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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 'Female crane operator goes broke TORONTO (CP) Una Thurlow, Canada's first li- censed woman crane opera- tor, has gone broke. The 40-year-old mother of four turned a investment five years ago into an 11-truck operation, Thurlow Equip- ment Rentals, but the tiny company folded this month because of rising union de- mands. fn an interview Monday, Mrs. Thurlow talked of her business. "Finally it was like me trying to breastfeed a five- year-old child. My resources died up and flew away." After a one-month strike last fall, she agreed to a con- tract with her 11 crane opera- tors which gave them ?4.90 an hour rising to by 1973. She knew then she could never afford to pay those wages. "My men already were get- ting more money than I was. I knew that the contract would murder my company." She tried to lower her over- head by auctioning off some of her cranes, "but what I was offered didn't even cover what I owed the finance com- pany." Rod Sykes unhappy with CFMM CALGARY (CP) Calgary should withdraw from the Can- adian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities if small communities continue to dom- inate it. Mayor Rod Sykes told city council this week. But the withdrawal should come only if attemptsto change the situation fail, he said. "For the first time In many years CFMM does not repre- sent the views of the large cities. "The small communities across Canada are dominant now in the organization and they shouldn't be." The mayor said the Calgary contributes annually to the organization is "too much for no representation." KUBLAI COPY Zero Mostel, right, is shown in his role of Kublai Khan in a musi- cal movie "Marco" presenlly being filmed i n Japan. At left is a portrait of Ihe real Kub- lai Khan at the time of Marco Polo's visit t o China, made by the court painters of the Yuan Dynasty. Sobbing mother recalls Georgian Bay nightmare MIDLAND, Ont. (CP) A sobbing Claudia Contois told Monday of the nightmare she lived through on Georgian Bay that killed her husband, four of her children and five relatives In a series of interviews, Mrs. Contois, 28, described the boating accident on the storm-tossed bay Sunday Blight and of listening, helpless in the water, to her nine- year-old son, Martin, praying to God to forgive his sins. After the small boat over- turned, Mrs. Contois swam and floated two miles to shore while hearing the cries from the others fade in the dis- tance. A cruiser came to ivithin 50 feet of her and picked up her daughter Monica. But Mrs. Contois went unnoticed. She was clinging to her daughter Nanette, 4, but the waves pulled the little girl away and the mother felt like giving up. But she later recalled that "no, that's got to do s om e t h i n g." And she started swimming for lights away could see in the distance on shore. Finally she dragged herself ashore, about two miles south of their destination, Snake Is- land. PULLED OFF SHOES Monica, 10, recalled how she was holding two-year-old Sheila Ryan, a foster child. She pulled off her socks and shoes and slacks to tread water. "But I couldn't hold the baby any longer." When she was pulled onto the cruiser, a passenger, Bar- bara Ginter, 25, of Kitchener, recalled that Monica kept say- ing "I know they are all dead." "She just lay there on the bed In the boat feeling guilty because she was safe." Monday night, Mrs. Contois went back to the spot where the boat sank so police could place markers to resume the search. She took her daughter to stay at the Midland home of her brother-in-law, Nelson Contois. "Claudia wanted to be near her family. She feels they are still said Marie Contois, a sister-in-law. Claudia and her husband and family moved to a stucco farmhouse in Oak Ridges, in the Aurora area, 15 months ago to get the children away from the dangers of heavy traffic. DESTROY DRUGS Mexican authorities have dc stroyed 168 tons of marijuana 84 pounds of heroin, 880 pound of cocaine and 55-milIion hallu cinogenic pills since 1970. r SPECIAL OFFER Three Great Products Take advantage of theso real bargains at money saving prices In effect this week only OFFER ENDS SATURDAY, JULY 29th. OIL BASE EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT Gal. EXTERIOR LATEX PAINT BAPCOS Best Quality PAINT COLORS GALORE! INTERIOR FLAT LATEX GALLON You Always Do Better at: Downtown Wednesday, July It, 1972 THE LE1HBRIDGE HERALD HIGA'S MEN'S WEAR ANNUAL SUMMER Terrific Values for now and for back-to-School MEN'S SUITS AT FANTASTIC SAVINGS ONE RACK Regular Values to 135.00 CLEARING AT ONE RACK Regular Values to 150.00 CLEARING AT ONE RACK OF CASUAL PANTS by Days, G.W.G. ond Aerc. Regular Values to 18.95 ONE GROUP CLEARING AT s ONE GROUP CLEARING AT A SELECTION OF LONG AND SHORT SLEEVED SHIRTS Clearing at 30% OFF MEN'S SPORT COATS A nice selection of men's Jackets in assorted shades and palterru. MENS and BOYS' SUMMER JACKETS For Casual and Sport Wear CLEARING AT 30% to 50% OFF Reg. values to 65.00. CLEARING AT A GROUP OF MEN'S KNIT SHIRTS AND ALPACA SWEATERS CLEARING 2 FOR THE 1 PRICE OF BALANCE CLEARING AT 30% OFF! Broken sites. CLEARING AT ONE RACK OF YOUNG MEN'S CASUAL A SELECTION OF MEN'S SHOES OFF White Shoes at 20% off Men's Summer Sandals........... Vi Price MEN'S RAINCOATS CLEARING AT 30% to 50% OFF PANTS AT A GREAT 2 FOR THE PRICE OF I A SPECIAL GROUP OF MEN'S ALL WOOL AND FORTREL DOUBLE KNIT DRESS SLACKS Hfi NOW AT A GREAT SAVING ONE Reg- III Values to 25.00 NOW I W OTHERS AT 30% to 50% OFr MEN'S SUMMER DRESS STRAW HATS PRICE A SELECTION OF CHILDREN'S SHIRTS PANTS T-SHIRTS CLEARING AT 30% OFF S2 Table Values la 6.00 g T-SHIRTS SHIRTS f PANTS S 3 Table Values to 12.00 MEN'S DRESS SPORT SHIRTS S5 Table Reg. Values to 12.50 DRESS and SPORT SHIRTS SWEATERS (ft T-SHIRTS Enter your In our itore on a chanca to win 10 SPEED BICYCLE Supplied courlety of bridge Honda HIGA'S MEN'S and BOYS' WEAR 406 13th Street North OPEN THURS. AND FRI. UNTIL 9 P.M. ALL SALES CASH AND FINAL-NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ALL ALTERATIONS EXTRA PLEASE ;