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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 5, 1974 and Ottawa should return to Clark EDM9NTON (Staff) Alberta should reverse its confrontation approach to the energy wrangle with Ottawa and get back to the bargaining table, says Opposition Leader Bob Clark. His comments Wednesday came on the heels of a speech by Don Getty, minister of federal and intergovernment affairs, who said Alberta should stop negotiating and' 'fight our way into a stronger Canada." Mr. Clark disagreed: "For us to continue to escalate the fight just doesn't seem to have as much potential for Alberta as getting back to the bargaining he said in an interview. The dispute is over a federal move to remove as tax deductions royalties petroleum com- panies pay the province, a federal export tax and the price of crude oil. "It is all well and good for the politicians to shout at miles' distance, but unless they get back to the bargaining table a lot of people in the petroleum industry will find themselves out of work after Mr. Clark said. Oil industry sources warned him that "if we fiddle around to February there will be a large number of highly trained technical people mov- ed to the United States, a lot of exploration jobs will go down the drain." Alberta and Ottawa have plenty to talk about, he said. A recent National Energy Board report that recommended exports of oil to the U.S. be cut, an Economic Council of Canada recommen- dation that oil prices be increased and release of a series of letters between the prime minister and premier on the oil question were all new fac- tors to be discussed. "I don't think the federal government would be to upset at all to increase the price of crude oil." "Alberta must agree to look at the whole ques- tion of the export tax, royalties and Mr. Clark said. "The consumer would pay more but he would pay even more down the road if we wend up in an energy he said in explaining why higher prices should be implemented. "Some steps could be taken to cushion Alberta he added. Politicians and others who believed they had two or three years to ignore the question of en- couraging energy exploration were wrong. "If we want to be self-sufficient, and I think we have to be, it would be assinine to let that slip out of our grasp." On Mr. Getty's aggressive speech at his nomination meeting Tuesday night, Mr. Clark said it was a case of the minister plumbing the political waters for the premier. "I think that Mr. Getty is an experienced kite flyer for Mr. Lougheed. "We're flying the kite to find out how Alber- tans and Canadians would respond to cutting back the oil (exports to the U.S.) The govern- ment will be able to gauge what happens and go from there. It is Mr. Getty's contribution to the oil confrontation." City Scene Mailbox opened, loss unknown A mailbox at 7th Avenue and 12th Street North was pried open in the night Tuesday, Lethbridge city police say. It is not known if anything was taken, Lethbridge post office officials say. The incident was reported to police Wednesday morning. Youth receives light injuries A 12 year old Lethbridge boy received a bruised left hip when he was struck by a car Wednesday at 9th Avenue and 23rd Street North. Lethbridge city police say Lome Reirson, 2317 8th Ave. A N., was playing on the corner when he ran into the path of a car driven down 23rd Street by Randall Mikla, 1st Ave. N. Concert draws an estimated 350 An estimated 350 persons attended the University of Lethbridge Choir annual Christmas concert Wednesday night at St. Augustine's Anglican Church. The choir was directed by Malcolm Edwards, choral director at W. R. Myers High School at Taber, and was accompanied by Marilyn Sinclair, a Lethbridge piano teacher and U of L student. Elsie Kalma, a Barnwell native, was the soloist. She is a U of L student majoring m music education. Etch Me Charcoal opens Friday PINCHER CREEK (Special) The curtain will rise at 8 p.m. Friday on the BLACK DECKER WORKMATE A fold-away portable work centre with giant vice and sawhorse all in one. holds hard to hold pieces ideal for using power equipment PRICED AT 6995 Call Hardware 327-5767 DOWNTOWN first performance of Etch Me Charcoal. It will be staged in the Ca- nyon School auditorium. A se- cond performance is schedul- ed for 8 p.m. Saturday. The play is the story of a Blood Indian caught in a per- sonal struggle between traditional Indian spiritual values and law enforced by the NWMP. Pincher Creek author Doug Smith wrote the play after a year of researching accounts of the murder of an NWMP sergeant by Charcoal. PRE-CHRISTMAS Rugs and Upholstery Claming Special by Shining Knight Phone 328-8408 See Dttiils In Tins. Herald and Fri. TV Guide Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 UNIROYAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA iM RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee MILES 75% MORE HAZARD 20% MORE CAR 12% MORE AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety let our Service Department give you a Safety Check on: BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work is performed by experts to assure complete safety and satisfaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR CHARGEX KIRK'S LETHBRIDGE TABER CALGARY 16213rd AVI. S. 620150th Ave. 1210- 45th Ava.N.E. Ptioni 327-5985 Phone 223-3441 276-5344 TIRE SALES LTD. Really doubling up The Elm Spring Hutterian Colony at Warner has a crossbred dairy cow that is setting records. The six- year-old cow has just given birth to its second set of twin calves in 1974. Sam Wipf, colony cattle boss, said a bull and heifer calf were born Jan. 10. Because the weather was cold, the calves had to be taken into the milk barn, fed warm milk and coddled in order to survive. Cattle have a nine-month gestation period. The second set of twins, also a bull and heifer calf, were born Dec. 2. LCC fund crunch may bring wage crisis Some non-faculty employees at Lethbridge Community College will be receiving an hourly wage rate below the Alberta minimum if the department of advanced education doesn't approve salary increases before Jan. 1. The LCC board of governors granted its non-faculty staff a per month increase, retroactive to Sept. 1 at its Nov. 7 meeting with the provi- sion that the department grant the board permission to use surplus funds to meet the additional salary cost. The governors were inform- ed Wednesday that the depart- ment has still not provided the permission requested. Board chairman Bob Babki advised the governors that a special meeting may have to be called later this month if approval for the expenditure is not soon received. The new Alberta minimum wage as of Jan. 1 has been set at an hour, five cents more than the college sessional and clerical workers and 11 cents more than the light duty caretakers receive under their current contract. The governors agreed to take immediate action to provide the increase last month because the college has lost about 70 employees since the first of the year to com- panies and organizations will- ing to pay higher wages. The proposed increase is identical to the salary boost granted to Alberta Civil Ser- vice Association employees in October. The college will not par- ticipate in the priority employment program (PEP) in 1975 because of the limited funds the province has alloted to the program, the board of governors decided Wednesday. LCC administrators told the governors the PEP budget has been "cut drastically" by the province and government of- ficials have indicated the program may be eliminated entirely in 1976. PEP funding is designed to encourage colleges and vocational schools to develop programming to upgrade and train the unemployed, meet critical skill shortages and to fulfil the employment needs of special groups such as natives and women in the work force. Director of Student Services Dean Stetson told the board he received the impression from government officials the program is being continued for another year because the provincial government doesn't want to face opposi- tion to its withdrawal in an election year. The total budget granted PEP by the province this year is about About 000 of that amount has been designated to providing finan- cial assistance to students who enrol in PEP and the remainder is to fund the operation of the programs. Mr. Stetson pointed out that the Lethbridge Community College received to operate the program about three or four years ago, which is about more than what is being allocated to all the institutions in 1975. College agenda items moved into public COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 The door was opened slight- ly at a meeting of the Lethbridge Community College board of governors Wednesday. The governors unanimously agreed to transfer five items that were originally designated for the closed por- tion of the meeting to its public session. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC 328-4095 REMOLD WORM GEAR REDUCERS Crofts new range of UNIVERSAL MOUNT- ING worm Gear Re- ducers in 6 sizes 1V6" to centres incor- porating fan cooling pro- viding higher ratings. All types also avail- able as rib cooled units. Power range fractional up to 15 h.p. in 14 standard ratios from 5.1 to 70.1. Also-Crofts Ritespeed GEARMOTORS in sizes from h.p. to 30 h.p. CROFTS WORM GEARMOTORS from to 15 h.p. ratios to AVAILABLE OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 3G Street North, Lethbridge Phone 327-1571 Send the Yuletide Cheer The transfer of the five business items reduced the number of items on the closed meeting agenda to seven. The appointment of the Lethbridge Community College dean of instruction as an "adjunct professor" of a university in California was approved by the aboard. K. V. Robin will act as field adviser to Medicine Hat College Director of Nursing Linda Long, who is com- pleting her doctoral studies in education through the Laurence University in Santa Barbara. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209-2nd Aye. S. Phone 327-4121 Ammonia firm drops option, renews others One of three options on Ray- pired, and a second option ex- mond farmland held by piring Dec. 1 has been renew- Alberta Ammonia Ltd. has ex- ed by the company. Rocks continue in city Rock throwers continue to cause damage throughout Lethbridge. Time Realty, 1119 12th St. S., had seven windows, valued at broken by rocks Wednesday Lethbridge city police say. Tony Pomahac, 1509 10th Ave. S., told police he was watching TV Wednesday evening when he heard glass break and discovered a bedroom window, valued at broken. He didn't see anyone in the area. Windows were broken by rocks Sunday at a South Lethbridge residence and Tuesday at the El Rancho Motor Hotel. A window was broken Wednesday at the Pentecostal Church, 520 7th St. S., but not by rock throwers. Police believe the window, level with the ground, was kicked in. A car belonging to Ken Tyerman, Suite No. 5, 2711 Scenic Heights had an rear window broken Wednesday. Police say an unknown driver of another car stepped on the accelerator, dug a trench six feet long in a heavily gravell- ed lane, sprayed gravel over a wide area and broke the win- dow of Mr. Tyerman's car, parked near the lane. The company had negotiated to buy farms im- mediately east of Raymond from Reindert Bakker and Verl Meldrum after a preliminary site location study. But a requirement from the provincial environ- ment department ordering Alberta Ammonia to look for a site further out from Ray- mond later led the company to take an option to purchase a section of farmland owned by Bert Hall. Raymond Mayor Bob Graham told The Herald to- day that Alberta Ammonia allowed Mr. Bakker's option to expire, but renewed their option with Mr. Meldrum although his farm is too close to Raymond to provide a site for the company's proposed fertilizer plant. Mayor Graham said Alberta Ammonia still plans to buy Mr. Meldrum's land in order to exchange it with Mr. Hall once the company's proposal is approved by provincial authorities. An option to purchase Mr. Hall's section of land expires in 1975. Mayor Graham said he ex- pects a decision by the Energy Resources Conservation Board on Alberta Ammonia's application by Jan. 1. MIKE For Evwy Pair 371 -7th Street South FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOC. "'flRT STUDIO ON PIPTW ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINCE 1958 710-5 AVE S HEINO DEEKEN Manager BASTEDO FURNITURE'S RENOVATION Continues all this weak COUNTDOWN SAVINGS An Extra 10% Discount on the Balance of Sale Merchandise Left! Recliner chairs Odd Tables, etc. BASTEDO FURNITURE 522 5th Street S. Lethbridge Convenient! Practical! I Ideal! I "1 QUO This all-round arrangement consists of a single Hawaiian Lycopodium. white carnations. single daisy poms, single ball type poms, and red cherries and we'll send them anywhere the FTD way 12.50 FRAME'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th StrMt South 327-2686 or 327-5747 Gift' M cmres- Stores. 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