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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE iETHBRIDOE HERAID Tueidny, October 5, 1971 _ ft City council candidates for Oct. 13 election _ ___ T dm iiie fAiiv nnrirrvpn- nnininns on nil mat.tcrs W For mayor: I For The Herald Is providing this epace free of charge to candi- dates for UK Oct. 13 civic elec- tion. Platform statements ap- pear largely as presented by the candidates and in their own words. BILL RAKER Bill Baker has lived in Lethbridge for 22 years and for the last 10 years has op- erated his own business. Ba- ker Appliances. He has been active in the Downtown Busi- nessmen's Association and is now president of that organi- zation. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sainis. is married and has five children. (CGA Mr. Baker feels that political issues have no place in a civic election and that a person's ex- perience and qualifications are the really important factors in choosing an alderman. He feels as a long-time resi- dent of Lethbridge with many years of business experience in jijtjt mi, his own operation, he is well sues which face future Leth- j qualified to work on city coun- bridge city 'councils. I feel that I jy for u-e benefit of all Letli- ANDY ANDERSON Andy Anderson has served on city council since 1964. four years as an alderman and the last three as mayor. A druggist in Lethbridge since 1934, he has owned and operated the Medical Dental Pharmacy for 23 years. He has been" active in numerous service groups and has served on the public school board for 14 years. (CGA There are several major is- j nlso, we must realize that in their day-to-day dealings, the last year 9.8 per cent of the total tax assess- ment, was received through in- dustry. Therefore I will strive to keep locating new industries, both large and small, within our city as tte present city council has assured Lelhbridfie sufficient land lor industry for the next five to 10 years. we must have priorities on the future developments and total expansion of our city, keeping our tax structure in mind. I am vitally interested in the well-being of all citizens of the city of Lethbridge, ovd would consider it a privilege to serve the public for another three- year term. businessmen and lawyers. ensure that city council keeps long-term human inter- ests above short-term profit in- terests. today's priorities assure tomor- row's prosperity. Those priori- ties are: west Lelhbridge develop- ment; support of planning recom- mendations to guarantee a fine city in which to live; support of educational, cul- tural and recreational pro- grams compatible with an equi- table tax structure; continuing liaison with se- nior levels of government; plans for long-range and immediate developments so that all have the opportunity for full employment; maintenance of a open- door policy so that any citizen who is concerned about any as- pect of civic government affairs may call at my office: active support for major development1; adjacent to the downtown area; active promotion of a youth centre, negotiating assis- tance for same with two senior levels of government; continuation of low-cost housing projects. bridge. Young-thinking people are necdcd'on city council and Bill Baker, young in thinking, can gel things done. GREGORY HALES Gregory Hales, 25, is an ele- mentary school teacher at Fleetwocd Bawden School. He is a member of the Leth- bridge Legion Savings and Credit Union supervisory committee. Mr. Hales active- ly participated in university affairs and government for four years and was the first editor of the student newspa- per, The Meliorist. (Indepen- dent I want to bridge the genera- tion gap. This city is split in two. There are those who mouth platitudes and who are married to last century's prior- ities; and those who think poli- tics is rotten and that nothing short of a revolution will effect improvement, so they cop out. Let's get together and things will sparkle. There arc those of us who know about money and jobs anil the value of secur- ity. The young are still idealis- tic they arc concerned about pollution, ugliness, and even old-fashioned prairie tolerance and friendliness. Let's keep I-cthbridgo from turning into a city of old folks and at the same lime give the kids something better to do ED BASTEUO Ed Bastedo has been in lo- cal business for over 20 years after teaching school for two years. He is a past vice- president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, past- president o! Green Acres Ki- wanis and has been on the board of directors for the YMCA and the Chamber of Commerce. He was also chairman of the Green Acres K i w a n i s crippled children committc. (Independent As a taxpayer, my aim is to keep the tax dollar in line for the citizens of Lethbridge and, as an alderman. I would seek to achieve this by offering my business experience. >3K CHICK nilCIIESTER Incumbent Chick Chi- chester was elected to city council in 19611. He has lived in Lethbridge for 26 years and is a former manager of Nikka Yuko Centennial Gar- dens as well as A former business manager for Oliver Chemical Ltd. He is married with no children and is in semi retirement. (CGA can- Council must update the Cen- ornl Plan and zoning bylaw im- mediately. It is seven years since the original was adopted and review should take place even- five years. Some firms cannot expand and create new jobs under ex- isting rules. I will dedicate my experience: three years mem- bership on the Municipal Plan- ning Commission and also on the Oldman River Regional Planning Comnu'ssion, to this urgent problem. Present bus service at nights must be re-scheduled. Retail workers, shoppers, young peo- ple and others who have no transportation to their homes are discriminated against. If re-elected. I will advocate changes in the present bus ser- vice. If re-elected, my untiring ef- forts will be directed to proper- ly controlled civic growth and to providing all citizens equally with the opportunity to live, work and play in the best pos- sible environment. TOM FERGUSON Mr. Ferguson served for 25 years as city clerk and city manager for Lethbridge, retiring in 1070. He is cur- rently manager of the Leth- bridge Country Club and is past president of the Kins- men Club and the Alberta Tuberculosis Association. He also served for three years as secretary of Rotary Club. He is married and has one daughter. (CGA candi- In federal and provincial poli- tics, candidates are expected to and do make outlandish prom- ises. Through the years, if all the promises made by elected and defeated candidates for civic office in Lethbridge had been earned out, we would be living in Utopia. The only platform I have to present is that I am offering 25 years of civic administration experience for the benefit of the city. I have no axe to grind; no In two years as alderman, I have learned there are no clear- cut black or white solutions to many issues and if re-elected, I will continue to ask probing questions to bring out informa- tion that will enable council to make sound and just decisions. I will continue to take a stand for citizens whom I feel are being dealt with unfairly. I will continue to vole for measures to ensure the quality of life in Lethbridge and that you receive value for monies spent. I will continue to investigate both sides of each issue before voting and last, but not least, will continue to stand up and be counted on contentious is- sues, popular or otherwise. I will continue to contribute my time and energies and there is no limit to what may be ac- complished if one doesn't care who gets the credit. The ostrich-like eland of the; has four children. Undcpen- prescnt council towards young dent candidate.) commit menl towards involvin commitment towants mvo.vmg them in meaningful make established. VAUGHAN HEMBROFF Mr. Hembroff. an alder- man since 19611. is a lawyer with the law firm of Virtue and Company. At 34, he is active in community service being president of the Leth- bridge Musical Theatre and past-president of the Y's Men's Club and Family 1 IlilVt. 11U LU gaum, ii" j.n-n fence to paint: no personal! YMCA. He has also served grudges to settle. I only want to do, with the help of the other members of council, what is best for Lethbridge. CAMS! BARNES Mr. Barnes, 4.1, lias lived in Lethbridge since and ha: owned and operated Camm's Shoes Ltd. here for 18 years, ile has been an ald- erman since and is past president of the Downtown Business m e n's Association, Slirinn Club and Kiwanis Club of Green Acres. Mr. names is married and has three children. (CGA TONY DI.MMK Tonv Dimnik, 20, is a fourth-year English major at the University of Lethbridge. He is active in several youth groups including the New- man Club and the Inter-faith Youth Group. He is internal vice-president of the Univer- sity Student Society and has two years experience on the Gcne'ral Faculties Council and the board of governors of the university. (Indepen- dent Rather than make any speci- fic proposals, I'll lie satisfied to suggest to you why you should seriously consider a stu- dent candidate. City council is a representa- tive democracy. It makes sense to have representatives from as many elements of the popula- (ion as possible. We need housc- i wives, farmers, businessmen, i workingmcn, professionals and students who can give input HAL HOFFMAN Hal Hoffman, 37, Ls naming for the first time for any civic position. He has been an automotives instructor at the Lethbridge Community College for seven years and has served on the executive committee of the faculty as- sociation there. He is also a past-director for the Alberta College Faculties Association. He is married and has three children. (CGA candidate.) As an aldermanic candidate, i I feel that: i good civic government de- manris representatives with a I diversity of backgrounds: council should promote di- rect public participation in im- portant civic issues; council decisions should re- flect a sense of community; sound financial manage- ment requires wise disburse- ment of tax dollars. as secretary-treasurer of the Lethbridge Bar Association. He is married with four chil- dren. (Independent can- I don't believe it is entirely possible or honest for an alder- mic candidate to moke "pro- portion of the tax-paying peo- ple of IjCthbridge, are ade- quately represented on city council. Too often decisions have been made by city coun- cil that have disregarded the wishes of, or the consequences to, the working lax-paying citi- zens who have been affected by those decisions. More concern has to be shown for the wishes of these citizens, I feel that I can represent adequately the working people of Lethbridge on city council. 1 will be responsible to and work for the betterment and best interests of all citizens if elected to city council. Any de- cisions or actions I make if elected to council will be made with the greatest regard for the wishes and interests of our citi- zens. opinions on all matters per- taining to council business. In this way, I will have constant contact with the people of Lcth- bridge and will get some very good advice and views regard- ing city business from such contacts. BILL KERGAN Bill Kergan, a native of served as a city administrator for 23 years before his retirement this year. His last position was di- rector of preventive social services, a post he held for five years. For nine years before" that, he was head ot the local welfare depart- ment. He has also been ac- tive in the Canadian Cancel- Society. (CGA candidate.) Having retired and with no outside interests, I have Uie time, interest and desire to! serve all citizens with sound judgement and common sense. I will seek: orderly development of the: West Side'and all other areas! of the city; continued low-cost public! housing programs; j adequate housing for all' senior citizens; continued consultation with the provincial government in the matter of educational costs; incentives to create more industry which creates more jobs; to hold the tax line where- ver and whenever possible; to listen and discuss any subject with any citizen; NAP MILROY A. "Nap" Milroy, 49, was born and raised in Leth- bridge. He worked for the City of Lethbridge parks de- partment for 17 years before becoming a representative of the Canadian Union of Pub- lic Employees for southern Alberta, which he has been since 1958. He has served in the Canadian army hi Can- ada and overseas. (Indepen- dent candidate.) I feel that the working peo- iDiecc any CILIZUH; i i i -to support the hospital j pie of Lethbndge should be i" i m auujjurL iiiu iiuoiJiuu r nor do I think that j ta thc efrort to navc tnc I represented on council, party politics of any type has a place in civic government. I believe that controlled eco- nomic growth is necessary to our continued prosperity but I am concerned that every tax dollar should earn full value. I also believe that the home- owner should not be burdened with the soaring cost of educa- tion. I will support only those programs that demonstrate thc possibility of achieving those ends. I also have a very strong be- lief that all citizens should have an opportunity to state their views and problems and I al- ways have. If I am re-elected, I witl continue to make myself available to any member of the public to listen to constructive criticisms and useful ideas as well as complaints. government decentralize in the' treatment of mental health. Host of the council mem- bers, w-hen elected, say they are not to anyone. LEO SINGER Leo t'lnger has been hi business for 40 years. He is president of the Lcthbridge Hebrew Congregation, vice- president of the chamber of commerce, past-president) of Kiwanis and past Lt.-Gov- ernor of Kiwanis District 8. He is also a member of the University of Lethbridge sen- ate and the Downtown Busi- nessmen's Association. Mr. Singer is married and has one daughter. (CGA candi- date.) Mr. Singer has watched the city grow from a population of 11.000 to His decision to offer his name to the voters of Lethbridge as an aldermanic representative is a result of his firm conviction that a young, dynamic city such as Leth- bridge must be both aggressive and progressive in planning for the future. Mr. Singer offers a wealth of experience in business manage- ment and organizational know- how. He feels that in the next three years of civic govern- ment we must investigate the economic opportunities of Leth- bridge and create new and bel- ter jobs and industries so that of Lethbridge will enj and lend their 1 to tile future growth and pros- perity of our city. Another important plank in Mr. Singer's platform is taxa- are noi responsiuie iu i---- I feel differently, as I want to i lion. He feels that every tax- be responsible to the citzens of j payer and citizen of Lethbndge Lethbridge for my actions and is entitled to Uie kind of civic government that will ensure each taxpayer value for their tax dollar. decisions if elected to council Also, I would want all inter- ested parties to give me their Local drama scene going fairly weW o o Phenomenal growth in all productions in the past three than The political process Ls just j development, of the West as important as its product. Side a most, important issue Working together, we will for the new council. Land de- achieve this. Hut we need good velnptrifrt and recovery of the MiiuL'iiio, can Smie of the basic points o! from their own experience and my phlUirm: i knowledge. Over-representation of any YKIU FERGUSON Vrra Ferguson has hern an alderman for two years and tie political process LS jusi i deveiopnieni 01 me vvesi m nuj is seeking rtvelretion as important as its product. Side a most, important issue one group is unhealthy. independent randidalc. She jiy ajm js i has lived in Lethhridge for facilitate 25 je.irs and has a practical 1 bus i n os s architecture. I a w. govern- ment and accounting. She is married and has two married children. (CGA flcnieve mix. nut Mini Minimi; .mil niuviiv MI HH: mi-iiium: j............ will rather than intemperance, j city's investment through land especially with young people, j business background in clear thinking rather than mud-j sales in this area is a must in The only people who know the died confusion, and dedication the near future, including in-' to principles rather than super-1 vesLmenl in ficial expediency-seeking. spent; _ workings of city government services already now are the people who come in direct contact with city hall DW1GIIT JENSEN1 nwight Jensen, 2.1, is a na- tive of Lethbridge now serv- ing as housing officer for thc University of Lethbridge. He is active in thc Kinsmen Club and is vice-president of the YMCA. Before returning to the city after university, he was head of the counselling department at Uie Forest Lawn School in Calgary. Mr. Jensen is married. (Independ- ent My basic platform consists of a total commitment to deal ef- fectively with the challenges fr.cing this city. A few arc: the problem of taxation is I'vcr-nrrscnt and must be dealt with in a skillful manner; controlled growth must be encouraged to offset the rising costs of services; the relationship between thc provincial and civic gov- ernments must be improved to overcome serious problems such as pollution, transnorla- tion and debt charges. This is (in extremely important area and must be taken as one of thc immediate priorities of a new council. STEVE KOTCII Steve Kotch, 28. has been an alderman since He is president of Northern Bus areas of drama in Alberta, or j advances in some areas, pos- i sibly at thc expense of others? I Walter Kaasa, director of ad- ministration, cultural develop- ment branch, department J cultural affairs for the prov- ince, is quoted in a Canadian Commerce. He is also chair- man and general manager of Canadian Trailways and a member of the Kiwanis Club. Mr. Kotch is married and has three children (CGA can- didate.) versities and amateur commu- nity groups as well as the pro- fessional theatre. Some people on Hie local scene fed the comments may have been too all encompass- ing. Their comments arc pcr- h-.ps best summed up by Dick years, but will not do so this year, giving a lack of time and discouragement with the un- availability of rehearsal time at thc Yates Memorial Centre as the major reasons. Dr. Tyson says he has not lost interest in Lethbridge dra- ma, but he won't direct the Players this year. The university now has a de- partment of drama, headed by- Professor David Spinks, but Prof. Spinks has said he has no immediate plans for a pro- duction, preferring to let the situation evolve according to the needs of his students, who are just nicely into their first semester. As Mr. Mells puts it. the "P groups thai arc functioning arc (Mr Kotch hr.d not submitted .Mells, the city's superintendent [U but be- culture, who ML nnrlici.lar circum- a platform statement to The Herald by press deadline.) NOltM I.ECI.AIRK Norm Leclaire, 36, is busi- ness representative for the Canadian Food and Allied Workers Union in Leth- bridge. lie is a past officer of the Ijethhridge. and Dis- trict Labor Council and has of recreation and culture, who j particular circum- clairns it is difficult to gener-: st'..rlceSi some arc not currently alize about drama. j active. He points out that while pro- j Canadian Press article fc.'-sional theatre in the prov-, {r c n n j s says the ince's two larger cities may be considered to IK doing well, community theatre does not ap- be making similar j growth of theatre in Alberta is closely tied with the hcaiin of amateur theatre, pear to be making similar I nol only in ma. gains. cities but also in thc small- Community theatre often de-, sucn as Lethbridge, pends on the presence within Mcrfjcjnc Hat and Red Deer." the community of a person to assume responsibility for or- ganization and directing plays; without them it simply folds up, he said. Calgary, for example, had several groups a few years ago; now it has none. He sug- gested professional theatre may -t ,Mi: have "taken the sting" out of, of the Canadian Ski Patrol Sys- commnnily amateur theatre. 1cm will hold a special meel- He. added that while the uni- ing in room 112 of the Kate An- vor.-.itifs. high schools and pro- drcws Building at tonight, fcssional groups appear to be Ski Patrol special meet The Southern Alberta Zone doing well, there is no place in thc cities for adults who arc not in school and who arc not professionals. The local drama scene, he said, has "gone fairly well" al- though the Coaldalc Little Thc- nlre has not produced a play in recent years and neither has served on the Lclhbridj'.e the Our Town group headed by Economic Development Com- Fred and ,Ioy Prilchard. mission. He also served for Also going through a dormant 11 years as an RCMP officer, period are the University Play- Mr. Lcclairo is married nnd crs. Dr. Brian Tyson directed Purpose of the meeting will he to meet with persons inter- ested in joining or learnins about the CSI'S. The Canadian Ski Patrol Sys- tem is a completely voluntary, non profit, organization. Thc patrol's membership l-> trained in first aid and emer- gency evacuation proccd u r e s and function at the ski area to provide a safe means for re- moving injured skiers from the slope and treating injuries until a doctor is available. ;