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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IE1HSRIDGE HERAID Monday, Moith 23, 1970 Level Of Jobless Is Still Growing With a list of unemployed, periencinp, a bit o; a slowdown tradesmen ''two feet long" and but 1 think it will be temporary a rising unemployment Hoy Berlando, business agent for" the carpenters union Local 846, has blasted the publicity given lo tte university con- to con- University of Lethbridge has caused quite an influx of people looking for work in he said. "The way it is, thtre are 250 carpenters in Lethbridge and stnietioa. "The publicity struetion of the the favorable weather conditions, at least for projects already started. "There is much concern about the influx of out-of-town labor, but preference is being given to local men." Mr. Berlando sale the unem- ployment is not centred in Lethbridge but reaches as far west as Vancouver. "The wav I see it, even wher the U of L gets under way i will never take up the slack o we alread' 65 are unemploved." He feels the propaganda j u n e m p 1 o yment about job opportunities in Leth-1 have." bridge should be stopped. "The' Manpower Centre is getting ap- plications and phone calls from os far away as Winnipeg from people wanting to move their families here because they are under the impression there is lots of work he said. "Three f 1 r m s in Lethbridge have laid off their complete crews, which means the situa- tion is really tightening." Jim Kanashiro of the Man- power Centre said, "We are ex- LiNID Meeting The Lethbridge Northern rigation District will hold annual meeting March 30. at p.m. in the Elks Hall, Pictur Butte. Annual reports will be give and renovation of canals an- other works in Ihe LNID wil be discussed. Year Sentence On Drug Charge A 17 year old Lethbridge youth, William Kimber, was sentenced to one year in jail for two charges of trafficking in LSD when he appeared be- fore Chief Justice L. S. Tur- co'.te in District Court for sen- tencing Monday morning. Kimber was arrested March 12 in Lcthbridge as a result of two HCMP officers working undercover from N'ov. 12 to March 4 investigating drug traf- ficking in Lethbridge. On Jan. 21 at p.m. two undercover men approached Kimber In a local restaurant and asked him where they could obtain some LSD. Kim- ber hesitated and then said lie could sell them two hits for but not in Ihe restaurant. The two men said they had a car down the street and would meet Kimber there in five min- utes. At p.m., Kimber entered (he car and the transaction was made. They parted company at p.m. An analysis was made of tablets and they were found be LSD. On Jan. 22 at p.m. the two undercover men approach- ed Kimber on a downtown street and asked him if he could sell them some more LSD. Kimber sold them two more tablets for and upon analyst; they were also found to be LSD. Mail Injured By Gmisliot A 22-year-old resident of the Grassy Lake area, Mitchell Na- gurney, is in satisfactory con- dition in St. Michael's General Hospital following a hunting ac- cident early Saturday morning at the Nagurney farm, 18 rrilcs south of Grassy Lake. A shot gun is believed to have discharged, wounding Mr. Nagurney. The incident was accidenta' according to RCMP in Taber who are investigating the inci dent. Recommend Suilding Sale The Municipal Planning Com-' mission is recommending that he old city hall annex, now the Regional Development Build- ng, located at 4th Ave. and 9lh 5t. S., ho sold to JM-Lyn In- Ltd. for for levelopment of an apartment- jffice building complex costing iboul The parks and recreation commission is asking council o reconsider providing or establishment of a drag strip in the area. A private session of council s to be held to consider union negotiations. Several tenders 'or many items are to bo let. There is to bs no report to council reagarding public Taber ID Meeting Set The Taber Irrigation Distric will hold its annual met'tir. March 25 in the Royal Canadi an Legion Hall at p.m. i Taber. The year end reports will b read and new ar.d unfinished business discussed. All water users of this dis- trict are asked to attend. Visiting Scientist Scores U.S. Tactics An American scientist said in Lelhbridge has used Friday, the U.S. terrorist policy against Cambodia to break the neutrality of that Southeast Asian country. Dr. Egbert W. Pfeiffer, biol- ogist with the University of just and ion into the American involve- ment in Cambodia, has asked he U.S. government for photo- jraphic proof of enemy occupa- ion in Cambodia. He said, the team of scien- Montana, Missoula, Mont., returned from Vietnam lists also visited the marked" Cambodian 'clearly military Cambodia. He was one of an independent team of scientists studying the effects of the de- foliation tactics used by U.S. armed forces in Vietnam. Defoliation is the application of chemicals to trees and other cgeta'ion. H is used to destroy the foliage and expose areas where the enemy might other- wise hide and carry on jungle warfare, and to destroy rice crops the enemy's food sup- ply. He said although the U.S. gov- ernment denies it, some acres in Cambodia were de- foliated. He suggested it was part of a plot to bring internal pres- sures into Cambodia and has- ten the coup of Prince Noro- dom Sihanouk. Tn the defolia- tion, 30 per cent of the rubber trees were destroyed. Xubber is the main export product of Cambodia. In addition to the economic pressure from the crop destruc- tion, a good deal of Ihe small farm units were put out of pro- duction, caasing local food pro- duction shortages. Most farm- ers in Cambodia grow crops mainly for their own needs. This created social pressure. Dr. Pfeiffer said the defolia lion in Cambodia was likelj done through Air America, working through tlxs Centra: Intelligence Agency. Air Amer ica, being a civilian organiza tion, he said, gives the U.S the out, using the claim tha there is no "military" involve- placements recently knocked out by U.S. air allacks. The U.S. claimed it was a mistake and the air force did not recog- nize the Cambadian Vietnam border. Cambodians were killed in the attack. Dr. Pfeif- fer said Hie placement included a hospital, marked adequately with a lame red cross on the roof. Canada Late mcnt. Many papaya and Jackfrui Damage In Farm Fire By Bryan Wilson VERTICAL LINE STUDY ON COLLEGE-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS Council Facing Heavy Agenda Fire at the George Gal an farm near Raymond, which broke out about 4 a.m. this morning, killed a numlicr of pigs and destroyed bo'h a barn and a house. No insurance was carried and firemen esti- mate the damage at about The fire was believed to have been caused by a heat light and was spoiled by an early morn- ing motorist who turned in the alarm. Both the Raymond and Stirling volunteer lire depart- ments answered the call but the fire apparently was beyond control by the lime they ar- rived. There is a good chance city council will not be able to get through its agenda tonight, the heaviest one this year. Fo'.lowing arc just a few of the many items to be consid- ered. HaiCo Manufacturing Ltd. is requesting city approval for construction of an 80 by 100- foot Wickes Wander-Land AH Season Recreational Supermar- ket adjacent lo the Cputts High- way. City approval is required before the highways depart- ment will issue a building per- mit. Planners oppose the devel- opment. Lawyers Paterson and Jacob- son, representing several per- sons in that area, asking the city lo annex a large prolion of land south and cast of the junc- tion of Highways 4 and 5. The city's land sales committee is recommending against anr.exa- oaned lo various communities n the province. Lcthbridge's million pro- oct, the largest in the prov- nce, is to receive loan priority and million has been allo- cated to the city's project. Others arc Edmonton, mil- ion project and million lion. Several reports, letters anc other material relative lo pol- lution and secondary sewage treatment facilities make up a large portion of the agenda. In short it all amounts to: clean up your own pollution Lethbridge Central Mortgage Housing Corporation loan; Calgary, million pro- ject, loan; Red Deer, project ar.d loan; Grande Prairie project and loan; Med- icine Hat, project and loan. CHMS lends two-thirds of the cost of the project and when Island Designated For Recreation recrealion commission has alloted Alberta million to as- sist in the elimination or pre- vention of water and soil pollu- tion. This money is to be The island west of citizens, with fina in the Oldman River, which is selection left to the parks and currently being cleared and used for a supply of gravel, will become an open recreational space for the p'.iblic if the city parks and recreation commis- sion has its way. Bill Brown, superintendent of parks and recreation, said, "There has been very little en- vironmental damage done so far ar.d the commission wants to know from the provincial government in what condition the island will be left when the gravel operation is finished." he project is completed, for- gives one quarter of the loan. College Shopping Mall is ask- ing for city bus sen-ice to its parking lot or along 20th Ave. frees were also destroyed in Cambodia in the defoliation. One of Ihe claims of thos who have urged action a gains Cambodia, said Dr. Pfeiffer, i that Cambodia harbors som enemy troops, mostl Viet Cong. He said, the scientific team o which he was a part, wa liosted by Prince Sihanouk' government and a 11 o w e ;round inspection of the area defoliated, as well as other ob scrvations. He said there wer no signs of enemy locations in Cambodia. Dr. Pfeiffer, who is seekin a U.S. congressional investig 3. and Woolco Garden Centre asking for opening hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Sat- urday and 12 noon to 6 p.m., Sunday. The Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home District board is to inform council it accepts the city's of fer of a site for a million nursing home complex north p: 15th Ave. N. and west of ICth St. The city's Municipal Plan- ning Commission is again rcc- to council that a temporary development permit 11 Asia Says American Dr. Eglx-rt W. Pfeiffer, U.S. cientisl who just returned -om Vietnam and Cambodia, iid in Lethbridge Friday, Can- da has lost its chance to be fleetivo in Southeast Asia. Dr. Pfeiffer said Canada lou'd have taken a strong land to keep the International :ontrol Commission active, lad Canada done this, the commission might have been to investigate matters, uch as v lid her neutral Cam- xidia was harboring some WO enemy troops mostly 'iet Cong. He said Canada had done iboul vyhat the U.S. leaders vantcd it to. Dr. Pfeiffer, who served with he Canadian army in 1910 and vas a former student at the University of British Columbia, said he was especially disap- Hjinted in the lack of action aken by Canada in the matter of deaths from gas in Vietnam. The U.S. claimed it was using (ear gas. Dr. Pfeiffer said it was "souped up" deaths resulted from asphyxia- tion. He said Dr. Alje Vennema, the doctor in charge of the Ca- nadian Aid Mission to Vietnam, compiled statistics and finding: on the deaths from the gas. Dr. Ptciffer said he wrote to Paul Martin, former Canadian e x t e rnal at fairs minister, urging more information, and action on the findings. He said Mr. Martin's reply, basically, said the inform ation was "classified" not aviiable to the public. award presentation in Jure. People leaving the city must'given Encrson Motors Limited bo nominated one month prior I for location of a car sales of- lo leaving. fite at Ave. and 7th St. h. A technicality making it ncc-' be revoked or that the city essary for all persons to pay to: manager be authorized to take enter' the city swimming fadli- j action ur.cler the water service j ties was waived for all coaches i bylaw. The permit was granted j of the Lelhbridge Amateur thc understanding the office Diving Club. Previously, all coaches of club had to pay the swimming fee to coach their club mem- bers. ANNUAL Lethbridge and District EASTER SEAL CAMPAIGN Your Easter Seal Contribution Goes to help not Only Crippled Children, But Adults, too. OBJECTIVE 1970 TAMMY DONAIDA ERICKSON ENVELOPES HAVE BEEN MAILED OUT TO ALL HOUSEHOLDERS Funds go for patient cure for Crip- pled Children and Adults Supports Crippled Children's Camps, providing a holiday for the disabled. CAMPAIGN SPONSORED BY GREEN ACRES KIWANIS CLUB P.O. BOX 953 LETHBRIDGE He said the area should Tte commission will ask cily reasonably controlled to ensure counciUo reconsider the rcc a satisfactory recreation area for cily residents. Special recreation commis- sion awards were recently an- nounced by the commission. Advertising for applicants will begin immediately. Tne awards will be given an- nually and includes three cate- gories: persons leaving the city who gave outstanding voluntary service to recreation in the would be connected to city wa tcr and sewer services within two months of issuing the per- mit. That was almost four months ago and Ihe connections haven't been marie. Council may make a decision cmmcndaiion of the finance regarding the future of city commitlce on the drag raring'hall following presentation of strip issue. I an architect's recom- The finance committee had recommended lo city council that the drag strip not be built because of the high tost. Parks and recreation (eels this would be a gccd project for the money involved. mending expansion. Proposed renovations have a price fag of about but it Li Ihought this figure would have es- calated to A new city hall Is estimated lo cost about SI million. city; persons or teams who have served recreation in! Lelhbridge notably, over the: past year including participa-! tion in provincial competitions; ar.d persons or loams who pro- vided special recognition in na- tional or international competi- tion as amateurs. The top prize is a special pin with other awards winners re- ceiving scrolls. The persons or teams must he nominated in writing by six DRY CLEANING gallon or 75C a quart off suggested retail price on colorful PITTSBURGH PAINTS INTERIOR AM) EXTERIOR FINISHES ADD BEAUTY, PROTECTION, PRIVACY AND VALUE TO YOUR PROPERTY COIN OPERATED BY THE POUND PER POUND MINIMUM OF 4 POUNDS LEE DUCK DRY CLEANERS 330 13lh Street N. 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