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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta million contract issued for mechanized mail system By STEWART MncI.KOD OTTAWA (CP) Postmas- ter-General Jean-Pierre Colo called a news conference hero to announce that ITT Canada Ltd. has been awarded a million contract for mechanized he was bom- barded mill questions about the fact his deputy minister onco was president of (ire company. When that line of questioning ended, Mr. Cole had to field more questions about a former post office engineer, John Moodic, who now is with ITT Canada Ltd. Try Before You Buy OP TO 30-DAY TRIAt ON YOUR DOCTOR'S __RECOMMENDATION (JJjMAICO SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE R1P1.EY OPTICAL 618 3rd Ave. 5. Phono 328-5447 This had nothing to do with ITT getting the contract, said Mr. Coie. ITT had submitted UK best tender and not many Canadian companies produced the equipment. "There was no other choice. They had the equipment we were- looking for." He was aware that somo questions might be asked about the fact that his deputy, J. A. Mack ay, used to be with ITT, he said. In the Commons, Patrick Nowjan Valley) said there may be a conflict of interest in the award of the con- tract. He s u g g c s tc d that acting prime minister Mitchell Sharp confer with Mr. lo clarify froy impression of conflict of in- terest. SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT Mr. Sharp said the fact the contract was awarded after a tender call should provide suffi- cient assurance of no conflict of interest. Tho minister said Mr. Now'an perhaps was trying to create an erroneous impression himself. A DIAMOND JUBILEE PRESENTATION OF THE CALGARY STAMPEDE WORLD CHAMPION COWBOYS CLOSE-UP ACTION Saddle Bareback Bronc Riding Calf Roping Boy's Bull Riding Steer Wrestling Barrel Racing Brahma Bull Riding i Clown Acts the stars of television radio THE A combination of country, folk, pop, contemporary jazz and the blues something for everyone lo enjoy. STAMPEDE QUEEN CONTEST Five beautiful young women competing for tho chance to be Queen and Princesses for Ihe 1972 Diamond Jubilee Year. Crowning of the Queen Saturday evening. STAMPEDE BAND The rousing music of (he Stampede Band highlights each program, from the Spirited Grand Entry to the spectacu- lar finale, Posters will be on sale at each performance. Mr. Nowlan said senior offi- cers of TIT and the post otfico had exchanged positions and re- peated his request for assur- ances of no conflict of interest. There was no further reply from Mr. Sharp. Supply Minister James Rich- ardson also told Walter Dins- dalo that the contract was awarded "on the usual tender basis." J. G. Fultz, director of tho post office's coding and mecha- nization branch, came to the news conference armed with charts and drawings of the new equipment. But lie spent a good deal of his time talking about Mr. Moodie. ,.s...................... DROP OUT NOW TO s "Home of Skylark Campers ond Trailer!