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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ THE U1HBRIDGE HERAtO Tuoidtiy, November !7, i rector Hoover WASHINGTON (AP) FBI Director ,1. Edgar Hoover and former Attorney-general Hain- tey Clark, apparently uneasy bedfellows til law enforcement for two years, have publicly di- vorced themselves with verbal blasts at each other. Clark, who was Hoover's boss from 1967 to IKS, fired the first "self-cenlred concern (or tils White a MM confrontation own said Clark in a i over standards for FBI agents new book, led to the FBI's sac- resulted in Hoover's refusal to rifree of "effective crime con- trol." speak to the late Robert F. Ken- ncdy in the last six months of .urn, told a Wash- his tenure as attorney-general, melon Post reportcr'that Clark I the director told the Washington was "a the worst at- Post in an Intel-view: jellyfish, torney-general in the 45 year Hoover has headed the federal shot. The 78-year-old u.v, director's I law enforcement agency. achinerj firm is warning By VICTOR MACKIE Herald's Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Consumer and Corporate Affairs Minister Bas- lord told tlie Commons that should the White Motor Com- pany, (formerly known as Cockshutt) raise its farm ma- chinery prices by s e v e n per ]VDP oppose Edmonton's "omniplex" EDMONTON (CP) Several local New Democratic Party officials have launched a cam- paign to oppose construction by the city of a million sports, trade and convention centre while another party member campaigns in support of the project. Tom Pocklington, president of the party's Metro Edmonton Council, said Monday 70 per- sons will, by the weekend, start distributing pamphlets which urge ratepayers to vote "no" Nov. 25 when the proposal will be presented as a money bylaw during a civic byelec- tion. Mr. Pocklington said the council feels there are "higher priority" projects than the cen- tra called "omniplex" by city council. These include more public housing, neighbor-' hood parks, recreation areas, hospitals and improved library services. The pamphlet, unfolds !atj sis sections, will cost compared with the be- ing spent by those "pushing for he said. The party council voted In principle against the project during a summer meeting after Bill Mclean had left, Mr. Pock- lington said. Mr, Mclean Is a candidate In the byelection and a support- er of the omniplex project. He has been active party council. !n the local cent the prices and incomes commission will enquire into the price hikes. The question was raised in the Commons by John Skobcrg (NDp Miose He said the company has indicated it will probably be raising Its farm machine prices by seven per cent on sales made in 1971. Mr. Basford said the com- pany would be expected to comply with the pricing criteria agreed upon last Feb- ruary. "Should they raise prices in the manner suggested by the member the prices and in- comes commission will ex- amine the said the minister. He said the PIC has made it very clear that companies which increase their prices above the pricing criteria agreed upon will be investi- gated. Telephone expansion lialt planned EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government intends to p a s s legislation to prevent expansion of Edmonton Tele- phones beyond the 1963 city boundaries, Premier Harry Strom said here. The information was contain- ed in a letter from the premier to Mayor Ivor Dent. The city had sent a letter to the premier saying Edmonton telephones would be willing to withdraw from ths disputed West Jasper Place area until agreement is reached on who has jurisdic- tion there, Edmonton Tele- phones or Alberta Government Telephones. The dispute came to a head about six weeks ago when both Edmonton Telephones and AGT installed telephones in one of- fice in West Jasper Place. Both said they had the right to serve the area. If ever there was a worse attorney-general, it was Ram- sey Clark. You never knew which way he was going to flop on an issue. THAN BOBBY' "He was worse than Bobby the newspaper quoted Hoover as saying. "At least Kennedy stuck by his guns, even when he was wrong." Clark could not be reached immediately for comment. In his book, Crime in Amer- ica, Clark charged "the FBI has so coveted personal credit that it will sacrifice even effective crime control before it will share the glory of its exploits. "This has been a petty and costly characteristic caused by the excessive domination of a single person, J. Edgar Hoover, and his self-centred concern for his reputation and that of the FBI." Post reporter Ken W. Clawson wrote that Hoover said Clark was "like a jellyfish a sof- who failed to match up to his father, the former attorney- general and Supreme Court jus- tice, Tom Clark. Judging by past public state- ments of both men, Hoover and Clark were poles apart in their philosophical approach to law enforcement. Clark displayed a tendency to search for the social and eco- nomic causes of crime; Hoover is less willing to forgive. Clark supported the Supreme Court decisions expanding rights of the accused; to Hoover they are "handcuffs" on the police. The FBI, Clark said, contin- ued to dramatize the peril of the Communist party "long after there was any risk to national security from that source." When Kennedy began pushing the fight against organized crime in 1961, Clark said, the FBI hung back. Plan to curtail federal spending HOOVER, ClARK EXCHANGE VERBAL BIASTS Former Attorney Gen. Ramsey Clark, right, said in o new book that J. Edgar Hoover, centre, had a "self-centred concern for his own reputation" which led to the FBI's sacrifice of "effective crime con- trol." Hoover, in turn, was quoted in The Wa shington Post as saying, "If ever there was a worse attorney general, it was Ramsey Clark." The newspaper's Tuesday edition quoted Hoover m saying, "He was worse than Bobby Kennedy." The assassinated senator is shown at left in a March, 1968 picture. Oltaiva gives to aid cyclone victims OTTAWA (CP) External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said Monday Canada is making a gift to the special Red Cross fund to aid victims the cyclone in Eastern Pak- istan, Ho told the Commons Prime Minister Trudeau had also ask- ed the government of. Pakistan what additional aid Canada could give. Government tax proposals to meet needs of industry CALGARY (CP) When the revised white paper on taxation goes to Parliament it will be "in a form which will better meet the needs of industry and Canada as a Energy Minister J. J. Greene said Mon- day night. He told delegates to the Al- berta Association of Petroleum Landmea that changes in the white paper, regarded by the Oil drilling superintendent dismissed after well fire CALGARY (CP) A Pan- arctic Oils Ltd. drilling superin- .fendent says he is "profession- ally dead" after being dismiss- ed by the petroleum explora- tion consortium when a well Hew out and caught fire on King Christian Island in the Ugh central Arctic. "I've been a sacrificial goat when management was realy at said Ted Gee, 44, of Calgary. "Manage mcnt was fully aware of the rate of progress and the dangers involved in continuing drilling. We proceed- ed with their full approval." The well went out of control Oct. 25 as the drilling crew pre- pared to r u n casing and con- duct tests. No one was injured tat the drilling rig was heavily The site now is marked by a 200-foot pillar of flame visible up to 120 miles away as an esti- mated 42 million cubic feet of gaa roars out daily. Smaller fires surround the main blaze up to feet away, caused by gas seeping from fissures leading away from the main drill hole. A second rig is being moved to the site and it is to drill into the gas-hearing formation near the wild well. Once the formation is reached, sea wa- ter brought Hi miles from the coast by a nine-inch pipeline will be pumped into the well in an attempt to halt the gas flow. Mr. Gee said to an Interview Monday he accepts only partial responsibility for the blowout; the rest of the blame lies with management. He was named last week by Jean Chretien, minister of In- dian affairs and northern de- velopment, as one of two em- ployees responsible for the ac- cident and fired for incom- petence. Pan arctic president Charles Hetherington said Monday Mr. Gee was fired because "lie ditta't obey which ap- parently included instruc- tions not to drill deeper than feet. Mr. Gee said Panarctic man- agement was fully aware of dangerous drilling conditions before the exploratory well was started last month. He said geological tests had indicated shallow pockets of high- pressure gas. The well is not expected to be brought under control for at least several weeks. A similar blowout of a Panarctic well on Melville Island 200 miles from King Christian Island cost the fine several million dollars to extinguish in 1969. oil industry as punitive and dis- couraging, resulted from con- sultations with industry repre- sentatives. While admitting the petrole- um industry is at "the cross- roads" of its development the west, Mr. Greene declined to enlarge on federal policy in respect to land regulations in the north, foreign ownership within industry and negotia- tions to obtain 8 larger share of the American market for crude oil and natural gas. He said government policy on the subjects "will be forthcom- ing" while Canadian and U.S will meet next week to continue export talks. Reinforcing the federal gov- ernment's policy on northen development, the minister saic "purely conservationist consid- erations" Witt not be allowed to stand in the way of industry ex- ploitation of nor them re- sources. He accused critics of north- ern development of "being im- perfectly i n f while others "sought some kind of political advantage" from theii opposition. Ttie minister also describee ths TJ.S. market for oil and gas flexible enough to accommo- date crude shipments now in excess of previous guidelines. He forecast an eventual mar- ket for about barrels a day against the limit imposed last March. While export markets de- pended on agreements with the U.S., increased domestic con- sumption of oil would have to wait for expansion of refinery capacity in the important On- tario market, Mr. Greene said Future government policy on imports will be "consistent with the development and utilization of Canadian indigenous oil re- sources." OTTAWA (0P) The govern- ment proposed Monday to place lew limits on the activities of he official watchdog over fed- eral spending. Legislation to govern the audi- or-general of Canada, intro- duced in the Commons, also would empower the government o bark back officially at the watchdog after he publishes his annual report exposing "fraud, default or mistake" in federal accounts. The legislation was presented n the name of C. M. Drury, (resident of the treasury board, ilr. Drury was among ministers vto uttered what many took as criticism o f Auditor-General Maxwell Henderson after Mr. ienderson's latest, sharply-crit- cal report last spring. The new bill would put limita- ions on the auditor-general's catch-all -authority to tell Parlia- ment about "any other case" he should be reported, in ad- dition to enumerated mishan- dltags of public funds. Henceforth, says the legisla- ion, "any other case" would lave to be related to the audi- ;or-general's specified general duties. They are to see that gov- ernment accounts are properly tept and the money has been spent by Parlia- ment. GOVERNMENT CAN REPLY The legislation also would au- thorize the government to pub- lish its observations on findings by the auditor-general's office simultaneously with the annual audit. To permit the government to respond diminishing the impact of unan- swered auditor- general's office would have to inform the government what it planned to say in the annual report at least three months in advance of its publication. Strom stresses development needs for balanced economy EDMONTON (CP) Prem- ier Harry Strom said today Al- torta labor, management and capital must be allowed to play Tap-water deadly LIVERPOOL, England (CP) Tap-water in many parts of Britain contains poisonous chemicals and sometimes such substances are present in dan- gerously high quantities, say two scientists at the University of Liverpool. a greater part In development of natural resources if the prov- ince is to have a more balanced economy, "While it is beneficial to the Alberta economy for outside concerns to buy, develop and export these resources, it is, in itself, too limited a stimulus to economic he said in a prepared statement. The statement came after a meeting Monday with top ex- ecutives of a dozen major oil firms, most of them American- owned, at wliieli Mr, Strom is understood to have said he wauls maximum participation by Albertans in natural re- sources development. He said in the statement most Albertans are becoming increasingly aware of their re sponsibility "to promote an< regulate future development o our natural resources in order to maximize the benefits to ous own province." Coney ivins Higk River nomination HIGH RIVER (CP) Eldon Coney, 40, a farmer-auctioneer of this district 30 miles south of Calgary was nominated the Progressive Conservative can- didate for tho new Highwood constituency in the next provin- cial general election. Mr. Couey defeated George K. Wolsteixholme, a Jeweller and mayor of Nanton, to be- come the parly's 48th nomina- tion for the election expected next year. More than 350 persons at- tended the meeting. There will be 75 seats con- tested in UK! next election, an increase of in under redistribu- tion passed by the legislature early this year. Hitherto, the auditor-generai's annual report, a best-seller in Ottawa, has landed without warning of its contents. It cus- tomarily contains information embarrassing to the govern- ment of the day. Government ministers and of- ficials have been given an op- portunity to answer back in public if summoned before tho Commons committee on public accounts, which decides which items among the scores re- ported it will examine in more detail. The public accounts commit- tee is the only Commons com- mittee without a government are 10 Liberals and 10 opposition with a member of the opposition as chairman. The committee has been headed by Alfred D. Hales Gunman escapes with at Calgaiy CALGAHY (CP) A lone gunman escaped with in small bills after holding up a branch of the Canadian Impe- rial Bank of Commerce. Police said a "big man with a large stomach" entered the bank in the afternoon, tossed a bag to a teller and told her to "fill it up with money." The man escaped on foot 307 eft St. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD. Gary MarffA Dispensing Optician 327-7115 Weather and road report 40 ABOVE 19.J iu ZERO AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7 SUNSET l-AS Leihbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Calgary........ Vancouver 56 22 51 39 50 33 .01 46 31 54 -15 .02 Victoria......... 59 39 52 46 Penticton Prince Rupert Prince George .35 JCamioops........49 Cranbrook .52 Saskatoon.......10 Regina......... 37 Winnipeg........ 36 Thunder Bay Toronto Ottawa...... Montreal St. John Halifax...... Charlottetown Fredriclon Chicago..... New York Los Angeles Miami...... Las Vegas San Francisco 37 28 34 33 31 28 36 28 54 36 48 38 43 35 42 28 44 35 43 34 79 33 64 46 63 38 64 55 Rome......... Paris......... London...... Berlin........ Amsterdam Brussels...... Moscow Stockholm..... Tokyo 32 46 '41 48 .40 50 30 39 37 4S 36 48 36 37 34 39 41 52 FORECAST Leihbridge _ T o d a yt Sunny. Brisk west winds. Wednesday: Cloudy with a few showers. Snow beginning during tlie afternoon, Lows near 25, highs 35-40. Medicine Hat Today. Vari- able cloudiness. Showers of rain or snow in a few localities. Wednesday: Cloudy with a few showers. Snow beginning dur- ing the afternoon. Lows near 25, highs 35-40. Columbia with a few sunny periods today. Tonight and Wednesday mostly cloudy with a few snowfhirries in the Columbia area tonight, spreading to the east Kootenay area in the morning. Highs to- day and Wednesday 35 40. Lows tonight 25-35. [HE MOST RUGGED AND DURABLE HOG FEEDER ON THE MARKET -SIOUX- FEED-A-ROUND Comes In sizes 30 bushsl erne) 45 boshsl capac- ity. Iquipped with 12 extra sturdy, extra large 14 gauge Boiler Red Lids, Extra large, extra sturdy Red lids are thicker and 25 stronger than ttn standard 16 gauge lid. The -SIOUX- Feed-A-Reund is mounted on a one inch board creoioled platform, end it absolutely trouble free without agitators, end handles all types of feed, including ground feed, with the tame high e( sfFU tieney. General Farm Supplies COUTIS HIGHWAY, tETHBRIDGE Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Leth- sridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1 Trans Caraada 'Oghway Calgary to Golden, s bare and dry. Golden to Bevclsloke has been plowed and sanded and is in good win- ter driving condilion. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or chains are re- quired when travelling over tho Kogers Pass. The Banff-Radium and Banff- Jasper highways are mostly bare with a few slippery sec- tions. POUTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Colitis 24 hours; Carwoy 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. JIST. Del Honila 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. a.m. to 6 p.m.: Klngsgsvte, 24 hours; Porthiil-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. WiMhorse, 8 io 5 p.m. ;