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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta WINDY FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY tS-60. VOL. LXIII No. 260 The Lethbtidge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Paris Papers Say French Get Bad Deal PARIS (AP) The French-speaking minority In rsnarla has been presented to newspaper readers in Franl L arTopp'ressed people driven to desperate measures to gain advantages. While editorial writers here have been unammous; in disapproving of the.kidnap-killing of Pierre La- 1S Quebec's labor minister, by the Front de Lib- Xn du Quebec, explanatory articles in the French Is describe the minority as people tied to France by history, language and culture but who play'a sec- ond-class role to the English-speaking majority. The French government has been silent during the latest upheaval in Quebec. President Georges Pompidou accepted the credentials of the dian ambassador Leo Cadieux, Saturday and the for- mal speeches were limited to the usual expressions of close relations. Former president Charles de Gaulle might not have let such an occasion pass. During an official visit to Canada in July, 1967, de Gaulle caught enough of the pro-French enthusiasm generated by his visit to cry "Vive Quebec libre Long live free Quebec-from the balcony of the Mon- treal city hall. De Gaulle Went Home When government officials in Ottawa coldly term- ed de Gaulle's remarks unacceptable to the Canadian government, de Gaulle haughtily returned to Paris without visiting Ottawa. It was not until de Gaulle, left office that relations between Ottawa and Paris started thawing. In the meantime a Quebec delega- tion in Paris was treated with practically all the status of an embassy. The Gaullist newspaper La Nation m an eai- torial Monday, linked the Quebec separatists with Palesttaiaiis, the Roman Catholics in Ulster, and some South American organizations. "The leaders of the nations the edi- torial said, finally examine the depths which render understandable, if not excusable, methods, no doubt barbarous, but which are often the ultimate re- course of desperate men who have been exasperated when they have not been outraged." The newspaper Le Monde, which devoted more than four tabloid pages to Canadian events, said in a front-page editorial titled "From ?xasperation to Every act, including the most repug- nant possesses certainly not its. justification but its explanation. For too long, passipns have obscured the analyses and thus delayed the search for a solu- tion In re-launching the Quebec economy, in reforming the structures, provincial and federal offi- cials have recognized the validity of certain com- plaints It is not enough to chase the assassins, the evil must be attacked at the root. But isnt it al- ready very Don't Want Secession The newspaper France-Soir, in an article titled "Two Centuries of Incomprehension" explaining the federal-provincial relationship, said the French-speak- ing minority "has the sentiment that its national per- sonality is persecuted, without most of them for the present, wanting secession." Another article in France-Sou- spoke of the in- ability of police to find the kidnappers and concluded "the only explanation for this impunity is that great sections the French-Canadian population, while cer- tainly disapproving the violence of the FLQ, feel them- selves sympathetic to its objective: the independence of Quebec." Zambia Boss Put Off KENNETH KAUNDA Rites 343 Persons Held In Que. MONTREAL (CP) The tightest security ring ever seen in Montreal began to close around historic Notre Dame church today hours before the funeral of slain Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte. Squads of police and even paratroopers began to assemble near the square opposite the 141-y e a r -o I d Roman Catholic church, scene of many funerals of prominent Montrealers. Headed by Prime Minister Trudeau, hundreds of members of Canada's Parliament, the Quebec national assembly and city council were expected at the church for the 4 p.m. EOT service. Although Mrs. Laporte had re- quested that the final tribute to her 49-year-old husband be a private one, the presence of so many Canadian leaders gave it the aspect of a state funeral. POSSIBLE FLQ TARGETS Many were possible targets for the revolutionary-terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec which last week murdered Mr. Laporte and also carried out the still-unsolved abduction of Brit- ish envoy James (Jasper) Cross. Since Mr. Laporte's body was placed in the Palais de Justice to lie in state Sunday night, po- lice have searched the thou- sands who had come to view the remains. Newspaper pictures have shown police frisking well- dressed and respectable citizens for possible concealed weapons. Tuesday morning police placed steel barricades along Notre Dame Street from Place Victoria, four blocks west of. the church, to City Hall, five blocks to the.east. Machine-gun-armed para- troopers from Edmonton were seen on the streets in threes and fours and some could be, seen observing Place d'Armes square from the roofs of sur- rounding high buildings. UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) Visiting President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, who exchanged angry words with British Prime Minister Edward Heath during the weekend, also found himself at odds with President Nixon today. Kaunda was reported infuriated when Nixon decided at the last moment to call off a meeting with Kaunda and the five-nation delegation he heads from the Or- ganization of African Unity. The Zambian leader, said to have considered the rebuff a discourtesy to Africa, was reported by sev- eral different sources to have told an African delega- tion meeting Monday night that Nixon "did not want to see our ugly faces." Nixon left Washington Monday to campaign for Republican candidates in next month's mid-term con- gressional elections. State Secretary William Rogers was attempting to- day to arrange for a meeting between Nixon and Iho African representatives in the short time before their departure for Paris. The delegation is louring Western capitals to relay their opposition to the sales of arms to South Africa. Kaunda told a news conference the mission's iti- nerary was completed several weeks ago. "Then, at the last moment, we were told that Presi- dent Nixon could not meet us on Oct. 20 hut could meet us at a.m. on the 19th." Kaunda said. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN TJOTVERSITY STUDENT newspaper editor Barry Poffenroth mystified by re- ports he received from East- ern Canada claiming mis- takenly that he was being held incommunicado by Lethbridge police as an FLQ sympathizer Pat and Elna Burke making plans for their 50th anniversary while celebrating their 25th Betty Spackman being kid- ded by friends that it was her head, and not her glasses, which was crooked. Devlin Release Set For Friday BELFAST (Reuter) Ber- nadette Devlin, fiery member of the British Parliament, is ex- pected to be released Friday from Armagh prison, Northern Ireland, with her term short- ened two months for good be- havior. MONTREAL (CP) Quebec Provincial Police said today that 343 persons are being held in custody after four days of a province-wide crackdown on individuals suspected of being connected with the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec. A QPP spokesman said 381 had been picked up in raids across the of 9 a.m. today, but 38 were released after ques- tioning. NO CHARGES LAID No charges have been laid. The spokesman described Monday as a "rather quiet" day after the stepped-up raids which followed the discovery of the body of Pierre Laporte, the kid- napped Quebec labor minister early Sunday. A total of raids have been carried out since the fed- eral government invoked the War Measures Act early Fri- day. Police arrested 203 persons in Montreal and released 17 of them. Other suspects were picked up in Quebec City, Hull, Chicou- timi, Sherbrooke, St. Johns, Jo- liette, Trois-Rivieres, Kiviere da Loup and Rouyn. AEKESTS SPREAD Arrests under the act, mean- while, spread to Toronto, where three men were detained and later released. Police in Guelph, Ont, con- fiscated printing mats Mon- day for a special single-sheet issue of the University of Guelph paper, the Ontarian. Police said the FLQ manifesto was to have been printed on one side and an editorial about the War Measures Act on the: other. The University of Lethbridge student newspaper said i t would distribute previously- withheld copies of last jThurs- day's edition which contained a summary of the aims of the Front de Liberation du Quebec. About 200 of the copies had been distributed before the is- sue was withdrawn to await legal advice. Toronto police said they seized copies of a leftist publi- cation from two persons on the street. The paper, People's Ca- nadian Daily News, carried a headline: "The Quebec Peo- ple's Unarmed Struggle Will Become Armed." The massive arrests created alarm in some quarters. The Canadian Council of Churches said independent observers should be given access to per- sons held in jail under the act to ensure they are getting jus- tice. SOCIALISTS OBJECT At Edmonton the League for Socialist Action and the Ed- monton Young Socialists pledged to redouble their ef- forts for an independent and so- cialist Quebec. In a joint state- ment they said that seizures of huge quantities of literature and political pamphlets "con- firm that your ideas are your crimes in Quebec today." 'O.K. We'll try self- immolation. Who'll le Autopsy Report Ready HOW DO YOU FRISK A IADY? Young lady grins at Quebec Provincial Polica Constable as she holds open her coat during search before entering court house in Mon- treal Monday afternoon. Everyone entering to pay respects to Pierre Laporte lying in state in the court house is being searched. Laparte was kidnapped from his home Oct. 10 and was shot to death Saturday when ransom demands by the Front de L.beration du Quebec were not met.__________________________________________________ t Trudeau Ponders Report Ou Police And Soldiers MONTREAL (CP) Coroner Laurin Lapointe said today re- sults of an autopsy performed on the body of Pierre Laporte will be made public Wednesday morning. Mr. Laporte, murdered by terrorists Saturday after being held captive for a week, is to be buried later today. The coroner's report was ex- pected to fix the actual cause of death and probably the approxi- mate time the labor minister died. Since his body was found early Sunday in the trunk of a car in a southern suburb of Montreal, various reports, all not have circulated about the cause of death. One was that he was shot in the head, another that he was shot in the heart anil still others said he had been beaten, slashed and even strangled. A communique from the revo- lutionary Front de Liberation du. Quebec, responsible for Mr. La- porte's death and the still-un- solved kidnapping of British envoy James (Jasper) Cross, said the tune of death was, p.m. Saturday, a week to the minute after he was abducted from his home in nearby St. Lambert. TWA Struck WASHINGTON (AP) Stew- ardesses and pursers went on strike against Trans World Air- lines today in a contract dis- pute. Gerliart Attends Laporte Rites EDMONTON (CP) Attor- ney-General Edgar Gerhart will represent Alberta today at the funeral of Pierre Laporte, Quebec's labor minister killed Saturday by revolutionary kid- nappers. OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau told the Commons today ha will seriously consider making a full statement on ac- tivities of the police and armed forces under the recently-pro- claimed War Measures Act. Replying to questions by Op- position Leader Robert Stan- field, the prime minister said he will "gladly consider" a state- ment outlining procedures being followed in the search for the kidnappers and assassins of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte. The kidnappers, members of the outlawed Front de Libera- tion du Quebec, are still holding British trade commissioner James Cross. Mr. Trudeau told Martial As- selin he will bring to the attention of the Quebec government complaints that many people in Quebec are being questioned in the presence of children. Replying to questions by Wal- lace Nesbitt Mr. Trudeau said there is no evi- dence that any foreign embassy had connections with the FLQ. GIVEN SWEEPING POWERS David Lewis (N D P o r k South) asked whether the gov- ernment plans any further regu- lations under the War Measures Act, proclaimed last Friday to give the authorities sweeping powers in their search for the terrorist kidnappers. Mr. Trudeau said there are no plans for further regulations but ii these became necessary the Commons would be informed immediately. Credit is te Leader Real Caouette said he appreciates the security measures given to po- litical leaders by the govern- ment but he asked that French- speaking politicians be given French-speaking guards. Mr. Caouette said the armed forces personnel who escorted him to Parliament Hill from his nearby Que., residence early today spoke only English. "My wife speaks only French." Defence Minister Donald S. Macdonald said the government is taking measures to overcome this problem but there is a shor- tage of French-speaking armed forces personnel in Ottawa be- cause of the large numbers sta- tioned in Montreal. Two Montreal Kidnapping Suspects Taunt Judge MONTREAL (CP) The trials of two men charged with conspiracy to kidnap the United States consul in Montreal and other terrorist activities were postponed Monday after the.two taunted the judge. Andre Roy, 23, and Francois Lanctot, 21, had their trials postponed until the fall assizes. Trial dates will be set at their next court appearances Nov. 2. On entering the court Mon- day, Hoy greeted Mr. Justice Claude Bisson with: "Heil, Fuehrer Trudeau." Lanctot asked: "How are the Fascists They were quickly returned to their cells after the postpone- ment. Claude Morency, 19, arrested with Roy and Lanctot last June, made a short appearance in court Monday. His trial on 19 separate counts, including the plot to kidnap the U.S. official, Harrison Burgess, was ad- journed until Monday at the re- quest of the prosecutor. ARE AMONG 23 Morency, Lanctot and Roy ars among the 23 so-called "po- litical prisoners" whose release has been demanded by the now-outlawed terrorist Front de Liberation du .Quebec, kidnap- pers of James (Jasper) Cross and Pierre Laporte. Laporte On Hunger Strike? Turmoil International Disease KANSAS CITY (CP-AP) President Nixon is fasliioning the taunts and jeers of youthful hecklers into part of his politi- cal weaponry as he campaigns for Republicans battling to take over key Democratic seats in the U.S. Senate. Nixon also told reporters that the lawlessness that caused the death of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte is symptomatic of an "international disease" and "we have got to stand against that." He said he had telephoned Prime Minister Tru. dean to express his shock at the killing ,of Laporte and extend his sympathy. Shouting knots of protesters have provided a backdrop for the Nixon, law-and-ordcr mes- sage at every stop so far on his six-state campaign swing, and the presidsnt is telling voters to retort with Republican ballots in the Nov. 3 elections. "I say don't answer in Nixon declared in Columbus, Ohio. "You don't have to shout four-letter obscenities On Nov. 3 in the quiet of the polling booth consider the candidates, consider their record the year around-and if the candidate has given encouragement to, has condoned lawlessness and viol- ence and permissiveness, then you know what to do." Shortly after, he told report- ers: "The thing we have to bear in mind is that what happened in issue there hap- pens to be liberation for Quebec Troops Flown To Montreal WINNIPEG (CP) Addi- tional support troops have been flown to Montreal from the Ca- nadian Forces Base at Rivers, Man. an armed forces man said today. "Certain clemenls of the 3rd Regiment of tile Royal Cana- dian Horse Artillery were flown out this morning from the spokesman said. The troops, under command of Lt.-Col. C. R. Simonds, were stationed at Camp Shilo near Brandon and arc attached to tlV! No. 1 Combat Group of Cal- gary. not limited to Canada. "It is an international disease disease, if you have a cause, you use any means to bring about that cause, to ac- complish it, and that tire cause justifies the means. That is the principle that we must stand against We have got to stand against that in the whole world community, whether it is hi Canada, the United States, or anything tfse. That involves hi- jackers, it involves demonstra- tors and everybody else. "If it is peaceful, nobody can complain. But if they en- gage in violence then we should all stand firmly against it and no cause justifies violence if the system provides, as ours does, the rights to change it peace- fully, and as Canada's MONTREAL (CP) The Star says it has learned that Labor Minister Pierre Laporte, murdered by revolutionary kid- nappers Saturday night, may have been on a hunger strike before his death. Authorities have temporarily withheld the report of an au- topsy on Mr. Laporte's body, but the newspaper says the ex- amination showed there was no food in the 40-year-old minis- ter's stomach. The newspaper says the fact Mr. Laporte may have been on a hunger strike was indicated in a recent communique of the Front de Liberation du Quebec, contents of which have not yet been disclosed. When police early Monday entered the hideout apparently used by the FLQ Chenier cell which abducted Mr. Laporte, they not only found chicken bones but also eight cartons of barbecued chicken virtually un- touched. The autopsy report was turned over to Justics Minister Jerome Choquette. UNITED APPEAL Countdown To Go ;