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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Ulster crisis has many at Westminster ponder the unthinkable Bv DAVID MacDONALD Herald London Bureau LONDON The big surprise for the leaderships of the Labor and Conservative parties in last night's debate on Northern Ireland was the extent to which sentiment has grown for withdrawal fo the British army. Most notable of those now prepared to think the previously unthinkable was Reginald Maudling, who formerly held responsibility for Northern Ireland when he Murder charge hurled at London LONDON (AP) The Irish Republican Army accused the British government of "callous, brutal and premeditated murder" today following the death of an IRA member who was on hunger strike in a British prison Convicted bank robber Mi- chael Gaughan, 24, died Mon- day night in the top-security Parkhurst prison on the Isle of Wight after developing pneu- monia He had been fasting since March 31 demanding po- litical-prisoner status and transfer to a prison in Northern Ireland. Gaughan was the first hunger striker to die in Britain since the death of Terence McSweeney, the lord mayor of Cork and an Irish republican leader, in 1920. Security forces in Northern Ireland braced for new trouble after Gaughan's death but an army spokesman reported no immediate incidents in retaliation An unidentified man was found shot to death on a roadside on the edge of Belfast, but officials said he apparently was killed by sectarian guerrillas. The Irish Political Hostages Committee said Gaughan will be buried "with full IRA mili- tary honors" and demanded an immediate inquiry into the "murder." "This young man chose a martyr's death rather than a living said Roray OiBrady, president of Provi- sional Sinn Fein, the political arm of the IRA's Provisional wing. He called the death a "callous, brutal and pre- meditated murder by the Brit- ish govern-nent." Gaughan was sentenced to seven years in prison in 1971 for a London bank robbery to raise funds for the Irish republican cause. His younger brother John said Michael's weight dropped from 168 to 70 pounds and "he looked like something out of Belsen (the Nazi concentration "His face simply had no flesh left I saw him a week ago and I knew then he would die if he was not sent back to Ireland." The home office said Gaug- han had been fed artificially since April 22 "whenever medical officers considered it safe to do so was home secretary in the Conservative government. Parliament was recalled from its Whitsun recess for the two-day emergency debate which today will, 'feature speeches by the prime minister and the leader of the Opposition. What did not give under the strain of recent events in Ulster was the bipartisan Labor-Tory policy of a united front on the government's moves for dealing with the situation. Reginald Maudling caused some grimaces on the Conservative front bench when he said that although he had been the first to suggest power-sharing he felt that all possibilities must be looked at, no matter how repugnant. Power-sharing had broken down because the will to make it work did not exist, and he was coming to feel that there was an argument in saying to the people of Northern Ireland that the government wanted to withdraw British forces, to see the Northern Irish work out their own solution, and to see the maintenance of law and order rest on the shoulders of them and not the British. During the tense seven hours of debate, there were several sharp exchanges between the Ulster Loyalist MPs and those from all other parties. John Dunlop, the hotel owner and lay preacher who defeated Bernadette McAliskey (formerly Devlin) to win Mid-Ulster for the Loyalists, said Ulstermen wanted no truck with the republic to the south whose bright city lights provided the "flare path for German bomb- ers" striking Northern Ireland and northwest England during the Second World War. Harry West, Loyalist member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, clashed with Merlyn Rees, Northern Ireland secretary, who accused West of hobnobbing with men of violence during the Loyalist strike. "I make no apology for hob- nobbing with the Ulster Work- ers Council, an honorable body of shouted West over Labor MPs' bellows of anger. Conservative Jerry Wiggin said the army should be given its head in Ulster or brought out. He saw no reason why there should not be a curfew, identity cards and general harder line as had been used in Aden, Cyprus and Kenya. The other two main themes of last night's speeches were cutting down financial aid to Ulster and having a new partition which would move all Roman Catholics into the republic. There seemed to be general rejection of the concept of total integration of Ulster into the United Kingdom, which would involve increased representation in Parliament, permanent abolition of the Ulster legislature at Stormont and full Westminster responsibility ior all administration in Northern Ireland. Many MPs referred to the new fact of uisier Protestant nationalism, including Merlyn Rees, who repeated his support for power-sharing. He said that in five years more than people had been killed, including 257 soldiers, 52 members of the Royal Ulster. The Lethbridge Herald VOL LXVII 146 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1974 40 Pages Transit money 4long overdue' Burning bathtubs Little boys of the size and variety that revel in the dirt all day but battle their mothers when bath time rolls around had cause for cheers Monday. Some 115 bathtubs were damaged by fire at Emco Village against rebuilding plant Supply, 316 24th St. N. and they are no longer -fit for use. The Ernco people were less damage was evaluated at about Firemen are still investigating the blaze's cause. Inside FLIXBOROUGH, England (AP) The villagers of Flixborough have formed a committee to oppose recon- struction of the giant chemical plant that exploded last Saturday, killing 29 persons and injuring 105. The flames from the ex- Edmonton spending priorities uncertain EDMONTON (CP) Provincial Treasurer Gordon Mimely said Monday the government doesn't want to be tied to a specific date for revealing long-term plans on how it will spend its million surplus from oil revenue CTOV OfTl TT1 O n 1 h g H intended to introduce a bill at the spring sitting of the legislature to establish an interim capital replacement fund. The fund, using the million the province is getting from higher oil prices and royalties, was to have been used for projects ranging from energy development to public works. But the government quietly dropped plans to bring in the legislation because of uncertainty over federal budget policies. Mr. Miniely said last week it was possible somp of million would be used as incentives to encourage the oil industry to continue exploration if the federal Liberal government is re-elected and reinlroduces budget policies that hurt the industry. Mackasay rejoins Liberal cabinet Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Former labour and manpower minister Bryce Mac-Vasey was taken back into the federal cabinet Monday by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau who said he was a "strong voice for working Canadians" and was needed in the cabinet The surprise announcement came shortly after 6pm. fol- lowing the visit to Government House bv Mr Trudeau and Mr Mackasey for the sweanng-in of the new cabinet member as a "minister of state He will take on "various as- signments" in different departments where his qualifications as "a spokesman for the working people of the country will be the prime minister told newsmen curious over this sudden decision to re-appoint Mr. Markasey to the cabinet plosion finally died out Monday and officials in London ordered a full public inquiry into the blast. "We knew something like this was bound to happen one said Hugh Scullion, a chemist at the factory and a leader of the citizens' committee. Geoffrey Walden, one of many who were made homeless by the blast, said: "We fought for four years to stop them building this plant. They paid no heed to our fears." But William Martin, mayor of the nearby town of Scunthorpe. said his town council will press for rebuilding to go ahead. "The factory is an important source of jobs and it is important to the national economy." he said. The Nypro Ltd. plant, in Lincolnshire 190 miles north of London, is owned jointly by the British and Dutch coal- mining industries. It made caproJactum. used to strengthen nylon for heavy industrial use. and was the only factory of its kind in Britain. One investigator said he believes a highly in- flammable vapor escaped, and a spark ignited it. Pilot said released CALGARY (CP) Radio Station CFCN said today that Grant Wyatt, a 30-year-old Canwest Aviation pilot from Calgary, was released this morning by guerrillas in Asmara. Ethiopia. Mr Wyatt was captured May 27 along with two nurses he earned as passengers. His was the second company helicopter seized by guerrillas of the Eritrean Liberation Front 'Did I hear someone say they had a Classified Comics 14 Comment District 11 Family 12.13 Local News 9.10 Markets 15 Sports 17-19 Theatres 7 TV 6 Weather 3 LOW TONIGHT 45; HIGH WED. 60; RISK OF SHOWERS BRISK WINDS. Students kill minister PHNOM PENH (AP) The Cambodian education minister and his deputy were slain today when government riot troops stormed a high school where students were holding the two men hostage, doctors reported. Witnesses said both were killed by students. Education Minister Keo Sangkim was shot once in the chest and stabbed in the stomach with the broken leg of a table, doctors at the military hospital said- Canada pledges oil aid WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Reuter) Canada is willing to subscribe about million to a new facility being devised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help countries offset the burden of higher oil prices, monetary officials said Tuesday. The officials, gathering here for the international monetary conference of the American Bankers Association, noted that Canada's would raise the amount pledged to the IMF to billion. Oil-producing countries in the Middle East and Africa and Venezuela have promised a total of billion to the new fund. Advance UN troops arrive DAMASCUS (Reuter) The first troops of the United Nations force which will police disengagement of Syrian and Israeli forces took up positions on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights front toaay 29-man Austrian reconnaissance team arrived here Monday night and was taken immediately to a staging area in the sunbleached plains below the Golan Heights. A spokesman for the United Nations Disengagement Force (UNDOF) said its Peruvian commander, Gen. Gonzalo Briceno. arrived here Monday night from Cairo. Gen. Briceno will have talks here today with UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer City officials today welcomed new provincial help for public transit they say is long overdue. Under a massive million program to resolve urban transportation problems by Highways Minister Clarence Cppithorne Monday, Lethbridge is eligible for a large chunk of million in capital grants. And the funds will cut the city transit system's annual operating deficit in half The deficit now is per capita, or about The program is aimed mainly at Edmonton and Calgary as the most congested metropolitan centres. But Lethbridge, as the largest "secondary" city, will be able to extend present bus routes, improve frequency of service and do market research. "It's certainly going to help but it's long John Frouse, city transit manager, said today. "We definitely have to expand our bus storage area. The northeast is in need of improved service and the program will certainly mean route extensions." "We've been encouraging the province to look at aid for our senior citizen's pass program which has a Bob Bartlett, acting city manager, said. "We're pleased they have taken this sort of action. Transit systems are a losing proposition in all the secondary cities. It is a positive move to encourage them to improve their systems." A spokesman in the Seen and heard About town District home economist Marilyn Tatem, commenting on her marriage status with "I'm going to remain one of the missed" Art Dyer explaining to a fellow University of Lethbridge student he can only be on so many committees. highways department said unds have not yet been earmarked for individual cities "But if Lethbridge can demonstrate a need, they could come in for a big chunk of it." Mr Copithorne told the legislature that during the next six years, the government will allocate a total of million for public transit systems, million for arterial roads and 6 million for research and planning. Mr. Copithorne said the smaller urban centres, in addition to Edmonton and Calgary, will benefit from the massive expenditures. "We want to ensure better, more convenient and improved transportation systems for people living in Alberta the minister said. Kettle ban imminent CALGARY (CP) Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray announced Monday he will issue regulations Thursday banning immediately the importation, advertising and sale of electric kettles releasing potentially hazardous amount of lead in boiling water. He told the 27th annual meeting of the Consumers' Association of Canada that the ban would apply to electric kettles made with lead solders releasing more than 0.05 parts per million lead in boiling water, considered unsafe by the federal health department. Colson may tell everything Lougheed warns Canadians against energy complacency By JOSEPH MacSWEEN MONTREAL (CP) Canadians were urged by Premier Peter Lougheed of Alberta Monday to beware falling under a false sense of security regarding their country's energy sap- plies. The premier of the oil-rich province said he sensed such a mood as an unintended outcome of federal-provincial agree- ments which solved Canada's oil crisis on the short term Mr. Lougheed said Canada could be facing an energy short- age within 10 years failing enlightened policies of exploration and incentives to ensure a continuing supply. The 46-year-old lawyer-premier, speaking on the question "What does the West did not refer to the current fed- eral election campaign in his address to the Canadian Club, stressing that he wished to discuss long-term aspects of the Alberta and Canadian economies. But he reiterated the determination of his province to diver- sify its economy which would include the establishment of a petrochemical industry. "We wish to convert the demand for our resources into a diversified economy lhat will last through the period of de- picted resources." the premier said He pleaded for a new approach to transportation problems to take advantage of regional development rather than creating even-greater concentration of population in a few centres, resulting in evils from pollution to alienation. He also emphasized the need for Canada to offer incentives for investment, adding that while it is necessary to guard the distinct national identity of Canada, it is also essential to maintain good trading relations with the United States. On energy. Mr. Lougheed said the Athabaska oil sands poten- tial was limited on the shortterm by manpower considerations though the long-term potential was great. Canada's present policies had resulted in cuts in exploration for new oil reserves in Alberta. The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board was beginning today a new study of the situation. The Alberta premier said Canadian needs could be supplied by reducing exports to the U.S. "to a point, but only to a point." Canada could expect reaction if it went too far because the U.S accounts for 70 per cent of this country's trade and could retaliate in various ways. Mr. Lougheed said Alberta's industrial strategy is based on its resources, gateway to the North, agricul- ture and its weaknesses as a land-locked province far from large markets and lacking skilled personnel though "not talent." WASHINGTON (AP) Former White House counsel Charles Colson's desire to "tell everything I know" may make him a key figure in the House of Representatives judiciary committee's impeachment inquiry. r-nnversatiORS With President Nixon on a number of subjects involved in the inquiry are among those tapes the committee has subpoenaed and Nixon has refused to provide. He also has played a leading role in White House dealings with the International Tele- phone and Telegraph Corp.. dairy co-ops, and in the activi- ties of the White House plumb- ers. The committee begins looking into ITT matters today Colson pleaded guilty Monday to a single count of obstructing justice in the trial of Daniel Ellsberg, accused of leaking the Pentagon papers. Under an arrangement with special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski. he will not be prosecuted on three other charges in the Ellsberg case and in the Watergate cover- up Colson said he agreed to the arrangement so he would be free "to tell everything I know about the Watergate and Watergate-related matters ;