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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta District The Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION May 1974 Suspicious trustees slam 'con game9 Lethbridge Separate School trustees Wednesday refused permission to a representative of the Canadian Scholarship Trust Fund to use the schools to distribute pamphlets. John chairman of the said he wouldn't like to save money that might not be worth as much when his children want to go to university. The plan proposed by the scholarship fund consists of regular contributions from parents to provide money for secondary education for their children. Frank vice-chairman of the said the plan sounds like the con He told the trustees to let the representative go knock door to door if he wants to sell his form of insurance. Paul Matisz added that there are all sorts of similar programs around. Mr. Boras asked that Mr. Matisz' name be submitted to the annual meeting of the Alberta School Trustees' Association for a service award. Mr. Matisz has been a trustee for the Lethbridge separate school system for 19 feat of remarkable endurance for an urban said Mr. Boras. Gov't blasted Although no re- commendations were the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital Board expressed disapproval at the provincial government's announcement that hospital-based nursing schools would be phased out in Alberta. LMH Administrator Andy Adreachuck said it is unfortunate that there has been no clarification by Health Minister Neil Crawford on the statement made by Advanced Education Minister Jim that this type of school would be eliminated. Mr. Andreachuck agreed with one statement that it was a comes out with his shotgun blasts the he said The board held off on any recommendation to the government regarding the Gait School of which is part of until a meeting Friday in Calgary with representatives from other hospital based nursing programs. MP Clark challenged A 55-year-old Edmonton political scientist has announced his intention of seeking the Liberal nomination for the constituency of Rocky now held by Conservative Joe of Edson. Arthur Yates is the first announced candidate for the which will be decided at a constituency meeting in Banff Friday. In a press' Mr. Yates said Clark has failed to properly represent the views of his constituents. he Albertans must be represented in the federal Liberal and in the government in Ottawa. Mr. married with six contested the Whitecourt riding for the Liberals in the 1971 provincial election and was a Liberal party candidate in the 1950 election in Great Britain. As he stood as a Liberal against Winston Churchill in the 1945 British election. Save power plant group demands meeting on sale Arabian wanderer Vivian Goodrich of Lethbridge has visions of riding into the winner's circle at the 7th annual Chinook Arabian Horse Friday to at the Exhibition Grounds. Mrs. Goodrich was riding in the coulees near Diamond City in preparation for the show. She is riding a three- quarter blood Arabian wearing her English riding outfit. This outfit is used in English pleasure classes in riding shows. BILL GHOENEN photo Opposition to Hargrave nomination unlikely Calgary South MP Peter Bawden will be the guest speaker Saturday night at the Conservative nom- inating convention for the Medicine Hat federal constituency. It is expected there will be no opposition to the incumbent Conservative MP Burt who will again seek the nomination. The meeting will be held in the Medicine Hat High School at p.m. Alberta labor leaders to join panel session Alberta Federation of Labor officials from Edmonton are expected to be among panel members at a public discussion of wage and price control and the cost of the Lethbridge and District Labor Council was told Wednesday. Council President Fred Nowak said the panel discussion would take place June the evening of the Workers' Compensation Board safety school. Union members and the general public will be urged to lie said. He announced the provincial health and safety commission would hold hearings June 4 in Lethbridge. Presentations should be made because the commission's work may influence future he said. The council voted to make two monthly donations of to the Alberta Federation of Labor's political education fund for support of the NDP in the coming federal election. The donation came in response to an appeal by the AFL. In its national convention last week in the Canadian Labor which charters the endorsed the NDP during the said Mr. Nowak. Labor councils and union locals were urged to support the party in their he said. Jim Canadian Union of Postal Workers reported mediation is continuing at the national level. Negotiations for a new- contract will open in the fall because the postal workers' current contract expires in he said. Election of a new financial secretary and was tabled until the next meeting. Six delegates declined the nomination in the first two and the third time no one was nominated. A call for volunteers also failed. The council protested the setting of the second advance poll for the federal election on July 1 because it is a statutory holiday. A group calling itself the Save Our Power Plant Committee has formally asked city council for a public meeting no earlier than June 15 on the proposed sale of the plant. Committee chairman Roger Rickwood says in a letter to Mayor Andy Anderson the committee believes members of council made a solemn pledge to the people of Lethbridge- to give them an opportunity to discuss this matter before council takes final action. reject being pressured into making a serious decision by June he says. are dealing with million dollars worth of municipal 15 men's jobs and our future residential power A council power study committee report Tuesday recommended unanimously that the city sell its plant to Calgary Power and buy all future power needs from the company. Calgary Power's offer to buy the plant is good until June 30. In his letter to the Mr. Rickwood says the Save Our Power Plant Committee rejects the council committee recommendations as being without adequate support. The committee is made up largely of U of L professors and some of whom presented briefs to the power plant public hearing in February. Council's Power Study Committee recommendations were tabled Tuesday to the next regular council meeting June 3. CBC's drop out 6slap in the face' By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON A one-hour educational television program funded by the province will appear on Lethbridge TV screens this fall. And Lethbridge's first FM stereo radio programming should arrive next year. is slated as the first major project of the Alberta Educational Communications Corporation. It will appear on the CFCN channel from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. each weekday. Larry president of the government told a news conference today that negotiations to broadcast the program on the CBC network fell through. He called the decision by the network real slap in the face to adult The. network rejected the program as it included adults in its target he said. Mr. Shorter said the program would treat current news include consumer education and deal with skills. Other segments will include health and language Canadian science and a to educate Albertans for the switchover to the metric system of measurement. To be produced in the show will have two anchor commentators and offer pre-packaged programs. Mr. Shorter said the program will be looking for input from around the province. It is intended to offer opportunities for Alberta film writers and performers. It will cost to produce the first year. The first show is scheduled for Oct. 14. Mr. Shorter also announced that the non-commercial station. would extend its coverage from Edmonton throughout the province. Taken over by the corporation from the University of Alberta in the station will establish rebroadcast stations in Medicine Hat and Red Deer. The first FM stereo programs could be on the air by the summer of 1975. Other each boosting the signal by watts are planned for later in 1975. The rebroadcast licenses must still be approved by the Canadian Radio and Television Commission. Jack manager of said surveys showed 75-per-cent of homes in Calgary and Edmonton had FM receivers. He said the FM transmissions would be more reliable at night than AM and require only a quarter the number of rebroadcast transmitters. Cost of not inflation at SC The cost of money not inflation is the key issue in the coming federal claims the president of the Alberta branch of the federal Social Credit Party of Canada. Ralph Cameron of Red Deer told a meeting of the Lethbridge Federal Social Credit held Wednesday at the Civic the high cost of money was root of the problems facing Canada. Canadians pay 18 to 24 per cent interest under some credit schemes in he said. The Bank Act should be changed and the credit of this nation put to the use of the he continued. Credit should be available to Canadians at a rate of one-half to one per Canada lends to foreign countries at that rate so why shouldn't Canadians get a similar he asked. Mr. Cameron claimed the government is benefiting from inflation. of the inflated the tax dollar is he said. The balloon of social couldn't exist without the inflated dollar. Fourteen cents of every federal dollar goes to the payment of federal debt. Canadians pay million a day interest on the federal Mr. Cameron said. In this the Social Credit party is going to fight like it hasn't fought in a long time. can Mr. Cameron said. Willard Paxman of Raymond was elected president of the constituency association. Mr. Paxman was the Social Credit candidate for the Medicine Hat constituency in the last federal election. Halvor Holt and Vern Young of Lethbridge and Marion Caldwell of Cardston were elected vice-presidents and Laura Lee Manswer of Stirling was elected as secretary. A nomination meeting to choose a Socred candidate for the coming will be held May 30 at 8 p.m. It is tentatively set for the Civic Centre. RCMP ARE LOOKING- FOR UNLUCKY PIERRE Last week Fred Weatherup called his youngest Sicilian miniature donkey Pierre. This week he changed the name to Unlucky Pierre. Sometime during the Mr. Weatherup someone rustled the three-week-old mite from his farm on the old Coaldale road. RCMP are looking for the missing which stands only 12 inches high and weighs about 15 pounds Mr. Weatherup has 12 donkeys Pierre was his thirteenth. Teacher wins NDP nomination By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer A Lethbridge mother of four will represent the New Democratic Party for the Lethbridge riding in the July 8 federal election after winning the nomination at the party's convention Wednesday. Bessie vice- principal of George McKillop Elementary won the nomination over Hal an unsuccessful party candidate in the 1972 election. Nearly 120 people attended the meeting at the Rainbow Hall Vice-president of the metro NDP association in 1973 and a director this Mrs. Annand refused the nomination for the 1972 federal election. She told .the convention the rate of inflation must be reduced because it has melted away pensioners' savings and reduced the value of the dollar needed to buy food and clothing. Human an unjust tax excessive profits of large runaway inflation and the development of Canadian resources for Canadians will be key issues in her fight for she said. federal human rights commission should be established to investigate the reform of Canadian laws which discriminate against Mrs. Annand said. She told the convention the Indian people are getting a raw deal from the federal government. of funds for post secondary education for Indian young people have not been according to recent she said. Mrs. Annand said tax write- offs to large multi-national corporations cost the Canadian government in excess of one billion dollars per year. made by oil companies continue to with two oil Imperial and making a profit increase in excess of 100-per-cent in the first quarter of compared with the first quarter of she said. Mrs. Annand said increased profits represented an increase of 42.7-per-ceni of the profit share of the gross national product in compared with 1971. wages fiorn February 1973 to February 1974 rose by only eight per- yet Liberal and Conservative politicians BESSIEANNAND consistently blame wage increases as a major cause of she told the convention. She said the cost of living is escalating at an ever- increasing just like the profits of large but earners are falling further and further Provincial NDP leader Grant who attended the said the up- coming election will be won on issues and not personality. He said the issues the NDP will be fighting for are selective price a two-price system on natural resources. Wheat Board control and control of foreign ownership. Mr. Notley told the convention the Liberal party's budget was voted down because it had nothing in it for the average man accept a few token items. Principal moves on The principal of Agnes Davidson Elementary school in the city for the last seven years has resigned his post to take the principalship of a school west of Calgary. Don who has held administrative posts in Lethbridge schools for the last 20 will become principal of the 23-room Elbow Valley Elementary school in the Springbank six miles west of Calgary. Mr. Hagen is married with three children. ;