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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, Docemljor 8, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID One-way ex] s human ransom Qui Northwest TUB NT ON, Ont. (CP) wail out Yukon Flight B02, a one-way ex- press to Cuba for four Quebec terrorists, returned recently to Canadian Forces Base at Tren- ton aflcr delivering tlie human ransom for kidnapped British Diplomat James Cross safe and sound in Havana. There were 19 persons aboard the big four-engined Yukon tur- bo-prop aircraft when il roared off Ihe larmac at Montreal's Dorval Airport Thursday night tor tlie five-hour flight to Cuba. The passenger list included Marc Carbonneau, Jacques Cos- etle Trudei. Jacques Lanclol and Pierre Seguin, members of the Front dc Liberation dn Quebec, which kidnapped Mr. Cross two months ago. As part of the deal to free Mr. Cross unharmed, the four men look with them on the safe-con- duct to Cuba Lanctot's pregnant wife, Jlarie, their two-year-old son. and Trudel's wife, Louise. When tlie aircraft readied Ha- vana early Friday morning and the passengers disembarked, Mr. then in tlie nominal custody of Ihe Cubans at Montreal's Man and His World freed. Tlw Yukon, recently used on mercy flights lo Pakistan, came home to Trenton, about 100 miles east of Toronto, with 12 men aboard. It completed the roimdtrip without fan- fare at the big air base on the town limits. Those thai got off here in- cluded eight happy airmen bris- tling with pride, two dog-tired external affairs department offi- cials, a mysterious member of the Cuban "embassy slaff and a j greatly relieved doctor who thought for a while he might have to deliver feet above tlie Caribbean. BIZARRE TRIP Maj. J. S. Parmelee, year-old veteran pilot from Ot- tawa who mander. affably described the bizaixe trip as "a more or less routine assignment." At the flight I was a normal trip, quite com- i forliihlc and we Ircaled them liv the time Hie aircraft set Ail-port, the FLQ people wwo cliatling with Hie air crew, I he doelor, and even the two men from external affairs, in French and English. Ivlaj. Parmelee. whose last major assignment was flying Queen Elizabeth around ill" Territories (luring her Royal lour last, summer, did form some conclusions about his unusual passengers. "1 have some sympathy for the family members on thcv weren't the normal passengers." The one thing that really alarmed everybody aboard was Hie possibility thai Mrs. Lane- lot's baby might decide to put in an appearance during Hie flight. NEIiVOUS AliOUT I1ABY "When I got on board the air- craft I said lo Mrs. Lanclot that she better not have any babies while we were on our way south, and just to cool said the major, a married man him- self with one child. "I hope the doelor will con- firm this. She was about nine all he said, al aa informal months pregnant o, months. She was real pregnant Maj. Yvon Prevost, Ihe Cana- dian Forces doctor brought in when Mrs. Lanctot's conditioi became apparent, nodded in si- lent agreement. Maj. Parmelee said no one aboard had any FLQ had surrendered its to F.CMP officers prior to tearing Montreal and none of his men took any aboard. The flight commander con- grattilated his crew for doing "a I very good job" despite Ihe fact thai all crew members "were possibly a litlle .higher slrung than usual." "The possibility of (hem (the I FLQ men) carrying concealed I weapons did cross all of our minds and we talked about it later. But as the flight prog- ressed we talked to these people and gradually came to feel that we were fairly safe, that they weren't going to move toward Maj. Parmelee said there was no contingency plan had the FLQ men attempted to seize the realers were on their way lo Cuba and permanent exile from Canada. Dr. Prevost. said he chatted to "almost all of them in French and English and reached tlie conclusion that Lanclol "was a little bit more idealistic than tire others." He said the 25-year-old former cab driver was the only one to mention "international affairs" in his talks with the others on board, but did not elaborate fur- ther. Everybody aboard got I he slandard fare shortly after take- box lunch containing sandwiches, cakes, salads and plenty of coffee, served by Cpl J D. 2'J, of Trois Pi lolcs, Que. Maj. Parmelee said he w, told "two or three" hours aft takeoff by the Cuban embass official, Hicardo Escartin, til one of the guns surrendered I the FLQ in Montreal might si contain a live cartridge in i barrel The major radioed the info mation back to Trenton where was relayed to police official He said he was told by Mr. E cartin the information can from one of the FLQ men. It turned out that Mrs. Lan MAJOR PAKMELKE Weird Heart specialists in disagreement news conference minutes after aircraft by force, because the entire deal "was a matter of good faith" between the various rds sweatshirts and modern All those aboard agreed there was no discussion of the FLQ, wouldn't have them home for Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte by members of another Maj. Parmelee said all seven FLQ cell after Mr. Cross had when they came on board his aircraft, "high-strung charged with an electric tension weather, tlie aircraft, Montreal, between the FLQ people and the probably quite hungry." "But as the trip progressed air crew and other officials. Gradually, everybody relaxed -a the real reason the seven Mont- Oysler Perpetual GMT-Masier Chronometer, slainless steal Holex Daicjust selfwinding Chronometer, steel and 14 kl. gold ease and bracelet All steel 5285, Hotex submariner calibrated "auto-lock" revolving bezel, selfwinding, wimproof down to "660 feet CENTRE VILLAGE MALL 73th Street and 2nd Avenue North Telephone 327-1303 OTTAWA (CP) Several ol Ihe leading heart specialists from Canada and the United Stales disagreed yesterday or the causes and possible preven- tion of many forms of heart dis- ease. They were taking part in a symposium at the University of Ottawa prior to a ceremony at which Dr. Michael E. DeBakcy of tlie Baylor, Texas, College of Medicine was given an honorary doctorate in medicine by the university. Tlie cause of the disagree- ment was the suggestion by Dr. M. Daria Haust of the Univer- sity of Western Ontario thai acetysalicylic acid could pre- vent many forms of heart disor- He said the basis of common headache remedies- had been found to prevent blood clotting in many persons who used it regularly, including ar- thritics. Dr. DeBakey said that while this may be true, there had been no noticeable reduction in the number of diseased hearts despite the increased use of the headache remedies. FACTORS NUMEROUS He also noted that heart dis- ease is caused by many factors for which there probably would be no single remedy. He said should the disease be prevented or arrested in one artery or set of arteries, it probably would re-occur in another artery or set of them. the University of Toronto mcd cal school suggested the sam factor would cause similar di ease in other arteries or sy terns and therefore could b treated with the same medic tioii. A different theory was jected into the discussion by D John E. Morch of the Universi of Toronto, who reminded 11 symposium of the long-held be lief, with which he agreed, the tile basic cause of heart diseas is a too-rich fat content in th blood caused by poor diet. Dr. Bigelow also told the sym posium of new procedures bein used to save victims of heart a tacks while still in shock. SHOCK MAKES DIFFERENT He said that while many hear attack victims are saved whe they are not in shock, most those who go into shock cannot be saved. But, he said, wilh the new surgical techniques being deve oped, many shock patients ca >e helped. One of tlie techniques he sai involves a vein graft which by passes the damaged or bloc coronary artery system and th other involves cutting out th diseased section of the heart muscle, when the damage is lo- calized enough. He also said some succes was being found in the use o portable support systems- sentially heart-lung 'or patients in shock to ge them through the early, critica But Dr. Wilfred Bigelow of I hours of their attack. compensation paid injured garbage workers CALGARY (CP) A cte committee was told today that compensation has been paid to injured garbage collec- tors, many of them hurt while collecting hypodermic needles and fluorescent lighting tubes. The committee believes mu- nicipal legislation is the only Mel Air cences cancelled OTTAWA of Mel Air Ltd. to provide spe- cialty and charter air services from bases at Swift Current, Sask., and Medicine Hat, Alia., have been cancelled, the Cana- dian Transport Commission an- nounced Monday. The commission announce- ment said Mel Air's licences lo perform these sendees were suspended earlier tin's year and Mel Air was asked to show cause why they should not be cancelled. Letters from Mel Air last month "made certain submis- sions" concerning the licences jut "failed to show cause why the said authorities should not be the announce- ment said. way lo protect city sanitation workers. Only Aid. Peter Petrasuk op- posed the move, arguing tha an educational program migh achieve the desired results, "I'm against a brutal society where we assume that all peo pie are wilfully disregarding their responsibilities. "Occasionally, we should as sume that people are willing to co-operate." The committee decided that as well as seeking legislatioi Hie city should also attempt public relations campaign urg ing firms and institutions to take care in the disposal of po- tentially dangerous objects. If city council approves the proposed bylaw, offenders wil" be liable to fines of or 60 days in jail. Sport fishing ban lilted JIEGINA (CP) A ban on sport fishing in parts of (he Sas- katchewan River, imposed in April after high levels of mer- cury, were found in fish, has teen lifted. II o w ever, fishermen were warned not to cat any of (he fish they catch in the North or South Saskatchewan rivers. The angling is to be simply for j enjoyment. j Prohibition on commercial fishing in Ilic Saskatchewan River delta is to remain in .ef- fect indefinitely, Natural He- Plan mcfiiest into death of prisoner PRINCE ALBERT inquest into tlie death of a pris- oner- at the federal maximum- security penitentiary will be held later this week, Saturday morning a prison guard discovered the body of William Joseph Asham. of Qu'Appelle, Sask., hanging in a solitary confinement cell, War- den John Norfield said today. Asham, 22, was serving a 12 year sentence for numerous charges including robbery with violence, break, enter and" theft. RCAiP said there was no indication of foul play, The penitentiary has been a centre of controversy recently wilh a fire Nov. 28, an It-man escape Nov. 25 and n seven- man break Aug. 2-1. A government commission of inquiry has been formed lo study those events at the pris- on. tut's baby would not be born in nud-air after ail. The only medi- cal act that Dr. I'revosl was i called on lo perform was ad- 1 ministering an air sickness pill I to Mrs. Trudei. Claude Koquct. special as- sistant to undersecretary of j state for external affairs, told j reporters of the landing at Ha- j vana. He said the parly was re- i ceived "by hiyh Cuban offi- 1 cials" as well as Canadian Am- 1 bass a d o r Kenncfy Brown, posted Ihere only three days be- j fore Ihe kidnappers arrived. I "They made quite a special effort U) be said Mr. Roquet, who added that once everyone was off the aircraft, it was tile last he saw of the seven Montrealers. FUTURE UNKNOWN He said he had no idea what would become of them. Their fate was another matter that was not discusser] nnpnlv on the aircraft between Ihe two sides. Mr. Roquet was accompanied by 0. W. Dier. 51, head of the department's Latin American sections. Both men said the Cuban officials were courteous at all times and sped through Ihe necessary documentation j that allowed the Yukon to de- 1 part for tlie Bahamas about two hours after landing. "They took us" to the VIP said Maj. Parmelee. "They gave us some coffee and a couple of Havana no- body's getting them from me." The aircraft left without inci- dent and flew to the Bahamas, GERMANY RENOUNCES CLAIMS Mop locates border between East Germany and Poland, often called the Oder- Neisse line, which West German Chancellor Willy Brandt recognized as the boundary the nations. In signing a pact with Poland normalizing relations, Brandt renounced )he German claim to the square miles of pre- war German territory which Poland seized at the ena of the Second World War. Fattier of 14 faces loss new .an. WINDSOR. Ont. (CP) Fed- Constable Giroiix said in an where the crew took an over-! era! proposals to alter the fam- j interview here _ that the loss night rest in Nassau before re-1 allowance plan could cost a would be a major one for htm tailing to 437 Transport Squad- Windsor policeman airnu- j and his family. ron and horce has here ally all because of "If that was taken away B-B Other members of the flight j Constable Jerome Giroux, 44, j would lose our house for crew included: Capt. H. H. Ait-1 has 14 children and earns "e ken, 41, of Hamilton, first offi-! 034 a year. j Eleven of the policeman's cer; Capt. David Hanna. 34, of j The proposals, outlined in a I children are under 1C and quali- Vancouver, navigator; C a p t. i while paper Monday, would eli-' ior "le bonus. A 12th, Ron'Lament, 40, of Montreal, initiate the family' allowance I his 17-year-old daughter, still is radio officer; Sgt. G. H. B. I baby bonus for persons earning in school and qualifies for Brasseur, 47, of Baker Brooke, N.B.. and Sgt. D. A. Johnson. 36, of Windsor, Ont., botii flight engineers and Cpl. J. A. Gau- mond, 33, of Montreal, loadmas- ter. more than annually. Payments for most families earning less would be raised to a high of monthly a child for a family earning or less. monthly student allowance of, He says that his family pays between and S70 weekly for food alone, not including milk and meat. -YOU WILL with UNROYAL NTERIDE SNOW TIRES All nylo IT'S Make the best lire around even better by installing studs now available at nominal cost! a great snowless tire super low profile, it rides wisper quiet on bare pavement a new kind of winter lira sometimes il'i a snow tire, sometimes it's nof. The deep husky tread digs you out and keeps you going when snow conditions stop others, yet rider quiet on bare pavement. 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