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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Nixon's explanations labelled conflicting and not complete fty JAMES htNAUOMTON WASHINGTON Saturday that he ahfnj the Watergate Mandate fcets oB prove that the president U telling the fit latest tfplauattono of the eveaU that have plagued hit administration appear to he in- complete in some to conflict with public records and testimony about the Watergate case and offspring. Tlie following are points comparison of Nixon's statements and details previously on the public record Nixon said he was informed Sept. 29 or 30 that _ i art of a _ telephone cenvenaUon with former attorney general John HUehaU and an April Meeting with MM the dismissed Howe cowMaL Nteoa saM it was not Mtil around Oct. J7 that the White not comply with sub- poenas for the tapes of the two conversations. Nixon's consultant on the told United States Watergate District that the president had decided to in all with the subpoena. Nixon did not say why Wright was not until Oct. the day it was announced in open that two tapes might not exist.' Henry Peterseil. the assistant attorney- who directed the Watergate tovesttgn- until last testified to the Senate Watergate Committee in August that the dent offered earner to play the April IS tape for him. Petenen told the Senate panel that he art the president disagreed about whether Dean tod ob- tained a grant of immunity from prosecution far his part in the Watergate and that Nix- on toU you I have it on tape If you want to hear Hie president did not refer 'to Petersen's testimony Saturday. According to Nixon's the recording system installed In the White House hi 1971 was a sophisticated He said- it consisted of little recorder and a series of mikes in my the existence of the system was ed to the Senate committee oa July 16. huMiti. Almnuar the former White HUM who had supervised the described an elaborate of saUons were recorded in four Nixon offices and on three iilaplnuM mod by the that H R. the former White House chief of told the cemraHtae the Asked to assets the damage done to hit credibility by the dtadosnre that two tapes dU not Nixon expressed great disap- because I wanted the evidento From the time the taping system was first dis- Oct. NfaM's argued la the federal courts U would irreparable harm to the principle of presidential ctteAdenUattty to require that be release the tapes and other subpoenaed material. The presi- dent on similar grounds of executive to permit officiate of the Secret Ser- vke which supervised the recording system to testify about it to the Senate Watergate Com- mittee. Later in the meeting with the editors Satur- Nixon asserted he had course voluntari- ly waived privilege with regard to turning over the tapes and so Nixon did only after Sirica ruled against bis position and was sustained by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit. VOL. LXVI 288 The Utkbridae Herald NOVEMBER 24 Pages 10 Cents Mrs. Alfred Pauiy stands next to her plastic-clad home near BetJe Minn. Tjie Paulys wrapped the concrete block which isfpoorly at a cost of in an attempt to save Wrapped up for winter fuel. Mrs. Pauly says she ran her thermostat at 80 degrees last winter but now keeps it at 70 since the wrapping was completed. Troops patrol Greek streets ATHENS Tanks and troops remained on patrol in Athens today as President George Papadopoulos played an apparent waiting game with youths and workers call- ing for his overthrow There was no indication when the tanks will be and no assurance Oil sands production is hiked CALGARY The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board today an- nounced approval for an increase in the oil production rate at the Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. extraction plant in northeastern Alberta. The if accepted by the provincial would allow GCOS to produce barrels daily of syn- thetic oil from its plant on the Athabasca Oil 250 miles northeast of Edmonton. The which began production in originally was authorized to produce 000 barrels daily. that the demonstrators would not go back on the streets when the army leaves. There were about demonstrators active at the height of the disorders last week and during the which left 11 persons dead and at least 148 injured. the country's politicians offered the govern- ment a way out of the present tense situation. Former premier Panayotis Kanellopoulos called for a government of national unity to restore law and order and lead Greece back to normal political life. Speaking on behalf of all politicians who oppose the the 71-year-old veteran politician who was ousted by the military rulers when they staged their coup in issued a written statement declaring that much most of it could be spilled Monday was the first day of relative calm since the rioting. Soldiers and police picked up scores of workers and local union leaders for allegedly violating the martial law restrictions. Some were later set free. But others got stiff sentences from the military including prison terms of four and five years'. Military talks are deadlocked Classified....... 20-23 Comics............ 5 District........... 15 Family........ U Local News 14 Markets.......... 17 Sports.......... 10-11 Theatres........... 7 TV............... 6 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH WED. SNOWPLUMUES UtOIVU Soviets rebuff concern MOSCOW Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko has rebuffed Canadian concerns about the Soviet government's treatment of minority groups and its restrictive emigration policy Gromyko told External Af- fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp in a blunt exchange Monday that he sometimes feels Canada is Uying to interfere in dorrtstic Soviet affairs through its comments on the minority and questions. Sharp told reporters later that Gromyko denied there is any discrimination against minority groups in the Soviet and said that if Canadians believe otherwise they are wrong. Normally cautious about raising domestic problems with foreign Sharp stressed that he was not asking the Soviet government to take any specific action. But he was expressing the concern of Canadians. He said he reminded Gromyko that the inter- national community has made exceptions to the principle of MA-intorventton In domestic in the United Nations resolution condemning South African for ex- ample. From REUTER-AP The Israeli cabinet was call- ed to an emergency session in Jerusalem today to discuss the question of disengagement and separation of Israeli and Egyptian forces in the Suez Canal sources said. The decision to hold a cabinet meeting follows reports in Jerusalem that talks between senior military officers of the two countries in Kilometre 101 on the Suez- Cairo road were deadlocked Prime Minister Golda Meir called in Defence Minister Moshe Deputy Premier Yigal Allon and Israel minister without Monday night to hear a report from Maj.-Gen Aharon Israeli represen- tative at the military talks with Egypt. Informed sources said Yariv suggested at the Kilometre 101 talks a mutual withdrawal of Israeli and Egyptian forces to the positions they held on the eve of the October war with the stationing of United Nations forces along a six-mile stretch on both sides of the canal. Bat the sources said Egypt rejected this proposal and suggested an immediate Israeli withdrawal to the Mitla and Giddi some 25 miles east of the waterway. This suggestion was in turn rejected by the sources and the cabinet at its special meeting today was ex- pected to formulate its posi- tion for the next meeting later this week between Yariv and Egypt's Maj.-Gen. Mohamm- ed Abdul Ghani Al-Gamazi. Energy plans ready Monday Minister curses press questions l is A large credibility gap. Some people have even used the term 'lying' in that regard you mean it this time or. was Mt. By DAVE BLAJKIE OTTAWA Energy Minister Donald Macdonald will talk with provincial counterparts Friday before announcing detailed energy conservation measures. He told the Commons some of his plans intrude into provincial jurisdiction and dis- cussions should take place before any announcement is made. He had planned to make a statement this week but told MPs he has postponed the announcement until Monday. Energy and resources ministers are scheduled to meet in Toronto for the Fri- day meeting. What will emerge is un- but Mr. Macdonald like- ly will raise the possibility of reduced highway speed limits to cut gasoline consumption. He disclosed earlier lie would sound out individual premiers on the but the conference will give him a chance to get a quicker over- all reading. Motor vehicle Jhws fall un- der provincial jypsdiction. In Jurisdiction is similar Presi- dent Nixon has asked all state governors to impose max- imum speed limits of SO miles aii hour Mr. Macdonald has said similar action may be un- necessary in Canada but the proposal is one of many under consideration He gave no in- dication of any other steps that might require provincial consent before implemen- tation. he outlined earlier this month a three- stage rationing program that will be used if necessary to cope with shortages during winter. For any shortage of 10 per cent or the government will rely on voluntary measures such as lowered thermostats in provincial and industry and adjusted ven- tilation and air-conditioning systems. Beyond 10 per a so- called mandatory allocation program would go into restricting the volume of petroleum products available at the wholesale level. CALGARY Energy Minister Donald angered by a reporter's ques- tions during a television debate with Alberta's minister of federal and inter governmental short the tapping session Mon- day night and stormed out of the studio. don't like being called a Mr. Macdonald after he threw down the microphone and left the studio at CFCN Calgary. The taping which station officials said could have lasted 60 ended after 39 minutes. The program started as an amicable discussion of energy issues Mr Getty and Mr. Macdonald agreed on most of them. Questions came solely from a moderator reporters watching the program from the back of the studio were asked during the taping if they would question the ministers on camera. Mr. Macdonald answered two questions. Then his face reddened as he listened to a question from reporter Rick Kennedy of The Albertan. Mr Kennedy you have stressed tonight and in the past the need for discussion and consultation with the provincial government over energy policies and energy problems. you admitted in the House of Commons last week and a couple of months ago that in both cases when you implemented the export tax there was no consultation with the province. Mr. Kennedy interrupted by MacDonald. don't accept that I was ei- ther lying or that there had to be the minister said. Mr. Kennedy pursued the matter don't believe I called you a liar But the term has been used. I'm sure you have heacd Mr Macdonald said he was sure the term has been I'm sure not by any re- sponsible Then he jumped up and left the studio. He later attended a meeting of women Liberals. Police not 'men' 'More personnel needed' The Lethbridge police force is being stretched thin and needs more city council was told Monday. force at the moment is two men short and about as thin as it can says Aid Vera one of coun- cil's two representatives on the police commission. The need for more officers is almost self-evident with the city growing the way it she Mid. Council has a request from the police commission to es- tablish a ratio of 1.5 police of- ficers for every a move that would allow the police force to ask for seven more men in budget requests early next year Police Chief Ralph in a letter to coun- Myi this would increase the force to 63 still well below the recogntted Alberta standard of 1.7 per pop- about 74 men. with the additional seven men we will be com- mitted heavily'by increasing patrol demands and city ex- he said. Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff that according to recent reports the crime rate in the city is below average and ac- tually decreased this year from last. this request fulfill a need or is it simply to bring the force up to he asked AM. Tom Ferguaon have an excellent record but the force Is getting spread thinner all the time'.'7 the force it not expanded with the city all of a sudden there will be a-breakdown and it will be our Deputy Mayor Hembroff Mid he would like to have the police chief come to council to discuss the need for more training and the status of the force in general want to keep the police force as good as it is they need more men to do that's but I'd like to hear from the he said. Council approved the 1.5 per 1.000 ratio with the provision that any increase in the force be approved by the police commission and subsequently by council and that the poKce chief be asked to meet coun- cil. AM. Vera Ferguaon threw one more wrinkle into the dis- cussion before council moved on to other matters. not talking about hiring seven policemen. talking about hiring seven police she railing the possibility of the city getting its first police Approval appears certain WASHINGTON -The Senate rules committee today voted unanimously to approve the nomination of House Re- publican Leader Gerald R. Ford as vice-president of the United States. The vote sends Ford's nomi- nation to the Senate floor. Leaders of the House of Representatives plan a final vote in that body next week. No hitch has risen to con- firmation by either the House or although Ford's civil rights voting record and leadership capacity were challenged Monday at House hearings. Clarence Washing- ton director of the National Association for the Advance- ment of Colored said three of Ford's votes that he has a restricted approach to civil rights Air officers arrested PHNOM PENH Several high-ranking Cam- bodia air force officers were arrested and all T-zt fighter planes were grounded in the wake of Monday's bombing of President Lon Nol's palace compound by an air force police and military Mid today. The raid against the com- pound killed three penoni and wounded witnesses Mid. It was the second bombtngofthe compound by a Cambodian plane in nine months. An emergency rationing possibly controlled by individual rationing would be adopted if shortages reached 25 per cent of demand. Environment Minister Jack Davis assured the House that strict anti- pollution regulations will be applied to any tankers picking up Alberta oil from the Trans- Mountain pipeline at Van- couver and bringing it to eastern Canada through the Panama Canal. The tankers would travel through the Strait of Juan de one of the most vulner- able west coast tanker routes to oil pollution. Mr. Davis told Frank Howard any oil shipments for eastern Canada would be minute com- pared with tanker loads when Alaskan oil begins moving down the west coast to United States markets. SALVATION Army bands- man money Bwranvy adjusting a microphone and uying he how to torn Major Thehna Oemey on and off Gerry Wngenveert quibbling about the topping oa hit pudding ;