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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CALIFORNIA HOCKEY EXCURSION IOSTON BRUINS vt CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SEALS Oakland, California Fri., Feb. 19, 1971. Only . SI 15 FOR RESERVATIONS and PACKAGE TOURS Contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centre Villaga - Phone 328-3301 or 391-1114 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, January 16, 1971 PAGES 13 TO 26 -am PLANNING A PARTY? If SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSENS 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7731 Marriage, death or withdrawal considered for Liberal party Lethbridge Chinook greers snowmobilers after five days on the road Man, it was a cool 700-mifa journey By D'ARCY RICHARD Herald Staff Writer It was rowr, rowr, rowr and the 700 - mile test was over. Seven hundred miles by snow vehicle in 35-below weather? You've got to be kidding! But they did it. Frost bite? You bet! Broken front drive shafts? One or two. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 328-7684BM Shattered bogey springs? I guess! But the boys from Boissevain, Man., 48 miles south of Brandon and 16 miles north of the Intern a t i o n a 1 Peace Garden, and their mates from Brandon, covered the 700-mile route from Brandon to Lethbridge in a nice, neat (crazy) five-day week. They arrived here at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The party included eight snow vehicle riders and two truckers. It was a grueling test. Taking part were trail master Norm Smith, and riders | George Dyck, Royden Whitfield PHONE 'N' EAT # Tantalizing Chinese Food 0 Lotus Sunshine Fried Chicken Delivered to your door steaming hot. No extra charge for order* over $3.00. Just Call Across from the CPR Depot Open Weekday / a.m.  2 a.m. - Sundays 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Ken Dixon, all of Boissevain; Bill Hammond, Bill Hansen, Keith H c o 11 and Trevor Powell, all of Brandon; and truckers Walter Albrecht and John Dyck, both of Boissevain. "Gosh that Chinook feels nice!" said Hammond. He also said his red-leathery, frost-bitten face only hurt when he smiled. They'll rest today and take the easy way home - by cars and trucks. They earned it. It was a case of five hours sleep in motels each night along the way with the rest of the time in the borrow pits or replacing broken parts. At first they planned to travel open country along the International Boundary Line. It was rough - they weren't in top physical shape and the terrain was something awful. The first night was spent at Plenty-wood, Mont. Tuesday night they rested at Assiniboia, S a s lc, Wednesday night was spent at Shaunavon, Sask., Thursday night at Medicine Hat. They had hoped to be here by Wednesday night. But the original plan - Lethbridge and back in seven days along the border - became an impossible dream. Rough terrain forced them to seek smoother going beside the highway. They left the border at 5 p.m. Mon- 'we couldn't day night because make any time." Tuesday they started following the ditches. Their machines, 340 cc. to 634 cc. performed admirably. Ken Dixon: "Sometimes there's less problems with the small machine." Sometimes they would pull up on the fields. "This morning we did a lot of field riding, it's pretty smooth," said Dixon. He said the enthusiasm they met along the way was "just fantastic." Law enforcement officers didn't bother them. They obtained 10 miles to a gallon of gasoline, cruised along at 30 to 35 mile per hour, made 100 miles Friday, their worst day, and 185 miles the first day out for best performance. Oil and gas was donated by Gulf and Esso agents at Boissevain. And you can bet that all 1,600 Boissevainians will be out to welcome the snow riders home By JOAN BOWMAN Hcra'd Staff Writer Lethbridge Liberals counted the wrinkles on the provincial party's face Friday night, but couldn't decide if the old girl should be interred, married off or left in her rocking chair until the weather improved. The various alternatives were delivered by 18 Liberals at a meeting called to name Fast and West Lethbridge riding delegates to the Alberta Liberal Party's annual meeting in Calgary Jan. 29-31. Dr. W. J. Cranley, a candidate for the party's presidency, suggested it would be better if Liberals were to "withdraw to the river and regroup" rather than enter tha next election fray, expected this summer. Dr. Cranley, president of the Lethbridge Provincial Liberal Association, said it would be pointless for the party to fight the election "without a leader, credibility or status." The party should forego electing a new leader, spend the next three or four years building itself up and go into the following election better prepared, he said. John Boras, Lethbridge Liberal candidate in the 1968 federal election, evidently thought a lengthy building-up process might turn into a prolonged funeral. "If we just lie down and die, we'll have farther to crawl back up." Opting for the rocking chair theory was Cleo Mowers, who suggested it was doing Alber- SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 NEW POSTS IN GROWING SOUTHERN ALBERTA FIRM DEAN DVERSDAIL BILL DesBARRES Mr. Frank A. Rofhe, President of Prairie Farm Power Ltd. and Farm Power Inc., announce* the promotion' of Dean A. Dversdall, left, former manager of Prairie Farm Power Ltd., to the post of Vice-President for Operations of P.F.P. ond F.P.I. Also the appointment of Wm. H. L. (Bill) DesBarres, right, as manager f Prairie Farm Power Ltd. (effective January, 1971), Conservatory starts exams Piano and singing examinations by the University of Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music began Monday in the basement of St. Augustine's Anglican Church. Testing singing students Monday will be Jean Marie Scott, opera recitalist and a conservatory faculty member. Piano examinations Jan. 21-27 will be given by Wilfred Pow ell, composer, teacher and a fa culty member of the conservatory since he'was 15 years of age. Madeline Bone, performer with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, faculty member and lecturer, will hear piano examinations Jan. 22. tans no harm that the Liberals are in their present lowly position. The Liberal party's share of the popular vote dropped sharply in the 1967 election. The three seats won by Liberals have since gone to the Progres sive Conservatives through byelections wins or party switching. Jack Lowery of Calgary, the fifth party leader in six years, resigned last spring. Mr. Mowers said the Liberals were in the same (enfeebled) position as the Progressive Conservatives were 10 years ago. The Conservatives, with 10 provincial seats, are seen as the main threat to Social Credit's 35-year domination of government benches. Mr. Mowers said the Liberals would have to wait for a change in the "tides of the fortunes of the province." The marriage hypothesis was introduced by Fort Macleod area farmer Bill Arsene who proposed the Liberals join the Conservatives "knock the Soc-reds out," then do something on their own. An observation that coalition governments in the past have been disastrous for at least one of the parties involved left Mr. Arseme undeterred. "The Socreds have been in for 35 years and no one has been able to do anything about it. Let's be broad-minded. Let's join the Conservatives." A final analysis' noted that since Conservative leador Peter Lougheed had been the mainspring in that party's upsurge in popularity, the essential need of the Liberal party was a leader. It was then left to two women at the meeting to tie it all up. Taking a page from Prime Minister Trudeau's 19S8 campaign notebook, the women ar- gued that the curative treatment for the Liberal party would be the election of a new leader and preferably a "Don Juan." Wanted: a vote-getting Casanova, Albert a-style, who doesn't mind wrinkles on his lady friends. Police receive 10 per cent hike Liberal delegates named Sixteen of a possible 22 Liberal delegates from the two provincial Lethbridge ridings were named Friday night to attend the Alberta Liberal Party's annual meeting in Calgary Jan. 29-31. The party's constitution allows for each riding to send 12 delegates: association presi- Youths fined for possession of drugs Gordon King Hall, 18, and David Allan Hervey, 17, both of Raymond, were each fined $200 and put on two years of probation after pleading guilty to possession of marijuana. Hervey also pleaded guilty to possession of hashish and received a similar sentence which will run concurrent with the first. The pair were stopped by RCMP Dec. 30. Police found seeds on the floor of the car which were purported to be from marijuana, and cannibus resin in a pipe. Both youths admitted to smoking marijuana. dent, defeated Liberal candidate or sitting member, plus 10 ethers. Since Lethbridge Liberals have only one executive for both East and West Lethbridge ridings, and the old Lethbridge constituency had a single candidate in the 1967 election, a total complement is 22 persons from the city. At least 20 are expected to attend the three-day convention. Listed as official delegates Friday were: Mr. and Mrs. John Boras, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Olafson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Matisz, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Romaniuk, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hoyt, Dr. and Mrs. Bill Cranley, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Comstock, Jim Cousins and Robert Leys. Lethbridge city police have been awarded a wage increase amounting to almost 21 per cent over two years. The arbitration board decision actually results in an 11 per cent jump from 1969 to 1970 and a further nine per cent rise in 1971. Monthly pay for a first class constable, on which negotiations are based, goes from $630 in 1969 to $675 as of Jan. 1, 1970. An increase to $730 is effective as of Sept. 1, 1970. The wage will be $760 this May and $790 starting in November this year. A third-class constable, who earned $560 a month in 1969, will earn $702 by the end of this year. The sergeant 1 classification goes from $727 in 1969 to $912 at the end of this year. The 48 members of the Lethbridge Police Association worked through 1970 without a contract settlement. Retroactive pay for the policemen will PRAIRIE FARM POWER 120B - N. Mayor Magrath Drive] Lethbridge, Alberta Phone: 327-6427 AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-3822 probably be received in February, after the actual contract has been signed. Mike Clandfield, association president, said it would probably amount to about $860 for a first-class constable. Mr. Clandfield said in view of the settlements reached in other Alberta cities he did not think the local association had been given a "particularly fair shake." Mc:'icine Hat police had done better, he said, while settlements in Edmonton and Calgary had been even more favorable for the policemen. Contracts with the police have been for only one year for the past two years. The present two-year contract is the result of more than a year of negotiating. Actual negotiations broke down in June last year and a conciliation board stepped in. When their recommendation was rejected by the city in September the dispute went to arbitration. DR. R. W. TAYLOR, M.D. Announces Trie opening of his office in Family Practice at 626 13th St. N. Phone 327-0411 - Res. 327-6763 Lethbridge's Newest ond Most Talked About Restaurant . . THE TOWN CHEF NOW OPEN SUNDAYS from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special Sunday Brunch and Delicious Hot Buffet -Gracious Atmosphere -Fine Food-Top Service 740 4th AVE. S. (PROFESSIONAL BLDG.) ... preferred by top professional and student musicians all over the world. Often copied but never equalled, the newest and finest in guitars, amplifiers and accessories continue to be brought to the discriminating guitarist by the Fender Company. A Fender Guitar or Amplifier is available for every need and in any price range. COME IN TODAY AND SELECT THE INSTRUMENT OF YOUR CHOICE Cor. 3rd Ave- and 13th St. S. Phone 327-1056 r A NEW KIDDIES' DAY SPECIAL Every Tuesday between 9 a.m. ond 5 p.m. we will take a minimum of 6 different poses, supply you with one color print of each PLUS an 8"xl0" enlargement PLUS an 8"xl0" frame - This has a Regular Value of $34.90. NOW FOR THE MONTHS OF JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH ONLY ........................................................... AVAILABLE AT BOTH OUR STUDIOS IN LETHBRIDGE AND TABER 23.95 ^