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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Dateline- Alberta Dr. Parsons dies at 68 EDMONTON Dr. Richard MacGregor former president of the Cana- dian Medical died in University Hospital Friday after an illness of several months. He would have been 68 on July 31. Dr. Parsons was well known throughout central where he practised medicine in Red Deer since 1931. He was a native of that city. In 1947 he formed the Par- sons Clinic in Red Deer with his Dr. William Par- sons. He served as president of the Alberta Medical Association and was president of the Canadian Medical Association in 1960. High River boy killed OKOTOKS RCMP Friday identified seven-year- old Lawrence Erick Cowling of High as the victim of a single car accident Thurs- day in this area near Calgary. Police said the boy died when the car in which he was riding struck a guard rail on Highway 2A and rolled into a ditch. Extortion trial ordered CALGARY Robert James of no fix- ed was committed Friday to stand trial on an ex- tortion charge in connection with a demand made on George board chairman of the Calgary General Hospital. He was committed to stand trial after a preliminary hear- ing before Provincial Judge Brian who granted a defence request to prohibit publication of evidence presented at the hearing. Sprayer operator killed CASTOR RCMP reported Friday that Gary of was killed in an accident while spraying for weeds Thursday. No driving for 10 years CALGARY William Donald of was sentenced to years in prison and suspended from driving for 10 years Fri- day for criminal negligence causing the death of three per- sons and the injury of another. Louise Margaret Carol and Michael Joseph all of were killed last Dec 10 when a car driven by Mellstrom went out of control and crashed into a crowd of people waiting at a city bus stop. Evidence given in court said who was convicted of the charges June 27 and remanded to Friday for took barbituates at a drug party before the in- cident. Mellstrom himself told court that must have black- ed out GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET Lethbridge...... 92 64 Medicine Hat 95 61 Pincher Creek 84 51 Grande Prairie 65 45 .10 Edmonton 79 46 Banff.......72 50 Calgary......... 82 49 .01 Victoria .....67 47 Prince Rupert... 61 51 Penticton.....83 47 Kamloops....... 80 57 Vancouver 66 49 Saskatoon....... 94 64 Swift Current 90 61 .02 Regina......... 94 64 .49 Winnipeg 67 Toronto 81 48 Ottawa......... 76 56 Montreal 79 53 .12 Lethbridge Medicine Hat region Today sunny. Winds west 20 with gusts to 40. Highs near 80. Sunday sunny. Lows near 55. Highs 80 to 85. Calgary Today sunny. Showers near the foothills in the evening Winds west 20 and gusty Highs 65 to 70 with 75 in Calgary. Sunday sunny. Lows near 50. Highs near 70 to 75 in Calgary. Columbia Kootenay sunny with afternoon cloudy periods except In the Columbia area afternoon and evening cloudiness giving a few showers or isolated thunderstorms. Highs 80 to 85 except upper 70s in the Columbia area. Lows tonight near 50. Sunday mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly sunny east today with scattered showers or thunderstorms west portion. Variable cloudiness Sunday with isolated thundershowers mostly east. Highs today 80 to 90 west 90 to 100 east. Lows tonight in the 50s. Highs Sun- day mostly 80s. West of Continental Divide Scattered showers or thunderstorms today and tonight. Partly cloudy Sunday with cance of isolated showers. Highs both days 75 to 85. Lows at night 40 to 50. Stepping out Robert and Carolyn Solomon of Edmonton won the title of Mr. and Mrs. Klon- dike Edmonton when they beat eight other couples for the annual Klondike Days honor of the best-dressed. The competition was part of the city's K-Days cele- brations. Police said he was operating a sprayer on the back of a truck and was pinned under the vehicle when it rolled into a ditch. Kaiser signs pact with Russia for exchange of mining knowhow MOSCOW The Canadian mining company Kaiser Resources Ltd. signed an agreement Friday with Soviet coal industry ministry expected to lead to co-operation in hydraulic and open-cut strip mining. The accord was formulated as a protocol to the 1971 Canadian-Soviet agreement on co-operation in the in- dustrial application of science and tech- and provides f6r an exchange of expert groups from both sides. Kaiser which operates one of the world's largest open-cut mines in British hopes to ob- tain from the Soviet Union know-how and equipment to expand its own hydraulic mining operations. Soviet Union is the best in the world at hydraulic Kaiser resources president Edgar Kaiser told correspondents at a news conference. we have much to offer them in open-cut The now working on the development of strip-coal mines in southern Yakutia in northeastern are understood to be interested in techniques used by Kaiser in similar climactic conditions of deep cold Workers to obey order CALGARY The 240 workers at the Firestone Tire and Rubber plant in Calgary will obey a Board of Industrial Relations order and return to work a union spokesman said Friday. The members of Local 635 of the United Rubber have been on strike since July 5. The board ruled earlier this week that the strike is illegal as the workers are under contract until 1975. Management will also obey a board order to reinstate two one fired before the strike started and the other after the strike. a company spokesman said the reinstate- ment of Dave Schiedel and Bob Reynolds may be contested through an arbitra- tion board hearing. Until the arbitration board both men will stay on the job. Cominco strike mediator fails Mr. Schiedel was a leader of a partial walkout a month ago. He staged a four-day protest at the top of the company's 200-foot water tower and was fired shortly after he came down. The dismissal of Mr. Schiedel led to a complete walkout July and Mr. acting union negotiator at that was fired after the strike started. The union was seeking cost- of-living adjustments and an end to what it called a total dependence by local manage- ment on head office officials in the United States. No support for Horner demand among MPs EDMONTON A ran- dom survey of six of Alberta's 19 Progressive Conservative MPs has failed to turn up sup- port for Jack Horner's de- mand that Conservative party leader Robert Stanfield step down. Mr. MP for Crow- foot and known as a party last Saturday said Mr. Stanfield some calculated in ad- vocating wage and price a 90 day price freeze and refusing to let Leonard Jones run as official party candidate in Moncton. In view of Mr. Stanfield should suffer the penalty and step down as Mr. Horner said. But the six MPs questioned did not back up his demand. HURLBURT'S VIEW think any comment regarding the party leadership is premature and should be withheld until the caucus meets Aug. said Ken member of parliament for Lethbridge. have great respect for Mr. Stanfield as a leader and we owe him the courtesy as a leader to give us his own Marcel MP for Edmonton said he has full confidence in Mr. Stan- field's leadership and that Mr. Horner speaking for this trying to get a head in a basket is an error Steve Edmonton Centre said Mr. Stanfield will have to make the decision on whether to retain the leadership himself Aug. 14. that I don't see going after the Eldon Calgary said he has no intention of getting ''into any controversy with Jack far as I'm Mr. Stanfield is the leader un- til he or the party decides FIRM SUPPORT Doug Edmonton gave the Conser- vative leader firm saying he thinks Mr. Stanfield should stay on as leader. he should offer his resignation to the caucus I. for would reject it. believe that Bob Stan- field is too fine a man to be un- ceremoniously dumped by a party in disarray looking for a he said. Peter freshman MP for said the whole question of leadership will no doubt come up at the caucus session next month I don't think we should be too believe that Mr. Stanfield is a very capable man and that we should rationally analyse the situation before we go off looking for a new 'Benevolent dictatorship' B.C. Provincial mediator Ken Albertmi left Trail yesterday after two days of trying un- successfully to bring Cominco Ltd. and the United Steelworkers of America to a settlement of their contract PRESSURE TREATED FENCE AND CORRAL POSTS 7 ft. to POINTED 7 It. to POINTED 8 ft. POINTED 7 fl. to NOT POINTED 10 ft. to NOT POINTED Get Your Posts Now While Available at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coults Boi 1202 Phone 328-1141 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing Carway 6 a.m. to 12 Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 Coutts open 24 Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 9 Kingsgate Porthill-RykerU7a.m. to 2 8 a.m. to 9 Rooseville 8 a.m. to midnight. Speeding crackdown launched CALGARY A stepped-up police assault on speeding city traffic using a battery of new radar sets and maybe even airplane patrols is about to be says Police Chief Brian Sawyer. He told the Calgary police commission this week that his men haven't taken strict enough measures to slow down motorists. A speed enforce- ment is he said. Chief Sawyer said the acci- dent picture not very in Calgary and liquor and speed are behind the great majority of the ac- cidents. The chief said seven new digital radar sets arrived Tuesday and seven more are on order. They will be used by uniformed police in cars throughout the city to aug- ment traffic which dispute. The members of three union locals at and have been on strike since July 1. A Cominco spokesman said the company made a pre- strike offer which would have brought wage increases and benefits totalling an- nually to the average employee. The company said the union membership was not given an opportunity to vote on the made June and the union is making higher demands now than it had been in April. EDMONTON Nick Alberta Liberal said Friday the ap- pointment of a northeast Alberta commissioner to oversee development of the Fort McMurray oil sands area will result in a benevolent dictatorship. He said R. V. a Navy veteran and director of the Banff School of Advanced Management who was named to the controversial post Thur- will be sacrificial lamb at worst and at best a benevolent dictatorship.'' government has just set up a dictatorship to get out of the responsibility of a dif- ficult and if anything goes Mr. Henning be Mr. Taylor said. THIS IS A FAIR TIME to call PRAIRIE DITCHING COMPANY on all your underground installations Phone 327-8280 Thank To all who supported me in my campaign and with their votes at the polls. Your support was not in vain. The Liberal Government under Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau will continue to provide strong and decisive leadership for the benefit of all Canadians. If you wish to help in providing effective and concerned represen- tation for I envite you to con- tact me anytime in the months ahead I am at your service. SVEN ERICKSEN FomirUbenlCindUiti LelhbrUgi FOOD PRICES GUIDE WILL BE AVAILABLE EDMONTON Beginning next a retail food prices guide which will give shoppers a week-to-week com- parison of average prices will be available to all Edmonton Consumer Affairs Minister Bob Dowling said Friday. Based on average prices of 43 different food the guide will be available free of charge by telephoning the department of consumer affairs or writing to Box Ed- the minister said in a news release. is a pilot project. It will give shoppers a six store average with which to compare their own grocery prices prices will be released Tuesday of each indicating the previous week's Mr. Dowling said the data will be based on figures collected by staff of the Alberta Department of Agriculture. Domtar talks break off CALGARY Media- tion talks aimed at settling a contract dispute between 105 paperworkers and Domtar Packaging a box broke off Friday but spokesmen for both sides said another meeting will be held July 31. The members of Local 1116 of the United Paper-vorkers International went on strike July 3 to back union demands for a wage increase of 95 cents an hour over the current range of between and and improved dental care and vacation benefits. While declining to give the management's George plant said progress could be made at the next round of talks. Union spokesman Eric Dalhi said the workers have been advised to seek jobs elsewhere until the dispute is settled. In the picket lines will be maintain- ed at the factory gates. OPENED BY LAVAL The Quebec Can- ada's first institution of higher was established in 1668 by Bishop Laval. FOR REFERENCE' your government wants your advice... in keeping with its policy of DPlN uDVLnNMENT the government of the people of Alberta is interested in talking to in- dividuals or delegations in Lethbridge regarding any areas of special interest If you have suggestions or complaints on any subject including ideas to improve government save money or reduce taxes then talk to a Cabinet Minister about them. This is a unique opportunity to talk to the minister about his own areas of responsibility or on any subject with the assurance that he will try to convey your concern to the Executive Council These Cabinet Ministers will be in Lethbridge to discuss your ideas with you HONOURABLE DAVE RUSSELL AUGUST 1 and 2 HONOURABLE GORDON MINIELY AUGUST 8 and 9 For an appointment call CALGARY 261-6464 COLLECT Meetings will be held at the Holiday inn in Lethbridge. GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA .CLIP FOR REFERENCE_________________________________________ ;