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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Dateline Alberta North park named EDMONTON (CP) Entrance Provincial Park near Hmton was renamed William A. Switzer Provincial Park Friday, the department of lands and forests announced in a news release. Mr. Switzer had been a member of the Alberta Legislature for four years when he died suddenly of a heart attack in 1969 at the age of 48. One of two Liberal MLAs, he was succeeded by Bob Dowling, who now is consumer affairs minister. The park renamed in his honor covers about acres around five small lakes 12 miles northwest of Hinton, in the west central Alberta foothills region. Forrester appointed EDMONTON (CP) Appointment of John Forrester as associate director of mental health services for Alberta was announced today by Health Minister Neil Crawford. Mr Forrester, 37. has been director of hospital planning tor the southern portion of Vancouver Island since 1973. In 1969-71 he was special projects officer for New Brunswick's health department, designing a program for care of the ill and aged. Robbery charge laid CALGARY (CP) Harvey Yellow Old Woman, 25, of Calgary, was charged with robbery with violence when he appeared in provincial court Friday and was remanded in custody to Aug 23 Yellow Old Woman and a 15- year-old Calgary boy were arrested after Thomas Cranebean, 46, of Ponoka, suffered a broken ankle in an attack by two persons who robbed him of and his hat in an east-end apartment building Thursday morning, police said. The boy's case was being dealt with by juvenile authorities Strikers to return ST PAUL (CP) -About 25 municipal employees who walked off their jobs here Thursday accepted a 12 per cent across the board wage increase Friday and will return to work Monday The employees had withdrawn their services effective Thursday after demands for higher pay were not met by town council The employees had asked for a 50- cent-an hour across the board increase, as well as an increase in fringe benefits. A town official said yesterday it was a test case in which employees were to decide whether or not they wanted union representation or whether council would grant the increase without this form of organized representation GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET Lethbridge Medicine Pincher Grande Prince New Los San Las FORECAST Lethbridge, Calgary, Medicine Hat Regions Today cloudy periods with showers or thundershowers in the late afternoon and evening Gusty west winds. Highs 70 to 75 Sunday mostly sunny Lows near 45. Highs 70 to 75 Columbia Kootenay Today, in the Columbia district cloudy, becoming mostly sunny by noon In the Kootenays mainly sunny Sunday, sunny with a few afternoon cloudy periods Highs both days 75 to 80. Lows overnight 45 to 50 MONTANA East of Continental Divide Fair and pleasant today through Sunday Widely scattered showers northeast tonight and southwest portion Sunday afternoon. Highs today and Sunday 80s. Lows tonight in 50s West of Continental Divide Fair and pleasant today through Sunday Widely scattered thunderstorms mainly over mountains Sunday afternoon. Highs today and Sunday 80s. Lows tonight 40s MiSKIN SCRAPERS 4.8 yards scraper for the medium size tractor. The fast economical way to move dirt with your farm tractor. available now at... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 PORTS OF ENTRY opening ana 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 7a.m. to 2 a.m.; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Roosevillc 8 a.m. to midnight. (Times in Mountain Daylight Time.) Apartment building slowdown a worry OTTAWA (CP) While the general high cost and scarcity of housing troubles Barnett Danson, the new urban affairs minister is most concerned about the lack of rental apart- ment units which he says is reaching serious proportions. Mr. Danson said in an inter- view Friday he is disturbed but not surprised by high mortgage rates and high housing prices. But he did not consider the single-family home problem a crisis. However, the urban affairs minister said the decline this year in rental unit construction is serious. He wanted to meet industry representatives and urban affairs department officials to discuss the problem. The construction decline could lead to a "really high pressure situation in the major cities the minister said. The affable 53-year-old MP for the Toronto-area riding of York North was named urban affairs minister by Prime Minister Trudeau in a cabinet shuffle last week. He succeeds Vancouver MP Ron Basford who was appointed revenue minister. Mr. Danson said the high cost of borrowing money and building material prices are probably big reasons for the slowdown in apartment construction this year. Local building codes like the height limit in Toronto may also be a factor, he said, though he doubted it was a major reason "I think we are going to have to go through a tough adjustment the minister said. A Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. survey released last month revealed that the average apartment vacancy rate for 22 metropolitan areas in mid- June was 2.4 per cent, down from the mid-1973 average of 3 3 per cent. The local vacancy rate varied from city to city. Federal housing experts have said that a vacancy rate of three or four per cent generally yields fair rents to tenants and is attractive enough for builders to put up more apartment buildings. Below that level, apartment owners could safely push up rents, they say Lumber industry EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta lumber industry is "just about says Roy Bickell, president of the Alberta Forest Products Association. Higher interest rates on residential housing, a scarcity of mortgage money and rapidly increasing costs are bringing the industry to a standstill, he said. "What makes the whole situation worse is that prices are continuing to decline." Mr. Bickell said that while housing construction is continuing, sales are down. When prices were higher for construction material earlier this year, it was virtually impossible to move the lumber to markets because of a severe shortage of boxcars, he explained. "Now boxcars are available, but there are no markets. "It is a sign of how bad things are, when you can't move anything. The industry is losing money on all prime wood, but you can't even sell the economy grades." Portly actor recuperates from stroke VICTORIA (CP) Actor Sebastian Cabot has been enjoying the warm Victoria sun and exercising daily as he recuperates from a severe paralytic stroke, a spokesman for a city hospital said Friday. The spokesman for Gorge Road Hospital said the portly, bearded actor is listed in good condition and has been walking and sunning himself on the hospital's grounds. Woman weds her grandfather SEATTLE (AP) A federal judge here has refused to re-open a naturalization case on charges a 32- year-old Seattle woman married her 70-year-old grandfather to gain entry to the United States. The U S immigration and naturalization service contended Mrs. Felicidad Jose Primero married her paternal grandfather to obtain "an immediate relative visa as spouse of a U.S. citizen to gain entry to the U.S The couple admitted last December they were married in the Philippines in 1967 when Primero was still married to his first wife, Silvine who was Felicidad's grandmother, according to an INS agent's statement The INS said the couple was remarried in Seattle in 1971 after Primero presumably divorced his first wife Primero has two children by each wife In a signed interview with the INS, Mrs Primero told an agent she married her grandfather because "he talked to my mother and father when he came to take vacations in The Philippines and he wanted me to get married to him "In The Philippines whether you love the man or not, you marry him if your parents like she said Primero said he married his granddaughter "because I like for her to take care of me because I am old already." Saturday, August LETHBRIDGE HERALD-3 Notley opposes strip mine plan EDMONTON Grant Notley, provincial New Democratic Party leader, Friday expressed opposition to a strip mine proposed by Calgary Power Ltd. for an area 40 miles southeast of here. He told a news conference the value of agricultural land in the area exceeds by far the value of the coal that would be mined "This prime agricultural land not be impaired for the sake of a short-term financial gain." the NDP leader said. A final decision on the project has been postponed pending completion of a technical, economic, social and environmental feasibility study into a hydro-power project in the Dunvegan area of northwestern Alberta But Mr Notley said that despite the outcome of the feasibility study, the proposed strip mine project should not go ahead "If it does, there will be hell to pay." He also announced that his party will make an extensive studj of land use in Alberta An NDP policy committee will review all land use policy papers prepared for the provincial land use forum headed by Dr V A Wood, former deputy minister of lands and forests QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic 303-Sth Street So. Metcalf Building PHONE 328-7684 ATTENTION FEEDLOT OPERATORS What are you doing about the high cost of barley7 Are you using silage corn to its maximum potential' Silage corn for sale 7 miles north on Broxburn Road Inquiries invited Box 1315 Coaldale Phone 327-9048 Taking aim One of two Indians stationed at the entrance point to the Bonaparte Reserve near Cache Creek, B.C., warns off visitors with a gun. Trudeau to travel OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau will visit several European countries this fall, a government source said Friday. Mr Trudeau is expected to visit the United Kingdom France, West Germany and other member countries in the European Economic Commu- nity. The trip, his first major for- eign tour since his visit to China in October, 1973, is tentatively planned for some time this October. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD Established 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 NOTICE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE METER CONVERSION Effective Monday, August 19, 1974, it will be necessary to pay for the use of Parking Meters The following are the new rates 15 Minute Meters 30 Minute Meters 1 Hour Meters 2 Hour Meters One 5 Cent Piece One 5 Cent Piece One 10 Cent Piece Two 10 Cent Pieces NOTE: 2-hour meters are designed to take one 25 cent piece for convenience if you do not have correct change. V.M C J EQUIPMENT RENTALS 1410-2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-4765 CON RETE DRILLING to 20" CONCRETE SAWS Kv BOB CAT LOADER 4 Sizes TARGET DISTRIBUTORS SAWS-DRILLS BLADES ETC. What is the Good Of a Good Thing If No One Knows About It? Advertise Your GOOD THINGS EXPERT OPERATORS SOBCAl SALES SERVICE 1410 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-4765 in LetJtbtidije Herald! 'Serves the South" Phone ;