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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, January 4, 1975 THE I.ETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Dateline Alberta Screaming man cuts wrist Fitness contest tests nasty rumor about fit Swedes EDMONTON (CP) A man screaming he wanted to see a reporter because "they're trying to kill me" slashed his own wrist with a razor blade in a provincial court Friday. The man, identified as Harry Cameron, rushed to the stand before his name was called and started screaming. "I was just looking down at my book, said presiding Judge Dean Saks. "All of a sudden, he started slashing himself." The court room was cleared and doctors attended to the man. Police said the man struggled with the doctors and continued to scream that he was being killed. Police said they did not know where he got the razor blade. Gas workers on strike WINDFALL (CP) Fifty five gas processing workers at the Atlantic Richfield Canada Ltd. plant walked off their jobs Friday in sympathy for a man who, they said, was dis- missed for no given reason. The workers have also been negotiating for an increase of over the current starting minimum of an hour and said they would stay off the job until both the dismissal and wage demands have been settled. Beating victim identified EDMONTON (CP) A man found beaten to death in a car outside a city hotel New Years' night was identified Friday as Nick Bitz, 54, of Ed- monton. Police have arrested Robert Gibbions, 27, of Edmonton and charged him with manslaughter in the case. He has been remanded to Jan. 9. Broken pipe examined FORT McMURRAY, Alta. (CP) A metallurgical laboratory in Edmonton, 225 miles southwest of here, is ex- amining a 10 foot section of pipe that broke a week ago, spilling barrels of oil on the House River. Workers last Sunday dug out the ruptured section of Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. (GCOS) pipeline which was carrying between and 400 barrels of oil per hour at the time of the break Dec. 26. Examination at the metallurgical laboratory of the broken piece of 16 inch diameter pipe is one of the first steps in determining the cause of the break. John Perenhic, GCOS Public Relations Manager, said the ruptured pipe would go through about three tests before the cause of the break can be known for certain. UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY 8: SUNSET H L Lethbridge...... 37 15 Medicine Hat 39 12 Pincher Creek... 35 24 Grande Prairie 33 7 Edmonton 34 -2 Jasper.......... 32 8 Banff........... 28 8 Calgary......... 37 10 Victoria 44 35 Prince Rupert... 36 31 Penticton....... 34 28 Kamloops....... 33 27 Vancouver...... 43 36 Saskatoon....... 24 11 Regina 28 6 Winnipeg 21 6 Toronto......... 36 31 Ottawa 34 29 Montreal 29 24 Quebec......... 21 19 Chicago 35 17 New York 39 20 Miami.......... 76 68 Washington..... 45 40 Los Angeles..... 63 44 San Francisco 52 45 Denver......... 46 13 Las Vegas...... 47 28 Phoenix 58 30 Honolulu........ 80 71 Mexico City..... 72 39 Athens 46 37 Rome 52 39 Paris........... 41 37 London......... 50 43 Berlin.......... 41 37 Amsterdam..... 46 36 Brussels........ 43 34 Madrid___..... 52 36 28 Moscow 34 30 Stockholm 43 37 Pre. Tokyo 43 34 Hong Kong...... 64 54 Singapore....... 86 73 .04 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat Today: Cloudy with light snow beginning this morning. Highs about 30. Lows tonight 15 to 20. Sunday: Cloudy periods. .44 Highs 30 to 35. Calgary Region .03 Today: Mostly cloudy with a .12 few snowflurries. Highs today .28 near 25. Lows tonight about 10 above. Sunday mostly cloudy. Highs 25 to 30. Columbia Kootenay .11 Today: Snow decreasing to a .30 few flurries this afternoon. .19 Sunday: Cloudy with periods .38 of snow. Highs both days in .01 the 20s. Lows tonight in the .02 teens and low 20s. MONTANA .01 East of Continental Divide Cloudy today and tonight. .05 Decreasing cloudiness Sun- day. Scattered snow west and central today spreading to eastern portion tonight. Scattered snow east. Decreas- ing cloudiness west Sunday. Highs both days 30s. Lows tonight 10 to 25. West of Continental Divide Snow at times today and tonight ending Sunday. Local heavy snow through moun- tains. Highs both days 30s. Lows tonight 15 to 25. WATCH FOR IT STARTING JANUARY 6, 1975 over our cost on all our AMC CARS Because of factory prbblems were behind lasi year so watch for Mondays Lethbridge 'Herald for the buy of a lifetime UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Corher 3rd Ave 3rd Si S Phone 327-2805 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chief Mountain, closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bon i la 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 Hours; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times Mountain MONTREAL (CP) A fit- ness competition this spring will test that nasty rumor about the 60-year-old Swede being in better shape than the 30-year-old Canadian. The citizens of Saskatoon will compete in a three-day fitness match with the residents of Urnea, in northern Sweden, that might settle the myth once and for all. The special transatlantic meet scheduled for May 12- 14 is the result of enthusiasm generated in Saskatoon almost two years ago by Participaction, a non- profit agency set up in 1971 with the idea of getting Canadians into better physical condition. In the Saskatoon-Sweden competition, residents of each city will be simply encourag- ed to get out of their homes on each of the designated nights and walk around the block. The city able to turn out the most enthusiasts wins the competition. This follows the basic plan of a highly-successful "fitness night" in Saskatoon in Febru- ary, 1973. In an interview Friday, Keith McKerracher, director of Participaction, said he thinks Canadians will prove themselves better than the Swedes. Noting that of Saska- toon's residents took part in 1973, McKerracher said his observations from a recent visit to Sweden left him with the impression that "the welfare state in Sweden has completely sapped the idea of competition." Canada's ambassador to Sweden will watch the three days of competition in Umea while the Swedish am- bassador to Canada will go to Saskatoon for the match. Service clubs, schools and church groups in the respec- tive cities will be paired off against their counterparts. Radio and television stations in Saskatoon are preparing packages to exchange with the news media in Umea and ham radio links will be made dur- ing the competition, McKerracher said. The plan has the blessing of the city councils of both cities, which have identical climates and size. It will be a cultural exchange as well. Each class in Umea schools will receive brochures of information about Saskatoon, and Canada. The plan was completed, McKerracher said, after a Saskatoon group went to Sweden in early December. Larger companies benefit NDP leader critical of oil incentive plan Man seeks legislation to sue doctors, hospital EDMONTON (CP) A man who says he lost a leg after an oxygen bag on his foot exploded is seeking provincial legislation to enable him to sue the doctors and hospital involved. A lawyer for Hector Couture, 58, said Friday he is seeking an act of the legislature to allow his client to circumvent the require- ment that negligence charges must be laid against doctors within one year of the in- cident. Lawyer John Jenkins said the legislation is sought because his client, was previous advised within the one-year period that he had no legal recourse. The lawyer said the incident occurred in June, 1973, when his client allegedly stepped on a cigarette butt while wearing an oxygen bag on his foot for treatment of an ulcer. The bag exploded and Mr. Couture's leg was amputated below the knee. At ,i5te time, he was patient at a city hospital. HERB GRAY Ex-minister may contest Ontario seat OTTAWA (CP) Herb Gray, dropped from the federal cabinet last summer, is considering running for the Ontario Liberals in the next provincial election. "I was asked a couple of weeks ago by someone quite high up in the he said in an interview Friday. Most recently consumer and corpo- rate affairs minister, the Windsor West MP was a minister for almost five years .before being dropped in the August post-election cabinet shuffle. When dropped from the Trudeau cabinet, Mr. Gray said he would no longer feel bound by cabinet solidarity and his actions since have backed up this statement. He was an active member of the special Commons com- mittee that investigated the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency. Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan criticized his former colleague for allegedly using at the hearing informa- tion he gained while a cabinet member. FAIRVIEW (CP) its. assistance budget of every oi Notley, Alberta directly related in the province. Democratic Party activities, the is this kind of Alice i charged Friday that arithmetic whicl Peter Lougheed's it is, the surely lead Albertans t( program for the oil will cost the wisdom of tlu will benefit the large oil as much as the total move." panies far more than Mr. Notley said that based on 1975 production, and including the reduction and provincial royalties on price increase above a barrel, the cost of the recently announced jacked concessions in 1975 could ceed (CP) AI.rR nrtrihiirpc thp He said that of this Liquor Control Board boost" to" the million, the top 30 has announced increased thp pxoisp porations will receive in the price of wine million or 88 per cent while all the remaining? companies liquor, to become effective during the next few receive million or 12 cent of the total. Mr. Notley charged that careful examination of increases, to be put into effect as existing stocks are replaced, will average 50 cents on a 25-ounce bottle of CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic 303 5th Street South statistics reveal that the Progressive Conservative government's claims that and 20 cents on a bottle of Building PHONE 328-7684 smaller oil companies will be th? main beneficiaries nothing more than political DOWN "It is clear that the government has handed unit trailer court located in the heart of major corporations, which are exclusively foreign controlled, a massive and Southern Alberta. Over 100 acres for future expansion. Excellent return. Call collect to STEPHEN WILCOX. (Realtor) at (403) 527-7726 or justified concession at the pense of Alberta Had the government interested in stimulating REAL ESTATE ploratibn it should ly trzFs.it M At last a bifocal lens that has no tell tale dividing lines or segments The Invisible Bifocal Lens Available from Open till p.m. Monday to Saturday (Thursday till 9 P.M.) OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. ST. S LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-3609 Pictured above, left to right, are Mr. Robb Sloan of The Lethbridge Heraid, Mr. Mrs. John Horlings of Fail view Subdivision, Lethbridge, and Mr. Greg Forsyth, Manager of United Mobile Homes. Greg is presenting Mr. Mrs. Horlings with their tickets for a 4 day holiday in Las Vegas. The Horlings became eligible for the Las Vegas trip by their purchase of one of United's fine "VISTA VILLA" designs 14 x 68 Mobile Homes. Mr. Sloan drew their names for the free trip. pays to deal at United" UNITED MOBILE HOME DEVELOPMENT CO. 3rd Ave. Scenic Drive (Serving you over a quarter century) Phone 327-1780 "THE SUNDAY HOUR" Presented by MARTIN BROS. FUNERAL HOMES LTD. 2nd Generation Funeral Directors and Administrative Counsellors for Pre-arrangements. (Authorized by the Alberta Government Security Commissions) Sunday, January 5th, 12 noon to p.m. CJOC-TV Channel 7 UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY CHOIR THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 703-13th Street North THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL 812-3rd Avenue South Serving Southern Alberta for Over Half a Century! Members of A.F.D.S. (Associated Funeral Directors Service) A World-Wide Connection ;