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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta EASTER IN LAS VEGAS Depart Calgary April 19 -Return April 24 RETURN AIRFARE, ACCOMODATIONS (Union Plaza) Transfers, Tips and Gratuities Many extras Priced at only $198.00 return Per person based on double occup. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, AJberla, Friday, February 2, 1973 PAGES 13 TO 24 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD, Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberla Phone (403 328-7411 FILING CABINETS Slow business activity, contract loss prompt CP Transport lay-off port has laid off porarily frozen, a CP Transport the loss of a distribution con- The spokesman said if busi- suited in six of the nine Lethbridge confirmed that it new men and buyii CP Transport has laid off nine employees in Lethbridge over the last month due to what the company calls "slow business activity." Another 10 "unassigned positions" - drivers and freight handlers who work on a standby basis - have also been tem- porarily frozen, a CP Transport spokesman says In a statement issued from its regional office in Calgary Thursday, CP Transport said: "CP Transport has eliminated nine full-time positions in Lethbridge, six as a direct result of the loss of a distribution con tract, the balance as a result of fluctuating business conditions. "Also due to the seasonal business conditions, 10 people on unassigned positions have not been called to work in the past several months." The spokesman said if business activity picks up again, the laid-off men will receive priority for re-employment and the "unassigned positions" will be re-activated. The distribution contract which CP Transport said re- sulted in six of the nine lay - offs is a substantial one involving freight transport for several large stores in Lethbridge, The Herald has learned. Owen Distributing Ltd. of Lethbridge confirmed that it recently got "a big distribution contract which previously went to CP Transport." Bush Williams, president of Owen Distributing, said as a result of the new contract "we will be hiring three or four new men and buying some new equipment.'1 He declined to disclose the details of the contract. A union spokesman said since this is "a seasonal lay-off necessitated by slow business activity." the union "cannot do anything." Brainwashing subtle in west says scientist Brainwashing is a more pervasive factor in western life than it is in the Soviet Union, a Canadian scientist says. In the Soviet Union, the people know it's propaganda and just shut it off, Dr. Bob Church told a Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs luncheon Thursday. In the west, however, the propaganda is more subtly presented and the people are subjected to it from more sources making it difficult for them to turn it off, he said. Introducing his reflections oh six months of his life spent at the Soviet Academy of Sciences to 65 persons at the luncheon, Dr. Church referred to a "classical bureaucracy" in the Soviet Union which he said is becoming more common in Canada. The bureaucracy there has subtle ways of getting individuals into a system and keeping them there, he said. "It's like living in a country where everyone is treated like a Grade 1 child." There are "subtle controls" on the information system and on the range of an individuals life style, Dr. Church said. Newspapers appear entirely as editorial pages in the west, with no factual news. "The average citizen in Pais-sia doesn't know grain is purchased from western countries," he said. Dr. Church told of one incident where he witnessed a piece of farm machinery being uncrated from a container on which was stamped: Made in U.S.S.R. With the external crate removed, another container showed the machinery was made in California. |CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic IBLACK DENTAL LAE MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 PHARMACY FACTS FROM O. C. STUBBS It's becoming increasingly obvious that many mothers and fathers haven't heard of tha relatively - new vaccine for i mumps or don't 1 understand the I urgency for its | protective power [where protection j for their children (and them-j selves!) against I this disease is concerned. Please do ask your doctor about this protection for your children . . . and even for yourselves if you've never had the mumps. Some publicity to this great medical discovery while at the same time making clear there is no present knowledge concerning the length of its protective period. So, even if you or your children have already been vaccinated for mumps, it's still a good idea to consult your doctor regarding further immunization. Here at Stubbs Pharmacy, we're always glad to answer your questions. We always have time to explain how to use your prescriptions, or anything else we have for you here at 1506 9th Ave. S. Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to 9:00 p.m. Imported goods are available, with identification to show they are imported, in duty free stores. It is not illegal to go into the stores but goods must be purchased with foreign currency and it is illegal to own foreign currency, Dr. Church said. Controls are put on the people in other ways too, by restricting tourism to other countries and by making meetings illegal, he said. However, "They are happy where they are and are as confident in their system as we are in ours," Dr. Church said. In fact, "If you opened the borders, there would be little movement through them in either direction," he said. For one tiling, the Russians wouldn't be able to cope with our type of life, he added. Dr. Church is now head of the division of medical biochemistry, faculty of medicine at the University of Calgary. SEE YOUR SHADOW? According to popular tradition, the ground hog will know today whether spring will come early this year.' Today is the Ground Hog Day - also Candlemas. Candlemas in England is known in the west as the Purification of the Virgin Mary and as the Presentation of the Child Jesus. The ground hog, or wood-chuck, will come out of his hole today, it is said, after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather, and returns to his hole for that period. If the day is cloudy, and hence shadowless, he takes it as a sign of coming spring, and in content to stay above ground. The Ground Hog Day stems from similar beliefs associated with Candlemas. An old English song says, "If Candlemas be fair and bright, come, winter, have another flight; If Candlemas bring clouds and rain, go, winter, and come not again." Today is also the end of the Chinese year 4670. The lunar Year of the Buffalo begins Saturday. 1969 Chevy Nova 2 DOOR HARDTOP Automatic. Radio, extra clean condition. 1972 Super Beetle DEMO Radio, 5,000 miles, 18,000 miles or 18 month new car warranty left. 1970 VW Deluxe $1475 30,000 miles, new paint.  RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 3rd Ave. and 14th St. S. Sales 328-4539 HvmoNWEfcT CONSERVATION AUlHDRItY AlHffTA Eastern slope basins hearings will consider public submissions Gov't invites proposals The provincial government is inviting the public to take part in wide-ranging discussions of the best use of land in the eastern slopes and water basins of Alberta. A series of public hearings, conducted by the Environment Conservation Authority, are scheduled tentatively for May. But before then, the government wants groups and individuals from all walks of life to submit ideas and proposals that can be released ahead of time for comment. For the purposes of the discussions, the eastern slopes will l>e divided into five . districts each named by its watershed and associated with a regional planning area, as follows:  Oldman River basin-Old-man River Regional Planning Commission;  Bow River basin - Calgary Regional Planning Commission ;  North Saskatchewan River basis - Red Deer Regional Planning Commission;  Athabasca River basin - provincial planning authority; and, AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING 24-HOUR SERVICE WORK New Installations Phone 328-2)06 INSURANCE HOME-BUSINESS-FARM AUTO and LIFE WE CAN SAVE YOU $ $ MONEY $ $ See Us Soon Joi^sjiiyffl 706 - 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-2793  Smoky River basin-Peace River Regional Planning Commission. Current and proposed uses for the area includes tourism, summer and winter recreation, urban development, forest utilization, surface mining, oil and gas development, underground coal mining, agriculture, watershed conservation, domestic water supplies, hydroelectric power developments, wildlife and fishery management, wilderness and natural areas, institutional use (charitable and religious), archaeological sites and research. National parks and Indian reservations in the area are primarily a federal government responsibility and are being excluded from the discussions. The government invites queries addressed to the Environment Conservation Authority, 9912 107th St., Edmonton, T5K 1G5. In a prepared bulletin, the authority says submissions will be received for the hearings on land use and resource develop-nment in all or any part of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains and foothills region. A federal - provincial study - the Foothills Resource Allo-Vtetion Study - will be made available to the public through a provincial discussion paper, says the government. In addition, "to assist in the preparation of briefs, planning reports prepared by the individual regional planning commissions will be made available to the public prior to the hearings." Time is to be separately scheduled at the hearings to receive proposals for commercial recreation and tourism projects. The authority says "Such proposals must be formally submitted to the director of lands before Feb. 28 in order that they can be made available to the public prior to the hearings so that comments and briefs con cerning them can be presented at the hearings." The department of lands and forests has alrealy received several proposals from private interests for recreational development in this area. Submissions on different land uses and how they might affect each other are invited from all sectors of the public, in eluding developers, industry, regional planning commissions, cities, municipalities, towns and improvement districts, In dian bands, universities and other agencies, associations, groups and individuals. Stranded Indians may get free ride By JOE MA Herald Staff Writer Several service agencies are trying to provide a special bus service, free of charge, to Indians stranded in Lethbridge during the weekends. Their plan has refeived the support of the federal, provincial and city governments as well as local judges, the jail warden, the police department and the alcoholism and drug abuse commission. A meeting to discuss the progress report will be held by the Green Acres Kiwanis Club at the Marquis Hotel Feb. 12, says Dave Day, chairman of the club's committee on drug alert. Expected to attend the meeting include Ron Butcher of the Salvation Army, Jo-Ann Critch-f ield of the alcoholism and drug abuse commission, Provincial Judge Lloyd Hudson, Police Chief Ralph Michelson and Lethbridge Correctional Institution Warden L-.- J. Fisher. When the plan - still in its exploration stage - becomes feasible, other agencies will be involved, including the John Howard' Society, the Rotary Club, the Optimist Club and the Lethbridge (Downtown) Kiwanis Club, Mr. Day said. Capt. Butcher said native people of the Blood and Peigam bands usually find no problem coming to Lethbridge, but return transportation is almost non-existent. "Once in the city the Indian people are often left stranded," he said. "While it Is not true for the majority of the persons involved, some do manage to get into trouble with the law, mostly in the form of drunkenness." Provincial Judge Hudson said there are few native people who live in and near the city appearing in court for drunkenness. "Most of the native people who appeal- before me are from the reserves," he said. "Many of the Indians who get drunk would not have been arrested if they could return to their reserves after shopping or visiting friends in the city. This plan will not only help the native people, but also cut down court, police and jail costs," Police Chief Michelson said. Steve Kotch, president of Northern Bus Lines, has submitted an estimate of the cost to operate such a bus service to the Salvation Army and this will be brought up at the Feb. 12 meeting. Mr. Kotch said the proposal calls for the buses to leave E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 FAMILY DINING EVERY SUNDAY! ^r; Excellent Food Gracious Service if Special Children's Menu Dinner Music 6 to 8 p.m. W TH� OLD TRADITION Of WB.SIBWN HOSOTMJTT 9fS fjainilxf lestaulattt PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS Lethbridge around midnight Fridays and Saturdays, with stops in Cardston, Moses Lake, Standoff, Fort Macleod, Brocket and Pincher Creek. "I must emphasize this is still in the planning stage," Capt. Butcher said. "The people involved feel it is a worthwhile project, but we haven't come to the stage of discussing the details of financing yet." "It is the anticipation of the parties discussing the problem that the two respective band administrations at Cardston and Brocket will realize the benefit of the service and assume con- trol if the experiment proves effective," he said. Mr. Day said the busing plan for Indians is the fu-st stage of a "drug alert" program the Green Acras Kiwanis Club is working on. "At a later stage, we will also be looking into the possibility of setting up a telephone answering service to help people who have drug problems, including alcoholism," he said. Mr. Day said it is the intention of the group to provide the bus service "by our own efforts with as little government money as possible." Bakers' contract gives $35 a week Negotiations have been completed on a new contract between McGavin ToastMaster Ltd. and Local 290 of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers Union giving more than 40 employees a weekly wage increase totalling $35 over the next 26 months. Wages will be raised by $14 weekly for Oct. 1, 1972 to Oct. 1, 1973; by $12 weekly from Oct. 1, 1973 to June 1. 1974; and by $9 weekly from June 1, 1974 to Dec. 1, 1974. Top range production employees now receive $162.50 weekly compared with $148.50 prior to Oct. 1, 1972. Wages will go up to $174.50 Oct. 1, 1973, and $183.50 June 1, 1974. The increase this year amounts to 9.4 per cent and for the following year to 9.2 per cent. The lowest range increases from $134 last year to $148 this year, a 10.5 per cent increase. Oct. 1, 1973, wages will go up to $160 weekly and on June 1, 1974, up to $169, a 10 per cent increase for the year. Based on the top range, ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 wages will be increased by 92 cents an hour June 1,1974, compared with wages prior to Oct, 1, 1972, bringing the maximum hourly rate to $4.83 based on the 38-hour work week. Improvements were also made in employee benefits such as welfare and sick leave, vacations and pensions. 1847 ROGERS BROS. SILVER PLATE REVIVAL SALE Fill-in. Add-on and "update" your service in the pattern favorite chosen so proudly . . . years ago.  OLD COLONY, 1911  LOVE LACE, 1936  FIRST LOVE, 1937  ADORATIONi, 1939  ETERNALLY YOURS, 1941  REMEMBRANCE, 1947  DAFFODIL, 1950 Orders must be received by March 15th for Fall Deliveryl Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN ;