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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 3O THE LfcTHKRIDGE HERALD August 1973 Amusenienl'centre fire kelp Nationalist movement makes headway By ROD CURR1E LONDON The j tragedy of the recent amuse- ment-centre fire that claimed 49 lives and all but killed the Isle of Man's tourist industry has ironically stimulated new en- thusiasm for the island's fledgl- ing nationalist movement. Mild by comparison with ac- tivists Manx nation-1 alists maintain they do not want to make political gain out of the disaster. reports say they no longer are a laugh- ing-stock on the Irish Sea island off Britain and their leailets j decrying ownership and are being read with new interest and broadly discussed. In The Daily Tele- graph says in an editorial that spectacle of outside busi- nessmen dabbling in choice island property sites has been too much for the stomach of some The weekly New says people are outraged by all this wild money which in- fests their island but brings them little and of them are turning to the nationalist movement for solutions.'1 A major complaint has been that many firms register in the island for tax purposes-there is no capital gains tax or death duty do not provide employment COMPANIES ABOUND The Financial Times esti- mated there is one company registered for every person on the population To the the Aug. 2 fire that destroyed the all- weather Summerland centre epitomizes all they say is wrong with island government. They charge fire regulations are be- low the standard demanded in that leasing of the centre to an English hotel group is part of a and that many politicians have vested in- terest through their connections with the tourist and catering trades. members of the Nationalist Mec Vannie of predict they will win seats in the next general election for I he 24-seat House of lower house of the Tvnwald. English is the principal language of the I island colonized by tha Vikings more than years al- I though the Manx version of the Celtic languages still is used with English lor certain official i pronouncements. 1 The more volatile clandestine group known as Fo Halloo charges that the al- leged is turning the island into an off-shore tax haven. So far they have re- stricted their activities mainly to putting up protest posters and daubing paint on the win- dows cl lawyeis and others working lor investors. their thoughtful study on the scope of foreign in- vestment has been widely dis- to the embarrasement of the Manx government. All this is new to the local government since there hag been virtually no party politics on the a British Crown dependency. All but two Labor members of the present Keys are independents. Surrounded by international the island has its own civil serv- flag and although it depends on Britain for its de- fence and leaves foreign affairs to London. New laws are sub- Cremation LONDON A British doctor said today it is a waste of valuable natural resources to cremate human corpses. They should be reprocessed to make he said. Dr. Hender- son of said in a letter to the magazine World Medicine he could visualize the day when a human either by itself or mixed with is repro- cessed to make fertilizer. HIGH COSTS With the exception of centres which can be supplied by the cost of transporting one gal- lon of fuel to the Arctic can be twice the cost of tha fuel itself. milled to the Queen for royal assent. Fo Halloo like Welsh say they are not opposed to and in- but want laws light- ened to prevent abuse of the island by freeloaders. the nationalists say. they want the island even- tually to become a self-govern- ing dominion within the Com- with its own prime minister and government and a multi-party system. Help needed Myron of had more than sympathy for o'der when he arrived with parents at Bell's Island to drive Floyd home from camp. He had a helping hand as for the various para- phernalia one picks up at camp. FORCED your wor V YOU. REALLY SAVE AT GREAT VALUES THROUGHOUT THE STORE SPECIAL SALE ON DEMONSTRATORS THE STORE THESE ARE BUT A FEW OF THE MANY CO-ORDINATES BY A VEST belied I'ont Duiion paicn pocneis B SKIRT pleaied SielO-'S C SHIRT long sleeve str.pea S V L D VEST window pane r gn se 10-18 S20 GET IN ON THE BARGAINS NOW bettyshop E PANTS matcnmg w ooow pdne 18 408 5th Street South Phone 327-8877 ;