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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Irish crisis mav weaken Heatii image By HAROLD MOliniSON LONDON (CP) The Northern Ireland crisis, after parking the effectiveness of the Stormonlj ad- ministration, has festered and spread until it pesos 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 fall in Northern Ireland the failure may weaken his determination in other critical areas where his rigid 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 Uiat 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 (ran a powerful world position and to corrosion of economic strength. Stubborn persislence to pursuit of predetermined positions and principles led to his victory in the general election, he believes. Opinion testers hart 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. Finn on market Perhaps no issue illustrated the rigidity ot his 'Hical faith as his European Common Market mem- policy. Great battles still loom in Parliament over the detailed acceptance treaty. British sovereignty is a deeply sensitive issue. b'omc of his supporters tremble when contemplating the coming straggle over legislation whereby Com- mon Market law must be made to prevail over Bntisn m But II. is almost an accepted fact that with Heath there will be "no retreat from responsbilily." The pros- pect that opponents are likely to hit a stone wall in trying to force him to compromise probably adds to Die prospect of his final victory. But Northern Ireland is a different matter. Heath s determination to uphold I he existing Stor- monl administration nppran, lo have added to politi- cal inflexibility, arousing emotions and passions which have spread around the world. No retreat His determination likely is based on Uie 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. In effect, the prime minister is hi direct collision 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 rolers eventually may be incorporated in the U.S. in u> attempt In gel more American voters to the polls, delegation from the U.S. National Municipal League raid herr. The four-man delegation, attempting to work out 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 studv. They hope to make recommendations aimed at changing the elections system this spring. Wilson Wy.nit rrf Kv, director f! Irapip am! rh.-iirm.iri of the Elections Sys- tnnT. F'rnirr! Ihf wnrkniG Oil. about pnr roni of Oinrirltmir. I'lT'i nui on national election days (Ymip.ircil v.-iili fin PIT in the U.S. This means twvr snmr things you're doing we'rn net, vntm moy turn out more readily lo- calise Ihc gmcnunent lakes responsibility for register- ing ihcm, Mr. V.'vatt said. In the U.S., citizens must first appear in porson bpforr a designated government official before election day to declare their eligibility under stair 'Ihc delegation was considering tho possibility of recommending '-reversing Ihc responsibility of registra- Mr. Wyalt said. Callle for expor The letkbridge Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 25-35 "Serving Smith Alberta and Southeastern B.C." Price IS Cents VOL. LXV No. 47 J5THBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1972 FIVE SECTIONS 72 PAGES t? Ulster faces new violence by IRA A NOSE IS A NOSE IS A NOSE The aristocratic nose of Britain's Princess Anne, riah. is the rage of fa .hionobl. European woman who wont nose while Kennedy h.s nose-dived in popularity .ays Dr. Hans G. Bruck a Viennese pla.hc surgeon. Two-price system on ivheat sales beneiits consumers EDMONTON (CP) The implementation of a Uo-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 ot Alberta's farmers, has expressed its appreciation to Otto Lang, minister respon- sible for the Canadian Wheat Board, for Ins efforts in estab- lishing the two-price system which the organization and its forerunners had 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 snare of the consumer's dollar has ac- tually Mr. Lea said. Details of Uie federal pro- posal to pay the difference be- tween t h e export price of wheat and a price of S3 for do- mestic wheat, about Sl.MVz 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. Lang." The Unifarm president said his organization was concern- ed about the yet-unannounced method of distributing the funds under the two-price pro- P0'..ll "if mad" I" wheat producers only. two-prire ;-yslem could result m a allocation of resources similar lo Hint; 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 lw channelled through .in income stabilization program or an acreage pay- ment lo all producers of grains, with limits to any one. pro- ducer. Unifarm also was pleased with the federal announcement of a million subsidy to Can- ada's hog producers on their 1971 production which expe- rienced s drastic reduction in prices received. "This is in line with what we had asked for." Bennett budget pleased in pay increases as being million short of what civil serv- ants need to minimal parity with their municipal and federal counterparts. Tire 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." VICTORIA (CP) Job-creat- 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- eminent. 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, had produced a "typical Bennett budget" which did nolh- 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 transil 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 E m p 1 o y e e s' Union, which 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 I unity, Conservative Leader Robert' Slanfield said Saturday. Commenting on disclosures (hat Uie 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 disastrous in terms of national unity. "I wanl to warn this govern- menl 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 of new capital." He said the Conservative party "remains committed to sound nationalism" but any pol- icy of nationalism must recon- cile the interests of different re- gions. "That is why I react BO strongly to the concept of the all-powertui screening agency suggested 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 anc'Jier." dered if no assistance was forth- coming from the republic's al- lies. Foreign Minister Patrick HU- 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 lo ho joined by about 30.000 people from Ulster and the republic. tack British troops sent there to disperse a planned civil rights march by Roman Catholics Sun- day. Roads to Newry, near the bor- der will) 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 (he 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 Ihey have advised their members to avoid Newry over the week to prevent an- olhcr "bloody Sunday." j T An ominous silence hung over OO111D tllTCClt the market town today on Ihe eve of the demonstration. In the Irish Republic, Premier fa) Ci CUT Jack Lynch has pleaded for re- slrainl on Ihe part of demon- strators. The memory of a similar march in Londonderry iasl 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 nol yet asked for help from Communist countries but Ibis would have to be consi- NHL hockey game on TV VANCOUVER (CP) RCMP were investigating an extortion attempt today after a live bomb was dismantled after being found in a locker at Vancouver Intel-national 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. OS 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 Toronto Maple Leafs. A spokesman for the National Association of Broadcast Em- ployees and Technicians, which h- hitting the CBC with .rikes in a dispute nation, said today not inerfere ladcast. ion to make i air with no id Ed Mac- of the To- ronto NABET local. 'First, the good T CClSIl Louglieed confirms news report Joey says r.D.HONTON (CP) Cattle eggs [or export? Two Alberta livestock linns now are negotiating with flic federal government to clear the way to export fertilized caltlo ova says Harry Ilargravc, Uie province's agriculture marketing commissioner. A numlxT of overseas orders have been received for fcrlilixod ova of specific c.'iltle broods and the firms now arc perfecting procedures to develop an export trade. The market has been made possible by animal brccdiiif! experiments curriod out by British, Ameri- can nnd Cnncdian scientists and veterinarians. Following hormone treatment, n donor cow or heifer will produce as many as 15 ova simullaneoiisly. Tlw arc .siiri'.U'iill.Y. removed and trans- planted inlo husl cows. Tlioso cows I hen Rive birth lo n ralf thai is K'wtioally iinn'l.'ilixl In them. 'North Vicluuin rejects U.S. peace plan PAULS (API North Viet- namese Premier Phan Van Dong says his Viet Cong allies have rejected President Nixon's e i g h t -p o i n t peace plan, the North Vietnamese delegation to the Paris ponce talks reported today. Hul Ihc delegation did not say wholhcr the plan was rejected by North Vietnam as woll. goodbye ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) A plea for Newfoundlanders to re- tain their identity and a parting shot at the Progressive Conserv- ative government marked Jo- seph II. Smallwood's farewell speech Friday night .-is Now- foundland Liberal parly leader. Mr. Smallwood's successor was to be elected today from among four candidates with vot- ing by 780 delegates expected to begin in mid-afternoon. "Shame upon us if we, in our eagerness to profit from tho 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 ot about in a military drill hall. It was common sense for Newfoundlanders to be good Ca- nadians but Ihoy 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 slated 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 rwo weeks, rir-t sure nt thf arnnimt of UIB surplus "but know it is no- where near million "I II.TVP romp ideas but i would rather wail, uulil the in- dependent report is present- ed." Mr. Louphccd 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. Mr.Lougheed said the exact surplus figure will come in a matter of weeks from the inde- pendent group making the assessment and "then Uie pub- lic will decide." When the report Ls presented it will show that between zero and million is all that 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. rj A Queen marks anniversar Seen and heard About town pUZZLED (ire inspector POIII; wondering bow ninny of Ihc 65 invita- tions lo the annual indoor hose coupling will be an- swered Police Court sergeant Bill Hnnnmitt ques- tioning how many persons in traffic com-t will be paying customers Grade 7 stu- dent Aiicne Kupcnis resort-, ing lo Grandpa in California to provide a grass stained pirn? of clolli SM sh? could perform a roiraving ox in hum" oocnomics class. LONDON (CP! A shy, sensitive girl fhrust suddenly into one of the world's toughest and most, exposed jobs cele- brates 20 years on the British throne Sunday. Most ot her 55 million subjects in this connlry would agree whatever their views on the monarchy that she personally has come through the testing years with Dying colors. From the withdrawn, rather stiff young woman of S5 ab- ruptlv recalled from a 13S- Krnya holiday on tlM1 death of King George' VI, Elizabeth II matured into .1 strong, stable personality has done much to strengthen one of the world's oldest thrones in a time of world wide political change. In Ihc two decades since thai slim figure in black came nervously down the aircraft steps at wintry airport lo 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 Qucon has spanned six prime ministers from Sir Wins- Ion Churchill in tho area of ration books lo Ed- w.inl lloalh in Ilia ago of Europe's afllucnl Common Market. She has also seen the Com- monwealth change out of all recognition and her own influ- ence sharply recede. When she ascended the tlu'onc, Indian in- dependence was only five years old, colonial Africa hnd not yet begun its march to self rule and the old British Empire re- BI.I7AHF.TH (cstinfi mainri much ss before under s new name. Today, all but a handful of dependencies are fully fledg- ed members of the United Na- tions. Public attitudes towards monarchy have also changed dramatically, in Canada and other Commonwealth countries as well as in Britain. In the mid 1950s, a peer who criticized the Queen's speeches was hit in the face in a busy street by an outraged monarchist. In the respected .Spectator weekly magazine felt able lo publish an article freely speculating on Princess Anne's sex life. Crowds for the Queen's pub- lic appearances arc smaller tlicse days, and (lie young are maslly indifferent. Like her father, Elizabeth was not bom to 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 Ix-ing coached in the mysteries o[ monarchy. ;