Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 THE LiTHBRIDGE HERALD August 1973 EX-HAIR STYLIST NOW KINGPIN IN MILLION DEVELOPMENT POINT Wash. Reno R. land animal story teller and one-time Hollywood hair has emerged as the pivotal figure in a planned millton development on this semi-isolated peninsula. The 71-year-old who lives with his wife 10 eight 20 150 chick- ens and slug of owns 190 acres that a Van- development firm wants. Point Roberts is part of Washington States but it is sur- rounded on three sides by water from the Strait of Georgia and on the fourth by the Canadian mainland. Motorists heading for the Point from the border at must travel 23 miles over three different Cana- dian passing through Canadian customs at Elaine and U.S. customs here. The difficulty in reaching the Point is no doubt a major rea- son only 300 American citizens live liere. But if Pacific and Western Equities. buys Reno's land and another 40 acres it it would signal the go-ahead for a project certain to boost the population. Harry a U.S. citizen j who lives on the peninsula and serves as its court commis- says the development would also spell an end to rural life as Point Roberts has known it. The development would in- clude a resort golf horse hik- ing single-family dwell- ings slid condominiums. land sharks are trying their best to force me Reno R. middle name is in an in- terview in the debris-strewn yard behind his modern home overlooking the water. His green work clothes and at least a day's growth of beard seemed out of place as founder of Reno's University of Beauty years ago in Southern Califor- nia. Reno is known around the peninsula as an incessant talker whose favorite subject is him- self and his days as a teacher of hair stylists from around the world. He said Pacific and Western has offered him about More phones There were tele- phones in service in Canada in compared with in 1962. for the would not include his waterfront home. He wants million. like to my mother didn't raise any foolish chil- he said. Pacific and Western's finan- cial angel In the proposed proj- ect is Continental Mortgage In- vestors of San Francisco. Pacific Western's Bruce Wal- lace said he already has options to buy nearly acres in the Sears Save automatb Kenmore washer and dryer 5-program automatic washer 319 White delicate and perm-press programs plus a special pre-wash and optional second rinse. Roto-swirl agitator temperature combinations 2nd 'low' speed for handwashables Variable water level control saves water Rinse agent dispenser Self-clean lint filter. Lid safety switch With Suds more Exclusive 'Soft-heat' Fabric Master dryer White Lets you select degree of dryness you for every kind of Soft-heat diminishes as clothes dry. Pre- vents over-drying. No-heat 'air' fluffs towels High air-speed for fast drying. Interior light. Top-mounted lint screen. Air-freshener lamp. Push-to-start button. Door safety switch. 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I With those veteran reporter Richard Kisonak be- gan a hopeless 21-month fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Kisonak died Tuesday at bis wife Beverly at his bed- side. He had beaten the medical streching his life nine months beyond the maximum one year which doctors had given him. Kisonak's fight began Nov. when a Portland neurosurgeon informed him he was suffering from the muscular disease. He was told that he had a year to he's Newspaper stories about Kisonak's struggle brought in- spiration to thousands of vic- tims of the disease. Crime drop reported in U.S.A. WASHINGTON Serious crime in the United States fell two per cent last year for the first decrease in 17 Attorney-General Elliot Richardson said today. Though the over-all numbers the volume of violent crimes continue to increase but at rates somewhat less than in previous said the FBI re- port released by Richardson and FBI director Clarence Kel- ley. The report defines serious crime as forcible aggravated larceny and and auto theft. The total reported for 1972 was compared with for 1971. Violent which totalled reflected an over-all two-per-cent increase over 1971. Rape increased by 11 per the same as in the pre- vious year. Murder was up five per cent and assaults seven per less than increases recorded for Chose crimes in Cle last five years. burglary and lar- ceny all reversing pre- vious trends. Gas rate reduction sought EDMONTON The city's legislative committee has decided to approach Northwest Utilities Ltd. for a reduction in gas rates because the company appears to be making excess profits. The utility averaged a rate of return of 8.6 per cent during the last four years but its rate was fixed in 1955 at 7.5 per cent by the public utilities board. Aid. Buck Olson said the city would be wiser to seek a rebate on the company's excess prof- its rather than bringing the matter before the public utilities board the board might respond by increasing the al- lowable rate of return. Dr. Don a consultant to the recommended the city to force an automatic change of rates when there is an rather than seeking a rebate on the excess. gas company has al- ways taken the position that once they have the money in their that's there's nothing you can do. But you can do something about next Canadian Western Natural Gu Co. after talks with adjusted its rate down- ward several years ago to avoid an he said. FOOD COSTS The more than 21 million con- sumers in Canada spend more than million a year on food.