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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta X8 THE IETHBRIDGE HIRAID Solurdoy, October 11, Candidates' views differ on business competition C.UIX; MclNTVHK ilorald Staff Writer Hal Hoffman. New Dcmoera- tlc I'arly candidate in Lctti- mdge, told more than 100 rxr- ons lit the University o( Uith- ridgc Friday that there is no onijtetiticm hi business today. Andy Russell, (lie Liberal aiididaie for the Ocl. 30 elcc- icn. said competition is v stiff." Ken Hurllnirt. Conservative, and Keith Hancock, Social Credit, didn't show up. The largely student audience was told that Mr. Hirluiirt lint) to attend a funeral, but no ex- planation was given for the absence of Mr. Hancock. COMPETITION Mr. Hoffman said at a can- didates' forum sponsored by the of L economics club that if there were competition, then the "crummiest" jobs would pay high wages to attract work- ers. Tf there was competition, he added, large corporations like General Motors would not raise prices year. Mr. Russell, however, said "as a writer and rancher, I find competition pretty stiff." A panel of three students Ken Runge, Lee Brocklesly anc Terry Belanger and the au- dience questioned the two cau- dates. THE ISSUES Asked to name in order Importance what the local is sues are, Mr. Russell said "the first priority is protection of our watersheds." He if elected, he would force local companies to clean up their pollution. He was no specific about which compan ies. Mr. Russall said he work for the establishment of more recreation facilities sue! as parks and for more Us'. spawning grounds. Mr. Hoffman listed three pri critics an improved farm ec onomy, the building of mor secondary sewage treatmen plants and increased old ag pensions to per mont from the current He said the irrigation systei In Alberta must be the fcxtcra.1 grain elevator sit- ting Idle in Lethbridgc must be put into use for cleaning and storage, rail line abandonment stopped, employment created niiuul. a policy Prime Minister Tnideau has rejected. Mr. Rus- sell said "that's a matter en- tirely up to tire individual ami if enough people are for it. I through construction of sewage think they are going to get it. treatment plants and the elder- 1 ly given more money. OL1.UTION Mr. Russell was asked how id sulphur gas extraction ants pollute and what can lie me. The Liberal candidate said t's been proven that they have the air to the danger life." Mr. Russell said so nobody has put up the oney to determine exactly to hat extent gas plants pollute. This would be part of water- hed management .these are me of the things we should be nding out and we aren't." MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information Phone 327-7990 N10NS Mr. Hoffman was asked if would propose the "nation- lization" of unions, since the DP proposes the government n some cases take over corpor- tions. He said no, because the gov- rnment should not "direct the rivate lives" of union mem- ers. "But as long as we have irgc international corporations irecting our lives, we have to lave international unions." Both candidates were asked o comment on Conservative eader Robert Stanfield's propo- al to fight inflation with a re- roactive income tax. "It has the smell of a gim- mick to said Mr. Russell, 'he reply drew laughter and ipplause. Mr. Hoffman said he favored t on the grounds that the gov- rament must do something to curb inflation. FAMILY FARM To another question, the NDP candidate said "we are defin- tely committed to saving the 'amily farm and to do that we lave to subsidize the family arm." He proposed subsidies be Daid to farmers guaranteeing ihem a "basic price" for their commodities. Asked about the status of wo- men, both candidates enthusias- tically endorsed equal employ- ment, day care centre subsidies and women's rights. Regarding abortion on de- CAN A WAN CONTROL Mr. Hussell said Canadians must gradually regain more control of their own economy. "Let's face it 20 years ago were Iwgging (or ment of llic Canadian north." lie told a questioner who com- plained of the "Americaniza- of the north. "Now we think we've over- done said Mr. Russell. "We can't turn it around in a day. It's not going !o be done tomorrow but in another 20 years I twlieve we can do tills." FREE UNIVERSITY To fight declining univer- i sity enrolment, Mr. Hoffman proposed free university educa- tion. "There is something drasti- cally wrong If we have to put our students in bondage to the tune of to by the time they Ret out, he said. About university tuition, Mr. Russell said "I'm not really well enough Informed to make an intelligent comment, but I'll sure find out." Excellent exhibits Edmonton youths win bug contest Edmonton youths swept the' major awards iti the annual provincial insect collection competition judged in the city Friday. Sponsored and judged in con- junction with the annual meet- ing of the Entomological So- ciety of Alberta, the insect col- RETIRES The Board of Industrial Relations presented an engraved silver tray to Harry Boyse Thursday upon his retirement. Mr. was a member of the beard for 20 years, and was active in the executives of several clubs. He is current- ly the secretary-treasurer of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association, and assistant manager of the Locol 302 branch of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Em- ployees. Left 1o right are: Robert d'Esterre, Industrial Relations board chairman, Mr. Boyse and his wife and Dr. K. A. Pugh, retired deputy minister of The depart- ment of labor. ('one on the number of Insects, i n c 1 u cling beetles, bulterfliest bees, ants, wasps and bugs (a specific type of Also included on the judging criteria is tlie arrangement ot the ittsects, labelling (type of insect, locality found and date leclion competition had fewer entries this year. Doug Craig, an entomologist at the Univer- sity of Alberta, saic! although there were (ewer entries, they were excellent exhibits. In the senior competition for vouths up- to 17 years, John I Acorn, 14 Kale Shaw, 15 ami -I Bob Davicleon, M, all of Ed- monton, placed first, second and third respectively. The youths also maintained their placings in the open challenge competition which has no age limit. of The entries also tell the host on which the insect was found. The competition will be judged at Banff next year. waiting on conciliation Third of series Pension Power AM A not sold Tom's House of Pizza will not be relocating in the' old Al- berta Motor build- ing at 9th St. and 3rd Ave. S., AMA manager John Bhodes told The Herald today. Approval of the move was mado by the Municipal Plan- ning Commission before the AMA was approached by Tom's Negotiations are under way between the AMA and another party for the sale of the build tog. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 Wa Ara Pleated to Announce Thai now tho official for L.D.S. Books, Missionary and Genealogical Supplies For the 151st Quorum of lha 7ffi Sava c largo Inventory of Books and Suppliet, with arnplB free parking to make your ihoppmg convenient to you. Pensioner group seeking relief By RUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Staff Writer Naked and starving. That's the situation the aver- age pensioner would be in if orced to live in an average triced modem one bedroom apartment. Entire monthly pension cheques would he required to pay the rent for what pre-pen- sioners would consider "suit- able" accommodation. So this country's aged have :wo specific needs: more pen- sion money for their lite-long work efforts and better and cheaper housing. In the past, pensioners ac- cepted their fate without ques- tion. PENSION POWER But now a new movement is stirring. It's known as "pension power." Pensioners in many areas have suddenly awakened to dis- cover that they are an impor- tant "electoral pressure group." Their numbers, voting as a bloc, can topple govern- ments. There are between to pensioners in Lethbridge alone. About 65 to 75 per cent of these live on an income of about per month the cost of a single bedroom apart- ment. Although no "pension power" organization has formed here, "it's inevitable" in the eyes of many city senior citizens. LONG OVERDUE Mrs, Kay Charest, of Edmon- ton, is president ot Pensioners Concerned, a pension power pressure group. "Pension power is long over- she said in a telephone interview. "It can bring long-overdue relief for Canada's old age pen- sioners." Pensioners Concerned, which Is planning to expand from its Edmonton headquarters to oth- er Alberta urban centres, Is I creased. The GIS currently currently urging pensioners to write letters to federal election candidates to "make their needs known." Established early in 1971, the group, later that year, present- ed a brief to all levels of gov- ernment andi their official oppo- sitions. The brief dealt with the problems ot pensioners. CHANGES She said (he brief's content? may have had a lot to do with recent federal changes which have helped pensioners. But money still remains on the top of the Pensioners Con- cerned priority list. The old age security pension should be raised to an immedi- ate minimum of 5100 per month up from The group wants the guaran- teed income supplement in- Concert Friday A young musician-singer born in Vulcan and now known internationally will return to Lethbridge for a concert begin- ning at 8 p.m. Friday in the Yates Memorial Centre. Linda Gay Flitton's appear- ance is sponsored by the Leth- btidge Rotary Club and the de- partment of culture, youth and recreation. Tickets are avail- able at Leister's Music Ltd. rests at for single per- sons and for couples. S150 TOPS The maximum pension per month for a single person is 5150. The guaranteed income sup- plement is reduced by for every earned by a pension- er. Hence, she said, any pen- sioner earning per month gets no GIS. Mrs. Charest said many male pensioners have wives "a few years younger than themselves. However, because the wives are also past the labor market prime, both couples must live on a pension of until the spouse reaches a pensionable age. "Changes must be made re- garding this." LIVING COST A realistic cost of living clause must be built into fed- eral pension plans, she said. During the past five-years the cost of living has increased 15.3 per cent wliile pensions only increased 10.5 per cent. "The latter should be in accordance with the cost of'living." The Economic Council of Can- ada has said anyone or family earning less than per year is impoverished. The Cole Report On Poverty, presented to the reigning gov- ernment during the current term, slated that impoverish- ment for pensioners is at less than for singles, and for couples, per year. Under the current system the maximum a single pensioner can get from government 13 per year. During the current election campaign the Liberals have promised substantial hut yet unstated improvements for pen- sioners. The Conservatives are pressing (or the basic of old age security plus GIS and the New Democrats basic plus GIS. For further information con- cerning Pensioners C oncer n- cd's objectives, suggestions for letters and questions to candi- dates, and advice for groups interested in organizing local branches, can be obtained from: Pensioners Concerned, 8514 81st Avc., Edmonton TGC OW4. JUNIOR CLASS Leisa Murdoch, 9, of field took the junior class com- petition. Her's was the only en- try in the class but judges will send a commendation with her prize since she had reared half of the insects in her display. Judges will give a special prize to Hugh Godwin, 14, of Olds for Ills entry of samples of insect damage to plants. Mr. Craig said Hugh's display was very informative. There were no entries from southern Al- berta. The insect collection competi- j tion was originated in 1952 and has been held year since, said Larry Jacobson, re- tired entomologist formerly at A conciliation board has fail- Cross- ccl cffccl a settlement in the LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 51 EDUCATIONAL GOALS PROJECT CALL FOF BRIEFS The Lelribridge Public School Board" trying tc determine the direclion that :his system should lake In future. To make these plans the board needs the help of Lethbridge who lupporters of Ihe public school system. Questionnaires have already been dis- tributed to many Individuals. If you have received one would you please complete it and return it by October 16th in tho iclf-addressed envelope. Two other activities are planned in )he future to obtain feedback from tha public. These are the submission of briefs concerning educotono! goals and tha holding of regional meetings. The Public School Board invites in- terested individuals or groups in Ihe :ommunity to submit briefs concerning me gcals of the public school system in Lelhbridge. Submission should be and should bo In the hands sf the Gonls Project Committee by Dec- ember 15lh, 1972. presenting briefs may deal with single topics or approach educa- tional goals in o comprehensive manner. Not only should the future directions of education be indicated, or i n a d- equacies of the present system be des- cribed, but Jhe writers of briefs should of so suggestions as to pro- posed goals or changes con be accom- plished Briefs should he moiled by DECEMBER 15th, 1972 (single copy will to: Dr. G. H .BEVAN, Educational Goals Project, Icthhridge Public School DSit., 433 ISlh Si. South, lefhbridge, Albcrtci. Insurance agents elect neiv officers years have gone on to doctoral .work, he said. ispute between the teachers nd trustees of rural Southern a. The hoard has reconvened in ethbridge after a M'eek's re- ess in an attempt to settle the ispute. but was unable to find a solution acceptable to both parties, The next step will be for the conciliation board to write an award which teachers and trus- ees will vote on, supervised by he Board of Industrial Rela- .ions. Although the usual period Tor landing down .in award Is two weeks, both sides have agreed extend the deadline to mid- night, Oct. 31. The issues still In dispute are the length of the agreement, salaries, principals' allow- ances, payment for partial years of education, and pay- ment of premiums for Albert? Health Care and Blue Cross. the Lethbridge Research Sta- tion. INTEREST The competition was formed to encourage interest in insects school children with the hope they would possibly enter the field of entomology. Three regional com petitions are held- in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge with the win ners advanced to the finals hel at the location of the annua meeting of the society. Mr. Jacobs on said there were 12 Lethhridge entries the firs year. Quite a number of win ners from Lethbridge over th post The got their start right here these competitions. Gordon Hobbs, an entomol- ogist at the Lethbridge Re- ments appears in Volume LX of search Station, said judging is' the Dictionary. Neeclham cited for services University of L e t h bridge music professor Lucien Need- ham has been awarded a cita- tion "for distinguished service in the profession of music" from the Dictionary of Interna- tional Biography. A related biographical entry listing his professional achieve- Armyworms heading here Doug Walters of Schwartz Agencies was elected president of the Lethbridge and District Insurance Agents Association at its annua! meeting Wednesday. He succeeds Stan Coxon of Hunt Insurance Agencies. Secretary-treasurer for the ensuing year is Fred Cross of Hunt Insurance. Directors arc Bruce HcKillop of McKillop Agencies, Keith Nugent of Clen- dcnan Insurance and Gordon Saunders of Saunders Insur- ance in Tabor. In charge of membership is Buc'd Sanford of Sanford Agencies with ?rd Ilcm- broff of Reliance Agencies in charge of programs. Mr. Walters will be the local association's director of the In- surance Agents Association of Alberta. The local organization repre- sents 21 independent insurance agents In Lclhbrtdge and dis- trict and the provincial IAAA agents in the province. In order to be a member of the local association an agent must be a member of the fAAA. To belong to the IAAA the agent must have a bona fide office, represent three insurance companies and pass exams. Approximately JO members of the local association and their have indicated they will attend the annnnl convention of the IAAA at the Calgary Inn Nov. 5-7. The local association's an- nual meeting, held at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant, icard a report by Mr. Hem- >roff, director and treasurer of IAAA, on the activities of the provincial association. Local as- sociation given. reports were also By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Provincial entomologists Fri- day predicted a possible in- crease of the Bertha army- worm in southern Alberta next year. Bertha army worms ran roughshod tluough rapcseecl crops in a narrow strip across north central Manitoba, Saskat- chewan and Alberta in 1971 and an even larger area in 1972. Last year, the infestation of the pest reached south to the Vulcan region. Using the grow- ing trend of the spread of the worm, officials of the Alberta department of agriculture feel 'the infestation could reach crops in the Lethbridge area in 1973. Hugh Philip, an entomologist at the plant industry in Edmonton, told the 20th annual meeting of the Entomo- logical Society of Alberta at the University of Lcthbridge that what happened in tho Peace River region last year could happen in southern Al- berta in 1973. SLOW START The army worm was intro- duced to tho Peace River area in light infestations and offi- cials of the ADA arc predict- ing heavier populations next year .tlways depending on wreather conditions being suit- able for the overwintering of the pest. They indicated that If the worm did come to southern Al- berts, the infestation would likely be light the first year. The armyworm followf yearly cycle which starts each spring with the emergence of the adult moth. Eggs are laid in June and worms are formed ihortly after. The worms cause havoc with rapeseed crops and then enter the soil to change into the pupa stage, a dormant con- dition for overwintering. Mr. Philip said research into variable control agents for the pest have been carried out and two products have been found effective. Environmentalists have been fighting the use of Lannate, the only chemical licensed for use against the armyworm. OTHER PRODUCTS Mr. Philip said the other pro- ducts tested may be better than Lannate because of the longer residual killing power. Lannate kills the wrorms instantly but the killing power is very short. Since the worms hatch over a period of up to three weeks crops sprayed early have to he resprayed to kill the lata emerging worms. The new products will con- :rol the worms up to five days Before the chemical structure breaks down. The need for a spray or other control has been proved by the counts taken of infested fields. Officials indicate that 10 worms per square yard is the mea- sure of the need for a control agent. MANY WORMS Mr. Philip said some fields tested showed 700 worms per square yard. Various methods of control of the pest are being undertaken at the Lcthbridge Research Station, the University of Al- berta and the Alberta depart- ment of agriculture to aid rape- seed producers. Mr. Philip said the Increase of the pest is likely attributed to the increased acreages of rapcseed, the crop used pri- marily as its food. Out of Respect to our President the late Mr. Frank M. Gemmcl Lethbridge Real Estate Board will be CLOSED MONDAY October 16th, at 12 noon FOR LEASE SQUARE FEET TOP LOCATION FOR STORE OR OFFICES (MEDICAL OFFICES) Phone PAHULJE CONSTRUCTION 327-6747 City of Lethbridge TAKE NOTICE Tliat on Monday, Ociober 23, 1972, Council of the Cify of Lethbridge, will give further con- iideration to a proposed new License Bylaw being proposed Bylaw No, 3075, AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE Thai o copy of the pro- posed Bylaw may be inspected in the Inspection ond Devefopment Department in llie Cily Hall during nor- mal office hours, AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE That any person who wishes to make representation concerning tho pro- posed Bylaw shall file wrilfcn submissions the City Clerk not later than P.M. on Wednesday, tho 18lh day of October, 1972, INSPECTION DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT ;