Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, September LETHBRIOOE Dateline Alberta Police issue warrant EDMONTON (CP) Police say a Canada wide warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of a 17-year-old Toronto youth, James David Ogle, for charges of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The robbery occurred when a man who had earlier visited an Edmonton store returned with a stocking over his face, carrying a gun. The bandit left after obtain- ing money from the cash register, but returned once more to tear the phone off the wall. Man presumed drowned ROCKY' MOUNTAIN HOUSE (CP) William MacLean, 25, of Rocky Moun- tain House, is missing and presumed drowned in the Ram River 32 miles southwest of here, RCMP reported today. MacLean was fishing Sun- day afternoon when he decid- ed to ride a rubber raft through a narrow gorge in the river. He asked his two com- panions to meet him on the other side of the gorge but failed to show up. RCMP said the raft was spotted by a plane Monday but there was no sign of the man. Search was continuing. Edmonton man killed KAVANAGH (CP) Den- nis S. Simpson, 42, of Ed- monton was killed when the car he was driving left the road and overturned in a ditch on Highway 2 near this com- munity, 20 miles south of Ed- monton. Disabled seek services EDMONTON (CP) A brief prepared on the behalf of handicapped persons suggests city hall establish an advisory council to assist in planning transportation for the dis- abled. The brief, written by members of six handicapped groups, says such a council would advise the city on any service for the disabled, although city council would make the final decisions. The brief also says the Ed- monton Transit Service (ETS) should co-ordinate transporta- tion service for the disabled. Youth dies in crash CALGARY Meivin Gale Eugene Gebert, 16, of Calgary, was killed Tuesday night in a collision between a station wagon and a semi- trailer truck in South Calgary. Two others were injured. Bernard Charles Portlance, 15. of Calgary, was reported in critical condition, and his brother, Marc Edward Portlance, 17, in serious con- dition in hospital Wednesday. Marc Portlance was the driver of the station wagon' and his brother and Gebert were passengers. The truck driver escaped injuries. Gebert was the city's 40th traffic fatality of the year. The Lethbridge Herald Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 64 42 .06 Pincher Creek... 63 38 .03 Medicine Hat 62 32 Edmonton 64 34 Grande Prairie 63 42 Banff........... 61 35 Calgary......... 58 34 .02 Victoria 75 50 Penticton....... 81 90 Prince George 63 40 Kamloops....... 77 45 Vancouver...... 68 58 Saskatoon....... 65 35 .04 Regina 63 35 .08 Winnipeg 68 37 Toronto......... 57 32 Ottawa......... 57 35 Montreal 56 36 St. John's....... 61 47 1.66 Halifax......... 64 40 .02 Charlottetown 5? 38 .20 Fredericton..... 60 31 Chicago 64 61 New York 77 65 Miami.......... 86 80 Los Angeles..... 79 62 Las Vegas...... 91 67 Phoenix 95 74 .36 Mexico City..... 75 55 Honolulu........ 87 70 Athens 77 57 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat regions Mostly sunny today and Friday. Highs today 65 to 70. Lows tonight near 40. Highs Friday near 70. Calgary regions Today: Mostly sunny. Gusty westerly winds this afternoon with chance of a late afternoon shower. Highs near 65. Friday: Sunny. Lows 35 to 40. Highs 65 to 70. Columbia Kootenay regions Today and Friday, except for early morning fog, mainly sunny and warm. Highs both days in the 70s. Lows tonight near 40. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Scattered showers southeast this morning. Clear- ing and cooler all sections to- day and tonight. Sunny and a little warmer Friday. Highs today 65 to 75. Lows tonight 30 to 40 with local frosts. Highs Friday 70 to 80. West of Continental Divide Sunny and warm today and Friday. Highs today 60 to 80. Lows tonight 30s. Highs Fri- day 75 to 85. GOOD IDEA! AdvMiM your pro- duct or In Hw rtMpand MponM nritcfiM on. Can Display Advertising 328-4411 The Letiibridge Herald "Serving and Selling the PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway 6 a m. to 32 midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Coutts open 24 hours: Del Bonita 8 a.m. lo 9 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; PorthiJi Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; 8 a m to 9 p.m.; RooseviHe 8 a.m. to midnight. (Times in Mountain Dayli fit Honey rustlers busy f ec not unreasonable Housing Corporation probe told in Manitoba regions WINNIPEG (CP) It appears Manitoba may have a honey rustler and the provincial beekeepers association is becoming increasingly concerned. Since this spring five major thefts of honey and hives have been reported to the association. The first occurred at Popular Field when 29 hives were taken. This was followed by the disappearance of 27 hives from the Portgage la Prairie area, 25 from Gladstone, and about two weeks ago, 10 hives from the Rosser region. As well, several in- dividual hives and equipment has been stolen in the Brandon area. Randy Barker, secretary of the association, said Wednesday he believes it is the work of the same people in all cases and teels whoever is responsible is definitely experienced in handl- ing bees because of the danger of exposure to the insects. EDMONTON (CP) A judicial inquiry into the Alberta Housing Corp. (AHC) was told Wednesday that a fee paid to Keno Construction Ltd. for six months of work on a Fort McMurray, Alta., subdivision was not unreasonable. Commission counsel said "someone has made the suggestion that the work could have been done for around But Keith Currie and Lawrence Laviolette, two engineers for Stanley and Associates, the firm supervis- ing the work, testified that the AHC got fair value for the money it paid Keno to clear and drain the subdivision. Mr. Currie, who said "anyone who could take it on for would have been in serious financial dif- added that the work could possibly have been Tree kills RED EARTH (CP) A 29- year-old logger, Russell Sinclair of Wabasca, Alta., died when the tree he was cutting at a camp about 40 miles northeast of here fell on him. Red Earth is about 225 miles northwest of Edmonton. done less expensively if it had been tendered. But the AHC wanted work to proceed as quickly as possible. "We began in the spring of 1973 and the terms of reference called for housing in that area by Christmas. That created, I would say, a heavy demand on engineering, planning and construction." Mr. Currie said it saved three or four weeks to give the work to Keno without tendering. "This loss in time would have meant no progress on construction last year." Mr. Laviolette said progress on the work by Keno was monitored by spot checks. He said the company's machinery, some of which operated 22 hours a day, was kept in good condition and he was satisfied with the speed of the work. NO GIFTS Mr. Laviolette and Doug McColl, executive vice presi- dent of the housing cor- poration, said they knew o'f no gifts or payments to anyone in connection with the Fort McMurray work. Mr. McColl said the AHC agreed with Mr. Currie's recommendation that the work be expedited by giving it to Keno without tendering. He said a report from V. T Pollard, an AHC appraiser, Free again Dan Goodman of Indianapolis is greeted by his girlfriend, Debbie Clagg, also of Indianapolis, at the airport after his release from a federal correc- tional institution in Milan, Mich., where he was serv- ing a term for draft violation. KERBER FLOORS 1251 2nd Avenue South Phone 327-0023 SEMI-ANNUAL ENDROLLS REMNANTS CONTRACT CARPETS VINYL SHEET GOODS Open Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m. Corner 3rd Ave. 8th St. S. Phone 327-8548 USE OUR firestone CREDIT PLAN OR. ei BEUS! Firestone STRATO-STREAK BELTS 2 INSTALLED F78 x x G78 x x H78 x x FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT plus BALANCE to stretch tire life! MONEY- SAVING STRENGTH for your CAMPER or LIGHT TRUCK! WIDE TREAD SS 100 Retreads Setvire Swcisilts.1t will 6-ply Nylon Transport EXCHANGE INSTALLED 4-ply Nyion Transport Speed King stated after the Keno work was completed that it had been excellent and fast. Norm Simmons, an Ed- monton lawyer and Fort McMurray contractor, toid the inquiry how Keno acquired the job. He said he agreed in December, 1972, with Keno's principal shareholder, George Harper, to set up a type of joint venture business. Mr. Harper would find work for particular types of heavy equipment and Mr. Simmons would supply the machines on a rental basis. When Mr. Simmons learned from Cohos-Evamy, a consulting firm involved in planning Fort McMurray housing projects, that work in the northeastern Alberta com- munity was available, he took Mr. Harper to the consultants. Keno got purchase orders for clearing a road right-of- way, clearing a gravel pit and draining water pockets in the Beacon Hill subdivision of Fort McMurray, known as Area Two. Mr. Simmons also testified that he supplied Cohos Evamy with an air con- ditioner, but said it was returned. And he said no benefits were advanced to AHC employees from granting Ihe Fort McMurray jobs to Keno. Also testifying Wednesday was Ken Pudwell, former, manager of the Alberta Treasury Branch in Drumheller. who related how Drumheller mayor E. A. Toshach brought in almost in cash in October. 1969. Mr. Toshach earlier told the inquiry that he received the money as a finder's fee in connection with the borrowing of million for the AHC from a German bank. Mr. Pudwell said the money was brought into the Treasury Branch in a briefcase and Mr. Toshack told him. it was a "finder's fee for obtaining a certain loan for a certain client." He said the mayor didn't eleaborate and he didn't think it was his business to ask further questions. UNAVOIDABLY DETAINED STOCKPORT, England (CP) Policeman Jack Pidler accidentally locked himself into a cell with several prisoners. He was released after he tapped an S 0 S on the bars with a pair of handcuffs. 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