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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, June 15, 1974 Hews in brief Kadio man refuses answers LOS ANGELES (API-The manager of a radio station that has received a tape recording from the Symbionese Liberation Army iSLA) says he refused to answer any of a federal grand jury's questions. Will Lewis said the questions attempted to link KPFK-FM with the SLA because the station received ihe tape. "They were trying to say KPFK might be in league with the SLA, which is he said. KPFK is the Pacifica Corp. station which received the last public communique from the June 7 tape in which Patricia Hearst and William and Emily Harris eulogized six SLA comrades killed in a May 17 shootout with police in a South Los Angeles home. Theft halts school tesl NEW YORK (AP) The pilfering of answer sheets from a strongbox locked inside a Brooklyn private school has forced cancellation of statewide high-school achievement tests. The regents examinations tor which thousands of answer sheets were sold for prices ranging from 50 cents to were in lower-level courses. Relatively few seniors were affected Nevertheless. state education officials urged that no student be denied graduation in cases where it depended on passing an exam that was cancelled. Brooklyn District Attorney Eugene Gold said Friday that four students, two in high school and two in college, ob- tained answers to six tests by breaking into a school princi- pal's desk last weekend after gaining entrance to the building with their own key. Former nurse sent to trial Labor writer threatened EDMONTON City policeman voted 74.3 per cent Friday in favor of accepting a new one-year contract, virtually ending any chance of a strike by police. Death By The CANADIAN PRESS New York Sholom Secunda. 30, Russian-born composer who wrote more than 60 operettas for the Yiddish theatre and about 1.000 songs. By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Canada has told a closed-door meeting of the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Europe this week that to date Canada has not uncovered any evidence to justify on economic grounds the peaceful applicaton of nuclear devices. And in light of the progres- sive spread of nuclear referring to India's recent entry to the exclusive nuclear d'evices becomes "even more essential to prevent the use of fissile material for military- use." according to remarks made this week by Allan Beesley. Canada's ambassador to Austria and representative on the IAEA board of governors. Fissile materials are the nu- clear products needed in Atomic bombs- Mr. Beesley added that "the possible benefits of nuclear devices at some stage in the future, in certain economic areas, does not outweight the clear and immediate perils entailed by an unrestricted proliferation of nuclear explosive capability." In other words, before Canada will supply Argentina and South Korea with already- ordered nuclear power reactors this year and next, Canada will demand a special bilateral agreement with those countries ensuring that none of the Canadian nuclear exports or assistance would be used in making any nuclear device, peaceful or oth- erwise. This bilateral agreement. Government officials say. would be in addition to IAEA nuclear safeguard inspection agreements required under Canada's export contract. Argentina and South Korea, which have ordered each a large Pickeringtype CANDU nuclear reactor worth about S250-million. have not ratified the NPT. Soviets to offer nuclear agreement Carpet PHONE 328-2853 or 327-9394 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. MOSCOW SAP' Communist party chief Leonid Brezhnev said Friday the Soviet Union is prepared to agree immediately with the United States on ending underground nuclear testing. But Brezhnev did not indicate whether the Kremlin is prepared to allow on-site in- major obstacle in previous talks. U.S. negotiators have con- sistently asserted that on-site inspections are necessary to prevent cheating, but the So- viets have argued that under- ground blasts can be detected electronically and have rejected on-site checks. "We are ready to reach an agreement with the United Slates right now on the limita- tion of underground nuclear tests up to their full Renovating? Kitchen and Bathrooms THE NOOK Phone 329-0700 termination according to a co- ordinated Brezhnev said in a final campaign address before Sunday's elections to the Su- preme Soviet. While the outcome of such elections is predetermined, the campaign speeches are often used as a vehicle for major policy statements. Brezhnev's declaration, coming less than two weeks before the start of President Nixon's visit here, indicated the Soviets hope that an agreement can be signed during the summit. U.S. technical experts have been in Moscow for two weeks exploring ways to broaden the 1963 tesl ban treaty, which prohibits atmospheric and undersea tests but made no provisions for underground tests Brezhnev's address coincided with an announcement that Nixon will atlend a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels on June 26. the day before he departs for Moscow. In Washington, Paul NiUe quit his post as the lop Penta- gon member of the U.S. nuclear arms negotiating learn, saying that Ihe "depressing reality" of the Watergate scandals make a successful SALT agreement unlikely. Parliament and Mr. Trudeau's announcement was made in one of those constituencies, the Saskatoon- Humboldt riding of Justice Minister Otto Lang. Among the moves the prime minister said a Liberal government would make were a regular adjustment of the base prices of commodities under the Agriculture Stabilization Act and a S40- million-a-year program to store up to" 160 million bushels of grain. GETS SUPPORT While Mr. Trudeau presented his proposals to a crowded park in Humboldt. Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield took his party's platform through a day of mainstreeting in the Toronto area. He received a nod of approval from Trotonto Mayor David Crombie at city hall when the mayor acknowledged he should not participate in the campaign for the July 8 election, but added: "I'm a Conservative and one of the reasons I'm a Conservative is because Mr. Stanfield's the leader." For New Democrat Leader David Lewis, Friday was a short campaign day. His only official function was a party rally in Toronto. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette also had a quiet day. appearing at an evening rally in Gatineau. Que., near Ottawa. He accused other parties of trying to steal the guaranteed annual income policy, an idea he said Social Credit has been promoting for more than 30 years. Mr. Trudeau was to rest in Ottawa today before heading off for a Sunday night speech in Toronto. Mr. Stanfield's iti- nerary has him campaigning today in the Ontario capital and later in Peterborough. Ont.. before returning to Ottawa Sunday after some more Toronto area politicking. Mr. Lewis was to meet party officials and candidates in Toronto with campaigning Sunday in that city and nearby Oshawa. Montreal is on Mr. Caouette's schedule today with a trip to Moncton. N.B.. set for Sunday. WALTER KERBER photo Dad's gift It's always so hard for a girl to make up her mind about buying clothes. Those ties would ail go with the jacket, but it is a bit big, and she still doesn't have a shirt to go with it. Patti jo Bogdan of Magrath, will probably make a decision sooner or later, with all the help- ful advice she's getting from Paul Rusznak, left, and John Hoopfer, right. MONTREAL (CP) Johanna Cornax, former chief nurse of Dr. Henry Morgentaler, was sent to trial Friday after refusing to enter a plea on a charge of committing an illegal abor- tion. Defence lawyer Irwin Lieb- man told Mr. Justice Claude Bisson that the Court of Queen's Bench has no jurisdiction to try his client. Mrs. Cornax, arraigned on a preferred indictment, is charged with participation in the abortion of a 26-year-old graduate student last August. Dr. Morgentaler was acquitted on an illegal abortion charge in the case last fall, but Quebec Court of Appeal reversed the verdict last April. He is currently awaiting sentencing on the charge. "The accused comes before this court under protest and under reserve of any objections she may later raise against the preferred Mr. Liebman said. The preferred indictment, signed by Justice Minister Je- rome Choquette, means that "she will not have the benefit of a preliminary hearing." he said. Mr. Justice Bisson ordered a plea of not guilty be registered in the records and said Mrs. Cornax will be tried at the fall assizes of Court of Queen's Bench Mrs. Cornax, a Dutch-born, non-registered nurse, is free on bail after being charged under a preferred indictment last week with conspiracy to commit several abortions between June 6 and July 4, 1973. with Dr. Yvan MacHabee. Nova Scotia budget in HALIFAX (CP) Anticipating another year of economic growth coupled with a dip in inflation, Finance Minister Peter Nicholson brought in a balanced budget Friday with no tax increases. The minister said the budget is aimed at continuing the government's sound financial management, assisting people in dealing with inflation, particularly those sections most vul- nerable to increased living costs, and promoting the eco- nomic development of the province. Among increases in the budget is a dramatic rise to S6.4 million from in the lands and forests capital budget for land acquisition following the government's intention of regaining control of a significant portion of our woodlands and beaches." Quebec language debate limps along Roulette man dies VANCOUVER (CP) Yvon Charbonneau. 28. of Vancouver tried Russian roulette Friday and lost. Charbonneau and some friends went to his apartment after a drinking session, loaded a .22-cahbre revolver with a single shell, and spun the chamber so- called Russian roulette Charbonneau placed the gun to his head and fired. Witnesses said he slumped to the floor with a wound in his left temple. He died soon after in hospital. 8230 M. aid for Africa OSHAWA. Ont. (CP) ada will provide million in aid to the drought-stricken area of northwest Africa. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp announced here Friday. Mr. Sharp said the aid pro- gram will be spread over five years. Calling the drought "one of the greatest tragedies to over- ta'.e mankind in our time." Mr. Sharp termed the Canadian program "a very- small contribution." QUEBEC (CP) Quebec's proposed language legislation limped through its first week of public hearings with barely a clause untrampled. Almost all nine groups which appeared before the legislature education committee demanded that Bill 22 be withdrawn or drastically overhauled. There were impassioned cries from some English- speaking groups that the bill threatened their fundamental rights, equally vehement retorts from French-speaking delegations that it would lead only to further as similation and a suggestion from one man that matters might be settled better if repre- sentatives of both linguistic groups got together over a beer. Through it all. Education Minister Francois Cloutier contented himself with comments that submissions were "sincere" or "touching" and gave little in the way of clarification to groups trying to divine how the legislation would actually make French the province's sole official language. The minister made it clear at the outset that the government would not compromise on the principle of the bill and that he did not consider the committee hearings the proper place for debate on the legislation. Parti Quebecois committee members faulted this attitude as arrogant and contemptuous of the public. And PQ Opposition Leader Jacques-Yvan Morin said the minister should refrain from commenting on the quality of groups submitting briefs to the committee. The groups ranged from English-speaking Roman Catholic parents to the Quebec Chamber of Commerce The English-speaking groups were concerned mainly that the protection of minority rights are not clearly- spelled "out in the legislation and that Bill 22 denies parents unqualified freedom to choose the language of instruction for their children. Israel pulls troops back DAMASCUS. Syria (AP) Israeli troops today evacuated 40 square miles of occupied Syrian territory on the Golan Heights, completing the first phase of withdrawal under the Israeli-Syrian disengagement agreement, the United Nations said. UN spokesman Rudolf Stajduhar told reporters Syrian troops moved into the evacuated strip south of the Sasa village and an Austrian battalion of the UN Disengagement Observers Force set up positions to police a newly-established buffer zone. The second phase of with- drawal is scheduled to be completed June 19. Stajduhar said. Watergate seven ask cases be reconsidered Feeders pledge no sale SOUTH SIOUX CITS'. Neb (AP) Hundreds of cattle feeders have pledged not to sell any choice grade steers weighing more than 1.200 pounds for Jess than 40 cents a pound, beginning at midmghl Sunday night. The decision was made Fri- day night as more than 1.000 cattle feeders from a 10-slate area tried to find a solution to declining cattle prices Clarence Vos. a Kingsley, Iowa, cattle feeder, said Ihe sclion will continue for an in- definite time feeders now are gelling 34 cents lo 35 rents a pound, taking a loss ort about a head at the market. cattlemen said. WASHINGTON (AP) The original seven Watergate de- fendants have asked the courts to reconsider their case on grounds that perjury and governmental destruction of evidence tainted the convictions of some and guilty picas were improperly extracted from others. Bringing the appeals Friday before the U.S. Court of Ap- peals were James McCord. (inrdon Liddy. Howard Hunt. Hcrnard Barker. Eugenic >5artinez. Frank Sturgis and Wpilio GoTV-ales- They asked the court 1o erase" the charges against 1hcm or a1 least grant them a new trial Lawyer Daniel Schultz said Barker Slurgis and Gmizales had pleaded guilty because Ihcy Ihought ihcy were working for the government as undercover agenis and 1ha1 the pica was expected of 1nem they and Hunt asked the court to be allowed to withdraw a guilty plea entered at the start of their trial in January of last year. Barker was