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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Au8uit 30, 1971 THE inHBRIDSI HJRALD 1 Opinion of Scotland Yard delcclivc Sex of the doubted LONDON (Al') Jack the Ripper, llu gory killer who ter- rorized Ixmdon 81 years ogo, may have been a woman. That's Ihe theory of former Scotland Yard chief superintendent Arthur Butler, who has been spending his re- tirement Investigaling the gruesome slayings of the sum- mer of 1888. Duller, ono of the Yard's most successful murder in- vestigators bcforo lie retired In believes the killiings were carried out by a mid-wife turn- ed " and an- assistant in an effort to keep police off track of their Illegal work. Ho said some victims may have licen hideously carved up to cover traces of abortions SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre MISTY FOR ME" In Technicolor. Starring Clint Eastwood, Jessica Waller and Donna Mills, Wed- nesday, August SO. Show at p.m. Restricted Adult. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "PRIVATE DUTY NURSES1' In color. Starring Cathy Connors and Joyce Williams. Wednesday, August 30. Show at p.m. Restricted Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "SWEDISH FLY GIRLS" In color. Starring Suzanne Hurley. Wednesday, August 30. Show at p.m. Re- stricted Adult. TABER Sky Vue Drive-ln Thursday, August 31, is Bargain Night. Per Car. On the screen "ZIG ZAG" In color. Starring George Kennedy. Carioon starts at p.m. Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "SEE NO EVIL" In color. Starring Mia Farrow. Wed- nesday, Thursday anil Friday, August 30, .11 and Sep- tember 1. Wednesday shows at and p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children. gone wrong. Others may have lied because they were trying :o blackmail tho tborlionists. f! u 11 e r wrote in The Sun newspaper of his "year of re- search, of retracing tlie nip- per's macabre progress through (he seedy streets of London's East iOnd, and of talking to tlie children and grandchildren of people who lived there when the Kipper was on the rampage." He said tho tolal of Kipper victims was probably seven, and not five ns generally ac- cepted. The first, he said, wus Kmma Smith, a 45-year- old prostitute. Ikrtlcr said, "was silenced Ixicause s h e know too much about the other woman's illegal activities. "Further, T contend that four out of the six women who subsequently died were not murdered at all. Their deaths were almost certainly the People? not bears? are park problem result ol bungled abortion at- tempts. "By first mutilating and then tVjmping Ihe already (lend tlic abortionist succeed- ed in diverting police from an investigation which could well have led to her door.11 He said he believed the abor- tionist handled butchery on her deceased clients wltile an ac- complice, a man, murdered others who might talk. Criminologists, amateur and professional, have examined the Ripper killings for years trying to pin down the murder- er. Most conjecture has centre on a "mad surgeon" theory, because of an assump 11 o n that the killer has some skill with a surgical knife. Some of the slain were dis- emboweled, one had her kid- neys and ovaries removed, Butler's theory is the first to revolve around a woman. ALGONQUIN PARK Out.