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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta iHELETHBRIDGtHERALD-Saturday.JuneS, 1974 City Scene Philatelic unit open Monday The Lethbridge Post Office philatelic unit will open unofficially Monday on a part-time basis until the official opening next month. Local coin and stamp collectors will be able to purchase most of the items offered but a post office spokesman said some stamps and coins aren't in yet. The spokesman said all services should be available by July 8. the official opening of the unit. Collectors items range from commemorative and definitive stamps, plate and inscription blocks to stamped stationary. Canada cards, souvenir cards and mint coin items. He said the new unit will be supplying stamps up to 12 months old but if a certain item is sold out the collector will have to go tu a dealer. Graduation report from Logan Three students from Southern Alberta are among candidates for degrees at the 81st annual commencement at Utah State University. Logan. Utah. Candidates for bachelor's degrees include: Julee A. Smith, of Cardston. education; Heber Brent Harker. of Hillspring. humanities, arts and social sciences and Marilyn Kay Price, of Taber, education. 20 homes planned for show The Lethbridge Housing Association is fully in favor of a national house warranty system, it was announced at the association's meeting this week. The plan, which is expected to be in effect January 1975, is designed to protect owners against major structural defects in homes they buy. Members of the association were also told plans for the 1974 home show is well underway. About 20 homes now under construction are scheduled to be displayed this fall. Mike Neville, chairman of Homes 74. said this year's theme will be SI million worth of homes as the show will be three times the size of past years. Mr. Neville said the homes will be displayed in West Lethbridge on Laval Boulevard and at 14th Street and 24 Avenue North. East Slope address set A social scientist with the United States Forest Service will speak Wednesday in Calgary on the recreational use of wilderness on -Alberta's East Slope. George Stankey will address the Calearv chapter of the Alberta Wilderness Association at its annual meeting, to be held in the Shaganappi Tri-Service complex auditorium. 3415 8th Ave. S.W., beginning at 8 p.m. Strikes leave firms short of truck, tractor tires By MICHAEL ROGERS Heiaiii Staff Writer Major tire shops in Lethbridge are reporting shortages of truck and tractor tires and if eastern tire plants continue to strike into the summer months, there could be a shortage of automobile winter tires this fall. Gary Kirk, secretary-treasurer for Kirk's Tire Sales, said truck tires are a major part of the firm's business and has had a shortage of large truck tires and all tractor tires for some time. "It's terrible. We're not out looking for business because we have back orders from February and March that we haven't been able to supply with truck Mr. Kirk said. He told The Herald he has tried to get truck tires from the. United States but has run into problems because there is a shortage of truck tires there. "We're even getting calls from officials of other rubber companies in Calgary and Vancouver wanting to buy truck tires from Mr. Kirk said. He said his shop doesn't have any problem with passenger car tires yet. although it is low on some of the odd size car tires. Another tire shop manager. Richard Blasco, of Elrich Tires, said production of winter automobile tires begins in June and July and if employees at the Firestone plant in Hamilton, Ont.. and the Goodyear plant in Toronto continue to strike there could be trouble. "The important thing is the shortage of tractor tires which really hurts here. There are a lot of fanners suffering because of the Mr. Blasco said. He said his company has to buy tractor tires from the United States for close to the Canadian retail price. As a result, farmers are forced to pay high prices. "We've'got no choice and neither do the farmers if they need said Mr. Blasco. Brian Roeloffs, manager of North Lethbridge Mo-Tires Ltd., claimed the trouble is an industry shortage before the Strikes began. "We're still getting tractor tires from the Goodyear plant in Medicine Hat, but only certain sizes." he said. Al Janzen. manager of Great West Tires, said his shop still has a good supply of automobile tires but is completely out of truck and rear tractor tires. The Goodyear plant in Medicine Hat reports it is running at maximum production and has been working overtime to produce tractor tires for the last two years. But plant manager R. D. Skidmore, said the plant makes a range of only certain sizes of rear wheel tractor tires and some front tires. The plant's main production is autmobile tires. The district manager for Firestone tires in Calgary said the shortage can't be blamed only to labor problems. "The consumer demand this year is very great. Farmers are spending more money to maintain their said Arnie Shea. He said the shortage of petroleum products has contributed to the problem because the tire industry uses petroleum by-products for tire production. Head over heels in fun PHIL ILLINGWORTH photo School's out and Daria Stewart, left, and sister Wanda of 624 31 St. S., along with Karen Manson of 2905 Parkside Drive found a novel way to express their exuberance at Henderson Lake Park Friday. Student numbers down Grit SBVS Hlirlburt Thp nrimhpr nf hofr.'-o a infnrmatinn The number of students attending public and separate schools in Alberta decreased by 3.135 during the 1972-73 school year from the year For Father's Bay Soiaray Lather-up Hot Lather Dispenser Dispenses hot moist shave cream for smooth com'fortable shaves- Ready light signal. Thermostatically controlled. Uses any standard 6 or 11 oz. can. Priced 4l A98 at 19 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN before, a new information brochure on education in the province states. The brochure is being distributed to school trustees, teachers, educators and the public by the department of education in an effort to inform them of the facts and figures on education. The- average cost of providing a year of education to a student jumped by last year to S950. the brochure indicates. waging 6hate campaign' GUARANTEED SERVICE To SONY. LLOYDS. PIONEER, UCRE5CO, and Rica! other makes of ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 Technicians to Serve You ANGLO STEREO PHOTO SERVICE DEPT. 419 5th Street South Phone 328-0575 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 -9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOB YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Thank You (24 Hour Service II i t v FHEE CUSTOMER PASSING Ernie Patterson, Liberal candidate for Crowfoot, charged today that Ken Hurlburt. Lethbridge Conservative MP in the last House, is starting a "hate campaign" against voters in Quebec. Mr. Patterson was reacting to a comment he said was made by Mr. Hurlburt in a television debate broadcast Friday night. He said the former MP claimed the Liberal party is lifting the ban on American cattle treated with the gro-.vih hormone DBS to placate voters in Quebec. Canadian cattlemen had requested restrictions on the import of U.S. cattle to drive up the price they are paid for slaughter animals. Mr. Patterson said he is trying to contact Agriculture Minister Eugene Wnelan to find out exactly what the situation is. There has been no official word the ban is being lifted. Mr. Patterson said. He said the suggestion made by Mr. Hurlburt that the Liberals would change policies to satisfy Quebec voters is the start of a "hate campaign" against French Canada bv the Tories. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS USED WATER HHATHH3 3'3D In Fhons RESIDENTIAL REPLACEMENT FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-8565 E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHBRID6E DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOC. The Liberal party is strong in Quebec and doesn't have to modify policy to win seats there, he said. Faculty chairmen appointed The appointment of eight iaculty members as chairmen of their respective departments within the faculty of arts and science recently approved by the University of Lethbridge board of governors- Appointed to two years additional service as chairmen were Charles Crane, art department, and E. R. V. Milton, physics department. Designated to serve three- year terms as departmental chairmen were K. W. J. Parry anthropology: Job Kuijt. biological sciences; E. E Miller, geography: L. G. Hove, mathematics. J. A. Long, political science, and G. A. Mann, sociology. In all but four departments, incumbent chairmen were re- appointed for a second term. Outgoing chairmen are P. J. Letkemann. sociology: Akira Ichikawa. political science, and D C. Ferguson. Perfect hand It took 10 years of play, but George Hurst of 924 7th St. N. found himself with a perfect 29 cribbage hand Friday. With it, he easily vanquished ii Vein Koop. Judge advises accused to find kitten-sitter An Edmonton man who told court Friday he had to get back home to look after four kittens he left with a friend was remanded in custody until Wednesday. Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson told Kevin Sisk that was the most original excuse he had heard but he would have to get some kitten-sitters because there was an outstanding warrant on him for not paying a jaywalking ticket. Sisk was charged in Lethbridge Thursday after a man left a city restaurant without paying his bill. Sisk told the court he had arranged for a friend to look after the kittens only until today and he had to get back to take care of them. 8 from city to attend C of C annual meeting Members of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce heading for the annual meeting of the Alberta chamber in Red Deer Sunday will take with them 18 recommendations they hope to have adopted in the Alberta chamber's policy book. Chamber manager Mike Sutherland said Friday, he and seven other, city chamber members will be going to the meeting and presenting the recommendations- The major one will be on rail line abandonment. This comprehensive Hearing set The preliminary hearing for is Lethbridge snar. charged .riih the possession of mnrijuana for the purposs of trafficking v.-as set in provincial court Friday for -July 19. Pat William Linggard. 21. of 2.58A 13th St. N., was charged April 9 resolution should stimulate much discussion as many of the chambers represented will be from small towns 'affected by rail abandonment, he said. Recommendations included in the policy book will be presented to the provincial cabinet in September. The annual meeting, which ends Tuesday, will feature speakers. Robert Andras. federal minister of manpower and immigration; Fred Peacock, provincial minister of industry and commerce, and Paul Quimet, second vice- president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. A Sunday panel discussion will focus on government assistance available to small businesses. MIKE For Pair 371 -7th Street South FOR SALE BY OWNER A ADVANCE Glass Aluminum Co. 231 12th St.'B North Phone 327-1581 This beautiful 3 bedroom oack end split has a 500. mortgage at For only down you can own Jhis home on ihe green strip in Agnes Davidson Area. With P.I. S251.00, side drive, enclosed patio, beautiful landscaped corner lot. Family room, cold room and work snop in basement. For appointment to view 12 crisp tried chicken 4 Com 4 Oinnei f rencti or Sweet and Sour Sauce DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR FOR ONLY .95 JUST CALL 327-0240 or 327-2297 4 LOTUS INN Across from the CPR Depot Residents will receive rebate on power bills City residents will get a seven per cent rebate on their electrical bills starting with the June 12 billing cycle. The rebate is an income tax rebate to Calgary Power Ltd. which the utility company must pass on to its customers under provincial regulations. According to city finance officials, the city's share of the rebate has been accumulating over the past two to three years and has been claimed by the city. As a result of this accumulation, the seven per cent return will show up on the electric portion of city residents' bills for the next nine to 10 months. After that it will likely be lower if it is continued. The city's rebate passed on from Calgary Power is actually at 11 per cent, but because the city purchases only a portion of its electric power from Calgary Power, the return to individual consumers averages out to the seven per cent figure. A resident with a two-month electrical bill of could expect a reduction at that rate. Residents get their utility bills every two months, but different areas of the city are billed at different times. Socreds name Speirs in west riding A Red Deer veterinarian will contest the Rocky- Mountain riding for the Social Credit party. Dr. Cecil J. Speirs. who is president of the Red Deer federal Social Credit constituency, announced his candidacy today. All four parties have now- named candidates in the riding. The others are PC incumbent Joe-Clark. Liberal Arthur Yates and Robert Wrigley for the NDP. Director A former employee of the Los Angeles school district .has been named executive director of the Rehabilitation Society of Southwestern Alberta. John Henderson, who handled job placement and job development for disadvantaged adults in Los Angeles, was named Friday as the new society director. Mr. Henderson, born in Windsor, Ont., has degrees in psychology and sociology from a university in Detroit. CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL ILM. Lower PHONE 327-2122 Now is the time to consider AIR CONDITIONING from your 'Air Conditioning Centre of the South' CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 2nd Avs. South Phone 328-3388 MOVING? CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES 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. School Division Mo- 65 operates 3d ftt-l-.oo'j. Nunlrtetn Alberts Hie o'gai-iizalHjr w'lh education WO 11600 1S3iO Interviews will be Held at the University 01 L-eihbndcje. Placement office on June I31h and 1W Arrange lot an apoomi- ment by -conlactmc] the Una-p'Tsil-v Teacnor Fl.-jc-rmr'nt Dtlice. tihoric 329-2259 and -bring documents to Int.- '-iift.-.rwv FC'i Ijrlr-fi' iniDnnalifXi W A. Adams Superintendent o1 Schools Northland School Division No. 61 P.O. Box 1440 Peace River. Alberta TOH 2XO or phone Peace River 624-2060 Edmonton 487-4361 if unable to atlend interviews as indicated above. ;