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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 40-45 VOL. LXIII No. LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1970 PRICE .NOT OVER 10 CENTS' T.IIUKE SECTIONS 42 1'AG'KS ARMS CACHE FOUND Quebec Provincial Police, aided by soldiers, uncovered an arms ccclie Tuesday near Si. Germain de Kamouraska, Que., 100 miles norfbeasf of Quebec City. Hid- den in a mineral water plant that had been un- used for 15 years were a bazooka, three mach- about 20 revolvers and rifles. Mike Mansfield Police Crack Cell Gains MIKE JUNSFIELD HELENA, Mont. (AP) Montana residents gave Democrat Sen. Mike Mansfield a fourth term in office Tuesday, paying scant heed to the issue of opposition to gun registration raised by his Republican challenger. Mansfield is Senate majority leader. Republican Harold E. Wallace Isad pinned most of his hopes oil criticism of Mansfield's support for an amendment to the 1968 Gun Control Law, which re- quired certain firearms registered. In returns from 4GO of the state's precincts, Mansfield had votes and Wallace Early Wednesday, with nearly 40 per cent of the vote counted, Wallace clung to leads in four of the state's 56 counties. Each of UK counties, however, had reported only a handful of precincts. COMMANDING LEAD Only 30 minutes after the 8 p.m. closing of polls across sprawling Montana, Mansfield had swept to a commanding lead that exceeded 60 per cent of the vote cast. But, earlier, there were moments when Mansfield must have wondered if he was to be repudiated for supporting gun control legislation in a vote he defended as being "against guns in the hands of Ihe drug addict, the felon, the fugitive." Margin Dwindles o Arnold Olsen, the incumbent Democrat representa- tive, watched his lead dwindle Wednesday as election returns in Montana's first Congressional district were counted. Olsen, noted mostly in the past for his rapport with the labor element of western Montana, slipped to 53 per cejit of the total vote with 43 per cent of the 457 precincts reporting. Olsen was challenged by Republican Richard Shoup, former mayor of Missoula. With 198 precincts of 457 reporting Shoup had a total of votes to Olson's In the state's other congressional contest, inmu- bcnt Democrat John Melcher won re-election by a land- slide margin in the Eastern district. Melchcr's opponent, republican Jack Rehberg of Billings, conceded shortly after 10 p.m. The tliree-way contest for three non-partisan seats on the Montana Supreme Court rapidly became easy leads for two incumbents in late counting Tuesday uighl, bul Ihe third incumbent faced a. close race. With per cent ot the 1.013 precincts reported, Chief Justice James IJamson compJelcJy out- distancing challenger John Schlitz. by votes lo and Associate Justice Gene Daly was comfort- sbly of challenger Harold Ilslt, to Associate Justice Wesley Castles, however, con- tinued to struggle to hold a small margin against chal- lenger Robert Gabriel, to Wilh 23 per cent of (he slate's precincts re- ported, Democrat Thomas Kearney, running unopposed, gathered voles for the office of Montana supreme court clerk. MONTREAL Presse says police have destroyed a "cell" of the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec with the arrest of six young people rang- ing in age from 18 lo 23. The newspaper quoles a relia- ble informant as saying that the six have been in custody for several days and probably will be charged in the next two or three days. The group, described as a "communication cell" of Ihe FLQ, was said to have been dis- covered during police searches for the kidnappers of British envoy James Cross and the kid- nap killers of Pierre Laporlc, Quebec labor minister. La Presse says the cell oper- aled from a house in the heart of Montreal, in which police found weapons and documents relating to the FLQ and lo urban guerilla warfare. The cell was not believed to be connected with the FLQ cells that claimed responsibility for Ihe political kidnappings last month. La Presse says the six ar- rested made statements to po- lice about their own cell, but they did not know any members of other cells. The newspaper describes the cell as "unimportant" and says its efforts were devoted to rais- ing funds and disseminating FLQ propaganda. Ceasefire Extension Proposed UNITED NATIONS (Reuler) The United Nations General Assembly today formally rec- ommended a thi-ee-monlh exlen- sion of the standstill ceasefire in the Middle to end also re- sumption of peace Ulks. Thieves Whipped By Mad Crowd BONINAL, Brazil (Renter) Two thieves caught red-handed stealing life-sided statues from a church here were whipped around the town square by on angry crowd and forced to cany their loot on their shoul- ders. The whipping was appar- ently meant as a warning to other thieves of church relics, who have made rich hauls re- cently around this northeastern town. Treason Charges Studied QUEBEC of the 81 persons still in custody under the War Measures Act will face criminal charges, possibly in- cluding treason and sedition, by the end of the week, Justice Minister Jerome Cboquelle siiiii' Tuesday. Mr. Choquelle told a news conference lawyers for (he jus- tice department are still exam- ining the files of those detained and preparing charges to he brought against some of them. Asked whether charges of treason or sedition would he laid. Mr. Choquelle said: "At this time, 1 am not ex- cluding any kind of charge." The justice minister also said: would have resigned if the government had rejected his position thai lerrorist demands in livo kidnappings be refused: bul the position was accepted unanimously after discussion. have "precise, useful information" on "certain per- sons" that will help their inves- (ieation of Us terrorist Front rie Liberation du Quebec which has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings. has no recent informa- lion about the fate of James Cross, British trade commis- sioner kidnapped Oct. 5 and last- heard from in a letter in his own handwriting Oct. 18. He would not say whether aulhori- lies have been told either that. Mr. Cross is alive or that he is dead. Public Order (Tempo- rary Measures) Act introduced in the Commons Monday is "an improvement" over the War Measures Acl but the Quebec government; would like to see a permanent law rather than tem- porary measures. MUM ON POI ICE Mr. Choquetie would not aiy whether police believe persons now being held under the War Moasures Act are Ihe actual lenders of the FLQ, but said: "I am satisfied that among the persons we have detained are persons who. bear a very considerable responsibility for the disorders we have kncmi in the province of Quebec." However, rewards of up lo offered by the federal and provincial governments for information leading lo the ar- rest of (lie kidnappers "proves to a certain extent the lack of success of the police Mr. Oiotjuelte said. Pierre Laporte, late Quebec labor minisler, was kidnapped Oct. 10, five days after Mr, Cross and minules after de- mands or 'UG O.'Qss kidnappers were rejected by the govern- ment. He was found strangled to death Oct. 18. Air. Choquelle said he be- lieves separale FLQ cells car- ried oul the two kidnappings, as notes from (he kidnappers indi- cated. WASHINGTON (CP) The Republican parly, buoyed by the intensive campaigning ol its two While House leaders, some key Senate strength in Tues- day's congressional elections but saw the Democr its retain control of both houses of Congress and stage a remarkable raid on Republican control of slate capitals. Although the Democrats suffered losses in several vital seats, they turned, back a determined Republican Ihrust lo retain control of the Senate and appeared certain lo boost their margin in the House sf Repre- sentatives. Nevertheless, aides lo President Nixon reported Ihe president was pleased the Republicans had "turned Ihe tide of tradition'' their slender Senate gains. In the last decades, the parly of a president in power has lost an average of three scats in the on in i tin i-innco in -'nf f-vnar'' elections, so RONALD REAGAN film idol wins NELSON ROCKEFELLER makes the grade Building Permits and 2fJ in the House in these "off-year called because Iliere is no presidential contest in- volved. CLAIMS MA.IOItlTY Although Ihe I) e m o c r a I s picked off Republicans in Illi- nois and California. Vice-Prcsi- clent Spiro Agncw said Nixon "tvih1 Invc a working majorit- in Ihe Senate." referring to ex- pected support from conserva- tive southern Dejiiocrsls. There were Senate seats up for election Tuesday and the same number of governorships. The entire House of Representa- tives is elecled even' two years with one-third of the h'enale elected lo six-year lerms in each election. The presidenlial election comes every four years. Lalest reports early today in- dicated Ihe Democrats had elected 21 Senators, the Republi- cans nine. Two independents also won. The Republicans were elections, so the Democrats had three of biggest names back in llic Senate and well in contention fur the 1972 presidenlial nomina- Humphrey in Min- nesota, Edward Kennedy in Massachusetts and Edmund Muskie of Maine. The b i g s e s I Republicans among the governors. Ronald Reagan of California and Nelson Rockefeller of New York, swept back inlo office easily in the Iwo largest slates. Bul elsewhere, the Republi- cans fared poorly in the races tor stale houses. Gov. Winlhrop Rockefeller of Arkansas and Claude. Kirk of Florida were unsealed by Dem- ocrats Dale Bumpers and Rcu- bin Askei. Democrat Patrick Lucey ended six years of Re- publican rule in Wisconsin and John J. Gilu'gan won for the Democrats in Ohio. The high points came in Ten- nessee and Connecticut, where leading in two seats and a Dem- Republicans look both governor- Building permit totals to the end of October in Lethbridge stand at million, about million ahead of last year's figures. The total is also almost 54 million ahead of Ihe figures for the entire year in 1969. A major contributor to the October total of was the University of Lethbridge, which listed S7.5 million in per- mits for work on Project One of its west side campus. The university is actually ex- empt irom local building regu- lations and does no', have to apply for permits and have the finished work inspected. This is done by the university arid pro- vincial building inspectors. However, the university has agreed to keep the city inform- ed of (he amount of contracts that have been let. The S7.5 million represents the major contracts awarded this summer for Project One, which is to cost an estimated ljll.8 million. Other big contributors to the October total were apartments and single family residences. Six aparlments, all of them cither four or five suite devel- opments, came to J237.0CO. Per- mits for 24 residences tolalled ocrat in one. The count was 57- 43 for the Democrats is the last Senate. Since the Democrats had 32 members in the Senate not up publican and Democrat oppo- for re-election, their victories nents. Tuesday assured them of contin- TUNN'F.Y WINS ships and Senate seats, and in New York where Conservative James L. Buckley, embraced by thn White House, defeated Re- ued Senate control. In California, John Tun- In the House, Ihe Democrats ney, son ot former heavyweight had elected 231 and the Republi- boxing champion Gene Tunney, cans 159 with 45 seals nnde- knocked oul right-wing Hcpub- cided. The last. House had 243 lican Senator George Murphy. Democrats and WO Republicans. And in Illinofe. Arilai E. Slcven- Vi'iK ST.WE HOUSES of a two-time Democrats made their presidenlial norni- slrongost surge in the stato house elections, where the Dem- nee and ambassador to the United Nations, defeated Re- ocrats showed 'a nel gain of at Publican Senator Ralph Tyler least nine governorships. The Democratic victories included Ihrce o! the biggest slates- Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida what seemed a certain re- Smith. Stevenson and Tuimey, along with newly elected Gov. Gilli- gan of Ohio, emerged as lead- ing new national figures for the vcrsal of the Republican party's Democrats. teavy pre-election dominance of Olle ol tlle 1'roudcst of He- Lethbridge In Collision 32 of 50 slate houses. publican names relumed lo m i r CALQARY (CP) Alfred W. Forbes, 40, of Calgary was re- ported in "critical condition" Woman Dies Tuesday night following a train- truck collision in northeast Cal- gary- Police said he was injured earlier in the day when a Cana- II was Ihe ninlh consecutive prominence Ihe election election in which the Democrats m Omo o[ Robcrt son won control of both the Senale a senator and grandson and the House, but Ihe first a president, over election since the 1964 Lyndon millionaire Democrat Howard B. Johnson landslide in which Metzenbaum. they took a majority of the stats Leaders of both parlies ex- houses pressed salisfaclion with the Two influential Democrats in results, the Senate, Albert Gore in Ten- jiessee and Joseph Tyiings ol i f, Alter At And as our million disappears into the Rose Ellen Thomas, 69, of Magrath, died in Lethbridge hospital Tuesday night irom in- juries received earlier in the day in a collision with a school bus. RCMP said the woman was driver of a half-lun truck thai was in a collision with a school bus at a rural intersection in Magrath, 20 miles soulh of here. There were no children in Hie bus at Ihe time. Driver of the school bus was Bert Gibb. ed with a half-ton truck. John Unger, 22, of Calgary, in the truck with Mr. Forbes, suffered minor injuries. A CPR spokesman said there were eight passengers in the train but "none were injured." After a two-hour delay, the passengers returned to the Cal- gary station, two miles from the accident scene, and boarded another d a y 1 i n e r for Lelh- bridge. Segregalicnist George Wal- lace was elected with litlle op- Marjland, were "defeated" But to a four-year term as governor of Alabama, a posi- lion from which he is expected to mount another third-parly campaign for Ihe presidency in 1972. Here's Election At A Glance By THE CANADIAN' PRESS At a.m. EST Emigrates 91 LONDON (AP) Harold Hodgkin, a missionary, left his London home Tuesday to begin a new life as an immigrant to the age of 91. TEU KENNEDY w-ins easily Police Draw Blanks In Search .Ionian Troops On Slaurlhy AMMAN CAP) Jordanian army unils around Animal] were on standby alert today fol- lowing six hours of scattered shooting in (lie city Tuesday. The government said thrcfi soldiers and one Palestinian Arab eucrrilln were killed. Tbo Palestine Liberation Organiza- tion reported 15 persons killed. MONTREAL wide- spread police invesligalion into Ihe Cross-Laporle kidnapping case continued lo draw blanks Tuesday while 81 persons ar- rested under the War Measures Act remained in cells. Some of those still in custody of a group of 42-1 picked up since (lie act was invoked Oct. have their charges read lo them before the end of Hie week, when 21- day period behind bars Justice Minister Jerome Cho- s.iid Tuesday iJi .1 Quebec City news conference that gov- ernment lawyers ore preparing charges, might include sedition and treason. Believed still in custody are such ncll-kiioivn milil.inis as Robert Lcmieux, labor leader Michel Chartrand and Charles Gagnon and Pierre Val- lieres, avowed supporters of the revolutionary Front de Libera- tion Quebec. In Ottawa, meanwhile, un- named police sources said the current lull in Montreal terror- ist activity is only the quiet be- fore the storm. "Once the guards arc with- drawn and the city relaxes, they'll spring predicted one experienced ogenl. "It wouldn't make sense for liinin lo Ir.kc the risk nov.-. lie was referring lo (he FLQ, kidnappers ol British onvoy James (Jasper) Cross Oct. 5 and Labor Minister Pierre La- porlc six days later. Mr. La- portc's s r a n g I c d body was found Oct. 18, just Iwo days after the proclamation of Ihe War Measures Act signalled 'arge-scale police raids and ar- rests. Joint federal-provincial re- ivards of up to have been offered for information leading to the arrest ot the kid- nappers. Currently being hunted by po- lice are five key suspects: Paul Rose. .Mare C a r b o n n e a u, Jacques Rose, Francis Simard and Bcrna 'd I.orlir. In Quebec City, bolh Premier Robert Bourassa and Mr. Cho- quctte expressed support for the Public Order (Temporary Mea- sures) Act introduced in the Commons Mondaj to replace regulations in effect under tho Measures Act. Prime Minisler Tnidcnu said ii television intcrvicu1 Tues- day the new regulations are ret- roactive. He said the FLQ itself is reference to 200 bombings, six deaths and one injury since its terrorist ac- tivity bpga- >j) 1963. In other activity Tuesday: the CBC's French-language network, an- nounced the suspension of re- porter Michel Bourdon for criti- cizing Ihe corporations hand- ling of news at a teach-in on [he war measures last week. Ihrcc formed by the Civil Liberties continued lo visit peirutii hold across the province. Union president Jacques llebert said detenlion conditions had im- proved sir.ce last week. forces personnel in Ottawa and Montreal wore "readjusted" or ralnlcd, al- though few wore withdrawn, as tensions m both cities declined, For 35 of 100 scats Democrats elecled 21; holdovers 32-Tolal 53. Democrats leading 0. Hepublicans elecled 11; holdovers 44. Republicans leading 1. Conservative elecled 1. Independent elecled 1. Gains: Dem. 2; Rep. 4; others 2. HOCSK For all scats Dem. elected Rep. elecled 178. Doubtful 3. Gains: Dem. It: Rep. 8. GOVEHXOHS to be flcclcd Dem. elected 20; leading 2. Rep. elected 12; leading 1. SPBN ond Heard ABOUT TOWN gelling drawer hours cussing I W A 1 T experience by Helm Kovacs' cat shut in bureau accidentally for 24 Del Srliinidl dis- an up-coming Ili-C breakfast saying. "Jusl gel a bag of gopher pancake mix to go with the sausages.1' Chris HniTOtt.s, tired ;il the end of a day's work saying. "I'd cut a wide swath with a new pair of legs." ;