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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE August c L A S S I F I E D LEAN OUT EFTOVERS IN YOUR TTIC BEFORE THEY TART A FIRE. ELL THEM N A HURRY RY AST PROMOTION N A WANT AD VERYONE READS AND EPENDS UPON The LetHbridge Herald CLASSIFIED A D S DS TO GET ESIRED AND PEEDY RESULTS Dial 328-4411 today for the experienced ad writer who will help you to get more sales and profits through an in- expensive program of result-getting Lethbridge Herald Classified Ads. It's good business. Romp in the park Knights in armor romp through Fort Tryon Park Sunday during a mock jousting match, part of the fourth annual medieval Festival at the Cloisters in New York Man claims he was beaten while questioned by cops MONTREAL (CP) An in- vestigation is under way into the alleged beating of a man who drove RCMP officer Robert Samson to hospital July 26 to be treated for in- juries suffered in an ex plosion A spokesman for the Montreal Urban Community police refused comment today on a report carried by French- language radio station CKAC that Fernand Barre was beaten by police investigators last week during interrogation He said "an investigation is going on at the moment Constable Samson suffer- ing injuries to his left hand, chest and head was driven to hospital by Mr Barre who later issued a statement to RCMP saying the injuries resulted from an explosion while the constable was repairing his car Constable Samson is under police protection at Montreal General Hospital where he is still undergoing treatment He is expected to be a key witness at a public inquiry into a bomb explosion which also occurred July 26 at the suburban home of Mel Dobryn president of Steinberg s Ltd super- markets Mr Barre said in the radio interview that he was held in police custody 24 hours and was not allowed to phone his lawver Frank Shoofey who also is Constable Samson s lawver During that time, he said he was beaten on the head face stomach and threatened drowning to make vou talk Mr said in an inter- view that Mr Barre was ask ed bv police if he was involved in the bombing at the Dobryn house His client made a 14- page deposition to internal se- curity agents of the police force who are investigating the matter My client and I now are awaiting the results of the in- vestigation before we decide what action to take against certain police Mr Shoofey said The lawyer said Mr Barre suffered bruises on the forehead and neck although he required no hospital treatment Constable Samson he said, underwent an operation last week to remove foreign ob jects from his left eye Although his eye was still ban- daged doctors believed the operation was a success and he would regain full vision, Mr Shoofey said The constable who had the tips of four fingers of his left hand cut off would not be re- leased from hospital for at least 10 days The public in- quiry would begin following his release B.C. Socred civil servant not worried about his job VICTORIA (CP) Walter Percival Wright woke up the morning after the Aug 30, 1972 British Columbia elec- Aides wanted Nixon to resign WASHINGTON (Reuter) Top White House aides played a delicate psychological game last week to make sure that president Nixon would resign, a Senate Republican leader said Sunday Senator Hugh Scott of Penn- sylvania, one of three congressional Republicans who called on Nixon last Wednesday to tell him his cause was hopeless, said Sun- day that White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig had urg- ed him not to suggest that Nix- on resign Gen Haig knew that Nixon was about to resign, Senator Scott vaid but feared that any pressuie might make him dig >n his heels and try to stay in office Senator Scott, who was ac- companied at his meeting with Nixon by Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona and -House of Representatives minority leader John Rhodes of Arizona, recounted the last minute strategy on the CBS television program Face the Nation He said White House aide William Timmons, responsi- ble for liaison with Congress, called and asked that resigna- tion not be discussed at the meeting with the president "When we went down and had a little Senator Scott related, "Haig again said we wish you would not suggest resignation because, he said, he is almost on the edge of resignation and if you suggest it, he may take umbrage and reverse the field here non wondering how much longer he would have his 000 a-year job as provincial assessment commissioner That was the date the New Democratic Party swept to victory over the Social Credit Mr Wright is a card carrying Social Credit member and former MLA In fact Mr Wright entered the civil service in 1954 amid charges of a 'payoff job' for resigning his seat after only one session to open a seat for the Social Credit finance min- ister Einar Gunderson 'I didn't think I'd be he says, but I said to myself that he (Premier Dave Bar- rett) had a perfect right to I knew I was under scrutiny He had no illusions about my political sympathies Falling dresser kills child EDMONTON (CP) A 17 month old girl was killed Sunday afternoon when she was crushed by a dresser at home Police report that Dana Chtchak apparently attempted to crawl up on a bedroom dresser The dresser toppled over on her Her parents told police they returned from the lake Sunday afternoon and the child was put to bed for her regular afternoon nap About three hours later the mother went to check and found Dana on the floor with the dresser on top of her Police and firemen arrived at the scene but were not able to revive the child The parents said they did not hear the noise of the fall- ing dresser because the bedroom door was shut and the floor was carpeted But Premier Barrett did not fire Mr Wright And now that Mr Wright is turning 65, he is not being retired, but has been asked to stay for another six months to help revamp B C s assessment svstem Mr Wright likes straight talk and honesty and that s why he said he hasn t made any effort to hide the fact he is a Social Credit party member and will be until at least 1978 when his current mem- bership card expires But in spite of his idoliza- tion of former premier W A C Bennett, Mr Wright has a fondness for Premier Barrett except for his socialist pol- icies He's an attractive figure a young Bennett said Mr Wright But I worry about his buying up all those firms and taxing resources so heav- ily It s the case of the goose that laid the golden egg The original Equalization of Assessments Act, now much amended was passed by the Social Credit government dur- ing the 1953 fall session the one that Mr Wright attended an MLA I m probably the only civil servant who ever helped pass the legislation which he ad- he said The act was amended in 1961 to establish assessments at 50 per cent of actual value for both land and improve ments Mr Wright said the next four vears were a joy to assessors and anathema to the government The government was un- happy because residential properties appreciated more rapidly than other types of property and that made a lot of taxpayers and voters angry So in 1965, the Social Credit government passed an amendment limiting the amount by which individual assessments could increase annually It the government pulled a stunt like that today I d said Mr Wright In succeeding years, more limitations were added until last spring when the NDP brought in legislation 'ifting the freeze on assessments on all properties except residen- tial and farm I was said Mr Wright because for the first time procedures were spelled out cloarly But some bad things that had not been fore- seen emerged These included huge in- creases in assessments on va- cant land, recreational prop- erties and small resort and motel businesses PUBLIC NOTICE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12th Our New Address and Phone Number will be as follows: 1020-20 St. S. Phone 329-4877 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CITY OF LETHBRIDGE) ;