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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BOOK YOUR SUMMER ALASKAN CRUISE Now Complete information upon request Contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL ICENTRE VILLAGE MALI PHONE 323.3201 The SECOND I.uLliliridtjc, Alberta, Thursday, April 20, 1972 PAGKS 13 'J'O 112 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PBOFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4lh S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Summer is coming. Be ready wilh a pair of Prestiiplion SunglDKCl. oi three articles By nicirAiiw IIUKKE Jlrrald SCalt Writer Does A little more than 13 months ago, clc- slroycil t li c Lclli bridg o Arena, leaving tho city wilh a deficiency in ice facilities. Almost ta- in c ti i a t cly, commitLecs were formed, cli.v began and financial con- ,'iribnlions came in toward rc- 'placing the 49-ycar-oTd structure. By July 21, plans had been .approved for construction o[ '-.a 700 seal ice centre at Ilen- 'derson Park which was com- a new 6 pleted and in use by micl- Dcccmltcr. The construe t i o n of Ihc Henderson 1'nvk Ice CeuU'e, at a cost of gave Ihc city three indoor artificial ice surfaces. The sealing ca- pacity: Aclatns I'ark, GOO; Civic Ice Centre, 050, In terms of both Ice sur- face atid seating capacity, the city is still deficient, as far as most interested groups arc concerneo1. To determine tlic city's needs, city council hired a consulting firm, Phillips, Dar- retl, Hillier, Jones and Part- ners to do a feasibility stndy. The major question the Van- couver firm set ouL to answer was: docs the city need a major Ice arena ttial would scat between and 0.000 people. That study lias been com- pleted. Now, city council must decide it tlie consultant's reo ommemlalions arc worth act- ing on at Ibis lime. There are several groups in the city, and perhaps in the district, which would like to help council make ils de- cision groups which nre convinced a major arena is necessary here. A main concern is (or a fa- cilily large enough lo accom- modate a major junior hoc- key league team. Large enough to Herb Christie, who along wilh Stan Maxwell has applied to the Western Canada Hockey League to bring a franchise to Lcthbridgc. is between 5.0.1CI and seating capa- city. To break even, a learn must rlrr.w at least tans per game, he said. Sid Hall, owner of Ilic I.ethliridge Sugar Kings, says the arena should be built to accommodate no more than people. I'Yom Ihc standpoint of. the Sugar King operal'iou, "protr cb'ly Ihrce times the number of people would have come out lo the payoff games ivilli Red Deer if we'd had a pro- per Mr. Hall said, Before Ihc arena burned down, junior hockey would attract about tans per game, he said. This year, sup- port was way down lo about 300 fans a game. "The building has a lot to do with attracting he said. "With a comfortable, attractive place like in Medi- cine Hal, we could do a lot boiler." Mr. Christie said the chances of getting major jun- ior hockey here are, of course, dependent on a new arena. The league is enthusiastic about locating a learn bere. Owners of several of the 12 existing teams arc favorable toward that tnd, Mr. Chrisllc said. All of the owners will discuss the Lelhbridgc appli- cation at a May 15th meet- ing. "If we con rriiuiiuc lln-m Micro will be an m-cin link here, there will be no 1cm getting the nu said. The Lcthbridge Mum; key Association its support hc'liiiv.i a r< v; :iu'- nn, lor nUhev UHinvut IV.L- son. "If they Iniiltl n the minor I key would gel inuc-h mui r ot the smaller pros i d c n LMHA said. There are niore yminfi hockey in- volved in minor and there are nol ilics to handle Ihcrn ]y, Air. Han-old Mini. Tiia' was Hie past year, v.hcn Ihcre were 150 inoLi? minor hockey league players Hie previous year. happens if there is a simi- hr increase in future years? Tlu- schedule ;illosvs Icani to play one flame ime week ami two games mi tin.1 alternate week, which Mr. Uarinhl feels is not nearly cnoudi lor Ihc young players lo develop Iheir hockey abil- ities. F.von now, Ibe LMIIA use-, the exisling facililics cv piy day of the week during Ibe hockey season. because ot Lliu UfiW. sdu :luling. special arrangc- ments have been made lo open Ihe community rinks at ti n.m. for LMIIA use before fclui'il. Mr. Harrold said. lie suggested the city not only needs a major arena, bill also another community rink. Seating in an arena Is not a lauor as far as minor hoc- key i< concerned, he said, but "a lily this siic should have a building which can comfort- abb- accommodate at least 5.500 people" for various events. "We can't just look al the present needs either. We must look lo the he said. Friday, ice facilities will be discussed from the standpoint of the instant ice council, tho l.clhliridgc Figure Skating Club and tho Lclhbridee Curl- ing Club. Festival starts Fritlav The 42nd annual Kiwanis Mu- sic Festival gels under way Friday and will conlinue Lo April 29, excluding Sunday. Approximately people will participate, and there are entries in Ihe 61 sessions scheduled. The participant will compete for in scholarships and 25 trophies, with several new ones added this year. Winners from Lethbridgc and the other 12 member-festivals will travel to Calgary on the recommendation of adjudica- tors, to participate in the pro- vincial festival May 27. Friday's program at the Yalcs Memorial Centre. St. Au- gusline's a n d Southrninster Churches include instrumental and oratory solos and All sessions of Ihe festival arc open to (lie public. CANCPH RESEARCH Cancer research in Canada depends heavily for its support on ralmitary contributions to the April campaign of the Ca- nadian Cancer Society. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Bldg. 222 Slh St. S. Phone 328-1095 Mother's MAY Nth You can save money on over sens orders by placing your order nowf CALL 327-57-17 FRACHPS FLOWER SHOP 322 6lh St. S. LETHBRIDGE OSCARS The casls of the Soulh Al- berla Drama Feslival participated in Ihefr own awards ceremony Wednesday, Winners ore: back row Maureen AAelieden, Eva Krai, Theresa Reilonder, and Jean Marchi, winners of the besl supporling actress award; fronl row Alber Azzara, best actor; Mark Campbell, besl supporting aclor; and Lily larlcr, director of llie besl play. Missing were Susan Frier, best actress and Wendy Moore, best supporting actress. Pholo :7IO 5 AVE 5 Open Weekdays 9 lo McCready-Baines Pharmacy A Friend the family can rely on! Prescription? Just Cali 327-3555 We Deliver! When you're confined to bed, or jusl when you don't feel well enough to pick up a prescription call us. We dcliverl "WE ARE OPEN MONDAYS" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY ITD. 614 3rd Avc. S. Phone 327-3555 CHARGEX wins award; ivill go to Banff festival Four students of "Winston Churchill Scliool will be at the Banff School of Fine Arts May 11 for a four-clay run of (lin provincial hifili school drama festival. The decision was made Wednesday when Ilio cast of Im- promptu was presented with a Irophy for lir-st play entered in Ihc soulli Alhcrla festival held March 29 and :jn. Winner of tlin hesl actor award was Alhert Azzara. nnrt host nrtress was Svisan Nominations for the positions included Dennis Pn drool and Lynda UosenfcR. The four slii- dents Ilic only four clia- I racters in the onc-acL play hy Tad Mosel. The besl supporting arlnr award went lo Mark Campbell for his portrayal of Pilale in the Catholic Central Iliph School product ion of Cruci- fixion in Modcrnc by Jeanne Rochford. The award for lie.sl supporl- ing aclrc.sscs also went to CC1IS, to Ihn five portrayed Christ in humanity. The win- ners were Marclii, Teresa Rcilrmder, Mniirnon Mclipclcn, Wendy Moore ;HK! 15va Krol. The other nomination for best aclress went to Lyiulri Utisc'iifLil. AdjuniiMlor and presenter Joan Waterlicld also commend- ed Terry Thorn, who designed the "heaiilifnl for Chur- ehill's play. Cliurcltill folk festival iir jsf The Wins ton Oun'chill High School Folk Festival begins at 0 o'clorh in Hie Yatcs Memorial Centre. Ten groups participate1, frnm and dislrict, w-Jth Irophies (o he presenlcd to fir.sl and sc-contf-placR winners. COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 323-7883 case inmed until Wednesday Herald Staff UiilH- The trial of five men clui j vilh causing n disluilKiiia1 al he El Rancho cabaret March 8 wa-s acljoinncil in I.eihbi'klcQ magistrate's court or one wedi. Provincial Jiuhjo L. VT. Huti- son adjourned the trial defence council 13 n! t 13 ma tie application dial tlie charges of causing a innce in n public jjliKi1 be missed bpcnusc pre- sented inriicnlcd admit lance to :he cabaret wns