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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Canadian economy third in world CRANBnOOK (Special) I "You don't have to compare. You don't have to compare Pierre Elliott Trudeau with the Almighty. "You don't have to compare him to an absolute. "You just have to compare him to the alternatives." That, says Canadian Finance Minister John Turner, is the essence of the choice facing Canadians Oct. 30, when they go to the polls in a federal elec- tion. Hie Canadian people feel the Trudeau government deserves another mandate? I think on performance and pro- jected probability of perform- ance, it does." Turner told .in audience of about 100 recently in the Cranbrook Royal Cana- dian Legion hall. Attendance was restricted to people from fairly close to the city because of the second snow storm of the season. Turner, speaking on behalf o Liberal candidate for Okana gan-Kootenay, Doug Stewart said the Canadian economy i the third strongest in the worl next to the United States am Jaoan. It has been growing at a fas ter rate than any other countn in the wrold, except those and has been doing as well o better than most major com tries in all the economic ind cators. The cost of living increasi for example, has risen only 2 per cent in Canada while it rob per cent in the United Slat during 1970-1971. Nevertheless, there were new young men and women enter the Canadian lab- our force from to 1970. 000 more than, the total increase for all the European Common Market countries. Although Canadians have cated move new jobs an were created by the Com- icn Market countries; with mes the population, we still ave an unemployment prob- cm. NO COMFORT' The figures are all good, but are no comfort to the man or oman who cannot get a job r the housewife who has to ay the grocery Turner aid. Still, things are not as ad as they arc elsewhere. "I am not satisfied Tur- y asserted. "I will not he atisfied with this economy ntil everyone who is earnest- s' looking" for a job can find inc." Many of the questions asked >f the'minisler in question per- od concerned unemployment and the Unemployment Insur- ance Commmssion. Did he think the concept of full employment is obsolete in Jiis age of increasing and ad- vancing technology'? No., Tech- nology has been increasing since the invention of the cot- ton gin. Look at computer tech nology. Introduced a relatively few years ago, it now employs millions of people on the con tinent. To another question he said that direct intervchtlon by the federal government in pro- grams such as the Local Ini- tiatives Program have improvr ed the employment picture, and the strength of the economy- shown by all the "cold comfort" figures he quoted earlier in the evening had kept (he employ- men1 picture as good as it is and will soon "take a bit out of unemployment." Tuesday, October 17, 1972 THE LETrlBRlDGE HIRAIB 3 School project program planned FOREMOST Special) Fol- owing the organization recently the Community School Pro- cct in Foremost, plans are now under way to set up a pro- gram for the lirst year of oper- ation. In an open letter to the Fore- most community, program or- ganizer Yosh Kabayama out- lined the aim of Ihe program, which basically seeks to mobll- ze the human and institutional resources o! the community in such a way that needless dupli- cation is avoided. The philos- ophy tehind sucli a scheme is that education is an ongoing process throughout the indivi- PUBLIC SCHOOt JUNIOR HIGH EXECUTIVE Eight students will direct Ihe year's activities of the W. R. Myers junior high school at Taber. They are: (Ml to right) seated Rhonda Flexhaug treasurer, Cathy Miyoshiro president, Holly Meyer secretary; standing Donald Bowman boys sports director, Susan Abell first vice-president, Jane Russell social convener, Tom Gillespie second vice-presi- dent, and absent for the picture Debbie Renner girls sports direclor. Room representatives are Peter O'Donnell, Willie Gow, Sherry Jchnstone, Keely McXibben, Cathy Ferguson, Randal Kinniburgh, Barbara Miyoshiro, Allyson Sounders, Marie Conrad, Ben How, Diane Odriie, Brian Shockey and Cecilie Wills. Robert Hagel is student advisor. Gibb Photo School population takes dip PINCIIER CREEK (Special) The official enrolment for Pincher Creek School Division for this year has been taken. Figures s'how that the elemen- tary complex had 607 enrolled (compared with 633 last Matthew Halton had 509 enroll- ed (561 lost Livingstone 276 and Colony schools 80 Totals ate students for 1972-73 compared to for 1971-72. dual's life, and that the com- munity school will aid this pro- cess in a variety of ways. The letter sent out contains a form on which interested citi- zens of the area can express their interests and needs in three major areas, recreation, adult education and interest groups and hobbies. These are merely guidelines, and the pro- gram" will be completely flex- ible. Because a particular item is not listed docs not mean it i cannot be offered. Space is also -ovidcd for people to instruct lead the various activities i a voluntary basis. In other places the concept ms been known as "The Light- ed Sehoolhouse." Ttiis takes its name from the days of the old one-room sehoolhouse that was or so long the centre of the community life and a vital life line of the community, where Weight restrictions sought Not a shred of truth in paper shredder talk By MOLLY LATKA Herald News Service SPARWOOD The Fernie Free Press was charged at a recent meeting of the Regional District of East Kootenay with holding the RDEK hoard up to "unwarranted ridicule." AW. Stan Wilson of Kimber- Icy said: "I object to being subjected to unwarranted ridi- cule and to the finance com- mittee and the whole board being ridiculed, or criticizcc extremely, you might say. And In it, the editor said worth and efficiency of I (ind it extremely strange that the paper of which the news the Bridge centre of discussion PINCHER CREEK (Special) The bridge over the Pincher Creek located on Bridge Avenue crime in for serious discussion at the recent Town Council meeting. Correspondence read Irom the town solicitors advised that the Council had the power to impose weight restrictions on the bridge, but the matter of public liability would be diffi- ulu cult to determine as to which worm ana euiuenuy u, the party would he responsible RDEK could "certainly be I should the bridge collapse. Ad- glcaned from the decisive man- any attended the meeting. A etter from Mr. Pritchard and questions regarding town fin- ancing and auditing were dis- cussed. Council asked Mr. Prit- chard to make recommenda- tions so as to provide better financial control of the town's affairs. A meeting to discuss these recommendations was set for Monday, Nov. 6 at p.m. It was also agreed that pur- chase orders be approved by the treasurer before expenditures were made. However, further study is to be made on the matter. Councillor Haigh noted that the radio and television com- mission in Ottawa had rejected the bid to locate the booster tower on the water storage site ind negotiations are presently under way for Hie use o( Ihe microwave tower east of town. ban in the spring was also dis- cussed. The approach to the town from the north was noted as Since funds for education are based upon numlicrs, the above has important implications for the 1973 budget. Governmen money for education is allocat ed by means o! a formula tha gives greatest, importance to senior students. The drop in en rolment in Matttrew Halto chool, besides the g r e a t e hange in actual numbers, is almost doubled in importance >y Ihe fact that there is a Weighting of 1.8 on senior high enrolments. Pincher Creek and district Mayor Teran noted that the i intersection of Ilewclson Kinsmen were looking for a Avcmle and Highway N'o. 6 was project and have suggested the pooriy marked. A letter covering of Ihe swimming pool to [ne department of highways could be considered. Council in- requesting some sort of im dicaled its support of such a pr0vemcnt in the situation wil project. It was reported that some be written. Ihe lights seemed rarely dim- med, and the building was a constant hive of activity. "We wish the same for the people of this says Mr. Ka- bayama. "The facilities are here. The rest is up to you." citizens are urged to consider ,vhat would be the results if the present program in schools j of Arthritic and Plan supper PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) Plans were made at the first meeting of the season of tha St. Catherines for the an- nual fall supper Nov. 3 at St. Catherine's School. A turkey bingo is also scheduled Nov. 29. Mrs. Mary Renne- chairman lias to be severely cut in the future. H is expected that there will lie opportunities for public discussion as the year proceeds. tism Society, reported that S332 was collected during the recent canvass compared to last year. and camageo Hobby Shop and Travel Agency aamage 10 me sireeu, m iuwu and it was suggested that a re- at ,26 Main striction of some sort be pvit on these vehicles. The town's engi- neers have been contacted re- garding the matter and further information will be forthcom- ing. The possibility of a road Oowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernun Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmoro Phono 562-2149 Lack of financing Hotel falls through person who came to board de- liberations in a dual capacity, who acted as press within meetings." Director Phillips denied act- ing as press, saying: "If I were reporting, I'd te taking notes." He said the purchase had been publicly reported by Anne Edwards, reporter for Today Publications. Mrs. Edwards said later she had not reported the purchase and in fact did not even know it had been made. By PAUL CIIALA Herald News Service NATAL The new motor lotel for Sparwood is again up 'or bid, it was announced at .he recent meeting of the Dis- trict of Sparwood council. Municipal clerk Ixiretta Mon- temurro read to the meeting a report of a special meeting with Mr. Cunningham in regard to the project. Mr. Cunningham had the con- tract for development of the building. He reported be had been unable to obiain financing for the development and was prepared either to develop the site later, with a mollified plan or to drop his option on the site. By mutual agreement the contract with Mr. Cunninghan was terminated. At the meeting council rati fied its earlier decision, Uker in committee, and decided U put the development of the sit< out to fender again. Miss Montcmurro also report ed that the same meeting o council in committee also dea with the matter of the fire mar further mendation. COUNTRY NEWS These Are The letlibridge Herald Correspondents in Your Area CURESHOIM PAUL ANDERSEN P.O. Box 248 COUTTS MSS. Goncrd Dshvery COAIDAIE MRS. PETER TYMBURSKI Box 1005 ENCHANT MRS MARGARET DORCHAK P.O. Box 1852 BARONS MRS. JUNE COWIE P.O. Box S31 CROWSNEST PASS VERN DECOUX General Delivsry Contact Iheso people for your District News or Classified Advertising Word was received by cpim- il from the public utilities that the necessary ratification for the Elk Valley emetery site has been grafted, [owevev, the commission as- erted, additional applications nd approvals would be requir- ed before the proposed ceme- ery was handed to committee 'lie present contract is on monthly basis and can be ter- ninated at any time. Specifications for replace- ment of water mains arid cx- ensions to the storm sewer sys- em in Sparwood were received rom the consulting engineering firm, Undci-wood, McLellan and study and recom- Associates Ltd. discussing the layed terms. snail's requirements for t h recreation complex with Ihe'. contactor for the complex, Vanir Building Sales Limited. Earlier council decided to take the matter of extra costs to arbitration but at the spe- cial meeting they decided to share Ihe additional costs on a 50-70 basis with the contractor up to a maximum cost to the district of At Ihe regular meeting the decision was rati- fied. The Sparwood Pistol Club wrote to council to request some of the fill from around the rec- reation complex to be used as a backstop for its nearby range, They also requested permission to widen a trail into the range so that trucks hauling the fill could reach the site. Council granted the widening of the :rail and requested Ihe club to contact John Audia in regard ..........in n contract to remove the fill from the present location. Council also requeued thai the pistol club prepare a con- tract document for approval which would specify that build- ings and improvements to Ihe site would become the ty of district. Mr. Dillon, president, agreed, the club would prepare the necessary documents. A request was received by council from local contractor Ray Hodewoldt for an ease- ment in the bonding require- ments for the development of a proposed lounge for Sparwood. Mr. Rcdewoldt" jeported that tire bonding requested by coiui cil was not available to him and proposed a combination o a cash deposit and a temporary mortgage on the building in place of the bond. To accept the proposal tlie council would have to rescind its resolution in regard to the bond- ing. After a long discussion they decided to stand with their resolulion as others had met the terms of the bonding re- quirement even though their building program had to be de- in order to meet these Council also decided to again tender the job of poundkeeper. Council after specifications and the porposal decided to ap- prove a call for tenders for the project with the provision that they need not necessarily ac- cept the tenders for all aspects of the proposal. The preliminary annual bud- get for operations and capital expenditures has been outlined. Council approved a price of per lot and terms of sale for the new mobile home lots being finished at Spar- wood. The other terms are that the lots will be sold by an agent, George Majic, on a first come, first serve basis on a date yet to be established. They are to be limited to one lot per person and the terms of sale will be cash or certi- fied cheque for the entire price of the lot. The purchasers will also have to agree to having their mobile homes located on the lot within six months after purchase of the lot. Engineer wins CRANBROOK (Special) Negotiated settlement of payment by School board to Frank flokhold, coast consulting engineer for assign- ed services which were not used, has resulted from a B.C. Supreme Court hearing at Van- couver. Claim arose from the early 1969 Iward decision to lie its own contractor for its Parkland Junior Secondary School con- filed claim estimating Jin.noo Mr. Justice Ilichard Ander- son ruled no fault on either party to the contract to cam out terms, since the depart men! ruling made it impossible to utilize the engineering work He recommended about 000 as fair condensation to th< claimant, including court costs payable by the school hoard and respective counsel for th disputing parlies reached Ih struct ion. final agreement. board hired a salaried Fernie School board is do- in co-ordinalor for sub-contracts, I fcndant in a similar to the department it dispense j Ihe Cranhrook precedent short- with architect services and have ly afterward and also engaged engineered plans. I.Mr. Dasarab. Mr. Hokhold worked from Feb. j Karlicr in 1972 Ihe Cranbrook nrary to May before the de- created a new executive partment of education ruled an architect was indispensihle. When one was named, the staff position, supervisor of all its school plants, and engaged OLSON ON OCT iimucM, me Arthur Jones, civil, enginc-cr, ing work was not used. lo fill Ihe which is appar- Kor Ibis reason. Mr. llok- j ently working out well with Ihe hold's services bill payment heavy school building program was refused by Um board. He now underway, "He is a man respected by his own parly and opposition parties alike for his character and humanity as much as his ability as a member of parliament and a Inserted by Ific Medicine Hnl tibcrnl Association ;