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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, July 21, '1971 t A 30-year-old policewoman who says her "only fault was that I disobeyed an unlawful or- der" has been fired from the Detroit police department for refusing to pose as a decoy prosifule. "The question before the board was no! resolved in terms of sentiments, for we are all sympathetic to the role of a woman in today's said the three-man department trail board which ordered the firing of Gale Alilriiljfc. The board said in a prepared statement that the woman was dismissed on grounds that she "knowingly, wilfully and clear- ly" disobeyed "a lawful order." GALE ALDRIDGE Refused to pose Mrs. Aldndgi was suspended without pay in May, 1970, pend- ing the findings of the board. Actress -lane Fonda slipped into Cleveland police nation virtually unnoticed where charges of assault and battery and disorderly conduct lodged against her were dropped. Chief Police Prosecutor Ev- erett Chandler presented a mo- tion for dismissal, telling Judge Lloyd Brownthere was "insuf- ficient evidence to sustain a conviction." Mils Fonda had been accused of kicking a policeman when he went to the aid of a U.S. cus- toms agent who detained Ihe actress at Cleveland Interna- tional Airport last Nov. 3, after a piano Ifight from Toronto. t Clay Slmw, unsuccessfully prosecuted hy New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison on a charge of plotting to as- sassinate President Jolm F. Kennedy, was appointed to a city post by Mayor Moon Lan- drieu. Shaw, 57, acquitled on the conspiracy charge in 1969 and freed recently of perjury charge stemming from ths trial, was appointed to the heard of directors of the French Market Coip, a city- owned agency. Rmlv Vallec, ths veteran en- tertainer who wanted the street where he lives in Los Angeles renamed Rue de Vallee, has re- signed from the city traffic commission because "1 don't want lo be humiliated and lam- basted by city councilmen." Vallee, 69, said he resigned two days before the council was to consider his five-year reap- pomtir.ent by Mayor Sam Ycrty. Several councilmen have criticized Vallee lor the pro- posed street name change. t The London Times Literary Supplement, in reviewing a sel- ection of speeches and writings by Lester Pearson, says the former prime minister "can congratulate himself on having done more than any other Ca- nadian to put his country on the map in its own right." Pearson's Words and Occa- sions, featuring expressions of opinion from the whole range of Ihe former Liberal Leader's public career, is a book which shows that in his last 10 years at the top he was increasingly self-assured snd "without losing humane ur- banity of his earlier the supplement says. "The early speeches are ear- ncsl, friendly and thoughtful. "The later speeches are vigo- rous, cogent and sometimes po- lemical. "In between is a twilight area in which the most marked cha- racteristic seems to te an in- ferior complex." Stanfield invited to extend visit OTTAWA