Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD August Construction labor short next By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer An anticipated construction surge led by the downtown redevelopment project and the 6th Avenue S. bridge is rais- ing the possibility of lalxr shortages in the city by next year. It's mostly speculation at this point brought about by the large number of major projects on the but some people in the industry think it a likelihood if they all get under way about the same time. Besides the Woodwards- pforace downtown develop- ment estimated at miDion and scheduled for a Jan. 1 and the new bridge at million to start Lv other projects include the million ex- pansion at the Lethbridge Re- search the senior citi- zens North Leth- hridge swimming and B new central fire hall. In work will con- tinue for about another year on the S3 million. sportsplex and the brisk pace set by the house builders shows no signs of slackening. CARPENTER SHORTAGE But on the other end of the work has nearly fin- ished on the Palliser Distil- lery while the new Safeway and the new library are expected to be completed by year's end. There already k a short- age of carpenters in the a situation that is current across the according to local labor union and Can- ada Manpower officials. It's been that way for the last couple of said a spokesman for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters lo- cal 846 of the Building and Construction Trades adding that 10 more carpen- ters could find work in the city right now. There's full employment In tile area in most of -the skilled building said Jim Matheson of Canada Manpower. scouted Alberta and eastern British Columbia for carpenters. They're in short supply in all This is due at least in the Letnbridge area to residential construction. The inion estimated 40 to 50 per cent of local carpenters are engaged in house building at the moment. Churchill parents' meeting set It's back to school for par- ents Monday at Winston Churchill High School. A parents' meeting wfll be held that evening to give school's staff and parents the opportunity to discuss they can expect from each other during the school year. Parents will also be given a tour of the informa- tion about the an ex- planation of the difference be- tween junior high school and high school and an under- standing of Alberta's credit system. The meeting is desired for parents who have youth at- tending the school for the first but all parents are wel- come. It will be held in the school's auditorium at p.m. New stamp to be issued An eight-cent stamp com- memorating the 100th anni- versary of the birth of Nellie vigorous advocate of social reform and women's will be released Aug. 29 by Canada Post. Mrs. McClung sat as a member in the Alberta Legis- lature from 1921 until 1926 and nerved as the first wo- man member of the CBC's board of governors from 193A to '42. She led a campaign in Man- itoba which led to its being tne first province to grant full political equality to women in And it's the busy season for the construction industry in general. It usually peaks in September with a low In Mr. Matheson said. He there could be some problems if all the planned projects peak- ed at but doesn't feel the outlook is too serious. things could get sticky if construction remains as buoyant elsewhere as it is he said. The union official said con- struction has been brisk in Calgary and Medi- cine Hat making it difficult to find skilled workers. no way we can bring them in like we did for the university. We can't even find them in Saskatchewan OTHER INDUSTRIES Joe Kenwood of Kenwood Engineering Ltd. said his firm can't find enough carpenters at the moment but feels the current situation is about nor- mal for this time of year. he there's no way there will be enough skilled labor to go around if all the big projects start about the same time. Charles office manager at Glen Little Con- struction all that stuff is going to go there very could be a shortage.'' He said the firm had no problems at the moment how- having obtained a good number of tradesmen from Saskatchewan. In addition to the projects already there is al- ways the possibility of more industrial construction. According to Mayor Andy Anderson three major indus- tries are looking at Leth- bridge at the moment. If any one of them established here it would be a major develop- he but cautions that industry can be unpredic- bearing in mind the Moore Business Forms ex- perience. That company had planned a major plant even buying city land for ths only to finally call it off. Hurlburt told 6do it yourself By R1C SWIHART Herald Staff Writer MP Ken Hurl- burt has been told to it in peeking reduc- tions of trucking restrictions to get Alberta's beef to east- ern markets in the face of a national rail strike. With the month-long rotating strike causing interruptions in the movement of dressed car- casses and a cutback in 'the number of cattle being slaughtered in Mr. Hurlburt approached the min- ister of transport to allow cat- tle trucks to move freely on the Trans Canada Highway. Taxes and tarriffs aw now charged by both Saskatchew- an and Manitoba for all trucks moving east and west. Mr. Hurlburt wanted these charges lifted until the strike was settied. strike has presented Canada with a state of em- he said. feel that using trucks to haul meat to markets would help the Al- berta but it is too expensive with all the charg- es on the When he contacted the transportation office in Otta- he was told same as Trudeau told the grain farm- ers in Saskatoon you grew you sell Mr. Hurlburt said he was told to contact the premiers in Saskatchewan and Mani- toba personally and arrange a deal for truckers. just one western MP. This is a job for the federal Mr. Hurlburt said a week- end meeting in opposition leader Robert Stanfield's of- fice with CP Kail union rep- resentatives proved one thing to him an escalation clause in the government offer could have saved a lot of grief. Mr. Hurlburt said the es- calation clause would allow for a raise in pay for CP Rail employees when the cost of living went up. Such an action would elim- inate unions having to come out with unrealistic de- mands. Under the present the unions have to start high in their demands just to be able to hit the he said. South grain elevators free from strike threat Southern Alberta's country bins yawning with more space than most appear free from the threat of Canada's national rail strike. Southern Alberta elevators were cleaned out during the early summer months to get them ready for the 1973 said Alberta Wheat Pool spokesman Brian Sommer- ville. There are about 100 of the 800 pool elevators in Alberta now but all of them are in central and north- tern Alberta. HARRY NEUFELD pnolo. Bleak hallwav mS The long walk through the halls of learning may seem especially at the beginning cf the academic year. This 700 foot corridor at the University of Leth- bridge start seeing some traffic about Sept. 5 when registration begins. Chariot races steal show Say cheese times Calgary photographer Ken lundaal sets up another student In preparation for a busy day at the Lethbridge Collegiate with one other camera- Mr. Lundaal will face student s as he takes their pictures for identification By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer The joust may be merry old England's cup of tea but Southern Albertan's get their thrills watching a wild west attraction pony chariot racing. While the jousting exhi- bition was accepted favor- ably by the 2.500 people on hand Friday night's edition the East Lethbridge Ro- tary Horse it was the pony chariots that caused the major portion of the excite- ment. Leading the chariot racers In the applause getting cat- egory was pretty Jane Schmidt of the only female driver in the south. Miss S c h m i dt whirled around the figure eight track in the Exhibition Pavilion in a devil may care not only her race but the rowdy approval of the fans. Eight mainly from the Pincher Creek were run in four races with Mark Don Fitz- Henry McGlynn and Jane coming out the winners. The louder the crowd X-RATED MOVIES ON TV Beginning at midn i g h t Sept. 7 Channel the local cable television will run a series of 45 adult mo- tion pictures produced and seen in theatres during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The which will be shown at the same time each are most in color. The list includes The Guess Whose Coming to Horror on Snape House- wives' Michael and Helga as well as Fanny Hill. Doug manager of the local cable said Friday that the movies have proved quite popular in the east and thai they would not be edited by his company before they are shown. If there are serious objec- tions to the he said he would consider removing them but added that is not up to us to be a censor. People have the option of switching to another channel and children should be in bed Ku cheered the faster the high spirited little ponies seemed to go. The Jack Newman Stables of Great con- tinued to dominate the seri- ous side of the horse show as their entries once again cap- tured two class champion- chips. Jack Newman Jr. repeated his first night's victory in the Tennessee Walking open class astride Watch Me Go Boy Shadow and then gave way to sister Coleen in the three American Saddle bred class. Coleen brought Star Sensa- tion home in top spot in the to give the stable yet another first place ribbon. Frank Selinger of Calgary nicked a jump on the final round of the open perfor- mance jumping class but the bar stayed in place giv- ing him top honors after three faultless rounds. Jack was astride a powerful jump- er called Make Amends. A majestic chestnut called Winged Chieftain with Holley Black aboard made the Purs- er Stables' trip up from Salt Lake Utah worth the ef- fort. Winged with his tail flowing high- stepped his way to the cham- pionship in the five gaited saddle horse open class. Bar G Ranch of Regina also came away a double winner. Fernwood Fisco Pete was the only entry Li the Shet- land Pony tandem 9 class and stablemate Bar G Mighty Swell driven by owner Grant pranc- ed its way to the top of the single roadster class. Sleep's Upset en-' tered by Bill Stronski of Claresholm with Debbie Stronski took the register- ed western equi- tation section. Pepper ridden bv Winston Hansma and owned by Hans Hansma and Sons topped a large entry of 26 in the registered Quarter western pleasure. Highlighting the jousting exhibition was a challenge thrown to the audience to try the quintan hitting a shield with a lance at the full gal- lop. Former horse show presi- dent Frank Johansen took up the challenge and proved that Lethbridge also has aoma pretty fair knights. Prank completed two success f u 1 bringing a roar of ap- proval from the crowd. Sir nf was named the top knight and the head knight promis- ed even more action the final night of the as he claimed his charges were all in a tight race for the honor of top knight of the show. Once again Don Reming- ton's carriages proved to the class of the show as be supplied an 1896 Park Drag carriage valued at to usher in the official party. One of the footmen on carriage was Frank Johansen who reverted to his trumpet playing days as he blared away on a 75 year old coach capping off a colorful opening. Dr. Ralph who judg- ed the first horse show for the returned this year to judge their ninth edi- tion. Dr. Rose is assisted by ringmaster Dick Gray. The following results are from Friday morning and afternoon Registered Quarter western Gayle Coaldale. Arabian bareback dollar bill open W. E. Sunny Glen Vulcan. Registered trail Upset Bill Claresholm. Junior Performance Jump- Table A Bar T.L. Great Falls. Registered Quarter open pleasure Rupert's Hank Medicine Hat. Tennessee Walking plantation amateur Big Sky's Trouble Frank and Mary Smith. Open riders over 18 Northwinds P. Leduc. pure or part western pleasure North- winds Karen Mc- Donald. Single Harness open G Bar G Sask. Stock Horse open- Sleep's upset Bill Claresholm. Manitoba Pool elevators face a more immediate prob- with 40 per cent con- gested. Jens Stangeland. operations manager for Pioneer Grain Co. said his company's elevators will be completely congested in two weeks. The major grain handling companies have urged the federal government to end the national rail strike before sales for this year's Canadian grain crop aee seriously hampered. Lethbridge MP Ken Hurl- burt said in a telephone in- terview from his vacation at Waterton that the longer the wait for a strike settle- the shorter the ship- ping season. He said before port of Churchill will be closed. Mr. SommerviUe said there Is adequate grain at Van- couver terminals simply be- cause the shipping companies have stopped sending the per ships to Canada durtnf the rail strike. The shipping companies art using small ships and supply is sufficient time Water well use okay for haulers A soon-to-be-lssued interim licence will allow 130 family- members of the North Mac- leod Water Haulers Co-opera- tive to begin using the new well near Jane Whipple's house north of Fort Macleod. Following a meeting Friday with representatives of the water haulers and govern- men and Mrs. Whipple's law- it will be possible for an interim licence to be issued for use of the well to assess its affect on Mrs. Whipple's water supply. Jack head of the Lethbridge office for the provincial department of the said Friday that the licence will remain sub- ject to approval of Environ- ment Minister Bill Yurko un- til all aspects of the well's use can be studied. Mr. McCracken said the work would progress rapidly because the families are short of water. Many domes- tic water used to store water on are empty in the area served by the water haulers co-operative. The Lethbridge office of the environment department will conduct the tests on the named Mud Valley No. 1 since the flow originates in trie Mud Lake area. Small grocers feel pinch The small independent gro- cer is being caught in a cost squeeze and is not responsi- ble for higher accord- ing to a retailer owned wholesaler which aervea 250 stores in Southern Alberta and the East Kootcnays. Associated Grocers which nerves 20 stom in Leth- mfiA dis- trict said in a release today that the small independent operator may have to in- crease his price on items immediately because of limit- ed financial resources while another retailer with higher financial backing can cover the increased cost without changing his price to the con- nxner.