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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta POSTAL SUPERVISOR-Berl Keller of Calgary has been delivering mail for years, buT (his pigeon oliU figures he needs a lillle help. For the last three years, Joey has been supervising Mr. Keller's work in norlhwest Calgary. Terror mounts Irish talks are urgent LOM30.V (CP) The mounting scale of terror in Northern Ireland gives extra urgency to the coming talks between British Prime Minister Heath and his Dublin counterpart, Jack Lynch. More soldiers have been gunned down in fresh eruplions of violence. But beyond tins, the situation has taken on an added dimension of tragedy with the ex- plosion of bombs which, at peak business hours, have maimed innocent civilians in downtown areas of Belfast" The bomb blasts, causing hysteria as well as blood- shed, remind obseiTers of (he rainless tactics employed jt the height of the civil strife in Algeria a decade ago. Moreover, (he Ulster situation bears comparison with oilier epic bloodbaths of recent history, such as the terror in Palestine before and after (he Second World War. The (actics of (he clandestine Irish Republican Array or at least of its right-wing provisional faction spurred tfie majority Proteitants in Northern Ireland to new extremes of backlash anger. New threat Former members of the B Kjwcials, a now-disband- ed vohmleer police force hated by Ulster's Roman Carholics, are threatening to take a vigilante-style role in the anti-TRA fight. And the prospects of civil war loom up at the very mention of the thousands of guns currently stock- piled by Protestants as well as Catholics. Ulster also rise to worries international in scope, beginning vlili the increasing friction between Britain and [he Irish Republic about clashes along the disputed border dividing the North from independent southern Ireland. Even without the border blow-ups, Ulster has a place on the international stage since militant Catholics in the North have already protested to the world at large alxmt the internment policy introduced in the riot-ridden six counties. Some left-Mingers in Britain have joined in the sug- gestion that London should eventually wash its hands of the Ulsler problem, leaving all Ireland to be brought together in due time imdcr the Dublin government. Will resist But Ulster Prime Minister Brian Faulkner vows dial liis ProleslajiUIoniinaled Unionist government will resist Ihis kind of solution lo the end. In any case it's evident that Ireland has again become a frontline issue in British domestic politics, threatening once more to drag prominent Westminster sialesmcn lo their ruin as it has done so often in (.he past. It is apparent too that (he fate of Prime Minister Lynch in Ireland rides on the outcome of the present explosive situation. The blood-soaked Ulsler problem thus threatens to engulf politics throughout Hie British Isles in new waves of confusion and crisis. Garbage experiment DOARDMAX, Ore. (AJ'i The Boeing Co. II is going In use ?0fl.0fl0 Ions of solid waste, moslly lutusclmld garbage, In wo i( if c.in make Ita eaMcrn Oregon desert hlnoin. The eoiv.pany snys l.lvil. lnili.nl shipmclils nf p.ir- liagp. In begin arriving loday will bo dumped on 24 lest plots BOO square feet each. The garbage will bo uscrt as a fertilizer. Rotwccn and GOO gallons of liquid waste from Uie experiment also is lo arrive More the end of the week. Hoeing, which took n long-lcrm lease on acres .seviTiil for development of a new dis- ctmliiiucd aerospace project, says il eventually will use Itlto ton.s of waste; from Portland if Uie experiment works. HWH.POMCAfT SUNDAY N VOL. LXIV No. The Lethbridge Herald "Servhig South Aroerta and Souttteattem Prtd 15 ClAtS LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1971 FOUR SECTIONS PAOM Baby girl fci Four more meet death in newest outbreak BELFAST (CP-AP) A swelling wave of vfolence left at least four persons dead in Northern Ireland today includ- ing a baby girl and two British soldiers. Officials in both parts of Ireland condemned the kill- ings as "sickening" and the work of "insane men." A British soldier, killed by a mine, was the latest victim. The mine blasted a three-man Jeep on patrol northwest of Newry near the border with the Irish Republic, an army spokesman said. One soldier died in hospi- tal and the other two were treated for cuts and shock. A civilian burned to death earlier in a Newry drapery shop that police said was hit by a ter- rorist bomb. Troops trying to protect firemen from a crowd of 250 throwing stones arrested eight persons, the spokesman said. The troops had called for rein- forcements against the angry crowd, and the Jeep that was hit by a mine was believed Excess profits tax nixed by White House WASHINGTON (AP) The White House has come out against an profits lax but lias Uie door lo pos- sible controls on interest rates afl President Nixon's 90-day wage-price freeze A high White House official told rr- TS Friday the profits tax proposal "is a very poor form of taxation'1 that fails to into account ''-a! profit margins already are low. At the same time, the official said, "there's some ground to be plowed" in considering con- trols on interest rates after the freeze, using cither or both the Federal Reserve Board's dor- mant credit controls and re- straints on mortgage interest rates. Nixon's decision to exclude both profils and interest rates in his economic program an- nounced Aug. 15 has incurred the wrath of unions. The White House's position against the profits tax appeared to r !e out all controls on profits after the freeze ends Nov. 13, soir :ng labor is pressing for. TAXES ONLY WAV Dr. Paul McCracken, chair- man of the Council of Economic Advisers, has said that the only way to control profits would be through the tax route. Econo- mists have generally denounced the tax proposal as poor eco- nomic policy. Commerce Secretary Maurice H. Stans telegraplied the heads of 750 corporations Friday ask- ing they comply with Nixon's request to extend the freeze vol- un'-arily to dividends. Noting Nixon's request, Stans said, "this is interpreted to mean that the dividend rate shall not exceed that for the most recent dividend period prior to Aug. 15. Stans also sought information on profits, which the adminis- tration thinks are being hurt by the freeze. But sales of new U.S. cars boomed in the final days of August, reports of four domestic auto firms showed. In- dustry observers said the auto boom represented the first real testing ground of car buyers' re- action to Nixon's new economic program. But if consumers were loosen- ing their pursestrings, there was unhappy news for 2.1 mil- lion teachers- The Cost of Living Council, set up to set policy on the freeze, said most teachers won't gel pay raises this fall, includ- i'.g thousands previously thought eligible for salary in- creases under earlier rulings. New atmosphere for Conservatives By GAMIY FAIRBAIRN SASKATOON (CP) If west- ern Conservatives are unhappy about Robert Stanfield's na- tional leadership, they are hid- ing 'heir feelings well. Organizers and delegates to the western policy conference here are doing Iheir best to give the image of a party united and ready to work together in the next federal general eleclion campaign. The atmosphere is almost wholly different from that sur- rounding last year's Saskatoon meeting of vreslcm Conserva- live MPs. Although that meet- ing was held behind closed doors, reports filtered out that several MPs had blasted Mr. Slanfield, some even suggesting that western Conservative MPs sit as independents in the Com- mons. But tliis year Mr. Stanfield and top parly officials are highly visible at the discussions and almost all meetings are open to the press. Mr. Stanfield won a standing ovation from a dinner audience of Rbout 125 persons Friday night after a speech in which he <-used the federal Liberal gov- ernment of inconsistency, in- competence and lack of co-ordi- nation of policies. He was confident and bold enough to jors about last year's meeting: "I'm quite grateful at being invited to this Progressive Con- servative conference in Saska- toon because it's not every year I get invited." Mri Stanfield took the oppor- tunity of an apparently-innocent remark by conference chairman Jack Horner to describe how he became na- tional leader. Mr. Horner, in introducing tlic head table, had said he didn't know how the people at it got there. "How do you think you get to the head of a party? Mr. Stan- field asked. "You see an emply seat high up and you go and sit down." At a news conference earlier in the day, Mr- Horner, who was chairman of last year's caucus meeting, declined to point to any specific points in policy papers released by na- tional headquarters with which he disagreed. Huge dinner is attended by milk producers CHICAGO (AP) For all the guests, a dinner which was billed as the "world's largesl party" oper- ated smoothly and had the down-home almospherc of a Sunday church social. More than dairy farmers, milk handlers, haul- ers and processors, all mem- bers of the Associated Milk Producers, Inc., arrived in Chicago early Friday for Uie group's annual convention. More Uian of them at- tended a buffet dinner in one room at McCormick Place convention hall, where Presi- dent Nixon was the featured speaker. Despite Ihe crowds and long wailing lines guests said Uicy were fed well. Guests took plales at any of Ibe ICO serving lines where No Herald Labor waiters and waitresses dished out thick slices of pot roast, a spoonful of green beans and a scoop of au gratm potatoes. The diners consumed more Uian nine tons of beef, 800 gal- lons of green beans, 400 gal- lons of fruit, 25.000 slices of apple pie and gallons of coffee. The guests had booked solid 77 hotels. The American Milk Produc- ers, Inc., paid for the dinner, transportation and hotel iic- comrnodatijons. The total cost was estimated at million. Seven killed by gunman at Phoenix PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) Seven persons, including four children ranging in ages from nine months to 10 years, were shot to dealh in their home late Friday night. The victims were Frank Mar- tin, 18, his wife Pam, 16, her mother. Novella Bentley, 42, and four other children of Mrs. 10, Adam, 3, Tracy, 1, and Charlotte, 9 monlhs. Police S'gt. Lowell Strickland said officers arrested a man tentatively identified as John Friedman. Ife said the man was arrested he ran through an alley at the rear of the small frame house. He said Uie suspect was armed with two pistols and threw Uiem lo Uie ground and surrendered on police orders. bringing more troops to help them. Pte. Roberl Veitch, a 23-year- old reservist, was shot dead gangland style outside a police station al Kinawley. Gunmen in a speeding car shot him in the back of the head, then drove off toward the border irilh the Irish republic, police said. CHILD SHOT In a Friday night incident, 16-month-old Angela Gallagher was shot llirough the head by a ricocheting bullet aimed by ler- rorists at a British patrol in the Roman Catholic Falls Church area of Belfast. Police said the killers, who es- caped in a car, were members of Ihe outlawed Irish Republi- can Army. The militant "provi- sional" wing of Uie IRA, how- ever, denied any of its members were involved and warned civil- ians to stay away from places likely to be frequented by Brit- ish troops the militants have swoni lo kill. Told of Ihe child's death, Northern Ireland's minister for community relations, David Bleakley said: "We have expe- rienced savagry on an unbeliev- able scale. Now, to add to tha horror, the most innocent of all tiny been slaugh- tered Protestant Prime Minister Brian Faulkner said the terror had escalated into "sickening and indiscriminate violence." In Dublin, Prime Minister Jack Lyrch of tfie Irish Repub- lic condemned the killing as "Uie slaughter of an innocent by insane men." He charged that extreitdsts were Irving to sabotage has summit talks with British Prime Minister Edward Heath set for Monday. Brady, leader of Sinn Fein, the political wing of the militant IRA faction, called the shooting of Uie baby gill in Bel- fast "one of the hazards of. urban guerrilla warfare." The deaths of the two soldiers anc'. Uie girl brought to 97 the toll in two years of religious and political violence in Northern Ireland. British troops also fought gun battles with snipers in the pre- dawn hours and hurled tear gas at hundreds of stone-throwing rioters in the Catholic Ardoyne district of Belfast. Four soldiers were injured by nail bombs, the army said. Five policemen and a civilian were taken to hospital alter a bomb blast at a Royal Ulster Constabulary base in east Bel- fast, and three civilians were hurt in a blast at a social club. No casualties were reported in several other Belfast explosions. Seen and heard About town CTAUNCH Social Credit supporter Ivy Buckwell, mollier of MLA Lcighton Buckwell, wondering why the people of northern Alberta weren't as sensible as those in the south during the recent election Willy Dcwit threatening lo name part of Ihe Oldman River the Len St.rails afler a prolonged speil when her husband Len went fishing every day bicy- clist Bnrt Gamlcy wondering if he should lake out more life insurance afler his third recent close call with Leth- bridge drivers. TODDLER KILLED Eightecn-monlh-old Angela Gall- agher, left, shown with her brother, was shot lo death as she played in the streets of a Roman Catholic section of Belfast Friday. Police said she was felled by a bullet aimed al a British Army Patrol. Police restricted claims new chief CALGARY (CP) Police are being restricted, and "it's time Canadian citizens took more interest in the changing says Mbir MacBraynt, new president of Uie Canadian Association of Chiefs of Po- lice. "The police department just can't be shacked in this lime of Canadian the 53- year-old diief of the West Vancouver police said in an interview Friday. "But too many of our laws appear to be slanted in the dr' ction of restricting police." Proposed federal wire-tap- ping legislation, which re- ceived first: reading last June, is "restrictive in too many said Chief Mac- Brayne, a law enforcement of- ficer for 39 years and head of Lhe West Vancouver depart- ment since 1956. "Our citizens have got lo become aware of these re- striction; and take action to see that the police get full support." LACKS FLEXIBILITY Part of the wiretapping act, the chief said, is not flexible enough, "especially the man- ner in which you have to ob- tain authority to use Uie equipment" Under terns of the Protec- tion of Privacy Act, intro- duced by Justice Minister John Turner, wiretapping will be mnde an offence punisha- ble by five years in prison. There are two exceptions. Wiretappings may be used to prevent espionage, sabotage, or any olher subversive activ- ity, and by police in criminal investigation following ap- proval by a superior court judge. At their annual conference (hat ended here Friday, Uie chiefs approved a resolution saying that provincial court judges or magistrates should be authorized lo approve use of such equipment. Chief MacBrayne, a former RCMP slaff sergeant, said the set "hamslrings us to some "In conducting our busi- ness, we can obtain search wam-iiis by appea-.ing before a magistrate or judge, provid- ing we have reasonable grounds. "1 can't think of any abuses in this Jiiie, and, if lie same conditions were provided po- lice as far as wiretapping is concerned, T believe efficient control would be there." BACK DEATH PENALTY Chief MacBrayne said most association members would like to see Uie ban on the death penalty for non-capital eliminated. "We have always main- tained the death penalty is a deterrent We would like to see it extended to cover any citizen as it was in the past." Weatherman helps ease fire tin-eat PINE POINT, N.W.T, (CP) Good weather Friday helped firelighters get Ihe upper hand on a forest fire that had threat- ener Uiis mining community, and official said Uiey will call off a stale of emergency if situation remains stable today. The picture has improved, said a spokesman for a Cana- dian forces detachment that is helping to fight the fire. The flames had come to wiUiin seven miles of Uiis com- munity of 1.500 people MO miles north of Edmonton- "The fire is the spokesman said, "but flareups could occur without warning if the weather changed." Light winds Friday helped 300 firefighters turn hack the fire. Cool nights, dew and over- cast periods during the last three days also helped. Oltawa lakes action Special benefits for industry Day Monday, Sept. 6, being n Rlalulory Iwliday In observance of Lnbor Day, The Herald will nnl publish. Full news coverage of Ilio holiday weekend will be car- ried in The Herald's Tuesday 7. edition. OTTAWA (C'l'i The iiienl will introduce, a measure to provide up lo million in special unemployment bencfils for industries hurt by Ihe new U.S. supplementary duly. A special Commons ordor pnper was drafted for publica- tion Saturday so Hint the mcn- .snre. could introduced in the Commons Tuesday when Ihe .session resumes afler a Iwo- monlh summer recess. The U.S. announced special Jfvpc.r-e.pnl supplementary duly lhal would hil hard at Canadian businesses selling in the United fc'iales. The Canadian government has sought exemption from Ihe sur- tax but (here has been no Indi- cation from the U.S. so far Uiat such