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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIOGE June City will try to work Sportsplex deal with Longhorns City briefs Bill Burton Broncos deal approved A nthony Pomahac wants deal for Longhorns The city will continue negotiations with the Lethbridge Longhorns hockey club on a rate for rental of the Sportsplex. city council decided Monday night. The Longhorns had been offered use of the facility for per game but has second choice after the Lethbridge Broncos of the Western Canada Hockey League for game dates and practise time Bob Bartlett. acting city manager, told council the break-even rental for the Sportsplex is about with all services such as parking attendants and usneis included. If a lower rental agreement with the Longhorns, of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, is negotiated, the number of services contracted should be reduced. Mr. Bartlett said. Council made the decision after Anthony Pomahac, a shareholder in the Longhorns club, told the aldermen the contract offered the junior league entry was "urifair." The Broncos will pay the same rental fee, but will have first choice of play dates and practise times. In an interview after the meeting, Dr. Pomahac said the club can't operate under the terms offered. With second choice of game times, the gate receipts "are bound to be lower and the city should compensate the club for he said. AIH Cam Barnes said the Sportsplex should break-even, but that with reduced services, a rental agreement with the Longhorns of less than the might be tried. Council also approved the Sportsplex rental agreement with the Broncos franchise, recently moved from Swift Current. Aid Steve Kotch said the contract enables the city to help cover operating costs of the facility, but that the WCHL club should be happy with the terms agreed to. Playground ahead for coulee area Packers gear down for possible closure Two major Lethbridge packing plants are geared down to face extended closures tonight barring an eleventh hour settlement with employees. Swift Canadian's plant shut down Friday in what employees called a lockout Picketers will switch their lockout signs for legal strike Prowler's hair on end A Lethbridge prowler was thwarted and perhaps lost a little hair early today when he discovered crouched under a window. A south side woman grabbed him by the hair. Betty Moriyama, 1051 Henderson Lake Blvd was called to her daughter's room about 1 a.m. today after her daughter heard a noise outside her window. Mrs. Monyama opened the window and noticed a young male with long hair crouched below She asked him what he wanted and when he did not ansvver she grabbed him by the hair. The young man fled Police were called but found no one in the area In another incident, about was taken from a desk drawer at Noble Sales and Monday. Police report the east door of the building was insecure but there was no sign of forcible entry. SUPER SPECIALI 5-YEAR LIGHT BULBS Popular Sizes Mfg. Sugg. Retail PRICE! Call Hardwire 327-5767 DOWNTOWN ones at midnight tonight if their representatives turn down a weekend offer being considered in Edmonton. Canada Packers will lock out its employees if the Swift meat cutters go on strike. Swift s. Canada Packers and Burns Foods have combined forces in negotiating with the Canadian Food and Allied Workers which represents employees in all three chains. Swift's in Lethbridge said its plant was "cleared up" in case the strike goes on. Canada Packers refused comment but it is understood the plant stopped buying Thursday and has managed to deplete its spoilage prone stockpiles considerably Swift's sent out about nine boxcars on Saturday and Monday under police escort to deplete its supplies The boxcars were moved by CPR supervisory personnel. A third large plant in the city, Canadian Dressed Meats, is connected with the Burns chain but not directly- involved in the present dispute so will remain open. A protracted dispute between tne CFAW and Swift's will see all major plants in Alberta and then Canada shut their doors Stan Matkin, vice president of the Swift's unit of Local 740 of the CFAW. said today that western employees were being pitted against those in the East. The latest offer from the companies contained pension provisions to please elder employees in the plants in Winnipeg and farther East. He said the Lethbridge plant has only been established three years and as far as its employees were concerned, the latest offer was worse than the last. "The wrong guy who wants to buy a house gets nothing." he said. The present offer would see employees fall further behind those in other major industries, he claimed. Company spokesmen have maintained silence on the negotiations since a press release in late May. They say they do not want to hinder negotiators by debating in public. Meanwhile. Dick Gray, president of the Alberta Cattle Feeder's Association, said today the impending strike of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers in Alberta will be a final blow to cattle feeders. A price drop is already in effect. Mr. Gray said, and a strike or lockout by the parties concerned will result in over-fat cattle, over-supply and seriously aggravate an already depressed beef market After hearing reports of comments by federal Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan on the labor dispute at packing plants, Mr. Gray said it appears the strike and impending walkout is taking second place to the election campaign. He said the negotiating parties must reach an immediate agrement to save the livelihood of the cattle feeders and cow-calf operators or there will be no cattle CwlHtod Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BIDS. PHONE 327-2122 Northland School Division No. 61 invites applications for Well qualified Elementary, Junior High School, In- dustrial Arts. Home Economics and Special Educa- tion teachers for the school year 1974-5. Northland School Division Alberta and is ihe maicT oraam Indian and Vet-s cv id's" n 16 rooms The 61 30 schools wnh the education o1 ra-igo m sires l'o-n 1 ID Salary Schedjle as S55S5 S 6825 S 7950 S 9350 S 9750 S10250 10525 11 BOO HS'JD 15350 "5350 A1 an locations accornmocisiior! >s avjvabie 31 rate An IsolaVon Bonus Iron S400 'o is. t'S'fl Interviews will be held at the o' Lelhbndos Teacher Placement office on June and 1d1h Arrange for an aopoinl- men! by contaclincj the tJnivetM'v Tcachfr Onone 329-2259 and bring all 10 the m'erview For further information write 10 W A. Adams Superintendent o1 Schools Northland School Division No 61 P O Box 1440 Peace River Alberla TOH 2XO or phone Peace River 624-2060 Edmonton 487-4361 11 unable to attend interviews as indicated above Cyclist hurt A 24-year-old Lethbridge man is being treated in Municipal hospital following a motocycle accident early this morning at 16th Street and 3rd Avenue N. Ron Iwaskiw, 2714 McKillop Place was taken to hospital about 1 a.m. by ambulance with a suspected broken ankle No details of the accident are available. Bankroll saved symphony The Lethbridge Symphony- Association will be investigating ways to raise more operating funds during the coming year, it was decided at its annual meeting Monday. Nora publicity chairman, said today the meeting was told the association spent more money than it earned last year "but we had money in the bank and this is what saved us." The association wants to raise funds to help finance music teachers and workshops for the orchestra. The provincial government has indicated it would help pay for a teacher, she said Also at Monday's meeting the association elected Margaret Nelson to a third term as president First vice- president is Dorothy Beckel second vice-president Gough Arrangements will be made within a year for a playground in the area of Stafford Avenue and 7th Street N., Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff said Monday night. He made his comments after council rejected a request from residents in the area to develop a playground at Stafford Avenue and 7th Street because it is adjacent to the coulees and may be dangerous. However, council voted to clear the lot of debris and fence off the coulees in that area. A letter from Marg Herasemluk, 1219 7th St. N., says many children have been injured playing in the coulees. City council voted Monday to press the Alberta Housing Corporation to pay for a rent subsidy program for 18 senior citizens displaced by downtown redevelopment. The housing corporation has stalled on promises it would adopt a program that would pick up the tab of a month which the city has been paying since December. Council also approved taking from contingencies to continue the rent subsidies until the senior citizens' high rise is completed, but will ask the AHC to refund the entire amount to last December. A budget of including a expenditure for more "plantings" for the Lethbridge and District Japanese Garden Society was approved by city council Monday. The society reports revenues of while employee office and other expenses total The city will pay for pavilion maintenance, fence repair and turf and aggregate replacement at the park. An order authorizing the demolition of a dilapidated building at 308-310 13th St. N. was approved by city council Monday, but it's unlikely it will have to be carried out. Council was told Monday the property has been sold and the new owners say they will tear down the old building. Ramsey Vickers, an accountant with the city, was named acting finance director and city treasurer by city council Monday. The appointment was made on the recommendation of City Manager Allister Findlay, who had retained the finance director post after being appointed city manager last October. Famed journalist here researching book Wilfrid Eggleston, one of Canada's leading journalists, was in Lethbridge last week researching a book on the homestead days in southeastern Alberta where he was raised. His first newspaper work was with The Lethbridge Herald 50 years ago, as summer replacement between terms as a school teacher in the Crowsnest Pass. The late Senator Buchanan, then publisher of The Herald, persuaded him to turn to journalism as a career. He worked for The Toronto Star for several years, including a stint as head of its Ottawa bureau, and was on the staff of the Rowell-Sirois commission just before World War II. He joined the censorship staff on the outbreak of war and was chief press censor at the end of the war. He then served 19 years as dean of journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, and wrote several books then and since his retirement. He has a sister in Lethbridge. Drug researcher gets gov't Quick dry Great for drying clothes, flying sturdy kites but not much else. But there is relief on the way from the stong westerly gusting winds, says the weatherman. The wind peaked at 46 m.p.h. at noon Monday, but bettered that when it hit 48 m.p.h. in Leth- bridge about 9 a.m. today. Pincher Creek was getting the brunt of winds in excess of 70 m.p.h. this morning. The relief should reach Lethbridge by Wednesday after- noon but at the price of cooler, cloudier weather. U of A gives 1 year credit A new admission and transfer policy affecting students transferring from a college to a university is only an interim measure that will be adequate until the problems in transfers are ironed out. the president of the Lethbridge Community College said today. C. D. Stewart said the policy, which guarantees college students wishing to transfer to the University of Alberta in arts or science, at least one year's credit for non- university work, "is not an end result" of meetings Above All In mgrv qteas of Oubl't Me Today Ihete -been 3 rather obvious gUernpi ic covet up defic pr-rson at server by qtea'T ai- to a Orlamly a 'ranqui' antf srtriosphf'f'e in which trends, and yes Cari honor Ihtir 0 w 1h d'Qnity is 9f To funeral But mrr-e are ibe but 0' a qT-iume-ty concerned sl inq J-ot'en crt b'ow oT beTe3veTtieni This is p helping prop's m 'S2' me erf the phrsv (Established 1927 PHONE 327-2802 FUNERAL HOME LTD. between college and university officials. "In a few years time we hope students will get the break they deserve in transferring from one institution in Alberta to he said. Dr Stewart said the policy, which was passed Monday by university officials, will not have too much effect as many colleges and universities have had such programs already Many faculties already accept up to two years" credit from some transferring students. The provincial department of advanced education gave the institutions a deadline of May 31 before settling the issue by establishing a special council to rule on transfers. The five colleges benefiting from the new regulations are Red Deer, Mount Royal College of Calgary, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie and Lethbridge. Other post-secondary institutions may negotiate with the university for transfer of credit but the university retained the right of final approval. A committee will be established to settle disputes between insitutions over transferring students. Henry Anderson, Grande Prairie College president, said the new policy was less than the colleges had sought but was acceptable as a vauable step toward clarification. University of Lethbridge psychologist Mark Sandilands has obtained a research grant from the department of national health and welfare, to conduct drug research over a one-year period. Dr. Sandilands will conduct a questionnaire survey to determine different attitudes and perceptions towards drugs and their uses among various groups within the population. Entitled "Dimensions of Drug his project is funded under the non-medical use of drugs directorate's research on drug abuse program. "If the frame of reference within which persons perceive stimuli (in this instance, drugs) are known, their behaviour toward such substances as alcohol, marijuana or heroin may be better understood and perhaps more readily says Dr. Sandilands. In the RODA-funded study he will survey the attitudes of a broad cross-section of people, including drug users, drug enforcers and drug professionals The questionnaire, to be answered anonymously, consists of two parts one to determine the respondent's level of drug use, the other to determine ideas influencing attitudes towards drugs. Dr. Sandilands estimates results of his survey will be available by June. 1975 Professor to speak on early Mounties A University of Lethbridge professor and local historian will be guest speaker at the CP Rail-sponsored Oldtime Ranchman's Dinner in Calgary July 9. W. J. Cousins, who specializes in the history of the Crowsnest Pass, will speak on newspapers" views of the Mounted Police during the early years of Southern Alberta's development. He will base his remarks on stories about the force, taken from weekly and daily newspapers of the period. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4095 BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BEhtiMAN OpenThuwJiy Ennhig till 9 p.m. PHONE 32KJ372 2716 12th S. FOX DENTURE CUNIC ESI 1922 PHONE 327-tMS E. f. FOX, C.O.M. FOXLETHWHDttDCTTAllAI 2M MEDICAL DENTAL BUM. LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. Commwcial WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 11th South 32S-4333 Thank You MYSTIC SHRINE The Lethbridge Shrine Club Wishes to extend a Hearty "Thanks" to all who helped make the 1974 Shrine Circus such a success the many firms and individuals who sponsored children's tickets and to all those who supported us by attending the circus. ;