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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THl IITHIRIDGI HKAIB January JJ, 1971 Wife-slayer's prison leave causing furore MONTREAL (CP) The so- cial agency which investigated Yves Geoffrey's bride-to-be de- nied Tuesday it was asked whether the life-term prisoner should be given leave to marry outside prison walls. The agency, at a news confer- ence, produced part of a confi- dential report to penitentiary authorities by Micheline Comel- lier, handled the case. A preface said the report con cerned Geoffrey's request "re- garding his marriogc in the in Vincent de Paul penitentiary here. Geoffrey, 38, aconvicte wife-slayer, has been missing since Dec. 24, the day he mar- ried outside the prison on a three-day pass. A furore has blown up over the circumstances under which Search called oft for missing ship VANCOUVER (CP) The 41 persons who were aboard the freighter Donna Anita when it sank Sunday in the Pacific have been given up for dead. Search and rescue officials said Tuesday night the organ- ized search for the freighter, which sank in a gale 120 miles west of Vancouver Island while en route to Japan from Vancou- ver, had ended. The Canadian destroyer Mac- kenzie was returning to its base and no further air searches will be made. The Canadian weather ship Quadra, which was In on the search at the beginning, will make one last check of the area today while en route to its weather station far out in the Pacific. "The Quadra reported there is just no possibility that anybody lived through a rescue offi- cial said. He said the searchers had found only an oil slick, two empty liferafts, a life ring bear- ing the ship's name and bits of broken planking aid other de- bris. Mother of kidnapped youth tells of ransom demand KIMBERLEY, B.C. (CP) The mother of Anthony Philip Porter, 16, testified Tuesday at the preliminary hearing of Earl Supersonic airliner too noisy, dirty PARIS (Reuter) French Transport Minister Jean Cta- mant said Tuesday the British- French builders of the Concorde supersonic airliner are reluctant to exhibit the plane In the United States until its noise and engine pollution levels are Im- proved. "The United States Is pressing us to send the Concorde to the Dulles air show in Chamant said, "but we would prefer to send a Concorde that is equipped with clean engines." The Soviet Union will exhibit a new, larger version of the Concorde's main rival, the Tu- polev-144 supersonic jetliner, at the Dulles International Airport Show scheduled for May. American critics of the Con- corde, jointly developed by Brit- ish and French firms; say it is too noisy and too dirty. Kitchener Bennett, charged with kidnapping her son, last seen June 26, 1969. Patricia Vye Porter wept as she told of a telephone call she received demanding raasom for her son. She said the day her youngest son disappeared she was told by a male voice on the tele- phone "your kid is okay." She said this was repleated slowly four times and then the voice added "we want a hundred grand." Mrs. Porter said she also was told "if you tell the police, we will kill him." She said she last saw her son when he left home in the after- noon to go on an errand. She said the telephone call demand- ing ransom came that evening. Mrs. Porter testified about a two-hour interview she bad with Benaett in July, 1969, and said: "I was sure it was the man within five minutes of being in the same room with him." She said Bennett bad pecu- liar ways of pronouncing cer- tain words during the interview and she remembered the same pronunciation by the voice on the telephone. Asked if she or her husband had any word or contact with their son since June 26, 1969, Mrs. Porter replied: "Nothing tangible." he was granted unescorted leave to marry Carmen Ptren a witness at the trial which let to his conviction on a charge b strangled his wife. Monday, Solicitor-Genera Jean-Pierre Coyer absolved of flclala within his department blame but was critical of t agency report. He quoted the report as saying Miss Paren appeared f ralifled to be a good mother to three children b Geoffrey's previous marriage. But the minister said the worker who prepared the report later described it as a mere "formality." Mr. Goyer said be found it difficult to i-econcile statements in the report with facts known now. Emmanuel Gre- goire, director of the agency in volved, the Social Orientation and Rehabilitation Society, re- jected Mr. Goyer's criticism saying: "The rehabilitation agent was not called to pronounce on th advisability of a release in connection with a projects marriage because at that tune marriage within the institution as we emphasize in our repor was being mentioned." Mr. Gregoire said the agency was asked in August by the pen itentiary to investigate whether Miss Parent was "able to mak a conscious and thoughtful deci sion." The interview was Aug. 12 and the report Rent to authoriites Aug. 19. troops will train at Suffield MEDICINE HAT (CP) About British troops will train at the Suffield research station this year under an agreement with tfae federa government, CoL T. A. Gibson said Tuesday. Col. Gibson, bead of the Brit sh Army training unit, told i news conference to advance sroup u scheduled to arrive May 22 to prepare for the arriv al of Hie first of five battle groups of 600 men each June 2. Each group will train for three weeks with the last group cheduled to leave Sept. 30. The soldiers will be flown to Calgary and travel overland to Suffield. 140 miles east on the Trans-Canada Highway. The army experimental ange at.Suffield Is being used because training space in Eu- rope leaves "little elbow room o manoeuvre and train prop- Col. Gibson caid- British roops in Germany were unable o find enough room to use all their weapons. BUY EVERYDAY AT WHOLESALE PRICES TREMENDOUS SELECTION HIGHEST QUALITY You Have To See It To Believe It! THE FURNITURE BARN 1801 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-4811 Open Thurs. and Fri. Till 9 p.m. Locand Door To Ann'i Fabrici Striking miners to picket docks HELPLESS An unidentified man turns away helplessly al fire consume! a victim trapped in the cab of one of three trucks involved In a fiery accident Tuesday on the Pennsylvania Turn Pike. The man in the foreground, who hod been pleading for a fire extinguisher, was turned away by heat. Change in school structure needed for Alberta Indians EDMONTON (CP) In- Hans in Alberta will be able o benefit from education only f the present school structure s changed, says BUI Thomas, Cree who is assistant su- terintendent of education for he department of Indian af- airs. However, he said in an Inter- view Tuesday, change "Is. go- ing bo be a slow process with the distrust the Indians hold for the department." "I have been a strong critic of toe Indian affairs depart- ment in the past, as student and observer. I was very criti- cal because of the type of per-" sonnel I bad to deal with. Funds required by native centres CALGARY (CP) _ Financial starvation is plaguing Canadian native friendship centres which could force many of them to lose, says Andrew Bear Robe f Ottawa. "The real tragedy is that the arger society does not know the existence and importance if these agencies, and their ole in maintaining harmony within the Canadian said in a 460-page national survey. Mr. Bear, Robe, director of he study commissioned by ttie ederal department of the sec- of state, said friendship centres are the only agencies eared to cope specifically with rapidly increasing migra- on of natives into Canadian Hies and towns. 'The native migrations! will likely incease rmuch b the detriment of Caadian so- ciety u a whole, if our coun- ry's legislators do not foresee lis problem and do something bout it now. "The centres now must have new took and be prepared to tandle the increased influx of alive people into the urban milieu, and it is going to cost ir two senior levels of govern- ment a lot more money than he present yearly iven to Canada's 35 friendship centres." Mr. Bear Robe, originally from the Blackfoot reserve east of Calgary and involved in friendship centres since 1963, said the governments spend "an estimated mill" a" a year on welfare for Candian In- dains. "They give only a meagre for a valuable self- help program like the centres. Native migration into urban areas is on a drastic upswing, stimulated by lack of economic and social development on In- dian reserves and other native communities, the report says. "The only social outlet for a good number of Indian reserves and native communities Is the local beer parlor, and it of course does not alleviate the social and economic conditions facing the native population, "A disadvantaged social en, virooment, when combined with poverty, unemployment, idleness and despair, spells no- thing but human disaster for both young and old native peo- ple." Thousands of natives are seeking better conditions by moving to cities and towns, Mr. Bear Robe said. But in most cases, the problems they encounter in an urban environ- ment are as bad or worse man the ones they left behind. "The personnel often consist ed of people who just couldn't get jobs elsewhere or some- times were religious fanatics and not part of the normal so- ciety. With then type of peo- ple guiding our education, it didn't make a wholesale atmo- sphere for children." Mr. Thomas said he would like to see the department of Indian affairs eventually be- come a "third party with the Indians running their own af- fairs." But, he saM, there also Is room for a change among the Indians, Indians have been "pretty vociferous and many individ- uals in Indian affairs have been kicked in the teeth again and again and have grown a little scared of the Indians.' "Consequently when they are asked for something, they're not always logical and reasonable in their reactions." Canadian society, as whole, also has a responsibility If the present situation is to change. Indians, by being separated legally from other Canadians, are behind a psychological and social barrier "and minority groups set aside in this way will either become stronger or weaker." NO TIME Mr. Thomas said his depart- ment does not have the time or expertise to provide individ- ually-packaged solutions to the varying problems of all Indian communities. "We're going to have to con- tract people with this kind of expertise." LONDON (Beuter) Brit- ain's coal miners aimed today at tightening the effect of their country-wide strike by planning day-and-night picket- ing of docks, power stations, aid coal to prevent sup- plies reaching vital industrial installations. The move, to be mounted within me next few days, was ordered by toe National Union of Mineworkere to exert pres- sure for a speedy settlement by bringing the pay dispute to a head. The 142 coal-using electricity station are estimated to have sufficient itockpilea for full pro- duction for up to six weeks. But the furnaces could be quickly starved of fuel if the coal gangs stopped feeding them from the coal heaps. The British government has up to now remained cool over the strike, which began last Sunday, but would be unpre- pared to see Industry grind to a halt. Under contingency plans, troops would be called in to move the coal inside the power stations but this would be done only as a last resort, informed sources said. Mine union leaders have been encouraged in their militancy by increased signs of support from other trade unions. A coal ship bound for Cardiff, Wain, from Rotterdam was turned back Tuesday. Dockers at Middlesbrough, nbrthnct England, refused to unload an- other ship due to truaport tons of coal Into the pott. Both cargoes were believed to have beeii destined for power stations. The NUM Is Melting rf up to 47 per cent, between and (23 a week depending to classification. Miners now earn a basic wage around weekly which with overtime can be brought nearer to Alberta health services study to be made OTTAWA (CP) A major study of Alberta health care services is to be conducted by the federal and provincial health departments, It was an- nounced today. A federal health department news release said the study would result in recommenda- tions concerning the planning, organization and development of an integrated health care sys- tem. Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET School play COALDALE (HNS) An En- tertainment Evening will be staged 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the R. I. Baker School auditorium. Two one-act plays will be wrfcnned by the Grade 11 and Jrade 12 Drama classes of Kate Andrews High School. H LettbrMge...... tl Plncher Creek 20 Medicine Hat 20 Edmonton.......11 Grande Prairie 9 Banff..........15 Calgary ;......17 Victoria........48 Penticton.......33 Prince Goerge 21 Kamloops........32 Cranbrook 21 Vancouver 39 Saskatoon 0 Reglni........ Winnipeg 3 Toronto.........37 Ottawa..........37 Montreal........41 Quebec...........39 St. John's........36 Halifax.........37 Fredericton 38 Chicago.........35 New York.......53 Miami..........79 Los Angeles ......67 Las Vegas......58 Honolulu.........80 Rome...........57 Paris........... 52 London.......... 50 Berlin..........28 Amsterdam...... 43 Moscow......... 7 Stockholm ........27 Tokyo........... 55 L Fre ,.J1 .40 -5 -24 .13 .13 3 .06 -14 .18 31 20 .14 -9 16 .12 6 .26 33 .01 15 .01 -14 20 25 29 24 .03 26 .05 35 .08 29 .19 23 .05 41 .15 75 44 34 62 34 47 43 23 36 -9 21 48 Lethbridge-Medlclne Hit BUmrd warning continued Snow and blowing snow Wind! N20-25 and gusty Windi gradnaNy decreaiing during the day. Tempera- tnrci remaining Head; zero- five below during the day. Lowi 10-15 below. Thunday: Mainly clear and erid. Hlgbi near five below. Calgary Bilzzard warning continued. Snow and blowing snow. Winds N20-25 and gusty. Winds gradually decreasing during the day. LOWB tonight 20-25 below. Tnursfay: Mainly clear and cold. Highs 10-15 be- low. Columbia Kootenay To- day: Mostly cloudy with a few snowflurries. Highs in 20s. Thursday: Colder but mainly sunny. Lows tonight zero. Highs Thursday 10-15 above. Montana East of continen- tal divide Blizzard warning today. 20 to 35 mile per hour northerly winds causing bUizard conditions over the north por- tion this morning spreading southward across the southern sections this afternoon. Snow all sections today. Much colder north this morning and over the south this afternoon. Pe- riods of snow tonight and Thursday with temperatures continued to fall. Highs today zero to 10 below zero north 15 to 25 south. Lows tonight 15 below to 25 below north 5 be- low to 15 below south. Highs Thursday zero to 15 below. West of Continental Divide Blizzard warning today In the passes and higher mountains. Scattered snows today with justy winds in the passes caus- ng blizzard conditions. Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday with scattered snow HI SIMPSONS-SEARS CORRECTION IN SIMPSONS-SEARS FUll-PAGE ADVERTISEMENT THAT APPEARED ON PAGE 24, FRIDAY, JAN. 7th, 1972, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN THE FLOOR FASHIONS SEC- TION WERE INCMRKTi The 49' x 12' Green Acrilan Twist Rug Should have read 9'x 12' Tht Factory Heading Should Rtad "UNDERLAY-FACTORY SECONDS" art lorry for any inconvenianct caustd our WHY WAIT ANY LONGER? LET GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES GET YOU READY WORK F-FASTER SERVICE O-SPECIALIZED MECHANICS Drop In and hi US WARNER quofr you on repairing your Irrigation uniti and pumpi, combine moton and ready for spring, call Lei now. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES OmClAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESV or AMA AH highways In the Leth- brldge district an bare except for light drifting to the follow- ing areas: Highway 2 from Nanton to Carway, Highway 3 West in the Crows Nest Pass area, Highway 4 from Warner, and Highway B from Magralh to Water-ton. Highway 1 Trans- Oanada Highway Calgary to Banff has light drifting mow and occasional slippery dona, Banff to Golden received two Inches of new snow and has been plowed and landed, and Golden to Hevelstoke his two inches of new snow with compact snow and slippery BCC- lions. The Banff-Radium high- way has occasional slippery sections and has been plowed and sanded. The Banff-Jasper highway received two Inches of new snow with drifting snow and slippery sections. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Cautti 24 hours; Carway f a.m. to 8 p.m.; Del Bonlln 9 ,m. to 8 p.m.; RoMevlllc, B.C. I l.m. to 6 p.m.; Klngsgale, B.C., 24 hours; Porthlll Rykerti I a.m. to midnight. Cold Mountain doted. WUdbonOtAlolp-a. ;