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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THt LFIHBRIDGE HERALD Thurtdoy, October 11, 1970 Remarks Backing FLQ Cost Teacher His Job DAWSON CREEK, B.C. (CP) A Dawson Creek high school teacher has been fired as a re- ult of complaints to his school joard by some of his students and their parents that he ex- iressed support for the FLQ. Arthur Norton Olsen, 30, a hemistry teacher., was dis- missed Tuesday night after a pecial meeting by the Peace iiver South school board. Public Backlash Over Universities Said Developing WHO'S A PIE-FACED 'FRAIDY CAT? -The Saints preserve us. Halloween is still more than a week away, but it dosen'r take ghosts and goblins to spook these two pumpkin fellers as they eye the utensils of their demise.______________________________________ Author Jailed For Contejnpt SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) Author Truman Capote is in jail today, serving a three-day sent- ence for comtempt of court He also has been fined Wearing jail denims, he had entered a one-man cell at the Orange County jail Wednesday night. "He didn't seem very said one jailer. The 46-year-old author of In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tif- fany's is to be released about 10 a.m. Friday. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD. Gary Mortif, Dispensing Optician 307 SI. S. 327-7UJ Landlord Is Fined In Damage Deposit Case CALGARY (CP) City land- lord Harry Sorensen has been convicted under a new section of the Alberta Landlord and Tenant Act for failure to sup- ply a former tenant with a fi- nal statement of account. He pleaded guilty Wednesday for not giving to Celest Payette within 30 days a final state- ment of where a damage deposit went. Sorensen was fined and costs. The maximum fine for the offence is "The act says that the land- lord shall deliver a final state- ment of account within 30 Magistrate L. A. Justa- son said in his judgment, "and the evidence is clear that the accused did not observe that fi- nal mandatory The dispute began after Mr. Payette, now living in Mani- toba, left his Calgary apart- ment Judy 31 and received only of the deposit. Mr. Sorensen said a counter, top had been damaged, and re- pairs would cost "You had to bend over to see the Mr. Payette said in earlier testimony "They were there when moved in and I never paid any attention to them." Testimony also revealed thai Mr. Payette had been awarded his full damage deposit by. a small debts court decision tw< days before the beginning o: the trial under the Landlord and Tenant Act, Deaths Yesterday By THE CANADIAN PRESS Melbourne, Australia Pat- rick Wymark, 44, British televi- sion and film actor. men's UJEflR creates it a 'ot living as current as this very minute, with Shiffer-Hillman's famed give-and- take softness. Leb us show you how well-dressed you look in the new styles, tailored with skilled hand needlework to the innermost detail. to People Going Places Shop 'C mEn's O UUEflR DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH Rudy Landsfried, chairman of the school board, refused Wednesday to give the reason for Mr. Olsen's dismissal, al- though he admitted the meeting had been called to examine the complaints and obtain Mr. Ol- sen's answers to them. Don Marshall, Social Credit MLA for the district who at- tended the meeting as an ob- server, said none of the alleged CALGARY (CP) Resent- ment towards universities is undermining public confidence n the institutions and their work, Dr. L. A. Thorssen, chairman of the Alberta Uni- ersities Commission, said Wednesday. Dr. Thorssen, who received Benson Eludes Guards OTTAWA (CP) There were some red faces among the troops guarding Finance Minister E. J. Benson in his lOth-floor downtown apart- ment early today.. Details of the episode are scant, but a defence opera- tions spokesman explained that the minister apparently stepped out of his apartment for a few minutes shortly be- fore midnight Wednesday night and when the guard looked and couldn't find him, an .immediate 'search of the building was undertaken. This caused radio stations and newspaper' offices to be deluged with, questions about "the Benson'kidna'ppmg." But when the troops re- turned to the minister's apart- ment, there he was. The army spokesman'could not explain events further, ex- cept to say: "There appears to' have been a little mixup with the guard. I guess there are-some red faces town there this morning." n honorary doctorate degree it the University of Calgary all convocation, said a large segment of the public resents he mode of living, opinions and uncontrolled behavior of cer- ain students and a small num- ber of staff. "A public backlash seems to be developing in some parts of Canada but, at toe moment it is much less in Alberta than anywhere. The resentment is emo- tional rather than a reasoned assessment. -1 believe it can be confined o a relatively small group provided the role, function and vbrk of the universities is ade- quately conveyed to the public. Destructive criticisms of the universities should be avoided jecause administrators are aware d the problems and are working to find solutions, he old about 500 graduates. Some of the difficulty comes from the rapid expansion of the last five years, but "now that the explosive growth rate appears to have eased, orderly and effective planning is pos- sible." Edmonton Schools May Close EDMONTON (CP) All public schools will close after regular classes .today if caretakers and maintenance men go on strike. The maintenance men and caretakers, members of Locals 474 and 784 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, plan to go on strike at p.m. MST to back wage and other demands. A spokesman said the board decided to close the schools if a strike starts as "the only course of action to ensure the safety and welfare of chil- dren." All other programs and community activities involving school use will also be cancel- led. The union said Wednesday that keeping schools open would create a health and safe- ty hazard for students. Three Killed In. Collision MEDICINE HAT (CP) RCMP have identified three persons killed in a two-truck collision six miles south of the city on the Trans-Canada High- way. One of the trucks, n tanker carrying diesel fuel, burst into flame after the collision. Driver of the tanker, Lc.e Bogdane, 31, and Ills passenger Richard Weich, 24, both o Calgary, were killed as Well us a passenger in the second vchi cle, Fred Jupc, of Kindersley Sask. Driver of the second truck Lindsay Holmes of Colcvillc Sask., suffered burns and wa: taken to hospital. RCMP estimated damage at breaches of the War Measures Act had been sustained. In a defence lasting some two hours, Mr. Olsen told the school board he had not stated, as some pupils claimed, that it was "too bad there aren't more FLQ types in Western Canada." STARTED MONDAY George Hartford, principal of the South Peace senior second- ary school where Mr. Olsen was employed, said the affair began Monday after he and a group of students decided the school should send a telegram of sup- port to the federal government for its action in attempting to curb FLQ terrorism in Quebec. Mr. Olsen, however, decided this was "a little Mr. Hartford said, and subsequently got into a discussion with some of the students. Mr. Hartford said person- ally, could not pinpoint any "flagrant flouting of the law indiscretion, maybe, yes." "The upshot of the whole thing was a meeting of the Mr. Hartford said. "I can't give any reason for the action of the school board. That's a matter entirely up to hem." Ronald Kimak, secretary- treasurer of the school board, said Mr. Olsen's FLQ remarks "may have been a contributing factor" in his dismissal, but were not the only reason. He said Mr. Olsen, who has a degree from tie University of British Columbia, did not have a teacher's certificate nor a let- ter of permission, the tempo- rary accreditation granted teachers without certification. Mr. Marshall said RCMP had investigated the FLQ allega- tions "but nothing came of it." Teachers Agree To End Striite PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. (CP) Teachers Who have been on strike since they left their classrooms in Prince Al- bert schools last Friday eve- ning have agreed to return to work today, a spokesman said. The decision was reached at a teachers' meeting held hours after Premier Ross Thatcher promised that if the teachers returned to work im- mediately, he will make every effort to get a settlement by arbitration. About 380 teachers have been off work during tie strike, call- ed to back up demands for ligher salaries. The bacfc-to- work decision was announced in an interview by Bert Gordon, chairman of the teachers' negotiating commit- tee for the Prince Albert bar- gaining area. Missing U.S. Generals Turn Up MOSCOW (AP) A small American plane carrying two United States generals has landed safely in Soviet Armenia north of the area of Turkey over which it vanished, Tass news agency said today. Tass said the four men aboard are in good health, and added: "The competent Soviet au- thorities have been instructed to investigate the circumstances connected with the above-men- tioned violation of the Soviet Union's state frontier by the plane of the U.S. Air Force." The piano landed Wednesday near the town of Leninakan in Armenia the agency reported. It had been reported missing in 'lad weather. Aboard were MaJ.-Gen. Ed- ward C. D. Scherrer, com- mander of the joint U.S. mili- tary mission to Turkey, and B r i g .-G e n. Claude M. Mo Quarrie Jr., head of the mis- sion's army section. The Soviet embassy in Ankara hart said Soviet planes joined in the air search, but Tass made no mention of this. Tlie plane was on a one-hour flight from Erairum to Kars. Killed In Fall BROWNVALE (CP) -.Wil- liam Hirt, 64, of Brownvale, was killed when lie fell froir the rod! of an implement shed on a district farm. Brownvale is about 285 miles northwest of Edmonton. War Note Left Laporte Portfolio Filled Temporarily QUEBEC tCP) Health Min- ster Claude Castonguay and Cultural Affairs Minister Fran- cois Cloutier will temporarily ;ake over responsibility for the labor and immigration portfo- lios respectively, Premier Rob- ert Bourassa announced Wednesday. The cabinet jobs were left va- cant following the death of SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) A bizarre declaration of war note left at a home where.five persons were slain threatens death to anyone who "misuses the natural environment." The typewritten note, signed with the names of the four knights on fortune-teUling tarot cards, said future killings would be carried out by the "People of the Free Universe." Disclosing the note Wednes- day two days after the slaying of wealthy eye surgeon Dr. Vic- tor Ohta and four others, Under- sheriff Paul Tara urged the miles south of San remain calm. The undersheriff said the na- ture of the killings and the note indicated the five were slain by culHsts. The note was found under the windshield wiper of Ohta's rad Rolls-Royce after the bodies of Ohta, his wife, two sons and secretary were discovered in a swimming pool at the family's hilltop home Monday night, Tara said. SAID MOTIVE LACKING Until the note was made pub- lic, police had said they knew no motive for the slayings. They were trying to find two young men and a girl reported seen near another of the Ohtas" cars before it Was found abandoned on a railroad track. Tara said the note read: "Today World War III will begin as brought to you by Hie People of the Free Universe. From this day forward anyone and-or company who misuses the natural environment or de- stroys same will suffer the pen- alty of death by the People of the Free Universe. 'I and my comrades from this day forth will fight until death or freedom, against any- thing or anyone who doss nol support natural life dn this planet, materialism must die or mankind will." The note was signed: "Knight of Wands, Knight of Cups, Knight of Pentacles, Knight o] Swords." The pcntacle is a five-sidec figure associated with witch craft as a magical or talisman device, in fiction often used to summon up the devil. The Knighls are the four suits of the 78-card tarot deck, used to tell one's fortune depending on which direction the large cards fall. EXPLAINS SECRECY Tara said the note was with- held initially so as not to alarm citizens. "The note itself is in (lie hands of some of the most com- petent analysts in the he said. Besides Dr. Ohta, those slain were his wife, Virginia, sons Derrick, 12, and Taggart, 11, and secretary, Dorothy Cadwal- lador, 38. CLAUDE CASTONGUAY. new labor minister FRANCOIC CLOUTIER immigration pottl oa-Spiii Program Under Wav. CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta division of the Canadian Petroleum Association says it is working on a province wide emergency plan for oil-spill control and clean-up. Division manager John W. Proctor was commenting on a statement released earlier this week by Health Minister James Henderson who said the oil in- dustry should consider estab- lishing a spill-control program. Mr. Proctor said in a news release that the association's environmental control commit- tee already is working with the lands and forests department on such a plan. Further development of the plan, he 'said, will involve the health department, the mines department and the oil and conservation board. Pierre Laporte, the assassi- nated cabinet minister who was buried Tuesday. Premier Bourassa announced the appointments as a tempo- rary measure for 15 days while a permanent successor to Mr. Laporte is chosen. Mr. Bourassa also said a new bridge at Quebec City, sched- uled to be opened in 10 days, would be named in honor of Mr. Laporte. The minister was kidnapped by the terrorist Front de Lib- eration du Quebec Oct. 10 and killed last Saturday, exactty a week later. The bridge was to be named Frontenac but an order-in-coun- cil signed Wednesday changed it. Mr. Bourassa added that tha Quebec government would set up a pension fund for Mrs. La- porte. The premier would not say how much the fund would be but said he Was. discussing the matter with the slain minister's widow. Dissenters Freed PRAGUE (AP) Two promi- nent Czechoslovak dissenters have been released from prison following a reported decision by the Communist regime to aban- don plans for a trial of eight intellectuals. Jan Tesar, a histo- rian, and Rudolf Battek, a soci- ologist, were freed yesterday, their friends reported. They had been confined without trial since November. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT CA ABOVE T ZERO AT A SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lethhridge .......51 27 Pincher Creek 48 27 Waterton (Approx) 48 27 Medicine Hat.....52 26 Edmonton.......47 15 Jasper..........48 34 Banff........... 45 Calgary 49 Victoria 53 Penticton.......49 Prince Rupert .48 Prince George Kamloops Cranbrook Vancouver 51 Saskatoon....... 59 Regina..........61 Winnipeg...... 65 Thunder Bay.....53 Toronto.......... 55 Ottawa..........55 Montreal Quebec St. John's...... 50 34 Halifax.......... 60 39 Fredericton 59 33 Charlcttetown 57 37 Chicago......... 56 50 New York....... 64 60 .31 Miami.......... 81 72 .05 Los Angeles......70 56 .01 Las Vegas.......70 58 .02 FORECAST: 31 Cloudy 26 .01 this afternoon. Winds W15. 46 .09 Friday: Sunny periods with 43 .15 lows 25-30, highs 45-50. 42 .22 Medicine Most- 47 27 ly sunny with cloud increasing 52 42 from the west this afternoon. 47 34 Friday: Cloudy clearing in the 47 .20 afternoon. Lows near 30, highs 28 45-50. 25 Columbia, 48 cloudy today. Overcast Friday 32 .01 with occasional rain. Winds 54 .43 southerly at 15 mph, rising at 48 .45 limes to 30 in main valleys. 51 .12 Highs today and Friday 45-50. 37 Lows tonight 35-40. BEHLEN TOWN and COUNTRY low-cost all-steel building for all-around uses WINTER TIME IS PLANNING TIME Sec Us Today For Your Free Estimate GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES courrs HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Leth- not yet required In mountain bridge district are bare and dry and in good driving condi- tion. Snow tires or chains arc areas. The Logan pass is now closed for the season. I'ORTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours: Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. Del Bonila 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 21 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain clostd. ;