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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Convict got passport easier than did mayor's wife found herself ravelled in (lie red tape meant to trip up the spies, assassins and gangsters who have made Canadian passports notorious. She sat down and wept last week when refused a passport renewal until she war able to provide proof of Canadian citi- anci a name perhaps plucked xenship. from a telephone book to the j She came to Canada P.S an Montreal passport office. The office mailed the passport to the address on the applica- By GEHAHI) McNEIL OTTAWA (CP) Although Yves Geoffroy was serving a life sentence for murder, lie found it easier to gel a passport than did Mrs. William Dennison, wife of the mayor of Toronto. Someone mailed Geoffrey's photo, a certified cheque for tion last Sept. 28, and Geoffroy had it when he fled Christmas Eve while on a 50-hour outside leave to get married. Mrs. Dennison, meanwhile, infant in 1310; she has had four previous passports, and her hus- band, as mayor of Toronto, must lie among the country's most prominent citizens. But the required get legally, easy to come her. YES, WE'RE OPEN MONDAYS SEE OUR NEW SPRING FABRICS Flock nylons, polyester piqoa linits, printed sheers and many, many others. SEW NOW FOR SPRINGI Snkounin "QUALITY FASHIONS BY THE YARD" 320 7th STREET SOUTH LEAP YEAR SELECTION OF JEANS 24-30" bottoms, button flys, patch pockets, split knees Reg. .....Now SELECTION OF BELTS Reg. to Now 325 7th St. 5. Phone 327-3313 187 PAIR LADIES' STYLE SHOES Broken sizes. Famous brand names. Mostly AAA and AA. All shoes from regular stock. Reg. 11.95 to 23.95 SHOPPER STOPPER PAIR 2 PAIR .72 C.OO Personal Shopping Only Kurry in for these Outstanding Buys! BENEFIT SHOES LTD. Open Daily 9 a.m. to p.m. Including Monday. Thurs. and Fri. Till 9 p.m. 615 4th AVE. S. PHONE 327-7300 Like thousands of other honest, Ramon George Sneyd-and the second at the Canadian em- rassy in Lisbon to correct a citizens, she had to get a notar- ized citizenship ccrlificatc be- fore the passport was finally re- newed. CROOKS UNAl'TECTEI) The paradox of 1960 regula- tions "aimed at strengthening the security of the Canadian passport" is that they have made it harder for honest citi- _jns to get the document hut no harder for crooks, as Geoffroy proved. The 1969 regulations have made it particularly tough for those not horn in Canada, be- cause they must provide a birth certificate and proof of citizen- ship. This has entailed difficult searches by mail in many cases. The regulations were Initiated after it was found that James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King, had, during his jetaway, picked up two Cana- dian in Toronto under the name of a policeman, Testify mayor lied MONTREAL (CP) Two po- licemen testified here Mayor Jean Drapeau lied to a Quebec Police Commission inquiry when he said he knew nothing of a document allegedly signed by a woman in 1367 and Incrim- inating Montreal Police Chief Jean-Jacques Saulnier. Lieut. Emile Ducharme and Constable Leo VUlcneuve told the inquiry the mayor lied when lie said he knew nothing about a declaration by Martha Adams and that it was not among Hie mayor's documents. The two policemen said the declaration had been included in a series of documents tiiey gave Mayor Drapeau in May, 1967, and had been discussec during a meeting a year later with the mayor ''for about two hours." Confusion reigned In the courtroom when Constable Vil- leneuve said Mayor Drapeau had lied during his testimony when he said he did not know Miss Adams. The officer later clarified the statement. The clarification made It clear the constable was claim- ing Mayor Drapeau wrongly de- nied knowledge of tie declara- tion, not Miss Adams. RECOGNIZES SIGNATURE Constable Viileneuve, in pre- vious testimony, said Miss Adams had made a declaration incriminating Mr. Saulnier in I April, 1967. Miss Adams later j denied having any knowledge of the declaration although she recognized the signature as Mayor Drapeau in his testi- mony said he did not recall having seen the declaration and it was not among his docu- ments. Lieut. Duchanne and Consta ble Viileneuve reiterated ear lier testimony that the mayor had been given the documents, including the declaration, and it had been discussed in an n terview witli the mayor March 3, 1908, which was also attend- ed by Jean-Paul Picard, (hen president of the Brotherhood of Montreal Policemen. misspelling of Sneyd's name. Sneyd, completely unaware, vas chosen from birth files in a ....'spapcr morgue by Ray be- cause he was about the same ipe. The theory that Ray had co- conspirators was based in part on the ease with which he got the passport. The assumption was that a small-time crook rom the soutkrn U.S. would lave needed sophisticated help in getting a Canadian passport. However an article in this month's Esquire magazine has Phil Canale, prosecutor in the Ray trial, explaining that the procedure for getting a passport llegally in Canada is common ;nowledge among prisoners in Missouri State Penitentiary, where Ray had served time. "Every convict there who had served time contemporaneously with Ray was questioned and a whole body of expertise on Can- ada was turned author Bynum Shaw says in the ar- ticle. Ray wasn't the first assassin to use a Canadian passport. The man who killed exiled Bolshevik Leon Trotsky with an ice-pick in Mexico City in 1940 held a pass- port taken by Russian agents from a Canadian slain in tho Spanish civil war. Numerous Commuunist spies have turned up around the world with such most notorious being Gordon Arnold Lonsdale, the Canadian idenlity used by a Soviet spy tried in England years ago. The real Lonsdale was bom in Canada in 1924, was taken to Finland by his mother :a 1932 and never heard of again. Although the 1969 regulations, requiring five-year renewal of passports, may make things slightly more difficult fo rspies the Geoffroy case proves tha the system can still be abused. "The only way you could pre- vent this kind of situation would be by requiring persona attendance of every appliean: for a passport and requiring him to verify his External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said of the Geof froy case. This would also multiply thi problems for legitimate appli cants. "I don't think it is possible tc prevent this kind of fraud ex- cept by requiring the ordinar; law abiding Canadian to gi through a sort of procedure know would not be Mr. Sharp said. MAO BUTTONS NEW YORK (AP) Lapel buttons bearing the imago of Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung have been sell-! ing briskly in recent days. In j a n t i c i p a t i o n of President Nixon's trip to China, importer Clinton Rcilly secured 50.000 Mao buttons from Hong Kong and has sold in the List i 10 days for 75 cents each. at CAMM'S FEB. 28th and 29th ONLY ALL OUR FAMOUS JOYCE SHOES Af One Low Price In bone, nnvy, and block wot look crinklo potent. Open Mondays as usua Tuns., Wfld., Sol. until 6 p.m Thurs. and Fri. until 9 p.m. "JODY" In nnvy, black, white and 403 5lli Street S. I SHOES YVES GEOFFROY system abused DAYS ONLY 28th, 29th Reg. ACTIVE TV SERVICE Saturday, February 26, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID _ 21 TD bank revenue up TORONTO 'CP) Toronto Dominion Bank reports bal-1 ance of revenue for the quar-1 Drug pedlar sent to prison PORT ALBERNI, B.C. (CP) Roy Eldon Stamp, 26, for- merly of Calgary, was sen- tenced to 15 months after plea- ding guilty in provincial courl here to a charge of trafficking in LSD. Stamp had 53 caps of LSD in his possession when arrested by RCMP in this Vancouver Island community on Jan. 20. ter ended Jan. 31 of an increase of 35 per cent from in the correspimdrns quarter a year earlier. Balance of revenue after provision for income tax, roughly net earnings, was or 73.7 cents a share, up from or 52.8 cento a share. Total assets at Jan. 31, billion, up about 17 per cent from a year earlier. POISON HAZARD Canada has tho highest acci- dental poisoning rate of children under one year of age in the Western world. SAVINGS! ONE CENT SALE ON ALL LADIES' SHOES NOW REDUCED TO ONE AND TWO DOLLARS .00 1.00 PICK ONE PAIR FOR or Ma GET THE SECOND PAIR FOR ONLY .._....... lc MEN'S FIREPROOF Pile lined. Mode in Canada. Reg. 17.95 ONLY ____ MEN'S NEW ARMY SURPLUS CORNER 3rd AVE. AND 5lh ST. S. OPEN MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. Open Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. YOU BETTER BELIEVE SAVINGS UKE THESE JUST ONCE EVERY FOUR YEARSI v f-aMjjwwwi x a flff s f 2-PIECE CHESTERFI In A Selection of Fabrics. Leap-Year Bonus Days 30-INCH 7-PIECE KITCHEN SUITE 9 walnut table and 6 matching chairs. Reg. list 119.00 LEAP YEAR BONUS DAYS Reg. 229.00 LEAP YEAR BONUS DAYS 3'3" CAPITOL DELUXE MATTRESS BOX SPRING AND HEAD BOARD 7.72 4'6" CAPITOL DELUXE MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING LEAP YEAR BONUS DAYS LEAP YEAR BONUS DAYS PLEASE NOTE: MERCHANDISE IS NOT EXACTLY AS ILLUSTRATED OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK! HOURS: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily except Thurs. and Fri. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reg. 298.00 LEAP YEAR BONUS DAYS CONVENIENT TERMS AVAIlABtEl FREE DEUVERYI j 10 Cubic Foot Westinghouse Fridge 326 5th Street South Phone 327-8578 Reg. 244.95 LEAP YEAR BONUS DAYS 18772 ;