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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta PLANNING A TRIP? For All Travel Arrangements, Accomodations and Passports CONTACT ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village - Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, March 6, 1971 PAGES 13 TO 28 It's a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE 1 Keift&ky fried �UAai (Special Price* on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 If You Ask Me.. By HERB JOHNSON TTJE nation-wide Committee for an Independent Canada has begun to get organized in Lethbridge. Petitions have been circulated, asking for support An organizational meeting has been held. As I understand it, the committee wants just what it says - an independent Canada, free from for eign economic exploitation and outside influence of all kinds. Canada for Canadians and everyone else keep out. Count me out. ? ? ? The battle to get rid of American economic domination (the U.S. is the big bogeyman) is a losing battle, and I'm not interested in losing battles. If the cause were one I felt to be just and worthy, I might lend my support, despite a natural tendency to avoid any kind of hassle. In this case, the battle is based on something which is obviously not a worthy cause. It is based on national pride, pure and simple. National pride (one of the more obvious causes of war) at a time when our shrinking globe can ill afford any activity on the part of any country that looks even remotely like it might be war-like. I'm not saying the committee is about to declare war. I am saying nationalism is outmoded and extremely disfunctional as far as today's world is concerned. ? ? * We are supposed to be moving toward world peace. Nations that go around proclaiming their feelings of national pride are not helping the cause. It is foolish to become concerned with preserving the iden tity of a nation when the real question is world survival. The most ridiculous part is that we are already under heavy American cultural influence and have been for some time. Why worry? Even if we become a part of the United States we wouldn't change that much, although our economic position might improve if we were with the States, rather than fighting them off. There are easily recognizable differences in culture within the United States. Montana is not the same as Georgia. Suppose we went so far as to join the U.S. Could we not be different from the other states? Why are we so uptight about our precious Canadian,identity? .Pride is one of the seven deadly sins. Why not swallow ours and apply for statehood? Boarding house not closing Contrary to a story carried in The Herald last month, a boarding house run by Mrs. Julia Fischer of Lethbridge is not expected to close down. Mrs. Fischer told The Herald the report of her ceasing opera- see us for fast, expert PHOTO NISHING Anglo Distributors Stereo t Photographic Centre 419 5th Street South Phono 328-6922 I tions in the near future was not I true and that she had rooms available. Similar operations run by Mrs. Mary Gall and Mrs. Ann Foley also have space most of the time. All three have rooms available at the present time Mrs. Foley said she "didn't know what the fuss was about" regarding rooms for transients The original story quoted May Thurston, supervisor of the local AID centre, as expressing concern over a possible lack of accommodation for such people. SMILEY'S PLUMBING basement bathrooms remodelling Phone 328-2176 COMPLETE AIR CONDITIONING FEDOR'S REFRIGERATION Ph. 327-5816 C & A Sheet Metal Ph. 328-5973 PHONE 'N' EAT # Tantalizing Chinese Food # Lotus Sunshine Fried Chicken Delivered to your door steaming hot No Delivery Charge for Orders over $3.50 JUST CALL | Jfc T I I C Acro" 327-0240 OR I I I I I I' % From The 327-2297 L \^ | %J CPR Depot Open Weekdays 7 a.m.  2 a.m. - Sundays 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. uvJi?^^** ST* J0HN AMWN-ANCB WORKERS VOL- rod Leinweber and Alex Mcintosh are ready for regisrro- UNTEER BLOOD - Eleanor Holroyd, right, Lethbridge Red tion. Twelve men and six women, of the brigade donated Cross committee secretary, welcomes Gerry De Heer - blood to help topple the 950-pint quota with a total of the first of 18 St. John Ambulance Brigade members to 1,130 pints. It's the most blood at one clinic since 1964. give blood at the clinic this week. John Mass, left, Con- Aim is better visibility Work plan set on intersection bylaw By HERB JOHNSON Herald City Hall Reporter The city administration apparently intends to move carefully in implementing bylaw 2897, which regulates trees, fences and other obstructions at intersections. The caution evidenced in executive order No. 8 which delegates implementation of the bylaw to the engineering director, echoes city council's reluctance to come to a quick decision on the matter. Council first brought the matter up early last summer, then tabled it in order to gauge public reaction and more accurately assess the situation. The bylaw was given third and final reading Feb. 9. City Manager Tom Nutting's executive order regarding implementation lists the immediate steps to be taken. The first move will be to notify all owners of serviced but undeveloped corner lots of the contents of the bylaw. B a s i c a 11 y, the bylaw prohibits obstructions within 25 feet of intersections. The corner, from which the distance is measured, is defined as that point where the two edges of the usable roadway nearest the property intersect. No trees, shrubs or hedges may be allowed to grow to a height of more than three feet above the established elevation of the centre point of the intersection. Trees shall be trimmed so that branches are not closer than five feet from the eleva- tion of the centre of the intersection. The bylaw applies equally to trees and shrubbery planted before the bylaw was passed. In addition to notifying the owners of underdeveloped lots so that they may plan their landscaping accordingly, the engineering department is to prepare a list of all lots in the city that contravene the bylaw. No immediate steps apparently will be taken in the downtown area. Mr. Nutting's instructions state that while many commercial buildings in the downtown area could be said to be interfering with good visibility and safe traffic flow, the intent of the bylaw has been interpreted to apply to obstructions to visibility in areas where motorists would not normally expect them, that is, outside the commercial dis trict. Once the list of lots that contravene the bylaw has been prepared the city will send out notices of violation to the owners. This is to be done in the first part of May. Compliance with the bylaw Is ex pected within 45 days in those cases where trees, shrubs or whatever can be easily removed. If no action Is taken by the owner a second notice will be sent. If nothing is done within 30 days the city may then remove theobstruction and charge the expense to the owner. Up to one year will be allow Warm trend in offing Warmer, more seasonable temperatures are expected to prevail in southern Alberta today and Sunday, with the retreat of the cold Artie high and the advance of a Pacific low. As the low pressure system settles itself, skies will remain mostly clear, and winds will pick up from the west at about 20 m.p.h. and gusting. The high and low temperatures should be 35 above and 10 above respectively. Temperatures Sunday should be near 40 above during the day, dropping down to about 15 above overnight. Friday's high and low temperatures were 24 above and four below. Record temperatures for March 6 are 65 above set in 1905 and 36 below set in 1951. OUR OSCAR "I'll be glad when the chinooks are back to stay. Then I won't have to chew my milk every morning." AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES Enhance the looks and Increase the efficiency of your office with new office furniture from CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 306 13th ST. N. PHONE 327-4591 Free Customer Parking At The Rear Of Our Store. ed for the removal of fences, walls and other expensive obstructions that contravene the bylaw. Mr. Nutting says a public meeting may be held to explain the bylaw and its implementation if this is felt to be necessary. Further evidence of the city's concern for the rights of the individual comes from John Hammond, city solicitor. At the time the bylaw was passed Mr. Hammond told city council he felt it should contain some provisions for citizens to appeal if they felt the bylaw was unfair in their par-ticiular case. Mr. Hammond told The Herald the city had to follow the Municipal Government Act and that until something could be worked out with the department of municipal affairs no such provision could be written into the bylaw. He said negotiations had been started with the department on the matter. Not same man Robert W. Thompson of 1024 13th St. S. is not the same man reported in Thursday's Herald regarding a magistrate's court case. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 Govt, appoints Hutton Cities, teachers face conciliation John R. Hutton, a Calgary labor relations officer has been appointed as conciliation officer in the Lethbridge and Medicine Hat joint teachers' contract negotiations. The announcement was' made Friday by the Alberta department of labor, following application earlier in the week by the two cities' school baords, although the Alberta Teachers' Association hati opposed the application. John Boras, chairman of the Lethbridge separate school board and vice-chairman of the trustees' negotiating committee, said the negotiations sessions had "developed loggerheads" and nothing further could be gained by more face-to-face talk. Joe Berlando, the Alberta Teachers' Association negotiator, protested that teachers and trustees "haven't even finished bargaining all of the proposals in our contracts yet." Mr. Berlando told The Herald Friday the department of labor views the situation as one it can find a solution to "because the two parties have come to agreement on a number of the issues. However, he said, two issues seem almost insurmountable: the rights of teachers to be consulted by trustees' concerning policy changes, and several working conditions, particularly school hours. Meanwhile, the ATA is awaiting the decision by Mr. Hutton, also the conciliation officer in the dispute between the Southern Alberta School Authorities Association and about 1,300 southern Alberta teachers outside of Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. Mr. Berlando said a decision is expected this weekend and should be announced early next week. He said Mr. Hutton may make recommendations concerning specific terms of contract settlement, or the establishment of a full conciliation committee to review all aspects of the dispute. The SASAA region is the largest of eight regional bargaining setups in Alberta this year, and Mr. Berlando said it is the regional bargaining and larger city areas which have involved the most-troubled negotiations, from both a teacher and a trustee point of view. None have yet been settled on a regional basis. Many school boards this year opted to bargain on a regional basis instead of individually, with the new Alberta School Act's sections placing negotiating under the Labor Act. the Labor Act allows regional bargaining, which the old School Act would not permit under normal circumstances. About 6,600 of Alberta's 23,-000 teachers are involved in regional bargaining. Minor injuries Randy Thorn, 8, of 1232 8 Ave. N., was treated for minor injuries and released from St. Michael's General Hospital late Friday, after the bicycle on which he was riding was in collision with a car driven by Allan James Burrows of the city, at 9th Ave. and 12 St. A. N. There was no damage. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. PHONE 327-2822 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LIMITED STAN WORBOYS, President  OFFICE DESKS  OFFICE SEATING  FILING CABINETS * STEEL SAFES  TYPEWRITERS  ADDING MACHINES  VERIFAX It BANDA  PHOTOCOPIERS  TIME CLOCKS  STENOCORD DICTATING MACHINES  STENORETTE DICTATING! MACHINES FINE OFFICE FURNITURE , T� VU1 Supply All Yw OHie, Nuif . . . PS. Ml But * Blonit Stcrtltrjl THE FINEST IN OFFICE FURNISHINGS P.O. Box ttt II*  THi %tnt f., lli ItkrWf* 328-7411 NO STRINGS ATTACHED We invite you to come in and browse through our MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS We II let you blow, plink, plunk and even pick at our instruments. SO DROP IN TODAY -NO STRINGS ATTACHED!! OH, BY THE WAY, We do stock strings along with our other musical supplies. Cor. 3rd Ave. and 13th St. S. Phone 327-1056 ONCE IN A LIFETIME PHOTOGRAPHS DESERVE MORE THAN A ONCE IN A WHILE PHOTOGRAPHER (HOWEVER WELL MEANING). BE SURE WITH - A. E. *\Terr\j land's cross 'photography JZtJ9 Lethbridge 327-2673 - Taber 223-2402 ;