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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BO THE 1EIHBR1DGE HERAID Thursday, April 13, 1972 strike- left legacy of hate K. .1. ANDKKSON I'anailKm Writer In Hie; the issues seemed simple-demands iur higher wanes to cnldi up the cost of lluj rifihl lo collcclive Iti NIC end. after 41 days, the belc.iiiucL-ed IMnhlish- nK'tit labelled it ;i Bolshevik plot lo lake over llio country and tlieu1 blood-lolling tlutl leu ;i legacy of hatred nmt bilk-nii'ss- AL 11 0'cluek llial sunny morninii of May, 15. workorii poured Irotu faclory, shop mid oliicc in a sponta- neous of sym- pathy for Uio men in tlic building uncl inelal tn.dcs who a forlniplil earlier dared to strike in prulost of a 10- liour working dny and low li the ilic Win- nipeg general strike. l.'nlil three days ayo, when more than IMXI.COU employees MI Ibo Quebec pvernniem service walked out, it was (be- p-eatcsL mass c om TIUI :iity walkout Norlh America had ever seen. litre since bavc been many .strikes involving more lens of thousatuls of members of a union have struck an industry llioy bas-e been iudividiuil industrial strikes. The issues also arc simple initially in Quebec-demands for a minimum salary of SLfJrt a week, job sc-urity, equal pay for equal work. The demands arc miule Within I r a in c o r k of collective bargaining agree- ment.'; gained, in no -small measure, as an aftermath of labor's protest in in 1919, though labor lost that battle. In Winnipeg was piira- lyscd, a country's leaders ter- rified. UNIONS WEAK Labor unions were in I heir inianc'V, uilboul stre.nctn. and in Winnipeg a move was afoot lo all iulo oiu1 big union instead of small crafls groups, When the building mid metal trades workers went on slrikc, the Trades and Labor Council took over and called lor a gcnerul strike. 'I'lte response was sponta- neous and widespread Within hours of the first general walkout, .'In.OOO organ- and iniorganiv.cd workers in a city of about popu- lation out. Streelcars and bm'dmy ele- vators stopped, telegraph and telephone SIM vires went dead, many rcslaurants and stores closed, the city's three news- papers slopped publishing for a lime, gasoline became scarce. I'or days, Ihcre were no Ijvoad or mUk deliv- eries. Winnipeg w.is a divided city, the strikers and sympa- thizers on one side, the Estab- lishment and its supporters, led Iiy the Citizens Committee of One Thousand composed of business Icadeis and profes- sional men, on vV.e other. Many employers branded the strike leaders Bolsheviks and Icrnwd the a rcvo- lulionnry weapon of the Otic Hitf ['moil, Ih-n being organ- ized. On Jmiii G, I1 a r 1 i a m e [i I amended the Immifjralion Acl Lo permit, deportation without trial or anyoiH', naturalized or not. lo the land of his hirlh. VOUCH rnua) The police force voled syin- pat liy for the- strikers and, thoin-h hihor leaders pi-r- smuled it to remain on duly, it u.is fired in a body, includim; the chief constable, by city council, It was replaced by a "special of civilians armed wilb cluhs mid base- bidl hats. The strike ended on Bloody Saturday, June 25. A crowd of demonstrators in Market Square, defying or- ders not to mass in large numbers, overlnrned a street- car and Mil it rtfirc. lUounled police charged, first with baseball bats, llicn with re- volvers. TviO men were killed and about icn injured. Labor I'l'.oilulMul Ten days before, the federal ftovernmont arrested eight prominent strike leaders, all with Anylo-Paxon names, atxl four obscure witii n'ien mines. four "al- iens" were denoried. The were held. Subsequently, 10 men were In'ougtLl lo Irial on charges of sedition. Their fate1 It. II. Iliisscll rcc'icvcd n two-year term. Me later be- came prominent in the labor movement. A Winnipeg sehDol is alter him. .Inlni Qm'i'n rcceivec] one year. He was elected to the legislature in prison and later served five terms as mayor of Winnipeg. William Kens received one year. lie also was elecled lo the legislature. K. J. Johns received oiie ye.ii'. He became director of technical education for Mani- toba. .A. Pritehiinl received one year. UP became mayor of Hurnaby. B.C. It. llray received six months, lie became an ORU in British Columbia. A. A. lli-iips was acquilled. He became a member of Par- luimcril. .1. S. charCe stayed. He became an HIP and helped found the Co-oper- ative Commonwealth Fcdcra- lion, fore-runner of the New Party. Viol wauls to slarl rovolls Viet Cong troops storm into ca i CAP) The Viet C'oiig ordered its under- ground cadres ayenls loday lo si art "jieople's revolts and general uprising.s" in Koutli Vi- et namc.se cities, towns and vil- Bt-'S- A "combat order" broadcast by the Viet Conji's liberation Radio said Communist viclories on the balllcfronts had created an atmosphere conducive lo ci- vilian rebellion and military re- volts and defections. Cadres were told to infillyatc; Koulh Vielnatne.se civilian de- fence forces and bring about unit revolls ayainst the govern me nl. (1IKAFFK PEN'TICTOX, B.C. (CP) The fir.si jui'affc ever burn in Brilish Columbia a 120- jiuimd male was born at the Okanapnn fi.-ime farm near icre. It is only (he second to lie born in captivity in Canada. Kroin HKUTKK-Al' i SA1CON (CP) North Viel- naint'sc the provincial capital of An Loc loday look control of at least halt the town. Spearheaded by captured South Vietnamese tanks, the Norlh Vietnamese foupht hitler street halites with (lie defenders only fiO miles north of The Soulh Vietnamese sent onl an urgent appeal for reinforce- ments and one mililary source in Saifion said "the outlook there is very A Son Hi Vietnamese military spokesman said that as many as :to (racked vehicles bad been de- stroyed or damaged in the fierce street Mulil'mii. lie did nol sav bow many were on each side. Official reports reaching Sai- EJO said the northern half (if An Loc was in North Vietnamese hands and tanks had taken over the airfield. IL was the first time llic Nortl Vietnamese succeeded in entcr- An Loc in their offensive, now iti its 15lh day. TANKS DKSTJIOYKD The commander of the mili- lary region surrounding Saigon, said at leasl 10 lanks had been doslroycd inside the (own and that 200 Norlh Vietnamese had been killed in tlic first few hours of heavy lighting. An Loc was stormed by one NT o r t h Vietnamese battalion spearheaded by an armored col- uuiii of caplurcd Soulh Vietnam- ese tsnks and Ircop carriers at dawn lodny. Elsewhere in the war, the North Viclnamese shelled four U.S. bases along the central and northern coast and the coastal city of Qui "Nhon, 275 miles northeast of Saigon. A rocket altack on the Da Nang air base killed South Vietnamese civil- ians, wounded 11 American icrvicenicn and 2.1 Soulh Vict- lamcse civilians, destroyed an American plane and damaged nine U.S. and South Vietnamese aircraft. HE'S RUNNING F O U PRESIDENT Ilichard 11. Kay, Ihe third-parly candi- date for president, says lie believes In miracles anil he IjDlirrcs a miracle could make him president nl the Uiiilcil SinLrs: Kay discussed bis candidacy during Wash- ington interview. Big board for Albcrla at Vancouver VANCOUVER (CP) Thom- as Dohm, president of the Van- couver Stock Exchange, said Wednesday he hopes to have the VSE recognized in Alberta as (he slock exchange for that j province. j The Vancouver exchange now I processes the Calgary stock ex- change Irading in Us computer i and publishes the Calgary quo- k tations in its daily bulletin. i The Calgary exchange cur- rently trades about shares In 20 issues a clay. Mr. Dohm said in an inter- view he had recently discussed the matter uilh Harry Rose, chairman of Hie Alberta Secu- rities Commission, and that Mr. Rose said he favored the Idea. Fewer pupils PICTURE BUTTE (ilXS) The annual rail-payers' meet- ing o[ the Picture Rulte Roman Catholic Separale School Dis- trict No. 79 was held recently with about W people in atten- dance. Chairman Wojtowici reported the school district had a surplus for and an overall surplus of A note concern was voiced by Mr. that enrol- ment in Grade I was much low- er and will continue to he low for the next several years. Meet April 17 TARER (UN'S) The annual meeting of the Tater Pioneer Club will lake place Monday, April 17, The meeting. tr> he held In the While Room of the Tabcr Community Centre, will receive reports and elect officers for the coming year. A discussion will also he held on the club's constitution and bylaws, says president Kinniburgh, MORE TRAVKL The number of Brilons tak- ing vacations outside the conn- try rose lo 7.25 million in 1971 from million in Lapstrake boat: escapes into the wilds on your eartop. Never needs painting. Slores in your basement. Tbe saving: Greal! Because il's olurninunij iVis 12-foot boal is prac- lically maintenance painling, no patch- ing, no scraping. So iighlweighf (only 115-lb.) you can put ft on and off your tartop wilh al- most no effort at all. Lapsfraked hull gives fhis boal exlra slahilily even in rough waler. Foam flotation adds even more safely. Raled to take a 12.5 h.p. outboard. Reg. .11' Aluminum Ctirtop Boat 209.98 600-Jb. T-IJar Boat Trailer For boats up to 12-ft. long. 650-lh. A-I'Yame IJotsl Trailci1 ong. aO'Mb. A-l'Yame Uoal. Traile For up to 15-ff. long. See the Giant Oiildoor Living .Exhibit in Centre Village Mall this week. 3.5-IT.P. Oulboard Single cylinder, 2-cycle coolnd molor. Pivots degrees for reverse drive. Guar- antecfj for 2 yeori, Conies complclc 2- quarl inlegrol gas lunk. Deluxe Oulhoai'd Deluxe air cooled engine single cylin- der, and nL-ulraJ geors, 260 degree pivol for reverse, Guti ran Iced 2 yeni-s. 40-lbs. SAVE Reg. Williams Oulhoard Molor 5 d.p. molor his buHl-fn qualily. The en- rjine is fully oncfoied by a removable high impacl slrnnglh ploslic shroud. 360 degree oivcl for rev or so. Weighs only 40 Ibs. Reg. 159 Life Jacket Knpok enclosed fn viny! and rol proof covering, Reversible. O QO Children lo 50 His........... JO Children to 90 Ibs............. 4.98 Adulls (thejl 34" lo 5.98 All Purpose Vest Ideal for Sailors, Fishermen, hunlcts and water skiers. Foam -filled scaled in vinyl inserls. Very comforlable lo Oft wear. Sizes S-M-l........... O QUALITY COSTS TSTO AT SIMI'SOIVS-SKAHS STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. lo p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telephone 328-9231 ;