Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, January 21, 1975 Private food service for LCC could increase food costs By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Stuff Writer Introduction of a catering company into the food services at Lethbridge Community College could lead to a price rise of 25 per cent, ac- cording to the college president. But, C. D. Stewart told a news conference, he wouldn't be surprised by a decision for catering 'in an upcoming student referendum. The vote is expected in early February. The LCC cooking program, which has been preparing the food for the college cafeteria, would not suffer for lack of laboratory ex- perience. Dr. Stewart, also chairman of the LCC food committee, said the cafeteria faces only the cost of food and about half the labor costs thanks to student labor. Even so, the operation does not break even, he said. With private catering, the food service would face the full cost of labor and a profit factor, he said. The food services also lose the college money at some times of the year, such as the summer and early fall, he said. A caterer would be motivated by profits, he added. Dr. Stewart said in his experience everyone gets tired of institutional cooking. "There isn'i an educational institution anywhere that doesn't have problems with he added. Practical experience for food preparation students can be achieved in a laboratory setting, as is done at some other institutions, said the president. The question of running the food services through the food courses or a caterer will be one of two on a student referendum. Voting will probably be early next month. The food service at the college was the object of a boycott in November, and in December, a survey was circulated to 600 LCC students. It gained 399 replies, of which the majority rated quality and price poor, and service fair. Dr. Stewart told the Herald the board of governors will make the final decision on cater- ing or the present system. The board isn't bound by the student referendum, but is looking at alternatives, he said. If it is possible to improve food service and keep the students happy, something should be done, he said. One food preparation instructor, who did not want his name used, said practical instruction could be done as easily in a laboratory situation or in commercial settings in Lethbridge. Half of the course is classroom theory, he pointed out. Students might be happier if they did not work in food services, since they would not be criticiz- ed by their fellow student union members, said the instructor. But food service would not come cheaper than it does now, he warned. City Scene City girl struck in crosswalk A 16-year old Lethbridge girl was treated at Municipal Hospital and released Monday after she was struck by a car at 17th Street and 3rd Avenue South. Lethbridge city police said Janet Coulter, 207 15th St. N., was crossing 3rd Avenue South in a crosswalk marked by a red flashing light about noon, when she was struck by an eastbound car driven by Vern Swagar, 24, Suite No. 3, 3404 Spruce Drive. The avenue was extremely slippery, police said. Mr. Swagar has been charged with failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. Single parent film Wednesday 'Single parents" will be the topic for film and discussion at a Women's Place presentation at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lethbridge Public Library. Two films will be shown Laurette, a 20-minute film show- ing the problems of the single, working mother in today's socie- ty and Mrs. Case, a 15-minute film showing the difficulties en- countered by a deserted mother of five who is on welfare. Although the films concern women single parents, male single parents may attend. Carol Johnson of the Taber Single Parents Club will talk about her group's objectives. Discussion will follow. ,000 in library grants pending A one-time library materials grant of per pupil will mean about for the Lethbridge public school system and for the city separate school board. The grant, announced Monday by Education Minister Lou Hyndman, was termed "a significant addition to our library by Separate Schools Superintendent Ralph Himsl. The school media centres are an area that has been giving us some concern, with the rising cost of materials, Mr. Himsl said. Public school board Secretary Treasurer Mac Crumley said while he had received no information yet on the grant, it would mean for the public board, which has students this year. Separate school population is Mr. Himsl said. A similar grant for library materials of per child will go to early childhood services operators, Mr. Hyndman said. The grant willinvolve total payments of nearly million directly to school boards and ECS operators. "We recognize the importance of school libraries in providing vital learning resources to the student, the classroom teacher and the Mr. Hyndman said. "Inflation has probably affected the quality of school libraries more than other operations." The education minister said he expects the grant will be spent to purchase more materials of Canadian curriculum content and to provide materials for new instruc- tional areas such as consumer education, environment conservation, early childhood instruction, Access productions and metrication. School boards and ECS operators should receive their payments shortly, Mr. Hyndman said. No submissions for prior approval of projects will be required, but boards and operators may be asked for a statement on how the grant was spent, he said. airport plan could include bombers Beaver Mines Creek bid Wednesday art meet at library involves 33 rental Cabins The Southern Alberta Art Gallery Association will hold a public meeting Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the board room of the library. Funding for the Lethbridge and District Art Gallery will be discussed. Interested people are welcome to attend. Labor director speaks The research director of the Alberta Federation of Labor, Mike Shields of Edmonton, will speak Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Lethbridge and District Labor Council. Tickets for the dinner are available from union executive members. The event will begin with cocktails at p.m. at the Labor Club followed by dinner at 7 p.m. PINCHER CREEK The MD of Pincher Creek has call- ed a public hearing to consider the second development proposal in 10 months from White Spruce Lands. Co. Ltd. The company, which leases or holds option to purchase seven quarter-sections of land 15 miles west of here, proposes to build 33 rustic cabins for a year-round recreational resort. White Spruce president Max Gibb of Lethbridge said in a Herald interview Monday the company expects its permit application to develop a guest ranch with winter accom- modation for skiers from nearby Westcastle will be favorably received by area residents. The company's original proposal, which asked for the subdivision of land for a 200- Services group meet Wednesday U of L Senate The first meeting of the community services advisory com- -mittee. postponed last week, will be held Wednesday at city hall JJCW aftCF Tlllv Most of the agenda for the public meeting is taken up with organizational matters, but consideration will also be given to applications for Project Co-operation grants. new plan of organiza- planning is the cornerstone tion for the University of for financial or capital Five applications have been received for the grants senate will take development planning. The schools three for at July 1, the seriate decid- current academic plan was Fleetwood Bawden and St. Paul's Schools, one for a at the weekend. produced in 1971, though some drama centre at Catholic Central High School and one plan was approved at new programs have been pottery equipment at George McKillop November meeting with added. adoption of a report on the Capital and financial im- of the senate. The plications of planning are City to get tax are to make the defined in the university senate involved in the univer- planning committee of the Lethbridge will receive refund appears affairs. general faculties council, it refund from a current executive com- says. High priority items are provincial government of will create the first referred to committees for supplementary taxes the in this case committee in need descriptions, which go to paid last year into the to remove for action when the the board of governors. A cost cial education taxes takes effect. It would estimate is prepared, and if be elected by the approved, goes to the depart- city still had to pay ment of advanced education CORNING taxes on new residential property completed or occupied during the year for election of a new Annual budget estimates go chancellor will be mailed to to' the department of advanc- under a supplementary assessment bylaw, even though it wasn't collecting Feb. 2, and must be ed education in May. and the returned by Feb. 24. Voting minister tries to state what will be on the preferential will be available by tax on that with probably no September. Usually, it takes was something we had argued strenuously than four names on the until November, says the ballot, outgoing chancellor report. Goflisins 32 said a city tax Oshiro told The The internal allocation is usually done by March, ready COV O total of will Oshiro's resignation for spending when the fiscal 48 to 21 effect March 1. year begins April 1. Cov'd supplementary Salary negotiations often Open stock value bylaws, Dave of a report on complicate matters. Faculty OUR of municipal university plann- talks start Sept. 1, and are was deferred to the March often completed before the largest refunds will go to Calgary and meeting. It was prepared allocation is announced. Other by Bill Beckel, .university talks often end in the spring, Calgary receiving requiring the amount of con- Pall and Edmonton planning tingency sums for salary in- LrSil lies in many creases a matter for guessing. it ssvs Acsdcmic it ssvs CLINIC DENTAL grad course enough pupils M.F.Simpson first graduate studies could only continue if the course to be offered in minimum enrolment of 16 Lethbridge will continue, students was met in the se- Family to an increased enrol- cond session, ment in its second session Saturday, 13 students show- ed for the course in education Wishes to educational administra- planning and the U of C has I tion 649 course faced a sudden agreed to continue offering death after the first session the course for that number of c New 11 only attracted two students even though it would c students- prefer that the minimum The University of Calgary limit was met. s that the course The Southern Alberta hieh r 724-1 3 St. North convincing the University of 1 CLIFF BLACK, Lethbridge and the U of C to b RLACK DENTAL LAB co-operate in offering the BMTU KM course in this city said Mon- 328-7470 day PeTSOns interested in tak- P wont 117-itn tne course can still enrol p lot village, drew criticism from residents living near Beaver Mines. At a public hearing in April, 1974, 23 briefs from residents faulted the original White Spruce development. Two weeks after last year's public hearing, the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission rejected the company's subdivision re- quest, citing "unacceptable social impact on existing land uses" and a "drastic change in land use." The ORRPC refusal also advised White Spruce to wait until the En- vironment Conservation Authority, which advises the provincial environment department, completed its land use study on the Eastern Slopes. Mr. Gibb said White Spruce has eliminated the village concept of its development, replacing the 200-lot subdivi- sion with 33 rental cabins built over 40 acres of land in the southeast quarter of section 30. The revised development plan, Mr. Gibb said, attempts to contend with objections voiced by the planning com- mission and local people. Water for the 33 cabins, 3 motel buildings, lodge and cookhouse will come from surface sources, not Beaver Mines Creek, as originally planned. All units will be for rental only. All will be built in a rustic fashion to blend with the treed site one-half mile south of the junction of the Buckhorn Guest Ranch road and the Westcastie highway. "There's no question there's a need" for recreational resorts catering to families, he said. Mr. Gibb said the ranch owned by Winston Bonne, a shareholder in White Spruce, will continue to operate and will form an integreal part of the summer guest ranch facility. The ECA report on Eastern Slopes land use recommends allowing the resort to "go forward under dis- cussions with ORRPC." The ECA report also says private developments like White Spruce and Westcastle ski resort will be needed presently to relieve overcrowding in national parks on the Eastern Slopes. Mr. Gibb told The Herald revised plans for the com- pany's guest ranch do not in- volve subdivision. White Spruce has filed a development permit applica- tion with the MD. If granted, White Spruce would begin construction of part of the development this summer. Pincher Creek MD secretary treasurer Ken Phillips told The Herald the public hearing will be held here Jan. p.m. in the MD building. He said Monday that the .MD has received no briefs op- posing the latest White Spruce proposal. The MD will accept briefs until Friday. The provincial lands and forests department is eyeing the proposed new Pincher Creek airport as a regional base for water bombers. The proposed airport, which would have a foot runway, has been jointly re- quested from provincial and federal authorities by the Town and MD of Pincher Creek. Pincher Creek Mayor Juan Teran estimates cost of the runway, lights, fuel facilities and office and hangar space at An airport commission struck by the town and MD has purchased from Hutterite farmers options to buy land four miles west of town for the proposed airstrip. A lands and forests official told The Herald Monday that the province had intended to upgrade the Cowley airstrip. Regarding revised plans to use the proposed new airport at Pincher Creek, the official said official statements must come from the minister, Allan Warrack. Dr. Warrack was not available for comment Mon- day. But the lands and forests of- ficial said, "There's no ques- tion in my mind it (the propos- ed airstrip near Pincher Creek) will go forward." He said the upcoming session of the legislature will probably consider the funding needed for the proposed airport to replace water bomber facilities at Kenyon Field. "We certainly intend to co operate with the town and he added. While the joint town MD request for a new airport is still in the "application the official said he is "optimistic" about its success with federal and provincial governments. He described Pincher Creek as a "strategic location" for basing the Second World War bombers which spray forest fires. Ottawa villain of Farran talk Instructor to study in Africa A Lethbridge Community College environmental science instructor is to spend two years in Tanzania at a wildlife college. Gaylen Armstrong will leave Friday for Mweka Wildlife College, located at the foot level on Mount Kilimanjaro near Moshi, Tan- zania. He will be on what LCC President, C. D. Stewart, said is the first sabbatical leave given a faculty member to, enhance his work experience. Mr. Armstrong said once a person has the educational background required to teach his subject, at the college level, sabbaticals are useful for keeping up in the field. This should prevent students graduating from the college and finding their courses un- related to the work. Mweka College exists to train Africans with secondary education as game wardens, said Mr. Armstrong. A one- year course qualifies students as-assistant wardens. A two- year diploma course, about the same as LCC's, qualifies them as wardens. About 40 per cent of the in- struction time is spent in the field in southern Kenya and Tanzania. Instructors at the college include Clive Spin- nage, a well-known wildlife photographer, and Pat Hemingway, son of the Ernest Hemingway. There are six or seven instructors and about 70 students, he said. Mr. Armstrong said he was contacted in November about the position by the Canadian International Development Agency. He entered the com- petition against two other can- didates and was recommend- ed to the Tanzanian government, which accepted him. Before joining LCC, he worked in Uganda in 1969 and 1970. In the mid-1960s, he was regional wildlife biologist at Lethbridge. By D'ARCV RICKARD Herald District Editor MILK RIVER (Staff) If there is anything bad about Premier Peter Lougheed's government, no one would have guessed it Monday night at the Milk River and District Chamber of Commerce an- nual "ladies night" banquet. Speaking to about 250 people gathered for the gala affair, Telephones and Utilities Minister Roy Farran "put into perspective the many new initiatives the government has taken in Alberta." The villain in the speech was Ottawa as Mr. Farran reviewed the Alberta Central Canada oil confrontation. There were no an- nouncements of any projects for Southern Alberta in the speech. And to judge from Chamber member Harold Hierath's historical review of Chamber activities, all that could be done is being done for the Milk River vicinity by the present government. In short, not one sou.r note marred the evening except, of course, some references to Ottawa's oil taxation policies. Mr. Farran departed from his prepared text only once, when talking about the government's eight-year program to deliver natural gas to farms. "I am happy to see that the rural gas program is proceeding extremely he said. "We have already ac- complished 15 per cent of our target. By March 31, we will have tied in rural homes to natural gas. In the beginning, there were rural homes, or 20 per cent of Albertans, who didn't enjoy the benefits of the clean and easy fuel. "Since March 31, 1974, we have plowed in miles of pipe, more than twice the length of the Alberta Gas Trunk Line system. Twenty co-ops have completed their tests: Another 20 are 95 per cent complete. Another 20 are just about ready to take off and 1975 should be a good connection year." Mr. Farran won applause when he said "we are still the one province in Canada that does not have and will not have a sales tax." "We are trying to strengthen the economic base of Alberta while we have time. This has led to conflicts with the Central Canadian es- tablishment in such areas as freight rates, oil revenues and finance. There will be more confrontations if we are to change the path of history and lift ourselves permanently out of a colonial status. "That sort of resolution will sort out the men from the boys. There is .no room for peace at any price Ner- vous said the minister. He said the Alberta Energy Company will soon make shares available to Albertans who will thus "be able to par- ticipate individually in the growth of the province." "This is an exciting initiative refined since the days of the first issue to. Albertans of shares in Alberta Gas Trunk Line and is a true conservative effort 'to give all our people the chance to share in an incentive system. We regard that as one of the positive moves of the former government." Reviewing the latest developments in the oil confrontation with Ottawa, Mr. Farran said: "There has been no response from the federal government so far (to Alberta's incentive plan for small a federal government which now takes in excess of billion a year from Alberta's oil industry. Alberta gets 22 per cent while the federal government takes almost 60 per cent of the market price. "The National Energy Board has since declared that the present output can only be maintained for five years without the oil sands or seven years with the oil sands. Everyone knows that the costs of the Syncrude project have doubled from billion to billion, making it extremely doubtful if the project can proceed. So in five years Canada may no longer have enough oil even if American exports are halted. Liquor store entered A thief broke through the front door of the Alberta Li- quor Store in Coaldale early Tuesday and took a small quantity of spirits. A neighbor across the street from the stores, at 1623 20th Ave., heard the noise of the breaking glass and called police about a.m. By the time police arrived, the thief had fled. Employees at the store said today very little of their merchandise appeared to be missing. Police are still investigating. City man states guilt on charges A man who was convicted in November of 15 charges of false pretences involving che- ques pleaded guilty in provin- cial court Monday to five similar charges and to two charges of obtaining lodging by fraud. The man, Norman West, 32, Lethbridge, was sentenced to 60 days in jail on the charges. Monday's sentence will run concurrently with a six-month sentence Mr. West received in November. Most of the new charges arose from cheques passed at the Sam Steele hotel in Cranbrook in August. All the cheques were under ex- cept one. Rodney Law, 30, Suite No. 302, 1421 Ashgrove Road, was remanded for one week for election and plea on a charge of stealing a one-half ton truck from College Mercury Sales Ltd., 1718 3rd Ave. S. The offence allegedly took place on Dec. 24. James Connelly, 55, Cranbrook, pleaded guilty to stealing two hams from a Lethbridge Safeway store Saturday and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE E. t. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOXLETHMMCKNTAILM 204 MfOICAI. DENTAL M.OO.