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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, October LETHBRIDGE Dateline Alberta New hospital planned RED DEER (CP) The Red Deer General Hospital and Nursing Home District to- day announced plans to construct a hospital at a cost of more than million. The new hospital will have about 500 beds, provide self- contained health care facilities for the entire region and will include a 100 bed nursing home. Construction will start early in 1976. The structuture will be located on a seven-acre site just north of an existing hospital and will employ about persons. About 180 nursing-home beds will be added when the project is finished, including some 80 beds to be added to existing nursing homes in the city. Chairman disqualified EDMONTON (CP) A court decision to disqualify the chairman of the board governing the town of Fort McMurray will result in the board being elected by Judge W. J. Haddad ruled that Chuck Knight debated and voted on matters in which he had an indirect pecuniary interest. Mr. Knight's disqualifica- tion reduced to seven the number of nominations for board seats. The board has only seven seats. A spokesman for the depart- ment of municipal affairs said the government is considering what action it might take. Judge Haddad disqualified Mr. Knight, an employee of Great Canadian Oil Sands for voting on an issue brought before the board by a GCOS subsidiary, Athabasca Realty. Health officer to quit EDMONTON (CP) -Dr. G. H. Ball said Friday he intends to retire as the city's medical health officer next February after 22 years of civic employment. Dr. Ball, in a letter to the commission board, said his term with the board of health had been both "challenging and satisfying." He joined the board in July, 1952 and served in the position of superintendent before being named medical officer. He said his retirement will be effective Feb. 28, 1975. Theatre receives grant EDMONTON (CP) Theatre Calgary has been awarded a grant to help renovate recently ac- quired premises and avert a financial crisis, Culture, Youth and Recreation Minister Horst Schmid an- nounced Friday. Mr. Schmid, in a news release, said the theatre needs immediate help to ready the newly leased Allied Arts Centre for the fall season. Work is needed to improve the building's electrical, lighting and sound systems for use as a theatre and the "ad- ditional financial burden im- posed amounts to a crisis for the Mr. Schmid said. UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge......45 24 .05 Medicine Hat 45 24 .18 Pincher Creek... 38 22 .31 Grande Prairie 31 21 .03 Edmonton ......33 21 Jasper..........43 22 .12 Banff..........34 19 .47 Calgary.........33 17 .15 Victoria........57 36 Prince Rupert... 50 43 FORECAST Lethbridge Weather ad- visory continued throughout morning. Light snow, oc- casionally heavy along -the mountains becoming inter- mittent during the afternoon. Highs today 35. clearing this evening. Increasing west winds to lift temperatures into 40s overnight. Sunday mainlv sunny periods, highs 55-60." Medicine Hat Light snow today becoming intermittent during the afternoon. Highs 30-35. Sunday mainly sunny periods with brisk west winds. Highs 50-55. Calgary Today and this evening sunny. A few snow flurries. Highs mid 30s with overnight lows, 15-20. Sunday mainly sunny periods. Gusty west winds. Highs 50-55. Columbia Kootenay To- day and Sunday, sunny with cloudy periods. Highs both days in the low 50s. Lows tonight in the 20s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Colder with snow north por- tion spreading over most of south during day. Snow ending west this evening or tonight.. ending east portion by early Sunday. Partly cloudy and wanner Sunday. Windy along east slopes Rockies Sunday afternoon. Highs today 30s north and 40s south. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Sunday 50 to 60. West of Continental Divide Cloudy with scattered snow showers and colder today. Clearing tonight with fog patches in valleys. Sunday partly cloudy and wanner. Highs today 40 to 50. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Sunday 50 to 60. Larry Phillips Sales Manager of United Motors is pleased to announce BILL ROMANCHUK has rejoined our sales force. Here's just one example of the deals Bill has. 1974 SCAMPER TANDEM Jolly self contained, pullman drapes, fully carpeted, was Now Bill wants to save you......... BILL ROMANCHUK 806 UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. you over a quarter CenJSury" 302 3rd Aw. South PtioM 327-2W5 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and dosing ttnies: Carway 7 a m to 10 p.m. Chief Mountain, dosed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgatc open 24 boors; Porthill Rykerts 7 a m. to 2 a.m., Rooseville 8a.m. to midnight, ffimes in Mountain Daylight Buchanan's reserve tour no 'showpiece' affair A woman and men Ruth Warwick, a Regina Leader-Post reporter, stands in the midst of men at the annual Saskatchewan Roughrider football club fund dinner. She was the first woman allowed to attend the affair. No conflict of interest alderman tells inquiry EDMONTON (CP) Aid. Ken Newman said Friday he saw no conflict of interest in his collecting more than 000 in real estate commissions from a development company and later voting on issues brought before city council by the same company. Testifying at an inquiry into alleged wrongdoing at city hall being conducted by Mr. Justice William Morrow, Aid. Newman said he acted as a go- between for BACM Ltd. in the company's purchase of four pieces of property outside the city limits during the period 1965 to 1969. BACM paid him to arrange purchases, he said. Thursday Newman ..testified he was not licensed as a real estate agent and his testimony was suspended while he ob- tained legal counsel. Matters involving BACM would arise periodically both at city council and before the city's development appeal U of A staff gets salary adjustment EDMONTON (CP) An interim salary adjustment of a month will be paid to non-teaching staff at the University of Alberta, the un- iversity's board of governors announced Friday. F. T. Jenner, board chair- man, said the increase effec- tive Oct. 1 was made in recognition of "continuing inflationary pressures and the deteriorating position" of the institution in the labor market He said the adjustment would increase the projected deficit -for the current fiscal year and "further erode an operating surplus position which already is well below a prudent level for an institution with a net operation budget of approximately million." The governors made the decision on the "under- standing that the government would be sympathetic to a re- quest for additional Mr. Jenner said. Body found in river ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE