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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Board appointed to probe Calgary's fatal shoot-out Monday, Dtctmbtr 30, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 3 CALGARY (CP) The Calgary police commission has appointed a two man board to investigate a shoot out Dec. 20 that left two persons dead. The board, consisting of police commision member John Salus and Gordon Gilkes, retired deputy police chief, was initiated at the suggestion of Chief Brian Sawyer and has already begun interviews. "There are a lot of things we'll be looking said Jack Prothroe, police commission chairman, following the Friday announcement of the investigation. "We want to know why our men were shot up like they were what went on, what was right, what was wrong." The two hour gunfight in downtown Calgary resulted in the death of Detective Boyd Davidson, 43, and Philippe Gagnon, a convicted rapist who had b-een recently released from Drumheller Penitentiary. Eight other policeman were hit by bullets and one, Detective Nick Graham, who received a head wound during the battle, was reported in fair to serious condition Friday night. The drama began when police were called to investigate a domestic dispute at a converted garage home. The first two officers at the scene were shot as they stepped from their police car, and they were soon joined by scores of heavily armed police. The incident ended when an Armed Forces armored personnel carrier crashed through the wall of the garage home and the gunman in the home, identified by police as Gagnon, was killed by a barage of police gunfire. Mr. Prothroe said the commission wants an examination of special problems concerning crowd control under such dangerous conditions as existed during the shoot out. "Another problem was the escalation of troops that poured into the area. "But how do you keep police officers from coming to the aid of their He also said there was no follow up on Gagnon after he had been released from Drumheller Penitentiary, and he wanted to know why. Mr. Gilkes and Mr. Salus said their report should be completed within two weeks. HAPPY NEW YEARS START AT SAFEWAY STANDING RIB ROAST Newspaper lashes U.S. for Cuba embargo rule Cinidi Gride A Beef SPECIAL NEW YORK (CP) The New York Times says it is ri- diculous for the United States to irritate its already-strained relations with Canada in defence of a "bankrupt policy" of trying to embargo trade with Cuba. In an editorial, the new- spaper says that if what is in- volved in the instructions sent on Washington's advice by Litton Industries to its Cana- dian subsidiary to cancel a Cuban order for desks, chairs and filing cabinets. "This kind of nonsense ap- peared to be at an end last April when Washington decid- ed to allow Argentine sub- sidiaries of Chrysler, Ford and General Motors to export cars and trucks to Cuba. "If the state department ra- tionale was valid UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H Lethbridge......36 Pincher Creek 31 Medicine Hat 37 Edmonton 36 Grande Prairie 37 Banff........... 30 Calgary........38 Victoria 44 Penticton....... 34 Prince George 33 Kamloops....... 38 Vancouver...... 42 Saskatoon....... 23 Regina 24 Winnipeg......21 Toronto......... 35 Ottawa......... 36 Montreal......35 St. John's....... 29 Halifax......... 38 Charlottetown 32 Fredericton..... 27 Chicago 38 New York...... 44 Miami.......... 79 Los Angeles ___ 60 FORECAST: Lethbridge region Sunny today. Winds west 25 gusting to 45. Highs 35 to 40. Sunny on Tuesday. Lows near 20. Highs 35 to 40. Medicine Hat Region Clearing this morning. Winds L Pre 27 25 26 11 24 20 21 31 .76 30 23 .02 28 .12 31 .08 13 12 5 33 32 .06 31 .03 17 31 25 0 .01 33 .02 42 67 42 west 20. Highs near 35. Sunny on Tuesday. Lows 15 to 20. Highs near 35. Calgary region Sunny today. Winds west 20 and gusty. Highs near 35. Mainly sunny on Tuesday. Lows 10 to 15. Highs near 35. Columbia, Kootenay regions Today, mostly cloudy with a few snowflurries. Highs in upper 20s to low 30s. Tonight, a few clouds. Lows 15 to 20 ex- cept 5 to 10 in a few valleys. Tuesday, a few sunny inter- vals at first then cloudy with occasional snow late in the day. Highs 25 to 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness with widely scattered snow showers today and in the southeast portion early tonight. Mostly sunny Tuesday. Winds shifting to northwest and decreasing today. Highs 25 to 35. Lows tonight 5 to 15. West of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness today with scattered snow showers. Clearing and cold tonight. Mostly sunny Tuesday. Highs both days 20 to 30. Lows tonight 5 to 15. re hoping the holiday brings you many joys shared with loved ones. It has been a pleasure to serve you. From Bnd Staff at UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. "Serving you over a quarter century" 302 3rd Ave. S. _ Phone 327-2805 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m., Dec. 30. Highway 3 West, Lethbridge to Fort Macleod: Bare and dry. Fort Macleod to British Columbia Boundary: Mostly bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Trans Canada West, Calgary to Banff: Bare and dry. Banff to Golden: Mostly bare with new snow at the summit. Slippery sections. Plowing and sanding being done. Golden to Rogers Pass and Revelstoke: Snowing with slippery sections. Up to 4" new snow. Plowing and sanding in progress. All other highways in Southern Alberta are bare and dry. 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; Porth'ill Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times Mountain the exception was necessary in the interest of 'good relations with Argen- about Wash- ington's not-so-good relations with its most important trading partner, The Times says that "the whole hemisphere knows" that Washington relented on the automotive deal because the late Argentine president Juan Peron warned that otherwise he would nationalize the Argentine plants of the American firms and order them to fulfil the contract with the Castro regime The Times said that Washington earlier this year took no formal action when a Canadian firm, MLW- Worthington, 52-percent own- ed by Studebaker- Worthington, Inc., went ahead with a contract to supply Cuba with railway lo- comotives The Times says the attempt to keep Cuba isolated in the hemisphere is "anachronistic, ineffectual and as 12 member governments of the Organization of American States (OAS) contended in their abortive effort in Ecuador last month to repeal the 12-year-old sanctions against the Castro regime. Seven OAS members already have re-established relations with Cuba and four others have opened talks with Havana looking to that step. But Canada is not a member of the OAS and the United States cannot wrap itself in the sanctity of OAS sanctions or its own laws on the subject when it already has acquiesed in two major exceptions, the Times says. "Many Canadians suspect that Washington's negative advice to Litton Industries had less to do with Fidel Castro than with resentment against Canada's decision to cut exports of crude oil to this country by barrels a day as of Jan. 1. "But the cut in oil shipments is a reminder that there are far more important issues to worry about than those desks and chairs for Mr. Castro. President Ford and Secretary of State Kissinger would do well to take another look at the Litton affair." Two charged CALGARY (CP) A man and a woman have been charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing and shooting incident Friday during a party at a northwest Calgary home. Police said Robert Cox and a woman identified as Enola G. Dubois, 20, both of no fixed address, have been charged and are being held in custody. Police said a man identified as Hank Augier, 30, of no fixed address, was shot 11 times with a .22 calibre pistol during the brawl, while Cox received minor stab wounds. Herring fishing curtailed OSLO (CP) In a drastic step to save one of Europe's traditional food sources from extinction, Norwegian authorities during the weekend slapped a total ban on herring fishing in the North Atlantic. The ban, announced Sunday, affects the Atlantico Scandic herring, the principal herring species of the North Atlantic. It is threatened with extinc- tion due to the large quantities fished each year. vs POUND Serving Suggestion sTURKEYS STICKS BACON HAMS LUNCH MEAT Pimcrut Frozen Young Hans Canada Grade A Frozen. 10 to 16 Ib. size. Ib. Burns and Gainers Ham. Summer Salami, Beer, Pepperoni. Vienna. 12 oz. net wt. pkg. Burnside Sliced Rindless Side 11b. vac pak pkg......... Part Skinned Smoked Regular. or %'s. Ib. 94c. Whole, Ib. Buddlg Ham. Turkey. Smoked Beef. Comed Beef, 3 oz. net wt. pkg. Fancy Red Delicious. Lb. HEAD LETTUCE :r- 2i59< NEW CABBAGED 2i33c I ill III I Pi i I I Wl I LL nb. pkg...........................A PARTY DIPS LEMONADE Lucerne Assorted Flavours 8 oz. net wt. carton ____ Bel Air Frozen Concentrate Reg. or Pink. fl. oz. tin 1 9 7 5 SEASONAL PRODUCTS Calendar stands and refills Calendar pads Daily journals Week at a glance Diaries and date book AVAILABLE NOW AT CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 31 9 -7th St. S. Phone 327-4591 Illl F Town House Polski Ogorki eVIklei I IVlleWlkiW 48fl.oz.iar ..............................WW CLAMATO NECTAR t Motts 48 fl. 02. tin Each rs. an. t c p PINEAPPLE JUICE N KIDNEY BEANS sr.- 2 c CORNED BEEF PDCAiicn unyrv 159 blfCMInUI nUNtf 1 I29 A Values Effective in Lethbridge. Dec. 31.1974. Sales in Retit! Quintities only! iBi IBH IP Copyright, 1960 Canada Safeway Limited ;