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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16-THE LETHBRIDGE Thursday, April 18, 1974 NORTH DUPLEXES OKAYED A feel of spring Making good use of the Easter break to really get the feel of pleasures of seasons past, spring, this gangly group of legs rediscovers the nearly-forgotten Budget cuts may force Wheat board cutbacks in city projects outlines options BILL GROENEN photo By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer City council's cut in preventive social services funding may mean program and staff cutbacks in several city projects. Spokesmen for most of the seven PSS projects approved by council admit, however, they won't know for sure what effect the cut will have on DURALEX SEAFOOD DISHES Can be used as dessert server and small vege- table bowl. LIMITED QUANTITY Reg. SPECIAL 98 Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN 606 608 3rd Ave. S. them until they talk to community services director Bob Bartlett. Council left it up to Mr. Bartlett to determine where the will be taken off, no easy task since original budgets submitted by the individual organizations were already trimmed once by the Community Services Advisory Committee. Mr. Bartlett said Wednesday the budgets will have to be reviewed diligently in an attempt to make the reduction. "I really don't know where the reductions will come from Dtntll Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL ILM. PHONE 327-212} BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Tnurtday Evaning (ill 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 2716 12th Ave. S. COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 at the he said. The seven projects affected and their budgets as they stand now with last year's expenditures in brackets are: Pre school services Golden Mile Drop- In Centre Lethbridge Society for Meals on Wheels Centre for Personal and Community Development Home Makers Services CPCD Counselling Services Birth Control and Information Centre North Lethbridge Child Development Centre (new According to one source, the Lethbridge projects could be further financially restricted by the provincial government, because the city is the only- centre that hasn't yet submitted its. preventive services budget to Edmonton. The deadline was Feeb. 15 and because all other centres have had their budgets in for some time, the' city's could end up being low on the provincial government priority list, the source said. The province provides 80 per cent of the funding and last year said its PSS finances were severely strained by the growing number of projects being submitted. Council was called irresponsible by some local project spokesmen in that it approved all the projects and then turned around and refused them all the money they said they need to carry out their programs. for feed grains By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer WINNIPEG Government control of domestic and export feed grains has been proposed by the Canadian Wheat Board. The wheat board revealed here today a new option for its long term feed grains policy which will also include use of the commodity futures market, on a regular basis. Present federal proposals for the policy call for a freeing of the domestic feed grains market to allow farmers to sell their grain directly to buyers anywhere in Canada, outside the quota system. Farmers would also be allowed to charge the current market price for feed grains' for domestic use, while the wheat board will continue to be the only buyer of feed grains for the export market. A third option would make the wheat board the sole buyer and seller for all prairie feed grains. The new option would establish a domestic feed grains market according to domestic supply and demand, with wheat board maintaining control of all exported feed grains. The wheat board recently removed feed grains from the commodity futures market. This meant livestock feeders could no longer buy cattle for their feedlots and be assured of a supply of feed grains at a set future price. They could not protect themselves against future feed grains price fluctuations. With the new option, the board would sell on the futures market on a regular basis, making feed grain available to feeders at a set price on a given day for delivery in the future. Law reformer to speak The chairman of Canada's law reform commission will be the guest speaker at the annual meetings of the John Howard Society of Canada and Alberta in Edmonton May 3 to 5. Mr. Justice E. Patrick Hartt of the Ontario High Court of Justice and chairman of the law reform commission since its founding in 1971, will speak on "Issues in Criminal Law Reform" at a public meeting May 4. Mr. Justice Hartt has said society is getting no benefit out of the present criminal LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. Commercial Refrigeration Specialists WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 11th Street South Phone 328-4333 Celebrate Your Special Occasions a! Ericksen's! SAFETY GLASS STORE FRONTS RESIDENTIAL REPLACEMENTS ADVANCE Glass 6 Aluminum Co. justice system. He says he is trying to turn his commission into an open forum of the law by spurring public debate. raised The Calgary Philharmonic's concert Wednesday, sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association, was a success and the orchestra received only praise from the audience, CMHA director Jesse Snow said today. Ms. Snow said about 350 people attended with more than going to the CMHA. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwart Bldg 222 5th St S Phone 328-4095 Construction of 11 duplexes on the north side was approved by the Municipal Planning Commission Wednesday. The duplexes will be built by Engineered Homes in the 2000 and 2100 blocks on 23rd Street N. The planning commission also okayed a mobile home retail sales outlet at 2101 2nd Ave. N., and tabled an application to construct a "Mr. Mike's" restaurant at 524 13th St. N. at its regular Wednesday afternoon meeting. Also approved by the commission were single-family houses at 1638 Scenic Heights to be built by Boychuck Construction Lid. and a single-family house at 2153 Palm Rd. to be built by Parade Homes Ltd. An application by Fiorino Homes to build a duplex at 400 12th St. N. was tabled. Greenhouse industry doubled in past year An experimental greenhouse heated by hot water waste of the Sundance Creek power plant on Lake Wabamun near Edmonton may one day lead to low cost heating for greenhouses in Southern Alberta. A. 0. Olson, director of the Alberta Horticultural Research Centre at Brooks, told The Herald Wednesday this was the long range reason the centre has an experimental greenhouse at Lake Wabamun. He said when thermal stations are developed in Southern Alberta he hoped greenhouses would be constructed to use the hot water waste of these stations for economical heating. Dr. Olson was in Lethbridge for a seminar at the Lethbridge Research Station. He said there is also considerable sunlight in Alberta which helps the industry. He just returned from Ontario and while there noticed Alberta greenhouse crops were a week to 10 days ahead of Ontario's. He said the nursery industry in the province has also doubled in the last year and the bedding plant industry was doing very well. He said Albertans use flowering plants more per capita than anywhere in North America. Another industry that is going places is the small fruit industry. ''Pick your strawberries" operations were really doing well. One operation made per acre on 14 acres, he claimed. He said there were heavy acreages of strawberries and raspberries throughout the province. He predicted that one day these small fruit operations may become commercialized for the making of jams and jellies. One area that was not going well was hydroponic gardening. This is the use of gravel instead of soil in greenhouse operations. The plants get all their nutrients from the water they are given. D. Olson said there were very few people making money at it. The Brooks centre has discontinued its breeding programs for tomatoes and potatoes, Dr. Olson reported. He said there weren't enough tomatoes in Alberta to warrant continuing with the program. He said the breeding programs for potatoes were being shut down because the FURNACES (IN STOCK) SHEET METAL WORK POWER HUMIDIFIERS AIR CONDITIONING by Alcon Refrigeration 2214 -43rd St. S. Phone 327-5816 For all your HYDRAULIC NEEDS This FRIDAY and SATURDAY EVENING The 4 K's 8 to 12 p.m. No Cover Charge Sunday FAMILY DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FAMILY DINING 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MENU) IN THE OLD TRADITION OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY u PHON" 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS! let our factory trained peraonnel aaalat you In Ing to your OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 238 36 St. North Phone 327-1571 or contact the "OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. centre didn't have the funds to carry on the size of a program that would be successful. In 1972, Alberta had acres of potatoes in production, acres of fresh vegetables, acres of processed vegetables, acres of vegetable seeds, 72 acres of greenhouses. acres of nurseries and acres of sod. Revenue from potatoes was million, from fresh vegetables million, from processed vegetables from vegetable seed from greenhouses million and from nursery, sod and garden centers million. Dr. Olson reported the staff at the centre had doubled in the last year and there had ,been about million in new 'facilities added. Factory needs sugar beets Canadian Sugar Factories Company is acres short of its objective of contracting acres for sugar beets, says its general manager. "We recognize that sugar beets as a cash crop has strong competition at present from grains and oil seeds but recent increases in sugar prices should make sugar beets very Dwight Purdy says. "If the present world sugar prices are maintained the growers' returns from the 1973 crop could be in the per-ton range and similar returns could be anticipated for the 1974 crop. Mr. Purdy says anyone with a yield of 15 tons per acre would have an attractive crop. Anyone interested in growing sugar beets should contact a CSF fieldman at Taber, Coaldale, Picture Butte, Lethbridge or Raymond. Peigans will contest princess title Women from the Peigan Reserve at Brocket will compete May 1 for a chance to represent that reserve at the provincial Indian Princess pageant in Calgary May 16. The Indian princess contest, sponsored by the Napi Friendship Centre in Pincher Creek, is designed to promote Indian cultural traditions, says John Fletcher, Napi executive director. Contestants, who must be native, single and between 18 and 25 years-old, will be judged according to appearance in native and modern dress, skill in answering questions and ability to deliver a three- minute speech. More information is available from the Napi Friendship Centre, in Pincher Creek. FOX DENTURE CLINIC EM 1922 PHONE 327-8565 E. 8. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDQ. 'flRT STUDIO ON FlPTW OVENUE ART GALLERY ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINCE 1958 710 5 AVE S lETHftftlDCE-AlTA HEINO DEEKEN Manager Just Arrived! a new shipment of FOLIAGE PLANTS and GLADIOLI BULBS FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th St. S. Phones: 327-2666 or 327-5747 Cancer Can Be Beaten! CANCER SUNDAY APRIL 21st Volunteers will be calling at homes in Lethbridge, Foremost and Milk River 9 between the hours of... and p.m. If not called upon by p.m. Phone 327-5452 and a stand-by volunteer will pick up your donation. THE CANCER SOCIETY HASN'T CALLED AT YOUR DOOR IN 74. ;