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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Monday, May 7, 1973 225 collegians graduate Alberta Social Credit party leader Werner Schmidt chal- lenged the Lethbridge Com- munity College graduating class of 225 students Satur- day to "leave here today as active, creative, loving hu- man beings." Mr. Schmidt, former vice- president of LCC. in an in- spirational address to the col- lege's 16th annual convoca- tion, said love is the only unchanging thing in a chang- ing world. "If we would 'dare to love, we could recreate cur whole said the Coaldale- born guest speaker. College president C. D. Stewait invited graduates to drop in to the college when- ever they back in Leth- bridge in later life. Officials at LCC believe history was made Saturday when Dr. Stewart presented his daughter, Merline, with a diploma in nursing, becom- ing the first college president in Alberta to graduate a son or daughter. Dr. Stewart told students, family and friends assembled at Southminister United Church that there were many "success stories" among gra- duates, students who had dropped out or otherwise come to LCC through irregu- lar paths to complete their education. Graduating student council president Wilf Lane tcld the convocation students identify with tlie college, "it's home to us" and will look back on time there as the best times o! their lives. About 800 attended rba ceremonies which included a banquet and dance. Many graduates, including students who finished studies at the end of the semsster last December, were unable to at- tend because of jets and oth- e- commitments. ade of honor' iven retired AAP FJv JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff V, liter }'07C than 500 persons paid tribute to Deaiie R. G-und- Conservative Member of Parliament for Lelhbridge from 1958 to 1P72. at a testi- monial dinner at the bridge Community Co'lege Saturday night. Jo'in Diefenbaker. who was pr me minister and opposi- tion leader during most of Mr. Gundlock's time m Otta- wa, said he will never be able to express the depth of his gratitude to Dearie and Olhe Gundlock. "Their friendship, fellow- ship, devotion and loyalty meant so he said. Deane. he said, is not filled with pretense. "He had more friends in Ottawa than any- one I've ever known Mr. GuiuLock has been giv- en "an accolade of honor to- night." he said. "This has been a wonder- ful nigLt. I've never witness- ed a greater outpouring cf heart of the people. We v.ill never forget it.'1 Those Vr 10 say there's noth- ing in pa'.) '.cal life are wrong, he indicated. The monetary reward is not much, but the realization that in your day you made a contribution to Canada as a is a worthwhile reward. Mr. DkVnbaker said he would go a long way to pay tribute "to your MP my friend.'1 Ke said Mr. Gundlock spoke with knowledge in the House and from the heart. He nev- sun, more rain in r Lethbridge received 30 per cent fewer hours of sunshine last month than in April 1972 but it also received 14 per cent more precipitation than last year In his monthly meteorolo- gical summary, local weath- erman Ted Wilson said that farmers ap-i ranchers in thj area v.e'ome the 1.04 inches of prccipi'at.on during April v.hich ended the dr> spell Normal precipitation for the month is 1.36 inches In April of last year only .91 of an inch of precipita- tion was received IP 1871 the city received .98 of ?.n inch and in 1969 there was .33 of an inch. Other vears since 1964 was I'l to 4'2 inches of precipitation. The 8 2 inches of snowfall during the month last jear compares with 6.7 inches last month. The 3 hours of sunshine last month compares with 240.9 hours the previous April. the record high of 297.4 hours in 1935 and the record low of 103 hours in 1020, All other weather nata dur- ing April compares favorably with the previous jear. The mean temperature of 39.7 degrees was exactly the same as in 1972 but Iwlow the normal of 1.8 degrees. The high temperature of 68 degrees also matched last war's high but was cons d- crably below the record high of 92 degrees set in 1306. er used a ghost writer. Mr. Gundlock informed the gathering that Ms wife. Olive, told him to say thanks for the gifts and tributes, shut up and sit down but he decided to sav a lew words He was pleased that Mr. and Mrs. Diefenbaker had been ab'e to attend the testimonial on his retirement. "There could be no greater honor for mo than to be with Mr Mrs. Diefen- he said. More than 50 congratula- tory and tribute letters and telegrams were received by Mr. Gimdloek from members of Parliament and others in- cluding Prime Minister Tru- deau, Robert Stanfield, the Tory caucus and former Lib- eral minister and now Con- servative MP Paul Hellyer. Several presentations were made throughout the four-hour testimonial, sponsored by the Lethbridge Federal Progres- sive Conservative Association. Trudeau unfair to The Prjirie provinces will never ge; a fair deal as long as Pierre Elliott Tfudeau is prime minister, former pumc minister John Diefenbaker c! arged here Saturday night. "Tiudeau loves you." he more than 500 persons attending a testimonial din- ner for retired Member of Parliament Deane Gundlock. Distribution of a million federal aid program between July l. 1971 and Jan 1. 1973 saw Alberta receive Saskatchewan Si 6 million and Manitoba S2 million. "He loves Western Can- Mr. Diefenbaker em- phasized. Another S59 million federal incentive program saw Al- berta receive S2.5 million, Saskatchewan million and Manitoba S4.5 million There is a 45 per cent dis- crimination in freight rates in Western Canada, he said "Trudeau loves you." he jibed. There is no control of gal- loping inflation, said the 77- year-old former Tory chief The dollar today buys only -58 cents worth of merchan- dise "compared with when I was prime The Conservatives tried to get a stay a freeze on prices and wages for 90 days, to stop the galloping inflation. Ninety dajs would have just been a start, Mr. Diefenbaker said. Instead, the ivmie minis- ter set Up a committee to study the MUKUIOH for 90 The study resulted in nothing, Mr. Diefenbaker claimed. "The farmer was getting the blame for reaping un- toward profits." said Mr. Diefenbaker. Statistics Canada figures later showed that food prices went up fi.l per cent in three months but the cost of running a farm went up 10.2 per cent. Woman gels arts grant A Lethbridge woman is among 199 Canadian artists to receive arts grants from the Canada Council. Esther M. Murillo will re- ceive her grant for work in dance. The grants, awarded on the basis of a jearly rnrn- petition, arc provided to pro- fessional artists in the early stages of their careens The successful candidate1 were chosen from a field of 902 applicants. At the end of this year farmers will have less than i! action had been taken earl- ier, the former prime minis- ter claimed The prime minister also set up a SI million commission to study farm implement prices. The prime minister doesn't know what he's go- ing to do about it. Mr. Dief- enbaker whined, mimicking the prime minister "Taxes are going up. up "Today it's spend, spend, spend. "There is no control, no examination of expenditures by Parliament as there was when I was prime minister ''We had four hours in which to deal with bil- lion in expenditures, institution has been emasculated. Parliament no longer exists. You pay. they spend, we don't charged the veteran of Parliament "This nation faces terrible dangers ahead if the situa- tion continues." -Mr. Diefenbaker told form- er Lethbridge MP Deane Gundlock he wouldn't recog- nize the House of Commons today. Parliament has been nullified. The prime minister is either on vacation or ab- sent from the House, he claimed. The prime minister's office now costs Si 2 mil'ian com- pared with .SJO.OOO when ht- v prime minister .said Mr. Diefenbaker "Civil servants are even- where They've multiplied faster than rabbits. There's 77 on staff at salaries of 000 to a year. In a press interview earl- ier Mr. Diefenbaker was ask- ed if he would consider run- ning again for Parliament if his health was what it is today. "I wouldn't consider running he said. "I would run, providing my health was the same." Mr. Diefenbaker likened the Liberal-NDP relationship to which was in vogue in the days of the 13 colonies. An unmarried boy and girl were allowed to share the same bed but a board was put between them. "Tr-c only difference be- tween the Liberal-XDP re- lationship is that there is no board today. That's the rea- son some legislation now lacks legitimacy. "Tnidcau and Lewis keep looking at each other and they mu.-'t be thinking that if they don't hang together, they'll hang separately. Top Former MP and former PM Dean Gundlock: cccepts John Diefenbaker's hand aid teMimon ol 210 jobs created set total of 210 young people will be emp'oycd this sum- mer in 21 Lethbridge area projects approved under the federal governmant's Oppor- tunities For Youth program The students will spend about on projects ranging from consumer in- vestigation to aid to senior citizens, it was announced to- tL.v More than is allo- cated to Scuthe.-n Alburla tins an r'C'cc--? <.f MHO GOO over Ire alb.- r.ioTit for the- Lethbudge ic- jjion is up (MX) Irani last year Eight of the 21 proieuts will operate out of Lethbridge and will empiov 61 people Pro- jects from centres such as Circle Kill. Blairmore. and the Blood and Peigan res- erves have also been ap- proved. One of the Lethbridge pro- jects, "Legal Guidance Ser- is aimed at providing legal information and advice to those who would otherwise be unable to obtain it through regular channels The project, which is re- coning ahroit f 7.900 to em- also law aiudojus in m- treasii'g their social aware of problems in the com- munity Another Lethbridge project Water dispute continues as trespass charge laid Only a trickle continues to run from a Fort Macleod dis- trict well today in the face of a strategy meeting by 130 wa- ter haulers planned for the Granum Community Hall at p.m. The well, built by the fed- eral government during the war, is located en the Golden Valley Ranch owned by Jape It has been made unusable at the request of Mrs. Whipple as a means ot .stepping the water haulers from gaining entiy to the land She t-'.sims cattle have been hit and calves have been bothered by the heavy traffic on a paved road n cross her land to ths well hiio John Zoeteman. a council- lor for the Municipal Dis- trict of Willow Creek, Sun- day at 2 pm. was give.i a fummcns to appear court on a trespassing charge m connection with an incident, month when water O.-K tore down a barricade at Ihe well site. Mr. Zoeteman said police apparently read in The Her- ald that ha was charged and then decided they had better nyje the summons. He said he did not take part in a plan- ned demonstration at the well site Friday evening. will provide labor far pen- sioners on low ar.d fixed in- comes who need work dor.e but can't afford to hire help, at a cost of over In Raymond, 28 young peo- ple will be employed for the summer improving facilities required for the 1975 Winter Gamss. The fioup will also design and construct some facilities. Four schools on the Blood and Peigan reserves will he landscaped by 20 native youths will receive a giant of about SS.Odo The Circle Hill pioject will emoloy four students at a cost of about The .students will provide recieation facili- ties for the community and clean up the area around the Circle Hill community r-ali Other projects for Southern Alberta. nine people to investi- gate from a consumer angle the provision of food, cloth- ing, and she'ter; Lelhbridge; five people to improve recreational facilities, tench co-ordination skills to chil- dren, and organize leagues to use the facilities; 12 people to provide low- cost camping and hiking ex- peditions for young people; 57.900: Lethbridge 10 students to provide theatre for residents of Southern Alberta; Leth- bridge; 10 students employed to run a playground and sum- mer activity program, in- cluding canning, a dron-ni centre, and cycle tours; Pin- cher Creek; in Bellevue, seven stu- dents who will provide labor for senior citizens unable to afiord help and unable to do the work themselves: 56.500. in the Blairmcre area, 15 young people to develop a trail" with exercise sta- tions, a park in Blairmore and a recreational area in Hiiicrcst: 0 in Lethbridge. 11 people employed to provide young people with opportunity -to- Isarn creative procedures not r.ormallv nvaiiab'e: (D MX young people to help develop ;i program to orient pie-school children to grade one; 10 students to provide entertainment to tourists in Waterton Park: Ml.000. 12 employed in Leth- bridge to encourage youth participation in various ac- tivities as an alternative to drug use and delinquency; 9 10 students in Taber who will attempt to get the handi- capped, older and neglected persons, and the young in- volved in various activities; five students in Fcrt Maclecd who will do prepara- tory work for the Homecom- ing 74 celebrations: six students in En-chant will attempt to get all seg- ments of the community in- volved in community affairs; a summer activity pro- gram for children, employing 4 people in Cowley; 12 people in Picture Butte will provide help to senior citizens and involve themselves in other commun- ity projects; honored A business student won Sl.OOO scholarship Saturday as the most outstanding stu- dent graduating at the Leth- bridge Community College 16th annual convocation. Patricia Dawn Black of Lethbridge r.L-0 v.on a 1x300 award as the student with the highest academic aver- age in business administra- tion, year More than 100 scholarships, awards and other prizes were handed cut during the after- noon ccreironies at South- minster United Church and at the evening banquet at the Letiibridge Exhibition Pa- vilion. Gregory Donald Famngton won a scholarship lor first vcar academic excel- lence and a you award lor highest acac'emac average m firs' year business adminis- tration. Highest academic average awards in agriculture went to James Christopher Layton, first jear: and Steve Gajdo- slik cf Lethbridge, second jear. Joy Lorraine Tustian of Lethbridge won the highest academic average award in the secretarial science class in the School of Business. In the school of liberal education. Car a Lee Moser, fill-, year, and Lance Dereck Cooper of Edgewater, B.C., year two, won awards for highest academic average. Highest average marks in Ihe school cf nursing went to Brenda Diane Wright, first vear, and Leslie Lawrence Hewlett of Lethbridge, sec- ond vear. PLANT PLAN OFF The propcsed million Mocre's Business Forms Ltd. plant for the city's industrial park has gone down the d.'ain. The ciH now is negotiating to buy back the 20 acres w h i h Moore's purchased the f.iv ir.- SJIO.OOO A letter irom Moore's to Ir; city saj.s the company has been in Can- ada and piars to build a new business forms plant in Leth- bridge and Ontario have been "postponed indefinite- ly The firm did mdicatp. how- ever, that a plant will be built in Alberta, possibly in 1977. If such plans material- ize. Moore's will again be locking r t Lethbridge Plars to build a plant in Lelhbridge have been m the works since early 1970. Agriculture incclmg set The 53rd arrual mee'.ing of the Ins'.iiute of Canada will be held at the University cf Victoria Aug. to 23. Former Canadian trade minister Jean Luc Pcmn will open the pic. a theme addivss on Ca- nadian agricultural trade in Pacific Rim countries. ;