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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 45-50 The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 262 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES Linked With Spy Ring JENNIFER MILES JOHANNESBURG (AP) A 26-year-old South African blonde was in hiding today following press re- ports that she spied for Cuba while working at the South African embassy in Washington. Other press re- ports linked her with Canadian terrorists. Johannesburg newspapers said the woman, Jen- nifer Miles had connections with the two Cuban diplo- mats at the United Nations who were recently kick- ed out of the United States for spying. The London Daily Express said she is also sus- pected of having connections with the Canadian ter- rorists who kidnapped and murdered Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte and are holding British diplo- mat James Cross. The Daily Express said Miss Miles was named by Canadian officials who believe she may be able to help make contact with the Canadian terrorists still hold- ing Cross. "It is said a Daily Express story from Washington, "that the FBI has the names of more than 100 men dated by Miss Miles while she work- ed for the Cuban spy organization. The names in- clude those of many junior U.S. officials and diplo- mats at several embassies in Washington." Worked At Embassy Miss Miles worked at the South African embassy from April 1969, month when she came to Johannesburg and went to work as a secretary at a carpet concern. She quit her job Tuesday and moved out of her Johannesburg apartment Wednesday. Her last employer said he had "no idea" what had hap- pened to her. i The newspaper Die Transvaler said it had traced her but that she. was non-committal about the reports and asked: "Why dnn't: i sneak to Gen. Hc.nr'jjft van den Van den Bergh, head of the state security bureau, would say only that "Miss Miles is known to the bureau." Local newspapers said the young woman, who was born in Kimberley, the diamond centre, spent more .than a year in Canada studying an underground net- work that ferries Canadian extremists and members of the Black Power movement to Cuba for training. While vacationing in Cuba in December, 1967, they said, she was recruited to spy for the Cuban direc- torate of intelligence. Tne papers said she went to work in 1969 as poli- tical secretary for the first secretary of the South African embassy in Washington. But in Pretoria, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said she was ap- pointed locally in Washington for a non-diplomatic job. Cubans Expelled The U.S. state department announced Oct. 9 that two Cuban diplomats at the United Nations were be- ing expelled for recruiting a "quite attractive and per- sonable" employee of a Washington embassy to gather intelligence information. The State department did not name the girl or identify the embassy, but Washington correspondents of tire South African sources said the girl was Miss Miles and her code name was Mary. The newspaper reports said Miss Miles broke down when confronted by FBI agents last month and made a long statement giving them information about the Cuban spy network and underground routes to Havana. The reports also said she led FBI agents to a meeting she had in a Long Island bar with Rogelio Rodriguez Lopez, counsellor at Cuba's UN mision and one of the two Cubans later expelled. In Washington the FBI said it had "no comment to make" on the reports. Wears Wig., Fal.se Moustache Trying To Sell Stolen Art NEW YORK (AP) The FBI says the vice- president of the Denver Art Museum board of trus- tees wore a wig and false moustache when he came here and attempted to sell two paintings that some- one had stolen from the art collection of a friend. Willian Van Voast Warren, the museum official, was not charged with the theft of the paintings but with interstate transportaion of stolen property, the FBI said. Agenls said Warren 38, attempted to sell Les Colletcs, a Renoir oil, and Tahitian Lady, a char- coal drawing by Gauguin, to an unidentified art gal- lory. Tile two works were valued at by the FBI. But the gallery owner recognized the work as among those taken in a art theft from leetor Montgomery Ritchie of Larkspur, Colo. T h c other works were receovercd in Denver. Marchand Says Some Publish, Some Don't Wrong Word Used In Attack OTTAWA (CP) Jean Marc- hand, regional economic expan- sion minister, after heavy bom- bardment in the Commons today for describing a Montreal political group as a "front" for the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec, admitted he should not have used that word. But the minister made no other retreat from a statement he made outside the Commons about the Front d'Action Poli- tique, called FRAP, which is' running candidates in the Mont- real municipal election next Monday. Under opposition criticism thrt his statement amounted to a political smear, Mr. Marc- hand said he was not interfering in the Montreal civic election. In reply to questions by David MacDonald he said he had used the word "front" incorrectly and should have used a French word in- stead. Outside the Commons, Mr. Marchand told reporters he was "probably mistaken" in Ms de- scription of FRAP, He said he did not understand clearly .the meaning in English of He would not have used this description in French but would have used the French words "caution morale." He had intended in the radio statement to make the point that FRAP has in certain ways taken a moral position that ap- peared to lend respectability to the FLQ. Also outside the House, Mr. Stanfield said Mr. Marchand's statement would greatly confuse the Montreal election'issues. Mr. Diefenbaker told.report ers :he had never noticed Mr. Marchand experiencing diffi- culty bespeaking English in the Commons. .deputy JX'ew.. Deriiocrat leader, accused Marchand of. "smearing a good many innocent people" with his statement outside the.House. Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield inter- jected. As soon as the Commons met, the Opposition jumped on Mr. Marchand's statement Wednes- day to a New Westminster, B.C., radio station that the and innuendo going around. Mr. Trudeau made no reply. Mr. Trudeau told Mr. Lewis, however, that the government did not approve M.R Marc- hand's statement before it was made. Student Newspaper Rumpus Continues Order Cadets To Turn In All Weapons OTTAWA (CP) Orders have been issued to all air, army and sea cadets to turn in immediately all supplies, arms and ammunition, it was learned Thursday. A defence department spokes- man said the order was neces- sary for "obvious security pre- cautions" during the terrorist crisis. Arms supplied to the cadets are mostly light weapons. They must be turned in to the nearest regular forces base. IAST LOOK With hats in their hands, two smart children accompanied by their mother stop to look ot the taporte family burial sits in Montreal's Cote des Neiges 'cemetery Wednesday. Pierre risier, was buried after he was" killed by Front de Lib- eralion du Quebec terrorists who kidnapped him from his home Oct. 10. Rodents Starve To Death On 'Enriched' Products HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) Commercial "enriched" bread is so low in nutrients that not even a rat can live on it; says a scientist who reported he starved rodents to death fay stuffing them with bread. Dr. Roger J. Williams, a University of Texas nutrition expert, said yesterday he ex- perimentally fed 64 laboratory rats on nothing but bread called "enriched" by com1 mercial bakeries. Within 90 days, he 40 of the ro- dents had died of malnutri- tion. The survivors "were se- verely he said. Sixty-four other rats, Wft- JEAN MARCHAND In Hot Water Front d'Action Politique which is opposing Mayor Jean Drap- eau in Montreal's-civic election Monday is a front for the FLQ. Prime Minister Tnideau in- voked the. War Measures Act last Friday partly at the request of Mayor Drapeau who said there was an "apprehended in- surrection" in Montreal. David MacDonald mont) today asked Mr. Trudeau to make a complete statement giving reasons for proclamation of the act in view of the smears Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN ALLIED Arts Council sec- retary Carol Watkinson literally falling through her TV set when she was watch- ing the Contemporary Dancers, due at the Yates next week, dancing in mid- field at Empire Stadium in Vancouver Lornuiic Pcrsley happy after bowling a 345 Lo Siray mistaken- ly donating a dozen dress shirts to a local organization when they should have been delivered to the laundry in- stead. liams told the National Acad- emy of Science, were fed the same bread after it first .had been supplemented in accord- ance with more up-to-date nu- tritional knowledge. Small amounts of minerals, vitam- ins and an amino acid called Ij'sine, he said, were added to the bread, but "no attempt was made to make the bread the best possible." All but.three of the rats eat- ing the supplemented bread were "alive and growing" ?t the end of 90 days. Williams said: "Enriched products, whether they be bread, bakery goods or cereal breakfast foods, are nutrition- ally far below what scientific advance should demand. Fur- thermore, the same disregard of nutritional value is carried over to the production of many other foods." Front Pair Freed MONTREAL (CP) Two candidates for the Front d'Action Politique (FRAP) in the Oct. 25 civic elections .ar- rested Friday under the War Measures among 48. persons released today by po- lice, a party spokesman said. The spokesman said Dr. 'Henri Bellemare, 39, chief in- ternist at Cartierville Sacred Heart Hospital, and Jean Roy, a printer, were held incommuni- cado during their detention. "We've seen both men and they are tired but the spokesman added. FRAP is running 32 candi- dates against Mayor Jean Dra- peau's civic party, which cur- rently holds 45 of the 52 city council seats. More than 300 persons have been arrested in the province since the proclamation of the War Measures Act in Ottawa last Friday. Provincial police released 48 persons 'today but did not dis- close any names. Justice Minister Jerome Cho- quette said in a statement Wednesday that police will be releasing as soon as possible, "those persons against whom no crime or infraction of the act can be proven." The War Measures Act, in- voked to help police in their hunt for members of the terror- ist Front de Liberation du Quebec, permits the detention of suspects for up to 21 days be- fore charges must be laid. Talking Fetus Story Hoax JAKARTA (AP) A womah who claimed to be 18 months pregnant with a fetus that could recite the Koran aloud perpetrated a hoax on President Suharto, his wife and other Indonesian leaders, informed sources said today. A team of medical experts examined Mrs. Tjut Zahara, 22, at Jakarta's central hospi- atl Wednesday and found she had been feigning pregnancy by distending her stomach muscles, the informants said. However, the doctors found indications she may have given birth sometime re- cently. After the examination, Mrs. Zahara was taken to a secret location for psychiatric exam- ination, the sources said. Anglican-United Union Favored TORONTO (CP) Union of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Can- ada is favored by a majority of members of both denomina- tions, an u n o f f i c i a I survey shows. But Tile Observer, organ of the United Church, says: "The concerns of a sizable proportion of Anglicans who have ex- pressed a reluctance could post- pone an early marriage." Ninety-one per cent of United Church members and 61 per cent of Anglicans who replied to a questionnaire published in The Observer and in The Canadian Churchman, the Anglican news- paper, said they would accept church union. Results of the poll were an- nounced today at a news confer- ence at' which it was empha- sized that the countrywide sur- vey was unofficial and not au- thorized by officials working to- ward church union. REPLY The Observer received replies, The Canadian Church- man Membership of the Anglican Church as listed in the Canadian Almanac, based upon the 1961 census, is that of the United Church, The United Church was formed in 1925 of the Methodist Church, the Congregationalism and part of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Negotiations for union of the United Church and the Anglican Church have been under way for nearly 30 years. The Cliristian Church (Disciples of a partici- pant in the negotiations, did not take part in the poll. Progress in negotiations has been slow. The General Com- mission on union, meeting in Halifax in April, 1969, sent buck to committee for further study a report on the. proposed structure and constitution of a single clnu'ch. The poll, described as the first lest of lay opinion in cither church, showed: per cent of the United Church and 29 per cent of the Anglicans are eager for union; per cent of the United Church membership and 31 per cent of the Anglicans threaten to leave the church rather than amalgamate; Church clergy lag behind the laity in their enthusi- asm for union. Anglican clergy are less in favor of, union than most of then- people, but more in favor than young Anglicans; of United Church people age 30 and under were scon as eager for union but 45 per cent of Anglicans 30 and under said they would leave tho church first. Blood Run By THE CANADIAN PRESS Uncertainty over interpretation of the War Measures Act .has led to the supression of two student newspapers publishing material favorable to the outlawed Front de Liberation du Quebec while other papers printing sim- ilar material have been undisturbed. Students distri- buted copies of one of the banned papers Tuesday des- pite warnings of possible prosecution. LETHBRIDGE SITUATION The act, proclaimed last Fri- day, is a federal measure but the provinces are responsible for enforcing it. Provincial authorities were not directly involved in suppres- sion of the two papers and most attorneys-general were hesitant to comment on the effect of the emergency legislation on news- papers. Staff members of the Melior- ist, student publication of the University of Lethbridge, Alta., handed out copies of its Oct. 15 edition despite an order by Dr. Owen Holmes, dean of arts and science, barring its dis- tribution. The issue .contained an FLQ manifesto. Earlier, the students had been told by Insp. R. D. Michelson of the Lethbridge police force that action would be taken against them under the act if the paper was distributed. GUELPH PAPER SEIZED A single-sheet special edition of Ths Ontarion, University of Guelph student newspaper, was seized last Friday after the printer questioned local police as to its legality. The police turned the printing mats over to the RCMP at Kitchener. Susan Reisler .said distribu- tion of the student paper at Dal- housie in Halifax was banned but a spokesman for the news- paper said later it would appear on schedule today although there had been some difficulty with the printers. Miss Reisler also said the McGill -Daily in Montreal was warned, after printing an edi- torial denouncing the emer- gency legislation, not to carry similar editorials in the future. She did not say who issued the warning. Attorney-General Edgar Ger- hart of Alberta and Newfound- land Justice Minister L. R. Cur- tis were the only provincial au- thorities who indicated in gen- eral terms that action might be taken against newspapers under the act. Mr. Gerhart said any news- paper expressing support, issu- ing propaganda, "creating dis- sension" or causing a disturb- ance on behalf of the FLQ would be liable to prosecution. PRINTED MANIFESTO The Carillon and The Sheaf, newspapers at the University of Saskatchewan's Saskatoon and Regina campuses, were two of several college papers which printed the manifesto a few hours after proclamation of the set. Attorney-General D. V. Heald said no action would be taken against them. A spokesman for the Mani- toba attorney-general's depart- ment said he did not consider that the _act was intended to sti- fle dissent. He said publications are not being scrutinized for possible violations but that com- plaints would be considered on their merits. MONTREAL (CP) Mayor Jean Drapeau said today that "blood would run in the streets" if a socialist-leaning municipal party were to win Sunday's civic election. He made in ref- erence to the Front d'Action Po- litique which is run- ning 31 candidates for 46 vacant city council seals against the mayor's Civic Party. Speaking in an interview on radio station CFOX, Mayor Drapeau said it is "a published fact" that FRAP invited voters to go and hear two avowed bers of the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec, Pierre Vallieres and Charles Gagnon, at a public rally last week. The mayor said FRAP "can- not deny its sympathy for the FLQ" when it invited to its rally such persons as Vallieres, Gagnon and labor leader Michel men who admit they are advocating and spreading revolution." Man Killed On Highway Howard John Big Weasel, 22, of the Peigan Indian Reserve was killed Wednesday when he was struck by a car on High- way 3 near Pincher Creek. RCMP said Big Weasel Was walking on the highway when he was hit by a westbound car driven by Allan Marshall Nel- son of Calgary, one mile east of Pincher Station. Coroner F. S. Radford said no inquest would be called. Officer Wounded In Attack SANTIAGO (AP) Unidenti- fied a ssail a n ts .shot and wounded Gen. Rene Schneider, Chile's arrny commander, today. A defence ministry commu- nique said three bullets struck Schneider, who was taken to a military hospital for surgery. Doctors said Ins condition was serious. Tries To Enter Mother-In-Laiv In Dog Show HAMILTON, N.Z. (Ren- ter) A man has tried to enter his mother-in-law in the royal dog show here, in the hounds section for the best bitch. But (lie organiz- ers are doubtful whether the entry is valid. The sender failed to give the breeding and did not enclose the entry fee. UNITED APPEAL Countdown To Go ;