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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, November 29, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Dateline Alberta Boom town rents climb FORT McMURRAY (CP) Officials in this booming oil sands town in northeastern Alberta say rents have climb- ed by as much as 20 per cent in the last six months. As a result, a one-bedroom apartment in the town 250 miles north of Edmonton can rent for as much as The cost of house rentals have climbed even further, with older homes that rented for a month now starting at with a ceiling of says a report. And, says the report, people are standing in line to get in. The manager of a construc- tion company, Earle Christen- son, says he could build houses every day of the year for the next five years "and the market still wouldn't be satisfied." Robbery charges laid EDMONTON (CP) Miles Sidney Williams, 18, of Fort Saskatchewan, was remanded to Dec. 5 when he appeared in provincial court Thursday on seven charges of armed robbery in connection with re- cent holdups at city grocery stores, a service station and a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada. Williams was arrested Wednesday minutes after an armed black man held up a bank branch in East Ed- monton and fled with Brooks rancher accused BROOKS (CP) A rancher accused of rustling 16 head of cattle from an adjoining ranch pleaded not guilty here. Ernest Klassen will appear for a preliminary hearing Jan. 22. Klassen is charged with cat- tle theft, possession of stolen property, and obliterating brands. He was charged after a government brands inspector questioned the sale of some cattle at the Brooks Livestock Auction Mart in September. Wildcat strike ends WABAMUN (CP) A two- day wildcat strike by about 200 laborers at the Calgary Power Sundance plant near this community, 35 miles west of Edmonton, ended Thur- sday. The walkout closed down a multi million dollar expan- sion program at the plant as the men, members of the Construction and General Laborers Union Local 92, protested a change in com- pany policy which gave workers three hours pay in lieu of living at the construc- tion site instead of a flat for transportation. The laborers -complained that tradesmen received more than they did under the new policy. The dispute has gone to a grievance board. UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......40 17 Pincher Creek 40 22 Medicine Hat 37 10 Edmonton 34 15 Grande Prairie 27 15 Banff........28 12 Calgary......... 35 8 Victoria 46 36 Penticton....... 41 24 Prince George 34 24 Kamloops....... 37 30 Vancouver...... 45 36 Saskatoon....... 17 9 Regina 13 -2 .02 Winnipeg 21 10 Toronto .......34 15 .04 Ottawa 27 14 Montreal 22 10 St John's.....35 28 .05 Halifax......... 33 22 Charlottetown 30 26 .05 Fredericton..... 27 10 .03 Chicago 36 30 Miami.......... 73 70 Los Angeles 68 48 Las Vegas...... 62 38 Phoenix 70 40 Athens 64 54 Rome.......... 54 43 Paris........... 48 41 London......... 50 43 Berlin.......... 41 39 Amsterdam..... 45 39 Moscow 28 25 Stockholm......36 32 Fokyo ......64 46 Hong Kong .....77 64 Singapore....... 86 75 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Calgary, Medicine Hat regions Generally sunny today and Saturday. Highs today near 40. Lows tonight near 15 above. Highs Saturday near 45. Columbia, Kootenay Regions Tonight mostly clear in the East Kootenays. Elsewhere mainly cloudy. 10 to 20. Friday increas- ing cloudiness. A few snowflurries in the Columbia district beginning in the morn- ing and in the Kootenays dur- ing the afternoon and evening. Highs in the 30s. Saturday out- look cloudy with sunny periods. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly sunny and mild today. Increasing high cloudiness and a little wanner Saturday. Wind at times along east slopes of Rockies today becoming strong and gusty Saturday. Highs today 25 to 40. Lows tonight 10 to 25. Highs Saturday 30 to 45. West of Continental Divide Patchy low clouds and cool today and Saturday. Highs both days 25 to 35. Lows tonight 15 to 25. Wait before you buy... because the 1975 A.M.C. PASSENGER CARS are on their wayl This year American Motors' unbeatable Buyer Protection Plan is even better than last years, and that's more than just a guarantee. UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. "Serving you over a quarter 302 3rd Ave. South Phone 327-2805 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway 9 m. to 6 p m.; Chief Mountain, closed; Coutts open 24 hours; )cl Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porihili lykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times fountain Socreds raise objections to philosophy 6Few cents' would end walkout EDMONTON (CP) A spokesman for the retail clerks union said Thursday only "A few cents" could set- tle the walkout that has closed 35 Safeway stores for almost a week. Dennis Curran, business manager for the members of the union's local 401 employed by Safeway, said neither the union or com- pany has changed its position since the union rejected the firm's latest offer Monday. There were reports Thurs- day that 14 workers at Mac- donalds Consolidated Ltd., the wholesale arm of Canada Safeway, had been laid off in the city because of the strike, but company officials were not immediately available for comment. The clerks walked out Mon- day on the heels of a strike by meatcutters and wrappers at Safeway. The meatcutters voted to return to work Mon- day but because the clerks and cashiers went on strike, the stores have not reopened. Mr. Curran said that after Monday's rejection by the un- ion, company negotiators said there was "No more water in the bucket." Under the expired contract, food clerks were earning an hour to start and an hour after 16 months. The offer rejected would have raised the food clerks salary to an hour to start increasing to after 16 months. Under the contract which expired July 31 this year, cashiers' starting salary was an hour and the company offer would have increased that to an hour and to an hour after 12 months compared with the previous TEDHINMAN RAY SPEAKER Nurses get raise under new pact EDMONTON (CP) An agreement between negotiators for 60 Alberta hospitals and the provincial staff nurse committee of the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses provides an immediate interim wage increase and reduced working hours for about nurses, it was announced Thursday. The Alberta Hospital Association and the staff nurses negotiating com- mittee, in a joint news release, said both groups were recommending acceptance of the memorandum of agreement. The new one-year agreement, if accepted by the hospitals and nurses, will be effective Jan. 1. The interim increase will be retoractive to Nov. 1 this year with new salary ranges effec- tive Jan. 1, 1975. The memorandum provides staff nurses with a monthly salary range between and compared with the pre- sent to Calgarian gets life for raping girl, 14 CALGARY (CP) A 26- year-old Calgary man was sentenced to life imprison- ment Thursday by the Alberta Supreme Court for raping a 14-year-old Calgary girl Feb. 6. Vernon Roy Craig was sentenced after Mr. Justice D. C. McDonald rejected a plea of not guilty by insanity. The judge cited evidence from a psychiatrist who testified the man knew at the time he committed the rape that it was wrong. Mr. Justice McDonald said the psychiatrist said the man was a psychopath with very little hope of rehabilitation. "I feel there is no alter- native but to impose the longest sentence that is within the power of this said the judge. In his 15-page written decision, Mr. Justice McDonald described how Craig struck the girl in an alley in northwest Calgary, and then forced her to commit sexual intercourse with him repeatedly during a period of several hours. Defence counsel Michael Starr said he will appeal both the conviction and the sentence. Mr. Starr told the court he was aware that the public must be protected but snid this man is a psychopath and I submit it would be a shame to put him in penitentiary for life." Inquiry may be extended STONY PLAIN (CP) A provincial inquiry into the municipal hospital here which was expected to end a week ago may be further extended as lawyers consider how they should examine details of 60 hysterectomies performed at the hospital. The operations, performed in 1973 and early 1574 mainly by Dr. Viljoen Kritzinger, came to light earlier in the in- quiry through a report by the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons which said 41 of the operations were un- justified. Dr. Kritzinger. a former member of the staff at the hospital, has testified he dis- agrees with the college's assessment. UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP WALTER SYCH WATER HAULING CONTACT JOHN'S WATER HAULING 345-3050 Coaldale, Alta. Owned and operated by John A. The range for assistant head nurses increases to from to while head nurses and instructors will receive a range between 000 and compared with the present to Under the new agreement the work day will be reduced to 7% hours from eight hours and a shift differential will be implemented. It also provides increased sick leave benefits, mandatory maternity leave and overtime pay for work on days off and statutory- holidays. EDMONTON (CP) The Social Credit party's free enterprise philosophy ran headlong into some practical objections Thursday during an opening session of the Alberta Social Credit League's 40th annual convention. In an informal discussion in- volving about 40 delegates, including 10 MLAs, no agree- ment was reached on such questions as the purchase of land by non Albertans, limitations on campaign spending and guaranteed an- nual income. William Jensen of Grande Prairie told the meeting that foreigners were purchasing Alberta land as "an inflation hedge, a speculative ven- ture." Purchases by West German interests "are putting land out of the price range of my own sons." said Russell Haglund of Camrose. But Ted Hinman, MLA for Cardston, said "we would violate free enterprise if we limit the land that can be bought by foreigners." New animal centre opened OTTAWA (CP) A milhon centre to study animal diseases has been opened here. The Animal Diseases Research Institute, the largest of nine such centres in the country, includes a four- storey laboratory and a teaching lab along with controlled access areas designed to prevent the spread of infection. A maximum security virus lab also is to be built on the site. Native job survey urged FORT McMURRAY (CP) A program that would sur- vey die employment needs of more than native people in northeastern Alberta is be- ing proposed by the Alberta Native Development Cor- poration. The corporation will present its plans for the program Thursday to the northeastern Alberta manpower committee >n Edmonton. Albert Ludwig, member for Calgary Mountain View, said that "everybody wants to control the other guy." "If you don't want to be controlled, don't press the government for controls." "1 thought you were on our side with joked Francis Porter, retiring president of the Social Credit League and mayor of Drumheller, who had suggested limitations on land purchases. The issue was left without a vote. Excessive campaign spending was criticized, with one delegate saying it amounted to "buying a seat in the legislature." HARD TO ENFORCE But Robin Ayers of Calgary said spending limitations would be difficult to enforce, and Mr Haglund said he op- posed limitations because he supported free enterprise. Ray Speaker, MLA for Lit- tle Bow, said government studies showed that a guaranteed annual income program would cost little more than existing welfare programs. He said although the concept of a guaranteed in- come was "very socialist" as it was normally construed, a modified program would make better use of professional social workers who now spend their time handing out welfare cheques. Mr. Ludwig said a guaranteed income would be abused by some individuals whose incentive to work would be destroyed. "Not working degenerates people." he said. But he conceded that such a program could be usefully applied to the elderly. Another delegate said a guaranteed income would likely, be at the "starvation level" and would penalize the elderly. The delegates had less trou- ble agreeing that Alberta's surplus resource revenue should be invested in areas that would ensure future economic security. 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