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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, March 15, THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD tf Marching in style High-stepping cadets from a Caracas military academy salute the newly-inaugurated President Carlos Andres Perez as they pass in review at the inaugural parade in Caracas, Venezuela. Dateline Alberta Ticket loophole plugged Trucking firms win permission for Sunday runs CALGARY (CP) The traffic ticket loophole that saved a number of city drivers from hefty fines in mid-Jan- uary has been plugged. Two provincial court judges threw several RCMP speeding ticket, charges out of court after a city lawyer successfully argued the charges were "duplicitous. But in a supreme court ruling yesterday, Mr. Justice M. E. Shannon upheld a crown prosecutor's appeal claiming that the charges were not duplicitous: RCMP had re-laid all the charges pending the supreme court verdict and now can proceed as usual. Judges Fred Thurgood and John Harvie dismissed a number of speeding charges after Calgary lawyer Sandy Park argued that the RCMP actually charge a motorist under two separate sections of the Highway. Traffic Act on the same offence. Section 95 (1) of the act states that no person shall drive faster than the maximum shown by road signs. damage, fine EDMONTON (CP) A truck driver involved in an accident which resulted in an estimated damage was fined for failing to stop at a railway crossing. Richard Dyck, of Duck Lake. Sask., received the fine for an Oct. 11 accident that caused the derailment of three diesel engines and five cars of CN's super continental passenger train, Mr. Dyck was hauling a load of gravel when the lead engine of the train struck the truck's trailer just behind the cab. Highway work planned EDMONTON (CP) The entire remaining stretch of the Alberta portion of the MacKenzie Highway will not be paved this summer, Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne told the legislature. Mr. Copithorne estimated that 25 miles of the 118-mile unpaved area from High Level to the Northwest Territories border would be paved. He told Ed Benoit (SC Highwood) that completion of the paving commands a "very high priority" with the government. Tears flow in court CALGARY (CP) A 34- year-old woman broke down in tears in provincial court Thursday after pleading guilty to the armed robbery of from a local Bank of Montreal. Muriel Jeanette Leclair was remanded to March 19 pending a medical examination to determine the seriousness of the heroin withdrawal she allegedly was undergoing at the time of the incident. (HOMES! It's All Here Now! WE UNDERSTAND Buying a new mobile home is an important family decision. And it ought to be fun. PREMIER HOMES keep the fun in it, because PREMIER understands. Visit a PREMIER HOMES housing coun- sellor. He'll give you the honest help you need, and in lots of ways. You select your new home. PREMIER TAKES OVER FROM THERE. Your new home delivered, all set up, you move in and no extra cost to you. And PREMIER doesn't forget you after the purchase. Each new mobile home warranJeed for a full year of service you can count on. It's easy to buy from PREMIER, and you can buy with confidence. BE SURE TO VISIT PREMIER FIRST, it will pay you well. PREMIER HOMES LTD. IMvifiity tire tff Acms ITM PIT 3 fiilf Cwm OTTAWA (CP) Two Winnipeg trucking firms have won permission to operate long-haul services on Sunday to points in Ontario and Quebec a decision which might have a broad impact on the trucking industry. The Canadian transport commission ruled in a split decision Thursday that Reimer Express lines and Imperial Roadways should be allowed to operate on Sundays between- Winnipeg and Montreal. Commissioner Ray March, who wrote the majority deci- sion, said denial of_the appli- cations could have condemned the long-distance on-the-road trucking industry to "at best an uncertain future and at worst an early demise.'' He was supported by commissioner A.P- Campbell. But commissioner Laval Fortier said the two trucking firms did not present evidence to support their case that a prohibition on Sunday driving would cause undue delay. The main evidence was about the convenience of Sunday trucking to shippers and their customers but this did not meet the requirements of the Lord's Day Act, Mr. Fortier said. Two other trucking com- panies, Alltrans Express Ltd. of North Burnaby, B.C. and Kwikasair Ltd. of Dorval, Que.. have also applied for permission to operate long- distance trucking on Sunday. Sources close to the trucking industry said last fall that a commission decision favorable to Reimer and Imperial could lead to a flood of applications for long- distance trucking rights on Sunday. The applications were op- posed by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and other groups, including the Ontario government. The CAA contended in a brief to the commission that highways are already more heavily travelled on Sunday than any other day and suggested additional trucking would create safety hazards. TEST CASE The Reimer and Imperial applications were the first heard by the commission since a Supreme Court decision last year which restricted trucking com- panies to seeking exemption from the Lord's Day Act under the "undue delay" provisions. .Mr. March said the evidence showed that Reimer and Imperial would have to withdraw eventually from long-haul over-the-road operations if they were not allowed to operate on Sunday. The trucking firms would have to rely on the piggyback service provided by the rail- ways, their main competitors. Mr. March said delivery by piggyback services between Winnipeg and Toronto would take an average of one day longer than by direct truck. The commissioner said the two applicants have been operating on Sunday for years in good faith. Sources say that adminis- tration of the Lord's Day Act has toughened in Ontario since an accident near Barrie, Ont, about a year ago involving a truck and leading to 12 deaths. The act is a federal law but is administered by the provincial governments. 32M242 OLSEN, HAYS LINKED WITH CATTLE OTTAWA (CP) Have Harry Hays and Bud Olsen, both .former agriculture ministers, been allowed to buy exotic cattle because they are Liberals or simply because they are good cattlemen? Alberta Conservative Stan Schumacher (Palliser) alleged the former Thursday, telling the Commons agriculture committee that the whole system of importing exotic cattle is "chock full of politics and patronage." Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan disagreed. "If anyone has ideas on how to run the thing fairer. I'd like to know them. "Just because a person's a Liberal doesn't mean he can get an exotic cow or bull." Mr. Schumacher raised what became a hilarious topic during committee discussion of UK department's spending estimates. He quoted from a list naming those who had received permits to import selected breeds of cattle not normally raised in the country. Imports of so-called exotic breeds are sharply limited to about 960 a year, well below the number requested by people in- terested in developing new strains domestically. Deputy agriculture minister Syd Williams said applications for imports are studied by a committee that has no idea who the applicants are. The requests are graded, and applications with the highest scores are allowed to import between one and four animals. Norval Homer said after the meeting, however, that a number of applications are approved simply because they are better prepared than others. The best cattlemen did not always receive favorable consideration. Mr, Schumacher said that the time bad come to "clean the whole mess up." Imports should be allotted by lottery, and checks should be made to ensure that importers didn't resell animals at huge profits immediately after receiving them. He said Mr. Olsen had an application to import a German Fleckvieh approved shortly after his return to farming fol- lowing defeat in the October. 1972. federal election. Senator Hays had imported 12 exotic animals since 3966 Mr. Whelan defended the two, saying both had made major contributions to the cattle industry over the years. 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