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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THE LETHB.RIDCE HERALD Friday, Juni 8, 1973 Police commended for shooting man f KENORA, Ont. (CP) Ke- nora police Sgt. Robert Letain won a unanimous vote of con- fidence from a coroner's jury Thursday for his decision last month to shoot a robber at- tempting to escape from a local bank. Sgt. Letain's shot struck the unidentified man in the chest and apparently caused a "dead man's switch" held by the rob- ber in his teeth to close and detonate a home-made bomb he bad strapped to his body. The jury, called to investigate the man's death, was unable to say how seriously the man had been wounded and attributed his death to the blast which scattered his body over a large portion of a downtown block in this northwestern Ontario resort town. Of the 11 other persons in- jured, the most serious injuries were sustained by Constable Don Milliard, who had volun- teered to drive the getaway truck ordered by the bandit. The constable was later cited for bravery by the Ontario gov- ernment, and the jury con- curred that his actions deserved praise. The jury deliberated two hours before reaching its con- clusions on the death of the red- bearded robber and the han- dling of the situation by police. Both Coroner Dr. Samuel Burris and Crown Attorney E. C. Burton had expressed sym- pathy for Sgt. Letain's decision to take a shot at the man as he left a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce branch May 10. Two explosives experts testi- fiid that the explosion would have been disastrous if the bomb had gone off inside the bank. Several witnesses noted that police had been unable to con- tain the hundreds of spectators who crowded into the inter- sections of both ends of the block containing the bank, some only 80 feet from the bank's en- trance. Cpl. Howard Gould of the Canadian Forces base in Winnipeg pointed out the safety zone used by military ex- plosives experts is about feet. The jury recommended that the police purchase equipment for crowd control, commu- nications and personnel safety. At least two policemen testi- fied that they were unable to csmmunicate directly with their headjquarters during the rob- bery. The jury recommended that police continue to work on iden- tifying the robber. Canadian dollar has downs CFMM conference ends on discordant note CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) Canada's municipal leaders wound up four days of soul searching Thursday with major issues still unsettled. One of the big problems still facing mayor J. W. Bird of Fredericton, new president of the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities, is ation should take in talks with how to win enthusiastic support from the big cities. While the large cities stayed in the federation, many of their delegates were cool to it this week. Coupled with this is the ques- tion about what path the feder- Search launched for 'Mr. Jack' PARIS (Reuter) French Meesrine as an intelligent, well- police have launched a country- wide search for Jacques Mes- rine. wanted in Canada on a double murder charge, after he staged a dramatic shoot-out es- cape from a courtroom Wednes- day. Mesrine, 35, who escaped from a Quebec province jail last August, had been brought to court at Compiegne, north of Paris, on bad cheque charges. He had been in prison here March 8. the educated man with a degree in ups, TORONTO (CP) The gyra- tions of the American dollar on European money markets is getting the headlines but its close Canadian dol- being pulled through the same dizzying ups and downs. That's because the Canadian dollar has been riding along at par within narrow limits of the U.S. dollar. As the American currency plummeted this week in relation to European money so did the Canadian. When the dollar falls, travel abroad becomes more ex- pensive and imports to Canada from overseas cost more. At midday Wednesday, ac- cording to the Bank of Montreal foreign exchange rates, it cost to buy 100 German marks. If you had wanted 100 marks May 15 the cost would have been and May 1 they were worth On Jan. 2 only would have got you 100 German marks. The same upswing has af fected other European cur- rencies. One hundred French francs (financial) were worth Jan. 2, May 1 and Wednesday. The British pound rose from at the start of the year to Wednesday and the value of 100 Swiss francs increased from in January to May 1 to Wednesday. "Thes eare very hard time: for says Keith Dixon. general manager of tfo Canadian Importers Associ ation. Imports from Europe anything from German cars ti French perfume to Swis: watches, are more expensive now and less competitive with North American products. The higher import price, have encouraged domestic pro- ducers to raise their prices, hi said Wednesday. Exporters to Europe, on th other hand, are able to set their goods cheaper in Eu ropean markets and advantages should come their way. As a matter of governmen policy the Canadian dollar is being kept close to par -with the U.S. dollar, partly to stimulate overseas exports. Since nearly 70 per cent o Canada's trade is with the U.S there has been hardly ani serious impact on the bulk 01 prices as a result of Europe's money speculators. The Canadian dollar closec Wednesday at 100.14 U.S. cents. So if you're thinking of vaca tioning in the U.S. or countries whose floating currencies are also sinking, such as Mexico and Israel, don't worry about the weakened dollar. If you're determined to go to Europe, take a few more dol- lars. Retailers to face consumer change TORONTO (CP) Retailers in the next decade are going to have to act quickly to adapt to changes in consumer attitudes and new technology, the annual meeting of the Retail Council of Canada was told Monday. J. C. Barrow, chairman of the board of Simpsons-Sears Ltd., said an increase in telephone shopping and the development of in-home ordering from cable television will be realities in the next 10 years. He predicted a return to more balanced development in more and better community shopping areas. As big retailers get big- ger, consumers would demand more be dealt with' in a village-like atmos- phere. He said retailers will be chal- lenged to make shopping easier and more convenient as urban areas become more congested and cars are restricted. Mr. Barrow said an attempt to lengthen store hours to nights and Sundays will continue, but retailers must carefully con- sider the response to share- holders, customers and employ- No dogs allowed PHILADELPHIA You're still welcome to fly into Phialdelphia but don't bring your dog. The Philadelphia In- ternational Airport is enforcing an ordinance providing for fines of to for persons bringing pets into the passen- ger terminals. The airport in- stalled worth of carpet- ing, and a spokesman said cleaning up after pets has be- come a major problem. ees and the effect on service. He cautioned that tech- nological improvements in com- puters and retail equipment such as electronic cash, regis- ters must not be accomplished at the expense of the consumer. CRITICAL FACTOR Mel Doubrin, president of Steinbergs Ltd., said scale will be the critical factors in new technology. He said fast-food con- sumption, including frozen foods, will capture more of the food dollar. The consumer would refuse to be a pawn in market share sta- tistics and in general the qual- ity of life would be more impor- tant than quantity. Consumers wanted to know why costs were rising and were seeking useful, simple informa- tion on nutrition. They were more and more translating so- cial attitudes into purchase se- lections. Mr. Dobrin also said con- sumers are more interested in knowing if products and pack- aging are bio-degradable or are recylicable and what alterative, less-damaging products are available. He said that because of rising consumer interest government is becoming more involved in everything from public health to regulating advertising. Retailers must show more concern for employees whose values and aspirations are in a state of flux and must assist them in coping with a non-static environment, he said. As work- ers clamor for more interesting work, employers would have to redesign job content. The two-day convention and trade show ends today. i born Mesrine as "public enemy one." They warned he would not hesitate to kill. During Wednesday's carefully planned escape, Mesrine sud- denly drew a gun and told his guards: "Let me go or I'll kill the judge." He then grabbed the judge and walked him to the exit. Police said Mesrine dashed across a court hallway, fired in the air and leaped into a wait- ing car. WOUNDS POLICEMAN Moments later, a police which was passing by tried to stop the speeding ve- hicle. Mesrine opened fire and wounded one police officer in the shoulder. Police said Mesrine, nick- named Mister Jack, told them when caught last March: "Well done, you've got me. But don't count on me spending the rest of my life behind bars.'' French press reports spoke of Production labelled 6most silly' NEW YORK (CP) Clive Barnes, New York Times drama critic, calls the Stratford National Theatre's production of the Taming of the Shrew "most silly." Writing from Stratford, Ont., where the 1973 Shakespeare Festival opened Monday night, Barnes says in today's edition of The Times that it would be agreeable to say that the pro- duction was "well -worthy of flaunting Stratford's colors to the world" but "frankly it wasn't." "Stratford has always had a strange tendency to Mickey Mouse Shakespearean comedy. It is really the Guthrie tradition that will accept anything for a laugh. At its best it is an ap- proach that has the maniac vi- rility of TV commercials, and at its worst it is mere vulgarity. "Stratford's penchant for gus- sied-up Shakespearean comedy can be rather depressing. It combines a mixture of cuteness and supposed relevance that is quite extraordinarily unappeal- ing." Barnes says he has seen four productions of the Shrew in the last 12 months and the Stratford production was "the one least responsive to its time." He praised Alan Scarfe for providing "an extravagant but totally convincing" Petruchio and says Edward Atienza, Barry MacGregor and Leuis Gordon were resourceful as the principal clowns. TV analysis eliminated NEW YORK (AP) The Co- lumbia Broadcasting System (CBS) will no longer carry in- stant analysis of presidential speeches on television or radio, the network announced yester- day. Where there is "significant national disagreement" over what the President says, CBS will schedule a program for op- posing views "as soon after the President speaks as practicable but generally in no later than a weeks Chairman Wil- iam S. Paley announced. A spokesman for the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC )said it was not ruling out instant analysis. An NBC spokesman each presidential speech is evaluated to decide what kind of analysis will be carried and when. William Sheehan, senior vice iresident of the American Jroadcasting Co. (ABC) News, said ABC has sometimes car- ried analysis after presidential peeches and sometimes sched- uled special programs. architecture. His first big crime was in July, 1969, when he and a girl kidnapped a wealthy industrial- ist in Saint-Hyaeinthe, Que. They demanded a ran- som, but their victim escaped and the two were arrested. Meesrine was sentenced to 10 years in prison. After his escape last year, Mesrine is alleged to have tried to arrest him at St. Louis de Baldford, Que. He then is believed to have fled through the United States and South America, before re- turning year. to France early this the federal and provincial gov- ernments. Many delegates said municipalities should play down national tri-level discussions in favor of regional talks. At the conference opening session, outgoing president D. G. Newman, mayor of Whitby, Ont., urged delegates to "forge a consensus" so cities would bs united in approaching the fed- eral and provincial govern- ments at the national tri-level conference in Edmonton in Oc- tober. But the conference was more notable for its divisions than for its agreements. TWO WALK OUT A striking example was the departure after two days of mayor's David Crombie cf To- ronto and Art Phillips of Van- Rape warning BRISBANE (Reuter) A judge suggested here today that warnings against rape be put on beer cans, hamburger shop walls and driving licenses. Sentencing two youths to seven years jail for raping an 11-year-old girl, Mr. Justice Skerman said there was evi- dence linking drinking and the availability of cars with mul- tiple rape cases by young men. He suggested the warnings read: "The penally for rape is high." couver. Both said they were gates said that constitutionally wasting their time because the conference was a "social event." Mayor Crombie said he ig- nores the federation, while in an earlier interview Mayor Phillips said it was very low on his list of concerns. Mayor Bird said after the conference ended Thursday that the federation has to "let big citdes know we are interested in them and respond to them." Earlier in the week, a To- ronto delegate said in an inter- view that Toronto and other big cities would probably not with- draw from the federation for fear of destroying it. But they would continue holding informal discussions among themselves separately from the federation. Mayor Pierre Benoit of Ot- tawa, president of 'the Associ- ation of Ontario Municipalities, supported Thursday Mayor Crcmbie's view that cities should be allowed to speak with several voices rather than one. "We are talking about a chorus, not a solo." The Ottawa mayor was sup- ported by several delegates in urging municipalities to centre their efforst on regional dis- cussions with the provinces and the federal government. Na- tional talks could be limited to dealing with tax-sharing and broad policy issues. Mayor Benoit and other dele- the cities are the "creatures of the an argument re- jected earlier in the week by Mayor Newman. The Whitby mayor said the federal and pro- vincial governments hide be- hind the constitution to avoid answering municipal demands. The closing sessions, attended by about 120 of the 513 regis- tered delegates, grappled with a long list of resolutions including a proposal that the federation stop seeking federal grants. Mayor Peter Pollen of Vic- toria told the conference that "if we are supplicants to the federal government we lose our clout." Mayor Newman replied that the membership had in the past been unwilling to pay high enough fees to allow the feder- ation to pay its own way. The Victoria proposal was defeated. Among resolutions approved was a demand for a municipal share of federal and provincial income-and corporate-tax fields. Also passed was a resolution urging the federal government to bring in its proposed legisla- tion on relocating rail lines from city centres to outlaying areas. The Saskatchewan Urban Mu- nicipalities Association called for capital punishment and the lash for murder and other serious crimes, but the recom- mendation was defeated. The next conference will be in Winnipeg June 3-6 next year. r SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT TOLLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE -2702-327-3610 4 17-3610 A LOVE IN BLOOM In Findhorn Bay, Scotland, a group of people, including Dorothy Maclean of Guelph, Ontario, have had outstanding success in growing vegetcbles on poor soil. The secret is lots of love, and you can read all about it this Saturday IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE SATURDAY SAVE Hcmimex compact camera kit mm. Sharp 44 mm lens. Film speeds ASA 25 to XSA-400. Includes 35 mm Kodacolor print film (12 4 shot supercube and cube attachment. Zone focusing, hot shoe flash. Case incl. 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