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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Lack of full-time campaign chief hurting United Way By JIM LOZERON HeraM Staff Writer The Lethbridge United Way in its final has faced a number of reldom but which have a direct bear- ing on the success of this year's campaign. While it is too early to analyse their with the campaign at and shooting for these factors have not says United Way executive direc- tor Al wlio is confident the drive should bring at least One of the says Mr. Purvis is the lack this year of a full-time campaign chairman. In the past the job was basically a one man says Mr. Purvis. The cam- paign chairman last year took two months off from his job to work on the campaign during the two biggest months during September and October. However this year the plan was to distribute the work with the campaign chairman heading and work- ing closely with a six member campaign com- mittee. A proposal was made to the United Way board of directors in February to start looking for a campaign chairman that would begin working in April. But after approaching 10 or IS United Way was un- able to get a campaign chair- man. the basis of this approach many people felt there was too much work in- with the exception of Cleve Hill who agreed to take it under the condition he would act as honorary chair- said Mr. Purvis. did a good job with the responsibility he took which was doing the public relations said Mr. Purvis. took time to attend report meetings and give can- vassers a few words of en- and he took time to personally canvass a number of employer Mr. Hill was not a full time campaign chair- nor were these the con- ditions of the agreement. He couldn't afford the time to do a large amount of people type organizational work. He wasn't responsible for recruiting canvassers and didn't have time available to follow up on says the executive director. A full time chairman would have been able to talk to management in the schools and other large payroll says Mr. recruiting inside canvassers who would contact the employees for their possibly recruiting canvassers as early as April or May. It is difficult to recruit volunteers in the schools dur- ing September because the schools are so he says. Mr. Purvis says a personal canvass would have better results because is not as hard to say no to a letter as it is to a Payroll deductions from the schools are down this 'year compared with a year ago. The lack of a campaign chairman placed more work in the hands of the executive director and other members of United Way. the lack of a function- ing campaign chairman much of the recruiting and follow up fell to the executive director who in trying to keep up with other duties wasn't able to fulfill the duties of the cam- paign chairman as they would ideally have been per- says Mr. Purvis. Mr. Purvis says the support of the United Way board of directors has not been en- couraging. Six of the 15 member board have showed an interest in the campaign and functioned saft Mr. Purvto. ones win didn't func- tion didn't show up at the kick off luncheon or board during the cam- says Mr. Purvis. Three board meetings were held during the he says and at two of them there were seven board members enough for a quorum. Report luncheons were held each day during the week of Oct.' when misiness can- vassers reported on the progress of their canvassing. Three board members were the moat attending any one report he says. think it gives canvassers a fair amount of encourage- ment if the board members express to them how impor- tant their jobs are to the success of the says Mr. Purvis. Thirty five kits were delivered to self canvassing firms in the city. same six people par- ticipated in delivery as atttended he says. board only half of the board members participate actively in the campaign it puts an undue strain on par- ticipating members of the board and frequently there will be more jobs to be done than there are people to do says Mr. Purvis. WILL NEARLY HIT TARGET IF With the Lethbridge United Way campaign entering its ninth week Monday and returns dropping below last year's figures for the first United Way executive director Al Purvis feels the campaign is in danger of not hitting its unofficial target. The total stands at about less than was collected during eight weeks one year and latest returns are slow to come in. expect we will get but I am worried about getting the extra says Mr. Pur- vis. United Way raised last year but has aimed for a seven per cent increase it needs to meet the allotments to 14 member agencies and the Canadian Red Cross. get real concerned when we get this late in the campaign and this amount of money is out- standing because the longer the campaign goes the more difficult it is to get says Mr. Purvis. can say with some qualification United Way is in danger of not receiving unless can- vassers complete their calls this he says. And unless other parts of the drive unfinished are completed by the end of this he adds. Twenty eight canvassers with five calls to a kit have yet to turn their kits into United Way. some cases contact has never been made to businesses by these said Mr. Pur- vis. The calls not reported are a mixture of payroll deductions and business contributions in the downtown area that could bring United Way about based on last year's figures. If the same amount is collected it would bring the United Way total to about The United Way board of directors is con- tacting these canvassers asking them to turn in their kits and are contacting 30 who last .year gave or more in firm and employee con- tributions asking them to send their donations in. United Way had planned on using 180 can- District The Lethbridge Herald vassers during its business canvass but was able to recruit only 167. In addition to the 28 who have not one-third of the remainder turned in their kits with one to two calls not says Mr. Purvis. The majority of the 58 calls remaining here are small business donations. A follow up of this canvass could bring United Way between and he and could raise the total to about And an estimated is still to come from major payroll which last year gave or more. These the the un- and large businesses do a self-canvass. Mr. Purvis hopes these-payroll centres send in their contributions by the end of the month. United Way officials will contact these payroll centres which have not yet sent in their con- tributions. If the is received then United Way could be only short of the figure it hoped to reach this year. Local news Second Section November 1973 Pages 13 26 Old man ice flows It may look like a scene from Baffin but the weatherman is not expecting that Southern Alberta will duplicate northern temperatures. The high today is expected to reach 35 with a low tonight of 10 to 20 above. A low pressure system moving into B.C. will bring a slow warming trend to the with highs Wednesday forecast in the 30-35 range. Housing calls top list Information service catching on Information Lethbridge is toing a booming business. The information centre's statistical report for October ihowsMt handled 547 general nfonhation requests that 119 more than its im- .ial month of operations in September. In addition the Yates Centre rffice handled 153 landlord ind tenant calls while Steve Landlord and Tenant Advisory Board chairman another 3ft Nine landlord-tenant 'com- plaints were received and successfully solved through the office without being taken before the advisory In- formation Lethbridge super- visor Kay Jensen said. Two formal grievances were filed with one being settled prior to the hearing and. the other at the he said. Some 82 106 anrf contacted either Mr. Wild or Information Lethbridge concerning landlord tenant relations. The statistics show 42 calls were received concerning 32 concerning security 19 on rent arrears and 15 on damages. The largest category of in- formation calls received by Mr. Jensen's office concerned housing low public and senior citizens. There were 104 in thnu Information on social ser- vices was the next most en- quired about area with 67 calls received. The information centre is currently hard at work com- piling an updated and more extensive community services directory. Commenting on the statistical Mr. Jensen said the informatioan service is catching on and becoming hot tar knnwn avArv riau Keep rapeseed open farmers tell meetings By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer TABER Strong opposition to government control of rapeseed marketing was voiced by producers Monday in Claresholm and Taber. The Southern Alberta sponsored by the Alberta Department of were to continue in Warner this afternoon and in the Exhibition Pavilion in Lethbridge at tonight. They are designed to provide fanners with information about whether Canadian wheat board control of rapeseed marketing should be instituted or a continuing of the open market system should be retained. Producers will decide the matter from Dec. 3 to Dec. 14 through mailed out ballots. Marvin regional economist for the department of said 22 producers in Claresholm voted unanimously for the open market system of marketing turning away suggestions that government control of their oilseed crop would benefit them. Only nine producers turned up at the Taber meeting in the face of heavy fog throughout the district. Only one man was in favor of some form of market board control for rapeseed. All others favored retention of the open market system. To present the case for continuing with an open market approach to rapeseed Dale Durksen of a representative of Continental Grain a world wide grain handling company and Bob vice president in charge of raw materials for Western Canadian Seed Processors Ltd. in were available for a question and answer period. Control side taped Because the department of agriculture couldn't find a representative of the proponents of government control to appear at the producer a video tape program explain- ing the open market and the government control sides was played at the meeting. In the Reuben a former Alberta Wheat Pool public relations employee interviewed wheat pool presi- dent Gordon Harrold. Four main points were explained favoring government control. Mr. Harrold said if rapeseed was sold through the Cana- dian wheat there would be a pooling of prices. All farmers would receive exactly the same amount for the same grade rapeseed. He said this would eliminate any guesswork on the part of the farmer under the present open market now has the opportunity to sell his crop at any time at a price he can select by waiting for fluctuations on the world market. Mr. Harrold also said government control would mean ac- tual stocks of the crop would be facilitating better crop management. Quantities of rapeseed carried over to future crop years could be controlled. Mr. Harrold then said farmers would be guaranteed a price under government control that would allow them a better oppor- tunity to plan their farm operations. 'Better handling9 And with only one seller of Canada's system of grain handling and transportation facilities would be better used. Mr. Simmons said a major reason farmers should vote against government control is the uncertainty of the proposed system. He said farmers are voting on something not even in the planning stage yet. As a representative of Western Canadian Seed the largest of four rapeseed crushing plants in Western Mr. Simmons said handling rapeseed through the wheat board is only adding another cost which would fall on the farmer's shoulders. In he government control would force the rapeseed crushing industry into Eastern Canada or into other countries because of economics of processing due to the pricing structure created by the wheat board. He said export buyers of Western Canadian Seed Processors including Japan and want the open market system continued. They have indicated if government control is brought they will turn to other oilseed crops where there is an open marketing system. This is possible although Canada is the largest exporter of its production accounts for onlv one ner cent of world oil But the main argument in favor of retention of an open marketing system was the farmer's freedom to make his own choice. Mr Simmons said if a farmer makes a that mis- take only affects him. If the wheat board makes a it affects all rapeseed growers. Irrigation study under way in 'Hat district Alberta Department of Agriculture officials are investigating the possibility of opening up about acres of farmland to irrigation in the Medicine Hat district. Agriculture officials and members of the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce were scheduled to fly over the area today northwest of Medicine Hat. Jay director of the Alberta irrigation division with headquarters in said Monday the flight the area will be taken simply to take a look at the potential for irrigation ex- pansion. He said the flight would be part of some preliminary previews the department of agriculture is taking on work started in 1925 on the Redcliffe-Ronolane Irrigation Project. Mr. Purnell said the Redcliff-Ronolane project had second priority to other pro- jects in Alberta. He said he feels the money which would be required for the Medicine Hat area could be better spent making more efficient use of land within present irrigation systems which is now being farmed without the application of water. Mr. Purnell said the irriga- tion division is now con- solidating figures to show the number of acres presently us- ing water and the number of acres which potentially could be irrigated. He said the drought con- ditions which caused yields throughout Southern Alberta to drop below normal would encourage the expansion of irrigation in the south. Indicative of the expansion possibilities is a pilot irriga- tion project started last summer on the Blood Indian he said. Selection committee still silent on Beckel Has Dr. Bill Beckel been offered and accepted another term as president of the University of Dr. Beckel and Dr. Neil chairman of the board of governors and the board's presidential selection both refused to comment on the matter Tuesday. can't said Dr. just not able to comment on the proceedings of the committee until it reports to the Asked if there were any other candidates for the Dr. Holmes again refused comment. Dr. Beckel said he could not say whether or not the com- mittee had made or he had accepted an offer. haven't had any informa- tion that's public at all from the selection he said. student newspaper reports that an offer had been made and he had promised the com- mittee an answer by the end of November. Ensemble plans recital Performances by students and members of the Universi- ty of Lethbridge wind ensem- ble will highlight the two final programs in the university's series of noon recitals Thurs- day and Dec. 6 in room E 690 of the Academic Residence building. The wind con- sisting of 22 wind and percus- sion will give a con- cert at p.m. Thursday. The last recital of the noon- hour series will feature a variety of performances by participants in U of L studio ;