Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friends illustrate supreme irony of Ireland THE BETTER HALF By Barnes BELFAST Two middle-aged women-call them Marie and the supreme irony and tragedy of a Northern Ireland torn by years of communal strife. They work together and are close friends. Both are articu- late and well-groomed. They live within two miles of each other but would not dare to visit each other's homes because they are terrified of what could happen if they did. For Marie is a Roman Catholic while Dorothy is a Protestant. The two miles that divide their homes may as well be 100. In a community where a small number daily use the bomb and the gun to further an urban Catholics and Protestants do not lightly go into each other's neighbor- let alone homes. And although the people of Northern Ireland are peace- loving and the lives of Marie and Dorothy are dominated by the great divide. Eighteen months ago British troops burst into Marie's home in the republican stronghold of Andersontown and took away two of her four teen-age sons. She did not see them again for eight months. They were interned as guerrilla suspects because they had been photographed by the army at the funeral of a young Irish Republican Army gunman who had been shot in an exchange with troops. Marie swears that neither was in any way involved with the IRA. went to the funeral because they had grown up with the dead boy. It's a tradition all over Ireland that friends and neighbors take part in funeral Dorothy knew that Marie's sons had been interned and believed without question that they were innocent. they were associated with the IRA their mother would have known about it. There's a lot more to it than just keeping a gun in the house. I've met the boys and they are not Both women agree that the gunmen and bombers on either side are people who in any event would have been social misfits. never done a day's work in their lives and they never have any intention of doing said Marie. troubles are pennies from heaven as far as they are concerned. you can stop funds from reaching the IRA and the UDA Protestant extremist Ulster Defence then you are half way to solving the The women agree to differ on whether the British army should stay. Marie echoed the widening belief here that as the army has failed to contain the problem it might just as well pull out and leave the province to work out its own future. think it clashes with my plastic BATS EAT INSECTS Bats perform a valuable service by consuming huge quantities of bothersome insects. Women in politics HALIFAX Jean president of the Women's Liberal says that within 0 years as many as one-third Canada's members of will be women She said in an interview that vomen are no longer willing o sit back and watch lecisions being made in don't want to take over from the but we are looking for equality in policy she said. are -as much first-class citizens as anyone. We have the intelligence to take on this responsibility and this is where we want to be Mrs Rovey said the commission was formed mainly to stress the need for women to become actively involved in politics. JACKPOT BINGO This Thursday May 23rd Sponsored by LadiK' Aid of SI Piter ind SI. Paul's Cfturcn STARTS P.M. HALL Corner 12th Street B and 7th Avenue North Jackpot starts at and is won every Thursday 2nd Jackpot in 57 numbers 7 numbers Jackpot Pot of Gold 25c Per Card or 5 lor Also Free Cards. Free Games And A Door Prize Persons under 16 years not allowed. BINGO SCANDINAVIAN HALL-22912th St.'C'N. MAY 24th 8 P.M. 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The bus trip bulletin may be obtained at the centre LADIES AUXILIARY1 to St. Petir 4 St. Piul's Catholic Church TEA WINNERS DOOR M. Zuback CHILD'S C. Slater H. Chirka. M. Deringer J. B Kobal Sincere thanks to the public for support'ng this event' If you can wait 3 days Snap-up hot bargains from an inventory of millions of dollars. They're a real steall Shoppers Stoppers start May 27 Simpsons-Sears Married Guru Maharj the 16-year-old spiritual leader of the Divine Light Mission which claims six million devotees was married this week to his 24- year-old secretary and Marolyn Lois of San Calif. The wedding was held in a non- denominational church in Colo. VANTA'S ECONOMY MEATS 904 7th Ave. South Phone 329-4545 Your experts in freezer Beef orders Sides of Beef Fronts Hinds Sides of Pork. 1. Country Cut Spare Ribs Heavy and Meaty ..............Ib. 570 2. Bulk Wieners Ib. .........Ib. 590 3. Ground Beef Extra Lean Ib. Ib. 890 4. Chuck Steak Limited Supply .......Ib. 690 5. Pork Chops. 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Learn the facts from Ann Landers's and You For Teen- Agers Send in coin and a stamped envelope to Ann P.O. Box III. 60654. Revelstoke Companies 1602 3rd Avenue Alberta Phone 327-5777 Club corner The Minus One Club will hold a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a m. Saturday in the Polish Hall. Music will be played by the Bow River Boys The Lethbridge Pro Life will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bridge Villa Community Centre. 2300 13th St. N. For further information please phone 328-1346. The regular meeting of the 60-Plus Club of First United Church will be held in the lower hall at 2 p.m. Friday. All church 60 or are welcome The Lethbridge Fish and Game Junior Forest Wardens and Girl Forest Guards will hold a bake sale beginning at a.m. Saturday at Centre Village Mall. On sale will be an assortment of baked cookbooks and crafts The 10th Lethbridge Scout Troop and Second LDS Ward are holding a pancake supper from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the building on 10th Avenue South. 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