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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ara still a number of SUMMER AND FALL CHARTER FLIGHTS Still Available Call ui New. For Information and trovtl ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Ctntrt Mall Mien. 328-3201 The Lcthbridqe Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, June 16, 1973 PAGES 13 TO 28 LETHBRIDGE OfFICI FURNITURE LTD. lelhbrldge, Aibtrta Lowtr 7th Shopping Mall Phone (403) ADDING MACHINES Armed robber gets 18 months in jail By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer A 27-year-old Taber man was sentenced to 18 months in jail after he was found guilty Friday of armed.rob- bery. The sentence will add six months to the one-year term which Charles Dennis Avery is currently serving for breaking and entering. Avery and two other men, Samuel Wayne Teague, 22, of Vancouver, and Michael Pat- rick O'Neil, 21, of Lethbridge were charged with the Feb. 5 armed robbery of Lory Ed- ward Kennedy, of Hardieville. Court was told Thursday as the trial opened that Ken- nedy had acquired from two friends in order to buy three pounds of hashish from Teague, O'Neil and Avery. When the four men went out into the country, three miles south of the city, where the transaction was to have been completed, Mi- chael O'Neil pulled out a 12- gauge shotgun, testimony re- vealed. When confronted with the gun, Kennedy said he turned around and saw Teague who appeared to be holding a re- volver. Kennedy turned over all but of the cash and the three men drove away, leav- ing him in the field. Police later found the re- volver, a carbon dioxide pis- tol, in a field three miles from the robbery scene and in the same direction as Teague, O'Neil and Avery went after completing the theft, evidence indicated. In sentencing Avery, Chief Judge L. S. Turcotte, of Leth- bridge district court, said it is an unhappy situation when a young man has no reason to get into trouble and yet gets involved with two other per- sons who it seems were main- ly responsible for the rob- bery. "I am hopeful that the ac- cused will realize that he can't go on this way surely there can't be any hap- Tall buildings concern fire senior citizens High rise buildings will be a topic for discussion at city council Monday. A delegation of senior cit- izens concerned by reports that the senior citizen apart- ment to go up next to the new library could be 12 sto- ries high will make a pre- sentation to aldermen. Council also has before it a letter from ihs Alberta Fire Fighters Association urging adoption of bylaws requiring adequate sprinkler systems in all high-rise developments. The measure was adopted at the association's conven- tion and has been sent to all major Alberta cities and towns for consideration. The senior citizens, in their submission to council, say the proposed apartment should not be Hgher than five sto- ries because of the lack of adequate fire department equipment to deal with high buildings and because of the effect of height on senior cit- izens in general. Council will also be asked Monday to approve purchase of three new school buses at a total cost of to carry the additional students now eligible for school bus trans-' portation through the provin- cial government's new mile eligibility ruling. And two additional transit buses to replace buses pur- chased in the early 1950's are also requested to be included in the 1974 budget. The or- ders have to be sent in now because of production sched- ules. Other items on the agenda include a delegation from the Alberta Historical Produc- tions Society appearing on the society's request for 000 from the city to stage the "The Sight, The Sound and The Fury" production this summer, and a for- mal agreement between the city and CH2M Hill consul- tants to conduct the electrical feasibility study. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BUCK DENTAL UBH MWMCAL DENTAL BIDG. Lower level PHONE 377-2822 MOVING? OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES LCC seeks program planner Five applicants for the po- sition left vacant by Werner Schmidt were intsrviewed by Lethbridge Community Col- lege governors Friday. Board chairman Bob Babki said all candidates are Cana- dian: one from Lethbridge, two from Edmonton, one from Toronto and a former Lethbridge man, now working with a college in California. Mr. Babki said a formal announcement of the candi- date selected is expected Wednesday. The position involves pro- gram planning and curricu- lum development. the LODGE MOTEL 329-0100 FOR YOUR FURS FURS RFMODflIHGi INSURED PUR STORAGE 327-3276 Chief Judge Turcotte said. In reviewing the evidence, the judge said that if Ken- nedy's testimony was uncor- roborated be would "be in- clined to acquit." He said Kennedy failed most of the standards of wit- ness credibility. He was not disinterested in the case, as he stood to receive some of the hashish for his efforts as middleman in the transaction and he was the person in- volved in the robbery. The judge also pointed out that when Kennedy first re- ported the incident to police, he told them the money was to be used to purchase a bus, and maintained that story un- til just before the prelim- inary hearing March 30. He, according to his own testimony, has been involved in the drug scene for five years and would have been engaged in an illegal act if the sale had been com- pleted, Chief Judge Turcotte observed, and stated further, that Kennedy didn't seem to mind fctefrauding the govern- ment. In his evidence, given un- der the protection of the Can- ada Evidence Act, Kennedy said that last summer while receiv ing unemployment in- surance, he was working full- time as a farm laborer. If incriminating testimony is given while under the um- brella of the Canada Evi- dence Act, the testimony can- not be used in a subsequent prosecution against that wit- ness. But, after finding Ken- nedy's credibility lacking, Chief Judge Turcotte exam- ined the corroborating evi- dence and found sufficient grounds to hand down the guilty verdict. The shotgun was purchased the same day as the robbery was committed and Avery was present during the sale. Avery's fingerprints were found on a note giving di- rections to Kennedy's house in Hardieville. The note was found in O'Neil's room at the Royal Hotel in Taber the night he was arrested. There was evidence of a re- volver being used during tho robbery and it was found east of the scene. There was testi- mony connecting a similar handgun to Teague. "I don't think I can disre- gard all these the judge said. As Teague and O'Neil, who were both on bail, did not appear for trial, warrants for their arrest were issued Thursday morning. When thsy are apprehended, anoth- er trial will be scheduled. The city Briefly Speaking Legion executive named Three Southern Albertans have been elected to the exec- utive of the Alberta Legion, which wrapped up its 28th bi- ennial convention in the city this week. Rulon Hirsche of Fort Mac- leod is the new executive vice-president; Alex Innes of Medicine Hat and Rusty Ow- ens of Pincher Creek were elected district commanders. Jack Chapman of Stettter was named president. presidents are Dick Cbap- elhow, Banff; Jim Footo and Alex Bayrak of Edmonton. Elected district command- ers were Larry Campbell, Calgary; Dave Shepherd, Bed Deer; Hugh Green, Ed- monton; Vic TLUett, yennil- lion and Percy Rossitter Alberta Beach. Local man Mason warden A Lethbridge dairy special- ist employed by the provin- cial department of agricul- ture has been named junior grand warden of the Alberta Masonic Lodge. Anton Aspeslet was elected at the Grand Lodge session in Calgary this week. His elec- tion assures Mr. Aspeslet will be grand master of the lodge in four years. Mr. Aspeslet has served ta worshipful master of Charity Lodge No. 67, Lethbridge and deputy grand master of dis- trict seven. Rotary meet in Camrose Members of the two Leth- bridge Rotary clubs will at- tend a district conference at Camrose, June 21, 22 and 23. Downtown Rotary mem- bers attending are John Gogo, president; Rae Pepper, presidentelect, and Jim Martin, secretary. Representing the East Lethbridge Rotary will be Ed McTavish, president; Nor- man Fooks, president-elect; Earl Dawson, secretary; and Bob Hironaka, a past presi- dent of the club. Holiday Bingo June 22 The Lethbridge Active 20- 30 Club will be giving away worth of prizes at Holi- day Bingo, June 22 at 8 p.m. in the Exhibition Pavillion. The major prize will be a 16-foot travel trailer with other prizes including canoes, and tents, 10-speed bicycles other holiday items. The purpose of the bingo, for everyone older than 16 years of age, is to raise funds for a variety of youth pro- jects, including the contrac- tion of an all-season youth camp near Lethbridge. Former city man promoted Keeping dry HARRY NEUFELD photo The useful trouble of the rain wrote Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Though Lethbridge resi- dents bundled up Thursday and Friday and trudged through town under umbrellas, the rain fell at a favorable time for district farmers. Trafficking case remanded A former Lethbridge man, R. H. (Dick) Parkyn, has been named Saskatoon zone manager for Canada Safeway Ltd. A former manager of the downtown and 13th St. S. Safeway outlets in Leth- bridge, he previously served as a district manager in Re- gina and Calgary. Hotel observation post 1 The two-day rain in South- ern Alberta has forced the postponement of sentencing a 19 year old Lethbridge youth on a charge of heroin trafficking. The Edmonton lawyer rep- resenting Randall Charles Bruchet, 831 llth St. S., was unable to get to Lethbridge when his client was due to be sentenced, so the case was remanded to June 26. Games manager hired The Southern Alberta Win- ter Games Society Friday announced the appointment of a Lethbridge businessman as central manager in charge of the 1975 Winter Games. V. Keith Lees, owner of Southern Collection Agency and S-L Agencies Ltd., will take over his new position effective July 16 at an esti- mated salary of a year. Exact salary figures were withheld by the society pending consideration of re- lease to the public. Mr. Lees came to Leth- bridge in 1961 as manager for a finance company and held the position until establishing his own business in 1962. His first major task as Games society manager will be a flight to Vancouver to study the organization and operation of the Canada Games this summer in New Westminstsr-Burnaby. PARK'S-NEILSON'S Dry Cleaners Ltd. SUPERIOR DRY CLEANING 311 6th Sf. S. and 1514A 9th Ave.S. PHONE 327-4141 327-5151 327-7771 hour service tailoring blocking and leather processing pleat drapery processing Bruchet admitted at his last court appearance that on the night of May 26, 1972, he sold worth of heroin to an undercover police agent, in an Edmonton hotel bar. The case was waived here from Edmonton bee ause Bruchet, who is out on bail, is employed here. A preliminary hearing into a charge of trafficking in marijuana was postponed Friday because the accused is in "hospital. Brian Gregory Atkinson was charged Dec. 31, 1972, and has pleaded not guilty to the offence. A new date of June 27 was set for the pre- liminary. A 21 year old former Calgary man charged with possession of MDA for the purposes of trafficking was remanded Friday to June 21, at the request of his lawyer. Mervin Nicholas Malis- chewski was found guilty of possessing the drug two weeks ago and Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson was to have handed down Ms ruling on whether the 94 capsules of MDA which Malischewski was were to carrying trafficked. The charge was laid March 19 after he was arrested in the Marquis Hotel coffee shop. Psst don't look now, but chances are you've been spied upon by pretty girls from the of down- town Lethbridge. But you can relax, they're not trying to find out wfaai'u in your shopping bag, or how long you're taking on coffeo breaks. The two who ipent one day this week on the roof of the Marquis Hotel are city employees and they were merely keeping tabs en downtown traffic from the best vantage point available as part of an annual traffic survey. Precipitation normal after 2-day rainfall Rainfall for June Is right on the normal, according to the local weather office. Rainfall of 1.3 inches Thursday and Friday brings the month's total of 1.52 inches, almost half the nor- mal of 3.2 inches for June. And more rain is forecast for the weekend. The forecast calls for show- ers today and Sunday with winds of 15 to 20 m.p.h. and gusting during the day. Highs of 55 to GO and lows between 45 and 50 are forecast for the weekend. Another weather system moving in brings with it the possibility of rain Monday. KEITH LEES E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) 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