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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wcdnci-Joy, 17, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERMD 21 Bermuda election Pakistan: it's democracy first, socialism later winds bio HAMILTON, Bermuda (CP) Election activity on this tiny British holiday resort is becoming although no election date has been set. The ruling United Bermuda Party r.ow has named nearly all its candidates for the 40-seat House of Assembly. The opposition Progressive Labor Party has made no announcements, but has indicated it is quietly selecting candidates. At the moment the UBP holds 30 of tlie seats. Prime Minister Sir Edward Hichards does not have to call an election until August, 1973, but indications are that one is planned for July or August this Neither party has announced its election platform, but methods of taxation arc exprected to form an issue. At the moment there Is no income tax for the residents. The PLP advocates such a tax, rather than the present system of mainly relying on import duties on most products brought into the island. In the last elections all independent candidates and those of the now-defunct New Democratic Party were defeated and it's thought unlikely there will be any of these candidates in the next elections. One new candidate for the UBP has had a varied career. Lawyer Arnold Francis was leader of the PLP when party politics were first introduced. He split from them and led tne NDP. Now he is challenging for a seat as a member of the UBP. Each of the 20 electoral districts elects two members. At the moment there are no districts nilh a split representation, but some political pundits are predicting this might happen in the next election. The UBP will be led into tlie election campaign by Sir Edward, a lawyer, and it's expected the PLP will be led by its present leader Lois Browne-Evans, also a RALPH JOSEPH CI( Correspondent TEHRAN (CP) In Pakistan today, the mood of the educated public seems to be: "Democracy first, socialism tiller." President Zulfiqar All Bhutto has repeatedly in the past claimed dedication to both, though not necessarily in the same order. However, he has been able to recognize the public mood, and has lifted martial 1 a w after weeks of haggling with the opposition. The manner in which lie lifted martial law succeeded in creating the impression that he had taken the wind out of the sails of the opposition and not actually bowed to them. In fact, the Pakistani president probably saw the message written clearly there was any hope, after last of winning Bangladesh back as "East tlie idea lias long since evaporated in Pakistan. Bhutto attempted, in his inaugural speech in parliament, to soften the shock by tracing tiie history of the Pakistan movement, and the Bengali freedom movement, right from the time of the entry British Into the subcontinent. The way he put it, it could not have seemed so shameful to most Pakistanis that the east wing has split from them, if only because the Bengali Muslim freedom movement and the Pakistan independence movement were really two different things running parallel to one another and only just before the British quit the subcontinent. By Bhutto's presentation of the case, this amalgamation of two different movements was an experiment failed, with the blame for Ihe failure going squarely on "foreign interference" and the blunders of the "reactionary" elements pamprcd by the previous regimes. This line of thought official thinking, it appears only necessary now for Bhutto lo strike some sort of deal with Sheik Mujib and Prime; Minister Indira Gandhi about the prisoners of held in India, and for him (o make an all-out attempt to ii-uvuil tlie Bengalis going through wiih the war-crimes of the Pakistani army held prisoner. What attitude he takes FQtt's buck, home and has been recognized is anybody's guess, but oljservrrs in Pakistan have noted that the president has had the foreign ministry port folio so lung under Ayub Khan that his thinking is foreign-poiicy lo the extent that oven his at home reflect this. One c fin not forsee t h e problem of disputed Kashmir getting solved in the current olive- branch waving toward Now Delhi. the alternatives to Mrs. Gandhi if she chooses to hold out on any of the minor issues could well be a re-adoption of the "we-shall fight for a -thousand-years" stance, with all its dangerous implications for the subcontinent, PORT LOUTS, Maritius fAPj said a bearded youth, stepping into the night out of a Volkswagen. "Are you foreign A British correspondent, in town to cover the recent visit of Queen Elizabeth, seized the scene with alacrity and said from the corner of his mouth: "Go wants The scene reflected politics in Mauritius, Indian Ocean nation which pays allegiance to the British Queen, speaks French, looks Indian and trades in Chinese shops. The mysterious youth presented the case of the Mauritian Militant Movement, an opposition party with wide support until it backed disastrous strikes that closed the docks 42 days over Christmas. Glancing about for govenv-ment agents, he said about 70 politicians, including the movement's leadership, were jailed before the royal visit. Many, he reported, were on hunger strikes. It was all true. After several months of sporadic violence and demonstrations Ihe British-style parlia-menlary government equipped itself with emergency powers to arrest anyone threatening the peace. Leaders face acid criticism In a society where even the beggars and bar girls have a political pitch to make. Running the country is not easv. Parts of this island mill employed. The economy depends almost solely on sugar. ISOLATED ISLAND Only 6.4 per cent of the island is urbanized. Sugar, forests, tea and a toy-sized range of Alps take up most of the space. The island is all alone at sea, miles from Africa. Today's unrest is hardly a surprise to students of the island's tumultuous history. The first residents, oversized pigeons called dodos, were hounded to extinction in the JGOOs by Dutch settlers and the dogs and rats they left behind. The French took over in 1721, and held on until 1814 when Britain moved in. Mauritius was an English colony until 19B8. Nearly any resident who speaks English has a Charles Boyer accent. Islanders clung tenaciously to slavery and then switched to importing labor from Indian slums. That brought waves of cholera and small pox to add to the periodic ravages of hurricanes. The eventful effect was an economy based on storm-resistant sugar cane and a polyglot society of stratified layers. Indians make up two-thirds of the population. Creoles, mixtures of French and Africans, number Tlie "grand blancs" who claim pure blood total about moi Although some communal and religious tension keeps the surface rippled, the main problem appears to be finding work for groaned a top government economist. "My God, that's our only problem, terrible. Heavy pushing has boosted tea cultivation and tourism >ut both industries dopenc a r e y on South Africa. Mauritius could make more money if it were friendlier, i planners say, but that is politically unpopular because of South Africa's policy of white supremacy. express confidence thfst Ihe island's beaches, rich reefs and litt's morn-tains can attract enough visitors from Europe to raise the tourism figure to from j 27.000 in a few years. One idea which has had limited success is luring export industries seeking cheap labor to turn out things like wigs, radios and knitted shirts. Plenty of women arc available to work for 40 cents a day. Many families of five live on a year. At the other extreme, lech- nician.s professional peo- pie such as doctors are leav- ing Mauritus for belter pay j elsewhere. Each year. 10.000 Hat raises rates MEDICINE HAT City council has approved a record budget and increase of compared with last year. The budget estimated a deficit. Aldermen approved the budget without comment, authorizing a mill rate increase of three mills for a total of 57 mills based on new assessment. This was equivalent to an increase of 15 per cent in taxes from 1971. The Medicine Hat council also approved an increase in bus fares for adults to 20 cents from 15 cents, while reducing the price for students to 10 cents from 15. Natural gas rates were increased 10 per cent, sewage rates were increased from 35 to 50 cents a month and garbage collection rates were increased 50 per cent to The increase in transit rates was expected to raise an Teller claims banks hire only females VANCOUVER (CP) A male bank teller has asked the Status of Women Action Co-ordinating Council to investigate charges that sex discrimination has kept him from getting a job in Vancouver. Council ombudsman Rosemary Brown said checks she made with five of the six major banks confirm the unidentified Israeli immigrant's complaints that banks hire only women as tellers. She quoted one manager as saying: "Any man who wants to be a teller needs his head examined." "He really sounded amazed at the the system grooms male applicants only for m a n a g e m e n Miss Brown said. "Banks therefore hire far more but only for joe-jobs such as tellers or typists." She said she will take wall: Not only was martial law creating political strains and giving the opposition something to complain about, it was also erodng his popularity within h i s own party, not to speak of the public. But by acting when he did, Bhutto managed to "unite the nation behind as some observers saw just in time for his diplomatic confrontation with the Indians. Now, with all attention focused on the negotiations going on between Islamabad and New Delhi, few people in Pakistan seem to have noticed they have been saddled with a constitution stiffer than anything before and that too with the stamp of legality and public approval. HAS INTERIM PLAN Not surprisingly, the constitution has been called an "interim" one, which is the only sort of thing Bhutto could have given the public before h e recognized Bangladesh. But lie has set the national assembly, which is also to act as a constituent assembly, four months to draw up a pcr-m a n e n t constitution. This seems a clear indication that he intends to recognize LIMITED NUMBER OF HOMES THAT NEED CONSTANT PAINTING! Home owners in this general area will be given fhe opportunity of having the new vinyl siding made from B. F. Goodridge Geon applied to their homes special de-corotive work at a low cost. In is new amazing product has captured Ihe interesl of home owners throughouf Canada who ore fed up with constant painting and other maintenance costs. It carries a written guarantee and provides insulation, winter and summer, as well as fire protection. 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