Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THI LETHMlDOI HERALD Friday, Odob.r 10, 1970 Breakaway Sect Members Battle Over Children ST. JOVTTE, Que. (CP) breakaway Roman Catholic sec calling itself the Apostles of In finite Love has become em broiled in a dispute over the members' children. Jean-Marie Levac, a lawyer representing two Michigan men said in an interview yesterday that his clients have been Una ble to find their children in the Laurentian monastery where they have been living with their mothers. William L. Spangler and Wil liam J. Short of Ypsilanti Mich., who were awarded cus- tody of theii children in U.S courts, last week visited the monastery near this community 70 miles northwest of Montreal. "They could see their children with field glasses, but when they tried to get to them at the monastery they were nowhere to be Mr. Levac said. "The place is full of hideouts." The missing children, all juve- niles, are Daniel Spangler and Pamela, Kevin and Stephen Short. TOOK LEGAL ACTION Mr. Levac said the two men took habaes corpus procedures which were served on Father Jean de la Trinite, head of the monastery, but were useless since_ he said the children were not living there. An order issued by the social welfare court in St. Jerome, Que. was served by police Monr day, but was also useless since Your NEW Authorized Dealer JEEP" TRUCKS AND STATION WAGONS UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd Ave., 3rd St. S. Phono 327-1418 the children could not be found. "We told everyone we were leaving the States for a rest up Pauline Short, mother of two girls and eight boys, said in an interview. "But it was all planned. "We came up here because the schools at home are corrupt. This is the only place a child can get a Christian education." The four children have gone into hiding. "They're being well-looked after by people in the region- friends .of the Mrs. Short said. "They have a tutor and they're all learning French very rapidly." She said1 the children will stay in hiding until their fathers leave. 'Their fathers hive to go back to work sometime IN DISPUTE BEFORE In 1967 the monastery was in- volved in a similar dispute over tile custody of children. Members of the sect hid chil- iren in private homes rather than obey a court order to place iem in the custody of the wel- :are court. A welfare court judge had ruled that 82 children were liv- ing in an atmosphere of "moral and physical danger" at the monastery. This judgment was subsequently overturned b Quebec Superior Court. The Apostles of Infinite Love ;ect, which permits parents t became a cashier in February, 1965. His testimony was given un- der the protection of the Can- ada and Alberta evidence acts which means it cannot be used against him except in the case of perjury. Mr. Early had previously in- formed the commission, headed by Mr. Justice W. G. Morrow, tbat he could not attend be- cause of business commitments. In the affidavits, sworn Oct. New Regional Director Named OTTAWA (CP) Appoint- ment of Howard J. Merry- weather as regional director for the federal audit services bureau in Edmonton was an- nounced by the department of supply and services. A native of Edmonton, Mr. Merryweather entered the fed- eral public.service in 1946. ORIGINS OF CANNING Modern food canning started in 1795 when the French govern- ment offered a, prize to anyone who could find a way to preserve food. 20 and Oct. 27, Mr. Early said he was aware of loose security in the city hall cashier's depart- ment. While working overtime cash- iers would often take coffee money, he said, but did not in- dicate the amount stolen. Previous witnesses told the in- quiry between 50 cents and a day was taken. The inquiry is investigating thefts from the city and pos- sible mismanagement during the last 10 years. Testimony Wednesday was devoted to political interference in the execution of police du- ties. Mayor Rod Sykes said the tes- timony of Police Chief M. J. 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