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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta MEDAL COUNT Medal standings after the second day of Games competition. Gold Sil Br Manitoba Quebec B.C........... Ontario....... Alberta Saskatchewan N.W.T........ New Brunswick Newfoundland Nova Seotia P.E.I...........0 Yukon..........0 (Two silver medals awarded in women's 400- metre speedskating The Lcthbridtje Herald LXVIII-54 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1975 15 Cents Tories to test. 3 love affair Valentine election call Two A Iberta swimmers strike gold A synchronized swimming duet gave Alberta its first Canada Winter Games gold medal Thursday, and then accused "some eastern judges" of bias against teams from the West. Leslie Ringrose, 17, and Karen Heath, 18, of Ed- monton won with an average of 82.4 points, almost three points ahead of silver medallists Mary-Jane Ling, 22, and Maureen Garner, 14, of Hamilton, who scored 73.6. British Columbia's Barbara Jean Arnold and Janet McCusker, both 16 and from Van- couver, captured the bronze with 79.4 points, well ahead of fourth- place Lyna and Lyne Carrier, 13-year-old twins from Quebec City, who had 72 points. Miss Ringrose said after the event she and her partner suspected "there would be some bias against us because there were so many eastern The second day of competition produced eight gold medals three to B.C., two to Manitoba and one each to Quebec, Alberta and Ontario. Quebec won its gold, second of the Games, when fencers Gerald Hubert, 24, of Montreal, Don Charest, 23, of Quebec City, and Andre Ledu, 25, of Valleyfield edge Ontario 5-4 in the deciding round of the men's foils. Quebec wound up with an 8-0 record, Ontario finished 7-1 to win the silver medal and Saskatchewan was 6-2 to win the bronze. The individual gold in the foils went to Gerald Wall, 22, of Ottawa, who finished in a tie with Hubert at 23 wins each but won the playoff. Hubert took the silver and Charest the bronze. British Columbia captured two gold medals in speedskating and one in cross country skiing Thurs- day and Manitoba picked up its two in speedskating. The victory in synchronized swimming put Alberta into a first-place tie with Ontario in this competition which ends tonight with the team event; Each province has 22 points, followed by Quebec with 21. Manitoba teen-agers continued to dominate the women's speedskating while a British Columbia skater proved to be the class of the men's competition. But although Saskatchewan had only one silver medal and two bronzes, it remained on top in the com- bined men's and women's points race with 80. Ontario, with one gold, one silver and one bronze, was second with 73 points and Manitoba was third with 72. Barbara Johnston, 15, of Winnipeg won her second gold medal, capturing the 500-metre race with club- mates Pat Dumin, 15, and Shawna Hicks, 13, second and third. Miss Johnston had won the 800 on Wednesday. With the women's mass start metres still to come, the Winnipeg contingent had captured 10 of the 12 medals so far awarded in women's speedskating. Alberta at a glance SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING Alberta's team of Leslie Ringrose and Karen Heath of Edmonton won the gold medal in the duet event the first gold of the Games for Alberta. SPEEDSKATING Michael Heitman, Calgary, won a bronze medal in the metre men's event. BASKETBALL Alberta's Mount Royal Cougars were beaten 80-74 by Nova Scotia. Our women lost 61-45 to New Brunswick. CURLING Dave Cniickshank and crew now have a 5-1 record and are tied for the lead. They beat New Brunswick and Newfoundland hut lost to Saskatchewan. Our women, the Joan Phillips rink from Calgary, are now 4-2. They beat New Brunswick and Saskatchewan but lost to Quebec. i BADMINTON j Alberta has a record of 3-1, good for a share of se- cond place. GYMNASTICS Janie Fleming will be the only Albertan competing j in tonight's finals. She earned the final's berth in Thursday's semi-finals. For mon Qtmn em SM 12-14, 19, 20 The trials of an athlete It isn't all fun and games at the Games. A gymnastic performance ended with a slight injury for Vancouver athlete David Bibbyj 17, Thursday afternoon. Apparently attempting to dismount from the double rings with a double back somersault, he over-rotated, missed his footing and struck his head on the floor. He Is shown here on the rings, in pain after falling, top. and being carried away to the hospital, bottom, where x-rays revealed a mild concussion. Mr. Blbby is resting in the Games infirmary today. Greeks vow to resist partition of Cyprus Gov't tradesmen await strike vote NICOSIA Makarios told hundreds of de- monstrating students today that Greek-Cypriots are deter- mined to "resist and if necessary sacrifice" themselves to prevent the par- tition of Cyprus. Thousands of others demon- strated in Greek-Cypriot towns to protest Thursday's proclamation of a Turkish- Cypriot state in the northern part of the island. The Cyprus government called for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to take up the issue. The Greek government an- nounced that Foreign Minister Dimitrlos Bitsios cancelled a meeting in Bonn Sunday with United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger because of the changed situation caused by the Turkish-Cypriot action. In London, Roy Hattersley, minister of state, condemned the move, saying the Turkish- Cypriot announcement "does not alter our attitude to the le- gitmate government of Cyprus or our obligations un- der treaties." Britain, with Greece and Turkey, is a guarantor of the 1959 agreement by which Cyprus became an indepen- dent republic. OTTAWA (CP) In a legal position to strike since mid- night Thursday night, the 600 general labor and trade group of the Public Service Alliance of Canada is awaiting the result of a vote today. The vote by the. generally referred to as blue collar to accept or reject the report of a con- ciliation board that recom- mended a 15.4-per-cent raise in the first year and a 10.66- percent increase in the second year of a two-year contract. The report was presented Feb. 7 by Montreal lawyer Stanley Hartt and agreed to by the federal treasury government paymaster. But the union has been ask- ing a 42.5-per-cent increase in one year above their top pre- sent hourly wage of Claude Edwards, president ByALSCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Premier Peter Lougheed dissolved .the legislature today to head Albertans into their first winter election campaign in 35 years. The snap election call came three and a half years into the Progressive Conservative government's first mandate in Alberta. The call came after last-minute touches to the government's election campaign to be labelled "Progress 75." Top party officials were called to the legislature for meetings with the premier last night. By dissolving the house this morning, the govern- ment left unpassed a billion budget. Also left in abeyance are r1 l i acts to implement 1H OUr Killed minimum per month incomes for, senior citizens, increased workers' compensation benefjts _ and a 2fl cent personal provincial in- come tax cut. A major con- sumer protection bill, and Medical Professions Act already, delayed since the fall both fall by the wayside. It was the first time the legislature was brought to a sudden end in 20 years and the first time a government call- ed for a winter campaign in 35 years. In 1955 Social Credit Premier Ernest Manning dis- solved the House on May 12 and called an election the same day. In 1940 Premier William Aberhart called the election Feb. 16 only eight day's into the legislative session, but nearly at the end of his five-year mandate. This year Albertans will go to the polls March 26, a Wednesday. Mr. Lougheed and his Conservative parly toppled the Social Credit reign of 35 years in 1971. That year their campaign used the slogan "Now." The call for a change was more than successful the Tories swept in with 49 of 75 seats. The standings in the legislature today are Conser- vatives 49, Social Credit 24, New Democrats one, and Independents one. The Conservatives are the only party with candidates nominated in all 75 ridings. They enter this campaign on the crest of huge oil and gas revenues. One of the items promised in the unpassed budget is an Alberta Heritage Trust Fund to put aside a staggering 11.5 billion by this December for future use. While they have substantial- ly raised the royalties receiv- ed from natural resources, they have come under fire for getting overly involved in the private sector. in ill shooting MONTREAL (CP) Four persons were shot dead and five others, one a woman, were injured when three masked gunmen opened fire in a hotel bar in suburban Brossard Thursday night, police said. Two of the injured were re- 'ported in critical condition early today at the nearby Charles Lemoyne Hospital on the south shore of Montreal island. The four men shot dead were: Pierre Prevost) 38, of Montreal; Roger Letourneau, 31, of nearby Verdun; Richard Banning, 33, of nearby Green- field Park; and Andre Lefebvre, 32; of Montreal. A police spokesman said: "We know of all four" Police believe the killings were an underworld settling of ac- counts. About' sixty persons in the bar and adjoining discotheque of the Hotel Lapiniere at the time of the killings were questioned at provincial police headquarters and later released. Police said the killings oc- curred less than an hour before St. Valentine's Day. Three masked gunmen burst into the crowded bar and opened fire, apparently aim- ing at a group sat around a table in the centre of the bar. of the alliance, said last week his group was recommending that the membership reject the report.- 'So that's why he visits Egypt onct a Inside 36 Pages Classified..........30-35 Comics.............. 28 Comment............. 4 19-21, 26 Family........... 24, 25 Markets............. 29 Sports............. 11-15 Theatres.............. 5 Travel............... 16 TV.............. 5, 7-10 Weather.............. 3 At Home .........___ 6 Low tonight -10 high Sat. 15 sunny and milder and hMrdj About town New Brunswick journalist Peler Maker telling hospital officials all IK had was a stomach ache before being wheeled into surgery for an appendectomy JodySkelli of Lethbridge asking Prime Minister Trudeau why she'd never seen him all the times she'd been in Ottawa and had to wait until he came to Lethbridge. Eskimos want to form new territory OTTAWA (CP) Eskimos in the Northwest Territories want to carve out a new territory for themselves which would be governed by their own people. The proposal, part of Eskimo land claims, was made this week at Frobisher Bay where the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (Eskimo Brotherhood) is holding meetings to firm up their demands. The new territory would be called Nunavut (Our Und) and roughly would consist of the Arctic beyond the tree line. The brotherhood said the boundaries of the territory should be finally determined by negotiations scheduled to 'start in March between the federal government and Inult Tapirisat. Powers of the new territory would include responsibility to develop programs along with Ottawa for education, social and economic development, protection of Inuit .culture, game management, mineral development and protection of the environment. "Consent of this govern- ment would be required in all federal government decisions which are vital to the well- being of the said the brotherhood. .The brotherhood noted thai suggestions to divide (he vast Northwest Territories because of administrative dif- ficulties were nude In the past. Both the Conservative government under John Diefenbaker and the Liberal government of Lester Pearson in the put bills before Parliament culling for division of the N.W.T. The proposal was finally killed in ItW when an ad- visory commission into self- government for the N.W.T. .recommended that the territories remain under one adminiitraUon. A spokesman for Inuit Tapirisat said in an interview from Frobisher Bay that the proposal showed the dis- satisfaction native peoples felt for the N.W.T. ad- ministration. The spokesman said the territorial administration now consists mainly of Southern Canadians who do not under- stand the feelings of the Inult. "We come to them with the things we think are Impor- tant then they tell ui what we should think are said the spokesman. ;