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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY ___p3l] FORECAST HIGH No.'-, ALMJ'jKTA, 10 ree times BELFAST (AP) The shad- gunmen that prowl lite Ul- ster night brought terror to three victims today. Postmaster won't seek re-election OTTAWA Post- master-Gcncral Jean Pierre Cote, M will not run in the next federal election, a spokes- man for his office said Tues- day. The spokesman said Mr. Colo's decision to retire from political life was made for per- sonal reasons after consultation with Liberal party officials in his riding of Longueuil, on tho south shore of the St. Lawrcnco river opposite Montreal. A BEGINNING For nearly Iclh- bridge youngsters it was back lo school today. For most il was a relurn Jo on old rouline. Bui for iomc, like lilllc Patricia Kcenon, above, il was a brand-new experience. Along wilh hun- dreds of oilier "small-fry" ihij was Patricia's first day al school and Grade 1 teacher Dorolhy Krall tries to make her pupils feel at ease and make the day more enjoyable. Palricia goes lo SI. Patrick School. The fall semester runs until Dec. 22, hut sludenls won'l have to wait too long for their first break. Monday, Sept. 4. it labor Day and therefore a school holiday. B.C. election takes turn bizarre BKNMS NKI.I. CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER Premier W. A. C. Bennett says "the socialist hordes are at the gates of British Colum- bia" and tho New Democratic Party has jumped inlo with tiic province's microscopic Moscow-oriented Communist party. Ar.d NDP Leader Dave Barrett fires tack tlial the premier's Social Credit party is it-self sleeping with lira Communists and has made a deal to undercut NDP credibility by having the Communists endorse New Democrat candidates in the Aug. M provincial election. In the middle of it all is Communist leader Nigel Morgan -busier than he has beer, in 27 years of leading his tiny fraction of tho political spectrum gleefully denying all allegations of promiscuity, Obviously dclighled wilh this week's turn of events which fucussed the political spotlight on the five all-bul- li'norcd Communist candidates in the running for Ihe 55 legislature seals. Mr. Morgan lias thundered indig- nant outrage at Ixith parly leaders. STILL vmr.iNAi. The Communisls, he says, have maintained their virginal purity in provincial politics and aren'l sleep- ing v.ilh anybody. "Sure, I know Dave Ihe 58-year-old Com- munist leader said in an interview. "I've also met W. A. C. Mennctt. But lhat doesn't mean I've made a deal with eillier one; of Ihem.....and f haven't." The bizarre spectacle of n Communist leader deny- ing that his organization had made deals with both the New Democrats and Social Credit in the same week was Ihe. latest wrinkle as Ilia B.C. election campaign turned down Ihe luime stretch. The Communists jumped into Ihe election light when Ihey inserted advertisements in lower mainland newspapers Saturday and Monday urging voters to "elor-t n progressive majority of NDPs nnd Com- munisl.s." Tipped in arKTint-e dial Ihe advertisements were prepared, Mr. Harrett said Ihe day liolorc (lift first of them appeared Ihal he had "every reason to behove lhat the Nocrcds and Communists have made a" PIlKMIlvIt KIWI'S The -11-year-old leader predicted that Premier TJcnneU would use Ihe ads to club Ihe Thai's just what happened in North Vancouver Monday "They aro in bed together and Ihey know shouted Mm 71-year-nld premier, waving copy of the. ad. "My fiieurl is going Ihrongh the provinco playing his vicilin trying lo lull the people to steep, li-y- ing In gu'o Iho impression lhat tho NDP nre not Mr. Ucnr.ell nolcd that Mr. Harrclt knew in nd- vnneo. lhat Ihe ads would he published: "How did ho know il, my friends? Because they're in bed together, my friends." Tho premier's appears to liavc set Iho tone For balance of Social Credil's campaign For rc- clcclion. I.niHir Minister James lold nn audi- ence in New ViT.slmiuslor Iho samo night subslnnlially [ho same Ihing, Progressive Conservative leader Perril Warren said Ihe premier's speech linking Ihe NDP with tho was predictable, and added he doesn't think "soririlisls scare lactics" will work this lime nround. However, his mainland lieiilenanf Barrio Clark, im'iimbrni in Vancouver-Seymour ac- cused Ihe Torie.s of flecking wilh Social Credit. so what else is new? iiy HOD MIAM'l BEACH To the. surprise of absolutely no one1, the Republicans have se- lected Richard Nixon as their presidential nominee for the third lime, leaving the party's national convention with a filial routine Spiro Agnew once more as his run- ning mate tonight. The Republican convention Tuesday night was just one vote shy of unanimously pick- ing President Nixon for another four-year term in Ihe While House. The vote for Vice-Presi- dent Agnew is expected to be unanimous in contrast with a floor fight fovir years ago. The convention adjourns lonifght after Nixon and Agncw give their acceptance speeches ar.d set forlh to do battle with the Democratic team of George McGovem and Sargent Slirivcr in the campaign leading lo tha November general election. TO REVIEW TERM The president planned no ma- jor announcements in liis ac- ceptance speech, the White House said, but rather would review his first four years in office and set out his hopes if elected for a second term. Within minutes of his rcnomi- nation, Nixon on the cam- paign trail making a pilch for the youlh vote. Going lo a rock musical con- cert across Biscayne Hay from Miami, Nixon told cheering young Republicans who will ha voting for the first fitne in No- vember: "I don't think Ihe youlh vole is in anybody's pocket." The vote for Nixon's re-nomination reflected Ihe ab- solute poucr he lias over the party, with sensing victory in November willing to put aside relatively minor pnrly differences in Ilia name of a unilect front. New Mexico, with a hint of apology, explained that al- Ihough all 14 slate delegates support Nixon it as required under law to cast one vote for representative Paul McCloskcy of California, reflecting the six per-ccnt of the vote he won in the state primary election. McCloskey, a loe of Nixon's Vietnam war policy, had mounted a campaign for tho Republican presidential nomi- nation hut fell by the waysicio rnonttis ago in the outpouring of parly support for Nixon. PROTESTERS AlfUBSTED While all went according to the scenario in the Miami Bench Convention Hall, outside thousands of protesters grew more reslivc as they prowled the sweltering streets ar.d moro than 200 were arrested on dis- orderly conduct and other charges. In one incident two girls barged into a luncheon, one of them calling "Miss Pig" to Mrs. Richard Nixon beforo they were dragged, out. Nixon's brief speech after his nomination reflected the parly's intense drive for the youth, vote and also to win over middle-aged and middle-road Democrats, who convention speakers charged, have teen "disenfranchised" by the seize of their pai ty by "radical" McGovern forces. Although Nixon, by tradition, was not present for his nomi- nation and Hie "H-mimite, bal- 1 o o n-popping, foot-stamping demonstration that followed, ho appeared on Convention Hall television screens minutes later as he addressed the young people whooping it up across the hay. Ottawa urged Bailie rages for valley SAIGON' Heavy fighl- ing wa.s reporled at Ihe mouth of Ihe Quo Son Valley Tuesday, and 'iO miles lo Ihe north the N'orth Vietnamese shelled TJa Nang for Hie thud lime in less than a week. Officers in the Field said South Viclnameso infantry ad- vancing into the valley ran inlo three North Vielnamcse baltal. ions numbering as many as net) troops. 'Spin snys Knight lo Ilirce is your iiaxt juovc VANCOUVER (CP) Sas- katchewan Attorney General Boy Roinanow entered !ho Van- couver dock dispute Tuesday and said thfi federal govern- ment should take a more ag- gressive role in settling the tie- up. Mr. Romanow, dispatched by Saskatchewan Premier Allan Jllakency on a fact-finding mis- sion, mot with represent a) ivcs of Hie Columbia Mari- limo Employers Asswiafion and (he International Long- s horem en's and Wa rciious c- men's Union. Ile told a news conference later he was hopeful grain shipments, of prime concern to his province, could be divorced from the poil dispute. The dispute over job dis- pafchirig lias idled all activity ;M, the port for more than with (lie union insisting t h fit al 3 nion he d ispa t died through a hall, while the cm- [i 1 oye rs wa n I r cgi il ur rkers on certain skilled jobs. "I have not hecn able to de- lect any federal activity here, and J' Kppciirs ttiere is a hand- off approach Iiy the federal Mr. said. lie said he offered the par- ticipants in the now in il.s third any direct or in- direct help his province cmdrl provide, Meanwhile, conciliator Dr. Noel Hall was trying through- out the day (o bring both sides back lo the bargaining table to settle the work stoppage. The conciliation board sfeppexi aside three weeks ago in what Unll said was a step desired to allow a settle- ment of the dispute through di- rect negotiations. Or. Hal] said it was not an picture. Talks between (he two parties broke down Saturday and there has been no indication when they v.nll resume, Prince Kupert, New ininster, Nanaimo and Port A1- berni ports have continued to operate throughout the port shutdown liere. Seen and heard About town 1 JOUSKWIFK DiMsiH jokingly telling a newly- wed thai she's no; to marriage after 40 years Peter f'hue telling wife F.lli how tlio Canada Russia hockey series '.s replacing f oof Kill's (irey Cup and hockey's S'nn- loy Cup as the significant sporting event of the year. Volice reporled two men were gunned down when they opened their doors to the "2 a.m. knock'1 and a third was crippled as he look a pre-dawn stroll. Headquarters said one casu- alty was Protestant, another believed Protestant and the third a Roman Catholic. AM were targets for the deadly prowlers who, police say, iiave murdered more than V] persons in the last five months. M u r d c r i n v hacked by large rewards, have failed lo curb the killings- blamed largely on Protestant Catholic revenge squads. The'first man to answer the rap at his door during the night was a 60-year-old Protcstanl in Belfast's Cregagh area, police said. When Ihe door was opened a bullet was fired inlo his leg. Next it was I lie lum of a 24- year-old Catholic bartender who had returned from work to his home in the Old Park dis- trict. A man who knocked at his door pumped four bullets inlo him. The bartender was said (o be in critical condition. HIT IN LEGS .lust after 3 a.m., gunfire from a speeding car hit both legs of a man in the country town of Lurgan. A police spokesman said: "He told us he was out for a walk. It's an unusual time to go there you are." The shootings marred what was otherwise a relatively quiet nighl in Northern Ireland, still Hijacker 'pleased' SEATTLE (AP) Accused hijacker Frank Markoe Sihley wants a speedy trial before Ihe presidential election, "so he can tell (he American people vhat is going on in Vietnam." flic man appointed Tuesday as his lawyer says. "He seems lo respect Ihe judicial Irving C. Paul Jr., 53, said. Paul, appointed by U.S. Magistrate Alan Frce- lich; says lit; "specializes in psychiatric defenses when they are Sibby, -'.3, a crew-cut resi- dent of S'.sleline, Nev., faces an air piracy charge for the hi- jacking Friday of a United Air Lines 727 jel from Reno, Nev., lo Vancouver, B.C., and The hijacker had 15 bars cf pold delivered to the plane in Vancouver and demanded, ether things. C2 million, baby diapers and her.vy arlil- Icvv. The man hr.d Ihe aiirilsne on a bicycle armed a rifle. T'-ul he will this week for a prycliia'.ric exami- nation of Sihley. "On Ihe face of it, Ihis man to he doalin? in some Paul srjd. "He appears very c.-ilm and and collected and perhaps a little phased himself. the enormity of his sit- nation doesn't seem lo have pollen home lo Paul added. lolcf Ihal everything he did not for his own gain, lie protesting Nikon's participation in the war." A preliminary hearing is set Tor :'l. Mcnmvhile, Sibley remains in jail. Bail was set ?-londay at Srino.OOCi by Froe- lich, v.ho said lie had no inten- lion of allowing Sibley to bo freed on bond. suffering shock waves from yet another bombing tragedy. Two guerrilla bombers killed themselves but also claimed the lives of six other persons Tuesday when they blew up a customs post in the border town of Newrv. The bombing, and the murder of a hooded, bound man in Bel- fast, made it the bloodiest day for the province since British troops took over Catholic strongholds three weeks ago in a bid lo crush the Irish Re- publican Army at ils roots. ALBERTA MINIMUM WAGE TO GO UP BY 30 CENTS KUMON'TON (CPj The Sl.50-an-b.our minimum wage in Alberta likely will be increased by 30 cents Jan. 1, Labor Minister Bert Holiol announced today. He said in an interview the final report on the proposed increase has been drafted and is expected to be approved by the cabinet shortly. Dr, Hohol said he was committed to raising the minimum wage following talks with the Alberta Labor Federation after the Progressive Conservative govern- ment took office last September. "But I favor phasing it he said, because about 20 per cent of the province's labor force is paid the minimum wage. CALGARY (CP1 The gov- ernment comnv'ttee studying provincial municipal financial relations should take ils pro- posals "back to the drawing New Dsmocratic Party leader Granl Notlcy says. The committee's interim re- port which suggests higher homeowner tax rebates or credits to he applied against in- come tax is excellent in princi- ple, he said, for removing edu- cation costs from property. "But its practical applica- tion has serious short-comings discriminate a g a inst renters, the average farmer and provides meagre tax relief for most urban dwellers." Mr. Notley said in a prepar- ed statement that the gov- ernment's plan to eliminate municipal assistance in exchange for allowing tax cred- its would force municipalities lo raise the tax rates. This amounted to a mera shuffle of provincial and muni- cipal spending. One of the Progressive Con- servative Campaign promises last year was to remove the educalion levy from property and Mr. Notley said the ma- noeuvring is an attempt to re- deem the promise at "a bar- gain-basement price." Mr. Notley said renters would not likely benefit from Ihe tax reductions because "it is a little optimistic to assume landlords will voluntarily pass on any savings in property tax." The task force suggestions also failed to take into account that most farmers have higher assessments Uian city dwellers ar-.d spend about eight per cent of their income on property tax compared with 3.9 per cent in the city. Noise by case quashed A case against Mountain Tilin- err-'s I.-d. rf J.c'.hbridge of vio- Ihe cily's hv- q'.iaslicJ itl provircial court Ire clv.rrc ininrcpei'ly f'cf-spr? cc'.nfd foi- in- rV.rir.l m i n r. r a 1 Dce'sins roi'th rf t'-: Fxhibi- lion Gi'fi-.mds Gdl Ave. S.. nr- gucrt that ihc? clianre was not prTOcrly wovcicd according lo Ci'y police in tvriling up the for the charge, said n comp.aM was received ho- hvcen (lie 25tli nnd o[ .hih'. Defence pointed o'.it Ihnl ll-cve is lime liohvcen any cor.sccu- e days it sho'.rtd IT.VC been eilher day or tho ether. L. lliidron agreed and quashed elinrpe. Crov. n Prosecutor Jim l.nnpslon snirt later lie is took- ins; at Hie possibility of reword- ing the charge. The case against an industry for noise pollution is believed lo be Ihe first of its kind in Loth- bridge. The cify's bjlav says, "no shall make, continue to cr or rJlcvr to fcs ]nrd3 cr any loud, un- cr nnusuEl ncise or r.r.y vhlcli arjioys, ch- c-j'.daneers, or scai-ertlv cffi- ir.aicrte they vrill await f'irlhcr aciion by Ihe Crown be- fore other sleps. Thrall, owner of Moun- Irin Minerals, said part of the problem may lie lhat the plant has recently smarted 24-hour op- erations. goes Uganda Asian refugees Canada c_; accept few, thousand ji OTTAWA (CP1 Thr tfov- rrnincnt is ox pooled In mako itccisidii Ibis week on vliclhcr In admit -some of (he nf Asi.-in.s who arc lo Iw ex- pelled from Uganda. Tlio external affairs depart- ment, spokesman .said Tuesday I litre is n .strong possibilily Iho mailer ivill bo diseiissoJ in li'.c regular weekly caluncl meoliiiK today. Ihe spokesman said admis- sion of Ihe Asians is con- sidered by (he external affairs and the immifirnlion depart- n-.cnl.s a decision ujll h" made in a few flays. Tho dopnty British high com- missioner hrrc met Pal Tremlv lay, assistant niidor-ser- of Friday tn dis- cuss the possibility. Jin was lold lhat Canada was considering Hie mailer. On Thursday Iho department received a report from Kmilli, aelinR Canadian high c o m m i s ,s i o n e r in Narobi, Kenya, whose office ?lso has in Uganda, The cslernal spokesman said il r.fil known how many, if any, r.f thn Asians want lo come, tct Canada. Tiic British high commiisioncr did cot spe- cifically request lhat Canada lake, a certain number of the Asians, alxnit of whom face eventual expulsion from the African country. On Holiday Immigration Min- ister Bryce Mackasey said a "few thousand" Asians could he allowed as immigrants, he said any such proposal would have lo approved by tho cabinet. Sharp sightseeing HOXO KONG (Reuicr) External Affairs Minister Mit- chell Sharp of Canada went sightseeing and visited a bi- cycle factory in Shanghai Tues- day, new China news agency reports. Sharp. who arrived in Shanghai from Peking in a spe- cial plane, is accompanied by the Chinese assistant foreign minister. Chang Wcn-chui, Ca- nadian Ambassador R. K. Col- lins and members of his party. Vice-chairman Ma Ticn-shul of Ihe Shanghai municipal com- mitlec gaCe a noon banquet for Sharp. The news agency said: "Host and guests drank toasts to tha prowlh of friendship between the Chinese and Canadian people and to (he development of Uie relations between the two countries." ;