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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 19, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - 19 Suspects in custody in girl's kidnapping LUCAYA, Grand Bahama Island (CP-AP) - Two men are in custody in connection with lie kidnapping of the four-year-old daughter of a Canadian banker, sources said today. Meamviiile, the banker, Robert Spencer, left the Bahamas Sunday with liis family. Last week's abduction was the second experience by his family in the British colony in little more than a year. Island police would not discuss the two men in custody. But sources said they are both Bahamians and one was picked up later Saturday and the other Sunday. Pattern 4635 Spencer's daughter Andrea was kidnapped last Thursday night by two armed men who invaded the Spencer home. They left her tied up in an abandoned church in an isolated part of the island and telephoned Spencer, demanding $250,000 ransom. Family friends said the young girl freed herself Saturday morning and was found shortly afterward by three airline employees who were looking for wild roses. MONEY RECOVERED Spencer, from Glace Bay. N.S., in the meantime had taken the money to a spot specified by the abductors and dropped it. The money had not been picked up by the time Andrea was returned and was reclaimed by Spencer and the police. The 40-year-old banker, speaking to friends from an undisclosed location in Florida late Sunday, said his family, especially Andrea, stood up well Pattern SEVEN, yes, seven quickie, easy, pretty, school and spring styles with princess lines in one p a tt.er n! Choose permanent press cottons or knits in plaids, checks, solids! Printed Pattern 4635: NEW Children's Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8. Size 6 takes 1% yards 35-inch. SEVENTY - FIVE CENTS In coins (no stamps, please) for each pattern-add 15 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing and special handling. Print plainly SIZE, NAME, ADDRESS, STYLE NUMBER. Send order to ANNE ADAMS, care of ANNE ADAMS, 60 Front St. W., Toronto Print plainly PATTERN NUMBER, YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, and the name of the Lethbridge Herald. DO NOT send it to The Herald 7057 Curl up and relax - it's easy with this cozy afghan. Pussycat, teddy bear, ducks, INSTANT CROCHET - use bulky yarn and a big hook for 7" squares; the loop-stitch lace, 3-D flowers are worked over cardboard. Pattern 7057: directions, color schemes. SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS for each pattern - cash; cheque or money order. Add 15 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing and special handling - to Alice Brooks, care of Print plainly PATTERN NUMBER, NAME, ADDRESS. THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Readers Mail Limited 60 Front Street West Toronto 1, Ontario under the ordeal. "Andrea is probably in the best condition of us all," he said. "I'm a1! right. I keep my nerves in pretty good shape. "Joan is as well as can be expected," he said, referring to his wife. "She has been through two very harassing ordeals. Of course this one was harder on her because Andrea was involved." The earlier ordeal referred to by Spencer occurred last January when Mrs. Spencer was grabbed by a gunman who demanded $300,000 from Spen-cei-'s bank. She managed to escape unharmed by jumping from the abductor's car and ransom was not paid, day vowing never to return to Robert Jr., left the island Sun-LEAVE ISLAND HOME Spencer and his family, which also includes i'our-month-old their home of the last seven years. However, friends said Spencer may have to return in connection with his duties as manager of the Royal Bank of Canada here and for the kidnapping trial but will not bring his family back. He formerly had worked for the bank in Toronto and Regina. A friend, who has been the only source of information on the Spencer family, declined to discuss their itinerary. The friend said Spencer viewed a police lineup Saturday night and that police found the Spencer car used by the kidnappers to make their getaway. In another development, an anonymous man offered a $2,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the two abductors. "The nasty men weren't too bad to me," the friend quoted the little girl as saying after she was returned to her parents. "But they broke Daddy's car." Andrea said she was a 'little scared' when the men left her bat said she "knew I'd gat back home." A doctor who examined Andrea said she was not harmed except for wrist burns from the ropes and a slight cold, The two masked men entered the Spencer's luxury home Thursday night through the patio door. Spencer grappled with one of the men and yelled to his wife to lock the door of the house. The two kidnappers smashed the patio door while Mrs. Spencer and Andrea fled into a bedroom and locked the deer behind them. Mrs. Spencer finally opened the door when the men threatened to kill her husband. The kidnappers then grabbed Andrea and escaped in the Spencer's car. The kidnappers phoned Spencer several times Friday with instructions on where to deposit the ransom money. The money, collected from all banks on the island, was delivered early Saturday to an abandoned cement factory. However, it had not been picked up by the kidnappers before Andrea returned home and was later recovered. C.A.B. alarmed at guideline flap OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (C.A.B.) reacted with alarm Sunday to the reception given a series of guides recently made public by it and the Association of Chiefs of Police of Canada. The tenor of most of the comments has been that the oolice will take control of news during times of crisis, regulating what can or cannot be reported. "At best, many of these comments appear to represent an u n f ortunate misinterpretation by people who either have not read the document or have seriously misunderstood its content and meaning," a news release from the C.A.B. said. "At worst, some comments constitute an outright attack upon the integrity of thisi association and its members by those whose goal can only be to undermine public confidence in the broadcasting media and law enforcement officers. "The aim of both national associations has been throughout-as it is today-not to seek any form of agreement, much less one binding on either membership and, most certainly not to seek any commitments which would, in any way, restrict the freedom of police officers or media to pursue their legitimate activities." EARLY CRITICISM First raised in a Quebec national assembly committee hearing last week, the document referred to brought early criticism because of a clause s a y i n y "because of in-vestigativie and legal requirements, the police have the right Laos truce prospects diminish VIETIANE (AP) - Prospects for an early ceasefire in Laos have diminished because the government's right-wing faction rejected a draft agreement between neutralist Premier Souvanna Phouma and the Pathet Lao rebels. The rightists overcame their usual disputes to form a temporary alliance against the proposals, which they feel give too much cabinet representation to the Communist - backed Patiiet Lao. One junior member of the Laotian government said it now is up to the United States embassy to give wholehearted support to Souvanna's stand to calm fears of American support for lbs riglrt-wing's stalling. Observers who predicted a ceasefire in Laos last week now are saying it may take another one or two weeks. This could be altered depending on how much pressure the U.S. and North Vietnam put on their allies, they added. 15" ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28th, PLAY KCINOVISION IN YOUR OWN HOME Sponsored by KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LETHBRIDGE COUNCIL NO. 1490 The Rules of Kcinovision: 1. Only those cards which hove been validated are eligible. See the instructions above 2. You must validate all six cards td qualify -for one of the ten early draw prires of$]00 each 3. Each game requires a complete blackout. Every number on your cord must be covered A. A winner will be the person obtaining a blackout in the least amount of numbers called 5. Confirmed winners will be required to present their winning card to the Committee 6. If there is more thon one winner in any one game, tie breaker games will be played. The winner will receive $2000 and the remaining $1000 will be divided equally among the consolation winners  All decisions of the committee will be final Here's how to make your cards eligible Send one dollar for each card you wish to use (or $5.00 for all 6). Be sure to include the top number and free space number. *< Additional cards available on request Cards must be postmarked no later than 4 p.m., Feb. 28th WED., FEB. 28th - 9.30 p.m. CJOC-TV CHANNEL 7 EARLY BIRD DRAWS FOR $100 EACH WILL BE HELD 2 A DAY from FEB. 19-23 (inclusive) CARDS WILL BE DELIVERED FEB. 14th. WATCH FOR THEM Enjoy Kcinovision and join with us in assisting the many worthwhile endeavors in our communities to make the decision on release of news for publication." The C.A.B. release said this clause simply recognizes an existing fact, a right exercised riot only by police but "by numerous other news sources." The document-which the release says is neither an agreement nor a pact-"takes nothing away from their (broadcasters) right to press for the earliest and fullest disclosure of information." "Nor, for that matter, does it imply any sacrifice of our additional right' to later question and critcize the judgment of peace officers in withholding information in a given circumstance. "In this context, as in others, the document is intended as nothing more than a guide to assist newsmen and peace officers in understanding each other's functions and problems and to aid in the efficient dis* charge of those functions." Military attache greeted Community life study at Taber TABER (HNS) - A workshop on community concerns for both town and country people will be held in the Blue Room, Taber Community Centre, Feb. 27. The workshop is sponsored by-interested local people under the auspices of the Man and Resource program of the Department of Environment. Part 1 - Raising Concerns, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the afternoon, while Part 2 - Proposing Alternatives, concludes from 7 to 9 p.m. in the evening. Resource persons will be provided through . the Rural Education and Development Association, Edmonton under a joint Federal - Provincial government project. The workshop is open to anyone "concerned" about any phase of community life or betterment. Information may be obtained from recreaitionj director Yvonne Mclvor, home economist Betty Dormer, high school student counsellor Robert Hagel, or district agriculturist Jamie Williamson. Friendsville finally wins FRIENDSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -There is joy in Friendsville Friendsville Academy has finally won a basketball game after six years and 138 consecutive losses. Friendsville dumped St. Oamillus Academy of Corbin, Ky., Thursday night, 64-43. For St. Camiilus it was loss No. 49 in a row. The victory touched off a wild scene in the tiny gymnasium of the little Quaker school. And the celebrating continued Friday. "We've been getting telephone calls from all over the country," said coach Rick Little, who got a ride around the gym on his players' shoulders after the contest. "I've had calls from as far away as San Francisco. We haven't been able to get much done around here." School officials called off classes for the 55 students at noon. The victory also means Little can shave. The 22-year-old mentor, in his first season as a basketball coach, had vowed earlier in the year he would not shave until his team won a game. Inter-faith service held MILK RIVER (HNS) - An inter-faith prayer service, arranged by St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and St. Paul's United Church here, was held recently in the Catholic Church. Rev. Schuster and Rev. Dickie took part. A choir from both congregations sang several numbers and Mrs. Leonard sang a solo. Some selections were read in unison by the congregation. The offering will be used to (urthor inter-faith relations. By JOHN BURNS Special to The Herald PEKING - Peking's military attaches turned out in force yesterday to greet Col. David Struthers, a missionary's son who has returned to China after an absence of 35 years to take up his post as Canada's first military attache to the People's Republic. About 20 attaches, including several from East-bloc countries, were on hand at the railway station to welcome the colonel. He stepped from the train in his hunter-green uniform, making it the first time that Canadian military dress has been seen in the Chinese capital. Accompanying the 50-year-old colonel aboard the train from Hong Kong were his wife, his 16-year-old daughter, and Warrant Oficer Victor Lee, who will be the colonel's aide at the Canadian Embassy. The assignment of a military attache to Peking follows an exchange agreement that was reached between the two countries last year. The Chinese have had two officers of the People's iberation Army working at their Ottawa em/bassy since last fall. Canada is the fourth North Atlantic Treaty Organization country to assign an attache to the Chinese capital. The others are France, Italy and Britain, whose first military attache-like CoL Struthers, an army colonel-arrived last month. With the opening of the Peking post, China becomes the fifth Communist countrv with a resident Canadian military attache. The others are the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Yugoslavia. The China assignment is a particularly difficult one, given the paucity of information the Chinese make available on their 2.8-miUion- man army and the rare opportunities that attaches have to visit military bases. Some diplomats question the value of the assignment, citing the example of one Western military attache who completed his posting in Peking without visiting a base. Col. 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