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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Nixon says He's By JOHN BERBERS New York Times Service WASHINGTON President Nixon says he hopes to restore confidence in his administra- tion, shattered by the Water- gate disclosures, by not permit- ting his own confidence to be destroyed and showing the country that he is "doing something." "What the president says will not restore Nixon told, a televised news conference. "And what you ladies and gentlemen (of the news me- dia) say certainly will not re- store it." But as he moves on new ini- tiatives in foreign and domes- tic policy, he said, "the people will be concerned about what the president does, and I think that will restore the con- fidence.'' That, in fact, was the pur- pose of the news conference to stow that after months of seeming inertia and personnel shakeup's the Nixon administri- tion was moving ahead to over- come problems of vital concern to the American people. Having discussed the Water- gate issues at length at his San Clemente news conference two weeks ago, he used a good por- tion of his 35 minutes before the cameras Wednesday outlin- ing a new State Of The Union message he will send to Con- gress. And he knew from the wide diversity cf reporters he recognized for questions that he would have a number of Questions on policy and he on taxes, the economy, the Middle-East oil situation, the minimum wage bill he says he will veto. What the president said about his plan for restoring confidence raised questions about his chances for success under that plan, because the White House has been trying for some weeks now to stow an administration m o v ing ahead on several policy fronts despite the disclosures of Watergate and related matters. Nixon defined his own prob- lems in restoring confidence. First, he said: 'Mow is it restored? Well, it's restored by the president not allowing his ovn confidence to be destroyed. That's the be- ginning That was Ms first public ad- mission that he has been un- der a tremendous personal strain as the Watergate case has dominated the news for the last six months. It was appar- ent, however, in a speech in New Orleans Aug 20 in which he stumbled over his -words and seemed overly animated and restless. to restore Confidence It was apparent before the speech in his shoving of Ron Ziegler, his press secretary, and his insistence on keeping the press away from him. He was tanned Wednesday from many hours in the sun and he wore heavy makeup. He seemed more at ease dur- ing most of the questioning than he was two weeks ago. But the nervousness and heavy breathing returned when h e was asked about the financing of his San Clemente property and about his claim to have or- dered a thorough investigation of the Watergate burglary as soon as he found out about tho involvement of top White House officials. He was defensive on the fi- nancing of his homes in San Clemente and Key Biscayne, Fia., depicting himself as a man of little wealth who nad been smeared by false accusa- tions. "I own no stocks and no he said. "I think I am the first president in this office since Harry Truman, I don't own a stock or a bond. I sold everything before I came into office. All that 1 have are the two pieces of property in Flo- rida, which adjoin each other; Herald the piece of property In San Clemente, with which you are tamikar; and a house on Whit- tier Boulevard in which my mother once lived. I have no other property, and I mon- ey on all of them." This underscored the inten. sily of the hurt Nixon has felt, and apparently still retains, over allegations that he con- siders unfair and intended to cripple his presidency. The question remaining is whether his "own confidence" is sufficient to make the ad- justments needed to put his administration on a new foot- ing. (See other Story, Page VOL. LXVI No. 225 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 1973 TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES woes 't be By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer The problems cf Lethbridge Community College shouldn't be public information, an LCC director told the institution's monthly board of governors meeting Wednesday. J. L. MacNeil. director of student services, said he wants to be able to open up to the beard about col- lege problems without everybody in Southern Alberta being informed about it. He made his comments during a board discussion on holding a non-public retreat meeting outside the city. "It would give the board a chance to know more tbojt the nitty-gritty kind of things that go on at the he sugruted while making remarks about a Her article punished Wednesday describing the dropout at the college. During the last school year, 386 students out of LCC classes. Dr. C. D. Stewart, LCC president, attacked "e boards willingness to discuss college in f, >nt of the press. "I was surprised at the which board members questioned the LCC pfc.sonnel department's annual he told the meeting "We should be talking about it jointly instead of each one sitting back and making snide remarks about it. "If it has to be done in front of the press than we better get it done, but if we (LCC administrators) can't sit here and be frank about the things we think about and wor-v about, then this exercise isn't worth he said. Governors Dr. T. J. Walker and Mrs. R. C. Harri- son had questioned the personnel department's meth- ods of hiring instructors and the number of admini- strators on staif compared to the number of faculty members. Dr. Walker pointed to a complaint he had receivpfl from a person who had applied for a position on the LCC staff and never received a reply from the college even though ae had adequate qualifications for the position advertised "I would hope that every man would have equal opportunity" to obtain a position on the LCC staff, he said. The college has also been charged with playing favoritism when choosing an instructor for a college Karate course. LCC officials have vigorously refuted the charge. Cf. A. Kennedy, director of personnel at LCC, claimed letters go out to all people who apply for a position with the college, to inform them whether they will be interviewed or not. Those interviewed for the position receive an addi- tional form letter thanking them for applying and in- forming them that their application was not success- ful. The success "ul applicant is contacted personally. He suggested if the applicant mentioned by Dr. Walker didn't receive a letter responding to his inter- est in the job then it was an over-sight of the college that wasn't intentional Mrs. Harrison wanted to know why the college has about one administrator for every two faculty mem- bers. Dr. Stewart said the college administration listing also includes counsellors, building supervisors, book store manager, accountants and other services manage- ment personnel. At the conclusion of discussion, governors decided it may be wise to hold a meeting of the board and college directors at a location outside the city, to give governors tims to study college reports and problems in depth. Inside Classified___10-13 Comics .........8 Comment 4, 5 District........3 Family 24, 25 Local News Markets 15 Sports 22, 23, 27 Theatres 7 TV...........6 Weather........2 Youth........21 LOW TONIGHT 50, HIGH FRIDAY 85; Where were yougoingTver SUNNY, COOLER Labor Day weekend, Examining the crop An Orillia, Ont., RCMP constable examines marijuana plants after they were cut down following a raid by provincial police and RCMP officers on a farm near the town. Weighing almost four tons, police estimate the street value of the mraijuana at about million. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Rail traffic remained snarled in British Columbia as rail workers continued to stay off the job but was expected to re- turn to normal today at Winni- peg and Calgary. A CP Ra'l spokesman said Wednesday that service east of Thunder Bay is normal, but no freight is moving between East- ern and Western Canada haven t got a n Hional railway at all, he said "We really have two regional rail- ways, one working east of Thunder Bay and the othsr be- tween Winnipeg and the Rock- ies." Cominco may close by Friday TRAIL, B.C. (CP) The huge Cominco Ltd. operation will close tomorrow unless trains are available to bring in fresh supplies, a company spo- kesman has announced. He said about workers in tl'ifi lead and zinc smelters, refineries and fertilizer plant will be out of work. The spokesman said the com- pany's lead-zinc mine at Kim- berlcy will continue to operate. Concentrates will be stockpiled there. About 50 men already have been laid off from the Kimbcr- ley fertilizer plant. Carmen in Winnipeg withdrew their picket lines at 1 a.m. CDT and returned to work on their regular shifts later this mom- ing. Winnipeg machinists voted Wednesday to also return to work today. A spokesman for Canadian National Railways in Winnipeg said the only delay in moving freight is in making up trams Aoout 250 CP Rail yardmen in lelumod to vcrk Wednesday. A CP Rail spokes- man said services returned to normpl duung the night Phil Burke, Calgary chairman of the United Transportation Workers said the union be assessing the pi ogress of arbitration proceedings. He said if the men dislike the re- sults, they will plan further ac- tion on or after Oct. 30. Emmett Hall of Saskatoon was appointed by Labor Minis- ter John Munro Wednesday to arbitrate the dispute between Canadian railways and the As- sociated Non-Operating Railway Unions whose strike was ended this week by Parliament. Mr. Burke said the men returned to their jobs after receiving assurances from Mr. Munro that their grievances would be looked into by Mr. Hugh MaWhinney, regional general chairman for the Inter- national Association of Machin- ists m Winnipeg, said the deci- sion to return to work was not an easy one, and union mcm- beis will continue their fight for contract terms insist on a wage settle- ment adequate to permit our membership to live in said Mr. MaWhinney. "We an- ticipate strong reaction to any ensuing binding arbitration winch does not reasonably ful- fill our Picket lines remained up in Thunder Baj, Out, keeping traft'c to a standstill at the La- kehoad City And a continuing Mnke at Foil Eric. Ont. held up dehxery of parts to IHHU lac- loi ics in that province. 0 jeralions in Vancouver were piacucn'h idle today. The CNR ynoved a fre.ght tiain of 45 cars out of Vancouver Wednesday to Bcston Bar, 150 miles east in the Eraser Canyon. 650-plus DELHI (Reuler) Riv- ers were still rising in flood- devastated north and central In- dia today and officials warned the death at least likely to go much higher. Madhya Pradesh state in cen- tral India has the highest offi- cial death toll, 238, but officials predict this will rise to more than 400 as reports come in ti'oin remote areas The main river flowing through tho state, the Mar- ivada, had risen by eight feet in 15 hoi is and was expected to pa.s.s its danger mark early to- day for the second time within a week. PARIS (AP) The five Pale- stinian terrorists who seized 13 hostages in the Saudi Arabian embassy and held out for 27 hours took off from Le Bourget Airport in a Syrian Arab Airline plane today. Their destination was unknown. Police said in addition to the Palestinians, six hostages and 12 crew members were aboard. The aircraft took off at Appeal action A White House appeal to be tiled in the Nixon-Watergate tapes case may contain the presi- dent's definition of what kind of Supreme court ruling he would obey in the controversy. President Nixon indicated this might happen when he told a news conference he would not spell out what he meant by his statement last month that he would obey cnlj a "definitive" ruling of the Supreme Court. "The matter of definitive rul- ing is one that will be discussed in the appeal Nixon said. "For me to discuss it in advance would be inappropri- ate.'" The first step in the appeal procedure was to be taken to- day with the filing of a brief by the White House in the US. Court of Appeals for the Dis- trict of Columbia. The White House is appealing last week's order by U.S. Dis- trict Judge John Sirica that Nixon turn over to Sirica tape recordings of discussions be- tween Nixon and former aides implicated in the Watergate scandal. p.m. The plane arrived here on a regular flight at 1 15 p m. (8 15 a m. Passengers who booked space for Dam- ascus aboard the plane were transferred to other airlines. On the trip to the airport, a police car led the convoy, fol- lowed hy a minibus with the Palestinians and Arab men hos- tages The men hostages left the embassy in shackles Also accompanying the ter- rorists was the Iraqi ambassa- dor to Pans who turned himself in as a hostage this morning to assure the freedom of four women hostages. The women were released at the entrance to the embassy. Police said they were in good health In addition, two Saudi men originally had been held as hos- tages One of them, the chief of protocol at embassy, jumped from an upstairs win- dow at the embassy Wednesday nieht and suffered slight head mjuiies. Another, the cultural attache at the embassy, was suffering a leg injury and was released earlier this morning. The terrorists' decision to ac- cept the plane, sent on orders of Syrian President Hafez Assad, came after hours of vacillation and threats to begin killing the hostages. Earlier in the morning, the Palestinians had refused to wait ior a plane from Algiers and demanded a French executive jet, then demanded an Arab commercial airliner, and then refused the special Syrian plane. Each time they set a deadline, said they would start killing the hostages if their de- mand was not met, and then changed their demand after the deadline passed. The terrorists seized control of the embassy Wednesday morning on the first anni- versary of the Palestinian at- tack in the Israeli Olympic team in Munich. The invasion of the embassy embarrassed Arab delegations trying to druir. up a condemnation of Israel at More rabid bats found in country Two more labid bats were discovered this week bringing to five the number found in Southern Alberta in the last 14 days. Dr. Bill Dorward, a rabies specialist at the Animal Di- seases Research Institute, said one of the two bats was found in the Warner area, 40 miles south of Lethbndge and the other in Manyberries, 100 miles southeast of the city. The bat from Warner was turned in by the RCMP, the other by the County of Warner. The ADRI, five miles south of the University of Lethbridge, lias been "swamped" with bats for testing since the three posi- tive results last week, Dr. Dor- ward said. The institute tests bats from all over the province, handling about 250 last month. The rabies cases found during the past two weeks are the closest reported to Lethbridge since the 1950s, Dr. Dorward said. The first of the recent eases was confirmed after three bats were found Aug. 28 on a farm four miles southeast of Warner. Since these were confirmed the ADRI has tested about 30 to 40 bats. resulting in the dis- covery of the most recent two The institute has also been continuing tests on animals bcth wild and domestic. Dr. Dor- ward said the ADRI has tested about 50 dogs and cats in the last month. Man killed in mishap with truck A 24-year-old Lethbridge man was killed Wednesday when a truck pinned him against a building in the Centre Village shopping mall. James Brent Poynter, 1406 Ashgrovc Rd., a truck driver for a fruit company, died about p.m. when a truck rolled back and crushed him against the Centre Village IGA building. City police are still investigat- ing the accident. Coroner Dr. J. E. McTavish has ordered an inquest Mr. Poyntcr's death does not count as a traffic fatality, po- lice said, but is classed as an industrial accident. the summit conference of non- aligned countries in Algiers, and the Palestinian guerrilla command repudiated the terror- ists. The terrorists said they were interested in flights to Morocco, Tunisia or Algeria. At 9.40am.. 24 hours after they broke into the two-storey embassy building, the Palestin- ians sent out word that "if at 10 a m. we do not have a plane, we will kill two hostages, one Saudi Arabian and one French, A woman appeared at a win- dow and shouted in English: "Get us a plane because this time they're going to kill us TONY BOYLE Murder charge issued PITTSBURGH. Pa. (AP) W. A. (Tony) Boyle, deposed United Mine Workers president, was charged with murder today in the killings of UMW rival Jo- seph A. (Jock) Yablonski and Yablonski's wife and daughter. The charges, outlined in two state wan ants, are based on new eudence from William Turnbla7er. a middle echelon !TMW official who has turned state's eudence and who claims Boyle initiated and instigated a plan to assassinate and mur- der" Yablonski, authorities said. The first warrant, officials said, outlines murder charges against Boyle, 71, who rose to power in the UMW under the tutelage cf the late John L. Lewis. The second warrant sets foith murder charges against Turnblazer, authorities said. The state warrants were filed today in Washington, Pa., 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, and were expected to coincide with announcement of action in the case by a federal grand jury later in the daj. and heard About town T30B NORGARD claiming his wife can do the pre- natal class exercises better than he can Tcdd Pitt scoring a 29 cribbage hand whilo playing with Jake Van- dcrhulst. ;