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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Prison escapes highten action Penitentiary service under attention Wednesday, May 16, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD -It By THE CANADIAN PRESS. Surely one of the most belea- gured aspects of society at the present time, the penitentiary service is under heightened "at- tention from coast to coast. The centre of attention in re- tent days has been Montreal where five dangerous prisoners escaped St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary Sunday. The guard tower near where they made their escape was un- manned at the guard was on his lunch break Reports also are being investigated that authorities bad been warned as early as April 25 that a major break from the prison was planned. Solicitor-General Warren Al- Imand has been taking most of the heat generated by the situ- ation and it's unlikely to let up today when he faces the Com- mons justice and legal affairs committee. But, in Victoria Monday, he said a judicial inquiry will be held into this escape m particu- lar and the Quebec penitentiary situation in general. There have been a rash of es- capes recently from Quebec correctional establishments, no- tably at Cowansville. INQUIRIES ABOUND Mr. Allmand told a news con- ference at the gate of the Wil- liam Head minimum security establishment there already were two internal investigations in progress in Quebec and he would be naming commission- ers to undertake the judicial in- quiry. He said he hoped to have one member from the armed forces, one a judge and the third from the penitentiaries service and further hoped to be able to name them in a day or two. Earlier Monday, after reject- ing a demand for a specia Commons committee to in vestigate all aspects of th prison system, Justice Ministe Otto Lang said there wer enough discrepancies in actio taken at St. Vincent de Paul Sunday to warrant the inquiry. He added, at the urging o Opposition Leader Rober Port authority chairman quits VANCOUVER (CP) Ml Rathie says he has resigned as chairman of the Vancouver Port Authority. Mr. Rathie, the outspoken former Vancouver mayor, said tie sent Ms written resignation to federal Transport Minister Jean Marchand last week. UNDER FIRE Mr. Rathie has been under Top chemist dies ail 71 WASHINGTON (AP) Eu- gene Rabinowitch, 71, senior chemist on the Manhattan Proj- ect that led to development of the first atomic bomb, died Tuesday in hospital. Although a leader in the project which pro- duced the first controlled nu- clear reaction, the Russian-born scientist joined other workers in drafting a report which urged the U.S. government not to use atomic weapons. In 1945, he and Hyman H. Goldsmith founded the Bulletin of Atomic Scien- tists, which Rabinowitch edited until his death. "ire in recent months over his handling of the harbor's admin- istration and development pol- cies. Last November, other members of the 10-member port authority threatened to re- ign en masse. However, Wil- lam Hamilton was the only member of the port authority to quit to protest Mr. Ratine's administrative policies. Mr. Rathie's resignation as chairman of the port authority, which he said was effective im- mediately, does not affect his position as a member of the National Harbors Board and his post as the NHB's Pacific region head. "It (the resignation) was done to clarify a situation that is a contradiction in Mr. Rathie said. He said it was a misnomer to describe the 10-member port body as an "authority" and its basic function is an advisory one. Mr. Rathie said the con- tradiction in terms stemmed from the fact that as chairman of the so-called port authority he was acting in an advisory capacity to the NHB, its port manager and other employees "I'm one of the four mem- bers of (he National Harbors Board. I was in the position of giving advice to myself as chairman of the advisory said Mr. Rathie. He said there had been dis- sension over what some critics of NHB policies saw as a "con- flict of interest." Mr. Rathie said he has ap- pointed former Vancouver ald- erman Ed Sweeney as acting- chairman of the port authority, pending a permanent appoint- ment by Mr. Marchand. Mr. Sweeney said the reasons given by Mr. Rathie for his resignation "were a fair assess- ment of the situation." "It's certainly a step la the right direction. It will give the port authority a lot more free rein now to go ahead -with its work of planning and advising on port said Mr. Sweeney. Mr. Sweeney said bhe author- ity is prepared to make rec- ommendations to Mr. Mar- chand on filling its two va- vancfes and the appointment of a permanent chairman. "But the appointments are the min- ister's perogative." Mr. Hamilton's resignation in November capped the author- ity's opposition to Rathie's methods of running it. "He (Rathie) is simply too autocratic to be Mr. Sweeney charged at the tune. Stanfield, that he was sure Mr. Allmand would consider ex- panding this inquiry to look into other escapes across the coun- try. Mr. Allmand was getting a first-hand taste of popular feel- ing in the area surrounding Wil- liam Head where he was greeted by a local protest about the prison. This protest, the most-recent of a series, was prompted by the escape Sunday of a prisoner and the later beatings of two el- derly people. Also, a man was thrown from the sundeck of his house about midnight, an hour after the escape. The ratepayers were demand- ing that the prison be moved. Mr. Allmand suggested there was no place it could be moved which would not involve a cer- tain amount of risk. He added that new.establishments were being built in the Fraser yalley area of British Columbia to ease some of the overcrowding in provincial penitentiaries. ALSO IN EAST But while the minister was on the west coast, protests and guard walkouts were taking place at penitentiaries. An illegal walkout by guards at the Halifax County correc- tional centre followed six of iheir number being suspended 15 days for leaving their posts during a prisoner riot six weeks ago. A meeting was scheduled to- day in the hopes of solving that situation. And at Dorchester, N.B., guards were protesting the con- ditions under which they were required to transfer prisoners rom one establishment to an- other. Specifically they were un- lappy about "an arduous jour- ney" with 24 prisoners last week to establishments in On- ario and Quebec from Dorches- er. A spokesman said the trip In- an attempted escape and a fire in a police van. The prisoners also were noisy and obstreperous on the trip, he spokesman said. Several officers even received scrapes and bruises from the inmates" and two had Gwir yeglasses broken, he addad. 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