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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Nixon's counter-attack Is last effort to prove his innocence By JOHN BERBERS New Yerk Ttees Sendee WASHINGTON The counterattack President Nix- on is now vigorously con- ducting at least the eighth major effort he has made this year to put the Watergate scandakvbehM Mm. The use of a cowteroffen- sive when his position or power is threatened is a technique that Nixon has used often with the desired in his long political career. But this year he had failed seven with his popularity in the public opinion polls and in political iMtltuUoBS lifter each attempt. The eiirMtt described by tome White House officials as one sustained effort to demonstrate the president's is from the pmkMs that it includes more disclosure of White How documents and more appearances before the public aad elected officials. And it promises tojaat longer. The basic is the same to persuade people through the hard sell that Nixon is being unfairly attacked and that this let up if be Is to go about gavenlng the country In the way he was elected to do a Nixon's counterattacks btfWi in after a series ofdtockwtrw that showed top Wntte Howt affldab were in- volved In covering up the Nrflary and other offenses. Following are the majdr strategies as they oc- curred ovtrw Phase The president moves against the Watergate crimes on April Nixon broke a long silence in the case by appearing in the White House press declaring that he had learned of in the easel and had ordered a through and that has been made in ing t f the Over the next lew days Nixon was depicted by his spokesmen as moving vigorously to see that judicial processes took place. Phase Clean out the accept the responsibility but not the blame on April Nixon accepted the resignation of his two top H. R. Haldeman and John and Attorney- General Richard said responsibility for Watergate belonged in his of- fice and accept but proclaimed his own innocence and said he hoped the days remaining in his term would be best days in America's Over the next three he continued the government appointed John Con- nally as his special adviser and attempted to show in a number of ways that a new order had been established. Phase Attribute much of the case to the need to protect national security in a long statement issued on May Nixon said a series of covert operations conducted by the White House with his approval had been in the interest of national security. Two days Nixon sought to win sympathy on the national security issue in a speech to former prisoners of among other is time in this country to quit making national heroes of those who steal secrets and publish them in the this phase was drooped in a few days after it failed to draw much favorable response. Phase Open government and public appearances on June Nixon appointed Melvin the former Congressman and secretary of as his chief domestic partly to show that he was opening the White House more to Congress and to cabinet members. On June in an address at the Universi- ty of in Nix- on began a series of public addresses to show he still had public support and to proclaim the accomplishments of his administration. Phase Ignore Watergate and demonstrate a president preoccupied with the government's business reporting back to the White House on July Nixon others wallow in we are going on our He stuck to this through his Aug. 15 television report to the following the Senate Watergate in which he said he would not into an endless course of ex- plaining and rebutting a com- plex of point-by-point claims and charges arising out of that conflicting He could not do he still be able to carry out my duties as The place for he was in the courts. The Lethbridqe Herald VOL. LXVI 285 NOVEMBER 1973 28 Pages 10 Cents Ford says he didn't make offer WASHINGTON Vice President-designate Gerald Ford has denied that he offered to help convicted stock swindler Louis Wolfson. Representative James a California produced cor- respondence from Ford's files in which the Benton told Wolfson's lawyer that Ford might be of use to his client if Wolfson co- operated in the Douglas in- vestigation. inference is that Becker offered the influence of the congressmen he Waldie told reporter's outside the hearing room. Kennedy must lose right leg WASHINGTON Associated Press has learned that the 12-year-old son of Senator-Edward Kennedy is suffering from bone cancer and will have to have his right leg am- putated The Edward Kennedy Jr was to be told today of the diagnosis and the necessity of the amputation. The Kennedy family declin- ed to confirm the report but was expected to issue a state- ment later in the day. The Kennedy boy has been undergoing tests since Tues- day at Georgetown Hospital. Bone cancer is a relatively rare form of cancer. But it is one of the most common types of cancer in young persons 10 to 20 years old and the fourth-ranking cause of death from cancer among boys under age IS. As any form of it can endanger life. But many cases are considered curable through radiation or radiation combined with drugs. Seen and hoard About town STUDENT Hersch Hanson awaking early on a holiday and heading off to class at the University of Lethbridge. .LMisKeawdy helping Vera Butcher dive through a basement window after she forgot the key during a house move. Walkout for launch Skylab 3 astronauts leave their quarters on rear are Lt.-Col. Gerald Dr. the Cape today en route to the launch pad and Edward science and Lt.-Col. William wave to well-wishers while they walk. From front to pilot. story Page A time to a time to cry Prisoner exchange continues From The PoWs were on the way and all over Israel and Egypt it was a time to laugh and a time to sometimes a time to do both at the same time. At l a.m. at Tel an army officer called on Nathan and Lea Avni to inform them that their given up for dead on the Suez was on the list of prisoners to be released by the Egyptians. All the residents of Zlatopolsky Street followed him into the small apartment on the north side of Tel Aviv. The mayor of Kefar a little town north of Tel called at the home of Ezekiel Weisman to tell his party one can the bio- chemist father announced. Amid the scenes of scores of houses and apartments were plunged into deep mourning. These were the homes of the families of missing soldiers whose names did not appear on the list of prisoners given to the Red Cross Presumably they are dead. More prisoners were due to fly home today as the two-way prisoner exchange entered its second day. In Egyptian officials said they hoped that more than civilians said to be wounded in the town of Suez would start to be brought out today as the exchange of pris- oners continued. United Nations officials in maintaining his dignity as cousins ana uncles and aunts swarmed over him with tears and embraces. Weisman had just finished three years of army service on the Jordanian border and was getting ready to enter medical school when the war broke out. A week later he was among the missing on the east bank of Suez Canal. shall have the biggest Whelan recalled from Rome visit Inside Classified....... 24-28 Comics........... 22 Comment.......... 4 District........... 17 Family........ 21 Joan Waterfield 7 Local News'.... 16 Markets.......... 23 Sports......... 13 Theatres........... 7 Travel............ 11 Weather........... 3 At Home 8 LOW TONIGHT HIGH CLOUDY. ROME Prime Minister Trudeau has unex- pectedly called Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan back to Ottawa to attend an unusual Saturday morning cabinet meeting. The minister's return home four days earlier than cuts short his at- tendance at international farm discussions here. Whelan said he was riot sure why he had been called back but suspected it was for a gen- eral cabinet meeting that may precede a Commons adjourn- ment. usuall have one for all ministers shortly before the House takes a An aide to Wnelan said the meeting had been set for a.m. EST Saturday but could give no details. The prime minister's office had given no saying only that the minister was to return immediately. Wnelan arrived here last Friday to attend the beginning of a 19-day Food and Agriculture Organization His formal par- ticipation In the United Nations agency talks took place Wednesday in a speech outlining Canada's attitude toward proposed world food stockpiling and increased farm development in poor countries. The agriculture minister said he was disappointed with the order to return say- ing he had looked forward to meeting the Pope later today. Cairo said today about sick and many of them crowded into the 500-bed Suez need to be evac- uated from the town. Egyptian officials said they also expected that evacuation of the wounded of the 3rd Ar- on the east side of the Suez would start today The International Red Cross is conducting the operation of flying the Egyptian and Israeli wounded soldiers home. The Egyptians have said they are handing back 245 prisoners. The Israelis said they were holding about After Israeli checkpoints on the Cairo-Suez road were re- placed by UN points Thur- a 24-truck convoy with water and medical supplies reached the a UN spokesman said. The authoritative Al Ahram newspaper says the major outstanding an Israeli withdrawal to the positions at the time of the UN ceasefire call Oct. will be discussed by Egyptian and Israeli military possibly Sunday. Power project closes today MONTREAL The James Bay Development an arm of the Quebec government asked to fulfil -a dream of harnessing the energy of five Price plan described as lunacy TORONTO Mel Edmonton publisher and chairman of the Com- mittee for an Independent says the -federal government's plan to let Alberta oil prices rise to world market levels is solute He said in an interview on Toronto radio station CFRB that the move would make the foreign-owned oil com- panies in Canada richer and might lead to the downfall of the Liberal government. A voluntary freeze on the price of Canadian-produced oil expires Feb. and price increases of six cents a gallon and up for gasoline and fuel oil are expected. Mr. Hurtig said the extra million that eastern Canada will have to pay this winter for imported oil is only drop in the mighty northern today is working out the mechanics of shutting down construction on the project. The Quebec Superior Court Thursday ordered all work halted on the hydroelectric granting an Indian-Eskimo group a temporary injunction sought on the grounds the project would irreparably damage the local environment and native way of life. As the developers tried to cope with the court order to cease work and get out of the Premier Robert Bourassa and officials oj the corporation said appeals already being prepared to the of Mr. Justice Albert Maloof. A higher court will be asked to stay the they said. The stop-work order took ef- fect officially late Thursday afternoon when it was delivered to the development a Crown and its subsidiary James Bay Energy Corp. Legal counsel for the Indians and Inuit of James Bay said they are ready have been for for the legal arguments in appeal court. They said that if the appeals court decides in favor of the they- would immediately call on the whole appeal court to uphold the original injunction. very rare indeed that a panel of appeal judges reverses a ruling where an ex- haustive hearing has thoroughly aired the said lawyer Robert adding that if both procedures both sides still have recourse to the Supreme Court of Canada Work has gone ahead on the project during the six months of longest in Canada for an injunction the five months more that' passed before Mr. Justice Malouf rendered his 170-page' decision. Officials of the development company said Thursday a plan ready today for the WEEKEND CANCELLED The Herald's regular Saturday feature sec- Weekend will not be available this week due to a strike oy employees of the Montreal firm that publishes the colored supplement. Further publication depends on the outcome of the strike. The Herald's Satur- day comic section will appear as usual. Syncrude oil agreement 6may have to be changed9 By ANDY OGLE and AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writers The billion-dollar deal between Alberta and Syncrude Canada Ltd. to develop the Athabasca tar sands may have to be altered because of federal says the president of the Canadian Petroleum Association. am confident the federal Alberta and Syncrude will work out an alternate W. B corporate head of Imperial Oil in said in an interview. Imperial Oil is one of the four companies participating in the giant venture. Some of- ficials have said Syncrude cannot go ahead without some tax concessions including a federal guarantee that the half share of profits to be paid Alberta be tax deductible. Syncrude would have to pay taxes on the Alberta government's Mr. Dingle said. am confident that whatever comes the Alberta government is going to get what it was before but there may have to be some different The federal government was to decide by today what con- cessions it would offer. Mr. Dingle criticized other oil industry representatives for about being forced to curtail exploration because of federal export tax- es. But he said the Syncrude deal was an exception because it was such an expensive pro- that would take some time to show a profit. am a little disturbed at some industry represen- tatives crying wolf. Any time some new regulation comes you have to consider Hie demand for energy is go- Grits 'cater' to Zionists OTTAWA The head of a Canadian-Arab group has protested that Canada's external affairs minister represents a constituency with a large Jewish pop- ulation. James Peters of president of the Federation of Arab Canadian said in calling for greater Cana- dian neutrality in Middle Eastern matters External Af- fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp represents a constituency whose population is 60 per cent Jewish. Mr. Sharp represents the constituency of Toronto Eglington which Mr. Peters said contains the most powerful and richest Jewish community in Canada. He said under the democratic system an MP is subjected to strong pressures from his constituency and the Jewish community In Mr. Sharp's riding was Influential. Mr. Peters said Prime Minister Trudeau fives the appearance of neutrality bat then appoints Mr. Sharp to the external affairs post. Is where Mr. Trudeau is catering to Zionism in this he said. Mr. Peters was part of a pro-Arab group which came to meet some MPs as they sought to show that Canada has shown a pro-Israel foreign policy for years. The group met Arnold Peters Alf Cleave Doug Rowland Ralph Stewart and Heath Macquarrie Mr. Stewart objected to Mr. reference to Mr. Sharp's saying a minister represents a not a is a statesman. Mr. Peters said Canada mirrors the United States in its policy toward the Middle He said it might be able to show its neutrality by giv- ing as much recognition to the displaced Palestinians as it gives to Israel. He said all the things Canada condemned in Africa were happening in Arab lands held by the Israelis. He and others said there can be no peaceful settlement in the Middle East unless Palestinians are taken into peace talks. ing to be here for a long time so there has to be sufficient in- terest to keep he said. Imperial Oil had no inten- tions of cutting back any of its exploration Mr. Dingle said. He estimated profits in the third quarter had increased by about 30 per cent. Figures released earlier showed the U S parent com- pany's profits in- creased 80 per cent to million in the same quarter. Mr. Dingle told a luncheon meeting of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs that artificially low prices have severely restricted exploration in the past. The industry warned 10 to 12 years ago that were getting into trouble on Restrictions on refining capacities in the U.S. also con- tributed to the energy crisis. Some of the environmental concerns were valid and others were he said. Mr. Dingle told one questioner that a national energy policy sounds nice no policy ever did Just having a policy would not accelerate exploration. If the government'expects people to find more it must make sure they get a sufficient price to justify the risk. The industry is not afraid of Crown corporations com- peting as long as they have to play by the same ground he ;