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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta TWO CITY DITTY San Diego, Anaheim. Return airfare from Calgary. 7 day 6 nights accomodation Only per person. Based on double occupancy For information contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, April 7, 1973 PAGES 17 TO 30 ADDING MACHINES LETHBPJDOP OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 Licence plate colors costly CALGARY (CP) Art In- structor Alice Tyler has told her junior high school class- es for 20 years that the color combination of blue and orange is atrocious. So when the Alberta gov- ernment issued plates with orange letters on a blue back- ground, her students at Sir John A. Macdonald reminded her, sever a Itimes, of the color clash. Miss Tyler decided to stand by her esthetic principles and used a black felt-tipped pen to cover the blue. The police replied with a fine for "defacing or al- tering a licence plate" and as order to buy another set. Miss Tyler plans to take the matter to court and said the official view was "rotten for such a trifling thing." She said she certainly did not deface the plates. "I despise tnat color com- bination; they are such a clash. I improved the appear- ance of the plates." Housing standards suspect for welfare recipients CALGARY (CP) About 40 per cent of the city's wel- fare recipients are living hi substandard accommodation, says a report from the city social services derailment. The findings are based on s survey last summer of 247 dwelling units 92 per cent of them rented by the city- occupied by persons receiv- ing welfare. Housing inspectors de- scribed some of the accom- modation as "not fit human and "very dilapidated." In one case, the only heat was from a kitchen gas stove; in another, two bath- rooms served 39 dwelling units; and in a third the ten- ant lived in a room eight feet by 13 feet and cooked his meals on a stove that was part of the bathroom facul- ties. The report, released Thurs- day, said 38.1 per cent of the accommodation failed to meet minimum standards with the bulk of the inade- quate housing near down- town. The survey said the situa- tion was not attractive and substantiated concerns that welfare recipients and tax- payers were getting less than "fair value" for much of the money spent on accommoda- tion. The survey was financed by the city, federal and pro- vincial governments to inves- tigate the rapidly rising cost of providing shelter for those on welfare. The city spent 40 per cent of its 1972 welfare .budget of on housing and the report indicated of this went into substandard ac- commodation. City commissioners have delayed action on the report until they get a detailed re- view of its contents. The report recommended: An effective housing maintenance bylaw Integration o f planning to determine where low- income populations coincide with substandard housing Cost benefit analysis of shelter provision for single welfare recipients Monitorigg of housing occupied by welfare recip- ients. 1100-a-plate dinner set for PCs Details are expected to be announced next week for a per plate fund raising dinner on behalf of Leth- bridge provincial Conserva- tives. Local spokesmen said to- day the June 6 dinner, to be held at Sven Ericksen's Fam- ily Restaurant, will be at- tended by Premier Peter Lougheed and "about six cabinet ministers." Similar dinners have been planned May 31 at Edmonton and June 13 at Calgary. executive The old_and new-tools of the-feode were on display In Lethbridge Thursday and Friday during 64th annual convention of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association. The 1973 executive, elected Friday, Includes: Talc Okamura -of Lethbridge, top left, past president; befow him, R. J. Watson, vice-president; M. L Sexauer, top right, president; below him, R. F. Baker, secretary-treasurer; The latter three are from Edmonton. Equipment worth Surveyors display tools MOVING? OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES Conference set to discuss retardation Recent advances in preven- tion of abnormalities in chil- dren, including that of mental retardation will be discussed by a member of the Univer- sity of Calgary faculty of medicine at a regional confer- ence in Lethbridge, April 19. Dr. Gerald Holman. profes- sor and head of the division of pediatrics, is keenly inter- ested in all aspects of child illness, as well as in preven- tive child care. This will be the final re- gional conference held in this area for 1973. Similar confer- ences are held regularly throughout Southern Alberta under the sponsorship of the U of C Faculty of Medicine in conjunction with local phys- icians. PHONE 'N EAT TANTALIZING CHINESE FOOD LOTUS SUNSHINE FRIED CHICKEN DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR STEMMING NOT NO DEIIVERY CHARGE FOR ORDERS OVER VI ICY 327-0240 OR IMM 327-2297 Dtpol By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer Theodolites, telltrrometers, geodimeters, xy plotters, varitypers, computers and calculators worth in all was enough to give a layman an idea of the in- creasing complexities in the business of surveying. The old transit, link chains and log books are a thing of the past as far as land sur- veyors are concerned and electronics is in, in a big way. The worth of new equipment was on display in the Holiday Inn Thursday and Friday for the 64th annual general meeting of the Al- berta Land Surveyors' Asso- ciation. An estimated 175 members, delegates from across Canada and their wives attended the conven- tion. The commercial displays, which required the services of a security officer over- night, featured everything for the surveyor from pock- et calculators to com- puter systems. EQUIPMENT The transit of old, used for measuring angles, has been replaced by theodolites. The 100-1 ink, 66-foot chain, used for measuring distances be- tween points, has been re- placed by tcHuromeJers, gco- dimcters and distance me- ters. The lop and trig hooks of tables have been replaced by calculators and com- puters. A Geodiineter, pow- ered by a 12-volt battery, uses a helium-neon laser to measure distances. The laser shoots from the machine to a BIACK, _____ pfitci MucnOftrC ACK DENTAL UBfl MtDICAl DENTAl UOG. tower level PHONE 327-2S22____ SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS KEMODRUNG 324-2176 reflector up to two miles away, bounces the beam back, and the machine elec- tronically computes the dis- tance between the tvro points in feet and meters. The ma- chine is accurate to three-eighths of a n inch a t any distance up to the two miles. A Tellurometer using microwaves measures dis- tances as far as 20 miles away to within one foot accu- racy. A distance meter us- ing an infrared light reflect- ed from prisms measures dis- tances of two miles with one- tenth of a foot accuracy and shorter distances to within cue-eighth of an inch accu- racy. WORK CUT These machines greatly re- duce the amount of time sur- veyors have to spend in the field. Then the calculators, com- puters, printers, xy plotters and VariTypers take over to do the complicated calcula- tions received from the field trips and even print out the angles, subdivisions and let- tering from the calculaiions. These machines can cut the office work down to as much as one-tenth the iiaie it used to take to do the calculations asid plotting after the field work. The electronic age has cot the rnannours considerably and helped keep the cost of surveying down. The equip- ment, however, is not cheap. It costs a surveyor at least mow Jo get the basics to start in business. RECENT CHANGES Electronics has come into the business in the last five to 10 years resulting in rapid technological changes in the profession. As a result of this change end the fact that surveying is developing several branch- es, becoming more special- ized, the association adopted several resolutions relative to the educational qualifications for surveyors. The association decided a university bachelor of sci- ence degree or equivalent with at least two years of articles be made the prefer- red requirement for granting an Alberta Land Surveyor's commission by Jan. 1, 1975. The co-ordinating council with the boards of examiners is to revise the present ALS syllabus during 1973 to reflect the broader terms of survey- ing during the process of examining candidates under the present system of admis- sion. REQUIREMENTS Articles are to be increased In length to more closely re- semble otbsr professions. In- dividuals now are required to article for one to three years before qualifying for an ALS commission. U n i v e r sity graduates in civil engineering now are re- quired to article one year and take half the final exams before qualifying for a com- mission. Graduates of a two-year technical school surveying program now article two years and write about sets of exams. Those with no post sec- ondary education article for three years and write three sets of exams. TRESPASS EXEMPTION' The association council, which is responsible for carrying out the affairs of the 'association, decided Fri- day to take action or several pieces of proposed provincial legislation which would be detrimental to land surveyors in areas of time and costs. The council, for example, will petition the government to have Alberta Land Sur- veyors exempted from the provisions of Bill 2fl5, an act to protect private land from trespass. As the bill now stands, sur- veyors would have to obtain written permission from the land owner before catering the larjd for sun-eying work. Under present regulations surveyors are allowed