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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE lETHBRIDGE HERAID - Friday, Ocfeber 16, 1970 ic Reaction To War i Act } By THE CANADIAN PRESS Concern over the activities of the newly-outlawed Front de Liberation du Quebec and apprehension over the effect on basic freedoms were mingled in early reactions Friday to the government's proclamation of th.9 War Ivleasiu-es Act. Premiers John Robarts of On-t;u-io, Han-y Strom of Alberta, Joseph Smallwood of Newfoundland, Louis J. Robichaud of New Brunswick and Ross Thatcher of Saskatchewan agreed with the government action. Mr. Thatcher termed the necessity of invoking the act "most regrettable, but I think the prime minister had no choice and I commend him for his fii-mness." Farmer prime minister John Diefenbaker and Ontario Attorney-General Arthur W i s h a r t Bridge Collapse Death Toll Hits 30 From Reuter-AP MELBOURNE (CP) - Another part of Australia's biggest bridge began shaking todiay-24 hoiu-s after the sudden collapse of one section killed more than 30 workmen, Rescue attempts to find 14 men still missing among the debris were halted for 90 minutes until experts said there was no danger of a further fall on the West Gate bridge in the Melbourne subm-b of Footscray. Thirt>--one bodies were recovered Tluu-sday after a 450-foot span of the bridge collapsed, partly into the Yarra River and paaHy on a group of huts where workmen building the $47-million bridge were hai\'-ing lunch. Eighteen persons wore injured. Some of the unre-covered bodies could be seen in the nibble. No Alert Sounded In U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General John N. Mitchell says the FBI has heard rumors of plots to kidnap United States government officials but no alert has been issued. Mitchell, through am aide, responded to a statement by Senator William Saxbe (Rep. Ohio) Thursday that the White House had warned Republican congressional leaders of possible political abductions. ^DtcheU said Saxbe ml^ht have been thinking of a briefmg last month at which FBI director J. Edgar Hoover mentioned ceveral activities purportedly planned by revolutionaries, Including kidnapping plots. The attorney-general said, however, that the justice department and the FBI are not guarding members of Congress or the cabinet. 307 6�h St. S. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD, Gary Marti^ DIspensVng Optician 327-71S2 Another 18 workmen were injured, and seven of them were in critical condition. The recovery work was suspended temporarily when an emergency a-ew of six riggers on an adjoining 450-foot section of the bridge felt it moving. They came down and refused to go up again. SPAN PRONOUNCED SAFE PoUce kept people away from the span while six engineers went up to Inspect it. The project manager Trevor Nixon analysed their findings and pronounced the 30-foot-high span "quite safe." "We believe this shudder was most Hkely caused by the metal of the bridge heating up and expanding, thus causing the rollers on which the span is mounted to move," NLxon said. "It Ls designed to do this." About 30 men were tunnelhng under the western end of the fallen span where it is believed they will find the bodies of five of the missing men. A spokesman said it would take several hours to reach the bodies and several days to search the whole area. Many of the victims were Italian, Greek and Maltese migrants with large famiUes. Police Charge Grandson In Author's Deatli DUXBURY, Mass (Renter) -Cid Ricketts Summer, author of the Tammy books, was found beaten to death with a hammer Thursday and police charged her teen-aged grandson with the slaying. Mrs. Summer, 80, was found by police in her home with a curtain wrapped around her beck. Her head had been battered with a hammer found near the body, police said. Police said her grandson, John R. (^tler, 16, who lived next door, came to them at 8 a.m. and took officers to the body. Mrs. Summer was the widow of James D. Summer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1946 for crystallizing enzymes. He died in 1956. Mrs. Summer wrote nearly 20 novels and 40 short stories. She was best known for her Tammy books from which the motion picture and television series were adapted. aMOTORHOTEL Q and RESTAURANT (licensed)^ 0 For tti� Prospeetlvo Bride and Groom WATCH AND CLIP THIS ADVERTISEMENT EACH FRIDAY FOR HINTS ON The Wedding Day Allow plenfy of time for everything! Moke arrangements with your photographer - then check the appointments the day of your wecJding to be sure he hasn't misplaced your address! Leave home in time to reach the church ot the appointed minute. Spare the groom any delay. Where do the bridesmaids meet? The bridesmaids should meet ot your home. If they plan to dress there, have the bridal cars call for them, allowing ample time for leisurely dressing. Arrange a bridge table with four inexpensive standing mirrors upon it to provide facilities for those necessary makeups. Where shall the flowers be sent? The bridal bouquet, as well os the bridr;5-maids' bouquets should bn sent lo your liomR, Boutonnieres for the best n>an and the groom, n% v/ol! OS the ushers, ore se/it to the vestibule of th(� church, where a florist's boy cores tor them and sees that they are given to the proper recipients. 0 9 OFFERING YOU THE FINEST IN CATERING FACILITIES LARGE OR SMALL - WE CATER TO THEM ALL s PHONE 328-2366 FOR RESERVATIONS 10th AVENUE and MAYOR MAG'nATH DRIVE ^ refused to comment imUl the government revealed how it intended to apply the act. But David Lewis, federal deputy leader of the New Democratic Party, said the move was "horrendous, horrible elimination of dvil liberties in Canada." Mr. Le-,vis said. "There has to be a strong reason for suspending civil rights. So far there have just been two unfortunate kidnappings. This doesn't warrant such strong action." In British Columbia, Welfare Minister Phil Gaglairdi said the federal government "shoiuld move in on these peopte." Mr. Thatcher said: "I think the necessity of invoking the War Measures Act is most regrettable and there are certain dangers to civil liberties. But in this great danger, I think the prime minister had no other choice and I commend him for his firmness." Mr. Strom said: "I certainly feel the federal government should be taking whatever steps are necessary at tills time to ensure law and order is preserved. I can't disagree with thom" Mr. Roberts said: "I have a good deal of confidence in the federal government and I am quite convinced in my own mind they are not going to abuse the powers given them," Mr. Robarts said. RESPECTS DECISION Mr. Smallwood said he felt that every Canadian outside Quebec and 99 per cent of those within Quebec respect the decision. He said full security was in force in Newfoundland and that he has been under RCMP protection since Thursday night. His cabinet ministers were also under 24-hour guard, he said. Premier Alex Campbell of Prmce Edward Island was not available for comment. Premier Ed Schreyer of Manitoba agreed with the government's move but felt there is over-reaction on the part of the federal government in use of troops in and around Parliament Hil. He said "a small bunch of crackpots who don't have the oapabihty of kidnapping anyone in Ottawa," brought about the measure. He said there is no proof or even indications that the kidnappers are capable of operating outside the Montreal urban area. OUT YOU GO - Military police serve eviction notice on shaggy-haired occupants of Jericho hostel for transient youths in Vancouver. RCMP officers wearing bullet-proof vests forced their way Into the hostel in an a fternoon confrontation after some youths refused to vacate the temporary hostel situated at the Canadian Armed Forces Jericho Beach base. Temporary Campus Shelter Found For Evicted Youths VANCOUVER (CP) - Young transients evicted by police from an armed forces base found temporary shelter Thius-day night at the University of British Columbia, but a university spokesman made it clear they couldn't stay long. About 100 persons rousted out of Hut 47 at Canadian Forces Base Jericho and forced to re- treat by city police moved into a room in the Student Union Building. Some nvu^ed bruised heads and cuts suffered when the police used thi-ee-foot riot sticks and seven were in jail on charges of obstiniction. Behind them, they left a trail of clothing, blankets and personal belongings as police Government Plans To Battle Pollution Outlined In House OTTAWA (CP) - A national environmental cooxncil and nationwide water standards are to be two bricks in a small waU Fisheries Minister Jack Davis plans to build against poliution. Mr. Davis, to head the proposed environmental affairs department, told the Commons Thursday the first nationwide standards under the Fisheries Act soon will be released. They would deal first with elemental merciuy and phosphorus and later with pulp and paper and other industries. The council would includfl a dozen top men in environmental control and resource development who would help plan pollution control. The fisheries minister said these are two of the steps that could be taken before the proposed environmental affairs department is formally established. He was speaking on the fourth day of the eight-day Uirone speech debate, which continues today. Medicare Number Insurance ected To Double Group Exp EDMONTON (CP) - The Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission expects legislation r e q u i r ing mandatory group coverage by the end of the year will double the number of groups in the province. Chairman James Falconer said Thursday there now are about 8,000 groups through which medical care insurance premiums are being paid. Legislation passed at the last session of the legislature made it compulsory for an employee group to be formed in any business which had five or more employees. The deadline for group registration is Nov. 1. The groups will be brought into effect on a gradual basis until Dec. 31. 'We ai'e receiving a favorable response to the mandatory group requirement," Mr. Falconer said in an interview. In a group, premiums are deducted from an employee's pay cheque on a monthly basis and turned over to the commission rather than having individuals pay their own premiums. 'It is an efficient way of handling premium payments," Mr. Falconer said. "It makes it a lot simpler for the employees and for premium collection by the commission." There are exemptions to the LETHBRIDGE FIGURE SKATING CLUB announces the following 1970-71 SKATING SCHEDULE Beginning Monday, October 19th, at the Civic Ice Centre MONDAYS-6:30 to 900 p.m. Private Lessons TUESDAYS-4:30 to 6:00 p.m. All groups and Beginners 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Private Lessons THURSDAYS-4:30 to 6:00 p.m. All Groups and Beginners 6.30 to 9:00 p.m. Private Lessons SATURDAYS-10:00 a.m. to 12 Neon All Groups and Beginners 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Private lessons Ilie L.F.5.C. lit opoii lo anyone wishint) to learn to figure sktlle. For additional information Phone 328-5003 (Days) or Evenings 328-3795 or 328-7146 The professional Instructors for the 1970-71 season ar� 50NJA DAVIES-Senior Professional ARLENE GOLDSMITH-Assistant Professionol NOTE-The L.F.S.C. will host the Southern Alberta Figure Skating Competitions on November 29 and 30 at the Civic Ice Centre. group requirement, including employees who earn less than $125 a month, temporary personnel and persons enrolled in a school. In cases where a company already had a group but a number of employees had decided to stay outside it, the employees will be required to join the group. cleared a sit-in along Foui'th Avenue following the orderly evacuation of the armed services facility by military police and RCMP officers. The transients, shunted to Jericho after a successful occupation of the downtown Beatty Street armory-one of a string of hostels set up by Ottawa last summer-didn't give up the pavement in front of the base vrillingly, Five members of the police tactical squad were hit by flying rocks, bottles and pop cans and one of them suffered a broken finger as the police pushed the protesters back across the lush lawns of the Jericho HiU School for the Deaf. Chris Krawczyk, a 13-year-old reporter for the IIBC newspaper, Ubyssey, needed four stitches to close a gash to her head after she was hit by a rock thrown from the retreating crowd. Clearing the hut was no problem for the 150 uniformed RCMP called in by the MPs. The young people offered only token resistance, claiming they had not been given time to collect their belongings. Hostel organizers backed hi a rented truck to pick up the sleeping bags and bedding left behind. The protesters, lock, stock and packboards, sat down m the road, tying up cars and B.C. Hydro trolley buses. Using a loudhailer, Insp. Victor Lake twice declared the sit-in an unlawful assembly and asked everyone to move on peacefully. Then the riot squad, walking 12 - abreast, methodically iabbed and shoved the demonstrators off the street. When Ted Mahood, an organizer of both the Jericho and Beatty S'treet hostels, was felled by a cross-check from a riot stick, the poUce were deluged with rocks and other debris. Troops Exonerated In Kent Deaths RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) - A special state grand jury investigating last May's Kent State University riot killings indicted 25 persons today and exonerated National Guard troops who fired on students. It sharply criticized the university admdnistration of fostering an attitude of laxity, overindulgence and permissiveness toward students and faculty "to the extent that it can no longer regulate the activities of either." It said the right to dissent has been over-emphasized on the campus to the point where it "becomes the order of the day to the exclusion of all normal liehavior and expression." Juroors criticized National Guard commanders for placing troops "in an untenable and dangerous position" last May 4 when four students were shot to Swedish Film Approved By Al]jerta CALGARY (CP) - The Alberta Censorship Board has approved a version of the Swedish film I Am Curious, Yellow which is scheduled to begin showing to-, not yet requu-ed hi mountain bridge district are bare and dry and in good driving condition. Snow tu-es or chains are areas. The Logan pass is now closed for the season. PORTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Cai-way 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., 21 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed ;