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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Art Williams Travel INVITES YOU TO HAWAIIAN DAYS CENTER VILLAGE MALL Oct. 26, 27, 28 I he Lethtnrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lctlibridgc, Alberta, Friday, October 27, 1972 PAGES 15 TO 28 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLOC. 740 4lh AVE. S. PHONE 328-71V, Now Arriving: THE NfW EUROPEAN FALL EYE FASHIONS for 1973 Carpenters to ask for 100% wage boost Uy RUDY HAUGENKDKll Herald Slnff Writer Alberta's multi-million dollar ccmslruclion industry may come to an abrupt hall next spring over union wage de- mands. The Provincial Coun- cil of Carpenters, bargaining agent for some carpenters belonging to seven Alberta lo- cals of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers of America, will be dcmnndttig a 100 per cent increase iti wages and a reduced week when they enter Into negotiations with contractors in Novemlrer, The Herald lias learned. OPPOSED Contractors, represented by the Alberta General Contrac- tors Association, are expected to balk Hi union demands to in- crease wages for carpenters to per hour by 197G ami for a 3G-liour work week. Under the terms of Hie cur- rent work agreement, which ex- pires March 31, If73, carpenters arc currently earning per h o LI r, increasing 20 cents on Jan. 1. A contractor-union wage con- Mid in British Columbia last summer shut down llial prov- ince's construction for about two months. A carpenters council repre- sentative in Edmonton said in an interview Thursday, (lint there is room for compromise. The high wage demands are necessary U> allow room for bargaining. Otherwise the car- penters will "be backed into a he said. He said Alberta carpenters aren't looking for wage parody with their British Columbia counterparts "not yet at least." INCREASES The current union wape de- mand draft proposal represents 90.3 per cent of what tlie con- tractors will be faced with, he said The salary demands start at SY per hour on April 1, climbing to per hour on Jan. I, 1976. Also included in union de- mands are wage increases for apprentices. The union wants first-year apprentices to cam GO per cent of journeyman rites during Llieir first year, increasing to 75 per cent in the second, 85 per cent in the third and 95 per cent in the fourth year. In addition the union is seek- ing a doublc-t i m e contract clause for overtime, increasing the hourly overtime rate (o per hour by 197G. BETTER WE ATI! Ell COMING A dealing trend is in sight on the weather horizon but it won't come until SaturcVry, ac- cording to the weather office. Sunny skies lliat broke on the Lethbridgc area this inor ing were expected (o pive way to cloudy conditions with pen ods of very lirjht snow in late afternoon. The clouds should persist through tonight. The high temperatures today and Saturday will in the 3 vins major award Joseph D. Shorthouse, form- erly of Lelhbridgc, was present- ed with a major award during Lhe 1972 Conference of the En- tomoligical Society of Saskat- chewan in Saskatoon. Mr. Shorthouse was awarded the A. R. Brooks Memorial Prize In Entomology for his re- search on insect galls. He is currently studying toward liis doctorate degree at Lhe Univer- sity of Saskatchewan. ALL WET: HOFFMAN Candidates spurn accuracy of survey Ji.v RON CAJ.DWKI.I, Ilcrald Start Writer A University of Lclhhrklg sur- vey of how the vote will go in the Lelhbridge constituency on election day has drawn a pre- dictable reaction from all four I candidates. The Conservative I candidate is "pleased and a little suprised" while Ihe otlmr candidates have discounted the poll results as unreliable. NOW ON DISPLAY FAMILIAR SCENE Ellison Milling and Elevator Co. Is a Familiar sighl lo Lelhbridge residents and has been caplured in water-colors by artist Brent R. Layccxk. Mr, Lay cock, formerly of the Let h bridge area, will open an exhibition of his work tonight; at in Tlie Arl Stu on Fifth Avenue. The si-owing will continue from 9 a.m. to p.m. weekdays until Nov. 15. The 1973 AT RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. PORCHE, AUDI 3rd Ave. end 14lh St. S. Soles 328-4539 minimum wages lo decrease Tlie minimum wage must be The AUMA at its annual con- to provide an incentive go get people off welfare and working, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association de- cided Thursday. Ambulance services discussed Ambulance costs should be covered under the Albcrla Health Care Plan, Ihe Alber- la Urban Municipalities Asso- ciation decided Thursday. The AUMA also endorescd a City ot Lctlibridgc resolution that regional planning of am- bulance services bo studied. venlion here voted to petition both Lhe federal and Hie pro- vincial governments to permit a local authority lo pay the dif- ference what Is earn- ed, and wliat would be paid un- der welfare. Delegates felt that while the minimum wage in some in- stances is more than welfare, it is not sufficiently higher lo provide an incentive for people to work. The Alberta minimum wage for persons over 18 is ?1.55 an CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE MED1CAI DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONF 327-7C2? SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY at ERICKSEN'S (SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MENU> EXCELLENT FOOD if GRACIOUS SERVICE both basic Ingredients for rclcixcti and enjoyable dining! DINNER MUSIC 6 to 8 p.m. Phono 328-7756 for Reservations hour, Lhe federal minimum Is 51.75. G. J. Grinlals, unit super- visor, Lcthbridge office of the department of health and so- cial development, said in an interview that welfare recipi- ents are allowed to keep the [irst of earnings and still receive their full welfare bene- fits. He agreed with the AUMA resolution that an increase in the minimum wage would re- sult in people leaving the wel- fare rolls to take jobs. AUMA REJECTS SHORTER TERMS FOR COUNCILLORS Woman new AUMA president A Camrosc alderman, Mona Sparling, was named Thursday as president cf the Alberta Ur- ban Municipalities Association for 1973. The president-elect, who will become Lhe 1974 association president, is James Clark, chief administrator for Fort Saskat- chewan. Filling out the new executive are Edmonton Mayor Dr. Ivor Dent, first vice-president; Ma- yor Andy Anderson, second vice president and Angus Mac- Donald, Edmonton city solici- tor, honorary secrelary. Next year's AUMA conven- tion will be held in Jasper Park with the towns of ILnlon and Edson as co-hosts. A resolution from the cily of Lclhbriciuc that would have I t ho t orm.s of munic i- pal counci llors to two from three years was defeated, Thursday by delegates to the annual meeting of Ihe Alberta Urban Municipalities Associa- tion. The resolution, proposed by LEROY'S PLUMBING GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-8403 Aid. Vera Ferguson, said the three-year term "is frequently found lo too long a period for a cilizen to actively devote his or her lime to a community and may work a hardship an Ihe individual council member and also result in community apathy." AUMA delegates felt the three-year term, recently insti- tuted by the provincial govern- ment, .should he Riven a fair trial anil thai the election cf an cnlire council every Ihrcc years arouses more inlerest i than Ihe election o( half a coun- cil every Uvo years. THE ART STUDIO 710 5th Avenue South Presents AN EXHIBITION OF Paintings, Drawings and Prints BY BRENT R. LAYCOCK, B.F.A. Archeologicfd society plans special program, The Archcological {Society ot Alberta, Lcthbridge Centre, will hold a special program Satur- day at R p.m. in the lecture Iheatre at tlie Lelhbriclge Com- mumLV College. A vote v.ill lie conducted on sociely charter amendments. The program includes a slide presentation by June and Jim Carpenter abnut the Peter- borough, Ont. rock carvings. It will lake a look at tlie icijc.'d of Maymaygivayfhi peoph and [heir cnrvings. r The computerized survey ol 434 voters showed Ihe Consrr- vatives far in front in Ihe minds of voters. The final (ally was 39 per cent for Ken Hurlburt, 19 per cenL for Liberal candi- date Andy Russell while New Democratic Party candidate Hal Hoffman and Keith Han- cock of Lhe Social Credit each fivo per cent. Tlie remain- der were uncommitted. "f guess we couldn't help hut be was Mr. Hurl- burl's reaction. Mr. Russell said bluntly, "its interesting, but wrong." Mr. Hoffman said he is "high- ly suspicious of public opinion polls." "I don't take much slock in any of these small commented Mr. Hancock. The survey was conducted last weekend by a number of students in Ihe political science department at the U of L. under the direction of David Elton, assistant professor of political science. PI.KASED While admitting he was pleas- ed by the .survey results, Mr. Hurlburt said "we can't afford (o IK over-confident at this stage. We plan lo keep up the pace right down lo tire final day." The Conservative candidate said that, although he has re- ceived a good reception from voters throughout Lhe constitu- ency, he was 'a little surpris- ed" at Lite margin he received in the survey. 'NOT BOTHERED Mr. Russell said he is not( bothered by the results of one I survey. 'They have Interviewed 434 people. I have talked to Ihous- ands and I know the quality of their support for my campaign said Mr. Russell. "If these people get out and vote, Tlie Herald and the uni- versity's so-called poll will eat crow." Mr. Russell said the young volers hold tlie key to the elec- tion "and they are truly con- cerned about the environment and my concern is preserving a liigh quality of life in Canada and Ihe rest of Ihe world. "If they vole. I will win this election." ALL Mr. Hoffman, the NDP candi- date, said he feels the five per cent of Ihe vote alloted (o him in the survey "is all wet. I would have thought it would be more like 15-20 per cent." He added that he is highly suspicious of sucb polls and fpcls they should not be pub- lished during an election cam- paign because they draw atten- tion from the real isues. "If a party wants (o do a survey for ils own interest, that's fine but I don't think sucli things should be he said. INACCURATE In a prepared statement issu- ed through bis campaign office, Mr, Hancock discounted Ihe ac- curacy of such surveys. 'You will find the majority of people will not disclose Iheir (rue feelings publicly, parlly because they (eel il is no one's Inisincss and parlly lM3cau.se (hey may want (o he on what they feel is the popular band- wagon. Mr. Hancock said he respcct.i Mr. Ellon's abilily, hul as far as the accuracy of the poll is concerned, the Social Credit candidate nolwl that Mr. Elton did a similar survey "when ha himself was running for mayor of Raymond nc had it made. This, however did not come about." Mr. Hancock added that if Lhis lype of poll was accurate, we wouldn't need elections. Eolh Mr. Hancock and Mr. Hurlburt said the only true poll, will be on election day. Lelhbridge constituency Where they are Keith Hancock, Social Credit, Ibis evening and Saturday morning canvassing in Lelh- bridge. From 2 (o 4 p.m. Sal- urday at a tea sponsored by at the Lcthbridge Civic Ice Centre. In the cily Saturday evening. V Hal Hoffman, New Demo- oral, in Lelhbridge canvassing this evening and Salurday morning. At 2 p.m. in an NDP cavalcade through (he city. Salurday evening canvassing in Ihe city. Ken Hurllmrl, Conservative, at a coffee party at a private home at p.m. and at Ihe Hungarian Harvest Ball at Ihe Oldlimers Club, 410 2nd Ave. S. Changes location Bridge Villa Sales has relo- cated ils mobile homes sales lot from 1010 2nd Ave. A N. to 02: 2nrl Ave. A N. The sales lot will liandlc mobile homes only, said owner Ray Cliambcrs. In Ihe former localion, travel trailers were also carried. Fight Ihe discomfort of colds with SOLARAY AUTOMATIC VAPORIZERS With automatic Jafery thulorf, moulded medicated wellr one gaHon capacity for all-night operation REGULAR 5.95 SPECIAt, ONtY CAU HOUSEWARES 327-5767 aboul U p.m. loday. Saturday canvassing in L e t li bridge. Nothing scheduled for the eve- ning. Andy Russell, Liberal, can- vassing in this eve- ning. Salurday touring Sprang Coulee, Cardston, tbe Blood re- serve, Hills p ring, Pinchcr Creek. At 7 p.m. speaking at the Brocket School gymna. slum. PHARMACY FACTS FROM O. C. STUBBS While a serious burn can't classed as a disease, it should certainly always be medically- treated wilh the greatest care. You should always call your tjadocior, promptly, lo not only treat Ihe burned area but to guard against serious side effects which can possibly arise from (his kind of injury. And be- fore yon dismiss the subject of burns with the (nought that they "happen only lo others" please remember an average of 1500 or more people die in this coun- try each year from clothing bums! Many of these victims arc children whose mothers either don't realize how easily how cloth- Ing will bum. Loosely-fitting and frilly clolhing is tlie most dangerous, with cloth that is napped or textured also defi- nitely dangerous. And don't forget that pajamas can be a real source of danger around fire and overheated objects. Please do warn your children, as well as the rest of your fam- ily, about Uiis ever-present danger. Here al your friendly pharm- acy (Slubbs. of we'ra always glad lo give you free prescription delivery, just call us at and we'll be glad lo go info aclion for you immediately. Open daily a.m. to p.m. Sundays and Hobdays U noon lo p.m. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Bldg. 222 5lh SI. S. Phone 323-4095 As