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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta People 'Serving South Alberta and Southeastern B.C." Price 15 Cents LKTIIUR1DGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1D72 FOUK SECTIONS 72 PAGES By JIM WILSON Herald Cily Editor EDMONTON Being n Member of the Legislative Assembly is hard work, but Dick Gruemvald, Alberta MLA. for (he West constituency, snys he enjoys it "thoroughly." lie said he is somewhat bothered by tlie way the current legislature is "hogged but he is still pleased to the chance to represent the people of Lcfhbrklpc in llic provincial capital. Mr. Gruemvald takes the term "representative" seriously. "My philosophy of representation is that the people sent nie lu-re In their voice in '.ic he said in a Herald interview. "And means the people mine first, before the Social Credit party and before my cmn feelings." Recently lie received a letter from the Lelhbridge cily council asking Hint he oppose in the legislature any bills concerning tlie proposed Lake Louise Village development in Jasper National Park. "I fully intend to do just Mr. (iruem-.'ald said. "1 liulicve I have my instructions in this matter, front the Lelhbridge city council, which to me repre- sents the feelings of the majority of the people in the community." Elected hi the Lelhbridge West constituency, lie said his specific responsibility is lo ils residenls, "But in most mailers there's really no division of a cily, I'm one cf Ilie tuo people (the other is Socred John Anderson, in Lctlibridge EabU who ,1-iL [or the cily os R in the am In touch Mr. Ciruenwald said he tries to keep In constant touch with his constituents, contacting individuals by mail or telephone during the and, every week- pml, by returning to Lethbridga "to give Hie people an opportunity to buttonhole me wherever they sec me.1' In Edmonton, k'Uers may he addressed to him in care of the Legislative Buildings, but be said he will always nccept collect long distance telephone calls during the day, at "1 don't have any qualms about, people phoning me collect at the he said, "The citizens are enl'ilc-f) to plume collect not enough people ai'o oT thai. The yovcrnmenl. picks up the lull for il, niifl l Ihink Ihprc a nnfl pvcry covr.M nnicnt flrpnrtuirnl in li-ivr? Anmr> por' nf Xcnilh Inlcuhone ?n Uial rvpry Alhm'fan rrnld rn-sily find out uls.Tl 15 doing for him." Marly slarl Mr, week starts early Monday morn- ings, when he catches H bus to Edmonton from Leth- bridKc. He arrives by about noon, in time for lunch before the first of ttic week's eight legislature sos- f.mns, at 2.30 p.m. There are no morning R unions, but there io a daily p.m. silting vtiicli la-sts until .Tiotl, In ariililiuu. there arc evening sessions Monday, and Thurs- day eacli week, RlartJng R o'clock and generally end- !ne et although ttiey until tha esrlv of Iho next morning. Tlie Social Credit party also lias caucuses from ID R.m. lo noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and often briefer caucuses jusL prior lo the regular legislature Plan strategy Caucuses nrc private party MLA meetings which give tlie MI.As (the Conservatives have their separate caucuses a.i welh fi chance to discuss various mat- ters which conTo up for debate during the week, nnd lo plan party slrategy. Tlie caucus sLso provides a sounding board for an MLA's own legislative bill or resolution, lie has a chance in the private meeting to see what oilier people within the party think of his proposal, and to have pit- falls pointed out (o him. lie can also discuss any questions he mipht want lo ask the government, and will have bis name placed on (he party's speaking roster for any debate he wishes to enter. Each nftenyxin Kc-wiou begins with a 45-Tnimile filiation period, during winch ah MLAs, regardless ot have! the opportunity lo ask questions of the jifixernnipnt's cabinet in matters of concern lo their OH'ii cnnslilucncj. After the question period is oi'cr. bills and resolu- lions on the day's order paper arc debated, the alt minting speaker by speaker unlil debate is finished. Quality praised .Mr. Gniunuakl, has been commended by Prs- rriicr I'elcr Loughced for tlie quality of his debate in the Ic-ii.slalurc, said he believes an MLA should speak nnly when lie ?oniclliiiiG specific lo say, "not jusl lo some vords >ou can lell people you ad- Ihc IcKislalurc." llouevrr, "it is a jjand thing for n MLA to .spc-rik Koine times, to make his constituency known nnd in eeiiLTal leirn.s, to show whal the people wlio rlcctwl him arc concerned about." Hi: said he docs not bolicvc a Socred researi'li rto- parlintnl i.s ntwjsary in Edmonton "because our qucs- licins and our resolutions .should come to us through the people at home, "1 Ihirk individuals in (lie husi- IIio rxlnc.iLional in.sLitulionji, clubs, cily council orrwtne like: Ihai. c.'in do some of the research, 3nd me flic Ihry Manl askefl." 'I li" I.cthlirulpn .Six-red parly associations coul'l help in this way, "by meeting for just an hour once a week lo discuss the things members are con- corned Can a backbencher from the Opposition represent Yes, Mr. Gnienwald said. "I think this is the you gain respect on (he floor of liii- lr.jrisl.itu.rp, brinphig forward the con- fer us of llir people you rojuv.suit, and by repscsenL- inp (hen; uell. r SAIGON (AP) Thousands of North Vietnamese troops crossed the demilitarized zone loday and engaged the retreat- ing South Vietnamese >n tJie bloodiest fightang since Uic I9GS Tct offensive, the Saigon com- mander in the north reported. In what appeared to he a bid to seize all of the northernmost province of Qunng Tri, the iN'orth Vietnamese drove the youth Vietnamese from Lhcir ninth base in three days. Tha North Vietnamese pushed to within five miles of Quang Tri, (lie provincial capital. Six main government bases still held oul along the defence line. Lt.-Gen. Hoang Xuan Lam, commander in fhd north, esti- mated North Vietnamese penetrated into (Juang Tri province. Despite reverses, he claimed thousands of Woilh Vi- etnamese had been killed. Lam, Louring the northern quarter, said three North Viet- namese divisions, three artillery r e m e n L s and anti-aircraft miits armed with missiles had crossed tbr flcmili- 7xjnc into Qunng Tri province. He left no doubt that the of- fciwii-c southern alliwl officers marred by bomb From MMIKUTER BELFAST fCP) A huge bomb planted in a stolen hearse exploded in the centre of Belfast today to rip a 1 compara- tive lull in the violence in Northern Ireland. N'o one was seriously injiu'ed in the bids', which sharpened tension as British troops braced for Easter clashes between war- ring ProLcitants and Roman Catholics. Loch Ness monster still free DUNFERMLINE, Scotland (AP) A mysterious crea- ture found in Loch Ness, home of Scotland's legendary monster, turned out today to be a frozen hull elephant scaf. II was all a.n April Fool's hoax, police snid. After police stopped KngliMi from sneaking [lie dead henst out of Scotland, an expert examined the nine-foot, .1.10-pound creature at Dim- form line police hcadquni tcrs nnd found nothing superna- tural about it. Michnel Ku.ssell, ponora] cu- rator of ?oo, said Ihn animal uas jusl n fnr from ils normal home. AMXERTV ANNOUNCED MADRID (Router) Forty- nine prisoners from Spanish jtills Mill lie released on parole Ibis'ki'iid lo cclcliriile (lie Ufi.Sicr holiday, the official state bulletin announced Friday. The bomb, which the army es- timated at between )00 and 200 pounds of gelignite, was one of the biggest Lo rock (iic bomb- blastrd The bizarre drama bepan when an unidentified caller tele- phoned I he Irish News with n 10-minute warning that the "hipgcst bomb ever" had been planted in Ihn hearse parked outside a tavern in a side street. Troops scaled off the area 07TAWA Min- iMer Tru'leau hiiilcd strongly Tinned EI> ?i an Ortobrr linn chile, announcing I wo fcrl fral hyplcnion'7 for Ifial nioitlh knor-kum down speculation thai a general election may bo held in June. The by elections will be held Oct. 16 in Trinity- Conception, a Newfoundland riding won iji 1908 by the Con- and York West, a Toronto riding r.on in J9ii3 by the Liberals. Mr. Trudcyu snid rlurinfi ;i break in a cabinet meeting, if he were thinking of a general election in June, Iw probably would call the byelections caused by hro resignations from Parliament for then, "I have said over the few months that I wasn't think- ing of an election in June, that I was thinking of not having a election now, not announcing it in Ihc immediate future, and this is siiil my position. "I have no intention thLi time of announcing on election for June." Mr. Trudcau was asked why he hadn't called the byclcctious for May. "I could have called it last October if I had wanted to but my opinions nn a general elec- tion were not as clear as they are he replied. MATTKH NOT UKGENT If he bad called the bye-lec- tions for June, the new mem- Iters would hold their seals dvir- ing the summer, when Parlia- ment is in recess anyway, he wt] By bavinc il in Or'nbfr, l[ iJi'.'rc ii no gniprn] clcclion in the fnli, Ihen "ill have l.heir ni embers representing Uiom for the nest session." moments before Hie charge, hid- den in a coffin in the hearse, ex- ploded. The army said there was apparently no body in tho coffin. 11 KAnSK STOLKN The explosion dam aged a dozen shops. The hearse had been stolen several hours ear- lier, the army said, per- sons wore treated for shock. The blast came as 132 guer- rilla suspec.Ls held aboard the prison ship Maidstonc in Belfast harbor held a hunger strike de- manding (he release of all men arrested in Isorthcrn Ireland under the anti-terrorist Special Powers Act. Meanwhile, militant Proles- rants appeared today lo have broken up their alliance wiih Erian Faulkner, former Ulster premier, by publicly disavowing his appeal fnr an end to strikes ar.rl civil TV hockey toni-gltl on. o CTV iieiivork TOnoNTO ten Canadions ivitli only a CBC Lclcvisipn out- let have (o v, ntch Toulouse l.aulrec in Ihc movie N'oulin Rouge loniglit instead o[ I'hil Esposito nr Norm Ullman play- Ing hockey. Tim corpora- lion lias announced il will not carry the National Hockey League at Montreal he- Iveen llic Canadicns and noston Bruins and in Toronto between the. Leafs nnil jNcw York The CTV network will carry the Toronto game. The CHC's decision nol to tel- cciiit Hie games involves ils dis- pute with the Associa- tioa o! Broadcast Employers and Technicians v.tio liavc been nlagin" rotating sliikcs since Jan 21 in an attempt to reach agreement un demands. EDMONTON (CP1 AU-.f- la loday became the fiflh prov- ince to introduce compulsory no-fault automobile insurance. No-fault insurance lias been nvailable on nn optional basis in Alberta since at a cost of S7 v. year. Hut last year the Icgislaturo decided nil motor vehicles should ho insured and have pralic-linR since Into last year was under way. He re- jxx'tctl South Vietnamese troops iroro in blotxly battles. A division r.tKJut nic-n at full No: I r n o p s TTiovtd to v.'iihm throe miles of Tri combat v.hici) is just milc-s from Qunnq Tri City The base, head- cjiKirteis of HIP .Soulh Vietnam- ese rn rl Infantry Division re- iipcnsibJc for DMZ defence, was 600 rounds of rocket and artillery fire. The U.S. 7th Fleet rushed a second guided missile destroyer lo the sector, B-52 bombers were ordered into direct support of tlie South Vietnamese dnd U.S. Air Force tacliral firjhter- Loinbers stepped up their raids. CJpn. Frederick C. Weland, deputy com in a n d c r of U.S. forces in Vietnam. to Da lo confer uilli I'.S. nnd South Vielnamc-ve commanders aliout llir.1 critical situation in Tri province Fighting also broke out only a mile from another provincial capital, Ron turn Cily. It ami Qnang Tri c been mentioned as likely targets in a general North Vietnamese offensive. ONE KSC'APE ROUTE There was no word whether Quang Tri City was under shelling or v.-lielher ils civilian inhabitants had begun lo flee. The only escape route from the about 19 miles south of tlie i.s One, running to the old imperial capital of Hue, 30 miles distant. Totnl South nallics pui ,1' -17 troopc- mid 12'f But. firld rrpnrK indicated govern- TijnnL CFisiiallics v.cre much liichcr. A HAT HUNTER Litlle girls are just os keen as their molhers wlien it comci to fashion and on tba new hots for Eroster. And Brendo Wall of Toronto, is no ex- ception. "Oil I really fiko this T-ays Brendo. "I wish I could buy il for (Cf ilgnnis Trudecws back on ski slopes VAVCOUVKK fCIM Trurlcau arrived here fr'ilday vijLli his wife Margaret amf infant fion Justin for a weekend nf skiing et, nearby MountfiLii. Thry will bp p'ayliifi with Mi's. Ti-udeaii's parents. Mr. and Mrs. J a m c s Sincrlair of Noith V'juicnuvcr, stem of Christ JERUSALEM! f.-VP) More llian Christian some (Mm ing 10-foot wooden crosses, retraced Christ's fin-il slcps lo Calvary through narro-- cf Jerusalem OD Good T-'vi- day. Israeli nutomaHr riflcs ?iood puard on rooftops and in Hie slic-cts. TIic worshippers star tori from tlm firt-t Station of Ihc y auto insurance (hat all should protection. Until now, vehicle owners were not required to buy stan- dard insurance. They wove al- loivcd lo pay 5120 a year into an uninsured vehicles1 fund from which accident claims would iic drawn. In tho licence year just end- THEIR OWN EASTER STOCK Four-year-old Pronce Allison inbhil fmld by in fhc kindergarten room nl Bricc public school in Tcvcnlo. Iho pu- pds of the have iix rabbifi oil iheir Spot, I ho resident rabbit kopt by n Grade 5 clou, and fiva hunnifiA gova birth lo two ago, rxl, of ilie auto- mobiles in 1 li e province were not. inhuivd. As of April 1, all motor ve- hicles must be covered by a policy winch insures to nt least Any person pulling li- cence plates on r.n uninsured car is linblu to a fine of S250 The i ri c a of nrWault in.sur- nnce is Lo that per- injurtfl in ;n c id en Is re- ceive imint-dintr hcnofits, nn matter is lo lilame. Pri- vate insurance companies will collect and sel'.lc claims and the provincial government Mill not sell insurance. British CoJnmbin, Saskatch- ewan, Manitoba and Ontario fllso have no-fault plnns which M'.i-y in admiiiislralion nnd de- tail. The. Alljrrta pl.'in provides SiO lo a wcrk to a maximum 101 for a person unnblo lo Mork lipt' of n traffic nc- culcnl. The roverape extends lo nil PCTMWS in nn .'intomohile or pedestrians injured ij) traf- fic. HcncriLs for bss of limbs or eyesight from to is.ouu. The dcatli henefiL is OOU plus other payments if tiio victim was the principal u-inncr and lind chilriren lo j-up- porl nrc rcniMdcrcn eniplf.-yros in Ihr- plan and ro- ccive s-lfl a for up to 2fi to help pny housc-holJ help. Insurance companies hnd to extend policies automatically today (o include the no fnul't covciTipo. insiiranrr indu- !iy ntikc-rncn ,say mni-l i oiup.itjics iiill not bill for iJic S7 extra charge until policies coma dua for renew A! OroE's ivhcrc Christ was con- demned foi- Today a school stands where !'online had his head- qunrtfi'-. An hnnr T.ilrr thn rrnrhfxl Ihp Cburrh of the Holy Sepulchre, whidi dome lian.s .say is the Aile o( Calvary and Christ's tomb. Arab Scouts G'rl 5couls lined tho route- while lit- lie Arab boys darled among the niarchors, iiawking Holy Eouvenirs and postcards. Bishop Jolin Kildany of Nara- rclh, a Rornnn Calholic, led tlm mile-long procession. Inside the lime-scarred Crii- finder church, Jerusalem 'i Roman Catholic Patriarch Jo- hcnli Hcltrilti recited prayers. Roman Catholic Good Friday ceremonies r.nded at sunset at Ihc Holy Srp'.'k'hre with a burial .si'nic.? by (lie. Franciscan rus' -dinn of the Jloiy Land, Ar- nicr.lo Rnncoi'i. IIUNDllKHS PHAV Oui.-ifle a 11 s, hundreds oT PrcilesUinl uorsliip- at UK? Garden I'osnh. v Isirli somr Protestanl riLjihorihc.-. cuntnvj i.s Seen and heard About town IPSKT (Inn-y Kolin pet- ling ;in extra week's va- cr.; Iv hard way, hy ilie mirmps uliilc on Alan P.ilorsnn, a (.-nice; scientist, i 11 1 r u d u c a talioratory m.jiisi? i.h "my poufl friend" arxl someone rcinnrkijig "f u l h c v.ill call him my good Cyclist killed I-'IIA.VK nifb.irrf ninhil- IDII, of l.nkcs, Alia pro: on sri'ivr-l :.l 3 20 p.m. afler injured in ,nn acricicnt w lien his motor- cycle sLrurk a pnrirfl Ci i--. s. flndford lias nol dmiln) lo ?n in- (juo. Tho accident took place on .-.17 1 Dear FranM. ;