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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wtdntulor, February 1, 197} THE LETHMIDOE HERALD 23 ANGELA ENTERS COURT Angela Y. Davis enlers Sanla Clara Counly Superior court in San Jose for Ihe start of pre-lrial molions in the case. Behind her is defence a1- torney Howard Moore Jr. Miss Davis is charged with mur- der, kidnapping, and conspiracy. The internationally fol- lowed case was transferred here from Marin County, Dec. 1. Woman freed after waiting six years to go to prison DETROIT TAP) Eula Lee Warner, who waited six years to begin serving time for a 19G4 narcotics conviction, has been granted her freedom by a fed- eral judge. U.S. District Court Judge Cor- nelia Kennedy said the delay was unreasonable and to en- Dog-calclicrs aid under study SASKATOON (CP) City council is looking mlo the pos- sibility of having police issue summons lo owners (if (lops that evade the city dog-catchers. The city solicitor's depart- ment was asked lo study the idea after a .report was receiv- ed from tha dog licence inspec- tors. The report said inspectors often chase wandering dogs, which run for home and are 'ct into the house lo evade the catchers. force the senlence now would be a "denial of due process." Miss Warner. 37, was con- victed in 1964 of possessing her- oin. She was sentenced to five yr.ars in prison. The conviction was appealed lo the U.S. Su- preme Court and upheld in 1965. Slie waited for federal offi- cials lo take her to prison, working at. several jobs, curing herself of her narcotic addiction and staying out of trouble with the law. her lawyer Richard Zipstcr, said. It wasn't until January, 1971 ZipsLer said, when "somebody shuffled some papers in the jus- tice department and discovered Miss that she began serving her senlence at a fed- oral women's reformatory in West Virginia. Once in jail, she wrote a let- ter to Judge Kennedy explaining her plight and asking for court assistance. The judge appointed Zipster her counsel. "No one can account for the delay in placing her in Zipster said. "But there was a mistake and it was the mistake of a federal official." ACTIVE TV FEBRUARY CLEARANCE R.C.A. 23" CONSOLE Walnut Cabinet. Reg. SPECIAL------ 1238 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5070 Were Australians cowards in Second World War? By VINCENT MATTHEWS CP Correspondent CANBERRA (CP) Were Australians cowards in Hie Second World War? This question is being asked here amid dramatic and embar- rassing allegations made by veterans and a former gov- ernment minister on the atti- tude of troops and civilians when the Japanese were on their march of conquest in the early IfMOs. The allegations have tended to larnisli (lie image of the gallant Aussie digger as cheerfully heroic. And they have increased demands for the release of Australian war cabinet records. Argument over Australia's role in die ivar began with the disclosures in the released records of Uic British war cabinet that former prime minister John Curtin and Brit- ain's Winston Churchill had biltor disagreements about the use of Australian troops. But the soul-searching and memory-digging took a differ- ent course when a former pri- vate in the Australian army wrote lo a Canberra news- paper saying it was time the truth was (old til the "coivard- ice, desertion and collabora- tion with the enemy" of Aus- tralian soldiers during the war against Japan. The veteran Michael Cavan- ougli, a dispatch i icier in Ms- laya during the war and now a Canberra journalist, said he had written to the newspaper with his own personal recol- lections of the war because of "resentment that has been building up inside me for 30 years." THAT TOUGH1 And the former Labor oppo- sition leader, Arthur Calwell, who was information minister in the government from 1943 k> 1949 and a member of Par- liament before Uiat, claimed that "we arc not the tough, invincible people we try to persuade ourselves wo are and the complete story of Hie war years will prove it." Calwell, referring to the Japanese bombing of Dai-win, asked: "Why is IJiere suppression of information concerning the bombings and the panic- stricken civib'an rush south that followed and had to be stopped by force? "Why were so many ordi- narily decent Australians gripped so suddenly by such Calwell said that former prime minister Ben Chiflcy laid him that in the week after the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney harbor, the people of Sydney drew 56 million out of their bank accounts. News analysis Sadat survives first real threat CA1HO (AP) President Anwar Sadat has survived Ihe first threat to his regime from the public since he took over from Gamal Abdel Nasser more than a year ago. He did it by using restraint. It was not much of a threat at the start. The milling, chanting demonstrators last week were mostly students. The rest of the public did not join in. But with a little bloodshed it could have got out of hand. The government's restraint deprived the students of a cause, a battle cry to rally the people behind them. Riot police whacked scores of heads, but they were not issued firearms and used only bamboo sticks and tear gas against the rock- throwing students. If they had shot a few, as they did during the last demonstra- tions in Cairo in I960, they could have precipitated city-wide riols that could have posed a real threat to Sadat's basically mod- erate regime. It's hard to whip up a riot, let alone a revolt, around such bat- tle cries as "Tell us the "Long live "Release Judge launches parole campaign OTTAWA (CP) Vancouver Judge A. L. Eewley, a delegate at the nationa' law conference here, has launched a crusade to get judges a veto over National Parole Board decisions. The British Columbia provin- cial court judge said in an inter- view Tuesday night the sentenc- ing judge should be consulted before a person is paroled. Judge Bewley arrived here armed with dossiers on 60 crim- inals who he said had commit- ted frequent offences yet were paroled several times. Some had committed serious crimes while on parole, yet were re- leased again. The emphasis Solicitor-Gen- eral Jean-Pierre Coyer and the parole system were putting on rehabilitation was filling rather than emptying the prisons. "Hard-nosed criminals are laughing all the way to the bank next bank they are going to he said, claiming that other judges share his views. He look particular issue with Mr. Goyer's suggestion that judges need guidelines in sen- tencing. The Supreme Court of Canada already provides such guidelines, he said. SENTENCES MOCKED His main point was that sen- tences were being "emasculated and mocked" by lenient federal treatment. He cited the case of a Penticton teller given a three-year sentence for stealing from the bank in which she worked. The Crowm appealed and the British Columbia appellate court doubled the sentence to six years. The woman went to Kingston prison but was given day parole to study at Queen's University. Judge Bewley said she served about 18 months of the six-year sentence. Meanwhile, tJw bank manager was fired, lost his pen- sion and was near the need for welfare at one point because of the theft. "No one thinks of the he said. He related much of the crime in Vancouver to drug addiction but said he doesn't support the LeDain commission's recom- mendation that medical admin- istration of heroin, under strict controls, be made legal to help treat addicts. Judge Bewley said addicts can go to Vancouver's Narcotics Control Foundation and be treated with methadone, a nar- cotic less severe than heroin. He added that many balk at the methadone treatment. The LeDain commission, in its recent report on non-medical use of drugs, agreed, saying however that legal use of heroin might convince more addicts to go in for treatment. FAY'S APPAREL FINAL! COATS and JACKETS .Vs .50% Reg. to SPORTSWEAR SWEATERS GOOD SELECTION OF CARDIGANS and PULLOVERS 07 LOUNGEWEAR 25 lo 50% off ENTIRE STOCK OF DRESSES and GOWNS Petite Regular and Half Sizes 1 .50% Off BLOUSES UP TO 50% OFF RACK PRICES S2-S5-S10 Consisting of COATS, SUITS, DRESSES, SHIRTS, PANTS SPRING STOCK ARRIVING DAILY NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS 407 5th St. S. Phone 327-5176 OPEN MONDAY Thru SATURDAY our arrested student comrades" and "Give us war or peace, but nothing in between." PROTESTED DOUBLE TALK The students were protesting the double talk they have been getting from the PRESIDEN SADAT use restraint fiery official statements calling for the "first battle with Israel" from a government that knows it is no better organized to bat- tic Israel than the previous ones that fought and lost. The demonstrations appeared to be spontaneous, and the stu- dents also were relatively re- strained. They seemed loo dis- organized to be guided by any sinister unseen hand as Sadat charged. There was no vandalism, no pillaging of shops, not even the posters and banners that nor- mally accompany so-called spontaneous demonstrations in the Arab world. A few windows were broken in downtown Cairo but mainly from rocks meant for the police. For two days the disorganized thousands milled through the streets, chanting, waving their fists and scuffling with riot po- lice. The third day, Wednesday, was the feat of Bairam, the big- gest religious holiday of the Moslem year, and the steam went right out of the demonstra- tors. The riot police disap- peared, and the streets filled with holidaying families. But the trouble is not over, streets again. The students are still not satis- fied, and they may take to the And Sadat still faces the same dilemma he inherited from Nas- go to war or to sue for peace. must have wanted some spare cash to buy rail tickets across the Blue Moun- tains if Ihe Japanese he said. The recollections of ex-pri- vate Cavanough were even more dmaging to the Aussie digger image. AHREST TROOPS He wrote: "One of our first jobs when we landed in Java was to ar- rest and confine 300 men of the Australian infantry forces who had deserted in Singa- pore and forced their way aboard a British ship which was evacuating women and children from the island. "The troops, led by an Aus- tralian captain, forced their way on board at gunpoint and left British women and chil- dren on the wharf. "No one has ever told what happened to these men but not one of them was ever brought to trial." Oavanough said other vet erans had confirmed his ac- count of wartime events and one, Harry Loekwood, said he believed it was common knowledge that some Austral- ian soldiers had forced their way on to ships just before Singapore fell lo the Japa- nese. Cavanough was captured and hsld a prisoner of the Japanese for four years. He went on: "Nobody has ever told how some senior Australian officers in Java got drunk each night with their Japanese captors and were carried to bed by Australian prisoners. "These officers slept be- tween sheets, had pillow cases and mosquito nets while other ranks had to use banana leaves or strips torn from shirts for bandages. "I have the name of n padre who pilfered tobacco from prisoners in a Japanese camp. "The prime minister has a duty to perform in letting tho records of those war years bo published." There was an immodiato outcry of protest at Cavan- ough's allegations. The na- tional secretary of the Re- turned Services League, Alex- ander Keys said it was sad to read such statements so long after the events. "The pris- on e r -o f -w a r episode was among the most tragic and also most heroic of the whole Australian wartime commit- ments." A former prisoner, Sir Ed- ward Dunlop, said: "The per- formance nf Australians under shocking conditions is something 1 will always re- member with pride." Prime Minister William McMahon promised to consi der release of the war records "as soon as possible." The Labor opposition party, which is directly involved cause it was a Labor govern- ment that ruled Australia dur- ing the Second World War. is urging that the record be sot straight. But the government Is In a dilemma. There still are many people alive who could be "seriously as one official put it, by tire publication of the war records. And in any case the records are understood to bs far from complete. STEREO FAIR See Page 7 COUNTER ATTACK; A GOOD WOLF is A DEAD WOLF Clifford Olmslead refutes a public outcry in defence of referred lo in a Weekend Magazine articlo last April. A vereran of 46 yean of hurling ond fiihing, he ar- gues that wolves are voracious, and don't necessarily de- serve our sympalhy. 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