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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, November 9, 1974 THE LETH8RIDGE HERALD 3 No dummy files found in probe EDMONTON (CP) City police reported Friday they have found no evidence to sup- port an allegation that a provincial welfare official set up dummy files and cashed the benefit cheques. An eight-week investigation that involved checking files was held into the charges levelled in the summer by Ac- tion Committee, a local independent investigation UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge......47 29 Medicine Hat 49 24 Pincher Creek 43 34 Grande Prairie 46 27 Edmonton 45 25 Jasper.......... 39 32 Banff........... 36 31 Calgary......... 46 25 Victoria 49 38 .26 Prince Rupert... 47 42 .48 Penticton....... 48 44 Kamloops....... 47 37 Vancouver...... 50 40 .25 Saskatoon........44 20 05 Regina 49 19 Winnipeg......52 33 Toronto......... 59 31 Ottawa.........37 34 Montreal 38 31 Chicago.......60 34 New York 61 43 Miami.........77 69 Los Angeles.....73 56 Denver......... 60 29 Las Vegas...... 73 56 Athens 64 50 Rome 59 43 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat regions Today: Cloudy periods. Winds increasing to westerly 20 and gusty. Highs in the mid forties. Tomorrow: Sunny. Lows 25 to 30. Highs 45 to 50. Calgary region Today: Sunny by early afternoon. Winds westerly 15 to 20 this afternoon. Highs 40 to 45. Sun- day: Sunny. Lows 20 to 25. Highs 40 to 45. Columbia Kootenay Today: Cloudy. A few periods of rain or wet snow until evening. Sunday: Sunny ex- cept cloudy in the afternoon with a few showers along the mountains. Highs boths days 40 to 45. Lows tonight 25 to 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today through Sunday with widely scattered showers over western mountains. Highs both days 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 to 30. Windy east slopes of Rockies this after- noon. West of Continental Divide Cloudy today through Sun- day with scattered showers. Highs both days 40 to 50. Lows tonight 25 to 30. FINAL CLEARANCE ON ALL RENTALS 1974 MODEL 16' SCAMPER PETER NICKEL Brakes, fridge, awning, heater, Twin tanks, step. Was Now PETER WANTS TO SAVE YOU S523 UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. "Serving you over a quarter century" 302 3rd Avenue South Phone 327-2805 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Chief Mountain, closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Kingsgate open 24hours; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times Mountain Dateline Alberta organization. Committee chairman Chris Harder said after talking to police authorities he is "satisfied the police did a thorough investigation and satisfied the official com- mitted no criminal offence." He added that at the time he made his allegation, he had evidence that led him to believe there was some illegal activity. Schmidt accuses Tories EDMONTON (CP) Werner Schmidt, Alberta Social Credit leader, has ac- cused the provincial govern- ment of abusing its power by ignoring the legislature. "The decisions made by cabinet when they amend, change the intent of, or overide laws present a danger of immediate urgen- Mr. Schmidt said in a prepared release Friday. The people of Alberta were totally ignored on the regula- tion used in the purchase of Pacific Western Airlines, he said, noting that regulations should never have power greater than existing laws passed by the legislature. Mr. Schmidt said regulations should be made after proper consultation with interested parties, and should be available to the public. Games costs skyrocket EDMONTON (CP) There are indications facilities for the 1978 Commonwealth Games will cost million to million more than originally estimated but both the federal and provincial governments probably will increase their contributions to the games foundation, Alex Fallow, foundation president, said today. Under the present cost- sharing arrangement, open to renegotiation, the. city will contribute million, the federal government million, the province million, and the foundation million. Rate hike needed quickly EDMONTON (CP) Alberta Power Ltd. officials told the public utilities board Friday that full approval of interim rate increases is need- ed quickly. The company is seeking final approval of rate increases ranging from 15 to 24 per cent on service supplied to its mainly rural customers. The increases were earlier approved on an interim basis. In addition, the privately owned utility has applied for a 12.75-per-cent increase in rates effective Jan. 1. K. A. Biggs, a director of Alberta Power, stressed to the board the importance of getting the rate increases to finance needed expansion. He said high interest rates and inflation have resulted in the company applying for the Jan. 1 increase. Man accused of bilking CALGARY (CP) A Red Deer man accused of bilking a Calgary cattleman and a Red Deer bank of was com- mitted to stand trial 'in Alberta Supreme Court following a three-day preliminary hearing in provin- cial court here. Joseph P. Fitzgerald, 32, president of Joseph P. Fitzgerald Livestock Ltd. of Calgary, faces charges of criminal breach of trust, theft and fraud. Alleged victims are the Bank of Nova Scotia in Red Deer and Calgary cattleman J. C. Weatcroft. Fitzgerald was extradited from Australia earlier this year after lengthy proceedings there. Crown prosecutor Stan Fowler said the trial is ten- tatively scheduled for Dec. 3. Fitzgerald was freed on 000 cash bail. Defeats only temporary Douglas tells NDPers REGINA (CP) Former Saskatchewan premier T. C. Douglas held more than 500 New Democrats rapt Friday night as he discussed the past and future of democratic socialism. Speaking at a banquet following the first day of the Saskatchewan party's annual meeting, the Baptist minister quoted St. Paul, Albert Eins- tein and philosopher George Santayana as he consoled NDP members about their THOMAS FOR THE LOWEST FARES POSSIBLE SEE THE PEOPLE WITH THE MOST EXPERIENCE Right Now You Can Fly Lethbridge to Vancouver heavy losses in the last federal election. "Defeats are only tem- porary setbacks to people who have their eyes fixed on a goal." Mr. Douglas said. He recalled the days when Saskatchewan was almost bankrupt and teachers had been unpaid for months, but the CCF forerunner of the managed to initiate social advances un- paralleled in North America. "The past 30 years particu- larly have demonstrated what dedicated men and women it's one of the of Canadian FOR AS LOW AS ON WEEKEND FARES Lethbridge Montreal Lethbridge Toronto (return) Lethbridge San Francisco (return) See the People who know Canada best! THOMAS 309 5th St. South Phone 329-3336 can do miracles history." In a digression, he warned party members not to forget that "the old Liberal gang" was. in his view, the steadfast enemy of democratic socialism. "In all the struggle to im- prove the lot of the people of this province, our every step was contested and obstructed by the old line parties, par- ticularly the Liberal party in this province and in Ottawa." Turning to the future, Mr. Douglas said today's youth face famine, pollution, the power of multinational' cor- are far more complex than the problems of the Depression. over it all like the sword of Damocles is the nuclear bomb." He said the solution is "a new attitude to willingness to help each other as tlie Communist Chinese have demonstrated The immediate task, however, for democratic socialist Saskatchewan was to "re-elect the NDP govern- ment in Saskatchewan because that government is holding the bastion of progress in this country." The enthusiastic and par- tisan crowd gave Mr. Douglas a standing ovation and rose again moments later for a spontaneous chorus of For lie's A Jollv Good Fellow Inquiry told doctor interfered STONY PLAIN (CP) A government inquiry was told Friday that Dr. Viljoen Kritzinger, former medical chief of staff at the hospital in this town west of Edmonton, interfered with a new doctor's surgical application. Minutes read at the inquiry into operations at the 30-bed Stony Plain Municipal Hospital revealed the hospital medical staff felt Dr. Kritzinger had mis- represented the opinion of both the hospital board and the medical staff in meetings of the two boards. The minutes said in part: "It was felt by the staff that Dr. Kritzinger had mis- represented the medical staff opinion to the board and vice versa. "It was also felt Dr. Kritzinger had taken it upon himself to decide when and what surgery Dr. (T. C.) Ho could perform, when in fact it had been decided by the medical staff as a whole that it be recognized the board give Dr. Ho all the privileges re- quired. "It was the opinion of the staff that Dr. Ho had been un- justly treated and had not been given the privilege to perform the surgery for which he was qualified." Dr. Ho testified that he applied for surgical and ad- mitting privileges at the hospital when he moved to the town in September, 1973. He was only per.-nitted ad- mitting privileges initially, although he was later per- mitted to do minor surgery. Dr. Ho said it was not until April, 1974, that he was per- mitted to carry out major sur- gery, which he said he believ- ed as an "unusually" long period of time to wait for that permission. Hospital board minutes of Oct. 10, 1973, entered into the record as evidence showed Dr. Kritzinger had reported on Dr. Ho's request and he recommended the board grant temporary privileges to the new doctor, with Dr. 'Kritzinger to assist Dr. Ho, in order to evaluate his perfor- mance. The recommendation was approved. On Oct. 15, medical staff minutes indicated a hospital doctor recommended all necessary privileges be granted to Dr. Ho, and that motion was carried un- animously. Dr. Kritzinger returned to the hospital board Nov. 14 and reported on the medical staff meeting The minutes sai< that Dr. Kri tzinge recommended temporar. medical and surgica privileges be given Dr Ho. HL referred to a "precautionary letter" from the College o Physicians and Surgeon: about gall bladder operations Dr. Kntzmger's recommen- dation on privileges was approved although it was stipulated Dr Ho could not perform gal. bladder removal operations under normal circumstances. SCHWARTZ AGENCIES (1972) LTD. Quick-change artist too slick for tellers CALGARY (CP) Police are looking for a quick-change artist who stole in cash from under the noses of three bank tellers Wednesday. In all three cases, police said Friday, the con man's modus operand! was the same, and none of the three tellers realized they had been had until later in the day. Similar descriptions of the man's appearance and details of the thefts, as well as the fact that all three incidents occurred within two hours, suggested that they were pull- ed by the same man, police said. In all cases, the man approached a teller with some U.S. money, placed it on the counter and asked that the money be changed. The teller would obtain the equivalent in Canadian bills but then the man said he didn't want Canadian money but large denomination U.S. bills. The tellers told him they did not have the large- denomination U.S. bills he 84 OIL SPILLS The United States Coast Guard has reported a total of gallons in 84 oil spills in the Upper Hudson River and tributaries from Ossington to Westport. during the first half of 1974. wanted, and he took his money back and left. It was only after he left that the tellers found that he had walked off with not only his money, but some of theirs as well. Police said the Royal Trust Co., Toronto Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported thefts of and respec- tively. 1613-17th Ave. South "OPEN HOUSE" SUN DAY, NOV. 10th from p.m. till 4 p.m. 5 bedrooms, formal dining room, TV and rumpus room, air conditioned throughout, interior complete- ly redecorated. CONTACT: Lloyd Farrell at Res. 328-0125 or Bus. 329-3331 CHOICE SPLIT ENTRY by Adam Schamber BLOCK 1719 St. Andrews Rd. Compare this workmanship with any house in Lethbridge, exterior brick and aluminum siding, no maintenance requir- ed, built-in dishwasher, bath vz, stove, acre city community reserve park behind home. For Private Showings Call Adam Schamber, Phone 327-6206 or Frank Tinbrdi, Phone 327-3478. We'll give your car THE WORKS We can work out any car's problems in short order. After our champion mechanics give your car a going over. the going's great! A6.00 20% The HoppyfdcePloce We're In business to moke you smite SERVICE SPECIAL OH CHANGE 4 quart change and filter 10-30 oil mriG CHRYSLER DOD6E LTD CHRYSKR LEASING! Cm TftOCCS 3rd Avenue and 11th Street S. Phone 328-9271 ;