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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta is- FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR 70. idae Herald ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER ID CENTS TWO SECTIONS 13 PAGES Eight in runni Couldn't convince McGovern medical furore would pass WASHINGTON (AP) The search for a new Democratic vice-presidential candidate centres on eight men following Senator Thomas Eaglelon's precedent-setting wit h d ra wa! from the ticket. Unable to convince presiden- tial candidate George Mc- Govern that the issue of Eagle- ton's history as a psychiatric patient would go away, the Mis- souri senator stepped down Monday night and cleared lha way lor McGovern to look for a new running-mate in the Nov- ember general election. Senator Frank Church of Idaho, former Democratic na- tional committee chairman Lawrence O'Brisn and Senator Edmund Muskic of Maine head most speculators' lists of likely replacements for who became the first person in U.S. DOWN AND OUT A Quebec provincio1 policeman cfubi a demonstrator in Ste. Therese, Oue. following a demonstration by 800 y out hi irt protest acjainU the shooting death of o 16- ycor-oltJ youth by police. (See story on page Big question ister: My CV FOX Cnmirliim 1'rpss Staff Tiia by Hie nrilish army through the Roman Caltmhc barrinrr, in Northern Ireland is portrayed by ULslcr RdmmiMnilor William Wliitelaur as a necessary prelude to measures at a political solution and n beltnr economic defil for the embattled Six Countic.s. CovfiiTinont, officials were obviously pleased about tho troops completed their takeover of "no-go" strongholds likn the in Ixmdonderry without much resistance from the underground Irish Itcpuhli- can Army. But three bombs In a %'iltage near Dcrry killed at loasi six persons and the pycs o[ Protcs- spokesmen-that Ilio guerrillas plan to remain ac- tivn in ULslcr v-ilh deadly hit-and-run tactics. On nil sides, news of the big British military Itiitifi- tivf; w.'is p reefed wilh tlic question, "What fn the Commons nt spokesmen for the op- position Labor party argued thtit Ihonghf.'i now should bf, conccntralcd on a new way of policing Uie fanner no-go neighborhoods. prime requirement in tins respect is a police force which would win the kind of Catholic trust denied to the present Royal Ulster Constabulary. Among the Unionists, who governed Ulster before direct rule from London was imposed last March, tho army's descent on the no-Ro areas has been generally welcomed, but with the stem qualification that, this stop should have been taken ago. Roundup urged minister Brian Faulkner m'gncxl, for in- the lulcsl tirmy ;icLion should te followed ;i round up ific nr.fl Iwmhers o[ Ihe II'.A. On NIC other hand, [lie suggestion is made in Dutjlin that (he save Prime Minister Jack Lynch u'iirniiif; of Uicir now-ctimplclcd aclion-siiould pi'ove their impartiality hy cracking dnuii on Protestant fxtrcmists to the same extent as lias marked Ihcir rlrivc into Catholic areas. Predictably, the rc-appcnrancc of Iroops and even police in (he HoRside otlier former strongholds of the IMA after many months of nnti government riefianee has mil with much KhouUx! hostility from tome elements of the population. I-cfL-H-ini; Ml' nailelte explained the rela- tive lack of IMA resistance ns reflecting Ihe British army's ovcmhelminj; show of slrenfjlh. But she iusistcit un terming the army's action a form nf ofTiipnlinn ard complained that the troops were forcibly requisitioning houses in the Bogsidc ro n.ssisl t'irir anti-llIA cumpaign. Tho clear iinplicnlinn was that l.nrlics nf this Viml were Ivniind to grnnrale new Catholic re-senlmcnl. ct Ilie iK.ssinnate rcnetions of some vocal Rog- sidT.s In the arrival of Ihe nrilish was counter-balanced hy rxiv.-c-Finns of a "wait-anrt-Kce" ntlitude on the part ol fithi nf an inevitable IHA backlash coincided with v'lat K.nw ns n modrrnlc Dublin reaction from Prime Minister rich, as well ns si'flis thai Ihe opposi- tion and IVnuicralie Ltchor party in Ihe North v.oiilrl not nbandini Ihe idea of lalking uitli Whilelaw nhoiit I.'lslrr.s polilicnl fnlurc.. Troops seize enough iveapons for three IRA battalions From AP-ItEUTER BELFAST (CP) British troops seized large quantities of arms today in widespread raids that followed their inva- sion of guerrilla strongholds in Northern Ireland, army said Ihe captured weapons were equivalent to the nrniory of three battalions (he Irish Republican Army. They said the seizure dealt n se- vere blow to the gunmen's fire- power. The weapons seized in Belfast and Ixmdowierry included an anti-tank gun, a heavy ma- chine-gun, 20 rifles, six shotguns nnd rounds of rmimumlion. The raiding parties also found 10 pounds of gelignite, 520 pounds of homemade explo- sives, 115 gallons of acitl and other chemicals used (o mriko bombs, plus grenades nnd deto- nators. Security forces said a sub-ma- chine-gun and several rifles had captured in Protestant aroris. The army seized earlier more tlnm half a ton of explosives, 50 firearms, and rounds of ammunition after storming the fKA's barricaded strongholds in Belfast, and other provincial towns Monday. GUFvHIUU-AS QUIKT An army spokesman reported no guo.Tilla activity since Mon- rtay night. LSources said, how- ever, thrtt 40 IRA suspects had been rounded up in (he last 24 hours, but the army mid police would not confirm this. The IHA denied it had set tho bombs that killed six persons and wounded more Mian 30 in a village near Londonderry after Ihe army occupation. Rut it vowed to retaliate for the inva- sion of Roman Cntholic enclaves by British troops. Officials of the IRA's Provi- sional Wing oiinrgod in Dublin (hat the three bombs thnt wrecked the main street of Claudy were planted by BrHish troops to divert attention from their invasion of the long-barri- caded "no-go" areas Monday. Although Ihe guerrillas put up almost no resistance to the in- vading troops Monday, "our men are still In town.11 TRA leader Barney McFadden told a meeting in Londonderry's Bog- side. "They will stay here and take a greater toll when the time and opportunity McFadden warned, 'Everything is going according (o plan." ALGIERS (AD A U.S. air- liner, taken over by hijackers who collected SI million ran- som, landed today in Algiers after a flight from Boston, American diplomatic officials said the Delta Air Lines DC-S huidci! safely at Maisnn Blanche Airport ami no tine aboard v.as hurt during the (nmsntlantic. flight. Algerian security men took the Kl adults nnd three, children aboard the plane into the air- port for screening. It was expected (hat the piano and crew would be allowed to return to the United States with- out delay, In a similar case two month.1; ago, an American couple hi- jacked a Western Airlines Boeing 720 lo Algiers after col- lecting a ransom of S500.000, The Algerian government seized the ransom money and returned1 it to the United Slates, but a de- cision on the two hijackers' re- quest for political asylum in Al- geria is still pending. history to give up a major par- ty's nomination for vice-presi- dent. But Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, R. Sargent Shriver, for- mer director of the Peace Corps, and McGovcrn's close Senate Friends Abraham Kibi- coff of Connecticut and Gay lord Nelsor. of Wisconsin also ere major possibilities, NAMFCS CARTER And in Atlanta, Georgia state Representative Julian Bond, a leader in the "Blacks for Mc- Govern' campalgn, qnoted a high-placed McGovern aide as saying Georgia Gov. Jimrny Carter is being considered to re- place Eagleton. Carter called the idea ridicu- lous. Eagleton announced his with- drawal as McGovern's running mate at a news conference Mon- day night. "My personal feelings are secondary to the necessity to unify (he Democratic party and elect George the Missouri senator said. He said he and McGovern reached the decision jointly "so as not to further divide the party that is already too much divided." Democratic leaders in Eagle- ton's home town of St. Louis re- acted with anger. The 42-year-old Eagleton ap- peared tense in the caucus room of the Old Senate Office Build- ir.g as he stood beside Mo Govern. The South Dakota sena- tor said Eagleton's presence on the ticket would mean "contin- ued debate between" Demo- crats ''who oppose his car.di- dacy and those who favor "Therefore, we have jointly agreed thai the best course is for Sen, Eagleton to step aside." development approval shelved for week By RICHARD BUR KB ili-rnld Sinff Writer The final go-aliead for devel- opment of will hr.ve lo wait another week. City council Monday tabled a list of final recommenria lions until next Tuesday for detailed dis- cussion. The recommendations, sub- mitted by the west .side project team, look to (lie sale of resi- dential lots in the first develop- ment stage beginning next month. Council has been nskccl to ap- prove an additional ex- penditure this year lo cover sal- for a landscape architect and draftsman and for architec- tural design fees for ID show homes. A rmirkcl analysis by Ihe Al- berta 1 lo'.isinp Corporation pro- jfx'tinp n demand for 50f> new housing units each year for tlio next six years, was (iled by council. Thai survey caued for imme- diate development of the entire first phase, including 350 resi- dential lots, The project team, however, has recommended be- twecn 50 and 100 lots he devel- oped initially to test the market and to "generate enough capital for reinvestment in the pro- ject." Development of "vYestbridgc, the name recommended for the west side hy the project team, is expected to be necessary to accommodate the projected in- crease in population in the city to by about A set of zoning standards for- mulated specifically for the area was approved by council. The regulations apply to build- ings, as well as pedestrian path- ways, tree planting, fence de- sign and location and garbage can location. Open burning will be "strictly prohibited." Accident victim dies A Granum man died Monday night at Foothills General Hos- pital at Calgary as a result of injuries he received in a head- on collision Sunday near Clares- iiolni. RCMP report Ronald James Dunlop, 23, driver and sole oc- cupant of one of two cars in- volved in the mishap shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday on High- way 2, ahout miles south of Clarcsholm died at 10 p.m. Monday. Mr. Dunlop Is the third per- son to die in a week as the result of accidents on Highway 2. be-.ween Fort Macleod and Calgary. Calgary Coroner Dr. K. J. M. Waddel is undecided about an inquest. SEN. THOMAS EAOLETON a first in American politics party disbands L EDMONTON (CP) The Western Canada party, formed Hi years ago to give the west a loud s'oice in federal politics, has folded "in Its present former leader Lloyd Bartlett said Monday night. Mr. Bartlett, from Edmonton, and Robert Stevenson of Wiilde, Sask.t uho had been executive vice-presider.t, f o r m a 11 y an. nounced their resignations from the executive and the party. Mi. Bartlett said this leaves the party without any executive or base in Alberta or Saskatche- wan. Both Mr. Bartlett and Mr. Stevenson had earlier been dis- missed from the executive by its president, Doug Ligertwood of Winnipeg. Both men said, however, that Mr. Ligertwood had not even been a bona fide member of the parly. Mr. Bartlett said It was im- possible for him to work within tire party in its present form be- cause the constitution, which ho had never approved, gives tha president absolute power to ap- point and fire and does not allow for removal of the presi- dent. "I don't want lo belong to a party that overlooks the demo- cratic procedure of voting, espe- cially on the federal he said in an interview. WON'T RUN Mr. Bartlett also said he was resigning as party candidate in Edmonton West for the next federal election. "We just couldn't break (he hold on the party from Winni- he said. "The rest of the West had no say." Mr. Bartlett said he still sup- ports the party's basic aims anil would support a new "democra- tically-organized group'1 headed tn the same direction. "But this is the end of ths party in its present form." It hss never been made public how many persons were mem- bers of the Western Canada party, founded in January, with the main objective of ob- taining more autonomy for western Canadians. No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, Aug. 7, a civic holi- day. Deadlines for display adver- tising to appear Saturday. Aug. S, must be at The Herald by noon Thursday: for publication Tuesday, Aug. fl. by noon P'ri- day; and for Wednesday: Aug. 9. hy a.m. Saturday. Classified advertisements re- ceived by a.m. Saturday will appear Tuesday. August 8. Seen and heard About town TTOUSEWIFE Mrs. Jimmy Lee trying to invent nev: fish recipes now that her hus- band caught 30 and her brother in law 15 Gordon Komclz dusting his living room shelf for the tro- phy his daughter Corrine won in an international bowling competition in Washington, D.C. Phil Boon hustling lo pel a detailed plan of Uni- versity of Lclhbridge expan- sion photographed for promo- tional literature. Air service study gets green light A 31.500 expenditure to study possible improved air service to Lethbridge in domestic and cross-border traffic ap- proved by city council Monday, LaBorde Simat Ltd. of Cal- gary will be hired to do the survey ard ths groundwork for possible future studies. The survey will also look info the existing airport facilities here, to determine if there is a need for expansion of the ter- minal and IH a submission to council in the spring, a representative of LaBoi'de Simat said there Is a need for direct air ser- vice between Lolhbridge and po'nts in (lie Vnitrd States as well ES trans-Can a da service. Tiie FUFVCV is expected to show flic degree of such re- quirements. Aldermen Ed and Bill Kcrpan voted a.sainsf the rc50lut: -1, arguing tiio infor- mation co'.ild easily bo obtained without hiring an expert. The of council disagreed. Reaction mildly favorable to drug VANCOUVER (CP) Police Chief Moir MacRrayne of Vancouver, president of the Cn- njiduin Association r-f Chicls of f'olirf. sjiid Monrlay fir wns pleased wilh Ihe fcdcr.il nirnt drcision iutf lo legalize! ninrijii.in.i, Jlowevrr, ho took exception to Health Minister John Mnnro's nnnouni'pmcnt that (tie govern- ment will transfer offences nnd conlrols relating to marijuana to the Food and Drug Act nnd significantly reduce penal! for yiasscsMJon. "I'm pkMscd tlKit tbo honora- ble mini si or Ins seen fit to koop simple posscMion ol marijuana on the statue the chief .said. feel that possession ami trafficking of marijuana go hand in glove. V.> find it diffi- cult to prove trafficking, there- frre possession is n good ooun- lermcnsure." Bui IIR addefl: iliink Hint pcn.nllics in connect ion with hard and soft (inigs should such as to create a deterrent. "I think the courts have lakcn n reasonably lenient view on first offenders, anrt perhaps this is rightly so, but on the" other linml I don't Ihink that Jhn nmendiuonis !o llir C'riitnnal Ciule which pcrmii (iischnigo to firet offenders would IK> to llio Interest of. Canadian citizens as far as drug abuse Is con- cerned." Leslie Peterson, British Col- u m b i a attorney-general, ex- pressed qualified approval of Ihe federal announcement, fay- Ing Ihe provincial government (iocs not object to n policy of Sight sentences for first offend- ers possessing drugs so long as the practice is aimed at ''get- ting people back on the right (rack." Douglas Denholm, executive- director of (he H.C. Narcotic Addiction Foundation, said (ho (JiH'ixion not lo legalize mari- juana was "completely in ac- cord with our recommenda- Dr. Robert Clark, executive director of Ihe Alberta Medical Association, said the provincial body has never supported legis- lation of marijuana "although we certainly feel there should be no jail sentences for simple possession." The association feels, he said, that it is unreasonable to port legalization of such a drug, "especially in relation to Icn.c-term He said a firm Fl.ind a pain? t marijunna use will be present- ed to the membership of tho association at ils next meet Cierry TCiskin. president of the University of Alberta stu- dents', union, said th9 federal government has failed to meet the problem of soft drugs. Mr. Riskin said the govern- ment has asked judges to be more lenient "hut I hat won't eliminate ihc case load ,ind will not help the person appearing before an unsympathetic student leader snid in an Interview tho statement hy tha I'rnmont "will hr.vp th? ef- fect r.; lying bard heiiind Ihe hack of law OnJoj-cc-r.Mt If Iho government wants lo be lenient r.i the use of sofl cinigp, ho ''i; should find the courage to logalizo their ;