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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH1 ICTHMIOOI HMALD Monday, Quebec separatist party attacked bv Marchand QUEBEC (CP) Jean Mar- chand, federal minister of re- gional economic expansion, wound up a three-day meeting of about Quebec members of the federal Liberal piety with a stinging attack on the separa- tist Quebecois Sunday. Outside the convention hall, about 25 young people built a snow fort and taunted delegates with insults and snowballs under the watchful eyes of six suburban Ste. Foy policemen. In the last speech to the meet- ing Sunday, Mr. Marchand called PQ members "cowards" and said they were one of the main groups responsible for creating a climate of fear and confusion in Quebec. He called for tolerant dialogue because "if fanaticism contin- ues, then you have all the ele- ments for civil war." He accused the Parti Quebe- cois of spreading "ghost sto- ries" to provoke fear of Eng- lish-Canadians, Americans, fed- eral politicians, elections, gov- ernments and loss of the French-language, liberty and in- stitutions. "These cowards want us to believe that we are oblivious to everything and that they have a monopoly on insight and1 real- he said. GOVERNMENTS BLAMELESS Neither the federal nor Quebec government had created "the climate of a concentration camp" in Quebec, he said, but panic was provoked following two political kidnappings in Oc- tober by those who "organized violence and tolerated it through active or passive com- plicity." Delegates in Find pilot dead in wreckage of aircraft EDMONTON (CP) A light plane missing since Jan. 26 in northern Alberta on a flight from Hinton to Fort McMurray was found on the south end of frozen Calling Lake Sunday. The pilot, Bob Bergeron, 31, of Fort McMurray, was found dead in the aircraft which was damaged and covered by snow. The Cessna 170 was found on what was to have been the last day of a ten-day search by a Dakota from 440 Transport and Rescue Squadron from Winni- peg en route to an assigned search area further north. A ski-equipped Otter from the 418 Reserve Squadron in Edmon- ton landed on the lake and confirmed it was the missing plane. democracy, justice and terror- ism proposed a resolution call- ing for an amendment to the Criminal Code allowing an ap- peal against conviction for con- tempt of court. Solicitor-general Jean-Pierre Goyer told what appeared to be a mainly middle-class, middle- aged audience: 'I must know your views on how to combat terrorism." Mr. Goyer said later he was "disappointed" be had no suggestions to take back to Ot- tawa. He said the federal govern- ment is seeking ways to deal with future acts of violence JEAN MARCHAND calls members 'cowards' has to draft legislation to re- place the Public Order (Tempo- rary Measures) Act, 1970, which expires in April. "What we need is not law and order, but order through jus- he said. He also said the question of imposing the death penalty for political murders will be "consi- dered" ia a Commons debate on capital punishment "sometime before December, 1972." At the moment, only murders Forty girl to marry British Businessman LONDON (AP) Christine Keeler, 28, the London party girl who rocked the British gov- ernment in the Profumo scandal eight years ago, plans to marry Anthony Platt, a British busi- nessman. War Minister John Profumo resigned in 1963, after admitting to having an 'affair with Miss Keller the same time as Soviet naval attache Eugene Ivanov. The marriage will be Miss Keel- er's second. against society without violating civil liberties and specifically of policemen and prison guards are punishable by death, while other killings can bring a life term. One resolution calling for youths between 18 and 20 to work for the federal govern- ment in fields sucb as pollution control found a number of back- ers but another calling for com- pulsory military service for 18- year-olds ran into criticism. Some speakers favored the draft as a means of bringing "discipline" to young people. But one young delegate re- called that Prime Minister Tru- deau bad campaigned in his youth against conscription in the Second World War and Mr. Marchand called for "more im- agination" in solving social problems. "If we want to have a world of peace, we won't attain it by imposing military the minister said. State Secretary Gerard1 Pelle- tier said be had raised a similar idea two years ago and had found young people "were quite favorable, except for the word "obligatory." Wouldn't adults react the same way if somebody tried to impose something on he asked. Northern Ireland has rough night Gomulka suspended for eiTors WARSAW (Reuter) Former Polish Communist party leader Wladyslaw Gomulka has been suspended from membership of the party's central committee for serious mistakes in party leadership, Warsaw radio re- ported Sunday night. Gomulka resigned from lead- ership of the party and from the Politburo Dec. 20 in a top-level reshuffle aimed at ending a cri- sis brought on by riots in Baltic ports over sharp pre-Cbristmas price increases. New party chief Edward Gi- erek told a plenary session of the central committee in War- saw Sunday that the increase in food prices was the direct cause of the December disorders. Two of Gomulka's dose asso- ciates, economic specialist Bo- neslaw Jazczuk and ideologist Zenon Kliszko, were removed from the central committee, Warsaw radio also reported. In a two-hour speech to the party meeting, Gierek said a total of 45 persons were killed in the December disorders. RUNNING BATTLE IN IRELAND British charge toward rock throwing demon, itrators in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. About 200 troops were rushed to the area and more than 30 of the demonstrators were arrested. Potential strength of NDP underestimated savs Notley says EDMONTON (CP) The New Democratic Party will have at least 63 candidates in the .next Alberta election. "We may even have a full slate of leader Grant Not- ley told a Sunday news con- ference that wrapped up the party's three-day ninth annual convention. "I think some people have underestimated the potential strength of the NDP as a poli- tical Mr. Notley said, noting that it has existed hi the province in one form or another for half a century. Provincial Secretary Hart Horn said the party has al- .ready nominated. 29 candidates and will make a big push in the 10 constituencies where NDP collected 30 or more per cent of the vote in the last provincial election. Mr. Notley is running in the northern Al- berta riding of Spirit River- Fairview. The NDP now is without member in the 65-seat legisla- ture, which has 55 Social Credit members and 10 Pro- gressive Conservatives. There will be 75 seats at stake in the next election, expected this spring, follow redistribution. Gordon Wright of Edmonton was re-elected party president, with Garth Turcott of Pincher Creek first vice-president, Lou Pocklington of Edmonton sec- ond vice-president, and Bert Strand of Sexsmith, Ethel Tay- lor of Hed Deer and -Henry Tomaschuk of Edmonton as general vice-presidents. TELEVISION AND HOME FURNISHINGS CLOSE-OUT SALE! Instant Credit! Easy Payment Plan! Buy now! Save! at 402 5th STREET SOUTH Prov. Govt. Close-Out Permit No. 889 Beltway is Closing Its Doors Forever All Stock Furnishings TV Stereo Radios Sofas Chain Bedroom Furniture EVERYTHING MUST GO! Open Till 6 p.m. Once-ln-A-Life- time Savings! 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In dealing with resolutions, the 363 registered delegates- there were also 322 visitors and observers primarily covered the fields of energy, women's rights, housing and welfare. The waffle caucus, which seeks to move the party to the left in both program and strategy, attempted to put its imprint on the resolutions but generally failed although it did manage to put four members on the 11-man executive. Delegates accepted an ex- ecutive draft statement on en- ergy resources which called for sophisticated use of selec- tive nationalization, pri- vate and co-operative owner- ship and government regula- tion to regain control of the Alberta economy. The statement called for an oil pipeline to Montreal, public ownership of all interprovin- cial pipelines, nationalization of privately-owned utilities, in- tra-provincial pipelines and large exporting coal interests, a natural gas export tax and an increase in royalties on the production of oii and gas. On welfare, delegates ac- cepted a motion that called on an NDP government to abolish the welfare system in favor of a realistic and adequate guaranteed annual income for all citizens which would reflect rises> in the cost of living. The housing resolution called on municipalities to substan- tially expand opportunities for various forms of subsidised housing such as public hous- ing, limited dividend housing, experimental housing and se- nior citizens housing for families and individuals un- able to find decent shelter at prices they can afford. The convention heard from the five candidates for the na- tional leadership of the party, and held a testimonial dinner for T. C. Douglas, the retiring national leader. Mr. Douglas responded by telling the faithful that the NDP is still the only political vehicle in Canada that can bring about required social change by democratic means. By JOHN LeBLANC BELFAST (CP) the lady in Falls Road said as another gelignite bomb went off, "I guess the boys are having a little fun." It was a rough Sunday night in Northern Ireland with plenty of shooting in Belfast and other places. But no fatalities were reported. I walked through the troubled Falls Road district early today and heard a few explosions and bullets whining around. No om was getting tdUed. The police confirmed later that there were no overnight fa- talities. Crowds in the Falls Road were mainly standing around peacefully while British army troop-carriers waited to go into action. "We are just playing a cat- and-mouse the com- mander of one carrier on the Roman Catholic road told me. Two gelignite bombs were flung while I was in the area and several later. All apparently exploded In the streets without causing casual- ties. At the same time, civilian sni- pers and the army exchanged some gunfire and a few civilian passers-by on the sidewalks had close shaves. All the snipers picked off by British two, but possibly as many as 10 adults, believed by Brit- ish officials to be Irish national- ists egged on by radical factions of the outlawed Irish Republi- can Army. The IRA advocates the violent overthrow of the Protestant government in Army can't break spirit of Irish KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) As rioting in Ireland went into its fifth night Sunday, 23-yoar-ioId Bernadette Devlin told a U.S. audience that the role of the British army is doomed to fail- ire. "Not all of the soldiers the British can produce will break the spirit of the Irish the youngest member of the English parliament said before an audience of at the Uni- versity of Rhode Island. Referring to the "false nature of the Catholic-Protestant divi- Miss Devlin said the working class of both religions have become disenchanted with the existing government "But they do not have an ap- preciation that they have suf- fered the same type of ills from the same she said, "and that they should unite and walk through the Catholic and Protestant middle classes and the aristocracy and create a world they can live in." It was Miss Devlin's first stop on a speaking tour. i She said her purpose of her United States speaking tour was to explain the existing situation in Irelnad, and to raise money for the building of a socialist re- search centre ir Belfast. A university spokesman said she received for the ap- pearance. Miss Devlin said her hope for Northern Ireland is the hope for international socialism. "You will only end religious prejudice, racial prejudice and national prejudice when you end the system that produced she said, making clear that the system she railed against was the capitalist economy of the British Isles. "It makes little difference to me who stands on my whether he's a British imperial- ist or an Irish she said. Miss Devlin likened the role of British troops in Ireland to the role of American troops in Vietnam. Every Tuesday Evening FAMILY NIGHT at the TOWN CHEF! FEATURING: SPECIAL STEAK DINNER Soup du jour, tossed salad, dinner roll on toast (plain or fried onions, baked potato, asparagus tips, coffee, tea or small millc. AND A Grilled Top Sirloin Steak