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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta unity plan good try but HAROLD WILSON By CV FOX LONDON (CP) Harold Wilson's project for ulti- mately resolving the tragic deadlock over Northern Ireland has received a respectful hearing m Belfast sml Dublin as well as in London. In some quarters il was Icnr.cd the first sweeping plan fur change in Northern Ireland ever put forward by a high ranking contemporary politician in Britain. But despite such generous sentiments, the Oppo- siton leader's project seems unlikely to be preserved in all its details as the basis for a final Irish settle- ment _ if in fact one is ever achieved. Wilson suggests that eventually the two parts of Ireland should be reunited and that the resulting single state should become a member of the Commonwealth. In Northern Ireland, Prime Minister Brian Faulk- ner reacted in what some observers called a surprising- ly low-key fashion to the Labor chief's proposals. Wants U.K. tie The Lethbtutoe Hctrald FORECAST HIGH SUNDAY 35 No. 295 "Sen-ill" South Alberta and Southeastern B C." Price 15 Cents LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1971 FIVE" SECTIONS 8) PAGES But at the same time Faulkner reiterated that the mniiiritv cf Northern Irish are determined to remain citizens of tin- I'nited Kingdom and that no fundamen- tal change in Ulster's present constitutional status can he made without the consent of that majority. In the independent south of Ireland, leaders on both fides of Parliament reacted indulgently to Wil- son's remarks. But. predictably, many of the southern Irish reject miv suggestion that they should enrol in the Common- wealth, since that would mean renewing constitutional links with the British monarchy. The whole basis of republican loyalty in the South is geared to a rejection of any such connection with London. An abandonment of this proposition would require a revolutionary some Dublinere would say a coun- ter-revolutionary shakeup of the republican way of "life in southern Ireland. Rebels glorified There, republican patterns of thought continue to glorify those who took parl in the initial 1916 rebellion against British authority as either martyrs or patriotic heroes. Yet numerous of close connections persist between the Irish Republic and from intimate economic links to ties of kinship resulting from past associations and the presence in British cities of large masses of residents from the island to Uie west. Moreover, in London there is an desperate grasping by government officials for constructive ideas which might give some promise of hope for a solution to the worsening stalemate in Northern Ireland. Wilson is a politician whose reputation rests large- ly on his skill EI promoting compromise solutions be- tween rival factions. Thus, while his Irish plan alienated many Protes- tant Northern Irish with its talk of a united Ireland, il also cited a need for crushing the terrorists in such cities as Belfast a policy statement much to the liking of Uie Unionists. Similarly, southern republicans are bound to find st least as many points in the Wilson plan to their liking as otherwise. And the former prime minister's prcposals should therefore promote fruitful discussion of settlement possibilities even if it does not emerge as Ihe final answer to conflicts which up to now have been considered insoluble. y> HIGH-AITITUDE HIJINX Calgary Stampeder fans Dove Alexander (left) ond Barry Uddell gel a head start on Grey Cup festivities with drinks on the house ond stew- ordess Emily Potts on 1heir knees durin3 o flight from Calgary to Vancouver Thursday. defied Britir.h Columbia liquor drinks on !he flight. Pacific Western Airlines regulations by serving Jmlo-Pak bloodbath feared DACCA. East Pakistan (API Fighting between Pakistan's trcc-ps and Indian soldiers still rages in three areas of East Pakistan, a Pakistani senior of- ficer said today. He listed the fronts as the Jessore sector in the west, the Comilla area in the southeast, and Uie Chittagong region in the east. While military commanders say Mian troops are poised on the borders of East Pakistan, the people of this steamy Ganes provincial capital seem unperturbed. A few slit trenches have been dug in the soft earth sidewalks Kimberley man found safe on New Zealand mountain AUCKLAND, N.Z. (API A Canadian and a New Zealand woman, missing five days in New Zealand's Southern Alps, were brought to safety today. They are Murray McPhail of Kimberley, and Helen Irwin. 23, wife of the Mount Cook national park board's send ior ranger. The two were missed after they were sighted on the sum- mit of Mount Sefton in the Mount Cook region of the Southern Alps last Monday. There were fears for their safety when storms struck the avalanche-prone mountain. Heavy snow hampered searchers. But McPhail and Mrs. Irwin radioed from a mountain hut Uiis morning that they were well. They bad taken shelter in a snow cave at an al- titude of 10.000 feet for five days and made their way down to the hut early today. Although sulferng some frost- bite they were otherwise un- harmed. They were brought out to park headquarters by heli- copter and will be taken to Chri- stchurch Hospital later today. as precautions against air at- tack. Some shops have taped windows. Pakistan Airlines has begun painting its planes camouflage colors. But die plane took off Friday with the front half cam- ouflaged and Uie rear end the usual green and white. The army has sandbagged anti-aircraft positions on roof- tops near the airport. Rolls of barbed wire and oil drums block the road to ths heavily-de- fended military headquarters. Army convoys moved out of the city towards the West Ben- gal border. A or.e-day curfew has been lifted and iio blackout precau- tions have been taken since a trial run earlier in the week. The city is lit up at night but ths strcet-s are deserted except for army patrols. But b e n e a t h the outward calm, undercurrents of fear were noticeable. "There's going to be a blood- bath in tbe next two weeks." said a veteran diplomat. "I'd get out if I were you." Most of the estimated 300 for- eigners still remaining in Dacca have one fear: that the airport will be shut by enemy shelling and planes will no longer fly out. Roads to the port of Chitta- gong, and the Indian borders are virtually impassable. The rebel Mukti Bahini, who the army says number 30.000 have blown almost all bridges. The reads are mined as well. Gunfire is heard nightly on the outskirts and suburbs of Dacca. But few accurate re- ports of events filter through. Commission Cup of Milk Fuiul Lefs do our Ex-con gets new start thanks to policeman Idaho (API Chuck Wells, a former dope rdclic1. and ev-convici. is gelling a new si art in lifo- ct a smalltown eop. i'nlicp Chief Stan Sower. oix-ned the prison door lor the iVyer.r-oM Wells, got him a job and set him up in an aparliucnl in Ihis small southwestern Idaho Three M'.jrs .Sower arrested Wells for burglar- a doelor's ofliee. "lie's a uraid kul." Sower said ol Wells, "lie wasn't even armed when he broke inlo Ihe medical clinic, lie wen; right by two sates. He just needed a lix." While ill prison VYolls kicked Ihc drug hahil. l.asi September. Wells received :i parole dale. The "iilv condition was that he have a job and a place to Inc. He was ready lo head for his Tacoma. Wash. home. Hut early Ibis month a prison counsellor told Wells he had talked with his parenls and that they didn't want him lo come home. Thai's when Chief Sower slopped in. He arranged foi- a job at 11 food processing plant and paid the first months i em on an apartmenl for Wells. "1 Imo i.nly one aim and Hint's to not let him down." Wells .said. "If there were move policemen like Kt.in Sower, Iho prisons wouldn't be crowded." Your Cup of Milk Fund dol- lar will go. if supplies are available, lo purchase Cana- dian skim milk powder (or the Kaniakrishna Mission at Hanchi, Bihar. West Bengal. In charge of Hie relief work on behalf of the Unilarian Ser- vice Committee- is Swami Yuk- Uraanda, a truly extraordinary man. August he guided three Canadian parliamonl a r i a n s Ilirough tbe rctugcc camps and Heath Maoqunrric. MI', called him "a saini." The mi.-siim has- requested Seen cincl heard About town 'ITHr) Christmas spirit ing .li'ssc Ingrain to bak- ing her nnnii.il cake lllaiuo. llnrfflarcl slopping for n green light Strvr Kalog ol.'iilliiilg absrntminded n e s s for fori'ctling his report and .1. A. offering to move ils passage More ils presen- fntion. one carload of pounds of Canadian skim milk powder every two months but prefer- ably more oflen. Today there exists .1 world shortage of powdered milk and its cost has gone up. COST DOUBLES Instead of being able to serve, 100 cups of milk to hungry chil- dren for Si, the cost has dou- bled. Cne cup of milk now costs two You can get 5TB.OOO cups of milk out of one carload at one ounce of powder for one cup of seven ounces of water. It works out to Ml.273 with iusuraiico and ocean froigbl lo C.llculta. If the powdered milk is nut available, oilier commodities will he shipped to Pakistan rcf- ugcvs: drugs, polyclhelene film, blankets, cardigans, pullover.-.. children'.1: clothing for children up lo years of age, towels, bandages and The pain of these, refugee children has no right and no reason. The incredible sorrow, suffering and despair of Pakis- tan refugees can be. helped if you will give. The Cup of Milk Fund needs your prayers and dol- lars. Sond donations lo Cup o[ Milk, Lcthbrideo Herald. Mayor in court MONTREAL (CP) A sum- mons was to be issued today or- dering Mayor .lean Drapcau to appear in criminal court Dec. fi on charges of failing to file in- come tax returns. rmaii resigns RFD DEER (CP) The res- ignation of Leif Erickson of Calgary as chairman of the Al- berta Universities Commission announced Friday by ad- vanced E d u c ation Minister James Foster. Mr. Erickson, in a letter to Mr. Foster, said he was resign- ing immediately because of business demands and because he could not achieve, during a one-year term, "significant changes m the post-secondary area of education in this prov- ince." He was appointed by the for- mer Social Credit government last July. Mr. Erickson, an accountant, said rapid changes in his pro- fession, particularly relating to tax reform, require more of his attention. oees VANCOUVER i.CP) They threv. a Grey Cup riot here Friday nisht, but nobody came. Newspaper "photographers peered on I from hem ml the furniture in hotel lobbies: new, reel raineramc'ii with their light-carrying outriders patrollc'l the sli-raK Motorcycle police, in twos, sv.oopcd 'Imvn on n nmplc illegally parking their car in an alley because all the parking lots in the hotels district full. 'Most, of the cocktail bars were full too, and security guards trod politely on the toes of anyone didn't get in line. You couldn't get into the main downtown Jiolelj unless you could prove you lived there. LOBBIES FULL But the lobbies were full. with the Hamilton fire depart- ment drums and bugles hold- ing forth in Hotel Vancouver. There was a modicum of square-dancing to fiddles and a guitar in the Georgia. The mood was jovial and very, very damp with inter- mittent downpours. Th air was one of anticipa- small and for the most part orderly, circu- lated in the rain where five years ago police with dogs held the mobs at bay and ar- rested 689 persons. To the question "where are the dogs one police- man replied: "You wouldn't bring a dog out on a night like PARADE IS END RUN This year there is no parade to attract crowds to the down- town area, leaving them there with nothing to do. Instead, the parade, this afternoon wourd through outlying streets. The reason for the esti- mated 15.000-fans evenly div- ided between Calgary Stam- peders and Toronto Argonauts in town, is the east-west football game here Sunday, with a p.m. (Lethbridge time) kickoff. Both networks will carry it. The situation was not with- out humor. Jake G a u d a u r. commis- sioner of the Canadian Foot- ball League, hit for an unex- pected business licence. reported "we scraped around and came, up with the money." A western airline deliber- ately made a test case of the British Columbia liquor laws by serving alcohol era planes travelling' between B.C. des- tmalions" and the head of the liquor control board said "It's a police matter, so I guess I'll have to turn it over to them." Hotel Vancouver posted a notice that no Calgarian rid- ins a hcrse would be served inlts High-rigger so Aid. Tom Priddle of Calgary took his business acrofs (he street to the Georgia where he got his drink but his horse didn't. TAMPA, Kin. (A.F> Three young blacks fleeing charges in New "Mexico in the slaying of a New Mexico state trooper hi- jacked a Trans World Airlines airliner (o Cuba today after al- lowing its 411 passengers to get off during a fuel stop at Tampa. Armed with two guns and a knife, the trio took over the jet as passengers were getting aboard during a scheduled Mop in Albuquerque. N.M. The plane landed at Havana at a.m. ''They were ready to close the door when tiv.ee guys came run- ning, one holding a gim on the last said Kent Swingarri, reporter with (lie spokesman Review in Spokane, Wash., who was en route to New York with his wife, Marie. "They Deemed very organized and incredibly calm through- out." The Tampa FBI office Identi- fied Uie hijackers as Michael Finney. 20, Ralph Goodwin, 24, and Charlee Hill, 21, charged with the slaying of New Mexico state patrolman Robert Rosen- bloom last Nov. 8. Felice said they found numer- ous pieces of literature in the car, including pamphlets of the Republic of New Africa. The NRA was founded at Detroit in 1968. Its avowed aim was to ere- a'.e a separate black nation in the South. The newsmen's Club cf B.C. had a discreet si.ai "Grey Cup brunch cancelled. No licence from LCB." Canada considered Contact lenses being studied for dangers TORONTO (CP) The Fed- eral Food and Dreg Directorate- is investigating "potential haz- ards, if any" of soft contact len- ses, says a directorate official. Dr. Jeffrey Bishop, head of the directorate's drug advisory bureau, said the plaslic materi- als from which lenses are made, claims being made for soft lenses and Ihe quantities on Canadian markets also are urder Dr. A. M. Charles. micro- biologist at I be University of Waterloo, said in an interview he examined one soft lens and discovered deep infiltration o! bacteria in the plastic. OTTAWA (CP) State capi- talists of Russia and private capitalists cf the United Slates look on Canada in Ihe F.imc way look on Canada in the same way it lie easier if IM team lutl a ball f" a patsy, foolish to allow so much foreign control of indus- try. Their views were part of the research base built by Dr. Pierre Boi'rgault, dean of ap- plied .science and engineering at UniviTfily of -Shcrbrooko, for recent Science Coimcil of Can- ada recommendations to tlio government about foreign own- er-hip. The Council's report. a- In n in a Cold Climale, nKiin- I, aiei! Canada will sink lo supplier of raw materials lo Hiri Umtcd Slates unless Hie govern- ment rescues I In- faltering man- ufacturing segment of industry. Dr. Bon-pull, who conducted CN'.onsive inlerviews with indus- trhlisLs in Canada, the U.S. and overseas. ixT.sonally favors ur- gent government notion lo save seance- and technology-based :ry WAS KMIiAIWASM'.n Dr. Hourgault recalled Friday his embarrassment nt Ihe ques- tioning of one high-levo" Russian electro-chemical industrialist about the use by U.S. subsidiar- ies in Canada of paper and alu- minum products from abroad at n time when Canada is the world's biggest paper producer and second biggest aluminum producer. "My i m p r e s s i o n of most Americans is Hint they llx'lll- Mould not allow this nt home and I hey have consider- able sjinpathy for Ihe Canadian ]Kisilion. They wonder why Ca- nadians are mil more nationalis- tic." Dr. Bourgault sees Canada's choice.s as three. Canadians can just muddle along as now. g'-ad- ii.-.lly slipping further iiuu for- eign economic control, they can take a rosolule if cosily stand for complete independence, or Ihe; can up! for economic and political union with the United States. Prcin recalled as precaution TORONTO iCPl Swift Ca- nadian Co. Ltd. cf Toronto has initiated an inir.iediato coun- trv-widc recall of its canned luncheon meat produrt. Prom. It sniil there wore indicr.tions say in certain spokesman said being taken vol- as ;i precautionary measure and Ih.ii no incidents of sickness associated with cal- ini; Prom b.en reported. The lots the'e designated r.s l.M' lo r: M6 in- clusive. Tiie Ic.t is eni- on the top of each can. The spokesman said custom- ers who have cf Trcm boa ring ll.c-v lo! numbers should return them to ihc re- tailer where they wcro pur chased, for refund. ;