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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta C U- 55 'jHi' t r V- IP 4 j fl A SWEET SCENE Mary Pironaggi, left, Sheila Ber oldo and Dave Ethrington look over a Christmas scene which Ihey and 11 other studenls at Vancouver's Alpha Junior Secondary School constructed out of 49 pounds of icing sugar. The scene, called Santa's Village, was built by the school's senior food debate t .-MI t.i! murder. Keith Eipie Latta. -13, of Out., was arrested at s home one week alter the uno 13 shooting of his former lartncr, Robert Neville, 36, an Edmonton travel agent and eparate school board trustee. Constable Lyle Langer testi-icd Tuesday that Latta's fin-erprints were found on two terns among the assorted con-enLs of a locker at Edmon-on's Union Bus Depot. Police opened the locker with a key found near Neville's KM y. discovered in his office by 'a pedestrian looking through the window the day af-e" the shooting. Constable Langer fingt at murder Latta's prints were found on a map of Italy and a newspaper section. The other items in Uie lockers were a black leather zipper case, an Ualian-EngHs i dictionary, a tern speclac cs case, two newspaper clippings with pictures of Neville circled in ink and a quantity o[ ammunition for a .32-calibre Smith and Wesson revolver. A pathologist testified that two .32-calibre bullets were found in Neville's Inxly which had four bullet wounds, three made by bullets entering and one by a bullet leaving. A .32-calibre Smith and Wesson revolver found on the bank of the North Saskatchewan River a few days after the shooting, witness testified. Constable Arnold Jloser said three of the gun's six champers contained live bullets and three had cartridge cases from fired bullets. The court was told Monday by crown counsel W. A. Stain-ton that Latta and Neville were once partners in the travel agency, Neville World Travel Services Ltd.. but the accused had sold his shares and had been paid for them by last April. Mr. Stainton told the court Uie partnership included a life insurance policy taken out bv each of them on the otter's life. The policies were identical, he said, except that the one covering Neville contained a double-indemnity clause calling for payment of S75.0CO if Neville died an unnatural death. SOUGHT LOAN H. K. Strapp, manager of a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada in Kingston, testified Tuesday that Latla approached him on June 17, four days after the shooting, to establish credit in the event that a loan might he needed later in the month. He said possible security for the loan would have been an insurance policy on Neville's life, adding that he was aware that the travel agent was dea< wlwn Latta approached him. He received the policy on June 17. Mr. Strapp testified that Latta was applying for trial to be used if investors in West-mount Travel Finance Corp. surrendered thsir debentures at the end of June, lie said he believed the loan would have been for between and S50.000. Tli3 bank manager said that Wcstir.ount Travel Finance Corp. Ltd. was a business that financed tile personal con-tracts of persons using Neville World Travel Services Ltd. Tile trial continues of Milk fund donors Box 3S2, VJIk River 5 1 00 Mr? Judith Adams, Leth 1.00 Anonymous. Lethbridge 1.00 Mr. Mrs. A. J. Dflwson, Calory 1.00 Mrs. H. Coyle, Lethbridae 1 00 Mr. and Mrs. Ccolin, Kitchener, Ont. 1.W1 M. G. McKeniie. Warner 7.00 Box 43, CtareEhOtm 2.00 Henry Grave land, Granum I.M A P., Uethbridge 2-00 Eric nnd Jeffrey Deringer. J 00 Margaret Pisony, Fc-rnis 2.00 Ana-iymou1 Lethbrldqe 2.CO f. G. Moult, Lethbridne 2.00 J. V. Coolin, Lethbridqe 3.00 Jimmy and Valeric 2.00 Anonymous, Lethbrldcje I.M Anonymous, Claresholm CO Anonymous, lethbridoe 2.00 Anonymous, Lcttibricfcte W Anonymous, Lsthbridoe I-M Brad cirri Allison Howcsad, Gayfe Hinman, Cardslon xoo Georce ChriEtenscn, Taber 3.00 Anonymous, Turin 3.W Dee and Marie 3.03 Mr and Mrs. S. A Severtson, Enchant 5 B Elfring, Picture Bolte 5.00 Thf Jack Gladstone Family, Pincher Creek 5.00 Box 100, Lurtdbrcck 5.00 John and Pecigy Lloyd, 5.00 Wary Hutfr. Coaldale 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Anton Huber. Coaldale 5 M Woman's Institute, Bur'dolf 5.00 BirdEtt United Church Women, Bnw Island for All in Wasliinsto o CALGARY (CP) Plans by Hie provincial government to establish an Alberta House in Washington, D.C., are a "complete waste of the taxpayers' mono opposition leader Harrv Strom said Tuesday. "The federal government already has offices in Washington and (hey have assured provincial governments in the past that they cculd use these facilities at any time." Mr. Elrcm was also critical of the three month old Progressive Conservative government for creating task forces consisting only of Conservative members. ''When we were in power they were always advocating that task forces be made up cf members of both parties but they have conveniently forgotten this approach liouse n criticized Trie .Social Credit Party does not dispute the recent decision by the National Energy Board to deny applications for the export of natural gas, he said, "The National Energy Board is a technical body qualified to come up with technical decisions and should not he looked upon as a political body capable cf making political decisions." Mr. Strom also de-scribed as unworkable Premier Peter Loughecd's proposal for Alberta to be allowed observers at federal talks concerning Alberta energy experts. "This idea is thoroughly impractical since every other province in Canada would want to have observers at all talks concerned with their resources and only chaos would result." Aid pledged Lo Indian protestors EDMONTON' (CP) A SlOQ-j-month pledge to aid the In-ians of the Saddle Lake a.nd Lake bands still occupying he federal Indian affairs of-iccs here was made Tuesday jy the Edmonton and District Labor Council. The sit-in en the top floor of he 27-slorey CN Tower began Oct. 2fl in protest against living conditions and education stan-ards on the reserves. Spokes-n en for the protestors say they vill continue their occupation in il Indian Affairs Minister eon Chretien agrees to meet t them and to see the con-i tions on (he reserves firsthand. The pledge was made at the council's regular meeting Tues-iay and will continue for at cast four months. 'Hie union leaders also sup-wrtcd a proposal that an exact-are system of payment he by the city transit system. Under the fare system, jus drivers would not have to make of C expects budget deficits in 1972-73 CALGARY (CP) The University ot Calgary has applied for a supplementary grant ako 5.00 D. H. WillmoM, CardsfWi 5.00 Th" McDonald Family, later 5.M All Stints ACW, Wflterton Park 3.00 Gordon nnd Trudy King, Pincher Creek 500 Anonymous, Lethbridge 5.00 Ancnymous, Pincher CreeK 5.00 Anonymous, Bow Island 5.05 Anonymous, Milk River 5 00 Millfrent McKanna. LHh. Mr nnd Mrs. W. C. G'ltwrt, Lclhbridn" 5.00 Jrhn. ElizafcelH and Pan! Sauer, Ircn 5.00 Mr and Mrs. H. G." Ppck, Lfithbridr-e 5 00 Ftt Auhert, Lsthbridnff 5.1V) Anonyma's 5.00 Darby, l.elhhrido- V.' Gi-7ik. LMhiridae 5.00 Mr', A 7.'. Lftn. S.M Anonymous Leth. 5.00 Karen and Greq Gerln, 1 othbrlclqc 5 00 Lfithhridqe Pack Lethbridae budget deficits in the 1972-73 fir ncial year. The would-be deficit is the result of the way the Universi-t i e s Commission calculated student enrolment which governs the size of operating grant received from the province. Tiie commission calculated that for the current year there would be 10.400 students but only enrolled. So for next year, the commission calculated a static student population but the university btidget committee said 9.800 students was more realistic. Rased on the no-growth projection, the commission figured a grant of The board of governors, at its meeting Tuesday, was optimistic il would get the additional funds and could avoid staff A i, i FROLIC IN FLORIDA SNOW Youngsters frolic in five tons of snow dumped at the Village Pines Day School hero Tuesday. Many of the younsnters had never seen snow in the North but were outfitted accordingly Despite the 80-degree temperatures the snow was stilt around aflor school and some of tho youngsters reportedly tried to take TOURIST FOR LOCATED. IN. BUSY. SOU JUNCTION. OF. M Property consiiti of fully m trailer park, serviced; six ur viced. A W Drive In, very coin wash with 22 SALE! THERN. ALBERTA. TOWN, AJOR. HIGHWAY. idem 16 unit motel, 22 unit it overnight trailer park in season. Large public T3 dryers. Gulf service extra space in several quarters, garage has room i excellent condition situated wing more than average 11, Rnymond Park, l.ethhridcie 10.00 n M Ollvpr, Lnthbrldne 10 M Pay Grlsnich. Picture Rutte TOW lark R. LnrnP, I.efhfcridM 11 W 1 Annnymmjn, LctlViridrm 1100 Prod Jnhnsnn, Clareshclm Mr find Mrs WhiWoM, Lfthhridrtf 10 nglo-A itier icon society honors oldest member LONDON (CP) Sir Harry Britlain, founder of the Commonwealth Press Union who will be 911 on Christmas A'Th'ur iPth. 10 nQ Ptnrher 10.00 W-ivnf nnd Willbfirg, 1 Pinchcr CrneK m.W Anonymous, 10 M In Memory of DounldS Hamilton, 10 M 2 Kkld Group, First Bnctist Church VancJnrhitt Rcofina 00 Mr'.. T. M. Hamhlln, Lflh. 1000 Grace Marshall UfW Ur.iJ. ScnithmlnMrr UnitpH Church, l.Mhbrldnr 1500 1 Kinni'-nrnh Woman's Initltuta Of buildings suitable for living for carwash. The above property li all i on a five ocre site and available, owner willing to sell on on equity basis ,infl Ar.n Hnrrilcvlilp Anonymous Lcthbritlnft 7'V'fl Anr.nvmmrv l.cthhririr- cn 1 w H. and family, I Athhritif 00 1 r. JH.W f.'.r. linorKT. I Mh 10.00 1 Nohlpfnrrt 5 W Roliin Spacer, NoWrford W 70 PO In Memory of Rfihert Lnwion ?n.W) M l.pfhVlt'ne K 00 Anonymous, Lethhrldnft 5500 Tl-n Prninprily Mill Indies Plnrlier 3000 .Mm, Ch-ulie Mary RncJinl, Lolhbridgo 30 00 TOTAL TOTAL TO DAT! society called the Pilgrims. Lively Sir Harry has boon elected the first and only pilgrim emeritus in the 70-year i history of the organization. He will be guest of honor at an anniversary dinner here Jan. Co. Sir Harry is the only surviving founder-member of the Pilgrims. The tonst to him at the dinner will be proposed by Scl-wyn Lloyd, speaker of Hie House of Coll ui now lor further information: Gordon Johnson Gerald Thompson COWLEY, ALBERTA FORT MACLEOD 628-3775 234-4165 CHIEF MOUNTAIN REALTY LTD, BOX 114, COWUY, ALBERTA-PHONE Assault victim9s condition critical By LA1UIY BENNETT Staff Writer A 70-year-old Magrath man assaulted with a, baseball bat and scyUie blade during a break-in at his home Monday has lapsed into a dangerously critical condition. "Reulon Marker's condition overnight has become said Dr. Steele Brewerton, the attending physician. Mr. Barker suffered severe head injuries and serious cuts to the stomach, hands, arms and upper body as a result of the assault. "His condition appeared to have improved yesterday, he was able to recognize visitors and the nurse on duty, but this morning he Dr. Brew- erton said. "His respiration and circula- tion have improved, but it ap- pears the head injuries are re- sponsible for the decline in his condition. Lottie, Mr Barker's 68-year- old wife remained in serious condition this morning with se- vere head injuries. Dr. Brewerton 16-year-old son Byrne was reported in fair con- dition this morning. He suffered a large cut to his forehead and a concussion when his family's home was broken into shortly after the break-in and assault at the nearby Barker home. "I heard a lot of noise in front of the house and looked around a room divider just in time to see Dymtro Krawec come through the front win- said the doctor. "At the same time, my son Byrne rushed into the living room to see what the noise was all about. Krawec swung the bat at me, I ducked and my son was hit hard in the fore- head, just above his nosCj and knocked down. "I could find nothing to de- fend myself with, but when I saw my son fall with a large cut on the forehead I rushed at Krawec and got a strangle hold on him. "I had to hit him on the head with his bat to subdue said the doctor. Dr. Brewerton and his wife, restrained Krawec until the HCMP arrived to take him into custody. "Krawec threatened my life two years ago when I told him his wife needed an operation, at the same time he violently at- tacked me breaking one of my ribs and caused me to suffer temporary hearing and sight damage for some time after- wards. "The only thing the Markers ever did was take Christmas gifts and food to the Krawec home and he accused them of trying to steal his said the doctor. Lethbridge Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson ordered Krawec sent to the Alberta Hospital Ponoka for mental examination in a court appearance Tuesday. Krawec is currently charged with attempted murder, assault and breaking and entering. An RCMP official said if Krawec is committed to a men- tal hospital the charges will not be dropped and when he is found able to stand trial he will be tried. Freedom short for escapees FORT S A S K A T C HEWAN (CP) Two prisoners were re- captured by RCMP early to- day, six hours after they es- capted from the Provincial Correctional Institute here. Jsil officials said Donald Leslie Taylor, 17, and Roger Hnatiuk, JG, dived through a window in the jail's licence plate shop and fled on foot. Taylor was serving 18 months for possession of stolen property and Hnatiuk 12 months for the same offence. Wen I her find road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H Lctlihriilgc Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmontcp Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary Cranbrook Vicloria Penticton Prince Rupert Prince George Kamloups Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's..... Halifax Charlottetown Fredericlon Cbicaigo Minneapolis New York Miami Los Angeles 34 23 26 31 ...30 25 2o 45 28 41 78 59 L Pre -2 .112 -3 .01 -3 .01 j -2! .10 -18 .10 -1 .03 -7 .02 3 .02 27 25 .00 i 12 ..I -2.1 .C6 32 .14, -14 .16 0 .01 18 30 .30 19 19 24 .07 22 .01 15 13 .02 41 1.65 26 37 .09 76 44 Las Vegas ........46 ?rt Honolulu .........W) 71) Rame...........51 Paris..........41 34 London .........55 52 Amsterdam 48 41 Moscow-.......... 9 -1 Stockholm......34 27 Tokyo..........56 41 FORECAST Lcil-bridgc. Medicine II a t Tml.ny: Light snow ending this afternoon. Clearing this evening and turning colder. Winds N15 and twisty. Lows tonight 20-25 below. Thurs- day: Clear and cold. Highs below. Liglit snow clearing by noon. Tempera- tures steady near 10 below to- day dropping to 20-30 below to- night. Thursday: Clear and very cold. Hiehs 10-15 below. Columbia Kootenay To- day: Generally clear and cold, clouding over tonight. Thurs- day: Snow. Highs today 1525. Thursday 10-20. Lows tonight five below to five above, ex- cept reaching -10 in Kootenay district. MR. FARMER PI- GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Your exclusive Allis-Chalmers Dealers for Lellibridge and Trading Area offer! "BEST DEALS "LOWEST DOWN PAYMENTS "LONGEST TERMS SERVICE Coults Highway P.O. r x 1202 Lethbridge, Alberta Telephone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COUHTESY OF AHA All liiRlnvnys in the Lctli- bridge district arc mainly clear nnd in good winter driving con- monion, few slippery .sections, visibilily limited due lo drilling snow and passing traffic. Hanff (indium and Banff- dition. j Jasper highways are in good Highway I, Trans Canada condition willi occasional slip- Highway. Calgary lo Revel- i pery seelions. Snow tires or stoke, good winter driving con- dition, occasional slippery sec- tions. Highway 2, Calgary to Ed- chains are required when tra- velling over Uie Ropers Pass and on all National Park ski- access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing Conlls 2-1 hours: Cnrway 9 a.m. to li p.m.; I1M Honita 11 .m. lo (i p.m.; Rooseville. B.C. n a.m. to (i p.m.; Kini'.-galc, H.C., 2-1 hours; Porlhill Rykcrls 8 n.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, WUdhorsc, 8 a.m. lo 5 p.m. ;