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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta IRA peace talks offer rejected From BELFAST (CP) The Irish Republican Army is expected lo intensify its campaign of shoot- ing and bomhing following the Northern Ireland administra- tion's rejection Tuesday ot an offer to hold peace talks. But a threatened clash be- tween militant Protestants and the British Army lliis weekend appears to hove been averted with a decision by the Protes- tant's leaders to postpone the erection of street barricades throughout Ulster. William Wtiitclaw, tire British minister responsible for North- ern Ireland, Tuesday night tersely rejected any offer from Unions deal govt. black LONDON (CP) Four days before the completion of its first two years in power, the Con- servative government of Prime Minister Heath lias been dealt one newspaper today calls "two lovely black eyes." One blow to Heath took the torrn ot tlie decision by the Ap- peal Court that the huge Trans- port and General Workers' Union was not responsible for the actions of its shop-floor rep- eyes which tha government has sought to set down for such management-union agreements. At the same time, as if to strike still again at the Tory government's pledges on infla- tion, there were announcements of significant price increases for products and services ranging from bread and beer to car in- surance and possibly rail fare.1! too. Besides r e v e r E I n g the In- rescntatives despite a ruling to I dustrial decision on the contrary by the newly-estab- lished National Industrial Rela- tions Court. Shortly before this develop- ment Tuesday, a compromise settlement was reached between the publicly-owned British rail- ways and three the settlement was clearly well be- yond the anti-inflation limits 27 miners injured in blast CONCORD, Ala. CAP) Two tanks of welding gas acciden- tally entered a coal crusher in U.S. Steel's Concord Mine late Tuesday, causing an explosion and fire that injured 27 men, a investigation b y officials revealed There were no fatalities. Six men were admitted to hospital, one in critical condition and three seriously hurt, hospital spokesmen said. A witnes said the blast oc- curred in the bottom area of the level of the deep mine, where about 30 to 35 miners were working. The Con- cord mine, which furnishes coal for U.S. Steel's Fairfield Works near Birmingham, employs 700 miners. About 200 of them were on duty at the time. The mine is 20 miles west oE Birmingham near the town of Hueytown. preliminary government today. union responsibility, the Appeal on the transport union for con- tempt. The case resulted from a boy- cott of container vehicles at docks in Liverpool and Hull by longshoremen who fear that containerization theatens their future employment. The industrial court is the eliief institution in a new system of rules for labor relations intro- duced by the Conservatives after their election victory of June IS, 1970. Jack Jones, general secretary of the transport union, said after hearing of the appeal deci- sion that it vindicates liis organ- ization's opposition to what is officially known as the In- dustrial Relations Act. Cabinet minis! ers were re- ported to be assuming that the cast now will be taken to the House of Lords. Meanwhile, representatives of the railway unions were haifing the pay increase of 13H per cent which they won in their bargaining with management as a gratifying victory. II came after a compulsory ballot of rail workers ordered by the industrial court. The bal- lot backed the union leaders' tough stand in their negotiations with the management. The unions also had staged chaos-making slowdowns on rail lines across the country. These have been called off perma- nently now that a settlement has been reached. the IRA's militant Provisional wing to attend peace talks in Free Derry, a section of Lon- donderry barricaded by the IRA against the security forces. The IRA's suprise offer said that if accepted tho Provisional would suspend guerrilla operations for a week. If he refused the violence would continue. A statement from the minis- ter's office here said that White- law could not accept an ultima- turn "from terrorists are causing suffering to Innocent citizens in Northern Ireland and shooting troops." Whltelaw's rejection of the IRA invitation, brought an angry response from firebrand MP Bernadette Devlin. "Mr. Wliltelaw doesn't want peace, he wants she said. "And he hasn't a hope in hell of getting It." A spokesman for the Protes- tant Ulster Vanguard Move- ment, which claims members, backed Whitelaw's stand. He said: "We are not prepared to deal with the mur- derers which is what they are. They are beginning to see the uprising of a Protestant back- lash which up till now they al- ways thought a myth." Late Tuesday night leaders of militant Protestant organiza- tion, the paramilitary Ulster Defence Association, said they will postpone for two weeks their plan to erect permanent street barricades throughout Northern Ireland. Their surprise announcement came several hours after a closed meeting between some of the association's leaders and telaw. Tho association has erected temporary barricades in Belfast and elsewhere during the last five weekends, and has threat- ened to establish permanent "no-go" areas this weekend If troops do not open up the IRA's "Free Derry" strongholds. A n association spokesman would not comment on the na- ture of Tuesday's talks with Whitelaw. But he said that if certain assurances are not ho- nored within two weeks, the pol- icy will be reviewed. The spokesman also Bald that the association, which claims a membership si almost will prevent any Protestants from erecting barricades this weekend. Ulster was relatively peaceful Tuesday. There was a rash of hijackings in which several buses and vans were set on fire by armed men in Belfast, seen as a possible trial run by IRA units planning to barricade parts of the city this weekend. 81-millioii grant OTTAWA (CP) Canada will provide a 51-milu'on grant to en- able Afghanistan to purchase Canadian wheat this summer, it was announced Tuesday. Widespread famine has oc- curred in the Asian country as a result of recent heavy rains which prevented sowing of spring crops. The downpour fol- lowed two years of drought. SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT (VARIGRAY) Senate votes to cut off military aid to South Asia WASHINGTON (Reuler) _ The Senate voted Tuesday to cut off military aid to Pakistan, India and oilier South Asian countries. The Senate voted 44 to 41 for the cut-off provision, written by the foreign relations committee as a reaction against the 1971 India-Pakistan war. The provision would affect Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ceylon, the Maldive Is- lands and Bhutan. The author of the fund cut-off measure, Senator Frank Church, (Dem. a senior member of the foreign relations committee, told the Senate his provision was designed to en- sure that "tho U.S. not blunder again as was witnessed in the 1955 war between India and Pakistan and in the Pakistan- Bangladesh and Pakistan-Bang- FARMERS MERCHANTS TRUST 309 7th St. S. Phone 328-554G MEMBER CANADA DEPOSIT INSURANCE COBP08AT10H Please send mo inlonnalion on Guararteed Certificates of Deposit Address 1o rirwn 1 Mvthm. Tru.l. A ladesh-India wars in 1971." The measure, as modified on the Senate floor before the vote, would allow training assistance to the South Asian nations and permit commercial sales- But it would prolu'bit direct military-grant aid or American financing of arms sales. The Church measure must still survive a joint Senate- House of Representatives con- ference committee which will work out a final version of the aid bill when finally passed sep- arately by both chambers. Budget receives Commons okay THREE KILLED Flamingos at Storybrook Gardens of Springbank Park, Ion- don, Ont., were apparently stoned to death. Four olher birds in the same pond escap- ed unharmed. Police are still looking for the killers, believed to be adults. The birds are valued at each. (CP Wirephoto) SC leadership convention need stressed by Paterson Rock music fans resort to violence SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Two policemen were injured and at least 30 persons were ar- rested as angry rock music lov- ers resorted to violence Tuesday night after being turned away from a Rolling Stones concert because of counterfeit tickets. Doors al the San Diego Sports Arena were broken as rocks, bottles and firebombs were hurled, police said. The two policemen were in- jured by flying glass. An ambul- ance Is reported to have had its windows smashed. Police Sgt. G. E. Bobb said several hundred counterfeit tickets to the rock music con- cert were printed and sold at prices as high as However, police said they did not know whether the persons outside the arena had purchased the counterfeit ticket's and been turned away or whether they had valid but had been turned away because persons with phoney tickets had their seats. The concert was part of the North American tour tha Roll- ing Stones are making. Valid lickcls lo tho event were sold out hy mail order last week. By JOE BALL A Herald Staff Writer CLARESHOLM There's a real need at present for a lead- ership convention in Alberta's Social Credit party, according to Ernie Paterson of Clares- holm, president of the Macleod Constituency Association. There is a need, Mr. Pater- son said, that Harry Strom be confirmed as the continuing leader, or denied the leader- ship, according to the wishes of the majority at the convention. Not even the opposition dared hope for the kind of mandate it received in the last election in North America for 36 years. CUES SINGT GAME "Why it Mr. Pat- erson said, "appears to be the real guessing game. Was it be- cause of Mr. Strom, or wasn't it let's be Top executive members of the Social Credit indicate they want to wait at least another year before a leadership con- vention is held. "That will be too ac- cording to the Macleod constit- uency president, who was candidate himself in the past four federal elections. "Wait- ing that long could well mean the complete disintegration of the Social Credit Party in Al- berta. Social Credit has a lot to be proud of in performance during its terms in office. can't let this be disintegrated hy time." LACK OF UNITV During the past session of the legislature, Mr. Paterson said, there was a real lack of unity mill foundation program estab- lished for education purposes." Mr. Paterson said he believes the needy pensioners should be provided with help, but why should a or home be exempted from school taxation when It Is general! agreed that education is benefit to all. "Needy municipalities g begging to the government fo assistance and the governmen replies that it can't afford an more. At the same time th government is needlessly di creasing its own sources revenue. "But we can only orgu points like this If we brin unity back into the part; We've got to have people Edmonton who also know ho to act in opposition becaut Social Credit still has much t offer." Family plan: gtvo Dud a iporicoat and eoordinaUg slacks. (How about a shirt end lie, OTTAWA (CP) The 1972 udgct, with Its provisions for [creased pensions and reduced rporalion taxes, was ap- roved in the Commons Tues- Some govt, vagus below poverty line EDMONTON (CP) Some ederal government employees re living on wages below the xjverty line, C. A. Edwards, resident of the Public Service UUance of Canada, said Tues- ay. Mr. Edwards said In an inter- view some federal employees re having lt> supplement their income with welfare. For example, workers like lelp in hospitals or junior of- ice staff get about a rear. Such an employee, if he lad a wife and two children, would Ire under the pov- level of which is rased on for a couple and for each child. Mr. Edwards said an exlra dependent is enough lo sunk the amily well below the level de- "ined by the senale commission on pverty. He said Ottawa should Intens- fy its efforts to pull the "work- ng poor to the public service' out of dead-end positions. day with the entire opposition rating against it. The vote on the sixlh and !lnal day of the debate on the budget introduced by new Fi- nance Minister Jolin Turner May 8 was 112 to 83. It came as Statistics Canada reported that unemployment in declined at a slower rate Jian last May. Most opposition members said the government las failed to cope with the prob- lem and the budget would help little, if at all. Liberal back-benchers pre- dictably praised the budget Tuesday and supported Mr. Turner's contention that it would help employment. But one, Walter Deakon (Toronto High Park) called for a tax break for the middle-Income group. In the daily question period Mr. Turner reiterated that the expansionist government poli- cies soon will be fell in Ihe em- ployment sector. CUTS TAXES The budget provides for a re- duction in ttie maximum corpo- ration income tax rate to 40 per cent from 49 per cent; acceler- ated write-offs of macliinery cosls lo manufaclurers; ties veterans and old-age pensions to the cost of living, and Increase] the supplementary old-age pen- sion for the needy. The opposition has Interpreted the budget as an election docu- ment with its vote-attracting pension proposals. Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET Phone 327-3730 I-cthbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton..... Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary...... Victoria Penticlon..... Prince George Kamloops..... Vancouver Saskaloon Regina....... Winnipeg...... Toronto Oltawa....... Montreal...... St. John's Halifax Charlotte town Frederic ton Chicago...... New York..... Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix...... Honolulu Rome Paris........ London Berlin....... I! L Pro 71 49 .08 64 43 67 48 .01 50 44 .01 68 44 61 37 Co 47 .03 65 50 64 53 64 53 64 52 .01 64 52 63 48 .05 65 46 .11 73 53 .08 68 54 74 56 63 65 71 76 86 71 .11 74 67 84 79 .06 82 66 .100 72 .101 79 74 86 75 54 68 54 63 52 66 43 Amsterdam 67 54 Moscow......... 75 59 ,t Stockholm 66 57 73 66 FORECAST Lclhliridge, Medicine Sunny today and Thursdiy. Highs today near Lows near 50. Highs Thursday near 75. Calgary Today: Sunny with a few cloudy periods. Highs in the mid 60s. Lows near 45. Thursday: Sunny. Highs near 70. Columbia, KooUnay To- day: Cloudy with a few sunny intervals. Thursday m a 1 n ly sunny. Highs today around 70. Lows tonight 45 to 50. Highs Thursday in the low and mid 70s. MONTANA East ol Continental Divide- Partly cloudy today with iso- lated afternoon showers mosliy east portion. Fair tonight and Thursday. Warmer days. Highs today 70s. Lows tonight 45 to 55. Highs Thursday 75 to 85, West of Continell Divide Partly cloudy today. Fair to- night and Thursday. Warmer days. Highs today 65 to 75. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Thurs- day 70s. European Made Lincoln and Bal-lt Brands GUARANTEED BALER TWINE ft. and fl. 6.95 PER BALE GET YOUR SUPPLIES NOW GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Highway, Ulhbridge, Phono.328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Leth- bridge disrtict are bare ano dry. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. Highway 34, Valley view to Grande Prairie, bridge at Bez- anson closed. Wapiti River bridge south of Grande Prairo is closed. Bridge on Highway 49 at Wafino closed. The only ac- cess lo Grande Prairie is Peace River, Highway 2. cess to Dawson Creek is by way of Peace River and High- way 2 through Rycroft and Spirit River. Highway 97, Dawson Creek to Prince George Is open to ono lane of traffic only. Extreme caution is advised. Highway 16 west, Edmonton lo Jasper is in good condilion. Jasper lo Prince George is open hut ttiere is a detour in effect between McBride and Prince George. Terrace t o Peace River is closed. Highway 5, Jasper to Kam- loops is closed and a brit'ge at CIcarwater is out and tho Thompson River is flooding tho road. Highway 1, Rogers Pass road is open but conditions In tho Kamloops area are uncertain. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutls 24 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 0 p.m.; Rooscvilie, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill Ilykcrts B a.m. to midnight; Chief Mounlain 7 a.m. lo 10 p.m.; Wildhorsse, B a.m. to 9 p.m. ;