Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 90. The Letltbrtdge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 204 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES Parting shots ring through U.S. house I5y ROD CUnRiE WASHINGTON (CP) Congress has quit lor a month-long vacation after exchanging parting shots with the WliHe House, each accusing the other of foot- dragging on vital legislation. President Nixon, through two aides, complained about Congress' leisurely pace and his administra- tion's "feeling of urgency" about such stalled domestic legislation as welfare reform, revenue sharing and na- tional health insurance. He could make a good case. In the seven months since Nixon called for "a new American revolution" through such legislation, the Congress 1ms not passed a single such bill with the possible exception of the Emergency Employment Acl to provide public service jobs in the face of growing unemployment. Instead, Ihe legislators labored on legislation their own inspiration, contending it was more vital than the proposals set out by Ihe While House. In reply to While House attempts to. pin the do- nothing label on Congress, House Speaker Carl Albert replied: Sees no cause "A party which cannot manage the nation's econ- omy betler than (.his has no cause to carp at a Demo- cratic Congress which has done what it can to sur- mount administration lethargy." Of course, it is traditional for progress to be slower when one party controls tlie Congress and the other foi-ms the administration. Thus it was good politics for Republican Nixon to criticize a Congress in which Democrats control the Senate by 55 to 45 seals and the House of Repre- sentatives by 255 to 180 seals. But he made his feelings known only through the two deputies, raising speculation that he would save an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontaton for the 1972 election year. An additional annoyance to Nixon was the fact that much of the legislation Congress did pass served to add to government spending, sometimes giving the president more money lhan he sought or wanted. Ten of 14 appropriation bills went through, increasing the budget hy ?2 3 billion after the government ended the fiscal year last month with a 523 billion deficit, second largest since the Second World War. One of the cornerstones of Nixon's new revolution was a scheme to share vast sums of federal revenue wilh state and local governments. But Congress resents the idea of expanding its unpopular role as tax col- lector and then turning the money over to the states on a no-strings basis. So the plan is bogged down and unlikely to emerge in anything like the form Nbton urged. Plan stalled Another Nixon idea Dial k stalled is his welfare reform plan to guarantee every poor family of four an annual income of at least strong plank he was counting on for his campaign platform. On tlie other hand, Congress extended the law em- powering the president to control wages and prices as an anti-inflation device Nixon has been dead set against from the start of his term in office. It also passed a bill authorizing S2 billion to help build public works already planned. Nixon vetoed it as ineffective, but later signed a watered-down version. To add to the controversy, congressional leaders' are talking of adjournment by Oct. 15, which many observers feel is an impossible goal in view of a work load which includes the lengthy annual debate on the defence department budget. It all has the makings of a good political issue ra next year's presidential election unless relations be- tween Capitol Hill and the White House unusually cool m recent months shows a sharp improvement after Congress' vacation. Is teacher breaking law? EDMONTON (CP) If a teacher makes several copies of an article and gives them to his studenls, is he breaking (he Jaw? This question, parl nt a complex copyright issue, was discussed by delegates al the Canadian Educa- tional Communications conference. "When I first became involved wilh educational media, I thought I could forget about said Dcrwyn Davics, director of the Seven Oaks school division of "However, I snon found out differently.'1 Mr. Davics, a member of the panel, said the copy- right issue is closely lied to the problems of easy ac- cess li) all malcrials for research and education and the issue is certainly not clearly defined. "I doubt lhal if would be an offence infringing on the copyright, laws lo write a .'ingle copy of a poem on a blackboard. "Hut it may be another Mlirn a makes copies nf thai Hint slydonis have lo huy Ilir hook Mi- P.ivir.-. Jll rirlll. ll 111" corninc IS rlvmf. 'VlMjin nun rc.-pili IT'- llownci, onrn lrclunc.il devices sucli af, copy- ing machines and vidco-lnpc units are used, thero miplil have lo he some controls. There might well Ho a difference between copying nnd duplicating, wilh Iho former term dealing wilh only one copy and Ihe latter referring lo several copies. Thus copying likely would he legally acceptable lull ihiplii-alini; may noble, copyright law. Tragedy of the homeless piles up in civil war IRISH REFUGEES FLEE Women and children from slrife-lorn Norlhern Ireland, orrive in Ihe Irish army camp a) Gormanstown, County Loulh, afler fleeing across Ihe border into the Irish republic. BELFAST (CP) St-orchcd bricks and gaping shells that once were not homes on the edge of Belfast make their own grim commentary on the failure of a once-hopeful experiment. The few brave attempts to mingle Proteslanls and Roman Catholics along terraced streets in such areas as predominantly Catholic Ardoyne have col- lapsed as completely as Uie slalc roofs of Ihe Iwo-slorey houses. Many were set on fire by their Protestant owners Monday nighl ralher than have them fail into the hands of "the Fenians." Calholic homes were destroyed as well by the advancing flames. Now Ihe Iragcdy of homeless refugees, of both religions, has been piled upon Ihe cruel viol- ence of Ulster's virtual civil war. Nearly 300 Belfast Protestant families were made homeless by Monday's scorched-earth ac- tion. The futility of the whole thing in a city desperately short of decent housing is reflected in this comment from a housewife in one of Ardoyne's Protestant streets: "It was a proud area. We weren't going to let them get our houses." WILL NEVER RETURN A Protestant man who had lived in a mixed area for 35 years said he had always got on well with his Catholic neighbors, but he will never again return to a mixed street "because the atmosphere has gone all wrong." Most of the Protestant refu- gees, now virtually squatters in the new municipal development of Glencairn in Belfast, said they feared Catholic attacks just before their frenzied evacu- ation. Some of the women spoke of intimidation by "duck squads" Protestant name for bands of Catholic housewives who blow whistles and bang the lids of garbage cans to summon their men to action. The homeless families are being helped by the Glencairn Tenants' Association with clothes and food. Some have broken into half-completed houses and now have a roof over their hesds if nothing else. Others have moved in with friends in different areas of the battered city. Meanwhile Calholic refugees are slreaming over the border to the transit camp at Gorman- slon set up by Ihe Republic of Ireland government in a First World War training camp. From here many proceed to other camps in the south of the republic. There already are seven such camps and more may be opened. The Irish Red Cross is helping with food and medical supplies. student militia Bloodshed continues may be dropped WAINWRIGHT fCP) De- fence Minister Donald Macdon- aid said Tuesday summer stu- dent militia and civilian youth leadership programs may not be continued next year Whether the programs will be supported for their third year will depend largely on the views 'Come quid; dear! I've found a country you've never been lo'.' Poison alert lifted BONN (Reuter) Police today lifted a poison alert on a stretch of Europe's busiest wa- terway, the Rhine, alter highly- volatile nrthoxylol fluid leaked from a barge. All shipping between Cologne and Dusseldorf was hailed Tues- day night in case the orthoxylol, which has a low ignition point when it comes into contact with ten air, exploded Road traffic was diverted from a riverside stretch of the liighway between the tsvo Rhine cities. Bargemen, working through the night, finally suc- ceeded in pumping about 80 tons of the dangerous fluid from (lie barge into other vessels. of youths involved this year, he said. Camp Wainwright, about 150 miles southeast of Edmonton, is one of three bases in the coun- t.-y where the programs are un- der way. While visiting the camp on a tour of western armed forces facilities, the minister was told that 111 of the 550 youlhs in the civilian program had dropped out. DROPOUT RATE HIGH The minister said the dropout rate was due to disappointment in the courses, disliie for the mass-living environment, homesickness and the desire for a holiday before returning to school. The civilian program in- cluded first aid, bush survival, defensive driving, navigation training and leadership skills. Tlie fate of the militia pro- gram will also depend on fed- eral defence policies, the min- ister said, which are likely to be clarified within two weeks. About 400 student members of inililia groups from Thunder Ont. to Victoria are about midway in a six-week training program at the camp. Both programs are partially intended to ease student unem- ployment in the summer months. in northern Ireland Jefferson collision kills two JEFFERSON Two persons were killed and six others in- jured when two trucks collided head on Tuesday on a district road I12 miles southeast of here. The two dead and five oi the. injured were in one truck while the other person injured was the driver and sole occupant the second truck. Killed were Mrs. Devina N'el- soii, 33, and her daughter Deb- orah 4, both of Cardston. Jefferson is about 15 miles southeast of Cardston. BELFAST (CP) British troops and Irish republican ter- rorists continued fighting today and the death toll since Monday rose to 20. The fighting was confined for the moment to this Ulster capi- tal while street warfare died down in other cities, including Londonderry and Newry. More than 100 persons have been wounded and millions of dollars worth of damage has been done since riots started Monday in the wake of an Uls- ter government proclamation of a law permitting internment without trial. Now, with many stores shut- tered and many workers unable to move in the cluttered streets, a food shortage was-starting to hit parts of Belfast. TROOPS FIGHT ALL Tuesday night mobs of Protes- tants and Romaji Catholics bat- tled each other. Rival factions of the outlawed Irish Republi- can Army clashed. Troops and police fought all of them in an attempl to restore order. Tlie rebels appeared to be re-enaclting Dublin's 1916 upris- ing when Eamon de Valera, now president of the Irish Re- public, led a rebel detachment in the seizure of Bolands Mills, a flour mill and bakery. In the midst of the violence, police continued questioning persons arrested in massive raids earlier. An informed source said 230 persons have been detained after questioning and are held in Cramlin Road .prison and on a former submar- ine depot ship, HMS Mainslone, in Belfast harbor. HOLT) MOST This source said Prime Minis- ter Brian Faulkner would sign internment orders against the majority of the detainees. Patrick Hiliery, foreign minis- ter of the Irish Republic, met for 90 minutes in London with Reginald Maudling, the acting British prime minister. Trudeau revamps cabinet OTTAWA (CP) Robert Stanbury, minister responsible for citizenship, has been named minister o f communications, Prime Minister Trudeau an- nounced today. Martin O'Connell to-Scarborough and Ali- stair Gillespie Eto- bicoke) were also named to the cabinet. Mr. Gillespie has been appointed minister of state for science and technology; Mr. O'Connell minister without port- folio to assist State Secretary Gera-d Pelletier. Mr. Trudeau made the an- nouncement in his office follow- ing a cabinet meetting today. New mechanical heart implanted in patient BLOOD OF BATTLE British Iroops examine a pool of blood near the bakery in Belfast where a gun battle raged early Wednesday. Gastowners gas up for repeat riot DETROIT (AP) Sinai Hos- pital said loday surgeons im- planted a new. partially-me- chanical heart device in a Kt- year-old man in a 10-hour oper- ation overnight, The palicnl receiving Iho "P''ik'h hnnslcr'1, a permanent Mia'lr nf silicons rubber ll.Wlil! UulrnMlfjrrl ;15 lln.Ml Mi.-inl.-, n[ tnliiiikiii MM-I! A (lip. sljnjrr.r successful, and Ihe patient was doing well. The booster pump is air-pow- e.red and can he used us long as needed. The device is a newer version of an earlier mechanical device used in two other opera- tions. It is smaller in' size and Miniilor in design, (lie hospital wild. Tlie. Mirjin-.ii icaui headed by Dr. Adrian KanlrowiU who Dec. 6, 19C7, performed the world's second heart transplant and the first in (he Uniled States. Dr. Kantrowite also de- vc loped the artificial pace- maker which keeps Ihe heart beating rcpilarly. The spokesman said the opcr- Alien m.irkefl Ihr [ii-si. use in q I'lMii.-in nt j nottlv-flevr-lopcd iwlii-illy-nirr.lii'iiiical heart vice, lie said Ihe dcvire is simi- lar lo an artificial heart used hy Dr. Dculon A. Cooley at St. Luke's 'Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Tex., in Dr. Cooley implanted Ihe me- chanical device in the chest, of a 47-year-old man nnd lefl it there for (T> hours, replacing it wilh a liiiiiian hearl. The patient died .10 hours after Ihe ti unspiaiil. VANCOUVER (CP) Mayor Tom Campbell has predicted re- newed violence between police and young people this weekend in the old Gaslown area on the waterfront where a protest against drug arrests turned into a violent riot. In a television interview Tues- day on CBC, Mr. Campbell said what happened lasl Saturday "was iwccssary and ni.ty be nccrs.sary .ifiam. Anybody lhal goes lo liaslmvii Sat- urday nidil, ii'iiy br ''.'indint; ia ni'rjrjlr of a He1 Ihe 'rrrn prfv vokrd iiilo arlinn S n I 11 i rl 3 v niphl, ,1 Malcmenl ronlrndirled by many eyewitnesses, includ- ing two aldermen, who said Ilia iv.is peaceful until riot, police moved in on two-mimilc notice to break it up. Karlior in the day, eily conn- e i 1 i I hon I Ihe .support of Mayor Campbell -uilrd In ask Altorncy-ticncral Leslie Pe- terson to investigate the inci- dent. Mr. Campbell favored a probe by the police commission, and a government inquiry only if the commission's findings warranted one. The preliminary report said (here were only isolated cases of police over-reaction, Mayor Campbell said. Seen ond heard Abouf town COSTANZO arriv- ing at work with half a loaf of dry bread wlu'lc his lunch, in a similar bag, snt on the kitchen table Doris 1'rovost falling asleep in front of Ihe television set while her Rues I discussed Ihe occult "ill) her landlady. ROBERT Montana fights fires HELENA, Afoul. (API-Act- ing Governor Thomas L. Judge declared a stale of emergency Tuesday aiid directed Mon- tana's adjutant general to order uilo active duty National Guard units needed (o help fight forest and range fires. Of prime interest, said judge, is the Buck Creek fire near Missoula, whore a fire nn slate lands is raging over -106 acres. The largest fire in (he state is Ihe WO acre Ncwhouse C'oolie fire about ,rifl miles southwest nf Jordan in eastern Montana.