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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 'Fighting spirit' buoys hope for Leger SHERBROOKE, Que. (CP) Governor-General Jules Leger's condition continued to improve today after he spent a restful night recovering from a stroke he suffered Saturday. Roger Nantel, an aide, said doctors at the University of Sherbrooke hospital informed him the Governor-General has "had a good night and every- thing is progressing to their satisfaction." The aide described the Governor-General as having "fighting spirit" and said "he stood in his bed and even helped himself in eating some of his meals." Mr. Leger was moved out of the hospital's intensive care unit and into a private room of his own Monday as his condi- tion passed what doctors de- scribed as the first critical 48- hour period. "There has been no mention of further tests Mr. Nantel said. Other aides to the Governor- General have said that Mr. Leger is able to recognize members of his family but refused to say whether his left side is paralysed or whether he can speak. Dr. Robert Sickert of the famed Mayo Clinic in Roches- ter, Minn was flown in Sunday for consultations on Mr. Leger's wife, Gabrielle, was reported to have spent the first night at her husband's bedside but now is staying at a hotel with her daughter, Mrs. Anthony Frechette, whose husband is one of the physicians attending the Governor-General. The last rites of the Roman Catholic Church had been ad- ministered to Mr Leger Saturday night by his brother, Paul-Emile Cardinal Leger, a former archbishop of Montreal. The brothers were awarded honorary degrees Saturday from the University of Sher- brooke. at a convocation marking the university's 20th anniversary Dr Gilles Pigeon, dean of the university's faculty of medicine, was at the dinner following the convocation, when Mr. Leger collapsed. The LethBridge Herald VOL. LXVI1 152 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1974 10 Cents 48 Pages Watch the ashes fly Although city council recently oassed a bylaw banning. open burn- ing in the city, ashes fly from a small fire burning on a construc- tion site in West Lethbridge. City Utilities Director Oli Erdos said today fire permits have to be obtained from the fire department but few are granted to construction sites. He couldn't say if any have been issued to builders in West Lethbridge. Credit to be extended to small meat packers EDMONTON (CP) Citing concern about the lockout by meat packers, the Alberta government Monday announced it will extend credit to the smaller packers and processors still operating. The loans will be effective until four weeks after killing operations return to normal and allow small firms to expand their operations through purchase of more animals, killing to maximum potential, and doubling shifts during the lockout, the agriculture department announced in a news release. The program should allow farmer-producers to market cattle and hogs ready for slaughter, because the 24 plants still in operation will only be allowed to slaughter Alberta fed animals. Operating packing plants in Lethbridge contacted by The Herald this mornning indicated they did not believe they would qualify for the credit extensions. Meanwhile, the Alberta No changes planned in oil royalty scheme CALGARY