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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHSklDGE HERAID Thursday, July 20, 197J Clouds roll back for Indian Days By KUDY HAUGICNEDEtt Hcrnlcl Staff Writer of Ihe power of old Indian.gods. For the first three days o[ tlie week southern Alln-Tta's weather has been considerably less than good. Then suddenly, on the first day ot Kainai In- dian Days today, the weather's great. B.C. vole dale 'today plus X' VICTORIA (CP) Premier W. A. C. Bennett refused Wednesday to indicate whether he plans to call a provincial general election this fall. Replying to questions on an open-line show on radio station CKNW New Westminster, Mr. Bennett would say only that no proclamation dissolving the leg- islature had been presented to Lt.-Gov. John Nicholson and that the date for the election was "today plus Tlie pro- gram was broadcast from the premier's Victoria office. Asked whether the date would be announced at the time of his own nomination meeting for his Okanagan South constituency, scheduled at Kelowna, B.C., Saturday, Mr. Bennett said: "I'm not going to say." When broadcaster Ed Murphy asked whether a date of Mon- day, Aug. 28, would be a good bet for the election, Mr. Bennett first said he wouldn't comment, then changed his mind and said: "No, it wouldn't be a good bet." Later, the premier said that should there be a fall election and should his Social Credit ad- ministration be returned to of- fice, he would call a special ses- sion, of the legislature in the fall. Some Blackfoot med 1 cine man successfully manipulated Die powers o( his medicine bag. Activities begin today nt 4 p.m. with traditional Indian dances that conclude at mid- night. Indians, adorned in au- thentic costumes, will perform a variety o[ century-old dances. Adding a modern flavor at will be Fad City, a mod- ern pop band from Washing- ton. Due to muddy infield, today's rodeo events have been can- celled but are slated to resume at r a short Hud- son's Bay Co. He became a partner in and chairman of ona of Canada's largest newspaper chains, yet his name seldom ap- peared in print except as an internationally known horse racer. He disliked the label of multi-millionaire, and he onco said this about money: "The only time it is really important lo anyone is when a person hasn't any. Once you have it, however, you must accept re- sponsibility to make the best use of it and to ensure that those who become dependent on you for a livelihood are not injured by your transactions." He began his business career at the death of his father with a newspaper that was in debt and a small investment in an oil firm. He rode the Al- berta oil boom to prosperity while gradually widening his press interests as a partner in the grouping of nine pers during 25 years. His success as a businessman reversed the course of his recent family history. His fa- ther, George Mclrpse Bell, made a fortune in insurance but lost it on newspapers. When the elder Bell died In 1935, his last paper, the Cal- gary Albertan, was held by the Hoyal Bank of Canada against in loans. To bail out The Albertan, Max Bell bor- rowed heavily from four frends; he had paid them and the bank off in three years. He had graduated from Me- Gill University in 1932 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, done a short stint as a prospec- tor in British Columbia, and then got himself a job at a week as The Albertan's busi- ness manager. This was his first direct tie with newspapers and It was never severed. In 1947 he formed a company to buy rights on Crown oil reserves, struck oil and formed a production company to refine and market it. Mr. Bell would not reveal how much he made in the oil game, but associates said it was enough to permit him to expand his newspaper holdings without loans after 1950. FINANCIAL SQUEEZE After rescuing The Albertan, he bought The Edmonton Bulle- tin in 1048, only to see it fold in 1951 in a financial squeeze forced by printers' wage de- mands and an aging printing plant. "It must be remember- he said later, "that al this time I had no knowledge that oil investments would pay off as handsomely as they did. The financial problems of The Bulletin were a crisis for me, and ones I could see no way of solving." Meanwhile he purchased con- trolling interest in The Victoria Times and The Victoria Colo- nist, tlien bought a large share of The Letl 1954. He coi of The Herald in 1959. Press and the Press Prairie Fi wa Journal. later called FP Ltd. Mr. Bel! dream by bringing The couver Sun into lions in 1903. "I ha Vancouver was a b u 11 r e s s for ar he said. Mr. Bell became a stopped short just when control seemed within grasp. He said later he could not get person- nel to carry out plans he had in mind and did not feel compe- tent tc take on management re- sponsibilities himself. He bought heavily into CPR in 1962 just as the slock was starting a long ride upward. He became a director in 1963 and was reported to be its largest shareholder in the late 1960s. His greatest sporting interest was in thoroughbreds, a love ne inherited from his father. In 1952 he Joined Johnny Longden, Wilder Ripley and Frank Mc- Mahon to create Alberta Ranches, a corporation under which their horses raced. Mr. Bell and Mr. McMahon later set up a ranch with up lo 100 animals. The stable's colors became familiar at North American tracks; several times it had horses racing in Eng- land, the United Stales and Canada the same day. Four-and-Twenty, which he considered one of his best ever, won three races in the western United States but fail- ed at the Kentucky Derby. Merger wen Ihe Queen's Plate at Woodbine in 1968, and Mead- ow's Court won the Irish Derby in 1962. Mr. Bell entered Do- minion Day, named in honor of Canada's Centennial, in the Derby at Epsom but it finished fifth. He was also an active partici- pant in sports. He played two years with the senior Kim- berley Dynamiters of the West- em International Hockey League. In 1966 he was appoint- ed to the National Advisory Council on Fitness and Ama- teur Sport. He bought shares in the Vancouver Canucks hockey team in December, 1967. ident ot Tlie Lelhbridge Herald Co. ielors ot eight Canadian daily n Montreal at the age of Till! CANADIAN PRESS "great man and a great has passed In the death of Canadian newspaper mag- d George Maxwell Bell, his nd the friend Bing Crosby said o Herald Bell night, "There won't be another like ?d said the singer, who 1959. into a of enthusiasm for horse racing with Mr. Bell, 59- year- Viclor chairman of the board of innipcg Former Publications Ltd. who died weekly Lesler Pearson night in a Montreal rmer in tribute to newspaper lase the Max Bell and called to Mr. Bell as a bus- man of "calm courage" genius, a man of honor ted what imaginative a devoted Christian' came a other prominent figures. Mr. Peter Lougheed of tiled an have learned with called him an outstand- ig The of the death of figure who "contributed FP Max Bell afler a to the business, sports ad always painful illness which cultural life of tlu's prov- with that calm ny characteristic of Initiative and imagina- obe and was, above all things, a builder, an imaginative will be a distinct loss to Al-bertajis." tions Lid. and a director of ail Ltd. 5ers and one, with a vision that went far beyond his own private interests and encompassed many good H. Crump, recently-retired president of Canadian Pacific Railway, described Mr. Bell as briefly to he felt would help. "business genius." in 1950. He will be sadly nevertheless made time trol of if Mrs. Bell and her devote a portion of his life estment, extend my deepest community and Canadian caH Mr LANDSCAPING VINYL COVERED CHAIN WIRE FENCE For Mero Information Contact D. CRAIG PORTER lethbridge _ Ph. 328-0924 I cars? EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta Government is study- ing a number of alternatives to sell stolon vehicles, Trans- port Minister Clarence Copi- tlmrne said Wednesday. Mr. Copilhornc was spenking in an after the Al- hcrla Motor Association sub- milled a brief to the cabinet ashing for a review of vehicle rcgi.slrnl.ion procedures. The rriini.sler said "Uiorc is a (Icfinile nml in l.ho area of lo lighten up ;ind protect Iho prnplr wlio f.'trs ;mrl liny (Mrs In prove l.lioy arc mil slnlm." A complaint in the AMA briel Hint vehicle registration can (M'-ily lie miidi! by mail is o vuliM one "and will be on." lie Ono proporal being shidierl wns n doocl sys- tem Minilni' lo Iti.'il n.scrl in Innd FOR YOUR WHOOP-UP WEEK ENTERTAINMENT FROM VANCOUVER "RIPPLE ROCK" AT THE MINERS MEMBERS AND GUESTS ONLY said Mr. Pearson. Private business operating out of govt. office-Russell CALGARY (CP) Tlie Al- berta government Is allowing its facilities to be used for the solicitation of private busines, provincial Liberal leader Bob Russell said Wednesday. Tlie Canada News wire agency, which operates a tele- type service to handle govern- ment news releases, uses office space in the legislative build- ings and the telephone number of tlie attorney-general's office, Mr. Russell said. "The government has over- stepped the bounds of common sense in allowing a Toronto- based company the run of the provincial legislature and for allowing solicitation of custom- ers lo be carried on using Uie phone number of the depart- ment of the attorney-general." Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET New record low temperatures were set Wednesday, July 19, at the following places: Ed- monton International Airport, 40, previous 42 set in 1969. Cold Lake 41, previous 46 set is 1968. Lellibridgr. Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Calgary Edmonton Peace River Victoria Prince George Penticton H L PRE 41 .08 68 40 ..57 40 .14 63 41 .04 6B 43 44 76 02 49 75 43 81 49 Victoria ..........82 52 80 52 83 52 85 4H C2 Powell River.....83 Kamloops....... 83 Kelowna...... Cranbrook.......73 45 78 Prince Albert 70 49 .01 Saskatoon....... 70 43 Swift Current 67 38 Regina..........71 35 Winnipeg........ 61 46 .58 Toronto......... 80 G7 Ottawa..........C4 64 Montreal........ 85 66 .08 Quebec 84 60 St. John's 47 Halifax 65 .02 Fredericton......64 .37 Chicago......... 78 Miami.......... 83 Boston..........84 .01 Los Angeles.....77 FORECASTS Lcthbridgc Medicine Hat Calgary Sunny today with R lew afternoon clouds. Highs near 70. Friday, sunny, be- coming cloudy in Ihe after- noon with one or two show- ers or Ihnndershowers. Lowa near 45. Highs 70 lo 75. Columbia Kootenay To- day and Friday, mainly sunny with afternoon cloudy periods and Isolated showers near rid- ges. A little warmer. Highs today, mid-70s, lows tonight, near 45. Highs Friday, upper 70s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Variable cloudiness with scat- tered showers west and south. A few showers northeast today through Friday. Continued cool. Highs today 60s. Lows tonight 35 to 45. Highs Friday 65 to 75. West of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness with scat- tered showers south. A few showers north today and Fri- day. Continued cool. Highs to- day 60s. Highs Friday 65 to 75. 600 GEHL Six foot, 4 bar pickup. Platform Auger Floats Fewer Moving Parts Windgard Holds Crops Firmly Fulf Information available from Ken Dkftson or Doug Irwin. BALER TWINE PER BAIE 6.95 GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Couiis Highway lothbridge Phone 328-1 Ml OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COUIITLSY OF AiMA All In lire Ixrth- bridge dlsrlict arc bare and dry. Highway 1, Trans ;'..naila Highway, bare nnd dry. POUTS OF ENTIIY (Opening and Closing Coulls 24 hours; Carway G a.m. lo midnight; Del Bonita I) a.m. lo 9 p.m.; Rnoscvlllo, V.C. n a.m. lo mldniglil; Kingsg.ilc, B.C., 21 hours; Porlhill Hykorts B a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. lo 10 p.m.; Wiklhorssc, 8 n.m. lo 9 p.m. ;