Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The UtHbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 140 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1973 PRICE: 15 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 64 PAGES Ministers reach no landmark agreements Drama unfolds in outer space Can't lose this guy Justin Trudsou strolls through Ottawa Friday, but cannot escape the watchful eye of the security officer behind him, OTTAWA (CP) The three- day conference of first minis- ters that was to chart the future of federal-provincial cost-shar- ing programs slowly drew to a close Friday without the land- mark agreements federal offi- cials had hoped for. But, as the premiers walked out of the closed conference hall, several leaving early, they gave one common assessment to reporters: The talks had been worthwhile if only because they made government leaders more aware of the views of their counterparts in other provinces. Ontario Premier WilEam Davis summed up his reaction to the three days of talks: "I am registering neither dis- appointment nor wild en- thusiasm." The first two days of the con- ference were dominated by dis- cussion of federal proposals un- der which the provinces would take over all costs of medical care and health insurance pro- grams in return for getting more tax room from Ottawa. Part of the tax room would come from a six-per-cent cut in federal personal income tax. With such a cut, the provinces could then raise their taxes by an equivalent amount and tax- payers would have no additional burden. But that was not enough for some On- tario, Quebec and too much for others. Several premiers of have-not MUTINOUS CAPTAIN ASKS FOR ASYLUM Canadians fshephered to death? LUSAKA (AP) Router) Zambian leader Ken- neth K- wept Friday as he said two Canadian girls killed by a Zambian sentry were "shepherded to their deaths'' by Rhodesia for propaganda purposes. He noted that the deaths of Canadian tourists Mar- Jan Drijber, 19, of Rockwood, Ont., and Christine Sin- clair, 19, of Guelph, Ont., occurred during the visit to Zambia of Kurt Waldheim, United Nations secretary- general. An American with the girls was wounded. "I have to say again without fear of contradiction tfiat the Canadian girls and their companions were shepherded to their deaths by racists to impress tiw world during the visit of the secretary-general to said Kaunda. He said Rhodesia's aim was to "tarnish the inter- national image of Zambia and by the same token im- prove their own image." APOLOGIZES FOR TEARS Kaunda apologized for his tears, which came dur- ing the commissioning of three powerful Chinese-sup- plied radio transmitters. "We do not weep because we are weak, but be- cause we are dealing with men who have sunk so low there is no hope of recovering them spiritually or mor- ally." The Zambian president announced the formal start of "an external radio service, broadcasting in a num- ber of languages including Afrikaans, Portuguese, Xhosa, English and Shona. He said he sees mass com- munications as Zambia's first line of active defence. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp told the Canadian House of Commons Thursday that the Zam- bian government has been asked to make a complete inquiry into the shooting affair on the Rhodesian-Zam- bian border last week. He said Canada is not satisfied with explanations offered to Canadian investigators. FrUMICINO. Italy (Reuterl- A Greek naval captain v ho led a mutiny on board his destroyer and asked for political asylum in Italy decided to abandon the ship today in Italian waters, port sources here paid. Capt. Nicholas ?aid he would abandon the destroyer Vclos at mid-day with all mem- bers of the crew who would fol- low him. the sources said. The captain asked for Italian police protection and an escort to Rome. About 20 of th3 crew intended to fallow him. it was reported. Police in this little port west of Rome said two officers from the ship went ashore as soon as it dropped anchor, and before it was surrounded by police patrol boats, and tried unsuccessfully tn telephone King Constant in? of Greece who lives in exile in Rome. There was no comment from the king, and Italian authorities maintained silence. 5TTCKY QUESTTON The naval, foreign and inte- rior ministries held urgent night-long consultations on the embarrassing quastion of whether to grant asylum to mu- tinous members of a fellow NATO country's armed forces. The vessel broke away from NATO naval exercises in the eastern Mediterranean Thurs- day after Greek authorities an- nounced they had crushed an attempted mutiny by two royal- ist retired vice-admirals. Ceasefire teams may pull out faAIGON (AP) The Saigon government said today it has learned from diplomatic sources that Canada and In- donesia are considering drawing their ceasefire observ- ers. "We have not directly con- tacted the Canadian delegation or the Indonesian delegation in Saigon, but from what we've heard from diplomatic sources, these two governments are con- sidering pulling the teams out of Vietnam if the presence of the Canadian and Indonesian delegations in Vietnam are not government spokes- man Bui Bao True told a news conference. But Imrad Idris, deputy head of the Indonesian delegation, said: "We have absolutely no plans to pull out of the ICCS. Our position is unchanged, and at no time have we ever in- dicated we were planning to T r u c s statement came amidst mounting speculation that the Canadian government will announce next week that it is pulling out of the Inter- national Commission of Control and Supervision The reason is said to be Canada's unhappiness with the commis- sion's impotence due to con- stant disagreement altfng East- West lines. Inside 'Don't drop it, you might M someone.' Classified 24-28 Comics........31 Comment......4-3 District..........3 Family......20-21 Local News 17-38 Markets 22-23 Religion 10-n Sports ......14-15 Entertainment 7 TV ............6 Weather........2 LOW TONIGHT 33, HIGH SUNDAY 70; SUNNY Death release rules tightened EDMONTON (CP) Dr. M. M. Cantor, chief Alberta cor- oner, Friday placed tighter re- strictions on releases concern- ing the cause of death in cer- tain cases. His action followed newspa- per speculation that foul play was involved May 4 in the death of Henry Harris, 61-year-old owner of an Edmonton laun- dromat. A coroner's jury ruled Fri- day night that Mr. Harris died of a heart attack but police said they are still investigating the possibility an armed rob- bery had -been attempted (he night Mr. Harris died. Dr. Cantor said the specu- lation made "great inroads on my time and that of my staff." WRITTEN REQUEST In future, lie said, he would not release the cause of death "to anyone" until his report to Attorney General Merv Leitch has been completed. A written request to see the death certificate must be sub- mitted by media and lawyers acting for the estate, he said. He also would suggest to the police department that the cause of death be disclosed only through the coroners' office. provinces expressed fear that a large-scale transfer of tax power like the 28 per cent called for by Quebec or the 26 per cent called for by Ontario would leave the federal govern- ment unable to continue re- distributing income and fighting regional disparity. At a news conference after the conference ended, Prime Minister Trudeau said the fed- eral proposal will remain ''on the table" while the provinces think it over again. He raised the possibility that the provinces might agree to the so-called "Lalonde for- which was to be a tran- sitional arrangement leading to the six-per-cent tax transfer. By this plan, put forward by Health Minister Marc Lalonde May 8. increases in federal con- tributions to the programs would be restricted by being tied to increases in the gross national product. After general talks on the economy Friday, the premiers expressed satisfaction with Fi- nance Minister John Turner's re- view of economic matters. Mr- Turner gave an optimistic fore- cast of economic growth, al- though saying the number of jobs created this year might not be as many as expected in Feb- ruary. Mr. Trudeau told reporters most of the premiers agreed with Ottawa's view that price and income controls would not be effective against inflation. Those that didn't agree did not press for such controls. A brief discussion of the prob- lem of foreign ownership of land ended with the decision to set up a committee of provin- cial and federal officials to study the question. Mr. Trudeau said that not all provinces agreed with the fed- pral view that any restrictions on land ownership should apply only to foreigners and not Cana- dians who live in a province other than ihr one where they want to buy land. Shot down SAIGON unarmed South Vietnamese helicopter was shot down by Communist fire Friday 30 miles north of Saigon and all 12 persons aboard, including a regimental commander, were killed, the Saigon command anounced to- day. CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Refreshed after sleeping un- til mid-morning, Skylab 1's as- tronauts today prepared to en- ter their space station for the first time to raise a sunshade intended to cool it to a liveable 70 degrees. They hoped for a smoother time than their first day in space which ended in a success- ful before midnight linkup with the station after several at- tempts. Mission commander Charles Conrad, Dr. Joseph Kerwin and Paul Weitz will wear gas masks and carry sensors to protect against the remote possibility the laboratory harbors -pockets of poison gas. It is believed the high heat generated some toxic gases ear- lier, but controllers feel they have successfully vented them into space. The astronauts, who had been bone-tired after a 24-hour day that started with their launch from Cape Kennedy Friday, sounded in good spirits after a seven-hour sleep period. "Hi there." Conrad greeted the control centre. "We just got up. and we'll get with it." Weitz. conversing with cap- sule communicator Henry Harts- field. E'sked: "Hi Henry, where are OVER MADRID "You are over Madrid Hartsfield answered as they started breakfast in their Apollo command ship, linked to one end of the big laboratory which they hope to live aboard for a record 28 days once they erect a sunshade. Friday was a day of changing emotions that began with a flawless liftoff into space and ended with the successful hookup with the Skylab. In between they met with sev- eral failures which threatened a quick ending. During a frustrating space walk, Weitz found he did not haie the proper tools to free a jammed solar panel that would have provided their orbital home with more electricity. The drama centred on the re- peated attempts to link with the laboratory after the failure to release the panel. It followed one successful linkup earlier in the day when the astronauts caught Skylab after a mile-an-hour pursuit that lasted hours. Foster denies gov't meddling CALGARY (CP) Fears that the provincial government plans to control the internal business of universities and col- leges are "absolutely unfound- Advanced Education Min- ister Jim Foster said Friday. Addressing the annual meet- ing of Alberta College Facul- ties and Administrators, he de- nied charges made Thursday by a University of Calgary pro- fessor that state control of edu- cation is planned by the Pro- gressive Conservative admini- stration. Dr. Stephen Peitchinis, dean of business, had told delegates the government's recent educa- tion reorganization gave the state more educational powers than existed in the Soviet Union. NO AUTHORITY Mr. Foster said the govern- ment is bound bv the Univer- sities Act and Colleges Act and has no authority to meddle with institutions. "I'm getting a little tired of being told the government is going to move into an institu- tion and enforce coarse termi- nations or move courses to an- other place." But the government will at- tempt to persuade educational institutions to avoid duplicating courses unnecessarily, he said. A review of education legisla- tion is under way which will culminate in a possible restruc- turing of the whole Alberta post secondary system, said Mr. Foster. Public involvement in planning new universities and colleges acts would be en- couraged. Educational institutions would be asked this summer to ad- vise the government on pro- posals for two new education committees one on univer- sity affairs, the other on college affairs. The two committees probably would be appointed and operating by fall. The committees would have some of the duties formerly held by the universities and colleges commissions abolished this spring, but none of the de- cision making powers of the old commissions. Power blackouts follow snowstorm BANFF (CP> Periodic po'ver blackouts are reported in Banff townsite due to wet snow clinging to main and residential lines. "We don't know just where we stand now.'' Calgary Power Corp. spokesman said today. "A good portion of Banff is out and periodically it's all off. Everything west of Banff, in- cluding Sunshine and Lake also is without power.'1 Power crews are working the mountain area as heavy, wet snow continues to fall, adding to the 10 to 12 inches already on the ground, he said. The Kp-nanaskis valley from Seebee, Alta. to Natal, B.C. in the Crowsnest Pass area also was 'without power, but the line now has been restored. Banff RCMP report no ma- jor accidents in the area and say the Trans-Canada east and vest of the town is passable although caution is advised. Calgary RCMP do not rec- ommend travel on the Trans- Canda which is covered with a thick blanket of wet snow be- ginning at Fort Chiniquay and extending west past Lake Louise. The highway from Banff to Golden, B.C. is plow- ed and sanded as are the high- ways from Banff south to Radi- um, B.C. and north to Jasper, Alta. Big names likely to be called WASHINGTON (CP) The Senate's special Watergate committee has gone into an 11- day recess to plan the second stage of its investigation into the intrigue and law-breaking that surrounded President Nixon's re-election campaign last fall. Committee staff members say there is still no decision on what witnesses to call when the sessions resume June whether to summon the presi- dent's closest advisers and some of the chief Watergate conspirators, or to carry on methodically exploring by-paths opened up by earlier testimony. Few of the biggest names from the web of Watergate alle- gations have appeared before Senator Sam Ervin and mem- bers of his committee. Most are expected to be called but the committee mem- bers must decide whether an orderly investigation would be impeded by bringing up the star witnesses now. Those whose testimony re- mains to be heard include for- mer White House advisers H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlich- man, John W. Dean and Charles Colson. In addition, there are John Mitchell and Maurice Stans. who left Nixon's cabinet to mastermind his elec- tion campaign. LINE-UP NAMED Convicted conspirators E. Howard Hunt and Gordon Liddy, who engineered the >reakin last June at Demo- ratic party headquarters in the building and are al- eady serving jail terms, are .tlso likely to be future wit- esses. Whether they co-operate vith the committee is another i aestion. Testimony by some of these ley figures might clear up -nether Nixon himself played a role in any of the intrigues. Democratic Senator Herman Talmadge of Georgia has sug- gested that the committee con- centrate on the possible Nixon involvement because the uncer- tainty on this point "can be really dangerous for the coun- trj." For that reason he wants to hear from the president's for- mer advisers and political aides, the only ones who pre- sumably can testify from their personal knowledge whether Nixon tried to sidetrack or in- fluence the Watergate investiga- tion. In the committee's five days of hearings and in public state- ments before other forums, only second-hand assumptions or personal guesses were made by various figures that the presi- dent was in any way involved. Rumors still circulate By BRIAN CRETGHTON LONDON parliamentarians began a spring leave today as rumors continued to circulata about the scx-and-security scandal which has already cost the govern- ment two ministers for associ- ating with call girls. As members left on a recess lasting until June 11. fears were reported in some circles of Par- liament that another minister was involved. This was despite assurances to the contrary from Prime Minister Heath Wednes- day. Lord Jellicce, a cabinet min- ister and leader of the House of Lords, and Lord Lambton, a junior defence minister, both resigned this week, admitting associations with call gins but denying that there were threats of blackmail cr of breaches of security. The inquiry ordered by Heath into the security of the affair is expected to begin next week after the prime minister meets with Opposition Leader Harold Wilson to discuss terms of reference for the security commission. Meanwhile, a police inquiry into the possible existence of an international vice ring contin- ued amid suggestions that, in and heard About town QOURMET Jim Wilson de- lighting his next door neighbors with a hot, home- cooked rhubarb pie loyal Cape Bretoners appalled at Helen Hackson eating a lob- ster-tail sandwich. addition to call girls with links with drug pedlars, young boys were also being used in a poten- tial blackmail operation. And there were more revela- tions in British papers about the background of Irish-born Norma Levy, the call girl in the Lambton scandal, said to be in Dublin now. The Daily Mail says that she came from a strongly religious Roman Catholic family in the Irish republic, with an aunt who is mother-general of the Sisters of Mercy convents and an uncle who is a monk working among the destitute people of Limer- ick. Norma Levy, meanwhile, at first refused to comment to re- porters in Dublin. Then one re- port said that she claimed her association with Lord Lambton had been set up by the Irish Re- publican Army. Electricity emergency declared AUSTIN, Tex. state authorities took emer- gency action Friday to ease an electrial power crisis in Austin and San Antonio. In a temporary emergency order, the Texas railroad com- mission set natural gas used to fuel electric power plants at top priority. Curtailments of natural gas supply to Austin and San An- tonio this week by Coastal States Gas Producing Co. of Houston forced voluntary ration- ing of electricity in the two cities. Both use Coastal States gas exclusively in their electrical power plants. Coastal States has reduced by two-thirds its daily supply of natural gas to San Antonio power plants, for an indefinite time. San Antonio and Austin this have been substituting dwindling supplies of fuel oil for gas in their power plants.