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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July LETHBRIDGE Alberta Millican named deputy EDMONTON Harold S. Millican has been appointed deputy minister of the department of federal and intergovernmental department minister Don Getty announced Monday. The appointment is effective Aug. 1. Mr. has served as executive assistant to the premier since the 1971 election. Prior to that he worked for a large investment company and has had lengthy experience in the construction business. Aid for Century Calgary CALGARY Century a volunteer group involved in projects to help celebrate Calgary's will receive million in provincial Dave municipal affairs announced today. Most of the money will go towards restoration of Fort Calgary at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers. Young boys given drugs EDMONTON A city Ruth has been charged with two counts of attempted murder in connection with an incident three months ago in which two young boys were given an overdose of drugs. Police went to a city residence April 27 and found the two aged 7 and semi-conscious. They were taken to hospital where they recovered. Man dies as car flips LAC LA BICHE Lake Indian six Floyd died when mjies southeast of the car he was driving went out of entered a ditch and overturned on the Beaver Lac La Biche is about 110 miles northeast of Edmonton. College guard charged CALGARY A Mount Royal College security guard was to appear in court here today charged with indecently assaulting an 11-year-old girl at the college's Lincoln Park campus Saturday afternoon. The girl told police she went to a room housing a swimming pool filtration system with a man dressed in a security guard's uniform. She said she was attacked shortly after a lifeguard who was in the filtration room left. Neither the identity of the victim nor the guard was released by police. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge...... 90 61 Pmcher Creek 92 55 Medicine Hat 93 64 .08 Edmonton ___ 75 50 .04 Grande Prairie. 75 52 .02 Banff. 84 48 Calgary......... 84 49 Victoria 82 55 Penticton......90 56 Prince George 79 53 Kamloops....... 97 58 Vancouver 75 60 Saskatoon....... 78 59 Regina 78 53 Winnipeg 74 49 Toronto.....78 55 .21 Ottawa 72 61 .04 Montreal 82 61 .14 St. John's....... 69 46 Halifax 65 58 Charlottetown 71 61 Fredericton .69 53 Chicago 78 64 New York 85 67 .15 Miami.......... 88 79 .32 Los Angeles..... 84 68 Las Vegas 108 84 Phoenix 105 85 Athens 81 66 Rome 90 68 Paris........... 84 60 London........ 73 59 Berlin.......... 77 54 Medicine Hat Regions To- day and Sunny. A few isolated thundershowers this evening and overnight. Highs both days 80 to 85. Lows tonight near 55. Columbia-Kootenay Regions Mostly sunny and warm. A few cloudy periods and chance of isolated thundershowers during the late afternoon and evening. Sunny and con- tinuing warm. Highs both days in the 90s. Lows tonight 50 to 60. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and quite warm today and Wednesday. Scattered thunderstorms east and south this afternoon. Highs 90 to 100. Lows 50 to 60. West of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and quite warm today and Wednesday with isolated mostly mountains this after- noon. Highs 85 to 95. Lows 50s. CLOSED FOR STOCK TAKING JULY 29th-30th AND 31st Bargain prices on many items before stock taking. Buy now and save on farm equipment. Open Again Aug. 1st GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES CoutU Highway Bex 1202 Phone 328-1141 Accounting of money suggested EDMONTON The three provinces that contribute considerable sums of money to the provinces in the form of equalization payments have the right to know how that money is being Mayor Peter Pollen of Victoria told a conference of mayors Mon- day. necessary that these provinces be given an ac- counting of where the money is Mayor Pollen told 10 other mayors from large cities attending the conference. not bothered that someone is getting the dough. But there is no accountability of where it's Alberta and British so-called have much of the money that goes to other provinces. Mayor Pollen said that as governments get bigger and bureaucracy controls over spending are weakened levels of government are getting bigger and bigger. It's like a group of elephants with a glandular Mayor Pollen's remarks prompted a resolution calling for provincial and federal governments to initiate forecasting and disciplined budgetary control mechanisms in order to afford them a means of establishing a disciplined revenue and expenditure process on a current to five- year The resolution said is a need for financial forecasting and disciplined budgeting at all three levels of government in in face' for Calgary CALGARY The co- ordinator of a Century Calgary project which would have put artificial turf on Calgary's McMahon Stadium football field said Monday the refusal by the provincial government to give the project a grant is kick in the for Calgary. Don head of the proposal to spend million dollars to upgrade the stadium in time for the 1975 Grey Cup game criticized the provincial government for not giving equal attention to athletics in Calgary as was given to Edmonton in preparation for the 1978 Commonnwealth Games The proposal would have replaced the natural grass with artificial providd covered and additional locker room space for amateur athletes. Century Calgary acted as the co-ordinating body through which community organizations applied for provincial grants. The money was to be used for a function or project related to the city's 100th anniversary celebrations next year. look at the dollars spent in Edmonton for the 1978 Commonwealth Games a three way government split of to million for a seat stadium. Now they tell us they can't spend million here in said Mr. Luzzi. He said the provincial government probably regarded the proposal as a grant to a professional team and disregarded the potential use of the stadium for amateur sports. it is now we've got a facility that sits there like a white elephant except for Calgary Stampeder football he said. 'The impossible dream9 High housing cost a national tragedy EDMONTON The high cost of housing in Canada is a says Mayor Vic Copps of Hamilton. ownership for young people is the impossible Mayor Copps said during a panel discussion Monday on housing and land use at a one-day conference of mayors from 11 large Cana- dian cities. start home ownership is virtually Mayor Copps mentioned high interest land and building costs as contributory causes to the situation. Controlling mortgage rates would be beyond the power of said mayor but municipalities can up our zoning and land use to in- duce more housing Mayor Art Phillips of Van- couver repeated previous statements that the number of immigrants allowed into Canada should be a move he said would lessen the demand for housing and land. New Canadians make a con- tribution to Canadian the mayor they can't bring land with them Mayor Phillips called for a review of immigration policies that are based on the idea that Canada is under- populated. I look at the actual areas where people want to Canada is not un- derpopulated.'1 Mayor Jane Bige- low of said Can- ada has a responsibility to help alleviate overcrowding in other parts of the world. Mayor Pierre Benoit of Ot- tawa said that instead of talk- ing about restricting immi- concern should be cen- tred on directing immigrants to under-populated areas in Canada. The only resolution passed out of the housing panel was a call for provinces that have not yet entered agreements with the federal government on housing and land assembly assistance to sign such agreements. Smoke hampers firefighters NORDEGG Smoke from a forest fire in the rugged Siffleur wilderness area hampered the attempts Monday of 236 men to control it Assisted by four four fire two crawler tractors and four track the men have been fighting the blaze since it was spotted Saturday afternoon about 130 miles west of Red Deer The cause of the fire is unknown. Very little rain has fallen in the area since July 1 and fire hazard conditions are listed as high to extreme. The fire site is in the area of the annual David Thompson an event which commemorates the first overland crossing by the explorer. This year's cavalcade is scheduled to start Saturday. Calgary woman threatened Frog record set An unidentitied contestant watches his frog leap from the starting mark during the fourth annual Canadian Frog Jumping Championship in B.C. The championship was won by the entry of Gordon of Castlegar. His frog set a new record with a jump of 10 1.25 inches. More adult counselling services established CALGARY A 45- year-old Calgary man was charged Monday with threatening a woman with a shotgun and by making threatening telephone calls. Harry Clayton was charged after the whose name was not told police she was confronted by a man carrying a shotgun in her northwest Calgary home The woman said the man pointed the shotgun at her but that he was overpowered by a male visitor in the home. The woman grabbed the shotgun as the man and the visitor fought the home. r EDMONTON More adult counselling services are to be established in Stan an official of the Crops need rain in Alberta areas CALGARY A shortage of rain is deteriorating crops in Alberta and moisture is needed especially in areas south of Red if heads are to develop the Alberta Wheat Pool said Monday. If crop prospects are to be rain is needed south of a line between Red Deer and the pool said. Crop prospects in more northern areas are good. Surveys show 83 per cent of the province's wheat and 64 per cent of the barley is now headed with about half of the rapeseed crop seed set. Early yield estimates tor barley and rapeseed are and 18 bushels per acre respectively with oats expected to yield 61 flax 16 bushels and rye 24 bushels. Harvesting of fall rye and winter wheat is in full swing in southern the pool said. Government employees going after pay raises department of advanced said Monday have set up in Slave Lake so that we can begin to serve the large northern he said. will also be set up in St. Fort McMurray and Peace The department is already operating counselling services in Edmonton and Calgary and these will be expanded to serve outlying he said. hope these adult counselling centres will become one-stop career centres for the average person who is interested in making a change but isn't aware of the Dr. Souch said a centre in Lethbridge to open in September will be an experiment to provide the basis for province-wide modification of the program. INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL For and July and 31 Only Delicious EL RANCHO FRIED CHICKEN 4p.m.-11 p.m. Delivered Piping Hot to Your Door Snack 2 pieces........... ____ Thrift Pack. 9 piece............. 3.25 15pieces............... 5iOO I 20 pieces 6.50 Service by Flash Food for a small delivery charge Phone 327-5701 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 open 24 Porthill-Rykerts 7a.m. to 2 8 a.m. to 9 Rooseville 8 a.m. to midnight. in Mountain Daylight Days lost EDMONTON Alberta lost work days through work stoppages during says the federal labor department. with the fifth lowest rating among the recorded seven strikes involving 371 workers. British Columbia had the most involving followed by Quebec and Ontario. EDMONTON The current labor market is an employees' market where more jobs than people are Bill president of the Civil Service Association of said 267 dead RIO DE JANEIRO Health authorities in Sao Paulo said yesterday a meningitis epidemic which some reports said claimed 267 lives in 17 days now is under control. But newspapers in the city said they have had their reports on the crisis heavily censored. Monday. The state of the market will have an impact on negotiations for government which will get under way this he said. will ask for substantial wage increases and the members are militant about their Mr. Broad said. The provincial government has a high turnover in staff because of low wages with many employees taking jobs with municipalities because conditions are he said. government will have to realize that its attitude toward its employees has to WANTED POOLE ENGINEERING TANDEM GRAVEL TRUCKS GOOD RATES 6th 8. Project 327-1610 or 328-4406 After There's Still Time... and there's still good reason to HIRE A Hundereds of students of all ages have obtained summer employment with the help of the Student Manpower Centres in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. But there is still a need for jobs for many students for the remainder of the summer. If you need help for a a or any part of the balance of the student holiday period CONTACT THE HIRE-A-STUDENT OFFICE IN YOUR Blairmore Court House Bldg. Cardston M.D. Administration Bldg. Counsellors Mavis Walmsley Dean Russell Shelly Matkin Lynn Baxter Linda Pavan Brenda Tillsley Cheryl Davies Phone Office Open 562-2633 Aug. 15 Claresholm Sr. Citizens' Drop-In Centre Coaldale Sportsplex Building Fort Macleod Town Office Picture Butte North County Rec. Office Pincher Creek M.D. Bldg. Box Terry Bond Taber Post Office Building Steve Lucas Elaine Conrad Milk River Town Office Marilyn Selk Vauxhall Town Office Maureen Yamashita Lethbridge 424 7th St. S. Garrett Palmer and six staff members 653-4244 235-3977 345-3960 234-4425 732-4774 627-3433 223-3232 647-3773 654-2556 327-2111 327-2112 327-2113 Aug. 31 Aug. 15 Aug. 15 Aug. 31 Aug. 15 Aug.23 Aug. 31 Aug. 19 Aug.15 Aug. 31 ;