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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 4, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free miss Friday Dice air 4, 1970 Cross in Good shape continued was to be completely Cut off from or. Cross had said he was held a Small windowless room during his Captivity. The terrorist front de libera Tion do. Quebec has claimed responsibility for both the Laporte Kidnap slaying and the Cross kidnapping. Release of or. Cross came after police and soldiers had cornered his captors in the suburban Montreal North duplex in which the Diplomat had been held since his oct. 5 abduction. Late wednesday night apparently in response to what must have appeared to be imminent capture someone in the House threw out a length of pipe containing a note offering to negotiate the Diplomat s re lease in return for the govern ment s offer of Safe passage to Cuba. The offer had been standing since oct. 17. Early thursday lawyers Rob Ert Demers and Bernard Mergler entered the House to begin negotiations. The govern ment had named or. Demers in october to negotiate on its be a if with the Fly. Or. M e r g 1 e has defended Fly members in court a number of times. Reporters were kept at a Dis Tance by a heavy cordon of police and troops. But Early in the afternoon the cordon opened to let through a cavalcade of police motorcycles and cars sirens screaming which escorted a battered 1962 Chrysler at High Speed through Montreal to the Island Man and his world fair site. Recall the army to ask the fed eral government not to Sanction the Public order act and to withdraw the War measures there were shouts from the government benches after the remark. Meanwhile the search for the kidnappers and killers of Pierre Laporte continues. Justice minister Choquette vowed thursday night we will pursue to the end the murderers of or. Whom he called a valiant warrants Are still out for Brothers Paul and Jacques Rose and Francis Simard in connection with the Kidnap pings. Paul Rose is wanted in connection with both the kidnappings while Jacques Rose and Simard Are sought in connection with the Laporte kid napping alone. Five warrants have been is sued. The others Are for car Bonneau now in Cuba and Ber Nard Lortie arrested nov. 6 in an apartment where the Rose Brothers and Simard also hid out. Stakes were High continued Simard and the Rose Brothers escaped police detection by hid ing behind a false Wall in a walk in closet in the apartment. The occupants of the car which included or. Cross Lanctot Carbonneau lawyers Mergler and Demers a girl and a senior provincial police officer held newspapers Over the windows to avoid being seen. Premier Bourassa said later the car was Booby trapped with dynamite. At the exhibition site Ricardo Escartin acting cuban Consul general in Montreal was wait ing to take charge of or. Cross. Perjury cited by judge continued Lane of water Avenue just West of Provencher Bridge. The Easton s truck being driven West by or. Bodner was in a head on collision with a car being driven East by Arthur Ross Norman a student. Or. Norman was killed and or. Lavallee and or. Bodner were injured. The claims against or. Bodner and Easton s cleaners were Laid by lawyer Alan r. Philp on behalf of the estate of or. Norman and by or. Laval i can t see Many or. Choquette said. I can see a siege a Long drawn out siege or other police actions. problem never the note asked that a reporter from be Devoir the weekly Quebec Presse or lawyer Ber Nard Mergler who has often represented accused terrorists enter negotiations. Or. Mergler was selected and an agreement was reached about 1 ., with a total of seven persons getting Safe Pas Sage to Cuba in Exchange for or. Cross or. Choquette said. Robert Demers acted Asne Goti Ator for the Quebec and fed eral governments. Or. Choquette said it was even a tight rope situation in getting the entire group to the Canadian Pavilion on the former site of expo 67, where. Or. Cross was to be released on temporary cuban soil and the seven would be taken to Montreal International Airport. I Don t think that they those found with or. Cross were armed when they reached the Canadian Pavilion. But i am told there was dynamite in the Back of the the car an old beat up Chrysler was driven under heavy police escort by Marc Carbonneau wanted in the kid cd smiling wife has big Date Bern Switzerland a a smiling Barbara Cross said today she Hopes to be reunited with her husband in London saturday. Wearing a Blue coat dress and stroking her Dalmatian Holly she told a crowded news conference at the residence of British ambassador Eric Ley i am deliriously Happy after these Long weeks of tension Dur James Jasper Cross talks to newsmen thursday crisis. Negotiations at the fair dragged out Over provisions for immediate families of the kid Nap suspects to accompany them into exile. But in the Early evening the suspects were taken to Mon Treal International Airport by helicopter and boarded the Yukon which took off at There were he had been tipped Early in the is Theresa Day that something was Hap and was asked to go to the former Canadian Pavilion at expo 67, declared an Exten Sion of cuban territory for Pur poses of dealing with the Kidnap indications tha police were aware of the hide out location before they began surrounding it wednesday night. A top level source in Ottawa said police knew its location for three or four More no less. He also said that Trudel and his wife who were Given Pas Sage to Cuba were arrested wednesday. This seemed to Back up report in Montreal la Presse that an upper level of the hideout was occupied by police for several Days at least. The newspaper said the occupying forces feared raiding the hideout because it might have been rigged with a Dyna mite trap. Carbonneau is the Only person to take Sanctuary in Cuba who has been officially connected with the kidnappings. A War rant for his arrest in connection with both kidnappings was is sued oct. 18. No warrant was issued for Lanctot in the Cross Laporte affair although there were re ports that mrs. Cross identified him As one of the four men involved in the Cross abduction. He was wanted however on a warrant charging him with conspiracy in an abortive plot to Kidnap the israeli Trade com missioner earlier this year. Trudel has been identified As Lanctot s brother in Law but has not otherwise been connected with the Case while Seguin is apparently unknown even to the police. After speaking to her husband by Telephone mrs. Cross said in Berne Switzerland that in my heart i always knew he would be it s wonderful that he s out for or. Cross who once referred in a note passed on by his Cap tors to this bad heard reports of his death on radio in passing judgment wednes Day or. Justice Bastin said that to determine the truth in the matter he had to rely on whether the evidence was consistent with probability in the circumstances. Among those whom or. Jus Tice Bastin found had perjured themselves were Max Ratner president and principal share Holder of Easton s cleaners or. Lavallee and or. Bodner. Or. Ratner and or. Bodner had lied to make it appear that sole responsibility for the Accident Lay with or. Bodner himself. It was to the advantage of Easton s cleaners to have Bodner accept the sole responsibility for the Accident and the provision of the company s Law yer the signing of the bail Bond by Max Ratner and retaining Bodner As an employee would be a Small Price to pay for this or. Justice Bas tin s judgment said. According to Bodner him self such a bargain was made and carried out by Max Ratner and As for or. Bodner i hold that his negligence caused the or. Justice Bastin wrote. He had been driving the truck much faster than the 30 mite an hour limit the judgment said and several witnesses testified his breath smelled strongly of alcohol. Or. Lavallee contributed to the Accident or. Justice Bastin found by sharing his bottle of whisky with or. Bodner when it was obvious that the latter was napping oct. 5 of or. Cross and the oct. 10 abduction of Pierre Laporte Quebec s labor min ister slain oct. 17. Or. Choquette said however that despite the warrant for Carbonneau a 37-year-old former taxi Driver he was not involved in the Laporte Case. Otherwise he would never have been allowed Safe passage to Cuba since people wanted in the Laporte Case Are not included in the Exchange offers from Quebec and Ottawa. Or. Choquette said Carbon Neau s main activity Vas connected to the Cross abduction. With Carbonneau on the flight to Cuba were Jacques Lanctot his wife and child Lanctot s brother in Law Jacques cosette Trudel his wife and Pierre Seguin. An unknown. Or. Cross according to pre Mier Robert Bourassa spent most of his 60 Days of Captivity in a Small windowless room. As or. Choquette put it i can assure everyone that or. Cross seemed in excellent physical and mental in a Brief Chat with or. Cross or. Choquette found him to be stoic and courageous accepting his lot but he was a Man who two months of his try for port fails continued or. Cross had suffered physically to some extent because a Man who was held in detention for two months was bound to have some a videotape of the Conversa Tion was shown on the Csc later. Or. Cross said thursday was one of the happiest Days of my editions on the Churchill sea route battled heavy ice for More than two hours thursday morning in an attempt to reach the port from her overnight an chorale about four Miles off the Manitoba Shoreline. It is the first time a ship has operated in the Vicinity of Churchill this late in the year. The probe made with the a p r o v a 1 of Federal transport minister Donald Jamieson and the encouragement of Mani Toba s Industry minister Leon Ard Evans dampened the Hopes of Many port of Churchill sup porters by proving that in cer Tain conditions the ice shelter around the port is almost impenetrable cant. Paul Fournier said in an interview that the Progress made by the St. Laurent indicates that Early Winter ship Ping in t feasible in the near future. Capt. Fournier who com mands the biggest and most powerful non nuclear icebreaker in the world said larger and stronger commercial vessels will be needed to Challenge the ice. The Captain said we could have made port but it would have taken two he said Strong Northeast winds caused the ice to build up in Hudson Bay along the West already impaired. Or. Lavallee who already had tuberculosis and hearing defects resulting from his imprisonment by the japanese at Hong Kong during the second world War suffered the fellow my injuries in the Accident extensive facial fractures resulting in total blindness severe facial disfigurement some it s almost like being out of Purgatory would be a better referring to his sunless eight weeks or. Cross said it s a Small thing and suddenly you come out of a House and it s a Bright Day like today and you suddenly realize How much a Little thing like that that costs you nothing Means in one s Day-to4ay he described his situation in Captivity As a state of sus Pended animation and said he thought he had seen More than 160 films on television. They were French films so that i m probably the leading expert of the past 30 he joked. But he introduced a More Era coastline. The Northwest wind blows the ice All the Way from Southampton Island 300 Miles across Hudson Bay. The tremendous Force of this mov ing ice causes it to build up on the West Shoreline of the he said Strong Northeast winds caused the ice to build up in Hudson Bay along the West Era coastline. The Northwest wind blows the ice All the Way from Southampton Island 300 Miles across Hudson Bay the tremendous Force of this mov Ingke causes it to build up on the West Shoreline of the the Captain said that though the Normal surface ice on the Bay was Only about two feet thick the pressure caused the ice to build up in layers ant thick pressure ridges. He said some of these ridges were As thick As 25 feet near Churchill Harbor the 57-year-old Captain said the surface ice present on the Bay was no problem for the 27.000 horsepower 13.000 ton icebreaker. We Cut through that like but action would have been completely different. With a West wind moving the ice away from the Shoreline and releasing that great pressure we could have just walked in the Louis St. Laurent had accompanied the United states supertanker Manhattan on part of its voyage through Arctic Waters in the Spring. Rear Admiral Tony Storrs said that the ship s failure to come alongside in Churchill did in no sense mean the project was a failure. Previously we had some idea what the ice conditions were like but now we the rear Admiral said developments in the near future would have to emphasize other things beside a longer season to increase the port s use. Even if you Are prepared to spend vast sums of Money you will still have to go where the ice will let or. Evans said he is disappointed the ship could not make Harbor. Or. Evans disclosed a feasibility study is being done of the possibility of having a Perma nent vessel operating out of Churchill. Or. Evans said the Craft would be Small and would mainly be used to service isolated Northern settlements now being serviced by ships from Montreal. Apparently the Bay clears of ice More quickly than Hudson Strait in the Spring. By having our own ship possibly Provin c i a 1 government owned and operated we can add a sub Berlin holds key ing which like my husband was my own prisoner. But i never gave up looking tired after Only a few hours sleep blonde mrs. Cross said she was too excited to remember her husband s first words when she spoke to him on the Telephone during the night after his release in Mon Treal by kidnappers who held him for two months. But i remember him saying he had seen 162 French films on television and this improved his understanding of the Lan Guage. But he said he spoke very Little with his sitting beside ambassador and his wife Are. Old friends of the Cross family and Canadian ambassador James Roberts she said my husband said he lost a lot of 20 pounds. I asked him what food he had had he just said he did t like it j very much. The kidnappers gave him a Good collection of revolutionary literature but its very unlikely he was continued Stantial amount to your ship Ping after the icebreaker failed in its attempt to get into Chur chill two helicopters based on the ship ferried people six Miles from the Mainland to the ship. The visitors toured the ship and had dinner aboard. Later in the afternoon a reception honouring representatives of the ship s Crew met with Churchill residents in the legion Hall at the reception the Provin c i a 1 government the ship s Crew and Churchill residents exchanged mementos. Or. Sharp said the Assur ances Given Here by himself and defence minister Donald Macdonald that Canadian troops would not be further reduced in the foreseeable future mean that we have no plans for it was not possible to be More specific in terms of years. People can foresee far ther than speaker after speaker thursday agreed that Berlin was the test of soviet intentions and even As nato was meeting Here soviet bloc leaders were mapping their intentions at a Summit meeting in Berlin. Four Power talks on the Sta Tus of Berlin have so far been unproductive. The East German regime of Walter Ulbricht has been unwilling to take Steps to relieve tensions in the divided City. The situation deteriorated with the East germans protest ing the holding in West Berlin last weekend of a meeting of the West German Christian democratic Union party and subsequent harassment of traffic to the West. As far As nato is concerned the Ball is still in the soviet bloc s court although most members will agree that there has been impressive action there since the Spring. Or. Sharp appeared to be just breathing difficulty a fracture note dislocation of the left hip result j my in sciatic nerve damage which caused a paralysed foot constituting a serious walking Landkas and necessitating a foot Brace a fractured Elbow sombre note As he said he did not know his future plans. It May be difficult for me to return to he i be enjoyed enormously my three years Here and it s bit sad that we ended up on this Ter but pressure ridges and rating Force the icebreaker to seek weaker patches of ice so that reasonable Progress can be the Captain said hat. If there had been a West wind the Situ spend More abroad Ottawa up Canada ran a million deficit in internal a Little More cautious this time but still optimistic. He hoped the sterile period of East West relations was giving Way to a new spirit of detente. A turning Point May have been reached. He said. But now it was evident that the soviet Union was hop ing to achieve its Aims at the lowest possible Price and the least change in the status quo. This was not far from the position of sir Alec Douglas Home British foreign Secre tary who warned that a special caution is needed in talks with the soviets. The fact that they might be willing to talk does not mean that their ends have changed said sir Alec. He was particularly cautious on the question of Mutual and balanced Force reductions by a 80 cows killed by fire a fire in a Hayloft destroyed three barns two tractors and 80 head of cattle near Stony Moun Tain Early Friday. The cause of the fire is unknown. The ramp said the fire started about . In the main barn of the John Lozowy farm two Miles Northeast of Stony Mountain and spread to the two adjoining barns. A spokesman for the Stone Wall fire department said the Call was received from mrs. Lozowy. Or. Lozowy had gone out to the barn and found it ablaze. I Don t know How they Man aged to Wake up at that time of the the spokesman said. But it is a Good Job they did or the farmhouse which is not far from the barn area could have gone up the spokesman said the fire department could do nothing but contain the Blaze As the barn buildings were full of Bales of dry Straw. I be known John or. Lozowy nearly 20 years and you could say the fire destroyed All he had worked he said. I talked to him at the fire and tried to get him a doctor or take him to Hospital for a Seda Tive but he would t have any thing to do with mrs. Borowy said she had no idea of How the fire started. One barn was full of Straw Bales about 3.000 and the two adjoining barns were full of he said. We lost 60 mrs. Lozowy said her Hus band tried unsuccessfully to free some of the cattle. Two men with sub machine guns guarded him Day and night and he said he kept hoping they were Well trained in controlling she said her husband did not seem bitter towards bit kid nappers. He was so buoyant. He told me the impression his captors were not very keen on the idea of going to Cuba but it seems they had no she said there was one bad Day in Canada when a hoaxer pretending to be her husband phoned her. I Only found out it was t him when i got a jut suspicious and asked him for the name of the Bull terrier we used to have in India. He did t she expressed gratitude for the support and Comfort from an enormous number of Canad. An friends and hundreds of peo ple unknown to her who sent letters and gifts. She said they came from French and eng Lish speaking canadians. They sustained me through out this will take my husband six months to read clean Bill of health Montreal up Fol lowing is the text of a state ment released by or. David costom and or. J. L. Brandt on the general condition of British Diplomat James Jasper Cross at 4 . Est today or. Jasper Cross was admitted to the jewish general Hospital at . And was seen by his personal physician or. D. Costom and by or. J. L. Brandt physician in chief to the Hospital. Or. Cross medical history during his 60-Day ordeal was quite remarkable except for the Quality and Quantity of. Food he received. On the physical Examina Tion he was found to be in excellent condition in All respects. His blood pressure was quite Normal. The Only aspect of his health at this time is to record a 22-Pound weight loss compared to his weight known about three months ago. He is quite Calm and unperturbed and May be considered to be in excellent health other than possible minor Vitamin deficiencies which Are easily now correctable. Routine and usual investigations will be carried out in the morning. Until these investigations Are completed or. Costom and or. Brandt will make no further the statement was signed by both doctors. Tonal travel payments in the cause withdrawal for the soviet first nine months of 1970, bloc might mean but a few million greater than in the j Miles while the nato forces same period last year. The j would Cross the Atlantic. Dominion Bureau of statistics1 or. Sharp acknowledged hat reported thursday that Canad in this context the exper Cince of e. German Victory hinted ferry blame for two continued ans spent million abroad in the january september the soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 still cast its period this year while foreign Shadow Over the meeting. Re visitors spent million in member one continued Canada. I of the ministers had warned. Fractured shoulder. Or. Justice Bastin made the award to or. Lavallee on this basis for pain and suffering and disabilities. Lost wages for months at seven per cent annual interest losses in future earn Ings and special dam Early oct. 18 after or. La port s body was found i the trunk of a car. Premier Bourassa said Ages of in addition his wife Theresa j was awarded Sixx for wages i or lost when she was off work to Cross would Fly to Britain i i visit her husband in Hospital. Ther today or saturday. Original demands of the Fly for or. Cross release in coded release of 22 a traded political prisoners m Jan or awaiting trial in gift Fly terrorist activity. Bet acre was a us Quebec National when Ca Mflwc Lai Arai Leader or parti urged or Mac Fec to Cwm of in Ike by consent Towsel. Or. Estate receives general damages. 9b9 Legal Erfe j Manchester. E nil and i up a Dmn 4r Aie flies in Sofce of St it a cab Ritof _ and i Lite Kum w Ranc Cam. I Britain. France and Russia have been meeting for the past nine months in so far futile efforts to come up with a new formula which would guarantee the Security and livelihood of 2.2 million West by refiners. The Warsaw pact meeting in East Berlin was called to try and overcome this and other stumbling mocks. But judging from the declaration the War saw pact Powers will continue to maintain Mieir hand position in the Hopes that the West a Fol eventually capitulate and com Promise on fundamental issues. Between two islands in the Strait of Georgia. Anne Hammond. 31, of Victo Ria and her infant son Peter. And Sheila Mae Taylor 17 of Avendale new Jersey were killed As the Bow of the freighter knifed into the port Side of the ferry cutting a 20 foot wide Gash and slicing into three deck Levels. The report said capt Crabbe made the decision to use Active pass in preference to Boundary pass frequented by in band Ocean going freighters like the Sergey Yesenin. Without con suiting capt Nikolai Haustov 41-year-old master of the freighter. His Choice of Active past As route for a vessel of the size of the Sergey Yesenin was nothing Short of foolish when a safer alternative route was a Aufu Only a few minutes longer in it said. He failed to describe sufficiently to capt. Haustov the nature of traffic to be expected in the pass. He produced a ferry schedule which a consulted for of Benefit of capt. This was reflected in other Haustov Well knowing that it portions of the declaration. For com not be relied on at any example it said that pre Condi for such purpose and Par i Lions for a european Security i tic Clarty on this Day conference had now been met among other Likely any Days. Was aware that . Fer Ries i and there i Wick arc no Why the Confer be further Post sages the App Aadu w a pass and on of Are quench i to two or new Tun Dilow posed. J us declaration Fod owed Fey scarcely 24 hours statements at i nato Iura Fei Watt m bras is Jejer this frequency was Jefe that there the no a Avail be to or Sergey pc i r p a a wow Fly pm Ferenec hmm it was. I at the sawn Imp ice Vidva did int inn my Mem declared of treaties list Ninf m Way w we Ami Kassia Muni wore irm of mid atom the if tar Viii Lii 2 Vav a 5 vat web a Feu Way mar of Tom Vbk 09 no mfg

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