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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta JJ _ 1MB UTHBR1DGE H68AID Thurnlay, June 15, 1972--------------------------------------------------- Wliitelaw, RC politicians discuss Ulster issues LONDON (P.euler) Two pi eminent Roman Catholic poli- ticians from Northern Ireland are to hold precedent-setting talks here today with the British minister responsible for Ulster, William Whitelaw. A request Wednesday night for the meeting by the Social Democratic and Labor Party, the main Catholic opposition group, was seen by observers here and in Belfast as a highly significant development in the quest for peace in Northern Ire- land. It ended the influential party's policy of refusing to talk with Hie British administrators, who assumed direct rule of Ulster last March, unless all suspected members of the Irish Republi- can Army being held without trial were released from deten- tion. Party members Paddy Devlin and John Hume were to attend the meeting, intended to deal specifically with the peace-talks offer made to Whitelaw Tuesday by the militant Provisional wing of the IRA. The British minister turned down the IRA offer, saying he could not "respond lo ultima- tums from terrorists." SAYS CHANCE MISSED The Social Democratic and Labor party said Wednesday it thought Whilelaw, in refusing to see the IRA, had missed an op- portunity to restore it called on the IRA to observe a 48-hour truce while the party's representatives talked with him. The had offered a seven-day ceasefire it Whitelaw would meet them in their barri- caded stronghold in London- derry. But if the minister refused their campaign of shoot- ings and bombings would be in- tensified, they said. In another-signiftcant political move Wednesday a key Protes- tant politician resigned from the Unionist party which governed Northern Ireland before direct British rule. Sir Robert Porter, home af- fairs minister in the Protestant- dominated Unionist government in 1969 and 1970, said he was leaving the party because it now is being seen as "a Protes- tant right-wing party." The former Unionist minister of commerce, Robin Baillie, left the party last Friday for much the same reason. 30-DAY FORECAST Western Canada can expect higher than normal temperatures over next 30 dayi according to the 30-day outlook of the United Stales weather bureau. Coastal British Columbia will receive heavy rain while most portions of eastern Canada can expect near normal temperatures and light precipitation. (CP Wirephoto) Ontario may take over off-track race betting missing from fund OTTAWA (CP) Someone In an Edmonlon society dedkaled to rehabilitation of former con- victs has absconded with In government funds, William Skoreyko East) told the Commons Wednesday. Referring only to the "ex-con- victs society In he Conservative MP said it re- ceived a large government grant and had "now revealed that something In the amount ot SlO.OOO is missing from that fund and that someone ab- sconded with the money." He asked whether Ihe guilty party would be prosecuted if caught. State Secretary Gerard Peile- iier said lie would check on the situation and report. Outside the House, It was said the Edmonton group is called Future Society. ompidou pardons Nazi collaborator VICE-REGAL INTRODUCTION Walking through an honor guard of Brownies Tues- day lo open the 2 1st annual world conference of Girl Guides, al York University in Toronto, Govenor-General Roland Michener introduces his wife to a little girl, but Mrs. Michener (fur jacket) was behind, and nol beside him. Guide leaders from 87 countries or. of the conference. Wirephoto) Labor leader defends call for greater political action PARIS (AP) Twice sen- need lo death for treason, au) Touvior, a Nazi collabora- who ran the Gestapo's French uxiliary In Lyon, now can walk e streets of the city he terror- Question prisoner in girl's death VANCOUVER (CP) The rovlnce says a man being uestioned In connection with death of seven-year-old anya Busch Is a convicted hi Id rapist who was away from rison on a pass at the time he girl was abducted from school. RCMP 1 n nearby Surrey municipality, where the girl's ody was found Wednesday, de- lined to confirm aying only that the report, they were jitestionlng a man in bis mid- Os who lived in the Surrey rea. Two Vancouver city police etectivcs found Tanya's parti- lly decomposed body in dense iiisli. Surrey police Insp. Jim Riddell said the discovery re- ulled from the queslioning of a suspect. Tanya was the daughter of Oaus Busch, a gua-d ot the B.C. Penitentiary. The Buschs izfid. President Georges Pompi- dou has pardoned Mm. The disclosure last week of the pardon, granted quietly in November, 1971, opened slill wider the wounds that the Nazi occupation period represents for France. The country's memo- ries of the period have been stirred by continuing publica- tion of the memoirs of Klaus Barbie, Ihe Lyon Gestapo boss who is at large in Bolivia. Now, the question is posed how Pompidou can write letters to President Hugo Banzer of Bo- livia, asking for Barbie's extra- dition to France, where he is under the death penalty, when le has restored Touvier, 57, to :he full rights of French citizen- ship. Pompidou, who lived quietly :hrough the war as a school :eacher without any under- ground ties, was reported by the lews magazine L'Express to have signed Touvicr's pardon despite unfavorable recommen- dations by the justice and inte- rior ministries. Protests about Touvier have come from the family of Victor Basctie, a former, head of the League of Human Rights, who Touvier was accused o( murder- lave one other aged five. child, Ralph, ing, and from an anti Nazi league which says that It "will in no case permit Touvier to freely walk the streets of Lyon." With legislative elections com- ing next year, it seems that Pompidou could be hurt by the Touvier-Barbie case. Weather and road report Sunrise Friday Sunset TORONTO (CP) The Globe and mail says the Ontario gov- ernment is likely to take over off-track belting in the province BINGO Scandinavian Hall 229 12th SI. "C" N. Fri., June 16 Starli uf p.m. Doors Open at p.m. 5 Cards for GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH 4th, and 12lh Gamdi in 7 Numbari WORTH in 54 Donation to Meals on Sorry No One Under 16 Yean of Age Allowed QUEBEC (CP) Marcel Pepln, president of the Confed- eration of National Trade Un- ions, received a thunderous, standing ovation Wednesday from delegates at the CNTU's convention after he de- fended his call for greater polit- ical action. "I Mr. Pepin said, "i( all our problems can really be solved by collective agreement. "Editorial writers want us to be passive, to accept the slums, to accept layoffs, lo accept the plant shutdowns. "Personally I want to fight this society to build a heller put him to sleep. But if the ad- dress is accepled by this con- vention Mr. Bourassa will slay awake lo read it after the next provincial elections." 'There are those who have Mr. Pepin said he had called said the CNTU Is going too far, for political, not partisan action. too fast. If you want us to wait, we will. "But I think thai it we now arc going too far, too fast, it is not far or fast enough, "We must crush the Literal party. Mr. (Robert) Bourassa has said my keynote address without seeking permission rrom Ottawa. The newspaper says such ac- ion is recommended in a report irepared by six senior civil servants appointed last July to investigate racing in Ontario. The report will also recom- mend stricler government con- rol of racetrack operations to forestall criminal activities, says The Globe and Mail, Until now the provincial gov- ernment has taken the position federal amendment to the Criminal Code is needed before off-lrack belling is taken over. "This would be the clean way to do The Globe and Mail quotes an unidentified official as saying. But, the official added, the re- port's interpretation of existing legislation is that such a federal amendment is not necessary. Delayed fair will open Conservatives win crucial ECM vole and this included support of consumer movements and other jroups working for social re- form. PRAISES UNION Meanwhile, a World Labor Congress official said the CNTU s the only labor body in North America reflecting the view- point of European, Latin Ameri- can, African end Asian trade unionists. Jean Kulakowski, a Belgian, Lethbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff Calgary....... Victoria Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon H I. Pre 50 70 45 72 M 62 '58 45 70 -4t CO 52 70 53 71 51 .0 67 67 Regina......... 63 Winnipeg Toronto..... Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlottetown Frcdcricton spoke as the CNTU's 45th con- Chicago vention debated Mr. Pepin's proposed political orientation. Promising the support of the WLC against European capital- INSTA-ROLL TRAVEL AWNINGS FREBCO From Awning remains on the frailer traveling. Can be set up by one person in 5 minutes. Vinyl covered polyester fabric. Heat scaled leakproof seams, Available in two sizes and colors 8'x12' Red and white or gold and white. 8'xlS' Red and white or gold end white. PREBQO RECREATION VEHICLES LTD. 4 AVE. and 6 ST. S. PHONE 32B-4421 (WEST Of GAS COMPANYI J. MONTREAL (CP) Man Hid His World, the five-year-old uccessor to Expo 67, will open or its 1972 season, Jfayor Jean Jrapeau announced Wednesday light. The decision to proceed with he opening of the exhibition, jriginally scheduled for today but postponed by the month-long strike of city manual workers, was reached following a meet-r.g in Quebec City attended by Premier Robert Bourassa, Finance Minister Raymond Gar-neau and Mr. Drapcau. Mr. Bourassa said the Quebec government would grant the city million to save the fair. Ic told the national assembly Wednesday the government's nain concern in keeping the sir open is the number of Jobs t creates. No opening date was announced but Mr. Drapeau has said it could take four or five weeks of preparation to open the site. La Rondc, the amusement park attached to Man and His World, is to open (CP) The Conservative government has again scraped through a crucial vote on Its legislation for Britain's projected entry into the Euro-pea.i Common Market The latest vote, was possibly the most vital so far in the Commons on various detailed facets ot Ihe bulky market bill. It also set off a new round of Commons disorder, with Prime Minister Heath exclaiming "rubbish" in reply to Opposition taunts and quitting the chamber after the vote result was announced, again to Labor jeers. Narrow as the eight-vote majority was, it seemed bigger than some opponents of market entry had hoped for. The House voted at the committee stage on a clause about the transfer of legislative power In the event of market membership. For many opponents of entry, this is the crux of the case against membership. They contend that joining the market will rob the Commons ol much of its traditional power and turn these sovereign to bureaucrats In the Common Market headquarters at irussels. Labor anti-marketeer Peter hore, speaking shortly before le Commons vole, insisted thai upporting the transfer-ot-pow-rs clause would be "lo connive t the dismantling ot many f the powers ol the British tale." Geoffrey Rippon, lha mlnislcr n charge of Britain's moves to-vards entry, termed the allega-ions about less of sovereignty operating In yueDec, Mr. Kulakowski asked CNTU support in the fight of Latin American workers against Canadian capitalists investing in South America. "The political engagement of trade unionism is a difficult problem we all have to said Mr. Kulakowski. "I agree will) Mr. Pepin when he says Ihe movement must not directly support a political party bul I also agree wilh him that, unlike American unions, the CNTU must be concerned with more than contract talks." ina fair corp OTTAWA (CP) The ailing county fair, suffering from dwindling atlendance and crumbling buildings, may get a rejuvenating boost from the federal treasury under legislation introduced Wednesday hy Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson. The bill, given first reading in the Commons, would allow the government to make loans to municipalities and fair corporations for construction of new exhibition halls. Only facilities primarily Intended for agriculture or fishery exhibitions would qualify for assistance. Up to 90 per cent of the construction cost of sue niildings would be loaned by Central Mortgage and assist orations Corp. under instruction from the agriculture department. The government bill also would empower the minister to make straight grants to agriculture or fishery exhibitions and museums. Any loan would have to be backed by a municipal or provincial repayment guarantee 01 by mortgage of property hek by an exhibition corporation. In terest rates would lie deter mined by the minister. The bill would allow the min ister to appoint an exhibition as sistance advisory committee o seven lo 10 members who woulc consider loan ami grant applica tions. "ROBERTS and Profetiional Taps Recorders and Stereo Componsnll Available at JACK'S RADIO T.V. SALES SERVICE .J02 13th it. N. FRIDAY and SATURDAY r in m A HS-M IIC New York Miami Los Angeles 65 80 72 77 71 En 69 66 52 SO 50 76 78 88 73 83 81 59 .06 Las Vegas.......100 Phoenix Honolulu Rome Paris..... Ixmdon Berlin..... Amsterdam .100 85 75 72 70 63 58 1.13 67 70 (A 73 79 75 52 54 50 Moscow 80 59 Stockholm 59 52 Tokyo 75 64 FORECAST: Hat- Mainly sunny today and Fri- day except lor evening cloudy periods. Highs today near 73. Lows 45-50. Highs Friday 75-80. Calgary Mainly sunny to- day and Friday except tor ev- ening cloudy periods. Highs to- day near 70. Lows 45-50. Highs Friday near 75. Columbia Kootenay Today and Friday: Cloudy with a few sunny periods. A few afternoon showers or isolated thunder- showers. Winds gusty In show- ers. Highs 65 to 70. Lows to- night in the upper 40s. MONTANA East ol Continental Divide Partly cloudy and wanner with isolated afternoon and even- ing thundershowers mostly southwest portion today and Friday. Highs today 75 to 85. Lows tonight 45 to 55. Friday 80 to 90. West ol Continental Partly cloudy and warmer with isolated afternoon and cv- cning thundershowers today in- creasing Friday. Highs both days 75 to 85. Lows tonight 45 to 55. "HELPLESS" AT THE 733 13lh ST. N. MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY! 4 THE BEVERAGE ROOM Presents BONNIE JEFFERY TRIO from Winnipeg THURS.-FRI.-SAT. European Made Lincoln and Bal-lt Brands GUARANTEED BALER TWINE ft. and 6.95 ft. and ft, PER BALE GET YOUR SUPPIIES NOW GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Highway, Uthbridge, Phone.328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All in bridge disrlict arc dry. the Leth- bare ano Highway I, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. Highway 3J, Valtcyvicw lo Grande Prairie, bridge at Bez- anson closed. Wapili River bridge soulh of Grande Praire is closed. Bridge on Highway 49 at Watino closed. The only ac- cess to Grande Prairie is via Peace River, Highway 2. Ac- cess to Dawson Creek is by way of Peace River and High- way 2 through Rycrolt and Spirit River, Highway 97, Dawson Creek to Prince George Is open lo one lane of traffic only. Extreme caution is advised. Highway 16 west, Edmonton lo Jasper is in good condition. Jasper to Prince George is open hut there 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 bridge at Clearwater is out and t h o Thompson River is flooding the road. Highway I, Rogers Pass road is open but conditions in tho Kamloops area are uncertain. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours; Oarway 6 a.m. to midnight; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; flooseville, B.C. B a.m. lo 5 p.m.: Kingsgale, B.C., 24 hours; I'ortbill liykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. In 10 p.m.; Wildhorsse, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ;