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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 "WE IRHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, October 24, 1972 I------------------- Aug. shirt for schools? city deputy mayor JL Aid. Cam Barnes was re-cl-1 Vaughan Hembruff, Vera For- eclcd deputy mayor for the next year Monday by city coun- cil. The acting mayor fov the next four months will be Aid. Steve Kotcli. Each alderman lias the chance to be the acting mayor on a rotating basis. One new committee was ere- Mlcd and appointments were made to the various standing committees, boards and com- missions: Alderman Barnes and Ed Bastedo ami Mayor Andy An- derson will serve on tbe new public house committee, struck to deliberate on a re- cent Alberta Housing Corpor- ation report on local housing needs. Health Unit Board: Alder- men Vera Ferguson, Torn Ferg- uson, Steve Kotch and Chick Chiclierter; a Oldman Eivcr Regional Planning Commission: Aid. Barnes and Vera Ferguson; Municipal Planning Com- mission: Malror Anderson, Aid. Bill Korean 'end Ed Bastedo. Development appeal board: Aid. Barnes and Chichesler; Police commission: Aid. Chichester and Vera Ferguson; Exhibition board: Aid. Ker- gau; Green Acres Foundation board: Aid. Kergan; Land sales committee: Aid. (jtison and Barnes. Travel ar.d Convention As- cition of Kontiisrn Alberts: Id. Kotch. Public board: May- r Anderson End Aid. Tom Fer- Commutes appointments re fcr one vcar. group in city The Centurions, 1970 and 1971 Canadian gospel music award winners, will present a live concert in Southminster Church today at p.m. The group will also perform in a coffee house setting in the Southminster Church hall Wed nesday at p.m. They have performed pro- fessionally since the summer o 1971. In being voted the bcs gospel group in Canada ant the Pacific Northwest of th United States, the Centurions have performed with the Ne; Christie Minstrels and the Im perials. The group's sound is an as similation of varied music a backgrounds, entirely elimlnat kg the communication gap, ac cording to managing directo Einar Domeij. By RON CALDWKI.L licr.il'.! Staff The two school Lethbridge will likely oppose one cf the major resolutions to dealt with during the an- nual convention of (he Alberta School Trustees Association Nov. 5-S in Ednujr'ou. Tiie resolution calls for school boards to endorse a modified school year which slarts Aug. 5 allow two semesters cf equal c; tl'o Lethb-idge length with a break at Christ- _ lard ends May 211. Tins would Bob Kimmitt, superintendent Separate School District, said the main thing is to get Christmas in Ihe middle of the school year. He said the present system in many districts of ending the first semester at the end of January is ridiculous. Letlibridi'e schools oucn Au 22 and close June 7. While Ihe 1 number of days in the two sem- esters is not equal, there are Hit same number of inslruclion- al hours because the school day in the first semester is 20 min- utes longer. overly scbool day in the first sem- Mr. Kimmitt "I would personally be opposed lo starting sclicol any earlier than Aug. 15." Dr. 0. P. Larson, public school superintendent, said he would he a little hesitant to start school earlier in August, We arc doing well the way mainly because most parents we are now with a little longer would likely be opposed to it. "There would probably be a lot of static f.'om parents. Many people prefer taking holidays in he said. "The feelings of parents would be the key considera- tion in such a decision." Dr. Larson said (he fact thai August is a hot month would also count against starting school earlier. It would be dif- ficult for students lo concentrate on school work during the long, hot days of early August. "The ideal way to balance out Ihe two scmeste'.s is to lengthen the school day by half an hour, as we have done said Dr. Larson. The Edmonton Public School Board lias already approved an Aug. 28 school year. Tiie change will he made grad- ually over Ihe next Ihroc years. NEW ACT BUILDING The buiiness office portion of Ihe new AGT Building, St. ond 4th Ave. S., U now open for business. Work is under way on Ihe technical side to increase AGT's line capacity in Lethbridge from lo by next May. to look into By WC SWIHAUT Herald Staff Writer MAGRATH The grain handling system and the pro- posed abandonment of rail lines In southern Alberta will get federal ministerial scrutiny following the presentation of a brief by the Magrath and Dis- trict Chamber of Commerce Monday, at a public meeting. The bvief, presented by Harold Boucher, president of the chamber, to Agriculture Minister Bud Olson outlined ap- Minister urges new labor code MAGRATH Better labor- management relations are needed to settle disputes and do away with strikes, Bud Ol- parent Inadequacies in the rail transport system, and pointed to lack of services which in the view of the chamber, is in ef- fect, abandonment. The brief specifically review- that the idea of felling rid of rail lines was to do away tracks which aren't being used. He said officials responsible for the movement of freight across Canada will look at the cd Uie recommendations of j complete picture and come up what is known as the Grain's with the best network of rail Group, set up in late 1930 by Otto Lang, minister in charge of file Canadian wheat board. Tb.2 report of the Grain's Group recommends the abandonment of 5.528 miles of railway branch lines and the abandon- ment of P.-airie prain ele- vators, according to the brief. Mr. Boucher, in reading the brief, told 40 persons at the meeting: "It would seem that the CPR the railroads are son, federal minister of r ilture, said Monday. He suggested a new labo: code so unions don't have lo use the strike weapon to about 40 persons attending a Magrath and District Chamber of Com- merce-sponsored meeting. "We can't outlaw strikes and take power from the unions without exchanging them for I something he said. :Then we would have illegal strikes and they would be than what we have biggest problem. Then came By HUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge has a scattered j shiPs ghetto for the elfcrly. r would uke In addition lo a recently pub-1 beriroom; lished three-part series about1 m some of problems faced by the elderly in this city, opinions The building is very old and eventually may be sold or live in an old fashion- ed apartment house. The van- More than 40 per cent of them listed "rent's loo liigh" as their I tight. It's very dusty and noisy. 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Phone 328-3301 like to live in clean sur- roundings; "The rent's being raised a mosey landlord, and it's a dark basement suite; "We aged should be with each other rather than suffer from alcoholic and snoring next door neighbors; O "Sharing a bathroom has at times been a problem, also .his building could he sold, con- demned or torn dovm at some future date; Q "Difficulty in obtaining Kelp for small jobs at exorbi- tant costs; O "This place is for sale or could collapse. 1 would like to get settled somewhere perman- ent I "This suite is upstairs in old home. The stairs are hard lo get up and it's very hot in the summer; "The total upkeep of the grounds and redecorating the interior of the house is becom- ing more difficult each year; 'This apartment is mostly full of young people who are very noisy. Because of my age looking for suite for rny mother since Jnne and have found the rent al i n this city higher than in Saskatoon, Med- icine Hat, Calgary and Edmon- ton. looking for .semi-base- ment cr ground floor lines, Then a close look at abandonment will be the an-. swer, he said. He said what specific areaa have to do in order to as- sure rail service to prove that there is a need for the service. "If hir'luvay transport is tor. then I ha maintenance could better be spent for highways." He added if enough grain is grown in any area there would putting the grain's group pro-j ho no reason lo emit using an posal into effect without the elevator, either. If rail service gove-nmeut the best way to move the lie then cited several ex- amples of elevators in the BOQ- square mile district that were either full of grain with no re- cent service by the rail com- pany or centres with elevators which aren't in use, He told Mr. Olson that farm- ers were being forced to haul grain to Cardston, a distance ticn of 20 miles because of the full elevators. i Mr. Obon reassured the grain from that elevator into export position, then the rail service would bs used. He sires s cd that until the whole picture was assessed and the government was able to evaluate nil studies, done on the matter, no firm position would ba taken on either ques- nothing unless you can afford and up. "Tliis week she is moving into a basement suite at per month. It lacks washing facili- ties, is heated by ceiling heat and does not have a bathtub. Vc-iy few basement suites con- tain a bathtub "I hope, in some way this etter vail help p oint out the seriousness of rental conditions in Lcthbridge for the elderly, particularly widows." Another letter, one of many received by Mr, LeBaron stated: "When I came the suite was in good condition but now they (lanolords) take care of noth- worse now.11 He said he is not in favor of bringing in laws to make peo- ple do somcthing they don't want to do. Patting the federal deport- ment on the back, Mr. Olson said there are literally hund- cds of strikes that didn't hap- >en because the department ried to settle the contracts be- fore they ran out. On the question of capital punishment, Mr. Olson said it important for government So bring back a measure to deal with terror ism, violence and civil disorder. "It is no longer comforting to say violent events only hap- pen in other countries (hey are happening in he said, Mr. Olson told one youth in the audience that no govern- ment ought to offev an iron- clad guarantee to provide ex- actly the right job for every I go to sicep early; "Rent's increasing stairs falling plaster lousy neighbors "and the list continues. LETTERS Don LoBaron, administrator of the Green Acres Foundation, recently cited more detailed cases of pensioners' plight when asking city council for more senior citizens homes. Letters received at his of- fice read: pleased lo hear effort for the elderly single per- son. gathering that the recommen- dation was only one of two or three set out in the original paper. He pro mi sed the far me rs that lie would look into the sit- uation. "If farmers are being denied quota allocations, if they are being denied a reason- able chance to haul their crops, the situation will be corrected. "If the elevators are func- tioning, they should be operat- ed right." He stress ed (hat the rai 1 lines couldn't be abandoned be- cause of a freeze on applica- tions to abandon Lines until after 3075. "The railroads need not even apply to abandon rail lines after he said, "And hopefully we will have some rational system by then." Mr. Olson told one farmer in southern Alberta. Library plans history of south area The University of Lethbridge is collecting writings on the history of life of southern Al- berta and its people. The collection is expected to be completed by next sum- mer and it is aimed at getting the U cl L library on the road lo becoming the research and information centre of southern Alberta. A wide variety of writings in- cluding letters, monographs, pamphlets and periodicals will be part of the collection. When completed, the eollec- lion will be available to anyone ales forn m at Taber Federal candidates in the Medicine Hat riding will be at a public all-candidates forum Wednesday at 8 p.m. at W. H. Myers School, Tahc The candidates are: Rert Margrave, a rancher, Pro- gressive Conservative; B u t! Olson, -17, minister of agricul- ture, Ihe incumbent. Liberal; VVillard P.ixman. 47. farmer Social Credit; and Txivvis Toole, 43, union Ke v Demo- cratic Party. i n g except A Dire person entering the cies such as flocxied market. or basements because of should be enough jobs, out plumbing, or shaving economic activity so the door when it doesn't arc there for the young when th ey want th em "B. The plaster is in said. poor condition that I told a young girl there paint the waJls or even too many specialized them. It is cold in the and that the educa- The place is for sale. system should he turning people call it the graduates with training "C. 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