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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta IHE IETHBRIDG! HERAID Woilnculny, April 19, W2 bv 1975 TOI; M Itoral'cl .Stall Nritrr I'niiik Smith ot llio travel a n rl convention association praUets hok'l rooms in lA'thlmdye in five years. Ho is confuien! thai the vol- ume of tourist iTjtlic will at double by that time Ui support those rooms, il con- certed efforts to promote tourism taken. Mayor Amloison says [.cthbridgL- will sec 300 acldi- tionr.l rooms within a year, in- cludini: Ilic in room Holiday Inn scheduled to completed next niontli. Construction of the G4-room Heidclbcrs! House will begin toward the later part ol month, developer Henry Orel-1 jitipcr says. He hopes that Iris hotel, by Pliil's Rc.sUurant and House, will begin op-' eration early nc.vt spring. Information received by The Herald shows at least 80 more rooms to be added by three motels along Mayor Magratli Drive, possibly by the end of! this year There are other hotels and motels to be built and ex- panded. ;M Uober, who recent- ly purchased the El Rancho Motor Holel from Mel Feng- stad, says he is currently con- centrating on remodelling, and expansion is being planned [or the future. At least one other hotel along M a y o r Magrath Drive is planned. Existing hotel rooms now maintain a yearly occupancy rate of more than 75 per cent, according to Dan Rover of tho Park Plaza Motor Hotel. He says his motor hotel has no plan for expansion in the near future. Mr. Smith said with the ex- isting 'ifXI rooms, Lethuridgo will have rooms in a year, after the Holiday Inn and Hei- delberg House are operating after the three motel; lional 200 rooms ol Holiday Inn have added CO rooms. and Heidelberg House work "What (tourism i we have out first before making up is by chance, not by pood their minds, management." he "M we I Mr. Smith's proposed oper.lf- tan gel five per o( the ing budget for his association transient tourists to stop in i is (his year, more Ihan Lethbridge. there won't l.'e I double the amount (SM.OOO) enough hotel rooms." Some hotel operators ave four years ago. "Ivist year we sc-nt out less optimistic. They want tu he says. "This wait and see how the year WQ plan to print 100.000 brochures. What we do is to promote continuing and in- crcEising demand for tourist, facilities." One hotel operator thinks otherwise. "Sure, all existing hotels and motels arc making money. But if I linri Ihc money to invest, T would invest in Cal- gary or some other place. AH of. us will suffer if there are too many rooms." in southern Alberta The southern Alberta job1 situation is "pelting a lot bet- says Frank Bcspliig, 1 I.elhbrirlso CanacJa Manpower Centre manager. The a iinoim cement, of the construction of a ?9 million dis- tillery by International Distil- lers i Canada) Ltd. slated to under way iti northeast Lclhbridge Ihis month caused Mr. TO say: to have a fairly good year." Supplementing his optimism, he also said an announcement about a multi million dollar construction project Tor Leth- bridgc is expected momentari- ly through the federal deport- ment of regional economic, ex- pansion. Lethbridge CMC will also open jts separate student job centre this week. In its second year with its own office, the student service will again be manned by stu- dents, he said. All students looking for jobs and employers searching for student summer help will be funnelled through the student placement office. The location and opening time of the sum: Manpower helps train official The Canada Manpower Train- ing-on-lhc-Job Program will ns- sist 27 employers in training 62 jobless people. Locally, Southern Collection Agency in Lcfhbridgc will re- ceive to train a clerk- stenographer. Dwight C. Wil- kinson law ollices in Taber will receive 5700 to train an execu- tive secretary. In Pincher Creek, Queen's Floral and Gift House will re- ceive to train a fbrist, Art's Cattle I.inor Service In Fort Maclcod will receive to train a truck driver. The 10 employers in Alberta who be receiving funds lo train a farmhand, will include Leonard Chappie in the Nan- Ion district. Birch Livestock in Tabor, and John Machielse in Coaldale. time service will he announced later this week. Another Manpower project to he introduced soon will be tho Development Program, which will: -leach job applicants j o b I search techniques; i --involve group counselling sessions which are designed lo assist applicants lo prepare ex- perience resumes. Manpower's farm 'division is also gelling ready lo set up Iho necessary structure to meet the sugar beet movement. Every year, about 2.001) tran- sient workers, mostly natives, are brought into southern Al- berta to work in Ihe beet fields, during July and August. In another area about 275 In- dividuals in southern Alberta have found employment through CMC's training on the job program, Mr. Resplug, said. Through this plan Manpower pays 75 per cent of a trainee's wages. lasts max. The training period from four weeks to a Imum of one year, "depending on the complexity of the job The jobs were distributed throughout southern Alberta. MECHANICAL TROUBLE SHOOTERS Dee Barrus, left, head of the induslrial education department for the Lp'hbridge Collegiate Institute, is giving Peler Kooy, centre antfl Kerry Banack Ihe final prep for the Chrysler Trouble Shooling Compelilion in Calgary May 23. Fleming Motors Lid. of the cily is sponsoring Ihc group and is providing all the technical in formal ion needed. Local students to participate in auto trouble-sliootins contest Two LeLhbridge Collegiate nstilutc automotive mechanic i .students will compete in the i972 Chrysler Trouble Shooting Contest in Calgary May 23 This is the first Umu Lcth- iridge has entered the com- petition, open lo About students in 600 high schools in 10 provinces. There arc 19 regional com- petitions, with the finalists competing in the Autosladc in Montreal June 12 to 13 in (he National Trouble Shooting Con- test. Peter Kooy and Kerry Banack, both Grade 12 students in teacher Dee Barms1 Auto- motives 32 class, were selected lo represent Mr. Barrus, head of the in- dustrial education department at LCI, will attend I lie com- petition with the boys. After registration, the me- chanic teams from various schools in south and central Al- berla wM write an examina- (ion on the theory of automo- tive mechanics. Following a briefing from the chief instructor, the equipment from the various vocational schools participating will be calibrated so it all Rives iden- tical readings. Following an equipment in- spcclion, the teams will be given I'-z hours to complete the competition. In this mechanical competi- tion, teams arc assigned new cars which have been deliber- ately tampered with so that each car has identical mal- functions. All malfunctions are located under the hood and arc related to the ignition, starting, fuel and electrical safety systems. Teams race the clock (o re- store Ihc cars to normal op- crating order, The mechanical part Re- counts for 70 per cent, the written part 30 per cent and a time clement Is vised to deter- mine tho final winners. Fleming Motors Ltd. In the city is (no local sponsor for the LCI students. Flemings will provide all the technical infor- mation needed for the students and will allow Die use; of a new car foL' practise. Contestants compete for prizes, trophies, tools and automotive compo- nents for the schools. The first competition was belrl in May J970 with schools participating. In 1971, 175 schools competed in M re- gional contests across Canada, About two thirds ot (he stu- dents who enter the U.S. com- petition arc offered jobs in the automobile business. Mr. Barrus said the enthusi- asm m Ihe class is great and added that many of Peter and Kerry's classmates arc going (o attend the competition as visitors. Canadian ivelfare worker called martyr' BETTIKA WITH HAPPY CLOTHES, TO WEAR ANYWHERE! BRIGHT KICKY COLORS THAT TURN ON FUN A WIDE OPEN CHOICE FOR THE GET-AROUND GIRL WHO READS FASHION LIKE A ROADMAP! IT'S YOUR KIND OF STORE! THERE'S RIB KNITS FROM PONCHOS FROM LONG LOVELY DRESSES FROM AND GREAT HOT PANTS FROM S19.98. THERE'S GREAT LOOKING BODY SHIRTS AS LOW AS AND WILD ACCESSORIES. ENJOY THEM! THE PRICES ARE ENJOYABLE TOO IN THE BETTIKA DEPARTMENT AT THE BETTY SHOPS! USE YOUR FASHION ACCOUNT CARD! B> RUDY assistance to Under Hie directorship of Herald Slalf regardless of the A. Boon, of Coalrtale, and The Canadian welfare assistant Ray Evanson, of er is a modern martyr operated persons requiring help humanitarian without regard usually require at personalized attention- his own month's proven a recent Herald It's a job that has few southern Alberta which claimed the wel- lasting thank yous, hut Eureka health service the agency pro- duces lots of vengeful backslab- social services unit was dehumanizing, Mr. bing by people who fed an area of saul the story was based didn't Ret as much as lioldinj; sonic unlrue fi'.cls provided by an were entitled client and poor re- In Canada's 10 st-rviccs offered in liy Ific uritcr ttifl there arc as many v. cltare excluding take thp time to check both partments; eacii Ihrey pronfjcd: of a .story. its own working structure, social services; social uhn I'CruiirfS assis- is basically the same as providing comisellin" j any" s In almost fill instances, fjnanoial assistance, and oppol.hmUv to rclate _________ jn-oblems ami fare offices are Mr. lioon rur'l I Ice arena Urban workers COV.XT fewer miles, but this is compensated for by the high a few questions which will help consultants denM'.v of towns mid riJir.s. floon llM'ougn Most of Ilic good wnrk completed by the various nnf.Lire of the problem and what help is sought is found i.s never reported by the but whenever tilings j-n consullants for a new Tlicn Ih.c welfare lie in tile city Most of the people employee day lo meet with Hie Ihc client decides what by welfare agencies arc development do and provide any cere. Init the occasional BO over liic rcsulls of assistance they can. er who should not tic study done on the services provided in welfare finds work marriage counselling, fi- VnuglKin counselling and other liccause social welfare chairman of the areas may be ers arc hard pressed said "almost Ihe individual nnd occasionally lose their be salisJied with Ihe grief. ami dole out harsher proposals. It is difficulty is pron- than they a compromise." ably the biKcsl contributor However, more likely consullants, breakdowns, fllconol- not, they will compensate Jones, Ilillicr and the other social ills their erring very of Vancouver, had affecting man, Mr. Sometimes things in response from said. offices get out of hnixl. individuals" providing philosplv.1 is lo try to these occasions nre cross-seclion of opinion, be umlcrslanding ami noted hy the media and said. Family men not proper hands nrc .slapped commillce v.ill try to cnomih money lo support suiting m quick and a recommendation before i families arc Irctincnlly res u! council ncxl Monday, money arxl oc- Prnvinclallv run vouchers. ;