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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE lETHRRIDGE HEBAID Mondny. December 13, 1971 PRECIPITATION EAST AMD WEST Areos of precipitation are expected to be over ts of British Columbia snd the Maritime! Monday. Cicor weather is expected for the al the country. Figurts indicate expected high temperatures. Chinese govt. releases 2 American prisoners Missing activist cuts political ties By ERNESTO MEXUOZA HONG KONG (Renter) China released two American a comir.uled the life .sentence of a n o I h e r ltdav only a few months Nixon visits Peking. But Peking also ruuorlcd the suicide of a fourth American de- tained after allegedly sailing his ya.cht into Chinese waters in Richard Fecteau, 43, walked to freedom across the Chinese 41, were captured when their plane was shot down over north- east China in 1952 while trying to supply U.S. agents there (lur- ing lh? Korean War. CAI.UCI) CIA AGENTS Both were alleged to be agents of the U.S. Central Intel- ligence Agency and were tried for espionage in 1954. Fecleau was sentenced to 20 years and Downey to life imprisonment. Downey, whose mother visited him in prison recently, had his sentence reduced to "five years which starts from the date of border into Hong Kong after 'commutation. years in a Chinese jail. The i The agency said Miss Harbert American woman. Mary Ann j illegally intruded into Chinese Harbert, detained three ago, was with him. The official New China news agency said Fcctcau and an- other American, John Downey, waters in Kwaug ttuig province April 21. 1968 aboard a yacht owned by Gerald Ross Mc- Laughlin. Miss Harbert admitted her Ex-T leads aenies agreemei o mane on wrison they how made between Crown attor-1 Thirteen defence lawyers and par! months to five some cases to be the trial' served concurrently with terms they were already serving. ncys am! 'Hence lawu'rs to end two Crown attorneys too'h tlio rrf-ent month-lors of Kindlon rioters ....._ charaed with the murders of' nuby and Arthur Ma'.oney. both i rarKraS .'roi two fellow prisoners. of they saw noth-1 years. Mr. Justice Y.'illiam Hender- ing wrong in tbe way 5nn. whn presided over tbe trial' was handled, in Kingston, said he saw nothing. ratilcr amazed that any- wrong with the procedure, in one simuiri find u-hat occurred which the prisoners pleaded, at Kingston (rial to be in I any improper or said Mr. Ruby. Mr. Maloney ssid Mr. Justice Henderson was kept awrre of trnnd Robert, who died of beat- ings received during the final hours of a four-day prison rebel- lien last April at Kingston. They pleaded guiHy to the guilty u lr' but r. usice enerson sa un. bal.rainingproccss, hcvas ay m commenting on published m bmmd ,0 eports hat I ho outcome of he H Vas g Me adder! that ho had no as- surances of what sentences the judge would hand down, "but 1 would have been amazed if he to reduced cha'.'ires of manslaughter and assault after coming to trial on non-capital murder charges. "1 was no; party to any Mr. Justice Henderson said Sun- day rcf had h'en in his chambers. 'The Crown Mlorncy is on record as saying be thought the ends of justice were met... as j gone beyond the bounds of far as 1 know, there was noth- lvnat the Crown said was ac- ing wrong." ceptable." The Globe and Mail says in a The convicts originally copyright story that the deal i pleaded not guilty to non-capital was worked out in the judge's i murder charges in the deaths of j chambers and that the prisoners I prisoners Brian Ensor and Ber-1 Woman steals ambulance EDMONTON (CP) A woman decided So take an ambulance after being treated at Roy a! Alexandra Hospital early today. The o m h u 1 a n c e w-as stopped at a police road- block after it had collided with a car. Violet Rose Giacobbo, 26. of Edmonton was remanded to Thursday when she ap- peared in court charged with theft, possession of sto- len property, failure to have a driver's licence and leav- ing the scene of an accident. By PETEK MICIIAELSON THUNDER BAY (CP) It was seeing all those Canadian companies going imder that got to Edwin Goodman. "I really became a nationalist when 1 saw what was happening in my work as a lawyer with all those Canadian companies sell- ing out to the Mr. Goodman .said Sundav after being chosen national chairman of the CiimmiHcc for an Inde- pendent Canada. The organizational talents of :he former national chairman of I would find little to identify with the CIC. In any ease, Mr. Fortier de- clined an invitation to become a national co-chairman to succeed Claude Ryan of Montreal. "There is no point naming a general before he has an army to he .said referring to the lack of Quebec supporters. MUST GAIN MEMBERS Mr. Goodman said one prior- ity is to increase membership in Quebec, and added he is confi- dent this can be done. "Most mistakes but MeLaughlin "be- haved badly, resisted investiga- tion and, taking warders una- wares, committed suicide" in 1909. the Egency said. Fecteau and Miss Harbert were the first Americans re- leased by China since Roman Catholic Bishop James Walsh was allowed to leave the coun- try last year after spending 12 years in prison. Another American was re- ported by the Chinese to have committed suicide in a Chinese prison la.st year. He was Hugh Francis Redmond, an employee of an American firm arrested in 1954 on spy charges. He was said to have slashed his wrist with a razor. The New China new agency said Fecteau and Downey re- ceived special espionage train- ing in the United States under the CIA and were sent to Japan. SAY AGENTS SENT In 1952, Downey was said to have picked 11 special agcnfs and. after training them, had them air-dropped in three groups into Northeast China to engage in espionage and sabo- tage. On Nov. 29. 1952, Downey and Fecteau flew into northeast Cliina in an attempt to make contact with and provided sup- plies for the special agents, the agency said. The plane was shot down and the two were captured. They were convicted by a Chinese military tribunal in 1954. The a.gcncy said that in view of the fact that they admitted their crimes at their trial and because their behavior "was not bad'1 in prison. China decided to grant them leniency. The release of Miss Harbert MONTREAL (CP) Le De- voir says it has received a 27- page document from missing author and political activist Pierre Vallieres saying he is cutting all ties with the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec the Progressive Conservative i pendent Canada.'1 he said. Quebecers believe in an Me-1 and the reported suicide of Christmas Shopping at party will be taxed in his new role as leader of the new move- ment. The CIC came away from its first naMonal convention armed with a new constitution, a for- mal structure of councils and committees and a sense of na- t i o n a 1 i s t i c mission, but no money and undetermined sup- port. Another cause for concern was the absence of Quebec dele- gates. HEADED BY LAWYER Only a tiny delegation headed by Montreal lawyer L. Yves Fortier attended from that prov- ince. As it was. the vast major- ity of delegates were from On- tario. There were 10 from Brit- ish Columbia, two from Mani- toba. Mr. Fortier. former president of the Canadian Club of Mont- r e a 1, said French-Canadians would be able to Identify with the CIC once the organization began to campaign in Quebec. But Claude Lemelin, corre- spondent for (he Montreal news- paper, Le Devoir, told the con- ference that Quebec already has a nationalistic movement in sep- aratism and provincialism and a group we're feeling more militant, more determined to secure our said the 53-year-old Toronto lawyer who organized the Conservative party federal campaigns in On- tario in 1P57, 1953 and 1962. In 1968, he was Robert Stanfield's campaign manager. Other challenges face the 21- organization. Jack McClelland of Toronto, who stepped down as chairman, said "raising funds is the key to the future of this organization." He said the organization's new treasurer, Jack Biddell of To- ronto, president of Clarkson, Gordon Co., is "a genius in this area." In a financial report presented Sunday, Mr. Biddell said the CIC, which now has a deficit of will require an annual operating budget of S1CO.OOO. He said this could be raised from membership dues j was detained with Miss as a surprise because they were not among the Americans generally known to have been detained in China. Fecteau and Miss Harbert were whisked off from the bor- der checkpoint by helicopter to Hong Kong's International Air- port where they boarded a U.S. military aircraft for the United Slates. They crossed railway bridge at Lowu within five min- utes of each other, Fecteau first. Two other Americans are known to be still imprisoned in China: force Capt. Phillip E. Smith, whose plane was shot down over the Gulf of Tonkin in September, 1963, and Lieut. Robert J. Flynn, a U.S. Navy pilot presumed shot down over China's Kwangsi province in August, 1967. and private donations. OK SCHOOL GROUPS Delegates voted against formation of a youth wing Teachers reject new wage offer CALGARY (CP) A new contract offer by the Bow Val- ley school authorities associa- tion was rejected Sunday night by teachers, sending the Bow Valley teachers strike into its third week. Richard West, chairman of the Bow Valley Teacher's As- sociation, said 56 per cent of the 394 teachers who attended the special meeting voted for rejection. The salary grid still remains the main area of deadlock. William Cassanova, Alberta Teachers Association negotiator termed the offer "a far cry from t h e conciliation board award the teachers voted to accept last summer." Mr. Casanova said the two sides are not much closer to- gether and that the strike could still be far from over. Terms of the latest offer were not announced. Mr. Casanova said tha ATA is not in favor of compulsory j arbitration being used by the i government in an effort to re- i solve the strike which has ksnt i 61.1 teachers and about students from the classrooms since Nov. 29. "Teachers had a taste of compulsory arbitration in northern Alberta last year and they want no part of he said. The strike effects students in the counties of Wheat'and and Mountain View, the schoo1 divi- sions of Three HiUs and Dram- heller valley and local boards in Banff. Canmore and Hanna. and throwing his support behind Ine Parti Qucbecois. The newspaper says the signed document, delivered by messenger to Editor Claudo Ryan, hails the Parti Qtiebecois as the only "real alternative" to the current government and as "the provincial force for politi- cal strategy in the struggle for the liberation" of the Quebec people. The author says he has reached his conclusions after "radical self-criticism" since he went underground just before he was to stand trial last Septem- ber on a charge of inciting to violence. At that time he made the announcement on paper bearing the FLQ insignia. In the manuscript entitled "The FLQ and the Major Les- sons of October, Vallieres urges other FLQ members and sympathizers to top actions started in 1963 which culmi- nated in the kidnap crisis of Oc- tober, 1970. The author of Les Negres Blancs Nig- gers of that after an exhaustive study of the political situation he has con- cluded that FLQ actions have become in fact the "pretext and excuse" which present govern- ments are looking for to crush real liberating movements like the Parti Quebecois, labor groups and citizens' commit- tees. He said the FLQ must decide to scuttle its operations or con- tinue "armed agitation" which at the same stroke makes the movement "the silent but objec- tive ally of the power in office" and risks destruction of "the j struggle of the Quebec people. and liquidation of its vital forces." Va'lieres said he decided to make public his thoughts in hopes that some planned FLQ projects will be "defused" be- fore they are acted upon and become part of a strategy of force which works against, rather than for, the Quebec in- dependence movement. CENER PRESENTS THE Weather and road report passed a motion empowering local committees to form high school youth groups which would have some degree of au- tonomy. The conference passed only one a f u 11- conference be McGuire's is the lorgeM supplier of Wishes Como Trup in South, rrn Alborlo shopping ot McGwire's be sure to look over our grt.il -election o! Sport Shirts end New Knit Shins. You'll find thnl th.-y l-nve nil been corcfully picked to mnko the man on your shopping feel like Ihn most pampered fellow in oil the world. Open All Day Wednesday and Thursday and Friday Till Nine! People Going Places Shop men's UJEfW DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH VJU1J Vf-I- -LTJ.JiJ.JV fund donors Coleman, s i.no E. L. Spackmpn, R.ivrnond 2 00 Ai nymous. Fort Macleod A on Thomson, Pincher- r. 5.00 V S Tracy Anne Picture Suite 7.00 Anonymous, within one year. Several other resolutions were introduced for brief discussion and are to be submitted to a policy committee which will prepare final drafts for submission to local committees. The committees will seek consensus on the resolutions. Two resolutions were approved in principle. One called for Time and Reader's Digest magazines to be exempted from special tax privileges. The other called for the CIC to prepare and publish a paperback book dealing with fire issues of foreign investment in Canada. M Waqner's Grade Two Class, St. Patrick's Ele-menlary School, Taber n mfmory of M 8 r I e n Marczuk ?.7f) Anonymous, LeJnbrldgt 300 Anonymous, Enchant 3.00 A. T. Forcmcst 3 Mark, Michael, Joel nnri crri Ann Makis, Mil Iciest incs ft and Mrs. Harold Bruns, Pincher Creek 5.00 The Bridge Gang, Pincher C. 5.GO Mr. and Mrs. Tony Birch, Taber 5 00 15 Unit, Knox United Church Women, Tatpr s.PO S anley and Vendor Plneci, Vfluxiir.ll. 5 00 Duff Sound 5.0ft 1 Anita LuRtfrjartl. Loth. 5.00 Anonymous. LcDihrio'co 500 Taylor, Pincher Club. Pinrl'T C. 1000 M. H- Risirmorc in 00 C. Read', Tr.M Mat lord 10.00 Thp Pile's, Picture mil lo South Afri CAI.CARY fCP) Mill. Mar radcncc, a former leader of tbe Alberta Progressive Conservative parly, said Saturday he has firm evidence that the federa government is quietly sanctioning sales of Canadian military hardware to South Africa. He said the government is hypocritical in allowing such sales because of its strong criticism of Britain's resumption of arms shipments to South Africa earlier this year. lie, i.ethsnclrjc 10.00 n Memory o' the William Skcllon Sr.. 10.00 Mr and Mrv G R- MtBrath, Uthhridqe 10.00 Anonymous, 10.00 Anonymous, Now Dayton 10.K) Frank Otrhalek, Coalririlc 10.00 Mr nnd Mrs. William Letnbridge 10.00 E. J. Dwell Family, New Dtn 10.00 Mr. nnd Mrs. W C, Klmberley, IS 00 Two-Grsde 4 Clnssrs, Ser.ntor Buchanan School, Lelh. 18.10 Tcl.il 7.W.30 Total To-DnlD CLINT'S PORTABLE EQUIPMENT LTD. Phone 653-3534 CARDSTON PRC-CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! PORTABLE ALL-METAL STOCK RACKS Buill to fit any Vi ton piek.up Reg. Pries tlAC Special T 1 Price effective until Dec, 15lh Sec JERRY'S TRADING POST-Fort Mncleod SPENCER S HARDWARE-Cardlton MAGRATH CO-OP-Mciqrcilh CLINT'S PORTABLE EQUIPMENT LTD. "WHCR SALES All SACKED IY Hijacker sliot dead SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reu- ter) A 20.year-old hijacker was shot dead as police stormed a Nicaraguan plane lo capture three gunmen who wounded a Nicaraguan cabinet minister's son in a mid-air gunbattle. Costa Rican President Jose Figueres raced to the sub-machine-gun in police hurled tear gas grenades j into the commandeered jet Sun- day night after it landed to re- fuel. The grenades started a fire on board and screaming steward- esses leaped through shattered windows as police fought it out with the three hijackers. i Several persons were reported wounded, including Fernando Valverde, Costa Rica's security minister. SUNI1ISF. TUESDAY SUNSET .II Letbbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary......... -4 Victoria........41 Pentieton Prince George Kamloops....... Vancouver 41 Saskatoon.......-11 Regina......... -6 Winnipeg........ 4 Toronto.........46 Ottawa...........43 Montreal........43 St. John's.......36 Halifax..........50 Charioitetown......42 Fredericlon......42 Chicago.........39 -4 -4 -9 -13 -15 10 27 24 L Prc -11 .01 -15 -12 -27 -19 .03 -2 -15 32 .04 -13 .03 -13 .06 10 30 -20 -15 -12 29 31 31 28 36 .03 32 .17 29 24 Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas......56 Honolulu........81 Rome...........52 60 45 .13 47 70 37 36 London......... 50 50 Berlin...........46 37 i Amsterdam......48 43 Moscow .30 H Sicckholm.......32 21 .......37 50 FOHKCAST: Lellil.vidgc Medicine Hat Calgary Today and Tiles-1 (lay: Generally sunny but continuing cold. Lows tonight 10-15 he-low. Highs Tuesday near zero. Columbia, Kootenay To- day and Tuesday: Cloudy with occasional sunny periods in the Columbia district Tuesday af- Icrnoon. Continuing cold. Highs tcday and Tuesday 10-20 above. Lows tonight zero. What do you need in the line of Livestock Feeding and Watering rapped The Calgary lawyer said in an interview he knows that the governmenf is allowing an East- ern Canadian businessman to export spare parts for K-36 Sabre ,Iels to South Africa. "An F-flfi without spare parts is said Mr. Harrad- cnce, who formerly owned and flew his own F-86 Sabre Jet. He declined to name the dealer or tbe source of his infor- mation. The lawyer said tbe Canadian dealer's sales are legnl. ''He's obtained tbe export per- mits, lie's obtained the spare parts from the Crown Assets Disposal Corp." Mr. Ilarradence also said the dealer had been selling parts for the same jets to Pakistan before the Canadian govern- ment put an embargo on ship- mcnLs of strategic goods to that country earlier this year. Mr. Harrdencc two years ago headed a group studying (lie fea.sibilily of an independent Western Canada, lie says he is no longer connected with Uw group. Check this list, then come eno' see us if Owotonna Mixer Mills 117 and 100 bu. with Bale Shredder. if Knight Auggie Mixer, Blender, Feeder (Truck or Trailer if Schuler Multi-purpose 120 bu. and 170 bu. Wagons "The Most Wanted Ones" if 3 to 15 ton per hour capacity Haybuster. "Ground feed is belter feed, ihe will suit your need" if Sioux Hog Feeders 2 models the "Feed. Around" and "V-Feedcr" can feed 12 hogs at a time with 40 to 100 bushel capacity. if Brower Creep Feeders Single and Twin Stall. if Ritchie Automatic Stock Waterers, will handle from 40 to 300 head. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Couth Highway telhbridge Phone 327-3165 (CLOSED SATURDAY AFTERNOONS) OFFICIAL AS AT A.M TODAY COUHTKSV OF AMA All highways in the Lelh- bridge dislrict are mainly clear and in good winter driving con- dition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to licvcl- stoke, good winter driving con- dition, occasional slippery sec- tions. Highway 2, Calgary to Ed- monton, few slippery sections, visibilily limited due to drifting snow and passing traffic. Banff li.-'.diiiin and Banff- Jasper highways are in good eondilion with occasional slip- pery sections. Know I ires or chains fro v. bnn tra- vcllirg I'v p and c.i til nl i .i- access PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening ami Closing Timosl: Coutlj 2-1 hours; Canvay 9 a.m. lo r, p.m.: 1VI llonila !l .m. to fi p.m.; iooseville, B.C. 1) a.m. lo fi p.m.; Kingygale, R.C., 24 hours; northill Hykorts 8 a.m. lo midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorsc, 8 a.m. to I p.m. ;