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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, May 25, 1973 MONTH END CLEARANCE Merchandise on Sale Friday 6 to 9 p.m. and all day S aturday. Limited quantities. Perjona! shopping only. .00 .00 LADIES' WEAR LADIES' BLOUSES AND SWEATERS Assorted colors and sizes...............Each MISSES' BAGGIES Assorted fabrics. Sizes 10 to 16.........Each LADIES' PANTS Assorted siylcs, materials, and sizes......Each LADIES' COATS Sizes S to 18..................... Each CLEARANCE RACK Includes dresses, slims ftQ and pant suits..................Each V.WV LADIES' 100% POLYESTER PULL-ON CUFFED PANTS Each WOMEN'S O S N'YLON PULl-ON PANT CLEARANCE PA.CK C csi'iOVERS AND CARDIGANS.......Each -f LADIES' NYLON Mild weather and adequate moisture have combined to promote ear- lier than usual ripening of the winter wheat crop, and sowing of spring wheat, is nearly four- fifths completed, the Soviet press says. Reports in Selskaya Zhin (Ru- ral Life) and Sovyetskaya Ros sia (Soviet Russia) suggesl guarded optimism on the par) cf Soviet planners after las] year's crop failure which forcec the Soviets to make massive purchases on the world grain market. CHINESE ON ROAD PEKING (Reuter) Chinese Foreign Minister Chi Peng-fe will visit Britain, France and Iran early next month for wide- ranging talks with leaders of the three countries, it was an- nounced today. He will be ac companied by assistant foreign minister Wang Hai-jung, 34 niece of Chairman Mao Tse- tung. House Wednesday, brushed aside impeachment and resig- nation speculation as ridiculous and described the president as of "good heart and purpose." They had appealed to Nixon o state his defence and he had done so Tuesday with a long statement which in itself was a direct departure from previous blanket White House denials any presidential involvement in the aftermath of the scandal. Nixon admitted he had lim- ited the scale of the investiga- tion into the break-in and bug- of the Democratic head- quarters but argued that his de- sire was to protect national se- curity. But in making his argument ttixon bared clues to his secre- ave, suspicious nature; the de- sire to build up a special secur- ity network within the White louse, to give it the right ;o break into homes and offices, to give it such wiretapping and other authority that even the late FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover protested, thereby killing the project. Nixon's statement, which his press chief says may soon be followed by face-to-face meet- ings by the president with White House correspondents, suggests a determination by the president to fight back, to de- fend himself against what his aides maintain is hearsay evi- dence shaped by some reporters and politicians -as fact. Nixon's admission of an ap- parent high-level cover uf. of the which he con- fessed he may have inadvert- ently hailed by Republicans, and some Democrats, as a frank and hon- est statement that should help restore his credibility in the eyes of the American people. CRITICISM MUTED Democrats have been notice- ably restrained in their com- ments and have stayed away from any personal criticism of the president. But this may change if Re- publicans mount an appeal to the public and, at the same time, argue that the issue is being kept alive unnecessarily by the Democrats to win politi- cal advantage. Senator Robert Byrd, assist- ant Democratic leader in the Senate, said Wednesday there is no hard evidence that Nixon had prior knowledge of the Wa- tergate scandal or the cover-up. "Som.3 have suggested that the president be impeached but such talk is, at best, premature and, at worst, Byrd said. "When the president is in trouble, we are all in trouble. When the president is damaged, the nation is damaged." Trade surplus recorded WASHINGTON (AP) The United States recorded its first trade surplus in 18 months dur- ing April, much of the favorable shift resulting from a decline in imports from Canada, Com- merce Secretary Frederick Dent reported today. Dent said he could not yet predict that the U.S. is in a per- manent trade surplus position. Exports exceeded imports during April by million. Total exports during April in- creased two per cent over March to a seasonally-adjusted total of billion and imports declined 2.6 per cent to bil- lion, Dent said. He said the trade figures "in- dicate" that the two deval- uations of the U.S. dollar in the last two years "are having a stimulating effect on sales of U.S.-made goods. Other factors, he said, are an economic boom abroad and a slowing of purchases of foreign products. The United States had a trade deficit of billion in 1972 and a deficit of billion in 1971, the first trade deficits in recent American history. Dent noted that despite the April surplus, the trade deficit for the first four months of the year was at an annual rate of billion, meaning that if the performance of the first four months continues throughout the year the year-end deficit would be billion. He said imports declined gen- erally, but especially for goods coming from Canada, Western Europe and Japan. Automotive products and industrial mate- rials were among imports that declined. Take plunge Carmen Duscha and Mark Vyse of Camp Onf., plunge down the log chute at an amusement park in Toronto's Centre Island after being married in the minia- ture village fire hall. After the ceremony the couple and their guests tried several of the rides in the park.______ Federal workers By RICHARD JACKSON b Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The thousands Of federal employees all across the country who eat low cost lunches in subsidized cafeterias, dining rooms and snack-bars in government buildings, soon may be paying more. It has long been an issue, es- pecially in Ottawa where the operators of privately-owned restaurants and cafes have complained of the "unfair" sub- sidized government competition. Pressure of customers on the government cafeterias has been so severe, passes with in- dentification frequently are re- quired at the door. Ten year ago the Royal Commission on Government Or- j ganization complained that pub-1 lie servants were being fed at the taxpayers expense. And year after year the Audi- tor General has protested that the subsidization has been the Iran signs g western oil pact TEHRAN (AP) After two months of hard bargaining Iran and the Western oil consortium signed an agreement today which gives Iran the world's largest oil field, largest re- finery, largest export terminal and "full and real" control of the oil industry. The consortium comprises Briiish, American, French and Dutch companies who operated the Iranian oil industry from 1954 until it was nationalized by the Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavj, on the Persian New Year, March 21. Previously Iran had no han- dling rights over the oil in- dustry which if owned. In his ultimatum to the West- em consortium, the Shah warned that their 1954 agree- ment would not be renewed in 1979 when it expired and there- fore they should hand over op- erations to Iran and sign a 20- year supply contract. Production operations will be carried out under the direction of the National Iranian Oil Co. with consortium members pro- viding technical staff for the first five years. CRASH KILLS 11 SAIGON (AP) A South Vietnamese military cargo plane crashed 20 miles north- west of Saigon today, killing 11 of the 12 Vietnamese aboard, the Saigon command an- nounced. The plane was a twin- engine C-119. result of the failure to charge overhead and should be cor- rected. No accounting is made of the cost of space, kitchen equip- ment, dining facilities, labor and utilities. Only the cost of the food is covered by the tab for the meal. Three years ago the Treasury Beard said it would check it all out with the help of Public Works which provides the rent- free cafeteria accommodation, and of the Supply and Services Bureau of Management Con- sulting. A year ago Treasury Board had a draft report, and Auditor General Maxwell Henderson in his final accounting tabled Wed- nesay in the Commons, says he understands the government sees it his way. The report with reveals the AG, at long last has reached the minister-members of Treasury. They are busy "working to- wards an early 1973 he concludes, considering "both policy" and a new scale of meal prices "considered to be appro- priate." On that basis, the only way prices can go, of course is up. But whether this will apply on Parliament Hill where two cut- price cafeterias operate, one of them on a huge scale, remains a question unanswered. For in those two estab- lishments, lunch many of the Members of Parliament and they're different. Election reform sou EDMONTON (CP) Grant Notley, leader of the New Dem- ocratic party in Alberta, today called on the Lougheed govern- ment to re-consider election re- form legislation in light of the Watergate scandal in the Uni- ted States. He said in a news release that he introduced election re- form legislation calling for dis- closure of all campaign funds and political party financing last year but "unfortunately, the legislation was talked out." Mr. Notley said the Alberta government should learn from the Watergate affair and give election reform "higher prior- ity." He said he intends to re-in- troduce his private member's bill on election disclosure of funds as well as controls on expenditures during the session of the legislature. ;