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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THE LE1HBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, November I, 1972 WELLHEAD LOWERED The world's firsl- wellhead chamber, being built at Lockheed Pelroleum Services lid., in Vancouver, is lowered from drilling rig offshore Louis- ianna into 375 feet of water. The chamber, which mea- sures 30 feet high and 10 feet in diameter, remains on the well during its production life and provides a dry en- vironment in which workmen assemble and maintain wellhead components. "Western roundup B.C. minister decries strikes VANCOUVER (CP) Pro- vincial Labor Minister Bill King told the 17lh annual British Col- umbia Federation of Labor convention that he "decried" the frequency with which Etikes occur in B.C. "Do not destroy the unique opportunity we have to make he said. "Among the many problems that face you a hostile political climate is not one of them. I acknowledge your right to with- hold labor, but I decry the fre- quency with which it is used." Mr. King said he was not sug- gesting that strikes be elimin- ated completely, but "we cer- tainly need more harmony in the province." Innovation and experimenta- tion is needed, he told the 600 delegates. If new approaches were unworkable, if they im- posed hardships on workers or employers, "you won't be sad- dled with the changes. We have a government that is flexible." WANTED MAN ARRESTED ESTEVAN, Sask. (CP) Phil McRae, 28, of Estevan, wanted in Edmonton on two charges of rape, was arrested here at his father's home. Police said McRac was out on bail on another charge of rape in Saksatchewan. He was to be returned to Edmonton. The charges originating in Al- berta involved the rape of a 22- year-old woman who was struck on the head with a bottle as she entered he- apartment and of another woman who was picked up by a man while hitch hiking in Edmonton and driven lo a farmer's field. BEATING DEATH WINNIPEG (CP> Mani- toba Court of Appeal today quashed a suspended scnlencc company fined VANCOUVER (CP) Shop- pers Dnip, Marl was fined 000 in provincial court yester- day after being convicted of false advcrlisinH. The fine is to he Ihc Tltc fine is believed lo l.he Columbia for such fin offence. The was bid h y n Rurnahy housewife afler the company issued an advertising flyer in .1. .K Shaw said he found Ihf! firm guilty making n statement ar.d claimim; il lo be Iruo when in fuel il was not. imposed on a 28-year-old moth- er of three and sentenced her lo two years imprisonment for the beating death of an 10-month- old girl she had planned lo adopt Mary Hult, of the Municipal- ity of Franklin in southern Manitoba was convicted last June and given the suspended sentence by Mr. Justice E. Wil- son. He also ordered her to be placed on probation for two years. PATIENT TRAFFICKING REGINA (CP) A Saska- toon surgeon said Tuesday some doctors in the province may be "trafficking in pa- tients" and health minister Wal- ter Smishek has been asked to investigate the claim. Dr. John Marian, a member of the Saskatchewan Associa- tion on Human Rights, said such a practice can lead to a situation whereby a patient has no choice in choosing a special- ist. The term "trafficking" is used to describe a condition where general practioners refer patients to specialists in re- turn for guarantees that the spe- cialists offer their services in future cases. GETS SIX YEARS GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) Gary Gerald Wilier, 19, of the Sucker Creek Indian Reserve was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of robbery with violence and abduction. Wiliicr pleaded frilly in pro- vincial court to the charges Court was told that using a knife he forced the manager of the Park Hotel, T. J. Toutanl, to open the hotel safe and lurn over about cash. Mr. Toutanl then was forced to drive Willier 60 miles lo Valley- CA.MPUS IN DANGER EDMONTON (CP) The University of Alberta is in dan- ger of being submerged under its own paper work, says J. M. Parker, university archivist. He told an executive com- mittee meeting