Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
THUNDERSQUALUS HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 80 The Lcthbridge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 175 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Bride Pelted With Eggs In Ulster -Hatred Runs High By PATRICK MASSEY BELFAST (Reuters) A Protestant bride who dared to marry in a Roman Catholic district of Belfast was pelted with eggs when she left the church. In certain Protestant areas, Catholic cab drivers refuse to drive at night. And in the riot-scarred Catholic ghettoes of London- derry, a new slogan is grimly going the rounds: "If it's dry burn it, if it's wet drink it, if it moves shoot it dead." Not since Ireland's civil war of the 1920s has sec- tarian hatred run so high in Ulster, where the death toll after a week of street fighting stood at 12 by tha morning of July 4. Animosities have grown since tha conflict first hit world headlines 18 months age. Then, few ordinary Protestants would have admitted much fondness for hell-fire preacher Ian Paisley and his violent crusade against Catholics. Now the Paisley bandwagon is be- coming more and more popular. Haunted By Nightmare The nightmare haunting Prostestants is that Catho- lics might succeed in detaching Northern Ireland from the British Crown to which it clung when the rest of Ireland gained independence in 1920. -The Protestants in the North now out- number their Catholic fellow citizens by two to one. If Northern Ireland merged with the Irish Republic to the south, Protestants would be in a one-to-four minority. Loyalty to the Crown is thus a cornerstone of Protestant principle. This has not stopped Protestants from railing at successive British governments for trying to placate the Catholics, or from hurling stones at British troops who try to keep them from assaulting Catholic districts. One of the many paradoxes of the situation is the spectacle of Protestant rioters waving Union Jacks and launching attacks on the ranks of the British Army. The British government faces a constant dilemma, Granting any concession to one side calls forth 8 violent demand from the otHer for counter-concessions. The trouble started with Catholics demanding an end to what they claimed was discrimination against them by the Protestants. Urged Reforms The British government urged the Northern Ireland government late last year into embarking on a program Of reforms. The old system of unequal voting rights in local elections was abolished, allocation of housing was taken oven by a central authority from the Protestant- controlled municipal councils, and Uie. predominantly Protestant police force was radically overhauled. Still, the Catholics say that reform has not gone far enough. They claim, for example, that discrimina- tion continues to operate against them in obtaining jobs. Protestants, on the other hand, say the reforms have already gone too far and that the balance has been unduly tipped in the Catholics' favor. One of the most bitter Protestant complaints is that the Catholics control their own enclaves in Belfast and Londonderry hi virtual independence of the Northern Ireland authorities. For nearly a year now, ordinary policemen have not dared to venture inside these districts. Law and 'order is maintained by the army and by vigilante bodies known as citizens' defence committees. IRA Wields Power Protestants say the real power in the Catholic en- claves now is exercised by the Irish Republican Army, an outlawed nationalist organization rooted in the republican South. After smouldering relatively quietly for some eight months, the sectarian conflict now has blazed into the open with the season of religious parades. This month it is the turn of the Protestants to lake to the streets with pipe bands shrilling and drums banging. The Protestant celebrations traditionally come to a climax on July 13 with a huge parade in Belfast cele- brating the Protestant victory wer the Catholics at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Onslaughts from Catholics along the line of are widely expeted this year. If this happens, fierce Protestant retaliation will be virtually certain. Next month it will bo me turn of the Catholics to parade, providing yet another potential flashpoint (or violence, Canada Invited To Join U.S. Space Program OTTAWA (CP) The United States has invited Canada to put Canadians in orbiting American space stations, C. M. Drury, president of the treasury and minister responsible for science policy, said today. He told reporters a special committee of experts is study- ing the offer but that the matter has not yet come before the cabinet. Mr. Drury said the U.S. of- fered in January to have Can- ada join it in the design, manu- facture, launching and manning of orbiting space stations. Canadians had been asked to help man such stations of pay occasional visits to them. Mr. Drury described the offer as "very exciting" but that the issue is large and complicated. He said the U.S. has not asked Canada for anything in return. It was seeking an inter- national program raLiicr than trying to bargain. The U.S. proposal was put for- ward at a meeting here last De- cember by Thomas 0. Paine, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- tration. It has been under study since. January by a special committee headed by Dr. D. W. R. Mc- Kinley of the National Research Council. One informant said the com- mittee has not completed as- sessment of the proposal and has formulated no proposal for the federal cabinet. KAINAI General Roland Micliencr will be inducted into the Kainai Chieftainship at special cere- monies in Standoff July 19. Allan Thomas Lambert, man- ager of the Toronto Bank, and T. C. (Todd) Hai- beck, of Lethbridge, president of HaiCo Manufacturing Ltd., will also be inducted into the organization. Limit Proposed Masked Bandits On (Jil Imports Hold Up Mail Dispute Negotiations Postponed OTTAWA (CP) Negotia- tions in the postal dispute, scheduled to have resumed today, have been postponed until Friday morning. A spokesman for the Council of Postal Unions said the post- ponement was at the request of the federal treasury board al- though union negotiators had been prepared to meet this aft- ernoon. Mail interruptions caused by rotating 24-hour postal strikes and post .office shutdowns con- tinued over ports of Canada today. Man Drowns In Water System Louis Four Horn, 22, of the Peigan Indian Reserve drowned Wednesday while swimming in the head-gate waters of the Old- man River irrigation system. The accident occurred 12 miles west of Fort Macleod. Coroner Dr. Murray Hodgson of Pincher Creek said no in- quest will be held. CALGARY (CP) The In- dependent Petroleum Associa- tion of Canada is urging the federal government to ban im- ports of refined petroleum products and either license or limit crude oil imports. Association officials told a news conference here that large volumes of gasoline moving into the Ontario mar- ket has forced some companies to reduce the amount of Cana- dian crude oil refined in the area. CUTS PRODUCTION .Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. an- nounced Tuesday it was cutting production at its Clarkson, Ont, refinery to barrels a day from barrels and would cut its use of Western Canada crude oil correspondingly. Association officials said be- tween April 7 and June 25 more than barrels of motor gasoline moved into Ontario from the east along the St. Lawrence Seaway. This was in violation 'of Na- tional Oil Policy which limits foreign petroleum products to the region east of "the Ottawa River. Gulf said it operated its plant at full capacity during the first half of the year to meet ex- pected demand from distribu- tors which previously pur- chased foreign petroleum. CUTS iNTO MARKET Gulf president Jerry McAfee said direct imports of refined foreign products have decreas- ed since May, but gasoline re- fined in Quebec from crude im- ports continues to cut into the market. Gene E. Roark, president of the IPAC, said the effect of the foreign petroleum has been to reduce the market to a "chaot- ic" state. Pressures are developing which will seriously cut west- ern Canadian crude oil sale in Ontario, he said, and the Gulf announcement is merely the first symptom of a growing problem. Train PRINCESS LETS HER HAIR DOWN-Princess Anne let her hair down both literally ond figuratively Wednesday night as she attended a barbecue for young people at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Here she picks out the threads from a cob of corn before eating it. The princess and Prince Charles joined in an evening of fun which included dancing by a band of Cree Indians. Speeds Up Pullout Find Wreckage SAIGON (AP) Military sources said today the wreckage of a missing helicopter with Maj.-Gen. George W. Casey, commander of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry division, and six other Americans aboard had been lo- cated by searchers. There apparently were no sur- vivors. WASHINGTON (AP) Def- ence Secretary Melvin R. Laird announced today a speed-up in the withdrawal of United States troops from South Laird told a news conference that more than American servicemen will be withdrawn by Oct. 15, and that U.S. forces in South Vietnam will go below the troop ceiling pro- jected by President Nixon for mid-October. "We will beat that troop ceil- ing on Oct. the defence sec- retary said. Govt. To Study Pay Raise For Hard-Up Monarch Russian Warships Stvarm Through Mediterranean TEL AVIV (Reuters) So- viet warships are swarming through the eastern Mediterra- nean and six of them recently approached to within 50 yards of an Israeli freighter as part of a large-scale psychological war- fare campaign, the evening newspaper Maariv reported today. The newspaper said the six ships surrounded Uie Israeli freighter some 200 miles from the Israeli shore and only drew away again after "escorting" it for some distance. Several other Israeli freight- ers reported encounters with So- viet warships, Maariv added. It said the present psychologi- cal warfare being waged by Moscow against Israel com- pletely overshadowed similar Soviet tactics during the Suez campaign of 1956, when the Kremlin threatened Israel with missiles. LONDON (Reuters) The Queen's finances, which Prince Philip said last year threatened to go into the red, are expected to be studied by the govern- ment. A special parliamentary com- mittee is likely to be set lip to maka recommendations on the allowances on which the Royal Family depends for much of its income. Philip caused a sensation dur- ing his visit to' the United States last year when he revealed that rising costs were making it dif- ficult for the Queen to meet all the expenses involved in run- ning a royal household. Labor and Conservative mem- bers of Parliament clashed Wednesday night on the need to give the Queen a pay rise. Labor MP William Hamilton in- troduced a motion in the House of Commons saying that the time is not opportune to grant her more money. Conservative Sir Gerald Na- barro quickly introduced an amendment calling for the es- tablishment of a special com- mittee to review the civil catalogue of official government payments to the Royal Family has not been updated since 1952. About a dozen Labor MPs supported Hamilton's motion, while Conservatives backed up Nabarro's amendment. The present level of public funds going to the Royal Family was set in 1952 at Nabarro said the allowance would need to be increased to a year to' allow for tie inflation which has occurred in the last 18 years. He declined to say how many additional American troops will be out of South Vietnam by that date. Asked whether this speed-up means that more than Americans will be withdrawn by spring, as Nixon has pledged, Laird said: "We will meet or heat that, too." He did not say what has made possible the accelerated sched- ule, but has said repeatedly in the recent past that what he called the success of the U.S. and South Vietnamese attacks on Communist command bases in Cambodia would permit stepped-up withdrawals of U.S. forces. Turning to other matters, Laird said the Soviet Union is going forward with construction of additional sites for big SS-9 intercontinental ballistic mis- siles, as well as other1 Soviet ICBMs. Reports have circulated re- cently that the Russians have stopped deploying additional in- tercontinental missiles since last year, a factor which could have bearing on the strategic arms-limitation talks in Vienna. said the Soviets havs gone forward with their missile program since those talks started. On the Middle East, Laird pledged that "we are going to- maintain a proper strategic and military balance in this area." ,000 Ceiling For U.S. Farmers Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN PHOTOGRAPHER Bryan Wilson popping buttons as well as flash bulbs as Ms wife Sandy presented him with a baby daughter Pat Meyer cleaning off her young nephew after a messy supper by pouring a pail of soapy water over him Barbara Miller blushing as the story was told of how she had faithfully watered a plas- tic cactus plant while filling ia for a fellow employee. WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate voted Wednesday to limit (o annually the amount a farmer can bo paid for not. growing crops. The pro- posal is given a good chance of becoming law. Chief targets of Uie move are lush crop-subsidy payments to large corporations, banks, state governments and other giant land holders who have received individual payments of more than for keeping land out of production. The proposal would impose the limit on wheat, cotton and feed grains. Senator James 0. Eastland, who last year received in subsidy payments on his Sun- flower County, Miss., cotton plantation, voted against the measure which curbs payments to producers of wheat, cotton and feed grains. Just a year ago the Senate refused, 53 to 35, to approve an identical subsidy limit. Spurred by arguments the program has strangled the small family farms it was supposed to help and angered city dwellers, the Senate approval it, 40 to 35, Wednesday. The vote highlighted action on the pending agricultural appro- priations bill for fiscal 1971. The subsidy curb is expected to Bin acceptance in the which twice has passed similar measures only to see them killed in conference with the Se- nate. The Senate vote was criticized by the National Farmers Organ- ization and by Farm Bureau leaders. "This will be detrimental to Uie said Edgar Hall of Mt. Vernon, HI., president of NFO. "It's going to destroy a great deal of participation." Roland Nelson, president of the Nebraska Farm bureau, commented: "I do not believe a limitation is going to answer any of the problems that we have on the farm." Senator Ralph Smith (Rep. who introduced the mea- sure, estimated the limit would save between and yearly. Only about of the farmers registered under the program now receive payments greater than he said. The Canadian government an- nounced a wheat subsidy pro- gram earlier this year which set aside for Prairie farmers. Compensation for allowing land to lie fallow is an acre and for converting to forage crops an acre. Maximum possible payout to a single farmer is based on a maximum allowable transfer of acres to forage crops, Shades Of 0 Days L'ASSOMPTON, Que. (CP) In a 90-second well-planned at- tack on a CNR passenger train, four masked men carrying machine guns made off Wed- nesday night with a large metal box containing cash and money orders. CNR officials today said they have no details yet on how much was in the strongbox. A diesel helper on the Mont- real-Chicoutimi train was wounded when two of the ban- dits fired a volley of shots at the engine cabin. The 15-car train had made a regular stop at this community 15 miles east of Montreal. The injured man, Roger Gos- selin of Montrea' released frciii hospital today1." A CNR spokesman said: "To our knowledge no large amount of cash was involved." FORCED TO LIE DOWN Two bandits forced the train's engineer, Ross Low of Pierre- fonds, a Montreal suburb, and Mr. Gosselin to leave the engine and lie face-down in nearby grass. Two other masked men sur- prised a clerk and an express messenger in the baggage car. They were waiting outside as Lucien Laramee and J. L. Verde opened the baggage door to make a parcel pickup. Witnesses said the four ban- dits were English speaking. Mr. Laramee and Mr. Verde were not armed. However, a pistol was in the stolen metal box. The bandits also took some boxes from the freight car adja- cent to the baggage car, but the CNR spokesman said contents of the boxes were not known. Two bandits carried their booty to a waiting van and drove off. The two others fled in a car. Provincial police discovered the van about 15 minutes later, abandoned on a secondary roao! leading to Montreal. "Tlie whole thing took about the CNR spokes- man said. Dock Strike Set LONDON (Reuters) Brit- ain's longshoremen voted today to start a national strike next Tuesday. LADY EATON DIES Lady Ealon, matriarch of one of Canada's worthiest families, died in Toronto to- day. She was 90. Born Flor- ence McCrea, she married John Craig Eaton who later succeeded his father as pres- ident ot T. Eaton Co. The couple had six children be- fore died ii 1922.