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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald VOL LXVII-163 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JUNE 10 Cents 20 Pages Quebec kidnappers in Paris PARIS (Reuter) Two Quebec separatists who kidnapped British diplomat James Cross four years ago have arrived in the French capital and police here said today they have no reason to arrest them "Jean-Marc Carbonneau and Jacques Lanctot, who were involved in the Cross kidnapping in Montreal, arrived here from Prague last week along with three other people a police spokesman said But we have no international arrest warrant concerning them and therefore no reason to hold them The spokesman declined any other comment Carbonneau 41, and Lanctot 29, both members of the Quebec Liberation Front kidnapped Cross in October 1970, and asked for 000 ransom, the release of imprisoned FLQ members and other conditions in exchange for his release The two men and third kid- napper Jacques Cossette- Trudel were flown to Cuba from Canada two months later on board a military plane after negotiations held on the grounds of the 1967 World's Fair on St Helen's Island, Montreal Cross was freed unharmed Lightning sets 20 new forest fires EDMONTON (CP) Alberta Forest Service (AFS) officials still counting new forest fires early today after a lightning storm Sunday night which started at least 20 new forest fires in northern Alberta s tinder-dry forests More trouble is expected tonight as widespread thunder and lightning storms are being forecast by AFS weather offi- cers in in Edmonton The storm brought to at least 37 the number of fires still burning in the province Only one remains out of control The major blaze at Judy Creek 160 miles northwest of here, was brought under control Saturday Lines of lightning BILL GROENEN photo Thunder shower activity is expected to continue over the Lethbridge region this week as temperatures scrape the 90s Typical of the activity is this scene Sun- day night over Henderson Lake. The storm came after a recorded high of 92 degrees it blew in on 49 mile-per-hour winds and 012 of an inch of precip- itation was monitored at the Lethbridge airport Low tonight is expected to be 55 to 60 degrees and the high Tuesday 80 to 85 degrees Canada's hot spot Sunday was Medicine Hat at 93 degrees Whelan stays firm on U.S. beef ban ERIN, Ont agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said Sunday Canada has always lived up to trading agreements with the United States and does not deserve the "astounding" threat of retaliation in the beef controversy Speaking to a Liberal rally for the July 8 federal election, Posters report murder of 200 in south China PEKING (Reuter) New wall posters appeared in Peking today saying that more than 200 persons have died in massacres in recent vears in China s southeastern Kiangsi province The posters also reported fresh clashes between feuding faction1; and referred to two bloodshed incidents in Kaingsi province June 10 and 18 Observers said it is possible some statements in the wafl posters put up bv workers in the strife-torn province are exaggerated but thev left little doubt that the situation there is potentiallv explosive Poster campaigns are going on in a number of leading Chi- nese provincial centres, with local leaders under attack either for mishandling the current campaign against former defence minister Lin Piao and Chinese philosopher Confucius or for suppressing criticism Todav's posters did not say when the 200 reported deaths took place or whether thev were spread over a long period But they said whole families including children, were wiped out and the dead included a 71-year-old man Thev blamed the killings on former provincial le ider Chen Shih-chmg. who rose to promi- nence at the end of the 1960s and dropped from view about two vears ago Mr Whelan said he holds firm in his stand that U S beef treated with the carcinogenic growth hormone dieth- ylstilbestrol (DES) will not enter Canada He expressed dismay that U S Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz has threatened to impose retaliatory trading sanctions against Canada unless Canada agrees to accept beef shipments that are certified by the producer as being free of DES Mr Whelan has insisted that policing of the DES ban should be enforced by federal inspectors in both countries and should not be left to the word of U S producers "We are partners in trade." the minister said "One is not higher or lower than the other We are living within every trade agreement we have We are doing nothing outside the law Inside Local 'It's the Guinness Book of Records about the number of promises you've made in one LOW TONIGHT 60; HIGH TUES. 80; THUNDERSHOWERS. 6Short sentences unfair' Watergate terms too COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) Attorney-General William Saxbe said today it's unfair for Watergate convicts to receive short prison sentences while thieves serve years behind bars "It is hardly reassuring when one man goes to prison for years for theft while another man involved in a conspiracy to steal our freedoms is in and out of jail in a wink of an Saxbe said Saxbe's comments were in a speech for the annual con- vention of the National Association of Attorneys- General "No one is suggesting that the thief should not go to the attorney-general said "He so should-the man who is convicted of failing in his public trust The remarks expanded on Saxbe's earlier criticism of the extensive plea-bargaining involved in the Watergate prosecution Critics have complained that some defendants have been treated too leniently after pleading guilty to reduced charges and promising to co-operate with the prosecutors In the speech here, Saxbe said "Fairness is most needed when it is in short supply or when a problem -assumes such great proportions that we are tempted to resolve it through expediency outside the law "As we have seen in Water- gate, men who held positions of great power have defaulted on their oaths of office and to the responsibilities they owe to the public "Criminal violations cannot be tolerated on the part of matter what position of public trust they may have held, no matter how glib their attempts at- justification may be 49 dead MANILA (AP) Forty- mne persons are reported dead and another 17 missing in a new outbreak of Moslem guerrilla attacks in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao Dutch nurse was killed because 'shoe fell off Seen and heard About town Hunter Bernie Benoit being chased bv rabbits Ian Kinnell using bumper stickers to advertise his fortieth birthdav ADDIS ABABA (AP) Ethiopian guerrillas killed a Dutch nurse they kidnapped because one of her shoes kept falling off and she couldn't keep up as they ran through the bush said her companion Deborah Dortzbach. a preg- nant 24-vear-old missionary nurse from Freehold. N J., kidnapped May 27 with the Dutch nurse Anna Stickwerda. said the guerrillas of the Eritrean Liberation Front