Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Choice narrowing down to Connally, Reagan or Rockefeller WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon selected to- day a nominee to succeed Spiro Agnew as U.S. vice- president and will disclose his selection in a television address at 9 p.m. EOT, the White House announced. Agnew, meanwhile, spent his first day out of office without public comment on Wednesday's events. Still guarded by a contingent of Secret Service agents, he was driven by limousine to his Ex- ecutive Office Building suite and, later in the day, attended the funeral of his half-brother. As Agnew remained silent, Attorney-General Elliot Rich- ardson appealed for under- standing and support of the ar- rangement under which Agnew resigned and faced the single charge of federal income-tax evasion. The president secluded him- self overnight at his moun- tain top retreat to sift through the secret recommendations of Republican leaders, then returned on short notice to the White House. A spokesman who disclosed the president's helicopter return to the White House said Nixon did not confer with anyone during his 14-hour stay at Camp David, Md..And he said he has no information on the president's schedule at the White House today. But reliable sources said Nixon is moving rapidly toward a final selection, and could make an announcement soon. A public remark by Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren and private statements by other aides un- derlined Nixon's reported con- viction that he should seek a man without regard to 1976 presidential politics. When asked whether Nixon might forgo picking an Agnew successor who might prove a strong contender for the 1976 Republican presidential nomi- nation, Warren responded Thursday that "1 would not limit the president's options in seeking a successor.'' From all indications, the names of John Conally, Nelson Rockefeller and Ronald Reagan still rank high on Nixon's list. But sources familiar with the president's thinking cautioned against focusing exclusively on these three possible sign that the president is con- sidering a surprise choice. with Nixon is unquestioned, there are growing signs that the former Democrat and Texas governor would face a long and troublesome confir- mation by Congress. "If the president names Connally, that would split both said a leading Democratic senator. Another congressional source predicted that Connally would be rejected by the Senate. Though Connally's stock A majority of both the Senate and House of Representatives is necessary. Administration sources in- dicated that no more than a half dozen or so still are in the running, and that the presi- dent's choice will be disclosed before the first of the week. Agnew resigned Wednesday before he was sentenced to three years probation and fin- ed on a no-defence plea to an income-tax evasion charge arising from a corrup- tion investigation. The Uthbritkjc Herald As Nixon pondered a decision, those mentioned as possible Agnew successors were showing differing shades of desire for the job. Rockefeller is reported to have told a New York con- gressman he has an "active interest" in being appointed. Conally. for his part, said he does not anticipate being the choice but "I have no idea what the president's going to do." VOL. LXVI NO. 255 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1973 28 Pages 10 Cents Golan Heights back in Israeli hands ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel said its tank forces backed by planes moved in- side Syria today as Israeli civilians reoccupied all buf one of their settlements on the war-marked Golan Heights. The Egyptian command re- ported its jets blasted two Is- raeli command posts and two radar stations in the Sinai while Egyptian naval forces in the Gulf of Suez were said to have destroyed an entire Israeli flotilla. Neither side reported heavy tank action in the Sinai desert, but Israel said artillery duels resumed at dawn. Egypt said its forces were digging in to Cattle embargo 'isn't wanted' Helping hand Chinese Premier Chou bn-lai places tooa into the chopsticks of Prime Minister Trudeau during a stata dinner at Peking. The prime minister was lavished with the best of Chinese hospitality. Mr. Trudeau is in Peking to discuss detente between the West and the Soviet Union. EUMUINTOIN (CP) A suggestion that a complete embargo on American cattle may be needed to help the Canadian cattle-feeding in- dustry received a cool recep- tion today from Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board. "The more open our trade with the U.S. the Mr. Lang told a news conference. Instead of an em- bargo, he would like to see a study of the relationships between the prices of grains such as barley and corn and how they affect the industry. The Alberta Cattle Feeders Association has complained Sharp contrasts aired between Canada, China Milk prices drop 3 cents PEKING (CP) A second round of formal talks between Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Chou En-lai was sch- eduled today, but with no in- dication that the two leaders will be able to bridge their sharp differences on world af- fairs. The exchange of speeches at a sumptuous banquet Thurs- day night, preceded by Chou's messages to Egypt and Syria to persist "in protracted and unremitting struggle" against Israel, made clear there is a wide gap in Chinese and Cana- dian thinking on the Middle East war. While praising Canada and hailing Trudeau as "an old Chou also blasted both the United States and the Soviet Union as greedy ex- ploiters who are building up false hopes of peace while pursuing old aggressive goals. Trudeau's archery skill left much to be desired Special to The Herald PEKING For a while yes- terday it looked as though Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's reputation for proficiency in sports might take a nosedive in China. But then, on his third try with an archer's bow, he thwacked an arrow into the target. The man who has found time on previous official journeys abroad to skindive in Australia and wrestle in Japan found an outlet for his sporting drives during a visit to the Peking Institute of Physical Culture, where students are training to become sports coaches. The prime minister con- tented himself with the role of an enthusiastic spectator as the students demonstrated their skills at table tennis, but when his party moved to the archery range he reached for a bow. After a little coaching by Li Su-lan. a 28-year-old archer who claims to hold several world's records in the field, Mr. Trudeau drew a bead on a target 500 yards away and un- leashed his first show. The ar- row skidded ignominously along the ground. He didn't name the countries specifically, describing them only as superpowers, but his in- tentions were clear. "It is their he said in the Great Hall of the that has deprived the world of tranquillity." Trudeau. in replying, made no mention of the Middle East, though he said: "We are not unaware of the dangers of war that still exist in this imperfect world any more than we are unaware of our responsibility to ease, where we can. the underlying causes of those dangers.'" In what appeared to be a reference that also included China's own nuclear strength, Trudeau called on all the great powers to realize that peace is indivisible, "that a nuclear holocaust is uncon- tainable, that security lies in the absence the aggressive ac- tivity." Trudeau and Chou conferred for more than two hours Thursday, but details of their discussions were not dis- closed. The prime minister planned to tour the imperial summer palace, on the out- skirts of Peking, today before resuming his discussions with Chou. EDMONTON (CP) Milk prices in Alberta will drop by three cents a quart Monday, says S. H. Thomas, chairman of the Alberta Dairy Control Board. The decrease, which will affect only homogenized, two-per- cent and skim milk, is the result of a five-cent- a-quart federal subsidy program approved by the Alberta government. Milk prices had been authorized to increase by two cents a quart next Monday, Mr. Thomas said. This would have increased the price of homogeniz- ed whole milk to 40 cents a quart. The subsidy, however, will offset the increase and decrease prices by three cents. In Edmon- ton. Calgary and other major centres whole milk will cost 35 cents, two-per-cent milk will cost 33 cents and skim milk will cost 29 cents a quart. Bob Dowling. Alberta minister of ronsumer affairs, said the milk price subsidy is an anti- inflation measure that will benefit Alberta con- sumers by million Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner said the rollback will not affect the price paid to the Alberta milk producers The agreement will be in effect for a 12- month period, he said "The current prices received by Alberta milk producers are competitive with the rest of Canada." The subsidy will apply only to homogenized milk, two-per-cent milk, and skim milk The price of other dairy products will increase by about two cents a quart as previ-, ously allowed by the Alberta Board. Effective Monday, chocolate dairy drink will retail at 46 cents a quart in all ma- jor Alberta centres Buttermilk will be 43 cents a quart, 10-per- cent cream 79 cents, whipping cream 1.88 a quart, and eggnog 94 cents a quart, says spokesmen for Palm Da iries Ltd. and Silverwood Dairies Ltd. that even with an import duty of per hundredweight, handling charges and freight, cattle are being brought from the northwestern U.S. to the Lethbridge area cheaper than area ranchers can sell them. Mr. Lang, in the city to ex- plain the new federal feed grain policy to provincial government officials and farm organizations, said there is no indication of a drop in meat prices. Prices levelled off recently following con- sumer resistance, "But I don't think Canadians want to eat less meat." Shoppers were more likely to face a price for a steak than see prices go down. Mr. Lang said the feed grains policy is not intended to create cheap or expensive grain, but to bring about an "equitable price across the country." High prices faced by Canadian cattle and hog producers reflected the world market. Mr. Lang said cattlemen should not abandon their business because of high feed prices. Many cattlemen have told him they are willing to take chance with high feed costs because the price of beef will eventually reflect feed prices One of the major reasons for Mr. Lang's visit, his se- cond swing through the Prairies in the last 10 days, is to clear up misconceptions about feed grains policies. He said meetings in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. where he generally received warm receptions, helped assure farmers that the Agricultural Products Board will not be in competition with the Wheat Board. The Wheat Board will retain full control of the export market for feed grains and feed grains movement. The newly-established APB will not sell or move feed grains without Wheat Board per- mission. Many farmers were afraid the Agricultural Products Board would buy feed grains cheaply for eastern producers. But Mr. Lang said it will not sell to easterners and he does not want it to buy grain, but merely to provide a floor price. stay on the eastern bank of the Suez canal. Syrian communiques said tank battles raged "along the entire front line" but did not pinpoint where the battles were taking place. Israel reported Thursday night its forces had punched six miles beyond the ceasfire lines, drawn when Israel seized the Golan Heights in the 1967 war, and were battling down the road to Damascus. Damascus reported Israeli jets were stafing and bombing deep in Syria and said a dozen planes were shot down in the Damascus area. The Israeli state radio re- ported that civilians returned to 26 of the 27 Golan settlements evacuated when hostilities erupted Saturday in the square-mile area in Israel's northeast corner. The tank forces were "continuing to smash their way forward." the broadcast said, without saying how far they had advanced. Gen. Haim Herzog, the Israeli state radio's authoritative military mentator. said Thursday night that there remained between the Israelis and Damascus two Syrian defence lines and a "bristling" military base around Quneitra. 16 miles southeast of the city. As the fourth Arab-Israeli war went into its seventh day. Israel said that its missile boats sank two Syrian boats in a battle at the approaches to Tartus. on the Syrian coast. The Israelis said all their boats returned safely. Syria said that its boats sank three Israeli boats and its air defences brought down an Israeli helicopter. At the United Nations, the Security Council resumed its Middle East debate Thursday night after Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim urged the deadlocked body to do something to end the fighting. Another council session was scheduled this afternoon, but neither the United States, sup- porting Israel, nor the Arabs" Soviet and Chinese backers were expected to give ground. Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed el-Zayyat told the council that Israeli bombing killed 500 Egyptian civilians in the Nile Delta, where Israel Seen and heard About town MILES Maughan won- dering if they will serve fried chicken at Saturday's Beef Breeders' banquet in Medicine Hat Public school trustee Carl Johnson attempting to entice Dorothy Beckel, the only female trustee, to attend a trustee convention because "we need some beauty to go along with the beasts." 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Damascus Radio said today that "Israeli pilots have become so demoralized that they often bail out the mo- ment they reach Syrian skies." and it said the Israeli commanders were chaining the pilots to their plane seats. The Syrian news agency dis- tributed a photograph of a burned corpse wrapped in chains. "Utter nonsense." said an Israeli military spokesman. In Washington, Pentagon sources said the U.S. govern- TI; preparing planeloads of artillery shells and anti- tank ammunition to be rushed to Israel, but plans to send planes and tanks were still in the tentative stage. Export control levied Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON A program to reduce child-battering will go into effect in Alberta this year, amid concern on one hand that it is not tough enough and on the other that il could be abused by bigots. A child-battering registry, the central core of the program, should be in full operation by the end of the year, Health and Social Development Minister Neil Crawford has told the Legislature. Reports of suspected in- stances of mistreatment ol children would be reported tc a central listing facility. A free zenith phone number will be in the spring editions ol Alberta phone directories Mr. Crawford said. He was speaking during debate on a private member's bill introduced last spring by Roy Wilson (Social Credit, Calgary A government bill resembling it very closely was later passed and the program is now being im- plemented with the hiring of six social workers. But Mr Wilson protests the government is moving too slowly and has deleted clauses from his bill providing punish- ment of people failing to report suspected batterings. The government act does not include any penalties and they would be included only if shown to be necessary and then "very Mr. Crawford said. Outside the Legislature, Alberta New Democratic Par- ty leader Grant Notley ex- pressed his concerns about the "very difficult area" of the registry. "When you get into the smaller communities you are going to have to be sure they are not reports based on pure and simple bigotry. The government has opteu "Where there is a large for a system oriented towards native population and an- education of the public tipathy with the whites, there generally and of potential could be some mischievous child batterers, he said. calls and by the time the department checked it out. because it is everyone's business, an individual could have lost his status, even his job." Mr. Notley said it is possi- ble vindictive reports could be submitted. In an interview. Mr. Craw- ford said the suggestion that people should be able to sec if a complaint has been made about them had not boon im- plemented. "But wo will cer- tainly consider it it makes sense." OTTAWA (CP) The federal government has clamped export control on propane and butane gases and heavy fuel oils effective Mon- day, the National Energy Board (NEB) announced. R. A. Stead, NEB secretary, said in an interview that the controls were prompted by unusually heavy flow to the United States, which is cur- rently facing an energy crisis. There was a danger that ris- ing fuel prices in the U.S. would draw even larger amounts across the border. This might not leave enough for Canadian requirements, he said. Propane is used in several ways as a substitute for natural gas in heating and cooking. Butane is used to im- prove qualities of gasoline and heavy industrial fuels have in- dustrial uses. "It is the intent, under these controls, to retain as far as possible the established trading patterns in these products to the extent that products, deemed surplus ,to Canadian requirements are available for the board said in a brief news release- Mr. Stead said that normal quantities are likely to be ex- ported under the controls. Canadian marketers of these fuels were being notified by the NEB about how to apply for permission to export. The NEB secretary said that shortages of natural gas in the U.S. led to increasing demands on Canadian suppliers pushing up prices. These fuels were heading south in ''substantial amounts." The government controls were imposed before there was a "crisis situation" in Canada.