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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August LETHBRIDGE HERALD-3 Dateline Alberta Telescope brought down SMOKY LAKE (CP) An x-ray telescope launched at North Battleford, Sask., by personnel from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was brought down undamaged on a logging road near Smoky Lake, 57 miles northwest of Edmonton. On a radio signal from a tracking aircraft, the giant balloon transporting the telescope released its payload and the equipment parachuted to earth. The telescope was launched to scan and photograph the Crab Nebula, believed to be the colorful remains of an exploded star. Grady Cole, lead crew chief for the project, said the pilot of the tracking aircraft reported after landing that the telescope appeared "in real good shape." Counterfeiter sought CALGARY (CP) Police said Wednesday they were looking for a man who passed out seven counterfeit bills at a city sub post office. The man bought four money orders in the amount of each from the post office in a southwest Calgary drug store and paid for them with seven bills. The clerk later found that the bills were forged they had the same serial number for one thing and reported it to police. Quarrel ends in jail CALGARY (CP) Two Calgary men were sentenced to prison terms for forcing their way into the home of a Calgary police officer who only moments before had tried to stop a fight between one of the men and the man's wife. Wayne Lumsden, 19, was sentenced to two years in prison while Duane Favel, 18. was sentenced to six months. The pair was charged after two city police officers tried to break up the fight between Lumsden and his wife. Constable Robert Miles said he saw the fight in progress and tried to separate the man and woman with the assistance of another off duty officer. Constable David Mannington. Crown appeals sentence CALGARY (CP) The crown has filed a notice that it will appeal the sentence given the driver of a car which killed three people last December. The crown will ask the Alberta Supreme Court to increase the prison term given William Donald Mellstrom. 19. on three counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of causing bodily injury. Mellstrom was sentenced to three-and-one-half-years in prison for the three criminal negligence charges and a one- year concurrent sentence for the bodily harm charge. Mellstrom was also banned from driving for 10 years. He had served about seven months in prison prior to his sentencing. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE FRI. SUNSET AT H L Pre Lethbridge...... 50 44 Medicine Hat 59 42 Pincher Creek... 59 38 .23 Victoria 65 47 Penticton....... 80 59 Vancouver...... 67 50 Edmonton 62 36 Grande Prairie 71 48 Jasper.......... 69 36 Banff........... 53 34 .07 Calgary......... 58 42 .07 Saskatoon....... 59 .19 Swift Current 54 .31 Moose Jaw 62 1.34 Regina 64 .37 Winnipeg 71 56 .27 Toronto......... 75 50 Ottawa......... 73 51 Montreal 74 49 Quebec......... 72 49 St. John's....... 76 56 .02 Halifax......... 76 61 .02 Charlottetown 78 49 Fredericton..... 87 52 .11 Chicago 71 67 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Calgary A few cloudy periods today. Chance of an afternoon shower. Highs near 65. Risk of frost in low lying areas tonight. Friday: Sunny. Chance of an afternoon thundershower. Highs near 70. Columbia Kootenay Today, sunny with cloudy periods. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Gusty winds near showers. Highs today 70 to 75. Overnight lows 40 to 45. Friday, sunny. A few cloudy periods and occasional showers in the afternoon. Highs 70s to about 80. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness with widely scattered afternoon and evening showers today and Friday. A little warmer. Highs today 65 to 75. Lows tonight 40 to 50. Highs Friday mostly 70s. West of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness with widely scattered afternoon and evening showers today and Friday. A little warmer in the south. Highs today and Friday 70 to 80. Lows tonight 40s. AGRATEC AUTOMATIC BALE STOOKER Stocks 6 Bales in weather tight stocks. No trip ropes, no engines, fully automatic. See KEN THOMPSON or KEN DlCKSON at 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.; 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. (Times in Mountain Daylight Time.) Alberta contractors face bonding system CNE crowd sparse The crowd was thin along the midway an hour after the 96th annual Canadian National Exhibition opened in Toronto Wednesday. Scarcity of people may have been due to a transit strike. Hospital staff depleted by firings, dissension EDMONTON (CP) Workers at Grandview Aux- iliary Hospital are coping with staff shortages following a rash of dismissals and resignations last week. Dave McBean, hospital ad- ministrator, said patients are receiving normal care, although six patients may be moved to other hospitals to help alleviate the problem. Additional nursing staff from other hospitals and nurs- ing students are helping Grandview personnel care for its chronically ill and aged patients. Mr. McBean acknowledged that 18 persons had resigned from the hospital last week. Booze plan CALGARY (CP) A Calgary aldermanic candidate wants the province to channel "booze profits'" into city police budgets to pay for preventive action against the alcohol-related carnage on the roads. Brian Lightburn, a Ward 3 candidate, said Wednesday that of the 33 traffic deaths in Calgary so far this year, 14 involved drinking drivers. The place to stop the drinking driver, he said, is in the parking lots of taverns, bars and other liquor outlets. but said they were mostly students returning to school. Mr. McBean said yesterday there was a problem of morale "among certain in- dividuals" on staff. Resignations and staff dis- sension became public July 25 when Grandview's ad- ministrator and the head of nursing were dismissed after submitting a report indicating the hospital was short-staffed. Honeymooning Calgary pair die in crash TERRACE BAY, Ont. (CP) A Calgary couple on their honeymoon died Wednesday in a two-car collision on the Trans-Canada Highway two miles east of here. Police identified the victims as Erik Byrgeson, 28, and his wife Linda Louise, 22. They had been married on the weekend. The occupants of the other car Ronald Howard. 19, and Frank Baratta, 23. both of Ottawa, are in hospital here with undetermined injuries. Terrace Bay is about 140 miles east of Thunder Bay. NO PLACE LIKE NOME About Canadians live north of the 60th parallel. Specialists in all types of Engines ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre CUSTOM ENGINE PARTS LTD. 160S 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-8181 Paper workers vote on offer CALGARY (CP) Paper workers at MacMillan-Bloedel box factories in Calgary and Edmonton have been offered an average increase of 30 cents an hour plus a cost-of- living adjustment clause in the middle of a two-year contract, a union spokesman said Wednesday. Eric Dalhi of the United Paperworkers International Union said the 200 plant workers in the two cities will vote on the offer in a few days. He said the offer is being recommended by the union negotiating committee. Mr. Dalhi said the settlement with MacMillan- Bloedel will tighten up negotiations with Domtar Packaging Ltd. EDMONTON (CP) Jack Linden, deputy minister of consumer affairs, Thursday confirmed that the Alberta government would enact a system this fall requiring the licensing and bonding of building contractors. But several details of the system still have to be resolv- ed with the Housing and Urban Development Association, he said in an in- terview. "Ninety-five per cent of the contractors never have the problem" of demanding cash down payments or advances on work which is never com- pleted, he said. "So should everyone have to post bond" and assume the related costs? He said the program would contain "a narrow type of provision aimed at a specializ- ed problem area." "There is always the danger that a province can have too much licensing but these new measures should provide a valuable safeguard for both the public and responsible builders." He said licensing offices in Edmonton and Calgary, as well as the Better Business Bureau, had generally kept tabs on "fly-by night" builders but there had been "a few dramatic" problems. "I believe Alberta has one of the best records in Canada as far as stamping out this sort of bad practice is con- cerned. But it's becoming im- possible to solve the problem completely with some con- tractors coming here from other provinces." New alliance possible CALGARY (CP) The president of the Civil Service Association of Alberta says that the Canadian Alliance of Government Employees a union of provincial government employee associations mav become a reality within a year. 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