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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Big-time operation believed smashed Alberta drug seizure largest in West EDMONTON (CP) Three men, arrested when RCMP and city police seized two pounds of a substance believed to be heroin, were remanded to Fri- day when they appeared in magistrate's court Tuesday. Charges of possession of her- oin for the purpose of traffick- ing were laid against Roland Trudell of Vancouver and Mil- ton Caroll of Montreal, both 41, and Kenneth George Moore, 39, of Toronto. The seizure is believed to be the largest ever in Western Canada with an estimated street value of close to mil- lion. An RCMP spokesman said today the seizure may have smashed the initial stages of Alberta's first big-time or- ganized distribution of the drug. Poilce officers forced their way into a hotel room and ar- rested two men. Two suitcases, containing the alleged opiate, assorted paraphenaUa and 000 in cash were found in the second-floor room. The room had been under surveillance for about 10 days. A third man was arrested later Monday nipht as he enter- ed the same hotel. S. Sgt. Dutch Ryba of the RCMP drug squad said Tues- day he thought an attempt was being made to set up a major drug wholesaling outlet for Ed- monton and perhaps for Alber- ta. He said that so far drug push- ers in Alberta have operated in small groups and that after the heroin supply had been dried up for almost a month, "Edmon- ton was ripe." The police surveillance began after the RCMP was tipped that known drug dealers had been seen together in the city. S. Sgt, Ryba said it will prob- ably be a week before a def- inite value can be placed on the seizure. The Uthbrukje Herald VOL. LXVI No. 132 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 64 PAGES ONTARIO GIRLS VICTIMS OF BORDER SHOOTING Canadians die in Rhodesia Fleet-footed A bunny in the Viand is worth two in the bush, says Tricia Stringajn, of 1806 Lakeside Rd. has a firm grip on this one. The three- nabbed the hopper under the bleach- ers at Dave Elton Park where her parents were a ladies softbal] game. By IAN MILLS SALISBURY (Reuter) Two Canadian girl tourists were killed and an American man was seriously wounded Tuesday when Zambian troops opened fire across the Zambesi River border between Rhodesia and Zambia, the Rhodesian govern- ment reported today. The girls were Christine Louise Sinclair. 19, of Guelph, Ont., and Marjan Ibuna Drij- ber. 19, of Rockwood, Ont. Their names were released in Ottawa. A Rhodesian helicopter today lifted the wounded American, John Caruthers, 28, of Troy, Prison operation probe approved Liberals brace for tax bi Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Finance Minister John Turner hopes to introduce the controversial corporate tax cut pro- visiDns of his February budget, into the House next week. The decision, it is understood, has baen made to Introduce the tax cut provisions of the budget in one omnibus biU, rather than to have separate measures for the corporate tax changes, the personal income tax cuts and other budgetary changes. Mr. Turner attended the priorities and planning committee of the cabinet Tuesday where plans for in- troducing the corporate tax legislation were consider- ed. Thursday at the regular cabinet meeting the deci- sion is expected to be made to pave the way for Mr. Turner to bring on the "big crunch" in parliament by introducing his much discussed corporate tax changes. A major stumbling block in getting approval has been trying to determine the test way to place the mea- sure before the Commons so that the Liberal minority government would be reasonably sure of surviving. It is understood agreement has been reached on proceed- ing by way of one big bill rather than by separate measures for each item. Tiie New Democratic Party has consistently said !t will oppose the corporate tax cuts. It would pre- fer to have the corporate tax measure introduced as a single bill and not included as part of one big bill. Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stamfield has declared his party will only support the corporate tax cut if the measure has a one-year limitation. This one year restriction has been flatly rejected by Mr. Turner. If the NDP and PC's join forces to vole against the corporate tax cut provision it could topple the Trudeau government. But the feeling on parliament hill now is that this is not likely to happan. Inside Classified 26-29 Comics 34 Comment...... 4 District......3, 19 Family 22, 23 Local News 17, 18 Markets........24 Sports 14-16 Theatres 7 TV 6 Weather........2 LOW TONIGHT SO, HIGH THURS. 80; GUSTY WINDS OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons justice committee de- manded a special parlia- mentary investigation of the Ca- nadian penitentiary system Tuesday and wound up getting the job itself. But it took a long day of wrangling, highlighted by a spe- cial debate than ran well past midnight, to settle the issue. It started at a morning meet- ing of the justice commitee when Solicitor-General Warren Allmand appeared as a witness and Conservative members grilled him on a recent rash of prison escapes. Focusing on the weekend break-out by five prisoners from St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary near Montreal, they demanded that a special Commons committee in- vestigate penitentiary and cor- rectional operations. The proposal passed the jus- tice committee unanimously, and Mr. Allmand said he would Jurisdiction questioned YELLOWKNIFE. KW T. (CP) Q-own lawyers argued Tuesday that Mi'. Justice Wil- liam Morrow of (he Northwest Territories Supreme Court has orfy limited iurisdictidi in deal- ing with a caveat application by 7.000 treaty Indians concerning square miles of land. "I'm not saying your Lordship is not competent, but your juris- diction is not competent.'' Crown attorney Ivan Whitehall said as a hearing cpcncd into the application by the Indian Brotherhood cf tha N.W.T. The brotherhood is seeking to file a declaration of the territorial registrar of lands and titles against lands described in two unsettled treaties dating back to 1039 and 1921. Arguments about the validity of the Indians' claims ar.d is- sues bearing on aboriginal rights can only be heard before a federal court, MX. Whitehall said. co-operate with the investiga- tion, if approved by the Com- mons. However, he said the same work could be done quicker and better by an inde- pendent inquiry he ordered Monday to deal with the gen- eral question of Quebec prison security, in particular the re- cent escapes at St. Vincent de Paul, a maximum-security penitentiary, and the medium- security federal institution at Cowansville, Que. In the debate, which started at 8 p.m. EDT and ran until al- most 1 a.m., Mr. Allmand said the correctional system, in- cluding the controversial parole and temporary leave programs, is working far better than it is given credit for. He promised every effort to eliminate errors and mistakes, but said he would not reduce the emphasis Ms department had placed on the rehabilitation of prisoners. DENIES CLAIM In Montreal meanwhile Pi- erre Goulem, director of the Correctional Development Cen- tre in nearby Laval, denies he was informed by prison guards that two of the five prisoners who escaped Sunday were act.' ing strangely and thai, an es- cape was ]ikely. "We had a meeting on Fri- day.'' he s a i d Tuesday night, "and it was never brought up. "I think someone was dishon- est. They didn't tell me, damn it." A spokesman for the prison guards said Tuesday night the guards had informed their su- periors of the strange behavior of Jean-Paul Mercier, and An- dre OuclleUc. Ohio, from the bottom of a steep gorge and flew him, with his uninjured wife Carol, 25, to a hospital at nearby Wankie. Caruthers was hit in the stomach in the shooting, which occurred at the spectacular Vic- toria Falls on the Zambasi. One of the Canadian girls was killed instantly when the four came under automatic-weapons fire from Zambian army trcops on the other side of the river, the government said. The other girl was hit and toppled into the swift-flowing river. Her body has not been recovered but she has been termed dead by the government. In Lusaka, the Zambian capi- tal, a spokesman for the Cana- dian high commission said the mission had been in contact with Zambian authorities over the shooting and had been as- sured of their "complete co-op- eration." The U.S. embassy in Lusaka said it has been in touch with .Zambian officials but it would give no further details. The government has sent an official protest note to Zambia government of Zambia of its government responsible for the shootings. The note said: "The govern- ment of Rhodesia informs the government of Zambia of its deepest concern at this deliber- ate and flagrant violation of hu- man rights." It protested "in the strongest terms at this indiscriminate killing and maiming of innocent people." GUERRILLAS ABSOLVED A Rhodesian statement said there is no question of black na- tionalist have been active in white-ruled Rho- desia the last few being responsible for the shoot- ing, and claimed it had "irrefu- table procf tha'. Zambian troops are responsible. The incident is the second this year in which Zambia trooos have allegedly opened fire across the border and killed ci- vilians. Temperature shoots up in troubled spaceship No Herald crew sails awav to sea LAS P ALMAS. Canary Islands (AP) The raft Acai' with its crew of six women and five men was reported about 250 miles south of Las Palmas today. The news agency Pyresa said the crew radioed it had its first hot and potatoes boiled in sea all aboard were well. The Acali left Las Palmas Saturday for Mexico on a three- month trip to test human be- havior under stress. It is using a sail and the ocean currents to get it there. CAPE KENNEDY. Fla. (AP) One temperature reading in-- side the troubled Skylab space station shot to 150 degrees to- day as the space agency pon- dered whether to rocket three astronauts up to the lab to un- roll a curtain like device to shield the craft from the sear- ing rays of the sun. At least one of the astronauts would have to take a space walk to install the aluminized curtain, which would be about 12 feet by 40 feet in size. Train- ing required for the tricky task could delay the planned Sunday launching of the Skylab 1 astro- nauts. The sun shade is the option receiving the most attention from experts who are coping with what to do about the high temperatures that now make the orbiting laboratory unin- habitable. They say the high readings, which have risen steadily since the craft was launched Monday, are the main barrier to sending astronauts Charles Conrad, Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz into space Sunday to link up with the 86-ton lab. Mission Control reported to- day that throughout the night radio commands frequently shifted the attitude of the Sky-- lab so that different areas were exposed to the sun. TE1MPERATURE JUMPS This helped stabilize the av- erage temperature in the main workshop cabin at about 110 de- grees, a spokesman said. Bui one sensor in a scientific air- lock section sent a reading of 150 degrees. Temperatures on the outside sun-lit surface "remained at a rather high 250 to 300 the spokesman reported. The problem resulted when protective thermal paint was stripped from the spacecraft dicing a launching mishap. Officials now are more in- clined to take the sun shield up and install it if possible. If the decision is made to cany the shield aloft, officials said the launching might be de- layed from Sunday until Friday, May 25, to allow for training in the space walk and other proce- dures. A decision on what to do, and when and if to launch, may not come until Saturday, reported William C. Schneider. Skylab program director. The coun- tdown on the astronauts' Saturn IB rocket continued on schedule in case the green light is given for Sunday. Top labor leaders freed from prison L QUEBEC (CP) Quebec's three top labor leaders were re- leased from prison today after accepting temporary absences from the Quebec justice depart- ment. Marcel Pepin. Yvcn Char- bonneau and Louis Laberge were greeted at the gates of Or- sainville prison by about 100 supporters. They accepted several condi- tions of release Tuesday in- cluding one that will oblige them to spend part of every weekend until September be- hind bars. The three were sentenced to one-year terms for contempt of court in the spring of 1972. Justice Minister Jerome Cho- quette said at a news confer- ence Tuesday: "We are trying to strike a true balance between the neces- sity to permit their rehabilita- tion through working normally at their functions as union offi- cers and at the same time seeing that the judgments are carrried out and that justice is being done." Mr. Pepin, president of the Confederation of National Trade Unions, Mr. Charbonneau, head of the Quebec Teachers Union, and Mr. Laberge, of the Quebec Federation of Labor, signed documents agreeing to abide by conditions set down by the jus- tice department until Septem- ber when they become eligible for parole. The m-fn must return to jail every weekend from noon Sat- urday to 6 p.m. Sunday. The three were convicted of contempt of court last year for counselling workers in some Quebec hospitals to disobey back-to-work court orders dur- ing an April 1972, strike of about provincial public servants. Blast rips Saigon theatre as ICCS works on probe and heard About town "DIC CAMPBELL serving un- dercooked TV dinners to his family while his wife is away at a convention BUI Kergan at a First United Church board meeting saying his wife Jcanctte was at home, "she better be, it's 10 p.m." SAIGON (Reuterl At least 20 persons died and another 30 were injured when an explosion ripped through a packed out- door movie theatre in northern Quang Tri province, South Viet- namese military sources said today. The sources said that Com- munist sappers placed an ex- plosive charge on the site where a mobile cinema team was showing a film six miles south- west of Tarn Ky town. The explosion was the third largest attack against civilians attributed to the Communists since the ceasefire. Meanwhile, officials of the In- ternational Commission of Con- trol and Supervision (ICCS) were completing paperwork to-- day to investigate alleged U.S. bombing raids in South Viet- nam. But there was stSU doubt whether an investigation would get under way. The key problem of how to get to the Viet Coni-con- trolled areas safely has stiH not been settled. The ICCS is still demanding air corridors wider than the Viet Cong are pre- pared to accept. TCCS sources said it is pos- sible the problem may be skirted this time by arranging for the international observers to drive overland to the area. Nixon aides tried to block justice There will be no Herald Mon- J Flies lo Paris WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dential adviser Kenry A. Kis- singer flew today to Paris where he will meet with North Vietnamese special negotiator Le Due Tho to discuss salvag- ing the Vietnam peace agree- ment. There will be no Herald Mon- day, Victoria Day. A full round- up of weekend news and sports will be carried in Tuesday's edition. Display advertisers arc re- minded of (he following dead- lines: Ads Tuesday, May 22, must be received at The Herald by noon Friday, May 18; for Wed- nesday May 23 by a.m. Saturday, May 19; for Thurs- day May 24 by noon, Tuesday, May 22. Classified advertisements re- ceived by a.m. this Satur- day will appear Tuesday. WASHINGTON (AP) Sena- tor Stuart Symington says Pres- ident Nixon's top aides "tried to obstruct justice" by hiding the Watergate affair under a Cen- tral Intelligence Agency um- brella. Testimony before the Senate armed services committee, of which the Missouri Democrat is acting chairman, indicates the ploy didn't work because the CIA refused to go along. But convicted conspirator James McCord says he believes the White House tried to use the cover anyway. Symington released a sum- mary Tuesday of testimony of- fered by Lt.-Gen. Vernon Wal- ters, deputy director of the CIA. That summary and an official digest of the same incident as disclosed by former acting FBI director Patrick Gray make possible a detailed reconstruc- tion of one element of the al- leged White House coverup of the Watergate affair. Gray, who told his story to Senate Watergate investigators, said six days after five men were arrested inside Democrat- ic headquarters at the Water- gate, Walters and Richard Helms, then CIA director, were summoned to the White House to meet with chief of staff H. R. Haldeman and domestic affairs adviser John Ehrlichman in Erlichman's office. Walters said Haldeman told him to tell Gray that if the FBI pursued an investigation -a! cer- tain funds in Mexico, connected with the Watergate case, the in- quiry would compromise cer- tain CIA activities and resourc- es in Mexico. Walters later met with White House Counsel John Dean, since fired, and told him there was no CIA involvement in the Wat- ergate case or related money matters in Mexico. On June 27, the Symingnton summary said, Dean is report- ed to have called Walters to his office again and "asked if there was some way the CIA could go bail or pay the salaries of the individuals accused in the Watergate case while they were m jail." Final arrangements are un- der way in the Old Senate Of- fice Building caucus room in preparation for the Ervin com- mittee's public Watergate hear- ings scheduled to begin Thurs- day. They will be televised on U.S. networks starting at 8 a.m. MST. ;