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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta TRAVELLING BY CHARTER TO EUROPE? LET US ARRANGE YOUR GROUND TOURS SEVERAL SELECTIONS ARC AVAILABLE ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3J01 The Lcthbrldgc Herald SECOND .SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, May 31, 1972 PAGES 13 TO 24 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 llh AVE. S. IETHBRIDGE, AlBERTA Summer is coming. Be ready with ci pair of Prescription Sunrjlnsies. You Records were set or lied in almost every point from Fort MacMurrny south Tuesday and more of the same could be in store for today. Lethbridge tied the longest- slanding record in the province with a temperature of degrees .set in 1930. Pincher Creek lied a record of 85, also set in 1936. Coronation set a new record high of 86, eclip- sing the old mark of CO set in 1963. Lethbridge was the second- hottest place in Canada, follow- ing Whitecourl, which hit 89. The overnight low last night was CO degrees. For today, temperatures again were expected to hit the mld-80s and could break the old record of 86 degrees, set in 1356. Afternoon or evening show- ers arc cx-pccied today and there is a possibility of thun- dershowcrs. Tonight's low is expected to drop to 50 degrees as a weak cold front moves into the area. However, it will bring only slightly cooler temperatures with it and Thursday is expect- ed to dawn sunny and warm. More showers are predicted for tomorrow afternoon or even- ing. Trustees "HENDERSON PRISON? The trees do appear as bars to as those standing in the those like to i vmr-irs. of a prison, is it? Henderson lake attracts those who like as those in the foreground. -Walter i-noi__ By KON CAI.nWKU, Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON A motion to seek increased federal govern- ment financial support foi edu- cation passed by a narrow nine vote margin during the final session of (lie annual Ca- nadian School Trustees' Asso- ciation convention Tuesday. There were 20H delegates in j favor and opposed in the secret ballot vote which set a minimum of one third of a province's education costs as the amount Ottawa should con- tribute. Concern for the future of local autonomy tempered most of the arguments against the resolution, but supporters Argued I hat such a move would have little or no effect on the highly valued local autonomy. "The federal government is contributing more than ?1 bil- lion a year to education now snd it docs not interfere. "This three-way partnership is more likely to prevent a takeover by any one level of government." The Manitoba d e 1 egation, which introduced the resolu- tion, said more federal involve- ment in education is necessary to establish equality of oppor- tunity. Some parts of Canada are more affluent than others and these areas need assis- tance. The property tax. which has been a major source of educa- tion funds, can no longer bear the brunt of rising costs, said the resolution. "The tax burden on property is increasing beyond the ability of certain property owners to pay and provincial revenues do r.ot permit a further "eduction of the properly tax without in- creased revenues from a feder- al, or other provincial and local sources." In other business Tuesday, a inoiiev V new t'xraitivc of the national association ck'f-U-fl. Pc-lor I'mvell oi British Co- lumbia named president while W. Hnbsim of Manito- ba was f lectori vice president. Boih posts won by accla- nuilion. The three nw dircctors-at- larfie are: Audrey Griffiths of Leduc, .1. F. U. Mitchell of Nova Scoiia and M. A. Stillwell 1 of Ncv; Brunswick. Bridge discussions on o A delegation of city administrators and council members was scheduled to meet with highways minister Clarence Copi- thornc in Edmonton this morning to get a commitment for construction of the bridge to West Lethbrklge. Mayor Andy Anderson said he expects a decision by Thurs- day on'whether the city can begin bridge construction by late 1873 with assistance from the province. City Manager Tom Nutting, city engineer Randy Holfeld and Aiderman Cam Barnes accompanied the mayor to the meeting. City council has allulcd S150.000 for a design of the bridge and approaches this year. Last week. Mr. Copithnrne said survey work for the bridge would also start this year. Tha city is seeking confirmation of a 75 per cent provincial, 25 per cent city cost sharing program for lire bridge. Those terms had been accepted by the previous government with the condition the bridge would be built in HiTD. The estimated cost of the bridge is ?6 million. Mr. Nutting has said construction of the bridge is an im- portant factor in the development of the side, which is to begin with the sale of lots in September. Student IMS competition won job market Apparently some students earning slightly more than S2 rer hour are taking time off or juitUng jobs lo look for better pay. And better paying jobs are scarce, warns a Canada Centre student employ-nent office spokesman. Those individuals who are ,aking time off from jobs to hunt for better-paying work are risking being completely job-ess, he said. Some unemployed students will not consider jobs which entail traveling out of town, ie said. Such jobs which currently exist are for production line workers and beet, labor. Both types of work allow male students to earn about per day. The student office is located at 323 7th St. S. or phone GREG McINTYRE Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON It would be financial suicide" for Northern Bus Lines of Lethbridge to compete with Greyhound on daily scheduled bus service between Calgary and Lethbridge, a hearing before the Alberta Highway Traffic Board was told Tuesday. However, a n accountant, a awvcr and Northern president Steve Kotch all testified that the Lethbridge-based bus company is able to borrow the S05.UOO it will need to put a bus on the route and can compete with the American owned transportation giant. Northern has applied to operate a non stop, first class bus daily between Calgary and Lethbridge. The route is now exclusively in the hands of Greyhound, which operates six runs a day. Northern has also applied to operate chartered trips out of Calgary. Following the all day hearing, board chairman Clarence Kemvay said Mr. Kotch will be notified of the board's decision in about two weeks. Outside the board room. Mr. Kolcii said his chances to get approval to expand seem h He accused the board of being composed soley of civil servants "who have neicr had ,o take normal bus i n e s s gambles." Opposition to the proposed expansion by Northern came from three bus companies Greyhound, Diversified Transportation Ltd. of Edmonton and Cardinal Coach Lines Ltd. of Calgary. Representatives for all three argued that there is already "keen competition" for passengers on the Calgary run and the intrusion of one or two Northern buses would cut into their business. Sharp criticism came from Bob Colborne, president of Diversified Transportation, w h o said "It would be financial suicide to lake on Greyhound with its set up of depots and its financial resources." Mr. Colborne said his company would like to lake business away from Greyhound on th3 most lucrative route in Al-reria Calgary lo Edmonton "but we just don't have is Mr. Mogen told the hearing that the Lethbridge Calgary service averages about 17 passengers per bus below the national average of about 20 Greyhound passengers per bus run. He said the passenger service "does not pay its own way" and must be subsidized by freight revenue. Bill Lord, an accountant appearing for Northern, said -clalives and a business asso- i :iate are prepared to loan Mr. J iolch SC5.000 "enough to pet i 3 new operation on the road." It permitted, Mr. Kotch said le would start with one bus on he Calgary Lethbridge route, which would leave Lethbridge from a depot at the Marquis -lotcl in the morning and return from a depot at Relax Travel Agencies at Palliser Square in Calgary in the lite afternoon. I rials i Legalistic woes prevailed Tuesday at a special session of Lethbridge magistrates' court convened to hear trial and election of three men charged with being in a dwelling house for the pin-pose of committing an indictable offence and the start of a trial against two men charged with assault causing bodily harm. Allen Louis Blommc, 25, Lethbridge, Michael Lee Swallow, 25. 'and Michael D. Waggoner, 29, both United States residents were unable to plea to the Illegally in a dwelling house charge and elect the court in which they wished the trial hasrd when ccnrt was delayed by both the defence and Crown counsels. When Ihe special session of the magistrate's court held in the court house finally an hour later than scheduled Judge A. II. Elford delivered a general speech expressing bis disapproval of continual starting delays. "When a court date and time is set. that is when the session should start interviews of all defendants by their lawyers and conferences with all summoned witnesses should K- carried out well before the time set." ho told the court officers pr "It is the responsibility of trial lawyers to know when their appearances arc set and to be there and be prepared at that lime if officers of the court can not be on time, then how can we expect witness and other persons involved to be in court at Ihe proper he said. The morning session was brief, consisling only of the withdrawal with the court's permission of Swallow's legal aid-appointed lawyer, Grogor Carltou. Mr. Carllon told the court, "Until only a few moments before this session I was ready and prepared lo carry out a defence on Mr. Swallow's behalf, hul a disagreement has developed and he wishes lo seek other legal counsel." The morning session was ad-minii'd until the afternoon lo allow Mr. Swallow time to re-apply for legal j At the afternoon session court was told Mr. Swallow would be receiving additional legal aid. The afternoon session of the court was adjourned after Judge Elford set Thursday at 10 p.m. as the time for the stErt of a trial of Michael Lee Swallow and Patrick Alexander of Lelhbridge for a charge of assault causing bodily harm to John David Baird, April 15, at Baird's home. Friday morning at 10 p.m. was set for the time when Michael Lee Swallow. Allen Louis Blommc, and Michael D. Waggoner will plea to the illegally in the dwelling bouse c large and choose the court in which they wish the case heard. EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY MIKE HANZEL 317 7lh STREET capability to compete head-on." Mr. Kotch said his company has already beaten Greyhound in competition by taking charter business away from the big company in the Lelhbridge area. While Northern would n o t charge less than Greyhound "in fact our prices tend lo be a bit higher" he said the Lethbridge firm can attract passengers away from Greyhound by offering "more personalized, community minded service." Gerry Otfet, the lawyer appearing for Northern, criticised Greyhound director Floyd Mog-eu at the hearing for Mr. Mogen's failure to provide information on Greyhound revenue made from the Lcthbridge-Calgary route. Mr. Offct accused the Greyhound executive of producing the cost of the service but not the AIR CONDITIONERS STARTING AT Charlton Hill Ltd. 1262 2nd Avo. S. Phone CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE HEAD It is estimated that when the. major packing plants in Lcth-iridge are in full production they" will be killing approximately head of cattle per vear. Related to the Alberta kill of and the Canada kill of Lctll-M'idge's contribution to tha beef industry is very significant. THRIFTY BUYERS CHECK WITH US BEFORE YOU BUY. AER CGNDmONERS and FANS ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS STEREO S PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE 119 -5th Street S. Phone SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. THURSDAY, JUNE 1st SAIE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE On offer a good selection of household furniture including chesterfield suites, washers, ranges, automatic clothes washers, gas dryer, appliances, refrigerators, bird cage with canary plus many miscellaneous articles too numerous to mention. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIOGE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN tic.