Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THt LETHBKIDOt HMAID Monday October 1970-------------------------------------------------- British Papers Support Trudeau Kidnap Action By CY FOX LONDON (CP) Most of Britain's national newspapers today express support for Prime Minister Trudeau's handling of the kidnapping crisis in Quebec despite the terrorist murder of one of the abduction victims, Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte. Criticism of Trudeau's per- formance came from the Com- munist Morning Star and the pro-Conservative Daily Sketch. But both these papers share the nationwide sense of shock in Britain at Laporte's murder. And The Sketch also echoes deep British concern for the life of kidnapped diplomat James (Jasper) Cross by asking in a splash front-page headline, "Must this man be the next to die hi The news from Canada won top place in the whole British press, just as it took priority in broadcast bulletins here, in France and through much of Europe. "The entire British nation shares the horror and revulsion that has engulfed the people of says an editorial in the mass-circulation Daily Mir- ror. The Mirror wishes "all strength to the Canadian gov- ernment" in its efforts to rescue Cross, a British envoy, from the fate met by Laporte. BRANDED AS THUGS The Financial Times brands the Front de Liberation du Quebec, which kidnapped both Laporte and Cross, "a gang of murderous thugs." "It now is the goi'- ernment of Canada has been most correct in its action over the past fortnight when it has been most says The Financial Times. The paper considers the FLQ's activities of more than Canadian significance. "They introduce into the West a virus that has hitherto been confined to the dictatorships of Latin America and the muddle of the Middle The Finan- cial Times editorial continues. The Morning Star, daily voice of the British Communist party, says hi its front-page editorial column that" "revolutionary and progressive movements re- pudiate acts of individual ter- ror, not only because they lead into a blind alley but because they usually play into the hands of the very forces against which 307 tin St. S. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD. Gary MartiK DlspmsVng Optician 327-7152 they are supposed to be di- rected." "But condemnation of the (Laporte) killing does not mean justification of Prime Minister Trudeau's decision to turn Can- ada into a virtual military and police dictatorship in order to deal with the the Morning Star adds. The Daily Sketch, terming the Canadian leader "an indecisive man who has tried to play it also criticizes his resort to what it calls martial law. This action by Trudeau "has antagonized French-speaking Canada, offended moderate opinion in his country and, maybe, helped to sign the death warrant of Pierre says The Sketch. The Times, in its main edi- torial, argues that the prime minister and his cabinet had "found themselves parleying with a budding insurrection." The Daily Telegraph joined in support of Trudeau's strong line, as does The Daily Mail. The Mail accused the murder- ers of a "horrible crime" against an innocent man and contends that the criminals "have made sure of a grimmer future for their own fellow French-Canadians." The Guardian terms the kill- ing of Laporte "a miserable, brutal but not unexpected act." Thousands File Past Coffin Of Pierre Laporte MONTREAL (CP) Long lines of citizens Sunday began filing past the coffin of Quebec's murdered labor minister, Pierre Laporte, lying, in state in the courthouse next to Montreal's city hall. The bells of Notre Dame Church, where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday tolled out across the area. Those who came to pay their last respects buttoned coats tight around themselves while waiting outside in 40-degree temperatures. Mr. Laporte, 49, was kid- napped from his suburban St. Lambert home Oct. 10 by the separatist-terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec and was killed Saturday. His body was found in the trunk of a car. Thousands gathered behind barricades Sunday evening be- fore they were allowed to move inside the courthouse past the half-open coffin, draped with the Quebec flag and flanked by an honor guard of four provincial policemen. Prime Minister Trudeau, Quebec Premier Robert Bour- assa and members of the pro- vincial and city governments had earlier paid their respects. Under tight police security, relatives and members of the Laporte family were first to be allowed into the courthouse. As mourners approached the massive, bronze doors of the courthouse they were frisked by police enforcing a no-camera rule. Inside, people from many walks of life shuffled past the coffin. Overhead, the rattle of police and military helicopters was heard. Above the line of mourners, the Canadian and Quebec flags flew at half-staff, snapping in the brisk wind which swept the courthouse roof. Narrow streets in the area were filled with curious onlook- ers, but the rest of the normal- ly-busy Montreal was unusually quiet. A decline in activity on main thoroughfares was noticed last Thursday after federal troops arrived in the city. It hit a low as news of Mr. Laporte's murder spread early Sunday through the city's night- clubs and restaurants. Rolland David, owner of the Lorelei Ballroom, said: "At Sunday morning I had 500 people in here. By there were 75 people left. Everyone wanted to get to TV sets and radios." A spokesman for the Bona- venture Hotel said some patrons in the cocktail lounge became angry and worried when they learned of the slaying. "The tourists in the dry seemed worried. Some of them are asking if it is safe to go out on the streets." Montrealers from Mayor Jean Drapeau down reacted with shock and often anger. MAOISTS KILL COP CALCUTTA Maoist revolutionaries 'known as Naxalites stabbed a policeman to death on a busy street of this West Benbal capital. WCUIRE'S men's UJEflR The Shape of Things to Come This tJislindlvely-styiedl, two- bullon check with wide lapels, urpressed waist and flalred slacks, by Society Brand A typical example of the wide choice now at McGuire'sl Anyone accustomed to the very finest in clothing will positively delight in our ex- citing fall collection. Every garment must meet our ex- acting standards of perfection. So why settle for less than the best, now at McGuire's we look forward to your visit, People Going Places .Shop men's UJEflR DOWNTOWN on FIFTH STREET SOUTH Security Tightened In Montreal Area MONTREAL (CP) Security iver Montreal and surrounding regions has been strengthened and expanded with Montred and provincial police, RCMP ard the Canadian Army using Mwers given them under the Var Measures Act. Police officials said Sunday security in and around the city s tighter than it has ever been >efore in Montreal's history. A total of 326 persons have been picked up across the prov- ince since in Mont- real, 13 in Snerbrooke, 19 i n Hull, 11 in Joliette three in Kouyn, 56 in Quebec, 13 in Chi- coutimi, 24 in Riniouski, one in Victoriaville, two in Drunanond- Ville, and one in Repentigny. Border checks have been set up with the RCMP in the Marl- times, Ontario Provincial Police' along the Ontario border and state police to New York, Ver- DEMONSTRATOR CLASH at left (upper photo) has just grabbed a sign from a woman during demonstrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Sunday. In lower photo the demonstrator (left) gets her ripped sign back from another woman (in white sweater and CandidateVrges Resignation Of Liberal Party President EDMONTON (CP) Robert Kussell, Liberal candidate in St. Albert in the next provincial election, called Sunday for the "immediate resignation" of provincial party president Peter .Petrasuk of Calgary. Mr. Russell's prepared state- ment was issued following a provincial executive meeting which Mr. Russell said "Mr. Petrasuk called on only three days notice so that attendance from rural Alberta would be Laporte Death Reaction EDMONTON There are indications forces and in- fluences from outside Canada have played a major part in the kidnap-killing of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte, Alberta's deputy premier said Sunday. A, 0. Aalborg, provincial treasurer, said the abductions of James Cross and Mr. La- porte were the "results of in- fluences we believe outside of Canada." He said it was Interesting that the offer of diplomatic im- munity to the abductors was to Cuba "which suggests cer- tainly some influence by Mao- ists through Cuba.' Mr. Aalborg said he. could see no English-Canadian back- lash toward Quebec because of the events. "The government of Quebec has adopted a responsible atti- 'Pass Boy Killed In 50-Foot Fall BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Jay Earl, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Earl of Blairmorc died in the Crows- nest Pass Hospital shortly after noon Saturday from in- juries he suffered in a fall at about a.m. that day. The boy had been playing with his friends in the Lyons Creek district on the south out- skirts of town when the mishap occurred'. The boys were swing- ing out in a semi-circle over a ravine on a rope attached to a large fir tree. The tree was growing out at right angles from the almost perpendicular mountain side. The lad fell about 50 feet. His friends summoned help from residents living in south Blair- more who took the youth to the Crowsnest Pass Hospital where died. He is survived by his par- ents; two brothers, Ricky and Joe; and two sisters, Debbie and Kim of Blairmore. Coroner I1'. S. Raclford said no inquest would be held. Funeral service will be held at Blair-more Tuesday, Oct. 20. I EXTRA INCOME in your 4paro time INCOME TAX COURSE loaches you to prepare in- Icome tax returns for for details write I CANADIAN SCHOOL OF TAX ACCOUNTING 6 Adelaide St. E., I Toronto, Cm. I tude and done everything ne- cessary to ensure every effort is made to deal with the tragic Mr. Aalborg said. Reaffirming Alberta's strong support of federal action, Mr. Aalborg said the killing of Mr. Laporte was a "cold-blooded criminal act that is a most re- grettable incident in Canada's history. In Calgary Mayor Rod Sykes Sunday night praised Prime Minister Trudeau for meeting "the challenge as he did" and condemned the FLQ as a "group of criminals.1 'Prime Minister Trudeau has faced the responsibility of his government squarely and has done what had to be the mayor said. He .was commenting on the War Measures Act invoked by Mr. Trudeau Friday, and the kidnap-killing of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte. The FLQ, Mr. Sykes said, is a toy group of criminals, a Jew hundred at most, whose intent is to destroy democratic gov- ernment, not replace or change it. The Alberta Provincial Lib- eral Party Association has sent a telegram to Prime Minister Trudeau supporting the govern- ment's action to control the FLQ, it was announced Sunday. Una Mclean Evans, the as- sociation vice-president, said a telegram also had been sent to the family of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte ex- pressing sympathy. Mrs. Evans, a city alderman, said the telegram expressed support for the government be- cause of the "grave, clear and present dangers to this nation." Canada-China Relations Hailed By N. Vietnam HONG KONG (AP) North Vietnam hailed today the estab- lishment of diplomatic relations between Communist China and Canada and said it is "a defeat for the U.S. imperialists." It demanded that the United States stop opposing attempts to have Communist China seated at the United Nations in place of Nationalist China. A commentary in the daily newspaper Nhan Dan, official organ of the North Vietnamese Communist party, said: "This is a new diplomatic victory for the People's Republic of China. .At Ihc same time, it is a victory for socialism and for the peace- ful and democratic forces in the world, a victory for l.rulh and purposely low to serve his own political ends." 'Out of the 30 persons in at- tendance only five were pro- vincial constituency presidents and only two were able to at- tend from rural saic Mr. Rusell. Mr. Russell said that the St Albert Constituency presided has asked the party executive to declare the meeting null am void and also has asked tha another meeting be called giv ing the required 14 days writ ten notice. A motion of the St. Alberl Constituency President Rot Woodcock, 24, calling for leadership convention 'no later than Jan. 30, 1971" was defeat ed by a two vote margin, the statement said. 'The calling of a leadershi] convention prior to the nex session of the provincial legis lature is says Mr. Rus sell. "If the Liberals are to present any platform for th next election and to play an ef fective role in provincial af fairs." Mr. Russell claimed the meeting called by Mr. Pet rasuk was dominated by law- yers, most of whom are, Mr Russell said, "primarily con cerned with political patron age." 'In fact, they spent more time arguing about the role o; the party bag man than they devoted to any other matter. "Without a leader, without a platform and without candi- dates the whole business aboul party patronage and bag men is irrelevant." Mr. Russell also criticize; the situation in Alberta 'whereby the federal party has such powerful control over pro- vincial affairs." Mr. Woodcock, arguing foi approval of his motion calling for a January leadership con vcntion, charged that the pro- vincial Liberal party has beer guilty of "gross inactivity' since the departure last Febru ary of former leader Jack Lowery who resigned in thi wake of criticism over talks he had conducted with the Socia Credit Party. Mr. Woodcock also chidet the national Liberal party fo its failure to grasp the essenct of the "new spirit of Canadian nationalism that is growing across the country." "Too many members of the Liberal party at both the fed eral and provincial levels ari just interested in patronagi and federal said Mr. Woodcock, "and theii sclfoish obstructionism is pro venting the party from bccom ing the socially responsive re form party that it could am should be." In Calgary, Mr. Petrasul said lie was "surprised." In an interview, he said i was sin-prising because the re quest for his resignation Was not made at the meeting bu later through the news media. Mr. Petrasuk said there was no merit in the remalc mail by Mr. Russell and a spccia meeting of the party executive will not hn called lo discuss Ilia matlrjr. Police Seize Copies Of Newspaper TORONTO (CP) City police seized copies of a left-wing daily newspaper Saturday but would not say if the seizure was made under the War Measurees Act, a lawyer for the paper said today. Clayton Ruby, a Toronto law- yer, said the papers seized.were :opies of a special edition of the People's Canadian Daily News dealing with the Quebec crisis. The paper, a publication of (He Communist party of Canada carried the headline: "The Quebec People's Unarmed Struggle Will Become Armed." About copies of the paper arc published for national distribution but most are handed out by volunteer distrib- utors in the Toronto area. Police also reported removing 30 pro-FLQ posters from build- ings, trees and-hydro poles in the city Sunday night. The posters, showing pictures of Prime Minister Trudeau, Quebec Premier Robert Bour- assa and Ontario Premier John Robarts asked whether the real terrorists were the "pig capital- ists" or "The FLQ who have kid- napped two agents of these pigs for the release of their com- rades and tried to advance the liberation struggle." mont and New Hampshire. Major roads leading out of me province were being watched M well as side roads. Customs and immigration ficers at points along the U.S. border were taking extra pre- c a u 11 o n s in handling south- bound travellers. Raids and searches by the anti-terrorist squad continued. Army patrols have been stepped up at the Montreal 10- lice headquarters, QPP head- quarters, RCMP offices, the Hy- dro-Quebec building, post off- ices and other buildings. Police and RCMP patrols also stopping cars at random throughout the city to check occupant s' identification. A spokesman said no arrests were made as a result of the spot- checks. Federal transport department officials have re-imposed re- strictions, on private aircraft around Montreal and have closed private airports at St. Hubert and Beloeil. Planes taking off without fil- ing flight plans were not al- lowed over downtown Montreal, tlte St. Hubert base or Montreal International Airport. Army aad police fly over the city almost con- stantly. Constable Is Killed In Crash EDMONTON (CP) Two men, one of thsm an RCMP of- ficer, were killed in the crash of a light airplane in a field just'north of the city. Allan Petryk, 30. and Con- stable Donald LaPore, 24, both of Edmonton, were killed in- stantly in the crash of their single-engined Cessna 140. Mr. Petryk, pilot of plane, was a pilot for Pacific Western Airline, while Constable La- Porte was attending the Uni- versity of Alberta. Arab Prince Dies PARIS (AP) The Jordanian embassy annourced Sunday the death of Prince Zeid el Hussein, great uncle of Jordan's King Hussein. He was 72 years old. Prince Zeid, born in Istanbul, was the son of Hussein Ben All, King of Hedjaz, a kingdom on the Arabian peninsula until 1916. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT cro ABOVE J0 ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET Lcthbridgc Pincher Creek Waterton (Approx) Medicine Hat Vermilion....... Edmonton....... Jasper.......... Banff........... Calgary......... Victoria......... 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