Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 Pincher ranch multiple WALTER KERBER photo Pipe dreams It doesn't take much to capture the attention and excite the imagination of this adventurous trio contemplating their next escapade in the Land of Pipe. Preparing for their next sally into nether realms are David Yoshida, 5, left; Rachael Hepler, 5, and Richie Fletcher, 4. Winter's approach finds contractors optimistic By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer The construction industry is optimistic about the coming winter, but would like to see more- planning to even out its cycle, the general manager of the Alberta Construction Association said Thursday in Lethbridge The industry has enough work to last four to six months, said Gordon Alex- ander of Edmonton. After that, there may be a shortage Mr. Alexander was in Lethbridge to attend the open- ing of the Lethbridge Construction Associations" new office, in the old com- munity services building near the Gait Museum. Gordon Davidson, president of the Lethbridge Construe- GLEAMING CHROME byGLOHILL Square oblong bon bons Cake plates 2 tier servers Hors d' Oeuvre trays Serving trays Gravy boats PRICED FROM 795 t9195 Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN tion Association, said the local picture was good. It will be a busy winter for subcontrac- tors and some material prices are going down, he said. But labor supply will be tight, as it is in all of Alberta, he said. Mr. Alexander said Lethbridge will be fortunate this year, since there are no big problems in sight. Construction is a cyclical in- dustry, he said. The govern- ment has used it for years as an economic control, and the industry would like the cycle flattened out The association has suggested for years that some jobs be shelved for bad times. The government's budgetting would then be planned over a longer period, about three to five years, he said. He said Premier Dave Barrett was right to suggest that a new post office, for ex- ample, should not be built if there is already a good one. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 ACCIDENT Witnesses WANTED! A'ou'd witnesses oi a November accident occured at 11 45 3 At Mayor Maaraih Owe and 6tn Avenue voiv pq a veilow ion Fc'c" ind 3 1974 Cfievrc'e! pleas" Le'r-- Ci" D o i' c e The post office, or other pro- ject could be a shelf job. he said. The industry is also concerned about the remifications of Bill 52, said Mr. Alexander. The bill allows a prime contractor to negotiate with trade unions for a contract binding on subcontractors as well, he said. City man president of realtors A Lethbridge realtor has been named president of the Alberta Real Estate Associa- tion representing agents and salesmen in the province. Howie Yanosik. 41, was recently elected president of the association at its annual convention in Edmonton. A director and past president of the Lethbridge Real Estate Board, the realtor and former hockey pro has been a director of the provincial body since 1969. The 13-year veteran of professional hockey, currently coaching the Native Sons junior B team, entered the real estate business here as a salesman in 1965. In 1972 he established Key Realty in partnership with Fraser Baalim. Doug Fleming and Trevor Hansen. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 -2nd S. Phone 327-4121 City Scene Pinzgauer breeder on board Harold Norlin of Lethbridge has been elected to the board of directors of the Alberta Pinzgauer Association. Alvin Berger of Nanton is the only rancher south of Calgary to be elected to the board of the exotic cattle organization. Fred Brechtel, president of the Canadian Pinzgauer Association, informed the Alberta group that the 1978 Inter- national Pinzgauer Symposium will be held in Calgary. The first sale for the new Alberta association is set for the Regina Agnbition Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. Buddhist researcher to speak A Buddhist spokesman and researcher from Seattle, Wash., will address a public meeting in Lethbridge p.m. Saturday. Grace McLeod, who has helped prepare materials for Buddhist Sunday school classes, will speak on the topic, Buddhism m Daily Life. The meeting will be held in Honpa Buddhist Church. 3611 Forestry Ave CUPE clerical workers get raise A new contract is in effect between the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the union representing its clerical staff. Barb McKenna, the only Lethbridge member of Local 225 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union, included a wage increase, scale adjustment and a month under the cost of living clause. A dental plan was also added, said Mrs. McKenna. Local 225 represents CUPE's clerical employees across Canada. Seminar on Cuba Monday The pros and cons of a planned economy as opposed to the free market economy will be debated at a special Monday meeting of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs During the noon hour debate, participants will dis- cuss whether Cuba's socialist economy is an example of a model Canada should follow. Maurice Halperin. professor of political science at Simon Fraser University and author of two books about Fidel Castro, and Michael O'Sullivan. provincial organizer of the Saskatchewan Waffle will debate the eror.omic question oarlock PUMP PACKING and GASKET MATERIALS plus other fine Garlock PRODUCTS uv INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 36 St. NORTH LETHBRIDGE JUBILEE SHOW HOME By Appointment Only! 3609 REDWOOD ROAD Tris lonely spiit level home 'uo'. t t'Clj j' gracious living. d bedrooms. baths, lamily room. arge Kitchen, with blact' we'rut cupboards separate r ng 'oom Exterior t'ru Built bv KANEWISCHER HOMES LTD. Builders o: Both Professor Halperin and Mr. O'Sullivan will be in the city to participate in a seminar on Canadian Perspec- tives on Cuba at the Universi- ty of Lethbridge Monday. The day long seminar will feature the two public affairs debaters as well as Lethbridge MP Ken Hurlburt, Stuart McDowell, head of the Canadian trade mission to Cutja during the past two years, and George Bohac. a virologist with the Lethbridge research centre. Mr. McDowell is a member of the department of industry- trade and commerce in Ot- tawa and Dr. Bohac has work- ed as a researcher in Cuba. Czechoslovakia and Canada. Mr Hurlburt was a member of a Parliamentary mission to Cuba earlier this year and Mr. O'Sullivan has been to Cuba twice. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Es1 PHONE 327-6S6S E. S f FOX. C.D FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB A Pincher Creek rancher's animals swept four banners and two ribbons on their way to winning six of the 10 top positions at the 24th annual Southern Alberta Cattle Breeders Fall Show and Sale Thursday. Bob Jenkins of Jenkins Ranche climaxed a string of victories with animals that won the grand champion Hereford female, reserve grand champion Hereford female and reserve grand champion Hereford bull banners. His entries also won the senior cham- pion bull title in addition to the junior champion and reserve junior champion female awards. Moyle Anderson of Wrentham was j awarded the grand champion Hereford bull banner for entering the junior cham- pion bull of the show. Bob. Balog of Milk River entered the animal that won the reserve junior cham- pion Bull title with an entry from Wayne Hartley of Stirling taking the senior reserve champion bull award. i; Of the 68 animals offered at the sale, :j only 39 were sold for a total of and an average of :j 'We're not fat cats of Confederation' By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer Alberta may be rich in natural resources, but Alber- tans are far from being "fat says a University of Lethbridge economist and member of the Independent Alberta Association Herbert Axford, an IAA researcher who helped prepare a recent study on the cost of Confederation to this province, claims "the average Albertan receives the average income of any Canadian." The study was released in Calgary this week. He points to the IAA report, which adds: "Alberta has not increased its share of Canadian personal income as a result of the great 'oil boom'... In fact, it would appear that the energy resources boom has simply restored Alberta's relative position in Canadian total per- sonal income to that of 1926." RESOURCE BOOM Why is Canada's "poor little rich province" not benefitting more from the resource boom? The answer, replies Dr. Axford, is because "we, in Alberta, are paying a very substantial amount to belong to Confederation." The IAA report, which com- pares Alberta's private economy as a province in Confederation with a forecast of the province's growth as an independent country, reaches the same conclusion. Despite implications of separatism in the Independent Alberta Association's name, the 300 member group is not suggesting Alberta secede from Canada The IAA. he adds, is non political and does not ad- vocate Alberta gain political independence. But if the province gains economic freedom, it would receive "more secondary industry, processing of raw materials and downstream luring." COLONIAL STATUS The lAA's published "grievances." which Dr. Ax- ford describes as "small 'c' conservative." include dis- satisfaction with this province's colonial status and the federal government's tendency to "provide very substantial economic advan- tages to an already favored Eastern Canada. Adds Dr. Ax- ford: "Ontario controls about 60 per cent of the country's manufacturing activity. Quebec gets about 30 per cent and all the other provinces are left with the remaining 10 per cent." Eastern Canada retains its stranglehold on manufac- turing, the IAA grievance list continues, because "discriminatory freight rates have ensured that Western Canada will continue to be producers of raw materials only." "Must we continue to ship jobs and the resulting prosperity with our live cattle, grain, unprocessed oil and gas to Eastern the IAA asks. HIGH TARIFFS The lAA's also cites "high tariffs and other trade barriers, imposed to protect eastern manufacturers, sub- stantially increase our cost of living with no real benefits flowing to Western Canada." But how much does it ac- tually cost Albertans to belong to Confederation? "The income foregone by Alberta for the privilege of belonging to Confederation... would be billion or per Albertan in the first year of the IAA study concludes. In its 10th year of independence, the province's increase in productivity would total billion or per Albertan. RAW MATERIALS The study estimates without the ''restraints of Confederation" this province would more than double its current rate of economic growth. Dr. Axford points to three areas of manufacturing as high growth areas in an independent economy. The petrochemical industry is the most obvious manufacturing manufac- enterprise to flourish. Abundant raw materials would promise the province rapid growth in the distilling, brewing, meat packing and food processing industries, he added. "Obviously Alberta is very deprived in manufacturing ac- tivity but we have the basis for a strong industrial sector." SC meeting postponed Cardston Social Creditors will hold their annual meeting a week late because of the re- cent Conservative nomination in the constituency. The meeting, originally slated for this Saturday, will now be held Nov. 23 in Card- ston "With the interest in the PC nomination, it would be hard to get anyone interested in anything etee this week." Alma Hancock of Ravmond, association president, said today. The Conservatives Wednes- day chose Spring Coulee farmer John Thompson to carry their banner. The Socreds have yet to name a candidate to replace retiring inc-mbent Ted Hinman INSURANCE HOME-BUSINESS FARM We Can Save You S Money S SEE US SOON' 706 5 HAIGCUNIC is pleased to announce DELB. PENGELLY 1402 BIRCH PLACE Phone 327-2608 or 328-4375 Phone 327-1571 rie Department of Family Practice. RELIEVES GAS PAINS USED CARS 1966 VW BEETLE 1 965 VW BEETLE 1970 AUSTIN py 1966VAUXHALL STATION WAGON this RAEWOOD MOTORS Z o z "j fc. PORSCHE AUDI BESSIE ANNAND Teacher to seek NDP nod Bessie Annand, the New Democratic candidate in the last federal election in Lethbridge, is seeking the provincial nomination for Lethbridge East. Mrs. Annand, 47, was defeated in the July federal election by Conservative in- cumbent Ken Hurlburt. If she wins the NDP nomination for the provincial riding, she will face Socred in- cumbent John Anderson and Conservative challenger Dick Johnston. "I think it's time Alberta returned to a two party system and the NDP is a logical says Mrs. Annand, vice principal of George McKillop Elemen- tary School. She is also concerned that the province provide more help for tran- sportation improvements. Grant Notley, provincial leader of the party, is slated to address the nomination set for Dec. 5. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC S. PHARMACY FACTS from O. C. STUBBS A warning to babies' mothers who follow the common practice of leeding boiled milk to babies suffering from diarrhea, has been dis- covered to be actively- dangerous' This practical- ly ages old remedy has been found lo produce a even salt m a baby's body ac- lo Or William Se'enoerg of the idren's Hosp.lal m Massachusetts. v ing was issued r trie of Boston after these un- necessary deaths were found 10 have been caus- ed by byoematremic which, in been caused by boiled milk Jo babies suffering from diarrhea ana s. i.T1.. to p.m. Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to p.m.