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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 130 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 14, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS THREE SECTIONS 26 PAGES U.S. ENVOY NOW IN CHINA HONG KONG (AP) The first American diplomatic representative to the People's Republic of China, David K. T. Bruce, crossed the border from Hong Kong today and headed for Peking. The veteran 75-year-old diplomat told reporters he considered his new assignment "very intrigu- ing." He also said he does not expect the Water- gate scandal or the ineffectiveness of the ceasefire in Vietnam to affect his job. The U.S. mission is not expected to be ready to open its permanent office for another three or four weeks. Until then Bruce will work out of an apart- ment. A U.S. spokesman said the liaison office will start functioning as soon as Bruce arrives but there will be no formal opening. It will have a staff of 31, including 10 foreign service officers. Although Bruce will have the title of U.S. representative, he will be accorded the full priviliges of an ambassador. Dean linked to anti-war spy network By SEYMOUR M. HERSH New York Times Service WASHINGTON John W. Dean, the former White House counsel, actively attempted to set up an under- cover espionage and intelligence ring fcD infiltrate anti-war protest groups before the Democratic and Republican national conventions last year, government sources said Monday. The sources said that Dean summoned an official of the interior department to his office in May, 1972, two months before the Democratic convention in Miami Beach, and offered him a large sum of cash either to participate in or to direct an undercover network. The official, Kenneth Tapman, who handled nego- tiations for the interior department before the massive anti-war demonstrations in Washington in 1969 and 3970, acknowledged in a brief telephone interview that Dean had made the offer. Tapman refused to discuss the incident further, however. Other sources familiar with the incident said, however, that Tapman was distressed at Dean's offer and rejected it cut of hand. Investigations have not yet determined whether the infiltration program ever did get set up before Uie convention, ths sources said. The report of Dean's recruiting attempt was the first lo link him to any direct involvement in any Republican spying operations that, by May of last year, had been set up elsewhere in the White House and in the com- mittee for the re-election of the president. Dan had previously acknowledged orders, he the cover-up of the break-in at the Watergate offices of the Democrats on June 17, 1972. There were these other developments during the weekend. Magazine quoted Dean as saying in an interview that President Nixon never asked him for a report on the Watergate case and that he never wrote one. He was quoted as saying lie was "Flabber- gasted" when Nixon quoted his alleged report in a news conference, saying that it had concluded that no White House officials had been involved in the bugging of the Democratic headquarters. Magazine, quoting a close associate of Dean said that Dean and his wife, Maureen, had been working "into the to gather evidence showing that the White House aide did not meet with the president between the Watergate arrests and Nixon s Aug. 29 statement clearing his aides. "That would make an outright lie of Nixon's press conference Time Magazine said, "unless someone above Dean has mislead the president." Howard H. Baker of Tennessee, the ranking Republican on the Senate Watergate investigating committee, said in a television interview that he "would not exclude the possibility" that Nixon would be of- fered an opportunity to "state his side of the case" to the committee. Baker also said that, if the president was found to be guilty of any involvement in Watergate or its cover-up, "clearly he would be impeached." Dean and Tapman began their association at the time of the anti-war demonstrations in Washingon in 1969, the sources said. Dean was serving then as a justice department official charged with co-crdinating the government's response to demonstrations. Tapman was assigned by his interior department superiors to help arrange permits and other necessities for the demonstrators on government property. Crossing the border David K. E. Bruce America's first diplomatic representative to Communist China, follows a Communist Chinese official as he crosses from Hong Kong into China Monday. Behind the 75-year-old Bruce is his wife, Evangeline. At right is John Hold- eridge, deputy chief of the new U.S. mission. ICCS team site shelled SAIGON (CP) A team site of the international peace su- pervisory force, about 25 miles north of Saigon, was hit by ar- tillery fire Sunday night, sources said today. They said that nobody was in- jured although the compound was damaged when it received a direct hit. Personnel with the International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) occupy the compound during the day but spend the night some distance away at per- manent living quarters. ICCS sources said at least three rounds were fired into the compound but there was no in- dication where the fire origi- nated. The four countries of the ICCS, Canada, Hungary, In- donesia and Poland, have per- sonnel serving at the Ben Cat team site but names were not available. Meanwhile, the ICCS unani- mously agreed today to in- vestigate charges from the Viet Cong's Provisional Revolution- ary Government (PRG) that United States bombers have recently struck targets in South Gold price boom 20 years late Vietnam near the Cambodian border in violation of the Paris DAMAGE HEAVY The attacks allegedly took place in April and earlier this month. The latest, which came Satur- day, caused heavy property damage and wounded 34 civil- ians, the PEG said. The Viet Cong said Saturday that U.S. bombers raided Com- munist-held territory close to the Cambodian border in Tay Ninh and Binh Long provinces, north and northwest of Saigon. U.S. embassy and Saigon gov- ernment spokesmen both said the bombing allegations were "completely untrue." Meanwhile. United States in- telligence analysts are study- ing indications that Moscow and Peking may be trying to restrain the Vietnamese Communists from pushing for early military victory in South TORONTO (CP) Canadian gold mining executives are cautious in their reaction to the free-market price of gold climb- ing past ?100 an ounce and it partly is seen as a long overdue correction. The reaction came after word arrived that the spot bullion price in London and Zurich had reached shortly after the opening, up and respec- tively. "Compared with other things, gold prices have not gone up unreasonably. It's just come quickly and 20 years said J. B. Redpath, president of Dome Mines Ltd. Canadian gold production has declined steadily during recent years. All the producing gold mines are old mines and a larger and larger proportion of the gold mined in Canada has been produced as a byproduct of base metal operations. Silver ore, for example, often contains gold. James Westell, treasurer of Teck Corp. Ltd., said he be- lieves "everyone is starting to look at gold properties again." "The problem with the price of gold has always Iteen a politi- cal Westell said. Prospectors are over-joyed at the market developments and more bullish about the industry than the corporate executives. Robert Campbell, immediate past president o! the Prospec- tors and Developers Associ- ation, said he expects a pros- pecting boom. Mr. Campbell predicted in January that the price would top an ounce and he said today that level should be reached "by about November." He said 15 months ago the price would reach The corporate executives are locking both tha price and the levels of capital investment that would be needed to rejuve- nate the Canadian gold mining industry. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar dropped sharply on foreign ex- changes. Dealers said doubt about the stability of the U.S. economy and the credibility of tha Nixon administration follow- ing the Watergate scandal were undermining the dollar and con- tributing to the explosion in gold. Manhunt continues in Quebec MONTREAL (CP) Police continued their search early to- day for five prisoners who es- caped Sunday from the max- imum-security, special correc- tional unit of St. 'Vincent de Paul penitentiary in nearby Laval. A Quebec Provincial Police spokesman said 100 QPP offi- cers, together with prison guards and Laval policemen, were searching several square miles cf woods, fields and homes around the penitentiary. Tracking dogs and a helicopter were being used, he said. Sought in the manhunt are: Jean-Paul Mercier, 28; Andre Ouellette, 33; Robert Imbeault, 24; Gilles Gingras, 26; and Michel Lafleur. 23. All were de- scribed as dangerous but unarmed. Troop reduction talks enter new phase VIENNA (AP) The East- West talks to arrange for nego- tiations on a reduction of armed forces in central Europe opened here today with a nine-minute meeting. The first gathering dealt only with organizational details such as the seating order. Delegates agreed to meet again Tuesday. The Russians have for the first time publicly termed the meetings of "great importance" and "great rais- ing hopes they might be re- solved to negotiate seriously on the balanced troop reductions desired by the United States. The 19 countries are still months away at least from get- ting down to talking about how many of which nation's troops might be pulled back. There were hopes that such substan- tive negotiations can begin in the fall. But it has taken 14 weeks of wrangling to decide whether Hungary should par- ticipate in the conference as a full member or just as an ob- server. The United States finally forced Britian and its other al- lies to yield to the Soviet de- mand that Hungary get ob- server status only. The British contended that this in effect re- moved the Soviet garrison in Hungary from the forces that would be subject to reduction. The 19 countries now move on to such procedural matters as the agenda and ruels of proce- dure for the future negotiations and a Soviet proposal for the in- clusion of neutral countries. The Vienna talks are a com- panion to similar exploratory talks in Helsinki, Finland, at which 34 nations are laying the groundwork for a conference on European security. The Rus- sians have been seeking such a conference for several years, while the United States and its allies demanded the negotia- tions on reduction of forces as their price for participation in the security talks. Moscow displayed a more sympathetic public attitude to the idea of force cuts during the weekend with a report in Pravda, the Soviet Communist party newspaper, that Soviet party chief Leonid Brezhnev and Polish leaders agreed dur- ing Breshnev's visit to Poland Friday on the "great .impor- tance" of the Vienna talks. To- day the Soviet military com- mander of the Warsaw pact, the Communist equivalent of the North Atlantic Treaty Organ- ization, said in an interview that East-West reduction of forces is of "great signifi- cance." The full participants in the Vienna conference include the United Stales, Britain, West Germany, Canada, the Nether- lands, Belgium and Luxembourg from NATO and the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and Czechoslovakia from the Communist side. All have forces or are located in the area in which troops would be reduced. The western ob- server nations are Italy, Greece, Turkey, Norway and Denmark, while the Communist observers are Hungary, Ro- mania and Bulgaria. The Soviet bloc's conventional forces in Central Europe out- number NATO forces to and they are equipped with more than four times the estimated tanks those NATO units have. The Western allies would like to out a 2-to-3 withdrawal ratio, with the Communists pulling back 15 men for every 10 NATO sol- diers. Youth strangles himself in jail Skylab roars away CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Skylab, the United States' first space station, rocketed away from earth today to serve as a giant "cabin in the sky" for nine astronauts in the next eight months. The first three-man crew is ready to ride another rocket into space Tuesday to link up with the station, which is as large as a three-bedroom house, for a record 28-day orbital mis- sion. The Skylab 1 astronauts- Charles Conrad Jr., Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. watched from three miles away as a 33-storey Saturn 5 rocket thundered skyward to propel the 85-ton laboratory toward or- bit. Their smaller, 22-storey Sa- turn IB rocket stood on another pad feet away, ready for the signal to blast off at 1 p.m. EOT Tuesday if all goes well. The nine astronauts will con- duct extensive medical, scien- tific, earth resources and space manufacturing experiments to determine how well man can live and work in space for long periods. What they learn will set guidelines for long-duration missions of the future, such as permanent space stations or journeys to other planets. The information also may have far-reaching consequences in bringing benefits from space to mankind, especially in the survey of earth's hidden natural resources. They said they had left their officers behind and threatened to move on Marshal Lon Nol's presidential palace if the gov- ernment did not pay their wages. Skylab is as large as a three- bedroom house and has 60 times more volume than Apollo. Each astronaut will have his own bedroom. There is a kitchen and a pantry packed with a ton of food ranging from filet mignon to ice cream. There's a shower and a toilet, stereo sets, books, changes of clothing, playing cards, a dart board, exercise machines and a picture window for viewing earth. And every seventh day will be a day of rest. And the Skylab 1 crew will have a live-in doctor. Kerwin, a physician, will handle the medi- cal experiments which have pri- ority on the first mission. He has a dispensary elaborately equipped to monitor the health of the astronauts. Ranging as far north as the U.S.-Canadian border and as far south as the tip of Argen- tina, Skylab will fly over 75 per cent of the world's surface- more than any other manned spacecraft. The huge spacecraft will be visible in areas of the world that it streaks over at dawn and dusk. It will appear as a bright star. The Skylab 1 astronauts are to return to earth June 12. and heard About town T3ET1RED truck driver Chuck Johnstone break- ing a chair in .Ice Hanrahan's basement while demonstrat- ing how he injured his ankle stepping down from his truck Dr. Keith Robin recall- ing the time at the LCI when a band member "wore the green blazer of the day with blue jeans, orange socks and shoes." City Police Chief Ralph Mi- chelson has requested an in- quest be held "as soon as pos- sible" into the death of a 17- year-old youth found dead in the police cells early Sunday morning. Police say John Scott Davis, 1809 2nd Ave. N., strangled himself with his sweater an hour after he was arrested for impaired driving. Police believe the youth made a loop with his sweater, fastened it to the upper bunk in the cells, then put the loop around his neck and sat down strangulating himself. He was found in the cells at a.m. He was arrested for impaired driving after what police describe as "erratic driving" at about a.m. Police say they would not have arrested the youth nor would have put him in the cells but that he was belligerent and extremely non-co-operative. They say his behavior ruled out the youth being released under the force's 24-hour sus- pension program. Under the program, drinking drivers are suspended from driving a vehicle for 24 hours providing their driving has not been erratic and the drivers co- operate. When arrested, Mr. Davis had a juvenile in the car with him. Both were taken to the police station where Mr. Davis was given a breathalyzer test which measured .17 blood al- cohol content. Attended house party The juvenile's father told The Herald today that the boys had been to a private house party Saturday night. The juvenile told his father Mr. Davis was "fine and happy" after the two left the party. The juvenile was released in his parents' custody when Mr. Davis was booked into the po- lice cells, police say. Chief Michelson said Mr. Da- vis gave no indication that he was suicidal and therefore was put into a back cell on a lower bunk out of view of the warden on duty. Drunken prisoners who po- lice feel need constant watch are put in the front bunks so the warden can keep an eye on them at all times. Police make the assessment on the basis of the prisoner's past record, comments made about prisoners by friends or family, and an interview of the prisoner. Calgary city police chief Bri- an Sawyer said today suicides are regrettable but they happen from time to time in every po- lice jurisdiction. Chief Sawyer said a" 24-hour wa6ch may be put on someone police feel may have suicidal tendencies. "But we can't assign a po- liceman to sit with everyone we bring in." He said it is a difficult area to assess, particularly when the detainee is intoxicated. "We try to assess his atti- tude if he's despondent, for example, we may put him in a cell by himself and have him watched." Standard police practice Chief Sawyer said standard police procedure in most juris- dictions is to hold intoxicated persons until they are sober and to get them medical at- tention if it-is believed they are ill. Reasonable means are used, he said, to prevent police cell suicides including taking away personal items which prisoners could use to Mil themselves, and having an officer in the cell area at all times. But he rejected having a psy- chiatrist or othsr qualified med- ical personnel check people brought in, as impractical and too costly. "And not even our force is large enough to warrant hav- ing a doctor on staff." A Lethbridge psychiatrist suggests it might be a wise thing for city police to retain a physician. It wouldn't cost that much be- cause most of the cases would be covered by Alberta Health Care Insurance, he said. "When intoxication is involv- ed nowadays you just can't as- sume it's alcohol. Of course you couldn't always in _ the past either it could be diabetes or something else which can pro- duce much the same symptoms including smell." "So many problems now are not exclusively moral or legal or social cr medical, but all of these mixed the doc- tor said. "We need team work among all the helping agencies, includ- ing the police." He said that while a psychia- trist would be the obvious one to assess suicidal tendencies, it might be more convenient for police to have their own doc- tor who could call in a psy- chiatrist or other specialist when he felt it was needed. Besides his mother, Mrs. Margaret Davis, Mr. Davis is survived by his sister Nicki and brother Gerry, both at home, and by his grandpar- ents. He was predeceased by his father Kenneth John Davis in 1971. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Martin Bros. Memorial Chapel, 703 13th St. N. with Rev. T. W. Roycroft officiating. Burial is to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Hungry, unpaid troops march in Cambodia PHNOM PENH (AP) About 500 Cambodian troops, hungry and unpaid, marched through Phnom Penh today, fir- ing their guns in the air. They promptly got a month's pay and some bread to eat. Soldiers, complaining they had received no pay for a month and no food for three days, marched in from front- line duty at Phnom Baseth, 14 miles to the northwest. Inside This is hell of a tima to run out of gas.' Classified 18-22 Comics................5 Comment 4 District 3, 13 Family 16, 17 Local News 11, 12 Markets 15 Sports 8-10 Theatres 7 TV 6 Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT 45, HIGH TUESDAY 80; LIGHT WINDS ;