Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Impeachment hear-mgs create 38 instant celebrities coalition falls apart WASHINGTON Proclaiming that President Nixon impeach- ment and trial and removal from the judiciary committee has ended its in- quiry with a resolu- JOHN EHRLICHMAN President's aide given 20 months WASHINGTON Former presidential assistant John Ehrlichman was sentenced today to a minimum 20 months in prison on his conviction for con- spiracy and perjury in the break-in at the office of the California psychiatrist treating Pentagon papers figure Daniel Ellsberg. U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell set 20-month to five- year sentences to run con- currently for each of the three criminal's counts for which Ehrlichman was convicted. G. Gordon a member of the White House unit which carried off the was sentenced to one to three years in but the sentence is to run parallel with other sentences Liddy drew in the Watergate break- in case. Thus it does not add any time to what Liddy already had to serve. Gesell said two other con- victed members of the plumb- ers group. Floridians Bernard Barker and Eugenio duped by high govern- ment and sentenced them to suspended prison terms. The plumbers group was created by the White House to plug security leaks. All except Liddy have been iree since their convictions by a 12-man jury July 12. No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish a civic holiday. A full of weekend news and sports will appear in fuesday's edition. Display advertisers are of the following ads for publication fuesday. Aug. 6 and 7. must be received by 5 Friday. Aug.. Ads for Aug. by Sat. Aug. 3. Classified received by Aug. will appear Tuesday. tion to be sent to the House of Representatives. In it the committee recom- mends Nixon's impeachment for obstructing mis- use of his powers and refusing to obey its subpoenas for evidence. Debate in the House will be- gin in about two weeks. The three articles would redefine and limit the power of the executive. They are the first to be sent to the House floor in more than a century since President Andrew John- son's impeachment during the period following the U.S. Civil War. The third impeachment ar- ticle relating to the subpoenas was approved Tuesday by a narrow 21-to-17 vote. The three articles of im- peachment charge Nixon with crimes and mis- justice in cov- ering up the Watergate the bieak-in of Democratic national headquarters June once described by a White House spokesman as just a Abusing his powers through misuse of federal agents and agencies to violate constitutional rights of citizens by income-tax audits and other activities. to comply with committtee subpoenas for 147 tape-recorded conversations and other material sought as evidence by the inquiry. Rejected as impeachable of- fences were proposed articles recommending impeachment for concealing the bombing of Cambodia from and perpetrating tax fraud by un- derpaying his income taxes. Beth were defeated by 26-to-12 votes. A majority vote is needed in the House to impeach the president. The Senate then would conduct a in which a two-thirds majority would be needed to convict and remove Nixon from of- fice. The House committee's pro- ceedings ended rap from the gavel of Chairman Peter Rodino and his ruling that the work of the As he filed out of the com- mittee Representative Charles Wiggins Nixon's leading defender dur- ing the six days of debate.and voting on the impeachment articles the I would have to say the odds are that the House would pass The final day of the com- mittee's deliberations saw a break-down in the bipartisan coalition that adopted the first two articles by votes of 27 to 11 and 28 to 10. The committee has 21 Democrats a'nd 17 all lawyers. Thomas Railsback a leader in the bipartisan effort to pass the first two ar- accused the majority of engaging in in trying for more articles. John Conyers who offered the Cam- bodian bombing said concealment of the bombing from and the American people indisputable evidence of im- peachable All 12 votes for the article were cast by Democrats. Nine other led by Ro- joined the 17 Republicans in defeating it. Edward Mezvinsky and Jack Brooks led the effort to add an article covering Nixon's taxes and the use of government funds to improve his private property. Inside WASHINGTON Given the relative silence of an uncharacteristic each member of the House of Representatives judiciary committee averaged about one hour on television to have his say about the president's impeachment. Heady stuff for politicians whose day is made when even one person recognizes them on the street. But six days on television presto. Autograph seek- ers. Hallway interviews. Spontaneous or even boos. A chance to be eloquent. How can a politician be other- wise when speaking of the Founding the balance of the prerogatives and burdens of the Democracy For a practised indifference when those big cam- eras zero in. For a blantant putting-on of for- thright the projection of using the technique of addresssing a colleague while facing the lens straight ahead. For a chance to pitch words and thought into an in- finite toward scholars and schoolchildren tracing the 20th-century's epic inquiry into the impeachment of a United States president. Chairman Peter Rodino's last at p.m. MDT ended 35 46 minutes of hearings that fashioned three articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon. Despite its the event lacked the drama of the Senate Watergate hearings which made an instant folk hero of Sam Ervin. With some notably the bitter last-hour exchange between Elizabeth Holtman and Charles the mind retained images of oft-times brilliant debate on the most emotional issue in U.S. politics since the Civil War. And orchestrating it with sure Democrat Ro- the and leading Edward Hut- chinson of Michigan. Neither said but their influence was obvious. concludes the work of the Rodino announced and the seal was put on sfr days of decision in the lifetime of 38 congressmen. Classified........26-30 Comment...........4 District............21 23 Local 20 Markets ...........25 Sports...........14-16 Theatres............7 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH SCATTERED SHOWERS The LetHbruUje Herald VOL. ALBERTA. JULY 1974 36 Pages 15 Cents BLAST KILLS CADETS' QUEBEC Six Montreal-area youths were among six cadets killed Tuesday in an explosion at the nearby Valcartier Canadian Forces base during a lec- ture on the handling of explosive devices. Twenty-two including Capt. Jean-Claude Cjiroux. an were injured in the blast. The dead were identified as 0. M. P. St. E. Y. Rox- boro and M. age Montreal. Unsure future hurts South feed industry 'What's a marathon kissing 8 Signing Greek foreign minister George Navros and Turkish foreign minister Turhan Gunes sign the Cyprus peace accord in Geneva Tuesday. Accord favors Turkey Herald London Bureau GENEVA Six days of high-voltage negotiations on a Cyprus ceasefire agreement have ended with a pact that heavily favors Turkey. Described by British Foreign Secretary James as the declaration of it fails to give any guarantee that the massive Turkish invasion force will leave the island within any time period. The provisions of the agree- ment armed forces on the island to stand still in their po- sitions_.as-of 10 p.m. Geneva time p.m. on Tues- day July 30 and to cease all hostile activities from that time. security zone to be determined by the represen- tatives of Turkey and the United in con- sultation with the United Nations peacekeeping force in at the limit of the areas occupied by_ Turkish forces at the stated standstill time.- Turkish enclaves occu- pied by Greek or Greek Cypriot forces to be im- mediately the enclaves to be protected by the United Nations. Turkish enclaves outside the Turkish army zone to be protected by a UN security zone and to retain their own police and security forces. Embassy officials i dispute torture yarn CALGARY The 24- year-old Canadian whose parents claim has been beaten and tortured while in a Mexico City prison was identified today as Les Fieger of Vancouver. Mr. Fieger's Al Fieger of said today he had not wanted his son's name used because he feared guards would take reprisal action against him. Mr. Fieger confirmed a report in the Toronto Star which named the younger Mr. Fieger as the prisoner held since Nov. 25 of last year on charges of possession of cocaine. Earlier Gaston press officer for the department of external affairs in Ottawa said the reports of torture of the young Mr. Fieger were in contradiction to reports received from the Canadian embassy in Mexico City. The elder Mr. Fieger said the reports are not -in contradiction because the consular officials did not see his son until after the parents began paying a week to prison officials for better a cleaner cell and protection against further beatings. Mr. Balduc had said the facts of the case were not known to government officials and until the details were known no statement would be made about the Fieger case. He did that consular division says the complaints of brutality in the prison are completely in contradiction with what the Calgary man's son said during a hunger strike. The parents of the imprisoned Canadian first revealed details of the situation in a copyrighted story in Tuesday's Albertan. They said their son and his wife were arrested -by Mex- ican .officials as they left a flight at Mexico City Airport Nov. 25. The man was charged with possession of cocaine. His wife was released two weeks after her arrest and was deported back to Canada. While the man is being held on the .he has not yet appeared in court nor has bail been his parents said. The parents said they were told to raise for lawyers a and 000 as a in order to secure the release of their son. Although the money has been raised and was delivered to the Canadian embassy in Mexico Mexican of- ficials did not take the money. The father said the Mexican officials want more money and had originally asked him for Seen and heard About town Warren Rowntree building a koolaid stand from Stan Siwik Swimming Pool scrap material Mike Benoit naming his new pair of Mex- ican budgerigars Jose and Amigo Richard Logan say- ing the last thing to remember to take on a fishing trip is girls. Edmonton family paid 3.100 to Mexicans EDMONTON mother of a 21-year-old Cana- dian man held in g Mexican prison on drug charges says she and her husband can't pay any more towards his release. Mrs. Louise Arnold said she and her husband a CNR already paid to secure their son Gordon's release as' well as finance meals for him in Mexico City's Lecumberri Prison. Canadian embassy in Mexico has told us it's usual to pay to spring a either an American or a there is no guarantee that'll buy his Mrs. Arnold told reporters. 'But we can't pay any where are we going to raise that kind of Mrs. Arnold said her son was arrested along with a Van- couver man and Mexican police found than of marijuana on Gordon so he was imprisoned. Mrs. Arnold said they sent to the Canadian embassy in Mexico after a Mexican lawyer told them that much would be needed to get their son released. The couple sent immediately so their son could buy meals and of the was sent on Gordon's instructions to get him off a work gang as 'protection rrioney'.Mrs. Arnold said. -V By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Southern Alberta's cattle feeding industry has hit new lows with some of the largest operators now in the process of quitting the industry. A survey of key feedlot operators in the South indicates total uncertainty in the industry. High interest rates and the high cost of buying animals for the feedlot are reasons given for the shift away from production. John Pahara of who bought replacement cattle for his own feeding operation since April 1 as well as thousands more cattle for other cattle said he gave the to stop at noon v Dick co-owner of Valley Feeders Ltd. west of Lethbridge and president of Alberta Cattle Feeders said he personally has stopped buying replacements. And he is recommending to all his customers that they stop replacing animals as they are sold to the slaughter houses. John manager of Dri-Land Feeders Ltd. at said he is trying to sell the last 600 cattle in his lot. If prices don't shift downward in the replacements and feed the lot will stay empty until September when more replacements will be on the market. All the men said there are three major uncertainties in the industry now. are the possibility of the. United States-Canada boider being reopened to allow American cattle into the possible removal of the federal subsidy of three cents per pound paid on slaughter cattle and the lack of knowledge about immediate and long-range feed prices. On top of said Mr. feeders have to pay 12 Vz per cent interest on loans used to buy replacement cattle. The factor which is hindering the operation of Dri-Land Feeders is that the feedlot is owned by a group of barley growers. Because most industry experts predicting higher feed grain prices this year than last when prices reached per the growers are going to simply sell their barley rather than feed it to cattle. They feel they will make more money and avoid any risk. Ross manager of Highway 52 Feeders Ltd. at was the only feeder who felt he must continue in the business because it is the only business he Mr. Nilsson said .he has no plans for the future right now. His lot has only cattle in less than half the normal capacity. Mr. Nilsson said he feels the cattle feeder learned a lesson last year when he paid higher than normal prices for replacement animals. He predicts feeders will pay only about 30 cents a pound for replacement animals this down from about 60 cents per pound paid last year. This means the cow-calf operator will feel the brunt of the industry's money he said. Bob Dyck. auctioneer for Fort Macleod Auction said this morning that the uncertainties about the removal of the subsidy has caused cattlemen to sell before they are ready just to get the subsidy while it is still in effect. In a telephone interview. this federal Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan downgraded the concern of industry officials about the removal of the subsidy. He told The Herald the subsidy will be phased out only is every- in.. Canada' is getting the cost of production and more from the _cattle he sells. And some areas of Canada have reached that he said. will be no instant removal of the. he said. Quebec French 'official' QUEBEC The Quebec national assembly Tuesday adopted on third and final reading a bill making French the official language of Quebec. The adopted over the protests and opposi- tion of the Parti two Liberal members and many groups in the is expected to become law to- day when it receives royal as- sent from Lieut.-Gov. Hughes Lapointe. The bill parts of which will be applied immediately while other parts will come into effect gradually makes French the language of public administration in the province and contains measures design- ed to integrate immigrants into Quebec's French- speaking majority and make French the working language of the .province. John Giaccia and George two English- speaking members the Quebec national must await a decision on their future in the Liberal party after breaking ranks to vote against passage. Deadline passes Tex. An 8 a.m. deadline fixed by convict Fred Gomez Carrasco fpr delivery of three bullet- proof vests passed today with no indication that Carrasco had carried out threat to kill a hostage if the demand was not met. Carrasco had threatened to blow up a woman hostage in the doorway of the third-floor library-classroom where he and two other armed convicts were holding 13 hostages'at the main state prison.