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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 15, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaIf you Don t do it it won t get done give the United Way v Winnipeg free press final edition vol. 78 no. 15 Price 10 cents 15 cents thursday october 15. 1970 Sunrise Moonrise . Sunset . Moonset . Matt to no j or ma1inly sunny 30 end 55. More than 51 feared dead steel Bridge collapses 19 a idly hurl in australian disaster by James Shrimpton Melbourne Australia Reuter fifty one men were feared killed today when a Section o a huge new steel and con Crete Bridge collapsed atop wooden Sheds where work men were eating lunch. Thirty bodies were recovered but 21 men were missing and feared dead in the debris. Nine teen survivors were taken to Hospital some with serious injuries. Sixty seven welders were strengthening the Concrete Span with heavy duty steel when part of the Bridge tumbled Down. The West Gate Road Bridge costing about million was scheduled to open Early next year to provide Melbourne s Western suburbs with an eight Lane traffic link Over the Yarra River to the City Centre. Between 70 and 80 men were working on or near the 450-foot Bridge Section which crumbled and fell 134 feet on to the River Side Sheds where dozens of other workmen were taking their lunch break. Please see steel Page 18 four missing on Lake four Manitoban Are missing and presumed drowned at Island Lake 300 Miles North East of Winnipeg. Missing Are Janice Paukovic 22, of was Sago Mack Man. Nyal William Knuff 21. Manager of Hudson s Bay co. Store at Wass Adomack. William Daniel Morrison. 21, manager of the Hudson s survival Day proved disastrous for Indian affairs minister Jean Chretien wednesday As he took a spill during a noon hour bicycle race in downtown Ottawa. The Federal official wound up with a bump on his head. See Story on Page 28. At St. Theresa Bay co. Store Point Man. James William Purmal 21, dark in Hudson s Bay co., store at St. Theresa Point. Ramp said that the woman and three men were last seen leaving St. Theresa Point is land Lake Man., at . Saturday bound for Garden Hill nine Miles across the Lake. Borowski action reversed six employees reinstated sentenced to hang in june Shand found guilty jury out one hour accused and lawyer protest innocence by Ken Ingle Thomas Mason Shand 31, was sentenced wednesday to hang for the murder of Winnipeg police detective Ronald Edward Houston 35. It took a 12-Man jury less than an hour to consider its ver dict and find Shand guilty of capital murder in the june 27 stabbing death of det. Houston. Moments later the jury made a recommendation of no Clem ency. It took or. Justice John m. Hunt of Manitoba court of Queen s Bench Only seconds to pronounce sentence. Execution was set for a nne 10, 1971 at heading Ley jail be tween 1 . And 6 . Shand was the second person in less than a year to receive the death sentence from a Manitoba jury. Clifford Wickett Lurvey 53, of Vancouver was convicted March 12 in the shooting death of const. Leonard Shakespeare of the St. Boniface police Force. Pronouncing of the death sen tence automatic upon conviction on a charge of capital murder brought to an and s h a n d s gruelling seven Day trial in which 43 Crown wit Nesses gave evidence. The trial was held in courtroom 1 at the Law courts building during the fall assizes of the Manitoba court of Queen s Bench Eastern judicial District. Immediately before passing govt. Expected to introduce emergency Bill Cabinet reported to favor special measure rather than invoking War measures act by Victor Mackie Ottawa staff the Canadian government is expected to introduce a special emergency Powers measure into the House of commons to Cope with the threats against peace order and Good government by the Flo it was Learned Here thursday from informed sources the Manitoba civil service commission has reversed disciplinary action taken by transportation minister Joe Borowski against six employees of the Dauphin Branch of the provincial highways department. The commission in a decision released wednesday announced that All six of the employees would be reinstated at full pay. Greatly reduced penalties were please see four Page 13 levied against three of the men ., Russia China hold atomic tests while the other three were com Pletl absolved. The employees were disciplined by or. Borowski in a gust following in intensive High ways department and police investigation into the activities of the Dauphin office Between 1962 and 1969. On aug. 5, or. Borowski told the Manitoba legislature that three former progressive conservative highways ministers were implicated in the Dauphin highways department scan dal7 in that they knew or ment testified they had no Way of verifying that employees had worked certain hours for the department and had to accept the word of the foremen who made out the time record. De spite this they signed the payroll certifying them Correct. The foremen who falsified the time records or. Senick were not disciplined by or. Borowski. Garth Metcalfe managing director of the Manitoba gov moment employees association which represented the disciplined employees at the Corn should have known what was going he was subsequently suspended from the morning sitting of i please Sec Bokowski Page 17 i uie legislature when he refused to withdraw the remarks. The civil service commis Sion s decision in addition to reinstating All of the says that certain officials i Iwho have been Given signing Washington f special years to plan an atomic Wear authority tons the United states. a spokesman for the the soviet Union and a pro China Atonic Energy commission said. Me Loviei Union Ana Kcf Una pr0bably resulted from exploded nuclear sheer coincidence testimony to the commission wednesday the first time in i tvrs a it last week by Walter Senick As history that three nations him z a pm that he had falsified pay records on direction from sentence or. Justice Hunt had asked Shand if there was any thing he wished to Siy and he had replied in a Clear steady voice yes i am not guilty he then stood impassively As he was sentenced and the Date of his execution set. An Appeal to the Manitoba court of Appeal is automatic in the Case of conviction on a charge of capital murder the Only charge in Canada to still carry the death penalty. And if necessary attempts to save Shand s life could Lead to an a peal to the supreme court of Canada or finally to the Feder Al Cabinet. There have been no executions in Canada since 1962. Wednesday the jury in the kidnapping Deal asked prominent one Beers want prisoners freed Montreal up a statement by 10 prominent Quebe cers wednesday night asks the Quebec government to free 23 convicted or accused terrorists in return for. The lives of a Cabinet minister and a Diplomat both abducted by the terrorist front de liberation do Quebec. The statement read at a news conference by Rene Levesque. Leader of the separatist parti quebecois is signed by Claude Ryan publisher of Montrealle Devoir Louis Laberge presi Dent of the Quebec federation of labor Yves Charbonneau president of the Ember Quebec teachers corporation and other Community leaders. The statement supported a government decision sunday to appoint a mediator to negotiate the release of labor minister Pierre Laporte and British dip Lomat James Jasper Cross. But it said it is urgent that an army sets up base Quebec up a group of Shand trial spent the Day listen please see Shand Page 15 10 Canadian armed forces Sig Nallen wednesday moved into offices adjacent to Premier Bourassa s own office in the National Assembly building. Observers said the action is unprecedented and that the Ca Nadian armed forces had never before been called inside the As Sembly buildings a spokesman for the pre Mier s office said a communications system has been set up through which men at the nearby Val Cartier base could be summoned by the government at a moment s notice. A written authorization per mitting the 10 army men Access to the legislature buildings specifies that the number of men May be amended. In the Cabinet is believed to Nave decided on a special act of parliament rather than resort ing to the drastic move of invoking the War measures act by order in Council. Prime minister Trudeau be fore the special legislation is introduced would Brief the two former prime ministers John Diefenbaker and l. B. Pearson. The special measure would enable parliament to debate the move and when passed it would give police sweeping Powers of investigation search and detention. Montreal up talks aimed at freeing two political hostages held by Quebec terror its were up in the air today h the kidnappers spokesman n Montreal and the government lease see special Page 35 Trudeau cancels Fly demand for the liberation of the 23 so called "political1 prisoners be met immediately. It also criticized severely statements by Premier John Robarts of Ontario that Quebec province is heading for open the statement said any fur her delay in releasing the prisoners would harm the Honor and dignity of All another delay would mean the abolition of social and Politi Cal liberties in Quebec. The so trip by Victor Mackie Ottawa staff prime minister Trudeau has cancelled his 10-Day visit to Russia be cause of the emergency situation arising out of the Fly kidnappings in Quebec. The prime minister made the Surprise announcement in the commons thursday in response to an opposition member s ques Tion. He said last tuesday he had sent a message to the russian government indicating that it Lution can be found Here and not might be necessary to cancel his outside the please Sec Trudeau Page see prominent Page j7 n 1.depaurtmcnt pc Allie the r his Superior. The commission shots i were underground while the Rich out atomic weapons tests j red chinese test took place in on the same Day. He atmosphere above lop nor it sometimes lakes several Sinkiang province. The Underground test was its 25th j it his year the soviet i passed concern Over an appear Ider round test was its sixth this Lack of supervision in or. Borowski s department and recommends that the internal control of the highways department be reviewed. Several officials of the depart maoist Feather chinese Here see trouble although they quietly accept1 i am sure that in half Ai or. Bourassa told a news con Ference wednesday that All Nee Cussary precautions will be taken to protect members of uie As Sembly at an emergency session to discuss the medical care situation today. The Public would probably be admitted but the subject had not yet been discussed by the Cabinet. No decision made on police role please see army Page 27 by Victor Mackie Ottawa staff prime t ulc Winnipeg s i chinese Community fear Cana year maybe a Little longer the maoist movement will be grow i ing in Canada much faster and soviet plane hijacked Trabzon. Turkey father and son team of Hijack ers seized a soviet Aero fax air liner Over s o u t h e r n Russia today and forced it to Fly to this turkish town on the Black sea Coo s5. Turf is officials re pred. They said a shot dead Sheric test was its first since sent 29. 1969. The chinese test took place at 3.30 . Not and was the 11th chinese test and 10th in the atmosphere since its first test six years ago. The chinese explosion was de scribed As having a yield of three Megatons equal in Force to three million ions of int. This is the same size As j the last chinese atmospheric ten and is believed to be a test i of a warhead that can either be carried or delivered by an intermediate Range ballistic Asper May seek Liberal leadership the i to Floenda Liberal circles to Test took place Starr Day indicated i. H. Fizzy feel be few the Nevada desert Asper of we mpg win be a described by be cakes Jab for be of being in the Low u Interne be Manitoba Liberal party. Or. Asper. A summer. Any Trade Between he said tie if Eft of to Money be Twat in Haill. Be partly Nedet. Or. Lee. Main tool in to aka fool Gwi Rritt he Bof salary wart feg i tots in tuft. Loorine Foht this Vutter it tougher Laws urged Ottawa up the com Mons Beard a wednesday for Tough new i the criminal Mak Ift membership in the Nurt de liberation do Quebec a crime to sop terrorist arts a the Row of m Quebec. H y 1 i i cd Appel jew Atnif on fee third to Fly m w for

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