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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta CHRISTMAS HOCKEY SPECIAL CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS vi VANCOUVER CANUCKS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26lh Return Air Fare, Accommodation, Admission Only For reservations and information contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centre Village Phono 328-3201 or 328-8184 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Lcthbridgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, December 4, 1970 PAGES 17 TO 28 Treat Everyona To Alberta Roast Beef-On-A-Bun Available Only at ERICKSEN'S No. 2-1705 M.M. Drive S. Phono 328-7751 Bigger Waterton asked in brief Taxpayers' tab could approach Hospitals facing whopping deficits An increase In the size of Waterton Lakes National Park has been called for by the Wa- terton Chamber of Commerce and park leaseholders. In a brief to J. J. Buchanan, MP for London West attached to the department of Indian af Gasoline prices hiked by one cent City residents will soon have to pay one cent more per gal Ion of gasoline. The one cent hike, which fol lows one made about a year ago, has been announced by Imperial Oil Ltd. and Gulf Oi Canada Ltd. and is expected to spread to all other oil firms within a week. Imperial Oil has stated the increase is necessary to meel escalating manufacturing costs and salaries. The increase was approved by tile federal government's prices and incomes commis- sion and will affect only the four western provinces and the Northwest Territories. Gasoline prices in the city will now be about 51 cents for regular and 55 cents for pre- mium. Blood clinic passes quota There were 359 pints of blood donated Thursday bringing the total for the Red Cross blood donors clinic to 968, well over the 900-pint quota. Mrs. E. K. Holroyd, clinic secretary, said there was an "excellent" turnout of young donors as well as new donors which were urgently needed. ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING ARTISTS' SUPPLIES GALLERY DOWNTOWN JON FIFTH AVENUE I fail's and northern develop ment, the chamber and lease holders ask that "immediati consideration" be given to en larging the park, in view of the increasing number of visitors. The park is simply not goini to be large enough in the com ing years, the brief says. If the balance of nature is to be main tained within the park bound aries, it is "imperative" tha these boundaries be extended, It is also suggested that en trance fees to the park be in creased from the present an nual fee. No new figure is sug gested, but the brief does sa; people using the park shoult pay a larger portion of the cos! of maintenance. Another major item in the brief deals with the termina tion of leases in the park an< compensation when these ex pire. All other problems in the park "pale to insignificance" in comparison to this question says the brief. The leasehold ers require assurance tha compensation will be uncondi tional and not subject to the ivailability of funds from Par- liament. Only in this way, says the brief, can there by any as surar-ce improvements to the leasehold properties will be maintained right up until the fi- nal day of the lease. Touching on local govern- ment, the brief says there ii no need for it in Waterton the present time. However it is suggested there is a need for more authority "or the local parks administra- tion and close liaison between it and an elected advisory com- mittee. Liquor store completion in January The traditional Christmas rush at the downtown Alberta overnment liquor store will ;ake place this year in familiar surroundings. A new liquor outlet being milt just east of the present on 7th St. S. is scheduled [or completion in January. A store spokesman said he wasn't sure when the move to new quarters would be made, jut it would not be in time for lie holiday season. EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR MIKE HANZEL 3I7-7IH STREET SOUTH By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge and district tax- payers are facing the possibili- ty of a whopping tax requisition next year for hospital ser- Hospital board lias completed its 1971 preliminary budget calling for a deficit of The Lclhbridgc Municipal which likely would have to be FIRE'S AFTERMATH George Smerek of 913 9lh St. N-, examines bowling trophies scorched when fire gutted his home Thursday. All but one room of the home was gutted in the blaze and the furniture was a total loss. Both the house and furniture were in- Stured. Only 35 minutes elapsed between the time the fire call was turned in until the firs was extinguished. Mr. Smerek was not at home at the time. A spokesman for the Leth- bridge fire department said the fire was caused when an extension cord wrapped around a board to take up surplus cord shorted and heated up. The cord was used to extend power to the street for a block heater in a truck. The coils of cord around the board apparently acted similar to a heating element in an appliance such as a toaster. The cord shorted at the outdoor plug end which had been placed in a vent-hole of a win- dow to keep it dry. picked up by taxpayers in the contributing municipalities if proposed projects are carried out. If St. Michael's General Hos- pital and the Lethbridge Aux- iliary Hospital also have defi- cits, and it is anticipated they will in view of rumored pro- vincial policy, taxpayers could be facing a tab of an LMH board member forecasts. Following establishment of the LMH budget, Frank Rus- sell, board chairman, said "it r going to be a grim year if budgetary forecasts work out." Estimated LMH expenditures next year are Esti- mated revenue is in- cluding nrovincial grants through Health Care, co-insur- ance schemes and out-patient fees. This leaves a deficit of Add to that for capi- tal equipment and for blacktopping, which formerly were not included in the hos- pital's operating budget, for a deficit of Next year's budget is an in- crease of 13.6 per cent from tl is year's estimated expendi- tures of and 24.5 per cent more than 19S9's expendi- tures of While estimated expenditures are up 13.6 per cent for next year, estimated revenue is up only 1.2 per cent. REASONS GIVEN The main reason for the esti- mated increase in expenditures is brought about by increased services and associated sal- aries for these services, Mr. Russell said. The addition of a 21-bed psy- chiatric unit will require an ad- ditional 21 nursing staff plus additional housekeeping staff. Service is also being increased in the physiotherapy and inha- lation therapy departments. All-told there will be an in- crease in staff of 25 for at least part of 1971. All these services are needed in ;his area, Mr. Russell said. Salaries and fringe benefits account for about 80 per cent of the hospital's estimated ex- penditures. It is impossible at this time to establish an accurate budget because of the many unknowns, Mr. Russell indicated. The hos- pital is submitting its budget, as requested by the provincial government, on the province's 'global budget" forms. It has been indicated the province will pay 90 per .cent and contributing municipalities 10 per cent. "But, 90 per cent cf what? We don't know if it will be 90 per cent of the sub- mitted budgeted expenditures, of approved costs, of operating and capital equipment costs or what." A big item clouding budget- ing is the fact that new em- )loyee working contracts have not been completed. They are still being negotiated. Some ex- tremely high salary percentage increases are being sought. FINANCE PLAN The most generally accepted financing plan, although still conjecture, is that the province will pay so much, hospitals will be allowed to requisition tax- payers for so much and any- thing over what the two contri- bute will have to go to plebi- scite. Red Crow remanded MICHELIN Bo better-than-ready for the worst that winter can dish out. Put your safety and comfort first, on a set of Michelin X M-t-ssteel-belted radial snow tires. The special flexing action of its unique radial construction together with a belt of flexible steel beneath the tread keeps the X firmly on the road, providing maximum road-grip and maximum traction, in any weather; the steef bell provides unequalled prelection against hidden road hazards, too. For icy road conditions, (he X is pre-driilcd 1o take over 100 sluds. Soa your Mlchalin dealer now aboul his "Change-up to X" allowance on your present lires when you change-up to Michelin X the "gct-you-home" snow STEEV-BELTED RADIAL SNOW TIBES I NORTH LETHBRIDGE MO-TIRES Cor. 3rd Ave. and 13th St. N. Phono 327-3181 "MORE OF A TIRE FROM MO-TIRES" Alphonse Red Crow, 20, Cardston, was remanded in Cardston magistrate's cour Thursday to Dec. 9, for the con PHARMACY FACTS From O. C. Stufabs Are you thinking about hav- ing some dental extraction work done in the near future And, you've been dreading the pain you expect to suffer afterwards? T Then you'll un doubtedly be in- terested in hear- ing about a way to help curb this type of pain. You can do this by paling plenty of citrus fruit and drinking citrus juices for at least a day ahead and two days after the time of extraction. You should also make a point of drinking at least a quart of milk, or more, each day, and concentrate on eating leafy veg- etables during this period. You should also cut down, sharply, on your intake of coffee, tea, meat, fish and all other acid producing foods. What you're really doing is helping to alka- lize your blood stream, as well as increasing the healing power of your body's bone structure. When you bring your pre- scription to us liere at 1506 Oth Avc. S. (Stuhbs Pharmacy, of you can always be sure you'll have, a comfortable )lace to sit while you're wait- ng. timialion of a preliminary hear- ing which will be held in Leih- bridge. Red Crow is charged with non-capital murder and crimi- nal negligence in the Oct. 4 death of Us father, Allan Red Crow, 46, in an incident which occurred near the Cardston town limits. COMPLETE CARPET AND UNOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-54S4 SAVE TOP 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT 1NUTE UFFLER INSTALLATIONO j Phone 328-8134 509 6th Avenue South Opposition to policy on pollution Three southern Alberta en- vironmental groups have stated opposition to government policy that civil servants are asked not to talk on pollution and en- vironment issues to political or semi-political organizations. The Alberta Wilderness As- sociation, Lethbridge Chapter; the Lethbridge Natural History Society, and Pollution Control Southern Alberta, made a joint statement of opposition. They said "We are opposed in principle to policy which does not allow civil servants to speak out against detrimen- tal situations that afiect our environment. If Alberta en- vironment is to be protected, we need scientific freedom, ob- jectivity and openness." Landeryou honor night Saturday About 350 persons are expect- ed to attend an appreciation dinner Saturday for retiring Lethbridge MLA Jack Lander- you. The banquet, to be attended by Premier Harry Strom, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Carolina Room of the El Rancho Motor Hotel. Tickers are available at lo- cal outlets. Mr. Landeryou announced a few months ago he will not contest the next provincial election. He has represented the Lethbridge riding since 1944. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BIDS. PHONE 327-2822 Tin's year LMH requisitioned of which city taxpayers contributed or 68 per cent of the requisition. If the same percentage figure holds true next year, and the deficit is Lethbridge taxpay- ers would be requisitioned by LMH for seven times what it was this year. This year's requisition from LMH amounted to seven-tenths of a mill. With a higher tax base next year, it could take four mills to pay the anitici- paled LMH deficit. If St. Michael's and the aux- iliary hospital also requisition the taxpayers, Lethbridge could be contributing as high as six mills for hospital ser- vices. It is thought such a high assessment would require a plebiscite. If the plebiscite were defeated the only anwer appears to be a cut in services at the various hospitals. All hospitals in Alberta sub- mit their budgets on tire prov- ince's "global budget" forms to a newly formed hospital commission. The commission, it. is expected, will tell the hos- pitals how much of a grant they will get. It will then be up to the hospitals, after requisition- ing what is allowed from con- tributing municipalities (say four to either cut back on their expenditures accord- ingly or go to plebiscite. St. Michael's is asking the commission for next year, an estimated 10 per cent increase in expenditures. The auxiliary hospital's budget for next year has not been com- pleted. HUMBLE SERVANT NEW-V.W. 1600 ONLY 1970 V.W. 1600 Only 6000 ft! 701 miles. ONLY 1964 FORD motor re- pair, ONLY RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. 3rd Ave. and 16th St. 5. Sales 328-4539 Car Lot 328-4356 MAKE CAMM'S YOUR SHOE STORE Dine and Dance TONIGHT and SATURDAY NIGHT! Marv Qually's Sunset Trio SUNDAY The family enjoy our fine food, service atmosphere "Special Children's Menu" SUNDAY BRUNCH SERVED 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. PHONE 328-7756 for RESERVATIONS for all your footwear gifts! New at Camm'sl LISA DEBS DRESSY SLINGS (AS ILLUSTRATED) in back and brown crinkle patent wet look, AAA, AA, End B widths, sizes 6 to 9. Also a new gold and a new Silver Nylon. OPEN TOE SANDAl by Lisa Debs ideal for those dressy evening pant siuts. For the Teen and College Sell MARY JANE BABY DOLLS {As illustrated) in navy and brown crinkle paleni wet look Sizes 5 to 914. ONLY........... A NEW HOOK AND EYE 3 STRAP In brown the new midi heel. Just the shoe you'vfi been looking for. SEE OUR WIDE SELECTION OF CHILDREN'S SHOES and BOOTS by SAVAGE and CLASSMATES new rap nfants 5 to girls 3, A new shipment of tha Black Wet look Boys' Desert Boots In sizes infants 5 to boys Children's vinyl waterproof Snowbcols Fully Borg Lined S8 Also Children's Snowmobile Boots 1 9 Men's Packard Slippers Ladies' Slippers Handbags OPEN FRI. 'TIL P.M. CAMM'S 403 Slh Street S. 1 SHOES ;