Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
DID "U" KNOW For only a 2 country mile 30 day triunglo trip. Visit Calgary, Van- couvflr, San Francisco, Los Angelei, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary. Stop where you long ai you want. For further details contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 328-3201 or 328-6184 The Uthbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbriclgo, Alberta, Tuesday, August 17, 1971 PAGES 9 TO 18 ll's a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE (Special Prire: on Bulk Ordert) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8141 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-77S1 Russell says highway could destroy natural beauty of Waterton By LARKY BENNETT Sl.ilf WritcT A natural and ecological dis- aster could result if a road were buJlt on the course of the Kishinena jeep trail. Andy Russell, noled author, naturalist, conservationist and photographer said persons pushing to create a paved high- way through the wilderness area were looking only toward monetary gain, and not the fu- ture. He said if a highway were constructed in the area of the Kishinena trail one of the first I'csulls would be massive clear- cutting of trees from either side of the right-of-way by the lum- bering interests. And even if the area in the southwestern part of Alberta and southeastern part of Brit- ish Columbia between Waterton Lakes Park and Glacier Na- tional Park in Montana could be classified and protected as a park, the resulting circular route would be "self-desfiuc- tive "SYich a route would put so many more people in Walerton Park that all available facili- ties for camping will bo com- pletely over-crowded. Last weekend there were more than 100 units in the overflow camp- grounds outside the park's en- trance. It looked like a small he said. "From sheer weight of num- bers, much of the natural beau- ty of the park will be destroy-1 "Yoscmile Park had to he I ed; from the standpoint of com-1 forcibly closed recently when] mercial interests Ihe very thing several hundred young per- that encourages people lo slop in the park will be gone. "The wildlife and the fishing reached a point which Yoscm- ite, Yellowstone and Glacier Parks in the United States are now facing. sons, unable to find camping spots took over the park. "Federal deputies had to be will degenerate we will have called and several of the young persons were arrested and all were removed from the park with force. The pai'k had to rc- I main closed until it was clean- ed up. "People who are promo- ting tin1 construction of a Kish- inena highway have no concern for (he park. Obviously they are not looking to Uie future, but merely to profit. "You mutt draw a line sorae- whcie, you can't have the profit syndrome and preserve the natural and ecological beauty of the park. "All of the country surround- ing the proposed road site should he set aside where no wheels may roll. "It is the last wilderness area left in southwestern Al- berta and southeastern British Columbia and now people are trying to destroy it too." said Mr. Russell. Travelling youth 'having a ball' The point of departure: Char- loltetown, P.E.I. The deslina- tion: Charlollelown via Banff, Alberta. Thirty seven young Cana- dians left for school early this year more than a month early. They bosrdcd a school bus Aug. 1 in Charlotfetown and sel out to learn something first hand about the rest of Canada. Trouble is, the trip is com- pacted into 34 days and much of that time is spent on the bus. So, a large part of Ihe learning experience is visual appreciation of Ihe changing landscape witnessed on the 300 mile stretch between Charlottetown and Banff. Some are surprised at what they have seen. They expected a billiard table flat prairie and found instead a gentle roll to the land. They walched for a bleak wil- derness between Sudbury and Thunder Bay, Ont., and found it but were fascinated by il. Few had seen the Rocky Mountains so most didn't real- ly know what to expect. The bus arrived in Lelh- bridge Thursday nighl with the 25 yound women and 12 young men thankful they had finally reached a place where the schedule called for more than a one or two-day slay. During the four days they spei.t here they saw much of southern Alberta, travelling lo Fort Macleod Saturday and re- turning to visit a Hvitcrilc col- ony 10 miles east of Lclhbridge. Sunday was spent at Waler- ton Lakes where the group took the boat tour of the lakes. At most centres across the counlry, accommodations have been provided at a local col- lege. The money lo pay for food and a room comes from the each person paid at the beginning of (he lour, plus a federal government grant. One of the more pleasant ex- periences for many of them has been meeting with and talking to other young people also on Augur bus tours from differ- ent parts of Canada. But, tire P.E.I, group must be just a MtlJe more eager to move along to the next place. At each stop, they said, they were the first ones to rise and the first ones lo leave the hos- tel, anxious to learn what else Canada had to teach them. They left Lethbridge Monday morning for what may be their fmal new experience of the tour and the Columbia Ice Fields. No dark horses The 2 p m. Monday dead- line for nominations for the Aug. 30 provincial election came and went with no changes to the announced list of candidates in Lethbridge and district. There were no late nomin- ations or withdrawals in the ridings of Lelhbridge East and West, Little Bow, Mac- leod, Pincher Creek Crows- nest and Taber Warner. Nominated in Lethbridge West were Dick Gray, Pro- gressive Conservative; Dick Gruenwald, Social Credil, and Klaas (Charlie) Buijert, New Democratic Party. Nominated in Lelhbridge East were John Anderson, Social Credit; Doug Poile, NDP, and Richard Barton, Conservative. CIEANEST BUS IN CANADA The P.E-1. contingent of Ihe Augur bus tours doesn't use woler colors on the sides of the bus as many other groups hove. They realize, they say, lhat when they relurn to Charlotlelown Sepl. 3, Ihe bus must bi The 38-member tour left covering miles. e clean for the fall for Banff Aug. 1 on school term, a round trip Gray, Poile off in Aug. 30 election campaign A large number of voters ini But Mr. Gray, who is cam- Lethbridge West are still un- committed, according lo Dick Gray, Progressive Conservative candidate for that riding in the Aug. 30 provincial election. paigning door to door up to 12 hours each day, says he is not asking people to vote for him. "I'm just trying to meet the Put A Leicaflex in Your Life Win One Free! There has never been a more opportune lime lo ex- amine al first hand ihe wonders of Leicaflex SL, ihe tech- nical marvel used by knowledgeable professionals all over the world a camera wilh many unique and noteworthy features to its credit. 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The major issue in West Lethbridge, Mr. Gray has found is "the high cost of taxes." Hoivever, lie says he has not been asked one question spe- cifically about property laxes or a sales tax. Mr. Gray is op- posed to a sales tax excepl on non cssenlial ileras such as liquor and lohacco. Taxation is one of Ihe major planks in Mr. Gray's platform. He favors shifting most of the cosl of education to the prov- ince, lurning over control of residenlial properly lax exclu- sively to Ihe municipalilics and letting each municipably estab- lish its oun basis of assess- ment. The cost of education and welfare are oilier issues raised most oflen by voters, Mr. Gray said. One of his major concerns is a provincial bill of rights lo pro- tecl the individual citizen. How- ever, Mr. Gray nolcs a bill of righls is not a mailer frequent- ly raised by voters. The Lelhbridge New Demo- cratic Parly will be doing con- siderably more neivspaper and radio advertising in Ihe lasl two of Ihe provincial election campnign than it had originally planned. Doug Poile, NDP candidate in Lelhbridge Easl, said a big- ger advertising campaign is possible because financial con- tributions (o (he party by local supporters have exceeded expec- tations. "Our problem in the past is that have not been able lo familiarize people with our plat- form because of a shortage of Mr. Poile said. He add- ed this has been complicated by the fact newspapers have tried lo ignore Ihe NDP. Despile (he unexpected in- crease in conlribvlions, Ihe NDP "still can't compete at all financially with the Tory Twins (the Conservalive and Social Credit because (hose parties receive large sums from big business, Mr. Poile said. As a result, the main thrust of Mr. Poile's campaign will still bo door-to-door contacl. Mr. Poile. said lie will be un- able !o personally visit every home in his riding, although he liopcs his campaign workers will be able to knock on every door at least JI-. Poile says he senses a changed attitude toward the as he talks to voters in his riding. "Many people arc receptive, lo the NDP, although Ihey are nol too sure we stand for, so I spend a lot of time ex- plaining our platform." He says there are nol many specific questions about pol- icies. "But the voters are des- pondenl, Ihey are searching for a change, they sense some- things wrong, but they don't know what. I try to tell them what I think is wrong, and what the NDP will do about it." Recent NDP victories in Sas- katchewan and Manitoba will help (he parly in Alberta, he said, because it helps people realize the NDP can provide "good, sound, honest govern- ment." Dick Gruenwald is the man we need to represent Lethbridge West Meet Dick at his headquarters 323 7th Street S. Phone 328-8954 Inserted by the Lethbridge West Social Credit Constituency Association Positions Open Wilh several of our fine young Students re- turning lo their studies in our Universities we are requiring: TWO FULL TIME SERVING HOSTESSES and also TWO LADIES Looking for two or Three hours evening work after 6 p.m. We have our own training program and the only requirement we are looking for interested in the work neal appearance ond good per- sonality. Wo also have an opening for one part- time Rcceplion hostess evening duties. Wo in vile personal interviews and for ap- poinlment kindly phone John Wichers at 328- 7756. SVEN ERICKSEN Ericksen's Family Restaurant Strom defends grants TT CI? By MYRON JOHNSON Staff Wriler Premier Harry Slrom Mm- day defended his promise to provide grants to first- time purchasers of promise which appears to be developing ns a major issue in the provincial election cam- paign. Speaking at a press confer- ence in Fort Macleod during a tour of southern Alberta, the premier said the purpose of the grant is to encourage home ilios an added stake in their communities, and lo leuucu ihe wed for subsidized public houcinp Mr. Strom admitted there is ome, "but not much adverse rcalion lo the proposal from older people, but he said peo- ple he has talked to generally are responsive to the plan. Asked if the grant proposal was not a haslily conceived eleclion promise, since il had not been publicly discussed be- fore the election campaign, the premier replied the cabinet had had it unr'er consideration for a considerable period of time. "V.'e live in changing times with changing programs, and we are prepared lo change when he said. Mr. Strom hedged when ask- ed if the grant might be made retroactive from the proposed implementation date of Sept. 15. He said the government would consider "any possibility that's but that it would definitlly not be retroac- tive before the date il was an- nounced (early in the cam- He said the government has investigated a similar program in effect in B.C., and "we think it's done a real job of encourag- ing home ownership there." The grants plan might also be of indirect benefit to renters. Mr. Strom said. Great- er availability of homes, and greater competition for the sale of homes, could help keep rents lower. The premier said the plan will be administered by the Al- berta Housing Corporation, and added: "The terms and conditions of the program will be modified as needed to be certain no fam- ily thai needs assistance will be left out because of any tech- nicality." He cited joint ownership of a home with parents as one bor- derline case which might ne- cessitate some modification of the program. Asked later what the grants program would cost Ihe lax- payer, Mr. Strom replied it would depend on how many people fake advantage of il. j "II is difficult to give an cx- act he said. "It can only be an estimate at best." He then refused to make an es- timate. On anolher mailer, the pre- mier said the province doe not intend to establish a rental tribunal, although municipali- ties now have the power to set them up. Mr. Strom also said his gov- ernment is not prepared to lake over the entire cost of educa- tion from Ihe municipalities, although "we may move that way some day." Horticultural show starts tomorrow The 49lh annual Lelhbridge and Disricl Horlicullural So- ciety flower and garden produce show slarls Wednesday under the Exhibition grandstand. The show wilt be open to the public from noon lo 10 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 am. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Judging of the flowers and vegetables is Wednesday morning. 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