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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Junt LETHMIDQE Dateline Alberta Volunteers build dikes CANMORE (CP) Hundreds of volunteers built dikes Wednesday after town council declared a state of local emergency but the threat of more serious flooding from the Bow River appeared to be easing. The environment department reported that the river level decreased by half an inch Wednesday. Officials said the water level, now six feet above normal, is expected to hold steady for a week and the river will be able to hold water from Lake Minnewanaka when its dam is opened in the next couple of days. Town council Tuesday night declared a state of local emergency but an environment official said the situation could not, for the moment, be called a disaster in this town of about people, 65 miles west of Calgary. Flood funds approved EDMONTON (CP) Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner has announced cabinet approval of a million expenditure to cover payments for flood damages throughout the province, an Alberta government news release said Wednesday. Dr. Horner earlier this year announced approval of regulations under the Disaster Services Act to cover compensation for victims of spring flooding. Victims are able to claim for residential property losses, personal effect and agricultural losses. Dr. Horner said claims were still being processed and cheques would be distributed as soon as possible. Rinibey man killed ONOWAY (CP) Leslie passenger was in a collision Land, 25, of Rimbey, was with a half-ton truck near this killed Wednesday when the town, 25 miles northwest of car in which he was a Edmonton. Passengers stalled EDMONTON (CP) Passengers on a Danish charter flight were permitted to go through customs after being stalled briefly at the Edmonton International Airport Wednesday because of a bureaucratic mixup. Customs officials said the 160 passengers were allowed through when authorization for the charter flight came through shortly before the passengers landed, but the authorization was delayed in transmission from Ottawa. The company, Maersk Air, was refused permission to operate last week by the Canadian Transport Commission because the company is not licenced to fly into Canada. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......72 54 .01 Pincher Creek 66 42 Medicine Hat 74 49 .81 Edmonton.....63 51 2.18 Grande Prairie.. 66 49 .03 Banff........... 62 46 .01 Calgary......... 75 44 .02 Victoria 55 49 .17 Penticton....... 72 53 Prince George 71 51 Kamloops....... 75 48 .07 Vancouver...... 58 52 .12 Saskatoon....... 66 54 1.19 Regina 88 53 Winnipeg 88 64 Toronto......... 68 49 .04 Ottawa......... 68 49 Montreal 63 50 St. John's....... 42 38 .01 Halifax......... 61 48 Charlottetown 59 48 Fredericton.....60 50 .05 Chicago 80 60 New York......72 62 .01 Miami.......... 88 77 .69 Los Angeles ___95 66 Las Vegas..... 110 78 Phoenix 116 84 Honolulu........87 72 Mexico Citv.....75 57 FORECAST: Letbbridge, Calgary Regions Today: Mainly sunny. Gusty westerly winds. Isolated showers or thundershowers developing over the foothills by late afternoon. Highs 75 to 80. Friday: Cloudy periods. Lows near 55. Highs 75 to 80. Medicine Hat Region Today: Sunny. Highs near 80. Friday: Mainly sunny. Lows 55 to 60. Highs near 80. Columbia, Kootenay Today and Friday, cloudy with a few sunny periods. A few showers and isolated afternoon thundershowers. Highs today and Friday 70 to 75. Lows tonight 45 to 50. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly fair today and Friday. Cooler southeast portion today. Windy at times Friday. High temperatures both days 75 to 85. Lows tonight 45 to 55. West of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness with widely scattered showers today and Friday. Highs both days 75 to 85. Lows tonight 45 to 55. AGRATEC AUTOMATIC BALE STOOKER Stooks 6 Balm in weather tight atooka. No trip ropes, no fully automatic. See KEN THOMPSON or KEN DICKSON at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutto Highway Box 1202 328-1141 Ports of entry: opening and closing times: Carway 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutts open 24 hours: Dei Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7a.m. until 11 p.m.; Wild Horse? a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Times in Mountain Daylight Time.) Mental illness considered serious problem EDMONTON (CP) Mental illness is a severe health problem and nearly two of every three Albertans believes it is increasing a survey of public attitudes showed today. The study, released by Health Minister Neil Crawford, showed that 71 per cent of the population identified the illness as a serious problem. The majority of those surveyed felt that one in every four residents of the province will suffer some form of emotional or psychological problem during their life. Mr. Crawford said at a news conference the study of public attitudes to mental illness "was encouraging." "It indicates acceptance by the public at large of the need for treatment he said. Commissioned by the department, the study was conducted among a cross- section of adults. The findings will be used by the provincial mental health advisory council and the government to plan mental health policies. Most of the people surveyed felt that few mental patients are dangerous and 70 per cent felt treatment could be provided outside mental hospitals. COMMUNITY FAVORED "Instead, community treatment facilities are NEIL CRAWFORD favored by 77 per cent, usually because they represent less social isolation for the patient." The study also showed that tolerance of the mentally ill increased with the degree of education and is greater among young people. "In general, men are more likely than women to accept the mentally ill." Most of those surveyed rejected the concept that mental illness is hereditary. Problem drinkers and drug addicts were regarded as mentally ill by about 50 per cent of the population. School hospital to be upgraded EDMONTON (CP) More 'than million will be spent on construction and renovations to improve living conditions at the Alberta School Hospital at Red Deer, Health Minister Neil Crawford said today. Mr. Crawford told a news conference that a major part of the program at the Deerhome facility will be the construction of a recreation centre which will accommodate programs for the mentally handicapped residents. He said original plans have been expanded and an additional million has been approved by the government for construction of the centre. The centre is estimated to cost million and be completed by September, 1975. The centre will include swimming pools. a gymnasium, a theatre and lounge and classroom area. It was planned in consultation with the provincial departments of public works and culture, youth and recreation and the Red Deer city recreation department. Mr. Crawford said an diagnostic and assessment centre is scheduled for completion by the winter of 1975. This facility will provide medical, psychiatric and social services. Another major project will be the construction of 23 group homes in the Southfield subdivision near the institution and one home in the Westpart subdivision. Work on these homes is expected to begin this summer. The cottage style units will provide accommodation for about 180 people now living in Deerhome. Estimated to cost million, the homes are expected to be completed within one year. Mr. Crawford' said renovations, which began last fall to improve existing facilities, are almost complete. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH CwtHtod Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE: 328-7684 Realtor to testify voluntarily at AHC judicial investigation EDMONTON (CP) Victor Farkas, the Montreal real estate broker who is said to have played a key role in arranging a massive loan from a West German bank to the Alberta Housing Corporation (AHC) has agreed to testify voluntarily before the judicial inquiry into the AHC in Edmonton. Mr. Farkas originally refused to travel to Alberta to give testimony. The inquiry was to travel to Quebec where it obtained a court order demanding Mr. Farkas testify. Mr. Farkas had challenged the legality of that order in court. Peter Owen, representing the inquiry commission, said Mr. Farkas instructed his lawyer Morris J. Fish of Montreal to inform the commission of the decision to testify voluntarily. Myer Gameroff, another Montreal lawyer representing Mr. Farkas, said the real estate man had no objection to giving his testimony in public. NOTHING TO HIDE "We have made up our minds to give evidence. We have nothing to he said. Rod McLennan, inquiry commission counsel, said he and Mr. Fish will negotiate a time when Mr. Farkas will come to Edmonton to testify. He said it would be impossible to predict a date for the testimony but he indicated the inquiry, which was not scheduled to resume until September, may reconvene earlier to hear the testimony. Almost four weeks of testimony had been completed when Mr. Justice J. M. Cairns of .the Alberta Supreme Court ordered an adjournment until a dispute involving income tax returns is resolved. Mr. Justice Cairns ordered Bob Orysiuk, former AHC executive director, to produce recent income tax records, a move challenged by Cameron Steer, Mr. Orysiuk's lawyer. Mayor E. A. Toshach MR. RICHARD B. SLEN Son of Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Slen of Lethbridge received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Univer- sity of Alberta. Edmonton. He has accepted a position with Domin- ion Construction m Edmonton. He is a graduate of the Kate Andrews High School in Coal- dale WAGE and PRICE CONTROLS? The U.K. tried it and it didn't work The U.S. tried it and it didn't work NOW THEY' WANT TO TRY IT WHO DO THEY THINK THEY'RE KIDDING? ELECT: Inserted by Lethbridge Federal Liberal Association; Phone 329-0224 Drumheller, Alta., has been in the spotlight for his testimony at the inquiry. The mayor, who has held that office for 19 years, worked with Mr. Farkas in helping the AHC get its loan in 1969. He testified that he received a finder's fee from Mr. Farkas for his work. Mayor Toshach said he received the money in cash in a brown paper bag in a Montreal hotel room from Mr. Farkas and later split the with Mr. Orysiuk, who New contract for milkmen EDMONTON (CP) Employees of the city's three major dairies have voted in favor of accepting a new two- year contract that will give them two 15-per-cent increases retroactive to May 1. A spokesman for the Alberta Brotherhood of Dairy Employees said workers at Silverwood's, Palm Dairies, and the Northern Alberta Dairy Pool Ltd., will receive monthly wage increases ranging from to each year. has denied receiving it. Mayor Toshach also told the inquiry that he travelled to Europe to buy pornographic films and that he has received psychiatric care for suicidal tendencies and alcoholism. Alderman Ossie Sheddy has proposed a motion demanding the mayor's resignation. The motion failed to get to the floor when none of the other five Drumheller aldermen would second it The mayor has said he will not seek re-election in the October civic election. The loan, for land assembly, has become a major issue in the AHC inquiry, which was told that with revaluations of the German mark, the interest rate eventually came to 14.94 per cent at a time when Canadian funds were available for eight and nine per cent. 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