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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ THJ LETHMIDOI NMALD January 11, 1971 No irregularities found in release of prisoner By GERARD McNEIL OTTAWA (CP) Solicitor General Jean-Pierre Goyer said Monday he hasn't found any ev- idence of "irregularities or ille- galities" in the release of con- victed wife strangler Yws Geof- frey to get married Christinas Eve. Mr. Goyer told a news confer- ence the 50-hour leave was with- out because a Roman Catholic marriage must be con- summated to be valid. Ibis re- quirement and Geoffrey's good record resulted in the unes- corted leave. The Geoffreys haven't been seen since. An all-points war- rant is out in Canada for ti 38-year-old lawyer, the Fl have been advised and U weeks getting In touch with Interpol an International police agency which will alert other countries Mr. Goyer said. Unofficial reports from Mon real have speculated that th Geoffroys may be in Mexico o South America, where Oarme Parent-the had spent some time. Geoffrey had served 1 months of a life sentence when released for the wedding. In letter signed "best hi told officials he is innocent an was fleeing "to take advantag A BIRD IN HAND Conservqtionitt Ulrich Waterman hongi onto a tnowy owl trapped at Toronto International Airport. Mr. Waterman and two friendt have been grant- ed permits to trap and remove ewli, hawki and other birds or animals that might be tucked into jet The Federation of Ontario Naturalisti wants the Federol Ministry of Trantport to abandon Itt ihotgun patroli around the airport and take over the job of trapping the offendert and moving mem away. Chinese mourn Chen Yi death By JAMES PRINGLE PEKING (Heuter) The Chinese people mourned today the death of Foreign Minister Chen Yi, a colorful veteran rev- olutionary who won fame during the Communist battle for power. Chinese leaders, including Chairman Mao Tae-tung and Madame Soong Ching-ling, the widow of Sun founder of modern now a deputy chairman of the People's Republic, attended a ceremony Monday in Pa Pao Shan Cemetery of Fallen revolu- tionaries in western Peking to pay their last respect. Chen Yi, who wasted dishes and loaded barges in France as a young man to pay for bis edu- cation, died last Thursday from cancer at the age of 70. Although Chen had rarely been seen In public since 1969, he was believed to have sur- vived politically despite strong attacks on his policies by the Red Guards during the Cultural revolution. Missing from the list of mour- ners was Defence Minister Lin Piao-Chairman Mao's desig- nated heir who dropped from sight last June apparently has fallen from power. There was no mention that he even sent a wreath, as did other officials who were absent. Several members of die Chinese politburo who have been linked to Lin also were not re- ported present. They included Lin's wife, Yeh Chung; Huang Yung-sheng, chief of the army's general staff, and Wu Fu-hsieq commander of the air force. Healing Substance... Shrinks Piles, Checksltch Exclusive healing substance proven to shrink repair damaged tissue. A renowned research Inililul. has unique healing tub- fiance with the ability lo shrink hemorrrjpjdi, pajnlealy. It rcj lieves itching and discomfort In minulcs and spccdi up hcalini of the injured, inflamed tjuuu, tiiM-.qrfMoUal hiii lory after another reported "very ilrikini jmprityernenl." Pain wat promptly and relieved... actual reduction or relracl ion (thrinkim) took plicV, And moil Improvement waa maintained In casei where clinical obieryalion! were continued over a period of many monthi. Furthermore, these and marie on paHenU With I Wid. variety of condj: liotu. All wu wilh a tiealinj substance Dyne) which quickly helpi heal Injured cells and dimulalei irovvlh of new (issue. Bio-Dyne ii oderea in ointment aptj supposi: tory form called Preparation H, In addition to actually ing hemorrhoids, preparation H lubricates and makes elimina- tion less painful. It helps prevent infection which is t staled cause of hemorrhoids. Juit ask; your druggist for Preparation H Suppositories or Preparation H Ointment (with a ipecial Satisfaction or your money PreparnfionHJ of the few yean 'of youth I have left." Mr. Goyer absolved offlda of blame but was irate at ti statement of social worker Ml cheHne Coroellier that her ke community Invettiga tioo to help officials deck whether or not to allow the "a mere formal ily." INTERVIEWS ONE Miss Cornellier said last week that the only person she inter viewed in compiling the report was Hiss Parent, the bride-to- be. Mr. Goyer quoted a key par- agraph translated roughly by 0 fitials from Miss Gornellier recommendation that the mar riage be allowed: 'Mr. Geoffrey li the father of three children, whose ages are eight, six and the report said. "These children are beini cept by two of Mr: Geoffrey' >rothers. However, these show symptoms of a serious cardiac pathology and there- ore, in the event of death, the children would be unprovldei or. 'In the event of such an- eventuality, Miss Parent coulc assume the responsibility for subsistence of her depend- ents, the marriage having granted her the tutorship of the bildren. Miss Parent also ac- cepts to reunite the children Mr. Geoffrey is liberated and she appears to have the ualities of a good mother and educator." Hie Roman Catholic chaplain at St. Vincent de Paul also rec- mmended allowing the mar- lage and thane was the unani- mous consent of 11 members of ie Inmate Training Board to o eo. Mr. Goyer said the chap- ain and the prison classification officer bad Interviewed Geof- frey. Finally, the chief chaplain In Anglican mj agreed to the marriage. And prison director John Bren- nan had agreed to the So-hour unescorted leave. "Everyone Mr. joyer emphasized. NEITHER INVOLVED A prepared statement read by rm Eaid that neither he nor enibentiaries Commissioner aul Faguy "was Involved in his case at any time." Mr. Goyer also denied that any representation to allow the marriage had been nude by the ist man, Raymond Denia, to officials nor people in my iffice, nor myself." Mr. Denia was sentenced to two years in prison in the mid- 960s for offering a lawyer a bribe not. to oppose ball drug trafficker Lucien Riv- ird. The Montreal lawyer was len an executive assistant to a ederal cabinet minister. Denis and Geoffrey were In he 1958 law class at the Uffl'ver- ty of Montreal. Mr. Goyer said ie himself graduated in 1967. in aide said that a biography giving 1958 as the dale is wrong. He hadn't known Geoffrey and new Mr. Denis only at univer- fy. They hadn't been involved socially, professionally or DO- tdcally" later. "It be ttut someUiing li not Mr. Goyer admit- ted. "But based on the informa- on I have, there are no jrregtt aritiet or illegalities." He said the "screening proc- ess" for granting temporary eaves will be refined for men serving life sentences or sen- eocep for feriout erimfs. VANCOUVER (OP) Hope f finding survivors from a reighter which sank Sunday in tormy seas with 41 persons aboard dwindled today u gale- orce winds continued to sweep he area. The Canadian destroyer Mac- enzie searched Monday night hrough debris from the reigbter which sank 120 miles west of Vancouver Island and an air search was to resume today. Search planes and ships, In- ludmg the Mackenzie and the Canadian weather ship Quadra, lave found a life ring bearing he freighter's name, two empty [eraffis and a number of bro- en planks and pieces of wood mid a 40-mile-wide oil slick. "If any of the crew even ged to get into a liferaft, they ouW have found it very rough said Capt. W. F. Mc- jaughlifi, commander of a Ca- adian Forces Argus aircraft which searched more than quare miles Sunday. The 475-foot Dona Anita left Support or police drills sought WINNIPEG (CP) Attor- ey-Gcneral A. H. Madding says the Manitoba government topes to convince Saskatcb- wan and Alberta to support a roposal to retrain policemen at he RCMP College In Regina. Mr. Madding said Monday i an interview the proposal, hich would require approval the federal government, will ie presented to the Prairie co no mi c Council' meeting tiursday in Regina. Mr, Mackljng said the Manl- ona proposal would lead to ederal government contribu- tion to the cost of police train- He said provincial and city ovemmente pay much of the costs of law enforcement even iough'many Criminal Code, the Narcotics ct, (he Excise Act and on- oms regulations are made y Ottawa. Because of Un high calibre training at the college, the. rogram could' easily pa adapted for training local lav enforcement officers, Mr. VCackllng said, The RCMP ahouli] f lie proposal because similar alnlng programs wpulrf mftiu tlw job co-operation be- i the ROMP and local BO- NATURE STUDY Habifa of rabbllt faaclnate and educate Kindergarten children at Lau'rier elementary school in Vancouver. Long-eared mother Cindy unperturb- ed at children fondle litter of eight born In claiiroom four weeki ago. Gale winds disrupt search for survivors of freighter Vancouver Friday night with a cargo of potash bound for Japan. Aboard were 40 crew members and the captain's wife, who the only passen- ger. CREW PROM ORIENT A spokesman for the ship's local North Pacific Ship- ping, said. most of the orew members were from the Philip- pines, with a few from Hong Kong and India and one from Ceylon. No names were released, but (he company said the 63-year- old captain and Us wife, 57, were English. Tlie Dona Anita was regis- tered ia the Somali Republic and was on charter to Yamash- ita Smnoinon Steamship Co. of Tokyo. It reported here that the eompaiy Identified the captain aa C. V. Rbtham. The stridren ship sent a dis- tress call early Sunday saying the crew was abandoning ship because Us engine rooms were flooding. MaJ. Victor Ketliig, regional Plot on Hughes ssue thickens NEW YORK (AP) The con- oversy surrounding the forth- o m i n g "'autobiography" of ioward Hughes has thickened itfa the insistence of the man amed as the collaborator that even reporters who believed hey had spoken with the billion- aire recluse were duped. "That was not Howard asserted Clifford Irv- g, the 41-year-old novelist who ublisher McGraw-Hill says lent close to 100 taping ses- rais with Hughes in preparing he memoirs, set for publication arch 27. TtK seven reporters who spent Vk hours on Friday night leaking with a voice emanat- g from a small box in a Los ngeles banquet room all greed the voice was indeed at of Hughes, who has not been seen publicly since 1957. Two voice print experts con- iirred. The voice told ttw seven men lat the book now being printed McGraw-Hill is t never met with Irving and at he had never even heard of im go." Publisher Harold McGraw head of the firm that hu paid money in six figures for he rights to what it insists is a gitimate autobiography, willing to accept that the lan who spoka op the telephone. Hughes, ''My only thought ii that "until a matter of days Army raiders grab tunics in swoop LONDONDERRY (A P) rish Republican Army 150 Army oom- at uniforms in a swoop on a vilian dry cleaning shop in a military apokes- an revealed today. Itie army fears the uniforms and trousen in mottled mouflage 6 used by IRA gunmen to Infil- rate British barraclci or to ant bombs in shops. The British Army said unl- rm cleaning in Northern Irc- ind often was contracted out to vjlian firms. An invwUgaUon has been err ered into why unlforrni arc left jn the shop during the and why no spoke too In the auto- biography, McGraw told report- ers Monday. "Some of his ad- visers must have advised him on the damaging aspects of the Information as far as his busi- ness and personal Mfe ii con- cerned." McGraw said Hie publisher had "full confidence" rn Irving and that the publishing com- pany remain "absolutely con: vinced of the authenticity of mis book and that the documenta- tion we have contains the signa- ture of Howard Hughes." Irving told three reporters Monday the voice he heard in excerpts of last week's news conference, aired on television Sunday night, "was an excellent forgery of what Mr. Hughes must have sounded like some four years ago.1' Irving displayed photostatic copies of the endorsements on tyt> cheques. Both were signed H. R. Hughes. SHfiWS CHEQUES He also showed a photostatic copy of what ha said was the first letter sent to Nm by Hughes. Received by Irving in December, 1970, the letter said, in part, that Hughes was ''deeply interested" ia Elmrr de Hory, a Hungarian art forger who was the subject of a biogra- phy written by Irving, Fake I The letter waa signed "H. R: Hughes." Some fetter corre- spondence was signed "Howard Hughes." Irving said all the handwritten evidence, including a nine-page handwritten letler to McGraw attesting to the au- thenticity of the book as well as comments aodalterations penned in the margins of the MB-page manuscript, had heen authenticated experts. by handwriting information officer for the Ca oadian Forces, (aid Monday the shattered pieces of foun at the scene may indicate an exploaMn occurred aboard th Bhip. Siamese twins progress EDMONTON (CP) Cynthia and Christine.siamese. twin separated in a opera tion Sunday, continue to prog ress "very satisfactorily" as they enter their second post-op- erative day, the nurse attendini the twins said early today. Considering the twins' age and the seriousness of the oper etlon, the babies are doing well she said. The 10-week-old twins are in separate incubators in a specia nursery area at the University Hospital, with their parents staying In an adjacent room, Dr. Reuben Weinberg, the ba Dies' pediatrician said Monday "the next 14 days will be anx lous for all of us." Christine and Cynthia were Joined at the abdomen by a tis sue band from breastbones to navels and are Canada's secern pair of twins to be successfully Snowslides block B.C. highways VANCOUVER (CP) Up lo six inches of snow was dump- ed on southwestern British Co- umhia Monday night while snowslides blocked highways in the interior and gale-force winds hit coastal areas. Power failures were report ed In some areas' east of Van couver and dozens of minor traffic occurred on city streets as an intense storm moved toward the coasi from the Pacific. Tile Rogers Pass was block- ed for four hours Monday by a snowslide but traffic was moving freely later in the day Another slide whipped by high winds closed the Salmo- Creston route for several hourt but it waa re-opened later. Tie weather office forecast rain for most coastal areas to- day with lows near freezing and strong winds off the coast Light snow is forecast for cen- ral and eastern B.C. It was the third day tha ;ales and snowstorms ha B.C., 21 hours; 4JI f to midnight. Chief Mountain I.B, S ;