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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 News In brief Transcripts 'sicken' many WASHINGTON George president of the said Thursday Richard Nixon is no longer fit to be president of the United States and should resign. Meany emerged from an an- nual meeting of the AFL-CIO executive council and told re- porters that Nixon's release of edited transcripts of taped White House conversations on the Watergate political espionage affair strengthened the case for Nixon's impeachment. Saying he was sickened in reading the Meany said the question now this man any longer fit to be president of the United think the best thing this man can do for his and for his is to Mitterand takes slim lead PARIS An opinion poll published today puts left-. wing candidate Francois Mitterand ahead for the first time as France prepares for a May 19 presidential- runoff election. The published by the Paris newspaper gives Mitterand 51 per cent of the votes against 49 per cent for his conservative Valery Giscard the finance minister in the late President Georges Pompidou's government. Earlier surveys this week forecast a 51-49 win for Giscard d'Estaing. Train robber now 'honest RIO DE JANEIRO Britain's fugitive Great Train Robber says he wants to live a humble existence as a carpenter earn an honest if allowed to stay in Brazil. Ronald Biggs said in an interview Thursday he no longer thinks of himself as a criminal but as man who wants to lead a quiet life with his a man who wants to work hard and earn an honest On the run for the last eight years after breaking out of London's Wandsworth Biggs served 14 months of a 30-year sentence for his part in a 2.6 million sterling mail train robbery in 1963. Reward offer spurs tips SAN FRANCISCO The posting of a reward for the safe return of Patricia Hearst has led to an increase in the number of tips to the FBI says. But FBI agent Charles Bates said Thursday none of the tips has resulted in concrete leads to Miss Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army which claims to have kidnapped her Feb. 4. Miss Hearst's news- paper executive Randolph announced Wednesday a reward for information leading to the safe return of his 20-year-old daughter. Miss Hearst has said in mailed tape recordings that she has joined the SLA. B.C. milk industry threatened VANCOUVER A threatened strike by inside and driver dairy employees could cripple the B.C. milk industry. Results of a strike vote are expected to be known next but company and government spokesmen all predict the vote will favor strike action. This could mean abdut quarts of milk a or 4.2 million quarts a would have to be dumped. More than 900 dairy farmers would lose million a week and the diary industry would lose million a week. Siamese twins separated VANCOUVER Siamese born to a couple in were successfully separated Thursday in an operation at Vancouver General Hospital. They were reported in satisfactory condition Do you have PROBLEMS taking GOOD Then let the experts show you how in and talk with GERRY or RANDY KWIKKOLOR Mall Phone 327-4884 Day Service on Your Color Prints' UM Southern only KWIK KOLOR SERVICE now iGA In CMldito Murpfiy'i A in Co-op Store in Pinchw Crock Cirdtton Pharmacy In Cwiteton following the surgery. A hospital spokesman said the twins were joined at their lower abdominal wall and in their intestinal tract. Profits up NEW YORK The Royal Dutch Shell one of the world's top five oil com- announced a 162-per- cent increase in first-quarter earnings Thursday. The with headquarters in the operates in North America through its Shell Shell and Asiatic Petroleum subsidiaries. The earnings of those companies'are included in the group's figures. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS N.Y. Cam- once identified by a U.S. senate subcommittee as a top underworld of gun shot wounds. M. former reporter for the defunct Toronto Telegram and last mayor of the town of Mimico before its amalgamation with the Toronto borough of Etobi- coke. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES PhoiM COLLEGE MALL Home Recipe Plan Takes Off Ugly Fat It's simple how one may lose pounds of unsightly Tat right in your own home. Use this home recipe dietary plan. It's no trouble at all and costs little. Just go to your drug store and ask for Naran Reducing Plan. Pour liquid into a pint bottle and add enough grapefruit juice to fill the bottle. Take two lahlespoonsful twice a day as needed and follow the Naran Reducing Plan. If your first purchase does not show you a simple easy way to lose bulky fat and help regain slender more graceful if reducible pounds and inches of excess fat don't disappear from calves and ankles just return the empty car- ton for your money back. Follow this easy way endorsed by many who have tried this plan to help bring back alluring curves and graceful slendornoss.- Note how quickly bloat how much better you fool. More youthful appearing and active. This grader's been down a long road Nick Huculak drives one of the oldest motor graders going at Tollestrup Construction's yard. The 1928 Austin motor grader belongs to Dave who spent all winter restoring it. He bought it from a junk dealer who pur- chased it for scrap. Mr. a superintendent for says this was the first model to have the now-standard leaning and it has many other features still used in graders. Pope endorses anti-divorce bill ROME Pope Paul has added his voice to the Ro- man Catholic Church's cam- paign for repeal of Italy's di- vorce law in a referendum Sunday and Monday. The Pope met for an hour Thursday with Italian bishops and announced his full support for their repeal drive. Although a staunch opponent of the pontiff had not previously taken notice of the referendum in a public statement. Pope Paul told the cannot in this moment hold silent our adhesion to the position taken by He said he fully supports their stand in favor of the of The head of the Jesuit order also joined in the battle. Rev. Pedro Arrupe expressed and because of Italian Jesuits who have broken with the anti- divorce line of the Italian Bishops' conference. About 35 million Italians are eligible to vote on whether the law permitting divorce should remain on the books. A major- ity vote against the law will automatically repeal it. The issue has split Premier Mariano Rumor's centre-left Another government bites dust COPENHAGEN The minority Liberal government of Premier Poul Hartling appeared doomed early today until an unprecedented vote of confidence assured him at least four more days in office. The vote in the the Danish staved off a national election which Hartling had been prepared to call after the two largest parties announced they would oppose government bills to increase the sales tax and cut welfare payments. Thousands of workers went on strike to protest the two proposals. Tories call off watch dogs Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The government will call off its dog which has been patrolling the legislature lawns recently. Attorney-Gneral Merv Leitch told MLAs Thursday that he is satisfied there is no need for the watchdog to accompany a watchman at night. Socred George Ho Lem Wednesday expressed concern about the dog frightening away visitors to the grounds. Mr. Leitch said Thursday the fina was nnt coalition just as it did when the law was adopted three years ago. Rumor's Christian Democratic Italy's Catholic is in the anti- divorce camp along with the neo-fascist Italian Social while the Democratic So- cialists and Communists are fighting for retention of the law. The' law was adopted in De- 1970. Through the end of divorces were most of them in 1971 couples long separated. There were divorces last year. Under the law divorces can be granted when the two part- ners have been legally sepa- rated for five or if one spouse has been sentenced to prison for more than 15 declared mentally unfit to live with the family or convicted of a sex crime or murder of a member of a family. LaMARSH OFFERS ADVICE CALGARY Judy LaMarsh had some advice Thursday for Prime Minister Trudeau on the conduct of his campaign for the July 8 gen- eral the prime minister swans around the country again as in the last there'll be so few Liberals in the House you'll have to look for them with a magnifying Trudeau is not that the former Liberal cabinet minister told a meet- ing of the petroleum society of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Thurs- day. believe he'll stick to a hard-line Miss LaMarsh said her pre- diction of the outcome of the election is 10 seats across the country changing and a minority Con- servative government. what does that leave us More of the same Impeachment group hears nothing new Reporting curtailed in Frisco Zebra case SAN FRANCISCO A judge has told the news media what they may and may not report about three young black men accused of three Zebra street slayings of whites. Municipal Court Judge Agnes O'Brien Smith issued the order Thursday as Manuel Larry and J.C. pleaded not guilty to all charges. She set bail at each. Judge Smith forbade the media from publishing or broadcasting specific types of information she said would have a to prejudice a fair trial and interfere with the administration of She said the ruling covers any television or radio station or any person in any way with the dissemination of Judge Smith previously had issued an order forbidding police and public officials from making statements about the case. In the 13 street code-named Zebra after a po- lice radio the victims were white and the assailants were said to have been black. Mayor Joseph Alioto has said the attacks were linked to a black separatist group- Proposal NEW DELHI The Indian government proposed today a package deal to settle the country's railway strike. The forward at a meeting between Prime Minister Indira other ministers and opposition for simultaneous release of imprisoned railway union resumption of talks and an end to the strike. WASHINGTON Stocked with facts and sworn to members of the House of Representatives judiciary committee have begun to consider evidence in its inquiry into possible impeachment of President Nixon. During a closed briefing the committee received a detailed account of events leading up to the Watergate break-in of June and a thick pile of supporting facts. Members said the staff pre- sentation reached no con- clusions and did not relate directly to any presidential conduct. was strictly said Representative John Conyers was all nothing added Representative Don Edwards Both that the information presented Thursday night links up with facts brought out in later sessions to form a pattern that would make it pertinent to the impeachment inquiry. The committee is scheduled to hold three more closed ses- sions next all devoted to Watergate and the ensuing ef- forts to cover it up. Five other areas of presidential activity involved in the inquiry will be dealt with in following weeks. the Senate Watergate committee continued its investigation. A committee subpoena was disclosed seeking records of loans totalling it says were made by President Nixon and his daughter Tricia to C. G. Rebozo. The disclosure came as Re- bozo's lawyer worked out an agreement with the committee limiting the scope of the which called for a number of Rebozo's financial records. The William complained that the subpoena even sought Rebozo's grocery bills. The committee wants the records of an unsecured loan it said was made to Rebozo by Tricia Nixon Cox in and an unsecured loan made to Rebozo by Nixon in January or 1973. The Watergate committee also rejected unanimously a claim of executive privilege made by White House chief of staff Alexander Haig and or- dered him to reappear before the committee and answer all questions. Chairman Sam Ervin said the com- mittee will consider taking contempt of Congress action against Haig if he refuses again to answer questions. The presentation to the House judiciary committee began with diagrams outlining the chain of command in the White House staff and Nixon's re-election campaign committee in and a floor plan of the principal White House offices. Under the terms of the investigation the staff is suppo-sed to present only factual leaving it to the committee members to draw their own conclusions. Newspapers urge Nixon's removal Odds against Kissinger finding pullback plan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three newspapers that sup- ported President Nixon in 1968 and 1972 have editorials in to- day's issues calling for his resignation or impeachment. The positions taken by the Los Angeles Cleveland Plain dealer and the Kansas City Times follow by one day a similar call by the Chicago which also had been a Nixon supporter. the Nashville Tennes- sean says Nixon should resign from office. The which sup- ported the 1972 presidential bid of Senator George McGovern says Nixon must be painfully aware that he has lost the most desperate and dangerous-gamble of his political The Tennessean refers to Nixon's decision defy sub- poenas for tape recordings and to submit edited transcripts of some tapes in hopes that this move would establish his innocence in the public would be the honorable course for President Richard the Tennessean editorial says. The Los Angeles Times says the transcripts pre- sumptive evidence of at least one impeachable obstruction of The newspaper says nothing less than impeachment by the House of Representatives and trial by the Senate can deter- mine the president's fitness to continue in office. The Plain Dealer president has gone too far. The transcripts of White House conversations clearly involve him in a to say the least. That and his refusal to comply with the subpoenas of the Watergate special prosecutor and the House judiciary committee have virtually assured that impeachment of President Nixon will become The Kansas City Times American Constitution is reflective of the hopes and ideals of mankind for justice and truth and a good life. such values really be reconciled with the sleazy dia- logues now emerging in the White House The Kansas City Times says Nixon scored successes in for- eign policy but must ask himself whether his continued presence in office might not destroy great CAIRO United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger met for more than three hours with President Anwar Sadat and have had very extensive and detailed talks and as always I leave satisfied with our trying to enlist Sadat's support in his efforts to separate the Syrian and Israeli armies on the Golan Heights then flew to Jerusalem. Members of Kissinger's staff indicated the secretary may return to Washington soon and let the Syrian and Israeli governments think about their rival disengagement proposals for a week or two. One senior U.S. official said the negotiations to separate the combatants on the Golan Heights are in the starting and so far the odds are less than 50-50 that Kissinger will be able to work out an agreement for a pullback of the Israeli forces. Although Israel is willing to eive UD all the Syrian land it captured in the October it has offered only a token withdrawal from the Golan Heights territory seized in the 1967 war. The Syrians want much more as a first step toward complete Israeli withdrawal from the Heights. But the Israelis have given no indication of a retreat from their often-repeated stand that they will never return all of the plateau from which the Syrians shelled northern Israel at will. TENTH BIRTHDAY PARTY TEEN CLEFS Pounded and Directed by Anne Campbell KATIE JOHNSON Guest Artist May 11 and Adults Students ;