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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LCTHtRIOai HERALD Wedlteedey, April Yurko tells student he has no plans to put ban on smoking Cigarette smoking is still a permissable habit in society and there are no immediate plans to ban it, the Alberta minister of the environment says. Bill Yurko, in reply to a letter from a Lethbridge Community College student who requested government action to limit smoking in public places, said a decision on whether to permit smoking in a particular location is up to the local authorities. Tony Dimnik, the concerned student, expressed opposition to a recent dicision by the LCC board of governors to reverse its no smoking m the classroom policy. The governors changed the no smoking policy in a February meeting leaving the decision on whether smoking will be allowed in the classroom to the discretion of individual academic staff members. Mr. Dimnik claims in his letter that the LCC board of governors changed the smoking policy to suit the disobedient minority who disregarded the no-smoking signs in each classroom. Mr. Yurko said he was disappointed to hear the LCC changed its no smoking policy. He also suggested the "minority that wish to smoke should have the courtesy of respecting the clean air rights of their colleagues." Mr. Dimnik said he "had to put up with" smoky classrooms and "cloudy" cafeterias as an inconvenience. But now that he has a respiratory ailment that makes him more sensitive to smoke he wants to know if he has a legal right to clean air. There are laws against excessive water, air and noise pollution, but there are no laws which protect a person's right to good health from being infringed by smokers, he said. "The spirit of our anti-pollution laws can surely be applied to the level of the individual. I believe that a test in the courts could successfully challenge smokers' rights and reaffirm the non-smokers' inalienable rights to health and clean Mr. Dimnik stated in his letter to the minister. The people, he said, who project concern about air pollution in the environment are the same people who are "insensible to, and approving of, smoking in public places." In reply to a question of government initiated studies to determine the harmful effects on people of cigarette smoke in confined areas, Mr. Yurko said he isn't aware of any such studies being carried out in Alberta. Mr. Dimnik has at least one member in the legislature who sympathizes with his demands for legislation to control smoking in public places. Albert Ludwig (SC Calgary Mountain View) introduced a bill in the legislature last month that called for a f 100 fine for people who smoke in public places. The chances of the bill being passed are slim but Mr. Ludwig says his bill is a form of pollution control badly needed in the province. Both Mr. Yurko's and Mr. Dimnik's letters will be presented to the LCC board of governors when it meets tonight. In other business, the governors are expected to reach a decision on whether to eliminate the college's drama program. The decision is to be based on whether the government's Downey Commission on Fine Arts provides the governors with an indication of another source of funding by meeting-time tonight. A report on a special press conference in The Herald March 30 was in error when it reported the program had already been cut in order for LCC to project a balanced budget for In fact, it is a program that may have to be cut if other financial sources are not found. In other business, the board of governors will be presented with a report on an evening bus service to the college, discuss the printing of The Endeavor, the student newspaper, and consider a plea from the Hire-a-student campaign for financial assistance. Hurlburt flays Grits over blunder, oil greed' DEAN LIEN Waste left in ditches Two cases where people have dumped either raw sewage or septic tank residues along roadsides have been brought to the attention of the Barons-Eurecka Health Unit in the last two days Ken Blom, senior public health inspector with the unit, said Tuesday people taking such action are creating a serious potential disease hazard and are liable to prosecution. Persons believed responsible for the dumping in the last several days have been notified to either clean- up the sewage or face legal action, Mr Elom said. He warned residents living in the health unit that unit officers are becoming aware that dumps have been made and that action will be taken. Special! Hoover Model 4018 STEAM DRY IRON Fabric guide. Right or left cord Stainless steel soleplate. 7 Reg. 20.95 Priced to Clear Gill HoKiwms 327-5767 DOWNTOWN 606 608 3rd Ave. S. Lethbridge MP Ken Hurlburt lashed out at the Trudeau government's beef subsidy program, its inaction on inflation, and grandiose Alberta oil sands plans in a speech to his home riding association Tuesday. Addressing the Lethbridge federal Progressive Conservative Association's annual meeting at the El Rancho Motor Hotel, Mr. Hurlburt said the beef subsidy program has brought chaos to the industry and done nothing for the producer or the consumer. But, said Mr. Hurlburt, the major cause of the disastrous situation was the inability of the minster in charge of the Wheat Board, Otto Lang, to decide on a feed grains policy. "Even when the policy was finally announced and implemented, I'm not sure the Hon. Mr. Lang understood the Lethbridge MP said. Mr. Hurlburt said he is not in favor of subsidies but the government's inaction has made a subsidy necessary. What should have been done, Mr Hurlburt told the meeting, was to give the producer a head for his cattle for the first three months of the year, and shut the door on U.S. imports. Canadian government regulations prohibiting the sale of Canadian "DES" beef could have been used to stop U.S. importation without violating any trade agreements, he said. DES, a beef growth stimulant found to have produced cancer in rats, was Former warden to speak Jim Jackson, who recently resigned as warden ot the Calgary Correctional Institution, will be guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Lethbridge district council of the John Howard Society of Alberta. The meeting will be held Friday at 8 p.m. in the Canadian Western Natural Gas Company auditorium on Stafford Drive. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING PhOM 32S-217I CUFF SLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEMCAL DENTAL KM. LmmrUMl PHONE SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION it tta WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVMM SMtk Thursday, April 4th Tint dH Sft Ham f.m ft MMTM Good Silvertone console stereo; nice round dining table and 4 chairs; 3 Frigidaire fridges; Inglis washer- spin dryer; brown chesterfield and chair; blue 8 x 12' rug; Jacobson power mower; wood table and 4 chairs; basin-pipe bender; Viking automatic washer; floures- cent fixtures; 2 single beds, youth bed. good Zenith square tub wringer washer; twin rinse tubs; crib mattress, single box spring, gun rack; book case; yellow bathtub; tow bar; small table saw; radio-record player. Drapes; bedspreads; lamps; TV's occasional chairs; bikes; swing set; gas and electric ranges; TV stand; floor polishers; lawn chairs; pictures; complete beds; 2 Jackal! Jacks; Roto tiller; compressor; record players; 2 baby walkers; floor lamp; chains; dishes; records; TV antennas; floor jack; basket chair; electric mower; large fan; apartment size gas range; blender; chesterfield and chairs; small hand winch; single shot shotgun. 1972 Cnavrowt Mi Ton with Homarnada Campari HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. MtONIMMTN ISM AVI. I LlTHtMOOt newer AUCTKHMIM banned in the U.S. and then Canada, but the U.S. ban was recently lifted giving the American producer an advantage over his Canadian counterparts. "The subsidy would have been the sensible and simple way to make sure the producer could make ends meet arid encourage him to produce more to the benefit of the Mr. Hurlburt. "Instead we have a plan opposed by all ,save Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan, and I've heard, even he's having second thoughts about it." On inflation, Mr. Hurlburt said the PC's do not accept the government's view that nothing can be done about it. He said the party advocates a cutback in government expenditure and extravagance and price control through controlling profit margins and limits on increases in income. "Our policy is against freezing prices at the farm he said, adding that the government's approach of freezing the prices of milk, bread, oil and other products on an ad hoc basis is unjust and unfair. Supplies and Services Minister Jean Pierre Goyer's plan for rapid development of the Athabasca oil sands through a billion foreign loan for 20 olants to be built in five years also drew some scathing remarks from Mr Hurlburt. "Mr Goyer is going across the country expounding his tar sands views to anyone who'll listen and he isn't even energy Mr. Hurlburt remarked. "In fact Energy Minister Donald MacDonald says Mr. Goyer's plans are economically and politically unfeasible so just who's running our government and particularly the government's energy policy? "I don't know. I doubt if anyone else does, but Mr. Goyer goes on .talking about Alberta's oil sands. "NDP MP Frank Howard talks about Alberta's oil sands he's from British Columbia by the way and other Liberal and NDP MP's talk about Alberta's oil sands. "I wish for a minute, they'd sit back and listen to what Alberta, which by law owns the oil sands, has to say about them." The annual meeting elected Dean Lien of Lethbridge to the association presidency, succeeding George Dudley of Magrath. Mr. Lien told the meeting a busy year was coming up with another federal election to prepare for. Mr. Hurlburt, however, said he doesn't expect an election before the end of 1974. Other officers elected at the meeting included four vice- presidents: Bob Babki and Roy Krahn of Lethbridge, Dr. John Walker of Fort Macleod and Mutt Tukishima of Coaldale; treasurer, Roy Montgomery of Lethbridge; recording secretary Irm Dogterom of Lethbridge; corresponding secretary Frank Wood of Pincher Creek, and several regional directors. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Thuncfey IWfMfM MM PMONI 27H BUILDING PACE STEP BEHIND 1973 The pace of construction in Lethbridge for the first three months of the year dropped slightly below the value of construction in the same period last year, figures released by city hall 'Tuesday show. The value of building permits issued by city hall in S March was bringing the three-month total to K S Last year the total value of building permits for the three months was with a March figure of 5j Last March's construction included a permit for the city's new library and a permit for the Lodge Motel on Mayor Magrath Drive, while this March there was no single large project initiated. S Housing accounted for most of March's total with x 47 permits valued at nearly issued for single S family residences and 13 permits worth for g duplexes and apartments. JS 'Food need to triple over next 30 years' World food needs will triple within the next generation, and production must drastically increase to meet the demand, the director- general of research for Agriculture Canada said Tuesday in Lethbridge. B. B. Migicovsky of Ottawa told the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs increasing agricultural research is necessary to meet the increased food needs of the next 20 to 30 years. Research would show how to At the festival Tonight's choir night Lovers of barbershop quar- tettes and church choirs will have a busy evening this evening if they plan to take in all of the scheduled sessions for the Lethbridge and District Kiwanis Music Festival. Featured will be the Teen Clefs, several vocal trios and church choirs from the city and area. The Thursday schedule leans heavily toward woodwind ensembles and will also give time to dramatic poetry and senior piano classes at the University of Lethbridge. All sessions are open to the public and programs and tickets to the Stars of the Festival Concert, set for Sunday at p.m. at the Yates, are available The schedule for this evening is as follows: Yates Memorial Centre Evening 7 p.m., sacred solo, senior female; operatic solo, female; Canadian vocal solo, 19 years and under; p.m. special Lieder, open, folk ballad solo, senior; 8 p m Lieder, 16 years and under; Lieder, 19 years and under; p.m., oratorio solo, female, open; dramatic soprano, open; concert group, open. St. Augustine's Hall Evening 7 p.m., Bible reading 12 year and under; Bible reading, 16 years and under; solo scenes, 14 and under; 8 p.m., Canadian poetry, 16 years and under; solo scenes, 16 years and under; 9 p.m., Canadian poetry, open; Canadian poetry, 19 years and under; solo scenes, excluding Shakespeare, 19 years and under; speech concert recital class, open. Sonthminster Church Evening 7 p.m., pipe organ, Grade D; pipe organ, Grade B, 7.30 p.m., vocal trio, male or female, open; service, fraternal and barbershop chorus; vocal quartette, any combination; p.m., female chorus, any size; senior vocal ensemble, any voices, unconducted; 9 p.m., church choir, mixed voices, any size. Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Evening 7 p.m., brass ensemble, 2 to 6 players, senior; p.m brass ensemble, 16 years and under, 2 to 6 players; pm., concert band. Grade 3. The Thursday schedule is as follows, with all times listed approximate- Yates Memorial Centre Morning a.m., girls' school vocal, Grade 7; a.m.; girls' folk song, 14 years and under; a.m., boys' school vocal, Grade 4; 11 am., girls' folk song. Afternoon p.m., girls' school vocal, Grade 3; 1 45 p.m., girls' school vocal, Grade 8, p.m., girls' vocal solo, 10 years and under; p.m boys' vocal solo, 10 years and under; p m., boys' folk song solo, 12 years and under; boys' folk song solo, 14 years and under. Paramount Theatre Morning a.m., school chorus, Grade 6; a.m., school chorus, selected voices, Grades 10 to 12; a.m., girls' school chorus, Grades 10 to 12; folk song chorus, Grades 7 to 9; folK song chorus, 13 years and under; a.m., folk song chorus, Grades 10 to 12; school chorus, selected voices; Grades 7 to 9; folk song chorus, Grades 7 to 9. Afternoon p.m., boys' school chorus, Grades 4 to 6, selected voices; girls' school chorus, Grades 4 to 6, selected voices; p.m., traditional folk song chorus, Bevan speaks Thursday Educational goals of the Lethbridge public school system will be discussed by George Bevan, director of curriculum, at the luncheon meeting of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs Thursday. Dr. Bevan says the goals will give some basis for assessing the effectiveness of the school system and "give people in the community the opportunity to'get involved in the goal-setting process The meeting will be held at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant with Bob Plaxton, superintendent of'public schools, as chairman. The goals, recently announced by the Lethbridge Public School Board, include a better system of reporting students' progress to parents and development of positive student attitudes towards themselves and others. Grade 1; contemporary folk song chorus, Grades 1 to 3; 3 p.m., school chorus, Grade 3; school recital class, division 1. Southminster Hall Morning a.m., group piano, 1st year; special piano solo, no age limit, two years study, special group piano duet, two years study; 10 a.m., special piano duet, no age limit; piano trio, 12 years and under, a.m.. piano solo, 9 years and under; Bach piano, 12 years and under. Afternoon p.m., English horn, C; clarinet E; p.m., clarinet D; clarinet B; 3 p.m., instrumental sonata, 19 years and under; oboe C, 4 p.m., instrumental solo, 19 years and under. Southminster Upper Hall Morning a.m., lyric poetry, 8 years and under; a.m., dramatic poetry, 10 years and under; 11.15 a.m., Shakespeare solo scenes, 12 years and under. University of Lethbridge Afternoon p.m., piano concerto, senior; piano concerto, junior, 16 years and under; Beethoven sonata, senior; piano concerto, senior. St. Augustine's Hall Morning 8.45 a.m., flute E; flute D: 10-10 a.m., flute C; flute A; French horn A; bass clarinet C; 11 a.m., instrumental contemporary solo, 19 years and under; instrumental concerto, 19 years and under. Afternoon p m., dramatic poetry, 6 years and under; p.m., dramatic poetry, 8 years and under; p.m., dramatic poetry, 12 years and under. Wheat Board trucks grain The Canadian Wheat Board is trucking grain from rural Southern Alberta elevators to the terminal in Lethbridge. CP Rail is not involved in the trucking, as was reported in error in Tuesday's Herald. The trucking program is part of an emergency effort to move grain to the West Coast for export. The grain is hauled to the' Lethbridge Canadian government elevator then loaded aboard a train which is moved weekly by CP rail to Vancouver. FOX DENTURE CLINIC EM. 1922 P. FOK, C.O.M. FOXIfTHMMEKNTALlAt M4 MtMCAL DDfTAL MOO. INSTALLATION ELECTRONK MR CLEANERS 3ZI-M73 WEST COAST SEAFOODS Truckload Sale of Fresh Fish and Seafoods will to hold at GREEN ACRES DRIVH IN on Mayor Magrath Dr. Herring Oysters Halibut Shrimp Salmon Smoked Fish THURS. and FBI., APRIL 4th A 5th 11 a.m. to p.m. Art for price lot and upgrade production from available land and also expand the amount of available arable land, he said. Dr. Migicovsky said Canada is facing crisis in spite of its enormous size. Canada contains 2.3 billion acres but only five per cent, or 115 million acres, are arable, he said. Another two per cent, 40 million acres, could be added to the supply of farmland, he said. Right now, the arable land of Ontario and Quebec equals that of Ohio, and the arable land of the Prairie Provinces that of Minnesota and the Dakotas. He said effective population control are necessary, as well as expanded food production. War is always close to famine no matter which one causes the other, he said. To prevent both, food production must be raised and population growth controlled, the latter in spite of philosophical or religious "hang-ups." Dr. Migicovsky told questioners the problems of distributing a food surplus to the world's hungry are for economists, and involved questions of political philosophy. But the problem of a starving child is the same, whether the child is on one's own doorstep or miles away in the sub-Sahara. He said the "make or buy" policy on research allows government departments to place more research contracts with industry and universities Research in agriculture has been done outside the department for 10 or 12 years, but more will be done in future, he said. The department will retain an "in-house" research capability, but both the current government and the Canadian public are opposed to large increases in the public service. Another development in federal science policy is secondary agriculture research, he said. The department has served farmers well, but some work, both "in-house" and by contract, should begin to serve processing and machinery industries and other agricultural industries. "Despite the quantity and quality of knowledge we have, we need more he said. B. B. MIGICOVSKY Library closing to open The Lethbridge Public Library will close Friday so it can be officially opened. Chief Librarian George Dew told the library board Tuesday the staff would be making last-minute preparations in the morning, and would be conducting an open house for the public after the ceremony. The ceremony will begin at p.m. Board chairman Bill Russell will make opening remarks, Mr. Dew will introduce the board's special guests and Mayor Andy Anderson will speak on behalf of city council. Kay MacLeod, deputy chairman of the library board, will introduce Chief Judge L. S. Turcotte of the Southern Alberta District Court. Chief Judge Turcotte will cut a ribbon and the library will be open. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SdmirhBldt 222 5th St. S. 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