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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, September LETHBRIDGtf Workers quit in dispute over seniority, wages CARDSTON (Staff) A dispute over wages has caused the Cardston Municipal District to lose the services of two heavy equipment operators this week. George Minor, who was earlier off work for two years because of illness and a 25- year veteran with the MD, quit this week because council refused to adjust his wages. Then Fred Holzwarth, 33, quit because he thinks Mr. Minor isn't getting a "fair he said. Mr. Holzwarth says he is completely satisfied with his wages but hates to see "the many who taught me everything I paid 50 cents an hour less than him. Machine operators were raised to 50 an hour in July and subsequent to this, Mr. Minor returned to work at an hour. Council, faced with inflated costs in every department, initially raised men in all departments in April, 1974, and then adjusted heavy equipment operators in July. Monday, council, says secretary-treasurer Roy Legge, "made the decision we run the municipality we make the decisions and if some of the workmen can't work under those terms they have to work elsewhere." MD officials say they can't raise one man's wages at this time because it will cause more dissatisfaction However, Mr. Legge says, would like to have them both back. Both are good workers. There is no com- plaint about the workmanship of either." Mr. Holzwarth, an MD employee for about seven years, says he didn't ask for the July increase. Fee for prisoners too small PINCHER CREEK (Special) Town coun- cil recently decided to inform Alberta Solicitor General Helen Hunley that the increase to for prisoners held over- night in cells on intox- ication charges is not enough. Councillors agree they are pleased the solicitor general is aware of costs of polic- ing the town. "But we are very dis- appointed with the measure says Mayor Juan Teran. He says when the payment came into effect, the cost of hiring guards was con- siderably lower than it is now. Council wants the solicitor general's department to assume the full costs of in- carcerating prisoners under section 84 of the liquor control act. At the same time, council decided to seek a meeting with Mrs. Hunley. I FUN MACHINE by BALDWIN TURNS LISTENERS INTO PLAYERS J IT'LL BOGGLE t YOUR EARS T Come see our complete line of pianos and t organs. Rentals Sales and Service. v BERTI SCHOOL OF MUSIC T 2646 S. Parkside Drive Phone 327-0115 OPEN HOUSE Every Sunday 1-5 p.m. for the month of September. Free Coffee and Donuts I Specialists in all types of Engines ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre CUSTOM ENGINE PARTS LTD. 1605 3nt Avenue South Phone 32S-I1S1 "Everybody on the MD is dissatisfied with their wages because of my 50 cents an our he says. He says everybody on the MD knows Mr. Minor is worth more money but nobody dares to speak up. The problem was magnified over the summer because Mr. Minor was foreman of the oil patching crew and earned less money than equipment operators who were fixing pavement temporarily. "He was in charge of the oil patching crew at 50 cents an hour less than says Mr. Holzwarth, adding "I'm probably the first man in history who quit even though he was satisfied with his wages. Fernie man The Herald- District South In Short Minister to be churched FORT MACLEOD (Special) Rev. C. H. Schuberg will be inducted at p.m. Sunday as minister of the Fort Macleod Granum charge of the United Church here. Rev. Ken Morris of Southminster United Church at Lethbridge will service. All church communities in- volved are invited to attend. Mr. Schuberg attended Union College at Vancouver and received his ordination in 1960. His last charge was Grimshaw. United Church Women will host an open house after the ser- vice to allow parishioners to meet Mr. and Mrs. Schuberg and their four children. He succeeds Peter Walker who went to Tofield, about 35 miles east of Edmonton. hopes city Band to be established will help FERNIE (Special) "I can't afford to wait. It has to be fixed or I'll be flooded again next John Mescaniuk told city council recently in a determined ef- fort to get the city to remedy the cause of flood conditions. Mayor Vernon Uphill told Mr. Mescaniuk that "water does not flow uphill" and that the city has no responsibility because the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation originally was against housing in the low-lying area because of the annual spring flooding danger. Mr. Mescaniuk disagreed with that. He insists the city is responsible because it "had made an inadequate attempt to rectify the problem about three years ago." Mayor Uphill pledged that he will instruct the public works superintendent to run levels on the area if permis- sion from the CPR can be ob- tained. Mr. Mescaniuk has been try- ing for three years to get the city to take some action. Players may stage new play PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The Windy Hollow Players will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. in the Municipal District Building to discuss the possibility of staging Etch Me Charcoal, a three-act play written by Douglas Smith, local drama and English teacher. He won second prize with the play in a provincial playwriting competition. Charcoal was a member of the Peigan Indian tribe who shot and killed Medicine Pipe Stem, his wife's lover, almost 100 years ago. PINCHER CREEK (HNS) St. Michael's School music director Dick Burgman has decided to form an adult beginners' band, if sufficient adults are interested. He is also directing senior and junior high school and beginners' bands at St. Michael's. Adults who may be interested in performing in a band may call Mr. Burgman. He says they need little experience to get started. Committee makes grant MAGRATH (HNS) The RCMP Century Committee Fri- day morning presented to the Magrath and District History Association. The money will be used to defray costs of publishing Irriga- tion Builders, a history of Magrath that includes a 30 page sec- tion on the RCMP. The 560 page book, edited by J. A. Spencer of Magrath, will be on sale in November. Alex Johnston, president of the Lethbridge Historical Society, presented the money to Mr. Spencer, president of the local history association. Women's fair set at Shelby SHELBY Women from Southern Alberta and Northern Montana are expected to attend the third annual food and fashion fair at the Shelby High School gymnasium, in Shelby Oct. 5. The program includes speakers on fabric care and selec- tion, money-saving cooking methods and make-up. Also in the program will be style shows, door prizes, displays and a free luncheon. One of the guest speakers will be Dorothy Siegert Lyle. director of consumer relations at the International Fabricare Institute, Joliet, 111. John Murphy, of the Maybelline Company, former Hollywood make-up artist, and known for his work in The Wizard of Oz and Planet of The Apes, will also speak. Nursing home costs up CLARESHOLM (Staff) The WiUow Creek Foundation secretary-treasurer has informed the Willow Creek Municipal District council it does not support a third nursing home propos- ed for Nanton as operating costs have increased. A copy of the letter will be sent to the Town of Nanton. Nanton Town Councillor Ralph Nixon is involved in the project. Senior citizens were surveyed this summer in the Nanton area. Foundation homes at Fort Macleod and Claresholm are not filled at present. Street, runway contract out CLARESHOLM (HNS) Town council has awarded a contract to Everall Construction Ltd. of Edmonton for the paving of streets and an airport runway. The street paving will cost and the runway Work is expected to begin in about one week. The airport runway job will be paid by a federal grant of which will cover engineering fees besides construction costs. Coho Construction entered the low bid at but could not begin work until after Nov. 1. Vulcan committee studies renovation of Main Street VULCAN (Staff) Vulcan merchant John Wolfe Thurs- day night was named chairman of a committee of the Vulcan and District Chamber of Commerce that will study possible renovation of store fronts on the main business streets. About 45 people attended a chamber meeting to hear Calgary architect Nelson McDonald tell how the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce had pushed a pro- ject through that transformed the city into the "Bavarian City of the Rockies." Mr. McDonald could not attend the meeting because of illness. The Vulcan project has been suggested by the Devonian Foundation, a philanthropic organization set up by Eric Harvey, oil millionaire who has given Banff the Eric Harvey Theatre and benefits to other centres. The Devonian Foundation will provide if Vulcanites will raise for the beautification project, titled Main Street, Alberta. Vulcan is one of eight Alberta communities offered this opportunity to upgrade its main street with Devonian Foundation assistance. "I think it's a marvelous says Cliff Wright, chamber president. "You can't lose." Recently architectural drafting students from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, contributed their talents to the project. They took dozens of photographs, measured stores and produced a solid set of plans on which to base im- provements. "It is interesting to know that once people see Kimberley as a Bavarian city, they really get turned on with the idea of trying to do something for this com- says Mr. Wright. "Vulcan, like any amount of western towns, is rather non- descript there is nothing distinctive about it He explains the Devonian Foundation was launched by Mr Harvey, a lawyer. Back in the 1930s he took oil leases for payment for his legal ser- vices. He decided he had gotten this money from Alberta and maybe there was some way he could help the province. INSTALLATION FURNACES 1709-2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-5973 IMPORTANT NOTICE! Nominations will be received by the Returning Officer Wed., Sept. 18th from 10 a.m to 12 noon for the elec- tion for three School Trustees for Stirling S.D. at the office of the Stirling School, also applications will be received by the Board of Stirling School for the office of Sec. Treas. of Stirling S.D. Duties to commence March 1st, 1975. Mrs. Myrtle Christensen RETURNING OFFICER CONSUMER'S PROBLEM OF THE MONTH DEAR SIR: In an attempt to combat rising food costs, my husband and I agreed to purchase a bulk order of food on a food freezer plan. This included a side of beef which was supposed to weigh 300 pounds. After the meat was cut and delivered, we weighed it and discovered it weighed only 200 pounds. What can we do to obtain the rest? ANSWER: When a side of beef is cut, there is anywhere from 20% to 50% waste in bones and fat depending on the grade and quality. Con- sequently, the weight of the cuts may be considerably less than that of the carcass. Before buying bulk meat, one should ask for an esti- mate of how much waste there will be, in order to determine the actual cost of the usable meat. Remember, when purchasing bulk orders of food, the cost of cutting, wrapping and the convenience of delivery will be added into the price of the food. If you have a consumer problem, for further information, or assistance: Write Box 1616, Edmonton CONSUMER AFFAIRS WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 DAY ONLY-THURSDAY. SEPT. 19th 518 3rd Avenue South Nmt Door to Sank alManlrMl Mountain View Mutiil Ttliphone Co. AUCTION SALE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18 1 P.M. Mile South-East of Mountain View Approximately 1000 poles in various sizes from 16' to 35'. These are all full length pressure treated and all new in 1968. Also approximately 3 tons of steel wire and various oJher nJems connected with Ihe dismantling of a telephone line. NOW OPEN Contemporary SMUsFor: Decafs Magnetic Signs Plywood Signs Window Lettering Showcards Banners (cloth or paper) Silk Screening Bumper Stickers Store Display Signs PHONE 328-9403 at 251 12th STREET "B" N., LETHBRIDGE A Complete Sign Service (Except Illuminated Signs) We Honesty Is The Best Policy WE'RE PROUD OF OUR SERVICE SEE OUR ADVERTISEMENT In the of thit------- ;