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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March 3, 1973 THJS LETHMIDGE HERALD Alberta budget 1973 Early childhood education program labelled EDMONTON (CP) A non- compulsory early cliildhood ed- ucation program was one of the Jew surprises contained In the Alberta budget presented to the legislature Friday night. Provincial Treasurer Gor- don Miniely said million lias been allotted for the first phase of the pre-school learn- ing program. Agri spending up 26 per cent KDMONTON (CP) Agri-j culture Minister Hugh Homer's wide-ranging plans to make Alberta a leader in agriculture are backed up by plenty of money in the provincial bud- get. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely .allotted Uie department million for operating ex- penses, a whopping 26.3-per- cent Increase over last year's forecast. It also'will get for capital spending. The 1973-74 estimate for agri- culture is up 88 per cent over 1971-72 when the Social Credit government brought in its last budget. In the last year, Dr. Homer has been hammering away in speeches at Uve need for more marketing initiative, processing of Alberta's own agriculture products and tire urgency of strengthening the economic fib- res of rural areas. Much of his emphasis has Bhbwn up in the department's estimates. About million has been set aside for market- tng, a increase over 1972-73. Already, the department has sent off trade missions to far corners of the world in search of new markets. Family farm development will receive million, up 68.2 per cent, Indicating the government wants to protect "the status of the small family farm. Of this, million will go to the Agricultural Develop- ment Corp., which assists mar- ginal income farmers to expanc into more economical opera- tions. The department also plans to establish a future farmers o! Aiberta program to encourage young farm residents to be- come interested in all forms of igriculture production. Said Mr. Miniely: "The agricultural sector will >e able to capitalize on new credit policies, new federal- provincial agreements on rural development, small farms de- velopment and irrigation reha- bilitation. "In addition, milk and egg market sharing agreements, and recent market development pilot projects will strengthen our marketing thrust." Irrigation alone is to receive million, an increase of 119.8 per cent from last year's fore- cast. An irrigation division and irrigation secretariat are to be established. RCMP costs skyrocket 34 per cent EDMONTON (CP) RCMP policing in the 1973-74 fisca year will cost Alberta million, an increase of 34.3 per cent over last year. The figures were contains in budget estimates presented Friday night. The cost of the 1972-73 contract with the HCMP has been estimated at million. Mr. Miniely told a pre-budge 'speech briefing that the RCMP now has increased salaries benefits resulting from a new working agreement settlec last fall. The increased cost to Alberta was merely the resul of the new agreement. He said Attorney Genera Merv Leitch doesn't feel the province could provide a com parable police force for the same amount of money. "Tho program wid be unique, oluntary and available to rur- 1 he said in the budget ?eech. "Services for disadvan- iged and handicapped ehil- ren will be an important part of the program." He also said that many Al- jertans had been asking for such a program, especially .hose in the larger cities. An early childhood education lar. was recommended in the Vorth Report on educational lanning.in the province. How- ver, there has been some ar- gument over tile recommenda- lon, with some rural dwellers aying they don't want to pay or a babysitting service for urban folk. Alberta doesn't have a kind- ergarten system, and formal schooling doesn't begin until "'trade. 1. The budget indicated the pro- (ram would stress parental and community involvement. One of. the aims would be to detect handicaps and handicap- ped and disadvantaged chil- dren before they got into the school system. School boards and interested community groups would have opportunity to establish the >rograms. The budget, also backed up jovernment plans for the first year 6! a three-year school fi- nancing plan, already announc- ed. The plan has four major irinciples. The first is that the instructional portion of the sclwol foundation fund will be increased each year by up to 7.5 per cent. Also, instructional grants to school boards will be made on a per-pupil basis and an educa- tional opportunity fund woulc improve selected educationa" service and programs. Initial funding for the latter would be ?4.5 million. Mr. Miniely said guidelines to control school board supple- mentary requisitions would con tinue, but the idea of requiring plebiscites on overspending would be dropped. He also said that the ad VEnced education departmen will be announcing a three-year scheme of operating grants for universities. This scheme wouli provide the province's three universities and the Banff cen ire with lead time for plan ning. FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR ROAD PROJECTS EDMONTON (CP) Alberta will provide million in grants to cities for transporta- tion facilities, Provincial Trea- surer Gordon Miniely says. The grants mil provide, for the first time, provincial sup- port for possible development of alternate forms of mass transportation. The million Is a 45-per- cent increase over last year. The budget also provides million for the primary highway system, a 19-per-cent Increase. "This expanded program will advance construction of routes to major resource centres improve routes for distribution and marketing of farm and in- dustrial products and expan construction of routes to rec reation said Mr. Min- iely. Expenditures on growt_ roads would be million, ar in.Vjase of million. Anothe million would be spent on secondary roads which woul be brought into the prima: system progressively. Miniely said total pro- vincial spending on roads Ir rural Alberta represented 74-per-cent increase over las year. There also would be a 'million program of assistance to towns and villages for im provemenls to streets roads. Coming your way soon: A chance to do exciting things. A chance to go places. See your military career counsellor. LETHBRIDGE March 7th and Sfh, 1973 Bridge Town House Motel 12 noon to 8 p.m. Or, if you1 prefer >o serve in your owncommunityapplyforCanada'sReserve Forces at your locai Reserve Unit today. The Canadian Armed Forces. Give it some thought The budget gives million n operating grants for univer iities, a 9.1-per-cent mere "This additional support will allow the universities to adjust their level of services during a period of stabilizing enrol- ments." Alberta's six community col- leges would-receive mdj- ion in operating grants a 20- per-cent increase -j-'tt expected enrolment growth materialized. Capital construction, at uni- versities was sliced 50 per cent, and 35 per cent at the colleges. "The provision will allow ap- proved capital buildings to ceed but there will be no major new construction at the univer- sities unta enrolment trends said Mr. Miniely. Highlights EDMONTON (CP) High- lights of the 1973-74 Alberta budget presented Friday night. Record budget forecasting ?1.5 billion in spending, not in- cluding loans and advances. No new taxes or increases in current rates planned. A homeowner education tax refund program to be implemented, plus a million municipal assistance plan. More tli an ?3SO million pro- vided for long-term financing plans for basic and postseccn- dary education. Special new non- compulsory early chiMhood ed- ucation program announced. A 26-per-cent increase called for in agriculture spending. Major expansion of provin- cial parks planned, including an urban parks policy for the first time. New programs outlined for Indian and Metis people, includ- ing a bousing pro- gram. Operating budget surplus of million expected, but an over-all deficit of million because of capital borrowing requirements, loans and ad- vances. LESLIE BUSH Form Auction Sale 2 miles south and 8 mites west of ClARESHOLM, ALTA. Wednesday, Mar. 7 -12.30 p.m. LUNCH AVAILABLE Having been favoured with Inirrudion. from Mr. and Leslie Sush, we will offer for public auction the fallowing list of Items jubjed to minor addition! or TERMS CASH the day of the sale, with settlement in full before removal from the farm TRACTOR 1 ford 8N tractor, 3 point hitth and No. 1200 Robin front end loader, a real nice unit. SWATHES 1 Case model 750, 12 ft. P.T.O. swalher with cutting bur, hyd. This machine is like new having cut only 100 acres. BALER 1 1971 John Deere 24T boler, like newll Has only done 400 bales. TRUCK 1 1967 Mercury half-Ion, recently overhauled. A nice unit, stock racks to fit. MACHINERY 1 Case rubber lired manure spreader, late model, new; 1 Massey-Ferguson PTO poit.hole auger, 3 point hitch; Oliver power mower, good 1 Oliver side de- livery rake, iike new; Jeffrey deep tillage cultivator; 1 10' IKC rod weeder, end drive; .1 Massey Drill 10', good condition; 1 John Deere double disc; Snoco bale ele- valar; 1 27' Mayraffl grain auger with motor; 1 electric motor wilh 100' cord; 1 John Deere flat deck, rubber tiresi I wheel flat deck, rubber tires; 1 John Deere horse roke; 2 sections flex harrows. FUEl TANKS T 500 gallon fuel tank. 1 300 gallon fuel 1onk. HOUSEHOLD ARTICLES Walnut dining room suite, buffet, table, choirs Crosley fridg.; cream separator; milk cans; kitchen chain; recliner chair; upholifered rocking chair; quantity of sealers and many items to numerous to list MISCELLANEOUS 8" bench saw; garden roto tiller wilh atfathmentsj tattle treating station grindstone wilh elec. motor; feed grinder; feed troughs; buzz sow; propane slock tank healer; propane torch? submarine tank healer; electric Vi" efetlric drill; assorted bits; TOO' of rope; 2 briats; bench vise; quantity 8 ft. 2x4's; wire ham- mers; saws; post drill; good assortment of wrenches; pipe; crescent, etc.; quantity bofls, nails, tractor drivs belt; quantity of bells; small culvorr; ladder; log chains; wafer hose; drum oil pump; 25 gals. Essofubo No. 30 5 gals, hydraulic oil; grease guns; greasa carlrfdges, etc. AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: We fo conduct thi> for Mr. and Mrs. Bush. 7he equipment has well kept and many items of machinery ore in new condition. THIS SALE IS WELL WORTH ATTENDING. NOTE: Descriptions given net as o guide only and in tio way express warranties actual or implied all will be said as is, where is, SALE CONDUCTED BY ROY'S AUCTION SERVICE GRANUM Phone 236-2102 ROY FJORDBOTTEN DON WAIPER Lie. 010237 Lie. 010159 SAFEWAY FIRST OF WEEK SPECIALS PRICES EFFECTIVE in Lethbridge Man. and Tues., Mar. 5 and 6 ONLY PEANUT BUTTER EMPRESS, HOMOGENIZED or CHUNK STYLE net wt. tin 98 C COLORED MARGARINE DALEWOOD, Parchment Wrapped print WHOLE MUSHROOMS TASTE TELLS, TAIWAN, CHOICE, ALSO BUTTONS oz. tin for ORANGE JUICE TOWN HOUSE, SWEET, PURE, FROM CONCENTRATE, Zip Top......10-fl. Oz. tin MEXICAN CUCUMBERS CRISP CANADA NO. 1........... 29 C ea. PORK SAUSAGES BURNS CAMPFIRE, SKINLESS, FROZEN Mb. pkg. NEW LOW PRICES NOW AT SAFEWAY MOUTHWASH and GARGU SCOPE J.H AN I Ir tK jrlKANT SHAMPOO LOTION SECRET SUPER DRY AEROSOL 6-oz. wt. tin ,58 HEAD AKD SHOUIDERS ,7 f, OI. CREST WITH FLUORISTAN REGULAR or MINT 100 ml tub. 1 -01 SPEARMINT TOOTHPASTE MACUANS or REGUIAR 100 ml 1ub. 1 .01 MOUTHWASH TOOTHPASTE CLOSE UP, RED OR M1NT 50 ml tube 64" ULTRA BRITE TOOTHPASTE...........................................75 ml tube We Reserve the Right To Limit Quantities SAFE WA CANADA SAFEWAY LIMITED ;