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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE mKBRlnGI HERAID Monday, Worth 5, 1973 At the legislature Spring bull sale and show at Ex pavilion April 3 The Southern Alberta Cattle hion shows, machinery displays Oll_L GROENEN pholo Rickety pickets Breeders Association will pre- sent 311 Hereford and Aber- deen-Angus bulls during the an- nual Spring Bull Show and Sale at the Lethbridge Exhibition and home economics displays, the bull show will feature Here- fords April 3 at 7 p.m. with the sale to start April 4 at 10 a.m. Angus will be shown April 5 at a.m. with the Angus Despite its state of disrepair, the fence in the Westminster School yard ap- pears to have done its job this winter. The small lake directly to the east of the fence is evidence of the prevailing west winds we experience here. Hopefully, the melled snow isn't a false sign that winter has left us for good until much later in the year. Land use controversy is talk of Edmonton Pavilion April 3 to 5. sale at 7 p.m. the same day. A part of Ag Expo, Southern I Louis Latimer of Olds Alberta's five-day agricultural extravaganza April 2 to 7 fea- turing the annual seed fair, fas- NOW IN OPERATION PARK ELECTRIC 711 17lh St. Ph. 328-898T or 328-7814 COMMERCIAL and RESIDENTIAL WORK Hereford judge with Ralph Grif- fiths of Coronation Angus judge. Andy Andrews, manager oE the Lethbridge and District Ex- hibition Association, says all bulk will be ready for immed- iate export. A representative of the Canadian National Live- stock Records mil be at the sales to transfer registration papers. City schools open doors as Education Week begins HOUSING ANNOUNCEMENT ore pleased to announce the following important points in our 1973 custom home building program. Remember: These are not pre-fab or factory homes but are crafted on the site. 1. Down Payments start-at (can be lower wilh owner labour) 2. Free consultation with our custom planner you get whaf you want. 3. We provide" complete mortgaging ser- vice through Centra! Mortgage, Alberta government mortgages, government subsidized or conventional. 4. Government mortgage money now available for homes in cities, towns or on acreages. To find cut how you can have your own custom built home, complete and moil coupon. Name Address Plan to build ot MARCO BUILDERS LTD. 1504 18th AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-7080 Most city schools will .throw their doors open to parents and tire public this week in obser- vance -of Education Week throughout tile province. At Catholic Central High School, 4th Ave. and 18lh St. S., the highlight of the week will be a biology display in the St. Francis section of the school. The display opens today and runs through lo Friday. of children attend- ing Allan Watson School, 6th Ave, and 2Ist St. S., are in- vited to an open house where they can 'observe their chil- dren in normal class situations. Baby sitting services will be avail able and refreshments will be served, At Westminster School, 5th Av3. and 18th St. N., class- rooms are open to visitors Mon- d a y through Thursday and a parent-teacher session will be held lonight at Wednes- day- afternoon the school will hold a bake sale in the art room and s tea in tile library. School work will be on dis- play at Agnes Davidson School, 22nd Ave. and 20th St. S., Tuesday from e p.m. to 3 p.m. Students will accompany parents on guided lours1 through the school. An open house will be held i Tuesday morning at Assump-j tlon School, 14th Ave, and 24th St S. Then Wednesday after- noon and evening parents will have the opportunity to meet snd talk with teachers. Dis- plays will be up both days. The new open area teaching concept at St. Mary's School, 5th Ave. and 19th St. S., can be viewed Tuesday from a.m. until 3 p.m. and again Wednes- day morning. The school will also have an educational tele- vision display during these Si. Patrick's School, 5lh Ave. open house Wednesday after- ami 10th St. S., will hold an] open house Tuesday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Teachers will be there to talk to parents, and refreshments will be served. George McKillop School, 5th Ave. and 21st St. N., has in- vited parents and the public to visit the school this week, A highlight of the week will be a Home and School Association meeting Wednesday at 8 p.m. wliich will discuss future place- ment of students and reporting policies at the school. St. Basil's School, 12 B St, and 6th Ave. N., will told a book fair this week. The fair will be open during school hours and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be an au- dio-visual display. Higlilight of the week at Senator Buchanan School, ?th Ave. and llth St. N., will lie an open house Wednesday after- noon. An art display will be one of the features on view. Galbraith School, 8th Ave. and istli St. N., will hold an noon. Parents are invited to visit the school and the Home and School Association will sponsor a bake sale. The regu- lar meeting of the association will be held March 21 at which parents will discuss pre-school education General Stewart School, Cor- vette Cres., mil hold an open house Wednesday afternoon. A tea and bake sale will be fea- tured. Special programs and dis- plays can be viewed at Lake- view School, I2th and 31st St. S., Thursday and Friday mornings. The school's options program will be featured Fri- day morning. Everyone is invited In the open house at Dorothy Gooder School, 1805 9th Ave. N., Thurs- day from p.m. to p.m. Held in eo-opei'alion with the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded, stu- dents will present and. an educational television a program program will be held. By GREG McINTYRE EDMONTON say that land use regulations in Al- berta are going to be a thorny issue is an understatement. Talk of land use to combat rising land costs atid the erosion of coen space is all the rage and nowhere without high emotions. Tlic boldest step has been taken by the government of British Columbia which react- ed lo the cries of planners and conservationists by freezing the sale of all farm- land. Farmers parlicularily Ihose wanting to sell or sub- divide found Iheir toss stepped on hardest and react- ed with angry threats to march on the legislature. The freeze in B.C. is lo continue, however, until a commission is established with powers to preserve land lor agriculture, parks and "greenbelts" around urban areas. In Alberta farmers acled iirst and talked later. They marched on the legis- lature protesting (he lack of regulations needed lo save farmland from communal and corporate ownership. It's to be hoped that a study of rural land use proposed by the Lougheed government in response to the protest won't just be a diversionary tactic to take pressure off the gov- ernment to do something. There's also a danger that Ihe hullaballoo about the "Hulterife menace" could ob- scure the need lor a good look at the larger issue of land use. The premier made a coura- geous start by telling the more than 300 demonstrators who marched on Ihe legisla- ture that discriminatory laws like the Communal Properties Act will not be accepted in a civilized society. It's to be hoped he'll show the same fortitude when the time comes to take some ac- tion to preserve small com- munities and the famiV farm against large land holders. It's going to be tough. Free enterprise and the right to private land owners- ship are deeply held beliefs in this last-stronghold against "suffocating socialism." Regulations if unpopular are at least being discuss- ed in many parts of the prov- ince at present. At a land use seminar in Edmonton last week Dr. C. F. Bcnlley, head of soil science at the University of Alberla, remarked "I'd like lo see us get a lillle tough wilh stupidity we must ston clods from doing things wilh our land which threat- ens Us future.'1 NDP leader Grant Notley, reacting to the provincial gov- ernment's proposed land stuciy, spoke ot "mindless ur- banization" moving out from the cities destroying valuable farmland. At a Medicine Hat confer- ence on recreation and open space Dr. Chester Beatty of the University of Lethbridge gpoeranhy department declar- ed that western Canada is no longer blessed with an abun- dance li available recreation- s'! land a myth that never- tireless persists in some cir- cles. The platitude about "better use of land" is no longer enough. Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer summed it up during a speech in tbe legislature last week. He said regula- tions are coming bul they are in conflict with the pion- eer spirit that is still very nr.ich alive in Alberta. He said many people have been throwing the term 'land use regulations' around rather loosely. Your forefath- ers and mine came to west- Canada because they could own their own land, because Ihe land was Ihere to own, they could farm it and have control over it that is pretty deeply ingrained in me. am also concerned every time I see a highway through some black soil surely a highway could go on Ihe rock pile over there some- where rather than right in the jnirWe of that nice field. "When you start talking about land use. my advise would be to think through clearly and specifically what you're talking about. In the future we may have to come to some land-use legisla- (ion (bul) I would hone (onlv) after a good look at the im- plications of that kind of legislation." The vacancy In the Cal- gary Foothills riding caus- ed by the death of Telephones and Utilities Minister Len Werry came up briefly dur- ing the Social Credit caucus Friday. The pros and cons of Ihe Sacred Party leader rrithcut a seat, Werner Schmidl, con- testing the consliluency were nu'.Lled over to no conclus- ion. Observers sec it as a tough one for the Socreds and speculate lhat the party would b? wire to have a Sacred MLA step down Cypress, Lethbridge Eaet, Taber-War- ner? and make it a two- seat byelectiori. The New Democrats are likefy to he in tire Calgary contest when it comes perhap's wilh Nancy Eng, a Calgary teacher and president of the provincial NDP party organ- ization. Liberal leedcr Bob Russell there are currently no Liberals in the legislature says he'll run. A possible Socred is Bill Downton, a Calgary lawyer who unsuccessfully sought the party presidency at the re- cent partv convention. It's unlikely the Tories, still by Mi-. Werry's dealh, have even started thinking about a replacement. A by- eiection isn't likely to be called until the legislature ad- journs and the seat probably could be left vacant until an early general election. Al "Boomer" Adair, mini- ster without portfolio respon- sible for northern develop- ment, must be wondering' if his request for the RCMP to investigate three Slave Lake residents will ever be forgot- ten. Uncle Charlie, an irrever- ent cartoon character in the Slave Lake newspaper, had Mr. Adair on his mind in this week's issue. The cartoon caplion read: Charlie says with due respect for the late minister, I suggest Boomer Adair be made the new telephones min- ster. That way he wouldn't have to bother the he could just tap everyone's line French farm researcher to speak here March 26 A member of the National In- stitute for Agronomic Research in Paris, France, will address the agricultural community and general public in Letn- bridge March 26 at Even Erick- sen's Family Restaurant. The address, one of H pre- Gov't studies exchange The ment of Alberta Agriculture Depart- Wednes- day will make a statement con- cerning its involvement in the recently opened Alberta Com- modities Exchange Ltd. in Ed- monton. John Channon, Alberta Grain Commissioner, met with agri- culture minisler Dr. Hugh Horner Friday morning to dis- cuss government involvement in the venture. A meeting between govern- bours and refreshments will be I ment and the principals of the served I commodity exchange was to NO. U SQUADRON AIR CADETS PARADE EVERY TUESDAY EVENING AT 7 P.M. throCadeti on picked up by Irampcri at various points throughout city between and p.m. Coll Com- manding Officer, Captain N. Bullied, Dayi 3J7-111O, Evenings 328-6759 for further information. REHABILITATION SOCIETY of LETHBRIDGE 1261 2nd Ave. A. N. Requires 1. A Secretary Receptionist 2. A Supervisor (Male) Applicant must be interested in working with the handicapped. Employment commences April 2. Salary negotiable 'with experience. Send complele resume to: Director, 1261 2nd Ave. A N. have been held Friday aEter- noon. Dr. Glen Purnell, deputy agriculture minister, told The Herald late Friday afternoon that a statement would be made Wednesday. Originally, Brian Stecyk had been named registrar of exchange by Mr. Channon. He was later withdrawn from the position pending the stand tak- en by government. The exchange will deal in wheat, oats and barley for live- stock feeders only subject to regulations of the Canadian wheat board. Other commodi- ties include alfalfa pellets, rapaseed, meal, grass seed, honey, buckwheat, mus- Conslruction triples Construction in the cdty last month more than tripled the output of a year ago. During February, 78 build- ing permits were issued at city hall for construction totalling bringing the figure for the year to. which is slightly higher than after the first two months of 1072. February of last year saw worth of construction started. A permit for con- struction of the final phase of the International Distillers Can- ada Ltd. plant in the in- dustrial park was the largest single permit issued. Housing contractors look out 23 permits totalling Construction started last month on four duplexes worth tard, canned meal, canned vegetables and sheep and hog carcasses. All producers and buyers are eligible to trade upon payment of an annual service charge of says Rene Blais, exchange secretary. Mr. Blais says buyers will pay to the exchange one per cent of the dollar value of the commodity traded. sentations by Denis R. Berg- man in a cross-Canada lecture tour, is sponsored by the Agri- cultural Institute of Canada. About 100 persons are expect- ed to attend the supper meet- ing, starting at 6-.30 p.m. Mr. Bergman has extensive experience as n teacher, re- searcher and administrator and has been a member of United Nations food and agriculture or- ganization, This is the fourth time the lecture series has been present- ed in Lelhbridge. 300 SUNGLASSES to chooie from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX Something It Happening A1 30" Range Hoods Ductless, charcoal filler 1.95 29 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3777, Open Monday thru Friday a.m. to p.m. Saturday o.m. to p.m. FREE DELIVERY "CHARGEX" Attend the BLOOD DONOR GYM 1 CIVIC CENTRE LETHBRIDGE TUESDAY, MARCH 6 6 to 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 1 to 3 p.m and 6 to 9 p.m. THURSDAY, MARCH 8 9.30 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. CLINIC ;