Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIOGE June News in brief Canoeists' bodies found PRINCE GEORGE. B.C. (CP) RCMP Monday recovered two of the bodies of eight young canoeists missing since early last month on a trip down the Willow River. The bodies of David Michael Walker and Dwight Dever McFarland were found in the river, about 30 miles east of here. Art thief gets 9 years DUBLIN (AP) Bridget Rose Dugdale. a millionaire's daughter turned self-styled freedom fighter, was sentenced today to nine years in prison in connection with the theft of about million worth of paintings. Miss Dugdale, 33, a former university lecturer, told Dub- lin's special criminal court she pleaded "proudly and in- corruptibly guilty" to receiving 19 paintings stolen in April from diamond magnate Sir Alfred Beit. Lewis promises 'tough action' Rain aids firefighters Dief and fans EDMONTON (CP) Rain in northern Alberta Monday brought relief to firefighters who have been battling blazes that burned more than 50.000 acres of prime timber since lightning storms began sweeping the area more than a week ago. The most recent storms triggered 31 new forest fires between Sunday night and Monday afternoon, but rain kept to 33 the total number of fires still burning down by late Monday. Former Conservative leader John Diefenbaker chats with well wishers at Charlottetown airport Mon- day afternoon while campaigning for the July 8 elec- tion. In a speech at nearby Kensington later that night Mr. Diefenbaker harshly criticized Prime Minister Trudeau's economic policies and offered his own ver- sion of wage and price controls. Story on page 1. Kamloops accepts report Senator seeks documents LONDON, Ont. (CP) New Democratic Party Leader Da- vid Lewis proposed tough fed- eral action Monday to chase speculators and developers out of the housing field. He told about persons at an election rally that such action could end blatant profiteering and be a major weapon in the war against inflation. Mr. Lewis said incredibly high profits are being made by real estate speculators while 90 per cent of Canadian families are unable to afford their own homes. Re-election of a Liberal government July 8 would be returning an administration that has taken' no effective action because it is "committed to speculators, money-lenders and developers." His speech concluded a half day of campaigning in this southwestern Ontario industrial city, where housing costs are among the highest in the country. Mr. Lewis said many people separate the issue of high housing costs from the rising cost of living. But the cost oi shelter was the largest single element in the consumer price index, 32 per cent of the total. He said his party would curb land speculation by promoting establishment of publicly owned municipal land banks, with federal aid where necessary. "Every major municipality is fully capable of fulfilling the role of developer." Mr. Lewis cited cases in Vancouver and Toronto, in which he said speculators had purchased homes simply to make a quick profit through resale. "The only answer to these never-ending horror stories is to drive the speculator right out of the housing field." That's the KAMLOOPS. B.C. (CP) The city of Kamloops accepted a proposed settlement with its civic workers Monday night after a 90-minute council meeting. Mayor Gordon Nichol said after the meeting that the city accepted the recom- mendations in a report by industrial inquiry commissioner Clive McKee. linking CIA to Watergate Iball bounces Rejection vote asked VANCOUVER (CP) Leaders of six of the nine International Woodworkers of America coastal locals have agreed to back 'a tentative contract settlement with British Columbia forest companies. The executives of the New Westminster and Victoria iocals. however, have asked their membership, one- quarter of the workers in the coastal sector, to reject the pact worked out last week with Forest Industrial Relations which represents 120 companies. Hospital workers return KELOWNA. B.C. Non-medical workers at Kelowna General Hospital returned to work at midnight Monday, ending a study session which started Thursday and had the hospital operating on an emergency basis. Fitness: something that no one else can do for you. Hospital administrator Colin Elliott said Monday the hospital and the -British Columbia government employees union agreed to ask Labor Minister Bill King to appoint D. R. Blair industrial inquiry commissioner. In MHir heart it's right. Death Phillips. 25. former British Columbia Lions player; after a lengthy illness. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL WASHINGTON (AP) Senator Howard Baker says he has been trying for months to have the secrecy stamp lifted from documents on which Charles Colson apparently bases a theory of deep CIA involvement in Watergate and related cases. "I doubt that "this will become a dead the Tennessee Republican said. "I don't expect it to." Because the CIA refuses to declassify the documents, Baker said he cannot confirm or deny the accounts given Monday by a private investigator consulted by Colson last month. The investigator, Richard Bast, said Colson told him President Nixon generally agrees with his theory of CIA conspiracy. It is Colson's belief. Bast said, that the CIA helped carry out the break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist and that the agency knew in advance of the Watergate burglary plans. Baker has written a report based on his CIA investigation that he had hoped would be in- cluded in the Watergate com- mittee's final report, expected this week. But because the Baker study relies on documents classified secret by the CIA it cannot be made public. A source with access to the report said it draws no ultimate conclusions about CIA connections with Watergate or the cover-up but raises "significant new questions" that make it im- possible to rule out such con- nections. Colson, a former White House aide, said in a statement that he met twice with Bast and "we talked in a very offhand fashion, largely exploring theories for many of which I have been unable to obtain factual support." He said the discussions were not for public consumption and while some of the statements were quoted accurately they "should not therefore be read into any other context." Bast said Colson based many of his statements on documents he was shown by Baker in the senator's home last year. Baker, who has been trying to pursue a CIA-plot theory dropped by other investigators, said Colson "sat in my living room at my request and answered certain questions that were based on documents supplied us by the CIA." He said Colson "was no source of anything." Baker said: "I have been trying for months, in any way I can. to get that stuff but that his first request, made three months ago, has not drawn a response from the CIA. Colson pleaded guilty to ob- structing justice and is sched- uled to begin a one-to three- year prison term July 8. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Vice-President Gerald Ford's first shot at a charity golf tournament here bounced off a tree and struck a youth in the head Monday. The youth, Tom Gerard, 17, of Minneapolis, was taken to a hospital as a precaution. An aide with Ford said doctors examined the youth and later released him. "It's very regrettable and I'm deeply sorry that such an unfortunate incident took Ford said later at a news conference. The incident recalled a similar one involving Spiro Agnew when he was vice-president. Agnew, playing in Palm Springs. Calif., in 1970, struck professional golfer Doug Sanders on the head with his second shot of the day. Sanders was cut but not seriously injured. Ford played all but the last two holes in a scheduled 18-hole round in the Duff's Celebrity Tournament, which raises funds for the Variety Heart Hospital here. Resignation motion fails; Drumheller mayor to stay DRUMHELLER, Alta. (CP) Efforts by a member of city council to ask for Mayor E. A. Toshach's resignation on the basis of his involvement in an Alberta Housing Corp, inquiry failed Monday night when the other Indian rights aldermen refused the motion. to second salad sale Buy one 16 fl.oz. salad and get another 16 fl.oz. salad of your choice Colonel Sanders and his boys mafce it "finger licfein' good" Sven Ericksen's Food Pastry Shop 2021 3rd Ave. South Phone 328-8161 1715 MM Drive Phone 328-7756 OTTAWA (CP) With less than two weeks to go in the federal election campaign, Indian leaders say they are growing impatient waiting for the various parties to outline their policies on Indian rights. The silence on Indian rights is so complete that George Manuel, president of the Na- tional Indian Brotherhood, said this week he is considering challenging the political leaders to say where they stand on such important Indian issues as recognition of aboriginal rights. The Native Council of Can- ada, representing an estimated 500.000 Metis and non-status Indians, is clinging to its policy of no open electioneering. So too is Inuit Tapirisat (Eskimo Broth- erhood K Aid. Ossie Sheddy delivered a prepared statement at a council meeting that made reference to Mayor Toshach's testimony last week at a judicial inquiry into alleged wrongdoing by AHC personnel. The mayor told the inquiry in Edmonton that he received for helping the government corporation obtain a loan in West Germany and that the money was given him in a brown paper bag in a Montreal hotel room. Aid Sheddy said he "didn't care if Mayor Toshach got or in a paper bag or what: if he went to Sweden. Denmark or where to buy pornographic movies; or to see his grandmother or whomever in Montreal.'' "But when he makes a statement under oath that he has been an alcoholic for seven years with suicidal tendencies, it's hurting our city and the operations of it." Mayor Toshach, in his testimony, had made reference to a trip he made to Denmark to buy pornographic movies and to the fact he had undergone psychiatric treatment in the past for alcoholism and suicidal tendencies. The mayor was present during the council meeting, saying he was there "to keep the meeting moving along" and adding he didn't want to "get into a debate." The five other aldermen refused to second Aid. Sheddy's motion, and expressed concern at a report published last week that a meeting had been held during which members of the council decided Mr. Toshach should resign. No such meeting has been held. Aid. Sheddy agreed. Aid. Elwyn Grobe said he could not support Mr. Sheddy's motion, adding the next civic election is only three months away. British N-test draws criticism CANBERRA (AP) Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has criticized the British underground nuclear in low-key fashion. He said in a statement today: "The Australian govern- ment is disappointed to learn the British government has conducted a nuclear test underground after a long interval of nine years. "This has occurred at a time when other recent developments have justifiably increased apprehension in the international community Candidates' calendar BESSIE ANNAND, NDP Wednesday morning Campaigning in Cardston. Wednesday afternoon Campaigning in Lethbridge. Wednesday evening AH candidates" forum at LDS Institute. Lethbridge. SVEN ERICKSEN, Liberal Wednesday night CHEC radio program, "Election "74." p.m. All candidates' forum at LDS Institute. 8 p.m. KEN HURLBURT, Progressive Conservative Tonight Campaigning door-to-door in Lethbridge. Wednesday morning Campaigning door-to-door in Lethbridge. Wednesday afternoon and evening Mainstreeting and campaigning door-to-door in Nobleford and Barons. VERN YOUNG, Social Credit Tonight Attending Taber-Warner provincial Social Credit nomination in Taber. Wednesday night All candidates' forum at LDS Institute. Lethbridge. about the nuclear arms race." Whitlam said Australia hopes summit talks between the Soviet Union and the United States will make real progress toward a ban on all nuclear testing. Whitlam's "disappoint- ment" contrasted with his criticism of the recent French and Chinese atmospheric nuclear tests when he expressed deep concern and regret and issued official protest notes. But the British test was un- derground and his criticism of it is in about the same degree as his criticism of the Indian underground test. NEW DELHI (Reuteri India has offered to help Argentina develop its nuclear power, possibly even using nuclear explosions for peaceful purposes, diplomatic sources say. The two countries signed an agreement to co-operate in the peaceful uses of atomic energy during a visit by Indian Foreign Minister Surendra Pal Singh to Buenos Aires. The agreement came 11 days after India carried out an underground nuclear test Mav 18. Reports from Buenos Aires suggested India may offer to help build Argentina's third nuclear power plant. Doctor points out alcoholism as 'largest untreated disease9 EDMONTON (CPi-Aicoholism will continue as the nation's "largest untreated treatable disease" until the public demands action. Dr. J. George Strachan said Monday. Dr. Strachan, who has worked in alcoholism Irealment for 30 years and now operates a private treatment centre in Sidney, B.C., told delegates to the annual conference of the Canadian Foundation on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies (CFADD) that the evil in alcoho] and drugs is not only in dependency. "it is in the rationaJe society fosters lo be willing, even anxious, to gloss over the ravages alcoho] and other drugs create, and to condone not only the unacceptable behavior associated witii .abuse, but to ignore the serious ]ack of corrective action." Noting that Canadians, including himself, have helped establish addiction treatment programs and organizations throughout the world. Dr. Strachan said: "We don't have a thing to be ashamed of except our federal government." Canada's national contribution to Oie field of addiction treatment has been he said. Until a million grant made to the non-medical use of drugs directorate, assistance consisted of for the CFADD's annual conference and a few isolated projects, he added. And when the million grant was made available, "even though the Le Dain Commission emphasized that alcohol was our most seriously- abused drug, the grant made no reference to alcoholism." Dr. Strachan said the federal government shtnaild adopt a policy on addiction programs, backed by legislation and funding; it should provide funds to extend public and private services across Canada: and il should establish a federal centre or institute co-ordinate work in the field of addictions. The public carries a share of Hie responsibility in what is permitted, he added. 'Because of three or four accidental children's deaths from fireworks, they (fireworks) were banned in Toronto. "About 370 youngsters are killed there each year by impaired drivers. Are they banning cars or alrohol? What is our reaction'1"