Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1974 15 Cents 48 Pages Pipeline company 'portrays Canada as GALLEY CONVICTION OVERTURNED COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) A United States federal judge today overturned the murder conviction of former U S. Army Lieutenani William Galley for his part in the My Lai massacre, ruling that Calley "was not accorded due process of law" and ordering him freed immediately. U.S. District Court Judge J. Robert Elliott based his decision on three key con- stitutional contentions: Calley was denied a fair and im- partial trial because of, adverse pre-trial publicity. he was denied his right of confrontation with witnesses and was denied compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor. he was denied due process by be- ing convicted on charges and specifications which were improperly drawn and illegally used by the prose- cution Oil export tax rise expected DETROIT, Mich. (CP) Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Tuesday a United States pipeline com- pany is characterizing Canada as untrustworthy to help promote the company's plans for a natural gas pipeline across Alaska. Earlier in the day, The El Paso Co. of Houston, Texas announced it has applied to U.S. government agency for permission to build a pipeline southwest across Alaska to the port of Valdez. From there, the gas would be li- quified and taken by tankers to U.S ports. Howard Boyd, El Paso chairman, said part of the reason his company proposed "an all-American route" was that he did not want the U.S. dependent on a foreign power for security and price. Mr. Macdonald said in an in- terview the company is trying to foster a negative view of Canada since "the best chance for its proposal is to defeat the trans-Canada route He was referring to a Cana- dian Arctic Gas Pipeline Ltd. application to build a line through the Mackenzie River valley that would carry both Alaskan and Arctic gas to markets in Canada and the U.S Mr Boyd said if the gas were to move across Canada, there was a danger it could be taxed by federal and provin- cial governments. Mr. Macdonald said that concern could be overcome, since Canada also has pipelines running through the U.S. "We've told the U.S that we are willing to discuss a treaty of security of pipelines. There have already been general dis- cussions on the matter between the two governments." Mr Boyd was sharply- critical of increases in the price of Canadian gas ex- ported to the U.S. He said the latest increases, announced last week, will cost American consumers an addi- tional million. Mr. Boyd said the price in- crease prompted El Paso to step up its plan for the trans- Alaskan route. Alberta Gas Trunk Line Ltd and Westcoast Transmission Co. last week announced plans to apply to the National Energy Board for permission to build a pipeline for tran- sportation of Arctic gas to Canadian markets Alberta Gas Trunk es- timates the cost of their line at billion, while El Paso says its project would total billion. Cost of the Canadian Arctic proposal now is es- timated at between and billion. Both Alberta Gas Trunk and El Paso say they can get the approval from regulatory agencies faster than Canadian Arctic since both projects are contained within one country and each would need per- mission from one regulatory bodv. BILL GROENEN photo Burning bear Onlookers struggle to pull a Volkswagen away from a burning Litter Bear garbage can along Mayor Magrath Drive Tuesday afternoon. The container completely destroyed in the fire, believed by officials to have been started by vandals. Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Canada's con- troversial export charge on crude oil sold to the United States is expected to go up by 35 cents or more a barrel as early as November, as a result ..of recently-announced crude oil price increases from the Middle East and other fac- tors Government sources reveal- ed this week that the 33-cent- a-barrel increase in the price of oil announced by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) should hit Canadian importers of oil for Eastern Canada starting Oct 1. This will make the affected oil importers eligible for an additional 33-cents-a-barrel compensation payment under Canada's east coast imported oil subsidy program. And this in turn will signal the need for a comparable in- 'crease in Ottawa's export charge levied on western Canadian crude oil sold to the United States, since the revenues from the export charge are used in the eastern imported oil subsidy program. Federal sources suggested that the export charge boost now the month of November the export- charge has already been set at a barrel for the month of likely be slight- ly larger than 33 cents a barrel due to other factors One of the factors is the softening of the Canadian dollar in recent weeks, which would likely add a few extra cents to the export charge increase, the sources suggested. Another factor which could lead to an even greater in- crease is the adjustment in the United States of domestic oil and other energy prices there Canada's export charge is related to the price for com- homes need more funds, personnel' Few deserters taking advantage of clemency WASHINGTON (AP) Only a fraction of the Vietnam era military deserters have turned themselves in under the United States government's conditional amnesty offer, but a Pentagon spokesman says it is too early to make a judg- ment on the clemency program. The Pentagon said Tuesday 22 deserters have received un- desirable discharges after passing through the clemency process and another 136 men are at Camp Atterbury. Ind.. awaiting processing. Few deserters have walked in voluntarily and only eight draft evaders have sur- rendered to U.S. attorneys to await processing, officials said. Most of the deserters had been arrested by military authorities. The number of telephone in- quiries from deserters or their representatives' to the armed forces total 907 and there were five written in- quiries, the Pentagon said. By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON A complete re evaluation of the medical role played by Alberta nursing homes was called for today by the Alberta Medical Association's committee on aging. Committee chairman D. B. Wooldndge said in his report to the opening session of the AMA annual meeting here that nursing homes need more and better qualified staff and more government funds. These changes, as well as a rewriting of the Nursing Home Act. are needed because of the increased number of mental patients entering nursing homes. "More monev must be made 'RCMP fears organized crime infiltrated security division9 TORONTO The Star quotes reliable sources as saying the RCMP fears that organized crime has in- nitrated its security division. In a copyright story from Ottawa. the newspaper quotes informants as saving that this fear, plus reference to a clan- destine operation by agents of United States military 'intelligence in Montreal, dominates a mass of top- secret information that may become public this week The Star says the sources claim the information is potentially dangerous to Canada and they are astonished that it may become public The documents are those filed with the federal Court of Appeal in a case in- volving an appeal by two former RCMP security agents against their dismissal last December The court has ruled that the documents in the case of Don McClcery and Gilles Brunei are to be made available as evidence in the case. The Star says that the best in- formation available indicates evidence shortly to be released will show RCMP has grave fears that it has been infiltrated and perhaps used by organized crime, which in turn is moving into legitimate fields of business and industry as it has in the US least two officers of U S Military Intelligence were in Canada for a period of months, conducting clandestine operations on behalf of Washington with at least the tacit approval of the RCMP. wiretaps are used by the RCMP as a matter of course, and these infringe on a broad sector of society normally considered immune to in- vasions of privacy in a free society The Star says that one source suggested part of the evidence now held secret involves the fact that one or both of the fired officers entertained two agents of U S Military Intelligence who were in Montreal on a secret mis- sion II adds the government has repeatedly denied the existence of U S inieHigence forces in Canada The Star says its sources revealed that both the dismissed Mounties have been given special permits to cam- revolvers because public exposure of their previous work might provoke revenge by unknown persons. available to provide staff of many disciplines to provide care and programs for men- tally disturbed elderly he said. He added that nursing homes are not designed for the "often agitated, confused and sometimes dangerous patient. "There has been frequent feeling by attending physicians that the attempted reduction in the population in Alberta Hospitals has been a one-way street, with great dif- ficulty being experienced when a physician has attempted to return an agitated patient to the more confining treatment available in provincial mental hospitals." he said. Dr. Wooldridge said this is not a problem with all of the about 900 people transferred from mental hospitals to nurs- ing homes. "However." he said, "there is need to realize that there are some patients who are totally incapable of being managed within the present nursing home complex however it is staffed, aiid these patients require a return to the confines of the more traditional mental hospital. U of L board names Hales vice-chairman An alumni representative on the University of Lethbndge board of governors was ap- pointed as its vice-chairman Tuesday Greg Hales, a teacher at the Fleelwood Bawden School, was firs! appointed to the board in January. 1973. "Their presence in the nurs- ing home is too destructive to both staff and other patients to make them acceptable." To assist in the placement of people to nursing homes, Dr. Wooldridge suggested that all areas of the province use a central registry for the collec- tion and holding of names suitable for placement in ex- tended care facilities. A similar registry coupled with an assessment of a patient's needs for nursing home care is being planned for Lethbridge. More than 100 patients are waiting for nurs- ing home beds in the city. Canada asks nuclear supervision UNITED NATIONS annual policy statement in the assem- bly's general debate, he warned. If we are to avoid a nuclear catastrophe we must accept that there are prac- tical limits to the application of the principle of non- discnmination." parable oil in such U.S. oil marketplaces as Chicago served by Canadian crude oil. The National Energy Board normally calculated the "just and reasonable price" for Canadian crude oil exports early in the month before it is to take effect With one major exception, Canada has boosted its export charge only after the world oil price, usually OPEC prices, goes up. Earlier this year, the NEB recommended a boost of about 20 a barrel, from mostly in anticipation of retroactive increases by OPEC oil countries in their "participa- tion oil prices" exacted from oil sold by companies within their boundaries The government also prom- ised to rebate any of the extra charge not needed to cover ac- tual increases in participation charges which Canada actual- ly had to bear Israelis strafe Lebanon targets TEL AVIV (AP) The Is- raeli air force bombed and strafed targets in southern Lebanon today less than seven hours before the start of the fast of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year and the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. The Israeli military com- mand said the pilots attacked Arab guerrilla concentrations for half an hour, and all the planes returned safely. The purpose of the raids, and of similar strikes Tuesday in the same area, was to break up any attack the Palestinian guerrillas might be: mounting for the Jewish Day of Atone- ment commencing at sundown today and ending at dusk Thursday. Twelve months ago Thurs- day by the Jewish lunar calen- dar, Yom Kippur was in its 20th hour when Egypt and Syria launched the fourth Arab-Israeli war in 25 years war with bombing raids along the Golan Heights and the Suez canal The attack caught the Israeli government and its armed forces off guard, resulting in heavy casualties This year the troops and air- men along the frontiers were on the alert. The chief military chaplain instructed the forces they could break the fast if war came again, but they should eat and drink "only to preserve their ability to fight." Police urged the public to be on the lookout for suspicious objects Civilian guards were assigned to protect syn- agogues Israel will come to a virtual standstill at dusk, and stay that way for 24 hours. Food drops keep Hondurans alive TEGUCIGALPA. Honduras (AP) Thousands of starving Hondurans grabbed and fought for food dropped from helicopters today while volunteers used hunting dogs to find corpses hidden in thick gray mud left behind by Hurricane Fifi. The official estimate of dead in the worst disaster in Honduran history stood between 7.500 and 8.000. with 100.000 or more homeless and untold thousands of others lic.idering when they might get their next meal Lieut Col. Eduardo Andino. co-ordinator for the national relief committee, said the Organization of American States reported its survey Seen and heard About town Mrs. Betty Anderson, who has seven children, expressing concern about being introduced as Miss Anderson Dong McPbersoa being thanked for a concise, inspirational speech after he spent only an hour expounding on his philosophy of education team agreed with government estimates and predicted that 1975 would be a very difficult year for this Central American country of 2.6- million people. Dogs sniffed out 18 ad- ditional bodies in the Tela area near the Caribbean coast. Andino said. The bodies were promptly burned or buried without identification to avoid contamination after six days in the sweltering tropical heat. Aid flowed to Honduras from many foreign countries. Nixon has blood clot in lung LONG BEACH. Calif. (AP) Former president Richard Nixon has a blood clot in his right lung "which is a poten- tially dangerous situation." his doctor said today. Dr. John C. Lungfen told a news conference that the clot, which moved through blood vessels from Nixon's leg, was found through tests conducted by a specialist in nuclear medicine I 1 Inside Classified 32-36 Comics x 4 S Local News Sports I riw a HIGH THURS. 79; GUSTY, CLOUDY.