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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THI lETHBRIDGf HKAID Thurfdoy, 7, Wl News in brief Kidnapped ex-admiral freed BUENOS AIRES (AP) Francisco Aleman, a retired rear admiral, was set free to- day after being held 68 days by kidnappers of the leftist People's Revolutionary Army The naval officer entered his home by a service door and re- fused to talk to reporters. Two days earlier, the PRA freed a major in the military border police held for 40 days. A communique of the leftist group said the officers were freed after it was ascertained that political prisoners liberated by the new Peronist govern- ment of President Hector J. Campora were in good health'. The leftists also issued a letter in which Aleman admitted re- sponsibility for certain mis- deeds. Jerry Prickly free on hail LOS ANGELES (AP) -For- mer major league baseball player Jerry Priddy was free on "bail today after declaring through his lawyer that he is not responsible for attempts to extort from a ship com- pany by allegedly placing bombs aboard one of its luxury liners. Priddy, 53, now head of an advertising company after an 11-year big league career, was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of interfering with com- merce by threats of violence. If convicted, he could be sen- tenced to 20 years in prison and fined Kennedys kneel before cross WASHINGTON (AP) On the fifth anniversary of Robert Kennedy's death, Ethel Ken- nedy and her 11 children knelt in silent prayer Wednesday be- fore the small, white wooden cross that marks the late sena- tor's grave. Accompanied by her brother- in-law, Senator Edward M. Ken- nedy, his wife Joan and their three children, Mrs. Kennedy and her family arrived at AT- ling ton National Cemetery shortly after 7 a.m. before the gates opened to the public. Police seek big fan from roof Sniper scare spurs store probe VANCOUVER (CP) An er- roneous report that a sniper was on the loose in the under- Vancouver Police Ward Rowan said phoned in at 4 p.m. Inspector a report from Ea- ground parking lot at Batons ton's said there was a sniper on downtown department _ store the floor of the under- and there ap- i to be three bodies." sent police with guns and adog j grmmd parkade swarming through Wednesday. the Ships collide off Iceland REYKJAVIK. Iceland (Reu-1 leged that the British ter) A British warship and "an Icelandic vessel collided early today off Iceland's coast where ships of the two countries have been confronting each other in a dispute over fishing rights. The Icelandic Coast Guard al- tlie frigate Scylla, had violated international navigational rules and must bear all responsibility for the collision with the Icelan- dic patrol vessel Aegir. Aegir was slightly damaged, but there was considerable damage to the Scylla, according to the coast guard. British businessman snatched BUENOS AIRES (AP) British businessman was i seized outside his Hurlmgham kid- napped Wednesday outside his home in Hurlingbam, a Buenos Aires suburb. The victim Is Charles Lock- wood, a director of Roberts Fi- nance Co., a British-owned in- vestment company. Another British businessman, Francis Brimicombe, was home in April and released for more than S2-million ransom! after a week in the hands of the Trotskyite People's Revolution- ary Army. A Roberts spokesman said Lockwood had been in Argen- tina more than seven years and is one of the company's top ex- ecutives. Lockwood and his wite have four daughters. Brandt pays homage to Jews JERUSALEM (Reuter) "West German Chancellor Willy Brandt was to arrive here today to an airport welcome from Is- raeli Premier Golda Meir, and his first official act was to pay homage to the six million Jews killed by the Nazis. East and Common Market prob- lems. Special security measures were in fcrce to prevent dis- ruptions by demonstrators who feel Germany's Nazi past should not be forgotten, even 'though they acknowledge His five-day visit, first by the Brandt's strong anti-Nazi stance head of a German government to Israel, is widely seen as an attempt to soothe the searing memories of the Second World War as well as discuss Middle during the war. An opinion poll published Wednesday showed that 66 per cent of Israelis questioned fa- vored his visit, with less than 20 per cent against. Nurses applauded says driver MONTREAL (CP) An am- bulance driver testified Wednes- day that nurses at Fleury Hos- pital here applauded as a dying raan was wheeled out after being refused admission by Dr. Jacques St. Germain. Dr. St. Germain is charged with criminal negligence in the Nov. 2 death of Paul-Emile De- mers of nearby Riviere Des Prairies who died in the emer- gency ward of St. Michel Hospi- Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS. Nashville, Tenn.-Arna Bon- temps, 70, renowned au- thor and poet who actet as an honorary consultant in U.S. cul- tural history to the Library of Congress, of a heart attack. Rio de Janeiro-Flavio de Car- valho, 73, Brazilian painter, QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Mtehanii Capitol Furnitura Rlda. 'PHONE tal where he was taken after being refused admission, to Fleury. Driver Fernand Pellerin testi- fied in sessions court he had a heated agrument with Dr. St. Germain when the doctor re- fused to admit Mr. Demers, who was vomiting blood. "The nurses applauded and shouted 'hurrah' as we were leaving." sculptor and antropologist, of a cerebral hemorrhage. Guelph. Ont.-Prof. Donald B. Shutt, 79, one of Canada's fore- most dairy science specialists whose work in solving dairy spoilage earned him a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. T r o n t o-Margaret Ellen MacLellan, former national president of the Canadian Fed- eration of University women. Los Angeles-George F. Getty, 43, son of billionaire John Paul j Geliy and President of Tide- I water Oil Co. Stealing a 200 pound air conditioner off the roof of a shopping mall is no small ac- complishment. However, when police find the persons who managed the exercise, it is safe to say that the thieves won't be heartily congratulated for their outstanding efforts. The Carrier air condition- er-compressor used to sit securely on the roof of the Holiday Village mall on Mayor Magrath Drive, and when it was last used in Sep- tember, 1972, no one thought to post a security watch on it air conditioner compres- sors on mall roofs are not the type of thing to attract a lot of illegal attention. But this spring, when the owners went up to turn it on wasn't there. The theft was reported to city police Tuesday. Dentists not here for patients There will be a dentist for every 32 people in Leth- bridge for the next two days but don't try to make a dental appointment. About 125 Alberta dentists are meeting at the Holiday Lin for the annual conven- tion of the Alberta Dental Association today and Fri- day. Neil Crawford, minister of health and social develop- ment, was scheduled to speak to the dentists at noon today and Dr. George Bur- bach, one of America's lead- ing proponents of preventive dentistry, was to lecture the association members during the morning and afternoon sessions. The Alberta Dental Nurses and Assistants Association members also attended the noon luncheon and lectures at the Holiday Inn. Their three-day 18th annual conven- tion began Wednesday at the Park Plaza Motor Hotel. Escapes Jacques Mesrine, wanted in Canada for several murders and robberies, made a spectacular escape from a courthouse in Compeigne, France, Wednesday. He used the judge as a shield and shot a guard. __________ Turner refuses to act Credit controls out By VICTOR MACKIE OTTAWA Selective credit controls were ruled out as a means to curb inflationary pres- sures by Finance Minister John Turner, in the Commons Wednesday. He also flatly refused to take action with the Bank of Canada to place a limit on the interest rates so they would not rise any higher. The minister assured the op- position members that he was as conscious of the pain of ris- ing interest rates in this coun- try as they were. However he pointed out that the current ex- pansion of the economy extend- ing over the last six months at a rate of 11.6 per cent in real terms, is the fastest expansion Canada has ever experienced. Canada is now experiencing the highest inflation it has had in almost 25 years, Jeames Gil- lies Valley) told the house. Ged Baldwin, Progressive Conservative house leader, asked if the Liberal government "in fact has abandoned its fight against said Mr. Turner. Mr. Baldwin said the "se- cret" cabinet document that was leaked last week showed that the government has placed price stabilization well at the bottom of the government's pri- ority list. Mr. Turner has declined com- ment on the alleged secret cabi- net document. Mr. Gillies, chief financial critic for the opposition, said the finance minister has sug- gested he believes a cause of the inflation is due to "demand He said if the government is not prepared to introduce credit controls and will not re- sort to wage and price controls it would appear that the cabinet has decided to "live with this rate of inflation for the rest of the year." There was an uproar in the house from opposition members when Mr. Turner said the present rate of inflation results from world commodity prices and agricultural prices. There jeers of derision when the minister said "even adopting the theories advanced by the Conservatives those prices would not be amenable to wage and price controls." "The government's response to the current position is to try to increase the supply of those commodities by lowering tar- iffs, encouraging production and agricultural production and in- creasing the "disposable income of all said Mr. Turner. 14 Tory renegades are all from west By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau of the 16 Progressive Conservatives who broke party ranks to vote against Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Tnxteau's controversial resolution on bilingualiam are from Western Canada. Most prominent is former prime minister John Diefenba- ker, now MP for Prince Albert, Sask., who has said the resolu- tion is just a political ploy by Mr. Trudeau to hold his party's votes in Quebec. Five Manitoba MPs voted against the resolution, four each from Saskatchewan and Al- berta, and one from British Co- lumbia. The Manitoba MPs who voteS Dan McKenzie (Winnipeg South against the resolution are: Dan David Lewis, New Demo- cratic Party leader noted a press report that the prime in- terest rate is likely to go up to per cent from percent He asked if the finance minister is ready to accept a further i crease in the prime interest rate. Mr, Turner said the press an- ncfjicement was speculation He said he could not deal wtih hypothetical or speculative questions in the house. Mr. Lewis urged the finance minister to take action to hole down the rising interest rates. He said mortgage interest rates have already increased and the prime rate is now up to 9'4 per cent. He said such rates had serious consequences for bor- rowers and home buyers. John Diefenbaker, former prime minister, interjected "I thought inflation ended two years ago according to Prime Minister Trudeau." "That is another said Mr. Turner. "Pierre said it was over two years shouted a Con- servative backbencher. "That was before Turner took another member inter- jected. "Bring back said a Tory MP. Gordon Ritchie (Dau- Peter Masniuk (Por- D. C. Stewart (Mar- quette) and Keith Taylor Alberta MPs who openly, op- posed the resolution are: Jack Horner Dan Hol- lands William Sko- reyko (Edmonton East) and Stan Schumacher (Calgary Pal- Apart from Mr. Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan opponents are: Stan KorchinsW N o r v a 1 Horner (Battleford Kindersly) and Doug Neil (Moose The lone British Columbia MP to vote against the party Lne was Frank Oberle (Prince George-Peace Many of the 14 Western MPs have been outspoken opponents of the Official Language Acts from the time it was first un- veiled and voted against it in 1969. They include Mr. Die- fenbaker, Mr. Schumacher, Mr. Horner (Crowfoot) Mr. Kor- cbinski and Mr. Ritchie. Mr. McKenzie was expected to vote against the resolution since his victory over defeated Libsral MP E. B. was portly a result of a tremendous anti-bilingualism backlash in Western Canada and in his Win- nipeg South Centre riding in particular. MacDoriald pays tribute to war dead BENY-SUR-MER, France (CP) Veterans Affairs Minis- ter Daniel MacDonald paid trib- ute here Wednesday to the Canadians killed in the D-Day landings of the Second World War 29 years ago. Leading a national delegation Canada, the minister be- gan a day of commemorative events by laying a wreath at the Cross of Remembrance in the Canadian war cemetery in this Normandy village. The site is about a mile from the beach where the Canadian 7th Division went ashore in the face of bloody fighting in 1944. Weather and road report Rabies battle enlists strychnine HELENA, Mont. En v i r o n mental Protection Agency gave formal approval Wednesday to a state plan for the use of strychnine in an at- tempt to curb an outbreak of rabies in extreme northeast Montana. Montana livestock depart- ment officials said the use of the poison in bait for rabid skunks would begin Thursday. There have been 21 confirm- ed cases of rabies in skunks in Montana this year. Cox seeks news black-out Sloan says he refused to shut up WASHINGTON (AP) The that guilty parties will go free. SAAART EXECUTIVES Lease Their Business and Personal Cars BECAUSE Uasing can be IMS than buying leasing it time taving and convenient Leasing simplifies your tax records No cash investment required For Umlnf contact BORIS KORISHINKOV, Ltating end BENY AUTOMOTIVE ENTERPRISES LTD. 2nd AVI. and Ifh STRUT S. 321-1101 Senate Watergate committee to- day resumed questioning Hugh Sloan, former Nixon campaign treasurer who testified that he refused to lie or keep quiet about the money that paid for wiretapping operations. Also on today's witness list was Herbert Porter, who had been director of campaign scheduling. Sloan testified that he paid in cash to Por- ter but Porter refused to tell him the purpose of the money, which allegedly went for politi- cal espionage. As the committee resumed its televised hearings, special Wa- tergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was seeking to block news coverage of some future pro- ceedings, a move likely to be opposed by the committee chairman, Senator Sam Ervin. Cox has filed a motion asking U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica to order the Senate com- mittee to go behind closed doors for testimony from persons fac- ing indictment, or at least to prevent radio and television coverage of such testimony. Persons reportedly facing In- dictment include former White House aides John Dean, John Ehrlichman and H. R. Halde- man, former attorney-general John Mitchell, former com- merce secretary Maurice Stans and former Nixon campaign deputy Jel) Magnider. Cox contends the Senate hear- ings jeopardize his own investi- it poMibto The committee unanimously re- jected Cox's earlier request for a three-month postponement of the hearings. In other Watergate develop- ments White House agreed to furnish Senate investigators with the legs of meetings ear- lier this year between President Nixon and Dean. Deputy press secretary Gerald Warren said the material gives dates and durations of those meetings and telephone conversations. Warren was asked whether the Senate committee and pros- ecutor Cox would be given records indicating subjects dis- cussed at the Nixon-Dean meet- ings. "I doubt he replied. Representative Paul McCloskey' (Rep. Calif.) in- itiated the first formal dis- cussion of impeachment in the House of Representatives, only to be cut short after six minutes when Representative Earl Landrebe (Rep. Ind.) demanded a quorum. Most members had left. McCloskey said "that time seems almost at hand" when the house must consider formal impeachment proceedings "un- less the president makes a full and fair disclosure of every- thing he knows and when he learned justice department an- nounced it will not appeal the dismissal of charges against Pentagon papers defendants Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo. U.S. District Court Judge Matt Byrne dismissed the charges because of govern- ment misconduct after it was disclosed that Ellsberg's psy- chiatrist's office was raided at the direction of a White House intelligence squad. Sloan told the Senate com- mittee Wednesday that he re- sisted repeated suggestions from White House and Nixon campaign officials that he lie or refuse to answer questions about the affair. Four or five days after the Watergate raid, campaign dep- uty Magruder told him he might have to lie about the amount of money he had given to G. Gordon Liddy, the cam- paign counsel later convicted in the wiretapping, Sloan said. "I remember making to him on that occasion a statement that I have no intention of per- juring Sloan recalled. Sloan testified that he paid Liddy on orders from Magruder. TALKED TO AIDES Sloan said he later voiced concern "that there was some- thing very wrong at the cam- paign committee" to a number of White House aides at a cock- tail party and in meetings with Dwight Chapin, then the presi- dent's personal appointments secretary, and Ehrlichman. Chapin "suggested the impor- tant thing is that the president be Sloan said. Ehr- lichman said, "I do not want to know." On June 24, Sloan said, he was called to Mitchell's office by Robert Mardian, a Mitchell aide. Sloan recalled that when he told Mardian that he had paid Liddy Mardian "blew up, staggered by the amount. He said, 'God damn, Magruder lied to John Mitchell. He told him it was only Then he told Mardian about Magruder's suggestion of perjury. After a week's vacation in Bermuda with his wife, Sloan returned to Washington to find that Mitchell had resigned as the campaign head and Liddy had been fired for refusing to answer FBI questions. Later. Magruder renewed his suggestion that Sloan lie about the Liddy money, Sloan said. On July 5 Magruder asked him to tell federal prosecutors that the amount was Origi- nally Magruder had wanted him to say it was Sloan said. The next morning Sloan told Magruder he would tell the truth about the money if prose- cutors asked him, and Magr- uder "just sort of said fine, and dropped the subject." Sloan said he told about this pressure to commit perjury to lawyers for the Nixon cam- paign, who said they also had been told a lie about the money. He said he told it to federal prosecutors and to the grand jury, but that nothing was done about it. Sloan resigned from the cam- paign July It SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H Lethbridgc 79 Medicine Hat.....84 Pincher Creek 76 Prince George Kamloops Calgary..........72 Edmonton .71 Banff...........64 Peace River......60 Penticton........74 Victoria..........64 61 75 Vancouver .......61 Prince Albert.....65 Saskatoon........56 Swift Current 68 Ycrkton.........63 North Bay 64 Regina...........67 Winnipeg........63 Toronto 74 Ottawa..........81 Montreal.........86 Quebec.........82 St. John's........54 Halifax .......54 Frsdericton 67 Chicago..........81 New York........79 Miami...........88 Boston..........68 Los Angeles ......87 San Francisco 75 Las Vegas.......101' Rome...........84 Paris...........71 London..........70 Berlin...........63 Brussels.........68 Madrid..........64 Stockholm........75 LPre. 58 60 49 51 54 49 50 57 54 43 52 53 47 52 55 37 55 49 32 57 62 66 63 41 47 54 .01 60 68 74 58 61 57 69 59 54 54 45 44 54 57 .19 .24 .42 .49 55 .14 .07 .09 .03 .01 FORECASTS: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Sunny today and Friday. Winds near the Crowsnest Pass 20 gusting to 40. Highs today near 75. Lows tonight 45 to 50. Highs tomorrow near 70. cALGARY Mainly sunny today except for isolated morn- ing showers near the foothills. Winds 15 gusting to 30. Highs near 70. Mainly sunny on Fri- day. Lows 40 to 45. Highs near 70. Colnmbia-Kootenay Today, mostly cloudy with a few show- ers. Tonight, clearing. Lows in the 40s. Friday, mostly sun- ny c'.ouding over in the even- ing. Highs 65 to 70 in the Col- umbia district and 70 to 75 in the Kootenays. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Gusty westerly winds reach- ing 40 MPH and scattered showers today with chance of some thunderstorms in the east tots this afternoon and even- ing. Clearing later tonight with diminishing winds. Fair and a little cooler Friday. Highs to- day mostly 80s. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Friday 75 to 85. West cf Continental Divide Showers and cooler today, clearing tonight. Increasing cloudiness Friday with scatter- showers by late afternoon. Highs today and Friday 70 to 80. Lows tonight 40s. SIOUX HOG FEEDERS Only Sioux hove white dome lids. Guaranteed for 15 years. 103 bus. capacity with 12 lids, GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 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 OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden a.m. to S 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.: Kingsgale 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse 8 a.m. to S p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Open June t I a.m. to midnight. ;