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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI UTHMIMI NI1ALD Mendey, J.nu.ry 24, Investigation ordered into brutality charges From AP-REUTER BELFAST (CP) Gen. Sir Harry Tuzo, British Army chief in Northern Ireland, today or- dered a full inquiry into charges of brutality by British troops against Roman Catholic demon- strators protesting Internment. An army spokesman said that Tuzo had personally ordered an investigation after seeing a tele- vision news film of a soldier Itiddng a nurcber as he on the ground. This and other incidents were witnessed during about 40 min- utes of hand-to-hand fighting be- tween troops and marchers Sat- urday near the Magilligan In- ternment camp near London- d e r r y, Northernem Ireland's second largest city. Two opposition members of the Northern Ireland Parlia- ment, John Hume and Ivan Cooper, took part in the anti-In- ternment march. Cooper said Sunday: "The army behaved like absolute sav- ages. The troops got so out of control that even their own offi- cers were seen to beat them back." Cooper has produced a baton which he claims was used by a soldier during the fighting. The baton had a nail driven through the end. Cooper also claimed to have been hit by an army riot- control rubber bullet. Hume, deputy leader of the Social Democratic party, said Jewish families flock to Tel Aviv TEL AVIV (AP) Nightly airlifts from Vienna to Lod air- port outside Tel Aviv are swell- ing the immigration of Jewish families from the Soviet Union to Israel from a trickle to a flood. Israeli immigration officials predict as many as Soviet carrying only the equivalent of and a crate of belongings for each move to Israel this year. December recorded and the January figure prom- ises to be the same. The mast immigration poses huge financial and hous- ing problems, but Premier Cardston grant approved OTTAWA (CP) Thirteen grants totaling have been made to local Initiatives projects In Alberta, it was an- nounced today by the agricul- ture department. They Wanham community group; the FUTURE Society of Fort Sas- katchewan; S24.804, Standard sports club; Sherwood Park recreation board; town of Brooks; Stur- geon Lake Band of Valleyview; Letbbridge travel asso- ciation; Medcine Hat YMCA; Falher consoli- dated school district; the town of Cardston; the town of Westlock; Caslan Colony West of Lac La MeU Regional Council of Faust. The projects are expected to give temporary employment to 178 persons. Start search for missing U.S. plane EDMONTON (CP) A light aircraft and its United States civilian pilot have been report- ed overdue on a flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Fort Nelson, B.C. The rescue co-ordination cen- tre here said the pilot's last ra- dio check was nude early day afternoon. A Canadian aircraft left Edmonton Sunday night to search the missing plane's in- tended flight path. The plane is reported to be equipped for winter survival and contains a radio crash position indica. tor. Golda Meir summed up the Is- raeli government's attitude to- ward the newcomers when she said, "I pray for a million such problems." Moscow has threatened to swamp Israel with immigrants, Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir told the world Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, but "we shall re- ceive this flood gladly." Israel wants manpower, what- ever the cost, to strengthen the population of 2Vi million Jews. "We need another five or six million former Premier David Ben-Gurion told the Zion- ist Congress. The Soviet Union, with a Jew- ish population estimated at three million, could become a major source of manpower. Russian immigrants stepping off the jumbo jets this week said they had almost no trouble getting exit permits. Israel absorbed immi- grants during 1948-51. It antici- pates in 1972, in addition to the Husslans, Jewish settlers irom North America, from South America and from East Europe and other regions. The Russian newscomers are poor. The Jewish Agency treas- urer, Leon Dulzin, estimates "it costs to absorb every family of four Russians in Is- rael." FRAME STYLES FROM AROUND-THE- WORLD troops fired rubber bullets at point-blank range into the crowd of demonstrators. "They kicked people and broke batons over people's he added. The demonstrators were beaten back by baton charges and nausea gas after they tried to break into the camp by wad- ing into Lough Foyle to skirt barbed wire fences. Several sol- diers and civilians were injured. Prime Minister Jack Lynch of the Irish Republic told Irish cor- respondents in Brussels that he has complained to his British counterpart', Edward Heath, about the MagmUigan camp. NEAR BORDER The camp overlooks Lough Foyle, which forms part of the border between Northern Ire- land and the republic. Lynch said he also protested to Heath, while both were in Brussels for the ceremonial signing Saturday of the Com' mon Market treaties, about the British policy of blowing up roads and bridges along the largely unmarked 260-mile bor- der. The Irish prime minister said Heath told him blowing up roads still was necessary and the uew camp was needed lo forestall a shortage of accom- modations for Interned IRA sus- pects. More terrorist bombs hit Northern Ireland Sunday. In Londonderry, a bomb wrecked a law firm's office and damaged five other buildings. Another bomb wrecked a service station owned by John Brooke, a cabi- net minister. Troops came under repeated gunfire and nail bomb attack in Londonderry's Bogside Catholic quarter Sunday but reported no casualties. The soldiers used nausea gas and rubber bullets to break up roving mobs who set fire to a service station and tried to break into a post office. Late Sunday the army ar- rested 25 persons in a swoop on the Suffolk Read Catholic quarter of Belfast and was fired on by guerilla marksmen. Sol- diers said they returned the fire and thought one gunman was hit. In Dublin, officials of the out- lawed Irish Republican Army claimed Sunday the organiza- tion had been tapping the tele- phones of cabinet ministers In the Irish Republic and in North- ern Ireland. PM Trudeau finds press amusing Paul Hellyer'g father dies LONDON, Ont. (CP) The father of former Liberal cabi- net minister Paul Hellyer died In hospital here Sunday, five days after his wife was lolled in a traffic accident. Audrey S. Hellyer, 83, of Wa- terford, about 20 miles south of Brentford, had been in hospital For the last two months for treatment of a blood condition. Lulla Hellyer, 80, mother of the former defence minister who now is an independent member of Parliament and leader of Action Canada, was killed in a car-truck colllsslon near Tillsonburg Tuesday. SNOW-BANKED TUNNEL Road through tunnel on mountainous section of Tram- Canada Highway through Fraser Canyon near Yale, B.C., was partially cleared Satur- day but northern section wai itill blocked by tnow illdei. B.C. highways, rail lines blocked by heavy snowfall VANCOUVER (CP) Heavy snow hit the already-clogged Fraser Canyon of British Col- umbia Sunday night as work crews fought to clear blocked highways and railway lines in scattered parts of the province. Today's weather forecast, light snow followed by clear and cold weather for much of the southern portion of toe prov- ince, indicated some relief for ieleaguered travellers and less- ened the danger of further snowslides on to roads and rail lines. However, weather office spokesman said road clearing would probably be hampered by winds of 25 miles an hour in southern B.C. About 10 inches of snow fell Sunday, at Hope, in the fraser Canyon where slides lave blocked die Trans-Canada Highway since Thursday. A rash of slides hit the prov- ince last -week as temperatures rose following heavy snow in many areas. The only serious slide re- ported Sunday occurred on the portion of the INVOLVED IN LAKE STUDY The ocean lurvey ihip Researcher, top, of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmos- pheric Administration and the Martin Karltaa, largest re- search vessel of the Canada Centrt for Inland Waters, are expected to participate in a year-long concentrated itudy of Lake Ontario by scientists of both countries. The International Field Year for the Great Lakti is to begin April 1. IVDP won't contest byelection STETTLER (CP) The New Democratic Party will not eon- test the Feb. 24 provincial by- eleclon in Stettler consti- tuency. The decision was made at a weekend meeting. William Filipchuk, secretary of the Stettler NDP Associa- tion, said the money and el- fort required to run a candidate "would be better spent else- where." The byelection was necessit- ated by the death in December of Progressive Conservative Jack Robertson. Mr. Robertson won the riding in the August provincial election by defeating Galen Norris of the Social Credit who had represented the area since 1956. Mr. Norris has been chosen by the Social Credit to run for the seat again. LONGDISTANCE makes fonder Trans-Canada Highway In southeastern B.C. The slide was about 500 feet long and 18 feet deep, but work crews had the road open to angle-lane traffic early today. FIVE RESCUED Earlier slides in southeastern B.C. trapped three vehicles carrying five persons about 20 miles north of Revelstoke. They were rescued Saturday after being trapped for two days. Bulldozer operator Wayne Speerbrecker spent 10 hours breaking through IS miles of snow-choked road to free the five, whose names were with- held by RCMF. They were not harmed seriously by the ordeal, but suffered from hunger and exposure. A section of Trans-Canada Highway through the Rogers Pass of the Rocky Mountains remained closed by slides Sun- day and a highways department spokesman said it could be three or four more days before work crews break through. The Hope-Princeton section of the Trans-Canada was reopened Sunday, an was most of the Yel- lowhead Highway, offering mo- torists a link between northern B.C. and Alberta. The Yellow-, head route remained closed by slides between Terrace end Prince Rupert. The CNR line through the Fraser Canyon was expected to be open early today but a high- ways department spokesman said it was not known when the highway through the canyon would be cleared. Police advised motorists not to travel unless absolutely nec- essary. Telephone service, cut off by the slides which snapped tele- phone poles and wires, returned to normal throughout the prov- ince, except In the Boston Bar and Hope areas in the Fraser Canyon, where there were no long distance links for local callers. A B.C. Telephone Co. spokes- man said emergency radio-tele- phones had been put into opera' lion in both areas. Hope was ex- pected to be reconnected to long-distance lines today, while Boston Bar should be restorec by mid-week. Trains and buses began mov- ing to the east from Vancouver Sunday, and other long-delayec trains arrived in Vancouver during the weekend. CP Rail's Canadian arrived In Vancouver Saturday with 20! passengers after being strandec by snowslides in the Fraser Canyon for 48 hours. PASSENGERS ARRIVE CP Rail brought in another 217 passengers Sunday, clearing up its backlog of stranded trav- ellers ,and a CNR train using CP Rail tracks carried 360 pas- sengers from Kamloops to Van- couver. Another 340 CNR pas- sengers were to arrive in Van- couver early today. A CP Rail spokesman said trains were running slowly Sun- day but encountering no rrajor obstacles, while CNH passen- gers were being reroute! around the Fraser Canyon on CP tracks. B.C. Hydro work crews lo- cated damaged portions on two transmission lines from tha giant Peace River power pro- ject, which supplies much of the power for the province. A com- pany spokesman said one of the lines would be back in service this week. Meanwhile customers ,in the lower B.C. mainland and Van- couver Island were being sup- plied largely by power borrowec from United States facilities. Buys U.S. wheat AMMAN, Jordan (AP) Jordan will purchase tons of wheat from the Unlteii States under a loan to be re- paid over 20 years, the govern- ment announced. Expansion of Vietnam peace talks proposed WASHINGTON (Reuter) Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield Sunday proposed an expansion of the Vietnam peace talks to Include Laos and Cam- bodia. He said the four-cornered talks lu Paris among the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong have outlived their usefulness. He suggested Rangoon, capi- tal of Burma, is a suitable site for expanded negotiations. Mansfield, one of the most re- spected members of Congress and a strong critic of U.S. In- volvement In Indochina, said that in Laos and Cambodia "the war Is being lost; and lost badly." lie suggested (hat time tak- ing part in Ua talks should in- clude Prince Norodom Sihan- ouk, the exiled former Cambo- dian head of state who has taken refuge in Peking, and Laotian King Sri Savang Vat- thana. He said Prince Sihanouk rep- resents the people of Cambodia, "always has and still does." He added that the king of Laos has (he best chance of holding his country together. Mansfield, appearing on the ABC Television program Issues and Answers, called on Presi dent Nuton to make a firm offer to withdraw U.S. troops from Indochina by a fixed date If Hanoi would first release all American prisoners. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott, Interviewed earlier on the NBC program Meet the Press, said he strongly liopes Ntaon will web an offer. TORONTO Prime Minister Trudeau says he finds the press amusing and looks at reporters as challeng- ers In a good fane. The prime minister, inter- viewed on radio program taped Friday and aired Sun- day night, said some people assess his relationship with ttn press as one that "cooled for a while" and now is warming again with the ap- proach of a federal election. "If those are the facts, I don't think I'm be said. "They have" control. "I always consider people In the a dnlknfe, bit like the question period to tha House of Commons. "In other words, they amuse me in the seme Uut it's t good game. You know, they're trying to corner me and I'm trying to get out of the corner. "In this sense I, have fun meeting press men." "One obstacle between me and the he added, "is that I don't read what they very much and I think this sometimes offends them." He said personal privacy was a matter he felt strongly about but answered a number of questions dealing with hli private life. He said his roarraige last, March, has not affected his working pattern but has brought some change in his leisure time. Rather than listening to music after dinner now, he might help Ms wife Margaret hang up pictures or perhaps look at some of the many gifts Canadians have given them since the Christ- mas-day birth of their son, Justin. He said his son's name wts suggested by his wife, "and I thought it went well in both French and English and with the name Trudeau." He also said he and his wife had added a dog, "a little to their family. Weather and road report SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H Lethbrldge .......-6 Pincher Creek -B Medicine Hat -5 Edmonton ........-11 Banff............ -5 Calgary Victoria 39 Prince George -4 Kamloops ........21 Vancouver 39 Saskatoon ........-10 Regina -7 Winnipeg 0 Toronto ..........39 Ottawa 42 Montreal 43 St. John's 48 Halifax ...........45 Charlottetown .....39 Frededctoo SB Chicago 31 New York ........53 Los Angeles...... 61 Las Vegas Phoenix ..........72 Rome 52 Paris 39 London 90 Berlin 34 Amsterdam 39 Moscow ..........14 Stockholm ........M LPre -IB .08 -29 -15 .12 -36 -16 .15 -18 .07 24 .27 -21 -1 .02 28 .06 -27 .02 -20 -22 .01 24 .02 15 24 .01 36 .77 36 .60 32 .65 28 .OB '24 .06 40 .07 48 39 39 37 34 46 30 32 10 30 FORECAST) Lelhbridge Medicine Hit -Today: Mainly ckwdy with periodi of light BOOT. Wtafe N1S ocCMionilly 20. Lowl 20- 25 below. Tuesday: MahUy sunny and cold. Hlghi 10 II. below. Calgary Today: Clearing gradually during the day. Cold. Winds N15. Lows tonight near 30 below. Tuesday: Mainly clear and continuing cold. Highs near 15 below. Columbia Kmteiay Kften Today: Qoudy periods few snow flurries. Winds mod- erate northerly. Tonight and Tuesday: Mainly clsar and very cold. Highs both days 10 to 15 above except near tero in the northern Columbia district. Lows tonight S below to II be- low. Montana East el Continen- tal Divide Colder with peri- ods of snow today through Tuesday. Highs today B above to 10 below zero except 10 to 25 above extreme southwest por- tion. Lows tonight IS below to 30 below zero. of Continental Divide- Periods of snow and colder to- day through Tuesday. Oc- casional gusty winds causing local drifting snow. Highf to- day 5 to 15 north 15 to 30 south portion. Lows tonight I above to 10 below. MUST GO! Loodmaster Easy Trol No carrying of bagi or (hovelling; proven lo speed up teed and fertilizer handling Save Money Buy Now AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Box 1202 Lethbridae 321-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2, Carway to Card- ston, patches of packed snow. Cardston to Nanton, travel lanes mostly bare. Highway 3, Grassy Lake to Pincher Creek, travel lanes mostly bare. Pincher Cieek, Crows Nest Pats, packed snow, some icy sections. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts, mostly bare. Highway 5, Lethbrldge lo Uivht, mainly bare. Levitt lo Waterton, sections of packed snow. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton, thin layer of packed snow. Highways 23, 25, 36, 52, 61 and 62 are mainly bare. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff, bare in tin driving lanes. Banff lo Golden, 2 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Gold, en through to Sicamous, closed. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jas- per highways closed. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opealnf ind doling TtmMji Couttl 24 hours; Carway t i.m. to A p.m.; Del Bonlla 9 ,m. to C p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. t a.m. to 6 p.m.; Klngsgntc, B.C., 24 Porthlll Rykerts a.m. to midnight, Chief Mountain closed. WUdborM, I to I p.m. ;