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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, Auguit 2, 1972 THE LEIHBRIDGE HERALD 33 NIAGARA RAFT SPILL A 30-fool rubber rafl in ihe lovirer rapids of tlio Niagara River. The six men aboard were picked up by the crew of a second raft, unharnaud. The crewj wore making a tcit run of ihc rapids below Ihe American and Horseshoe falls. Promoters hope to offer rides to tourists. Br guerrillas by anniversary RIO DE JANA1RO Police r with n floorl of posters, radio weapons and ''rugs ami under the military dictatorship ami armed forces in are rat-tag lo complete the extermi- nation of guerrilla groups by Sept. 7, the ]50Ui anniversary of Portugal. independence from The military dictatorship of President Einilio G arrant azu Medid is planning enormous eel rations, and is inviting planeloads of bus mess men from Ilrilain and oilier countries to .see the "lit mimde.'1 Medici does not watii, his party .spoilt by the lx.'ft. In the six montks, secur- ity forces have destroyed or weakened most of the guerrilla groups with a mixture of sci- entific and in- rrcrising Their lask has been made easier by deep disagreements among the guerrillas themselves. The anti guerrilla offensive began year with n steady build-up of propaganda, at- tempting discredit the revol- utionaries as bloodthirsty trait- ors inspired by "foreign ideol- greed for moneyr or their own maladjustment. Na- tionalist fervor stirred up and television jingles, specially written songs and .supposedly objective press reports of econ- omic progress and the achieve- ments of the regime (two of the biggest Rio dailies are owned by State Governor Clia- gas Frcita-s, selected for the post by President Tliis was accompanied by per- secution for Ihc smallest sifrn of dissent: a town councillor is in prison for saying t.hat "the only good tiling alxjul Die presi- dent is tint he supports Flain- engo football a priest, Padre Ccrson, is on trial for saying in a sermon that Bra- zil was economically depend- ent on Ihc United States. The next stage was a press outcry a gainst city banditry, followed suspiciously quickly by announcement of the of- ficial plan to combat it. The annual prc-carnival clean up of pickpockets and petty crimi- nals was turned into n series of military operations in which Ihe shanty towns were sur- rounded and searched shack by sliaek. Army press releases detailed the small quantities of VERDICT IS DELIVERED-Jopaneso tcrroriil Okamolo, centre, surrounded by guards, listens in o Lod, Israel, courkoom, os a guilry verdict is delivered for his parl in Ihe May 30 massacre of 28 people in the Lod airport. Okamolo bad ploaded cjuihy in court thai he and two others were responsible for (he terrorist act, acting on behalf of ci Palestine cjuorrida organization, Unemployment jnsurrtncc Canada Assurance- chomage Canada TO: 445 Mayor Magrath Drive Holiday Village Complex claimed that tlx: arrests of dope peddlers and thieves were rrnik- ng the cities safe. The rest of the population thus Ixicame ac- customed to seeing larfjc-scale army movements, and were prepared for the annoyance of repeated searches and identity checks. At the beginning of this year the military police began to step up searches of cars and their pifiKciicJcr.s. Main road.s over the city were repeat- edly closed while all cars were checked. In the suburban areas, two trnrkloads of troops would sud- denly close both ends of a street anil .search every car and ped- estrian ES they moved towards the middle; "flying squads" of police pounced on bars 71 n d searched every customer; plain- clothes men wandered the streets looking for and arrest- ing anyone remotely suspicious; and large of people were take n for questioning merely because they could not provide satisfactory reasons for being in the street. These "blitzes" produced the intended result of netting the oc- casional revolutionary. Ir.'.erro- fjntion under torture some- times produced more informa- lion. Torture has become a meth- od not only of extracting infor- mal ion, hut also of killing prisoners. Helcio Fortes, a of the Ps'aUonal Libcra- I'Mi Action group, was electric- f ocked to death the day after his capture at a road block in North Ttio. Although the official press .story said that ho hac been Wiled in a gtmfight with Sao Paulo police, the truth was allowed to leak out. To Iry lo frighten (he guer- rillas into leaving Ihe country, or at least into exposing them- selves as lilUe as possible, Ihe secret police have drawn ur> a blacklist of those they intend to kill in a similar way unrl they have lei il bo known that im portant loaders like Sergio Lan- dulfo Fur! ado and .loao Txipes Salgado will tlic 2-! hours of capture. Officially thoir ilenlks will be attributed lo accidents, illness m rrcki.mwn -M-reai. or they may just disappear for ever like Stuart Anycl .lonn.s, (Iraggorl lo ilpalh behind an Air Force jeep, burned and buried, or like H til Kins I'.'iiva, a dis- tinguished ness man w h o was killed in nil Army prison in January year. Thi! fear arri'.st and mur- der hns hnd ils gri'atc-st effects on tin1 fringe rncmlicrs of (Jie revoUilionary organizations: thnso, for whose work is lo carry ilix-umcnl ;ind propaganda material. Hie dangers in simply carrying a [jacket of lea Mel s arc sucb that sorrip have begun lo feel il is smridal to eniilimrr. A few have, in reconl weeks, asked to 'cave (lifir orgnniriHions rmd (lieso losses, as well as those by p.ipturr- nnrf (k'.ilh, hnvc IhrouTi more wnrf; on lo tho nl rrady overworked professional mililnr.t.s. Tlie mistakes of no guerrilla groups hnvc aidod Ihrir wn do- stnirlion. M a M y li.ivr- boon I o m p 1 o d to concrntratr on armed attacks against ihc pol- ice and the military ralhor thnn winning a batllc for Ihe and minds" of tho majority ol Rrazilians. Tnry arot Icnrning MIP hard way Ihnl. fiowcver rle- Icrminofl a handful of lionarirs mny he. Ihry rnnnol by thrrnsplvc.s lakr or: a heav- ily niililary dictalor- ship. IMR-fl (Ihc Eighl of Octoltcr Revolulionary one of thn I wo ninin giiorrilln groups, derided last Soptcmhor thai it would return lo polilicar hnllle lo influence amonj, working rMYiple. slnmlnrds have dropped sharpl> n long-term aim that hac n forfiotten in MR-8's battli or survival. The MR-S leader hip stressed the need to swinj he rest of the Brazilian Ijt ound to the same position. However, other it in January ant roted to continue tho urba guerrilla war agamst the pa ce and army. Among those who voted th: vay were VAJl Palmarcs, th iroup which the Ilritis sailor David Cuthbert "in sol: Jarity with Die Irish people. At the end of govern men', forces were able lo brea the back of Ihe VAR Palmare organization. We arc th clasl hope of re1 olulion for an entire genera said one member of MR recently, "We have a duty 1 Copyri ghl London Observer Building workers return Potash workers back on job VANCOUVER (CP) The Ullness which (as hung over lost major ISritish Columbia onslruction sites for the psst months was shattered arly Monday. Building silos whicli hod >een paralysed since the start f the industry wide shutdown 23 burst into life again vith the return to work of all construction workers. Resumption o[ work followed ivo of the six holdout unions 'o'.ing to accept a 20 month :ontract providing an increase Df an hour in v.Tages and ringc benefits. The sixth union the plum- >crs voted lo reject the pro- wsed settlement conslmc- ,kjii lalwr associa- ,ion, which bargains for con- struction firms. Dul union officials met late Sunday with GLRA ragotialors and straightened out some reportedly ambigous wording n Lire proposed contrast which had caused the rejection vote Plumbers then able to join the rest of the six holdout unions in returning to work. At dominion construction, ap- proximately 90 per cent of the men returned to work today. A few were missing because of illness or Irecause they had left the province to seek jobs elsewhere during the three- month strike. "Everything is falling into place anil everybody is very happy to be back at work at a spokesman said. Lloyd Blain, managing direc- tor of Dawson Construction Ltd., reported a similar return to work at his company. He added, however, that his com- pany has lost 25 per cent of their year's business, a loss he says will be impossible I o recoup. SASKATOON (CP) An es- timated 50 to GO potash workers arc to return to work at Corninco Potash Co. Ltd. following a I wo month strike at the plant, personnel officials saiii. Personnel officers said a large number of the workers have already contacted lo return to work and more will Ije notified throughout the v.cck. The workers, members of United Sleelworkers of Amor- ca I.ocal 7552, walked off the job May 26 in support of union contract demands. The strike i will IK allowed time to servo ended Saturday with ratifitJ-1 notice to employers and return lion of a contract by the to work, company and union members. Initial work at the mine will Frank Goodwin, manager of repairs to earlier floor dam- operations at the plant, j "go to the shafts before the said esrliur only about of I strike. Production Is not ex- the workers who went on strike j peeled lo begin until the mid- are expected lo be called back, die of September. since some of the workers tr.-r- I minated contract with the IMIEFKR AFRICANS company during the strike. P R E T 0 H I A, South Africa Mr. Goodwin said it will take (AP) A survey by Prof. Ben several weeks before itli the j S. van As of Sou'.h Africa indi- workers will be; back. Those; cattd that black South Africans who have taken jobs away prefer fo be called Africans from the city during the strike rather than blacks. Solicited for a Study info the Environmental Effects ef Timber Harvesting i ne Hon ft P of Lands and Forests, w-shes lo obtain an assessment of the- environmental effect5 o( limber harvesting as it is presently practised on forest lands in the F-'oolhills Section of the Rorea! Torest Region end -n the East Slope Rockies Section of the Sub-Alpine Torest Region of Alberta, There- are tdred areas of concern, each deserving specific investigation and analysis as part of tins study The three are: (1} timber harvesting patterns and procedures, (2) reforestation methods and results, (3) road systems Each of the three areas should be by persons quahfjcd to assess effect forest land management practices are having or< tMe long and use of the land for: limber prodtjcficn. v.'atershed. ar.d A (rnal report containing the rcsu'ts of Ihe win an assessment of present proccdjres be required by September 1 1973, The Government of Alberta IE. prepared to enter into a contract for the study a corn posed ol qualified professionals with experience m timber forest economics, reforestation, watershed, and recreation, or v.ith a consulting firm with) access to such persons Proposals must be submitted by September 30, 1972 and anyone interested should contact the undersigned for further information R. G. Stecte, Director of Forestry, Department of Lands and Forests, Natural Resources Building, Edmonton, Alberta. B.C. Fruit the best part of summer! CHERRIES -APRICOTS -PEACHES -PEARS -PLUMS There's a whole summer full of luscious goodness coming your way with daily arrivals of juicy, fresh fruit, direct from sunny Okanagan orchards. And ready now B.C. Apricots. Golden, succulent, juicy they're Canada's one exotic fruit! Stretch the summer parade of Okanagan goodness right through the winter by putting up plenly of your own home-made apricot jams and preserves. It's so easy and their bright sunshine colour and tangy lasfe add so much to winter meals. And enjoy fresh B.C. Apricots often while they're in season. Serve them any way you'd serve peaches In pies, shortcakes, with cream, or as snacks, right from the "Frcsh-fivaL" fruilbowl. To ripen If the apricots you buy arc not quite ripe, simply.-store them at room temperature for a few days and they'll ripen perfectly without loss of flavour. 25C in c tin. u-ittivturuamt tt.'RC. Trech'rvils (liAPRICOTS serve them iiovsr..preserve them now! ;