Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbrtdae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 160 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS fWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Admiring glance Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi casts an admir- ing glance at Maryon Pearson, widow of former prime minister Lester Pearson, during a luncheon hosted by Gov- ernor-General Michener in Ottawa Monday. Mrs. Gandhi is in Canada for an eight-day state visit. Dean to show________ Nixon knew Gandhi critical of big powers of scandal WASHINGTON (AP) A source close to the Sen- ate's Watergate investigation says "there is absol- utely no doubt" that ousted White House counsel John Dean will swear that President Nixon knew the scan- dal was being covered up. Based on what Dean has told Senate investigators, the source said, "he is going to name the president I can tell you that much." Dean won't get a chance to air his testimony until next week, howevsr. The Senate committee voted Monday to postpone its televised hearings until after the visit of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. The delay was requested by the Senate leadership, vrhich said ths White House didn't contact them about the postponement. at least one member of the committee and staff members are known to be concerned that the White House will use the add- ed time to attack Dean's believability. The postponement came as columnist Jack Ander- son reported that Dean admitted using in Nixon campaign funds to finance his honeymoon last year. Anderson indicated his information came from "one of the president's men." He said Dean left an I.O.U. CONSIDERS SUBPOENA At the same time, special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox said, in response to a reporter's ques- tion, that he is studying whether a president may legal- ly be suspended or indicted. But he said he routinely studies all legal questions in matters of interest to him, and "it would be wrong to draw any inference." In another development, the White House began supplying to the Senate committee and to Cox logs of meetings between the president and Dean. Copies of these logs, made available to The Asso- ciated Press, show that Nixon had only one substative meeting with Dean last year, more than two weeks after the president told the public that an investigation by Dean had cleared all administration employees of in- volvement in the wiretapping. The Sept. 15 meeting was attended by H. R. Halde- tnan, then the presidential chief of staff. That same day seven men were indicted in the case. Published reports say Dean recalls Nixon and Haldeman wera "all smiles" at that meeting, and that the president gave Dean congratulations which Dean interpreted as praise for a successful cover-up. Ths logs show Nixon met with or talked to Dean 37 times this year when the Watergate scandal was heating up. The first meeting was Feb. 27, a day be- fore acting FBI Director Patrick Gray began to tell the Senate judiciary committee about Dean's interventions in the original Watergate investigation. The last was April 22, eight days before Dean was fired. OTTAWA (CP) Smaller na- tions must stand together against the influence of the big powers, India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi told a joint sit- ting of the Commons and tne Senate today. "Countries like Canada and India which have no territorial Stasiuk lands coaching job at St. Louis ST. LOUIS (AP) Vic Sta- siuk, fired as head coach of Vancouver Canucks, today was named an assistant coach by St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. Stasiuk, 44, coached the Ca- nucks one season following head coaching terms of one year and two years at California and Philadelphia respectively. Stasiuk, a Lethbridge native, played in the NHL for several years. Stasiuk replaces Blues assist- ant Bob McCord, who was named to coach the teams Den- ver Spurs affiliate in the West- ern Hockey League. Inside 'Are you sun I can't be called to Classified 16-19 Comics 12 Comment 4, 5 District 3 Family 13 Local News 9, 10 Markets 14 Sports 6, 7 Entertainment 8 TV 8 Weather..........2 LOW TONIGHT 45; IK'GH WED., 75; SUNNY. Space walkers see Montana From AP-Rcutcr HOUSTON fCP) Getting an early start, Commander Charles Conrad and Paul Weuz stepped outside the orbiting Skylab space station today to retrieve six canisters of film. "Don't fall, it's a long Weitz cautioned as they supped outside while Skylab orbited at miles an hour 275 miles over Washington state. "Yep, it is a long Con- rad said. "Look at the sun hitting the top of those clouds, just the tippy tops. Where are we, Weitz asked capsule communicator Rusty Schwei- ckart. "Over came the reply from the ground. "That's what I Weitz said. "You can look up into Canada and see all those lakes." ambitions, no economic empires to protect and no ideologies to export can take a less self-re- garding and more far-seeing view of international affairs." Mrs. Gandhi, here on an eight-day visit, said the smaller countries must be vigilant against big-power arrangements for creation of new spheres of influence. Discussions between the great powers were good, but she hoped they would not lead to decisions which affect other countries without full considera- tion of their legitimate inter- ests. Can we be certain that the new and more realistic rela- tions between the great powers do in fact indicate a more stable world order "Or are they yet another at- tempt to reinforce the old con- cept of balance of power" WELCOMES EFFORTS Mrs. Gandhi said India wel- comes the relaxation of world tensions but thinks that the only non-proliferation of nuclear arms compatible with real peace is total disarmament. "Such disarmament calls for far greater courage and con- victions than is now in evi- dence. We cannot ignore the ac- celeration of military prepara- tions." The big powers continue to arm small nations in the name of maintaining regional bal- ances, she said. Yet it was fal- lacy to believe that induction of arms from outside could pro- mote stability. This invariably encour- ages those militaristic elements have little use for demo- cratic and peaceful solutions.' and About town bus driver George Siegler pulling in auto- matically to a bus stop with his car to pick up a fare Dorcpn Tosczak being warn- ed she won't be able to get into Disneyland without a shirt. WHAT COUNCIL DID A vote was a first in Lethbridge city council cham- bers cut off council's regular meeting at 11 p.m. Monday. A number of items remained on the agenda when the usual procedural vote to allow the meeting to continue after 11 p.m. was taken, and for what is thought to be the first time, aldermen ended their session early in a 4-8 vote. The remaining items will be dealt with next Monday before a scheduled finance committee meeting. In matters that did get dis- cussed council: Seemed to mollify a group of senior citizens concerned about the soon to be built senior citizen's apartment. Refused to buy three new school buses and two new tran- sit buses. Did not endorse the Uni- versity of Lethbridge's propos- ed million theatre-auditori- um. Aid. Steve Kotch did not at- tend the meeting. Settlement near in air dispute Strike ends today MONTREAL (CP) Agree- ment in principle was an- nounced early today on a new contract between Air Canada and the International Associ- ation of Machinists which represents machin- ists, baggage handlers and ramp workers. The agreement came at a.m. EDT after 19 hours of almost non-stop negotiations un- der the supervision of federal mediator Bernard Wilson, dep- uty minister of labor. John Munro, federal labor minister, took part at the con- clusion of the negotiations here, which were deadlocked for the final four hours on a bilingual- ism issue. Details of the agreement, which covers more than 50 wage and non-wage issues, are being withheld pending ratifica- tion by IAM members. The union was meeting today to set a date for a ratification vote, Mike Pitchford. spokes- man for the IAM negotiating committee, told a news confer- ence. Although details of the vote had not been worked out, the ratification is expected to be over by June 28. STRIKE ENDS TODAY Mr. Pitchford said the series of rotating strikes, Which had been scheduled to continue against the airline today, have been stopped pending the vote. An Air Canada spokesman said service will return to nor- mal by Thursday. The agree- ment came too late to "roll the 174 cancellations planned for today, he said, but service should be "near nor- by Wednesday. WAGES WERE ISSUE The last wage demand made public by the IAM was for an increase of 20 per cent over a two-year contract, plus a monthly pay adjustment of to close the wage gap for some of the union's semi-skilled work- ers. The last Air Canada offer was for an increase of 15 per cent over a 25-month contract. Rate for a two-year machinist under the contract which expired March 25 was between and an hour. PRAISE WILSON Both company and union ne- gotiators praised the part played in the settlement by Mr. Wilson, who described the talks as "one of the toughest" in which he ever had been in- volved. Mr. Pitchford offered the highest praise when he called Mr. Wilson the "foremost mediator in the country." The IAM is currently involved in contract conciliation talks with CP Air, based in Van- couver. A spokesman there said a strike vote could be called in that dispute within a week. Sub lifted from ocean floor The Research submarine sits on its mother ship the Sea Diver after it was raised from 360 feet with its four trapped men. Two men dead in minisub freed front ocean bottom KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) Rescuers decompressing a chamber of a midget submarine that had been trapped under water for 31 hours said today the two men still inside it are dead. Rear Admiral John T.'aurer, commander of the Key West Navy base, said: "We have re- ceived word from the Sea Diver (the minisub's mother ship) that the two men in the rear compartment are in fact dead." The two men, Clayton Link, 31, son of the submarine's in- ventor, Edwin Link, and Albert Stover, 51, a veteran diver and submarine pilot, had been un- conscious since a.m. EDT Monday and breathing sounds had not been heard from the chamber since Sam. that day. A navy spokesman said the 21-foot Johnson-Sea Link min- isub was being brought to Key West by the Sea Diver and that the hatch on the sub's rear compartment had not yet been opened. The spokesman said he does not know how it was deter- mined that the men are dead. "I assume the doctors had clared them the spokes- man added. Maurer received word that the men were dead about a.m. EDT, some 15 hours after the submarine was freed from the wreck of a destroyer that trapped it in 351 feet of water. The sub became ensnared 15 miles southeast Key West Sun- day and was trapped for 48 hours. Two men In the forward chamber of the sub were pro- nounced "100 per cent shortly after the craft was They are Robert Meek, 27, and Archibald Menzies, 30. Clayton Link was the son of millionaire inventor Edwin Link, 69, who is aboard Sea Di- ver. Stover was a submarine pi- lot and veteran diver from Juno Beach, Fla. Meek is a marine biologist from Santa Barbara, Calif., and Menzies, of Vero Beach, Fla., served as the minisuib's pilot commander. Bird man is picked up from island sanctuary ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) A officer who was stran- ded on an island bird sanctuary because the birds kept a heli- copter away says his feathered captors "iept me company and were something to talk to." Robert Montgomery was picked up Monday night from cliff-sided Green Island, 20 miles south of St. John's, after the puffin population was grounded for the night. He had spent 12 days on the island in rain and wind and at one point with food running short. But he said: "The birds are good eating if I ran right out." He originally intended to spend three days on the island studying the bird population, high seas prevented a boat from picking him up on sched- ule. Flocks of puffins chased an RCMP helicopter away from the island Friday, Saturday and Sunday, although it dropped food and water. Then the RCMP found out that puffins do not fly after sun- set so the helicopter landed on the island in near-darkness. West premiers forge united front VICTORIA (CP) The four premiers of Western Canada buried their differences Monday in forging a common position on long-standing grievances for next month's Western economic opportunities conference with Prime Minister Trudeau. "This third meeting has ended in exemplary co-oper- ation." Premier Dave Barrett of British Columbia told a news conference after ths day-long session with Peter Lougheed oC Alberta, Allan Blakeney of Sas- katchewan and Ed Schreyer of Manitoba. "We came into these meet- ings hoping for our group efforts we expect re- he said. Common positions were orafted for tha main items on the agenda of the July 24-26 conference in portation, agriculture, economic and industrial development, capital financing and regional financial institutions and the ob- jectives of Western economic and social development. Mr. Barrett said these posi- tion papers will be delivered to Mr. Trudeau by July 1 and made public well before the conference. They expected re- plies on specific proposals be- fore the conference starts "so when we meot e can make de- risions rather than exchange said the B.C. premier. WANT 'FRANK' TALK.S The premiers want an "open, frank exchange among the four of us and the federal govern- ment, and concrete Mr. Barrett said. Mr. Schreyer said the pre- miers "don't want to meet to discuss vague generalities, glowing platitudes etcetera." "We don't want this confer- ence in July be a public rala- tions job. If that's what was initially conceived for, then it deserves to be shot down in flames." Alberta Premier Lougheed called the conference a unique venture in federal-provincial re- lations. "To a very large extent, jyvhat we've agreed to are proposals that are not to the detriment of other parts of Canada but (which) overcome and offset the discrimination that we felt has existed for decades that has prevented the real potential growth that exists in the West- err, said Mr. Lougheed. CITES COMPLAINTS Premier Schreyer cited four specific beefs with Ottawa that vill be on the agenda next month, demonstrating what ho termed "a lack of ity in Canadian Industrial devel- opment." Is vital in the West, yet federal money for research and development in this field is spent almost ex- clusively outside Western Can- ada. about five per cent of the activity of the federal Ex- port Development and Insur- ance Corp. in re-insurance of Canadian exports affects the West. ports of Prince Rupert, B.C., and Churchill, Man., are under-used and need expansion of dock facilities. of the copper mined in Canada comes from the west, yet all the refining and cable- drawing is concentrated in four plants all around Montreal. "So we want to see some pro- portionality injected in federal be said.