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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta U.S. senators keep counsel on Nixon Watergate transcript By CLIFTON DANIEL New York Tlmn Service WASHINGTON Will it hurt him or help That was the primary question being asked in Washington today about President Nixon's release of more than pages of transcripts of Watergate conversations. Tne who had been urging him for many months to felt that the torrential outpouring of evidence could only help in the fight against impeachment. Nixon's special Watergate James D St was one of those But like other advisers of the said have to read this thing virtually in its and it was about a quarter of a million words long. the said Ken W the White House director of the entire document has been digested and the members of Congress and the new media will come to the same conclusion we do the president's verbal thoughts in the end he acted the White House was getting a mixed reaction to the publication of the transcripts. Some of the president's supporters were exulting- out of the Others were this is terrible One White House staff member surmised that the news having time to digest so a went through it hastily not picked out the most sensational items. He heard that some members of the house judiciary who got their copies earlier than the were doing the same making copies of juicy items for their colleagues Rep. John Brademas of whose job as deputy Democratic leader of the house keeps him in constant contact with the I would say Mr. Nixon has been hurt by Republicans were hurrying to the floor of the house to praise the president after he announced his intention to release transcripts'. said the majority Thomas P. O'Neill of one man took the said another we will impeach the president in the last week of June instead of the first week of house leaders are expecting a vote on impeachment towards the end of What shocked members of congress at least those who were willing to appear shocked was not merely the evidence in the transcripts that the president had taken part in about hushing up and covering up the Watergate affair. They also professed to be scandalized by the private man revealed to the president who used coarse language and ran down his own associates. think he has hurt a lot of said'a prominent Washington lawyer. it is not an impeachable offense to as Nixon that Patrick who was temporarily director of the Federal Bureau of very The ultimate question about the which were supplied to the judiciary committee and the was whether they provided evidence to support impeachment in the house and conviction in the senate. In the legal argument thai accompanied the St. Clair said they proved the president had no prior knowledge of the break-in the Watergate headquarters of the Democratic National and that he had no knowledge of any cover-Up prior to March all of the thousands of words even though they often are unclear and not once does it appear that the President of the United States was engaged in a criminal plot to obstruct the argument said. Whether they had a persuasive effect on those 34 senators Nixon must have on his side to avoid conviction was not easy to learn. who see themselves as the president's were keeping their counsel. The Lethbridae Herald VOL. LXVII 118 MAY 1974 10 Cents 32 PaftUS Coleman dust to settle By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Coleman Collieries has agreed to make major changes in its operations to control dust Bill minister of the said Wednesday. Residents of the Town of Coleman should see their first relief from a blanket of dust by the end of June. The blanket exceeds provincial standards by up to ten-fold The collieries has been ordered to install a sprinkler system or. its raw stockpiles and at the working area of the clean coal stockpile on or before June 30. By July it must pave access roads to berms around the stockpiles and cleaning plant Roads from the highway to the scalehouse to the rejeci disposal area must also be paved By Got 1 il must control dust emissions from the cleaning plant to a level not .20 pounds per pounds of effluent In company has agreed to replace a bulldozer with a rubber-tired vehicle1. The dozer stirs up coal dust as it wgrks on Uic tt has also agreed to keep piles at lowest level possible. To further reduce the dust the province has a i e e d lo oon struct windbreaks around coal- cleaning platu. It has hired a consultant to recommend the best typo of breaks. company- has recognized its responsibilities a good eoiporate citizen in the Mr Yurko said in an interview. ''If has given every indication it will perform according to the requirements That soggy feeling WALTER KERBER. RICK ERVIN photos Firefighter Don Carpenter empties water from his boot during mop-up operations at the scene of a fire that gutted Cathie's 325 5th St. damaged a pool hall above the drapery shop and caused smoke damage to adjoining reported about apparently started in the basement although the cause is unknown. Forty- one firemen were called out to fight the stubborn and several men were still at the scene late thia morning. William Poon is the owner of the building. Two firefighters were taken lo St. Michael's Hospital suffering from smoke Chris Vanderlee was treated and released and returned to the of the fire. Walter Glover was released later this morning. U.S. agriculture boss wants DES back in use By RtC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer GREAT FALLS. Mont. Diethylstilbestrol a livestock growth stimulant. should be brought back into full use in North America for the economic good of both producers and consumers. says Earl United Slates secretary of agriculture DES was banned from livestock use in the U.S. and Canada in 1973 after researchers linked its use to cancer in mice. Early in 1974 an appeal court overruled the ban in the U S. 'Spy' lecturer linked with Mafia and IRA LONDON Security services are investigating the strange case of a young university lecturer reported to have been caught in a three-way tangle between the the Irish Republican Army and the British secret service. Nothing has been seen of Howard since a tough-looking stranger with a London accent called at his Oxford home April 19. Marks then was free on bail waiting trial with four other men and a woman on charges of smuggling drugs to the United States. His Rosemary he disap- peared I thought it was because the American end of the drug smuggling ring wanted him out of the way so he could not imolicate A report in The London Daily which first broke the says the drug ring has Mafia connections. The Mirror says when arrested in Amsterdam last hinted to customs men that he was acting as an informant for an agent of the British secret service. The story says that the agent was subsequently identified as genuine. The Mirror says Marks also supplied the secre' service with information about IRA guerrillas information gleaned from his travels Dublin and Belfast British police declined to comment on the story except to confirm that Marks is still being sought for jumping bail. The London Evening news quotes a friend of Marks as saving he now is in Ireland. Canada then instituted a ban on all U S cattle destined for feedlots or slaughter houses in Canada unless accompanied by a U S government certificate that they were free of DES Because the U.S. couldn't comply with the request for the Canadian ban effectively stopped the importation of U.S. cattle and sheep. But when medical advisers told Dr. But7 there was no recorded incidence of human harm due to animals fed he questioned the ban. Additional reports on Pages 10 and 17. FDA seeks hearing WASHINGTON The United States Food and Drug Administration has taken the first step toward re-imposing its ban on a steer-fattening use of which has closed the Canadian border to U.S herds valued at more than million a year. An FDA spokesman said Wednesday his department has taken the first procedural step in the complicated process leading toward hearings on the issue. Inside Classified........22-26 Comics........s District.......19 Family....... 20-21 Local Sports 12-14 Theatres... 7 Weather............3 Youth........28 LOW TONIGHT 35- HIGH FRI. WIND 'You never take me Air controllers vote on offer QUEBEC The treasury board has made a final contract offer to the members of the Canadian Air Traffic Control federal mediator Stanley Harttsaid Wednesday Mr Hartt said the offer was made Wednesday evening to the national council of the which is recommending membership acceptance. A vote by air traffic con- trollers across the country was to begin he and results were expected to be made known at midnight Sunday the strike deadline set by members Mr. Hartt termed the offer more generous than I thought it would be i Son fend hoard About town City police Insp. Max Coupland wondering if Father Prank McCartey'i pneumonia resulted from streaking Leonard Iiaacson warning his Sunday school class if they didn't pay their exorcist they'd be repossessed. NDP rejection sets the stage By PETER LLOYD OTTAWA Proposed legislation against corporate profiteering was thrown back in the government's face Wednesday by New Democrat Leader David Lewis who called the bill a Mr. Lewis told the Commons his party will not support the which most observers saw as an attempt by the minority Liberals to gain continued NDP support. He said the bill would not guarantee protection against greedy companies and warned that kind of last-minute thing becomes less acceptable each time it A party spokesman said the rejection can be viewed as prior to presentation next Monday of the 1974-75 budget. The NL-P has said it will vote against the budget unless specific demands are a move that li'iely will topple the government and lead to a July general election. weren't going to buy a a death-bed repentance just before Llie axe is about to Mr. Lewis told reporters But he still was prepared to wait and see- what the budget contains before hazarding any pi edk'tiotis about the govern- ment's other MPs saw the NDP stand as a sure harbinger of an imminent elect ion James McGrath John's said the Progres- sive Conservatives will not support the bill without major amendments and told re- porters the chance for further action on the legislation seems slight. stage is set now. There'll be an election called Lumsden residents go home By STEVE KRUEGER Sask. Residents of this community of about nestled in the Qu'Appellc Valley IB miles north of Regina began returning to their homes today. 12 days after they were evacuated in the face of the rising Qu'Appelle River. Mayor Bill Johnson lifted the evacuation order at 8 a.m. but warned parents to keep an eye on children who might play on or near the 20-foot- high earthen dikes built to protect the town from record river flows. About 85 per cent of the town's homes were evacuated when the river began to near the top of existing dikes. After the flood fighters built a massive wall around the .town and succeeded in keeping the river from entering most homes. Only one home was flooded. The Qu'Appelle River has dropped about four feet from its crest one week ago. The James Street bridge is jammed with including and parts of crushed car bodies that were dumped over the side of the dikes at the height of the crisis to halt erosion. next week. After hearing Lewis I'm getting my own election headquarters In the wake of rejection by both major opposition the government was not ex- pected to continue much further on debate of the bill. A government spokesman said it will continue but of the opposition parties requested we go on to Canada Pension Plan legislation so we'll do Mr. Lewis and Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield said they would consider it a loss of confidence if the government lost a vote on the bill. Mr. Lewis said he expects Government House Leader Allan MacEachen to stop the debate before a vote. In the the NDP leader said statements by Prime Minister Trudeau and Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray indicate the government is not serious about the bill do not intend to take a piece of legislation that plays a hoax on the Canadian The NDP decision was made despite repeated demands by the party for action against excess profits. think the government hoped to grab our support for what appeared to be an anti- profiteering Mr. Lewis told reporters. West re-examines alien landlords By THE CANADIAN PRESS The ownership of Canadian land by aliens is being re-exam- ined in three western but spokesmen for some provincial governments say federal laws hamper their power to restrict it. Premier Dave Barrett of British Columbia told the legisla- ture Monday thai despite a loophole in the federal Citizenship Act allowing aliens to buy land in his government will some lo curb foreign investment in B.C real estate. In a government bill to restrict non-resident ownership of farmland was approved in principle last week and sent into elause-by-clause examination farmers who live within 20 miles of the province's borders will be allowed to sell land to certain Americans if Ca- nadian buyers cannot be found. Dr V. A chairman of an Alberta committee studying the question of foreign said there are doubts whether restricting land sales is Mr. whose committee will hold public hearings in said an outright ban would hit. at thousands of U.S. citizens living m Canada and invite retaliation by the U S government. In British Premier Barrett said legislation there will distinguish between foreign investment in real estate speculation and industrial development which lie said builds the economy and will continue to be welcome. Nixon granted six more days WASHINGTON President Nixon's lawyers have been given six more days in a move to avoid turning over any more White House tapes and documents relating to the Watergate political espionage scandal. U.S. District Judge John Si- rica set a hearing for Wednes- May on White House arguments that Nixon should not have to comply with a sweeping subpoena from the special Watergate prosecutor which had been due today. Sirica gave the prosecutor's office and lawyers for seven defendants in the Watergate cover-up trial until 2 p.m. next Monday to file answers to a White House motion that the subpoena for materials covering 64 presidential conversations be quashed. A hearing on all the motions was set for May 8. The White House said the tapes and supporting documents sought contain confidential communications to the president and can be denied on grounds of executive privilege. James St. Nixon's chief Watergate- impeachment said before filing the motion that the White House already has given up all that Watergate investigators need to finish their business. The committee voted 20 to 18 Wednesday night to inform the president that the materials he supplied did not comply with its subpoena for tapes. Story Page Report near on tape gap WASHINGTON Two members of a committee of experts who have been studying the cause of an 18V4- minute gap in a crucial White House Watergate tape will present their report Saturday to U.S. District Judge John Sirica. The announcing this said the meeting will be in his chambers and that the long-awaited report not be made public at that ;