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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saiurday, December 21, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Dateline Alberta Policemen fined for assault CALGARY (CP) Two city police constables found guilty of assault causing bodi- ly harm were fined each in provincial court today. Constables Gordon Duncan Lapish. and Gary Baxter Ogilvie were convicted of assaulting Lyle Douglas Thomson, 36, of Calgary, when they arrested him at a city hotel tavern last Sept. 24. Provincial Judge R. V. Two truck rules asked EDMONTON (CP) A cor- oner's jury recommended Thursday that the provincial government establish a board to regulate the operations of tow trucks in Alberta. The recommendation was made following an inquest into the Sept. 7 deaths of John Boizard, 25, of Edgerton, Alta., and Ernest Cliff, 60, of Edmonton. The jury ruled the deaths Centre addition postponed EDMONTON (CP) Start on a million addition to the Edmonton Centre project has been postponed because of un- certainty about the economic climate, it was announced today. Christopher Cornish, pro- ject manager for Edmonton Centre Ltd., emphasized it was not a cancellation, adding that the firm's directors are "concerned about the general economic climate of the country." He said they were not prepared to proceed until they find out what the situa- tion is CUPE asks conciliation GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) The Canadian Union of Public Employees has asked the Alberta department of labor for conciliation in negotiations with the Alberta Hospital Association, it was announced today. Al Cunningham, union negotiator, said the talks broke off with the association late last week and a request was filed with the Alberta Board of Industrial Relations for conciliation. He said the talks stalled when there was no progress on monetary issues. Among major items in the dispute are union security, compensation, sick leave, vacations statutory holidays, hours ot uurk, overtime, and wages UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET Lethbridge...... 47 33 Medicine Hat 44 24 .01 Edmonton 35 19 Banff....... 34 25 .28 Calgary. 41 Victoria 52 44 1.49 Prince Rupert. 44 30 21 Kamloops....... 36 32 .20 Vancouver 51 42 90 Saskatoon.......26 9 Regina 20 4 Toronto........33 28 .01 Ottawa 28 23 Montreal 26 22 .02 Chicago 32 31 38 New York 44 38 Miami 76 71 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat Showers of rain or snow this morning. Winds southeast 15 Chinook cloudiness this after- noon. Winds westerly 20 Highs near 35. Lows near 25. Sunday: Cloudy periods Highs 25 to 30. Calgary Snow showers today. Winds southeast 15 to 20 turning to westerly 15 in the late afternoon. Highs near 35. Lows near 20 above Sunday: Cloudy periods. Highs near 25. Columbia Kootenay Snow today, easing off to Hurries in the afternoon. Lows in the teens Cloudy with sunny periods Sunday. Highs today low to mid 30s and Sun- day 25 to 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Gusty southwest winds and mild today with scattered rain and snow showers western and southern mountains this afternoon Northwesterly winds snow and colder spreading from the divide ear- ly tonight into the eastern plains by Sunday morning. Snow and continued cold most sections Sunday. Highs today 35 to 50. Lows tonight 15 to 25 Highs Sunday 20 to 35. West of Continental Divide Cloudy and mild today with scattered rain and snow showers turning colder with snow locally heavy in the mountains late this afternoon and continuing tonight. Gusty winds at times Snow decreas- ing to showers Sunday and continued cold Highs today 35 to 45 Lows tonight 20s. Highs Sundav 25 to 35. hoping the holiday brings you many joys shared with loved ones. It has been a pleasure to serve you. Prom and Staff at UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. "Serving you over a quarter century" 302 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-2805 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. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a m. 11 p.m. (Times Mountain Indian investigating transmission ransom f report's charges of racism ...U.T. v Read convicted Lapish and Ogilvie after hearing evidence from 19 Crown and defence witnesses, including six policemen, Thursday. Police Chief Brian Sawyer said he will decide what ac- tion to take after "I have thoroughly reviewed the case." In the meantime, Lapish and Ogilvie will be taken off the street and will work in office. accidental after being told a tow truck, pulling a transit bus, jackknifed across the highway, colliding head-on with the vehicle driven by Mr. Boizard. The bus then collided with a second vehicle and the passenger in the tow truck, Mr. Cliff, was killed. The jury said the province should also set up a board to regulate licences for towing operations and operators. EDMONTON (CP) Kidnappers who sought a goldpainted transmission in payment for the return of a 100-pound metal man were not fooled by a fake payoff and have increased their ransom demands. The kidnappers stole the man made of broken trans- mission parts from Cottman Transmission last weekend. It was the shop's trademark. Manager Tom Anderson followed the ranson a point. Only a gold-painted transmission casing, filled with stones, was left at the designated spot. The kidnappers later tacked another note onto the door of the shop, saying they still want a real gold- painted transmission. They also called for members of the shop to donate to the Santa's Anonymous fund and give 14 pints of blood to the Red Cross. Mr. Anderson said Thursday the shop will donate the required because "we want him back." But he added it is going to be difficult to come up with 14 pints of blood. The shop only has four workers. 'Shoplift toll may reach million' CALGARY (CP) The chief of security with a major downtown department store says about million worth of merchandise was stolen by shoplifters from Calgary stores during the Christmas shopping season last year and this year the total could reach million or million. The security officer, a former policeman, said in an interview that in his store, about 220 people have been caught shoplifting in the last six weeks, almost double the number last year. He said inflation appears to be a reason behind the increase but the stores are fighting back, installing more television screens and charg- ing more shoplifters instead of just giving them lectures. There is no such thing as Taylor calls gov't modern-day EDMONTON (CP) Nick Taylor, Alberta Liberal leader, Friday accused the provincial government ol playing the role of a modern day "Scrooge" with regard to financing education. The cost of education is ris- ing rapidly and the provincial government is not keeping pace in fulfilling its respon- sibility, Mr Taylor said in a news release Premier Peter Lougheed has announced an increase in the foundation plan and grants to Edmonton and Calgary school boards, but "when calculated in terms of student enrolment, the figure is ac- tually less than the reported 15 per he said. "In spite of the reported increase in provincial aid, the foundation plan is absorbing less and less of the total cost ol education in the province. This means that the rate payers of the cities are being asked to pay more and more of the education cost "For example, in the city of Calgary the percentage cost of education to the Calgary citizen in 1973 was 15 per cent, in 1974 it was 20 per cent, and in 1975 it will be between 22 and 23 per cent. "If it continues to rise at this rate, we will regress to the point at which Mr. Lougheed first came into Mr. Taylor said. "Don't forget it was the pre- sent Alberta government that promised to take this burden oil the back of the rate payers." He said the premier con- tinually informs Albertans of the large reservoir of funds available. "What better investment could we possibly make than to invest in the education of future the Liberal leader asked "Education is the most im- portant investment that we can make, and now is not the time to act miserly just to boast of a large bank ac- count." Supreme Court acquits professor on theft rap EDMONTON (CP) A un- iversity professor accused of stealing from an Alberta Treasury Branch was ac- quitted Friday in Alberta Supreme Court. After hours of deliberation, the three woman, nine man jury found Dr. David Greer Tucker, 34, not guilty of theft. During presentation of the Crown's case Thursday, the jury heard evidence that Dr. Tucker went into a Treasury Branch office to apply for licence plates. The teller left her wicket to find a stamp to validate his receipt. Former manager Elvin Locke told the court he looked past the teller "and saw someone's arm closing the cash drawer." 's wishing all of you a very special Merry Christmas! To all our customers, friends, and family. PETER SIMONS AND SONS CONSTRUCTION LTD. EDMONTON (CP) The depart- ment of Indian affairs is considering an investigation into charges that the staff at its Calgary office treated Indians as "inferior human says Fred Walchli, the department's Alberta regional director. The charges were made last week in a report prepared by representatives of six academic and community groups in Calgary. It claimed that the Calgary staff were "racist" and had violated professional social work standards and called for an investigation by the Cana- dian Association of Social Workers. "We are going to review the report and the allegations and possibly ask for an investigation by someone outside the Mr. Walchili said in an interview "We feel however that the charges are unfounded. We have had several people going down to Calga :y in the last few weeks and I find it hard to believe that the charges are true." He said the complaints in the report prepared by members of the Cana- dian Mental Health Association, the Calgary Local Council of Women, the Calgary Civil Liberties Association, and the University of Calgary's school of social welfare, department of anthropology and division of continuing education came from "a few Indians who pupport to represent all Indians." He also said Calgary police had refused three times department re- quests to evict the Indians who oc- cupied the department's Calgary office for three days last month Mr Walchli said he personally con- tacted Calgary Police Chief Brian Sawyer but the chief said "he didn't believe either office had the power to give orders and requested that the order come trorn the minister Chief Sawyer said during the oc- cupation, by 25 Indians of the Calgary Urban Treaty Alliance, that the oc- cupation was peaceful and police should not get involved The chief also refused to lay charges against the In- dians Chiet Sawyer's action was supported by the police commission but criticized by Calgary Mayor Rod Sykes "shoplifting" under the Criminal Code of Canada. People are charged under Sec- tion 294 theft. The security officer said clothing, jewelry and cosmetics are prime targets for shoplifters, but some try to steal large items such as television sets. "People are shocked when we apprehend them they never think they will get and offer excuses such as: "I was just going out to see how it looked in the "I just saw a friend go by and I was going to show him." was just going to my car to get my chequebook." Some break down and cry, he said. Others, strange as it may seem, appear to be relieved. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE A CHRISTMAS GIFT? We bet you would and next year prices are going to be 10% higher, we have a limited amount of 1974 units left and here's your chance to get your air conditioning at great savings plus MOO GIFT from Carrier when you purchase the ROUND ONE Carrier THE IDEAL GIFT THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL ENJOY FOR YEARS! ft 1702-2nd.Ave. South Phone 328-5973 B. REIMER Business Manager TOM SEINES Insurance Manager Dave Neufeld Sales Manager K From all of us at ASTRO REALTY INSURANCE LTD. AND KRAHN HOMES LTD. to all of you our friends and customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! w "The Friendly Staff at Astro V.URLY SHERMAN Sales ;