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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI UTHMIDOI HIULD Frld.y, JcniMry II, Police arrest IRA leader DUBLIN (Reuter) Irish po- lice arrested a leader of the out lawed Irish Republican Army today in a series of early-morn- ing raids on a border town be- lieved to be a base for guerrilla operations against Northern Ire land. Emperor urges action ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) Emperor Haile Selassie welcomed the UN Security Council to Africa today with a plea that it move from talk to action on the problems of rac- ism and colonialism in the con- tinent. Opening the council's firsl meeting outside New York in nearly 20 years, the emperor said the 15-nation body and the United Nations "clearly stand to be judged before the collective conscience of humanity on the issues." "What is called for is for the International community to move from mere rejections and condemnation to taking Selassie told the delegates and several hundred spectators in a crowded meeting hall. The emotionally charged is- sues of white rule In Rhodesia, Soutii Africa, South-West Africa and the Portuguese territories of Angola and Mozambique will dominate the week-long meet- ing. But no progress toward a solution of any of them appears likely. No delay in Apollo moon trip WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. space agency said Thurs- day that the time required to make repairs to the Apollo 16 spacecraft command module will not delay the scheduled April 26 moon misston launcb date. A fuel leak developed Tuesday in Apollo 16, and the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- tration said then there was a possibility of a second delay in the moon mission. Earlier this month the flight was postponed from an original March 17 launch date because of several technical problems. Martin Meehan, a lop-ranking member of the IRA's militan Provisional wing, and six other were arrested and charged will possession of firearms in the border town of Dundalk, an al leged centre of IRA operations aganist northern Ireland. The arrest followed a border clash Thursday in which Mee- han and about nine others en gaged the British Army in a three-hour gun battle. More than bullets were fired and Meehan later hoastci to reporters: "We have jus shot up a couple of soldiers." However, there were no reports of injuries to either side. ESCAPED FROM JAIL Meehan last month escaped from Crumlin jail in Belfast, the Northern Ireland capital, along with Anthony (Dutch) Dogherty another top Provisional leader Both men are on the British Army's list of most-wanted men. The gun battle ended only after units of the Irish Republic army were rushed to the bor der. But there were complaints that the army allowed IRA men wearing battle dress to pass through a roadblock. A report oi the incident was made to the Irish government and was expected to be dis- cussed at a meeting of the cabi- net today. Immediately after the battle, In which there were no injuries on either the two Irish Re- publican Army fugitives were stopped and questioned b y Irish Republic police, who had watched the incident without Intervening. MEM RELEASED Within a few minutes the Swo men were released and al lowed to go on their way. Brit- sh security chiefs were said to be Incensed that the guerrillas were freed. It also learned later that an armored patrol of the Irish Army had been at the scene of .he battle but had been unable o intervene because no order lad been received from the re- public police, who are officially for law and order in the border area. 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX Suffield statement premature EDMONTON (CP) The West German Army may still use the Suffield area of south- eastern Alberta for tank train- ing, Vice-Consul H. F. Bleck- mann said Thursday. An announcement earlier in the week that the area would lot be used was Mr. Bleckmann said. The area is still under consid- eration, along with Camp Shilo in Manitoba. Mr. Bleckmann said a copy of the Canadian Wildlife Ser- vice, report warning of possible ecological damage from tanks using the dry grassland has icen sent to his country's em- bassy in Ottawa. HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE COMMUNITY A country-wide itudy on ambulatory health care programs- health and clher health lervice clinics ii being for thi Conference of Health Ministers of Canada. The penonal vitwi and experience of asiociationi, and groups, either 01 useri of services or as staff membert fjf such a centre or program are being sought. If you think you can be helpful, please write at once for further Informaiion to: COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE PROJECT, P.O. BOX 278, STATION Q, TORONTO 7, ONTARIO. READY TO GO HOME Cynthia (left) and Christine, Edmonton's te pa rated Siamese twins ore shown getting to go home today, 19 days after the surgery that divided the three-inch band of tissue that had joined them at abdomen. The girls, now three months old, are Canada's second let of Siamese twins to be success- fully separated. Guaranteed annual income supplement Stanfield seeks pensioners vote RED DEER (CP) A Pro- gressive Conservative govern- ment would give pensioners a guaranteed annual income sup- plement tied to consumer price ncreases, Opposition Leader Robert SUnfield said Thursday night. Canada's old people are tired of trying to live on meagre pensions, which were In- creased by 42 cents last year, he told about 550 people at a constituency meeting. "That's an amount t h a would hardly keep finance min later Edgar Benson in matches for a week. B.C. legislature votes no on car insurance takeover VICTORIA ridge district are experienc- ng blowing and drifting snow ausing reduced visibility. Highway 2, Carway to Card- ton is covered with a thin lay- r of packed snow, Cardstcm to 'ort Macleod has some heavy rifting snow; Fort Macleod to Canton travel lanes mostly are. Highway 3, Grassy Like to 'incher Creek, travel lanes mostly bare; Plncher Creek to .he B.C. border la covered with ce or packed snow with some heavy drifting. Highway 5, Lethbrldge to .fiavitt, is mainly bare with eavy drifting near Welling; Leavill to Walerton Is covered with ice and packed snow. Highway 6, Ptncher Creek to Watertcn Is covered with ice or packed snow. Highway 1, Trans-Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff Is mainly bare with occasional slippery sections; Banff to Golden has been plowed and sanded and is in good winter condition; Golden to Revel- stoke has a few slippery sec- tions and has been plowed and sanded. The Bnnff-Tladhim Highway Is In good winter condition and the Banff-Jasper Highway is closed. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Couttl hours; Carway I a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonila 9 .m. to I p.m.; oosevllle, B.C. a.m. to I p.m.; Klngsgale, B.C., 24 hours; orlhlll Rykerti a a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;