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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IE7HBRIDGE HERALD Sntlmloy, Augusl 21, 1971 itish courts really hand out world's finest justice? Hy .IOIIN Li'IlI.AM' UJN'ININ' Do IlK' KHlnh nmi'ls mlly iKllKl dill NIC In fairly icccnt >ears the wrong man has surely been handed in one case. Obviously innocent men have been sent lo jail. Hi a couple of cas.es at present in the1 headlines, inur- I (lt-l' convictions are Striinw decisions ciop up lionwl. One cr the accused went to Hie gallows. Two t-rs arc aci'ving life. At lower levels lliere is a j steady flow- of peculiar (loci- I sions, many among Ihc j unpaid and untutored magis- Iratcs who fill tlic Iwnches of Britain's lower courts. There arc also some ques- tions about the way Ilic I3i it- ish police, generally supposed to lean over backward to make sure a prisoner gels a fair shako, may have cut cor- ners in presenting cases to the e (juris. Russia looks to the sea LONDON' The. prospect of w.n- viih China may lead the Soviet rnion lo senuir.c co-operauon with the West, says a new analysis by a Urilish de- fence r.sperl of the ever-growing j Soviet sea power. 11 also point1, up ibe fact ihat expansion of ilie Sovicl navy into one of Ihc v.nrid's major j sea POV.IT.-, atler centuries of being mainly a land power, isj closely file ex-1 pansion of its mereiianl and felling Heels. This may be as much part of, the Soviet (k'sire for self-suffi- ciency ns lo avoid being a hos- tage lo the Wesl. resulting from j experiences in world wars ami Ihe Culu'n missile crisis of J962. seems clear, says (he analysis, is ih.ii Ihe Soviet Union no'.v nims lo be a mari- time superpower for Ihe eco- nomic, niilitaj-y and political] benefits it may gain. i The argument is prt-senlecl by David I'airhall, defence corrc- spondeni of The Guardian news- paper, in a book entitled Rassia Looks to the Sea. I Fairhall, who has served as Russian mtcrprclcr in (he Royal Navy and studied Russian ship- ping as a consultant to the Brit- ish shipping industry, examines Ihe explosive1 expansion nol only of Ihe Soviet navy, hut also of Ihe merchant marine and (lie fishing industry. He concludes thai basically the Soviet nary is still largely a defensive wcspon. Ihovgh its role is changing and il already has some offensive tics. "II is equally clear lliat the Russians arc st'ill operetta" with a naval instrument fashioned primarily for the deterrence of nuclear war and strategic de- fence against it." he miles. ''It still has no carriers. It concentrated instead on sub- HE'S THE REEL HITLER! Swiss-American actor Billy Frick, center, poses as Adolf Hitler in scene of American documentary movie being produced in Munich. Plot deals with attempted assassination of -former German dictator on July 20, 1944. Flanking Frick are two actors as SS soldiers aiding bloodied "Miller" away from the scene after Ihe "explosion." Chattel slaves in world United Nations informed TATTED NATIONS CAP) There arc "a fev hundred thousand" rhaiti'l slaves in the world, says Col. Palvick j Montgomery, secretary of Ilic I Anli-Slavery Society of Lon- I don, v.'hich lias hecn Multi-pact for Kell .n .-API PUI.S- burgh Penguins of Ihc National Ilockoy Li-ay uc Friday an- nounCL-r] the- signini? of coach and general manager Leonard (Rcdj Kolly io a five-year con- tract. leiminK it "one of the largest multi-year contracts in spnrLs." The club Ihal Kelly signed Ihf agreement Aug. I, prior to Ih? wage-price, freeze, and that Ihe announcement delajcd by Kelly's extended va- cation and a v, cck of meetings with players, Terms of Ihc agreement not In Ki-liy's season ns Pittsburgh's coach, lie guided the team to tho West. Division fi- nals. Last season IK- was promoted Lo coach and general man- ager, hul HIP injury-jilagiiiHl club failed lo make the playoffs. C.MI.S (ou.ini-: AUXK1UIK, France (AP) ft) cars cullidrd in a chain-reaetion accident Friday when tho lead par in a long lino all forms of slavery since The 195fi Geneva Supple- meiuary Contention against slavery and practices banned not only chattel slav- ery but also debt bondage, serfdom, sale of children and servile marriage. Col. Montgomery, intcr- vieu'pd ho re, pslimaled ihat persons subjected to all those forms of involuntary servi- Iwle. excepl h.ird-toprove scrub marriage, number "about 10 million." If servile m.'im'age was counted in, Ihc l'Hal would br- much higher. Testifying earlier before a t.'.V hody, he .said liis sonrly had reason to believe some form of bondage is "a recog- nizable element in llrc pa Kern of society in 17 African coun- tries, K) A.sian countries and .six Latin American coun- tries." His .society has studied one cnunlry where impoverished peasants were flogged, branded, mutilated ami, as a la.si resorl, tni-mvl on! of Ihcir houses lo starve if failed lo grov, stipulated quantities illegal opium. "In the same country chat- tel slavery too and children of bolli sexes are iiolh .sold and given as gifts and used bolh as domestic help and sexual givilifica- Siamese twins West Gt-rmnny (Heiitcr) Siamese shmrd down in heavy linked so lifjitly at the rain, Tv.o killed i ]ieKis that llipir sex cannot be nnd -12 were, injured, police re- i determined, were born at a ported. I hospital hero. are of course j extremely powerful offensive! but are nevertheless: inflexible. "Vet if the shift towards an offensive stralegy most Western j commentators claim (o delect is fundamental, it must eventually lie reflected in the physical shape of the Soviet navy." Fairhall believes that event-; ir-ally the Russians will develop a ship to carry fixed-wing air-' craft. Fair-hall is impressed by the; over-all strengthening of Rus-j sian interest in Ihe i widespread fishing fleets as j much as its navy. "The most impressive thing about Russia's maritime ambi- lions is not their specific im- pact, but their scope: the fact that they embrace even" aspect of sea power and are based on such a broad program of re- search and education. "The aparent co-ordinal ion of the various fishing, commercial, a major test of Communist state planning. Their political direc- tion is a test of whether the Russian Communist system can match the A Vest em capitalist one ES an instrument of world- wide imperialism. Russia, the great landpower, has curiously chosen to fight the ideological; battle at I FLAWS The British section of the International Commission of Jurists, named Justice, picks some disturbing flaws in the legal system. It finds there are loo many convictions on Use basis of faulty identifica- tion, apparently abetted by police anxious lo close a file. Justice also criticizes the haphazard way that arrested persons cither are or are not sent to in.il without bail before trial. The big current case in- volves a murder for which two men arc doing Brit- ain now has no hanging- in the killing of a slot-machine operative in an apparent power wrestle among the fra- ternity. Angus Sibbctt, with a firm supplying one-armed bandits lo clubs in Britain's northeast, was found dead in his Jaguar in the Durham village of. South Hetton in January, 1BG7. Sibbett had been taken for a ride and shot up. Who did it is what concerns many people in luph places now. Two men were convicted of murdering Jiiin. In retrospect, some Iliink they were wrongly convicted and senleneei] to life on shaky evidence. Ti't're arc suggestions a neat and tidy frame-up by criminals, rarely worked here. Lawyer David Naplcy, writ- ing in the Journal of the Law Society, says he is convinced Ihat at least Michael Luvag- lio, one of the tuu who drew life, is innocent. N'apley acted for Luvaglio in an unsuccess- ful appeal. Geoffrey Rhodes, MP for Newcastb-iipon-Tynu Ea s t, has written: "Many people who have made a close study of Ihe case fvre convinced thai Lu- vaglio and (Dennis) Stafford (the other convicted man) did not do it. Fifty MPs have urged me lo try to get (lie case reopened because they suspect that a miscarriage of justice has taken place." Lord Hussell of Liverpool, n distinguished defence lawyer, has virtually devoted his re- tirement to reopening the case of James llanrmly. ancther man with whom British jus- tice may or may not catch up. TOO LATE TO HELP Han. a L L y was convicted nine years ago in what has famous as the "AG murder" from Ihc name of a highway alongside which a man was snot to death and his mistress wounded. Another man confessed lo Ihe murder .UK! (lien retracted (lie confes- sion. The government has persis- tently refused to open the case, though new evidence keeps fiftting scraped up, ap- parently pointing, if ncl to Ham-ally's outright innocence, at Jea.st io his J.'.eing found guilty on thin evidence1. If the Roveir.mcnt ever acts, il will foe loo liile Lo help lliin- ratty. He was hanged in 19G2. Another bungled capital case was that of Timothy Evans, who received the Queen's free pardon in JWiG. For Evans this unfortunately also was loo laic. He wag liangftf in Jy.10 a murder he obviously did not commit. .luslice'.s magazine also has put Hie finder or, several un- publicizcd cases and says the editors "there are mere- miscarriages of justice than there ought to be." New Deal To export ants WARSAW (Renter) Poland is to expert whole ant nests to Bulgaria under an agreement signed here. Bulgaria's forestry specialists consider Polish ants more effective in cnrr.batling wood ppsls than their Bulgarian counterparts. I FIRST IN SALES! FIRST TO ARRIVE! 1972 TOYOTAS JAPAN'S NO. 1 IMPORT ON DISPLAY NOW TRAVEL CENTRE Coutts Highway PHONE 337-3165 New Democrats in the Legislature will work for direct in- centive grants to farmers, stronger farm bargaining power, a land bank, lower machinery costs, and a prevention of cor- porate take-overs of farm land. The family farm can and will be saved with a New Democratic Prty Government. Meet DAVID LEWIS, August 26th 3-5 p.m. in the NDP Committee Rooms 319 5th Street S. In LETHBRIDGE EAST vote DOUG POILE LETHBRIDGE WEST vote KLAAS BUIJERT PINCHER CREEK vote OR. CLARENCE SMITH LITTLE BOW vote EDWARD RODNEY MACLEOD vote DR. SID CORNISH INSERTED BY THE AtBERTA NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY EATON'S Jeans, no-wale corduroy- Brown, 11.00. Anfron Shirt, Beige. 10.00 Skimp Pullover, acrylic Grape 10.00 Blazer and HoJskirl, no-wafe corduroy. Gold or Bur- gundy. Set 30.00. Blazer, cordoroy. Black. 17.00. Shirt, poly- ester, while. 10.00. GO NON-STOP IN CORDUROY! Love clothes willi lots of mileage? Non-stop corduroy is for you! Falls top fabric in classic pinwale weave or super-velvefy no-wale wave. All aglow with colour. Non-stop for town, country or campus. Pick a snap- py blazer Fall's rave look. Pair it with its own little hotskirt, a clingy ribbed sweater. Or use it to rev up last year's looks. See how many ways you can wear them. All you need is a little imagination (and a fun visit fo Eaton's Junior Corduroy fashions, 5 io 13 collectively. Tops, Fashions, Main Floor. Buy Line 328-8811. All other calls dial 327-8551. Shop Monday 9 a.m. to p.m. ;