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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta skeptics continue work JFK slaying still studied me LBinvniDUE HERALD By MIKE COCHRAN DALLAS Call them the unconvinced cultists and skeptics have devoted their lives to studying the assassination of John F. Kennedy The passing of 10 years has not diminished their ardor They number perhaps 100 in Dallas and other parts of the and they reject the official conclusion of the War- ren Commission that Kennedy was gunned down merely as a target of opportunity by a lone madman Lee Harvey Oswald was a puppet a they and the Warren Re- port was a governmental whitewash and cover-up They ques- read and travel in search os what they say is the truth of what hap- pened here Nov 1963 For money is not ob- ject Their target remains the Warren their bi- ble the 26 volumes supporting the commission conclusions SPLIT ON THEORIES Few critics share the same theories All agree that possi- bly Oswald did not act alone that a conspiracy did that there was a cover-up One of the more credible PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN 2634 South Parktlde Drive 12INQLIS WASHERS Plus 25 Ib. WASHER 6INGLIS DRYERS QUALITY DRY CLEANING by the load Phoni 327-0811 Mary a legal secretary ami a meti- culous researcher Unlike most the sil- ver-haired grandmother has spurned choosing instead to compile her rial quietly and build a case against the Warren Report Working with an unnamed Dallas she is fin- ishing a book which no wild accusations and com- es to no conclusions other than that the official conclusions of the Report were inac- curate Perhaps more important they have developed a valu- able library jammed with news- papers and magazines Through an elaborate filing she can produce ref- erence material within sec- onds Her data is housed in a spe- cial building behind her mod- est home and guarded day and night by twin German Shepherds She opens the doors to serious to college students preparing school to certain authors most to a few newspaper men that the assassination will some day be Mrs Ferrell said her work through the years was designed mainly leave a record for our chil- dren and grandchildren I worked for District At- torney Jim Garrison during the entire period of his inves- doing research in she said Among a number of unpub- lished manuscripts in her files is ene by a Garrison aide whose treatment of the New Orleans district who failed to prove a conspiracy case against businessman Clay is less than favor- able One assumes she but Mrs Ferrell shies away from discussing Garrison's credibility LISTS AUTHORS As examples of serious crit- ics she lists such authors as Mark Lane's Rush to Judg- Edward Epstein's In- Harold Weisberg's Sylvia Meagher's Accessories After the Josiah Thompson s Six Sec- onds in and Albert s The Assassination of John Kennedy The Reasons Why She dismisses Richard War- ren Lewis's The Scavengers and Critics of the Warren Re- port as unnecessarily rude and shrill' In The her friend and fellow Penn Jones of nearby Midlo- is characterized as an alcoholic crackpot The goddamned boys that wrote The they spent a whole day with chuckles an dis- publisher of the liberal weekly Midlothian Mirror We came home and each had one drink of my QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capital Furniture Bldg PHONE 328-7684 and I m the only one who turn- ed out to be an he quipped don't mind being made fun of it. but don't drink mv bourbon while you do it Until the Jones contented himself with editorial attacks op right-wing targets He is working these days on the admittedly jn- substantiated theory that the military was somehow in- volved in the assassination KNOCKS ON DOORS Jones has spent thousand of hours knocking on ask- ing examining the Warren documents and pounding out related columns and editorials He has pro- duced a three-volume book Forgive My Grief Jones claims to have docu- mented on what he calls the assassmatron-related deaths of 72 people who knew learned something or saw something that was supposed to have remained secret I ve lost working on this case the last 10 said Jones you don't print anything tell 'em we're not in this to make money 'I m not crying about it I m damn glad I had the money to but these SOBs keep saying we're just in this for the money an unabashed ad- mirer of was among the luncheon group who waited in vain at the Trade Mart Nov 22 for the presi- dent s arrival But he said af- fection alone did not trigger his investigation It would be presumptuous for a weekly newspaper to think it could solve such a heinous crime he said in that every branch of the government in- volved assisted in covering and obfuscating the evidence left after that terrible week end in Dallas Our aim is to try to assist history and to that end we shall continue our work Monster noises LONDON A Japanese expedition hunting the Loch Ness monster suspended the chase Tuesday after a two-mnnth search Net result so pile ol unidentified bones and some weird underwater noises heard by the divers 'We are very disap- a spokesman for the 16-man expedition said we shall be back early next spring to try again The expedition arrived in Britain Sept 7 with the photographing the elusive Nessie whose reported periodic appearances in the Scottish loch have baffled scientists The second phase of the Japanese operation will use a specially-built unmanned computer-operated the spokesman said This devce being built in will grope around Loch Ness's murky depths sending out electronic bleeps in a bid to locate the bewildering behemoth ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT TO GET A SHOPPING SPREE at 'SEARS' with the purchase off every NEW MOBILE HOME OR SECTIONAL HOME from MOBILE HOMES SALES LOTS IN LETHBRIDGE BLAIRMORE BROOKS End to sea pollution by ships near imis Davis feud cooled off By STEWART MACLEOD OTTAWA The terms of settlement temporarily at cooled the raging feud this week between John Lundngan Gander-Twillmgate and Fisheries Minister Jack Davis may come back to haunt the Commons In the precedent-conscious a mischievous MP could cite this case to argue that a statement can be withdrawn by uttering three modified accusations It is doubtful whether it would but since procedural arguments in- variably involve references to earlier rulings from the Speaker this one is bound to be tested in future What happened is that Mr in firing torpedoes at Mr Davis' new program of licensing accused the minister of misleading the House Such a remark always has been regarded as unparlia- mentary and there aie in variably demands for a with drawal A member can say misled but the word in such a is taboo Despite urgings from Speaker Lucien Lamoureux. Mr Lundngan was in no' frame of mind to withdraw anything will not back away an inch he said That set off a 15-mmute procedural wrangle at one almost resulted in the New- foundland MP being sus pended from the for the 'day Conservative House Leader Thomas M Bell trying to cool the referred to these three all of them without the word deliberately TURKEY VALUE The farm value of turkeys reared in Alberta in 1972 was 5 million By PETER C. STUART Christian Science Monitor England Seas clean of pollution from ships by 1975' It's no but a firm prospect under an historic international agreement reached here The pact springs from a United Nations-sponsored conference of 79 the largest ever Ratification by the necessary 15 ac- counting for at least half the world s merchant begins Jan 15 'On that declares Maurice F UN undersecretary-general for the in large part our own hopes for preserving the health of the oceans and their living resources The agreement seeks to wipe out intentional pollution by oil and over 400 other con- and minimize ac- cidental spills by 1975 if possible or by 1980 at the latest The target is the 20 percent of sea pollution attributed to shipping rest comes from chiefly from oil tankers which in 20 years have nearly doubled in number and more than quad- rupled in annual tonnage Here s now the new inter- national convention would mount its sea rescue washing out of oil tanks perhaps the largest source of gummy oil slicks is required to be handled en- tirely aboard using proper rather than discharging the waste into tue sea limit on operational oil discharges is halved to a bare minimum 0003 percent of the Such discharges are banned completely in the Hanging okayed OTTAWA The Senate gave approval Thurs- day to extending the government s partial ban on hanging for another five years There was no recorded vote The bill which would limit capital punishment to killers ol on-duty policemen and prison needs routine royal assent to become law The first five-year period of the partial ban expired Dec 31 New duties OTTAWA J Small ambassador to also is to assume diplomatic responsibility for North Viet- nam the external affairs department announced today At the same the department' said Gordon ambassador to Thailand also will be respon- sible for South Vietnamese relations heavily polluted Mediterra- nean Black Baltic Red and Persian Gulf than 400 dangerous liquid cargoes other than such as noxious chemicals previously untouched by inter- national rules are regulated according to their risk dumping of ship's sewage and garbage is banned within 4 miles of land unless fully and within 12 miles unless pulverized and disinfected Plastics are prohibited entirely new rules would be continuously updated by a watchdog expected to be formed later this month by the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative the London- based UN agency that conven- ed the conference Fresh international action is deemed necessary because leakier pacts in 1954 and 1969 clearly have failed to stem the pollution tide Even some of the new rules fall short of the urgings of many environmentalists Among representatives of the nations entrusted to make the new agreement the toughness of the rules loomed less controver- sial than the cost of necessary new equipment and especially for developing countries The convention takes effect one year after its approval by leading shipping nations NOTICE Havt a Limited Supply of MAGIC MILLS BOSCH Brad Mixirs M hind for Chrlstms DfUvwyl Bring your wlwit or for Friday or November 30 and December 1. MILO C. VANCE S. 200 W. Raymond Phone 752-3133 Superfast Carlite auto glass so you can get away in a hurry. Drive in or phone and we'll come running. Trans Canada Glass Carlite Lethbridge Glass Co. 1267 3rd Avenue S Lethbridge SM the lor tat Owl For Every KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBRIDGE 1621 3rd Am. 8. TABER AVMHM 223-4441 B.C. PHwtt 423-774C CMARGEX ;