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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta The IMIS'KHIX ami luilrwls nrc beyond belief entombed in the ruins of r.y lin.ll A. .Mll.l.H.AX Blvl.l-'AST IAI') I h.i.Mii: tin- daiigc halls and big ito- in a darkened duonviy or j No lu-licopler delivering a on a tenement roof. i ilisii Aniiv Santa Clans out of' Christmastime in Belfasl. ,i- sky lo ihe Ballymurphy Ks- UNSAKU a Catholic sec-lion. ,___ ............_ .'mir-hundrcd polilical intcrn- -ing tlie building line of Hie n-s. iicld without trial or formal (icsenJd streets, crouching be- cl'ara's at lite Crumlin Road bind ihe kimples.s lamp-posts, pi'ison and Long Kcsh camp. And snmcwliere in the coal They pass thc hiller, hnring OIIL' smoke fogs and chilblain cold of, tlavs painting patriotic slogans Uclfast the shadow of a gun- on cotton handkerchiefs and de- songs, THE ROLEX DATEJUST. it takes a block of surgical stainless steel or 18 kt. golil, and p year to make ono. The watch that doesn't stop nt ihe time of day, but goes on to tcli you what tha date is. The Floiex Datejust. 162 intricate operations go into developing the Seamless Oyster Case and the Twinlcck Winding Crwn that screws down onto the cp.se, rather a sub- marine hatch. Then there's the Rolex Chronometer movement. Hand-tuned, rotor, self-winding. Rightfully sailed Perpetual. After Siffean 'Jays and nights of punishment at oiieoftfie Official Swiss Institutes for ChrunometDr Tests, this Rolex earns the distinguished title of Chronometer. only than do you see it, At People's Credit Jewellers, Whatever the time o! your iife, there's a Roles Chronometer to maka it. Rolex Chronometer prices stmt at Tht; Rolsx Chronomete Datejusl. In stainless anil 14 kt. golri with matching hanil ?45G. Terms to suit you. steel 'hilc willing for tin1 ininilnis said our driver, Tommy (Knobby) Clarke from Coven- try. "But Ihe lads got him blew his face off." Three o'clock is the worse lime, when the schools let out. The troops go on "Lollipop Pa- keeping lite peace while the Protestant kids go up one side nf the street, the Catholics down the other. The handwrit- ing on the walls of the fin's and burned-out buildings ri'icales their respective neighborhoods: "Limev Scum, fio with the blacked-out windows to turn through the gates on vis- itors' day. Downtown in Donegal Square a handful of shoppers suiters the necessary indignity ul hav- ing their handbags and parcels searched for bombs in the cntranmvav of the hig depart- ment stores, v.-nrrying all the while if it's safe to lake the elevators above Ihe street floors. -Belfast dies aher dark, said Rev. Coluinb O'DonncIl, into the black night from Ihe rectory windows of the Ardoyne Chapel. spaces, alert for a sniper or a barrage of rocks from the idlers outside the pub. Christmas Ihis year for 20- year-old Marie Kane and her friends on Northwick Drive in the nuw Catholic Ardoyne sec- tion is a planned, lotal rejection of Christmas, in sympathy for their menfolk nut at Long Kesb. No Christmas Irce for the chil- dren, no parties, no Christmas the ones made by the prisoners, showing a candle gripped by barbed wire, and No Pope Here." 'It would be bloodv farce, arc beyond lad in the first grade "The fears, the tensions, hatreds asked a the other day w.. be when he grew up. "An IRA man." says he, 'so I can shoot British soldiers.' What's lo In- come of us all when violence is an everyday way of Christmas in Mfasl. liiTI. 'Scottish Murderers Keep j Ihese to he delivered by 'hand, because of Ihe boycott against Her Majesty's Post. Instead of a crib denicting the Holy Family al Bethlehem, Marie has n cardboard model of the Long Kcsh camp on the above the gas heater. Each night she leaves a except one of our lads was shot on Lollipop Patrol last week." says Eddie, adjusting his black bci-el with the while hackle tipped in red. PATROL 0V FOOT At night the patrol covers the j candle glowing in the window ground on fool, darling one by one across the open Take an English soldier sta- 7 ioned in Northern Ireland for I i O'Ji .he first lime, a Protestanl tam- for puslier coining back to ardens is Jimmy Creigh- big double deck "Turf Lodge" bus almost every day since, coming back from Ihe war with that bit of shrapnel in his leg. out we didn't have until the said Jimmy Crcighlon. "The slreet went up in flames the night of intern- ment." An ambulance driver and is rubbish." he said, looking out part-time university student ihe window of his third-floor flat who carried thc charred bodies in Glencaini Gardens, where he: of Ihe children out of McGurk's moved the night of Ihe big fire, i pub saw no hope whatever for Without his glasses he couldn't' Belfast. He said his name was quite make out the chimney all, Kevin." pots and roofless gables of Fai- He wouldn't give the rest of ringdon Gardens, but he didn't; it. because he said he was going So far no Protestants have moved back in the few houses already renovated, and none has turned up at the work site. One Protestant fani'l- never don Gardei ton's. "The Catholics will burn in out again. All this inlerfailh talk have lo: the flames at No. 35 away from Belfast and wanted who could see their wee ones blown to bils and still go on ily burned out of their home in the vengeful fires of August, and a once-neighboring young Catholic mother with a CALGARY (CPl David in Long Kesh, along with three John Blackburn, 23. was sen- tenced here to 15 years impris- for her ahsenl husband, Frankic, the way thc Irish fish- ermen's wives used lo leave a j light to guide their men home from thc sea. "He was lifted al a.m. on October she said, twist- ing in her hands ihe painted Ireland" handkerchief Frankie gave her last visiting day. "We were in bed. "The soldiers kicked the door down and told him to get his trousers on. The two children were burned irrevocably in his no part again "of bigoted people memory. NOTES THREATEN He had lived there for 33 i fighting each other, like they years before thc anonymous did Jhal night, notes began turning up in thc He mail box: "All Prods out by i Irish Aug. 15." Who wanted them j Yeats: out? Why, he knew everyone in "Too long a can the Ardoyne, having driven (he make a slonc of thc heart.____ look his text from the poet, William Biiller i for drug trafficking. sclTaming Bcforo lhey He was arrested May 20 in M of his brothers cronies ON FOUH-MONTH TOCi; lllt Begin with Hie outsider, thc possession of an ounce of co-1 j had put aw.ly bcfcind (he British Tommy: L.Cpl. Eddie Chilton. 21. Mor- tar Platoon. Support Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. His unit now is seven weeks into its fcur-month tour in Ulster. A slim, baby- Mr. Justice A. J. Cullen who I got it back last week from the Thej, aiso took thc imposed the sentence, said he j 'of for hopes it will be a deterrent to (he missions. Court was told RCMP drug j -Nearby, as a symbol of some faced northerner from Ncwcas- i squad members became siispi- hope, two priests have been giv ,__ nr ninnirKnvn sc fin ur- nip ui) their free time to thi tatoosd on the back of j rived at Calgary' International right hand, the one thai i Airport after a flight from Van- tie, Eddie has his wife's name, cious of Blackburn as he ar- Larrair his right grips his ride, and carries a couvcr. picture of Clare, their month-old i They found six balloons in his first-born in the top pocket of j .shirt pocket which Blackburn his battle jacket. admitted contained cocaine, His last .two Christmases were i court was told. The identifica- CENTRE VILLAGE MALL-13th Street and 2nd Avenue "A" North Open Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 24th 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Telephone 327-1303 in place, that.'" "You get overseas nav Yr no one shooting at you. Here, noth- ing extra. They say it's your own country. There's a laugh." This Christmas, between four-hour patrols. Eddie will j line up at the two pay phones i outside the operations room and try to get a call home. Nothing certain yet, but thc men have heard rumors of turkey and Christmas pudding. Beyond that, Christmas is a normal duty day of armored car patrols, in and out of Hie Lodge Estates and around Hie Crumlin Road prison, and at: night, foot patrols through Ihe descried streets and up the' menacing hack alleys. DON'T LIKE ROLE "We're a damn sight worse off than those interned at lite holiday camp at Long Kesh." said Eddie, smearing on the black camouflage ointment. "Would you believe it. Camay j makes ii. Good for the skin. Clears up pimples." I On mobile patrol with Eddie in a Hop, after some driver long since gone, we pass a red brick i Protestant church at the top of Carlisle Circus, near the battal- ion headquarters building. "Got shot at from there last tion of the substance was later verified sis. by laboratory analy- hig up their free time to the extraordinary project of re- building ihe 3.1ft homes burned out on Farringdon and two ad- joining streets near Mrs. Kane's in a single night last August. "The street, stands there as a monument to said Father Fernando Carberry. "This is an interfaith experiment to see if Belfast can rise from its ruins." THE GOLD OHES ALKALINE 10 times more service (lash. adio Up to lights 5 times more 3 times more service in tape recorders Will hold power in temperatures up to degrees F (40 below zero) Available in D size, C, AA, AAA E95D size. (Reg- 1.10} year round. SPECIAL, EACH LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Paramount Theatre Bldg. Phone 328-4080, 327-2272 as no Prince Igor is vodka. Pure vodka. 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