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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 "THE LEIHBRlDGt HERAID Tuesday, Morch 6, 1973-- pension not likely in near The Old Ago Security Pension i senior citizens was raised lion (ax be removed from resi- mimmum across Canada won't it would mean (lie income tux dcnlial property. This would be raised to in the near paid by all other Canadians j mean an average of per future because (here is only so much money to go around. John Turner, federal minis- ter of the department of fi- nance, told a delegation from Ibe National Pensioners and Senior Citizens' Federation in Ottawa (he government has only so much nionev to allo- cate. Ele lold the group there are other people to look after such would he raised Hi per cent each. Mamie Goddard of Fort Mac- leod. nalionat secretary for (he federation, said Monday the brief also called for the an- nual increase in Hie pension to be in line immediately with Ihe increase in the cost of living. Now, the increase in the pen- sion occurs about six months later llian the cost of living, blind persons, the haudi- slio said. capped and young mothers The brief, compiled from re- without bread uitmers- j solutions presented ai the fed- He said if the pension for oration's annual meeting last fall in Char lot town. Prince Ed- ward Island, also asked that the injured in bike-car collision. of control on pension be paid to women at age 60. Mrs. said the dele- gation was told "it would be a i terrible economic disaster IE f the women wage earners over i years were taken out of the' labor market." i She then suggested to Mr. Turner that the pension A 12-year-old Lethbridge boy j for women be lowered from 65 received undetermined head in- juries following a bicycle car collision Monday at the corner oi 15 Ave. and 22nd St. S. Ron Vervoort, son of and Mrs. Guy Vervoort. of 2118 I8tb Ave. S., was riding his bicycle northbound on 22nd St. when it was in collision a car driven by 17-year-old Caroline Ann Passey. 2137 9th Ave. B S. The boy was taken to St. Michael's General Hospital for observation. years one year at a time until the pension age of GO was reach- ed. David Lewis, leader of the New Democratic Party, attend- ing the brief presentation, was very enthusiastic about the idea of lowering the down- ward, said Mrs. Goddard. Other points covered in the brief include: Old Age Security Pen- Kevisiou court a I cily hall this week The court of revision will conclude its sitting Wed- nesday and Thursday morning in council chambers at ci' hall. The three member pane sion should be lax exempt, e Ths annual guaranteed in- come supplement should be j portable outside of Canada as well as be twccn pro vine es. Now, pensioners can leave for ilieir native lands and receive the pension but not the guar- anteed income supplement.. G The income tax exemption should be raised to for a single person and for y couple. o hen one spouse of a married couple dies, the pen- sion of the deceased should senior citizen. Low rent housing for sen- ior citizens which would lake the form of apartment blocks and lodges. 9 Some typi drugs, eye glasses and dentures which are vital to senior citi- zens. The brief stated thai fancy packaging is adding fo the cost of drugs and other vital commodities when all the pensioners need is the contents. 6 Reduced air, bus and rail rates for senior citizens across Canada. 9 An increased grant for cancer research to a level suf- ficient to carry on an efficient rese arch progra m. Some form of rental ccn- trol. The delegation was told rental controls were a provin- cial matter. Quebec is now the only province to have rental controls for senior citizens. Other members of the delegation included Sandy San- dercock of Lethbridge, repre- senting the Alberta Provincial Pensioners and Senior Citizens1 Assiciation and representatives from Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and P.E.I. Other members of the nation- al federation represented in the delegation included President J. L. Lerette of Toronto, sec- ond vice-president John Gayne of Moncton, New Brunswick, second vice-president C, Frank Way, of Vancouver, and treas- urer Lillian Brown of Surrey, Summer sessions begin May 7 The University of Let h- bridge's summer s ession pro- gram wilt run from May 7 to August 17. Defined as summer sessions Defined as summer se carry on for sis months to T d m lh f L accict Inn nArcnn icif-Vi ov. of local residents, which met all last week and Ihe first two days of this week, hears prop- erty owners who take issue with the asses s ment put on their property for 1973. The panel decides whether assist the person left with ex- penses incurred. Airs. Goddard said the government suggested it might be in favor of a three- month extension of the pension. mer credit program offers 80 arts and science and education courses. Five of these courses will be held off campus in cen- tres such as Brooks, Medicine me panel decides wnetner ri 77 the assessment, on which prop-11' ftlllfH' I'ff III erty Hat. Vulcan and i Tuition fees for all courses, except those in physical acti- vity, are SS5; tuition for phy- sical activity is U of L residences will be available for out-of-Eown students. taxes are based, should or murder case Now In Operation PARK ELECTRIC 717 17th St. N. Ph. 328-89B1 or 328-7814 Commercial and Residential Work A 2-1-year-old Medicine Hat tnan charged with the non- capital murder of his two-year- old son was remanded in pro- vincial court in Medicine Hat Monday to March 12, without plea and election, I Harvey Eason was charged 1 after his son, Rodney Eason, died in a Medicine Hat, hospi- tal Feb. 24 of internal injur- ies. No application for bail was made Monday and Eason will remain in custody. Thieves take A break in Monday niglit at Herman's Auto Service, 2019 2nd Ave. S. netted thieves about 567. Entry was apparently gained through a rear window, and the cash was taken from the A police investigation is con- tinuing. AT YOUR SERVICE Home Improvement Deportment Whatever Your Building Requirements May Be Extra Bathroom Rumpus Room Miscellaneous Remodelling We will be pleased Jo quote you on the material you require or on the COMPLETE JOB INCLUDING Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, etc. Year of the Water Ox A Year's c e I e- bration that dates back for centuries was cele- brated in the Tabor Ls- gion Hall Monday night, About 70 Tibefan fmmi- granls, driven from Jheir homeland by political unrest, ushered in I h u Year of the Water Ox during o colorful Bud- dhist ceremony. The Tib- etans, pictured at top, sing a prayer dressed in ceremonial robes and scarves. At right, 1 h e throne of the dalai lama, which is Ihe Tibetan Buddhism equivalent of (he Christian aUar. Be- low, an offering of food, and a curtain which is traditionally hung over .the doorway at New Years. An 18-yeav-olci Calgary ytiulh j charged with break, enter, and tlieJL at the A and W on Scenic Drive Feb. 11, was found guilty of the charge in provincial court Monday, and was sen- tenced to nine months in jail. Terry Dale Warr had orig- inally pleader! guilty to Ihe cf- hut later changed his plea to net guiiLy. A statement made by Warr shortly after his arrest was read in court and indicated that ho had waited outside the drive-in white another person CHARGEX Lumber Co. Ltd. 2ml Ave. and I31h St. 5. Phone 328-3301 "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 1925" REHABILITATION SOCIETY of LETHBRiDGE 1761 2nd Ave. A. N. Requires 1. A Secretary Receptionist 2. A Supervisor (Male) Applicants must lie rnlerosled in svorking with the handicapped. Employment commences April 2. Salary negotiable with experience. Send complete resume to: Director, 1261 2nd Ave. A N. broken in and rifled I'.ic! cigarelLe machine. Wan- and tlia other person, i who has not been located, then split the proceeds about the other person left the city. Before he sentenced Warr, Provincial Judge C. B. Mac- donell was told that at the time of the break-in, Warr was serving two-years probation on a Red Deer charge of false pretences. Rovers here April 9 The singing group, the Irish j Rovers, will be in Lcthbridge April 9. i The group will play a con- cert as part of lour of western Canada. Burning Rectal Itch Relieved In Minutes This Special Hcruorrhoid Remedy Contains A Unique Healing Substance That Relieves Pain As It Shrinks Hemorrhoids One of tlic most common of- over ft period of many flictions is a condition known months. Furthermore, those as "Itching Piles." 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Its germ-killing from home) or Preparation properties also help prevent II Ointment with special ap- infrction. plica Lor, Available at nil drug In one hemorrhoid counters, Satisfaction or after another "very striking your money refmvind, improvement" was reported, Thisimprovemcntwasrnain- tnined in cases where clinical observations were continued ;