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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, November 21, 1974 Governors try to shore up solidarity By BHt'CE LEVKTT WASHINGTON (CP) Democratic state governors, seldom spotlighted as a strong, cogent force, are emerging us a muscular fac- tion dedicated to shoring up party solidarity. Meeting at Hilton Head. S.C., in their first conference since the Nov. 5 elec- left Democratic governors in charge of 37 of the 50 showed a preoccupation with party un- ity and a bold determination to play a leading role in solidifying it. Even with some of their im- poriant new members governors-elect Ed- mund (Jerrv) Brown of California and Ella of Connecticut the Democratic- governors showed a deter- mination to speak in a strong collective voice, especially on internal affairs. They passed a sweeping eco- nomic resolution calling for wage and price controls, tax cuts for the poor, a reduction in oil company profits and some mandatory oil conserva- tion measures. Then they took the advice of a panel of experts and called for a six-month observation period on the controls. They endorsed, u n- animously. a compromise on permanent party anti- discrimination rules and, in doing so. closed ranks against pressure from powerful labor allies. George Meany, boss of the AKL-C10. sent three top aides" to the conference to ask the governors to propose a flat prohibition against racial and other quotas in party ac- tivities. The governors resisted, standing by the compromise language which called for ac- tion at all levels to involve racial minorities, women, In- dians and youth in the selec- tion of delegates to next month's party convention in Kansas City. The rules prohibit only "mandatory quotas." In effect, the governors told the labor leaders "no more wrangling over wording." .John Gilligan. defeated as governor of Ohio, spoke for many governors when he said: "If we go to Kansas City and tear ourselves to shreds before a national television audience over esoteric language no one understands, we are going to demonstrate our unlitness for leadership." Ironically, it was a Republi- can Nix- who paved the way for the new state-level muscle. In a move to shore up Re- publican grass-roots power, Nixon introduced revenue sharing which turned over to the governors new power and funds to initiate programs previously the province of the federal government. With the new power within the party, the governors are hoping to be in a position to put their stamp on whoever wins the Democratic nomina- tion for president in 1976. Indeed, for the first time in more than 20 years, the candi- date may come from their own ranks. Gov. Jimmy Carter of Geor- gia is reported planning a mid- December announcement that he's available; Gov. George Wallace of Alabama, who ran once as a conservative, is pon- dering another try under his traditional democratic banner. Simpsons-Sears Ltd. Satisfaction or money refunded Store Hours: Open Daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 Warm welcome President Gerald Ford waves both hands in response to cheering and applauding crowd as he arrives at Tokyo's Rudokan Hall where Japan's traditional physical arts such as judo and kendo, or Japanese fencing, are demonstrated for the U.S. president. _________________________________________ __ Trustees may cut honoraria CALGARY (CP) Calgary public school trustees have agreed to deal with their pay issue in public and possibly reduce their honoraria to 000 a year from "The most talked about figure was trustee Catherine Martini said after returning from a board meeting in Banff on which trustee pay was discussed. The board approved late last year, by a narrow margin, pay increase to from and found strong public opposition. The chief propo- nent of the increase, the then board chairman Harald Gunderson, lost his seat in the civic election last month. Trustee Bill Knight said the trustees "have resolved to deal with the matter in public as opposed to hashing it over in closed doors." Last year, the pay increase was presented to the public as fait accompli. John Curran, the new board chairman, was the chief oppo- nent to the pay increase and refused to get the increase himself. It is expected that the trustees will make a decision on their pay at an open board meeting Nov. 26. Commuter flights studied FORT McMURRAY (CP) The provincial government is apparently studying the feasibility of daily commuter flights for oil sands workers from Edmonton and other Alberta centres, says Graeme Milne, director of Contact Airways Ltd. Mr Miine said in an inter- view Wednesday the govern- men' has been in touch with his charter airline company with other charter operations concerning the plan. HP said Pacific Western which was recently p'.jr'-hascri by the Alberta would play an roie in the regular romiriiilrr service to Fort Mr-Murray understand thev are look- in? at this Nva'ise it may >ave the nf building a new town in this area or of dis- rupt me Fort McMiirray any He said such -i regular ser- vice would be iiM'd not onlv by executives of 01) companies but by production or mine workers preferring to live in centres other than Fort McMurrav. CAREERS Alberta agricultural and industrial distributor requires a at the head office in Lethbridge. The successful candidate will assist with systems de- sign and will be responsible for the initial programming and subsequent maintenance and development of computer applications. Hardware is the IBM System 3 Model 10. RPG II pro- gramming language is required. The company may consider an RPG II training pro- gram for an individual with a strong accounting or sys- tems design background. Please forward a detailed resume of education and experience to: J.V. Scotier, C.A. Oliver Industrial Supply Ltd. 236-36 Street North Lethbridge, Alberta LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING CAREER? CONSIDER A CAREER WITH TREASURY BRANCHES OF ALBERTA We offer you: A comprehensive training programme combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training leading through Branch Administration to Management. Advancement limited only by your ability and desire to succeed- Fully competitive salary and benefits programme. Our present commencement salary is S595.00 per month. Desired Qualifications: High School graduates, preferably with some work ex- perience: however, this is not essential. An interest in people and a desire to be involved in a financial organization whose business has doubled in the last two years. If you are interested in such an opportunity and feel that you have the necessary qualifications, contact the Manager of your nearest Treasury Branch or write to: Mr. Terry Semeniuk, Personnel Officer Office of the Superintendent Treasury Branches of Alberta P.O. Box 1440 Edmonton. Alberta. T5 J 2N6____________ CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE WITH MclNTYRE MINES LIMITED Underground Mines Fully Experienced Underground Coal Miners to Open Pit Surface Mines Certified Diesel Electrc Mechanics Certified Caterpillar Mechanics Experience Required in Maintenance of Diesel Electric Haulage Trucks and Caterpillar Equipment LOCATION TOWN Beautifully situated ihe foothills of the Cana- dian Rockies approximately 270 road miles from Ihe capital city of Edmonton and 120 road miles north of Jasper in Jasper National Park Grande Cache is a newly developed and well plan- ned community localed in an ouirtoorsmarfs parades, providing excellent year roun-i recreational aclivilips. WE OFFER: A comprehensive fringe benefits package including: Subsidized Modern Housing Dental Plan Please forward vour le; noplicalion 10: INDUSTRIAL RELATION DEPARTMENT or TELEPHONE (403) 82 :711 Ext. 218 MCINTYRE MINKS i COAL I? BOX 2000. GRANDE CACHE. IS I N A TOE OYO ;