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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 1C _ THE lEIHBRiDGE HERALD (.louiily employees seek contract Tlie recently unionized em- ployees lor the County of bridttc are currently ncgoliat- InS their first contract, says Milroy, representative the Canadian I'mon of Employees. One meeting has already IXTII bold and another is scheduled for the second m March. An estimated 25 employees are involved in Hie negotb- Y.'udncsciay, March 1, 1972 ot Public Mr. Milroy said, to date it lias (wen'his best negotiating year in southern Alberta in 30 years Seventeen contracts !n'en wiihmit l'ls- services of a conciliation officer, be soul. Entertainer lo receive Cone MucU-llan. who will ap- pear with Trie Hells in Leth- bridge .March 0, will be the re- cipient or a special presenta- tion bv the International Song Union of Canada March He will be made an honorary lifetime member of the organ- ization and be the first composer to have his name placed on their golden honor role. MacLollan is best-known as a song writer but he has late- K been in great demand as a singer. His hits, Snowbird and Your Hand in the Hand, have been recorded by more j than 170 international artists, j Tickets for the Bells-MacLel-1 )an concert are available at Leister's. AMA plans major effort investigating air pollution By LARRY BENNETT Slatt Writer Foes of uir another ally. pollution have B. A. J. Smith, president of Alberta Motor Association 45 members of the local the lokl AMA branch that the associa- tion intends to conduct a pro- gram entitled, "Countdown to Clean Ln major centres throughout the province start- ing in tlw spring. Mr. Sniilh stated that this was the first program of its type ever to conducted in Canada and very litoly the first in North America. The campaign has bsen en- dorsed by the Alberta Depart- ment of the Environment and will involve n three-phased ap- proach of education, testing and computer research. The program is scheduled to start in mid-April, or as soon as the weather conditions arc warm enough, and continue through the summer and fall months. Little information about the program was available, but an ._ AMA spokesman said there J logical damage eaiiscd by the use of private transportation, said the spokesman. Mr. Smith also levelled lobbying in Edmonton and Calgary in an attempt to initiate a rapid transit system is more linn the taxpayer's pocket- cism at individuals and groups who are projwsing a bail on care in downtown section, can afford. "In both centres there has been pressure to institute fixed Alberta's two major cities. "Exhaust emissions are systems of the type which in the United States have been matter of serious concern to service only a small all of us and we do not of the population to hide the fact that at a cost ef many millions exhausts discharge more pollutants per pound into the air than any other dollars. "It has been suggested to aldermen in both Edmonton and lie that Hie gasoline tax Mr. Smith suggested be increased with the some of the attacks against raised earmarked for private car as a polluter could Ix1 a means of relieving projects. tell you most emphatically pressure from industries (he AMA has no intention the clean-up of their mm remaining silent in the face trial wastes, effluents a n this form of discriminator! smoke-stack unfair said Mr. He told the AMA Weekend education planned by labor council AMA OFFICIAL SNOW TURNING The ground wos too darn hard, being frozen and all, and Ihe temper- ature was too darn cold, being 10 degrees below, so officials of the Alberta Molor Association turned the snow instead of the sod to officially start construction of the AMA branch headquarters at 5lh Ave. and 6th St. S., across the street from the downtown Car Park. Construction is to begin as soon as and ground conditions permit. Left to right are: John Rhodes, with clenched hands, manager of the Lethbridge branch; B. A. J. Smith, president of the AWlA; Fred King, chairman of the Lethbricfge branch; and Mike Thomas, chairman of the building committee. -Waller Kerber Pholo 'X1S Workers laid off would be two testing units mov- ing Uirough Alberta during the testing phase of the campaign. He said the machines in the testing unit measured the per- centage o[ harmful emissions present ir. th? exhaust of a mo- tor vehicle. The test reportedly will take about 20 seconds and there will be no compulsory repairs or maintenance required for ve- hicles found to have exces- sively-polluting exhausts. All the information gathered in Uie voluntary tests will he I stored in a computer and ar- ranged to show what model car of each year was found to have the worst exahust. Names of the owners of Uie cars or license plate numbers will not bo recorded. Tile pur- pose of the program is to gath- The Letlibridge and District Labor Council is holding a weekend education institute at Friend t About 5fl production line workers at Boise Cascade Home and Land Ltd., in Leth- bridge, have been temporarily laid off due to Ion1 sales and poor weather conditions. A company spokesman said the workers should be back on the job within two weeks in an- ticipation of escalating sales and better road conditions. The company produces mobile homes. Tlie 115 production line work- ers at the plant are currently negotiating a new contract through the International Wood- workers of America union. One conciliation board meet- ing has been held and a second is expected to follow sometime this week. Ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Lethbridge branch of Uie Alberta Motor Associa- tion were held shorly after 10 a.m. this morning at the new building site on 5th Ave. and 6th St. S. In attendance for the cere- monial start of construction of the S230.0IK) building was B. A .1. Smith of Edmonton, presi- dent of the AMA. The ground-breaking cere- mony was announced Tuesday night at the 45th annual meet- ing of the Lethbridge branch. Fred T. King, branch chair- man, said the contract had been awarded to Boychuk Con- struction following a special meeting Feb. 26. Mr. King told the annual meeting a guideline of about had been set for con- struction of the new building, after the board decided further alterations and additions to the present building would not be satisfactory. "The hoard of directors was disappointed when it was found that tenders were approxi- matcly SoO.OOO above the origi- nal estimate. The architects were consulted and final plans were approved in lie said. Tlie Oliver parking lot prop- erty on 5th Ave. and Gth St. S. was purchased from the city in June. No date was available for when construction of the new building would start. Mr. King said there had been a one-per-ccnt increase in membership In the local branch during the past year. He said a gain was shown in all aspects of the operation during 1971 but service calls re- sulting from bad weather in December caused the year-end budget to be exceeded. Branch manager J. R. Rhodes said lie was pleased with the results of the "Police Yourself" campaign during the Christmas holiday season and thanked the police, ItCMP and news media for helping lo make it such a success. 'There was no one arrested for impaired driving on either Christmas or New Year's Eve, and only eight impaired driv- ers were arrested during the entire holiday he said. er information about the eco- North-south highway route proposed for tourist draw MEDICINE HAT (Staff) A million dollar, 500-mile north-south road cutting through the Alberta mountains was part of a three-point pro- gram outlined by Tourism Min- ister Bob Bowling Monday night, to attract more tourists to Alberta. Mr. Dowilng said, the prov- FROM E. CROSS STUDIO ED KEELING R.A. "REG IF WE CAN'T TAKE THE 'BEST7 PORTRAITS THEN WHO CAN! Still Conveniently Located At... 710 3rd AVE. BRYAN WILSON i. E. CROSS STUDIO 328-0111 Phones 328-0222 ince should spend Uie money improving a forestry tnmk road between Grande Prairie and the United States border. Students should be hired to conduct studies which would determine which Albsrta his- toric sites should be preserved and capitalized upon to in- crease tourist traffic, he add- ed. As if in reply to a Travel In- dustry of Alberta annual con- vention resolution, Mr. Bowling said, a study of I lie future of provincial parks and campsites and the formulation of depart- mental study is required. Tlie convention delegates had earlier in the day resolved that such a study is imnerative to meet the demands of a growing visitor industry. Tte third point outlined by the minister was the emphasis of developing "people roads" to open up the province to tour- ism which is rapidly bzcoming the province's greatest source of revenue, Fred T. King was chairman of the Lethbridge branch p{ the Alberta Motor Association at the association's 45th annual meeting Tuesday. This will he Mr. King's sec- ond term in the position. Kenneth McLean, 330 12lh St. S. was named vice-chairman und T. W. Snowdon, 1711 23rd St. S. was named provin- cial director. Lethbridge AMA Branch manager J. R. Rhodes was ap- pointed secretary to the board. Court reduces 45 assessments Results from the court of re- named 1 vision hearings last week show a total reduction of in property assessments for the year. Tha reduction on btuiness as- sessments is 513.460. There were 12li appeals on property tax assessments- One appeal was withdrawn, as- sessments confirmed, two in- creased and 36 decreased. Twenty four businesses ap- pealed with 15 assessments be- donations j Private groups and the pub- lic have donated nearly towards the continued opera- tion of the financially-plagued Lerhbridge Friendship Centre. The centre, which is keeping its doors open on the promise of financial support from other Albsrta centres, recently de- clared itself "broke." Centre board members say at least another will i have to be donated or borrow- i ed to continue operations until iis new budget is received The centre's fiscal year be- gin- in April, but the money is usually not available until later. tlie Labor Club March 2 U> 4. Tlic thsme of the institute is "Canada's economic position." Courses offered to southern Albcrla union members include basic shop stewards taught by 'Jim Sbcwchuck, of Calgary. i the siuUisrn Albsrta Canadian i Labor Congress representa- 1 shop stewards, j instructed by Robert E. Hale, I regional director of organiza- lion for the CLC; tlie structure j of the Canadian Labor Move- incut, taught by Eugene Mitch- executive secretary of the Alberta Feder.-.tion of Labor. A similar education institute held in Lethbridge last year 80 members attend. ing confirmed and nine decreased. being DIVIDEND The Dutch Canadian Credit Union in Lethbridge has de- clared a six per cent dividend j on shares and a five per cent I rebate on loan interest for last j year. 'Few things are more right than a child's mind when we first come in contact with it what it later becomes ii our W. BIGEIOW You cannot on I r o I the p h y i e a 1 growth of 1ne brain, bul you can help de- whal ten Isaacson qoei into it. Conlac! your neareil World Book Encyclopedia and Childcraft representative. Wrife or phone district manager LHN ISAACSON 228 Corvelte Cres, Ulhbridgo 328-3283, South employment trouble n Unemployment in southern j is currently high, say 1 union officials, but,