Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, August 21, Directory assistance unnecessary CALGARY (CP) Alberta Government Telephones is finding directory assistance Leo Van Vugt ACT spokesman in Calgary says the service is costing the company each day 000 ppr year to maintain He said in an interview that the AGT commission will consider the idea of charging for calls to directory assistance if the number of needless calls continues to rise Of the 16 000 calls received dailv mam are unnecessary This careless use ot assistance is keeping 80 AGT workers working flat-out each Last vear about 50 per cent of the inquiries were for numbers already listed This year it has shot up to more than 60 per cent Mr Van Vugt said the commission always reviews new ideas introduced in other provincial telephone systems The latest move by Bell Canada to charge 25 cents for directory assistance call in Ontario would be examined by 4GT AGT distributed 450.000 directories in Calgary this year The rule is one per telephone There are new listings in the 74 book and it's obvious that a lot of people aren't referring to their he said Man kills wife, self EDMONTON CP) A man carrying a rifle broke into his wife s home Monday night, waited for her return and tired at her, police reported They said the first shot wounded her and the woman ran towards a neighbors house The man fired again in the backyard and killed her with the second shot Police said the man then turned the rifle on himself, fired and died Trans-Africa trip will emulate Stanley's epic 999-day voyage Calgary man dies in crash REVELSTOKE, BC (CP) A Calgary man was killed and three Calgary residents were in hospital as the result of a single-vehicle accident Monday night near the Rogers Pass on the Trans-Canada Highway about 40 miles east of here Leonard Peter Klotz, 20, died when the car he was driving went out of control and hit a bridge abutment at the Illecillewaet River LONDON (Reuter) Explorers from nine countries set off next month to cross Africa via the treacherous Zaire (Congo) River 100 years after American reporter Henry Morton Stanley made the coast-to-coast voyage The sailors, airmen, doctors, and scientists including nine plan to emulate Stanley's epic 999-day voyage by mavigating the whole length of the river for the first time Whereas Stanley s expedition entered the river 600 miles below its source, the new Zaire expedition will tackle the river from its source near Lubumbashi The by Maj John Blashford-Snell of the British Army's Royal will navigate the Zaire through rapids, swamps and jungle in a specially- constructed giant rubber the length of a bus The craft, built in several sections to avoid the danger of puncturing, is steered by two outboard motors but relies mainly on river currents for speed Canadian-born Lieut Mike Rowlatt, a British paratrooper, will be in the expedition's forward support team vanguard detachment Rowlatt, born in Guelph Ont, left Canada at the age of six Maj Blashford-Snell, 37, chairman of the Scientific Ex- ploration Society which is or- ganizing the 000 expedition, has already taken part in 11 expeditions, including the first descent of the Blue Nile Of the 280 African bearers that out with Stanley, only 115 reached the mouth of the river at Boma Records show that 69 died irom disease 58 from battle and eight from starvation, 14 from drowning one from 'smoking wild hemp." one caught by a crocodile, and 14 missing The new Zaire team is made up of about 140 explorers and scientists from the United States, Canada Britain, Bel- gium, France. 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