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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta High forecast Sunday 45. The ietlikidae Herald ? ? ? ? ? VOL, LXIV - No. 78 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1971 PRICE 15 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS - 74 PAGES 1,800 fans evacuated 40 Ore fighters battle blaze Fire levels Lethbridge Arena THE AFTERMATH: FLAMES WERE SO HOT THEY MELTED STEEL GIRDERS SEARING-HOT FLAMES ROASTED THE ARENA FOR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS -Photos by Walter Kerber Found guilty of Laporte murder Rose given life sentence Launch search PARIS (Reutcr) - Police launched an Intensive seai-ch today for tlie kidnappers of 21-year-old Elisabeth Chenevier, released unharmed Friday night aftea- her dl executive fatlier had paid $90,000 ransom. Elisabeth, a psychologj' student, retui'ned m a taxi to her Paris apartment and told reporters slie had never seen tJie kidnappers. "I aJways had ray eyes blindfolded, absolutely all the time," she said. Elisabeth, sixth of the nine children of Jean Chenevier, head of British Petroleum's French subsidiary, was snatched Monday night as she returned home from choir practice. She said he was overpowered as she parked her car in the underground eai- paj-k of her liighrise apai-t-ment building. A blanket was thrown over her head and she was driven away. MONTREAL (CP) - Paul Rose was sentenced to life imprisonment today after being found iguilty by a Court of Queen's Bench jury of the noncapital murder of Pierre Laporte. Artist dies PLArrSBURGII. N.Y. fAPI ~ Rockwell Kent, as often condemned for tiis politics as ad-mu'ed for his art., died today in this northeni New York city. He was 88. The outspoken artist had been in failing health for some time. Kent was something of a modern-day Renaissance man, with accomplishments in lithography, farmirg, poetry, architecture, exploring and the breeding of Great Danes, as well as his paiintiiig. The jury, which began deliberations briefly Friday, entered its verdict soon after resumption of court proceedings today, winding up the seven-week trial of tlite 27-y e a r -o 1 d former ' teacher. Rose is the fu-st of four persons to be tried in the kidnapping of the Quebec labor nunis-ter last Oct. 10 and his strangulation death a week later. The seven-week trial just concluded dealt with the non-capital murder charge only. The other tlu-ee-Jacques Rose, 23, Paul's brother, Francis Simard, 23, and Bernard Lortie, 19-are to face trial on similar charges at a later date. Rose took the verdict calmly, as though he expected it. As he left tlie courtroom between t;vo policemen his paiting commeots were: "Vive le Quebec libre, vive le peuple Quebecois, nous vain-crons." When the 12-man jiury filed into Court of Queen's Bench shortly after 10 a.m. today, Mr. Justice Marcel Nichols asked: "Ai-e you ready to contuiue yom* deliberations?" The jm-y foreman said: "We have reached a verdict." Tile decision came afler the foreman Friday had asked that deliberations be postponed until