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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Saskatchewan Big User Of CP Rail's 'Canadian' REGINA (OP) - The Saskatchewan government today told the Canadian Transport Commission that Canadian Pacific's proposals for reduced transcontinental passenger service and increased rail fares would hurt the provincial economy. Attorney-general D. V. Heald said more than half Saslcatche-wan's population depends on the CP Rail main line for rail passenger service. Use of The Canadian, the train in question, was greater in Saslcatchewan than in most parts of Canada. Quebec Political Prisoners Butt Oi Prison Jokes MONTREAL (CP) - Prisoners in Montreal-area fed-ei-al penitentiaries whose release has been demanded by terrorist kidnappers have become the butt of jokes by "straight criminals," reliable sources say. One source said the so-called "political prisoners," serving time for criminal acts on behalf of the Front de Liberation du Quebec, "try to stick together as much as possible and have broken off all formerly warm contacts with guards and other prison officials and employees." Since news reached the prisons of FLQ demands for the release of.23 men in exchange for kidnapped British diplomat James (Jasper) Cross and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre L a p o r t e, the source said, other convicts have asked: "Will you travel fii'st class or economy" "What time does your plane leave" The J'LQ members had not been physically attacked for several nionths, but previously those who insisted they were "political prisoners" were given a i-ough time. In one incident a convict serving four years for armed robbery assaulted an FLQ member and later told guards who overpov/ered him: "I rob a bank, I'm a bum. He robs a bank, he thinks he's a patriot. The heU with that!" ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER For FEEDLOT CORRAIS, BARNS, GARAGES, ETC. Also FIRST CUT SLABS LOWER GRADE PLANKS TREATED POSTS BALED WOOD SHAVINGS In Fact MOST OF YOUR LUMBER NEEDS Johnson Bros. Sawmill Ltd. On Highway No. 3, Cowley - Phone 628-3818 Ask for GORDON JOHNSON or LAVERNE PRESTON "If the service is downgraded as proposed by the railway, the only reliable daily service would be provided by the CNR which runs far to the north of the CPR and is inaccessible to the majority of the people of the province," Mr. Heald told president J. W. Pickersgill and two other commission members as the two-day hearing in Regina opened. The railway has proposed to reduce daily service in the winter on The Canadian to three times a week, reducing the train's length by about one-third. The railway also wants to charge higher fares. The heai--ings began in August in Winnipeg. Later in an interview, he said, "It looks to us like they're trying to make the service on The Canadian so bad that nobody will use it. Then they'll come back to the commission and ask for a discontinuation of the service." Mr. Heald told the commission The Canadian doesn't get more passengers in Saskatchewan because it runs through the province at night. He said that Canadian Pacific, when it was incorporated, was given "immense benefits" in cash subsidies, tax exemptions, mineral and land rights, on the undertaking that rail service would, be provided indefinitely and at a high level. "Since the company has received and greatly profited from these grants and favors, we regard it as a breach of a solemn national obligation for the company to attempt to escape the duty imposed on it to provide proper passenger services m this province." ASHPHALT J PAVING 1 TOLLESTRUP ^ SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-2702 - 327-3610 I I Crime-Fighting Agencies t_ Receive Additional Power NOSED OUT - Pros' noses touch in greeting at Las Vegas between Jimmy Durante and Pat Palinkas, the only female pro football player in game's history. Mrs. Palinkas holds ball for field-goal kicker on the Orlando (Flo.) Panthers in Continental Football League. WASHINGTON (Reuter) -President Nixon signed inta law Thui'sday majta- new powers for federal crime-fighting agencies and promised they would be put to immediate use in combatting a wave of bombings in the United States. The president acknowledged that when he sent the legislative recommendations to Congress 18 months ago, he did not ask for anti-bombing powers, but the progress of events since thai time had made such a capability essential, he said. "It seems that every day we i tdadtc , , i \ mi Alexandre de Marenches, 49, as Regiment Trains In Alberta ST. CATHARINES, Ont. (CP) I officers from the British regiment were guests at ceremonies to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the battle. -Foiu-teen members of the Lincoln and Welland militia regiment left Thursday to spend a ; week at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta., with British soldiers from the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment Berkshire and Wiltshire. The group, under Maj. Ian Purdie of Welland, Ont., acting adjutant of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, will be attached to a rifle company and take part in field exercises. Both regiments fought togetli-er under Sir Isaac Brock at Queenston Heights in the war of 1812 and last week several sporadic incident, without reason-simply a terrorist act-and we have not had the tools to cope with it before." [ The main tlirust of the multi-1 faceted law is against organized crime syndicates such as the Mafia. i "We shall now be able to \ launch a total war against or- j ganized crime and we will win this war," Nixon said. DEATH POSSIBLE The House of Representatives inserted into the bill a provision calling for the death penalty for persons convicted of fatal bombings and arson. The legislation also would allow sentences of up to 25 years for some defendants des- j ignated as dangerous repeaters Friday, October 1�, 1970 - THE lETHBRIDGE HERALD - 13 Nollcy Urges Trading OlTicc . In l^elving EDMONTON (CP) - Provincial NDP leader Grant Notlcy has urged the Alberta government to establish a trade office in Peking at the earliest possible monicnt. He said such a step would prove both prudent and imaginative. "Westerners who can remember the wheat deals of 1961, '72, and '62 will be anxious that both levels of government spare no effort to develop lasting trade relations with China," he said. "Now is not only a golden opportunity to extend a hand in friendship but also to develop long term trading relationships." ' in crime, even though the off-ience of which they were convicted would normally carry a smaller penalty. One section auned directly at crime syndicates would outlaw , the use of profits from organized crime to acquire or establish a legitimate business, a fa-I vorite tactic of organized crime ; groups seeking respectable i fronts for their underworld ac-ivities. NEW SPY CHIEF the new head of its intelligence and counter-espionage service. GRAND OPENING STEVE'S QUALITY MEATS & CONFECTIONERY - COALDALE - Saturday, October 17 - 10 a.m. We do cutting and wrapping of your meats and game. Custom curing; also fresh meat and homemade sausage. PHONE 345-3929 Green Bean Wedding SAN DIEGO, CaUf. (AP) -Sherrie Ann Green plans to marry James Larry Bean in a ceremony that will change her name to Cherrie Green Bean. FRED STORY � Automatic available 0 No charge for grip tires No charge for block heater No charge for whitewall tires PETE ALEXANDER HOME OF SKYLARK TRAILERS AND CAMPERS loeeitecl at Gencsi-af Fai'm Suoolies COUTTS HIGHWAY - lETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-3165 Privacy. The greatest luxury in the world at a cost so low ifs hardly worth mentioning. As little as ^F^amonth puts privacy inyour corner of the home And what could be more private thanyourown color extensionphone? AGTt ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES ;