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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta February 6, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather High Friuuri Low Prusuri Cold Front Wirm Front Carole system probe urged Dateline Alberta CN trains rolling again Woman found not guilty of non-capital murder LITTLE PRECIPITATION EXPECTED Synopsis The moderating trend in the temperatures which began tinned through the night as most stations in the forecast district reported ipmneratiires 4am in the 5 to 15 below range. The trend will continue today. However by Friday morning cold air wm return to thl district as a new Arctic high pressure centre bu. ds along the Mackenzie Valley overnight. The colder air is preceded by an area of cloud while rlcarine occurs as the high moves southward. On Friday the fresh surge of Arctic air will move from the northeas to he against the mountains as the high pressure centre moves into northern Alberta. Forecast Lethbridee Calgary Today: Mainly sunny. Gusty west winds along the foothills Highs near 20 above. Friday: Becoming cloudy near noon. Not quite so cold Lows 5 to 10 below. Highs near 10 above. Medicine Hat Today: Mainly sunny. Highs 10 to 15 above, Friday: Mainly cloudy and a little colder. Lows 5 to 10 below. Highs near 5 above. Columbia. Kootenay Mostly sunny and cold today and Friday. Highs today and Friday near 5 above. Lows tonight about 25 below. East of Continental Divide Mostly sunny today. Increasing cloudiness 'tonieht Variable cloudiness with scattered snow showers west portion Friday. Not quite so cold today and tonight. Highs today and Friday 5 to 15. Lows tonight 10 bWeSt bf CoSntal Divide Mostly sunny today. Variable cloudiness with occasional snow tonight and Friday. Not quite so cold. Highs today and I- nday 10 to 20. Lows tonight 10 above to 5 below zero. Cross-Canada Weather Canadian weather picture today: British Columbia Mainly sunny. ,u Alberta Cloudy pefiods in the north. Mainly sunny and cold in the south. Saskatchewan Cloudy periods and a few snowflurrics in the north. Sunny m the south Cloudy periods and a few snow flurries in the west. Cold in the east Manitoba Occasional cloudy periods with a few snowllurnes. Windy and Ontario Cloudy with snow except in the extreme north where it will be sunny and cold. Quebec Cloudy with snow. Maritime Provinces Snow changing to snowflurrics this evening. Newfoundland Mostly sunny today with increasing cloud and snow over- night. Weather around the World Weather conditions and temperatures around the world between midnight and 3 Amsterdam 30 haze. Ankara 25 clear, Antigua 75 clear, Athens 39 clear, Auckland 68 rain, Berlin 27 cloudy. Birmingham 34 cloudy, Brussels 34 clear Cairo 52 clear, Casablanca 48 clear, Copenhagen 36 drizzle, Dublin 39 cloudy, Geneva 28 clear. Hong Kong 66 fog, Lisbon 48 clear, London 36 Madrid 45 cloudy, Malta 54 clear, Manila 81 partly cloudy, Moscow 27 cloudy New Delhi 55 clear, Nice 48 rain, Oslo 25 cloudy, Paris 34 clear, Peking 27 smoke, Rome 43 clear. Saigon 75 partly cloudy, Seoul 39 rain Sofia 25 clear, Stockholm 32 clear, Sydney 73 clear, Taipei 64 cloudy, Teheran 30 drizzle. Tel Aviv 45 clear. Tokyo 43 partly cloudy, Tunis 54 rain, Vienna 30 clear, Warsaw .10 cloudy. Temperatures Sun sets tonight at rises at on Friday Letnbridge........ Medicine Hat Pincher Creek High Level Grande Prairie Peace River...... Edson Rocky Mtn. House Vermilion......... Edmonton Jasper............ Banff............. Coronation........ Calgary........... Penticton.......... Victoria.......... Prince Rupert Prince George Kamloops......... Vancouver Prince Albert High Low F C F C 5 -15 -11 -24 -3 -19 -14 -26 10 -12 -11 -24 12 -11 2 -17 0 -18 -17 -27 -7 -22 -13 -25 18 -8 -6 -21 17 -8 -6 -21 2 -19 -8 -22 5 -15 -12 -24 9 -13 -12 -24 17 -8 -3 -19 .3-16 -6 -21 12 -11 -7 -22 20 -7 3 -16 40 4 33 1 42 6 12 -11 4 -16 -23 -31 12 -1! -22 -30 39 4 25 -4 5 -15 -5 -21 North Batlleford. Saskatoon....... Swift Current Yorkton Moose Jaw...... Thompson North Bay...... Regina Estevan Brandon Winnipeg Kenora......... Thunder Bay The Pas Dauphin........ White River..... Toronto......... Ottawa......... Montreal Quebec St. John's....... Halifax......... Charlottetown Fredericton..... 3 -16 -13 -25 3-16-11 -24 0-18 -7 -22 Z -17 -4 -20 3-16 -3 -19 7-14-26 -19 20 -7 10 -12 1-17 -4-20 5-15 -1 -18 2-17-11 -24 3-16 -7 -22 8-13 -7 -22 28 -2 3-16 5-15 1-17 2-17 -4-20 24 -4 4-16 31 -I 20 -7 19 -7 15 -9 18 -8 15 -9 19-7 14 -10 3-16 -1 -18 25 -4 20 -7 15 -9 9-13 19 -7 15 -9 CALGARY (CP) Calgary Conservative MP Eldon Woolliams has called on the. federal government to set up a royal commission to inquire into the national parole system. "There should be a royal commission to look at the parole system, day passes and the administration of the he said in a td' ,hone interview from wa Wednesday. "The sy has .failed, obviously we should find out whj Mr. Woolliams cited the release of Philippe Gagnon and figures showing that, six convicted murderers com- mitted crimes while on parole or day passes from federal penitentiaries since 1968. "We have had nine policemen and one prison guard killed in Canada since 1968 and all of the killers in these cases have had their death sentences commuted by cabinet. "This government seems to fear an investigation on the question .of the administration of justice in this country and that is because they have made so many mistakes. POLICE WAR "Police are demoralized, society is demoralized. We are going to see more shootouts because police are fearing their lives and because we seem to be turning to a situation where there is a war against the police in this country and we have to stop it." Meanwhile, Claude Bouchard, vice-chairman of the National Parole Board in Ottawa, said Wednesday that while the board is "concerned about cases like Gagnon, the problem at this stage is a matter for legislators." A Calgary newspaper published confidential parole service documents earlier this month showing that Gagnon had been regarded as a threat to the community before his release from Drumheller Penitentiary. Gagnon killed a detective and wounded six other policemen before he died in a gun battle in Calgary last Dec. 20 a few months after his release. Commenting on The Alber- tan's reports, Mr. Bouchard said 'there is a weakness in the system." "But the blame doesn't rest with the board there are no laws or statutes for us to han- dle this sort of thing." He added that an internal investigation by the parole service in Calgary is con- tinuing. EDMONTON (CP) A Canadian National Railways spokesman said the track at Uncas, 20 miles east of here, has been cleared and was reopened late Wednesday following Tuesday night's derailment and explosion. The derailment involved a 46-car westbound freight which left the tracks and hit a 39-car train waiting on a siding. An empty propane tank car struck the engine of the stationary train and ex- ploded into flames. Two CNR trainmen, Arthur Quivellon and Lloyd Schultz, were recovering Wednesday from shock and second degree burns to their hands and faces as a result of the in- cident. College president dies EDMONTON (CP) Funeral services will be held today for Rev. Roland A. Frantz, president of Concor- dia College in Edmonton for almost 15 years, who died Monday in a city hospital at the age of 58. Pastor Frantz, who had been under treatment for cancer since last fall, sub- mitted his resignation last November as college presi- dent effective June 30, 1975. He planned to remain on the faculty as a professor of religion. MEDICINE HAT (CP) A 21 year old Ontario woman charged with non capital murder in the Aug. 22, 1974, death of a city service station attendant, was found not guil- ty Wednesday by Mr. Justice W. K, Moore of Calgary following a two day trial in Alberta Supreme Court. Catherine Smith of Sudbury, Ont., was acquitted after Mr. Justice Moore said he was not convinced beyond all reasonable doubt she was in- volved either directly or as an abettor in the early morning service station robbery during which a lone attendant was beaten unconscious. The attendant, 17 year old Peter Van Eerde, died from multiple head injuries in Calgary General Hospital later that morning. He had been rushed to Calgary by am- bulance. Debt situation critical EDMONTON (CP) Alberta Power Ltd. now faces distinct financial pressure following a decision -by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) not to allow a 12.75-per-cent interim increase in rates, Ken Biggs, financial vice- president, said Wednesday. PUB rejected the increase on the grounds the utility had not provided full justification for it. "Our debt capacity situa- tion is he said. The situation is made worse by lower than expected 1974 earnings, Mr. Biggs added. Labor force to swell EDMONTON (CP) The local labor force will swell to as much as by 1981, assuming energy related in- dustrial development, a city planning report, released Wednesday, predicts. Based on historical trends, the city's labor force should grow to between and by 1981 but when the impact of projected energy. related industrial growth is calculated, the figures jump to between and the report says. The labor force stood at in 1971. Barry Clark, who headed the study team, warned that making predictions is ex- tremely difficult and projec- tions could be seriouly thrown out by changing world eco- nomic conditions and federal and provincial policies. Indians excluded from jury list EDMONTON (CP) The president of the Calgary Urban Treaty Indian Alliance (CUTIA) Wednesday told Alberta Solicitor General Helen Hunley that urban In- dians are virtually excluded from provincial jury lists. Roy Littlechief said in an interview following a meeting with Miss Hunley during the national conference on native people and the criminal justice system that he told her the'lifestyle of most urban native people them from electoral lists, from which jury lists are drawn. "The DIA (Department of Indian Affairs) admits that urban natives have a 95 per cent unemployment and welfare said Mr. RCMP officers moved Announcement United Motors Co. Ltd. Jim Campbell UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. would like to announce the appointment of Jim. Campbell as Service Manager. Jim and his faintly moved to Alberta in 1971 and has been in the automotive business ever since. Jim and his friendly staff Invite their many friends and ac- quaintances to use UNITED MOTORS reliable service. Please come in; we are sure you will appreciate the quality of workmanship and service that United is known for'. United Motors Co. Ltd. 3rd 3rd SI. S. Phone 327-2905 (Serving Southern Alberta Over Century) AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. today. Hllhwav 3' Lelhbridge lo Medicine Hal Mostly bare with some slippery sections Ulhhridg" to Fort Maeleod Mostly bare with some dniUng and Action" Fort MacleoS to British Columbia Boundary Mostly bare ,n drivine lanes Some slippery sections and some drifting. Hlshway 4: Ulhbrldge to Coults Mainly bare in driving lanes w.th some iway" UtUrMn lo Cardslon and Waterloo Bare and dry. Highly Pincher Creel, lo Watcrton Mostly bare. There is blowing and Mainly bare with winds and e drifting Calgary to Edmonton Mostly bare and dry. Fort Maclcorf to o .nd High River Mostly bare. casona ami Reveliloke Mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. PORTS OF ENTRY Opening and doling'limes: Carway 9 a.m. to fi ,m.; Chief Mountain, Closed; Coults open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 am to 6 p.m.; ingsgate open 24 hours; I'orlhill Rykerts7 a.m. to2a.m.; Rooseville 7a.m. to 1' p.m. (Tlrnen: Mountain OTTAWA (CP) An assis- tant commissioner, a chief superintendent and three superintendents comprise the list of appointments and transfers recently announced by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Com- missioner'Maurice J. Nadon said Wednesday. Assistant Commissioner Edward Raymond Lysyk, 49, of Kedive, Sask. has been ap- pointed to the post of com- manding officer at Edmonton, Alta. He previously served in the same capacity in Toronto, for southwestern Ontario. He will be replaced in Toronto by Chief Superinten- dent Henry Peter Tadeson, 50, of Niagara Falls, Ont. Superintendent Tadeson was formerly the commanding of- ficer for the RCMP Recruit Training Centre in Regina. Superintendent Robert John Mills, 47, of Red Deer, Alta., replaces Chief Superintendent Tadeson in Regina. Superintendent Mills previously served as com- manding officer at Red Deer. Superintendent Douglas James Wright, 44, of Simcoe, Ont., has been appointed com- manding officer of Nova Scotia in Halifax. Previously in charge of the criminal FOOLED BIRDS Zeuxis, great painter of the fifth century BC, was credited with painting grapes so realistically that birds pecked at them. investigation branch there, Superintendent Wright will replace Chief Superintendent John Mudge, 59, who retires July 28. Superintendent Glen Robert Gordon, 46, of Taylorside, Sask., becomes commanding officer of New Brunswick at Fredericton, replacing retired Chief Superintendent Louis Gwynne -if Fredericton. Littlechief. "They move on an average of three times a year. "Even when native people are drawn from the electoral list for jury duty, they usually tiave moved once or twice since the list was drawn up, and nobody tries too hard to find them. "I wanted her to know that what she said earlier about native people being given equal chances for jury duty in Alberta just isn't true because urban native people aren't part of the system. Most don't even register to vote." "The federal governmnet helps us buy a house if we can find for a he said. "After a few years, they'll forgive a mortgage of up to "Because most urban natives are.on welfare there is absolutely no way they can raise They can't go to the bank for a loan, they can't go to the province because they say we're a federal respon-' sibility. AND STOP US- Coming to 1090 CHEC FOR SALE BY OWNER Less than 1 year old, 3 bedroom split entry, 2200 square feet, approx. 1680 sq. ft. developed 1V4 baths, 2 fireplaces, developed rumpus room, carpeted throughout, carport, underground sprink- lers, landscaped, ultra large patio, large outdoor childrens area, 2 rook gardens, 20 ft. diameter out- door open pit barbecue, sun deck. Price includes draperies In living room, electric range, built in dishwasher, gas barbecue. Price mortgage at Present owner prepared to carry small 2nd mortgage. 1402 AtpMl PlMHW 3M-40I4 321-4474 Two others charged separately with the murder Richard Joseph Denommee, 22, of Brampton, Ont., and Allan Charles Parker, 19, of Pembroke, Ont. are scheduled to appear for trial the week of April 14. Mr. Justice Moore said he felt that a hammer, submitted as an exhibit by the crown, on which blood and two hair fragments were found "ob- viously relates to the death of Van Eerde." He said Smith's testimony that she had no knowledge of a robbery at the service station was corroborated by evidence given by Denommee and Parker, with whom she arriv- ed in Medicine Hat at a.m. Aug. 22 after hitchiking from Swift Current, Sask. REASONABLE DOUBT ''There is no evidence plac- ing the accused, Smith, in the service station at any Mr. Justice Moore said. "The evidence as a whole leaves me with a doubt in my mind as to the guilt of the accused. I have to give her the benefit of that doubt." Smith, who took the stand before a courtroom filled to capacity with spectators, was the last of 25 witnesses to testify and the only witness called by her defence counsel. The judge ordered that evidence given by Parker at a preliminary hearing last November be read 'into the record. Parker, who had been scheduled to appear as a witness in the trial of Smith, was ordered Monday by Mr. Justice Moore to be com- mitted to a hospital for tests after a psychiatrist told the court Parker was mentally ill. Policemen reprimanded CALGARY (CP) Two city police constables were reprimanded by a provincial judge Wednesday for conduct tending to place the police department in a state of dis- respect in the eyes of the public. Constables Bob Denton and Ray Olson were told by Judge Brian Stevenson that their arrest of a Calgary man on a charge of impaired driving July 27, 1974 was unjustified. The judge also found Kenneth Kingsmith innocent of charges of impaired driving and assaulting a police of- ficer. Instead, Judge Stevenson said he "believed totally" that one of the Drinking age bill killed HELENA, Mont. (AP) A .bill which would have ra'sed Montana's legal drinking age to 19 was killed, by one vote in the Senate. That body voted to retain 18 as the age at which a person may purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. Still alive, however, is a companion bill which would place on the 1976 general elec- tion ballot a constitutional amendment raising the drink- ing age to 19. Laurel Democrat Chet Blaylock, who sponsored the bill, said alcohol related problems at high schools have resulted from 18 year olds being allowed to purchase beer and other alcoholic beverages. policemen assaulted Mr. Kingsmith. Mr. Kingsmith told court that he and his wife were driv- ing home after attending a relative's birthday party when they were motioned by a car to pull over to the curb. They did and were confronted by Denton and Olson, both dressed in civilian clothes. Mr. Kingsmith said the car driven by Denton and Olson did not have a red flashing light. Denton asked Mr. Kingsmith to produce his driver's licence but Mr. Kingsmith, whose relative was a policeman, asked to see documentation proving Denton was a policeman. Mr. Kingsmith said Denton used a four letter word and he returned the same word to him. Then Denton struck him, Mr. Kingsmith said, adding that he was told that he would have only been charged with speeding had he not been "so smart." QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic 303 5th Strwt South Matulf Building PHONE 328-7684 Come to Calgary Weekend Deluxe cRoom For Two For One Night (tegular SZ7.50 Bate FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Children Free Present this coupon upon arrival. Expires May 31 Reservation Phone THE CARRIAGE CHOUSE MOTOR INN WANTED TO RENT Approximately sq. ft. of Prime Ground Floor Office Space. Reply to Box 124 The Lethbridge Herald 3 DAY SALE! TONIGHT. FRIDAY indSATURDAY! 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