Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD May 1974 News In brief Fines up for odometer cheaters VICTORIA Transport and .Communications Minister Bob Strachan has introduced amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act which would increase the fines to corporations found guilty of altering odometers to mislead prospective purchasers of vehicles. Conviction of a corporation on a first offence would result in a fine of not less than and not more than and a corporation convicted of a subsequent offence would be liable to a fine of not less than and not more than Existing legislation provides for a maximum fine of 'UFO' mystery solved DRUMHELLER The mystery of the flying by residents Tuesday night has been solved. Residents bombarded police and the local radio station with reports of between five -and 28 described as up like cigarette The residents were actually witnessing a ''modern rainmaker's said ERA Instruments a Calgary-based company engaged in a weather modification program aimed at reducing the size of hailstones. Tuesday ERA was dropping 60 silver iodide flares over the Drumheller area for cloud a process to turn the hail into a company spokesman said in Calgary. Couple charged with murder DRUMHELLER A manslaughter charge against a couple whose four-year-old daughter was beaten to death was raised Tuesday to non- capital murder. Harold Myrby. 35 and his 23- vear-old wife. Linda were originally charged with manslaughter in the Christmas Day death last year of their Susan Bertha. The charge was ordered raised at a preliminary hearing on the order of the presiding judge. Teachers voting on contract CALGARY Calgary's 1.000 separate school who have been working without a contract since were to vote today on a provincial conciliator's report. The teachers and the separate school board appealed to the conciliator after bilateral contract negotiations collapsed. Before going to the the board's final offer was a salary increase of while the teachers asked for at least 10- per-cent. Hash traffickers sentenced NORTH B C. Two men arrested after police seized 275 pounds of hashish from a pleasure craft last year were sentenced to jail terms when they appeared in court Tuesddv. Sydney Lester of Vancouver was sentenced to eight years and Robert Edward of Calgary was sentenced to five years. Both had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic in hashish. given life sentence REGINA Delbert Frederick of Regina was sentenced Tuesday to life imprisonment after being found guilty of non-capital murder. Alexson. a former orderly with Pioneer Village Nursing was charged with the killing of William Burch. a senile patient at the nursing home. Defence counsel Roy Wellman told the court that Alexson had been drinking heavily before the killing and did not know or remember what he did during that period. Mr. Wellman said there was a possibility that Alexson killed Mr. Burch in self- defence. Ford ouster sought WASHINGTON A lawyer's organization has asked a federal court to set aside the 1972 presidential election as utter and to order the ouster of President Nixon and Vice- President Gerald Ford. The filed Tuesday in United States district court by the National Lawyers contends the election was in- valid because of criminal and otherwise unlawful committed in Nixon's reelection campaign. These the suit amounted to a conspiracy that violated the U S. people's right to a republican form of government and their right to democratic self-government through meaningful and full participation in the political Mystery sub beats it STOCKHOLM An unidentified submarine that was reported trapped by a small task force of the Swedish Navy in a Baltic bay left Swedish waters after the task force was the defence headquarters reported. The headquarters said it pulled out the task force to give the submarine calculated chance to leave Swedish territorial seems we have accom- plished what we a defence spokesman said. Prisoners surrender BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL KANSAS CITY Prisoners at the Jackson County jail seized three guards as hostages and held control of one section of the prison for three hours before surrendering early today. Recipe Plan Takes Off Ugly Fat It's simple how one may lose of unsightly fat right in your own home. 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Government member Peter Trynchy rose a half-hour before the end of the afternoon session to adjourn debate on the resolution from Opposition Leader Bob Clark. The opposition insisted on a standing vote. The resolution was defeated 36-18. By adjourning the the government avoided being forced to show its colors on the matter. The resolution will probably not come up for debate again until the fall session. It would have committed the legislature to limit election expenditures by candidates and call for disclosure of contributions over and permit provincial tax deductions for contributions to political parties and candidates. Mr. Clark said the legislature should establish a committee to report in time for legislation to be passed this before the next provincial election expected in June 1975. He said the move would demonstrate to the people of Alberta that the legislature was in promoting the democratic process. The province had a chance to make electoral reforms before something like Insect fighter Dale 1423 23rd St. is one of a crew of four busy painting a solution of the insecticide Dimethoate on city trees. A ring about 12 inches deep five feet off the ground protects the trees against various such as aphids. The face mask protects the applicators from fumes. Nixon rejects subpoena WASHINGTON President Nixon notified the House of Representatives judiciary committee today that he will not comply with a subpoena demanding tapes of 11 conversations related to the Watergate political espionage scandal. Representative Wiley Mayne emerged from a closed committee session and told reporters that the White House response was delivered to committee Chairman Peter Rodino about 11 a.m.. one hour past the deadline set by the subpoena for a reply. Mayne said Rodino told the 38-member committee that he had just received the response he said it was unfavorable it was Nixon offered the committee one edited transcript in response to the committee's request for tapes of 66 White House conversations dealing with the dairy industry and In- ternational Telephone and Telegraph Corp. Nixon's James St. said the president feels he has already given the com- mittee everything else it needs for that phase of its impeachment inquiry. St. Clair said many of the 66 conversations sought by the committee in connection with the ITT and dairy industry matters were not .recorded and that others were not pertinent to the committee's inquiry. All that will be he is a partial transcript of an April conversation between former attor- ney-general John Mitchell and former White House aide H. R. Haldeman. CASE DISCUSSED Clair said testimony at the Senate Watergate hearings shows that there was discussion of the ITT case during that meeting. St. Clair spoke to reporters before entering another closed door hearing of the committee. The committee heard the tape of a March meeting on and some members said it was the most damaging evidence against Nixon they have yet heard. In another major develop- judiciary committee Chairman Peter Rodino told reporters Tuesday that a significant portion of a March White House transcript may be missing. Rodino said the tape record- ing representing that transcript apparently includes a discussion by Nixon of the possibility of White House involvement in the Watergate cover-up. Nixon has said he first learned of the cover-up March 1973. Rodino said the committee has been given a tape by the Watergate grand jury that records a conversation between Nixon and press secretary Ronald Ziegler June after Nixon had spent several hours listening to tapes of other meetings. Rodino said one of the meet- ings they discussed was March between Nixon and then White House counsel John Dean. Rodino said it included discussion of the Watergate matter and the possible involvement of White House personnel and The White House-released transcript of the March 17 meeting makes no mention of Watergate. The committee heard Tues- day a tape of the March 21 talk between Nixon and Dean. It convinced some Democrats that Nixon ordered Dean to pay Hunt in hush money. was a command It was said very said Representative Jerome Waldie after the closed committee hearing. Standby energy bill is killed WASHINGTON -The United States House of Repre- sentatives has and probably standby emergency energy legislation that would have given President Nixon gasoline rationing powers in the event of a renewed crisis. The House action coincided Tuesday with a warning by the Federal Power Commission that a slight dis- ruption of fuel supply could produce power this summer. At the same the American Automobile Association said there appear to be no serious gasoline supply problems and that pump prices are holding steady. And in New the head of a petroleum industry research group said high prices for oil have reduced demand and the world is moving rapidly towards an oil surplus. John executive director of the Petroleum In- dustry Research Foundation would say if present price levels remain in force the surplus could be with us for some even if Saudi Kuwait and Libya maintain existing production VETO THREATENED The 207-to-191 House vote against the standby measure centred on a provision designed to roll back domestic crude oil prices to pre- embargo levels. A similar rollback provision led to the president's veto of the origi- nal energy and the Whit0 House has made it clear Nixon would veto the standby measure as well. the Watergate affair he said. But Dr. Allan minister of lands and said he was at all that dollars were at the heart of political success. People voted for the individual and what he stood for. the dishonest will object to full Ted Hinman told the house. people with charisma can get elected even if they won't have any if they have He said the move would remove hidden pressure groups. want an elected legislature not committed to anything but the announced he said. would equalize the opportunity of the electorate to evaluate the Charlie Drain Pincher Creek said the resolution should go further. The length of campaigns should be shortened from 39 days to 25 or 30 days. While he agreed with what the resolution was aimed Dave King Edmonton said limits would be difficult to enforce eauitablv. Slapping on controls would also send candidates to Spokane cable television stations to broadcast to the province with no control by Canada. Mr. King also said contributors to two or more opposing parties might not want their contributions made public. Such contributors were making a healthy opposition he said. Stanfield enters campaign fray in low-key style By The CANADIAN PRESS Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield joined the election battle Tuesday with appearances at two Toronto nominating meetings. But unlike the already- rolling campaigns of Prime Minister Trudeau and New Democratic Party Leader David it was a low-key start. The Conservative leader allowed almost no advance publicity and made no major announcements when he spoke in Don Valley and Scarborough both won by Conservatives in 1972. He is not scheduled to start his campaign officially until Thursday in Winnipeg. Sources say his slow start is a deliberate s.trategy manoeuvre to avoid peaking before election day. Mr. who visited Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island during the holiday carried his campaign into Quebec winning personal nomination at an enthusiastic convention in Montreal Mount Royal. He has held the seat by a wide margin since entering federal politics in 1965. Mr. on a 10- city national moved from Manitoba into Saskatchewan where he delivered an NDP policy speech on agriculture and answered questions on an open-line radio show. Mr. Stanfield renewed his longstanding call for price and wage controls when he spoke to applauding supporters in Toronto. The Conservative Leader also commented on Prime Minister Trudeau's weekend pledge to campaign flat between now and July 8. don't care how he goes long as he Mr. Trudeau. addressing a partisan overflow crowd at the Mount Royal Town continued the punching style that marked the opening of his campaign. Fists clenched and eyes he critic'zed both opposition Mr. Lewis in particular. The NDP Leader claimed he wanted to fight the prime minister he voted against a budget that would have cut the sales tax on clothing and shoes and he voted against a budget increasing corporate NO MATTER Mr. shouting into the said Finance Minister John Turner could have given the NDP leader copy of the Holy Bible wrapped in the Regina and the NDP still would have opposed the budget and forced an election. Mr. speaking at a nominating meeting in Assi- urged farmers to vote for NDP agricultural policies. farmers are sick and tired of the on- again programs we've had un- der Tory and Liberal govern- he said in his first major campaign speech on agriculture. are particularly tired of the antics of Otto Lang in his single-minded devotion to the destruction of the Canadian wheat Mr. minister of also is responsible for the board. 'TORIES HELPING' Mr. Lewis said Mr. Lang wants to end board control over domestic feed grains and him hammer and tongs are the Tories.'' The federal government plans to implement a new policy Aug. 1 that will remove feed grains marketing from board control. Mr. Lewis told a Regina radio audience that the NDP is ready to form a government if elected to power. Two teenagers freed after beating EDMONTON Police and RCMP arrested four men Tuesday and freed two teen-age boys who were kidnapped at gunpoint in downtown Edmonton Monday night. A police spokesman said the aged 17 and 18 but not identified by were taken to Cooking east of and severely beaten. After their rescue by they were treated in hospital and released. The four men arrested were identified as Alan Herbert Dennis William and Stanley 21. all of no fixed ad- dress. Police said one suspect was arrested in Edmonton Tuesday morning. Two others were arrested about 3 p.m. and one hostage was freed. The fourth suspect was arrested at Cooking Lake and the second hostage rescued about 6 p.m. Kidnappers telephoned the home of one of the victims about midnight and demanded a ransom from one family and from the other. Both families are middle-class police said. Socreds hassle over election VANCOUVER The president of the Federal Social Credit Party of British Columbia said Tuesday a group in the party has tried to block party members -from running in the July 8 federal election. faction is giving us a hell of a lot of trouble and I'm fed up with said Ted Adlem of New He said he believes those applying the pressure are doing so help the Conservatives get just bandwagoners. If they were really they would be helping not the Bob a former Social Credit now running federally for the Conservative said he asked the federal Social Credit candidate in the Fraser Valley West riding not to run against him. And in the Kamloops- Cariboo four members of the party provincial executive have written to the federal Social Credit president of the riding asking that no party member be nominated. Ed the Social Credit candidate in Fraser Valley said Mr. Wenman to convince me not to run because the Conservatives have to spend in this riding and they are stronger than said he would have a better chance if there was no Social Credit candidate running. But I think the Social Credit party has more to offer than the so why not let them The riding now is represented by Mark Rose of the New Democratic Party. Mr. Adlem said the four members of the provincial executive in Kamloops meet without telling local president Phil a former B.C. cabinet minister. don't know who they think they but this is none of their said Mr. Adlem. Charged B.C. Police are seeking a former mobile home dealer who has been charged with theft. RCMP said Robert Montgomery formerly of has been charged with theft from budget mobile homes. Officials estimate losses to customers and creditors at Newcomer beats Pembina MP for nomination Compiled from Canadian Press Peter a relative novice in the federal political won an upset nomination Tuesday night to defeat the incumbent for the Progressive Convervative nomination in Pembina riding. Mr. who lives in the Ardrossan defeated Dan MP in the last taking 419 votes on the first ballot among the 798 registered delegates. Mr. Elzinga is president of the Clover Bar Provincial Conservative a member of three farm organizations and a graduate in economic science and social philosophy. The nomination meeting was held in Westlock. veteran NDP member of Parliament Stanley Knowles officially entered his 16th election campaign Tuesday night when he was nominated by acclamation to represent his party in Winnipeg North Centre. Mr. has represented the riding for 28 years. In other nominations Ann a director of the National Farmers was nominated to contest Peace River constituency for the New Democratic Party in the July 8 federal election. She was opposed by three men. Peace River has been represented since 1958 in the Commons by conservative Ged who is not seeking a 33-year- old high school physics was nominated by acclamation as the NDP candidate in Calgary Centre. Mr. an unsuccessful candidate in the 1971 provincial will be running against incumbent Conservative MP Harvie Andre. Ron Collister defeated three opponents to win the Progressive Conservative nomination in the Toronto riding of York- Scarborough. Mr. Collister was the senior Parliamentary reporter for the CBC-TV network. The riding has been held since 1965 by Robert minister of national revenue. Aid. Una Evans was nominated as Liberal candidate for Edmonton East. Mrs. whose nomination was also ran as a Liberal in 1972 but was defeated by Progressive Conservative Bill Skoreyko.