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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Specia I detectives SWWWPHMIIIItllll^ tackle rustling C A L 0 A R V (CP i - The RCMP have placed a specialist or stock detective in each of its five Alberta subdivisions to combat an increasing problem of cattle rustling,' it was reported today. "The Western Stock Grower's Association has offered rewards for information leading 1o the conviction of rustlers for about 25 years," "said Fred Newcombe, secretary manager of the parent Canadian Cattlemen's Association. ---- "If was only this year, however, we have been able to persuade Attorney-General Edgar Gerhart to have the RCMP assign more personnel to the rustling problem." The stock growers' association says light court sentences upon conviction and high retail prices of meat have encouraged rustling activities. Thursday, November 19, 1970 - THI LETHBRIDGE HERALD =. 1971 CAPRI, 2-DOOR SPORTS COUPE Hillsview WI elects Mrs. Bianchi Robbed bank on a bet Oilman jailed despite plea he might die of seizure LOS~ANGELES tAP) - Ray Ryan, an oilman and resort owner, has drawn a three-year prison term despite pleas by his lawyers that he might die from a heart condition if forced to Ken Culler rules Elks at Warner WARNER (HNS) Warner Elks recently installed Kenneth Culler exalted ruler. Norman Clayton is past exalted ruler. Other officers: Chester Stro-man, leading knight; Larry Ens, loyal knight; Melvin Woit-te, lecturing knight; Terry Nelson, esquire; Bert Nilsson, secretary - treasurer; John Mill-haem, inner guard; Roger Christenson, Tyle-r; Howard Folk ins, chaplin; William Troidl, trustee; Tilman Thompson, historians- Victor Heppler, publicity director. Harry Windberg, Lethbridge was the installing officer. Patrol teams from Brooks entertained. spent ihat amount of time behind bars. Ryan, (i6, was convicted by a U.S. district courL jury last July of obstructing justice. T-he-p-ros-ecution charged he had membership records of-the Mount Kenya Safari Club in Africa altered to hide the exclusive hunting club's dealings with Mafia members. Ryan is part owjier of the club along with actor William Holden and Swiss banker Carl Hirschmann. Ryan also heads Ryan Oil Co. of Evansville, HI., and has resort holdings in the Palm Springs area. Ryan's prison sentence was imposed Tuesday and hie also was fined $5,(kn/. jis lawyer, Herbert J. Miller, filed an immediate appeal arid Ryan was freed on $5,OOo bond.'' The maximum sentence on the conviction could have been five years. COUTTS (HNS) - Mrs. I Myron Verburg hosted the Hillsview Womens Institute with 12 members and one guest Mrs. Jim Garner, present. The WI meets Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Mrs. Tom Bianchi's home. Border Community Youth Club is planning a Christmas program for which the WI will supply lunch. A total of 10 boxes of used clothing were turned in for Unitarian Service. Officers: Mrs. Tom Bianchi, president; Mrs. William King, vice-president; Mrs. J. D. Ramsay, secretary and Mrs. Louie Kolesar, treasurer. Directors are Mrs. Norman Archiball, Mrs. Fred Danger-field and Mrs. Bob Hulit. Auditors are Mrs. A. Waters and Mrs. Ed Erickson. Committee heads: citizenship and education, Mrs. Bob Hulit; health and home economics, Mrs. Fred Dangerfield; handicraft, cultural arts, Mrs. B. Bianchi; agriculture, Canadian Industries, Mrs. William King; United Nations exchange program, Mrs. E. Erickson and social service, Mrs. J. D. Ramsay. EDMONTON (CP) - Roya fildon McGee, 44, who pleaded i guilty to robbing a branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia Monday, told court Wrdnesday he did it on a bet. A total of $2,-971 was taken in the holdup. McGee told Magistrate John C. Coughlan, who later sentenced him to four years in penitentiary, that he was in a restaurant just prior to the robbery and began talking with a man about ho".' he wanted to rob a bank "He *-ud 1 didn't have the guts ... 1 s.