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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, November 19, 1974 City Scene Chamber meeting changed A special meeting between the Lethbridge Community College officials and the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce has been postponed to Dec. 4 from Wednesday. The chamber will still meet Wednesday, but it will be at noon at the Holiday Inn instead of the college. Anne Campbell honored Monday Anne Campbell was honored Monday evening at a testimonial dinner marking her 25th year in Southern Alberta as director of the internationally-known singing group, the Anne Campbell Singers. More than 240 people attended the event which was held at Erieksen's Restaurant. Helen Johnson presented Mrs. Campbell with an inscribed silver locket and a scroll-shaped plaque mounted on wood with the inscription "25th perfor- mance in Southern Alberta." Prior to moving to Lethbridge in 1952, Mrs. Campbell con- ducted a junior choir for the United Church in Picture Butte. Interest in Mrs. Campbell's choir soon grew and the singers were expanded from a choir at Southrninster United Church to an interdenominational group. Under her direction. Lethbridge and area singers have received years of voice training and in the process have put Lethbridge on the map. winning a number of national and inter- national awards for excellence. Impaired hunters fined Two Coaldale men were fined each in provincial court Monday for hunting while impaired. Court was told William Kaval and Joseph Hruska Jr. were checked Nov. 13 near the Kananaskis Road, about 60 miles west of Lethbridge and showed signs of impairment. Two weapons seized at the time were ordered returned to the men. Warner Scout, 30, of Cardston was sentenced to a total of six months in jail after pleading guilty to charges of breaking into the Native Friendship Centre, assault and failing to appear in court after signing an undertaking to appear. Scout was charged with breaking into the friendship centre, 324 4th St. S., Saturday. He was charged with assault after a woman was struck Oct. 2 and was charged with failing to appear after he failed to appear in court Nov. 12 on the assault charge. New Fort airport may end hazards By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FORT MACLEOD Coun. Ian Bennett advised his fellow town councillors Monday night that if Fort Macleod wants a new airport it will cost about "Just by the bush telegraph I hear there are in grants available." he said. "It cost Cardston and Taber each about for their new airstrips." Dr. Bennett said the present unlicensed airport here can- not handle commercial air- craft. "We had an instance this "all when we wanted to fly >ome patients down to Great he said. "We couldn't jet a plane in. We had to take :he patients to Lethbridge by Libbey Accent 31 SUPER SET Complete 31 piece Glass- ware set consisting of oz. steiners oz. coolers oz. beverage oz. rocks oz. sherbets oz. jigger 8 SPECIAL 77 Set Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN ambulance and fly from there." The town has a good stretch of hard land available for an airstrip in its southeast cor- ner, said Secretary-Treasurer Roy White. Meanwhile, Coun. John Viens. councillor in charge of the airport, said repairs are needed at various places on the runway and taxiways now in use. Coun. Viens said: "I think some sort of decision should be made about these repairs." Works Superintendent John Bota said Dr. John Walker, Fort Macleod's flying doctor, "is afraid of an aircraft com- ing in. using this runway, dipping in a hole and hitting its prop on the grounds." "Can't we move the lights a little asked Coun. Bennett. It was explained certain blue lights might lead aircraft on to an unserviceable runway at night. There would be no problem during the day as it is posted. Mr. Bota said the runway is soft and the water table high during the summer. "We could probably do it now." he said. "It's dried up quite a bit and the ground water is down. We could give it a try." Gravel and asphalt paving is needed over a large area. But Mr. Bota said asphalt can't be mixed by town crews in this cold weather. Other patching must be done by wheelbarrow crews, he said. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC 328-4096 NOVEMBER 22nd is our 75 Help us Celebrate by joining us for CAKE and COFFEE Friday, November p.m. Royal Trust COMPANY 740-4th Avenue South Our man in U.K. Alberta's representatives in Great Britain have helped find jobs for immigrants to the province since opening of- fices a year ago. The staff at Alberta House in the posh Mayfair district of London also have negotiations for 11 industrial projects un- der way, says Herb Pickering, agent general for Alberta in Great Britain. "It's the best investment the people of Alberta have ever Mr. Pickering, 59, says enthusiastically of the revitalized London operation. He was in Lethbridge today on his first refresher tour of the province since taking on the post in November, 1973. "By the end of this year we'll have 14 people on our staff compared with the two when I got he told a press conference at city hall. Mr. Pickering said two of the manufacturing industries interested in Alberta might come to Lethbridge. The city's initiative in establishing an industrial park was to be commended, he said. The agent general also said he wanted a first hand look at facilities built for the Canada Winter Games, as Travel Alberta is interested in using them as part of its promotions. The Alberta Export Agency, sales arm of the department of agriculture, and the depart- ment itself, are considering establishing representatives in the office, as is the depart- ment of culture, youth and recreation and the public af- fairs bureau. "It is our feeling the federal departments are so small and Canada so varied that unless we look after our interests, they won't be Mr. Pickering says. "We feel we've got to blow our own horn." But he says the federal representatives in Great Bri- tain are happy to have the provincial offices to share their workload, and that there is excellent co operation between the two levels. The province spent on renovations when they re opened Alberta House, closed since 1969, and other funds on art work and furnishings. It is the largest out of province provincial govern- ment operation. Mr. Picker- ing also revealed that representatives in such of- fices including the one in Ot- tawa may soon be called "foreign service officers" after a recommendation from an inter departmental com- mittee. Rev. Chatain appointed advisor Rev. Denis Chatain, former industrial development officer for the Blood Indian Band and active for many years in other Indian matters, was recently appointed co ordinator for the Quebec government in its negotiations with the James Bay Indians and Inuit, ac- cording to word just received in Lethbridge. It is presumed he had a hand in the settlement of the dis- pute between the government and the natives, announced last week. On leaving Alberta Father Chatain worked on Indian in- dustrial development at the national level, and was loaned by Canada Manpower to the Quebec government for his current assignment. MIKE For 371-7th StrMt South Quality of life survey perishes Most people wouldn't give a damn about a survey to find out what the quality of life means to them, self- professed cynic Aid. Vaughan Hembroff said Monday. "Sometimes one gets to be cynical and I said Aid. Hembroff in reacting to a resolution put forward by Aid. Bob Tarleck that the feasibility of a quality of life survey be explored by the city. "You can get people to say anything you said Aid. Hembroff, a lawyer. "I make my living that way." "Most people are so concerned with making a living they wouldn't really be interested. "This council should decide what it wants for this city, because man that's what we're elected to do." Aid. Tarleck had suggested an ad hoc committee of council be set up to look into a study to attempt to con- sult people on what type of city they would like to have. At council's last meeting when it gave de-facto approval of industrial expansion by purchasing a large amount of land for that purpose, there was con- siderable discussion of the quality of life, said Aid. Tarleck. But it was quite apparent that there was no common base quality of life meant one thing to one person, and something else to another, he said. No formal studies exist which might indicate those qualities which citizens feel make Lethbridge an attractive environment in which to live, and the relative importance they ascribe to these qualities, Aid. Tarleck said in his resolution. "It requires some long-term planning, and we've got to start he argued. But after hearing from Deputy Mayor Vera Ferguson, who said she too had little faith in surveys, Aid. Tarleck agreed to withdraw his resolution at least until after council's seminar to discuss policies and philosophies, planned for early January. He later submitted a somewhat tongue-in-cheek notice of motion that in keeping with sound planning and systematic development, council consider at its next meeting a name for the new industrial park. And he suggested it be named "Churchill Industrial Park." Cuba-U.S. trade expected The United States and Cuba will be trading again in the near future, the head of the Cana- dian Trade Mission to Cuba predicted in Lethbridge Monday. While speaking to a one day seminar on Canadian perspectives of Cuba at the Univer- sity of Lethbridge, Stuart McDowell said: "I suspect Dr. K (Henry Kissinger) will make another well publicized mission to Cuba" to resolve some of the differences between the two nations. Since the United States now considers Cuba to be an enemy, it does not trade with its island neighbor nor does it permit any American dominated country to trade with Cuba, he told the seminar. Mr. McDowell, a member of the depart- ment of industry, trade and commerce in Ot- tawa, claimed Fidel Castro can't afford to ig- nore its geographic closeness to the United States and President Gerald Ford "can't con- tinue to deny" that there is a viable trading country only a few miles away. Besides, if the United States makes the overture for better relations, the governing council under Castro would likely convince him to co operate even if he doesn't approve of it, the Canadian trade official suggested. Fidel Castro, he said, ran the country for 12 years and "made a mess of it." While he is still very much in power, Castro "has had his wings clipped" and no longer is able to initiate instant policy changes without consultation of the council. Also during a speech to the seminar, Lethbridge MP Ken Hurlburt indicated that Cuba is attempting to make additional sales of sugar to Canada in an attempt to balance its trade with this nation. Canada's purchases now amount to million compared with million in sales to Cuba, the seminar was informed. Rental bureau defeated during council session A resolution by Aid. Tony Tobin asking the city to in- vestigate setting up a central rental bureau was narrowly defeated 5-4 by city council Monday. Such a central registry, said Aid. Tobin, could alleviate the hardships many renters ex- perience when unable to ob- tain information about suitable living accommoda- tion in the city. He suggested the city com- munity services department, and such groups as the Chamber of Commerce, Lethbridge Housing Has totalitarian necessity swamped Cuban humanism? The Fidel Castro Cuban regime has its effort to create a humanistic nation failed? There was an obvious difference of opinion on the question at the weekly meeting of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Af- fairs in Lethbridge Monday. Instead of a humanistic society, Cuba has a socialist society where everything is controlled at the top, charged Maurice Halperin, a political scientist who has lived in Cuba and is in the process of com- pleting his second book on Fidel Castro. Michael O'Sullivan, who has visited Cuba twice and taught a course on Cuba in Mexico, countered Professor Halperin's charges by inform- ing the full house meeting that he was "deeply impress- ed with the spirit" of the average Cuban. Unlike some other Latin .American people (he specifically referred to the Mexican, the Cuban workers did not have to focus their attention on survival and were able to make an attempt to fulfill themselves as people, said Mr. O'Sullivan, also provincial organizer for the Saskatchewan Waffle movement. Prof. Halperin, professor of political science and member of the Latin American Studies Program at Simon Fraser University in B.C., said Fidel Christmas Seal drive at 35% Local Christmas Seal contributions have reached the Lethbridge Kinsmen Club reported Friday. This is 35 per cent of the objective for the Lethbridge district. Dr. Arnie Locatelli is chairman of the Kinsmen Christ- mas Seal project this year. Former fire chief dies A man who served Lethbridge's fire department for more than 50 years died Monday night. William H. Short would have been 85 today. He was fire chief here for 18 years. Mr. Short was born in Lon- don. Eng.. and served in the merchant marine before im- migrating to Canada in 1910. He joined the Lethbridge Fire Department in 1911. He was promoted lieutenant in 1919 and captain in 1922. and was named chief in 1944. In 1957 he received a National Fire Protection Association certificate recognizing Lethbridge's low fire damage rate- Mr. Short retired in 1962. but continued in an advisory capacity until 1963. making him the longest serving member of the fire department. He is survived by his wife. Bertha: a daughter. Agnes Short: a son. William D. Short, all of Lethbridge; a sister. May Coombs of Van- couver, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. EASING National Identification Card Predictable Costs Frees investment usually less than Adaptable to private individual as well as business Current model prestige Eas> way to get second car LEASING Phone 223-3537 busness W.H. SHORT Hockey gear taken Hockey equipment, valued at 5190, was reported stolen from a Lethbridge garage Sunday. Wilf Forry. 403 9th Ave. S., told LeUibndge city police the equipment was taken from his unlocked garage while no one was home Saturday evening. Castro intended to develop a new society where money didn't play a role but his ex- periment flopped. He says the Castro dream fell because of a "great deal of mismanagement." The new Cuban system became a distribution of poverty instead of wealth. The Cuban leader then adopted the Russian system of operating a nation to prevent national suicide. The country is being operated in an orderly state now but it is more along the lines of "what we call a totalitarian state. Castro didn't set up to establish a totalitarian he ex- plained. Mr. O'Sullivan said he doesn't deny that Cubans lack many of the material goods we have in Canada but feels there is more to the human ex- perience than just being materialistically satisfied. Cubans reflect an attitude of realism toward their society. He seemed to believe socialism may be the necessary pre condition peo- ple need to fulfill themselves and gain a feeling of control over what happens to them. The Cuban revolution, Mr. O'Sullivan said, has solved the human problems and is now at the point of solving the "production problem." Prof. Halperin said he too looks for a revival of the Cuban economy in the next 10 years. When asked from the floor whether a communist or socialist government has ever been able to establish a system of governing that was representative of the people's wishes, the professor said there is "no example" of such a country not becoming a totalitarian state. Mr. O'Sullivan made it clear to questioners that "the ad- vantages of a planned economy far outweigh the dis- advantages of a planned economy" and Canada could learn something from the Cuban system. He forecasts an increasing discontent among Canadian people toward this country's economic system as the current economic crisis increases in degree. When asked whether he would prefer to live in Canada or a communist country if he had to do it indefinitely, Mr. O'Suliivan said he would prefer to establish a socialist government here. In reply to the same question. Prof. Halperin said his choice was obvious after he was living here after having lived under both systems.. FOX DENTURE CLINIC fcSl PHONE 327-BS6S S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOXLETHBBIDGEDEKTALUB 2M MEDICAL DENTAL SLOG Authority, Lethbridge Hous- ing Association, Information Lethbridge, and the. Lethbridge Real Estate Board could co operate in the bureau. But Aid. Cam Barnes said such activity seemed to him to be the responsibility of the private sector and the city shouldn't get involved. Most people use the new- spaper quite successfully, said Mayor Andy Anderson. Voting in favor of the resolution were Aldermen Tobin. Bob Tarleck, Vaughan Hembroff and Vera Ferguson. But Aid. Tobin did get coun- cil approval on another of his resolutions, following a sharp clash with Mayor Anderson over the status of the senior citizens's -high rise project. The city seems to have stood by impotently for the last two years while senior citizens have been getting the run around on whether or not they are on the list for the high rise accommodation. Aid. Tobin said. "I disagree you can't say we're overlooking the mayor replied. Aid. Tobin asked in his resolution that the Lethbridge Housing Authority be asked to provide council with a report on its terms of reference, the status of projects under its ad- ministration and its goals and projects for 1975. Mayor Anderson said the housing authority, which was appointed by the provincial cabinet in August, won't have terms of reference for the high rise until an agreement is signed with the Alberta Housing Corporation. But other members of coun- cil agreed with Aid. Tobin that council should have something in writing on both projects. Donations sought by OXFAM A local committee of OXFAM Canada has been formed and is' seeking donations from Lethbridge residents. Walter Schmid, treasurer of the committee, said today the committee was formed in August and now is beginning its work. OXFAM provides funds for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction projects in East India. Honduras, West Africa and Ethiopia. Donations can be sent to Box Lethbridge. This is the first time a com- mittee has been formed in Lethbridge and volunteers to work with the committee are being sought. City man wins One prize was claim- ed Monday following the second early bird draw in the Canada Winter Games lottery. George Tremblay of Lethbridge claimed one of the prizes. The two other awards, another and a trip to Hawaii, have yet to be claimed. Ticket number A568726 was drawn for the and ticket number A543824 for the trip. Canada games of- ficials are attempting to find where the tickets were sold. Also Monday, the car awarded at the first early bird draw was claimed by Joseph Schmaltz of Westlock. Only one award from that draw. to ticket number A490601. has yet to be claimed. Trudeau 'worse than Communist' Prime Minister Trudeau is much more dangerous than a Communist and is leading Canada down the path of socialism to the brink of dis- aster, claims the national co- ordinator of the Canadian League of Rights. Patrick Walsh told 30 people at a Lethbridge meeting of the league that Mr. Trudeau is not a Communist but is a "Fabian socialist" which is much more dangerous. Fabian socialists infiltrate the civil service and political parties to implement their brand of socialism. Once in power they tax the rich to erode their power and use their money to increase the power of the government. Mr. Walsh claimed. PENNERS PLUMBING 1209-2nd Ave. S. 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