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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THI LITHIRIDOI HKAIO 1f7S News in brief Japan rejects proposal SAIGON (Reuter) Japan has turned down on con- stitutional grounds a South Viet- namese approach about taking Canada's place on the Inter- national Commission of Control and Supervision, a foreign min- istry spokesman laid today. Fham Dang Sum said the Japanese government had pointed out that its constitution prohibits it from sending troops to any foreign country. Drug traffickers charged VANCOUVER (CP) A rec- ord 173 suspected drug traffick- ers were charged here Tuesday following a massive undercover operation by two Vancouver police constables and a seven- man surveillance team in the last five months. Freighters collide .XEAH BAY, Wash. (CP) Two freighters collided in dense fog in Juan Fuca Strait near heie Tuesday, and British Col- umbia Liberal leader David An- deison says the incident is fur- ther proof that there is "no way in the world that oil tankers could use the route without col- liding." The round-up began as police and RCMP officers arrested at least 53 persons charged main- ly with possession and traffick- ing of heroin. Of the 173 war- rants issued, 122 deal -with her- oin distribution. in fog No injuries or environmental damage have been reported so far. The two vessels were tha oriental mariner, a Panamani- an container carrier with mix- ed cargo bound for Portland from Vancouver, and the Way- way, a 544-foot Liberian log carrier bound for Tacoma, Wash. Watergate committee hearings Heated VN debate expected From AP-REUTER UNITED NATIONS (CP) An immediate clash between Egyptian and Israeli speakers was in prospect today as the UN Security Council headed into a new debate on the Middle East. Hopes wert bleak that prog- ress toward settling the conflict would emerge from the debate, starting six years and one day after the outbreak of the 1967 Egypt-Israeli war. Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Hassan al-Zayyat, who requested that the 15-nation council air the dispute, was ex- pected to insist that the only so- lution is Israeli withdrawal from all occupied portions of Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Family allowance hike near OTTAWA (CP) Legislation increasing the average monthly family allowance to a child from will be introduced in Parliament this month, Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde said in a Commons reply Tuesday to Stanley Knowles peg North He told Social Credit Leader Real Caouette earlier that the pajinents will be made directly to parents by the federal gov- ernment, not through the prov- inces. However, Mr. Lalonde said, some provinces may Introduce legislation to "vary the sum paid above a certain minimum" depending on the ages and num- ber of children in a family. The new rates wouldn't be- come effective until next January, however. Logs of Nixon, Dean talks sought WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Watergate committee counsel said today he will seek through negotiations, rather than subpoena, to obtain logs of conversations between Presi- dent Nixon and ousted John W. Dean. Dean was Nixon's White House counsel. Samuel Dash, the committee counsel, said that if the White House material is relevant evi- dence "we certainly will be seeking it." He denied that he said Tuesday a subpoena would be issued soon. But reporters who questioned Mm after the Tuesday com- mittee session confirmed that he had made that comment. At today's televised hearing, Dash maintained Ee had said nothing about a subpoena. He also said he had issued a cor- recting statement, saying that he would be discussing 'the question of access to the logs with Leonard Garment, now Whits House counsel. The White House maintains that presidential papers are not subject to subpoena. Dash said "We have received complete co-operation" from the White House in the effort to obtain the Dean logs. A White House spokesman has said the question of access to the logs, or to information in them, is under review by Gar- ment. The White House said Monday that the logs would not be made available. But Tuesday, press spokesman Gerald Warren said he had erred in making that statement and that the question of access to the logs is under study. Special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox bad said Mon- day, "I shall insist on access to everything." Cox and the Sen- Free jammed solar panel Spacemen face tricky job Ceasefire talks resumed From AP-Renter PARIS (CP) Kissin- ger and Hanoi's Le Due Tho re- sumed their secret talks today to tighten the Vietnam ceasefire agreement. They met in a villa owned by the French Communist party in suburban Gif-sur-Yvette. Tho was acting as host, and wel- comed the American delegates on the lawn in front of the villa. He was smiling and shook their hands warmly. Liberal wins byelection HALIFAX (CP) Liberal A. M. (Sandy) Cameron won a Nova Scotia byelection in Guysborough riding Tuesday to give Premier Gerald Regan's government its biggest major- ity since taking office in 1S70. The win was a gain for the Liberals over the Conserva- tives. The byelection o u t c o me leaves the party standing in the 46-ssat legislature Liberal 25, Conservative 19 and New Democratic party 529. OTTAWA (CP) The super- market price war, which began in 1970, rages on even though food prices are going up, the Commons food price committee was told Tuesday. F. C. Kennedy, chairman and president of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Co. of Canada Ltd. Tidal tvaves toll heavy JAKARTA (Reuter) At least 53 persons died and 10 are missing in a series of severe storms and tidal waves that swept the Indonesian island of Flores, east of Java, according to delayed reports reaching here. The reports, published in the Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS. Victoria Charles Ramsey Sterling Stein. 76. a retired ma- jor-general and veteran of both world wars who organized the British Columbia Civil Defence Organization and helped estab- lish UNICEF, the United Na- tion's International Children's Emergency Fund. Shefiield, England Edwin Stengel, 71, a psychiatrist who studied under Sigmund Freud and was acknowledged as a world authority on suicide. M. (Ted) armed forces bulletin Tuesday, said the storms and tidal waves struck the island five weeks ago. The reports said the district of Negada was worst hit and that 24 persons "ere dragged out to sea by huge waves and drowned. Aplin, 64, who organized a smuggling operation to get let- ters to and from Jews in a Nazi concentration camp just after the Second World War, of can- cer. Camino, 29, a bullfighter and younger brother of Spain's foremost matador, Paco Camino, gored by a bull. SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT (VARIGRAY) OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. Kelley tops list for FBI job WASHINGTON (Reuter) Clarence M. Kelley. 61, police chief of Kansas City, is re- ported to be the Nixon adminis- tration's choice for director of the FBI. The Columbia Broad- casting System and the New York Times both predicted Tuesday night that Kelley, a former FBI agent, would be nominated soon. Paul Frank's Plumbing and Heating Ltd. Is p'cetted to announce that Its present cddrtu It 159-20th STREET NORTH, LETHBRIDGE Phone 328-5490 After Hours 328-8440 HOUSTON (AP) The Sky- f The astronauts stop work on lab repair crew practised tricky! most experiments today and hold a four-hour rehearsal for manoeuvres today for a two- man space walk Thursday to at- tempt to pry or cut free a jam- med solar panel. the difficult task that could nearly double the electricity in their power-shy space station. High food cost war rages on Plane hijackers escape BUENOS AIRES (Reuter) One of two hijackers of a Co- lombian plane which landed here Saturday after the longest hijack flight on record escaped in Argentina and the other in Paraguay, the pilot disclosed here Tuesday. Captain Hugo Molina told re- porters the first gunman jumped from the aircraft dur- ing a brief landing in the north- ern Argentine city of Resist- encia and the second during a similar landing in Asuncion, Paraguay. He had said earlier that both of the hooded hijackers got otf at the end of the runway in Re- sisfcencia well outside the glare of the airfield's lights, taking with them a ransom they had collected from the plane's owners, the Colombian airline. The ransom -was delivered to the hijackers at the Dutch Ca- ribbean island of Aruba, the first of many stops after the hi- jacking over Colombia last Wednesday. Air passengers get compensation WASHINGTON (AP) The Civil Aeronautics Board ruled Tuesday that airline passengers who reserve their tickets over the telephone are eligible for compensation if they are bumped from their flights. In the past, airlines were required to compensate only passengers who had written confirmation of their reservations. The com- pensation is refund of the tick- et price plus a free seat on the next flight. unleashed a barrage of figures on the members of the special committee that indicated that his to most con- sumers as A and losing money while food prices rose substantially in the last year. In a presentation praised by several committee members, Mr. Kennedy said he would ap- prove a reduction in the num- ber of packaging sizes of com- modities if consumers felt they could do without them. Mr. Kennedy said the price war was the largest single fac- tor in losses suffered by the company in the last two fiscal yeais. Between 1962 and 1970, the profit margin of the company's Canadian branch ranged be- tween a high of 10-100ths of one per cent to a low of about 5-100 of one per cent. The low profit point was reached in 1970, after the onset of Hie price war. PREDICTS INCREASE But Mr. Kennedy predicted a return to a profitable position in the future. The company is closing down small and obsolete stores and tending toward larger outlets, he said. Wages rose to a total of million in 1972 from the 1971 fig- ure of S30.6 million. Tola) food sales in 1972 were about million. He said in an interview later that it is anticipated wage costs will increase between 4.5 and 5.5 per cent this year. Dry weather causes heavy crop losses SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Unseasonably dry weather is causing "disastrous losses" in up to one half of the state's wheat fields. Washington wheat farmers stand to lose about million because of the reduced yields, says Jack Dewitt, president of the Washington Wheatgrowers Association. Dry weather in the fall and spring is responsible. Normally protective snowcover failed to appear during the win- ter and thousands of -cres of winter wheat died. In the large workshop area of the orbiting laboratory, they were to assemble and work with a battery of tools and teth- ers needed for the salvage job. Today was their 13th day in space. Commander Charles Conrad and Dr. Joseph Kenvin are to open an airlock hatch at a.m. EDT Thursday. Half an hour later, Conrad is to scramble some 25 feet across the side of the barrel-shaped ve- hicle to the stuck panel. Conrad will try to cut through or pry loose a one-inch wide aluminum strip that is holding the one-ton panel against the side of the station. The third crew member, Paul Weitz, will remain Inside the workshop, relaying instructions from Mission Control. Once Conrad frees the panel, he'll have to provide the muscle to snap it into place. Tf the wing swings properly Into place, three large sections of solar cells will unfold to catch the sun's rays and con- vert them to electricity. They would add watts to Sky- lab's power supply. This would enable the astro- nauts to complete a full ex- periment schedule during the remainder of their 28-day flight. It also would increase the chances for success of the Sky- lab 2 and 3 crews who are to visit the station later in the year. Astronaut Russell Schwei- ckart, the backup Skylab com- mander who has helped perfect the space walk procedures on the ground, briefed the crew by radio Tuesday night. Bill on fuel distribution given okay WASHINGTON (AP) A bill requiring the Nixon adminis- tration to draw up county- wide gasoline-and oil-dis- tribution plan was passed by the Senate Tuesday and sent to the House of Representatives. Senator William B. Saxbe (Rep. said the bill will not be enough and ''sooner or later we're going to have to es- tablish priorities" on fuel in the United States energy crisis. The legislation would replace President Nixon's voluntary ap- proach to fuel distribution. Its chief intent is to tee that no section of the country suffers more than another and also that the independent refiners and gas-station owners get the same crack at petroleum products as the major companies. "It rations the said Senator Henry M. Jackson (Dem. a backer of the measure. ate committee are already at odds over whether the Senate panel should continue its public televised hearings into the scan- dal. They may now be in a further fight over the presidential logs. MIGHT VOLUNTEER LOGS Warren said the White House considers the logs are presiden- tial papers and thus not subject to subpoena because this would b e "constitutionally in- appropriate." But he suggested they be made available voluntar some form. Warm, I the question of the logs be reviewed by the White House and Cox's staff. If the final White House deci- sion is to refuse any access, then the committee and Cox would have to decide what sort of legal fight, if any, to wage in order to get at the logs. Such a struggle could hinge on constitutional Issues in- cluding separation of powers and executive privilege. Dean was quoted in news re- ports earlier this week as say- ing he had met with Nixon per- haps 30 to 40 times this year and that the Watergate develop- ments had been discussed. In other Watergate matters Tuesday: a newly released depos- ition, former presidential aide John Ehrlichman said Nixon as- signed him to gather Watergate information in April. Ehrlich- man quoted Nixon as saying that Dean, the previous White House Watergate investigator, was involved in the scandal "up to his eyebrows." Ehrlichman quit within the month. Senate committee heard Bobert Reisner, a former Nixon campaign committee as- sistant, testify that documents with the "Gemstone" political- espionage label were placed in a file with matters to be taken up with John Mitchell, former attorney-general and then Nixon campaign director. Highway accident under probe Neiv iveapon A soldier demonstrates a surface-to-air self-defence missile system known as Blowpipe. Defence Minister James Richardson an- nounced in West Germany Tuesday that, starting next year, Canadian NATO ground forces will b e equipped with the new weapon. The 100 Blow- pipes ordered from a British company will cost an estimated million. Lang denies charges OTTAWA (CP) -Otto Lang, minister responsible for the wheat board, denied Tuesday that Canada may be forced to purchase wheat from other countries to meet foreign sales commitments. He told John Diefenbaker Albert) there is "no chance at all" that domes- tic supplies will become de- pleted. Air. Diefenbaker said the wheat board has "statistical misinformation" and the gov- ernment will be required in the next two or three months to buy wheat on the world market to meet supply commitments. Mr. Lang said the recent re- moval of delivery quotas for wheat and barley indicates that record export sales are contin- uing for the third consecutive year. He said the quotas were re- moved because some fanners have been holding back delivery of grain, fearing heavy income- tax payments for the year. In reply to a question from BUI Knight Mr. Lang said the wheat board continues to contract for export business but in a cautious man- ner. Soldiers hurt LONDONDERRY (Reuter) Three British soldiers were in- jured, two seriously, by an ex- plosion in a derelect house they were searching here early to- day. The third man was thought to have received only minor in- juries. Several soldiers have died in Northern Ireland recently in similar incidents. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES. PRESENTSJTMt Weather and road report An 18 year old youth is in custody and several others are being questioned follow- ing an incident early Tues- day morning at Brocket Li which two vehicles and a train collided with barricades placed in their paths. At about a.m., a large truck loaded with liquid as- phalt ran into three heavy railway ties placed across Highway 3 at Brocket. As the driver, John New- sham, of Calgary, got out to look at what bad happened, car, driven by Eleanor Shearer, of Pincher Creek, collided with the same ob- struction. She also got out of her car to see what was going on and the two drivers were then pelted with rocks. They jumped into the truck and drove to Pincher Station where they called the police. About four hours later, af- ter the obstacle had been re- moved from the highway, a CPR freight train ran into a number of ties which had been placed acnes the tracks. The train was not derailed and continued on without stopping. The mum of the youth be- ing held has not been re- leased. No injuries re- ported as a result of the in- cident. SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET FORECAST: Lethbridge Today and Thursday: Mainly sunny. Brisk west winds. High both days near 80. Low 45-50. Calgary-Medicine Hat To- day: A few clouds this morn- ing becoming sunny before noon. High today 70-75. Low 40-45. Thursday: Mainly sunny. Highs 75-80. Columbia Kootenay Region Today: Mainly cloudy. Occa- sional light rain. Thursday: cloudy with sunny intervals. Highs in the seventies. Lows to- night, 45 to 50. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Very warm with some cloudi- ness today and Thursday. Highs both days 80 to 90. Lows to- night 45 to 55. West Continental Divide Very warm with some cloudi- ness today. Cloudy Thursday with scattered showers most likely in the north portion. Highs both days 80 to 90. Lows tonight 45 to 55. H L Pre. Lethbridge .......79 51 Pincher Creek 78 49 Medicine Hat.....83 53 Edmonton.......70 45 Grande Prairie 70 53 Banff...........69 49 Calgary Victoria 75 45 73 54 Penticton........86 65 Kamloops........81 66 Vancouver.......73 56 Saskatoon........73 41 Regina..........71 40 Winnipeg.........71 44 Toronto..........82 65 Ottawa..........79 65 Montreal.........77 66 St. John's........45 30 Halifax..........57 40 Charlottetown .58 42 Fredericton .......69 44 Chicago 78 61 New York......89 64 Miami..........84 76 Los Angeles.......84 62 Las Vegas.......96 68 Phoenix.........104 72 Rome...........81 54 Paris............67 51 London..........66 50 Berlin...........64 43 Amsterdam ......55 52 Moscow..........79 57 Stockholm.......72 57 Tokyo...........70 61 Hong Kong.......79 77 Mexico City.......88 57 .02 .10 .04 .05 .02 .60 SIOUX HOG FEEDERS Only Sioux have dome lids. Guaranteed for 15 years. 100 capacity with 12 lids. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1 reported ban and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways art in good driving condition. PORTS OF 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.; Ccutts 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 am. to p.m.; Kingsgate 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wi'd Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Open June 1. Rooseville 8 a.m. to midnight. ;