Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 VHS lETHBRIDOF HERALD Tuesday, September 5, Moiiiitie tried to kill himself TORONTO (CP) Joseph Raiterly says he was dis- charged from Ihe HCMP Aug. 23, after 16 sometimes harried months ot service during which time ha admitted trying to kill himself on one occasion. The 21-year-old Toronto man said in an interview he is still uncertain about the real reason for his dismissal and would ac- cept an invitation to re-enlist. However, KCMP official files and documents say Mr. Raf- ferty was "unsuitable" to servo on the force. "It was just sim- ply a of a square pep ns! fitting a round HCMP Commissioner W. L. lliggitt said. During his short career as an RCMP officer, Mr. Rafferty said he was held in- communicado in a psychiatric hospital, harassed by fellow of' licers and recommended for dismissal three times. He said that after taking a criminology course at Seneca Community College in Toronto, he was accepted for RCMP training in Kegina in April, 1871. He was scheduled to grad- Vessels at sea VICTORIA (CP) The Ca- nadian tug Sudbury II was tow- ing two freighters locked to- gether in collision to calmer waters near here, a spokesman for the lug's owners, Seaspan International Co., said early to- day. He said cutting torches prob- ably would be used to separate the C. E. Dant and the Aegean Sea some- time today. The C. E. Dant's bow was buried deep in the port side of the Aegean Sea's bow. The ships collided in Cana- dian waters, about 30 miles southwest of Victoria, but had drifted into American waters by late Monday. There were no injuries hi the collision. The C. E. Dant, owned by States Steamships of San Fran- cisco, was en route to Portland from Seattle at the time, carry' ing manufactured goods. Tha Aegean Sea, of Liberian registry, was in ballast, head- ing to Vancouver from Hong Kong for a cargo of grain. Damage estimates were not available, but damage ap- peared heavier to the Aegean Sea, whose No. 2 port hold was penetrated by the bow of tha American freighter. A coast guard spokesman said It might be necessary to beach the vessels before they could be separated. The spokesman said visibility was about one-half to three- quarters of a mile when the collision occurred before dawn Monday, with the sea describee as moderate. The strait is 12 miles wide where the collision occurred. Crews of both ships remainei on board their vessels Monday night. Canadian and U.S. tugs stood by. Both freighters took on water but were reported in no danger of sinking. uatc in six months but It took 10. He said that in June, 1971, wliite on parade, be was slung by a bee. arm became swollen during the next four days until he collapsed during drill and was taken unconscious to a hospital. RClIf files salt! he. was rec- ommended for psychiatric care and Mr. Rafferly said ho was followed by an attendant who prevented him from speaking to anyone. NOT EAT' "I had r.o one to talk to. I was unaware of my position and I began to doubt my san- ity. I could not eat or sleep due to the fear I felt and the uncer- tainty of what was going to happen to me." After a chance meeting with a sociologist who lectured to re- cruits, Mr. nafferty said ho ex- plained his position and was re- leased in 45 minutes. Three weeks after his dis- charge, he was suspended from training and told he was being recommended for medical dis- charge. He appealed and was suc- cessful after an independent doctor said the bee sting may have transmitted a virus which caused encephalitis, a disease that attacks the brain and lungs. He lost four months of training. Upon graduation, the files showed that his Instructor had recommended that Mr. Haf ferty would "require constant supervision in the field due to his inability to control him- self." To prove himself in his first posting, Mr. Rafferty said he worked 16 hours a day, seven days a week for a month. There then followed incidents that resulted in six charges ''in- in your against him, including adequacies inherent jersonality." Deaths yesterday By THE CANADIAN PRESS Michel, 92, a senior member of the Syrian- Lebanese community and a life jovernor of the Lebanese Syr- an Canadian Association, Ivan S. Yumashev, 76, who commanded :he Soviet Pacific fleet during :he Second World War and ater served as commander of :he navy. Jones, 68, for- mer feature editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and author of 17 books as well as articles on the Pacific North- west. Redwood City, K. Billings, 79, a labor organ izer imprisoned with Tom Moo- ney for the 1916 Preparedness Day bombing which killed 10 persons and injured 40 in San Francisco. Montclair, Rev James McNulty, 72, bishop of the Buffalo, N.Y. Roman Catho- lic diocese, after a heart at- tack. Bcnoit, 56, supervisor of cultural pro- gramming for the French-lan- guage network of the CBC, fol- lowing a short illness. Kingston, James Frame, 42, senior therapeutic radiologist at the Kingston clinic of the Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foun dation, and assistant professor of therapeutic radiology a' Queen's University. THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE KICKS OFF ITS EVENING PROGRAMS OF ADULT EDUCATION COURSES THIS FALL WITH KARATE Starting Tuesday, September 5th ANGLING AND CANOEING Starting Saturday, September 9th DEFENSIVE DRIVING Starting Wednesday, September 13th Just three of the over 140 courses starting this fall. 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