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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD W.dnttday, Decvmbtr 18, 1974 Canadian trucks get break under new U.S. regulations EDMONTON (CP) A move to reduce the imbalance of American trucks over Canadian trucks engaged in moving goods between the two countries has been approved by the United States Inter- state Commerce Commission Clarence Copithorne, provincial highways minister, said Tuesday. Mr. Copithorne said in a prepared release the ICC has agreed to more selective procedures when hearing applications for operating authority to and from Canada. After March 3, 1975, objec- tions to an application may only be filed by trucking firms actually operating the routes in question and whose business would be affected if the application were granted, he said. Until now, any carrier with operating authority into Canada could object to an application for another operating authority in and out of Canada. This permitted American carriers operating in Ontario or British Columbia to object to an application for operating authority in Alber- ta, Mr. Copithorne said. The highways minister said the new regulations will effec- tively eliminate about 75 per cent of the protests against Canadian applicants before the ICC. Even Santa has a sinister image Santa Glaus can kill in Ireland BELFAST (AP) Santa Claus can kill-that's the British Army's Christinas message to its troops in Northern Ireland. Military bases are plastered with warning posters that give even Santa a sinister image in this violence-ridden city. A death-head skull in a red cap hovers over a Christmas gift, beckoning with a skeletal finger. "Don't accept Christmas presents from it warns. The stranger, the army reasons, might be a terrorist and the present a bomb. Peace and good will are grudging visitors in Northern Ireland, where a sectarian conflict has rag- ed for five years. Nearly 140 men, women and children have died and about everyone in the pop- ulation of 1.5 million knows someone who has been kill- ed or maimed. Christmas here is: toy guns for the children. Nervous soldiers can mistake youngsters playing in a gloomy ghetto street for armed terrorists. indignity of being searched a dozen times by soldiers manning checkpoints as you do your Christmas shopping. The heart of Belfast, once a free-fire zone for the out- lawed Irish Republican Ar- my, is a network of steel fences thrown up by the ar- my. terroriz- ed and bombed to the brink of bankruptcy, abandoning the traditional trees and necklaces of Christmas lights on Royal Avenue. British patrol, bellies full of army-issue plum duff, moving down a Belfast street past a graffiti-daubed wall with the IRA warning: "In- formers will be shot." Protestants and Roman Catholics standing together singing carols and praying for a peace that eludes them. The IRA has rejected appeals from community groups and churchmen for a truce. Last Christmas Eve four persons were kill- ed in a bombing at crowded bar in the border town of Newry. Troops last week raided a downtown Belfast apart- ment where they said an IRA unit was making fire bombs to blitz Christmas-' crammed stores. The army said it captured enough incendiaries to burn most of the big stores. Security chiefs have warned that the IRA may launch a wave of letter bombs in the Christmas mail. Yet, despite the scars and tension, there is a warmth that terrorism has not been able to snuff out. When army h'ead- quarters appealed to civilians not to send Christ- mas presents to the troops in Northern Ireland the command was flooded with money instead. One man sent a cheque for for the army's Christmas fund. "We even got letters from old-age pensioners enclosing money said Col. Peter Hicks, the army's chief spokesman. Hundreds of persons have invited soldiers to their homes for Christmas dinner. But, with the bitter memory of troopers lured into homes and gunned down, no invitation is accepted without a thorough check by mili- tary intelligence. year's work deserves our safekeeping. You've made the deliveries. You've got your grain tickets And, what are you doing with them? Have you tucked those hard-earned cheques "safely" around the house somewhere? Well, here's a safer and better place. Put them in the guaranteed security of a Scotiabank vault. If you bring your grain tickets to Scotiabank now, we'll take care of them for you, free, until January 2nd. Then, your Scotiabank manager will automatically open an account for you and start paying the best possible interest into it right away. Your Scotiabank manager will be happy to talk to you any time about your present finances or, if you want to think ahead, he'll tell you about the many ways Scotia Farm Services can help vou all year long. Scotiabank. The best place to make your money grow. TheBankofNovaScotia help you get things done. A. H. Radons, Manager Mam Branch, Lethbridge Tel: 327-5794 Long border battle reaches new heights By JOHN HAY The Canadian Press The long-running border conflict between Iran and Iraq reached new heights this week with reports that Iran has shot down two Iraqi jet fighters Over their own soil. An Iraqi government state- ment from Baghdad called the incident a "dangerous provocation and interven- accusing Iran of down- ing the planes with missiles launched from within Iran. The two planes were believ- ed to have crashed in the part of northern Iraq where government forces continue to battle Kurdish guerrillas, who have been trying for years to set up their own separate state. Iran is known to have helped the Kurds' insurgency with material and even soldiers But this is thought to be the first case of aircraft being shot down since the latest Kurdish war broke out this year. The last major military clash between Iran and Iraq was in 1969, when the Shah of Iran struck down a border treaty by claiming navigational rights on the Shatt el Arab, the waterway forming the border south to the Persian Gulf. Since then, the shah has aid- ed the Kurds, apparently as a way of weakening his rival neighbors in Baghdad. Fuell- ing Kurdish nationalism may be a two edged sword, because there are also Kurds in Iran and Turkey. But that does not seem to have held back the shah so far. The two also held apart by deep ideological differences. Iraq, under the current re- gime is extremely socialist, brooking no domestic opposi- tion and taking the hardest possible line on issues dealing with Israel Iran's shah, though autocratic and permitting no opposition to himself, has nur- tured a mixed air amenable line on Israel and calm relations with both the United States and the Soviet Union. The dispute over the crucial waterway and the political differences provide the tinder which, fed by Iraq's increas- ing pressure on the Kurds, might flame into full-scale border war. Reliable reports on the war are scarce, because the Iraqi government tries to control all news in the country But it appears that Iraqi forces have backed the Kurds into the wintry northern mountains and now are trying to encircle and demolish the guerrilla bands just south of the Iranian border. The Kurdish leader, Mullah Mustafa Barzani, has had to move his headquarters to the border-region town of Haj Omran. Iranian artillery, based in Iran, have been supporting the Kurds' defence. It is understood that the two downed planes were on high- flying reconnaissance flights. The best to you from Palm. Sour Cream. PRIM PALM DAIRIES LIMITED Drought kills ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) A total of people -have been killed by drought and famine in Ethiopia's southern province of Bale, the new- spaper Addis Zemen reported yesterday. Ethiopia's drought and famine relief commission said nine of the country's 14 provinces have been severely hit by drought. SANTA'S HINTS from CHINOOK BRIEF CASES By DORSET Under Arm Portfolios Slim Portfolios Brief Cases Attache Cases Cases of all types for today's style con- scious business man CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 319-7thSt.S Phone327-4519 s FROM YOUR STAFF AT SALE ENDS DEC., 24 1974 VANTA'S MEATS Greetings, Blessings, Happiness for the Festive Season! Your freezer beef experts at Vanta's complete service according to your liking. Buy your oeei now while the price is still low. Joir your friends in buying good values. Shop dynamically and progressively advantageous good inexpensive meats or cheeses or fish at 904 7th Ave. South VANTA'S ECONOMY MEATS Groceries next door at Wilsons! and Phone 329-4545 _ AUTO COFFEE MAKERS Sale Price 1 O95 SKI CARRIERS or Trunk Mount TIRE CHAINS V-Bar Style BOOSTER CABLES Many to choose from MAGNETIC "SPARE KEY'1 HOLDERS GAUGES TACHS-OIL AMP-VACUUM 46 75 Sale Price BOSCH HOOD ORNAMENTS Eagle, Swan, Horse, Bulldog AUTO COMPASSES Altimeters Thermometers STEROS AND STEREO SPEAKERS Bass 48 HOOD PIN KITS PADLOCK STYLE ALL ARIS LIGHTS AUTO VACUUM CLEANER Sale Price 2495 HOT SEATS Ray Cushions SEAT COVERS Orion Pile for Trucks and Cars TEMRO BATTERY WARMERS 10% Off CHROME VALVE COVERS SPLASH GUARDS for all Vehicles FROST SHIELDS ELECTRIC DEFOGGERS SalePrice995 OPEN p.m. DEC., MIDLAND AUTO SUPPLY (1971 Ltd.) FLOOR STICK SHIFTERS VANTA'S RANCHLAND MEATS Westminster Shopping Plaza phone Country Cut Spareribs Sides of Cow NOW ONLY LB YOUNG Baron of Beef Baron of Beef of Cow NOW ONLY LB. Country Edam Cheese Herring LEAN Ground Beef Party Sticks l8VarAQ9 EA. Gainer's Smoked Wieners 351 Prime Rib ___ 1.59 Cross Rib ._ 1.19 Boneless Chuck ,__ Steak LEAIXac Ground Beef LEANQ7C Ground Beef _A Fresh Hourly, Ib f 2.39 .2.89 Rump Boast __ GoudaChwse MUd.lb 1.59 Gouda Cheese __ Medium, ib 1.69 Gouda Cheese Old.lb fy hiapie Leaf Cheese Furter Wieners 351 ALL SIZES OF Butterball Utility Grade Chicken LB. BEEF Sausage HALF OR QUARTER HAMS 421 5th St. South Phone 327-4951 Vancouver Fancy. Join your friend, H.vi, per cup. THE ABOVE PftlCES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. USUALLY DOWN. ALL MEATS AVAILABLE. PHONE FOR SPECIAL CUTS. Drop by at VANTA'S MEATS! Your most dynamic little markets intowm ;