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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR ZERO The LetHbrtdge Herald LKTIIBRIIXiE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1372 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES moon MONTREAL (CP) The Gazette says escaped murderer Yves Geoffroy is believed to be travelling under Ilic namo of Real Roland Lalond. The newspaper says there are indications that Uie honeymooning fugitive and his hridc, (ho former Car- men Parenl, may he in Europe rather than in Mexico or E.iiilh America as once believed. II adds that "as for the mystrry name in the case thiil of the guarantor on Godfrey's fraudulent pass- porl application I ho purported signature apparently is lhal of a notary whose last name is Hnmcl." Airline records checked by the newspaper Monday reveal that persons named Lafond (ravelled to Europe from Mon- treal on two different airlines on the night of.Dec. 24 _ Uie day Geoffrey was released unescorted from prison to marry Miss Parent. Air Franca records show that res-ervalions were made for three persons with that name two adults and a child but only one person of that name ac- tually boarded a flight to Paris. On BOAC, meanwhile, two persons with reserva- tions under that name flew to Londou from Montreal the same evening. There is no indication whether or not both were odulU. Whereabouts secret GeoriYoy has thren bov.s buhvecn (he age? of threa snd richl. vim had been living with tno brothers and R niairied sister of the convict while he was in prison. The newspaper quotes mtmbers of the family as de- clining to disda-e Mmictoy whether all three children ere still in The Gazette slon, by spoiler George Radvansld vho has followed the case since it broke in Decem- ber, says Interpol, the international police organization, dso has reasons (o believe HIP manhunl should be fociifSfid on certain parLs of Europe. In his passpnrt application, dated Efept. 28, Gcoffroy liis hirlhiil.-ici! as .lolicttc, Quo., and his date o[ birth as April 'L'i. In rralily he born ill Montreal July 5. 19.'13, but spent a great part of his later life in the Joh'efUj srea. Tea notary's office In Joliette has nt> record of a Heal Roland Lafond in either of the hro parishes which exited in ISM. the Gazelle adds. "It is possible, however, that some one of that name was born and christened in one of the small coimnuniLics Joliette the story says. War of words continues between B.C., Ottawa VICTORIA KTi Premier W. A. C. Bennett call- ed Monday for Uie resignation of Prime Minister Tru- deau because he swore in the Commons earlier in the day. Mr. Bennett (old Ihe legislature: "I want lo say as premier of this province and as a good Canadian that 1 abhor these lands of tactics and these kinds of statements by the federal prime minister. Ihe Liberal prime minister, and I officially call (or his resignation.'1 Mr. Triideau used Ihe words "your goddamned question1' in anbuvring a question by Conservative leader Robert Stanfield. Mr. Bennett's request was the latest in a war of words between Ottawa and British Columbia Uial be- gan more than a week ago when Prime Minister Tnideau called Premier Bennett a bigot who thinks there are loo many French people in Ottawa. The B.C government responded by announcing it would challenge the legality of the federal govern- ment's equalization program. No such action has yet been inilialed. Mr. Bennett's personal response to being labelled a bigot was to tell reporters, "just say I smiled aff t-miled and smiled." Einstein >vus right Tly 1T.ANK CAREY WASHINGTON (AP) Scientists who twice haul- fd atomic clocks around Uie world in 80 hour trips Fay they have confirmed what Albert Einstein theo- rized: lime is rolntiv. The flijiliLs also yielded new time-keeping informa- tion hnporlant lo naliona] defence, space exploration and ipatinn. One of KiusleinY-. t.henries nf relativity holds that, Hi- nmc a Hock IITMMIIVS depends on its speed rcla- lo ftp earth, I ho stars and all other objects In (he Ulliv worn p'nvily for ;j rapidly-mov V'niiv.nirr Ki-ii'iie ;HK] pln.ninsL oui lii Km.slriii Ilieory lasl Or- lobcr when I hey around (he world, first to Iho :nul ;i wiH'k kiUT In the willi four atomic cluck- in 'I he Ih1 uy implies n clock Irnvcllinp -it MIC i (if n jrl should .shmv ;m 'd lini- .1 nf ;i second IPSS ni i home riiirinc nn 'IK1 i'1'K k l.i vpxlv.'rml fJinuld show linif n fr.'iclinn nf n socond pro.'ilrr Uinn MI ;m clock brraiisn Iho plnne would he (Kir-.u Iho carth'h puslcrly rolnlion. in nn inlcrvicw T.iat (he first firm -iirciiHMil.s of Iho trips arc consist cut with l.hcso pi-njiTlrd cmirlnsinns: Tin1 clocks in offocl "ran slow" lv. ;i rtimparod with nn oarth- d I'ni aiiullici1 liuu1 conlraclcd fur liir nirhorm: TrnvollinK wosl.w.'ird, the clocks "rnn nr {.line by 27.vinllionths of a second, Nixon says no secret a cco SMILE A smiling Ken Hurlburt acknow- ledges cheers from delegates after winning the Progres- sive Conservative nomination for the tethbridge riding for Ihe next federal election See story page 11, al Ihe Civic Sports Cenire. Language policy comes under fire OTTAWA (CPJ Four Eng- lish-speaking Conservatives dominated the Commons Mon- day with -i scries of attacks on the government's approach lo bilingtialism dial foreshadowed some bilter election campaigns. The II. Peddle (Grand Falls-White Bay-Labra- Douglas Alkenbracfc (Pronlenac-Lennox and Adding- .1. Patrick Nowlan f Annap- olis Valley) and Waller Dins- rial e. during Ihronc speech debate on government policies, which winds up its eight-day allotment today. Their speeches left Eymard Corbin saying lie was "ashamed as a Canadian'" ar.d Opposition Loader Robert side- the he didn'l want to comment BP their spe- cific remarks. Mr. Peddle said be personally had no bigotry, but "that for the past number of years the tail has been wagging the dog in Ibis country. "I think there is the great danger in the majority in this country or any other becoming too magnanimous." PROGRAM COHnVPTED Mr. Alke.nbrack. arguing that the Triideau government has been unjust to unilingual Eng- lish-speaking public servants, eaid "the official languages pro- gram already been cor- rupted aH has bcrome oulrighi, French-Canadiar'sm.1' What we are dealing with now is not bilingualism, but a more sinister move to pro- mole the use of one language in every area of federal activity." Mr. Nowlan said that the-a "is lots of truth" to the allega- tion that a Montreal Mafia is wielding power in the federal government. The ministers who have the ear of the prime minis- ter have a very narrow bark ground." Mr Dmsdale criticized Prime Minister Trudeau for calling British Columbia Premier A. C. Bennett a bigot two weeks ago. saying Mr. Bennett had mcrr'y pointed out that if bilin- gual qualifications were going to he a major requirement of being hired as federal employ- ees, naturally westerners would be discriminated against. In an interview laler. Mr. Slanfield said the government policy may be au issue in some constituencies. But Mr. Slaniield, who has taken great pains to learn French and who yearns to in- crease the three-seat Conserva- tive representation in Quebec, said that "it will certainly not be an issue as far as the parly is concerned.11 SIA.IOR INCIDENT The sheer weight of the race- oriented debate outstripped what bad been the major inci- dent of the day: The prime min- ister's use of the phrase "Goil- damned" regarding a question from Mr. Stanfield. The remark appeared to fol- low a misunderstanding be- tween die two leaders un whelher Mr. Stanfield was ask- ing about unemployment in Sud- bury, Ont, particularly, or in the country in general. At any rale Mr. Trudeau Knapped "'Uial was your God- damned question" when Mr. Stanfield pursued the issue, prompting general hooting from the opposition benches. Mr. Trudeau has been sc- cused of mouthing more ob- scene swear words in the Com- mons, but this is the firsl of any description that appeared in Ihs written record of Commons de- bate. Govt. tarns Geoffroy down OTTAWA CCPi The govern- ment, today rejected two more opposition requests for a judi- cial inquiry into Hie escape of. convicted wife-str angler Yves Geoffroy. Prime Minister Trudeau (.old Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield in the Commons that the government will not author- ize an inquiry because all the circumstances are known to the public. The administration also turned back a formal motion by Stanley Knowles, NDP floor leader, seeking an inquiry on grounds the Commons is getting nowhere balling Uie issue back and forth daily. Geoffrov was allowed out of enior a Leap Year lark culturally satisfy- Jut; A llprl Tnkyo (n- f'inri walrr pipes, ronds and on a Jap- island. The only roporl police bad of Injurios was Ihrec persons hurt slightly by falling debris. Tho I'arllniuakc's force in Ihn eiiniisih le- j-liakn houses and Inpple (in Island, inudi closer lo Ihe quake's centre, nearlv nil nf Ibr hnusrs liari no wntor and pinc-s were Imikrn. polico said. They said FOIIK? k.-lL'phono lines nil. Traffic was .slopped nl ihroo places and rurlailed al nine oth- ers because nf landslides. They nlso reporlod to bouses on the island nf Ml.uili) persons, 20n miles MJtiih of Tdkyu, Tuo small fishing linal i al a port on Ihe island ns bit; fitnncs fell from n nearby mouiv Inin, police addr.d, (AF) Fate will be tempted tonight when 35 wealthy bachelors enlcrlain Fovcrai beauties n hoard a floating palace fea- I urine a Roman ball) full of champagne. It's a Year lark. "No lalent s a y s ad vert wine cxcculivo Hnsen. want. In en- I ori nin wnnion ivlm rnnif from forcipn cminlrics n n d would normally bo a( loose ends when they're in Miami, fAV OFFICE We find ing for u includes Rose and fel- low members of Rp.ehe.lcrs ln- IcrnnlioiKil. Memlfersliip do- nuinds a minimnum annunl salary of and single marilal status. Fringe bene- fits are unlimited. The polling Tor the, extravp- will he Sydnej" Nrrk's househnai MA'KKN Tl 11 ,S a c k .s Uie CJreck definiiion of a man of pleasure a Sybarite and ehrislenend his floating palace sSybarile. Its ornaments, he- sides a Minkon marble lub, in- clude- a sliOMej- in Ivads and a whirlpunl hnlh. ago the club, tlien known as Uie lus.-ed a hash at one nf Miami Beach's more famous holds. Then they advertised for guests, got 5.0M nppliea- lions. women were inviled. (In- badiHors hold a p.i.-i-mnrlrm, only luo iif Ihd.M1 al Hie p.irt> liad decided lo lie the lover's knol. Tlwy wen1 divorced within year. inquiry PcnilenUary temporarily Christ- mas to marry his mistress after serving 14 months of a life sentence for strangling his wife and setting fire to the body. The couple vanished. Sianfield said a judicial Inquiry would clear suspicions surrounding the case and serve the cause of penal reform. TRUDEAU DISAGREES 'Mr. Trudeau said there is no cause for suspicions. The cir- cumstances had been restated many times by Solicitor-General Jean-Pierre Goyer and an in- quiry would only harm penal re- form. Mr StanficUl -iskwf hov.' sn inquiry could harmful, Mr. Trudcau said an inquiry might be helpful if all Uie facts were not known. But it was for l.he people of Canada and not a judge to decide on the govern- ment's policy on penal reform. Penal reform includes a leave program for prisoners. Geoffroy was given 50 hours' leave to T-Jdon VYWihams, Conserva- tive juMict; ml LC, said Mr, Coyor has admiiled mistakes were mnde. An inquiry would bring "all the Mr. TrmKin said tlir farls P'lvnnuiicnl, lo the of its WASHINGTON (API President Nixon said Mon- day niyhl on his return from his visit lo mainland China that his week-long talks with leaders sowed the seeds for "a more-enduring structure for peace" ivilh- our secret deals undercutting any ally. He sought to soothe conservative fretting about his pledge to ultimately withdraw all United States troops from Taiwan an effort being continued today in a meeting with congression- al leaders. NO AGREEMENTS "We did not bring back any written or unwritten agreement that will guarantee peace in our Nixon said in televised remarks shortly after he con- cluded his 12-day, 20.395-mile trip to Ch.ina. But. he told several thousand persons Cammed into a '.lanpar at Andrews Ah' Force Base (or welcome-home ceremonies: "We made some necessary and important beginnings." Nixon delivers a. more-do tailed private report loday at a mid-morning meeting with con- gressional leaders, then meets xvith his cabinet. PRAISE FROM KENNEDY Even as lie home from Clibia and what he called 3 "week of intensive lalks at Ihe highest several congres- sional leaders praised his jour- ney. Among the warm endorse- ments was one from a longtime administration critic, Senator Edward Kennedy. But some conservatives in Nixon's own Republican parly fretted about his pledge to ulti- mately withdraw U.S. troops from Taiwan. Nixon sought in his airport speech to reassure them that the communique pledge would not undermine the Nationalist Chinese regime of Chiang Kai- shek. T h c communique restated "established policy'1 toward Taiwan, he said, adding: "We will not negotiate the fate of other nations behind their backs, and we did not do so in Peking. There were no secret deals of any kind.'' The president cited his agree- ments with Premier Chou En-lai to broaden trade, to develop cul- I.ural, educational and journalis- tic exchanges and lo expand conlact between the govern- ments. "We have done he said, "without giving up any United Stales commitment lo any other country." SUMS UP TRIP went before the televi- sion cameras "to sum up the re- sults of the trip and put it in perspective.'1 "We have started the long process of building a bridge across that gulf" which for 22 years has separated the United Slate? and mainland China he said. A few fauu erics from a hand- ful of protesters were heard as Nixon gave his airport talk. But the welcome was generally warm. In the front row were at least 103 heads of diplomatic missions out of a total of 119 in (he capi- tal. Among them was Soviet Ambassador Anatoliy Dobrymn, who had a handshake and a pri- vate remark for the president. But there was no representa- tive of the Nationalist Chinese .sign cf the ua- happine'-s of Chiang's rppime iviih Ilif1 fli'minc of Xixon's l.iIks wiih Mao and Premier Chou Kn-l.ii. charges hurled TAIPEI. (AH Nationalist China's premier and its Na- tional Assembly accused Presi- dent Nixon today of selling out old friends and said Chiang Kai-shek's government cannot forgive him for negotiating with mainland China. "The Chinese Communist re- gime is a rebel group which has no right to represent the people of mainland said a res- olution adopted by Ihe assem- bly. "The people and govern, nient of Ihe Republic o( China cannol forgive the negotiations which President Nixon has con- ducted with them.' The assembly was elected In 1940, before Chiang was ex- pelled from the mainland, and meets every six years to re-e- lect him president. The resolution joined (he for- eign ministry in warning that Chiang's government will consi- der "null and void'' any agree- ment reached between Nixon and the Communists concerning the Nationalists. Premier C. K. Yen-without mentioning Nixon by cused Ihe president'of betraying his own principles and his Na- tionalist friends by bargaining with the regime in Peking PUBLICITY STT.Vf Meanwhile, a major Soviet newspaper I o d ay described Nixon's Irip lo China as an elaborate publicity stunt aimed at American voters. It again voiced suspicion of a "danger- ous plol11 behiecn Peking and Trud, (lie c'aUy organ of So- viet trade unions, made the as- sessment in its weekly review of international affairs. Noting the extensive United Slates news coverage of the trip, the newspaper said: correspondents who ac- companied Nixon half joking- '.v, half seriously called it (he performance of (he centun so carefully was it planned, re- hearsed and polished. and heard About town AUTOMOBILE TX-O MalleoUi and Dave Ma- rtoche naming their cars Scoobie and Doobic-do nurse. Susie Kirk faJl- inc asleep on the as she rel'irned home from work al. a.m. unidentified Ton' twice spilling a tray of soft drinks then being m-imimtr'! for Die fi in during cfinveniirn Killer squads slrike r.lCLKAST AT') Giinium In be. a.ssassinnlion Mjiiads from Iho Irisli Kepultlic ran Army crilically wounded (wo Irishmen in Northern Ire- land Monday while Ih? government considered rosiuiTt'iiiifi a law to keep le.'.'rorisls out ef its own bnckyard. Tuo Helfnst men wore cut hullel.s .iib't Ix'fore mkl- Moivlav niylil. One n( ihe vidim> was vmec Muhlangh, -M year old father of eigbl, uho iTOrks for Ihr cily flr.lfarr departiuont.. lie ,shof feur limes hr. stood in the TYnteslanl. si reel of Springfield Koad oulside Iho bar bis fnlber owns. Two bullets npix-d inlo his stomach. Police said Iho gunmen cruised up to the l.ivcrn in a car. One man leaped out of Uie vehicle and fired [ho shols be- MMIT IN IIOML: AnolJier man shut in home in Highland Parade, ,1 mixed districl. Pohre, Raid n carload of masked mm eou- verged en Ihn house find three ran inside. The man was hit five dines, policv s.v'd. mm rrrc''. 'd in th? al- tnr.n'od of Ncrlh- era li-e'.'ird'-- of stale, fr.r homo JoJin (oriay b.Mng held the prison ship Mricistone, mo.ired in Bel- They uvro named liy friomK n> 'J'2, ami Anthony :M. Taylor snid lo hr ing salisfarlorly fiMm biil'o'w wmmrk ]n face nnd nhist. ;