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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta IWf J Teachers ask government to increase pensions CALGARY Alberta Teachers Association has asked the provincial government to peg pensions to the cost of living and to amend statutes pertinent to the teaching profession. The meeting this week with Education Minister Lou Jim minister of advanced and Labor Minister Bert urged the govern- ment to increase pensions by 14 per cent in 1974 to tain purchasing The government also was urged to amend the school act to permit teachers to request a hearing in the event the in- CAM AND LONNY LEAVITT Among the graduates at the University of Calgary Convocation exercises at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary recently were Cam and Lonny both receiving Bachelor of Education Degrees. Their Majors being and resp- ectively. Cam is now teaching for Calgary Public School Board View Tiiey own and operate a Day Nursery in Forest Lawn. They have one little daughter 2 yrs. and expecting a little New Years Baby. They are the son and daughter of Rubon and Alice Leavitt and Parley and Dorene Leavitt all of Alberta. dividual school board intends to transfer them. Under the the teacher would be notified of the inten- tion to transfer. Teachers now can apply for a hearing only after being notified they are being transferred. AMENDMENT URGED An amendment to the Teaching Profession Act to ensure teachers the right to hold public office was also sought. association has noted an increasing reluctance on the part of some school boards to release from their regular duties teachers who have been elected to its governing bodies or to civic the brief said- It also asks the government to co-operate with the Unemployment Insurance Commission and the associa- tion to insure that unemployed teachers can enroll for certain university courses and not be dropped from the UIC benefit rojls. The association also asked for changes in legislation that would allow it to levy a special fee on its membership and would require school boards to deduct the fee from teachers' wages. This stems from a strike levy per teacher which the association wanted to deduct last year after a strike by Calgary public school teachers. H'' v v r v bribing during the holidays fe'arftje' especially join 5us In -s- JV Egg prices complaints are studied OTTAWA Complaints by the Consumers Association of Canada about high egg prices are being says Consumer Af- fairs Minister Herb Gray. But do not think there should be any action taken by the government that is not strictly necessary to help con- firm that Canadians have the most adequate supply of food at the most reasonable possi- ble he said in the Commons Thursday. The Canadian Press reported erroneously Thurs- day that the minister's ex- change with Jim Conservative consumer critic from St. John's produc- ed a statement by Mr. Gray that the government should avoid unnecessary action in regard to the effectiveness of the food prices review board. Mr. Gray in fact was reply- ing to a McGrath request to reply to the consumer association's protest about the Canadian egg marketing board having asked for import controls on eggs and egg products. Mr. McGrath said he raised the matter in of the substantial increases in the cost of food more par- in view of the sub- stantial increase in the price of B.C. drivers get rebates VICTORIA drivers who graduate from recognized driver training courses in British Columbia will be eligible for rebates of up to of their training costs after Jan. Robert president of the In- surance Corporation of British announced yester- day. SALE AGREED WINNIPEG MacLeod Stedman Ltd. said Friday it has agreed to sell its 49-per-cent interest in Wood- Alexander Ltd. to Allont Ltd. of Ontario. Wood-Alexander is engaged in the merchandising of hardware and household goods through franchised dealers. Wins Evelyn was the winner of the superprize drawn in the Irish Sweeps. The 64-year-old widow has no immediate plans for the money but will probably have some repairs done to her home. Welfare women prostitute to buy Christmas gifts CALGARY Herald says some women on welfare are forced to prostitute during the Christ- mas season in order to provide a holiday for their children. Reporter Gus Henderson said he talked to three Calgary women who have no other alternative because of the of provin- cial welfare allowances. done it for four Christ- mases and it gets worse every the Powerful Modern Built-in FILTEX puts silent power at your fingertips for the most con- efficient modern method for cleaning every corner of your home FILTEX powerful Twin-Special provides up to four times the vacuum efficiency of oldfashioned cleaners With FILTEX you can clean oui-uf-i'ne-way pidceb like dour vunuiidii lamp delicate even the workshoo and car with the lightweight 30 foot hose and wands. Floor to FILTEX cleans everything faster and better Because the power unit is located outside the living area. in basement or utility your FILTEX system is so whisper quiet you can use it without disturbing napping children or family TV enjoyment. Imagine being able to clean any time you want to without disturbing a FILTEX eliminates lifting and hauling the tank type or upright vacuum cleaner around the up and down the stairs Simply insert the lightweight hose into wall inlets located conveniently throughout your home and you are ready to clean house at the touch of a button. No more loose plugs or tripping over tangled electrical cords. and odors are whisked away through pneumatic tube and exhausted harmlessly outside the living areas. For Further Information Contact PAUL FRANK'S PLUMBING HEATING LTD. Phone 328-5490 328-8440 one of the women said. keep thinking I can't do but if I what kind of a life are my kids going to The three who are divorced with five to seven said they actively solicit during the few weeks prior to Christmas in order to buy presents for their families. The women receive from to a month in assistance. After providing for the basic no provisions are made for winter Christmas sports or cultural activities. It's in this area which the welfare mothers said they are forced into prostitution. Another woman said while most people consider sex for pay think it's more morally wrong that I can't give my kids the things other kids take for Battle River gets station OTTAWA Cana- dian Radio-Television Com- mission granted the CBC a broadcast licence for an English-language television station in Battle River. Alta. The station will rebroadcast programs from CBXT in Ed- monton. Permission also was given the CBC to acquire the assets ol CFNA-TV-1 Battle River trom Alberta Broadcasting Corp. FORESTS MIXED The forest area of Ontario is mainly of mixed hardwood and evergreen lying between a hardwood forest in the south and an evergreen area in the far north. The Management and Staff of THE HOUSE OF WONG would like to extend to each and every one of you a Merry Christmas Our Holiday Hours for your enjoyment will be Dec 24th 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY Dec. 26th 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 31st Year's p.m. to p.m. Jan. 1st Year's 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Special Chinese Food Dinners can be arranged for small or large parties. Free Delivery. Perhaps it's for Chilean OTTAWA of the Chilean who clamor to come to Canada for what they plead is' don't want to make the trip north until next Spring. This by Im- migration Minister Andras Friday gave a partially snow- bound Commons its one warm laugh of the cold winter day. So applications for Canadian entry have been re- too chilly 'refugees' ceived from Mr. but it is by m means certain that 01 even most of them have beei made by Chileans. Progressive Conservative MP Jake his party's im migration critic in the Com- cautioned Mr. Andras that the applications must be minutely scrutinized for reasons of security to prevent an influx of I WINNERS OF THE ALEXANDRA GALT CHAPTER OF THE I.O.D.E. DOLL RAFFLE 1st Doll wani to SHARON PENNY 55-1-4-12 Lethbridge 2nd Doll wont to LORIE EAGLE PLUME Box Fort Macleod IMPORTANT NOTICE North Lethbridge Mo-Tires Ltd. Will Be CLOSED Dec. and Dec. 1973 CUP OF MILK We need your help. Help please help It's Cup of Milk time again. Turn your thoughts to the hungry children of Bangla- desh. Then do something. We need We need your help. Send your donation to Cup of The Lethbndge Herald LAST FOR A Wicks cartoon collection. THE BEST OF WICKS has just been published and is available to the readers of this newspaper. 190 cartoons by one of the most widely read political cartoonists in the world. 'I'm not surprised he looks Me that with todays prices. THE BEST OF WICKS Now a selection of the great mini- cartoonists work has been put together in book form. 190 of the best cartoons are now available to the readers of this paper for just The ideal gift for those who appreciate wit and humor. 25413th Street Alberta Phone 327-0844 or 327-0974 Please send me OF WICKS I tlibridoc Herald 345 STATION A ONT. M5V 1J4 r money or- I copies of Best of Wicks Enclosed is Name Address I Apt. No City and Code I ;