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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta If p MikiiiwrHWB w Dateline Alberta Games director resigns EDMONTON Hal Pawson announced his resignation Thursday as executive director of the Commonwealth Games Foundation and said he will return to his former position of director of city public relations. Foundation chairman. Aid. Alex said he accepted the resignation with great reluctance but he understands the position has become too administrative for Mr. Pawson whose forte is public relations. Mr. who has worked for the Games since was named full-time executive director in after Edmonton was successful in its bid to host the Commonwealth Games. Alcohol centre planned FORT McMURRAY The Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission is looking for land to build an alcohol detoxification centre Jerry the commission's representative in Fort McMurray said Thursday Mr. Parker said more funds will have to be made available for the centre because the commission's current budget has already been spent. Residents in the area now have to travel to Edmonton for treatment. Alderman offered cash EDMONTON Aid. Alex Fallow says a land developer recently offered him cash for favors he did. The developer claimed the money was in payment for favors he and his business associates received in city council from the in connection with a land Mr. Fallow said in an interview. Aid. Fallow denied he did the developers any favors. He said he refused the money. The offer was made on Jan. 12 and he reported it to he said. This touched off an investigation in which Mayor Ivor Dent and every alderman was interviewed by police. No action was taken. Cities should team up CALGARY Edmonton and Calgary should team up for their common their mayors said Thursday. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce invited Edmonton Mayor Ivor Dent to the city Thursday and got two speeches for the price of one when Calgary Mayor Rod Sykes got up and supported Mayor Dent's proposal that the two cities end their traditional competition a place in the sun for everyone in Mayor Dent told the luncheon. But with Alberta rapidly becoming centre of the in the provincial and federal governments have their own plans for the future of Edmonton and the Edmonton mayor said. better be prepared to fight back. We have to'speak with one voice or go out GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 50 33 .26 Pincher Creek... 42 34 .38 Medicine Hat 54 32 Edmonton 54 33 Grande Prairie 54 30 Banff.......... 47 32 .06 Calgary......... 47 32 .06 Victoria 55 38 .07 Penticton....... 60 43 Prince George 61 37 Kamloops....... 61 44 .12 Vancouver...... 54 39 Saskatoon....... 49 33 Regina........51 25 Winnipeg 54 28 .09 Toronto.....-.... 56 42 2.25 Ottawa......... 59 47 .01 Montreal .....61 50 Quebec......... 62 44 St. John's....... 54 38 Halifax......... 74 45 Charlottetown 69 39 Fredericton..... 70 42 Chicago 80 53 1.09 Minneapolis..... 72 41 Los Angeles..... 68 58 Las Vegas...... 87 62 Honolulu........ 85 66 Athens 72 59 Rome 68 54 Lethbridge Medicine Hat Regions Mainly sunny. One or two afternoon showers or thunder showers in most localities. Highs 50 to 55. Cloudy with afternoon and evening showers or thundershowers. Lows near 35. Highs near 50. Calgary Region Today and Cloudy periods. One or two afternoon showers or thundershowers in most localities both today and Saturday. Highs near 50. Lows 30 to 35. Columbia Today and Mostly cloudy with a few showers or isolated thundershowers. A few clear periods overnight. Continuing cool. Highs today and in the 50s. Lows mid 30s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Rain or snow showers developing this afternoon. Rain or snow most sections tonight and Saturday. Continued cool. Highs both days mostly 40s. Lows tonight 25 to 35. West of Continental Divide Increasing cloudiness with rain or snow showers by afternoon continuing tonight and Saturday. Continued cool. Highs both says mostly 40s. Lows tonight 30s. Sioux and Ritt Hog feeders Many sizes Sioux Round Ritt in line Four to twelve Hole-Feeders available Hog Waterers both heated and unheated available now at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 Ports of Times in Mountain Daylight Time opening and closing Carway 7 a.m. to 10 Chief Mountain Coutts open 24 Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 Kingsgate open 24 Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mortgage money scarce everywhere OTTAWA Growing uncertainty about the mortgage money market is creating confusion in housing across the country. A survey by The Canadian Press this week indicates mortgage money is scarce everywhere as mortgage lenders and investors cautiously watch mortgage rates. Some lenders say the which have climbed to 11 and 12 per show no signs of peaking. Opinions differ about how the mortgage problem is affecting house prices. Some real estate experts say prices are levelling off in high priced markets such as Toronto and Vancouver. Yet builders question this view. In some such as Edmonton and the general view is that prices are continuing upward. In such as Fredericton and realtors say higher mortgage rates are dampening sales. One agent said this may force more people to rely on apartment driving up rents. One Ottawa lender said a current shortage of mortgage funds for new construction may create another housing shortage when mortgage rates ease next year. Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford and Ernest president of the Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada say they are conducting separate surveys to find out what the mortgage lending situation is across Canada. Mr. Basford has promised he will make an announcement soon about mortgages. This would include proposals to mortgage lenders to reduce down-payment for low-and medium priced housing a suggestion mentioned in the recent tederal budget. Down payment levels now range up to about 40 per cent of the total house price. Mr. Assly uid bis organization is checking with HUDAC members in Canada before approaching the government next week on the mortgage situation. The housing picture started changing rapidly in some cities about a month ago when the Bank of Canada increased its lending rate to per cent from per cent. The lending rate also was increased another half a percentage point last weekend to per cent. Mortgage and other interest rates charged by chartered banks also have been reflecting the increased cost to the chartered banks of borrowing from the Bank of Canada. Other mortgage lenders have followed suit. Until recent house prices were rising steadily de- spite climbing mortgage rates. Ontario Housing Minister Sidney Handleman and Maurice president of the Toronto Real Estate both said last week Toronto house prices have stabilized. the real estate board issued figures this week showing that Toronto prices in the first part of May rose 6.3 per cent over April. Mr. Park said this was mainly due to sales of expensive homes where buyers can easily get mortgage money. Mr. Assaly said he doubts Mr. Handleman can back up statements that Ontario house prices will decline by the end of June. Real estate agents in Ottawa and Toronto report sharp in- creases in listings and slower sales. Vancouver real estate agent Hugh Clee says housing prices are levelling off in that another tight housing market. This may be due to a greater supply of housing for he said. Climbing mortgage rates seem to be hitting some smaller cities hard. Fredericton and Charlottetown realtors say sales are being affected and prices soon may come down. Johan president of the Montreal Real Estate said higher mortgage rates in that city have the market a bit and slowed an increase in house Houses are selling more slowly than in recent months partly because owners were unwilling to recognize that the market is changing. But real estate agents in other cities like Sas- Halifax and St. see no immediate impact on house sales. They agree it still is a seller's market in their cities because supply is low and demand high some expect house prices to moderate within two or three months because of higher mortgage rates. A Royal Trust spokesman in Ottawa said one reason for the decline in mortgage funds is that investors are putting their money in short-term deposits rather than mortgages. Short- term deposits currently yielded higher interest rates than mortgage he said. Elevators workers off VANCOUVER Ten employees of the Alberta Wheat Pool were given layoff notices Thursday in what a grainworkers union official charged is the start of a lockout campaign by five elevator companies. is just the said union business agent Henry Kancs. will be more layoffs. No matter what they call they're trying to lock us out. They anticipate the grain will run out and when everybody is laid we'll have a Mr. Kancs said the layoff effective at midnight Tuesday won't panic the union into at least not immediately. The grainworkers are in a deadlock with five Vancouver grain elevators over acceptance of a contract settlement worked out by federal conciliation commissioner Neil Perry. The union voted to accept but the companies rejected the recommendations. Mr. Kancs said the Alberta Wheat Pool has already given orders to its elevators on the Prairies not to load any more grain for the west coast. REPEAT PATTERN the same pattern as two years when the union accepted the report and the companies rejected he said. were laid off and William spokesman for the repeated his statement that they have no intention of locking anybody out. The reason given for the layoff notices was input of dockage grain into the Mr. Mead said damp grain was being kept out of the shipping system from the Prairies as a safeguard against possible strike action by the union. The union claimed Wednesday that elevators in Alberta and Saskatchewan had been ordered not to ship any more grain to but Mr. Mead said the precautionary withholding applies only to damp grain. The five companies involved in the dispute are the Saskatchewan and Alberta wheat the United Grain Growers Pacific Elevators and -Burrard a local firm. LAWRENCEGANGUR of Mr. and Mrs. George Gangur of Leth- graduated recent- ly from the University of with an honors degree in chemical engineering Mr Gangur is presently employed as develop- ment engineer with Du- pont of Canada at Shaw- migan. P.O. White' revolt foreseen Wins lawsuit Constance a 130-pound who was refused a Detroit police job on educational was one of the three women who won fed- eral court order requiring that equal numbers of male and female officers be hired. Zambia British priest Rev. Adrian Hastings says there is a real likelihood of a unilateral declaration of independence by white settlers in Mozambique south of the Limpopo River. Father who last year accused Portugal of mas- sacres in foresaw the possibility of a divided with the north controlled by Africans and the south by whites. The in Zambia as a consultant to the third assembly of the All-Africa Conference of told reporters such a situation -would be like North and South a In such a case war would be- gin in Mozambique after the Portuguese just as in it started after the French pulled he said. KEEP IN TOUCH Many office and factory workers in Central Europe customarily shake the hands of all fellow employees daily both on arriving for the job and departing for home. DR. ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER is pleased to announce the relocation of his office for Medical Practice at 414-13th St. North Lethbridge Phone 328-0263 Alberta bird will be chosen EDMONTON Students in Alberta schools will be asked to choose an official bird for the province. The Federation Alberta taking nominations from member has drawn up a list of eight birds and is distributing ballots in schools and the provincial museum and archives in Edmonton. Those marking ballots will be able to choose from the mountain -red- winged black black capped western great horned prairie gray jay and black billed magpie. A provincial government spokesman said official status for the bird chosen would have to come through an amendment to the Alberta emblems act and its use as an emblem would be limited. Fan banned for two years OTTAWA A football fan who hit another fan with an empty whisky bottle has been banned from attending football games here for two years and from entering drinking establishments for one. have to learn to attend football games in another spirit than just going on a drinking Judge J. P. Beaulne told Douglas of Ottawa. 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