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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednexioy, January 17, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 37 Government appointment crowns Roy Jamba's life work Br JOHN SHORT EDMONTON Roy Jamha, a maa mth a crip- pling handicap, has just had his work of 25 years in organ- ized labor crowned by ap- pointment as chairman of Alberta Workmen's Compen- sation Board. In preparation for his new job, Mr. Janha, prtsdmt of the 60.000-member Alberta Federation of Labor, late last year entered hospital for long Lxjuts of physiotherapy five days a week to restore muscle tone lost through hours Ln a wheelchair. He has come tome on weekends. "It isn't that he comes home to said his wile, Alice. "He works even-where he goes." Mr. Jamha, 49, was given permission to use hospital fa- cililies and equipment for his chores. great to he said at the time, "but I want to go home and get ready lor the new opportunity.'1 His doctors have tcld him he's "in pretty good shape apart from the legs." STRICKEN" BY MS He was siricken by multiple sclerosis about 10 years ago and he has spent his time piece then working harder than he ever did before. His only concessions to his disabil- ity involve changes in his home and an awareness that he must have people around "to help in certain circum- siances." None of Mr, Jamba's asso- ciates in organized labor con- sider him handicapped. "He doesn't think with his legs." said Gene Mitchell, ex- ecutive-secretary of the feder- ation. isn't in the office much, hut he have to be. "Be knows what's going on and he's ertremely valuable because of the things he knows and the number of things he has done." Mr. Jamha conceded his job as president of the labor fed- eration probably is easier in Alberta, where there is a long history of labor peace, than it would be in other provinces wrere disputes are more com- mon. "Just because we have peace doesn't mean we have he said. "For years, legislation has worked lo the detriment of fte work- ing population; that must slop." VALl'ED Jlr. Jamha said he believes a strong union is as valuable to a company as to the em- ployees. "We provide one voice for a company lo deal he said. "If thev treat the man most ev- erybody benefits." Since he entered the work force as a copy boy and proof- reader at Edmonton Journal in 1M1, Mr. Jamha has spent most of his life trying to im- prove the workers' standard oi living. He became president of the Edmonton Labor Council in 1930 and a genera] rerirescnta- tive of the Canadian Labor Congress in 1932. Two Tears later, he became an interna- tional representative with tba Oil, ChcrrjcaJ and Atomic Workers and held fee title until ISM. Since he has drawn an honorarium from the labor federation and supplemented his earnings by svn-lring as a consultant in labor relations. He became president In and the provincial vice-presi- dent oi ihe Canadian Labor Congress rm years later. Cheek out happy... with the FINEST MEAT and FRESHEST PRODUCE 2025 Mayor Mograth Drive "College Mall" 324 Mayor Magrath Drive 420 6lh St. South, "Downtown" Open Daily 9 o.m. lo 6 p.m. Thursday ond Friday 9 a.m. fo 9 p.m. COOKEDHAMS Values cffedive 'til clos- ing, Saturday, Jan. 20, ?97J. We reserve the right to FimH quantities to normal family purchases. CHICKENS CANADA A GRADE Whole Frying or Roasting 3 Ib, Ready To Serve Whole Half or Quarter Smoked PURITY FLOUR 20 Ib. net wl. bag SCOPE Mculhwosh .29 17 fl. oi. bottle V SOFT MARGARINE BLEACH Power Plui Liquid 64 fl. et. IVORY Liquid Detergent 32 fl, ei. bottle 98' "L" Brand 1 Ib. net wt. tubs SPIC SPAN Household Cleaner C J CD ...............4 Ib. net wl. pkg. SHAMPOO HEAD SHOULDERS CREAMER Family Size Jar, Lotion, or Tube 1 .29 PORK ROAST s: >59' PORK STEAK........... Side Bacon Ranch Brand Thick 1 Jb. cov, pkg. 99 s. Campfire Sausage Beef Steakettes _ Vivo Coffee 16 oz. net wl, jar 89' FACIAL TISSUE SCOTTIES Assorted Colours 200's-2 ply. pkgs. for ORANGE JUICE York Froien Concentrate A 15 fl. oi. tins X for Garden Fresh! INST. COFFEE VALENCIA SWEET AND JUICY Maxwell Houie 10 or. n net wt. [or MIX OR MATCH! GREEN GIANT CANADA FANCY GRADE PEAS CREAM CORN CUT GREEN BEANS 4 Ib. pkg, 10 fl. oi. lins your choico 5 1 your choice 3 Cucumbers SPARTAN APPLES Long Green Slicors 2 B.C. Grown Canada Fancy Grade APPLE STRAWBERRY JAM Regal 48 fl. oz. tin NABOB COFFEE Regular or Fine Grind 1 Ib. net wt, bag WESTON'S SODAS Plain or Salted Tomato or Vegetable SOUP Clark's 10 fl. oi. tins for ASSORTED FRUIT DRINKS Allen's. 46 fl. oz. tins for BANQUET FROZEN MEAT PIES Chicken Turkey Beef S oi, net wt. ;