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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 8, 1974 Mobile home dwellers fighting rent hike LCC boosts employees' salaries A proposed a month salary increase for Lethbridge Community College employees has been presented to the department of advanced education for approval. The proposed increase, retroactive to Sept. i, was approved by the LCC board of governors in a closed meeting this week with the provision that the department grant the board permission to use its surplus funds to meet the ad- ditional cost. A response from the depart- ment of advanced education is expected Tuesday. The increase, proposed for non faculty, non ad- ministration staff, would cost the college about a month and affect about 60 employees. The increase was granted because "it was becoming increasingly difficult to employ people" at the wages the college was offering, College President C. D. Stewart said in an interview today. The college has lost about 70 employees since Jan. 1 and "most of them told us that they were leaving" because they obtained higher paying jobs, the president added. The college employees do not have a formal contract and salary discussions are held on an informal basis. The increase is identical to the salary boost that was granted to Civil Service Association employees in Oc- tober, also retroactive to September 1. Couple feted PICTURE BUTTE( HNS) Former Bank of Nova Scotia manager Lloyd Robson and his wife who are moving to Calgary, were honored at a farewell dinner attended by 58 United Church members here recently. FOX DENTURE (MIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Gleaming Chrome byGloHHI Square and Oblong Bon Bona Cake plates 2 tier servers Hors d' Oeuvre trays Serving trays Gravy boats PRICED FROM Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN CONSTRUCTION IN NOBLEFORD SUBDIVISION New subdivision may attract help NOBLEFORD A new housing subdivision designed to help alleviate a shortage of skilled labor for this village's only industrial manufacturer has been brought into use. One house has been constructed on the 44-unit fully-serviced subdivision on the south edge of the village and six more lots have been sold to individuals, said town councillor Harold Urvold. Mr. Urvold said after pressure was exerted by No- ble Cultivators Ltd., the main employer in the village, the subdivision was started. He said the company, which manufactures farm im- plements, can now go ahead and build houses to use as an employee attraction in Nobleford. S. F. Noble, vice-president of Noble Cultivators, told The Herald sales objectives for his company in 1974 likely won't be met mainly because of a limited output. Besides creating financial losses in a build-up of interest charges on the large stocks of steel not used, the production problems lower the volume of machines which has a direct relationship on the price per unit the company has to charge. Mr. Noble said his firm plans to build 20 houses on the subdivision pending final approval of financing plans. Once the housing project gets the green light, the com- pany will press present plans to bring workers to Nobleford City Scene Public school contract drawn A general meeting of Lethbridge public school teachers Tuesday is to be asked to ratify a 1975 teacher contract agreed upon last Saturday by teachers and public school board's negotiating committees. The collective agreement is also to be presented to a meeting of the public school board Tuesday for approval. The agreement on a 1975 teacher contract was reached by the two committees after a month of bargaining. from England and the conti- nent countries to fill the void, he said. Looking at future labor re- quirements based on pro- jected sales of farm machinery, Mr. Noble said he hopes the company payroll will practically double in about three years. With a payroll of 125 now, he said about 100 more workers, both tradesmen and laborers, will be needed. Since the firm can't meet present labor needs from Alberta and Cana- dian sources, foreign workers Management seminar are the only apparently alter- native. Mr. Urvold said the problem of manufacturers in securing labor isn't strictly a matter of dollars either. By offering more money, Noble Cultivators would only solve its own problems on the short run while creating another problem elsewhere There School Contract talks Monday just aren t enough workers to go around. A business management seminar designed to help par- ticipants to greater administration potential is to be held Nov. 14 and 15 at Lethbridge Community College. The two day seminar will cost which includes study materials and meals. INSURANCE HOME FARM We Can Save You Money SEE US SOONI 706 3rd. S. 327-2793 Mr. Noble said the oppor- tunity of living in excellent housing should add an appeal to Nobleford to bring more workers to the plant. He envisions an arrange- ment which will allow a prospective worker to rent a new house for a period of time with the option to buy after that time. He said the company had to move in that direction in order to keep a realistic control of the pay schedule at the plant. Because the firm ships about 63 per cent of its product to the United States for sale, the pay schedule in Nobleford has to bear a relationship with salaries in the United States. He said if his firm raised it pay schedule above its main competitor in Kansas, the price charged per unit built at Noble Cultivators would have to be raised. "This could price us right out of he said. The Lethbridge separate school teacher and trustee negotiating committees will meet Monday to begin 1975 contract talks. A teacher contract expires Dec. 31. A review A partial rent strike has been called by residents of a mobile home court in Elkford, B.C., recently acquired by the British Columbia government, a group spokesman said Thur- sday. Lot rentals have been increased by 225 per cent, and are now a month. The rent was a month. Tenants of Phase 4 Trailer Subdivision will continue to pay ig- norning the hikes said Lome Ryder, president of Local 7884 of the United Steelworkers of America Local 7884 is acting as spokesman for the tenants since 40 of the 43 sites are rented by members, said Mr. Ryder. He called the increase "unreasonable" and "contrary to Section 25 of the new Landlord and Tenant fAct." v "We challenge either the Village of Elkford or the British Columbia Housing Management Commission to evict anyone from the Phase 4 trailer he said a telephone interview. I He said tenants were in- formed Oct. 7 by Fording Coal Ltl. that the BCHMC had purchased its interest in the development effective Oct. 15. They were later notified by the Village of Elkford that it had agreed, when approached by the commission, to manage the development. The same letter informed them of the rent increase, said Mr. Ryder. David Davies, chairman of the BCHMC, said the new rent was set by the village and the commission as a market rent for that accommodation in that area. He said Fording had sub- sidized rents, but he did not know the exact subsidy. That would be somewhere between the actual rent and the market rent, depending on the financ- ing method and administra- tion costs. Tenants would pay the old rent pending negotiations on the subsidy between the com- pany and the village, he said. When the B.C. government bought subsidized housing from mining companies, it was up to the companies to continue the subsidies. He said he didn't know what the legal position of a mobile home park was with respect to the province's rent controls. Rent increases in B.C. are limited to eight per cent this year and 10.75 per cent next year. Don Finnestad, superinten- dent of administration and personnel for Fording Coal, said the company had not paid a direct subsidy, nor was it negotiating with the village. MRS. PRISCILLA DEGNEGARD Lethbridge mother chosen by legion Mrs. Priscilla Degnegard, 1818 6th Ave. N., has been chosen to symbolize the families of servicemen who failed to return. She will fill a symbolic part in Royal Canadian Legion ceremonies Monday, which has been designated Remembrance Day. Senate review Nov. 16 Proposed changes in its structure will again be dis- cussed by the University of Lethbridge senate when it meets Nov. 16. A report that recommends senators become more involv- ed in university affairs through participation in com- mittees was tabled at the Oc- tober meeting of the senate for further study. The report was compiled by a five senator committee. Ten Lost Years was pure gold PROCLAMATION By authority of a resolution of the Council of the City of Lethbridge i. A. C. ANDERSON. MAYOR, DO DRAW to the attention of all citizens that the week commencing November 5th is "Remembrance As November 11th is a Statutory Holiday would ask all citizens to observe and participate m the cere- monies of Remembrance on that day We must never forget and be ever rnindfu! of our respect and fond memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice in order that we may continue to participate in democratic freedom Also our heart- felt thanks to those who served and relumed 1o continue to serve so capably our community and country Given this 6th day of 1974 Mayor A. C. Anderson Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDfi. Lower Level PHONE 327-2122 By LYNNE VAN LUVEN Herald Staff Writer The lost is found. Take an apparently empty, wasted shaft of time, peruse sensitively and mine deeply. The result? Pure gold: Toronto Workshop Produc- tion's Ten Lost Years which played at the Yates Centre Thursday evening. Based on Barry Broadfoot's book of the same name. Ten Lost Years is a compelling and poignant glimpse of a significant decade in Cana- dian history. The Dirty Thirties were different things to different people. Those who survived the Thirties have individual images and memories of the time stored deep in heart and mind. The 10 amazingly talented and versatile actors and actresses in the Toronto Garlock PUMP PACKING and GASKET MATERIALS Fplus other fine Garlock PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 36 St. NORTH LETHBRIDGE Workshop Production cast never struck a false note in portraying the gamut of emotions and experiences characteristic of the depression. Verbally and physically facile, at times inspired, the cast brought to life bitter widows, railway bums, frustrated young idealists, militant workers, defeated farmers, tormented social workers figures from that depressing decade either well- known to us, faintly recalled, or reminiscent of some per- sonality others have described to us. Grasshoppers, box car rides, youngsters at the Satur- day matinee, the thrills of radio, all receive superb treatment by TWP, using a minimum of props, providing on-stage sound effects and ac- companiments. Through a skillful melding of anecdotes, skits, song and dance, the Toronto group had the audience roaring with laughter one moment, choked with emotion the next. The cast smoothly carried the ac- tion from one mood to the next. "It was depressing, wasn't one woman in the audience asked her compa- nion as they filed out at the production's end. "Well, did you expect it to have a happy was her companion's reply. Yet, filled with tales of tragedy, degradation and sorrow as it was. Ten Lost Years is actually a triumphant play. Despite the poverty and apparently hopeless political situation, families in the thirties did pull through, did make their own happiness in the midst of the swirling dust and freezing winds. The people endured. And that's not depressing. And most wonderful of all, it PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave S 327-4121 was Canadian history, Cana- dian culture and Canadian thought the audience saw enacted Thursday. Not Ibsen's Norway or Shaw's Britain or Williams' southern United States, but places like Kamioops and Halifax and Moose Jaw and people like R. B. Benett, all part of our roots, whether we like it or not. Nothing depressing about their either. Bouquets and plaudits to the Allied Arts Council for bring- ing Ten Lost Years to Lethbridge, even if only for one evening. WANTED! By Bastedo Furniture UPHOLSTERY SAMPLES That have been borrowed and not returned. Will pick-up at no cost and no questions asked. PLEASE PHONE 329-3244 RELIEVES GAS PAINS USED CARS 1971 CMC Vi-TON Nice Clem untt 1968 IHC Vz-TON Good work hone. 1971 MATADOR 2 DOOR HARDTOP FuDy equipped A-1 '1995 1972VW411 4 DOOR SEDAN condition. RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI end nil 1 1 Her son, J. A. "Bud" WarL was 25 when he and another soldier were killed in 1945 Holland by a land mine detonated by their jeep. Her other son, Ronald, was wound- ed in action in Holland and returned. Remembrance day events include a parade Monday morning that will pass at in front of the Army, Navy and Air Force Legion, 6th St. and 5th Ave. S. From there the marchers will proceed to the Civic Centre for a church service at a.m. and then to Gait Garden for a cenotaph ser- vice. The cenotaph speaker is Provincial Judge A. G. Lynch Staunton, and Bill Kergan will be master of ceremonies. The chairman for the organization committee for Nov. 11 is Harry Bulpitt, with Rev. Bruce Field as secretary. The sale of poppies, wreaths and crosses, which ends Nov. 9, is going well and is nearing its objective, says Clare Simpson, chairman of the poppy campaign. Last year the poppy cam- paign in Lethbridge made about Mr. Simpson said. The poppy fund is an emergency fund to assist needy veterans and dependents, used to help all Allied ex servicemen regardless of which service or country they served. They don't have to be legion members. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4096 PHARMACY FACTS from O. C. STUBBS And what is a capsule? Capsules are the (usually) small, gelatin containers which hold units of medi- cine to be swallowed. There are actually two different types of cap- sules, and they are called (1) hard and (2) soft. The soft capsules are most often used in the appli- cation (swallowing) of liquid drug preparations. They are made of gela- tin combined with glycerin and are round in appear- ance. Hard capsules are made in two parts which consists of a body and a cap. They are cylindrical m shape, and they are used ;o conduct pow- ders into the body. Both types of capsules melt in the body and release their contained medica- tions. STUBBS PHARMACY LTD. dully a.m. to p.m. Sundays and 12 noon to p.m. ;