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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I LITHBHIDUE ncnnkw IUW News In brief classiest orators OTTAWA For the First time in the five-year his- tory of the national high school debating a team from a province other than Ontario is the winner. Alberta outclassed all com- petition during the weekend in competitions at the University of dropping Ontario to second place after five straight winning appearances. Members of the winning team were Pat Rob Bob Laporte and Debbie all of Jim Hathaway of Calgary and Dan Hooper of Tomahawk. Hathaway and Hayward made the victory even sweeter by ranking second and sixth respectively in individual standings behind Peter Mancini of the first Nova Scotia entrant ever to take top over- all honors. Agnew made aware of break-in BALTIMORE Jeb Stuart Magruder says in pub- lished excerpts of his new book on Watergate that he told Spiro Agnew two days after the break-in that it was The Baltimore Sun says the which is to be published in says the then vice- president replied that he did not want to discuss it with him again. 39. was deputy director of the Committee to Reelect the President. His book is to be titled An American One Man's Road to Watergate. Magruder said he played tennis with Agnew June 19 and we around 11 at Agnew called me aside. 'Jeb what the hell is go- ing instinct was to be can- did. 'It was our I said. It got screwed up. We're trying to take care of it.' frowned and looked away. 'I don't think we ought to discuss it in that Strike results from grievances MONTREAL A spokesman for non- professional workers at Notre Dame Hospital said Monday night there are 235 patients in the 850-bed hospital where workers are in the sixth day of a series of rotating two-hour walkouts The spokesman for the members of a union affiliated with the Confederation of National Trade said nurses and supervisory personnel are running essential services at the hospital during the walkouts The union spokesman said the dispute centres on a list of more than 350 employee griev- ances as well as hiring proce- dure for inhalation therapists. Gunman falls asleep on job SEOUL Three gun- men caught napping by one of 24 hostages in a Seoul tearoom were arrested today by police- men and soldiers the hostage summoned. The an employee of the telephoned police when the men fell asleep after holding their captives at gunpoint for 20 hours. A rescue squad entered the shop in the basement of a United Nations building and arrested the gunmen after a brief scuffle. None of the hostages was in- jured during the ordeal that began after the trio allegedly stole an killed a police officer during a chase through and commandeered a bus to the UN building in Myong-Dong one of Seoul's busiest business districts. The three gunmen were de- scribed by police as soldiers and exconvicts who deserted with the intention of committing robbery. Police seize 500 pounds hash VICTORIA Three men were in custody and were to appear in provincial court here today after police seized 500 pounds of marijuana valued at and impounded a 21-foot American cabine cruiser during the weekend. Police did not identify the but said all were Canadians. They are charged with conspiracy to traffic in a narcotic. Two teen-agers found 10 boxes containing the drug on a beach at about 30 miles north of here on Saturday. When police the pile had grown to 20 boxes. Police began a stakeout and arrested one man on the beach. Two others were arrested at a boat at a Sooke marina. French schools sought in B.C. The French-Canadian Federation of British Columbia reaffirmed Sunday its stand to press for French language public schools where they are needed in B.C. Federation manager Doug Brown said B.C. is the only province without French- speaking public schools. don't expect miracles overnight but we want our members to keep putting their case before school boards and said Mr. Brown. Four die in B.C. mishaps THE CANADIAN PRESS At least four persons died accidentally in British Columbia during the Victoria Day weekend. Ernest of Vancouver was missing and presumed drowned Saturday in Alouette Lake near the Fraser Valley community of BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE Maple Ridge after a canoe he was in overturned. Russell Albert of Osoyoos was killed Saturday night in a head-on crash on Highway 97 near Peachland in the Okanagan. Murray of Nelson died Sunday when he was strangled by a chain while playing with friends in Nelson. Paul of St. died Sunday when the car he was driving left the Trans-Canada hit a large rock and went into a ditch about 20 miles east of Kamloops- .grr Quiet weekend in the park A heavy snowfall Friday put the damper on the usual Victoria Day weekend activities at Waterton National Park. several campers braved the elements. Motels in town still had vacancies Saturday night. RCMP report a quiet long weekend. A contingent of six welfare workers from the Lethbridge office of health and social development were prepared to act if incidents involving young people got out of hand. They stayed home when RCMP advised them they would not be needed. Energy man quits after CBC story OTTAWA Donald J. former head of the domestic policy branch of the National Energy has accused of a conflict of interest by board chairman Marshall A Crowe. Mr. after four years with the became acting director of supply for the federal energy allocations board when it was established in January by Parliament. In both he was one of the most responsible govern- ment officials connected with maintaining and allocating na- tional petroleum supplies. His resignation and the cir- cumstances surrounding it were made public Monday night on the regional CBC television program This Day after a three-week investigation by CBC staff. The CBC information was presented to Mr. Crowe and the board May 3. Mr. Morgan was called in to discuss the matter May at which time he verbally resigned. His formal written resignation was submitted May 10. Through it while admit- ting he formed a private com- pany called Trident Trading and Transportation in 1972 and sold a cargo lot of Caribbean petroleum to a United States buyer that same he maintained his action did not constitute conflict of interest. although CBC documentation indicates an attempt to sell another load of crude oil to a Montreal refinery last March at the height of the international oil Mr. Morgan told the board the 1972 transaction was his one and only venture. Government resigns BANGKOK Premier Sanya Thammasak and his eight-month-old civilian government resigned and a military alert was declared throughout Thailand. Gen. Kris com- mander-in-chief of the army and national security said the alert was a pre- cautionary measure to insure the security of the country. alert is not a prepara- tion for a the general adding that he did not ex- pect any trouble. Thai respects the.king. The king is in command of the Quebec flooding improvement near By THE CANADIAN PRESS The battle of wills between man and nature continued to- day as municipalities through- out Quebec fight to prevent further damage from rising flood waters. There appeared some hope the situation would improve for communities near the most severely affected during the past while areas around Mcr.treal continued to experience heavy flooding. At 90 miles north of flood waters from the Gatineau River continued to abate and a Hydro-Quebec spokesman said the water the modaeiylic vuiy Hbre from Monsanto Restyles like real heal resistant and 1 year manufacturers quality guarantee and featuring the latest 4 WAY STRETCH WEFTING New Trend' ISO.OO 3 of ttM nwny at... BOUTIQUE College Mall Phone 328-1525 level dropped about a foot Monday although it still remains 12 feet above normal. Some of the Maniwaki resi- dents evacuated from 425 flooded homes were cautiously returning to their homes Monday but the spokesman said it might take several weeks before everyone was back. Hydro officials reduced the spill-off flow through the Mer- cier Dam by cubic bringing the flow to feet a second. At the height of the the flow was cubic feet a second. municipal offi- cials of four communities near Montreal were pooling their resources in an effort to combat flooding of the Riviere des Prairies which flows out of Lake of Two Mountains. Officials of Hydro-Quebec said flow at the Carillon Dam near was increased Monday to cubic feet a second from as attention focused on the Ottawa River and the Point Gatineau and Chelsea regions. A Hydro spokesman said the increased flow at the Carillon Dam was being compensated by the reduced flow from the Gatineau River which is regulated by the Mercier Dam. The level on the Ottawa River was not expected to rise more than two or three inches he said Relevant tapes release urged Wash. Vice-President Gerald Ford says President Nixon should give special prosecutor Leon Jaworski those portions of Watergate-related tapes are relevant to a criminal Although Ford's words at a news conference Monday were in line with previous they took on added significance in light of U.S. District Judge John Sirica's order that Nixon surrender 64 tapes demanded by Jaworski. The White House said it would appeal Sirica's decision on the which Jaworski wants for an upcoming trial. would urge the White House to co-operate to the said who flew here from a two-day holiday in Hawaii and then returned tb on an overnight flight. At both the news conference and a speech to 750 Ford said Republicans should be proud to run on the foreign policy achievements of the Nixon administration. president in the history of the United States has a bet- ter record of peace than President he said. The rest of the world to our president for Ford did not discuss directly the latest Sirica order but said the important thing was whether the materials related to criminal proceedings. they are. those portions of the tapes ought to be made said Ford. He added that he has consistently urged the White House to display co-operation than has been given at the in dealings with Jaworski and the House of Representatives im- peachment inquiry. Leaders indicate all-out vote fight By THE CANADIAN PRESS Prime Minister Trudeau and New Democratic Party Leader David Lewis took to the campaign trail in fighting trim during the opening what promises to be an all-out election battle between now and July 8. Mr. Trudeau opened his campaign with a IVz-day swing through Metropolitan Toronto declaring leadership the foremost issue for the electorate to decide. He was out again carrying the same message to voters in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. Mr. Lewis also opened his campaign in loosing a bitter stream of rhetoric at large monstrous -private and urging the country.to elect an NDP Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield remained behind in meeting party officials and preparing for his personal campaign start Thursday in Winnipeg. A spokesman said the break gave Mr. Stanfield a chance to rest and a little sun in the back before striking out in search of votes. No ap- pearances have been scheduled .before Thursday but the Conservative leader may attend one or two nominating the spokesman said. Mr. Trudeau set a ag- gressive tone for his attacking the Conservatives and New Democrats repeatedly. In where he can- vassed personally on a residential toured a downtown and spoke at campaign headquarters in two he promised to flat until election day. challenge any candidate to run harder than I he said to cheers and applause from more than 300 workers and candidates at York University Saturday. In where he spoke at a nominating con- vention Monday night for Veterans' Affairs Minister Dan he accused the opposition of forcing the election for self-serving purposes. were thinking of their not the country. weren't looking for an but believe me it will find us The Prince Edward Island stop followed a visit to St. where he spoke to about 150 workers and toured a fish-processing plant that has been aided by federal assistance. He was accompanied during the weekend by Mrs. who was applauded by crowds everywhere she went. Mrs. Pierre Trudeau and' said one sign outside a St. John's hotel. Son five accompanied his parents Monday. His brother remained in Ottawa. Mr. Lewis opened his cam- paign with a hard-hitting speech Sunday when he asked 300 hun- dred supporters in the corporations and their profits matter or do people matter say people matter It was the first stop on a 10- 10-city tour for the 64- year-old waging his second campaign as national party leader. He flew later to Winnipeg where he faced only a light schedule for the Victoria Day holiday. It included a low-key news conference where his words contrasted sharply with his opening rhetoric in Toronto. While Mr. Trudeau was on the East Coast accusing him of the on Mr. Lewis told reporters the NDP had tried to make Parliament work and would try now to the system by fighting corporate influence on government and consumers. Mr. Lewis moves into Saskatchewan for appearances in Regina and in the tightly-contested riding of won in 1972 by New Democrat Bill Knight. Mr. Stanfield is to remain in Ottawa but Mr. Trudeau will be off this time to Montreal for his own nominating convention in Mount Royal. New threat for Nixon WASHINGTON President Nixon is facing a new subpoena threat from the House of Representatives judiciary committee unless he agrees to turn over tapes and other requested material. Tearful rescue Young whose face is reflecting obvious is rescued from turbulent water in Ont. on weekend. ;