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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wodnciduy, Augull 2, 1972 THE LFIHBRIDGE HERAID 37 GAMES PEOPLE PlAY Grabbing a lion by the Icil is no big deal so says Jack Castor veteran lion man, al the San Francisco Zoo. "You golla him who's Pad Iho lion and Jack enjoy their daily romps but the gome is not for everyone. Ku Klux Klan head explains objective FOR SALE BULAWAYO, Rhodesia (AP) Rhodesia Railways, which i switching to dlescl train en gincs, has put 3f> steam locom lives up for sale. Dy JOB WILL CALGARY fCP) To many, (he Ku Klux Klan means burning crosses, acts of violence, white-hooded men and a belief in white superior- ity. But (o Tearlach Mac a' Phearsoin, Imperial of the Confederate Klans of Al- berta, it means a chance for a strong Canadian society. This, he says, can be achieved through the Klan's main objective of racial pu- rity, a concept the 2J-ycar-old leader carefully separates from racial superiority. National strength depends on "dividing lines" between the races "as long as they're not carried to an extreme where you have people advo- cating superiority; that's ri- diculous." "Negroes are not inferior, I don't think it can proven that they are, but then neither are whiles." AGAINST DRUGS The Klan also wants to pro- mote Protestantism, protect (lie monarchy and help make Canada strong by opposing drug use, atortlon and com- munism. "I'm not saying Ihesc things because they are win- dow-dressing for something nefarious. "These are the principles of the Klan. They are not just there to sound good while we murder somebody." The benefit achieved from racial purity Is that il allows people to identify with their heritage, lie says. If they are ,iot of n single blood Ihey cannot Identify with a solo hcrilago and Ihey are lorn between Iheir par- ents' cultures. "From the firsl great nation- of ICgypt down lo the present day, when those nations forgot aboul racial purity and be- came many races they fell be- cause they lost their Such racial mixing can seen in (he United Stales, he says, with (he result il is "going down, very definitely." "People today, particularly young people, have no great bond with any tradition at all. There is no stabilizing Influ- ence there. It (tradition) Is a good thing." IS 'fiRKY AREA' He concedes defining racial purity gets inlo a "grey area" bul basically "we mean within one's color." "Very well defined color, yes. A black person is a black person; il is certainly a very well defined Ihing. "F.vr-n if Ihe person may tic half black il certainly is very well defined as black." The Klan would nuke allow- ances for those of mixed par- coulil join the auxiliaries envisaged for Ne- groes, Arabs, orientals, Ihoso from the Indian siib-conl.lnonl ann of religions other than Protestantism. North American Indians could join the main Ixxly be- cause (hey are one of the na- tive people of Canada hut (hey would not bo allowed to Inlcr- marry nnd retain Ihclr mem- bership. Mr, Mac n' Phearsoin, a na- tive of Prince F-dward Island, raid be was involved with clubs and fralernal lodges be- fore deciding the Klan could contribute (he most In- Can- ada. IN SOCIAL TUIIM01L The world now is in social turmoil nnd strong leaders and organizations are needed, he says. times of peace the Klan Is n fraternal lodge, bul in (be time of crisis it can he nn organizing force; it can lie n rock lhat people can cluster around." The Imperial Wizard was born Ivan Ross MacPhcrson bul received the name Charles Barry Dunsford when adopted. At age IB, his parents moved from their small farm In (he East to Alberta and that is when his Iwyhood In- terest in the Klan surfaced. Two years later he felt the need lo identify with his Scot- tish background and regis- tered his name as Tearlanh Barra Dunsford-Mac a' Phcarsoin. His education includes a high school diploma and cor- respondence courses from tho University of California. The radical millionaire backed McGovern all the way Uy CIIARLKS I'Ol.KY London Observer It Senator George McGovern .Dcoracs Ihe next president of he United States In 10 will owe a heavy debt to the man who is popularly known icre as California's most radi- cal millionaire. The debt will xtcnd beyond the dial ,ner, but ljecuu.se hr believed he i was light. on the Viet- nam Right on defence flight on social injus- tice and civil rights. And even right on taxing the wealthy. "I've involved in quite a few political campaign, says Mr. Palevsky. "Hut I have never anybody ilax Palevsky lias poured inlo more honu.st or candid or -so he McGovern coffers over the montlis: for Palcv.iky, a 47- rcar-old computer magnate with a hand in a dozen big- >usiness ventures, has given limself heart and mind, to the cause. He has opened his Tyis An- home to some of the best academic brains in the country so that they could work in peace on the McGovern platform; he has himself spent many hours developing campaign thinking on the issues; and he supported the Senator from South Dakota way back in early 1971 when all the other money-men were put- ling their shirts on Edmund Muskie. What is more, Mr. Palevsky did all this not Ijecausc be thought McGovern was a win- complelely lacking in s e 1 f- sccking. McCovcni and I arc also dorse in ideological outlook." Mr. Palevsky is reputed to be worth more than SIM million, ar.u his Hi-room JJel-Air man- sion is filled with costly modern paintings, his garage with lient- leys. Why should so wealthy a man pour cash into the cam- paign of a Democrat who pledged to the redistribution of weaUh "What, most strongly moti- vates me is my objection to the Nixon administration's attitude to civil says Mr. Palevsky. "Slowly but surely these are boing eroded under Nixon; r.n'l that is a way of tearing the country apart. The bugging of the Democratic r.a- tional committee, the attacks on the press are just tv.u signs j( the kir.d o! people we're deal- ng with." And then, of course, if Mc- (lovern should become presi- dent, Mr. Palevsky openly looks forv.ard to a top job in iugLc-n. No deals liave been made, he hastens to add, and the decision is wholly in Mc- (jovcrji's hands; but he is sure he could useful in imple- menting the changes both men agree are needed. Yet the fact remains that Palevsky began for the Senator when the polls gave him seven per cent of the Democratic vote in California. He was one of the McGovern campaign's earliest strategists. Mr. Palevsky has a talent for 1 backing winners, least in the 1 sphere of business. He began life as an instructor of logic at the University o f California then went into the computer business, creating one of the most vigorous firms in Ixjs An- i gclcs. A few years ago he sold [his company, Scientific Data systems, to the giant Xerox Cor- poration for close on mil- lion. That money gave him the chance to break into other fields tiiat attracted him; ing, newspaper ownership and the publishing business. If the call should come from McGovern in Washington, Pal- evsky knows he can leave these ventures in capable and sympa- thetic hands wliile he goes off to help run the country. What would he do? Somelliing, he says, that doesn't oblige him lo wear a tie all the time. Friends say that his business and or- ganisational abilities could be invaluable in clearing out the dead wood in government agen- cies and freeing them from the lifeless bureaucratic mould. He has a gift for gc'.ting the best out of people by making them believe that he, the toss, really cares about what they produce. Palevsky himself would be happy to go on dabbling in lishing and the films, while con- tinuing lo back his favorile lib- eral candidates for office in Cal lifornia. He WES active on be half of Robert Kennedy's prcsi dential campaign in 1968, anl has .since given financial sup- port to men like Wilson Itiles who became the state's black education chief; Tom Bradley, the black police offi- cer who nearly made it to the mayor's office in Los Angeles; and Jesse Unruh, th-i Ds-nocrat who definitely did not make It against Ronald Ilcagan in tho last gubernatorial contest. And if McGovern proves to be anoth- valiant loser, well, there ither ways trying to changa >ociety. Oxindon Observer Copyrght) AIDS BANGLADESH WASHINGTON (AP) The United States announced Mon- day that the Agency for Interna- tional Development K providing million in additional aid to Bangladesh. This will bring U.S. government contributions since February to million in food and other relief and rehabilita- tion grants to the new nation created alter the Indo-Fakistan War last December. Some people call wolverines skunk-bears because they often hoist their bushy tails straight uf> in the air like a skunk. WAS LOCAL PREACHER For a whilo Ire was local preacher in the Free Method- ist Church in Calgary, then last fall ho Incorporated The Nationalistic Protestant Church, of which ho Is the only ordained minister. Mr. Mac a" Phearsoin bends a strict tUe-stylo; he has given up smoking, is a mem- ticr of the temperance league, has taken a vow of chastity until age 25 and is a vege- tarian. On drinking: "Alcohol I've found seems to he the underlying cause of drug addiction in many homes. "You find tire mother or father or Ixjth will bo alcohol- ics nnd you will find Ihe child will begin with alcohol then go inlo drugs." The Klan plans to light drug use but lie says he docs not know If it will any more successful than other groups attempting llic snme. SPKEAI) VIEWS The Klan's main activities will be public sneaking and distribution of literature to spread ils views. The first public address is scheduled for the University of Calgary Sept. 22. A cross rit- an initiation for new members arc also planned but exact details, Including whether Ihey need a fire per mil, have not been worked out. Membcrslu'p in the Klan costs a year and although Mr. Mac a1 Phearsoin woulr only say between 100 and belonged, be draws a SSOO-n- month salary, his only in come, for being Imperial '.Viz- ard. He is not allowed to rcvca the identity of other members but they may do so if (hey wish "You understand. Some in business may tic dis criminated against Itecviuse o their association nnd they cai keep that secret if they wish.' Air France PR. man ex-editor Veteran newsman Andrt Boily has named Air Public Relations Man- ager for Canada. announce- ment was made by Michel Baron. Canada regional man- ager for the French interna- tional airline. Mr. Doily succeeds Mayor, who Ixvomcs vice- president Public Relations of Hotel Franco International, tho new Air France liotcl sub- sidiary now developing the Meridien Iwtcl chain in major cities around fhc world, .Toumalifit at I-a Prcssn nf Montreal, since Mr. Roily was Aviation Kdilor and Travel F.dilor until when he be- came assistant to the editor-in- chief. from fa Simpsons-Sears Headquarters tor Westingtiouse light bulbs. just a few of the outstanding new lighting ideas from our current value-packed catalogue Now on display along with many others in our lighting department. Come see and be dazzled! 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