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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE IFTHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Docombor 4, 1970 Tough convicts caused rumpus PRINCE ALBERT, (CP) The warden of the peni- tentiary that has become the subject" of two federal inquiries said Thursday a group of about 15 hard-core prisoners intimi- date the others and wore re- sponsible for a fire and disturb- ance last Saturday. "They have an influence over the others because of the threats they warden John Norfieid said in an inter- view. "They operate surrepti- MONTREAL (CP) Bail was denied here to la w y e r Robert Lemieux and four other Quebecers charged with mem- bership in the outlawed Front i. de Liberation du Quebec and with seditious conspiracy. Lemieux, 29-year-old lawyer tiously so we don't know wh tliey are." Six members of the priso staff have been suspended to lowing Saturday's incident. About a dozen of the 380 pri. oners who had been watchin the Grey Cup game grabbec recreation supervisor Andy Sei eda, and held him hostage unt lie was rescued by guards wh used tear gas and fired warnin shots. The prisoners also set fire the library, destroying its inte- rior, including books Damage was estimated a LOCKED IN CELLS Since the fire, all 380 prison- ers have been locked in thei cells except for brief exercis under the eyes of armec guards. Warden Norfieid said this part of a move to reduce the in fluence of the hard-core group. He said the group was respon sible for a 10-day hunger strike ast Christmas. Other prisoners were afraid that somethin] would happen to them if the; did not join the strike. One of the federal inquiries Is into Saturday's fire while the other is investigatini the escape of 18 prisoners in who defended several accused terrorists and acted as negotia- tor for the FLQ before his ar- rest Oct. 16, had argued that the War Measures Act, under which j bail was refused, was "unconsti- tutional and illegal." But Mr. Justice Kenneth Mackay of Quebec Superior Court, who had allowed written arguments to be submitted up to Tuesday, said Lemieux had not shouTi the act was illegal or unconstitutional. Mr. Lemieux, labor leader Michel Chartrand, teacher Charles Gagnon, writer Pierre Vallieres and journalist Jacques Larue-Langlois are charged under the Criminal Code with seditious conspiracy carrying a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. They are also charged under the War Measures Act with being or professing to he mem- bers of the outlawed FLQ, which carries a maximum pen- alty of five years or a fine or both. None of the accused appeared in person. Two gniunen grab in robbery EDMONTON (CP) Two armed gunmen robbed the Bel- mont Industrial Savings and Credit Union of Thursday, the second armed robbery at the bank in nine weeks. The two men entered the building after unlocking an un- used door. Once inside the main office they ordered employees, including manager Max Mulek, to lie on the floor. The pair, with scarves around their faces, scooped up all in bank notes, and fled in a car. They were described as of medium build, one about 25, the other about 30. The bank's first robbery oc- curred Sept. 25 when an armed bandit escaped with about 000. two breaks in the last three months. The reports are ex ported to be released in Ottawa soon. In an Aug. 24 escape, Warden Norfieid said an armed guan with a dog was posted in a car directly in front of the main prison gate while it was being rebuilt. When the guard left his pos for 20 minutes to take a mem her of the prison staff into town seven prisoners walked out of a recreation room after dark forced their way through a ply wood partition surrounding the construction site and crawlec through a hole to freedom, the warden said. "The fact that we have a re- habilitation programs here means that inmates are expose< to the opportunity to escape. We could make it easier on our- selves and go back 40 years and lock them all Up in their cells most of the time, but this wouldn't help them any." Eleven men escaped Nov. 25 through a hole cut in a wire fence. All but one has been re- captured, Including three caught after a bank holdup in Calgary. The remaining one free, Ralph Cochrane, 43, of Vancou- ver, is sought in connection with the unsuccessful robbery and in a successful bank robbery, also hi Calgary, last Friday. Dutch pilots to train here BRUSSELS (CP) About 60 Dutch pilots will train in Can- ada in the next 1% years under an agreement announced yesterday by Canadian De- fence Minister Donald Macdon- ald. Macdonald announced the agreement, under negotiation for some time, following a meeting with The Netherlands defence minister, Willem Den Tobm. It marks a revival of a pro- gram which was in effect before 1959, he said. About half the pilots will train in Moose Jaw, Sask., the other half in Cold Lake, Alta. LED AWAY-Davicl Johannson, 26, of Victoria, B.C., is led by police after Vancouver mayor Tom Campbell attacked during election meeting at University of British Columbia campus. The mayor said He was hit in ribs by an ashtray thrown by the assailant, although ho fjscaped injury. KIDNAPPED Basque terrorists Tuesday uight kid- napped the honorary West German consul, Eugene Beihl, 59, in San Sebastian, Spain. He Is being held host- age for 15 Basque national- ists who go on trial Thurs- day. NAME WAS MOUTHFUL LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Charles Pizza is asking the ourt to change his name to lod Taylor. His present name, Pizza said today, "has re- ulled in considerable comedy and ridicule and is neither .ttractive, euphonious nor use- ul." Claresholm firm sale announced CALGARY (CP) Safeway Mobile Homes Sales Ltd., has acquired the assets of Watson Industries (Alberta) Ltd., a U.S owned manufacturer of relocat- able and industrial bousing. Prior to the acquisition, which includes manufacturing facili- ties at Claresholm, 60 miles northwest of Lethbridge, Safe- way completed a private place- ment financing consisting of common and preferred share. Safeway has been the exclu- sive marketing agent for Wat- son Industries with an establish- ed network of dealers distribut- ing Safeway, Manor, Chinook and Bonavista mobile homes Divorce law effective December 18 ROME (Reuter) Italy's di- vorce law will come into force Dec. 18, a spokesman for Pre- mier Emilio Colombo's office said Thursday. He said Colombo signed the law and it vail be published im- mediately in the official Gazette coming into force 15 days later. A national anti-divorce mofe- ment has been formed to fight the law. It said it already has more than signatures minimum number required to call a national refer- endum aimed at repealing a throughout Western Canada. Sales were in excess of mil- liin for 1969. Natal man gets 2 years for stabbing MOOSE JAW (CP) Alex- ander MiddletoB, 47, of Natal, Thursday was sentenced to two years less a day in Prince Al- bert Correctional Institute after being convicted of attempted murder. Middleton, found guilty by an all male Court of Queen's Bench jury Wednesday, was charged after Heino Lauttamus of Moose Jaw was stabbed nine times Aug. 27. In passing sentence, Mr. Jus- tice W. A. Tucker of Saskatoon said he rejected Middle! n n's statement that the wounds were inflicted accidentally. The judge said the wounds "were administered with great violence, and the accused was fortunate they did not cause the victim's deaUi." CHEERFUL TYPES A Japanese health and wel- fare survey reports that most people who live to 90 or more are cheerful types who work well beyond retirement age. Disappointing welcome JAKARTA (AP) Pope Paul was cheered by Indonesi- ans Thursday as he rode around Soviet-built S a n a j a n Stadium, then celebrated high mass under the stars. The 73-year-old pontiff was given the most disappointing welcome of his Asian-Australian tour earlier in the afternoon, when only sparse crowds met him: on his arrival from Australia. But he evoked long emotional outbursts from mostly Roman Catholic crowd in the stadium, as he told them in a brief ser- mon why he had come. "The reason we have come Is this, we are urged on by the same driving force as the missionaries in the he said. "We are filled with the same conviction as your Catho- lic community today. "And so we believe with all (he strength of our spirit that mankind has a supreme, pri- mary mid irreplaceable need which can be satisfied only through Jesus Christ." MORALE BOOSTER The visit by the Pope was an obvious morale boost for Indo- nesia's 2.2 million Roman Cath- olics in a country of 120 million per cent of them Moslem. Security officials were star- tled at one point when a man dashed down from the seats onto the field and headed to ward the Pope. After he was seized, police identified liim as Hasan, about 30, who said he only wanted to get a closer look at the Pope who was on a stand in the mid- dle of the field celebrating the mass. Police said he was not armed but that they planned to question him further. During the pontiff's earlier meeting with President Suharto, the two men exchanged gifts and Suharto, a Moslem, thanked him for coming. The 16-hour stop In Jakarta was the sixth of the trip for the Pope. Ho flies u) Hong Kong, gateway to China, Friday morn- ing for a brief Uiree-hour stop- over before heading for Ceylon and Rome. CREDIT SOCIETY It's estimated that some 75 million people in the United States own roughly 300 million credit cards. GIGANTIC ANTIQUE CANADiANA AUCTION SALE SAT., DEC. 5th a.m. Sharp ALL DAY AUCTION Approx. articles which will include the Tom and Joan Randall collection of app'rox. 500 oil lamps such as Brass piano lamp, green Canadian Bullseye, colored Aladdins, Mary Gregory, Students lamp, miniatures, Salesmen's samples ,ete. Plus a collection of 40 shaving mugs, matching set of 6 gunstock chairs, 20 gold pocket watches and chains, a large assortment of glassware such os Carnival, Pressed, Milk, Cranberry, etc. Rockers, hull seats, oval front china cabinels, spinning wheels, ice cream chairs, picture frames, basin and AUCTIONEER'S NOTE This being the largest solo of its kind ever held in Western Canada with over items to dis- pose of we must start at a.m. sharp. LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE This is only a partial list of are many choica end outstandmg items. Auction Located RED DEER AUCTION CO., LTD. 5114 48th Street RED DEER, ALBERTA Phone 347-5855 Auctioneer BUD HAYNES tic. No. 010311 SPECIALS Ski West With Warm S. E. Woods Quilt Jackets Featuring the big three on the list first, there's value. Save 7.01 on this well-made ski jacket with the famous S, E. Woods label. Then there's style block quilted shell in sleek nylon, two-way zippers, and snappy colours like navy, gold, bottle green, wild duck, ond Pacific blue. Finally comfort. You'll keep warm because the S. E. Woods jacket has down filling and bonded Fortrel insulation. Shell is, of course, water repellent Good reasons why you should toko advantage of our ipecial low price! Hurry in Thursday. .99 SPECIAL, each 32 Save! Boot Press Reg. 4.98, In season out-of-season every skier needs o boot press now in this Thursday group of ski shop Specialsl Metal construction by adjustable to fit all boot sizes. Inursao' 3 99 Save! Ski Pants Reg. 40.00. Slaminal Strelchl Fit! Plus subsiarfial sav- ings on new overboot ski pants for meni Self-flex waistband; ilightly flared leg. Assorted colours. Chooss from short, regular and tall SPECIAL, pair lenj oeir-nex wi 34 .99 Ski Shop, Lower Floor Shop Eaton's Tonight Unfil 9 and Saturday 9 a.m. to p.m. Buy Line 328-8811. ;