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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta District The LetKbridge Herald Local News Second Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, October 7, 1974 Pages 11-20 Pro hockey arrives An all-time record crowd of hockey fans Sunday night jammed the new million Sportsplex to cheer the hometown Broncos to a 5-1 victory over the Regina Pats and welcome a new era of professional sport to Lethbridge. The attendance of was well above the 1948 record gate when people watched the Native Sons vie with Port Arthur for the Memorial Cup in. the Arena. The Broncos, coached by Earl Ingarfield and managed by Bill Burton, took an early lead after Mayor Andy Anderson officially dropped the first puck. Plaques commemorating the event were dis- tributed to the players. Photos by Walter Kerber U of L senate tables report urging change A University of Lethbridge senate meeting will be held sometime in November to dis- cuss a report that recommends a restructuring of that body. The senate at its Saturday meeting voted to table the report because senators had not had sufficient time to review the document. A date for the November meeting was not immediately set. The report, which was put together by a five person committee studying the role of the senate, recommends changes in the structure of the senate to get it more involved in university affairs Committee chairman, Maurice Mitchell told the meeting his report lists objec- tives, duties and composition of senate committees as well Kotch flayed for "campaign junket' Alderman Steve Kotch is us- ing public money to cam- paign, says another council candidate. "Why did he go on this trip right now just before the elec- said candidate Roger Rickwood. Aid. Kotch and Dennis O'Connell, business develop- ment director for the city, left Lethbridge Thursday for Van- couver, Edmonton, Montreal and Ottawa to push for a bigger airport for the city. They planned to see Air Canada and Ministry of Tran- sports officials to try to get a Nursing orderlies press for act The Alberta Nursing Orderlies Association will be pressing the government to introduce a Nursing Orderlies Act during the next year, the association's new president said today. Carl Pickles of Lethbridge said the act would mean all nursing orderlies in the province would have to be licenced. Each orderly applying for a licence would have to meet United Way on its way Did you know Twenty-five St. John Ambulance volunteers gave hours of free ser- vice in Lethbridge last year? Support St. John Ambulance through the United Way. 1974 campaign remits to date: Professtional................ National Selected Local Education Civic Provincial Federal employees.......... Banks Real estate Agency staff UW Total Previous Objective 50.000 United the association's standards. The objective of the associa- tion is to upgrade orderlies" standards and educational level, he said. He said he was disappointed with Heatlh Minister Neil Crawford's speech to the association's annual meeting in Red Deer last week. Mr. Pickles said the minister did not mention the progress of developing nurs- ing orderly legislation although Mr. Crawford has been approached. larger airport and east west air service through Lethbridge by 1978. Besides criticizing the trip as a campaign gimmick, Mr. Rickwood was also critical of the approach Aid. Kotch is taking on the airport promotion. He should be seeing the minister or deputy minister, said Mr. Rickwood. There should be a stronger delegation of representatives from the area, including Mr. Ken Hurlburt and senators from this area, he said. "One little alderman flying in an aircraft and meeting a couple of junior officials isn't going to accomplish anything. "Aid. Kotch is saying it will take until 1978. That's too long." "We can't wait another four years while be works his way up the ladder." City officials to meet chairman of Air Canada Two Lethbridge officials expect to meet Yves Pratt, chairman of the board of directors of Air Canada, in Montreal today to discuss improved air service for this city. g Aid. Steve Kotch and Dennis O'Connell, director of business development, arrived in Montreal Sunday after talking air service with people in Vancouver and Edmonton last week. g Accompanying the two is Don Brownie, consultant g from LaBorde Simate. a g firm which prepared a report more than a year ago g: recommending upgrading the city's airport. In a. telephone call from Montreal today. MJ Kotch g reported the update on the LaBorde Simate report was g received with enthusiasm in Vancouver by Duncan g Laing. western vice president of Air Canada. It was I g also favorably received by ministry of transport of- S: ficials in Edmonton. :j g Following the meeting in Montreal today, the party g goes to Ottawa for two days of negotiations with the g Canadian Transport Commission, the Air Transport 5 g Committee and the ministry of transport. g "We're optimistic that our target date of September, g 1978. will be accepted by both Air Canada and the g ministry of transport." Mr. Kotch said. "This would g include a new terminal for Lethbridge. upgraded 3 g runways to accommodate larger aircraft. may pass tonight An amendment which will put some teeth into the bylaw designed to curb heavy vehi- cle traffic on roads that aren't designated truck routes may be considered by city council tonight. Council is being asked in a submission from City Solicitor John Hammond to approve two minor word changes in the amendment and then con- sider giving it third and final reading. If passed, the amendment will mean that trucks will have to take the shortest route from delivery or pick up points back to designated track routes. They will not be able to travel the full length of 5th or 9th Avenues N. from the river bottom to the industrial park or construction areas. as concerns that should be kept in mind by the senate. He added the individual senators should "stand on their own feet" and supply the leadership of committees instead of relying on leadership supplied by the un- iversity chancellor and president One of the reports major recommendations is that U of L President William Beckel be taken off some of the com- mittees to give him more time for other duties He would be able to act in a resource capacity for the committees. There was minimal discus- sion on the report, but one senator from the rural area said some senators do not want to become more involv- ed in the university. The senators from rural areas have a long way to travel and they view their role as being a link between the un- iversity and the community they represent, he said. Mr. Mitchell said the rural senators could keep function- ing in that role but on a task force or committee that would aim at certain objectives relating to the university in rural areas. University Chancellor Dr. James Oshiro said because of distance some senators have to travel, and time they have to contribute to the un- iversity, the "energies available are sometimes very limited." Mr. Mitchell said he was aware of this but by listing the objectives of each committee the senate's time could be spent more wisely. If a task force was given a broad objec- tive, or needed much time to devote to the investigation of a problem, the senate would appoint only people who could contribute such time to that force. The report was received by the senators fairly favorably but it was a unanimous deci- sion that it should be dealt with in detail in November. Candidates'downplaying party A candidate for council in the Oct. 16 civic election says two other can- didates are deliberately down play- ing their affiliations with the New Democratic Party to win votes. Naming Bob Tarleck and Hal Hoffman, candidate Dirk Johnston, who is director of the Lethbridge East Provincial Progressive Conservative Constituency Association, said attempts by the two to dissociate themselves from the NDP for the purposes of this ejection smacked of opportunism. "We have to be consistent and not members of organizations at our said Mr. Johnston. The charge was immediately labelled ridiculous by both Mr Tarleck and Mr Hoffman. "I'm certainly not denying I'm on the NDP, and many people know I said Mr. Tarleck. "But I am denying I'm running (for civic office) as an NDP can- didate or that I'm getting any sup- port from the NDPT ne said. "Partisan politics is not that rele- vant an issae hi civic elections, and that's why I'm making it dear I'm running as an independent "Any attempt to make it a par- tisan election is just a bogus Mr. Tarleck said. "There are many Liberals, PC's and Socreds working on my cam- paign and many of these people would not be working for me if I was running as an NDP candidate. "I don't think there's really anything in my platform that someone from any other party couldn't support." Mr. Hoffman termed the charge "absolute hogwash." "Someone's trying to make an issue because they haven't got the brains to make real he said. "If youl! pardon the pun, I'd say it's nothing bat a red herring. "I was an NDP candidate in a federal election and I'm sure everyone knows he said. "I'm running in this election as an independent people don't want partisan politics at the local level. I don't really want to make an issue of it" Both candidates did, however, take issue with a statement in August by incumbent Aid Steve Kotch that he saw no reason why he couldn't hold down an alderman's post and run for a seat m the provin- cial legislature too. "He must be Canada's only truly capitalist politician I'm sore he thinks if one office is good, two is said Mr Hoffman "People have enough trouble try- ing to hang onto a job and do council business too City council involves very time consuming responsibilities, said Mr Tarleck "I'm very surprised Mr Kotch could even consider holding a posi- tion on council and on the provincial legislature simultaneously "The demands of the provincial legislature would make it impossi- ble for him to adequately represent the citizens of Lethbridge." ;