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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta District The LetKbridge Herald SECOND SECTION May 1974 Pages 13-24 Jumbo package of entertainment WALTER KERBER photos Candyfloss barker Tony Gilio here from Long N.Y. By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer The circus is in The and acrobats. The colorful horse drawn wagons parading down main street are only a memory now. Those days are gone But the excitement is still there and always will be when the circus comes to town Hurbert Castle's Shrine Circus opened at the exhibition Grandstand Monday full of color and excitement. The clowns are out in full the three rings set the jugglers and acrobats perform their and the smell of popcorn and cotton candy fills the air. More than aged 2 to screamed with laughter and delight as the clown's over-sized trousers fell off when his comedy car exploded under him. In many Lethbridge homes children beg their father to take them to the circus But father probably wants to go just as much as his children. The Circus is for When it comes to high-wire acts and lions roaring at the trainer everyone is a kid. Even if they have to bundle up in a blanket like Rod Bridge and four-year-old son Tracy. Clowns Sandy and Rex Young they only look sad at end of the show The entertainers still have their romantic names that seem to catch the attention of the audience before the act even begins now ladies and in the centre ring you will see the only act of its kind in the world The Golden Carlos the ringmaster shouts This act is something to see. It is a combination of acrobatics and enough contortionism to amaze anyone. There's Sabrina and Francarro on the The Flying Valentines on the Arturo Segura from Spain walking the high-wire of the Janmar Elephants. Those who love to go to ..he circus probably feel some of that joy A little bit of everyone is a part of the because without the people there would be no circus Allen 1734 15th Ave. S. came away from the show remembering the elephants and little dogs doing kinds of The Shrine circus is here only two days. If you miss it you'll have to wait until next year IN RAISES FOLLOW COMPLAINTS Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON In the past the Alberta Human Rights Commission obtained in raises for workers not getting equal pay for equal the province said Monday. Manpower Minister Bert Hohcl tabled information in the legislature outlining the commission's response to 212 complaints from to March of this year Of the total 140 complaints were from women and 72 from men. While only three concerned equal pay for equal the return said the pay increases resulted from both actions and individual The commission said 64 complaints were unsubstantiated In 26 the complainant was offered a 10 complainants were retained or 11 were reconsidered or interviewed for a two received equal working three equal one was 14 discriminatory advertisements were corrected and five boards of inquiry requested. Hyndman will restore old schools By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The province will send several million dollars to upgrade and restore school buildings under a program announced Monday. Education Minister Lou-------------------------------- Hyndman told the legislature the program is aimed at fuller use of existing structures. Figures released earlier in the session revealed empty seats in schools are costing taxpayers million. The department of education polled 143 school boards to help draft the plan It should see existing buildings updated or otherwise improved. The province will also pay the full cost of converting existing commercial or private buildings to school uses. It goes into effect in June and applications should be processed by the end of September. Most renovations will take place next year should be able to increase the pupil utilization of already-built Mr. Hyndman decreasing the need for new pupil spaces in their systems. schools can more easily be hooked up to natural gas Changes to lighting systems will enable lights in schools to be turned on and off selectively. Renovations required as a result of recommendations of provincial and municipal fire inspectors will be he said. Details of the program will be sent to school boards shortly Mr. Hyndman did an abrupt about-face Monday night and withdrew proposed roadblocks to school board trustees voting themselves easy pay raises. He withdrew sections of a School Amendment Act which would have required boards to give three each two weeks to bylaws authorizing pay hikes The education minister originally introduced the amendments after Calgary Public School trustees voted themselves 50 per cent raises in one night. The resulting public protest apparently triggered the amendments Mr. Hyndman said outside the legislature upwards of a dozen boards protested the amendments. assistance requested In the education minister's announcement was greeted with guarded optimism by school officials who haven't yet seen details of the program. this is the said public school board secretary Mack certainly happy to hear Mr. Crumley said the Lethbridge public board had asked for just such assistance in a brief to Mr Hyndman about a month ago. boards just don't have access to money for he said. fine for the government to offer but if the renovation costs and the school board can't find the other the doesn't do much good Mr Crumley said the public board has a number of problem areas it would like to attend to. just one we have a serious problem with heat gain at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and Gilbert because of excessive window space In 80-and 90-degree it gets he said. Ralph Lethbridge separate board said the separate board has at least one renovation project at Assumption School which could perhaps fit into such a program There was a somewhat similar reaction at the Lethbridge County school where Superintendent Chick Surge said he is waiting to get details on the program before making any plans. had a reasonable maintenance program and many of our schools are in what we consider good he said. Lockout 'panic effort' Cardston unsure about funds to improve water supply CARDSTON Water runs downhill but Cardston town council feels it is fighting an uphill battle to upgrade its water supply system. Town council Monday night learned that government assistance is available from the two economic expansion and environment. But council is wondering how much assistance will actually be forthcoming. Lamb and Nelson the town's consulting has received a letter from the department of economic reference on updating of the water system The letter indicates a consultant will conduct the studies. They will include projections of water demands for the town at peak and average loads and additional supplies for the Moses Lake settlement on the Blood Indian Reserve. There will be an assessment of water required for additions to the sewage treatment for raw untreated sewage and for the lines. Council also discussed a letter from Ron Kniaht of the deoartment of the environment in Lethbridge. He offered assistance to the town through its water resources management division. Mayor Lloyd Gregson suggested people from this department should visit Cardston to assess its erosion problems. we will have an opportunity to have them participate with us on this creek erosion said Mayor Gregson. Council agreed. Coun. Don Caldwell noted grant money appears to be available from several different sources. put it alMn one pool and get the largest dam we can he said The town has three water mains from its Lee Creek weir five miles southwest of town. One eight-inch main is full of leaks. It is situated in boggy land. Council Monday night to shut the line off so Town Supervisor Don Sudo can check it over thoroughly. It provides direct service to seven residents in the southwest area and also carries water to the town proper. Council decided an above-ground plastic main may have to be installed for the summer. Town plans have been suspended until it learns exactly what the government is The threatened nation-wide the the president of lockout of employees by the Alberta Federation of Canada's three largest meat Labor said Monday in packers is effort to panic Calgary Reg Basken described the policy committee recently created by Burns Foods Canada Packers and Swift Canadian as a written in and aimed solely at locating union's weakest Bill Alberta Regional Coordinator for the National Farmers said Edmonton a lockout by going to do. The town understands the government will design the total award the supervise construction and turn the finished dam and reservoir over to the town. The council has been working on its water upgrading plan for more than a year. When the government studies are completed the town will draft a bylaw for ratepayer approval of debenture borrowing. Then the town will learn just what government grant money will be forthcoming in major meatpackers would be completely irresponsible considering their profits. suppliers and stores are making plans to meet a possible meat shortage if packing plant employees in Alberta go on strike June 5 as scheduled. ;