Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Irish crisis may weaken Heath image By HAROLD MORRISON LONDON (CP) The.Northern Ireland crisis, after paralzing the effectiveness of the Stormont ad- ministration, has festered and spread until it a direct challenge to the philosophy underpinning Prime Minister Heath's approach to a revival and renewal of Britain's world stature. In a sense, if Heath's policies fail in Northern Ireland, the failure may weaken his determination to other critical areas where his ngid posture of no retreat" forms the basis of his political faith, even to the point of rejection of pleas from his own supporters for a greater demonstration of flexibility. Heath believes that yielding to pressures against a leader's judgment of what may be best for the coun- try led to Britain's weaknesses in the past; to a fall from a powerful world position and to corrosion of economic strength. Stubborn persistence in pursuit of predetermined positions and principles led to his victory in the 1970 general election, he believes. Opinion testers had written him off. He proved them wrong. The victory appeared to add to his conviction not to be swayed or tempted simply by the prospect of immediate popular- ity. Firm on market Perhaps no issue illustrated the rigidity of his faith as his European Common Market mem- :ship policy. Great battles still loom in Parliament over the detailed acceptance treaty. British sovereignty is a deeply sensitive issue. Some of his supporters tremble when contemplating the coming struggle over legislation whereby Com- mon Market law must be made to prevail over British li3.W- But it is almost an accepted fact that with Heath there will be "no retreat from responsbility." The pros- pect that opponents are likely to hit a stone wall in trying to force him to compromise probably adds to the prospect of his final victory. But Northern Ireland is a different matter. Heath s expressed determination to uphold the existing Stor- mont administration appears to have added to politi- cal inflexibility, arousing emotions and passions which have spread around the world. N'o retreat His determination likely is based on the convic- tion that since the Stormont Protestants have been elected by a majority of Northern Ireland voters, there can be no collusion with an unruly minority. His an- swer to the heightened guerrilla warfare and mount- ing deaths is to strengthen police action; to demon- strate in military fashion that Britain intends no re- reat from its responsibilities. v._ In effect, the prime minister is in direct collision with the outlawed but ever present Irish Republican Army. In its many acts of violence, the IRA has proven it may be more than a match for the Stormont adminis- tration. The question is whether it can force Heath to retreat from his Northern Ireland policies under the pressure of violence and international opinion. Canada's voting system may be used in U.S. OTTAWA (CP) Canada's system of registering TOters eventually may be incorporated in the U.S. in attempt to get more American voters to the polls, i delegation the U.S. National Municipal League laid here. The four-man delegation, attempting to work but a model election act to be used in state elections, met Canada's chief electoral officer, Jean-Marc Hamel and Clive Jacklin, returning officer in Niagara Falls, Ont, and news editor of the city's paper The Review, during a one-day visit to Ottawa. They also will visit the United Kingdom, West Ger- many, Australia and Sweden during the course of theiir study. They hope to make recommendations aimed at changing the US. elections system this spring, Wilson Wyatt of Ey., director municipal league and of the Elections Sys- tems Project the group .is working on, said about 76 per cent of Canadians turn out on national election days compared with 60 per cent in the U.S. This means Canadians "must have some things you're doing we're not doing." Canadian voters may turn out more readily be- cause the government takes responsibility for register- ing Wyatt said. In the U.S., citizens must first appear in person before a designated government official before election day to declare their eligibility under state law. The delegation was considering the possibility of recommending "reversing the responsibility of registra- tion." Mr. Wyatt said. Cattle eggs for export? EDMONTON (CP) Cattle eggs for export? Two Alberta livestock firms now are negotiating with the federal government to clear the way to export fertilized cattle ova says Harry Hargrave, the province's agriculture marketing commissioner. A number of overseas orders have been received for fertilized ova of specific cattle breeds and the firms now are perfecting procedures to develop an export trade. The market has been made possible by animal breeding experiments carried out by British, Ameri- can and Canadian scientists and veterinarians. Following hormone treatment, a donor cow or heifer will produce as many as 15 ova simultaneously. The ova are fertilized surgically, removed and trans- planted into host cows. These cows then give birth to a calf that is genetically unrelated to them. TheUthbridge Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 25-35 "Serving South Alberta and Southeastern B.C.9 Price 15 Cents VOL. LXV No. 47 "LETHBRIDGE, FEBRUARY FIVE SECTIONS 72 PAGES Ulster faces new violence by IRA A NOSE IS A NOSE IS A NOSE-The aristocratic nose of Britain s Pnncest Anne riahtls the rage of fashionable European women who want a nose ,ob wh.le Jackie Ketedy Onassis' has nose-dived in popularity says Dr. Hans G. Bruck a V.ennese surgeon. Two-price system on ivheat sales benefits consumers EDMONTON (CP) The implementation of a two-price system on sales of wheat means a subsidy for con- sumers, not a subsidy to agri- culture, Dobson Lea, president of Unifarm said today. Mr. Lea said Unifarm, which represents more than of Alberta's fanners, has expressed its appreciation to Otto Lang, minister respon- sible for the Canadian Wheat Board, for his efforts in estab- lishing the two-price system which the organization and its forerunners bad been seeking for more than "20 years." CHEAP FOOD But, in reality the increased federal support for the price of grain purchased for human consumption within Canada, means another move in the on- going provision of cheap food, for Canadians. "Bread prices have doubled during the last 20 years while the primary producers share of the consumer's dollar has ac- tually Mr. Lea said. Details of the federal pro- posal to pay the difference be- tween the export price of wheat and a price of for do- mestic wheat, about at present, have not been an- nounced. Distrubution of such benefits will be given high priority when unifarm officials meet Mr. Lang in Edmonton next week, Mr. Lea said. "The future possibility of es- tablishing a relationship be- tween the new two-price sys- tem and the proposed grains income stabilization program will be explored with Mr. The Unifarm president said his organization was concern- ed about' the yet-unannounced method of distributing the funds under tfce two-price pro- posal. "If made directly to wheat producers only, the two-price system could result in a mis- allocation of resources similar to that resulting from the tem- porary wheat reserves act in that it would encourage wheat production although demand for that grain has not in- creased." He emphasized that sur- pluses from production of wheat as a result could not solve "any of the wheat pro- ducer's problems." Mr. Lea suggested the anti- cipated federal increased con- tribution under the two-price system, estimated at about million, could be channelled through an income stabilization North Vietnam rejects U.S. peace plan PARIS (AP) North Viet- namese Prerder Phan Van Dong says his Viet Cong allies have rejected President Nixon's eight-point peace plan, the North Vietnamese delegation to the Paris peace talks reported today. But the delegation did not say whether the plan was rejected by North Vietuain as well program or an acreage pay- ment to all producers of grains, with limits to any one pro- ducer. Unifarm also was pleased with the federal announcement Bennett budget pleased VICTORIA (CP) Jobrcreat- ing spending programs with no tax changes were the feature of a record billion budget brought down Friday by British Columbia's Social Credit gov- ernment. Second on the bill was an an- nouncement of a increase in the home-owner grant, with an- other for those over 65, plus an increase in the funds avail- able for prospective home-own- ers. Opposition leaders complained that Premier W. A. C. Bennett, who doubles as finance minis- ter, bad produced a "typical Bennett budget" which did noth- ing for the average working man. low-income groups or sen- ior citizens. Budget highlights included al- most million in funds for job-creating road, forestry and parks projects, a promise of fin- ancial support for municipal rapid transit systems, a mil- lion fund to preserve green belt areas and more money for mu- nicipalities, local school dis- tricts and universities. The strongest complaint was made by the British Columbia Government Employees' Union, whicb blasted a promised million By CY FOX NEWRY, Northern Ireland (CP) Security forces say guerrillas of the Irish Republi- can Army are slipping into the blockaded town of Newry to at- Stanfield issues warning HALIFAX (CP) Restriction of foreign investment could have a disastrous effect on na- t i o n a 1 unity, Conservative Leader Robert' Stanfield said Saturday. Commenting on disclosures that the government is consider- ing a screening agency to con- trol foreign investment, Mr. Stanfield told a party meeting: "Any policy that pins its faith exclusively on the restriction of investment in Canada in order to protect our identity as Cana- dians is bad for this country and would be disastrous in terms of national unity. "I want to warn this govern- ment that any such policy, far from protecting our identity, would turn region against re- gion, province against province and Canadian against Canadian. "I want to warn this gover- ment that we in the Progressive Conservative party shall fight hard against any policy that would have the effect of cutting off sources of investment to-the provinces that are still in need of new capital." He said the Conservative ana Deeu w party "remains committedvto parity with their municipal and sound nationalism but any pol- _ -t miicr of. a million subsidy to Can- ada's hog producers on their 1971 production which expe- rienced a drastic reduction in prices received. "This is in line with what we bad asked for." In pay increases as being million short of what civil serv- ants need to achieve minimal federal counterparts. The balanced budget calls for record spending of an increase of over the previous fiscal year. The premier boasted that B.C.'s financial policies have re- sulted in it being "the most suc- cessful of any province in meet- ing the job needs of the fastest- growing labor force in Canada." icy of nationalism must recon- cile the interests of different re- gions. "That is why I react so strongly to. the concept of the all-powerful screening agency suggestecl in the cabinet docu- ments on foreign investment leaked last fall. Such an agency is too simplistic an approach, and one that could easily turn one region against another." tack British troops sent there to disperse a planned civil rights march by Roman Catholics Sun- day. Roads to Newry, near the bor- der with the Irish Republic, have been blocked by soldiers who are searching vehicles for hidden arms. British intelli- gence officers say they were tipped by a woman that the IRA gave her sons British army uni- forms to wear at the parade. The planned parade Sunday by thousands of civil rights marchers has been declared il- legal under Northern Ireland's ban on public processions. IRA leaders claim they have advised their members to avoid Newry over the week to prevent an- other "bloody Sunday." An ominous silence hung over the market town today on the eve of the demonstration. In the Irish Republic, Premier Jack Lynch has pleaded for re- straint on the part of demon- strators. The memory of a similar march in Londonderry last Sun- day, which ended in a bloodbath when 13 men were killed, is fresh in everyone's mind. Lynch says irresponsible ac- tivity by the troops could "lead to a war situation." He said the republic had not yet asked for help from Communist countries but this would have to be consi- 1VHL hockey game on TV as scheduled TORONTO (CP) Sports fans .take heart. Hockey Night in Canada will be on the air as usual tonight with a game be- tween Philadelphia Flyers and Toitrato Maple Leafs. A spokesman for the National Association of Broadcast ployees and Technicians, which hitting the CBC with Oikes in a dispute ration, said today not inerfere dcast. on to make air with no Ed Mac- of the To- ronto NABET local. dered if no assistance was forth- coming from the republic's at lies. Foreign Minister Patrick Hil- lery is flying to Ottawa from Washington this weekend for talks with Canadian leaders Monday. He received no pledge of assistance from the U.S. Newry was poised to receive hundreds of journalists from around the world who were pouring in to report on the march which is expected to be joined by about people from Ulster and the republic. Police probe bomb threat to CP air VANCOUVER (CP) RCMP were investigating an extortion attempt today after a live bomb was dismantled after being found in a locker at Vancouver International Airport following a threat to CP Air. RCMP said company officials were directed to the locker after receiving a phone call demand- ing "a large sum of money." Police refused to reveal the size of the bomb, the sum. of money involved or whether the money was paid. 'First, the good news., Inherited Soared cash non-existent Lougheed confirms news report Joey says ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) A plea for Newfoundlanders to i-e- taHi their identity and a parting slhbt at the Progressive Conserv- ative government marked Jo- seph R. Smallwood's farewell speech Friday night as New- foundland Liberal party leader. Mr. Smallwood's successor was to be elected today from among four candidates with vot- ing by 780 delegates expected to begin in midrafternoon. "Shame upon us if we, in our eagerness to profit from the wider prosperity if we should ever give up the fierce pride we had in our own his- tory, our uniqueness and our love for this dear Mr. Smallwood, 71, told a crowd of about in a military drill hall. It was common sense for Newfoundlanders to be good Ca- nadians but they should with- stand mainland cultural and other influences which could wipe out native characteristics. EDMONTON Premier Peter Lougheed Friday night confirmed a Calgary Albertan story which stated the million accumulated cash sur- plus the Conservative govern- ment supposedly inherited from the former Social Credit re- gime did not exist and that a special independent report on the state of Alberta's surplus is now being undertaken and will be ready in two weeks. Mi% Lougheed said he was not sure of the amount of the surplus "but I know it is no- where near million, "I have some ideas but would rather wait until the in- dependent report is present- Mr. Lougheed said. "I know there is no cash sur- plus or liquid surplus anywhere near he continu- ed. "The only useful surplus is that which is liquid, because if it's a liquid surplus you can use it immediately and you do not have to Mr. Loug- heed said. "If it's tied up in long term obligations that you can't rely on, you have to go out and bor- row the Premier con- tinued. "When I talk about surplus I'm talking, and I think the people are, about something we can go and the Premier stated. MrXougheed said the exact surplus figure will come in a matter of weeks from the inde- 1 pendent group making tne assessment and "then the pub- lic will decide." When the report is presented it will show that between zero and million is all tisat is left of the province's liquid cash surplus and that the sur- plus will fall far short of meet- ing the anticipated million deficit for the fiscal year end- ing March 13, 1972. Queen marks anniversary Seen and heard About town pUZZLED fire inspector Doug Kometz wondering how many or the 65 invita- tions to the annual indoor hose coupling will be an- swered Police Court sergeant Bill Brummitt ques- tioning how many persons in traffic court will be paying customers Grade 7 stu- dent Arlene Kuperns resort- ing to Grandpa in California to provide a grass stained piece of cloth so she could perform a stain removing ex- periment in home eocnomics class. LONDON (CF) A shy, sensitive girl thrust suddenly into one of the world's toughest and most exposed jobs cele- brates 20 years on the British throne Sunday. Most of her 55 million subjects in this country would agree whatever their views on the monarchy that she personally has come through the testing years with flying colors. From the withdrawn, rather stiff young woman of 25 ab- ruptlv recalled from a 1952 Kenya holiday on the death of King George VI, Elizabeth II matured into a. strong, stable personality vho has done much to strengthen one of the world's oldest thrones in a time of world wide political change. In the two decades since that slim figure in black came nervously down the aircraft steps at wintry London airport to assume her globe girdling inheritance, Elizabeth has pre- sided over a period of swifter development than any of her 59 predecessors. Her reign as England's sixth ruling Queen has spanned six prime ministers from Sir Wins- ton Churchill in the area of post war ration books to Ed- ward Heath in the age of Europe's affluent C o ffi m on Market. She has also seen the Com- monwealth change out of all recognition and her own influ- ence sharply recede. When she ascended the throne, Indian in- dependence was only five years old, colonial Africa had not yet begun its march to self rule and the old British Empire re- QUEEN ELIZABETH testing yean mained much as before under a new name. Today, all but a handful of dependencies are fuHy fledg- ed members of the United Na- tions. Public attitudes towards monarchy nave also changed dramatically, in Canada and other Commonwealth countries as well as in Britain. tbe mid 1950s, a peer who criticized the Queen's speeches was hit in the face in a busy London street by an outraged monarchist. In 1371, the respected Spectator weekly magazine felt able to publish an article freely speculating on Princess Anne's sex life. Crowds for the Queen's pub- lic appearances are smaller these days, and the young are mostly indifferent. Like her father, Elizabeth was not born to be sovereign. Thrown into the succession by the astounding abdication of her uncle, Edward VIII, now Duke of Windsor, Elizabeth early learned her responsibili- ties but was deprived by her father's -early death of being coached in the mysteries of monarchy.