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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CALIFORNIA HOCKEY EXCURSION BOSTON BRUINS vs CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SEALS Oakland, California Frl., Feb. 19, 1971. Only . S11S FOR RESERVATIONS and PACKAGE TOURS Contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Contra Villago - Phono 328-3201 or 328-8184 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The LetHlnidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, January 25, 1971 PAGES 9 TO 18 It'i a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE fried Chtibn (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 PCs champ at bit for next election By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer CALGARY - The Alberta Progressive Conservative Party is champing at the bit for the next provincial election, confident of giving the Social Credit party the toughest opposition it has had in its 36-year domination of the legislature. Conservative Leader Peter Lougheed said, at a news' conference ajfter the party's annual meeting in Calgary this weekend, that the party had changed from its former composition of "]ate-30s, early 40s, urban" members. During the past six years, since Mr. Loughsed took over the reins, the party has developed a membership "mix of ages, geography, occupations and income levels." Ten new legislature seats, largely from urban areas, which through redistribution increases the number of ridings to 75, might have formerly favored the party because of its urban orientation. But Mr. Lougheed said the increase was now a "toss-up" advantage between his party and the Socreds because of the Conservative's expanded membership. The three-day annual meeting was the largest experienced by a Conservative party in Alberta, drawing 1,-746, including observers, to the Saturday night rally. Mr. Lougheed indicated the record turnout had generated so much enthusiasm several people "who had been sitting on the fence" told him they had decided to run for nominations. The party had named 56 candidates, including six in the south. Neither East nor West Lethbridge ridings has named candidates yet. Local party members appear to be waiting for the Social Credit associations to hold their nomination meeting first. This is possibly in an effort to juggle the personalities of the candidates against each other. The party is gearing itself to a May or June election. One southern delegate however queried if Premier Harry Strom might deliberately take the wind out of the Conservatives'' sails by holding off the election until 1972, when the government's mandate officially runs out. There are 10 Conservatives to Social Credit's 55 ML As in the legislature now, and Mr. Lougheed admitted the odds against his party are still "55 to 10." He said he is enough of a realist to admit "we've stili got an uphill battle." The main charge against the government in an election will PC women re-elect Eva Maclean Mrs. Eva Maclean of Lethbridge was re-elected second vice-president of the Progressive Conservative Women's Association of Alberta during the group's annual meeting Satur day in Calgary. Re-e 1 e c t e d as association president was Mrs. Lillian Knupp of High River. The 1971 executive also comprises: Mrs. Ann Sturrock of Calgary, first vice-president; Mrs. Freada Hanson of Strath-more, third vice-president; Mrs. Louise McClelland, High River, secretary; and Mrs. Helen Olsen, Calgary, treasurer. Directors are Mrs. Dorothy Lamoureux of Edmonton, Mrs. Leonore Detlmer, Hussar, and Mrs. Maude McKay, Red Deer. National date The federal progressive Conservative party will hold its annual convention in Ottawa Oct. 34-16, it was announced Sunday. The party's national steering committee announced the dates at a meeting here during the provincial party's convention, probably be against its "weariness and ineptness" after more than three decades in power. Mr. Lougheed said it is time Mr. Strom, who was named Socred leader two years after the 1967 election, won his own Car hits pole, man injured William J. Treber, 1815 18 St. S., is in fair condition in St. Michael's. General Hospital with injuries suffered wiien his car went out of control and hit a light standard. He received head injuries and cuts. The vehicle struck the standard at 9th Ave. and 15th St. St. S. at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Damage to the vehicle amounted to $1,200. City police report a rash of minor accidents in the city during the weekend with little damage and no other injuries. Death of city man investigated City police are investigating the death in Calgary of a form er city resident Melvin N. Parkes. Mr. Parkes, who had resided at 542 5th St. S. for some time, entered St. Michael's General Hospital Jan. 17 for surgery. He was transferred to Calgary where he later died. Coroner Dr. L. A. McKercher of Calgary transferred the body to Lethbridge coroner Dr. J. E. McTavish for identification The autopsy had been performed in Calgary. A Lethbridge police official said the autopsy indicated the man and some type of injury to the lower bowel consistent with a fall on some kind of blunt instrument or a blow to the lower abdomen. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Avo. S. Ph. 327-S4S4 mandate at the polls rather than governing on former premier E. C. Manning's mandate. If the Conservatives can convert the annual meeting's enthusiasm into campaign expertise and hard work, the Socreds seem indeed facing a tough struggle. All 56 named candidates had their party workers present at the meeting, and when they were parading about the Palli-ser Hotel's lobby, marching to pipe bands and waving posters. Although policy workshops were held all day Saturday and the results of these are to go into the sixth draft of a campaign platform, the annual meeting obviously centred on personalities. Mr. Lougheed took time during the rally to introduce each candidate, and three spoke prior to the leader's formal ad dress. And the speech itself, which contained some policy, did not impress some party followers. The speech, highly abbreviated from the original text, said there were four main issues; the need to accelerate capital construction projects to cut unemployment; compensation to Alberta by the British Columbia government for damage caused by the W. A. C, Bennett Dam; driver education in high schools and the need for Albertans to increase their ownership of the provincial economy. One delegate of the estimated 55 in attendance from Lethbridge, said driver educa tion as a major policy issue simply wasn't on a par with public ownership of the economy. �Ill Kiiiiiiiia v <^8 Fresh snow, a headache for shovellers, delights youngsters. Another mystifying chapter along the weather scene Is it going to be a blizzard or Chinook? Annual meeting The Lethbridge and District Safety Council will hold its annual meeting at the Park Plaza Hotel Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are welcome to attend. Approval was given by the council this week for re-entry into the Alberta Safety Council. Sprinklers turned on The Lethbridge fire department was called to Hy's Steak-Out at 3:45 a.m. Sunday when the automatic fire protection sprinkler system was set off by a cooking oven. Fire department officials said the sprinkler system was shut off to stop water damage to the ceiling and floor of the restaurant. Water was taken from the building by a special vacuum machine. There is no estimate of damage available. Permit issued The first building permit of 1971 for an apartment building has been taken out at city hall. Challenger Holdings Ltd. of Lethbridge was issued a $120,-000 permit for a 12-suite apartment at 3319 20th Ave. S. Is a blizzard on the way, or will it be a Chinook? Either way, something is stirring, as usual, in southern Alberta's unpredictable weather pattern. With 8.6 inches of snow having fallen on Lethbridge in the past 36 hours, and similar amounts reported by surrounding communities, the stage appears set for strong westerly winds expected to hit this area early Tuesday. The Crowsnest Pass district was a blizzard victim Saturday. A total of 22 inches of snow combined with strong winds created what one Blairmore resident described at "the worst blizzard since the 1940's." Traffic throughout the area has been snarled since the blizzard struck late Saturday, and it began to move again this morning after around-the-clock shifts by snow removal crews. The blizzard died about 10 o'clock Sunday night. No other community reported such dire conditions as the 'Pass, but RCMP in Lethbridge say all highways are treacherous and snow covered. They urge motorists not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary. The weatherman is also calling for more snow for Lethbridge and district today. The synopsis sees an Arctic high lying along the Rockies meeting resistance from a se- reies of weak lows which continue to trickle across the mountains. When the two collide, snow is the result. The villian in the scene, however, is an extensive high pressure system building up in the central U.S. Once this system is established, the clock-wise circulation of air will begin and i heavy blowing snow is the forecast. There is, however, one encouraging note. Fortunately it is not expected to be cold, with tempeartures reaching 20 above today, and 40 above Tuesday. Overnight lows should range from 10-20 above both nights. Sunday's high and low temperatures were 14 above and three above respectively. All time record temperatures for Jan. 25 are 51.8 above set in 1906, and 38.7 below set in 1943. The high and low temperatures for Jan. 25 one year ago were 43.8 above and 25.8 above. As far as Lethbridgeites are concerned, keep the snow shovels handy. If the weatherman's prognostication is right, they'll be needed, again. Meliorist aims for weekly edition By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer The embattled University of Lethbridge student newspaper, The Meliorist, announced in its Friday edition that it will be published weekly in the future if its continued publication is backed by a student referendum Wednesday. The paper, published once every two weeks in the jnast, faces the referendum following success by its Students' Society Council opponents in December, when a majority of the council decided to ask students how they felt about the publication. The paper's opponents cited Meliorist articles during the FLQ kidnappings in October, slanted political articles and language used in stories and poems as their major complaints. EDUCATION MINISTER RAPS AT LCI - Education Min-ister Robert Clark stopped in Lethbridge Friday to visit the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and tour the school's new $2 million addition. Mr. Clark, on hit way to Card-ston to open a new school there, discussed LCI with its principal, W. L. Neville and later visited the school's cafe-teria and other new facilities. Above, Mr. Clark discusses school matters with Tom Higa, LCI students' council president. Allan Wilson, the new editor of the paper, said in an editorial he admitted the paper has in the past contained a "limited slant" in political coverage. In the editorial, headed "Why Assault case is dismissed A charge of assault against Mrs. Mary Leroy, 1126 17th St. S., was dismissed by Judge Lloyd Hudson in Lethbridge magistrate's court after evidence was heard of an altercation between landlady and tenant. Evidence showed that basement tenant Jerry Butler was slapped at least once, shoved and threatened with an overshoe by Mrs. Leroy after he had complained about the Le-roy's bothering his wife. Words were passed between Butler, Mrs. Leroy, her husband Joseph and the Leroy's 12-year-old daughter before police were called by the Leroys. Judge Hudson said: "I rather pity Mr. Leroy. If his wife had stayed where she was (lying down in their suite) this action wouldn't have happened." He indicated both were spoiling for a fight and should accept the consequences. Butler complained first to Mr. Leroy then fuel was added to the fire when Mrs. Leroy stepped in. Drug charge withdrawn A charge of possession of can-nibus resin against Bruce Scott Edmundson, 18 of Victoria, B.C., was withdrawn in Lethbridge magistrate's court recently. Edmundson will remain in custody, pending a supreme court trial on a charge of possession of LSD for purpose of trafficking. Delegates John Gogo and Clare Mahc will represent the Lethbridge district unit of the Canadian Cancer Society at the annual meeting of the Alberta division of the society to be held in Calgary on Feb. 5-6. Miss Dianne McLean a third year nursing student from St. Michael's Hospital, the winner of the Miss Hope' Contest of Alberta for 1971, will be a featured speaker. you should vote for us," he explained the paper's basic philosophy, but added: "We have been accused of many things, and most of them are real allegations." Mr. Wilson has said in the past that a student newspaper must be free to print articles explaining what is happening that affects students' rights, whether or not their publication is popular with some of the people involved. Friday's issue contains articles on student problems both in Lethbridge and elsewhere in Canada, SS'C activities the pass-fail system of courses, movie and music reviews and other material. The referendum which students will be asked to answer Wednesday contains to questions requiring simple yes or no replies: "Do you want a stu- Tax payments show increase Prepaid tax payments at city hall for the week ending Jan. 21 totalled almost $100,660. This was about $33,000 more than the amount for the same period last year. Total payments so far this year come to $511,000, com-pated with $453,400 last year. dent newspaper?" and "Do you tolerate the general editorial policy of this year's Meliorist?" An open forum and panel discussion was scheduled for noon today to inform students on the issues involved. Labor group to sponsor meetings The Alberta Federation of Labor committee on political education will sponsor a one-day conference in Edmonton March 2 and in Calgary March 4. The conferences will deal with provincial elections and labor's role, the unemployment crisis in Canada, and Canada Manpower training. A representative of Canada Manpower will be in attendance. fjCLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. PHONE 327-2822 'ft R V R '1 R H R i/ ft f RH&y K :" n DENTAL HEALTH WEEK IS ALL YEAR LONG Many functions begin in the mouth. Certainly a child in hit early stage of development it centered around his mouth as the starting point of his communication. In the adult enjoyment of food also begins in the mouth. A healthy mouth it most important for a confident smile, goad appearance, and of course at the organ for our human attribute, speech and language. Keeping a healthy mouth is bated on conservation of teeth and the prevention of diseases of the gums. The success you have it based on proper personal care and regular visits to your dentist. When he suggests a dental health aid -we have it. GEORGE and ROD say: Check these specials: COOL AIR HUMIDIFIERS Reg. $18.95 - Spec........... S12.95 DeVUBISS VAPORIZERS Reg. $9.95 - Spec.............SS.9S PRICE REDUCTIONS ON WHEELCHAIRS DRAFFIN'S DRUG STORES Downtown 327-3279 - Dispensary 328-6133 FREE DELIVERY ;