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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March 10, 1974 THE LETHIRIDQE HERALD 3 Nixon vows he won't resign CHICAGO (AP) President Nixon vowed Friday he will not resign because "I will not be a party to the destruction of the presidency of the United States." He again declared he is not guilty of any wrongdoing in the Watergate political espionage scandal. In a televised meeting with U.S. business executives, Nixon also issued a stern lecture to European leaders and a warning that "the day of the one way street is gone" in the Atlantic alliance. Nixon said he will not meet with the European heads of government until "they are willing to co-operate on the economic and political front." And he warned that Congress will be inclined to cut U.S. forces in Europe if an understanding is not reached soon on economic matters. His statements virtually ruled out a presidential trip to Europe next month for the signing of a new military agreement on the 25th anniversary of NATO. ANSWERS QUESTIONS Answering questions during the hour-long session, Nixon also. Arabs not to at- tach conditions to lifting of th6 oil embargo against the U.S. because this would slow U.S. peace efforts in the Middle East; he would not grant House of Representatives investigators of his possible impeachment a "fishing licence" to paw through confidential White House files; called for the House judiciary committee to follow the constitution in de- fining an impeachable offence and again urged prompt resolution of impeachment moves, that the back of the U.S. energy crisis has been broken, and inflation, although still troublesome, would ease this year; the immigration of Soviet Jews has increased sharply as U.S.-Soviet relations have improved and said it is "much better to have your voice heard inside the Kremlin because those walls are mighty thick." The session with members of the Chicago Executives' Club was Nixon's first public appearance in a northern city since last summer and was the first in a new campaign intended to restore confidence in his Watergate-shaken administration. DEMONSTRATORS GATHER More than anti-Nixon and pro-Nixon demonstrators mingled outside. Shouts of "Jail to the Chief" and "Throw the Bum Out" clashed with chants "God loves America, God Loves Nixon." Earlier, members of the Il- linois Impeach Nixon Com- mittee marched in the rain to the federal building with peti- tions, reported bearing more than 50.000 signatures calling for the president's ouster Inside the ballroom, Nixon said that "from a personal standpoint, resignation is an easy and "might satisfy some of my good, friendly partisans who would rather not have the problem of Watergate bothering them." But "resignation of this president on charges of which he is not guilty, resignation simply because he happened to be low in the polls, would forever change our form of government Fears raised port strike could cripple economy GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge......30 26 Medicine Hat 20 14 Pmcher Creek... 27 18 .01 Edmonton 10 7 Grande Prairie 17 14 Banff........... 35 27 Calgary 18 11 .01 Victoria 50 46 1.43 Prince Rupert 43 37 .49 Penticton....... 44 40 13 Kamloops.....41 37 .13 Vancouver 50 46 1.43 Saskatoon.......12-10 Regma .......20 -9 Winnipeg 26 10 .04 Toronto......... 38 .08 Ottawa 33 22 Montreal 35 26 FORECAST Lethbridge Today, cloudy periods with winds west and gusty near the mountains Becoming gusty over the remainder of the regions this evening. Highs near 40. Tomorrow, cloudy periods and a little cooler. Lows near 20. Highs near 35 Medicine Hat Today, cloudy with a few sunny periods this afternoon. Highs 30 to 35 Tomorrow cloudy periods. Lows 15 to 20 Highs 30 to 35. Calgary Today, mainly cloudy with fog patches this morning with frequent sunny periods this afternoon. Highs near 35. Tomorrow cloudy and a little cooler. Lows near 10. Highs 25 to 30. Columbia Kootenay Region Today, cloudy with periods of snow and rain Tonight mostly cloudy. A few periods of snow only. Sunday cloudy with a few sunny periods. Highs both days 40 to 45 in the Kootenays 35 to 40 in the Columbia. Overnight lows near 30 in the Kootenays and mid-twenties in the Columbia. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness today and Sunday with widely scattered snow showers mostly mountains. Warmer today and northeast Sunday. Gusty southwest surface winds along the east slopes Sunday Highs today 45 to 55 west and south 25 to 35 northeast. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Sunday mostly 50s. West of Continental Divide Scattered rain or snow showers mostly mountains today thru Sunday. Highs both days 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 to 35 STOCK CHUTES REGULAR OR AUTOMATIC HEAD GATE Stock Corral Gates, and Fence Potto are also available at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutto Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 9 a.m. March Highway 3 east, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat is generally bare with occasional slippery sections. There are light drifts near Medicine Hat. Highway 3 West Lelhbndge to Fort Macleod and the B.C. boundary, is mainly bare with occasional light drifting and slippery sections through the Crowsnest Pass. Highway 4. Lethbridge to Coutts. and Highway 5. Lethbridge to Cardston and Waterton, and Highway 6. Pmcher Creek to Waterton, arc all bare and dry. Highway 2 North. Fort Macleod to Calgarj and Edmonton, is mainly bare with occasional slippery section? Highway 2 South, For! Macieod to Cardston and Carway. is generally bare with occasional icy sections Highway 23. Jet Highway 3 to Vulcan and High River is bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Highway 1. Trans-Canada East. Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current is mostly bare with light snow covering, with occasional icy and slippery sections on the shoulders. Highway I West Calgary to Banff. Rogers Pass, and Revelstoke. Calgary to Banff is mostly bare, with occasional slippery sections in the passing lanes. Banff to Golden is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke has five inches of new snow wilh slippery sections Plowing and is in progress. Banff Radium Highway has two inches of new snow wjlh plowing and sanding in progress Banff-Jasper Highway has light snowfall with occasional slippery sections and plowing and sanding is in progress Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time opening and closing tirms Carwav 8am to 5 p m Chief Mountain closed. Coutts open 24 hours Del Bonita S a.m to 5 p m., Kingsgate open 24 hours, Portliill-RylcertK 7 a m. o. 'il 11 p.m Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p m.. Rooseville 7am Jo 11 p m Logan Pass. Customs hows moved one fcw earlier Jan. 6 when Montana went on daylight MONTREAL (CP) A spokesman for the Canadian Lake Carriers Association (CLCA) said Friday a strike launched earlier in the day by the Seafarers' International Union of Canada (SIU) may deal a "crippling blow" to the national economy. Hubert Benoit, CLCA general manager, said the planned opening of the navigation season on March 25 has been jeopardized and most Canadian shipping on the St Lawrence River and the Great Lakes will be halted. He said this is a critical eco- nomic period for the movement of strategic commodities such as petroleum products and wheat Benoit warned the strike could have a "ripple effect" on the business community and would likely Homecoming Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker with his wife Olive were hon- ored by the borough of East York in Toronto Fri- day. It was the borough's A 50th anniversary and sort ArgUC of a homecoming for Mr. Diefenbaker who at- _ tended school in East for VLA 6X161181011 York from 1903 to 1910. Streaker pleads guilty CALGARY (CP) Peter Joe Knight pleaded guilty Friday in provincial court to charges of public nudity following a streaking incident here March 8. Knight, 21, and Robert Weilend, 21, both of Calgary were arrested in southwest Calgary while streaking with two other men. The other men evaded police and when found were partially clothed. They were not charged. Provincial Court Judge Jerry Cioni asked Knight if he had "anything to say about streaking. "I think that, in public, it is quite said Knight, "on campus, it is a different matter "I agree that it is a piece of pure said the judge. Knight was remanded to March 26 for sentencing while Weiland was remanded without plea to April 15. Rail fares increased MONTREAL (CP) Cana- dian National Railways an- nounced Friday its passenger fares will increase 15 per cent April 1 to offset higher fuel, labor and food costs. "There has been a steady in- crease in our operating the price of diesel fuel alone has increased 35 per cent since last year." said Y. H. Masse, general manager of CN's passenger sales and services. Commuter fares will not be affected. After April 1. most rail pas- sengers will be paying about five cents a mile for travel. Mr. Masse said. The new rates will average 6.5 cents a mile for travel up to 100 miles and decrease proportionately lor travel over longer distances. The maximum fare between Montreal and Halifax will be a 15 increase: between Montreal and Toronto a increase; and between Montreal and Vancouver a increase. OTs fares vary according lo Ihe seasons and days of tiie week. Mr Masse said: "The charge for private sleeping car accommodation will come closer to the cost of providing Ihe service, while the charge for rlut. car space wii' increase by He there would be no chance in the youth, famiK group and senior citizen travel discount plans OTTAWA (CP) Senator Hazen Argue wan) urged the government Friday to extend the March 31 Veterans Land Act (VLA) application deadline for a specific period In a public letter to Veterans Affairs Minister Daniel MacDonald, Senator Argue said veterans of the Second World War and the -Korean War "are getting on in years and obviously there will be fewer and fewer applications made." as long as there are veterans who wish to take advantage of the provisions of the act, it should continue to be available to them." He urged the government to extend the act and set a formal termination date. The 34-year-old law originally was passed to help veterans who wanted to farm or fish and to help all veterans build their own homes. Now it is being used to help Second World War veterans buy farms and homes for retirement. A total of 536 civil servants are employed to run the program. Mr. MacDonald is expected to make a decision within the next two weeks on whether to extend the deadline. EXAMINES OPTIONS Sources said Friday- the minister is looking at a number of options following a Commons confidence vote on the issue this week. Mr. MacDonald promised to reconsider the Marcn 31 dead- line in return for New Demo- cratic support to turn back a Conservative non-confidence motion. Sources say there are a number of ways the minister could extend the act. But they said he has not yet made up his mind how to act or even whether to extend the deadline. PRE-SEASON SAVINGS FROM CARRIER 1974 Model AH 1091 Lightweight, carry-home con- venience Install it yourself in minutes Decorator front with simulated wood grain control panel Thermostat operation Two cooling soeeds Flexible air flow control Ready-Mount installation kit Rtg. Carrier 1974 Model FJ2213 21.100 Blu's. 7.0 EER Decorator styled grille Two-speed push button cooling Exhaust feature Left-to-ngnt air flow control Even-Temp thermostai Weather-Armor cabinet resists rust corrosion Rapid-Mount installation kit SWENOWUKENEVER BEFORE! hit employees in other industries as well as con- sumers. Roman Gralewicz. SIU president, said the strike to back contract demands of the crew members involved would halt 90 per cent of Canadian shipping on the Great Lakes. He said American or foreign shipping would not be affected. The CLCA represents 16 shipping firms which together operate 145 vessels. The largest company is Canada Steamship Lines Ltd. A spokesman for the CLCA said more than two-thirds of all cargo transported through the international seaway moves in Canadian vessels and the bulk of these are CLCA-owned. Mr. Gralewicz ordered a "couple of hundred" SIU men off the job Friday, and told the rest not to show up for the April 1 "fitting-out day" which heralds the new season. He said the union would pay their transportation costs home "to Newfoundland or wherever" since a long strike is expected. He announced the strike decision at a news conference following the collapse of mediation talks between the SIU and CLCA. Roland Doucet, the federal labor department's chief con- ciliator in Quebec, said after .the strike began that the two sides are "very far there's no two ways about that" He had advised the parties to end the talks until one was prepared to alter its position Mr. Gralewicz said his sailors are demanding 15-per- cent wage increases- in each year of a two-year contract for working as deckhands, oilers, wheelsmen and seamen. MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information Phone 327-7990 i Open Saturday DON'T LOSE YOUR SHIRT ON YOUR INCOME Preparing your own tax return isn't exactly a bar- rel of laughs. But, it can be easy. Simply see H R COMPLETE BLOCK, The Income Tax RETURNS People. Then you con be certain you've received every possible deduction And that's the naked truth. 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