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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LethbruUje Herald VOL. LXVI No. 166 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES Tories retain Calgary seat swathed A good stand of alfalfa falls as Cyril Hub- bard in West Lethbridge swathes the first hay crop of the summer. Many crops will be better than average this year, but, with the heavy demand, prices are likely to be very high. Tour throngs swell Energy policy on new path? THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA Energy Minister Donald Macdonald says the real question in the energy debate is whether any of the old policies should be changed. To help Canadians make up their minds, the min- ister will table in the Commons Thursday evening a two-volume 800-page analysis of energy issues. The analysis, three years in tha making, discusses the paths now open for development of the country's energy resources. For example: Should environmental protection take first place in Such giant projects as the proposed pipelines in the Northwest Territories? Or should Canadians accept some environment damage and trade it off for eco- nomic benefits flowing from a pipeline? Should Canada maintain, increase or reduce sur- plus energy exports? Also discussed in the report is New Democratic Leader David Lewis's suggestion for creating a gov- ernment-owned oil company. There's discussion also of extending the Alberta- Ibronto oil and gas pipeline into Montreal. TORONTO (CP) Happy throngs like those which" greeted Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on the day of their 10-day royal tour Monday were expected to swell to mas- sive proportions today as the royal couple plunged through a wave of city activities. Crowds estimated at who watched the royal couple drive through this sun-blessed Ontario capital after their ar- rival from London had an op- portunity to see them ride in a horse-drawn carriage to the leg- islative buildings today. Later, at a at city building Prince Philip said looked like a boome- rang when he saw a model dur- ing the couple's first trip here 14 years hordes were expected to "utterly jam" together to see the Queen. VISITS SHOWPLACE Monday, during a visit to On- tario Place, a provincial play- ground of pods and parks on Lake Ontario, the Queen was warmly received. So, too, was Margaret Trudeau, who charmed the crowds as she moved through the day's pro- gram on the arm of her hus- band, the prime minister. After a quick trip to the Royal York Hotel, where they stayed in a suite on the 16th floor before moving to- day to a train that was to take them to a number of western Ontario towns later in the week, the Queen met privately with Prime Minister Trudeau and Gov.-Gen. Roland Michener. Allmand won't back down on hanging ban issue OTTAWA (CP) Solicitor- General Warren Allmand will not back down from political pressures to have his recently- introduced proposals for the complete abolition of capital punishment withdrawn. A spokesman for the solicitor- general's office said today that despite reports the federal cabi- net has instructed Mr. Allmand to withdraw the proposed amendments, the solicitor-gen- eral will "not back down." He "believes in these propos- said the spokesman. Mr. Allmand told the Commons justice committee- last Thursday that the govern- ment will introduce amend- ments to its capital punishment bill that will take away the hanging penalty for all murder- ers. The Commons recently passed in principle a five-year continuation of the partial ban on hanging. But retained hang- ing for killers of prison guards and policemen. TIGHTEN PAROLE In making his announcement, Mr. Allmand said the amend- ments would do away with the five-year partial-ban and also tighten parole procedures. In another proposed change, murderers might not become eligible for parole until 20 years. Mr. Allmand said a "thorough debate" across the country on the question of capital punish- ment prompted the government to propose the amendments. But, he said, it would still be a free vote. Each MP would vote according to his or her own conscience. CALGARY (CP) So- cial Credit and Liberal party leaders are digging in for the next round while the Progres- sive Conservative Party cele- brates retaining the Calgary Foothills riding in Monday's provincial byelection. Stewart McCrae, a 43-year- old oil executive running for his first time, won the race with a sizeable lead over his nearest rival, Social Credit Party leader Werner Schmidt, who had votes. Liberal leader Bob Russell netted 753 votes, well behind the ballots cast for Nancy Eng, the New Democratic Par- ty hopeful. Latecomer Glenn Pylypa, leader of the Modern- ization Party of Alberta, was last with 13 votes. The byelection was called to fill a vacancy created by the traffic death of Telephones Minister Len Werry. "It was a tremendous vic- tory, but a tough Mr. McCrae, president of the Calgary Foothills Progressive Conservative association, told a jubilant crowd of supporters. REMAIN AT HELM Both the Social Credit and Liberal leaders indicated they intended to remain in control of their parties despite their losses. Mr. Schmidt, who had just lost his second bid at a legis- lative seat, told his support- ers he was looking forward to the next election. He said he would like to have won the seat, but "I will re- main as leader of the Social Credit Party." The 41-year-old former aca- demic vice-president of Leth- bridge Community College suc- ceeded former premier Harry Strom as leader of the Alberta Social Credit Party last Feb- ruary. He gained the leader- ship by upsetting Bob Clark, MLA for Olds-Didsbury, Mr. Clark, in a telephone in- terview from Edmonton, said it was too early to comment on the effect the byelection's out- come would have on Mr. Schmidt's future. The party caucus probably would meet soon to assess the situation. In Edmonton, premier Peter Lougheed expressed pleasure t o d a y at the outcome, saying the victory was especially sig- nificant since the government's standard-bearer was running "against two provincial leaders and a provincial president." THE 5TH STREET PROBLEM: A Lethbridge skid road in the making? By JLM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Vagrancy, pan handling, street brawls and intox- icated persons cursing at passers-by are threatening to turn Lethbridge's 5tb Street S. into an urban skid road. Businessmen on 5th Street S. are angry, the hotel asso- ciation says "don't just point the finger at the hotel the Alberta Liquor Control Board is accused of being too lax, Canada Manpower is blamed for bringing too many transient workers into the area and city police ap- to be caught in the crossfire, The Herald Tias learned. Some businessmen on 5th Street estimate a 20 to 95 per cent decline in business during the last two years and three business firms moved out of tha area a year ago and the vacant buildings still haven't been leased. Some businessmen are even considering mov- ing their enterprise to a bet- ter shoppin g-atmosphGre area. The three hotels on 5th Street S. and another only a block away are the main reason intoxicated persons congregate there, some busi- nessmen in the area cLvn. The Alexandra Hotel, Lethbridge Hotel and Gar- den Hotel are all on 5th Strest S. and the Hotel Plainsman is on 4th Street S. Instead of looking for another 20 cents by selling a one-too-many glass of beer, hotel keepers should be knowledgeable enough to know when a person is ap- proaching intoxication and throw him out before he be- comes a problem, suggests Leo Singer of Leo Singer Mens' and Boys' Wear. Daniel Royar, director of the Alberta Hotel Associa- tion, says it is unfortunate the hotel business receives the bulk of the blame for li- quor problems. "We're not the only ones selling liquor and besides thjre are many other things on the market that are in- he added. He blames the Alberta Li- quor Control Board for re- laxing its controls on where liquor can be purchased. "They have gone far enough" In licensing outlets to sell liquor and the grant- ing of licences must be cur- tailed until people are edu- cated on how to use liquor, he suggested. The average hotel owner in the city is not going to take chances on losing its li- cence by not asking people who are drinking too much to leave their premises, Mr. Royer insisted. Hotel owners know they are more liable to public criticism and besides some owners have been warned by the ALCB to tighten their controls on the people who consume alcohol in their premises, he said. It is difficult to determine when some people have had too much to drink because they may have been drink- ing prior to entering the bar and may become totally drunk on a couple of he claimed. Mr. Royer doesn't feel 5th Street S. bars should be blamed for the number of in- toxicated persons in the area because some people are on the streets drunk in the early afternoon and the bars haVe only bean open a couple of hours. Jack Stokes of Stokes Drug Store on 5th Street dis- agrees. "I see people stagger into the bars around here all tha time without anyone throw- ing them out." The Herald spotted six men and one woman stagger into the bars on 5th Street S. between and p.m. Monday and none of them came out through street entrances during 10 minutes of surveillance. Mr. Stokes says "you can go in any one of the bars around here and spot 25 drunks being served liquor on any given afternoon" The appearance of drunks on the street and some of their unpopular habits are discouraging local people and tourists from shopping in the area. The drunks panhandle from shoppers and even at- tempt to borrow money and ask for handouts from the business owners and their employees. An employee of one of the business firms in the area claimed a drunk spit on the sidewalk just in front of a customer a few minutes prior to a Monday afternoon interview. A street fight was also re- ported to have taken place on the sidewalk at about p.m. Many women in Leth- bridge won't shop in tha 5th Street S. area if they don't have a male companion and tourists are not stopping to shop there anymore, either same businessmen claim. A spokesman for one of the clothing stores on the street says Father's Day business has died and wom- en just don't come into the store to buy a gift for their husbands anymore. Another businessman complained of the abusive language drunks use in front of his store even though he tries to control it. Saturdays the 5th Street S. problem is at its worst, but; the businessmen interviewed by The Herald claim it is a regular occurrence for them to have to call the police to stop fights and remove in- toxicated persons from in front of their store every day of the week. Most of the businessmen agreed that the police are aware of the problem and are trying to control it, but they want more policemen controlling the area. The police department has one man patrolling the area and he couldn't possibly con- trol the area properly, one businessman said. Mr. Stokes says if he was police chief he would pin point 5th Street S. as a ma- jor problem area and con- centrata a heavy patrol in it until the problem is allevi- ated. Mr. Singer, past president of the local chamber of com- merce, also feels the police must take firmer action, but says it is the courts that are really to blame for being too lenient on the drunks arrest- ed by the police. The businessmen say the problem is much worse in the summer when the tran- sient workers arrive in Southern Alberta. City Police records back up their claim. Last week- end 113 persons wsre arrest- ed in the city under the Al- berta Liquor Act compared with 53 during the June 15 weekend. Rome 53 persons were arrested during the June 8 weekend and 43 on the June 1 weekend. The re- ports cover a 48-period be- ginning at 4 p.m. on the Fri- day of the weekend. An estimated 70 per cent of the arrests were made in the 5th Street S. area. City police released 93 of the 113 persons arrested last weekend without court pros- ecution following a night's stay in city cells aiM a breakfast in the morning. Inspector M. W. Coupland- says the arrests and over- night stay in the cells may have prevented the violater from getting involved in oth- er crimes such as shoplifting and assault. Under section S3 of the Al- berta Liquor Control Act, po- lice can arrest a person for intoxication and hold him in cells overnight then release the following day without laying charges. Inspector Coupland says last weekend would have bean rather quiet for city po- lice but for intoxication in- cidents. "I would suspect the rain on Saturday had something to do with so many transient workers being in he said. Harold Vosburgh, chair- man of the city poke com- mission, says the city police and the commission are aware of the 5th Street S. problem and at its board meeting last Wednesday de- cided to send a letter to the Alberta Liquor Control Board asking it to tighten controls on liquor outlets. The commission has asked for the liquor board to acti- vate a 12-month surveillance of liquor outlets rather than its system of spot checks, he said. Dean hoped Nixon would come clean WASHINGTON (AP) Ousted White House counsel John Dean testified today that he had hoped until mid-April that President Nixon would come forward to explain fully his own part in the Watergate affair.1 When that did not happen, Dean told Senate Watergate in- vestigators, he had accused the president of Watergate cover-up involvement that linked him criminal offences. "I'm telling the truth as I know he insisted as com- mittee members and lawyers questioned him point by point about his assertions that Nixon was involved in the scandal cover-up. Dean, in a statement he de- scribed as personal opinion, said he believes White House aides probably relayed to Nixon information about the wiretap- ping and initial cover-up efforts. Dean was asked by Fred Thompson, Republican counsel for the committee, why he had waited until April 15 to begin telling federal prosecutors his accusations that Nixon partici- pated in covering up the wire- atpping affair. Dean said he expected Nixon "to come forward and explain his involvement in the way I thought he would." Dean said he had told Nixon about cover-up actions as early as Sept. 15, 1972. He said he fi- nally told Nixon last March 21 that presidential aides H. R. Haleman, John Ehrlichman and Dean himself could be indicted in the Watergate scandal. Dean said the president did not seem surprised at that. When the cover-up persisted, Dean said, he went to federal prosecutors April 12 and began telling them broadly of presi- dential involvement on April 15. Committee members and law- yers devoted much of their questioning to testing Dean's credibility. At one point Senator Herman Talmadge (Dem. Ga.) asked Dean why he thinks people should believe him, rather than the president. "I have been asked here to come up and tell the Dean said. "I've told it the best way I know." He conceded to Thompson that his lawyers had tried to gain immunity from federal prosecutors, but had failed. Dean said they are still bar- gaining for immunity. Dean claimed no first-hand knowledge that the president knew in advance of the Water- gate operation, or of the instant cover-up effort. V of L defines education role The board of governors of the University of Lethbridge has unanimously approved immedi- ate action to clarify the univer- sity's educational role within the community. At a special meeting Monday, the board took issue with re- cent statements by members of the Lethbridge Community Col- lege, who predicted a bursary program proposed for the U of L by the department of advanced education would have a negative effect on LCC pro- grams and enrolment. The board passed a resolu- tion defining the respective educational roles of the univer- sity and college and reaffirm- ing the U of L's terms of ref- erence. MEETING SOUGHT In addition, the board in- structed Chairman Dr. Neil D. Holmes to request a meeting with the college board, "as soon as to establish the re- lative roles of the two institu- tions and to discuss areas of co- operation. The board's definitive resolu- tion states: "The University of Lethbridge and only the Uni- versity of Lethbridge is respon- sible for the University pro- grams taught in this city. The college, and only the college, is responsible for college programs in Lethbridge." The U of L resolution empha- sizes what it considers the de- partment of advanced educa- tion's clear indication that the Lethbridge Community College has been given no approval to offer university courses, "Just as the university has been granted no approval for any college courses or programs." SEPARATE ROLES "The roles of the two Institu- tions are clearly separate but Dr. Holmes. "The bursary program will not endanger enrolments at LCC. The two institutions are not in competition." "At present, there is no gov- ernment intention to approve university programs or trans- fer courses at the the board maintains. '_'In this respect, the Leth- bridge Community College is clearly different from Medicine Hat or Red Deer College, where there is approval for, and rec- ognition of, both college pro- grams and a university trans- fer program." and haard About town CHARIOT racer Jack Ras- mussen, 81, of Magrath getting his team into shape for an upcoming match against son Lloyd and grand- son Monte Annette Grys- chuk, native of the Crows- nest Pass, boasting sl-.e knows the area like (Tie back of her hand, then hik- ing out to sprain her ankle. Inside Classified 14-17 Comics 6 Comment 4-5 District 3 Family 13 Local News 11-12 Markets 18 Sports 8-9 TV 7 Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT 50-55 HIGH WED. 75-80 SUNNY, GUSTY WINDS ;