Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
He HBRIDGE July Self-confessed killer rules Cyprus By ROD CURRIE LONDON Nicos one-time leader an who has proclaimed himself president of is a sejf-confessed killer who wrote of his ex- ploits after being granted amnesty from a British death sentence. A 39-year-old he boasts that Tur- kish-Cypriots had a price of on his head in the 1950s. During his time in a British prison he also entered into a bizarre but unsuccessful escape deal with the outlawed Irish Republican Army. Exiled Cypriots here and elsewhere have already demonstrated in street protest marches the depth of their feelings against him. His cousin. Peter an actor living said of only wish the British had shot him when they had the Sampson became a guerrilla with the Eoka dedicated to union with as a youth. As a jour- nalist he not only covered the news but helped make and it was his apparent knack for often being first on the spot that eventually raised British leading to his downfall. British journalists who knew him during the 1950s bat- tle to expel the British recall- ed that Sampson often had the first and only picture of a Briton slain in the streets of Nicosia. authorities finally caught on to the fact Sampson was also involved in such said one. tures of that sort of thing were in great he made a lot of money selling Another British recalling that Sampson was suspected in the death of a British said the press corps thought him not only a guerrilla also a Unofficial estimates are that he was involved in 23 killings during the battle against British rule. He was acquitted after being charged with murdering two British but then was con- victed of possessing a sten sentenced to then transferred to Britain when the penalty was commuted to life imprisonment. It was says The Guardian that Sampson agreed to supply Irish guerrillas with arms if they would help him escape. The plan failed. as part of the inde- pendence Britain granted Sampson amnesty and he went home to a triumphant welcome by a crowd of some in Nicosia. The feeling among Cypriot exiles in Britain is that Samp- real name is Nicholas politically handicapped by his lack of formal education and simp- ly being used as a puppet. They speculate that he will not long survive as president even if the coup is successful. After his return to Cyprus he started publishing a new- spaper called Makhi in which he soon boasted of how his murder squad had killed British soldiers. In Sampson launched the Progressive oppos- ed to Makarios. and was elected to parliament in 1971. Canadian soldiers manning outposts under hot sun Riding high President Sampson hoisted shoulder-high in Cyprus. Election sign remover put on probation B.C. Allan of Duncan was put on probation for three months yesterday after pleading guilty to possession of stolen property. Wilson was charged after removing signs supporting Liberal and Conservative can- didates in the riding of Nanaimo Cowichan The Islands in the July 8 federal election. l '.V By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA The de- fence department said Tues- day that Canada's United Nations troops on Cyprus are on the fulfilling their peacekeeping mandate. For Canadians working un- der the hot Cyprus that meant manning outposts and doing patrol work on invisible lines between Greek and Turkish machine-gun nests. But now there are added elements of danger because two factions Of Greeks are battling for control of the Mediterranean island of 000 they share with Turks. The Canadian Forces here said none of the Edmonton- based Canadian Airborne Regiment was injured as they continued a 10-year-old job that over the in- volved members of seven other regiments from across Canada. The UN force was created in 1964. The first Cana- elements of the Royal 22nd Regiment of Quebec arrived in Cyprus three days before the UN agreed to create the force to prevent Greece and Turkey from turning civil strife into international war. The UN Securitv Council has been meeting each June and December ever since to determine the fate of the force. In recent years the council has said the force must end some but then voted to extend its mandate another six months. Every six months the Cana- dians are rotated. Every year Canadians and other tax- payers around the world pay more millions in the interests of peace. Canadians who have served time there say the situation does not indicate an early UN withdrawal. They note that the two factions are armed camps as every 18-year-old takes military training from Greek or Turk. Each side is supplied by Greece or Turkey with men and material. The men came from the Van Doos and battalions of these Canadian Guards from Picton and Queen's Own Rifles of Canada from B.C.. and Royal High- landers of Canada fromp Camp Royal Cana- dian Regiment from Ont.. and Princess Patricia's Canadian Light In- fantry from Victoria and Lord Strathcona's Horse from Calgary. Over the some Cana- dians have died but none through hostile ac- tion. Some have been beaten by extremists. Most of the time Canadians have been in the countryside along the perimeters of Turkish enclaves scattered across the island. But recently they were brought into the a supersensitive area where Greeks and Turks are eyeball to eyeball. Life for the serviceman un- der these conditions consists of four hours on two hours off and four hours on again. There must be no change in the status quo. Every gun position is there by agreement. Any change must be agreed to by both sides. can't even add sand- a forces official said Tuesday. If the job is off the job isn't much better. 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They estimate it will cost no more than it would cost to remove the dead tree after the disease has run its course. One of the purposes of the experimental program this summer is to determine the commercial cost and prac- ticability of the treatment. The scientists that the treatment cannot be expected to eradicate the disease. But it would be useful in saving selected trees con- sidered to have high value because of their location on private in parks or along elm-lined driveways. we have developed here is nothing more than an- other tool in Dutch elm dis- ease said Dr. E. S. a pathologist since its inception in has worked on the scien- tific team that devised the treatment is strictly a treatment for expensive trees of high he said.