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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 40-45. VOL. LX1V No. 257 V llh m Wr >f i< fc f 4V its Si. i 5Ja :BM 'xfc yl aft THIRD TERM Mayor Andy Anderson was returned to office by a substantial majority in Wednesday's civic election. The final count wos for Mayor Anderson and for chal- lenger Greg Hales. First elected to city council in 1964, Mr. Anderson, a drugstore operator, took over as mayor in 1968. Christmas bag likely to be mixed TORONTO (CP) Economic analysts sec a mix- ed Christmas bag for unemployment and continued inflation along with some real growth. However, all forecasters note that developments in Canada will depend on policies adopted by the Uni- ted States. An economic analysis by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce said business trends seemed to as- sure "a firm upward trend" until the U.S. instituted a scries of economic controls. The main problem for Canada in the U.S. package was tariff increases. An analysis of the fourth-quarter outlook in Bab- son's Reports, an investors' newsletter, says the strong upsurge in consumer spending seems to be maintain- ing ils momentum. "The fourth quarter is, of course, tlw most impor- tant one for retailers and manufacturers of consumer products and we believe this year's Christmas selling season will not bo Babson's says. The Commerce analysis predicts the economy "will probably continue to strengthen hi a moderate way but the rale of growth in employment opportunities will not be as rapid as anticipated earlier." The bank study says unemployment may remain close lo the seasonally-adjusted average for the first hair. The Lethbridge Herald if LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES Meet Lethbridge's new city council members TOMMY FERGUSON VE11A FERGUSON BILL KERGAN CHICK CHICIIESTEIt VAUGIIAN IIEMBROFF CAMJI BARNES Tom Ferguson tops aldermanic polls Anderson all the way Unemployment rate shoots up OTTAWA (CP) Tlie num- ber of jobless declined to an estimated in September from in August, Statis- tics Canada reported today. But the underlying trend of unem- ployment was up dramatically. There were unem- ployed in September last year. The statistics bureau reported that the number of unemployed last month was five per cent of the labor force of 8.62 million. This was down from 5.1 per cent in August, but compared with an unemployment rate of 4.7 per cent in September last year. However, on a seasonally-ad- justed figures that have been adjusted by the stat- isticians to show the underlying trend, apart from the effects of seasonal influences on working conditions in un- employment rate last month shot up to 7.1 per cent, the high- est since 1961. It was 6.8 per cent in September last year. Regionally, the unadjusted un- employment rate improved to the Atlantic provinces, Ontario, and the Prairies, but worsened in Quebec, rising to 6.8 per cent of toe labor force from 6.7 per cent in August, and in British Columbia, rising to 5.5 per cent from 5.4. DEMANDS ACTION Meanwhile, Opposition Lead- er Robert Stanfield today de- manded immediate govern- ment emergency action to com- bat unemployment, including a new budget with income tax cuts. He said in a statement there should also be an immediate federal provincial meeting to co-ordinate job programs for the coming winter. The federal sales tax on building materials should be eliminated to stimu- late the construction industry. David Lewis, NDP leader, called today for a huge pro- gram of necessary social works such as housing and urban transportation to combat un- employment. By RICHARD BURKE Staff Writer Mayor Andy Anderson was returned lo office for a three-year term when he de- feated challenger Gregory Hales by a wide margin in Wednesday's civic elections. Unofficial returns showed Mayor Anderson with votes compared with for Mr. Hales, a city school teacher. Based on the total mayoralty votes, approximately 47 per cent of the registered voters turned out. At the last civic election in 1969 only 33 per cent of the electorate voted. PHENOMENAL PROGRESS Mayor Anderson, comment- ing on the three years that face the new city council, said West Lethbridge development should be given top priority. He add- ed, however, the city has pro- vided for adequate expansion in the southeast and northeast sections to give people a choice of locations in which to live. He said the city has made "phenomenal progress" in the last few years and the future economy of the city looks bright assuring a high level of employment and prosperity. As a means of enhancing the quality of life in Lethbridge, Mayor Anderson said an em- No mood for change at Alberta polls Pincher strikers told to return CALGARY (CP) The Board of Industrial Relations has ordered striking electri- cians at a Pincher Creek gas plant back to work on the grounds that their strike is il- legal. Pincher Creek is 60 miles southwest of Lethbridge. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 254, went on strike Oct. 6 when they refused to work on a wiring project at the Shell gas plant. Court officials said Wednes- day it is the first time such an order has been made hi the Calgary area under the labor act. Previously, strikers were ordered back to work by court injunctions. By JOHN DODD Canadian Press Staff Writer Voters in Alberta cities were in no mood for a change Wed- nesday. They quickly returned1 to of- fice all except one of the in- cumbent city mayors who sought re-election and rejected only a handful of the incum- bent aldermen running for new terms. THE WINNERS The winners in the chic elec- tions across Alberta included: Dent of Edmonton, 47, re-elected to a second term as mayor, former president of the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities. Sykes of Calgary, re- elected to a second term, one of the most controversial mayors in the city's history. Veiner, 67, re-elect- ed to start his 20th year as mayor of Medicine Hat, longest term in the city's history. E. Barrett, 67, re-elect- ed to a fourth term as mayor of Red Deer on a platform that stressed continuation of the same type of government Anderson, mayor of Lethbridge since 1908, returned by a large majority over 25- year-o 1 d school teacher Greg Hales. Mas-ors were returned by ac- clamation in three of the nine Alberta cities: E. A. Toshach in Drumheller, Elmer Borstad in Grande Frame and Rudy Swanson in Camrose. The only upset in urban vot- ing for mayor came in the small city of Wetaskiwin where Jack Pike, mayor during the 1960s, upset incumbent Leavert Johnson by 971 votes to 638. Lethbridge election box score MAYOR Andy Anderson, ALDElblEN Tommy Ferguson, 5.090 Vera Ferguson, Bill Kergan, Chick Chichester, Vaughan Hembroff, Camm Barnes, Steve Kotch, Ed Bastedo, PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD Dr. Doug McPherson, Doug Card, Dorothy Beckel, Beg Tinner, Carl Johnson, Bill Brown, Alastair Mont, SEPARATE SCHOOL BOARD E. S. Vaselenak, 1.235 Paul Matisz, .Iota Boras, Franklin Pela, 869 Hon Fabbi, 783 MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL BOARD Bill Skelton, Don LeBaron, Elaine Thacker, Dick Bateman, War grinds Oil LISBON (AP) Government troops killed 191 guerrillas and wounded 69 in a widespread series of skirmishes in the Por- tuguese African territory of An- gola in September, a military communique said Thursday. The guerrilla warfare now is in its 10th year. Nobel Prize for researcher 'How goes the STOCKHOLM (AP) Dr. Earl Sutherland of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., won today the 1971 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for his research in hormones. The Kansas-born veteran hor- mone researcher was cited by the Karolinska Medical Insti- tute, which decides the award, for liis "discoveries concerning the mechanisms of the action of hormones." Sutherland, 55, picks up a cash prize of as well as the 'inestimable prestige of the prize. Barley bootlegging fears grow EDMONTON (CP) The barley-laden farm (ruck with Saskatchewan licence plates was pulled off the road by an KCMP patrol car on the Trans- Canada Highway just cast of Medicine Hat. Minutes later, in a scene that was repeated often in 1968-69, the truck driver-farmer was holding a ticket. Speeding? Illegal use of tax- free purple gasoline? Intoxica- tion. The charge was none of these. The farmer had been charged under the Canadian Wheat Board Act because he had been caught bootlegging transporting it into Alberta ille- gally across a provincial ary. Under present regulations the farmer could have sold his bar- ley either to the wheat board or to a farmer within his own province, but transporting it across provincial lines is not al- lowed. There is growing concern among western farm leaders that this year's bumper barley crop of 627 million bushels is going lo generate fire-sale prices and result in another up- surge of such bootlegging. The last time there was boot- legging to any degree was in 196H-69 when Saskatchewan farmers sought all possible ways lo get a little cash during the period of meagre wheat sales. Last year almost all the bar- ley 391 million sold by UK wheat board in the wake of a disas- trous blight which hit the corn crop in the United States. V.'ith the promise of good sales, prairie farmers boasted their barley acreage this year to a record 14.6 million acres compared with 9.5 million in 1970 but at the same time tho U.S. corn crop made a remark- able recovery this year and is expected to yield 5.3 billion bushels, a 31-pcr-cent increase over IC70. Now, the prospects of a bumper prairie crop of barley has producers, government offi- cials, and wheat board adminis- trators looking toward a tougli. highly competitive year on the international grains market. Determined to turn surplus grain into money, some Saskat- chewan farmers are reported delivering barley up to 200 miles away to fecdlols in Al- berta for 50 or CO cents a bushel. They would got 70 lo 75 cents a bushel for barley on the com- mercial market. The wheat board has said it can sell about 250 million bushels of this year's barley crop which will leave a surplus of more than 300 million bushels. Huge beef cattle fccdlpt oper- ations in Alberta offer a ready market for millions of bushels of. surplus barley. Also see Page 13 for more election coverage. phasis should be put on cul- tural, recreational and educa- tional programs which could be achieved with little increase in taxes. Mr. Hales, a 25-year-old ele- mentary school teacher and the only other mayoralty candi- date, conceded the election about 90 minutes after the polls had closed. He said he was "flattered" with the number of voles he received, but very disappointed with the turn-out- He had ex- pected more support from the young people and said it would not have affected the outcome of the mayoralty race but might have been a benefit to Tony Dimnik, an unsuccessful aldermanic candidate. ALDERMANIC LIST The eight aldermen elected are, in order of the number of votes received: Tommy Fergu- son, Vera Ferguson, in- cumbent Bill Kergan, Chick Chi- chester, incumbent Vaughan Hcmbroff, incumbent Camm Barnes, incumbent Steve Kotch, incumbent (CGA) and Ed Bastedo Other candidates for council were: Bill Baker, Leo Singer, Nap Milroy. Hal Hoffman, Tony Dimnik, Norm Leclaire and Dwight Jensen. Elected to the public school board were: Dr. Doug McPher- son, incumbent, Doug Card, in- cumbent, Dorothy Beckel, Reg Turner, Carl Johnson, incum- bent, Bill Brown, incumbent and AJastair Mont, incumbent. The other school board candi- date was Len Wright. Successful candidates for the separate school board were: E. S. Vaselenak, Paul Matisz, incumbent. John Boras, incum- bent. Franklin Peta and Ron Fabbi. Other candidates were Jock Mulgrcw and Eric Sclu'll. Elected lo the Lcthbridge Municipal Hospital board were: Bill Skcllon, Don Le- Baron, Elaine Thacker and Dick Bateman. All are new members of the board, Incumbent. Stan Verlinden wns defeated. Mr. Verlinden and Elaine Thacker had earlier been elect- ed by acclamation to Uie Aux- iliary Hospital board. STEVE KOTCH ED BASTEDO Attack blamed on U.S. MIAMI (AP) A commando group in two boats attacked a small fishing village on Cuba's northeast coast Tuesday, killing at least two persons and injur- ing four, Havana radio said today. The broadcast monitored in Miami said the night-time at- tack was carried out "from the north" and blamed it on "the government of the United States and its accomplices." After the assault by what the radii) said were heavy and mid- dle calibre weapons, the two at- tacking crafts "departed toward the the broadcast said. Croivsnest Pass, beet fields study centres OTTAWA (CP) Information Canada has allotted for communications research i n such centres as the Crowsnest Pass and the sugar beet fields of Alberta. Martis O'Connell, minister re- sponsible for Information Can- ada, confirmed nine such pro- jects Wednesday when he re- plied to written questions from Louis Comeau West- em Seen and heard About town ENGLISH teacher Brian Ellifison going home and changing into something move comfortable his chester- field .Inn Armstrong searching a local establish- ment for a pair of tweezers Gordic Hester asking for a four-foot-wide go cart. ;