Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 - THI1ITHMID0I NIRAID - Wednesday, March SI, 1971 Australia cuts Vietnam force CANBERRA (Reuter) - Australia will withdraw about 1,000 men from South Vietnam in four to six months from next May, Prime Minister William McMahon announced today. The reductions will be spread over the three services, leaving a force in Vietnam of about 6,000 men compared wilh a peak of 8,000 in 1968-70. McMahon said that all the re- maining forces, including the two-battalion task force' in Phuoc Tuy province, would retain "an effective operation capability." "The tasks of our forces will continue to change as the Vietnamese territorial forces accept increased responsibility," h e told the House of Representatives. ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS in the fine new Anglo Distributors Store By KING ELECTRIC (LETHBRIDGE) LTD. 1230 3rd Avenue N. Phone 327-4785 We wish to extend our very Best Wishes for Every Success We extend our hearty CONGRATULATIONS to ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS On the Grand Opening of their fine new store. It Was Our Pleasure To Install The Heating And Air Conditioning FREEL SHEET METAL LTD. 405A - 4th Street S. Phone 327*2713 We take pleasure in extending BEST WISHES to ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS on their Grand Opening "SUCCESS" in the FUTURE PHILLIPS Painting & Decorating 1243 - 8th Avenue $., Lethbridge Phone 327-6444 We wish to add our hearty CONGRATULATIONS To ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS On the Opening of their fine new modernistic store. It Wat Our Pleasure To Install THE PLUMBING CITY PLUMBING Shop located At 408 - 13th Street N. Phone 328-1341 We extend Sincere BEST WISHES to ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS For every success in their fine new store. NEIL JONATHAN Industrial Design. 1035 - 17A Street N.E., CALGARY Phone 276-2878 NEW PREMISES - Owner Louis Kohn o f Anglo Distributors of goods in the company's new and enlarg ed premises1 on 6th leod's building. Anglo will open its doors in the new premises story on page 19. stands among a display St. S., the former Mac-Thursday morning. See Sleuth computer hard to beat Cheaters caught OTTAWA (CP) - For anyone wondering about the facts behind those television commercials warning Canadians not to cheat on unemployment insurance applications, Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey had some statistics Tuesday. During the period between the beginning of April, 1970, and the end of February, 1971, the Unemployment Insurance Commission's sleuth computer investigated 262,851 claims. As a result, the minister told the Commons labor committee, 73,482 persons were disqualified from receiving benefits, and penalties were assessed to 27,561 of them. They had to pay back $811,113. Some faired worse- 1,780 of the 1,851 cases taken to court resulted in convictions and fines totalling $213,280. Eighteen of the convicted received jail sentences, and 20 got suspended sentences. Mr. Mackasey said the publicity campaign warning against trying to cheat has "paid dividends" by preventing a lot of abuses. In the equivalent 11-month period the previous year there had been 2,154 cases taken to court, with 2,005 convictions and 41 jail sentences. The minister said cases where beneficiaries get more money than they deserve is "rather small" compared to the total amount paid out. Stanley Knowles (NDP-Winnipeg North Centre) said he was more worried about commission officials being "over-zealous" in cutting off benefits. The minister said it didn't take the commission long to check on an over-zealous employee and explain that his role is not primarily that of a policeman. Alberta, doctor cleared MELFORT, Sask (CP) - Dr. Walter Konik, 32, of Edmonton was found not guilty here on seven charges of attempting to defraud the Saskatchewan Medical Care Commission. He. was charged after an investigation of his accounting practices pertaining to 23 families in nearby Zenon Park area. The charges specifically related to seven of the fam- They covered the period between January, 1966 and June, 1969 when Konik was resident physician at Zenon Park. JUDGE CRITICAL Judge J. H, Maher of Humboldt said in his decision, the Crown had not satisfied him to the required degree of moral certainty that Dr. Konik tried to defraud the commission. But he was critical of the doctor's accounting pract i c e s and failure to conduct his affairs properly despite warnings from the Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Saskatchewan Medical Care Commission. Judge Maher said "had it not been for his counsel's well prepared defence, the verdict might have been different." Maximum sentence on the charges would have been five years. Committee will hear reporters EDMONTON (CP) - Two reporters will testify before the Alberta legislature's committee on elections and privileges which will investigate the propriety of a cabinet minister tabling the confidential welfare records of a trapper, Noel McKay. The records were tabled in the House by Health Minister James Henderson and the action drew a motion of censure from the opposition. A counter - charge of censure was laid against Opposition Leader Peter Lougheed for allegedly misrepresenting Mr. McKay's credentials, and this also will be investigated by the committee. Bob Bell of Edmonton Journal and Neale Moffat of the CBC will appear before the committee when it opens hearings April 7. They accompanied Mr. Lougheed on a visit to the Athabasca delta when the opposition leader first met the trapper. Mr. McKay has petitioned the government to remedy hard ships ca|sed in part, he said. ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS On the Grand Opening of their fine new store - We extend Our Best Wishes GENERAL CONTRACTOR DORIGATTI CONSTRUCTION LTD. 255 72th STREET N PHONE 327-498 T by construction of the Bennett Dam in British Columbia. Municipal Affairs Minister Fred Colborne, one of 21 Social Credit representatives on the 25 - member committee, won approval to have the committee study a transcript of a CBC broadcast involving Mr. McKay. Mr. Colborne said questions posed by the CBC interviewer "conveyed false information." Also testifying will be Premier Harry Strom, Mr. Henderson and Ray Speaker, human resources minister. Pope announces new cardinal OTTAWA (CP) - Most Rev. Philip Francisc Pocock will succeed James C. Cardinal Mc-Guigan as Roman Catholic archbishop of Toronto, the apostolic nunciature announced here. The announcement said Pope Paul VI had decided to relieve Cardinal McGuigan of his duties because of prolonged illness. The apostolic nunciature also announced acceptance of a resignation offered because of the iS health of Most Rev. Maxime Tessier, bishop of Timmins, Ont. Bishop Tessier will be replaced by Most Rev. Jacques Landriault, now bishop of Hearst, Ont. Bishop Landriault will serve as apostolic administrator of Hearst as well in his new position. Archbishop Pocock, 64; is one of five children of a London, Ont., shoe merchant. After a brilliant academic record, he became professor of moral theology and canon law at St. Pe ter's Seminary in London, Ont. 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