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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW? WEU DELIVER YOUR TICKET! ANYWHERE >N THI CITY For Information and booking! call ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CINTRI VILLAGE MALL PHONE 321-1201 The Lethbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, January 31, 1972 PAGES 11 TO 20 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BtDS. 740 4lh AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALIERTA SK US FOR AIL YOUR OFTICAl NEEDS GARDEN AT REST The Japanese garden in tethbridge i; nestled serenely in the cold bosom of winter, apparently in no hurry for the summer crowds. The garden is one of ine city7; most beautiful areas and is also a prime tourist attraction. Several thousand visitors view the garden's summer beauty every year. School system and economy aid trucking By RIC SWFHART Staff Writer Canada's education system and a viable economy are wha makes tte nation's warehous ing and long distance trucking industry go. Chuck Martin, general man sger find executive vice-presi dent of United Van Lines Ltd. said 70 per cent of the Cana dian moving industry's busi ness is done in a four-month pe- riod. He said in an interview tha Hie majority of the business is done when school is coming out and when school is going in. He said if.wilh the semester system, -the school year was al tared so that the students at- tended during the summer months it would be a boon to UK trucking industry. This would make three peak periods for the trucking indus- try instead of two, said Mr. Martin. He predicted if this is done the costs of trucking fur- niture and families would go down. He said Alberta is a very good transportation province. It has an active economy with the oil and gas industry, and military and provincial and federal government agen- cies which add to the trans- portation industry. United Van Lines, Canada's second-largest trucking firm, handled 85 million pounds of furniture 'ast year for a fee based on mileage charges of million. Mr. Martin said the average distance hauled was miles and the average toad weight pounds. He said long distance moving is ore of the most expensive ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5lh St. S. Phont 328.4095 forms of transportation, mainly because of the preparation for Khe move and the large amount of labor involved. He said 52 per cent of any move is labor the physical carrying of furniture. A major reason for the high cost is the seasonal nature cf the work also, be said. Much of the year the high-cost equip- ment can't be used. Equipment needed for mov- ing furniture is expensive, with worth in the back of each truck. United is a unique firm, he said. The parent company doesn't own one vehicle. All trucks are owned by agents or private individuals who are share-holders in the company. Mr. Martin said the trucking industry in Canada is good. He said it has benefits that other forms of transportation don't have. The main advantage to usin trucks Is that customers gel door-to-door service. He1 said other methods are tied to specific locations and in v o 1 v e additional handling wMch is not necessary whe: using trucks. Downtown development council topic A report from the Oldman River Regional Planning Cora mission recommending the pre- paration of a comprehensive development scheme for the downtown area west of 5th St between 1st and 6th Ave. S will be a prime topic of discus sion at the city council meet ing tonight. Under a development scheme for urban renewal, counci Local woman elected Tory vice-president .EDMONTON Eva Mac- Lean of was elect- ed vice-president among a new slate of offkers of the Women's Progressive Conservative Asso- ciation of Alberta. Also elected at the party's annual convention Saturday were: Lillian Knujn of High liver, president; Louise Mc- Clelland of High River, secre- ary; S. W. Olsen ot Calgary, reasurer and Ann Sturrock ol Calgary and Freda Hanson of Strsihraore, vice-presidents. Helen Skoryoko of Sherwood 'ark is director for northern Alberta, Martha Beatty of Red Deer is director for the central region and Leonore Dettmer of Drumheller representsthe south. Our Regular 3 Piece Dinner TUESDAY ONLY Colonel Sanders and his boys make it "linger lickin' good would have the authority to ac- quire land for disposition ac- cording to a general plan "without the approval of the proprietary electors." Council would also specify the use for any land within- ths boundaries of the urban re- newal area and could reserve land for future acquisition by the city for such purposes as parks and open space. The report includes several development proposals for the downtown area: high density apartments, government of- fices for various levels of gov- ernment, expansion of the Gait Museum, possibly to include an amphitheatre, a region-orient- ed sports complex, and com- mercial developments such as cinemas, bowling alleys and restaurants to attract people after working hours. A complete physical and so- ciological survey of the area is also suggested in the report to be done before a developmen scheme is adopted. Council is scheduled to mee behind closed doors briefly t consider a matter concernin negotiations for the develop' ment of West Lethbridge. The council negotiating com mittee has been meeting with several large developers re eenOy to establish the groum work for the development of new town concept across th river. For open discussion, counci will consider: establishing an annual fiv per cent cost of living bonus for non-union employee salary increases; appointments to the boxin and wrestling commission. Th commission, dormant for era! years, would sanction pro- fessional matches in the city three letters from loca tennis club members reques ing reconsideration of a iniiiiiiiiiH Census shows we each have neighbors in the city The 1972 census is complete and enumerators have counted people living in Lethbridge. The figure represents an increase of 952, or 2.' per cent over last year. In the 1971 census, people were found to live in the city, an increase of or 3.06 per cent over the previous.year. This year, 125 enumerators conducted the survey which began Jan. 9. The census cost the city Each enumerator received 11 cents per name gathered. The population figure is needed for a basis for various grants the city receives. Warm, beautiful weather will remain here (sort of) It appears the improving weather trend has just about hit its peak. The airport weather office re- ports that the weather we are now experiencing will probably remain with us for several days. 2vP Today, light snow can be ex- pected until late tonight when the skies will clear, allowing the overnight temperature to drop betoiv zero. The high today will be 15 to 20 above while the low tonight will be in the five to 10 below range. Tuesday, the temperature will get up to 25 above under sunny skies. Winds today and tomorrow will be light. expenditure for a tennis club house at the new Henderson Park tennis courts. Counei previously deleted that expen diture from the 1972 budget; a letter from the regional fishery biologist requesting pro- vision for ice fishing on Hen- derson Lake. The 1972 operating budget could also receive final coun- cil approval tonight. The meeting will begin at 8 o'clock and is optfl to the pub- lic. Lemmies presented Two Lemmies were present ed Saturday night at the Leth- bridge Musical Theatre's an nual banquet. Marg McKay, a member of the chorus in "Fiddler on the received the best acting award. She has participated in saven of the theatre's produc- tions. The award presented to the most valuable backstage crew member was received by Mar- Kokatt. She -is responsi- ble for much of the set painting in the last four years'. The Lemmy awards are pre- sented annually to members of he theatre who have "gone above and beyond the call of duty." Candidates must have larticipated in productions for at least three years and may not have taken the lead role during the year of the pre- sentation. Symphony chorus sings tonight The Lethbridge Symphony Chorus presents its second con- cert of the season tonight at :30 in Ihe Yates Memorial Centre. Joseph Haydn's Mass In Time of War is the featured vork of the evening. The cho- rus is backed up by a section f Hie Lclhbridge Symphony )rchestra under the direction of Walter Gocrzen. Tickets can be purchased at he box office prior to the per- ormance. Conservative meet Tax relief for south suggested By GKEG McINTYRE Slalf Writer EDMONTON Tax relief to southern Alberta industries such as meat and vegetable processing plants was proposed by group discmaions at the Al- berta Progressive Conservative annual convention here during the weekend. Premier Peter Loughecd told the conference that this i.ype of "grass roots" thinking will be incorporated into policy illscus- sions during upcoming sessions of the legislature. He said specific projects' can- not be revealed until the gov- ernment's speech from the throne March 2. A group arguing the topic Urbanization and Rural Devel- opment, came to a consensus that secondary industry is need- ed to support the agricultural base of most small Alberta communities. The group felt resources should be used to create jobs locally, rather than be shipped away for manufacture. Participants were the delegates to the Tory Conven- tion, many of them MLAs, fed- eral MPs, university and other academes and members of the government's civil service. The rural development dis- cussion stressed that more ideas and money are needed to create labor-intensive local in- dustry, regardless of where the money comes from. Another group, discussing the topic Alberta Ownership and Management of Her Own Eco- Alberta wants new rail routes to west EDMONTON (Staff) Al- berta Industry Minister Fred Peacock has suggested raw materials from this province be transported via CP Rail to Coutts or Kingsgate then over the Burlington Northern Rail- tray in the United States to the port of Vancouver. Lougheed here Feb. 23 Premier Peter- Lougheed -vill be in Letttbridge Feb. 23 to in- vestigate why the Alberta Pro- gressive Conservative party failed to deliver a single Tory seat south of Calgary in Ihe August, 1971 win. Asked after the party's an- nual convention at Edmonton during the weekend what went wrong, the Premier said: "I don't know what to say about that. We've got some or- ganizational work to do." Jokingly, he added: "It was ;03 degrees above when we went through the south cam- paigning. Maybe people just weren't in the mood to discuss politics." The party's new president, Bob Sewell said in an inter- view earlier that possibly the Tories were better organized in the north. "The desire for a change of jovernment' seemed stronger in the metropolitan areas and particularily in he added. Mr. Sewell, who defeated Roy Weston for the provincial >resident post at a vote during he three-day convention, said he desire (or a change in gov- ernment was strongest in Ed- monton, because at' (lie seat of iovernment the general public s in dose day-to-day contact with government people. The Conservatives won 49 eats in August, Social Credit 25 seats and the New Demo- ratic Party, one. Mr. Peacock suggested the alternate rail route through Lethbridge to avoid tie-ups caused by bad weather in the Eraser Canyon area of B.C. The industry minister also suggested use of the CNR line to Prince George, then down the Pacific Great Eastern rail- line to Vancouver. In a prepared statement, Mr. Peacock said the two alternate routes were suggested in a re- quest to Federal Transport Minister Don Jamieson to use his office to get Alberta raw materials mov'ngfwest. Stockpiles of Alberta sulphur, coal and grain are insufficient to load waiting ships at Van- couver because of rail delivery interruptions due to snow slides in the Fraser Canyon, he said. "Grain shipments to the west coast are several weeks behind. At the moment there are only six million bushels of grain in terminals that have a capacity for 18 he said. "Sulphur stockpiles at Van- couver are down to tons. Two ships are currently in port waiting to be loaded, one with a ton capacity." Only tons of Alberta coal are at the Kaiser Re- sources terminal at Vancouver, he said, while a ship with a cap- pacity of tons is waiting to be loaded. "To fill the holds of this ship alone, 11 unit-trains carrying Alberta coal are needed imme- diately." CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mishonlc HACK DENTAL IAE- Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 nomy, felt (hat the government should discriminate between local and foreign-owned indus- try. The provincial government should provide Albertans with tax incentives to invest in their own province, members o[ this group said. Incentives could be a tax re- bate on investment in Alberta.- based firms or a rebate on capital gains made on Alberta companies. Hog, cattle or vegetable pro- cessing or packaging were sug- gested as the type of industries that could be encouraged by the government. In a group discussion of The Environment in an Economy ot Industrial Development, dele- gates felt that "cost of dam- ages to the environment should be paid by the polluter." Members of the discussion group argued, without coming to any conclusion, about wheth- er the farmer's rural way of life should be protected by gov- ernment regulations. 'Candidate school' for Tories? EDMONTON (Staff) The national Progressive Conserva- tive Party may use the "candi- date school" in the next fed- eral election, a tactic that was successful for the Alberta Tor- ies in their August, 1971 win. National PC president Don Matthews said he will take the idea, suggested by provincial party president Roy Watson, back for discussion in Ottawa. The candidate school was weekend training session teld at Banff before the Alberta election in August. Under the direction of experienced cam- paign organizers, candidates studied the various aspects of getting their message across to the electorate. Mr. Matthews said if the fed- eral Tory party adopted a plan to use the candidate school, U would be implemented in every riding across the country. ORGANS NEW and USED MUSICLAND WE TAKE GRAIN! HUMIDIFIERS AND FURNACE AND REFRIGERATION SERVICE Charlron Hill Ltd. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-3388 SOUTHWEST AUCTION SERVICES 250B 2nd Ave. N. REGULAR TUESDAY SALE POSTPONED We urge you to support the Auctioneers' Charity Auction Our Regular Weekly Salt Will Be Wed., Feb. 2 7 p.m. This Week Only! AN OLD TOOTHBRUSH SHOULD BE REPLACED Brushing your letth with a worn out foolh- brush it not only making It difficult to clean your but can actually be harmful ai well. You do a good job with a bad loothbruth and Ihit will mast often lead to a heavy build up of calcului. At Ihe same time there is a Ser- ious risk of damage to your gums. Ash your denisl to lelect the type ef tooth- brush he wants you to use. He will know who? style and texture will be best for your teeth and gumt. We have a complete dental needs section and carry those brands of toothbrushes matt often, recommended by dentists. Capsules of Wisdom by ROD and GEORGE Our Family Record System personaliiei your Prescription history permanently. No bother when fair forger your numbtr. Blue Crate receipts easily supplied when lost. Deal in one Pharmacy for an Intact reference for doctor's information. A Tourist is a person who travels miles to get a snap shot of himself Handing beside his car. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN GEORGE Haig Medical Bldg. 601 6lh Ave. S. Call 328-0133 RODNEY Ol Slh St. S. Free Delivery Call 327-3364 REMEMBER... "Tax Panel on Canadian Tax Reform SESSION No. 2 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd P.M. ERICKSEN'S COST PHONE 327-1586 for TICKET ORDERS AVAILABLE AMCISTER'S OR UTHBRfDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ;