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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta JNEW IIERALU SERIES LOOKS AT THE MAFIA Through the New York Times special feature ser- vice, The Lethbridge Herald has obtained serialization rights to one of the most unusual books on organized crime: "The Mafia Is Not An Equal Opportunity Em- ployer." Tlie author h Nicholas Gage, who covers organ- ized crime as an Investigative reporter for the New York Times. The book published, by McGaw-IIill, has been con- densed into six timely and revealing parts. The series includes the story of the underworld genius who truly "organized" crime- Ihe role of women in the Mafia; how Mafiosi treat their wives, daughters and mis- tresses; and how the Mafia uses prominent persons such as Frank Sinatra to obtain innonence by as- sociation. Canada Is Indirectly affected through the domina- tion of its economy by American business, and Can- ada is directly affefted through the penetration of tha Mafia into Canada, even (allegedly) into some cities u! Western Canada. The six-pa.il series starts in Monday's edition of The Herald. Watch for it. Proof virus causes human cancer near By KEN' Canadian Press Science Writer OTTAWA (CP) Proof that a virus causes some kinds of human cancer is probably only a few months away. Dr. .7. A MeCarter of the University of Western Onlario said 1'Yiday. But this knowledge may turn out lo be just as hard to apply against the disease as has been tho knowledge that a virus also causes tile common cold. 11. was known for n long time that a virus caused poliomyelitis before Dr. Jonas Salli and his group found a vaccine that would protect against the disease. Dr. McCarter was cue of four members of the research advisory group of the National Cancer Insti- tute of Canada who reported developments to the Ca- nadian Cancer Society here. He said that demonstrating that a virus causes certain human cancers will be an enormous step for- ward Theories advnneed 1'rk1 tl-c bo faced that the Mills be invobtu orh i.n 1" per cenl of cancers and may prove lo a kind that cannot be made into laceine. Anoihcr promising lins of research involves the (henry l.hct the genetic makeup of human and animal cc'K includes substances which are triggered into a rancor vims by some chemicals. Some cancers have been produced in this way in animals such as mice and in animal cells grown in Ihe laboratory. This "turning on of a virus in a cell where none was present before" may mean that no "cure'' is possible for some forms of cancer. The weapon then may have to be prevention through elimination of chemical agents that provoked this change in cells Dr. A. A. Ajelrad of the University of Toronto said that results will be known in Marcii from trials in Canada and the United States of a nvass test for bowel cancer, developed by Dr. Phil Gold of Montreal. Queen's University. University of Alberta and Oia Montreal General Hospital are Canadian participants in the trials. In the U.S. they are Yale, University of Pennsylvania and University of Michigan. Dr J. M. M. Darte of Memorial University, New- foundland, said new methods of giving radiation to victims of leukemia has added two years to the sur- vival period. It now stands at five years as a result of giving n dose of radiation to those whose disease had appar- ently been checked by drug therapy. Ice-age idea about Alberta OTTAWA ICPI Geologist A M. Stalker specu- lates that during North America's last ice age, com- munication between the Old and N'ew Worlds was main- tained through an ice-free corridor east of the Rocky Moimlains. Dr. Klalker r-ivs it. js ripn possible tint North America was rcpopnlatc-d through the corridor after ;-r.ijin rllse.T-p or other affliction had wiped out tiie onnlinenl's oarlic.4 inliahitants. IT .Stalker, of ihe Geological Survey of Canada, Ii3.i given a lecture on his theory- of Ihe Yukon-Alberta ice free corridor and he expanded on the subject Fri- day in an interview. It is generally accepted that North America was originally populated from Asia at least years ago. after Ihe ice age lowered sea levels and a 1.000- mile-wide isthmus formed across what now is Bering -Si rail. The u o sheet which covered the weslein plains CM lo I.S.IKN) years ago. I.1' Slalkcr said a piece of bone found near En> press in amlhcaslcrn Alberta has been data) as some H.OOfl years old AM.M.M.S Ph'KSENT The bom- was found about 40 feet above the Red Kivor and 200 fool, below the prairie level, and indicates that there we.rc lwt.h vegcLifion and animals in the region at thnt time. A similar find has been made nlxnit. 150 miles northwest of Edmonton. "Altogether, it appears thai by U.OOft years ngo miH'li of and ncsl-irnlral Allwt.'i was ioo- Irco and .1 hrjie ,-inmial Dr. Stalker Mi-l. The UtMmdge Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 50 "Serving Smith Alberta and Southeastern Price 15 Cents VOL. LXIV No. 283 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1971 FIVE SECTIONS Y8 PAGE5J Terror fills Alberta-Montana skies Axe ends mg saga Plane pirate in Hijacked Air Canada aircraff sits on runway at Calgary Police quell prison riot at Green Bay GREEN BAY. Wis. (Reuter) Guards armed with shotguns and using tear gas, aided by police reinforcements, quelled hundreds of rioting prisoners in Wiscom.hi reformatory after a rampage that left part. of the prison's north wing and the central 3-ard in a shambles, It isn't funny LONDON (Reuter) Austral- ian Prime Minister William McMahon was clearly una- mused when ho. heard Pan American Woi'Vl Airways in- tended naming one of their air- liners alter hi? v.ifa Eonia. The trouble was that Use airline for- got to ask for the Australian leader's approval and it was turned down flat Fridav. Happy passengers disembark at Great Fails, Mont. Thought they'd had it c? GREAT FALLS, Mont. Al Solosky of Ottawa looked into the forward lounge of an Air Canada jetliner Friday and thought he and all 183 passen- gers and nine crew were going to die. "1 saw the gun waving and then heard the shot." he said in an interview. "My first thought was that the hijacker had killed the stewardess and we would be next." Mr. Solosky, Do. a Trans-Can- ada Telephone System em- ployee, had boarded the DC-8 Flight. 312 at Calgary en route back to Ottawa after a business trip. "My seat was In the first row of first class and the hijacker M( direct I y behind mo. T couldn't help hut, notice him when ho got on. lie. was wearing a beige trench oo.'it buttoned all Ihe way up." "As soon as the plane left Oil- Seba disappears PARIS (Renter) Seba the python. Ihe pride of the .lardin des Plantes nafiiial history mu- seum, has disappeared, officials in the .section of the mu- seum reported Friday. They found the snake's cage omply with a liolo in the roof. With live pytlions fetching about TSTO a yard in Parts, the theory is that the tl-foot-long Seba was stolen. SEEK NEW <'IiOPS SASKATOON (CP) New crops lo diversify Saskatche- wan's agricultural economy are the object of a development centre at. tho University of Sas- katchewan. Tlv provincial gov- ernment and tho K o s o a r c h Council of Canada have prov idpd more Hum il nulhon for a thrwvyrair gary, he jumped to his feet and went into the lounge at the front of the aircraft. "About an hour out of Cal- gary, I went to tile washroom and took a look in the lounge as I returned." Mr. Solosky said Hie hijacker was seated with the senior stew- ardess. Man- Dohey of Toronto, and the chief purser. John Arpin, also of Toronto, was across from them. STOPPED BY STEWARD "My first impulse was to grab him but the steward looked me in the eye He was telling me lo get out and get out fast." His seat gave him a view of most of the lounge area. "I could see two wires stick- ing up from the right hand of the hijacker and he a lighter in the otlier hand. "I was scared, real scared I thought we were all going to die." He said he almost panicked when the shot was fired but then the steward came back and told him to "remain seated say nothing if the hijacker came back." 'Whatever you say nr do, don'! tell him you're English or he'll blow your head ]Ur. Solosky said the steward told him. "He said the hijacker did not anpear to have any accent but "1 him mumble some- tiling about all the British being 'There ere kids in Canada love to eat that CALGARY 'CTi Eight. hours of high-altitude terror ended early today when the pilot of a hijacked Air Canada jet clubbed the hijacker with a fire An Air Canada spokesman said Captain Vern IChman of Montreal knocked the bandit un- conscious with the flat side of the emergency axe. The hijack- er's attention had been diverted by an offer of a parachute as the DC-3 approached Calgary Intel-national Airport at feet. Passenger jets do not carry parachutes. RC'JIP today identified a man in custody after Ihe hijacking as Paul .loscph Cini. 27. of Cal- gajy. No charges had been laid, however, and the matter has been referred to the attorney- general's office. Police said Cini would not ap- pear in court today because a doctor described him as "medi- cally unfit." He was in hospital with concussion and a two-inch gash in the back of his head. HAD GUN AND DYNAMITE The hijacker, a short swarthy man with dark, curly hair, said he was a member of the Irish Republican Army and identified himself only as "Dennis." He was anned with a gun and 10 sticks of dynamite. RCMP said the hijacker pur- chased his ticket under the name of Dennis Munro and that Cini bad bren identified by his fingerprints. A sawed-off shotgun was covered as well as two rounds of live ammunition and park of a shell which had been fired into a partition separating the DC-8's flight deck from the cabin. An undetermined quant- ity ol explosives also was re- covered. The Air Canada jet, flight 812 from Vancouver to Toronto, was hijacked Friday afternoon shortly after it took off from the Calgary airport with 118 passen- gers, 101 ol whom had boarded at Calgary- The large aircraft, a version of the DC-8. landed about a.m. MST today with only the nine members and the h i j a c e r aboard. The passengers earlier were released at Great Falls, Mont. None were harmed. They were flown to Toronto on an Air Can- sda relief plane from Calgary early today. The Calgary landing ended an unprecedented Canadian hijack- ing saga during which the plane zig-zagged through skies over Alberta, Saskatchewan and Montana. It all started in late afternoon just east of Regina when the hijacker, who used the name ardess and demanded mil- Dennis, held a gun on a stew- lion ransom and a flight to Northern Ireland. He diverted tile plane to Nixon troop plan leaves em PARIS i AJ1) North Viet- nam's negotiators said today thai P resident Nixon's an- nouncement of a faster t nilcd S'mto troop from .South Vietnam showed his pol- iey "consists of prolonging and extending the war." Spokesman Nguyen Thanh was commenting on Nixon's news conference statement Fri- day that troops will be withdrawn in December and January, leaving U.S. strength there nl men. U; said he "denounces uilh lorn' Ihe perfidious allegations of Mr. and repeated tho OMiimimisl. dfsnands for pr.-n'p In Vjpfamm. In Saigon, iho South Vietnam- ese foreign ministry said Nix- on's decision was based on im- proved security in South Viet- nam. A communique said the decision was made after the two consulted. TASS UN-IMPRESSED In Moscow. Tass said Nixon's announcement m o r c 1 y con- firmed (Lit the tnilod Stales will cnntinno U.: lunnT '-niit.-.R h) Vlcttwn. HfJACKING ROUTE Great Falls, Mont., 300 miles southwest of Regina, where 550.000 was waiting for him. The money was raised by bankers in the city of whiJe the aircraft circled for more than two hours. A sheriff's office secretary de- livered the money, packed in a suitcase, to the airport. The hi- jacker had demanded that a rope be lowered from the cock- pit to enable the money to be brought aboard, but, the money was put aboard through the nor- mal entrance. While the money tras being delivered, a.n FBI agent tried to tali with the pilot by radio, but was warned the hijacker had a radio set. The communication then ceased. Edwin Valiomener, manager at Great Falls International Air- port, directed surveillance of the DC-8 from his office. He never took a telephone from his car. It was connected in a con- ference call with Montreal. Cal- gary, Washington, New York and Los Angeles. The FBI agents packed the control tower and at one point imposed a news blackout. The plane then left for ftcglna and the hijacker said the pas- sengers would be released there if he got the remainder of the money. The stewardesses were identi- fied as M. Oleck, T. band, A. M. Smith and Yvonne Knipa. On Hie to Regina, he changed his mind and told the pilot to return to Great Falls. The DC-3 turned and was es- corted back by U.S. Air Forca fighter aircraft. At one point, the hijacker, who wore a long b'ack coat, told Capt. Ehman that he was will- ing lo die for his cause. Later, Scan Kenny. North American leader of the IRA. said in Vancouver there was no connection between the move- ment and the hijacking. When the plane landed at Great Falls for the second time, the passengers were released. CHANGED MIND The hijacker apparently changed liis mind about Ireland, because when the plane left Great Falls again it was south- hound. He c o u 1 d n 't decide whether to go to PhoenLt, Ariz., or New York. The hijacker then changed his mind again and the pilot, an- nounced they were reluming to Calgary. At this point the hi- jacker ordered all ground-to-air and air-to-ground communica- tions stopped. 11 Hijacker in Calgary hospital jSeen and heard About town hockey player Ran- dy blaming a crack in the ice for his sud- den landing .Iiilins w.iiling for the regular selio-miling of a ca- noe ti ip from Fort Maclcod In so he can hi- jack it to the mountains for a fishing trip Hick ('oilier, after ,-i spectacular :w-poinl football career, unable to gel his first goal playing hockey. ;