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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ THE IETHBRIDCE HERAID Tuesday, 3, 1975 News in brief Governors back Nixon STATELINE, Nev. (AP) Democrats have decided against trying to bring Presi- dent Nixon's handling of the Watergate scandal before the national governors conference. They decided to drop any or- ganized Watergate move after some warned that such political issues are taking too much at- tention from other national problems. A suggestion by Democratic Gov. Patrick Lucey of Wiscon- sin that the Watergate affair has so paralysed the federal government that President Nixon should resign failed to win endorsement from any of his colleagues Monday. Italy in news blackout ROJIE (AP) A nationwide "day of silence" strike by jour- nalists plunged Italy into a news blackout today. Printers and television per- sonnel stayed out in sympathy. The union representing about 7.000 journalists staged the v.-alkout to protest what it called an "assault on the free- dom of the press." Specifically, the walkout was I over the sale of 50 per cent of Rome's biggest daily, II Mes- saggero, and Genoa's II Secolo XIX to magazine publisher Edilio Rusconi. The publisher is known for his rightist views in a land where the left is strong. In addition, the journalists charged that Attilio Monti, a wealthy oil man who already owns fiVe dailies, is behind Rus- coni. Monti also is said to be i rightist. Backivard ride Senators are against delay in Watergate TV hearings By LAWRENCE KNUTSON WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Watergate investigating committee is resisting a prose- cution request to postpone televised hearings, and is decid- ing what to do about a key wit- ness who won't talk. Five of the special panel's seven senators went on record Monday to oppose the three- month postponement requested by Archibald Cox, special Wa- tergate prosecutor. At the same time, convicted Watergate conspirator Gordon Laddy was brought from jail to appear before committee staff investigators and, as predicted, refused to answer said here today They said the 61-year-old presid-ent not four Pojnpidou cuts activity PARIS (Renter) President i side the Elysee presidential pal- Georges Pompidou, whose ace until further notice, in- health has become a subject of rocjor political speculation in France, has cancelled his paru- j receptions scheduled in the cipation at all receptions out- 1 coming weeks. May remove sales tax OTTAWA (CP> The gov- day in the Commons. emment is considering remov- He told Paul Hellyer C PC- ing the federal sales tax from Trinity) the government has public transit vehicles. Finance had requests for removal of the Minister John Turner said Mon- 1 tax from several municipalities. Parkway system unveiled Lloyd Gruben, i3, sits wrong-end-to for his first ride on a in North Van- couver. He is clinging to his cousin, Charles Gruben, 15. The boys are among a group of 13 Eskimo students from Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., who had their first glimpse of a horse during exchange visit to Vancouver area. Skylab station problem Daring space ivalk studied HOUSTON (AP) Skylab's i most difficult job himself, astronauts and Mission Control scrambling some 25 feet along worked out details today for a the side of the barrel-shaped daring space walk to try to free workshop to attempt to free the TORONTO (CP) A system of parkway belts aimed at' averting urban sprawl along western Lake Ontario was un- veiled by the government in the Ontario legislature Monday. The system will attempt to create ribbons of green belt to separate and de- fine communities, provide cities with service corridors and es- tablish recreational areas and land reserves for future devel- opment. a jammed solar panel on the or- biting space station. Success of the unprecedented attempt would nearly double the electricity in the Skylab ve- hicle. A shortage is re- stricting experiments. Space agency officials de- cided Monday there were no un- panel. with Joseph Kerwrn re- maining near the open airlock hatch to assist. The third crew member, Paul Weitz, would stay inside, radio- ing procedures to Conrad and Kenvin. The program that while outside the astro- shield ripped away on launch. open a balky door that covers one of eight telescopes. on a faulty battery regulator to try to unstick a re- lay, a move that could provide an additional 200 watts of power. change the film in a canister for another telescope. Astronaut Russell Schwei- director said ckart. the backup Skylab com- Wage talks collapse usual safety hazards and ap- nauts also will attempt these proved the effort that will send i tasks: two astronauts outside the sta- the umbrella-like tion, probably Thursday morn- sunshade that they erected May ing. 26, the second day of the mis- "Very good." Skylab com- sion. The space station became EDMONTON (CP) Nego- tiations between the 250-mem- ber Canadian Wire Service Guild and the CBC have col- lapsed and the Guild has asked for appointment of a federal conciliator, a guild spokesman said Monday. Bill Laing of Edmonton, a member of the national nego- tiating committee, said the cor- poration refused to negotiate seriously during meetings May 30 June 1 in Toronto. The union is asking a 14.4- per-cent increase in the first i year of a two-year contract. with a 10-per-cent increase in I the second period. It also asks I a 4.4-per-cc-nt raise to compen- sate for cost-of-living increase during the three-year con- tract that expired last week. The CBC has offered a five- per-cent increase in each of two years and proposed to increase vacations to four weeks after 35 years while the Guild favors four weeks after 12 years. mander Charles Conrad re- marked when told of the deci- sion. "We'll be ready." Skylab program director Wil- liam Schneider told reporters Monday night that Conrad will decide who will take the ex- cursion He said the commander would probably choose to do the overheated when a protective Beame tvins primary NEW YORK (AP) City Comptroller Abraham Beame, a low-key campaigner who em- MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1250 Ht Ave. 5. Phone 328-8896 "Industrial and Home Owner Rentals" lown Mowers, lawn Combers and Aerators, Fertilizer etc. RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY phasized management ex- pertise, won the four-way Democratic primary for mayor but was forced into a runoff with Representative Herman Badillo. Beame. who lest the race for mayor in 19S5, failed Monday to get the 40 per cent necessary to i avoid a runoff June 26. Badillo, I who placed second, toak the I most Liberal stance of the may- oral candidates. The result of the light-to-mod- I erate vote assures New York City of a four-way election with I differsnt candidates on Derno- jcratic, Republican, Liberal and I Conservative ballot lines. Court holds sessions on reserve HOBBEMA (OP) Judge Al- lan Cawsey Monday considered 11 case? as court arrived at Samson Hall on the Samson In- dian Reserve here for the first time. Judge Cawsey said court will be conducted here twice a month. He told Indians in the court- room the trials were heM on the reserve for their conveni- ence. Four chiefs of bands in the area made a request to hold court here rather than in We- taskiwin, 11 miles north of the reserve and 40 miles south of Edmonton. Reservation police served as Hospital prepares for strike EDMONTON 'CP) Elec- tive admissions to the Royal Alexandra Hospital here were halted Monday as officials pre- pared for a possible strike by members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Executive director Bob Ross- er said emergency treatment was discontinued for patients who would require a hospital stay, but walk-in patients were still being treated Monday night. Mr. Rosser said the hospital was attempting to cut its nor- mal occupancy rate of 850 by more than 350 within four or five days in preparation for the threatened strike. A strike vote began Monday. Mr. Rosser said the strike plan differs from the one im- posed recently when nurses threatened to strike. In that case, the plan was to empty the hospital. Settlement with nurs- es was reached shortly before the strike deadline. In this case, tl-e hospital mander, has been practising the space walk procedures in a huge water tank which provides some sensation of weigh- tlessness. He briefed Conrad, Kerwin and Weitz by radio Monday night. Schweickart told them to re- view the plans today and a lengthy conference would be held tonight between the astro- nauts and mission control. The spacemen will practise j for three hours in the workshop Wednesday, assembling the tools and running through tech- niques. orderlies and the probation of- would bs able to manage a re- ficer was an Indian. The only duced patient load by using su- official not an Indian was Judge pervisory personnel. CUPE's members are less essential than the nurses to patient wel- fare, he said. "We can run the hospital without others, but we can't run it without nurses." The CUPE local, represent- ing employees, has reject- ed a conciliator's recommenda- tion that the basic rate of a month be increased by a month in a two-year contract. The local has asked for a month in a one-year con- tract. Cawsey. Tlie judge said Indians tend- ed to bccoma awed by strange surroundings, creating prob- lems in holding court at We- taskiwin. In the familiar set- ting of the reserve, they seem- ed less withdrawn, he added. Major trials will continue to be held in Wetaskiwin. but the judge said he expected only four or five trials a year con- cerning Samson and Hobbema reserve Indians to be held there. Condition for crops unproved CALGARY (CP) Soil-mois- ture conditions improved slight- ly in Alberta last week, the Al- berta Wheat Pool said Monday night in its weekly crop report. Only in south-central and southeastern districts was the lack of moisture still a serious problem. Edmonton and the Peace River region reported generally good soil moisture conditions. Much of southeastern Alberta now is fighting grasshopper in- festations, said the report, which said chemical spraying was in progress. To the east and south of Cal- gary, flea beetles had attacked early rapeseed crops. Seeding was reported nearly complete, with 97 per cent of wheat in the ground along with 79 per cent of barley, 88 per cent of flax and 76 per cent of rapeseed. Borax products recalled JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Last year, fed- eral health department records reveal that at least two Cana- dian infants had to be hospi- talized with severe boron poi- soning as a result of using teething preparations containing borax. In 1969, there's another recorded case of an infant that had to be hospitalized with bo- ron poisoning symptoms, this time as a result of the use of a boric dusting powder product. As a result of such cases in Canada and in other countries and as a result of a general concern about the dangers of more widespread toxic effects, the federal government Monday anounced it was taking a num- ber of steps to eliminate boric acid and borax f products used on infants in Canada. Effective immediately, all teething preparations containing boric acid (also known as bo- racic acid1) or borax (techni- cally called sodium borate) are being recalled by Ottawa, coast- to-coast. The government warns par- ents to stop using the products, which are usually called borax and honey or, in French, "miel et borax" and are listed more completely below. In a related move, Ottawa has decided to change the food and drug regulations effective Sept. 1, to make a host of other external application products contalnnig boric acid or borax illeal for use on children under three years of age. Again, the reason is concern about possible boron poisoning. There are some 100 products in this second class, mostly lo- tions, powders and ointments used for treating diaper rash in infants. Manufactures have been advised to stop sale of the products at once. Parents have been warned not to use the products on bro- ken, raw or damaged skin. Such practice increases the risk of the boric acid or borax being abrobed through the skin and causing boron poisonng. The senators scheduled a pri- vate meeting before today's scheduled re-opening of the pub- lic hearing to discuss whether contempt-of-Congress proceed- ings should be started against Liddy. The hearings resumed after ft one-week pause and heading the list of witnesses was Sally Har- mony, liddy's secretary when he was counsel of the Com- mittee to Re-elect the Presi- dent Mrs. Harmony is said to have typed secret wiretap logs of Democratic party officials. Also set to appear was the Washington printer who pre- pared the stationery used in the political intelligence operation of the Nixon campaign, and Robert Reisner, a Republican party aide who worked under Jeb Magruder, once the Nixon campaign's No. 2 official. COULD PROVIDE LINK Reisner has been named by convicted Watergate con- spirator James McCord as one who might be able to support his story that the Watergate bugging operation bad the prior approval of Magruder, former attorney-general John Mitchell and former White House coun- sel John Dean. As the hearings in the Senate caucus room continue under of- ficial protest, there were these other developments: White House said it will not furnish investigators with logs of any conversations be- tween President Nixon and his ousted counsel, Dean, about the Watergate scandal. The com- ment was in response to pub- lished reports that Dean met with the President 30 to 40 times on various aspects of the Watergate cover-up. The Wash- ington Post has reported that when Dean is called as a wit- ness he will allege Nixon was Method detects heart attacks LONDON (API Two British doctors 5aid here they developed a quick method of de- tecting undiagnosed heart at- tacks by the veins on the back of a patients hand. The veins sometimes contract to less than half the normal size after a heart attack, reported Dr. Brian Robinson and Dr. Jo- seph Collier, writing in Medical I News magazine. deeply involved in the cover-up and knew of payments of- fers of executive clemency to buy the silence of the seven convicted in the case. -The New York quoted sources close to Water- gate prosecutor Archibald Cox as saying the government will investigate whether Assistant Attorney-General Henry Peter- son, who supervised the gate inquiry for a time, wasJta- volved in the cover-up. The Times'said Peterson denied any such involvement. East Kootenay wins voice on commission CRANBROOK (SpeciaD- City and school board protests of lack of an East Kootenay voice on a provincial commis- sion, to examine Kootenay post- secondary school needs, have brought announcement of two appointments. James Patterson, longtime Kimberley financial secretary for Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, and Ray Hughes, secondary student counsellor of Fernie, have been named. The department is advertis- ing a schedule of public hear- ings through the Kootenays. Policeman killed BELFAST (AP) A young 1 village policeman was killed by a burst of machine-gun fire in Northern Ireland early today. The 28-year-old officer was on foot patrol at Enniskillen, in County Fermanagh, when hit at close range by bullets fired I from a speeding car, police headquarters said. Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge......71 42 Pincher Creek 72 44 Medicine Hat.....72 43 Edmonton.......63 38 Grande Prairie 70 50 Banff...........65 43 Calgary..........68 41 Victoria..........65 44 80 SO Prince George 66 46 .40 Kamloops...... 84 53 Vancouver...... 67 51 Saskatoon....... 62 46 .06 Regina 58 44 .19 81 60 Ottawa..........65 59 .01 Montreal........63 56 .04 Quebec .........72 53 St. John's........58 34 .01 Halifax 70 44 Charlottetown 68 38 Fredericton .......81 42 Chicago..........78 63 .20 New York 84 69 .15 Miami.........-. 84 79 .07 Los Angeles ......77 57 Las Vegas.......91 65 Phoenix.........97 71 Rome............86 54 67 51 London..........68 52 Berlin..........64 54 Amsterdam .......54 50 Moscow.........79 55 Stockholm.......72 54 Tokyo...........61 55 Mexico City......86 55 FORECAST: Lethbridge-Medicine Hat Mainly sunny today and Wed- nesday. Highs near 75. Lows near 45. Highs Wedneday 75- 80. Calgary Today: Cloudy periods clearing late this after- noon. Highs around 70. Lows near 45. Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 70-75. Columbia Kootenay Region Today and Wednesday: Sunny with a few cloudy periods be- coming cloudy Wednesday evening. Highs both days in the seventies. Lows tonight in the forties. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy with few after- noon showers mostly mountain areas today thru Wednesday. Windy at times. Warming trend. Highs today 75 to 85. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Wed- nesday 80s. West of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today thru Wed- nesday with few afternoon showers over the mountains. Highs today and Wednesday 75 to 85. Lows tonight 35 to 49. SUN-KISSED MAKE-UP 1o complement suntanned complexions A lovely lustre for your new summer look...created with dewy, sun-kissed shades. The perfect backdrop in complexion tone...created with Liquid Make Up in Bimini Bronze, Tan Royale, Honey Bronze, Bronze 4.50 ...or with Cream Pow- der Base in Tempo Tan, winger Tan, Sienna Bronze, 3.50 '...complemented by Tawny Pink and Hot Bronze Lipsticks, .2.00 each; matching Extra Luminous Nail Enamels, 1.75 each. MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE Wigs Perfumes COLLEGE MAIL PHONE 328-152 to thi many, many thousands pf Albertant who entered the Alberta Egg' Contest sponsored by tht ALBERTA EGG AND FOWL MARKETING BOARD FINAL WEEK'S WINNE 5 Doubir sunbeam Winners Susan Latterly Box tt, Simpson, N.W.T. Mrs. H. Lanoford Utah Dr., N.W. Calgary L. Donald Sunburn Hand Winners Mrs. irtnt 1JOU iMfh St., Edmonton Ruth StreOick U3U St., Edmonton Mrs. H. E. Yeoman 31st St. J.W., Calgary Mrs. A. 1M Ave.. eranrfi Prarrit T7M Cliff Crts., Calgary UNDER THE HI-FASHION SANDALS for women and men REMEMBER FATHER'S DAY SUNDAY, JUNE 17th Open Thursday- till 9 p.m. WORLD OF SHOES 317A 6th STRUT DOWNTOWN GEHL 99 HI-THROW BLOWER FOR BLOWING INTO THOSE TALL SILOS GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OP A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways are in good driving condition. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 am. to 9 p.m.: Kingsgate 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p m.; Open June 1. a.m. to midnight. ;