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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LFtHBRIDGI HERALD Ottsber 13, SCENE OF SHOOTING Two RCMP officers were fatally shot Friday night when they went to investigate a reported family quarrel at this farm home, 25 miles south of Prince Albert. An all-out search began during the weekend in brush country surrounding the farm for a man wanted in the shootings. Widespread Hunt Continues For Slayer Of 2 Policemen PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. (CP) About 60 policemen, some travelling in Canadian armed forces armoured cars, others wearing bullet-prod vests and helmets, began their fifth day of searching today for a man wanted in the slayings of two RCMP officers. The search is being conducted in rugged country, 23 miles south of Prince Albert, for Stan- ley Wilfred Robertson, 40, of MacDowall, Sask. Robertson, a farmer described as an excel- lent bush traveller and expert marksman, has been charged with two counts of capital mur- der. Sgt. R. J. Schrader, 41, and Constable D. B. Anson, 30, were shot and killed Friday night when they went to. investigate reports of a family dispute oa a MacDowall area farm. RCMP said the officers were shot at without warning and their handguns and cruiser SERGEANT R. J. SCHRADER TRUMPET RENTALS PER MONTH MUSICLAND Cor. 3rd Ave. 13th St. S. Phone 327-1056 taken. The cruiser and one gun have since been recovered. A police spokesman said a number of reports have been checked out but all have been negative. The spokesman said Monday that it is possible that Robert- son is warmly-dressed and has a .22-calibre rifle. Temperatures in the area have been in the low 20s at night. The HCMP, aided by tracking dogs, three airplanes and a heli- copter, are combing a 25 square-mile area of muskeg and heavily-wooded bog. CONSTABLE D. B. ANSON Overcast Skies Greet Voters HALIFAX (CP) Overcast skies and a few light showers greeted voters today in the Nova Scotia election. No heavy rain was forecast and a few sunny intervals were expected later in the day in some parts of the province. About are eligible to vots, with the polls open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ADT. Jv HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD. Gory Martir, Dispensing Optician 307 St. S. 327-7152 The spokesman said there are no civilians among the search- ers and the armoured carriers are being used for protection. Police Raid Underground Newspaper MONTREAL (CP) A spokesman for the Logos staff said Monday that the damage following the afternoon raid bj the Montreal morality squat was so extensive that the under- ground newspaper will not pub- lish again. During the raid 148 news- papers, distribution files and a typewriter were seized. Five young men and a Juve- nile girl were taken to police headquarters for questioning. Four of the men, one also a juvenile, were charged with the printing and distribution of im- moral and obscene literature. Later, .all but one, Charlie Castello, were released on their own recognizance and will ap- pear in court this morning to answer to the charges. The oth- ers were not identified. AAS Fears Education Takeover LAKE ISLAE, Alberta (CP) Delegates to the conference of the Alberta Association of Students convention said Mon- day they fear a take-over of the Alberta education system by private industry. The convention rejected the Social Credit government's "request for proposals" system of tendering out social pro- jects to private enterprise. A resolution asked that the con- cept be debated at the next session of the legislature. FALL SPECIALS FIR GOOD ONE SIDE PLYWOOD Per Sheet Per Sheet Per Sheet 3.95 6.45 8.60 STANDARD FIR SHEATHING ...........3.15 ...........4.50 ...........6.75 Per Sheet Per Sheet 4'x8W. Per Sheet ZONOLITE 3 cubic foot bay. Only .....................I I 7T oa. FIBREGLASS INSULATION 2V4" X 135 tq. ft. For bdl............. 7.95 WHSER LOCKS 3.25 M ............3.95 M ............7.55 eo A-101B. Passage A-301B. Bathroom A-50TB. Min-ance PREFINSSHED MAHOGANY PANELS mm random..... V-grooved. Per sheet, only........., .49 Terrorist Kidnappings Raise Unusual Questions OTTAWA (CP) Some un- usiial peripheral questions have been raised by terrorist kidnap- pings of British diplomat James Cross and Quebec Labor Minis- ter Pierre Laporte. Two concern relations be tween the authorities and the news media, and a third the question of exile from Canada. The Front de Liberation du Quebec, claiming responsibility Congressional Democrats May Press For Vote WASHINGTON (Reuters) Congressional Democrats were expected to decide today whether to press for a vote blocking presidential veto of a bill limiting spending on cam- paign broadcasts. President Nixon's veto of the bill Monday appears destined to. become a new issue for the debt-ridden Democrats in the Nov. 3 congressional elections. Although White House aides said Nixon's decision was non- partisan, Democrats claim that more wealthy Republican candi- dates will benefit most from bis action. They noted that "in the 1968 presidential campaign Republi- cans spent at least twice as much as the Democrats on broadcast advertising. Under the bill, sent to Nixon Sept. 23, presidential and vice- presidential candidates, of "each party would have been re- stricted, to an estimated 5 mil lion in 1972. In a statement to Congress, Nixon said he'decided to veto the measure because it was dis criminatory, unfair, endangerec freedom of discussion and in many instances, would be im possible to enforce. It failed to help control fly. highly laudable and widely sup- ported goals of controlling cam paign expenditures because it would have allowed wealthy candidates simply to transfer their funds to advertising ia other media, he said. Under the vetoed bill, broad cast advertising expenditure by candidates for president, vice- president, Congress and state governorships would have been limited to a maximum of seven cents a vote cast for the office in trie previous election, or a minimum of Troops Join RCMP Guard Over VIPs OTTAWA (CP) Hundreds of combat troops, armed with FN automatic rifles or sub-ma- chine guns, supplemented RCMP forces today in guarding politicians, diplomats and other prominent persons against ter- rorist threats of murder or kid- napping. Squads of six troops wearing combat gear, including camou- flaged helmets, and looking alert, were posted at the resi- dences of target figures during the night. A reporter and a photogra- pher who stopped outside Stor- noway, official residence of Op- position Leader Robert Stan- fMd, after midnight found themselves looking into the mouth of an FN rifle. At the house where Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey lives, anxious faces peered from the window as troops filed into the living room. Concentration of troops was heaviest in Hockcliffe Park, the expensive suburb where most cabinet ministers and diplomats live. Among the homes under guard there was that of former prime minister Lester Pearson. Officials refused to say how many troops there were but an incomplete count indicated the number was more than 400. They are members of the 2nd Combat Group and are "under the command of Col. D. S. Ni- cholson, deputy commander of the group. It is a crack fighting force, trained in everything from desert to guerrilla war- tare, sources said. The trucks rolling into Up- lands carried barbed wire, ex- plosives, communications equip- ment and other gear. HAS SPECIAL LIST After British Trade Commis- sioner James Cross was ab- ducted from his Montreal home a week ago, the FLQ said in communiques that it has a list of persons to be kidnapped or assassinated. The list included a number of federal and Quebec politicians. Quebec Labor Jlinister Pierre Laporte was kidnapped in frqn of his home at St. Lambert near Montreal, Saturday. Brig.-Gen. Louis Bourgeois information chief in defence said Monday night that the troops in Ottawa were called in by the RCMP and not by the civil powers. The troops would be acting as security guards. On Parliament Hill, the Moun ties patrolled as usual. The same appeared true at 24 Bus sex Drive, official residence o Prime Minister Trudeau, and Government House, where Gov ernpr-General Roland Michener resides. No guards were in evidence al the United States embassy, the British high commission, or the French embassy. 84 Perish In Holiday Accidents By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 84 persons died acci- dentally across Canada during the three-d a y Thanksgivinj holiday weekend, 56 in traffic A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Monday night also showed 14 drownings, one death in a fire and 13 in other acci dents. The Canadian Safety Counci estimated the three-day traffic death toll would reach 70 There were 62 highway deaths on the three-day weekend last year and a record 109 in 196 Quebec led the count this year with 33 deaths, 18 in traf- fic. Alberta reported one traffic death. Casey Cornelius, 15, of Cal- gary was killed when the motorcycle he was driving struck a car in Calgary. DAMAGED MAHOGANY DOORS Special Price ASOESTOS GUILDINB SUPPLIES LTD. 253 12lh STREET NORTH PHONE 327-6166 OR 327-6161 SOCIAL CRiDIT Meeting Wednesday, October 28th P.M. ALLAN WATSON SCHOOL 21s! STREET AND 6th AVENUE SOUTH EAST AND WEST LETHBRIDGE CONSTITUENCIES ELECTION OF OFFICERS DELEGATES TO THE ANNUAL PROVINCIAL CONVENTION MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR This advertisement Inserted by: Lethbrldgo Social Credit Constituency Association, 2013 5lh Avonuo South for the kidnappings, ha.'! made most of its communications pub- lic through Montreal radio sta- tions. Authorities here mate no se- cret of the fact they are miffed by the way some of these docu- ments have been handled. FLQ communiques have been received by stations CKAC and CKLM in Montreal end in MUM cases, authorities say, they have been put on the air before their contents have been made known to police of any other authorities. The actual documents have been handled by so many per- sons by the time police get them that the chance of turning up a helpful fingerprint or other clue has been reduced to zero, the critics say. Another point that has been raised in come circles is the broadcasting of the FLQ mani- festo. The CBC French-language network carried a reading of the document last week. The CBC made its facilities available at the request of the government, which saw this as one acceptable demand made by the terrorists and a method of showing them that the au- thorities were open to some ne- gotiation. The FLQ also demanded that the manifesto be published in the front pages of all major Quebec newspapers. Sources here said no govern- ment pressure was exerted on newspapers to meet this de- mand. Most large papers car- ried a text of the manifesto, usually on inside pages. But some sources also said that the amount of publicity given to the terrorist document was a result of a form of black- mail. Take away the fact that human life hung in the balance, they said, and the beliefs of ths terrorists would never have ob- tained such publicity. This raised the question of whether there would continue to 'be terrorist acts designed to en- sure some similar form of con- news outlets. The question of exile has also been raised. The FLQ has demanded safe conduct to Cuba or Algeria for certain "political prisoners" it Wants released from detention. An external affairs depart- ment spokesman said Saturday that one wouldn't say agreed to accept the men the FLQ wants taken out of Canada. CITIZENSHIP INVOLVED But for exile in the usual taking away of a person's citizenship and his ex- pulsion from the are only two main provisions in Canadian law. One applies only to natural- ized citizens, those not born in Canada. Their citizenship can be revoked by government order if, having been charged with treason or an offence under the Official Secrets Act, they fail or refuse to return to Canada to face the charges. The government also may revoke such citizenship where obtained by fraud. For both naturalized citizens and Canadians with citizenship by right of birth, the govern- ment may lift ths citizenship where it is satisfied that the person acquired citizenship of another country voluntarily, made an affirmation or other declaration of allegiance to a foreign country or made a dec- laration renouncing Canadian citizenship. As far as those connected with the Cross-Laporte kidnap- pings are concerned, it appears that any loss of citizenship would be up to the individuals involved. Sparwood Mayor Dies Suddenly NATAL B.C. Funeral ser- vices will bo held here Wed- nesday for John James Thom- son acting mayor of Spar- wood, whj died suddenly Fri- day at the age of 55. He had been on the Sparwood :own council for six years and lad been acting mayor for the past two years. He also served on (he local liospilal board and had been chairman of several other com- munity organizations over the years. Survivors Include his wife Theima, three sons and two daughters. The funeral service will be held at a.m. in St. Mi- gaol's 'church. SHE WEARS THE CROWN A garlanded Prince Charle. wearing a'Fijian ihirt, meets Fiji's Miss Independence, 18-year-old student Sino Williams in Suva, Fiji. Miss Williams has trouble keeping the crown on during ths meeting. Fiji, composed of 300 South Pacific islands, became independant Saturday. Health Hazard CHICAGO (AP) A sur- geon-researeher says aspirin is a health hazard and should be sold only by prescription along with all other potent drugs. Dr. Rene Menguy, professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, said here it has long been known that aspirin can cause internal bleeding and sometimes death, yet it contin- ues to be sold over the counter. Menguy told a news confer- ence at the clinical congress of the American College of Sur- geons there are no statistics on aspirin-related fatalities, but that he would guess there are a year. About 20 million pounds of tho drug are used each year in the United Slates. Menguy and a colleague, Dr. Adele Mae Gottschalk, reported results of a study they made on the effects of aspirin on the stomachs of rats. They said aspirin reduces the protective mucuous secretion in the stomach which allows acid to penetrate its walls. Menguy, who has been study, ing the effects of aspirin for 10 years, said physicians and the public do not always realize that aspirin can cause massive, sometimes lethal, internal bleeding. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT Vancouver......54 39 Saskatoon....... 44 29 .03 Regina.......... 41 28 .04 Winnipeg........57 24 Thunder Bay.....62 42 Toronto......... 62 53 .26 Ottawa..........66 48 .02 Montreal........66 55 .41 St. John's........55 45 Halifax.........63 54 Fredericton 69 57 .05 Charlottetown 70 54 .02 Chicago......... 67 58 New York....... 75 62 Miami.......... 83 76 .18 Los Angeles..... 69 63 San Francisco 57 52 Las Vegas....... 79 52 Columbia-Kootcnoy Cloudy today with a few showers this morning, becoming sunny this afternoon. Mainly sunny Wed- nesday. Highs today and Wed- nesday 45 50. Lows tonight 25 30. BIG LOSS Rural drought in Australia's }iicensland state will cut ogi'i- ultural production by 20 per ont. ibis year. An ABOVE 44 ZERO AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lethbridge Today; Fre- quent cloudy periods and a few brief showers or rain or snow. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy with showers In most localities. Not quite so cool. Lows 25-30, highs near 50. Lethbridge......44 33 Waterton (approx.) 41 28 Pincher Creek 41 23 Medicine Hat 45 32 Edmonton....... 43 28 .01 Jasper.......... 41 32 Banff...........40 28 Calgary......... 46 22 .05 Victoria........ 57 37 Penticton........58 36 Cranbrook 51 21 Prince George .47 31 Kamloops....... 54 41 THE MOST RUGGED AND DURABLE HOGJEEDER ON THE MARKET -SIOUX- FEED-A-ROUND Comes in two sizei 30 bushel and 45 bushel capac- ity. Equipped with 12 extra sturdy, extra lorgs 14 gauge Boiler Plate Red Lids, Extra large, extra sturdy Red Lids are Vith thicker and 25 stronger than the standard 16 gauge lid. The -SIOUX- Feed-A-Round is mounted on a one inch board creosoled platform, and is absolutely trouble free without troublesome agitators, and handles all types of feed, Including ground feed, with the tame high degree of effi- ciency. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutfs Highway, Lethbridge Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the LetK- not yet required In mountain m, arcas' Tlle pass is now closed for the season. >ridge district are bare and dry and in good driving condi- tion. Snow tires or chains arc POUTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Cdtills 24 hours: Canvay 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 0 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kinfisgale, B.C., 21 hours; Porllull-Hykerta 8 a.m. to midnight, Chief Mountain closed. ;