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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Provincial PCs said no further ahead than at last election By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Riding the coat-tails of Premier Peter Lougheed is not the way to crack the solid Socred South, Lethbridge West Conservatives were told Monday. "I don't see us any further ahead than at the last Richard Barton, defeated Conservative candidate in the ad- joining Lethbridge East constituency, told the Conservatives' annual meeting. "Are there any specific plans to overcome the complacency of Conservatives in Southern he asked Bob Babki, guest speaker and regional director of four southern provincial constituencies for the party. If the Conservatives were "going to .attempt to ride in on the coat-tails of the premier instead of organizing it was a serious situatipn, Mr. Barton charged. "It will get more serious if we don't grapple with it today." He was joined in the Conservative call to arms by Mr. Babki himself, Dwight Jen- sen, the new constituency association president, and Eva MacLean, honored by the association Monday for her long service to the party in Lethbridge. Mr. Babki said members of the party in Edmonton were "concerned" by the complacent attitude of Southern Alberta Conservatives. In his address to the meeting before the question of complacency was raised by Mr. Barton, Mr. Babki said Premier Lougheed had "strongly suggested" that a minimum of three candidates be found to contest nominations in constituencies without a sitting Conservative member. A preferable number would be seven or eight. Mr. Babki, chairman of the Lethbridge Community College board of governors, said associations should be nominating this summer and fall in anticipation of an election next spring. He said two persons have so far decided to seek the nomination in Lethbridge East. Richard Davidson, outgoing Lethbridge West association president, said several persons have expressed interest in that nomination, but that no commitments have been made. Mr. Jensen, 31, the personnel director for municipal hospitals in Lethbridge, said the association must achieve "much more participation from the people in the constituency." He said it would take a great deal of work to elect a good candidate and that he would commit himself to that goal. In an interview after the meeting, Mr. Jensen said the association could not depend on Mr. Lougheed's charisma. "We must rely on the local organization and then I am sure we can get a candidate he said. "Our greatest problem is our Mrs. MacLean, who was awarded a lifetime membership in the association Monday, told members. "I'm not with people more than 20 minutes before I know whether they're Conservatives or she said. "I think we are apologetic in our approach. We have to have a firmer, sounder belief in ourselves if we are to go out and get more members." Elizabeth IJeArmond, president of the women's federal constituency association, protested that she would "take offence" at any suggestion that the last provincial campaign was not well organized, or that the association members did not "get out and work." She said that if the provincial party had had better communication with its Southern Alberta associations, "we could have got in." "I don't think it would have mattered what we said Mr. Davidson. "They weren't voting for people, but for a party. We didn't have a chance but we have a chance this time to elect candidates '-om both ridings." Lethbridge West is now represented by Dick Gruenwald, and Lethbridge East by John Anderson, both Social Credit. All 12 provincial constituencies south of Calgary are represented by Social Credit members. The association elected the following persons to its executive: Dwight Jensen, president; Roy Krahn, Lester Spackman, Lorene McCready and Keith DeArmond, vice-presidents; Ernest Mardon, treasurer; Arleen Albeiz, secretary; Elizabeth DeArmond, Keith Dys, Julius Gal, Joe Montgomery, Mrs. C. Patterson, Robert Budd, Marie Krahn, Dave Carlson and Fred Bitango, directors. DWIGHT JENSEN District The Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, March 5, 1974 Pages 13-24 Relic or harbinger? A relic of days past, or a hint of things to come? This left- over from the days of Air Canada flights to the city now sits in a welder's yard at 28th Street and 5th Avenue N. City officials, how- ever, are hopeful they can eventually persuade Air Canada or some other airline to tie Lethbridge into an east-west, Van- couver-Regina service. In more immediate aviation matters, they'll meet with Pacific Western Airline's officials Thursday to discuss that company's application for a Lethbridge-Calgary route in competition with Time Air. Canadians must decide on energy issues Canadians must make the decision to develop the energies they are going to need or to stop everything for environmental studies, says a prominent Canadian oilman. "We have to, as a country, make a decision are we going to develop the energies we are going to need or buy from the Arabs? We must balance this with stopping everything to do a lot of studies." W. B. Dingle told about 50 students at. the Lethbridge Community College Monday. Mr. Dingle, who is the Alberta corporate chairman of Imperial Oil. said hearings for a proposed gas pipeline route from the Mackenzie Delta could drag on for one or two years. But if Canadians want the energy they are going to need, they have got to get busy. Mr. Dingle didn't think the environmental hearings should be speeded up but said there are a lot of uninformed people who are concerned about the environment but didn't know what was going on who could slow the hearings down. Mr. Dingle warned that "we are self-sufficient in energy. We can be. but it will require a tremendous amount of participation and co- operation." By 1984. the demand for oil west of the Ottawa Valley and including a portion of the Montreal market will exceed supplies from established oil- producing areas in Canada. This demand will be met with oil from the Athabasca Tai Sainis and the western Arctic. Mr. Dingle said. On another issue. Mr. Dingle didn't foresee any problems with the federal government plans to set up a national petroleum company. If the government operates using the same ground rules as the other oil companies the oil companies would be able to compete, Mr. Dingle told the Herald. Asked about producing companies withholding supplies of gasoline to force prices up. Mr. Dingle said it was against the law. If he's at a meeting with another oil company and there is a discussion of prices he has to get up and leave. Imperial Oil makes IVi cents, on every gallon of gasoline it sells but it makes a profit because of the large volume of gasoline it sells. Mr. Dingle predicted coal gasification would be the main competition for arctic gas in the near future. Canada has great coal reserves, mostly in Alberta, and this coal could be made into gas and oil almost as cheaply as bringing them down from the arctic. Mr. Dingle praised the Alberta department of the environment. He said its regulations were tough but fair and the department was living up to a statement made by Minister Bill Yurko that Alberta was going to have the toughest environment regulations in the world. New projects planned City birth control centre to expand An increased number of volunteers has allowed the Lethbridge Birth Control and Information Centre to expand its programs, a program co- ordinator at the centre says. Maryhelen Vicars says the centre is beginning life education programs at the rehabilitation workshop, and at Sunrise Ranch for the Rehabilitation Society and the Association for the Mentally Retarded. The centre is also starting pre-natal classes for unmarried women and sexuality seminars for adults. The centre has been able to include programs in these, areas because of the varied1 experience of new volunteers, Ms. Vicars says. Three volunteers with family life education experience are co-ordinating the adult sexuality seminars. The seminars include presentations for parents, couples and general interest in sexuality. The series of discussions, films and slides deal with communication, sexual response and function, relationships and problems and methods of teaching children about sexuality. The classes beginning at the rehabilitation workshop focus on "life education" and not sexuality. Ms. Vicars says the program is designed to develop social skills for the handicapped at the workshop. Those participating in the weekly discussions are selected by the staff of the workshop in consultation with parents. The program is not compulsory. The rehabilitation society approached the centre with the idea of the program and it has been specifically designed for the handicapped people in thp workshop, she says. A similar project is being designed for the retarded people at Sunrise Ranch. Another volunteer, Pauline Hoskin, a public health nurse, will co-ordinate the pre-natal program for unmarried women. 'STICKERS NOT STICKY' "They're as easy as anything to take said Mrs Freda Allen, and Lethbridge West Progressive Conservatives agreed. Waving one of the province's new licence plate foil stickers. Mrs. Allen Monday night convinced the Conservative provincial constituency association to query the wisdom of the updating stickers. "They can come off very easily, are easily stolen from a car parked in a driveway or on the she said Besides, "Next year we're getting yellow and black (licence plates) and those ugly plates will be with us for the next five Another member of the association said the tags stuck fine if the plate underneath were well-cleaned, preferably with alcohol. Someone suggested rum would be best But the association suggested in a motion that the province explore replacing the metal foil renewal tags with metal clip- ons. Dentists urge children to eat well, cut decay Dental health week began Monday and local dentists are urging children to cut down tooth decay "through good eating habits." Bob Kinniburgh, representative for the local dental society, says proper eating habits are as much a part of preventive dentistry as brushing or flossing the teeth. When bacteria in the mouth is exposed to sugar it forms "dextran" which clings to the teeth and forms an ideal "hiding place" for various other mouth bacteria. Attacks on the tooth enamel by these bacteria can1 be kept to a minimum by consuming as few sugar-containing foods as possible. Dentists say sugar- containing foods can be replaced by fruits and vegetables. And parents should turn aside presweetened cereals for their children. In the most popular presweetened cereals, sugar is incorporated directly into the cereal -and thereby not easily soluble making them more decay-causing than cereals to which sugar is added. S Bananas, ice cream, popcorn, trees I Toastmasters for a night Education seminar continues The national perspective of higher education politics will be the topic of discussion at the University of Lethbridge tonight in the final session of the politics of higher education series Peter Roberts, assistant under-secretary with the secretary of slate's cultural branch, will speak at the public session in the Academic Residence Building. By MURDOCH MacLEOD Herald Staff Writer They fidgeted slightly, they stopped in mid-speech from nervousness and some of them could barely see over the podium but these Grade 6 Toastmasters gave a good account of themselves. :g The Lethbrtfge Toastmasters' Club Monday featured a special Education Week program. A class of 28 Grade 6 :j pupils from Allan Watson School gave one- minute talks on subjects ranging from "bananas" and "ice cream" to "a watch and "if I had million Trustees to meet on Games A special joint-meeting of the separate and public school boards is to be held tonight to decide whether or not schools should be closed daring the 1975 Canada Winter Games. If the trustees agree to dose the schools during the games, they are also expected to reach a joint-agreement on how the 1974-75 school calendar will be altered to make up for school time lost during closure. The boards are also expected to decide whether school facilities will be made available to the Winter Games Committee during the period Feb. 10 to Feb. 21, 1975. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in separate school central offices at p.m. They covered a lot of ground in between, including "rulers." "popcorn" and "trees." Toastmaster Bill Oleksy, vice-principal of Watson, has been teaching the class public speaking since September as part of its language arts course. The students' talks followed the standard Toastmaster pattern for table topics, or brief addresses, with two minor variations. One minute was allowed per speaker, rather than two, and there was one evaluator per speaker, not one evaluator for all the speakers Toastmaster president Bob Ackerman says developing knowledge of parliamentary procedure and rules of order is one of the purposes of the And the class provided its own officials for its portion of the meeting, including two sergeants-at-arms and the table topics master. The "grunt counter kept careful track of "uh-er" and similar faults. The grammarian watched for grammatical slips and failed to find any s tie with the Adult Toastmasters. And when the timer signalled the end of the minute, the speaker had to stop. He was "clapped down" drowned with thunderous applause in accepted Toastmaster fashion. There were a few minor slip-ops. A couple of speakers were clapped down. and one girl confidently stated Pierre Trudeau was "our president vice- president uh prime minister." On the whole, the youngsters were a great success with the Toastmasters and the audience of flash-bulb popping parents, wide-eyed younger brothers and sisters. and school officials Toastmaster Mike Toth. assigned to. evaluate the meeting, said they handled themselves very well. "With a littie practice, they'll be really tremendous public said Mr. Toth. f The results of the balloting showed the best public speaker to be Troy Pennock. 11. of 3501 Lakewood Rd S. Troy spoke on "men's describing the various ways it could be worn, including hairpieces for the bald Rhonda Moore. 1007 Lakewood Bivd S was voted the best evaluator. From the podium student Greg Frtan just tall enough ;