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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HAWAII LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE Dtpart Calgary Dec. 20 Rtturn Jan. 3 AIRFARE ONLY PLUS U.S. TAX ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lcthtmdcje Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, November 21, 1972 PAGES 11 TO 22 What'i New On South Alberta Farm and Rural Scene? Find Out In The Herald's Next "CHINOOK" INCLUDED WITH THE TUESDAY, NOV. 28, ISSUI OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Local Socred leadership hopeful would resist 'regressive' sales tax By RON CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer One. of the leading contenders for the leadership of the Alber- ta Social Credit party pledged Monday to resist implementa- tion of a provincial sales tax for "as long as possible." Werner Schmidt told an in- formal dinner meeting in Leth- bridge attended mainly by party supporters that the sales tax "is a nuisance and it is re- gressive." Mr. Schmidt, who is sporting a contemporary hairstyle for the campaign, promised if he is successful in his leadership bid, he will resist a sales tax for "as long as I possibly can. I would rather use some other approach." Gordon Taylor, 62, the for- mer highways minister in the Socred government and the only other declared candidate for the leadership at this stage, was de- scribed by Mr. Schmidt as "too old" to be a serious threat in the race. Mr. Schmidt, a Coaldale na- tive who is now academic vice- president at the Lethbridge Community College, neatly fielded the thorny question of where he will seek the nomina- tion for the next ejection if he is named parly leader at a convention in Edmonton Feb. 1-3. When asked if he is planning to try for one of the two provin- cial ridings in Lethbridge, Mr. Schmidt said, "I'm not ruling it out, but I'm not ruling it in either." The leader ship convention was called after leader Harry Strom announced earlier this fall that he was stepping down. Mr. Schmidt said he sees the leadership convention as being critical for the future of the party in the province. Whether Social Credit lives or dies as a viable political force could hang on the outcome of the leader- ship race, he said. "We need a leader who is able to communicate with the people. II all our candidates have this quality, that's he said. Asked what he sees as his biggest problem in seeking the leadership, Mr. Schmidt said, "getting enough votes." He stressed he is not in the market for deals, either to help him obtain the party leadership or to gain control govern- ment. "I'd rather lose than win by making he said. "They always come back to get you." Mr. Schmidt said he doesn't feel the Social Credit party has to undergo any drastic changes in philosophy to recapture the imagination of Albertans. "The party principles will re- main intact. People don't want ustochange our principles, they want a party that is for he said. Ottawa delaying farm machinery station-Homer By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Ottawa is holding up a farm machinery testing station proposed for Lethbridge, Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer told the legisla- ture Monday. Plans for a prairie agricul- tural machinery institute have been drawn up in co-operation by the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Alberta station would be at Lethbridge Community Col- lege. Gordon Taylor (SC Drum- heller) asked if the Alberta gov- ernment is committed to the plan. Dr. Homer replied that the plan has been submitted by the three prairie provinces to Otta- wa, but no reply received. A report on the plan tabled In May by Dr. Homer says a board responsible to the agri- culture ministers of the three prairie provinces would run the independent institute with a central testing station at Re- gina and satellite stations at Winnipeg and Lethbridge. Dr. Homer said the federal government has been asked if it will contribute to the cost of the venture, predicted at million for initial capital. Mr. Taylor asked why farm machinery manufacturers can- nct be fully responsible for re- search and improvements to equipment. Dr. Horner replied, "Well I think they should be fully re- sponsible, but it's also a matter of making sure that the design that they come up with is suit- able for our particular needs." He said there have been "some pretty glaring exam- ples" of farm equipment not de- signed for Alberta conditions. Mr. Taylor asked if the insti- tute will be able to reduce ma- chinery costs to farmers. The agriculture minister said by promoting more standardiza- tion of equipment and parts the institute will probably help re- duce costs. The proposal has been sub- mitted, he said, to the federal offices of agriculture, science and the wheat board for consid- eration. Residents charge reversal 'unfair UPSET WITH COUNCIL Clarence Jockims, 1408 23rd St. N., opposed zoning. 79 candidates Blood band votes today Nearly Blood Indians are eligible to vote in the Blood band elections today. Up for grabs are 12 council seats and the position of chief. There are 74 Indian candidates seeking council seats and five nominees vying for the job of chief. A two-way battle between in- cumbent Clu'ef Jim Shot Both Sides and a former .chief, Ru- fus Goodstriker, has shaped up for the top job. The main election issue has LEROY'S PLUMBING GASF1TTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-8403 CLIFF BUCK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL MEDICAL DENTAL BIDS. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 become the possible amalgama- tion of the Blood Indian Hospit- al at Moses Lake with the Card- New Dayton injured man Joseph Fischer of New Day- ton suffered minor injuries and three cars were damaged to a total of following an ac- cident Sunday night near Fort Macleod. HCMP say a car driven by Mr. Fischer struck and instant- ly killed a cow on Highway 3 about nine miles east of Fort Macleod shortly before 6 p.m. The drivers of the two other vehicles involved escaped in- jury, but then- cars were dam- aged as they collided in an at- tempt to avoid slamming into the Fischer vehicle. Police say the other drivers are Harry Weistra of Hardie- ville and Marlene Dyck of Fort Macleod. THE BOSS' NEW Wo all appreciate ad- miring glances. At Mc- Cready Baines Pharm- acy we will help you TO select iho cosmetics to best enhance yc'jr appearance. "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICF" MeCREADY-BAINES jPHARMACY 614 3rd Ave. South free Delivery ston Municipal Hospital m Cardston. Council seats are being con- tested by nominees wanting amalgamation talks stopped, and incumbent council mem- bers who are trying to explain why the talks are going on be- tween town officials, Blood councillors and the national de- partment of health welfare. Other issues were council meet- ing attendance and the pay- ment t" r-CTmcillors every two weeks. candidates say the council ibers should not be paid if they do not attend meet- ings. The Indian Act requires that a voter must be 21 years of age and registered on the band list. Term of office for both coun- cillors and chief is two years. The overall population of the Blood Reserve is Policemen ri lien-ding Lake dangerous, city police warn City Police Inspector Max Coupland warns children to keep off Henderson Lake until the city parks and recreation board announces the ice is safe. "This past weekend four young boys were cautioned to stay off the ice until it was announced safe for use. It was fortunate they didn't fall through before they were he said. "No matter how thick the ice on Henderson Lake looks from the shore it is impossible to tell how thick or strong it is until it has been tested. Once the ice has been judged safe by city personnel a public announcement will be said the inspector. "Until such tune we urgently ask parents to keep their children off the ice and help prevent a possibly disastrous accident from he said. 'Patient records oii limits to auditors' By RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer Council chambers bulged with people Monday night as city council reversed an earlier decision and approved an R-2 multiple family zoning for property in northeast Leth- bridge. A public hearing on the mat- ter, begun two weeks ago, con- tinued for more than an hour and featured bickering, accusa- tions, reprimands and general confusion. One member of the audience muttered it resem- bled a "comedy hour." Both sides were well repre- sented: the single family home owners on one side of 14th Ave. and 23rd St. N. and the prospective owners of semi- detached houses proposed for the other side of the street. Although eight letters from the prospective owners were before council, there were few verbal presentations from that group. The general feeling ex- pressed in the letters was that single family homes are too ex- pensive and lower income fam- ilies should have the right to own their own homes the semi detached variety in a residential neighborhood. Much of the dispute was be- tween the existing home own- ers and council. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff felt the central issue was whether the existing home owners bad been "misled by city hall" into believing land near their prop- erty was designated for single family houses. Three of the property owners said they had called city hall before they bought their hous- es and were told the land was zoned for single houses. They questioned council's right to even reconsider the matter. "The bylaw has been defeat- ed and shouldn't be brought up again. Does council make its own rules as it goes asked Clarence Jockims. Mayor Andy Anderson count- ered that "every body has the right to re-assess a previous decision.1 D. M. Stephenson suggested council's procedure was "un- fair" and asked that the mat- ter be properly considered under a new bylaw. Another home owner said their fight should be with the real estate agency that sold them the houses with the understanding the a d j acent land would be developed for single family houses. "Get a lawyer and sue the firms that I sold the he said. The bylaw to allow the semi- detached houses to be built on the prc.erty was passed by a 5-2 vote with Aid. Vaughan Hembroff and Aid. Ed Baste- do opposed. Aldermen Vera Ferguson and Steve Kotch were not at the meeting. With the passing of the by- law, the gallery of about 80 persons was quickly reduced to six. Nutting wants staff, space Major changes in the city administration, including the hiring of several new employ- ees and the relocation of exist- ing ones, will be discussed at a special meeting of city council next Monday. City Manager Tom Nutting served notice Monday he will be asling for three new staff members for his office and the relocation of the utility and community services depart- ment personnel. To handle "a job too great to carry on with existing Mr. Nutting will recommend an assistant city manager, property administrator, s y s- tems analyst and cost account- ant become part of his office. None of those positions now exist. To accommodate the new staff, Mr. Nutting has propos- ed the entire west half of the top floor in city hall be used. The utility department, now in that location, would be moved to the basement. The community services de- partment, now in a building at Police charge local woman A Lethbridge woman has been charged with assault causing bodily harm following an incident at the Garden Hotel licensed premises last night that ended when Marina Hunt, 31, of 334 4th Ave. S. suffered a broken leg. 2nd Ave. and 5th St. S., would be moved to office space near city hall which costs per year rent. Another proposal is to buy the provincial court house and renovate it for city hall use. The cost The city manager would also have the "city hall annex build- ing, directly north of city hall, declared surplus and sold. "Putting money into that build- ing to renovate it is like throw- ing it down a rat he said. The office space near city hall is needed to bring 'scat- tered staff" closer together, Mr. Nutting said. "It is difficult to co ordinate administrative matters when the staff is all over the city." The relocation of residents In the downtown development area, an influx of small busi- nessmen looking for land and the West Lethbridge project warrant the new staff, he said. On a related matter, council approved the hiring of Robins, Mitchell and Watson architects to design a new council cham- bers. Aid. Cam Barnes suggested new chambers would cost more than to build. More city council on page 12. Witnesses to meet A two day convention of Jehovah's Witnesses Mill be held in Lethbridge Nov. More than 800 delegates arc ltd me ne saw. i to Mrs. G. Evans, from an as- 1 sennnnr Ninety police officers from the Lethbridge City Police, dis- trict municipal police and the Southern Alberta detachment of the RCMP were attending a special drug seminar.' today. "The day-long seminar is de- signed to acquaint police offi- cers with the current drug reg- ulations and their enforcement and to act ns a general re- fresher course to more experi- enced members, said Bob Morrison, staff sergeant for the Soul horn Alberta RCMP subdi- vision. The seminar was arranged by n joint effort of MB City Police and (he liCMP and is one of two to held In south- ern Allicrln this week. The other will be in Medicine Hat Thursday. The Alberta Medical Associa- tion is opposed to the proposal that auditors examine patient records, AMA president Dr. James Oshiro said Monday. Patient records are confiden- tial and between doctors and their patients only, he said in an interview upon his return from discussions with provin- cial government officials on the proposed amendments to the Alberta Health Act. The Coaldale general practi- tioner said, however, that the AMA will not oppose the pro- posal for auditors to examine physicians' accounts, if it is found to be necessary. Another amendment calls for authorization for the Alberta Health Care Services Commis- sion to pass information to the AMA's professional review committee, which has been in operation for the past year to scrutinize bills submitted to medicare. Dr. Oshiro said there is al- ready an informal arrangement to exchange information be- tween the AMA committee and the commission, and the amendment is to "make it for- mal." Calgary diocese anniversary The Mm. anniversary of the establishment of the Calgary diocese of the Koman Catholic Church will be celebrated this weekend in Lolhbridgc and sev- eral other southern Alberta cen- tres. The Calgary diocese cov- ers all of Ihc southern p.irl of the province. Tho Lclhbridgo celebrations will be held In St. Patrick's Church on Nov. 26 with mass at 4 p.m. io be followed a reception in the church hall. Bishop Michael Hnrrington of Knmloops will say mass for the occasion, iio is a former priest at St. Hasil's Church in the city. More than 500 IHhhridRC area residents are expected to lake part in the celebration. sisted home ownership devel- opment in another part of the city, said it appeared the exist- ing residents were concerned with devaluation of their prop- erty because a "low cost housing project" would be across the street. "It has been broadly said that people living in low cost houses create she said. "That is not so." The protesting residents re- jected that claim. The mam address will be de- livered by Robert Jackson, of: Toronto. He will speak on the topic "Is This Life All There i The convention will be i held at the Civic Centre. I ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. 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