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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta North Ireland split into three camps By JONATHAN HARSCH Christian Science Monitor DUBLIN Northern Ireland today is drawn up into three opposing camps. In the the British- backed moderates are determined to defend the new power-sharing system between Protestants and Catholics somehow. To the left are those Catholics determined to drive the British forces from Ireland. To the flourishing their Protestant a swelling army of demand independence for Ulster. Even distinctions between Protestant and Catholic seemed meaningless when the Belfast Telegraph published a tightly spaced double-page list' naming the one thousand and children known I IN SA TURD A Y'S Howie Meeker He's a man of strong and he doesn't confine them to his hockey analyses. The Letlibtidfje Herald killed in the violence in Northern Ireland since 1969. All sides and all religions are represented in the list. NEW MEASURES The British government announced its promised new measures to combat the renewed bombing campaign which has hit nearly all of Northern Ireland's town centres. More city centre streets are being sealed off. And a new force of civilian friskers will be recruited locally to relieve the troops who man the security barricades closing off the shopping areas. Such British plans are greeted with either disbelief or plain derision. Many point out that any trustworthy men and women are already fully committed to the large local police or Army reserve forces and that Roman Catholics could hardly qualify to serve in any specifically anti-terrorist force. Others more bitterly charge that British policy will gradually reduce the Protestant population to living in fortified enclaves. What is the they of overrunning the Catholic no- go areas two years only to create Protestant no-go areas Hard-line Protestants charge that British government policy rules out the only effective taking the war to the terrorists by going into the terrorists' Catholic sanctuaries in strength. Hard-line Protestant Unionist Party assemblyman John Taylor offers an increasingly popular alternative to what he and many others see as discredited British rule. Mr. Taylor dismisses power saying it has solved nothing. dismissed complete integration with Britain as impossible since Britain does not want Northern Ireland any since Northern Irish no longer trust British and since Irish Republican Army violence would continue as it does today with power sharing. INDEPENDENT STATELET Mr. Taylor instead asks the British to welcome and finance an independent Northern Ireland statelet. He says his solution would include guarantees for the civil rights of the Catholic minority and security for the Protestant majority. He believes London welcome it and indeed give considerable financial assistance. Mr. who carries bullet scars from a nearly .fatal IRA assassination offers as his clinching argument that an independent Northern Ireland would-mean the abandonment of British sovereignty in Northern Ireland and should result in a major if not in IRA violence. Yet the greatest argument for independence may be the British belief that only acceptance of local responsibility and blame by the Northern Irish can end the violence. Mr. Taylor does accept that many problems were caused by discrimination against Catholics in the by the Unionist 'governments' he served in. This admission of Unionist misrule clearly pleases the British. But British believers in democracy are embarrassed by the present position of Mr. Taylor's hard-line who won 11 of Northern Ireland's 12 seats in the British Parliament in the February election. Nowhere to stay and after a forest fire it'll be a few decades before you'll want to. Wild fires have destroyed many a favorite and largely due to human carelessness. Put a few safety precautions on your camping like not setting fires near dry grass and and dousing all fires thoroughly with water and and stir before leaving. Think of your forests and you'll be welcome back next year. Liberia LANDS AND FORESTS Thinking about tomorrow today Longhorn rider Ranchman Travis Marks makes quite an appear- ance in South Texas parades riding his Longhorn steer. Fannin is near historic where the Spanish missionaries were instrumental in de- veloping the early-day still raised by a few ranchmen such as Marks. The Longhorn was used as a work an'imal by many pioneer in ad- dition to providing milk and meat. Laser fusion power feat accomplished WASHINGTON An Aifn firm said here its using powerful laser have achieved a definitive step toward harnessing the hydrogen bomb fusion reaction for the production of electricity. KMS Inc. said the development has been achieved by scientists of its principal KMS Inc. A spokesman for the United States Atomic Energy Commis- sion when told of the announcement said appears KMS has made a small but significant initial step toward the achieve- ment of laser fusion The announcement said the KMS scientists for the first time in the unquestionably pro'duced so-called thermonu- clear neutrons by heating a pellet of deuterium a form of heavy a laser beam. company said the new system has the potential for commercial application by the early It said the major raw material which would be used in any such commercial process available in virtually in- exhaustible quantities in the seas and oceans of the The announcement quotes Dr. Henry president of KMS as saying the new research development not only provides a definitive step toward producing electricity from the so-called hydrogen fusion but also toward the direct generation of additional hydrogen from the same process. the announcement might lead to production of hydrocarbon such as methane. For almost a 25 scientists have been striving to dupli- in controlled and sustained the fusion reaction which gives the hydrogen bomb its big wallop. Fusion involves the combining of hydrogen atoms so as to re- lease nuclear energy. It differs from the fission process by which nuclear energy is released by splitting atoms of heavy such as uranium. to achieve a controlled fusion or thermonuclear reaction involves heating hydrogen fuel to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees to form an electrified gaseous containing the reaction long enough to assure its continuance. From the beginning of such most methods have involved heating the hydrogen by electrical means and then containing the or electrified by magnetic means. In more recent the research has also in- cluded efforts to promote thermonuclear reactions by heating many small pellets of hydrogen fuel with laser and pro- ducing many.tiny explosions. In the laser process is simpler and easier to achieve than the older methods which involve elaborate systems em- ploying so-called magnetic bottles. Amnesty International growing in Canada OTTAWA Despite financial Amnesty the group that seeks a better break for political prisoners around the is growing in Canada. The less than two-year-old Canadian branch of the London-based now has groups in 10 centres and expects to add another six shortly. The 600 present membership is working to gain the release of some 50 prisoners from political jails in a variety of countries on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The information was given at the second annual meeting of the Canadian branch. Amnesty seeks to help of held without either through release or through better treatment in prison. The organization professes to be seeking to help individual prisoners for humanitarian reasons. In the last year it also has conducted a worldwide campaign against the torture of prisoners. When people such as John Humphrey of former head of the United Nations human rights decided to form a Canadian branch of Amnesty there were four chapters in Montreal and Ottawa. officials said there are new groups in Port Re- Hamilton and Toronto. Montreal now has five Hamilton two and Edmonton will shortly have another. There also are expected to be groups in St. Catharines and and Halifax. ;