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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Third Section LcllibricJgc, Alberta, Saturday, April 15, 1972 A -weary yearning for peace PaRcs 27 to 32 By MAHY JIOU.ANH London Observer Sorvico BELFAST "We'd like llicm to slop now, but if they do go on we'll stand by them." The speaker was a middle- aged woman in one of the liat- .le-scarreil Catholic enclaves of Belfast and she was talking to me after a tumultuous public meeting to discuss whether or not the Irish Republican Army (IRA) gunmen should call a truce in their campaign of vi- olence. viewpoint, about half- vay between that of the Women had called the meeting to demand peace and the IRA's supporters who were ve- hemently against it, was prob- ably typical of w.orking class Catholics living in the ghettos of Londonderry and iielfast. On the one hand there is a weary yearning for peucejor an end to the cycle of bomb- ings and killings, bringing in their trail the dawn swoops by the British soldiers in search of gunmen. There is a convic lion that the suspension of Northern Ireland's Prolcslnnt- domjnated Parliament is a vic- tory for Ihe. province's Catholic minoritv, and tliat the new Sec- retary fcr Northern Ireland, William Whitelaw. should be "given a chance." Though many Catholics nurse a deep desire to see Northern Ireland united with tho Republic they feel that this is not the time (o press for it. But they feel that tho Protes- tants have been shocked and frightened by Ihe loss of their 1'sriiament 'and flint there is still a danger that they could react violently to the now situation with attacks on Cath- olics. On the other hand, to imag- ine that the Catholics in Belfast j anil Londonderry will "drive out the as some observ- ers have speculated, is to mis- understand the place they hold in these areas. In snch small, tight communities everyb o d y knows them. They are sons, brothers, fathers. They sing in pubs before they go out at night to man barricades. They lanco at weddings. For a stran- ger it is urn-eat to (hive through the Bog s i d n area of Perry in broad daylight and to tie stopped at bm'nl-uut show their disapproval of smts and brothers by informing on them lo the security forces, or by "driving them out." They barricades by yuung boys with still hate and fear the British rifles pointed skywards. Hut to troops, and this is a si'.ualion which still exists, despite Itrit- j ish Prime Minister Kd w r d the people who live there this is now part of daily life. "I remember the first time Heath's peace initiative, and I saw a couple of hovs with i which time alone can change. rifles in Rossville Street f was I 's m this context hat the terrified. Now it seems quite condemnation of calls for a woman told me. from moderate Catho ic And from a nine-year old: and prelates must bo gunmen alwav.s through jscen. They seem our school reasonable lo anyone, who lives To many Catholics the IRA outside Belfast's Hallvnuirphy arc neither terrorists nor thugs. estate or (lie Hogside but with- Thev are "our lads'' v; h o! in these enclaves they often smashed Stormont. Often they cause a surge of defensive rc- mav disapprove strongly of scntment. In Decry last Sunday I talked !o a public servant of some standing, a man who. as far as I know, has never taken part in a protest march let alone anything more violent. UH Ida what they do when an inno- cent woman gets killed in cross- fire or some hideous explosion results in terrible wounding of innocent people. Cut even here there is often a determination to excuse such incidents to the outsider, to ex- plain them as mistakes. Cer- tainly, though Catholics may be loud in disapproval within the In imply thai Catholics were tailing over themselves to re- ject Ihe IRA. So it seems unlikely that the community will drive out the gunmen But the reverse of Ibis coin is that the gunmen themselves are as much part of the community as vice versa. Tiny know very well the opin- ioiis of their families and their friends. The Provisional IK.V.s Itirh Command in Dublin may ur.L'e a pin-miL nf the campaign of violent f< on the grounds that "we SU'i'mont out of i existence, now let's bomb Eng1 I land cut of Ireland." tho men on the ground know better, (hat the cnrient feeling in tho Catholic is quite against it at the moment. What- ever the orders from Dublin, it jis clear that there is a let-up in the campaign. Bomb attacks lie was walking In the Provi-1 go on. but their number has certainly diminished, at least against civilian Targets. British soldiers are still considered fair game, Imwever, and it will be a long time before this at- titude changes. sional IRA's Easier parade. Why? Because he resented the British Broadcasting Corpora- lion's (BBC) reporting of peace lomnnmity they are unlikely to! moves in Belfast which seemed IOVE, SWEET LOVE Rusty, the 16-mpntri-old orong-ulong of the Calgary Zoo has become more than just fond of keeper George Halliday. Bui Rusty will soon havs 1o adjust to new surroundings os he ij being shipped to Birmingham Zoo In Ala- bama. Orang-utangs ore considered an endangered species. Three-day work week io far, they love it 13V JEFF B. CAimUTHERS 'Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Five paramedi- cal workers at the Ottawa Gen- eral Hospital are trying a three-day work w-eek. So far, Ihey seem lo love it. The only catch is that they work a hour day. But after the first week in February, even that wasn't as bad as most had expected, ac- cording to Raymod Wolfe, head of the group of w a v e at the hospital. The extra leisure time seems to more than make up for it. The longer hours and a new split shift system allow- better use of the three brain wave measuring machines in the unit. And it is in other areas where HOLLYWOOD (R e u t e r) Paillette Goddard, the actress Charlie Chaplin propelled to stardom and secretly married, has come out of retirement to promote the posthumously-pub- lished novel of her last husband, Erich Maria Remarque. But she is not averse to pul- ling in a good word for Charlie, too. "He was the most charming human being one could ever says Miss Goddard, now GO, but in appearance barely aged from the waif who wan- dered the streets with a large basket on her arm in ttie movie Modern Times, "It all came back to me when I saw a revival of Modern Times a while kind- ness in his face, the sweetness and genllencss and Ihe love with which every done." Miss Goddard, dividing her lime New says. "They could not cope with its talenl." The vivacious actress, back in Hollywood to make a guest ap- pearance in a television film, claims she has fitted a number of full-lime lives into her GO years. "I have lived in so many she says. One of those worlds was Hol- lywood in its golden age, the late thirties and the forties, when Miss Goddard was a big- name star. "It was hohemia in great- est she says. "All the most interesting and all the most beautiful people lived here. I think everyone woulr have liked it. How' could they help it. It was marvellous." Her marriage to Remarque, author of the anti-war classic. All Quiet on ttic Western Front carrier her into another intense and exciting world. Remarque, a German anti Nazi, look refuge in the United States at Ihe outbreak of Ihe Second World War. efficient use. of expensive equip- ment is important that the three-day work week shows most promise. The new working arrange- ment is also more convenient for patients. The EEG clinic is now open six days a week, from a.m. to 9 p.m., for a total of hours a week. This allows many patients to i come in for testing after work, ng hours. The old hours were 8 a.m. to 4 p m., live days or 37'2 hours a reek. The experiment has been such success that other groups of laramedical workers at the hos- nlal are considering trying the lew working hours on for size, Mr. Wolfe said. Two of the five-man EEG staff work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on Ihe 13V-. hour one hour for meals. Two others work Wednesday Thursday and Friday. The fifth awasKjnto sprinatime be t wee n S witzcrl a nd and York since Remarque's death in 1970, was appointed to a New York committee to wel- His last novel. Shadows come Chaplin back in April Paradise, a afler nearly 20 years in exile. 1 ptiical work, describes the cxpe- Chaplin sailed to Europe in ricnccs of a German anti-Nazi 1 February, will lie evaluated (Ins 19.V2 vowing never to return j exile gradually slipping into a summer and fail. works a regular five day shift. The shifts are rotated, to give each staff member one six-day two four-day week- ends and one two-day weekend each month. Ttie longer working hours could not be applied to some other occupations, Mr. Wolfe said. "A typist would he dead after such a long shift" One staffer whose wife works likes the system because it leaves more time for shopping and cleaning the house. Chores aren't inevitably left, for the weekend. iMr. Wolfe used his extra time this winter to build a libran "I find I can get more done around the house this way." lie hopes lo go camping more often [his summer. The experiment, started world of comfort and happiness The hosoital wants to dcter- Ihe United States, but period-1 mine the psychological and so- after a vituperative debate about his morals and polilies. ......_ "I think so many people were jie.-.liy recalling the horrors of cial effects as well as changes jealous of Miss Goddard the Nazi days. in work efficiency. Tho EKG technicians have just rejected a two-week (rial of a six-day work schedule for Ihe clinic. "We were spread (oo Mr, Wolfe said. "If we could use. (wo I PCI machines Ibis way for seven days a week, we wouldn't have had to purchase recently a third he said. The [atesl ma- chine cost lie got the idea from an arti- cle in a hospital journal last summer about a similar experi- ment in the intensive care ward of the Winnipeg Genera! Hospi- tal. "I fell it could be a solution for since we never seemed lo have enough equipment. Each ERG test lakes one or two hours. "I didn't propose it at the time because I thought it xvas too drastic. We've all heard of four-day weeks, hut a three-day week is somelhing else." In January, an informal dis- cussion with a hospital adminis- trator led to the launching of the experiment. QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD 8 IB. (NORMAL GARMENTS) PRE-SPOTTED AND AFTER-SPOTTED BY OUR ATTENDANT FAST SERVICE -USUAUY IVi HOURS -NO NEED TO WAIT -LEAVE YOUR LOAD WITH US -WE'LL DO IT fOR YOU AND HANG IT UP -CAll BACK LATER INDIVIDUALITY YOUR LOAD IS DONE IN ITS OWN DRY CLEANER Parkside Coin-Op Laundry Dry Clean Ltd. 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