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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, 19, 1974 Rental housing plan moves step closer OTTAWA (CP) The promised limited-dividend rental bousing program came closer to reality Wednesday with the announcement by toe urban affairs department of million in loans for construction of rental housing units. It will finance 18 different apartment housing projects in eight urban areas from St., John's, Nfld., to Victoria. More than half the new un- NOTICE! To Lethbridge Herald Advertisers: The Lethbtidge Herald YEAR-END PICTURE PARADE Will be Published TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31st This popular once a year feature offers your firm the opportunity to intro- duce members of your sales staff to over Lethbridge Herald read- ers at a very reasonable cost. The Lethbridge Herald Photographers will be available to take pictures at your convenience and by appointment! For further information call the Display Advertising Department! Clip and Mail this Form or Telephone 328-4411 The Lethbridge Herald YEAR-END PICTBRE PARADE P.O. Box 670, Lethbridge YES, we wish to be included in the Year-End Picture Parade Name Address Telephone We will be available for picture taking We will require........pictures to be taken Date...................... Time (Deadline for Picture Taking is December 23rd) its, will be built in Toronto, Urban Affairs Minister Barney Danson said in a news release. The government is providing developers 50-year mortgages at eight-per-cent interest, a few percentage points below commercial rates. In return, the de- velopers agree to rent to per- sons of moderate income at fixed rentals for a minimum of 15 years. Firemen to receive back pay CALGARY (CP) Calgary's 680 firefighters, who have been working 'almost a year on 1973 pay scales, will receive back pay Friday, the city announced Wednesday. The firefighters were awarded a 12.8 per cent pay increase, retroactive to Jan. 1, only last month. However, the pension issue is still unresolved and the city will discuss it with the firemen next month, said Angus MacDonald, city labor relations manager. Earlier, the president of Local 255 of the International Association of Firefighters expressed concern over the lateness of the back pay, amounting to for a first class firefighter, coming through. Bob Williams said firefighters had feared that if the back pay did not come through this year, they might have to pay more income tax next year. Mr. Williams said the pen- sion issue under the 1974 contract pension will be transferred to the provincial local authorities plan from the Calgary pension fund still has to be worked out. The 1973 rate of pay for a first class firefighter was a year. And talks for a 1975 contract have to begin shortly, Mr. Williams said. The loans are part of a ISO- million program announced by the minister in September. The cities chosen all have vacancy rates of less than two per cent. The news release said proposals for construction of an additional 280 units in Halifax and Sydney, N.S., currently are being reviewed by the government. Funds for construction of buildings, ranging from a two- storey walk-up to a 33-storey high-rise in Toronto, will come from the capital budget of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. "Rents for the housing units to be produced will be set out in an agreement between the owner of a project and CMHC and will be based on the size of the units, the extent of ser- vices provided and the advan- tageous financing terms Mr. Danson said. The housing includes one-, two-and three-bedroom apart- ments. A corporation spokesman said the definition of moderate income varies from region to region and from pro- ject to project. The income ceiling would likely be higher for the Toronto projects, he said. Rental would be through normal commercials channels. CMHC will check developers to make sure "the housing is rented to those for whom it is he said. The spokesman said no pro- posals were received from de- velopers in Vancouver and Saint John, N.B., two other cities with low-vacancy rates: A proposal for a project in Saskatoon was withdrawn because of site difficulties, he added. Bread price hike justified OTTAWA (CPT Bread price increases of two to five cents a loaf between March and October this year were justified by added costs to bakeries, the food prices review board said Wednesday. After studying 30 bakeries, responsible for the bulk of na- tional bread sales, the board said bakers' costs of making and distributing a 24-ounce loaf of sliced white bread rose between 2.3 cents and 3.3 cents. Sugar price increases ac- counted for half the added cost of ingredients, the board said in a news release. Labor, packaging and trans- portation costs also rose. The board said it will con- tinue its monitoring of the baking industry. COFFIN OF SLAIN POLICEMAN Moncton mourns slain policemen Demonstrator From all of us to all of you we extend the best for the season and offer you the season's best car and truck buys. Drop in and see us this week we have a deal for you that will make you happy. BRAND NEW 1975 LTD BROUGHAM 2 door hardtop, white vinyl roof, maroon metallic paint, automatic transmission, p.s., p.b., 400 V8 engine, AM-FM stereo, air conditioning, speed control, radial tires. SlVI ON THE SPOT FINANCING AVAILABLE Outstanding MONCTON, N.B. (CP) The bells of Assumption Cathedral tolled in a cold wind Wednesday as this city paid a final tribute to two policemen slain in a bizarre kidnapping episode. Beneath the cathedral tower, more than 500 policemen stood silently at attention as the coffins of Cpl. Aurele Bourgeois, a 47-year- old father of four, and Con- stable Michael O'Leary, a 33- year-old father of two, were carried from a funeral attend- ed by about mourners. A few steps behind were members of the immediate families, some crying softly, as the coffins were lifted into hearses. Ignoring the wind and snow- flurries, hundreds quietly lin- ed St. George Street opposite the imposing stone few blocks from to the service on loud speakers plac- ed outside. Most streets were deserted as the community of ob- served a four-hour period of mourning Most government offices, schools, stores and businesses were closed. BODIES FOUND The bodies of the slain offi- cers were found Sunday in shallow graves about 15 miles northeast of here. They disappeared more than 48-hours earlier while in- vestigating the kidnapping of a 14-year-old boy released un- harmed after his father paid a ransom. Two men charged with mur- der of the policemen and kid- napping of the boy are sched- uled to make their next court appearance Dec. 23. Meanwhile, special trust funds established for the families of the two men climbed well past Wednesday with pledges from the Mantimes as well as dis- tant parts of Canada and the United States The police guard of honor at the funeral was composed of men from forces in the Atlan- tic provinces, Quebec and On- tario. They filled the central section of the large, arched cathedral, and lined the long aisles running to the base of the altar LINED STEPS Members of municipal forces, dressed in dark blue uniforms, and a special troop of RCMP, wearing scarlet tunics beneath their winter garb, lined the cathedal steps. Lt -Gov. Hedard Robichaud of New Brunswick, Premier Richard Hatfield and Moncton Mayor Gary Wheeler were among government representatives and dignitaries who attended the service. The closed coffins were placed side by side at the foot of the altar and were flanked by the families. Both caskets carried flowers Roman Catholic Archbishop Donat Chiasson, in his homily, paid tribute to the two officers and attacked violence in society. But he admonished the concept of an eye for an eye. a tooth for a tooth. "When members of our society dare to go as far as this, tt is the whole society which suffers." Staff morale improved after hospital shakeup SALE HOURS: Won., Wsd. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.. 8 a.m.-S p.m. D UNLOP FORD CormrlStftAvi. Mayor Maonth Drivi Phone 328-8861 STONY PLAIN (CP) A provincial inquiry into the operations of Stony Plain Municipal Hospital was told Wednesday that a change in the hospital's senior ad- ministration in 1973 brought about a "dramatic im- provement" in staff morale and relations. Dr. James Paterson, a physician at the hospital since 1956, said changes in the positions of administrator, director of nursing, and board chairman were all factors in bringing about improvement in the hospital. Under questioning by John Weir, lawyer for Dr. Viljoen Kritzinger, Dr. Paterson said an excessive number of sur- gical cases handled at the hospital created problems for both the nursing director and the administrator. Dr Viljoen Kritzinger, the central figure in the inquiry, has been blamed for a number of problems encountered dur- ing the 11-year history of the hospital. The inquiry has been told that the dramatic improve- ment noted in July, 1973, was followed by a deterioration at the hospital which led Dr. Kritzinger to write a report which was critical of nursing care. The inquiry was adjourned until Friday when Dr. Paterson will resume his testimony. i ;