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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta COLDER FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 20-25 e Herald VOL. LXIII - No. 286 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-12 PAGES 6,000 leads checked out in search MONTREAL (CP) - Maurice St. Pierre, director of Quebec Provincial Police, said Wednesday that some 6,000 leads have had to be checked out so far in the search for the abductors of James Jasper Cross and the abductors and murderers of Pierre Laporte. Mr. Cross, a 49-year-old British trade commissioner, was abducted from Ms home Oct. 5 by the Front de Liberation du Quebec terrorists. Mr. Laporte, former Quebec labor minister was kidnapped five days later by the FLQ and his body was discovered in the trunk of a car Oct. 18. Mr. St. Pierre denied that information was being withheld from the RCMP, outlining how the workload in the kidnapping investigation is being handled. "When the work to be done is within Montreal, Montreal handles it. When it's not in Montreal, we take it over. "This is the understanding . . . it's very plain." RCMP work on both Asked the RCMP's role, Mr. St. Pierre said: "They are working with us on both cases. If we need their help, they come in. It all depends on what it is." He said he did not know of any communications gap among the Montreal Quebec and RCMP forces. Meanwhile, the Gazette says Mr. Cross may Wave been held for a while in the apartment where accused terrorist Bernard Lortie was arrested Nov. 6 and where three other kidnap suspects hid in a false wall to successfully avoid capture. An unnamed police officer is quoted as saying the hidden compartment in an apartment closet was "big enough to hold more than three persons." Paul Rose, 27, his brother Jacques, 23 and Francis Simard, 23, apparently eluded police by hiding in the well-hidden compartment during the police raid which netted Lortie. Fingerprints found Police have confirmed that the secret hideaway yielded fingerprints of the three kidnap suspects, but they have not disclosed if any physical evidence of the British1 diplomat was also discovered there. Mr. Cross is believed still alive and in the hands of the FLQ. Meanwhile, Jean-Noel Lavoie, Speaker of the Quebec national assembly, said that Ombudsman Louis Marceau has received 63 written complaints or requests for investigation since the War Measures Act was invoked by the federal government Oct. 16. More than SO of more than 450 persons arrested since the act was invoked are still being held. The act gave police wider powers in their fight against the FLQ. In other developments, Robert Burns, Parti Que-becois house leader in the national assembly, called Wednesday for government compensation of innocent individuals detained under the War Measures Act. Some suffered He said a number of Quebecers suffered personally because they were detained under the act and had been deprived of their normal legal rights while in custody. These rights included being informed of the reasons for detention, being arraigned soon after arrest and not having access to bail. The detained individuals had also been prevented from speaking with their families and legal counsel. In Sherbrooke, Mr. Justice William Mitchell of Court of Queen's Bench decided to rule Nov. 27 on a defence motion to quash preferred indictments against two Quebec couples indicted under the War Measures Act. Under such an indictment, preliminary hearing is dispensed with and the accused goes directly to trial. The four, Real and Jeannie Jodoin of the Montreal suburb of Longueuil and Maurice and Jacinthe Gaulhier of St. Hilaire, were arrested last month at the University of Sherbrooke. They Have been held without bail. In Ottawa Solicitor-General George Mcllraith told the Commons Wednesday the RCMP was not informed until Nov. 10 that other suspects had been hiding in a Montreal house where Quebec Provincial Police arrested a man Nov. 6 in connection with recent kidnappings. Study letter Meanwhile, a team of experts was studying the second letter found in three days to determine if its author was actually the FLQ. There was no word early today on the authenticity of a note, found Monday night, which contained a threat of further terrorism if 24 so-called political prisoners are not released Friday. A third note was found Tuesday after a caller tipped French-language radio station CKAC. The station called police who found the note in a telephone booth. The latest series of notes began with a weekend message. stan HIDING PLACE - The above drawing shows how Paul and Jacques Rose, along with Francis Simard eluded eapfure by police Nov. 6 by hiding behind a false wall, in a Montreal apartment. The three men, wanted in connection with the kidnap slaying of tabor Minister Laporte and the abduction of diplomat James Cross, were in the apartment when police arrived to arrest Bernard Lortie. The drawing is by Montreal La Pressc artist Piere Dorion. Tories to back new legislation TORONTO (CP) - Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield called Wednesday night for an independent commission of inquiry headed by a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada to investigate Quebec terrorism and federal promulgation of the War Measures Act. Mr. Stanfield, speaking to the Lawyers' Glub at Osgoode Hall, said the commission's report should be made public to make Canadians aware of the facts before any permanent legislation is introduced to deal with political terrorism by the Front de Liberation du Quebec. "We owe it to ourselves as Canadians to get the facts on the extent of the terrorism and the effectiveness of the measures that have been taken against it," he said. "We need facts on the reasons for the decisions made by the government and on the treatment of those who have been detained." Mr. Stanfield said his party will vote for passage of the proposed Public Order (Tempoi-ary Measures) Act, 1970, to replace regulations now in effect under the War Measures Act. Although he was "by no means happy" with the proposed legislation, he would support it because it is temporary and would1 avoid some of the harsher provisions of the War Measures Act with "its truly awesome powers." But he urged calm delibera- Youthful caravan banned WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) - A group of about 200 young people en route to Vermont from San Francisco in gaily-colored buses were refused admittance to Canada Wednesday by immigration officials. The group is on a "spiritual lecture tour" and had hoped to avoid toll roads by cutting through Canada and then south to Vermont to attend a rock music festival. A Canadian immigration officer said the group, riding in about 20 brightly-colored buses and other vehicles, had little or no money and were "not the kind of people we want in Canada." The San Francisco group's lecture tour features discussions on religion and drugs and informal conversations with audiences. lion before approving permanent legislation that would impinge on the rights of individuals. Mr. Stamfield said he was worried about the apparent lack of knowledge and preparation by police even though the terrorists had been active for. seven years. He said the police in Quebec had apprehended' a few hundred peopie and most of them subsequently had been released with no charges being laid. WARREN HARDING DEAN CALDWELL 'I don't need your keys. We've been towed away!' Heroic climbers new peaks uggy rolls MOSCOW (Renter) -. Russia's bathtub-like lunar buggy went into its third day trundling over the moon today showing no sign of ending its trips in the barren Sea of Rains. Tass said Lunokhod I, the first land vehicle to move on the moon, was continuing its program of scientific and technical research. The Soviet news agency does not usually predict Russian space efforts in any detail although observers pre- Seen and heard About town pOUR-YEAR-OLD Cheryl Whitney sitting before the TV sobbing her heart out and mother Clara finally being able to determine the reason: "Frosty the Snowman is over and I want to see more of him" . . . Mayor Andy Anderson admitting his bi-focals had failed him after he announced at an awards presentation that Dave Cooper had "completed 25 years of service to the city at the age of 25". sumed the space car would not return to earth. The eight-wheeled pioneer vehicle, basically a bath-shaped metal tank packed with instruments, rolled down a ramp off the top of its Lima 17 ferry ship Tuesday, pulling off another surprise first in moon exploration for its Soviet builders. Since then it has taken sharp-focus television pictures while prowling around the flat plain of lunar lava. Some pictures relayed back to earth and shown on television in Moscow Wednesday night revealed how its spoked bicycle-type wheels sank deeper in some places than others. Lunokhod's equipment includes a French-made reflector for bouncing back laser beams to observatories in the Soviet Union and France to measure radio interference. DETERMINES DISTANCE A Soviet space scientist, academician Boris Petrov, said the reflector could determine to within several yards the exact distance between earth and moon. The government newspaper Izvestia reported that the vehicle could keep moving on as few as two wheels if necessary. All its eight wheels are independently driven by electric power. Claresholm bottles ban considered too tough HIGH PRAIRIE (CP) - A bylaw banning non-returnable Dottles, passed by town council in Claresholm, was termed "too tough" by a chamber of commerce spokesman here. The Claresholm bylaw provides for a fine of $500 for selling soft drinks in non-returnable bottles. The provincial govevrnment gave assurance legislation, banning no-return bottles, would be brought before the legislature at the next sesssion, Rollie Johnson said. But High Prairie council has indicated it will put more teeth into its anti-litter bylaw aimed at non-returnable bottles. DACCA' (Pteuter) - Six days after a tidal wave which local reports say may ve killed two million people in East Pak istan, blankets today were stripped from prisoners to warm survivors facing death from exposure, hunger, thirst and disease. Officials in the devastated islands in the Bay of Bengal, still covered in ankle-deep mud and debris, started going through jails gathering up blankets as an urgent relief measure. - SUPPLIES PILING UP Word of the action by harassed officials came here amid unofficial estimates of a final death toll from last Friday's cyclone and tidal wave of around two million, ninety per cent of the whole population of the area. The officials' desperate attempt to at least keep survivors warm pointed up the major problem of getting aid to the isolated low-lying disaster zone in the Ganges estuary in East Pakistan. Relief supplies from abroad were steadily piling up in Dacca but there was only one helicopter in East Pakistan available to transfer them. News reports here now predict astronomical death tolls. The English-language daily Dawn forecast 1.5 million, the Bengali daily Songgram had a figure of two million. Two leading Bengali newspaper chiefs said they were convinced a concentrated effort was being made to inflate the figures so the government will postpone elections due in December. Campaigning has been muted but not halted by the disaster. Relief Commissioner A. M. Anisuzzaman told a news conference Wednesday that many thousands of survivors are still in grave danger because they have not received help. He said there are sti!.' "very inaccessible places with which we have not yet had contact." Anisuzzaman said the official death toll now stands at 39,800, with 3,136 missing, but this "may shoot up like anything." The government announced several days ago an official figure of 55,000 dead, and other unofficial estimates range from 300,000 to 650,000. RELIEF WORK LAGGING The relief operation is lagging badly because of the'absence of Pakistani Air Force helicopters. The Pakistani Air Force has some helicopters, but most are in West Pakistan and would have to cross 1,000 miles of India. During the news conference Anisuzzaman refused to answer questions about the failure of the military to provide more aircraft. Other relief officials said there had been a delay in the arrival of U.S. helicopters because the Pakistani government tried to specify that its pilots fly them. When the United States refused the Pakistanis backed down. Two American helicopters were due today from Nepal. Four others expected tonight will not be ready to fly again before Saturday. Britain also is sending two helicopters. GHASTLY SIGHT Reports from the area still speak of bodies and carcasses strewn all over the place, bloated after days in the water and tropical heat and giving off a stench. The rotting bodies and carcasses have endangered water supplies and raised the spectre of a wiclescale outbreak of such diseases as cholera and typhoid. A number of cholera cases was reported earlier this week on Hatia, one of the islands worst hit by the tidal wave. Unconfirmed reports say cholera has also broken out on three other islands. eye Y O S E MI T E NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The heroes of El Capitan celebrated their 27-day climb up the sheer side of the 3,000-foot granite monolith and began casting glances today at new peaks to conquer. Warren Harding and Dean Caldwell sipped champagne and munched fried chicken-their first hot food since Oct. 23-and said their first ascent of El Capitals Wall of the Morning light would be their last. "I feel great, " said Harding, 46, of West Sacramento, Calif., as he arrived on the El Capitan crest just before noon Wednesday, smiling broadly through a heavy beard. But when a reporter asked Harding, the dean of Yosemite climbers, whether he'd repeat the ascent, he said, "No way, man!" Caldwell, 27, of Portland, Ore., commented: "I don't think I want to do the same one again. But I'll do others like it." They have their sights on a climbing expedition to South America. The climbers said they hope to form an expedition next June to attempt a new ascent route on a 20,000-foot ice peak in the Hanoi warned U.S. flights to continue Peruvian Andes called Jiris-hanca. Then they want to try the unclimbed rock wall along the Angel Falls in Venezuela. Their first reaction on reach-big El Capitan's summit was astonishment at the size of the welcoming crowd, about 75 fellow climbers, and reporters who reached the top the easy way -by a trail on the opposite side. "God, I don't believe it!" said Caldwell as he arrived on top first at 11:34 a.m. Wednesday. He turned away and calmly resumed the chore of hauling up the 400 pounds of gear the men had carried 3,000 vertical feet and bringing up Harding on the climbing rope at 11:53 a.m. Then their girl-friends hugged and kissed them. The reunion of the climbers and the girls began a celebration that lasted into the night and delayed their return to the flat-rock-bound valley until well after dark. PARIS (Reuter) - The United States warned Hanoi today that it will continue its reconnaissance flights over North Vietnam and take the necessary measures to protect its pilots. Chief U.S. negotiator David Bruce told North Vietnamese delegate Xuan Thuy at the Paris peace talks that "reconnaissance flights are essential to the safety and security of our forces in South Vietnam." Thuy said before going into today's 92nd session of the deadlocked talks that the Vietnamese peopie would not tolerate any violation of then- territory and air space. Russian guard killer flees BERLIN (Reuter) - A man who confessed to shooting a Russian guard at the Soviet war memorial in West Berlin earlier this month escaped from police custody today. Police said 21-year-old Ekke-hard Weil fled wlu'le being U'ansported through the city. Weil faces trial before a British military court. The Soviet memorial where the soldier was shot is in the British sector, near the wall which divides East and West Berlin, Distrust blocks water flow-Mowers Cabinet shuffle y NEW YORK (AP) - The Times says that President Nixon plans a major reshuffling of liis cabinet by the time the second half of his term begins in January- Interior Secretary Walter Hickel, Treasury Secretary David Kennedy and Agriculture Secretary Clifford Hardin are expected to leave, the newspaper says. The i-eport says Kennedy and Hardin are ready to depart amicably in favor of new faces. But it said Hickel, who criticized the administration's attitude toward young people, might not be willing to leave without protest. Gabriel Hauge, president of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., was mentioned as a likely possibility for the treasury post. The Republican national chairman, Rep. Rogers C. B. Morton of Maryland, was said to be interested in succeeding Hickel. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -Canadian water will some day flow to arid regions of the United Stales, a Canadian water expert and a U.S. resources official agree, but they say that day is a long way off. "Most Canadians are opposed to any discussion of water export at this time," said Cleo M. Mowers, vice-president of the Canadian Water Resources Association. "Their resistance is emotional. They are hung up on it," Mowers is the editor, and publisher of The Herald in Leth-bridge, Alta. The association is a private one and does not necessarily represent government opinion. The head of the U.S. interior department's bureau of recla-m a t i o n, Commissioner Ellis Armstrong, said Americans eventually will have to go outside the United States for water, and Canada is the natural place to look. "But we are going to have to convince them it is a good idea," Armstrong saiid, "It is going to be a time coining." Mowers aad Armstrong were in Las Vegas Wednesday at the annual meeting of the National Water .Resources Association. Mowers addressed the meeting. Armstrong's remarks were made in an interview. Mowers said Canadian distrust of the U.S. is the most substantial block halting the flow of water across the border. "We are madly suspicious of you," he said. "Our problem is that we want the benefits of your, capital without paying for it," he said. "But the great debate in Canadian politics is whether we have already sold our country to you." Most discussion of moving Canadian water to the United States calls for it'- transfer via canal through Montana and Nevada into the Colorado River, from which it could be moved to the Southwest and Southern California. The drawback to that or any other plan, both men said, is the expense, Typhoon Patsy batters Manila MANILA (AP) - Typhoon Patsy cut across Manila today, killing 11 persons, injm-jng more than 300 and flooding thousands out of their homes in the city of 3 million. Casualty reports poured in after winds of up to 137 miles an hour roared through thickly-populated districts, ;