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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI 295 NOVEMBER 1973 64 Now sitting the wrecking ball has done its work well The wrecking ball has done Its work and done It well In downtown Leth- brldge. Demolition of the three-block area which will become Woodwards' Leth- brldge Centre In two years should be complete within a a city hall of- ficial said today. Only two a service station at the corner of 5th Street and 5th Avenue and the Home and Pit- field warehouse on 2nd Street are still standing. The service sta- tion will come down shortly but the warehouse is to be used as a construc- tion office. Construc- tion of the Woodward's com- plex is expected to begin Jan. 2. This picture was shot from the corner of 4th Avenue and 4th Street S. looking southeast. Rick Ervin photo Didn't listen to Rose Mary tells court WASHINGTON President Nixon's personal secretary testified today that she never knowingly erased any conversation from one of the subpoenaed White House tapes. Rose May Woods testified that she never heard any con- versation of an 18-minute seg- ment obliterated by a hum on one of the tapes. she she cannot say that she erased any conservation. Her testimony was made in a federal court hearing called to determine the cause of the and heard About town LAWYERS Laurie Mac- Lean and Steve Denecky handling an air rifle in Supreme Court and warning each other not to'shoot the we'll really be in city hall recep- tionist Betty Gal telling a stream of callers it is okay to put up their Christmas lights. 18-mlnute interruption in a tape of a June conver- sation between Nixon and H. R. then White House chief of staff. Miss Woods has testified that she might accidentally have caused part of the hum by pushing the wrong button on a recording machine when she was interrupted while try- ing to transcribe the tape in her White House office Oct. 1. Assistant Watergate Prose- cutor Jill Volnerjdslted Miss Woods' White House office Tuesday to see for herself where the president's secretary keeps items such as her dic- tation pad and pencil. Miss Woods said she had re- ceived no advice from White House about what to tell the court. And she said the only White House advice she did receive came from Alex- ander Haig White House staff who told her on Thanksgiving Day to get a lawyer. She described how on the weekend of Sept. 28-30 she had worked at trying to transcribe Watergate tapes from H a.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday and Inside Classified....... 32-35 Comics...........16 Comment......... 4 District........ 17 Family.......18-20 Local News 14 Markets...........22 Sports.........37-39 Theatres........... 5 TV................ 5 Weather......... LOW TONIGHT HIGH THURS. CHINOOK CLOUDS after three hours worked until or 5 p.m Sunday. When she worked again Monday for another 2 ft hours could say I was very tired. I suppose it could sound self- but I work seven days of the week almost all year.... I was The hearing is before U.S District Judge John Sirica. Lights out early in Edmonton EDMONTON The city's downtown Christmas lights will be turned off early this a decision reached Tuesday by the city and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce of our sympathy for the rest of Canada shouldn't flaunt out good fortune on areas that could have energy Glen Chamber of Commerce said in explaining the decision The Christmas which in previous years were tied in to the city's street-lighting system and burned from dusk to will be officially turned on Thursday in ceremonies in front of city hall. But this year the lights will be turned on only between 6 and 10 p.m. Fri- day and Saturday until Dec. then for seven nights a week until they cease opera- tion at midnight Jan 7 Exceptions will be made Dec. and and Jan. 6 and when the lights will be turned off at midnight. Awake after 21 years MOSCOW dezhda Lebedin dozed while Stalin slept right through Khrushchev and dream- ed during Brezhnev's ascendancy. She missed De Kennedy and the hula hoop. She is unaware of Women's Lib and ig- norant of the miniskirt. The last thing she remembers is a headache. The newspaper Trud reports that Nadezhda has just come out of a coma that began in 1952. She regained con- sciousness in a Ukrai- nian hospital as sudden- ly as she had lost it 21 years before During her doc- tors all her inter- nal organs functioned normally and she was fed intravenously. Dr. A. R Vinnitskyof the Ukrainian health ministry described her ailment as which has origins in I Arab demands will use oil weapon Child freezes EDMONTON A 20- months-old left in the care of a was found frozen to death in northeast Edmonton Tuesday night Police said the girl and two younger children were left with a brother while the parents went She ap- parently wandered outside to the sidewalk in a diaper and a sweater. The girl's body was found by her parents when they return- ed home about 10 p.m. MST Temperatures in the city were about 10 above zero at the time. ALGIERS The lead- ers of the Arab world closed a three-day summit conference today with an apparent read- iness to negotiate a settlement with Israel but a firm demand for Israel's of all territories occupied since 1967. In a final the leaders said that as long as Is- rael has not evacuated all occupied territories and restored the rights of the Palestinian un- stable and explosive situation and renewed will con- tinue in the Middle East. King Hussein of Jordan an- nounced Tuesday in Amman that he would not attend the Middle East peace conference proposed for Geneva Dec. 18 if this were done. But all the leaders here concurred in the decision except the Jordanian who ab- delegates said. Riad said Japan and the Philippines would be exempt from next month's five-per- cent planned cut in Arab oil along with Western Europe following the state- ment by the nine Common Market members confirming support for UN resolutions calling for an. Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab territory But Riad denied reports that the Arab countries had consid- ered ending the oil squeeze on Europe. Earlier Saudi Ara- bian oil minister Sheikh Ahm- ed Zaki Yamant had told a news conference in Paris that Western Europe's oil losses suffered through the embargo against the Netherlands would be made up by Saudi Arabia and Algeria. He also said without elaboration that Britain and Send a Christmas gift to Bangladesh The war widows of Bangladesh are counting on the people of Southern Alber- ta. Let's get some milk on the way to their hungry children. Let's get the Cup of Milk Fund rolling. The Unitarian Service Com- mittee is providing these young women with clothing and medical care. Our job is to raise We need your help. Please We're counting on our readers to pitch in and get the job done. If you do your the USC will send 1.3 carloads of skim milk powder to Bangladesh. It will be our Christinas gift to them. Help feed a hungry child. Whatever you do this Christ- whatever gifts you tend to loved whatever cards you the dollar you send to the Herald's Cup of Milk Fund will quite possibly be most in line with the true spirit of Christmas. It will make Christmas mean a good deal more for you. One dollar buys 33 cups of milk for a hungry little child. Who is going to miss one Think of the dollars we ton to the wind. Think of the money we send down the drain. And when we wonder why there is to much hate and war in this world. Let's put a little bit of love back Into Christinas. Let's remember the other half of humanity. Ut's think about the children'in Bangladesh. They're not begging for money to go to a show or to go skating. Thty look to their mothers with pleading eyts for a cup of milk. We can do something. We can in a meaningful way. We can show them we care. That's enough to lift part of their burden. In nine Cup of Milk cam- the people of southern Alberta and southeastern B.C have raited SM.M6. This is our 10th drive to fill the cup of human kindness. Weak bodies and weak minds are frequently the result ot inadequate diet dur- ing pregnancy. Let's help the mother-to-be get an adequate diet And let's help the little children know they have friends In Canada Send your large or to the Cup of Milk Lethbridge Herald. It will let a little light into the world friendly were exempt from the reductions in Arab oil production The Arab leaders reaffirm- ed Arafat as spokesman of the Palestinian but took no steps toward the creation of a Palestinian exile govern- ment which would have challenged Jordanian sovereignty over the Arab parts of Palestine As a reward for the recent diplomatic break of many African countries with the Arab leaders approved the total embargo on oil exports to South Portugal and Rhodesia. The embargo decision was included in a separate declaration on Africa which promised to prevent cutbacks harming friendly African countries. Arab League Secretary- General Mahmoud Riad said- should be clear that there is a direct link between ex- emption from export cutbacks and any country's support for the just Arab In a separate statement on relations with the Arab leaders said fruitful economic and other relations cduld prosper only in context of co-operation mark- ed by confidence and mutual The statement called on the European countries to deploy every means to obtain an Is- raeli withdrawal from all Arab especially and to restore Palestinian rights. Tunisia's President Habib Bourguiba was alone among the chiefs of state speaking at the closing session to refef to the Arab oil restructions. must be cautious how we use this weapon in case it turns against Bourguiba said. v He propwd a progressive elimination of the oil boycott hand-ln-hand with progress at the peace and said the oil-producing and consuming countries muit learn to co-operate and guarantee each other's supplies of petroleum and capital goods. Two major decisions an- nounced by the Arab leaders were for a halt to any further cuts In oil deliveries to Japan and the because of changes in their foreign pol- and the recognition of Arafat's Palestine UbaraUon Organization as the legal representative of the Palestine ptopto. Macdonald says oil companies fuel villains OTTAWA The amount of heating oil you get for your furnace this winter could be decided in a cor- porate boardroom outside the country. This prospect emerged Tuesday when Energy Minister Donald Macdonald disclosed that private multi- national not politically-motivated Arab oil are causing much of East 'shafted agan Canadian Press Energy Minister Donald Macdonald's voluntary energy restraint suggestions echoed through Eastern Canada Tues- day-where concern was ex- pressed about increased fuel prices. Newfoundland Premier Frank Moores blasted the federal government for allow- ing increased prices Eastern Canada has the shaft from the fed- eral government through Mr. Macdonald's announcement that oil companies will be allowed to increase gasoline and beating fuel prices by about five cents gallon for areas in and east of the Ot- tawa River Mr. Moores said. 1 Some airiitws operating out of Montreal have warned they may not be able to maintain Indefinitely with dwindling supplies of kerosene. A spokesman for British Airwayt-BOAC didn't anticipate any cancellations over the next couple of months. But beyond January or we just doa't know. Nobody the shortage threatening eastern Canada and some other areas this winter. Canada buys nearly barrels of overseas crude dai- ly through companies such as Exxon Corp. which operate in oil-producing countries around the world. Mr. Macdonald said all sup- ply companies have contracts allowing in time of shortages or other external factors beyond their to reduce normal deliveries to some buyers and to divert oil to customers in greater need. Because many countries were worse off than supply companies had given notice they would invoke these clauses and ship some Canadian-contracted oil elsewhere. Such clauses are standard in most contracts and Canada can do little to stop the provisions from being used since suppliers operate beyond the reach of the Cana- dian courts or he told the Corn- he said Canada faces a potential shortage of barrels or more daily and the bulk of the threat com- es from multi-national supply companies. Only barrels of the dairy loss can be attributed directly to Arab oil production cuts stemming from the Mideast he said. This previously was given ai the main reason for expected shortages. Exxon through Ve- nezuelan subsidiary Is the largest supplier of CanadaTs Imported crude. The second largest is the Arabian American Oil Co. hi Saudi Arabia. Mr. MacdOMU rultd oat any atUtat to force Exxon to matt contract obligations by applying pressure through Imperial Its Canadian subsidiary. Tactics of this ton could In the long be told reporters. ;