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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August LETHBRIDGE HERALD-3 Dateline Alberta Fire crews sent to B.C. EDMONTON (CP) Two native fire fighting crews from Alberta have been flown to British Columbia to fight forest fires in Glacier and Mount Revelstoke national parks. The two 25-man crews were transported in three DC-3's from the Footner Lake Forest in northern Alberta at the request of the national and historic parks branch of the Indian affairs department. They were taken to a 400- acre fire six miles east of the Rogers Pass and to a 640-acre blaze 16 miles east of Revelstoke, B.C. Both fires were out of control and Alberta had the only crews readily available to fight them, an Alberta lands and forests department spokesman said Wednesday. Game farm may be sold EDMONTON (CP) Al Oeming says he is considering selling the Alberta Game Farm, a zoo 15 miles east of Edmonton. Mr. Oeming said in an interview that the Dunsh Investment Corp. of Toronto had made him an offer the whole place, lock, stock and which would be difficult to refuse. The ex-wrestler said his primary reason for selling the farm would be to fulfil other interests in film and television production New trial ordered EDMONTON (CP) A new trial on a charge of attempted murder was ordered Wednesday by the appeal division of the Alberta Supreme Court for Steve Kireychuk of High Prairie The appeal court quashed the conviction of Mr Kireychuk on the charge after an incident May 2, 1973 at High Prairie The appeal court, in a written judgment, said the trial judge erred when he considered the defence of drunkenness used by Mr. Kireychuk's counsel At the appeal hearing, heard last May, the crown admitted the trial judge had erred but argued that the verdict would have been the same had the error not been made. Garage faces 20 charges EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Supreme Court appeal division Wednesday ruled that Stedelbauer Chevrolet Oldsmobile Ltd will have to answer to 20 charges of altering mileage indicators The appeal court, in a written judgment, said that Mr, Justice David McDonald erred in quashing summonses issued to the Edmonton firm earlier this year When the original charges were laid under both provincial laws and the Criminal Code last November, they were lumped together and adjourned until February this year. In February, J. C. Prowse, the firm's defence counsel, contended the court because of a time element had lost jurisdiction over the offences which involved used cars The crown then issued new summonses. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H Lethbridge...... 74 Medicine Hat Kdmonton Banfl Cdlgarv Victoria Prince Rupert Kamloops......78 Vancouver Saskatoon 71 Regina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St John's FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat regions Today, mainly sun- ny Chance of an evening shower or thundershower. Highs 70 to 75. Friday, mainly sunny Lows near 50. Highs near 75. Calgary region Today, mainly cloudy with occasional showers Scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers. Highs near 70. Friday, mostly sunny A few afternoon showers Lows 45 to 50. Highs 70 to 75 Columbia, Kootenay Today, sunny with a few cloudy periods in the West Kootenays. Decreasing cloudiness and a few showers in the West Kootenays with chance of isolated thundershowers this after- noon Friday, sunny with an occasional afternoon cloudy period. Highs today 75 to 80 Lows tonight mid-40s to lower 50s Highs Friday upper 70s and lower 80s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Scattered showers and few afternoon thunderstorms to- day and Friday except decreasing west Friday after- noon continued cool Highs both days 65 to 75. Lows tonight 45 to 55. West of Continental Divide Scattered afternoon and evening showers today decreasing Friday. Continued cool Highs both days 70s. Lows tonight 40s. THRIFTY RICHIE STOCK WATERERS Electric Heated waterers for Cattle, Hogs and Sheep. Don't Put Off, Buy Now While Good Supply On Hand. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutls Highwiy 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.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Rooseville 8 a.m. to midnight, f Times in Mountain Daylight Time.) Kickback inquiry demanded EDMONTON (CP) A local activist organization has asked the Alberta government to investigate alleged kickbacks received by a provincial welfare official A letter delivered to Premier Lougheed's office by Action Committee charged that the official was paid by a janitorial firm whose business grew from about a month to about a month because of the official's help. Bruce Rawson, chief deputy minister of health and social development, said Wednesday that the department was awaiting a final recommendation from the attorney general's department on the case The official named in the letter is still working under supervision and will continue to do so until the matter is clarified, said Mr Rawson The health and social development department received a complaint on the matter from city police in June last year A preliminary report then went from the police department to the attorney general's department for legal opinion, said Mr Rawson. In the letter to the premier. Chris Harder, one of the founders of Action Committee, said the investigation had been proceeding for 16 months. Plaque unveiled marking flight to Lethbridge VANCOUVER (CP) A plaque commemorating the first air crossing of the Canadian Rockies was unveiled Wednesday at Vancouver International Airport Ernest Hoy of Georgia, who flew the plane over the mountains in August, 1919, attended the ceremony. A veteran of the Royal Flying Corps. Mr. Hoy left Vancouver in a 90-horsepower, fabric covered, open cockpit biplane and less than 14 hours later he landed in Lethbridge, Alta The trip was his second attempt. The first had failed because of a water-logged carburetor. The mountain peaks were higher than the aircraft's maximum height of feet. Mr Hoy followed a zig-zag course through the Crawford and Crowsnest passes and over the CP Rail line using only a pocket watch and a railway tourist contour map to guide him, but he found the plane's compass to be defective. Mr. Hoy shared his prize with the Vancouver Aerial League, a group of First World War pilots interested in promoting Canadian aviation. The league had drawn lots to determine who would attempt the first-ever crdss-mountain flight and Mr Hoy won. He later moved to the United States to work in the life insurance business At the plaque unveiling, a 10-minute film of the JN4, a war-time fighter that Mr Hoy used for the flight over the mountains, was shown. Newspaper clippings and a model of the "Jenny" were also displayed. Margaret Prang, head of the University of British Columbia's history department, presided over the ceremony. She is the B.C. member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, an advisory committee of the Indian and Northern Affairs Ministry. Alderman sought help city hall probe told Alberta Liberal leader given cold shoulder More tests MILO (CP) Provincial fisheries officials were back at McGregor Lake reservoir Wednesday for further tests to determine what caused the death of hundreds of whitefish in the popular water recreation area 80 miles southeast of Calgary. Gerry Thompson a fisheries biologist with the fish and wildlife division in Calgary, said earlier reports that the fish kill was caused by acrolem. a chemical used to control plant life that impedes the water flow, were not substantiated ARAFAT VISITS BERLIN BERLIN (AFP) Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat arrived here Tuesday, the East German news agency ADN announced Arafat earlier visited Moscow and Warsaw The Palestine news agency WAFA in Beirut has said he is touring socialist countries EDMONTON (CP) Nick Taylor. Alberta Liberal leader, returned Wednesday from Ottawa after unsuccessfully trying to meet Prime Minister Trudeau. Mr Taylor told a news conference that he had tried to arrange a meeting two weeks ago but had been told that Mr Trudeau was too busy to see him because of a pending cabinet shuffle. A member of Mr. Taylor's staff said an "audience with Mr Trudeau would have been advisable, adding that possible protocol considerations involving the visit of King Hussein of Jordan may also have been a factor. Mr Taylor said he met the finance and energy ministers and tried to convince them that proposed budgetary royalty structures on oil and gas in addition to those of the Alberta government would mean the demise of the oil industry. The Alberta Liberal leader said he suggested the establishment of a party office in Alberta, but has had no reply at the federal level, and that he supports the concept of an Alberta senator entering the cabinet as a minister without protfolio. EDMONTON (CP) A judicial inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing at city hall was told Wednesday that Aid. Alex Fallow asked a land developer for help regarding construction of a dam in Iran The testimony came from Raphael Ghermezian. the man Aid Fallow says oifered him a "gift" in January Mr Ghermezian also testified that Aid Fallow had insisted in a telephone call that the mechanical contracting work on the Ghermezians Edmonton hotel under construction should be awarded to a firm in which one of the alderman's partners was involved Eskandar Ghermezian. Raphael's brother and partner, has testified that Aid. Fallow put pressure on them to finance a four-acre develop- ment site in a boom town at a 'nominal price or rent Raphael Ghermezian testified Wednesday that he and his brother met -vith Aid. Fallow over lunch last August He said that during the meeting "Aid. Fallow was interested in some works in Persia (Iran) and he wanted to know il we could help him I think Aid. Fallow was interested in some big contracts for dams Aid Fallow is president of a construction company Mr Ghermezian said Aid. Fallow was given the names of two government agencies in Iran who look after the awarding of such contracts. The questioning of Mr. Ghermezian at the inquiry before Mr. Justice William Morrow ol the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories covered much of the same ground given earlier this month in testimony by Eskanadar Ghermezian. DINED WITH ALDERMAN He recalled a dinner at his home attended by Aid. Fallow prior to city council's decision on a rezoning bylaw ior Westgate shopping centre Council eventually approved the rezoning, allowing the Ghermezians to proceed with their project Aid. Fallow had testified that the was offered him in appreciation for his favorable vote on the rezoning He testified that he reported the offer to the mayor and the police and said he did not accept the money. Aid Fallow's disclosure of the oiler led to the calling ot the inquiry Mr Ghermezian said Wednesday he and Aid Fallow dibcusbed financing lor projects and tor Aid Fallow's proposed hotel, both in Fort McMurras. the oil sands boom town northeastern Alberta. in CROWDED QUARTERS During the next decade, the number of dairy farms is ex- pected to decrease, but the number of cows per tarm will increase QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dentil Mechanic 303-Sth Street So. Metcalf Building Summer camp for dogs ARKVILLE, N.Y. new resort opened this summer to join the hundreds of others in the Catskill Moun- tains of northern New York state But Campo tiful a resort with a difference: It's a summer camp for dogs whose owners want to get them out of the stifling city or give Man's Best Friend a treat while Dog's Best Friend goes off on his own vacation. "I couldn't find anywhere but a stuffy boading kennel to put my own two when I had to go off on a business ex- plained owner Ron de Strulle of Manhattan. "So I bought this place and opened the camp." "This place" is 75 acres of field and forest with a crys- tal-clear mountain stream tumbling through it Already it's so successful that de Strulle, a commodity and securities investor in his 20s, is looking at another 400 acres in Monticello for expansion Campo Lindo has no fences, and dogs are held on leashes by neighborhood youngsters who accompany them on out- ings The masters pay a week or a month for their canine's stay Every dog at camp gets a merit badge for eating and each one is fed the diet pre- scribed by his owner On Sun- days there's a hot dog-and- hamburger barbecue to which the owners are welcome. 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