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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbrldge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1974 72 Pages 15 Cents 7 ii; i ve'J I 1 Wintry birds '-eye view Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden lies under a blanket of fresh snow as late afternoon shadows signal another day's end. Agro Copter Enterprises Ltd. of Red Deer provided this bird's-eye view, taking time out from a booth at-Ag-Expo to fly Herald photographer Rick Ervin over a frozen Henderson Lake, about four feet above the surface, to demon- strate how the pilot sprays agricultural crops for farmers. Oil price policy talks "March 31 deadline impossible7 Inside 'If she hurries we can make it before another tare Increase.' Classified....... 32-36 Comics............28 Comment........ 4, 5 District ........21 Family......... 22-25 Local News 19, 20 Religion........ 12-15 Sports 16-18 Theatres........... 7 TV................ 6 Weather.........3 LOW TONIGHT 25, HIGH SUN. 45; GUSTY WINDS OTTAWA (CP) Premier Peter Lougheed of Alberta told Prime Minister Trudeau before their meeting last Monday that a permanent oil pricing policy could not be negotiated by March 31, the date when a voluntary national petroleum price freeze is lifted. In a telegram to the prime minister Jan. 29, Mr. Lougheed clarified the position he took at the national energy conference a week earlier. "I stressed at these dis- cussions that there was no way any long-term understanding could be reached between the government of Alberta and the federal government Former Nixon aides say they're innocent WASHINGTON (AP) Seven former Nixon administration and election campaign aides pleaded not guilty today to charges they conspired to block the investigation of the 1972 break-in at Democratic patty headquarters in the Watergate building here. In addition, two of them pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from the break-in at the Los Angeles office of the psychiatrist treating Pentagon papers figure Daniel EUsberg All seven were called forward by U.S. District Judge John Sirica. Then the clerk of the court said: "As I call your name please state to the court how you plead to the charges." The names were a roll call of most of President Nixon's onetime closest advisers. First, former attorney- general John Mitchell responded: "Not guilty to all counts." Then, H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman. Charles Colson, Robert Mardian. Kenneth Parkinson and Gordon Strachan entered their pleas. Sirica then said U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell had asked him to accept pleas from Ehrlichman and Colson in the EUsberg break-in case. Notley decries oil politicking during the 60-day period of continued crude oil price freeze and that it would be unrealistic for the first ministers to consider this as a practical the telegram said. A text of the communication and an earlier message from Mr. Trudeau to the premier were released by the prime minister's office Friday. "Alberta's undertaking... in no way involved a deadline upon Alberta to attempt to conclude any long-term under- standing of oil pricing and re- lated matters within this period of the message said. Premier Lougheed said after his meeting with Mr. Trudeau Monday that no detailed proposals were made by either side. He described the talks as exploratory. Alberta and Saskatchewan, the two main oil-producing provinces, both have pricing legislation ready for use when the freeze ends. Ottawa has threatened to take counteraction if no agreement is worked out and if it considers the increases too high. Oil produced and used in. Canada has been frozen at about a barrel since the freeze took effect last September. Prime Minister Trudeau, in a reply telegram Feb. 14 to Premier Lougheed, said oil policy differences between Ottawa and Alberta are secondary to the importance of finding "an understanding as to what the situation wiU be" after March 31. Early decision sought on U of L native program A petition seeking an early decision on a proposed Native American Program at the University of Lethbridge is to be presented to Advanced Education Minister James Foster next week. Joyce Goodstriker, president of the Native Awareness club at the university, organizer of the petition, said 430 names were collected Friday during Aperture 74, the U of L's open house. Club members also distributed about brochures explaining the program and to express concern about government indecision about its future. The program was proposed to Mr. Foster about a year ago. If approved, it would be unique in Western Canada. It has the support of Southern Alberta native leaders. The petition says that if the program is to be implemented, even in part, this fall, the university must have an answer by the middle of this month. WateHon Park hearing planned CALGARY (CP) Albertans will be asked to contribute their opinions to the development of a new master plan regulating the use of Waterton National Park, Parks Canada officials said Friday. A series of public meetings scheduled for Southern Alberta centres this summer and fall should offer regular park visitors and businessmen in the park a chance to join federal planners in charting the future of the park, they said. The type and amount of recreational use that will be permitted in the park will be spelled out in a provisional plan now being prepared in Parks Canada's Calgary office for completion by early 1975. Len Robinson, western regional director for Parks Canada, said the meetings scheduled for Watertown townsite in May or June, and perhaps later for Cardston, Lethbridge and Calgary, will give the public a chance to influence the plan and forestall recurrent criticism that the parks branch makes too many decisions without consulting the persons affected by them. "Before the development of conceptual plans, the public will have informal input which will be part of the consideration from which we develop the he said. But the region's assistant director of programming and development, Roman Fodchuk. said the government's willingness to hear the public viewpoint does not mean park visitors and businessmen will get everything they want Israelis, Syrians clash again THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syrian and Israeli forces clashed again today in the cen- tral sector of the tense Golan Heights front, a Syrian military spokesman announced. The spokesman, quoted in a communique broadcast over Damascus radio, said Syrian artillery destroyed an Israeli bulldozer and another vehicle in shelling that erupted when Israeli engineering units tried to improve their positions. The communique reported no casualties for either side. Artillery and rocket fire flared in the same sector Fri- day, prompting orders for Jewish civilians to stay close to the bomb shelters in their frontier settlements in occupied Syrian land. Reinforced Israeli infantry and tank units remained on high alert for possible trouble along the rocky ceasefire line left by the October war. There were reports of some Israeli reserve call-ups. Premier Golda Meir dis- cussed the situation on Israeli television and said Syria planned an attack earlier in the week to retake captured land but Israel found out in time "We received reliable infor- mation from diplomatic sources that Syria had" a plan to free the territories captured in the Yom Kippur she said. Mrs. Meir said the reports were checked "with other sources and with field reports" and Syrian forces were found in "a very high state of alert." Israeli newspapers said the warnings of possible attack came from Washington. An Is- raeli cabinet minister hinted the newspaper reports were right. In what was taken as an ap- peal to Washington, Mrs. Meir said her government has asked "diplomatic quarters... to do what they could to prevent the renewal of fighting 'U.S. officials in Washington said they knew of no request from Mrs Meir for U.S.. intervention in the matter but said she might have made contact with State Secretary Henry Kissinger or President Nixon. In other Middle East developments, the semi- official Cairo newspaper Al Ahram says Arab oil ministers will lift the oil em- bargo against the United States at a meeting planned for Sunday in the Egyptian capital. It said the move will fulfil a resolution reached at an Arab conference last month in Algiers. But Algeria and Libya, both opposed to lifting the embargo, appeared to disagree with Cairo about when and where the meeting would take place. Their government-controlled news- papers favored keeping the meeting at Tripoli, Libya, as originally planned and post- poning it until Wednesday. An Egyptian spokesman said Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar have agreed to attend the Cairo meeting. There have been reports that Kuwait. Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf states will support Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in his reported stance in favor of ending the ban. SNAILING ARRIVES FOR ELDERL Y Senior citizens need not feel left out by the current campus fad of streaking "Snailmg" has arrived. In Lima, Ohio, 67-year-old Virgil Cleves was arrested Friday for strolling in the nude in the city's public square with a female compan- ion, also bare. Cleves said he was too old for streaking, the latest col- lege fancy in which youths strip and dash short distances before spectators. He termed the event for older persons "snaiung." Cleves and Wanda Gray, 46, were charged with public in- decency Anderson expelled third time VICTORIA (CP) Liberal leader David Anderson was expelled from the legislature for the third day in a row Friday, continuing his battle with Premier Dave Barrett in the chicken-and-egg war. The Liberal leader once again accused the premier of lying in his version of a meeting between members of the British Columbia Egg Marketing Board, the premier and riculture Minister Dave Stupich The premier has been accused of exerting pressure on egg board members to force them to reduce a fine to a Prince George egg producer for exceeding his production quota Wednesday, Mr. Anderson levelled the same charge against the premier and was expelled from the house and the following day he accused the premier of influence peddling and was again asked to leave. Friday, the Liberal leader was again asked by Speaker Gordon Dowding if he would withdraw his remarks, but refused. "I cannot, in conscience, sit here and debate the estimates of a man who sits as premier and at the same time lies to the Mr. Anderson said. Twelve deportees killed OCOTILLO, Calif. CAP) A United States Immigration Service van carrying aliens for deportation to Mexico slammed into the rear of a parked truck Friday, killing the van's driver and 12 aliens. the California highway patrol said. Hospital officials said the other six persons in the van suffered critical injuries. About town Hostess Jmti Welch nursing a sore finger she got from a sharp knife Greg Hales claiming teachers at Fleetwood Bawden School voted not to streak at the next school board meeting EDMONTON (CP) Al- berta's New Democratic Party will not stand by and watch the provincial government play politics with Canada's future over oil pricing, parly leaJer Grant Notley said Friday night. Mr. Notley told more than 500 cheering delegates at the first day of the party's three- day annual convention, that his concept of Alberta is that of being Canada part of a greater No Suffield protest planned by Edmonton "My concept of Alberta is not the blind, narrow cotrfrontaUon of the provincial government or those poor paranoic people in Calgary who put out bumper stickers 'Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the National party leader David will address a party banquet tonight. Herald Legfelatsre Bnwra EDMONTON The province does not plan to protest the closure of the Suffield Military Research Station unless someone provides it with good reason to do so, says Don Getty, minister of federal and intergovernmental affairs. Bill Wysek (SC Medicine Hat-Redcliffe) wanted to know in the legislature Friday if the province had asked the federal government to reconsider its decision to close the station. Mr Getty said it had not but if Mr. Wyse could come up with some reasons to protest the closure, the would consider province them. The federal decision, announced last month did not' catch the province by surprise. Mr. Getty said, as there had been "some discussion" on the matter There is concern in the area around Suffield that the station's removal will constitute a serious economic blow to nearby communities such as Medicine Hat Mr Getty said the federal government has been very co- operative in handling an exploratory drilling program by the province Alberta hopes to exploit several trillion cubic feet of natural gas from under the 1.000-square-mile military block But the federal government controls the surface rights to the block The gas will be sold to the Alberta Energy Company, a government venture that will make shares available to Albertans first ;