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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Dateline Alberta Two charged in death Inquiry to examine Edmonton land deal Thursday, October LETHBRIOQE AMA asks municipalities 'don't tax motor vehicles9 GRIMSHAW (CP) Two men were charged Wednesday in the death of an 18-year-old hunter. RCMP said Ira Woods, 34, of Edmonton, and Glen Richards, 33, of Grande Prairie, were charged with criminal negligence resulting in death. The charges followed the Sept. 23 death of 18-year-old Larry Allan Stewart of Ed- monton, who was shot in the side with a 30-30 rifle while hunting northwest of the town of Peace River. The two men are scheduled to appear in court here Nov. 12. Town to get water supply EDMONTON (CP) En- vironment Minister Bill Yurko announced today a community water supply will be installed in the Wabasca Desmarais area on the shore of Lesser Slave Lake. Mr. Yurko said the project will include cisterns and hand pumps at various locations in the community inhabited mainly by Metis and Indian citizens. Completion is scheduled for April 1, 1975, he announced. Collision kills two MANNVILLE (CP) RCMP report Edgar Jones, 54. of Irma, Alta., and Alfred Winfield, 61, of Kinsella, Alta., died as a result of a two- car collision Monday 17 miles south of this community, 90 miles east of Edmonton. EDMONTON (CP) A judicial inquiry into civic af- fairs will reopen to investigate a 13-month-old land transaction between the city and a local land develop- ment company, Mr. Justice William Morrow of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court said Wednesday. Justice Morrow announced the decision at a hearing originally to hear final oral arguments in the in- quiry. The inquiry was called after Aid. Alex Fallow said he had been offered a gift by two city land developers following a favorable vote on a rezoning bylaw. The developers, Eskandar and Raphael Ghermezian, have testified it was Aid. Fallow who demanded the money but was refused. Commission counsel W. A. Stevenson said Westgreen Development North Ltd. was involved in a 28-acre land transaction with the city that involved an low" price. "unreasonably He said a negotiated price of per acre was arrived at between the two parties, and third reading of the bylaw allowing the transaction was given in September, 1973. However, Mr. Stevenson said there was evidence that in the last stages of negotia- tion with Westgreen, another company made an offer amounting to more than 000 per acre for the land. The sale to Westgreen was nevertheless completed. Arctic gas not needed until EDMONTON Canada can get along without Arctic gas until the late 1980s, a University of British Colum- bia economist said Tuesday. Dr. John Helliwell told a public forum that by amending existing gas produc- tion contracts, expanding field gathering pipelines and increasing the capacity of natural gas processing plants, Canadian gas production could be expanded to meet Canada's Tree climber fined CALGARY (CP) A Sarcee Indian was fined Wednesday for climbing a tree inside the Calgary Zoo. Dennie Ralph Big Plume, 19, was charged with damag- ing city property after the small tree broke under his weight. An Indian counsellor pre- sent at the trial said Mr. Big Plurne didn't realize it was a crime in the city of Calgary to climb a tree. Arson suspect to be examined Full-scale search ordered OTTAWA (CP) Defence Minister James Richardson today authorized resumption of a full-scale search for a helicopter with three persons on board missing in Alberta since last month. The minister, responding to requests received from the West, ordered a full-scale search for the aircraft that has been missing in the Grand Prairie, Alta., area since Sept. 22. Search and rescue officials, who only were informed of the missing plane on Sept. 26, re- duced the search Oct. 12 after military and civilian planes covered square miles during 500 hours of flying time without success. Military and civilian air- craft flying over the area" were asked to use visual and electronic search patterns while in transit but there was no formal search after Oct. 12. UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge......77 38 Medicine Hat 68 41 Edmonton ......59 43 Banff...........65 39 Calgary.........65 32 Victoria ........61 37 Penticton......69 34 Prince George 49 40 .03 Kamloops.......69 47 Vancouver......65 44 Saskatoon.......58 38 Regina.........67 41 Winnipeg.......64 25 Toronto.........54 36 .03 Ottawa.........51 35 .09 Montreal .......48 30 St. John's.......60 38 1.51 Halifax.........53 39 1.34 Charlottetown 45 36 .15 Fredericton.....43 33 .52 Chicago ........63 52 New York ......53 46 1.03 Miami..........83 75 Los Angeles.....99 69 Las Vegas......89 60 Phoenix ........93 64 Honolulu........88 72 Mexico City.....66 52 Athens .........72 50 Rome..........61 46 Paris...........54 43 London........52 48 Berlin..........46 41 Amsterdam.....52 34 Brussels........50 36 FORECAST: Lethbridge Region Today: Becoming cloudy. Highs 60 to 65. Lows tonight near 40. Friday: Cloudy with isolated showers. Highs 60 to 65. Calgary, Medicine Hat Regions Today and Friday: Mainly cloudy. Isolated showers this evening and tomorrow. Highs both days near 60. Lows tonight near 40. Columbia Kootenay Regions Today and Friday: Sunny in the Okanagan and Kootenay areas. Cloudy with a few sunny periods and isolated showers elsewhere. Higsh both days in upper 60s to lower 70s in the Okanagan and Kootenays. lowering to mid 50s to 60s near north. Lows tonight in high 30s to low 40s. Montana Regions Fair through Friday except chance of brief showers northeast late Friday. Windy both after- noons along the east slopes of the Rockies. A little cooler Friday. Lows tonight 35 to 45. Highs Friday 65 to 75. CALGARY (CP) An 18- year-old security guard at Foothills Hospital in Calgary was ordered to undergo psy- chiatric examination Wednes- day after he was charged with setting three fires in the hospital's nurse's residence and nursing school during the last eight days. Marion Andreas Skrzypezack of was charged with three counts of arson in connection with a trio of fires which caused damage estimated at about and resulted in minor injuries to another security guard. Skrzypezack was charged after the third fire broke out in a basement storage room of the nurses residence Tuesday about 3 a.m. The fire caused about damage and destroyed a number of files. The most serious fire oc- curred about 3 a.m. Thursday on the seventh floor of the ten storey residence. It caused damage estimated at about and forced the evacua- tion of 329 student nurses. The first fire caused about damage to the basement lounge in the residence Oct. 7. Skrzypezack will appear in court Oct. 21 to hear the fin- dings of the psychiatric ex- amination. needs until 1989. By that time, Alberta's gas production would begin to decline, but an all-Canadian pipeline from the Mackenzie Delta could be used to supply Canadian requirements. The forum was sponsored by Canadians for Responsible Northern Development, which seeks to protect the North from rapid industrial develop- ment and opposes early construction of a Mackenzie Valley pipeline. Dr. Helliwell said increased gas production in Alberta would be preferable to pipeline proposals by Cana- dian Arctic Gas Study Ltd. and Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co. Ltd. CAGS proposes to transport both Alaskan and Canadian Mackenzie Delta gas by a Mackenzie Valley pipeline by the end of this decade. EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Motor Association asked the provincial govern- ment Wednesday not to allow municipalities to levy special taxes on motor vehicles. The request, one of 14 resolutions presented to the provincial cabinet, was sub- mitted previously in 1972 by the AMA, which represents more than Alberta motorists. The brief expressed concern about suggestions that municipalities might impose a tax against owners of motor vehicles within municipal jurisdiction. The AMA said such taxation could lead to inequities and added that motor vehicle owners already contribute heavily through registration fees and gasoline taxes. A program to educate the public in the metric system also was encouraged by the motorists' association. The government was asked to place signs along Highway 2 showing distances in metric measurements as well as miles. In a series of resolutions to improve highway safety, the AMA asked for: passing lanes; warning of no- passing zones ahead; MANY VACUUMS Exactly 96.9 per cent of all homes wired for electricity have vacuum cleaners. government priority to snow removal at highway intersections; Amendment to the Highway Traffic Act giving right-of-way to vehicles on streets or highways instead of vehicles on service roads. The AMA also suggested more effort to reduce ac- cidents at railway crossings and called for signs to inform motorists more adequately about the hours in which speed limits take effect in school zones. Coltman Transmission is opening soon it 13M3th St. N.. Lethbridgo and requires immediately AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION REBUILDERS Clean modern centre. Salary per week. Call BOB WILLIS 345-4765 or 329-3242 OFFICE SUPPLIES FURNITURE MACHINES REPAIRS CJiinooli 319-7 St. South 327-4591 HUNTERS SPECIAL Now is the perfect time for that camper, to enjoy those week- ends hunting in the foothills of Southern Alberta. 1974 SCAMPER CAMPER NOW KEN WANTS TO SAVE YOU UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. "Serving you over a quarter Century" 302 3rd Aw. Sovm Phpnt 327-2803 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and doting times: Camay 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Chief Mountain, dosed; Contts open SI hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate open 21 boon; Porthffl RykertsTa.m to 2a.m.; RoosroUe 8 a.m. to midnight (Times in Mountain Daylight Bus safety improvement sought CALGARY (CP) The Aiberta branch of the Con- sumers Association of Canada is surveying public attitudes toward school bus safety and says it will use responses from the survey as a basis for a-campaign to improve provincial bus safety stan- dards. About 12.500 survey sheets have been sent to association members in Alberta. "Government legislation provides protection for adults in passenger cars, but children who are involuntary daily passengers in school buses do not have the same a letter attached to the survey sheet says. "While the government regulations insure mandatory compliance to approved specifications in the manufac- ture of automobiles, stan- dards for school bus manufac- turers are voluntary." Questions include bow much time children spend on a bus each day, the time of depar- ture from home and arrival from school, and whether transportation makes it a problem for those children who wish to participate in extra-curricular work. Safety questions include whether the bus is adequately ventilated and heated, whether seat heights are com- fortable, and whether seat belts would be desirable. Results of the survey will be sent to a national committee on school bos safely and to the public vehicles section of the department of highways, which is responsible for school bus regulations. HEAVY EATERS The average American eats pounds of food each year. THE ROTARY RX-4. THE MAZDA FOR PEOPLE WHO WANTED A BIGGER MAZDA. The Bigger Mazda. The fourth generation Mazda Rotary is bigger than any car we've ever made before. So if you thought Mazda made only great smaller cars, look again. Bigger Outside. Choose a hardtop, sedan, or Each fully equipped with items like fat radial tires, rear window defroster, 3-speed wipers, tachometer, clock. Bigger Inside. Look at the room, comfort and safety features. And the fully-instrumented performance cockpit that wraps around into a centre console. Bigger Rotary, Our biggest Mazda is powered by our biggest Smooth, exciting performance backed by a strong 3year This year; more people are getting into a Rotary now that Mazda has made it MAZDA d cw Iw few mte, bt Iw M rt Jenw rt Pro Motors Ltd. 1520 2nd Avenue South: 328-8117 ;