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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CALIFORNIA HOCKEY EXCURSION IOSTON BRUINS vt CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SEALS Oakland, California Frl., Feb. 19, 1971. Only . S11S ONLY 5 SEATS LEFT FOR RESERVATIONS and PACKAGE TOURS Contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Contra Villaoj* - Phono 328-3201 or 32I-IIS4 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The LetKbndge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, January, 28, 1971 PAGES 11 TO 22 It', a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE f i (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ml ERICKSEN'S %*Cf 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 Meliorist future in doubt The future of the University of Lethbridge student newspaper, The Meliorist, is still in doubt following a referendum Wednesday. In a 40 per cent turnout in the two-part referendum, students voted 85 per cent in favor of continuing publication of a newspaper, but 56 per cent said they did not want the paper to continue the social and political slant it has contained in the past. The referendum was called for by the students' society council last December, following heavy criticism over publication of FLQ material and use of four-letter words. Robin Dann, council president, said he has called a council meeting for Sunday evening to decide the paper's future, but expected the decision would be to seek a new editor and a new staff. "I don't think it would be possible for the existing staff to change its attitudes to suit the students," Mr. Dann said. Allan Wilson, editor of The Meliorist, was not available for comment. Mr. Dann said if no new editor is found who is suitable to the students' society council, the paper will likely cease publication until the fall, unless the new council, to be elected Feb. 19 decides to choose an editor for the rest of the year. Weed control chief topic Roadside weed control was the main item of discussion at the annual Regional Agricultural Service Board and Agricultural Committee conference held in Lethbridge Wednesday. About 75 servicemen and Alberta department of agriculture officials attended the meeting, representing the Municipal districts of Cardston, Taber, Willow Creek and Pincher Creek, and the counties of Forty Mile, Lethbridge, Newell, Vulcan, Warner and Medicine Hat. Icy sidewalks take their toll WOULD YOU BELIEVE, THE PILOT LOST CALGARY?-Lethbridge had some unexpected visitors Wednesday-and some visitors came unexpectedly to Lethbridge, as a Pacific Western Airlines air bus from Edmonton was forced to land here for refueling when it was unable to land in Calgary. The Calgary International Airport reported only a 100-foot ceiling due to strange weather changes, and regulations call for a 300 foot ceiling and %-mile visibility before landings can be made. The plane, a 115-passenger Boeing 737 jet, left Lethbridge about 90 minutes later, when the Calgary field was clear for landing. New department is key CLC at historic point, says director By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer The Canadian Labor Congress is at an historic point, John Simons, CLC director of international affairs, said in Lethbridge Wednesday. Mr. Simons, speaking at the annual meeting of the Lethbridge and District Labor Council, said a new department in the CLC, designed to meet the social challenge and play a greater role in the coun- try's future, is the key to the new outlook. Dealing with social and community problems, the new department will help erase the erroneous impression that labor is after great gains for its members to the point of excluding the welfare of the rest of Canada, said Mr. Simons. He said the new department will help labor members face many problems which can't be I solved at the bargaining table. There is a growing con-' tradiction in society today, with a growing gap between affluence and poverty, he said. "Resources are expanding but proper housing and medical treatment are denied many people. "The pollution problem, as pointed out by Mayor Andy Anderson, is being fought in Lethbridge with a $4.6 million expenditure. It's too bad the cost couldn't be paid by the people creating the pollution instead j of society." He said another point which disturbs many people is that those who first created many of the pollution problems are now making fortunes clearing up the problem they helped to make. He said the trade movement was a logical movement to head up the push for social change. "With about about five million people affected by the labor movement and the excellent organization provided by the movement, it is a natural." He said problems with poverty, pollution, welfare of senior citizens, consumer affairs, and human rights must be overcome, but the attack must come from the public. "The labor movement can help." Delegates move to retain the EDC Delegates to the anual meeting of the Lethbridge and District Labor Council Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution asking city council not to rescind the bylaw which would do away with the Economic Development Commission. Al Packard, labor council representative on EDC, said an active EDC can help promote and maintain a suitable economic development in the city. He said the federal government's area incentive program has helped to bring the development of industry in Leth- bridge to the present high level. "In my opinion, the EDC director will have to put in greater efforts to maintain the present economic growth once the incentive program for this area expires." He said although he was first Main problems outlined Inflation, unemployment and pollution are the three most important problems facing society today, said Al Packard, Lethbridge and District Labor Council member at the group's annual meeting Wednesday. He said in the late 1960s productivity increased eight per cent while costs and wages increased only two per cent. Since then, laborer's costs have largely increased. "There has been a trend by management to freeze wages now that the labor force wants to catch up with wages when Dine and Dance FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHT! THE MOONGLOWS 8:00 to 12:00 p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations tsen s compared to productivity," he said. He said many members of the labor movement are not taking advantage of all the benefits available to them when they become temporarily unemployed. "The first thing to do when you are out of work is to register with the Canada Manpower office," he said. "At the office you will have to fill out cards which will be sent to the Unemployment Insurance Commission." He said some members have disqualified themselves from this assistance by violating a rule of the commission which says a worker must be available for reasonable work. Many workers set standards of working conditions and wages that are not obtainable in the area and will not accept a job of a different nature or of lower pay. This disqualifies the member from unem-ployment assistance, because some type of work was available. Also, if a member leaves his job without a just cause, he has no possibility of getting assistance for a period of six weeks. He said if a retired person wishes to draw unemployment assistance for the allowed one year period, the member must indicate that he will accept any reasonable work he can handle. If the member indicates this and there is no job opening, he qualifies for assistance. The 1970 rate of assistance for a single person was $42 per week and for a married work- er, $53. The provincial government this year added a 10 per cent supplement to this assistance. Mr. Packard said it was the opinion of labor that the minimum assistance should be set at $100 per week. Poem accepted The poem An Entry, b y Robert Beum, an associate professor of English at the University of Lethbridge, has been accepted for publication by the Meajin Quarterly, a leading Australian literary magazine. opposed to the addition of another EDC employee, he feels the new reasearch officer can contribute much through research activities and assisting the director. Mr. Packard told the delegates the Lethbridge EDC was structured in May 1969 with seven members appointed by city council. The members can serve up to three two-year terms and city council can unseat any member and replace him. He said the director of EDC was responsible for the promotion of economic development for the city. He outlined some of the terms of reference for the commission, including: exploring community development; pursuing economic development as a result of research; encourage the establishment of new enterprise and the expansion of present enterprise; and co-operation with other city groups to promote development in all fields, including economic, social and cultural. Electronic FLASH UNITS Make Your Pictures Easier to Take! Com* in and ft* our fin* selection and let us show you hew to use them to their best advantage! Choose from these well known brands: O Regula from ......................... 34.95 O Kako from ........................... 22.95 Alto: O Zeiss 0 Pentax  Sunpak 0 Acme  Gold Crest This week's photo information: For taking pictures without flash, determine the correct exposure by making use of a properly calibrated exposure meter. If your meter isn't operating quite right let us check it for you at no chargel McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S, lethbridge CALL 327-3555 FOR FREI HOME DELIVERY Persons walking out of doors do so at their own risk. If the injury lists at Leth-bridge's public hospitals arc any indication of the hazard a pedestrian faces from icy streets and sidewalks, it is much safer to stay home. In the past two days, the hospitals have treated at least six fractured wrists, multiple sprains, twisted knees, ankles and backs, numerous lacerations, two broken pelvises and one concussion - all a result of falling on icy walks. Ambulance officials urge pedestrians to wear rubber (not leather) soled boots when venturing out in this type of weather. "It may save people a lot of discomfort and bother." Meanwhile, the weatherman may resort to flipping a coin to predict the weather. Wednesday, if nothing else, was novel in its unpredictability. At 8 a.m. Wednesday the thermometer read 39 degrees above zero, at 10 a.m. 16 above zero, tapering off through the day, only to spring back up from 14 above at 9 p.m. to 41 above at 10 p.m. Who could blame the weathermen for pulling their hair? The culprit Is a yoyo high pressure system building over the B.C., Washington border. It seems the front cannot make up its mind if its wants to go north or south, so it does a little bit of both and typical southern Alberta winter weather is the result. However, even if the Chinook conditions are not exactly everybody's cup of tea, they are probably better than the sub-zero variety southern Al-bertans have tasted this year. The Chinook should stay for at least two days, with the characteristic west winds gusting to 50 m.p.h. High temperatures today and Friday should be near 45 above, dropping to about 25 overnight. The record high and low temperatures for Jan. 28 are 56 above set in 1940, and 45 below set in 1929. In the meantime, residents and motorists in central Alberta and B.C. are digging themselves out from under heavy snowfalls of the past few days. The Rogers Pass section of the Trans-Canada highway near Kamloops was closed Wednesday by a 17-inch snowfall which resulted in potential snowslides. The forecast says the snow will let up, only to be replaced by below zero temperatures. No effect felt here by stoppage A work stoppage by 175 Vancouver area locomotive engineers has had no effect on local CP Rail operations, according to a Lethbridge spokesman for the rail company. He added that any problems encountered in Vancouver regarding grain deliveries would probably be very localized and would be restricted to switching within the rail yards. The work stoppage interrupted freight service in the Vancouver area, including grain deliveries. Employed by both Canadian National Railways and CP Rail, the engineers booked off work Wednesday to protest protracted contract talks in Montreal. CN and CP said the men booked off sick but a spokesman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers said its members were attending a 24-hour meeting. RE-ELECTED - Gerry Litchfield was returned as president of the Lethbridge and District Labor Council at the association's annual meeting Wednesday. Other positions on the executive filled were: Tom Donaldson, vice-president; Grant Jackson, secretary-treasurer; and three executive members, Wayne Kroeker, Dave Winters and Pat Patterson. Bill Turner was elected sergeant-al-arms. The position of assistant secretary was not filled and will be dealt with at the February meeting. HCUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower level MEDICAL DENTAL ILDO. PHONE 327-2M2 Send Her a Love Bundle on VALENTINE'S DAY 'J-racli f c s FLOWER SHOP 322 6th Street South Phone 327-5747 THE ROY CLINIC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF DR. 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