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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Emergency declared in Bermuda after governor shot SIK RICHARD New York Times Service HAMILTON, Bermuda A stele of emergency was de- clared in Bermuda Sunday in the wake of the murder Sat- urday night of Sir Richard Sharpies, the governor of this British colony, and his camp. The police were given the au- Uiority to detain any person for up to 48 hours without charge. There were reports that three men had been detained Sunday evening. Scotland Yard responded lo the killings by ordering nine detectives to this island colony v hose police commissioner, George Duckett, had been shot to death six months ago to tho day. That murder lias not been solved. The slate of emergency was declared by acting governors, Ian Kinnear, as his first offi- cial acl after lie was sworn in Sunday. He had been chief sec- Authorities refused to specu- late on any connection between the murder of Duckett and those of the governor and his aide, Capt. Hugh Sayers. AH three slain men were British and had been appointed by the government in Britain to their posts, with the concurrence of the government here. The stale of emergency was only the second in tlic history of the colony, ruled by Britain since 1684. The other incident followed rioting and acts of ar- son in.Oclober, 1968. The governor, who was 56 years old, was walking his great dane, Horsa, when lie met his death around p.m. Sat- urday. He had just .concluded a dinner party at which 12 friends had been his guests, and was taking his nightly walk with the dog a few yards outside his residence, Government House. The shrubbery there is heavy. Sayers, who was 25, was ac- c o m p a n y i n g the governor. There was gunfire authori- ties did not say Sunday how many shots were heard and a sentry on duty Inside the building rushed out to discover the two men and the dog kill- ed. authorities did not say IIGW many attackers they are seeking, the search continued throughout the main island and six smaller islands connected by causeways. Despite the declaration of the state of emergency, there was little outward appearance of alarm among the people, most of whom went about their nor- mal Sunday routine on this nearly cloudless day with tem- peratures in the low 70's. It was not known how the in- cident would affect tourism. Under the terms of the emer- gency, police had powers to make thorough searches of all tourists coming in by air or by sea. Dependent upon tourism, Bermuda was stung badly in 1968 by protests from its black residents, who make up about 60 per cent of the population of more than The blacks complained that better jobs in tourism were given to foreign- ers, rather than to indigenous blacks. The public protests appeared to diminish after 1368. While Sir Richard had been under some political criticism as re- cently as Friday, during a dis- cussion of budgetary matters in the legislature, it was not known that there were any strong feelings against him. Tire governor had been ap- pointed last October, after serving as a minister of state in the home office in Britain. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 77 LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES French gov't receives new mandate (C) 1573 New York Times Service PARIS The Gaullisl-led government won a re- newed five-year mandate in Sunday's final round of legislative elections with a markedly stronger showing than had been expected. Returns from all but seven of the contested dist- ricts in metropolitan France showed that the govern- ment would have an easily workable majority in the row assembly, even without help from the Centrist Reformers, who arc nonetheless likely to be represented in the new cabinet. Sixty of tte 490 assembly seats were settled in last Sunday's first round of voting when it took a majority for a candidate to win. There were oilier scats to be filled in metropolitan France Sunday and five in French territories abroad. Polynesia, which has one scat, will vote on March 18. With 483 seats decided, the ministry of the in- terior showed 271 for the Gaullist coalition and 178 for the Socialist-Communist alliance, of which the Socialists and their adherents had 105 and the Communists 73. The Reformers had 28 ss'ats, and there were three oa the far left and three on the far right. Projections showed that nonetMess the Gaullist Party, the Union for the Defence of the Republic, had lost 'its majority of 277 seats in the outgoing assembly and would be more dependent on it coalition partners, Valery Giscard D'Estaing's independent Republicans and Jacques Duliumel's Democratic Center Parly. Altogether, the coalition was expected to come out up to 100 seats short of its previous bloc but comfor- tably above the 248 needed to control the legislature. Tho runoff election was not as close as polls, poli- ticians and 'observers had expected. In Paris, this was attributed to the Gaullists' in- tense anti-Communist campaign, which brought out an unusual number of voters. There were 82.5 per cent ol eligible voters at the polls, topping last week's 81 per cent rather than dropping below it, as had been predicted. One-disappointed Socialist said that the govern- ment's anil-Communist campaign had brought out "all the old ladies and rest-home patients who never bother to The Gaullist party's secretary general Alain Pey- refille, had said that a vote for, a socialist was a vote for a communist. The day before the voting, after the official close of the television campaigning, President Pompidou said on television that voters had a "simple choice of Marxist communism" or freedom. Tiie government's success was also attributed partly to a quiet deal reportedly made last Monday be- tween Premier Pierre Messmer and the Reformers' loader, Jean Lecanuet. They are said to have arranged an exchange of withdrawals for the runoffs in about 100 districts, leaving a single candidate running against the left where there might have been three-man con- tests that should have favored the left. An analysis of the withdrawals showed that the reformers took themselves out of 87 districts where they miglit have maintained candidates, though without much chance of winning. Gaullist candidates took their names off the ballots in 32 districts that they could have contested, thereby helping the Reformers contending for those seats. The election brought the revival of tlie Socialist Party, since tlie prospect of Communist votes gave it credibility as an effective opposition for the firct time in years. But it also frightened voters when it came to the test. As Peryrefitte, the Gaullist, had said, "in the first round Frenchmen vote with their heart and their feelings, in the second they vote with thsir thought and their reason." On the government side, the man who showed up mcst favored for the future was Giscard D'Estaing, finance minister and head of the Independent Republi- cans. Host prominent political figures won re-election, with tlie striking exception of Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann. Other leading Gaullists defeated were Justic Minister Rene Pleven and Alexandra Sanguinetti, who lost to a Socialist, Alah Savary, in Toulouse. Inside Classified 14-17 Comics 13 Comment 4 District Family News Markets Sports Theatres TV Weather 3 11, 12 8, 3 1C. Crash scene A 58-year-old Pincher Creek woman, Grace M. was killed Sunday after- noon when her. car collided wilh d freight train a I a rail crossing on Highway 23, one mile norlh of tiic Nobleford junction on Highway 3. Ten oilier Alberlons died in traffic accidents over She weekend. Full falalily roundup page 9. Handicapped come first in childhood program LOW TONTGIIT 25, I1FGH TUESDAY 50; CLOUDY PERIODS EDMONTON (CD The needs of handicapped children will have first priority in Al- berta's new Early Childhood Services program, Education Minister Hyndman an- nounced today. In outlining the details of Ihe phased, voluntary program at a news conference, Mr. Hyndman said a separate branch of the education department will be sel up to support health, edu- cational and social services throughout the province for in- fants up to eight years old and their parents. Some million has been set aside in the 1973-74 provin- cial budget for the gram, which will be a co-or- dinated effort by the depart- ments of education, advanced education, health and social development and culture, youth and recreation. STARTS SEPT. 1 Starting with the firsl slage of the program Sept. 1, Mr. Hyndman said Ihe government will support approved pro- grams for the physically and menially handicapjied, cullurat- ly and educationally disacivanl- aged youngsters aged lo and kindergartens already op- erating under government ap- proval that meet program stan- dards. A policy statement read by Mr. Hyndman stresses that "while suitable early childhood services would benefit all chil- dren, for some it is of critical importance." For this reason, the first stage will focus on programs tor pre-schoolers who are hard of hearing, deaf, partially- sighted, blind, autistic, psychot- ic, mentally relarded or wilh behavior, speech, physical or perceplual handicaps. Second priority will be to children "from ccrlain geogra- phical areas of Hie province who do not have equal oppor- with ccrlain school dislricts and urban inner-cily areas designated for special at- tention. Public and separate school districts and non-profit private institutions, agencies and in- dividuals wishing to run ECS programs will have lo apply for approval of thoir proposals before receiving per pupil grants. The grants, based on a half- year of 90 school days, will vary according to the needs of tne children in the program. Grants to operators of both public or separate school and private programs for handicap- ped children will be for the hearing handicapped and emo- tionally disturbed, for the physically handicapped, for the mentally retarded and for the blind and visually impaired. School district programs for disadvanlaged children will be eligible for per pupil, 65 per cent of the full-time grant for elementary school sludenls, and for kindergarten pu- pils. Grants for privale operators of programs for the disadvant- aged and other children will be U.S. agent freed after 21 years Indians on war Sooting WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. A Federal Bureau of Investiga- tion agent was shoi and a mili- tcnt Indian injured Sunday afternoon when gunfire erupted at a roadblock set up by the In- dians to control traffic into this occupied village. Tension mounted rapidly and federal law enforcement offi- cials immediately began mo- bilizing, apparently in a move to restore an armed ring around the village occupied 13 days ago by members of the American Indian Movement and their supporters. Inside the village, the Indians Sunday announced their seces- sion from the United States, put themselves on a war footing and said that if any govern- ment agent entered the area, the action would be "treated as an act of war and dealt with accordingly." CLARK AIR BASE, Philip- pines (AP) John Downey, the last American prisoner of the Korean War, was freed from China today and flew home to see his seriously ill mother in Connecticut. Peking released the CIA spy r.Eter an appeal from President Nixon (hsthc be allowed to join his 75-year-old mother, Mary Downey. His release had been expected as a result of tlie vis- its to Peking by Nixon and Henry. Kissinger but not until later this year. Tlie other two Americans kr.own to be held in China, Air Force Maj. Philip Smith and Navy Ltd. Cmdr. Robert Flynn, ore scheduled lo be freed Thursday. Downey told Red Cross repre- sentatives that he was in the cell block with them and both appeared lo be In "ex- cellent spirits and health." Both Smith and Flynn were shot down on missions in Vietnam when they strayed over China. Downey, who has spent nearly 21 of his 42 years in Chi- nese prisons, looked pale but smiled continuously when ho ar- rived at Clark Air Base from Hong Kong. He was met by his brother William. Downey was captured in 1952 when his plane went down on a flight from Seoul to Tokyo. Social Credit convention set OTTAWA CCP1 The Social Credit party will hold its west- ern convention in Calgary March 17-18, it was announced today. The convention will discuss the federal party's prospects in the West. Social Credit Leader Real Caouctle will not attend the conference as he will be in Ja- maica where he is recovering from an operation. Lengthy strike forecast By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer As more than teachers in mral Alberta went on strike today, negotiators for the Southern Alberta School Authorities Association and the Alberta Teachers' Association say they will not resume bargaining for at least a week. Schools have been closed in all but three of 18 dist- ricts in Southern Alberta by the strike which began at a.m. today. Teachers have been offered a 12.2 per cent wage increase and trustee contributions to the Teachers' Dis- ability Fund for a 1C-month period. The trustee offer was rejected. Mediation talks, which included suggestions in person from Labor Min- ister Bert Hohol, ended at p.m. Sunday. Even before talks were stop- ped, teachers we're manning telephones at the Holiday Inn with the answer "strike head- quarters." That was at p.m. Sunday. At a morning press confer- ence today, teacher negotiator Russ Purdy of Lethbridgc said last minute inlervenlion by Dr. Hohol failed to avert to- day's strike. The labor minister returned to his Edmonton office from Lethbridge late Sunday. "There has been no Indica- tion when talks will resume. We intend to strike for as long as it takes to get a settlement. "We are aware of the areas which are operating (schools) and we're keeping a very close eye on Mr. Purdy said. Schools at Brooks, Newell and Pincher Creek opened to students today with volunteer staff to supervise libraries and resource centres. Buses are operating for stu- dents at Brooks and Newell. Schools at Lethbridge and Medicine Hat are not affected by today's strike. SASAA chairman Ray Clark, who remained in Lethbridge after talks broke down, said he expects the strike to last at least two weeks. "Teachers have given home- work lo last at least two weeks. If it goes longer, we'll have to retrench and seek parental support. I don't know how long this is going to go Mr. Clark said. In addition, the ATA has set up local strike headquarters at 15 communities from the Crowsnest Pass to Brooks. The Lethbridge local of the ATA today issued moral sup- port for striking rural teach- ers. Local president Bill Cous- ins, who said no action other than sympathy will be taken on behalf of rural educators, said country teachers are entitled to wage parity with city teach- ers. Picketing is not expected to fake place at any of the closed rural schools. Money systems linked New York Times Service BRUSSELS Six of the nino member nations of the Euro- pean Economic Community agreed Sunday to link thsir currencies in a common float. Tlie six are: West Germany, Prance, The Netherlands, Bel- gium, Luxembourg and Den- mark. Britain and Italy would eon- tiime to float their currencies independently, but would study ways to bring their currencies into line with the joint float of the six in the future, a Brilish spokesman said. Ireland fol- lows Britain's lead in monetary matters because of her close trade relations. The British spokesman also announced that Helmut Sch- midt, tlie West German finance minister, had suggesled that the Common Market study the possibility of underwriting the approximately billion indebtedness that Britain has to the sterling area. Britain's chancellor of the exchequer, Anthony Barber, has given as one of the condi- tions for participalion in a joint Common Market float that Britain get unlimited financial support "without conditions and without obligation to repay or lo guarantee." In other words the British want the joint float to mean a real pooling of resources. The surprise West German proposal goes a long way toward this. Sterling debts are those Brit- ain incurred during the Second World War when she borrowed heavilv to finance the war ef- fort. Will Canadians stay or pull out? Seen and heard About town president Dr. C. D. Stewart speaking to a public meeting which in- cluded U of L president Dr. Hill Bcchcl: "Some of my col- leagues say we should shake hiinds and come out fighting. I'm just going to go over and shake hands." By RAY DICK SAIGON