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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Tuttday, April What kind of licence does Snoopy have, anyway? Why chase it when you can drive it, seems to be the at- titude of three-month-old Snoopy who has taken charge of his master's Jeep. If Snoopy is setting a trend for other dogs in the city, it may not be unusual in the near future to see dog catchers chasing cars. Fertilizer price monitor proposed Council briefs To alleviate a possible shortage of tons of fertilizer this spring, the provincial government in co- Edmonton MLA here Thursday Communications between the government and public regarding the design of government programs will be the topic of discussion Thursday at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs MLA Dave King (PC Edmonton Highlands) will be the guest speaker at the noon luncheon at Sven Encksen's Famih Restaurant. Premier Bake Broil OVENS Bakes, broils, toasts, grills, warms. Range type element Thermostat heat control Drip tray. Most useful appliance m the kitchen Ideal for gifts home use. Priced from 26.95 to 39.95 CillHousewires 327-5767 operation with Unifarm will establish a price monitoring system In October the fertilizer industry estimated a 25 per cent increase in fertilizer demand for Western Canada and committed itself to supplying this requirement. However, revised estimates point to an increase demand of about 35 per cent. If it materializes, it could mean a short fall in the order of tons. Hugh Horner, minister of agriculture, Monday expressed concern over escalating farm input costs that could be aggravated by tight supply situations To alleviate this situation, prices of regularly formulated, bagged fertilizer for selected points within the province will be made public through Unifarm. The supply situation will also be monitored to help towards adequate distribution. Dr Horner said in a government statement the program should help overcome regional disparities that otherwise might occur both in price and supply. Farmers are invited to launch legitimate complaints concerning the fertilizer trade with Helmut Entrup, The Farmers' Advocate, Room 1101, Agriculture Building, 9718 107th St, Edmonton Their complaints will be brought to the attention of the trade. City promotion tabled City council will meet the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta before deciding on a convention promotion policy. The association earlier asked for a convention promotion grant of from council but the matter was tabled pending further discussion. A date has not yet been set for the meeting. In the meantime, council agreed to include for convention promotion in the city economic development department budget. The decision facing council is whether or not the city should set up its own convention association to do the job for it, or, presumably, whether to spend money for tha't purpose at all. A number of industrial land sales were given council approval Monday. Ritchfield Properties Ltd. was given permission to purchase 10.4 acres as a site for three multi-tenant multi- use warehouse buildings. Because some of the land in that proposal had already been optioned to Lethbridge Iron Works, a new option was worked out with that company giving it seven acres elsewhere in the industrial park. The original option was for five acres Relocation of the Iron Works plant from its downtown site is said to be dependent upon approval of a DREE grant. Eugene Welterlich Construction Ltd. will be offered options on three separate industrial park parcels for different industrial buildings. The land will be sold in all the agreements for the going rate of per acre serviced. A request for angle parking Institute of agrologists names officers for 1974 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Eat 1922 PHONE 3274565 E. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHIMME DENTAL LAI 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BUM. WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT US for all your BAKERY NEEDS We offer HIGHEST QUALITY PREPARED BY MASTER BAKERS BAKED FRESH DAILY REASONABLY PRICED SVEN ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP 328-8161, Cor. 3rd Avenue Mayor Magratn Drive The departmnet head of the local conservation and development branch of the provincial department of agriculture has been elected president of the Lethbridge branch of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. Akos Pungor replaces Dave Bowden, a research scientist with the Canada Research Station, as president. Others elected to the executive were: Rod Chernos, poultry specialist with the Alberta department of agriculture, secretary; Bernie Sonntag, Canada Research Station secientist, 1975 president-elect, and Henry Regier, a soil specialist with the Alberta department of the environment, treasurer. Blair Shaw, field crop supervisor with the provincial department of agriculture Arledge Hill, agrologist with Canadian Sugar Factories; Gavin Kemp, Canada Research Station scientist, and Larry Spiess, irrigation specialist with the Alberta department of agriculture, were named directors. CPP man to visit Taber A representative of the Canada Pension Plan Lethbridge office will be in Taber Thursday to answer questions about the CPP, the old age security and the guaranteed income supplement R. F. Viney will be at the administration building from 1 until 4 p.m. along 15th Street by St. Michael's Hospital Board was tabled by city council for report from its engineering department on conversion costs. Hospital board representative A. W. Shackleford told council the additional parking is needed for a growing staff at the hospital. The area between 9th and 9th A Avenues was originally designed for angle parking, then a barrier curb was built along the street converting it to parallel parking, he said. The issue was first raised in 1969 and has dragged on and on since then, he told council. Passage of a bylaw setting the city's 1974 mill rate was delayed for two weeks by council Monday at City Manager Allister Findlay's request The city manager said there are a few problems concerning equalized assessment to be ironed out before the bylaw can be passed. It has to spell out the specific dollar amounts going to the school boards on the supplementary requisition, he said. In the meantime, city administrators will go ahead and prepare tax notices on the basis of tiie 50-mill residential tax rate approved by council last week, tie said. A resolution passed by city council Monday authorized all members of council to attend the annual convention of the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities to be held in Winnipeg in June. Mayor Andy Anderson and Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff were named as voting delegates. Council approved awarding of two tenders totalling nearly Monday. A tender for sidewalk curb and gutter construction worth went to Calgary Concrete Ltd., while 200 electric transformers worth will be purchased from Canadian General Electric. CwWtod Dental ItacMnlc CLIFF BLACK, BUCK DENTAL LAB MEMCAL DENTAL UN. PHONE 117.1121 BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Evening till I p.m. PHONE 328-0372 2716 12th t. NOTICE! Due to the Postal Strike The Herald Printers will pick up correspondence and account payments on request. Phone 327-3203 Loccwd hi tht LETHIMIDOE HERALD lUILDINd Fertilizer plant officials pass up meeting with city meeting be held in conjunction with an already scheduled city council-chamber meeting held Monday. The council-chamber meeting was described as an informal discussion over lunch The chamber will be presenting a formal brief to council in the near future. No new date has been set for the meeting with Alberta Ammonia. Alberta Ammonia Ltd. still hasn't made a site selection decision for its giant four- plant fertilizer complex and lias put off meeting with the city and the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. Company president Duncan Sim asked for the meeting last month to help clear up confusion about the project. It had originally been suggested the Aldermen ignore Sight, Sound, Fury A meeting of the board of directors of the Association for Historical Productions Packing plant to reopen Canada Packer's Ltd.'s Lethbridge plant was still closed this morning, even though the company had announced work would resume. The company said Monday in a prepared statement plants in Lethbridge, Red Deer and Calgary would reopen Agreement had been reached with employees, it said. The company closed the plants Friday in what it said were layoffs brought on by work slowdowns. The workers claimed they were locked out Rene Masse, cheif steward of the Canada Packers unit of Local 740 of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers, said today the union met the company Monday. He said he could not comment on resumption of work until after a meeting of the members this afternoon Officials of the Swift Current Co. Ltd. and Canadian Dressed Meats Ltd., a subsidiary of Burns Foods Ltd., said today their plants are operating normally. Negotiations between Canada Packers and the CFAW began Jan. 23 in Toronto. Under a three-year contract which expired March 31, the base pay of union workers was an hour and the average was an hour Union leaders have said increased wages and pensions are the mam issues in the talks. When negotiations began, Romeo Mathieu, Canadian director of the CRAW, said negotiations with the meat packing industry would also have a direct effect on employees in independent packing plants across the country. The talks could also affect negotiations between unions and the retail supermarkets. Twelve thousand employees of major meat packers are involved. Mr. Mathieu said the companies are riding a profit crest and union members, who see their food costs increasing, would be seeking big wage increases. Meetings postponed The public and separate school boards have postponed their regular bi-monthly meeting dates this week because several trustees are attending out-of-town seminars. The public school board was to meet tonight but will now meet April 30 and the separate school board's Wednesday meeting will now take place May 1. may decide tonight to lay the ill-fated production of The Sight, The Sound and The Fury to rest. According to a Herald source, the meeting tonight was called to decide whether or not to issue a news release announcing cancellation of the show The first year of the on- again, off-again outdoor pageant planned to celebrate the arrival of the Northwest Mounted Police in Alberta was cancelled last year when funding -was denied. So far it has won no money from the city this year. Grants from two provincial departments have been approved but are contingent on the production receiving city funding. Council twice voted 4-3 in budget discussion earlier this month against giving the association the it asked for. Since then a break-down of anticipated costs and revenues to stage the six-week show this summer have been sent around individually to aldermen. But there was no move at Monday's council meeting to re-introduce the subject The Herald was told Monday the total budget for the show was set at with 72-per-cent of that coming from sources other than the city. Grants from the provincial department of tourism and consumer affairs, which backs the Alberta RCMP Century Committee and from the department of culture, youth and recreation totalling some were said to be in line. 950 attend Scottish concert About 950 people were entertained with Scottish songs and humor Monday night at tne Paramount Theatre by the White Heatlu r Scottish Concert, direct from Scotland Ron Dale had the audience in stitches several times as well as entertaining them with renditions of Amazing Grace and the Saints Go Marching In, played on the bagpipes. Alex Morrison, known as the "new voice of and BBC star Rose Goldie s'ang many favorite Scottish songs including- Scotland the Brave, My Heart and I and Bless This House. John Shearer, known as Scotland's international magical comedian, baffled the audience with tricks between jokes, and Bill Marshall played several Scottish polkas, jigs and reels on the accordion. George Michie played the piano. The evening was sponsored by the St. Andrew's Presbvterian Church ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SchwartzBldg. 222 5th St S. Phone 328-4095 Honored A highway patrol constable stationed with Cardston RCMP detachment has been given an award for his bravery in helping arrest a bank robber in Regina last July. Const. Ken D. Ross received the Com- manding Officer's Com- mendation from Insp. J.R. R. Bentham on behalf of the commanding officer of F. Division (Sask- Const. Ross was flagged down by a bank manager July 27 who told him his bank had just been robbed. The constable located the suspect and a running gun battle ensued. Const. Ross was fired upon several times. The chase led to a cemetery. In diving behind a headstone to avoid being shot, Const Ross dislocated his shoulder. The robber was arrested a few minutes later by Regina City NATIONAL 3ECBCTAH1ES- WEB Mfin.ai.a7 Show how much you appreciate her by sending a ROSE OR Posie Bouquet FRAME'S FLOWER SHOP 322-6th StrMt S. Phone 327-2666 ATTENTION! Home Buyers, Contractors, Developers, Real Estate Agents. 44 Choice lots for sale in the Village of Nobleford Only 18 from Lethbridge Fully eerviced (underground) Paved and Adjacent to alamantary and Junior high front foot Contact the Village Office before Friday May 3rd Phone 824-3322 alto a few Mobile Home Available ;