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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 7, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaLightning Thunder and 21 inches of Snow a pre season snowstorm tues Day and wednesday morning Lias loaded Northern Manitoba with a Blanket of heavy wet Snow up to 21 inches deep. With the storm came lightning and Thunder and Northwest winds blowing at 30 Miles an hour. Thompson unofficially recorded the most Snow 21 inches reported by wednesday morn ing. Drifts were As High As cars. The Snow front was said to stretch about 800 Miles from Estevan sask., to Churchill Man. For the Winnipeg red River Interlake Souris Dauphin and Bissett regions Only a few Brief Snow flurries were forecast for wednesday and frequent sunny periods Are expected thursday. The temperature however will plummet into the mid-20s, the Winnipeg weather office said. A department of transport weather officer in Thompson Vernon Sadoway reported tues Day night that 10 inches of Snow had been officially recorded but the snowfall was expected to continue Well into wednesday. It did. Or. Sadoway said that three department men As Well As other Thompson Airport employees slept on sofas at the Airport terminal because they were unable to drive the four Miles to town. Or. Sadoway said the Light Ning tuesday produced an eerie Green and Blue colouring against the falling Snow. This unusual occurrence was due to warm air aloft which contacted the cold atmosphere at about feet. Only one Brach Craft air plane landed in Thompson tuesday. The ceiling and visibility were Zero most of the Day. The Pas and flin flon reported a six Inch snowfall. Lynn Lake boasted Clear skies tues Day night. The local government administrator Raymond Moore re ported that trans air jets were Able to land at Lynn Lake while All other airports on the route were out. No fatalities had been reported in Thompson but ramp said numerous minor accidents were attributed to the storm Thompson City manager Carl Nesbitt said that Snow removal equipment operated through the night in an Effort to keep some Janes of traffic moving through the City. At 4 . Wednesday the Fuu Snow Clear ing task Force was in operation. Or. Nesbitt praised the con duct of the Drivers who swarmed the roads during the International Nickel company s shift change in the afternoon. He said that no emergency Calls had been received and that peo ple were helping each other out of the drifts. The senior highways depart ment official in this area Stewart Corbett said that High Way travel was next to impossible. With visibility extremely poor he said the operation of Road Clearing equipment was difficult. One grader was ditched. He said that the size and Sud Denness of the storm had caught the department off base. Most of the equipment is still fitted out for summer and fall work. Or. Corbett said that t h e Snow was unusually wet and Slippery. Cars have been getting through from the Pas to Thompson on Highway 3911 with great difficulty. Chemicals will be used when he snowfall lets up or. Corbett said. The roads will quickly get Back to Normal he predicts when the weather changes. The Weatherman is calling for Sun Shine on thursday. Bob Williams one of the department of transport weather Crew members who have been marooned at the Thompson air terminal for the last 24 hours said at 8 . Wednesday the ceiling at the Airport was 12 Miles. You could land if you could find anything to land he said. Please see lightning Page 6 Manitoba Centennial 1970 Winnipeg free press final edition vol. 78 no. Price 10 cents 15 cents wednesday october 7, 1970 fifa forecast mainly Clear 20 and did police identify themselves did they say they were trying to arrest prowler court asked by Ken Ingle did two plainclothes Winnipeg police officers pro Perly identify themselves when they encountered a prow Ler on the morning of june 27? and Why did t they Tell the prowler they were trying to arrest him these questions Hung in the air late tuesday afternoon Fol lowing examination and Cross examination of a key Crown women attacked witness in the trial of 31-year old Thomas Mason Shand who Jis charged with capital murder i in the june 27 stabbing death of Winnipeg detective Ronald de i Ward Houston 35. Or. Shand is being tried be fore a 12-Man jury in court room no. 1 of the Law courts building during the fall assizes i Duke denies All Toronto up George Clinton Duke made a Blanket denial tuesday of most of the previous evidence at a judicial inquiry contradicting testimony that he had traffic tickets fixed that he held a gun at a woman s head that he fired machine gun bullets Over Lake Ontario and that he beat his wife. Preposterous and stupid was How he described allegations that he had gone out of his Way to cultivate senior Provin Cial police officers or that he had any improper relationship with John p a p a 1 i a Donald red Lebarre or Daniel Gas barring alleged to be men of known criminal activity. The allegations against hint were based on some rumours leftists government rejects demands take Over kidnappers remain silent in Bolivia right Wing forces fail in coup attempt i. Of the Manitoba court of backyard Fence gossip and Agi Queens Bench Eastern judicial tationi., the Oakville ont., Bushel the trial is being pre Nessman told the inquiry. By David Sinclair what have i done to earn it sided Over by or. Justice John m. Hunt with j. D. Montgomery drunk a acting for the Crown and Harry Winnipeg police Are searching Walsh q c for the defence for a Man. Believed to be about tuesday afternoon or. Mont 24 years old. As the result of five i Gomery began examination of sexual attacks on women in the his pc a w less John de Winnipeg area since Friday. K detective who was with Del. A warning was issued by to Houston Al the time of the Stab lice monday for All women to bins. Keep their doors and windows the events leading up to the locked after two cite women incident were outlined for the jury in testimony by Del. Were indecently assaulted in Degroot and detective separate incidents in their James a. Stirling who had Homes on the weekend. Chen called to the stand during a second warning was is the morning. The testimony showed that la Paz Bolivia a leftist forces claimed Victory today Over rightists in the struggle for the bolivian presi Dency and their Leader Gen. Juan Jose Torres marched into la Paz in Triumph. With popular support growing for Torres Gen. Rogelio Miranda the conservative army chief of staff who forced. Alfredo Ovando Candia to resign president tuesday was re ported to have taken Asylum in a foreign embassy. Two members of his Junta also were said to have taken similar Refuge. Torres pledged a new Mili tar civilian government in a speech to the people and said it would be a popular one of the 1 Locasc see Duke Page 6 i please see leftists Page 16 . Quits meetings on Mideast peace warning was is sued by police tuesday after three women were assaulted in detectives Houston. Degroot served Blunt notice on the Sovi the downtown area monday and Stirling along with patrol i it Union tuesday that there can within a Span of 35 minutes. Sergeant . Stuart left the be no business As usual until police said they believe the winnipc8 Public safety building there is some rectification of r to assume surveillance duties in i Middle East truce violations. Ern diplomats expressed fear mine Man is responsible Tor All the River Avenue Stra Brook j the . Did this by with-1 privately that the Nixon and five attacks. Avenue area near the Victoria drawing unilaterally from meet j ministration May be Bent on a United nations special that caught the British shortly before 11 . June 26, tons the United states and French As Well As the rus sians by Surprise. The other Western sought unsuccessfully Sudac the . And some West Powers to Dis monday a 26-year-old woman was assaulted shortly before 4 . As she walked in a Lane behind 15 Carllon Street. The Man fled after the woman screamed for help. The second attack came about 10 minutes later when an 18 your old girl was indecently assaulted by a Man. Who grabbed her from behind As she walked along Graham Avenue near Donald Street. The next assault came about 20 minutes later when a 24-year old woman was accosted by a Ings of Pic deputies to the big confrontation with Moscow. Please see police Page 12 four ambassadors Here in a Louill i Hotvet suspension is upheld i later soviet representatives a pea red upset at what had happened. United Stales diplomats acknowledged plainly that the move was a signal to Moscow Sharp tells newsmen Ottawa won t meet kidnappers demands pm Bourassa could be next victims of terrorists by Victor mack1e lie speeches and in private Dis threats. His inclination is in Ottawa staff prime cushions that giving Way to such defy such terrorists and stand deadline passes for release of official Montreal Tice minister Jerome Cho Quette of Quebec today appealed to the terrorist kidnappers of James Cross to release the British Trade commissioner safely. He said at a news conference or. Cross bears no responsibility whatsoever for our inter Nal an apparent reference to demands by some que Cecers for the separation of the province from the rest of Canada. Me described As the gravest form of blackmail the abduction of the British Diplomat Early monday and the kidnappers de mands for he release of imprisoned Quebec terrorists and in Gold. He categorically rejected any such blackmail attempt but said the provincial government remains ready at All times to explore All reasonable ave Nues for obtaining the Safe re lease of or. Cross. Lie refused to answer questions beyond the prepared state ment read to reporters. The statement made no mention of a new Ransom deadline. Or. Choquette read a letter from the front de liberation do Quebec which has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and he said it reiterates the abductors demands. The letter was dated tuesday oct. 6. And timed Al 12 . It also marked delay for 24 hour reporters wondered whether this meant that the see kidnappers Page if pressure tactics and acts of Ter that the . Regards the con-1 minister Trudeau. The Premier soviet i of Quebec. Robert Bourassa Merel a Miles More Linued movement of a up to them acts of however in this lairs Rase supplied egyptian missiles into Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau Rufus a ,0 inc life of a British Diplomat is the prohibited zone West of the May be the next victims of the i ,.arned in involved. The British govern Iii Siim. Mans not any pres. Sure the Canadian govern ment to secure the immediate Suez canal As a deliberate of terrorists operating in tempt to test Washington s re Montreal if the Canadian gov solve. Can mint capitulates to the de As such they said it end an mands of the gang that terror. Of any Middle East settlement but this startling possibility was of Daniel Mclntyre. Said thai also the strategic arms limit raised tuesday by reports com or. Martin who is the student Tion talks and any East West ing out of Montreal that the Quebec Liberal front Fly to has a manifesto for terrorist a South of Portage Avenue. The students civil right to protest Suff advise schoo it it Means by acc Tivi ties that has Trudeau. By Aklene Billinkoff after student appeals to i Man As she was walking Home r a Vucih Cound resident was agreement Over Berlin along Edmonton Street just school trustees questions about j of a Teit front the the ils. Was careful woman after fending the Man a confrontation Between off continued on to her apart i Young people and the police the r r ment on Balmoral Street. Wirf Nipes school Board decided i paper please see five Page 6 Mcnamara going to Senate w c Mcnamara. Suspension of a Daniel Mclntyre student pending i Vestiga All these activities which alternated Between a closed door session in the Board room and a talk fest in the corridor reached a Climax when Winnipeg Detec Tives took three Young men one of them the suspended Stu Dent to the Public safety bumming for questioning. A Winnipeg police spokesman said later the Ramg men were Broshi in for he cause of a Ewi Piatt a Robt pcs the new plan which win Deal with the War in Cambodia and Laos As Well As Vietnam will be plated before the deadlocked Paris alts on thursday by i a. Ato Bassadore Darid k. E. Rare. Mate Focas Hern

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