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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 1HI LTHMIWSI WWwAry.. April 1, 1970. Five Suicides At Que. Prison This Year By GERARD MfNEIL, OTTAWA (CP) Michael Co- Wan, 18, first at five suicides tar this year at St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary, WM found hangup in Us call Feb. 14, few hours after his arrival from the provincial jail in Montreal. Although the youth bad at- tempted at Bordeaux, fee provincial jail, co rctntba of thu was made to authorities St. Vincent de Paul on his transfer. 4 (Juebec coroner derided there was no need for u in- quest Into the death, despite the fatal lapse in communication. The decision after a spe- cial inquiry at St. Vincent de resets of suioh have not been divulged. Quebec Justice Minister Reml Paul admitted in the Quebec legislature in March that Bor- deaux officials failed to inform St Vincent de Paul that the teen-ager had tried to take his life several In the Commons last week, EoHcUor-Geoefal George Me- Uraith said be a "very con- cerned" about the number o suicides and is "trying to find out what form of investigation we sbsuil have t? discover more than we know about fee underlying causes for the num- ber of suicides" in St. Vincen dePaul. A spokesman in Mr. Me- Hraith's department said Tues- day that medical recorii anat transferred with a prison whta B goes from a provincial to a ederal institution. Federal offi- cials must get the prisoner's permission to write for the ree- itds, he said. The Colahan lapse Isn't iso- atcd. The spokesmaa said that a prisoner vho burned himself o death at Kingston FrBita- iary late last year arrived from Toronto's Don Jail with no indi- cation of his suicidal tfirimim, Men with disorders such epilepsy also are said to come nto the penitentiary system without anyone knowing of their problem. Colahan arrived at St. Vincent de Paul late on a Friday, wba ihe reception staff that might have detected his depression was going home. Serening WM set aside until Monday. Federal officials.uy seemed cheerful and wrote to his mother, praising the food. A penitentiary sookenuB said Colahan's body was found in his cell at p.m., 15 minutes after the last check of the cell was made. Two of the five suicides at St Vincent de Paul this year have been in the psychiatric ward, which was described in Decem- ber by prison guards, in a brief to an aibitralioc tribunal on collective bargaining, as a nightmare. The guards said that in the psychiatric wing they are "con- atantlr bombarded by Hidden aVefrrAig outbursts of yells and eriea, of men dinging to cell ban (creaming to high heaven abort their desperate state, of others being gassed to seml-wo- ttiaaaim by the emission of fu through Jets permanently Mailed in the will or ceiling of the cells, of dealing with homo- aenaaKty.'1 English-born Anthony Togher, C, hanged himself h UK psy- chiatrie rag week while serving a life for the 1967 mnrden of his wife and three Panl-EmOe Eclair, 51, aerrfeg yean hr kUbag his mother, was found hanged ia the wing Feb. 4. jew Tousignant, used belt to hang himself March S, i short time after being sentenced to two years for robbery. of Italy, did the same whOe serving t two-year sentence. Dr. W. S. Pattenoa, the ner who iacjoeati into deaths at KiogstoB PenientJary, atoo deacribed the psychiat- ric at Kingston inade- quate, a aid a hangover from the Itth eeatary. There are only it mB-time psycolatnati for more thai uea, tuny of them dis- turbed, in the federal ayetem. ruiaiidiiij OonmtMlOBer ABaa J; MacLeod has saH at ttt BMOM. Police Hold Suspect For Six Deaths BOSTON Tues- day arrested Eugene Event, 33, by New York au- thorities In connection with the death of his common- Banks Nationalized NEW DELHI (Reuters) In- dian Presided V. V. Giri gave his assent today to a govern- ment taw re-nationalizing U major backs whose takeover last August WM blocked by the Supreme Court aw wife and the arson deaths of five other Police allege nut Event that Joyce Tayior, death in a store across from her Brooklyn tenement apartment Smday aight The nunagnr ef the stare was wounded vbea tried to intervene. Event tbea rebmd the apartment, said, aud poured gasoline a one of the corridors before setting fire to the building. Three children and a young woman were killed in the blaze. They were identified as two of Mrs; Taylor's children. Dale, M, and Traneiae, 2, and Miranda Fields, 7, and Nancy Fields, Everet was arrested on homi- cide and arson police said. The fifth victim, Larry dark, 2S, described as a friend of ET- eret's, died in hospital Tuesday of bums suffered ia the fire. Be was a resident of the buildup. Gregory Taylor, 7, son of Hit. Taylor, was reported stul hi critical condition in hoapitii. One-Day Jail Term For Theft CALGARY (CP) Robert Joseph Lowther, 28, of Drum- heller, was sentenced to one day in Jaikand fined when he pleaded guilty to steal- tag from a bank at which he was employed. Mr. Justice H. W. Riley of the Alberta Supreme Court order- ed a one-year prison term If the fine was not pail The thefts were made through falsified cheques on an Inactive account ia the Can- dim Imperial Bank of Com- merce at DrumheDer between Jaw, 1968 and 1969. New Union Local [Takes Over EDMONTON (CP) The International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Work- ers has been certified as bar- gaining agent for 11 employees at Crown ZeBerbach Paper Co. Ud. Negodiboni between th'e cal wttl begin immediately Eric Dahtt, organiser of lo- cal, today. OFTEN FLOODED Venice, Italy, constantly threatened by water and ixi loUity, has suffered almost 60 fioods during tte last baX-ceo- tary. Lowther's defence lawyer said the man had a great de- sire "to prove himself not only o Ms family, but also to the community" and spent carid- erab> time raising money for crippled children as part of Us service club activities. The lawyer said Lovrther wai a man who min- gled with those making between and a Tear. A letter from Lowther's pret- nt employer in northern At berta said Die employer ww willing to have Lowther work far him despite the theft Tre justice said the case "rery sad." "The bad feeture of this case Is the bceAch of bust and con- fidence but the man's not criminal. YOUNG EDITOR DUNCAN, B.C. (CP) Not many of the subscribers to Aerospace Journal, Canada's onry nrcnfH" devoted to space technology, realize the editor Is a 17-year-old high school dent who puts quarterly publication out in spare time at home. Garry Oym, who gets most of his material from NASA, hopea profits from bis currently advertisement thin publication will put him through university soon. Sub- scribers Include half a dozen prominent Canadian universi- ties and scientific establish- ments. A DOGOONE HtAOACHE Chorlie, a mop-eared, big eyed Beagle puppy, had a doggone constant throb- bing headache. Hs would hays died toon because of "water on the brain." But Dr. John Oliver (shown here holding Charlie) associate professor of surgery at the Univ. of Georgia's School of Veterinary Medicine at Athens, Go., has planted a imall rubber valve system In brain that may his life and provida clues to understanding hydrocephalus in children. No more doggone headaches for Charlie. The system drains the excess fluid from the cranial region and it Ihroujh circulatory lyitem. Brunswick MARKS Continues to be one of Canada's Best Tire Haloes Four Ply lykm Guaranteed Against Road Defects Workmanship for the Life of the Tread 22 Months agafart Tread Ifrarort MODEL STP-20 ptayer eonneefc i: iny wereo system of amplifier. Ptoy. ttandird S-4nek cnrtedUpa PIPCiitom Stoeriu WMs Customizes instantly WHEN PURCHASED IN PAIRS lint Shitos 86.94 Bofcarb Mirrors .4.97.4.67 RlagWhatli Black 15.88 700-11 BUOKWALL INSTALLED NO TRADE REQUIRED WHITEWALLS ADDS2LOO 1MBnicIllm7.94 8) 2.49 .97 1RNT 1 QUART 2.57 1.74 4 WHEEL BRAKE BELUE HMV i wiMi m do! 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