Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Monday, January 4, 1971 Benefits boosted for unemployed Persons collecting Unemployment Insurance Commission benefits get a 10 per cent increase effective this week, the UIC has announced. For more than half of all tin- Goodall funeral at coast No Lethbridge funeral services have been planned for Ray Goodall, University of Lethbridge sociology professor who died in West Vancouver Dec. 31. Mr. Goodall will be buried in West Vancouver. He was the first member of the U of L founding faculty to die, having moved to Lethbridge in 1966 as a member of the Lethbridge Junior College faculty and joining the university when it was first established, July, 1967. He was born in East Retford, Notinghamshdre, England in 1917, received his early education in Notinghamshire and a bachelor of divinity degree from the University of London, England in 1941. He joined the Royal Air Force during the Second W rid War, and saw active service in both England and India. He returned later to the University of London where he received a BA in sociology, and eventually moved to Canada as a Unit ed Church minister- in British Columbia for 12 years. He was also a Royal Cana dian Air Force chaplain in B.C., and in 1964 was awarded the Canadian Forces decora tion. At the U of L, Mr. Goodall was chairman of the University Seminar Series, the arts and science faculty religious studies program and several other activity groups. He was an associate professor of sociology. Mr. Goodall is survived by his wife Constance and three children. employment insurance claimants the increase means an additional $20 a month. The 10 per cent supplement is expected to place more than $54 million in purchasing power in the hands of unemployed workers. New legislation governing unemployment insurance in Canada is expected' to be effective by July 1, 1971. Under the proposals now under study benefit payments for unemployed workers with dependents would range as high as $100 weekly. The 10 per cent supplement raises benefits for single claimants from $13 to $14 weekly (lowest rate), $34 to $37 weekly (southern Alberta average) and from $42 to $46 weekly (top rate). Rates for the claimant with a dependent increase from $17 to $19 (lowest rate), $43 to $47 (southern Alberta average) and $53 to $58 (top rate). TOWN WARRANT No. MUNICIPALITY OF THE TOWN OF RAYMOND P�y To RAYMOND,>LMRTA, 7? iillitfilS II tm wMaptwi in p�i|im�cii of �! j_/v w ..' x Town of KavoKmd, Hm 5JJUL2 -^DOLtARS! School starts this week About 10,000 Lethbridge students return to public and separate schools Thursday, following their two-week Christmas vacation. Teachers return Tuesday, for two days of preparation for the spring semester. An exception this year only will be the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, where both students and teachers return Tuesday. The earlier return is due to the late start LCI had last September, when the school's new addition was not quite finished. The LCI fall semester will end later in January, and students w i 11 get a week's vacation then. Lethbridge Community College students return to classes Tuesday, and University of Lethbridge students return Jan 12. One-act festival may be cancelled Remember depression money? There may Have been patch-] es in most pants and extra holes in most belts but for some Alberta communities during the depression, self-made money or scrip helped to stabilize the economy. The Glenbow - Alberta Institute recently acquired examples of regional money from three areas in the province - Raymond, Vermilion and the Fairview School District. The Raymond scrip carried a note advising "this warrant will be accepted in payment of all town taxes and water rates by the town of Raymond, the same as cash." Reports from the early 1930s stated the Raymond scrip enabled the citizens to pay off more tax arrears than ever before in the town's history. "The bold experiment of the council in issuing scrip in payment of local indebtedness has been brilliantly successful, according to reports which show a remarkable increase in tax payments of $11,000, increased business tax receipts of $3,200, higher water collections and improved receipts in all departments." The report also stated tradesmen in the district gave willing co-operation to the scheme by accepting the scrip at face value. The 1933 Vermilion scrip was issued in denominations of one, two, and five dollars, and read, "tj all holders of this cheque: tc help your Town Council carry on, keep this cheque circulating. It will provide a me- dium for the exchange of goods and services and will speed up business in your town." The Fairview School District scrip was issued in denominations of one, two, five and ten dollars in the form of a cheque, with the promise that on a certain date it could be applied against taxes by the holder. Until the tax date, it was circulated like cash within the school district. Tomato production planned Financial aid under the federal government's regional incentives^ program is being sought for the establishment of hydroponic tomato greenhouses at Cardston. Hydroponics is a process Used to grow plants without soil, usually in a bed of gravel, with nutrients supplied in water. Plants in some cases are grown entirely in water. The proposed development wouid involve about 30 acres, Sewer lines being checked City fire inspectors continue to check North Lethbridge sewer lines for gasoline fumes, following their discovery last Wednesday. Complaints from several residents drew attention to the fumes early Wednesday morning. Fire department and city work crews traced the source and flushed the sewer lines. Bee Line Transport Company of North Lethbridge reported the loss of 750 gallons of gaso- line from its underground storage tank. Fire Department officials believe this was likely the source of the gasoline in the sewer lines. ALCOHOL A HAZARD Alcohol related accidents typically involve alcohol concentrations so high that they are rare among road users not in crashes. with initial stages providing shelter for two acres. Future plans see a total five acres under fiberglass, with the extra land being used for storage. The complex would produce two tomato crops per year, supplying cities in Alberta and B.C. with fresh tomatoes in the off-season. Representatives of Pacific Western Airlines are supplying advice on a commercial airport for rapid transport of produce. The town of Cardston has offered to supply power, water and land at satisfactory rates. Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. Ltd. Has not yet completed calculations on volume consumption, line capacity and rates. If sufficient progress can be made before spring, the production of tomatoes could begin by next fall. The Allied Arts Council is "very disappointed" over the lack of response to a planned festival of one-act plays, says Dr. Keith Lowings, council president. The festival, sponsored by AAC, was originally scheduled for late September last year. It was re-scheduled to late January when many acting and backstage personnel became involved in My Fair Lady, the Lethbridge Musical Theatre show which ran in the fall. Now even the January date is uncertain. Up to five productions were promised or in rehearsal for September. The number has now dwindled down to none, and the council is unsure whether to postpone or to cancel the festival. AAC past president George Dew said it is a "strange thing that a short time ago there was a great deal of interest in the festival. Then it disappeared. I can't understand it." The council sent out queries recently to groups and individuals who had previously indicated interest in producing one-act plays. Unless there is immediate response to the queries, "there will be no festival," Dr. Lowings said. The festival is now scheduled for Jan. 29 at the Yates Memorial Centre, but it is understood the date could be moved Into February if enough, five or six, plays were promised and actually put into rehearsal. Dr. Lowings said the problem has not been with the young - "Lethbridge Youth Theatre may be the salvation of drama in Lethbridge" - but with adults who are content to "rest on their laurels." At least 90 per cent of the backstage workers for the pantomime, Babes in the Wood, were LYT members,, he said. But youth theatre needs experienced people who are willing to teach them - perhaps the same people the council is looking to, to oversee productions for the one-act festival. Water - sewage More than 75 per cent of the population of Alberta is serviced by water and sewage facilities. A total of 247 centres in the province have water distribution systems and sewage facilities. Snow races set for Montana A Western Snowmobile Association - sanctioned race is to be held in Columbia Falls, Mont. Jan. 16 and 17. Jan. 16 there will be a three-man team cross - country race at the Martin City Experimental Forest. Jan. 17 a banked oval feature race will be held. Prizes will be awarded in point events, heats, main races and trophy dashes. Powder puff, junior races, couples races and Australian pursuits will also be run. Science degree Ronald McLaren, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McLaren, 1906 10th Ave. N., has received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Montana, Missoula. His major study was health and physical education, his minor was sociology. 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