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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-16,Lethbridge, Alberta D«t«lln« Alb«rta Wrangle over oil site EDMONTON (CP) -Alberta has made no decision on the location of the Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority, Premier Peter Lougheed said Tuesday. Initial reports from Calgary indicated it would be in that But Premier Lougheed told a news conference he never said it would be set up in Calgary. Mr. Lougheed announce the establishment of the authority at a Calgary news conference Monday. The authority will have flOO million to spend in the next five years for the accumulation and co-ordination of knowledge to harness the full potential of the vast oil sands in northeastern Alberta. Reports that Calgary would be selected sparked outspokoi exposition in Edmontoa. “Lougheed’s political homing instincts have got his directions mixed up," said Leo LeClerc, manager of the city’s business development department. ‘‘If the oil sands and everything to do with them are not to be a northern Alberta primary function, then this government Is giving up logic in return for political pork barrelling.'' Glen Lavold, past president of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, said he would be baffled by logic that would locate the research centre in Calgary while the groundwork for oil sands development was laid in Edmonton. A pet*s pet in the family Tinkerbelle, age 4, is the youngest member of the Morton family of California which has eight children ranging in age from 15 to 29. so they thought Tinkerbelle, the chimp, needed a smaller playmate. Caesar, the tiger-striped kitten, filled the spot admirably and the two playmates are seen on the hood of the family car. Wedneedey, Jmhmvt 1«. im-THI LEtHimDOt HEMAL0,~B- Lethbridge man faces charges CALGARY (CP) - William John Yojtall. 63, of Calgary waived a preliminary hearing into charges of theft by a trustee, fraud and criminal breach of trust involving $1,500 today and will face trial Wednesday in Alberta Supreme Court. The charges were laid after a four-year investigation by the RCMP and the provincial attorney-general’s department into the Security Trust Company Ltd. of Calgary, which went into receivership in 196S: Thomas Wilkinson, 64. of Calgary pleaded guilty Dec 18 to a charge of fraud concerning 1300,000 in connection with Security Trust. He received a two-year suspended sentence Benny Leonard Purnell, 31. of Lethbridge and Clarence Arthur Richards, 62-, of Calgary face a total of eight charges of theft, frjaud, criminal breach of trust and theft by conversion involving 1475,000.    ' Purnell will appear at an inquiry Feb. 1» into three charges against him. He also will appear with Bicharjis at an inquiry in July into_ five charges of theft and fraud AHC motions rejected EDMONTON (CP) - Mr Justice M E Manning Tuesday rejected two notices of motion by Chris Harder of Calgary asking that AttorneyGeneral Merv Leitch be ordered to make public documents concerning the Alberta Housing Corporation. Mr Justice Manning ruled the notices of motion could not be considered part of the jurisdiction of the Alberta Supreme Court until certain procedures are followed. Mr Harder’s motions asked that a police report into the corporation be made public and that Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell be made to answer questions almut operation ot the corporation. Mr. Harder filed his notices Jan. 11 in district court but they were not heard. In his latest court appearance, Mr. Harder filed a six-page affidavit listing several areas of alleged wrongdoings by corporation officials. Mr. Justice Manning advised Mr Harder to seek legal advice before carrying the matter further, Mr Harder said he had difficulty finding a lawyer to take the case but withdrew the statement after Mr. Justice Manning said he was reluctant to accept Mr. Harder’s claim. RCvasinK Schools may have to close EDMONTON (CP) -Separate school board officials say some schools seriously affected by the 49-day Edmonton transit system strike may have to close soon. Severe weather conditions coupled with the bus strike resulted in a 30-per-cent drop in attendance last week, George Brosseau, school board chairman, said Tuesday.    _ In a letter to Labor Minister Bert Hohol, Mr Brosseau said many students have contracted illnesses while waiting in the sub-zero temperatures for rides to school “If the bus strike continues. then our board will have no choice but to request the minister of education for permission to close down those sdiools which are most seriously affected by the strike until a settlement can be reached.” The school board will consider closing some schools at its regular meeting next M«)-day unless the strike has been settled. Meanwhile no breakthroughs were reported in the attempt to end. the strike. The city’s'latest^offer, which it says would have provided $300,000 of the $500,000 difference that has been separating the two sides, was rejected by a vote of 560 to 34 Monday. ' Building code means savings EDMONTON (CP) - Anew Alberta building code, proclaimed by the province Jan. 3 to take effect April 1, will mean savings in construction costs and greater safety, an official of the department of manpower and labor said Tuesday G. W. Lawson, speaking in an interview, said having a building code which is almost identical to the national code will mean uniform standards, lower production costs and the latest in fire and construction safety. Killed in collision RYCROFT (CP) ~ William Bozko, 44, of Woking, was killed in a car-truck collision near this community, 240 miles northwest of Edmonton. Jaiiuaiq Gleannse ^ vil    i HARDBOARD doors    8®® _j|T 2x4 — 7’2”    . 2’6"x6’8"x1 A good quality door at an economy price .... W ^ ROUTER KIT ^ CTIIflC    ml includes % hp Router, straight OIUUO    ^ ^    AVI ■ HA    EeDn U    and circular guide, high speed steel suited to most Rec. Room M 2x3'FIR STUDS I ^ífuailtyfílmTng ”^^^^^    ..........■ '¿S cu.o. ..d ...i. 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Sentenced to eight years CALGARY (CP) - A 19-year-old Calgary man who held up three local grocery stores and two service stations in December was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison, Henry Luke Pluim pleaded guilty last week to the five armed robbery charges and to charges of breaking and entermg, possession of a stolen vehicle and driving With criminal negligence Court was told that between Dec 14 and 21 Pluim, armed with a pellet gun, held up the grocery stores and a service station and stole a total of $452 On Dec. 24, he drove a get-away car tor second service station robbery that netted he and his accomplices $1,200 Court was told Pluim led police on a chase while driving the stolen vehicle Jan. 4. The chase ended when he drove broadside into a police car DI|.|T-VIIIMSElf GLAS-TILE The quality mirror squares thal are quick and usy to install GolclVeln, Black Vein R««5p*rctn. WALL PANELS Canadian Walnut color. 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