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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HAWAII Special Christmas departure Dec. 22nd to Jan. 5lh. (per person based on doubla occupancy) Space still available. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 32B-3201 or 328-8104 The Lethbndge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberta, Thursday, October 14, 1971 PAGES 13 TO 28 It's a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITI fob fried (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 First meeting Oct. 18 CGA CANDIDATES The Civic Governmety Association al Board; Doug Card and Dr. Doug McPherson public school board; Alder cuss the victory ai the CGA election night headquarters in the Marqu.s and Tommy Ferguson, city coun Hotel, left to right are: Don LeBaron and Blaine Thacker, Municipal Hospit- Two newcomers on public school board __.j __ ___ 3 nt finicVi Thp plpptinn of a new By RON CALDWELL Staff Writer Five incumbents and two pol- itical freshmen won election to the Lethbridge public school board in Wednesday's voting. Dr. Doug McPherson led the eight candidates with votes while Doug Card finished second with Dorothy Beckel, wife of former school board member, Dr. Bill Beckel, finished a strong third with S i x t y-one-year-old school principal Reg Turner finished fourth with while incumbent Carl Johnson polled votes to finish fifth. Bill Brown. 44, who served as chairman of the last board, finished sixth with votes while Alastair Mont claimed the last seat with votes. Len Wright was the only oth- er candidate in the running. Separate board elects Lethbridge Roman Catholic voters elected two veterans and three newcomers to serve three-year terms on the sepa- rate school board. They also defeated one incumbent. E. S. Vaselenak, a retired city school principal, fhushed a strong first, with votes. It was Mr.' Vasclenak's first at- tempt at seeking school board office. However, he is an 11- year veteran of civic politics, having also served on city council. Incumbent Paul Matisz, a 54- year-old lawyer, finished sec- one! with votes, and John Boras, a lawyer and the board's current chairman, CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. PHONE 327-2822 came .third with votes. Newcomer Ron Fabbi, 27, polled 783 votes while Frank Peta, a lawyer, garnered 869 votes. Eric Schill, who has been on the board for the past two years was defeated, obtaining only 594 votes. Jock Mulgrew was the seventh separate school board candidate, also defeated, with 19 votes. Mr. Vaselenak, 63, said he was "quite surprised and pleased" with his strong show- ing in the election. "I intend to carry out my platform to the best of my he said. "I want to improve the qual- ity of education in our sepa- rate school system." John Boras, 48, will be serv- ing his. third term. "I like to think my election was a vote of confidence hi my position on educational mat- Mr. Boras said. By RUDY HAUGENEDER Staff Writer Victory celebrations by a newly elected hospital board vere short last night, as the bur winning candidates bedded early in anticipation of tlreir irst business meeting tonight. The first challenge confront- ing the new board is to re-es- ablish communication between he board and Municipal Hos- rital doctors who had been en- jaged in a running dispute with he old board. Elected to three-year terms on the board were W. P. (Bill) Skelton, 52, a Lethbridge phar- macist; Donald Le Baron, 37, :he administrator of the Green Acres Foundation a senior citizen's organization; Worn Out Tires? Need Replacing? Instal UNIROYAL TIRES from KIRK'S We have tires for every need and every pocketbook! Take Kirk's TIGER TREAD RETREADS for an example: They will give you the wear and safety of Brand New i Tires and are only a Fraction of Ihe Cost! Size 7.75x14 or F78xU ONLY, EACH .95 15 (EXCHANGE) And to be extra sure of safely let our Service Department give you a free Safety Check on: BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work is performed by experts to assure complete safety and Satisfaction. Your UNIROYAL Dealer KIRK'S LETHBRIDGE-1621 3rd Ave. Phone 327-5985 or 327-4705 "rc TABER, Alta.-6201 50th Ave. Phone 223-3441 CHARGE? FERNIE, B.C.-Phone 423-7744 The election of a new chair- man is expected to take place as soon as possible. Teacher contract negotia lions and the divided schoo year situation are two of the major problems facing the new board. However, since five members of the seven-member board have been dealing with these situations in the past, no no ticeable delay is expected whili the new board is brought up tt ine appointment nut IK- date on the various situations te'public school board. i cessarily go to the candidate, existing in the public schoo "Frankly, I was quite sur-1 who polled the most votes. system. New hospital board slate prised at the order of said Dr. McPherson. "I thought I would be elected but I didn't expect to finish that high." canaiuaie in u.e Mr. Card, 54, was elected to Mrs Beckel, 47, was elected j his fourth full term on the pub- in her first try for school i lie school board, board office. "Anything could have hap. "I'm really very pleased with I persed in the election so I m the said Mrs. Beckel. j very pleased with the result, "I didn't expect to be where said Mr. Card j an, The new chairman will be Dr- McPherson, 53, was chosen by the board members, dected to his second term oni The appointment does not ne- New city council looks at future Blaine Thacker, 30, a city lawyer, and Richard Batemain, a relative new-comer to Leth- bridge who is currently work- ing as a financial planner. The only incumbent running for re-election was Stan Ver- linden, 44, owner-operator of a Lethbridge insurance company. Mr. Verlinden, who received votes, said his defeat was a definite backlash by the populace against the shortcom- ings of the previous board. Mr. Verlinden was the only one who elected to try for another board term. However, both Mr. Verlinden and Mr. Thacker were elected by acclamation to the Auxiliary Hospital Board. It is expected that both the Auxiliary Hospital Board and McCready-Baines Pharmacy Ltd. for FAMILY HEALTH AND COMFORT ALWAYS! Depend on us for your fam- ily's Health needs from vitamins and cold remedies to first eld and sickroom sup- lies. We always have your health in mind see us soon, and often. NEED A PRESCRIPTION FILLED? CALL 327-3555 "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. CHARGEX 614 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3555 the Municipal Hospital Board will amalgamate soon. Mr. Verlinden said he will "graciously bow out if the city does not wish to enlarge the overall board following amal- gamation." Leading candidate of the five seeking the four hospital board vacancies, Bill Skelton, told the Herald, "I will try to enter the position with an open mind. There is a need for com- munication between the board and medical staff. "There's been a lot of smoke and fire between the old board and the medical he said, adding, "we're all inter- ested in the best-possible care for patients." Mr. Skelton won votes or about 26 per cent of the ballots cast. Runner-up to Mr. Skelton, Donald Le Baron, who picked up ballots or just over 23 per cent of (lie vote, could not be contacted by press time. New board member and win- ner of the third-highest number of votes, Blaine Thacker, said his efforts will go towards in- vestigating the problems left by the old board "especially the dispute between the doctors and the old board." Richard Bateman, who pick- ed up about 17 per cent of the ballots cast said he will direct his efforts to making sure hos- pital funds are provided where necessary and "to get the best return for the money spent." SOCIAL STUDIES MEET The social studies council of the Alberta Teachers' Associa- tion will examine the new uni- versity facilities and elect a new executive at a p.m. meeting at the University of Lethbridge today. CLEANING WINDOWS STORM WINDOWS CARPETS FLOORS WALLS CEILINGS JANITOR SERVICES Commercial ond Domestic BONDED INSURED QUALITY WORKMANSHIP WE'RE PROUD OF OUR REPUTATION FAIR SERVICES PHONE 327-1272 By HERB JOHNSON Staff Writer, Rex Little, Joe Balla and Jim Andersen are gone from the council table. In their places the voters of Lethbridge have selected Tom- my Ferguson, Bill Kergan and 5d Bastedo. What are the new aldermen's rajor concerns? What do they plan to do now that they are on city council? Th.3 man who led the polls isn't saying, except to prbm- se that he will do his best to serve the city. Tommy Ferguson, maintain- ng the political stance that swept him to victory, declined o comment on any local issues whatever. He did produce a prepared statement expressing his ap- preciation to everyone who placed their faith in him. He promised no miracles, but gave his assurance that he would work for the best interests of the city. Bill Kergain, who along with Mr. Ferguson spent many years as a city employee, saic one of his major concerns was education costs. Once the new provincial gov- ernment has had some time to get settled down negotiations must be opened with the prov ince on finding ways to redis tribute education costs and re- lieve the burden on the home- owner, he said. Ed Bastedo expressed, somi concern that the city main tain its momentum in the de- velopment of industry. The city must continue to rnov ahead, particularly in estab lishing new industries related lo agriculture. There were differing opinions on how actively the city should j seek out new industry, partial-: I larly those that pose pollution central problems. Kotch said local citi- zens will have to accept the fact that this is an agricultural area and the city must cater to He suggested agriculture- related industry such as meat packing plants are no greater pollution problem than the oil industry, which other cities must contend with. Vaughan Hembroff said that while he was a promoter of in- dustry, the time had come when the city had to look close- ly at each new one to see if the "problems were worth the dol- lars and cents" the industry brought to the city. Most of the aldermen offered development when asked about the quality of life in Lelh- jridge. Most talked in terms of controlled with not oo much variation in just how much control should be exer- cd. There may be some differ- ences of opinion on the new council concerning the speed of west side development. C. W. Chichester gave it top priority jml said the city might pos- ibly be. in a position to offer ots for sale as early as Nov. 1. Aid. Hembroff cautioned that development must be properly jlanned and said he was wili- ng to wait as long as it took o develop the right plans. Most of the other comments fell somewhere in between: ev- eryone agreed the city has a deal of money invested on he west side that must be re- covered. Each alderman was asked il :ie or she would support a coun- cil-initiated fluoridation pleb- iscite. Answers ranged from Aid. Hembroff's "yes" to Aid Camm Barnes "no." The con- sensus appeared to be that no one is in a hurry to take anj action, mostly because of the cost of a plebiscite, but if the indicate they want chance to decide for them- selves they will get it. Some r n n d o m comments rom the aldermen Aid. Chi- chester expressed the hope that the new council will be able to stop "petty wrangling about nitty-gritty issues" and work as a team. Aid. Vera Ferguson prom- ised to do everything she could .0 ensure thai the new central library would be built for peo- ple, not administrators. She also called for increased atten- lion to traffic problems, par- ticularly those related to bi- cycles. As Aid. Ferguson pointed out, the quality of life in Lethbridge depends to a large extent on the citizens and their involve- ment in civic affairs. Leth- bridge residents have three years in which to work with the new council in meeting the challenges that face the city. Birthday? Anniversary? Get Well? Appeal total: United Appeal contributions to date total The Ap- peal's 1971 commitment is 741. some comment on industrial "ART STUDIO ON FIFTH AVENUE ARTISTIC PICTLHU FRAMING m ARTISTS' SUPPLIES GAUERY __ 710-5 AVE S rtETHBniDCE-AlTA I ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Metropolitan 8Wo, 3M-409S Sympathy? 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