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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta No politics involved in Games decision By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON - Alberta's minister of culture, youth and recreation Tuesday doubted the accuracy of charges that "politics" were involved in the choice of Southern Alberta for the 1975 Canada Winter Games. Horst Schmid said in an interview that some of the other five communities that had competed for.the games were under standably disappointed that they didn't get the nod and cried "unfair." Buttoned It's a little big, but six-year-old Sean Wil-leughby isn't noticing. Sean tried on fireman Bob Frayn's slicker and hat following a tour he and his classmates from George McKillop School had of the Lethbridge Fire Hall Tuesday. Federal money for Alberta Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA - The federal transport and public works departments will spend slightly more than $13 million on major capital projects in Alberta during 1973-74. Included in the spsnding estimates, tabled in the House of Commons Tuesday by Treasury Board President CM. Drury, is $9V4 million for the initial stages of construction of the new $57 million Calgary airport. The public works main endeavor in Alberta during the coming year will also be in Calgary - construction of the new $7 million mail processing plant. In major capital projects, the transport department will spend a total of $10'/z million in Alberta while the public works department will spend some $7% million. The initial $9V'2 million transport department expenditures for the Calgary airport development is made up of $9 million Cor a new air terminal building, aprons, access roads and related facilities: $36t>,000 for the acquisition of extra land; and $112,000 to replace two medium foam trucks. Some $542,000 will be spend to improve the Edmonton International Airport. Of this, $275,000 will go for expansion of the air terminal building, and $267,000 for terminal surveillance radar. The .$7% million on major public works department projects in Alberta will be spent on three items, including the post ol'fice development. Apart from the $7 million for the Calgary mail processing plant continuation, public works will spend $425,000 for four laning the Trans Canada Highway at Banff National Park. : Total public works expenditures in Alberta and the Northwest Territories in 1973-74, including a $9% million maintenance cost for public buildings, will be more than 22 million. Aslo see Page 19 for estimate stories. Quake jolts L.A. LOS ANGELES (AP) - A moderately strong earthquake hit southern California early today, causing building damage and injuries at its centre in the coastal town of Oxnard. It shook the cities of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego, but bad only minor effects. At least five persons were injured in Oxnard, most of them suffering falls or cuts. and bruises from, flying objects. Power was knocked out in the city and nearby Ventura and small fires were reported in several homes. Police said widows in most stores on Ox-nard's main street were shattered. The quake hit at 6:46 a.m., rolling through area from north of Santa Barbara to San Diego, a distance of more than 200 miles, and as far inland as San Bernardino, 80 miles east of Los Angeles. In downtown Los Angeles, 50 miles south of Oxnard, skyscrapers swayed, but aside from some reports of broken windows and cracked plater, .damage was light. Inside # Government officials going, to Vulcan to discuss land-use concerns ...... Page 17 # Trudeau is a subdued leader these days ...........I ................ Page 29 ' Some reasons why Calgary is Canada's oil capital ...................... Page 39 Classified .... 24-27 Comment......4 District .... 3, 13,14 Family .;.. .. 22, 23 Local News .. 17,13 Markets ...... 28 Sports ......10-12 Theatres........7 TV ............6 Weather........ 2 LOW TONIGHT 30, HIGH THURS. 50; BRISK WINDS <3