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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 'HE LETHBRIPOE HERALD Wednesday, Detember 8, 1971---------------- MAI-M KKT1KES Allan Macl'lilTSOli 'if IMia lias been elected firsl vict'-prL'si- tlent of Ihr Allicrta Pool. Ho succeeds Nelson Malm of ,-ilimvn nliove, nil" relived after IS years nn the executive. 0. K ilosi'libt-rgcr of was elected second vice presi- dent, a jmsitinn formerly held In- Mr. .Mncl'tlersiin. Gordon llarnild of l.aniont re- tnrned as president al the to- olierative's annual earlier (his inonlli. I'.y I'.U'L JACKSON Hi'nilil Ottawa Unreal! OTTAWA It's no accident a large nuinocr of resolu- tions placed before the Progres- sive Conservative party annual meeting here had a -s'u'ong west- ern Canadkn flavor about them anil emphasized Iliat 'quality of life' aspect that westerners talk- about so much. .More than eight months ago in Calgary, Joe Ciark, former executive assistant to Robert Stanfield and now contesting the nomination as the PC candi- date for Rocky Mountain House, Alia, spearheaded I lie formation of a policy discussion group. Some notable people joined i tile group, including Calgary I lawyer Mike Kobinson and llar- i vey Andre, who has been nom- economy EDMONTON (CP1 F i r m lion compared with SHI mil prow th in parts of the A.I- lion last year. inated candidate in retiring MP Douglas Ilarkncss' Calgary Centre constituency. What's more, at its peak the group had about jCO persons involved in discussions. Perhaps Ihe group's most im- portant contribution to (he an- nual meeting was to get a reso- lution before the annual meet- ing calling on all out support lo halt ihc erosion of towns and communities with populations of residents and less. Mr. Clark, who now lives in Edson, Alta. claims that na- tional government policies have helped to put the small rural community on a "downhill slide" and increased the drift of rural people to the cities. He the group believes that the end of rural Canada is anything but inevitable. "Rail line abandonment poli- cies, discriminatory CMHC EEADY KOI! KEG IN A (OF- The Emer- gency Measures Orennization has put it-s blizzard emergency stnmlby .service in operation for 1he winter months, says Regina EMO director George Harding. The volunteer group, using snow vehicles, provides emergency service including transportation, food distribution ami aid to f-tranded molorsts and school buses during winter storms when normal transportation is disrupted. by the provincial government, i than the three quarter period The value of manufaeUirers' .shipments for the January to September period was Both wholesale and ret ail: trade increased from 1370 with lien, four per cent higher than j only sales of farm supplies, encouraged or ignored have j helped to convince people that towns and small communities pro fhished. They are not. They can thrive and, in fact, they I WILL BE NEEDED I Mr. Clark says that while the small communities are on Ihe decline now, in years to Ihe November issue of Alberta Retail trade during the first business trends. eight months was up fi.f! per The publication said produc- I cent over the p r e v i o u s year lion increases were noted in the j with department stores rcgis- wjj] agalrL livestock market, lumbering, tering the greatest increase. of having to build nW petroleum products and" iti coal, followed by grocery stores and j tommimitics __ as the U K is service stations. having to do whv not help to The publication said the con- sumcr price index for Edmon- Only sulphur showed crease because of world over- supply, the publication said. PEIOIITS UP i Preliminary figures to the j end of October indicate (he va- hie of building permits issued in the province reached 5455 mil- ton and Calgary declined by .2 per cent during October, but the established ones alive? 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Free Insuronco at full npprcmert value for 1 year from Hato of purchase anainsl fir.- and th-fl. 2. Free Inspection Sfirvke for 3 years. We will in'.pcct diamonds for security and if loose-. 3. Froo Sizing Service for 3 y.'ms. We will re-si.-o OMCIJ to larger or smaller fiizo durinrj this period. 4. Froo One-Time Cleaning and refinisliinrj during ,1 yeors. 5. Free Appraisal Certificate showing carat color ond retail value of your diamond. 6. Lifetime Trade-in. We will occt'pl your or- iainal diamond purchased from Simpsons- os a trade-in on o larger, more ex pensive diamond. Your original cost will be allowed. STORE HOURS: Open Daily t a.m. p.m. Thursday and Friday 1 a.m. lo 9 p.m. Ccnlrn Village. Telcphono 3J8-9531. With congestion in the cities, UK appeal of rural Canada is growing stronger. Yet, Mr. Clark says are currently in a program of actively destroy- ing these communities. What Mr. Clark wants is an j equally vigorous program of preserving these communities I in a way that would benefit the communities, the congested cit- ies and the people who want to remain in the smaller towns or escape from the cities to them. One reason why national poli- cies are detrimental to smaller communities, says .Mr. Clark, is that we or at least public j servants have lost touch with I j them. One part of a major 1 resolution by the group says (hat public servants whose de- cisions seriously affect small communities should, wherever possible, have had personal ex- perience in small sabbatical in a different town or rural com- munity each year. TWO STRIKES THEM Perhaps the most significant part of the resolution deals with expertise. Mr. Clark points out that when a railroad decides to pull out of a small commurjiy it gathers together high-powered experts to state its case. Oppos- ing all these tcp-notch lawyers and accountants is often the tout's mild-mannered mayor. What chance has he got against a battery like that? So. Mr. Clark's group says we should let the small communi- ties have access to all the ex- pertise the big groups can mus- ler. He suggests formation of an agency composed of law- yers, economists, accountants and so on who could state the community's case with force and eloquence. The agency would be supported by federal provision and local govern- ments. L'o-operate CHURCHILL, Man. (OP) Indian affairs and northern de- velopment minister Jean Chre- tifii .siivs the Indians of Mani- toba arc more likely lo advance (he cause of native people than are Indians in Alberta. Mr. Chretien told a luncheon nice tins in (his Hudson Bay comimmily hi1 preferred the j Manitoba Indian Brotherhood's brand of collaboration to the of confrontation the Alber- ts Federation of Indians is em- ploying liy kecpinq Indian chil- dren out of schools. Faced with confrontation. 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