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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridae Herald VOL. LXVII 86 LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1974 10 Cents 24 Pages Grits should pass vote test OTTAWA days of debate on Conservative motions will culminate Tuesday night in yet another vote test of confidence for the minority Uberal government. However, indications are that the New Democrats, effective balance of power in the Commons, will wait at least until a new budget is presented before voting aga.inst the Trudeau administration. The Conservatives have two motions scheduled for today and Tuesday. Today's, aimed at reviewing urban affairs policies, will not come to a vote. The non-confidence vote, set for late Tuesday night, likely will be based on inflation or a related subject. It is only one of three votes possible Tuesday. The government's 1973-74 supplementary spending estimates have to be approved and there could be more than one vote on these. The government tabled supplementary estimates of SI.119 billion march 7. They may be broken into sections for interim votes as the House considers approval of an extra million in old age security and family allowance payments, million for petroleum product subsidies and other appropriations. The supplementary estimates brought the 1973-74 total figure to billion in budgetary expenditures and million in loans, investments and advances. they were tabled a week after the billion main estimates for Sie 1974-75 fiscal year, The current year ends next Sunday, March 31. 'A vote also is scheduled night os'33.1 billion for interim supply. Tlus if necessary because the 1974-75 estimates, currently before the Commons .miscellaneous estimates committee for detailed study, are not expected to be approved until June. The interim funding will enable the government to Continue its spending programs until the main estimates get Parliament's approval. Wednesday, the, House resumes second reading of a bill that amends the Combines Investigations Act and: the Bank Act. Commonly known as the competition bill, this is aimed at protecting consumers and small businesses against unfair pricing and advertising practices. The bill would forbid misleading advertising and give consumers new protection on guarantees and warranties. A variety of pricing and selling techniques, including pyramid selling and referral selling, would be banned or restricted. Lougheed returns to Ottawa for eleventh hour oil talks OTTAWA (CP) Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed met Prime Minister Trudeau today for what the premier called "private talks" over lunch. 'Going into the meeting, Mr. Lougheed said the meeting has no formal agenda, but "we're going to be talking about oil pricing and related'matters." The Ottawa-Alberta meeting was a prelude to talks Wednesday with the 10 premiers. Soviet hopeful over Gary Frecka, 12, 637-22nd St N. sits beside his favorite fish- ing spot on Henderson Lake and ponders the world situation, the up-coming 10-day Easter school break and why the fish aren't biting. The last problem will be solved partially this June when Jury's secret report clearing final hurdle Gone fishing BILL GROENEN photo provincial fish and wildlife officials dump three-inch year- ling Rainbow trout into Henderson Lake in the annual restocking program. ft Councillor denies conflict A Lethbridge County councillor Saturday said he was not in a conflict of interest situation when he voted to cancel a tax bill assessed against his property. Conn. John Murray told The Herald the taxes were assessed against him by mistake and he was only voting to correct the situation. "It had nothing to do with me it was just an error." he said. At Thursday's regular county council meeting. Coun. Murray voted on a motion, passed without opposition, cancelling three separate tax bills totalling about one of which was assessed against him. County Manager Bob Grant said Saturday the tax bill had been charged against Councillor Murray by mistake. It involved a parcel of land subdivided several years ago Since the taxes were assessed, the land involved has changed hands several times. Mr. Grant said he doubts if Councillor Murray was in conflict of interest when voting on the motion. WASHINGTON (CP) A secret grand jury report on President Nixon's role during the Watergate cover-up is expected to be turned over to the House of Representatives impeachment committee today. The way to handing over the report-together with a briefcase of documents was cleared Sunday night when lawyers for two defendants in the cover-up decided not to challenge it further. Judge John Sirica's order that the House judiciary committee should receive the report was upheld by an appeals court last week. The appeals court said today the material will be delivered to the House committee at Tuesday if no Supreme Court review is sought. Lawyers for former presidential aides H. R. Haldeman. John Ehrlichman and Gordon Strachan were given until 2 p.m. MST today to take their appeal to the Supreme Court. Lawyers for Strachan and Ehrlichman said they will not try to block handing over of the report. "We've just decided that we've stated our objections John Wilson, lawyer for Haldeman, declined to comment on the decision not to appeal. Haldeman and Strachan were among seven persons indicted March 1 in connection with the Watergate cover-up. President Nixon had not opposed delivery of the report to the House Committee. The White House is facing demands on two fronts for No leads in Hearst case SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Patricia Hearst kidnapping case enters its eighth week today as organizers of a massive food giveaway prepare to hand out groceries to meet conditions demanded by abductors of the newspaper heiress. Organizers of the People In Need program were unable to say Sunday when the food distribution would resume-Program spokesman Lee Ross said Saturday: "It shouldn't be anv later than Tuesday." The FBI reported Sunday no and our warnings as forcefully new developments in the case as we can and the government which special agent Charles has decided to take the risk." said John Bray who represents Strachan. Bates has called the first political kidnapping in the United States. tapes and documents to assist investigations of adminstration scandals. The judiciary committee is demanding 42'tapes it says it needs in its inquiries. The White House reaffirmed its tough stand against the request during the weekend when press spokesman Ronald Ziegler said the committee has to be specific as to what information it wants and why. "Logically, the committee can only be specific after it assesses the massive amount of material already provided." Ziegler said. Observers said the uncompromising statement of the White House position may lead to a clash with the committee which both sides had seemed to be trying to avoid. Nixon's refusal to accede to the committee's demand he has said it would give the committee a- "fishing licence" to go through confidential White House documents has cost him support. Meanwhile, at the request of the White House, special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski gave the president five more days to respond to a subpoena demanding additional Watergate evidence. The evidence sought is believed to bear on campaign contributions. Classified.......20-23 Comics........... 18 Comment___ 4 15 Family........ 15, Local News___ 13, 14 Markets........ 19 Sports...........8-11 Theatres___ 7 6 Weather.......... 3 LOW TONIGHT 10; HIGH TUBS., 40; CLOUDY. 'I know ihM Kissinger was on our Skinny-dip at pool costs guard his job CRANBROOK. B.C. (CP) He said the group merely Allowing a private party of played water sports while he young adults to skinny-dip in a watched from the pool deck municipal pool has. cost clad in his bathing suit lifeguard Dan Millar his job. The confrontation occurred between Millar. 22, and the recreation department after 15 men and five women swam in the buff for an hour. The group had rented the pool for "They were just having a good said Millar. "There were no immoral overtones. I don't think there was anything wrong with it even though it was on municipal property. He said he locked the doors _ to the pool after the public left 'and turned the lights down low. "It was a private function." he said. "There was no one in the building but them. Recreation Director Peter Fanning took a different view, however. "Swimming in the n'ide is not a proper attire for swimming in a municipal he said. pact MOSCOW (AP) United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger today opened talks with Leonid Brezhnev, and the Communist party chief said he is optimistic about, prospects for another Soviet-U.S. agreement to limit nuclear arms. Kissinger hopes during his three days of talks in the Kremlin to set the stage of a new nuclear weapons treaty President Nixon could sign op a visit to Moscow next summer. Asked by reporters whether he expects to A T ff reach another arms StCLjl agreement with Nixon then, Brezhnev replied: "I take an optimistic view of that. We have made a very good beginning on that process." He said relations between the two superpowers "are good" but "there is much work to do at this time." Asked to characterize the situation with regard to East- West detente, he .said the European security conference in Geneva is "dragging its feet a little" because "the opponents of detente are introducing petty matters that have no bearing on detente." Although he was speaking of the Geneva conference, it was assumed that he was referring to the Soviet government's problems with the tLS. Congress over trade and Jew- ish emigration as weU as to the Western demand at the security conference for freer flow of peoples and ideas. The principal question-the U.S. state the Soviet Communist party chief faced was how to work out a. deal limiting development of missiles carrying multiple warheads groundwork was laid in early February when Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko visited Washington, and in talks with the Soviet Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Dobrynin, who accompanied Kissinger from Washington and worked with him aboard the secretary's air force jet. Dobrynin at one point in the flight assured reporters he had high hopes for a breakthrough. Senior U.S. officials were more guarded, but they encouraged speculation that Kissinger's trip would be a success. Kissinger's .second major topic in Moscow is the Middle East. Kissinger hopes to get the Russians to influence the Syrian government to accept a disengagement agreement with Israel providing for an initial Israeli withdrawal considerably short of'Syria's long-range goal-return of all of the Golan Heights territory Israel captured during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. A Syrian-Israeli disengagement agreement is necessary for resumption of the Arab-Israeli peace talks in Geneva, and there Syria and the other Arab states could press their demands under the watchful eye of the Soviet Union, the co-chairman of the talks. eyes more job action EDMONTON (CP) Alberta Liquor Control Board employees Sunday voted to continue job actions to back- up demands for reopened contract negotiations, despite an ALCB warning the employees will DP subject to court action if the incidents continue. Peter Elliott, ALCB chairman, told warehouse and retail store employees last week the walk-outs staged by the CSA constitute a breach of contract. The employees staged several job actions last month to attend "study sessions." Talks between the association and the ALCB begun after the last round of job actions broke down late last week. CSA President Bill Broad said the talks were abandoned because the ALCB wasn't prepared to hold meaningful discussions. Mr. Broad would not say when or where the next job actions would take place but indicated the CSA is prepared to face possible legal action by the ALCB FORM ASSOCIATION RED DEER (CP) The Mobile Home.Owners of Alberta, an association designed to give mobile home owners in the province one voice in making presentations to municipal, provincial and federal governments, was formally formed meeting Sunday. "We want to be prepared to meet with any and all Marilyn Dodds of Edmonton said after being elected vice-president. Discussions at the meeting centred on the lack of park or sub-division facilities for mobile home sites, landlord tenant relationships, taxation, and financing and insurance costs. Dave Toombs of Calgary was elected president of the new organization. Nine persons injured in riot at carnival Amin snuffs out army uprising in Uganda V A %ffn K V ft __ s a KAMPALA