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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHMIDO! HOAU) ThureAiv, Mmmry U, W1-------------------------- Cut in taxes is urged by accountants' chief Baptist church marks 70 The move by Finance Minis- ter Edgar Benson to avoid per- sonal income tax cuts for the new budget was termed "dis- appointing" Wednesday night by L. J. Smitn, president of the Canadian Institute of Charter- ed Accountants. In an interview, Mr. Snutn said Canada is in the stage, economically, of climbing out of a slight recessionary period. "What is needed now to real- ly get this move from the recession going is rapid build- up of money in the he said. "Most experts agree that a tax cut is exactly what would produce a boost to the econ- omy. "What Mr. Benson is doing is rejecting somethii.g which has always given the most imme- diate relief to a tax cut." Mr. Smith said the plan by the federal government to feed money into areas where there is major unemployment will help that area. "But there is a time lag between the planning and the implementation. "With a decrease in taxes, the economic activity would be increased, giving an immedi- ate relief to unemployment." He said the other drawback to assisting areas is the fear an area will get an industry which is uneconomical but es- sential to the life of the people of the area. "Then the govern- ment would always have to support that area. "K is better to try to make profits by locating industry in the best area." Mr. Smith said the present Canadian situation is excess production capacity with insuf- ficient consumer demand to buy all the goods and services available on the market. The solution is to put more purchasing power in the econ- omy, something a tax cut would provide immediately. He said reasons for the gov- ernment not instituting tax cuts are a fear of excessive in- vestment and the possibility of higher prices in some areas where there is presently no ex cess production. "Implementation of tax cuts is a timing thing and many people feel the time for a tax cut is now. The government apparently disagrees." Chamber gets more backing for health care office The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce has received added weight for its push for the es- tablishment of an Alberta Health Care office for south Al- berta. The Lethbridge Real Estate Board Co-op Ltd., in a letter V of L elections for eight University of Lethbridge stu- dents will elect their 1971-1972 Students' Society Council to- night and tomorrow. There are 21 students run- ning for the eight vacancies, with three other SSC posts ta- ken by acclamation. The candidates spoke to more than 200 students gather- ed at noon Wednesday to hear election speeches, and about 30 students gathered later in the afternoon with somn of the candidates to discuss proposed SSC activities schemes for the coming year and hear the can- didates positions on their sug- gestions. to chamber council, revealed a gratis service to the public supplying forms and informa- tion and assistance with appli- cations and correspondence for any south Alberta citizen re- questing help. At last count, the board had assisted 232 people with the AHC and Blue Cross plans and it still gets occasional requests. The service was started ini- tially to help senior citizens and people with language prob- lems when the first contracts were required. The board suggests the es- tablishment of an office for two or three days per week in the Treasury Branch or the pro- vincial court house for most of the year. The board feels there is a definite need for a steady offi- cer in Lethbridge for a three month period (June, July and August) when the new con- tracts will be signed. The reason for the numerous requests was the lack of clar- ity of the advertising on radio and in the newspapers. One official of AHC said Lethbridge and south Alberta could not be serviced properly from the Calgary office. It was suggested the citizens could use a Zenith number to call MARQUIS BEAUTY SALON Marquis Hotel Bldg. Phone 328-2276 ANNOUNCEMENT PHYLLIS HORNET is now managing The Marquis Beauty Salon She is wftll qualified having spent three yean in hairstyling in Red Deer. Shft Specialize! in PERM, TINTS, AND HAIRCUTS PERM SPECIAL! Price Special Allo Available At: GOBY'S BEAUTY SALON 322 13th St. N. Phone 327-5687 Reg. 12.00 NOW the office but the number of requests for information makes this unfeasible. College head attending budget meet Dr. C. D. Stewart, presiden of the Lethbridge Community College is attending an Alber- ta colleges advisory commit tee meeting in Edmonton tc discuss procedures to handle 1971-1972 college budgets. The committee includes presidents of all Alberta col leges and makes recommenda tions to the provincial colleges commission, which oversees college activities. It ako includes representa fives from the Alberta Associa tton of College Faculty and Al berta Association of Colleg Administrators. LCC board of governor member Don Livingstone wl j oin Dr. Stewart this evenin at an executive meeting of the AACA, which will plan the pro gram of the association's an nual meeting in Grande Prai rie this May. Friday, Dr. Stewart, Mr Livingstone and Dean Cooper LCC director of finance win at tend the seminar for the Wort C o m m i s sion on Educationa Planning's post secondary edu cation task force. The meeting will discuss th proposals and provide time fo about 150 Alberta educationists to question task force mem bers on the recommendations in their preliminary report. Donation The Lethbridge ladies aux iliary to the Fraternal Order 9 Eagles (FOE) has donatec to the Alberta Heart Foundation this year from bin go proceeds. Last year the aux iliary donated from bing proceeds. HOYT'S NORTH LETHBRIDGE 324 13th STREET NORTH PHONE 328-4441 DOOR LOCK and LATCH -f 7 Now is the time to replace those worn out door lock and latch sets. Polished steel knobs. Three matched components for easy installation with IV spring latch. KEYED LOCK SET for the outside door. Regular 9.95. SPECIAL SET PRIVACY SET for the bathroom. A Aft Regular 4.95. SPECIAL SET iJ.A PASSAGE SET for bedroom doors. A ftp Regular 3.95. SPECIAL SET 0 PIPE WRENCH SPECIAL FOR THE HOME PLUMBER Fuller super quality pipe wrench set. Set consists of one 10" an ono 14" heay duty pipe wrench. Rigid pattern. No finer pipe wrench made at any price. Fully guaranteed. Regular Price 11.00. NOW ONLY, SET 8 .80 SNOW SHOVEL SPECIAL The might be gone but you can't afford to this buy. 16" "stainless steel" snow shovel with all steel chromed "D" handle. Reinforced steel edge on nose of the shovel. Regular Price 4.95 NOW ONLY...... 1 .49 HOYT'S NORTH LETHBRIDGE 324 13th Street N. Phone 328-4441 By MARGARET LUCKHURST Herald Staff Writer On March 1, the eongrega- Jon of First Baptist Church mil celebrate 70 years of Chris- an service in the Letlibridge area. A dinner and recognition night will mark the event, and anyone who has had airy con- nection with the church at any ime is cordially invited to at- eod. It will be an evening given o remembrance of times past; lie struggles, joys and tri- umphs of the congregation over the years, from the early days f the pioneers in the little community, to the present thriving city today. It was in the fall of 1900 that young Baptist pastor, the Rev. J. G. Coulter White irought his wife and little fam- ly to settle in Lethbridge. He had been sent by the Baptist lome Mission Board to estab- ish a mission in the district. Over the winter, Mr. White, aMed by his wife, gathered to- [ether an enthusiastic nucleus of interested families; the Kin- niburghs, Browns, Kains, Vir- ,ues, and a half dozen others. 'Mrs. George Thompson, who irior to her marriage was Eliz- abeth Kinniburgh, a member of the pioneer family, recently recalled the early days in an interview. "I am the last sur- viving member of that first, struggling she said, "and I vividly recall how difficult it was for our parents in those days to build a church, buy a manse and pay a minis- ter a decent salary. "Mr. White had a growing Family and had to supplemenl his income some way so he farmed some acreage out where the Lethbridge Commu nity College is now. Churches in those days you see, cost up- wards of which mighl not seem much when we tall of them in the hundreds o: thousands today. How ever farmers and miners made up the bulk of the population then and they didn't have much to come and go on. "Nevertheless, we wantec our church, and we were dster mined not to let a little thini like money stand in the way.' Mrs. White organized a Sunday School class for girls during that first winter, and I was a member of that class. The Whites had an apartment in a building where the old Wool worth building used to be, anc downstairs there was an empty butcher shop. It was in this small shop where the firs church .service was held i: 1900. "Before long the congregatioi outgrew the shop and we thei moved over to Oliver's Hall Finally we decided to build an in 1902 our first little churc which was on the corner of 9t St. and 3rd Ave., was dedicat ed." The first church was spar tan, with few amenities such a we know now, Mrs. Thompson recalled. "When we had a din ner or tea at the church, every thing including all the food ha to be brought from home; dish es, cutlery, table cloths, th whole works. It was an awfu chore really for the people I raise the finances for thi church but with a lot of fait and hard work we managed it." In 1935 the congregation had expanded to the point where more space for services, Chris- tian education programs and other functions, was an abso- lute necessity. Union in 1925 be- tween Methodists and Presby- terians had made Knox Church on 4th Ave. redundant. The board of managers of j Knox offered it for sale to the j congregation of First Baptists and a financial arrangement j was reached. "Over the years the congre- gation had grown from a mere handful meeting in that old 1 butcher shop, to nearly 300 by the end of the Second World Mrs. Thompson observ- ed. "The Sunday School had over 250 students enrolled, our youth program was well orga- nized and our missions receiv- ed excellent support." Unfortunately, in January of j 1953 the church was destroyed by fire. "It was quite a Mrs. Thompson recalled. "The building ilself was well insur- ed, but so many of our records were lost, particularly facts about ths early years. We built again of course, on the present site at 5th Ave. and 16th St., years but we can never replace the valuable books and records which were lost, and this is un- fortunate, for the people who remember our early days are getting fewer every year." Although Mrs. Thompson ikes to see progress in church and community life she regrets he loss of some of the simple orms of fellowship a less so- histioated society e n j o yed ears ago. "We used to go to ur picnics on she aid, "and they were high- ghts of our lives, you may be ure. Then top, when I was ounger we didn't have much tune for a lot of outside activi- such as curling and skiing. We women had our families to ttend to, and also a good deal of church work, which had to be divided among a few willing vorkers. The church women to- ay have things easier in one vay, but they have many other roblems we never heard of ears ago." On March 1 Mrs. Thompson will attend the 70th Anniversa- y of First Baptist and renew a c q u a i ntance with man) riends young and old. "I won'l be doing any of the she said, "but I will enjoy hinking back over the years racing our history, and I wiJ >e interested also in hearing o he plans being made for our :uture.'r JAPAN GIFT TO CHOIR The Teen Clefs of Leth- bridge, 20-voice, all-girl choir which entertained at Expo 70 in Osaka last summer has received an acknowledging plaque from the association of the world exposition. Directed by registered music teachr- Anne Campbell, the choir gave twice-daily singing performances for one week in July, followed by appearances in Tokyo. The Lethbridge group was the only Canadian group invited to Expo by the Japanese government. The wooden plaque, apparently in a literal translation of the accompanying notation in Japanese, reads "in appreciation of your per- formance to our entertainment program." ACT plans expansion Alberta Government Tele- phones has announced a 100 expansion project for the Lethbridge exchange, adding ,000 more lines to handle the ncreasing number of tele- >hones used in the city. The expansion is scheduled 'or completion Nov. 26. A new community dial office with 200 lines is to be built at Brocket to serve the reserve. It is scheduled for completion Dec. 19. Brocket has had limited service out of Pinch- er Creek. There will be no toll charge for phone calls to Pincher Creek. Direct distance dialing be part of the new facility. Also involved is a rural recabling program. Details of the southern pro- jects were announced today following Telephones Minister Ray Reierson's announced million capital works pro- gram for ACT this year. The budget, tabled Wednesday in the legislature, calls for a rec- ord expenditure this year. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS S120 AND UP Phont 328-2176 AMA niectinjr February The annual meeting of the Alberta Motor Associat ion Lethbridge branch will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Ihe El! Rancho Motor Hotel, starting vith a dinner at K p.m. and the meeting at 8 p.m. All AMA members arc in- vited to attend. WHERE SMART WOMEN SHOP LOOK LOVELY FOR LESS OFF EVERYTHING FROM BABY DOLLS TO FEMMES FATALES ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING IN OUR NEW SLEEPWEAR SELECTION IS ON SALE UNTIL FEBRUARY 27th Reg. 2.99 to 19.99 0.37 1K.97 JNOW to V If you want to look elegant we have it. If you want to look innocent we have it. And they're in the latest styles and fabrics. Sizes S-M-L and some XL. So hurry to your nearest store. Hi' li 1 OVER 240 STORES COAST TO COAST TO SERVE YOU BETTER 504 4lh AVENUE SOUTH Tellphon. 328-2653 COLLEGE MAIL 10th AVI. and MAYOR MAORATH DRIVI Tel.phon. J2I-7011 (C.O.D. ORDERS ACCEPTED) ;