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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Paris, Ottawa to bury hatchet PARIS (Reuter) French Foreign Minister Maurice Schu- mann will pay an official visit to Ottawa next week which both French and Canadian officials here regard as a turning point in relations between Ottawa and Paris. It will be the first such visit since 1967 when the late Gen. Charles de Gaulle worsened re- lations between the two capitals by crying "Vive le Quebec libre" (Long live free Quebec) during a visit to Montreal. The g e n e r a 1's apparently spontaneous cry was seen by many Canadian federal officials as encouragement for the sepa- ratist elements in Quebec whose aim is to free the province from federal control and set up a self-governing state. During his 24-hour visit, In which he will be treated as a visiting head of state, Schu- mann will hold talks on a wide range of topics with Prime Min- ister Trudeau and other federal officials. Schumann will arrive in Ot- tawa Wednesday, Sept. 22, and spend the following day in the federal capital at the invitation QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-76R4" of External Affairs Minister Sharp. He will visit Quebec Thursday, Sept. 30, after attend- ing the United Nations General Assembly session in New York. RELATIONS WERE ICY After de Gaulle's celebrated outcry from the balcony ol Montreal's City Hall and the cancellation of the rest of his Canadian tour, relations be- tween France and Canada re- mained icy until the election of his successor, George Pompi- dou, as president in June, 1969. Pompidou has since sent sev- eral high-ranking French offi- cials on visits to Canada. Sharp came to Paris in April, 1970, for the inuaguration of a Canadian cultural visit which helped smooth oul many points of friction. Schumann's visit to Ottawa will crown long, patient efforts by the Canadian government to resume normal relations with France, Canadian officials here said. Ottawa wishes to see privi- leged relations developed fur- ther between Paris and Quebec, but with its full knowledge, thus safeguarding Canada's sover- eignty, a Canadian official said. MAY INVITE TRUDEAU Schumann's forthcoming visit might result in a French invita- tion to Trudeau to visit France, French officials said. In Ottawa, Schumann will be received by members of the Ca- nadian government, Parliament WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Form Industrial Anything Made of Iron! COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Loads Carloads Truck Scales Magnet Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phone 328-172] "Scrap is Our Business" and ministers from Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Quebec. It will be the first time in Ca- nadian history that a visiting cabinet minister is received by both the federal government and provincial ment generally accorded to vis- iting heads of slate, a Canadian official here said. Schumann is expected to dis- cuss with the Canadian leaders the supplementary 10-per-cent U.S. duty on imports and the world monetary crisis. The European Common Mar- ket and prospects of increased traded with Canada also .rill figure prominently in the talks between Schumann and Shrrp. The two ministers also about these in Lisbon during a NATO ministerial meetinp, in June. Other topics include U.S. President Nixon's forthcoming visit to China and the Vietnam war as well as a proposed Euro- pean security conference. Death squads to protect police MONTREAL (CP) The spectre of South American-style vigilante "death squads" to combat attacks on police was raised here by Guy Marcil, president of the Montreal Po- licemen's Brotherhood. "Nobody wants a 'death squad' similar to the one exist- ing in Brazil, nor vigilante groups, but we're coming to that he told a news conference while commenting on the shooting of four Montreal police in five days. The morale of Montreal po- licemen had been severely strained by the shootings. 'It hasn't affected them to the point where they won't be able to do their jobs, but from now on, the police will not take any chances. Constable Jacques Chartrand, 23, was shot last Friday in the east end of the city and then on Monday, Det.-Sgt. Andro Ber- thiaume was shot in the abdo- men while chasing two holdup suspects in downtown Montreal. POLICEMEN SHOT Early Wednesday morning, constables Roland Thibodeau, 32, and Andre Michaud, 26, were shot when they interrupted the rape of a 19-year-old girl in Lhe city's downtown area. Sgt. Marcil feels that violence in the city is going to get worse unless a stiffer attitude toward crime and criminals is adopted. Murders are more common and more odious, and other crimes of violence have become almost a way of life.. MANUFACTURERS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY M. C. (Malt) jlavich is pleased to Announce that R. ED BRUNNER AND MR. MATT SLAVICH Recenf'y successfully completed a course at The Banff School of Fine Arts on Advanced Life Insurance Marketing. This course Is presented every year In an effort to assist life under- writers to serve the public. 210 Profesional Bldg., Lethbridge Phone 327-5514 CAMERA DEPARTMENT PRICES ON ALL PHOTO FINISHING Prompt, Quality Developing WON'T YOU GIVE US A TRY! Open Monday cmd Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. .College Shopping'Mall 2025 .Mayor Magrolh. Drive "This is the price society is paying for its complacency." Sgt. Marcil warned even the laws devised by society for its own protection are being threatened. Police were not adequately equipped to combat criMe in the city. "We need additional fire- power, better cars and a wider use of closed-circuit television among other things. "Some of our firearms are outmoded and are only good at short range. The men patrolling in cars should be armed with ri- fles or shotguns or both. "In many cases we have men with revolvers shooting it out with bandits armed with ma- chine-guns." GIVES THEORY Meanwhile, Dr. Denis Szabo, head of the University of Mont- real's criminology department, said in an interview he believes that police shootings are a vis- cious circle that only the police can break. has happened is a rup- ture or breakdown of an unspo- ken agreement between police and ths underworld not to shoot ,-ther." police director Jean- Paul Gilbert, now a criminology professor, said that if the situa- tion continues "there's a dangv that police may begin to react very promptly with the use of their revolvers." "They become nervous and possibly the situation can de- velop that they decide not to take chances by waiting for the suspect to shoot Sgt. Marcil said that police- rr-tjii feel frustrated, not because they are being shot at, but be- cause of the sentences certain criminals receive, escapes from penal institutions and prema- ture paroles from prison. He said that the policeman is tile sworn front line of defence against assault on life and prop- erty. "If that front line is not sus- tained by the stern will of soci- ety, it is obvious we are going to deteriorate into a situation of open and sterile war between those who respect the law and those who break it." Meanwhile one man was charged Thursday with the at- tempted murder of Det.-Sgt. Berthiaume. Arraigned was Gilles Belanger, 23, who pleaded not guilty to a charge of non- capital murder. He was also charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Police were still hunting for a tall, thin Negro man in connec- tion with tile shootings of con- stables Thibodeau and Michaud. Constable Thibodeau was still reported in critical condition in hospital early today. -----Saturday, Sepltmbir It, 1971 _ THE LETHBRIDuE HEKAID CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AT THE MET Jerome Mines, who has sung for 25 years for the Metropolitan Opera, enjoys laugh with his wife tucia during reception held in his honor at the Lincoln Centre. Mines, a basso, made his debut on Nov. 21, 1946, as the sergeant in "Boris God- unov." Drag abuse goes to sweepstake approved EDMONTON (CP) A 000 sweepstake in support of re- search and hospitals in Albcr- i ta has been approved by the attorney-general's department. I The Shriners and Lions Club will participate jointly ta the fund-raising project. Tickels will go <-n sale Nov. 1 at and the final draw will j be made May 24. Proceeds will be shared by the Shrine hospitals for crip- i pled children and the Lions' j medical research and erluca-1 tlon projects, hospitals and lo- cal community projects. j Housing loan for Indians OTTAWA (01') _ A federal loan to the Samson In-; dian band has been approved j for housing on the Ilobbema In- dian reserve in Alberta, Cen- tral Mortgage and Housing Corp. announced loday. Construction of two new sin- gle-family dwellings and the moving and re-establishment of sovon exi.vlitif! dwollinos arc included in tile project. Houses will bo leased on n rcnt-to-in- como basis. OTTAWA (CP) Drug abuse patterns of tomorrow will span the use of multiple drugs, a re- newed interest in cocaine, an upsurge in heroin and growing numbers of women drug users, i These trends shape them- selves in centres of drug taking on both sides of the Haight-Ashbury in San Fran- cisco, East Village in New York, the Old Town of Chicago, St. Louis and, in Canada, Van- couver. "Like ripples in a pond, they, radiate Dr. George R. Gay of the Haight-Ashl-ury free clinic told the World Medi- cal Association. "This is the year of multiple drug abuse, partly because of the unavailability of high grade heroin. j "Next year may well be the year of the G.I. junkie. "We are seeing a trend to co- caine and highly-concentrated heroin abuse among returned Vietnam veterans." NOW ONE IN THREE j Where 10 years ago only one j in seven drug takers was a j w o rn a n, Haight-Ashbury is seeing one in every three. The clinic serves an area where the flower children of a j decade ago have been replaced i by ragged youngsters who pan- handle to support an addiction. "We are dealing with a dope- saturated young population who have come to the ultimate in! any Dr. Gay' said. Dr. J. J. Huot of Montreal's St. Jean de Dieu mental hospi-j tal said abuse patterns in this' country "start from the west coast and come east." "We can predict a lot more heroin in Montreal in a year or tU'O." Dr. Gay and Dr. Huot both appealed for more clinic set- tings with detached workers in the 21-25 age group able to live j in the "counter culture" and guide drug takers to medical! help when it is needed by them. In a study of socio-economic factors in drug use among youth. Toronto sociologist Dr. Merrijoy Kelner suggested that' the end result may be a shift In power structure in the next gen- eration. You're looking at one of the world's great educators. When it comes to providing cash for the kids' college education, Sun Life is in a class by itself. Let's talk it over. GORDON N. HOPKINS 515 7th Street South Phone 327-3815 Res. 327-1994 SuiLife OFCANADA First meeting SPRINGS [ron Springs United Church Women held their initial meet- ng of the season at the home of Mrs. J. E. Jorgensen. Mrs. Thompson of Lethbridge was the guest speaker, ad- dressing the women on the an- nual conference in Calgary. The group will meet in Octo- ber at the home of Mrs. D. kmo. TRADE WITH CHINA KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) This Himalayan Hindu kingdom is swapping 1614 tons of chili spice and wheat flour to China for goats and sheep to slaughter In honor of its gods, an official spokesman said here. The animals will be slaughtered in temples on the final day of the current 10-day Dussehra festival, Nepal's main celebration, which symbolizes the gods'a ultimate victory over evil. THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA SENATE invites submissions The Senate of The University of Alberta will hold its regular Fall meeting on November 19, 1971. li is the duly of the Senate to inquire into any matter liiot might tend to enhance the usefulness of the University, and to receive and consider submissions from those who have suggestions to offer in this regard. Individuals or groups wishing to make submissions to the Senate for consideration at its Fall meeting should direct their submissions in writing to Mr A. D. Cairns, Secretary of the Senate, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, not later than October 8. 1971 Such submissions will then be passed to appropriate Senate committees for preliminary study prior to the meeting of the Senate. Persons wishing to appear before the Senate m support of their submissions should advise Mr. Cairns to this effect. Any other persons wishing to attend the meeting should also contact the Secretary. Avoid last minute problems by applying early. You'll get better and faster service. Get passport applications at any post office, travel agency, airline or steamship company. DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS P.S. Check your application care- fully 35 per cent of applicationi are delayed due to errors I INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER HENRY PLAZA JIM GK.ru, K. V. "MICK" OWSLEY International Harvester Co. of Canada Lid., is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Henry Plaza, Mr. 1C. V, "Mick" Owsley, and Mr. Jim Grill lo the sales staff of their farm, industrial and motor truck repair operation in Lethbnogc. o These gentlemen are widely known throughout Southern Alberta, and each brings a wealth of ex- perience to his new position. We extend an invitation for old friends and new customers alike to drop in and see these gentlemen, in their new positions. INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER SALES SERVICE 304 Stafford Drive, Lethbridge ;