Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
October II, 1972 THE UTHBR1DGE HERALD 31 SNUBS TENNIS Emory Barnes, who was elected MIA for Vancouver Centre in the Aug. 30 British Columbia election, snubbed the opening ceremonies of the Rolhman international tennis tournament. He was to rep- resent premier Dave Barrett. Mr. Barnes was born in tho U.S. but now is a Canadian. He played fcotball several years ago far the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. ____ Army faces danger of support loss By KEVIN DOYLE LONDON CCP) The British Army faces the greatest danger of alienation since its last stormy days in Palestine as a result of the latest turn of events in Northern Ireland. "The danger of losing our support among moderate Cath- olics and Protestants in Ulster and finding ourselves isolated i in stating that there has not is at Its said a British been a greater danger of losing defence spokesman. "Until now, our main oper- ation has been against the IB A and their Boman Catholics. If we liave to face active Protestant hostility as well it will be like fight- ing on two fronts, very tough." Protestant militancy this week reached a new peak in Ulster, with hardliners accus- ing the army of murder and de- claring the British government and military forces their enemies. The tough talks from Protes- Manila plot nipped MANILA CAP) A plot to assassinate President Ferdi- nand Marcos was planned even before marlial law was im- posed four weeks ago, Informa- tion Secretary Francisco Tatad the bulk ot public support since the army left Palestine In IMS, condemned hy both Arabs and Israelis for the intervention. The task of restocinE the arm5''s acceptability lies with the British government, pri- marily with William Whitelaw, the harried minister saddled with the job of searching for a peaceful solution to "Ulster's centuries-old conflict, But a spokesman for White- law said the main political dif- ficulty now is in trying to "idenlify the middle and find a body of moderate opinion which we can build upon." On the one hand, the minister stands condemned by hardline Protes tants for not succeeding in his efforts to eliminate the IRA. On the other, he is charged with discrimination by the Catholics for directing the attack against terrorism too much toward Catholic areas of Ulste.-. He is blamed by Prc'i slants for moving too quickly to re- lease Ihose interned without trial on suspicion of acts of ter- rorism. Catholics say he has not moved quickly enough, Meanwhile, groups on both sides have voiced opposition lo local government elections said loday. Tiie plan involved "more which hold. Whitelaw proposes to than one Tatad added, and Filipinos us- ing a bullet-proof camping van, high-powered rifles wilh infra- red sniper scopes for night op- erations, and a getaway plane and boat. Ileiitcr news agency, quoting Philippine military sources, said an American veteran of the Vietnam 'var was one'of the two foreigners involved in the plot and was arresled. Tatad told reporters that the top Filipino involved in the at- tempt on Marcos's lite was ar- rested by military intelligence agents bcroro he could leave Ihe country. He said Ihc identity of the plotters will be made public "in due time." COUl.TJ FACE DEATH If Iried and convicted, the V) 40 m anniversary sale OCTOBER 19-2T1 Children's Sizes o-10 Reg. 6 .97 PR, CHILDREN'S VINYL "MUK-LUKS" high with 2" nylon draw- ling cuff To keep out winler, ush ancf snow. Acrylic linfng. or i n lizs 6-9. 'Made in France', REG. 7.96 97 WIN! WIN! WIN! 1973 DATSUN CAR ENTER YOUR NAME IN THE LUCKY DRAW. NO PURCHASES REQUIRED fants has been accompanied by street rioting, several deaths and scores of injuries. It fol- lows weeks ol growing duv g _ content among Protestants over what many consider the army's failure to control the IRA. WHITELAW AT HUD Defence department spokes- men in Britain are unequivocal plotters would race (he possi- bility under martial law ot being executed by (iring squad or (lying in the electric chair. "ft was a plot on the lire of the Tatad said. "It could not have succeeded." There have been plols hy Communist elements to kill Marcos in the past. Tatad sairl the bullet-proof van was spotted parked in front of the press orrice some 30 yards away from tho residen- tial Palace. Both the aircraft and tho hoal, owned by Filipinos, were conhv.'alcd within the greater Manila area, Tatad reported. ELECTION UNPOPULAR Protestant extremists, organ- ized in the Ulster IMence Asso- ciation and tlic Vanguard Movement, are opposed to the minister's plan lo bold Hie elec- tion on the basis of proportional representation, giving the mi- nority Catholics a cliance for a greater voice in government, Militant Catholic leaders have threatened lo boycott the elections unless a referendum on the question of joining the Lrisli republic is held first. The UDA. accusing the army ot murdering four Trotestant boys, has prepared contingency plans ror an all-out military campaign against the British it necessary. The UDA demands a rull restoration of the North- em Ireland Parliament, sus- pended by Britain earlier this i year. While no one can be ccrtnin i how mticli influence the mili- tants either side wield, the army emphasized that the cru- cial point is that "no one is speaking for the middle any more; no one Is pledging us their support." 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