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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL LXVI 267 The LetHbridge Herald NOVEMBER 1073 24-PagM Arrests herald revolt From REUTER-AP ATHENS Police and soldiers rounded up a number of prominent left- wing politicians and former military men their families said. They also rounded up hun- dreds of students and a number of construction workers and took them to a temporary detainment camp in one Of the capital's soccer Stadiums. The arrests came as tanks and troops with fixed bayonets guarded the centre of the city to prevent any new anti- government demonstrations that has the government to the death of 13 per- sons. Nine were killed Friday night and four Saturday and six of them were including a young Norwegian woman and a five-year-old Greek boy Some construction workers took part in last week's stu- dent-led and many stayed off their jobs today. A number of large construction sites in the city were operating with scores of workers missing. Security police also were ar- resting leaders of construc- tion blaming them for their workers staying off the job. Politicians arrested include Leonidas former member of parliament for the pro-Communist United Democratic Left and a leading member of the same Demetrios Benas. Others arrested were retired Col Nicholas and retired Capt. Alexandras both of whom were released from prison in August under a general amnesty .for political prisoners. Among the others held was tinos Kon-jfagos. He presided a -meting of the senate last Thursday during which he recommended to the govern- ment that police should not intervene to disperse thousands of students demon- strating at the technical college. Chief 'government spokesman Spyridon Zour- natzis had told a morning news conference that all but 204 of 866 workers and students arrested during street fighting Friday night had been released. On Zournatzis reiterated the position of- Premier Spyros who has pledged parliamentary elections in 1974 mission is to prepare the nation for elections as soon as possible after order Is Zournatzis told newsmen. Seen and heard About town BOWLER Steve Gyorkos inadvertently drop kicking an ashtray after a bad shot Racelle VUlenenve looking forward to replacing the balcony-topping giant snowman he and his three- year-old daughter Trlcia built with a little help from their friends after the season's first snowfall. Marketing board confirmed for oil ELWOOD FERGUSON photo Building a mountain Weekend snowfalls of inches meant some clearing up today in Leth-' Jujes a mountain in the Association parking lot downtown. Hearing adjourned to Wednesday EDMONTON Premier Peter Lougheed to- day confirmed that Alberta will establish a marketing board to buy and then re-sell production from the province's-oil leases. The board's authority will cover about 85 per cent of all the oil produced in the he told a news con- ference. The had previously announced the government was giving strong considera- tion to establishing such a board at a special session of the Legislature starting Dec 3 but had not committed to the move. I think the answer is Mr. Lougheed said. he declined to describe the specific authority the board would be noting that the whole process Levesque may quit MONTREAL Op- position parties in the Quebec national crushed by a Liberal election landslide Oct. searched their political souls during the weekend and their in one way or was questioned. In Quebec the Parti Quebecois voted confidence in Rene leader of the party that won six of the eight seats not taken by the Liberals in the 110-seal legislature. The Gazette says Mr. Levesque is seriously con- sidering stepping -down as leader and quotes him as say- ing got to think about leading my own life Hydro project could resume By DENNIS TRUDEAU MONTREAL A hearing on a request to sus- pend a Quebec Superior Court injunction halting work on the James Bay hydroelectric project was ad- journed today until Wednesday. The hearing was adjourned to give Chief Justice Lucien Tremblay of Appeal Court time to study the lengthy judg- ment rendered Thursday by Mr. Justice Albert Malouf which ordered an immediate halt to work on the project. Lawyers for the James Bay Development Corp are seek- ing a suspension of the tem- porary injunction blocking the project while reports persist that the letter of the law is not being obeyed in the northern Quebec bushland. At the same Indians who obtained the injunction last Thursday from the Quebec Superior Court are reported ready to negotiate an agreement for a modified ver- sion of the less damaging to the environment and their native way of life. Tlit development corpora- tion appealed the injunction Friday and announced it would seek in Appeal Court to- day to have it suspended pending the outcome of that appeal. As the company continued to complain of huge problems in shutting down a construc- tion site currently employing 3.000 men flung over square miles of reporters were turned back on the weekend when they to fly in and inspect the work camps on site to see if construction had halted. INSPECT SITE Four reporters and Palace bombing leaves 3 dead PHNOM PENH A Cambodian air force fighter plane bombed President Lon Nol's palace compound tha second bombing of the pal- ace grounds in nine months. Cambodian radio said the president and his family es- caped but three other Cambodians were reported killed 10 wit- nesses said. Military sources said the pi- lot. Lieut. Pech Lim was on a bombing mission to Phnom Penh's southern per- 10 miles south of the when he radioed that his bombs would not release He then broke away and headed for the palace as the. other two planes in the forma- tion prepared to' the sources said There was no word on the reason for the bombing. Anti-aircraft gunners around the palace said the plane stayed low after dropp- ing its last bomb and then flew off to the east. Most photographers made it as far as theLG2 the main centre for the construction project. 600 miles northwest of Montreal. They reported they were confined to the im- mediate area of the runway orders from The company has said authorization which always was required from them to enter the area is not now being given to anyone not needed for essential services involving survival of the men on the site and protection of in-place machinery and equipment A reporter for The Gazette who made it to LG2 quoted several unidentified workers as saying work is continuing in defiance of the injunction but this cannot be proved. to get one of the men to say it. He'll tear you apart because he thinks it was the journalists that helped to stop the one such worker is quoted as saying. identified as a 24- year-old says people there are about of feel the ruling may be legal but it's not of buying and selling oil is vastly complicated. going to be right down to the wire to have the act ready for the Dec. 3 he said. are in the.process of determining how we can best develop a marketing board and meet constitutional limitations. want to be in a position constitutionally and we think we can do it where the government of Alberta deter- mines the sale of oil and gas.. The marketing board was proposed to give the province control over the sale of .oil and its a jurisdiction the premier feels has been threatened by the federal government's imposition of a tax on oil exports. Mr. Lougheed said the board will control all Alberta production except which constitute about 15 per cent of the total. In all other the province retains ownership of the mineral rights and leases them to such companies as Imperial Oil. The premier attacked Jhe Social Credit opposition which has criticized the government's plan to avoid specifics when introducing new legislation to raise royalties a form of tax on production at the Dec. 3 session. He said the former Social Credit government operated from 1947 to 1971 reference to the Legislature on matters involving. oil and In it would be in- appropriate -to go into specifics until the Legislature has cancelled existing legisla- tion covering oil and gas Mr. Lougheed said. The premier also said the government has not yet decid- ed whether it will invest in a Dow Chemical project which will see about million in plant investment in Alberta and an additional investment of more than million in a two-pipeline system. The project involves con- struction of a major petrochemical facility in- cluding an ethylene plant to be built at Fort Saskatchewan. The two-pipeline system is re- quired to transport ethylene and light hydrocarbon liquids from Alberta to Eastern Canada Two absent from talks of cabinet OTTAWA Prime Minister Trudeau spent a full day with members of his cabinet Saturday at a secluded country estate about 20 miles north of here in .the Gatineau Hills. With only External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and Environment Minister Jack Davis the group talked until well after nightfall about the next session of Parliament and the future of the minority Liberal government LOUGHEED RAPS ONT. GAS POLICY EDMONTON Premier Peter Lougheed today attacked Ontario's use of natural gas to generate electricity as un- desirable to the Canadian public interest. It is less wasteful for Ontario to use coal rather than Alberta natural in its generating the Alberta premier told a news conference. don't think that is desirable in the Alberta or the Cana- dian public interest. trying to do our best to avoid wasteful use of natural gas The premier referred to a report by the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board which said use of natural gas rather than coal in generation of electricity is wasteful. The report said natural gas is a convenience ideally suited for such' uses as home whereas coal is better suited .for users who need energy in enormous quantities. Alberta has long been trying to sell its coal to Ontario Hydro but the Ontario agency has found it can get coal more cheaply from the United States. On the other Alberta has had no difficulty selling all of its natural gas production. Mr. Lougheed has expressed particular concern that Ontario is buying coal from western states such as Montana more cheaply than it could from mainly because U S frieght rates from the west are lower than the Canadian rates from Alberta. General admits errors of war CAIRO -Egypt's war Lt -Gen. Ahmed Is- acknowledged Sunday that command poor communications and other errors helped Israel in establishing positions on the west bank of the Suez canal. But he said that in spite of the he feels the Arab side was in a much better on Oct date of the first UN it was when the latest Middle East war began 16 days earlier A se- cond UN ceasefire went into effect two days later. He gave the following reasons for the Israel breakthrough to the west bank of the Egyptian mander misjudged the size of the Israeli forces and assured his seniors in Cairo that he was able to handle the problem. of information as re- sult of a reshuffle in some military leadership for reasons Ismail did not dis- close in the area enabled Israeli forces to hide their tanks during the critical period of their assault Ceasefire broken From REUTER-AP Three Egyptian soldiers were killed and several wounded in two clashes along the Middle East ceasefire lines in the last 24 an Israeli military spokesman said today. The spokesman said one of the incidents Sunday occured near the town of Suez The other occurred on the west bank of the Gulf of Suez. Fire also was reported in several other parts of the Egyptian front. Inside Classified 20-23 Comics............ 8 Comment 4 District............15 Family 19 Local News 14 Markets 24 Sports......... 10-12' Theatres.....7 TV 7 Weather 3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH TUES. CHINOOK CLOUDS The facts don't support Nixon's show of honesty By ANTHONY LEWIS New York Tiroes Service In his Florida news President Nix- on conveyed the impression of a man frustrated in his efforts to publish the facts of Watergate. wanted the evidence he expressing his great at the nonex- _____________ istence of two tapes. For just a moment one j might have forgotten that NeWS for months this same man had struggled to keep the tapes and other evidence from the special _____________ the the public. i He had claimed an absolute privilege to keep information indeed an absolute immunity from legal his lawyers had argued that anything less would threaten continued ex- istence of the presidency as a functioning in- The news conference was if revealing Nixon's truthfulness In denying knowledge of crimes has been a large question in Watergate. On those specifics we do not -yet have definitive evidence. But the news conference sketched something broadly his general attitude toward truth. Three weeks answering the first ques- tion at his previous news Nixon had misstated the case of Aaron Burr as a precedent for presidential privilege. He wrongly said Jefferson had offered of a dis- puted as Nixon tried to do in the tapes case. In fact Jefferson's attorney offered to let the court or Burr's lawyers see the whole letter and copy the relevant portions. That mistake drew public it was known to Nixon's lawyers'. Yet before editors in he repeated and embellished the error. He spoke of Jefferson He said falsely again that Jefferson turned over He even invented a subsequent- judicial Marshall sitting as chief justice ruled for the There was no such ruling. Asked about his own Nixon acknowledg- ed that he had paid sums In 1970 and 1971. That was perfectly he because he had taken deductions for giving his official papers to the archives But he avoided the legal question that has been raised whether he made a real gift of the papers in the way and in the time required by law. He added that his low taxes did not result from shall way a cattle or you know all these gimmicks he had borrowed large and experts say that he must have claimed interest deductions to get his taxes so low The truth would be disclos- ed by his which he has so far declined to publish. On the subject of campaign Nix- on said both parties had tainted money in of that came from corporate sources and was illegal because the law had been and apparently people didn't know But there has been no suggestion of any Democratic party equivalent of the massive effort by Nixon's fund- raisers to extort contributions from corporations. And that law had not the Corrupt Practices Act has prohibited corporate political contributions for decades. Nixon himself brought up the milk industry's campaign contributions. He denied he had raised support prices in return for the he did so only because Congress was pressing for higher prices and had a gun to our This president has not so meekly retreated before other congressional ideas costing money. In any the question being investigated is a different one. It is whether he or his aides in seeking campaign money from the milkmen in- dicated that prices would then go up whether or not he had really decided on a raise for other reasons. That approach would be a crime. The best evidence is in the president's files and in his tape of a meeting with the milk representatives in his office. In both civil and criminal proceedings Nixon has doggedly refused that evidence. In the week before the latest news Nixon met groups of Congressmen to argue his case. There again his handling of the truth was revealing especially in the direct attacks on Elliot Richardson and Archibald the dis- mtoed special prosecutor. According to a Republican Congressman who took Charles Whalen of the presi- dent said Cox changed his mind about the proposed tapes compromise Friday Oct. 19. But published documents make clear to all the world that Cox resisted all along the crucial presidential demand that he refrain from seeking further presidential evidence. He reiterated that position formally in a letter delivered to White House counsel on Friday mor- Oct. 19. Why should Richard Nixon deal so cavalierly with the facts' The question goes to mysteries of character that no outsider can hope to fathom. In in in he could be acting deliberately. Or he could have made the necessary adjustments in his scious and not be aware of the difference between truth and falsehood in these matters. It is never easy to resist the force of deceptive Joe McCarthy taught us thot. But the price of surrender is too high. ;