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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL PRESENTS mi TRAVEL DISPLAY _ SCENIC MOVIES ON RRITAIN AND EUROPE Thursday, Friday, Saturday - Mar. 18th, t�th, 20th 1:30 p.m.  3:4S p.m.  7:30 p.m. 5?nfr�_ V.,lto�� - PImim 32S-3201 or 32M1I4 V/Mt End The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, March 18,1971 PAGES 13 TO 28 It's a GREAT DAY to fff SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE K^tuAy fried �M*k�i (Special Prices en Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 Canadian chamber head here May 3 Gordon Archibald, Canadian president of the Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to attend a general meeting of the Lethbiidge Chamber of Commerce May 3.' Wilf Bowns, chamber mana-ager, speaking Wednesday at the regular monthly meeting of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, said this will be Mr. Archibald's first trip to Lethbridge, and will be his only trip to Alberta this year. The date coincides with a visit of Montana chamber members. Other business at the Lethbridge chamber council meeting included a motion by Jack Lakie that a perpetual annual award be instituted by the chamber for outstanding members of the Junior Achievement organization. The council gave its unani mous approval for the award, which is expected to cost about 3100 per year. Claude Ryan, publishing editor of the Quebec French language paper Le Devoir, will be the featured speaker at the 82nd annual meeting of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce March 23, 6 p.m. in the EI Rancho Motor Hotel. Mr. Ryan, it is anticipated, will speak on current conditions in eastern Canada. George Oliver, administrator of data processing courses at the Lethbridge Community College, was the featured speaker at the council meeting, and unveil xl plans for an adult business management course in business administration and data processing at the LCC this October. A more detailed description of the course will be publicized at a later date. GRADUATES Morley D. Roelofs, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Roelofs, 1270 5th Ave. N., will receive Ms bachelor of arts degree in park administration and recreation Friday from Eastern Washington State College in Cheney, Wash. OUR OSCAR "Don't look now, but they're about to cut down another tree on sixth avenue." (JCLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. PHONE 327-2822 NICE KITTY - Students at Gilbert Paterspn Elementary-Junior High School make the best of a rare opportunity to pet a cheetah. Al Oeming, left, of the Alberta Game Farm near Edmonton, and Mel Heintz, tour manager, visited the school Wednesday. Mr. Oeming talked to the students about wi Idlife adventures. Five factory homes okayed for North Lethbridge site Five factory fabricated homes out of a total of 47 were approved Wednesday by the Municipal Planning Commission. The remaining applications were tabled until the planners had time to examine the plans for three developments in the city proposed by Schwartz Agencies Ltd. The five units okayed were approved subject to final approval by the director of planning and the development officer. Approval of the five houses was at the request of Schwartz representative Tim Filuk, who said the company was anxious to get started on the project and would like to use the houses for show homes. They will be located in the vicinity of 25th St. and 12th Ave. N. A total of 23 units are planned for this area, another seven at 13th Ave. and 23rd St. N. and 17 in Michigan Place in east Lakeview. Mr. Filuk said the firm had, in preparing the plans for the COMPLETE AIR CONDITIONING FEDOR'S REFRIGERATION Ph. 327-5816 C & A Sheef Metal Ph. 328-5973 Another Great MOVIE CAMERA from the CANON PEOPLE . . . CANON AUTO ZOOM 518 5 to 1 zoom ratio, smooth, smooth electric power zooming, 2 speel filming. And Now You Can Have SOUTH WITH YOUR MOVIES by using the compatible . . . BELL AND HOWELL CASSETTE TAPE RECORDER Canon Auto Zoom 518 With Case Included ................... $225.95 SEE IT NOW ON DISPIAYI "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S., lethbridge CALL 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DEUVERYI three developments, paid particular attention to the esthetic aspect, especially in view of the commission's stated concern that there be no large tracts of identical houses. He said there were 15 different house styles and 45 color schemes. No two similar houses would be placed side by side. Sizes of the units, which are manufactured at the Kainai Industries Ltd. plant at Standoff, vary from 960 square feet to 1,270 square feet. Prices range from $18,000 to about $24,000, be said. The commission turned down three applications from Engineered Homes Ltd. for semidetached two-family houses in the vicinity of 4th St. and 12th Ave. N. The area had been pre-zoned, indicating the lots for two-family units, and the lots in question were not designated for this purpose. Both city council and the developer agreed on the original prezoning and the MPC felt there was no reason to deviate from the plan. Approved was an application from Louis Chow for a restaurant at 205 8th St. S. Victory Equipment had its application for machinery display at 1005 2nd Ave. N. approved, provided only new equipment appeared on the lot. Two fourplex apartments at 3408 Spruce Drive were approved, on the condition developer Frans Elemans submit new plans that conform to the zoning bylaw. The plans submitted had insufficient side-yards. Out of three home occupa tions applications, two were approved and one refused. No action was taken on a planned revision of the rules regarding home occupations. Resolution on river valley Alderman C. W. Chichester said at the Municipal Planning Commission meeting Wednesday he planned to submit a resolution to city council Monday regarding development applications for tourist accommodations in the river valley. Both Aid. Chichester and MPC chairman Joe Balla attended a meeting Tuesday between some members of council and the parks and recreation commission to discuss areas of the valley that might be suitable for such development. Although details of the resolution were not released, it was indicated that rezoning of the areas would be required. Several applications have been received, both by the MPC and city council. Decisions have been delayed until both bodies could study a recreation survey of the river valley commissioned by the parks and recreation department. Proposal on Drive density A new proposal regarding revision of density standards in C-8 commercial zones on Mayor Magraih Drive was submitted to the Municipal Planning Commission Wednesday. There was no discussion on the proposal, which will be presented to city council Monday. Erwin Adderley, executive director of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission, who prepared the proposal, did not release any details. He did say his report contained alternatives to the revision currently under consideration by city council. The report was requested by council when it first considered changing the density standards from 0.5 to 1.0. This amendment to the zoning bylaw ha6 been given first reading and the public hearing is set for Monday. The change in density standards has been requested by the MPC and a private developer. It would allow twice the present permissible floor area on a given site, if approved in its present form by council. Two proposed motels, one a high-rise, would be permissible if the change goes through. Hospitals' service staffs vote to accept contract By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer About 230 service personnel employed in two Lethbridge hospitals have voted in favor of accepting a 27-month contract which basically gives them a salary increase of $60 a month in four stages.  The offer was made by the Alberta Hospitals Association on behalf of 28 hospitals in the province, including the Lethbridge Municipal and Lethbridge Auxiliary hospitals. The employees, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, include housekeeping, laundry and dietary staff and ward aides. Art Roberts of Calgary, chairman of CUPE's negotiating committee, told The Herald in a telephone interview that the union had asked for a 20 per cent salary increase in a one-year contract. The AHA offered an increase of $10 a month for 1971 and 315 a month for 1972, he said. "That would have amounted to $25 over 27 months because it was decided the contract should have the same March 31 year-end as the province," Mr. Roberts said. The union threatened to demonstrate throughout the province to let the public know what wages were being made in hospitals, he said, "and this political pressure had some bearing on the most recent AHA offer." A week ago CUPE met the AHA committee in Edmonton where the final offer was hammered out. The vote of the 1,-900 to 2,000 service personnel in the 28 hospitals involved is not expected to be known until next week. Some employees have voted, some are in the process of voting and others still have to vote, Mr. Roberts said. - Of those who have so far voted, all have accepted the offer. The individual hospital boards have a right to turn down the offer made on their behalf. The salary increases are effective Jan. 1, 1971; Oct. 1, 1971; April 1, 1972; Oct. 1, 1972. The contract will expire March 31, 1973. Wages and salaries were the only point of negotiations. Fringe benefits and conditions of employment remain the same as in last year's contract, Mr. Roberts said. The base starting rate now is $305 a month or $1.75 an hour, he said. Those in the $305 to $400 a month category will receive $15 a month more on each of the mentioned dates. By April, 1972 those on the starting rate will be over the $2 an hour rate and by October, 1972 they will be earning $2.10 an hour. Service personnel now earning more than $400 a month will receive four $20 a month raises, those earning $500 will receive four $25 raises and those over $600 a month will receive four $30 raises. Majority of the Lethbridge employees are in the $305 to $400 a month bracket so will receive four $15 raises. Others will receive the $20 and $25 raises but none are in the category of earning more than $600. CUPE is negotiating separately with the larger hospitals in the province not included in the 28 represented by the AHA, Mr. Roberts. said. "We asked for a 20 per cent increase over one year but felt that 20 per cent over 27 months was at least something that could be accepted by the union membership," he said. Salaries make up the largest cent of operational costs. Since part of a hospital's operating 1965 salaries at LMH have expense. Last year at LMH, for climbed $1,007,173 or 84.9 per example, salaries totalling $2,- cent compared with $298,205 or 193,689 accounted for 73.4 per 56.8 per cent for other operat- ing costs. In the last 10 years salaries have climbed 135 per cent compared with 76.1 percent for other operational costs. Lethbridge West riding Socreds pick Gruenwald R. D. (Dick) Gruenwald, 54-year - old city businessman and Lethbridge Community College trustee, was elected by acclamation Wednesday night as the Social Credit candidate for the new Lethbridge West riding. Mr. Gruenwald, making his first bid for a legislature seat, is the 53rd candidate to be named by the party to contest the next election, expected in June. About 110 persons attended the nomination meeting at Alan Watson School. City insurance man Stan Coxson was also nominated for the candidacy, but declined before the vote took place. Mr. Coxson has filed nomination papers with the Social Credit League office in Edmonota and is expected to contest the Lethbridge East Socred nomination. Sweepstake ticket agency is named The Alberta Association for the Mentally Retarded has been appointed agent for all of Alberta by the Lethbridge and District Exhibition Board for the1 sale of tickets for theSouth-ern Alberta Sweepstakes. This is based on the horse race to be run Sept. 25. Total prize money will be $25,000 as first prize. Tickets are $2 each and will be sold from June to Sept. 15. They may be obtained from any volunteer associated with the Lethbridge Associa tion for the Mentally Retarded Further information may be obtained by phoning the association office at 327-2911. One hurt in collision Three vehicles were in collision at the intersection of Mayor Magrath Drive and 16 Ave. S. Wednesday at noon. One injury and $1,400 total damage resulted. Injured in the accident was Ina Hubbard, a passenger in the vehicle driven by Bruce Hubbard, 2210 14 Ave. S. She was taken to St. Michael's General Hospital by the Lethbridge fire department ambulance; treated for facial cuts and injuries to the ankle and released. Drivers of the other vehicles were: Leon Coe, 1414 13 Ave. S. and Ethel Carpenter, 3708 S. Parkside Drive. School holiday Friday will be a holiday for all Lethbridge public and separate school students, as teachers spend a day in program and project planning sessions. FOR SALE 1968 G.M.C. CARRYALL IMMACULATE CONDITION  Positraction Rear End  Power Steering  Mlchelin Tirts  Rear Dtfrott PRICED FOR  Rear H.D. Rime  327 V8 Engine  3 Speed Auto. Tranimlnlon  Radio  lejeal for Towing Heavy Loads QUICK SALE The only announced candidate for the riding's Socred nomination is Johnnie Anderson, former co - owner of Lethbridge Glass Co. Ltd. Mr. Gruenwald, who operates his own insurance busi- Hospital association meets Friday The southern Alberta regional conference of the Alberta Hospital Association will be held Friday in St. Michael's General Hospital School of Nursing auditorium. A debating panel will look at the subject of whether doctors should be on hospital boards of directors. Blood bank facilities for southern Alberta and government equipment grants will be discussed. C. G. Virtue, president of the Alberta Hospital Association and G. M. Lang, director of consulting services for AHA, are scheduled to address the meeting. Several other items of business are scheduled. 1 Represented at the conference will be 18 southern Alberta active treatment hospitals, four auxiliary hospitals and six nursing homes. 1 Olson, Lang to speak here Friday H. A. Olson, federal minister of agriculture and Otto Lang, minister in charge of the Canadian wheat board, will speak at a public meeting in Lethbridge Friday, 2 p.m. at the Yates Memorial Centre. The men are expected to outline current changes regarding grain policy, quotas and related topics. The meeting is being sponsored by the Alberta Wheat Pool and the public is invited to attend. AMONG SMALLEST The Tenggerese rank among the smallest of Indonesia's 300-plus ethnic and cultural groups. alBEARto ness, was born and raised in the Warner area, and farmed there until he came to Lethbridge in 1945. He established his life and general insurance' business in 1955. A member of the Lethbridge separate school board for the past 20 years, he served as president of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees' Association for an unprecedented two terms, 1968-1970. Mr. Gruenwald has served DICK GRUENWALD on several provincial cabinet-appointed committees, including: ad hoc committee which established the Human Resources Research Council, provincial library board, provincial advisory board on curriculum and instruction, committee charged with re - writing the Alberta School Act and other committees. He is married and has seven children. FLOWERS ARE THE SYMBOL OF EASTER Order Now! FLOWERS CAN BE SENT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLDI FLOWER SHOP 322 6th Street South LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-5747 PHONE 328-6752 Dine ond Dance FRIDAY NIGHT! Marvellous Food . . . Soft Lights . . In the Luxurious WESTWINDS DINING ROOM Featuring . . . THE METROS 8:00 to 12:00 p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations sen s ;