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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HOT jj FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 80-85. lethbridge Herald K, MUJKKTA, TIIKSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 36 PAGES Backlas risk of Ulster ta BELFAST (CP) The death loll in three years of communal warfare in Northern Ireland reached 500 Monday night, re- vised police figures showed, as noman Catholic politicians opened secret peace talks with British officials. Police headquarters said Wil- liam Henry Creighton, 40, a lance corporal in the Ulster De- fence Regiment, became the 500th victim, of. the violence that started M months ago. The first fatality was on Aug. 14, 1969. Creighton was killed by a gunman hiding in the bushes 15 yards from lus home at Mag- heravelly, close to (he border with the Irish repuhh'c. Police said the count of 500 was a revision. Earlier, Creighton's death, a total o[ 493 was being used by The Associ- ated Press, but all such figures arc considered inexact because lire guerrillas of the Irish Re- publican Army usually carry cff Lheir dead and bury them secretly. NEW DEMOCRATIC TEAM? Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern (left) talks with his choico for vice-president, R. Sar- gent Shrivcr, at McGovern's home in Washing- ton. McGovorn said hi? would recommend Shri- vor to Ihc Democratic National Committee, which convenor tonicjhl. token resistance facing Shriver tonight image abroad lly MAS HAKVLV Keillors I.OXDOX ronlmuing liibcjr unrest Is damaging ilrilain's iniernational reputation and raising funrta- ment.i! tjuestions about Ihe rule of law in industry. Courtroom hearings, mass picketing, street demon- l slralior.s and work stoppages have become almost commonplace vis Iho world's oldest industrial widely struggles to adapt to technological change and legislation. What many regard as Ihe gravest labor rolalinas crisis lirilain hns seen in years crime lo a head in July. rive iintHicial (fockwurkrv lenders, heading a protest (igainsl of jobs in Ilritisli ports because of contain- v.'ere imnrisoncd for nearly a week afler flouling, tho urders of a new, controversial industrial court. The result was an unofficial shutdown of all ports, sympathy and a call for a general strike, llm first in -Ifi years. The strike call was withdrawn when Ihe men wore freed from jail. SOMK CTI'K ANAHCIIV Commentators spoke of Ihc dangers of industrial anarchy anil who was running Hie country. They saw the country Hint nave the world ILs first industrial revolution apparently bent on periodic con- frontation lietwecn worker and slate. At tile centre of the argument is an Inrlu.slrial de- lations Act put through f'arliamcnt a year ago by a Conservative government determined to put legally en- forceable lirnil.s to trade, union jxnver. Tile Ihn'al of industrial turmoil political anfaf'.r'i'i.Mii and to Hriliar.'s econom- ic progress at a time when foreign opinion was calling for rcali'-tic: anli-inllalionary measures to support Ihii floatini: pound. Tiif ruing ('cnincrvativcs acruswl Ihe Opposi- lioii o[ using Ihe indusli'in! crisis as a vr- liirle for poliiiv at lacks aimed at (oiTing the govern- ment oil of otlice, regardless of Ihe riglils and wrongs of Hie habur replied Ihiil I'rinu' Minister flealli was run- liini! n ri'ai'litiii.n s. lirjrrl faced government that justi- fied AUKVVAKI) Idli tll.vni rlouiK gathered al ;rn Hmo for HeaUfs Tlu-v ifimrncd Hiilnin's global image vhen il.s .si'hcfluled cnlry inlo 1'ie luirojiean Common Murkct was inoaths osvay. major ileveliiiJOieiils had combined lo push Britain to the brink of indusli ial anarchy and arouse fears llril i-'- gaininj: a firmer place iti the union more (ban 10 mil- linn si Onf Ihc InrhHrinl Kolalions Art.n blorklnislrr of IYII clair-cs regarrlcd by government minis- ter.1; as among llu-ii priniifc.sf months of office. EVissn! into law In August, anrl laking full effett l''cbnKiiy, Hie act was designed to pive Hri- lain .sojni-tliing it i IT rnbinpl ,inrl ynu will nolioo Hint 1 Mr. Small wood from the because of the amount of service he has given to Newfoundland.1' But Mr. Moores said civil ac- lion may be taken by the gov- ernment which he would like to sco settled, out of court. Seen and heard About town IMIOUD I) a v i (I Tiinms out cigars for the tliroo ninv jicldilioDS to his family lii.s clog tot! puppies IxMlibridge visilor Kicti- .nrcl Craliiim losing his pine. until he looked in his slrirf. porkot Marlha Cook dis- covering her missinp loolli behind a ciisluon on her chesterfield. Talks hegan In secret Mon- day between Britain's adminis- trator for Northern Jreland, Whitelaw, and leaders of the Social Democratic and Labor party, the opposition group that represents the prov- ince's Roman Catholic minor- ity. The talks were io continue to- day, liut noljody would say what was discussed or what progress, if any, made. CONDITIONS DELICATE lioth sides are operating un- dtr delicate conditions. White- lav; faces tho possihility of backlash from the Protestant majority for talking fo the Catholics while violence per- sists. The SDI.P risks being repu- diated for talking with the Brit- ish while British troops occupy Ihe Catholic enclaves hitherto ruled by the IRA and while tho policy o! internment without trial still is in force. Sources said opposition politi- cians (here included party chief Gerry Fill, John Hume and party manager Paddy Devlin. London it was learned that government plans lo hold a plebiscite on the disputed bor- der in Ireland are well ad- vanced. It may be held in No- vember, sources said. Austin Ardill, deputy leader of the Ulster Vanguard, told re- porters: 'We shall make it abundentiy clear that no matter what concessions are made to the SDLP, they will be resisted very forcibly by the Loyalist people. We believe there can be no political settlement with rebels." There have been seven deaths in Ihe lasl two days in- cluding five British soldiers killed. Monday, there five deaths including three British soldiers and the UDR lanco corporal. Great importance was at- tached to Whitelaw's meeting with the Catholic politicians. Slides alter east face of mountain Two minor landslides on Chief Mountain during the past week have "altered (he east face of the mountain some- a Glacier National Park official said today. The most recent slide on Saturday was the smaller of the two, Clyde Folley, manager of the East Glacier park en- trance said. The mountain is located just inside Ihe United States border at the Chief Mountain port of entry. Tlie bigger slide, which oc- curred Aug. 1, left a shroud of dust around the peak. Mr. Folloy said there was little dust from the slide Sat- urday but that vision around the mountain was obscured by low cloud cover. There have been no reports of people tieing near the slido area when the sedimentary rock gave Mr. Folley said. lie said most mountain planning to challenge the peal: report In bis office, but none have recently. Climb- ers will advised against making Ihc ascent. During the weekend, people entered the park at Iho Many Glaciers entrance, which is closest to the mountain, Mr. Foliey said. They have not talked officially the British government. lo the government since July, lfJ71, when members of the party withdrew from the Prol- es t a n t-dominated provincial parliament, since suspended by .Militanl Protestants believed that Whilelaw already had made some concessions to get (he Catholics to the conference table. VANCOUVER (CP) Labor- management mistrust emerged as a major factor in the Van- couver dock shutdown Monday that paralyzed port activity in advance of any official strike or lockout. Work came to a on gen- eral import and export cargo movements, bulk cargo, coastai freight shipments, assignments in the dock warehouses, and there was no dispatch of men to six ships here for grain. Longshoremen began leaving their jobs Sunday in a dispute with the B.C. Maritime Em- ployers' Association over hiring ball practices and methods of assembling work gangs. So far, the dispute has been confined to Vancouver. Ed Strang, association presi- dent, estimated that by late Monday afternoon the port was working at only 15 per rent ca- pacity. At least a dozen ships were in port, but there were only 10 gangs for a total of SO longshoremen on (he job. The tmion claimed its mem- bers were locked out; the em- ployers said they were the vic- tims of wildcat walkout. About GOO memljers of the In- ternational Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 500, have been reporting directly to work on the docks. They are mostly equipment op- erators. Another are dis- patched through the hiring hall. I-'KAR DISPARITY The union fears that the 600 figure will increase slowly while the 1.200 figure will de- crease rapidly as more modern docks are built here and more modern crane ships handle in- ternational cargoes. The union wants all the man- power dispatched by the hiring hall to spread out Ihe work. The employers say that the union's fear of a reduction in the work force Is unfounded and that, as the port grows and modernizes, it will simply he matter of shifting men now on thi dispatch system to the regular work force. They say the union leaders want to maintain a tight control over the work force through the hiring hall. Wage rates on the waterfront are S5.03 an hour for laborers up to SS.33 for mechanics han- dling the equipment. Other ports involved In nego- tiations for a new contract are New Westminster, Victoria, Na- naimo, Port Alberni and Prince Rupert. The old contract ex- pired July 31. Tempers grow hot LONDON (Reuler) A com- mittee representing port unions and management meets here today lo consider the question of job basic issue behind Britain's 12-day national dock strike. The committee had been ap- pealing to container firms- companies whose modernized techniques have cut down number of jobs for longshore- take on more men, but there has been little response so far. Observers noted that unless the deadlock can be broken quickly, Ihe strike could well last another two weeks. Closure of ports has not yet seriously affected most Britons in terms of supplies. But unless animal feeds can be brought into I lie country by the end nl the week, farmers will bo forced to slaughter pigs and poultry. CAST TEI.L CHICKENS "People don't seem to realize how far Iliings have a spokesman for the agriculture ministry "You and can go without a rneal, but you can't (ell a chicken that he has nr.thmg to cat." The situation could become "quite critical" unless essential Ingredients fvom abroad for liigh-prolein food mixes were made available, Ihe spokesman said adding: "This must lead to some slaughtering." Fighting broke out on a dock, side picket line Monday. About 250 dockers from Hull and Goole in central England con- verged on Scunthorpe to picket non-union wharves where two timber sliips were being un- loaded. Pickets, longshoremen, truck drivers and police got cm- broiled in a scuffle after which 17 men were charged with breach of the peace. Preliminary hearing date set CRANBROOK A Plaster, Rock, N.B., man will appear in provincial judge's court here Aug. 15 for a preliminary hear- ing on a charge of non-capital murder. The hearing date was set Monday after Paul Kent Mc- Carty, 21, was formally r.harg- ed with non-capilal murder fol- lowing Ihe death of .lohn How- ard Cale, 43. of Cranbrook lats Saturday right. A spokesman for the Cron- brook RCMP reports Mr. Gale's body was discovered in a downtown boarding house early Sunday morning, Mr. McCnrty will remain in custody until the preliminary hearing. Sjkes is confident new chief will triumph over controversy CAUiAHY (SP> Despite objections from several alder- men, .Mayor Rrxf Sykcs is eon- vinred Chief (linrlos R. (Iain emerge as head of Hie mrm department. "Tit arfliie ihnl cmmcil has iwl. Inid n voice in Iliis selec- tion is Every step of the council lins kept informed of in the JKV. lice commission's for