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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, September 30, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Dateline Alberta Notley blasts pay scale Committee makes recommendation EDMONTON (CP) Grant Notley, Alberta New Democratic Party leader, said Sunday the provincial government is treating its employees callously. Mr Notley, in a news release, said that in spite of a recent seven-per-cent pay increase to Alberta civil ser- vants, clerical workers with the provincial government still earn less than their counterparts in Edmonton City Hall. The NDP leader released statistics obtained from the provincial Manpower and Labor Department showing the starting wage for clerk typists in the Alberta civil ser- vice is a month less than that paid by Edmonton and a month below the rate paid by the City of Calgary. Noting the revenue position of the municipalities is weak compared with that of ihe provincial government and its huge windfall from oil revenues, Mr. Notley said the Progressive Conservative government is not paying its workers competitive salaries. Satellite town proposed EDMONTON (CP) The federal government has a proposal to establish a satellite town for between 000 and persons west of here. Mayor Ivor Dent says. Mayor Dent said several federal departments are interested in having a portion of land held by the Enoch In- dian band turned into a town sometime in the future. He said the question was brought up at a meeting between city officials and Edmonton-area MPs. Annexation vote 'unfair' CALGARY (CP) Mayoralty candidate Ross Alger has asked the province to take a question on annexa- tion off the ballot in the up- coming civic elections. Mr. Alger says he made the request because of questions raised by a secret study reportedly dealing with a potential monopoly situation in land development and construction materials. "I am convinced that it is unfair to ask the citizens to vote on annexation until all the facts have been he said There been no response from the provincial government. Vacation a near disaster EDMONTON (CP) A seriously-ill Edmonton man who was trapped by war in northeastern Cyprus arrived home safely on Saturday and was immediately taken to University Hospital. Nicolas loannides, his wife Iphigenia, and their four children arrived on a military transport aircraft after being rescued from the Cypriot village of Zirokarpason, where they were vacationing when war broke out. Mr. loannides, who is suf- fering from a brain tumor, was "in need of intensive his wife said in an interview after arriving at the Canadian Forces Base at Namao, just north of the city. The lethbridge Herald Weather SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge...... 49 34 Pincher Creek 47 29 Medicine Hat 46 30 Edmonton 46 20 .15 Grande Prairie.. 27 18 .09 Banff..........50 29 Calgary......... 47 26 Victoria 63 43 Penticton....... 61 35 Prince George 53 28 Kamloops....... 61 40 Vancouver.....61 42 Saskatoon....... 31 25 .04 Regina 44 23 Winnipeg 48 32 .52 Toronto......... 67 37 .10 Ottawa......... 70 40 .05 Montreal 76 41 .06 St. John's......61 50 FORECAST: Lethbridge. Medium Hat regions Today: Winds northerly 20 with snowtiarries this morning. Cloudy this afternoon with winds becom- ing light. Highs 40 to 45. Lows tonight 30 to 35. Tuesday: Sun- ny. Gusty southwesterly winds. Highs 60 to 65. Calgary regions Today: Snowflarries with Rustv northerly winds this morning. Mainly cloudy this afternoon with winds shifting to southeasterly 20. Highs near 45. Lows 25 to 30. Tuesday: Sunny periods and a little warmer. Winds southerly 20 gusty to 30. Highs 55 to 60. Columbia, Kootenay regions Sunny today with a few cloudy periods. Tonight and Tuesday mostly cloudy with occasional rain. Brisk southerly winds some valleys. Highs both days 55 to 60 ex- cept five degrees warmer in the west Kootenay. Lows tonight 35 to 45. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Brief gusty northerly winds and scattered rain or snow east and north partly cloudy southwest toriav. Clearing Considerable and warmer Tuesday. Highs today 45 to 55 east and north. 55 to 60 southwest. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Monday 65 to Tar. West of Continental Divide Considerable sunshine and wanner today and Tuesday. Highs both days 65 to 75. Lows tonight 25 to 35. GOOD IDEA! your pro- duct Of III tfW Call Display Advertising 328-4411 The Utltbridge Herald "Serving and Seihng the South PORTS OF E3VTRY opening and closing times: Camay 7 a m. to 10 p.m. Chief Mountain, closed; Crcilts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 7 a m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 8 a.m. to midnight. with help from the government in the form cr rental subsidies, property tax relief or low cost support services, says an Alberta Report on the Aging. The 265 page report, researched jointly by staff from the provincial Health and Social Development Department and the Alberta Council on Aging, said there was an abundance of evidence showing that elderly persons living in the community were leading "more satisfied and contented lives, and feel more a part of the community" than those in institutions. But many persons living in the community were "subtly forced" into because therc not enough support !hem in twines. "An image seems to emerge that a sizeable number of the elderly in institutions feel they now live in a rather restricted, meaningless worid, detached from She out- side community. Written bnefs. reports and studies as well as a random survey of 500 Southern Aiberta senior citizens indicated that home support programs such as snow removal painting. repairs, visits and employ- ment were needed. To combal the "apathetic, resigned attitude to life" of many elderly in institutions. the report recommended a special training program for medical professionals, in- stitutional staff and ad- ministrators The report said current approaches don't show suf- ficient understanding of the need for the elderly tc be treated as individuals, and a humanizing dimension should be built into programs. A network of flexible programs and services is needed, with a "strong co or- dinating structure on a provincial as well as a com- munity level." The report also found that, although almost everyone felt some preparation for retire- ment was required, few had made any such preparation. It suggested an educational program of pre retirement planning be directed at both the elderly and employers. But. the report concluded, "until society rediscovers the intrinsic value of its older citizens. return? them to R waningful role in solely, (he success of any program will be minimal. Conviction protested WINNIPEG About 50 persons gathered in front of the legislative building here Saturday to protest the con- viction of Dr. Henry Morgenthaler of Montreal The protesters, mostly women, waved placards and shouted slogans against .the federal government's refusal to allow abortions on demand Sponsors of the protest meeting said it was one of several demonstrations being hdd across Canada some return on its investment." Mr. MacNeil said some of the findings "are likely to create controversy" and the committee said there is a deep mistrust by the public on the question of quotas in cer- tain university faculties. The committee found "suspicion in the minds of people that the professional associations are restricting the size of faculties in order to protect the professions." The obvious information gap between the public and the university on quotas has created "hostility and distrust with the result that the univer- sity's image is taking a Mr. MacNeil said. Mr. MacNeil's committee also was critical of the provin- cial government. The committee, in its report to the Senate, said there was a lack of understanding between the Advanced Education Department and university authorities and that the provincial government failed to take a "position on setting the ultimate enrolment of the university." The committee said univer- sity regulations require that enrolment in any faculty or school be limited to the number of students that can be accommodated. When applicants outnumber openings, they are selected in the order of academic standing with priority given Alberta residents. Limited enrolment now ex- ists in dentistry, dental hygiene, engineering, fine arts, law, library science, medical laboratory science, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical education, and rehabilitation medicine programs. In 1973. Dentistry accepted 13 per cent 50 of 381 first year applicants. Law had openings for 24 per cent, 180 of 752 and Medicine enrolled 118 of 646 applicants or 18 per cent Shareholder's PWA allegations 'absurd' Getty VANCOUVER (CP) An Alberta Cabinet minister denies the suggestion that ma- jor shareholders solicited the Alberta government takeover of Pacific Western Airlines Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Donald R. Getty, in Vancouver for the Western Premiers' Conference, said the PWA shareholder who made the charge "is so far off base that it's just absurd." Chris Harder, who holds one share of PWA stock, said in Edmonton he intends to file an action in British Columbia Supreme Court for the release of information related to the purchase Aug. 1 of the airline He said major shareholders had asked for the takeover because they expected the stock to decrease in value. Alberta could have purchas- ed the airline for million less than the million paid to gain almost complete control, Mr. Harder said. Mr. Getty said information relating to the deal would probably be made public dur- ing the fall session of the Alberta legislature. PWA Board Chairman Bruce C. Samis says the charge is "absolute "We had no prior knowledge of the buyer and it was not documented until we had agreed on the price and agreed to sell if the buyer was he said in an interview here. PWA President Donald N. Watson said "the Alberta government had never con- tacted us and we had never contacted them He said PWA stock had bot- tomed out before the takeover at about a share which he said was about half the net worth of the company. Alberta paid a share for PWA stock. The Future Home of THE BOLT SUPPLY HOUSE NOW LEASING Bay sizes from Square Feet WHOLESALE WAREHOUSE COMMERCIAL OFFICES SHOPS Call 328-1705 24 Hours Hurry in for the best selection of color TV, black 'n white, stereo, appliances. XL-100 COLOR YOU CAN COUNT ON 100% SOLID STATE COLOR CONSOLE Big. big 26" Super AccuColor black matrix screen 100% solid-state. 31 200-voH chassis Plug-m modules for easy servicing 1-button AccoMatic A for auto- matic brightness, color, contrast and tint Automatic fine tuning (AFTj Instant picture 6' duocone speaker for hi-Ii sound Contemporary Styling m rich walnut finish VALUE PRICE! 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