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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta REAL SULTRY HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY 80. LKTIIBRIDGIC, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 30 PAGES power squeeze IRA blows UP customs post; seven killed A MIGHT TO REMEMBER Pat Nixon acknowledges tributes HOD CUJIHIK nf THE CANADIAN MIAMI BKAHI Conservatives and literals, split rtvrr lite shiipt! nf convent ion four years Inrcalnrnxf n floor as Mi? Republican national c.nn- vonUon prepared In imimumiln Nixon to- night. The fighl on the, convention floor, if if. Lakes place, could expose a deep split Ixjtwcen small-stale conserva- tives and large-state moderates who are looking to tho mmi who will .succeed Nixon in 197C, .should the presi- dent, win another four-year term in November. Conservatives arc solidly for Vice-President Spiro Agncw, who will again be Nixon's running male this year. But the liberals In would like to see someone who would appeal to moderate and independent voters. 'Die issue over which Hie two sides arc fitting is llic formula which would be used to increase the num- of in the convention to achieve a broader ba.se for women, blacks tincl youth. The, battle 1ms been Koitif: on iiv committees (or the last two weeks in Miami Beach, bill, reached a chmalJc vote in a Miami Reach hotel room JUKI before mid- night Monday night. The conservatives won hands down and left a dis- pirited hand of liberals to wonder U" they should risk a bitter battle today on the convention floor with mil- lions ol votciTS watching on television. As Ihe rule.s committee battled for almost nine hours, the rest of tho convention on opening day Mon- day was marked by a unity springing confidence In a November win over (Jcorge McGovcm, the Demo- cratic presidential nominee. The opening-day sessions were studded with old- fashioned, give-'em-hell speech-making and some rather shameless flirtir.f; with disenchanted Democrats. Nixon will fly tcxlay to nearby Key Biscayno, where: he has n home, but not appear before the conven- tion until nighL to give his acceptance speech. name will placed in nomination .some time nt'Tir 8 MDT tonight by New York Gov. Nelson "Rockefeller, once hi.s rival for the leadership of the Republican parly. In Nixon's absence, parly organizers have been running a slick, precisely-limed convention exactly io his liking aixl in sharp contrast with the endle.ss inter- party wrangling that marked the Democratic conven- tion here six necks ago. Although there are .several thousand anti-Vietnam and other demonstrators en- camped here, 5.0 far tlicy have mounted only a few rather mild skirmishes. OuLside Convention Hall Monday anti-Castro Cu- bans scuffled brie-fly v.ith anti-war protesters. Abrnit Vietnam (fernoiintrators arul Cubans holding separate marches when small units of each group entangled, kicking and punching one another. Yd only iiIK: person, ;m anti-war demonstrator, injured in Ihe day's only violence. (MAItfiK Thr rules coinmiUcc sessions were marked hy angry cliargcs by the liberals lhat their opponc-nEs wore frying to railroad through (heir formula without giving (hem a chance to explain their ideas. Tnc conservative calls for Ihe nuin- of delegates from prrsrnl to nimc Ilinri Those states vntr for Nixon this year would be rewarded with a major bonus in ddegnlrs. The liberals argurd lhat this bfr.cfit Hie F mailer .stales, which arc more likely to vole for n Republican president rniyway, more than the larger stales which have Deniocralic majorities in registered voters and always have a tough fight to elect a Repub- lican. A of amendments put forward by liljernls wore ovenvhclminnly rejwlrd by the majority of tho committee, mm posed