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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE VETHGRIDGi; liCRALD Wednesday, October If. Board keeps mum on milk price hike Milk prices in the province will remain as is until the rul- ing from (he Alberta Public Utilities .Board is mtitle public. Hen rings were held through- out [tie province earlier in the year with briefs presented by both producers and processors, asking for a price increase to cover rising cosls. Walter Nobbs, chairman of the utilities board, said in a telephone interview from Ed- monton, that he can't indicate when the ruling will be avail- able. "There are a lot ol tran- scripts to go he said. He mentioned that when the ruling is ready, it will be re- leased to all areas. Herman Moltz, manager of the Palm Dairies Ltd. in Leth- bridge, said, there hasn't been a nimble about the date of the announcement. He said the board will re- view all the material and made a decision whether Uie industry will be awarded an increase and what that increase will he A LOT OF LIGHT Two feet loll search lights for an historic pageant lo be performed next summer al Indian Baltle Pork were unveiled Tuesday, five members of the Association for Historic Productions who guaranteed a loan to buy the lights are, from left to right: Steve Kotch, Mayor Andy Anderson, Frank Smith, Kitty Duntop and Terry Bland. The lighls were purchased for and with transpcrralion here and a- complete mechanical checkup will cost Kerber Photo Cattlemen here About 50 Onta'.' io caUlemen, feedlot operators and feed mill managers were introduced to the Alberta system of finishing cattle this morning. A tour, sponsored Shur Gain Division of Canada Packers Ltd., visited Valley Feeders and Hi-Way 52 Feed- ers at Raymond before attend- ing a special sale al Fort Macleod Auction Market this Search limits obtained for pageant been purchased by five Leth- bridge residents who each put up credit notes to get a loan from the bank. The five-foot diameter beam, electric carbon arc lights were purchased from a Winnipeg sur- plus equipment supplier delivered to Lethbridge Six million candle power month after three years of will illuminate (lie Sight, the searching. Sound and the Fury, an histor- ical pageant lo be staged at the Indian Battle Park next summer. Tiie giant search lights made In 1915 by General Elec- tric for the U.S. Army have They belong to the Associa- Historic Productions lion for southern Albcr t a company chartered earlier this year to handle the pageant. Most of the work has been done by Frank Smith, executive vice president of the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta, one of the five who guaranteed the loan. The others are: Kitty Dunlop, Mr. Smith's secretary; Mayor Andy Anderson; Steve Kotch, Lethbridge constituency where they are Keith Hancock, Social Credit, will be canvassing in the Pic- ture Butte area I Us evening with the area Socred MLA Leighton Buckwell. He will be in Pincher Creek Thursday and in Lethbridge Thursday evening canvassing. Hal Hoffman, New Democrat, is in Calgary tonight for a tele- vision taping. He will be can- vassing in the city all day Thursday and evening, with a visit Thursday afternoon to Green Acres Lodge. Ken Hurlburt, Conservalive, will be in Calgary this eve- ning for a television taping. Thursday morning he will tour industrial plants in the city, canvass in city during the afternoon and be meeting peo- ple at shopping malls in the evening. Andy Russell, Liberal, will be in Calgary tonight for a televi sion recording session. He wil be at a noon meeting of the Lions Club at the Marquis Ho- tel Thursday, and canvassing In Cardston io the afternoon and evening. a city alderman and tourist as- sedation director; and Terry iland, past president of the jethbridge Chamber of Com- .erce. The five got together for the first time Tuesday to look over their new possessions. MAIN NEED "These are the main things that will make the pageant said Mr. Kotch. "Without the lights we couldn't have a pageant." Mayor Anderson said obtain- ing the lights is a concrete step toward an event that will bring a great deal of attention and a tremendous number 'of visitors to southern Alberta. The Sight, the Sound and the Fury to bo an hour-long series of historic episodes tc chronicle the settlement of Southern Alberta will be part of celebrations in 1973 and 1974 marking the anniversary of the RCMP. CONTINUING THING Mayor Anderson said "there's a tremendous amount of his- tory in this area that this pag- eant could be carried on on a continuing basis." Mr. Smith said a wide var- ,ety of people are becoming in- volved in the creation and pro- duction of the program to be performed out-of-doors in the river valley around the Whoop- Up Country fort-compound. The two huge spot lights will be stationed on top of the cou- lees pointing down on the per- formance in the river valley. Mr. Smith said they throw enough light that photographs can be taken with normal day- light settings a mile away. GOOD SHAPE They are each mounted on rubber-tired carts and can be pulled behind an automobile. The 60-inch diameter lens lias a concave mirror back and a 150-amp, 78-volt electrode that can be moved to vary the width of the beam of light. Mr. Smith said the lights are in good condition and appear to have been in storage since they were made obsolete for anti-aircraft spotting by the de- velopment of radar in the 1940s. Natural gas opposed 60 years ago The Canadian Western Nat- ural Gas Company entertain- ed about 90 civic and business officials at a luncheon in Leth- bridge Tuesday to mark the company's 60th anniversary. Natural gas first came to Lethbririge in 1912 and thrfts of the first users were present for the luncheon. Dr. and Mrs. L. T. Alien and Mrs. I. M. Levitt were among ttie Lcthbridge res- idents who hooked up to the new service GO years ago. The introduction of natural gas in Lethbridge was strongly opposed by- an outspoken coal mining faction. Many coal min- ers lived in the city nnd were getting a discount on their fue! which cost a ton, On July 15, 1912, Lethbridge ratepayers voted 275 to 112 in favor of natural gas. Canadian Western says among the new innovations i is maldng is to begin using natural gas cars and trucks on its Lethbririge runs. Twentj such vehicles will be in the cit; within two weeks. afternoon. by the i Bruce Christie, Canada Pack- ers information officv from Toronto, said the trip will al- low Ontario cattlemen to find out facts about the cattle they have been buying from Alberta for years. NEW TWISTS George Robson, of the Shur Gain Farm in Maple, Ont. (a testing station for Can- ada Packer said the Ontario cattlemen have seen ome new. twists In cattle rais- ng during the trip. "It makes some of us wond- er where the cattle feeders in Ontario are going to get cattle o feed, what with the large number of fecdlots springing up right here in he said. 'They will need all the feeder cattle right here." He said there wouldn't be a rush to the cow calf operation (raise cows to get calves to feed in one system) in Ontario because of the high cost of land and the lack of space for such system. "The feeders continue buying will have to cattle in Al even though the cost ol the caltle is increasing as we! as the cost of transporting them to he said. "Fifty cent per pounc calves cost feeders 54 cents by the time they get them back to Ontario." TIRES, RIMS STOLEN Six tires and rims, worth were stolen from three platforn trailers at the Exhibition Pa vilion Tuesday afternoon. Po- lice are investigating. KISS FOR THE GRADUATE Flight oergeant Doug Tu- dor receives a buss on trie cheek from friend Linda Craw- ford after receiving his wings during ceremonies at tho Armories Tuesday night. Rick Ervin' Photo Earns his wings presentations were at the Kenyon Field Doug Tudor, 17, of 1406 17th it, S., earned his wings and private pilot's license at Tucs- lay night's weekly parade of he Royal Canadian Air Cadets, llth Lethbridge squadron. Two made Armories parade. Keith Hunt, 16, of 719 9th Ave. S., won a Senior Leader's Badge after a six week senior leadership training course at Canadian Forces Ease Penhold, Alia. Doug earned his wings fol- lowing a six week training scholarship at CFB Borden, Doug and Keith have Ont. Both been with the cadets for four years. Both are Lethbridge Col- legiate Institute students, Doug in Grade 12 and Keith in Grade 11. The presentations were made by Bill Tudor, Doug's father. Commanding officer was Norm Bulied. President of the par- rade were Bernie Jordon, president of 702 Wing RCAF Lethbridge, an organization of air force veterans which spon- sors the cadets; and Eric Mof- fall, chairman of 702 Wing's committee on air cadets. The Lethbudge air cadets squadron, open to boys between 13 and 18 years of age, has 33 members. Its purpose is to pro- ride air oriented training in eadership and citizenship. Doug is a flight sergeant and Keith is a sergeant. ORRPC budget up The 1973 preliminary budget, showing a increase in expenditures over SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT (VARIGRAY) OPtlCAl. PRESCRIPTION CO Indians charge discrimination by stores, burs, and restaurants Many landlords claim students By HUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Staff Writer Strong handed some out-of-town the way students de- scribe many Lelhbridge land- lords. "They milk students, partic- ularly Indian students, for every cent they complained a Lethbridge Community College student. "And they offer next to noth- ing in exchange." Coupled with what most stu- dents describe as an "appall- ing at best" bus service U> the LCC, many of the out-of-town students are wondering why they selected a college in this community. MALTREATED Not only are students taken advantage of by landlords, but they are also maltreated by shopkeepers. "Especially if you're IS FOR YOU! Drop in and see Vic for the latest information on the money-saving Tnglis gas dryers, ST. LOUIS FURNITURE 118 5th ST. SOUTH PHONE 327-2210 omplained one native student ere from Manitoba. Evidently customer service i students at many city stores nd shopping centres is virtual- non-existent In addition, complained an- :her Manitoba student, Indian tudent shoppers are almost oiistantly spied upon by clerks. But for the Indian students, ousing seems to be the biggest rohlem. Indian students often make rrangements with landlords ver the phone and when the tudent shows up lo place a ash deposit, the facility is eiiher suddenly "filled" or the rent is boosted a considerable amount. Most the students are from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and northern Alberta and are at LCG to take a special social counselling course. Some of the Manitoba Stu- dents, especially those who have lived in Winnipeg, are at a loss to explain the bigotry they suffer at the hands, of landlords here. Compounding their problems is the fact they they are Cree Indians. Southern Alberta is Dlackfoot and some of Ihc Crees have to visit downtown Lethbridge in numbers large enough to afford protection from some of the rowdier Blackfoots. Some of the female students also suggest they are afraid to go downtown themselves dur- ing evening hours because tlrey are bothered by both white and Indian males. One group of Cree students from Manitoba wasn't allowed to sit together in the tavern at a local holel. "Judging from a one said, "in Lelhbridge I have a feeling of a strange creature from another world." PLAN LEAVING At least one Indian student and possibly more in the spring semester, will leave Lethbridge because of the discrimination and prejudice shown them by many whites. Restaurant service for the In- dian students is "very especially if there are white customers after "we" come in. Wendy Rasmussen, in charge of student housing at LCC, con- cedes there is wholesale dis- crimination against Indian stu- dents in Lethbridge. A recent irtlcle describing the rip-off :onditions some landlords set or all students brought forth a handful of sympathetic citi- zens with accommodation. However, these have been !obbled up, and some of the "ndian students are still without decent accommodation. NO HELP And, the students complain, .here's little or no help from he Lethbridge branch of the 'ndian affairs department. Both white and Indian slu- dents complain that many land- lords ask when called on the 3hone "whether we are stu- dents and whether we are In- dian." Most of the Indian students are family persons. Because of "high rental deposits" re- quired by those landlords who rent to while and Indian slti- clents, many students find themselves in near immediate budgetary difficulty. N'ot having planned for high deposits the students are often faced with unplanned expenses such as utility deposits. Also listed in an infinitely long list of complaints is thai "references" are often requir- ed. In the case of Indian stu- dents from otlier provinces and other students from remote or just from home, ref- erences are seen as unnecded. "Surely a landlo-d won't call someone in Winnipeg lo fol- low-up a reference." complain- ed a Manitoba studenl. "It's just another way of discrimin- ating against students." All the students interviewed by The Herald were interview- ed in a classroom situalion and some privately. HOW TO 6REAK-A LAW The driver In Is ignoring one of the comrnon-iense of good driv- ing. 11 ii unlawful to attempt executing a lefl turn from any other lane than tho left one- on a [uned highway, unless olherwisa permilled by a traffic cunlrol device or signal. This picture is the third of 25 published in con- junction with Lethbridgo city police driving campaign for 1972. last year, is on the agenda for consideration by the Oldmau River Regional Planning Com- mission Thursday. Commission members, repre- senting Lethbridge and munici- palities in the district, will be asked to approve a budget for 1973 operations. Three subdivisions in Leth- bridge are also scheduled for consideration by the commis- sion: one creating 10G parcels covering 38.4 acres between 17th and 25th Ave. N. from 23rd to 28th St.; one providing eight parcels on 2.4 acres southwest of 3Gth St. between Spruce Drive and 20th Ave.; and a subdivision of 1.4 acres on tha north side of 8th Ave. S. be- tween 21st St. and Mayor Ma- gvath Drive to create seven parcels. The meeting will be held at p.m. in city council cham- bers and is the Initial session under the new executive direc- tor, Lawrence Smilh. Administrators workshop set A teaching supervision work- shop will he held in Lethbridge later this week. The workshop Is set for Thursday to Saturday, at tha Park Plaza Mo'or Hotel and school administrators from throughout southern Alberta art expected to attend. Dr. J. M. Thorlaclus, co-or- dinator of student teaching at Ihc University of Lethbridge, and Ii. M. Cosgrove of the fac- ulty nf education at the U of L will discuss the touchy prob- lem of teachsr evaluation who is the evaluator and what guidelines are to be used. Break-in A house break-in at B02 17th St. S. between 2 and 4 p.m. Tuesday netted the thief or thieves in cash. Police said entry was gained through a basement window. The Iwdrcom drawers, desk drawers and kitchen cupboards were rp.nsackrri. SKX CHIMES SEMINAR About 60 persons attended the opening session of a three-day sex crimes seminar at the Leth- bridge police station this morn- ing. STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 ;