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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TRAVELLING TO EUROPE VIA CHARTER? LET US ARRANGE YOUR GROUND TOURS AND RHINE CRUISES For Further Information and Reservations Contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Ctntro Village Wott End Phono 328*3201 or 328-8114 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, March 30, 1971 PAGES 9 TO 20 H It's a GREAT DAY to Jf SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE fanUdty fried Aidcen (Special Price* on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 - Photo by Bryan Wilson 10 o'clock and all's quiet - the dayliner did not run. Grants freeze to be protested  � A city delegation plans to go Premier Harry Strom that the to Edmonton Thursday to pro- matter is closed, test a freeze on municipal Premier Strom has twice grants, despite statements by stated that municipalities will Concern expressed by LNID members Water users at the annual meeting of the Lethbridge N o r t h ern Irrigation District held Monday in Nobleford, expressed concern over the slowness of government participation in the proposed irrigation rehabilitation cost sharing program. Cyril Noble,aboard chairman for the LNTJb, Said government has indicated there will be about $20 million made available for Alberta irrigation district rehabilitation, but said this is not as good as it sounds. Mr. Noble said indications are that a good portion of the money will likely go into a new government irrigation project at Vauxhall. Alberta's 13 irrigation districts have made repetitive submissions to the federal and provincial governments, saying at least $60 million would be required to adequately rehabilitate all the districts. Retiring board member W. V. Boras said even with the money, in some cases rehabilitation of present structures would not be enough. COME TO ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS GRAND OPENING NEW STORE - 426 6 St. S. 9:30 a.m. Thursday FREE GIFT - PRIZES He said many of the districts structures are outmoded and perhaps complete modification is needed. Bud Olson, federal minister of agriculture, had previously said a final announcement regarding the cost sharing program would be made by the end of March. To date no announcement has been made.? not be given a chance to make their views known to the Alberta legislature regarding Bill 28, which would limit grants to municipalities, at $38 million a year. ' The freeze on grants from oil and gas royalties could mean the city will be some $80,000 to $100,000 short on projected revenues this year. Deputy Mayor Rex Little said a six-member delegation from city council still intends to attend the Thursday meeting of the Alberta urban Municipalities Association to plan action to have the bill reconsidered, Mayor Andy Anderson was present at a March 10 meeting of the AUMA executive at which it was decided to ask for a delay until the matter could be discussed. Rural municipalities also supported the move. Deputy Mayor Little said that as far as he was concerned Al- No teacher strike in prospect here Although Calgary teachers are voting today on whether they will sanction strike action, there seems to be little prospect of a teachers' strike in Lethbridge during the current school year at least. Louis Burke, public relations officer for Local 41 of the ATA, said this morning all day meetings were held Monday with members of the school boards involved, and with conciliation commissioner, John Hutton. Mr. Burke described progress at the day long confrontations as "very slow". Jim Trebble, Let hbridge nominee on the teacher's negotiating team (which includes representatives from the Medicine Hat school districts) re- If you're busy and unprepared to feed the Family at Noon, Supper or Late Evening In just a few minutes wo can assist you with: DELICIOUS FINGER UCKIN' GOOD * Kentucky Fried Chicken it Potato Salad if French Fries j{ Tossed Salad ^ Bean Salad ^ Pastries and Pies * Rolls * Bread JUST CALL ... SVEN ERICKSEN'S FINE FOODS & PASTRY SHOP Phone 328-8161 or 328-7751 CONVENIENT! REASONABLE! fused to comment this morning on Monday's talks. He said, however, there is almost no chance of a strike locally in the current school year. Another conciliation meeting with Mr. Hutton is scheduled for April 19. If talks break down at this stage, the negotiations still must go to a conciliation board and break down before a strike vote can be held. The entire process could take a couple of months, by which time the school year would be virtually completed. Napi dance The Napi Friendship Association of Pincher Creek will sponsor an Indian and western dance in the Twin Butte Hall April 2 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Old time dance music will.be supplied by The Ranchers. There will be no admission for those dressed in an Indian costume. berta was "still a democracy" and that it was only fair to the citizens of Lethbridge to make an attempt in their behalf to protest the legislation. Deputy Mayor Little said he planned to attend the Edmonton meeting along with aldermen Vera Ferguson, Camm Barnes, Vaughan Hembroff, Jim Anderson and C. W. Chichester. Swift's to open April 17 The $3.5 million Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. plant in Lethbridge will open officially April 17. Jim Gough, plant manager, said the opening will take p 1 a c e at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a tour of the plaint and a western luncheon for invited guests. Invitations have been sent to several provincial and federal dignitaries to attend the ceremonies, but to date no replies have been received. The new plant brings the number of meat packing plants in Lethbridge to four, and will boost Lethbridge's share of the total Canadian beef kill to near 26 per cent. The plant will employ about 130 people. OUR OSCAR 3-30 "If that's the letter you're writing to the editor of The Herald dear, mind if I make a few suggestions?" UTHMI0GE OFFICE FURNITUHE STAN WORBOYS, President PLEASE NOTEI The first, and most complete shewing ever of ELECTRONIC CALCULATORS will take place at LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE 7th STREET SHOPPING MALI Saturday, April 3rd-9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. A factory-trained expert will demonstrate and answer any questions or problems yov may have on calculators. Keep the above date in mind - April 3 - for tho most complete showing over on Electronic Calculators. Layoff looms for 200 meat packers Rail A total of 156 CP Rail employees in the Lethbridge division have been laid off^ 40 others have been given notice of layoff, 48 enginemen and firemen have booked off and the dayliner service in and out of Lethbridge ended last night. The 156 personnel laid off in Lethbridge include yardmen, trainmen and customer service centre employees. Twenty operators and 20 car staff have received notice of Cold front expected late today Picture cloudy skies, slushy streets and the odd snow crested robin huddling in a bush. A vision of what weather conditions are supposed to be like today and Wednesday. Hopefully the weatherman is a bit off in his forecast, or maybe it's some sort of pre-April Fool's joke. But, without so much as a chuckle this morning, he called for snow flurries, mixed rain and snow and temperatures near 30 above. All this is expected to happen late this afternoon or evening. Apparently a low pressure system to the north has generated a cold front which is sweeping down into southern Alberta. Balmy temperatures of nearly 50 above are expected to be chopped to below freezing when the front arrives. Temperatures Wednesday should be about 35 above and 20 above respectively. Monday's high temperatures of 56 above made Lethbridge the warmest spot in Canada. The overnight low was 20 above. The record temperatures for March 30 are 70 above, set in 1966, and 17 below, set in 1936. The temperatures one year ago were 58 above and 20. Third Socred candidate may be named A meeting of the Lethbridge East Social Credit party executive has been called for Wednesday night. A party spokesman said one reason for the meeting was to discuss a new date for the riding's nomination meeting, originally scheduled for April 2. Johnny Anderson is the only official candidate so far, although Stan Coxson has indicated he will seek the nomination. The spokesman said the possibility of a third candidate entering the race may come up at the meeting. Blossom tour Members of the Penticton Chamber of Commerce will be in Lethbridge April 21 to pres-sent peach blossoms to the media and various city officials and publicize Penticton as part of their annual Peach Blossom Tour. |CLIFF BLACK,** Certified Dental Mechanic IBLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level. MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. PHONE 327-2822 service is halted layoff which will take place over the next few days. There are about 100 other men & the division who are not affected and likely will not be affected for considerable time if the enginemen and firemen remain booked off. They are the right-of-way maintenance personnel. In Medicine Hat 22 engine-men and 16 firemen booked off last night and early this morning, spreading the movement which started on the west coast eastward. Lethbridge is now without freight and passenger service. There are 473 grain cars tied up in the Lethbridge division. Grain and meat cargoes scheduled to leave or arrive in Lethbridge are at a standstill. An official of Ellison Milling and Elevator Co. Ltd. in Lethbridge said both the mill and the seed plant are idle, and about all the comoany can do is � ait for the railroad to settle the dispute. He said grain movement at Vancouver is also at a standstill, and the only grain being leaded at the terminal is grain that was in bins before the work stoppage. Apparently there is no indication how long the terminal can continue without replenishing, but Al Beattie, Alberta Wheat Pool, Calgary, said the situation cannot go on for an extended period withou the risk of losing grain customers. He described the work stoppage as "devastating," to the grain industry. The situation, unless it is alleviated immediately, will also mean about 200 workers employed by Lethbridge meat packing plants will be laid off Wednesday. At present there is absolutely no produce moving from Canada Packers Ltd., Canadian Dressed Meats or Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. in Lethbridge. The railway carries between 70 and 80 per cent of the produce shipped from the plants. A spokesman for Coleman Collieries said this morning the rail tie-up hasn't affected the company's operations "as yet." Coal is being stockpiled. The Kaiser Resources preparation plant, which washes coal and removes impurities, has been shut down although the 200 plant employees are being kept busy doing maintenance work. There have been no layoffs. The firm's four silos containing 60,C00 tons of coal are filled, waiting to be emptied into unit trains for transport to Roberts Bank seaport south of Vancouver. Three unit trains loaded with 30,000 tons of coal are sitting somewhere between Natal and the seaport. There is no problem at Roberts Bank as far as ship-loading is concerned because of the stockpile there, a company spokesman said this morning. The 500 Kaiser men employed in pit operations are still working, removing overburden. Layoffs are not contemplated unless the tie-up continues over an extended period. There's just so much maintenance work that can be done, the spokesman said, "and we can't keep paying wages forever if we R. AKR0YD itd. PLUMBING - HEATING and GASFITTING 2634 21st Ave. S. For New Installations and Alterations Phone 328-2106 FREE ESTIMATES McCready-Baines Pharmacy Ltd. YOUR FAMILY PHARMACY If you haven't been into our store as yet we urge you to drop in and say hello. You'll find our Pharmacy a friendly place to take care of all your health needs._ NEED A PRESCRIPTION FILLED? Just Call 327-3555 for Service! McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S., Lethbridge CALL 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERYI don't have any money coming in." Kaiser and Coleman personnel are awaiting the outcome of talks which started today in Montrc.l. Both indicated they will be able to maintain their staffs, with no layoffs, for a couple of weeks to a month. A close look will be taken if trains are not operating by Hoe weekend. If requested, stop smoking By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer The attorney general's office in Edmonton has clarified a situation when people refuse to stop smoking at the request of a peace officer for the purpose of conducting a breathalyzer test. A press release, through the RCMP sub-division in Lethbridge, from K Division Headquarters in Edmonton with the concurrence of the attorney-general's office states: If a person does not stop smoking at request of a peace officer, the person could be charged under Section 223 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Section 223 states a person must give a "suitable" sample of his breath. If he smokes, the sample would not be suitable and be would be charged with refusing to comply with the demand of a peace officer. This charge carries a summary conviction fine of not less than $50 and not more than $1,-000, or imprisonment of up to six months. The clarification was prompted by a request from a Herald reporter for a clarifying statement, on a case against a Prince Edward Island motorist. The motorist was charged with impaired driving but the magistrate ruled he could not enter a conviction on the basis of an RCMP policy on smoking. A spokesman at RCMP head* quarters in Charlottetown, P.E.I. said the persons taking breath tests are asked not to smoke for five minutes prior to the test because the smoke could possibly "gum up" the, test equipment, particularly, a piston and cylinder which have very close tolerance. An RCMP constable testified lit the court clase that the motorist was asked not to smoke a cigarette before being given a breath test, but had lit up anyway. It then became contrary to RCMP policy to conduct the test. The new ruling In Alberta will make it possible for the police to charge the person under Section 223 if he refuses to comply with the stop smoking request. HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 ADVANCE ASPENITE THE ALL WOOD CHIPBOARD Indoor , t-, Or M Outdoor I Building PANEL  STRONG  WEATHER RESISTANT IDEAL FOR:  BASEMENT ROOMS  FARM BUILDINGS  GARAGES  FENCES 48"x72"x5/16" Per Sheet ..... 1 .99 LIMITED QUANTITY ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. CORNER 13TH ST. and 2ND AVE. S. PHONE 328-330) "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 1925" ;