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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR ZERO VOL. LAV Nn. Ii7 The letHbridge Herald "LKTHBRTlXJE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES MONTREAL (CP) The Gazette says escaped murderer Yves Geoffroy is believed to be travelling under the name ot Real Roland Lafond. The newspaper says there are indications that Uia honeymooning fugitive and his bride, the former Car- men Parent, may be in Europe rather than in Mexico or Fonlh America as once believed. It. adds (hat "as for the mystery name in the case that of the guarantor on Geoffrey's fraudulent pass- port application the purported signature apparently is that of a notary whose last name is Hamel." Airline records checked by the newspaper Monday reveal that persons named Lafond travelled to Europe from Mon- treal on two different airlines on the night of.Dec. 24 the day Geoffrey was released unescorted from prison to marry Miss Parent. Air France records show that reservations 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 London from Montreal the same evening. There is no indication whether or not both were adulU. Whereabouts secret Geoffrey has three boys between the ages of three snd right, who had been living with two brothers and a married sister of the convict while he was in prison. Tile newspaper quotes members of the family as de- clining to disclose Munday whether all three children ere still in Monti ".''I. The Gazette by reporter George Radvanski who has followed the case since it broke in Decem- ber, says Intcrpol, the international police organization, a'so has reasons to believe the manhunt should be fociisscfl on certain parts of Europe. In his passport application, dated Sept. 58, Geoffrey listed Ws birthplace as .lolietlc, Quc., and his date of birth as April In reality he was born in Montreal July 5. 193-3, but spoil a great part of his later life in the Jolietla area. Tha notary's office in Joh'ette has BO record of a Heal Roland Lafond in either of the two parishes which existed in 1934. the Gazette adds. "It is possible, however, that some one of that name was born and christened in one of the small communities surrounding Joliette the story says. War of words continues between B.C., Ottawa VICTORIA (CP> Premier W. A. C. Bennett call- ed Monday for the resignation of Prime Minister Tru- deau because he swore in the Commons earlier in the day. Mr. Bennett lold the legislature: "I want to 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, the Liberal prime minister, and I officially call for his resignation.'' Mr. Trudeau used the words "your goddamned question" in answering a question by Conservative leader Robert Stanficld. Mr. Bennett's request was the latest in a war of words beiveen Ottawa and British Columbia that be- gan more than a week ago when Prime Minister Tnideau called Premier Bennett a bigot who tlu'nks there are too 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 iniliated. Mr. Bennett's personal response to being labelled a bigot was to tell reporters, "just say I smiled an- trailed and smiled." was right By FRANK CAREY WASHINGTON (AP) Scientists who twice haul- pd atomic clocks around the world in 80 hour trips say they have confirmed what Albert Einstein theo- is relative. The flights also yielded new time-keeping informa- tion important lo national defence, space exploration and navigation. One of Kinsfein'r, theories of relativity holds that (lie lime a dock measures depends on ils speed rcls- luc lo IV earth, Ihe stare and all other objects in the innr morn slowly for 3 rrapidly-mov' liafr'f M'l oni lo thai iMiistein Iheory last Oc- tober when they (lew around the world, first to the cast and a week later lo Ihe west, witli four atomic in li'iv. 'Ihe Ihriry implies a clock travelling eastward at (lie mill's an-huiir ipred of a jrl plane should show an i.'Iap; :'d a haclinn nf a second Vss than thai. n( rloH, thai 5.iayefl home during an 'I he same clock- travelling wMv.'nrd should show ,-in rbi'srd lime a fraction of a second greater Ilian Ilinl in an rarthbound cluck because the plane would he [lying the earth's easterly relation. KealinR said in an interview that the first firm .-umncnls of Ihe trips are consistent with these projected conclusions: The easluard-bnund clocks in effect "ran slow" hv Itillion'lis a compared with an earth- il in.'-ii'r cit.t k. I'ui antilhcr way, lime contracted fur Ihe airborne clocks. Travelling westward, the clocks "ran w time expanded, hy 37.vbilhonths o[ it second., Nixon says no secret a c co r WASHINGTON (API President Nixon said Mon- day night on his return from his visit to mainland China that his week-long talks with Chinese leaders sowed the seeds for "a more-enduring structure for peace" wilh- our secret deals undercutting any ally. He sought to soothe conservative fretting about his pledge to ultimately withdraw all United Stales troops from Taiwan an effort being continued today in a meeting with congression- Sell-out VICTORY SMILE A smiling Ken Hurlburt acknow- ledges cheers from delegates offer winning the Progres- sive Conservative nomination for the Lethbridge riding for the next federal election at the Civic Sports Centre. See story page 11. Language policy comes under fire OTTAWA fCPJ Four Eng- lish-speaking Conservatives dominated the Commons Mon- day with a series of attacks on the government's approach lo bilingualism that foreshadowed some bitter election campaigns. Tlie H. Peddle (Grand Falls-While Bay-Labra- What we are dealing with now is not bilingualism, but. a more sinister move lo pro- mole the use of one language in every area of federal activity." Mr. Nowlan said that there "is lots of truth" to the allega- tion that a Montreal Mafia is damned" regarding a question from Mr. Stanfield. The remark appeared to fol- low a misunderstanding be- tween the two leaders un whether Mr. Stanfield was ask- ing about unemployment in Sud- bury, Ont, particularly, or in Douglas Alkenbrack government. melding power in the federal the country in general. fFYonlenac-Lennox and Adding- .1. Patrick Nowlan f Annap- olis Valley) and Walter Dins- d a I e during throne, speech debate on government policies, which winds up its eight-day allotment today. Their speeches left Eymard Corbin saying he was "ashamed as a Canadian'" ar.d Opposition Leader Tioberl side the he didn't want to comment en their spe- cific remarks. Mr. Peddle said he personally had no bigotry, but "that for the past number of years the tail has been wagging the dog in this country. "I think there is the great danger in the majority in this country or any other becoming too magnanimous." PROGRAM CORRUPTED Mr. Alkenbrack, arguing that the Trudeau government has been unjust to unilingual Eng- lish-speaking public servants, Faid "the official languages pro- gram has already been cor. rupted and has become outright French-Canadiar'sm." Tremor At any rate Mr. Trudeau snapped "that was your God- GovL tarns down Geoffroy inquiry The ministers who have the ear of the prime minis- ter have a very narrow bark ground." Mr. Diiisdale criticized Prime Minister Trudeau for calling British Columbia Premier W. A. C. Bennett a bigot two weeks ago. saying Mr. Bennett had pointed out that if bilin- gual qualifications were going to be a major requirement of being hired as federal employ- ees, nalurally westerners would be discriminated against. In an interview later, Mr. Sfanfield said the government bilingualism policy may be au issue in some constituencies. But Mr. Stanfield, 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 party is concerned." MAJOR INCIDENT The sheer weight of the race- leader, seeking an inquiry on oriented debate outstripped grounds the Commons is getting what had been the major ind- nowhere, batting tJie issue back dent of the day: The prime min- and forth daily, trier's use of the phrase "God- Geoffroy was allowed out of damned question" when Mr. Stanfield pursued the issue, prompting general hooting from the opposition benches. Mr. Trudeau has been ac- cused of mouthing more ob- scene swear words in the Com- mons, but this is the first of any description that appeared in the written record of Commons de- bate. Penitentiary temporarily Chrisl- mas Eve to marry bis mistress alter serving 14 months of a life OTTAWA liami Beach's more famous hotels. Then they advertised for guests, and got 5.000 npplicn- lions. Twenty-nine women were inviled. When I lie bachelors bold a p.i.-t-mnrlrm. only tun Iho.-e at Ihe party had decided lo tie the lover's knot. They werw divorced witliui .1 year, quiry would only harm penal re- form. Mr StanficM askerl liov.' sn Inquiry could harmful, Mr. Trudeau said an inquiry might be helpful if all the facts were not known. But it was for the people of Canada and not a judge to decide on the govern- ment's policy on penal reform. 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 China. But, he told several thousand persons jammed into a hangar at Andrews Air Force Base, for welcome-home ceremonies: "We made some necessary and important beginnings." Nixon delivers a. tailed private report today at a mid-morning meeting with con- gressional leaders, then meets xvith his cabinet. PRAISE FROM KENNEDY Even as lie flew home from Cliina and what he called 3 ''week of intensive talks al the highest several congres- sional leaders praised his jour- ney. Among the warm endorse- ments was one from a longtime administration critic, Senator Kennedy. But some conservatives in Nixon's own Republican party 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 hurled TAIPEI. (An 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 (be assem- bly. "The people and govern- ment of the Republic of China cannot forgive the negotiations which President Nixon has con- ducted with them.' The assembly was elected In 1948, before Chiang was ex- pelled from the mainland, and meets every six years to re-e- lect him president. Tlie resolution joined the for- eign ministry in warning that Chiang's government will consi- der "null and void'1 any agree- ment reached between Nixon undermine the Nationalist Communists concerning Chinese regime of Chiang Kai- shek. T h e communique restated "established policy" toward the Nationalists. Premier C. K. Yen-without mentioning Nixon by cused the president of betraying Taiwan, he said, adding: "We 'Vs Pnnciples and hisNa- wffl 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- tural, educational and journalis- tic exchanges and to expand contact between the two govern- ments. "We have done he said, "without giving up any United States commitment to 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.'' "We have started the long process of building a bridge across that gulf" which for 22 years has separated the United Slates and mainland China lie said. A few fainl cries 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 with the regime in Peking, PUBLICITY STUNT Meanwhile, a major Soviet newspaper t o d ay described Nixon's trip lo China as an elaborate publicity stunt aimed at American voters. It again voiced suspicion of a "danger- ous plot" between Peking and "Washington. Trud, the daily organ of So- viet trade unions, made the as- sessment in its weekly review of international affairs. Noting the extensive United States news coverage of the trip, the newspaper said: correspondents who ac- companied Nixon half joking- ly, half seriously called it the performance of the so carefully was it planned, re- hearsed and polished. Seen and heard Penal reform includes a leave 103 heads of diplomatic missions program for prisoners. Geoffroy out of a total of 119 in the capi- was given 50 hours' leave to tal. Among them was Soviet niarrv. Ambassador Anatoliy Dobrynin, who had a handshake and a pri- vate remark for the president. But there was no representa- tive of the Nationalist Chinese sign of the ua- happinpss of Chiang's regime Miih the nuiconic of Nixon's talks with Mao and Premier tidor- Wooihams, Conserva- tive justice critic, said Mr. Goyer has admiiied mistakes were made. An inquiry would bring "all the facts." Mr. said the facts ,-irn b Tight oiii by the n 'the tiesl ot its Chou Kn-lai. About town A UTOMOBILE LOVERS Loo Matteotti and Dave Ma- doche naming their cars Scoobie and Doobic-do nurse Susie Kirk almost fall- ing asleep on the bus as she ret'.irned home from work at 8 a.m. unidentified Ton1 twice spilling a tray of soft drinks and then being for Illr r.oxt fi- nance niiilisior by -i'-il P-'lH- Min during FV nominating convention Killer squads strike IHCLFAST believed to f AT' be a Gunmen Mjuaiis from (he Irish Republic ran Army critically wounded Iwo Irishmen in Northern Ire- land Monday night, while th? government considered He shot, four times ho. stood in the Protestant, street of Springfield Road outside the bar his father owns. Two bullets ripped into his stomach. Police said gunmen n a ffl-ycar-o'd law to lnvorn jn keep te.'.Torisls oiit of own backyard. Two HeUnst men were cut down ny bullels just Ix'fore mkl- ni'jh! Mo'vla) niiilil. One of the vidim> was Law- rence Muhlaugh, -14 year old father of eight, who works for the city we.Uarr department. car. One man leaped out of Ihe vehicle and fired the shots bo- fore escaping. MMIT IN' HOMi: Another man shot in his home in Highland Pnrade, ,1 mixed district Police, said n carload o{ masked men con- verged, on the house and three ran inside. Tlie man was hit five times, police s.vd. Two mm -d in th? at- tnr.p'ed rswsiiir.'.ion of North- ern li'ebrd's of stale for homo John i wrre rennrfed today b.Mng held on the prison ship Mridstone, mo.ired in Bel- fas! (fucks. They named friends n> 'J2, and Anthony ?u. Taylor wa< said to ing sal.isfaelorly ftMm huHct in face and nhtst. ;