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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THf UTHMIPCI HDtALD Tuesday, March M, 1972 New violence in Ulster follows end to ceasefire From AP-REUTER BELFAST (CP) A three- day ceasefire declared by the Irish Republican Army ended Monday night with the killing of three more men and a chain of bombings in Northern Ireland. Patrick McRory, an 18-year- old Roman Catholic standing on his doorstep in a mainly Protes- tant neighborhood of Belfast, was cut down by gunfire from a moving car shortly before the truce expired at midnight Mon- day night. Before the night was over, 10 bombs caused much damage in Belfast, Londonderry, Lisburn, Strabane and Castlederg, and two civilian men were killed, apparently in a heavy exchange of gunfire between guerrillas and a British patrol in London- derry. A statement by the London- derry command of the Provi- sional IRA said one of the dead men was IRA battalion staff of- ficer Colin Keenan, 18. He was the son of veteran republican Sean Keenan, at present in- terned at Long Kesh camp. An army statement after the shootings said an army patrol had come under fire and at one stage was pinned down by ma- chine-gun fire from the gunmen. Soldiers returned the fire. Three soldiers were injured in the exchanges, two of them seri- ously. The army statement said that of the two bodies taken to hospital, one was that of Urban affairs conference proposal to be discussed OTTAWA (CP) A major step, aimed at getting a 20- month-old federal proposal for a federal-provincial-municipal conference on urban affairs un- stuck, will be taken next month. Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford told the Commons Mon- day a three-level meeting of government representatives will be held in Hull, Que., April 25 to disucss a date and agenda for the conference. He said he hopes the eventual conference, the first formally involving municipalities with the two senior levels of govern- ment, will be the first of many. The idea of the conference was first proposed in June, 1970, by Robert Andras, who went over to consumer affairs from urban affairs in a Jan. 28 cabi- net shuffle that saw Mr. Bas- ford take over urban affairs. But some provinces, notably British Columbia and Quebec, were suspicious of any direct consultation between the federal government and municipalities, which constitutionally are under provincial jurisdiction. PUSHED IDEAS The federal government, backed by mayors and some provinces, pushed its idea at meetings of provincial officials in Toronto, Winnipeg, Victoria and Ottawa against strong sus- picions. At a federal-provincial meet- ing here in November a go-a head was finally given for studies aimed at calling the con ference. Provincial premiers agreed on "close co-operation between federal and provincial govern- ments toward the effective co- ordination of their relevant poli- cies and programs." The April meeting will involve Mr. Basford, Darcy McKeough, Ontario minister responsible for municipal affairs, and Marcel D'Amour, mayor of Hull and president of the Canadian Fed- eration of Mayors and Munici- palities. "We are to work toward es- tablishing a date and specific agenda for the first national Mr. Basford said. SLOWED BY SHUFFLES The meeting had been sched- uled for earlier this year. But cabinet shuffles in both Ontario and Ottawa prevented this. Mr. Andras, before he wasi moved from urban affairs, preached long and hard on the need for three-level talks on city problems. Mr. Basford, In his first major policy speech in the Com- mons since he took over his new post, carried on Mr. Andras's message while assuring prov- ince that the federal govern- ment is not attempting to step on their constitutional tr as. He said his department recog- nizes two key facts: It is a Ca- nadian fact of life that the mu- nicipalities are creatures of the provinces for pur- poses and that "no one level of government could possibly begin to tackle urban affairs in a comprehensive way." "Co-operation and co-ordina ion with the provinces and mu- nicipalities is precisely the pur- >ose and mandate of this minis- he said. He made a plea for more co- operation at aU levels. and gunman." The deaths brought to 272 the number of persons killed in the 31 months of Northern Ireland's political and religious war. Six- ty-six persons have died in 1972. The most powerful bomb wrecked nearly every store front on Lisburn's main street only 500 yards from British army headquarters. Between 50 and 80 pounds of gelignite were detonated inside a parked car wrecking 10 nearby shops ane wounding three soldiers and a police officer. In Belfast, bombs damaged a house, a paint store, a gasoline station and a butcher shop and destroyed an automobile. Three explosions occurred in London- derry. In addition to young McRory, a woman bystander was killed by guerrilla gunfire during the weekend ceasefire, four persons were wounded, and two bombs were exploded. But that was a comparatively quiet weekend for Northern Ireland. four persons and injuring 41. Youth hostel CALGARY (CP) The Ca- liutdian Youth Hostel Associa- tion is being phased out of Banff National Park, park su- perintendent Steve Kun said. Eight of the nine hostels op- erated by the Calgary-based mountain region of the asso- ciation will be taken over by the park and probably five of the seven run by the northwest region out of Edmonton. "We don't feel private groups should have hostels just for their own members in the Mr. Kun said. Most cf the hostel bufldmgs in the park were built by the federal government shortly ter the Second World War. Govt. plans new programs for Alberta's mentally ill EDMONTON (CP) There s going to be less emphasis on arge, central institutions and irst rate, community-based services will be developed lor Alberta's mentaly ill, Health 100 Copies plus tax '9 B.C. man pleads not guilty to charge of kidnapping ir Earl wand the afternoon Bennett of Kim- of J u n e 26, 1969. He has not berley, B.C., pleaded not guilty been heard from since to a charge of kidnapping when r AT T he appeared in British Colum- M Hinman attacks Tory rights bill The Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Ted Hinman (SC-Cardston) warned the new Conservative government to avoid the temptations of do- gooderism' in his throne speech debate Monday. The former provincial trea- which of Ti o June, 1969, kidnapping of 15- 000 in unmarked bills in a demanded told her 1269 Third Aye, area where a ransom note was found. The missing boy's mother, Mrs. Robinson Porter, told the court she sent Phillip on year-old Phillip Porter of Kim- canvas bag L caller Testimony was heard Mon- "your kid is all right and your H d in Vancouver Sa> who identified photographs of urday night the city of Ktoberley and the Porter the caller pronounced her hus- band's name in a peculiar manner. She also said the voice was that of a man speaking a slowly and in a kind manner. The defence submitted two documents to the court one WATCH SEASON" la questionnaire which Mrs. Porter said she couldn't re- member having seen before and the other in her husband's handwriting. Mrs. Porter said she and her husband interviewed Bennett at the Kimberley RCMP de- tachment and after hearing him speak, she said she was positive it was the same voice she had beard on the phone the night her son disappeared. Cross-examination by the de- surer said 'the greatness of En- gland fell away the day they decided they wanted the dole.' Government interference on the pretext of helping create a better life, in the long run too often causes woe said Mr. Hin- man. He attacked the government's proposed bill of rights which he said will protect some rights but take away the individual's con- cern to stand up for the rights not in the law. MEDDLE Labor, the utility companies, manufacturers, youth, consum- ers and other groups come to government asking the law makers to "meddle" to make things easier for them. "Be- ware of the lobbyists who want the government to meddle. They believe the weak, the lazy and the wasteful should be supported by the strong, indus- trious and the he said. Mr. Hinman said despite huge sums of tax dollars hav- ing been sunk into housing sub- sidies, the nation still faces a housing crisis. "Because we've made it so there is no longer any incentive to be a landlord." He also attacked the new Hansard a printed record of debates because he said it will be full of 'a lot of rubbish' from politicians who only want The government should re- ject toe philosophy that be- lieves government must look after the welfare of all its ci- tizens, he declared. The gov- ernment should act on the free enterprise belief that the less meddling in the affairs of the public the better. He also said the ombudsman, the official responsible for in- vestigating complaints against authority, would be unneces- sary if every MLA would do his job of representing his con- stituents properly. Alberta grain commissioner hinted in House The Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON An Alberta grain commissioner may be a step to improve marketing op- portunities for Alberta farm ers, Hugh Homer, the minister of agriculture hinted Monday in Minister Neil Crawford said in the legislature Monday. Changes in the Mental Health Act during the current session will set the stage for new programs on which work will start immediately and con- tinue for five years, Mr. Craw- ford said. He did not go into detail. He said the Progressive Con- servative government will re- define committal and detention procedures to "clear the way for general hospitals to under- take the care of some patients" and ease overcrowding at mental institutions in Edmon- ton and Ponoka. LOCAL INVOLVEMENT The government would at tempt to achieve local imvolve- ment in planning by encourag- ing the setting up of councils related to other health-service planning groups. Existing institutions would continue to operate but be re- organized. farm which shows that a cen- tral location for the plant, pro- posed for the community of High Prairie, would save Peace River rapeseed growers il mil- lion a year in trucking costs But while the government might like to direct the plant into certain areas "we would not want to stop the develop- ment because of this." Mr. Homer said the question of site had to be settled by the various communities and farm organizations involved. pick nominee for moderator TORONTO (CP) The Pres- byterian Church in Canada an- nounced today that Rev. Max V. Putnam of Kingston, Ont, will be the official for mod- erator at the general assembly here in June. Dr. Putnam, minister of St. Andrew's Church, Kingston, for 14 years, was chosen in a mailed ballot of ministers and elders in the 44 presbyteries of the church. The nomination Is tantamount to election though any minister may be nominated from the floor when the general assembly opens June 4. This never has occurred. The moderator serves for one year. The present moderator is Rev. Murdo Nicolson of Grac" Church, Calgary. the legislature. Gordon Taylor (SC Drum leller) asked the minister if the Alberta government is con- sidering appointing a grains commissioner to oversee grain (reduction. Dr. Hprner said "we're giv- TONIGHT GOOD LOOKING CFCN TELEVISION their names in the paper. MLP Filht Crippling! March 8th-April 8th ag consideration to all matters that are related to grain in Al- berta and when thf.t policy is finalized it will be announced in the House." Mr. Taylor said In an inter- view that he is concerned that the possible appointment of a provincial commissioner not duplicate work already done oy federal and wheat board offi- cers. He would not say whether he personally favors an Alber- ta grains commissioner. Award contract OTTAWA (CP) A federal contract has been awarded to W. H. Taylor Con- struction Ltd., of Penticton, B.C., for the construction of a Mr. Crawford said the gov- ernment is also in the process of providing more treatment facilities for severely handi- capped children. When the conservatives took ofice last September, he said, there was a waiting list of 600 at the Alberta school hospital in Red Deer, with 300 consider- ed emergency cases. Mr. Crawford said facilities for 200 children will be avail- able this spring when renova- tions are completed at the old Misericordia hospital in Ed- monton and at the Red Deer school. He said the government also GENERAL FARM SUPPLIE5EI, PRESENTS THE r Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lethbridge Pracher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary H 53 .54 61 43 45 50 52 Victoria 5? 46 Penticton 51 so plans to develop seven group homes in several communities provide decentralized residen- tial care and extend diagnostic and treatment services for handicapped children in south- ern Alberta. In other business Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer told the House the agriculture depart- ment doesn't want to get involved in picking a location for a proposed rapeseed crush- ing plant in the Peace River district. Mr. Homer, replying to Grant Notley, (NDP Spirit River Fairview) said he is iware of research by the Na- tional Farmers Union and Uni- Prince George Jamloops....... 51 Vancouver 56 Saskatoon.......41 Regina...... 33 Winnipeg........39 Toronto..........32 Ottawa ..........25 15 Montreal .........25 10 St. John's........ 32 8 Halifax ..34 Charlottetown .32 Fredericton ......29 Chicago......... 35 New York.......47 Miami.......... 74 Los Angeles......66 Las Vegas.......79 Phoenix .....92 Honolulu ___80 Rome........... 66 Paris ............60 LPre 39 .39.. 32 25 26 32 36 .13 32 .02 37 .01 33 47 .19 30 31 .02 31 26 .57 day tad Wednesday: Mainly sonny. Brisk west winds. Highs 50-55 both days. Lows 30-35. Medicine Hat Today and Wednesday: M a i niy sunny. Highs near 55 today and near 60 Wednesday. Lows near 35. Columbia Kooteoay To- day: Sunny except fog patches in the early, morning. Clouding over in the Columbia area by noon and in the Kootenays to- night. Occasional rain in the Columbia area this afternoon spreading to the Kootenays to- night. Brisk south winds some valleys. Wednesday: Sunny with cloudy periods. Windy at Highway closed Your tot" Seal contribution 9oos to help not only enppltd children but adults too. 7 J earo noodod whether J c ?fht or artificial limb or wheelchair etc. also supports crippled children's summer camps. bttn mollwl ouf fo for this lothbridao nnd District campaign. Return to Box 953, Uthbridgo one-storey federal Fernie, B.C. building in VANCOUVER (CP) A snowslide has closed the Trans- Canada Highway about nine miles east of Revelstoke in the Rogers Pass, the highways de- partment reported today. A spokesman said it was ex- pected the highway would be cleared later in the day. London 51 Berlin 50 Amsterdam ......50 Moscow ..........36 Stockholm 30 _. 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Scattered showers Wednesday afternoon. A little warmer Wednesday. Highs to- day 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 o 35. Highs Wednesday 50s. EDWARDS HEAVY-DUTY CULTIVATOR 33' Model C433 with rod weeder attachment (optional) Jig Rugged Cultivator for large Powerful tractors Convertible to 31, 35 or 37 feet Maximum Clearance for Heavy Trash Conditions One Hydraulic Cylinder is used for Depth Control and lifting to Transport Position Contact Ken Dfckson for a demonstration GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Uthbrfdao Phono 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OP A.M TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth- bridge district are bare and dry except for water on the lighway near Wilson Siding on Highway 4 and north of Stand- off on Highway 2. Highway i, Trans Canada lighway, Calgary to Banff, bare in the driving lanes, good winter condition. Banff-Golden is closed west of Field. Golden- Revelstoke has a few slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Banff-R a d I u ra highway re- ceived a trace of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff-Jasper highway closed. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and nosing Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 .m. to 6 p.m.; SSSft t0 P'm'; HWto, BC., 24 hours to Chief Mountain closed! wiKuorse, I aon. to S p.m. ;