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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, June 7, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Dateline Alberta Strike vote sought CALGARY Calgary's separate school teachers rejected mediation Thursday and asked the provincial government to conduct a strike vote within the next two weeks. The teachers voted 82 per cent against mediation and 95 per cent in favor of conducting a strike vote, said Bob Bectfard, president of the Alberta Teachers Association, Local 55. About 800 of the teachers of Calgary's separate school system took part in the vote. The teachers, who have been working without a contract since Jan. 1, are seeking salary increases of 12 per cent and a lower pupil teacher ratio. B.C.'s case presented PEACE RIVER (CP) Defence counsel W. A. Stevenson took less than an hour Thursday to present the British Columbia Crown Corporation's defence in an suit brought by the Town of Peace River, which alleges damages because of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam. The town says its water intake system was damaged by low water levels that developed from construction of the dam at Hudson Hope, B.C.. upstream from this town about 200 miles northwest of Edmonton. Mr. Justice J. V. H. Milvain of Alberta Supreme Court heard Mr. Stevenson suggest there is no proof that the dam caused problems in the mouth of the Hart River, where the intake system is located. Discrimination claimed EDMONTON (CP) A 23 year old Edmonton woman claims she was turned down for employment as a laborer with provincial public works department because of her sex, Roy Wilson (SC Calgary Bow) said Thursday. Mr. Wilson raised the matter in the legislature and was told Public Works Minister Winston Backus will investigate. Mr. Wilson said the woman has complained to the Alberta Human Rights Commission. Dr. Backus said he would find out if the woman's ability to do the job was determined before she was rejected. Overpass bid fails ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE (CP) A bid by local residents to force the builders of a private railway to spend about on two overpasses so far has failed. The Alberta highways department and the Canadian Transport Commission have rejected .appeals for the overpasses as unjustified considering the traffic. Harley Holamn, an area storekeeper who heads a citizens' committee seeking the overpasses, says the group is concerned about school buses using two district roads, which will have to cross the tracks. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 64 44 .15 Pincher Creek 58 38 Medicine Hat 69 44 25 Edmonton 64 44 .03 Grande Prairie.. 65 40 Banff........... 55 36 .30 Calgary......... 63 41 .13 Victoria 62 39 Prince George 56 34 .47 Kamloops....... 62 46 .12 Vancouver...... 60 45 Saskatoon....... 66 46 .06 Regina 68 41 Winnipeg 71 47 Toronto......... 7? 62 Ottawa........: 72 55 Montreal 72 60 St. John's....... 52 31 .35 Halifax......... 61 45 Charlottetdwn 53 41 Fredericton..... 70 36 Chicago 76 61 .43 New York...... 86 56 Miami.......... 84 77 .H) Los Angeles ___ 75 62 Denver......... 60 40 .11 Las Vegas...... 96 76 Phoenix 103 71 Honolulu........ 86 72 Mexico City..... 82 61 Athens 79 66 Rome 82 64 Paris........... 63 46 London......... 63 48 Berlin.......... 59 46 Amsterdam.....59 50 Moscow 66 46 Stockholm 57 46 Tokyo.......... 81 57 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat Regions Cloudy today with showers and widely scattered thundershowers. Highs near 60. Saturday: Cloudy periods. Lows 40 to 45. Highs 60 to 65. Calgary Region Mostly cloudy today. A few showers or thundershowers. Highs 55 to 60. Saturday: Sunny. Lows near 40. Highs near 65. Columbia, Kootenay Today, mainly cloudy with a few showers. Saturday, sunny with cloudy periods. Highs both days'55 to 60. Lows tonight 35 to 40. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Cooler with showers or thundershowers and snow over the higher mountains today and tonight decreasing west portio'n Saturday. Highs today 50s and lows 60s. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Saturday mostly 50s. West of Continental Divide Showers or thundershowers today decreasing tonight. Partly cloudy with a warming trend Saturday. Highs today 50s. Lows tonight 35 to 45. Highs Saturday 55 to 65. Edwards Cultivator and Rod Weeder Tit 24 ft. Edwards Cultivator and 15 ft. Edwards Rodweeder available at trie old price! Buy these now and save! GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES CoutU Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Daylight Time 4 opening and closing times Camay 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Mountain closed. Coutts open 24 hours. Del Bonita 8am to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours. Porthill-Rykerts7a.in until 11 p.m.. Wild Horse 7 a m. to 4pm.. RooseviHe 7 a.m. toll p.m. Pass Poor quality beef alarms prices board Heads Legion Robert McChesney of Kirkland Lake, Ont., was elected president of the Royal Canadian Legion at the organizations con- vention in St. John's Nfld. OTTAWA (CP) The food prices review board released a special report on ground beef Thursday, predicting lower prices in the next few months and criticizing two government branches for alleged failure to protect the public. John Morris, a beef specialist'with the board, said retail ground beef prices, which have been easing recently, will continue to drop in the next few months due to decreases in the price of imported boneless beef. Ban imposed on kettles OTTAWA (CP) Regulations banning the advertising or sale of electric kettles that release lead into water in excess of 50 parts per billion went into effect Thursday, the consumer affairs department has announced. At the same time, the department released a list of 85 brands of electric kettles tested by the department's product safety branch. Forty-three kettles were found to release too much lead while 42 were judged safe for human use. Some of the mod- els, under different brand names, were tested more than once. Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray said in a news re- lease the list represents all kettles of recent production known to be manufactured in Canada prior to May It was on that day that the electric kettle industry in- formed the department that the manufacture and distribution of kettles using lead solder had ceased, the minister said. The statement says kettles manufactured after May 17 bear a date stamp to indicate the kettles have no lead solder. Electric kettles are suspected by medical authorities of being associated with high lead levels in two young children undergoing treatment, the statement said. However, "the matter of lead levels in electric kettles does not so far appear to indicate wide-spread ill effects on people generally." Mr. Gray says in the state- ment that manufacturers have already initiated action to remove from retail outlets electric kettles that do not comply with the regulations. Following are the brand names and model numbers of the kettles found to pollute water with more than 50 parts lead per billion: Baycrest EK3038, K5; Beamish 5164; Coronada 5164: Electramatic EK3034; Everbright EK3034; Filtro K68P, K69. K5; Hoover EK3034; Jubilee 10, 11; K- Mart 101: Kenmore EK3038, C969-60870, C969-60812; Lady Brentwood W1973; Edison EK3034B, EK 3043, 5164A; Norseman 5164; Premier K411; Proven 5164; Ro-na 5164; Samson Dominion EK3038. 5164, MK5175Z, EK3043: Sunbeam K2.2, KESP, Kll: Super Electric EK3034, Super 26A. 5164; Viking 5050; Vornado K74; Westinghouse HK90A, HK09A. HK08A, HK10W; Westmaid 5164; Woolco W1973, Zera 1001. The following kettles were judged to be safe for human use: Bradford, no model number, 8101. 8101P. Cana- dian General Electric Ke62A. KE48GW, KE12AS, K49GA. K50F, KE10. ALK52, K43F, KE61, ALK51; Citation 89057: Filtro K67; Lifelong 89151, 89152; Proctor Silex 89052, 89053, 89054, 89058, 89055: Ron- son 70003, Silex 89251; Sunbeam KE2SD, Toastess 730, Caprice: Viking 89056, 89059. VK10. VK20; Westinghouse HK12A HK12G, HK15A. HK15G, HK15T. HK20. HK22W, HK22c; Zenith, no model number. And the board's report said it is "alarming" that so few tests have been done to ensure that consumers are protected against health hazards and economic fraud. The report says that between January, 1972, and December, 1973, only 105 tests for bacterial count were done by the health protection branch, whereas review board investigators show poor quality beef in some stores, particularly in outlying areas. Tests for economic fraud between March, 1972, and March, 1974, by the consumer affairs department showed unsatisfactory results for ground beef and sausages of between 20 and 33 per cent for samples. SETS PRICE Mr. Morris said at a news conference that the imported beef, from Australia and New Zealand, makes up only 10 per cent of the content of ground beef but sets the retail price of ground beef to the consumer. Recently, he said, imported boneless beef prices have dropped to about 63 cents a pound from 72. Hamburger prices at Ottawa supermarkets now are about 89 cents, a decrease from recent prices of nearly a pound. In a couple of months, he added, the price could drop to 75 cents with prices at 69 cents for features. Ground chuck, which has less fat than hamburger, usually sells for 10 cents more a pound and ground round is another 10 cents more expensive. Beryl Plumptre, chairman of the review board, warned however that a contract dispute in the packing industry could throw the predictions off kilter. A lockout of employees now is in effect in Alberta and there is a chance it could spread to other provinces. CUT FAT CONTENT More than two-thirds 01 tne ground beef mixtures comes from trimmings from beef carcases and producers add the low-fat imported beef to cut down fat contents below the 30 per cent maximum by government regulation. The report calls for labelling of ground beef on supermarket shelves so consumers can check fat contents. The board calls for government regulation to en- sure the labelling. The report says surveys by board investigators reveal poor quality beef in some stores, particularly in outlying areas. Cracks showing in NDP solidarity wall Special to the Herald VICTORIA On a campaign swing through B.C. last week. NDP Leader David Lewis publicly confirmed the privately held fears of many party members: Growing disenchantment with Dave Barrett's government could jeopardize federal NDP candidates in this province. In effect. Lewis sought to disassociate the federal party from its B.C. branch plant. "In this federal election." he told a Vancouver interviewer, "whatever complaints people might have about what's happening in this province ought not to blind them to programs we propose for the country." Such a statement coining from the leader of any of the federal party leaders could be considered unusual, but doubly so in this case. The NDP has. over the years, successfully created the impression of absolute solidarity Municipally, provmciaUy or federally, an NDP was an NDP the election of the Sohreyer government in Manitoba in 1969 produced unabashed ecstasy among the NDP in Ottawa. The election Iwo years later of Allan Blakeney evoked similar out- pourings of familial pnde. Now, one member of 1he family looks like a liability and the solidarity is beginning lo fade The so-called old-line parties, the Liberals and -Conservatives, can empathize with IxWis in his problem But sympathy will be hard lo find The NDP dilemma vis-a-vis B.C. might be regarded as the coming of age of the party. The NDP is no longer the party unencumbered by a past. With three governments in the west, it is a tested product. The suggestion, implicit in Lewis's statement, that the NDP in B.C. is suffering a bout of declining popularity, was not conjecture. Only last weekend, an NDP MLA from the northern riding of Omineca made public the- results of an opinion poll he had conducted in his nding. It showed, he said, that 66 per cent of his constituents are op- posed to "everything we have done." The only surprising aspect of the survey was that the government backbencher was audacious enough to make it public. Other NDP supporters from the rural areas of the provinces have detected similar rumblings The major causes of the current disenchantment are the freeze on agricultural land, a contentious mining bill now before the legislature and the operations of the new government automobile insurance corporation Some of the incumbent NDP MPs from the province are talking openly about fears 1hit 1hc> will reap the harvest of Ihc Barret t-rreated malronlent Among those with the greatest cause for concern are the Frascr Valley's Mark Rose. Harry Olaussen in Coast-Chilcotin and Frank Howard in 1he northern rural riding of Skeena In the last Parliament. 31 of the NDP's 31 members were from B.C. Three of the in- cumbents are retiring and there are indications that the NDP may have difficulty retaining at least two of these seats. Two of the voluntary- retirees. Vancouver's Grace Maclnnis and Barry Mather, owed their success, in large part, to personal popularity that may be non-transferable along party lines. The third. Vancouver Island's Tom Barnett has always had a difficult fight. Dave Barrett, as everyone who has encountered him well knows, is not the shy. retiring type. And he clearly does not intend to be a mere observer of this campaign. He will be travelling to both Ontario and Quebec on behalf of the party. Whether he will participate actively in B.C. is nol yet known, but participation is guaranteed. The obvious question that now must be put is this: If the NDP loses voles, who will be 1hc beneficiary'' The answer is, both the Liberals and Conservatives, depending upon the riding. In Coasl-ChilcoliTi. for ex- ample, the Conservative is Given the inside track to unseal Ihc NDP incumbent, bul in Vancouver-.Kmgsway it roiild be the Liberal, a popular woman 11 is because of the implica- tions for ihe NDP that this campaign is being regarded with keen interest by the other parties SATURDAY SUPER SAVERS Merchandise on Sale Friday to p.m.and all day Saturday a.m. to p.m. Limited Quantities. LANCER GAS LAWN MOWER blade -3V2 HP engine wheel height. Each LADIES' JAMAICA SHORTS izesS.M.L., PAIR -Sizes S. -Sizes 38-46, PAIR 46 5.46 100% POLYESTER RACHEL KNITS 60" wide. YARD 1 96 HOSTESS J% A POTATO CHIPS 2rl Twin nack. asoorted Twin pack, assorted flavors INFANTS' JACKETS Assorted styles 18-24 months. EACH......... 1 96 DEMI PLAYTEX BRAS 2 Sizes 32A-38B White or Beige. 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EACH 6 96 COLEMAN COOLER CHEST 24 40 ql capacity EACH 88 ZELLERS COUNTY FAIR Located in Zellers Shopping Centre, on Mayor Magrath Drive. Open Daily a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to 9 p.m. Telephone 328-8171. ;