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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, October 16, 1970 ublic Reaction To War Measures Act Mingled 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 the War Measures Act. Premiers John Robarts of Ontario, Harry 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 firmness." Former 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 today-24 hours 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 suburb of Footscray. Thirty-one bodies were recovered Thursday after a 450-foot span of the bridge collapsed, partly into the Yarra River and partly on a group of huts where workmen building the $47-million bridge were halving lunch. Eighteen persons were injured. Some of the unre-covered bodies could be seen in the nibble. No Alert Sounded In US. 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 an 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. Mitchell said Saxbe might have been thinking of a briefing last month at which FBI director J. Edgar Hoover mentioned several 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 6th St. S. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITO. Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 327-7152 Anothter 18 workmen were injured, and. seven of them were in critical condition. The recovery work was suspended temporarily when an emergency crew 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 Police 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 likely caused by the metal of the bridge heating up and expanding, thus causing the rollers on which the span is mounted to move," Nixon said. "It is designed to do this." About 30 men were tunnelling 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 families. Police Charge Grandson In Author's Death DUXBURY, Mass (Reuter) -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. Cutler, 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. lilUM PLAZA i MOTORHOTEL g and RESTAURANT (licensed)' 0 fi fi fi fi fi For the Prospective Bride and Groom WATCH AND CLIP THIS ADVERTISEMENT EACH FRIDAY FOR HINTS ON ~J4ow Do Plan IJour VUeJdin 9 The Wedding Day Allow plenty of time for everything! Make arrangements with your photographer - then check the appointments the day of your wedding to be sure he hasn't misplaced your addressl Leave home in time to reach the church at the appointed minute. Spare the groom any delay. Where do the bridesmaids meet? The bridesmaids should meet at your home. If they plan to dress there, have the bridal corj 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 bridesmaids' bouquets should be sent to your home. Boutonnieres for the best man and the groom, as well as the ushers, are se/it to 1he vestibule of the church, where a florist's boy cares for them and sees that they are given to the proper recipients. OFFERING YOU THE FINEST IN CATERING FACILITIES LARGE OR SMALL - WE CATER TO THEM ALL PHONE 328-2366 FOR RESERVATIONS 10th AVENUE and MAYOR MAGfcATH DRIVE refused to comment until 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 civil liberties in Canada." Mr. Lewis 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 Gagfardi said the federal government "should move in on these people." 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 this 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 Prince 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 capability 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 afternoon 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 Thursday 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 nursed bruised heads and cuts suffered when the police used three-foot riot sticks and seven were in jail on charges of obstruction. 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 council and nationwide water standards are to be two bricks in a small wall Fisheries Minister Jack Davis plans to build against pollution. 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 mercury and phosphorus and later with pulp and paper and other industries. The council would include 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 throne speech debate, which continues today. Medicare Group Insurance IS umber Expected To Double 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 are 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 �I s 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 Noon All Groups and Beginners 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Private Lessons The L.F.5.C. i* opon lo anyone wishing to learn to Figure tkate. For additional information Phone 328-5003 (Days) or Evenings 328-3795 or 328-7146 The professional instructors for the 1970-71 season art SONJA DAVIES-Senior Professional ARLENE GOLDSMITH-Assistant Professional 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 Fourth 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 willingly, 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 Hill School for the Deaf. Chris Krawczyk, a 13-year-old reporter for the TJBC 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 m a rented truck to pick up the sleeping bags and bedding left behind. The protesters, lock, stock and packboards, sat down in 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 jabbed and shoved the demonstrators off the street. When Ted Mahood, am organizer of both the Jericho and Beatty Street hostels, was felled by a cross-check from a riot stick, the police 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 administration 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 behavior and expression." Jurors 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 Alberta CALGARY (CP) - The Alberta Censorship Board has approved a version of the Swedish film I Am Curious, Yellow which is scheduled to begin showing today in Edmonton and Calgary. John Nicholson, interim head of the board, said Thursday the film was approved although 'it was a cut version which we received and further cuts have been made by the board." death and nine other wounded after guardsmen were sent to the campus to quell disorders. The jurors termed the Kent State University police department "totally inadequate to perform the functions of a law enforcement agency." Identities of those indicted were not made public pending notification to the persons charged. "We do not condone all of the activities of the National Guard on the Kent State University campus on May 4," the jury report said. "We find, however, that those members of the National Guard who were present on the hill adjacent to Taylor Hall (scene of the shooting) on May 4 fired their weapons in the honest and sincere" belief and under circumstances which have logically caused them to believe that they would suffer serious bodily injury had they not done so. "They are not, therefore, subject to criminal prosecution under the laws of this state for any death or injury resulting therefrom." Earlier this month the president's commission on campus unrest denounced National Guard actions at Kent State as "unnecessary, unwarranted and inexcusable." The commission also condemned some of the student demonstrators for "intolerable" violent acts, but added that their confrontation with guardsmen "was not a danger which called for lethal force." Bennett Receives Police Protection VICTORIA (CP) - Resources Minister Ray Williston of British Columbia says he has cancelled a scheduled trip to Ottawa because of the political tension in Quebec and the national capital. "I was planning to go to Ottawa Monday," he said in an interview Wednesday night. "But the meeting has been cancelled after I was advised not to go." His action came on the heels of an announcement that Premier W. A. C. Bennett was receiving protection from a plainclothes RCMP bodyguard following threats of Front de Liberation du Quebec activities outside Quebec. Theft of weapons earlier this week from a north Vancouver armory prompted the decision to guard the premier. Meanwhile, Welfare Minister Phil Gaglardi also confirmed that he has been called by an RCMP inspector to discuss security protection. "I don't like to say anything about the discussion but I imagine the RCMP will know my whereabouts at all times for the next while," he said. Mr. Gaglardi said that FLQ terrorists would be making a mistake if they were to extend their activities into B.C. "If they move out here, they'll meet their Waterloo," he said. "We're not the kind of nation to be subjected to this kind of foolishness. "It's ridiculous, stupid and nonsensical. The federal government should move in on these people." In Vancouver, Mayor Tom Campbell laughed at the idea CBC News To Reduce FLQ Reports OTTAWA (CP) - CBC President George Davidson said Thursday he has told news departments of t h e French and English networks to reduce the amount of commentary devoted to the FLQ kidnappings of British diplomat James Cross and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte. of Mr. Bennett's police bodyguard. "Oh, no, no, no, don't tell me," he said. "This is Canada. People should be able to walk the streets without bodyguards." And then early today, two detectives stationed themselves in the mayor's office after an anonymous telephone call was received threatening a kidnap attempt. Police were also sent to tha mayor's home. Doctors Face Prison QUEBEC (CP) - The province's 3,000 striking medical specialists must resume full services by Saturday or face possible fines and imprisonment. The Quebec national assembly held a special meeting Thursday to pass legislation ordering the specialists to "resume or continue the usual practice of their profession" by Saturday and maintain normal services until Nov. 15. The 4,000-member Quebec Federation of Medical Specialists, which represents the specialists in their dispute with the government over medical car* insurance, was also ordered to "take the appropriate steps" to induce its members to obey. The price of disobedience is fines of $200 to $500 and imprisonment of up to a month for each day that a specialist refuses to maintain normal practice- The specialists' federation and each of its officers must pay fines of $5,000 a day for a refusal to obey the law, and the officers are also liable to imprisonment of up to a year. The specialists have been withholding all but emergency services since Oct. 8, throwing a heavy burden on the small number of hospitals throughout the province where emergency services were available. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES, PRESENTS THE F^T^^r WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 12:00 /yl ABOVE ZERO AT ""NOON SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:56 SUNSET 5.37 Lethbridge ... ... 69 39 .. Waterton (approx.) 64 33 .. Pincher Creek .... 64 33 .. Medicine Hat .... 61 29 .. Edmonton....... 62 27 .. 58 27 .. Banff.......... 54 31 .. Calgary...... 64 35 .. Victoria........ 62 37 .. Cranbrook ...... . 51 20 .. Penticton....... 63 27 .. Prince George ... . 55 30 .. Prince Rupert .... 53 41 .43 Kamloops....... 58 30 .. Vancouver...... 53 35 .. Saskatoon....... 58 25 .. 58 26 .. Winnipeg....... 55 27 .. Winipeg........ 55 27 .. Thunder Bay .... 40 27 .. Toronto........ 50 32 .01 Ottawa.......... 56 36 .. Montreal........ 58 41 .03 St. John's....... 57 55 Halifax.......... 69 50 .. Fredericton ..... 67 52 .. Charlottetown .... 67 60 .. Chicago 52 41 .. New York....... 70 54 .58 Miami.......... 83 74 .10 Los Angeles...... 73 59 Las Vegas....... 75 47 FORECAST Lethbridge - Today and Saturday: Sunny, Moderate west winds becoming strong westerly Saturday. Lows 35-40, highs near 70. Medicine Hat - Today and Saturday: Sunny. Winds W occasionally gusting to 30. Lows 35-40, highs near 65. Columbia, Kootenay - Sunny today and Saturday. Highs today in mid-50s. Lows tonight in high 20s. Highs Saturday in mid-50s. 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 PHONE 327-3165 COUTTS HIGHWAY OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth- not yet required in mountain bridge district are bare and' dry and in good driving condi tion. Snow tires or chains are areas. The Logan pass is now 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 ;