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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Lugging the goal home One nice thing about pre-season grass hockey games there are very few problems setting up the games wherever enough players can be found. Kenny Ohno, 12, of 1702 13th Ave..North, heads home after a game with an important piece of ap- paratus, a goal net. Regular season games, when the snow is piled a foot or more deep on most likely game sites, are a little tougher to locate. Nixon isn't concerned by talk of impeachment WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon agreed to- day to comply in full with a United States Court of Appeals ruling directing him to give the White House tapes to a federal judge. Congressmen returned from a traumatic holiday weekend to- day to cope with the possibili- ty of removing President Nix- on from office for his dis- missal of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. Judge John Sirica, also back in town in his district court chambers, must weigh a request from the president's lawyers that Sirica accept a compromise proposal for han- dling secret tapes of White House conversations about the Watergate scandal. President Nixon spent the night at Camp David. Md the rustic presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains, with his wife Pat He was describ- ed by daughter Julie Eisenhower as being in good shape. "There is no desperation. There is no des- pair." The president's popularity was apparently at a low ebb, however An NBC-sponsored poll gave Nixon a 75-per-cent "unfavorable" rating, with 44 per cent of those polM favor- ing the August figure. Nearly half said he should resign. If Judge Sirica rules against the White House, he could find Nixon in contempt of court. Whether the courts could en- Nobel prize turned down by Le Due Tho TOKYO (AP) Le Due Tho, a member of the North Vietnamese politburo, re- jected the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him jointly with U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger, a Hanoi broadcast said today. The North Vietnam news agency, in a broadcast moni- tored here, said the rejection was in a message sent to the president of the Nobel Prize committee of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo. force a fine or jail term is an open question, but the contempt citation could be grounds for congressional ac- tion against Nixon. On Capitol Hill, meanwhile, Speaker Carl Albert of the House of Representatives was prepared to consult with fellow Democratic leaders about moves to impeach Nix- on. Five House members have pledged to introduce impeach- ment motions when the congressional session resumes at midday after a Veterans Day weekend respite rests with the people' WASHINGTON (CP) Former attorney-general Elliot Richardson said today the question whether Presi- dent Nixon should be im- peached is one for the ul- timate judgments of the American people He cautioned against any hurried decision, arguing that Nixon has shown major skill and determination in handling international crises. "The president has not yet defied any court Rich- ardson said An Associated Press sampl- ing of sentiment in the House showed that 48 of them willing at least to consider impeach- ment proceedings against Nixon. There are 435 members of the House. Impeachment re- quires 218 votes. The Senate Watergate com- mittee scheduled a meeting for Thursday. Meanwhile, the Senate judiciary committee planned to meet Wednesday in closed session to discuss the firing of Cox. Explaining the conflicting demands that led to his resignation last Saturday. Richardson told a news conference the Watergate controversy confronting Nix- on "is for the American peo- ple to judge He recounted the negotiations, deadlock and presidential orders that led to his resignation rather than face an order to fire Archibald Cox as special Watergate prosecutor When the people come to judge the events, he said, he believed the fairness with which the events are judged may determine the future well-being and security of the country. Richardson's farewell appearance at the justice department began amid the applause and cheers of the staff he had headed for some five months. Alberta fails in meat plan Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The province has been un- successful in convincing the United States to establish a meat inspection station in Alberta. In reply to John Anderson (SC Lethbridge Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner said negotiations were initiated two years ago. The province hoped to es- tablish an inspection station at Lethbridge, Calgary or Ed- monton to eliminate re- inspections on exported meat. "The response of the United States government is that they hesitate to establish such an inspector outside the con- fines of the United he said. "We are continuing to negotiate through the federal government and the office of the (U.S.) veterinary director general in an attempt to get some compromise with the Americans. The Utkbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 264 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1973 24 Pages 10 Cents Most vicious fighting of war Armies ignore peace call ASSOCIATED PRESS Fierce tank and artillery clashes exploded along the Suez canal today and dogfights erupted over the Syrian battleground despite the UN call for a ceasefire in the Arab-Israeli war. The war raged into its 18th day on both fronts after an only partial overnight pause for the precarious UN Securi- ty Council truce designed to halt the combat in place and open the way to negotiations for a permanent peace. Egypt called for an emer- gency Security Council meeting to discuss what it said were Israeli violations of the fragile ceasefire. The Council President Sir Laurence Mclntyre of Australia called a midday ses- sion at UN headquarters in New York. Egypt and Israel had ac- cepted the truce appeal- worked out by the United States and the Soviet both ordered their armies Monday evening to hold their fire unless fired on But Syria kept silent on the UN call, and only hours after it went into effect there were mutual accusations of ceasefire violations by Egyp- tians and Israelis along the Suez front A correspondent for Egypt's Middle East news agency said the Israeli and Egyptian forces by today were "locked in the most vicious fighting since the outbreak of the war." Syria charged the Israelis sent about 60 planes in "waves" to bomb civilian targets today north of Damascus and said Israeli planes and cannons hit vil- lages in the eastern foothills of Mount Hermon. "pur jet fighters im- mediately clashed with the enemy in the most violent dogfight and prevented the enemy planes from carrying out their missions, forcing them to drop their bomb loads in barren mountainous a Syrian communique said. The renewed fighting cast doubt on whether the ceasefire call can bring a quick halt to the fourth Mid- dle East war despite the ap- parent agreement between U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger and Soviet Com- munist party chief Leonid Brezhnev. There was no sign of any in- ternational supervision in the battle zones. UN officials said their truce observers were still in Cairo and Jerusalem, where they were evacuated when the war broke out Oct. 6. Israel charged the Egyp- tians with "incessant" ceasefire violations. The Tel Aviv command said its forces in the southern sector of the canal front had orders to con- tinue fighting to counter what it said were persistent Egyp- tian attacks. Egypt said the Israelis grabbed new positions during the night, particularly in ef- forts to expand the Israeli foothold on the west bank of the canal. Israeli planes bombed and strafed Egyptian troops in the area of the Israeli penetration about midway up the canal, Cairo said. That "compels our forces to use force to strike at the Israeli forces in the positions occupied after the said a communique from the Egyptian command. An earlier Israeli commu- nique reported heavy Egyp- tian fire Monday night and said, "toward the end of the night the shooting lessened but did not cease com- pletely." Several hours later a second announcement in Tel Aviv reported: "At daybreak the Egyptians opened heavy fire on Israeli forces on the western bank of the Suez canal on the central sector." There was no immediate word on Israeli retaliation in that area, but an official of the Israeli command said after the earlier reports of Egyp- tian firing that the Israeli forces "showed as much restraint as was possible before returning fire." Damascus Radio announced that the Syrian government was still studying the ceasefire resolution voted early Monday by the UN Security Council and was ex- changing opinions on it with other Arab chiefs of state. Observers in nearby southern Lebanon said the sounds of fighting seemed to die out on the Syrian front just before the ceasefire hour, Finance chief takes top post By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Veteran city administrator, Allister Findlay, was named city manager in a surprise move by council Monday. The appointment of the finance director to the top city post, vacated when Tom Nutting resigned two weeks ago, was announced just after midnight following a closed session of council. Council started out discuss- ing the appointment of an acting city manager, but ap- parently decided at some point to go the whole route, naming Mr. Findlay the city's sixth city manager. Mr. Findlay, 53, has been with the city since 1945, first as assistant city treasurer, then threasurer and finance director. It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Findlay will retain his finance director post. Mayor Andy Anderson said council would await a recommendation from Mr. Findlay concerning the finance director position. Discussing the city manager appointment, the mayor said it was the decision of council that if there were people on staff capable of handling the job, they should get first crack at it. "Mr. Findlay will make a very capable city he said The mayor also suggested another motive for the ap- pointment of someone already on city staff to the city manager post: "It would take an outsider six months to learn the city and the system he said. Another appointment was A.W.W. FINDLAY also made in council's 90- minute closed session. Alderman Vaughan Hembroff was chosen to succeed Aid. Cam Barnes as deputy mayor for the remain- ing year of this council's term in office. The position is a yearly ap- pointment, but Aid. Barnes had been reappointed to the post for a second term last year. Aldermen also divided up memberships on the dozen committees, commissions and boards which it has formed or on which it has represen- tation. Aldermen Barnes, Hembroff and Vera Ferguson were reappointed to the im- portant land sales committee of council. Aldermen Bill Kergan and Ed Bastedo, with Mayor Anderson, stay on the municipal planning com- mission Farm financing eyed by Horner Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The province has approached Alberta lending institutions to give it advance warning of foreclosures on farms, Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner has told the Legislature. In answer to Grant Notley (NDP Spirit Dr. horner said there are serious problems in harvesting throughout the province north of Edmonton. "The entire question of whether the crop comes off, is certainly of extreme impor- tance to the farmers' com- mitments under farm credit and other lending institutions. He said the province is in the process of contacting all lending agencies in the province "to advise us ahead of time of impending Canada prepared to send troops OTTAWA (CP) Thirty Canadian soldiers are ready to go to the Middle East im- mediately if they are needed to bolster United Nations truce observer forces there, an armed forces spokesman said Monday. Another 900 men, members of the first Airborne Regi- ment in Edmonton, are available for actual peacekeeping duties if re- quested, he added. He gave the information in an interview after External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp told the Commons the UN Truce Supervisory Organization which now has 20 Canadian par- ticipants, may be expanded for the new ceasefire. Canada will look sympa- thetically at any request for more Canadians, he said. The government was pre- pared to consider participa- tion in a new UN peace force if it received a request and if "we are satisfied we can play a useful role." The armed forces spokesman said there are 30 men on permanent standby to take observer roles in the Middle East. They have received the necessary inoculations and can move rapidly, if needed. Canadian participation in UNTSO has been in the Syrian sector. The airborne regiment was created in 1970 to fulfil inter- national roles that could come from the UN. It has 900 men and support units, such as helicopters, bringing the force up to be- tween 1.100 and men. It is on permanent standby. Mr. Sharp suggested Mon- day there may be less need for a peacekeeping force in the Middle East now than in 1965, when there was the possibility of great-power involvement. With an eye to 1967, when Nasser ordered the UN force off his territory, Mr. Sharp in- dicated that Canada believes the mandate of any new force should be stronger than in 1956. Opposition spokesmen sup- ported Mr. Sharp's statement. Heath Macquarrie (PC-Hillsborough) said Canada is ready "to make some efforts and indeed some sacrifices" if peacekeeping participation is needed. foreclosures in Alberta so we can sit down with the farmers involved prior to the foreclosure notices being served upon them. "I think we will be able to do a more effective job in that area Dr. Horner also revealed the province should unveil its policy on pork prodi.-ction within two or three weeks after consultations with the Hog Producers' Marketing Board. Proposals for physical and credit facilities for farmers would be discussed with the board, he said. But subsidies were not the route to main- taining a prosperous hog in- dustry. "One of the concerns that we have had in the past several weeks has been the in- creasing percentage of bred sows coming to market "This has long-term im- plications for the hog industry in Alberta, and indeed for the availability of pork to the con- sumers of" he said The province, through its Agricultural Development Corporation, can attempt to arrange financing to get the farmer of the spot. In answer to Lejghton Buckwell (SC Dr. Horner said the province has no plans to follow Saskatchewan in subsidizing producers if the price drops below 57 per hundredweight. "The announcement in Saskatchewan is only a partial answer and in my view is not really the solution to a con- tinuing and prospering hog in- dustry in he said. UN ceasefire a real puzzle UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United States and the Soviet Union got fast service in the Security Council on their call for a ceasefire in the Middle East. But many diplomats don't know just what is in the package. One puzzler is how the ceasefire is to be supervised. Another is where and how Arab-Israeli negotiations for a long-term settlement will be conducted. UN delegations, including those of the United States and the Soviet Union, say they are mystified about such essential details. It appears "that U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger and Soviet Communist party chief Leonid Brezhnev may have left them in abeyance as they concentrated on a quick call for an end to the fighting. There are UN observer teams in the Middle East as a result of the ceasefire that ended the 1967 war, and a UN spokesman in Jerusalem said nine of the 16 observation posts along the 1967 ceasefire line between Israel and Syria are still in operation. But the observers along the Suez canal when the fighting started were withdrawn to Jerusalem or Cairo, and the U.S.Soviet ceasefire resolution adopted early Monday says nothing about either group of observers be- ing used to police the new truce. UN officials said the council may be called into session again soon to set up observation machinery, but no meeting is scheduled yet The U S.-Soviet resolution calls for negotiations to get under way immediately "under appropriate auspices aimed at establishing a just and durable peace in the Mid- die East." No one could say here whether the "appropriate aus- pices" meant a UN framework or some other inter- national setting. The expectation is that the UN role will be defined largely by the United States and the Soviet Union. There is no word in the resolution about the Palestinians whose problems many experts regard as the key to the Middle East conflict. The resolution! calls for an immediate start on carrying out the provisions of Security Council resolution No. 242 adopted after the 1967 war. This called for an Israeli pullback from occupied territory to "secure borders" in return for Arab recognition of the Jewish state. The Israelis and Arabs have long been deadlocked on how to fulfil the terms, and no inkling was forthcoming Monday on a new way Larger control sought for oil EDMONTON (CP) Alberta has threatened to take greater control over its shipments of oil to the rest of Canada and the world as its next step in the raging energy battle. The action, described in the legislature as an Alberta-first policy, would be the latest move in Alberta's fight with the federal government to control its oil resources. Bill Dickie, provincial minister of mines and minerals, said Monday the move "being looked at in the light of recent events" is an act giving the province the power to determine how much crude oil could be exported from Alberta to other parts of Canada and to other countries. The minister emphasized, however, that such a move is still at a tentative stage of consideration. Premier Peter Lougheed told the legislature that even though Alberta is dissatisfied with the price it gets for crude oil, no action is being con- sidered, for the present, that would halt oil exports from the province. But if Alberta oil continues to be sold below "fair value" the government will re-assess its position on exports Mr. Dickie said the legisla- tion being considered would state that the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board would have to be satisfied that the province's future needs will be met before it would recommend that any oil be shipped out of the province. Existing natural gas regu- lations say only gas surplus to Alberta's needs for the next 30 years can be exported from the province, but there are no longterm regulations govern- ing oil. A decision on an Oil Re- sources Preservation Act would be made by early December when the legislature sits for "energy week" to discuss other moves on oil and gas, Mr. Dickie said. He was replying to Jim Hen- derson duc) who asked if "in view of the federal government's ap- parent policy of discouraging development of the Alberta tar sands, would the provin- cial government consider an Alberta-first policy." Seen and heard About town i ANE-TOTING pension- er Agnes Johanson complaining she can't do the Highland Fling since she broke her hip Mel Spackman having trouble keeping his pants up after los- ing 30 pounds on a crash diet. 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