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ttawa Journa WEATHER Snowflurrles, then clearing High 30-35; Low near 20 A t ', TV Journal Leisure Section Color Comics ft 87th Year-288 365 Laurier Ave. West K1G 3K6 Saturday, November 18, 1972 Phone 563-3731 25c 166 Pages tsU.1 -. .": ,l:-f EVOLUTION OF A BOULEVARD Elgin Street has undergone a complete metamorphosis within living memory. For a sentimental look back, see the photographs on page 37. EATING YOURSELF TO DEATH? Thousands of Canadians are unhealthy because they don't know what to eat. Weekend Magazine reports on this sad state of affairs and also presents a health food exponent's view on what's wrong with supermarket fare. CHIMO, Ottawa's half-way house to help ex-convicts back to normal community life. Photostory on page 53. JAPANESE TOURISTS like everything about Canada except the maple leaf pins and Mountle letter-openers that say "made in Japan" on the back. Weekend Magazine. Art Ntws end Views, 20 Bt Hssrd Bcmsttln on Words, 22 Births, Deaths 54 Briao 50 am 30 Classified Ads ... 54 -49 Comics SO-SI Crossword 51 Editorials 6 Entertainment 34 Facts of Ottawa 20 FamHy News 22 -2S Financial I-II Horoscope .... 53 Letters to the Editor, 4 Movies 34, 35 Music and Drama, 4a, 49 Night Beat 50 Rad:o 51 Scram-Lets 54 Sports 12 II Travel 42-45 Weather I See today's TV Journal for your lucky number in The Journal BOAC free-trip-to-London contest. THE NATION Sentenced to hang PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. (CP) A 20-year-old youth who killed a prison guard in in escape from a jail at Alexis Creek, B.C., June 2 was sentenced by a British Columbia Supreme Court jury Friday to hang Feb. 27. Gary McNamara of Orillia, Ont., was charged with capital murder in the beating death of John Starchuk, 55, a guard at the Jail. McNamara is the first person to receive a death sentence in British Columbia since Canada's trial abolition of capital punishment began five years ago. Capital punishment now is reserved for convicted killers of prison guards or policemen. Search suspended WINNIPEG (CP) A Canadian Armed Forces spokesman said Friday the search for four men missing in a helicopter Nov. 3 during a flight from the northern Manitoba community of Norway House to Winnipeg has been suspended. The spokesman said both civil and military aircraft were involved in flying about 500 hours and covering 59,000 square miles during the search. The helicopter, flown by Al Giebmanns, 37, of Winnipeg, was under contract to the federal government and was to pick up ballot boxes from the Churchill riding in the Oct. 30 federal election. Passengers on board were Garry Walsh, 32, Nathan Krygen, 22, and Dr. Ian Fraser, J3, all Of Thompson. Doukhobors moved VANCOUVER (CP) Four Sons of Free-Jom Doukhobor women who have refused for several months to eat while at Matsqui, B.C., prison were transferred Friday to Shaughnessy Hospital here. The women. Mary Astaforoff, Tina Zmaeff, Vera Posnikoff and Polly Chernoff, all in prison on arson charges and for parole violations, were transferred to Shaughnessy because of the hospital's better" laboratory and x-ray facilities, said Matsqui medical director Dr. Thunilal Roy. They had earlier won release from Kingston Penitentiary in Ontario after a prolonged hunger strike. Auto strike settled BRANT FORD, Ont. (CP) Tentative agreement has been reached to end a six-week-long strike by 3,300 members of the United Auto Workers at Massey-Ferguson Ltd., plants in Brantford and Toronto, a union spokesman said Friday. The spokesman said agreement was hammered out In Toronto by union and management negotiators. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Elmvale Acres damage may be in $ millions Girl dies in shopping plaza fire " tii -.if.;:-- f:y -Itl i i -"it' ri ;j ,ir "pr jwrTwi: Eli E , 'fi-AM' iv-r ! AV SI sSLfeksSHSMHS FIREMEN SMASH WAY THROUGH LOCKED FIRE DOORS Firefighters found locked fire doors when they arrived at a blaze at the Steinberg sto.e in the Elmvale Shopping Centre. One girl died in an explosion K" "at 'the store bakery. A number of workers fled to the roof of the building, and were rescued by fire department ladders. ' (Journal Photo by The Canadian Press) Aid cut not ruled out Canada might hit skyjacker havens By The Canadian Press External Affairs Min'ster Mitchell Sharp said Friday Canada has not ruled out any possibility in its search for measures to deal effectively with international hijackers. Mr. Sharp told reporters these include such steps as cutting off aid to countries harboring hijackers or cancelling lancing rights in Canada for count, ies such as Cuba. However, he said, Canada would be reluctant to go this far and still hopes an agreement to deal with hijacking can be Scaffolding collapse kills 7 LABRADOR CITY, Nfld. (CP) Seven construction workers were killed and a man critically injured Friday when the scaffolding on which they were working collapsed. The accident occurred at Mount Wright, site of an iron-ore project 30 miles west of liere. The injured worker was brought to hospital here Friday night and was to have been flown to Scpt.-Iles, Que., later but the plane brought here for the transfer left without him. It was believed the man was so badly injured he could not be moved. The men were reported to have been working about 75 feet above the ground building a silo for the iron-ore operation. A spokesman for the Quebec Provincial Police in Sept.-Iles said officers were sent to the scene. worked out at the international level. Negotiations for an international agreement have been go ng under the auspices of the United Nations and the International CivJ Aviation Organization. U.S. controllers would back airline strike WASHINGTON (UPI) -American air traffic controllers pledged their full support Friday to any worldwide strike called by airline pilots to protest failure of effective action to deal with hijackings. John Leyden, president of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), said his union of 16,000 members would "endorse without reservation" any strike called by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Mr. Sharp, who made his comments after meeting earlier in the day with the president of the Canadian Airline Pilots Association, said he is not convinced cancellation of foreign aid would be an effective means to deter hijacking. Aid is given to people and projects rather than governments, he said. "We really don't want to hurt the people of a country just because their goveument may be following bad policies." In Cuba's case, he said, Canada is still hopeful that a bilateral hijacking agreement, exclusive of a possible general international agreement, can be worked out. , Negotiations between Canada and Cuba started earlier this year after an American, Patrick Dolan Critton,' commandeered an Air Canada DC-9 en route to Toronto and forced it to fly to Havana. Turn to Page 5 CANADA fcii i ' 0' v r fit -i ' Ir 1 1 mi ii mi HEARD VICTIM'S PLEAS FOR HELP Paul Panich (right), and friend Mark Riopelle heard calls for help when they arrived at a blaze in the Steinberg store in the Elmvale shopping MalL ' (Journal Photo by Tht Conedoa Prat) By DAVE BRAY, DICK DAVY, DAVE McKAY A 16-year-old girl died Friday -night in the smoke-filled interior of the newly-renovated Elmvale Shopping Mall following an explosion and fire that gutted Steinberg's supermarket. Dead is Helene Cyr of 2094 Saunderson Dr. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Riverside Hospital about 10 p.m. wichin an hour after the fire started. Two boys heard her screams for help but by the time they returned to the locked fire doors with help, the sounds had ceased. When the doors were finally opened, she was found slumped on the floor. v - - . Ottawa fire chief Phil Larkin said the explosion and blaze is being investigated by the local representative of the Ontario fire marshal's office and the Ottawa police. He added . that such an investigation is normal following a fire of the magnitude of the Elmvale blaze or where a death results. Damage is expected to be in the millions of dollars. Firemen from four stations arrived at the scene to find several emo'.oyees on the roof of the bui'ding. Po'ice and firemen using axes broke pad'ocks off the outside of fire doors at the southern end of the L-shaoed building. Ladders were used to bring the stranded, frightened people from the roof. The one - storey building, newly remodelled was opened just one week ago. Firemen, hampered by heavy smoke, cut holes In the roof of the structure and ooured tons of water onto the flames below. . Flames were visible for only short periods of time. No official dam Re estimate was available but all Christmas suml'es had ben broueht In and the.e were destroyed. Fircnen managed to rontain te btoze to the Steinberg's store but heavy smoke and water damage was caused to other stores in the comnlex. Police re-routed traffic from Smyth Road and St Laurent Boulevard. Thousands of homeowners in the area turned out to watch firemen battle the fire in 24-denree weather. Police bad to set up barricades to keen curious onlookers awav from the scene. Myor Pierre Benoit was on hand but was unaware of the traedv when he talked to reporters. He nraised po'ice and firemen for their efforts in fighting the fire. Firemen are still at the scene and will remain there for most of the day. The blaze was brought under contrbl about 3 a.m. They wouldfi believe we heard cries' "They just wouldn't believe we heard someone calling for help," said 15-year-old Paul Panich in a voice choked with emotion as he described his attempts to summon help for someone be believed trapped inside the burning Elmvale shopping centre. Helene Cyr, 16, was taken from the smoke-filled building to Riverside Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Paul said he and four of his friends saw the Smoke from about one block away, . but thought it was fog. "When we got closer, the' smell of burning wood really bit us, and we knew then it was a fire," said Paul. "We rap. to the building and were just passing a door when we heard a- voice calling for help it sounded like a woman's, voice." Foul play theory in woman s death CORNWALL (Special) Police suspect foul play in the death of a 40-year-old woman whose almost-nude body was found Friday In dense bush eight miles north of Long Sault Long Sault OPP said the body clad only in a brassiere -bore signs of violence on the face and hands when It was discovered about 11 a.m. lying face-down in a pool of water. An inspector from the OPP criminal intelligence branch in Police might have shot down students, governor concedes BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Friday it is possible police officers might have fired live ammunition during the Southern University campus trouble Thursday, mistaking buckshot cartridges for tear-gas cartridges. Two young black men died of buckshot wounds in their heads and shoulders during a tear-gas clouded confrontation with po-l'cc in front of the administration building. Edwards said officers told him they had fired no live ammunition, only tear gas. Students told reporters they saw officers firing their shotguns into the crowd. Edwards said the officers were using their shotguns to fire tear gas cartridges, which he-said are similar in appearance to buckshot cartridges. The governor also held out the possibility the buckshot could have been fired from a nearby building by someone other than the police. He also said the two could have been vict'ms of some sort of home-made buckshot bomb fashioned by the students. United States Deputy Attor-n?y-General Ralph E. Erickson announced in Washington that he had ordered the FBI to' enter the case "to' determine whether there was any violation of federal law during the confrontation." Toronto is being brought In to head the investigation, police said. " ; ' The woman whose name was not released but who is believed to have been an Augusta Street resident was found by a Cornwall, tunter, Harold Ca selman. ,f - ' - ''. Mr. Casselman said the body was partially covered with grass And branches. The .'woman's dress was under her body. Police would release few additional details, but the woman is believed to have been originally from southwestern Ontario, married and the mother of two sons. ' .' ' She is, also believed to have been a patient at Cornwall General Hospital last .month. Coroner Dr. Denis Deslauriers said he recalled treating the woman in hospital. mamma He and his friends attempted. -to open the door, but. reaBxed they needed help and ranto the front of the building for fcid. - "Was I eve relieved when I saw the police car,-ttere," Paul said. "I told the policemen about . the fire, and that we thought, someone was stuck in there, but they didn't seem to believe as." Paul and his friend Mark Riopelle finally convinced the officers' they should have look and the boys led them to the door. . : f - -: . Turn to Page 5 THEY Calleyup for parole WASHINGTON (UPI). .The U.S. army said Friday it took the unusual step of ordering a . parole eligibility and clemency for Lt William L; Calley at Ft , Benning, Ga., because of the "unique" circumstance: ur -rounding ' Galley's punishment for mass murder at My Lai, The bearing wilt bff conducted . Nov. 27. by a three-officer, clemency review fxwrrd, an army spokesman said. He said at the "outside -extreme"; it could result In a recommendation that Calley be set. free. :" -1 - Calley, '29, was sentenced to life imprisonment "March 31, 1571, for the murder of at least 2 Vietnamese civilians at' My Lai. Rig sentence' was reduced ' to 20 years at bard labor the following August.!, Normally .'he would have been sent .to the army prison at Leavenworth, .Kan: '."'".v;'';-'?-- . But less than two months 'after Calley's controversial conviction, President Nixon who in 19, had said My Lai was "certainly a - massacre," ordered Calley removed from the Ft Benning stockade and placed under - bouse . arrest in Uhe Georgia Post's bachelor officer quarters. ;-..-rV .:.' '. . ' ,' ' W " a gynecolog Confessions b 1 . ''',' St & Starting in. this issue.1 See Page 2 J:

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