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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THt IfTHBRlDCI HMAtB fubnwry M> Jailed FLQ members to appeal court order MONTREAL (CP) Author Pierre Vallieres and teacher Charles Gagnon are to appeal Thursday a decision by Mr. Jus- lice J e a n -P a u 1 Bergeron of Quebec Superior Court who re- jected Jan. 29 a petition for is- suance of write of habeas cor- pus and their immediate release from jail. Vallieres and Gagnon, both arrested shortly after the War Measures Act was invoked Oct. 16 and detained since then, are charged with membership in the outlawed Front de Liberation du Quebec. Habeas corpus is a writ to de- termine whether a person's lib- erty is being restrained without cause. The petition for writ of habeas corpus was originally made for Vallieres, Gagnon, lawyer Rob- ert Lemieux and labor leader Michel Chartrand. Both Lemieux and Chartrand, also charged with membership in the FLQ were released on bail last week pending their trial during the spring assizes opening March 1. QUESTION LAW Vallieres and Gagnon, who failed in their bid for bail, based their appeal on the grounds that the Public Order (Temporary Measures) Act, 1970, was unconstitutional and that the charges brought against them under the act are illegal. The Public Order Act re- placed the War Measures Act, invoked to deal with the Quebec kidnap crisis. The accused argue that the aw contravened the Canadian Jill of Rights and that the state of apprehended insurrection on which the act was based never existed. Mr. Justice Bergeron, in re- jecting the petition, referred to earlier judgments which con- cluded that the bill was clearly within the powm of the federal government. Charges of seditious conspir- acy against the four were quashed Feb. 12. No government action in teamsters' dispute VANCOUVER (CP) Gov- ernment intervention in the British Columbia trucking in- dustry dispute is still just a threat. Attorney-General Leslie Pet- erson had been expected to ask the legislature Tuesday to sup- port a compulsory back-to- work order to end the strike- lockout involving mem- bers of the teamsters union and more than 70 trucking and warehousing companies. But the motion didn't come up in either the afternoon or night session in Victoria and Mr. Peterson gave no explana- tion as to why it was not put before the House. He had given notice of motion Friday. Carl Anshelm, spokesman for the Autotmotive Transport La- bor Relations Association which bargains for most of the com- panies, met with the attorney- general Tuesday, give no details. but would However, he said he was dis- appointed the government had not intervened. Meanwhile, the teamsters, an- nounced they had signed a iota: of 34 companies to a new con- tract which included a conten- tious "struck goods" clause. Blair Whitelock, the union's negotiating chief, said the com- panies involved handle 40 per cent of the highway freight business in the province. "This makes the legislature's debate an exercise in nothing because the public is not being he said. Under the Mediation Com- mission Act, the cabinet has the authority to order a return- to-work and a compulsory set tlement of a labor dispute to protect the public interest am welfare. In this case, the governmen decided to get approval of a motion in the legislaure before taking action. Helicopters for police under study CALGARY (CP) The city police commission has author- ized police to investigate the feasibility of using helicopters. A report by Police Chief M. J. (Duke) Kent said several United States forces have found helicopters helpful in areas ranging from property patrols to traffic control and rescue work. Chief Kent said a helicopter "can patrol 35 square miles in the time it takes a patrol car to cover one square mfle and it will have visual access to many areas obscured to ground units." A city company said it would cost about to make a helicopter and pilot available for too hours a day. The commission also ap- proved a police budget increase of million, the addition of 49 men and a previously ap- proved 8.24 per cent wage in- crease for 1971. Major increases include: sal- aries, million; new cars and motor maintenance, 523, and clothing and equip- ment SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS CLAIROL CONDITIONER Beauty Pack Treatment for hair. Reg. 1.75 SALE 1 Everyday at THRIFTWAY CLAIROL HAIR CARE SALE NICE ;N EASY Reg. SPECIAL ULTRA BLUE KIT SPECIAL Regular .89 KINDNESS 6-01. Reg. SPECIAL CLAIROL HAIR SPRAY Regular and Extra Hold. Regular 99c. SPECIAL 69' Change in adult courts proposed OTTAWA (CP) Legislation! to introduce the concept of in- terrupted trials into adult courts may be introduced in Parlia- ment before Easter, Justice Minister John Turner said Tues- day. The proposed legislation would allow a judge to Interrupt a trial after guilt had been es- tablished but before conviction. The accused could be dis- charged absolutely or on certain conditions. The conditions pre- sumably would be similar to those used in giving probation. Major effect of the inter- rupted trial Is that it averts a criminal record. Mr. Turner suggested in an Interview that the procedure would apply GIFTS FOR HOPI President Richard Nixon and Vice President Splro Agnew present golf balls to the comedian Bob Hope as the trio made jokes Tuesday night in Washington. Hope and a musical group, "Up With entertained members of National Govern- ors'Conference and other dignitaries at White House. ______ Legislature Roundup Government asked to help farmers market products White stetson too small for FBI TV star CALGARY (CP) Televi- sion star Efram Zimbalist Jr. was confronted with an under- sized white stetson when he arrived in Calgary Tuesday night as guest of the city's philharmonic awards dinner. "I've got a big he told deputy-mayor Ed Dooley. He jiggled the hat around, tried to push it down, took il off, looked at the size and mainly in cases of first off- ences, but he did not rule out its use in cases where accused had been before the courts before. The legislation would be part of a package bill of amend- ments to the Criminal Code. Main feature of the bill will be cgislation to prohibit wiretap- ping and electronic eavesdrop- >ing by anyone but police. URGED BY COMMITTEE The Canadian committee on corrections, under Mr. Roger Ouimet of Montreal, last year recommended the inter- rupted trial as a means of avoiding a criminal record as result of minor offences. Mr. Turner said the'proposed legislation will apply to those accused of summary offences or ndictable offences punishable sy up to two years in prison. Relevant indictable offences would include theft under common assault, false pret- ences, and driving while under suspension. Among the summary offences would be vagrancy, causing a disturbance, failure to provide a breath sample, driving with a blood alcohol level of more than .08 per million, making obscene or harassing telephone calls, and a host of other minor off- ences, including pretending to practise witchcraft. the government measures which EDMONTON (CP) The1 problems of agriculture were discussed in the Alberta lature Tuesday, with Hugh Homer Ste. Anne) calling on tie government to do more -to help farmers market then- products. The government should be striving to improve the grain delivery system and port facili- ties, Mr. Homer said after in- troducing a motion which asked to consider ________ will support construction of grain facilities in terminals on the west coast. The motion said the prov- ince's agriculture industry de- pends on the export market for its prosperity, but exports have been interfered with because of inadequate port facilities. Agriculture Minister Henry Ruste said the government is already putting the emphasis on marketing. He moved an amendment which basically called on the government to continue discussions with the federal government aimed at improving the outlook for agri- culture. ADJOURNS DEBATE In adjourning debate, Clar- ence Copithorne Coehrane) said the province should lead the way because Alberta produces 37 per cent ol the country's livestock, is the largest producer of barley anc oats and the second largest producer of wheat. Mr. Homer, E. L. Lee (SC- Dimvegan) and Roy Ells Grouard) called for construe tion of an inland grain term! nal in Alberta's Peace river re- gion, either at Grande Prairie or High Prairie. Suggests "I change ii senate body in MAGIC MOMENT FOAM IN HAIR COLOR FROM TONI Regular SPECIAL .39 HELENE CURTIS TOP MODEL HAIR SPRAY Reg. ?1.98. SPECIAL I RICHARD HUDNUT CREAM RINSE Regular SPECIAL 99' BRECK SHAMPOO Reg. C- 33 SPECIAL RICHARD HUDNUT QUICK PERM Regular 2.39 Open Doily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sunday; and Holiday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m to 9 p.m.. Super Savings Everyday At 2) I laced workers, and will try to Kip the Canadian petrochemi- cal industry to obtain a greater hare of export markets. In other business a .clash over what assistance the gov- ernment gave Wardair Ltd. of Edmonton in a dispute with he federal government trith the first standing vote of he current session of the leg- slature. Don Getty (PC Strathcona tfest) asked the government n a written motion to table :opies of all correspondence lad had with Ottawa on be- half of Wardair since Dec. 31 1969. Wardair ran into difficulties for not sticking to the letter ol the regulations covering over seas charter flights. Highways Minister Gordon Taylor suggested Mr. Gett) keep a little more informed The transport department hai SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS OTTAWA (CP) With politit ical parties splitting and th cabinet expanding, the Senat should shoulder its consitution, burden of protecting regiona and minority rights, a Libera senator said Tuesday. Ontario Senator Richard Stan bury, president of the Libera Federation of Canada, spoke ii the Senate in support of a pro posal for an all-party council o Prairie senators. Senator Stanbury said the chamber had never imple- mented its constitutional role a protector of regional rights. The British North America I Act sets out the composition e the Senate on the basis of pn vincial representation. Political parties, with the e: ception of the Liberals, hav been unable to represent all n gions fully, the senator said. With the growing size of the cabinet, ministers representing regions were "voices crying in the wilderness." Protection of regional and mi- nority rights would be a thor- ough-going democratic function, unlike the other Senate function as the place for "sober second thought" on Commons deci- sions. Senator Stanbury said the Se- nate was enjoying an improved image and losing its reputation ns an anti-democratic body of life-long appointees, a protector of property with few acliicve- taken action and brought about a change in requirements that permits Wardair to post a bond to v.trtect passengers so don't get stranded in some foreign country. When some confusion devel- oped as to whether Mr. Getty's motion for return should be accepted, a vote was called. he count was 58-4 to allow le motion. Standings louse are: 'regressive Conservative 10. Montrealers Hospitals given new authority EDMONTON (CP) Seve major general hospitals in A berta have been given the au thority to determine if their psychiatric wards should as- sume full status as mental hos- pitals, Health Minister Jame Henderson said Tuesday. Mr. Henderson said the pel mission was contained i changes to mental health regu lations amended by cabinet o der in council Under previous regula- lions, a mental patient being detained in the psychiatric ward of an active treatment hospitai could be detained only 72 hours if lie did not volun- teer to remain. An institution with full legal status as a mental hospital would be allowed to detain a patient longer if he required treatment. The system of review panels would ensure that there is no infringment on a patient's ba- sic riRhls because the panels w o u 1 d he extended to cover these hospitals. Mr. Henderson said. in the 65-seat Social Credit 55, 'I take a "We'll get you one that Aid. Dooley promised severa times as he repossessed the hat. Later, in an interview, Mr Zimbalist said he has no pa tience with people who want to dp away with violence in tele- vision programs. 'We live with it all the time Why shouldn't we portray it? "If you want to take out vi olence, you'll have to do awa: with Shakespeare, Euripides and almost all playwrights." Pot in college NEW YORK (AP) Nearly half of City College's stu- dents use marijuana and more than eight per cent use heroin, but use of LSD and other "hard hallucinogens" is dropping off, a study commission reported Tuesday. POPULATION INCREASE SASKATOON (CP) TMe population of this central Sas- katchewan city increased by persons during 1970. City hall statistics show total popula- tion now is respite from snow Weather and road report I ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H MONTREAL (CP) Clearing skies and light flurries early o d a y promised Montrealers respite from their third severe snowstorm in two weeks. T u e s- d a y's attack dumped jbout 10 inches of snow on the city, which had just cleared last weekend's 11-inch snowfall. The storm brought the winter's ac- cumulation to more than 130 nches. Trains, buses and planes re- ported considerable delays in most schedules although the sit- uation was "returning to nor- mal." Tuesday, Air Canada can- celled more than 50 flights. By noon Tuesday, more than 20 per cent of the city's snow removal equipment was in the repair shop. City officials said 15 of their 73 snowblowers had inickled under the strain of the massive snow-clearing job. Thousands were late for work and police asked motorists to leave their cars at home until the storm passed through the province and into the Maritimes today. Mainly sunny and mild weather was forecast for today and Thursday with light snow in eastern Quebec today. OTTAWA DIGS OUT OTTAWA (CP) Residents] buckled down today to the job of digging out from under a 12- inch snowfall Tuesday that made this winter the snowiest on record in the city. Tuesday's snow brought the winter total to 141 inches, the highest since records were first kept in 1890. The old mark, 140.4 inches, was set in 1915-16. Elsewhere in Ontario, freez- ing rain claimed two lives in traffic mishaps at Toronto and Cayuga. Toronto-bound flights, di- verted to Montreal by Monday's freezing rain, were snowbound there until late Tuesday. Lelhbridge Pincher Creek Waterton...... Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff LPre 32 29 27 31 18 24 28 Calgary......... 43 26 Cranbrook.......38 29 Victoria......... 48 43 Penticton.......42 39 Prince George 38 21 Vancouver...... 45 41 Saskatoon....... 32 21 Regina......... 32 11 30 9 35 28 Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa......... 25 16 28 15 22 8 26 24 23 16 31 14 39 34 82 68 65 47 59 34 Montreal St. John's Halifax...... Charlottetown Fredericton New York Miami...... Loo Angeles Las Vegas .22 Rome 41 61 Paris........... 37 45 London......... 38 50 Berlin.......... 28 41 Amsterdam..... 41 46 Stockholm....... 28 32 Tokyo.......... 45 52 FORECAST Lelhbridge Today and Thursday: Variable cloudi- ness. Winds W25 and gusty except light overnight. Lows 20-25. Highs 40-45. Medicine Hat Today: Sun- ny. Winds SW20 and gusty. Lows near 20. Thursday: Cloudy with snowflurries in the afternoon. Winds N15 and gusty. Highs 3040. Calgary Today: Cloudy periods. Winds SW15 and gusty. Lows 5-15. Thursday: Cloudy with light snow. Winds N15 and gusty. Highs 3040. Columbia, Kootenay To- day Period of rain mixed with snow over Kootenay dis- trict. Thursday Cloudy. Highs today 3540. Highs Thursday 30-35. Lows tonight 20-25. No definite lead in capsule hunt RCMP are still without a "def- inite lead" in their search for a missing radioactive capsule and its container stolen Sun- day. The 50-pound container and its pill-sized capsule of iridium 197, a radioactive substance used for industrial x-rays were stolen from a parked truck o w n o d hy the Century Geo- physical Corp, ol Canada. SAVE TIME AND MONEY! Have your Farm Equipment put in good running con- dition now, and be ready for lhat spring rush. Let Les Warner and his capable, dependable men do the job for you. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutti Highway Phone: 327-3165 tethbridge, Alfa. P.O. Box 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth- bridge district are bare and in good winter driving eondision. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Golden is bare with occasional slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke is mainly bare with sections of black ice. Crcston-Salmo highway re- PORTS ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. DC] Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgalc, 24 hours; Porthlll-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain Closed, Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ceived 5 inches of new snow and has been plowed and sand- ed. Motorists are advised to watch for men and equipment working 4 miles west of the s umit. The Banff-Radium and Banff- Jasper highways are in good winter driving condition with a few slippery sections. ;