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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Otctmbw 14, 1974 THE LETMBRIDOE HERALD 3 Dateline Alberta Hospital talks break off Ex-Cyprus hostage Male pill Alberta plans to invest dies at Edmonton already EDMONTON (CP) Negotiations between the Alberta Hospital Association and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) on a new contract for hospital workers broke off Friday before the two sides ever discussed salary proposals. Al Cunningham of Calgary, chief negotiator for CUPE, said the parties were so far apart on several areas that wages were not discussed. The negotiators met for 3 1-2 days this week and three weeks last month. Mr. Cunningham said CUPE will apply to the provincial government for a conciliator. Salaries now range from a month for clerical positions to for nursing orderlies. Mr. Cunningham said CUPE will be looking for wage parity with workers in British Columbia, a move that would require monthly raises averaging Indians boycott classes EDMONTON (CP) Nicolas loannides, an Ed- monton high school teacher who was caught with his fami- ly on Cyprus during that country's recent hostilities, died Thursday night in hospital. He had been seriously ill during the last two years with a brain tumor and became trapped with his family during a visit to the Mediterannean island. The International Red Cross provided assistance to provide Mr. loannides, a Greek Cypriot native, with needed medication. Mr. loannides and his fami- ly arrived back in Edmonton. Sept. 28 on a Canadian Forces aircraft after being evacuated from Cyprus. He was accom- panied on the flight from Eu- rope by armed forces medical personnel. Mr. loannides is survived by BONNYVILLE (CP) About a dozen Indian students continued to boycott classes at Notre Dame School Friday, the third consecutive day of a protest over a teacher's resignation, curriculum changes and school passes. Some of the original 22 protesters returned to the junior high school. The protest started over the departure of a teacher the In- dian students say was pressured into resigning by the attitudes of the school board and white students. Bonnyville is about 130 miles northeast of Edmonton. Judge halts gang case CALGARY (CP) The crown failed again Friday to bring four members of a Calgary motorcycle club before the courts on charges stemming from a fatal fire at the club's clubhouse. Judge Brian Stevenson refused to let the case con- tinue until the crown specifies the charge facing Randy Nelson, 24, David Gnam, 23, Randy Erickson, 22, and Leslie Anderson, 25, all of Calgary. They were charged with wilfully causing a fire at the clubhouse March 26 which caused the death of Roma Leveque, 21, of Calgary. Chamber welcomes plan CALGARY (CP) The Calgary Chamber of Commerce said Friday it welcomed the Alberta petroleum exploration plan announced by Premier Peter Lougheed Thursday. The chamber said in a news release that the Alberta plan would help to restore industry confidence and slow down the exodus of personnel and equip- ment overseas "provided the premier's plan is supported by a suitable federal response." UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 24 1 Medicine Hat 24 19 Edmonton 19 Banff 26 Calgary......... 20 24 .82 .04 .43 .01 03 05 Victoria 48 Prince Rupert. 44 Kamloops 35 Vancouver 47 Saskatoon 22 Swift Current 24 Regma 26 Winnipeg 23 Toronto 38 Ottawa 36 Montreal 37 Chicago 40 New York 46 Miami 75 FORECAST Lethbridge Today mainly sunny W'inds becoming westerly 20 and gusty. Highs near 35 Sunday mainly sunny Gusty west winds. Lows tonight near 15 Highs on Sun- day near 35. Medicine Hat Today fog lifting gradually and becom- ing sunny during the after- noon. Highs 25 to 30. Sunday mainly sunny Lows tonight 14 19 5 42 35 28 37 19 18 22 7 29 23 22 36 41 68 near 15. Highs on Sunday near 30 Calgary Today fog through eastern sections until near noon otherwise mainly sunny Highs 25 to 30. Sunday mainly sunny Winds northwesterly 15. Lows tonight near 15 Highs on Sun- day near 30. Columbia Kootenay Mostly overcast today with occasional snow beginning this morning Windy at times. Mostly cloudy Sunday Snowflurries along the moun- tains Highs both days 30 to 35 except 20 to 25 in Columbia district on Sunday Lows tonight 15 to 20. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness today through Sunday. Scattered snow southeast portion today. Widely scattered snow showers Sunday Highs both days 25 to 40. Lows tonight 10 to 25 West of Continental Divide Cloudy with scattered snow showers this afternoon, tonight and Sunday Highs both days 30s. Lows tonight 15 to 25 FINAL WEEK-END CLEARANCE ON ALL TRAVEL W TRAILERS CAMPERS MOTOR HOMES All new and rental MUST BE CLEARED Sat., 9 a.m.-B p.m., UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. "Serving you over a quarter Century" 302 3rd Soiith 327-2605 IOANNIDES his wife, Iphigenia, and children John, 13, Adriana, 11, Evangelo, 8, and Zenon, 6. College faculty threatens strike EDMONTON (CP) The 200 member faculty associa- tion at Grant MacEwan Com- munity College has threaten- ed to strike if no progress is made in contract talks. Association president Karl Homann says negotiators for the board of governors have shown "bad faith and procrastination" in talks for a new contract that began in April. The association, in a state- ment issued Thursday night, demanded that the board name a negotiating com- mittee to be available on a day to day basis at the request of management or staff. "The faculty of this college is thoroughly upset over the lack of progress that is being made in the present contract said Mr. Homann. He mentioned strike action if "no visible progress is being made speedily." The last contract expired June 30. The college, which has an enrolment of has a full time teaching staff of 110 and a part time staff of 95. Clover, the lost cat, home after 18 months CALGARY (CP) A three year old Sealpoint Siamese cat was reunited with her owners this week months and 428 miles since the cat jumped from the family car at Revelstoke, B.C. Ken Miller, a Calgary bank manager, said the cat, named Clover, appeared on his mother m law's doorstep in New Westminster, B.C., Wednesday, howling for atten- tion The saga of Clover began in July 1973 when the cat jumped out of the Miller's car in Revelstoke while the family was in the process of moving from Kelowna, BC to Calgary. After a fruitless search of the area, the Millers gave up their pet for lost and con- tinued on to Calgary. Mr. Miller's mother in law called the Millers shortly after the cat appeared at her home, where the Millers had been visiting before beginning their move to Calgary. No one knows for sure, but the Millers think the cat may have gone home to Kelowna first, but when no one was home there she made her way to New Westminster. "She still has all her old habits, including the bad said Mr. Miller. "The only difference in her behavior is that she seems to sleep a little more maybe she is just tired from the plane ride (from New West- minster to Calgary) on market LONDON (Reuter) Two Australian researchers reported Friday successful preliminary trials 'of a male contraceptive pill based on synthetic hormones already on the market. Drs. Michael and Maxine Briggs of the biochemistry de- partment of Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, wrote in Nature magazine that the pill made five volunteers tem- porarily sterile. No serious side-effects were reported. The pill is a combination of a female hor- mone methyltestosterone, component of contraceptive pills used by millions of a male hor- used in treating men with bone disorders such as os- teoporosis, symptoms of the so-called "male and also taken as a weight and strength developer by some women athletes. Estrogens are known to cause infertility in men but they also produce side-effects including loss of sexual desire, impotence and even development of female physical characteristics. Androgens were seen as a pos- sible way of countering these side-effects. With a view to avoiding the lengthy laboratory testing re- quired for any new drugs, the Australian researchers looked at the possibility of using com- binations of drugs already approved for sale. They examined two men with osteoporosis who had been treated with an estrogen- androgen combination for several months, and found both patients were sterile but suffered no harmful side- effects. Then they tested the com- bination on five healthy males, who took the combined pill twice a day for 24 weeks. After nine weeks, four of them had stopped producing sperm. The fifth man stopped produc- ing sperm after 15 weeks. in urban transport firm Smile pure dynamite CALGARY (CP) A man whose smile was pure dyna- mite has been acquitted of charges of possession of an ex- plosive for an illegal purpose The "unlawful purpose" al- leged by the Crown in court yesterday was the treatment of a nagging toothache. Gary Vandale, a 20-year-old seismic company employee, began packing a decaying tooth with type of nitroglycenn used in seismic he was working at an isolated seismic camp last summer. Mr. Vandale testified he was miles from a dentist and the pain of the toothache was becoming unbearable. His supervisor suggested a traditional blasters remedy, packing the decaying molar QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIITRICH Certified Denial Mechanic 303 5th Street South NUtcalf Building PHONE 328-7684 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chief Mountain, closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9a.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 IMPORTANT NOTICE Christmas Season City Hall Hours City Hall will remain OPEN and all Departments will operate on a regular basis OP Saturday, December 21st. City Hall will be CLOSED and all other Departments will not operate on WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25th, 26th and 27th. All essential services will operate through- out the Christmas Season on a regular basis. John Gerla, City Clerk EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta government will invest between million and million in the urban tran- sportation development cor- poration established by the Ontario government, Industry Minister Fred Peacock an- nounced Friday. Mr. Peacock said Alberta will play a major financial role in the corporation and the total proposed capitalization will be between million and million. He said Alberta has two basic objectives it likes to gain experience in the urban transportation field which would be applicable to Ed- monton and Calgary and also hopes that components for urban transport vehicles will be produced by Alberta manufacturers. He added he could not be specific about a final decision on the Alberta involvement and Ottawa's decision also to become involved had delayed the process. The precise cor- porate structure remains to be settled to balance the various government interests. Mr. Peacock said it should not be possible for two provin- cial governments to vote against federal interests or any two partners to vote against the remaining govern- ment shareholder. Mr. Peacock said it was possible other provincial governments may become in- volved in the development which will concentrate on the design of transportation systems for intermediate size cities. An agreement was reached between Alberta and Ontario earlier this year on Alberta participation, but no financial details were announced at that time. APEX TV SALES SERVICE 535-13 Street North NEW PHONE NUMBER EFFECTIVE DEC. 328-1033 with the explosive to freeze the tooth nerve endings. Mr. Vandale testified that he tried it and it worked until he was able to see a dentist. He liked the remedy so well he decided to keep a vial of the substance at home. 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