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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridae Herald VOL. LXVI No. Ill LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1973 PRICE: 15 CENTS SIX SECTIONS 80 PAGES RICK ERVIN photo Better than an Easter egg Having two fluffy little bunny rabbits is like getting a chocolate factory for Christmas. Brian Seiller of Kipp seems more than content to about marshmallow cottontails and olote easfer eggs and concentrate on which bunny he should pet first. Pilgrims observe Easter IRA promises another truce BELFAST CAP) The Irish Republican Army says it will begin a week's ceasefire Monday in two Roman Catholic districts of Londonderry but vowed to in- tensify its war against the British in the rest of Northern Ireland, particularly in Belfast. The truce is to cover the Bogside and Creggan districts of Ulster's second largest city, a communique from the IRA's Londonderry Brigade said Friday. Tha statement said, however, that fighting would resume if "the British carry out their normal arrest and harass- ment policy on the people.'' The truce, the first called by IRA ProvisFonals since a short-lived ceasefire last summer, was at the request of community leaders who plaa a week-long festival. The Londonderry ceasefire announcement came hours after the IRA Provisional command in Dublin renewed its pledge to continue its fight for Ulster's unification with the Irish Republic. "Almost 100 volunteers have died in action and almost I .GOO arc in prisons, but the struggle wiil go their communique said. "There can be no gen- uine peace without acknowledgement from Britain of Ireland's right to freedom and sovereignly.'5 JERUSALEM (AP) pilgrims braved chilling winds to walk through the narrow al- leyways of Jerusalem today and attend Holy Saturday rites at the Crusader Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Msgr. Giacomo Giuseppe Bel- tritti, the Roman Catholic patri- arch of Jerusalem, led the high mass as faithful from through- out the world filed through the church's huge wooden doors, knelt at the site of Jesus' agony on Calvary and continued on to pray at the tomb. Meanwhile, Jewish pilgrims filed through the Holy City as' well and gathered at the Wail- ing Wall to celebrate the fifth day of Passover. Heavy security remained in effect throughout the city. The government fears Arab sabo- tage during the Easter holidays and afterward during Israel's 25th anniversary celebrations. Hundreds of ether Christian pilgrims, mainly from Greece and Cyprus, also began to ar- rive in the holy city to celebrate Eastern Orthodox Easter, which begins as the first celebrations end Sunday. POPE CARRIES CROSS In Rome Friday night, Pope Paul walked through the city's ancient pagan ruins in a Way of the Cross procession re-enacting Christ's last steps before the crucifixion. Afterward, the 75-year-old pontiff called on Christians to renounce abortion, crime, the arms race and other "outrages committed against the life and dignity of man. "Modern man has been re- fined by all the progress of civ- ilization, but he is still short- sighted in knowing how to use it wisely." A sprinkle of snow fell in Rome today, to the amazement of Romans and of tourists who came by tens of thousands to the usually sun-baked city at Easter. There seemed to be no one who could remember snow flakes in Rome in ApriL Man hangs tied to cross to dramatize Good Friday Seen and heard About town CTAN MAXWELL accept- ing phone calls only dur- ing conunercials of Stanley Cup hockey games, I have a chance to get my seat back." Swimming coach Bob Emerson saying he doesn't like to make a big splash about the taler.ts of any of his swimmers. ANDOVER, Ohio (AP) 25-year-old mailman who hung tied to a cross for four hours Friday until sheriffs deputies forced him down says he plans to be back on his cross next year. Ronald Bowser said he in- tended to dramatize Good Fri- day in the minds of people who saw him. Sheriffs deputies, who said they received complaints he was creating a nuisance and blocking traffic, threatered to put him in a mental hospital or jail unless he came down, he said. "I've complied even though I don't know if you can stop people from practising their re- ligion this way on their own he said. But next year he'll be back, "probably with a lawyer." Bowser's parents and other Andover residents said they were outraged that the officers forced Bowser from the cross. They said they felt it was a sin- cere religious gesture. BfELECTlON FEVER The battle has already begun EDMONTON 'CP> What brings a party leader fronj Ixinbridgc and a party leader from Edmonton to a middle class district of Calgary? And why have they been joined by a party president, two aldermen, a lawyer, two oil company employees, a school board employee and two eolJege instructors? It oowM only be a byeJection. All anyone knows is Jhal a provincial bj-clecJion will be held in the Calgary Foothills riding sometime within the fhe jnonll-K but already First In 1hr haUlc front Werner Schmidt. Social Credit party leader, and Bob Russell, Liberal partv leader. Then came Nancy Enc. Alberta pres- of the New Democratic Party, followed by eigM Pro- gressive Conservatives. Fnr In? first three parties, a xicJor- von1'! be Irnrtmdoiis in its effect. Mr, Schmidt is a party leader without a seal in the legislature. Mr. Russell is a party leader whoa; parly has no seals in Ox legislature. And a win by Mrs. Eng would double the number of NDP seals in toe tegislcture. The Progressive Conserva- tives wuraW certainly be happy to win but it would scarcely be vital for them. They already hold 48 of the 75 seats in the legislature while Social Credit has 24 and the NDP one. There is onu inde- pendent and one vacancy Ox- ineason for the byclrrtiwi. Tb? byelec'iion results from Wie death Feb. 25 of phones Minister LCD Wcrry in a traffic accident. He had reiv resented the Calcary Foothills area in the legislature 1967 although the ridins by that name was formed only in re- distribution before the JS71 Urnvincial election. The fort- WJfc urea atoavs voted ly in favor of Mr. Werry. It's a modem district hous- ing people from the University of Calgary as well as plenty of oil company executives and other businessmen. "The odds are slacked against said Mr. Schmidt, Socred party leader only since Feb. 3 when he succeeded Harry Stroni Sources in the Socred caucus 5n the legislature which Mr. Schmidt has to watch from the gallery said they felt their leader should run because the bycledion would be She best Spsl of MS long-run (o Qiioen Elisabeth spent her 471 h birthday quietly with her family at fn tv. cracked out In Hyde Park, the Royal Horse Artillery fired 41 guns; at the Tower of London, the Honorable Artillery Com- pany fired 62 rounds. One of the first to the monarch happy birthday was Australian Prime Minister Gough WJiitlam. He and his wife. in Britain on a vis.il which lasts until Wednesday, spent the eight at Windsor. NATURAL GAS GEYSERS THREATEN VILLAGE WELLIAMSBURG, Mich, (AP) Gas experts say a single cigarette could set off a fire that might destroy this vil- lage where water and explosive natural gas continues to spew from mysterious geyser-like mudholes. "If we stay as lucky as we've been, and we've been damned' lucky, we won't blow anybody said Donald Bateman, a gas safety engineer with the Michigan Public Safety Com- mission. Strict no-smoking rules were enforced by police around Wil- liamsburg today. The local rail- way has stopped running for fear of a spark from its locomo- tives and an area around the village's town hall, built in 1889, has been blocked off. The geysers, believed caused by underground gas pressure, have created numerous huge craters, including one that washed away part of o state highway, the village's main link with the outside world. Waterton campsite loan identified The sixth Lethbridge area Al- berta Opportunity Company loan described last week in the legislature has been identified. E. J. Ecklund of Calgary told The Herald the Alberta Oppor- tunity Comnany has approved a loan for his family to develoi) a 150-site camp- ground near Waterton Park. Called the Waterton Home- stead Campgrounds, serviced trailer and tent sites will be to the public this year, Mr. Ecklund said in a tele- phone interview Thursday. It is located at the north end of the national park on tiie Waterton Pincher Creek high- wav, he said. Mr. Ecklund said he tried several times before his appli- cation was approved. Two of the six loans have gone to Lethbridge men. Restaurant owner Sven Ericksen's application for to go towards a motor hotel restaurant addition to Sven Ericksen's Family Res- taurant on Mayor Magrath Drive has been approved, and Art Batty, developer of the Hol- iday Inn-Holiday Milage com- plex on Mayor Magrath Drive received approval for a loan. The other three recipients are Taber real estate man Nor- man Long, towards a proposed hotel motel complex in Taber; Barry Finance Co. Ltd. of Calgary, for a motel development at Clares- holm; and Castle Mountain Re- sort Ltd., for faculties at West Castle Ski Resort, 15 miles southwest of Pincher Creek. UTTER NONSENSE Meanwhile in Edmonton, the executive director of the Alber- ta Housing Corporation told The Herald that Socred house lead- er James Henderson's accusa- tions that Fred Weatberup, a Lethbridge automobile dealer, received political" patronage in connection with the Alberta Op- portunity Compsny loans were "utter nonsense." Jim Landsky said the Loug- heed administration is "ex- tremely to charges of patronage and would not have permitted such a thing. Mr. Weatherup, an AHC di- rector. Thursday filed a law suit against Mr. Henderson claiming the Socred house lead- er "falsely and maliciously" in- sinuated Weatherup had received an Alberta Opportu- nity Company loan. Mr. Landsky said all direc- tors of the AHC are required to disclose to the corporation all of their property holdings. This regulation was set down by corporation chairman Dave Russell who is also Alberta municipal affairs minister at the first meeting of the cor- poration board of the directors following Mr. Russell's appoint- ment as chairman. [LS. prods Hanoi to observe rules WASHINGTON (AP) Sharp prods pJus a promise of a posi- tive United. States response are the Nixon administration's lat- est efforts for obtaining Hanoi's compliance with the Paris ceasefire agreement. In related developments, two air force pilots reported missing on a mission over Cam- bodia and Pentagon sources say