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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Oil fuelling agitation for free Scotland The Scottish Parliament last sat in 1707 when the Treaty of Union with Britain became final. Now, after 2C.5 years, there's a movement to make Hadrian's Wall a more meaningful dividing Sine. Members of the Scottish Na- tional party arc fighting for separatism so that all of Scot-- land's wealth will not go "into the greedy maw of Lon- don." By HUGH A. MULLIGAN STORNOWAY, Scotland (AP) Oil from the North Sea is fuelling the fervor for an inde- pendent Scotland. Britain's hasn't yet pulled any commercial production from the billion-barrell potential off the stormy coasts of northeast Scotland, but the Nats, as Scott- ish nationalists are called, al- ready are counting on the bo- nanza to finance their dreams of self-government. John Matheson, an organizer Ln the Highlands for the Scottish National party, told an enthu- siastic gathering in Inverness recently: "It is up to the people of Scot land to insure that this Klondike which is now theirs is noi allowed to have all Its golc siphoned off into the greedj maw of London. We in Scotlanc have the potential to be the richest nation in Europe if only we will take what is ours. To- day Scotland cannot afford no to have self-government." Donald Stewart, the onl; member of the British Parlia ment from the Scottish Nationa party, looks forward to the day "sometime soon" when Scol land will take its seat in th United Nations between Saud Arabia and Senegal "as free as Canada." The fervor for nationalism ir Scotland is stronger than th lone Nationalist seat at Wes minster indicates. In the las general election, they receivec 11% per cent of the 2.6 millio votes cast in Scotland, moi than twice as many as the Lil erals, who won three seats i Parliament. Both the Labor and Con servative parties, which fir ished with and 38 per cen of the Scottish vote respec have set up committee to study ways of handing ovi control of Scottish affairs Scotland. The Nationalist party, which ans to contest all 71 Scottish ats in Parliament next elec- on, already has swept a num- r of local elections and holds e balance of power in Glas- ow. In an interview at his home ere in the Outer Hebrides, ewart ticked off a few of the hings that the Scots are un- appy about: Wee which as twice as many unemployed s England and loses of is population every year to migration, is being kept poor v government policies neglect- ng its roads and airports and ocating most new factories in le south. contributes million billion) a year to he central government and al east million million) s spent outside Scotland. "We gure even without the oil we re subsidizing said tewart, "although the treasury onsistently refuses to provide separate figures on what Scot- and pays and what it gets ack." has most of Brit ain's forests, but the hesdquar ers of the forestry board is in Basingstoke, England. It has most of Britain's coal, steel ant lectricity generating boards are all in London. department of the envi onment report leaked to the iress a few weeks ago, suggest ng that British Rail abandon most of its passenger lines ir he north and west of Scotlam o become economically viable ias raised anew the old Scotiis cry of "no taxation withou ransportation. ministry of technologj spends only million (67 million) a year in Scotland ou of a total budget for the Unitec Kingdom of million Scot, John Logie Bairc invented television, but Scotlan has only one channel, compare with England's three, and n color TV. said Stewart "we pay the same licence fee as the English." PICTS AND CELTS An occasional post office bo is still blown up beyond Hac ian's Wall separating Englan and Scotland because the Quee calls herself Elizabeth II. Tl Scots never get tired of pointin out that James VI of Scotlan became the first king of it United Kingdom when he fi lowed the childless Elizabeth England to the throne, even ough from that day forward otland as an independent untry ceased to exist. By 1707, when the Treaty of nion became final, the Scott- h Parliament voted itself out existence, and it hasn't met ince. Still, the Scots regarded emselves as different from e Picts and elts, not Anglos and md there's a great deal of law, ustom and religion underlying he distinction even today. The Kirk is the established hurch of Scotland, and its in- uence is more pervasive than merely shutting down pubs and ailways lines on a Sunday in le highlands and the islands. When Elizabeth II crosses the border to go to her castle at almoral, she is not only re- uced numerically to Elizabeth of Scotland, she ceases to be- ome head of the Church of Sngland and becomes "first epresentative of Church of Scotland." In the wee kirk at Crathie, outside the castle, the service she attends is dis- inctively Presbyterian. MACHINERY EXISTS To those who say Scotland can't afford independence, the tets answer that there already is an elaborate government ma- chinery operating from St. An- drew's House in Edinburgh. It controls Scotland's prisons, ag- riculture, fisheries, education, lospitals, roads, ferries and jridges. All bills affecting Scotland in the British Parliament are con- sidered by the Scottish Grand Committee, comprising all 71 Scottish MPs, but even here in- dependence is mostly illusory because Whitehall controls the purse strings. Opponents of Scottish nation- alism, within and without her borders, argue that the trend today is toward inter- nationalism and the European Common Market. They point out that unemployment, dwindl- ing population, abandoned rail lines and exhausted coal mines are the ills of an urban society and not the result of any delib- erate discrimination against Scotland. "Nationalism is a backward insists Roddy MacL- eod, who ran as a Tory against Stewart in the Hebrides and was beaten. "The movement everywhere is toward internationalism. You can't turn the clock back 270 years." Wednesday, Novtmbir 1971 THI LETHMIDOI HKA10 S7 Cable statipn goes commercial An escaped convict noldi two men at gunpoint during videotaping of 30-mlnuta play Nothing Changes Much pro- duced by Grand River TV Ltd. of Kitchener, Ont. The company Is possibly first cable station In Canada to originate programming for commercial distribution. Grisly reminders of distinguished career By MALCOLM N. CARTER NEW YORK (AP) Human livers, hearts and limbs pre- served in jars with the yellowed labels of crimes committed long ago; a human head embalmed in a murky pool of formal- dehyde; a century of violence catalogued on wooden this is Dr. Milton Helpem's mu- leum. After 18 years as the city's chief medical examiner, he is still intrigued by death's special signatures. Helpem lingers over the specimens he has collected, pausing to study the curiosities of organs inside bottles. Helpern is widely regarded as the foremost medical sleuth in the United States. He frequently is asked to testify in trials across the country and some- The Knights of Columbus Council 1490 wish to announce their KCINOVISION WINNERS GAME NO. 1: Mrs. M. Siappanos Taber Mrs. Nordlund and Mrs. Lethbridga J. R. Brennan Lelhbridge Bonnie Chisons Granum Pearl Harris Lethbrldge Joan Petracek Lethbridge GAME NO. 2: Mrs. Georgia Tomlk Pincher Creek Arvlds Zvingevics let h bridge Mildred Johnson Metvin Hudson Shaughnesty GAME NO. 3: Mn. Helene Lawrence Lothbridga Mn. Gloria Whlpple Coutls A. W. Fletcher Warner THANKS TO All any way Leo Miller Lelhbridge Mrs. P. Sehile Maleb Mrs. Edilh Miller Rolling Hills Lily Fuhrmann Raymond Mn. Chapman Lomond T. J. O'Hara Foremost Mrt. Roso McNeely Coalhurst ternadelle Pard Fort Maclood William Parks Tabor Joan Lobbert Magrath Julia Smolnlcky lethbridge Mrs. E. A. Carswell Tabor Rita Hull Taber who participated and helped In to make II such a success times is cast as the most cru- cial witness. His key testimony five years ago helped convict Dr. Carl jOppolino in a Florida court of .he murder of his wife by a poi- son previously thought undetec- table in a body. TRACK DOWN CAUSES Helpern, 70, directs a staff of 15 doctors at his six-storey building in the New York Ui- versity Medical Centre. On a million budget, he is responsible for investigating about a third of the deaths in New York City and determining the causes of about sud- den, suspicious, obviously vio- lent or unusual deaths each year. He and his staff perform autopsies a year, nearly one ev- ery hour on the average. Their pathol- part detective work and part medical. They are not so much interested in who did it, but what did it. "The responsibility here is to determine the cause of death and to find the answer to ques- tions that may arise later said Helpern. "We don't work against a suspect. We try to get as much information as we can." The medical examiner's in- vestigation begins at tlio death scene, whore he will take note of the body position, look for unusual stains or discharge and studies the environment. 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