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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD -TuMday, March News In brief Grit's latest sally fails VICTORIA (CP) The British Columbia legislature got on with other business Monday after Liberal Leader David Anderson was ruled out of order when he tried to raise new charges in the chicken- and-egg war which had dominated debate for two weeks. Carl Liden (NDP acting as chairman of the whole house as it debated finance department spending estimates, ruled the Liberal leader out of order half a dozen times Monday. Mr. Anderson challenged the ruling, but lost 34-to-12 in a formal vote by MLAs as he walked out of the house. The estimates of million were later passed following about five hours of debate. Mr Anderson was ordered to leave the legislature three times last week by Speaker Gordon Dowding for refusing to withdraw charges that Premier Dave Barrett lied to the house and was guilty of influence-peddling. Picasso children recognized GRASSE, France (Reuter) A court granted two illegitimate children of Pablo Picasso legal recognition today. The ruling gives them a chance to share in their lather's vast fortune. The judgment granted Claude and Paloma Picasso recognition as illegitimate children of .the artist, who died April and "all the judicial consequences which follow Sale to Cuba announced MONTREAL (CP) A million sale of railway repair and maintenance equipment to the Cuban government was announced Monday by Canron Ltd Canron president Clifford Malone said the company, based in Montreal, is "a multinational industrial enterprise, belonging to and directed by Canadians, which realized million in sales last year." Canron employs more than people in 28 factories five countries specializing in machinery for railway maintenance. Cyclone socks Australia SYDNEY Australia (Reuter) A tropical cyclone edged slowly towards the eastern Australian coast today bearing threat of more floods, the latest of which have taken three lives and driven persons from their homes. Cyclone Joe, seventh to ravage the east coast this season, was generating 90- mile-an-hour winds and torrential rain. Weather men predicted it would cross the coast today about 250 miles north of Brisbane. Towns in Queensland and New South Wales were still under water. INo sign of balloonist WASHINGTON (Reuter) The United States defence department said Monday that reports of apparent sightings of missing balloonist Thomas Gatch have not been substantiated. A Pentagon spokesman said a U.S. C-47 aircraft flying from Liberia Sunday searched the Atlantic area where the objects had been reported, about 200 miles off the Liberian coast, but' without success. Kgypt expects Nixon visit CAIRO (AP) Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy says President Nixon will visit Egypt in May, the newspaper Al Gomhouria reports. The Cairo daily says Fahmy told its political correspondent the visit will Montana hanging bill signed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Montana Governor Thomas Judge signed into law Monday a bill providing hanging for kidnap murders, and legislatures in two other states moved to reinstate death penalties. The United States Senate, meanwhile, is expected to take up a bill today to provide the death penalty in such federal crimes as espionage, treason and murder during a hijacking or kidnapping. Masked hijacker seized TOKYO (AP) A young masked hijacker took over a Japanese jumbo jet with 426 persons aboard today, but seven hours later police seized him at Naha airport on Okinawa. The hijacker, identified by police as an 18-year-old Japanese, had demanded million. 15 parachutes and mountain climbing Letter staffers Debate on speech unusually brief Finance Minister John Turner and Prime Minister Trudeau helped kick off the 1974 Easter Seal campaign Monday by purchasing the first sheets of seals from Billy Lynch this year's Billy, 11, of Belleville, Ont., has cerebral palsy. The two purchased their seals and then helped "Timmy" stuff Easter Seal envelopes for the mail campaign. The project officially starts March 14 and runs to Easter Sunday, Kissinger may be subpoenaed By SEYMOUR M. HERSH New York Times Service WASHINGTON Secretary of State Kissinger will be subpoenaed to testify for Charles W. Colson and John D. Ehrlichman in their trial on charges involving the break-in at the office of Dr. Daniel J. Ellsberg's former psychiatrist, sources close to the two men said. Attorneys for the former White House aides are known to be eager to demonstrate that the two defendants were motivated by what they believed to be a serious threat to national security when they participated in White House "plumbers" activities against Dr. Daniel Ellsberg in mid- 1971. Ehrlichman, formerly Nixon's chief adviser on domestic affairs, and Colson, formerly a special counsel to the president, are known to be ready to testify that Kissinger was instrumental in the White House decision to begin investigating Eilsberg after publication of the Pentagon papers. EDMONTON (CP) Throne speech debate in the Alberta legislature concluded late Monday after only two days and six speeches without any government cabinet minister speaking. The debate usually takes two weeks to complete- Veteran observers of the legislature said they could not remember a briefer throne speech debate. Bob Clark, Social Credit house leader, said outside the legislature few opposition members wanted to speak because the throne speech was too general. Mr. Clark, who called for the budget to be presented Wednesday night instead of March 22 as scheduled, said opposition members "have more of a chance to get information out to the public in budget debate." Government House Leader start some time between May 10 and 15. President Enwar Sadat invited Nixon to visit Egypt shortly after their two countries resumed full diplomatic relations Feb. 28. There has been no official response from Washington. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE Pteom 329-4722 1 equipment. Japan Air Line (JAL) officials said. He took over the plane, which carried a record number of persons for a hijack, on a domestic flight and allowed it to continue to its original destination of Nha for refuelling. Deaths By The CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO George Ernest McLagan, 45. operations manager for CFTO-TV and former television director for stations in Hamilton, Windsor, Detroit, and Montreal. HOUSE FOR SALE Immediate possession! Nice 3 .Bedroom Bungalow. Basement developed. Double side drive and carport Tool shed. Two blocks from Lakevtew School. Full price For appointment to view PHONE 327-1282 Beryl rips beef retailers OTTAWA (CP) Beryl Plumptre of the food prices review board charged Monday that retail beef sellers have not responded to a drop in wholesale costs by lowering prices. "Something is she told a Canadian Cattlemen's Association meeting. Normally, there was about a two-week lag before a drop in prices to farmers was felt in the supermarket. The current lag "is too slow." she said. Mrs. Plumptre said the board has been watching the beef-price situation closely and that it "hoped to contribute a useful study" on the subject. Beef prices to farmers have been dropping sharply in the last three weeks following heavy imports of American cattle. The beef market has been erratic since late last October when the Nixon administeration lifted a beef- price freeze. U.S. farmers and ranchers, who held back cattle during the freeze, suddenly flooded the market and the overflow spilled into Canada. Prices to domestic cattlemen, which climbed to record prices of more than 60 cents a pound, dropped accordingly to roughly 45 cents a pound. The government reacted to the increased imports by increasing tariffs on U.S. beef and cattle shipped into the country. But American cattlemen still found it profitable to export their animals. Lou Hyndman said the budget would not be pushed up. He said the opposition must have liked the throne speech "because they had so little to say about it." Mr. Clark criticized cabinet ministers who "chose not to report to the public." Mr. Hyndman, also speaking outside the legislature, said ministers would have ample opportunity to speak during budget debate. Throne speech debate began Friday, second day of the spring session, with two Progressive Conservative government backbenchers speaking Mr. Clark opened debate Monday, knocking the government's failure to handle "people problems" while being preoccupied with energy matters. He was followed by Social Credit back-bencher Charlie Drain (Pincher Gordon Stromberg and Dave King (PC Edmonton Each spoke for about 10 minutes. After the two government back-benchers finished speaking, no one on either side of the 75-seat chamber stood up to speak. Debate concluded when the lieutenant governor, on a voice vote, was thanked for delivering the throne speech, in effect acceptance of the speech. The Social Credit opposition, which has 24 seats, did not move a non-confidence motion. NDP Leader Grant Notley did not speak during the debate. If the budget isn't moved up from March 22, "what will we do until Mr. Clark asked. Mr. Hyndman said second reading would begin on the 19 bills, many of them minor house keeping measures, introduced Monday. And more will be given first reading soon, he added. The budget will not be ready for presentation before March 22 because finishing touches have to be put on some of the tables in the lengthy document. Mr. Hyndman said. The abbreviated throne speech debate will probably mean that the session won't last as long as the 12 weeks originally predicted, the house leader said. Clark calls for increased protection for consumers Milvaiirs wife dies MANILA, Philippines (CP) Edwina Milvain, wife of Alberta Supreme Court Trial Division Chief Justice J. V. H. Milvain. died Saturday after a long illness. She was 66. Mrs. Milvain died while undergoing medical treatment at the Makati Medical Centre near Manila. Albert's Men's Apparel 331-5th Strwt South WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY WEDNESDAY Merer) 13th MnKNUUTHMOFOUII STOCK LIQUIDATION SALE SM tor DttaiM No regrets about 30 years in jungle TOKYO (AP) Another straggler from Japan's Imperial Army came home from the Second World War today and'said he doesn't regret holding out in a Philippine jungle for nearly 30, years. "I knew the war was ended only when Maj. Taniguchi gave me the ceasefire order last Lieut. Hiroo Onoda said at a news conference after flying home from Manila. "I do not regret the past 30 years in the jungle." "I do not care now about the result of he said, adding that he was happy Japan has grown into "such a magnificent country." The 52-year-old intelligence officer, flushed'out by an expedition including- his older brother and Yoshimi Taniguchi, his former commanding officer, said his mission was "to continue guerrilla warfare and to collect intelligence." 'That was all I thought about during those 30 he said. "I am satisfied and happy that I could absorb myself in one duty." He had two companions in the jungle, Pte. Kinshichi Kozuka and Cpl. Shoichi Shimada. But Shimada was killed in 1954 and Kozuka last year in clashes with Philippine army patrols. About people, many of them young, waved Japanese flags at Tokyo International Airport as Onoda arrived. Hearst plans revision of giveaway program HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) Newspaper executive Randolph Hearst says he will attempt to respond, to the letter, to demands made by the kidnappers of his daughter. He pledged Monday to do we can" to meet the Symbionese Liberation Army's SLA demand for the distribution of worth of quality food for every needy resident of the San Francisco Bay area. And he said he will try to arrange a televised news conference for two imprisoned SLA members as demanded by the terrorist group which kidnapped Patricia Hearst. 20. on Feb. 4. Hearst admitted that his initial plan for a long-term food giveaway with which he hoped to gain negotiations for his daughter's release was a mistake. The abductors said in their latest taped communique Saturday that Hearst's People In Need giveaway program was handing out "hog feed." They also warned there would be no further communications from Miss Hearst until Joseph Remiro. 27. and Russell Little. 24. appear on a televised news conference. Today's scheduled sixth food distribution was cancelled and Hearst ordered a major overhaul of the million giveaway program. EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta throne speech contained little for the average person, Bob Clark, Social Credit house leader, said Monday. He emphasized what he termed the government's failure to do something about the lack of reasonably priced housing for young families and low-income families. Many of the social problems, such as juvenile deliquency and marriage breakdown are directly attributable to the lack of housing for the young and the poor, he said in the legislature during the throne speech debate. Mr. Clark said he would like the provincial government to give more money to municipalities to enable them to service more lots as a step towards easing the housing shortage. As an alternative, the government could invite proposals from private industry to develop these services, he said. Other means might be an adjustment of interest rates to suit families' capacities to pay for them. Monthly payments could be staggered, keeping them low when incomes are low and raising them as incomes increase. "The provincial government should also urge the federal government to remove the federal sales tax on building materials." Mr. Clark said. "Interest payments on mortgages should be deductible from both federal and provincial income taxes." The opposition house leader also wanted to see the government move faster to protect home buyers against unethical builders. "First, there wasn't the necessary legislation. Now the government says it is lacking the necessary regulations. The consumer affairs department should hurry. Its minister should burn the midnight Mr. Clark sam the government approach to consumer protection has been only lukewarm. "If he (Consumers Affairs Minister Bob Dowling) weren't so congenial, we might have seen more about consumer protection in the throne he said. The opposition house leader also said the government tends towards secrecy. He said his own office has tried to obtain some information about the growth of the civil service from the bureau of statistics. Initially, officials were helpful, he said, then they informed Mr. Clark's office that they had received a directive from Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely that no such information was 'to go out without his express approval, he added. Mr. Clark also urged the government not to go ahead with the Alberta Energy Co. and the Alberta Resources Growth Co. Not only will the future of the government become tied up with the fortunes of these companies, but preferential treatment for the government companies becomes a distinct possibility, he said. Mr. Clark said he would rather see the government assist individuals to become shareholders in companies doing business in Alberta. Lalqnde 'didn't set MD ratio' By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Health and Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde denied any responsibility in the Commons Monday for setting a ratio of doctors to patients of 600 to one in Canada. "I did not express the wish that the ratio be 600 to one. I said the experts set the objec- tive of 600 to one. They think it is a reasonable objective. It is a matter still under discussion with the provinces." said the minister. S.J. Korchinski (P.C.-Mack- enziel asV d the minister why he had expressed the hope that the ratio of doctors to patients be 600 to one. V.t. Korchinski said the throne speech made no reference to the number of doctors there should be in Canada. 6Hush' money accusations rebutted By LESLEY OELSNER New York Times Service WASHINGTON President Nixon's chief lawyer defended him Monday against suggestions that he violated the law when he failed to report to federal prosecutors, as soon as he found out that "hush" money had been paid to the Watergate burglars. "The president is the chief law enforcement officer in the the lawyer, James D. St. Clair, said in an interview. The president's legal obligation when informed of a crime is simply "to see" that the judicial process is set in motion and carried out, St. Clair said. And the president did this in the case of the hush money payments, St. Clair said, citing as proof the fact that seven men were indicted 10 days ago on charges of conspiring in Oie Watergate cover-ap. The suggestions of improper behavior on the part of the president were raised last week when Nixon stated in his news conference that he had been told last March 21 that payments were made to the original Watergate defendants :for the purpose of keeping them quiet. Federal law requires that knowledge of the commission of a felony be reported to appropriate authorities: violation of that law is an offense known as "misprision." The day after the news conference, the White House press office declined to answer questions regarding whether Nixon may have violated the law. In the interview today, St. Oair conceded that whether Nixon "should have" reported the information immediately is a question on which people differ But because of the president's role as chief law enforcement officer, he continued, "whether it's misprision or not doesn't make much sense as a legal question." St. Clair also said in the interview that he does not believe that the house of representatives will vote to impeach the president. Asked about the controversy surrounding the president's lax returns, the lawyer said that the subject of taxes "involves the president personally" and was not part of his task as chief of the president's legal team on Watergate affairs. ;