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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August LETHBRIDGE Dateline Alberta Cavalcade goes ahead NORDEGG (CP) The 17th annual David Thompson Cavalcade will be held as scheduled Saturday despite a major forest fire that is burning in this west-central Alberta region. Lou Soppitt, president of the Rocky Mountain House Chamber of Commerce, said the decision to hold the cavalcade was made at a of chamber meeting directors. Participants in the cavalcade will spend part of the time at a campground only eight miles from a forest fire that covered acres today. About persons are expected for the cavalcade, originally organized to promote the construction and paving of the David Thompson Highway. Taxi company accused CALGARY (CP) A Calgary taxi company is facing charges that it violated the human rights of a prospective employee by refusing to hire him because his hair was too long. Killarney Taxi Co. Ltd. was called before the Human Rights Commission to explain why it refused to hire the man. Dan Wolk. company president, told the Calgary Taxi Commission the man "looked like a mass of hair" and that he was following a suggestion by the taxi commission that drivers be clean cut and well groomed when dealing with the public. Domtar talks reopened CALGARY (CP) Contract negotiations reopened Wednesday between striking employees of Domtar Packaging Ltd. and the company in an effort to end a four week shut down Of the box manufacturing plant. About 105 members of Local 1116 of the United Paperworkers International Union walked off the job July 3 to back up demands for a wage increase of 95-cents per hour. The union is seeking a one year contract. The current base rate is per hour. Gov't action explained EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government turned down a request for million to expand facilities at Calgary's McMahon Stadium because "the government believes professional sports should be able to stand on its own merits." Dave Russell, municipal affairs minister, said Wednesday. "The majority of the money requested by the McMahon Stadium committee would go towards adding 7.000 seats and covering 3.000 seats. This expenditure would not be of any direct benefit to amateur sport in Calgary." The minister said in a prepared release that the denial of funds should not be compared with the government's grant towards Century Calgary celebrations in 1975. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge...... 78 50 Pincher Creek 77 50 Medicine Hat 81 56 .02 Edmonton 67 43 Grande Prairie 68 44 Banff........... 79 54 Calgary......... 71 54 Victoria 82 56 Penticton....... 91 62 Prince George 80 56 Kamloops....... 94 58 Vancouver...... 79 59 Saskatoon....... 74 54 Regina 83 50 Winnipeg 78 57 .22 Toronto......... 76 55 Ottawa......... 79 56 .19 Montreal 76 59 .33 St. John's....... 68 57 Halifax......... 69 59 Charlottetown 73 60 Frederic-ton..... 76 56 Chicago 72 67 New York 88 76 Miami.......... 90 78 Los Angeles..... 81 68 Denver......... 86 56 .14 Las Vegas ......101 83 .08 Phoenix ........107 80 .33 Athens 93 73 Rome 88 66 Paris........... 82 61 London......... 70 61 Berlin.......... 79 54 Amsterdam..... 72 57 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Regions Today and Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs near 80. Both days. Lows tonight 50 to 55. Calgary Regions Becom- ing sunny this morning. Highs near 75. Overnight lows near 50. Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs near 80. Columbia Kootenay Regions Today and Friday: Clear and warm. Highs both days in the 90s. Lows tonight 55 to 60 except 45 to 50 in the Columbia district. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Sunny and mild today. Con- tinued mild west Friday not so warm east with widely scattered showers or thunder- storms. Highs 80 to 90. Lows 50 to 60. West of Continental Divide Sunny and hot today and Friday: Highs 90s. Lows 50 to 60. CAB COOLERS Be prepared for the hot weather. Get a Comfort King or Coldaire cab Coolers to keeK dirt, dust, heat and insects out of your tractor or combine cab. The air is cleaned and cooled for comfort on those long hot days. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway 6 a.m. to 12 midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Kingsgateopen 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Rooseville 8 a.m. to midnight. (Times in Mountain Daylight Time.) Witness refuses to answer EDMONTON (CP) A lawyer for Aid. Alex Fallow suggested Wednesday that two city developers. Eskandar and Raphael Ghermezian, "don't have a nickle invested in the Westgate Shopping Centre." Peter Owen was speaking at an inquiry called after Aid. Fallow said he was offered a gift by Raphael Ghermezian because the alderman had voted in favor of the rezoning that would permit the shopping centre planned by the brothers. Eskandar Ghermezian, however, has testified that Aid. Fallow asked for the "I am attempting to demonstrate that things are not as they appear to be as far as evidence that has been given by this witness concerning his dealings in the particular development (Westgate) that has triggered this whole said Mr. Owen. He had asked Eskandar Ghermezian what financial interests he and his brother held in the Westgate land. Mr. Ghermezian, saying "that is my business." refused to answer the question, sparking a 15- minute legal argument in which the Ghermezians" lawyer suggested the question was irrelevant. Mr. Justice William Morrow of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court decided to "reserve on the decision and see how the rest of the evidence unfolds." RETAINER RETURNED Earlier Wednesday, Eskandar Ghermezian testified that Aid. Ron Hayter returned a retainer to the brothers when he learned that they had a proposal coming before city council. Mr. Ghermezian said Aid Hayter's company. Ron Hayter News and Public Relations Services, had been retained by the Ghermezian firm. Parkview Plaza Inn. to promote a new hotel. Mr. Ghermezian also told the inquiry that he was not pressured into making a dollar contribution to the campaign lund of Aid. Una Evans in 1972. The donation was made because "I was a Liberal and supporting a Liberal he said. Mr. Ghermezian told Tom Mason, lawyer for T. Eaton Co. Ltd.. that the department store received one-third equity in the Westgate Shopping Centre. Fraud case hearing adjourned CALGARY (CP) A preliminary hearing into fraud charges against the former vice president of a Calgary trust company has adjourned after hearing 23 witnesses and reviewing 402 pieces of evidence. Benny Leonard Purnell, 34. of Lethbridge is charged with four counts of fraud and theft involving almost from transactions in 1963 involving the now-defunct Security Trust Company Ltd. Special prosecutor Chris Evans said he will call one more witness when the preliminary hearing resumes Oct. 21. He said the testimony will come from Grant Jarman. ap- pointed accounting consultant in the case in 1970 by both the Alberta Securities Commis- sion and the attorney office. Clarence Richards, former controller of Security Trust, was cross examined for three days this week by defence counsel Hugh Douglas. Mr. Richards, 62, had been jointly charged with Purnell on the counts but the crown withdrew charges against Richards on the second day of hearings. FIVE DIE IN STORMS TOKYO (Reuter) At least five persons have of them in one other is missing in western Ja- pan after heavy rainstorms, police said Thursday. The storms left 26 injured and more than homes flooded. AT DUNLOP FORD Here's the opportunity you've been waiting for. Our inventory demands that we take immediate steps to reduce it by at least in preparation for the 1975 Model Introduction. Profits be hanged! Come in! Make an offer! Every car in stock priced to sell this week. OVER 80 74's IN STOCK READY TO GO! STOCK NO. 1740 2 DOOR HARDTOP, green glo in color with green viny! reef, 351 V8, automatic, P.S., P.B., radial tires, AM iddio! rear speakers, tinted glass, opera windows. STOCK NO. 1795 t- 5 2300cc, radio, white with orange vinyl roof, luxury sports group SAVE UPTOS599JON A 1974 DEMONSTRATOR! I STOCK NO. 1327 1 0 4 f 1974 MUSTANG 2 4 cylinder, automatic, P.S., P.B., radio, ginger glo.............. SAVE HUNDREDS ON THESE OUTSTANDING A-1 USED CARS! STOCK NO. 1175A 1973 MAZDA RX2 COUPE 4 cylinder, rotary engine, radio, 4 speed, air conditioning. STOCK NO. 771A WAGON Blue in color, approx. 17.000J miles, 4 cylinder, roof rack. J" I 4 DOOR HARDTOP >i I Silver with black vinyl roof. 8 I cylinder automatic. P.S.. P.B.. radio, air conditioning, trans- mission just done. STOCK NO. 1660B f STOCK NO. 1619A TG-v -r. GfoC t 2 DOOR HARDTOP V8 automatic radio black Green with white vinyl roof. 8 cylinder. P.S.. P.B.. radio. STOCK NO. 17918 1873 METEOR MONTCALM SILVER ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 2 door hardtop. 8 cylinder, auto- matic, P.S., P.B., radio. 3 STOCK NO. 1797A SPECIAL EDITION! i 2 door hardtop. 8 cylinder. automatic. P.S.. P.B.. radio, air __. conditioning, stereo tape, all vinyi interior. STOCK NO. 1353A 1973 FORD F25C TON CUSTOM j Green in color. VS. 4 speed transmission. P.B STOCK NO. 1789A I372 DATS'JN 12CO 2 DOOR COACH 4 DOOR SEDAN 4 speed SST model. 6 cylinder auto- matic, radio, under 50.000 miles, owner's name available. t 4 STOCK NO. 1S78A 1973 GRAN TORiNG 2 DOOR HARDTOP STOCK NO. 180SA STOCK NO. 1772A 1973PJNTO SOUiRE WAGON STOCK NO. 1228A W Y 0 Copper in color, tan vinyl roof. 8 cylinder automatic, P.S.. P.B radio, approximately 16.000 miles. White in color, approx. Gold in color. 8 cylinder. 3 speed miles, 4 cylinder, automatic, p radio, radio, roof rack, radial tires 2000 cc. automatic, radio, white- wall tires. SALE HOURS Wide Open Daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m ;