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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Separatist party leader won't relinquish post 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-chand, Trudeau, all the guys from our family - started clamping down on Quebec and using the whole Laporte-Cross thing as an opportunity to clamp down. "I felt so b 1 o o d y disgusted and I felt mad. That's what made my mind up for me." He was referring to the events surrounding the invoking of the War Measures Act Oct. 16 to combat the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec. The FLQ claimed responsibility for the Oct. S abduction of British envoy James Gross and the Oct. 10 abduction of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre La-parte. Mr. Laporte was murdered Oct. 17 and Mr. Cross was released unharmed 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 Quebecois 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- 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 limit* CARPET and UNO (Complete Installations!) Free Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE 327-857$ CAPITOL FURNITURE "Th� Carpet House of the South" Brief urges citizenship 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 already 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 available. 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 witch-hunt. Mr. Moir stressed at the opening of Tuesday's hearings that the committee merely is looking into allegations nad collecting data on whether there is or is not a non-Canadian influence - and if there is if it is good or bad. tlons of civil liberties and mass arrests under the special anti-terrorist 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 "goddamn Jew" because of his opposition to the emergency measures. Such men now were being 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. civil 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 power from Prime Minister Siaka P. Stevens. They told the people they intend to keep Stevens in office. Brig. John Bangaruh, 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 Bargarwh'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 Mercantile 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 1.35 SPECIAL ... ARTHRITIC PAIN FORMULA by Artacin. Reg. 1.25. SPECIAL SCOPE MOUTHWASH 12-ot. reg. 1.29 SPECIAL ...... 99" CEPACOL LIQUID MOUTHWASH AND GARGLE Regular 1.40. Special...... 99' tm�r MNaues COTTCSgP CONTAC C for relief of colds, hay fever and sinusitis. Regular 1.49. SPECIAL ..... 99" ROLLAIDS 100's. SPECIAL 99c VICKS FORMULA 44 COUGH REMEDY. Regular 1.49. SPECIAL ____ 990 VICKS VAPO RUB Regular 1.17. SPECIAL .............. 99" AntiphloglstUe RUB A535 For relief of arthritic pain Regular 1.39 SPECIAL 99* Murder suspect had liquor, arms MOMS BLOCK TRACK - Angered because they claim CNR train went through levef crossing in Vancouver while children were crossing track to get to school, group of 'mothers have pitched tent across line to stop train. GSR to decide on removal of mothers rail blockade VANCOUVER (CP) - The CNR says a decision will be made today whether to seek forcible removal of a mothers' blockade from a level crossing used by school children. ' A group of women pitched a tent on the tracks at the crossing Tuesday and said they would block the line until the CNR stops running trains through while their children are going to school. A railway spokesman said the line is needed for the movement of grain to the Port of Vancouver and further delays must be avoided. The women said the CNR broke an earlier promise Monday not to use the crossing between 8:30 and 9 a.m. and at other specified times. They said a train "sped down the track" at 8:32 a.m. Burial services held for late Judge Leamau KIMBERLiEY (Special) Funeral services were held today for provincial court Judge William E. Leaman who died Sunday in the Kimberley. Hospital were he had undergone surgery the previous week. He was 71 and had lived in the Craztbrook-Kimberley district since 1910. Well-known in Kootenay sports circles, he was appointed a magistrate in 1963 and became a judge two years ago. He is survived by his wife Helen, three sons, Marvin of Elliott Lake, Ont, Bill of Trial and Gordon of Abbottsford and one daughter, Jeanette Gibbons of Kimberley. NEW LAW PLANNED MONTREAL (CP) - The Quebec government plans to introduce legislation soon to amend the Education Act and permit 40,000 Jews in the Montreal area to vote in school board elections and hold office as school commissioners. A CN spokesman said the train moved over the crossing at 8:27 a.m. and that it was moving no faster than six miles an hour. He emphasized that CNR employees are required to check their watches before proceeding. The mothers said they want the railway to post a bond to keep the terms of the original agreement. No decision in request to change liquor policy EDMONTON (CP) - Edmonton's public school board made no decision Tuesday on a request that it change its policy to allow liquor to be consumed on school property. The board, after hearing brief, decided to debate the policy at its next meeting, April 13. The request was made by the Northmount Community League and. the Northmount Elementary School Parents advisory Committee. . They asked the policy change to allow liquor to be served at adult functions held on school premises and sponsored by an incorporated society, charitable or social group which holds a liquor permit, The city's school board has not changed its policy.since the provincial government, last month, granted permission to be served at adult functions in schools subject to the school board's permission. W. J. Taylor, community Retired officer not guilty EDMONTON (CP) - A retired RCMP officer was found not guilty in Supreme Court of Alberta of possessing $252,000 in stolen stock certificates. Mr. Justice M E. Manning said that when Robert John Mawson, 44, of Bumaby, B.C. was arrested in Vancouver, he had given RCMP a plausible explanation of his involvement with the stocks stolen in New Jersey in 1969. Mr. Mawson is now in the security and investment field. league president, and Myrna Hamilton, representing the parents group, told the board the league has no facilities which to hold any type of social function. Kidnapped official released MONTEVIDEO (AP) - Guide Berro Oribe, Uruguay's attorney-general, was freed in good health Tuesday night by Tupa-maro. guerrillas who kidnapped him March 10. Berro Oribe was turned loose on a street near the centre the city and his family was notified by telephone of his location, Berro Oribe, 58, was abducted eight days after the Tupamaros released United States soils expert Claude L. Fly, who was held 208 days. The guerrillas still hold British Ambassador Georffrey Jackson, abducted Jan. 8. The attorney-general's abduction was the eighth kidnapping by guerrillas in Uruguay since 1968. The Tupamaros said at the time of the abduction that they seized Berro Oribe to question him about irregularities in the conduct of his office and in his conduct as attorney of the Uruguayan Supreme Court. They accused him of sponsoring the transfer of Tupamaro prisr from civil jurisdic lion ilitary courts under pressure from President Jorge Pacheco Areco. Gerhart tells legislature Ombudsman not infallible ANACIN 100's, regular 1.35 SPECIAL 99* Open Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sundays and Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m to 9 p.m.. Super Savings Everyday At ^