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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Stturdiy, October HANGED MAN'S GUN CHECKED TORONTO experts here say they cannot be sure whether the gun of the man hanged for the murder of Thomas D'Arcy McGee 105 years ago was the murder weapon Robert Nichol. head of the Centre for Forensic Sciences, said today the bullet taken from Mr. McGee's shattered skull seems to match the gun seized later from James Whe- lan. but he cannot be positive "The bullet is so badly erod- ed after a century that it's im- possible to say "for Mr Nichol said Mr McGee, a drinking partner of Sir John A Macdo- nald and one of the most elo- quent of the Fathers of Confederation, was returning from a late sitting of the House of Commons when lie was shot in the early hours of April 7, 1868. Whelan, then 28. was ar- rested a few days later. Whe- lan was identified with the Fenians and had made threats against Mr McGee. an oppo- nent of the Irish nationalist movement in Canada and the United States Whelan protested his in- nocence up to the time he was hanged Feb. 11, 1869. in the last public execution in Can- ada The Smith and Wesson 32- calibre revolver taken from Whelan. which the jury de- cided was the murder weapon, was apparently taken home after the trial by the policeman who arrested Whe- lan Eventually, it found its way into the tamily of Rupert Je- roy. who recently told Mary Burns historian of the Na- tional Capital Commission, of its existence OPEN HOUSE IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 802 6th Ave. North, Lethbridge Friday, October 26 to p.m. Parents, are you interested in a school where child- ren not only read the Bible, but use it as a basis for all their studies? Then the "Immanuel Christian School" is for you. Come and view the facilities plus special class pres- entations in the grades. Enjoy a Family Dinner In the Gym Between the Hours of to 7 p.m. Be Sure to Visit Us Friday, Oct. 26 at "Immanuel Christian Strange lights in sky The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch said photographer Ken Chamberlain Jr. made this sequence of pictures of four strange lights in the sky over Columbus. Area law enforcement officers reported they received 150 calls from persons claiming they had seen UFOs. Chamberlain said he used a 35mm camera with a 640mm lens and made three exposures at of a second at 5.6 in rapid order. Alberta MP wins right to attend conference Employees part owners of Calgary oil plant OTTAWA (CP) A series of heated questions Friday in the Commons finally got Conservative MP Doug Roche what he wanted permission to attend next week's urban affairs conference in Ed- monton as an observer. Mr Roche (Edmonton Strathcona) first raised the subject Wednesday and was told that although the tri-level conference is open to news reporters, there was no room for observers He tried again Thursday and was rebuffed for the second time. Rising on a question of privilege Friday, he said he had telephoned the manager of the host hotel and had been told that the main meeting room holds persons in a theatre arrangement or 800 persons for dinner. To suggest, as had Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford. that there was no room for several MPs was ludicrous, said Mr. Roche CHECK STOP The Check Stop officer who looks at your pink card is concerned about your life. To stop dangerous drinking drivers we have to stop safe drivers as well. When you are stopped show the officer your pink card Your delay will be kept as brief as possible The driver we want to keep off the road may be the one behind you, or the one ahead The bigtime drinker with death on his breath In just one year, drivers who drink too much can kill enough people m Alberta to fill the equivalent of a 300-grave cemetery They can also fill 7.500 casualty-ward beds with in- jured and maimed victims Concerned Albertans want to stop this slaughter That's what Alberta Check Stops are all about ALBERTA CHECK STOPS BECOME EFFECTIVE THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 1.1973 ALBERTA CAN MEAN SAFE DRIVING. HELP US KEEP THE IMPAIRED DRIVER OFF OUR ROADS CHECK STOP 70S He then launched a bitter at- tack on the Trudeau govern- ment, saying it is trying to hide the real results of the conference under a cover of bland statements at its con- clusion He said this was done at the western economic oppor- tunities conference in Calgary in July Commons Speaker Lucien Lamoureux asked Mr. Roche to get to the point and Opposi- tion Leader Robert Stanfield then said he had a letter from Mr. Basford but had not had time to pass it on to Mr Roche Government House Leader Allan MacEachen said the letter extended invitations to all parties to send observers to the conference. He took strong exception, however, to the Conservative MP's attack on the government. Conservative House Leader Tom Bell retorted that the ob- servers would not have been allowed if it hadn't been for the initiative of Mr Roche CALGARY (CP) Employees at Imperial Oil Ltd.'s Calgary refinery, in partnership with Mohawk Oil Co. Ltd., plan to take over the refinery which Imperial Oil will shut down in October, 1974 Industry Minister Fred Peacock made the disclosure in the legislature in Edmon- ton, in reply to a question from NDP leader Grant Notley The Imperial oil plant here is one of thee four prairie refineries Imperial Oil plans to close when it concentrates its refinery operations in Ed- monton next year. About 130 employees at the Calgary refinery formed a company Calgary Refining Ltd. in September and proposed to buy the plant from Imperial Oil Imperial Oil said it will sell the plant to the highest bidder. JOINT VENTURE Bill Dorman, president of Calgary Refining, said today Mohawk Oil will own 60 per cent of the joint venture should the purchase be successful. Mohawk Oil, a Calgary- based independent company, does not own a refinery but it has been thinking of building one in Edmonton since 1967. "We are really pleased with foreseeable future. Ben Sherwood, Imperial Oil's refinery manager, said several groups, including the employees and Mohawk Oil, have expressed interest in buying the refinery, but no one had yet made a firm offer GROWS 12 FEET The tallest recorded orchid is the terrestrial tree-orchid which grows in the swamps of Uganda up to heights of 12 feet Canadians should get shares MONTREAL (CP) Alvin Hamilton, former Conser- vative resources minister, said yesterday that individual Canadians not companies should get the first offer of shares in an Arctic gas pipeline. In a speech to the Canadian Pipeline Association, Mr. Hamilton offered his advice on how the firms should apply to the National Energy Board for permission to build a line from the MacKenzie delta to Alberta. He said Parliament would be especially interested in the degree of Canadian ownership, management and construction in the project If he were applying to the board, he would show that all the financial institutions had been canvassed for preliminary expenses banks, trust companies, credit unions and so on. "Then I would state that outside of those who had con- tributed to the preliminary ex- penses, not one share or bond would be distributed until every Canadian individual had a chance to buy all he wanted Only after would shares be sold to institutions and com- panies Mr. Hamilton, member of parliament for Qu'Appelle- Moose Mountain, said Canadians had been offered only a small part of the shares of TransCanada Pipelines in 1956 the EARTH CIRCUMFERENCE The equatorial cir-T conference of the earth lmPenal 24.904 44 miles is partnership with the Oil said Don Skagen, Mohawk Oil vice-president. He added that should the purchase be- successful, Mohawk Oil will probably drop its plan to build its Edmonton refinery for the LIMITED NUMBER OF COPIES NOW AVAILABLE 1973 Farm and Ranch Directories A complete listing of all farms and ranches in the Lethbridge trading area, giving complete land locations .00 Available at each Ln_L THE HERALD PRINTERS P.O. Box 516 Lethbridge, Alberta Want to get more out of life? Write to Linda! Don't panic, you don't have to write a flowery letter; just fill in the coupon supplied. Linda's with the Alberta Correspondence School and can show you how you can improve school grades; get your Grade 12, or pick up some special interest subjects, all without quitting your job. Bet you didn't know could learn Beginning Spanish, Basic German or Astronomy through the Alberta Correspondence School You can learn these and many more special interest subjects besides. Get more out of life drop this coupon in the mail Let Linda give you the facts ACSB courses are based on the Provincial curriculum designated as credit courses by the Alberta Department of Education. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LINDA, ALBERTA CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. EDMONTON, ALBERTA LINDA, PLEASE SEND ME COURSES INFORMATION Name Address ;