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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Tuesday, February 13, 1973 Accused robbers out on bail A bail application made by a third suspect in an armed robbery last week was approved Monday in provincial court. Bail for Samuel Wayne Teague, 22, of Vancouver, was set at .$1,500 cash, or $2,500 property. Bail for the two other men charged with the same offence was set Friday at $1,000 cash or $2,000 property. Michael Patrick Henry O'Neil, 2.1, of Lethbridge, Charles Dennis Avery, 27, of Taber, and Teague were charged with robbery after a Hardieville man, Lory Edward Kennedy, was robbed at gun-point of $2,300, several miles south of Kenyon Field Feb. 5. Teague and O'Neil have been remanded to Feb. 19, while Avery will appear in court Feb. 16. None of the men has yet pleaded to the charge. Community services relocation delayed A recommendation that the community services department be relocated in the Lethbridge Community College science building for the next three years was tabled for two weeks by city council Monday. The tabling motion was made so Art Batty, president of Holiday Village Ltd., could ap- Transport seminar March 21 Agricultural transports tion wili be the theme of a one-day seminar at the University of Calgary March 21. The seminar will focus on the various aspects of transportation in Western Canada. Topics will include freight rate inequities between the east and west, existing transportation facilities and the prospects for the future. Dr. Hu Harries of Hu Harries Associates in Edmonton will discuss the economics of Canadian tramsporation. R. J. Shepp, manager of the Northern Alberta division of CP Rail will ' discuss rationalization of agricultural transportation, including rail line abandonment. Jack Horner, opposition agricultural critic in the House of Commons, will discuss transportation as a national problem. Dr. J. J. Richter, professor of international trade and marketing at the University of Alberta will chair a panel discussion during the afternoon session. Designed for farmers, consultants and agribusiness personnel, the seminar costs $15. proach council with a "special presentation" concerning the bid on office space for the department. In a letter to council, Mr. Batty suggested that because the LCC is tax exempt, it is unfair for private enterprise to compete in the bidding. Taxes on the Holiday Village were $62,000 in 1972, he pointed out. The LCC bid was $51,926 rent for the three years while the Holiday Village bid was more than $64,700 for the same length of time. A third location, in a building at 519 7th St. S., rents for $67,900. Community services director Bob Bartlett has recommended his department be moved from its present location at 122 5th Ave. S. because it has not enough space for the department's requirements. On a related matter, a request from the Lethbridge Friendship Centre board that the existing community services building be used for a friendship centre, when it becomes available, w a s referred to the community service advisory committee. The friendship centre group has been advised it must vacate its present site by the end of the month. General News and staff st contract By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer The first contract between union staff of General News and the company has been ratified, The Herald has been told. H. B. Hodgins, international representative for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store union, said the two-year contract runs from Jan. 1, 1973 to Dec. 31, 1974. The 16 General News members of Local 980 are to receive a 15 per cent wage increase ef- fective Jan. 1, 1973, and a seven per cent increase Jan. 1, 1974. Members would receive another seven per cent July 1, 1974 if job cliassifcation and wage rates are not established by that time. Prior to Jan. 1 wages were between $1.75 and $2.40 an hour. The contract will raise those on the lower end of the scale of $2.01 Jan. 1, 1973; $2.15 Jan. 1, 1974 and $2.30 July 1, 1974 Those on the previous $2.40 rate will receive $2.76 now, $2.95 Panel to discuss new income tax The new tax laws affecting 1972 income will be discussed by a panel of Lethbridge and district accountants at a public forum March 7 a: 7:30 p.m. at Sven Erick-sen's Family Restaurant. The discussion will deal with income tax laws as they pertain to the average taxpayer - farmers, small businessmen, working mothers and wage earners. It will not delve into the complex area of corporate taxation. Tickets to the panel sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and The Herald will be available free starting Wednesday at The Herald or the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce office. There are about 250 seats available. Changes to tax laws last year affect capital gains, investment income, personal exemptions, unemployment insurance payments and benefits, registered savings accounts, equipment depreciation and a number of other income matters. Taking it easy Taking a rest from Chinook Winter Carnival activities this week at the Lethbridge Community College, two of LCC's queen candidates inspect the forerunner of today's modern bathroom facilily. Brenda McBeath, 20 (seated) and Jo Ann Christie, 18, couldn't miss the old one-seater, located by agriculture students in the main hallway of the Kate Andrews Building. Earlier th is week, LCC aggies took 36 toilet seats from the University of Lethbridge "for ransom in aid of the Dorothy Gooder School. The ransom was paid by the U of L officio Is today. First in province Lethbridge man chosen sheep breeders' president Early education model near ready An early education model, reported to be the first to be developed in the province as a result of the Worth Report on educational planning, is nearing its completion stage in Lethbridge. Dr. Bob Gall, director of school services for the Lethbridge public school district and a member of the five-man group entrusted with developing the model, said a meeting will be held Feb. 28 ATTENTION FARMERS and RANCHER! We Now Have In ^^^SSS Stock! PRIME UTILITY GRADE FIR Dressed dimension � random lengths 2"x8" 2"xl0" 2"xl2" 22* 28" 34" to discuss the model. The five-main group was appointed by the 20-member ad hoc committee on early education and it's up to the committee to approve or modify the model at the Feb. 26 meeting, he explained. The purpose of early education, as recommended by Dr. Walter Worth, now deputy minister of advanced education, is to provide one year of universal guided learning for children before they.enter Grade 1 of the existing schooling ff/stem. Dr. Gall said his group has already come up with" the model but it will not be made public until the ad hoc committee has approved it. It then will be presented to the minister of education, he said. The ad hoc committee, which was formed on Dr. .Gal's initiative, includes representatives from the school districts, the Idndergarteins, specialists on education and the preventive social services department of the City of Lethbridge. The minister of education has expressed keen interest in the Lethbridge model, Dr. Gall said. The minister has been kept informed on the model's development through El t o n Tanne, a member of the five-man group and special advisor to the minister on early education, he pointed out. The Feb. 26 meeting will be held in the board room of the Lethbridge public school district offices at 7:30 p.m. It will be a closed meeting, he said. Jovn Murray of Lethbridge has been elected president of the Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders' Association. Other members of the executive elected at the group's 50th annual meeting in Lethbridge recently include vice-president Robert Weir of Bow Island, second vice-president M. A. Valli Brooks, and John Neil of Bur-dett. Bill Benson of Lethbridge Is the secretary-treasurer. Betty Cyr of Pincher Creek, is the only new member of the board of directors. Other directors returned for Film maker here Bill Fruet, .former Lethbridge man whose latest film, Wedding in White has won the Canadian film of the year award, will be at the Bowman Arts Centre tonight at 7. He will "meet people and talk with old friends," a spokesman for the centre says. Wedding in White is reviewed by Joan Waterfield, Herald entertainment columnist, on today's entertainment page. 1973 Include John Walburger of Cardston, C. C. Spencer of Ma-grath, Albert Bourassa of Lethbridge, Noelin Newton of Skiff-Foremost, Tom Simpson of Til-ley and D. A. Mouser of Clares-holm. There are about 500 membeis in the association. Farrier course needs houses Qualified farriers teaching horse shoeing at the Olds Regional College are seeking 300 horses for instructional purposes. The course ends March 30. The farriers are particularly interested in obtaining horses which need special shoes to correct foot and leg problems Any interested horse owner will have to pay for the transportation of his animal to Olds. Stabling will be r: .ivided free. The farriers will charge nom inal fees for the horse shoeing Last year, horses were brought to the college from as far as 150 miles away to take advan tage of the experts. Jan. 1. 1974 and $3.16 July 1, 1974. The office, warehouse and truck drivers received certification in March and contract negotiations have been under way since April. Employees recently voted in favor of taking strike action. The first contract also provides an eight-hour work day, Monday to Friday. Overtime is payable at time-and-a-half for the first four hours and double time thereafter. Double time is also provided for Sunday work. For working statutory holidays, employees would have to be paid double-time-and-a-half. Employees required to work after their normal quitting time ere to be paid time-and-a-half for the first four hours plus a flat $1.50. Employees are to have two 15-minute rest breaks during their shift and get 10 paid statutory and civic holidays. The contract also provides equal sharing of the cost of group life insurance, with double indemnity, A1 b e rta Health Care and Blue Cross, a weekly indemnity plan providing 65 per cent of wages while off sick for up to 26 weeks, and provision for full wages while on jury duty or acting as a Crown witness in a trial. Union members will be allowed three months leave of absence for personal reasons, a minimum of six months for pregnancy and 10 days for union activities with the provision they get their same jobs or an equivalent job on their return. Annual vacations will be two weeks for the first six years of employment and three weeks after six years on the job. No employee may be hired who does not join the union after 30 days. All employees must pay union dues. No employee may be dismissed or disciplined for refusing to work under any unsafe conditions. Full-pay sick leave is provided on the basis of five days in the first year and 10 days in second and subsequent years of employment. A seniority clause is based on plant-wide basis. lin. ft. lin. ft. lin. ft. NO. TROUGH SPRUCE All 16 ft. length, 2xb...........................tin. Ft. b|| ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. CHARGEX "Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer Since 1925" Cor. 2nd Ave. and 13 St. S., Lethbridge Phone 328-3301 Former resident's art This is a reproduction of work by former Lethbridge resident Ted Faiers. Mr. Faiers was a member of the city's sketch club when he lived here prior to the Second World War. He is now a fulltime instructor at the Memphis Academy of Arts at Memphis, Tenn., and a lecturer at various other art schools throughout the southern United States. Toddler in good The 18-month-old boy burned last week in a house fire is in very good condition, according to a report released today by Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Colin Heninger received bums to about 60 per cent of his body in the blaze which started in a children's bedroom of a house at 537 8th St. S. Four children were In the bedro&m when the fire start? ed, but a rescue effort by the babysitter and two men living in the adjoining half of the duplex saved the other three from injury. The fire is believed to have started when one of the children threw a burning match book into a cupboard in the bedroom. XEROX OF CANADA APPOINTMENT! 00$ GORDON W. JACOBS Gordon W. Jacobs has been appointed Sales Manager �for the Province of Saskatchewan for Xerox, of Canada. He joined Xerox in January, 1969 as Sales Representative in Regina. His most recent position has been Account Manager for the provincial government. Mr. Jacobs is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Jacobs of Lethbridge. He received his elementary schooling in Stirling and his high school at LCI in lethbridge and graduated ,in Business Administration from BYU. ministration from BYU. 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