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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Dateline Altorta Calgary teachers unhappy CALGARY (CP) Calgary public school teachers voted overwhelmingly Thursday night in favor of giving their union executive the authority to apply for a conciliator in contract negotiations with the school board. Nick Gass, president of Local 38 of the Alberta Teachers Association, said after the vote that Calgary public teachers are concerned about the length of time the negotiations are taking. He said teachers, whose contract with the board ex- pires Dec. 31, are unhappy with the board's last offer of a 12-per-cent salary increase over a one-year contract. youth remanded RED DEER (CP) A 16- year-old Wetaskiwin youth charged with murder punishable by life imprison- ment was remanded to the Alberta Hospital for a psy- chiatric examination when he appeared in provincial court Thursday. Frederick William Souvie was charged after the beating death Nov. 22 of Walter Lofgren, 58, of Red Deer, in a city hotel room. Also charged was Marie Edwards, 28, of'Rocky Moun- tain House, who is to appear in provincial court Tuesday on a charge of assault causing bodily harm. Kidnap suspects held EDMONTON (CP) Two men charged with kidnapping an RCMP constable Nov. 28 appeared in provincial court Thursday and were remanded in custody to Dec. 12 for the setting of a preliminary hear- ing date. Brothers Ron, 21, and John Martin, 18, of Clear Lake, Man., now residing in Rocky Mountain House, were charg- ed jointly with the kidnapping of Const. Allen Hurkett. Charge thrown out EDMONTON (CP) A charge under the Securities Act of Alberta against a local real estate firm has been dis- missed in court. Arcana Agencies (Realty) Ltd. had been charged with trading in what is described as securities between Sept. 29 and Dec. 15 of 1972 without having filed a prospectus with the Alberta Securities com- mission. Police trial delayed CALGARY (CP) The trial of two Calgary policemen accused of beating a man when arresting him was delayed in provincial court Thursday because their lawyer has been appointed new chief justice of Alberta. Court was told that William McGillivray of Calgary, the lawyer retained by Constables Gordon Duncan Lapish and Gary Baxter Ogilvie, could not represent them now as he was named chief justice last week. Judge Brian Stevenson granted a request for Lapish and Ogilvie to get a new lawyer and rescheduled the trial for Dec 19. Charges against the policemen were laid after Lyle Thompson of Calgary swore information that he was beaten by two uniformed policemen at a downtown hotel Sept. 24. UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......48 35 Pincher Creek 42 32 Medicine Hat 51 23 Edmonton 39 26 Grande Prairie 15 03 Banff.. 39 26 Calgary......46 31 Victoria 50 39 .09 Penticton......45 39 .01 Prince George 40 20 Kamloops 41 29 Vancouver 49 41 Saskatoon....... 35 18 Regina......41 15 Winnipeg 32 22 Toronto........32 24 Ottawa ......27 24 Montreal......25 21 St John's.....37 15 .48 Halifax......... 28 18 Charlottetown 27 14 Fredericton 21 0 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Calgary, Medicine Hat Regions BEFORE YOU BUY WAIT THE 1975 AMC CARS ARE COMING And here are just a few reasons why you should wail: UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. 30? 3rd Avenue South Phone 327-2805 Friday, December 9, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Car insurance companies eye another rate boost Remember Me? Master Cpl. Elroy Stewart of the Edmonton-based Canadian Airborne Regiment greets his two-year-old twin sons Sheldon and Shane as the first group of the regiment returned yesterday following six months of United Nations peace- keeping duty in Cyprus. EDMONTON (CP) Alberta's major car insurance companies are considering applying for rate increases only a matter of months after the last increase. Spokesmen for the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) and Co-Operative Insurance Ser- vices said yesterday that increasing numbers of claims, higher labor rates and higher personal injury settlements have forced.them to consider applying to Alberta's Rate Review Board for the right to charge higher premiums. A 15-per-cent premium increase was granted Aug. 1, following approval of a number of companies' applications to the Alberta Automobile Insurance Board. George MacDonald, ex- ecutive vice president of the AMA, said "the total inflation picture is catching up with the insurance industry." He said body shop rates have jumped to an hour from and the company was faced with heavy un- derwriting costs. C. J. Brennan, manager of Co-Op's general insurance division in Regina, said his company would make a deci- sion by the end of the year whether or not to apply for a rate increase. He said the cost of the average claim handled by Co- Op has gone up substantially and the company was "ex! periencing some losses at present." A survey of several in- surance companies in Ed- monton showed rate increases of between 14 and 47 per cent in the last nine months for a married, 23-year-old driver with public liability and deductible collision coverage with theft and fire as specified perils. Election guessing game swings into high gear EDMONTON (CP) An early start to the spring ses- sion of the Alberta legislature indicates the Progressive Conservative government is planning a spring election, op- position spokesmen say. The legislature resumes its work Jan. 23 and Grant Notley, provincial NDP leader, said he expects a late April election. By the time the Conser- vatives hold their annual convention in March, the house should have gone SO DID LIVING COSTS The average size of in- dividual savings accounts in Canada increased consistently from in 1935 to in 1974. through most of the es- timates, he said. Premier Peter Lougheed will likely announce the elec- tion at the convention, he said. Bob Clark, Social Credit house leader, said if the budget is introduced in February the election might be held as early as March. May or June are still possibilities, he added. The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE Breath-analysis test unsuitable CALGARY (CP) A Calgary district court judge has ruled that a breath analysis solution tested by RCMP crime laboratories in Edmonton could not be used as sufficient evidence to con- vict drinking drivers. Judge E. R. Tavender, in an appeal case judgment that is binding on all provincial judges in Alberta, agreed yesterday with the appeal lawyer that insufficient testing was done on the solu- tion called "certified breathalyzer solution control No. 21." John MacPherson, lawyer for Garry Richards who was fined in provincial court Aug. 12 for exceeding the allowable blood alcohol limit, said the solution should be rul- ed unsuitable to sustain a con- viction under the federal criminal code. The judge ruled in MacPherson's favor after Donna Anne Diagneau, an analyst at the RCMP laboratory, testified that she only tested eight out of ampoules. One ampoule is used in each police breath analysis A sampling of 30 ampoules out of every is required It was not told in court how many drivers in Alberta have been convicted for impaired driving or exceeding the blood alcohol limit on this solution. Suffield gas tests disappoint Today: Mainly sunny Brisk westerly winds. Highs 45 to 50. Saturday: Cloudy periods Highs near 50. Lows 30 to 35. Columbia, Kootenay Regions Today cloudy with a few morning fog patches. Occasional rain this afternoon and evening. Saturday cloudy with a few sunny periods. Highs both days 40 to 45. Lows tonight 30 to 35. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly sunny today and Saturday Chance of a few snow showers western moun-" tains. Occasional gusty southwest winds east slopes Highs today 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20 to 30. Highs Satur- day 40 to 50. West of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness today and Saturday. Scattered snow showers mainly mountains both days. Highs 35 to 45 Lows tonight 15 to 25 EDMONTON (CP) The estimated gas in the Suffield block of southeastern Alberta is lower than was originally forecast, says a government report released yesterday. The report of the Suffield evaluation committee, releas- ed by Minerals Minister Bill Dickie, said Suffield's reserves contain 2.724 trillion cubic feet of gas. A 1972 forecast said there would be slightly more than four trillion cubic feet of gas in the Suffield block. The lower current estimate reflects disappointing test results in the Medicine Hat block formation, where reserves now appear 25 per cent less than originally forecast. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic 303 5th Street South NUtcalf Building PHONE 328-7684 In order to reduce our inventory before we move, we have placed all the mobile homes on our lot at Special Low Prices. 14'x 62'SHELBY MOBILE HOME 3 BEDROOM FURNISHED UNBELIEVEABLE LOW PRICE LETHBRIDGE SALES LOT ONLY 20512th Street "A" South LIMITED Behind Elks Club Phone 328-842? :V; sc< C -P CHARTER NORTHERN STAR" BUS WILL BE DRIVING ME ALL THE WAY TO THE SATURDAY, DEC. 7 a.m. PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chief Mountain, closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to6 p.m.; Kingsgateopen 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times Mountain COLLEGE MALL ;