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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BOOK YOUR SUMMER ALASKAN CRUISE Now Complete information upon request Contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL PHONE 328-3201 SECOND SECTION Lelhbridfjc, Friday, April 21, 1972 PAGES 13 TO 25 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL 81DG. 740 41h AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, AlBERTA Summer is coming. Be ready o pair of Prescription Sunylasscs. Second of three articles By UIC'IIAUn S1URKK ilcrald Staff Writer If the arena -fire March 10, did one good thing, it was to illus- t r a I c the lack of ice facilities in t h e city which exist- ed even hc- fore flames I levelled the old structure. One month after the fire, the Instant Ice Council consisting of citizens vitally concerned with the problem, n.ot logelhcir to provide a unifying force (or all inter- ested people and service groups in the the common cause." The group initiated a ma- jor houso-lo-housc drive cov- ering homes with a two- fold purpose: to determine if the people of I.cthbi idge would support construction of a major arena; and to gather proof of that support in the form of dollars. The support was there and so were (he dollars nf them. The "gimmick" used by the Instant Ice Council was to sell a brick, which would be part of a feature wall with the name of each contributor inscribed, to be put up in a new arena. The bricks sold for dollars each. About 81) people bought bricks. The local service elubs have pledged support. A contribution will come from the Kinsmen Club. The Lions Club has said it will provide an organ and sound system for the arena. The Green Acres K i w a n i s Club has pledged for a clock. The council's sole interest is in promoting a large, new arena for the city. Several other dubs have said they will contribute to projects related to the arena, but so far have been unspc- cific. The support has been sub- stantial, but not overwhelm- ing, says Jim Bole, chairman of the instant Ice Council. Most of the people contact- ed during the house-to-house drive, for example, agree there should be an arena. However, there are mixed emotions as to where it might best be located and to what uses it might be put Mr. Hole said. A canvass of local busi- nesses was unsuccessful be- i-ause the businessmen "wont- :xl to know, what the money :.s going for, be ;aid. When the decision is made lo go ahead with an arena, the business canvass will re- sume Tiie ice council's view is Lliat an arena should be big enough, a minimum of scats, to attract major junior hockey. Tlicre is an emphasis, how- ever, on the arena being a multi purpose facility, one which can be used the year around. Some of the suggest- ed uses, other than for hoc- key, include indoor rodeos, circuses, car and boat shows, basketball, national figure skating competition and the Macdonald's li r i e r curling championships. On that last event, John Forresl, secretary treasur- er of the Lelhbridge Curling Club disagrees, "The brier usually only goes to major centres. It should come to Al- berta every 10 years and when it does, Calgary and Edmonton fight for it." The brier is the only curl- ing event which would require a major arena to handle the number of fans attending. Other championships, nation- al or local, don't attract that many fans, Mr. Forrest said. As for local curling, "the fa- cilities here are quite ade- he said. Tlicre are about 550 mem- bers in the club and 300 non- members who also use the Civic Ice Centre in various leagues. Enthusiasm for curl ing has dropped off in rece-nl years, however. The Civic Ice Centre should last at least another years. Mr. Forrest said, although the pipes for ice making may need replacing before much longer. we (the cily) defin- itely have to have a new are- with a minimum sratim; capacity of he said. "Medicine Hat has proven the atlrac.ion of an arena and junior hockey." The Lcthbi idge Figure Skat- ing Club, on the other hand, could use ati arena for figure skaters and to attract higher calibre skaters from across the country. Sonja Ja- cobson, former professional at ihe club, an arena is more important for hockey, bov.evrr. The figure skating club has numbers and the group is grov.iiuj in numbers each yum'. rever seem to have enough ice Mrs. Ja- i ulisun savs. When the club "with other groups the province, the local rbildn-n lire up against cum- IT'itors v.iio "are on the ice lUiiiv." Here, the club i.s .-Tlujcliilccl for only 15 hours a week at the Civic Ice Cenlte. There i Ofh Avc. S.? OF COURSE! Open daily a.m. to p.m. Sundays and Holidays p.m. to p.m. ami p.m. to p.m. FOLK FESTIVAL Approximately 350 people attend- ed Ihe Winston Churchill High ScSiool Folk Festival Thur day 1o watch ten entries perform. Above Jan Mitchell of Lein bridge entertains with Jon I Mitchell's Both Sides Now, Winner was Scoll Wosley of Welling, Second place went to a group from WCHS which included Sherry Gel dert, Deb Grey, Marg Marus, Marilyn Nakama, Gay Plomp end Deb Schroeter. The adjudicators, Lily Larter and Sheila Pisko awarded Mick Muraki of Raymond an honorable mention. Kerber Photo in ci Th c cily'.s annual clean-up campaign will begin RELIEVfcS GAS PAINS 1971 Super-beetle New car warranty off 1970 CHEVEUE MALIBU SUPER SPORT equipped. 1966 FORD V8 Aulomalic A-l condition. 3rd Avo. ant) Si. Sclci 328-4539 Cor lol 328.4354 May 1. lo run through May 1U. The engineering dcnarlmenl asks that residents p'uL their S. -May VI, 15 ami Hi; burning barrels and containers n Xorlh of the OP next lo liie lanes for empty- Rail Iracks between loth SI. ing. Rubbish should be placed j and 28th St. N., May 17, ill and in boxes or plastic bags, when possible, for the campaign. j The rear of each resident's j properly should be checked be- fore the pick-up date to make: .sure there are no valuables which could hr taken by mis- lake. Crews will not pick up dirt, large tree trunks hedge out- lings, construction and building wastes, concrete or oilier sim- ilar materials. When the campaign is over, burning barrels must be kept within Ihe resident's properly. If the barrels arc left in the Bv TIM MAYB1E slightly m o r e than 25 acres. Most secondary industries Herald Slaff Writer Mr. Underwood said his firm are already established in tns Construction of an Sll mil- a five-year option on an u r c a but the city's economic lion distillery in norlheasl j additional 23 acres to Ihe east development department is Lelhbridge is scheduled to of its present properly, for fir looking into the feasibility ot start the middle of June with lure expansion. having a box manufacturing completion (be end of August.! Byproducts from the plant plant locale here to serve the 1973, project principals said; (VJH hc a dried, high protein distillery, meat packing plants here Thursday. feed for cattle or fowl. Mr. Un- an" olhei.-. _____ a short visit lo Lcth- dprwood was very definite that i the feed would not turn cow? or birds into drunks, that it was dry feed with no alcoholic con- bridge were president of tiller Phil Underwood, International Dis- (Canada) Ltd. and R. A. CBob) Gold, director in charge of Canadian and other over- seas operations for Interna- tional Distillers and Vintners Ltd. of London, England, the parent company. Tenders have been called for the distillery equipment, the men said, ant! the initial equip- ment will he on site by the mid- dle of June. Mr. Underwood said peak employment will be reached in October, 1972, but was not cer lain how many men would be involved. During initial production the plant will use about bushels of southern Alberta ;rain, Increasing to mshels when the plant hits full production three years afler opening. The grain will be mill- ed, cooked and processed in the plant. Full production will produce two million gallons ot high- proof liquor R year. Initial production will be Ca- nadian whisky, vodka and sev- eral lines of gin. While gin and vodka will be on the market al- most immediately after starl- up, whisky will be aged four to eight years before being sold. So. it will he some time in 1977 before the locally-pro- duced whisky can be sampled. The first stage of construc- tion involves square feel of concrete block and siding building. The two units will in- clude a warehouse for holding MO barrels of whisky in three cells of barrels each and the integrated distil- lery itself where the mashing, brewing, distillation and pack- aging is done. Additional warehousing, lo built in about two years at a cost of million, will re- sult in total capital costs of million for the first phase of development. The SlOO.OWl plant tent. I n addition t o Canadian CORPORATE DIVORCE George Means', AFL CIO president says: "The trouble with a lot of collective bargain- whisky, gin and vodka, Ihe dis- j mg js a contract is lillery may also produce a! signed, the two sides sort of nmi. with imported ingredients. cct divorced. They don't see Mr. Underwood confirmed. cnc. another. They don't even Brand n a m c s for the prod- (0 me another until Ihrea nets have not been decided. vears later when they meet Lethbridge was selected for the plant site because it is ideally located to (he west coast and west and mid-west U.S. markets, it Ins (ha neces- sary good-quality water, good and is in the grain-growing again, and they have an ad- versary sittiation. I think Ihat is one of the things we have to overcome." centre of the area. City coffers will be swelled by about SGO.OOr} a yer.r m tax- es from Ihe distillery during its fir.sl phase of construction, Mr. Underwood said. Producl will he shipped from Lethbridge by rail car and tanker and by highway tanker trucks, hc said. Glass bottles will come from Hedcliff. near Medicine Hal and from the Okanagan. When in full proeluclion. Ihe plant is slated lo employ 53 persons, most of whom will be hired locally. Another 150 scr- iobs arc expected to created by Ihe development. JUST RECEIVED! A Fresh Shipment Ol No. 1 Quality ONION SETS SSop Ea.ly Whils Stock I: Bcsll Also a complete stock of McKenzie and Steels Briggs Seeds Cnll Gardening 327-5767 An approximate schedule for pick-up has been set: 1 South of the CP Fiail tracks and wesl of 1Mb St. S., May I, 2 ami 3; 2 South of the CP Rail tracks between Kith St. S. and Mayor Magrath Drive, May 4, 5 and 8; 3 South of the CP Rail (racks between Mayor Ma- gratli Drive and SI. S., May 10 and 11; ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Sthwarlz Bldg. 222 5th Sf. S. Phono 323-4075 LEROY'S PLUMBING GASFITTING SERVICE WORK 9 NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-8403 vvn Labor v.Tiler Elliot Carson v.rote: "Researchers, no doubt, will continue lo work on ways to the work ethic and motivate the nalirm's workmen. Rut it seems Ihe workmen themselves don't see the prob- lem ns nil that baffling. They would probably agree with Bil- lie Hollidny, (ho blues singer who pills it 11ns way; "I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is bcUcr." FAMILY DAY at ERSCKSEN'S (SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MENU) EXCELLENT FOOD GRACIOUS SERVICE both basic ingredients for relaxed and enjoyable dining! DINNFR MUSIC 6 to 8 p.m by LEN ZOETEMAN, Accordionist Wl THET OiO TRADITION Or WTSTFRN iama amau le Phone for Reservations! CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial BLACK DENTAL LAB lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2022 DOWNTOWN It's Spring at Camm's This Lovely Empress Dressy Sling See Uio NAVY KID STRAP by "Empre AAA, AA Siios 6-10 "EARTHL1NG5" by Maxlne Tn brown suede, Wallaby tan sucda and navy suede with .the new stampers big sore.. FROM Lovely Joyce Shoes r In red, one, nnvy, black and wt t look. In red, blue, bone, blnck and white wet look. CHUDSEN'S SHOES Misses' Sovnoe sutnes New dressy leather styles fioyi' Savage Unimoldj CAMM SHOES 403 5th St. S. Open Friday Til 9 p.m ;