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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, November LETHBRIDGE South In short Truck body shop almost ready COALDALE (Staff) Intercontinental Truck Body expects to swing into production here next month in its plant currently being completed. The firm, owned by Jake, Neil and Hugo Van Seters of Lethbridge, has hired a skeleton crew to install machinery and start production of aluminum truck bodies before the end of the year. The total work force in two years is expected to be 35. Located north of Highway 3 in Coaldale's industrial area, the 95 by 100-foot building is being built by Glen Little Construc- tion Ltd. of Lethbridge. ACT announces service check Long distance telephone service between Lethbridge and Medicine Hat will be interrupted Tuesday and Wednesday. Alberta Government Telephone officials told The Herald long distance outages, scheduled for 1 to 6 a.m. both days, are necessary for the utility to test its microwave system. Com- munities involved in the outages include Taber, Enchant, Vaux- hall, Hays, Grassy Lake, Bow Island and Burdett. Pension officer to visit A Canada Pension Plan representative, Louis Laplace, will visit Blairmore and Pincher Creek next week. He will be at the Federal Building in Blairmore from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Thursday and at the town hall in Pincher Creek from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. He will answer questions on the Canada Pension Plan, the old age security plan, the guaranteed income supplement, and assist in filing applications. RCMP Band coming to Taber TABER (HNS) The RCMP Band will perform a 90 minute concert beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Taber Centre auditorium RCMP Supt. Bramwell Smith will conduct the 50 piece band comprising musicians from "N" Division, Ottawa. Proceeds will aid the local high school band and chorus finance its trip to England next summer. First aid course offered HIGH RIVER (Special) People involved in ambulance services and industrial first aid may improve their skills at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's emergency medical care program It is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Registrations will be accepted between 7-30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Senator Riley High School. The complete course includes the following: Standard first aid, five weeks, ambulance operations, 10 weeks, defensive driving, four weeks, emergency rescue, four weeks, radio communications, two weeks. Erich Rast will be the instructor. Aviation chief named A Calgary man, Dick Cull, has been elected president of the Alberta Aviation Council. He is manager of the aviation division of Chevron Standard Oil Co., and has held a pilot's licence since he was 17. He served in the Lethbridge RCAF for a time during the Second World War Contract let for lodge MILK RIVER (HNS) The contract for construction of a 42-room, senior citizens' lodge here has been awarded to Gillette Construction Ltd. of Lethbridge. Graduates announced Two Southern Albertans were among 674 students who were graduated this fall at the University of Saskatchewan's annual fall convocation in Saskatoon. William Dundas Hodgins of Claresholm received bachelor of arts and commerce degrees and Barbara Elisabeth Puckett of Lethbridge was the recipient of a bachelor of science degree. Lillian French honored BARONS (Special) The Order of the Royal Purple recently honored Lillian French of Lethbridge with a supper here. CAREERS Mine union fights for widow's pension MOBILE HOME WORKERS Bn'anny Homes Ltd Longley B C requires Ihe immediate services o' a n-cbtle t-ome electrician and finish Plumber, we are ottering too wapes for 'he right if interested call JIM RIDDELL 604-534-7991 LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING CAREER? CONSIDER A CAREER WITH TREASURY BRANCHES OF ALBERTA We offer you: A comprehensive training programme combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training leading through Branch Administration to Management. Advancement limited only by your ability and desire to succeed Fully competitive saiary and benefits programme. Our present commencement saiary is per month. Desired Qualifications: High School graduates, preferably with some work ex- perience, however, this is not essential. An interest in people and a desire to be involved in a financial organization whose business has doubled in the last two years 11 you are interested m such an opportunity and feel that you have the necessary qualifications, contact the Manager of your nearest Treasury Branch or write to: Mr. Terry SemeniuK, Perwnnel Officer Office of the Superintendent Treasury Branches of P.O. Box 1440 Edmonton, Alberta. T5J 2N6 KIMBERLEY (Staff) A miners' union here has pledg- ed its support to a Kimberley mother of three children who was widowed by the death of her husband at Cominco's H.B. Mine at Salmo, B.C., last year. A fight is developing over the widow's pension between the United Steelworkers of America and the B.C. Mining Association on the other. Veteran's view The Workmen's Compensa- tion Board's board of review awarded the pension in June after a 15 month battle for the benefits by the Steelworkers. The union fought on behalf of the family of Leo Hummel, 42, whose death at Salmo from a heart attack on March 19, 1973, was attributed to inhala- tion of blasting gas. It won a widow's pension for Kay Hummel of increas- ed in July to She also received for retroactive payments for the previous year and in death benefits. LUMP SUM "They also gave me another in a lump says Mrs. Hummel "I don't know what it was for." Now the union has received notice from the B.C. Mining Association it will appeal the Workmen's Compensation NWMP exploits 'overrated' By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer John Locke Jamieson says he doesn't want to read any books about adventures of the North West Mounted Police before the turn of the century. Modern historians, he says, "do a little bit of research" and "badly overrate" the ex- ploits of the North West Mounted. If anyone should know what it was really like to be a mounted policeman here before 1900, it's Jamieson call me J. the oldest surviving member of the force. The 97 year old retired CPR division superintendent and five year veteran of the force, enlisted at Regina after coming west from Halifax at the age of 16. Although he was a couple of years too young to legally enlist, Jamieson says he got into the North West Mounted "by not saying too much." "I was 5 feet, 11 inches and I was husky I looked 19 or more. "I was asked if I was 19, and I just let that one go by without answering." After six months' training at Regina, Jamieson was posted to Fort Macleod and paid the meagre salary of 50 cents a day to cover "175 to 200 miles a week on routine- patrols." The patrols were routine, he adds, saying modern accounts glamorize and "blow out of all proportion" the tedious work done by the force. "People were beginning to come into the country, and the police at that time were help- ing them settle. Our chief duty was to patrol among them to see if they had difficulties." These difficulties, he adds, seldom involved whiskey trading or disputes with Blood and Peigan Indians. "I was telling a man (Peigan band manager Henry Potts) the other day that at that time there were about 500 Indians on the Blood Reserve and 800 or 900 on the Peigan. Out of that large body of people, we would have only five or six in the Mounted Police guardroom at any one time." "The Indians were general- ly peaceable and he says. Whiskey trading was almost non existent, he adds, but it was not uncommon for non Indians to ply women from the reserves with liquor in return for sexual favors. "We wouldn't do much with the woman, but we'd pick up the fellow who gave her the whiskey." During his stint at Fort Macleod. Jamieson knew Board decision which granted the life long pension. "I just don't think it's said Mrs. Hummel Thursday. "I was granted compensation and to have it taken away there are lots of other widows that should be receiving com- pensation that aren't and it is not right Cominco spokesman L. V. S. Meyer said Friday the com- pany will continue to pay the pension even if the mining companies association wins the appeal before ihe WCB. But Steelworkers' spokesman Vince Ready of Trail said his union will fight the association's attempt to take away Mrs. Hummel's pension and benefits. Steelworkers had appealed to the board of review on behalf of Mrs. Hummel after a 1973 WCB decision rejecting the claim for widow's pension and benefits. Shortly after Mr. Hummers The Herald' District death, the Steelworkers' union stepped into the case to re- quest a coroner's inquest which was held evenutally three months after the death. Mrs Hummel told The Herald "I haven't had any correspondence whatsoever (with the WCB, company or mining The un- ion did They showed me the letter that says the mining association is appealing the ruling She says Mr Ready appeared on her behalf at the WCB hearing at Vancouver last August. She told her story Population limits called solution to world hunger 'JUST CALL ME J. L JAMIESON' Jerry Potts, the legendary Metis scout. "His guiding days were over then he liv- ed near the Fort and acted chiefly as a court interpreter." He left the force in 1898 because "you didn't learn a skill of any commercial value So I went out to learn a trade." Jamieson's main complaint with modern accounts of early Alberta history is that "there isn't anyone who can paint a word picture of Southern Rummage requested PINCHER CREEK (Special) The Napi Friendship Association wants good used clothing and household articles which it will sell to raise money to aid young people. Donations will be accepted at the Napi office in the Pearson Building from 9 a.m. to p.m. Monday through Fridav. it. was a Alberta as it really was. "When I first saw Southern Alberta beautiful country, teeming with game and sparsely settled There have been a lot of books written but I don't want to see them, because they're just too far removed from my memory." Limiting population growth and increasing agricultural production is needed to meet the needs of a hungry world, says University of Lethbridge biology professor Paul Lewis. Speaking to the hearing on the use of pesticides and insecticides, Dr. Lewis said increased efforts to maximize agricultural production will help to meet the short term goal to feed the starving. The long term goal must be to limit population, he said. He called for a mandatory birth control rider to any foreign aid programs involv- ing food shipments. Dr. Lewis bases his points on the fact that the carrying capacity of the earth is limited, as are the resources. With these limitations, Dr. Lewis feels there is an upper limit to the number of humans it is possible to sustain en earth. In the fight to increase food production, man provides the conditions suitable for the ex- plosion of one or more species of pests resulting in the need for pesticides, he said. Many individuals and governments look at the problem of feeding the grow- ing human population as a great challenge solvable by science and technology. Dr. Lewis disagrees. Should science, technology and agriculture combine to double food output by the turn of the century, it will face a human population which will then double and require a yet again doubling of agricultural output in about 15 years. The underlying problem is not insufficient agricultural production but an oversuf- ficient people production, a problem ground in human values and attitudes which aren't resolvable by science and technology, he said. at the board of review hearing last March at Cranbrwok It won support for her children Rodney. 9, Brent, 7, and Brian. 4 The mining association says, in a letter to the WCB, that a precedent will be set if the Hummel pension is granted. "If the principles of the case are examined it will be ob- vious that this is the natural consequence of the the letter continued A coroner's found that exposure to blasting gas had precipitated the heart attack The inquest heard that at least six underground workers had been overcome by fumes during the two month period preceding Hummel s death ML A didn't single out private homes Dick Gruenwald, Lethbridge West MLA. was in- correctly quoted in The Herald last week as telling the legislature he was concerned about the quality of care in private nursing and senior citizens' homes. "The statement was referr- ing to all nursing homes and senior citizens' homes and there was no intention of singling out privately operated nursing homes." Mr. Gruenwald said Sunday not particularly concerned about private homes." Mr Gruenwald said. "I find the ones in Lethbridge are run particularly well WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 DAY ONLY-THURSDAY. NOV. 516 3rd Avenue South Next Door to Bank of Montreal 7th t PAUL ANDERSON photo Doctor's firs t delivery Dr. Morley Hodgson, retiring after 35 years of medical practice at Claresholm, hugs the first baby he delivered about 35 years ago in the Claresholm General Hospital. She is Gloria Sackatch of Calgary, attending a recent gathering of 300 local residents who honored the doctor. FAIRFIELD SERVICES LTD. Vacuum Cleaner Repair CLINIC and SALE 3 Big Days! Tues., Wed., Thurs., November (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday) 'NO LABOUR ON ANY REASONABLY REPAIRABLE' Vacuum Cleaner, Floor Polisher, Shampooer or Tri-Lite Just drop your cash sales slip, invoice or work order in the draw barrel. Draw will be made Thursday night. Specials from 10 to 20% off on tome vacuums or spin washers (9 makes stocked) El. DIALAMATIC KIT 30 ONLY Reg. 5 year guaranteed hoses installed. Reg. 9.95 6.95 66' electrical tape, CSA tape boxed. Reg. 1.39 99t 30 or 50 amp hook up cables for stoves or dryers 6.95 4" vent kits complete 6.95 Al! vacuum bags will be 20% off pkg. with an additional 1% per package up to 20 pkgs. The 1% per item up to 20 applies to all same items such as stove burners, cords, etc., etc. VACUUMS STOCKED ARE: Hoover, Compact, Vorworfc, Sunbeam, Qonoral Electric, Sanyo, Mr. Vac, Lawyt and others. IN OUR EXPERIENCED OPINION. ALL ON HANOI est suction vac-compactdolh bag The best upright Eureka 2-speed The best power bwsbcombo Eureka 2-speed The only upright combo Hoover The only 6-way with 3 year guarantee Vorwerk The best 2-speed upright low price Lewyt No other store in Western Canada with our variety of parts for the appliances you use every day in your home. SPECIAL ORDERS ARE NOT DISCOUNTED. For these three days only, any 1 of 3 1974 vac for rugs will carry a straight wholesale price tap 1o anyone bringing in a vac for repair. We'll even trade Hoover Spin washers. There is nosavmo like this Any Inglis or spin washer or accepted product service call taken on these three will be subiect to above privileges FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-6684 or 327-6070 ;