Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD OctObtr 11, Pheasant hunters find 'good9 success Opening of the pheasant season in the Lethbridge region saw a "better than average number of bird hunters the provincial government reports. And they experienced "good" success. Turin and Purple Springs areas are showing the best success, says the province. Fishing is average in reser- voirs and the Oldman River is showing "low pressure and success." Pheasant hunting in Card- ston, Foremost and Claresholm regions is showing average success Success is low in the Medicine Hat region Restrictions on non resi- dent hunters of pheasants has had "considerable bearing" on the success of local hunters, the government says. At Brooks, success is low for sharptail grouse, Hungarian Partridge and pheasants Pheasant hunters checked on opening day last week averaged on to one and a half birds to four hunters. Duck and geese hunting in the area has shown above average results. At High River, upland bird hunting is slow in all areas. Big game hunting at High River and Pincher Creek shows little success. For trunk road motorists in the Coleman to Cochrane region, main roads are reported in fair to good con- dition, side roads fair to rough and the Kananaskis trunk road passable. On the Highwood access to Longview, main roads are reported in fair to good con- dition, side roads fair but rough and the Kananaskis trunk passable. In the Crowsnest Bow River region, all main roads are reported in fair to good condition. Side roads are in fair condition with rough sec- tions. The Kananaskis trunk road "is now passable." In the Porcupine Hills, main roads are reported in fair to good condition. Side roads are reported in fair condition but rough and the Kananaskis trunk passable. City Scene School referendum tallied The results of the public school three-question civic election referendum are expected to be released later today. The results were delayed as the city clerk's office has been totally involved with the counting and checking of candidate vote totals and have not had the opportunity to tabulate the for and against vote on the opinion poll. The poll asked public school patrons if they favor expansion of the family life education, outdoor and environment education and driver education programs RCMP seek help in accident Lethbridge RCMP are asking anyone who saw a motor vehi- cle accident Sept 30 at Tempest in which two people were killed to call them RCMP are uncertain what caused the accident as it oc- curred on a straight stretch of road under normal weather con- ditions Chester Scotton, 63, of Coaldale and Phillip Cradduck, 18, of Taber died in the accident It occurred about a.m. Anyone who saw the accident may call the RCMP at 327- 1734 or toll free at Zenith 5-0000. Man committed for trial A 19-year-old Lethbridge man was committed for trial by judge and jury after a three-hour preliminary hearing Thur- sday He is charged with possession of phencyclidine for the purpose of trafficking. John Matteotti, 970 Mayor Magrath Drive, was originally charged with possession of MDA for the purpose of trafficking May 15. New charges were read in provincial court Thursday after an analysis of a quantity of white powder seized at bis home May 15 Court was told the analysis showed the powder to be phencyclidine and methamphetamine. Provincial Judge A. H. Elford ordered a publication ban on the hearing. Thursday. Johnsons IRONSTONE MNNERWARE "SunSpriy" Pittm Being discontinued. Complete your set or add to present one. Still a Good Selection. CHIChiM 327-5767 DOWNTOWN ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC FOR SALE BY OWNER FULL PRICE Mortgage For viewing Phone 327-9963 Hunters to meet lawyer to discuss appeal Bv AL SCARTH He also noted testiim Late fall task Fred Wolfer, an employee of Val Matteotti of Leth- bridge, is seen burning thick weeds off the stubble left from a harvested mustard crop. The field is five miles southeast of Barons at the north end of Keho Lake. Burning off the windrows of Kochia weed en- abled Mr. Wolfer to plough up the stubble without plug- ging his implement blade. A review Arsenic and Old Lace worth savoring Pool opens officially Oct. 26 Public swimming has begun at the new Stan Siwik swimming pool on the north side. The 35 meter in- door pool will be officially opened Oct. 26 by city of- ficials. The community services department also announces that public skating has started at the Adams Park Ice Arena on 9th Avenue N. By LYNNE VAN LUVEN Herald Family Editor "One doesn't see much elderberry wine these says Mr. Witherspoon in the dying moments of Arsenic and Old Lace. Nor does one often see a 30- year-old play darling of dozens of high school drama teachers resurrected, dusted off and produced with such relish and care, as was the Playgoers' presentation at the Yates Thursday evening. Both the elderberry wine and the play are to be savored, But the play, unlike the balmy Brewster sisters' doctored wine, leaves no bad taste, has no nasty after effects. Directed by Joan Waterfield, assisted by Bryan Francis, Arsenic and Old Lace is a pleasant interlude; an evening's light entertainment lovingly rendered. Consistently strong, believable and spunky, Cathy Evins as Abby Brewster was the undisputed star in the opening night performance. When the play got off to a slow and occasionally clunking start in the first act, Ms. Evins was on hand to smooth over a four actor collision centre stage and keep events moving apace. Her mannerisms, her enunciation, even her stature: inspired but natural. Nora Rose as Martha Brewster, the tall, timid sister, gave a somewhat un- even performance. At times Ms. Rose captured Martha's fussiness and nervous hesitancy satisfactorily In other instances, her portrayal itself seemed one of nervous hesitancy. The audience was 'too often made aware that here was an actress working very hard to create a character of timidity To a degree, Edward Bayly as the flustered, flabbergasted nephew, Mor- timer Brewster, suffered from a similar tendency to overwork his role. Bayly's best performances' came in the latter half of the play as the corpses piled up and incriminating evidence mounted. He's no Cary Grant, but his interpretation of Mor- timer's dithered dilemma was often humourous and he delivered some excellent lines with elan. Less rapid speech in some scenes, a bit less self conscious movement and Mor- timer would have been thoroughly enjoyable. Bill Matheson was suitably menacing and sinister as Mor- timer's criminally insane brother Jonathan. Altered by a fine make-up job, using a husky voice (a la The God-j Mr. Matheson "laid it on thick" as the willain of the I piece, but managed not to become too much of a heavy Trumpeting, bellowing and charging, George Mann played Teddy "President Roosevelt" Brewster with gusto at times with almost more energy than the set seemed prepared to withstand, excellent set though it is. And of course, Frank Featherstone was priceless in his all too small role as Witherspoon, the "super" of Happydale mental home. Accents posed a problem for two Playgoers' members: Phil Story as Officer O'Hara frequently misplaced his "brogue" and Colin Turner's labored German accent as Dr. Herman Einstein grated upon the nerves. And alas, Mardi Renyk was eager and willing but unable to unbend her stilted perfor- mance, giving us some of the most wooden "love" scenes since Punch and Judy. Honorable mention to a new Playgoers face, Beryl Clark who offered a nicely toned Lieutenant Rooney "Arsenic and Old Lace" continues Saturday and Sun- day at the Yates with an curtaintime: it's better enter- tainment than many of this weekend's TV programs or the majority of movies now showing. Olympic security hopes to avoid armed camp method Calgary man wins Jerry Potts award FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Doug Johnson, executive vice president of the Calgary Tourist and Convention Association, received the Jerry Potts award at the sixth annual meeting here this week of the 380 member Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta. The award, a bronze statuette of the famous North West Mounted Police guide sculpted by Coaldale artist Corney Martens, was given to Mr. Johnson in recognition of his spurring Calgary to enter a float in the Pasedena Rose Bowl Parade. "We know that Calgary is a magnet that is drawing a lot of people through our zone" said Frank Smith, executive vice president of the association. Mr. Smith reported that tourism is an industry in the area from the Crowsnest Pass to Grassy Lake and from High River to Contts that pumped 130 million into the economy in 1974, up from million last year. "If somebody wants to argue with me I can make a case for he said. Steve Kotch of Lethbridge was named president. Vice presidents are Rick Kratz of Lethbridge and Belmore Scholte of Coutts. Edith Leppard of Lethbridge was elected treasurer. Thirty three nominees from member groups were named to the board of direc- tors. The meeting learned that: growth of tourism in the southern part of the province is almost three times that of Alberta. Traffic at tourist in-; formation centres in the south was up 34 per cent from 1973, said Mr. Smith. He noted, tourism generally is up 12 per cent throughout the province, i "We are making a little bit of he said. Charges pending TABER (HNS) Taber Police Chief Gordon H. Hack- ing said today charges are pending against three merchants here that are said to have contravened Wednes- day afternoon the town shopp- ing hours control bylaw. Charges are pending against Stedman s Variety Store, Macleod's Family Shopping Centre and the Robinson store. The Herald reported in- correctly Thursday the firms had been charged. Chief Hacking said today that White Cross Drugs does not have a charge pending against it. The manager of the drug store told The Herald today that "they said we were going to be (charged) but we haven't been." By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer With world conditions what they are, security at the 1976 Montreal Olympics will be prepared to handle all even- tualities, says a member of the RCMP Olympic secretariat. "I don't like to be pessimistic, but with world conditions what they are it is very difficult to predict what is going to happen. We are go- ing to be RCMP S. Sgt. F. W. Korycan from Ot- tawa told The Herald. S. Sgt. Korycan was in Lethbridge Thursday to address the 22nd International Law Enforcement Co ordina- tion Conference being held at Holiday Inn Thursday and today. S. Sgt. Korycan said the Olympic secretariat has been studying security measures at other international events to make every effort to prevent a repetition of the tragedy that occurred at the 1972 Olympics in Munich when several Israeli atheletes were killed by Arab terrorists. The Olympic secretariat would like to have the best of both worlds. "We don't want an armed camp and we don't want to be lacking in security." he said. Security b going to be very difficult. On one day there will be 19 Olutnpic event-- in 19 different places with some events 300 miles from Montreal. Municipal and provincial police in Quebec and Ontario and the RCMP will all be working together on security, S Sgt. Korycan said. He could offer no estimate of how many men would be involved. The Olympic secretariat is looking at the possibility of having special security arrangements for athletes from countries that are hostile to each other such as Israel and the Arab countries. Sgt. T.L. Stewardson a member of the RCMP from Bornaby, B C., addressed the approximate 75 law enforce- ment officers from the United States and Canada on outlaw motorcycle gangs. There are 19 active gangs with about 900 members in British Columbia, mostly in the Vancouver area, he told The Herald in an interview. They are a very big problem The gangs are heavily in- volved in the peddling of soft drugs, assaults, rapes and many other types of crime, he said. Much of the crime is definitely organized, he said. Many of the gang members work but a lot of their money comes from crime. Gang members are physically dangerous to the public. Sgt. Stewardson declined to say what the RCMP are doing to control the gangs as it would be valuable information to them. He said the gangs thrive on publicity about themselves and for this season he's hesitant to talk about them. Harold A. Vogelsang, a special agent with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation in Butte Mont, who spoke to the conference on skyjacking, told The Herald there has been a definite decline in sky- jackings. He attributes this to metal detectors and baggage checks. By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer "I accept the evidence of the plaintiff completely." "I accept entirely the evidence of the plaintiff." That is the note struck throughout a judgment by Alberta Supreme Court Jus- tice W. K. Moore which ex- onerates Lethbridge MP Ken Hurlburt of any suggestion he misled an elderly ranch fami- ly in a 1972 land deal. Mr. Justice Moore ordered the family to honor the sale of their acre ranch west of Fort Macleod to the MP, and emphasized that "the price being paid by the plaintiff is a fair price The Hunters were to meet with their lawyer in Calgary today to discuss the judgment and possibility of an appeal. "I believe the plaintiff (Mr. Hurlburt) when he said the defendants (the elderly Hunter family of three brothers and a sister) under- stood the document which they signed "Indeed, the defendants by their own admission fixed the price as and they got the price they asked Mr Justice Moore ruled. HAVE TILL JUNE He gave the Hunters Martha, 74, Charles, 71, Howard, 67, and Joseph, 79 until next June 30 to find a new home. His judgment was filed at the Lethbridge Courthouse this week. Mr Hurlburt's suit against the Hunters to honor the agreement and their counter suit that he misrepresented the deal were heard last month by Mr. Justice Moore. The deal was sealed June 15, 1972, after several hours of discussion around the Hunters' kitchen table. "A real estate appraiser in Lethbridge appraised the defendants' lands in September, 1974 and testified that by comparative values in the area in 1972, the subject lands would be worth per acre in June, 1972 The plain- tiff is paying per acre to the defendants for the the judge said. "I accept entirely the evidence of the plaintiff with respect to the negotiations, what was agreed upon, and the events that took place on the evening of June at the Hunter ranch where the lease was signed "The plaintiff was sub- jected to nearly three hours of thorough cross examination following his lengthy ex- amination in chief and his evidence never varied or faltered at any Mr. Justice Moore said "It is clear that several meetings took place between May 15, 1972, and June 15, 1972, (when the lease was finally executed) during the course of which the term of and amount of annual rent and an option to buy in event of cancellation of lease was dis- cussed REBUTTAL EVIDENCE "I find that on the whole of the evidence the plaintiff is to be believed." On the other hand, Mr. Jus- tice Moore rejected the evidence of Gus Moneo given on behalf of the Hunters. The testimony from Mr. Hurlburt's former hired hand "was completely discredited by rebuttal evidence." CUFF BLACK, BUCK DENTAL LAB MOICM.OEMTM.MB. PHONE INSURANCE WSMESS FMW WoCmScvoYou 9 f Money f saws soom FofoTtR 4GCNCY He also noted testimony from Mr. Hurlburt's accoun- tant, Tom McNab, who was consulted by the Hunters in the fall of 1972, months after they signed the agreement. "Mr. McNab stated that he had several meetings with the defendants to discuss income tax matters and found the dpfc-iidants to be entirely com- petent and mentally alert." The judge, who heard three long days of testimony at the civil trial, found it telling that the Hunters did not appear to object to the lease option agreement until nearly two years after the signing. In 1973, they cancelled Mr Hurlburt's lease on their ranch and in 1974 Mr. Hurlburt exercised the option portion of the agreement which came into affect when they cancell- ed his lease "The first indication that the plaintiff or his solicitor had that the defendants were challenging the validity of the agreement signed in June, 1972, was after the plaintiff had committed himself to the sale of his lands in the Por- cupine Hills in the spring of 1974 "The defendants sat by and allowed the plaintiff to proceed to sell off a large por- tion of his holdings acres) to raise the money to exercise the option before raising any question what- soever about the validity of the agreement." "The defendants, having stood by and having not raised any que'stion to the validity of the lease option until after the plaintiff had committed himself to the sale of his own lands, cannot now complain. DOCUMENT READ The Hunter family claimed they thought they were only giving the MP the right to buy the ranch for if they ever decided to sell. "The document was read to the defendants who had a copy in front of them." Mr Justice Moore said He also said the Hunters consulted two lawyers after signing and "affirmed" the agreement by accepting rent and terminating the lease as set out in the agreement PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave. S Phone 327-4121 ft. S. 3J7-27W NEW 1974 VW USED CARS 1972 VW 411 4 DOOR SEDAN '2693 1960 CHEV IMPALA 4 DOOR HARDTOP "1395 1974 MERCURY BOBCAT STATION WAGON Orfly 700 mites, new ear warranty RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI Doctor's death reported Word has been received here that a New York doctor who practised in Lethbridge from 1936 to 1939 died at his home on Long Island last week and was buried in Montreal Tuesday. 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