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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge University full-time enrolment expected to spurt Preliminary estimates of full time student enrolment for 1974-75 show an increase at the University of Lethbridge that is substantially more than the provincial average for univer- sities. Statistics released by the department of ad- vanced education also show a projected increase in full time enrolment at the Lethbridge Community College that is sub- stantially below the provincial average for community colleges. The college's full-time enrolment projec- tion for this school year is less than a two per cent growth over the 944 full-time students it enrolled in 1973-74. The projected enrolment at the University of Lethbridge for this school year is about 12 per cent greater than its enrol- ment in 1973-74. The projected full-time enrolment for Alberta's six colleges shows an average 6.7 per cent growth and an average growth of 4.9 per cent in the universities. The agricultural and vocational colleges in the provinces anticipate an average enrol- ment growth of 4.2 per cent and the technical institutes expect a 0 5 per cent increase this year. The preliminary estimates do not take into account part-time, continuing education and non-credit students. Full-time enrolment at the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge is expected to reach students this year and the colleges anticipate a total enrolment of students. The universities enrolled students and the colleges m 1973-74 The Northern and Southern Alberta In- stitutes of Technology have an estimated stu- dent enrolment of this year District The Lethbridge Herald Local news Second Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, December 23, 1974 Pages 13-24 Cattle quota remains unfilled Movements of Canadian cattle across the border to the United States are still a mere trickle despite an unfilled quota. "We're getting a few animals but nothing like what we aU S Customs officer told The Herald in a telephone interview from Sweetgrass, Mont As of Friday night, cattle were still eligible for shipment under American im- port quotas. Larger openings exist in the quotas for beef, ,veal. pigs and pork, he said. The U S restricts move- ment of all cattle except dairy and specified purebred cattle to eight per cent of the average shipments during the past five years. Cattle and meat can only be moved across between a m. and 4 30 p m Monday to Friday, as clearance must be obtained from Washington, D C The quota office in Washington will be closed Christmas Day only this week, stopping any possible movement of cattle to the U S from Canada Police attend funeral City Police Chief Ralph Michelson and Const Leon Bruneau, president of the Lethbridge Police Association, were in Calgary today attending the funeral of a Calgary detective slam in a Shootout Friday They were also expected to take in talks today on a national position on capital punishment involving police association representatives from all parts of Canada The president of the Calgary Police Association said Sun- day following the death of Det Boyd Davidson in Calgary and the earlier shooting of two Moncton policemen, a national police strike may be held if capital punishment is not reinstated in Canada. Constable Frank McDonald, president of the Calgary Police Association, said "there could be some kind of national reaction amongst the police community" if two con- victed killers of an RCMP of- ficer in Cloverdale, B C. are not hanged Jan. 28. The pair was convicted by a B.C. Supreme Court and sentenced to die for the murder of the RCMP officer last March. "I've been told the B C. forces plan to walk out if two people don't hang in B.C." said Const. McDonald "Police are responsible peo- ple but there's no way we can accept anything less than capital punishment for any murder of anyone." Const. McDonald criticized federal Solicitor General Warren Allmand for his abolitionist viewpoints and said "Mr. Ailmand has im- plied that as long as he sits in office no one will be hanged in Canada." "I would remind Mr. All- mand that he is there at the choice of the people and the people can remove him." The police meeting follows Friday's two-hour shoot-out 'with ex convict Philipp Gagnon, 26, who had a history of mental disorder and had been released from prison less than six months ago. Okay pantomime fans, these are the characters you'll want to hiss and boo. Cinderella's mother and two sister uglies struck a before and after pose for Herald photographer Bill Groenen during a rehearsal. Granted they were supposed to be ugly, but moustaches were just too much. They are Marigold, Albert Azzara, left; Mother, The moustaches just had to go Tony Diminik, and Pansy, Bryan Francis. The Muriel Jolhffe pan- tomime productions of the fairy tale is being staged at the Yates Centre Thursday, Friday and Saturday with shows at p.m. and p.m. Thursday and Saturday and one show at p.m. Friday. Tickets available at Leisters and the Bowman Arts Centre. Fluoride application quashed An application by city resi- dent Mona Thorburn to quash the city's fluoridation bylaw was adjourned Monday in District Court. It will be heard Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. The application was made under a section of the Municipal Government Act which allows any elector to apply to quash any bylaw Waterton records 18 inches of snow WATERTON (Staff) Waterton Lakes National Park operations manager Bill Henderson said to- day about 18 inches of snow fell on the weekend but roads will be plowed out today. "If cross country skiers want to return to the park over the holiday everything should be open for he said. However, he said, "if this southwest wind starts to blow, we might have a few problems The weather was "clear as a bell" this morning. Briefs on centre eyed for New Year 6 vehicles pile up at Grassy Lake Briefs to be presented to city council and the provincial cabinet in support of a propos- ed senior citizens' centre will be drawn up in the new year, Leonard Halmrast said Satur- day. Mr Halmrast, president of the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens, said the first meeting will take place short- ly after New Year's. All senior citizen groups in the city are represented on the steering committee, though smaller groups will prepare the briefs. The centre, which may cost would be for all senior citizens The Golden Mile Senior Citizens were the moving spirits in the project. What could have been a terrible disaster only days before Christmas, an ac- cident near Grassy Lake Sun- day morning involving two buses, three cars and a semi trailer truck, resulted in one minor injury About 74 people, passengers in the buses and cars were taken in from the storm by residents of Grassy Lake. Only one of the 74 people was injured. Judith Lund- quist, of Medicine Hat, was taken to Taber General Hospital with bruised ribs She %vas released from hospital today in South may benefit An estimated Alber- tans will become eligible for Canada pension retirement payments as a result of legislation introduced by federal Health and Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde and passed by the current session of Parliament Previously, persons age 65 to 69 had their Canada Pen- sion Plan retirement pension reduced or eliminated if they had earnings exceeding amounts stipulated by the legislation Effective Jan. 1. 1975, however, those people who have been contributing to the plan and who have reach- ed the age of 65 will be entitl- ed to draw retirement benefits whetner or not they continue to work and receive wages According to the district manager of Canada Pension Plan's Lethbridge office, J C L Bouchard, the amended legislation is particularly significant for those Albertans who choose to work after reaching age 65 rather than going into full retirement Mr Bouchard said that under the former legislation, many contributors had been ineligi- ble to receive benefits between the ages of 65 to 69 because they had remained in employment The same, of course, held true for the self employed person who continued to operate his or her business beyond age 65 rather than go- ing into full retirement. Mr. Bouchard emphasized that it is important for anyone in the 65 to 69 age category wishing to apply for Canada Pension Plan benefits to make applica- tion as soon as possible, as benefits become payable the month following the date of application. Some individuals may prefer to continue contributing to the plan after age 65 in order to increase their pension benefits and this option is still available In addition to removing the earnings test for retirement pensions, the amendments to the plan will establish equal treatment for male and female contributors and their beneficiaries; establish a new formula for determining the CPP earning ceiling and provide a greater opportunity for people at lower income levels to participate in the plan The changes in survivors and disability benefits will also come into effect Jan. 1, 1975. Taber RCMP said it was very lucky no one was killed The investigation is continu- ing and workmen are moving the vehicles away from the scene Police have no es- timate of damage as jet Frank Kast, an employee of K and K Texaco Service in Grassy Lake said the accident happened about four miles west of the small community The crash occurred about 9 a m Sunday Mr Kast, described the ac- cident "There was one car stopped on the road and two other cars piled into it Then one of the Greyhound buses took two of the cars into the Mr Kast said The second bus ran into the rear of the first bus, which was also struck in the side by an eastbound semi trailer truck, he said Mr Kast said the buses were en route to Lethbridge "The people were taken to Grassy Lake he added, "Only one woman was hurt A Taber RCMP officer said a two truck arrived at the scene to move the wrecked vehicles but broke down "The buses and cars and truck had to be pushed off the road to make way for the officer said Workers were at the scene today moving the vehicles Three charged in robbery Three Southern Alberta men have been arrested and charged with the Dec 13 arm- ed robbery of the Royal Bank of Canada branch at Barons, say RCMP Patrick William Linggard, Donald George Black and Steven Ragan were arrested Saurday. Mr. Linggard and Mr Black appeared in court Saturday morning and were remanded without plea The third man is to appear in court early in January Mr Linggard and Mr Black were in court again today and were remanded without plea Bail was refused Mr Linggard but bail was set at for Mr. Black Mr. Linggard will appear in court Tuesday for election and plea and Mr. Black will be in court Friday RCMP declined to say why the third man, Steven Ragan, will not be in court until January. RCMP said the investiga- tion is continuing and details of the arrests were not made available Police would not say whether any of the approximate taken by the robbers had been recovered Annual meeting set The Lethbridge Construc- tion Association will hold its annual meeting Jan. 30. The association announced officers will be elected at the meeting, including a president, first and second vice-presidents, and three directors ;