Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives Nov 6 1970, Page 8

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - November 6, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press Friday november 6, 1970 the girls of the stage door now who will take the stage monday to i 21 in the towers in the town n country restaurant. The five girl seven revue comes to Winnipeg from Caesar s Palace Las vegas. Nov. Man firemen seek big pay hike comi Mied of Winnipeg firemen after the arbitration Board award this week Are getting annually. The demanded wage hike would amount to an increase of 17.7 per cent plus whatever the Toronto firemen get in their 1971 negotiations. John Melnick president of the Winnipeg firefighters association declined to comment on the wage demands and would Only say that the association is still evaluating the arbitration Board award for this year. Leaders arrested Higgitt continued said in an interview. One Lead is All we want and it will fold like a deck of he said arrests under the War measures act have taken most of the leadership out of police had no reason to be the terrorist kidnappers had left Canada. Every possible Man that can be used on this Case is on commissioner Higgitt added discounting reports that police activity had diminished. There s been no possible he defended police against a kindling up of criticism related to the fact that there have been no Breaks in the kidnapping cases. Or. Cross British Trade com missioner in Montreal was kid napped oct. 5 and or. Laporte was abducted from his St. Lam Bert Home oct. 10. Or. Laporte was strangled oct. 16 and his body was found in an abandoned car Early the next Day. Police had had some bad Breaks in the kidnapping cases he admitted. But arrests were a matter of Progress May have been impeded by the fact that possible informants feared the Fly. There was no justification for some very Nasty things being said about the ramp. One criticism has been that the Force is weak in French speaking officers. Commissioner Higgitt strongly denied this. Of the 800 ramp officers and men in Montreal 39.2 per cent were bilingual and More than 70 per cent of these had French As their Mother j Tongue. I in the Kidnap investigation it self. 96.5 per cent of the ramp involved were bilingual and a heavy majority were of French descent. Commissioner Higgitt said he is unable to confirm that Assas i Sina Tion lists seized by police during the last two years Are of Fly origin but this could t be j discounted. I he said the ramp has not asked any prominent one Beers i to leave the province during the current troubles. A number of prominent men and their families Are believed to have kit Montreal since the kidnappings. About 100 names had been of Ted on various assassination lists found by police. Even police arid their families had been threatened with death in the last two years vis Fetters or Calls.

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