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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI IPHHIDGI HEIAID Thunddy, January J7, IRA kill two policemen rtmaJJIttitli police study in fierce From AP-JIEUTER BELFAST !CP) IVo Londonderry policemen were machine-gunned Lo death and the British army fought a fierce bonier battle as Irish Republican Army terrorism hit a new crescendo today. Bullets riddled a police prowl car in Londonderry, Ulster's second city and an IRA border hold. A police sergeant and constable were killed and third policeman was slight] wounded. Two other Royal Ulster Coi stabulary men in the auto wer unhurt in the attack, near Roman Catholic area. The shootings brought UTs ter's death toll in 2Vi years o sectarian violence to 217, 11 In the last i WHHB it The border battle erupted at ffi Forkhill, in County Armagh, IS iTTf where about eight IRA outlaws OSHHfSl TROOPS RUSH IN I ppj llRSl The British rushed armored I cars and an estimated 200 troops info Forkhlll. The IRA f JBHiM HRH marksmen flitted from window JRJBI. to window in houses at Dungo- i Hi oley, taking potshots at the sol- f Bj diers. t I Irish soldiers and police on f the republican side also were K WlP IBflB rushed to the battle scene. 1 K H Nor thern Ireland ;wurih- in MONTREAL (CP) were studying today the contents of a package found in downtown skyscraper Wednesday afternoon and first thought to be a plastic bomb. Spokesman for the technical squad said the device contained flashlight-sized batteries, radio transmitting equipment, mouse traps and mitcteticks, but they continued to withhold i definitive statement of whether the bomb could huvs docs damage first feared. Yves GagDOn of the technical squad said the device wu an "amateurish job" and "not skysci a "btd Vke foot too far." Andrew Marqiril, CFCF-TV news announcer, uld be wu told by a caller the package was f boax. Earner, police uld the aid inspected It contained bomb. Unit. Levis said: afraid It would go off if they tried to It or take it apart by hand. "There was no alternative but to destroy k on the scene." The hro policemen decided to blow the device apart with t shotgun Mast, working on the principle that once torn apart i bomb generally doesn't go off. TAKE CHANCE The two experts decided to take that chance. Tney telephoned Lieut. Robert Cote, head hid to detonated on the spot because they were afraid to move it It WM found shortly before 3 p.m. fat the ground floor bank office of the Caoadttt Imperial Bank of Commerce bulkUDg in the heart of downtown Montreal. A remote-controlled shotgun waa fired twice it the Three in stock MONTREAL (CP) Three men, including Andrew R. L. McNaugliton and Stephen I Schwartz, both of Montreal, were charged Wednesday with fraud, forgery and conspiracy in connection with trading of more than one million shares of Pan American Mines Ltd. stock valued at million. The third man named in the charges is Peter Brawley, stated to be of unknown address but "in and out of Phoenix, Ariz." Warrants were issued for the arrest of all three. Laying of charges followed an Investigation by the Quebec government of a Montreal brokerage firm and tie Quebec securities industry in general. Special Crown Prosecutor Gabriel Lapointe said the main charge against the men is "conspiracy to commit fraud The Canadian Stock Exchange also announced It was a 100-per-cent margin requirement on shares of Pan Ameri can, underwritten by Holland Andrews, Perrier and Co. Ltd of Montreal. The requirement meant shareholders who bought Uie stocks on margin must pay their brokers in full for shares held in their accounts. Schwartz was licensed as a securities salesman in Quebec last June 1 after being hired by Andrews, Holland, Perrier. Brawley was described as general manager of Pan American said there had been 2 bomb blasts across the countr in 30 hours in the IRA's mos concentrated offensive thi year. Brian Faulkner, the rial minister, went I London for emergency talks o the situation with British leao ers. A man believed to be an guerrilla was killed and a com panion was injured in one of On on a police station. Four powerful explosions h the sleepy village of Castlewe Ian, County Down, to signal th start of the attacks Wednesday Five, said to be ignited bj raiders who drove from UK neighboring Irish Republic, de stroyed buildings in the horde town of Newry. Three erupted in the capita of Belfast-one, from an esn. mated 30 to 60 pounds of getig nite, doing considerable damag to the central telephone ex change. Other bombs wrecked tr "rnHrii I ,11 JS -7W- 3 ANTIQUE STORE BOMBED Belfast policemen search through debris after a terrorist bomb destroyed an antique shop in Belfast Wednesday. Shop was owned by of r the leading Jewish families of the Marcel BeauUeu raid: "Nobody knows for sure just what the substance not even us." But Lieut. Larry Levis, a public relations spokesman for the department, denied reports the package was harmless. The reports were in the form of annonymous telephone calls to The Star and television station CFCF-TV here. The Star said a telephone caller reported the package apart by the blasts but did not explode. Police had Mid earlier they suspected the contents might be a sulphur and nltro-glycertne-based charge absorbed in two or three pounds of putty-like plastic, with the explosive potential of 20 or 25 sticks of dynamite. WORKERS WAIT IT OUT in the area of the skyscraper, one of the city's tallest, were sealed off. The basement, ground and fust floors were evacuated and elevators stopped for fear of jarring the suspected bomb. Thousands of workers waited out the drama on the top floors. Sgt. Beauileu and Constable Andre Binette of the technical squad first examined the was in Ottawa giving a course on bomb disposal. Lieut. Cote agreed that the men should proceed with the shotgun method. The two policemen surrounded the device wttb heavy, blast-absorbing mattresses, sod lashed a shotgun hi position with the muzile about three feet from the package. Attaching a 75-foot length of rope to the trigger, they stationed themselves behind a counter and pulled. The first blast tore the package and its contents apart, scattering fragments across the floor. The two men then reloaded and fired agan. The bomb was demolished. A police spokesman said the device was the first of id kind ever discovered in Montreal. named in CBC dispute OTTAWA (CP) Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey named two mediators Wednesday to intervene in a contract dif.oute Independent food stores seek beer, wine .LI ifflT that by deceit, falsehood and other fraudulent means they sewage works (OP) MLA of beer during Hie last the CBC and PRESENTS TME frauded 21 individuals and the public in genera] of 1.3 million shares of Pan American Mines of a value of million The second charge of forgery and uttering alleges "the three made false documents, knowing them to be false, by way of outright fabrication of an endorsement of share certificates of Pan American Mines Ltd. bearing numbers (listed in charge) with Intent that they be used and acted upon as genuine to the prejudice of die 21 individuals and the public in general." The 21 individuals allegedly defrauded are named in tire charges. Trading in Pan American Mines was halted last Nov. IB after prices fluctuated COPENHAGEN police were reported today to be investigating a tip thai Croatian extremists placed a bomb on a Yugoslav airliner which exploded fa mid-air over Czechoslovakia W e d n e s day night en route from Copenhagen in Zagreb. Twenty seven persons were killed in (be crash. A young woman was the sole survivor. Unofficial sources said police worked from indications that Croatian nationalists acted in the mistaken belief that Yugoslav Prime Minister Dzemal Bejedic was on the plane. Bejedic attended the funeral of King Frederik K of Denmark last Monday. He returned on a special flight to Belgrade the same evening. Meanwhile an explosion In a train in northern Yugoslavia early today injured six or seven persons, a Yugoslav investigating commission said. Nobody was exchanges in Cookstown Coalisland, Donagbmore, Bel laghy, Dennylin and Aboghill. CITIZENS PANIC The terrorism reduced the clt Izens of Newry, three miles in side the border, to a state o sheer panic. Terrified women shoppers rat screaming for cover as bias after blast sent glass and debris Dying In all directons. Five explosions in one minute wrecked shops and offices ir. Newry's town centre. A pole carryng electric cables cnehet down into the street it a shower of sparks. A pall of smoke hung over the town for most of the morning. In Belfast, a man's suspicions saved more than 100 teflon workers from death or Injury when he found a note "From the Belfast IRA" inside a parcel which had been delivered to the telephone exchange. The parcel contained a bom) which exploded seconds after employees bad rushed from the luilding. Today, the guerrillas still were keeping up their blitz on country areas. An electricity transformer, two telephone ex changes and a bacon factory were among the chairman of a committee reviewing provincial liquor policies, says IK is being petitioned to allow sale of beer and wine from small, independent food stores. There have also been Informal references to an increase In the wholesale price of beer, be said, but breweries have not made such a submissioc to the committee. He said one of the petitions for wider wine and beer sales came from his constituents in Calgary and it contained signatures. The petitioners wanted supermarket's and franchdscd corner stores excluded to imrpove the economics of operating an independent grocery. The committee is to hold public bearings this summer before recommending changes in current policy. The only Increases in have been at the retail level with the wholesale price remaining constant One brewery spokesman said an Increase In the wholesale price would likely be passed onto the customer. He also indicated an increase In tiie number of outlets, such as the corner stores, would result in more paper work for breweries and possibly higher Mackasey appointed Charles Poirier, the labor department's specialist in the broadcasting Industry, and G. R. Doucet, chief conciliation officer for the Quebec region. A spokesman for the department said the two men now are arranging a meeting between negotiators for the CBC and the union, UK National Association of Broadcast Employees and The union has banned over time work by its members and undertaken routing strikes to back Its demand for increased pay. Both mediators took part in the settlement last year of con tract disputes between the CBC and three other am SUNRISE 'FRIDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge -17-37 .01 Pincber Creek -18 -36 Medicine Hat -21 -31 Edmonton -28-45 Grande Prairie -32 -48 Banff -10 -32 Caigary -18 -24 .01 Victoria 24 21 Penticton 5 -3 Ejrince -9 -36. road report FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Rat Clear and continuing cold. Ice fog In iirbai areai this morning. Lows 25-30 below. Friday: Clear and not quite so cold. Highs near five below. Calgary Today: Clear. Ice fog in urban areas this morning. Continuing cold. Lows 20-25 below. Friday: Mainly clear. Not quite so cold. Highs 5-10 below. Columbia Kootenay region Today and Friday: Sunny with a few cloudy periods. Cold. Highs today and Friday 15 below to zero except near 10 in southern Kootenays. Lows tonight 10 below to 20 below but down to 35 below in northern Columbia district. Montana East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness with widely scattered snow flurries today through Friday. Highs today 10 below to 20 below zero. Lows tonighl 15 below to 30 below zero. Highs Friday zero to IS below. West of Continental Divide-Variable cloudiness with scattered snows mostly in the mountains today through Friday. Continued cold. Highs today and Friday zero to 5 below. Lows tonight 10 below to 20 below. end boycott to write exams KTNUSO, Alta. 'CP) A boycott that started Monday in a protest against the dismissal of the local school's principal ended Wednesday at least when high school students returned to write exams. About 45 of 300 students at the school, 150 miles north of Edmonton, refused to attend classes for two days. Most were high school students but a few were from elementary grades, mainly younger brothers and sisters of older boy-cotters. Mrs. Tom Hill, who said. she represents parents of the boycotting students, said some of the boycotters plan to continue the protest when exams end. They were protesting the dismissal of principal BaHev Par-mar who, the school board said, was replaced because of a "staff relations problem." Mrs. Hill said Mr. Parmar was a good principal sod popular with the -28-37 Regina -26 -40 Winnipeg -14 -24 Toronto 15 B Lt.-Gov. Nicholson hospitalized VICTORIA (CP) Lt.-Gov. John Nicholson of British Columbia was reported in satisfactory condition at Royal Jubilee Hospital today after be fainted and collapsed late Wednesday night during a dinner at Government House. A hospital spokesman said the lieutenant-governor is being kept under observation. Mr. Nicholson, 70, was appointed lieutenant-governor July 2, 1968, several weeks after he resigned as labor minister In (be Liberal misses boat on yaks EDMONTON (CP) The yaks have the last laugh. Three of the Tibetan animals, a bull and two cows, were obtained by the federal government nearly 14 years ago in an attempt to establish a domestic herd in the Northwest Territories. The plan proved unworkable and the recalcitrant yaks were given to Al Oem-ing, owner of the Alberta game farm, on the understanding "they could be recalled for further service by Ottawa." Mr. Oeming imported a royal Tibetan bull and the game farm's herd, a prime tourist attraction, now numbers about 25. Ottawa, however, missed the boat. Mr. Oeming bought the three original yaks about 18 months ago so the federal government can't take advantage of S 0 St. John's 32 4 .37 Halifax 27 -1 23 -10 Fredericton 11 -11 Chicago 11 8 jailed for bomb hoax SYDNEY, Australia (Reuter) Peter Pasquale Maroari, the 36-year-old Englishman who admitted he was the mysterious "Mr. Brown" involved in the Quantas Airline bomb hoax, was sentenced today to 15 years in jail. Raymond James Poynting, 29, was jailed for seven years for his part in bne hoax. Quantas paid the money last May 26 after a series of telephone calls from "Mr. who said a bomb operated by atmospheric pressure was aboard a Boeing 707 jet bound for Hong-Kong. The caller demanded payment in return for instructions on how 'a make the bomb harmless. No jomb was found. Macari and Poynting admitted their part in the extortion plot in court last October. Evi-lenee at the hearing revealed hat only of the ransom money has been York 31 18 Miami 77 Angeles 56 42 Las Vegas 54 67 41 held EDMONTON (CP) Funeral services were held Thursday for Clarence Frederick M, owner of C. F. Lang Business Services Ltd. of Edmonton. Mr. Lang established UK Business during the early 1940s. Later be added a subsidiary company known as Glecalta Business Services 52 dream experiment indicates TORONTO (CP) experiments have disclosed that monkeys dream, Dr. Dugan Campbell of Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., told the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation Wednesday. He said the monkeys were trained to press a button to avoid an electric shock when a picture or pattern was flashed on a wall. When they were asleep, they pressed the button too, indicating they were seeing dream 32 25 Amsterdam 39 32 Moscow 13 10 Stockholm 28 23 Tokyo 41 JANUARY CLEARANCE SMAILEY MIXER MILLS TRUCK BOXES AND HOISTS MISKIN SCRAPERS WETMORE HAMMERMILLS HUTCHISON GRAIN AUGERS GRAIN-O-VATOR WAGONS OWATONNA MIXER MLILS AND MANY MANY MORE Come In To G. f. S. and Save "Whtra Quality Counti" GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway lethbridge Ph. HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE COMMUNITY A ttudy on ambu atory health care programs-health outpatient and other health service clinics Is being made for the Conference of Health Minislen of Canada. The personal views and experience of citizens, stopped LA FLORIDA (Reuter) Mail deliveries have come to a halt in this Venezuelan township since the postman's horse died. Local officials say they have no money to buy of such a centre or program are being sought. If you think you con be helpful, please write at once for further information tOi COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRI PROJECT, P.O. BOX 278, STATION Q, TOKONTO 7, SPECIAL THIS WEEK COLOR Automatic Tunina A mm AmwMtlc Chrem. Coiml MANY MORE MOORS TO I CLEARANCE PRICEI L iHl ACTIVE TV SERVICE JJ7JOM Open Thuri. and Frl. till tra on missing EDMONTON (CP) Police are seeking a couple, thought to be from the Edmonton area, who may have Information regarding the Sept. 15, 1971 disappearance of Mary Ann Plctt. Police said a couple was rc-mrted to have stopped at t lome near the acreage, 25 miles southeast of hen, whore IK 23-year-old realtor was be-wed to have disappeared, "hey had stopped at the home about 18 days prior to Mrs. 1 1 e 1 1 s disappearance and were seeking Al Gowter said Wcdnee-ay the couple had mentioned that a George Hndlew of Win-Ipefl had provided them with dtaebons. The owner of the BMMiaid tot nei woman "George had returned to Winnipeg." Mrs. Ptett disappeared after she had taken a mysterious client to the acreage. The client was known only as James Cooper, win claimed to be a Winnipeg pumping company representative. The last trace of Mrs. Plett was found early in November when her briefcase and papers Were discovered hy a hunter on a lumber road near Fort Asslnlbolne, 125 milts northwest of Edmonton. Police abo are continuing the search for John Clinton Armstrong, 67, and Ms wife Hazel, 61, of Holden, Alta., who disappeared Sept. t. The Holder couple were travelling to Peace RjveralthB time lead realtor A search for Gail McCarthy. 23, of Edmonton who disappeared while going to work Nov. 14 also continues. Mrs, McCarthy was four months pregnant at the AS OF COURTESY Highway 2, Carway to Card-ton is covered with a thin layer of packed snow. Cardston to Nanton, travel lanes are bare. Highway 3, Grassy Lake to 'inchcr Creek, travel lanes are iare. Pinchcr Creek to the B.C. xirdcr is covered with ice or acked snow and is quite slip-jory. Highway 5, Lethbridge to eavitt Is bare. Lcnvilt to Wanton Is covered with Ice and ticked snow. Highway 6, Pitcher Creek to tfalcrton, covered with Ice or acted snow. All remaining highways In PORTS OF ENTRY (Opetiln 4 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m ooscvillc, II a.m. to 6 orthlll RykerU C a.m. to mid, HldboTM, 1 U> 1 A.M. TODAY OF AMA to Lethbridge district are bare in the travel lanes. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is mainly bare in the driving ancs with occasional slippery lections, blowing snow at Gap Lake. Banff-Golden is in good Winter condition with a few slip-wry sections. Golden to Revel-stoke Is open, hut travel is permitted only on specific hours ictwecn 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Banff-Radium hltrtiwny Is in Tood winter condit'on wiUi a cw slip-Kry Banff Kg'.v.'ny Is loscd. I and Closing Coutts Del Uonila 9 .m. to 6 p.m.; Kinfisgate, B.C., 24 hours; Bight. Chief Mountain closed. King Olav in hospital OSLO (Reuter) King Olav V of Norway has been admitted to tho National Hospital suffering from lung inflammation, Ms doctor said Wednesday. Prof. Bjame Frcthdn said he 68-year-old king was taken In hospital Tuesday and his condition improved during (he ;