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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, February 11, 1974 Montana farmers paying more but they can get all they need By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Like everyone else in Montana, farmers are paying more for their fuel, but they're granted top pnonty in fuel allocation and have been told they can get all they need. The price of their crops is going up too. The term wheat" is bandied about so much it almost sounds like a brand name. But cost hikes are still worrying fanners. "If costs keep increasing, it's going to hurt despite the high (crop) says Malcolm Holtz. a republican representative in the state legislature, who has farmed near Great Falls since 1932 Mr. Holtz said he last bought a tanker-load of diesel fuel in July and it cost him about 14 or 15 cents a gallon then. "I'm sure it's at least 25 cents he said. Mr Holtz said farmers are more worried about the shortage and price of fertilizer than the fuel shortage. Although there's said to be a worldwide shortage of fertilizer, Montana was especially hard hit when Western Co-op Fertilizers purchased the former Northwest Nitro- Chemicals plant in Medicine Hat and stopped exporting fertilizer to Montana. Northwest had been supplying about 25 to 30 per cent of the state's normal supplies and estimates are Montana could be tons short in 1974 Other areas of the Montana economy don't appear to be too badly affected by the energy situation, although it's too soon to tell in some cases, such as tourism. 9 refineries The possibility of a reduction in tourist traffic has state officials worried and they're already issuing proclamations to the effect that there will be plenty of gasoline for tourists this summer. The state has fairly abundant oil, natural gas and coal reserves and petroleum exploration activity has picked up in the last few months. There's also nine refineries in the state which refined an average of barrels a day of Montana, Wyoming and Canadian crude oil in September, 1973. Montana Power Co., a private utility company, supplies most of the electricity and about two-thirds of the natural gas needs of the state and gets 80 per cent of its natural gas from Alberta A permit for 30 per cent of that 80 per cent expires in May and negotiations are currently under way for a renewal and for authority to obtain an additional 20 million cubic feet daily. The company told an energy discussion in Helena that short range gas supplies are linked to decisions by the Alberta and Canadian governments, the company's own exploration efforts and gas purchase successes in the U.S Long range supplies could come from Arctic and Alaskan North Slope supplies and development of coal gasification plants on eastern Montana's immense coal reserves, a company official said. Concerning energy conservation, company officials say savings in electrical consumption have been in the two to four per cent rage as a result of voluntary efforts by citizens. Water shortage The company began pushing conservation efforts about a year ago when critical water shortages in the northwest United States cut hydro plant output. Although not affected nearly as seriously as the Pacific states, Montana was on the fringe of the water short area and Montana Power cut out two pamphlets "54 Household Hints on Conserving Energy" and "How to get the most of your utility dollar." The water shortage was alleviated by late October just in time for the Arab oil embargo and the "energy crisis" and the conservation efforts were continued. Don Gregg, manager of generation and power contracts for the company, estimated there were load reduictions of from two to three per cent until December when consumption was off about four per cent from the previous December as Christmas light displays all but disappeared. He says that a five to seven per cent reduction in electrical consumption is about the most that can be expected from a voluntary program. One thing Montana has going for it in the energy crisis atmosphere is its shortage of people. It has a total population of only spread out over the country's fifth largest state. It's largest urban concentrations are in Billings and Great Falls, each of which are just over the mark, while cities like Helena, Missoula and Butte are in the to range. Even the economic spinoff effects of the petroleum shortage appear to have left Montana relatively unscathed. Unemployment, for example, was down in January from 8.7 per cent last January to 7.8 per cent this year Little enthusiasm for educational TV Teachers in the public school system have been "less than enthusiastic" about using television for educational purposes, public school trustees will be informed Tuesday. A study undertaken by public school personnel in January found that teacher attitudes, balky equipment, poor servicing and inadequate programming were the major Retirement course planned A course on retirement and how to prepare for it will be offered at Lethbridge Community College starting Tuesday at 7 p.m. Free to the public, the five- session course deals with the problems and potentials of life after retirement, and is aimed at helping people adjust to the new way of life that retirement offers them. SAVE! BRC, BENY, and PHILLIPS BICYCLES now at 1973 PRICES Call Sporting -ffrsrqisr DOWNTOWN PhOM327-S7t7 reasons for educational television not living up to its early promise. The study found that only about one half of the tachers in the system used the educational equipment at least once last year. About 60 per cent of the teachers who did use the equipment only used it between one and five times during the last school year. The majority of the teachers in the public schools expressed dissatisfaction with the educational television equipment and the lack of relevant materials. Some felt the equipment should be more portable. The study also found the utilization of video tape recorders varies greatly within the schools and from school to school. Teacher attitudes toward educational television are closely "related to the attitudes of key personnel in the school such as the and the principal, the study indicates. In a concluding statement, the authors of the study suggest that the advocates of educational television have either oversold their product or teachers have been misled about what the medium can accomplish in the school. However, in spite of the problems Lethbridge teachers have had with educational television, they did not suggest abandoning it. The study suggests that educational television "can enhance the ability of the teacher to deliver his educational program to students" when it is properly used. To increase the use of educational television in the schools, the study FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. fOXlETHMHOGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. THE AUCTION BLOCK 2508-2nd AVI. N. LETHBRIDGE UCMIM No. REGULAR TUESDAY EVENING SALE. Primary, 121k. 74 p.m. Tnn wttk w0 IMVQ VWMKNMO cwwout of bMUtHuJ nnv cofltemponyy furniture in ITMpW MM fnM fMMTlC PMCM Midi BK New tone on tone green brocade chester- field and chair. New beautifully crafted Maple chests of drawers (4. 5, New Maple bunk beds New lovely gold tweed heavy fabric chester- field chair. Unique wrough iron wall bracket 01) lamps with reflectors. New. durable, brown yellow Hide-A-Bed 16 cu. ft. Deluxe frost free Viscount fridge Lovely 5 chair chrome suite in blue grey Three large 11 x 11 pieces of sculptured broadloom. 1969 Bultaco 30 h.p. 250 cc. motor bike good for racing in excellent condition. Colorful restaruant booths (quantity) excellent for rumpus rooms AND MANY MORE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. TO ARRANGE PICK-UP SERVICE AND LIQUIDATION OF YOUR GOODS CALL Auctioneer: John Uc. No. recommends the school system improve the television equipment, the servicing of it and the method of operating it It recommends the purchase of video tape recorders that record in color, are easier to operate and are more reliable. January was cold, dim, snowy It was a dim January this year in Lethbridge, according to statistics released by the meteorological branch of the department of transport. The statistics show the normal duration of bright sunlight for the month of January is usually 100.9 hours but last month only 74.8 hours were recorded. Adding to the bleak month were temperatures lower than normal and a higher-than- normal amount of snowfall. A total of 16.9 inches of snow was recorded compared to the January average of 9.8 inches. The number of days with precipitation for the month was 16, compared with an average of 10. The average temperature for the month was 24.4 whereas the normal for January is 25.2 Prices board council topic A member of the controversial Food Prices Review Board will be featured speaker at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs Thursday. Dr. G. L. Burton, who serves on the board which is chaired by Beryl Plumptre, wiU discuss the goals and objectives of the board as well as taking a look at some of the best solutions to the food price situation. Dr. Burton, a Claresholm rancher, has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Iowa State and has been associated with the federal department of agriculture. Since 1951 he has been raising beef cattle west of Claresholm. AKROYD'S PLUMBING. HEATING AND GASFTTTIMG Special 32C-21M Phone 3214372 271t 12th 9. Country music star Ian Tyson, star of CTV's Ian Tyson Show, enter- adian country and western tamed about Southern Alberta residents at of Edmonton teamed up with the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion Saturday. Can- for a three-hour performance performer Wayne Void Ian and his wife Sylvia, Telecasting in color near Both Lethbridge television stations are gunning for a March deadline to bring full color broadcasting to the city. CFCN will move into new studios March 1, severing its connection with CJOC which now provides production personnel and studio space for both companies. The two stations are now installing color cameras and videotaping equipment. The cost of the conversion for CJOC is estimated in the vicinity of The colorful switch in local programming will be welcomed by a wide audience of color TV set owners. The Bureau of Broadcast Measurement has reported that 62 per cent of city homes were equipped with a color set last year. That was the second highest rate of ownership in Canada, slightly behind the leader, Calgary, at 63 per cent. CJOC, a CBC affiliate, started television broadcasting in the city in 1955. CFCN, a CTV affiliate, opened offices here in 1969. Bob Johnson, production manager at CJOC, said today that news film shot outside the studio would remain black and white but for deadline reasons only. Bill Wingert. manager of CFCN, said the station is installing two color cameras, with plans to expand facilities during UK next year. The conversions should be complete by the end of the month or early March. Concert jollity monotonous By PAT ORCHARD The Lethbridge Overture Concert Association Saturday evening presented Ronald Rogers, Jan McCart and Richard Otto in Three On Broadway, a very inferior anthology of American musical theatre, to an audience of about 350 people at the Yates Memorial Theatre. Appreciation of light music, as distinct from classical, is such a personal matter that it seems almost unkind to criticise. Intellectual snobbery aside, the evening might have proved stimulating had the program been even competently performed. However, this was not the case. Richard Otto as pianist alternated between thunderclap musician and tinsel merchant, as he hammered song after song into submission. Jan McCart as soprano was a strange singer. She had a bright, screechy voice, and although she was vocally energetic, her performances succumbed to exaggerated sobbing and sliding in the false belief that it added to expressiveness. Ronald Rogers as tenor turned in a somewhat anodyne performance. His best number was "Where is the life that late I from Cole Porter's Kiss me Kate. Although the evening was lively in a garrulous sort of way, to the type of audience which usually patronizes the Overture Concert series, the general cavalcade of jollity and mock sentiment became rather monotonous. None the less, an undemanding listener will no doubt have derived pleasure from these undemanding songs. Slave auction to kick off Chinook Winter Carnival DENTAL UB WlOHl 327-2M9 LETHBRID8E RCFRI6ERATION LTD. WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS Slkn MM IlkMllii A slave auction in the gymnasium and the opening of an ice sculpturing contest at noon today will begin the 10th annual Lethbridge Community College Chinook Winter Carnival. The official opening of the carnival will be at the Yates Memorial Centre tonight. Carnival queen candidates will be introduced and two concerts will be held, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The concerts will feature the Brothers Bogaardt Expansion and the Jackie Gracetlo Dancers. A milk-drinking contest will be held Tuesday noon in front of the gymnasium, and Wednesday noon will see a log-cutting contest and a nail- driving contest. The Valentine fashion show will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the gymnasium. Thursday noon activities will be a talent' show in the gymnasium, and judging of the beard-growing and photography contests A torchilight parade will leave the college at 7 p.m. Thursday and pass through the downtown area. Friday will be Ugly Day and will feature a pancake-eating contest from a.m. to 11 a.m. and a tog-of-war and the judging of the ke sculptures at noon. The first pab crawl will start Friday at 7 p.m. Thirty five-member teams have entered so far, and will go through eight taverns to gain points for the most beer drunk, the fastest drinkers and so on. Faux pas such as vomiting will lose points. Teams will consist of four drinkers and a driver, who must not drink and will keep score. The carnival will wind up Saturday at 9 p.m. with a cabaret feturing the Brothers Bogaardt Expansion at the 4- H Building. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Trustees to rehash corporal punishment Corporal punishment will once again be beaten about at a meeting of the public school board Tuesday. The trustees are expected to establish a policy Tuesday that defines what they mean by corporal punishment, any exceptions that might be permitted and the procedures to be taken if the policy is violated. The planning and development council, the principals group and the home and school council have all suggested that the trustees prepare a clear definition of corporal punishment for school personnel. The trustees will also be informed by letter that the Lakeview Home and School executive supports their decision last December to abolish corporal punishment in all public schools in the city. "We hope this policy which we under discussion will not be the letter states. At their last meeting, the trustees received a letter from the Senator Buchanan Home School executive expressiong opposition to their decision to abolish corporal punishment. The school board will also be presented with the seven- point policy of the Lethbridge Council of Home and School Associations which outlines the stand it took in 1971 on corporal punishment. The policy suggests that corporal punishment should be used as a last resort and "regulation strapping" should not be abolished. FUEL SAVING! You win VMM corafofftoWs) to right. Havta POWER HUMIDIFIER CHARLTON 6 HILL LTD. Aw. S. PINM3ZB-3388 FURNACES (IN STOCK) SHEET METAL WORK