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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD Wednesday, December 18, 1974 Rural teacher pay boosted an average of 15.2 per cent Southern Alberta rural teachers will receive an average salary increase of 15.2 per cent Jan. 1 under an agreement they have signed with rural trustees for 1975. The one year contract, recently ratified by the rural teachers and trustees, provides an average increase in 1975 teacher salaries of J2.400. A starting teacher with a bachelor's degree will receive in 1975 and a teacher with the same educational qualifications and 10 years ex- perience will receive Principal allowances will increase by the same percen- tage in 1975. The teachers also gained a clause in the contract that provides them with the oppor- tunity to ask for a salary ad- justment on Sept. 1 and Feb. 1, instead of Sept. 1 only, when they complete extra years of education. The clause brings salary ad- justments in line with the un- iversity semester system. Teachers also received one professional leave per 100 teachers at 50 per cent salary to a maximum of a year under the new contract. Teachers involved with salary negotiations for the 1976 teacher contract will only have their salaries deducted by the amount it costs the boards to hire a substitute during their absence. Previously, teachers on the negotiating committee lost one two hundredth of their salary. Chief negotiator Joe Berlan- do, of the Alberta Teachers Association administration in Edmonton, says the "agree- ment is a minimal settlement" and teachers are "not as happy as they might be because of continuing inflation." However, "with all factors considered, they felt they should accept the contract agreed upon by the negotiating he con- tinues. It marks the second straight year the Southern Alberta rural teachers have reached a contract agreement before their current contract ex- pired. About rural teachers walked out of the classroom and held a lengthy and controversial strike in the spr- ing of 1973, after failing to reach agreement with the trustees for a 1973 contract. The nine per cent increase the rural teachers received in salary in 1974 and the 15.2 per cent increase they will receive in 1975 provides them with a salary increase for the two year period that is slightly greater than that received by Lethbridge public school teachers. The city public school teachers gained about a six per cent boost in 1974 under a two year contract for the years 1973 and 1974 and a 12 per cent increase under the 1975 contract they signed this fall. City teachers also received an eight per cent salary boost for the period September to December this year. The eight per cent is also included in the 1975 contract. Criticism 6unf air' contends official ASSORTED WOODENWARE SPECIALS! Choose from Coaster sets Salt Pepper mills Salt, pepper napkin holder (comb.) Tray with coasters 8 pee. Egg cup set 22" Hanging fork and spoon 21" Roll Trays Set of 4 nut dishes 7 pee. kitchen tool set, etc. Bag. Prices from 2.98-8.95 Special Prices From I98to595 Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Allan Warrack, provincial lands and forests minister, Carol funds to buy new instruments Collections for Salvation Army band caroling in Lethbridge residential dis- tricts this year have gone towards upgrading, repair and purchase of new corps instruments. It is at least seven or eight years since the band caroled at Christmas, explained Band- master Faye Hoople this week. "In the past, Lethbridge musicians have collected in support of both welfare work and band funds. I have directed collectors to explain funds this year are toward band Mrs. Hoople said. This Thursday evening will be the last of four street ef- forts by bandsmen, this Christ- mas. Musicians are scheduled to perform after supper in the area bounded by 10th and 13th Street and 9th and 12th Avenue S. Army bandsmen are not in uniform, Mrs. Hoople said, although some collectors and other persons accompanying the group are dressed as salvation soldiers. Collectors carry an official, locked dona- tion box bearing the Army seal. Mrs. Hoople said collections have been averaging a night. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4095 HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION At the 1920-2nd Avenue South Thursday, December 19th, 1974 Sill starts P.M. No MMTVI Dinette table and 6 chairs; large older wardrobe; 54" box spring and mattress; double dresser with mir- ror and matching 4 drawer chest of drawers; good BTU gas heater with fan and shut-off; nice yellow chesterfield; dentist chair; single beds; small Frigidaire fridge; selection of TV sets; small glass door- ed bookcase; brown chesterfield and chair; wall fur- nace; wringer washers; older wood office chairs; ra- dio-record pla; er; Elgin outboard motor and tank; radios; 2 cream cans; chain saw; Pfaff electric sew- ing machine; gas and electric ranges; iron boards; 4 chrome chairs; fan; welding hoses and tips; Americana encyclopedia; garden sprayer; sieigh; coffee table; lamps; chains; luggage; 2 dolls; toys; electric drill; 2 rugs; pair headrests; small bike; floor polisher. Many more items too numerous to mention. RAMBLER j SALE CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phone 328-4705 1920 2nd Ave, S. Lethbridge TED NEWSY Lie. 010283-41 KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 012116-458 says Meadowlark Farms Inc. and its parent firm, Amax Coal Co., are being unfairly criticized for causing en- vironmental damage on Caw Ridge, about 20 miles west of Grande Cache. Dr. Warrack, who visited the area on the edge of Willmore Wilderness Park Monday, said the company has not cut one piece of access rflad on Caw Ridge. The only roadwork performed has been bulldozing a few trails to get to exploration sites, he said. There have been repeated complaints of environmental damage to the area by trail cutting in the search for coal. However, Dr. Warrack said the greatest percentage of roads in the area was built by Pan American Petroleum Corp. in the early 1960's in search for oil and gas. He said his visit has con- firmed that Meadowlark is liv- ing up to its agreement to use existing roads wherever possi- ble in its coal exploration work. Dr. Warrack also said that refuse on the edge of a flat area on top of Caw Ridge was left from the Pan American work in the early 1960's. Discussion about en- vironmental damage in the area has failed to consider the people of Grande Cache, whose future depends on ad- ditional coal being found through exploration, the minister added. Opposition Leader Robert Clark, who visited the Caw Ridge .area, north of Jasper National Park earlier, had taken the government to task for allowing the environmen- tal damage that has been done in the area. "One of the slopes at the Caw Ridge site looks like a snakes and ladders board, with roads leading he said. It is quite obvious that the bulldozer comes in and plows along arbitrarily until the slope becomes too steep, and then tries another spot." The equipment could have been hauled in by helicopter, Mr. Clark claimed. Proceeding halted by new offer Expropriation proceedings against Alcon Refrigeration Ltd. by the city have been halted with agreement on a purchase offer. The city is to pay for the firm's property at 2214 43rd St. S. which is needed for upgrading of 43rd Street. Certified Dentil Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. Lower Level PHONE 327-2122 PENNERS PLUMBING 1209 2nd Aye S Phone BILL HUMMEL WITH OLD BARN SITE AND NEW BARNS IN BACKGROUND New barns bring brighter Christmas By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer KIPP With the remains of two barns still smoldering and winter imminent, the future of Bill Hummel's dairy and hog operation looked bleak two month ago. But with the co operation of neighbors and a building supplier in Lethbridge, Mr. Hummel has new housing for his livestock and he ex- pects to be back into farming on a larger scale by February. It looks as though it will be a much happier Christmas than the Hummel's an- ticipated. At suppertime Oct. 23, Billy Hummel, 11, was collecting eggs in the large hip roofed dairy bar on his father's farm. Spontaneous con- bustion in the hay inside the barn started a fire, trapping the boy in the burning building. By swinging on a rope, the boy managed to clear the flames and run to the house for help. The 22 milk cows had not yet been put into the barn's milk parlor but 40 hogs perished when the flames spread to a 32 foot by 60 foot wood frame barn. Firemen from Lethbridge, Nobleford and Picture Butte con- tained the blaze to the two barns with the help of neighbors. Loss was set at for building, materials, animals and feed. The following morning, the milk cows were taken three quarters of a mile north to the Albert Kooy dairy farm where Mr. Kooy milked them for three weeks. Half of the remaining hogs were moved to Mr. Hummel's brother's farm one mile west, while the rest were kept on the homestead. The day following the fire, Mr. and Mrs. Hummel and their family of seven boys and one girl started to plan to replace the barns. Mr. Hummel approached General Farm Supplies in Lethbridge and discussed the purchase of a steel building. Because of the situation, the firm sold Mr. Hummel a steel barn 51 feet by 124 feet ahead of back order purchases. Four days following the fire, sod was turned for the new barn. The following Monday, construc- tion began on a new wooden barn to house what was left of the hog operation. Because he is expanding his dairy operation, the hog barn will become a housing unit for dairy calves. With the supplies arriving at the farm, neighbors started to "appear out of the said Mr. Hummel. As many as 15 workers would come to the farm in any given day to help with construction of both the steel building and the dairy calf barn. In the meantime, Mr. Kooy, Lou Slomp and Rev. Jim Mantel of the Christian Reformed Church at Monarch started a drive to assist the Hummel family. Within a month, in cash and 75 tons of hay were collected from the dis- trict, a total gift of The money, together with a loan from the Farm Credit Corporation, met the capital expenditure of for the new barns. "After the fire, everything looked said Mr. Hummel. "But now everything is bright. It is going to be a Merry Christmas for us after all." City Scene Excellent response gained in self-service job hunting Fluoride application filed An application by city resident Mona Thorburn on behalf of the Lethbridge Safe Water Committee to quash the fluoridation bylaw will be heard in district court Monday. The application was filed under a section of the Municipal Government Act which allows any elector to apply to a judge to quash any bylaw, order or resolution of the council in whole or in part for illegality. The Safe Water Committee, which earlier had an applica- tion for a recount of the fluoridation plebiscite turned down because it made the application too late, has alleged irregularities in vote. Games need cook's helpers The Canada Winter Games Society is looking for cook's helpers for Lethbridge and Pincher Creek during the games Feb. 11 to 23. The persons selected will cook breakfasts and prepare and cook vegetables during the Games. Interviews are being arranged beginning today at the Games office, 1804 3rd Ave. S. Interested cooks may telephone The Winter Games office for an interview. The Pincher Creek interviews also began today at the town hall. Appointments may be made by contacting the town office. Family films at library An evening of family films will be shown at the Lethbridge Public Library Thursday at p.m. The free program will include Flight in White, a ski film set in the Canadian Rockies; Toys, a commentary on modern war toys, and Sub Igloo, undersea exploration beneath the polar ice cap. All showings will be in the library's theatre gallery. Courses free for seniors Senior citizens can take any credit or non-credit course at the University of Lethbridge without paying tuition fees. In response to a letter from the Retired Teachers Associa- tion and the Golden Mile Senior Citizens Centre requesting the abolishment of fees for senior citizens, the U of L board of governors waved all fees this week for those 65 years and older, effective Jan. 1. Oil industry Thursday topic Job hunters who dislike the ordinary employment office lineups can get away from it all in Lethbridge. They can still get the selec- tion and information they're used to in an employment of- fice. The two features are com- bined in a Canada Manpower Job Information Centre, on the second floor at 424 7th St. S. The regular Canada Man- power Centre is still in opera- tion across the street in the Federal Building for those who want more help in their search for a job. "The response to the infor- mation centre from both workers and employers has been says Frank Besplug, manager of the Canada Manpower Center. Wilf Mass, the manpower counsellor in charge of the centre, says it placed 87 per- sons in its first two weeks of operation. CLIENTS In the same period, 611 clients were interviewed, 433 referred to prospective employers and 37 referred to the main office. The centre, which opened Dec. 1, can't keep track of the exact number of people passing in and out, he says. Unlike the manpower of- fice, the centre has no registration form to be filled out, says Mr. Besplug. The centre's procedure is simple. The client searches displays listing jobs by type and location. Jobs listed in the out of area section are posted for 60 days or until they're filled, says Mr. Mass. Locations as distant as Cornerbrook, Nfld., are included. The listings include the Survey of students hard on campus fare Are oil companies crying wolf? Or do they have a bona fide case? A former deputy minister of Industry and Commerce with the Liberal Thatcher ad- ministration in Saskatchewan will examine the oil industry claims of economic hardship at Thursday's Public Affairs noon luncheon, at Ericksen's Restaurant. G.W. Cameron, general manager of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada, will speak on the doom and gloom politics recently adopted by the oil in- dustry. The price and quality of food on the Lethbridge Com- munity College campus was rated as "poor" by the ma- jority of students responding to a survey circulated this month at the college. Asked to rate the quality, price and service as poor, fair, good or excellent in the LCC cafeteria, snack bar and coffee shop, the majority of the 399 respondents felt the quality and price of food was poor and the service was fair. The LCC students council distributed the survey to 600 students following boycott of the college cafeteria in November. Food Services Director Vern Olsen argued that the students were receiving larger proportions for their money. Student Council Vice President Louise Meier told The Herald the college food committee has reviewed the results of the survey. She says College President C.D. Stewart will write a series of articles in the stu- dent newspaper in January in rebuttal to some of the stu- dent claims about the opera- tion of college food outlets and a referendum may be held to ask the students whether they want to keep facilities they now have or obtain the ser- vices of a caterer. careers and help wanted sec- tions of The Herald and the careers section of the Calgary Herald. If the client finds a suitable opening, he fills out a brief form just identification of the client and job and takes it to a manpower counsellor, who gives him a referral form for the employer. Mr. Mass says the centre should give people access to a wider variety of opportunity and remove the pressure of job shoppers" from the main office. "It's only their own interest in the job we don't push he says. DIRECT SERVICE The job shopper a person looking for just a job now checks over all openings unassisted, instead of having a manpower counsellor check with several other people to find out what is available. The centre provides direct service, he says. The man- power centre provides secon- dary service, such as more in- formation on what's involved in particular jobs, or informa- tion on out of area jobs and mobility grants to get to them. The third level of ser- vice, counselling for hard to place clients, is also concentrated at the main of- fice. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE E. S. P. FOX, C-D.M. FOX LETHBHID6E DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. CLEARANCE OF AMPLIFIERS AND PA'S 530 5th Street South "PRUEGGERS MUSIC" Phone 329-3151 STOP IN AT TERRY'S PLACE WE'LL MATCH ANYBODY'S PRICE 1224-3rd Ave. S. College Mall 49th Ave. (Taber) (providing it isn t below our cost) ;