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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August LETHBRIDGE Civilians at war with terrorist bombers LONDON (CP) Civilian populations of Europe find themselves at war against the indiscriminate violence of the terrorist bomber The last few weeks, with tne holiday season well under way have seen a frightening i ash oi random bombings in a half-dozen different centres from Birmingham to Brussels to Bologna The attacks, ap- parently perpetrated by groups as diverse as Irish Republican extremists and Italian neo-fascists, may be motivated from opposite ends oi the anarchist spectrum but their victims or potential vic- tims are the or- dinary citizen and his family The two most horrifying in- cidents this last month have occurred in carefree holiday surroundings, in the Tower of London and on the Rome- Munich express BOMBS TAKE TOLL The first explosion suppo- sedly the work of an Irish ex- tremist group killed one woman and injured 42 per- sons half of them children The second claimed by a fascist group which says 'the Nazi flag did not die in Berlin in killed 12 and injured of them, like the London victims, tourists from other countries, uninvolved in local politics Only a few weeks ago, an even worse tragedy was nar- rowly averted when the tim- ing failed on a bomb placed on a jet plane bound from Belfast to London Some extreme political groups profess they are at war and war nowadays involves ci- vilians but it is hard in peace- time to keep a civilian popu- lation in a constant state of alertness against such at- tacks Even more frightening is the apparent freemasonry which seems to exist among anarchist groups of widely diftenng persuasion, enabling them to help each other with weapons and tactics The Provisional wing ot the Irish Republican Army (IRA) lor instance, is known to have made contact with certain Arab guerrilla groups and use similar Soviet-made rocket- launchers The IRA also is rumoured in Dublin to have connections with Breton separatists, and Canada's Quebec separatist extremists were reported at one time to have had international links British military authorities have been preoccupied lor some years with the probabili- ty of having to live with chronic urban violence and Northern Ireland has proved a tragic forcing ground for ex- perience in coping with it But the growing internationalism of terrorist attacks has led to a more international effort among security forces It now appears this is actively being pursued by most countries within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Co-op buys operation Doomsday: is it near? LONDON (Reuter) Deep in the English shires men are meeting secretly and discuss- ing what to do when as they fear doomsday smites the British way of life Such a catastrophe, they be- lieve could possibly arrive by next winter The theory is that strikes leit-wmg intrigue and the ef- tects of inflation may by then topple some of the country s most cherished institutions These vigilante groups, esti- mated by observers to include no more than a few hundreds or thousands of persons, say their sole idea is to provide civil organization skills in the event of a breakdown of law and order They claim to be preparing to operate such facilities as transport and com- riunications in case the regular systems give out un- der civil stress ?4ost noted of their leaders is a former commander-m- chief ot Allied foices in Northern Europe From his farmhouse in Somerset, Gen Sir Walter Walker advocates THE YORK HOTEL proudly presents "WES KUCHERAN" and MAGIC CITY" TONIGHT LABOR CLUB Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th St. North WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT InTheClubrooms THURSDAY, AUG. 8 "BARNEY and the BEERNUTS" FRIDAY and 9 10 "THE 49ers" Members and Invited Guests SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "SUPERDAD" m color Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 8, 9 and 10 Thursday show at 8 15 p.m FAMILY FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "AMERICAN GRAFFITTI" in color Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 8, 9, 10 and 11 Thursday show at 8 00 p m SPECIAL PRICES' ADULT PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE" in color Starring Sean Connery Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 8, 9 and 10 Thursday shows at 700 and 900 pm ADULT TABER Sky View Drive-In THURSDAY BARGAIN NIGHT CAR "PLAY IT AGAIN SAM" in color Starring Woody Allen Thurs- day, August 8 show at 9 40 p m ADULT the organization of regional volunteer forces to run such services as telephone ex- changes and bus lines, but not as a military force TROUBLE SPOTS NOTED Walker said membership in such groups is "concentrated in the North and the Midlands, places where there is most hkelv to be trouble The situation was highlighted by an article in The Times newspaper by Lord Chalfont a former govern ment minister and regular army officer Prison reforms PARIS (Reuter) After several weeks of riots and dis- orders in the country s jails, the French government adopted Wednesday a series of long availed prison reforms The reforms include more visiting hours permission to receive books and publications of the prisoner's choice improved living con ditions and higher pay for prisoners who work At the height of the troubles a majority of France s 170 jails which contain about 28 000 prisoners, were affected by the riots people were killed and extensive damage was caused Safety check Lieut Pierre LeBlanc, 24, of Montreal, makes a safety check through personal exacts of Greek resi- dents at the Ledra Palace Note' located at the heart of recent fighting in Nicosia, Cyprus The hotel is now a United Nations observation post Lieut Le- Blanc is leader of a platoon of Canadians who estab- lished the post on the newly altered "Green Line" which divides warring Turk-Cypnot and Greek- Cypriot armies. Parliament recall proposed OTTAWA (CP) The Social Credit party called Wednesday for emergency recall of Parliament to deal with such problems as the ris- ing cost of living and the difference between prices paid to farmers and prices charged consumers for food- stuffs Lionel Beaudom chairman of the Social Credit caucus said producers are not getting prices that cover their costs while consumers are paying exorbitant prices for food Adnen Lambert vice-chair- man of the caucus blamed the situation on parasites who come between the producer and the consumer Mr Beaudom Mr Lambert and other Social Credit MPs called reporters to their of fices to tell them about the deliberations of the members at the first oartv caucus following the July 8 federal election They also wanted the government to act on a promise to lower the qualify ing age for old age pensions to 60 vears Pensions now are paid at age 65 Union membershipgrows ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NEW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No one under 16 years allowed ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Friday, August 9th Downstairs: "THE OK's" Saturday, August 10th Upstairs: "THE OK's" DIRECT FROM HAWAII "HAWAII 74" AUGUST 5-10 at the MINERS' 733 -13th Street North Members and Invited Guests Only! OTTAWA (CP) Organiz cd labor reported substantial growth in membership at the beginning of 1973 with the proportion of the work force belonging to unions climbing to the highest percentage ever the federal labor depart- ment said Wednesday The total union force climb- ed to 2 556 236 as of Jan 1 1973 while 28 8 per cent of employees including farm workers were union members The figures, which will be reported later in a govern- ment handbook, Labor Organizations in Canada, show a 7 8 per cent rise in un- ion membership In 1972 the government reported 2 union members The 1973 total is also 35 6 pel- cent of the non-agricultural work force In 1972, 34 4 per cent of the non-agricultural force were union members and 27 6 per cent of the total labor force were union members The percentage of union members in the work force has been hovering at the one- third mark since the early 1950s But department figures are 18 months out of date and many unions have been reporting substantial growth since then The largest union, ac- cording to federal figures, is the United Steelworkers of America, listed with COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Public Swimming, Skating, and Museum Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. 12 FRITZ SICK Swim (Adults Only) 12 00 1 00 p m Public Swim 1 00-5 00 p m 6 00-9 00 p Swim (Adults Only) 1200-1 00 pm PUBLIC SWIM 1 00-5 00 p m and 6 00 9 00 p SWIM 1 00 8 00 p Swim 1 00-5 00 p m Family Swim 6 00-8 00 p Swim (Adults Only) 1200 1 00 p m Public Swim 1 00 5 00 p m 6 00-9 00 p m LIONS Swim 1 00-5 00 p m and 6 00-9 00 p Swim 1 00-5 00 p m and 6 00-9 00 p Swim 1 00-5 00 p m and 6 00-9 00 p Swim 1 00 5 00 p m and 6 00-9 00 p Swim 1 00 5 00 p m and 6 00 9 00 p m HENDERSON SWIM 1 1 00 a m -900 p SWIM 1 1 00 a m -900 p Swim 1 00-9 00 p Swim 1 00-9 00 p Swim 1 1 00 a rn 900 p m PLEASE NOTE: to fill in swimming Instructions will be taken at the pool of your choice during the above listed SIR ALEXANDER SALT 00-9 00 p 430 00-5 00 p 00-4 30pm HENDERSON ICE SKATING 9 00 10 00 p Skate 8 00-9 30 p m members but which now says it has about 180 000 GROWING QUICKLY The fast growing Canadian Union of Public Employees (CURE) listed with 167470 members said it had dues paying members at the end of June The department s figures also show a slight decline in the proportion of membership belonging to international un- ions with 56 5 per cent of total union membership in that category In 1972 59 6 per cent of union members were in international unions Rising Canadian nationalism in the labor move- ment and fast growth of public service employees unions have contributed to that change Canadian Labor Congress affiliates represented 1 847 064 of the union members, a rise of more than 120 000 from 1972 but the proportion of congress representation dropped slightly to 72 3 per cent from 72 8 per cent the previous year The Quebec-based Con- federation of National Trade Unions (CNTU) reported 164 492 members the Centrale des Syndicats Democratiques a splinter group from the CNTU had and the nationalist Confederation of Canadian Unions had Unaffiliated unions repre- sented another mem- bers Twelve unions reported more than 50 000 members compared with 10 in 1972 Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short 7 00 9 00 PARALLAX VIEW 7 15 920 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 715915 CONVERSATION 7 25 9 25 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 15 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 700 9 10 THREE MUSKETEERS 7 25 9 40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 10 MATINEE FRIDAY 2 00 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE SLAUGHTER S BIG RIP OFF 9 30 ITALIAN CONNECTION 1125 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 9 30 GATES OPEN 9 00 RESTRICTED ADULT Federated Co operatives Ltd has agreed to manage Newell Vegetables Co operative at Biooks president G M Sinclair has announced Newell processes stores packs and sells tresh root crops (carrots turnips onions potatoes) and cabbaee for its grower members It has a large modern laihtv It was started as a shareholding company about 10 ago and later formed a (0 opeiative Andrew S Cochran toimer manager ol Leader Potato Growers Co-operative at Grand horks BC has been appointed Federated to manage the Newell plant green acres drive-in FRIDAY and SATURDAY ADULT b 0 ERNAT j esf s ADULT LEE VAN BAKER STUART HITMAN, CAPTAIN APACHE SECOND FEATURE Color "UP THE FRONT" Color With Frankie Howard Zsa Zsa Gabor LAST TIMES TONITE "SLAUGHTER'S BIG RIP OFF" Color ITALIAN CONNECTION Gates Open 8 30 p m One Complete Show 9 30 p m TONITE thru SAT. AT P.M. "IT CAN BE SAID, SIMPLY AND WITH THANKS, THAT IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC FAMILY Jay Cocks T me Magai ne THE THREE MUSKETEERS IfrhNlCCLOR PRNSBYDflbXt MATINEE FRI. and SAT at 2 P.M. paramount NOW SHOWING AT P.M. A BREATH-BATING SUSPENSE STORY A HARROWING HINT OF THE SUNLIT TERROR OF OUR TIME' HUME CRONYN WILLIAM DANIELS AND PAULA PRENTISS paramount cinema TONITE thru SAT. AT P.M. WHO KNOWS WHO'S BUGGING WHO THESE FOR YOURSELF SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Harry Caul will go anywhere to bug a private conversation His talents are unequalled They ve already been responsible for three murders Directors Company presents GeneHackman. "The Conversation" Fronds Ford Coppola Color by TECHNICOLOR A Paramount Pictutos Release ;