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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRSDGE HERALD Monday, June 17, 1974 News in brief Leaders blitz crucial Toronto ridings to r JERLSXLEM (AP) I nited States State Secietarv Kissinger relubed today to soften hit, threat to resign unless allegations that he lied about his involvement in White House wiretapping are proved false I stick by what I said a eek ago and now the Senate foreign relations committee is going to look into the matter, Kissinger told a news confer- ence todav B.C. lake overflowing; KEREMEOS. B C (CP) Osovoos Lake 20 miles south of this southern British Columbia community topped its flood protection level of 915 teet above sea level Sundav evening and was continuing to rise backing up water as far as Wash on the Simiikameen River U 8 a m Sunday Osoyoos Lake had risen six inches in 24 hours The flow of the Simiikameen River, measured at Hedley, B C had increased to 24 800 cubic ieet a second from 22 800 C F S Saturday morning Building strike called MONTREAL 'CP> Lnms Laberge president of the-Que- bec Federation of Labor iQFL) called on all Quebec construction workers Sunday to halt work in an effort to have an industry-wide contract renegotiated to include cost-of-living adjustments The workers should "stay out even if it's an illegal strike an illegal stoppage, whatever Mr Laberge said More than 80 per cent of construction workers in the province are off the job after walkouts or lockouts Beating the sizzle Nixon popularity up PRINCETON N J President Nixon s popularity rating increased slightly from a low point of 25 per cent last month to 28 per cent following the Middle East ceasefire agreement the latest Gallup Poll shows Twentv-eight per cent of the more than 1 500 persons interviewed May 31 through June 3 said they approved of the way Nixon is handling his job as president 61 per cent disapproved and 11 per cent offered no opinion Sizzling temperatures over the weekend con- vinced about Lethbridge splashers to cool off in 80-degree water in Henderson pool Sun- days high of 90 fell five degrees short of the all- time high for Lethbridge set in 1961 Forecast highs for today and Tuesday are 80-85 The weather office says today's high may reach the record mark of 87, also set in 1961. The forecast overnight low is a balmy 55 Leger condition improves Berserk police chief shot SHERBROOKE Que (CP; Governor-General Jules Leger eight davs after his admission to hospital following a stroke is recovering to the satisfaction of his doctors An aide said Sundav the Governor-General had passed a good night and doctors are pleased with his progress Mr Leger spends his days sitting in a chair although he takes walks in his room and in the corridor accompanied by a nurse Negotiations to resume V VNCOLVER (CP) Negotiations were expected to resume today between the British Columbia coast forest .ndustrv and the international woodworkers of America Negotiators for forest industrial relations representing 120 forest companies called a recess in contract talks late Sunday to straighten out their position ant guaranteed income WATERLOO Ont (CP) Delegates to the Eastern Can Barbara Jean Cormack At the spring convocation of the University of Alberta. Edmonton Barbara Jean Cormack received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology She has accepted a oosit.on as Speech Therapist with the Chinook Chief Mountain Health Units _______ ada Svnod convention of the Lutheran Church in America approved a report during the weekend calling for a guaran- teed annual income for all Ca- nadians Nearly 300 delegates attend- ing the meeting approved an amended report based on a twovear studv by a Nova Scotia study group 7 arrested NICOSIA (Reuter) Police have arrested seven Cvpnots in connection witn the machine-gun murder of i union official as he was being taken into custody by two police officers near Limassol Sundav BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL New Dimensions in the Necessary Accessory for SPRING and SUMMER Leathers Slraws Sisal Woven Cane from Up CASCADE Idaho 'AP) An autopsy and investigation were under way today to determine whv the police chief of McCall apparently w ent berserk and threatened a Colorado familv Saturday before he was shot to death James Perkins 51 was fatallv wounded Saturdav afternoon m a Shootout with three county and state police officers 13 miles south of Cascade where Perkins' car had rammed into a car and trailer driven by James Stavast of Grand Junction Colo John Lvons who was appointed to succeed Perkins as police chief of the mountain resort town of 1 850 within a few hours after tne shooting said Sunday that Perkins 'health had been down since he underwent an operation for removal of 1- idnev stones or gallstone last February But he said the work load for the four man McCall police force had tapered off the past month following a heavv winter and there didn t appear to be much pressure at the office Lyons said The chief has a wonderful wife and an excellent home life and there were no problems there Countv Prosecuting Attornev Robert Remaklus said the first indication anvthing was wrong was when Perkins sped through Cascade 35 miles south of McCall in his patrol car at a high rate of speed Deputv Sheriff Jerrv Conklin said he and State Patrolman Marc Miller gave chase ED BACK' I staved back a ways Conklin said The chief started firing at us and blasted out the rear window of his car Miller staved prettv close for a while but backed off when the shots started We didn t trv to return the fire Conklin said the officers radioed ahead for a roadblock and were joined by another officer But shortly afterwards Perkins lost control of the patrol car and skidded into Stavast s car which was stopping alongside the road to heed the police car s siren and flashing lights Stavast said Perkins jumped out of his car and began shouting 'You're not going to stop me here He said Perkins smashed the windshield of their car and windows in their trailer with a pistol Conklin said as the pursuing police cars arrived we tried about everything we could do to get him to thiow down his gun but he was just mumbling incoherently When he began shooting at us we felt we had no choice but to stop him somehow That s the first time I ve ever had to shoot at a guy with a badge on Conklin said he opened fire with a shotgun and hit Perkins He didn't go down immediately, but moments later he fell fatally wounded 9 die in mishaps By THE CANADIAN PRESS A child who drowned one week before his second birthday was among at least nine persons who died in accidents on the Prairies during the weekend A Canadian Press survey from 6pm Friday to midnight Sunday night, local times showed Saskatchewan and Manitoba with two traffic fatalities each Alberta reported two deaths in traffic, two by drowning and one by electrocution Laszlo Mark Ladanyi of Edmonton drowned Saturday when the boat in which he was riding overturned in Buck Lake about 60 miles southwest of Edmonton The bov was on a fishing trip with his father and several other adults when the accident occurred In the other drowning mishap a seven year old Calgary boy died when he fell off a raft into the Bow River Saturday Police have not released his name At least seven persons died in accidents in British Columbia during the weekend Edgar Hoover approved FBI's 'improper conduct' WASHINGTON (AP) Attorney-General William Saxbe said Sunday that the FBI engaged in improper practices as part of a counter- intelligence operation approved by the late J Edgar Hoover The former Ohio senator said also that "it was fun" aiming barbs at President Nixon before he joined the administration, but that now. "regardless of what my personal opinions are, I have to have and will have, a loyalty to the leader of this country 'If I felt called upon to directly criticize the president he said "I'd feel also called upon to resign Saxbe complained of Hoover s one-man control of the FBI and commended the current director Clarence Kelley. for his effort to open the agencv to public scrutiny The attorney-general's re- marks came on the NBC radio program Speaking Freely Saxbe said that during Hoo- ver's tenure "various practices were brought up there that were just not right Without specifying incidents. Saxbe said the counter-intelligence operation "meant that Hoover was taking active measures to stop the violence on campus and the racist activities and what he considered Communist activities Asked whether the operation involved "improper conduct." Saxbe replied "I'm afraid so Justice department sources familiar with the issue have said there is no evidence that the attorneys-general in office at the time knew of Hoover's project By DAVE BLAIKIE The Canadian Press Three of the four major party leaders blitzed Toronto Sunday, looking for support in a political battleground seen as crucial to the outcome of the July 8 federal election Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield, the most active campaigner, stumped through four Metro ridings as he ended a week- long Ontario tour that took him through 31 constituencies His message, similar everywhere was 'Work, work work No Con- seivative victory would come by chance Prime Minister Trudeau. fulfilling a speaking engagement made before the election addressed a cheering audience of Canadian Jewish Congress members He focused primarily on the danger of nuclear weapons but took time out to laud the Liberal government's ex- ternal affairs record and praise External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp David Lewis took the New Democratic Party campaign to the airwaves fielding questions from listeners on a national CBC open-line radio program and explaining NDP policies and proposals during a television interview in Toronto Social Credit Leader Real Caouette meanwhile, began his second campaign trip outside Quebec with a visit to Moncton, N B where Mayor Leonard Jones was rejected as a Conservative candidate because of his opposition to the Official Languages Act QUESTIONED QUICKLY The controversy generated bv the mayor now running as an independent was one of the first subjects raised during Mr Caouette's visit 'What about Mayor Jones9 asked a reporter Well I don t know the French-Canadian leader replied Is he a Social Credited Mr Caouette refused to m- volve himself in the controversy but did say the mayor has a right "to be what he is if we live in a democracy Mr Trudeau leaving the campaign out of much of ms speech slapped India and France for conducting nuclear tests No country should waste money and technology on nu- clear weapons he said As he spoke news services were carrying their first reports of another French atmospheric test at Muiuroa Atoll in the Pacific Canada has protested French tests before with no apparent effect on French nuclear policies The prime minister while not naming either country, ap peared to direct his remarks pnrnanlv at India The Indian government used technology from a Canadian-built nuclear reactor to make and explode its first nuclear bomb earlier this vear BLAST DENOUNCED The explosion was denounced bv Ottawa and the government subsequentK cut off all aid to India except food and agricultural assistance India has said that the plosion was for peaceful pur- poses Mi Trudeau, who had a prepared distributed in advance, left out one portion that said We should not permit our- selves to be lulled into the fan- tasy that there is some dis- tinction between a nuclear ex- plosive device capable of peaceful uses and one for non- peaceful uses Mr Stanfield, who toured the Toronto ridings of York East Scarborough West, Eghnton and Etobicoke Sunday urged party supporters to pull out all cam- paign stops I ask you to get just as ex- cited as you can Even with mv great quali- ties as a leader he joked with one audience of several hundred we will have to work hard On Saturday he drove to Peterborough where he gave support to former Manitoba premier Duff Roblm para- chuted into the riding as the Conservative candidate In response to criticism of Mr Roblm as an outsider Mr Stanfield said governments political parties and leaders do a great disservice to their country by dividing by Irving to make a stranger for example of an outstanding Canadian like Duff Roblm RESUMED ATTACK Mr Lewis who resumed his attack on both the Liberals and Conservatives reiterated his stand against the transportation pohcv outlined last week by Mr Trudeau The policy which includes new criteria for setting freight rates local port autonomv and a proposed Crown corporation to ease rail car shortages in peak periods is not worth the air it took to announce it Mr Lewis told CBC listeners that similar promises had been made at least a dozen times the Liberals over the last 40 vears The NDP leader said his partv has long offered voters a comprehensive transportation policv including nationalization of the Canadian Pacific Railway In the television interview he refused to say whether the NDP would support a minontv Conservative government if it tried to impose price and income controls I don t know what the Torv policv is he said Today Mr Lewis was to pick up nis turbo prop campaign plane for the first time and visit Hawkesburv and North Bav Ont Mr Stanfield and Mr Trudeau have been flving in DC-9 jets since earlv in the campaign Mr Trudeau also was to visit North Bav todav with a shopping-centre stop on his iti- nerary He returns to Ottawa tonight for a dinner with ministers attending a North Atlantic Treatv Organization meeting that onens Tuesdav Mr Stanfield who returned to Ottawa Sundav was scheduled >o take the off He resumes his campaign Tuesdav when he flies to Victoria and Vancouver Mr Caouette was to cam- paign todav in Halifax Voters to choose minority gov't? A.Z. object N-blast sparks protests TORONTO vachtloads of anti-nuclear demonstrators that usually accompanies the tests The French set off five low- vield explosions in the 1973 scries that ended last Septem- ber They were reported to have been small atomir bombs to be used as triggers for the French hvdrogen bomb thai is expected to be operational by 1976 France now has set off 53 nuclear devices in the atmosphere since its first explosion in the Sahara on Fob R 1960 Engineers now are drilling tunnels at Mururoa and neighboring Fangalofa Atoll in preparation for underground testing Candidates' calendar BESSIE ANNAND, NDP Tonight Attending nty council power plant meeting Tuesdav morning Campaigning in Lcthbndpc Tuesdav afternoon Campaigning in Fort Marleod Tuesdav evening Attending all-party t rnfarm forum in Claresholm Wednesday Campaigning in Lethbridge all dav Wednesday evening Election 74" program on CHEC Radio, all partv forum at Lcthbndge Women's Centre SVEN ER1CKSEN, LIBERALS Tonight Election 74 program on CHEC radio fi p m Tuesdav morning Campaigning with Vk V Boras in Picture Biitto and Turin Wednesdav evening All partv forum Woman s Place at Lothnndep Women's Centre 8 p m KEN HtRLBIRT, PROGRESSIVE Nothing scheduled YOUNG, SOCIAL CREDIT Nothing scheduled ;