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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, June 11, 1974 Cardston seed cleaning plant hits one snag after another (Staff) The Cardston Municipal District council has put a lot ol into its seed cleaning plant proposal but it s reaping nothing but bad luck MD sectetary-treasurer Roy Legge told the Mondav "now the problem comes, getting someone to build it Contractors are committed for this year and part ot next 1976 we are in a different price bracket altogether Blair Shaw, regional plant industry supervisor. Alberta department of agriculture Lethbndge. is working with the MD to establish the plant, expected to cost from to Coun Bob Arnold of Del Bonita suggested the MD tr% to get the plant erected by any contractoi vs tiling to do the job Can't a carpenter read a blueprint and build a seed cleaning plant as well as a house''' he asked Mr Legge said installing the equipment takes an experienced man in the seed cleaning field The Cardston MD had two experienced men ior the job but their untimely deaths were further blows to the project Coun said a contractor may be found We ought to give them a try, anuvav he said Mone% raiseJ bv the sale of shares to farmers will be placed in a separate account so interest earned can go to the plant Said Reeve Harold Jensen "I guess that is about as tar as we can go right now Public hearing Thursday Groups fear new plan will alter authority Fears the preliminary regional plan will reduce municipal authority over planning is the main contention of two briefs to be presented Thursday at a public hearing on the plan The hearing, scheduled for 7 p m Thursday in the Kate Andrews lecture theatre at the Lethbndge Community College will hear submissions from at least five groups bnet from the Taber- Barnwell Sugar Beet Growers asks the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission to delay adoption of the plan for at least a year It urges additional study be done to determine the effect of the plan on rural areas The submission complains the plan contains provisions similar to a development control law rejected by the Taber Municipal District after a public protest earlier this year A brief from Frank Rabusic Taber Feeders Ltd also criticizes the plan for eroding municipal autonomy Municipalities should 'be free to adopt or reject the recommendations as they see tit he savs While the Rabusic and beet growers briefs criticize the plan for being too restrictive, a submission from residents in the Pincher Creek area asKs the commission to strengthen subdivision and environmental controls The brief also says the plan treats development and growth as desireable We believe growth and development will mostly tend to reduce the quality of the rural way of life we value highly. the brief states A bnet from the Crowsnest Pass Tourist Association asks the commission to amend the plan to include recommendations that a unified municipal government be established in the 'Pass and that a provincial park considered for the area be John Kovacs acting executive director of the planning commission, said Monday another brief will be presented by the Waterton Chamber of Commerce and that the commission must be notified before the hearing of anv other submissions U.S. Indian college offers scholarships Scholarships are available to Canadian Indian students wishing to take college training at an independent college run in co-operation with the Navajo band in Arizona George Lee. president of Ganado College in Arizona, said Mondav in a telephone interview from Cardston, where he is on vacation, that the college, which is privately run but has links to the Navajo band, has a S40 000 scholarship fund for the coming academic vear The college which offers liberal arts and vocational training, considers need m granting assistance and stresses leadership potential Coaldale will seek for building Father's Day Suggestions Parrot Mood Lamp (new) Chromalloy 5 year flashlight Digital Thermometer Musical phone rests Weather Watch Battery operated Magnifying glass Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN COALDALE (HNS) Council decided Monday night to apply for a loan under the federal 1974-75 capital winter works program to build a civic administration building here Rocky candidates file All four declared candidates in the Rocky Mountain riding filed their nominations and plunked down their deposits Monday at the ridings returning office in Jasper Officially contesting the July 8 election in the riding which stretches up the western end of the province from Waterton to Grande Cache and Swan Hills, are Conservative Joe Clark, of Edson. Socred C J Speirs of Red Deer Liberal Arthur Yates of Edmonton, and NDP Robert Wngley of Peers Nomination day in "isolated" ridings which includes the Rocky Mountain riding was a week earlier than in other ridings Candidates who fail to win half the winner's vote total forfeit their deposit Council agreed in principle that the building will house the town and Barons-Eureka Health Lmt offices, jointly or separatelv The site is four town-owned lots adjacent to the Coaldale Public Centennial Library, just off main street Mayor A F Blakie said the loan is only available for immediate needs The town and health unit will apply separately for the loan The civic building will likely be built in stages Deadline for application is July 31 In other business, Coun Earl Foxall moved a notice of motion for the next meeting to redone a portion of the north Coaidale area east of 20th St and north of 18th Ave. for light industrial use The matter will be referred to the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission immediately NDP poster makers, left to right, Susan Hoffman, Bob Tarleck, Laureen McLaren, Isabel Hamilton and Robert Hoffman Home-made posters for the NDP Inflation hits local electioneering V By AL SCARTH g Herald Staff Writer S Whether from economic necessity or a desire to convince the electorate they are concerned about inflation, Lethbndge political parties plan to stay within range of x last election's budgets For the Progressive Conservatives that means For the Liberals it is For the New Democrats And for the 2 Social Crediters 'I don't see how any party that says it is concerned about inflation and government spending can justify spending says i Richard Barton, 38, finance chairman for the Conservatives He staunchly denies the decision to .x economize is because of the party's cushy S: 11.000 plus vote margin in 1972 "It's not that x we think we're in a comfortable position We ve got some good opposition in this campaign The most effective campaigning is done by people That's what we re doing He claims a thousand volunteers or more will be involved before the campaign is over and that many of them are new faces "We will speak directly to individuals, spend more time in the area of individual contact Television spots will be cut back Where 60- second spots were used in 1972, more 30- 5: second ones will be seen this year With printing and paper costs climbing, the party will emphasize one basic brochure. "We're not going to besiege people every day or every week with another piece of campaign propaganda." says Mr. Barton. The New Democrats have taken a free enterprise and innovative approach to solving printing cost woes Lethbridge Metro NDP president Bob Tarleck, 32, says some paper costs have jumped 50 per cent in the last eight months "We've had to pare our budget to the bone So a Lethbndge garage has been turned into a poster, lawn sign and bumper sticker factory "Rather than purchase from the national office we are making our says Mr Tarleck The NDP hopes to turn out sufficient numbers of signs to go into business itself Signs will be offered for sale to neighboring NDP orgamzatins in the Rocky Mountain, Medicine Hat and Crowfoot constituencies 'There's no doubt the cost of inflation really has hit campaigning Our supporters are themselves the victims of uncontrolled inflation." says Mr Tarleck An unsettled labor situation with Lethbndge meat cutters locked out of the packing plants has cut back on union donations Mr Tarleck says canvassers are being 'much more aggressive about canvassing NDP supporters for funds and greater use is being made of volunteer workers Wayne Petersen, 23. campaign manager for the Liberals, says excellent organization has saved the party from inflation woes. It looks like finances will be no problem. Media costs are up a bit and advertising costs are up a little bit Other than that, the situation is more than balanced by contributions coming in Mr. Petersen says the party has a favorable bank balance "That's due to work in the past two years He says the local organization president, candidate Sven Ericksen. received recognition at the Liberals' provincial convention for the most active constituency association in Alberta The campaign will emphasize getting the candidate who is well-known in Lethbridge. better-known outside the city Mr Petersen says he has 300 names to draw on now for volunteers to help in the campaign and that the number will grow as the election nears He estimates five people in each of 210 polls in the constituency are interested in helping out Socred candidate Vern Young, 37 is actualiv cutting back expenses to between SI 200 and from last election s figure of S2.000 We'll be doing more of a personalized campaign We want to demonstrate we're not a party of spending It is a time for facts rather" than ballyhoo." says Mr Young It will be a demonstration that campaigning can be done for less "We 11 just have to use a little ingenuity that's all." Mr Young says he has more volunteers offering their services this election two or three in each polling district Printing costs have gone up But one of his toughest problems was finding reasonably priced rental space for his campaign headquarters Buildings along 5th Street S were torn down to make way for new- development With them went lower rents Cardston MD asked for for arena By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor CARDSTON (Staff, The Cardston and District Agricultural Society Monday- asked the Cardston Municipal District council for to complete its multi-purpose agricultural arena in time for the Cardston Agricultural Fair in August The municipal council will study the request before making its decision Agricultural society- president Reid Kearl and Frank Sloan of the finance committee asked council for the grant They were accompanied by two others They hope to have a decision by Thursday night, meeting night for the agricultural society The money is needed to install wiring, lighting and fixtures in by 150-foot quonset-type building at the old fair grounds in the southwest corner of town The first estimate was for a building but it has cost to date a total of DMlttf MMdMftfC CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB DENTAL MM. PHONC JIT-JIM Drain problems keep pool closed said Mr Sloan. The first estimate included for materials. for labor. for engineer's fees, and S15.000 for miscellaneous expenditures Financing revenues were to be S25.000 winter works grant. S4.000 from the agricultural society. S6.000 in public contributions, S15.000 from the Town of Cardston. and provincial multi-purpose agricultural arena grant of S50.000. In the interim, until expected revenues materialize, the Town of Cardston has been shouldering the financial obligation. In addition, the town has budgeted another this year to match its 1973 contribution "This does not include a lot of work the town has done with its own equipment. (That could total i extra into this building." said Mr Sloan "In order to have this so we could use it in August for our first fair, we are really in a bind While the building is up. the lights are not in Said Mr Sloan "But we are in a hind for material, equipment and wiring. Without wiring and lighting in ?his building we can't utilize il Thai is about what it amounts to The delegation said municipal people will use it more than town people so it will be a worthy project for the municipality 1o participate in Said Mr Kearl "You just don 1 walk into (counriJ i and for but the point of fact is the municipal rural people will use the building considerably more than the townspeople wi'l 1 know in tbc past Ihere has been some difficultv in the town and MD operating joint ventures The town has agreed to shoulder the load of mamenance and utilities hiring a full-time person We plan to have the building available to groups at a very nominal fee The president said the will only help defray expenses "the building will never pay for itself He said "The town has gone out on a limb and overspent very badly and we do need help The agricultural societv has received of the provincial grant and a portion of the winter works grant The delegation estimated the building will cost before it is finished Coleman town workers back COLEMAN