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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Military takeover in U.S. possible Is lyovtom ef Is to our ctwMry tfat the U.S. WMM alert ki farces GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather Lethbridge Calgary Medicine Most- ly cloudy with a few flurries. Highs 30-35. Lows near 10. Tuesday. Sunny. Highs 30-35. Columbia Kootenay Region Mainly cloudy with a few snowflurries. Highs around 30. Cloudy with periods of snow Lows tonight in the 20s. Highs Tues- day 30 to 35. MONTANA East of Continental Variable cloudiness with scattered snow flurries most- ly over western mountain region today thru Tuesday. Only small changes in temperatures. Highs today 25 to 35. Lows tonight 5 to 15 north 15 to 25 south portion Highs Tuesday 30s west and south 15 to 25 northeast. West of Continental Divide Scattered snow mostly over mountains today thru Tuesday. Only small changes in temperatures. Highs today and Tuesday 25 to 35. Lows tonight 15 to 25 Lethbridge...... 18 Pincher Creek... 33 19 Medicine Hat 33 16 'Edmonton 19 Grande Prairie 31 Jasper.......... 29 Banff........... 26 Calgary 33 Victoria 46 Penticton....... 38 Prince George 30 Kamloops....... 37 Vancouver...... 44 Saskatoon 12 Regina......... 20 Winnipeg....... 30 Toronto......... 50 Ottawa......... 37 Montreal......40 St. John's .35 Halifax........39 Charlottetown 33 Fredericton..... 34 Chicago 46 New York...... 65 Miami......80 Los Angeles..... 65 Las Vegas...... 49 Phoenix 56 Athens 65 Rome.....61 Paris...........-46 London......... 46 Berlin.......... 30 Amsterdam..... 43 Moscow.......32 Stockholm...... 25 14 .10 13 18 10 18 30 32 .06 17 25 36 10 .03 13 25 .06 30 22 22 30 27 .15 27 .29 20 .16 40 40 .26 74 47 31 45 .02 45 54 36 30 27 37 21 21 Don't be left high and dry in Order your IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT and be For the Best in WHEEL MOVE HAND MOVE PIVOT SYSTEMS FORD PUMPING UNITS SEE Bert Erickson Charlie Loof or Doug Irwin at AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Box 1202 328-1101 hway 1 reported bare ftighwi ind dry. Widening of one mile sec- Ion of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways are in good driving condition. m Octttertt By TOM TIE DE WASHINGTON It is probably another symptom of what is happening to the country that some people are suggesting the energy crisis could turn out to be more than an energy crisis. suggests a congressional oil shortage becomes so acute that disorder breaks out. Sup- pose riots start and people began looting the storage areas. Suppose homes go cold and old people get sick and ghetto folks burn down blocks to keep warm. If it really came to if civilian rule could not then the military would almost have to take over Military rule in the Could it sometimes recent events have made the question more than academic. used to watching the banana republics of the world succumb time and again to martial used to almost chuckling at its regularity in fifth-rate now would do prell to contemplate their own alleged immunities. The fact is it has happened before in the United States and could again. Many in the ac- believed some kind of suspension of civil rights was in the offing during the final frantic days of October. In rapid President Nixon fired two high Justice Department officials and sent in the FBI to confiscate of- ficial records isn't said a Justice it is one day in A few days during the Middle East all U.S. military forces were causing Secretary of State during a news to issue his lament on the fettle of the Nation today. And even as these events take their place in the with the natidn still some still fear for tomorrow. Rep. Pete says the oil crisis scenario would not surprise believe Nixon's state of mind is such that he is capable of staging a trumped-up national emergency for the purposes of taking over. A few years ago if anyone would have suggested this to I would have thought it an advanced stage of hysteria. But nothing would surprise me with this Start's which has been brushed aside by the White House CongreMman's hypothesis is so ridiculous as to not merit is probably ex- cessive. He himself stresses that such a presidential attempt would fail we have too many good men who would says historian Henry Steele mind doesn't operate like that He is more subterranean in his political But the jitters linger on. Stark says he is receiving many from con- stituents and really worried about this whole He is also receiv- ing letters indicating a sudden arousal of interest among peo- ple who have for too long taken their democracy for granted. They are beginning to- as Walt Whitman is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country the only bar against it is a large and retolute breed of Most the incum- bent president may be acting entirely within his Con- stitutional prerogatives. But if not then perhaps some future In a Supreme Court justice in opposition to the suspension by government of one man's right to habeas that such erosions of liberty can't be allowed even by a righteous because the United States no right to expect that it will always have wise and human at- tached to the principles of the Constitution. Wicked ambitious of with hatred of liberty and contempt of law may fill the place once occupied by Washington and Inquiry hearts government mafia charges OF ENTRY and Closing Carway 9 Life to 6 Chief Mountain Coutts 24 Del tonlU 9 a.m. to Kingsgate 24 Porthill-Rykerts 8 i.m. to Wild Horse8a.m. to5 RoosevilleSa.m. p midnight Logan Pass closed. By KATHERINE KENNEDY EDMONTON A public inquiry which began hearings into the collapse of an Alberta-based conglomerate was told last week the Mafia and govern- ment bribes were related to that collapse The inquiry was ordered by the Alberta attorney-general to investigate claims that approximately Western Canadian shareholders lost million after the with P.A.P Holdings Ltd at its ex- perienced financial failure. Most of the testimony last week came from two men who emigrated to Canada from Holland in the 1950s and were lounder of PAP. and a related company. Cosmopolitan Life Assurance Co Albert Jaasma of Van- former Cosmopolitan confirmed the loss to shareholders of million. He said his personal loss totalled 7 million and that he now had one cent to mv name Mr. Jaasma cited Canamera Enterprises Ltd Sioux Holdings Rocky Holdings Ltd and Balmoral Developments Ltd as members of the con- glomerate involved in the col- lapse He blamed the failure partly on the British Columbia Secu- rities which he said withdrew its approval for Cosmopolitan to buy 204.000 escrow shares in Columbia Beneficial Holdings Ltd. in 1970 because of- licials were afraid the Mafia would take control' of another B C N W Financial Corp He did not elaborate 'DELAYED THE DEAL' Mr. Jaasma also said the B C and Alberta Securities Commissions delayed the amalgamation of Cosmopolitan and Seaboard Lile Insurance Co of Van- forcing Cosmopolitan lo pay from its seg- regated fund in unexpected administrative costs Testifying Mr Jaasma said that in 1962 he was under pressure from K.W. then provincial treasurer and now Social Credit member of the legislature lor to sell a business in which Mr. Hinman was involved Mr Jaasma said Mr Hmman told him it was in his best to find a buyer lor Edmonton Produce because Cosmopolitan was in the process of applying for its licence to operate. Mr Jaasma said he found a but when he asked the owner of Edmonton Produce lor his commission he was told that it had been given to Mr. Hmman. Mr. Hmman denied receiv- ing the said Mr. Jaasma Mr Jaasma also said although Cosmopolitan was the first private insurance company to apply for a licence in the province in 30 three other firms received their licenses before Cosm- politan These included .said Mr Jaasma. adding that Seaboard's president. Harry said the company paid 000 to obtain its licence Mr Jaasma said the main reason for the PAP. collapse an unsuccessful attempt to purchase N.W. Financial. He said 9 million was pdid towards the purchase of N W Financial but its president. Peter Ropchan of changed the terms ol the purchase agree- ment and as a result finan- ciers lor P A.P. backed out. P A P wasn't able lo make linal payments- for N W resulting in forfeiture ol the million. failure of the conglomerate and a total asset loss of about million. Mr Ropchan appeared belore the inquiry Wednesday and denied that he changed the agreement or that his ac- tions contributed to the failure ol P A P and its related com- panies In testimony the tormer secretary-treasurer of P A P.. Peter Van Rhyn. said Cosmopolitan violated the Al- berta Insurance Act by using in equity funds to pur- chase stock in N W. Financial The act requires that share- holders' equity contributed to a segregated fund be put into approved not speculative investments. Under protection of the Can- ada Evidence which keeps statements from being used against a witness in court. Mr Van Rhyn indicated the was part of the in unexpected ex- penses Cosmopolitan incurred during its amalgamation with Seaboard The under district court Judge Roger re- sumes next after which it will adjourn until January. IT MEAT POUNDAGE Lambs in Alberta provided 6.7 million pounds of mutton and lamb in 1972. U of A adopts 'exciting KED DEER The University of Alberta senate has agreed to study what was described as an exciting proposal from the Indian association to form a joint university-Indian body to better serve native people. Joe Couture of executive director of the Alberta Indian Education asked the senate to aid in establishing a committee comprised equally of representatives from the general faculties council and the which promotes educational programs and cultural awareness in Indian communities. Mr. Couture suggested establishing the Indian educa- tion centre as part of the university because a precedent for an on-campus bicultural and bilingual presence exists He also urged the university to make available its physical resources and under the centre's to Indian communities. Such action by the university would assure rewarding relationship with the Indian Mr Couture said The senate agreed to have its executive committee study the proposal and report back on feasibility at its meeting next March. Dr Max University said Mr. Couture's suggestion was of the most exciting proposals I've seen for many years. It was from the Indians themselves and not from Ot- tawa or other he said Former archbishop's health on the mend EDMONTON Most Rev. Anthony who resigned as Roman Catholic archbishop of Edmonton last is making steady progress in hospital after suf- fering a heart attack Nov. a hospital spokesman says Dr. John Ed- monton General Hospital Medical said the archbishop much his prognosis is The has been out of the hospital's intensive care unit for several days and now is allowed to get up for brief periods. He was admitted to hospital two days before an apprecia- tion night in his honor was scheduled by Catholics in the archdiocese. Dr. Rupert chairman of the appreciation said a presentation will be made soon as his doctor deems Prior to his Archbishop Jordan had been celebrating one of the Sunday masses at St. John the Evangelist Church where he was helping with parish work following his resignation FRAME STYLES From AROUND-THE-' WORLD ASSISTANT REQUIRED Some Experience in Typing and Posting. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY Halg Medical Building 6th Ave. and 6th St. S. and Air Force Veterans In Canada Lethbrldge Unit No. 34 GENERAL MEETING In the Clubroomt Nov. 26th. p.m. AH MtmtMit Are Urged to Attend Look for specially marked packages of Nabob Coffee... COUPON INSIDE WORTH ON NEXT PURCHASE OF NABOB COFFEE Enjoy real perked coffee flavour today and save on your next purchase of Canada's favourite coffee. ;