Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, December 2, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Alberta Not enough staff-May EDMONTON (CP) The head of industrial health ser- vices for the Alberta govern- ment has resigned, saying the province has not been willing to give him enough staff to meet Alberta's needs. Dr. C. R. May said the province is not facing up .to the increasing demands for preventive health services. He said in an interview he would prefer to stay in Alberta but has had. no success in persuading the health department to give him the personnel he needs. "Industry is increasing and our problems are going to increase. The time to meet these problems is before they arise." Dr. May said a minimum of 50 people are needed in the in- dustrial health service. Current staff totals 23. Coin program should work EDMONTON (CP) The president of the Com- monwealth Games Founda- tion says a proposed coin program will probably be enough to finance the extra capital costs needed to hold the 1978 Commonwealth Games. Alex Fallow says' that federal officials were "quite enthusiastic" about the proposal during a meeting in Ottawa Thursday. The coin program proposal was for- mulated after Mr. Fallow revealed that inflation and ris- ing construction costs had es- calated the original estimated cost of capital facilities from million to about million. Sidor is new president EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Social Credit Party Saturday elected Liz Sidor of Edmonton as its president, effective immediately. She replaces Francis Porter and will serve a one-year term. Walter Strom of Cyprus, brother of former premier Harry Strom, was elected first vice president. Second vice president is Al Kurpjuweit of Edmonton, third vice-president is Allan Howard of Calgary and fourth vice-president is Earl Dreeshen of Innisfail, the only officer elected by acclamation. Looking for lollipops? EDMONTON (CP) Alberta is heading down the "lollipop trail" of token government grants, loans and subsidies, says Werner Schmidt, leader of the provin- cial Social Credit party. Speaking at a banquet dur- ing the party's 40th annual convention, he said the Progressive Conservative ad- ministrations' "lollipop programs" were designed to make the government look good and garner votes. The programs also con- ditioned people to look to government for help "as soon as the going gets tough." Schmidt again proposed an individual incentive system involving government decentralization, reduced bureaucracy and increased tax relief. UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 45 18 Pineher Creek... 43 22 Medicine: Hat 41 19 Edmonton 32 16 Grande Prairie 32 15 Banff........... 29 17 Calgary......... 40 17 Victoria 48 43 .15 Penticton....... 42 32 Prince George 32 19 Kamloops....... 41 34 .03 Vancouver...... 48 44 .09 Saskatoon....... 33 27 Regina........ 32 19 Winnipeg 28 12 Toronto'......... 32 29 Ottawa......... 25 17 Montreal 21 16 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Regions Today: Mostly sun- ny. Highs near 45. Lows 15 to 20. Tuesday: Sunny periods. Winds west 20. Highs near 50. Calgary Regions Today: Mostly cloudy. Fog patches. Snowflurries in the moun- tains. Winds southeast 15. Highs near 40. Lows 15 to 20. Tuesday: Cloudy. Highs about 45. Columbia Kootenay Region Today: Mainly cloudy. Oc- casional snow at times wet beginning this afternoon. Highs during the day in the mid 30s. Lows tonight in the upper 20s. Tuesday: Cloudy with snowflurries at times mixed with showers over ex- treme southern sections. Highs Tuesday in the mid 30s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly sunny today. Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Warmer most sections both days. Gusty winds along east slopes Tuesday. Highs today 40 to 50 except 30 to 40 southwestern valleys. Lows tonight 20 to 30 except in southwestern valleys. Highs Tuesday 45 to 55. West of Continental Divide Patchy low cloudiness and valley fog breaking by after- noon. Continued cool today. Increasing high cloudiness tonight. Cloudy and warmer Tuesday with scattered rain and snow showers. Highs to- day 30 to 40. Lows tonight 20 to 30. Highs Tuesday 35 to 45. Safeway strike ends, price gouging charged N-: x> EDMONTON (CP) Strik- ing clerks at 35 Safeway Ltd. stores here voted today to accept a two-year contract that they had previously re- jected. Officials of the supermarket chain said staff would return to work today, but stores would not open until Wednesday. The clerks, members of local 401 of the Retail Clerks Union, voted 691 to 217 in favor of acceptance of the offer. The offer was originally turned down last Monday, but union members petitioned their executives for another ballot. Under the settlement, food clerks will get a starting hour- Twisted wreckage The twisted wreckage of an automobile lies in the ditch after a fatal accident Saturday in which three persons were killed. Two cars collided with a Canadian National Railways coal train near Chilliwack, B.C., demolishing the vehicles and derailing 11 cars of the 88-car train. Socreds wind up convention, a real alternative-Schmidt EDMONTON (CP) Arm- ed with policy papers and reduced membership fees, delegates emerged from the annual conference of the Alberta Social Credit Party Saturday determined to form the next provincial government. Party leader Werner Schmidt, denying that his par- ty was "just another Conser- vative said it offered a true alternative to voters in the election, expected this spring. He expressed optimism despite widespread predic- tions of his party's demise and the fact that only eight of 75 constituencies have announc- ed Social Credit candidates compared with more than 25 by the Progressive Conser- vatives. In an apparent effort to up- date party principles, the 350 delegates rejected monetary reform as their "first and foremost and ad- vocated a provincial system of dental care. But the directions express- ed in a keynote address by Mr. Schmidt and unanimously approved by the delegates signalled a return to prin- ciples that served as "guiding stars when the gong was rough and the sailing perilous" during 36 years of Social Credit rule that ended in 1971. The conference delegates said new ways should be found to develop harmonious labor management relations through such arrangements as profit sharing and participa- tion in management. They lowered membership fees to from S4 and ad- vocated limitations on cam- paign expenditures combined with "disclosure of donations above certain amounts." In a more traditional line, they said the educational system should foster an un- derstanding of competitive enterprise and individual incentive, and that "the ef- forts of the individual are rewarded to the individual." The delegates said develop- ment of natural resources should be regulated by private enterprise and Albertans should be able to participate "in the equity ownership of resource development pro- jects without government ownership." They also said "our agricultural economy will flourish best when it stands on its with minimal government involvement. Mr. Schmidt said in his keynote speech that his top priority was human develop- ment balanced with physical development and based, in part, on an individual incen- tive system. The text of his speech said this would move society away from the "welfare state" and change 'he current trend towards "more free housing for the motley mob and more free food and clothing for those who dislike work." He suggested that Alberta become "the think tank of Canada and the developing a bank of knowledge that would enable Alberta to become a world leader in resource development, educational and health care systems and employer employee relations." Wedding with a difference EDMONTON (CP) Malcolm Baster and Lucille Haley wanted a wedding ceremony that had some relation to their occupations. So they took to the air Sunday, exchanging vows in an Edmonton Flying Club twin-engine aircraft, feet above the city. The groom is an air traffic controller at the Edmonton Industrial Airport and the bride, a former instructor with the Edmonton Flying Club, is chief pilot for two Edmonton com- panies. The six-passenger plane, piloted by Henry Stanford, a flying club instructor, carried two other persons who acted as witnesses at the non- denominational wed- ding. ly salary of increasing to after 16 months. Under the expired contract, the starting salary was going up to Cashiers will receive a starting wage of increasing to after 1-2 months. The figures under the old pact were and The clerks walked out Mon- day on the heels of a strike by meatcutters and wrappers at Safeway stores. The meat- cutters walked out Nov. 21, forcing the stores to close, and they remained closed when the meatcutters agreed to return Monday but the clerks walked out. The strikes resulted in booming business for the other grocery outlets in the city and long lineups for shoppers. Meanwhile. Consumer Af- fairs Minister Bob Dowling says his department investigated retail food prices throughout the city during the strike. Mr. Dowling mentioned the investigation to 10 persons who demonstrated at the legislature Friday to express concern about food prices and alleged price gouging by stores that continued to operate during the Safeway strike. "If what you say (about price gouging) is true, we will call them in on a managerial level and have a chat with them." said Mr. Dowling. "We will say, 'Look, this is just not the way it should be.' There is no way that we can intervene and say 'no way does that price go up'.'' Mr. Dowling said the FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE OPTICAL PRESCtlPTION CO. T UftlMIQBI government must use its power of persuasion. The idea for the demonstra- tion began during an informal discussion among several Ed- monton residents. just got hepped up about food prices and decided to do said Julie Garneau, one of the protesters. Strike vote REGINA (CP) About 600 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees throughout Saskatchewan are voting on whether to strike to back demands for a monthly cost of living increase retroactive to Oct. 1. Results of the vote by the workers, employed primarily in psychiatric institutions and extensive care units, are ex- pected to be known by Thurs- day or Friday. Balloting is taking place in several centres throughout the province. The existing contract calls for a cost of living increase, but that won't come into effect until next March. life 1 Picture yourself as the Western's second MORE THAN r HN .FIRST SECOND PRIZE THiffp PRIZE I SOyOOO is FOURTH PRIZES, EACH I III UK To order your ticket, mail this coupon to: WESTERN CANADA LOTTERY FOUNDATION P.O. SOX 2900, CALGARY. 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As early as 1924, he said, car caravans were organized to travel what was then little more than a trail westward to Jasper and then through the B.C. interior to Kamloops. Mr. Hawrelak said the road now is a reality, but the association, which includes 50 member communities along the route, still has a long way to go. He advised officials to review their objectives con- stantly, realizing im- provements can always be made. The highway runs from Portage la Prairie, Man., through four provinces via Saskatoon, Edmonton and Jasper to the port of Prince Rupert. From there, it runs south to Kamloops. Bonar Bain of Edmonton, elected 1975 President, told delegates the route "has a substantial distance to go before reaching Trans-Canada highway standards." In years to corne, he said, there will be more concentra- tion on the needs of and benefits to member com- munities. Annual meetings would be held in each of the four western provinces, in ad- d'ition to the annual interprovincial convention. 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