Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, August 2, 1974 Russell receptive to city's request for expansion By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer A proposal to help the city finance industrial land expan- sion will hopefully go to the provincial cabinet in the next few weeks Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell said Thursday. Mr. Russell, who leaves the city today after a three-day visit, said he gave a commit- ment to city council at a luncheon meeting at the Holi- day Inn. that his department would explore every way possible to help make the pro- ject go. City council was told Mon- day it will need more than million this year and next year to get the estimated million project started. The development would add 4rj5 acres or an estimated five years worth of land to the city's depleted stock of in- dustrial property. Part of the initial costs include purchase payments on 206 acres in the proposed ex- pansion area. The city has an option on the property owned by Lethbridge Theatres Ltd. which expires Oct. 15. Mr. Russell said he told Mayor Andy Anderson he would try and get an early answer back to him on provin- cial involvement in the pro- ject. "It's essential that if we are going to do something we do it before the expiry he said. "We're looking at where and how interim financing should come from and the vehicle we should use. "There's a variety of ways it could be Mr. Russell said, but it is more com- plicated than simply responding to a request for 'X" number of dollars because it gets into the whole problem of municipal finan- cing. "We're looking at it in a broader context than just he added. "Other municipalities are fac- ing the same kind of problem with interim financing." Potato growers reject marketing board proposal TABER Alberta potato growers have turned down a proposal to create a provincial marketing board, says Larry Jorgensen, manager of the Alberta Potato Commission. While 50 per cent of all registered voters had to approve the board, only 41.3 per cent voted "yes.' Only 77 of 104 registered voters turned in ballots. "There are provisions for another vote, and I'm sure the association will call anotner meeting to decide if another plebiscite should be held." i He said the 104 registered Igrowers represent only half 'the growers in the province. Medicine Hat potato grower GENUINE IRONSTONE DINNERWARE by CROWN LYNN 20 Pee. Sets Patterns: Apollo Sherwood Toledo La Paloma Tosca Focus Emerald Charmaine Less 25% While they last! Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Roger Jaeger said the vote in- dicated big producers working to control the potato market. Vegetable producers approv- ed a board for their produce because there were fewer big producers involved, he said. Construction setting record pace The value of construction in the city continued to climb last month at a pace higher than the 1973 record total. Figures released by city hall's development office show 96 building permits worth were issued in July, bringing this year's total to date to just under million. At the same time last year permits had been issued for worth of construc- tion. July construction included permits for 37 houses worth four fourplex apart- ment buildings worth renovations and office ad- ditions by Dresser Industries at the old Horton Steel Building worth and worth of renovations to the Gilbert Paterson Ju- nior High School. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 DR. M.T. MELLING wishes to announce the association of JOHN T. S. SADLER, MB.FRCS In practice at (ED) 414 13th Street North Phones Now Is The Time To Prepare For The Harvest Season By Replacing Worn Belts or Chains We have a large selection of All of your Agricultural needs. AGRICULTURAL ROLLER CHAIN 44 _ I i I 1 f 1 Available at OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236 36 St. North Phone 327-1571 or contact "OLIVER DEALER" you. s A j? jv- "1" f w A RCMP ride coining Tickets for the RCMP musical ride, here Aug. 23-24, are expected to go on sale Aug. 6, an Exhibition Board spokesman says. Although the Exhibition Office has not received the tickets, they are scheduled to go on sale at the grounds Aug. 6. The tickets will be and Lethbridge is one of three sites in Southern Alberta where the ride will be performed this year. Others on the tour are Pincher Creek, Aug. 25 and Medicine Hat, Aug. 20-21. Many find easy credit leads to financial grave By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer It is common for manv peo- ple of all wage scales today to be barely living from pay che- que to pay cheque with no savings to offset unforeseen expenses. It is also easy for these peo- ple to continue surviving with such poor management of their incomes, thanks to easy credit. But a manager of a local credit union warns that a time may come, as has been the case for many other con- sumers, when they may not be thankful for the easy credit. It is because credit is so accessible today that Ed Stegen believes education on credit use and abuse is a necessity for all consumers. And to help Lethbridge con- sumers manage their way out of a poor financial situation or avoid abuse of credit, the firm Mr. Stegen manages, Lethbridge Central Savings and Credit Union, offers a free money management plan. The plan provides the con- sumer with an organized sim- ple system of money manage- ment that shows the family's "true financial position every month" and hejps forecast ex- INSURANCE HOME BUSINESS FARM We Can Save You Money SEEUSSOONI 706 3rd. Ave. S. Phone 327-2793 penses and chart a financial future. But Mr. Stegen is quick to point out that people "have to have the desire to get out of debt- If they don't have the desire there is no way we can help them." For those who have the desire, the credit union has a gold box. This gold-colored box con- tains a three-fold large sheet for planning of the year's in- come and expenses, 12 envelopes to keep track of each month's expenditures and receipts and two envelopes, one for the storage of income tax deductable receipts and another for un- paid bills. It is designed to keep the consumer informed of what he or she planned to spend and what actually was spent each month. It also provides monthly information of the amount of payments and balances owing to charge ac- counts, credit unions, banks, loan companies and other sources of credit. The gold box is based on the premise a consumer's most important bill is the "one you pay yourself" and recommends that up to 10 per cent of an individual's income he set aside in savings. Mr. Stegen suggests all members of the family should be involved in planning a family budget. The budget is more likely to work effectively without marital conflict if both the husband and wife have developed it. The children should also be involved so they learn the mechanics of family financing, he believes. The credit union provides HAIG CLINIC is pleased to announce DR. GORDON T. HOLT DR. EVELYN HARDIN have joined the staff in the Department of Family Practice information with its gold box suggesting that 60 per cent of separations and divorces are caused by family financial problems. The many sources of credit today provide an easy trap for consumers, especially young married couples, to fall into serious financial straits because they encourage con- sumers to comply with the pressures of society to purchase all their needs at once without owing any one credit outlet a large sum of money, Mr. Stegen points out. Later, when the consumer can't afford to balance the ac- counts at the various credit outlets, other credit firms may offer to consolidate the consumer's debts into one ac- count with an affordable monthly payment. However, Mr. Stegen suggests the consolidation of debts is only a temporary solution to the consumer's financial problems. "If they don't get an educa- tion on financial management, they will usually fall back into the same old problem again." There are people, Mr. Stegen says, who will buy on credit because they are able to obtain the merchandise on sale. But he adds, if these people stopped to consider the cost of credit they would likely dis- cover they're paying more than the regular price. "There is no use shopping for the best price, if you're go- ing to turn around and spend more than you saved on interest." An obvious fact that seems to elude people who constantly remain about a half step ahead of credit collectors is that a family budget must be calculated on take home pay and not gross pay. Budgeting, Mr. Stegen says, is not an easy task for many people. Many people try it and then return to their old habit of abusing credit, but it is a simple and effective method of avoiding the financial problems that plague many families if the commitment is there, he explains. Ex-constable claims he's still in dark about firing By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer A Cardston town constable, who was fired from his job twice last week, said Thursday he has still not received any reason from the town for his dismissal. Norman Prete said in a Herald interview that town officials have put his name in a bad light by saying in a Herald story last week that he was fired because "he was not a good policeman." "1 have had a good record all my life and feel these people are being unfair to he said. Mr. Frete was given his two weeks' notice July 23. "without any indication why I was fired." Then after he told his story to CHEC radio July 25, the chairman of the Cardston police commission fired Mr. Prete outright. Mr. Prete had phoned the station to ask what could be done about the unfairness shown by the town officials. The former constable's claims were recorded by the station and aired on a later news broadcast. "After the newscast, Vern Quinton (police commission chairman and town councillor) came down to the station, I was on duty, and told me to pack it Mr. Prete said. "And I still don't know why I have been fired." Mayor Lloyd Gregson has said the con- stable was fired following the radio broadcast because "he was making trouble." But the initial firing had no basis at all. Mr. Prete said. "I have done nothing in the last four months I would be ashamed to make public. I did the best I could and no complaints ever came back to me if there were he said. Mr. Prete. hired by the force about four months ago on a six month probation period, said during those four months the council or commission did not mention that he was do- ing anything wrong. "In fact, the chief said I was doing well." he claimed. The 20-year-old former constable was sup- ported today by the chief of the Cardston police Murvin Law, who told The Herald Mr. Prete seemed to be doing a "fine" job. "He was doing the best job a person his age, with his experience, could do. I am not that experienced but I think I can judge he said. Mr. Law said he has slightly more than three years experience on the force. The other town constable has less than a year's experience. Mr. Prete. as previous con- stables, was to be trained on the job. The town has decided to turn policing of Cardston over to the RCMP Jan. 1 because it cannot acquire trained officers. But the deci- sion to switch had nothing to do with the fir- ing of Mr. Prete. Mayor Gregson said. Mayor takes swipe at growth critics Mayor Andy Anderson Thursday took a swipe at critics who argue that city council does not have a policy on city growth. "The growth pattern in this city has been evident for years and we're fully conscious of it." he said. "And I want to argue against those who say we don't need growth. "You have to pay for 'qual- ity of life' and one way to do it is through manageable growth, the mayor said. "We need a growth rate of about per cent just to keep up with inflation now. Not many other cities in the province, he said, were able to hold taxes to a IVa mill increase. Warden 'misled "Because of the growth pattern." he added, "we've been able to establish all the necessary amenities in this city." The mayor admitted that some of the large developments currently or soon to be under way. such as the Woodward's project and the Lethbridge Research Sta- tion expansion would put pressure on the city this year and next. But after that it should level out, he said. Mayor Anderson also said a city the size of Lethbridge sometimes has to take developments when it can get them. "Take Woodward's where would the downtown area be in three years if we hadn't got But, he said, the city is now getting to the size where it can afford to be more selective. The mayor made his remarks in reference to a council discussion Monday on a department policy state- ment from the director of business development and public relations. The matter was tabled with Aid. Bill Kergan suggesting council should hold a special meeting to discuss growth strategies. But Mayor Anderson says he doesn't feel a special meeting is necessary. Mayor Anderson said the policy statement from the business development was es- sentially a statement of what has occurred in Lethbridge in the past few years. The statement said a three per cent annual population growth rate should be aimed at by boosting industrial and commercial development in the city. This would broaden the tax base and provide an expanding number of jobs over a broad spectrum of activities, said the statement prepared by department director Dennis O'Connell. anglers' Packaged meat back, Blackfeet game wardens on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana are telling tourists they don't need Montana state fishing licences, a Montana wildlife officer has charged. State fish and game warden John Babcock said in a telephone interview from Shelby, Mont., he recently charged two Canadian anglers for fishing without state licences. The two Canadians were fishing at Duck Lake, a pop- ular fishing lake described by one summer resident of St. Mary Lake as "the hotspot for trout." Mr. Babcock told Th? Herald the two unfortunate anglers claimed a Blackfeet game warden told them they didn't need to buy state licences. "I can't blame them for getting said Mr. Babcock. He said non-resident state licences are sold by Hugh Black from his sporting goods shop at St. Mary and Oscar Thronson's store at Babb, 10 miles south of Carway and a couple of miles west of Duck Lake. St. Mary shopkeeper Hugh Black says he advises tourists to buy both licences. State licence fees for non-residents are a year, for six days and a day. Blackfeet fees are a year for fishing and annually for boating. Mr. Black told The Herald the double licence situation has been created "because the tribal council and the state can't get together" and each side is enforcing its own laws. PENNER'S PLUMBING rMii7ing m service W If nnd Raserr rr-tvnq 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 little price change Lethbridge food stores report the regular supply of meat products is back on the shelves following the end of the strike-lockout situation which closed major Alberta meat plants for six weeks. Les Wildman. manager of the J and L Grocery, said Thursday his supplies had just arrived, and prices were the same as before the shutdown. He had been short of bologna, salami and summer sausage, he said. The meat manager of another local food store said some prices were up, mainly bacon, but there was no supply problem. Ludwig Stein, meat manager of the downtown Safeway, said prices were still the same, and supplies of both packaged and fresh meat were good. A news report from Calgary said meat product prices have continued to climb for the past two weeks- FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz 222 5lh St. S. 328-4095 NEW 1974 VW USED CARS CAMPER DELUXE Automatic, radio, 6000 miles left on new car warranty 1974 BOBCAT STATION WAGON Roff rack, radio, deluxe trim. 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