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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thunday, February 6, 1975 Sugar growers may mechanize City Scene Three injured in car crash An automobile accident Wednesday at 3rd Avenue and 20th Street South resulted in three injuries and damage. Joe Balla, 2218 8th Ave. S., was charged with proceeding from a stop sign when it was unsafe to do so following the ac- cident. Mr. Balla's car was in collision with a car driven by Louis Edward. Schmidt, 2618 13th Ave. N., Lethbridge city police allege. Mr. Balla received a fractured collarbone and was treated and released from St.. Michael's hospital. Mr. Schmidt and a passenger in his car sustained minor injuries. Escapees get six months Two Vancouver men who escaped from outside the Lethbridge Courthouse while being escorted there for remand appearances were jailed for six months in provincial court Wednesday for escaping from lawful custody. Frank Joseph 0'Quinn, 24, and Alan Raymond Taylor, 19, were among six persons being escorted by police and prison of- ficers from the Lethbridge Correctional Institute when they es- caped Thursday. Taylor was captured shortly afterwards but 0'Quinn found a parked car with its engine running and drove it away. Class retained for one year Drama 160-will be retained in the Lothbridge Community College calendar for another year, the board of governors decid- ed Wednesday. It will be re examined then. The course has been under the minimum class size for two consecutive years. By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Inflated wage demands for the sugar beet industry, which requires more labor than other crops, won't be tolerated. Several farmers Wednesday threatened to quit production if the cost of help bites too severely into what they feel is a tight profit picture. High rise proposal pending Youths fined on flag rap Two Lethbridge youths were fined each in provin- cial court Wednesday after pleasing guilty to defacing property at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute by remov- ing Winter Games flags.. Marinus Getkate, 16, 1012 TORCAN No. will fan-forced Electric Heater Regular SPECIAL 19" Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN 28th St. S., was arrested on the roof of LCI in the process of removing some flags, court was told. He had a two'- way radio in his possession and was apparently keeping in touch with Owen Robb, 2502 llth AVe. S., who was on the ground. Mr. Robb was not arrested but turned himself in at the Lethbridge police station later. The incident occurred on Jan. 19. The youths' lawyer, Blaine Thacker, told the court' everyone was swiping the flags. The Canada Winter Games Committee is just hop- ing the flags will last until the Games are over. The fine and "my legal fees" are sufficient punishment, Mr. Thacker said. the youths were originally charged with theft under but this charge was dropped in favor of a bylaw violation which does not result in a criminal record. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Esl. 1922 PHONE 327-8585 E, S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. UNIROYAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA RADIAL _ Ironclad Quaraniee EEEEE MILES 75% MORE HAZARD PROTECTION' 20% MORE CAR CONTROL 12% MORE TRACTION' 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 ii performed by experts to Mture complete Mfoty utittaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR CHARGKX KIRK'S TIRE SALESI LTD. I- LETHBRIDGE TABER CALGARY 16213rtAw.S. 6201 SOU An. nm 327-5985 PlMN 223-3441 276-5344 The Alberta Housing Cor- poration should know within the next few days where a proposal for a second senior citizens' high rise in Lethbridge will be placed on the AHC's priority building list. Henry Starnow, Southern Alberta vice president of AHC, said here Wednesday the city could get a new high rise within five years. "Byt naturally there are other priorities in other areas which must be looked he said. However, priority place- ment of the high rise, re- quested by the Green Acres Foundation, should come within the next few days, he said. Mr. Starnow mentioned while Lethbridge has received one high rise and an additional senior citizens' lodge, other areas have not received any new senior citizens' accom- modation. The AHC chief made his comments to a Chamber of Commerce luncheon while outlining the role of the cdr- poration in Southern Alberta. The province wide cor- poration has been divided into two autonomous regions. Mr. Starnow is manager of the Southern region which stretches from just south of Red Deer to the U.S. border. He said one activity the AHC will be pursuing while overseeing Southern operations will be investigating the need for stu- dent accommodation here. The shortage. of accom- modation for college students crops up every year in the city and, Mr. Starnow said, he would see if the AHC could alleviate the problem. Responding to the labor committee report at the 50th annual meeting of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association, one farmer asked for official reaction to rumors that labor costs in fieldwork in 1975 will reach per acre, more than double what the standard workers contract in 1974 called for. Walter Strom of Bow Island, chairman of the labor committee in charge of recruiting workers, mostly from Indian reserves in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, said he knew of no reason why labor costs should go that high. He said increases in the provincial minimum wage levels in 1975 will have a direct bearing on what farmers will be required to pay workers who hoe and thin the beet fields, even though the majority of the work is done through a standard contract. STANDARD CONTRACT Another farmer said the standard contract was being abused by producers, negating the wages under contract as established by the labor com- mittee. If only one producer offers a group of workers more to stay on his farm, that sets a new minimum for most of the area. He cited an example in 1974 when the contract price for field labor was about per acre. One farmer offered per acre and that was the new price. Ed Shimbashi of Barnwell questioned whether the Indian workers would return to sugar beet work instead of to higher paying construction jobs this summer. Mr. Strom said he could only answer by past records. In 1952, all the native workers were brought to Southern Alberta by government- sponsored bus. But in 1974, less than 250 native workers were spon- sored through the federal provincial agricultural man- power office compared with workers who made their own transportation arrangements. He said for five years the sugar beet industry has faced the possibility that native workers would foresake work in Southern Alberta. But sugar beet work has become a way of life for them, a pattern of labor that likely won't change. LOCAL WORKERS Jim Csabay of Coaldale said he is mainly concerned about local residents who help relieve the labor shortages in beet fields. These workers were paid per hour without a contract in 1974 but in recent discussions, the same people have indicated they want or per hour in 1975, he said. "I will not grow beets if I have to pay per said Mr. Csabay. "We all have to stick together." John Vaselenak of Coaldale suggested increased mechanical thinning and add- ed use of weed control chemicals will be the salva- tion of the labor problems in sugar beet fields. Of the total acreage in 1974, only 832 acres were worked with mechanical thinners, 'Don 'r tell me how cold it is' Getting an earful of cold Arctic air is city student Denise Caiman, 1114 18th St. S. While temperatures warmed slightly today, the weatherman says there's more cold weather and more cold ears, in store for Southern Albertans. LCC students retain fee City Big Brothers progress 'excellent' The Big Brother organiza- tion in Lethbridge has made excellent progress in the past year, the annual meeting of the association was told here Wednesday. While the two-year-old association had fostered three one-man, one-boy relationships by February, 1974, twelve months later it could report 18 relationships and four more on the verge of being completed. Don Dawson, named presi- dent to succeed Ed McTavish, said he is hopeful of seeing 40 Ombudsman checking Jeff Smith affair Alberta Ombudsman Ran- dall Ivany said today he has begun an investigation on behalf of the Cow Camp wilderness school 55 miles northeast of Brooks. "We will be looking at it carefully within the next few said Dr. Ivany. Speaking in a telephone interview from Edmonton, Dr. Ivany told the Herald his job is to find out why the school cannot obtain provin- cial licensing. Tuesday, the ombudsman asked the department of health and social development for its files on the school. The ombudsman said he hasn't received these files yet but an assistant has visited the school and talked with Jeff Smith, who faces deportation because he does not have land- ed immigrant status. Mr. Smith and his students were to be deported Jan. 31 but today had not heard from immigration authorities at Calgary, in whose jurisdiction the school lies. or 50 matches established by this time next year. Some 30 people attended the meeting at the Red Cross Building and was addressed by Cliff Hall, of Hamilton, Ont., agency relations direc- tor for Big Brothers of Canada. Three qualities should characterize a Big Brother commitment, concern an'd co- operation Mr. Hall told his audience. The young boys involved in Big Brothers need someone they can count on, someone who's committed to share some time at least once a week. They need someone who is concerned enough about them to recognize their unique qualities and not try to shape them into a mould of the big brother. A budget of was approved by the association for the coming year. Up to of this would go for salaries if the association is able to hire a full-time worker as planned. Officers elected in addition to Mr. Dawson were: Denise Alger, secretary, Irene Alger, treasurer and Grant Alger and Dave Shirley, named to the executive committee. Named new directors were: Joe Curtis, Bill LeBlanc, Mrs. Bill Baker, Roy Elander, and Ruth Munro. Students at Lethbridge Community College voted Wednesday to retain a student building fund fee, and the current college food service system. But they may be faced with another referendum on the building fee later in the semester. Student Tony Dimnik, who circulated the petition which resulted in Wednesday's vote, told an evening meeting of the board of governors he sees no alternative to another petition. This time, said Mr. Dimnik, he will get a lawyer to draw up the wording, rather than doing it himself. Eight students voted against a building trust fund fee, and 200 supported it. Two hundred students voted for a fee of a semester, and 67 for the current a semester. There were two parts to the building fund referendum, with students to vote on one of them. On the issue of refunding the current semester's fees, 68 favored the refund with nine opposed. Fifteen opposed a later referendum and 62 favored it. Student council adviser Wendy Rasmussen said the building fee will remain at a semester. Plans will go "full ahead" to use the Whoop-Up Building as a student facility, she said. On the food services referendum, students voted 199 for college food service, 28 for private catering and nine for vending machines. About half of the college students turned out to vote, casting 502 ballots, with 218 spoiled, she said. The spoils would not affect the vote on Cartillad Machanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. Lower PHONE 327-2922 Friday Saturday This Week Featuring "STARLITETRIO" Westwinds Dining Room to p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 IN THE OLD TRADITION OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY Sven 'Erjcbens ________ family restaurant NOTICE The Annual Meeting Of LETHBRIDGE CENTRAL SAVINGS AND CREDIT UNION LTD. Will Be Meld 15.1975 El Rancho Convention Centre Supper p.m. Business Meetmg p.m bance to Follow. Music by Phil Lethbridge Refreshments Will Be Available tickets per person Available at the Welcome All Tickets must be picked up or reserved by Feb 10 DON'T WAIT... RimM your old styli window now) away from froit build-up. Be able to open your windows again. No changing of norm with the teatOnt. Guaranteed, nen-obtlrueling liuulating glate. Intimation and flyproof ecreonlng Included. Imitation ihutttrl ajao aval CONTACT WRTHIiTHBMDGEMfUWORK 2902.7th Ave. N. Phone 38I-521S the fee, said Ms. Rasmussen. Making his presentation to the governors, Mr. Dimnik said he wanted students to see the difference between a fee for a student union building and the Whoop-Up Building. He said he feels the referen- dum did not reflect the intent of the petition. Students could not vote for both a refund of the current semester's fee and a student union building fund fee, he said. Given a clear choice, he believes they would rather vote for going ahead with the use of the Whoop-Up Building until they see how well it operates, than a building fund tied to a definite plan, he said. Board chairman Bob Babki said the student council had agreed to collect a fee of a if a contract is impossible to carry out, there is something wrong with it. Governor Dick Johnston said he didn't think there was any feeling on the board that student use would be cancell- ed if no fee was collected. Mr. Babki said the student council is elected to run the affairs of the student union, and the board should general- ly keep out of it. But there was a commitment made when the college got permission. ARTDIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4095 ART STUDIO ON F1P7VJ OVENUE ART GALLERY ARTJSTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINCE 1958 710-S AVE S LETHBRIDCE-ALTA HEINO OEEKEN Manager Sending her the F.T.D. "LOVEBUNDLE" "LOVE IN BLOOM" or Frache's "FORGET ME NOT SPECIAL" for VALENTINE'S DAY FEBRUARY 14th FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th Street S. 327-2666, 327-5747 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 NOW... a loader built to match your big tractor JCHUJHRTZ Tha Schw.rtj loadar ma moat traclora of 75 h.p. and up, hat a long reach, 11 ft. and 4000 Ib. lift. CompMa Una of AVAILABLE AT Oliver Industrial Supply Ltd. 230 36 Street N. Phone 327-1 Or the OLIVER Dealer Nearest You ;