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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta GOING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS? Book now and avoid disappointment For further details and reservations contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 328-3201 or 328-8104 The letttbfidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, October 2, 1971 PAGES 17 TO 32 II In a GREAT DAY to I SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITt (Specittl Pricci on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drivo Ph. 328-7751 Bumper sugar year The hardest of southern Al- berta's acre sugar beet crop is back in full swing after .27 of an inch of precipitation hailed the process Thursday. A record crop of tons is expected this year, said Dwight W. Purdy, general man- ager of Canadian Sugar tories LU1. Increased acreage and an ex- cellent growing season should push the 1971 harvest tons above a below average 1970 crop, he said. The 1971 harvest started Sept. 20 on a controlled basis and HI far Ions of beets have been delivered to the process- ing plants in Taber and Pic- ture Butte. Mr. Purdy said Canadian Su- gar Factories expects to pro- duce 150 million pounds of su- gar from the 1971 crop and to keep its plants in operation un- til Christmas. The harvest nor- mally runs until the end of Oc- tober. Canadian Sugar Factories has contracts with about growers. Carpenters convention The 20th annual Alberta Provincial Council of Carpen- ters convention will be held in Lethbridge Oct. 26 to 28. Carpenter's union repre- sentatives from throughout the province and some from Brit- ish Columbia and Saskatch- ewan will attend. They will discuss a wide range of problems facing the union in Alberta. The provincial convention has not been held in Lethbridge since 1957. SHOPLIFTING IS BIG BUSINESS Billions of dollars worth of merchandise are shoplifted by customers and stolen by store employees every year in Canada and the U.S. Herald staff writer Jim Maybie poses in the news- room with part of the worth of loot he boosted from four city stores in 514 hours this week. For details on how this most costly crime it escalating, read the Business Talk column on Page 25 in today's Herald. Three deaths Deaths resulting from traf- fic accidents have spiralled in Lethbridge during the first nine months of the year. To date, three traffic fatalities have been recorded compared with none for all of 1970. BLAIR EXCAVATING -JC Septic Tanks Sold Delivered and Installed Water Line Trenching Basements Dug Phone 327-4058 The Partners of Williams, Tanner, Bell, Gerla and Co. and Thorne, Gunn, Helliwell and Christenson announce the merger of their practises as of Oct. 1, 1971, to be carried on under the name of Thorne, Gunn, Helliwell Christenson Dismal employment picture facing construction workers Issue is ''conditions7 Teachers apply for strike vote Construction w o r k e r s southern Alberta face "a bleak and dismal says a Lethbridge union leader. R. A. Berlando, secretary- treasurer of the Alberta Pro- vincial Council of Carpenters, lid an earlier than expect- ed layoff at three major con- struction, sites in the area should add more than em un- employed men to the labor market. Layoffs at Oie west campus of the University of Lethbridge, a water and sewer construction area in West Lethbridge, and the completion of a Shell Oil processing plant expansion near Pincher Creek within the next two weeks will throw the men off work. Lethbridge Window Cleaners "20 Years of Service" PHONE 327-4037 CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS S 207 Canada Trust Bldg. Phone 327-8511 With offices in centres across Canada ARt DI1TR1CH DENTURE CLINIC C.rlifkd Oenlol Meehahie MBlropoUtmv Bids. JM-40M HOMES 25th Street and 12th Avenue North FIVE FLOOR PLANS 15 STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM Three bedroom homes varying from square feet to square feet, bath and a half, sliding patio doors. STANDARD FEATURES AT NO EXTRA COST Double stainless sleel sinks Rolled formica counter Oak kitchen cabined Stove hood exhaust fan Frost-free refigerator two door, 13 cu. ft. 40 ounce nylon shag car- pet throughout (except kit- chen and bathroom) Va in, foam underlay. FEATURES Low Low Down Payments 30 inch electric rnm'C Milk chute Gravel driveway Full bnscmcnt Mocaic tile in bathroom to shower head Dryer cable All legal fees One years' fire insurance Poured concrete sidewalks One year warranty SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENTS Domco lino in kitchen and bolhroom Double medicine cabinet Razor outlet in balhroom Shower Vanity 400 gallon hofwator tank Humidifier Exterior Car plugs in insulation COLLEGE MALL LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA PHONE 328-3331 SHOW HOME 328-5382 "The situation looks he said. "There is no other big construction project in sight to take up the slack." He said a number of smaller construction projects planned for Lethbridge will help ease the load a little but added, "It won't be significant." Looking to the northern part of Alberta, Mr. Berlando said a number of large scale con- struction projects near Red Deer and in an area north of Edmonton are either under way or planned for the winter. Halloween candies The Lakeview Lions Club Is sponsoring its annual Hallo- ween Candy Drive Oct. 4, 5, 6. The candy will sell at Sl.OO per one and half-pound bag. Proceeds will go for commu- nity betterment projects. The Lions Club asks residents to leave their outside lights on for the door to door canvassers. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 However, workers in north- ern cities will readily absorb those jobs. He anticipates that some Lethbridge area workers will also be directed north to work. About 25 city carpenters have been cleared by the union to the northern jobs and more are expected to leave as the de- mand for skilled workers in- creases. But due to the heavy labor force already existent in those regions the number of district workers employed there will not do much to ease heavy un- employment here, he said. He reiterated: "The situa- tion looks very grim." Teachers in rural dislricts ofj southern Alberta have voted overwhelmingly in favor of strike action to back demands in their contract dispute with the Southern Alberta School Authorities Association. F. J. Ackcrman, representa- tive of the Alberta Teachers Association, will make immedi- ate application fo the board of industrial relations to hold a supervised strike vote as soon as possible. The decision was reached after five meetings held Wed- nesday, Thursday and Friday when teachers in the disputed area voted 88.7 per cent in favor of the application for strike action. Working in an area of square miles, 897 teachers voted in favor of the applica- tion with 114 voting against the move. A total of 72 per cent of j the eligible teachers voted. Mr. Ackerman said, "The vote shows graphically the av- erage classroom teacher's atti- tude toward the importance of consultation rights, work- ing conditions and salaries. "It also indicates the unao ceptability of the trustees' posi- tion on these items." The segments involved in the Wednesday meeting at Pincher Creek were the Pincher Creek division, Pincher Creek Roman Catholic Separate School Dis- trict, Crowsnest Pass and Cardston. At Claresholm, the Willow Creek division and Comity of Vulcan teachers voted. Thursday, in Lethbridge, the County of Lethbridge, County of Warner, Cardston division, Barons Consolidated division, Picture Bude separate school and Coaldale separate school teachers voted. Friday, in Brooks, the division and County of Newell teachers voted. In Taber, the Taber division and Taber sep- arate school and Bow Island separate school teachers voted. Mr. Ackerman was quoted Friday as not knowing how long it will take for the board to set a date for the strike vote, indicating it could take several weeks. The main issue in the year- old dispute is working condi- tions. The union is asking that the school hoard consult with! teachers on the day-to-day op-; erations of the schools, not forj the power to run the schools, j Also on the list, is a salary increase of six to seven per cent a year fin1 a i con- tract. Huss Purdy, chairman of regional sub-com- miltuc, said all leathers will work up to th'j lime a strike ift called, if one is called. "Any chance of a settlement will be pursued by the ATA agent and the negotiating com- mittee.'1 Psych beds ready The 21 bed psychiatric unit !y for care and at the Lethbridge Municipal wcrk is expected to be corn- Hospital now is officially estab- in k, 0, weeks on lished. AH 21 beds on the second floor wing are available strict- Indian conference The Public Service Alliance of Canada will hold its Alberta Indian Education convention in Lethbridge Oct. 7 and 8. PSAC teachers from through- out the province and represen- tatives from Ottawa will dis- cuss Indian education in all its aspects at the covention. During the convention repre- sentatives will also discuss working conditions, salaries. benefits and other questions they have. in the psychiatric day room, ther- apy rooms and dining room, Administrator Andy Andrea- clink said Friday. Renovations have increased the hospital's bed capacity by 15 so it now has 207 I psychiatric beds, obstetrical I (an increase of 77 surgi- cal, GG medical, 2-1 pediatrics. Eight of tie 73 medical beds were previously used for psy- chiatric care. The extra space for 15 new beds was real- ized by reducing the number of hospital bassinets from 58 to 28. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BIDS. PHONE 327-2822 MOVING? see u? for fast, expert PHOTO Anglo Distributors Stereo Photographic Centre 419 5th Street South Phone 328-6922 OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES RE-ELECT V! FERGUSON AN ALDERMAN WITH THE COURAGE TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED! 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