Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 LCTHtRIDOI HERALD November W3 News In brief Dean can't practice WASHINGTON John former counsel to President was suspended from practising law in D.C Mon- day by a three-judge court The judges issued the order on the basis of Dean's plea of guilty last month to a charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Watergate cover-up A court clerk said such a suspension is routine in cases where a lawyer has been con- victed of a felony and is the first step in disbarment procedures Dean pleaded guilty Oct 19 to a single count of conspiracy as part of a bargain with Archibald since dismiss- ed as special Watergate prosecutor Energy powers okayed WASHINGTON A bill giving President Nixon emergency powers to deal with the energy crisis was approved by a Senate com- mittee Monday as Congress grappled with the problem of energy shortages The emergency powers bill gives Nixon most of the authority he says he needs to handle the energy crisis. Written largely by Senator Henry Jackson Wash the measure provides for the rationing of scarce fuels by priority It also would allow Nixon to fuel from such non-essential uses as outdoor advertising and recreation operating hours of commercial establishments and public including to save fuel Nixon aide indicted CHICAGO William Rentschler. who managed President Nixon's 1968 cam- paign in was named Monday in a federal indict- ment charging him with a million fraud scheme involv- ing banks and a New York City credit union was charged in a 23-count indictment re- turned more than a week ago and made public Monday The indictment charged that who unsuccessful- ly tried for the 1960 and 1970 Republican nomination for U.S. frauduently ob- tained loans from 27 banks and the Aetna Business Credit Inct of New York City The loans were acquired from 1970 to 1972 and were intended for himself and corporations of which he was an officer or the government said Contract vote today MONTREAL Bus and subway train drivers are voting here today on a contract offer they have re- jected twice already and the result of another negative vote could be a strike that would paralyse public tran- sportation in Canada's larg- est city The 3.200 drivers employed by the Montreal Urban Com- munity Transit Commission walked out last Wednesday and again Sunday on 24-hour tying up all bus and subway operations The snarled automobile traffic Wednesday and general inconvenience at its worst during rush hours gave a foretaste of the effects of any general which could come Saturday if the contract is rejected New Skylab date CAPE Fla Skyjab Program Director William Schneider says he hopes a new launch date for Skylab 3 after checking on new cracks in the Saturn 1-B booster rocket Schneider said he hopes to reach the decision late today The Gerald Gas ration soon Tex President Nixon's chief energy adviser says gasoline rationing is indicated for the beginning of 1974 He said he is pessimistic over prospects of Arab nations ending their embargo on shipping oil to the United States John former governor of earlier had said it was his personal opinion gaso- line rationing would be neces- sary by spring At a news conference prior to speaking before the American Petroleum In- Love was asked for comment on a Sunday state- MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 12501ft S Phefw and Homt Owner RUG SHAMPOOERS FLOOR SAMDEBS RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY William Pogue and Edward were to fly here from the Space Centre at Houston to participate-in the decision-making conference They originally were to have started their 85-day mis- sion last rocketing up for the third and final visit to the Skylab station ment by Interior Secretary Rogers Morton that man- datory rationing may be necessary by January say the first of the year is pretty good Love said Love declined to speculate on how long rationing would continue but said that even prior to the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Arab embargo he had said there would be no substantial increase in U S energy supplies for three to five years Despite the Mideast he there is no indication of a quick change in Arab policy Hearings delayed WASHINGTON A congressional subcommittee has delayed and shortened a series of public hearings to determine whether influenced Canada's recent decisions to tax and restrain exports of Canadian oil WINTER IS We have. FASHION 0 D D wOTI GOLD AND SILVER SANDALS A mutt for festive season dances and parties. I WORLD OF SHOES 917 A LIMIT Speed limits reduced A member of the Vermont highway crew installs a new speed limit sign of 50 m.p.h. along Route 4 in West Rutland. Changes were made following the order of Governor Thomas Salmon in an effort the energy crisis. Groom guzzles champagne at stag Lavish ball for Anne LONDON Bucking- ham Palace shook to the noise of a rock band today as guests danced the night away in a lavish pre-weddmg ball for Princess Anne and her Capt. Mark Phillips. Cavalcades of limousines up in the palace yard several hours before dawn to take the including 26 members of foreign home to bed after a champagne breakfast Victim refuses to help police FORT Fla black wife of a white man who was doused with an inflammable liquid and set afire in a racial inci- dent refuses to try to lead police to the gang of black at- police say scared or just doesn't want us to find the said Sheriff's Lieut. Gary O'Connor. she knows where the apartment is she won't tell and I think she knows because she's lived in Fort Lau- derdale all her life and knows the Brian of Fort and his were abducted Oil firms facing takeover Lebanon Saudi Arabia has decided to demand immediately a 51-per- cent share in the oil com- panies operating within its the newspaper Al Anwar reports in an interview with King Faisal's Prince Saud al Faisal. The undersecretary of the oil was asked whether the idea of raising the participation percentage in foreign oil companies still is under consideration. he replied. li a decision to raise this percentage from 25 to Si percent. companies have been asked to speed up imple- mentation of this Ninety-five per cent of the desert kingdom's oil ii pro- duced by the the Ara- bian-American Oil which wai owned by Standard Oil of Exxon and Mobil. The Saudi government ac- quired a 25-per-cent In Sunday at gunpoint by 11 black police said. Barfield was reported in serious condition in hospital but his wife was not physically harmed Police said the couple was blindfolded before being driven to a one-storey apart- ment somewhere west of Fort Lauderdale The couple driving along a city street when a car carrying six black men pulled alongside and a man pointed a gun at forcing them to police said. told her to 'Pull over or I'll blow your head O'Connor said. she pulled another car with five blacks inside pulled up be- hind Mrs. Barfield told police that at the her husband was beaten and kick- ed in the bound with electrical cord and doused with liquid from what looked like a bottle of rubbing alcohol. told 'You married a white man so we're going to kill him and kill you O'Connor said. served by uniformed footmen. The ball was the formal be- ginning of royal festivites for Wednesday's wedding and was the last social occasion the 23- year-old princess will attend as a single woman. The Queen held a banquet for 100 select guests in the glittering Throne Room of the palace Monday night before joining the other guests to dance to the music of two a traditional ballroom orchestra and a rock against a background of chandeliers and ancient ta- pestries Among the guests at the ball were former KmgConstantine of Greece and his Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Juan Carlos de Bour- bon and Princess the fu- ture king and queen of and other royalty. Princess Anne and were together for the last time before they become hus- band and wife in Westminster Abbey Wednesday It was Phillips's second ear- ly-morning champagne night- cap in 24 hours. He had down- ed a bottle of bubbly in three minutes at a stag party with 14 officers from his the Queen's Dragoon Sunday night. That affair ended sometime before dawn Monday with Anne's bodyguard driving Phillips home. Phillips had downed the champagne after the owner of the West London restaurant where the party was held promised a crate free if he emptied a bottle in one go. Leaders say NDP conflict is healthy VANCOUVER The British Columbia government was put through the wringer by delegates at the New Democratic Party's four-day provincial but both critics and defenders of government policy felt the conflict was a healthy sign. we're not happy it had to come to this Kind of debate but it was healthy and had to said Ray retiring secretary- treasurer of the B.C Federa- tion of Labor. optimistic and hopeful that more attention will be paid to party policy after this he said after delegates asked that the government's new labor which has not yet been be amended to conform with party policy The convention ended Mon- day after Premier Dave Barrett said the government represented all the people of the province and not just members of the NDP. ordinary people out- side of active politics feel a sense of pride in a brand new government that's concerned about and let's keep that going above all else.1' The leader got rousing ap- plause from the 613 registered but they voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion asking the 14-month old government to commit itself to policies and priorities established at the party's an- nual conventions. Delegates Dennis who moved the said 38 NDP members were elected as representatives of the party and the party's policy and therefore should commit themselves to that policy He was opposed by Grace Doherty of who said if the party presented a composite of the resolutions often by emotional would have a completely unworkable policy for the government to work on give them let's give them our but my don't commit them to all the resolutions we have passed at this conven- Municipal Affairs Minister James Lorimer spoke against a resolution calling for free rapid transit throughout B.C saying think we have to have the facilities before we get into the free business But the resolution was carried Delegates voted 322-to-290 in favor of amendments to the labor expected to be pro- claimed in January Their resolution included the de- mand for unfettered right to peaceful assembly and both in a strike and to disseminate infor- and an end to com- pulsory government interven- tion in labor-management dis- putes. The controversial labor code removes adjudication of labor matters from the courts and gives jurisdiction to a new 10-member labor relations board with vastly increased powers Health Minister Dennis Cocke and Agriculture Minister Dave Stupich appeal- ed to delegates to give the legislation a chance to work before condemning it George president of the B.C. Federation of said he realized that sweeping changes couldn't be made overnight at least get rid of that policy which contradicts party premier was unruffled by the vote and said the bill would go ahead unamended. He later said it had been an exciting convention with healthy debate. Federal Leader David Lewis said in a speech Mon- wouldn't be the NDP if we didn't have dis- One of the major party com- plaints was the lack of com- munication between the government and members of the party. They demanded more policy discussion between the caucus and the party executive. Two members of the legisla- Richmond's Harold Steves and Fort George's Alf were among 10 members at large elected to the party's provincial council. Mr. Johnston was chosen se- cond vice-president of the par- ty. Mr. Lewis endorsed Mr Barrett's upcoming meeting with Parti Quebecois leader Rene saying the lopsided results of last month's Quebec provincial election indicated the im- mense possibilities of build- ing an effective democratic socialist alternative to the Liberal government led by Robert Bourassa. He that Mr Levesque was not about to abandon his separatist stance and that the NDP would not make any compromises respect to unity in this coun- Mr. Barrett announced Fri- day night he would like to dis- cuss with Mr. Levesque the possibilities of the Parti Quebecois aligning with the NDP build a socialist Canada within Con- He announced Monday that Mr. Levesque had agreed to meet with him. The federal leader said he shared Mr. Barrett's hope that elements for independence in Quebec now see the difficulty about getting that objective More disclosures on Nixon finance WASHINGTON Gulf Oil Corp. pleaded guilty today to making illegal contributions from corporate funds to President Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign and the unsuccessful presidential campaigns of two Democratic congressmen. One of Gulf's Claude also pleaded guilty to a charge of consenting to the illegal Nixon donation of The other ilegal contributions were to the campaign of Representative Wilbur Mills chairman of the House of Representatives ways and means and 000 to the campaign of Senator Henry U.S District Judge George Hart levied on Gulf the maximum fine of and fined Wild the maximum for an in- dividual Another Braniff Airways and its chairman were fined a total of Monday for illegally contributing to Nixon's 1972 campaign. an American Ship Building Co employee told the Senate Watergate committee that his superiors instructed him to make contributions to the Nixon re-election campaign with a company bonus and to he about it when questioned by the FBI. Gunmen killed the wrong man STE ANNE DBS Que Donald whose wife and as well as a house were shot to death in the Cote says all he remembers is his wife screaming. going to I'm going to die to whom Cote talked suggested Marcel may have been shot to death where he slept on a sofa in the Cote home by killers who mistook him for Mr Cote They are said to believe Mr. Cote was the intended target of the three masked gunmen who invaded the home about Sam Sunday. About 15 persons had come to the 20 miles north of Montreal for a party Satur- day Mr Cote's 41st birthday was Sunday. The Montreal jewelry store freed in 1965 on a charge of murdering an under- world survived an at- tempt on his life in 1963. He was shot outside a Montreal hospital after visiting his wife Last he was released 'Unemployment is shocking' TORONTO Unem- ployment has become a way of life in Canada today and our jobless rate is a shocking con- trast with that of industrial countries which have fewer natural Donald president of the Canadian Labor said today. Speaking to the annual meeting of the Ontario Federation of Mr. MacDonald said the apparent acceptance of unemployment has made him wonder If Canadians are now resigned and placid about it. we become so devoid of any social con- concerning the day- in-day-out plight of the tens of thousands of jobless workers and jobs but cannot find he asked. would like to think the an- swers to these questions would be a resounding no. But I see little evidence of MAKE EXCUSES Mr. MacDonald said in a text release in advance of delivery that the federal government has made many excuses when the monthly jobless figures are released. Increased participation in the labor force and a larger number of working women had been used as excuses for the unemployment by the he added. we are never told that the proportion of Canadian women in the labor force Is lower than for most of the in- muntriM unemployment rates are con- siderably lower than our own. we continue to have large pools of unemployment in a land richly endowed with a skilled and com- paratively well-educated labor can only be ex- plained by consistent gross mismanagement of the Mr. MacDonald said. The congress leader said there is an urgent need for new policies to expand the economy. The federal constantly using stop-go economic will not attain this he added. priority in economic policy must be full employ- ment and not the present policies which are inevitably leading to a slow down in the growth rate next year and will only serve to sustain high un- Mr. MacDonald said. In spite of a booming econ- omy and higher corporation workers were not sharing in the Mr. MacDonald repeating arguments he has made earlier. Organized workers have not shared in productivity over the last year and labor Income is at the lowest percentage share of the national Income than any time since he said. Profits on the other hand have Increased to a higher percentage of national income than any in any year since Mr. MacDonald added. on bail on a charge of trying to cash SI million worth of stolen Canadian govern- ment bonds Oct. 16 at a Montreal bank branch. Mr Cote told police he went to sleep in an upstairs bedroom Saturday night because his young son had fallen asleep in his bed during the birthday party. His and were shot in the bed where they slept. Mr Cote said he saw three men running from the home only reason why Mrs Cote and her son were as far as we can was to get rid of Con- stable Gilles Ayoete said in an interview Star might have fired at robbers Tenn Country music star Dave Akeman may have been armed and ex- changed shots with as many as three persons before he and his wife were murdered in what was believed a burglary police said Monday. The bodies of a banjo-playing Grand Ole Opry and his were found Sunday morning at their country home by L. M. a co-star of Stringbean's on the television show Hee Haw. Police theqriie that the killers were burglars who searched the house for money and waited for who had been known to carry large amounts of to come home. A funeral home employee found that Stringbean and his wife had hidden in their clothes but which the killers and investigators ap- parently had police said.