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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wednesday, January 27, 1971 Railways serve notice of freight tariff hike MONTREAL (CP) - Canada's railways gave notice Tuesday they will raise "normal and competitive tariffs" on freight by an average of about six per cent on March 1. A Canadian Pacific Railway spokesman said the 30-day notice required by law was filed with the Canadian Transport High-rise school concept studied EDMONTON (CP) - ihe high-rise school concept appears to have little application in Alberta but should be studied further, Dr. T. C. Byrne, deputy education minister, told public school trustees here. In a report, compiled after a group of Albertans went to New York city last March to study high-rise schools there, Dr. Calgary man draws life sentence CALGARY (CP) - Ralph Dwight Rempfer, 26, of Calgary was convicted in Alberta Supreme Court of .non-capital murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Chief Justice J. V. H. Milvain said evidence at the two-day trial before judge alone indicated "beyond any possible doubt" that Rempfer committed the crime. He was arrested Aug. 9 a day after the nude body of Mary Jane Hoshowski, 21, of Calgary was found in her downtown basement suite. Chief Justice Milvain said the girl was suffocated by a pillow or sheet and was sexually assaulted just prior to, during or immediately following her death. Wall toll 86 MUNICH (Reuter) - Eighty-six persons have died trying to get across the frontier from East to West Germany in the last 10 years, a report just published here by border police says. East Germany has more than two million mines, 424 watch towers and 52,500 miles of barbed wire along its borders with West Germany, the report said. Byrne said that multi-use school sites would not meet Alberta's educational objectives and "would create problems of amenity and maintenance." The high-rise concept involves construction of a combined school - residential - commercial facility on a single site, usually a school yard. Actual school construction costs are higher in a high-rise concept than in a conventional school, Dr. Byrne said, and theories that such schools would cost taxpayers nothing are "questionable." The report generally indicated a lack of application of the concept in Alberta, except in some downtown areas of Calgary or Edmonton. In New York, the high-rise projects frequently replace deteriorating schools and subsidize sorely-needed housing renewal schemes. In Alberta, on the other hand, older schools are often in physically good shape and it might be more economical to renovate and add to them, Dr, Byrne said. The report recommended the matter be studded further by Edmonton and Calgary boards. It also suggested the studies be supplanted through surveys by the departments of education and municipal affairs, and levels of local government. Commission by the Railway Association of Canada representing 22 railways. The CPR spokesman said commission approval is not required for the increases, which will apply to about one-third of the freight moved by CPR and CNR. The two railways Bccount for about 90 per cent of Canada's railway freight traffic. Normal and competitive tariffs are rates set as exceptions to class rates to meet market conditions and competition. The railway association announced the raises in a statement. "The tariff adjustments are designed to have a relatively lower impact on long-haul rather than short-haul shipments and will represent an average Increase of about six per cent to shippers," the statement said. The association estimates the increase would produce about $25 million in extra revenue annually at current volumes. It says this represents about 1.7 per cent of the annual total. Traffic now being carried under agreed charges would not be affected by the rate changes and the statutory rates on the movement of grain and flour between the United States and Canada would remain unchanged. Traffic carried in Can ada at tariffs related to U.S. rates would also be unaffected. The association cited rising costs of labor and materials' as the reason for the request. The association said the in creases would also apply to traffic moving "to, from and within" parts of Quebec and the Atlantic provinces covered by the Maritime Freight Rates Act Because of previous hold-downs, the association said, rates in this area are about six per cent less than those in the rest of Canada. Famed Stetson hat still available PHILADELPHIA (AP) -John B. Stetson Co., whose 10-gallon hats became a hallmark of the Old West, dis-closed today it was closing its main plant here at the end of the week, winding up hat-making after 105 years in the business. But it's not the end of the Stetson. The hats will continue to be made for worldwide sale in a newer plant in St. Joseph, Mo. Norman Karpf, executive vice-president, said the Ste- vens Hat Manufacturing Co. of St. Joseph has "purchased all our equipment and remaining inventory and will create a new subsidiary, Stetson Hat Co. Inc., to continue our famous label." BROUGHT SKIS The National Geographic Soci ety says skiing experts speculate that the Vikings must have brought skis with them when they spent several hard winters in North America nearly 1,000 years ago. o Q 5 � at Ui > ui SUPER SAVINGS EVERYDAY AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS i Valentine's DAY February 14th | Valentine Cards I Valentin* Books ft Chocolates, etc. Everyday at THRIFTWAY DUNCAN-HINES CAKE MIXES All Flavors N0XZEMA ear 2 Skin Cream Reg. 3.49, Special ., for AGAR0L Family Laxative 99* Special NIVEA M*3.�. p_99 Special.....�, DRISTAN TABLETS Reg. 1.35. Special .., Special DRISTAN All DAY CAPSULES 99* 99* Super Savings Everyday At . . . 3pen Sundays C/(  f T\ ir You will not hurt yaur tractor under full load dye to the front end of the tractor drawbar doing all the pushing. * Mounting time 20 minute*. 1c Thousands of satisfied customers prove our products are superior. Approximate weight 700 to 2000 lbs. depending on model. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All main highways in the Lethbridge district are plowed and plowing is in progress on the shoulders. The wheel tracks in most areas are starting to bare. Highway 3 - west - has been plowed but is completely snow covered. Highway 1 - Trans Canada Highway - Calgary to Banff is in good winter driving condition. Banff-Golden is plowed and sanded, few slippery sec- tions. Golden to Revelstoke had 10 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways had some new snow overnight, several slippery sections. Creston-Salmo highway had 12 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Motorists are remined that good snow tires or chains are required when travelling in any mountain area. This includes ski-resort access roads. PORTS W ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B. 1. 24 hours; Portmll-Rykerte 8 a.ni. to midnight. Chief Mountain cjosed Wiidhorse, 8 a.m. to S p.m. ;