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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, June LETHBRIDGE Dateline Alberta Teachers plan to strike CALGARY (CP) Teachers in the city's Roman Catholic separate school system plan a strike of undetermined length this fall but no firm date has been set, Bob Bechard, Alberta Teachers Federation president, said Tuesday. Mr. Bechard, after a meeting of the strike committee, said that proposed dates of July 1 and Sept. 3 were eliminated because classes end for the summer Friday and the teachers must provide 48 hours notice of intent'on A strike on the first day of school also was rejected because there was "definitely some concern about students transferring to" the public school system. Water pipeline planned VEGREVILLE (CP) Environment Minister Bill Yurko Tuesday announced plans for a water supply pipeline to serve St. Paul, 132 miles northeast of Edmonton. He said the million project is scheduled for completion in 1974 and will carry water from the North Saskatchewan River to Lac St Cyr, which has supplied St. Paul in the past but where water tables now are receding. Boy accidentally shot GRIMSHAW (CP) RCMP said Tuesday that Robert Edward Lizotte, 10, of Grimshaw died Monday night after being accidentally shot in the head with a rifle handled by a 15-year-old companion Police said the boys apprently were playing with the gun. The incdient occurred in this town, about 140 miles northwest of Edmonton. Warsprite man killed REDWATER (CP) Ronald Edward Eisler. 40, of Warspite, died Tuesday in a car-truck collision near this Nurses' hearings slow EDMONTON (CP) A public hearing into allegations of pay discrimination against certified nurses' aides got off to a slow start Tuesday because counsel for the Royal Alexandra' Hospital question the jurisdiction of the one- man board of inquiry. The hearing is being held before Prof. Fred Laux, appointed to the task by Dr Bert Hohol. minister of manpower and labor. The board was established on a request by the Alberta Human Rights Commission, which alleges discrimination took place at the Royal Alexandra Hospital The commission received seven complaints from certified nurses' aides who feel they should receive the same pay as nursing orderlies for similar jobs GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......84 54 .32 Pincher Creek 77 51 .19 Medicine Hat 85 62 .10 Edmonton ......70 55 .21 Grande Prairie 74 55 Banff 80 50 .53 Calgary. ..82 54 .03 Victoria...... 62 49 Penticfon 78 49 Prince Rupert 61 52 Prince George 74 54- Vancouver 62 48 Kamloops.......83 54 Saskatoon.....79 62 .10 FORECAST: Lethbridg'e, Calgary Regions .Today: Cloudy with showers and thundershowers clearing this evening. Brisk westerly winds Highs near 70. Thursday: Mainly sunny. Lows near 50. Highs 70 to 75. Medicine Hat Region Today: Cloudy with showers and thundershowers. Brisk westerly winds. Highs 80 to 85. Thursday- Afternoon showers and thundershowers. Lows near 60 Highs 80 to 85 Columbia, Kootenay Todav and Thursdav sunnv with a few cloudy periods and chance of showers. Fresh southerly winds at times today. Highs today and Thursday near 80. Lows tonight 45 to 50. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Scattered showers and thunderstorms west portion spreading into east portion by this afternoon accompanied by strong gusty winds. Risk of hail with a few thunderstorms. Cooler west portion today but continued hot east. Thunderstorms continuing east portion tonight with gusty winds. Cooler Thursday partly cloudy and not so windy. Highs today 75 to 85 west 85 to 95 east. .Lows tonight 45 to 55 west 55 to 65 east. Highs Thursday 75 to 85. West of Continental Divide Cooler with showers and thunderstorms today along with strong gusty winds. Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday Chance of a few showers or thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. Highs today 70 to 80. Lows tonight 40 to 50 Highs Thursday 75 to 85 AGRATEC AUTOMATIC BALE STOOKER Stocks 6 Bales in weather tight stocks. No trip ropes, no engines, fully automatic. See KEN THOMPSON or KEN DICKSON at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 Ports of entry: opening and closing times: Carway 7 a.m. to JO p m.; Chief Mountain dosed: Couits open 24 hours. Dp] Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Poribill-Rykerts 7a.m. until 11 p.m.; Wild Horse? a.m. to 4 p.m.; Roosevjlle 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Times in Mountain Daylight Time.) Canmore faces flood CANMORE (CP) Mayor Alfred Miltins Tuesday night declared a local state of local emergency in view of the fact flood waters continued to rise and the Bow River was expected to maintain a peak flow throughout the next week. Meanwhile, Bill Isbester, deputy minister of the department of municipal affairs, said he was waiting for an assessment by provincial environment department officials before joining the mayor in declaring a state of emergency. Dr. Miltins said in an interview about half a dozen families have left their homes in the town 65 miles west of Calgary, since the river began rising during the weekend. .They were not evacuated as such, he added, but "moved on their own." A spokesman for Alberta Disaster Services said no dikes had been breached, but that the soil is "supersaturated" and water is seeping behind the dikes. The water has entered the basements of several homes in this community of about people, and in some it has reached the first-floor level, he added. Farmers losing money on oil wells payments On hot seat Mayor E. A. Toshach of Drum heller, Alta., has been under attack from a city alderman for his testi- mony at a judicial inquiry studying the past operations of the Alberta Housing Corp. A motion demanding the mayor's resignation received no seconder at a city council meeting. WAINWRIGHT (CP) Premier Peter Lougheed was told by an old age pensioner that the compensation paid by oil companies to farmers foroperating oil wells on rich farmland is inadequate and ridiculous. Ivy Taylor, who also is a great grandmother, presented a personrJ brief to Mr. Lougheed who was here for a community luncheon during a cabinet tour of northeastern Alberta. Mrs. Taylor said the unwanted crop of 44 oil wells that occupy 10 per cent of the acre farm operated by her husband is resulting in a crop loss of almost a year. Arguing for amendments to the Surface Rights Act, Mrs. Taylor told the premier that compensaion for crop loss in 1951 was an acre each year and that between 1952 and 1973 the award was reduced to an acre. "This is nothing short of ridiculous, not even being a quarter as much as what we could earn from cropping the- land with either rapeseed, wheat or she said She added that farmers can earn at least an acre from grain crops at current prices. The family's troubles started in 1951 when they decided to object to an oil firm's request for access to their farm for drilling. "My husband loved the land and felt such an intrusion was highly undesireable." The objection was in vain and. since then, the Taylors have lost 43 consecutive fights to block drilling under the Right of Entry Arbitration Act of 1947 The surfacr rights board has given oil companies operators leases on 111.75 areas of the Taylor's land and the equipment and developments make farming with large machinery a "nightmare." LOOK AT THIS PRE-HOLIDAY CLEAN UP SPECIAL Dry Cleaning For Only 3.95 Free Pickup and Delivery Turn in your extra hang- ers to our routemen for extra credit Lethbridge Laundry Cleaners 1818-3rd Ave. South Phone community, 30 miles northeast of Edmonton. RCMP said the victim was driver of the car New mill rate set by Calgary CALGARY council established a new mill rate after the previous mill rate was ruled illegal by a district court judge. The new rate will have single family homes taxed at 53.9 mills, no change; apartments at 60.6 mills, a reduction of 8.2 mills; and commercial industrial property at 87.5 mills, an increase of 4.5 mills. Council also decided, after a heated debate lasting five hours, to appeal the decision of Judge L. S. Turcotte but only as a matter of principle and as a protest that the provincial legislation in question was not written clearly. Judge Turcotte ruled the city's previous mill rate illegal on the interpretation that provincial legislation states that residential tax must not be higher than commercial industrial tax. The municipal portion of the old apartments rate was 49.4 mills, compared to 36.6 mills for commercial industrial property. The city had held the view that the legislation referred to the entire mill rate and in that case the old apartments tax of 68.9 mills was lower than the old commercial industrial rate of 83 mills but the judge did not accept this interpretation. In the new mill rate, the municipal portion for both apartments and commercial industrial property is set at 4114 mills. The rest of the mill rate is for education. Mayor Rod Sykes wanted council to stand by its previous mill rate and appeal Judge Turcotte's decision, but majority of council, seven to four, voted to take the route of approving a new tax scheme and appealing the decision on the basis of clarifying the legislation involved. Big fire threat over EDMONTON (CP) Alberta forestry officials anticipating cool, wet weather in the northern forests by mid- week, today said the major spring fire threat appears to be over. Only three new fires were reported today. Twenty-eight fires were burning, eight uncontrolled. So far this year there have been 322 fires reported compared with 274 at the same time last year. Officials estimate that acres of prime timber have been lost this year. Sentence too harsh EDMONTON (CP) Debi Chwyl. 18. of Edmonton, sentenced earlier this month to three years on a charge of armed robbery. Tuesday filed notice of appeal claiming the sentence was unduly harsh and excessive. The appeal is scheduled to be heard next month. Meet the Alternatives! DAVID LEWIS NDP NATIONAL LEADER and BESSIE ANNAND NDP Candidate for Lethbridge FRIDAY, JUNE 28 For Breakfast and Free Coffee at the Marquis Hotel Breakfast a.m. Senior Citizens; Others Free Coffee during your morning break 10 ALSO MEET: LAURANNE HEMINGWAY NDP Candidate for Medicine Hat MURIEL McCREADY NDP Candidate for Crowfoot EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY OUR NEW PHONE NUMBER WILL BE 329-4161 (J 1251 -2nd Ave. South Lethbridge OpenThurs. Until 9 p.m. STEREO S. PHOTO 41 9-5th Streets. Phone 328-6661 FOR YOUR AUTO PERFORMANCE IT'S TAPE PLAYERS FROM ANGLO STEREO PHOTO From to superior Move ahead with Sony's 2 2, TC 84 'Quad Deck, or Superior's TC 84XL with built in Matrix for Surround-Sound. Anglo S P also have Supercharged Cassette Decks with Auto-Reverse follow through with S.uperior Automatic Radio, Pioneer or Jensen Speakers. Anglo Stereo Photo, 419-5th St. South is your automotive Pitstop. 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