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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta DON'T LAUGH! NOW IS THE TIME TO FOR YOUR 1973 CHRISMAS HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY REGISTER NOW AND DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL PHONE-328-320] The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, March 14, 1973 JJAGES 17 to 32 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall lelhbrfdge. Alberta Phone (403) 326-7411 CURRENT STORE HOURS: to Man., Wed. and Thun. to Claud Saturdays Lamb processing plant to be owned by producers Repairs in order Repairs are in order for this impressive piece of farm machinery spotted by Herald photographer Rick Erv'in on the front lawn of a city hcme Tuesday. The pint-sized operator was no where around. Tuesday's skiff must have discouraged the front-yard farmer. TEACHERS' STRIKE Volunteers staff some schools By HERB LEGG Herald Slaff Writer Only a few schools in South- ern Alberta remain open today as a strike by rural teach- ers is in its third day. Volunteer staff has been recruited by trustees at Brooks, Taber, the County of Newell and Pincher Creek lo man libraries and gymnasiums in local high schools. Russ Purdy, of the County of Lethbridge, representing strik- ing teachers on their bargain- ing committee, said a close watch is being kept 'on all com- munities with open facilities. Sir. Purdy said the Alberta Teachers' Association is ready to take legal action if any cer- tified person is admitted to schools for teaching purposes, Striking teachers are protest- Ing salary offers from the South- ern Alberta School Authorities Association. They are seeking .a 7.5 per cent wage hike for 1973 plus trustee 'contributions to the Alberta Health Plan and Blue Cross. Trustees have suggested a 16-month' contract, a 6.2 per cent salary boost for 1973 and trustee payments to the Teach- ers' Disability Fund. The offer was rejected by teachers late_ Sunday night and the education work halt began at a.m. Monday. Teach- ers have been without a eon- tract since September of last year. Eighteen school divisions are affected by the strike, as are elementary and second- ary school students. Bargaining, -which had been cancelled since Sunday night, is expected to resume at 2 p.m. today in Lethbridge. Negotiators for bolh striking teachers and rural trustees asked to continue talks to- day by Labor JBnister Bert Hohol. Spokesmen said this morning no new proposals, other than those already rejected, are planned for presentation at this afternoon's session. Only one division, at Taber, has sent public surveys to tax- payers seeking comment cm the current dispute. In a prepared statement, issu- ed by Taber School Division No. 0, trustees say: "Several interested- people have called or written to ex- press an opinion regarding the teacher strike. "Opinions to date state the conciliation award (6.2 per cent for 1973) was sufficiently gen- erous and boards should not permit teacher's salary in- creases in excess of the rise iu cost of living. All elementary and junior high' schools in tho Taber area are closed today. All senior high schools are open today and supervision is being pro- vided for students who wish to study. Senior schools at Taber will be open during the strike from 9 a.m. to p.m. weekdays. "If there is a sufficient num- ber of requests for supervised study for junior high or elemen- tary students, provision will also be made for this service. "Any expansion of supervis- ory services will be announced at a later trustees said. By HIC SWIHAKT Herald Stalf Writer Alberta will definitely be the location of an producer- owned lamb slaughter and pro- cessing plant making this prov- ince the sheep industry leader in Western Canada. Shares were put up for sale for the first time Tuesday night for Lamb Processors Co-op Ltd. The idea behind the co-opera- tive is to maximize returns to sheep producers in Western Canada by slaughtering, pro- cessing and marketing sheep and lambs and the byproducts. Ray Turner, lamb marketing co-ordinator for the Alberta Sheep and Wool Commission, told The Herald Tuesday night the processing plant will be built to provide a market for Western Canadian lamb prod- ucts processed in the Alberta plant. He said it is an opportunity for sheep producers to help themselves by having a say in the operation, marketing and pricing of their product. Through the co-operative company, expected to employ 30 persons, it is hoped the wide- ly fluctuating and generally low returns to producers will he halted. By stabilizing the supply and markets for West- ern Canadian lamb products the entire industry will be able to expand, providing producers with a more adequate return on investment. The initial objective of the plant is to slaughter 60.00C lambs per year. Sir. Turnei said the annual capacity of thi plant would be at least MEAT SHORTAGE He said the market potentia for Western Canadian sheep mid lamb is unlimited due t ART DIETRICH DENTURE ClINIC DENTAl MECHANIC Schwot'z BWg. 222 5th St. S. Phono 323.4095 City rejects rural students I INCOME TAX INDIVIDUAL, FARM, and BUSINESS RETURNS MILO DOUGLAS 917 27 Street 'A' M. Ph. 328-0330, 328-1705 I By HEtlB LEGG licralcl Staff Writer Students forced out of schools in rural Alberta by striking teachers aren't wanted in the Lclhbridge public system, ac- cording to a resolution approv- ed Tuesday by city trustees. Public superintendent Dr. 0. P. Larson p.aid his office has been receiving requests since March 9 from rural par- ents seeking to have their chil- dren transferred to Lethbridge schools for the duration of the strike. Southern Alberta rural edu- cators walked off the job Mon- 12-HOUR SALE-THURS. ONLY 95 PAIRS Of LEViS WHITE FLARES U.S. made, perma.press, sizes 28 and 29 only. ReB- 12-95...................... NOW ON1Y 150 PAIRS OF LEVIS CORDS U.S. made, brown or maroon. Sizes 26, 27, 28. Reg. 12.95......................NOW ONLY 12 PAIR ONLY LEVIS COSSACK PANTS U.S. made. Regular 19.95 NOW ONLY 2.49 6.49 308 5th STREET S. PHONE 328-4726 day to protest over wage offers made by the Southern Alberta Ichcol Authorities Association. Trustees and teachers involv- ed in the dispute say the three- day-old strike could last a t least two weeks. Dr. Larson told city trustees admittance of rural students to Lethbridge schools could have implications." He said the Separate School Division also has requests for rural student transfers. Catholic trustees meet to- night and are expected to make a decision on the rural problem at that lime. "There could be legal impli- cations we don't know about. The Alberta Schools Act states a parent of a pupil may apply lo the board of a district in which he is not a resident for admission of his child as pupil lo a school controlled by the board. "Where there is sufficient ac- commodation in a school and if a parent agrees to pay the fees authorized by tho Act the board shall admit the pupil to its school. WEAR A GREEN CARNATION ST. PATRICK'S DAY Marc'h 17lh SHAMROCK PLANTS From 750 'll's the Wearin O' the Green' MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Phone 327-1515 Those sections ircbably did not of the Act foresee ad- nitting students from strike- ound Dr. Larson told rustees. Trustee Doug Card said the ward would be unfair to both' ural teachers and rural board numbers if Lethbridge became nvolved in the dispute by ac- cepting country students. Dr. Larson would not specify how -many requests he has re- ceived. He did say the number would be more than a dozen. "If legally they could enter, believe we should lake Trustee Reg Turner said. Trustee Dorothy Beckel cau- ioned board members to con- sider carefully any policy fa- voring rural acceptance: "If we took them in, we'd be ad- mitting we were over staffed in this she said. A motion that trustees refuse applications from rural par- ents, tor their children, was ap- proved unanimously by the board. "If parenls want to challenge ilie board, they can do that. If they want to make a legal case out of it, the strike will be over by the time they're Dr. Larson said. Information director Gordon Colledgc, of the Lethbridgc Community College, said cam- pus officials have received numerous requests for rural student transfer, 'Mr. Cclledge said LCC will not admit rural students to high school programs for the same reasons as given by Leth- bridge public trustees. the world shortage of red meal The amount of product whic could btj marketed through th co-operative plant is limitec only by the advertising budge he said. "We could sell in the next tw years the entire sheep popula tion that could be produced the next five he said. "Because of this demand, th lamb product from the plan will go to the market payin the most money. This will mea more money to the membe producers." The plant will handle an rr.als from Alberta, Saskatch ewan and northern British Ck lunibia. Once in production, a the returns to the producer in crease, an annual 25 per cen increase in the sheep populi tion can be expected. An added incentive for th sheep producer will be the e: fra money he will derive fro: the byproducts which will b controlled by the plant. Gordon Wells, livestock s pervisor in charge of sheep fi the Alberta Department Agriculture, said the series meetings, which began in Lett bridge Tuesday, is a call f producer interest. producers want ecp industry tlien they have get off their backsides and he said. "If they don't ant a sheep industry then ey should get out of it al- gefher." The interest in the venture in riilral a n d northern Alberta as been tremendous, he said. lore have been 15 towns from .educ to Calgary which have aced requests before the Al- erta Sheep and Wool Comirnis- on to have the plant establish- d. From Southern Alberta, only individuals have made requests that the plant be located in their town. "It will be established where the most interest is said Mr. Wells. Mr. Turner added that plant location will also be deter- mined by where the sheep pop- ulation is now and where it can be expected to be in the future. Southern Alberta is currently tha centre of sheep raising for Western Canada. The series of meetings was to. continue in Southern Alber- ta today. The Cardston meet- ing was held at p.m. wilh' producers in the Pincher Creek area to meet in the municipal district building at Thursday, the p.m. meet- ing will be held in the Med- icine Hat Provincial Building with the p.m. meeting in the Taber Admin.istration Building. Friday the meeting will move to Brooks. Similar meetings will then bo held in central and northern Alberta, northern British Co- lumbia and Saskatchewan. Cox gets 3-year term for wounding wife By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer A 12. person jury Tuesday ound Sheldon William Cox, 31, Park Lake, not guilty of he attempted murder of his ormer wife, but guilty of .-ounding her with intent to ause harm. After reading of the verdict, cached after an hour and a lalf of deliberation, Mr. Justice J. Cullen, of the Alberta Su- preme Court, sentenced Cox to hree years in jail, commenting hat while he was considering Cox's clean he also had o show, the public that the courts are aware the "fright- ening increase of violence." ''The sentence must show the ndignation of the public, and he penalty imposed must deter others. It's not a matter of re- rirnition or Mr. Justice Cullcn said. The three year jail term will be appealed by the Crown, prosecutor Vaughan Hartigan said today. As the sentence was pro- nounced, several people in the crowded public gallery begar :o cry, with attempts to muffle .he sobs generally unsuccess- ful. Throughout this emotional outburst, Cox stood, quietly [coking at the floor. Earlier in the day, he hac !aken the stand to testify, on his own behalf, on what hap pened in the early morning ol Dec. 24 at the Coaldale home of his then-estranged wife Henka Cox. In her testimony Monday Mrs. Cox had said that Cox hac come into her home, struck her on the head with the butt of his .22 calibre revolver, hit her in the face with his fist, and then when she had run outside threatened to shoot her if she didn't come back inside. On the stand, Cox contradict ed much of her evidence, say ing that he had corns to tin house, wliich he was prohibit ed from doing by a restraining order, to commit suicide. "Christmas was coming up, had no children, no wife. I was feeling pretty h said. He said that he got into' the house through the milk chute, when confronted by his wile, told her: "It seems like you've been having everyone else here, I thought I'd come Cox had been hostess oo." Mrs. hat evening to a small athering oj friends and rela- -ves. He told the court, that when firs. Cox ran towards the front ioor, he ran and grabbed her fld she fell down and struck ler head. She struggled free and ran at which point Cox ex- ilicitly denied threatening to ilioot iX she didn't return. COX RAN Once inside tte house again, ox found his eldest daughter lad called the police. He ran or the door and his wife grab- Jed him, he said. He testified he then told Mrs. Cox that he would shoot him- self, as that is what she had wanted all along. "I pulled tiie gun .out, Henka lit my arm, and there was a shot. I just kept ha old the court. Cox then said that as he was running away, he asked him- self, "what the hell have done." Under a relentless cross-ex- amination by crown prosecutor Vaughan Hartigan, Cox main- iained that the gun remained in his belt until he pulled it out just before the shots were fired Going over the shooting inci dent again, Cox said, with his voice breaking, that as he was putting the gun to his head, 1 went off, "and I just kept shoot ing." BLUFF When Jfr. Hartigan suggest ed that the suicide testimons was just "a big Cox said if you knew what I wen through in the past couplo of BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Avc. S. Open Thurs., Fri. till 9 p.m. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Cental Bldg. Phono 327-6565 SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd S. THURSDAY, MARCH 15th SALE STARTS P.M. 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GOOSE-NECK TANDEM TRAILER 7x15 flatbed, brakes. lights, sliding asle. HONDA J25 MOTORBIKE 2 WHEEL TRAILER WITH FLATBED Many more items too numerous to mention. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN tit. 41 Lie. 45 a the pressure I was un- .er In his closing remarks to the ury, defence counsel Blaine Tiacker said that before they could bring a conviction on the attempted murder charge, "it must be proved, beyond a rea- bnable doubt, that Sheldon Cox had' formed a deliberate nlention to murder his vafe." He said intent must be proved, beyond a reasonable loubt, by the crown. Mr. Hartigan, in his summation, asked the jury to consider the fact that Cox had jroken into the house, in viola- ion of a court order, and that he came armed with a loaded revolver. He also pointed out that Cox had emptied the gun during the shooting. "What other conclu- sion can be drawn but that he intended to murder his ho said. Charging the jury, Mr. Jus- Ice Cullcn commented that if ttiey could not find an intent to murder, but an intent to wound, then they should find him guilty of the lesser charge. Whi ch they did. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB0 MEDICAl DENTAL BIDS. Lower Level PHONE 327-2852 SHOP Hovrs BARGAIN COUNTER Many Items at Price! Call China 327-S767 DOWNTOWN r Only the finest Quality Brand Name Shoes are Featured at Camm's "Patchwork" by Empress Tlie newest arrival for Spring. This lovely dressy sling comes in tri-tone beige, or black kid under glass. AAA, AA, and B widlhs, In sizes to 10, Air Step wllS ihe built- in comfort ieatures. REMEMBER! Camm's feature Boys' Shoes Sizes 4 to 7 in Burgun- dy and Black, just fafg brother's. Open Thurs. wid fri. until n Mat python and black lizard. 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