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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE June News in brief Highway 'useless project' YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) The construction of the Mackenzie Highway is a useless project born out of political haste, a Northwest Territories councillor said Wednesday. David Searle. member for Yellowknife, told council he reached this conclusion after talking to people knowledgeable in transpor- tation. Peace River plant opens GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) The Proctor an? Gamble Cellulose Ltd. pulr mill eight miles southeast of this peace country city was of- ficially opened Wednesday at a ceremony attended by about 850 persons. Al Adair, provincial minister responsible for northern development, and D. I. Lowry, the company's vice- president of industrial pro- jects, sawed through a six- inch log to officially open the mill, which employs 750 per- sons. 13-year-old drowns ST. PAUL, Alta. (CP) Danny Makokis. 13, of the Sad- dle Lake Indian Reserve near this community drowned Tuesday in Saddle Lake, about 125 miles northeast of Edmon- ton. RCMP said the boy was with a group of children play- ing and swimming in the lake when the accident occurred. Wheat board criticized WINNIPEG (CP) A restructuring of the Canadian Wheat Board into a company or co-operative with a board of farmer directors determin- ing policy, was suggested Wednesday by Jack Murta, Progressive Conservative candidate in Lisgar con- stituency. The conservative's agricultural critic in the last parliament also said the policy would give the board the responsibility of offering to buy any feed grains still on the farm at the end of the crop vear. Cyclones hit Mexico ACAPULCO. Mexico iReuter) Five towns were cut off near here Wednesday after Cyclone Dolores hit Mexico's Pacific coast, killing at least 13 persons and injur- ing 35 others. The cyclone crossed the coast Tuesday, destroying 200 homes. Sixteen persons were missing. The Costa Chica region was declared a disaster zone. Hearings turned down EDMONTON (CP) City council failed to come to a decision Wednesday on a com- prehensive transportation plan, but voted down a motion by Aid. Una Evans to refer the plan back to the city ad- ministration. Aid. Evans wanted the plan referred back to the ad- ministration so- public hearings could be held. To approve the plan without first having public hearings would be "to once again impose an action on people without letting them have a say in it." she said. Youth took strychnine EDMONTON (CP) Jack Richard Langier. 19. died May 10 from strychnine poisoning after taking two capsules of what he believed to be MDA, a coroner's jury ruled Wednesday. The six-member jury had been investigating the death of the Edmonton youth who went into convulsive seizures shortly after he took the cap- sules in his home. He died after being rushed to Royal Alexandra Hospital. Germans reach accord BERLIN (AP) East and the two states emerged from West Germany formally took Hitler's ruined Reich after the up relations with one another Second World War and subse- today for the first time since quent German division. The historic step was played low key in both East Berlin and Bonn but with each side standing firm in its version of what two states in Germany means. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE 1 1 Caouette opposes price controls Fringe benefits Being a cabinet minister has its fringe benefits, as the grin on Horst Schmid's face indicates. The provincial culture, youth and recreation minister was greeted at Lethbridge airport Wednesday by Canada Winter Games Birds Darlene Hudson, left, and Audrey Campbell before a brief tour of Fort Macleod and Standoff, where he met with the band council of Blood Reserve. Mr. Schmid finished his whirlwind south tour in Pincher Creek with the offi- cial opening of the historical association's new museum. Nixon's tax returns sifted WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon's tax returns are corning before the House of Representatives impeach- ment inquiry. with investigators especially interested in a deduc- tion he claimed for vice- presidential papers given to the government. The House Judiciary Com- mittee today begins trying to determine whether there was any fraud in the preparation of a deed for the gift, which was not signed and delivered until after a law authorizing such deductions had been repealed. The deductions, spread over the years 1969-72, have since been disallowed by the Inter- nal Revenue Service, which assessed Nixon in back taxes. A similar conclu- sion was reached by a joint committee on internal revenue taxation, but neither investigation dealt with the question of fraud. The judiciary committee also is examining Nixon's per- sonal finances to see if any government or election cam- paign funds were converted to his personal use. There were these related developmenls Wednesday: Assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen defended the original Watergate investigation in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Petersen accused Senator Sam Ervin of being unfair in implying that political considerations influenced the original investigation. Nixon reports one trip, ready for another WASHINGTON (AP) A jovial President Nixon met two dozen congressional leaders today to brief them on his 10-day Middle East tour. The president is in the capital for only a day before leaving this afternoon for Camp David, his Maryland mountain retreat, where he will prepare for his European and Moscow summit trips which begin next Tuesday. The president also planned to discuss his travels with his cabinet and the National Security Council during the day. The bipartisan group of con- gressional leaders gave the president a warm round of ap- plause as he entered the cabinet room for their morn- ing meeting. Nixon leaves Tuesday for Brussels and Moscow. He returned from the Mid- dle East Wednesday, and was applauded by several hundred persons, including 100 Republican teen-agers, when he arrived at the White House after a helicopter trip from Andrews air force base. In a 15-minute ceremony. Nixon said "a profound and lasting change has taken place" in the Middle East. "Where there was no hope for peace, there now is hope- Where there was hostility for the United States, there now is friendship.'" he said. "Millions of people in that part of the world desperately want peace. They believe we will help." t. When in Rome, do as the Romans Enjoy Canadian Club. Here in the cradle of western civilization, they know a civilized whisky when they see one: Canadian Club. It's nice to know the world can get together about something. Around the world, when people think of the finest, lightest, smoothest whisky, they think of Canadian Club. The finest of fine Canadian whiskies is "The Best In The House" in 87 lands: a 5 lijtftit Bahamas Bar'iidK 6'jlfMum BfrmirJa Bunl Cans'la I'lanrK C'Yl" r' "'-'i C' C'J'aia D' ptpuMi'- [ihri'iu iin f -lir" ffm" Vr iVii-lvJ Or'-rli Haiii Hcmj ItHcrvl Mu Iran Iraa ln-lanr) "tail VY a J.j; J Ki'.-i f 1 lifys WiiiiCi 'Oi'till Wm nt Thailand T an-) Zambia _ Canadian Club is distilled and bottled in Walkerrille by Hiram Walker Sons Limited Senate Watergate committee announced it would make no further efforts to question Nixon's two brothers or close friend C. G. Bebe Rebozo. Ervin, com- mittee chairman, said the committee would not have time to pursue its investi- gation before it goes out of existence on June 28. federal appeals court agreed to review an order that a White House tape section dealing with political use of the Internal Revenue Service must be turned over to a Watergate grand jury. Nixon had appealed the order by Judge John Sirica. The house judiciary com- mittee finished with Watergate Wednesday, following it right up to the latest developments in special prosecutor Leon Jaworski's running battle with the White House over presidential tapes. The Watergate presen- tation, which has taken up most of the six weeks the com- mittee has been receiving evidence, left some members convinced a cover-up still is continuing. B.C. strike agreement reached VANCOUVER (CP) The first sign of a break in the lengthy dispute between most building trades and the British Columbia construction in- dustry came early today with a proposed contract settlement The proposed agreement was reached in talks between the industry, represented by Construction Labor Relations Association, and 10 unions bargaining jointly. Cy Stairs, spokesman for the 10 unions, said nothing was signed "but there should be no problem." Details of the agreement were not released. Charles Connaghan. presi- dent of the CLRA, said there had been "some movement" in the industry's offer, but would not elaborate. The CLRA's last offer was a package calling for a wage increase of an hour in a two-year contract, with in the first year and in the second year. That offer called for an im- mediate increase of 85 cents an hour, with further increases of 25 cents an hour Aug. 3 and 45 cents on Nov. 1. The unions also wanted a cost-of-living clause. By DAVE BLAIKIE The CANADIAN PRESS Social Credit Leader Real Caouet Ie vowed Wednesday to vote against price and wage controls if the Progressive Conservatives are elected and his party holds the balance of power in Parliament after the July 8 election. Mr. Caouette told reporters in Chicoutimi, Que., that controls will not stop inflation and Social Credit MPs will op- pose any attempt to implement them. Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield has called for a max- imum 90-day freeze of prices and wages followed by 18 months to two years of lesser controls. Details of the second phase of the plan would be worked out in consultation with in- dustry, labor and business during the period when the freeze was in effect. Mr. Caouette said controls would lead to black market trading that would push prices even higher than at present. The New Democratic Party held the effective balance of power in the last Parliament. Standing in the 264-seat Com- mons at dissolution May 9 was Liberals 109, Conservatives 106. NDP 31, Social Credit 15, independent 1 and vacant 2. LIBERALS WRONG? Mr. Caouette also disagreed with the Liberal analysis that inflation is a worldwide phe- nomenon caused primarily by commodity shortages. Increased production, despite Liberal arguments, is not the answer. Mr. Caouette said. Instead, measures must be implemented to increase consumer purchasing power. He repeated his call for a 25- per-cent discount on all retail prices. Such a program could be financed by the Bank of Canada with subsidies paid to retailers. Retail prices would fall accordingly and consumer purchasing power would rise, he argued. Mr Stanfield. at a rally in Cranbrook, B.C.. reiterated that controls are needed to break what he calls an infla- tion psychosis among Canadians. In his remarks to the open- air crowd of about 300. he criticized resource industry taxation proposals announced in the defeated Liberal budget. If implemented, the tax changes would be bad for federalism because they would strain federal-pro- vincial relations and leave re- source industries caught in the cross-fire, he said. Later, at an outdoor evening rally in Calgary, Mr. Stanfield attacked the minority Liberal government for its handling of federal-provincial energy negotiations. For months, he said, Prime Minister Trudeau followed a policy of confrontation with oil-producing provinces. He gave Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed a large measure of credit for the national oil- price agreement that was negotiated in March by Mr. Trudeau and provincial premiers. The prime minister has cited the agreement repeated- ly during the campaign as an example of strong leadership by his government. David Lewis, New Demo- cratic Party leader, cam- paigned Wednesday in Win- nipeg where he defended his own anti-inflation policies at a news conference. He said the NDP proposal of a two-price system for basic Canadian-produced "com- price at home and a higher price for ex- would give the con- sumers a much-needed break. CONSUMERS HURT Canadians now are being hurt unfairly by inflated world prices because some com- panies are telling consumers to pay the higher international price or do without, he said. Mr. Lewis said the two- price system, already in effect on wheat and oil. should be broadened to include lumber, steel, natural gas. fertilizer, newsprint and salmon The NDP Leader was forced to cancel a visit to The Pas, Man., when his campaign plane, a turbo-prop Convair, developed trouble in one engine after arriving in Win- nipeg from Sault Ste. Marie. Ont. It was scheduled to be back in service today. Mr. Lewis went on a com- mercial flight to Thompson. Man. where he denounced Liberal and Conservative economic policies at an even- ing rally in a hall. Wednesday was scheduled as a day off in Ottawa for Prime Minister Trudeau. But he held a reception for Liberal candidates who are under 30. Today Mr. Trudeau was to visit a series of Quebec com- munities. Mr. Stanfield campaigns in Winnipeg and Toronto and Mr. Lewis visits several centres in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Mr. Caouette was to be in his home riding of Temiscamingue in southwestern Quebec. Blakeney slams PM's railway HALIFAX (CP) Saskatchewan Premier Allan Blakeney rejected Wednesday establishment of a national railway passenger service proposed by Prime Minister Trudeau Tuesday. Mr. Blakeney said nationalizing CP Rail would be a better alternative than setting up a crown corporation to take over passenger ser- vices operated by the two national railways. The prime minister's program has "some he said, but lacks the con- solidated effort to solve rail transportation problems. Mr. Blakeney was speaking during a four-day tour of the Maritimes to support New Democratic Party candidates for the July 8 federal election. He said his main objectior is the crown corporation will end up with all the "losing propositions" of railway operation. Later Wednesday, in Monc- ton, N.B., Mr. Blakeney was questioned about statements by Real Caouette, Social Credit leader, jpho said the NDP in Manitoba was guiltv of violating its own party lines by bringing American invest- ment into Canada. He said Mr. Caouette was referring to the borrowing of money for a Manitoba hydro project which, when it is paid off. will be a Canadian under- taking. "The party is not against borrowing money, but is against American equity com- ing into the country, which results in U.S. ownership.'' Turner plans Calgary visit Finance Minister John Turner will be in Calgary and Medicine Hat Friday. Mr. Turner will speak to a public luncheon of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce at the Calgary Inn at noon and then et down to Medicine Hat to throw his weight behind former agriculture minister Bud Olson's campaign. A televised press conference has been schedul- ed for 4.30 p.m. to be followed by a public meeting at p.m. at the Medicine Hat College theatre. The finance minister is ex- pected to make a major speech on the budget that brought down the Liberal government at that meeting. Candidates' calendar BESSIE ANNAND, NDP Nothing reported SVEN ER1CKSEN, Liberal Tonight Campaigning in Cardslon Friday At Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. 10 a m Al RCMP ball al CardsloTi in the evening KEN HURLBURT, Progressive Conservative Friday campaigning all day in rardston and area Supper meeting with Cardslon Chamber of VERN YOUNG, Social Credit Friday Campaigning in city ;