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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 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, Alberta, Monday, February 26, 1973 PAGES 11 TO 20 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 CHAIRS . . . National gun rules sought By RIC SWIHAKT Herald Staff Writer A resolution which would have sought a mandatory user's permit for anyone handling a firearm was returned by delegates to the executive of the Alberta Fish and Game Association Saturday. Following the passage of an amendment to the resolution which appointed the legal committee of the association to draft a suitable regulation with provincial authorities, the delegates decided to turn the matter over to the executive. The aimended resolution vail now go before the national group, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, at its annual meeting in Saskatoon in April. Here it is hoped a national firearms regulation will be drawn up. Several speakers at the Alberta Fish and Game Association annual meeting told delegates that without action on the behalf of sport hunters and shooters, federal gun regulations would be forced upon them. Elmer Kure of Innisfail, one of the originators of the resolution, said it is designed to make the individual responsible for his actions. He said the firearm user's permit as suggested would apply to the person and not the firearm. "This is definitely not gun registration as we k n o w it in the United States," he said. "We hope at that meeting we will be able to develop a satisfactory scheme for firearm use." The association also passed a resolution to the executive which called for negotiations with treaty Indians for the purchase of their hunting and fishing rights. Tom O'Keefe, outgoing president of the association, said the Alberta Fish and Game Association was simply asking the federal government to enter discussions with the treaty Indians to set up a more effective wildlife management system. The resolution stated that ac- ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE by ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES, SHEET METAL and HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING 2214 43 St. S. Ph. 327-5816 quisition of treaty Indian hunting and fishing rights would mean game tags could be issued for use by the Indians. This would allow proper game management. Tlie matter will go from the executive of the association to ths federal government. Delegates urge park preservation A resolution urging curtailment of further townsite development in Canada's national parks has been written into the policy books of the Alberta Fish and Game Association. Following heated debate in Lethbridge Saturday, delegates to the group's 44th annual meeting passed a national parks policy aimed at preserving parks for future generations of Canadians. A clause stating that no meeting of the association be held in a national park was deleted when it was decided the Jasper Fish and Game Association would have to drop out of the provincial organization if it was adopted. Other points mentioned' in the policy include:  In addition to curtailing further townsite development, no further road development should be permitted without full studies on all possible ecological effects.  Accommodation, such as hotels and motels, should be developed outside park areas. Additional a c c o m m o dation within the park boundary should be limited to camping aioas such as hikers Alpine Huts, shelters and camp grounds. Structures which have little relationship to park needs should be located outside the park boundary.  To develop an awareness of nature and tine value of the National Parks, an improvement must be made in the present system of nature interpretation through guided tours, nature walks and displays. Provision should be made in parks appropriations for a large and highly qualified staff to encourage the full use and appreciation of the parks.  Efforts should be made to let natural events within the parks determine the changes which take place. The introduction of exotic species of fish done in the past is a mistake that should not be permitted to occur again The association then removed rainbow trout and Eastern brook trout from the list of exotic fish. INCOME TAX INDIVIDUAL, FARM, and BUSINESS RETURNS F. M. DOUGLAS 917-27 Street 'A' N. Ph. 328-0330, 328-1705 Sunday workout The mild winter has everyone thinking six weeks ahead, Including these youngsters playing basketball with a volleyball in the Senator Buchanan School yard. Tony Tedesco, 14, of 706 12th St. C N., shows his companions what a lay-up is. Services offered East slope hearings hailed AUCTION BARN 2S08 2nd Ave. N. REGULAR WEEKLY SALE Tuesday, Feb. 28th - 6.30 p.m. NOTE: This is the first weekly sale conducted by the new owners, and, they are offering top top quality merchandise for this their inaugeral opening. Beautiful gold green brocade chesterfield suite, pool table, Westinghouse automatic washer, 54" box spring and mattress, excellent baby carriage, tractor head lights, Westinghouse fridge, back pack, baby training table, coppertone automatic dishwasher, 2 lounge chairs, electric ranges, gas range, power mower, double sink, 3 year old 12 cu. ft. fridge in excellent working order, green chesterfield suite, lovely blonde wood 3 piece bedroom suite, 6 kitchen chairs, coffee fable, Electrohome combination radio TV, vacuum .Veaners, johnny pole, medicine chests (4), televisions, mangle, Roto-Hoe Tiller and attachments. BRAND NEW 5-PIECE WALNUT BEDROOM SUITE Complete with box spring and mattress, retail value $250.00 Garden tools, carpet, 2 basket chairs, propane heater, 30,000 BTU, lamps of all sizes, fishing rods and tackle box, small tool cabinet, new crib mattress (27" x 54"), many more items too numerous to list. HARD TOP CAMPER FOR DATSUN or TOYOTA TRUCK WITH FULL TAIL GATE. 1949 GMC Vt ton, custom Interior, good running order. The policy used by the previous operators of FREE PICKUP for consigned goods will remain. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT AUCTION BARN Phone 327-1222 2508 2nd Ave. N. Auctioneer: KANAWISCHER Lie. 869 REED HAWTHORNE Sales Representative The east slope public hearings to determine land use in western Alberta have been termed a break through in government recognition of the wishes of citizens. Ric Careless, Western Canada conservation representative for an independent group interested in the preservation of the environment, Saturday offered his services to amy group E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 FACTS OF LIFE A HlPPO SWEAT PU30D T HO, IT is A THICkCCAeMi we oiuv secretion that pear, errs ws hide p�om the suvS BURNING RAY�. Here's another fact you should know . . . Southern Stationers have LABORATORY TESTED SECURITY BOXES designed to keep valuables safe. Asbestos cemented sheets are Inserted between the Inside and outside steel plates for protection against fire, water, and humidity. SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316 7th Street South Phono 328-2301 washing to prepare a brief to the public hearings in June and July. The public hearings, sponsored by the Environmental Conservation Authority, will help to decide crown land use planning for the next few decades, said Mr. Careless. The hearings are of vital importance to the people of Alberta and Canada because they allow the people to express their views on the land use question. The affected area, from the U.S. border north to Grande Prairie and from the B.C. border east to the foothills, contains resources such as oil and coal, said Mr. Careless. There are groups which would like to use the area for these resources. Through the public hearings, people will be able to let the government know they would like the area used for recra-tion and personal enjoyment. SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. Cor. 6th St. and 6th Ave. S, Phone 328-6586 THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN DIAL V-OLVO FOR VOIVOS AND PARTS and SERVICE "I want to see public reaction and this is the reason I will assist groups with brief presentations," he said. Mr. Careless will put together an integrated plan from discussions with other groups and his own research for presentation to the public hearings. Through the integrated plan, lie will suggest to government plans of action for the region. Sportsmen to pay for new program An additional dollar being added to hunting and fishing licences in Alberta this year will become part of general provincial revenues and will be diverted to development of wildlife habitat areas. The announcement was made Saturday by Allan Warrack, land and forests minister, in Lethbridge. Dr. Warrack, who outlined "A Buck for Wildlife" program in the Legislature Friday, said demonstration areas will be established to show the public the type of areas required for wildlife habitats. He told the 44th annual convention of the Alberta Fish and Game Association that the program will acquire and maintain critical wintering areas vital to wildlife. The minister also said efforts will be made to create more fishing areas near large urban centres. Dr. Warrack said the program will help ensure that the fish and wildlife resources in Alberta will be safe guarded. "I am convinced and committed to the importance of this program and it will receive my undivided attention," he said. Bob Scammell of Red Deer, incoming president of the provincial fish and game association, said he was so enthused about the program it would be hard to calculate right now the good that can come from it. He said every thinking sportsman has to welcome the program. Nobody likes to pay more for a licence but they will realize that through the fund they are actually buying some of the country back for the citizens. Dr. Warrack said the money in the program will be spent using a special fish and wildlife plan developed by the fish and wildlife division of the department of lands and forests. Through these types of plans and programs, the people of Alberta will be able to meet the challenge of living with themselves, he said. And that challenge should be to try to balance the amount of resource development which will give the public what it wants with the type of life and environment it wants. He said that challenge includes the conservation of resources for future generations. He said many groups in Alberta are close in their thinking about the public resources and how to use them. The provincial government now has increased the penalties for violations of the Alberta Wildlife Act. He said in a effort to enforce the rules for better management of wildlife, the penalties have been increased 250 to 300 per cent. AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING 24-HOUR SERVICE WORK New Installations Phone 328-2106 R R'B R G R H R V R H R H R 2 R H R WHAT IS "DOCTORITIS" A recent study has shown that there are fewer than half the doctors needed to serve the health needs of our society. As a result, physicians are chronically overworked, and many times unavailable. Hospital emergency rooms are being overrun with non-emergency cases. And in some areas there are no doctors at all.  There Is no cure for "Doctorifis" on the horizon. And by all the data now known, the situation will become more acute during the next few years. Our pharmacy works closely with the doctors In this community to deliver the best health car* possible to as many people as possible. YOU OR YOUR DOCTOR CAN PHONE US FREE CITY-WIDE DELIVERY FROM EITHER LOCATION DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE Halg Medical Bldg. 601 6th Ave. S. Call 328-6133 RODNEY 401 5th St. S. Free Delivery Call 327-3364 R fi R H R ? R H R H R V R " ::: $Rk~R He said such action was iprompted because of reduced hunting opportunities and reduced tourist potential because of it. He said the intensification of farmer-hunter problems and increased problems in wildlife enforcement were examined. With such problems in mind, Dr. Warrack said he expects to have an expanded budget approved March 2 which will allow his department to increase the number of enforce- ment officers working for the division. Responding to a question about planting grass above the miles of pipeline in Northern Alberta, Dr. Warrack said an announcement. could be expected soon introducing a new Land Surface Conservation Act. He said the new act, operated through the department of the environment, will carry Al-bertans from a remedial to preventive policy op land conservation. *� Fish, game chief to promote sport The preservation of the sport of hunting through the promotion of hunter training and increased membership in the Alberta Fish and Game Association is the chief aim of the association's incoming president, Bob Scammell of Red Deer. He called for a full-time association employee whose sole responsibility will be to assist the local fish and game clubs in keeping track of base memberships, renewing them and getting new members. He said the fish and game association should start to promote the sport of hunting and to engage in programs of such importance to the sportsmen of Alberta they will want to join the group. He said there are other groups which can look after such things as mercury levels and pollution. "The Alberta sportsman now begs for our leadership in the challenge of preserving the sport hunter from extinction." There are great numbers of people dedicated to the eradic-tion of hunting as a sport on erroneous factual grounds and questionable, if sincere, moral grounds, he said. He said hunters are losing ground in the battle because the number of hunters as a percentage of the population has been steadily declining. He said one aspect of the anti-hunting movement is valid. "In the past year, I have spent considerable time hunting in some of the real problem areas of the province and I have had reluctantly to conclude that the major reason for bad landowner-hunter rela- CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAW MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 tions is that 90 per cent of all hunters never ever ask permission (to hunt)," he said. Mr. Scammell said hunter training is the place to start. "We must embark tomorrow developing our own hunter training course, emphasizing game laws, landowner rights, firearms safety and hunting ethics, and produce a quality manual that is available to anyone at a nominal cost, if not free," he said. "This is only part of it. We need more and more courteous hunters in the field if hunting is to survive." He suggested local fish and game clubs will have to start "take a boy fishing" programs, develop courses on deer hunting for beginners, or trout fishing for senior citizens. "We have to build a better hunter from scratch and put thousands of his like in the field," he said. 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  ADORATION, 1939  ETERNALLY YOURS, 1941  REMEMBRANCE, 1947  DAFFODIL, 1950 Orders must be received by March 15th for Fall Deliveryl Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN TUESDAY FAMILY SPECIAL! with every purchase of a BIG BUCKET You Get:  $1 Box of French Fries - and -  16-oz. Cole Slaw Regular retail $6.10 TUESDAY SPECIAL_______ ONLY $^..75 COLONEL SANDERS AND HIS BOYS MAKE IT FINGER LICKIN' uOODI TAKE HOME STORES  1701 M.M. Drive  2021 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-7751 Phone 328-8161 ;