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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 15, THE UTHBRIDGt HERALD 23 t u, Of BIRTH and Dean are pleased to announce the arrival of Anthony Michael, bom May 9, 1973 in St. Michael's General Hospital. Thanks to the doctor and staff. Insured. 2331 DEATHS GOLDIE Saturday, May 1978, after taogthy ill- ness, Edith, beloved wife of Mr: James S. Goldie, 834 Royal S. W.f Calgary. Also sur- viving are two sisters, Mrs. W. S. (Madge) Mctaies, Cal- gary and Mrs. G. W. (Matrj- orie) Bailey in England. Born in England, Mrs. Goldie lived at Lethbridge for many years prior to moving to Vancouver in IM2 and raided in Calgary since January, 1972. Services at JACQUES Funeral Home, Tuesday May 15ft, Rev. C. L. Straight officiated, interment, Queen's Park Ceme- tery. 2565A LAMB H. Russell passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, May 14, 1973 at the age of 77 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Doris Lamb of 1827 13th Ave. N. Mr. Lamb was born in Petersburg, Indiana, December 2nd, 1895 and came to Canada in 1916. He fanned in the Ma- grath district until 1954 when h eretired due to ill health. Mr. Lamb was an active member of the Jehovah's Witnesses un- til the time of his death, hav- ing served in all capacities with- in the organization. He leaves to moisrn his loving wife, Doris; ixvo daughters. Mrs. Myrel (Barbara) Clark of Calgary, Mrs. James (Marjorie) Fife of Calgary; one sister, Edna Adel- ea of Payette, Idaho; one broth- er Herscbel of Wednell, Idaho; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral ser- vices will be held Wednesday, May 16, 1973 at p.m. in the Christensen Chapel, with Mr. Dean Freddy officiating. In- terment will follow in the Ma- grath Cemetery. CHRISTEN- SEN SALMON FUNERAL HOME LTD., Directors of Fu- neral Service. C9386 KOENTGES Joseph of Cal- gary and formerly of Blair- more, passed away in the Pin- cber Creek Hospital on Sunday, May S3, 1973, at age 87 years. He was born in Oagree, Liege, Belgium on December 29, 1885. He came to Canada in 1910, in Joggins Mines, Nova Scotia and in 1917 came to Bel- levue and worked in the Belle- vue and Blairmrare coal mines. He later built and operated the Blairmcre Motel and on retir- ing moved to Calgary, where he resided tor 12 juars. After the death of his loving wife Louisa Marie in Calgary on September 6, 1969, he returned to Balrmore, where he resided far fcur years. Besides his lov- ing wife, he was also prede- ceased by one son William on July 1st, 1971 in Calgary. Sur- vivors include one son Henry 01 Blairmore; three grandchil- dren and fcur great-grandchil- dren. Funeral services will be held in FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 540 16th Ave. N. W., Calgary on Wednesday, May 16 at p.m., with Rev. Father Dennis Fleming officiating. In- tannent will follow in the fam- ily plot, Queen's Park Ceme- tery, Calgary. In lieu of flow- ers, donations will bs gratefiiUy accepted by the Ladies Auxil- iary, care of St. Vincent's Hos- pital, Pincher Creek. C938D DEATHS HARTLEY Harvey H. passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, May 14, 1973 at the age of 77 years, beloved hus- band of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hartley of Stirling. Mr. Hart- ley was born in Pleasant Green, Utah October and came to Canada with his parents set- tling in the Stirling district, for a time he mined with his father in the foremost district. Later he purchased a farm north of Stirling which he operated un- til his retirement in 1964. He had continued to live in Stirl- ing until the time of his passing. He was married to Mary Eliza- betih Cler, June 18, 1930 in the Alberta Temple, Cardston. He loved horses and farmed for many years with horses before purchasing his first tractor in 1940. He leaves to mourn his passing, besides his loving wife Mary Elizabeth, two daughters, Mrs. Heber (Thelma) Perrett Of Stirling and Mrs. Thayne (Evelyn) Sillito of Fernie, B.C.; one son, Douglas of Leth- bridge; eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Stirling L.D.S Chapel Wednesday, May 16, 1973 at p.m., with Bishop Win. L. Hogenson officiating. Interment will follow in the Stirling Ceme- tery. Friends may meet the family and pay their respects from p.m. until prior to the service in the Church. CHRISTENSEN SALMON FU- NERAL HOME LTD., Directors of Funeral Service. C9385 QUALLY Monday, May 14, 1973 Mrs. Jessie Edith Qually, aged 81 years, Claresholm, wid- ow of late Arvil Qually. Mrs. Qually is survived by four daugh- tsrs, Mrs. L. (Gladys) Shear- er, darasbolm, Mrs. M. (Max- iene) Murphy, Transquille, B.C., Mrs. F. (Dorothy) Mogen- sss, Peaticton, B.C. and Mrs. B. (Faye) Brown, Claresholm; a sea, Wayne, London. Ontar- io; also by 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her hus- band in 1946 and by three sis- ters and two brothers. Bern at Mapletan, North Dakota, U.S.A. she came to Canada hi 1913 to Winnipeg Man., and to Clares- holm in 1915, where she resid- ed since. Mrs. Qually was a member of Foothills Rebekah Lodge No. 105, Order of East- ern Star and daresholm United Church. Services at Claresholm United Church Wednesday p.m., with Rev. Richard Han- sen officiating. Inter- ment, Claresholm Cemetery. If (ksired, donations may be made to the Claresholm United Church Organ Fund. LEY- DSN'S FUNERAL H 0 M ES LTD., Claresholm Branch, Dir- ectors of Services. C9381 NUMMI Passed away sud- denly in the city on Sunday, May 13, 1973, Richard Andrew Nummi at the age of 18 years, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. William Nummi of 1123 llth St. South. Born and raised in Leth- bridge, Richard was a student at the Lethbridge Collegiate In- stitute at the time of his pass- ing. He was an active Counselor of the Lethbridge Fish and Game Junior Forest Wardens and on the Executive of Leth- bridge General Radio Service Club. Besides his parents he is survived by tv.o sisters, Wendy- Ann and Janice and two broth- ers, Brian and Darrell, all at home and by hia grandparents, Mrs. Ann! Nummi of Leth- bridge and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Atkinson of High River, Al- berta. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Martin Bros. MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 703 13th St. N., with Mr. J. R. Chapman officiating. Interment will follow in Moun- tain View Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects at Mar- tin Bros. MEMORIAL CHAPEL 703 13th St. N: phone 328-2361. MARTIN BROS. LTD., Direct- ors of the Funeral Service. C9384 FUNERALS BRAVE ROCK Funeral service for Ernest Brave Rock Blood Indian Reserve residen who died in the Blood Hospital Friday, May 4, 1973, at the age of 76 years, was held at a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 1973, in St. Paul's Anglican Church Blood reserve, with Rev. A. Me C u a i g officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Allan, Fred Gerald, Harvey and Kenneth Tailfeithers and Bill Singer Active pallbearers were Leslie Tailfeathers, Frank Eagtetail feathers, Jr., Lucius an( Melvin Wadswortb, Cliff ore Manyheads and Everett Bruised Head. Interment was in St. Paul's Cemetery. Eden's Funeral Home Ltd., Fort Mac leod, Directors of Funeral Ser vice, was in charge of the ar rangements. SLIWORSKI Funeral ser vice for Mrs. Pauline Sliworski beloved mother of Mrs. A (Anne) Earners who died al Pincher Creek Saturday, May 1973, at the age of 79 years was held at a.m. Wednes day, May 9, 1973, in St. Mi chael's Roman Catholic Church Pincher Creek, with Rev. Mar- tin Hagel officiating. Pallbear- ers were David, Harry and Randy Earners, Roy Melton Art Prozny and Gary Visser Interment was in the Burns- land Cemetery, Calgary. Inter- ment service was conducted by Rev. Michael Fyk. Eden's Fu- neral Home Ltd., Pincher Creek, Directors of Funeral Service, was in charge of the arrangements. EAKETT Funeral ser vice for Roy Eakett, beloved husband of the late Sarah Mar garet Eakefct who died at Card ston Tuesday, May 8, 1973, a the age of 82 years, was held at p.m. Friday, May 11, 1973 in the Leavitt Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat ter-day Saints with Bishop Chester Walburger officiating Pallbearers were Kendon Brian, Danny and Bernard Eafcett, Don Wannop and Tho- mas Cahoon. Interment was in the Leavitt Cemetery. Christen sen Salmon Funeral Home Ltd. Directors of Funeral Service was in charge of the arrange- ments. UrfV, 1V1 vn KOEPKE away suddenly in Picture Butte on May 13, 1973, Mr. Leonard Irvine Koepke at the age of 51 years, of Picture Butte, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Beryle Marie Koepks. BcL-n ar.d raised in the Picture Butte area, the late Mr. Koepke worked in the Picture Butte Post Office until his re- tirement in 1969. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He was a member of the Ca- nadian Legion. He is survived by two daughters Mrs. G. L. (Donna) Schafer of Calgary, Mrs. G. R. (Janice) Svenson of Taber; six grandchildren: two sisters, Mrs. M. (Mae) Nelson of Lethbridge, Mrs. R. (lola) Ostrum of Pictre Butte. The fu- neral service will be held on Wednesday at l p.m. in Martin Bros. MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 703 13th St. N.: with Rev. Dr. R. W. K. Elliott officiating. In- terment will follow in the fam- ily plet, Archmount Memorial Gardens MARTIN BROS. LTD., Directors of the Funeral Ser- vice. C9382 DAVIS Passed away sudden- lv in the city on Sunday, May 13, 1973, John Scott Davis, at the age of 17 years, beloved son of Mrs. Margaret Davis of 1809 2nd Avenue N. end the late Mr. Kenneth John Davis. The fu- neral service will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Martin Bros. MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 703 13th St N., with Rev. T. W. Roycroft officiating Interment will foUwin Mountain View Cemetery. MARTIN BROS. LTD., Directors of the Funeral Service. C9384 MILDEST MARCH QUEBEC (CP) March, 1973, was the mildest March on oi'u sir.ce 1958 in the Quebec region, says the Quebec Afr- monthly meteorological report. Average temperature ror the month was 30.3 degrees Total snowfall this winter was 149.7 inches, down from 153.4 inches in 1372. CARD OF THANKS LABBETT I wish to thank the doctors of the Haig Clinic, nurses and staff of the St. Mich- pel's First East Wing and friends and relatives for lovely cards, flowers, and visits during my stay in the hospital. Ida Labbett. 2530 IN MEMOR1AMS NOWOTNY In loving mem- ory of Florence, a dear mother, grandmother and friend who passed away May 15, 1971. All toe love you gave us In happy bygone years, The comfort of your presence, In days of joy and tears. Each sacrifice you had to make Along the path you trod, Is remembered by those who loved you As you rest in peace with God. remembered by Dan, Lorraine and family, and Myrtle. 2483-15 BALAZS In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, Nick Balazs, who passed away May Somewhere beyond the sun- set, where loveliness never dies, He dwells in a beautiful gar- den 'neath ths blue and gold cf the skies, We whs. have known and loved him, whose parting brought great pain, Will treasure his memory for- ever, until we meet again. remembered by his wife, Lydia and family. 2484 JANKOWIAK In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, John, who passed away May 15, 1971. Beautiful thoughts of one so dear, Treasured forever with love sincere, Deep in our hearts your memory is kept, We loved you too deeply to ever forget. remembered and sadly missed by his wife, sons Edward, Frank and Richard and families. 2485 Explosion victims beyond recognition TORONTO (CP) Firemen say a northwest wind may have prevented further catastrophe from e-jolosions Monday which literally blew up a chemical plant, leaving at least one per- son dead, three missing and 15 injured. A spokesman for the fire de- partment said there was no wind when the first blast rocked Ashland Oil Canada Ltd. "But the wind came from the northwest after that and blew flames and everyf-hing else into an open area away from the residential and industrial said the spokesman. "Thank God for that.' Police and firemen sifting through the ruins of the chem- ical plant feared that the blasts were so severe the victims may never be recognizable. The known dead man is Ashland employee John Hersca, 23, of Toronto. The first a giant kettle used to mix off about 1 p.m. Before firemen were able to control the fire, drums of paint, oils, solvents and gasoline went off like fire- crackers. Cause of the initial explosion was not known. A pillar of black-grey smoke shot almost a mile in the air and drifted lazily over the top part of the city. As police evac- uated about 60 families and all industrial workers in the area. The explosions knocked out windows all around the seven- acre plant and blistered paint on buildings a half-mile away. Damage was estimated to be "several million dollars' by a company official. FELL OVER BODY Maurice Martin, a foreman at the plant, discovered Mr. Her- sca's body. Mr. Martin and an assistant, working in a room near where the kettle explodel, were knocked down and when they ran out through the fire, he stumbled across the broken body of Mr. Hersca, a United States citizen. "I didn't know !t was a body at he said. "It just lookel like rags. He was blown right out of the building and I covered him up with a rain- coat." A police spokesman said the kettle that blew up blasted pieces of shrapnel more than 000 feet away. "You can just imagine what happened if anyone was work- ing close to it." James Gardner, a reactor op- erator who was not on duty at the time of the explosion, said the kettle which blew up would have been Filled with a mixture of oils and sol- vents and other flammable sub- stances, all heated to 400 or 600 degrees and under pressure. The plant, which makes re- sins and other Ingredients for paints and coating materials, normally employs about 60. About 40 employees were said to have been in the building at the time. Armando Van- derminetto, 40, was one of them. "I was working on a scaffold- ing about 40 feet he ex- plained in his bed at North- western General Hospital where he was being comforted by his 14-year-old daughter Mara. "When the first explosion happened, I did not know what it was. "I thought it was the end of the world." A flying brick knocked him to the ground and he suffered bro- ken ribs. Den Nix, an employee at a nearby provincial government office, said the blast moved doors about 12 inches. "It was like a roll of thunder. It shook the whole building and dust fell from the ceiling." Two hours after the explosion, reporters in helicopter and light planes said they could see flashes through the smoke as more tanks blew up. William Whelan, vice-presi- dent of the company, which is SO par cent owned by Ashland Oil Inc. of Ashland, Ky.; said he did not know what started the fire but he added that damage could run into dollars.'1 "several million Conflict of interest legislation still planned OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment still intends to bring ir legislation laying down rules fo members of Parliament, in eluding senators, dealing wit, conflict of interest, Prims Min istcr Trudeau said Monday Such a measure was forecast a the January opening of Parlia ment. He told Opposition Lead Robert Stanfield m the Com moiis that rules also will be made public for the guidance o senior government officials anc cabinet appaintees. At the same tune the govern ment was asked by New Demo- cratic Leader David Lewis t check into reports that ens or two members of the Canadian transport commission had heli shares in Bell Canada, contrary to law. The commission recently granted Bell per mission to raise its rates. Outside the House Mr. Lewis named Anne Carver and Lava Fortier as the commissioners in question. However, a commis sion spokesman denied that ei- :her commissioner owns Bel stock. Mrs. Carver said in an inter- view that while she owned 33 shares in Bell when she was ap- pointed to the commission in February, 1972, she sold than mmediately She had bsen named to the eleeomnurilcatiors committee if the commission end said, would have been very stupid if had kept the stack A commission spokesman said Mr. Fcitier, appointed vhen the commission was es- tablished in 1957, later inherited some Bell stock. Like Mrs. Carver, he sold them right away, said the spokesman. A section of the Tratis- xxrtation Act prohibits commis- sioners from holding stock in any enterprise controlled or su- pervised by the commission. There also was renewed ques- tioning in the Commons about a "ontract former finance minis- ar E. J. Benson allegedly gave while in office to his former ac- ting firm in Kingston, Ont. He now is head of the CTC. Patrick Nowlan olis Valley) asked Mr. Tudeau to make public evi- ence that Mr. Benson had no residual or beneficial interest the firm." He referred to evidence Mr. Sales tax in Ontario up 2 per cent TORONTO (CP) Ontario's ales tax officially was raised o seven per cent from five per cent Monday nigl.it after a long and stormy legislature debate. The controversial increase, which merchants have been col- lecting for two weeks, was the subject of an unrelenting as- sault by both the opposition par- ties. Third reading passed by a vote of 55 to 32, with all Liberal and New Democratic parties opposing the bill. Opposition critics have termed the tax in- crease illegal because of its ret- roactive aspects. Trudeau said is in his posses- sion clearing Mir. Benson of any suggestion of conflict of inter- est. Mr. Trudeau also said the ap- pointment of the Kingston audit- ing firm, was made by order-in- council, alone. not by Mr. Benson He also corrected a statement he made last Friday when he said Mir. Benson severed ties with the firm when he was elected to Parliament. In fact, said Mr. Trudeau, Mr. Benson cut the ties when he was made a cabinet minister in 1954, two i years later. Banks raise interest rates TORONTO (CP) Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Toronto Dominion Bank fol- lowed the Royal Bank of Can- ada Monday in announcing an increase in their prime lending rates ao seven per cent from 6% per cent, effective Wednesday. Other major banks said they were studying the increases, ex- pected aiftor the Bank of Can- ada raised its bank rate Friday by one-half of one per cent to 5% per cent. The Commerce also an- nounced it was not increasing the rate on loans of up to for small busi- ness, farming and fishing enter- prises. The Royal Bank also held the line for such loans. Toronto Dominion said its rate to small business borrow- ers will be increased one-quar- ter of one per cent to 6% per cent for loans of or less. Effective June 1, the Royal and Commerca banks will in- crease interest paid on non- cheqiring savings accounts to 4% per cent from Toronto Dominion will increase this rate to five per ceat from The three banks said they were not increasing interest rates on personal consumer loans, which remain at about 12 per cent. Toronto Dominion said rate on home mortage loans will stay unchanged. Allen Lambert, chairman of Torcata Dominion, said the in- crease in the savings to :ive per cent would bring it into ine with market rates and en- courage savings in Canada. Rates of interest paid on term deposits could be increased, some possibly immediately, to meet market pressures. He said the lending rate in- creases go part way toward lift- ing rates in Canada into line with those in other countries. They have lagged for more than a year behind interest rates in most industrialized countries. However, Mr. Lambert said :he bank will continue to give reference to the credit needs of small bonxwers to accom- modate the monetary policy of the central bank for continuing expansion of the Canadian econ- omy. J. P. R. Wadsworth, presi- dent and chief executive officer of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, said the changes re- flect contuined upward pressure on short-term interest rates fcbe Bank of Canada's rate in- crease. He also said it is fche bank's policy to assist in the growth of small business enterprises and the needs of farmers and fish- ermen. Bank of Montreal- increased its prime lending rate Friday, several hours before the Bank of Canada announcement. Its rale moved to 6% per cent from It s the first bank to put a dual-rate system into effect, keeping the rate foe leans of or less. 'Conditions deplorable' OTTAWA A British Colum- bia MP called in the House of Commons Monday for govern- ment action to end the "deplor- able conditions" at the B.C. Penitentiary. John Reynolds Richmpnd-Delta) who toured institution last week, charged that there was a stab- bing at the penitentiary last Wednesday which was not re- ported and that the institution is one of several across Canada which have become training grounds few escapes and crimi- nal activities. His statements came while opposition HP's flayed the mi- nority Liberal government over the number of escapes from federal correctional centres, the latest incident being the flight of five the mur- derer of two the maximum-security Correctional Development Centre in Laval, Que. Alberta Hotel Association Is pleased to announce its SCHOLARSHIP PLAN For the Academic Year 1973 -1974 91 Scholarships Values or S700 ELIGIBILITY: These Scholarships are offered to students academi- cally qualified for entrance at any faculty of a University in the Province of Alberta or any College affiliated with such universities. Further Scholarships are available to Students taking Drama, Sing- ing, Choral, Piano, Band and Orchestral Instruments, Oral French or Painting at the Banff School of Fine Arts or in a Food Training Course at S.A.I.T. and N.A.I.T., or in a course in Hotel and Restaurant Management at S.A.I.T. ALL ALBERTA HOTEL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS ARE LIMITED TO PERMANENT RESIDENTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA, who are entering first year studies, and are based on academic attainment and financial need. The Deadline for Applications is July 16th 1973 FOR APPLICATIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION; SEE YOUR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ;