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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta OVERCAST FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR 30. VOL. LX1H No. 271 LETI-IBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGE'S In Montreal Kidnap Crisis MONTREAL (CP) An alvr.osphere ot near nor- mality prevailed in Montreal during the weekend as the outward tensions o[ the kidnap crisis began to As armed troops continued guard duly at public buildings snci 10 persons were arrested under tlie War Measures Act, business ul downtown nightclubs was returning to normal. Children made their regular Hal- loween rounds Saturday night and voters in 17 suburbs voted Sunday on councillors and mayors. Police, returning to regular squads after four weeks of conccnlvnUon in the search for Front dc Liberation du Quebec kidnappers, made liquor raids on clubs and bars. However, customers were subjected io more than tho normal questioning. All identification was check- ed and policemen carried pictures to track five prime suspe'-ls in the kidnap-murder of Labor Minister Pi- erre Laporte of Quebec and tlia abduction of British diplomat James (Jasper) Cross. public word on the fate of Mr. Cross, kid- napped four weeks ago today, has been heard since a letter confirming he was alive was found Oct. 1C, hours after the body of Mr. Laporte was found in a car trunk. Crimes Increase Wilh many provincial policemen, called to the city at Hie peak ot tlie crisis, back now at postings across Quebec ami with the discontinuance of roadblocks on bridges, the crime rate in Canada's holdup capital also showed signs of returning ID its pre-kidnap level. The underworld, driven hito hiding by extraordin- ary police patrols since Mr. Cross's abduction, staged several holdups. The trend began late last week when gunmen raided a bank and three men shot a grocer to death while robbing his store. Meanwhile, police reported that 134 persons were still being detained in the kidnap investigation. There have been 420 arrests under the War Measures Act since its proclamation Oct. 10. Deluinees Riven access tn legal last Tlniv- day expected to mount" an all-out clrive begi.i- ning today for their release. Visiting privileges for two hours a morning on weekdays and V'z hours in the afternoons, seven days a week, were also in effect during tho weekend. Hearing Scheduled A hearing was scheduled for today on a petition for the release ot lawyer Hobert Lemieux, tlie FLQ's negotiator in fruitless talks with government two weeks ago over tlie possible release of the kidnap hostages. Mr. Justice Antonio Lamer of Quebec Superior Court was to hear representation on behalf ot Le- raieux and Justice Minister Jerome Choquette and Di- rector Maurice Saint-Pierre of the provincial police. lie ordered a habcas-eorpus petition served oa the justice minister ami the police director Friday when he agreed to consider Lernieux's release. A civil liberties committee that has been visit- ing detainees in prison said Sunday night it had been unable to confirm reports of mistreatment levelled by at least one person released after a few nights in jail. The Human Rights League said conditions for the detainees have been improving gradually. League President Jacques Hebert, a long-time friend of Prime Minister Trudeau, said to find substantiation for allegations of rough tactics uncover- ed only feelings that "certain policemen" would use unacceptable questioning methods if given the oppor- tunity. Meanwhile, comment on the results arid causes the terrorist outbreak continued. Trudeau Speaks Prime Minister Trudeau told a CBC French-lan- guage television audience Saturday that the FLQ kid- nappers have brought "a tide of reprobation" on them- selves. He said the citizens themselves have been the first defenders of order during the crisis. Ii, Quebec Cily Sunday night, Crediliste leader Ueal Caotielle blamed the Quebec education system for allowing teachers to promote revolution. He lold parly followers at a rally (hat young Canadians should be forced to serve Icrms in military services to teach them discipline and rid them of revolutionary ineas. In addition to Hie federal government War Mea- sures Act passed to restrict terrorist activities, Que- bec government regulations to limit the FLQ bomb attacks came inlo effect Sunday. War-time regulations governing the sale, distribu- tion and possession of explosives v.-ere reactivated La cut ilyn.iir.ite Ihofts. Police believe thai Ihc TLQ terrorists already pos- sess slicks ol dynamite stolen from quarries and construction silcs (he last monllis- In C.ilvMry Saturday, Defence Minister Donald Mficcionok' Ihc government plans to take it hard look this vcck at UK continuing deployment of troops in Quebec, Mr. Macdonald said in an interview there is "no clear indication al the momenl the situation is so se- ciue in Quebee that we could make a tolal reduc- tion" in Ihc number of troops, called in more than three weeks ago to holster Quebec police forces. He said lie t'.mught the FLQ planned the creation "of it stale ol disorder in the province so thul the (Bailing forces ol the govrmmml cnulil not operate." Four Persons Killed At High River Public Schools Reopen EDMONTON1 (CP) About children and adults re- turned to classes today as 2D of tlie city's 150 public schools re- opened after a strike enforced six-day closure. The schools, closed by a strike of careUfcers and main- tenance men, will use volun- teer help in those capacities. In all, ;ibout persons are on volur.lsc-i.' rykvi. However, aboul chil- dren remain on unscheduled holidays although more may go back to classes later in the week. There were no indications ol a settlement as the strikers Sunday rejected what Lhe public school board termed its final offer. J A In Air Crash 'The War Measures Act is one thing, but this is Miner Trapped CAMPBELL HIVER, B.C. TCP) Cautious rescue opera- lions continued throughout the night Sunday to try to free miner Tadeusi (Toil) Pogor- zelic, 45 trapped beneath an estimated 40 tons of rock since Saturday hi a lead-zinc-copper mine at Buttle Lake. HIGH HIVER (CP) Four persons were killed Saturday when their light aircraft hit power lines just after taking off near High River, 30 miles south of Calgary. Dead are Dr. Joseph Edward Cramer, 43, his 26-year-old '.me both of High River, and Robert Paul Bahan, 30, ami his wife, Elizabeth, 26, both of Calgary. RCMP said the aircraft, oiraed by Dr. Cramer, appar- ently ran inlo fog just after taking off and crashed less than 100 yards from the airstrip. Transport department offici- als are investigating. Commander Walks Back After Being Kidnapped QUITO CAP) The air force commander of Ecuador .says his kidnappers abandoned him in the jungle, four days' walk from civilization, after a searching helicopter flew close to then- hideout. Pale and unshaven, Cesar Rohn Sandoval, 40, stepped off a bus Sunday at Ma- riscal Sucre air force base on the outskirts Quito. He had a Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN STEEL NERVED Belty Bailey refusing to be frightened by weird neighbor who knocked on her door Halloween night wearing nylon stocking over his head Halloween goodies being enjoyed by Greg Ivovacs and Pat Tyson in spite of trick or treating the hard way in hospital Cold Durk get- ting best of Dean McFadrlcn ot fondue parly Saturday. superficial scaJp wound, but doctors said otherwise he was in "perfect health." He had been kidnapped five days earlier. Defence Minis e r Jorge Acosla Velasco and his uncle, President Jose Maria Velasco Ibaraa, talked with tlie general at the base before Rohn San- doval went inlo seclusion in his apartment. Defence officials released only sketchy details of Rohn SaudovaPs story hut said more information would be divulged "when circumstances permit." They said three men took the general into mountainous jun- gles northwest of the capital last Tuesday, and the helicopter scared the abductors away the next day, HIKED FOUR DAYS Tlie. general hiked for four days, the officials reported, and finally reached a highway early Sunday. He flagged a truck, ,-cd the driver took him to a bus stop. The ministry said (lie general lold officials' his kidnappers' (aces were masked by p'ainl, and they did not disclose a mo- tive for Iheir action. Ecuador, an Andean nation ol six million inhabitants, has been under martial law since the ab- duction, although a nighttime curlew was lifted Saturday. Fourteen thousand soldiers and national police participated in (he search. The air force cancelled its 50th anniversary celebration, scheduled a few hours after Hohn Sandoval was seized, and heavy security measures were taken to protect visiting digni- taries. Ryersoii Press Sale Completed TORONTO (CP) The Ryer- son Press, oldest publishing in Canada, has been sold to a United States firm, it was announced today. The United Church of Canada said it had accepted an offer for Ryerson's publishing division from McGraw-Hill Canada Lid., a siihsidiarv of the firm. Terms of ihc sale were not disclosed. French Probe U3 Die In Dance Pavilion From AP-HEUTEH. ST. LAURENT DU FONT (CP) French authorities from cabinet rank down pressed an investigation today lo determine why 143 persons died in a MTek- end dance hall fire in Iliis mountain town 2-1 miles north- west of Grenoble. Firemen pulled H2 bodies from Ihe ruins. Ten other per- sons were- injured, and one of them died today, From accounts of the 20 odd survivors of the Halloween night fire, it appeared that the young dancers panicked and piled up against tlie exit doors, There were reports thai the four esils of [he single-storey, steel-frame building were locked and even boarded up, hut others contradicted this, HORRIBLE SIGHT "Tl was a horrible said fireman Georges Roslan. "Bod- ies were stuck to tlie doors and it seemed Lhey were still push- ing to get out. There were bod- ies everywhere, unrecognizable, broken up." Officials, including Stale Sec- retary Jacques Baumel, heard reports that fhe blaze was caused either by a short circuit or by a cigarette tossed play- fully on to someone's coat. One survivor, Dominique Guette, 17, said the exit doors had been padlocked and planks nailed over them lo keep out gatecrashers. It was the 20th fire in 100 or more persons have died in tlie 90 years since the Clii- cago fire on Oct. 8, 1871. The toll in Chicago was 250 lives; the next day 180 miles (o the north, persons died in a forest fire around Peshtigo, Vi'is. It was the worst of the 28 fires. tiorlens e OTTAWA (CP) Legislation thai continue lo outlaw (be Lerrurisf Front de Liberation du Quebec hut shortening the time for detention without charge was introduced in the Com Dions Monday by Justice Minister John Turner. Tlie legislation, known as Public Order (Temporary Mea- sures) Act, 1970, would expire April 30, ]97l. and make mem- bership in Hie l-'LQ a crime after aLlendiince at ii number of FLQ meetings instead of one as at present. The new legislation would re- place (he regulations pro- claimed (M, 10 under the War Atl. It provides thai a person can he (icrifinrri urce oul charge instcnd of seven as wider I he War Measures Act. Maximum period of detention without charge be re- duced tti sevc-n days from 21. This inaxinnim clclcnLion period requires specific direction from a provincial aUOrnes-jiiMiurM. The new lime pmuda apply la persons arrested after the new legisiation is passed by Parlia- ment. Two Die In At Intersection Meir Talks Middle East Two Lethbridgo residents Credico, 7C, of 35t 19th St. N., and Ilda Rota, 74, of 113 30th St. N., killed instantly in a motor vehicle ac- cident k'uiidav night on the cor- ner of lath SL. 2nd 3rd Ave. S. Credico was the driver of a northbound car on 33th St. which was in collision with a car driven by Hobert Bushford of Grassy Lake, travelling west on 3rd Ave, The mishap took place at ap- proximately p.m. on the fog-shrouded intersection. VEHICLE V15ERS The Credico vehicle veered iK-rth on 13'h St., crossed the sidewalk and plunged into the County of Lethbridge building. Mrs. Roia was a passenger in the Credico vehicle. iL-. Rushford and liro pas- sengers, CHford Henry Verpy of 400 4th Ave. S. and Lynne Diiprc of .1111 Mill St. S., were not iniiu'ed. KATALITV In another fatality, George W. Stcvely, 26 of Cranbrook was killed Saturday when the hall-ion -truck he was driving left (ho road and collided with a biidge liiree miles east of Michel. Mr. Slevely, the lone pas- senger in tlie (nick, was ap- parently thrown from tlie vehi- cle and landed in the river under the hridge. RCMP at- tributed tlie cause of Hie acci- dent to icy road conditions. An inquest has been called. OTTAWA (CP) Israeli Pre- mier Golda Meir arrived here today for talks with Prime Min- ister Trudeau and Eslenal Af- fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp on the Middle East situation. Tight security precautions surrounded the arrival at Up- lands Armed Forces Base. Mrs. Meir flew to Ottawa in a depart- ment of transport Viscount from Toronto. After being greeted by Mr. Sharp, Mrs. Meir stepped into a waiting limousine with the ex- ternal affairs minister and was driven to Centre Block