Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, November 22, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Dateline Alberta Ex-accountant charged No extra grants for 1978 Games CALGARY (CP) Marta Mezei of Calgary, a former accountant of the Calgary Housing Authority, has been charged with stealing more than from the authority's income accounts, police said today. The charge was made following a four-month investigation by city fraud squad detectives and a Calgary firm of chartered ac- countants. Escapee back in cells RED DEER (CP) Brendon Clayton Letain, 17, of Calgary, who escaped from Calgary Correctional Institute Monday, was captured here Thursday and returned to Calgary, RCMP reported. Letain, serving a three- month sentence, escaped from a work camp of the in- stitute west of Calgary with James Basil Maddon, 27, another prisoner. Maddon was arrested in Calgary Tuesday night. Postal jobs unfilled CALGARY (CP) About part-time workers are needed to help sort and deliver Christmas mail in Calgary, says Postmaster A. M. Shred. But so far only tem- porary workers have been hired and another workers are required if all Christmas mail, which triples the normal volume, is to be delivered on time. Mr. Shred said the jobs which haven't been filled pay between and an hour. EDMONTON (CP) The federal government does not intend to increase its grants for the 1978 Commonwealth Games, although the city is facing a million to million increase in capital ex- penditures. Mayor William Hawrelak told a news conference Thurs- day that Health Minister Marc Lalonde told him Ot- tawa does not intend to increase its capital grant beyond the million an- nounced last year. COSTS SPIRAL The original estimate of capital expenditure was million, but Commonwealth Games officials said recently that costs had been boosted by inflation. Under the original breakdown of costs the city would pay million, the federal government million, the province million and the games founda- tion million. Nine hurt in blast Fort McMurray man killed at Camp FORT McMURRAY (CP) Harold Thomas Hurley, 59, was killed when his car was in a collision with a highway construction vehicle near his home town of Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta. Driver loses licence MEDICINE HAT (CP) David Ross White, 44, of Jenner, was sentenced to 20 months in jail by Supreme Court Justice J. V. Milvain after pleading guilty to a charge of criminal negligence. White was also prohibited from driving for five years. White was charged follow- ing a head-on collision eight miles east of here on April 22, 1974. in which Mike Stein of Richmond, Sask., was killed. White's breath analysis test reading following the accident was .36. The legal limit is .08. UNITED MOTORS CO.LTD. 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