Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 135 ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1973 PRICE: 15 CENTS FIVE SECTIONS, 66 PAGES Cruising city streets Many motorists may be wishing Police Week had continued throughout the holi- day weekend to keep this RCMP highway patrol aircraft grounded, but it's back to business as usual today for the aircraft. It was trucked down city streets on its way back to Kenyon Field early today after being an attraction at the RCMP Police Week dis- play at the Centre Village Mall Friday and the College Mall Thursday. Prisoner camps visits sought Rhodesia terms killings 'cold-blooded murder' SAIGON Canada is urging the Interna'do. >m- mission of Control and Supervision to visit camps where civilian prisoners are held in South Vietnam. Canadian Commissioner Michel Gauvin introduced a draft letbsr at a commission meeting in Saigon Friday asking the Viet Cong and the Saigon government to permit ICCS visits to the prison camps on both sides. About 700 Chilian prisoners have been returned to Communist hands in the last month and almost 400 have been turned over to the Saigon government by the Com- munists. The exchanges have been supervised by the ICCS, but hampered by the commission's problems is getting adequate safety guarantees for its personnel. The ICCS has not so far carried out its mandate to visit the "last place of detention" of the prisoners it eess returned. In the case of military prisoners exchanged in the first two months of the Vietnam ceasefore, the prison camp visits were carried out only in a nominal fashion the "last place of detention" being frequently taken to mean the prisoners' last stopover on their way to freedom. There were no visits to Viet Cong prisoners in the jungles of South Vietnam, none to North Vietnamese camps outside Hanoi and only a brief visit to the main South Vietnamese PoW camp on Phu Quoc Island. VICTORIA FALLS, Rhodesia (Reuter) A Rhodesian gov- ernment spokesman today de- scribed the Zambian govern- ment's explanation of a shoot- Economic pact signed BONN (AP) Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and West Ger- man Chancellor Willy Brandt signed a 30-year accord today on economic, industrial and technical co-operation that may launch a new era in East-West relations. The signing ceremony in the Bonn foreign ministry took place as thousands of demon- strators gathered in the capital and in the industrial Ruhr to register support or opposition to Brezhnev's five-day visit. The economic pact is the most significant of three set for signing today. ing incident at the Victoria Falls in which two Canadian girls were killed as "so trans- parently fatuous as to be quite unacceptable.'' The spokesman said the deaths were and cold-blooded and ac- cused the Zambian government of attempting to "cover up this crime by trying to justify the barbarity of the act perpetrated by their ill-disciplined soldiers." "A Zambian statement Friday night said the two girls were killed by a Zambian sentry while they were swimming across the Zambezi River to- wards a power station. "In endeavoring to reduce the responsibility to one soldier, they are camouflaging the true the Rhodesian statement said. "This is absolute evidence that a group of soldiers was in- volved and that they kept firing at the unfortunate victims for nearly three hours." Barrett shuffles NDP cabinet Some 250 students receive their degrees today at the spring convocation of the Uni- versity of Lethbridge. Two Canadians, one en eminent Mowat, the other an outstanding Southern Alberta educationist James Cousins, WIN receive honorary doctors of law degrees at the same time- To mark the sixth U of L convocation Pages 30 and 31 of today's Herald are devoted to the convocat- ing students. -M Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets 10, Religion Sports Entertainment TV Weather 22-26 32 4, 5 3, 9 18-20 15, 16 28, 29 32-14 7, 8 6 2 you ask, here's what I'd do, Dick.' LOW TONIGHT 40, HIGH SUNDAY 63; CHANCE OF RAIN By NORMAN GIDNEY VICTORIA (CP) Premier Dave Barrett shuffled his cabi- net Friday, adding five new members and giving Highways Minister Robert Strachan the new portfolio of commercial transport and communication with somp of the duties of his former job. Graham 39, for Prince Rupert and a lormar CBC broadcaster gets Mr. Stra- chan's old post and bench-mate Gary Lauk, 32, who represents Vancouver Centre, is appointed to the department of industrial development, trade and com- merce. Jack Radford, 43, a Canadian Labor Congress representative, becomes minister of recreation snd conservation, one of Re- sources Minister Bob Williami's two portfolios during the last eight months. Two new ministers without portfolio were appointed. Phyllis Young, 48, a researcher with the B.C. Federation of La- hor, will have special duties in the field of consumer affairs and Lome Nicolson, 36, a high school mathematics and physics No Herald Victoria Day There will be no Herald Mon- day, Victoria Day. A full round- up of weekend news and sports will be earned in Tuesday's edition. teacher, will be responsible for planning the government's housing policies. The new woman minister rep- resents the riding of Vancouver- Little Mountain and Mr. Nicol- son won the Nelson-Creston seat in the last election. An earlier Rhodesian state- ment by a senior police officer also discounted the Zambian statement that the girls were swimming on the Zambian side of the river. Superintendent Don Russell, in charge of operations to re- cover the victims' bodies in.the shooting incident, said not even Olympic gold medal swimmer Mark Spitz could survive in the Zambezi at the point in the area of the falls where the two girls died. The Zambian government said Friday the two Canadian tourists were killed by a Zam-, Man sentry while they were swimming toward a vital power station in Zambian territory. The government said in a statement it deeply regretted the deaths of innocent people but said the sentry had a duty to defend the station. Christine Sinclair, 19, of Guelph, Ont. and Marjan Drij- ber, 19, of Rockwpod, Ont., were killed in the incident. John Crothers of the United States was wounded and his wife, Ca- rol, later gave a statement that conflicted with the Zamfoian ex- planation. NONE SURVIVE RIVER Russell described the Zam- bian statement as "just unbe- lievable." He said Rhodesians who have lived at the falls all then- lives "have never known anyone to survive in the river there." Crothers said from his hospi- tal bed Friday night that "as far as I am concerned, there was no provocation what- soever." Alberfa oil gas EDMONTON (CP) Alberta will not comment on a possible federal two-price system for oil and gas until it knows the con- ditions of the policy. Bill Dickie, mines and minerals minister, said Friday. Energy Minister Donald Mac- donald said Thursday the fed- eral government is considering a policy which would mean one price for oil and gas exported to the U.S. and a second for oil and gas products used in Can- ada. Mr. Dickie, in an interview, said Mr. Macdonald had not disclosed any terms and condi- tions of the policy but it could result in Ottawa asking Alberta to sell its gas and oil at a price lower than market value. There would then have to be some anangement for a fiscal equivalent for the province, as well as a fiscal equivalent for oil and gas held in the ground. Such resources are looked on as money in the bank and should receive interest, Mr. Dickie said. Mr. Dickie added that Alber- ta would be most concerned if the federal government placed a ceiling on the price of oil sold in Alberta's 'domestic market area west of the Ottawa Valley line. W. B. Dingle, chairman of the Canadian Petroleum Associa- tion's board of governors, said if was difficult to say if the two- price system would work but added that he opposed it be- cause "somebody is subsidiz- ing somebody." Ex-Nixon aide linked to spy clemency offer NIKON WON T WASHINGTON (AP) A source close to the Senate Watergate hearing says investigators believe they can establish that former presidential counsellor John Ehrlichman authorized repeated offers of executive clemency made to James McCord. McCord has been convicted of wiretapping, burglary and con- spiracy in the case. He testified in televised hearings Friday that former White House aide John Caulfield repeatedly pressed him, and once threat- ened him, in an attempt to get him to go to jail without talk- ing. McCord quoted Caulfield as saying executive clemency would be given him after a year in jail, that the offer had come "from the highest levels of the White and that Presi- dent Nixon had been told of the offers and would be informed of McCord's decision. McCord said he assumed Caulfield meant the offer came from the president, Ehrlichman or White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman. Caulfield will be called as the next witness before the Senate healings. He is scheduled to testify after McCord finishes at the next session, scheduled for Tuesday. ADMITS MEETINGS Caulfield issued a statement Friday saying that McCord's testimony "does not fully re- flect my best recollection of the events but that he met with McCord "on three occa- sions in January and conveyed to him certain messages from a high White House official." Staff investigators already have questioned Caulfield, on leave from his job at the treas- ury department Sources say Caulfield has declined to say whether anyone higher up au- thorized him to make the cle- mency offers to McCord. They say origin a'hr Caulfield said that he merely pretended to McCord that his offers came from higher-ups, and that he was just "puffing" to impress McCord of" the importance of his silence. However, the sources said "Caulfield was Ehrlichman's and indicated they can prove orders regarding cle- mency came from Ehrlichman. The sources said investigators have no evidence President Nixon himself is linked to the clemency offer. The White House repeated Friday an ear- lier denial, saying Nixon "at no time authorized anyone to rep- resent him in offering executive clemency." Executive clemency can be "granted only by the president. Caulfield, 44, a former New York City police officer, was a staff assistant to fired presiden- tial counsel John Dean until March, 1972. when he joined the treasury department. McCord told reporters after the hearing Friday that he had heard a "rumble" that Caulfield pri- vately had implicated Dean in the clemency offer. New York Times Service WASHINGTON The White House declared Friday that President Nixon had no inten- tion of resigning. Speeches suggesting that the president was considering re- signing because of the Water- gate scandal were made Thurs- day by Sargent Shriver, the Democrats' 1972 vice presiden- tial candidate, and Joseph A. Califano Jr., a ranking White House aide in the Johnson ad- ministration. Their remarks produced a torrent of questions about resig- nation and impeachment at t h e morning news briefing given by Ronald L. Ziegler, the White House press secretary. It was the first time he had been forc- ed to entertain such inquiries. "The president of the United said Ziegler after the first question, "has a lot to do and a lot to accomplish in the second term, and he fully in- tends to do that." He repeated the same asser- tions twice, remarking that "the President intends to con- tinue in this work" and that "he was elected to lead this coun- try as president in 1972, and that he intends to Asked whether his statement had been authorized by Nixon the press secretary replied: "Indeed, it is made with a total awareness of the president's point of view." Mitchell 'protecting' president NEW YORK (AP) Martha Mitchell told reporters outside her Manhattan apartment Fri- day that President; Nixon should resign and that her husband has been "protecting" the presi- dent. Mrs. Mitchell came down to report that she and her hus- band, former allorney-general John Mitchell, had been watch- ing the Watergate hearings on television. "Mr. Mitchell's reactions to the televised hearings are the srme that I'm telling she said in an interview. "That Mr. Mitchell and I went to ton to help this country. We d'dn't oi-olit one iota from any- thing. Nothing." Apologizing that "I've mean to you Mrs. Mitchell reporters she had to "get publicity in order to clear two guiltless people, my husband and you can place all the "blame right on the White House." Pressed to clarify that re- mark, she said: "Well, where do you think all this originated? Do you think my husband's that stupid? And whom do vou think he's been protecting? It's "Mr. President he has been protecting under no uncer- tain she said. Seen and heard About town (PONST. Doug Harris a s k- ing a man who just re- ceived a stiff fine to leave the court dcor on its hinges during his exit Lawyer Charlie Virtue attemtping to find out the name of the court buildings so he'll end up in the right court at the right time in the future. ARCHIBALD COX Watergate prosecutor ited CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Archibald G. Cox, the Harvard University law professor se- lected as special prosecutor for the Watergate case, says the guidelines under which he'll work are not entirely what he would have wished but "will provide me with sufficient inde- pendence." Cox told a television inter- viewer Friday night that he dis- cussed the guidelines by tele- phone with Attorney-General- designate Elliot L. Richardson before their publication. "Changes were made during the he said, but added that Richardson refused to go along with all the changes he sought. Cox did not elabo- rate. "I am confident I shall be in- he told the inter- viewer. "As to the rest, I can only say I will do the best I can." Richardson, whom Cox taught labor law at Harvard Law Sc'icol in 1947, announced his selection Friday afternoon. He said Cox will have a free hand to choose his staff. Richardson said, however, that he will "retain ultimate power of removal" over the special prosecutor. TO FACE SENATE Richardson and Cox will ap- pear together Monday before the Senate judiciary committee, which has delayed acting on Richardson's confirmation as attorney-general pending defini- tion of how the special prose- cutor wil work. Cox's salary of a year plus office expenses will be paid by the justice department. Cox said he has "mixed feel' ings" about the job. Asked at a news conference why he ac- cepted the appointment, he sa.d: "It's an enormously impor- tant job. It is essential to re- store a sense of honor, of integ- rity, of confidence in our gov- ernment. The only way to do it is through an investigation of the failures. It is an awesome task." The 61-year-old WiUiston pro- fessor of law at Harvard said his first job as special prose- cutor will be to try to get "on top" of the various aspects o! the Watergate case. He said that, if evidence were discovered to implicate the president, "it would be re- ported." B.C. civil service gets 10 p.c. pay hike VICTORIA (CP) Pay in- creases averaging 10 per cent, with hefty catch-up awards to lower catgories, were announc- ed Friday for the British Colum- bia Civil Service. A joint statement by Provin- cial Secretary Ernie Hall and John Fryer, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union, said government workers who now earn less than a month will get an increase of this year. Those making more than this amount will get a 10-per-cent increase. Mr. Hall said the pay raise for the government's em- ployees will cost million and is retroactive to April 1. Another feature of the agree- ment was improved holidays for long-service employees. Those with 10 years in the government service will get 17 days annual vacation, those with 15 years or more wiE get four weeks.