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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Match LETHBRIDQE HERALD-33 Ex-NHL owner goes to jail Scallen appeal fails VANCOUVER (CP) Tom Scallen, majority owner of Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League, was taken to jail Friday after the British Columbia Appeal Court reduced his sentence to two years but unanimously rejected his appeal against the original conviction. Another appeal is planned. Scallen was originally sen- tenced in April, 1973, by Mr. Justice Harry Mckay of B.C. Supreme Court to four years in prison on charges of theft by. conversion of million and issuing a false prospectus. A jury earlier found him guilty of both charges. The three judges hearing the appeal, which is confined under law to strictly legal matters and not evidence, each rejected the defence points presented by Scallen's lawyer, Allan McEachern. Mr. Mceachern had based the appeal largely on alleged errors in the charge to the jury by Mr. Justice Mckay at the conclusion of the lengthy original trial. Mr Justice H A. Maclean, Mr. Justice E. B. Bull and Mr. Justice M. M. Mcfarlane, who heard the appeal, resumed sit- ting again immediately after upholding the verdict to hear appeal against the original io'ur-year sentence. The three judges were again unanimous in agreeing to lower the sentence. Scallen was charged over events which followed an offering to the public of shares in Northwest Sports Enterprises Ltd., the parent company of the Canucks. Scallen is majority share- holder of Medical Investments Corp. of Minneapolis, which in turn holds a majority interest in Northwest Sports. Scallen was charged with making a prospectus dated Nov. 13, 1970, that he knew to be false in a material particular with the intent to induce the public to purchase shares in Northwest Sports The million theft charge arose when Scallen took money raised by Northwest Sports and transferred it to the use of Medicor, using a bank in California owned by Medicor. Scallen sat in court Friday, After conviction TOM SCALLEN HOBBLES OFF TO JAIL ON CRUTCHES C J EQUIPMENT RENTALS 1410 2ri AVI. S..Litttrihi a pair of crutches by his result of a skiing accident late last listened as the three appeal court judges rejected the appeal in judgments totalling 78 pages. Later, during an adjournment while the judges prepared to hear the appeal against the sentence, Scallen hobbled out to a corridor and talked with Lyman Walters, vice-president of Medicor. An RCMP sergeant hovered nearby. After sentence was reduced, the judges discontinued Scal- len's original bail of ironically raised by Jim Patti- son, who now owns Vancouver Blazers of the rival World Hockey Association. Scallen was taken to cells immediately following the reduction in sentence. Mr. McEachern said he will make a further application for bail and plans to ask for leave to appeal the conviction to the Supreme Court of Canada. Although Scallen is still ma- jority shareholder in the Ca- nucks, he is no longer president of the team. That position was taken by Coley Hall of Vancouver following Scallen's original conviction. The upholding of the con- viction was another chapter in the meteoric rise and equally- speedy fall of Scallen, who first appeared on the Vancouver sports scene in 1969 after local businessmen declined to put up the million required by the NHL as an entrance fee into the league. He was almost unknown in the city, a Minneapolis lawyer who began his financial career as the manager for money contributed by a group of doctors in Minnesota. The company was named Medical Investments, and Scallen's financial legerdemain and expertise soon expanded it into the leisure activities field with purchases of Ice Follies, the successful ice skating show, and the Canucks, the NHL team which plays to capacity crowds in every game. But, just as Scallen reached the f'inacle, he tumbled. Local papers carried almost- daily stories of problems in Medicor. For months Scallen scrambled to find loans in order to preserve ownership of the team, first getting the money from the Capozzi family of Vancouver and Kelowna, B.C., then paying back that loan with another loan from the Bank of B.C., which is still outstanding. A payment on that loan is soon due, posing yet an- other problem for Medicor and Scallen. Dairy policy tragedy' OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment-approved dairy policy changes that will add between 12 and 15 cents to the cost of a 38-pound box of powdered skim milk were described as a tragedy Friday by the Con- sumers Association of Canada President Maryon Brechin said in an interview that the to Boards of Governors The Honourable Jr-nes L Foster. Minister of Advanced Education, in- vites nominations for the appointment of persons to serve on boards of governors of Alberta Universities and Public Colleges Appointments are nor- mally for a three year period. The following are the institutions, number of vacancies and the effective dates UNIVERSITIES Athabasca University 6 vacancies (effective July 1. 1974) COLLEGES (all effective July 1. 1974) Grande Prairie Regional College 1 vacancy Gram MacEwan Community College (Edmonton) 2 vacancies Medicine Hat College 2 vacancies Mourn Royal College (Calgary) 2 vacancies Nommalions should be accompanied by penmen? information such as nominee's background, qualifications and home address Nominators should include then address also All nomina- tions will remain confidential nominations s-houW be forwarded no later than April 22, 1974 to DepattnwNrt of Advanced Education Room 601 1116O Jasper Avenue Edmonton. Alberta TSK Oil govern'..ent has simply "m-.de the wrong move" when it opted to increase retail prices for powdered skim milk. The poorest consumers would be hit the hardest by the increases, which will add about million a year to the total retail costs for butter and milk powder. "There is a limit to how far consumers can go in supporting she said. Roland Pigeon, president of. the Dairy Fanners of Canada, however, described the price increases as inadequate. An increase to from in the guaranteed price for manufacturing milk was not enough to keep fanners in production. Mrs. Brechin said she ques- tioned whether dairy farmers were being as efficient as they could be. And she criticized the current practice of importing large quantities of inexpensive butter and selling it for the going domestic price. Under the' policy changes, butter prices will rise six cents a pound to about 83 cents when the alterations take effect Monday. Mrs. Brechin said that con- sumers have a great deal of sympathy for fanners, but that the dairy product price increases appeared to be unwarranted. "They are just what we don't need now." But Mr. Pigeon said con- sumers should have to pay even more. "If they want to drink milk, eat butter, eat cheese... they will have to pay for it." GARDENER The Port Alberni Parks and Recreation Comm- ission requires the services of a fuiiy qualified gardener. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY The incumbant in this position reports directly to the Parks Chargehand and is responsible for all horticultural and landscape planting and design related to the operations of the Parks and Recreation Commission. A limited amount of park planning and design is also involved in this position. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Senior Matriculation supplemented by Uni- versity or Technical education in horticulture, forestry or landscape design plus several years re- lated experience. Applicants holding B.C. Trades Qualification and those with ability and experience in park design and planning will be given priority. REMUNERATION As per C.U.P.E. 1974 rates. Gardener with T.Q. per hour Gardener per hour APPLICATIONS Completed applications detailing qualifications and experience for this position should be submitted to: Lavry R- Pvks Recreation Echo Cwiliv 1601 StrMl Pott AftwrM, B.C. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS a.m. Friday, April There's new champ in nicotine stakes OTTAWA (CP) There's a new champ in the low tar and nicotine stakes. The latest federal health department report on tar and nicotine levels in 73 brands of cigarettes identifies Belmont regular filter as the least contaminated. Belmont topples king size menthol filter Viscount from the throne it held in two previous 1973 test reports. In those earlier reports, the Viscount brand had a tar con- tent of three milligrams per cigarette and a nicotine content of 0.4 milligrams. Inexplicably, it shot up to seven milligrams of tar and 0.7 milligrams of nicotine in the latest report. Belmont, with six milligrams of tar and 0.4 milligrams of nicotine, edged out another Viscount size filter without had six milligrams of tar and 0.6 milligrams of nicotine. CAME LAST Loser in the tar-level stakes was Black Cat regular cork which, as in the last published report in December, had 21 milligrams per cigarette. Export regular plain, Marlboro king size filter, Players plain and Sportsman regular plain were close behind with 20 milligrams per cigarette. The cigarette with the highest nicotine was a Maverick king size filter. A Marlboro king size filter was next with 1.4 milligrams. The report says tar and nicotine contain cancer-producing chemicals. As in the last report, Health Minister Marc Lalonde had this advice for hard-core nicotine addicts: Cut down to less than 10 cigarettes a day, don't smoke butts, don't inhale too much and don't leave your cigarette dangling in your mouth between puffs. Alberta farmers' incomes higher EDMONTON (CP) Alberta fanners' cash income increased 32.3 per cent in 1973 compared with 1972 while at the same time grain deliveries declined 10.1 per cent. The provincial bureau of statistics, in a report released Friday, said farm cash income during 1973 totalled billion compared with million in 1972. Shipments of grain from country elevators during the 1973 calendar year totalled 15.5 million bushels compared with 17.2 million bushels in 1972. The statistical report also showed retail trade during 1973 increased 12.9 per cent to an estimated billion from the billion in 1972. The value of crude and synthetic oil sales during the Jan.-Nov. period last year increased 47.2 per cent to almost billion from billion during the same period of 1972. Production increased 20.9 per cent during the 11- month period of 1973. Alberta's population at Oct. 1 last year was estimated at 1.7 million compared with 1.6 million on the same date in 1972 No-commercial plan begins in September TORONTO (CP) The CBC announced Friday it will begin withdrawing commercials from English and French AM radio services beginning Sept. 1. The elimination of commercials, approved by the CBC board of directors after a recommendation by President Laurent Picard, will completed by March 31, 1975. Exceptions to the no commercial policy will be made for some special programs such as the Metropolitan Opera which is available on a sponsored basis. In areas where the CBC radio station is the only or primary outlet the CBC may accept local advertising as part of its community service. The board's decision will have no effect on the CBC's FM service which has always been without commercials. ETZIKOM HARDWARE 6 LUMBER YARD LIQUIDATION AUCTION SALE ETZIKOM, ALBERTA TERMS: CASH LUNCH SERVED TUESDAY, APRIL a.m. Sharp Ed Mortal. wo MM M HARDWARE Quantity of 18" cultivator shovels; logging chains; electric motors; large section of tools: hammers, saws, wrenches, fork, shovels, rakes. welders supplies, chain hoist, clevis1, etc.; large quantity and selection oh bolts, nuts, washers, nails, spikes and various builders hardware; several outside hydrants; plastic pipe; Garden Master 4 h.p. roto tiller; Garden Master MTD 20" gas lawn mowers; quantity of household utensils and hardware; radios, clocks, etc. LUMBER ft BUILDERS SUPPLIES Quantity of doors and windows; furnace piping, Raybestos chim- ney; dryer vents; barn door tracks; concrete form ties; barb wire; paints and varnishes; building paper; asphalt shingles; quantity of: wall panelling, hard board. fir plywood, finished one side. H stain coat plywood. select sheathing plywood, fir plywood; quantity of Aspenite sheating. STORE AND OFFICE SUPPLIES Hot drink maker; several display racks; paper dispensers; peg board display islands with roll it brackets; paint mixer system; show counters (glass McCaskey credit register (this unit has 150 compartments, a limited storage space and is guaranteed to be fire Toledo calculating scale; Smith Corona cash register and adding machine; Paymaster cheque writer; Rem- mington Standard typewriter; Burroughs adding machine; These two machines are very old but are in excellent working condition and can be used, or may interest collectors. IflB) OOVCnpWOf) OS vO Of OWIOTBWOJ O9 OO1 VOnVl Ofl OOCVI flOW it fnotofy OJMWO ono iii in no CONDUCTED PERLKH BIOS. MRHON MMHET LTD. Box 10S7, 1071415 JOEKHUCH He 010293 Phono SM-fTrt EOTOftSHEN Lie 01246? DC 067454 GIGANTIC EQUIPMENT CTIOH Pirtich Bros. Auction Mirkit Ltd. Loeitod 3 MUM EM! and South of Lothbridgo. FRIDAY. APRIL 5th A.M. SHARP LUNCH AVAILABLE TRUCKS: 1967 GMC series 1973 366 drop engine; short 4 trans, 2 speed axle, tag axle, 25 ton Renn hoist, 18 ft. Westeel grain box, good rubber; Fargo 100 360 V8 engine, automatic trans., positrac rear end, radio (good, clean Chev ton; Chev 3 ton box; Chev 3 ton box (has new IHC 1 ton box and hoist; IHC V? ton. long wheel base, 304 V8 engine, 4 speed transmission, Positrac rear axle. 1956 GMC 9600 Series 6 cyl Renn Hoist and 2 way Beet Box 1965 IHC 1700 Series 18 ft. Grain Box, Tag Axle. 1961 IHC B-100 ton; 1969 Chevrolet ton 292, 6 cyl. engine, 4 speed transmission, 17" wheels; 1963 Chevrolet 3 ton 60 series, 261, 6 cyl. engine, 4 speed transmission, 2 speed axle, 900x20 tires 2-way beet box and hoist; 1962 Dodge 600 14 ft. beet box and hoist; 1950 Chevrolet 3 ton; 1956 Ford F600 14 ft. steel box and racks, hoist. 1972 GMC 6700 Series full tandem, full air, 427 V8 engine, power steering. West Coast mirrors, 18 ft. Westeel grain box, 25 ton Renn hoist taro.____________________________ TRACTORS: R hyd.; Super 35 gas, power steering, front end loader, manure fork, three point hitch, 2 bottom plow, beet plow, disc, one- way Disc Tiller, 3 pt. hitch cult. Case gasoline Tractor New Idea Loader. D Ford Trac- tor Cab, Hyd., 3 pt. Hitch, Selecto transmission. 1_WD 9 IHC tractor; 1967 Case 1030 diesel, 2900 hrs., cab, new tires, new batteries; MF 35 gas tractor, 3 pt. hitch; Case 700 diesel row crop, F11 Farmhand front end loader; 730 John Deere diesel, standard hyd. TILLAGE AND SEEDING EQUIPMENT: 12 ft. grain drills, 1 single draw bar and duplex hitch; ft. Victory blade (3 ft. Graham Hoeme chisel plow; ft. Graham Hoeme chisel plow; Jeffrey chisel plow; 16ft. Surflex; ft. set Noble packers; digger; 2 bottom Plow. John Deere Beet Drill Fer- tilizer attachments and corn plates. ft. Edwards rodweeder; 4 bottom plow, hyd.; ft. Robin chisel plow; Diamond harrows and draw bar; ft. Brillion hand packer; ft. Morris rodweeder, hyd. lift; model B gram mill; No. 52 10 ft. Randem disc; ft. Graham Hoeme chisel plow; ft Morris rodweeder: bottom Case plow ft. John Deere hoe drills, fert. attachments; 20 ft. Krause wing type chisel plow; row No. 70 John Deere unit planter beet drill; 1972 John Deere TWA ft. tandem disc, has 24" cone pans. HAY AND FORAGE EQUIPMENT: mower: stooker; 83 Gehl forage harvester pickup; New Holland bale wagon, stack retriever (late hydraulic loader with hay fork; No. 34 SP 12 ft. swather hay conditioner and pickup. HARVESTING EQUIPMENT: Row Kirchner beet harvester; row top saver; 2 row Kirchner beet harvester; beet topping unit; satile pull type combine Chrysler; 6 cylinder pick up; No. 9 baler; No. 34 16 ft. SP swather: digger; savers; 90 special combine; 780 18 ft. John Deere SP swather. too condition. MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT: gallon pressure water tank; grain auger motor; grain auger; mixer. FEEDLOT AND LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: 3 pt. hitch Post Driver. Hole Auger. Quantity of railroad ties; quantity of corral poles; several thousand board ft. of lumber; 1200 pressure treated fence posts, various sizes. ______________ RECREATION EQUIPMENT: camper for ton truck; ft. over-truck camper 3-way fridge, furnace, stove, pressure system and 3-way lights. 24 ft. Empress motor home on Dodge chassis 440 V8 engine, automatic trans- mission, power steering, power brakes, unit is self contained. Has power plant, air conditioner, hot and cold water pressure system, shovel, 50 gallon sewage holding tank, 3 way refrigerator, gas stove, TV antenna, stereo unit, radio, sleeps 8 people.__________________________ TRAILERS: wheel horse trailer; wheel trailer flat deck; ft. Gooseneck triple axle trailer, hydraulic tilt deck, stock racks, electric brakes; ft. Kendon drop deck trailer. FUEL TANKS: gallon fuel tanks. IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT: D8800 Caterpillar diesel power unit 6x5 pump, trailer, trailer. POTATO EQUIPMENT: model Lockwood potato seed cutter; ft. Lockwood potato boxes; ft. bulk potato van unloading belt, new electric motor. Special one owner consignment GMC 3 ton Renn hoist, steel box. fold down stock racks, 5 speed trans., 2 speed axle power stearing. like new condition original 1550 Cockshutt gas tractor 1050 hours, power stearing, new idea front end loader, allied cab; TD-5 IHC crawler heavy duty loader; Deere No. 112 lawn and garden tractor hydraulic lift mower and roto-tiller; buster hay and grain chopper 20' auger: 170 cu. ft. Little Auggie feed wagon electronic scale; hydraulic chute (like Ferguson No. 12 baler; Holland No. 1030 bale wagon; Deere PTO 6 ft. rotary mower; ft. CC11 sprayer: ft. bale elevator: ft. CC11 rotary harrows: ft Mayrath loader B S engine: ft. Mayrath loader 3 hp. electric 220 motor and cords; 1- ft. cult, rod weeder attachment; ft. Kirchner ditcher; of airoplane axles with 14 ply tires: scaffolds. Vorf tfm mMe. arHcloi Plan M oartjr, iMjorttf Itol SPECIAL transmission. powor lock difforrontisl John 401 M.IBMOI drtto. gMNBi and in no way a or g WoWHoT fho awcJionosr or Ins ownot onj ot IfWpBofl. any otTOfS In tfoscNpfion For TONY VIMOINIU.O 345-4211 SALE CONDUCTED POBJCH BROS. Hiam MARKET LTD. Box 1057, Phont Company UCOTM 0714W JOEPCftUCH Lie 010293 lie EDTOftSHCft Uc 012467 Bov Wand. Mbortt TOWWWUCH tic 010292 ;