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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Pope Paul appeals for peace in Northern Ireland By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Christian world cele- brated Sunday with re- ligous sen-ices, prayers for peace and holidaying. Pope Paul appealed in his an- nual Easter message for peace in the Middle East, Indochina and especially Northern Ire- land, offering prayers for world leaders working to end strife and injustice. Celebrating an open air mass before in St. Peter's Square in RomR, he said the conflict in Ulster, "conlrary to the aspirations and will of 1hc majority of the people them- selves, is an affront not'only to humanity but to the Christian name.'' Northern Ireland's Roman Catholics took part in more than 30 marches to mark the 1916 Easter rising in Dublin (hat led to Irish independence. No disturbances were reported at any of ths parades, but gun- msn shot at in Belfast, initiring a bystander. There also was no violence in Jerusalem as thousands at tended services that began at sunri.se. The Roman Catholic Patri- arch of Jerusalem, Msgr. G. C. Bcllritti, led a procession through the narrow streets of the old walled city to tha Church of the Holy Sepulchre and celebrated a high mass be- fore hundreds of worshipers. The church is on the tradi- tional site of Christ's crucifixion and entombment. But manv be- lieve the tomb was at the site of the Protestants' Garden Tomb outside the city walls, and hun- dreds attended services there. In Lebanon, 150 Americans who walked the 24 miles from their homes in Beirut to Sidon to show support for Palestinian refugees attended a special service in the ruins of a (300 year-old fortress built during the Crusades. As Holy Week ended for the Roman Catholics and Protes- tants, Eastern Orthodox Chris- tians in Istanbul began their Holy Week in preparation for their Easter next Sunday. In New York, an estimated holiday strollers joined the traditional Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but it wasn't really a parade at all. "No bands, no flags, no floats, just an stroll that people take after a po- lice official explained. HONOR HIVING Brooklyn's Coney Island paid tribute to the men who wrote the song Easter Parade by changing the name Kensington Walk to In-ing Berlin Walk. In Terrasini, Sicily, hundreds of single men held their tradi- tional bachelors' feast. After- wards they carried a decorated citron tree, symbolizing their willingness to accept the sweet and sour of married life, to the homes of single women and al- ternated in lifting the tree to show their strength. Berlin experienced the great- est flow of traffic into and arour.d the city since the Sec- ond World War because of the relaxed travel restrictions be- tween East and West Germany. The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 112 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, APRIL 23, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 24 PAGES RICK ERVIN photo Lalonde: NDP not consulted on proposals OTTAWA (CP) Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde has denied there were consultations with the New Democratic Party on social security proposals the government announced last week. The minister said on the CTV program Question Period on Sunday there had been conversations with members of the House of Commons "but there has been no previous consultation with the NDP at this time in this He said the social security proposals had been worked out with department officials, the cabinet and provincial ministers of welfare. The blueprint proposed by the government calls for major family allowance increases, a limited guaranteed annual income and higher Canada Pension Plan benefits. Mr. Lalonde said the government had brought forward the increases in family allowances because the country can "economically support the universal family allowances that we're putting forward." ECONOMY GROWING He said the government's Family Income Security Plan introduced but never passed, involved high costs during a time when tax reformation and changes in the Unemployment Insurance Act also re- quired high expenditures. "Now unemployment insurance has been put intOx effect and the economy has been growing very fast the last two years and we believe that it is possible now economically to support the universal family allowances of the order we're putting forward." Mr. Lalonde said that increased family allowances up to S20 a child from the present average level of S7.21 would help fight poverty and "bring money to the middle claj? families who also need it and who hsve had it in the neck pretty substantially over the last few years.'' METHOD SIMPLER He said high income families would not benefit greatly by the increase because the allowances will be taxable ar.d they would be paying a higher parentage of the allowance back to the government in taxes. He said this method of recovering the money through taxes was "much simpler" than requiring families Jo declare their income and then leave it to the government to work out how much the famfly allowance should be. Inside ...V.V.J I'm creating a new post v.-iihin ibe party Official Scapegoat.' Classified 18-21. 24 Comics C District........ 3 FairUy......16-17 Ixx-aJ New? 13-H Markets n Sports S 30 Theatres 7 TV............7 LOW TONIGHT 30. HIGH TUESDAY 50: CS.Ol.nY Sign ignored This sign near the Gait Museum appears to have been ignored if the heaps of building materials and dirt "in the coulee are any indication. On the other side of the coulee is Marshall Auto Wreckers and tumbling into the coulee are some derelict cars. Bernadette Devlin weds in surprise ceremony BELFAST (Reuter) Ber- nadette Devlin, ths most flam- boyant woman in Irish politics, was married in a surprise cere- mony today. The wedding was at the Northern Ireland town of Cooks- town, where she lives. The bridegroom is Michael McAlaskey. Tha 26-year-old is one of the best known champions of the Irish republican cause. When she became a Member of Parliament in 1969 she was the youngest woman ever to en- ter the House of Commons. Since then she has created lively scenes in the House, no- tably when she hurled herself in a clawing hair-pulling attack on the then home secretary Reginald Maulding. She was sentenced to jail in 1970 for taking part in London- derry riots. The 24-year-old McAlaskey is a schoolteacher in the town of Lurgan, not far from Belfast He is reputed to have con- nections with the left wing branch of the republican move- ment which Bernadette also fa- vors. China oil sales prospects good PEKING CCP) Canadian Energy Minister Donald Macdo- nald said Monday after meeting vith bis Chinese counterpart that prospects are good for ex- Snow ends Montana dry spell Farmers in the Great Falls area are jubilrni follow- ing a snowfall Friday which dumped up to IF- inches of wet snow in the Ijke Southern Alberta farm- ers. Montana farmers were yjf ferine from (he dncsl spdl in Precipitation for April around Great Fails climbed In 2.46 inches from .64 nf an inch before (he storm. Precipitation of inches for (he year now is anesd of ihe no-year normal of 2.S3. bailing farmers out of what was approaching a criti- cally dry situation. The storm, which Trodnnbl Thiirafoy, all Fndav than Vz inches effort's to printed its fwereienty end Datura] re- He said China now meets her own oi] needs but ex- psnrfon is necessary He IV- OiTncoe industry from Canada's poVigical cxwricooc. In sn earlier interview, Mac- fonaW ciled expert assessment lihat Otrna is eaeer 1i expand oal protuclHHi and needs asri- cnihiraf mechanization. The who have iram -Tapan. for and technology, fcc said. British army hunts wanted IRA leader BELFAST (Renter) The British Army is hunting one of the most-wanted men in Ireland after he appeared at a republi- can rally, urged his militant fol- lowers to keep fighting, and then vanished under the noses of security forces. But the elusive David O'Conneli. believed to be th3 head of the violent Provisional wing of the guerrilla Irish Re- publican Army, was reported' by sources close to the Provi- sionals to have slipped across the border to his hideout in Eire. O'Ccnnell addressed a crowd of about republicans at Miltown cemetery in Belfast's Catholic Palls Road Sunday during anti-British demonstra- tions by the province's Catholic minority to mark the abortive 1916 Easter uprising against British rule in Dublin. About 200 yards from where he spoke was an army post but no attempt was made to arrest him during the rally. The two wings of the IRA, the Provisionals and the Marxist- oriented Officials, held separate marches to the cemetery. Many of the participants wore IRA para-military uniforms and dark glasses during the cere- mony. WEEKEND QUIET British troops and police throughout Northern Ireland were on standby alert for trouble but no major incidents were reported during Easter weekend. At the cemetery O'Conneli, looking grim and tense, said: "Today the central issue in the war is one of conflict be- tween Ireland's right to free- dom and England's determina- tion to keeo us in subjugation. A British withdrawal can be secured by the Irish peop'e north and south, at home and abroad, acting in unison to achieve it." Irish republican guerrillas be- pan todav a week-long ceasefire in the city of Londonderry be- cause of a community festival there. Another demonstration in Bel- fast Sunday was in support of the British Paratroop Regi- ment, which has been accused bv Catholics of brutal treatment of residents in the Ardcyne area. and heard About town OBERMEYER, go- fcg full tilt delivering rniik to stores, commenting that people must have con- sumed more milk than beer duriiu: the Easter weekend Nadinr Kovacs of Leth- bridge counting her winnings, all 90 cents of it, at the Cal- gary race track. GENIUS TURNED DOWN FOR SCHOLARSHIP ANN ARBOR. SUch. (AP) At age 14, Greg Wellman is a freshman at the University of Michigan, but he can't get a scholarship from the school. University officials say scholarship funds are re- served for the disadvantaged, not the gifted, and Greg is the son of a Michigan state police officer with a salary of a year. Greg did get a regent award from the school to pay for books. But his parents had to get a loan for the rest of his expenses. His father, Darrell Well- man. was out of work five months last year because of a heart attack, and the family still has "extremely high medical said his wife, Mary Ann. She said university officials cited federal regulations in turning down their scholar- ship request. "We'd like to be able to help more bright said Tom Butts, the univer- sity's financial aid director. :'But at a tima of limited funds, you have to establish priorities." Greg, a "bona fide chi'd had problems in grade and high school, mainly with school officials who con- sidered him abnormal and a school system, that cultivates GREG WELLMAN mediocrity, says Ms Ann Ar- bor psychologist. "Greg is a child prodigy in the "psy- chologist said. "I think it's a real tragedy a kid with an ex- ceptional mind like this can't get a scholarship at Michigan. The psychologist says Greg's case is an indictment not only of the university's current educational philosophy but of the bulk of the U.S. educational system. Supplies blockade broken PHNOM PENH (Reuter) Eight vessels broke through the Communist blockade on the Me- kong River today to bring food, fuel and ammunition to the beleaguered Cambodian capital. The eight vessels, six oil tank- ers and two freighters, arrived here unscathed. Repeated attempts have been made during the last two weeks to get the ships through the blockade on the South Vietnam- ese side of the frontier about 60 miles southeast of here. But until today only 13 ships ?nd barges had succeeded in getting through with vital sup- plies. Gasoline for civilian transport is again down to a few days supply despite rationing. Elec- tricity and water supplies re- main widely cut. Meanwhile, President L o n Nol reached agreement today with his chief poStical rivals on a new coalition state council to direct Cambodia's war effort. The political crisis was re- solved as the military situation worsened, with besieging Com- munist forces again shelling the suburbs of Phnom Penh. Dean said set to squeal on presidential aides WASHINGTON (AP) White Hous3 Counsel John Dean, who. says he will not be made a sca- pegoat for the Watergate affair, appears ready to implicate other presidential aides, says a source close to him. In another development, the Washington Post quotes sources today as saying President Nixon ivas told by members of his own staff last year that for- mer attorney-general John Mit- chell and Daan probably were involved in both the wiretapping of Democratic pariy headquar- ters and a subsequent coverup. Nixon, said The Post's sources, responded: "Give me some evidence." Mitchell, former campaign di- rector for Nixon, testified last vcek before a grand jury in- vestigating Watergate. He told reporters afterwards that he had heard discussion of wire- tapping plans in the 1972 cam- paign but disapprovsd them. Sources have said Dean was named by former Nixon cam- paign aide Jeb Magruder as among those present at a meet- ing where bugging of the Demo- c r a t i c headquarters was planned. Dean, presidential counsel, conducted the initial investiga- tion into the case, which was followed by Nixon's statement that no White House aides were involved. Nixon said April 7, hcwever. that he had learned of major new developments. DEAN "In a perhaps misguided con- cept in protecting the people around the president, he (Dean) has been caught up in question- able a source close to Dean said Sunday. The source said Dean's April 19 comment that he would not be made a scapegoat was "a c'ear indication that he now is going to help the president clear the White House staff of those that have besmirched the office of the presidency to the eud that President Nixon will have better and purer advisers in the G. Gordon Liddy. convicted in the break-in and now in a Dis- trict of Columbia jail, has turned down a White House plea to tell all he knows about the bugging to the grand jury, the New York Times quotes a so'Tce as saying. The newspaper says seme government officials believe that Liddy. in refusing to talt, is protecting Mitchell. Hess hijack threat uncovered BONN West German officials have disclosed a threat Jo hijack a airliner to Moscow as a means of freeing HiUer deputy Rudolf Hess from prison. The Soviet Union has A sjwtaMPan for llw intcriw ministry said one per- son, Carl Wolfgang Holzapfel, had been arrcsled in the case, but declined to elaborate on his involvement. The official indicated that the threat was tclejphcned to an- thorit'ss. He ssid security Jnca-nrcs v.rrc tightened at West German airports, a pre- caution taken cases vt.erc an anonymous phone call is re- ceived." Federal authorities also said they had "had the situation un- der observation for 30 to 35 days." The West German tabloid BiV? Am Sun- day i1 rwrivod a Wlrr Ibr day Jiefore from Holzapfel 5tal- jpg that "on April 21, a British European Airways {BEAi aircraft from a smith German airport en milf to Ber- lin was to be hijacked to cow to demand an end to the martyrdom of Rudolf Holwpfcl wro'c iTisl hi? r o u nine men and a had pounds of s, although he under- stood the explosives would not be used. A EEA spokesman in Stutt- gart said the case had been blown out of proportion, but that the airlmn had increased its wcimly. The newspaper reported thst Holzapfcl was well known Jn BerJin for protests. He had de- manded that East Germany tcir dcrvn th" Berlin Wall, and ows tnarched into Berlin with a wooden cross, the news- paper jtaid. On ihai orcasjon. he was ar- rested by the Kast German? and sentenced to eicht vcars in prison, but was released after two years. Bild reported. Hess was Adolf Hitter's as- jislant un.il be landed by para- chute in Scotland in 1941 in an avowed peace initiative. Hess was convicted primarily of plot- line and carrying out acgref- Five war, and began his sen- tence Oct. With the ex- ception of four months in a British military hospital, be has been in West Berlin's Spandaa ever fince Britain. France and the Sta'r? have said tVy are wilLnc to release Hess on hiinrsmt-arjan grounds, hot the Sen icl Union has rejected all ef- forts by the other wartime al- lies, Jo free him. ;