Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
-----Saturday, November 7, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Cross, FLQ Reports No Comment From Police MONTREAL (CP) Two Montreal newspapers say police have received a photograph of kidnapped British diplomat Police Solve Lost Mail Bags Case OTTAWA (CP) The case ol the 140 bags of mail missing in Montreal has been solved. They were discovered, the post office said Friday, in two surplus trucks hauled out of storage and re-called to service. A press release said Jean- Pierre Cole, minister responsi- ble for the post office, regretted "this unfortunate incident" and wanted to make a "very frank revelation" of the incident as quickly as possible. The mail bags, containing mostly second- and third-class items, were lost at the height of the postal service that occurred across Canada, but especially in Montreal, sev- eral months ago. "The misplaced mail was dis- covered when a need for addi- tional vehicles arose and those in storage were examined prior to said the post off- ice release. The mail will be delivered along with letters of apology from Deputy Postmaster-Gen- eral P. A. Faguy. James (Jasper) Cross and a note from the Front de Libera- tion dn Quebec. But official sources said they can make no comment on the reports. Insp. J. L. Mclanson of Quebec Provincial Police said: "Our position is that we are not officially confirming or de' nying the reports." The last announced indication that Mr. Cross, kdnapped Oct. 5, is still alive cams in a hand- written letter found hi an east- end Montreal church Oct. 18, several hours after police found the body of Quebec Labor Min- ister Pierre Laporte, kidnapped Oct. 30. The Gazette quotes "reliable sources" as saying the photo shows Mr. Cross looking "well and alert" sitting and playing cards on a box apparently con- taining explosives. The Gazette says the photo bears th.2 written inscription "J. Cross" on the back but it is not known whether it is Mr. Cross' handwriting. The Star says "police con- firmed they are studying such a photograph. Official spokes- men would not comment, how- ever. OFFICIALS MUM Bill Ashford of the British government information office said: "We're not saying anything. It's a matter for the police." And Jean Eerger, justice de- partment spokesman in Quebec City, said neither the depart- ment nor Justice Minister jer- NORTH WEST BRAND 34-0-0 FERTILIZER Reg. a Ton SPECIAL Ton Delivered SIMILAR SAVINGS ON OTHER TYPES OF FERTILIZERS BEFORE DEC. 31, 1970 B K Delivery Storage 515 2nd St.' S. Phone 328-2055 ome Choquette could make nny comment on the report. Since the War Measures Act was proclaimed Oct. 10 and the FLQ was outlawed, a news blackout has been imposed on any communications from the terrorist group. Support or pub- licity for the FLQ is illegal. The Star says the photograph was shown to Mrs. Cross. The newspaper also says the pholo and note were delivered to the French-language weekly newspaper Quebec Presse which sent it to police. The Star says a Quebec Presse request to publish the photo and communi- cation was refused by Mr. Jus- tice Minister Choquette. Officials of the French-lan- guage newspaper could not be reached for comment. The Star also quotes police as saying the note from the FLQ was similar to previous ones and contained "instructions but would not elaborate further. The photo is said to show Mr. Cress wearing a dark, V-neck sweater, a white shirt open at the neck and dark pants. He is clean shaven and neatly groomed. The Gazelle says "authorities believe the picture, which is of good quality, was taken re- cently." "It's difficult to estimate if he has lost weight but lie looks well and alert." NEW WHEELCHAIR-Student inventor at University of California, Santa Barbara, demonstrate their wheelchair which climbs curbs. Original design utilizes battery-driven wheels and jacks to tilt and hoist. Builders Mike Reed, John Lake and Scott Deacon, from the left, say a manufacturer is considering marketing their device. West Montana Is Earthquake Danger Area MISSOULA, Mont. West- ern Montana is one of the high- est earthquake danger areas in the United States. Dr. Gary Crosby of the Uni- versity of Montana geology de- partment told an emergency planning seminar here that Montana is "at the top of the scale." A wide earthquake-prone band runs from Flathead Lake south to norlhsrn Arizona, he said. A representative of the federal preparedness agency recommended that building codes and policies should be di- rected toward minimizing eaithquake damage. U.S. Faces Oil Shortage Northern Parley Told Confusion Created In C.BC Says Guild EDMONTON (CP) The United States will be forced to j change its coal into gas within five years to alleviate its oil i shortage, the National North- ern Development Conference was told. Dr. Douglas Montgomery, head of the Fuels Research Centre in the federal depart- ment of mines, said that within 10 years, the U.S. may have to liquefy coal to supplement its diminishing and unstable 011 supply. To avoid this move, he said, researchers would have to solve most of the problems as- sociated with industrial activi- ties in the Arctic. The great boom the Arctic would encounter meant that emphasis en research had to be in environmental studies. Industrial acitivity of any kind placed such a stress on the Arctic environment that the tundra's ability to support hu- man life was reduced. Limits must be found what activity th.e Arctic could stand if oil development was to move forward. He said the decision to sus- pend the Manhattan supertank- er venture was a major set back because it would delay development of shipping neces- sary for the establishment of mining industries. Moreover the suspension of the Manhattan would delay re- search necessary for the devel- opment of the short route be- tween Asia and Europe via the Northwest Passage. OUTDOORS PEOPLE Federal authorities estimate (bat in 1980, Americans will go on picnics, fishing trips, cam- pouts and hikes. OTTAWA CP) The national executive of the Canadian Wire Service Guild says in a letter to members that it is deeply con- cerned about "the free flow of information at this time" in the CISC. "We urge you to he equally concerned and raady to resist all unrealistic restraints and abuses o[ powers flowing from the present the Oct. 211 letter says. The guild says confusion has been created in the CI3C by the reaction of the corporation's management to the terrorist sit- uation in Quebec and invocation Oct. 18 of the War Measures Act. It says all editorial directives issued by CBC management and said to stem from the War Mea- sures Act "should be carefully examined and questioned." "Members should be on guard against all orders and appeals for 'restraint' for it is under this guise that tile most damage can be done to our integrity and professio.nal the letter says. It was the guild's responsibil- ity to the public "to make sure there is a completely free flow j of information." The letter said CBC President George Davidson's public state- ment early in the crisis was a "sweeping and misinformed in- dictment of CBC coverage." The guild had vigorously pro- tested the statement but "Mr. i Davidson's reply has done noth- ing to ease our distress." The letter says the Oct. 27 cancellation of the documentary Legacy of Lenin was "an unnec- essary suppression of informa- tion to the Canadian public." Guild members should report to the executive any attempted suppression of news dealing with events under the War Mea- sures Act regulations or their successor legislation. "We are prepared to support all documented cases of inter- ference with the professional freedom of guildsmcn by all means at our disposal, including legal action." Crcditiste Leader Real Caouettc said in the Commons Wednesday that the "journal- ists' union of the CBC is re- questing a public inquiry into the news service" of the corpo- ration. Mr. C'aouctte was believed re- ferring not to the Canadian Wire Service Guild but to tho Confederation of National Tradu Unions which represents CBC news employees in Quebec province. Prime Minister Trudeau said he would discuss the mailer with State Secretary Gerard Pelleticr, minister responsible for broadcasting matters. 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