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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Ex-Chief Pilot At Lethbridge Quits Aircan BY BORIS MISKEW MONTREAL {CP) Her- bert W. pilot-exec- utive who spent more than M years helping to build Air Canada to U the world's sev- enth-largest air carrier, has gone into early BK immediate aim "to make up for the last Eve years." A few years ago the Winni- peg-born former bush pilot and airline captain appeared destined to become Air Can- ada's president, succeeding Gordon McGregor, the RCAP hero woo had taken charge of the Crown corporation after the Second World War. In- the government chose Yves Pratte, a Quebec City lawyer, as Mr. McGregor's successor. Mr. McGregor has said that the directors of the airline agreed in 1966 that Mr. Sea- grim should be made execu- tive vice-president and tbat Mr. McGregor should devote his remaining time in office to fitting him for the presidential post. "Then the board changed almost completely and I was asked to extend my serv- ice as president for a Mr. McGregor told an inter- viewer after his own retire- ment. He felt the government wanted "an individual more susceptible to government wishes" than be had been, and he thought the govern- ment "doubted very much if this would be true of Sea- grim." Friends said Mr. Seagrim was perplexed during the' last days before Mr. McGregor's formal retirement and left un- sure of bis future with the air- line pending the naming of Mr. Pralle to the top post. Air. Seagrim actually de- rided on Dec. IS, 1968, to can it quits, but agreed to stay on until March 31 this year lo give Mr. Pratte 'a band with his new duties. He said be has found Mr. Pratte to be an intelligent ex- ecutive and be is optimistic about the continued growth ol Air Canada, which be consi- ders to be as good as the best in the world. But for the time being, the 57-year-old Mr. Seagrim is in- erested only in "fishing, xinling, sailing and a lot of re- laxation." 'A whole year and doing all the things I could not do in the past while help- ing to build the airline into a operation with employees." What about a second career, after this well-deserved vaca- tion? "I've had some approaches and, after a long holiday, I may go looking for another job. But right DOW I'm not thinking about that at all." U.S, Troop Offer Contained In Kiel Correspondence business Spotlight HEKBEHT W. SEAGRIM On March 1, 1938, he new the first TCA airmail west from Winnipeg to Regina, with another pilot Liking over from Regina to Lethbridge, Alta. In be moved to Vancouver and operated to Winnipeg and to Seattle from there. During the early years of the war be served in his spare time with other Vancouver- based aircraft captains as test pilot for the Boeing overhaul plant at Sea Island, B.C. WROTE BASK MANUAL In 1943, be was made chief pilot for TCA's western re- gion, based at Lethbridge, a job that consisted mainly of flying instruction to meet the demands of the rapidly ex- panding airline. The following year be re- turned to Winnipeg and be- came director of flight opera- txns. During this litre be took on the job of writing the bade flight and instructional proce- dures, many of which remain in the manuals today. When the company head- quarters moved to Montreal, Mr. Seagrim was named gen- eral manager of operations and later vice-president of op- erations. He became executive vice- president in 1966 and first vice-president in 1969 follow- ing the appointment of Mr. Pratte to take charge of the airline. Film Beauty Anita Louise Dies At 55 HOLLYWOOD (AP) Ac- ress Anita Louise, a child per- onner whose blonde beauty brought her movie and televi- sion fame as an adult, died of a brain hemorrhage. She was" 55. Miss Louise, wife of business- man Henry Berger, born Anita Louise FremauH, had her last well known role m the televi- sion series My Friecd Flicka of the 1930s. Before that, as a con- tract player for Warner Broth- ers and Columbia Pictures, she appeared in such movies Madame DuBarry, The Fire- bird, I Give My Love, Mid-1 summer Night's Dream, Antho- ny Adverse, The Story of Louis Pasteur, Judge Priest and Green Light. Her first husband was Buddy Adler, who became production chief at 20th Century For after their marriage in 1940. He died in 1960. Miss Louise mar- ried Berger in 1952. As a beautiful child, Miss Louise first became famous as the "Post Toastjes Girl." Besides her 'husband, Miss Louise is survived by a son, Tony, and daughter, Melany. WINNIPEG (CP) Corres- pondence between Louis the firebrand founder of Mani- toba and one of his emissar- ies lo Otlawa has been discov- ered and turned over to the pro- vincial archivist. The documents, all thought to have been destroyed by fire, in- clude the journal of a delegate from Kiel's provisional govern- ment to Ollawa and an offer of American troops and arms to the rebels. The documents came to light wben Lionel Dorge, a history professor at St. Boniface Col- lege was gathering material for a thesis. Most of Ihe material is part of the records of St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church that thought to nave been de- stroyed by fire ia 1957. COVERED TALKS The prize discovery is the journal of Rev. Noel Joseph Richot covering his talks with Ottawa, over 100'- years ago where be was a delegate from the provisional government of the northwest. The yellowed, K page jour- nal covers events and discus- sion which took place between April 12 and May Armed with.a 20-point bil of rights, Ihe parish priest was one of three men sent by the provisional government to dis- cuss the terms of the Red Riv- er settlement entering into Con- A number of letters between Riel and the priest were also uncovered. Prof. Dorge said much of the contents involve social amen- ties and chit chat but that one teller concerns the progress of the bill of rights. The offer of troops and arms to support the provisional gov- ernment was dated April 4, ISM, rom the American Annexation and signed by George W. Gibbons. The aim of the league, print- ed over the letterhead, said "the national safety of the U n i t e d States demands the acquisition of all North America and the West India islands." federation. Australia Goh Tough CANBERRA Australia will impose heavier penalties in an attempt to com bat the problem of drug traf ficking, Customs Don- ald Chipp .said here. Under new legisation drug trafficking would carry a fine or 1 years in jail, or both. In simple pniBfaaeB cases the penalty would be or two ia jail, or both, Mr. Chipp Mid. BECOMING RARE Only 40 California condors wrc Men when bird vatchcr made their last check of the dry coastal mountains a few years April 17, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD _ 19 Credit Controls Stalled By CAKL MOLL1XS OTTAWA (CP) A new of the Changing pattern of consumer credit in Canada shows one possible reason why ederal of f icials are taking longer than expected to devise controls. Target date for anti-inflalioa- ary legislation to stow' the growth of consumer borrowing us been put off to about July 1 rum an original goal of around the end of this month. A survey just published by T. R. Wright, consumer credit expert with the Dominion Bu- reau of Statistics, faces the shifting importance of various components of total consumer debt in recent years. The figures suggest that merely reviving the kind of Grain Crusher Kills Farmei- LACOMBE (CP) Claude Lodgord FrizzeD, 51, was killed in an accident with a grain crusher on his Lacombe dis- trict farm! Police said Mr. Firzzen was strangled when his clothing be- came eotacgied in the rotating shaft of the grain cusber. Lacombe is 75 miles south