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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta i riBniwub i iitiivwajt vuij Trial adjourned in hit-run case The trial of a 19-year-old Lethbridge man charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident was adjourned in provincial court Wednesday for one week so the judge could listen to the recorded evidence of a witness. The trial of Richard Van of 1210 3rd Ave. S. reached its final stages with the prosecution and defence having summed up their cases. Provincial Judge A. H. Elford and defence lawyer Dick Williams dis- agreed on the testimony of Benjamin of 620 12th St. S Mr. Lee told the court he was struck by a car April 3 in an alley intersection behind Value Village Markets on 6th Ave. S. He said although he was not seriously the car that struck him failed to remain at the scene of the accident. The car which him was a blue Datsun or Toyota with big black stripes on the he said. The controversy between Provincial Judge Elford and Mr Williams arose over the identity of a passenger in the car. Mr Lee said he didn't recognize the driver but did recognize a passenger Mr Williams said although Mr. Lee knew Dale he was a passenger in a car in the area about the time the accident he didn't identify him to police after the accident occurred. don't think there is suf- hcient evidence to identity the Mr Williams said Provincial Judge Elford said he interpreted Mr Lee differently Because of the importance of the evidence in relation to the identification of Mr Rhodes. Provincial Judge Elford said he would listen to the tape recording of Mr. Lee's testimony He said he would give his verdict in a week's time Crown prosecutor Art Larson said there wasn't any doubt in the world that the striped Datsun belonging to Mr Van Sluys was the one that struck Mr. Lee. Mr Larson said Mr Rhodes had earlier testified he had been in the intersection behind Value Village with Mr. Van Sluys in a blue Datsun with black stripes about the time the accident occurred. He said Mr. Lee testified he had never seen the car that struck him before the ac- cident Earlier in the Mr. Larson accused Mr. Rhodes of lying. Mr. Larson asked Mr. Rhodes if anything had happened when he and Mr. Van Sluys had been driving behind Value Village. Mr. Rhodes said nothing had happened. Mr. Larson then showed Mr. Rhodes a signed statement the witness had given police after the accient. It said the Van Sluys in which he was a had struck a boy behind Value Village. The statement said the boy fell back against a fence and was holding his leg. They thought the boy was all so they continued it said. When asked why he would give such a Mr. Rhodes said the police had pressured them into making it. The two policemen who investigated the accident told the court they did not pressure Mr. Van Sluys or Mr. Rhodes into making statements. Mr Van Sluys also told the court he had been pressured into making a statement. When Provincial Judge Elford asked Mr. Rhodes how he knew that Mr. Lee fell back against a fence and hurt his leg he said he heard one of the constables say the boy had hurt his leg and he made the rest up. In summing up his case Mr. Larson said if Mr. Van Sluys and Mr. Rhodes knew they were in an accident they were required by law unstop even if they thought nobody was hurt. Court was told that while Mr. Van Sluys was at the police station following the ac- cident his car was searched and police found a bag of marijuana. Mr. Van Sluys was charged with possession of pleaded guilty and was fined in provincial court Wednesday. No fireworks display i for second year The traditional fireworks display at the Lethbridge Whoop-Up Days has been Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG Lower PHONE 327-2822 scrapped again this year. An exhibition official told The Herald the fire hazard and a move to cut fair costs prompted the association to cancel the fireworks again this year. They were first cancelled in 1972. UNIROYAL ZETfl Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA 40M RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee MILES MORE HAZARD MORE CAR CONTROL MORE AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety let our Service Department give you a Safety Check BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work It performed by experts to assure complete safety and satisfaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR CHARGEX KIRK'S LETHBRIDGE TABER CALGARY 16213rd An. S. 620150th AVI. 1210 45lb An. N.E. PtoM 327-5985 Phom 223-3441 276-5344 TIRE SALES LTD. Mounted patrol BILL GROENEN photo Cpl. Albert Manderville rides through the trees at Henderson Lake on his way to the exhibition where Mounties are sponsoring a law enforcement exhibit. Two injured in mishap Two men are in satisfac- tory condition at St. Michaels Hospital following a motor- vehicle accident at 7th Avenue and 12th St. C N. Wednesday afternoon. Injured was Ronie of 1016 9th St. N. the driver of an eastbound vehicle and Peter Bylsma from Orange the driver of a northbound vehicle. Following a collision between the two the Gold vehicle 'and a parked vehicle collided. The parked vehicle belonged to Bill 703 12th St. C N. Total damage in the accident was about Mr. Bylsma's wife and daughter were treated and released. No injuries were reported in a hit and run accident at the Exhibition Grounds about 1 a.m. today that about darrage. Police report a vehicle struck Uncle Ben's a that in turn collided with another trailer. FINAL 3 DAYS Whoop-Up Days CERAMIC JARDINIERES Can also be used for cooking. CASH AND CARRYI 3 50 FRAME'S FLOWER SHOP 323-MlStrMtS. 327-8747 City Scene Police watch fair The long arm of John Law reaches out to Whoop-Up once keeping the peace and reuniting children with lost parents. City police Inspector Bill West and 10 members of the local force answered 21 complaints on opening day of the annual fair. Most of these involved lost children. Two complaints resulted in charges being laid by police. Insp. West told The Herald two of his constables are on horseback for Whoop-Up and two detectives are in plainclothes. He said police are concerned mainly with fights. Police have an agreement with carnival often the ob- ject of taunts and dares from the to let police do all the fighting. The police in the lane between the Casino and Whoop-Up has a portable cell for anyone creating dis- turbances by whooping it up too much Police also act as es- corts on the grounds for exhibition officials carrying cash. Classrooms nixed Lethbridge county school committee voted Tuesday against a request for two portable classrooms for Coalhurst recently approved by provincial department of education. County committee chairman Jim Nicol said today the county took they's lose two rooms in the new at Coalhurst. He said the county committee is looking at long-term school needs in and permanent classrooms in the new school to open in September 1975 are needed more than two portables for the coming school term. He said the county will re-apply to Edmonton for approval to install one portable at the elementary school. Mr. Nicol said the high school can use the library as a but the elemen- tary school has no available room that can be used as a classroom. Telephone show at fair Alberta Government Telephones will salute the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the hundreth an- niversary of the invention of the telephone this year with an AGT which will travel to fairs and rodeos throughout the province. The Teletrailer will be visiting Whoop-Up Days and AGT has invited the public to visit the free exhibit. The pioneer initiated the use of telecom- munications in Alberta. The first telegraph signal was on Mountie business and the first telephone system was built in Fort Calgary by a retired Major James Walker. In 1882 he designed an exchange consisting of a dozen telephones to serve his saw- mill business. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-0565 E. 8. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDQ. Mounties demonstrate law crafts at fair A look at the way some of Canada's laws are enforced is provided by the Whoop-Up detachment of the RCMP at the fairgrounds. The mock detachment in the pavilion building contains dis- plays ranging from children's art depicting RCMP history and activities to saddles and equipment used in the musical ride. The horses are rented. Slide shows describe the life of an RCMP and the work of the air patrols in highway enforcement. There's a fingerprint and an identikit display. The identikit has plastic sheets with various features on them. As five sheets are swung up in front of the light a face appears. With a choice of and a face that may job a memory can be says Const. Nels Jevne. Another display shows a central computer in Ottawa which is linked to terminals across Canada and aids in police work. Any policeman in the country can check the identity of a car or person in 90 seconds. The system can also be link- ed to a computer in the United States to exchange informa- tion with American law en- forcement says Const. Jevne. The police car on display is the type used in highway patrol he says. It has a 460 cubic inch engine and can go more than 130 mph. Other features include radial J-size disc brakes and power steering. For the first time this some cars are air-conditioned. Then there's the safety shield. Normally just behind the back of the front it's raised when a prisoner is in the back. sure your knees are out of the way and sit well says the constable. The tough plastic shield slams up between driver and passenger like a reverse guillotine. Just outside the mounted police area is a booth run by the RCMP Veterans' Association. Some of the material there has been loan- ed by Helena of Colorado Colo. Mrs. Neiswander's grand- Joseph was superintendent in charge of K division from 1902 to 1906. The division headquarters were at Lethbridge so many newspaper photographs and artifacts are Helena Neiswander related to the early days of the South. The display at the veterans booth includes Supt. Begin's cap badge and shoulder as well as other period insignia. And a photograph shows the family in a buggy in the early Lethbridge days. Rail traffic normal TABER Normal rail traf- fic was expected to be moving over 800 feet of track torn up by a derailment by noon according to a spokesman for CP Rail Lethbridge. Bill Daniel said there is no damage estimate available on the derailment which oc- curred Tuesday about 36 miles east of Lethbridge. funeral ser- vices for Hector Guy Mcln- tyre of whojvas killed in the collision of a trac- tor and a freight train Tues- day near Barons will be held at Southminster United Church Friday beginning at p.m. Good kills evil at pavilion melodrama Will Priscilla's mother be able to raise the rent or will she and Priscilla be forced out into the Or will Priscilla be forced to marry the dastardly Will true love take its To find see Priscilla Pringle's or Swell That Ends this week at the Whoop-Up Pavilion The Playgoers of Lethbridge have mounted this one-act old-time and are drawing stand-up crowds The audience really gets in- hissing and booing when Grimshaw Grimes slithers on to the and huzzahing loudly when Sgt Presson strides to the rescue. The play is so it's rTQJJJj The Playgoers will be presenting the play at 7 p 8 and till Saturday It's worth the 20 minutes. Four casts will twov a night The one The Herald saw had Hazel Skaronski as Fran Rude as the Widow Gary Johnson as Sgt Presson. Bill Matheson as Frank Huszar as prospector Jed Knickerbocker and playwright Ed Bayly as the faithful RCMP hound. Rex. Taber issue given to council TABER Down- town parking and late night shopping were discussed by the town council Monday. Both were referred to the Taber Businessmen's Associa- tion for consideration and possible recommendation. Recurring complaints that merchants arid employees are using on-street generally not in front of their own prompted councillor Dennis Turin to recommend that the bylaw re- quiring a two-hour time limit be enforced. Problems of and the need for businessmen to co-operate in providing off- street parking for employees in order to free the streets for prompted the referral to the TEA. Stedman's manager Edward not a member of the presented council with a peti- tion for referendum concern- ing Friday night shopping for submission to voters with the civic elections in October. The documents left with council carried the signatures of 206 town ratepayers and 58 renters along with an expres- sion from 157 rural residents favoring such a referendum. Mr. Engwer said that in Lethbridge there are 582 more shopping hours each year than in and that late shopp- ing in Lethbridge attracts many Taber people whose employment prevents them from shopping here. keep the spenders at and improve the local he told the council. This matter was also referred to the TBA it was are considering recommending that the shop- ing hours bylaw be rescinded. STUDIO I ON F1PTW ftVElMuE ART J ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINCE 1958 i S AVE S HEINO DEEKEN Manager Just A Shipment of NOODLE Machines Italian Impsria Priced -1095 AMIDE Made m Germany Priced 39 84s Make delicious home made macaroni. Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Tnundty Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 _____4716 12lh Avt. S. PINNIR'S PLUMBING Specializing In service Water Heaters and Basement Plumbing. 1209-2nd Avt. S. 327-4121___ COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 Saturday DINE DANCE THIS WEEK FEATURING The 4 K's WEST WINDS DINING ROOM to 12.00pm NO COVER ___________Phone .-1-7756 tor uiservations FAMILY DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FAMILY DINING 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. MENU IN THE OLD TRADITION Of WESTERN HOSPITAUTY Ericksens ;