Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, May 25, 1973 Alberta youths offered farm project loans Low-interest loans to sup- port, profit-making projects are now available to youths through ttis Alberta Future Farmers Program. The program, sponsored by the Alberta Agricultural De- velopment Corporation, is de- signed to encourage young rural Albertans to undertake practical, educational proj- ects so they can learn from experience the value of planning, financial manage- ment, production and mark- eting. The corporation will guar- antee loans assisting any reasonable agriculturally ori- ented project. Examples in- clude using the borrowed money to purchase livestock or grains which can be used to turn a profit for the bor- Conference attracts local legal officials Two Lethbridge legal offi- cials and five other Albertans will represent the province at a national symposium on "medical sciences and crim- inal law" Monday and Tues- day in Toronto. The conference, sponsored by the University of Toronto and the federal government, will dicuss the "assistance which could be given by the medical profession to judges in assessing whether anti-so- cial behavior might be due to physical or mental prob- Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson said. Provincial Judge Hudson and Crown Prosecutor Vaughan Hartigan are the two Lethbridge men attend ing. Garrison group elects officers Capt. K. G. Barrett was re- elected president of the Leth- bridge Garrisson Association at the annual meeting in the Lethbridge armory. Also re-elected were Major M. G. Hamilton, secretary, and Major W. J. Gray, trea- surer. A social calendar including the annual Armistice Day ball Nov. 11, was arranged. P r e liminary arrangemerils for the ball are in the hands of a committee headed by Maior L. A. Jacobson. until he becomes years of age. The leans will carry an in- terest rate of one per cent over the prime interest ra.e. Interested youths may con- tact a Treasury Branch, dis- trict agriculturist, municinal or county office or 4-H office for further details. Mayor's generosity brings blushes., compromise By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer The "vacant" warehouse of- fered to tlie Native Friend- ship Society for a centre Wednesday turned out Thurs- day to be full of fibreglass boats, tubs, tanks, and trail- er parts. The discovery came as a surprise to nearly everyone except Tom Hedrich, manag- er of Glascon Industries Ltd. which as been storing its products in the warehouse since the firm rented the pre- mise from, the city Feb. 1. For a moment it looked like city hall was to be left with egg on its face and the Frienship Society with one more setback in its search for a new home, but the mix- up fortunately had a happy ending. The formalities still have to be worked out and the mat- ter has to go to the Munici- pal Planning Commission next Wednesday, but a deal has been worked out to give the Friendship Society the front part of the warehouse and a bathroom area. A society board member. RCMP Staff Sgt. E. J. Clark who has spent some time as- sisting the society executive search for a centre location, said Thursday that arrange- ment will give the centre ample space and good quart- ers. "It's just a matter of put- ting in a he said. "With some renovations, it will be quite adequate." Mr. Hedrich admitted to being a little surprised by the visit from city hall and Friendship Society officials but said he was willing to co- operate. "It will be a bit of an in- convenience losing the extra storage space, but it won't cause us a great deal of hard- lie said. The firm is looking event- ually to buy land and put up its own building in the in- dustrial park on the north side. The warehouse which the city bought from Eaton's is in the phase two urban re- newal area at 324 4th St. S. It was offered to the Friendship Society Wednes- day following a Municipal Planning Commission meet- ing which rejected their ap- plication to establish the cen- tre in a two-storey house at 820 6th Ave. S. Members of the commis- sion, including Mayor Andy Anderson apparently w ere not aware the city's proper- ty administration office bad already rented the building, and the oversight wasn't dis- covered until the next morn- ing. Ti.e program is designed for youths 12 to 18 years. Youths living in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Leth- Medicine Hat or Grande Prairie may also participate if they undertake a project outside their city. The maximum amount of the loan guaran'.la is to for ths first year, up to during the second year and up to ?600 for all suc- ceeding years per person. A n y successful Future Farmer has the option of starting a project of one year duration, repaying the loan ard not continuing or of con- tinuing the project into the second, third and subsequent Agrologists appoint executive A new slate of officers has been named for the Letb- branch of the Alberta Insti- tute of tural Institute of Canada. Dr. Dave Bowden of the Lethbridge Research Station succesds Jack McOacken, head of the Lelhbridge envir- onment office, as president. President elect for the branch is Akos Pungor, con- servation and development head for the Alberta irriga- tion division in Lethbridge. Directors elected at the branch annual meeting in- clude Howard Christie. Ar- nold Petracek and Dr. Gavin Kemp. 'Liberals no NDP leader sees loss for Schmidt At local shoiving ocuess Pafti Oatman and director David Acomba Slipst ream premieres in Lethbridge Film had to be in these hills Bj JOANNA MORGAN" Herald Staff Writer It was a film that began over three years ago, said its Canadian director, Acomba, as no more than a small idea and a personal fascination with the land around Spring Coulee, the country witnessed on his many car trips to Vancouver, and Los Angeles, and on the way home again to Toronto. But to the small audience in Lethbridge's College Cine- ma last night, Slipstream was proof of much more and they gava an enthusiastic re- sponse to its quiet world pre- miere. The film had an initial bud- get of S400.000 but it cast another S100.000 to do it on location in Southern Alberta. Mr. Acomba said that he could have filmed it north ot Toronto for much less, but that "it had to be in these hil's." A two-vear effort by the di- rector to raise the money for his film was successful when the Canadian Film Develop- ment Corporation joined the support pledged by a private backer, Harold Grcenberg. Bill Fruet. the writer for the celebrated Wedding in White end Going Down the Road did the screenplay for this film. A former resident of Lethbridge, Mr. Fruet is now in France at the Cannes Film Festival with Wedding in White. Thursday night the director and the main female actress Patti Oatman joined ths au- dience that included many extras and local people asso- ciated with the film, crew dur- ing their stay in May and June of 1972. Much of the initial enthu- siasm was probably the re- sult of the recognition shock of familiar scenes and peo- Having offensive weapon brings day in jail, fine A 25-yaar-cld Taber man convicted Thursday of pos- session of an offensive wea- pon was sentenced to one day in jail and fined Court was told that on April 9 Thomas .Morton Archer was involved in a barroom dispute with Gregory Filgas, of Le.h- bridge. Archer pulled out a start- ing pistol and stuck it in Mr. Filgas' ribs. The alterca- tion then cooled down but sevsral minutes later both went outside and Archer again stuck the gun in Filgas' chest, pulling the trigger. Filgas did not know the gun was merely a starting pistol, court was told. Fishing rules clarified Canadian fishermen hooH- cd some good news this week with a clarification of fish- ing permit requirements by a Montana travel game war- den. "Canadians do not have to buv a state licence to fish on the EVckfoot Indian reserva- says Leslie Cobell, tra- vel game warden on the re- serve. Mr. Cobcll said fishermen should have a travel permit and stay within reservation boundaries. p'e, some depicted with an uncanny beauty. were good shots of coulees and prairie horizons, interlaced by scenes of Kenyon Field, the Spring Coulee elevators, the Left- bridge Post Office, corridors in the University of Leth- bridge. Apart though from tire pure lyricism of same photo- graphy, the film will be anal- yzed for the quality that made its director term it different kind of film, a sur- real mood piece." The film came out first with some bitter reflections on the commercial music in- dustry, and its story of a renegade dise jockey broad- casting from a deraict farm- house showed how in a world rotten with payola, the only "artist" in the business may be the man often castigated as its hack, its final mer- chant, the disc jockey. But this would be too limit- ing. Slipstream shows some incongruous modern truths. Its main character is a man who litters an old farm house with copies of tte publication Rolling Stone and thousands cf dollars worth of stereo equipment, a man who inter- rupts his broadcast of rock music to mix it rath the wild sound of a prairie storm, in an attempt to synthesize his craft to nature, to tie voca- tion to avocation, to make the disparate and disruptive ele- ments of his life cohere. The result can only be a pattern of behavior doomed to ridicule and tragedy. In a grand moment of personal apocalypse the disc jockey burns down his house and equipment only to be tinged with sham and artifice as a journalist takes notes and photographs the ruins of his living. Apart from this theme, the film contains manv sketches of appalling modernity and they alone could make it a significant film. As a free lance producer for CBC television, Mr. Acomba worked with Ian and Sylvia and Ann Murray. He did a film on the famed rock music concert hall Filmore East before beginning his work on Slipstream. The film starts a public run in Lethbridge tonight. II will bj introduced this eve- ning in Edmonton, By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer The Social Credit Party will still be without a leader in the legislature after the June 25 byelection in the Cal- gary Foothills riding. New Democratic leader Grant Notley predicts. Mr. Notley. speaking to the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, said Thursday the election race will be strictly between the NDP and Conservatives. All four provincial parties have nominated candidates for the seat, vacsrt since the death in February of Tele- phones Minister Len Werry. ''It's going to be an inter- esting horse race between the Conservatives and the NDP "I think Mr. Schmidt (Soc- red leader Werner Schmidt) will do well. I don't think he'll win. "The Liberals are not a factor. You have three major contenders. as well as Mr. Mr. Notley said. Bob Russell is leader of the provincial Liberal party. Seeking election beside Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Russell are Stewart McCrae (Conserva- tive) and Nancy Eng (NDP provincial Mr. Notley criticized Pre- mier Peter Lougheed for the government's two-price sys- tem of natural gas export. "The premier is very def- initely interfering with inter- provincial trade. Energy re- sources should be used as a bargaining tool for a better deal for the west in general. Let's use that in exchange for concessions in other mat- ters. "Lougheed is making the government of Alberta the agent for the (gas) industry. What you have trader the Lougheed government is state socialism for the indus- try because all we are is the agent for Mr. Notley said. He said if the Alberta two- price system is challenged before the Supreme Court of Canada, the policy will not be upheld. Mr. Notley said Alberta's oil and gas industry this year will take more than SI bil- lion out of the province than it contributes in taxes, sal- aries and advertising. The NDP leader said Al- berta's oil companies not the taxpayer will benefit from a two-price system. ''There will be an addi- tional million in rev- enues if the Lougheed pro- posal is accepted. Who's go- ing to get it? hundred ar.d ninety-two million dollars will go to the industry, which we 'know is largely foreign controlled. "Thirty two million dol- lars will go to the provincial treasury in royalties. But through a system of rebates to the Alberta consumer. million will be taken from, these royalties, leaving only Mr. Notley said. He said that amount will be further reduced by million in subsidies to fuel compa- nies producing other than gas. "That leaves about S3 mil- lion for the people, which fa about five weeks income from the Alberta Liquor Con- trol the NDP leader ssid. Mr. Notley also challenged the Lougheed government to introduce ccr.tro'.s on election spending, the lack of which "has allowed the back room boys to have too much say in who is He said the public has a right to kr.ow who is "paying the freight" for any political party including the NDP. "When you accept large sums of money from any souics, that has a subtle in- fluence on what decisions are made. -And I include the NDP. You should have the right to know how much the trade un- ion movement is putting up for the NDP. say this not as a New Democrat but as a concern- ed Mr. Notley said. Most of south enjoys showers The Foremost and Medi- cine Hat regions continue dry today as the rest of Southern Alberta from just east of Lethbridge enjoys rain show- ers. By 10 a.m. Lethbridge had received .29 of an inch of with Creek recording .31 of ap inch up to 6 a.m. The Lethbridge weather of- fice reports spots of Southern Alberta hare received up to three quarters of an inch of rain. The storm is covering the province from Calgary south ind into Montana. Cranbrook en the west has received .3 of an inch. The wet conditions are ex- pected to continue through this afternoon, turning to iso- lated showers and thunder showers. The high today is expected to be 63 degrees with over- night lows in tha 40s. Satur- day, dry air will move into the region, bringing sunny conditions with the possibil- ity of late afternoon showers. Gyro head visits cilv The international president o" the Gyro Club will be in Lethbridge this weekend. Edwin C. Strain of Dayton. Ohio, will attend a special banquet in his honcr. There are 43 Gyro mem- bers in Lethbridge and a corresponding number of Gy- rt-ttes, the women's group. Part of Playgoers' tveek Winston Churchill High School teacher Lily Larter, accompanied by The Big Band under the direction of Nick Kucheran, Thursday highlighted the fifth day of the week-long 50th anniversary celebrations for the Play- goers of Lerhbridge. Abouf 200 persons attended Yates Memorial Centre performance. The anniversary week concludes with a musical O What A Lovely War, directed by Dick Melli, both tonight and Saturday 8 p.m. Saturday morning, Playgoers will present Theatre For Children. No admission will be charged for the 10 a.m. performance by Lethbridge Youth and odults will be welcomed if they are accompanied by o child.