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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 of 3 city plants aren't worrying about meat 'gap' Most packing plants still in operation are not scrambling to fill the gap left by lockouts at the city's two biggest plants. Canadian Dressed Meats reported today it had no plans to increase its output and was "carrying on as normal." City Packers said production had increased only slightly and that it planned no substantial increases. But the newly-opened Lake- side Packers at Brooks was' working at a feverish pace to meet new market demands. Opened only six weeks ago, the plant is increasing its beef production by 40 to 50 per cent to fill the vacuum left by lockouts at Swift Canadian, Packers and Burns plants in Alberta. The plant is one of nine out of 17 plants left in operation in the province. Production there is climbing towards carcasses a week. Employees at Swift's Lethbridge plant vote today on a settlement proposed by mediator Bill Dickie, Ontario deputy minister of labor. Lethbridge" Canada Packers employees vote Friday. Results from the nation-wide poll are not expected before the weekend. The earliest the shutdown could end in the province is Monday. If employees turn down the offer from a combined managagement negotiating team for the three chains, the chains say they will lock out the remainder of their employees in Canada. A negotiating team for the Canadian Food and Allied Workers union agreed to the offer but the chains said they would not end the Alberta lockout in effect since Wednesday until employees ratified an agreement. Bert Hohol, Alberta manpower minister was critical of the companies involved in the lockout for sticking to their Wednesday deadline for the lockout after the union said it would withdraw its strike deadline. 'Kennedy Watergate target9 WASHINGTON (Reuter) The real ,target of the Water- gate break-in was Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy, syndicated columnist Jack Anderson said today. He said sources close to President Nixon confirmed that Nixon regarded Senator Kennedy as his most dangerous political foe. The president also expected the Democratic party national chairman, Lawrence O'Brien, to ensure that Senator Kennedy won the 1972 presidential nomination, "Up to the eve of the Demo- cratic convention, "say our sources, the president believed Senator George McGovern would step aside at the last minute The Lctlibridflc Herald VOL. LXVII 148 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1974 10 Cents 28 Pages OMB UDSMAN HERE MONO A Y The Alberta Ombudsman will be in Lethbridge Monday to meet with residents of the city and surrounding area to discuss complaints against the provincial government. Randall Ivany, appointed unanimously by the Alberta legislature May 1, will be at the provincial court house on 4th Avenue S. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All complaints will be discussed privately. Mr. Ivany will travel to Medicine Hat on Tuesday and meet with residents there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. He said in a news release he will be arranging more trips to Lethbridge and other parts of Southern Alberta in the future to make himself accessible to Albertans. An Ombudsman is a commissioner appointed by the legislature to investigate administrative decisions and acts of officials of the provincial government and its agencies. Decision hoped for by month's end Energy experts mull Canada-U.S. oil swap RICK ERVIN photo Dusk and all quiet As'dusk settles over the city, the still of inactivity falls over the local rail yard. The bustle of workmen moving about, the roar of diesel engines and the metronome- like sound of wheels rolling on track are only a figment of the imagination until morning strikes again. Inside Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Federal energy officials are seriously considering oil industry proposals to arrange a Canada-U.S. oil swap, preferably between oil companies operating in both countries on both coasts, to secure oil supplies for both coun- tries. Preliminary discussions be- tween National Energy Board and U.S. administration energy officials have already taken place recently in Ottawa on the general proposal whereby Canadian domestic crude would be used to supply U.S. west coast refineries in return for equal quantities of U.S. east coast oil going to Canadian refineries on the east coast. N. J. Stewart, chairman of the federal energy allocations board, explained that a major advantage of such a trade of domestic oil on the west coast for U.S. oil on the east coast would be the saving of substantial quantities of bunker oil now in moving increasingly-large quantities of domestic oil via tanker from Vancouver through the Panama Canal to -.the Canadian east coast. Mr. Stewart said the Ameri- cans could also save fuel and tanker rental expenses now being incurred to move im- ported oil from Venezuela and other countries to U.S. west coast refineries. While he couldn't estimate how much bunker fuel is being "wasted" by Canada and the U.S. under the current ap- proach, he did say that the current Canadian tanker movements via the Panama Canal add from to a barrel to the price of oil by the time it is delivered An NEB member said the Board and the federal energy department are anxious to come to a decision on the feasibility of such a swap as soon as possible, preferably by the end of June. HELP A TIE COLEMAN (HNS) They counted the ballots four times Wednesday on a plebiscite to build a town office and library complex here. But the vote came out the same each time 198 for, 198 against, with six spoiled ballots. Mayor John Holyk was to phone the department of municipal affairs in Edmonton today for a ruling on the deadlock. There were some 700 ratepayers eligible to vote in the plebiscite. Jury said Nixon was conspirator WASHINGTON (AP) Presidential lawyer James St. Clair- confirmed today published reports that a federal grand jury voted earlier this year to name President Nixon as an unin- dicted co-conspirator in the cover-up of the Watergate political espionage scandal. St. Clair told reporters he was informed of the grand jury's action three or four weeks ago by Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Asked what the president's reaction was, St. Clair said: "His view, of course, is that they just don't have all the evidence I think he felt it was quite inappropriate He was confident that the true facts would come out in time and that he would be exonerated." Council advisers back art gallery A proposal to use the Gait Gardens library as an art gallery received the support Wednesday of the Community Services Advisory Committee and will now be submitted to city council. The committee, charged with responsibility by council to recommend future use of the now-vacant library, unanimously voted to support the request from the Southern Alberta Art Gallery Association to use the building as a gallery suitable for national art exhibitions. The committee rejected a proposal by the Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization to use the entire building as a craft centre and meeting place for senior citizens. Committee member Elizabeth Hall said the organization served too few people to be given the whole building. Acting City Manager Bob Bartlett had recommended to the advisory committee that the building should be used for various purposes. He suggested a gallery be established in the new .wing, while the lower floor of the older section be turned over to the Chinook pensioners group. The upper storey could be used for meeting rooms for community organizations, he said. His suggestion was also turned down, with Joe Lakie. a committee member, saying the arrangement would satisfy neither group. The motion recommending the art gallery association be given the building carried a provision that the society's board be acceptable to city council and that the group run the gallery recognizing the various needs of the community. Some committee members questioned whether grants the gallery society said are available to renovate the building and operate the gallery would continue over a long period of Ume. Isabel Hamilton, spokesman for the group, said the national museum council would pay for renovations and operation for two years. After that, she said, the Canada Council would be approached for a sustaining grant, and that other sources of funds for the gallery's operation would be available. But she would not promise the organization would not at some future time approach city council for money, although the society is not asking for city money at this time. "We would be less than honest to say that we will never ask council for Mrs. Hamilton said. Classified........22-26 Comics............20 District............17 Local News......15.16 Markets...........21 Sports...........9-11 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 Youth.............12 Levers can back mortgage policy LOW TONIGHT 45; HIGH FRI. 65; A FEW SHOWERS. Taber MLA sorry for 'implications' said part of the gallery will be used for local shows and that the building will contain a tea room combined with a print gallery. EDMONTON An Alberta MLA who was accused by Indian leaders of making racist statements children for his Author says Lenin began 'camps' PARIS (AP) Alexander Solzhenitsyn charges in the second volume of his Gulag Archipelago that forced labor camps were a part of the Soviet state from its inception, and not a later invention of Joseph Stalin. The new instalment of the documentary blames the vast camp system on Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union. Kremlin policy has been to term the camps an aberration resulting from Joseph Stalin's "cull of personality Lenin has not been blamed for them. The uproar over publication in Paris of the first volume last December led to a campaign in the Soviet media against Solzhenitsyn and to his exile in February. He lives with his family in Zurich, Switzerland. The new 650-page volume in Russian, which goes on sale here next week, continues the account of the camp system in which he spent eight years. Solzhenitsyn asserts that 66 million persons passed through the system between 1918 and 3959. The first camp, he says, was a converted czanst prison on the White island of Solovki north of the Arctic Circle. Untold thousands died in the early camps, which were intended to keep prisoners three months at most, he writes. The system began under Lenin, he says, but was perfected under the direction of Naphtali Frenkel. a genera] in the NKVD secret police and one of Stalin's favorites. Frenkel himself later perished in the camps. Solzhenitsyn says the camps were filled under Lenin with political prisoners. But under Frenkel's guidance, Stalin used them to keep the Soviet economy on its feet with a minimum of foreign aid. "For this purpose it was necessary to obtain manpower as cheaply as possible and preferably unpaid which made no demands, was ready to transfer from place to place any day, was free of family ties and had no need for housing, schools or hospitals and sometimes not even for kitchens or washing facilities. The state could obtain such manpower only by swallowing its own sons." A third volume will conclude the series. All three volumes were written prior to 1968 concerning Indian apologized comments. Doug Miller. Social Credit MLA for Taber-Warner, in a letter to Bertha Ciarke. president of the voice of Alberta Native Women's Society