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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE tETHORIDGE HERAID Thuriday, November 4, 1971 Fanner criticizes weIIare system The I.inner, who did nut wish IH.T name disclosed, diarivs !hc di-partiiienl of health and social development with shir-ing the taxpayer's money. Monrv "flows freely to any- one asking for it." he said 'i'hi1 fanner, who employs some workers, many of whose nann-s have been submitted by M'eliare or probation officrrs, claims the majority of li'.c funds provided to transient or semi- transient welfare recipients is on ''booze" instead of the materials they were intended for. ile srns when complaints of welfare abuse are brought to the attention of the welfare de- partment, officials take on an "it's none of your business" or "so what" attitude. He- cited as examples inci- dents which have happened to him nfter employing people re- ceiving social assistance. in each case, considerable sums of money were spent on 'iquor. cr property damage occurred or both, he claims. The man contended that both officials and politicians have shrugged off the f o c a 1 point of his complaint mis- use of public funds. He argued his was not an at- tempt to deprive needy people of assistance, but only an ef- fort to see that those people capable of working did so and were restrained from becoming "public parasites." Only one district MLA had voiced any concern and had allegedly written the Lethhridge welfare" department to investi- gate the complaint following letters from the farmer. Asked how much he paid the workers he hired the farmer. CJOC seeks Tass radio station I resisting an answer at first, .-aid it was more than oilier farmers did. 'flic farmer, considered afflu- ent by many, finally admitted he paid some of his workers as much as S200 per month. Following llu's disclosure The Herald conducted a survey to find out what other farmers paid their hired help. The monthly salary ranged I from slightly over SIM) per month to aboul yir month depending on the farmers' de- sires and whether or not room and board were provided. Tim farmer said no one would listen to his complaint, and i "the newspaper is the last chance" to conduct a public i investigation. The Lethbridge office of the provincial welfare department, i which the farmer says shrugs him off, says complaints about i welfare are levelled from two sources. I The first is those people who feel they are entitled to, but do not receive welfare, or those not getting what they feel is I enough money. The other cate- gory is that to which the farm- er belongs: those people who feel that money currently be- ing spent on welfare is going into the wrong pockets. The avenues open to com- plaintanls are the ones which the farmer followed: contact the wel fare department or MLA. However, the quickest, best and most effective method to have a case reviewed or a pos- sible abuse investigated is to contact a five member pub- lic assistance appeal commit- tee. The appeal committee, con- sisting of private citizens, deals with appeals from assistance recipients and from non reci- pients who are dissatisfied with assistance given to others. The former Social Credit j minister of health and social development, Ray Speaker said i earlier this year that about two I per cent of welfare assistance j funds arc abused. Veronica Scott is new director liibridge Friendship Centre The LeUibrklp' Fricmlsliip Centre lias a new dirertor. Veronica Scntl, dl I-cUi- foridgc, was appointed to the job, effective immediately, at I he centre's board nf directors mcrting Wednesday. The former secretary of the Native Women's of Al- berta, Mrs. Scott's first job will he to introduce herself to var- ious community agencies "to set up a good working relation- ship." "The purpose nf Hie centre (located upstairs at I he corner of 1st Avc. and 5th S1.. S'.) is to promote fellowship, progress ar.J understanding between all groups, Indian and she said. Part of her new job will be lo refer people looking for wel- fare, jobs and oilier social needs to othcj- agencies. Mrs. Scotl is in charge of ar- ranging lectures, debales, musi- cal and other educational and i social [unctions and programs at the centre. "I hops Ihe programs the centre will offer shortly u'ill ad- vance and enrich the cultural and economic well-being of both native and non-native she snid. "My job is to encourage and promote equal rights and equal opportunity for all people re- j garfllflcs of sex, color, race or creed." The Friendship Centre i.s a place where people can meet, botli as groups or individually, Child still missing A radio station be built in the Crowsnest Pass if an application by CJOC is success- ful. John McColl. CJOC president and general manager, today an-; nour.crd the station has made j application to the Canadian Ra-'. Television Commission to) construct a robroadcast station in Biairmore. The transmitter for the sta- (ion would be ioeated between Biairmore and Colemun. The Biairmore studios would originate shout 25 hours of pro- j gramming each week: the ro- j mainder would be rchroadcast i from the CJOC Lethbridge stu- j dios. The CTCTC is expected to deal with the application in new year !f approved, the sta- j tion will be built in the spring, i Kevin Wayne Jenkins. 6, trie son of Mrs. Patricia Jenkins of: 509 10th St. N. remained miss- ing this morning. The child's disappearance from Senator Buchanan school was reported to city police noon Tuesday. Ralph Michekon. chief of the city police said the search and investigation continues. "We now believe that the' child's weUare and safety is no problem, although it remain? a i major consideration in our he said. The child's disappearance is believed to be the result of a dispute between his separated parents. HOOPER HONORED 5. W. Hooper was honored at a banquet Wednesday night sponsored by Ihe Alberta Teachers' Association and the County of lethbridge Princi- pal's Association. Mr. Hooper resigned in September os superintendent of the County of tethbridge. He has join- ed the department of education as a regional consultant. Indoor-outdoor horseback j near Lethbridge i advantage of the riding faciS- ities indoors and out. Stalls. 10 by six fee! will bo provided for the horses board- ed at the school. Automatic wa- tering donees will lx? included in each stall. All water for bcth human and animal consumption is supplied from a Us million gallon res- ervoir and will he purified be- fore use. 1 For outdoor riding and rec- reation, Mr. Jarvie i.s planning to landscape the farm, putting it all into grass. Trees will be planted, bridle paths made ana picnic facilities provided. -Trailer stalls will be 1 supplied for people, in the pic- nic said Mr. Jarvie. The riding school will be cii- rected by C-wen Amaca. who j will be teaching English riding i and jumping as well as west- ern riding. Mrs. Amaca re- ceived her training in Edmon- ton. The school will also train i horses for their owners. College official on transferability Another chapter was written into the student transfer saga during the monthly meeting of the Lethbridge Community Col- lege board Wednesday night. The latest comment was con- tained in a letter from Dr. Henry Kolesar, chairman of the Alberta colleges commission to officials at Idaho State Univer- sity. Dr. Kolesar expressed opti- mism that a solution to the problem of students transfer- ring from colleges to univer- sities in Alberta is close to being found. "We expect that very soon Alberta universities will accept students for advance standing upon only the recommendation of the college from which the student transfers, and all other requirements currently in effect will be he said. He said many officials in- volved with the situation have expressed support for the idea of complete accreditation of colleges. I Dr. Kolesar said LCC and the other colleges in Alberta have shown responsibility in recom- j mending students for transfer j to university. He added that studies have shown the college stud ants have done as well as those beginning their programs at the university. and also "fosters recognition ol Ihe importance of native tradi- j lions." The centre, a joint Indian and non-Indian venture, also acts as a recrealional drop-in centre for the community's youth. Mrs. Scott, the daughter ol University of Lelhhridgc sena- tor Howard Beehe, says she will "work closely with south- ern Alberta communities so j that the entire region can bene- fit through action and interac- tion at the Lethhridge centre." In other business the board to advance a loan to the Friendship Centre Teen Organization. The youth group will use the in o n e y to develop money- making projects through which they can become financially self sufficient. They are cur- rently sL'lhng raffle tickets to support sports activities. The group's male basketball team, in the Lethhridge com- mercial league, is suffering a shortage of players and anyone wishing to join is invited to at- tend praeiices at Senator Bu- ehannan School between 8 and p.m. Wednesdays. Former centre director, Rose Yellowfect was named a new board director at the meeting. VERONICA SCOTT I LCC oil-campus courses draw manv district students An trJoor outdoor horse back ridinc and family recrea- tion facility is being built rear the city for Lcthbricige and dis- trict iv.-kiorts. J. Allan Jnrvic, who recent- ly sold his gravel and concrete business. started construc- tion on acres of land three "rf ciiy f.n the "j.-iil road." lie and his family own and cpi'rate the pro- ject Not counting the land, the facility will cost abort Mr." Jarvie stressed that the enterprise will nc-l b? a riding acixlcmy. where horses are for rent. It will be a riding school where people will use either their own or the school's horses. Construction is now under way on a large building to house an indoor arena and fam- ily recreation In addi- tion, an attached barn will pro- vide stalls for hcrses. People will be able to board their horses the school, or bring them for (he day to take There is a marked increase in the number of people in- volved in off-campus programs offered by the Lethbridge Com- munity College, according to Keith Robin, director of the school of continuing education. In a progress report present- ed to the LCC board meeting Wednesday night, Mr. Robin said off-campus courses are be- er Prince Igor is vodka. Pure vodka. Without a flicker of taste or color or scent. A prince of a vodka. Have the Prince over tonight lias Jobs Are you a job seeker won't go to a Canada Man- power Centre because friends have said "it won't Guess again. Canada Man- power offers more than the un- employed worker thinks, says Frank B e s p 1 u g, Lethbridge CMC manager. Not only does CMC match j workers with existing job va- i cancies, hut its counsellors are i also prepared to assist the job- less in planning an achievable occupational goal. "Information regarding the availability of jobs in other areas of Canada is readily available because all 300 CMCs arc linked by Mr. Besplug said. ''If the worker client has any problems which restrict his employment, he can be refer- to olher federal, provincial and private agencies for assis- tance. ''Aptitude arid career inter- j tests are available for ad- ministration where a problem exists in identifying a career or selecting nn In.- said. Coun.vollors are also pre- pared to provide personal conn- selling where necessary. "Even ihongh there may not he a job listed by certain em- ployers, CMC counsellors Ire- (juentiy visit or telephone em- ployers to bring to their alien- tinn certain qualified and well- motivated clients who have reg- I i.-tercd for Mr. I .said. "Many workers are placed in jobs in this manner." ing conducted in seven centres Levern, T a b c r, Carmangay. Bow Island, Pic- i ture Butte and Champion. j Mr. Robin said an extension j j of (lie off-campus programs j would appear to be a desirable j feature in view of the growing interest shown by the public, i He also expressed mild criti- I cism of Lethbridge school- au-' thoritics for charging S5 an hour to the college for use of school j facilities at night. "The Cardston school has openal its facilities to u-i with-: out charge, and I find it curious 1 schools in our own city i charge us 55 an said j Mr. Robin. 1 Traffic light gremlins? Stop. Go. Turn around. Drivers travelling north- ward along Mayor Magrath Drive early this morning were forced to take new routes to wherever they were going, after the traffic light standard at the 10th Ave. in- tersection toppled across the driving lane. Once notified, city crews quickly moved the 'standard off the road and should have it hack in place some time to- day. A faulty weld at the base of the standard evidently broke causing tire disruption. No injuries other than irri- tated drivers resulted from th? incident. Shooting swan expensive Shooting a swan has proven a costly mistake for a Leth- bridge hunter. Ronald Pic7.chal was fined S50 and had his bird-game li- cence cancelled for the remain- der of the season when he pleaded guilty in Lethbridge magistrate's court to acciden- tally shooting a whistling swan. He was also prohibited from buying another bird-game hunt- ing licence for a year. Court was told Mr. Piezchal brought Ihe carcass of the pro- tected bird to the Lethbridge fish and wildlife office to re- port his mistake. 1 In assessing the fine Judge 1.. W. Hudson levied the mini- mum amount because Mr. Piczchal had voluntarily admil- ted his mistake. Folowing the trial a fish and wildlife officer said there is lit- tie reason to shoot one of the i protected birds, because their I flesh is not edible. i The game officer also said there is very little similarity i between the appearance of the iswan and a goose, although j both are often seen together. The penalty imposed on Mr. Piezchal is designed to act as a dcicrent 'If you don't know what you are shooting at, keep your of the the conservation officer said. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GtASS LINED WATER HEATERS S120 AND UP Phone 328-2176 Consultant named Lome Glar.-or, e n t chairman of at. Aden Bowman Collegiate in Saska- will IK- Ihe consultant for an Knglish seminar at 1-eth- hriflpe Collegiate Ir.stilute Nov. 5 and 0. TIio seminar, sponsored hy I lie English department, at LCI, is open to all teachers in the Ijclhbridge area. The sessions will focus on such modern leaching Icchm- (jiics a.s I'onlJVK'l. learning and independent study. with these rat FOOTBALL SEASON VALUES 1971-72 PATTERNS TOP GRADE PRE-PASTED and VINYL 121 Patterns In Each To Choose From NOW REDUCED PLUS MANY OTHER IN-STORE SPECIALS! IN EFFECT FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER GLIDDEN PAINT CENTRE ;