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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, December 27, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 CO. LTD. Weather PUB approves boost for northern gas bills SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......38 23 Pincher Creek... 37 26 Medicine Hat 34 24 Edmonton 33 1 Grande Prairie 33 08 Banff........... 28 22 .04 Calgary......... 40 18 Victoria 43 30 .25 Penticton....... 37 30 .18 Prince George 34 Kamloops....... 39 30 .18 Vancouver...... 42 36 .39 Saskatoon....... 28 18 Regina 28 13 Winnipeg 34 9 Toronto......... 30 25 Ottawa......... 29 18 Montreal 23 13 St. John's....... 27 18 .31 Halifax......... 20 6 .10 Fredericton..... 16 5 Chicago 30 29 New York 36 32 Miami.......... 80 71 Los Angeles..... 58 44 Las Vegas...... 49 28 Phoenix 54 34 .01 Honolulu........ 83 68 Mexico City..... 68 43 Athens 57 41 Rome.......... 54 45 Pans........... 57 50 London......... 54 45 Berlin.......... 48 45 Madrid......... 50 41 Moscow 34 32 Singapore....... 86 73 Tokyo.......... 54 37 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat regions Today: Cloudy. Intermittent snow beginning this morning. Highs 30 to 35. Lows iunight 15 to 20. Satur- day: Periods of snow. Hjghs 30 to 35. Calgary region Today: Mostly cloudy. Snowflurries beginning later this morning. Highs 30 to 35. Lows tonight 10 to 15. Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a few snowflurries. Highs near 30. Columbia Kootenay regions Snow will end tonight. Saturday cloudy with a few sunny periods. Highs to- day and Saturday in the low 30s. Lows tonight near 15 to 20. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly cloudy today with scattered snow showers western mountains. Scattered snows west tonight and over the area Saturday. Decreas- ing winds along the east slopes. Highs today 30s east 40s west. Lows tonight 10 to 20. Highs Saturday 20 to 30. West of Continental Divide travelers advisory today Periods of snow today with locally heavy amounts higher elevations. Scattered snow showers Saturday. Highs to- day 35 to 45. Lows tonight 15 to 25. Highs Saturday 20s. ClOe're hoping the holiday brings you many joys shared with loved ones. It has been a pleasure to serve you. From the Management and Staff at UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. "Serving you over a quarter century" 302 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-2805 AMA ROAD REPORT as ot 8 a.m., Dec. 27. Highway 3 East, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat: Mostly bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Highway 3 West, Lethbridge to Fort MacLeod: Snow flurries and some blowing snow. Fort Macleod to Crowsnest Pass: Generally bare with some slippery sec- tions. Burmis West: Snowing heavily. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts: Slippery sections throughout. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Magrath: Bare with icy sec- tions. Magrath to Cardston: very icy Magrath to Water- ton: Icy with some drifting. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton: Wet. Highway 2 North, Fort Macleod to Calgary and Ed- monton: Bare and dry. Calgary police to review handling of gun battle EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Public Utilities Board has approved an interim natural gas rate increase which will boost the bill for most customers of Northwestern Utilitites Ltd. from nine to 19 per cent effec- tive Jan. 1. Interim approval was given Tuesday to rate increases which the privately owned St. Paul gets radio permit OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Radio Television Com- mission (CRTC) has granted a broadcasting licence to Roger Charest for an AM radio sta- tion in St. Paul Alta., the com- mission announced today. The new station is to be the first giving local service to the area in northeastern Alberta. Of its 44 hours a week of local programming, 18 hours minimum are to be in French and at least six hours each are to be in Cree and Ukrainian. The licence expires March 31, 1978. Mr Charest of Charest Communications Ltd. also was granted a licence for an English language AM radio station at Westlock, Alta. company applied fortlast August. Although the increase goes into effect next month, it will be subject to a full scale rate hearing by the board. The hearing is scheduled to begin in mid March. A spokesman for Northwestern Utilities said refunds will be made to gas consumers if the hearing finds the new rate level is ex- cessive. Northwestern Utilities said the higher rates are necessary to offset higher operating costs and higher interst rates. The increase also takes into account rising natural gas prices, but this has been largely offset by the provincial government's natural gas rebate scheme. The company estimates the average annual gas bill for Edmonton residential customers will increase 18.5 per cent to from In Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and Fort Saskatchewan, communities to the north and east of Ed- monton, the utility estimates the rates will increase to from per year. In the rural areas surrounding Edmonton, where the municipal tax is not applied, the rate increase will be per year, to from The new rates increase with consumption, and will require the customer to pay a minimum rate of a month for being attached to the pipeline system if they live in Edmonton and the sur- rounding area. It is the first rate increase applied by the company in 15 years. Northwestern utilities serves customers in 150 northern and central Alberta communities. The new rate structure will yield the company more during 1975 than previous rates. The revenue increase is 12 per cent above the million in revenues the company projected under the previous rate structure. Police uncover murder scheme Highway 2 South, Fort Macleod to Cardston and Carway: Mostly bare and dry with occasional slippery sec- tions. Highway 23, Junction Highway 3 to Vulcan and High River: Snowing with some drifting and slippery sections. Highway 36, Taber to Brooks: Mostly bare and dry with icy patches. Trans Canada East, Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current: Bare and dry. Trans Canada West, Calgary to Banff: Mostly bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Banff to (iolden: Up to four inches of new snow with slippery sec- tions. Plowing and sanding. Golden to Rogers Pass and Revelstoke: Up to seven inches new snow and slippery throughout. Plowing and san- ding. 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. to6 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times Mountain LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) Authorities say they have identified the real victim of what they say was a murder- for-insurance scheme. Steven Patrick Lewis, 20, of Ridgeway, S.C., was iden- tified late Monday as the man whose body was found in a burned-out automobile Dec.3. Charged with murder earlier in the day were Tommy Lee White, 26; his wife, Ginger, 24; and Charles Painter, all of Lexington County. The Whites are parents of four small children. Sheriff James Metts told re- porters he thinks the alleged scheme may have been mod- elled on a recent Barnaby Jones television program in which a man and his wife picked up a hitch-hiker, killed him and staged a fiery automobile crash in an attempt to collect the hus- band's insurance. Lewis' burned body was found in Mrs. White's wrecked automobile, and it was assum- ed it was that of her husband. The body was buried, but in- vestigating officers became suspicious because ther were no skidmarks at the- wreck scene and the fire apparently THREE DIE IN ATTACK NEW DELHI (CP) Three persons were killed when a score of pro-Chinese Commu- nists attacked a police station in Bhojpur, Bihar state, last Thursday, Indian authorities announced Sunday. Agence France-Presse quoted the au- thorities as saying that two policemen and one attacker were killed in the incident. had started in the passenger compartment of the wrecked automobile. The body was exhumed, and an autopsy revealed that the man had been shot to death. Metts said White had bought life insurance totalling with a double- indemnity clause that would pay in the event of ac- cidental death Police said that when they arrested the Whites at their home they found White in a space beneath a trapdoor con- cealed under carpeting in a closet. Come to Calgary Enjoy a Weekend Deluxe cRoom For Two For One Night SATURDAY SUNDflY Children Free Present this coupon upon arrival. Expires May 31 Telex03-825678 THE CARRIAGE CHOUSE MOTOR INN Macleod Trail S.E CALGARY (CP) Police Chief Brian Sawyer said today an internal review will begin im- mediately on the police handling of the gun battle last Friday in order to pre- vent a similar occurence. Detective Boyd Davidson was killed and six other police officers were wounded in the two hour Shootout, in which the gun- man, Philipp Gagnon, also died. "We are going to debrief the whole Chief Sawyer said in an inter- view. "We intend to look at every aspect of the in- cident." He-said the purpose of the review is to help police get better equipped to handle an emergency like this and "I have nothing but praise" for the way police handled the situation. "But that doesn't take away from the fact that we have to analyse the entire operation to see if our procedures could be im- proved." 'Death for police killers' OTTAWA (CP) Police chiefs Tuesday renewed their call for the death penalty for killers of police officers and prison guards in a telegram to Prime Minister Trudeau. The telegram, from Chief J. F. Gregory, presi- dent of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, was also sent to Justice Minister Otto Lang and Solicitor General Warren Allmand. It said: "In the light of recent police killings in Delta, B.C., Moncton, N.B., and Calgary, Alta., among others, we must strongly reiterate the stand taken in our brief of January, 1973. dealing with capital punishment. YEAR-END Terrific once a year Savings this is a genuine clear ance of regular stock Clearing our Complete Selection of Men's and Ladies' DOWN FILLED COATS In Ski and Western styling some with fur collars by leading Canadian manufacturers Reg. up to 75.00 While they last PRICE DOOR OPENING Specials! 25 only Men's down filled Jtuno, COATS with tur Collar by famous maker, door opening Special 19 99 For the first 100 Customers in the Store a FREE BAG OF OLD FASHIONED CANDY regular value 990 a.m. Tony Lima Justin WESTERN BOOTS In Men's and Ladies' sizes. 125 Pair Only Regular to 89.00 CLEARING AT While they last many styles to choose Irom but shop early for best selection 50 pair only Boy's WESTERN BOO] Regularly to 24.95 Clearing at Pi JEANS BY and Lee by Levis and Lee assorted patterns and sizes Regular to 19.95 MEN'S SHIRTS Western and denim styles, by Levis. Lee. Rockmount and other brands Reg. to 18.95 CLEAR AT Some boys sizes available in Levis IS MEN'S WESTERN FELT HATS I s By Bailey, American, Resistol and others. Assorted sizes, colors and crowns. Reg. to 35.99. NOW CLEARING AT Q lo S1 5 ft Now only 8 Master Charge American Express Diner's Club All Sales Final No exchanges or refunds WHILE THEY LAST plus many other unadvertised Specials! RILEY McCORMICK LTD. Lethbndge's leading Western Store Centre Village Mall Phone 328-5644 DEC. 27th to JAN. 31st A SELECTION OF TABLES, PAINTINGS, LAMPS, TOSS CUSHIONS SPECIAL 3-2 PIECE CHESTERFIELD SUITES 1 Gold, 1 Burnt Orange, 1 Olive Green A SELECTION OF OUR FURNITURE GIFTWARE I1 Don Calder and his staff would like to thank all their customers for their patronage over the past year and wish you all the best in the coming year. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE! 'Where Fine Furniture Costs Less Than You Expect" 91 2 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-5777 OPEN THURSDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. ..P ;