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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Icturdvr, Jtnviry I, THI LITHHIDOI HlftALD 3 Trudeau praised by Olson FOREMOST (Special) Agriculture Minister H. A (Bud) Olson told a meelin here that 1971 will go down a "one of the most exciting year In Canadian history." About 100 were on hand fo the 90-minute address. Mr. Olson said Canadian inl tiattvc had resulted in bring ing nations closer together am increasing understanding. He cited the "intellectua courage and honesty" of th prime minister as a leading factor in this. He pointed out that the inl tiafives in foreign relationship were In no way designed t friendly countries by pro moling closer ties with Com munlst countries. Mr. Olson felt that because of the Cana dlan Initiative, the world would would be a better and safer place. In outlining Parliament fo the -past 15 months, he defend ed the government's positioi and staled that he felt Canadi was stronger than ever. He quoted figures indicate that Canada's rate of growtl in 1B71 in real terms exceedec that of every other major in dustrial nation in the world. Despite Ow emphasis on un employment, more Canadians were working for more money than at any time ni Canadian history in the third quarter o 1971. Mr. Olson further pointed ou1 that more new houses in the low Income sector were bull in die last three years than in the previous 33 years. Mr. Olson spoke for some time on Ule new tax bill, out- lining its history, answering criticisms raised against it end dealing with implications It was apparent from Hie later questions that there was much concern among the farm- ing population over certain as pects of the new legislation particularly the capital gains tax and Hie evaluation proce- dures. The minister pointed out that the new bill would remove more than one million people altogether from the tax roll and reduce taxes for a further 4.7 million. He defended the capital gains tax and stated that al- though there were still inequi- ties in the system, it would help to reduce the "great gap" which now existed, whereby hard-earned tax dollars were taken away and windfalls rot taxed. He spoke of legislation de signed to creat jobs and stimu- late the economy. On the clean air bill, and the creation of a department of the environment, the minister said "no country Is doing more than Canada in this He felt that the cost of correcting the problem now was much less than the price that would have to be paid by the ma- jority of the major European countries, and large portions of the United States. Concerning the controversial bill C-176, Mr. Olson said he made no apology for its intro- duction. He felt it was unfair for farmers to have to take a cut In their income because ol surplus of production forcing prices down. Meet Jan. 12 SPARWOOD (HNS) A meeting o[ The Independent Order of Foresters will be held at tire home o! W. A. Mc- Jectaic, 39 Juniper Crescent, Sparwood, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. I i! T U H N I N 0 STICKS tt'iyno Flunipcl of Hcd Dm ta sinking everything on being good ycnr. Rarhe- curing Monks lit the Ted Swl- hart home, Fort Mnclcod, he snys let (lie other fellows dnncc lo (iiiy Loinbarclo at Ihc Waldorf-Astoria hap- piness lies rlglit 111 Swlhnrfs linckyiml. TABER NEW YEAR'S BABY The New Year's Baby at Taber is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mri. Frank Sitter of Purple Springs. Baby Sitter arrived at p.m. New Year's Day. She weighed seven pounds, six ounces. The little girl hat a brother, 3, and a sister, 17 months. Gibb Photo Merv Natrass buys store from Robert L. Anderson TABER (HNS) After more than 65 years in the family, Anderson's Clothing Ltd. here has been sold to former Vaux- hall mayor Merv Natrass. He operated a department store at Vauxhall for 20 years. Anderson's Clothing opened its. doors in 3B06 with Robert H. Anderson as proprietor. He was joined by his son Robert in 1927. The store was partially de- stroyed by fire in 1966. Mr. Natnass, a native of Many berries, taught school and served with the RCMP for five years. He was a public servant for 15 years, five on the town coun- cil and 10 as mayor. He was active in the Kinsmen Club. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson will continue to reside here. Well-baby clinics set BLATHMOBE (CNP Bureau) The Chinook Health Unit das announced that well-baby clinics will be held in the 'Pass jegmning with the Jan. 11 clinic at the Coleman United Church Hall from to a.m. and from to p.m. The Blairmore clinic in the unit office will be held during the same morning and after- noon hours on Jan. 13. Jan. 14 the clinic will be held in the Hillcrest Credit Union Hall during the morning and in the Bellevue town hall in the afternoon. Fluoride tablets may be ob- tained, Battle 'Pass drifts By VERN DECOUX Crowsnest Past Bureau COLEMAN Department of highways crews in the Crows- nest Pass have been doing an excellent job of freeing High- way 3 from heavy drifting snow. Continuous patrol of the high- way has kept the road open at all times. Despite driving west winds that piled 15-foot-high drifts on the highway west of Coleman near Crowsnest Lakes, crews managed to win over the ex- treme conditions. A heavy bulldozer tractor was in use this week break- Ing up some of the huee drifts. Driving winds of more than 100 miles an hour polished snow on the highway to a glass- like finish. Oldtimers in the area report that this winter is like the ones they used to experience in the 20s and 30s. Haima council plans projects HANNA In an effort to take advantage of the recently announced federal provincial winter works grant program, the Hanna town council has made application for loans and grants to COVET the cost of con- struction of a new town office, library and civic garage com- plex to be constructed on the site of the old fire hall. Total expenditure for the proposed project will be in the range of including engi- neering and architectural fees. The provincial government will provide a grant to the town, a free and clear gift, of 75 per cent of the labor expen- ds. Labor expenses on this un- dertaking will amount to 000, which will the town in grants. TOP ESSAYISTS Winners of the Picture Butte Munici- pal Library estay contest, held in conjunction with Young Canada Book Week, ore, from left: Barb Bulvo, Kdthy Boras, Marian Tolh, Deloris Schwartzenberger, lori Bian- chini and Debbie Toth. It was for pupils in Grades 1 IB 6. P. Johnson Photo ,fv ,c .KIT" -K Roundup of District News to--' Trophy night VULCAN Next up on the fish and game scene is the an- nual trophy night. This is set for Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Vulcan Lodge Hall. Measuring of horns will take place Saturday afternoon be- tween 1 and 5 p.m. Travel agent VULCAN J. Lundy Find- lay of Vulcan is now repre- senting Marlin Travel, offering a complete range of travel ser- vices including tours, cruises, air travel, passports and visas. No decision SPARWOOD (HNS) Lands and Forest Minister Ray Willi- stai has advised the board of the Regional District East Koo- tenay that no decision has been made to construct the Moran Dam. Mr. Williston said "the gov- ernment is of the opinion that at the present time there is not sufficient information available to allow it to consider all the factors against or for such a development." Mixed bonspiel SPARWOOD (HNS) There will be an open mixed bonspiel at the NaUl Curling Rink Jan. 14, 15 and J6. Persons wishing to enter can phone 425-7785 or 425-6653. To burn trees SPARWOOD (HNS) The Independent Order of Forest- ers has set Jan. 15 as the date to pick up and bum Christmas trees. Trucks with volunteer driv- ers will lour the district and Elk Valley, picking up the trees for a donation of fifty cents. Trees will be burned at 7 p.m. on the site of the pro- posed recreation complex here. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vtrnon Decoux, Reiidenl Rep., Bloirmon Phono 562-2149 Card Succeeds SPARWOOD (HNS) The c o m m u n ity Christmas card, sponsored by the Sparwood De- velopment Company, raised more than for the new recreation complex here. Members of the Sparwood Volunteer Fire Department donated students of Grade 10A donated was collected by five young carol singers; and Sparwood Devel- opment donated These Are The Lethbridge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area PINCHER CREEK MRS. 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