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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta November 7, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 31 Starving family found, 2 dead THREATEN ING FOSE is assumed by Chicago Police Department trainee Chris Kolinan who takes cartful aim during firearms drill. The training academy has increased its marksmanship program for women from 15 to 'i'i weeks and the expanded curriculum now includes classes in riot control, arson investigation and bomb diffusing, all subjects previously left to men only. ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) A man and his daughter had been dead three days before being found with the rest of his starving family in a van parked by an apple orchard near here, authorities reported today. A rancher spotted the van containing the bodies of William Thomas Orr, 48, of Pittston, Pa., and his daughter Annette, 13, parked Wednesday along U.S. 82 near Mayhill in southern New Mex- ico. The deaths were attributed to carbon an unvented charcoal cooker found in the closed van, investigators said.' Orr's wife Lillian, 44, and sons William, 12, Joseph, 11, and Gregory, 7, were taken to an Alamogordo hospital. Doctors said they apparent- ly hadn't eaten in several days and were suffering from ex- posure. "I have no doubt but that if they hadn't run out of char- coal, they'd all be said Dr. William Boehm, a deputy medical investigator. A charcoal cooker along with an 'empty charcoal bag was found in the rear of the van, which apparently was out of gas. authorities said. Boehm said carbon monox- ide poisoning may have made the family too weak to leave the van to seek help. "The kids were weak and confused. Those things are compatible with carbon monoxide he said. Temperatures in the area had dipped well below freezing. Deputies said Mrs. Orr told them her husband and daughter had been dead three days. Orr's body was found in the driver's seat. The dead daugh- ter was wrapped in a blanket in the back. The back of the van bore the inscription: "We travel to aid the sick by charity. Will you help In the rear window was a handwritten sign "We have no money or means We serve God and men in a vow of charity. We Work said Orr, who appar- ently held a doctorate in psy- chology, had applied for a job at the University of Texas at Austin. The family, he said, "was just travelling through the had been up in Utah, California, Arizona and Texas RIGHT ON target. Chris discovers she hit the target 11 out of 15 shots to prove she is as formidibfe with a pistol as any man. After completing the program, the attrac- tive trainee will have the same qualifications as most men in the police department. A police spokesman said Chris may then apply for any position a man does, ex- cluding the male lockup of course. WITH A little help from her instructor, Chris learns "instinctive hip shooting" while two classmates look on. The current class of 63 policewomen are the first to ever receive the same firearms instruction as male trainees. SEEKS AMNESTY UNITED NATIONS (AP) The UN General Assembly re- solved Wednesday to ask Chile to free all political prisoners The resolution passed 90 to 8 with 26 abstentions. The Chilean government recently reported that persons arrested after Allende's overthrow remain in prisons. Other sources have placed the figure as high as CONSIDERS WAR DEAD UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) The UN General Assembly called Wednesday on all parties to armed conflicts to help mark graves, return bodies and provide in- formation about those missing in action. SUITS Tip Top kicks off their anniversary by offering you their finest suits at incredible celebration savings All the latest fall styles and fabrics in a wide range of colours, patterns and sizes Tip Top for the pure suit of happiness. Reg. values to SLACKS For dress or casual wear, our quality slacks are the perfect accent to any man's wardrobe. A wide selection of colours, patterns and fabrics. What ever your style, we've got it. Reg. values to aftuJv The test of me gin is noi how many eople try it, but iow long they stay witnil SIR ROBERT BURNETTS White Satin Gin SWEATERS I SPORT COATS I SHIRTS Shetland crew-necks and turtle-necks have always been classics, but only now during our anniversary sale, will you imd them at ihese prices, in your choice oi colours. Reg. values to The anytime, anywhere jacket at an all-tune iow price. Choose from fall checks, plaids and tweeds. Casual elegance with a modest price 'Q9- Reg. values to What better lime than now to complement your wardrobe with a couple oi brand name, long-sleeved sport or dress shirts from Tip Top Choose from our collection of stnpes, patterns and plains. The perfect addition to any ensemble Reg. values Jo a convenient 1 op Charge Account. ,i o tht nrfftrurl ffl Mt "by OfsM'rrt l ft Cn I i Saving money never looked so good. sp CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-8255 ;