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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE April Council preparing to resolve municipal power plant question City council may be in a position to begin seriously considering what route to take to resolve the city power plant question in three to five weeks, Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff said today. He said Calgary Power officials were receptive to proposals put to them by council's power study committee at a meeting Tuesday. "We expect to hear back from Calgary Power in two to three he said. The deputy mayor, chairman of the power committee, said no dollars or other details discussed could be revealed now because that would prejudice the negotiations. He added: "Let me make it clear that we want to find out from them (Calgary Power) what their best position is so we can measure it against other alternatives." "In three to four weeks their position may be clearer." Calgary Power's director of consumer services E.W. Smith said in a telephone interview from Calgary today the company has a good deal of work to do on the proposals made by the city, and would be back to the city in three weeks or more. "It was an encouraging Mr. Smith added. "Both of us have a pretty good understanding of each other's positions from a dollar point of view and other considerations." "Somewhere down the Sine it looks as though the situation can be resolved." Concerning investigations by his committee into alternatives other than selling the power plant to Calgary Power, Deputy Mayor Hembroff said there have been indications that money for plant expansion or replacement may be available under certain circumstances. He said it appeares, however, that the Local Authorities Board, which will have to give its approval before the city can go ahead and borrow the necessary funds, will not give a definite yes or no before formal application. The same situation applies, he said, with the Energy Resources Conservation Board, which controls power plant expansion and construction in the province. The CH2M Hill report, commissioned by council last summer, recommended sale of the city power plant to Calgary Power, but several submissions to a subsequent public hearing in February questioned the report's conclusions and called for a referendum on the question. March drier, warmer There were 23.4 hours less sunshine in March in Lethbridge than is normal for the month, however, the mean temperature was .3 degrees higher, says the monthly meteorological Summary from the federal department of transport. There were 147.4 total hours of sunshine in March and the normal for the month is 170.8 hours. The mean temperature was 27.9 degrees. The normal mean temperature is 27.6 degrees. The mean high temperature was 39.1 and the mean low was 16.6: both about normal for the month of March. There was .83 inches of precipitation, below the normal 1.01 inches. The warmest day in March was the 27th, when it got up to 60.1 degrees, and the coldest day was March 7, when it dropped to 13 degrees below zero. The coldest day on record for March in Lethbridge was March 6, 1951 when the thermometer plunged to 36.1 degrees below zero. The warmest day on record was March 31." 1906 when it reached 76 degrees. The average wind speed during March was 11.6 m.p.h. and the normal is 14.3 m.p.h. The maximum wind speed over a period of one minute was 40 m.p.h. on March 4. Grant A Canada Council grant has been received by a University of Lethbridge English professor to conduct research on modern British drama. E. H. Mikhail has been commissioned to write a book on developments in British drama from 1900 to 1950 for the Gale Research Company of Detroit. Just Arrived A new shipment of WILTON CAKES and FOOD DECORATING SUPPLIES We carry a complete selection of all regular lines plus many new arrivals. Call Houtewares at 327-5767 Gardening to beat food costs? Fertilizer prices join upward spiral Just along It doesn't use any gas It's pollution free. But the inner tube's dizzying effect on the driver seems to rule it out as an answer to the energy crisis. Solution or not, Wallu quan, 630 5th St. S., takes his turn inside as twins Peter, left, and Bart Hribar, 621 5th St. S., provide the power. School in works for Coalhurst A "statement of need" for a new school in Coalhurst will be prepared today by Lethbridge County officials and an education department building consultant. A resolution passed at the March meeting of the county school committee supported the construction of a new school building in the hamlet, five miles west of Lethbridge, which is now served by both an elementary and a high school. The new school, requested by the county, would be of modular-type construction. A report tabled Tuesday before the school committee by the education department Lethbridge regional office stated that the quality of education in Coalhurst schools is good, but that teachers are handicapped by poor physical facilities. Oscar Fadum, co-ordinator of the regional office, told the committee teachers "are working under a severe handicap" and that growing enrolment in the hamlet schools will increase the handicap unless new facilities are built. Bill Ede, a building consultant with the Calgary regional office, Chick Burge, county school superintendent, and Jim Nicol, school committee chairman and representative from the Coalhurst area, are meeting today to draw up the statement of need. People intending on growing a garden to offset the high cost of food are in for a shock. Organic fertilizers for lawn and garden have increased from 30 to 60-per-cent and chemical fertilizers between 10 and 30-per-cent over a year ago, depending on brand, content and size of bag. Local home and bulk fertilizer outlets said today price increases over a year ago are a result of world food and energy shortages. However, they expect the prices to remain stable for the next few months. The best buy in fertilizer is still chemical fertilizer in the 50-pound bag, if it is applied carefully and knowledgeably. Chemical fertilizers applied to garden or lawn in too great a quantity or unevenly can create uneven growth or burn the garden plants and lawn grass, local home fertilizer outlets warn. -The best chemical fertilizer deal in town is at the Alberta Wheat Pool outlet at 3228 2 Ave. N. The Pool sells the 50-pound bag of 16-20-0 chemical fertilizer for a bag and the 50-pound bag of 26- 13-0 fertilizer for They both- ace considered to be appropriate for fertilizing lawns. ,For gardens, The Pool has 50-pound bags of 11-48-0 and 11-51-6 selling for a bag. The Alberta Wheat Pool prices increased by about 25 cents a bag over the previous year. Purchased by the ton (40 bags) its fertilizer sells for about five cents a bag less. Prices of chemical fertilizers at other outlets in Lethbridge, with the same content and bag size, go as high as a bag. The organic fertilizers are retailed in smaller bags that are much more expensive than the 50-pound bags of chemical fertilizer. But local home fertilizer outlets claim a 22-pound bag of organic fertilizer covers the same amount of ground as the 50-pound chemical fertilizer bag because it doesn't have to be spread as thick. A 50-pound bag of organic lawn fertilizer that sold at a local department store for a bag last year (5-5-0) is at the same store today. There also is a sharp increase in the prices of store- brand home fertilizers. store-brand fertilizer that sold for a bag last year is now selling for for the same sized bag. The greatest price increases tend to be in fertilizers with high proportions of nitrogen while those with a high proportion of potash have risen much less than the other ingredients. Nitrogen is primarily a natural gas extract and has increased substantially over a year ago because of the energy shortage, while potash is plentiful in Canada. Pound picks up 68 dogs Picture Butte link 4ias low priority' Small businessmen call CASE FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. 8. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 2M MEDICAL DENTAL BLDQ. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING! Phone SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION it thi WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd Avmue South Thursday, April 18th Tims Sid stem Ni Msmra Viking upright deepfreeze (approx. 17 cu. Silver- -tone portable TV; 4-drawer chest of drawers; corner desk; RCA Victor radio-record player; GE deepfreeze; 3-drawer chest of drawers; complete beds; ping pong table top; 2 large windows; trailer door; Viking TV; 2 armless lounges; 8V4 x 12' beige rug; small Astral fridge; twin rinse tubs; good Frigidaire dishwasher; electric mower; 4 chrome chairs; trailer ice box; elec- tric motor and pump; coffee tables; TV stands; saddle; good kiddies car seat; Royal electric typewriter; 2 golf bags; golf cart; lamps; tool box.; welding rod; tools; small vise; small bench grinder; good sump pump; upright vacuum; hassock; cannister set; elec- tric broom; headboard; clothes rack; 2 ladies' bi- cycles; gas heater; good 12 x 14' rug; tape recorder; record player; Honda 50cc motorcycle, plus many more items loo numerous to mention. 1M2 FARQO 'A TON TRUCK HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 321-4705 2nd AVE. 9. LETHBRIDOE TED NEWBY Lie. 41 AUCTIONEERS KtlTHERDMANN Lie. 4H No firm commitment by the highways department to build a direct highway link between Picture Butte and Lethbridge will be made until results from a traffic study, now being done, are known. D. A. Bailey, a planning engineer with the highway department in Edmonton, said Tuesday the study, which will determine traffic patterns into the city from the north, will take about one year to complete. The department will also be working with the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission The highway, and a new bridge across the Oldman River, south of Picture Butte, is not programmed for any definate date and both are a low priority with the department, he said. Reassessment EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Human Rights Commission has asked for reassessment of a Supreme Court of Canada decision denying an Alberta farm woman any interest inxthe farm she operated with her husband. Southern Alberta small businessmen will have better access beginning today to the federal government's new counselling program for small businesses. The Calgary office of the Counselling Assistance to Small Enterprises (CASE) program opens today at 540 12th Ave. S.W. The Calgary office to serve small businessmen south of Red Deer is the seventh opened across the country since the program was launched two years ago in Montreal. CASE provides man- agement assistance to enterprises which, often because of their basic management structure and lack of resources, are unable to engage specialist skills. -These skills are provided under CASE by a group of executives, largely specialists retired from business and industry. The first CASE office in Alberta opened Feb. 1 in Edmonton and 16 firms have so far received assistance. CASE counsellors are paid a day plus expense. The federal department of industry, trade and commerce pays of this amount, plus expenses. The company seeking assistance pays the other CASE claims more than Canadian companies have been assisted since the program began, including: A textiles operation with 35 employees headed for bankruptcy was restructured and "saved." A spectacle-frame manufacturer with 28 employees which couldn't meet obligations despite annual revenues of was helped by two counsellors. A hockey stick manufacturer unable to take advantage of an expanded market had an aggressive marketing program designed by four CASE counsellors. Co-ordinator of the CASE Calgary office is John Oberholtzer, a former deputy minister of the Alberta department of industry and commerce. Physicians A Lethbridge specialist in internal medicine has been voted to serve as a governor- elect of the American College of Physicians. Sigurd Balfour was elected at the college's annual session in New York City. The city poundkepper and his staff picked up 68 dogs and investigated 86 complaints during March. Fifty-two animals were taken to the pound by owners either to be destroyed or to be adopted, for a total of 126 animals handled. Several owners who could be identified were referred to the police after their dogs were seen running at large but couldn't be caught. The pound investigated several complaints about dogs being at large early in the morning and late at night, prohibited by the city bylaw which states dogs must be under control at all times. Construction of the new pound building began during March and is scheduled for completion in June. In the meantime, the temporary quarters at the Exhibition Grounds are being BERGMAN'S Floor Covwings SALES INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Thursday Evening IHII p.m. PHONE 121-0373 2711 Iftti i. Certified Denttl MMMnte CUFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL KM. Lower PHONE sir-am Now is the time to consider Air Conditioning PRE-SEASON PRICES Mill in effect Instilled by Charlton Hill LTD. 1262-2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-3388 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SihuMrt; Bide .'PJSth Si S Phnnp 409S Coulee culprit This.unidentified motorcyclist may be having fun, but he's also breaking the law. A city bylaw prohibits riding motorcycles in the coulees along the east side of the river. Police say cyclists usually plead ignor- ance of the law when caught, but they seem to scatter when a police car approaches the area. NEXT WEEK Send Flowers to all those Super Girls at work IftJUfcwl ftcratiriis Wnk April 21-27 The telephone operator, the remem- ber them all with flowers. Just call or visit we'll help you select the perfect Boka for each super girl. CRYSTAL BUD VASE with 3 Sweet- 4 95 heart Roses MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Marquis Hotel Bldfl. Phone 327-151 ;