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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 22, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 UNITED MOTORS CO-LTD. Weather -_____iWmntp Folk r 34 Temperarures Lelbbridge rise High F C ton s al Low F C 10 -a 13 -11 21 -6 16 9 25 -4 14 -10 0-18 16 -9 35 2 38 3 29 -2 25 -4 37 3 28 -2 20 -7 12-11 5-15 10 -12 10-12 12-11 24 -4 21 -6 10 -12 19 -7 23 -5 26 -3 32 0 11 -12 18 -8 28 at 5 on 9 2 10 6 13 17 18 16 2 11 23 5 6 0 -3 0 4 3 -3 1 13 24 25 24 30 34 43 49 16 33 38 46 57 48 46 43 43 48 59 28 39 46 66 82 -4 -4 -4 -1 4 24 1 -1 6 7. 9 -9 -1 3 8 14 9 8 6 6 15 4 8 19 18 Medicine Hat -4 -1 6 2 6 0 0 -3 4 -2 -2 -7 1 -3 -1 -1 7 4 -1 Pincher Creek Edmonton 27 28 Banff Coronation 26 25 Washington Los Angeles 56 63 Victoria Prince Rupert Prince George 42 41 35 Francisco ___ Denver 60 ...35 32 ..32 27 25 Prince Albert North Battleford Swift Current Yorkton Rome Paris ...43 ...32 Thompson North Bay 20 33 Estevan 31 Madrid Moscow ...37 36 Thunder Bay 39 Dauphin White 31 Up to Factory Cash Rebate United Motors Co. Ltd. 3rd 3rd St. S. (Serving Southern Alberta Over Jittery railmen seek protection from sniper fire WARMER TEMPERATURES CONTINUE Synopsis The mild weather will persist today as a ridge of high pressure aloft moves over the regions. Brisk westerly winds will be general over the district with temperatures being 10 to 15 degrees above the seasonal normal. However the up-, per ridge will continue its eastwards motion overnight. Sunday cooler air will gradually spread over the western and central regions. Forecast Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary Mainly sunny today and Sunday. Winds west 20 and gusting to 40 near the mountains. Highs both days near 40. Overnight 15 to 20. Edmonton Cloudy periods this morning otherwise mostly sunny, winds west 15 and gusty this afternoon. Highs near 40. Sunday: Clouding over in the afternoon. Brisk westerly winds. Lows 15 to.20. Highs near 40. Banff A few cloudy periods this morning otherwise mainly sunny. Highs near 40. Sunday: Cloudy. Lows near 20. Highs neap 40. Columbia, Kootenay Today and Tonight: Mainly cloudy. A few periods ol snow. Highs 30 to 35. Lows in the mid-teens to low 20s. Sunday: Mainly cloudy. A few flurries becoming continuous snow in the afternoon. Highs 30'to 35. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Sunny and a little warmer today with Chinook winds becoming strdng along east slopes of the Rockies. Cloudiness increasing. Sunday: Windy and warmer. Highs today 30 to 40. Lows tonight 15 to 25. Highs Sunday 40 to 50. West of Continental Divide Sunny at times and a little warmer today with widely scattered.snow showers over the mountains. Cloudy and warmer tonight and Sunday. Scattered snow showers continuing over mountains. Highs today 25 to 35. tonight 15 to 25. Highs Sunday 35 to 40. Cross-Canada Weather Toronto (CP) CANADIAN WEATHER PICTURE TODAY: British Columbia Rain or showers on the coast. Snow inland. Alberta Mostly sunny. Saskatchewan Mostly sunny and windy. Increasing cloud in the southwest. Manitoba Cloudy with periods of snow and drifting snow clearing this afternoon. Ontario Mostly cloudy. Snow in the far north. Quebec Mainly sunny: Cloudy periods with flurries in the north. Maritime Provinces Sunny becoming cloudy later today. Newfoundland Mostly cloudy with snowflurries clearing in the evening. Weather around the World Weather conditions and temperatures around the world between midnight and 3 a.m. local times. Aberdeen 37 clear, Amsterdam 34 clear, Ankara 32 snow, Antigua 75 rain, Athens 45 clear, Auckland 70 cloudy, Berlin 28 cloudy, Birmingham 30 clear, Brussels 34 clear, Cairo 54 clear, Casablanca'55 cloudy, Copenhagen 36 partly cloudy, Dublin 43 clear, Geneva 27 partly cloudy, Hong Kong 55 clear, Lisbon 52 cloudy, London 37 cloudy, Madrid 50 cloudy, Malta 46 clear, Manila 77 cloudy, Moscow 27 snow, New Delhi 48 clear, Nice 39 clear, Oslo 25 cloudy, Paris 36 clear, Peking 14 clear, Rome 41 partly cloudy, Saigon 64 clear, Seoul 19 clear, Sofia 27 cloudy, Stockholm 32 clear, Sydney 80 clear, Taipei 54 clear, Teheran 43 partly cloudy, Tel Aviv 54 rain, Tokyo 43 partly cloudy, Tunis 43 clear, Vienna 30 clear, Warsaw 28 fog. MCLENNAN Railway employees in the Peace region of northwestern Alberta have called for im- proved safety precautions following the injury earlier this week of a trainee engineer when a train was hit by gunfire. Twenty five Northern Alberta Railways engineers and trainmen met yesterday in this community, about 205 miles northwest of Edmonton, to discuss the issue and draft a telegram to NAR manager Ken Perry. Robert Penner of McLennan suffered glass splinters in his neck Tuesday after a small bore bullet, one of at least seven fired at an NAR freight train, smashed through the glass of the engine in which he was riding. RCMP have con- firmed that the shots came from within a pick-up truck following the train between High Prairie, 180 miles northwest of Edmonton, and McLennan. Mr. Perry, at the time of the shooting, said sniper fire was not new to NAR crews travelling the route from Ed- monton into the Peace area. He expressed regret at the return of such an incident when they appeared "to have slackened off the last six months." NAH' engineer Ron Dcmpsey, spokesman for the meeting, said the company's promise to apprehend and prosecute the people behind such acts is not enough. "We think the company should be more concerned with protecting its employees against future incidents of this kind. "The company has known of this situation for five Mr. Dempsey said. "We have rocks thrown at us so often we don't even pay any attention to them anymore. Switches have been unlocked, arid there have been other shoootings. "We just have to take it like sitting ducks." A suggestion was made at the meeting that cabooses and engine cabs be constructed to offer more protection from gunfire. There was also a call for im- proved radio communications on trains to ensure prompt police action against vandals. There are some sections of the NAR's northern run where radios are totally ineffective, Mr. Dempsey said. The meeting also suggested that the troubled Slave Lake run revert to daylight opera- tion only, while the other measures are being im- plemented. Meanwhile, railway unions and the NAR are distributing posters in the region offering rewards for informa- tion leading to the arrest and conviction of persons who at- tack NAR property or per- sonnel. Discrimination charge rejected CALGARY (CP) A provincial board of inquiry has found that the Alberta School Act does not dis- criminate against Catholic parents Al and Anniliere Schmidt by requiring them to pay non resident tuition fees in order to send their children to a public school. The three member board was appointed last October to inquire into the dispute between the Schmidts and the Calgary Board of Education Phone 327-2805 Century) The AMA road report was unavailable Ihli morning. PORTS OF ENTRY opening and clotin; limes: 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; Porlhill Rykcrts 7 a.m. to II p.m. MoiMaln SUMirdl. Alberta's dumping ground EDMONTON (CP) Alberta has become a dump- ing ground for California grapes rejected because of boycotts in the United States, Ontario and British Columbia, Eugene Mitchell of the Alberta federation of Labor says. Mr. Mitchell, executive secretary of the federation, said he has been informed that grape sales have increased about 300 per cent in Alberta from the same period last year. The federation is being join- ed by the Edmonton and District Labor Council, the Edmonton Council of Churches and other groups in urging a boycqtt of California grapes, he said. Mr. Mitchell'said in a news release that the United Farm Workers led by Cesar Chavez, managed to acquire contracts with corporate growers in 1971 after years of struggle to establish collec- tive bargaining and end pover- ty wage levels. However, the growers have refused to renew their contracts with the UFW and have signed agreements with the Teamsters. Mr. Mitchell said the UFW asked for representation votes for the farm workers but this has been denied. GET HEADACHES LONDON (AP) Politicians suffer more headaches than the rest of the British population, the. Migraine Trust reported Wednesday. It said a survey of the 635 lawmakers in the House of Commons showed 28 per cent got severe headaches, compared with a national average of 10 per cent. after the Alberta Human Rights Commission ruled that the choice presented to the Catholic family was dis- criminatory. The Schmidts, formerly of Toronto, based their claim on the school board's insistence that they pay annual tuition fees of for each of their two children because they refused to sign a form renouncing their faith. The inquiry, headed by Prof. W. F. Bowker of the University of Alberta, concludes the discrimination charge is not justified because a school is not a place of public accommodation. The individual rights protection act disallows discrimination with respect to "any accom- modation, services or facilities customarily available to the public." A member of the inquiry, Dora McCulloch, says that in her opinion "there are in fact provisions of the school act which do restrict the freedom of the individual in civil matters because of his religious beliefs his freedom to choose in which school system his children shall be educated and to allocate his school taxes for that purpose." Dateline Alberta Two charged in train case MCLENNAN ICP) TWO Peace region men were charged Friday in connection with an incident earlier in the week in which a trainee engineer was hit by gunfire from a pick-up truck following a train between High Prairie and McLennan. RCMP said John Fulton, 2: of the Guy district, and Davi Dyornek, 19, of High Prairi< were charged with interferin with the operation of a trai "thus endangering a life. They are to appear in court i nearby Falher March 6. New trials appeal lost EDMONTON (CP) The chief justice of Alberta Supreme Court Friday dis- missed appeals for new trials by Margaret Voss, 21, and Stewart William Thompson, 24. The two were convicted in April, 1974, of the murder of Robert Edward Buell Con- nolly, a 52 year old stock speculator whose body w; found in his apartment January, 1973. A third man, John Ale ander Hutton of Hamilto Ont., pleaded guilty to th murder charge in the midd of the trial. All three wer sentenced to life im prisonment. Catholic schools close CALGARY (CP) AH It will be the first tim Catholic schools in Calgary Catholic schools in the cit will close for one day Feb. 28 close since the separat for clean-up, the separate school board announced system s 200 caretakers wen Friday. on strike Feb. 7. WHOOP-UP COUNTRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. 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