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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THt UTHBRIDGE HERALD Marth 1971 Separatist party wont relinquish MONTREAL CP Rene litlcal party and the terrorist Levesque Parti Q u e b e c o i s Front de Liberation du Quebec leader said Tuesday any idea that carried out the kidnap he had about relinquishing his leadership was changed be A few g u y s stood up and leadership cause of the way the federal government stepped imo the October kidnapping In an interview on the syndi cated Pierre Berton television Levesque said he had made up his mind last au tumn to step but added You know what changed my mind basically t was a feeling more than anything it was when those guys in Montreal and Quebec Mar all the guys from our family started clamping down on Quebec and using the whole LaporteCross thing as an clamp opportunity to I felt so b 1 o o d y disgusted and I felt Thats what made my mind up for He was referring to the ev ents surrounding the invoking of the War Measures Act Oct 16 to combat the terrorist Front de Liberation du The FLQ claimed responsibil ity for the 5 abduction of British envoy James Cross and the 10 abduction of Que bec Labor Minister Pierre La Laporte was mur dered 17 and Cross was released unharmed FEEL DUPED Levesque said many Quebecers are realizing they are taken in by the incredibly dishonest attempt carried o u t by Trudeau and Drapeau at the time and the government of Pre mier Bourassa of Quebec staged a Leves que These men unleashed all their barking dogs in an tempt to tie the Parti Que becois to the terrorists who and later British envoy James Cross and also seized and murdered Pi erre the Quebec labor They tried to tie up PQ Levesque re Levesque re femng to the initials of his po a CARPET and UNO Complete Insiallationsl Free Estimates No Obligation PHONE 3278578 CAPITOL FURNITURE The carpet House of the south reaped some r e m n a n t s of protesting the limita Brief urges citizenship requirement EDMONTON CP Cana dian citizenship should be a requirement of all administra tive positions in Canadian uni including department and committee a com mittee enquiring into the non Canadian influence in postsec ondary education in Alberta was told Tuesday night at a public The recommendation was made in a brief by four mem bers of the Edmonton Branch of the Committee for an Inde pendent presented by Barry Citizenship is already a re quirement to run for political office and to vote in this coun If we give political power only to Canadian then surely it follows that our minds leader post lions of civil liberties and mass arrests under the special anti terrorist He specifically mentioned MP David deputy lead er of the New Democratic who he said was de scribed by many in Quebec as a goddamn Jew because of lus opposition to the emer gency Such men now were being proved right and Lewis had been shown to be an honor able Americans visiting Quebec during that period had said we killed a president in Dal las but nevertheless no changes in laws governing civil liberties had been and our culture should guarded by universities which Canadian citizens are The brief also recommended appointment of foreign profes sors should be prohibited un less it can be shown that there is no qualified Canadian avail The govern mentappointed committee is holding four days of hearings in Edmonton this Com mittee Chairman Arnold an Edmonton and the members held hearings in Cal gary and Lethbridge earlier this The committee was appoint ed in During its hear ings in the southern part of the it was Moir stressed at the opening of Tuesdays hearings that the committee merely is looking into allegations nad collecting data on whether there is or is not a nonCana dian influence and if there is if it is good or Sierra Leone commander arrested FREETOWN AP Senior Sierra Leone army officers ar rested their commander Tues day night hours alter he an nounced seizing power from Prime Minister Siaka Ste They told the people they intend to keep Stevens in of John army commander of the diamond rich West African said he deposed Stevens in a dawn gun battle outside the prime ministers He warned in a nationwide radio broadcast against any outside interfer But the armys third in com Sam went on the air late Tuesday night to repudiate Bargarwhs announce Nothing was heard from Ste His whereabouts were not but reliable army sources had said earlier hs was in protective REDUCES RATES MONTREAL CP The Mercantile Bank of Canada an nounced Tuesday a reduction in its prime lending rate to 6 per cent from Chartered banks prime rate generally was cut last February to 6V2 per cent from SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS DRISTAN NASAL MIST AND TABLETS 99 Regular SPECIAL ARTHRITIC PAIN FORMULA by SPECIAL 99 SCOPE MOUTHWASH SPECIAL bpta CEPACOL LIQUID MOUTHWASH AND GARGLE Regular CONTACT CONTAC C for relief of hay fever and Regular SPECIAL ROUAIDS SPECIAL VICKS FORMULA 44 COUGH Regular SPECIAL VICKS VAPO RUB Regular SPECIAL RUB A535 irthritic pai r For relief of arthritic pain Regular SPECIAL ANACIN regular SPECIAL Open Daily 9 to 9 Opi Super Savings Everyday At 10 7 pen Sundays C 11 j j hnftwcn to 4 j and 7 to 9 f YOUR AND REXALl DRUG STORE 702 13th Street North Phone 3270340 Murder suspect had arms B CP Court vas told Tuesday of Dale Merle Nelsons purchases of liq uor and ammunition the day be fore eight children and three killed in southeastern British The 31yearold resident of West is on trial for noncapital murder in the slaughter in the West Creston Nine witnesses testified Tues the second day of the about their encounters with Nel son 4 alter be travelled from West Creston to Creston about taking a ferry crossing over the Kcotenay MOMS BLOCK TRACK Angered because they claim CNR train went through levet crossing in Vancouver while children were crossing track to get to group of mothers have pitched tent across line to stop CNR to decide on removal of mothers rail blockade VANCOUVER CP The CNR says a decision will be made today whether to seek for cible removal of a mothers blockade from a level crossing used by school A group of women pitched a tent on the tracks at the cross ing Tuesday and said they would block the line until the CNR stops running trains through while their children are going to A railway spokesman said the line is needed for the movement of grain to the Port of Vancou ver and further delays must be The women said the CNR broke an earlier promise Mon day not to use the crossing be tween and 9 and at other specified They said a train sped down the track at Burial services held for late Judge Leamau KIMBERLEY Special Funeral services were held to day for provincial court Judge William Leaman who died Sunday in the Kimberley Hos pital were he had undergone surgery the previous He was 71 and had lived in the CranbrookKunberley dis trict since Wellknown in Kootenay sports he was appoint ed a magistrate in 1963 and be came a judge two years He is survived by Ins wife three Marvin of Elliott Bill of Trial and Gordon of Abbottsford and one Jeanette Gibbons of NEW LAW PLANNED MONTREAL CP The Quebec government plans to in troduce legislation soon to amend the Education Act and permit Jews in the Mont jreal aiea to vote in school board elections and hold office as school A CN spokesman said the train moved over the crossing at and that it was moving no faster than six miles an He emphasized that CNR employees are required to check their watches before pro The mothers said they want the railway to post a bond to keep the terms of the original Liquor store clerk Joseph Lor encz said Nelson bought a half case of beer and a 13ounce bot tle of vodka about 4 Another Stanley said his girl friend and Nelson went into a local bar about 4 He said he had eight or 10 beers and Nelson had about the Nelson went over to another able and talked with two men and left the bar with them be tween and 6 AVE NELSON MFT Both Donald Karpowicn and Oarey Boulten testified that Eoulten gave Nelson a ride to a driveway in West Creston where they let him Ferry operator Cecil Willford said Nelson returned to Creston about 6 He said Nelson of fered him a drink aboard the Other testimony was given that during the early evening Ntelson bought some rifle shells at a store and also visited a carwrecking firm wtere he No decision in request to change liquor policy EDMONTON CP Edmon tons public school board made no decision Tuesday on a re quest that it change its policy to allow liquor to be consumed on school The after hearing a decided to debate the policy at its next April The request was made by the Northmen nt Community League and the Northmount Elementary School Parents ad visory They asked the policy change to allow liquor to be served at adult functions held on school premises and sponsored by an incorporated charitable or social group which holds a hquor The citys school board has not changed its policy since the provincial last granted permission to be served at adult functions in schools subject to the school boards community Retired officer not guilty EDMONTON CP A re tired RCMP officer was found not guilty in Supreme Court of Alberta of possessing in stolen stock Justice M Manning said that when Robert John of was arrested in he had given RCMP a plausible explanation of his involvement with the stocks stolen in New Jersey in Mawson is now in the se curity and investment league and Myrna representing the par ents told the board the league has no facilities in which to hold any type of so cial Kidnapped official released MONTEVIDEO AP Guide Berro Uruguays attor was freed in good health Tuesday night by Tupa maro guerrillas who kidnapped him March Berro Oribe was turned loose on a street near the centre of the city and his family was noti fied by telephone of his Berro was abducted eight days after the Tupamaros released United States soils ex pert Claude who was held 208 The guerrillas still hold British Ambassador Georffrey abducted The attorneygenerals abduc tion was the eighth kidnapping by guerrillas in Uruguay since 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 Uru guayan Supreme They accused him of sponsor ing the transfer of Tupamaro priT from civil jurisdic tion ihtary courts under presume fiom President Jorge Pacheco Areco fired his gun several sighting the Eileen whose husband owns the sports Nelson came in about to buy back a press and die used to make ammuni die he had earlier sold to He was quite insistent on having the die that night at it could not be Swanson said Nelson also bought materials used to make rifle All the witnesses but one testi fied that Nelson appeared to be sober and Wickwire said Nelson may have feeling good but didnt took neatly sat ex pressionless throughout the A full public gallery watched the proceedings in the stuffy The jury left the court several times while points of law were brought Nelson is charged specifically in the deaths of sevenyearold Tracy Wasyk and eightyearold Catherine At the trials the prosecution said it would submit evidence to show that Nelson went to the Wasyk home in the early morning and killed Alex about and A police search led to the Raymond Phipps residence about two miles away where in vestieators found Use bodies oj Isabelle Brian Paul and Ken neth The body of Catherine Amand was found The in Supreme is Weather and road report 91 ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H L Pre 23 Pmcher Waterton 39 25 Medicine Hat 32 23 10 Grande Prairie 18 10 16 20 13 57 36 39 Cranbrook 36 29 Prince George 19 Vancouver as 16 12 20 Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg 14 12 29 13 Quebec 19 29 Los 3 Las Vegas 83 63 Halifax 27 Charloltetown 26 Fredericton 27 New 22 64 FORECAST LefhbridgeMedicine Hat Today Mainly cloudy with light Thursday Clear ing by Lows 510 Kiglia near CALGARY Today Light snow and fog patches this Clearing by Winds Lows zerofive Thursday A few snow showers in the other wise clear and Highs 20 Columbia Kootenay Today Cloudy with periods of Thursday Mostly cloudy with a few Lows tonight in Highs Thursday Gerhart tells legislature Ombudsman not infallible SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS EDMONTON CP The has full confidence in Ombudsman George Me Clellan but he is not AttorneyGeneral Ed Gerhart told the Alberta legislature Gerhart said Me i a former RCMP com rnibsiuncr who was appointed I North Americas first ombuds man in hrcjitsng There will be many areas now and in the future that will t require clarification Debating an opposition mo dun which seeks a vote of con fidcncp in the the aKoiTieygenei al said the gov r rrnment reserves the right to I reject or modify I McClellans It was not the ombudsmans pifiogative to make a judg ment or a hut only to recommend The goMMnmcnl didnl agree with McClellans recom mendation in a case involving an Edmonton real estate sales man but has agreed with every one but this This one was questionable because it called for the gov ernment to pay the former salesman as compensa tion because in McClel lans opinion his expulsion was in pait due to a fiav in provm ulu legislation dealing with co The attorneygeneral said his department could not detect any flaws and decided to hold a public a former Chief Justice of con ducted the inquiry and dis agreed with the ombudsmans McLaur in said there was no justifi cation to change legislation or to nay compensation Gerhart said the govern ment accepts McLaurins report and considers the mat ter The Progressive Conserva tive motion said the govern ment should not be allowed to authorize a public inquiry and recommended amendments to the Ombudsman Act to provide for an inquiry only under ex ceptional circumstances upon the direction of the legisla tuie Describing the motion as a fruit cako the attomcy genoral proposed an amend ment that eliminated every thing hut a call for the legisla ture to confirm its confidence in Roy Ells SC Grouard agreed that direction for an in quiry should come from the leg islature and said recommenda tions bv the ombudsman should go to the legislature for accept ance or t eject tun Opposition IjCtifier Peter Loughecd adjourned AN INVITATION To visit The Boys ot our booth ot the Seed Fair and see our display of Irrigation Equipment Pump Unit Knight Auggie Wagons Rolling Cultivator Stanhay Precision Planters fc John Bean Sprayers Gandy Fertilizer Applicators Hesston StakHand GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 3273J6S OFFICIAL AS AT TODAY COURTESV OF AMA Highway Canvay to Card some icy Card ston to travel lanes mostly Highway Leihbridge to Grassy travel lanes bare and Highway Lethbridge fo travel lanes bare and Lundbreck to the BC some snow packed icy Highway Lethbndgc Highway Lethbridge to rnostly covered with packed snow or Highway Monarch to Car travel lanes Highways 52 and travel lanes bare except for occa sional icy sections cast of Card Lethbridge to long icy Highway Pincher Creek to Highway some short icy Highway Trans Canada Calgary to Revel stoke mainly bare with a few to slippery Generally in good winter driving BanffRadium and BanffJas per highways are bare and in gcod winter driving CrestonSalmo highway is mosly bare and sanded where PORTS or ENTRY Opening and Cluing Coults 24 hours Canvay B to 6 Del Bomta 9 to C pm 9 to 0 24 hours PortlullRykerts 8 to Chief Mountain 8 to 5 ;