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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HOLIDAY IN EUROPE advantage o( the Spacial Youth Farel now In effect Only return Only return For Travel between June 20th and July 25th add on For information and reiervatiom contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184___________ The Lcthlnndcjc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, July 10, 1971 PAGES 13 TO 24 It'i o GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITI (Special Pricei on Bulk Ordert) ERICKSEN'S 202] 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 Bids on ice centre 10 per cent 'over' When lenders were opened for the Henderson Ice Centre Friday, the lowest bid of 202 by Parkins Construction LW. of Edmonton was nearly 10 per cent higher than the cost anticipated by the city. The Cambrian Group, con- sulting engineers handling the project for the city, had esti- mated the total cost would be about some less than the Parkins bid. Aid. Vaughan Hemhroff sug- gested ciiy council may re- vise the project to attempt to reduce costs somewhat when the tender conies before coun- cil Monday. Two other firms, one from Lethbridge, submitted bids only slightly higher than the Parkins bid. Boychuk Con- struction Ltd. of Saskatchewan submitted the second lowest tender, while Glen Little Construction Ltd. of Lethbridge was only high- er at Kenwood Engineering Con- struction Ltd. and Bird Con- struction Co. Ltd., both of Lethbridge, submitted identi- cal tenders of Rendek Construction Ltd. of Edmonton submitted the highest bid Mayor Andy Anderson said he expects construction will begin almost immediately if council approves the tender Monday. The project is to be completed by the end of Oc- tober, he said. Nearly all of the sub-con- tract work, including plumb- ing, electrical work, painting and pre-cast concrete work, will be done by local firms. Only one outside sub-contrac- tor will be hired for a small amount of specialized work. City's charter business shows increase in trips John Frouws, city transit system superintendent, says charter business has increased noticeably since the depart- ment began looking for charter trips a month ago. The July financial statement will probably show a definite increase in revenue, he said. No figures are available right now. This week's Agricultural In- stitute of Canada convention in Lethbridge has resulted in trips by city buses to Water- ton and Fort Macleod. Three buses took teen-aged members of delegates' families to Water- ton; four busloads of younger children went to Fort Macleod. Another five buses took 300 Hell Know What to Do! HUGH OLSON PLUMBING HEATING SERVICE Phone 327-7689 wives on a city tour Wednes- day. The transit system up until this spring had not been allow- ed by city council to advertise charter trips, in order to avoid possible unfair competition with private carriers. The policy was changed to try to cut down the transit deficit. No permits over There were no building per- mits in excess of issued at city hall in the week ending July 9. A building department spokesman described it as the second consecutive slow week. Mnglo Distributors Stereo Photographic Centre 419 5th Street South Phone 328-6922 To all visitors in our area May we suggest a walk in our Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden UTHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE UNITED J STAN WORBOYS, President Lower Level Seventh Street Shopping Mall P.O. Box 938, Lethbridge Phone 328-7411 if You Ask Me by MYRON JOHNSON The West is ready to revolt, says an article in a recent Maclean's Magazine. According to the article, western Cana- dians are fed up with federal governments and federal pol- icies unresponsive to the needs of the West so fed up, in fact, that western separatism could become a real threat to Canadian unity before long. The article is of particular interest to Albertans because it was excerpted from a book, The Unfinished Revolt, by John Barr, executive assistant to Alberta's education minis- ter, and Owen Anderson, executive assistant to Premier Strom. Without a doubt, western Canada has legitimate grievances against central Canada, some of which go back as far as the days of Sir John A. Macdonald. Discriminatory freight rates and tariffs which protected eastern industry at the expense of western farmers are only two historical examples. Nevertheless, I find the Barr-Andreson thesis both in- accurate and potentially harmful. I challenge them on two points: 1. That the west is ready to revolt and 2. On what they regard as the source of irritation. First, I think they are wrong about the extent of "aliena- tion" and separatist sentiment in the west. There always has been, and still is, some discontent, but few western Cana- dians would seriously consider .separating from the rest of Canada. What I find most disturbing about the article, however, is that it is thoroughly reactionary, as are all of the western separatist movements which have sprung up in re- cent years. (This was not the case with western protest movements in years past the Progressives and United Fanners movements, for instance, were basically progres- sive The Barr Anderson complaint is attempt to channel feelings of western discontent into support for right wing and negative policies. To give some specific examples, the authors charge that proposals to end the tax advantages to oil and mining com- panies are an unfair tax blow at these industries. In reality, the recommendations of the Carter commission in this re- gard are eminently justified and long overdue. Barr and An- derson say this is discrimination against the west their real complaint is that right wing economic policies are being threatened. Similarly, rising nationalism and the pathetically half- hearted attempts of the Liberal government to control Ameri- can domination of the Canadian economy are called a threat to the west another right-wing ruse. If nationalism is a threat to the business community, it is surely more of a threat to highly industrialized Ontario than to the west. The issue is cue of business vs. people, not east vs. west. Equally disturbing, and equally reactionary, is the ors' opposition to federal policies to reduce regional dispar- ities in Canada. Taking a little money from the richer prov- inces and distributing it to the poorer provinces is not an evil federal policy designed to discriminate against the west- it is a sensible method of redistributing some of the nation's wealth. If Mr. Anderson and Mr. Barr want to promote right- wing policies, they are free to do so. But they should stop clouding their true interests with the phony issue of western separatism. Speed zones at Standoff Speed zones on Highway 2 at Standoff, in effect for the first time this weekend, should be permanent, according to offi- cials of the Blood Indian band. The provincial government acceded to requests that through traffic be slowed down during the busy festivities this weekend, but the signs will come down early next week. With more people living, working and playing in that SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 MOVING? CALL AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES area there is heavy pedestrian traffic across the highway, the Indian officials say, and they are petitioning the government to make the slow-zone perma- nent. CAVEMAN PAINTING If a caveman can't find a rock wall to paint on, a human shoulder may do just as well for a substitute. This prehistoric group was discovered recently performing their artwork at nearby Park Lake. Actually, it's a group of youngsters involved in the Leth- bridge Community Summer Program at a "rock carnival" the flintstone, not the musical, kind of rock at Park Lake. Gwen Manner paints Gordon McMahon whlta Robert Montgomery and Doug Bogdan watch and wonder. OUR OSCAR "Must be some elections coming up. With 'both the prime minister and Ihe prem- ier here at the same time, must be some kind of histor- ical occasion for Lethbridge." WANTED EXPERIENCED PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER APPLY ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS 426 6th St. S. RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING and WINDOW COOLERS CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 COMPLETE AIR CONDITIONING FEDOR'S REFRIGERATION Ph. 327-5816 C A Sheet Metal Ph. 328-5973 DRIVER EDUCATION As a teenager are you concerned about the high price you pay for automobile insurance? You could qualify for a 15% discount until age 25 years if you complete an approved Driver Educa- tion Course plus a Credit of one-year accident free driving. For details of course in your area enquire now without obligation. Courts also available for adults. Write or phone the m ALBERTA MOTOR ASSOCIATION 903 3rd Avenue S. Phone 328-1771 LCC board appointments City alderman Jim Anderson has been appointed to the board of the Lethbridge Community College for a three-year term by the provincial cabinet. Aid. Anderson will join R. D. Livingstone of Lethbridge, who was reappointed to the board for a three-year term. The cabinet also approved the appointment of Jean Boon ClAIRE ROSEMARY JACOBSON Completing four years of study at She University of Alberta in Edmonton, Miss Claire Rosemary jacobson was recently awarded her B. of Music Degree, major- ing in voice. Miss Jacobson has accepted a position at the University of Alberta in the Department of Surgery, where she will assist with research work, mainly in the field of biochemistry. A graduate of the former St. Joseph's High School, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor G. Jacobson of the city. of Lethbridge, as board repre- sentative of the student body, for a one-year term. The appointments were ef- fective July 1, 1971. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mtchanlc BLACK DENTAL LAB iower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. PHONE 327-2822 STUDENT OPERATIONS For the Best and Cheapest YARD MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPING PAINTING WINDOW WASHING You Name It We Do It FOR FREE ESTIMATES CALL 327-5205 PHONE 'N' EAT 0 Tantalizing Chinese Food Lotus Sunshine Fried Chicken Delivered la your door steaming hot No Delivery Charge for Orders over JUST CALL T I I C Acra" 327-0240 OR I I I I I I From The 327-2297 L W I U J CPR Open Weekdays 7 a.m. 2 a.m. Sundays 11 a.m. 9 p.m. We Have THE NEW POLAROID BIG SHOT COLOR PORTRAIT CAMERA and the NEW POLAROID SUPER COLOR PACK ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS STEREO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE 419 5th St. S. Phone 328-6922 Something's Happening to Photography! It's a response to the times we live In. The world calls us to be witness as only can. To bring before people the reality of nature and the outrages against it; lo make people feel and the hurt of the heart) to open eyes before it's too late; and in- volve people with one another.