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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TutwJay, April.9, 1974 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD-25 In next few days, Ulster strife will reach grisly milestone BELFAST (AP) The war between Protestant and Roman Catholic in Northern Ireland is about to turn a person into a milestone statistic The official death toll after 4Vz years is 989. The victim may be claimed in a matter of days. The chances are the victim will be innocent of any involvement with the bloody feuds. Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was among the first to die He was hit by a, stray police bullet that pierced the wall of his bedroom in Belfast in August, 1969. It might be a woman out shopping. It happened to Elizabeth McGregor, 76, a widow who walked into the line of fire just as British soldiers opened up on a terrorist gunman. ESCAPES DEATH Or perhaps a politician. John Taylor, then home affairs minister, was shot six times in the face, back and body and survived. But Senators John Barnhill and Paddy Wilson did not Barnhill, a Protestant, was shot ,by Irish Republican Army terrorists who burned his home with his body in it. Wilson, a Catholic, was knifed by anti-republicans before the eyes of a girl friend who also was killed. The name on the death roll may be the victim of a macabre mistake. That happened to Joseph Patrick Cunningham, 37, a Protestant with a Roman Catholic name who was shot dead in his home last June by a Protestant assassination squad. With more British troops arriving to step up security, the victim may be a soldier. Now the total stands at 212 soldiers killed. CIVIL RIGHTS ORIGIN The bout started with a civil rights campaign designed to redress what Catholics say were the wrongs they suffered at the hands of Protestant majority since Ireland was partitioned after the First World War. Within a year the civil rights campaign of 1968 erupted into riot and prompted the resurgence of the outlawed Irish Republican Army (IRA) which is split into rightist and leftist factions. The rightist nationalist Provisional IRA, fighting to detach Northern Ireland from Britain, is blamed by the British for 70 per cent of the bombing which has wrecked the centres of Belfast, Londonderry and dozens of smaller towns. The IRA's rebirth produced counterterrorism from the Protestant side, where a parallel split between left and right is emerging in the Ulster Defence Association OTHER GROUPS ACTIVE Alongside the UDA stand a variety of shadowy groups, among them the Ulster Freedom Fighters, self-confessed perpetrators of a series of assassinations Nobody knows exactly how many of the 686 "civilians" listed among the dead were in fact members of the IRA and other groups An educated guess is around 200. At least 50 IRA members, among them an 18-year-old girl, have blown themselves to pieces while making or planting bombs. How long will it last? The IRA says it will fight on until Britain sets a date for withdrawal and offers conditions which would in effect put the one million Protestants in a minority situation inside an overwhelmingly Catholic united Irish republic The UDA, claiming more than men under paramilitary discipline, is debating whether to seek a truce with the IRA or choose an all-out civil war. AVAILABLE FOR EASTER ASSORTED POTTED PLANTS. FRESH CUT FLOWERS PRICES EFFECTIVE WEEK ENDING APRIL 13th 1974 WE REVERSE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES Me Call's COOKBOOK COLLECTION VOLUME 7and8 ON SALE NOW! START YOUR COLLECTION NOW! FIVE ROSES FLOUR Bonus Pack 22 LB. BAG NET WT. SMEDLEY WHOLE CARROTS 14 fl. oz. net. wt. 3 89 Government Inspected "Superior" or "Gainers" SMOKED HAMS Fully cooked Whole Ib. GOVT INSPECTED, FRESH NEVER FROZEN CANADA GRADE "A" FRESH YOUNG TURKEYS Broilers under 10 Ibs. GOV'T INSPECTED, CANADA GRADE "A" BEEF SIRLOIN STEAKS 1 TRIMMED RIGHT LB. 75 GOVT INSPECTED, "BURNS" SLICED SIDE BACON POUND BULK PACK PKG. i 45 GOVT INSPECTED, "BURNS" PURE PORK SAUSAGE MEAT MAKES DELICIOUS TURKEY DRESSING ONE POUND PACKAGE 79 OCEAN SPRAY WHOLE JELLY CRANBERRY SAUCE 14fl.oz. tins 5 LB. BAG NETWT. MiLKO SKIM MILK POWDER E.D. SMITH'S PIE FILLING LBLUEBERRY, CHERRY Alta Sweet HONEY CREAMED 2 LB. PKG. NET WT. CLOVER LEAF FLAKED TUNA NETWT E.D. SMITH'S ASSORTED JAMS 90Z. JAR NETWT. 3-1.00 Loblaws Alpine Soft Drinks Cola, Orange, Lemon, Ginger Ale Plus Deposit 28 fl. oz. GOVT INSPECTED, "BURNS" SKINLESS WIENERS ONE POUND PACKAGE REGULAR OR ALL BEEF, 77 GOVT INSPECTED, "BURNS" AN EASTER TREAT KOLBASA 1.2ft SALADA 120 BAG PKG BAGS JOLLY MILLER GRAPE A (W KCRYSTAIS f PINK LEMONADE, WW f SINGLE CHEESE 1602PKG QQc SLICES J J LOWNEY'S MARSHMALLOWSO'OQC 11 OZ. PKG. 0 R Florida Frozen ORANGE 12fl OQ JUICE oztin "a L YORK VFISH'N CHIPS one 240Z.PKG. KMV NETWT. UU GILLETTE-fc-% DIPUT POWDERED DQO A niUnl UNSCENTED Ow GUARD6 oz TIN NET 0 Sweet Eating Fresh Canada No. 1 Grade Crispy and Crunchy California Canada No. 1 ;