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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THI. LETHBRIDO! HERALD Monday, Auguit 30, 1971 Victoria hospital employees in fight ing wage, the [oraicri the I union and sot oul to negotiate Ily SWIM.UIT Smff Writer Charges of profiim-ing, poor j management latar relnlions and court favor- Art Roberts, CUPE rcprcson- jlism were leveled al the man-! talivo in Calgary, said hospi- agemenl of Ihe Sandringham Private Hospital in Victoria, B.C. last week by Ail Roberts, a representative of Ihe Canadian Union of Public Em- ployees. Jca.n Slater, an official of Lo- cal 1311 of CUTE (formerly Private Hospital and General Service Union', told 21 repre- sentatives of Leihbridge locals of CUPE in Ihe Labor Club, Hie 2fl striking hospital workers at Sandringham have been picket- ing for 11 months. She said the 20 employees walked off the job Sept. 30 after management at Sandring- ham refu'sed lo negotiate a con- tract wild the union even after .the other four hospitals which were organized had signed In Lethbridge to tell the story and to solicit moral and finan- cial support for the strikers, Mrs. Slater said the hospital workers received the right to form a union in February, 1970. After two girls who had been fired for joinmg a union had been reinstated bv the labor re- lations board, the PHGSU sought and received affilialion from CUPE in December 1970. Some of Ihe complaints against management inc I u d e firing employees witlioul rea- son, work on days off wilh no overtime, a fighl lo get annual vacation and many times, a loss of the job when returned Iroir. vacation, she said. She said the management tried many things to discour- age the strikers, finally hiring security guards wilh dogs to protect" the land from the 28 women. They finally secured a court injunction limiting t h e number of picketers to five at any given lime. She said Ihe wages paid by the hospital were the minimum H.50 per hour as set by the B.C. government. In an effort to get social justice and a liv- said employees arc always the fu-st workers cut in tight limes, and arc always at Ihc bottom of the wage ladder. "It is lime thai we as work- ers realized Ihe he said. "The management al this hospital are not worried about the patients or the employees who look after Ihc patients. "They arc only worried, about the profit they ean make out of j sick people'.1 Vic said countless CUPE res- olutions have asked (he gov- ernments to take over the con-; trol of the nursing hospitals.' "No man should have the right i to make profit off the sick and He called for a ceir.enting of the union workers in (his situ- ation lo beat the Sandringham workers who are watching the developments closely and if Sandringham workers get their contract, all of the workers will be better off." he said. Gremlins? The city hall gremlin is at, it again. Ordinarily concerned only with such things as cutl i n g phone callers off. he recent- ly decided to give a new em- ployee a new title. The official notice board in the 1 o b Ij y (hat gives the names and title of all high- ranking employees now in- forms visitors that W a y n e Quinn is the assistanl c 11 y manager for "interal" audit. The extra "n" in internal has not been tacked onto tho end of at least not yet. MUD, OCZE, GLOOP AND SLIME No doubt about it, it's messy work. The problem is a broken water mcin at Mayor Ma grain Drive and 9th Ave. S, Although the break occured Sunday morning, workmen called out to repair it did not arrive wearing Hieir "Sunday best." The 16-inch main had to be shut off during repairs. Had Ihe break occured during a peak-use period residenls of the south-east section of ihe cily would have noticed a severe pressure drop. As it was, there was litlle inconvenience. The city's engineering department reporls a "sizeable number" of breaks this summer Ihe resull of mairrlain- ing high pressure to keep pace with demand. Arena opening set for late October One month after ths slart of construction, Lelhbridgc's Hen- derson Park ice centre is well on its way to a late October opening. City Manager Tom N7ulling said Friday HID rink was on or perhaps even ahead of schcd ule and Ihere should be no trou- ble meeling Ihe laic fall dead- line, provided nothing untoward occurred. The lalest progress report says all pilings have been pour- ed, as have all foundation walls in the dressing room area. About 40 per cent of founda- tion walls in Ihe equipmenl room area arc poured; forms for Ihe remainder arc almost ready. The first of the precast con- c r e I c .sections for the main ilii'CUire is expected to arrive in Ihr cil.y from Calgary in tie work or so. Tiie iec facility, with for l.UOo. will have two ko sliecis and can be used for coinmunily skating ami also for junior hiickey until a major arena is built. The U'ihbridge Sugar Kings begin their season in late Octo- her and Hie city plans to have the rink ready by that lime. Hot temperatures close classroom Faulty air conditioning and high lemperalures resulted in an early break for 400 sludenls at Fleetwood Bawden Ele- mentary School one day last week. The students were dismissed from classes -15 minutes early, at 3 p.m., when the single 14- room equivalent open area classroom in which they were being taught became unbear- ably School principal G. S. Lakie. said the classroom area had no ventilation without a i r condi- tioning. began laf! Hay when the school approached the original Cal- gary contractors lo put the units in working order. The units were sent to Cal- gary for repair during the sum- mer hut Ihe day before school began Ihe compressors were found to be burned out. Wilh no ventilation in the open area classroom the prin- cipal feared for the students' health The students did not get off with an early break entirely Iree, however Ihey lost their Apartment rental price war may have started here Heavy corn crop expected Strong root and leaf develop-1 for callle feed or as grain for mcnl resulted from early sum- j fecd 3Mj distillers. The release mer cool weather and now I 5aid sil ields Q[ more (han southern Alberta s 1971 field I corn "op is progressing well 117 tOTS Pcr acrc wl" te acconiuig to a release from j mon ivhilc grain yields will Hughes Agri-Marketing Ltd. of I reach 75 bushels per acre An aparlment rental price war is budding in L2thbridgc and city rental agents feel the rental war may have already entered its first stage. They point lo the current have to reduce vents between eight and 12 per cent, some agency managers feel. Ir the past, when the aparl- ment shortage here was acute, landlords refused to rent lo (rend in older apartment com- 1 people with children or ntts. plexcs. where rents and ten- "Kow landlords in some old- nat restrictions are being re- er apartments have reduced rents and are no longer requir- Tlie growing vacancies in of >g to sign Coaldale. The crop is used as silage where water has been applied evenly. i one agent said. bridge is due lo a recent apart-1 building inspcc- menl construction building tor s statistics show that 51 new boom during which time con- apartment complexes averag- The rental agents say com- petition will be keener when complexes currently under con- struction are completed. Although there is a surplus of apartment suites in the cily there is a shortage of houses U) rent. None of the agencies contact- ed by Ihe Herald .said they had sirglc family dwelling units listed for rent. However some managers are er manager Frank Besplug eel Sept. 7. feels, however, lhal llicre is a Council was told Monday Ihe shortage of low-rent housing for paople moving to this city looking for work. These people are looking for low cos! housing which, at pre- sent, is difficult to find, he said. said 'the mailer was being pur- Student'; could benefit from I the project consul- a rental price war. I------------------------------------------ AL prcscnl llicre is a slvuiagc of student accommodation, ac- The" air conditioning units "cess period, "have never functioned proper- The repaired air condition- he said. crs are cxpceled lo be installed The problem, Mr. Lakie said, I early this week The sewage story A report to city council on LaiiLs by Ted Lawrence, engi- the status of Lethbridge's near-1 ncering director, and his report ly completed secondary sew- would prcbably be ready next age treatment plant is expecf- iveck. lie added that as yet no word has been received from provin- planl was behind schedule and i cial officials on what action would not ready by the Sept. I Ihcy may take if Ihe planl is 1 completion date set by not functioning by Sept 1. The hcallh department. j heallh department has already City Manager Tom Nulling approved one extension of the deadline, lo Sept. 1 from an or- ipinal July 1 date. New car leaders announced tractors overestimated this i cily's needs and overbuilt. While older apartments are the first fo be affected, newer and larger complexes may soon predicting a shifl from houses ing more than 10 smtes each have been constructed al a per- mit value of This compares v. iih cighl apartmenl starts worth apurlmcnl designs provide. cording to student housing of- ficers at the Leihbridge Com- munity College and ihe L'ni- versily of Lethbridge. At LCC there are between 20 which a wide range of and 30 students footing for low i cosl living quarters while about to apartments suites. People want select accommo- dation 000 in 1970. Lelhbridge Canada Manpow- In a report recently released ranked manufacturers as from R. L. Polk and Company lows: (Canada) Lid., General Motors General Motors, 32.1 per of Canada was rated as having cent; Ford, 21.5 per cen' Chrysler of Canada Ltd., American Motors Company, 2 per cent. Toyota was the mosl-register-1 ed foreign car with 6.4 per cent of the total, Datsun was next al 6.2 per cent and Volkswagen was third with 4.5 per cent. had the most new cars register- ed in Canada during July. New cars registered in July Cadet news The first parade of the sea- son for members of the Navy League Cadet Corps No. 50 wiU be held aboard the ship at p.m.. Sept. 8 The ship is lo- cated at I'tli St. ar.d 10th Ave. S. All boys between the ages of 11 and 13 years are encour- aged to join the navy league cadets. Recruiting will be held between 1 and 2 p.m. this Sat- urday. There will be an officer's meeting onboard the ship Thursday, Sepl 2 at p m. permit iee schedule now in use at city hall 2CO U ol L students will be apartment hunting when classes resume. ORRPC complications A story in the Aug. 20 Her-1 division and transfer regula- ald may have left tlie impres-1 lions the decision on reserve sion the Oldman River Region-' provision must be made im- al Planning Commission has an mediately prior lo subdivision, option in when to take the 10 The commission has no op- per cent cash value in lieu of lion on whether to take tlie land for reserve at the lime of [cash in lieu on the basis of subdivision. markel value before or after According to provincial sub-1 any rezoning that might occur. Other various foreign cars ac- for 8.8 per cent of the registry. The total number of new cars registered in July was and the total to date for the year was An increase in a number of city permit fees that went into effect this week is Ihe first step in making the fee pay- over Ihe cost of Ihe services provided by the hall building department As outlined by City Manager of Permits cost S3 per SI ,000 city i plus per SI .000 thereafter. There is now a minimum fee Appointed Eric Shirt has been appoint- ed to the posilion of director cf information for the Indian As- sociation of Alberta according lo an announcement from Ed- monton today. supply good Tom Nutting in this year's op- up to and there- erating budget, Ihe fee schedule is set up to recover about SO per cent cf the direct salary cost of building department staff. A planned revision next year is to recover all this cost, j plus other expenses. About 70 per cent of salary- cost was recovered through fees in 1070. Plans had called for New Shades In Cream Powder Base Three new complexion (ones are truly evquisilo backdrops (or Ino new, brighter cosmellc color accents. Vanilla Cream, a light Ivory; Cream Bolge, a modium bclgo; nnd Gentlo Tart, a medium flolden lorio. So right tor today's trend In faco-maWng Moilo Norman Crenm Powthr Basi tj ivos you the smoothest covortng nnd the most Drolccllon. MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COtlEGE MAIL 323-1523 allcr. Similar increases apply for gas, plumbing and heating per- mils. Development applications, which used to be free, now cost S40. There are also plans for oc- cupancy permits which would he required before any new biijiriing could actually be used. The building department slaff uppuig this figure to almost slruclure is also being reorgan- Thc water supply in southern Alberta river and lake systems is very good considering the near reccrd use of water in the various irrigation districts Boh Wells, manager of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Ad- ministration, said llw reason is the much greater than normal snow pack in mountains and tlie cool spring in the area. j "The cool weather allowed the I snow to melt slowly, leaving a i good supply for the great poten- i tial in he said. "This slow melting process i has allowed the rivers lo main- tain a gocd flow ail summer despite the high demand in July and AugiLsl and the waler sys- tem should be in good shape Ihe end of October when the irriga- lion systems will be shul off." Ho said the probable flow the reservoirs combined wilh an estimate of Ihe amounl cif water lost to Ihe St. nnd Watirton Riv- wilh a GOO cubic feet per sec-mid flow. Mr. Wells said this is good considering Ihe dry weather and Uin time of tho year. The Oldman River has a flow of cubic feet per second. The two main reservoirs con- trolled by TFiU, Ihe St. Mary arid Waterlon dams, are main- laininf; a good level, wilh SI. feel from full and Waterton 10 feet from lull. per cent this year, but smcc the new fees were introduced cnly this week, Mr. Nulling has lowered the estimated revenue by from a total of 000. Building permits were form- erly S2 for each nf the building's value up lo 830.000 ized to provide more inspection slaff and to bellcr co-ordinate services (o the builders. Ktill to be hired is a develop- ment officer lo co-ordinate the many details associated with building projects and act in an advisory capacity lo the Munici- pal Planning Commission. City man is hoax victim A Leihbridge man was one I of 13 crew members nf a 1 Qantas Airlines jet wliich was the victim of a bomb hoax over Australia May 26. Chuck Sava, the son of Charles and Teresa Sava of 805 1.1th St. S., was the sec- ond officer of QY 755 I en route from Hong Kong lo Sydney when a man iden- tifying himself as ''Mr. Brown" informed Sydney po- lice Ihere was a pressure bomb on board. The man pul a tomb in a cily locker and then inform- ed police there was a sim- ilar one in the plane, tho lo- cation of which would he divulged if war, paid oul. In Ihe end. nflor a harrow- ing srvrral hours flying over "Down under" the money was paid and "Mr, Brown" cooiy informed the airline there was no bomb on board. The plane with 116 passen- gcrs then landed safely. Man still missing; o Small search parties are still looking for John flowralh, 60, of mail-more, Ki days atler he was firsl reported missing. Tlie IICMP al Blah-more said .search, ceiilml 10 miles north of Colemaii, has failed lo lurn up any Iracc of Mr. How- ralh. Mr. Howralh was reported missing Aug. 17 uhen he did nut report for work. His car was found the same day near Window Mountain. Appliance TV Centre 812 4th Ave. S. Phone 328-1673 or 328-1332 DIRECTIY ACROSS FROM EMERSON'S SHOWROOM GRAND OPENING AND I1IAAP CONTINUES ENTER YOUR NAME IN THE FREE DRAW FOR A PHILCO 25" COLOR TV FREEZERS 15 CUBIC FOOT 18 CUBIC FOOT S217 S244 if EASY TERMS GRAIN TAKEN IN TRADE -A- FREE DELIVERY ANYWHERE IN SOUTH ALTA. 23 CUBIC FOOT APPLIANCE TV CENTRE BAKER WAYNE BAKER SEE THE LARGEST DI5PIAY OF APPLIANCES IN SOUTH ALBERTA 812 4th Ave. S. Phone 328-1673 or 328-1332 Directly Across From Enerson's Showroom ;