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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, Auguil 26, Rural Returning cilfu-ers in rural ridings may establish up to three advance polls. Advance poll'' i" lllc Maclcod constituency an located in the Olaresholni recreation hall, and at Fort Macleod's Centen- nial In Cardston tiding, advance polls are in Ihc Cardston town hall and at the Alma Hancock residence in Havir.nnd. Tabcr Warner riding has three advance pulls, in Tabcr, Coaldale and Milk Kiver. Rural votcis wishing to vote in an advance poll in town where the returning office is not located need noi Ro lo the returning office but may re- ceive authorization from the lo- cal enumerator. JOHN ANDERSON DfCK GRUENWALD Campaigners present the issues at city forum I Mr. Gray listed as among his present Social Credit political [orum sponsored by the Lethbridge lavc'cc.' was held Wednesday in the Vales Memorial Centre to provide candidates in the two Lethbridge constituencies an opportunity to present their plat- forms and answer questions from the floor. 350 persons attended the forum, which was addressed by thc six cily candidates in the Aug. 30 provincial election: from Lcthbridge West, Dick Gniemvald, Social Credit; Dick Gray, Progressive Conservative, and Klaas Buijert. New Democratic Partv- from Lethbridge East. Richard Barton, Con- servative: John Anderson, .Social Credit, and Doug Poile. iNDP. mends more community, and. home care for mental pElients. j He said Ihe report was, shelved by Ihe Social Credit1 government when it came out luo years ago. "They say they; don't have the money lo imple- ment it, yet they are now of- fering Sl.OOO home owner crams. Their priorilies are up." He promised an approach" lo Ihe development I Mr. Gray listed as among his present Social Credit govern- I coneerr.s the development of the ment lo the dinosaurs. 1 St. Mary reservoir and Chin Feature by Myron Johnson and home" "owner Herj, Johnson I scnior. government euuld priorilies are nero Juniisun taed incomes and better out-1 nQ( see inlo thc future Dlan patient services in local hospi-, ]f lhc re- m rnros m.0'tals. S soiu-ces were sold, Alberta Lake as provincial parks, the completion of a divided highway between Lethbridge and Cal- gary, assistance to local busi- nessmen in getting started or expanding, senior citizens on Like the dinosaurs, the gov- ernment "has become mon- sters, unable to suppoit them- selves and arc going to die, just like they he said. The reason for this, he said, Ecology Corps pro- 1 Anderson Lethbridge East Social Credit -andidale Johnny Anderson isked what the other parties me Hone in the provinces in rtich they are in iwwer lo of secondary industry in Al- berta, and the marketing of ag- ricultural products. Moreover, The strike situation at province should have cffcc Lethbridge Correctional Insli- i live representation on Ihe Ca- tutc was not considered an'nadian Wheat Board, he said, election issive. he ssid. It was Mr. Banon said lie favors the responsibility of thc altor-. legislation to conlrol pollution, ney-gencral's department and and the Conservatives are "pre- would be settled by 11. prred lo enforce any legislation1 gram ,_ sources were sold, Alberta Whcn asked if he would sup- become a "ghost prov- L _ rrni -i-Jrl nf n port a move lo get rid of a mce nc said. Credit MLAs the S1.55 per he said. i to try lo he on hour mimmurn -in 'ponutanfln the river _ On the question or resource Valley Feeders, said he would royalties, Mr. Buijert slated countries in the Middle r.ast four times ._-jer than the Alberta govern- j ment charges. He also said Lhe Conscrva "slealing our emphasized the need lo develop secondary in- dustries and utilize nalural re- sources llirough them, ralhcr not. He reminded the question- e policj. of er that the city had expropriated J ,h> vincc. 40 acres of his land to produce vnp "a bigger smell" (the new sec- He pointed out Ihul Ihe NDP ondarv sewage treatment! had begun a study of Ihe mic 50lne >'cais ag 1 and had reached conclusions and formed a platform based In replv to a question aboul, we pass." TTin Prii ]_n u.' in better than So-1 strip mining in the lit. Rundl Gruemcald r Banff, Mr. Anderson j courage industry to oca in talki matter was a federal j smaller centres he sa d. U hi c He suggested that perhaps "id the ls.a I an upward adjustment in reven- ue from nalui'al resource royal- stituled. He supported student Buijert said with large incomes prime 'concerns for "clean legislature, air and clean water." He would, he said, continue lhc I fight for a pollution-free prov- ince. Another concern was lhat Al- RICIIARD BARTON DICK GRAY Barton berta have dust-free road? to its parks. Thc provincial high- way network was improving all the" lime, he said, and Ihe ef- fort must be continued. Asked about government pol- icy regarding development of the Akamina highway, Mr. An- derson replied he was not sure representation in 1 exchange programs, but sug- th'r legislature, n revised they might teller be fare sysinn. and assumption of' carried out by aiding such pio- taxed at a higher rate lo make fare sysinn. and assumption of carried out by aiding sucn difference education costs by the province grams Elready established by u'He-alled for cslablishmcnt of were promised by Richard Bar-' service organizations. ton, Progressive Conservative candidate for Lethbridge East. Mr. Barton said he has visit- more than homes in ridine in the election cam- lie government had one. j paign. and has discovered peo- Hc did emphasize that ton -1 v.3nt sti-onger representa- ism was an important indusiry tlon [rom (his community in in the province and roads and; roadside facilities must be ira-i people feel the govern- pro ved to aid the tourist Indus- j meni is not listening or respon- Iry. _ ing to their wishes, and not "Mr Anderson also pointed translating their desires into oul the need for continued im- provements in the field of nurs- ing home care and the provi- sion of homes for senior citi- zens. Buijert Free education, development of secondary industry, an in-; crease in gas and oil revenues j and a two dollar minimum wage, were advocaled by Klass Buijert, New Democratic Party candidale in Lethbridge West. Mr. Buijert said an NDP gov- an Alberta Development Cor- poration, with funds made available for encouragement secondary industry. inces, and the provincial gov- ernment deserves credit for Ihis. He said this has come about partly because Ihe government piovides jobs directly, but also because "the Alberla govem- licy of treating a fa- vorable climate for industry has resulted in more job oppor- lUJVVevel, lie aalu, uiitit Dick Gray, Progressive Con- always be some unemployment servative candidate in Leth-! jn Alberta because people from bridge West, reiterated his Othcr provinces will continue "time [or a change" tnemc, coming to this province "to en- tics. An NDP government would increase Ihe royalty payments to bring them in line with oilier areas in olhcr parts of the wor.'d, he said. Financial aid lo residents of Alberta would also lie piovidwl through publicly-owned power systems, he saitl. He look exception to land being the basis of taxes. In- effective legislation, he said, promising to make his voice i heard in the legislature. Mr. Barton said taxation, es- pecially Hie heavy burden of one of the was oiiujLanuiiig ciiu i mam concci ns in Lethhridge would support development of j The Conservatives would educational facilities, while i alleviate this situation by tak- kecping costs within reason. jng over entire cost of edu- Induslrial development was cation from the municipalities. the government has: jov good lite here." ucation at all levels, including! o[ Zens. i uiu i Educalion in Alberta he said, I property taxation, is o was "outstanding" and he, concerns in L university, lor all who qualify academically. Hc necessary', he said, to ensure that jobs were provided. De- velopment should take place largely outside the "huge" cen- tres and be concentrated in the This would not mean lower taxes, he said, but il would mean an education lax based on ability (o pay. In regard to w-elfarc, he said He said increased royalties portant family values'1 are dis-. may now nave a mucn grealer would also help create "secon- j appearing, he said. dary industries to produce more J He also explained his stand on jobs for the Albertans the horn tax fund, which is sup- smaller towns and cities, he the government must provide said. He defended the promise by for those unable to care themselves. But he said for Premier Strom to give j Conservatives would grants lo new home-owners.! ccnlivcs into the welfare saying it would help the young: scheme lo encourage recipients people today scllle down and; io get back lo work. become good citizens and tax payers. It wuld also be a boost to'the building trades and help lower rents, he said. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS tlNED WATER HEATERS S110 and UP Installed Phone 328-2176 That is, welfare recipients would be allowed to work and the government would subsidize the balance of funds needed to I provide a decent income. Reci- pients wishing to work would not be penalized for their ini- tiative. Mr. Barton said Ihe Conser- valives are committed to im- plementing the Blair Report on mental health, whicli recom- erease in oil, gas and coal rev cuiTently unemployed. The NDP is stressing of concern to Ihose at the hot- torn, especiallv people over Ihe i age of 50 and sludenls unable to obtain work. Mr. Buijorf also supported the recommendations of the Blair report on mental health Ho favors eslablishmg mental health facilities in all local come, he said, should be the sole criterion. He also advo- G (unities than in oilier'provinces catcd a caPltal gains ax- m a per capita basis." Mr. Poile outlined several J saicl there measures lo help reserve Ine family farm. One step would be to provide cheaper arm power and lo refund Ihe money spcnl by farmers on power installa- tion in lhc pasl. He proposed a moratorium on farm debt and Ihc establish- ment of a land bank lhat would pay cash for land to retiring farmers. Also included were in- centive grants (o expand, di- versify and upgrade farms. On educalion Mr. Poile. a teacher, suggested a reorgani- zation of priorilies with more emphasis on thc early ycai's of training. Investment in s e c o n d a r y schooling brings a quick rclurn. j o ernmenl would institute, j louch wilr] many sections I stressing Social Credit I achievement1; regarding edu- agricultural cauon, Mr. Gniemvald said the the industry i'.s sn example. It is province's educational system nevcnue 111 pay 101 uns, uuu the basic industry in Ihe prov-1 ;s adaptable lo changing condi- olher NDP programs would jnce. ne said, but fanners are j (jons and permils greater in- come from a substantial in-; faced with an increasing tax volvement of citizens in thc de- bvrden. The familv farm and its im- cisioivmaking process. "For instance, school Iwards posed to compensale the pack- areas, so most patients could recover in home surroundings. A two dollar minimum wngc should established in Alber- ta, he said, and if an employer can't afford lo pay thai much, "perhaps he has no righl lo exist." in business. He added the minimum age wage should be paid lo students hired under fund for years and I'll be damn- ed if I know where the money is going." he said. At one point IK lauded Ihc federal government's Opportun- ities for Youth program and other summer projects for say in mailers of curriculum and lextbook selection." Asked whether vocational, secondary, continuing or uni- versity education should have highest priority, he said il is impossible lo make a blankel statement The government Iries to satisfy everyone by pro- viding s variety of inslilulions to meet different needs. He said Lothbridgc receives more for education on a per capita basis than olher Alberta cities. he said, but the more important years were the early ones, in which a child has a greater capability of learing CHARLIE BUIJERT DOUG POIl.F. All photos by Bryan Wilson r- j- r However, there is "no way" young people. He said lie was provincc carry lne 100 per cent behind the govern-, nlirc for ment in what il was doing in the (ion youth movement. I TOURIST SPENDING UP lUilUlllLY ui K.UI On the daylight saving qiies-'. PARIS (Ileuler) Tourists in lion, a mailer of some concern j France last year spent S24 iml- lo the forum's organizers, Mr. lion more than French tourists Pcile replied lhat his parly was j "more concemcd with thc [ilc figure of 12 fare of people than whether: vlsitCrs to France in j they are going lo be out playing 11170 has already been surpass- 1 golf for an extra hour." cd Ibis year. More city news page 21 ties' share lias been steadily i CITY OF LETHBRIDGE SANITARY LANDFILL HOURS OF OPERATION The Sanitary Landfill will now be operated on a controlled hour basis effective August 28th, 1971 as Monday Thru Friday a.m. to p.m. a.m. to p.m. Sunday Closed All Day REFUSE HAULED AFTER HOURS MAY BE DUMPED IN LARGE CONTAINERS OUTSIDE THE GATES youth movement. (ics. Sili1rc steadily! Involved in working witn 5I pcr in ycimg people himseli. he suici (o pcr ccnt nml wonderful and we can R nt help them a hell of a lot' Questional about federal aid rol. to young people who arc ra curronl js M2r, millioili 35 veiling across the counlry while ccn[ of pimilx.ia] older people have I" Pa5' lm I "in spite of these costs, their own holidays, Mr. way cducation is thc il was "a good way for certain governments lo get them out of the way for the summer." Asked whal was Die main rea- son he felt it was lime tor a change in government, Mr. Gray said he had long had lhc feeling it was next lo impossi- ble to "get through" to thc pro- vincial government. He personally had experi- enced many delays, he said. I Relieve educalion slill is the best investment we can make." On the environment, Mr. Gruenwald said lhc government has passed legislation to pre- serve clean air and water and protect wilderness areas. Gruenwald, an insurance agcnl, opposed nin car insurance, arguing lhat experience in Maniloba indi- cates il dons nol rcsull in a saving. lie; snid Social Crcdil would even on simple administrat ve; ml in ,cmcnt a Salc. ,ax mailers such us health plan I npphcalions. cd thc parly's pr0mise of a ipplicalio. It was his desire to "voice his opinion up there" and to "put Lelhbridgc inln lhc areas of power within thc government." He look cxccplion lo lhc stand taken by PC leader Peter Longhced on lhc slrip mining operation near Banff. Ilc snid personally he was "dead against it" and would oppose any fur- ther development. gt'.inl to home buyers, and described the government's nursing home program as "heaven on Pode Doug Poile, NDP candidnlc in Lcthbridge East, likened thn Thank you Canada! Seagram's Five Star now outsells all other brands of whisky. The reason? Easy taslc and easy to look at. Plus the Seagram name and quality. Prove it for yourself. That's the easy part. The easy whisky. Seagram's FIVE STAR CANADIAN RYE WHISKY JDSLPH C, SlAGRftM A SONG L1MI11D WAltRLOO, ONTARIO, CANAOA 2801. ;