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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE IE1HBRIDGE HERALD Tliuiulay, Autjusl 3, 1972---------------------------- Irish tourist Industry violence DUBLIN (AP> Norliieni Ireland's bomhuigs iiiul shill- ings have skittered tho tourist industry in (lie Irish republic lo the south, nml (here is no glim- mer of hope for lhi> foreseeable future. Hotels thronulioLit tho KIIHT- atd Isle are virtiuilly empty as foreign visitors tfeiienilly [Kiss Ireland by. Many hotels keep a skeleton staff on to cuter to tho chance guest. In res ions several will have to close Aug. 31, once the peak of the season. "The ton fist season this year Is just a non-event." one bold operator complained. "'We can blame U entirely on the north- ern troubles. Many people abroad just don't that the republic is peaceful." The Irish tourist bonrd esti- m-'ed tinat perhaps million hrve lo.-', I' f'sre are 31 cent Ercni 'ear, and 18 per ovonll. SHORTS KVKNTSCUT Several sports events for DnbMn ean- ce'lad afier a burned the B-itiF'i embassy hsi February. The magazine Irisli Hotelier and Caterer reports that es- Pollution standards exceeded EDMONTON (CP) Tests of automobile emissions in Al- berta has revealed thai 50.4 per cent of cars exceed standards, the Alberta Motor Association says. However, K. W. Quinn, chair- man of the Edmonton Branch of Oie association said that about 46 per cent of the cars tested since June showed an excessive carbon monoxide reading which is normally cured by a simple carburetor adjustment. Tlie rtandartJs used by the meter assoc! ation were lisbed by the United St atcs government. Cars 1070 and newer arc not to exceed 4.5 per cent carbon ir.onox'de emission and older arc not to exceed seven cent. Tlie motor association i.s about to a second round of te'Mnft in major centres around tVe province. Mr. Quinn said that 31.-I per ceiit of the cars tesled showed excessive hydrocarbons, usual- ly a case of malfunction in the Ignition system. The tests indicated a steady decrease in the amount of pol- lutants being emitted with pro- gressively newer cars. cor ted Inurs to Ireland have dropped by as much as 5H per cent this year. Last year Aer Linens, the na- tional airline, had nu operating loss of iH'arly million after 12 of profits. Chairman Pat- rick Lynch predicted another loss this year. One bright spot in the gloom is that Irish vacationers now can have reasonably-priced holi- days in their country's best re- sorts. And the bargains arc being snapped up by thousands oE Irish living in Britain who know that the violen e is con- fined to ihe north. Duke of Argyll lo open <1INK TOHONTO (Cl1) The Duke ot Argyll, cliic'f of Scotliiml's Campbell clan, will officially tho llirce-Nvck-long 9711) annual Canadian Nnllonal Kxhi- bitlon Aug. 17. In the evening lie will open the four-day Scotlisli World Fes- tival Tattoo at (he CNE's graml- stantl. flic show will feature thousands of pljwrs and dancers from all over Hie world. Former WCP leadercpower hungry' EDMONTON (CP) Doug I.igerhvood of Winnipeg, prcsi- donl of (tie Western parly, says Lloyd Bartlctt of Edmonton was jMnvcr-liungry ami and ha I lo fired (rom his post as i arly lender. iler- icct- cnts inane earlier m tho week by Mr. BartleU when (lie laller an- nounced his resignation from the executive anil parly. Mr. LljjurlwtHxl, In an view here after 71 party I ing here, replied to stolen Mr. Bnrttelt said the parly stiudurc i.s completely twU'm- oci'alie because Ihc president has absolute power