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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta District The Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, August 15, 1974 Pages 13-24 3 more challenge seats on council BOBTARLECK Teacher joins civic race City government in Lethbridge should be more open to citizen input, says a North Lethbridge resident and school teacher who is running for alderman Oct 16 'That s one of the main reasons I'm running said Bob Tarleck, 33, of 2702 llth Ave A N "People should feel they can go to council and get not only a polite but serious reception, he said They shouldn't face questions like 'How long have you lived in Lethbridge9' nor be referred to as what's his face said Mr Tarleck referring to one of the more heated council sessions on the recent power plant debate 'There's a feeling the last council lost touch with he added Their handling of the Siwik Pool, although it was a small matter, showed how off base council was More serious was their handling of the power plant question 'I'm not sure what the long-term solution was, but I agree with the Chamber of Commerce position that it was not necessary to sell the plant at that time 'But, said Mr Tarleck, "council members all said at first it was as good as settled, then they said they were open to suggestions and wanted reasonable alternatives In the final analysis it was the opposition that provided the alternatives and council backed away from substantiating its he said Mr Tarleck said he'll seek a council seat on a number of campaign planks He said they include broader representation on council. Moderation of the bulldozer approach to urban development, monitor on all city contracts, Exercise of fiscal responsibility by establishing strict budget priorities, Improvement of the Lethbridge transit system Many people, Mr Tarleck said, feel North Lethbridge should have some representatives on council "With one third of the population, it's curious it has no representation on the present he said. "There's been considerable residential development there with a lot of people moving to the northside They want some voice in how the city develops Northside residents, Mr Tarleck said, are particularly sensitive to industrial development since many of them live right next door to the industrial park. "They realize there's going to be industrial development, but they're concerned about the nature of it Married, with two children aged seven and one, Mr Tarleck is the language arts co-ordmator at Wilson Junior Hih School, a position he's held for the last three years By ANGLE OGLE Herald Staff Writer With the Oct 16 civic election scarecely two months away, the near-dormant local political scene is showing signs of coming to life Most of the council incumbents have indicated they're going after another three years, but only one newcomer Frank Merkl, who is active in organizations for the declared a candidacy before this week Now at least three more challengers have appeared and another says he's seriously considering seeking a seat on council Confirming their intentions Wednesday of contesting the aldermanic race were Bob Tarleck 33, language arts co- ordinator at Wilson Junior High School, Al Ferenz, 41, a teacher at Catholic Central High School, and Hal Hoffman, 40, an automotives instructor at Lethbridge Community College and an aldermanic candidate in 1971 John Gogo, 41, manager of the Southern Alberta branch of an investment company, said Wednesday he s considering running for alderman, and hopes to make up his mind by Sept 1 "I have some concerns that motivate me to run, but the three-year term is a major stumbling he said The three-year hitch was also given as one reason for not running by Rex Little, a former alderman (1966-1971) who was rumored to be considering another term on council Not said Mr Little Wednesday 'Three years is too long it discourages people A change in the Municipal Government Act initiated three-year terms with the last civic election in 1971 From 1960 through 1969 Lethbridge voters went to the polls every year to elect half of council to two year terms At least two other city residents, both of them university professors, were rumored to be potential council candidates But one of them Dr Herb Axford, a U of L economics professor who ran unsuccessfully for alderman in 1969 said he s definitely not going to try again this year The other is Roger Rickwood, a political science professor who was a leader in the fight against city council's decision to sell the city power plant Mayor Andy Anderson hasn't yet said himself whether he'll seek another term, but other council members say he will seek re- election to bee several projects initiated in the last three years "brought to fruition Incumbents who have said they'll be throwing their hats in the ring again are Steve Kotch, Bill Kergan, Vera Ferguson and Cam Barnes In announcing her decision to seek re-election to council, Mrs Ferguson quashed rumors she would try for a Conservative nomination in the next provincial election "I m definitely not running for the provincial legislature, she said "My commitment to council would be for the full three years Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff said he's seriously considering not running again because of the time involved in being an alderman But at least one fellow alderman says Mr Hembroff will be there when the bell sounds The time factor is also mentioned by Ed Bastedo, who says he's not sure if he'll seek a second term Tom Ferguson, 68, is the other incumbent still undecided about seeking re- election, and has so far offered no clues which way he'll go One seat on the nine- member council is up for grabs it was left vacant when Aid Chick Chichester resigned in April, 1973 Anyone can vote who is 18 on or before Oct. 16, is a Canadian or British subject, has resided in Alberta for six consecutive months prior to the Sept 18 nomination day and wat, a resident of Lethbridge on nomination day Property owners on the city assessment roll will automatically be on the voter's list Residents who don't own property have until one week following nomination day to register at citv hall s assessment office to be added to the voter's list In the 1971 civic election 17 984 citizens were eligible to vote and of them, or 47 8 per cent of the electorate, cast their ballots for two mayoralty candidates and 15 aldermanic candidates Separate students register Registration has been mostly completed for separate schools in Lethbridge, but students wishing to change or arrange timetables may do so now at the school they will be attending Registration will continue up to the first day of school, next Tuesday, not Wednesday as was reported in Wednesday's Herald Trowled onto an island Seemingly cementing himself into a corner, or at least onto an island, Mike Auncchio of Calgary trowels the last bumps from a new concrete sidewalk on 6th St S The sidewalk is part of a sidewalk renewal program m the city which will see portions of walk on 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Streets replaced within the next week. Elevators feel pinch Unloading of grain cars at West Coast terminal elevators since May 17 is down cars, compared with 1973 and the slump will probably mean lost sales for Canadian farmers The delay is blamed on a labor dispute at the terminals Al Beattie. spokesman for Alberta Wheat Pool in Calgary, told The Herald Wednesday crews at the Pool terminal have been working about half capacity since the dispute over wages started The union representing the terminal elevator workers voted in favor of strike action Aug 11, three days after a government order to continue working ended, he said MacEwan's days still full to brim RAYMOND After retiring June 30 from his post as Alberta lieutenant governor, Grant MacEwan hopes to indulge in more writing, farming and teaching if he can find the time "I've got a full he told The Herald during a lull in judging the 5th annual Southern Alberta 4-H Regional Light Horse Show here Wednesday His indulgences will have to wait at least a few more days because Mr MacEwan leaves Southern Alberta following the second day of the light horse show here to judge at the Thunder Bay Horse Show this weekend. Since leaving office in Edmonton. Mr MacEwan has judged several horse shows He calls it making up for lost time because he declined to get involved in judging while holding down the Lieutenant Governor's position Mr MacEwan, who turned 72 Monday, displays his love for both horse and youth while in the ring, all the time watching and almost cheering as each competitor does his thing How old am I9" was the judge's response to a query about the years he has been interested in horses "I grew up with them, mostly heavy work horses he said While judging horse shows will take up some of his time in the future, he hopes to attend a few conventions and banquets as well. But writing, operating his quarter of a section farm in the Red Deer district and teaching will be his main interest He has agreed to teach a Western Canadian history course two days a week at both Olds College and the University of Calgary When he isn't leaching he will be building a home on his farm This is becoming his biggest chore finding time for himself When complete, his part- time farm home which he wants to build himself, will be a dream come true a log cabin away from the bustle of city living where a person can get some solitude Mr MacEwan said the construction on the cabin is Mr Beattie said there were lots of loaded grain cars available to be unloaded during the time because elevator companies have been using rail cars "by the thousands" for alternate storage of gram Mr Beattie said the dispute has allowed a gradual build-up of backlogged gram Because all the terminals aren't equipped to operate with three shifts lost shipments won't be made up The dispute is continuing to put pressure on country elevators on the Prairies, said Mr Beattie The Pool has more than 100 elevators in Alberta plugged with gram and the new crop hasn't even been harvested yet in the problem area north of Calgary Southern Alberta is in a better position, said Mr Beattie The Canadian Wheat' Board moved more than six million bushels of grain this summer from the South during a unit train experiment utilizing trucks hauling from country points to the Canadian government elevator Ottawa studies complaint against Prince of Wales The Indian and northern affairs department Wednesday an investigation will be held into charges that a Waterton Lakes National Park hotel is discriminating against Canadian tourists A department spokesman said in a telephone interview from Ottawa that the department has received a letter from William Perks dean of the University of Calgary department of environmental design, and is "looking into the matters He said the letter, which arrived in Ottawa Mondaj was given to an official in the national parks section of the ministry for investigation Mr Perks charged that Glacier Inc the U S company which owns the Prince of Wales Hotel in the national park, requires Canadians to book reservations through the company s Glacier. Mont. office, and that Canadians are charged the long-distance toll for the reservation calls Cycle mishap kills Coalhurst youth A 16-year-old Coalhurst youth died in hospital Wednesday evening shortly after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car just west of Lethbridge RCMP said Edward Maxwell of Coalhurst was riding a motorcycle on a side road about 6pm Wednesday The accident occurred when he reached the intersection of Highway 25, 7 of a mile north of Highway 3 Police said it appeared the lost control of the motorcycle just before he reached the intersection, was unable to stop and collided with a car driven by Ronald Hovle, 45, of Shaughnessy Mr Hoyle was not hurt in the mishap The youth was taken to St. Michael's Hospital where he died two hours later An inquest ordered has been Lethbridge riders shine at 4-H light horse show By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer RAYMOND Two Lethbridge riders copped the majority of the winning ribbons at the first day of the 5th annual Southern Alberta 4- H Regional Light Horse Show here Wednesday Veteran competitor Maxine McKenna topped the list, winning the senior trail class, two novelty classes, teamed with Marilyn Hudson of Lethbridge to win the jump- ing in pairs class and finishing second in senior showmanship, jumping and barrel racing classes. In junior competition, 13 years and under, Dianne Curtis of Lethbridge won the jumping class, and two novelty classes while placing second in the English equitation and rescue race About 50 riders from 10 heavy work and is slow but he clubs in the south competed MacEwan chats with winner Marilyn Hudson took first in senior jumping is enjoying it "It's fun He is a bus traveller because it allows him time to read, write, sleep and talk and leave the worries of traffic to someone else Clubs represented include Fort Macleod, Hillspnng, Cardston, Raymond, Lethbridge, Glenwood, Medicine Hat, Coutts. Pmcher Creek and Cessford A crowd of about 500, including invited members of the Raymond senior citizens home, watched judge Grant MacEwan of Edmonton work in the indoor showrmg Ring Master Walter Hyssop of Fort Macleod. and master of ceremonies Lynn Reeder of Raymond teamed with show secretaries Marr Draper of Hillsprmg Mary Heggie and Sheila Urban of Raymond to keep the show running smoothly Barbara Snow of Raymond was show chairman Special events during the first day of competition included square dancing on horseback by the Lethbridge Community College equestrian team, Roman riding by 4-H member Cindy Young of Lethbridge and a dog obedience performance by Kinki Hironaka of Raymond with his dog Twiggy Show winners for the different classes and age divisions for the first day of competition include senior showmanship, Pat Renner of Medicine Hat, junior showmanship. Tami Peters of Pmcher Creek, first year showmanship. Bradley MacNeill of Fort Macleod Senior barrel race. Carol Wilson of Cardstonv junior barrel race Kathy Pontarello of Cardston, senior trail pattern, Maxine McKenna of Lethbridge. junior trail pattern Laurie Stevens of Fort Macleod First year rider western pleasure Bradlev MacNeill, western pleasure with matched pairs, Laurie Stevens and Lynn Roake of Duchess, senior jumping, Marilyn Hudson of Lethbridge. junior jumping. Dianne Curtiss of Lethbridge. jumping in pairs, Marilyn Hudson and Maxine McKenna Senior English equitation, Chuck Renner of Medicine Hat. junior English equitation, Tami Peters of Pmcher Creek, senior musical tires, Maxine McKenna, junior musical tires Dianne senior egg and spoon, Maxine McKenna. junior egg and spoon Dianne Curtis, open rescue race Don Kerr of Cardston ;