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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, March 11, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 19 U.S. television industry confused says former NBCer Chet Huntley By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer SHELBY, Montana - The television industry in the United States is thoroughly confused, said Chet Huntley, partner of the former two-man NBC newscasting team Hunt-ley-Brinkley, in an interview Wednesday. In tiiis northwest Montana city to speak to the Shelby Chamber of Commerce annual CHET HUNTLEY dinner, Mr. Huntley said Hie recent ruling by the U.S. Fed' eral Communications Commission to turn over 3% hours per week prime time to local producers is going to hurt the industry. "Thir ruling, combined with the loss of advertising revenue from tobacco companies and a general recession in the economy, is putting the industry in a tight economic situation," he "The growth of cable television and the cassette business is adding to the confusion." In response to a rumor that he would take over the master of ceremonies job for the NBC Today Show, he said, "No. I have no appetite to go back to New York." He said he feels U.S. Vice-President Spiro Agnew is against the press. "Agnew feels he has been mistreated and mauled by the press," he said. "Some of this criticism is warranted but Mr. Agnew has been wrong on several counts to deserve some of the treatment." He said former President Harry S. Truman was the easiest political personality he had interviewed. "You always came back with a story. "Because of the insulated and isolated situation with Eisenhower, he was the hard- est political figure to get information from." \ As a correspondent in the South Pacific during Second World W a r, communications presented the biggest block to effective reporting. He said all reporters had to get back to an Allied base before he could transmit the information. This made most stories dated. He told the 300 banquet guests of one assignment he considered to show greajr injustice - the removal of the Japanese from the west coast to Oregon and Arizona. "Army engineers had moved into the areas and tried to build camps for the people to live in," he said. "In the dry areas, dust was about one foot thick everywhere. "When I went back to the site about two weeks later, these people, who had been shipped out with little or none of their belongings, had curtains on the windows. "They had formed a PX (store), planted lawns and flowers and were using pumps to supply themselves with water." He said he listened to some of the 15 and 16-year-old Japanese youth who asked for legal aid so they could go to Hawaii to enlist in the U.S. Army. "From this beginning, the 442 Combat Infantry was formed. With all Japanese - Americans in the infantry, it became the most highly decorated unit in U.S. military history." Mr. Huntley, who retired from active newscasting in 1970, is the board chairman for the proposed Big Sky recreational development planned for near West Yellowstone, south of Bozeman, Montana. The development will be a major recreation and resort area built on 10,600 acres of land. A 11,200 foot elevation mountain will provide ideal skiing conditions. "We have had experts living on the mountain for the last two winters and they report it will be one of the best areas' in the world," he said. Opening in stages, the golf course, designed by Arnold Palmer Associates, will open this summer. A guest ranch providing swimming, fishing, exercising and relaxing atmosphere, among other things will be open next year. On the pollution aspcet, he said the tertiary sewage system will be the most modern in the satte, costing about $1 million. "Water from (he secondary ponds will be used for. the golf course and water from the third ponds will be used as a fish hatchery," he said. "Tourism is the best of all industries this state should look into. It necessitates no heavy industry, its participants do not put a heavy call on local health or welfare agencies, and people using the industry just leave a few tracks in the snow and a few dollars in the tills." He said the University of Montana has 13 study teams using his land. "These students are there to tell us if we are doing things wrong. Apparently we haven't yet." County sets annual meet The County of Lethbridge will hold its annual meeting March 20, 1 p.nv in the Picture Butte school auditorium. The agenda for the meeting includes the county's financial report, chairman of the school board report, agricultural service board report, the municipal chairman's report and the reeve's report. The meeting is open to the public. $5,000 scholarship awarded to former resident of city A former city resident, Donald J. H. Higgins, now studying for his Ph.D. at Carleton University, Ottawa, has been awarded a $5,000 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship. Mr. Higgins is one of the limit of five persons to receive such a scholarship in Ontario. The award is based on scholastic ability of those students of the humanities, social sciences or mathematics. His Ph.D. studies are in the development and measurement of community identity at the local government level. He was born in Lethbridge, graduated from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, has a 8A degree from Queens University, Kingston, Ont., and an MA from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, Mr. Higgins married Pat Downs of Lethbridge. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Higgins, 1809 7th Ave. S. Cadet news Members of No. 2296 Army Cadet Corps will parade Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Lethbridge armory at Kenyan Field according to training orders cut by Capt. N. E. Price, commanding officer. Transport is laid on. PRINCIPAL CROP Though corn did not spread throughout Europe until the 16th century, it had long been the principal food crop of the Mayas, Aztecs, Incas and other Indian tribes. Moore company awaits equipment A spokesman for Moore Business Forms Ltd. says the firm is still awaiting confirmation on a delivery date for equipment for a new plant in Lethbridge. S. B. Pollard, company vice-president, said that until this had been settled there could be no decision on a starting date for construction of the planned business forms manufacturing plant at 2925 5th Ave. N. He said the firm was hoping Sappers headed by Sehandor Former sergeant-major of the 33 F i e 1 d Engineer Squadron ROE (M), A. W. (Joe) Sehandor is the new president cf the Lethbridge Sappers Association. He succeeds N. H. Noss, the charter president. The association comprises of members of the now-disbanded militia unit which at one time was the largest squadron of its kind in Canada with strength of nearly 250. Other officers for the 1970-71 term are R. A. Hutton, vice-president, and L. M. Grant secretary-treasurer. Executive members include Jim Brown, Albert Hing, John H. McColl, David Martin, John Credico, Eric Christie and Dan Bodell. A spaghetti dinner and social evening will be held Saturday in the sergeants mess in the Lethbridge armory starting at 8 p.m. The annual banquet and dance is slated for June, the date and place to be announced later. to start construction this summer and be in production by the spring of 1972. No construction contracts had been awarded, he said. Mr. Pollard said the problem was that an economic slowdown in the United States had caused a production cutback at the factory in New Hampshire (a Moore subsidiary) that produces the custom-made equipment. City council in November extended the building commitment completion date to April 30, 1972 when the delay in equip ment delivery became known. The company has received an incentive grant of $481,500 from the federal government, based on a capital cost of $2,-446,000 and 85 jobs to be created by the new plant. Panel featured at John Howard Friday meeting A panel, looking into the Ju venile Delinquents Act pertain ing to young offenders, will highlight the annual meeting of the John Howard Society of Alberta, Lethbridge council, in the Gas Company Auditorium Friday at 8 p.m. Two members of the panel will be Lethbridge Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson and Lethbridge lawyer Richard Wil liams. Doug Walker of The Herald will moderate the panel. Written reports dealing with different aspects of John Howard work will be distributed and election of board members will be held. Craig Reid, executive director of John Howard, will be in attendance. 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