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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Jerry JJ A. E. CROSS "FOR CUSTOM FRAMING" PHONE 327-2673 The LetWnridgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, March PAGES 11 TO 18 RESTAURANT AND PANCAKE HOUSE BANQUET FACILITIES FOR 75 PEOPLE City Employees' Strike Vote Thursday Misunderstanding Claimed In Workers' Contract Dispute JOINT TRAINING EXERCISE CANCELIED Radar and tracking equipment which was to take part in ihe North American Air Defence Command (NORAD) and Strategic Air Command (SAC) joint training exercise over Saskatche- wan and eastern Alberta passed through Lethbridge Mon- day. The train is in Calgary today and to continue on to Princess and Brooks today. The exercise to take place this evening and early tomorrow morning but cancelled al the last minute due to the sick-walkout of U.S. air controllers, now in its sevenlh day. During the aerospace training exercise, the participating aircraft were to operate at high and low altitudes with no super- sonic activity. Th B-52s are designed as both a convention- al and nuclear bomber but no bombs, rockets or other weapons were to be carried on this exercise over Can- adian territory, Local Action Vital In New School Act By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer CALGARY The new Alber- ta school act "promises to ush- Vou and your family are Ab- Insurance Com- pany can probably offer you dwelling insurance at lower rates than you are now paying. How are we able to do this? Abstainers' believe that non-drinkers are gen- erally more responsible people and are less likely to have fires through carelessness the main cause of fires. Therefore, we can in- sure non-drinkers al a preferred rate. This means you save money with no reduction in in- surance projection. Why not compare Abstainers' premiums with your present rates now? HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES ITD. 1201 3rd Avenue South Phone 32S-7777 Representing yOyVflSURAHCE COMPANY cr in a new era of local par- ticipation in education adminis- Education Minister Robert Clark told more than 450 teachers here Monday. He said the act will give less power to the minister ol edu- cation ar.d correspondingly more to the local teachers and school trustees arxl also more responsibility fa- the results of ihe education system. .Mr. Clark was speaking to the opening sessirn ol the 53rd an- nual representative assembly of r implementation by August. Ae Alberta Teachers' Assotia- llr. Clark gave the teacher lion. [three special arnioiincemen iuiiijt The minister added he ex-1 which he said he lioped would i dty will pectel there would be times when Ihe new act would make him wish he had more autlior- ity, and times when teachers would wish their school hoards "didn't have as much room to manoeuvre." He said he expects final leg- islative approval of (he new act by mid-April, and almost full please them. By JIM JIAYBIE Herald City Hall Reporter City ball says its proposal to the outside workers for increas- ed sickness and accident- bene- fits was misunderstood and the outside workers say it wasn't. Local 70, Canadian Union of 'ublic Employees, g 115 full-lime and 100 casual outside" city workers, is to lold a strike vote Thursday I ler rejecting a conciliator's I ward. The union has said the major 1 eascn lor rejecting the award' as based en the imparity in ringe benefits between union rat r.on-ui'.'on employees. In a prepared statement, the ity says: "During negotiations, the city proposal to Local 70 for increas- sickness and accident bene- ils was misunderstood. "Under the present plan the employee pays monthly' and if sick is paid 85 per cent of wages for 14 weeks. The in- surance company pays week- y which the employee signs over to the city. If still sick after the 14 weeks the employee is paid weekly by the insur- ance company for an additional 13 weeks. "Under the new plan the em- ployee will pay S5.37 monthly, an increase of There is a further increase of which the I "If sick the employee will 26 weeks the employee uill be paid 575 weekly by the insur- ance company for an additional six months. "It should be noted that pay- ments received from Ihe insur- ance company are income tax deductible." A union spokesman said the negotiating committee and ex- ecutive understood what the city was offering but that when [he conciliator made Its award, the offer was not written out as it have been. H was ambiguous. A meeting of Local 70 mem- bers is to be held at Wed- nesday at Ihe Labor Club to discus's fringe benefits and a leitcr from city hall which was mailed to the outside workers explaining the "misunderstand- ing." Budget For EDC Comes Under Fire In response to a long-si aril-1 be paid B5 per cent of lor LNID Water Users Urge Federal Help The Lethbridge Northern Ir- rigation District held its annual meeting yesterday in Picture Bulte, with about BO water us- ers in attendance asking "when is the federal government going to come through with the funds [or its part in the cost sharing program." "All we ever get is a never ending line of promises for nexl said one of the water users. Deane Gumflock, Lethbridgi MP, attending the meeting, sail he is optimistic that the federa I Evenings Phone 327-2011 or 327-6091 BOYD'S PHARMACY LTD. To Zelltr'l Phone 328-3760 Foil Office Ser'vTci Prescription Service Max Factor and Du Barry Fret Delivery 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.- Monday Ihru Friday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sundays and Holidayi jovernmenl will grant its share in the program. The provincial government gave the LNID last year with a similar amount prom- ised this season, but as yet Ot- tawa has not authorized any grants. A group of men representing the Alberta Irrigation Projects Association will visit Ottawa some time in April, in an ef- fort to spur1 the federal govern- ment's action in the cost shar- ing program. Fort JTacleod 1ILA Leighlon Buckwell, gave the meeting Monday a bit of a dressing down, and slated, until the irri- gation districts pull their own weight and stop trying to get something for nothing, govem- men will not lend a sympathe- tic Mr. went on to say that the water useH; are at I present only paying per irri- gated acre, and according to present economic conditions could afford an increase to per irrigated acre. W. A. Robertson, project man- ager1 for the LNID, said there will be no increase in water rales this year, hut as a result ing ATA requesl, he said the department of education will change its pe.nsion policies for teachers so that years of teach- ing spent before the 30th birth- day would he applicable lo the teacher's retirement years; Retirement will be allowed at 60, when a teacher has by then gained a minimum of 35 years o! service (in keeping with the Women will now receive the samo pension level as men: there will be no sex discrimina- tion as there has been in the past (which was based on ac- tuarial tables showing that wo- men have a longer life expec- tancy than Mr. Clark said the new pen- sion terms will cost "a consid- erable amount of but the government is will'ing to work out all details with the ATA. 26 weeks (six The in surar.ce company pays week ly tnd this will be signed over to the city. If still sick after Weatherman A Trifle Confused! Alderman C. W. Chichester at cily council Monday ques- ioned the budget ot the F.co- omic Development Commis- ;ion, which to from last year. He said he thoughl council lad decided the rifle approach should be taken to economic- induslrial development instead of the shotgun approach and that the budget of the EDC was the shotgun approach. "This is a complete change' over from what this council hac decided the EDC should do. I'd like some answers." Mayor Andy Anderson "said he thought the EDC in its present form had worked well and that the city needs the broader con- cept. Aid. Hex Lilile said he hoped the EDC program was going to be done in conjunction wilh other departments. Aid. Chichester suggested there were several bodies in the city doing the same thing as Ihe EDC.proposed. The Cham- ;ber of Commerce has done re- search work in the past as pro- n UK budget for the research cfficer to do would take two Aid. Chichesler said. Publicity and public relations has a price tag of office expense and Iravel In other budget business: The committee was lold Ihe provincial government was not satisfied with preventive sccisl services projects, that co approval had been given, and that resubmissions were being made. Projects are valued at of which SO per cent The union spokesman said he didn't think the city's last ditch to sway the membership vas going to have any effect m the strike vcte Thursday. Non-union cily employees re- ceive 100 per cent sickness and accident benefits for a full year and do not make any financial contribution for th. coverage. The full cost is borne by the cily. Tee unions contend this im- parity is unfair. The electrical workers, which recently reject- ed a conciliator's award, (as did (lie city) did so partly be- caufc of the imparily in fringe benefits. The cily manager says non- union employees receive no j overtime when they work over- and do nol have job sec- urity as the union employees do, therefore there is justifica- tion for non-contributory sick- ness and accidenl benefits for non-union employees. (jle province and 20 Announcing Opening of LETHBRIDGE SUBWAY CONCRETE PRODUCTS TO SERVE SOUTHERN ALBERTA! Following Products Are Available: 5-IO.gol. double-comparlmenl seplic lank willi syphon- boll, delivered lo iobsile. 540-gol. trickle or pump- 1UI scplrc lanks. Round manhole exlcniions: 2 ft., 3 ft., and 4 ft. Hog slotted (louring. 10 (I. feed (rough, cr any Icnoln, ends. Concrete wilh bracket, any up to 6 risers. Side slepi or doubfe-cnlry. Iron de- signs to malch sleps. Reinfoicing sidewalk blocks, grey or coloured, size riser blocks by 24" or riser blocks by Ot Round patio slobs- grey or coloured. Planters, square or re und, all sizes. Bench ends. Propane blocks, 5" high or 14" high. Parking curbs- V ft. long, compfele wilh pins. 7wo-comporlmenl garago sellling fanks. Bar-B-Quci. AlSO-Mony different precast cor.aele products not listed above. We would be pleased to quota on any oilier Precast you may require. 128 NORTH MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE PHONES: 328-2298 NIGHT CALLS-BOB BLAIR 327-4058, 327-5683 neither will there by any major rehabilitation work done. The men were asked by the officials ol Ihe LNID seriously lo consider the installment of up-d a t e r." Aid. Chichester said he didYl mow what the "heir apparent' meant. "Are setting up another empire be asked. The research officer would be confined mostly to- doing re- search "Ihus freeing the direc- tor of economic development lo devote more time to public rela- tions and the image forming pro- ceeds for the city o' Lethbridge, the budget says. The amount of work set out Aid. Joe Balln to cut oat 000 for a day care centre was defeated. The projects remain in the budget pending" a deci- sion by the province. An item, equal fo one mill, for street sanding and snow removal, was left in the budget for 1970. Car allowances for cily staff amount to a month, equal to a third of a mill. The mailer of a month car al- lowances for police inspectors was referred back lo Ibe police commission. Engineering Director Ted Lawrence was instmctei to tody the possibility of contract- ing out garbage collection. II was contracted oul in Leth- bridge prior lo 191.5. April. CLIFF BLACK, R.D.T., C.D.Mj K81ACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAl BIDS. Open Saturdays Evenings by Appointment PHONE 327-1822 McCready-Baines Pharmacy YOUR FAMILY PHARMACY DEDICATED TO SERVE YOU! NEED A PRESCRIPTION FILLED? CALL 337-3555 IT'S VITAMIN SEASON TIME TO START THE FAMILY OUT ON VITAMINS See your doctor then come I for your supply! McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S Ix-lhbridge CALL 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY Visit the PASTRY SHOP WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY FEATURE! APPLE TURNOVERS t R, AKROYD PLUMBING-HEATING GASFITTING LTD. 2634 21st Avf. S. Fcr Hew Installation! and Alterations PHONE 328-2106 FREE ESTIMATES MARCH SHOPPING CHECK UST NEW ROAD ATLAS NEW VERSION BIBLES NEW INCOME GUIDE NEW CANADIAN LAW Churchill- ENGLISH FEOP1ES Rimell- GRIZZLY COUNTRY OFFICES COPY MATE DRY COPIER No liquids .....S44.95 Come in fo: demo.nstratlonl IfcGAL FORMS Every Known Variety Company Books ft Phalaitalic Co pic I Duplicating Service BRIDAL CHAPEL EVERYTHING FOR THE SPRING BRIDES WINE CELLAR EVERYTHING IS BREWING THURSDAY NIGHT SHOPPING "Keep Soulhern Mobil" In Ihe 7th St. Shopping Mi PHONE 328-2301 Flukey puffed pastry filled wilh delicious Eastern Mclnlosh Apples. Regular 96c doz. SPECIAL.......dozen 84 TRY OUR NEW TAKE-OUT STORK'S SPECIALTY! ALBERTA ROAST BEEF ON-A-BUN 1705 Mayor Mugralh Drive locution Only! PHONE 328-7752 Visit the COLOIS'EL TAKE HOME Kentucky Fried Chicken i Potafo Salad i Cole Slaw i Macaroni Salad SVEN ERICKSEN'S FINE FOODS PASTRY SHOP 1 IOCATIONS Cor. M.M, Drive, 3rd S. Phono 328-B161 1705 Mayor Magtalh Drive Phono 328-77S2 DEPARTMENT Whatever Your Building Requirements May Be CUPBOARDS, EXTRA ROOM, REMODELLING We will be pleased !o quote you on the COMPLETE JOB Including Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, etc. YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE OUR BUDGET PLAN NO DOWN PAYMENT Take up lo fiv< yean to pay to mil your budget ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. "YOUR PIONEER 1UMBER DEAUR SINCE 1925" Cor. 2nd Ave. and 13lh St. S., Lelhbridge Ph. 328-3301 ;