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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Mduy, Novomliar UTHORIDCE HERALD If BIKE RIPER5 Looking ivveet upon ihe seat of a bicycle built for three ore sisters Dorothy ond Annells Wilier. Their grandomther, Mrs. Anna Miller ot Hamilton, takes them out almost every day. The bike was built in the USA where Ihey are very popular. 'Jack The Ripper Theory Draws Palace Denial By DON FORBES LONDON (AP) Buck- ingham Talace officials came to the defence Wednesday of lie Duke of Clarence, great uncle of Queen Elizabeth, denying sto- ries that lie might have been Jack the Ripper, ghoulish mur- derer of the last century. The duke could not have killed at least two of the Ripper victims because he was away from London at the lime, the officials said alter delving through fife palace arcliives. Thomas StoweU, eminent sur- geon who started the furor when he said he knew tlie identity of the Ripper, declined once more to name the nobleman he says was the murderer. But UM 88-year-old doctor said rnithinR likely tu end speculation that Uie killer, known lo bave slain five London prostitutes and mutilated their bodies, was in fact Edward, Duke ot Clar- ence. StoweU refused to acquit tlie duke, although Buckingham Palace las rummaged through court circulars dating to 188S, when Uie Ripper was on the loose, and found evidence, re- leased discreetly through infor- mal sources, that tlie duke was out of London. WON'T EXCLUDE DUKE "Fm not going lo exclude StoweU said. "I'm nol going to sav that someone didn't do it. Pearl gets invited to a lot of Weddings Porphyry Pearl IM is. AliBM, kbbly wine Ihat's helped loasl a iiost of brides lately. Why? Because Porphyry Pearl's pearly eofo iir, zesty bubbles, snd not-loo-swEEl, noMw-dry lisle... all add up ID a delicious ond eye-appealing treal. And maybe it's heniiiffi, scrvcij si Ihe light temperature F.) Porphyry Pearl is amazingly like champagne. Imported from Ihc vineyards of Australia, ihis is line light wine you tan SOTS wiih pride and confidence, For an occasion such as toasting Jhe briie. Or simply a prrale loasi at home. Because Porphyry Peatl is pure wine... made 100% from grapes. Porphyry Pearl malts ite own bubbles-all by ilsell. Porphyry a Served cold, it speaks a warm welcome. Palace statemenU thai the duke was shooting in Scotland find celebrating his fathar's birthday at a royal country resi- dence, when two of the murders occurred, have helped cast more fog over the Ripper's identity. Despite the official palace view that the slory is "too ab- surd and ridiculous for com- ment, there is a growing body of expert crimiiioJogists who be- lieve (he duke may have been the Ripper. StoweU, vlio has spent 50 years collecting evidence about the Hipper, aroused the contro- versy with an article in The Cri- minologist, claiming the killer was a yoimg man of noble blood and heir lo a title. London Sunday Times crime writer Magnus Linklater delved into Stowells facts and descrip- tion of the high-born suspect and found they tallied with the ideas nf another expert, NAMES DUKE He was Donald McC'ormick, who has just republished a book on the Ripper's gruesome car- eer. Where Stowell refused to phi a name on his suspect, Mc- Cormick mentioned tlie Duke of Clarence. Officially, tlie duke died o! pneumonia in 1892, but some historians expressed belief he was a homosexual who died crippled by syphilis in a mental hospital. Hees Questions Effectiveness Of Police WINNIPEG (CP) A. former Progressive Conservative cabi- net minister has questioned the effectivenss of the RCMP in the Laporte and Cross kidnappings. Goorge Heos Ed- ward-Hastings) said at a news conference here (hat the fed- eral government should investi- gate the methods used by the police once the present crisis is passed. Mr. Hees, in Winnipeg to speak on behalf ot Jack Murla, Ihe Conservative candidate in the Lisgar byelcction Nov. 16, Jhasized thai Iffi wasn't urg- ing Uie govemmcnL lo drop ev- crytliing and investigate tlie RCMP but rather, when tlie matter is setlled "we should ex- amine the rnelhods used." Mr. Hees said it was "ex- traordinary" that the police "have not turned up a single clue." He noted that Hie RCMP were warned a year ago that the F1.Q were following a pattern lhat would lead up lo