Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXVII 134 MAY 1974 32 10 Cents Nixon charter WASHINGTON Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski says President Nixon is trying to a of the charter guaranteeing the prose- cutor's independence and his right to subpoena Watergate evidence from White House files Jaworski's challenge to the president's willingness to accept the prosecutor's independence was disclosed Monday shortly after U.S. District Judge John Sirica ordered Nixon to obey a subpoena from the special prosecutor's office demanding tapes of 64 conversations sought as evidence in the Watergate cover-up trial After the Vice-Presi- dent Gerald Ford said the White House should turn over any tapes to a criminal but Nixon counsel James St. Clair said the White House would appeal Sirica's decision U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell began hearing requests from defend- ants in the White House plumbers case for access to files that might support their contention they were working on a legitimate national security matter Jaworski disclosed details of his latest clash jwith the White House in a strongly worded letter to Senator James Eastland Miss chairman of the Senate judiciary committee. MAY BE CALLED Eastland scheduled an executive session of the committee for today and asked St Clair and Jaworski to stand by if called to testify Jaworski told Eastland that in opposing the cover-up trial subpoena St. Cto'r said is the president's contention that he has ultimate authority to de- termine when to whom to and with what evidence to crucial point is that the through his is challenging my right to bring an action against him to obtain or differently he contends that I cannot take the president to the prosecutor said Claresholm fatality among weekend deaths WALTER KERBER photo The end of the trail Shern Billingsley shows off a pair of very sore feet after Monday's Optimist Club Hike for Tikes. Twc hundred fifty finishers raised about for the club's youth projects. Hikers will now take their spon- sorship forms to who will turn the money over to the club or to chartered banks. Story on Page 17. A 42-year-old Claresholm man was killed Saturday night after he was involved in a two- vehicle collision northeast of Lethbridge gas hiked A survey of Lethbridge retail jjasoline outlets this morning indicated the price has increased 9.2 cents per galloon as predicted. The price in garages surveyed ranged 58.S cents per gallon to 66.9 cents per gallon for No. 1 and 52.9 cents per gallon to 61.9 cents per gallon for No. 2. Claresholm on a district road. Robert Arlt was one of eight Albertans who died during the holiday according to a Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday. There were nine traffic deaths in Saskatchewan and two while Manitoba reported three traffic deaths and one in fire. At least 95 persons died accidentally across Canada. A passenger in the Arlt Clarence and the other Robert both of are in satisfactory condition today in Claresholm hospital. RCMP in Lethbridge have released the names of two persons killed early Saturday in a two-car collision near 80 -rniles west of Lethbridge. Sinny Anges of shortly after the which occurred on Highway while John Steven also of died a short time later in hospital. David of died Sunday when the horse he was riding slipped on a muddy road near his 45 miles south of Edmonton. Lightning was thrown face down into a water-filled ditch Edward of died Sunday when his car crashed into a power pole in the city. Inside Classified 30 Comics............21 Comment' 5 District............19 Family 22-23 Local News 18 Markets 29 31 Theatfes .7 TV 6 Weather 3 LOW TONIGHT 35 HIGH WEDNESDAY 65 RAIN Fifth oil plant planned in north CALGARY A con- sortium of five companies is to appear Wednesday before Alberta's energy resources conservation board for permission to build a billion- dollar plant to extract synthetic crude oil from the Athabasca oil sands. The Athabasca oil sand proj- headed by Petrofina Can- ada proposes to start operating its plant in 1982. It would produce barrels of synthetic crude oil and 832 long tons of sulphur each day. The plant is estimated to cost million in terms of 1973 dollars but price increases during the next eight years are expected to increase the final price tag to billion. Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. now operates the only commercial oil sands plant in Alberta but Syncrude Canada a consortium of four oil proposes to have a 000-barrels-a-day facility operating by 1979 and Shell Canada Ltd plans to complete a operation by 1981. B.C. asks restraint VANCOUVER The chairman of the British Columbia Energy Commission says the government may be forced to enact legislation to control gasoline prices if dealers don't check themselves at the pumps Dr. A. R. Thomson made the comment Monday after some- Shell service station operators ignored a government request to hold the line and increased pnces by nine or 10 cents a gallon. pressure is going to build up to use the powers under the energy unless they monitor said Dr. referring to a section of the act not yet proclaimed. The increase by some service stations followed a Shell Canada Ltd. boost in wholesale prices of 8 8 cents a gallon despite an appeal Friday by attorney general Alex MacDonald. Australians await count SYDNEY Prime Minister Gough Whjtlam and Liberal party Leader William Snedden are waiting to learn who won the national election Saturday in Australia. Newspapers on the basis of votes so far that Whitlam's Labor party would win narrowly But the margin of appears to depend on ballots from Australians living overseas or who voted by mail. Party professionals and political writers estimated a margin of one to three seats for Labor in the 127-seai House of Representatives. Final results may not be known for another week. The AOP which calls for conventional open pit mining methods with possibly slurry pipelines tying together several satellite would be located in a block of oil sands leases 38 miles north of Fort 250 miles north of Edmonton. The which would mine the oil sands with four bucket wheel excavators similar to those used by requires energy board approval for its mining scheme and the oil extraction process. The board must also approve an electric power and steam generator with a capacity of 250 megawatts Petrofina has a 35.33-per- cent interest in the consortium with the remainder divided among Pacific Petroleums 32.7 per Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas Co 145 per Murphy Oil Co. 10.48 per and Candel Oil 6.8 per cent. The AOP proposal calls for a main plant with a series of satellite mine developments on adjacent leases which would support the mam plant operation for 70 years Maalot guerrilla defines 'rights' New York Times Service Lebanon Nayef the leader of the guerrillas who attacked the Maalot school in said today that the Palestinian resistance should go to the Middle East peace conference in Geneva if Israel recognized the of the Palestinian people. in an interview defined these rights this as- withdrawal of Israel from the territories occupied during the 1967 Middle East war The right of the Palestinian people to determination in the west bank of Jordan and the Gaza and the creation in that territory of a independent state of Palestinians implementation of all the United Nations resolutions which concern starting from 1947. these rights are then the Palestinian resistance will be able to discuss them with all parties and in all international including Hawatmeh said He said that acceptance by Israel of these points would the road in the future to a democratic solution of the Palestinian and Israeli and allow our people to live together in peace in a democratic society Aides to United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger said he was planning daily shuttles between the two countries at least until Friday Tax due OTTAWA -The dead- line for filing income tax re- turns without penalty is today and the revenue department estimates close to 11 million returns have been filed. Distraught parents plead with children LOS ANGELES The distraught parents of Patricia Hearrt and William and Emily Harris pleaded with their children Monday to surrender as police intensified their hunt for the suspected members of the Symbionese Liberation Army With the memory of last Friday's flaming deaths of six SLA members vivid in her Mrs. Betty Harris1 said- of us just can't bear the thought of seeing anything on film like we saw this past and to think that it might happen to my son is almost unbearable and I do wish he would give himself Mrs. Harris' Frederic flew to Los Angeles from Chicago Monday night to plead with his daughter to surrender to him. And in Catherine mother of the 20-year-old co-ed whose kidnapping on Feb. 4 set off this hope she will give herself up and come home But there was no sign that Miss Hearst or the Harrises were about to voluntarily give up More than 100 state and federal law officers re- mained on full-time duty in search of the who are described as and ex- tremely and possibly the last remnants of the small band of terrorists. Sean and heard About town Grant Day helping a fellow Fort Macleod merchant with his bookkeeping by ringing up a sale on the cash register Joyce Machlejewski wondering what to do with 300 book matches and napkins the day after her wedding. French choice reaffirms conservative outlook By FLORA LEWIS New York Times Service PARIS The election of Valery Giscard d'Estaing as the next president of France elicited an old maxim from one of the country's most revered former leaders News analysis haven't changed the French still want profound but on condition nothing Pierre the left- leaning premier of the told friends as the returns piled up election night. The conservative Giscard combination of voters who feared that his the socialist Francois would open the way to and by people who were tired of Gaullist rule and wanted reform One fairly certain prospect on the horizon of what Mr. Giscard d'Estaing calls a is that the structure of French politics will become more changing from the firm assertion of presidential will to a more normal play of conflicting political pressures The president-elect is a strong and willful by the record But as leader of the Independent the coalition in he will have to rely on his bickering allies for the legislative support that his Gaullist predecessors took for granted At the same he will feel obliged to take more account of the because of the close margin by which he was and because the vote was interpreted by his supporters and their rivals on the left as an approximate social division of France. There were exaggerated warnings during the campaign that Communism was baying at the and that labor strife and civil upheaval were bound to follow another Pnncamatiua uiftnrv there is evidence social discontent. To govern the new president must meet some of the demands of the disgruntled. Giscard d'Estaing has already indicated that he will try to help those most distressed This will probably include a rise in the minimum an amnesty to certain offenders ranging from commutation of death penalties to forgiveness of traffic and other adjustments to meet popular grievances. More is the larger economic which received little public attention during the campaign. The increase in Detroleum orices has hit France especially even though the full impact has not yet been felt. The strategy of the outgoing determined by President Georges was to try to meet the problem with an enormous export campaign so as to maintain maximum employment at whatever the longer-range cost to the stability of the franc. One result was that the rate of inflation during the first quarter of the year wns about this was not only becoming intolerable but also threatened France's ability to participate in the flagging European- movement. As an economic Giscard d'Estaing is expected to take a more realistic look at the dilemma and to try for the kind of European co-operation that will put France more at ease with the United States and with regional partners. West Germany's new Helmut is believed to be willing and eager to offer support. But the condition is tough internal readjustment in France that would dampen inflation at the price of more unemployment and rather than over-all welfare. If he were left to Giscard d'Estaing's record and temperament indicate that he would probably seek the most effective practical regardless of political sentiment. rhat would mean close co- ordination with West the only European country with the resources to help its and more harmony with the United States. French interests in this would probably not be Gaullist prestige and intangible global but more down-to-earth questions of prosperity and security The elections confirmed the old suspicion that the basic conservatism of France would keep the left out of power so long as it was allied with the Communists. It also confirmed the axion that with GISCARD d'ESTAING one voter out of five going steadily there is no alternative to a centre- right coalition except a left coalition based on Communist support.