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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 1HS IFtHBRIDGE HTRALD Wedimidoy, Ssplember 4, 1972 Eldon Trogrcs su'e Conservative MP fcr Cal- gary North, said Tuesday an independent invest igation should te carried out in tho uf Joseph Rnffcrty, a for- raer KCMP officer. "If there Is a problem of this nature, it should be Investigat- ed he said in mi interview. "It would the RCMP anci also guarantee rights to any person like Mr. Rafferty." Mr. Eiafferty, 21, of Toronto, has said he was discharged from the force Aug. 23 after 16 sometimes harried months of service, during which he once tried to kill himself. He said Iw was uncertain about the real reason for Ins dismissal. "Any investigation should have a report from a pshychol- ogist and said Mr. Woolliams, the Conserva- tive's justice critic. "The RCMP is a pretty rig- orous job and like any other job, it has cerlain characteris- tics which demand very stable individuals.11 Premier W. A. C. Bennett said in Kelowna being relieved of his office has taken another 10 years off his age making him 3C. Mr. Bennett, who will cele- brate his 72nd birthday Wednes- day, contended during the elec- tion campaign that lie could take 25 years off his age be- cause he d.idn't smoke, drink or play around at night. Former KCMP assistant com- missioner in Ottawa, Albert Hugct, 52, today was sworn in as chief of the Regina police department and promised that good community relations would be a policy of his ad- ministration. Chief Huget, who succeeds Arthur G. Cookson who resigned earlier this year, said he doesn't believe in a "tough" police force. Defeated Social Credit cabi- net minister Phil Gaglardi has told churchgoers to "forg i v B and forget." Speaking at a church ser- vice in Vancouver, the Penta- cosial minister from Karnloops said "it doesn't pay to get vin- ELDON WOOLLIAMS Urges Tirjip Pri and urged the congre- gation to clear their hearts o! grudges and hatred. Asked about the defeat nf the government in which he has been rehabilitation minister, he said the New Democratic Party won the Aug. 30 election by de- fault. "The majority of the people aren't socialists but many of them were thinking the prov- ince needed a stronger opposi- tion because we had loo much Mr. Gaglardi said. "The reason I was defeated was he said. Number one was complacen- cy by the voters and second the re-emergence of the Conservatives, he said. Harold Ballard, president of Maple Leaf Gardens, has gained a delay in liis sentencing on charges of fraud and theft from the sports arena. Ballard, convicted Aug. 15 on charges involving almost 000, was to have been sen' tenced next Thursday. Judge Harry Deyman has changed the c'tite to Oct. 20 at the request of defence counsel Mr. J. J. Rob incite. Because of the current Can- ada-Russia hockey series, some doubt had arisen about the availability of character wit- nesses Mr. Roblnetle plans to call on Ealtard's behalf. Alaska WASHINGTON (AT) The U.S. Interior Department an- nounced today an agreement with tile state of Alaska con- cerning 40 million acres of land claimed by both (he state and federal governments. It provides that Alaska "re- linquished Us claim to a sub- stantial part of the acreage m dispute and the interior depart- ment agrees to make certain key areas available for state the announcement said. Some of the land will be for Alaskan natives. A "memorandum of under- standing" was signed by Inte- rior Secretary Rogers C. B. Morton and Alaska Gov. Wil- liam A. Eaan. Alaska brought suit in May, contending that Morton had ex- ceeded his authority in with- drawing 42 million acres for various federal and native uses out of 77 million acres the state had requested in January. The state had requested that the 77 million acres be made immediately available for its selection. Alaska holds title to about five million acres and has control over about 17 mil- lion acres, leaving unsatisfied most of the land total it is en- titled to under provisions of the act that made Alaska a state. Under the agreement an- nounced today, the suit is dis- missed "with prejudice." Morton and Egan said the settlement "mil permit the complex and interlocking proc- ess of land actions by Alaska natives, the state and the fed- eral government to proceed un- der the terms of both the 1971 Native Claims Settlement Act and the Statehood Act without needless delay." IN LONG USE Pioneer Canadian farmers used flails to thresh their grain that were the same as those used in biblical times. Hoiv to become candidate OTTAWA CCP) Just about all it takes to get your name on the ballot for the Oct. 30 fed- eral election is 5200 and 25 sig- natures. Any Canadian citizen who is 19 years old or more is eligible to run for Parliament. To become an official candi- date, he lias to hand in a deposit, which is refundable if he gets at least half the votes of the winning candidate, and present a list of 25 signatures of qualified voters in that con- stituency who support his can- didacy. For 243 constituencies, (ho Questions being raised over Salt Lake drilling SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Proposed oil and gas explor- ation in the Great Sal; Lake has aroused concern in some areas about the possible effects on wildlife, salt production and the lake bed itself. Edwin Rawley, chief of plan- ning of the Utah division of Three remanded iii kidnap case CALGARY (CP) Three Calgary men charged with the Aug. 10 kidnapping of 17-year- old Afarlene Hashman were re- manded to Sept. 12 wlien they appeared in provincial court. Two of the men Donald Wayne Matheson and Michael Matheny, both 27 were ar- rested shortly after the girl was freed when her father delivered in ransom. Louis Salon, 29, was arrested Aug. 24. All three face separate charges. Miss Hashman, daughter of construction executive Sam Hashman, was taken from her home and held for 14 hoars until the ransom was delivered. The money was recovered. Matheny was released last week on bail. Matheson and Salon are being held in cus- tody. Stands trial for murder EDMONTON (CP) David Wercnka, 20, formerly of Atha- basca, Alta., is to stand trial Sept. 19 for the non-capital mur- der of Jane Walkcy of Edmon- ton 1! months ago. Committed for trial Tuesday, be was ar- rested after Miss Walkey, 2.1, was found stabbed and beaten to death in her apartment last Oct. K. wildlife resources, and David C. Raskin, conservation chair- man of the Utah chapter of the Sierra Club, are among those raising questions about the pro- posals. Rawley said his concern is about effects on waterfowl management areas around the lake's perimeter. He says he'll submit another statement after studying testimony from a pub- lic hearing last week at the di- vision of state lands regarding the two companies that seek to lease acres of the lake bee1 for oil and gas exploration. No opposition to the explor- ation was voiced at the hearing and the two Production Co. and Marvin Wolf, in association with Gas Producing Enterprises pledged elaborate precautions to prevent oil spills and protect the environment. ENDORSED DRILLING The stale division of nil and gas conservation endorsed the drilling and exploration propos- als. Raskin says little is known about (he lake's nature and studies should be made to de- termine whether there are risks in granting the leases. R. J. Fuchs, manager of the Lakepoint plant of Hardy Salt Co., said he was not officially notified of the hearing, but had previously written the land board to express his "uncon- ditional opposition to such oper- ations on the Great Salt Lake. "Should an oil spill take place in the Great Salt Lake during our pumping season and enter our intake, our entire crop of salt for the year could be Fnchs said. deadline for nominations is noon standard time, Oct. 10. In 2) outlying constituencies, the closing date is Oct. 2. The Oct. 10 date is almost a week earlier than in past elec- tions, when nominations gener- ally closed two weeks before election day. Under the new system, nominations close three weeks beforehand and would have closed Oct. 9 if that had not been the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The Canada Elections Act was changed in June, 1970. The vast majority of the 000-plus candidates in the 264 constituencies will have party names listed beside their names on the ballot. To get the handi- cap, as the case may a party label, a candidate must be officially sponsored by a registered party. EIGHT REGISTERED The office of Hie chief elec- toral officer reported Tuesday that eight parties have been provisionally registered. In al- phabetical order, they are: Canada. Party of Canada, Democratic Party. Parti Canadien Francis. Conservative Party. O.-edit Party. Canadian Party. A party name, however, will only appear on the ballot if that party has nominated candidates in at least 50 constituencies by Oct. 2. If not, the party loses its registration. The 21 constituencies where nominations close Oct. 2 are: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Coast Chilcotin, Prince George- Peace River, Skeena, Ath- abasca, Peace River, Rocky Mountain, Mackenzie, Meadow Lake, Churchill, Nonavista- Trinity-Conception, Burin-Bur- geo, Gander-Twillingate, Grand Falls White Bay Labrador Jlumber-St. George's-St. Barbe, Abitibi, Manicouagan, Coach- rane, Kenor-Rainy River and Thunder Bay. NABS GEMS CFIICAGO (AP) A man wearing a ski mask robbed Die Field Museum of Natural His- tory's gem collodion early Tuesday of an undetermined amount of jewels. 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