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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbrtdge Herald VOL LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1974 15 CENTS 40 Pages Ford's amnesty offer rejected by U.S. exiles Back to school Thousands of children went back to school today and speed limitations in school zones went back into force across Lethbndge Holding the reminder to motorists is Joan Cnghton, 11, of 2706 7th Ave A N a Wilson Junior High School student Story on Page 11 TORONTO sounding out the possibilities for compromise with Cvprus President Glafkos derides It said similar diplomatic contacts were planned with Foreign Ministers George Mavros of Greece and Turan Gunes of Turkej and Rauf Denktash the Turkish-Cv pnot vice president of prus Greek air force source in -aid France has flown 44 Mirage jets to Greece for the Greek air force in addition to military equipment alreadvsshipped to Greece in the last month But a spokesman for the French in Athens denied the planes were shipped civilian government in Greece increased its authontv over the military by firing the commander in-chief of the armed forces and his eight top officers and replacing them with foes of the ousted mihtarv junta S State Secretary Henry Kissinger said Turkev has expressed willingness to negotiate a withdrawal from part of the 40 per cent of Cvprus its troops have occupied troops that pushed south of during the weekend held their positions but made no significant advances Little fighting was reported Mondav Seen and heard About town Alberta Motor Association manager John Rhodes finding the city police car kevs Sgt Andy Smith misplaced Max Gibb getting beaten at poker by two deuces Deputy ag minister eyes Cardston seat TEDHINMAN By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Glen Purnell, Alberta deputy minister of agriculture, may doff his civil servant's hat to seek the Progressive Conservative nomination in Cardston as veteran Social Credit MLA Ted Hmman retires Dr Purnell, 43, has revealed he is "seriously contemplating" the Conservative nomination in the constituency, set for Nov 13 Mr Hmman, 68, meanwhile, says he won't be running in the next provincial election expected next year, "principally because of my age The former provincial treasurer was first elected to represent Cardston in the legislature in 1952 His retirement was a key factor in Dr Purnell's decision to consider entering politics He says he did not want to contest an election against Mr Hmman, a family friend The Socreds have not yet set a nomination date to choose a successor to Mr Hmman Dr Purnell, a native of Cardston, says he will decide "very soon" if he will seek the nomination If he goes ahead, he will take a leave of absence from his post While Minister Hugh Homer and Premier Peter Lougheed are aware he might seek the nomination, his candidacy is strictly an individual move, Dr Purnell says "I want to be part of making the laws and representing the wishes of the people One doesn't want to stagnate And you should give opportunities to other people to move up He says his church and family background have emphasized the importance of participation bv citizens in government "Any MLA has to consider a wide variety of subjects from cattle rustling to old age benefits It is certainly broader than any senior civil servant's post Dr Purnell would take a salary cut to if he wins the seat An MLA's stipend is comprised of a sessional indemnity and expense allowance, plus a day when the legislature is in session He now makes between and as a deputy minister He has served under four provincial ministers of agriculture as director of economics and then as a deputy minister, in addition to spending three years as director general of the federal agriculture department's economics branch Mr Hmman says he has some ranching interests to occupy him in retirement He also wants to do some writing" and collect stories of pioneer days in the west before they are lost After his election in 1952 he was appointed minister of municipal affairs in 1954 and provincial treasurer in 1955 He resigned as treasurer in 1964 at the request of Premier Ernest Manning after accusations of conflicts of interest between his public office and private business enterprises With the accusations still in the air, Mr Hmman lost the Cardston nomination in 1967 In 1968 a judicial inquiry cleared him of any accusation that he had used his office for personal gam In 1971, he was again elected to represent the constituency GLEN PURNELL ;