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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Mc-ndi'y. ii face charges base bombing ,if fonspirinr; to pervert the pursuing a gang of five or six i-i.iii-ii' of justice bv falsely pro- and expected more arrests lo a dnvius licence. I follow. The Iwo men, Irish building Responsibility for Ihe blast at are both married mcss_onhe_Para- lived in London for some Finhar Kioiie. London. .nvtisrd in trnles lo cause an explosion. Kll.l.ni 5 N'O.MKN Tin1 explosion last Tuesday In army headquarters of this miluary' town from 40 miles Michael Francis ntiiqnan. a. I-imdnn dcstroved (he officers' London, appeared with' him nc- moss and kiled five women, a cused of illegally (ios.---es.sini! a i'hoigun and ammunition. Both nii-n face a joint cliarcc1 gardener and an army chaplain. leading a manhunt for ilk- Iwmbers said they were KILLED IN SHOOTOUT Toronto police detectives Michael Irwin (iefli and Douglas Sinclair were shol and killed early Sunday vhile responding to a call fhol an argument was under way at a surburban Don Mills apartment building. Louis Alexander Fines, 45, waj shot and killed by a fellow officer who went lo the aid of the (CP Wirephoto) icemen battle ch.uU; Regiment was claimed by the Official wing of Ihe out- lawed Irish Republican Army. It was Ihe ailack thai was mounted lo avenge Ihe slaying of civilians in Londonderry's Bloody Sunday when British sol- diers including paratroops clashed with Northern Ireland civil rights demonstrators. RELEASE EXTREMISTS In Ihe Irish Republic, police said all 18 republican extremists detained after the Aldershot bliwi last week were released. Charges of belonging to an il- IcL'nl organization have been laid against four of the arrested men. In Northern Ireland, where the IRA is waging a guerrilla war to unite lister and the re- public, the army said a crowd of women shielded a boy, about 14, from soldiers as he dropped his rifle and fled in the Roman Calholic Lower Falls quarter of I Belfast. Terrorists also struck at a bar in Donaghadee. County Down, owned by Freddie Gitroy. for- mer British, Empire and Euro- pean boxing champion. Gilrny. a former bantam- weight, said a bomb planted by gunmen wrecked the bar. In London, British legislators said today they would press the government to outlaw the IRA in England. Scotland and Wales as militants supporting the guerrillas announced a cam- paign to stir np new support and financial backing for the ERA. Republican sympathizers In London said their organization had c o 11 e c I e d thousands of pounds to he sent to Ireland to Kennedy calls for removal of British troops in Ulster TORONTO (CP) The vio-1 When they arrived el the i lent death of Toronto detective I fourth floor and started down Michael Irwin Sunday may re- i Ihe corridor, a man stepped out suit in renewed eyesight for' of a doorway what ap- fomeone. somewhere in On- reared to he. a pellet gun. inrio. "When they were about 20 Shortly after hp died on the [Kt the said operating table with a bullet in inspector Charles Webb, "Ihe his head from a man blasting mau pointed the semi-automatic away v.-ith a semi-automatic nfle at them and started shoot- .22-calibre rifle, his widow. Bar- jrp a mother of four, signed "The first shot hit Irwin In consent forms for the removal, the head and another shot hit finance to Sin Fein, political voice of the IRA. Sinclair in the chest. It was fatal." Constable Sam Fox, 20, ducked into a doorway as seven more shots slammed into the walls. GUNMAN FLEES The gunman ran down the of the cornea for transplants. 'It was his request that this h-j dom-." .siKd Inspector Jack Webster, invcs.'igaling the. shooting incident which aLo re- sulted in the death of detective Douglas Sinclair, 44, father of one. and later the death of the gunman, identified bv police as I Ix-wis William Alexander Fines, j stairs and Constable Fox gave father of four and a welfare chase to the underground park- recipient, j ing garage where the gunman It's 'a very deep tragedy disappeared. Constable Fox re- two men's lives snuffed out like turned to aid the fallen officers, that said Police Chief 'While at the side of the fallen Harold Adamson. at the scenn men. Constable Fox investi- nf Ihe shooting in northeast. To- gated a noise at Ihe exit stairs ronto moments after it oc-1 at the end of the fourth-floor currcd. hallway, found the gunman, and "It emphasizes the dangers asked the man to drop the that police ofticcrs face at all I weapon, times.' he said, noting that po- The man turned the muzzle licerncn's deaths while on duly i towards Constable Fox. but be nrc 'more frequent, not in To- ronto, but aiTOr-s Canada H's a sad situation.'1 The Iwo detectives, along with a constable, went to a Don .Mills apartment building after receiv- ing reports that a man had (ircd fore he could fire. Constable Fox pumped three shots into his chest, killing him on the spot. Police said Detective Sinclair, who twice since he joined the force in 1959 was commended for "alert, intelligent action Calgary CBC technicians still off job By THE CANADIAN PRESS Calgary' was the only trouble spot today in ths continuing dis- pine between the CBC and its technicians, who have been hold- ing rotating strikes for five weeks. The 33 Calgary technicians, who walked out Feb. 13, re- mained off the Job today bul almost 600 of their colleagues in Montreal, Quebec City and Moncton. N.B., returned after striking Sunday. Mediation talks between the publicly-owned corporation anc llx: National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Tech nicians, which represents the technicians, resumed in Mont real today. The talks began there last Thursday but broke off for Ihe weekend. Off the job Sunday were 500 television technicians in Mont real, 35 in Quebec City and 34 in Moncton as well as the Calgarj workers. Saturday, 102 radio techni- cians in Montreal, 16 in Quebec Citv and seven in Chicoutrmi, a peilol ride fit guests attending j "as killed in the hallway. Del-! Que., returned to work. The parly and also was shooting at ears and sirens alantf the Don Valley Parkway, the building. 300 feet behind eclive Irwin, 33, whose rank- was confirmed only last month, was taken to hospital but died after a five-hour operation. BSSSETT ELECTRIC (1971) 226 12lh St. A NORTH PHONE 327-7508 Now under >ha new ownership of LEON J. CZAJKOWSKI Authorized Dealer and ServicB Centre for PRESTOLITE-LELAND ELECTRIC MOTORS AC and DC Montreal and Quebec City tech- nicians had walked out Friday, those in Chicoulimi had been out since Thursday The Calgary technicians have been barred by management from returning to work until an 1 agreement is reached on condi' J tions governing any future waHi- ouLs. Such agreements have I been reached at other centres across Canada. NABET has rejected a concili- ation board report calling for a six-pcr-cent wage increase ret- roactive to last July and an- other 4.5-per-cent raise effective next July in a 21-month con- i tract. They now cam a max! i mum of S179 a week. Goyer puts Commons seat at stake in GeofIroy case FREIGHTER AGROUND The Van Ocean, a Liberian freighter, dragged her anchor in wind-whipped seas Sunday and was blown onto rocks in Victoria harbor on Vancouver Island. The freighter was listing 20 degrees. (CP Wirephoto) MONTH HAL (CP) Solici- tor-General Jean-Pierre Goycr aid Sunday he is prepared lo out his seat in the Commons "at itake" over the Yves Geoffrey affair. Mr. Goyor has been under heavy opposition fire recently over the case of Geoffroy, who vanished after he was granted mescoi-ted lemporai-y leave 'rom St. Vincent de Paul pcni- t e n t i a r y last December lo marry his former mistress. He lad been serving a life sentence tor slaying his wife. The solicitor-general, speak- ing on a radio program, said he was not going lo "embark on any far-fetched investigation" on the Geoffroy case. "If I am not clear and any lonorable member has doubts about my given word, lhat I did not participate in this decision, I'm ready to put my seat at stake." Mr. Goyer said he would ac- cept 2 challenge to his word From "any member from coast to coast" or from "Ihe right honorable member from Prince lie said in reference lo WASHINGTON Edward cashed a bitter attack on the 3rilish government today, la- belling the killing of 1.1 Homan Catholics in Londonderry as Britain's My Lai and calling for .ho immediate withdrawal of its troops from. Ulster. The Massachusetts senator's criticism came as a congres- s i o n a 1 subcommittee opened learings on a resolution, co- sponsored by Kennedy and an- other Democrat, Abraham Ribo- coff of Connecticut, calling for a British pullout, an end to intern- ment without trial, the dissolu- tion of Northern Ireland's Par- liament and tire eventual unifi- calion of Ireland. Kennedy, who often has been outspoken against British ac- tions in Northern Ireland, said the United Stales no longer stand by and do nothing in the face of daily killir.g and brutal- ity. "For hundreds of years, Ire- land has seemed an incurable and interminable plague on Britain, destined to bring con- stant turmoil to unending gener- ations of British and Irish peo- ple and their he said. Kennedy said that even if he i Renter) t should not involve itself in the Kennedy un- j affairs of Britain, noting that the United States quickly prod- ded Britain when its military base on Malta was in jeopardy. Kennedy charged that it was ironic that the United Slates could dispatch an aircraft car- rier to the Indian Ocean to in- tervene in a dispute belwecn two U S. and Paki- in the case of two other close friends, cannot offer Airports back to non By THIi CANADIAN PRESS Most Canadian airports were back to normal today as strik- ing technicians returned to Iheir posts lo maintain electronic equipment. However, about 600 technl were not Irish and Catholic, he j clans at the nation's two largest would still feel compelled speak out against British ac- tions in Ulster, just as he had spoken out against actions in Vietnam, Biafra, the Middle East and Bangladesh. He scoffed at the Nixon's ad- ministration argument Lhat it 30 students have brush with death MEDICINE HAT Thirty students from Medicine Hat Community College had a brush with death Sunday when (lie muffler fell off their bus during a trip from Grande Prairie. Tony Williams, one of three faculty members accompany- ing the students to a weekend I the job and some others have and Toronto at a terrnorary agree- ment reached in Ottawa Satur- day and refused to return. There also was confusion in Halifax where technicians re- turned on a work-to-rule basis. Air Canada spokesmen said 32 flights were cancelled in To- ronto and four in Ottawa. A spokesman for Ihe Interna- tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Toronto said the men voted unanimously Sunday to stay out in Toronto until the final results of the national vole were known. "Like everyone else, we'll vole he said, add- ing that it would probably take two days before the national vote would be tabulated. In Halifax, local union presi- dent B. B. Harting said il was still unclear what was happen- ing in Nova Scotia. He said designated techni- assigned for emer- gency still on sports event, said he noticed something was wrong with 15 to a> of the students when the bus was approaching Calgary. He said ho had the bus stop- pel and the students taken oft for mouth-to-mouth resuscita- tion in 10 degree below zero weather. The students were picked up by another bus and about a were taken to Calgary General Hospital for treatment. Two, Ernest Krauso and another male student, were kept overnight for observation. The students apparently were suffering Ihe initial effecls of breathing too much carbon monoxide. returned. William Andreef, president of Local 22B in Toronto, estimated it would lake two weeks to re turn Ihe radar, radio and tele- communications equipment to service. "A lot of it has deteriorated an awful lot." he said Meanwhile. Air Canada said 11 would take 24 hours to restore normal commercial flights fol- lowing a full return to work by technicians. The agreement in Ottawa was readied by negotiators for the union and treasury board with mediator Gordon Simmons, a professor of labor relations al Queen's University in Kingston, Ont. n c.in nduction and 7 -V, micro'.! compounded .il .irmrr.'L ft M crr.hu I rusL Contribution, deductible made through February 1972. So send thij coupon now FARMERS MERCHANTS TRUST 309 7th Street South, Lclhbridgc Phone 328-5548 rAir.-.RY irwoNioH RRANDE PRAIRIE ir.rimRiRGE MEDICINE HAT H1DULI.H riiNIKI.AI. WNCOIJWF) NASSAU Plcnw send me lull dMails nil l-ARMfRS A MI'KCHAMIS TKUSr rcn'Slorod retirement inches of now snow and is cUv-rd until plow- ing anl sanding optM'iiUcns nvc completed. Golden I o Knvol- stnko is closed. Tlie naiiff-Kadiimi highway rrrrivcd l-t inches of new snow wilh seme drifiinr; snow. The a s p c r highway is closed. POUTS OF ENTI1Y (Opening Closing Cmitta M hours; Carway il n.m. to (1 p.m.; ll.'l Iloniln fl .m. In fi p.m.; llooseville. II.C. B a.m. lo B p.m.; K'iiifj-Katc, 21 hours; 1'orlhill Itykcrls (1 a.m. to midnight, Chief iMomiUin closed. Wlklliortn, 8 In 5 p.m, ;