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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THt IFTHBRIDG5 HEUAIB Saturday, November 28, 1970 Clwquette orders probe WMA prisoners beaten QUEBEC Justice ilinister Jerome Choquctto said Friday some prisoners detained under terms of the War Mea- sures Act have apparently been beaten by police am! he ordered an investigation talo the inci- dents. appear to have been some beatings but it seems the injuries were not he said in an interview. The justice minister said he is awaiting a report from Louis Marceau, Quebec ombudsman, who is investigating the beat- ings which apparently took place In Quebec Provincial Po- lice headquarters in Montreal. A specially-appointed civil lib- erties investigating committee said some prisoners had been beaten and Mr. Choquette said he first heard of the incidents "a few weeks ago" from Jacques Hebert, head of the committee. The investigation into the beatings wil! be carried out by a three-man disciplinary com- mittee of the QPP. The number of policemen in- volved "seems tlie jus- tice minister said. The prisoners had not been tortured. "It seems the beatings oc- currld during the night after Mr. LapOrte's death, or in the days that followed." Former labor Minister Pierre Laporte was kidnapped Oct. 10 and found dead in the trunk of an abandoned car early Oct. 18. He was abducted five days after British diplomat James Cross was kidnapped. Mr. Cross is believed still alive and in the hands of his kidnappers. The now-outlawed terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec has claimed responsibility for both kidnappings. Meanwhile in Montreal, three men and two women who testi- fied at the coroner's inquest into the death of Mr. Laporte pleaded not guilty Friday to charges laid against them under terras of the Wai- Measures Act. The five gave testimony ear- lier this month about a west-end apartment where kidnap sus- pect Bernard Lortie was ar- rested Nov. 6 and where three other suspects hid behind a false wall in a closet during the police raid. Richard and Colette Then-Jen and Francois and Francine Belt- sle, two brother-sister pairs who lived in the apartment, and Francois Houx, a friend of Francine, were charged in pre- ferred indictments which means they will be tried by judge and Shrike missiles used in U.S. rescue attempt WASHINGTON (Reuter) The Pentagon belatsdly admit- ted Friday that about a dozen Portuguese penetrate frontier DAKAR, Senegal (AP) President Ahmed Sekoit Toure of Guinea said today a Portu- guese force penetrated Guinea's frontier in the Koundara region, which abuts on Portugese Guinea. Toure, speaking on Conakry radio, called on UN Secretary- General U Tnant to examine the situation created by the attack which, began Friday night, six days after Guinea charged Por- tuguese mercenaries invaded its capital. A UN investigative team now is In Conakry looking into Guinea's original claims. Conakry radio said about 200 members of the Portuguese armed forces were involved In the Koundara attack. Gjiti-radar Shrike missiles were out north of the 19th parallel, fired last weekend as part of di- versionary tactics during the abortive American prisoners-of- war rescue attempt near Hanoi. The defence department is- sued a statement saying the Shrike air-to-ground missiles, used solely to foil enemy radar, were put into use after North Vietnamese radar tried to lock on to American aircraft flying diversionary missions. The admission followed claims by Hanoi after the incur- sion into their territory that U.S. planes dropped bombs near Uie capital and the port city of Haiphong, and that Shrike mis- siles were fired. The North Vietnamese said 49 civilians were killed in the raids. The defence department also said American planes struck North Vietnamese anti-aircraft positions and troops in the area of the Son Tay prison compound to prevent them from interfer- ing in the rescue attempt. Department spokesman Dan- iel Henkin again denied that any bombing raids were carried about 150 miles south of Hanoi. But he would not say flatly that no bombs were dropped in the Hanoi area during what he said were anti-aircraft suppression raids connected with the heli- copter rescue attempt. The helicopter attempt failed because American PoWs were removed from the compound some'weeks beforehand. Until Friday, Pentagon spokesmen bad referred only to the use of flares to divert the North Vietnamese and had de- nied any bombing in the raid. Rye delivery quotas tipped WINNIPEG (CP) Ca- nadian wheat board has an- nounced an increase in delivery quotas for rye to eight bushels an acre from five bushels. The increased quota Is effec- tive immediately at all desig- nated points. ROTHMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS Hmfeg I BoraaBf wwB Bw i-Rottosni Special Evsnli CamuwWi its panic Kites ijJtero nedm facilities it reilibh fat vf sktsst tr wtiii) to: Promotion Department, Bstfroare Pall Mall 3403 8th' Street Swili East, SATURDAY, NOV. 28 Soothmlnster Circle Square Dance Club will meet at p.m. in Somtarunster Hall. Ladies please bring a pie. The Minus One flub will hold a dance in the Polish Hall starting at 9 p.m. Fort Macieod Old Time Dance Club will hold a dance In tfte Elementary School from p.m. SUNDAY, NOV. 29 The Southern Alberta Sectional Figure Skating Championships are being held in the Civic Ice Centre from 10 a m. to 4 p.m. MOhfDAY, NOV. 30 The Tops Meltaway Club will hold an in- formation and panel discussion on "Drug Abuse" in the Assembly Hall of St Mich- ael's Nurses' Residence at 7 p.m. Southminster Square Danee Learner's group will dance at 8 p.m. TUESDAY, DEC. 1 Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic will be at the Civic Centre, Tuesday 6-9 p.m.; Wednesday 1-3 and 6-9 p.m. and Thursday a.m. and 6-9 p.m.' The Rothman's Weekly Calendar of Events is a service that is provided free of charge to all non-profit oganizations in the area. In order that your organization's events are listed on the Calendar, send the necessary inform- ation by mail please to Mrs. HELEN KOYACS, The Lethbridge Herald. WEDNESDAY, DEC. t The annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar sponsored by the OORP Lodge No. 32 will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Elk's Hall. The WhM-A-Ways Christmas party Is to St. Augustine's Parish Hall at p m. e The Lethbridge Social Credit WA will hold a Christmas party in Room 15, Civic Centre at 2 p.m. Gifts will be exchanged. The Pemican Club Ladies will hold a Christmas Pot-Luck luncheon at p.m. in the Club Rooms, followed by a meeting. SATURDAY, DEC. 5 A Recognition Night for Mr. John C. Lan- deryou will be held in the Carolina Boom of the El Rancho Motel at 6 p.m. V The LA to the United Transportation Union, formerly LA to B of RT will hold their an- nual tea and bazaar from p.m. la St. Augustine's Parish Hall. Lethbridge Old Time Club will hold a dance at Assumption School, The Potter's Guild will have an annual dis- play and sale of pottery from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Bowman Art Centre. The best tobacco money can buy jury without the usual prelimi- nary hearing. Miss Therrien, 22, was charged with being or profess- ing to be a member of tho out- lawed FLQ and with communi- cating statements on behalf of or as a representative of an ille- gal association, the FLQ. Her 20-year-old brother was charged with eommunicaling statements and with helping a person he knew or had "reason- able causa to believe" was gtulty of an oiJence under the act with the intention "to pre- vent, hinder or interfere with the apprehension, trial or pun- ishment of that person." Belisls, 19, faces charges of communicating statements and helping a person guilty under the War Measures Act. Hickel aides get the axe WASHINGTON (AP) In an action the White House charac- terized as routine, six aides to former interior secretary Wal- ter Hickel have been fired on one-hour notice. The action came 48 hours alter Hiekel was dismissed by President Nixon for lack of "mutual confidence." "From the White House standpoint, it is normal that when a cabinet secretary leaves, there will be otter changes within his depart- men an administration spokesman said. A source in the interior de- partment said the six were called together shortly before quilting time Friday by Fwd- eric V. Malek, a White House special assistant, and William Rogers, deputy undersecretary of the interior. "There was no reason given at said Josef Holbert, one of the six. "We were given only an hour's Holbert was deputy director of information and long-time press aide to Hickel. The oUier five: Charles Mcacham, U.S. com- missioner for fish and wildlife and deputy assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks, lie was Alaska's director of inter- national fisheries when Hickel was governor of. Alaska. Dr. Leslie Glasgow, assistant secre- tary for fish, wildlife and parks; Tom Holley, Hickel's congres- sional liaison director; Pat Ryan, executive assistant to Hickel; Dr. Donald Dunlop, sci- ence adviser to the secretary. One escapee still at large CALGARY (CP) A police search continues today for the last of 11 men who escaped from the Prince Albert peniten- tiary Wednesday night. The manhunt switched to Cal- gary Friday following a bank robbery. City police quickly swooped down on the holdup suspects arid captured escapees Mickey Hkboff, 25, of Kamsack, Sask., Hubert Bollman, of Accepts treaty UNITED NATIONS (AP) Romania has become the first Communist bloc country to ac- cept the UNESCO treaty ex- empting books, newspapers, works of art, scientific equip- ment and educational materials from import duties. Romania became the 62nd country to ac- cept the treaty. Auditor-general curb shelved OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment will quietly let die its bill to restrict the powers of the auditor-general, cabinet sources said Friday. And it also may give up a month-long attempt to push through Parliament its public order bill as a temporary re- placement for the War Mea- sures Act regulations. Informants said the govern- ment is reviewing its entire leg- islative program in the light of three weeks lost on tne public order bill and an extra week that DOW may be required for a budget debate. Saturday Commons sittings are a possibility, one informant said. Bills that the government would have liked to see passed at tha current session which began Oct. 8 are already being discarded, sources said. WOULD NEED CLOSURE The first to go would be the auditor-general's legislation, which the opposition says would need government closure to pass. The bill was Introduced Nov. 16 but has not even been for- mally debated. It would limit the auditor-gen- eral's catch-all authority to tell Parliament about any case he thinks should be reported. The Henderson has held the post since Parliament's ov- erseer of government expendi- tures and his annual report is usually a compendium of eye- brow-raising cases of waste and improvident spending. The government maintains that Mr. Henderson has been exceeding his authority by com- menting disparagingly on Par- liament-approved government policies. The auditor-general's office mainlaiBS it gives only the facts. Meanwhile, the government declined to say whether it will proceed with the public order bill and there was speculation it will be dropped though it has reached the final third-reading stage. The bill was ir.troduced Nov. 2 as a means to limit tat not eliminate some of the harsh TV channels to be available clauses Included in the War Measures Act regulations, brought in to counter Quebec terrorism. Both government and opposi- tion expected that it would be approved to less than a week. But debate dragged on as the opposition and one Liberal- Pierre Be Bane posed one amendment after an- other. The main opposition fight has been for an independent board which would review application of the anti-terrorist legislation. Mr. Trudeau rejected the re- quest on the grounds that it would be an invasion of Quebec's jurisdictlona! rights. EDMONTON CJP5 Li- censed cable opera- tors in Edmonton and Calgary and Alberta Government Tele- phones have reached agree- ment on a plan to distribute United States television chan- nels to cities in the province, Telephones Minister Ray Eeier- son announced Friday. Participating in the agree- 'Lift5 cheques coming Lang By VICTOR MACEIE Herald's Ottawa Bnrean OTTAWA Initial payments under the Lift Program are stUl being processed and the cheques will be mailed as soon as possible, Otto Lang, min- ister responsible for the wheat board, reported to the Com- mons Thursday. A. C, Cadieu (PC Meadow Lake) said many grain farmers have not yet received their in- itial payment under the pro- gram. He asked the minister when the outstanding payments would be mailed. Mr. Lang explained that he could not assure the House that all initial payments are in the mail because in the thousands of applications some presented difficulty in processing. They are still being processed and will be mailed when it is clear they should go out, he said. S. J. Korehinski (PC Mac- kenzie) asked why the railway was undermining the Mock sys- tem by sot; spotting cars when they were scheduled. He asked if any thought was being given to penalizing tbe railways in similar way to which the agents jire penalized for not loading the cars on time? Mr. Lang said reports from the wheat board indicated a high degree of co-operation from the railroads in spotting cars according to the agree- ment. He promised to check on this matter and asked the MP to bring specific cases of com- plaint to his attention so he could Investigate, Black general dies NORTH CHICAGO, HI. (AP) Benjamin 0. Davis 93, the first black general in the U.S. armed forces, died here in Great Lakes Naval Hospital. Hospital spokesmen said the cause of death was believed to be leukemia. .rnent will be Calgary T.V. anfi Community Antenna Television Ltd., both of Calgary ,and Ltd. and Capital Cable Tele- vision Ltd., both of Edmontva. Mr. Rsierson said the agree- ment will allow extension of American channels to Calgary and Edmonton cable televi- sion systems in about one year. Signals from Spokane, Wash., one an educational channel and the other commercial, will be received at Mount Kelly, in southern British Columbia, and transmitted over AGT micro- wave facilities. Mr. Reierson said the plan is an entirely new concept for inter-city distribution of Ameri- can TV signals, with the cost apportioned to each cable tele- vision system. Camp Creek man killed CAMP CR2EK (CP) Ross Wicks, 69, of Camp Creek, was Wled in a traffic accident near here. RCMP said Mr. .Wieks was the driver of a car that col- lided with a truck on Highway 18, four miles west of here. Camp Creek is 80 miles northwest of Edmonton. Bomb de-fused DUSSELDORF (AP) Police cleared1 a Dusseldorf residential section of its inhabitants Friday as firemen de-fused a bomb dropped on the city in the Second World War. The bomb was discovered several days ago by builders at a construction site. Sale of Ryersou Press 'tragic loss' EDMONTON coming sunny by noon. Winds S15. Sunday: Cloudy. Lows 5-10 below. Highs zero-five above. .14 Kootenay, .40 Sunny except clouds persisting .12 in some valleys. Sunday: Be- ,09 coming cloudy with occasional .05 snow in northern sections dur- .03 38 .50 32 .15 32 .01 ing the morning clouds spreading to the south in the afternoon. Cold. Winds at times north 15, Highs today, 10 to 15 above; lows tonight, S to 10 above; highs Sunday, 15 to 20. -SIOUX- FEID-A-tOOND Comes in two 30 bushel and 45 Hy. wilh U extra extra large 14 gauge BoNer Plafe Red lids. Extra large, extro Udl thltker and 25% stronger Hum .tondord 16 lid. -SIOUX- en o board creosoted plofferm, ond It ttaubU free without (reiiblewm. end hondlw oil of feed, Including feed. wWi high General Farm Supplies COU1TS HIGHWAY, UTHBRIOCI Phone 327.3165 -SIOUX- OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. I, the Crow's Nest Pass area there is 2 inches of snow, plowing and sanding in progress. All other highways in the Lethbridge district partly cov- ered with light snow, not stick- ing to highway and not slip- pery. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary to Banff. Recent heavy snow fa areas, few slippery sections, plowing and sanding in progress. Banff to Golden fair winter driving condition, plowing and sanding in progress. Golden to Revel- stoke occasional slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Banff Radium and Banff Jas- per plowed and sanded, good winter driving condition. Creston-Salmo highway Is plowed and sanded 13 inches of new snow with some drift- ing. Snw tires or chains are re- quired when travelling in any mountain, area. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutt.? 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 0 p.m.- Roosevllle, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, 24 hours; Porthili-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, to S p.m, ;