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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 5oturdoy, October 17, 1970 Alta. Voting Age May Be Lowered EDMONTON (CP) - Attorney - General Edgar Gerhart mentioned the possibility of lowering Alberta's age of majority during a one-day meeting of the Social Credit caucus Friday. During the 1970 spring session of the legislature, Mr. Gerhart said the province was considering lowering the age but no decision was made about what age should be substituted. A. R. Patrick, minister of CBC Producer Arrested HULL, Que. (CP) - At least 15 persons, including a CBC television producer and the editor of a student newspaper, were arrested here Friday as police cracked down on known sympathizers of the Front de Liberation, du Quebec. Sketchy reports from police said that Real Casavant, a producer at the CBC French network station in Ottawa, was among those arrested in raids which began shortly after 4 a.m. Friday when the government invoked the emergency War Measures Act in response to FLQ terrorist activity. In a raid on a junior college, Quebec Provincial Police arrested Andre Belanger, 19, editor of the CEGEP Press, and Andre Beaudry, 18, and confiscated printing equipment used to produce the newspaper. The two students were reported being held in a provincial prison in Hull, and could not be reached by a lawyer. Two other arrested persons named were Michel Aube, 21, and Robert Monette, students at the University of Ottawa. mines and minerals, and spokesman for the annual caucus, said Mr. Gerhart men-tion.ed the age of majority "among several other pieces of proposed legislation." "What age?' Mr. Patrick asked at a news conference. "Well, 21, 19 and 18 were mentioned by Mr. Gerhart who compared Alberta's present age -21- with those existing in other provinces." The caucus was designed to allow ministers to provide the MLAs with a preview of some of the work planned for the 1971 session of the legislature. Mr. Patrick said no date was mentioned or discussed for the session and "we must assume it will be about the same time as this year's session" which sat in mid-January. Asked whether censorship had been discussed in the wake of government pressure which resulted in the resignation of censor Jack Day after he was acquitted on morals charges, Mr. Patrick said: "A question about censorship was asked. An answer was given, period." It was announced the 55-mem-ber caucus would hold a meeting at least once a month between now and the 1971 session. "We hope in this way to get the legislation further advanced for the session," Mr. Patrick said. In previous years, the caucus held a one- or two-day meeting in the fall to hear cabinet proposals for legislation. The next meeting will probably be held in conjunction witii the party's annual meeting at Edmonton Nov. 19-21. Govt. Condemned For Invoking Act WOUNDED IN SOVIET HIJACK ATTEMPT - Soviet pilot Valery Adejov, right, lie* In hospital in Trabzon, Turkey, Friday after undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound in his chest. At left is radio operator of the Soviet Aeroflot airliner that was hijacked Thursday by a father and son team. It was a domestic flight in southern Russia. A stewardess was killed. All plane passengers and crew members, except the wounded pilot and the hijackers, were returned to the Soviet Union Friday. Levesque: Terrorists Are To Blame 1~ EXTRA INCOME ' I  in your spare time  INCOME TAX COURSE I Teaches you to prepare Income tax returns for clients- I for details write CANADIAN SCHOOL I OF TAX ACCOUNTING 1 6 Adelaide St. E., j Toronto, Ont. J Plane Ready At Montreal OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government still has a plane standing by at Montreal to fly the kidnappers of James (Ja -per) Cross and Pierre Laporte to Cuba or wherever they want to go should the kidnappers release the two men, a government spokesman said Friday. MONTREAL (CP) - Rene Levesque, leader of the separatist Parti Quebecois, says terrorist kidnappers are to blame for the "military occupation" of Quebec.  He was referring, at a news conference Friday night, to the proclamation in Ottawa of emergency wartime powers and the outlawing of the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec, responsible for the kidnapping last week of British envoy James Cross and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte. Trains Crash In Tunnel SEOUL (Reuters) - Eighteen teen-age boys were killed and 175 injured Saturday when a passenger train in which they were travelling collided with a freight train in a tunnel, police said. The crash came three days after an accident at crossing 50 miles south of Seoul in which 45 teen-age boys and the driver of a bus in which they were travelling were killed when the vehicle was hit by a passenger train. WSm ROTHMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS pimBtag � caoBMitr mad ThM mm � Rothmus Sptdal Events Caravan bow. Tha Carsvaa. with its public addms system and modra staga facilities Is available 1m of tharga by writing to: Promotion Department, Rothaiau of Pall Mall Canada Ihrntad, 3403  8th Street Sooth East, Calgary Z4� Alberta. ROTHMANS 11 uPlCiAl I'.ftlS WAN Soutiirninster Learner's Group Circle Square Dance Club Monday 8 p.m. Soutiiirrinster Hall * *  Southminster Jr. Girls' Choir Presents "The Idea" Student Performance Monday 4:30 Yates Centre � * * Golden Mile Drop-in-Centre Happy Wanderers Wednesday 2 p.m. Southminster Hall � * * Jr. Forest Wardens Boys 10-16 years Thursday 7-9 p.m. Agnes Davidson School * * * Sing-Song and Dance Music by Bridge Town Players Thursday 8:30 p.m. Golden Mile Drop-in-Centre * * * Southern Alberta Western Dance Association Teenagers Square Dancing Saturday 7-9 p.m. Senator Buchanan School * * � Southminster Dance Club Saturday 8:30 p.m. Southminster Hall St. Peter and St. Paul's L.A. and Men's Club Annual Fall Bazaar Saturday 7-9 p.m. Parish Hall Laurel Chapter O.E.S. Fall Tea and Bazaar Saturday 2-5 p.m. Southminster Hall *  * "Oktoberfest" Saturday 8 p.m. German-Canadian Club Hall * * * Lethbridge Social Credit W.A. Annual Tea, Bazaar, Bake Sale Saturday 2-4:30 p.m. No. 2 Gym Civic Sports Centre * * * Lethbridge Old Time Dance Club Saturday 8:30 p.m. Assumption School * * * Fort Macleod Old Time Dance Club Saturday 8-11:30 p.m. Elementary School * * * Annual Police Ball Saturday 9 p.m. Exhibition Pavilion The best tobacco money can buy Mr. Levesque said he hopes the kidnappers have realized by now that they were "in all stupidity the harbingers of the military regime in Quebec and that they have endangered the essential rights of all Quebecers." "They must see by now that their gesture has brought nothing but injury to everyone, not Tax Consultant Seeks Leadership WINNIPEG (CP) - Lawyer I. H. Asper Friday announced his intention to seek the leadership of the Manitoba liberal Party. Mr. Asper, a Winnipeg lawyer, tax consultant and'columnist for the Lethbridge Herald said he is satisfied that Manitoba does not want the extremism and polarization offered by either the Conservative or New Democratic parties. "A middle course is what I am suggesting is acceptable," said Mr. Asper. The only other declared candidate for the leadership, which will be decided at a convention in Winnipeg Oct. 30 and 31, is Dr. John Nesbitt, the former head of dairy sciences at the University of Manitoba. Both men are seeking the leadership of a party that has been vacant through the past session of the legislature. Former leader R. W. (Bobby) Bend resigned following a personal defeat in the June 25, 1969 general election which put Premier Ed Schreyer's New Democrats in power. The 38-year-old Mr. Asper is the author of the Benson Ice berg, a commentary and critique of Finance Minister Edgar Benson's white paper o n taxation. He writes a regular column about taxation that appears in 12 newspapers and is now a senior partner in a law firm that specializes porate and tax law. Press Qub Opened By Michener EDMONTON (CP) - Governor-General Roland Michener opened the Edmonton Press Club Friday night in his first official function of a three-day trip to Alberta this weekend. "My press relations are good -but rather neutral," he said in a brief speech before he cut the ribbon to officially open the press club in the MacDonald Hotel. "My big moment was last week," he said, referring to the reading of the speech from the throne at the opening of Parliament. Mr. Michener returned to Alberta for the University of Alberta homecoming festivities this weekend. It's the 50th reunion of his graduating class k HALE t \ OPTICAL "l j COMPANY LTD in cor- Vigilante Tactics Possible INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - If bombing attacks in the United States continue, citizens might resort to vigilante tactics to defend themselves, Attorney-General John N. Mitchell said Friday. Mitchell said he sees no chance the United States will invoke emergency powers such as Canada has in combatting separatists in Quebec. "We are aware of the intentions of some of these terrorist groups to carry out destructive activitiesin this country," Mitchell said. "And among their other proposed plans there is the involvement of the kidnapping of some of the diplomatic corps, foreign representative and executives in the government. We have naturally taken reasonable precautions." only to the hostages and their relatives. "How many times have we said that neither bombs nor the kidnapping of persons is morally or politically justifiable in a society that still allows the expression and the organization of all desires for change? PLAYED ROLE OF PUPPET The separatist leader, whose party holds seven of the 108 seats in the legislature, also criticized the provincial government for its "puppet" role in the calling in of federal troops to help police protect public officials and buildings. Quebec is without a government," he said. It was the Quebec cabinet "which endorsed the federal government's extreme by which all of Quebec will be placed under military occupation until next spring." Mr. Levesque called on the kidnappers to accept the government'! offer and release the two hostages in exchange for the freedom on parole of five FLQ members currently serving prison terms and safe exit from Canada for the kidnappers. "We pray, literally beg, the kidnappers to accept the conditions," he said. Earlier this week, Mr. Levesque was among 10 prominent Quebecers who called on the government to meet the kidnappers' demands. OTTAWA (CP) - Several Canadian civil liberties associations Friday condemned the federal government's proclamation of the War Measures Act to deal with terrorism in Quebec. A statement from six groups from Fredericton to Vancouver issued late Friday night said the implication of this action is that whenever a minority group decides to use violent means to effect its objeotives the civil liberties of the whole population of Canada can be suspended." While deploring the use of terr rorism to overthrow an elected government, the statement said freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention and the freedom of association should not be suspended unless three conditions are satisfied: All other means have been exhausted to deal with an emergency; a clear and present danger to the country has been defined; the fullest possible disclosure of this threat has been made to the public. None of these conditions had been fulfilled and the statement urged that the proclamation be revoked. Sponsors listed on the statement were: Civil Liberties Association, national capital region; British Columbia Civil Liberties Union, Vancouver; Manitoba Branch of Civil Liberties, Winnipeg; Alberta Human Rights Association, Edmonton; Fredericton Chapter of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association; and the Civil Liberties Association of Windsor, Ont. MEDICINE HAT (CP) Mayor Harry Veiner, who said Wednesday he was willing to contribute $2,000 toward ransom for Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte and British diplomat James Cross, has with drawn the offer. Mayor Veiner said Friday that he has withdrawn the offer because of developments since the federal government invoked the war measures act outlawing the Front de Liberation du Quebec. A condition of the mayor' offer was that other Canadians put up the rest of the $500,000 ransom. 307 6th St. S. Gary Martir. Dispensing Optician 327-7152 Early Decision Promised In Sykes Case CALGARY (CP) - An early decision was promised Friday by Mr. Justice S. S. Lieberman in the $50,000 defamation suit against Mayor Rod Sykes. The suit was brought by Calgary lawyer Robert Fraser who said comments by the mayor in November, 1969, damaged his legal reputation and had substantially reduced his position at city hall. Mr. Fraser often represents commercial developers in dealings with city council and was acting in that capacity when the alleged defamation occurred. $250,000 Profit On Lottery CALGARY (CP) - The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Board said here it will make about $250,000 profit from its Stampede Futurity Sweep-stakes held Sept. 5. Ed O'Connor, president of the board, said the $100,000 sweepstakes netted $500,000 in sales, Besides the prize money, $100,-000 was paid out in commissions, and about $50,000 was spent on running the race, the second held in Alberta this year. The first sweepstakes, also for $100,000 was on the Canadian Derby in Edmonton early in August. Harold Tooth, a Medicine Hat welder, held the first-place ticket worth $60,000 in the futurity stakes. Mr. O'Connor s a I d the Stampede will apply its revenue to construction of capital projects including immediate improvements to the Stampede Corral and new livestock barns. WEIGHT WATCHERS. Meets: Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE Trust only the original Weight Watchers (TM) to watch your weight. Hundreds of thousands have done it successfully. You can, tool REGISTRATION $5.00 MEETING $2.00 MEN  WOMEN  TEENAGERS For Further Information Call 328-5832 Ransom Offer Withdrawn By Veiner Security Precautions Tightened By THE CANDIAN press Following is a summary of increased security precautions applied to Canadian politicians and other public figures in connection with the Quebec FLQ situation. NEWFOUNDLND Premier Joseph Smallwood and his cabinet guarded 24 hours daily by RCMP. British banking and governmental officials taking part in Friday's Come-by-Chance oil refinery signing ceremony also under guard. QUEBEC Premier Robert Bourassa and other government officials guarded 24 hours a day by police and Canadian Armed Forces troops. OTTAWA Prime Minister Trudeau, cabinet ministers, opposition party leaders and former prime ministers Lester Pearson and John Diefenbaker guarded 24 hours a day by police and Canadian Armed Forces troops. Robert Stan-bury, minister without portfolio, guarded by Scotland Yard detectives while in England as part of a four-nation tour to study information services. ONTARIO Premier John Robarts guarded 24 hours a day by Ontario Provincial Police. Allan Grossman, minister of corrections, and R. McC. Samples, British trade commissioner in Toronto, guarded by Metropolitan Toronto Police. BRITISH COLUMBIA Premier W. A. C. Bennett guarded by plainclothes RCMP bodyguard. Welfare Minister Phil Gaglardi has indicated he/also is under 24-hour RCMP guafa^Vancouver Mayor Torn; Campbell guarded by city police. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 12:00 noon e/: above JU ZERO AT SUNRISE SUNDAY �:57 SUNSET 5:35 Lethbridge ....... 70 34 .. Medicine Hat..... 73 26 .. Edmonton....... 66 24 .. Pincher Creek .. . 64 39 .. Calgary......... 69 29 .. Peace River..... 55 32 .. Rocky Mtn. House 67 26 .. Penticton........ 62 29 .. Prince Rupert .. ..47 43 .23 Vancouver ....... 55 37 .. Prince Albert .... 66 37 .. Saskatoon ........ 69 24 � Moose Jaw ....... 66 29 .. North Bay....... 37 24 .. Regina.......... 63 22 ... .. Winnipeg........ 63 30 .. Toronto.......... 45 26 .. Ottawa .......... 44 30 .. Montreal........ 46 34 Fredericton ...... 53 33 .67 .73 .69 Charlottetown .. ..72 45 Halifax......... 65 48 Chicago......... 49 42 .. Los Angeles ...... 74 61 Miami.......... 89 67 .92 Las Vegas....... 75 47 .. FORECASTS LETHBIRDGE - Today: mainly sunny. Strong west winds In southern foothills. Sunday: mainly sunny and a little warmer. Gusty south winds. Lows near 35, highs 70-75. Medicine Hat - Today: mainly sunny. Sunday: mainly sunny and a little warmer. Winds S15 and gusty. Lows 25-30, highs 70-75. Kootenay, Columbia - Sunny today. Sunday: sunny becoming cloudy by noon. Rain in the afternoon and evening. Highs today and Sunday in the mid-50s; lows tonight near 30. Students Beef About Dance Controls EDMONTON (CP) - About 200 students at Bonnie Doon Composite High School walked out of class Friday to protest restrictions on school dances. In a brief discussion with principal J. M. Craig on the front lawn, student spokesmen complained that teachers will not supervise dances unless attendance is limited to 700. Teachers said the restriction was necessary because of limited space. Student leaders said they would rather have no dances at all than restricted dances. The school's 1,500 other pupils stayed in class. WILL HOLD DINNER WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Nixon will give a dinner in honor of Lord Mountbat-ten Nov. 5, the White House announced bare. 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 AMA All highways in the Leth-1 not yet required bridge district are bare and dry and in good driving condition. Snow tires or chains are in mountain 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 B 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. ;