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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Thursday, October Gaoi.1 is going to Itappwi to You Oral Roberts Death penalty ban renewed TV SPECIAL Lmect f'orn ttn Starring Singer DELIA REESE With Special Guest Star BURL IVES Featuring Regulars RICHARD ROBERTS PATTI ROBERTS The World Action Singers The Ralph Carmichael Orchestra Tonight at p.m. CFAC-TV Ch. 2 Watcn Qrat Roberts Presents an Etcttmu 30 Show every neek mons narrowly approved con- tinued limitations on capital punishment Wednesday and attention immediately turned to the question of whether the Senate will rubber stamp that decision. In a vote free of party guid- ance, the House voted 119 to 106 to pass the government bill limiting capital punish- ment to killers of police and prison guards. The 13-vote majority was the narrowest in the recent history of votes on capital punishment and came when 38 MPs were absent. Had those MPs been present the vote Would have been quite different, although abolitionists figured they still would have won by about three votes. Solicitor-General Warren Allmand, who had worked hard for the bill's passage, ex- pressed pleasure at the result. He announced he will start trying to persuade senators to support the measure. Only Senate approval and routine royal assent is needed to make the bill law. The question of Senate ac- tion was raised by retentionist Allan Lawrence umberland Durham) minutes after a mildly cheering Com- mons and a silent and packed gallery heard the result of the vote. He said he has been told that the majority of the upper chamber will seek to amend the bill and abolish all capital punishment. This would be a retrograde step that would sound the death knell of the Senate, he said. He would not disclose the source of his information and most senators were out of town Wednesday. But Mr. Allmand said he knew nothing of such a move. He added that if the Senate wanted to take independent action he suspected it would vote against the bill. This is what the bill does: renews the ban on hang- ing, excluding killers of policemen and prison guards. The first ban started in 1967 and ended last December. new ban will last five years from the expiration date of the old ban.- meaning it expires in December 1977. abolishes the terms capital and non-capital murder in favor of "murder punishable by death" and "murder punishable by im- prisonment." makes it possible for a judge to order a person sen- tenced to life to remain in prison for up to 20 years. Under parole regulations a lifer generally is eligible for parole after 10 years, although he seldom gets it. provides that trials for murders committed between the end of the old ban and pas- sage of the new one by Parlia- ment will be covered under the limitation. Mr. Allmand said it is likely that persons sentenced to death for murders committed between last December and now will have their sentences commuted. This would not automatically include killers What a If No One Knows About It? Advertise Your GOOD THINGS in The Lethbridge Herald CLASSIFIED or DISPLAY ADVERTISING Phone 328-4411 of policemen and prison guards. Since December Canada has been covered by pre-1967 Criminal Code provisions say- ing all perpetrators of premeditated murder and killers of police and prison guards are subject to the death penalty. The 13-vote majority Wednesday compares with a 24-vote majority when the bill received second reading in May. Mr. Allmand said some MPs voted for second reading so the bill could get to com- mittee where it could be toughened. When all attempts to toughen the bill failed, then some MPs decided to vote against it. Last week when MPs re- jected two toughening amendments by big ma- jorities, there was some cat- calling and jesting. Wednesday members were mostly silent, although there was applause for abolitionists Prime Minister Trudeau, Con- servative Leader Robert Stan- field, who voted against the majority of his own party, and Mr. Allmand. This is the way the parties voted on the bill: For the bill: Liberals 70: Conservatives 22; New Democrat 27. Against the bill: Liberals 18: Conservatives 73: New Democrat KBarrv Mather of Surrey-White Social For and against on hanging vote Credit 13 and independent (Roche La Salle of THE HEAT shouldn't bother volunteer fireman Joe Arm- strong too much on this dn'y call in Mineral Wells, no pants. He heard the fire alarm in the middle of the night and didn't waste anv time on the amenities. Hal Boyle NEW YORK (AP) -Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Do books make you health- ier? A survey showed that the better educated a person is, the fewer absences he tended to have from work because of illness. What's in a name? Coney Island is not an island, there's no ferry at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., Manhattan's East River is a tidal strait, not a river, and Madison Square Garden hasn't been at Madi- son Square for more than a generation. Under a bill now before Congress, a taxpayer would be permitted to deduct from his federal income tax for each pint of blood he donates to a non-profit collecting agency, up to a maximum of yearly. Quotable .notables: should we fear ghosts? Why can we not see the world as it is, accept it as it is, and deal with it as it Sheean. Overlooked .history: .The real name of Pocahontas, the Indian maid who saved the life of Capt. John Smith, was Matoaka. Her father Pow- hatan, chief Washunsonacock, nicknamed her Pocahontas, "the playful because of her fondness for pranks. Be- fore she married Englishman John Rolfe she took the bap- tismal name of Rebecca. Boom: As a result largely of public health measures in- troduced under colonial rule, Southeast Asia has had one of the most startling population booms in history. The popu- lation is 20 times larger today than 150 years ago. OTTAWA (CP) Following is how MPs voted Wednesday on the government bill to ban capital punishment, except for killers of on-duty policemen and prison guards. Members not listed either were absent or abstained in the free vote. FOR THE BILL LIBERALS Warren Allmand. Montreal- Notre Dame -de Grace; Robert Andras, Port Arthur; Ron Basford, Vancouver Centre; Monique Begin, Montreal St. Michel; Jean- Jacques Blais, Nipissing; Rod Blaker, Montreal Lachine; Prosper Boulanger, Montreal Mercier; Herb Breau, Gloucester; Judd Buchanan, London West; Charles Caccia, Toronto Davenport: Norman Cafik, Ontario; Jean Chretien, St. Maurice. Eymard Corbin, MadawaskaVictoria; Florian Cote, Richelieu; Barnett Dan- son, York North; Jack Davis, Capilano; Pierre De Bane, Matane; Yves Demers, Montreal Duvernay: C.M. Drury, Montreal Westmount; Jean-Eudes Dube, Res- tigouche; Raymond Dupont. Montreal Ste. Marie: Denis Ethier, Glengarry-Prescott- Russell; Hugh Faulkner, Peterborough; Jim Fleming, York West; Maurice Foster, Algoma; Francis Fox, Argenteuil-Deux Montagnes; J. Robert Gauthier. Ottawa East: Alastair Gillespie, Toronto Etobicoke; Jean- Pierre Goyer, Montreal Dollard; Herb Gray, Windsor West. Jacques Guilbault. Montreal St. Jacques; Stanley Haidasz, Toronto Parkdale; Don Jamieson, Burin-Burgeo: Claude Lajoie, Trois-Rivieres Metropolitan; Marc Lalonde, Montreal Outremont; Otto Lang, Saskatoon-Humboldt; Gerald Laniel, Beauharnois- Salaberry; Romeo Leblanc, Westmorland-Kent; Tom Lefebvre. Pontiac; Daniel MacDonald, Cardigan; Donald Macdonald, Toronto Rosedale; Allan J. MacEachen. Cape Breton Highlands-Canso; Mark MacGuigan, Windsor- Walkerville; Bryce Mackasey, Montreal Verdun. Gilles Marceau, Lapointe: Jean Marchand, Langelier; Len Marchand, Kamloops- Cariboo; Paul McRae, Fort William; John Munro, Hamilton East; Jacques Olivier. Longueuil; Andre Ouellet, Montreal Papineau; Gerard Pelletier, Montreal Hochelaga; Irenee Pelletier, Sherbrooke; Keith Penner, Thunder Bay; Hugh Poulin, Ottawa Centre; Marcel Prud'homme, Montreal St. Denis; Victor Railton. Welland; John M Reid, Kenora-Rainy River; James Richardson; Winnipeg South; William Rompkey, Grand Falls-White Bay-Labrador; David Rooney, Bonavista- Trinity-Conception; Jean-R. Roy. Timmins: Marcel Roy, Montreal Laval. Mitchell Sharp. Toronto Englinton: G.A. Percy Smith, Northumberland-Miramichi; Robert Stanbury, York- Scarborough; Peter Stollery, Toronto Spadina: Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Montreal Mount Royal; John Turner, Ottawa Carleton; Jarnes E. Walker, York Centre; Eugene Whelan, Essex-Windsor. CONSERVATIVES Lincoln Alexander, Hamilton West; Ronal Atkey, Toronto St. Paul's; Walter Baker, Grenville-Carleton; Gerald Baldwin, Peace River; Perrin Beattv. Wellington Grey-Dufferin- Waterloo; Joseph Clark, Rocky Mountain; John Diefenbaker, Prince Albert; James Gillies, Toronto Don Valley; Heward Grafftey, Brome-Missiquoi; Paul Hellver, Toronto Trinity; J.R. (Bob) Holmes, Lambton- Kent: David MacDonald, Egmont; Flora MacDonald, Kingston and the Islands; Heath Macquarrie, Hillsborough; Jack Marshall, Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe; James McGrath, St. John's East; J. Trevor Morgan, St. Catharines; Terry O'Connor, Halton; Peter Reilly, Ottawa West; Douglas Roche, Edmonton Strathcona; Robert Stanfield, Halifax. NEW DEMOCRATS Tom Barnett, Comox- Alberni; Derek Blackburn, Brant; Andrew Brewin, Toronto Greenwood; Edward Broadbent, Oshawa-Whitby; T.C. Douglas, Nanaimo- Cowichan-The Islands; Wally Firth, Northwest Terri- tories; John Gilbert, Toronto Broadview; Terry Grier, To- ronto Lakeshore; Randolph Harding, Kootenay West; John Harney, Toronto Scar- borough West; Frank Howard, Skeena; Bill Knight, Assiniboia; Stanley Knowles, Winnipeg North Centre; Stuart Leggatt, New West- minster; Grace Maclnnis, Vancouver Kingsway; Paddy Neale. Vancouver East. Ed Nelson, Burnaby-Sey- mour: Elias Nesdoly, Meadow Lake: Lome Nystrom, Yorkton-Mel ville; Harrv Olaussen, Coast Chilcotin; David Orlikow. Winnipeg North; Arnold Peters, Timiskaming; John Rodriguez, Nickel Belt; Mark Rose, Fraser Valley West; Doug Rowland, Selkirk; Max Saltsman. Waterloo; Cyril Cvmes. Sault Ste. Marie. SOCIAL CREDIT Nil AGAINST THE BILL LIBERALS John Campbell, Montreal LaSalle; J.-Roland Comtois, Terrebonne: maurice Dupras, Labelle: Joseph Guay, St. Boniface: Leonard Hopkins, Renfrew North-Nipissing East; Yvon L'Beureux, Chambly; Gerard Loiselle, Montreal St. Henri: Albanie Morin. Louis-Hebert; Walter Smith, St. Jean; Antonio Thomas, Montreal Mai- sonneuve-Rosemount: Jac- ques Trudel, Montreal Bourassa; Charles Turner, London East; Ross Whicher, Bruce; Antonio Yanakis, Berthier. CONSERVATIVES Douglas Alkenbrack. Frontenac-Lennox and Ad- dington: Harvie Andre, Calgary Centre: Ian Arrol, York East; James Balfour, Regina East; Duncan Beattie. Hamilton Mountain; Tom Bell, Saint John-Lancaster; Don Blenkarn, Peel South; Bill Clarke, Vancouver Quadra: Robert Coates. Cumberland Colchester North; Tom Coussitt, Leeds: Lloyd Grouse, South Shore; Harold Danforth, Kent- Essex. Stanley Darling, Parry Sound-Muskoka: Paul Dick, Lanark-Renfrew- Carleton; Walter Dinsdale, Brandon-Souris; Jack Ellis, Hastings; Jake Epp, Provencher; Bill Frank, Mid- dlesex; John Fraser, Van- couver South. Alfred D. Haies. Wellington; Kenneth Higson, Lincoln; Dan Hollands, Pem- bina: Jack Horner, Crowfoot: Norval Horner, Battleford- Kindersley; J. Robert Howie, York-Sunbury: Joe Hueglin, Niagara Falls; Ken Hurlburt, Lethbridge; William Jarvis, Peth Wilmot; Otto Jelinek, Toronto High Park-Humber Valley; Bill Knowles, Nor- folk-Haldimand; Stanley Kor- chinski, Mackenzie; Marcel Lambert, Edmonton West; Allan Lawrence, North- umberland Durham: John Lundrigan, Gander- Twillingate. Elmer MacKay, Central Nova; J. Angus Malpeque; Elwood Madill, Peel-Dufferin-Simcoe: Peter Masniuk, Portage; Don Mazankowski, Vegreville; Fred McCain, Carleton- Charlotte; Robert McCleave, Halifax-East Hants; Dan McKenzie, Winnipeg South Centre; Robert McKinley, Huron; Allan McKinnon, Vic- toria; Gus Mitges, Grey- Simcoe; Robert Muir, Cape Breton-The Sydneys; Donald Munro. Esquimalt-Saanich; Jack Murta, Lisgar; Douglas Neil, Moose Jaw; Erik Nielsen, Yukon; J. Patrick Nowlan, Annapolis Valley; Frank Oberle, Prince George- Peace River; Sean O'Sullivan, Hamilton-Wentworth. Steve Paproski, Edmonton Centre; Alex Patterson. Fraser Valley East; John Reynolds, Burnaby- Richmond-Delta; P.B. Rynard. Simcoe North; Stan Schellenberger, Wetaskiwan; Stan Schumacher, Palliser; William Skoreyko. Edmonton East; Reg Stackhouse, Toronto Scarborough East; Sinclair Stevens, York- Simcoe; Keith Taylor, Churchill; Charles H. Thomas, Moncton; 'Gordon Towers, Red Deer; George Whittaker, Okanagan Boun- dary; John Wise, Elgin; Eldon Woolliams, Calgary North; Paul Yewchuk, Athabaska. NEW DEMOCRATS Barry Mather, Surrey- White Rock. SOCIAL CREDIT Eudore Allard, Rimouski; Leonel Beaudoin, Richmond; Jean-Marie Boisvert, Drum- mond; Gilles Caouette, Charlevoix; Real Caouette, Temiscamingue; Charles- Eugene Dionne, Kamouraska; Andre Fortin, Lotbiniere; Charles-Arthur Gauthier, Roberval; Roland Godin, Portneuf; Gerard Laprise. Abitibi; Henri Latulippe, Compton; Rene Matte, Champlain; Gilbert Rondeau, Shefford. INDEPENDENT Roch LaSalle, Joliette. ;