Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
District SECOND SECTION The Lethbridge Herald 1973 Local news Pages 19 to 36 Alberta's best are here The best figure skaters in Alberta are competing today in the finals of the Alberta Figure Championships at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre. This evening's performance features junior ladies and men's free style at the junior free dance event at p.m. and the senior ladies' free style at p.m. This was how it was Friday evening at Henderson Lake as competitors did their best to advance to tonight's final. Figure skating is more than the twirls and grace that meets the eye of the spectators. For the competitors it's hours of practice each often during the wee hours of the morning or late at night when ice time is available. And it's parents who lend encouragement both moral finapcia'. For some the effort will be rewarded at Henderson Lake Ice Centre tonight when the judges appreciate their performances. Other skaters will be disappointed but will go through it all again aiming for success at next year's contest. Pictured the judges' top. At left are the judges at work Margaret Berezowski of Calgary and Hans Jahn of Edmonton shown here are two of five judges on this skating teacher Mary Petrie biting her lip while a stu- dent and Mary left and students Janet and Mark Hominuke chat following their performances. Sonja Chapman of Edmonton airborne. Rick Ervin photos Treasury branches not court rules By DAVID B. BLY Herald Staff Writer The Alberta Supreme Court ruled Friday that involvement in banking activities by the provincial government is not unconstitutional. Chief Justice J. V. H. head of the trial divi- sion of the Alberta Supreme said that although Parliament has exclusive jurisdiction over banks and bodies other than banks are not prohibited from carrying on banking. according to Section 157 of the Banking it is an offence for a business to use any form of the word in its name or advertising if that business is not a chartered bank. He said this implies that people can carry on banking activities without being incor- porated under the Banking Act The constitutionality of the provincial Treasury Branch had been challenged by lawyers for Kenneth a farmer in the Cardston area. Mr. Long had had given Bowen's Agriculture Wholesale Supply a firm which went out of business in 1968. Mr. Long had acquired an interest in the supply firm in and over the next three had guaranteed loans to the company totalling about When the company encountered Mr. Long acquired a majority of the shares and became president. When he found he could not resolve the firm's financial he ti til Branch to repay the loans. Mr. Long made a payment of about to the Treasury Branch This he told Mr. Chief Justice cleared him of all obligations to the Treasury he thought. A mortgage of'about against the building owned by the supply company would take care of he since the property was worth about The Treasury Branch foreclosed on the building and sold it for around but was not able to recover all the money involved due to legal fees and other expenses. It sued Mr. Long for Steve one of Mr. Long's said that an agreement made between the two parties stated that Mr. Long would repay the The agreement said nothing of his being obligated for the mortgage against the proper- Mr. Denecky and therefore Mr. Long was cleared of his guarantees. Mr. Chief Justice Milvain said that because the agree- ment did not mention the mortfiaee. it did not mean Mr. Long's guarantees were voided That would have to be expressly he said. Robert another defence then challenged the constitutionali- ty of the Treasury Branch's ability to act as a bank in recovering the money. Under Section 91 of the BNA Mr. Baines jurisdic- tion over banking was given to the federal government. The province was exceeding its authority m running a he said. The chief justice cited several precedents which sup- ported the Treasury Branch's and agreed with Bill lawyer for the at- torney general's that the province was not operating the Treasury Branches contrary to federal legislation. Chief Justice Milvain com- mented that even if the Treasury Branch had been found to be it would have been improper and unjust to award the case to the defence on this basis. money is properly he said.