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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Tuesday, March 27, 197J News in brief Union proposal okayed WASHINGTON (AP) A procedural step toward possible federation of North America and Europe under a single At- lantic Union has passed the United Stales Scnale without dissent. A resolution calling for con- sideration of such a federation was approved by Hie Senate by voice vote Monday with little debate and sent to Ihe House of Representatives. It also has heavy support there, being co-sponsored by nearly 100 House members. The resolution before Con- gress would create an lB-mem- ber U.S. delegation to arrange a convention of U.S., European, Canadian and other interested delegates to set some form of federation as a goal and lay out a timetable for achieving it Troop airlift started BELFAST (Renter) Troops at the police station in the Northern Ireland of New- town Hamilton fought off a fierce attack by gunmen early today, killing one of the attack- ers. A British Army spokesman said gunmen opened fire on both the front and rear of the five- building in a concerted minute onslaught None of the soldiers was wounded in the battle but troops later recovered the body of one of the gunmen. The dead man was the 7Glst known victim ot Northern Ire- land strife since 1909. He was the SOlh recorded fatality this year. Davis to visit Alberta TORONTO (CP) Premier Davis told the legisla- ture Monday that he will be in Alberta next week and indi- cated there may be informal talks with Alberta Premier Pe- ter Lougheed about natural gas prices. In response to questions from Donald C. Macdonald (NDP- Toronto York Mr. Da- vis said if he docs meet with the Alberta premier he expects might be some informal discussions related to mailers of energy policy." Public debate doubted EDMONTON (CP) The Progressive Conservative gov- ernment is not planning to al- low public debate on its forth- coming parks policy, New Democratic Party leader Grant Notley charged Monday in the legislature. His statement fol'owed a lands and forests minister, that the government has a mandate to change the existing policy. "We intend to take Ihe ini- tiative regard' "irks as we have in other licy said Mr. Warrack before com- mittee-of-l h e-whole approved departmental estimates to. tailing comment by Allan Warraclc, Pills to cost millions LONDON (AP) The British government announced Monday it will start spending millions of pounds next year to make con- traceptives freely available un- der the National Health Service. Program The bill (or the pill will run to I April 1 next year. Boreier calm, peaceful about million million) a year. Sir Keith Joseph, social serv- ices secretary, told lire House o Commons that family-planning services will become a part o the state-financed Nationa beginning NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) President Idi Amin of Uganda toured his country's southern border with Tanzania Monday and "observed the situation along the entire border was peaceful and Radio Uganda reported. The report MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1250 I si Ave. 5. Phone 328-8396 "Industrial and Homo Owner Rentals" We have o good JlocV of pumpi and welding equipment RENTAl IS YOUR BEST BUY :ame after claims by Amin am his military government tha forces from Tanzania were gathering for an invasion Uganda. Deaths lilevio, Bor letti, 64, a prominent indusria :st who was a member cf one o Italy's most powerful financia 33 years on the hill The grand old man of Canadian politics, John George Diefenbaker, perches himself on sunny bench in front of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa Monday. It 33 years ago Monday that Ihe Chief first sat in t'ne Commons. Barrett raps SC VICTORIA (CP) Premier )ave Barrett spoke up Monday night, after more than a solid veek of debate on second read- of the Land Commission Act, accusing Social Credit of 'phoney politics" and hyproc- L'isy over the issue. He lumped Opposition Leader iV. A. C. Bennett, who was absent during the premier's speech, Conservative "eader Derril Warren in claim- ing they are guilty of "deliber- ate, misinterpretation" of the bill. Both leaders are ''in dis- grace" over their actions i lind out of the legislature, sal Mr. Barrett. "No one ill tlie whole prpv incc is against the preservatio of farmland, but only the go1 Public service unionists air internal problems CALGARY (CP) Federal ublic service unionists walked ito a thicket of prickly internal roblems Monday at their trien-, at convention and emerged ith a few scratches but no cep wounds. The first day of the five-day iceting of the iiblic Service Alliance of Can- da (PSAC) dealt primarily ith family squabbles as the .85 delegates left 450 policy res- lutions untouched. The PSAC represents employ- es of the federal government nd has about one-third of its .embers !n Ottawa. Delegates rejected a ruling by heir national executive in one convention decision Monday and accepted a compromise in an- other dispute that threatened to drive a wedge between national leaders and some of the larper component unions of the PSAC. Most of the afternoon session was spent considering a deci- sion by PSAC president Claude Edwards to transfer more than mambers from the al- liances' third-largest union to a snwll component. Mr. Edwards and the national directors of the FSAC argued that the employees, workers for the Unemployment Insurance Commission, should be included in the Manpower and Immigration Union rather Sadat assumes premier's post Ulster peace s on. extremists EDMONTON (CP) Form- er Northern Ireland prime minister Lord Terence O'Neill said Monday night his most op- timistic prediction for troubled Ulster in 1973 is that "peace ernment that is goinff lo the he said. IVfr. Bennett bore the brun of Mr. Barrett's math, attack cd for not attending the Ion debates on Bill 42 last wee' "Why isn't he here if he think this bill is such a menace lo th people of The former premier retwne (o Ihe House for the last a speech by Social Credit MLA Alsx Fraser and said several limes across the floor lo Mr. Barrett: "You're in big trouble and you it." Premier Barrett said It was "absolutely false" that the land commission will be buying up every parcel of land that comes on the market, as has been alleged by opponents of Bill 42. Mr. Bennett and Mr. Warren were also wrong when they said that the bill will lead to confiscation of all privately- owr.ed land in the province, the premier said, accusing Mr. Bennetl of "preaching anarchy" CAIRO (Ileuler) President Anwar Sadat has become his own premier in a major govern- ment shakeup which points to a ougher Egyptian line in the Middle East crisis. The Egyptian leader ex- pressed his disappointment at he apparent failure of recent diplomatic contacts with the Jnited States and stressed for Egyptians the importance of continued friendship with the Soviet Union. Sadat went out of his way to denounce the United States for what he called a dangerous es- calation of the Middle East situ- ation by the reported new arms deal with Israel. The president delivered his speech before a joint meeting ;n Cairo Monday of the central committee of the Arab Socialist only political the People's Assem- bly. He told the closed-door meet- ing in a speech later broadcast by Cairo Hadio that he was tak- nqiiiry told of threats Davy Investigation EDMONTON F. J. E. 'avy, who claims to be Al- erta's first poatical prisoner, mpressed a senior official of ie Workemn's Compensation ioard as being "extremely de- c'nsive, cynical, suspicious and a judicial in- uiry was laid Monday. Roy Piepenburg, chief of the WCB rehabilitation depart- ment, made the reference to Ir. Davy in a memorandum e prepared in October, 1912. The memorandum was entered evidence at the fifth day of Smith Falls. Put- nam, 97, molher of Rev. Max Putnam, moderalor of the Pres- byterian Church ot Canada. West Redding, ward Steichen, 93, who Irans- formed photography Into an art, best known for his Family of Man exhibition. Diary of Lieut, Col. G. A. French, Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1974. TUESDAY, AUGUST 18th: I find MacLeod has purchased 60.01X1 Ibs. of cats from the B. Comm, and although the price is high, I approved his purchase. Oats, at any price, are a godsend to the poor horses. I purchased a fine horse from Ilerchmer. MacLeod got a pony and T got five from a half-breed. Every little helps. Special presentation for the general public. Multi projector screen presentation on Western History made in preparation for our trek. A special invitation to our senior citizens. Tuesday, March 27, Yates Memorial Centre. No charge. PART I: THIS BIRTH OF A LEGEND The Tragedy of Wounded Knee, The Cypress Hills Massacre, The Long March West; The Custer Massacre: The Migration lo Canada. PART II: HISTORY LIVES IN' SOUTHERN ALBERTA Port Hole Coulee Detachment, Milk River Ridge Detachment, Writing on Stone Detachment, Big Bend Detachment, Fort Maclccd. We offer our CONGRATULATIONS To Student! of Hamilton Junior High on Ihe retracing of Ihis trek of the N.W.M.P. Canada Trust 3rd Ave. and 7th St. S. "People Helping People" "Ycu can't have peace until he extremists allow he in a speech at the Uni- of Albarta. il is lu history cf Ireland that liic always win." The recent white paper or. Ireland, he said, is a vorkable document, welcomed the. Catholic Opposition 3arly and the remnants of his old parly, the Unionists. "Extremists on both sides have concern ned it and ths :he Irish Republican Army has iinid war Lord O'Neill said. He pointed out some people 1 n Britsin havo lost inleresl in I----- Ihe situation, ir.it raid it would be a grave mistake to pull British trccns out. The most important thing is stop tha extremists from getting at each other's he said, "ft the (Brit- ish) army hadn't arrived in I 18B9, it v.ould havo been earn- i by Hurlburt OWEN SOUND, Ont. (CP) Federal officials do not ye know what caused a piece o.. engine covering lo drop from an Air Canada jet while flying over this western Ontario city Friday night on a flight from Toronl to Calgary. The four-engine, stretched DC-8, carrying 192 passengers returned to Toronto after the in cident. Ken Eurlburt, a federal mem _......................t ber of Parliament (PC-Lelh when be told farmers at a re- who was on llic jet, toll the Commons Monday one ei: gine "literally exploded" an burst into flames. He called fo an investigation. A spokesman for Air Can ad today denied that an explosio cent public meeting to havo nothing to do with the commis- sion when it is set up. He said thai Mr. Bennett made "a disgraceful statement" when he also told farmers not to be deceived by any amend- ments lo (lie bill the govern- ment might offer, suqgested they would he deleted later when things were quiet. "Re's telling people to ignore the because politicians are cynical and lhay'll change it anywav bis inflammatory remarks arc a Ihreal our way of life in terms of parlia- occurred during Ir was caused by air going in th fliul fire flight. "A bang whoosh of he said. The spokesman said the flifih was 20 minutes outside of Tc ronto when the metal cam loose from the engine, addin that damage estimates involve hundreds of thousands of do lars. Gov't forces elevator strikers to remain 011 job ig over tbe premiership for a milled period and that a new abinet will be announced today r Wednesday. than tha Eco- nomic Security Employees Na- tional Association Mr. Edwards said that for practical purposes, the PSAC1 unions should follow the govern- ment's departmental set-up. But the ESENA delegates, who said the U1C employees wanted to remain with them, persuaded voted 148 to Mr. Edwards had overstepped his authority in deciding where the workers be- longed. The resolution which reversed the national executive decision said the government transfer of the UIC from the labor depart- ment to the manpower depart- ment last year was not a true reorganization but a shift of an independent commission from one jurisdiction to another. The other potentially dis- ruptive dispute was resolved when four paid executive secre- taries of four of the 18 unions in the alliance were given delegate credentials. PLEADS FOR UNITY Earlier, delegates heard a plea for unity and solidarity in the labor movement from Don- ald MacDonald, president of the Canadian Labor Congress. The PSAC, an affiliate of the CLC Is the third largest union in Canada. Mr. MacDonald told the dele- gates to be vigilant against at tacks on the labor movemen from both internal and externa sources. Unity must bfl main- tained because labor is threat- ened as never before. The CLC president said no ef- ort would be spared by the congress to achieve "complete ind unfettered" collective bar- pining rights for public ser- Tants. Troops fight off attack by gunmen SAIGON