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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 7970 U.S. 'invasionplan' revealed Sidewalk Information Service A woman goes over a list with soldiers in Santiago, Chile, Friday, to determine if her husband was among those arrested following the coup against the late President Savador Allende. 6CIA plot' revealed by 6petty criminal' MEXICO CITY (Reuter) The United States embassy here has described an American reported to have revealed an alleged CIA plot to overthrow the Allende regime in Chile as a fugitive from justice. An embassy spokesman said Richard Alexander Zanders, the man reported to have tipped off the Chileans to Operation-Centaur, but too late to prevent last week's coup, is a "petty criminal" wanted in the U.S. for vio- lating federal parole. Zanders, 31, has a police record going back to 1963 when he was arrested on charges of passing a bad che- que, the embassy spokesman said. The story of the alleged CIA plan to topple the left-wing re- gime in Chile came to light earlier this week in an inter- view given to the Mexican newspaper Excelsior by the former Chilean ambassador in Mexico, Hugo Vigorena Vigorena told the paper that the plan, named Centaur, was put into operation two years ago and culminated in last week's coup, which resulted in Allende's death WARNED TOO LATE Vigorena, who resigned as Chilean ambassador after the coup said the Allende govern- ment had proof of the plot "but we got hold of it too late to neutralize it Diplomatic sources here say Zanders, who said he was a former CIA official, turned up at the Chilean Embassy in Washington several weeks ago and later arrived in Mexico City, where he stayed at Vigorena's villa. He left Mexico for Cuba Aug. 6 and was personally es- corted to the airport by Vigorena, who was so security-conscious that a big pistol was seen sticking out of his jacket. Airport immigration records show that Zanders left Mexico for Cuba under his own name but on a Chilean passport. The diplomatic sources said Chilean embassy officials in Washington apparently passed Zanders on to the embassy here because they feared U.S. agents would seize him. In his interview with Ex- celsior this week, Vigorena noted that the U.S. am- bassador in Santiago made a quick trip to Washington the day before the coup. Four U S. warships were also off the Chilean coast, os- tensibly for manoeuvres with the Chilean navy, he said. "All this makes us think that the coup was probably timed to depose Allende while he was at the non-aligned summit in he said. But Allende changed his inind and did not travel to Algiers for the summit, which began Sept. 5 and ended four days later. Agnew 6may admit minor offence' Seen and heard About town RACING buff Ed Chym- boryk down on his luck claiming if he bet on Secretariat in a race with a jack ass. the ass would win Sherry Clark telling Fred Mellon he likes to eat a doughnut all the way around the hole WASHINGTON (CP) Lawyers for Vice-President Spiro Agnew have been engag- ed in "delicate negotiations" with justice department of- ticials concerning a possible resignation by Agnew coupled with a guilty plea to a relatively minor offence, the Washington Post says. The paper, quoting unnamed sources, says the negotiations were described to it as "plea bargaining." The Post did not say what the minor oifence might be. Agnevi is being investigated bv the federal prosecutor in Baltimore tor possible viola- lions of bribery, corruption, conspiracy and tax laws while Baltimore County chief execu- tive and Maryland governor Agnew has denied any wrongdoing Neither the vice-president's office nor the justice depart- ment had any comment on The Post's report. B.C. Tory leader replaced VANCOUVER (CP) Dr. Scott Wallace will replace Derril Warren as leader of the British Columbia Progressive Conservative party. B.C. par- ty President Peter Hyndman announced Friday night. Earlier in the day, Mr. War- ren. 34, announced his resignation to spend more time with his family and law practice in Kelowna. B.C. and "to pay a few debts." TORONTO (CP) The Star quotes a former RCMP officer as saying that during the 1970 separatist crisis in Montreal, United States forces were prepared to move into Canada if the Quebec government fell or failed to preserve order. The newspaper carries a copyright story from staff writer Tom Hazlitt in Johannesburg, South Africa, on an interview with Leslie J. (Jim) Bennett, 53, described as being head of most of the RCMP's anti-espionage operations until his retirement last year. The story says claims: the Quebec crisis, Canada had to assign investigators to shadow agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who had infil- trated Montreal on a large scale. Canadian government moved tanks and other heavy equipment into position south of Ot- tawa to offset a buildup of U.S. forces just south of the border, the Americans being prepared to move into Canada if necessary to protect their interests in the St. Lawrence seaway. the 1960s a member of the RCMP sold out to the Soviet secret police for money. The man was cashiered and now is a "drifter" in Western Canada. The Star says Bennett signed a statement say- ing he left the RCMP for medical reasons after serving for 30 years with the force and the British secret service. In Ottawa, RCMP Commissioner W. L. Higgitt confirmed "that there was a person by that name working for us." He said Mr. Bennett was engaged "in the general area" of counter-espionage operations, but added that the allegations sounded "like the ravings of a disturbed mind." "There's nothing much I can comment on. This sounds absolutely wild to me." The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 239 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1973 15 CENTS 5 SECTIONS 76 PAGES B.C. to establish Crown corporation Control of gas sought VICTORIA (CP) The British Columbia government hopes to bring in legislation this fall to create a Crown agency with potential powers to produce, process, transmit and market natural gas in the province, Attorney-General Alex Macdonald said Friday. Creation of the Crown agency was recommended by the B.C. energy commission in a report released Friday morning. Speaking at a subsequent news conference, Mr. Macdonald said the proposed legisla- tion hasn't been drafted but he considers it "a matter of urgent legislative priority." The commission report sug- gested that new exploration and drilling for gas could be done on a co-operative basis between the government and private industry, but Mr. Mac- donald said he would prefer to keep this function .within the private sector. PREDICTS FAIR PRICES He said fair field, or wellhead prices, would be set to .encourage new exploration and drilling. Mr. Macdonald said he ex- pected a Crown agency would be dealing with most of the natural gas in B.C. within two to five years. He said he would like to see exploration and drilling proceed at a controlled rate and suggested this would pre- vent development of reserves beyond the capacity of the B.C. market. The government is on record as opposing any increase in the flow of gas from B.C. at present. West- coast has a licence from the National Energy Board, a federal agency, allowing it to export 800 million cubic feet of gas a day to El Paso Natural Gas Co. in the United States, or about 70 per cent of Westcoast's daily throughput of natural gas. He said the Crown agency proposal will be looked at "very seriously" and there is a possibility legislative action to deal with this and other recommendations will be introduced during the current legislative session. "I think it's a matter of ur- gent legislative priority and I think the premier (Dave Bar- rett) shares my the attorney-general said. AN 'URGENT PROBLEM' "It's an urgent problem, ob- viously, because if the report comes to us and says that we're losing in the order of million a year by our under-priced sale of our gas, we've got to do something about it." He said the government's first priority will be exam- ination of the proposed Crown agency, followed by an exam- ination of the other recommendations in the report, including increased field prices for the gas. "We would hope in time that most or all the natural gas (in the province) would pass through the (Crown) he said. Establishment of the agency would bring an end to the virtual monopoly role of Westcoast Transmission Co. Ltd. as a wholesaler and ex- porter of natural gas in B.C. 'Little time to consult' Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Energy Minister Donald Macdonald admitted in the House of Com- mons Friday that he had not lived exactly up to a commit- ment he gave Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed concerning a federal guarantee of "co-operation and collaboration" in energy matters. And, Mr. Macdonald con- fessed to the Commons, the reason he didn't keep faith with the Alberta government was that he just didn't have the time The matter was brought up in Ottawa when Gordon Towers Deer, Alta.) remembered a letter Mr. Macdonald had tabled in the House way back in early March. In that letter, Mr. Towers reminded MPs during the dai- ly Commons question period, Mr Macdonald had quite definitely stated: "It is of paramount importance that the relationship of the Govern- ment of Canada to the Govern- ment of Alberta in energy policy matters be one of co- operation and collaboration." The letter was, of course, sent to Mr. Lougheed. "Why wasn't that assurance asked an upset Mr. Towers Mr Macdonald said Ottawa only had "a period overnight" to make a decision regarding the 40 cents a barrel export tax and indicated there just wasn't the time for cross- country consultations. Board postpones milk price hikes EDMONTON (CPl Further milk price increases in Alberta have been postpon- ed to wait the outcome of dis- cussions with the federal government on the proposed consumer milk subsidy, the Public Utilities Board lias an- nounced The board said negotiations will open Tuesday in Ottawa on the subsidy of five-cents-a- quart and had the subsidy not been announced, the retail price of milk in Alberta probably would have risen two cents The price of homogenized Women face pill shortage VANCOUVER (CP) British Columbia women fac- ed a crisis of sorts shortage ol birth control pills. The Family Planning Association said Friday that supplies destined for B.C. have been held up because of (he recent national rail strike ;md that supplies are short. Sleeping pills may cause nightmares OTTAWA most common sleeping pills doctors prescribe may do more harm than good because they inter- fere with normal sleep patterns and can eventually lead to "night-time Dr. Roger Broughton told a medical meeting Friday. The University of Ottawa medical professor and expert on- sleep research said bar- bitu rates. the most commonly-prescribed sleep- ing pills, really "should be the last resort." Barbiturates and sleeping pills handed out routinely every night in hospitals "produce an abnormal ho said They put the patient into the "deep sleep" in which all muscles relax completely and there is almost no body movement After about 90 to 100 minutes ol this deep sleep, the individual normally goes hack to a lighter sleep in which he dreams moves about m bed and has rapid movements of the eyes. Dr. Broughton said. This rapid eye movement is it does not occur in people who have been given sleeping pills. REACTION IS BAD It is harmful when the person stops taking sleeping pills and the body tries to make up for the deep sleep that now is missed, he said. The individual mav have such severe nightmares and restless sleep that another sleeping pill may be needed. "Anyone who has been on sleeping pills should be warn- ed about these withdrawal Dr. Broughton said. "They may have a bad time at nights for a week or so." .Some people when they go oil sleeping pills may become depressed and suicidal, he said. Alcohol before sleeping and tranquillizers give the same withdrawal problems. Dr. Broughton told a news conference later that most over-the-counter sleeping aids nougnt without prescription have "absolutely no effect at all." However, studies have shown that a warm milk drink at like your grand- mother used to help. "We don't know why for sur- o. Maybe it's the warmth on I he mucous lining milk increased to 38 cents from 33 cents Sept. 15. The price rose to 33 cents from 31 last .Jan 1 The price increase was attributed to rising milk production costs on the farms, particularly feed costs. During recent hearings by the board at Red Deer, four major Alberta dairies asked for an increase of 1.5-cents-a- quart But Lucerne Foods Ltd., a dairv wholly-owned by Canada Safeway Ltd.. urged that consumers pay more for home-delivered milk Both m- store and home-delivered milk in Alberta now is the same price. The other four dairies. Palm Dairies Ltd.. Northern Dairy Pool Ltd Silverwood Dairies Ltd.. and Central Alberta Dairy Pool, opposed the measure. If the dairies get the two- cents-a-quart increase suggested by the board and if all of the five cent a quart con- sumer milk subsidy is passed on to consumers, a quart of homogenized milk will cost 35 cents, down three cents from the current price The board's decision said 'payment ol the federal sub- sidy is to he based upon un- dertakings by the provincial producers arid processors to hold consumer milk prices level lor a 12-month period Terry Bocock. of Edmon- ton, president of the Alberta Milk Producers Association, said "I don't know if wo are in a position to guarantee prices for a vear" because of still-increasing Iced costs William McBnde. of Ed- monton, general manager of Northern Mborta Dairy Pool, said il may bo impossible for processors to agree to the 12- month freeze j He said Alberta dairy j processors lace major wage lalks next spring when the current two-year dairy workers contract expires May As women see him male chauvinist Bobby Riggs '7T SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED TO A DOG' ATLANTA (AP) Bobby Riggs. who lost an exhibition tennis match to Billie Jean King, plans to fulfil a promise to jump off a bridge. The 55-year-old Riggs had said that if he lost the so called Battle ot the Sexes Thursday night, he would leap from Suicide Bridge in Pasadena. Calif. Riggs lost in three straight sets However, he told an Atlanta news conference Friday he will jump from the London Bridge, instead He said the Suicide Bridge is wired up "so I can't make it there, but I will go to the London Bridge at Lake Havasu (Arizona) by Wednesday or Thursday and take the leap." Riggs is in Atlanta today for an exhibition match. Emerging from the plane that brought him from Houston, Riggs told reporters he feels "lousy. What happened to me shouldn't have happened to a dog "I don't want to take anything away from Billie Jean's vic- tory. She played superbly I must say I got a little carried away I really felt there was no way I could lose Higgs. the 1939 Wimbledon singles champion, added. Jean has earned my respect. My hat is off to her. I dished it out pretty good and now I have to be a gentleman and take it Former Socred MLA may join Conservatives EDMONTON (CP) Dr Dan Bouvier. the independent member of the Alberta legislature for Lac La Biche- McMurray. today said he is considering joining the Progressive Conservative party. Dr. Bouvier. who left the Social Ciredit party early in 1972. said the philosophy of Premier Peter Lougheed's Conservative government "is not much different from mine He added no announcement would be made for "some time, but if it happens, it probably will come before the next session A fall sitting of the legislature is scheduled to Get 10 The Conservatives are a dynamic party" and joining its ranks probably would give better representation lor my Dr. Bouvier said The 44-vear-old physician and former mayor of Lac La Biohe said he was "in tune" with the Conservative government'ideas on develop- ment ol the Athabasca Oil Sands which lie in his riding. Inside 19-22 Comment 4 f Family Local 8. 9 -j 13. 14 7 Markets 16. 17 Religion 5 C Sports 11 :S 7 8 6 8 Weather 8 You were calling, Mr. Loughe...e...dddd.' LOW TONIGHT NEAR 40; HIGH SUN 60-65 CLOUDY, WINDY ;