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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SCATTERED SHOWER5 FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 45-50. The Lethbrickje Herald VOL. LXV No. 132 HUIIJCK, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MAY 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS PAGES Reaches out of crowd to fire at Wallace Alabama Governor George Wallace Cornelia Wallace kneels over wounded husband Another national tragedy tiy non cunniE (CF> The allemplcd assassina- tion of George, C. Wallace lias Ihrown the U.S, pres- idential campaign into disarray, again moved the issue of violence in America lo centre-stage and easd an element ol fear over the camps of other candidates. Aside from expressions of sympathy [or Wallace, l.lic shocked comments of friend and foe reflected also a revived sense of national tragedy that the American pob'lica] process again has been disrupted by violence, Wallace, shot as lie campaigned Monday in nearby Md., lay critically wounded and partially paralysed in hospital as Maryland Michigan voted to- day in Democratic primary elections which the ex- ports generally had predicted would provide the last big lift lo bis campaign before the party convention showdown in Miami Beach in July. For most Americans lha attempt on Die o! I he fieiy liille right-wing governor of Alabama revived afreib memories of the Kennedy assassinations and that of Negro leader Dr. Jlailin Luther King images they hoped bad passed from the American political scene. But beneath the pervasive feeling ol tragedy, the realilics of political life raised numerous questions ol which Ihcre were ready answers. There was lot of speculation, much of hinging on whether Wallace will recover sufficiently to rejoin the campaign trail. Ilis press secretary said he irill continue his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Protection ordered President Nixon immediately ordered Secret Ser- vice protection for lesser candidates not "previously el- igible under the law because they had not registered Hie required fivc-pcr-cenl in popularity polls. principal opponents, Senators Hubert H. Humphrey and George McGoveni, cancelled indefinitely scheduled campaign appenranccs. The siinolinc introduced a sense of caution among political organizers pencrally and llierc was specula- tion candidates v.uuJd ciiriail Hie Ij'pe ol public app.'aiMiice ai uhicli Wallace was shui- while hands with crowds after a rally in a Laurol centi'O. Security arranpcmcnLs for the Democratic national convention in Mhmii Bcni'li, 1'la., already are so slriu [hut been they necr] passes for each session. In the past, press crpdi'iilinks issued at. thc start of l.he convcnUon permit- led reporters Lo enter and leave Lhe auditorium prclly much al v.ill IbroiigbouL the convent ion. AHhough Vallnce done romflrliably Mell in earlier slate primary elections. Lhe vote in Michigan Imhiv offered possibly liis greatest prize his first in a northern sfatc in Ins (hree Hie presidency. In Hit' candidate of his Am- erican independent parly, he had openly courled Hie iiupporl of many voters alarmed over the inU1- Kraiion of bhu-ks into previously while schools, neigu- borhoods and the like. This time he has conrcnLraLcJ much of his campaign on opposition lo school busing. Ihe l.nmppnrlinx of children from Ibeir neighborhoods In fniro I'rnalrr racial balance in piTdominanlly vbila fir proflomiiinntly hlark schools. Many blacks also op- pose bu.siiifi. This issue bns won him considerable supporl. so far in Ihe northern stales in Ihc pasl. his power hnso w.'is confined in southern slates. Slill political analysts said before Ihc shooting that Wallace's chaiH'es in other forlhromini; primaries- parliciiiarly in llu- hitf stales of and York- mm-rxi.slenl. If he did in today's voting, thry iiisi.slnl it would be his cum- paipi's "l.ij.1 burrnh.11 man traffic victim Paralysed Wallace ikely to recover jm overnight single-vehicle accident on a gravel road south of Coaldale has resulted in the death of Michael Fachko, 68, ot ]2fiO Glh Are. S. M r. Fachko was t he driver and only occupant of the car, which is believed (o have gone out of control and overturned in a roadside SPRING, Md. (CP) Gov. George C. Wallace ot Alabama, crippled by an assassin's builet lodged near bis spine, spent a quiet and peaceful night in hospital, his doctors reporled today. However Wallace was paralysed ,'roiii the waist down by the bullet near his spine which surgeons decided not to remove during emergency surgery. Four or five bullets from the assassin's .30-cr.libre pistol struck him Monday while campaigning in Maryland. Police quickly arresled the man who allegedly fired the shots, and identified him as 21-y e a r -o 1 d Arthur Brcmer, a slock y, short-haired blonde from Milwaukee. He was wrestled lo the ground by members of the crowd. Dr. Joseph Scbanno, vascular surgeon at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring outside Washington, said Ibe 52-year-old Wallace's condition is satisfactory, bu he slill is on the critical list. NOT OUT OP DANGER "Nobody vith this kind of injury is out of danger for several days. He is a very vigorous patient. He is doing remarkably well considering tlie magnitude of his condition." "1 think the governor is going (o make a Schanno said. "Now what disability lie has as a result of his ivounds is difficult to evaluate at this time. We're all very optimistic al fliis point." The .52 year old segregationist governor g u n n ed down from almost point blajik range as he plunged into a crowd of supporters after a campaign speech at R shopping centre in Laurel. Md., near Sliver Spring and just a few miles from Washington. Today was to have been the brightest of his long-shot presidential campaign to win the Democralic party nomination and oppose President Nixon in the November general election. He is favored in loday's hvo primaries in Maryland and Michigan. Wallace, onetime G o Iden Gloves boxer, was in the opinion of a neurologist faced with permanent paralysis but b i s press secretary insisted Wallace would continue h i s campaign even i r em z wheelchair. ''I feel very optimistic about Wallace's wife, Cornelia, said after thc surgery. "As you know, his nature, he didn't earn the tille of Ihe 'Fighting Little Judge' for nothing, and I expect him to continue in the same vein." Tlirce other persons were wounded in the assassination attempt a woman c a l ff -I O-'U' 'OS-OTTAWA (CP) Thc number of unemployed persons in Canada dropped by from mid-March to mid-April, reversing the pattern of the last two years. Stafislics Canada and tbe manpower department reporled today Ihat there were unemployed last month, down from M2.000 the previous month and 659.000 a year earlier. In holh 1971 and 1970 unemployment rose slightly in April and had its big drop in May as warmer weather slimiilaled the economy. Unemployment and unemployment rates1 fell in region, wilh Ontario showing Ihe biggest drop. The number of unemployed in Ontario u-as 161. OOfl in April, down from 180.000 Ihc month and 205.000 a year earlier. Thc Ontario labor force declined to from in March. Widespread labor disputes in Quebec helped bring lolal employment there down to 2.129.000 from in March. But tlio April figure was still higher than the employed a year earlier. QUEBEC JOBLESS DOWN There were 216.000 Quebec unemployed last month, down from '220.000 in March and in April. 1971. Unemployment in Ihc Atlantic Provinces dropped to 73.000 from SO.OflO the previous month nnd 75.000 a year earlier. The Prairies had unemployed in April, down from in March and in April, J871. British Columbia unemployment fell lo last month from 82.000 (lie previous nionlii and a year tface Actual imemplovmnnl rates were 10.9 per cent in [be Allan-tic Provinces, down from 12.1 per cenl in March and 11. G per cent in April, 1971: 9.2 per cent in Quebec, down from 9.3 and 10; 4.9 per cert in Ontario, down from 5.G and 6.5; five per cent on thc Prairies, down from 5.4 and 54; and 7.5 per cent in British Columbia, down from 8.6 and 8.1. JOHN CONNALI.V US 11