Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
'Good guy' Republicans find transcript blow to Identity New York Times Service WASHINGTON Politicians in both parties here say they see a deepening crisis for the Republicans in President Nixon's transcripts of Watergate-related conversations. The Republicans' as the politicians see is more the tone than the technicalities of what went on in the White and campaign veterans are raising questions about the party's future. For several days Washington has been too busy reading the transcripts to react to them. politicians as they get deeper into the more than pages of Nixon's intimate conversations with his the picture of the president's outlook begins.to outweigh even the question of whether he did anything wrong. Sen. Robert a Republican running for re-election in commented halfway through the edited White House record that he found Nixon's view of government no reference throughout the whole said what is good for the American people. There are not even any token cliches about what is good for the In his first test Tuesday Nixon won the partisan split he sought in the house judiciary president for White til VI 1C- JU committee on the question of citing the pr for non-compliance with the subpoena foi House tapes. Many politicians here also feel Nixon is still benefitting from his televised address to the nation last Monday. There were other that the White House appeal that the Republican party show the president for was being rejected. Elliot who held three cabinet posts with'the Nixon called the appeal prescription for suicide on the part of most congressional Sen. Robert once among the administration's fiercest was asked this week if he would want Kansas during his re-election campaign. he him fly over For months the practical dilemma facing Republicans in elections this year has been how .to keep their hold on party workers and for the most part loyal to the and at the same time win a popular majority in an in national disapproves of president by a margin of roughly 3-to-l. Release of the transcripts and the approach of a house vote oh impeachment appears to have sharpened the dilemma and is sharpening the calculation of the political alternatives. Rep. Dan H. R. reflected today that in a close vote on any Republican with significant opposition in his district either way. If he goes he loses the independents. If he votes against the he loses his workers.'' Beyond the practical politicians see in the White House transcripts in the cool consideration of hush-money and perjury as ways out of the Watergate quagmire an even more fundamental blow to Republican identity. The pain of Watergate is all the an official of the Republican national committee observed recently because Republicans have traditionally seen themselves as the against the'Democratic machines. VOL. LXVII 120 The Lethbridge Herald MAY 1974 15 Cents 76 Pages J Ottawa awaits dicy budget Action speeded to avert radio operator walkout By VIC PARSONS OTTAWA Efforts to ward off a threatened illegal strike by federal radio oper- ators may have had some success Friday night as government and union negotiators agreed to speed up action on a job reclassiiication plan. William a vice- president of the Public Service Alliance of which represents the said Friday he had received messages from about a dozen centres warning of a walkout at a.m. Sunday. Seen and heard About town A helpful Vera Butcher suggesting the Salvation Army's rehabilitation centre lor released jail inmates be railed the Out Doreen Grey feeling like visiting royalty after inspecting the Navy cadets. But talks held later in the day may have gone part way to meeting demands of the radio who are part ol the communications and weather link in air traffic and shipping. Maurice a union said union and government officials had agreed to step up recommendations and implementation of a job recl- assification plan that could provide more pay and responsibility. A meeting will be held in June to discuss the reclassification he said. Messages had been sent to the radio operators informing them of the proposals. EASES THE PRESSURE Union officials in Ottawa said they think the agreement could take the steam out of the threatened walkout if it could be the third unlawful strike facing the government in less than a month. _____ Radio operators in Red Deer and Edmonton decided Friday night not to take part West land value continues climb Prices on lots about to go on sale in the next stage of West Lethbridge development will be higher than the first parcel of west-side lots but still lower than east-side lots. This is the estimate of city west-side administrators in a submission on city council's agenda Monday. It asks council to approve stage IV and V lot prices. Their submission says the average price of 89 single family and duplex lots to be sold is per front compared with prices of to per front foot reported to be the current asking prices in northeast Lethbridge. The new West Lethbridge prices which range from to per front foot are based on service charges plus price of the land. The replacement cost of the land at current rates is considered at 90 per cent of the average selling price of In the West Lethbridge stage IV two townhouse lots of 2.78 and 2.47 acres are while stage V consists of three apartment sites. The price of all these lots will be set at a minimum of per acre. All the lots in the first two stages of west side development have been sold. Their average price was per front foot. The lot prices in stages III and IV vary according to location and size and range from a low of for one 50- foot lot to as high as for an 84-foot lot. Average lot size is 63 front feet. West Lethbridge salesman Tom Band said Friday a definite date for sale of the new lots has not yet been but he may be able to give a clearer Indication following Monday's council meeting. As in stage I and they'll be sold on a first- in a proposed national planned for midnight tonight. Michael a spokesman lor the said in an interview that Alberta operators had opted to postpone any action until June 11 when a national proposal will be presented. Nixon welcomes hecklers Ariz. President Nixon- took his de- lence of his administration further west today as he flew to to open Expo 74. He took off from Phoenix faced with hecklers in his first appearance since making public the edited transcripts of the Watergate he said it is time to on with the business of Nixon was unable to ignore a small but determined band of vocal critics among a by-in- vitation-only crowd of Friday night at a Republican rally in Phoenix Coliseum. As the critics jeered and shouted hostile the president said near the begln- ning of his off-the-cuff the great American we have some here who are against us. We have more who are for us. And all of you are While the great majority of the audience seemed the persistence of the hecklers prompted Nixon to remark that the right of free speech carries with it responsibility to keep quiet while someone else is JEAN SWIHART photos Highway wreck A man and woman from Oregon were killed Friday afternoon when the car in which they were riding collided with a transport truck on Highway three miles west of Fort Macleod. Police said Carroll William of and his Ida died instantly when their car went out of control and was in collision with a westbound truck driven by Nicholaas Laudy of Calgary. Mr. Laudy was not injured- The car was torn in half by the impact. Inside Classified....... 30-34 Comics............22 Comment........ 5 District............11 Family......... 27-29 Local Markets 13 Religion....... 25 Sports.......... 19-21 Theatres........... 7 TV................ 6 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT 35 HIGH SUNDAY 75 SUNNY Social worker i. standards Sveak' EDMONTON An American social worker says Alberta's Social Workers Act is too weak. Arnie president of the Illinois Society for Clinical' Social told a meeting of the provincial college of clinical social work that the act should require licensing of social workers. It currently only provides for and does not spell out standards to be he said. Mr. Levin said clinical social who deal directly with clients in therapeutic should not only have a graduate degree in social work but years of supervised experience. He also stressed the need for adequate medical insurance coverage for social saying that health care insurance programs which won't pay social workers for carrying out therapy are a threat to the profession. can't have much of a profession without ways to finance he said. Dick president of the Alberta Association of Social told the meeting that it is uncertain whether qualifications for registered social workers should be set higher. By STEWART MacLEOD OTTAWA Finance Minister 'John Turner will .face his biggest challenge Monday night when he brings down a budget that must balance precariously between economic and political requirements. Everyone agrees it isn't nan Sy resolve closer Egypt United States State Secretary 'Henry Kissinger appears to have won agreement from Syria and suggestions have been made Israel to reduce the fighting in in including a surtax on easy to face inflation and an expected general election with the same budget. A basic problem is giving individuals relief from inflation without fueling inflation itself. What is almost certain is that there will be tax relief for salary and wage earners and business. But with so many options no one is predicting their form. Some predict higher ex- emptions for income tax- pro- viding the most relief to those with low incomes. There are other predictions of a decrease in sales which would have the effect of easing retail prices. If there are to be any sub- stantial tax it almost is certain that new sources of revenue will be used to avoid a massive which would add to the country's inflationary troubles. Several the Golan U.S. officials said today. But as Kissinger flew here from Damascus to confer again with Egyptian President Anwar these officials aboard the Kissinger plane said the two sides remain far apart on where id the disengagement lines. Kissinger called on again seeking his influence with President Hafez Assad of Syria. Reporters were told that while the Soviet Uni.pn is not obstructing a settMnent there is no indication of'It .helping one or that the are susceptible to Soviet pressures. Russian diplomats in Syria disclosed that Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko will arrive in Syria Sunday to give the Soviet response to Kissin- ger's latest peace shuttle. Reporters in Alexandria were told that Israel and Syria now are within of each other on almost all issues. This includes the creation of a buffer its being manned by a United Nations the of armor behind the disengagement lines and an exchange of officials said. Israel said today its planes strafed Arab guerrilla concentrations on the slopes of Mount Hermon and Syria reported tank and artillery battles all along the heights. It was the 54th straight day of fighting on the Golan front. In Kissinger gave hints that the United States will send aid to Syria when there is significant progress toward a Syrian- Isfaeli troop disengagement. high incomes. Sources say Mr. Turner is determined to hold this year's over-all deficit to same deficit predicted a year but later lowered to billion because of an unexpected increase in revenues. The billion deficit projected was for both budgetary and non-budgetary accounts. Budgetary accounts are those items financed by the government's tax levies while self-financing operations Canada Pension for nonbudgetary. Some economic experts say all political considerations the present state of the economy calls for a balanced or one close to it. Many experts think the Monday night budget will announce major amendments to the relatively-new Income Tax Act officials has produced far more complications than expected. Revenues could be adjusted with the changes. LCI band second The Lethbridge Collegiate Institute stage band placed second fti the national stage band competitions in Toronto Friday. The LCI band was two thirds of a point behind the winning band. Vernon Dorge of the LCI group was named best player at the competition. Mr. Bryan Thorlacius and Dave Robbins were of the LCI band chosen to be in the Canadian all-star band. Burning ban lift sought City council will be asked Monday to lift the open burning ban for two weeks May 7 to 19. In a report to City Fire Marshall Doug Kometz says the provincial government has declared the week of May 6 Anti-Litter Week and will allow relaxation of open burning bans under its pollution control regulations. He is asking council to declare May 7 to 19 inclusive the spring open burning period permitted in the open burning ban bylaw passed by council two weeks ago. In the Mr. Kometz says a precise incinerator definition complete with sketch- drawings of the type of incinerator that will be permitted is nearly ready. When it's the information will likely be mailed out to residents with their utility he said. That way everyone will know exactly what they can and cannot ao. he said. Mr. Kometz said since council passed the ban he's received several calls from people wanting to know if they can still burn in their barrels or if they should throw them out for the spring clean-up trucks. everyone knows what the score is we're telling them they ran burn in their barrel for the moment if it has a cover on he said. not going to advise people to throw out their barrels until we get the regulations he added. it will be up to the individual to decide whether he can convert his barrel to an or throw it Major airline kickbacks alleged No word from SLA SAN FRANCISCO A offer for the return of Patricia Hearst expired today with no sign of the newspaper heiress kidnapped three months ago. The placed in escrow a month ago by the Hearst reverted back to the corooration as the Symbionese Liberation Army which said it abducted the 20-year-old University of California student from her Berkeley apartment Feb. ignored Friday's midnight deadline. Miss Hearst's news- paper executive Randolph went to bed two hours before the deadline. NEW YORK The Times says that 23 airline executives have been subpoenaed by a Brooklyn lederal grand jury investigating alleged kickbacks by the passenger- hungry airlines to travel agents. The Times says recent testi- mony before the grand jury in- dicated millions of dollars in secret rebates were given to the high-volume travel agents by several foreign airlines and some major domestic including Pan American World Airways and Trans World Airlines. The subpoenaed to appear before the federal grand jury within the next two are employees of 23 airlines that have transatlantic says The Times. Representatives of Aeroflot. the Soviet are also among those reported to have been subpoenaed. In an interview. Acting U.S. Attorney Edward Boyd told The evidence we' have so far indicates that this ticket rebating is very very Boyd told the newspaper that the investigation is looking into alleged fare possible airline violations of antitrust reports that kick- backs weie not reported on the tax returns of the travel agents and other possible offences. A larger number of passen- gers enables an airline to operate more efficiently and receive a larger return on its investment. The Times quotes sources iamiliar with the case as saying the rebates ranged from four to 50 per cent of the air in addition to the legal sales commission to' travel agents of seven to 11 per cent. were pushed into said one unnamed airline offi- cial quoted by The Times. He said that airlines that did not give kickbacks to the travel agents and tour wholesalers suddenly began losing custom- ers to other air carriers that offered the alleged rebates. had to join or we wouldn't have any people on our he said. The Times says the payments were in the form of cash transferred in the United States or or in cheques issued to the travel agents. Sometimes dummy corporations received the cheques for the or the airline made legitimate pay- ments to the tour organizers for advertising or the printing of brochures.