The Montreal Star from Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 23, 1971 · 1
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The Montreal Star from Montreal, Quebec, Canada · 1

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Friday, July 23, 1971
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Mmtuui FINAL FORECAST: Showers humid (Details Page 4) 40 PAGES FRIDAY JULY 23 1971 103rd Year No 170 PRICE TEN CENTS 0 inter-loto2 1 IT’S A GIFT FOR I 2 BUCKS Parolee sought for Lodger de la Rosbil Dove’ candidate Big Minh eyes Saigon’s top job By GERALD CLARK Editor of The Star SAIGON— General Duong Van Minh who may well become South Vietnam’s next president calls on the Unite 3 States to ensure an honest election but simultaneously rejects American intervention in Vietnamese affairs Such is the ambivalence prevalent here Inside Todays Star Nothing went right for the Montreal Alouettes as they closed out the exhibition season in Calgary Last night the Als lost a 41-8 decision to the Stampeders and this morning they were forced to take emergency precautions when their chartered jet landed in Montreal The special precautions were taken after the plane lost half of its nose-cone tire while taking off earlier from Calgary Details on Page 22 EGG GIVEAWAY: Producers say they'd rather give grade B eggs to poor Page 3 CABLE: L’Allier says new CRTC regulations a new obstacle in dispute Page 3 CHINESE: Peking embassy working - out of plush Ottawa apartment Page 4 BANDAGES: Food and drug directorate stops shipments from Brantford Page 5 EDITORIAL: Mr Trudeau's election philosophy Page 6 VAN HEFLIN: Oscar-award winning actor dies Page 9 FILMS: Martin Malina reviews Visconti’s Death in Venice Page 9 OZAWA: Eric McLean writes about Toronto Symphony conductor Page 9 SUMMER SURVIVAL: Keitha McLean goes to Murray Bay Page 13 YOUTH BEAT: Couple opens gallery for student art Page 14 SEAGRAMS: Montreal will remain its headquarters says new president Page 16 TOP MAN GOES: Robert Bryce Ottawa's top civil servant transfers to Washington Page 16 THE FAIR: What's on at M&HW Page 19 ALBERTA: Premier Harry Strom calls general election Page 21 EXPOS: Astros end Montreal streak at three games Page 22 ROWCLIFFE: Expect the unbelievable in Montreal traffic Page 29 rPollution Index-! PARTS PER MILLION 00 05 15 20 PERMISSIBLE AVERAGE FOR 24 HRS Sulphur dioxide in air for 24 hours up to 800 am Cap - de - By PAUL DUBOIS A coroner's warrant has been issued lor Ludger de la Rosbil 23 wanted for questioning in connection with last week's murder of two young girls in a field near Trois-Rivicres Manwhile Quebec Provincial Police homicide squad detectives are continuing their search for the prime suspect in the double murder Michel Joly 24 Both men were released on parole from Montreal Jail at Bordeaux early last month after serving part of minor sentences for car theft They now are being sought in connection with the murders of Carile Marchand 13 and Chantal C6t4 12 "Big" Minh he is called to distinguish him from another army officer who was known at “Little" Minh Big Minh weighs 168 pounds and stands five feet 11 inches which does indeed make him physically large by Vietnamese standards But he is something else as well — the only “peace" candidate in the presidential race and the man most likely to defeat the current president Nguyen Van Thieu who continues in a hawk-like direction And this is where the fascination intrudes for one would assume that 1 Big Minh represents a genuine kind of opposition But "opposition” in this country does not mean what it does in much of the West — an alternative to existing policies Rather it simply means that one man in this instance Big Minh believes he can do a better job than another Thieu No cease-fire His so-called peace program it was clear from an interview yesterday does not even include a ceasefire offer But Big Minh a man of 55 with slightly greying hair is interesting because his stand — and stature — tell much about the odd way politics operate in South Vietnam There are a few political figures who do believe in a cease-fire and in accommodation with the Communists even to the extent of including them in a coalition government But they are all in jail Big Minh says flatly "I am against a coalition under any conditions” One of the most popular figures in the country he is held up by many as the best man for the job of ending the war At least he has a reputation for honesty and integrity — labels that have not been lavished on Thieu or the vice-president Nguyen Cao Ky Bland in appearance and manner but colorful in his personal history Big Minh received his military training under the French in Indochina and at the Ecole Militaire in Paris He leaped intoprominenceas leader of the group of generals who overthrew the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963 Diem had been a controversial and autocratic leader since 1954 but his death during the coup shocked many Vietnamese who thought presidents were entitled to a more respectable fate There is still mystery about his shooting and Big Minh has made a See BIG Page 4 ‘ am ready to die 9 El-Nur said By BRIAN SILK The London Daily Telegraph (Brian Silk was aboard the BOAC airliner when the Sudanese coup leaders were captured m Libya This eyewitness account was made available to The Washington Post by the London Daily Telegraph) LONDON— The leader of the Sudan coup Lt-Col Babakr El-Nur and his second-in-command Major Farouk Oaman Hamadallah were still being held prisoners in IJbya last night after being kidnapped from a BOAC VC-10 airliner They were taken from the plane early Yesterday after it had been forced to land at Benghazi under threat of being shot down by Libyan fighters There were 109 passengers most of la - Madeleinc sex slayings The girls were reported missing from their homes at Cap de la Madeleine last Friday afternoon when they failed to return from a berry-picking expedition The young girls' bodies were both found lying face down in a field approximately three miles east of Trois-Rivieres shortly after 3 pm Saturday The elder of the two girls had been attacked sexually Police say the two were seen in a Cap de la Madeleine hotel Sunday night They were reported to have left Monday morning for Montreal QPP investigators headed by Sgt Dense smoke during the fire PVM mops up after fire Place Ville Marie’s underground concourse was slowly being brought back to normal today in the wake of yesterday’s fire which gutted two boutiques and damaged several others The massive cleanup task fell on the shoulders of PVM supervisors and store owners while the skyscraper’s maintenance staff continued its strike now in its third week Yesterday's three-alarm fire which saw thick acrid smoke spread them British aboard the aircraft which was travelling from London to Khartoum Many of the passengers who included 26 children slept through the 90-minute drama at Benina airport Benghazi The unscheduled call at Benina came just four hours before the two men were due to arrive at Khartoum in triumph to take their places at the head of the new Sudanese regime The two Sudanese officers offered their captors no resistance “for the safety of the aircraft and other passengers" Following orders from BOAC headquarters Capt Roy Bowyer the plane's captain flew his passengers back to London abandoning the flight to Khartoum questioning Marcel Ste Marie acting head of the force's homicide squad have raided several homes and establishments known to have been visited by the men since their release from jail The raids were carried out in the Trois-Rivicres and Greater Montreal areas Early Wednesday morning police raided a home in the east end of the city only to find Joly had been there briefly an hour earlier Joly is also wanted for questioning in connection with three armed robberies of stores in the vicinity of his sister’s home in east end Montreal at Place Ville Marie yesterday forced throughout the fashionable underground shopping mall broke out shortly after 2 pm in the storage room at the rear of the Mayfair shoe store A spokesman for the fire commissioner’s office said last night that "it looks accidental to us but we won’t be sure until some time later” In less than an hour the fire had worked its way along the false ceiling of the shoe store spreading into the Before he was led away by his Libyan kidnappers Col El-Nur declared: “This will not stop the revolution in the Sudan I am ready to die tor my country” Then he and his right-hand man Major Hamadallah were marched across the tarmac at Benina Airport to captivity Shortly before 3 am yesterday the aircraft — call sign Victor Mike — crossed the coast of North Africa and Mtultr TUNIS Tunisia — Col Babakar El-Nur and Maj Farouk Hamadallah leaders of the abortive coup In Sudan left Libya today for Khartoum the Libyan news agency reported The sister told police she had not seen her brother since he left her apartment about noon last Friday Montreal Jail officials report the two wanted men were constant companions during their stay in prison When Joly was released last month he had not yet completed serving a three-month sentence on a conviction of -attempting to corrupt the morals of a minor after enticing a young girl into his car at Trois-Rivfcres The second wanted man De la Rosbil was paroled last month from a six-month sentence for car theft and assault causing bodily harm Staff Photo by John Dasaott firemen to wear respirators adjacent Aux Elegants women’s wear boutique Although the 100 firemen at the scene were wearing respiratory equipment three were taken to the Montreal General Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and at least 12 were treated at the scene Leo Goldfarb vice-president of Trizec which owns the PVM skyscra- See SMOKE Page 3 entered Libyan air space The first class compartment was in darkness with most of the 10 passengers asleep Col El-Nur and Major Hamadallah were in the two front seats Fast asleep behind him were Eric Anglin first secretary at the British embassy in Khartoum and his wife The emergency began in the cabin as the radio came to life with a message from Benina air traffic control "You must land at Benina” it said Capt Bowyer at first refused saying: "I Shall return to Rome or Malta” Back came the command: "Land at Benina or we shall shoot you down” Faced with this threat Bowyer did not hesitate He told the Libyans he See CHILDREN Page 2 Refugees still streaming to India By FRED BRIDGLAND Reuter GOPALPUR— A huge exodus of refugees was streaming today from central districts of East Pakistan to the Indian state of West Bengal This reporter reached G opal pur an area of East Pakistan countryside about 70 miles northeast of Calcutta by walking about three miles through West Bengal rice and jute fields ami jungle groves What I saw combined with the evidence of a previous visit appeared to confirm that Indian intelligence reports were not unreasonable in estimating that 400000 to 500000 refugees are marching toward India from Bar-isal a southern central district of East Pakistan and Faridpur a central district The current influx to West Bengal See BENGALIS Page 2 Another named in Lachine By EVELYN DUMAS The name of another Lachine councillor was mentioned yesterday before the Quebec Municipal Commission concerning an alleged offer of $200000 in graft to promote a water filtration plant project in the city Councillor Raymond Tessier told the commission it was Councilor Rob-' ert Desforges who told the five other councillors about the offer after a meeting held on July 12 1970 in the office of engineer Maurice Beaudry Mr Desforges resigned from council last spring and the hassle over his replacement led to paralysis in La-chine’s dty council Yesterday councillors Roland Fari-neau and Raymond Tessier both confirmed previous testimony by councillor Leo Bourque that the $200000 graft offer had been made However Mr Bourque had said he had transmitted the offer to his colleagues personally after having received it in a private meeting with Mr Beaudry But Mr Tessier said the offer had been transmitted by councillor Desforges Mr Tessier said that after hearing the offer he had opposed any furtherance of the water filtration plant project Councillors Bourque and Fari-neau also opposed the project from August 1970 on Both witnesses also confirmed that Mayor Jean-Guy CharUer was not present at the July 12 meeting during i which the offer was allegedly made Thatcher is dead Former Premier Ross Thatcher Canadian Press REGINA — Former premier Ross Thatcher of Saskatchewan died early today of a heart attack He was 54 (For story see page 5) 48013 wins Mini-Loto Tickets numbered 48013 win $5000 in the Mini-Loto drawing for the week ending July 23 Tickets ending in 8013 win $500 nnd those ending la 913 win $160

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