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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursdoy, October 15, 1770 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 15 Inquiry Clears Police Of Underworld Activity SIMPSONS-SEARS TORONTO (CP) - The counsel for a judicial inquiry into the Ontario Provincial Police says there is no evidence of any links between the force and men of known criminal activity, either directly or indirectly through George Clinton Duke. However, the lawyer, J. J. Robinette, roughly criticized the provincial police for carelessness and hit the conduct of several officers as the inquiry ended Tuesday. Mr. Justice Campbell Grant of the Ontario Supreme Court, who conducted the inquiry, refused to issue contempt citations against two reluctant witnesses, including Dr. Morton S h u 1 m a n, New Democratic Party member of the legislature for Toronto High Park. But Mr. Robinette said he will Inform the Crown attorney of Metropolitan Toronto there may be grounds for laying charges against Dr. Shulman for violating Section 103 of the Criminal Code, which deals with fraud or breach of trust by officials. It was Dr. Shulman's allegations in a speech to a legislature committee June 4 that sparked the inquiry into the relationships of Mr. Duke, Oakville, Ont., businessman, with senior OPP officers and with persons of known criminal activity. WOULDN'T NAME SOURCE Dr. Shulman testified he received confidential information from a person he declined to identify who has access to police security files. "A police force with confidential information in its secret files cannot operate efficiently if the contents of those files are going to be systematically leaked to a member of the house or anyone else," Mr. Robinette said. "His (Dr. Shulman's) actions in this case have been utterly destructive. They have been destructive of the security of the OPP and the RCMP. I think he has overlooked the damage he has done." Mr. Justice Grant said if Dr. Shuhhan is liable tc criminal prosecution "it would be very QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. �� PHONE 328-7684 New Highway Needs Help SASKATOON (CP) - The Yellowhead Highway needs federal support to become a major east - west corridor, Lome Bewley of Edmonton, vice-president of the Yellow-head Highway Association, said here. Dr. Bewley said in an interview that construction is pro-, gressing favorably towards a first-class highway but to complete the job the association requires the support that the T r a n s-Canada Highway received in the past. To get such support, more traffic must use the northern highway, which runs through Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper, Alta., and Kamloops, B.C., to the west coast. Dr. Bewley said pressure will be brought to bear next year so the association can obtain the type of co-operation and f e d e r a 1-provincial financial support it needs. P. A. EDITOR RESIGNS PRINCE ALBERT (CP) - Nester W. Hryciuk, editor of The Herald, has resigned effective Oct. 23 to enter private business, J. W. Denhoff, publisher, announced here. CAROUSEL KNITTING SHOP 541 5th St. S. - LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. has recently been SOLD TO Mrs. Edith Leppard of Lethbridge I would like to take this opportunity to thank my mony customers of Lethbridge, Southern Alberta and many parts of Canada and U.S.A. for their patronage. Without you the customer, Carousel, could not have been such a success for the past 7 years. I will continue to help Irt an advisory capacity and also I will be doing blocking for the store. Mrs. Leppard, I am sure, will continue to give the same service as Carousel has always given. Thank You, MRS. ERMA BIKMAN unfair on my part to force him to disclose evidence that might later be used against him." REJECTS LAWYER'S BID Mr. Justice Grant also turned down an application by John Bowlby, counsel for the Burlington police force. He wanted to ask the Ontario Court of Appeal to rule on an earlier decision not to commit Gerry McAuliffe, a reporter for the Hamilton Spectator, who also refused to name sources of evidence he gave at the inquiry. Mr. Robinette said the inquiry heard no evidence reflecting on the integrity of the Duke Lawn Equipment Co. It was essential to be fair to Mr. Duke, who had established a prosperous busi-ness after being deported from the United States in 1942 after serving a 12-year sentence for first-degree robbery. Mr. Robinette said the appearance of favoritism shown by senior officers to Mr. Duke had severely damaged the morale of OPP personnel. "If, and I only say if, there has been some interference or attempted interference on his behalf, it illustrates very dramatically the danger of a senior officer ever appearing to show favoritism to someone known in the district as being his friend.' Mr. Robinette suggested S"upt, Albert Wilson had outlived his usefulness as commanding officer of Burlington OPP district headquarters. ACCUSES WHITTY He accused Assistant Com missioner J. L. Whitty of trying to undermine the authority of OPP Commissioner Eric Silk by interfering with Mr. Silk's order that OPP personnel should sever social connections with Mr. Duke. He also accused Inspector Charles Wilkinson of having lied in the witness box when he. testified that he had no knowledge that Christmas gifts sent to him on four successive years came from Mr. Duke's lawn equipment firm. He had no strong censure of Staff Supt. A. M. Rodger, who was S'upt. Wilson's immediate predecessor as commanding officer at Burlington and who has been suspended from the force along with Supt. Wilson. Both men face charges under the Police Act of disobeying Mr. Silk' order. But he asked Mr. Justice Grant to analyse carefully evidence given by another officer that Staff Supt. Rodger ordered the withdrawal of a charge of careless driving against Mr, Duke. Supt. Rodger has denied issuing the order. Mr. Robinette said no evidence had been presented show Mr. Duke was, or was ever intended to be, a link between the Mafia and the OPP, The Carousel Knitting Shop has recently been PURCHASED by | MRS. EDITH LEPPARD 1 Mr. and Mrs. leppard were the former owners of the Starlite Motel in lethbridge. .l^Hill Since acquiring the PHp| Carousel Knitting Shop j^^^mmm it has ben a pleasure meeting the customers. MRS. EDITH LEPPARD I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all knitters and crocheters to visit us at the Carousel. Mrs. Grace Hing and Mrs. Margaret Maughan will continue to give their services to the shop. Should anyone need help with their knitting or crocheting feel free to consult us at The Carousel Knitting Shop 541 5th Street S. Phone 328-4143 Troops Move Towards Montreal MONTREAL (CP) - Officers | of Quebec's Royal 22nd Regiment have moved into offices in the new east-end headquarters I of Quebec Provincial Police I here, it was learned Wednesday. They moved into second-floor | offices next door to the province-wide police communications network. A Montreal police spokesman said all preparations have been made for calling the army into Montreal if the situation warrants it. Troops could arrive within three hours of being called. The procedure would be for the Quebec government to ask' Ottawa to order army units into the city. Meanwhile, army officers denied that recent troop movements toward the Montreal area have anything to do with last week's two political kidnappings by the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec. Tuesday night, helicopters carried 75 men of the Royal 22nd from ValcartLer base near Quebec to Camp Bouchard at Ste. Therese, 20 miles north of Montreal. Cmdr. Jean Bonneau, senior information officer for the defence department in the Quebec region, said the 75 were sent to join 98 men taking part in reconnaissance-training exercises at Camp Bouchard as part of Operation Nighthawk, a NORAD exercise. "There is no connection between these exercises and the I Cross-Laporte kidnapping," he | said. AID GEOLOGY OTTAWA (CP) - Grants-ln-aid for research in the geological sciences totalling $278,000 bate been awarded to 24 Canadian universities for 1970-71, the department of energy, mines and resources announced Wednesday. Save $15.01 on the Leather or Suede Look for 70! Reg. $85.00 Norfolk Styled Leather A Leather Norfolk |acket Is absolutely the lost word in men'i fashion. Leather covered button front. All 'round buckle belt. Patch pockets. 1 year guarantee on weor dated Acrilan zip-out liner. Dark Green or Tan. Sizes 36 to 46. 32" long. New Zealand Suede Conventional styled New Zealand suede with warm Borg orlon pile liner and frame collar. Super-strong French button holes. Available In your choice of Brown, Taupe or Camel. These warm winter coverups are in sizes 36 to 46. Save $9.99 on Two Styles of Ski Jackets Reg. $29.98 Hit the slopes in fashion with your choice of two of the latest styled ski jackets . . . and savel Both have all 'round "loose-proof" belts with magnetic buckles. For-trel fibrefill lining, hide-a-way hoods, and are available in 32" length, sizes S.M.L. and XL. A. Norfolk Style Flat look cire' racer nylon. Two concealed upper pockets. Two lower flap pockets. Cotton knit inset on collar. Two-way zip front. Quilted nylon lining. Blue, Gold, Pine, Ginger. B. Cire' Deluxe Nylon Jacket 4" block quilt. Giant plastic zip front. Horizontal zip pockets. Turtle neck collar. Flat nylon lining. Available in Blue, Brown, Fir Green or Black. Teleshop 328-6611 Store Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily. Closed Wednesday af 1 p.m. Shop Thursday and Friday 'til 9 p.m. Centra Village, 2nd Ave. and 13th St. N. t ;