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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE lETHBRrOOE HERAID - Wednesdoy, March 24, 1971 Separatist party won't relinquish MONTREAL (CP) - Rene Levesque, Parti Quebecois leader said Tuesday any idea he had about relinquishing his leadership was changed because of the way the federal government stepped into the October kidnapping crisis. In an interview on the syndicated Pierre Berton television show, Mr. Levesque said he had made up his mind last autumn to step down, but added: "You know what changed my mind basically?" "It was a feeling more than anything else, it was when those guys in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec - Drapeau, Mar-cband, Trudeau, ail the guys from our family ~ started clamping down on Quebec and using the whole Laporte-CJross thing as an opportunity to clamp down. "I felt so bloody disgusted and I felt mad. That's what made my mind up for me." He was referring to the events surrotmding the invoking of the War Measures Act Oct. 16 to combat the terrorist Front de Libei-ation du Quebec. The FLQ claimed responsibility for the Oct. 5 abduction of British envoy James Cross and the Oct. 10 abduction of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre La-porte. Mr. Laporte was murdered Oct. 17 and Mr. Cross was released xmharmed Dec. 4. FEEL DUPED Mr. Levesque said many Quebecers are realizing they are taken in by the "incredibly devious, dishonest attempt" carried out by Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Drapeau at the time and the government of Premier Bourassa of Quebec staged a "cave-in," Mr. Levesque said. These men unleashed all their "barking dogs" in an attempt to tie the Parti Que-becois to the terrorists who kidnapped, and later released, British envoy James Cross and also seized and murdered Pierre Laporte, the Quebec labor minister. "They tried to tie up PQ-FLQ," Mr. Levesque said, referring to the initials of his po- CARPET and UNO (Complete Installations!) Free Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpet House of the South" litical party and the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec that carried out the kidnappings. "A few guys stood up and reaped some remnants of honor," protesting the limita- Brief urges dtizenship requirement EDMONTON (CP) - Canadian citizenship should be a requirement of all administrative positions in Canadian universities, including department and committee heads, a committee enquiring into the non-Canadian influence in post-secondary education in Alberta was told Tuesday night at a public hearing. The recommendation was made In a brief by four members of the Edmonton Branch of the Committee for an Independent Canada, presented by Barry Kirkham. "Citizenship is ah-eady a requirement to run for political office and to vote in this country. If we give political power only to Canadian citizens, then surely it follows that our minds and our culture should be guarded by universities in which Canadian citizens are predominant." The brief also recommended appointment of foreign professors should be prohibited unless it can be shown that there is no qualified Canadian avaU-able. The seven-member, government-appointed committee is holding four days of hearings in Edmonton this week. Committee Chairman Arnold Moir, an Edmonton lawyer, and the members held hearings in Calgary and Lethbridge earlier this month. The committee was appointed in January. During its hearings in the southern part of the province, it was accused of being a witchrhuit. Mr. Moir stressed at the opening of Tuesday's hearings that the committee merely is lookmg into allegations nad collectmg data on whether there is or is not a non-Canadian influence - and if there is if it is good or bad. leader post tlons of civil liberties and mass arrests under the special anti-ten-orist legislation. He specifically mentioned MP David Lewis, deputy leader of the New Democratic Party, who he said was described by many in Quebec as a "goddainn Jew" because of his opposition to the emergency measures. Such men now were bdng proved right and Mr. Lewis had been shown to be "an honorable man." Americans visiting Quebec during that period had said "we killed a president in Dallas" but nevertheless no changes in laws governing U.S. dvil liberties had been made. Sierra Leone commander arrested FREETOWN (AP) - Senior Sierra Leone army officers arrested their commander Tuesday night hours after he announced seizing powier from Prime Minister Siaka P. Stevens. They told the people they intend to keep Stevens in office. Brig. John BanganA, army commander of the diamond-rich West African country, said he deposed Stevens in a dawn gun battle outside the prime minister's home. He warned in a nationwide radio broadcast against any outside interference. But the army's third in command, Lt.-Col. Sam King, went on the air late Tuesday night to repudiate Bai^garwh's announce^ ment. Nothing was heard from Stevens. His whereabouts were not known, but reliable army sources had said earlier he was in protective custody. REDUCES RATES MONTREAL (CP) - The M^antile Bank of Canada announced Tuesday a reduction in its prime lending rate to 6 per cent from 6%. Chartered banks prime rate generally was cut last February to 6^ per cent from 7. SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS DRISTAN NASAL MIST AND TABLETS 99* Regular 1.33 SPECIAL .... ARTHRITIC PAIN FORMULA 99^ by Anacin. Reg. 1.25. SPECIAL SCOPE MOUTHWASH CEPACOL LIQUID MOUTHWASH AND GARGLE 12-or. reg. 1.29 SPECIAL ...... 1 m�Y U HOURS CONTAC C for relief of colds, hay fever and sinuiitlt. Regular 1.49. SPECIAL ..... ROLLAIDS 100's. SPECIAL 99^ VICKS FORMULA 44 COUGH REMEDY. Regular 1.49. SPECIAL .... 99* VICKS VAPO RUB Regular 1.17. SPECIAL ..... 99" Antlphloglstlae Jjffi] RUB A535 For relief of arthritic pain Regular 1.39 SPECIAL 99* ANACIN 100's, regular 1.35 SPECIAL 99* Open Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sundays and Holidays 2 p.m. fo 4 p.m. and 7 p.m to 9 p.m.. Super Savings Everyday At . . . Itrij-twax^ ^^rugs "YOUR I.D.A. AND REXALL DRUG STORE" 702 13th Street North Phone 327-0340 C �o m 73 z o to I o (A c m > -ld Catherine St. Amand. At the trial's opening, the prosecution said it would siibmit evidence to show that Nelson went to the Wasyk home in the early morning and killed Mrs. Alex Wasyk, about 30, and Tracy. A police search led to the Raymond Phippsresidence about two miles away where investigators found the bodies of Mr. Phipps, 42, Isabelle St. Amand, 26, Brian St. Amand, 7, Paul St. Amand, 10, and Kenneth Phipps, 1. The body of Catherine St. Amand was found later. The trial, in B.C. Suprema CJourt, is continuing. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE -ET^^S^wl Weather and road report 91 ABOVE i9.nn ZERO AT �'^^""nOON SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:24 SUNSET 6:52 H L Pre Lethbridge ... . ...33 23 Pinoher Creek .. Waterton ...... . 39 25 Medicine Hat .. .. 32 23 Edmonton ..... . . 14 10 .05 Grande Prairie ... 18 10 .12 Banff......... .. 42 16 Calgary...... ... 20 13 .01 Victoria...... .. 57 36 .30 PenUcton...... .. 47 39 .02 Cranbrook ..... . . 36 29 .02 Prince George .. .. 30 19 .21 Vancouver ... . ... 55 41 .56 Saskatoon...... . 16 5 ,, Regina....... .. 12 0 Winnipeg ... ... .. 20 3 Toronto ... ... . ...29 14 Ottawa....... ... 27 12 Montreal ...... .. 29 13 ., Quebec....... ... 30 19 ,. St. John's...... .. 36 29 .09 Los Angeles ... ... 60 3 Las Vegas ....... 83 63 .. Halifax .......... 42 27 .58 Oharlottetown .. .. 38 26 .13 Fredericton ...... 40 27 .10 New York........ 43 22 ., Miami..........81 64 .. FORECAST Lethbridge-Medleine Hat - Today: Mainly cloudy with light snow. Thursday: Clearing by noon. Lows 5-10 above. Highs near 25. CALGARY - Today: Light snow and fog patches this morning. Clearing by noon. Wmds N15. Lows zero-five above. Thiusday: A few snow-showers in the foothills, other-\vise clear and cold. Highs 20-25. Columbia  Kootenay - Today: Cloudy with periods of snow. Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a few snowflurries. Lows tonight in 20s. Highs Thursday 3540. AN INVITATION To visit '7ho Boys" at our booth at the Seed Fair and see our display of . . . ^ Irrigation Equipment (Wheels, Movers, Pump Unit) ^ Knight Auggie Wagons lAr A.C. Rolling Cultivator Stanhay Precision Planters John Bean Sprayers ^ Gandy Fertilizer Applicators Hesston Stak-Hand GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUnS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF AMA Highway 2, Carway to Card-ston, some icy sections. Card-ston to Nanton, travel lanes mostly bare. Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Grassy Lake, travel lanes bare and dry. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to Lundbreck, travel lanes bare and di-y. Lundbreck to the BC border, some snow packed icy sections. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts, bare. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Leavitt, bare except for occasional icy sections east of Card-ston, Lethbridge to Waterton, some long icy sections. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton, mostly covei-ed with packed snow or ice. Highway 23, Monarch to Car-mangay, travel lanes bare. Highways 25, 36, 52 and 61, travel lanes bare. Highway 62, some short Icy sections. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Revel-stoke, mainly bare with a few slippery sections. Generally in good winter driving condition. Banff-Radium and B^f-Jas-per highways are bare and in good winter driving condition. Creston-Salmo highway is mosUy bare and sanded where necessary. PORTS OV ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to C p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.".. 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain Ciosed. Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;