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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE UTHMIDGi HWMD Thundoy, February Fourth juror selected in Rose murder trial MONTREAL kid- nap-murder trial of Paul Rose continues today with four of 12 jurors chosen while in another court a judge is to rule on mo-1 charges tions asking him to withdraw' from the trials of five persons facing seditious conspiracy Region alienation needed in Canada OTTAWA (CP) Regional alienation in any part of Canada ii of national importance, Sena- tor Ernest Manning said Wednesday. The former Social Credit pre- mier of Alberta told the Senate there is considerable evidence 497 arrests made during FLQ crisis OTTAWA (CP) All persons arrested under the regulations of the War Measures Act or the Public Order Act have either been released or charged, Jus tice Minister John Turner sai< Wednesday. He told the Commons there were 497 arrests in connection with activities of the Front de Liberation du Quebec in Quebec. Of these, 435 persons were released and 62 charged. Of those charged, 32 are being detained without bail. Mr. Turner was replying t Eldon Woolliams David MacDonald mont) asked whether any of th 435 released without charge hac lost their jobs. Mr. Turner said he didn have that information. But he noted that the Quebec ombuds man had offered to look int any case of personal loss su fered by such persons. Mr. Turner also said he ha instructed the RCMP to return all fingerprints of those arrestei and not charged. Outside the Commons, Turner aide said fingerprto taken by the RCMP Itself those not stroyed. charged were de- regional alienation in the ariUmes and the Prairies as ell as Quebec and it must no eager go unheeded. But regions with grievances wild have to be ready to help ther areas achieve answers to .heir concerns. Senator Mandng was speak- ing in debate about a recently- ormed council of Prairie sena- of which he is a member. Senator Arthur Pearson (PC -Saskatchewan) said the alien- tion of Western from Central Canada is largely a communica- tions problem. The council could create a better understanding of western issues. DEBATE SCIENCE POLICY Senator Donald Cameron Ind.-L-Alberta) launched a lebate on the first volume of :he report of the Senate's sci- ence policy committee, saying .hat although Canada's contri- mtion to world technology is only about two per cent com- pared with that of other nations, ts science budget is strained. Canada had to recognize "the limitations of the public purse" and establish p r i o r i t i e s for spending science dollars. Senator Cameron said his only reservation about press cover- age of the report concerned what he called a tendency by some journalists to imply that the committee was overly criti- cal of the National Research Council and Atomic Energy of Canada. The committee had only tried to establish facts without preconceived1 ideas.. The research council bad es- tablished a high standard of ex- cellence in Canada's scientific community. Because of its as- sistance to universities, many top scientists had been trained. Senator Therese C a s g r a i n called the cham- ber's attention to the fact that women are not eligible for jury The fourth juror was selected Wednesday in the trial of Rose for the October kidnap-murder of Pierre Laporte, then Quebec labor minister. Proceedings were interupted by the 27-year-old Rose who persisted in shouting at Mr. Jus- tice Marcel Nichols during jury selection in Court of Queen's Bench. In another court today, Mr. Justice Roger Ouiraet is to rule on motions asking him to with- draw from the trials of live per- sons on seditious conspiracy charges arising from terrorism in Quebec during October. Labor leader Mitchel Char- trand, lawyer Robert Lemieux, author Pierre Vallieres, teacher Charles Gagnon and Jacques Larue-Langlois, former CBC radio producer, have all told Mr. Justice Ouimet he has pre- conceived opinions about them and cannot be impartial. Seditious conspiracy is pun- ishable by a maximum of 14 years imprisonment. CALLED FLQ MEMBERS All five are also accused of membership in the outlawed Front de Liberation du Quebec which claimed responsibility for the Oct. 10 abduction of Mr. La- porte and the kidnapping of James Cross, Oct. 5. Mass slayer to stand trial COMPLETE DEVASTATION A worker surveys the aftermath of a chemical plant explosion near Brunswick, Ga. Other workers sift through the wreckage In the back- ground. At least 24 people died Jn the disaster and many more were injured. Munitions plant explosion survivor describes disaster CRANBROOK, B.C. (CP) Date Merle Nelson, 31, of West Creston, B.C. was committed Wednesday to stand trial on eight counts of non-capital murder. The committal decision was by provincial Judge Dav- id Lunn at the conclusion of a three-day preliminary hearing. Nelson is charged with the Sept. 6 slayings of eight per- sons three adults and live children from two West Creston families. More than 30 witnesses were called to testify at the hearing, which was closed to reporters by Judge Lunn. No dial date was set. Kelson was arrested the day after the mutilated bodies of seven persons were discovered in two farm, houses near West Creston in southeastern B.C. The body of the eighth victim, eight-year-old Cathy Phipps was found in the same area several hours after. Nelson's arrest. She had been stabbed. The other victims were Jabbed. Nelson vm nested after a search by more than 0 RCMP officers and racker dogs. Student representation on faculty council hiked duty in Quebec and Newfound- land. Some other provinces al- lowed women to be excused from jury duty. ____ ELKS PUBLIC BINGO EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 14 GAM5S TWO JACKPOTS SO NOS. AND 55 NOS. PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS MEMBERS AND GUESTS IN CANTEEN 1251 3rd Avenue South__________ ENTERTAINMENT for ELKS and GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS THURSDAY, FEB. 4th-METROS FRIDAY, FEB. 5th-MOON GlOWS SATURDAY'S DANCE-CL'fF'S COMBO Rose continued Wednesday to question prospective jurors for Ms trial and was twice forced into his seat by police who moved In to take the micro- phone away from him. The 27-year-old former teach- er did not resist the police ac- tion. Mr. Justice Nichols warned that "my personal patience may be inexhaustible but that of the court certainly is not." "Stop playing the martyr with your Rose retorted. "I'm far more patient than you are." Four jurors were rejected, one by the Crown which offered no explanation and the other three because they were ruled partial after being questioned by Rose, acting as his own law- yer. DOESNT UNDERSTAND One man told the judge he did not understand the meaning of the words "partial" and "im- partial." The accused questioned pro- spective jurors about their fami- lies and jobs before moving on to political topics and posing questions the judge refused to accept Examples: "Have you ever lost a job because you are a "How many English universities are there in Rose answered the question himself by saying there are three English-language universi- ties in Quebec. He then asked about the number of French-lan- guage universities in the prov- ince. "I won't permit that ques- the judge repeated. "There are said Rose. Mr. Justice Nichols warned the accused about bullying jury candidates and rephrasing their replies to suit himself. "You are trying to the judge said at one point. BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) A worker injured in an explosion at a munitions-making plant that killed 24 persons Wednes- day says she saw fire before the blast. Lillie Mae Rainey, 18, one of the 34 in hospital with injuries, said: "There was all this fire and a loud blast, and everything started the Her statement provided a clue for representatives of the Thio- kol Chemical Corp., army and FBI who probed the ruins of the Thiokol complex in the Georgia marshlands seeking the cause of the blast. Miss Rainey, speaking from her bed at a Jacksonville, Fla., hospital, said she was on a porch of the reinforced concrete staneu ure pun-n m roof and everything around us." I building where magnesium EDMONTON (CP) A mo- tion to increase student repre- sentation on the University of Alberta General Faculty Coun- cil was passed Wednesday. The motion, passed by a 42-33 vote, will allow 49 students to sit on the 127-man council. Twenty-four administrators, 49 academic staff and various ap- pointed members will also sit on the council. Before the changes, the 89- man council included three stu- dents and 48 members of the academic staff. The rest were administrators. It was not known when the changes would become effec- tive. A university spokesman said it was the only Canadian Uni- versity she knew of that would have such a large representa- "I will not permit you to twist the words of the witness." tion on the faculty council. About 750 students watched the proceedings of the council meeting over closed circuit tele- vision in the students' union building and cheered loudly when the motion was passed Two blamed for disaster SARAJEVO (Reuter) A Yugoslav mine supervisor and i foreman were sentence! Wednesday to three and 4% years imprisonment r e s p e c lively for negligence which to the death of 50 men in a coa pit disaster last March. The miners were killed after meth ane gas ignited and blew down the roof. flares were being made when she saw the fire start at a steel house trailer used as part of the assembly line. The explosion turned the trailer into shrapnel, flattened all but one wall of the concrete structure and twisted metal lands of an adjoining ware- jouse into weird patterns. PUNCTURE HEAT LINE Pieces of debris punctured an above-ground steam heat line so many times is resembled a sieve. Surrounding pine woods were set afire and the blaze burned fiercely more than an hour before being brought under control. Miss Rainey was listed in fair condition. Seven others among the injured were critical. J. B. Galloway, Thiokol divi- sion manager in charge of the plant 45 mies southwest of here, which employs more than 500, said chemicals- in tie build- ing' were not detonating mate- rial. "There were no high explo- sives involved in making the trip flares and illuminating de- vices in that area." Within minutes of the explo- sion, the injured were being taken to hospitals in St. Marys, Brunswick and Jacksonville. A makeshift morgue was set up in the lunchroom of women employees. Tables were moved out in a drizzling rain, and 16 bodies in blood-soaked" wrap- pings were laid side by side. Relatives filed by and identified most of them. Cathy's parents, Raymond Phipps, 42, and his wife, Isa belle, 26; three other Phipps children, Pau, 10, Bryan, 7, and Kenneth, 18 months; and Mrs Alex Wasyk, 30, and her daugh ter, Tracy, 8. Police said soome of the vic- tims, had been shot, others Alberta woman dies in mishap HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) An Edmonton woman was killed and another injured Wednesday n a one-car rollover 40 miles east of here. The Arizona highway patrol said Ingrid Doreen Dovreett, 19, was killed when the car in which she was riding .went out of control on the snowcovcred road and slid down an embank- ment. The driver of the car, Pamela Joyce McPhail, 18, suffered minor injuries and was not taken to hospital BRITAIN PROTESTS LONDON (Reuter) Britain protested to the Soviet Union Wednesday about the recent harassment of traffic on the au- tobahns from West Germany to West Berlin. Mikhail Smirnov- sky, the Soviet here, was summoned to the for- eign office to be given the oral protest, a foreign office spokes- man announced. Weather and road report ABOVE 12-00 ZERO AT SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge...... 24 10 .05 Waterton Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton..... Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary...... Victoria....... Cranbrook .32 Prince George Penticton..... Vancouver Saskatoon 24 29 24 19 10 16 24 21 42 Sons of Premier Bennett deny profit making charge 21 3 41 32 42 35 4 0 14 .02 4 .04 341.16 22 .06 .01 Rome 32 48 Paris 37 47 London 43 54 Berlin 28 37 Amsterdam 41 46 Madrid 32 45 Tokyo 30 46 FORECAST Lethbridge Medicine Hat Occasional light snow to- day. Drifting and Wowing snow. Winds W20 and gusty shifting to N15-ZO by thU afternoon. Lows zero-five be- low. Friday: Cloudy periods and colder. Highs 5-10 above. Calgary Occasional light snow clearing this afternoon. Regina......... 3 -9 Winnipeg.....'. 3 1 Toronto......... 20 10 Ottawa......... -1 -14 Montreal........ 5 -17 St. 25 .02 Halifax 2 -13 Charlottetown -2-18 Fredericton -1 -23 Chicago........ SO 28 .02 New York...... 22 20 Miami......... 72 65 Los Angeles 61 47 Las Vegas 56 30 SHELL CANADA LIMITED Requires the following staff EXPERIENCED INSTRUMENT REPAIRMAN THE POSITION involves repair, maintenance and minor instolla- lion of pneumatic control systems ond process gas analyzers at our Waterton Gas Plant in Pincher Creek area. Position is availablo due to Plant expansion. Applicants should have Technical School Education or equiva- lent and at least 5 years of related industrial experience and be capable of handling the No. 1 Instrument Repairman position. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS should write, outlining full qualifications to: SHELL CANADA LIMITED P.O. Box 108 PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA ATTENTION: OFFICE SUPERVISOR VANCOUVER (CP) Wil- liam and Russell Bennett de- nied Wednesday that they have made profits out of being the sons of British Columbia's So- cial Credit Premier, W. A. C. Bennett, and described Bob Williams (NDP Vancouver East) as a publicity seeker, trying to advance his "tottery" political career. The verbal onsluaght began in the legislature in Victoria Tuesday when Mr. Williams charged that government de- partment helped the premier's sons, William and Russell, and other "millionaires on the make" in the Kelowna area of the Okanagan Valley escape city pollution control require- ments, obtain zoning approval, highway access and water sup- ply to their property develop- ments and to benefit from low assessments for taxation pur- poses. The New Democratic Party member also said the premier is enjoying an "80-per-cent tax writeoff" on land he owns that is situated within provincial jurisdiction just outside Ke- lowna city limits. In an interview Wednesday night the premier's sons said: they are "well off enough not to have to count the dollars but in- sisted that their good fortune has resulted from their own ef- forts; Declared that Mr. Wil- liams is indulging hi innuendo when he attempts to claim a land development project hi which they are involved has ob- tained special highway access, CLUB Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th Street North Weekend Entertainment 1 SOCIAL EVENING Friday, Feb. 5th 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music by "ANYTHING GOES" Per Couple MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS! IN THE CLUBROOMS SATURDAY EVENING "ANYTHING GOES" 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Winds shifting to ing drifting snow. Mainly sun- ny and colder Friday. Lows 10- 15 below. Highs zero-five above. Columbia, Kootenay To- day: Snow with winds S15. Snow ending in Columbia, dis- trict this afternoon. Tonight and Friday a few cloudy pe- riods with winds N20. Highs to- day 28-35, except 22-30 in Co- lumbia district. Lows tonight 10-20. Highs Friday 20-30, cr- cept 15-20 in Columbia district. zoning and other benefits from he provincial government; Flatly denied the NDP representative's statement that hey are "rip-off artists" and "roadrunners" making "huge profits" out of land develop- ments alongside highways, Rejected as false Mr. Wil- liams' statement that a shop- ping centre development in question near Kelowna has evaded obtaining a pollution control permit by claiming the development's effluent d i s- charge would be too small. They said they personally re- frained from any dealings in connection with the develop- ment that required contact with provincial government de- partments, "are used backs." explaining they to guarding our William Bennett accused Mr. Williams of using him and his brother "as a catalyst he is going through to attack the premier." "I hope some day to have an opportunity of a direct political confrontation with him on a more factual basis where the public may be the judge, and where we have the opportunity of terminating his somewhat erratic career." "My hoys are not boys, they are 38 (Bill) and 42 They have made a brilliant success of their lives, and in my humble opinion, Williams has been an abject said the premier. Both sons admitted that they sold property to Marathon Realty for But they denied Mr. Wil- liam's claim they had pur- chased it for an acre when first assembling the land and before selling it to Mara- thon for about an acre. To Mr. Williams' statement (hat some of the land involved is assessed at only an acre, the premier's sons said this would he farmland that will be assessed at a much higher value if and when it becomes development land. But they said they did not feel it was under-assessed. Femco Tractor Cabs The Perfect Mate For Your Tractor Or Combine! Ifs designed to fit your particular machine as though It were actually of its basic structurs. Pains-taking engineering, Precise tooling and careful workmanship produce your cab for life. We will accept barley at per bushel on present stocks onlyl GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2, Nanton to Glen- wood Road is mostly bare. From Glcnwood Road to U.S. border there are long icy sec- tions. Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Grassy Lake is mostly bare. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to Brocket is mostly bare. Brocket to 4 miles east of Pincher Creek covered with thin packed snow. The wheel tracks are bare. 4 miles east of Pincher Creek to Cmvlny is covered with thin packed snow. Cowlcy to B.C. border covered with thin packed snow, wheel tracks are baring. Highway 5, Lethbridge fa Cardston is bare. Cardston to Waterton is mostly covered with thin packed snow. Highway 6, front Pincher Creek to Waterton is complete- ly covered with thin packed snow. All oilier highways in the Lethbridge district are bare ar.d in good winter driving con- dition. Highs-ay 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff. Generally in good winter driv- ing condition, with a few slip- pery sections. Banff to Golden had 4 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Drifting snow near Golden. Golden to Revclstokc, plowed and sanded with occasional slippery sec- tions. Banff Radium, highway had 3 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff Jasper highway is closed. Creston Salmo highway had 19 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Motorists are ad- vised to watch for men and equipment working. PORTS OK ENTRY (Opening and Closing Couits 24 hours: Canvay 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 pm.- Rooscville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain Closed. WUdhorsc, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;