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Canberra Times (Newspaper) - October 19, 1970, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory National Library of Australia forecast Canberra Fine. Warm change coming. Lake winds new 10-15kts, Gusty. S. Tablelands warm Windy. S. Coast warm. Change coining. Weather details capital Day forecasts tides. Page 8. World weather. Page 5. Five die As three cars crash Gosford sunday. Five people died in a three car collision on the Calga Ouri mbah Road West of Gosford tonight. A collision occurred. On a curve of the Road about five Miles North of Calga. Police said the Road was wet and Slippery. Dead Are three men one woman and a child. A woman a boy aged about 11, and a four year old girl Are in Gosford Hospital in a critical condition. Police said the Accident was the worst on the Cen trial coast. The three cars were wrecked. Police and ambulance officers had to use special equipment to prise off the doors and other sections of the cars. The Driver of one car had the vehicle almost wrapped around him. The five were dead on arrival at Gosford hos Pital. The Accident occurred just after 7pm, and four ambulances and All Avail Able police vehicles were sent to the scene. Traffic banked up for about six Miles on the Northern Side at one stage. Ten people died on new roads during the weekend. The year s toll is now 1,028. Wills Golf goes to briton Brian Barnes of Brit Ain finished in Par Fig ures at the australian club in Sydney yesterday to snatch the wills masters Golf title from Canadian George Knud son Sydney professional Wally Gale and Guy Wolstenholme by one stroke. Barnes playing in his first tournament in Australia played remarkably consistent Golf for the 72 holes actually obtaining Par figures for 60 of them. One of the biggest men at present playing top class Golf Barnes reverted to the smaller British Ball for the first time in three years for this tournament and in deteriorating conditions consistently drove 300yd yesterday. His rounds for the four Days were 71, 71, 74, 72, a total of 288. Knudson the Leader in the second and third rounds and until late in the final round returned a three Over Par 75 yesterday and Only surrendered his Lead when Barnes birdied the 17th which he could match Only with a Par five. Report. Back Page. Warmth to continue the warm weather Over the weekend should continue today but a cold change is forecast for late this afternoon or tonight. The maximum tempera hires of 71 degrees on saturday and 74 yesterday compare favourably with the october average of 66 degrees. Today s estimated Maxi mum temperature is 75 degrees. Late news assassination condemned Bondy France sunday Aap Reuler. France socialist party condemned today the assassination o the Quebec minister of labour or Pierre Laporte by agents of the Quebe liberation front. In motion presented at it Congress Here delegates unanimously expressed Bici indignation at violence Winch has triumphed Ane a and practices Whitfi go against a democratic political life. The Federal attorney general or Hughes drives vigorously during the Cricket match Between a parliamentary i and the press gallery i at the forestry Oval Yarr Alumna yesterday. Or Hughes is bowled soon after for 3 by Maximilian Walsh of the press gallery i As he tries to swing the Ball to leg. Report. Back. Page. Migration policy not moral pm says Sydney sunday. Australia s immigration policy As it related to coloured people could not be Justi fied on moral grounds the prime minister or Gorton said today. We have a restricted immigration policy that works in such a Way that it is simpler for a White Man to enter Australia than a Black Man he said at the annual banquet of the new Young liberals at the Squire inn Bondi Junction. On any moral grounds this is unjust he said. The Colour of a Man s skin alone should make no difference. I cannot justify it on moral grounds. As i look around the world i see that there Are very Many problems relating to this Issue. You have racism growing not just be tween Black and White in England and in America but Between chinese and malay chinese and indonesian just because they Are of different races. I would not wish to import problems of this nature into Australia. It could be More immoral to Breed greater real racism than occurs now and i do not believe that would be in the Best interests of the Community As a whole. An unlimited influx of coloured people to Australia could Lead to additional stresses on australian society. Generation Gap nonsense. Page 3 _ Melbourne Ballet offers to stand in Melbourne Sun Day. A private Mel Bourne Ballet company has offered to dance with Dame Margot Fonteyn in Canberra if the austra Lian Ballet carries out a strike threat. The company the australian Ballet Domique made the offer during the weekend. The parties involved in the Canberra dispute which led to a one Day strike of the Ballet on thursday will attend a compulsory conference be fore arbitration commissioner Brack in Sydney to Morrow morning. The outcome of the. Talks will decide whether the australian Ballet will strike for one or two of the four Canberra performances which will feature Dame Margot. Motive purely artistic Dame Margot who is due in Canberra on tues Day will not dance else where in Australia this visit. The artistic director of the australian Ballet Domique or Kalman Solymossy said yesterday that he had made his offer for purely artistic reasons. We Are not strike Breakers and Money is not our objective he said. We think that such an outstanding person. As Dame Margot who has Given so much to Ballet and the arts. Should not be the Centre of a strike. Laporte murdered Coward says Tradeau Montreal sunday Aap Reuter. A wave of anger and Shock caused by the terrorist murder of the Quebec minister of labour or Pierre Laporte is mixed with confusion As to the Fate of his fellow Kidnap victim British Diplomat or James Cross. The body of or Laporte shot once through the head and wrapped in a bloodied Blanket was found last night in the Boot of a car in Montreal. Or Laporte 49, was the father of two children. Reporting the find police said the had also discovered the body of my Cross in a taxi. Shortly afterwards they said their earlier report had been incorrect. Several hours later they were still refusing to confirm or deny that his body had been found. The prime minister of Canada or Trudeau expressed shame at what he called a cowardly assassination by a band of murderers. A cruel and senseless act committed in cold blood. He has pledged ceaseless Pursuit of the terrorists. The Premier of Quebec or Bourassa said his slain minister was a victim of terrifying hatred that Quebe cers have not experienced before. Cross May still be alive the refusal of police to confirm the finding of a second body raised faint Hopes the Fly were still holding or Cross alive. The discovery of or Laporte s body came after or Bourassa made a late night statement that the cuban government was to take part in a plan to secure the two hostages Safe release. The plan was for the kidnappers to take their captives to a Montreal Bridge which would be regarded As an Extension of the cuban consulate thus guaranteeing Safe conduct for members of the que-1 Bee liberation front Fly. The Fly a terrorist group seeking Independence from Canada separatism for French speak ing Quebec province kidnapped or Cross the British Trade commissioner on october 5, and or Laporte on october 10. Threatening to exe cute both they demanded the release of 23 Politi Cal prisoners $500,000 in Gold Safe conduct to Cuba or Algeria and other objectives. In Ottawa a govern ment spokesman said the offer of Safe conduct to the kidnappers of or Cross still stood despite the murder of or Laporte. Or Cross and or Lap Orte had been abducted by two different cells of the Fly and different cells May have reached differ ent decisions he said. It s our Only real Trudeau gave police sweeping wartime Powers on Friday after the Fly rejected a Compromise offer to free five of the 23 prisoners. Or Lucien Saulnier chairman of Montreal s executive committee said the people of Quebec will be crying vengeance. The killing was no political crime but a heinous assassination. Former prime minister or Diefenbaker called or Laporte s slaying an act of diabolical savagery. Something has been or Laporte with his family Claire 20, left mrs Laporte and Jean 10, makes a broadcast recently from their Home in Montreal. Aap a picture. Lost in Canada a feeling of outrage will permeate All Over the country he said. All leave was can celled Early today for the 1st battalion of the Royal Canadian regiment shortly after or Laporte s body was found. The 500-Man battalion returned from duty in Cyprus last week. The action came a few hours after 200 men of the battalion left for Ottawa by army trucks to bolster forces there. Various Public officials Snoke of vengeance for the he dus crime. Noted supporters of separatism expressed Hor ror and shame and pointed out repeatedly that separatism As a political goal should not be equated with Fly terrorism. The last direct word from or Laporte was in a personal letter to his wife last tuesday. The contents of the let Ter were not disclosed. A Handwritten letter from or Laporte to the Premier or Bourassa on october 11, a Day after he was abducted was made Public. It was found in a City garbage can with a com Munique from the Fly and asked or Bourassa to Call off the police search for his kidnappers. I death warrant for me if the investigations were not called off i will not come out of this alive the letter said. The Success of the police investigation would be a death warrant for me. Decide ?. Either my life or my death. I am de pending on you and i thank you. Or Laporte was the Sec Ond political figure to be assassinated in Canada since confederation. I Thomas d Arcy Mcgee 1 was shot in an Ottawa Street in 1868, while re turning Home from the House of commons where he had Given a stirring speech on brother Hood and confederation. James Patrick Whelan known to be a fenian was hanged for the slaying. Mcgee had fought efforts by the Irish group to create dissent among Irish immigrants to Canada. A House of commons Page found Mcgee lying on the Doorstep of his Rooming House dead of a i single Bullet wound. Or Laporte emerged As j one of the key figures in the new Liberal govern ment after last april s i elections. He lost to or Bour Assa in a bid for leadership of the Liberal party Early this year. When or Bourassa be came Premier after the elections he brought 49 year old or. Laporte into his Cabinet. Born in Montreal in 1921, or Laporte graduated from the University of Montreal Law school in 1945, but chose a career in journalism. For 12 years from 1948 to 1960, he followed Quebec politics from the press gallery of the provincial parliament. In 1962 he won a seat in parliament. He was named govern ment House Leader in the following year and in 19 5 was Given the Cul Tural affairs portfolio. He played a leading role in bringing about electoral and municipal reforms and won a reputation As a de Bater. He took the line that such notions As associate statehood or any other kind of special status for French speaking Quebec were nonsense. He told an interviewer in 1969, very clearly and very categorically i see Quebec As a member of the Canadian Community. 4 in 6 months Washington sunday Aap Reuter. The murder of the Quebec labour minister or Laporte by fanatic Quebec separatists is the fourth such political assassination in six april 6, count Karl von Upreti 62-year-old West German ambassador to Guatemala was found murdered one week after he was kidnapped by left Wing Urban guerrillas in Guatemala City. The shockwave caused by this killing led to a stepping up of Security Neville Smith of Crookwell new has already lost his hat and seems in danger of losing his mount while competing in the Bung Endore Rodeo yesterday. Measures to protect Diplo Mats in Many parts of the world. On May 29, the former Argentine president lieutenant Gene ral Pedro Eug Enio Aramburu was kid napped from his Buenos Aires Home. Seven weeks later it was officially announced that the claims of his left Wing guerrilla captors to have executed him were All too real. On August 10, a us Aid official or Daniel Mit Rione was found shot dead in an abandoned car in Montevideo i Guay. The 50-year-old father of nine was snatched by left Wing Tup Amaros guerrillas 10 Days earlier. In september 1969, a us ambassador to Brazil Charles Burke Elbrick was held for 77 hours before being released by Urban guerrillas in Exchange for the Freedom of 15 political prisoners. About a dozen similar kidnappings have taken place so far this year All but one of them in latin America. The exception was the abduction in Amman on june 7 of a us embassy political officer or mor Ris Draper by palestinian commandos. He was re leased the following Day. Lip out of control a Buck jumping horse cleared the Fence at the Bung Endore Rodeo yesterday left its rider hang ing on a Flag rope and damaged several cars As it careened through a car Park. An eyewitness or War Ren Lester of Aranda said the horse jumped Over the 5ft perimeter Fence leaving the rider Strung up on a Row of flags about 10ft off the ground. The horse continued on through the car Park denting a couple of cars on the Way or Lester said. It bolted off Down the Road but was eventually caught. Bung Endore police said that the horse broke the Windscreen and damaged the Bonnet and the Sun visor on one car. An estimated 5,000 people went to the Rodeo. The lash Cape town sunday Aap Reuter. Almost 40,000 people were sentenced to whipping in South Africa last year jus Tice minister petrus Pelser disclosed in parliament. Cal the new look Canberra steam laundry Lonsdale St. 487222 education minister s views disputed the minister for Educa Tion and science or Bowen was accused yesterday of misrepresenting the motives and reasons for an Independent inquiry into Edu cation in the act. Page 3. $4 .2m Grants the Commonwealth Grants commission has approved research Grants totalling $4.2m. For universities and Industry. Page 3. Jordan jordanian artillery pounded palestinian guerrilla bases for the second Day yesterday. Page s. J walkout president Kaunda of Zambia walked out of a dinner Given by the British prime minister or Heath at his official residence because of a difference of opinion i on arms sales to South Africa. Page 4. Indo China cambodians have re pulsed a new Vietcong attack but in Laos government forces have reported serious losses in an attack by the communists. Pages cholera cholera is sweeping through Turkey s larg est City Istanbul and at. Least 25 people have died and 2,000 have been put in Hospital. Page 5. Communists the minister for aboriginal affairs or want Wortlie has accused communists of infiltrating aboriginal organisations and us ing them for their own ends. Page 6. Other pages world news 4,5 weddings g Law list 8 music review. G comic strips 10 classifieds pages 8, 9 f family to us Melbourne Sun Day. Mrs Barbara Tay Lor who eloped from Lon Don to Melbourne last May with her husband s brother and her two children will return to England with her children on wednesday. Welcome aboard Complete air conditioning smooth silent Riding Comfort Lay Back seats free pillows wide tinted windows toilet and washroom iced water dispenser Are just a few features that Are unmatched for Comfort and luxury by any other service. Most important of All your Pioneer coach Captain is one of the world s safest professional Drivers and disembark in route at pre determined Points where be is relieved by a fresh coach Captain. 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