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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Opposition Leaders Blast Govt. Plans By STUART LAE OTTAWA (CP) The Trudeau government's legisla- tive program for the new session of Parliament, out- lined Thursday in the speech to the throne, was torn to Bhrcds Friday by opposition leaders in the Commons. Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and New Demo- crat Leader T. C. Douglas moved motions of npn- confidence based on the throne speech. Creditiste Lead- er Real Oaouette, prevented by rules from moving s third such motion, said he will do so next week when the motion would be in order. The motions will be voted on toward the end of the eight-d'ay debate. Because of the huge Liberal ma- jority, there is no chance that the votes will defeat the government. There are 152 Liberals, 72 Conservatives, 23 NDPers, ]3 Creditistes, one independent and three vacancies in the 264 seat Commons. Mr. Stanfield accused the government of indecision and said its failure to act had pushed into the distant future the goal of a just society. He also regretted the government's "cold blooded acceptance" of an' unemployment rate approaching seven per cent of the work force. Plan Inhumane "To fight inflation by deliberately encouraging un- employment is unhuman and Mr. Stan- field said. Mr. Douglas also rapped the Trudeau administration over the unemployment problem; it was doing nothing .about the threat to Canadian independence posed by foreign of Canadian industry.. The NDP leader also expressed disapproval over the absence of proposed legislation to bring in a guaranteed income "below which no Canadian family would fall." Mr. Caouette's theme was the financial system that, In his view, prevents a more equitable distribution .of wealth. "What we have to change first of all is the present said Mr. Caouette. Mr. Trudeau, defending the government plans, said his administration will accelerate its war on pollution and city-life problems. Fisheries Minister Jack Davis will be assigned the pollution fight. Robert Andras, now minister without portfolio in cBarge of housing, will be assigned urban affairs. The prime minister also got in a few licks of his own, saying Mr. Stanfield's speech was a disappoint- ment to him. Mr. Stanfield had followed.the standard practice of criticizing the governemnt without saying what should be done. Mr. Stanfield said the government had neglected such major issues as unemployment, agriculture and constitutional reform. It had1 tried to hide this neglect with bombastic, fatuous language in the throne speech.. The Conservative leader said it was irresponsible for the government to suggest as it had in the throne speech that western agricultural problems are nearly solved. Sweep Under Rug Because the throne speech made no mention of con- stitutional problems, Mr. Stanfield said he had the idea the government was trying to sweep it under the rug. He summed up the speech as "the most stupidly complacent speech from the throne that a government has ever imposed' on the people of Canada." To Mr. Douglas, the speech was "filled with per- fumed rhetoric that speaks glowingly of desirable goals without delineating' any plan for achieving them or anv commitment for their realization." He said economic theories propounded by Liberals for decades should mean that conditions now prevailing in Canada should mean prosperity economic growth and full employment. Instead there was unemployment, almost zero growth and a period of economic recession. The government's plan to "cool off the economy to check nsmg prices was like cutting off your bead to get rid of dandruff." U.S. Tightens Security Ring At Airports By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Federal Aviation Administration, reacting to a series of bomb threats blamed by some on the mili- tant Weatherman faction, tightened the ring of security around airports in the United States today. An FAA spokesman in Washington said early today threats also had been made against other government installations, including military posts. The defence de- partment and FBI declined comment. An immediate result of the eoast-to-coast threat was a closer check of persons and baggage entering most airports where, in recent days, security has been tightened because of a fear of hijackers. The precau- tionary bulletin also went to the airlines. Al Garvis a public information officer at FAA headquarters in Washington, said the agency issued a nationwide alert to its installations following the bomb threats. Garvis declined to say when the threats were re- ceived although officials in various cities said their airports had been threatened Friday night. Garvis said the FAA had not learned the origin of the tlireats. "Calls have come to several airports with anony- mous tlireats, apparently to impede the movement of Garvis said. "The tlireats have been scat- tered from coast to coast. "At this he added, "we just consider the threats tlie best we can. We have taken precaution- ary measures throughout our system, with tire help of local, state and federal agencies." Garvis said the FAA could not label the scries of (hreats a conspiracy because of a lack of information. FFORICA5T HIGH SATURDAY 30-35 The Letlibridiie Herald South Alberta and Southeastern Price 15 Cents VOL. LXIII No. 253 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1970 FOUR SECTIONS _ 72 PAGES Execution Deadline Near PM TRUDEAU TOMMY DOUGLAS ROBERT STANFIELD Hunt Under Way For Slayer Of Two Policemen PRINCE ALBERT (CP) Police are conducting an all-out search for a man wanted in the shooting deaths of two RCMP officers on a farm in the Mac- Dowall district, 25 miles south of here. RCMP S. Sgt. W. H. Preston said Stanley Wilfred Robertson, 40, a MacDowall area fanner has been charged with the capi- tal murders of Sgt. R. J. Schrader, 41, and- Consta- ble D. B. Anson, 30. He said Robertson is still at large. The officers were shot about 6 p.m. CST when they went to investigate reports of a family quarrel. One of the men was found dead on the steps of the farmhouse, the other in the yard behind the house. Sgt. Schrader, a 22-year vet- eran of the force, was married with five children and was a native of Rimbey, Alta., Consta- ble AnsOn, married only a month and a.half, joined the force 11 years ago and was a native of Kingston, Ont. S. Sgt. Preston said the offi- cers were "fired upon without warning" and their radio- equipped cruiser and handguns are missing. Also missing is a high-powered rifle used in the killings. Police throughout Saskatche- wan, Alberta and Manitoba have been alerted and every RCMP officer in the Prince Al- bert division was taking part in the search. Four tracking dogs were being used and three air- craft, including a helicopter, joined the search today. Sgt. Preston said police had no idea where Robertson was and "we're hoping the planes can come up with something." The area being searched is bush country broken by prairie. The farm is located 2% miles southwest of MacDowall, a tiny persons. Many of the villages' busi- nesses, including a hotel bever- age room, closed for at least part of the evening and resi- dents were reported to be stay- ing behind locked doors. No Herald On Monday Monday, Oct. 12, being a statutory holiday in obser- vance of Thanksgiving, The Herald will not publish. Full coverage of the weekend news will be carried in Tues- day's edition. Air Pirates Hijack Iranian Airliner TEHRAN (AP) A hijacked Iranian Boeing 727 airliner landed, safely at Abadan in southwest Iran today after being held1 with its 44 passen- gers and crew of eight for fivo hours by (toee air pirates ot Baghdad airport, Iraq. The plane is owned by Iran's national airlines Iran Air. A spokesman said condition of all passengers is good. Officials have not disclosed the reason for tlic the second of an.Iran Air jet in four months. The three hijackers were held for questioning in Baghdad. When lire Boeing landed at Baghdad, the hijackers an- nounced they would blow it up unless the authorities back in Iran agreed1 to release 2 politi- cal prisoners. Foreign Minister Ardeshi.r Zhaedi announced the plane later was released through ne- gotiations. Zhaedi said only that the ne- gotiations were carried out with Iraqi authorities and the plane landed at Abadan in southwest Iran, across the Shaat al Arab River from Iraq. The hijackers wore identified; as Hassan Tahrani, Ali Reza and Mohammed Mahmoudi, all between 17 and 21. Flood Toll Mounts SAN JUAN (Reuters) Puerto Rico reeling from six days of devastating flood's faced another deluge today with warnings of more ram. At least 35 persons were dead or missing in floods caused by torrential rain. More than 500 tomes were destroyed and seriously damaged. Roads and bridges were swept, away and communications knocked out. Ham radios were the sole means of communication be- tween towns across the island. Rain was still faffing on the waterlogged island overnight and weathermen said a new storm building up in the Mona Passage west of Puerto Rico was expected to move across flood-hit areas. The weather bureau warned that even the lightest rain could cause fresh havoc on the island, where property damage alone was estimated at million. Some parts of Puerto Rico had nearly three feet of rain since Monday. Storms also hit the Dominican Republic. The town of Puerto Plata was cut off by landslides for 24 hours and the banana crop in the southwest sustained heavy damage. NATO Starts Its Biggest War Games BRUSSELS (AP) The North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- tion begins its biggest war games of the year today in the eastern Mediterranean while the Russians hold manoeuvres far to the north in East Ger- many. The Soviet bloc has billed its exercise, called Brotherhood in Anns, as the biggest since the Second World War. There have been reports that as many as men from seven coun- tries may be participating, al- though the actual number may not be much more than Eight Western countries will be using about men in exercise Deep Express. Both exercises involve air, sea and land forces and landing operations. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN rjRADE 1 students a t George McKillop Ele- mentary School completely bewildered when the Cana- dian national anthem came over tha public address sys- tem in French one morning, rather than the usual English Mrs. Claire ITuzas al- ready inviting friends to her birthday party next spring Anjetic Darrcl fearing for licr b'fo when her friends found out she had recently done her version of a "snow dance" to Itaslen skiing sea- con. Kidnappers New Demands Studied MONTREAL (CP5 Quebec and federal government offi- cials today were studying the latest demands by the terrorist kidnappers of James (Jasper) Cross that "political prisoners" must be released by 6 p.m. today or the British diplomat will be executed. In Ottawa, Prime Minister Trudeau and External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp were standing by and staying "in touch" with Quebec Justice Minister Jerome Choquette. The kidnappers Friday night made public two communiques and a note in Mr. Cross' hand- writing to show their prisoner Was still alive. The communiques renewed a demand for the release of pris- oners in jail on charges con- nected with terrorism in Quebec province and a demand that po- lice investigation of the kidnap- ping be curtailed. "This is the last communique, should authorities not release political prisoners between now and six o'clock Saturday the kidnappers said. "Neither the authorities nor their fascist police will find dip- lomat J.Cross again, if they do not fulfill our demands.. They also warned that "if ever the repressive police forces find us and try to 'intervene be- fore the release of British diplo- mat Cross, we will defend our lives dearly and J. Cross will be liquidated on the spot." HAVE DYNAMITIS "And we have enough1 dyna- mite in our possession to feel 'secure'." The new deadline extended by 42 hours the previous "last" deadline of midnight Thursday night. The deadline was set back, the kidnappers said, in response to the broadcast of a "political m a n i f e s t o" of the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec on French-language stations of the Crown-owned CBC Thursday night. They also responded to an ap- peal by Quebec Justice Minister Jerome Choquette Friday for a note in Mr. Cross' handwriting to show he was still "safe and sound." The diplomat was ab- ducted at gunpoint Monday. The note contained a sentence specified by the minister: "It is now five days since I left and I want you to know, darling, that I miss you every minute." But then Mr. Cross added: "Please give my love to my wife and daughter." WOMAN LEAVES NOTES The two. communiques were labelled No. 6 and No. 7. The first was timed at 8 a.m. Friday and the second at 6 p.m. Both were delivered to radio station CKLM along with Mr. Cross' note by an unidentified woman who left them with a reception- ist. Communique No. 7 said the earlier missive had been left Friday morning for authorities who had not made it public. "We are now certain that the established authorities are only seeking to gain time since they are refusing t o let file people know the content of commu- nique No. 6 as well as a public letter from J. Cross." Earlier Friday, police were reported to be looking for five "prime suspects" in the kidnap- ping, including a missing 25- year-old taxi driver. But no statements were avail- able esrly today. Mr. Choquette met with officials engaged in the case, but he had no com- ment on the new deadline. Communique No. 6 laid out in detail tlte steps .the government should take to assure Mr. Cross' safe release: agreeing to be re- leased1 and taken to Algeria or Cuba were to be given their freedom; wives and children were to be permitted, if they wished, to accompany them; searchers, raids and ar- rests by police were to be sus- pended immediately. Tate Killing Was Court Told LOS ANGELES (AP) Susan Atkins once admitted she was the killer of actress Sharon Tate, a former cellmate'recalls, and said "it was quite a thrill." Appearing for the prosecution, Virginia Graham Castro said Miss Atkins told of stabbing the bikini-clad actress and re- marked that "the blood was beautiful, warm and sticky." Mrs. Castro, 37, a legal clerk then jailed for petty theft, said Miss Atkins, one of four persons on trial for the deaths of Mfes Tate and six others, made the statements when they were in jail together last year. She said Miss Atkins, 21, told of holding Miss Tate, arms be- hind her back, while the preg- nant movie star wept and pleaded for her life, saying: "Pleass, please, don't kill me. I to live. I want to have my baby." The witness said Miss Atkins said she told the actress: "Look, bitch, you might as well face it. You're going to die and you can't do anything about." w A-, Mr. chairman, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen: File just found a Courthouse Rocked By Bomb Blast NEW YOHK (AP) Minutes after an anonymous caller warned authorities of a bomb, an explosion rocked a Queens courthouse building early today, causing extensive damage. A custodian in. the building and 17 prisoners and several guards in the adjacent Long Is- land City jail escaped injury. So did two policemen who had re- sponded to the warning and were outside trying to get in. The caller told a prison guard at a.m.: "This is Weather- man calling. There is a bomb planted in the court building that will go off shortly. This is in retaliation for what happened during the week. Inform Pig Murphy." Apparently this was a reference to new Police Com- missioner Patrick V. Murphy. The bomb destroyed a tele- phone booth in which it was placed, shattered a glass dome at the head of a stair well abovo the booth, blew several heavy wooden doors off their hinges, twisted out of shape a wrought iron elevator cage and blew out most windows in the building. Three-Car Crash Kills B.C. Woman SPARWOOD, B.C. Mrs. Jenny Richardson of Cran- brook, B.C., was killed Friday in a three car collision two miles west of Sparwood on Highway 3. She was alone in the car at the time. Two occupants of one of the cars in the accident have been taken to Calgary for treatment of injuries. Three others were treated at Michel Hospital and released. Million Stock Certificate Owner Is Sought By Bank DALLAS, TffiC. (AP) There's million in a Dallas bank begging somebody to take ownership. This fortune takes the form of stock certificate No. 390 of the Texas Pacific Land Trust, and Mercantile National Bank would like to get rid of it. A bank trust officer, Paul Rains, drew the job of hunting the owner.. "We've been trying to find the owner of that certificate for 10 he said in an interview. Rains said the stock certifi- cate, originally purchased for soared to a value of million as the land was devel- oped and interest and divi- dends increased. "We've had hundreds of Would-be Rains said. "They've all turned out to be false." BEGAN IN 1881 His research on the certifi- cate goes to 1884. "Texas needed railroads back then but it. didn't have a dime 'to promote Rains recounted. "So it was decided to give land to the Texas and Pacific Railway Co. "The rail w a y company, however, was having money problems and had to mort- gage the land. It finally went broke. The property was turned into the Texas Pacific Land Trust." That led to the issuance of five separate stock certifi- cates, each worth and containing 100 shares. During the panic of 1885 the value of the certificates dropped to less than 575. Four were turned in but No. 390 remained out. STRUCK OIL Then, 67 years later in 1952, the trust company, which had in (lie meantime been drilling for oil, made a successful strike. The trust started sending dividends to Blake Brothers and Co., the New York firm which handled the original No. 390 transaction. Although at first puzzled be- cause there was no record of this transaction, Blake Broth- ers sought to claim ths money. A New York court de- nied the claim. In Dallas, a stale court refused In 1959 to allow an- other Bkke Brothers claim. It turned the money over to Mercantile Bank to invest while seeking the rightful owner. Rains said tbs certificates will retrain under jurisdiction of Ui: court U..U1 some claim- ant is able to prove his case. UNITED APPEAL Countdown To Go Objective ;