Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, December C, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Dateline Alberta Parking accident fatal RED DEER (CP) A 64- year-old Sundre, Alta., woman died in a traffic mis- hap here in which police said a juvenile girl was attempting to park a car. The victim was identified as Verdi Ruby Heyer. Police said Mrs. Heyer was struck by a car attempting to park at the curb. The vehicle overshot the parking stall and sheared off a parking meter before it came to rest against a brick wall. Police did not identify the girl driving the car nor the adult accompanying her. No charges have been laid. Bashaw man, 83, killed PONOKA (CP) Arthur Edward Harrison, 83, of Bashaw, Alta., died as the result of a two-car collision, police said. The accident occurred about three miles east of this community, 60 miles south of Edmonton. Crossing victims named VIKING (CP) RCMP have released the names of three people killed when their car was struck by a CN passenger train near this com- munity, 90 miles east of Ed- monton. The victims were identified as Clive McBride and his wife, Ethel, both 60, from Sedgewick, Alta., and Herman Lewis Overbo, 42, of Kinsella, Alta. Another man, Ivon Donkin, 59, also of Kinsella, suffered severe hip injuries in the acci- dent and was taken to hospital in Edmonton. No housing for natives FORT McMURRAY (CP) The housing pinch in this oil sands boom town is hindering natives from Fort Chipewyan, 150 miles to the north, from finding jobs. Chief Fred Marcel of the Chipewyan Band said in a telephone interview Wednes- day that the natives can find jobs in Fort McMurray but there's no accommodation for them. As a result, "lots of good working men refuse to go to Fort McMurray." Man jailed for threat CALGARY (CP) Ronald Chester Bell, 27, of Calgary, was jailed three years when he was convicted in Alberta Supreme Court of threatening the life of a crown witness. He was also sentenced to six months, concurrently, for punching the witness, Allen Johansen, in the eye and open- ing a cut .that took 28 stitches to close. Johansen told court that Bell warned him: "testify against Collins and you're dead." UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 48 37 Pincher Creek 49 36 Medicine Hat 48 34 Edmonton 27 20 Grande Prairie 19 09 Banff..........36 33 Calgary......... 38 30 .Victoria 54 42 .02 Penticton....... 46 42 .18 Prince George 42 36 .01 Kamloops 45 30 Vancouver 51 41 14 Saskatoon....... 25 23 Regina.......37 23 Winnipeg 25 23 Toronto.......32 14 Ottawa......... 25 8 Montreal 23 4 St. John's....... 51 33 .17 Halifax......... 36 26 .01 Charlottetown 34 25 .22 Fredericton..... 30 10 .01 Chicago 34 24 New York 39 26 Miami.......... 70 53 Los Angeles..... 61 50 .30 Las Vegas...... 53 43 .42 Phoenix.......65 51 .47 Honolulu........ 82 68 Mexico City..... 73 42 Rome.......... 50 34 Paris........... 52 42 London......... 48 39 Berlin.......... 37 37 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Region Sunny today. Winds near the foothills west 20 gusting to 40. Highs near 45. Mainly cloudy on Friday. Brisk westerly winds. Lows near 25. Highs 45 to 50. Calgary Region Mainly sunny today. Winds west 20. Highs near 35. Mainly cloudy on Friday. Lows near 20. Highs near 40. Columbia Kootenay To- day cloudy. Highs 35 to 40. Tomorrow cloudy with oc- casional snowflurries or rain showers. Lows 20 to 25. Highs 35 to 40. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Widely scattered showers ending west this morning and east portion this afternoon. Mostly sunny Friday. Cooler today. Highs today 35 to 45. Lows tonight 15 to 25. Highs Friday 30 to 40. West of Continental Divide Widely scattered snow showers in the mountains today. Clearing tonight. Part- ly cloudy Friday with a few snow showers western moun- tains by afternoon. Highs both days 30 to 40. Lows tonight 10 to 20. BEFORE YOU BUY WAIT THE1975AMC CARS ARE COMING And here a why you should wait: UNITED MOTORS CO. 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He said the exploration cut- backs, attributed to the conflict between Alberta and Ottawa over resource tax revenue, have a snowball effect on oil related in- dustries. "It starts with the oil drill- ing contractors who work directly for the oil companies. The drilling contractors in turn cancel contracts with people who supply drilling Mother of stabbed boy joins death law group CALGARY (CP) The mother of 16-year-old John Joseph Berze, who was stabbed to death at a Calgary service station last Aug. 23, has been elected vice-president of an organization dedicated to bringing back capital punishment for murder. "I feel the law is too said Florence Vermette at the organi- zational meeting of Voice of Canadians Save A Life. "I lost my only Mrs. Vermette said. "The city has to be cleaned up." The first meeting drew 16 persons critical of the laws on capital punishment. Kathleen Nelson, who was elected president, said a petition will be circulated calling for a return to capital punishment for murder. FLORENCE VERMETTE Lome John Rivett, 19, Myles Garfield Santor, 18, and Warren Lee Augustus, 22, all of no fixed address, have been charged with the murder of Berze. They are to appear in Alberta Su- preme Court Jan. 6 when a trial date will be set. Hospital cuts back after resignations MANNVILLE (CP) Two doctors have resigned their privileges at the Mannville hospital, effective Wednesday, forcing the hospital to cut back its number of patients from eight to two. The doctors, Joseph Fer- nando and D. E. James, declined comment on the matter. Director of standards and field services at the hospital 100 miles east of Edmonton, Ben Johnston, said the resignations culminated a "threat campaign." But Barry Phillips, hospital administrator, said any problems between the hospital and its board members "should be purely internal." Mr. Phillips said the two patients still in the hospital's care were being treated by two doctors from nearby com- munities. He said minor surgery used to be performed at the hospital but had to be discon- tinued with the two resignations. Patients now are being referred to other hospitals in the area or in Edmonton. Cpl. A. J. Sweney, head of the three man RCMP detach- ment at Mannville, said his force has provided special patrols for the hospital since threatening phone calls were made in November. But he declined to disclose further information. Horses being tested in fever outbreak FORT McMURRAY (CP) Horses from the Fort McMurray area of northeastern Alberta are be- ing tested for swamp fever following positive test results in two animals from the area. Swamp fever or equine infectious anemia was first spotted last fall in tests on horses on the Fort McMurray Horse Club lease. 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But the company's yard in Spruce Grove, just west of Edmonton, is filling up with unused equipment. Representatives of Crown Nursing home payments increased EDMONTON (CP) Provincial government sub- sidies to Alberta nursing homes are being increased by 20 per cent, Neil Crawford, health and social development minister, said Wednesday. Payments to nursing homes through the Alberta Hospital Services Commission will be increased to 911.25 a day for each eligible patient. Patients receiving treat- ment at a hospital or on tem- porary leave of absence will be entitled to a daily subsidy of up from Mr. Crawford said homes operated under the direction of nursing home boards will have their subsidies increased by to bring them in line with those for private nursing homes. The increases will be retroactive to Oct. 1 and the total increase in payments will amount to million un- til the March 31 end of the fiscal year. DIRTY TALK LEGAL SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Vulgar, profane or indecent language uttered in a loud, boisterous manner before women and children no longer constitutes a breach of the peace in California. The provision was removed in an amendment of a state law which has been on the books since 1875. .Caterers, which brings kitchen workers into oil well camps, say they had 16 contracts cancelled last week and may have to lay off about 50 employees in January. Wes Spencer, general manager of the firm which employees 350 people, says the cancellations cost the company about million and could cost another million if rigs currently drilling are not kept busy. "We will have a lot of equip- ment sitting in our yard this winter instead of out working. But I really feel sorry for small operators. It's going to break a few people." Mr. Spencer said his com- pany expected 1975 to be the best year in the last nine years, and had just completed a expansion of facilities at Inuvik, N W T. Then came the cancellations and "now, 1975 looks like one of the worst." "We haven't laid off people yet, but it's says a spokesman for Keen Drilling Ltd. of Edmonton, which employs about 300 people. "It's just a matter of time. If oil companies con- tinue to announce cuts in ex- ploration, then "we won't hire anybody and won't replace people when they quit." George Blackstone, presi- dent of Beta Well Service Ltd., tells a similar story. If the situation doesn't improve within the next couple of weeks, "then we will be forc- ed to lay people off." The firm, which has a staff of 160 and serves oil well rigs, had four projects cancelled last week. Chamber fears big slump if oil feud continues CALGARY (CP) The Cal- gary Chamber of Commerce says that unless the federal- provincial feud over resource taxation is quickly resolved, it would lead to "serious unem- ployment and a damaging downturn in economic activity in the oil producing provinces." The chamber, in a telegram to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Premier Peter Lougheed of Alberta, noted that as a result of increased taxes by Ottawa and the provinces, oil industry expen- ditures in Canada "must necessarily be cut by as much as million." Meanwhile, Amoco Canada Petroleum Co. Ltd. of Calgary is distributing a dossier entitl- ed A Crucial Time for the Canadian Oil Industry. It reprints a Statistics Canada computer prediction of the effect on other the oil industry reduces ex- penditures by million. Ottawa has said that the Nov. 18 budget represented a concession of million from the earlier May 6 budget on its part. The Statistics Canada pre- diction says that if the oil in- dustry reduces expenditure by estimated increase in federal and provincial tax income after full implementation of the proposed tax would result in the loss of 880 jobs for one year and the sales decline of million in other industries through spin- off effects. 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