Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 139 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY. MAY PRICE: TEN CENT? TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES Canada threatens to quit meeting SAIGON (AP) Canada threatened to walk out of a meeting of the International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) today to pro- test the refusal of Poland and Hungary to permit the discussion alleged North Vietnamese troop infiltration into South Vietnam. Ambassador Michel Gauvin, head of the Can- adian ICCS delegation, three times warned that he would quit the meeting, amid speculation that the Canadian government is about to pull its peace observation contingent out of Vietnam. Gauvin's warning did not amount to a threat to withdraw Canada's contingent from Vietnam but only to protest the current'dispute. Canada refuses to accept that any memfcer country can prevent the reports of another from being placed on the ICCS agenda. A member of the Hungarian delegation told reporters during a recess: "We are tired of intimi- dation." "So what, if the Canadians walk he said. "There are already others ready to take their place." He said that should the Canadians withdraw entirely from the ICCS, it would not mean the death of the organization. Death penalty bill debate grinds on By VIC PARSONS OTTAWA (CP) An MP in favor of the death- penalty read summaries of murder cases and an aboli- tionist quoted the views of a slain policeman's widow Thursday as the Commons debate on capital punish- ment continued through its 10th day. Sinclair Stevens cited two 1969 killings of policemen in which murderers had their death sentences commuted by the government to Me imprisonment as he argued that the death penalty should be extended to murders other than those of policemen and prison guards on duty. Conservative justice critic Gordon Fairweather (Fundy-Royal) had earlier said MPs should remember the words of Pauline Maitland, wife of a slain Tor- onto policeman. "I do not believe in capital she was quoted as saying. "Taking another life would not bring my own husband back." Mr. Stevens was the 90th of 95 speakers so far in tee second-reading debate on a government bill to ex- tend a trial suspension of the death penalty to 1977. The previous suspension ended Dec. 29. A vote is expected next Tuesday night after one more day of debate. Mr. Stevens said he hopes to amend the bill as it goes to committee stage for detailed study. He wants the death penalty to apply to murder in the course of rape, kidnapping, skyjacking and in cases of hiring or inciting to till, whether or not the slay- ing itself is punishable by death. The bill has support of Prime Minister Trudeau, Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and NDP Leader David Lews. Mr. Stevens said Canadians should not think they are uncivilized to retain the death penalty. Only nine nations now had full abolition. Mr. Fairweather, who embraced abolition when he saw his father, a judge, agonize over pronouncing death sentences, and capital punishment "makes hang- men of us all." While supporting the bill, he chastised the govern- ment for not taking a firm stand on the question. Social Credit Leader Real Caouette, the only party chief to oppose the bill, said there should ba a refer- endum on the question. People have lost confidence in the judicial system, he said. For Marcel Lambert 55 commutations of the death penalty Since 1962 were an abuse of the royal prerogative that could be laid dir- ectly at the feet of the cabinet. There have been no hangings since 1962. even in cases that provide for the death penalty. Earlier Thursday Energy Minister Donald Macdon- ald told the Commons the government has already act- ed on some suggestions in a confidential report on energy policy leaked to the press. The report, published hi the Toronto Star, says the United States is being allowed to buy Canadian energy resources too cheaply. Mr. Macdonald said a ceiling on sales of oil and gas to the United States is evidence that the govern- ment has acted on some parts of the 1971 study. 22 4 I Comics vj Comment District Family 18-19 Joan Waterfield 9 Local News 13-14 .psstTi Markets 23 Sports I Entertainment j s 15 5-8 2 12 Govt inaction hits college By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer For the second year in a row, administrative work at the Lethbridge Community College could grind to a halt this summer because of inac- tion by the provincial govern- ment. LCC president Dr. C. D. Stewart said Thursday the problem may be "even First ministers at loggerheads MANITOBA PREMIER ED SCHREYER talks with reporters after calling election OTTAWA (CP) -Canada's first ministers seemed to throw everything but the kitchen sink into their discussions Thursday, but the only meaningful agree- ment achieved was to disagree. They talked about financing health-care programs, the fight against regional disparity, fed- eral aid to post-secondary edu- cation, promoting provincial in- terests abroad, screening for- eign investment, shipping Sas- katchewan rapeseed from Nipa- win to Vancouver, and co-ordi- Manitoba to vote June 28 WINNIPEG (CP) Premier Ed Schreyer, whose NDP forces pulled one of Canada's biggest political upsets four years ago in forcing the Conservatives out of office, will seek a renewed mandate from Manitoba voters June 28. The long-awaited general election call, to cheers from both sides of the bouse, came early today after the opposition had given speedy passage to re- maining items ou the legisla- ture's order paper. All party leaders expressed confidence in the outcome. At dissolution, the NDP held 29 seats in the 57-member legis- lature. There were 20 Con- servatives, four Liberals, two independents and one Social Credit member and one va- cancy. In the general election of June, 3969, the NDP a mi- nority 28 seats against 22 Con- servatives, five Liberals, one Social Credit and one Independ- ent. With the help of one member elected as a Liberal who swung his support to the NDP. Pre- mier Schreyer, only 33 when he took office, tightroped his way through his first hectic year be- fore improving his position in byelections. He gees into his second elec- tion with ths advantage of a budget surplus this year, which he applied to per- haps the largest package of tax- relief programs in Manitoba's history. Conservative Leader Sidney Spivak said he believes his party has the best chance of forming the next majority gov- ernment. They will concentrate on unemployment, taxation and cost of living under the NDP. Liberal Leader I. H. Aspcr said voters would be faced with a choice between state control and individual initiative. Ma- nitobans were tired of "name- calling" and "class warfare" developed in the NDP's four years. Mr. Spivak. a 45-3'csr-old busi- nessman and former Con- servative cabinet minister, and Mr. Asper, a 40-year-old lawyer and tax specialist, will be fac- ing their first general election as party leaders. Space salvage mission CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Three American astronauts were rocketed into earth orbit today on an unprecedented mis- sion to salvage the crippled Skylab space station and make it their orbital home for a record 28 days. "No mission com- mander Charles Conrad told Mission Control as the Apollo ferry ship shot into space at 7 a.m. MDT. The astronauts immediately began a pur- suit of the big station, which passed over Cape Kennedy just seconds before they started their space adventure. size of a three-bedroom house, Riding with the all-navy crew was miles ahead of the of Conrad, Dr. Joseph Kerwin Apollo and the chase was on and Paul Weitz were hopes they With Conrad at the can cool the overheated labora- the ApoUo was to execute a' tory with a makeshift sunshade series of manoeuvres over 7'2 and save the ?2.6-bilhon project. hours to track down statjon If they succeed, the space which is orbiting 275 miles high handymen will carry out a com- jn j.nejr lower r' prehenslve program of medical, earth resources and scientific experiments that could start a new era in which the United States shifts emphasis from upace exploration to space ex- ploitation, intended to benefit man in many ways. The unmanned Skylab, the FLYING SAUCER PILOT BURIED IN TEXAS? DALLAS, Tex. (Reuterl Reports of a 19th-century spaceman buried in a small Texas cemetery and a seemingly indestructible infesting the backyard of a suburban Dallas house- are diverting the atten- tion of northeastern Texas residents from the United States space program. Reports of the scribed by Marie Harris of Garland as "foamy and claims by flying-saucer buffs that the body of an alien being is bur- ied in the cemetery of the small farming community of Aurora, about 70 miles north- west of here. Mrs. Harris discovered the "blob" one morning when she Five women rob store in Ontario ENNISKILLEN. Ont. (CP) Five women Thursday rob- bed the general store and post office in this hamlet about 32 miles northeast of Oshawa of Provincial police said that while two of the worhen kept the clerk busy at the front cf the store, the others slipped into the post office at the rear and took the money from an open safe. looked o_ut her bedroom win- dow. "It was white and foamy- looking-about the size of an oatmeal she said. "But that was two weeks ago. It has now grown to the size of 16 oatmeal cookies and cannot be destroyed." "I do hope it's no relation, to the spaceman they think might be buried over there in said one of Mrs. Harris's neighbors. REPORT UFO EXPLODED Officials of the International Unidentified Flying Objects Bureau citing news- paper reports more than 70 years old, claim some sort of spaceship "exploded atop a well" in Aurora April 19, 1897. "The pilot's dismembered body was buried that same day in the Aurora IUFO director Hayden Hughes says. His organization is seeking "legal means" by which to have the body exhumed and examined. Officials in Aurora have posted guards at the ceme- tery after the spaceman's grave was tampered with Wednesday night. An -ora. normal population 100, is being besieged by fly- ing saucer reporters and the curious. nauts require less time to circle the globe and gradually will gain on the big lab. Conrad planned a series of seven en- gine firings to fly a precise course and elevate the Apollo to the station's altitude. Once there, about p.m., the astronauts will make a fly- around inspection to asess the damage caued when a heat shield ripped away during the launch of the laboratory 11 days ago, exposing it to the searing rays of the sun. They will determine how best to erect a sunshade Saturday to shadow the station from the sun and drop the temperature in- side, which is more than 120 de- grees. They will also determine whether Weitz can lean out the open hatch of the Apollo later tonight and free a jammed so- lar power panel, which would provide more electrical power to the orbiting vehicle. Conrad, 42, a navy captain and veteran of three earlier space missions, and Cmdrs. Kerwin, 40, and Weitz, 41, were up early for their big day, aris- ing at a.m. for the tradi- tional astronauts' launch day breakfast of steak and eggs. Sten and heard About town Ryan Hayward backing the Hamilton Junior High Band in a pol- ished rendition of Antique Suite. Lome Whitting re- fusing to provide a vocal salo despite a rousing ova- tion from friends at the Col- lege Mall. nating development of engi- neers. But they were unable to reach agreement on federal proposals that would have made funda- mental changes in the method of financing shared-cost pro- grams like hospital insurance, medical care and post-secon- dary education. The first ministers finally de- cided to toss the health pro- grams back to officials for fur- ther study and to continue present education-financing ar- rangements for lack of any im- mediately achievable alterna- tive. Quebec and Ontario had put forward counter-proposals in- volving transfer of considerable tax power to the provinces, but despite Alberta and New- foundland support the counter- proposals were not accepted ei- ther. Quebec Premier Robert Bou- rassa told reporters that al- though his proposal was not adopted, he feels the principle of tax transfers has gained ground. But Premier Dave Barrett of British Columbia increased his opposition to that principle. Whereas before he had ex- pressed concern, Thursday ha told reporters flatly that the federal proposals for limited tax transfers would be dam- aging Canadian unity if ac- cepted. Today the conference moves on to discuss the economy in general, foreign ownership of land and the future of the con- ference secretariat. The dominant topic during the first two days of the conference was a May 8 federal proposal to have the provinces take over the entire cost of shared-cost health programs in return for tax room. The federal government would cut its personal income taxes and eliminate certain ex- cise taxes, allowing the prov- inces to move into that vacated tax room and raise revenue to pay for the health programs. Mustard gas will be destroyed SUFFIELD, Alfa. (CP) The Defence Research Estab- lishment plans soon to begin destroying its stockpile of mus- tard gas left over from the Sec- ond World War. Clay Iverson, facility direc- tor general, said 1.2 million pounds of the liquid has been in lead-lined bunkers since late 1941. It was manufactured in Corn- wall, Ont., for both Canadian and British use. Mr. Iverson said he hoped the destruction either by incin- eration or chemical means could begin by late summer with all stocks destroyed by the summer of 1974. worse" if Advanced Educa- tion Minister Jim Foster fails to appoint three governors to the college board soon. The terms of governors Mrs. Cy Redfern, Lethbridge, and Joe Chomany, Taber, ex- pire June 30. A third gover- nor, Don Livingstone of Leth- bridge, will be leaving the city this summer for England. Although nominations for the three vacancies have closed, the provincial govern- ment has yet to announce successors to the three gov- ernors or reappointment of Mrs. Redfern and Mr. Chomany. EVEN WORSE "I have been concerned in the past about the length time it takes the government to make our appointees. "Institutions have to carry on during the summer and last year we had a typical sit- uation of how difficult it was to operate when we did not have our appointments made. "This year, it's going to be even worse. We have two of our long-standing beard mem- bers Whose term is up at the end of June. We are going to lose another very strong member on oy board, Don Dr. Stewart said. Both Mr. Chomany and Mrs. Redfern have served LCC as governors for eight years. Ma-. Livingstone has been a governor for six years, each as finance chair- man. If the provincial govern- ment does not appoint per- sons to the vacant seats quick- ly, Dr. Stewart says, the col- lege will have only two gov- ernors left. "The student memb e r changes and the faculty member changes. Our board next year will have the sole experience of two people with one year each. "This makes it difficult the college to operate. I have not had any success in trying to indicate to the government that these situations are un- Dr. Stewart said. Remaining on the board are chairman Bob Babki and Mrs. J. R. Gunn. Dr. Stewart said new ap- pointments to the LCC board should have been made a month ago by the provincial government. MORE GOVERNORS He said the Alberta Asso- ciation cf College Administra- tors, of which he is president, would like to see the number of governors increased. "There's just not enough people to go around. A com- mittee should have at least three people on it. The five' members-at-large are not adequate to take care of the situation. There has been some talk by the gov- ernment to increasing these numbers, but nothing has been Dr. Stewart said. He said if the LCC board could be increased by two or three more members, the col- lege would have a much stronger executive body. Dr. Henry Kolesar, assist- ant to Mr. Foster and the man in charge cf collecting g o vernorship has not revealed when ap- pointments will be announc- ed. Dr. Kolesar told The Her- ald a list of nominees to the college board will be present- ed to Mr. Foster "in the near future." Alberta hospital inquiry witnesses threatened Key scandal figure may tell all LOW TONIGHT 40, HIGH SAT. 60; SHOWERS. FORT VERMILION (CP) Some witnesses have been threatened to prevent them tes- tifying at a public inquiry into hospital administration here. Warren Paul, president of the Fort Vermilion Metis Associa- tion, said yesterday. He told the inquiry he has received numerous threatening telephone calls and other na- tive people also have been threatened. "They were going to get rid of he said. "I was going to be a-sapsiia'cd." John D. Hill, inquiry commis- sioner, has asked other witness- es who have received threats to approach commission coun- sel Sid Bercov. He promised no witnesses would be forced .to testify but expressed concern about the reported intimidation. Emphrem J. Carrier, hospi- tal administrator whose actions have been criticized by many witnesses at the community, 500 miles north of Edmonton, drew severe criticism from Metcha Martel, 65, who discuss- ed her eviction from hospital premises five days before her husband died. WASHINGTON (AP) Ths United States attorney here has disclosed that a key member of the Watergate conspiracy has agreed to plead guilty without immunity and to testify as a prosecution witness at trial. He did not identify the individual. U.S. Attorney Harold Titus said Thursday that after confer- ring with his three principal prosecutors he has learned that "it is realistic to anticipate a comprehensive indictment within 60 to 90 days." Government sources quoted in the New York Times identify the conspirator mentioned by Titus ns former White House aide Jcb Stuart Magruder. Magruder later served as an as- sistant to former Attorney- General Jchn Mitchell on the Committee for the Re-election of the President. Titus also said that negotia- tions currently are under way aimed at obtaining guilty pleas and co-operation from others implicated in the wide web of scandals that have come to be known as the Watergate affair. Addressing himself to specu- lation that he and his prose- cutors would withdraw from the Watergate case, Titus con- firmed this had been their in- tention up to the time of a meeting Wednesday afternoon with Archibald Cox" the newly- named special Watergate prose- cutor. "He urged us, in view of the important work we were doing, that it was in the public interest that we carry on the develop- ment Titus said. this time, I wish to advise you that we will accede to Prof. Cox's request. In other developments Thurs- day, the Senate's Watergate hearing recessed until June 5, and former FBI acting director Patrick Gray said that he warned President Nixon last summer that "people on your staff are trying to mortally wound you." In testimony before a closed session of a Senate appropria- tions re- ported later by the subcom- m i 11 e e s chairman. John McClelan paid he spoke to Nixon last July 6. Gray said he cautioned Nixon after agreeing with Lt.-Gcn. Vernon Walters, deputy CIA di- rector, that confusion had ari- sen about the investigation of Mexican aspects cf the Water- gate case. Former CIA director Richard Helms said that last June 23 House Chief of Staff TI. K. Haldeman in- structed Walters to tell Gray that the FBI should halt its Wa- investiga- tions in Mexico, for fear of un- covering covert CIA activities there.