Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Constable cleared Saturday, September LETHBRIDQE HERALD-3 Free health services scheduled in death to go into operation in 1973 Prince treated like a king Mary had her little lamb, but Prince, a hand- some collie owned by Mr. and Mrs. Russel Anstey, Pottstown, Pa., goes to school every day on his own. He dashes across the street at recess time and gets petted, mobbed and loved by the kids. Martha Wolf- gang, 8, shows her love and gets loved in return. Army's new PR chief worked at Suffield OTTAWA (CP) A former Second World War bomber pilot takes over as head of the armed forces information services next month. The defence department an- nounced here Col Lloyd C Morrison of Ottawa and Delo- raine, Man has been promoted to the rank of brigadier-general. Gen Morrison, 48. will take over as director-general of in- tormation next month, replac- ing Brig -Gen Louis A Bourgeois of Ottawa. Gen Bourgeois, 57. is retir- ing to take a position outside the public service He has headed the information ser- vices since the controversial integration of the three armed iorces in 1964 Gen Morrison flew Lan- caster bombers with the RAF during the Second World War. He attended the University of Manitoba after the war and joined the RCAF in 1948 Before joining services he flew with a search and rescue squadron in British Columbia and worked at the defence re- search establishment at Suf- field, Alta and at an air training centre in Rivers, Man. Medicine Hat on CTV list OTTAWA (CP) dian Radio-Television Com- mission has announced renewal of five Alberta televi- sion licences. The licences, renewed from Oct. 1, 1973 to March 31, 1978 affect CFCN Calgary, CFCN Drumheller, CFCN Banff, CFCN Brooks and CFCN Bassano. In its decision the commis- sion notes that the licensee is exploring ways to extend CTV television network service to Medicine Hat. GLEICHEN (CP) A cor- oner's inquest absolved RCMP Constable Donald Pittenreigh of all blame in the death of Henry Low Horn who was killed instantly Aug. 29 when an RCMP patrol van operated by Constable Pittenreigh drove over him. The accident occurred on a CPR right of way near Gleichen, 50 miles southeast of Calgary. But the verdict was not reached before Mr. Low Horn's family and their counsel objected strongly to the manner in which the case was investigated and handled by the RCMP. "I don't see how the public can be satisfied with an investigation carried out by brother said defense counsel Bill Stillwell, referring to the fact Gleichen RCMP investigated the acci- dent and prepared the evidence for the inquest. Constable Pittenreigh testified he was driving down a trail, mainly used by pedestrians, to look for children who often hid in the buses, when he felt the patrol van's right front wheel go over something. He im- mediately stopped and found JVIr. Low Horn's body which he moved off the road. Pathologist Dr. Otto Huhn of Calgary testified Mr. Low Horn's blood-alcohol content was .39 per cent. Mr. Low Horn probably was in a com- otized state at the time of the accident. EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government an- nounced Friday that the program of free optical and dental care and free medical and surgical appliances for senior citizens will go into operation by Dec. 31 at the latest. "If we can make it sooner, we Bruce Rawson, chief deputy minister of health and social development, said in a news release. "Until then, senior citizens should retain receipts for such services." The program was first an- nounced in August when Bob Dowling, consumer affairs minister and deputy premfer Dr. Hugh Horner indicated the services for senior citizens would be available almost im- mediately. The government said the rapid rise in the cost of living has led to rapid implementa- tion of the program. All Albertans over 65 are eligible if they and their dependents are registered with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission. Starting Oct. 1, senior citizens in Alberta who now receive the guaranteed supplement will receive an ad- ditional a month. As of Oct. 1 senior citizens will receive federal old-age security payments of a month. The maximum monthly federal guaranteed income supplement is Thp province's a month will be extra. Federal old-age security for a couple will be a month, plus a maximum supplement of a month. Base closures rumors spiked OTTAWA (CP) The de- fence department discounted rumors Friday that it has decided to close nine armed forces bases but admitted such closures are always part of cost-cutting considerations. The rumors were reported by Bruce Stirling, public relations officer for the Union of National Defence Employees He said the union was told of the decision by a Liberal Member of Parliament. 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