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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHDRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, Soplombor 53, 1970 Interim Basis Gas Mate Hike To Be Granted CALGARY (CP) Tile pub. lie utilities board is not expect- ed to make a decision on a proposed 13-per-ccnt increase in natural gas rales More Feb. 'l, 1971, Ilie date it becomes ef- fective. "The board will certainly no have a chance to write a de- cision before Feb. chairman Walter Nobbs said Tuesday a the opening of the public hear ing. "However, a system of in terim rates should satisfy all parties." The Canadian Western Nat ural Gas Co. Ltd. wants the in crease to take effect Feb. 1 in 91 southern Alberta communi ties. Mr. Nobbs said the interim rates will conform to Canadian Balloonists Still Missing NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard added seven air- craft today to the Canadian and American search force combing choppy seas off Newfoundland for three adventurers who dis- appeared Monday while trying to cross the Atlantic in a bal- loon. No trace of the men and a found Tuesday when seven planes and three cutters took part in the search. Searchlights were used to continue the operation through the night. The coast guard said the aug- mented force of 14 planes and three cutters would cover an area of a little more than square miles today. Aboard the 80-foot-high bal- loon, named The Free Life, Were Malcolm Brighton, 32 a British aeronautical engineer and professional balloonist, and Hodney Anderson, 32 year old New York commodity broker and his wife Pamela, 28. DIETRICH DENTURE ClINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic National Store Bldg. PH. 327-7244 Lethbriclge Western's proposed scheduli but added if tire board decide against the increase a rebate would be ordered equal to the extra money CWNG customer., paid. He agreed to a City of Cal gary request that the hearings be split into two sessions. Ca nadian Western will presenl its evidence this week and the city opposing the increase, will in troduce its case early in Jan uary. W. K. Moore, counsel for the city, applied for the delay with the support of the City of Leth bridge and Western Co-opera live Fertilizers Ltd., the only other interveners in the company's application. "We find cm-selves to the position where our exp.ert wit nesses desire and need extra time for their presentations They must have time to eval- uate and study the information suDohed. The gas company's first wit ness, senior vice-presidenl D. B. Smith, told the hearing "It has become apparent thai in 1970 we will not be earning our present allowed rate of re- turn of 7% per cent with the current rates." He said Canadian Western is having difficulty raising capital because the existing authorized rate' of return is unattractive to investors. The gas company, in addition to ils request for the increase, also is seeking a boost in its allowed rate of return. With.the rate schedule pro- posed by Canadian Western, the 1971 rate of return would be B-ls per cent, dropping to 8.17 per cent in 1972, Mr. Smith said. "Our increased revenue in 1971 would be about mil- lion over and above what wpuld x realized on existing rates." The company's last major rate increase was in 1959. Mr. Smith warned the proposed in- crease may have to be Mow- ed by further rate boosts. The hearing continues. LethbridgeCity Solicitor John Hammond is expected to >e attending the Calgary hear- ings for about a week. He was accompanied to Calgary Tues- day by Alderman C. W. Chich- ester and Utilities Director Oli Irdos. ONE OF 37 This is one of 37 homes estimated to have been destroyed by flames which swept over some 200 acres in the Berkley Hills Tuesday. Some 12 other homes were reported damaged. No one'was hurt. Of- ficials said it was the worst fife since 1923 when a major blaze caused million in property loss. Grasshoppers Steal Bus Fares CALGARY (CP) A public inquiry into possible miscon- duct by city officials was told Tuesday that many means have been devised to violate transit system fare boxes, in- cluding the use of gum even grasshoppers. Bertram Freeman, an admin- istrative assistant in the city account ing department anc closely connected with transit operations, said the grasshop- pers and gum were attached to a string and lowered into the fare boxes to retrieve tickets or coins. He told the public inquiry be- fore Mr. Justice W. G. Morrow of the Northwest Territories Court that most ways of cheat- ing the transit system involved sleight of .hand but there were other means of tampering with the fare boxes. To prevent these methods from becoming common knowl- edge, they were read into the record as confidential items. Justice Morrow said he was a great believer in public hear- ings, he has been involved ei- ther as counsel or commission- er in six, but wanted to avoid conducting "a.crime The inquiry is to cover sev- eral areas of civic activities since 1960 and the administra- tions of mayors Harry Hays, Four Women Shot ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A state labor department em- ployee reported for work today, iulied a rifle from a box wrapped in Christmas paper and killed four women employ- ees, each with a well-aimed shot. Then he took his own life. The gunman, police said, went .0 a stairwell on the second floor placed the weapon in his mouth and fired his last bullet. He toppled down the stairs, dead. The man was identified as Jo- seph W. White 25, of Albany, an administrative analyst for the epartment. The women, all ecretaries, were identified as >andra L. Peters, 24, a recent dde; Patricia Chromick, 22; Linda D. Willis, 21; and Mary Ann Reinsche, 27. District Attorney Arnold Pros- cm indicated the shootings were eliberate. Asked whether Vhite had fired indiscrimina- tely, Proskin said: "No, he skipped some." A motive for the shootings was not immediately deter- mined. SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS Post Offices dose Doors EDMONTON (CP) Seven more rural post offices will be closed Sept. 30, the director ol the Edmonton postal district announced here. It will bring to 45 the num- ber of rural post offices closed in the Edmonton district since Jan. 1, 1970, when the post of- fice department started to cen- tralize delivery points. The Edmonton district ex- tends from Lacombe in cen- tral Alberta to the Northwest Territories. The post offices to be closed Sept. 30, with new transfer points in brackets: Harmon Valley Pembridge Flat Lake (St. Tolland Co- desa Magnolia (Evansburg) and Valhalla (Valhalla ELECTED PRESIDENT A. Gordon Archibald of Hali- fax, president of Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Co. Ltd., was elected president of tho Canadian Chamber of Commerce, The 59-year-old former college boxing cham- pion will be the chief spokes- man for Hie national federa- tion of SCO boards of trade and chambers of commerce with a membership of about business leaders. Perjury Trial Set KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) RCMP Constable Robert Cam eron Cumming was orderec Tuesday to stand trial in coun tv court on three charges o perjury in testimony he gave in a narcotics case. Cumming conducted an un dercover investigation for twi months this spring, which let to 20 persons in Kamloops being charged with trafficking MLA Foresees Independence For Quebec VANCOUVER (CP) Que- bec's liberation movement has passed the point of no return and must press on to the prov- ince's complete independence Claude Charron, Parti Que- secois Member of the Quebec National Assembly for St. Jac- ques, Montreal, said here Tues- day. Mr. Charron, at 23 Quebec's youngest MLA, assured an au> iience of 500 University of Brit- sh Columbia studenls that it is only a matter of time until his province becomes an indepen- dent nation. MISS CLAIROL HAIR COLOR Reg. 2.25. SPECIAL 1.44 NICE 'Ni EASY HAIR COLOR 1.49 Reg. 2.2S.. SPECIAL OLD SPICE SPECIAL 1 CENT SALE SAVE 99c SPECIAL 1 .76 QUICK HOME PERM Reg. SPECIAL Reg. 2.39, SPECIAL 99c BENYLIN COUGH SYRUP 4-or. bottle. Reg. 1.20. SPECIAL.......... 97 THURSDAY SPECIAL KING SIZE Ctn. of 200 CIGARETTES M CASH ONLY Ctn. of 200. 4.39 Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sundays and Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7p.m. to 9 p.m. SUPER SAVINGS AT Jhrittway