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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD Thundny, Jvnr WO LOS ANGELES (AP) A lawyer says attempts arc being made do intimidate Linda Kas- ,-ibian, a young mother expected to be the prosecution's main witness in the Sharon Tate mur- der trial. Gary Flcisehmaii, who repre- sents Mrs. Kasabian, said she Lottery J Plan Gains Approval CALGARY (CP) The pro- vincial government has given approval in principle to a lot- tery to raise money for the performing arts in Calgary, businessman Harry B. Cohen said Wednesday. The beneficiaries of the lot- tery would be the Calgary Plulharmonic Society, Theatre Calgary and Five Corner Pro- ductions, an amateur theatre group. Mr. Cohen said that all three plan early meetings to prepare details on the size and draw date of the lottery for submis- sion to Attorney-General Ed- gar Gerhart. "We can't make any final decisions until we see the pro- a spokesman for the attorney-general's department said, "but we assume the or- ganizers will govern their plans on their ability to sell tickets." Ted Chapman, president of Theatre Calgary, said it is im- portant that all arts organiza- tions work together to derive the greatest possible benefit from the lottery. had received letters from mem bers of Charles Manson's hip- pie-type family urging her net to testify. The lawyer told reporters one letter warned his 21-year-old client "there is no real immuni- reference to the prosecu- tion's reported plan to let Mrs Kasabian go free after she testi- fies in the current trial. Manson is on trial -with three followers ill the bizarre slayings of Miss Tate and six others last August. WAIVES SPEEDY TRIAL Mrs. Kasabian, also charged in the slayings but granted a separate trial, made a surprise court appearance Wednesday and waived her right to a speedy trial. Mrs. Kasabian smiles at Man- son and the three women de- fendants, Susan Atkins, 21, Les- lie Van Houten, 20, and Patricia Krenwinkel, 22. The girls waved, and Manson, his long hair tied back in a pony tail, gazed at Mrs. Kasabian throughout her 10-minute ap- pearance. Jury selection continued through a second day, with pro- spective members being ques- tioned behind closed doors on the effect of pre-trial publicity. So far no jurors have been seated. The trial was recessed today and Friday while the small room undergoes minor al- a new sound accommodate a crush of reporters and specta- tors expected for the lengthy trial. COJEMEMORATE MEETING MOOSE JAW, Sasfc. (CP) A wagon train July 12-18 will commemorate a meeting in 1876 between Chief Sitting Bull and Metis fur trader Jean Louise Legare who persuaded the Sioux chief and followers to re- turn to the United States. HALE 307 St. S. Marijuana Figlit Waged RABAT (Reuters) Mo- rocco launched a nationwide campaign today to combat the cultivation and use of marijuana and hashish. About posters went up ion city walls depicting a human skull and skeleton with the inscription "Kit de- stroys tile body and mind." Kif, the local name for marijuana, i s consumed widely in Morocco. More than 500 tons of it have been seized by the au- thorities in the last 10 years while hundreds oE millions of plants were destroyed, of- ficial figures show. MOBILE HOMES INDIAN-STYLE About 30 of the 450 Indians registered this week at the four-day annual meeting in Standoff of the Indian Association of Alberta, came equipped with their own housing accommodations. Situated outside the Kainai Sports Centre where the meeting is being held, are traditional large burlap Jents from the Blackfoot Reserve at Gleichen and smaller modern tents from three more of Alberta's 41 tribes. The women in the foreground are solving the usual convention problem of too much sitting in one room. They ore listening to the speeches over the outside loud- speaker system, soaking up some southern Alberta sun, and enjoying a game of cards. Athabasca Oil Struggle Nearly Over Says Official FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. (CP) An 11-day fight against oil pollution on the Athabasca River and on Lake Athabasca from a Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. pipeline fracture is almost over. Dr. W. J. Doug Stephen, fed- eral officer supervising the clean-up operation, said Wed- Times and Styles Have Changed But FATHER'S are as Wonderful as Ever! for Father's Day, Dad will love these 1. Arrow co-ordinata colors team up with Dad's new spring suiting. Shirts in Coral Reef colors plus a wide selection of unordinary ties. That's some combination. 2. Arrow helps this spring's newest suiting colors. It's easy when1 you pick shirrs from Arrow's Kent Collection then co-ordinate wilh tie and pocket handkerchief, 3. Arrow's -famous KENT Collection adds adventure in stripes of red, white and blue. A slightly higher Rand Collar, looks great with a blue blazer. Wo be Pleased to PERSONALIZE YOUR SHIRT PURCHASES for you with your Monogram For Limited Time Onlyl The DIFFERENCE h Fashion nesday the crews were expect- ed to pull out this weekend. "Except for a few operational difficulties with the slick-licker and a boom, which are secur- ity measures, everything is in good he said. Clean-up operations were con- centrated in the delta, 20 miles south of Fort Chipewyan, across open water. Five-to-10- foot waves forced the slick- licker to take a longer route to reach the delta, he said. The major concern in the delta was that oil would reach muskrat and waterfowl popula- tions. The oil spill from a pipeline used to transport oil from Fort McMurray to Edmonton travel- led downstream to Lake Atha- basca, which straddles the Al- berta-Saskatchewan Border. A boom was placed near the outlet of Lake Athabasca Wed- nesday afternoon to prevent oil from moving into the Slave River, and subsequently through Great Slave Lake into the Mackenzie River, Dr. Ste- phen said. Underlying all the clean-up efforts has been a fear that the huge fish-spawning and bird- nesting areas near the Atha- basca River system would be seriously polluted by (he esti- mated oil leak. Scientific investigations, di- rected by Martin Paetz, chief biologist with the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division, will be- gin Friday, Dr. Stephen said. Of particular concern is the effect the oil will have on fish, Fort Chipewyan's only source of income during summer months. Patrick Dixon, -with the Al- berta Human Resource Devel- opment Authority, said the largely-native community has a very limited economic base. With the fishing season dosed, he said, "welfare is the only other type of income avail- able. If the oil has an effect on fish and wildlife, it will have a disastrous effect on the econ- omy." Grant Notley, Alberta New Democratic party leader, add- ed his voice to those calling for a public inquiry into the oil spill. He said in Edmonton an In- quiry solely within the govern- ment would likely not answer questions that could prove damaging to both the govern- ment and the company. In Ottawa, the House of Com- mons special committee on en- vironmental pollution was told a water resources committee will soon propose a national contingency plan to deal with spills of oil and other toxic sub- stances. Lukewarm Gre For Nixon's WASHINGTON (CP) -Presi- dent Nixon's appeal Wednesday for restraint by business and labor to help keep down rising prices and wages in the over- heated United States economy had a lukewarm initial recep- tion. In a 27-minutc televised speech, the president called for a curb on wages and prices but rejected government controls, which he said would bring ra- tioning, black marketeering and ruin to the economy. The speech was made while Wall Street was still open but the stock market casually shrugged off new measures to cure the twin ills of inflation and recession, with the Dow Jones industrial average sag- ging 1.5 points under profit-tak- mg pressure. The general consensus of po- litical and market opinion on Nixon's efforts to win more vol- untary wage-price restraint was that they were tepid, although they might ease anxieties of people who felt the administra- tion was doing nothing to counter a dangerous economic drift. WON'T BE DISTRACTED But observers doubt the elec- torate will be distracted for long from the realization that money values in the U.S. are shrinking at an annual rate of seven per cent while five per cent of the labor force is out of work. The president said "I will not take this nation down the road of wage and price while at ilie same time lie lec- tured business and labor on the need to refrain from excessive increases in prices and wages. He announced three new pol- icy moves: National Commission of Productivity to find ways of in- creasing output per worker. inflation-alert system under which his Council of Eco- nomic Advisers will periodically call public, attention to those who raise prices or reach infla- tionary wage settlements. regulations and purchas- ing review board, to review fed- e r a 1 government purchasing procedures to ensure that they do not drive up costs and prices; and to see whether low- er-cost imports can be in- creased without risking loss of U.S. jobs. PLAY DOWN 'ALERT' Administration leaders seemed bent today on de-em- phasizing the "inflation alert" portion of Nixon's new plan, saying the White House won't turn its publicity spotlight on in- dividual price-boosting compa- nies. Officials said there would be no "direct pressure on individ- ual firms or unions." The infla- tion alerts, it was stated, would not deal with specific commodi- ties. Democratic National Chair- man Lawrence F. O'Brien charged Nixon's productivity commission "is a blatant at- tempt to place the blame for in- flation on the American working man while ignoring corporate pricing and profit policies." Openly critical reactions came also from labor leaders, co-operation is vital to the success of any voluntary re- straint on wage costs. President George Meany sug- Civil Rights Bill Approved [0t Potato For Nixon WASHINGTON (Reuters) The United States Congress has sent a hot potato to President Nixon by giving final approval Wednesday to a civil rights bill that includes a provision lower- ing the voting age to 18 in all U.S. elections beginning Jan. 1. Supporters feel the president will sign the bill or let it take effect without signing it rather thau risk alienating students and blacks who stand to benefit. The White House made no comment after the final vote of 272 to 132 by the House of Hep. resentatives.' Nixon and Vice- President Spiro Agnew think the voting age should be lowered to 18 from 21, but the president has said it should be done by a constitutional amendment, not by act of Congress. Many legal experts feel the U.S. Supreme Court would toss out the provision as unconstitu- tional if it is challenged, thus legal doubt on the result LUEflR DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH Insure Now Against Your standing grain Is insured against fire loss at no extra charge, us now. Be safe not sorry. Ensure against hail with GENE FORSTER LTD.I 706 3rd Avo. S. Phone 327-2793 'Serving the South with Integrity For Nearly 60 Years" of elections in which young peo- ple would vote. About to young people would be added to the election rolls if the legisla- tion becomes law. FAVORED ALTERNATIVE The alternative favored by the administration, a constitutional amendment, would require the backing of three-quarters of the 50 state legislatures. This was the route taken in 1920, when women finally re- ceived the right to vote in the U.S. The voting-age amendment was tacked on io the Voting Rights Act by the Senate, after a fight led by Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield. The voting rinr.ts law, under which Negroes have been registered to vote in seven southern slates, is scheduled to expire Aug. 6. The measure adopted Wednes- day strengthens it by barring literary testa throughout the U.S. tor i'fio years and was hailed by civil rights leaders as a significant advance. Some observers thought it would be difficult for Nixon to sign the bill because of the con- stitutional doubts about it. The bill cauld become law however without Ms signature alter a certain period of while tile Congress remains in session. gestcd (lie presidential plans might increase public education on economic issues but added: "However, I fail to see how they will curb inflation, reduce unemployment and cut interest rates." NOT IMPRESSED Emit Mazey, secretary-treas- urer of the United Auto Workers dismissed the speech wilh the comment: "I wasn't impressed, but I understand the speech did wonders for the flowers and bushes around the White House." Leo A. Lacoca, head of Ford's North American automotive op- erations, said: "We are pleased by the president's emphasis on hastening conversion to a peace- time economy, his commitment lo a further reduction in defence spending and his statement that costs and productivity must be brought into balance in order to achieve stable prices." Chairman Robert W. Sarnoff of Radio Corp. of America said: "I am pleased by the presi- dent's decision not to seek man- datory wage and price con- trols." Dr. William C. Freund, vice- president of (lie New York Stock Exchange, applauded Nixon's "longer-run approach to infla- tionary pressures in the econ- omy as opposed to short-run, stop-gap measures." Bank Manager Jailed On Seven Fraud Counts LANGLEY, B.C. manager John Duncan Urqti- hart, 39, who made false ac- counts totalling approximately was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday on seven counts of fraud. The manager of this Fraser Valley centre's Canadian Im- perial Bank of Commerce branch for six years had ear- lier pleaded guilty to seven counts of fraud involving about Court was told that while Urquhart was charged with crimes involving he ac- tually made accounts for near- ly using loans made out over a two-year period to 48 fictitious and borrowed names. Most of the money was In- vested in stocks, a portion of them in mining companies. None of the loans totalled more than Lawyer Thomas Eraidwood said Urquhart was motivated to crime by a desire to reim- burse friends and customers who lost money on stocks as a result of information he gave them. He said Urquhart, a former president of the local chamber of commerce and active in oth- er community affairs, never benefitted fro m the transac- tions. He had been a bank em- ployee for 19 years. Housing Uiiit Loan Approved OTTAWA (CP) A 000 loan for the construction of 196 low cost housing units in Calgary was announced today by Central Mortgage and Hous- ing Corp. The project is part of the government's low- cost housing program. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT -74 ABOVE -JO-GO ZERO AT SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET LethbrMge Pincher Creek Waterton Medicine Hat Edmonton Jasper...... Banff....... Calgary Regina...... Victoria Kamloops Vancouver Penticlon Fredericton Charlottetown Winnipeg Toronto...... Ottawa Montreal..... Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles 66 50 60 44 .03 ..64 42 .01 69 49 69 50 76 53 71 47 66 48 ....62 37 .02 51 86 56 .01 67 5G 84 54 79 59 78 58 73 48 83 64 76 66 ..81 67 90 72 .05 79 Btl .06 84 78 77 59 SYNOPSIS A line of thunderstorms with risk of hail is moving from northwestern Alberta thi? mor- ning will pass through Edmon- ton regions about noon reach- ing eastern and southern Al- berta by late this afternoon. The thunderstorms are expect- ed to reach Calgary by mid- aftemoon. Strong northwesterly w i n d s with gusts to 50 miles per hour will follow the thun- derstorms. The thunderstorms will continue until tonight. FORECAST Lctliljridgc, Medicine Sunny and warm F r i y. Winds NW30 and gusty. Low- high Lctlibridge 50-75, Medi- cine Hat 50-80. Koolcnay Columbia Sunny with a few cloudy periods to- day and Friday. A few showers this afternoon and evening. Winds light. Low tonight and high Friday at Cranbrcok 47 and 80; at Castlegar 55 and 85. GRAIN HANDLING CENTER FOR FEEDERS! Farm and Ranch IS' deep x wide x 31' tall 5 Overhead Bins and 1 Full Length Bin BucketElcvator Leg with Bushel Capacity GENERAL COUTTS HIGHWAY SUPPLIES PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth- bridge district are bare and in good driving condition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff is tlilion. Banff to Revelstoke is bare and in good condition. Motroisls are advised to watch for fallen rock. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good condition. Crcston Salmo highway is bare and in good condition. Mo- torists are asked to watch for fallen rock, deer and caribou. Snow tires or chains are no longer required when travelling in any mountain area. PORTS OF ENTRy (Opening and Closing Colitis 24 hours; Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooscville, B.C., 8 a.m. la 5 pjn.; Kingsgatc, B.C., 24 hours; I'orthill-Rykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight, Logan Pass, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ;