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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta JQ _ THI ItTHBRIDGI HIMIO Tutday, JO, 1970-------------------------------------- Board Conduct 'Astounding9 Police Group Supports Its Dismissed President Constable Mike A. Cland- field, president of the Leth- bridge City Police Association, was fired Oct. 14 for a violation of the rules and regulations governing the city police force. Monday, the Lethbridge Po- lice Association issued a press release regarding Mr. Cland- field's dismissal. It read as follows: "On Oct. 1, Mike Clanofield, the president of the associa- tion was suspended for 21 days. Following that suspen- sion, Mr. Clandfield filed an appeal with the Board of Police Commissioners against the sus- pension and also filed a griev- ance under the Collective Agreement, requesting that an arbitration board reinstate him with full pay. At the appeal on Oct. 14 under the Rules and Regulations with respect to the sus- pension, we were astounded to find that rather than review the matter appealed, the Com- mission summarily dismissed the president without charges and without trial, even though they had indicated in the letter of suspension that his position would be looked at again on 21. We must now file an appeal under the Rules and Regulations and a grievance under the Collective Agree- ment with respect to the dis- missal. We find the Board of Police Commissioners' conduct some- what astounding in that they had, at no time, laid any charges against Mike, nor have they afforded him the oppor- tunity of a trial with respect ,o either of their actions against the association presi- dent. We believe that the board's actions are improper and that manner in which they handled this matter is not sup- ported whatever by the Kules and Regulation! or by any pro- vision in the collective agree- ment. Our concern with respect to the commission's actions will be reviewed, both at the arbitration of our 1970 collec- tive agreement, and also at the grievance arbitration with re- spect to the suspension and dis- charge. We do not believe that it is simply a coincidence that the president of the association has been dismissed at a time when our problems with respect to our 1970 collective bargaining dis- pute are proceeding into arbi- tration." Mr. Clanfield, 35, is mar- ried and has three children. He makes a month as a first class constable. In his opinion he was dis- missed from the police force because of the wage dispute between the city police com- mission and the Lethbridge City Police Association. Mr. Clanfield said, "If they want- ed to .fire me because of. my business interests the commis- sion could have done it three years ago." Mr. Clanfield. said his busi- ness interests have nothing to do with the police or the city. He owns a vending business in Lethbridge and a hotel in Grassy Lake. Mr. Clanfield said he doesn't operate the jusinesses, he just owns them. Lethbridge Police Chief James Carpenter said in an in- erview this was an internal matter between the force and Mr. Clandfield. Chief Car- renter said other police of- leers do have other business interests but they are not pro- libited by the commission. There are a number of busi- nesses that are prohibited by Ihe commission such as holding a liquor licence as in the case of Mr. Clandfield. Other out- side interests must be ap- proved by the chief of police or the police commission. Another member of the city police force was suspended in the past and given 22 days hi which to got rid of his business. He was reinstated when he sold his business. J. Millar Arnold, police com mission chairman, said Mon- day, "The police commission has acted in strict. compliance with the rules- and regulations governing the police depart- ment. "Const. Clandfield had indi cated it was not his intention to withdraw from his business This left the commissioners no alternative but to abide by the regulations covering such mat- ters. Holding a liquor tcence is expressly prohibited, by the regulations, regarding the wage negotiations, Mr. Arnold said "He has no right to a grievance under, the terms of "the existing agreement, in the opinion of the board of' police commission Rezoning Could Aid Projects For AreaNear New Mall City council Monday ap- proved the preparation of an amendment to the zoning by- law that would allow residen- tial development in three of the 12 types of commercial zones. The move paves the way, provided the amendment is passed, for a proposed com- mercial residential develop- ment by Schwartz Agencies Ltd. on 13th St. N. near Cen- tre Village Mall. The development would con- skt of five retail outlets in the main floor, topped by a second storey containing eight suites. The application for rezoning of two lots was made a month ago by Schwartz. Erwin.Adderley, executive director of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission told council at the time he felt the application was likely the first of many for multi-family; developments near the new shopping mall and suggested a comprehensive approach to studying areas in the vicinity that might be suitable. In addition to recpmroaiding the inclusion of residential de- velopment in some types of commercial zones, a report by Mr. Adderley also suggests council consider rezoning in- dustrial land east of Stafford Drive and north of 2nd Ave. N to otHer uses. Emphasis, the report says, should be given to multi-fam- dwellings between 3rd and 5th Ave. N., west of 13th St. 'It also suggests. :the possibility of .reducing the extent, of the commercial zone along 13th St. These recommendations were not acted upon, but were re- ferred to the committee, con- sisting of all council members, that is considering the general plan for the city. A meeting of the committee will be held Nov. 14 and 15. Urban Crisis Closer Liaison Needed Closer liaison between the three levels of government to help solve major urban prob- lems could be a reality in a relatively short time, Mayor Andy Anderson said in an in- terview. Commenting on the federal government's announced inten- tion to create a national urban council, along with a minister of state for urban affairs and housing, Mayor Anderson said the resulting co-operation is greatly needed to solve what amounts to an urban crisis. Problems associated with rapid growth (75 per cent of all Albertans now live in cities) have put a great strain, he said, on the communities involved. The urban council, he said, would likely supply a means of co-ordinating the efforts of the province's proposed task force on urbanization and the future with similar programs by the iederal government. There are major problems, the mayor said, in the areas of Mental Health Featured Topic At C of C Meet The mental health situation In Lethbridge will be the main topic of discussion at the regu- lar council meeting of the Leth- bridge Chamber of Commerce Wednesday at the Marquis Hotel. Dr. James Thompson, a psy- chiatrist, will speak to the council members on a letter from Dr. Scott Angus in respect to the mental health situation in the city. First vice-president Terry Bland, who is also a board member for the Irfhbridge Municipal Hospital, will ex- plain why the hospital acted as it did in going ahead with plans for increased mental health treatment facilities. The LMH will increase the bed capacity to 20 from the present eight by using part of the obstetrics department. Nominations In County Close Oct. 28 County of Lethbridge council nominations are open in divi- sions 6 and 7 of the county. County of Lethbridge council- lors Henry Nummi of. Picture Butte and Dick Papworth of Turin, will be seeking re-elec- tion. Mr. Nummi has been a coun- cil member for almost eight years. Mr. Papworth has only been on council since last spring, when he filled a vacant seat left by retiring Leonard Haney of Iron Springs. Nominations close Oct. 28. The election, if required will be held Nov. 25. Under the recently amended County of Lethbridge charter, all council members will be up for election again in 1971. Coun- cil terms will run three years. ransporfation, housing and pol- .ution control Lethbridge has recently begun to experience some of the "fantastic costs" of pollution control, he said. Touching on another wide- spread problem inflation Mayor Anderson said it was important to continue efforts to keep prices and wages under control. The city could lose its com- petitive position in attracting industry if such control is not achieved locally, he said. CADET NEWS The Navy League Wrenette Corps "Commander No. 26 will parade tonight at 1900 hours at the ship, 10th Ave. and 17tb St. S, Officer on duty will be Chief Petty Offi- cer Cook. Any girls between the ages of 14 and 18 arc welcome to join tho corps. Information may be received from the commanding officer Lt. S. M. Taylor, 327- 5547. Record Road Contract Completed By City Firm By STEVE BAREHA1W Heruld Staff Writer Steve Tollestrup at Leth- bridge's Tollestrup Construction Ltd. has just completed the largest paved road contract ever let in Alberta. The 10-mile stretch of asphalt extends from three miles west of Lethbridge to Monarch, and was constructed at a cost of million. "This is the best piece of road in the says Mr. Tollesirup, who attributes part of its quality to the fact that the asphalt layer making up the road is nine inches thick. "It should last 100 years." Most asphalt highways are only four inches thick, and are expected to last only about 20 years. The weight restriction on the road is pounds. The asphalt required to fin- ish this road weighs tons, and can be attributed to 60 per cent of the toUl cost. Construction on the four-lane divided highway began during October of 19W and was com- pleted Oct. 15 of this year. Each the two lanes for east-and west bound traffic are 42 feet wkk and the entire stretch of highway sits on about 370 acres of land. There were about 100 ma- involved in the construc- tion of the highway operated by about 75 men. These two forces together moved total two mil- lion yards of excavation and fill. One of the main items in- volved in planning and building the road was safety. The divided highway will minimize the incidence of head- on collisions, and also result in reduced headlight glare from oncoming cars. There are only three en- trances onto the 10-mUe stretch, one two miles west of Kipp, one at Kipp and one at Coalhurst. A gravel service road wu constructed along the entire southern perimeter of the new highway with a wire feooi ad- jacent to this to prevent any entrance to the highway ticept at designated points. Farts of the old highway running alone the north side of the new road are also being used as points. The one degree of tarn through the majority of the highway is designed with easier road'handling of motor in mind. A point of interest will likely be erected along the highway, 10 miles west of Lethbridge where a viewpoint overlooking the escarpment and the rid Letbbridge Fort Macleod Trail has been built, Seeding and landscaping crews are presently working on the road hi hopes that grass will line the side and median ditches next spring. Service To Indians, Metis Native Radio, Paper Joined Lethbridge schools today held no formal ceremonies re- lated to the funeral of FLQ murder victim Pierre Laporte, but the Cross-Laporte kidnap- Gty To Sell Land For Hotel Parking Another obstacle facing a major hotel development in Shoppers' World was removed Monday when city council ap- proved the sale of a seven-fool strip of land adjacent to Mayor Magrath Drive to the develop- ers. The land, to be sold for is required by Shoppers' Work! Ltd. for parking and will not, council was told, be need- ed for future road widening on Mayor Magrath Drive. An additional seven feet of land is available for that purpose. The hotel complex, total cost of which is estimated at mil- lion, was given rezoning ap- proval at the last meeting oi council. A public hearing on the clos- ing of 4th Ave. S., just north ol the site, has been scheduled far Nov. 16. Closing of the avenue ha's been requested by the develop- er in order to link the site with an existing parking lot acres: tho avenue. CITY FLAGS-FLY AT HALF-STAFF Schools Discuss Quebec Events By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Kainai News and Blackfoot Radio have been incorporated as the Indian News Media So- ciety under the Alberta Socie- ties Act The provisional board of-di- rectors elected for the Indian News Media Society include Allan TailfeaJhers, president; Marvin Fox, vice president; Jim Wells Jr., treasurer; Lena Gallup, Metis leader from Cal- gary, secretary; Rufus Good- striker, Roderick North Peigan and Clement Doore. Executive director of Indian News Media Les Healy said in an interview the provisional board of directors is re- sponsible for setting down pol- cy for the member organiza- tions' of the society and he is responsible for executing the policies. City Staff To Attend AUMA Meet. Tom Nutting, city manager, and John Hammond, city soli- citor will attend next week's convention of the Alberta Ur- ban Municipalities Association in Calgary. City council decided the two city employees, both fairly re- cent additions to the staff, should attend the convention. Several alderman also indi- cated they would be attending at least part of the convention, depending upon available time. The convention runs Wednes- day through Friday next week. Rail Schedule Is Changed CP Rail has announced some schedule changes for dayliner service in and out of Leth- bridge. The dayliner will now leave the city at 7 p.m. and arrive in Medicine Hat at p.m. The dayliner from Calgary leaves at p.m. and arrives in the city at p.m. The schedule from Calgary to Edmonton has also been changed, with the dayliner leaving Calgary at 4 p.m. and arriving in the capital city at p.m. The rest of the schedule is the same. The service leaves Leth- bridge for Calgary at 10 a.m. and arrives at p.m. It leaves Medicine Hat at a.m. and arrives in the city at a.m. It leaves Edmonton at a.m. and arrives in Calgary at p.m. The cross-Canada CP service The Canadian will travel at the same times for Albertans, with changes in other prov- inces when daylight saving time reverts to standard time Oct. 25. ping has been given wide at- tention in all social studies pro- grams. Schools have been flying flags at half-staff for the past two days and many will con- tinue to do so throughout the week. All federal, provincial and civic government buildings flew flags at half-staff today in the city, as did most other buildings with flags. Schools in some cities have been planning special assem- blies and in the case of sep- arate schools, special masses were to be said for Mr. La- porte. Lsthbridge schools, with some of the more active so- cial studies programs in Alber- ta, h'ave left the matter pri- marily to class discussion in- cluding the.elementary grades. The Lethbridge Community College University of Lath- bridge campus also flies the flag at half-staff, and students have been discussing the Que- bec situation at length. At Monday's city council meeting, council supported a resolution by Aldermen Vera Ferguson expressing sympathy on behalf of the city to Mrs. Laporte and her family. Another motion passed by council offered support to Prime Minister Trudeau in his invocation of the War Measures Act, while at the same time noting "the dangers" po- tential in the act's use. Gty Seeks Exchange Of Students Lethbridge's twin city, Saint Laurent, Quebec will be aske. to participate in a student ex- change next year. City council Monday gave iU approval to the project, similar to one carried out in 1969, an< authorized Tom Nutting, city manager, to approach the Saint-Laurent city council will the- idea. Applications for financial sistance for (lie exchange are to be made to the dcpartmen of state hi January. A committee will be appoint- ed later to handle arrange- ments, provided the twin city approves tho idea. A request by the Lethbridge and Region Mental Health 'tailing Council for support for its position that more beds are needed for psychiatric in- He said the society was form- ed to better organize and de- velop consistent communica- tion programs for Alberta In- dian and Metis communities. He said the society will at- tempt to promote, by commun- ication, the image of native people on the national scene and create incentives for de- velopment of mutual under- standing and interaction of Indian and Metis people of the province. "A large part of the new look of the society will be aimed at encouraging and developing cultural activities of native people and Indian crafts, arts, music and he said. "We Trill try to procure and develop information on sub- jects relating to social, educa- tional, political and economic issues for native people." Mr. Healy said the society will begin a membership cam- paign, selling memberships In three categories full member- ships sold only to treaty In- dians in Alberta, associate memberships sold to all inter- ested in the operation of the society, and group rcemtter- ships. He said a membership la the society will allow voting privi- leges for elections and a voice in the operation of the two or- ganizations, Kainai News and Blackfoot Radio. Mr. Healy said the formation of the society is another step in furthering the relationship of the Indians of Alberta, "We have developed a partner- ship concept with the Alberta Native Communications So- ciety which is unique to Can- ada and through this partner- ship we are able to promote the Indian people in a language understood by all." Psychiatric Facilities Council Withholds Support Youth Group Gets Use Of City Annex City council Monday ap- proved the use of the city hall annex for the Junior Achieve- ment program being sponsored by the LethbrUge Jaycees. Rent will be based on an es- timated cost of a month to keep the building habitable. The Junior Achievement pro- gram being organized by the Jaycees is designed to give high school students a practical understanding of business op- eration. The annex, across the street from city hall, has been va- cant since the Chamber of Commerce, the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission and the Economic Development Commission moved into new quarters this summer. patients was tabled by city council Monday pending a de- cision by the provincial gov- ernment on the whole question of mental health facilities. Alderman Vaughan Hem- broff urged council to be "very careful" in lending its support to any recommendation by the planning council urging the provision of more facilities for psychiatric patients. He said that any support by council at this time could be brought up again when it comes time to pay for those facilities. There was a possi- bility, he said, that the cost could wind up on the mill rate. Aid. C. W. Chichester said that the planning council was only a "recommending body" and it was the Lethbridge Mu- nicipal Hospital board that in- tended to move ahead with renovations that would pro- vide 20 beds for psychiatric patients. The planning council, he said, was asking only endorse- ment of the principle of addi- tional services for this type of berta has been apparent for some years." It further says that the plan- ning council has defined the provision of these needs as the "first priority" for the region and notes the need for "im- mediate a c t i o although Health Minister James Hen- derson has made no decision on requests for assistance hi pro- viding this type of service. The letter from Dr. Scott Angus, chairman of the plan- ning council, requesting sup- port, says that "the need for increased provision of psychia- tric services in Southern Al- Crinie Seminar Receives From City Hall The Crime, Corrections and You conference at the Univer- sity of Lethbridge Nov. 6-8 will be supported by a dona- tion from the city. Council voted to help defray some cf the cost of the confer- ence, which is being sponsored by several bodies, including the John Howard Society. Mayor Andy Anderson told council the federal government is contributing and the province SALMON FUNERALHOME LTD. Mi STRUT SOUTH f ,t-t i inmniow, J927 PHONE 327.5802 ;