Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, September 28, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-29 Rocky Mountain residents fear industrial wasteland (3 Year Term) GUARANTEED SAVINGS CERTIFICATES Interest payable monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or compounded to maturity. Member Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Depositors can purchase Olympic coins FARMERS MERCHANTS TRUST A t the wheel British Columbia secretary Ernie Hall is shown this week behind the wheel of a 1925 Fisher truck. Stor- ed in a Burnaby cartage warehouse since 1958, this truck and 21 others will form the nucleus of a B.C. transport museum in Vancouver. The vehicles were donated by the wife of trucking millionaire Aubrey King who died in March. Stock indicator notes sharp drop 309 7th Street S., Lethbridge Phone 328-5548 WASHINGTON (AP) The United States government in- dicator designed to foreshadow trends in the economy suffered its sharpest drop of the year in August, the U.S. commerce department reported Friday. Most of the drop was attrib- uted to sagging stock prices, but the index of leading in- dicators also was pushed down by the largest number of new unemployment claims for any month since March. The commerce department said the over-all index dropped by 1.2 per cent on the basis of figures available for eight of the 12 components in- volved. The downturn, the se- cond so far this year, reversed a 1.9-percent jump in July and" was the largest drop since a 1.7-per-cent decline in December. This left the index 5.7 per cent ahead of where it was a year ago. By JAMES P. STERBA New York Times Service EAST GLACIER, Mont. Vast sections of the Rocky Mountain west the United States last relatively unspoil- ed natural region are on their way to becoming cluttered and polluted in- dustrial wastelands filled with raw boom towns and social misfits as a result of the drive to exploit the region's energy and mineral wealth. Because of this and the continued population influx and the carving up of agricultural and mountain land for housing subdivisions and businesses the region faces a transformation as basic as when the white man first set foot in the mountain west. Long-time residents, fearing an end to a beloved lifestyle, say often these days, "now we know how the In- dians must have felt." Worry over the future of the region is increasing. The Federation of Rocky Moun- tain States, Inc., a collection of government and business leaders from Montana, Idaho. Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, devoted a good deal of time during its 10th an- nual meeting here earlier this month to a stark portrayal of what was under way and what was in store. Using a hypothetical boom town called Resource City, Rocky Mountains, officials of the federation painted a pic- ture of unsightly landscapes, intolerable living conditions, increasing crime and growing mental illness. "It is not the officials wrote in their report. "The conditions described in this paper do exist and will ex- ist in many sections of our region." "We now find ourselves fac- ing perhaps the greatest challenge in history for our region's decision makers: how to protect our way of life General manager of United Farmers, William McCartney, announces the following appointments among management staff at Calgary. STEEL BUILDING FRANCHISE Available for the Lethbridge Area Preferrably to established business firm. A complete line of Commercial Buildings- Warehouses, Hangers, Arenas, Showrooms, etc. Reply to Box 28, The Lethbridge Herald ARNE OLSON Secretary and Special Projects Officer WARD SMITH Personnel Manager and Training Officer JIM SHINDLER Manager, Farm Supply Division RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGER HARDWAREMANAGER Available October Well experienced in all facets of Residential Property Management Maintenance Supervision Retail Hardware Management Hardware Merchandising Excellent References available Upon Request Please Call Lou at 288-6571, Calgary Specialists in all types of Engines ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING WISCONSIN ENGINE Sain and Service Centra CUSTOM ENGINE ft PARTS LTD. 1605-3rd Avenue South Phone Revenue Canada Customs and Excise Revenu Canada Douanes et Accise CANADA CUSTOMS INFORMATION SHOULD YOU REQUIRE IN- FORMATION OR ASSISTANCE RELATIVE TO CUSTOMS MATTERS. YOU MAY CALL YOUR LOCAL CUSTOMS OFFICE. IF THERE. IS NO LOCAL OFFICE. ASK YOUR TELE- PHONE OPERATOR FOR THE FOLLOWING ZENITH NUM- BER AND YOUR CALL WILL BE PLACED WITHOUT CHARGE. MONDAY TO TODAY 0900b-1700h 66200 1700h 2400h 66201 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 0900b-2400h 66201 DU CANADA INFORMATION SI VOUS DESIREZ DES REN- SEIGNEMENTS "OU DE CONCERNANT LES DOUANES DU CANADA. VEUILLEZ TELE- PHONER LE BUREAU DES DOU- ANES DANS VOTRE LOCALITE. POUR UNE COMMUNICA- TION INTERURBAINE. DE- MANDEZ A VOTRE TELEPHON- ISTE POUR LE NUMERO ZENITH SUIVANT ET VOTRE APPEL SERA TRANSMIT SANS FRAIS. 0900h-1700h 1700h 2400fi SAMBNET 0900h 2400h 66200 66201 66201 and the breathtaking beauty of our lands while at the same time sharing our rich energy resources with the rest of our said Gov. Thomas L. Judge of Montana, chairman of the federation. Booms are not new to the region. But many local authorities fear that books like the gold and silver rush at the end of the last century will seem innocent in comparison to the massive assault by huge national energy, mineral and real estate corporations now getting under way. People, fed up with the clutter and pollution they helped to create in sprawling urban belts on the east and west coasts, are moving into the mountain states by the tens of thousands every month. In the Denver area alone, outsiders take up residence weekly, creating many of the same problems they tried to escape. Dozens of gigantic power- generating plants each new one called the world's largest are under construction or being planned. They will gorge themselves with cheap strip mined western coal. One in operation near the Four Corners area where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet, produces clean electricity and dirty air. The electricity is exported to Los Angeles, Phoenix and other points west. The dirty air stays. Enough pipelines, power lines and rail lines are on the drawing boards to make the region look like the home of some gargantuan spider, ever expanding its web Water, in this semi-arid region, is already in short supply. There is a saying here: water flows uphill toward money. The wealth and power ot corporations, subdividers and city governments dwarf the wealth and power of farmers and ranchers, many of whom believe their way of life is on the verge of becoming history as a result. But not only ranchers and farmers are worried. Gover- nors and other state officials fear that agriculture, the foundation of several state economies, could be irreparably damaged. Many people look to state and local governments to control the influx of outside corporations and people Calgary Power Ltd. announces dividend CALGARY (CP) Calgary Power Ltd. has announced a quarterly dividend of 35 cents a common share, an increase of five cents over the previous quarter, payable Jan. 1, 1975. The company also announc- ed it was issuing, to common share holders, rights to sub- scribe for additional shares on the basis of one right for each common share held. The rights will expire Nov. In addition, the directors have enacted a bylawr subject of shareholder approval, reclassifying the current 10 million common shares as class A common shares and created 10 million class B common shares. H. H. Smith Ltd. Customs Broker EDMONTON PHONE 424-9796 .CMY PHONE 263-8050 Uthbndgi Ptioni 321-8141 604-424 5458 COUTTS Home Office Phone 344-3822 INTRODUCING ERNIE HITTEL John Vargo, General Sales Manager of Enerson's is pleased to introduce Ernie to South- ern Alberta's car truck buyers. Come see the All new 75's today and say hello to Ernie. ENERSON'S Phone 329-4444 Pontiac Buick CMC STARTING MONDAY. AND EVERY DAY NEXT WEEK, LOOK FOR YOUR NAME HIDDEN IN THE CLASSIFIED ADS FIVE PAIR OF TICKETS GIVEN AWAY EACH DAY! 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