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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Trie IFTHBRIDCE HHAID Thurtday, Octolur M, TINY REFUGEE A baby stump-tail monkey snuggles In the hands of Dr. David Shacter of the Waterloo Lutheran University psychology department on its arrival from Malaysia. Dr. Shacter says the species is almost extinct because the Vietnam war is wiping out the monkey's natural habitat. Heavy Toll Oi Animals LOS ANGELES (AP) For weeks after the fire, the r.ac- coon wandered aimlessly through the blackened hills in agony. The flames had burned his paws and fur and left him blind. The blaze left nothing on the hillsides to eat. Then he blundered into a fire station in rural Malibu Canyon. A merciful fireman put the raccoon out of its misery. The incident is one of many still occurring in areas raked by September's devastating brush fires. .As they blazed over acres in Southern California they killed thousands of small animals and left untold others burned. "There was a heavy toll Police Commission Deceived-Sykes CALGARY (CP) Mayor Rod Sykes told a public inquiry Wednesday the Calgary Police Commission was deceived by the city force which had sec- retly arranged for a standby Civic Workers Win Increase CALGARY (CP) More than dty inside markers have won pay Increases aver- aging 22 per cent and a 35-hour work week in a two-year con- tract. Salaries for the workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, now range for to a year. Under the new contract, which begins Jan. 1, every em- ployee will receive an initial wage increase of a month. All employees will receive a 6.5-per-cent increase May 1, 1971, and a seven-per-cent in- crease Jan. They now work a SS-'A-hour week. Loans Approved For Calgary OTTAWA (CP) Approval of two loans totalling for construction of low-rental hous- ing projects in Calgary was an- nounced here by Central Mort- gage and Housing Corp. The 50-year loans cover 90 per cent of the cost of construc- tion of 46 housing units intended for low-income families. The city of Calgary will provide the remaining 10 per cent. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldrj. PHONE 328-7634M riot squad during a rock festi- val July 4-5. Earlier testimony before Mr. Justice W. G. Morrow revealed 30 ROMP officers from Edmon- ton were stationed a few blocks away at an army barracks, ready to quell any disturbances. "If they (city police) felt they could not handle their duty, they-should have advised the police commission. "The manner in which it was done is not likely to inspire con- fidence between the police and the police commission." Had a reporter learned of the secret squad and began asking questions, city officials could have been placed in an em- barrassing situation, the mayor said. NOSEY REPORTERS "Uncomfortably, nosey re- porters are one of the greatest protections the public has." The mayor said he feels that in the public's opinion the ulti- mate responsibility for order during the festival rested with himself. Police handling of the rock festival and relations between the city police and the govern- ing police commission have oc- cupied the inquiry during the last six days. The inquiry is into possible civic mismanagement during the last 10 years and covers the administrations of four mayors. The first seven days of tes- timony, in late September, dealt with thefts from the city, reaction of management to the thefts and the role of an alder- man in removal of an apple tree from civic property. For CNIB COALDALE (HNS) A to- tal of was contributed to the Canadian Institute for the Blind during the recent tag day sponsored by the Coaldale Pythian Sisters. Mrs. Les (Jessie) Nolan, con- vener, said it was a complete success. taken of pack rats, rabbits, ground squirrels and other small says Ronald Hein, field superintendent of the state fish and game de- partment. BIG ONES FLED "Larger coyote, other big animals that are fast on their with relatively light, losses, be said. Fish and game personnel surveyed the burned areas and their reports were a sad chronicle of wildlife devasta- tion. Animals and birds were burned fatally in fuUte efforts to escape the flames. Fish died in streams heated by the fires or were killed later when .charred debris clogged the 'water. A deer was found impaled on the limb of a fallen tree, its head pointed west toward safety. Apparently blinded by smoke, it had charged into the limb, pierceing its body. Deer and seen together after the fire, picking their way dazedly across blackened land, instincts forgotten in their flight to safety. The wardens told of hills sa scorched that not even an in- sect crawled or flew. National Park Plan Probed FAIRVIEW (CP) The pos- sibility of a national park along the Peace River Canyon from the town of Peace River to the British Columbia border will be investigated by the Land of the Mighty Peace Tourist As- sociation. A special comrtlittee of the as- sociation has been formed to deal with all aspects of national and provincial parks, a spokes- man said here. Roy Cunningham of Fair, view said the origin and "soul of this country are in that can- yon." Alberta Man Gets Two Years LANGLEY, B.C. Williams, 32, of Rocky Moun- tain House, Alta., pleaded guilty to escaping lawful custody, cri- minal negligence, breaking bail and false pretences and was sentenced to two years and nine months. Williams, who broke away from police Aug. 23 in nearby Matsqui, led them on a in a pickup truck through the Fraser Valley. Three police cars were damaged in the cape bid. World's Longest Gas Pipeline Launched TEHRAN (AP) Tke Shah of Iran and Soviet President Ni- kolai Podgorny pushed buttons at a bridge on the edge of the Caspian Sea today, and natural