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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, January 8, 1971 Guards are dismissed for abuse of prisoners QUEBEC (CP) - Three guards at Orsainville prison near Quebec City have been dismissed, effective next Monday, in connection with what was earlier said to be charges of mistreatment of prisoners held under the War Measures Act. The justice department announced today that the men-Marcel Mathieu, Hector Lamou-reux and Yves Mecteau-were to be relieved of their duties. The department also said in  statement that it has reeom- VAUNTS VICTORY - The "V" for victory hand sign is flashed by Jacques Rose in Montreal Thursday prior to his entering the criminal courts building to hear his trial date on charges of murder and kidnapping set. Complete DDT pesticide ban ordered by appeals court mended to the public service commission that Marc O'Nell, director of the prison, and Stanley Sommerville, assistant chief of security, be dismised. No reason was given for the firing of the guards or for the recommendation that Mr. Sommerville and Mr. O'Neil be fired. Mr. Sommerville was suspended Dec. 1 with the three guards. At the time, Justice Minister Jerome Choquette said one of Liberal party presidency to be sought by lawyer EDMONTON (CP) - Lawyer Mike MacDonald of Edmonton said Thursday he will seek the presidency of the Alberta Liberal Party at its annual convention later this month. Mr. MacDonald, a former president of the Nova Scotia Young Liberals, said he would pursue the president's position even if Calgary Alderman Peter Petraeuk tries for his third term. The 37 - year - old candidate, who resigned an executive position with the Alberta party last spring, said this "is not the best time to be president of the Liberal Party of Alberta." "With a provincial election coming up, I would like to have been president about three years ago." In recent years the Liberals have dwindled from a small force to a party without seats in the legislature. The party was left leaderless last year with the resignation of Jack Lowery and the executive have not announced whether the Jan. 29-31 ci/nvention will involve a leadership campaign. Th^r party needs a "frank, knock - 'em  down discussion about the leadership," he safe). "If we don't get that, then we will have no business staying in provincial politics." Liberal MP Hugh Harries had taken a "rather ludicrous' position in suggesting recently the provincial party disband, Mr. MacDonald said. Dr. Harries didn't paid attention to the provincial organize tion, Mr. MacDonald said, but now claims it is a hindrance to the federal party. The presidency of the party usually changes every two years, but Mr. Petrasuk has not indicated whether he would resign. the reasons for the suspensions was the alleged maltreatment of some of the prisoners being kept at the jail under the terms of the War Measures Act. The act was invoked Oct. 16 by the federal government at the height of the recent terrorist crisis. Mr. O'Neil was suspended Nov. 5 for two months and an investigation was launched into his activities, notably his public statements that the new Jail was like a "sieve" and escape was easy. The five men received their full salaries while on suspen- Dogfish shipment is confiscated VANCOUVER (CP) - The federal fisheries department has confiscated 17 tons of dogfish scheduled for export to West Germany, saying the fish contained dangerous levels of mercury. The dogfish, part of a catch In me letter to the public service commision, the justice Siartment also said it would end the suspensions of Mr. O'Neil and Mr. Sommerville to Jan. 11. Meanwhile, Mr. Sommerville said in a telephone interview that the reasons given for the dismisal of the three guards and the proposed firing of Mr, O'Neil and himself "were completely false and unjustified." "One thing is certain," said Mr. Sommerville, "we will plead our case to the public service commission." "This is the first mark on my record in IS years in the law enforcement service." romance Snowdon rumor is denied WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Court of Appeals has ordered the federal governi^ent to seek a complete ban oh the pesticide DDT. The court also ruled the government had to hold public hearings before making administrative decisions involving pesticide use. Deciding whether DDT's benefits outweigh its dangers as a poison may be a "delicate question," the court said Thursday, but it must be explored "in the full light of public hearings and not resolved behind the closed doors of the (agriculture) secretary." The majority judges said that "we stand on the threshold of a new era" in relations between administrative agencies and the courts-an era in which the courts must call the government 907 *rh St. S. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD. Gary Marti* Dispensing Optician 327-7112 agencies to account for their actions. -.The court directed the government to spelt out standards for using its discretion to suspend pesticide sales while cancellation actions are under way. HAS ISSUED NOTICES During the last three years the agriculture department issued cancellation notices on registrations of DDT for a wide variety of uses-on shade trees, tobacco, some 50 vegetable crops, around the home and in bodies of water. But pesticide manufacturers could delay cancellation for months or years by appealing, while their products continue to be sold. The suit was filed here by citizens groups after the agriculture department placed under study a request to begin cancellation procedures for all uses of DDT and did not respond to a petition to suspend DDT sales. In Canada, federal agriculture and health authorities acted late in 1969 to restrict the allowable uses of DDT, effective Jan. 1, 1970, with the declared aim of a 90-per-cent reduction. The step was taken on the recommendation of an interdepartmental committee without public hearings and with little public discussion. Similar action to ban or otherwise restrict various pesticides has followed as health and agriculture authorities reviewed the arsenal of insecticidal and her-bicidal chemicals on the market. FUNSEEKERS TO HAWAII.. 13 NIGHTS Frem $349 (CALGARY) Weekly Sunday Departures Commencing December 20th!  Non-Stop Direct Jet Service  Guaranteed Accommodation in Hawaii  Aloha Welcome  Baggage Transfers-Hawaiian Barbecue Beach Party  Fun Seekers Hawaii Hosts and much, much morel TOOK NOW Phone 328-7921 or 328-1771 All INQUIRIES WELCOMEI LM.A. World Travel Service Offica open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 903 3rd Ave. S. - LETHBRIDGE FREE PARKING AT REAR OF BUILDING Jury rules towel not death cause TORONTO (CP) - A coroner's jury ruled Thursday a towel left in the abdomen of a man after surgery did not contribute to his death eight days later. Wilfred English, 68, of Fort Erie, Ont., died Nov. 22 following an operation for a rupture of an aortic aneurysm-a ballooning of the main artery to the heart. The ruling, which followed Wi days of investigation, agreed with the coroner and medical evidence that Mr. English died of acute kidney failure brought on by shock. The jury listed contributory causes of death as rupture of the aneurysm, blood clots in the aorta and arteries leading to the legs, plugs of fatty material found in the kidneys, fluid in both lungs, an enlarged heart and dead tissue in the kidneys, liver, spleen and intestine. The jury recommended that hospitals replace the 18-by-30 inch towels with white sponges carrying markers which would show up on x-rays. It also recommended that hospitals become more strict in counting instruments used in surgery and that procedures for transporting a corpse to the coroner's office be reviewed. This recommendation was a result of confusion at the inquest over the exact location of the towel in the body. IPHALT 2 VING ~ ASHPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-2702 - 327-3610 4 4 4 4 Teachers to face censure QUEBEC (CP) - About 50 teachers will be called before a government complaint committee for allegedly using the classroom as a forum for political indoctrination. Education Minister Guy Saint-Pierre said Thursday, Mr. Saint-Pierre told a news conference that while hundreds of complaints were received from parents and students, many were "very general" and were dismissed. He said that in each case, sufficient evidence must be produced to warrant disciplinary action, possibly permanent suspension from to teaching in Quebec's public school system The complaints were filed through Rev. Gerard Dion, professor of industrial relations at Laval University, who was appointed by Mr. Saint-Pierre to investigate reports that certain teachers were abusing their academic freedom. One complaint said a teacher threw up his arms m disgust and refused to teach when he learned terrorist suspect* had been arrested. Most of the complaints, however, are based on the alleged use of class time to propagate certain political ideologies. Mr. Saint-Pierre said Father Dion's inquiry "proved the number of complaints likely to be lodged is very small in relation to the entire teaching force" of 70,000. He insisted, though, the inquiry was essential as a means of allowing parents to voice their complaints and see the problem in perspective. Licence plate number may-fool police BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - Adams County clerk William Sokol is used to people asking for strange auto licence numbers, such as birth dates and house addresses. But one man recently topped them all by asking for the combination 8695. Sokol said the man explained he thought that combination would be the "hardest for a policeman to read at a distance." LONDON (Renter) - The mother of Lady Jacqueline Rufus Isaacs denied today that her daughter is romantically involved with Lord Snowdon. "This rumor is so very horrible," said the Marchioness of Reading, "it's quite mad for anyone to think such a thing." She was commenting on a report in the New York Daily News which named the 24-year-old Lady Jacqueline as a constant companion of Princess Margaret's husband. The marchioness told reporters that a suggestion that Lady Jacqueline had gone to Geneva to "sort herself out" also is untrue. "She's gone there for skiing," she said. The Daily News claimed that a friendship between Lord Snowdon, 40, and Lady Jacqueline "apparently blossomed into romance" about 11 months ago. The marchioness said she had no idea how anyone could read romance into a perfectly ordinary friendship. Princess Margaret and her two "hildren now are with the Queen's holiday party at San-dringham in County Norfolk. Lord Snowdon is staying in their London home, Kensington Palace. He spent Christmas recovering from an operation from an undisclosed ailment. The marchioness said it is only natural that her daughter should visit Lord Snowdon in hospital. "We all went to visit him," she said. "Wo are all tremendous friends of Lord Snowdon. We are neighbors in the country and only live a mile apart from each other. When Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon are down here we all go riding together and see each other all the time." This is the second time within two weeks that American newspapers have reported on the marriage of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon. Last time, when it was said that they were to separate pending a divorce, a spokesman for the couple said "This is certainly not true." Board awards $75 a month o Albertan EDMONTON (CP) - The rimes compensation board has awarded $78 a month to E. A. H. Friedrich, a 55-year-old bricklayer and part-time taxi driver who was injured when he was assaulted in a downtown parking lot in July, 1960. In an interim Judgment handed down today, the board said Mr. Friedrich has not fully recovered from the injuries and is still unable to work. The award, which'also includes $51 for medical fees, will be reviewed in six months. belonging to Seafresh Brand Oysters Ltd., a newly-formed, B.C. company pioneering the export and sale of what has been traditionally regarded as a nuisance fish, was seized Tim-day. W. R. Hourston, regional director for the department, said Thursday the cargo was found to contain .70 part per million of mercury, well above the Canadian safety standard af 0.5. Mr. Hourston said intensive tests now are being conducted along the coast to determine the source of the mercury to the pint-sized sharks. "The seizure came aa a blow because the government aa much aa anyone was interested in finding a consumer source for these fish," Mr. Hourston said. He said the dogfish cargo, caught in the Gulf of Georgia, probably will be destroyed. The dogfish, a member of the shark family, grows to mora than three feet in length and la plentiful off the West Coast. In May, I960, Fisheries Minister Jack Davis invited the Japanese to catch the fish off the West Coast in the hopes of creating a new industry. "BAREFOOT DEB'S" MOTHER DECLARES SNOWDON ROMANCE "UNTRUE": This Is a picture from files of Lady Jacqueline Rufus Isaacs, named as a companion of Lord Snowdon in a report in the New York Daily Newt. Her mother, The Marchioness of Reading, today described as "absolutely ridiculous" any suggestion of a romance between Lady Jacqueline and Lord Snowdon. The Marchioness said: "This rumor is so very horrible". Lady Jacqueline, 24, is regarded as a trendsetter, In her debutante days she went everywhere barefoot. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESE NTS TH[ * M 1 In 11.1 Weather and road report 12:00 lO ABOVE *-M ZERO AT ""NOON SUNRISE SATURDAY 8:zT SUNSET 4:51 H Lethbridge.......3s Waterton .........30 Pincher Creek ... . 33 Medicine Hat ... . 35 Edmonton....... 36 Jasper..... ..... 29 Banff...........25 Coronation....... 34 Calgary......... 42 Grande Praire ... . 39 Peace River.....35 Rocky Mtn. House  39 Victoria......... 41 Cranbrook.......14 Penticton....... 30; Prince Rupert .... 45 Prince George ... .51 Kamloops....... 31 Vancouver.......38 Prince Albert ...  12 North Battleford . . 16 Saskatoon....... 16 Swift Current .... 26 Yorkton......... 3 Moose Jaw...... 23 Regina..........12 Brandon ....... 6 Winnipeg........ 3 Kenora.......... 2 LPre 29 .02 15 .. 30 .. 27 5 12 16 9 19 -5 8 9 38 7 .. .24 .. 39 1.37 33 .. .10 .52 .28 .06 .45 .09 .54 .35 .71 .04 20 35 11 13 13 24 -2 17 9 -7 -2 -5 Thunder Bay..... 6-11 .01 The Pas......... 7 3 Toronto......... 17 0 .. Ottawa .........19 -8 .. Montreal........24 -9 Quebec..........13 -5 26 9 S 6 8 18 70 43 44 23 48 41 52 32 41 50 37 7 41 46 .30 .04 .01 St. John's ........ 29 Halifax..........26 Charlottetown .. ..23 Fredericton .. ... 19 Chicago......... 13 New York....... 26 Miami.......... 79 Los Angeles..... 58 San Francisco .... 54 Las Vegas...... Rome........... 34 Paris........... 35 London......... 48 Berlin ......... 21 Amsterdam...... 38 Brussels..........35 Madrid....... 27 Moscow ....... 0 Stockholm....... 28 Tokyo......... 37 FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat-Snow and blowing snow beginning this morning, winds northerly 30 and gusty, temperatures dropping to It above by evening, Intermittent light snow Saturday, lows near 10 below, highs 5-10 above. Columbia - Kootenay - Today Cloudy with a few periods of snow or freezing rain. Tonight and Saturday periods of snow. Colder. Highs today 18-27, except 25-32 in Columbia district. Lows tonight 10-15, except zero to 5 below in Columbia district. Highs Saturday 5-15 above. Winds N15. ItmOnimtomiMy is test Owatonna 95 High Capacity POWER MIXER MILL Exclusive air fold hammers  High capacity  variable speed control en drag feeder Set Us Today For All Your MIXING REQUIREMENTS GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PH. 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2 from Carway to Cardston, there are long sections of ice or packed snow. From Cardston to Fort Macleod there are patches of packed snow and ice. Fort Macleod to Nanton there are sections of very thin ice and it is moderately slippery. Highway 3 from Grassy Lake to Chin there is a layer of thin ice which has been sanded. From Chin to six miles west of Fort Macleod the travel lanes are mostly bare. Six miles west of Fort Macleod to Brocket there are short icy patches. From Brocket to Bellevue the highway is bare and from Bellevue to the B.C. border th" is frost coming out of tl ground but this has beer s:ii'.' ed. Highway 4 is mostly bare, PORTS Of ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.?., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, Wildborse. 8 a.m. to 5 o.m. Highway 5, the travel lanes are bare to Magrath. From Ma-grath to Waterton there are some icy patches and patches of drifted snow. Highway 6 is bare from Pincher Creek to the Shell plant turnoff. The remainder to Waterton is lightly snow-covered with some drifting snow. Highway 23 is bare to Noble-ford and t>3 remainder to Vulcan is covered with ice or packed snow and is moderately slippery, however, it has beer sanded. The first five miles of High way 25 are bare but the re mcirder has icy patches whicl hrve brcn sanded. yiir|;v -� T" -'s COVfV'.'d V.il! v V. il ow. ;