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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Ottawa-Alberta split widened by angry weekend blasts by VICTOR MACKIE HenM Ottawi BwreM OTTAWA There was no cooling off in toe Ottawa- Alberta oil battle.over the weekend with Energy Minister Don Macdonald widening the split by lobbying additional verbal blasts Sun- day at Premier Peter Lougheed and his Progressive Conservative government in Edmonton. Senator Donald from an Independent-Liberal in the up- per volunteered his ser- vices to try and bring about a reconciliation. He spoke with Premier Lougheed late Fri- day urging that Alberta's government resume talks with Ottawa. think it is an impossible situation with the Alberta government refusing to talk any more with the federal minister concerned. I told the premier I could well unders- tand the frustrations felt by his ministers. I suggested that he deal directly with Prime Minister Trudeau. at tfajis stage the premier is very hostile to Ot- tawa. He told me that the Alberta government has now had its fingers burned twice by Macdonald and just doesn't trust him anymore. He was in no mood Friday to make any move4fewards re-establishing contact with said the senator in an interview Sunday. Senator Cameron said that information he has received from other informa- tion that is borne out by reports coming out of indicates that Alberta might be willing to resume negotiations if Macdouald was kept out of the picture. the Alberta government wotiM probably be willing to talk with Prime Ministr Trudeau or with Finance Minister John ac- cording to the senator has received. However he made it clear that he did not get that from the premier. Again Sunday Mr. Mac- donald voiced strong criticism of the Alberta government in a Canadian Broadcasting Cor- poration national radio program. He lambasted the premier and Mr. Getty for breaking off negotiations. Senator Cameron said he was shocked by the minister's words No Alberta govern- ment minister would take part in the program. Senator Cameron after speaking to Premier Friday tried un- successfully to reach Ivan an aide to Prime Minister Trudeau. He explain- ed that he wanted to talk to Mr. Head before making a direct approach to the prime minister to try and restore the break in relations between Alberta and Ottawa. is an impossible situation. It is unbelievable really that we have Alberta and Ottawa now firing verbal volleys at one another through the press and over the VOL. LXVI 275 The LetKbtrldge Herald NOVEMBER 5 10 Cents 24 Pages 11 Canadians off to Cairo By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA Eleven led by a general with Middle East peacekeep- ing left Sunday tor Cairo to determine what kind of support the United Nations Emergency Force will require. Brig.-Gen. D. S Nicholson ot Ont. will report directly to UN Secretary-Gen- eral Kurt Waldheim on the re- quirements of the peacekeep- ing force that is expected to number 7.000 men. Until his report is received and studied by the secretary- general it is not known how many Canadians will be sent to the Middle East or what role they will perform. An advance party of up to 200 Canadians is not expected lo leave lor UNEF duties belore the end of this week. The eleven Canadians are specialists in all forms of sup- from communications to transport They are taking with them a plan drawn up when it was expected that Canada would provide the en- tire support role for UNEF. Detence Minister James Richardson. Gen. J. A. Dex- chief ol the defence and Gen Nicholson said in interviews Sunday the plan will be studied to see if it needs changes to meet con- ditions But Mr. Richardson and Gen. Dextraze said Sunday it may be that initiallythe well- experienced Canadians will start out running the .whole support eflort. with others taking over some of the roles as time goes on. Gen. Nicholson said his job also is seeing of support can be provided for troops .already in the Middle East. Theie have been reports that the Austnans. Finns and Swedes now there are running out of food. i about 200 troops who had been on eight-hour standby to move to the Middle East have been put back to 24- hour standby Gen. Nicholson and a couple of other Canadians wore the UN blue beret as they boarded the armed forces aircraft at Uplands Airport. The general Watergate haunts Nixon everywhere KEY Fla. The U.S. Coast Guard has had its own ver- sion of a investigation in waters off President Nixon's Florida retreat. In this Watergate was a 40-foot Miami Beach tishmg boat by that name chartered for photographic coverage in the event Nix- op and his friend C. G. Rebozo went for a Sunday ride on the banker's houseboat. The Watergate ran afoul ot coast guard picket boats soon after it arrived off the Key Biscayne White House. A coast guard officer boarded the fishing boat and in an ensuing the Watergate was given cita- tions for such alleged viola- tions as defective life lack of a bell and inadequate engine ven- tilation. The Watergate was char- tered by photographer Harry who said he was unaware of the boat's name until after it had been contracted for by in the force that was pulled out of the Mid- dle East in 1967. The men were to fly to Lon- don or West transfer to a Hercules going to Cyprus and then fly on the Middle East-a total flight of about 16hours. The general and those of his stati who are needed will stay in the Middle East until the first rotation of Canadian probably in six months Demand grows for resignation KEY BISCAYNE. Fla. An embattled President Nixon remaiaed in seclusion here apparently con- sidering how to counter grow- ing demands for his resigna- tion over the Watergate scan- dal While spokesmen said repeatedly that Nixon absolutely no intention of one source acknowledged that the small ofticial party here concentrated much of its weekend thinking on the leadership crisis that has promoted a rash of public suggestions that the president step down. 01 immediate concern was the problem of countering public skepticism about White House claims that no recor- dings were made of key Nixon conversations last year for which tapes had been sub- poenaed Demands that Nixon resign came from and including Republican Senator Edward speaking on ABD television's Issues and Answers was the first Republican senator to call openly tor Nixon's resignation. He said he came to the that Nixon must Charles said Sunday President Nixon must make a sharp change in his handling of the scandals in his administration. Percy may be facing the unhappy choice pf a possible Percy was in Portland to speak at a fund- raising dinner for Sen. Bob Pack He told a Portland news conference Nixon should con- centrate on saving his own if it can be and not on the rights of con- fidence of future presidents. Nixon soon may lose his in- itiative in keeping his Percy warned. Off to Arab capitals A Secret Service agent holds an umbrella over Secretary of State Henry Kiss- inger as he leaves his Washington home for Andrew's Air Force Base and a flight to the Middle East. He will visit Cairo and four other Arab capitals in a bid to breaK a diplomatic impasse with Israel. Oil production slashed to supporters of Israel KUWAIT The Arab oil countries announced new production culs today in their oil offensive against sup- porters of Israel but said will not be affected. It was not known whether the action will affect Canada. The 10-member Organiza- tion of Arab Petroleum Ex- porting Countries OAPEC an- nounced production will be reduced this month by 25 per cent of the output in September and by five per cent of the November output in December. But the announcement after a seven-hour meeting of the group's oil ministers said the 25 -per cent reduction will include the oil already'cut off by the embargos against the United States and the Netherlands. Since cuts in Arab oil production have reached more than four million barrels a or 20 per cent of the September it appeared that the new November cut actual- ly will come to only five per or one million barrels a dav. Although what affect the latest action will have on Canada is the Saudi Arabian oil minister denied that his country has added South Africa and Trinidad to its embargo list as suggested by reports in Beirut and the U.S. But the minister. Sheik Ahmed Zaki. added this warning any other country re-exports to America or Holland what Saudi Arabia exports to then it will fall under our Temperatures plunpe below average More snowfall expected today With temperatures dipping 25 degrees below average for the Lethbridge another two to four inches of snow- will be dumped on Southern Alberta by Tuesday the weather office predicts. A storm system passing through Montana brought three inches of snow in the 24- hour period ending this mor- ning. A second system moving frnm OrMrnn will hrilUF strong southeasterly winds tonight with more snow. About eight to 10 inches of snow are expected to fall in the foothills by Tuesday night. Winds are to reach 20 miles per hour Tuesday morning and the low tonight should be zero to five degrees below zero. Highs for Tuesday will be five to 10 above. The temperature this morn- ing was two degrees below 4 WA am A a night low. The low Saturday night was two degrees above zero. The record for this date was 20 below in 1936 and the highest 73 degrees in 1949. Cold Acrtic air from a massive high pressure system around Great Slave Lake was keeping the warm ajr to the south and temperatures well below long-time averages. A score of Alberta and Saskatchewan communities experienced record lows on two degrees above zero was among at least seven Alberta centres that had record temperatures Sunday. The previous low for Medicine Hat was three degrees above set in 1933. Other Alberta communities experiencing record temperatures Sunday were Fort three Cold Rocky Mountain House.' one. Israel stand forces talks with Arabians WASHINGTON U S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger headed today for Cairo and four other Arab capitals in a difficult bid to break a diplomatic impasse with Israel. Kissinger left amid in- dications that Egvpt and Syria are stiffly resisting Israeli Prime minister Golda Meir's efforts to work out a prisoner exchange through the of the United States. Mrs Mar left for home late Sunday after telling reporters that negotiations with Egypt have not begun. She said she raised the prisoner flEr U.Sv officials. Kissinger stops first in Rabat. and then before reaching Cairo for conferences with President Anwar Sadat. Kissinger's visit to the Egyptian capital is particular- ly critical. At that pointMrs. Meir will be reporting to the Israeli parliament on the results of her travels. The Egyptians may issue a parallel declara- tion that could reflect the stiff stance Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy is understood lo have taken in talks last week with Nixon and Kissinger. Later in the week Kissinger goes to and Riyadh. Saudi to see King Hussein and King Faisal. Kissinger has been a busy alternatively see- ing Mrs. Meir and Fahmy. He also received Mohamed the deputy foreign minister of in the first significant contact in a year between the two which have no diplomatic relations. Fahmy went to New York Sunday where he met with UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim before leaving for Cairo. After the Air survivpr waited a day in snow storm Wash. A man who survived a plane crash that killed two of his companions' cut himself free from the wreckage then had to wait 24 hours in falling snow for help to authorities said Sunday. James a truck was hospitalized Sun- day suffering from exposure and fractures.' His William the and Fred both of died in the authorities said. The plane was rented in for a local flight. It went down Saturday in a canyon near the top of Clockum Pass about 40 miles from in a remote area. Two elk hunters saw a plane go down in the area in which the wreckage was found and notified the state patrol. Because of the snow and that it was dusk'when plane went it was 24 hours before a military helicopter could reach the area. Waldheim said the Egyptians want a long-term UN role in the area. Also meeting with Waldheim Sundy was Exter- nal Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp of Canada He discussed plans for joint Canadian Polish provision of logistic support for the UN Middle East Emergency Force. Sharp later flew to Ottawa. Besides a release of Mrs. Meir has stressed that Israel wants to see an end to the Egyptian blockade at the mouth of the Red Sea that is1 hampering im- port of petroleum. In Tel Aviv. Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban said the blockade could become if a political solu- tion is not .found soon. He spoke to reporters before boarding a plane for an ofticial visit to the only Communist state to maintain friendly relations with Israel'. Fighting rages north of Saigon SAIGON North Vietnamese troops and tartks captured two government camps near the Cambodian and a South Viet- namese spokesman said most of the 300 defenders may have been killed Saigon's chief military Lt.-Col. Le Trung reported the fall of Bong and Bu 125 miles .northwest of Saigon. Bu Bong and Bu Prang were Tremors hit northwest area of B.C. TERRACE What appears to have been a series of earth tremors struck the Terrace-Kitimat area of northwestern British bia early today. Authorities at the Terrace- Kitimat Airport placed the time of the first disturbance at a.m. PST Other reports said there was a tremor at a.m. Reports indicate the activi- ty was limited to shaking win- dows and accompanied in some cases by a loud crash. People were thrown from their beds but there have been no reports of injuries. The affected area appears to run from Nass Camp through Terrace and then to Kitimat. Terrace is about 80 miles east of Prince Rupert while Kitimat is about 75 miles southeast of Prince Rupert. by about 150 troops Hein said another 29 men were killed in the crash of a twin-engine Caribou tran- sport plane ferrying rein- forcements to the battle zone in Quang Due province. Asked whether the attacks Sunday on Bu Bong and the Bu Prang marked the beginning of a full-scale Communist Hien can say that this is a period of transition for the enemy before he launches an Hein said at least 20 the largest number the Com- munists are reported to have used since the spearheaded the assault. He said that the defenders and their air support destroyed nine of the tanks. In diplomatic sources said both the govern- ment and the Khmer Rouge are bringing reinforcements into the area surrounding Phnom Penh in preparation for a showdown in the approaching dry season. Seen and heard About town WOULD-BE actors Sherry Jackson and Mark Campbell trying to ex- plain to newly-arrived friends why they were standing in front of the TV playing Sonny and Cher Bill Teshima relaxing on-his sofa after moving to a new apartment while Olia Schwartz and Esther Kanagawa put the finishing touches to the heavy fur- niture. Classified........18-21 Comics.............6 District............15 17 Local 14 9 Sports Theatres............7 TV.................7 Weather........'.... 3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH TUBS. BLOWING SNOW ;