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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 Foremost fuel dealer's complaint to county called 'sour grapes9 By DARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor 'FOREMOST A bulk oil dealer's complaint to the County of Forty-Mile council Friday that have kind of been on gasoline and cliesel fuel tenders for 1974 was rejected as by municipal committee chairman Coun. William Kenneth Babe. Bob B 'ton. Imperial Oil Ltd. agent told the council in this area are not very satisfied with the way you tendered fuel for He said way the thing was let out for tender this cost the county several' thousands of dollars. This charge was followed by an allegation that seems like some of the information we let out here got over to our This caused Coun. Ed Torsher of Bow Island to call for substantiation of the charge or a withdrawal. Said Mr. the beginning of your remarks you made a very strong someone on this took it over to your competitor. Unless you are positive this has been I would suggest you retract that you would like to go into it this is the way it said Mr. Burton. are not trying to make any big thing out of it. We have looked into Imperial had a contract last year but the provisos it stipulated for extension of the contract through 1974 were said Coun. Ed that the county was forced to call tenders again this year. of the terms was that we purchase our road oil from he told his colleagues. we do if they don't sell the oil we Coun. Babe said the Shell Canada Ltd. bid was two cents a gallon lower than Imperial's and consequently Shell got the contract. Mr. Burton of our information has got to the other companies we had the wrong deal of laying our cards on the what our tender would be for '74 and it went from Arabian horse show time all tells in the ring By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer You don't just get on a purebred Arabian or any and expect the animal to perform with beauty and takes a lot of training and trust. The by the way. goes both ways. That's how Allan Cameron. from one of the competitors Friday night before more than 500 spectators at the 7th annual Chinook Arabian horse sees it It paid too. Mr. Cameron and his six- year-old purebred Arabian Rolo Zabid were entered in the class 11 purebred trail horse open. It was an event which consisted of simulated conditions that might be met by a horse and rider on the open trail. Out of the six entries. Mr Cameron and his proud mount were the only to complete the course. Maplex Melamine PIK-NIK DINNERWARE SETS service for 4 4 mugs 4 bowls priced at 8 95 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN To someone who doesn't know much about horses and competition the obstacle course didn't look like much. There were no six foot high no a few logs that appeared to be thrown on the ground in no definite manner. But it wasn't that simple. Those logs had two animal skins thrown on them. The second obstacle was small but deceiving to the horse two logs with a black and white striped piece of plywood in resembling a cattle- guard. The third obstacle was a large canvass tarp with a log across the center. Here the horse was required to along the log and Not very The high-strung purebreds were required to walk over the logs and the canvass and if the animal wasn't sure of his footing and didn't fully trust the or if the rider all was lost. There were two other obstacles that had the horses backing up. you train a ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg 222 5th St. S Phone 328-4095 GUARANTEED SERVICE To ind most other of ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 to You ANGLO PHOTO SERVICE DEPT. 4.195thStrMtSouth 328-0575 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitttioru Brid. Book. You Napkin. Hour II We provide complimentary personalized head table place cards with each order1 FREE CUSTOMER PARKING If you can wait til I Monday Make a Cash in on bargains galore from an inventory of millions of Shoppers Stoppers start May 27 Simpsons-Sears Now is the time to consider AIR CONDITIONING from your 'Air Conditioning Centre of the South' CHARLTON KILL LTD. 1262-2nd Ave. South Phone 328-3388 But Reeve Dan Vanden Berg opposition knew what your discount was tor 1973 and that you would be carrying it over for another After Mr. Burton had made his submission and left the council Coun. Babe said it was a case of Mr. Burton's final -'We would like tendering to be done a little bit more He I have got my company so disgusted they don't want to retender any He noted the county had' signed a contract for gallons of road oil and it has been Oil would like to know just why it has been he said. went to an entirely different said Coun. Torsher. can get rid of the said Mr. explaining the loss of this contract was not so serious as the other. The oil agent was also disturbed that his firm was willing to loan pumping equipment -while other companies wouldn't and yet Imperial didn't get the contract. But Coun. Bill Gejdos said was nothing mentioned about loaning it Coun. William George you can't take away his fear but you can teach him obedience and Mr. Cameron said. He said a horse can be afraid of an obstacle but his obedience will over-ride the fear. go through or over an obstacle because you want him too. The horse has to have confidence in the Mr. Cameron said. He's been riding since he was four years old and now he trains horses at his home in 70 miles east of Lethbridge. horse has to trust you If you take him somewhere and the horse gets he won't trust you to go there again. you have to have confidence in your because if you don't you'll never get Mr. Cameron said. It feels good to win and there's been a lot of winners since the first Chinook Arabian Horse Show seven years ago. the ring was small and outdoors. The first show had a grand total of 35 entries. This year there are 220 purebred and half breed Arabian horses entered in the competition at an indoor ring at the Exhibition Pavilion. Tonight spectators will see 13 including the Arabian mounted native where riders and horses are dressed in colorful Arabian clothing. In hospital A 20-year-old Lethbridge man is in satisfactory condition in St. Michael's hospital with chest injuries following a head-on collision early Friday morning one- quarter of a mile east of the city limits on the old Coaldale road. George Creighton driving a one-half ton truck was in collision with a westbound car driven by Bob 907 23rd St. N. No damage estimate was available and RCMP are 'investigating the accident. Investigation continues into impropriety claims A Lethbridge lawyer is continuing his investigation into claims by two Blood Indians that band funds have been improperly distributed. Doug Maxwell has been retained by Duncan Bottle and Frank who allege the band illegally used band funds to establish Kainai Industries. The two men claim the funds have to be distributed among reserve residents on a per capita basis. Mr. Maxwell told The Herald a preliminary investigation indicates than an in depth study of the allegations is necessary and Before he can finally advise his clients if they have a Mr. Maxwell said he has to study several treaties and the details of a land surrender agreement. Insurance men 'must be factual' Life insurance agents must always give first priority to the clients' best the 1974 president of the Life Underwriters Association of Canada told Lethbridge members at a luncheon Friday. Donald MacLean told local association members that agents must be well ethical professionals dedicated to delivering high quality service and advice. must be plausible and Mr. MacLean said. The founded in 1906 and incorporated by act of the federal government in is a professional association of life insurance agents. It seeks to accomplish higher standards of life insurance service to Canadians by administering a five-year program of training and education leading to the designation Chartered Life Underwriter. consumer is fully entitled to voice his dissatisfaction if he is poorly served or receives an inferior Mr. MacLean said. But he added the average consumer is often reluctant or unable to make his concerns felt with sufficient force and effect to make any difference. this is the age of then I suggest for us it is the age of he said. Mr. MacLean said agents must overcome the commonly held view that the life insurance agent is a poorly high pressure sales person with only his commission in peddles high cost policies of life insurance to people who can't afford them. must always place our clients' needs and ability to pay before everything he said. The life insurance agent is the person the consumer sees and hears and on his actions that the industry will be Tie told the members of the association. the unsavoury few in our business who tend to bring the entire industry into disrepute. Be trustworthy and set an example for your associates to be as ethical and as honest as Mr. MacLean said. In Mr. MacLean was elected to the national board of directors of the Life Underwriters Association of Canada and has served as a member ever since. He began his career in life insurance shortly after he graduated from Nova Scotia's Mount Allison University. CHEC gets Taber licence CHEC Radio received approval Friday from the Canadian Radio-Television Commission to establish a watt radio station in Taber. Harold CHEC said today the station will begin broadcasting Sept. with a target of 12 hours of local programming originating in the Taber studio per day. The to be called will also have its own news department. The licence granted by the CRTC expires March McFall say it cost the county several thousands of dollars. What has happened that it would cost the county Said Mr. 1973 we tendered on fuel and there was no time limit involved. You used to tender on fuel for one year. There was no time limit on how long this tender was we will tender on it for two years. We asked our company to tender real heavy 9.02 cents on gas and 7.53 cents on diesel the heaviest discount you have ever had in the County of Forty-Mile. following year we come back and told council what was going to these discounts would be dropped back to less than four cents. of council was quite in favor of carrying on our tender for another Interjected Coun. you say you are saying public Said the of a sudden they said which is we don't mind losing business if it is done fairly. We come and laid our prices on the table. Then it was taken back to one of our competitors what out price would be and then it was He told the council it could have saved by staying with the original contract. council learned Imperial had sold its two tanks to the county for Mr. Burton bought worth of equipment for so you made a good gave them what they asked so there should be no said Coun. Babe. not really hollering but we know these other companies will not loan this equipment said the company would have rented it and some other company wouldn't rent This year's contract was for about gallons of fuel. In former the successful bidder would remove the other company's pumps and install its own. Now oil companies are not loaning pumping equipment. 'Legislation would help transport handicapped7 By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer The provincial government is being asked to pass legislation to include transportation for the handicapped in grants given for municipal says the chairman of the Alberta committee of handicapped action groups. Jean Battell says she sees hopes for improved transportation for the handicapped and elderly in Lethbridge if the legislation is passed. The local handicapped action group is investigating the needs of the elderly and handicapped regarding transportation in the city. Handicapped on the Move has been looking into the acquisition of a small bus for Lethbridge that could carry eight to 12 of whom could walk and two to four who would be in wheelchairs. The group is investigating the cost of the bus as well as other systems of transportation. They have estimated the cost to the handicapped people using the bus would be about 25 or 50 cents a trip based on a handicapped and elderly population of Even if only half of these people used the service it would still be a Ms. Battell says Another area the group is_ investigating is the adaptation of the Lethbridge transit system to provide facilities for the handicapped so they could ride the current buses. This is viewed as a stepping stone to the ideal system of having a separate transit she says. Ms. Battell adds the group has received notice from the city transit system that the city would provide maintenance and shelter for a bus if the group could acquire one. she the action group does not want to its time establishing transportation but hopes other organizations which have responsibilities in this area become involved in the planning. Frank chairman of the local says he would want the organization to stay and touch on many subjects and needs for the handicapped and elderly. CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL ILN. 327-2122 Y.W.C.A. 604 8th Street South Phone 327-2284 INTERMEDIATE TENNIS LESSON Tues. and Thura. 10 to 11 a.m. Civic Sports Centre Courts May 28 to July 4 May 27 at YWCA a.m. to p.m. The YWCA reserves the right to determine the number of registrations. 12 PfecMcrltplrMchtekm 4 Corn 4 DInMr Roth French FriM or Potato SWMI and Sour Sauco DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR FOR ONLY .99 JUST CALL 327-0240 or 327-2M7 4 LOTUS INN Aeroee from the CPR Depot NOMINATION MEETING For the purpose of electing one candidate to represent Lethbridge Constituency in the forthcoming federal election to be held MAY 29th 8P.M. El Rancho Convention Centre Lethbridge LETHBRIDGE FEDERAL LIBERAL ASSOCIATION He says the group will remain involved in transportation but is also becoming involved in other areas. Ms. Battell says one area the committee of all action groups is focusing on is the of the handicapped in the provincial Bill of Rights Rights Protection Mr. Merkl says the rights of the handicapped should also extend to transportation. Ms. Battell says the coverage of the handicapped in the act would eliminate some of the problems they face. child who is handicapped does not even get to go to school if that school is inaccessible. And the principal has authority to make a decision whether to allow a child to go to school in his she says. The ultimate aim of such a change in the act would be the handicapped are given normal rights other people will begin to respond and will gradually accept the handicapped as part of Acceptance could come in five to 10 years with this she says. LCC program lauded by minister's assistant The Lethbridge Contemporary Women's program provides an excellent incentive to help women on welfare get back on their feet said John executive assistant to Neil minister of health and social development. Speaking Friday to the third group of women to complete the he said results of the program indicate that many women have acquired part or full-time jobs and there is concrete evidence of better family relationships. Certificates and awards were presented at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant to 11 students completing the which is sponsored by the Lethbridge Community College and the department of social development. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS t19O Intuited Phone 328-2178 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES FOR Lovely 3 bedroom home with large family open hearth 1480 square ideal south side beautifully landscaped. 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