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Friday, August 18, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAIL
ONE KILLED:
Protestants set up anti-bomb
squads as blasts hit Belfast

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BELFAST (P) - Protestant
militants set up their own anti-
bomb patrols in Belfast last
night and threatened rough jus-
tice to any bombers who get
caught.
The move followed a blast
which wrecked a bar on Shan-
kill Road, Belfast's Protestant
heartland. Dozens of stores and
houses were damaged and 55
people injured, though none ser-
iously.
A statement from the Ulster
Defense Association (UDA), a
Protestant citizens army which
claims 40,000 members, said:
"We warn the bombers if we
catch them they will be subject
to UDA justice."
The explosion shattered a wa-
ter main and unleashed a cas-
cade that flooded the neighbor-
hood for half an hour.
The bomb, left in a parked
car, devastated the .Standard
Bar, a tavern patronized by Pro-
testants.
A 30-minute warning was giv-
en and the bar, thronged with
lunchtime drinkers, rapidly em-
ptied. Security forces were able

to clear much of the area. None
of the 55 injured was believed
seriously hurt.
The car containing the bomb
was ripped to ribbons and near-
by shops and buildings were
badly damaged. Army experts
estimated the device contained
200 pounds of gelignite.
About 20 minutes later an-
other bomb shattered a filling
station in the Antrirn Road dis-
trict. First reports said no one
was injured and it was believed
that a warning had been given.
At the same time, murder
squad detectives were hunting
for two gunmen who shot Pro-
testant bartender William
Spence, 32, in a Shankill bar late
Wednesday night.
Spence's death brought the
death toll in Northern Ireland's
sectarian strife between Protest-
ants and Catholics to at least
510 in three years.
The bartender was cleaning up
after closing time when two men
walked in asking for him. They
clubbed Spence and pumped four
bullets into his head and body.
The killing - the 300th this
year - came only four hours

after the government announced
a reward of about $122,500 for
information leading to the cap-
ture of assassins who have slain
at least 40 persons in the past
six weeks.
Police believe some of the
killings are the work of Pro-
testant and Catholic revenge
squads, settling old scores. But
some slayings are feared to be
the work of psychopathic killers
acting with no motive.
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Commerce Department said yes- er than the 2.1 per cent
terday in a new report for -the estimate. It was the lowes
April-June quarter. registered since the last
The inflation rate was 1 o w e r months of 1971, a time s
than estimated, it said. which the wage-price freeze
The department said that the eda major role.
Gross National Product (GNP), The steady profit perforr
total market value of the na- could turn into an electi
lion's goods and services and the sue with wages still held
broadest measure of the econ- control by the administr
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month ago. spendable earnings of w-
for the first time in many
Corporate profits before taxes
increased by a healthy $4.9 bil-
lion at an annual rate, the de-
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justed annual rate of $9T1 bil-
lion in the second quarter.
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