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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 80 The letlibruicic Herald VOL. LXIII No. 171 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1970 rtUCE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Driver Plan Applies Despite Court NOW LET'S SEE Prince Charles seems to be putting his first football game into perspective. The prince watched the Canadian Football League all-stars defeat the Ottawa Rough Riders 35-14 in a Thursday night game in Ottawa. Bobby Orr Among Guests At Royal Dinner Party Orange Parades Pose Problems In Ireland By CV FOX Canadian Press Staff Writer Authorities in Belfast are trying to devise new ways of tranquilizing riot-ridden Ulster but the imminence of more Orange parades poses extra problems. The weekend riots marked a' fresh stage in the Ulster troubles. Not since the bitter days.of the 1920s and 1930s has Northern Ireland seen such manifesta- tions of hatred between its Protestants and the' minority Homan Catholics. Particularly- ominous is the abundance of guns ill civilian hands, which made the latest outbreaks a cause for profound alarm among observers fearful of civil war. Although reforms aimed at strengthening their civil rights were under way, the Catholics erupted in anger at the imprisonment of their most prominent MP, Ber- nadette Devlin. Deep Suspicions The Catholics harbor deep suspicions that the new Conservative government in: London will not press its Unionist allies the in.largely-autono- mous Ulster as hard as. did Harold Wilson's Labor administration towards further improvements in the sta- tus of Northern Ireland Catholics. These suspicions may have encouraged .the latest plunge into violence by some Catholics, especially the younger ones. Recent months also have seen the normally-clandes- tine Irish Republican Army more openly active in Ul- ster than for many years. But the Protestant paraders who waved their Orange colors in the faces of enraged Catholics were a big fac- tor too in setting off the outbursts of violence in June. An increasingly unpopular British army was caught in the middle with the thankless job of controlling the- strife. Now, with at least one major Protestant parade scheduled in celebration of July 12, the army's job is made tougher at a time when the military is being criticized by some non-Catholics for being "soft" on rioters. Fear Stiff Measures Among Catholics, tension runs high, together will) fear that authorities plan to reinstate a law providing for internment without trial of suspected enemies of the state. Adding to indications of a deteriorating situation are the arrival of British troop reinforcements and re- ports that the military may begin using stronger con- centrations of anti-riot gas in such troubled cities as Belfast and Londonderry.. There also are rumbles of discontent within the Ulster police force, whose mainly Protestant mem- hers resent being restrained from their oldtime free- dom of action against disturbers of the peace. The pro-Catholic reforms being implemented by Ul- ster Prime Minister James Chichcster Clark seem only to have whetted the expectations of the minority or to have demonstrated that changes can be forced on authorities by "direct-action" tactics such as the civil rights disturbances of 196W9. And the reforms have apparently embittered many -Protestants, thus perpetuating tlie vicious circle which has been the pattern of Northern Ireland history for the last three centuries. OTTAWA (CP) Hockey su- per-star Bobby Orr of Boston Bruins will be among the guests tonight at a Government House d i n n e r -d a n c e for Prince Charles. The 22-year-old Orr's name was among the most easily rec- ognizable on a list of 43 guests, some of whom are bringing their wives or husbands. Government House said. ear- lier it hoped to bring together accomplished Canadians in the prince's age group for the dance. He is 21. Youngest on the list is cham- pion skier Betsy Clifford, 16, of Ottawa. Oldest appears to b e Toronto businessman George D. Butterfield, 31, although the age of a couple of male guests aren't listed. The guests are mostly in their 20s. Female guests included: Grace Finley, 19, Charlottetown, an actress who plays Anne in Anne of Green Gables; Uviluk Goo, 22, Cape Dorset Eskimo skilled in Eskimo arts and crafts; Dawn Wigmore, 22, Swift Current, Sask., a VON nurse in Red Deer, Alta.; Su- zanne Veit, 25, born in Yar- mouth, N.S., Canadian University S e r c e Overseas headquarters in Ottawa after a stint in Africa; Linda Inkpen, 24, St. John's, Nfld. PLANTS TREE The prince today planted a red oak in the Government House lawn. Thursday he kicked off his busy three-day.visit to Ottawa by dining with- Governor- General Roland Michener and taking in his first North Ameri- can football game. He carried on today with vis- its to Parliament and the Na- tional Press Club. Pulp Prices Upped MONTREAL (CP) Major Canadian pulp and paper produ- cers have raised prices of wood pulp, effective July 1. The price increases applied mainly to bleached kraft pulp and industry sources said it was unlikely there would be any in- creases in the price of news- print. The total revenue increase was estimated at a year for the industry. Great Lakes Paper Co. said its price for bleached kraft pulp would be U.S. a ton, an in- crease of Kimberly-Clark Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd. said its price in the U.S. would be increased and in Canada Abitibi Paper Co. Ltd. an- nounced similar increases but said the full effects would not be realized for six to 12 months because of long-term contracts. MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. said its wood pulp prices would be raised a ton in the U.S. and a ton in Europe. The company blamed the in- creases on the federal govern- ment's decision to allow tiie Canadian dollar to float, which resulted in its upward re-eval- uation in terms of U.S. funds. Fire At Sawmill CRANBROOK (Special) .Preliminary estimate of 000 damage was placed on a fire Friday morning which de- stroyed the Silver Ridge Saw- mill Ltd. planer near here. C. H. (Bud) Nelson of Gallo- way is company president. Maudling Warns Rule Of Gun Won't Prevail LONDON (CP) Reginald Maudling, backed by his pre- decessor as British home secre- tary, said today there is an or- ganized attempt to disrupt Northern Ireland by violence and warned that the rule of gun will not prevail. in a debate on Northern Ire- 'Not today thank land in the new Parliament, the Conservative home secretary was supported by James Calla- glian, who held the position in the previous Labor government. Callaghan said: "There are small, dark evil forces at work, some, of whom owe their allegiance to the IRA (the outlawed Irish Republican others to the extreme so-called Protestant bodies. "Both of these wear their reli- gion as no more than a badge." Earlier in Belfast two bombs wrecked a British army recruit- ing office during a visit to Northern Ireland of British offi- cials inspecting troops sent to quell the religious rioting. No one was reported injured. A third bomb was removed by army experts from the head- quarters of the Unionist party, which represents Ulster's ruling Protestant majority. The debate in Parliament showed a remarkable unanimity of views between the new Con- servative g o v.e r n m e n t and Labor party leaders they ousted Alberta Doctors Average from office on ways to deal with the violence. But a discordant note was struck by Ian Paisley, fiery Northern Ireland Protestant leader elected to the British Parliament June IS. In his maiden speech to the Commons, Paisley complained of lack of British Army protec- tion for Protestants in rioting last weekend. Six persons were shot dead and more than 200 in- jured. "It is a tragedy that when gunfire was being heard in the streets of Belfast, and when people were being mown down by that gunfire, no personnel of the British army were available to give the people who were being slaughtered any protec- tion he said. RIOTS BREAK OUT BELFAST (Reuters) Five British soldiers were wounded by grenades when rioting broke out Friday night in a Roman Catholic section of Belfast in Northern Ireland. An army spokesman said the grenades were thrown by young demonstrators brandishing clubs and iron bars. MR. GERHART France Tests Bomb PARIS (Reuters) France exploded a high power nuclear device in the south Pacific Fri- day, but the defence ministry would not immediately confirm that it was a hydrogen bomb as had been planned. It was the fourth in a series of nuclear blasts which France has carried out to develop its inde- pendent strike force. The blast over a deserted South Pacific lagoon was watched by Defence Minister Miche Debre. The test had been scheduled to involve a hydrogen bomb. But the defence ministry would .only say in its first statement that "an experimental device of high power was exploded." In the past, the ministry has often not given details of tests in its first statements. France has exploded 34 nu- clear devices to date in the Sa- hara Desert and in the South Pacific, including two H-bombs in 1968. France and China are the only two countries still conduct- ing nuclear tests in the atmos- phere. The French test program, plagued by both financial and technical difficulties, is already two years behind schedule. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN T OIS JESTIN, Donna Su- pina, Dianne Whltehead and Wendy Palmer looking like some strange kite flyers as they headed home with giant sheets of cardboard to make fun tents for girls' camp Jill Johnson having her most exciting Dominion Day ever as she lit a firecracker then forgot she was still holding it. Loses His Voice Entertainer Tiny Tim had to cancel a Thursday engagement because he has lost his voice, his manager said. Tiny Tim's singing voice is falsetto and features old time favorites such as Tip Toe Through the Tulips. CALGARY (CP) Attorney-General Edgar Ger- hart said Thursday that Magistrate L. A. Justason had no jurisdiction to rule the Alberta driver demerit system invalid. Magistrate Justason made the ruling Tuesday as he quashed a speeding charge against a 24-year-old Cal- gary woman. DECISION CRITICIZED The magistrate's statements were irrelevant to the charge said Mr. Gerhart, and "therefore he had no jur- isdiction in making such a de- cision. "The department of high- ways has been instructed to continue its use of the demerit system." The a 11 o r n e y-general said there would be no appeal from the Crown on the validity of the demerit point system, but the speeding case might be ap- pealed. Betty Marian Coldbeck, the defendant, was charged May 6. The magistrate said in a written judgment that no- where in the highways act "is there any legislation enacting the alleged demerit system or any part thereof. WON'T STAND UP The act only provided for im- plementation of the demerit system by regulation and it was not "substantive law" or a law that could stand alone. The demerit system, pro- claimed April 1, provides spe- cific points for specific traffic violations. A driver with 15 poults has his licence suspend- ed for one month. The magistrate also said that recording of demerit points for offences committed in other provinces or in the United States was. outside the prov- ince's jurisdiction and was "an invasion 'of the field of legisla- tion reserved to the parliament of Canada and is unconstitu- tionally in violation of the Canadian Bill of Rights." Meantime, both Opposition leader Peter Lougheed and the Conservative justice critic in the legislature, Lou Hyndman, Edmonton West, said today the issue is whether the power to implement the demerit system was imperfectly given in the legislation put through by the government at the last session. Mr. Lougheed said the ac- tual point system was not part of the legislation approved by the legislature, but was estab- lished through regulations ap- proved by c a b i n e t-in-order- council. He added that if he were in charge of the government of Alberta, he would have the magistrate's decision appealed to higher courts immediately. AMA STAND Alberta Motor Association president L. 0. Sanders said that "it is unfortunate that laws which are invoked for the pro- tection of the public at large are coming under judicial at- He said it is difficult to ra- tionalize the demerit system as being contrary to human rights when there has been a de- crease in accidents since its implementation. MAGISTRATE WRONG In Edmonton Highways Min- ister Gordon Taylor said today the magistrate had no author- ity to deal with the validity of the system when he ruled it in- valid. In Calgary, Bill Dickie, a Progressive Conservat i v e MLA, suggested today the Law Society of Alberta rebuke Mr. Gerhart for criticizing a mag- istrate's ruling. Mr. Dickie said in an inter- view it was "compl e t e 1 y wrong" for the attorney gen- eral to say the magistrate's de- cision was "irrelevant" to the speeding charge involved. Posties Keep Up Pressure By THE CANADIAN PRESS The Council of Postal Unions and the federal treasury board met in Ottawa today against a backdrop of scattered strikes centred mainly in the Atlantic provinces. Post offices in major centres in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick were all closed after workers left their jobs at 6 a.m. It is the first time all four provinces have been hit simulta- neously by the series of rotating walkouts. Mail deliveries in rural areas of the Atlantic Provinces contin- ued normally, operated by workers who are not members of the postal unions. Non-union workers also staffed post offices in small centres throughout the region. Further west, Quebec City and 23 other Quebec centres, in- cluding Sept-lies, Leyis, Baia C o m e a u, Trois-Rivieres and Shawinigan, were without mail service and will be for the next 24 hours, according to a post office spokesman. No disruptions of mail service were reported today in Ontario or the Prairies but postal work- ers at Prince George walked off the job in the second 24-hour strike in British Columbia's Cariboo area in two weeks. Several other centres in the region, including Quesnel, were also hit. Estimating that postal workers were out in various parts of Canada, William Houle, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, said pres- sure on the federal government was being increased. He said there were no plans for a national walkout but he suggested the rotating strikes, which began May 27, will be stepped up. Glacier Park Search GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) "It's just possible that if we continue to follow those ropes we'll find what we're looking for and this thing may be over by the week- a Glacier National Park official said today as searchers once again prepared to seek bodies of three missing Mon- tana climbers. The bodies of two others have already been recovered. Jack Wheat, park adminis- trative assistant, said a search crew of eight has been melting huge columns of icy snow and trying to follow ropes that had been tied to two bodies dis- covered on the slopes of foot Mount Cleveland, south of Lethbridge, Alta. Ombudsman Comes Under Attack OTTAWA (CP) Canadian doctors practising for fees re- ceived an average of in net earnings from professional practice in increase of 9.7 per cent over 1967, a health department study reveals. The study, released here by Health Minister John Munro, shows that the average annual rate of increase in average .set earnings between 1958 and 1968 was 7.6 per cent.- Alberta doctors averaged in net professional earn- ings in 1968, higher than physi- cians in other provinces. The study said that self-em- ployed physicians received the highest net income of all occu- pational groups set out by the revenue department. The gap between doctors and other professionals had contin- ued to increase in the y e a r s from 1953 to IOCS. Total spending on physicians' care in 1968 was an increase of 14.9 per cent over I9C7. These figures do not in- clude salaries paid to hospital physicians. EDMONTON (CP) Two lawyers criticized Alberta om- budsman George B. McClellen Thursday at the conclusion of an inquiry into the firing of a former Edmonton real estate salesman. James Redmond, represent- ing the Edmonton Real Estate Board's co-operative listing bu- reau, said several points in a report submitted to the provin- cial cabinet by Mr, McClellan w-ere "clearly wrong." "There was an inadequate in- vestigation and many of the re- port's recommendations were unfounded and he said. The inquiry, headed by C. C. McLaurin, former chief justice of the Alberta Supreme Court, w a s ordered by the govern- ment earlier this year to in- vestigate the dismissal of R. J. PhilipzyK from the listing bu- reau in 1965. REFUSAL TO APOLOGIZE Mr. Philipzyk was dismissed after refusing to apologize to his employer, H. R. Kellough, for allegedly insulting him. Mr. McClellan investigated and his report called for the repeal of the bureau's supple- mentary bylaw's yhicb had been approved by a govern- ment department. The report said these set aside standard bylaws which are approved by cabinet. The ombudsman declined to testify before the inquiry, say- ing that the 1S67 Ombudsman Act states he is responsible only to ths legislature. Mr. Redmond said he was "amazed that the ombudsman would think he had the right to intervene between individ- uals; surely there was never any intention in the legislation that he should become in- Counsel for Mr. Kellough, Donald H. Bowen, said it was "important to realize the un- satisfactory and unhappy sit- uation" faced by his client in view of statements made by Mr. Philipzyk that he was owed money by Mr. Kellough. Referring to the use of words in the ombudsman's report which alleged injustice and dis- criminatory action, Mr. Bowen said these words could apply to the report itself. Commissioner McLaurin said he hoped his report would be submitted to the government before the end oi July. ;