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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD -r- TuMdty, October News In brief Canada could help world OTTAWA (CP) Canada is the logical choice to develop an environmentally-sound in- dustrial system based on primary industries that is a model for the rest of the world, a member of the Club of Rome said Monday Dr Pierre Gendron of Mon- treal told the Canadian Chem- ical Engineering Conference it is Canada's national destiny, given its natural and human resources, to develop, the technology to help over- come world-wide energy, food and environment problems. "I can't think of a country better said Dr. Gen- dron, a chemist and one of a handful of Canadians who are members of the elite group of specialists concerned with global problems. Ottawa was asked for pardon MONTREAL (CP) A for- mer union official with a criminal record asked the federal government for a pardon following labor violence last March, a construction inquiry was told Monday Robert Meloche, business agent for the International Union of Heavy Equipment operators, told a royal com- mission into construction un- ion freedoms that Rene Mantha resigned as their un- ion co ordmator on the LG-2 site of the James Bay hydroelectric project in northwestern Quebec. He said Mantha, 40, gave up his post after the incidents which caused an estimated million damage to the site and forced its closure for several weeks Before leaving for Zaire, where he got a job through a federal government agency to set up electrical distribution lines, Mantha, "who had political asked the federal government for a par- don, Mr Meloche said. A copy of an RCMP investigation report on his bid for pardon was distributed to reporters in the courtroom. It showed that Mr. Meloche, along with a lawyer, a judge and two other persons, gave Mantha a recommendation. KdmonloniaiiV trial begins LAS VEGAS, Nev (AP) The trial of a 29-year-old Canadian accused of the tor- ture and slaying of a San Jose, Calif, couple has started in U S. District Court here. Robert Johnstone of Edmonton is one of three men accused of knifing Mary and Eugene Corone in a motel room here Dec. 18, 1971. The charge against Johnstone is murder He has been held in a county jail in lieu of bail The others accused, Lloyd Paulette, 26, and Claude Theriault, 29, both of Edmon- ton, are scheduled to be tried later this year In testimony Monday; Dr. Wallace Graham said Mrs. Corone's body was covered with cigarette burns and she had been stabbed nine times Graham said the body of her 47-year-old husband was riddl- ed with stab wounds. Happy's aunt thinks young LONDON (Reuter) Penn- sylvania millionairess Rachel Filler, aunt of Happy Rockefeller, is to marry a butler less than half her age, it was disclosed today. Miss Fitler, in her early 60s, is to wed Michael Wilson, 29, of Wrexham, Wales, British newspapers report. Fitler is the maiden name of Mrs Rockefeller, wife of vice president designate Nelson Rockefeller The couple met earlier this year when wils9n. working as a butler at the exclusive Breakers H9tel in Palm Beach, FJa., designed the setting for a Rockefeller Foundation banquet there. He said Miss Fitler was im- pressed with his work and employed him to work for her. Then their romance started. "I don't think the gap in our ages is at all important, espe- cially when you really like a he said. The wedding is expected to take place around Christmas, but the date has not been fixed yet Thalidomide children 'strike' LONDON (Reuter) Two child victims of thalidomide, the drug that deformed hun- dreds of babies, have begun a hunger strike to protest a heavy tax on their compensa- tion money The cash comes from a trust fund of million million) set up by the Distillers Corp. which made the drug, after years of legal battles by parents of the 340 victims in Britain But the treasury depart- ment announced a controver- sial ruling last week that, un- der existing tax laws, 48 per cent of the children's income from the fund can be collected in taxes. Now, 12-year-old Janette Mottley of Manchester, con- fined to a wheelchair because of her deformities, has begun a hunger strike. She will only drink soups and liquids. She is being supported by 15- year-old Freddie Astbury, an- other victim of the drug, who lives in Chester He also is re- fusing to eat. Yvon Dupuis leaves politics MONTREAL Dupuis. a Quebec political fig- ure for more than 20 years. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES COLLEGE has resigned as leader of the Parti Presidentiel in order to devote himself to personal matters "My family obligations do not allow me to spend the time necessary for the party I lead." Mr. Dupuis, former leader of the provincial Parti creditiste. said Monday. Come In and See Our Selection of Men's Shoes and Winter Boots Atl Styles, Colors and Sizes. IN NOW AT OFBI THURSDAY TILL 9P.il, MflRflNJO WORLD OF SHOES 917A Shrth Sortft Covert CIA activities under increasing pressure By DAVID BINDER New York Times Service WASHINGTON Prompted by new disclosures of covert operations of the United States Central Intelligence Agency in Chile, a growing number of congressmen are demanding that such actions be curtailed or stopped altogether. The involvement of the CIA in subverting foreign governments deemed hostile to American interests has become fairly well known over the years the buying of voters, the arming of plotters, the infiltration of labor unions and all the other "black" arts of intelligence. The catalogue includes CIA activities in Iran, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Bolivia, Berlin, Albania, Greece, Italy, the Congo, Indonesia, and Indo- Chma What made the case of Chile different' The furor over the Chile operations of CIA may be related to the mood of the times marked by the end of the Watergate scandal and the strengthening of east-west detente. Both post-Watergate attitudes and the feeling that international tensions have eased appear to be conducive to the questioning of the reasoning behind covert intelligence operations. At the heart of the current debate is the question whether the United States should have at this phase in its history a 16.000-member intelligence agency, with an annual budget of million, functioning on a worldwide scale. Reduced to its most simple form, as expounded by Presi- dent Ford on Sept. 16. the United States is big in the intelligence field because the other side the Communists is big in it It is the logic also applied to the strategic- weapons race. Few domestic cntics of the CIA dispute the necessity for the secret gathering of intelligence by human, CITY CLERK JOHN GERLA SWEARS IN ALD. TONY TOBIN Nixon custody of tapes blocked WASHINGTON A federal judge issued an order Monday temporarily blocking the White House from giving former president Richard Nixon custody of his White House papers and tapes but allowing him to look at them in the meantime. The order by U.S. District Judge Charles Richey directed the White House to hold on to the papers at least until the broader questions of the legal issues are worked out, but at the same time directed it not to disclose any of the materials except under proper court order. Richey ordered that Nixon can have access to the mate- rials from his administration "for the sole purpose of pre- paring to testify in the Water- gate criminal trial" and that if he cannot physically come to Washington to look at the materials he can have copies made. Dean claims Mitchell approved break-in plan WASHINGTON (AP) Former White House counsel John Dean told the Watergate coverup trial today that former attorney-general John Mitchell had indicated he had approved the political intelligence plan that resulted in the 1972 break-in at Democratic party head- quarters in the Watergate building here. Dean testified this was when he met on March 28. 1973, with Mitchell and Jeb Stuart Magruder, deputy director of then President Nixon's re-election com- mittee. Dean described the meeting near the close of more than four days of questioning by prosecutor James Neal. Defence lawyers, beginning with John Wilson, counsel for H R Haldeman, former White House staff chief, were ready to begin their cross- examination of Dean. Following Wilson will be William Hundley, Mitchell's lawyer. Dean testified that at the March 28 meeting he turned to Mitchell and said: "John, I've never asked you what hap- pened. All I've been able to do was piece together the plan was approved." This was a reference to the political intelligence plan. He said Mitchell replied: "Well, John, that's pretty close. But we thought it would be two or three times re- moved." "Two or three times remov- ed from Neal asked. "From the (re-election) Dean responded. Dean said that two days later he decided to retain a criminal defence lawyer and that on April 8 he met in his lawyer's office in Rockville. Md.. with the three assistant U.S. attorneys who had prosecuted the break-in case. Asked whether his discus- sion with them was interrupted. Dean replied: Indians, war veterans spark MP co-operation OTTAWA