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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, February 1, 1973 Canadian money aids Irish militants New cash register Computerized cash registers are becoming popular in retail business as cashier at one of Toronto's New Horizon stores demonstrates. Cashier uses electronic wand to read price and ether data from price tag. Machine automatical!/ records sales, gives sales slip -and keeps track of inventory. LONDON CCP1 - The effectiveness of the British farces in Northern Ireland has been seriously impaired by shipments of foreign arms and money to insurgents, government sources say. Informants are reluctant to discuss the issue in detail. But they indicate clearly that most of the money used by militant Protestants and Roman Catholics to buy arms and many of the weapons themselves come from North America. Insurgents also have access to arms manufactured in Eastern Europe. The latest setback for security forces came earlier this week wIiah the Protestant Ul- star Defence Association (UDA> announced it obtained 300 new Soviet-made rifles and concealed them throughout Northern Ireland. A UDA spokesman said the weapons arc to be used only if "we find ourselves in a doomsday situation." The rifles were shipped to Ulster through the Irish republic, he added, and form part of "a much .larger arsenal" which already existed. Many of the agencies involved in supporting the outlawed, Roman Catholic-based Irish Republican Army are in the United States, sources say, but extend into Canada as well. William Whilelaw, Britain's secretary for Ulster, savs he believes many well-meaning persons in the U.S. and Canada make donations to these organizations without realizing how (heir contributions will be used. No precise figures are available to lindicate the sums of money contributed, but sources point to the operation of two representative U.S.-based organizations as an indication of the amounts involved. In the summer of 197.1, for example, the Irish Northern Aid Committee in New York announced that in the previous six months it had supplied $100,000 to the "cause of Irish freedom," which sources here are certain means the IRA. A year later, the same organ- ization pledged $1 million a year to support militant republicans. Government sources say the Northern Aid Committee prob- ably has dozens of affiliated republican organizations throughout North America, although it would take a detailed study to trace each of these. GOT A YEN FOR RICE? - Margo Oliver's rice recipes In Weekend Magazine this Saturday are: Pork Chops and Brown Rice, Wieners and Rice, Indian Com, Jiffy Rice Pudding, Mexican Rice, Rice Muffins, Rice Puff with Strawberry Sauce. Clip them out and try them. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Washed-out line to he restored EDMONTON" (CP) - Canadt-fan National Railways has agreed to restore a flooded section of the Alberta resources railway at a cost of more than $8 million, the Alberta government announced today. Under terms of the agreement with the government, CNR also committed, itself to future maintenance of the ARR. Heavy rains in the summer of 1972 washed out 37 miles of I he railway between Grande Prairie and Grande Cache. The government, which owns the line, and the CNR, which built and operates it, each contended that the other was responsible for the bill. Estimates of damage ranged between $12 million and $15 �million. SLOPPY CONTRACT CNR officials had said they were not bound by contract to construct the washed - out line, which was built to connect the Grande Cache coal fields with j the CNR main line and open | of up resource development northwest Alberta. The Progressive Conservative government, in turn, said the previous Social Credit administration, which agreed to build the line, had lcfl a "sloppy contract" which left responsibility for major repairs unclear. Industry and Commerre Minister F. it. Peacock said t.odav the contract between the former Social Credit government and the CNR, as well as projected operating losses facing the railroad, complicated negotiations between the CNR and the present government. STAGGERING COSTS Initial cost of the 234-mile Alberta Resources Railway was estimated at $33 million. The railway was completed in 1969 at a cost of S95 million, but: today capitalized costs have! Annual revenue from the rail-1 way is estimated at S2 million, i while annual debt charges 1 amount to $7 million. Legislation being drafted to revamp police act EDMONTON (CP) - Legislation is being prepared to change the Police Act, says Attorney-General Merv Leitch. He told a students' meeting at the University of Alberta law centre that there should be non-police involvement in police commissions wliich investigate public complaints. Complaints had to be dealt with rapidly and should not just "disappear into the system." "I don't think the existing setup is a good one and I ant-cipate legislation to change it in the spring. "What we need is for complaints to be handled quickly. The complainants should know what is- happening and there should be a review by an external body of some sort." Mr. Leitch also said that conditions at the Fort Saskatchew- POLARIZED LENSES POLARIZED LENSES com-pletely eliminate annoying glare from water . . . highways . . . and beaches. And now you can havo them in your own prescription! Drive more safely. See more clearly. Framed in our zingy new platters, squares, ovals or octagons. Order them today! OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. JOB 7�ri 3T S LeTWMHIOCt - fhon, JJ7 W>� an Correctional Institute are "bad" and the jail needs to be replaced, The government was planning | a stage of replacement but a \ number of difficult problems- | such as location-were compli- i eating the situation. i run Provincial park said in danger CAMROSE (CP) - Big Knife Provincial Park is in danger of being strip-mined to death unless something is done about coal leases on park land, says Gordon Stromberg, Progressive Conservative member of the Alberta legislature for Camrose. Mr. Stromberg says he has learned that 50 to 80 acres of the park could be strip-mined under coal leases granted to the Alberta Coal Co. some years ago and which the company wants to begin mining this spring. He said the park, about 40 miles southeast of here, is also in danger . of being cut up for Alberta Power's use. Alberta Power has a large water reservoir on the Battle River and has an option to use park land for overflow under a lease arrangement. Mr. Stromberg said the provincial parks department and residents of his constituency are concerned about the future of the park and want the government to find alternatives to allowing strip mining in t h e park. He said Allan Warrack, minister of lands and forests, has promised to look into the matter. ixplosive Savings p Ford's February . Hi Due to factory pressure ... we are overstocked on Brand New 1973 Fintos and Mavericks. Check our largest stock ever! Over 36 Pintos and Mavericks available now and must be soldi \m Piterc im jm�i %i3i 2-DOOR 1600 cc, 4 speed, block heater, bucket seats. 2-DOOR 6 cylinder, 3 speed, block heat ONLY $2399 Explosive savings are available now during our February Bargain Blitz. 200 new and used vehicles will be liquidated at exciting discounts during this sale. See how you'll savs? art our low mileage demonstrators as well. STOCK NO. 568 SQUIRE OPTION 2000 cc, 4 speed, W.W. tires, block heater, roof rack. A low mileage demo. i>...... j....... 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