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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, June 12, 1974 Rocky challenger claims incumbent too partisan I Campaigning incumbent says The Liberal candidate in Rocky Mountain has charged his Conservative opponent with putting party politics above the interests of his constituents. Citing as an example the time incumbent Joe Clark contributed to the campaign of Michael Meighen for the presidency of the Conservative Party. Mr. V.itcs said the Tory MP spent more time this year up to the election call working on partisan party matters than he did in his own riding "That kind of activity could hardly be considered in the interests of the Rocky Mountain riding especially when the election of Mr. Meighen prompted Crowfoot Conservative MP Jack Homer to say that 'there is hardly any room for a Westerner in the Conservative Party now.' Mr. Yates said in a news release. The 55-year-old Liberal candidate says he will put the interests of his constituents ahead of any other consideration. If elected, he will not indulge in any political activity which is not directly related to the Rocky Mountain riding. Rural schools fear teacher shortage By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Southern Alberta rural school superintendents are concerned that they may face a shortage of teachers when they attempt to fill vacancies a year from now. a survey completed by the Lethbridge regional office of the department ot education shows. Most school districts in the rural South have had no problem obtaining a sufficient number of applications to fill most of their teacher vacancies this spring, but a sharp decline in the number of applications received for each vacancy has the superintendents worried the trend may lead to a shortage of teachers for rural schools as early as Sept.. 1975. The regional office survey CITY MAN UNINJURED IN GASOLINE FIRE A Lethbridge man escaped injury Monday when a fire broke out after he lit a cigarette. George Wilson had just finished cleaning some automobile parts with gasoline when he decided to light up. The fire caused about Sl.OOO damage to a garage which Mr. Wilson was renting at 818 6th St. S. City Fire Marshall Doug Kometz. who investigated the blaze, said improper handling of gasoline happens frequently throughout the province. People work with gasoline and when they can't smell the furnes they figure it's safe to light a cigarette, he said. The reason they can't smell fumes is because gasoline fumes are heavier than air and sink to the bottom of a room, he continued. A person may not smell the fumes, decide light up and boom. A fire that started in the engine of a gravel truck in Kipp Monday caused about S18.000 damage to the truck. The vehicle was owned and driven by Joe Dagnone. 2077 19th St. N. Petition asks for repeat vote on bylaw COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) A petition to town council with 109 signatures asked Wednesday that another plebiscite be held on a S200.000 money borrowing bylaw to Johnsons Ironstone Pattern: "PASADENA" 20 pee. set consists of 4 dinner plates 4 B B plates 4 Cereals 4 cups and saucers Regular 24.95 For three days only SPECIAL 88 18' Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN build a town office and library complex. The first vote was ruled defeated by the department of municipal affairs when 198 voted for and another 198 against the proposal. There were six spoiled ballots. Council won't make a decision until it hears from the local authorities board whether or not another plebiscite is in order. Can another vote be held and how soon, council wants to know. In other business, a report from the department of the environment air pollution control division shows dust fall here and in the surrounding area averages 88 tons per square mile per month. Readings taken from seven locations range from 14.5 tons per square mile to 362 tons per square mile per month. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING 328-2176 completed Tuesday indicates there were about 250 teacher vacancies in Southern Alberta rural schools and all but about 55 have been filled to date. The survey did not include a few of the smaller rural school divisions. While the number of teachers applying for positions in rural schools may not "be as plentiful as they once were at the moment, the situation doesn't look critical." the Lethbridge regional office's administrative consultant said in an interview. Ed Bardock isn't worried about rural schools not being able to obtain the teachers they will need in 1975 even if applications for rural teaching positions decline even further next spring. "If we got in a tight position." there are teachers who have moved on to other jobs or retired from the profession that would come back to fill the vacancies. He also pointed out that the decline in teacher applications isn't as severe in Southern Alberta as he has been informed is the case in the Northern portion of the province. Mr. Bardock said he didn't expect there to be such a shortage of junior and senior high school English specialists in Alberta. The survey showed that some school divisions are having a difficult time filling English teacher vacancies and that many of the teaching positions not filled to date were in such specialized areas as English or vocational education. It is the first indication in recent years of a shortage of teachers who specialize in English. Mr. Bardock stated. Of the school divisions surveyed, the County of Neweli school division had the greater number of teacher vacancies. It still has about nine out of 17 vacancies to fill. The Willow Creek school division still has five vacancies. While Lethbridge school administrators have also experienced a decline in applications for teaching positions in local schools this spring, they had more than enough applications for each opening. The Alberta Teachers Association has predicted a teacher shortage in the province this fall because of an increasing number of teachers moving to British Columbia to take advantage of better working conditions and leaving the profession for other vocations. Oil-gas dispute critical to 'Hat SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION at the WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd Avenue South THURSDAY, JUNE 13th Tarns sttrtJ p.m. No ftowvi Included in this week's sale is... Nice Dinnette Table and 6 Chairs Good Crib and Mattress Hide-a-Bed 2 Fridges 2 Motorbikes 1964 Pontiac Plus many more items too numerous too mention. HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHOWE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE TED NEWBY Lie. KEITH ERDMANN Uc. 012116-458 Bert Hargrave campaigning in district Gas is coming. but when? By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer There's no question southeastern Alberta will suffer if the proposed million Petrosar Ltd. project in Sarnia. Ont, goes ahead, the Conservative candidate in Medicine Hat said Tuesday. Bert Hargrave, the incumbent MP who is battling former agriculture minister Bud Olson for re-election, said in an interview the Sarnia petro- chemical plant is at the wrong end of the .pipeline. Mr. Hargrave believes the oil and gas question is the crucial issue in the Medicine Hat riding which sits on one of the largest proven natural gas fields in Canada. The issue is far more important locally than perhaps a lot of people realize, he said. The Ottawa-Alberta petro-chemical dispute comes back to the basic ques- tion of whether Alberta should continue to export the raw product. Mr. Hargrave said. "The Sarnia proposal calls for the use of 16 per cent of Alberta's crude oil and it was developed as proposed by- Donald MacDonald (energy minister) without any consultation with Alberta. "But the most important aspect of Petrosar is that through the Polysar Crown Corporation (which has 51 per cent ownership of Petrosar) the taxpayer's dollar is being used to fund a major petro-chemical program at the wrong end of the pipeline." Mr. Hargrave said. "Some 56 per cent of the manufacturing jobs in Canada are in Ontario and only four per cent in Alberta." The Alberta government and the federal government are still at loggerheads over the Sarnia development. Alberta wants to see development of two world-scale petro- chemical plants here which would make ethylene and plastic products, creating thousands of jobs in the province. It feels there wouldn't be room in the market for three major plants. The two Alberta plants would use a natural gas feedstock. Mr. Hargrave points out that large-scale gas production in southeastern Alberta where the natural gas has been more costly to recover is just getting under way. "But much more important is petro- chemical development including fertilizer plants which is just nicely under he said. Mr. Hargrave also attacked provisions in the Turner budget dealing with the oil and gas budget, particularly the proposal to tax the royalties paid to the province. It shot down in flames all the spadework Premier Lougheed had done in Ottawa during the provincial- federal first ministers meetings on the energy question. Mr. Hargrave said. And echoing the Conservative platform. Mr. Hargrave called inflation the real gut issue of the campaign, and defended the Tories' failure to reveal the details of how their price and income policy will work. "We have to sell the philosophy and the need for it. the details will arrive when we get the opportunity to implement he said. "The problem is inflation, not Mr. Stanfield's price and income policy. All we are doing is presenting the means to deal with it. "The Liberals are hinting they will come out with one they certainly haven't so far. so they're attacking us for a lack of details in ours." The Liberal attitude that inflation is worldwide is defeatist. Mr. Hargrave said. "Canada is 71 per cent self-sufficient and we can do something about it here." Do we or don't we install, Warner County asks itself offered for New Dayton lots WARNER (Staff) The newly-hired County of Warner utilities officer Wes Wolowidnyk. in his report to council Tuesday, advised farmers to install their yard systems now in anticipation of the natural gas system being installed later this summer. But Reeve J. H. Otto says he won't be installing his yard system until next summer. The reeve seemed surprised at the advice. "You mean he will go out and help people plan their yard system? This would amount to something if he is qualified for that." Coun. Elda Mueller of Wrentham said, "well, he has his gas fitter's licence." She suggested when a dozen farmers are ready to install their yard systems, a trencher and operator should be contracted for all. "The narrower the trench the better." said Coun. Jim Blackmer of Coutts. "That is what I mean." said Reeve Otto. "I am sick of digging holes all over my yard and filling them up again." Coun. Mueller noted the utilities officer has a metal detector and can find covered telephone lines and metal pipes. The detector is so accurate it can pinpoint the exact depth of these lines. Mr. Wolowidnyk reported the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission established standards in 1967 for gas main installations. He has been studying these standards. Reporting on his recent two-week course at Edmonton, the utilities officer said students learned about financial aspects of the formation of gas co-ops, had a session with the department of consumer and corporate affairs, heard lectures on pipeline regulations and toured a shop to learn about high impact welding of aluminum pipe and other processes. They watched plastic pipe being extruded. Three-quarter-inch polyethelyne pipe was extruded at the rate of 38 feet per minute. "They can make it fast if they can get the materials." said Mr. Wolowidnyk. Students toured the Canadian testing facilities. "We touched on customer services. All in all we had a very full and busy two weeks." He said they were told: "You men will be supplied with a great deal of information which was 10 years in the making. We don't expect you to know it all but we expect you to know where to go to find it." "We are the eyes and ears of the people for all levels of government." said the utilities officer. This fall he will attend sessions on sewage disposal systems and water treatment plants. There are now 32 utilities officers in the province and another 20 are studying in preparation for another imminent course. "At least now we know which way to look for work." said Mr. Wolowidnyk. "They told us we have to make our own work for quite a while." Council was advised to postpone passage of its utilities bylaw for another month. Information is being gathered from other areas of the province. Council was advised by D. A. Brooks, assistant deputy minister of utilities, to make the county utilities officer available on a priority basis to assist the Energy Resources Conservation Board with inspection of new- rural gas systems in the Chinook Natural Gas and Triple W Natural Gas Co-operatives. Said Coun. Jim Blackmer of Coutts: "I think we can write them a letter and tell them our utilities officer will be ready to start any time they are ready. He is getting exasperated sitting around with nothing to do." Coun. Blackmer wondered why installation of the various systems has been postponed. whether it is lack of funds or whether too many areas applied for it at once." By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor WARNER (Staff) Ted Rudd of 2855 North Parkside Drive. Lethbridge. Tuesday offered the County of Warner a plan to put all 50 outstanding New Dayton lots under one owner to speed development of the village. "It is my intention, if this proposal is accepted, to promote mobile homes." Mr. Rudd said in a letter to council. He offered to buy all the large lots for S60 each and all the small lots for S30 each. Council decided to think it over. Several objections were raised to his plan of speeding the development of utilities under one owner. Coun. Murray Holt of Raymond said the development idea was merely a cover for speculation. He said lots will be in demand throughout the area if the S400 million fertilizer plant is built near Raymond. Coun. Holt said if the lots were advertised, they would be purchased by individuals. Council also decided to seek an opinion from the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission. It was noted bv Coun. Elda Anderson brings home new enthusiasm for mayor's group CwtHtod Dwitri MacMnlc CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL KIM. PHONE M7-JM2 Mueller of Wrentham that in villages where a good deal of land is tied up by one or two persons, services sometimes have to skirt these lots because the services are not wanted. Coun. Mueller said: "Now look at our situation in Wrentham. I am not saying Wrentham will ever grow. When you get lots tied up people won't even take the gas on the main properties. It's costing (the co-ops) more money. Over the years people wanted certain lots. They couldn't get them, whereas if they had them the gas would have gone into those places." She said services have had to go around this stagnant land. "It is not good to let certain things be controlled." she said. "It controls utilities." Council will study the proposal again at its July 5 meeting. Agift that'll grow and grow and grow on him. The FTD MiniGardciT Tcrrarium... the perfect for Father's Day. A miniature year-around garden that arrives green and flourishing requires almost no care. And best of all, it's a we can send almost anywhere by wire the FTD way. week's conference in of the Canadian Federation of Mayor? and Municipalities left Mayor Andv Anderson "enthused" FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESI 1922 PHONE 3274585 E. S. P. FOX, C.O.WI. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 704 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BEhliMAN Open Thursday Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 12fn Ave. S._____ about Ihc future of the organizaJion. Mayor Anderson, who led a cily delegation. that included Aid Vcra Ferguson and Aid. Bill Korean. 5o the annual get- topelhcr of civic leaders, said in an interview a task force on public finance announced al the conference could lead to a more equitable distribution of money among the three levels of government. The task force. 1o be composed of representatives of the CFMM and provincial and federal governments. eventually will produce a formula for allowing local governments to share the income lax revenue of Ihe two senior "We have excellent co- operation with the other two levels of government through such programs as regional economic expansion and federal and provincial housing programs." said Mayor Anderson, who was elected to the CFMM hoard of directors at the convention. "But we feel there are other levels in which we need to communicate and we're looking for a more equitable distribution of funds to satisfy Jhc escalating requirements of municipal he said. "After all. municipal just don't have sufficient funds to operate effectively." The mayor said there was simply a "different tone" at 1his year's CFMM conference and from previous conferences. "When I left the last tri- levcl conference (in Edmonton last fall (I was not sure whether or not that task force was going Jo he said "The idea of the task force was enthusiastically received this lime." "And the conflict thai seemed 1o exisj between Hargr- cilies and smaller centres seemed 1o disappeai. "Now we have definite goals, and working together they can be achieved Both Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips and Toronto Mayor David Crombie, who walked ouJ halfway through Jast year's CFMM conference. it a largely social gathering, expressed satisfaction this vcar. 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