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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta a THI IFTHBRIDOI NERAID W.dneiday, Oclobir IT, 1970 Nation Pays Last Tribute To Laporte MONTREAL (CP) Soldiers In silhouette against a clear-au- tumn sky symbolized Quebec's torment when kidnap victim Pierre Laporte was borne to his last resting place Tuesday. Paratroops, standing atop high buildings, guarded Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada, Premier Robert Bourassa of Quebec, and a host of other dignitaries attending the funeral of the Quebec cabi- net minister whose body was found early Siuiday. As Canada honored the labor minister and reform politician, police continued efforts to save British envoy James Richard Cross, kidnapped five days be- fore Mr. Laporte but said in letters found Sunday to be still alive. Front de Liberation du Bitterness Breaks Out In Debate OTTAWA broke the throne speech debate in the Commons Tuesday when a Liberal MP accused New Demo- crat members of condoning ter- rorist violence by (he-Front de Liberation du Quebec. Jean Roy brought a raging Harold Winch East) to Ms feet .in the debate when he claimed that 16 New Democrats who voted Monday in opposition to the government's proclama- tion of the War Measures Act were, in effect, extending "their support to the murderers." Mr. Winch, who himself had split With his party to vote with the government, demanded that Mr. Roy withdraw Ms state- ments immediately. "That is a shameful state- Mr. Winch shouted. "It should be withdrawn immedi- ately." Quebec terrorists boasted In contemptuous terms Saturday night that Mr. Laporte, 49, had been "executed" seven days to the minute after being kid- napped from outside his subur- ban St. Lambert home. The FLQ, revolutionaries seeking among other things the violent separation of Quebec from the Canadian Confedera- tion, reiterated demands that authorities free 23 "political prisoners" in exchange for the life of Mr. Cross, who also is 49. Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Bour- assa, in an unexpected gesture, visited Barbara, wife of Mr. Cross, at her home following the Laporte funeral and before the prime minister returned by heli- copter to Ottawa. Leaders of all federal and Quebec political parties', a half- dozen federal cabinet ministers, some 100 federal MPs and sena- tors, virtually all members of the Quebec national assembly and civic leaders paid their re- spects, i Several thousand persons squeezed IMeep behind barri- cades on streets leading to and surrounding historic Place d'Armes where stately Notre Dame is situatedj.its twin grey towers dedicated, to Temper- ance and Perseverance. Soldiers with automatic weap- ons at the ready faced the crowds while marks men watched from strategic rooftops for blocks of the church towers, in fact, provid- ing a vantage point. The scene in Place d'Armes varied from .an almost complete hush as the hearse arrived to bursts of furious activity and noise as m o t o r c y c 1 e blasts bounced off skyscrapers and other financial buildings in the area. Only members of the official party attended the burial cere- mony at Cote des Neiges ceme- tery a couple of miles away on the slopes of Mount Royal. Mayor Jean Drapeau, a close friend of Mr. Laporte, was one of the last to leave. SECURITY .ON ROOF Soldiers patrol the tops of minister, was kidnapped from his home Oct. 10 and killed buildings as security precautions during funeral of Pierre last Saturday when ransom demand] by Front de Libera- Laporte in Montreal Tuesday. Mr. Laporte, Quebec labor tion du Quebec were not met. Families Unable To Contact Arrested Persons Complaints Made In Quebec Arrests MONTREAL (CP) Some family members and relatives complained Tuesday they have not been able to contact persons arrested under broad emer- gency provisions of the War Measures Act, proclaimed last Friday. "It's frustrating, something like living under wartime condi- said the mother of Rob- ert Lemieux, who acted for a V Of A Students Protest WMA Use EDMONTON (CP) About 30 students from the University of Alberta marched two miles from their campus to a federal government building Tuesday SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS WILKINSON RAZOR BLADES Reg. 75c pkg. 2 C-2 TABLETS For fast headache relief j, Reg. 1.39 .SPECIAL 99' NIVEA CREAM IS-oi. jar Regular 3.95 4.99 SPECIAL STRIPSOL Sore throat lozenges 88s ,25 SPECIAL 1 TRIED 'W TRUE by MAX FACTOR SHAMPOO-IN HAIR COLOR Regular SPECIAL 3 .50 TECHNIQUE by SHELTON SHAMPOO-IN HAIR COLOR Regular SPECIAL 99 THURSDAY SPECIAL KING SIZE On. of 200 CIGARETTES CASH ONLY REGULAR Ctn. of 200. Open 9 n.m. to 9 p.m. Open 'undayi and Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. SUPER SAVINGS AT