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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Ex-Chief Raps Practice Of Aldermen On Board CALGARY (CP) A former city police chief told a public inquiry Wednesday he believes it is wrong to have aldermen on the Calgary Police Commission because it involves "party poli- tics." Ken Mclvor, police chief be- tween 1964 and 1968, was testi- fying before Mr. Justice W. G. Morrow, heading the Inquiry of civic management during the i last 10 years. The inquiry which openec late in September with sevei days' of hearing, resumed Wee nesday with an investigation o political intcrfer e n c e in tin execution of police duties. "i t h i n k it is completelj wrong to have aldermen on the police Mr. Mclvo said. Canadian Students To Resume Sit-in PARIS group of about 70 Canadian students who planned to resume a sit-in at a student residence called off their plans Tuesday after a larger group of residents told them they would resist the ac- tion. The occupiers, who staged a three-day sit-in earlier to pro- test the Canadian government's application of the War Measures Act, dispersed after being told by a spokesman for 120 resi- dents of the Canadian students' residence that they would not allow another occupation. The first sit-in, which began Saturday, ended Monday night after French authorities threat- ened to evict the students with the help of Parisian police. Benoit Vaillancour, director of the students residence, said in an interview today the students gave in to French authorities Monday "saying that their free- dom was more important than their imprisonment to the Front de Liberation du Quebec cause." The sit-in was decided upon a a meeting last week of abou 200 Quebec students. Vaillancour said the numbei of students taking part ranged between 60 and 75 when the sit in was at its peak, and later dwindled to about 15. A total of about Canadi ans are studying in France. Wrestling Body Leader Chosen EDMONTON (CP) Alex Romaniuk, president of the Ca- nadian Amateur Wrestling As- sociation, has been chosen So- cial Credit party, candidate foi Edmonton Meadowlark constit- uency in the next provincial election. Mr. Romaniuk. a school prin- cipal was unopposed at a nom- inating meeting. Edmonton Meadowlark is new riding .created through re- distribution. LADIES and TEENERS WE HAVE SHOES FOR YOU FROM AROUND THE WORLD LETHBRIDGE'S.NEW SHOE BOUTIQUE MSRBKI0 WORLD OF SHOES 317A SIXTH STREET SOUTH Ottolm 11, WO THf UTHBKIDOI HHAID 15 Commission counsel Ron Neu- man did not ask him to clarify his remark about party politics. NO RESPONSE Mr. Mclvor told Mr. Justice Morrow of the Northwest Terri- tories' Court that at one stage as police chief he wrote a let- ter to the City Transit Commis- sion suggesting suspected thieves in the system be charg- ed by police. The police, ho R.iid, were .sat- isfied there was enough evi- dence to support criminal charges but he received no re- sponse to the letter. It was prompted he said, be- cause police had previously re- ceived directives not to prose- cute Calgary Transit System personnel suspected of theft. "I felt this was unfair be- cause a policeman in similar circumstances must be charged under a city bylaw. This was an abuse of the due process of law." DOUBLE STANDARD j Mr. Mclvor also told of an in-1 cident in which two city police men each were fined fo converting whisky taken froir prisoner to their own use. The fine was levied as.a disciplin ary measure by the police com mission. "I resented the double stan dard as did my men. I resente< having it instituted into a bylaw Which applied only to police- men." The commission was origin ated in 1933 to take police mat ters out of the realm of civic politics. Mr. Mclvor testified. Eventually one alderman was added, then two then three, un til the value of the commission was lost. Mayor Kod Sykes, three aid ennen and two private citizens iit on the commission. He said he had the preroga tive to go over the heads of city lall officials but said the prac :ice had always been to leave the decision whether to prose- cute to the complainant. TENNANT RECALLED During earlier hearings, a se- ries of witnesses told of thefts loose security and questionable management by civic affairs. Aid. Mark Tennant, recalled o the witness stand Wednesday said he didn't think thefts at the ransit system came under the urisdiction of the transit com- mittee of which he was chair- man. We didn't think the transit committee was put there as de- ectives we were asked to try and get the CTS out of the ut of poor service to try and educe the operating deficit, nd tilings like this. "I didn't think it was my po- ition to instruct the chief of po- ice in his duties. Surely, the hief of police doesn't expect an lected alderman to instruct lim in his duties." Following Mr. Tennant's tes- .imony, Judge Morrow said he 'as getting a picture of a com- munications gap between city all and the police department The hearing continues. For Killing Rare Swan GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) A British Columbia man has been fined for killing a rare trumpeter swan in northwest- ern Alberta. John Kohuch of Fort St. John pleaded guilty to the charge in magistrate's court Monday. Kohuch, John R. Thomson and William Brand, both of Vic- toria, pleaded guilty to charges of hunting bird game without a licence and were each fined S25. The three men were taken into custody in the Saskatoon Public Aid Sought In Search For Murder Suspect PRINCE ALBERT (CP) Police asked the public'for help Wednesday after 13 days of fu- tile searchinb for a suspect in the shooting deaths of two RCMP officers. The RCMP, still without a sol- id clue to the, whereabouts of Wilfred Stanley Robertson, a i Lake migratory bird sanctuary.' 40-year-old farmer from the TTIIIIITIIIITYTIIIIIIIIIIIII 314 7th Street S. Phone 327-2232 "CLOTHES FROM GENTLEMEN III MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE SOMEBODY WHICH IS EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE" Jim Spoulos Scotty Duchan Bert Eccles home of WESEWAunte HEART _ SAMUELSOHN The finest name in MEN'S SUITS The man desiring a suit that "stands up" better than average should cosily appre- ciate the fabrics in this season's Car- riage Cloth and Bril- taire collect! ons. Subtle stripings, noundstooths, and plaids complete the former, while Brit- laire, again belles its rugged characler with delicate colored stripings so perfect for manly at- tire. See our wide selection of Samuolsohn suits soon. You're Welcome to open a "Gentlemans" charge account! I1IIIIIIIIII IIIIIITTTrTTTTTTT ARRESTED Tanya Chao, 25-year-old daughter of John Charters of Castlegar, B.C., has keen under arrest in Brazil since Aug. 28 and was recently transferred to a naval prison on llhas das Floras, an island across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro. She and her Spanish husband are being detained on suspicion of subversive activities by the military gov- ernment. Merger Of Tory, Socred Parties In Sask. Rapped EDMONTON (CP) proposed merger of rial Credit The "Continued domination of the legislature by two parties which Macdowall area 25 miles south of here reduced its search force to 65 from 110 men Tuesday and asked the public for infor- mation however insignificant, that could lead to his arrest. To assist the investigation and fco afford anonymity to persons with information, S. Sgt. W. H, Preston of tile Prince Albert RCMP said a post office box has been made available in the city. He said letters need not be signed and assured the public that all information received will be treated in confidence. Robertson was charged with capital murder after Sgt. R. J. Schrader, 41, and Constable D. B. Anspn 30, were shot to death Oct. 9 while investigating a fam- the Macdowall STRANGLED Bclkas- scm Krim, former Algerian foreign minister, was found strangled in a Frankfurt hotel room, the West Ger- man Interior Ministry an- 'nounced. Krim, under death sentence in Algeria, had been living in exile in France. NEW POLICE CHIEF WINNIPEG (CP) Acting Deputy Chief Norman Stewart bas been chosen to head the 458-member Winnipeg police force. are so similar in their aims and objections that they can actual- Conservative parties in Saskat- ily dispute area. In seeking Robertson, police ly merge in another chewan helps to show the reveals the total bankruptcy of tal bankruptcy of Alberta poll- have scoured the bog and bush hcs" Grant Motley, leader of Mr. Notley said the Alberta country around Macdowall, cov- Democratic Party in legislature needs representation Alberta, said here. The proposed merger from a broader spectrum than enng an area miles. the Conservative consensus can ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC it increasingly difficult for the Five tra'cking dogs, road- Conservatives and Social Cred- failing to "make any serious ef- blocks, patrols, a helicopter and Alberta to maint a i n fort on the provincial two Canadian armed forces per- me fiction that they are really any meaningful dialogue in Al Certified Denial Mechanic Metropolitan Blda. 328-4095 sonnel carriers are all part of Mr. Notley said in a berta politics must come from prepared statement. the RCMP search force. Canada Savings Bonds help you plan to the future without worry. 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