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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March THE LETHBRIDQE HEMLD 11 Dateline Alberta Werry lawsuit settled CALGARY (CP) The widow of the late Len Werry, former Alberta telephones and utilities minister, and the CNA Assurance Company 'have reached an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit. Eleanor M. Werry filed statements of claim in Alberta Supreme Court Feb. 18 alleging that Mr. Werry's estate was eligible for two group insurance policies on the minister's life. She claimed CNA wrongfully refused to pay the claims. Terms of the settlement were kept confidential, but a CNA spokesman sai'd Friday the agreement was "a fair one." Mr. Werry was killed in a car accident near Hinton, Alta. last February. Doctor denies claim EDMONTON (CP) Dr. David Antonenko has disclaimed any responsibility for damages being sought by a convicted heroin trafficker who alleges the Edmonton doctor performed a rectal examination and operation on him without his consent. Russell Richard Reynen, now serving an eight-year prison term, said in a statement of claim filed in Alberta Supreme Court that he was taken to hospital and operated on after being arrested last June. Later that month, a court was told that he had two condoms containing 25 capsules of heroin in his rectum. project set GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) Procter and Gamble Cellulose Ltd. Friday announced a 10-year, recreation project which will encompass 320 acres around Spring Lake 50 miles northwest of here. The project will include a fully equipped picnic area, an improved beach area, foot paths and nature trails. The money will come from interest paid on country road debentures the company purchased in 1971. Tax case remanded EDMONTON (CP) Lawrence Messier, a director of two Edmonton companies, was remanded to March 20 after he pleaded not guilty in provincial court Friday to a charge of evading taxes on in income. Mr. Messier also faces five charges of failing to report additional income for the tax years 1965 through' 1969 and joint tax-evasion charges with Mez Investments Ltd. and Aristocrat Holdings Ltd., the companies of which he is a director. Accident victim dies EDMONTON (CP) Garry Rutberg, 24, of Grande Prairie, overcome by poisonous hydrogen sulphide gas when an acid line ruptured at a Grande Prairie cellulose mill Tuesday, died in University Hospital Friday. Common sense people wear HARDLITE LENSES The Common Sense Lens In some localities hard resin protective lenses are Law! Why? They're shatterproof. They're only half the weight of ordinary lenses. They're backed by a warranty against eye injury. They're available in YOUR prescription. So who needs a law? OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO, 7th ST S I ETHBRIDG Prince at party Prince Charles talks with Hollywood producer Hal Wallis at San Diego re- ception as the future king of England began weeklong visit aboard his training ship. At left is Wallis' wife, actress Martha Hyer, with Andrew Franklin, British consul in Los Angeles, in background. Two oil conferences may ease global freeze Living costs higher in eastern centres OTTAWA (CP) Costs of recreation, education and reading are highest in Montreal and lowest in Charlottetown, Statistics Canada's latest report com- paring living costs across Can- ada showed Friday. The report, based on December prices, said Montreal residents paid three per cent more than the national average for recreation, education and reading, and Charlottetown residents paid eight-per-cent less than the nationwide average. Halifax and Ottawa costs were equal with the national average. Thus, with average prices equalling 100, for every. paid by residents of Halifax and Ottawa for recreation, reading and education, Montreal residents paid and Charlottetown residents paid 92 cents. Costs in Edmonton were six per cent below the national average; St. John's Winnipeg and Regina four per cent less, St. John (N.B.) three per cent less and Vancouver two per cent less. Toronto costs were one per cent higher than the average. The report is one of a new series showing different living costs levels in 11 cities across the nation. Statistics Canada's regular monthly reports on living costs show only the amount of increase each month in the nation and in regional cities, not the difference in price levels from city to city. The new series previously gave comparative costs of transportation, health- personal care and tobacco- alcohol. Recreation, education and reading account for an esti- mated six per cent of typical family living costs, trans- portation 15 per cent, health- personal care five per cent and alcohol-tobacco six per cent, for a total of 32 per cent of typical living costs. The 'new series will compare housing, clothing and food costs in later reports. In updating figures on trans- portation, the new report said St. John's costs were highest in December at eight per cent above the national average and Winnipeg's lowest at nine per cent below the average. Montreal was six per cent higher than the national average, Saint John five per cent, Halifax two per cent, Ottawa and Charlottetown four per cent higher and Toronto even with the average Regina was seven per cent below the average, Edmonton six per cent and Vancouver two per cent lower VIENNA (Reuter) Two conferences that may bring an easing of the global squeeze on oil prices and supplies will be held here this weekend by sen- ior ministers of oil-producing countries. The ministers from the 12- member Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will meet today to set prices for a three- month period beginning April 1 OPEC sources said the ministers are almost certain to freeze prices at existing record levels. The ministers will be given details of a survey showing that further price increases would be economically justified. The price-freeze is expected to be a political rather than a financial decision. On Sunday, ministers of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) are to resume a discussion begun in Tripoli Wednesday on the relaxation of a five-month Arab oil embargo against the United States and the Nether- lands. OPEC and OAPEC have overlapping memberships. Informed reports from the Middle East suggested the Arab states have agreed in principle to lift the embargo against the U.S. but not against the Netherlands. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have pressed for the embargo against the U.S. to be lifted as a reward for State Secretary Henry Kissinger's efforts to- wards military disengagement in the Middle East Libya and Syria were re- ported opposed to a lifting of the embargo, with Algeria fa- voring a compromise that would end the ban for two months. The Arab conference on em- bargo policy was shifted here because OPEC's headquarters is in Austrian capital, and because seven Arab produc- Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab to both organizations. Bahrain, Egypt and Syria also belong to OAPEC, which has its headquarters in Kuwait Iraq and Syria are expected to boycott the Arab conference on the embargo. The price issue concerns only OPEC. Today's meeting of ministers will be attended' by the entire OPEC membership, which includes Ecuador, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria and Venezuela, as well as the seven Arab countries belonging to both organizations. Most countries will be represented by oil ministers. OPEC countries supply 85 per cent of the crude oil imported by Western, countries. Do Not Miss It! Tim Lelhbridge Folk Arts Council" and The University of Lethbridge International Folk Dance, Music, Song Festival and International Exhibition Tomorrow, Sunday, March 17 iSee Our Big Color Ad On Pago 19 Today's Herald Midwest Excavating AND Equipment SPECIAL Rentals Ltd. on STOCK PONDS and FARM DUGOUTS Commercial Excavations FAST EFFICIENT CLEANING AND CONSTRUCTION OF: PHONE 327-3101 Rear236A12CST.N. Lethbridge Alberta Dugouts -Drainage Ditches Canals FREE ESTIMATES Contract or Hourly CAPETOL FURNITURE and CARPETS OUR PRICES ARE OUR SELECTION IS OurPtodgctoyou to 00 Om tn and CARPETS Don't Miss UNITED MOTORS 'Greatest Show on Wheels' MMVItflN EXNItmON PAVILION ;