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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THl irHBRIOCI HERALD Friday, It, 1971 Cli rixtmas message nmires end to violence PM Heath visits battle-torn Ulster I.ONDON (CP) Prime Min- ister t'Mward Heath.basking in warm acclaim following liis rierniuilii meeting with Presi- dent Nhun. has apparently ndded to his laurels willi a MIT liwipr, in battle-scarred North- em Ireland. hater, in a Christmas mcs- saiie lit- told Protestants mid Honiiin Catholics in Northern Ireland that Iho i'.rilish govern- prise Christmas visit to rnnil would end the violence. H iih c in h( Hi nilirc r >un Heath told the people of Uls- ter in a television broadcast be- fore returning to London Thurs- day night: "We respect your refusal to Correctional officer's Juke in gel pay OTTAWA (CP) A three- year collective agreement cov- ering salary' increases and other improvements for 2.100 correc- tional officers has been signed by the treasury board and the Public Service Alliance of Can- ada. The agreement provides sal- ary increases of 10 per cent effective Oct. 1, six per i oem effective Oct. 2, 1972, and j five cunt for the period Oct. 1. 1973 to Sept. 30, 1974. Thus means an increase in the Cy-shrouded Ulster trip Thurs- maxummi annual salary for 12 hours after his level two correctional officers to refurn fn from over the life this weck wiUl KjXOn. of the contract. i U.S. to continue air war Other mallei's negotiated hi- i The prime minister, who in- i heritcd the presence of troops in elude improvement in vacation ulster from the Labor govern- leave, sever en ce pay, shift; ment was defeated in premium, meal allowance and has always argued that a WASHINGTON (AP) State Score La ry William P. Rogers said Thursday the United States is going to continue its policy of dir activity in Southeast Asia in the face of new military offen- sive by North Vietnam in Laos and Cambodia. At an Impromtu news confer- ence, Rogers declined to go into what further U.S. air strikes may be made into North Viet- nam itself. Latest reports on the air war say U.S. craft hit a radar sta- tion only 73 miles from Hanoi, the closest such-U.S. attack to the North Vietnamese capital in return from a meeting earlier j a Jong tjmc Rogers said the North Viet- namese are mounting offences in Laos and Cambodia because of what he termed their failirn to achieve military success in be provoked by evil men whose aim is to spread hatred. "My message lo all of you is a simple one. You can count on us, we arc with you. We will not weary in free you from the nightmare of violence in which so many oi you have to live." Heath visi'lrd British troops nt major trouble lie thanked them for the lncy were doing in trying I" keep the peace. Heath visited Umdonderry, including the Catholic Bogside area, where much of the worst violence lias occurred. Heath then loured Belfast and later met Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner. Observers say Heath, while obviously genuinely wishing to raise the morale of troops in Ulster, may also have been anx- ious to continue Hie momentum created by an unusually-favora- ble public reaction lo his visit with Nixon. Calgary soldier found baneed 111 jail cell payment for travel. Correctional officers arc re sponsible for the custody, con- security forces. personal visit to the North would place a great strain on trol. security, training and reha- bilitation In the 33 maximum- But apparently Heath's advis- ers believed a morale boost was medium- and minimum-security i essenlial for the troops and the institutions and farm annexes security burden could be mini- operated by the Canadian peni-; by keeping the visit e tentiary service I closely-guarded secret. South Vietnam. UNICEF aids Paks PABfS (AP) The United Nations Children's Fund said Thursday it has sent blankets and tons of pre- I tcin-rich food to East Pakistan. PEMBROKE. Ont. (CP) A 23 year old Canadian Forces i private stationed at nearby j CFB Petawawa was found hanged in a jail cell here I Thursday, six hours after he was arrested by Pembroke po- lice. G. E. Cohan, a native of Cal- gary and a member of Hie 8th Canadian Hussars, was arrest- ed ui a restaurant about 2 a.m. and charged with causing a disturbance. He was found hanged by his undershirt when the cell block was inspected about 0 a.m. Thank you southern Alberta for your cup of milk gifts JAMES R. HOFFA prison term commuted Nixon frees onetime bad boy of labor ST. LOUIS (AP) James R. Hoffa, the former Teamsters union president, was reunited with his affing wife mid family today after being freed from federal prison by President Nixon. The reunion came hours after the onetime bad boy of big labor walked mil of the federal penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pa., under the president's order commuting his sentence. He had served four yearn nine months 16 days of a 13-year sentence for jury tampering and mail fraud. The conditional commutation specifies that Hoffa, 58. may not "engage in the direct or indirect management of any labor or- ganisation" until March 6, 1980 (late his full prison term would have ended. Technically, the president shortened Iloffa's 13-year sen- tence to 6H years. With time off for good behavior, Hoffa was eligible for immediate release. He trad been turned down three times for parole. CHARLII LtlOF Irrigation Field Superviior OLIVER NERLAND GENERAL "KUMA OMATANI Parts Department IIS WARNER Gftnprol KEN D1CKSON Equipment Snlo CtAYTON CRANE Civil Engineer Sates nnd Construction DON THURIOW Purchtisinq p.m.; Kingsgale, H.C.. 54 hours; Porthill Kykerlj B a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed to C p.m. ;