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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, January 31, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather Volunteers offer time to keep schools open COLD TEMPERATURES Sy ynopsis A deep and threatening low pressure center loiters only 150 miles west of Van- couver Island this morning. The low should remain off the west coast for at least the next 36 hours and weaken a little in intensity However some moisture will spread into western and southern forecast regions today from the system. A high pressure system in the Mackenzie Valley will cause an easterly flow to dominate most forecast regions today and Saturday. Subsequently western regions will experience light snowflurries whereas Northeastern Alberta will be clear and cold. Forecast Lethbridge, .Medicine Hat Sunny periods this morning with a few fog patches but clouding over by afternoon. Highs today 10 to 15 above. Overnight lows 5 to 10 below. Saturday. Cloudy with intermittent light snow. Highs near 15 above. Calgary Today: Foggy this morning becoming mostly cloudy by mid day. Highs zero to 5 above. Overnight lows around 10 below. Saturday: Cloudy with light snow. Highs near 10 above. Edmonton Today and Saturday: Cloudy with occasional intermittent light snow. Winds easterly 15 to 20 overnight. Highs both days o to 10 above. Overnight lows around 5 below. Hanff Cloudy today and Saturday with light snow. Highs both clays 5 to 10 above. Overnight lows near zero. Columbia, Kooti-nay Cloudy today and Saturday. Occasional snow. Windy at times. Higlis today around 15 above. Lows tonight zero to 5 below. Highs Satur- day 5 to 10 above. MONTANA of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness today through Saturday with scattered snows southeast today and in western mountain sections Saturday Highs both days between 10 and 20. Lows tonight 5 above to 10 below except 10 to 20 below southwest. West of Continental Divide Mostly cloudy today. Scattered snows tonight and Saturday. Highs both days 15 to 25. Lows tonight near zero. Cross-Canada Weather Canadian weather picture today: British Columbia Cloudy with occasional snow or snowflurries. AlbertH Light snow across the western regions. Clear and cold in the northeast. Saskatchewan Sunny and cold in the north. Increasing cloudiness with light snow in the south. Manitoba Sunny and cold. Ontario Sunny and cold in the north. Clearing in the south. Quebec Mainly sunny and cold. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, I'rince Edward Island Sunny with cloudy periods, A few snowflurries. Newfoundland Cloudy with sunny periods and occasional snowflurries. Weather around the World Weather conditions and temperatures around the world between midnight and 3 a.m. local times. Aberdeen 48 fog. Amsterdam 52 cloudy, Ankara 39 cloudy, Antigua 75 rain. CALGARY (CP) A union spokesman said Thursday the Calgary public school board is trying to prolong a strike by its caretakers by using parents to help keep the board's 180 schools open. "It's obvious the school board is trying to create a long said Dave Adams, spokesman for the Canadian Union of Public Employees which represents the 750 caretakers who went on strike Wednesday. Both sides agree that little has changed since the strike began and that no talks are planned for the immediate future. About 100 volunteers have offered time to help keep schools clean and there were no reports of school closures Thursday. An additional problem may be encountered as boilers struggle to keep the schools warm in the sub-zero weather being experienced by Calgary this week. School board chairman John Curran said the boilers "could give us some concern." Mr. Adams said volunteers can expect "strong reactions" from picketing caretakers if they cross picket lines to work in the schools. Public school board security chief John Kushner said "we're taking every precautionary measure within our means "to protect the volunteer caretakers. "I certainly don't like this type of situation. We're not anticipating any problems." The Alberta Teachers Association has agreed to keep school classes operating but the associatijn warned members not to do any jobs normally done by caretakers. The association told members if schools become unsafe due to the lack of janitorial service, the schools should be closed. The main outstanding issues in the dispute are wages and wage differentials for female employees. The board has offered a 19 per cent raise over one year while workers want an across the board per hour or 48 per cent raise over one year. The union is also demanding that female housekeepers be paid the same as male cleaners who do substantially the same work. The housekeepers now are paid 90 cents an hour less than their male Counterparts, says the union. Both sides say they expect a long strike lasting as long as three months. Dateline Alberta Teachers reject offer liDMONTON (CP) More than 400 County of Strathcona teachers have voted by a ma- jority of 96 per cent to reject a 20 per cent wage increase offered by the school board. The teachers, who also decided this week to return to their original proposal of a 32 per cent salary increase, ended a two year contract with the school board Dec. 31. Winnifred Ferguson, chairman of the county school board and the negotiating committee, said she thought the board offer was "fair." MAYOR SYKES Talks reach stalemate to control oil flow EDMONTON (CP) Alberta must continue to use pro-rationing to control oil production, the Energy Resources Conservation Board ruled yesterday. The board held hearings last March on sharing of the de- mand for oil among all producers and was told by oil companies the system should be dropped because demand was strong. Yesterday's ruling said the prospect of National Energy Board controls on exports to the U.S. makes continued pro rationing necessary. Changing supply and de- mand conditions in the U.S. and resistance on the part of American buyers to the Cana- dian export tax "have combin- ed to cause Alberta market nominations again to be below productive capacity. "Under the circumstances there has been a need to allocate production among pools and the pro rationing plan has served this pur- pose "It appears likely that the total markets effectively available to Alberta will re- main below Alberta's produc- Government cool manage] CALGARY ICP> The Calgary Convention Centre Authority Thursday dismissed its general manager, Douglas Goadby, following a morning news conference at which Mr. Goadby called on Mayor Rod Sykes to resign from the centre's governing authority. Mr. Goadby, who has been vored )W live capacity for some time. This situation clearly indicates a need for continuing the pro rationing plan." Meanwhile, Mines Minister Bill Dickie told the legislature Wednesday 1974 was a record year for exploration and development of oil and gas reserves in the province. The total footage drilled in 1974 was 11.9 million, up feet from 1973, although the number of wells drilled declined by 34 to he said. About 35 per cent of the 1974 exploratory wells were considered successful, he r fired general manager of the centre for two years, said he will turn over the official dismissal notice to his lawyer, since his contract with the city does not expire until Jan. 31, 1976. He said he can show "proper management and good budgeting" in contesting the dismissal. During the news conference, Mr. Goadby said the mayor, who is an ex-officio member of the authority, had injected pessimism, reticence and uncertainty into the work of the authority, which controls the operation of the new downtown convention complex. Mr. Goadby said he took action Thursday because an operating agreement to make the centre an independent and incorporated subsidiary of the city has been accepted by city council and is now awaiting the signature of the chairman and vice chairman of the McMURRAY (CP) conflict over allotment of th Talks aimed at moving new homes." Metis families into homes at 1 Chipewyan have reached Metls spokesman Sonn a an Alberta Klctt said last week AH( Housing Corp. (AHC) official "red taPe" was preventin said Thursday Metis families, many of then Cathy Young, Edmonton in shatks. occupy based AHC housing research .tlle ncw homes im assistant, said "we have a brief in the making I SAMR 1 EDMONTON (CP) C QfSVQl J Calgary and Edmonton have ff A P H AS T 1 agreed to form a joint com- 1 3 imttee to prepare a brief for a submission to the provincial 1 I I 1 SP 1 cabinet asking for "some sort f WtttuS fl SWJF k ol revenue sharing" from the m 8nd GRAVEL S Jtovince to municipalities K Construction Co. Ltd. Jf Mayor William Hawrelak 9 PHONE 326-8196 1 sa-vs- HOUSING CORPORATION Moved T@ Its NEW LOCATIOi 51 9-7th Streets. PHONE 329-0618 _ DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic 303 5lh Street South Metcalf Building PHONE lipenhagen 39 rain, Dublin 48 foe, Geneva 36 clear, Hong Kong 61 cloudy, Lis 54 cloudy, London 52 cloudy. Madrid 41 partly cloudy, Malta 55 partly clou Manila 79 cloudy, Moscow 19 cloudy, New Delhi 54 cloudy, Nice 45 clear Oslo snow. Paris 50 cloudy, Peking 16 smoke, Rome 43 clear, Saigon 75 partly clou Seoul 19 clear, Sofia 32 snow. Stockholm 34 cloudy, Sydnev 73 clear, Taipei IS pa ly cloudy. Teheran 30 clear, Tel Aviv 46 clear, Tokyo 36 clear, Tunis 55 clc Vienna clear. Warsaw 32 cloudy. Temperatures Sun sets tonight at rises at on Saturday High Low Regina 5 -15 -18 F C F C Esteviin 5 -15 -14 on dv, 32 iy. n-dr, 28 26 29 26 27 15 26 21 37 -9 21 21 .7 0 5 3 7 3 2 2 2 7 4 7 7 9 j 7 AFL labor plan EDMONTON (CP) The Following presentation o Alberta Federation of Labor the federation's annual brie (AFL) made little progress in to cabinet, Mr. Basken sai trying to convince the provin- the government appears to b cial cabinet to bring civil ser- "nervous" about giving civ vants under the Alberta Labor servants full collectiv Act, says Reg Basken, AFL bargaining rights, president. "They seem to be preoc cupied with the fear of he said in an inter 1 rial set view Civil servants do not VANCOUVER (CP) A have the right to strike. Feb. 26 trial date was set "They were more respon yesterday for two former sive than ever before t British Columbia Lions foot- suggestions to increase th ball players charged with minimum wage to causing a disturbance in a Mr. Basken said he ex public place. peeled an increase in th Garrett Hunsperger and minimum shortly. Bud Magrum are to appear in The government rejecte provincial court in Campbell the AFL suggestion of a crowi River, B.C., to face charges in corporation controlling connection with an incident at resource development in th( a hotel there last May. province, he said. Inquest set for March 3 CALGARY (CP) A cor- about three days, oner's inquest into the two The coroner's office lour gunbattle last Dec. 20 spokesman said all aspects of which left a veteran police the shoot-out will be explored, detective and a gunman dead Detective Boyd Davidson, will open in Calgary March 3, 43, and gunman Phillipe a spokesman for the chief cor- Gagnon were killed in the gun-oner's office in Edmonton battle, which ended after a said Thursday. Canadian Forces armored .Judge Brian Stevenson will personnel carrier smashed preside over the inquest, down the walls of Gagnon's .vhich is expected to last garage hideout. 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United Motors Co. Ltd. "Serving you over a quarter century" Corner 3rd Ave. 3rd St. South Phone CANADA LTD. 3516 24th Ave. S. On The Coults Highway Lethbridge, Alberta ANNOUNCES AN INDOOR TRAILER PARTS ACCESSORY DISPLAY NOW OPEN FROM 8 A.M. TO P.M. DAILY AND SATURDAY 8 A.M. TO NOON LOOK FOR LARGE SAVINGS ON THESE SALE ITEMS Dripory Fabric pir yird 1 00 REPORT as of 8 a.m. today. Highway 3: Fort Maclcod lo Hrith Columbia Boundary Generally bare in riving lanes. Plowed and .sanded. Watch for slippery sections. Trans Canada: Calgary to Banff Mostly hare and dry. Hanff to (Jolctcn -Generally bare with occasional slippery sections. Sanding is being done as re-jiiircd. Golricn to Rogers Pass and Rcvclstokc Six inches ncw snow. Has been plowed and sanded, There are some slippery sections. All other tugiiways, or portions inercot not named above, are reported to be mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. PORTS OF KNTRY Opening and closing times: Carway a.m. to fi .m. Chief Mountain, Closed Coults open 24 hours; Del Ronila 9 a. in, lo 6 p.m. (ingsgaic open 24 hours Porthill Hykerts 7 a.m. lo 2 a.m. Kooseville 7 a.m. to 1 1 .m. (Times: Mountain Upholilory Fiiric pir yird 2.00 to 3.00 Till wch 1 .00 SATURDAY SPECIAL Hydro Flimi ITU HUNT otck 85.00 Cliiomi Findtr KM Mirror iiir 1 5.00 Slickir Trtilor Living JKkt Sit of 4 1 2.00 MORI SAVINGS WHIN YOU UV AT WICKIS PARTS DIPT. are pleased to announce their once a year HYDE PARK MADE-TO- MEASURE SUIT SPECIAL We extend the special opportunity of first choice of fine imported suitings tailored to your measure. Reg. to FEB. 1 to FEB. DOWNTOWN ON 5th STREET SOUTH ;