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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta United Way campaign procedures put to test Monday By JIM LOZERON Herald Staff Writer When the United Way kicks off its campaign Monday the organization will be putting a decentralized operation and new campaign procedures to the test. The outflanking operation, says ex- ecutive director Al Purvis will see the delegation of responsibility from the 1972 campaign chairman to a five- member committee and the substitu- tion of a messenger service for the traditional volunteer knocking on doors. During the last campaign organizational work rested mainly in the hands of one person, Joe Csaki, says Mr. Purvis. "He was responsible for making most of the decisions regarding cam- paign material and recruiting 230 can- vassers who conducted the last cam- paign." The committee consists of Mrs. Elaine Bartel, Mrs. Elaine Hopkins, Mrs. Karen Lawson, Fern Bouchard and Mr. Csaki. "The new system allows more input from more says Mr. Purvis. United Way will operate on two fronts a residential campaign and a canvass of the business section with 180 canvassers approaching businesses for contributions and employees for payroll deductions. "This year we will be more selective in the people we call he says. The United Way has struck off 230 businesses which have not contributed during the past five years, says Mr. Purvis. Canvass of the business section begins Monday when 30 teams, each comprised of six volunteers, begin their calls. The United Way will step up its residential campaign by calling on 000 homes, compared with one year ago when donations came from 800 homes. The residential blitz will be facilitated without increasing the number of volunteer canvassers. The canvass will not be run by volunteers but by employees of a messenger ser- vice, who this week began to drop off pint-size containers to contain residen- tial donations. They will be picked up between Oct. 15 and Oct. 17 by the messenger ser- vice, says Mr. Purvis. Residents who have contributed through payroll deductions will not be asked to contribute again. This infor- mation will be contained in a letter placed with the container on the door. Purpose of the intensive canvass, says Mr. Purvis, is to reach students and housewives, who the organization believes were missed by the system of knocking on doors. In addition, personal letters will be sent to 600 persons, who one year ago contributed or more for a contribu- tion of Door to door canvassing by the former method will be limited to following up donations from this group, which have not been received. Mr. Pur- vis says 25 to 30 volunteers should be needed for this canvass as a result of diverting volunteers to the blitz of the business section. The United Way brings a history of both success and failure to this cam- paign. For four years, 1967-71, the campaign was unable to meet its objectives. The 1971 figure was short of objec- tive. However, the trend was reversed during 1972 when United Way topped its figure of by Mr. Purvis says the objectives set in the past were "unrealistic." "The objective increased a minimum of 10 per cent per year, but I don't think wages increased by the same amount. There was no chance of achieving the he says. Although the United Way collected what it hoped to receive during the last campaign the board of directors did not set a goal this year. In its place the United Way says it hopes to achieve 7 per cent more than last year. "It is my personal opinion that you've got to have a Mr. Purvis says. He says this opinion is not shared by some members of the board to whom he has expressed his opinion. "The board's thinking is they are not too sure we have turned the corner after four years of marginal success. After one year of success they still aren't convinced the community is behind us as much as they could says Mr. Purvis. Money is allocated to 14 member agencies and the Red Cross, a partner in the United Way but not a member agency. Allotments are determined when the agencies present submissions to the budget and allocations committee in May and June, along with the lists of planned activities for the coming year. United Way's share is 16 per cent, up from 13 per cent last year, to cover ad- ministrative expenses. Allotments from the 1972 campaign are: St. John Ambulance, Cana- dian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society, Victorian Order of Nurses, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Canadian Paraplegic Association, Family Y, YWCA, Boy Scouts of Canada, Girl Guides of Canada, Navy League, Salvation Army, the John Howard Society, Lethbridge Family Service, Canadian Red Cross Society, District The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, September 21, I973 Pages 13 24 Local news Using green lumber? RICK ERVIN photo Could this be the greening of the housing industry? Or the ultimate m modern landscaping? Perhaps it's all that un- familiar moisture in the air of late, which nonetheless failed to dampen someone's sense of humor. The paper-festooned sapling sprouted overnight at a house going up in Scenic Heights. Herald reporter Jim Maybie, 34, dies in Calgary Jim Maybie, 34-year-old veteran Herald civic affairs and investigative reporter, died Thursday night in hospital in Calgary Doctors said he died from complications which developed after surgery that Feeders demand help An import levy on all United States cattle entering Canada has been demanded as a solution to the depressed live animal market prices in Alberta. The Alberta Cattle Feeders Association, representing 155 feeders in the province, has sent telegrams to the Prime Minister, three cabinet ministers and western MPs seeking the price protection for provincial cattle destined tor eastern markets Dick Gray, president of the association, said today that unless the tariff of at least per head is reinstated on U S cattle coming to Canada, feeders in the west could go out of business. He said the packers in the west can't compete with prices being paid in the east. Mr. Gray said the high prices being paid for feed grains after announcement of the federal Agricultural Products Board has put added burden on the profit picture of the feeder it now costs 50 cents per pound of gain, up from 22 cents a year ago. attempted to preserve his eyesight, already badly deteriorated by a lifetime of diabetes. Mr Maybie was born in Calgary in July, 1939 He worked for the Daily Oil Bulletin in Calgary before joining The Herald as general assignment reporter in 1960. He left The Herald on two occasions to work for daily newspapers in Victoria and Calgary and came back here each time. He covered several areas for The Herald city government, business and me-licine and also served as district editor and city and wire deskman, Mr Maybie is survived by wife. Clare, daughter, Cheryl, of Lethbridge, his mother in Calgary and his father in Vic- toria. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Attempted mail theft nets man 2 years A 43-year-old Montreal man who pleaded guilty to the Feb 28 attempted armed robbery of a mail truck at Brocket was sentenced Thursday to two years in peniten- tiary Jean Jacques Rochon pleaded guilty in June and. has remained free on bail until his court appearance in Pincher Creek Thursday Rochon and Paul Lukiv, 46, of New Westminster, were arrested Feb 28 near Arrowwood, 65 miles north of Lethbridge, several hours after two masked men jumped the driver of a mail truck unloading mail at the Brocket Post Office. The men, armed with 9 mm. automatic pistols and wearing hoods, were fought off by the truck driver, Barry Beglaw. Charges against Lukiv were dropped in June when the Crown did not offer any evidence against him. Police have been unable to determine the identity of the other man involved Post-secondary education for engineers, not miners While there is a shortage of experienced coal miners in Canada, there is also a shor- tage of professional engineers who are experienced in Western Canada coal produc- tion. Clarifying a story in Wednesday's Herald, Gerry Blackmore. executive vice- president of Colernan Collenes, said Thursday he was referring to professional engineers when he asked the provincial cabinet Tuesday in Lethbridge to establish post- secondary training in the coal industry. 327 unemployed teachers 'not a By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer There are at least 327 un- employed teachers in Alberta who are looking for work in their town or city of residence, an Alberta Teachers' Association survey completed this week in- dicates Bill Brooks, executive director of the South Western ATA. says the survey doesn't likely reveal the exact number of teachers looking lor work because some not have answered the ATA request for survey information There is a surplus of teachers in the urban areas, the supply and demand is equal in most rural areas and demand is equal in most rural areas and demand is greater than the supply in northern regions of the province, he concludes from the survey. Mr. Brooks says some of the teachers who have listed with the ATA as being unemployed have gained part-time employment as substitute teachers. "When you consider that there are teachers working in the province 3'27 teachers isn't a lot of un- employed he suggests He says there are probably ;i lot more qualified teachers not working than are working in the province. But they're not looking for work because they may be working in another field or staying home to raise a family and care for the home. "It things got economically tough in the country we would have teachers coming out of the he says. Another ATA survey com- pleted this month has reveal- ed that or nine per cent those teaching in this province in June are not teaching in Alberta this fall. "Fed up with teaching" was the reason given by 25 per cent ol those who left teaching to take up another occupation, the report says. In addition to the nine per cent not teaching in Alberta, another 2.5 per cent are teaching in a school district other than the one they taught in last year "Husband transferred" was listed by 24 per cent of the teachers as the reason they left one school board to teach tor another. Eighteen per cent of the teachers who left their jobs in June planned to assume home duties. Another 14 per cent left to attend university and eight per cent left the province to teach outside of Alberta. John County will debate horseman's dream residential scheme By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer The Oldman River Regional Planning Commission has said no and some county coun- cillors don't want to say yes, but County of Lethbridge council will hold a special meeting to discuss a 640-acre sub-division proposed last month. Lethbridge businessman J. A. Jarvie has proposed sub-dividing a section of his land east of the city to create a planned residential-recreational develepment focussed on horses. The development, which Mr. Jarvie said Thursday would cost over million, would include 113 residen- tial acreage sites, a townhouse development, a restaurant and clubhouse, an equestrian riding and jumping area, and an in- door arena. Mr. Jarvie, flanked by three engineers and a lawyer, came to county council Thursday to present his plans, which were first submitted by his engineering consultants, Underwood, McLellan and Associates Jason Simons, an associate planner with the regional planning commission, was also in attendance, armed with a brief opposing the development on two grounds. Under Mr. Jarvie's ten- "halt development" opposes meeting tative plans, Ranchland Recreation, the name given the project, would include highway services at the north end of Mr. Jarvie's property, bordering Highway 3. Mr. Simons noted that under provincial regulations, highway services are not allowed between Lethbridge and Coaldale. When Mr. Jarvie and his ad- visors said they would be will- ing to forget their highway- services development, Mr. Simons moved to his strongest suit. Under the preliminary regional plan and provincial regulations, prime agricultural land cannot be The community, located on the east perimeter of Lethbridge, taken out of production. may be able to tie in to sewage trunk lines to be laid between the city and the Lethbridge Research Station and provincial jail, both flanking Fairview to the east. Albert Bourassa, chairman of the sub-division's residents association, and several other Fairview residents met Thursday with County of Lethbridge councillors at the county's regular monthly meeting. Mr. Bourassa suggested that county councillors and the health inspector meet with Fairview residents within several weeks to explain to them the cost of the proposed sewage disposal system. He made the suggestion after Coun John Murray said the council was looking into the possibility of providing sewage dis- posal to the area through a tie in with a trunk line planned between the city and the jail and research station. Ken Blom, health inspector for the Barons-Eureka Health Unit, has said further development of the sub-division should be halted until adequate arrangements are made for sewage dis- posal. At present, sewage is handled through individual septic tanks but at the meeting, Mr. Blom said the small size of the holdings combined with a high water table and porous soil make septic tanks inadequate. No date has been set for the meeting, but Coun. John Nicol is upset that a meeting will be held at all He says the county is playing favorites with Fairview, that in other centres without sewage disposal, the county didn't take any action until residents demanded the service. In this situation, the county is going to Fairview residents and telling them they have to have public sewage disposal, he says. He said at the meeting there might be some residents who will refuse to tie into the system, if it is approved. But Gerry Watson, provincial plumbing inspector, told the meeting that after a two-year-period, few people continue to refuse joining a public system. The1 Fairview meeting was forced after two almost- simultaneous developments The Barons-Eureka Health Unit said last month further development in the Fairview area would be conditional on either increasing the size of the parcels or providing adequate sewage treatment. At about the same time, motivated by proposed expansion, the research station made an agreement with the city to join the station to the Lethbridge sewage system More county meeting page 14. Sewage tie-in for Fairview to be studied Residents of Fairview sub-division may be getting a sewage disposal system The site Mr. Jarvie owns is classed as prime farmland. R. W. Williams, a lawyer acting for- Mr. Jarvie, ad- mitted Ranchland would take land out of agricultural production, but argued that 80- acre sub-divisions, which need no approval, take more land out of production than the Ranchland scheme. In addition, he said the scheme was basically sound but that it is in the wrong location. "The crucial he told the council, "is whether you are going to preserve your agricultural land." A date for the meeting to discuss the plan in more detail has not been set, but regardless of council's decision, the planning com- mission has the upper hand. The commission has the power to approve or reject any developments sub- dividing land into parcels smaller than 80 acres. To Hamilton Dr E. R. Webking, co- ordinator of co-operative studies at the University of Lethbridge, will attend .a conference in Hamilton to found a Canadian co-operative education association. The conference is next Tuesday to Thursday. Co- operative education allows students to combine practical experience with their studies. ;