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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta If Thinking of Travelling Think sf ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 328-3201 or 326-8104 The Lethkidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, November 5, 1971 "W PAGES 15 TO 28 f ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP 3rd M.M. Drive S. Phone 328-8161 "The Pioneer and Loading Rclafl Shop in Lethbridge" FINEST QUALITY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS U.S, police thick Amchstka protest at border is quiet By RON CAI.DWELI, Staff Writer Demonstrators wait to be processed at border crossing in Sweetgrass, Mont. Wilson Photo Is Lethbridge a bastion of liberalism? United States Ixjrclcr patrols and state police were out in full force to meet demonstra- tors from Lcthbridge when they arrived at the Canada United States border crossing at Sweet- grass, Mont. Thursday. The 50 demonstrators, mostly high school and university stu- dents, descended on the border to protest the United atomic blast on Amchilka Is- land, set for 3 p.m. Saturday Lcthbridge time. The protest was peaceful, and I no incidents of violence or fight-; ing occurred. the demonstr a t o r s were greeted by about 15 uniformed American police, several of whom were carrying three-foot- long riot sticks. A police t.ruck waiting near- bv contained more riot sticks as well as riot hairnets and what appeared to be a shotgun. At the Canadian border cross- ing in Coutts, however, one RCMP patrol car was parked and there was no outward sign of police concern with the dem- onstration. While U.S. police were deal- ing with the situation in a brisk, mo nonsense manner, customs officials appeared to adopt a light-hearted approach. i They exchanged jokes can side of the border seemed the domoastrators and occa- j to }JQ generally against the I sionally poked fun at them with demonstration. I motorists driving through cus- j "j hope they let them fdem- onstratorsl stay out in the The btisinrss like attitude (if U.S. police was rxrmpli- ficd ulicn 1 was walking nc-ar (lie customs building with one of the dcimmslnilors, inadvcrlenlly tried In cnlor tin1 building from the wrong side, and were greeted bv two police officers with riot sticks at HIP ready. V.'e were gruffly ordered back to the other side of the building. said one woman in a Sweet.grass cafe. Nor comment was not opposed by any other patron. On the. Alberta side of the border, in Coutts, there seem- ed lo be at least moral sup- port for the demonstration. "Let them go to com- mented one customer in a down- town tavern. The demonstration itself was i At the proper entrance uneventful. I ihe demonstrators huddled in a Jlierc were incidcnls -11 lineup outside the door where f they had to wait to be process- ed individually. Some waited m the chilling snow for nearly an hour heforc thev were allowed to enter U.S. By HERB JOHNSON Staff Writer Jim Anderson Thursday fended genuine literalism at tire same time tore a strip off 20th Century liberals the small "1" variety. The distinction between the two was essential to an under- standing of Mr. Anderson's noon hour talk to the South- ern Alberta Council on Public Affairs. Attempting to prove his the- sis that "Lethbridge is a genu- inely liberal Mr. Anderson made a careful dis- tinction between the practices and attitudes of modern liber- als and classical liberal dem- ocratic theory. ART DIETJICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 358-4095 The fundamental proposition of the latter, lie said, is the im- portance of the individual. So- ciety is simply an association of individuals and the relation- ship between the state and the individual must be such thai, file individual is not lost. The function of government, according to classical liberal theory, is to act as a power mediator, to assess the needs of the individuals and take ap- propriate action. Twentieth Century liberalism, he said, has altered this basic attitude. There lias been a shift from concern for the individual to a belief that government should do what it feels is right for people. Government has now become a tcol of a restricted coalition city docs have a "mandarin" group with considerable politi- cal power, but it was his con- tention that the private citizen still has adequate, access to the civic government. He gave two examples the old lady" who single- handedly convinced city council it should pass an anti noise bylaw, and the part played by local citizens in formulation of plans for river valley devclop- Several members of the audi- ence responded with examples they felt illustrated a different attitude by city council. The controversy surrounding the Holiday Village hotel de- velopment was one. Mr. Ander- son suggested vociferous but in- effective opposition from 26 res- idents of the Glendale area had to be balanced against the ben- efits of the hotel to Leth- bridge citizens. There is no question that the City electrical workers get 16.9 per cent raise -an elite power group able lo Wor, influence government decision The cily and the International Brotherhood of Electrical ,54 reachcd an reement Thursday calling for Lcthbridge, he said, has not a total wage increase of 16.9 followed this pattern to the per cent over the next two same extent as some other communities. He admitted the Effective .Ian. 1, 1972. a jour. HOLIDAY BARBER SALON In the Holiday Village {formerly Shoppers World) HAS REOPENED AND WELCOMES EVERYONE Owned and operated by Andrew Tolin (25 years experience) Andrew welcomes nil his old customers and friends to his new shop 489 Mayor Magrath Drive DRUM Special Starter Set COMPLETE ONLY CONSULT THE EXPERTS AT Car. 3rd Avc. and 13th St. South PHONE 327-1056 ncynian lineman's hourly increase to S5.4I from the rate of per hour. On Jan. 1, (hat wage will jump to S5.85 per hour. City council approved tile terms of the agreement Thurs- day at a special session of the committee of the whole, closed to the public. A consensus ol council apparently did not come easily. The special session had been called at the council meet- ing Monday after the proposed wage increase was turned down. Aldermen Vera Fergu- son, Vaughan Hembroff, Chick Chichcstcr and Cam Barnes had voted against accepting the agi-ec'incnt. Aid. Tom Fergu- son. Bill Kergan and Mayor Aiulv Anderson were in favor of the increase. Aid. Ed Easiedo and Steve Kotch were absent.! At that time, not much was j said by the aldermen voting dmra the increase. Aid. Vera Ferguson, however, said she didn't think the decision of one city council would have any ef- j feet on wage negotiations in the rest of the country, but that she would have to vote against the! IJ more-than-e i g h t-pcr cent in-: crease on principle. She added she was not op. j posed to city employees receiv- decision to build was the right one, ui terms of the needs of all the people, he said. The recent fluoridation issue he dismissed as a "classic lib- eral fallacy" that there are some people who know what is good for all of us. The 20th century literal falls into the trap of making the "arrogant assumption" he knows what is best for the people, he said. The Advice, Information and Direction centre project, turn- ed down by city council at bud- get time, he said was another example of the same kind of altitude. The AID centre, he said, was a project of an elite group, rather than an out- growth of the needs of the peo- ple as they perceived them. The subtlety of Mr. Ander- son's argument is perhaps il- lustrated by the distinction he made between decisions made by the few for "the common and decisions by a ma- jority of individuals in the com- munitv for their own welfare. STRETCH STITCHES ing a lesser increase, however. When (be committee of the whole convened Thursday, it took about hours before a resolution was passed, based on the original figures of 8.S per cent increase fr 1972 and 8.1 per cent increase for 1973. The agreement also provides for five weeks vacation for em- ployees with more than 20 years of service, in 1972, and four weeks vacation for employees with more than 15 years of ser- vice, in 1973. The two-year contract covers 35 IBEW members. Negotiations are scheduled to start Nov. 12 between the city and the Canadian Union of Public Employees. SWISS MADE GET THi FACTS I eVe1 o e