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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, September 27, 1973 News in brief Former Nazi aid charged HAMBURG (AP) A former aide to Nazi SS chief Heinrich Himmler was charg- ed Wednesday with the murder of at least one million persons in 1941 and 1942. West German prosecutors charged Bruno Streckenbach with being one of the organizers of mass killings of Soviet Communist party of- ficials. Soviet intellectuals and Jews Streckenbach. now 71, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 1947 by a Soviet court. He was released after serving 10 years and worked in Hamburg as a clerk. Judges rulings favored JASPER, Alta. (CP) Judges should have discretion to rule that disqualified coun- cillors may run in the genera! election following their un- seating, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association agreed Wednesday. Delegates at the AUMA an- nual convention supported an executive resolution suggesting that the discretion would apply when a judge felt a councillor was acting in the interests of the municipal cor- poration in the circumstances leading to his disqualification. The convention agreed dis- cretion would not apply if the councillor was disqualified because of conviction on an in- dictable offence. The resolution asked the provincial government to amend a section of the municipal government act which now says the dis- qualified person is not eligible to return to council until aiter two general elections. Mail truck robbed of BRUCE, Alta. (CP) A masked, rifle-carrying bandit robbed an Edmonton mail truck of about early Wednesday in this hamlet about 75 miles southeast of Edmonton. The driver of the truck, John Fray, 45, of Edmonton, told RCMP he was robbed as he stepped from his truck for a regular mail-pick-up on Highway 14 about 3.30 a.m. Mr. Fray said he was met by a masked man who held a sawed-off .22-calibre rifle. He told police he was gagged and tied, placed in the back of the truck and driven about 12 miles from Bruce to Two Hills. Mr. Fray freed himself about 11 a.m. and went to a nearby farmhouse and telephoned RCMP. Police said a canvas bag was found ripped open in the truck. Mr Fray, who has driven the route for 10 years as a contract driver for the post of- fice, was not injured. Public washroom opened WINNIPEG 000 public washroom, the sub- ject of a heated dispute between the city and the provincial government, opens today. The three-room, bunker- shaped washroom in Memorial Park across from the legislature will be staffed by both male and female attendants. It will be open from 8 a.m to 10 p m. each dav of the week. Mayor Stephen Juba felt the province was "flouting the law" by continuing construc- tion on the building despite the Winnipeg city environment committee's refusal to grant a building permit. The com- mittee felt a washroom was not proper use tor a downtown park, and veterans felt it shouldn't be built on land dedicated to Canada's war dead Rain again Twins Tony (left) and Ben LaBorie, two-and-one- half-year-olds from Vancouver, chatted about rainy weather during a stroll in their hometown to view the elements. Like other Vancouverites, they frequently need umbrellas.___________________ Doctors needed in rural areas Forces Ambassador's son kidnapped MEXICO CITY (AP) A man kidnapped the 12-year-old son of the Mexican am- bassador to the Dominican Republic and is holding him in the embassy of the capital, Santo Domingo, the Mexican government reported Wednes- day night. The foreign ministry said the kidnapper was a political refugee and that he was threatening to blow up the son of Ambassador Francisco Espartaco Garcia with a grenade if he was not given safe conduct out of the Dominican Republic. B.C. woodsmen strike VANCOUVER (CP) About tradesmen in the British Columbia coast forest operations failed to report for work Wednesday, threatening a shutdown of plants and mills throughout the industry. Forest Industrial Relations which represents the industry said it was an illegal work stoppage. About tradesmen, members of the International Woodworkers of America, are normally employed in the coast forest industry. Industry spokesmen told IWA leaders they must end the strike before negotiations continue on revised tradesmen's rates. CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) There is an oversupply of doctors in most cities and a shortage of them in rural areas, provincial health ministers said Wednesday. In a joint statement issued at the end of their two-day conference, the ministers said the urban surplus "will even- tually mean that licencing of immigrant physicians will have to be controlled in some way." The statement added: "Sig- nificant increases in numbers of physicians are occurring in most geographical maldistribution continues to be a problem." Health Minister Bruce Stewart of Prince Edward Island, later said that controls on the number of immigrant doctors through licencing "is just a possibility." He suggested that incen- tives, such as loans, could be used to direct both immigrant doctors and Canadian Easy Choice. FIVE STAR CANADIAN KYB WHISKY JOStfH E. SEASRAU d SOB.LIWTf D WATERLOO, ONTARIO. CAfcAOA 25 m. The smooth taste of quality that is unmistakably Seagram's. Seagram's FIVE STAR Canada's largest-selling rye whisky. Blended and bottled by Joseph E. Seagram Sons, Ltd., Waterloo, Ont. graduates away from the cities. The ministers announced they were dissatisfied with current provincial systems of paying doctors. "Different payment schemes should be promoted and carefully evaluated by all the the statement said. "The total amount of public monies paid to physicians should be closely regulated by provincial governments." CHANGES NEEDED The ministers also agreed that changes are necessary in federal provincial cost- sharing formulas. The current formulas, they said, have resulted in the least costly forms of medical care- becoming the most expensive for the patient and his province. The ministers said the prob- lem is that Ottawa shares in the cost of Medical care only when the patient is occupying a hospital bed. But costs of hospital care are soaring, in some cases to more than a day a bed. As a result, the provinces are turning to alternative forms of care, such as nursing homes or convalescence in the patient's home. These forms of care do not qualify for federal funds. Health Minister Rene Toupin of Manitoba said his province is in effect being penalized for expanding its medical-care plan this year to cover care outside hospitals. The conference was held without five provincial ministers, who fell by the wayside because of ill health, pressing business, or in the case of Lawrence Garvie of New Brunswick, a car ac- cident which resulted in a fractured arm. Begin talks VANCOUVER (CP) United States and Canadian fisheries experts opened dis- cussions Wednesday concern- ing the Pacific salmon fisheries. The discussions are the fifth in a current round of talks stemming from a joint U.S. Canada fishing agreement signed in Ottawa in April, 1970. The Canadian delegation is headed by C. R. Levelton of the federal department of the environment and the U.S. delegation is led by am- bassador D. L. McKernan of the U.S. State Department. Dirty job With her legs smeared by oil, Pam Baxter, 16, assists other volunteers in cleaning up a West Van- couver beach fouled by oil Wednesday in the colli- sion of two ships in Van- couver harbor Tuesday morning. unlikely WASHINGTON (CP) A new move was planned in the Senate today to cut United States forces overseas, and this time its supporters ex- pected victory. But it is un- likely any cuts will take place. For a few hours Wednesday the Senate was on record for the first time as favoring a 40- per-cent cut spread over three years in U.S. troops based abroad. But in a second vote held later under congressional procedures the decision was reversed. The Senate was to consider today a more modest reduc- tion. 20 per cent over two years, and supporters believ- ed there would be sufficient cross over votes to carry this. But it was doubtful whether any troop reduction move would become law, for the House of Representatives, usually regarded as more conservative than the Senate, has not acted on any such proposal. And President Nix- on would be almost certain to veto any measure by Congress to prune forces overseas. The support of only one third of the voters in either house would be needed to sustain such a veto. The Senate also was to vote today on slowing the navy's construction of a new fleet of Trident missile submarines. The Nixon administration vigorously opposes the proposal to delay construction of the first sub by two years to 1980, trimming million from the billion budgeted this year for the Trident sub-, marine and the range Trident missile. The growing mood in the Senate to reduce U.S. troops abroad, at present numbering about posed a sharp challenge to Nixon. The president, seeking to negotiate mutual East-West troop reductions in Europe, has warned that unilateral American troop cuts in Europe would remove all incentive for the Soviet Union and its allies to bargain with the West on mutually reducing troop levels. Watergate touched off series of wrongdoing By DONALD ROTHBERG WASHINGTON (AP) When Washington police broke up the Watergate break- in June 17, 1972, they touched off a slow fuse that has since brought an explosion of investigations into official wrongdoing. Investigations are being conducted by federal and local grand juries as well as by sev- eral congressional com- mittees into all aspects of political campaign abuses. The focus of most of the ac- tivity is the Senate Watergate committee and the special Watergate prosecutor's of- fice. But they are not the only ones involved Nixon writer raps Democrats spy complaints WASHINGTON (AP) Presidential speechwriter Patrick Buchanan says Democrats are using a double standard when they deplore the use of paid spies by Presi- dent Nixon's 1972 campaign. He noted that author Joe McGinnis gained the con- fidence of Nixon workers in 1958 and later wrote an anti- Nixon bestseller, The Selling of the President 1968. "This sort of thing was praised and applauded and cheered until it was done by Republicans against Buchanan said Wednesday before the Senate Watergate committee. The committee has turned away from the dramatic sub- ject of the bugging and the cover-up of political espionage at Democratic party head- quarters in the Watergate building complex here, and has begun wrestling with the question of whether certain campaign tactics are fair or foul. Hearings are recessed until next Tuesday. There is no of- ficial word on who the first witness will be. Those ten- tatively scheduled include Buchanan aide Kenneth Khachigian and Donald Segretti, the former Nixon agent who has agreed to plead guilty to charges arising from illegal political sabotage against Democrats. Condition of Boyle 'critical9 WASHINGTON (AP) De- posed union leader Tony Boyle remained in critical condition today after developing a "rapid, irregular hospital spokesmen said. Doctors have said that Boyle, 71, former president of the United Mine Workers Union, apparently attempted suicide by taking barbiturates Monday night, the eve of a hearing in connection with murder charges against him. His condition had improved slightly Wednesday and he was taken off a respirator and kidney machine. A hospital spokesman sa.id he was "stuporous" but did respond somewhat to loud noises. Boyle faces murder charges in the 1969 slayings of union in- surgent Jock Yablonski and Yablonski's wife and daughter. Death By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nassau Harold Christie, 77, one of Bahamas" largest landholders and a pioneer in that country's real estate development, on a business trip in West Ger- many. Buchanan defended a number of campaign methods he used or suggested in memoranda, although he ex- pressed embarrassment that some of his private writings were being made public. Nixon to visit Europe From AP-REUTER UNITED NATIONS (CP) United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger said Wednes- day that President Nixon defi- nitely will visit Europe "in the near future." Kissinger suggested at a news conference, however, that the positions of the U.S. and its Atlantic allies on a new economic and political relationship are still far apart. On the Middle East, Kissinger said this is not a time for "any dramatic moves" by the U.S. It would be better if Washington dis- cussed with Israel and the Arab countries "what they are prepared to do'' in approaching a settlement. West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and Sir Alec Douglas-Home, the British foreign secretary, held centre stage in the General Assembly. Brandt called for war on hunger and spoke of "the moral aspects of international coexistence..." "It is peace that benefits if people and information can move as freely as possible across he said. Watergate coverage terminated NEW YORK (AP) The three major television networks decided Wednesday to terminate the rotation system for daily live broad- casts of the Senate Watergate hearings. An American Broadcasting Co. (ABC) spokesman com- mented that the "unique char- acter of the opening round of the hearings" was not present in the current proceedings. The National Broadcasting Co., the Columbia Broad- casting System and ABC said each would decide on its own whether to cover the proceed- ings live on days when it ap- pears the hearings might pro- duce significant news. Here is a rundown of the ramifications of Watergate: Senate committee opened public hearings into the campaign dirty tricks phases of its investigation this week. Chairman Sam Ervin said the committee plans to wind up public hearings by Nov. 1. Its report is due to be issued Feb. 28. In the first phase of its investigation, the committee heard 33 witnesses tell what they knew about the Watergate break-in and cover- up. Special prosecutor Special prosecutor Archibald Cox has divided his staff of more than 40 lawyers into groups in- vestigating the Watergate break-in and cover-up, the ITT anti-trust settlement, cam- paign contributions, political espionage, and the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. The grand juries are receiving evidence from Cox's staff Watergate of the seven men charged in con- nection with the Watergate break-in have asked U.S. Dis- trict Court Judge John Sirica to withdraw their guilty pleas. They are Howard Hunt, Virgilio Gonzalez, Eugenio Martinez, Frank Sturgis and Bernard Barker. All contend they were misled by high government officials into believing they were acting in the interes't of national security. Donald focal point, so far, of investigations of campaign dirty tricks, the 31-year-old California lawyer was indicted by a federal grand jury in Tampa, Fla., on misdemeanor charges of dis- tributing political literature which did not identify the per- sons or organization responsi- ble for it Ellsberg Los Angeles County grand jury has indicted former White House aides John Ehrlichman. Egil Krogh, David Young and Gordon Liddy in connection with the break-in at the Beverly Hills office of Dr. Lewis Fielding. All pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy and burglary. Ehrlichman also pleaded not guilty to a perjury charge. Senate and House armed services committees and the House appropriations intelligence subcommittee have all held hearings on the alleged effort to involve the Central Intelligence Agency in the attempt to cover up the ties of Nixon campaign of- ficials to the Watergate break- in Vesco case Former At- torney-General John Mitchell and former commerce secretary Maurice Stans are under indictment on charges of conspiracy and perjury in connection with an illegal campaign contribu- tion from financier Robert Vesco. They pleaded not guil- ty and their trial is scheduled for mid-October. Campaign contributions The special prosecutor's of- fice has received admissions from at least seven cor- porations that they made il- legal contributions from cor- porate funds to the Nixon re election campaign. Cox's staff is looking for further violations of the federal law which prohibits corporate contributions to campaigns. Common cause list of million in secret cam- paign contributions to the president's re-election com- mittee is scheduled to be dis- closed Friday at the House clerk's office. The list was ordered filed by a federal judge as a result of a suit filed by Common Cause, the citizens' lobby. V ;