Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Sticky business It's a sticky business, but the payoffs taste great! Six-year-old Louis Benis of 2606 13th Ave. N. enjoys the end result of his efforts while on a family outing at Indian Battle Park. The marsh- mallcw toasters are appearing in ever greater numbers ot city parks as spring lengthens into summer. Mideast merger obstacles grow: By HENRY TANNEP New York Times Service Leaders of Libya and Egypt are committed to bringing about a full merger between their countries by Sept. l, but the obstacles to real unity seem to be growing daily. Agreement has been reached on calling the new nation the United Arab Republic, according to Libyan officials. Tins is the same name once adopted by the now-defunct Egyptian Syrian Union. The seven joint committees which were formed last summer were scheduled to have made proposals for practical unification measures Ivra months ago but have not yet done so. According to Libyan sources only the two committees dealing with culture and the merger of the two ruling political parties have com- pleted their work. The five others, dealing with defence, economic in- tegration, finance, legislation and state structures are etill far from agreement according to the Libyans. The merger between oil-rich Libya with a popula- tion of about two million and Egypt with a population of over 34 million, has been beset with difficulties from the outset. The French embassy here has been unable to ob- tain from the Libyan government an answer to the fundamental question of whether the union will be a single state or a federation of two states. The French want to know because they must decide what to do about the 30 or so Mirage fighter bombers yet to be delivered under the 1970 deal involving the sale of 110 of the planes to Libya. The future of the French military mission that is training Libyan pilots also must be decided. French policy has been to refuse arms sales to any of the front line countries in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Libya is not a front-line country at least not until Sept. 1. Firefighters trv to halt swamp fires NAPLES, Fla. A rag- ing fire consumed iflore acres on the Big Cypress Swamp and additional fire- fighters were being rushed in today to try to prevent the blaze from spreading into popu- lous Gold Coast counties. Strong southerly winds Sun- day whipped tha fire across parched former swampland so that it now covers 24.000 acres. Fifty more persons were to supplement the 50 fighting the blaze. Gene Morse, state for- estry division spokesman, said. He said the relief crews also would be used to fight a smal'er 4.000-acre fire near the Semi- nole-Collier State Park, close to tin's Gulf Coast city. The main fire, located 50 miles east of Naples, is the re- sult of two large blazes that merged Wednesday. "It will be either Wednesday or Thursday before we can con- tain the fire, and another week at least before we can hope to have it said Ken Blacker, forestry division supervisor. Priest denies marage reports Inside "Sorry dear, I forgot all about your anniversary.' Classified 20-23 Comics 6 Comment...... 4 District...... 3-24 Family 38-19 Local News 13-14 Markets 17 Sports...... 8-9-10 Entertainment 7 TV 7 Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT 40. HIGH TUES. 70-75; SUNNY- BALTIMORE (AP) Rev. Philip F. Berrigan Sunday de- nied reports in Time magazine that he and Sister Elizabeth McAlister, a co-defendant in a conspiracy case, plan to marry this week. Time said the marriage be- tween the Roman Catholic ac- tivists would take place in the New York City area. Jt said the details "were kept a closely guarded secret." Berrigan, 50. was released from prison last December after serving 39 months for anti-war activities. He was pa- roled from concurrent sentences arising from destruction of mili- tary draft records and from smuggling letters in and out of a federal prison. and heard About town TJEJV- Ken Jordan promis- ing to get into better shape for next year's Sunday school picnic city gar- bage inspector Roy Mclntosh praising the efforts of the city police after he was is- sued a ticket for hauling un- covered garbage in his own truck The Uthbridae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 141 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 28, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 24 PAGES GAS SHORTAGE DRIES VP PUMPS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Most United States motorists v.-ere able to find the gas tbsy needed during that country's Memorial Day weekend, but many others across the country were confronted -with locked service stations or gasoline ra- tioning. A service station attendant in Oakland, Calif., who was ratio- ning gas, was shot and killed Saturday because he refused to sell to a man who had filled lus tank Friday, police said. Witnesses told police the irate customer threatened the attend- ant, Henry Craigs, 50, with a shotgun and then pulled the trigger when Craigs apparently reached for a gun in his pocket. The motorist was arrested. In Ohio, a breakdown at the Standard Oil Refinery in Lima was causing additional prob- lems in the state. The refinery has been closed since April 27 and most of the Sohio service stations in Ohio were shut Sunday. While there was no indication of an immediate nationwide shortage, holiday motorists put an additional strain on supplies already depleted by increased demands. "The problem for the average motorist is going to be turning into a station at the right place at the right said Gordon Larkin of the California office of emergency services. "And I'm afraid right now, no one can tell him where that right lo- cation is going to be." "Frankly, I think any motor- ist who lets his tank get below half full. is Larkin added. Greek rebels Call-girl scandal named allegations probed ATHENS (AP) The defence ministry disclosed today that more than 35 retired and active navy officers were involved in last week's attempt to over- throw the military government of Greece. The ministry said it broke its silence to end rumors that hun- dreds of officers were involved in Wednesday's naval insur- rection. Former admirals and high-ranking navy officials were part of the movement, it said. The ministry said the rebels planned to enlist the maximum number of ships in their coup attempt ?nd gather at the Cy- clades island of Siros. "From there, the rebels would an- nounce the aim of their move- ment and a call on the army and force for assistance and demand that the government the ministry spokes- man reported. "Until their demands were met, they planned to make a show of force by landing navy personnel on several nearby islands that did not contain army units." In addition, the ministry said the rebel navy officers planned to blockade Piraeus and Salo- nica, Greece's two major ports. YOUTH GROUP NAMED The defence ministry claimed a secret group called "Greek Anti-dictatorial Youth" co-oper- ated -with the navy insurgents and "planned treacharous acts and assassinations." In the event the insurrection failed, "the fleet would have gone to the ministry added. The entire plan was crashed before it got off the ground, ap- parently after naval officers loyal to the ruling junta headed by Premier George Papado- poulos got wind of it. Named as leading members of tho naval movement were ousted Admirals Constantine Engolfopoulos, loannis Minaios and loannis Rozakis. Rozakis left for Italy on May 39. The others were arrested. Rozakis was ousted from the navy because he was found to be involved in King Con- stantine's abortive counter-coup attempt in December, 1937. That was just eight months after the colonels seized power and suspended democracy in Greece, where the idea was born. PAPPAS ACCUSED The ministry said that Capt. Nicholas Pappas, who rebelled and took 30 others with him off the Greek destroyer Velos to Italy last week, was also a prin- cipal figure in the admirals' government, denied over the weekend that he had partici- pated in the attempted coup. The ministry said that all those involved will be tried in a military court. From AP-REUTER LONDON (CP) Prime Min- ister Edward Heath left Mon- day on a three-day private visit to West Germany as security authorities here investigated re- ports that a third government minister is involved in Britain's call girl scandal. Heath flew out in a Royal Air Force jet. He was due to maet informally for dinner in Munich with West German Chancellor Willy Brandt before returning to Britain. Political sources said Heath had been given the name of a third minister alleged to have been involved with call girl Norma Levy, the woman at the centre of the storm that has shaken the Conservative gov- ernment. Last week Lord Lambton, a junior defence minister for the air force, and Lord Jellicoe, the government leader in the House of Lords and a senior member of Mr. Heath's cabinet, stepped down after admitting associ- ating with prostitutes. Both were understood to have associated with Mrs. Levy. In a statement on the affair in the House of Commons Thursday, the prime minister said he was satisfied "on the in- formation available" that there were no grounds for suspecting that any other minister was in- volved. But Mrs. Levy, now reported at a Moroccan hotel with her husband Colin, was quoted by a newspaper here Sunday as stat- ing that a third cabinet minister was among her clients and that a fourth could have been. The newspaper, the Sunday People, passed on the informa- tion from the Irish-born Mrs. Levy to British police, who later repoited to Home Secre- tary Robert Carr. Carr had a meeting with Heath Sunday night. Official sources were dis- counting the new allegations Sunday and the prime minister was understood to be going ahead with his plans to take a two-day holiday in Germany un- til Wednesday. Newspapers here continued to spotlight the affair and The limes also made the reports of the involvement of a third min- ister its main story. Meanwhile, Lord Lambton, who some years ago renounced his peerage to keep his seat in the House of Commons hut in- sisted on retaining the courtesy title of lord, took the first step towards resignation from the House of Commons, officially informing his constituents ha could no longer represent them in Parliament. Trawlers warned after sliellinj From LONDON (CP) British trawlers operating inside Ice- land's proclaimed 50-mile fish- ing limit were under strict or- ders today not to stray from the protection of the three Royal Navy frigates patrolling the area. Foreign Secretary Alec Douglas-Home said Sunday night that it was imperative that the British fishermen con- form to plans laid down by the navy, aimed at preventing Ice- landic coast guard patrol boats from trying to drive the traw- lers away. link9 turns up SAN JOSE. Costa Rica (Reu- ter; Documents said to be the "missing link" in the Wa- tergate scandal sat in a safe here today, awaiting scrutiny by the United States govern- ment special prosecutor, Archi- bald Cox. The documents belonging to U.S. financier Robert Vesco in- volve a contribution of he made to President Nixon's re-election campaign last year. The bombshell claim was made by Norman LeBlanc. a former Montreal accountant and an associate of Vcsco. at a news conference in a hotel pent- house Sunday night. LeBlanc said Vesco, indicted by a federal grand jury in New York earlier this month, fears for his safety and left the docu- ments in his care. He accused agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of harassing him and Vesco to drive them out of Costa Rica. TIES IN EVERYONE Referring to the documents, LeBlanc said: "This is the missing link in the whole Wa- tergate case.'' i He invited Cox, the Watergate special prosecutor, to a meeting in Costa Riva, the Bahamas or some other neutral ground to see the documents. LeBlanc and Vesco are among 41 people accused by the U S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last Novem- ber of looting million from the giant Geneva-based mutual fund group Investors Overseas Services The New York grand jury lat- er indicted Vesco for allegedly Irjing to influence the SEC in- vestigation into his financial in- terest by making the secret contribution to Nixon's cam- paign. Former attorney-genera] John Mitchell and former commerce secretary Maurice Starts were indicted with him on the charge of conspiring to obstruct justice. LeBlanc. once executive vice- president of IOS. which Vesco took over in 1971. said the con- tribution had been extorted from, Vcsco. He said the documents would involve former SEC chairman G. Bradford Cook, who resigned recently after the grand jury accused him of dropping from the SEC complaint against Vesco all reference to the 000 contribution. They also would involve an- other former SEC chairman, William Casey, Stans and prob- ably former presidential coun- sel John Dean, he said. Danger appears to he over at B.C. landslide site FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. (CP) The Peace River stopped flowing for about 12 hours about 20 miles upstream from here early Sunday when a gi- gantic earth slide, caused by heavy rains, blocked the river and created a temporary lake behind it. But the wrater, backed up for 20 miles and with an extra 30 to 40 feet height, began making new channels through the slide Sunday afternoon, and by night- fall it was estimated that 50 per cent of the water was get- ting through, easing fears of ranchers. It was also feared the dam would suddenly burst, flooding areas downstream, but the dan- ger appeared ta have ended Sunday night. At one point Sunday, mem- bers of the family-owned Tomp- kins Ranch, with acres on the north bank of the Peace, and with their ranch house dir- ectly across the river from the slide, were considering asking officials to "turn off the Peace upstream in order to avert danger. The faucet is the W. A. C. Bennett Dam. 35 miles upstream from the slide. Rancher Bill Tompkins said he was concerned about 200 acres of bottom land, but that the danger was over. No homes were endangered in the spars- ley-populated region. The warning to the fishing beats came in a television inter- view about an incident over the weekend when the Icelandic coast guard flagship, the Aegir, fired several shells into the trawler Everton. The Everton had left the main trawler fleet and its naval protection, apparently in search of larger catches. Meanwhile, there appeared to be growing support in Britain for the Icelandic position in the dispute. Two left-wing weekly jour- nals, The New Statesman and The Tribune, strongly criticized the government's decision to send the navy in and called for understanding of Iceland's de- pendence on fish. At the same time, a parlia- mentarian from the ruling Con- servative party publicly de- scribed Iceland's extension of its fishing jurisdiction to 50 miles from 12 as "a modest claim.'1 The parliamentarian, Laurence Reed, said it was ur- gent to find a practical solution to the dispute. Meanwhile. North Atlantic Treaty Organization diplomats in Reykjavik speculated Sunday that Iceland may be trying to manoeuvre Britain into a gun duel before the arrival of Presi- dent Nixon and French Presi- dent Pompidiou Wednesday. The purpose of such a strategy, these diplomats sug- gested, would be to bring the Nixon administration down from its neutral perch in the dispute and over to Iceland's side. Prime Minister Olafur Johan- nesson cf Iceland, in a broad- cast Sunday, thanked the gun- boat's crew, saying their action was "natural and inevitable law enforcement." He warned the British: "Events like that can always repeat themselves.'1 Blood drawn in space for first time HOUSTON (AP) Man had his blood drawn in space today for the first time as physician- astronaut Dr. Joseph Kerwin took samples from all three Skylab crew members, starting a series of medical, earth re- sources and astronomy ex- periments that may bring many benefits to mankind. "Be advised Joe just drew all three of us end that it went very smoothly, commander Charles Conrad told Mission Control after the spacemen awakened in their earth-orbital lab an hour later than planned. When the control centre here received no response on its first wakeup call, officials decided to let Conrad, Kerwin and Paul Weitz sleep as long as they wanted. Later today, they planned a news conference, televised to the Space Centre, answering questions from reporters here on the two hectic days in which they salvaged the huge labora- tory by erecting a makeshift 3un shade to cool it. The drawing of blood sam- ples, to be done four times dur- ing the four-veek mission, is one element of an extensive medical program intended to determine how man is affected by long-term exposure to the space environment. The astronauts also ate in the space station today for the first time. This became known when Conrad reported "the com- mander just, shaved and break- fast is cooking." He referred to a special tray in which foods are heated. Until now, the fourth day of the mission, the astronauts have dined in their Apollo ferry ship because of high heat in the laboratory. But temperatures dropped an- other five degrees overnight and were around 90 degrees. "We're starting to live up here Weitz commenter. after asking "How many towels and wash cloths can we use a Just 24 hours before, the heat inside the lab registered 123 de- grees because a protective shield had ripped away during the launch of the Skylab May 14 The astronauts raised a huge awning-like sun shade over ths affected area. Mission Control said the temperature was drop- ping at an average of more than one degree an hour and within a day or two should be a livable 70 degrees. Despite the still-stifling heat in the 90s, Conrad, Kerwin and Weitz worked through the day in the two-storey workshop area Sunday, checking and activat- ing water, electrical and other systems. Whenever it got too hot. they retreated to other rooms of the station, cooler because they have been shaded from the sun, or to the Apollo ship that car- ried them to a rendezvous with Skylab Friday. A televised view of the labo- ratory showed the astronauts gliding from one point to an- other inside the weightless workshop, as large as a three- bedroom house. "You can go anywhere you want to in the said Conrad. "You just shove off and go. It's just supcrfast." "This workshop is getting quite Conrad said Sunday. ''Give us another day and a half and we'll have this baby perking along just like it's supposed to be." Weitz planned to work today with a S37-million array of photosensors, preparing them to survey wide areas of the world and evaluate the best in- struments and methods for charting earth's resources from space. The astronaut's observations cculd lead to developments in such areas as mapping snow cover and assessing water-run- off potentials; mapping water- pollution sources; assessing dis- eased and healthy crops; matimating timber volume; lo- cating arable land; determining fishing grounds and locating hidden oil and mineral re- serves.