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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta DISGRACED FORMER NIXON AIDE SAYS HE FEARS FOR HIS LIFE WASH INGTpN (AP) Ousted presidential counsel John Dean told Senator Lowell Wcicker at a secret meeting that he fears for his life, a qual- ified source says. Weicker said he met secretly with Dean for two hours and 45 minutes Thursday but refused to disclose the substance of the talks. The Connecticut Republican said that Dean gave him "no grounds to go ahead and impli- cate the president" in con- nection with the Watergate scandal. Dean turned over the key to a safe-deposit box Friday to Judge John Sirica of U.S. dis- trict court and said the box con- tained confidential documents he removed from the White House for fear they would be destroyed after Nixon fired him. There have been numerous reports in recent days that Dean was willing to talk to Wa- tergate investigators, perhaps in exchange for a grant of im- munity from prosecution. But he i s n ot known to have ap- peared before the federal prose- cutors, grand jury or Senate committee. Weicker, who has been con- ducting his own investigation of Watergate and also serves as a member of the committee, said he reported the meeting to com- mittee leaders who agreed to have Dean appsar "at the earliest possible date." The senator said the question of immunity for the former aide did not come up at the meeting. Weicker had said previously he would favor such a grant. Weicker contradicted a New York Daily News story saying Dean "reportedly also hinted during the three-hour session with Weicker that President Nixon himself had knowledge of the cover-up a reference to a high-level Watergate cover- up operation reported by vari- ous sources. In a telephone interview from Connecticut after The News story was published, Weicker told a reporter: "I'm giving you a flat denial that The News was told that Nixon was implicated and a flat denial of any implica- tion involving the president." In Washington meanwhile for- mer White House aide Egil (Bud) Krogh has admitted he supervised the burglary of Dan- iel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, two xeliable sources say. Krogh signed an affidavit Fri- day and sent two copies to U.S. District Court Judge Matt Byrne, presiding in the Penta- gon papers trial in Los Angeles, the sources say.' One source said neither Presi- dent Nixon nor Krogh's imme- diate boss, John D. Ehrlichman, knew of the break-in. This source, who has seen Krogh's affidavit, quotes him as saying president Nixon ex- pressed concern to Krogh in Au- gust, 1971, that news leaks were endangering chances of success in the Strategic Arms Limita- tion Talks (SALT) with the So- viet Union. The source says Krogh didn't link this conversation with the decision to break into the of- fices of Ellsberg's psychiatrist the following month. The other source did not comment on this aspect of the affair. Meanwhile in Florida, Don- ald H. Segretti, alleged head of a Republican political sabotage ring, has been Indicted on fed- eral charges of conspiring to disrupt the 1972 Florida Demo- cratic presidential primary Senators S. Muskie and Henry M. Jack- son. In a two-count federal grand jury indictment announced Fri- day, Segretti, lawyer from Ma- rina Del Ray, Calif., and George A. Hearing, Tampa, Fla., accountant, were accused of mailing a phoney campaign letter on "Citizens for Muskie" stationery accusing Jackson of sexual misconduct. The LetHbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 123 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1973 PRICE: 15 CENTS SIX SECTIONS 82 PAGES WESTERN CANADA RAFFLE APPROVED EDMONTON (CP) An interprovincial co- operative lottery could become a reality in Western Canada within a year if the cabinets of the four provinces ratify a report agreed to Friday at a meeting of cabinet ministers and senior officials. Horst Schmid. Alberta minister of culture, youth and recreation, told the legislature the report was agreed to earlier in the day during a meeting with Manitoba Tourism Minister Larry Desjardins, Sas- katchewan Culture Minister Ed Tchorzewski and L. J. Wallace, deputy provincial secretary of British Columbia. "If implemented, this interprovincial lottsry would provide funds for cultural and recreational activities within each of the western provinces and also would assist many community charitable orga- nizations in raising funds for their Mr. Schmid said. He said one of the significant operating prin- ciples agreed to was that each province would re- tain its own profits for distribution to desired pro- grams under its own priorities. Tough Yurko conservation bill lauded EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Fri- day gave approval in principle to environment minister Bill Yurko's tough land conservation legislation without dissent. Under the bill, which must receive clause-by-clause study and third reading before becoming law, the prov- ince will have the to designate both land areas and types of industrial ana municipal land uses as sub- ject to environment protection and reclamation. Industry and local governments will have to sub- mit environment impact studies which could be made to contain commitments to reclaim the land they are using at their own cost. Jim Henderson, Social Credit house leader, who Ji3ld the province's first environment portfolio in the former administration, endorsed ths legislation. "I recognize it gives the government tremendous min- isterial authority but that's only in keeping with the initial legislation we (Social Credit) brought in to set up the (environment) department." Mr. Yurko, closing debate, said it provides the gov- ernment with powers equal to British Columbia's amended restrictions on land sales for the sake of con- servation and that the Alberta legislation, indirectly, applied also to farm land. "There are operations of major magnitude where owners of agricultural land want protection we need to have something that will minimize the sterilization of land." While the legislation v ill not regulate fanning op- erations cs such, any farm land to be used for indus- trial or municipal purposes other than residential sub- division, will be subject to the rules. Mr. Yurko .added that the bill will be a long time coming into full effect, with a gap of five to 10 years between royal assent and implementation. The bill will be made effective in sections as the need arises and government research on land use and plans for the environment are completed. Inside Classified 20-23, 25 Comics.......23 Comment 4, 5 District 3, 24, 33 Family 17-19 Local News 13, 14 Markets......8, 9 Religion 30-32 Sports......JO, ]1 Theatres........7 TV...........6 Weather........2 LOW TONIGHT 35, HIGH SUNDAY 65; SUNNY, MILDER Alberta tightens land Trudeau blisters opposition sa le ru les Watching his step Prime Minister Trudeau steps gingerly through a crowd in Toronto this morning as he starts a Miles for Millions chanty march. The prime minister, his face sunburn- ed from a recent holiday, walked the first half of the 3.2 miles he covered then bicke into a run for the remainder leaving men 20 years his junior far behind. The 53- year-old Mr. Trudeau, wearing blue jeans, running shoes and a special walkathon T-shirt, is carrying baton that he was to have passed to Toronto Mayor David Crcm- bie. However, he was late so the baton w as taken by the mayor of York Botough at the first checkpoint. e tax i promis EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta government Friday moved to provide taxpayers with an additional million in tax relief and to set up a provincial municipal finance council to study taxation and assessment procedures. Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell told the legi- slature that four "substantial" Flood victims get aid PREDERICTON mier Richard Hatfield said Fri- day families affected by floods in New Brunswick this week will receive government com- pensation equal to appraised values cf their property losses or the cost cf restoring eligib'e items to their pre-flood condi- tion. The same level of compensa- tion will be available for small family businesses flooded when the major rivers in the prov- ince spilled their banks follow- ing record rains last weekend. "We will compensate, for example, for normal househo'd items, personal belongings as well as damages to homes, structures, farm buildings, and machinery to their fi'll n- vr.luc at the time of the: the premier said. amendments were being adopt- ed as part o f the p rovincs's property tax reduction plan an- nounced earlier this year. That plan provided an esti- mated additional amount of ?04 million through a grant system to homeowners of up to S2H5 off their property taxes and allowing renters to claim up to SiOO on income tax paid for rental. Mr. Russell said the addi- tional amount came fi om a n improved prospect for reven- ues to the province from the oil industry this year. The major announcement was that the school foundation program mill rate was being reduced to 28 mills from the current 30 mi'ls, a reduction estimated to save Albsrta tax- payers million during 1973. Senior citizens also will bene- fit with the level cf tax relief for senior citizens receiving the guaranteed income supple- ment raised to from or the total property tax, whichever i s less. This will cost the province an additional million this year. The measure provides signi- ficant ic'ief for 50 of the more than 300 municipal govern- ments that have had property reassessments completed, Mr. Russell said. The municipal affairs minis- ter said the province will assist a inun if it clooffs, to pcliicvc its 11 ou Ic'.cl of re- quisition for the toundalion pro- gram over a per iod cf three years, "rather than all in the current year." Mr. Russell said this will be a saving cf S4.4 million to the 50 rrumiciDslities involved. Funds also will be providcu for s'immor in an amount equal to their estimat- ed municipal incentive grants. TORONTO (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau looked every inch a campaigner jet touched on everything but an election Friday as he opened a two-day jneet-the-people swing through four Ontario centres. Tanned and relaxed after a two-week vacation in Hawaii and Vancouver, he spoke of the work ahead for his minority Liberal government but, at the same time, blasted the Con- servatives anc" New Democrats as if he were on the hustings. He said the opposition has crowded his minority govern- ment since Parliament opened Jan. 4 but hasn't been able to elbow it out of office. "Everything is in place now. We hops to bring in a sub- stantial part of the remaining legislation that was announced in the speech from the throne.'' In his speech, Mr. Trudeau said the government must cope daily with MPs who oppose re- form, fear individual freedom and seek to perpetuate the status quo. He said the Conservatn c party generally is against penal reform, abolition of capital pun- ishment, a free immigration system and an Official Lan- guages Act that is "applicable all over the country." The NDP, while progressive in its ideas, has lost its claim as the conscience of Canada be- cause of the performance of NDP governments in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Co- lumbia, he said. In particular, he singled out B.C. Premier Dave Barrett on the issue of aboriginal rights and Saskatchewan Premier Al- lan Blakeney on land banks for farmers. He said the federal New Democrats favor recognition of the principle of aboriginal rights and want to renegotiate "the whole history of our coun- try with the Indians" but this is not the casa with either Mr. Barrett or NDP Premier Ed Schreyer of Manitoba. He also said Mr. Blakeney criticized federal agricultural policies last fall but has since alienated small farmers in Sas- katchewan with his land bank program. EDMONTON (CP) Non-Canadians and foreign corporations will be prohibited from buying Crown land under an amendment to the Public Lands Act given first reading Friday in the legislature. Allan Warrack, lands and for- esls minister, introduced the amendment which says non-Ca- nadian corporations, those not chartered in Canada, will not be able to purchase Crown land in Alberta. To qualify as a Canadian cor- poration, 75 per cent of a com- pany's shareholders must be Canadian citizens. If the com- pany's shareholders include corporations, then they, in turn, also have to be 75 percent Ca- nadian. Dr. Warrack, outside th3 leg- islature, said the government wants to move against absentee landlord control as quickly as possible. But, he said, the government cannot move as far as it wanted to last year when it withdrew a which would have prohib- ited the resale of privately- own sd land which once be- longed to the Crown. The new amendment provides that corporations and persons found to be acting as "trustees" for non-Canadian interests will be able to purchase land. CANNOT TRANSFER "Thus clause will cover any situation where a foreign person or company might use a Cana- dian as a front man in a land deal then transfer tte title out- side the country." said Julian Koziak Strath- chairman of the legisla- ture's Foreign Investment Com- mittee. He said purchasers will have to prove they are genuine Cana- dians and that if, subsequently, a sale proves to have been made to someons outside the country, the province could re- possess the land. Dr. Warrack said about 54 per cent of the land in Alberta is under provincial ownership and the new amendment is "simply an indication of our concern about potential foreign domination of the Alberta econ- Ceasefire violations reported BEIRUT (AP) A ceasefire between Palestinian guerrillas and ths Lebanese army entered its second day today with two violations reported outside the capital. Both sides said they had captured members of a "third force" involved in the fighting. Police informants said four Palestinians and not ere apprehended filing at both guerrillas and army troops from a speeding car.'Their nationally was act disclosed The pro-Palestinian news- paper Al Moharrer says the guerrillas captured five "Jorda- nian intelligence agents who were seen firing at both sides." It says they were "members of a third force made up of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency men, Jordanian agents and Is- raeli secret service men who have long been setting the stage for increased tension between Lebanese and Palestinians." A defence ministry commu- nique reported a two-hour battle Friday night in the Arkoub re- gion of southeastern Lebanon, near the Israeli border, and guerrilla broadcasts said that Lebanese artillery and air force jets also shelled and strafed Palestinian positions at Aiha near the Syrian border. Seen and heard About town "Foreign ownership is not a major issue when we're talking about Albsrta just yet." he said. "But we c-rpect it could be- come of major importance in the future." T OCAL businessman Jim Van Loo sporting a new beard and a remarkable re- semblance to Abe Lincoln Billy Poon, trying ice skating this year fcr the. first time and deciding he may learn more quickly by start- ing gradually a skate on one foot and a shoe on the other. 130 families affected oman cuts off free water FORT MACLEOD An eld- erly ranch woman sawed the tap off a well on her property Friday cutting off water to about 130 families and pulling the rug out from under a po- tentul demonstration of about 100 water users. The demonstrators mostly members of the North Macleod Water Haulers Co-operative had planned to assemble en mass at the ranch of Jane Whipple. aged about 80. but Mrs. Whipple had already cut off the water and fled before they arrived. The demonstrators had plan- ned to show Mrs. Whippls they v.an'ed to continue to use her which she had previous- ly served notice was to be cut off or paid for. However, the demonstration backfired when Mrs. Whipple apparently got wind of the show of force and cut the wa- ter off ahead of time. She was not available for comment today. A Claresholm lawyer, D. J. Welbourn, acting for Mrs. Whipplc. said today Mrs. Whip- plc has been inconvenienced by residents entering her property. The well, a continuous flow- ing spring dug by the federal government during the Second World War to serve the Gran- um air base, has used by area residents for years but is located on private properly, the Golden Valley Ranch own- ed by the- Whipple family, five miles north of Fort Macleod. Water users plan to meet Monday at 8 p.m. at the Gran- um Community Hall to decide what to do next, said John Zoeteman. a Willow Creek Mu- nicipal District councillor and one of the demonstrators. Residents who had hauled watar from the Whipple well by truck will now be forced to buy water from the Town of Fort Macleod, he said. One alternate source, the Wil- low Creek, is too muddy at this time of year for domestic use. The dispute between Mrs. and area residents over water use has been brew- ing for years but flared March 31 when a group of men tore down barricades Mrs. Whipple had assembled to prevent ac- cess to the well. Mr. Zoeteman, Herman Emmelkamp and Bram and Marvin Vandervalk have been charged with trespassing fol- lowing the incident. They are scheduled to appear in court at Fort Macleod May 18. A meeting with Mrs. Whip- pie's lawyer, Mr. Welbourn, is planned following the water users meeting Monday evening, said Mr. Zoeteman. Mr. Welbourn told The Her- ald that Mrs. Whipple is pre- pared to listen if the wator users have an offer to pay for her ;