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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta X THI LETHBRIDGt HERALD _ Monday, 36, True Quebec Democracy Need Stressed By Singer MONTREAL (CP) Pauline Julien, well-known French-Ca- nadian popular singer who spent eight days in jail under terms of the War Measures Act, says she is "more convinced than ever of the necessity of establishing true democracy in She said in an interview Sun- day that when she was released from jail she discovered that her son Nicolas, 15, daughter Pascale, 18, three of their teen- age friends and Miss Julien's sister Fabienne had been ar- rested last Friday. "The terrible thing is that all of us were arrested for no ap- parent reason. No charges were j laid and we were not allowed to contact a lawyer or call rela- tives or friends." Miss Julien said her children, then- friends and her sister were released after 24 hours. She named two of the friends as the teen-age children of actor Lionel Villeneuve and Helene Loisel. "In my own case, I was ar- rested at 4 a.m. a week ago last Friday in the apartment which I rent by a detachment of both city and provincial police, who even told me that they had not come for me, but for a friend who lives with me. "I just happened to be there at the time, so they arrested me along with my friend. "The ease of my sister and (he children and their friends is even worse. My sister was at the house to make sure the chil- dren were comfortable and had enough money. She had been in .the house only five minutes be- fore police arrived. "I heard similar stories to my own among the other 36 women held at Tanguay (women's jail) with me. I would say three- quarters of them had no politi- cal links and were either the wives or friends of men sought under the act, or more visitors at the time of their arrests." She said one woman, from Ste. Therese, "was forced to abandon her four children, aged 9 to 15 years, and held for a week." "Police had gone to her house to search for her husband, but he was away at the time, so they arrested her instead." TREATED WELL Miss Julien .said she and the other women were well treated during their stay at Tanguay where, she says, about a dozen women are still held under the act. They had a common room where they ate and1 where, ac- cording to other sources, Miss Julien kept up morale with her singing. She said that during her de- tention she was questioned for only five minutes, sltortly after her arrival at the prison. Her only contact with the outside world was through the director of the .prison, who telephoned her family on her behalf. Miss Julien is reported to have refused lo sing before Queen Elizabeth during a royal visit to Canada in 1964. Last year, at a French-lan- guage cultural conference in Niamey, Niger, she is reported to have shouted "vive le Quebec libre" at State Secretary Ger- ard Pelletier. PAULINE JULIEN telli of detention Reach Summit Of Tall Peak KATMANDU (Reuter) A Japanese climber and a Ne- palese Sherpa have reached the summit of Dhaulagiri One in midwestern Nepal, the world's fifth-highest mountain, the Ne- palese foreign ministry said Monday. Tetsuji Kawata, a 32- year-old teacher from Osaka, and Sberpa Lhakpa Tensing reached the summit Oct. 20, the ministry said HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD. Gory Dispensing Optician 107 6lh St. S. 327-7152 A DIRTY PLACE TO SHOP A pile of ga rbage fills the centre of Petticoat Lane market In London Sunday as shoppers look for bargains among the stalls. Shoppers tried to ignore the sight and smell of the debris, thrown in the street and uncollected because of o three-week-long, nationwide garbage strike. Schools Still Closed EDMONTON (CP) Nearly Edmonton public school students were to remain out of classes today as a strike by 100 caretakers and maitenance workers went into its second full day. Security guards and supervi- sory personnel were at the more than ISO schools to pro- tect them against vandalism and to ksep heating systems functioning ti the face of a blizzard that dumped eight inches of heavy, wet snow on the area Sunday. The schools were closed when the caretakers and mainte- nance workers, members of Lo- cals 474 and 784 of the Cana- dian Union Public Em- ployees called the strike Thurs- day afternoon to back wage de- mands. Senarte schools were not affected. It is the first time public schools hi the city had been closed since 1921 when teach- ers were on strike. Students Told Protest In Bad Taste EDMONTON (CP) The president of the Northern Al- berta Institute of Technology has told students they will have to wait until the situation has eased before they can stage any demonstration or debate on the issues involved in the ter- rorist upheaval in Quebec. "When this thing is over, then they can go W. A. B. Blunders said here. "Until then I feel that it (a demonstration) would be in bad taste." men's ILiERR The Shape of Things to Come When the Weather Fore- caster says A warm Leather 'Coat from McGuire'j will more than beat the cold icy winds coming up in Nov- ember. Take this new beauty Terry Rosaine is seen wearing It's as warm and comfortable as it looks and available in a complete range of sizes to fit you perfectly. You can depend on us to al- ways make you look your best so why not como in We look forward to seeing youl People Going Places Shop Douglas Explains WMA Opposition SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) Tommy Douglas, leader of the New Democratic Party, said Saturday he voted against en- dorsing the invocation of the War Measures Act because its powers could be misused to set- tle old scores. Addressing about 175 trade unionists, Mr. Douglas said the act gives every policeman in University To Honor Galbraith EDMONTON (CP) Dr. F. P. Galbraith, former chancellor of the University of Alberta aird publisher and editor of the Red Deer Advocate for 36 years, is to be honored posthumously at the fall convocation of the Uni- versity on Saturday, Oct. 31. The university said today it will also confer honorary de- grees on Dr. John Sterling, chan ccllor of Stanford University in California and Dr. Walter Johns, former president of the University of Alberta. The alumni golden jubilee award is to be accepted by Mrs. Galbraith. Her husband served as chancellor of the university for six years. About 600 students are to re- ceive their degrees at the con- vocation. About 500 more de- grees will be granted in absen- tia. the country the right to arrest anyone on suspicion of being a member of the Front de Libera- tion du Quebec. Mr. Douglas said the act may be used to rid the nation of un- desirables as the Mackenzie King government did during the Second World War when Orien- tal Canadians were placed in camps as a security measure. "It is a good chance to get at the P.nrti (Juebecois. 1 don't like the Parti Quebecois but that is no reason to put them in jail. The act can be used to settle old scores. If you allow that, then democracy will die." mEns UJERR DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH Burns To Death In Collision EDMONTON (CP) Jack Hammond, 31, of Edmonton died here after his light truck was in collision with a car. Po- lice said he was burned to death when the truck caught firo after Uw crash. Plan Study- On Traffic Problems CALGARY (CP) The city may soon undertake a cost- benefit study to determine whether expressways or better public transport will solve Cal- gary's growing traffic prob- lems, Mayor Rod Sykes said Sunday. Provincial Highways Minis- ter Gordon Taylor has agreed to help finance the study, the mayor said, and will support a Calgary application to the fed- eral government for additional oid. Emphasis'of the study would be on improving public transit as an alternative to the present system of major roads and throughfares. A transit system will always lose money, the mayor said in a broadcast on station CIIQR, but it is essential taxpayers get a rcasonnble return for the amount spent. The mayor said the study would also consider the cost of repairing any environmental damage caused by the present expressway system. Police Association Backs Government On WMA Decision DARTMOUTH, N.S. (CP) The Canadian Police Associa- ban, adopted resolution during the weekend supporting the fed- eral government's implementa- tion of the War Measures Act. The resolution at an associa- tion meeting said police were convinced the government had no alternative but to take the ;ouick and decisive action" to halt terrorist activities. "We sincerely regret that the tragic events of the past month had to take place before the government and the people of Canada came to fully realize the horrifying Impact and ero- sion being perpetrated upon our democratic processes by these the resolution said. Guy Marcial, president of the Montreal Police Brotherhood, said in an interview that if po- lice had been given more 'free- dom to act six or seven years ago the crisis might never have arisen. Prior to the kidnapping of British diplomat James Cross, he said, police couldn't even put their hands on their guns with- out risking a charge. The association asks in its resolution for legislation to af- ford police the opportunity and effective power of preventing terrorist activities advocating violent overthrow of federal or provincial governments in the future. The resolution is to be forwarded to Prime Minister Trudeau and Justice Minister John Turner. Major Pollution Danger Fades SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuter) Salvage tugs began juggling the stricken tanker Pa- cific Glory today to prevent its disgorging tons of oil cargo on to beaches and har- bors alont" the south England coast. As gale-force winds subsided this morning tugs lined uo fore and aft of the Liberi- an-registered tanker and gently iwivelled it around on the sand- bank just off the Isle of Wight where it has been marooned since Friday. The tugs edged the tanker around 180 'egrees so its prow was pointed into the wind, hereby lessening any chance tat fire would break out again ii the vessel, or that It would break up. Tugs using determents broke up a mile-long oil slick from the grounded tanker and officials said the danger of major pollu- ion to B r i t a i n 's southern reaches appeared "not exces- sive." A Dutch salvage firm Schmidt and Co., surveyed the vessel with a view to pumping out water and floating it off the sandbank into deeper waters. Stolen At Airport MONTREAL (CP) Police were searching for two men who staged a holdup at Mont- real International Airport Satur- day night and fled with n Canadian banknotes that had arrived on an overseas flight from London. Police said the men, posing as airport freight handlers, were armed with pistols and dressed in'coveralls worn by employees of General Aviation Services Ltd. They burst into a warehouse office of the British Overseas Airways Corp., forced security guards to open the vault, bound md gagged them and fled with the money. The employees worked them- selves free about half an hour .ater and called police. It was the biggest robbery in hree weeks, since police dou- jled efforts to find those behind wo political kidnappings. It followed the hijacking Fri- day of a truck in suburban St. Jaurent when worth of cigarettes were stolen. A police spokesman said crooks have been lying low with all the security forces around." "But now, after three weeks, hey're beginning to need the bread. I'm afraid we must ex- >ect more routine criminal ac- idly from now on. Medicine Hat Woman Killed Ican Frcgin, 58, of Medicine lat was killed in a two-car collision in the city. Her husband, Hugo Fregin, was in hospital in serious con- dition. Police said the driver of the other vehicle, a 16 year old was not injured. VEHICLES INCREASE REVELSTOKE, B.C. (CP) A total of passengers in vehicles went through logers Pass during July com- pared with per s o n s to vehicles in July, 1969. From there the oil cargo could be pumped into another vessel. Five seamen aboard the ves- sel died Friday night in an ex- plosion which followed a colli- sion with another tanker in the English channel near the Isle of Wight. Eight members of the 42-man crew are missing. The other tanker was the Allegro, also Liberi- an-registered. It later docked safely at the. mainland port of Fawley. Firemen finally quenched (lie flames in the stern section if the Pacific Glory Sunday night after a 40-hour battle. Scales Wall BERLIN (AP) A 35-year- old East German fled over the Berlin Wall to West Berlin Sat- urday night amid a hail of gun fire, police reported Sunday. Po- lice said the man was taken to hospital for bruises suffered clearing border barriers but otherwise was unhurt. BEHNADETTE DEVLIN out of hiding Devlin Calls For Stop To Rioting CARRICKMORE, Northern Ireland (AP) Bernadette Devlin, newly freed from jail, came out of hiding Saturday and urged her supporters to stop rioting for civil rights in Northern Ireland. The 23-year-old Roman Catho- lic campaigner and Britain's youngest member of Parliament given a rapturous wel- come in this tiny village in County Tyrone. She had served four months of a six-month sentence for incite- ment to riot in bloody religious feuding last year. She told the crowd "rioting Is allowing ourselves the luxury of working off our frustrations." "We must clearly define our that is simply the achievement of a socialist she added. Tractor Mishap Kills Boy, 14 MEDICINE HAT Wade Yates Buries, 14, of the Medi- cine Hat District was killed Saturday when a tractor rolled in a ditch seven miles west of Medicine Hat. The tractor was being towed on a district road by a truck driven by Clarence N. Buries, father of the youth. Coroner Dr. E. G. F. Skinner of Medicine Hat has advised no inquest will be WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 27 47 25 .07 37 21 1.13 26 28 94 ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET Lcthbridge 45 23 Waterton 40 27 Pinchsr Creek .40 Medicine Hat Edmonton Jasper.......... 39 Banff...........38 Calgary......... 42 Cranbrook....... 43 Victoria......... 49 Penticton........ 49 Prince Rupert Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon..... Regina....... Winnipeg...... Thunder Bay Toronto Ottawa....... Montreal St. John's..... 20 31 31 47 32 40 16 45 32 48 32 .01 .02 45 38 .72 Halifax..........56 41 Fredericton...... 51 34 .01 Charlottetown 50 38 .03 Chicago......... 60 54 New York....... 60 51 .11 Miami.......... 86 73 Los Angeles...... 73 50 Las Vegas....... 68 43 FORECAST Lcthbridge region: Today: Snow and brisk west north west winds. Highs near 35. Tuesday: Mostly sunny with brisk west winds. Lows 23- highs near 40. Medicine Hat Today: light intermittent snow. Winds north- west 25 and gusty. Blowing and drifting in exposed areas. Tues- day: Cloudy with winds north- west 15. Lows tonight 25-30, highs Tuesday 35-40. Columbia, Kootenay Sunny today. Sunny Tuesday becom- ing cloudy in the afternoon with a few showers in the eve- ning. Highs today and Tues- day in low 40s. Lows tonight in mid-20s. Tractor Trouble? Truck Trouble? Irrigation or other machinery WE FIX THEM ALL We have a competent staff of mechanics, and fitters We do melol fabrication and welding of iteel and aluminum V All work is guaranteed and all rates are reasonable GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PO, BOX 1202 LETHBBRIDGE 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 are areas. The Logan pass is now closed for the season. PORTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coults 2.1 hours: Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; RooseviUc, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgale, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 lo midnight. Chief Mountain closed. ;