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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, October IS, 1970 Change In Criminal Code Urged To Stop FLQ Acts OTTAWA (CP) - The Commons heard a call Wednesday for tough new provisions in the Criminal Code-including making membership in the Front de Liberation du Quebec a crime-to stop terrorist acts such as the recent kidnappings in Quebec. H y 1 i a r d Chappell (L-Peel South), speaking on the third | day of the eight-day throne speech debate said FLQ members now in prison were led by 'international political gangs- I ters." Kidnap Targets Top Officials Warned WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and the United States justice department have warned top government officials and members of Congress that they may become targets for abduction by revolutionaries. Senator William B. Saxbe (Rep. Ohio), in telling of the warnings to members of Congress, said he believes the only way to halt "political blackmail" before it starts is to make it a federal crime for officials to give in to it. His disclosures came shortly after a justice department official told reporters the FBI has received reports some U.S. terrorist groups may try to kidnap foreign diplomats or campaigning politicians in the style of recent political kidnappings in Canada and Latin America. "The only way to prevent this kind of blackmail,." Saxbe said, "is to make it a federal offence for anyone in government to accede to this kind of thing." Last Thursday, tackling the problem from another direction, the Senate passed a bill making the assassination, kidnapping or A SNIFF OF POT - President Nixon sniffs a package containing marijuana after a Customs dog had selected it from a series of parcels during a demonstration of the new technique today at the White House. Stand ing with the chief executive is Robert Battard, Programs Management Officer of the Bureau of Customs. _ Special Session Is Called To Discuss Medics' Strike QUEBEC (CP) - Legislation ordering Quebec province's striking medical specialists back to work may be introduced SUPPLY RECRUITS OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Medical Association �said Thursday it will recruit the necessary . medical manpower to cope with any situation of need �rising within Quebec due to the medical dispute there. ?-- ? today at a special session of the Quebec national assembly called to deal with the strike. In announcing the session at a 307 6th St. S. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD. Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 327-7132 news conference Wednesday, i Premier Robert Bourassa said the introduction of legislation to get the Quebec Federation of Medical Specialists back on the job would depend on the situation before the special session begins at 3 p.m. Since last Thursday, only one-quarter of the 4,000 members of the federation have been on duty at hospitals in the province. The assembly also will consider legislation to put the province's medical care insurance plan into effect Nov. 1 without the doctors' prior approval. Certain modifications of the plan were also to be discussed. Mr. Bourassa returned to Quebec during the day following closely-guarded meetingsin Montreal this week to discuss the kidnappings last week of Labor Minister Pierre Laporte and British diplomat James Cross. The kidnappings caused post- Soviets Propose New Peace Plan For Middle-East cx >ni mi n i i > vi ii : � Barbara ""Brent MONTREAL, October 15th - When it comes to choosing a cake mix my vote goes to MONARCH. rffSSPfe First... the consistently high quality of Monarch Cake Mixes means a light, ^ moist cake every time I bake. Then, too, my family like variety... and Monarch Cake Mixes come in 11 delicious flavours. And Monarch's Pouch-Pak means substantially lower cost, which I very much appreciate these days. I also find the Pouch-Pak handier than bulky boxes. (For a single layer cake you use one Pouch-Pak... for a 2-layer cake - 2 Pouch-Paks... with directions clearly marked on every Pak). Great idea: Why not treat your family to-night? _ DO YOU REALIZE that over 6 generations of Canadians - chil- i--, . dren and adults - have used DR. FOWLER'S EXTRACT OF WILD STRAWBERRY for relief of diarrhea? My own grandmother was a booster of Dr. Fowler's... and for a very good reason. Fowler's is a gentle, restorative formula, based on roots and herbs. It relieves nausea and cramps... and gently restores intestinal balance. Dr. Fowler's is not constipating, although it does act quickly. It has come to the aid of many a distressed mother after her children have over-Indulged in food or play. For soothing relief from embarrassing, uncomfortable diarrhea, keep Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild Strawberry on hand. _ TRAVELLING CN IS ONE 'HABIT' I THOROUGHLY ENJOYI As a woman travelling alone, I really appreciate the friendliness and courtesy of the CN staff. Where they find such cheerful, efficient people I wouldn't know. But I do know that as a regular passenger I feel comfortable, pampered and completely relaxed. And dining a-la-CN is one of the delights... whether your choice is succulent roast beef... delectable sea food... or one of the many other superb dishes prepared by their expert chefs. Sounds' great? It is! And it doesn't batter the budget either! _ "HOW BRIGHT AND CHIPPER YOU LOOK", I said to a friend the other day. The last time I saw her she had com' plained of a nagging back-ache and feeling tired and worn-out and the change in her appearance was startling. "DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS were the answer to my problem... they really work!", "My back-ache and tired feeling was ap- ponement of discussions on the medical care situation by the national assembly which were to have been held Monday. Earlier in the day in Montreal, the Quebec College of Physicians and Surgeons called for the striking doctors to return to work immediately. In a separate announcement, the Quebec Association of Hospitals described the strike as "intolerable and prejudicial to the health of the population," and called on the government to take corrective measures. Dr. Augustin Roy, college registrar, said in an interview that the request was made because "patients are in need of care." He said copies of the college's appeal were sent to federations representing the striking specialists, general practitioners and Premier Bourassa. , WON'T GO BACK But the medical specialists said in a statement after a meeting of the federation's executive that the specialists do not intend to go back to work at this time. They labelled as false reports from the health department, which were endorsed by the Quebec College of Physicians and Surgeons, saving the situation was critical. STARTED LAST WEEK The specialists began their strike last Thursday in particular opposition to the opting-out clause in the government's medical care legislation. The clause allows the specialists to remain outside the plan but says the government would not pay the medical bills of persons using their services. The legislation was to become effective Nov. 1 but it was feared the kidnap crisis might delay its implementation. The specialists have been maintaining essential services during the strike and 38 of the province's hospitals have been designated to handle emergency cases. she said irritation. Dodd's kidney "Pills contain ingredients that bring fast, effective relief by gently stimulating the kidney action to help relieve the condition causing back-ache. Thanks to Dodd's, my family says I not only look better... I'm more cheerful to live with!" DON'T BE EMBARRASSED about hemorrhoids. Do something tiuuui inciii. A uruuwncu icauaTcii liiatiluic lifiSiGui'iu a uiUCjU^' healing substance with the ability to shrink hemorrhoids painlessly. In case after case, it was shown to quickly relieve itching and discomfort and help speed up the healing of the injured, inflamed tissue. This healing substance (Bio-Dyne) is offered in ointment and suppository form called Preparation II. You can ask for it at all drug stores. And if you aren't completely satisfied, your money will be refunded. MOSCOW (Reuter) - A Middle East peace plan including creation of demilitarized zones and introduction of a UN peacekeeping force was spelled out by the Soviet Union today. The official Soviet news agency Tass said the Soviet proposals also included suggestions for direct guarantees by either the Big Four power-the U.S., Russia Britain and France-or by the UN Security Council. The Soviet proposals were set out in a detail in an article in Pravda, the Communist party newspaper. Under the Soviet proposals the borders of the Middle East states would be guaranteed by the adoption of concrete commitments by both sides. "The Soviet proposals also provide for the establishment of demilitarized zones on both sides of the border-these zones will give no advantages to either side and restrictions of a purely military nature will be applied to them-for the introduction of UN troops into a number of points and for direct guarantees. by the. four powers or by the UN1 Security Council," Pravda said. and it cannot be a stable one without a withdrawal of Israeli troops from the vast Arab territories captured by them." assault of a member of Congress a federal offence punishable by life imprisonment and death. The bill then went to the House of Representatives where ii was tacked on to (he broadly-supported Safe Streets Act. The whole package will go to a joint House-Senate committee after Congress meets again Nov. 16. If (the joint committee succeeds in working out a com promise between Senate and House versions, the rewritten bill will be submitted again for passage in the two houses. The Senate bill was sponsored by Senator Robert C. Byrd (Dem. W.Va.) who said there have been 88 U.S. political assassinations, assaults and ait-tempted assaults since 1835. Under federal law penalties would range up to death for as sassination. Such crimes now come under jurisdiction of the individual states. Byrd argued state law is inadequate to handle the "increase in political violence." A law enacted several years ago made it a federal crime to assassinate, kidnap or assault the president or vice-president, REFERS TO IRAEL Referring to Israeli concern about secure borders, Pravda said: "It is absolutely clear that in the technique the safety of a border is created not by the possibility of it being shifted a few miles, but by securing its universal recognition." The newspaper added: "It is absolutely obvious that such a peace cannot be ensured by encouraging the aggressor Dent's Son Hurt In Accident EDMONTON (CP) - Peter Albert Dent 6, son of Edmonton mayor Ivor Dent, suffered head and back injuries in a traffic accident here. Police said Peter was going home from school when the bicycle he was riding collided with a car at an intersection in east Edmonton. The Criminal Code should be amended to provide the "strictest penalty for those who kidnap people and hold them as hostages or pirate a plane or vessel, or place bombs where there is a reasonable chance of causing death." The legal definition of conspiracy and conspirators should be expanded to include those "who openly support and encourage conspiracies." Trial and appeal procedures should be speeded "so that the final penalty is carried out and attempts to rescue them by committing further crimes are thwarted." WOULD FORCE DICLOSURE Mr. Chappell said a new type of hearing should be instituted 'at least during this emergency" in which people "are forced to disclose the names of their fellow conspirators." Along with making membership in the FLQ a crime, Mr. Chappell recommended tightened immigration laws "to forbid entrance to Canada of those who preach the violent overthrow of our system," Andre Fortin (Creditiste-Lot-biniere) introduced a non-confidence motion attacking the government for not increasing family allowances as a step to a guaranteed annual income. The motion along with a Con servation, will be voted on later in the debate. An NDP non-confidence motion was defeated Tuesday night. Earlier in the House, Northern Development Minister Jean Chretien said there was no program in his department for sterilization of Eskimo women And Prime Minister Trudeau said in the question period he could not say whether nuclear disarmament had been discussed in negotiations leading to the diplomatic recognition by Canada of Communist China. While Mr. Chappell stressed the danger of terrorism in Canada, James A. McGrath (PC- St. John's East) said the greatest threat to democracy in this country is the destruction of Parliament by this government." Prime Minister Trudeau "has systematically set out to destroy this institution" with revised procedural rules adopted in 1968. Referring to the FLQ kidnappings, Mr. McGrath said the government "acted responsibly in placing paramount importance on the maintenance of the rule of law." T. C. DOUGLASS . . . anniversary noted NDP Leader 35 Years In Commons OTTAWA (CP) - T. C. Douglas, New Democrat leader, first entered the Commons 35 years ago Wednesday, and Speaker Lucien Lamoureux noted the anniversary by complimenting the NDP leader on "a survival rate seldom seen in our history." The event occurred on Survival Day in Ottawa. Mr. Douglas sat in the Commons as a CCF member from 1933 until 1944 when he became premier of Saskatchewan. He returned here in 1962 as leader of the NDP. He told the Commons Wednesday that after 35. years he has a feeling of satisfaction from the associations he has formed in Parliament and a feeling of sadness that his parliamentary career is drawing closer to the end. Veiner Offers To Put Up $2,000 MEDICINE HAT (CP) -Mayor Harry Veiner said Wednesday he is willing to contribute $2,000 of his own money towards the ransom asked for Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte and British diplomat James Cross. A condition of the gift is that other Canadians put up the rest of the $500,000, he said. Mayor Veiner said he is confident there are 5,000 Canadians willing to contribute $1,000 each for the ransom. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE rT";:'-'T^ WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 12:00. S0UTHMINSTER 5th LETHBRIDGE CUB, SCOUT and VENTURER Bottle Drive SENTENCED TO HANG - Thomas Mason Shand, centre, is led from the Winnipeg courthouse, flanked by police guards, |ust minutes after he received the death penalty for the killing of a police officer. Shand was found guilty Wednesday by a 12-man jury of capital murder in the June 27 stabbing death of Winnipeg Detective Ronald Edward Houston. The jury did not recommend clemency. Detective's Slayer Sent To Galloivs South of 3rd West of 13th Avenue and Street South This Saturday, October 17th This ad sponsored by the following businesses: MAJOR IRRIGATION COMPANY D and D OFFICE CLEANERS G. H. BAXTER and SON (1968) LTD. WINNIPEG (CP) - Thomas Mason Shand, a 31-year-old Winnipeg man, became the second person in less than a year to be sentenced in Manitoba to be hanged. He was found guilty Wednesday of capital murder in the June 27 death of a Winnipeg detective. The jury deliberated less than three hours, including supper break, before returning the verdict and making no recommendation for clemency. The death sentence, and automatic appeal of it, both are mandatory. Execution was set for June 10, 1971. The other man awaiting execution is Clifford Wickett Lurvey, 53, of Vancouver, who was convicted March 12 of SO ABOVE OW ZERO AT v"NOON SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:54 SUNSET 5:39 Lethbridge...... 54 29 .. Pincher Creek ... 52 40 .. Cranbrook....... 49 24 .. Waterton (approx.) 52 40 .. 53 24 .. . 55 25 .. . 50 25 .. 48 28 .. 50 26 .. 61 38 .. 54 25 .. . 52 40 .. 54 27 .. 54 33 .. . 54 35 .. 51 28 .. Medicine Hat Edmonton ... Jasper ...... Banff....... Calgary...... Victoria....., Penticton ... . Prince Rupert Prince George Kamloops ... . Vancouver ... Saskatoon ... , Moose Jaw.....40 Regina...... Winnipeg ... Toronto ... . Ottawa .... Montreal ... St. John .. . Halifax..... Fredericton ., FORECAST.' Edmonton 44 40 68 73 73 51 59 62 23 25 20 47 50 56 36 57 60 .06 .01 Red Deer - Calgary - Lethbridge - Med-cine Hat - Today and Friday: Sunny. Lows tonight 30-35, highs Friday 60-65. Columbia Kootenay - Sunny today and Fridlay with a few early morning fog patches. Cool overnight. Highs today and Friday in mid-50s. Lows tonight mid-20s. shooting St. Boniface police constable Leonard Shakespeare during a grocery store holdup, He was sentenced to be hanged Jan. 7. An appeal is pending. Shand was charged in the death of Det. Ronald Houston, 36, who died of stab wounds received while trying to arrest a suspected Peeping Tom in central Winnipeg. The officer's partner, Det. John DeGroot, 28, was seriously wounded in the struggle. There have been no executions in Canada since a revision of laws, retaining the death penalty only for murder of a policeman or prison guard on duty, went into effect Dec. 29, 1967, for a five-year trial period. The last execution in Canada was Dec. 11, 1962. ENTERTAINING AT THE YORK HOTEL EVERY NIGHT OCT. 19-24 THE FABULOUS "TONY WHITE TRIO" BEHLEN TOWN and COUNTRY low-cost all-steel building for all-around uses WINTER TIME IS PLANNING TIME See Us Today For Your Free Estimate GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All highways in the Leth- not yet required In mountain S^i^rvmTS area7. The Logan j^'Wl^r tion. Snow tires or chains are closed for the season. PORTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. ;