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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Woman moves into house Barbara her and about half-dozen friends help her fix up a deserted house in Toronto Tuesday. Mrs. O'Handley came across the house by accident and when she discovered that nobody apparently held she moved in. She also found it rent tax free and free of such encumbrances as an owner. Situat- ed in the west-end Parkdale the semi-detached house had been vacant and ownerless for years until Mrs. O'Handley and her seven-year-old daughter moved in recently. last title was registered in the name of John and Agnes and they died in Aid. Edward Negridge said Tuesday. Mrs. O'Handley said she learned that Mrs. Pirrie's sister lived in the house after and died in 1968. Since then the house remained empty. city council is trying to track down the ownership and who should pay for repairs. But Mrs. O'Handley's appear to be fairly solid. order for someone to heave her they have to prove Aid. Negridge said. Lawyer tells AHC inquiry of splitting EDMONTON A city lawyer told a public inquiry Tuesday his decision to split a commission with a high official of the Alberta Housing Corp. came to him at breakfast with his wife one morning. Lawyer Ed Achtem said a feeling of great gratitude overcame him and he thought he would be prepared to share his commission with Bob Orysuik at the time executive director of the housing corporation. By Mr. hired by Mr. Orysiuk as a had assembled 11 parcels of land for the Mills Woods housing project on the outskirts of town. Mr. Achtem testified that at the time he was taking tranquillizers administered by his wife because his overriding concern to do a good job put him under much strain. His he did not think that splitting the fee was proper. But he said the legal counsel he sought was of the opposite opinion. STUDY ALLEGATIONS The called by the Alberta government to examine allegations of wrongdoings in the housing resumed hearings Tuesday under Mr. Justice J. M. Cairns of the appellate division of the Alberta Supreme Court. When the inquiry opened two weeks it was told Mr. Achtem and Mr. Orysiuk split the five-per-cent commission paid to Mr. Achtem by the housing corporation for his part in the land assembly project On commission counsel Roderick McLennan asked time after time what was so special about Mr. Orysiuk's assistance in the land assembly operation that deserved the my Mr. Orysiuk's assistance was very Mr. Achtem replied. advised me on general He was also available at any early in the or Baby bonus England A big laundry in this Surrey town is planning a staffed by a nurse and so young mothers can bring their babies to thereby overcoming staff shortages. Sears Save Cosy 3-pc. group goes to great lengths to accommodate a Seats 6. Sleeps 4. And comes dressed for company in a nubbly tweed. 3 days only. 239 98 Reg. An inviting arrangement And a comfortable reminder that old-fashioned hospitality is here to stay1 Ideal for the spare den or cottage sofas open in a wink to beds Coil spring construction in seats and back ensures solid day and night Sturdily constructed of Birch and ply- wood with a warm Salem Maple finish And covered in carefree Honey or Tangerine olefin- viscose blend tweed. Complete with square Maple finish table. Set up a corner with Colonial flair. And ex- tend some old-fashioned this is Sears best value Available Iron coast to coast in Canada through all Simpsons-Sears stores and selected catalogue sales this very special offer is the smcerest effort Simpsons-Sears can make to bring you merchandise that combines fine quality with the lowest possible price Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you get furniture's frast guarantee satisfaction or morwy rtfuncfed Store Hours. Open daily from 9-30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m Thurs and Fri 9.30 a.m. to 9-00 p m rsntre Villaae Mall. Telephone 328-9231 late at night. the Achtems and the lived close enabling Mr. Achtem to drive over to the Orysiuk house on short notice. he have held your hand during the Mr. Justice Cairns commented at one point. At another the judge suggested' '.'You were hired to do a yet you go back to the person who hired you for advice on TOLD LAWYER When Mr. Achtem related how he had sought legal advice prior to splitting his commission with Mr. Mr. Justice Cairns asked whether he told his lawyer about the Mill Woods deal. Mr. Achtem said. you were told not to disclose it to Mr. Justice Cairns said. Mr. Achtem replied. pretty hard to believe what 'you are talking about Mr. Justice Cairns said. Mr. Achtem told the inquiry there was nothing wrong with the commission sharing nothing had been prearranged. was my contract. I therefore could make such an He looked upon this arrangement as a binding not as a gift. Much of Mr. Achtem's testimony was given under the protection of the Canada and Alberta evidence acts. Accepts applause Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau stands quietly under a poster of himself as he accepts the applause of the Liberal nomination meeting in the Town of Mount Tuesday. Trudeau was nomi- nated by acclamation. City prices rise except in Quebec OTTAWA A gain of 1.3 per cent in the inflation rate for consumer prices in Thunder Bay during April was the highest of 14 cities checked by Statistics Canada. The best price performance was in Quebec where there was a gam of only four- tenths of one per cent in the consumer price index last month. food index rose in all jt two Montreal and Quebec City. Housing and clothing indexes were higher everywhere. Following are price changes by city during April for all goods and for the major com- ponents of the consumer price housing and cloth- ing. Prices are up from March unless indicated. St. Nfld.. All items food housing clothing 1.8. All items food housing clothing 1.5. Saint All items 1 food housing clothing .7. Quebec All items food down housing clothing .6. All items food down housing clothing .8. All items food housing clothing one All items food housing clothing .8. Thunder Bay All items 1 food housing clothing 1.1. All items food housing clothing .4. All items food housing clothing 1.6. All items food housing clothing 1.7. All items food housing clothing 1.1. Among the St. John's had the largest yearly gain in comparing April this year with 1973 The survey indicates an April-to-April index rise for all cities of about nine per although Statistics Canada said this is probably low because of a change in weighting. Beginning in consumer spending patterns were based on sur- veys made in 1967 and 1969 while previous price indexes were based on surveys made in 1957 and 1964. April-to-April St. 12.5 per Halifax Saint John Quebec City Montreal Ottawa Toronto Thunder Bay Winnipeg Saskatoon-Regina Edmonton-Calgary ;