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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta District The lethbridge Herald Local news Second Sectior. Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, October Pages 15-28 TIBETANS BLOW HORNS holy man visits city WORSHIP WITH KARMAPA KARMAPA SEATED ON DAIS Photos by BUI Groenen SHARING A BLESSING FOR LONG LIFE Tibetan and other Buddhists met Wednesday to welcome Karrnapa. leader of a major Tibetan Buddhist sect, who stopped in Lethbridge en route to Toronto. The spiritual leader, one of a handful of sect heads ranking next to the Dalai meditated with local Buddhists, and offered them a long life initiation. The Kargyupta sect he leads practices Lamaism, a mixture of Hinayana Buddhism based on monasticism and traditional Tibetan demonolatry. Buddhism is the way of life handed down from Siddhartha Gautama (c. 563 483 B. C.) who became the "enlightened one" or Buddha. MONK BURNS INCENSE HOHOL HIKES MINIMUM WAGE TO AN HOUR COME JULY Herald Legislative Bureau EDMONTON Cost of living increases were cited by Labor Minister Bert Hohol Wednesday as the reason for an increase in minimum wages for workers. The minimum wage in Alberta will be increased to 12.25 per hour Jan. 1 from On July 1 it will be increased to The increases apply to all persons 18 years of age and over. Acting on recommendations from the board of industrial relations, Dr. Hohol said people or five and one half per cent of Alberta's .work force would be affected. Students employed part time now at minimum rates of will receive an in- crease to Jan. 1 and an bom- July 1. Employees under 18 will receive Jan. 1 instead of and per hour July 1. Trustees seek goals for separate system By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer A process of determining goals for the Lethbridge Catholic school system was approved by the separate school board Wednesday. The goals' process is to in- volve 120 people, mostly parents, in an effort to main- tain a broad base of represen- tation in the development of a meaningful philosophy that can be implemented into the separate school system. Just having a large number of parents working and com- municating together in an attempt to reach a conclusion is of exceptional benefit to the separate schools, Superinten- dent Ralph Himsl told the board. The process of developing guidelines, objectives and Livestock philosophy for the schools will be "interesting, enjoyable and fun" for all those involved, he predicts. The 120 people will be divid- ed into two groups of 60 people and will include resource per- sons from the University of Lethbridge. The goals' process was recommended to the board by the separate school system's philosophy committee that has met 10 times since its creation a year ago. Trustees, parents, students, teachers, school principals and central office ad- ministrators were all represented on the 12 member committee. The committee found that the Lethbridge separate schools have "no statement of objectives or philosophy" and operate on a set of unspecified assumptions which seem to have a wide measure of accep- tance. Trustee Robert Kolesar applauded the committee's recommendation, that a large ow x The 4th annual Rocky Moun- tain Livestock Show began this week at the Lethbridge Exhibition Grounds with dis- plays of large domestic animate! Wednesday, live sheep were on display for visual judging. These animals will be slaughtered and the govern- ment grade will be applied. The person guessing the closest to the government grader will win a prize. A similar contest will be held today for swine. About 20 animals will be displayed. Tte sheep and swine car- casses in the competition will be offered for sale Saturday at a banquet At 10 am., Friday OK sheep and dairy cattle shows will begin. There are 87 sheep and 61 dairy cows to be shown. At 1 p.m., 80 swine will be judged. At 7 p.m., 53 select 'registered and graded Hols- tein cattle will be sold. A public jackpot judging competition, will be included in the steer carcass class. For fl for adults, persons can again test their skills in judging the quality of carcass of a steer prior to slaughter. Five cash prizes, will be awarded Monday afternoon and Tuesday until 7 p.m. Beef cattle take the spotlight Wednesday at 1 p.m. with m Herefonb judged by Warren Smith of Olds At 7 p.m., 97 Aberdeen Agues wfll be judged by Rob Matbews of Calgary. Oct 31, 21 shorthorns will be judged at 1 p.m. and at 7 p.m., 19 Charolais and 33 brown Swiss will be judged. All these breeds win be judged by Ed Noad of High River. None will be sold. resource people be usW in the process of adopting a philosophy. The school board also agreed with trustee John Boras' suggestion that the two groups begin their process of establishing goals by using the Canadian Catholic. School Trustees statement of philosophy. John Otto named reeve WARNER (Staff) John H. Otto was re elected reeve of Warner County at its organizational meeting today. James Blackmer was re elected deputy reeve. Agricultural committee chairman is Coun. Blackmer. FRANK PETA Peta new board chairman The separate school board .elected Frank Peta chairman for the next year BoW'who held the position during the past year. Mr. Peta was elected to his second term of office Oct. 16 and held the position of vice- president during the past year. John Boras was elected as the board's new vice- chairman. Newcomer to the board, Robert Kolesar was elected chairman of the finance com- mittee and Paul Matisz was re-elected as the board's representative on the Southern Alberta Educational Television Association. Mr. Boras will continue as the board's representative to the Zone 6 Alberta School Trustee Association executive and Mr. Peta will represent the board on the executive of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association. City firefighter labor council chief A city firefighter was elected Wednesday president of the Lethbridge and District Labor Council. Larry Mead, formerly vice president, was named to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Fred Nowak. Mr. Mead is the International Association of Firefighters1 delegate to the council. John Erais, president of Local 70 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, was elected vice president Local 70 represents City of Lethbridge employees. Victor Kanpp was elected a member of the executive council. AD the elections were by acclamation because other nominees declined. Elections for secretary treasurer and recording secretary were not held as all nominee declined. Gns Demers of CUPE Local 290 and Al Packard of the Brewery Workers Union volunteered to fill the positions until candidates can be found. The council also beard a preliminary report from the education committee, three courses for the weekend labor school next February. The courses are an advanced shop stewards course, collective bargaining and administration for union officers. Ranchers9opposition to hunters, weekenders rumbles at forum By RICSWIHART Herald Staff Writer BEAVER MINES Rapidly expanding recreational use of Alberta farmland in competi- tion with agriculture must be controlled if rural life is to continue, an Alberta Land Use Forum was told Wednesday. About 30 ranchers from this IS mites southwest of Piocber Creek, admitted to land use forum program co ordinator Nick Agnew Calgary much of the area here could be prime recreational land and a haven for urban residents. The bonafide ranchers in the district are try- ing to keep for agricultural uses. It appears they are involved in a losing proposition in the face of many small acreage owners who are fast taking the land out of production. The land use forum meeting, one of SO to be held throughout the province, was designed to in- form the district residents of the ujopowd land use act which has been drawn up by consulting firms.. The provincial government is trying to get the reaction of the public to the consulting firms' recommendations and is requesting briefs to be presented to upcoming public bearings. Following his presentation, Mr. Agnew opened the meeting to determine any land use problems within the district He the problems for immediate presentation to the land use forum consisting of V. A. Wood of Calgary, R. W. Brown of Acme and J. E. Davis of Calgary. After a slow start, Mr. Agnew had to call for order several times as ranchers started talking among themselves about aspects of problems be- ing discussed. Order was finally restored when the topic settled on recreation and hunting versus agriculture. One woman suggested urban people nave to be taught that agricultural land is private. She related a story of several strangers com- ing to her farm to ask for several Christinas trees expressing shock when told they couldn't have 10. These same people from the city would be equally shocked if a farmer asked them for some tulip bulbs from their garden. It is much the same thtng, she said. On the question of hunters, Garry Barton said some are 100 per cent and others couldn't care less. "That's why so much land in tins area is be said. Cecil Sbenton said a tot of OK problems with hunters results from fines which are too low." A fine of for shooting a wfld animal just isn't enough." Bin Hlady suggested farmers could reopen the posted bunting areas on their land but charge hunters to use their land to hunt Frank McLaughlin expressed different problem. He said his land has always been open to the public but be may he forced to dose it soon. Mr. McLoaghlin said OK use of all terrain vehicles has been so severe on his land this summer, much of it has been torn up. Dong McClelland, as bead of the local Utrifarm organization at Beaver Mines, under- took the job of accumulating brief application forms from area residents. ;