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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednttday, Septtmbor i HE LETHBRIDGE Dateline Alberta Dealer fined EDMONTON (CP) An Edmonton car dealer was fin- ed Tuesday after being found guilty of selling used cars with rolled-back odometres. Provincial Judge Carl H. Rolf levied the fines against Stedelbauer Chevrolet Old- smobile Ltd. after finding the company guilty on eight charges of fraud and one Highway Traffic Act charge of turning back odometres. The car dealer had original- ly been charged with 20 counts of turning back odometres but the crown prosecutor told the court he was calling no evidence on 19 of those charges and they were dis- missed. The car firm had also been originally charged with 10 counts of fraud but only found guilty on eight when the prosecutor called no evidence on two of them. Miners return to work HINTON (CP) Coal miners on strike since May 4 at the Cardinal River coal mine near here returned to work Tuesday after settling their dispute with the com- pany. Mike Tamton, president of Local 1656, United Mine Workers of America, said the men voted to accept a new contract proposal Monday. The new two-year contract is retroactive to January and provides for an increase to an hour from and another raise to an hour by next January for the more than 120 workers, he said. Jobless rate declines EDMONTON (CP) -Alber- ta's unemployment rate in August stood at two per cent of the labor force, down from 2.3 per cent in July and 3.9 per cent one year ago, Labor Minister Bert Hohol said today. He said the rate is second to Saskatchewan's level of 1.6 and compares with a national rate of 4.4. The province's labor force totalled in August, up from in July and 000 a year ago and there were employed test month, an increase of over July. Merger talks under way EDMONTON (CP) The Journal says preliminary dis- cussions are under way aimed at merging the two proposals for major petrochemical developments in Alberta. The newspaper says spokesman for the firms in- volved confirmed Tuesday that preliminary discussions were being held, but declined further comment. The initial proposal by Dow Chemical and Dome Petroleum Ltd. to build a ma- jor ethane extraction plant and ethylene manufacturing facility with twin pipelines has been stalled for months, first by a delay in approval by the National Energy Board and more recently by a federal court ruling. The second proposal, backed by Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co. Ltd., for a wholly Alberta based petrochemical development, is still in the engineering stage. The Lethbrulge Herald Weather SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge......59 33 .20 Medicine Hat 60 33 .05 Edmonton 38 35 .28 Banff........... 47 31 .31 Calgary......... 47 30 .02 Victoria........ 68 46 Prince George 55 32 Kamloops....... 66 50 .01 Vancouver......65 48 Saskatoon....... 49 37 .40 Regina......... 57 40 .27 Winnipeg....... 54 50 .49 83 65 Ottawa......... 60 51 .16 Montreal 61 54 .05 St. John's....... 64 42 .03 Halifax......... 65 54 Charlottetown 62 48 Fredericton.....66 46 FORECAST: Lethbridge Today: Cloudy. Periods of light rain this morning with snow in the mountains. Highs in the mid- 405. Thursday: Clearing. Increasing westerly winds during the afternoon. Lows near 30. Highs 55 to 60. Medicine Hat region Today: Cloudy with a few periods of light rain this mor- ning. Highs in the mid-40s. Thursday: Clearing. Lows near 30. Highs 55 to 60. Calgary regions Today: Cloudy. Occasional wet snow near the mountains this mor- ning. Highs in the mid 40s. Tonight: Partial clearing. Lows 30 to 35. Thursday: Mainly sunny. Increasing westerly winds. Highs near 60. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Warning of frost or freeze tonight. Cloudy with showers today. Snow over mountains and foothills. Clearing and colder tonight with frost or below freezing temperatures many areas. Thursday mostly fair and warmer. Highs today 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Thursday 55 to 65. West of Continental Divide Warning of frost or freeze tonight. Scattered showers in valleys today with snow over mountains. Clearing and colder tonight with frost or below freezing temperatures many areas. Thursday mostly fair and wanner. Highs today mostly Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Thursday 60s. GOOD IDEA! doctor in BW HoceWe Can Display AdvwtWng 3MM411 fltc Letltbruige Her "Serving and Selling the South" OF ENTRY opening art "cfostos Carway 6 a.m. to 12 midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to1 10 p.m.; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Portirill-Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; a.m. to midnight. (Times in Mountain Davlietit Time.) Banff appeals for help to ease labor shortage BANFF (CP; With two area motels closed because they couldn't get staff and a" shortage of 400 motel workers expected within two weeks, the Banff Advisory Council is appealing for help to Canada Manpower. Council will write Canada Manpower that there is "a drastic need for help" for motel workers in Banff National Park. "Let them try to solve our says council chairman Wally Dowhaniuk. "It's their responsibility." Mr. Dowhaniuk. said in an interview that the Pinewoods Motel in Banff closed Sept. 1 because it couldn't get staff. He said between 150 and 200 persons now are needed in Banff to work as chamber- maids and for other laboring jobs. Gary Charlton, president of the Banff Motel Owners Association, says the Wapta Lodge near Lake Louise was also forced to close because it couldn't get help. He said motels in the Banff area need 480 persons within two weeks as the remainder of university students working here during the summer vaca- tion return to campus. The Banff Springs Hotel was recently allowed to import 50 Mexican workers after repeated failures to hire Cana- dian workers. Mr. Dowhaniuk said mote owners are prepared to brink in foreign labor on a year round basis from September to May and hir- Canadian students in thi summer. School food program to run again this year EDMONTON (CP) A provincial government program under which nutritional food is distributed free in schools has won overwhelming approval from parents, students and teachers, and will be run again this year on a larger scale. Edna Clarke of the policy and liaison secretariat in the agriculture department, program chairman, said in an interview teachers reported that the program led to im- proved school attendance, increased attention span and fewer behavior problems. The project was launched in 1973-74 with a budget of about and involved about 1, 900 students in eight Ed- monton elementary schools. The new program, with similar duration of 100 days will involve children un- der Grade 10 and cost abou "We think that in Albert.' we are in the vanguard of im- proving nutrition by givinj. people an opportunity to lear more about said Mrs. Clarke. Eyesight restored Bonilyne Chambers sees her doll clearly now following a cornea transplant last Friday at the Sunnybrook Medical Centre, University of Toronto. The 14-year- old Antigua girl, who until last Friday could see only "big things like cars and now has almost total sight following the operation. Wage adjustment at Kaiser plant VANCOUVER (CP) Wages of employees of Kaiser Resources Ltd. will be adjusted above current contract Oct. 1. the company said Tuesday. In a two-year contract ex- piring Dec. 31, 1975. wages were to increase Jan. 1, 1975 by 35 to 45 cents an hour for members of the United Mine Workers of America. The adjustment provides an additional 25 to 55 cents an hour with the total amount becoming effective Oct. 1, 1974. Wages will then range up to an hour for skilled tradesmen from an hour for laborers. Kaiser president Edgar F. Kaiser Jr. said the company decided to adjust wages "in the interest of being com- petitive with other industries in Western Canada and in the interest of treating our employees on a fair and equitable basis." Cominco strike talks scheduled to resume TRAIL, B.C. (CP) Negotiations between Cominco Ltd. and the United Steelworkers of America were to "resume here Wednes- day afternoon. Izzy successor sought WINNIPEG (CP) The Manitoba Liberal party will select a new leader sometime after Feb. 1. 1975. At a meeting in Winnipeg Saturday the provincial coun- cil voted to let the party ex- ecutive find a location for a convention and fix a date for the convention no sooner then Feb. 1. The strike by steelworkers here and at com- pany operations in Salmo and Kimberley began July 1. Negotiations broke off July 19. Union spokesman Monty Alton said lie felt the company was serious when it indicated during the weekend interest in a new round of discussions. The company's last offer was an increase to 15.10 an hour from for laborers and to an hour from 15.55 for tradesmen in the first year of a two-year contract. Wages for the second year would be open to renegotiation in 1975 with the union retain- ing the right to strike. The union wants employees to be eligible for a full pension at age 55 after 30 years ser- vice. Englishman gets 7 years EDMONTON (CP) A resident of Warrington, England, was given a seven- -year prison term Tuesday after he admitted importing about 60 pounds of hashish into Canada. Francis Alexander Beker pleaded guilty before provin- cial Judge Carl H. Rolf to a charge of importing the drug into the country. Once the guilty plea was entered, a similar charge against his 30-year-old wife, Mary, was withdrawn at the request of the crown. An ad- ditional joint charge of posses- sion of hashish for the purpose of trafficking was also withdrawn. The court was told the 24- year-old Englishman was arrested by the RCMP on Sept. 4 after arriving at Ed- monton International Airport on a flight from Amsterdam. LETHBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL DINNER and INSTALLATION Featured Speaker R. W. "Bob" CHAPMAN President, The Alberta Chamber of Commerce Chairman, The Alberta Opportunity Company HIGHLIGHTS Installation of President Cleve Hill and the 1974- 75 Board of Directors. Presentation of the Honorary Life Membership to Mr. C. J. F. "Charles" Beny. THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 EL RANCHO CONVENTION CENTRE per person from the Chamber office. Phone 327-1586 Dress Optional Open to members, non-members and guests. MOVING ON SALE: SEPT. 11th to 14th WHILE QUANTITIES LA Custom Built Executive Home Located on large comer lot on quiet crescent fenced and landscaped. 1716 sq. ft. and 625 sq. ft of de- veloped Exterior brick front and Rusco steel "No Paint" siding. Features include double entry door to Jarge carpeted living room with bay window. Formal dining room, kitchen with solid maple cup- boards and ealing area. Sunken Jamily room with panelled walls, carpet and open hearth fireplace. Enter into large sheltered patio through sliding doors. Laundry room. 4ih bedroom and bath on main floor. Large carport and tool shed. RV or motor home parking in back yard. Second floor has master bedroom with a private 3 pc. bathroom. 2 bedrooms with luxurious shag carpet and large 3 piece bathroom. Developed basement in taste- ful Spanish decor with upholstered bar. Two forced air furnaces and power humidifier, Rusco steel slid- ing windows, asphalt shingle roof, gas outlet for bar- becue. Close so school and bus service. One of best quality built homes in Lethbridge. locked in" mortgage available. Sale by 1921 21 Ave. So. For appointment Phone 326-7068 NEW STORE MANAGER'S Misses'Crimpkntt Pull-On SLACKS New Fall Shades CRIMPLENE WILL-0- CRISP perlb. McCormick 2 Ib. Bag COOKIES Men's Nylon HOSE Reg. 79C Flannelette Long Gown 4-6X. 2 88 3 Ply New Fall PHENTEX Misses' Cardigans Pullovers 333 Chrome KITCHEN CHAIRS Mix'N Match Corner 4th Ave. A 6th Street South Downtown Lethbridge I ;