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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI ItTHBRIDOl HERALD - Friday, March It, 1971 Private sector must do more EDMONTON (CP) - The Alberta legislature wound up the budget debate Thursday night and moved into detailed study of department spending estimates. The debate lasted for 18 days and involved 30 speakers, in-eluding eight Progressive Con servative opposition members, nine cabinet ministers and 13 Social Credit backbenchers. Final speaker was Provincial Treasurer A. 0. Aalborg, who intends to retire at the end of the current session, his 23rd in the legislature. Mr. Aalborg said the $1.2-bil-lion budget will make it necessary for the province to do some direct borrowing but the cost of servicing the direct debt - $15 million in the 1971 72 fiscal year. - will still fall well below interest earnings of $24 million on government investments. Noting the current fiscal year ends March 31, he suggested the legislature stream line its proceedings and get into department estimates earlier. The provincial treasurer said he Is concerned with ever-increasing demands by society on governments and a growing Taxes hiked for islanders CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) - Higher sales and personal income taxes were announced for Prince Edward Islanders Thursday when the Liberal govern* ment presented a deficit budget to die legislature. Treasurer T. Earle Hickey said the sales tax would be increased to eight per cent from seven effective midnight Thursday. The personal income tax rate will jump five percentage points to 33 per cent effective July 1. Mr. Hickey estimated the government would incur a deficit of $2,868,825 in the fiscal year ending March 31, 1972. The higher sales tax will provide a additional $1,128,000 in revenue while the income tax increase would add $582,000. Wins million TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Ed-ward Henry, a 40-year-old telephone company worker, is the first $1 million winner in New Jersey's new lottery. He will receive $50,000 a year for 20 years. Henry is married and the father of two, and his wife, 26, expects to give birth to their third next month. feeling that almost every problem should be handled by the public sector. One result had been that the province's budget has increased from $414 million in 1964 to the current $1.2-billion level. The private sector must do more to meet the needs of the people, he said. PARKS Ed Benoit (SC - Okotoks High River) suggested a few million dollars be taken out of the education budget and spent on parks development. Education, which will get about 35 per cent of the budget in 1971' 72, wouldn't miss a few million, he said. Education Minister Robert Clark said costs of financing the grades one-to-12 system in Alberta has increased from $115 million in 1961 to an estimated $375 million in 1971. The provincial government's contribution has increased from $53 million to $208 million in the same period of time. Hugh Horner (PC - Lac Ste. Anne) suggested district agriculturists extend their duties into the fields of marketing, inventory collecting and rural industrial development. INTEGRATION An integration of agricultural colleges and community colleges was recommended by Leighton Buckwell (SC - Mac-leod). He said this would avoid duplicate courses. Bill Yurko (PC - Strathcona East) said the 117 inspectors responsible for controlling the use and disposal of agricultural chemicals in the province should be trained to also look a f t e r air and water pollution. He said the agricultural chemicals act should be transferred from the agriculture department to the new department of the environment. Canvassers launch drive MAGRATH (HNS) - Ma-grath Lutheran Ladies Aid is conducting the Red Cross drive in the Magrath district. Fifteen canvassers will be calling from now to the end of March. Their quota is $750 which was reached last year. Mrs. Marvin Hill-mer is in charge of the pro- Red Cross director C. S. Mat-kin encourages all ot support this cause. Bill Harker, a native son of Magrath, is now branch manager of the Red Cross at Calgary. CLUB '67 REGULAR DANCE Saturday, March 20th - 9-1 a.m. SCANDINAVIAN HALL 229 12th St. 'C N. Musie by "SINCLAIR ORCHESTRA" Tiek.lt at th. deer MEMBERS AND GUESTS MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE MARCH 31st rare appearance-Mrs. Pierre Laporte, wife of the slain labor minister, awards a trophy named after her late husband to Michael McMahon, a young pianist who performed at Montreal Greenfield park Thursday. The award was given for outstanding artistic achievement. Festival results, Teachers praised "You look great! whan wat tha last tlma aomaone said It to you and really meant It? Let's face H! HAIR CAN DO A LOT FOR YOU  Socially, financially, personally, in all areas of your life. 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There is obviously some very good work going on in the piano teaching field here and my hearty congratulations to these teachers." Thursday results of the Taber and District Music Festival follow. LDS STAKB CENTRI CHAPEL Girls' vocal solo, Grade 1: Janice Jensen/ 83; Danette Gorblch and Shauna Harris, 82 marks each. � Boys' vocal solo. Grade 1: Todd Jensen, 13; and Paul Ballard, 81. . Girls' vocal solo. Grade 2: Joyce Klics, Si and Cathy Dodge and Debbie Wlebe, 85 marks each. Boys' vocal solo. Grade 2: Robert Wlebe, 84; and Richard Wilson, 83. Girls' vocal solo. Grade 3: Dlanne Sheen, 85; and Shelley ReNee Piatt and Anita Fitzslmonds, 83 marks each. : Boys' vocal solo Grade 3: Bruce Jensen, 84; and Francis Krlzan, 83. Girls' vocal solo, 10 years: Joan Faulk, 8e. Girls' vocal solo, 11 years: Kelly Francis, 85. Girls' folk song, 11 years and under: Joan Faulk, 86; Kelly Francis, 85. Girls' solo, ? to 11 years, open: Joan Faulk, 85. Girls' vocal solo, Grade 6: Crystal Maler, 86; and.Connie Francis, 84 Boys' vocal solo, Grade 6: Ronnie Ohashl, 87; and Barry Bonettl, 85. COMMUNITY CENTRE BLUE ROOM Piano solo 11 years and under: Marian Parkinson, 87; Marlon Campbell, 84. Piano solo, 12 years and under: Patty Klnniburgh, 87; and Diane Oddle, 85 Piano duet, 12 years and under: Marian Parkinson and Heather Klassen, 89; Lynda Derkson and Betsy Bergen, 86. Sonatina, 11 years and under: Marian Parkinson, 86; and Heather Klassen, 85. Sonatina, 12 years and under: Patty Klnniburgh, 85. Piano solo, 10 years and under: Joanne Oddle, 87; Jody Fisher, 86. Piano duet 10 years and under: Keely McKlbben and Patrick Fargey, 82. COMMUNITY CENTRE Flute D: Sheryl Edwards, 85. Flute E: Sherry Hayden, 82; Camilla Johnson, 80. B flat clarinet C: Susan Snell, 85; Laureen J. Smith, 82. B flat clarinet D: Kathy Erlckson, 82. B flat clarinet E: Gloria Jean Krlz-san, 85; Ronda Anderson, 84. Bass clarinet D: Jackie Klmber, 83. Bass clarinet E: Sheila Krlszan. Alto sax C: Tom Oddle, 86; Joanne Colleaux, 85. Alto sax D: Sharon Smith, 84; Laurel Lee Knlbbs, 83 Alto sax E: Roberta Rachue 84; and Greg Fletcher, 82. LDS STAKE CENTRE CHAPEL School chorus, Grade 4: St. Patrick's Grade 3 Mrs. Ragan, 87. Girls' vocat solo, Grade 4: Cindy Jensen, 86; Sandra Bonettl, 85, Boys' vocal solo, Grade 4: Tony Machacek, 84; Ronald Merkle, S3. Girls' vocal solo. Grade 5: Joanne Thibadeau, 86; Jody Lynn Fisher, 85. Boys' vocal solo, Grade 5: Freddie Williams, 84. COMMUNITY CENTRE BLUE ROOM Plane solo, 7 years and under: Sharl Lyn Fong and Kevin Wlllms, 89; Heather Clarke, 87. Piano solo, 8 years and under: Mona Fisher, 88; and Mandy Ivans and Karen Pyreh, 87. Piano tolo V years and under: Cindy Jensen, 89; Lois Bergen and Sandra Morris, 88. COMMUNITY CENTRE Tenor sax E: Loren Johnson, 84. Ojco C: Margaret csborne, 85. Bassoon D: Jim Beckman, 87 French horn C: Roy Beckman, 85. , French horn D: Scott Mlllken, 84; Barbara Mllllken, 82. Trumpet C: Terry Anderson, S3; Barbara Mllllken, 82. Trumpet D: Brenda Tallrl, Si; Beverly Pauls, 84. Trumpet E: Ehauna Edwards, 83; Brad Jones, 81. Trumpet C: Paul Born, 81. Trombone D: Wayne Jensen, 86. Trombone- E: Tracy Johnson, 80. Baritone E: Robert Elllngson, 82. COMMUNITY CENTRE Stage band: May Mayers Myert Stage Band Boys, Mr. Iverson, 88. Euphonium B: Joanne Colleaux, 85. Trumpet B: James Fong, 83. Small woodwind ensemble: Vaux-hall Junior High Saxophone Ensemble, Mr. Dick, 85 Bass clarinet A: Bronwyn Elllngson, 84. B flat clarinet B: Tom Reed, Si. Flute B: Vlckl Iverson, 88. COMMUNITY CENTRE BLUE ROOM Solo, speech, lyric, 15 years and under: Rachel Luca; 83;' Susan Snell, 81. Solo speech, dramatic, 15 years and under: Susan Snell, 82; Rachel Luca, 81. Contemporary Alberta poetry, 13 to 15 years: Rachel Luca, 84; Wendy L. Vlvyurka, 80. Bible reading 15 years and under: Jolayne Toth, 82. Story telling,. 15 years and under: Stephanie Holland, 85. U.K. bankers tour nation on business LONDON (CP) - A group of bankers, stockbrokers and other businessmen representing financial interests here are to leave May 8 on a two-day tour of Canada where they plan to round up more information on invest-ment opportunities involving Canadian natural resources. The tour is to begin in Vancouver. After that it will include Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. The Britons will be meeting spokesmen for Canadian companies specializing in such fields as oil and mining. The trip is being arranged by the investment advisory firm of J. H. Vavasseur, which considers Canada a good outlet for British capital over the next five years. CLUB Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th Street North ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY "ANYTHING GOES" Members and Invited Guests! Off-track betting 'premature9 CALGARY (CP) - The general manager of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede board said Thursday it doesn't appear that there will be off-track betting this year in Calgary and Edmonton. Bill Pratt was commenting on reports from Ottawa which terDied i Western Canada Racing Association proposal to start off-track betting in both cities as "premature" and not acceptable. Calgary was scheduled to open two shops April 30, the day the association's thoroughbred racing season opened its 1971 schedule in Edmonton. "We were all set to go ahead. This thing has come as quite a shock." The Calgary and Edmonton exhibition boards, through their wholly - owned race track operating company-the West- Grain fund depleted EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta' Agriculture Minister Henry Ruste said Thursday he has received no official documents on the federal government's proposed prairie grain stabilization, plan and is concerned it means' less federal support for agriculture. Mr. Ruste, in a news release, said the principle of stabilizing the western grain industry is good because it is necessary for "a stable western economy." However, Mr. Ruste said the success of the proposed federal program will "depend directly on the federal government's financial input." "They are saving around $45 million a year by discontinuing the temporary wheat reserves program," he said. "If they are simply shuffling these and other monies now being spent on the grains industry, we have not gained much." Mr. Ruste said the revised federal plan, announced March 15 by Otto Lang, included some recommendations about an original plan proposed by Mr. Lang last October. "For example, they agreed payment into the fund should be on the basis of two parts from the federal treasury and one part from grain producers as opposed to the original which called for equal contributions from both." Mr. Ruste said Ottawa also agreed to the province's suggestion it should contribute to the stablizatdon fund each year whether ot not it requires' the money. The federal government decided against Alberta's suggestion that it assume the costs of any losses in the grain pools, but did decide that any such losses should be paid from the fund, he said. "This is an improvement on the original idea of carrying losses forward to future pools but we are disappointed because the fund will be depleted by grain pool losses." End $1 fee EDMONTON (CP) - The current $1 fee for copies of high school transcripts showing student's marks will be eliminated April 1, Dr. J. E. Reid, director of operational research for the department of education said. A $1 fee will still be charged for each additional copy, Dr. Reid said. BANK CUTS RATE SAN FRANCISCO (Reuter) -The Bank of America, the largest in the United States, has joined Chase Manhattan Bank of New York as the second major bank to reduce its prime lending rate by one-half of one per cent to 5V4 per cent. ern Canada Racing Association -last week outlined plans for two off-track sites in both cities. The plan, the boards said, received approval from Benson plans 'ownership' comment KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) - Finance Minister E. J. Benson said Wednesday his department will release a statement "in the near future" on'foreign ownership in Canada. He said he has deliberately avoided comment on foreign ownership until now. He said the finance minister can do a great deal of harm simply speaking of the problems of foreign ownership without offering viable solutions. He referred to what he said was the reported comment of Toronto publisher Jack McClelland last Thursday that the Committee for an Independent Canada would try to oust Mr. Benson in his home riding of Kingston and the Islands unless the finance minister adopts a policy favoring Canadian independence. Mr. McClelland, co-chairman of the committee, has since denied the comment. Mr. Benson noted that the local chapter of the CIC had said it was pleased with Ottawa because the government had indicated it will purchase Home Oil Co. of Calgary to avoid a United States takeover. Power plant announced at Canal Flats VICTORIA (CP) - Power projects costing "several hundreds of millions of dollars" were announced for British Columbia in the legislature Thursday. Ray Williston, minister of lands, forests and waiter resources, announced the projects - to be completed over the next five years - during debate on his department's spending estimates. The new projects, he said, are: The No. 9 generating plant in the Peace River project; another thermal plant on Burrard Inlet near Port Moody; a plant on the Canal Flats area in the Kootenays, and two small fossil-fuel plants on Vancouver Island. Mr. Williston told the House it is the government's policy to get all the power it can on the provincial grid. But at the same time he ruled out any form of nuclear power plant. Speech program by Stirling group STIRLING (HNS) - Talks and stories were given by eight teenagers at the Mutual Improvement Association speech festival. Speech director Mrs. Velda Hirsche was in charge. In other Stirling news, the cubs and scouts were instructed in the use and misuse of guns by gun collector Alvin Mertz. They were advised never to touch a gun unless supervised by a responsible adult. Mei.J)ers of the Mon Ame Club met at the home of Ruth Zaugg. President Dorothy Hirsche and secretary Eva Pen-gilly gave out material for the members to use while collecting for the Red Cross drive this month. The town has exceeded the goal for several years. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture) Bldg. ��PHONE 328-7684HI Sydney B. Pratt, chief of race track supervision for the fed era! government. However, Harvey PudwelL executive assistant to Agricul ture Minister H. A. Olson, told the boards of the government's position: "The whole matter of off-track betting is currently under review by Justice Minister John Turner and the provincial attorneys - general. At the moment, the govesnment is not willing to treat one case by itself. : "They want to set up regulations to cover an parts of Canada." He said a proposal, such as the one made for Alberta, requires by law total supervision by the department of agriculture. "At the moment, the minister does not have sufficient staff and facilities to supervise off-track betting on a nationwide scale." DISAPPOINTED In Edmonton, Attorney-General Edgar Gerhart said he was "disappointed, naturally," with the department's decision, however, "the off-track betting Drury buried VICTORIA (CP) - Funeral service was held Thursday for Kenneth Charles Drury, prominent British Columbia newspaper man, who died Sunday after a brief Illness. He was 78. Mr. Drury started his news-, paper career with the Victoria Times before the First World War. He became editor of The Times in 1936. In 1944, he was appointed editor of the Vancouver News Herald, leaving to become assistant to the publisher of the Vancouver Sun in 1955. He retired the following year, moving back to his native Victoria. He was a member of the Canadian Press for the Victoria Times 1936 - 45, and a CP director for the same period. Funeral service was at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral. plan was contingent upon the federal department's approval and both boards were negotiating with the department with that in mind." He called it "a short-sighted policy" adding Alberta will continue to make further representation on its point of view. Ottawa faces a difficulty in coming up with legislation gov-err!*g off-track betting that would be fair to all provinces because ('liferent provinces operate horse racing in a differ* ent manner, Mr. Gerhart said. Alberta's proposal was that any legislation brought In to govern off-track betting should leave it to the discretion of the provinces in much the same w a y as lotteries are now governed, he said. "We were going along, with off-track betting at the in-str 3 of both the federal and provincial governments," Mr. Partridge, manager of advertising and promotions for the Edmonton Exhibition Association, said. '""hey wanted a controlled situation regarding betting off-track." The federal department of. justice and the provincial attorney-general's department were the ones concevned, and were working together to swing the Edmonton - Calgary off-track betting shops as a "Canadian experiment," Mr. Partridge said. Welfare burden WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government says seven of the 20 largest American cities have more than one resident in 10 on welfare roles. Boston leads the list with 15.3 per cent of its population receiving public assistance and New York is second with 13.4 per cent. Baltimore had 12.8 per cent, St. Louis 12.5, San Francisco 11.7 and Philadelphia and Newark 11.5. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE il i^HV' Weather and road report AO ABOVE w ZERO AT 12:00 ttOON SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:35 SUNSET 6:44 H L Pre Lethbridge .... .. 42 20 Medicine Hat .. . . 38 17 Pincher Creek . .. . 41 19 Edmonton..... . . 31 11 22 Peace River ... ... 36 26 28 Banff......... 17 . 45 21 Prince George . .. . 40 31 .06 . . 46 30 Prince Albert .. . 37 7 Saskatoon..... . . 29 4 .04 Regina........ . . 32 14 .02 11 29  * 15 16 15 St. John's...... . 41 30 .72 Halifax .......... 37 23 .. Fredericton...... 31 22 .. Chicago......... 38 34 1.27 New York....... 45 32 .. Washington...... 50 39 .. San Diego....... 69 54 .. San Francisco ... . 66 57 .. Rome............ 54 59 .. London.......... 45 51 .. Amsterdam...... 45 52 .. Moscow......... 32 34 .. FORECASTS Lethbridge-Medicine Hat - Today: Mainly cloudy. Snow-showers in a few localities during the afternoon. Winds W20 and gusty. Lows 15-20. Saturday: sunny. Highs 35-40. Kootenay, Columbia - Sunny today, clouding over by midnight. Cloudy on Saturday. Periods of snow in the Columbia area by daybreak, spreading to the east East Kootenay area in the afternoon. Highs both days in the 40s. Lows tonight in the 20s. The University Players Present "A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS" by ROBERT BOLT YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE March 19-20-21 at 8:00 p.m. Ticktit available at leister's Music, Yate� Box Office and U of L English Dept. STUDENTS 50* - ADULTS s2.00 ALUS-CHALMERS CHRYSLER POWER UNITS Natural Gas -jAr Propane * Diesel t^r Electric Features . . .  Efficiency Durability  Dependability  Long Life ON DISPLAY IN OUR SHOWROOM GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY P.O. BOX 1252 PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is bare and in good winter driving condition. Banff to Golden is mostly bare with a few slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke is mainly bare with slippery and black ice sections. Motor- ists are advised to watch for fallen rock. Banff - Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good condition. Creston - Salmo highway is mainly bare with a few slippery sections. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock, and men and equipment, working two miles west of the summit. PORTS OV ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 63 ;