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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 HIE IFTHBRinGI HERAID Fmlny, Apiil 1972---------------------------------------- rw insurance increase wer cent for Alberta] A JM SA R r key.- v 3 v. x SL n L Uicni .md i II ised to Ihbini c foi ex- i] iu itid th it iiii> imcs ue re L n s rlU it rntes ;nc increased only slinlitly. I'll use being hil hardest this aim motorcyclists. Untes IKIVU doubled because of compulsory insurance and the extended coverage which motorcyclists must carry. Companies which used to iti- sure iilrnosi any motorcycle.1 h we clamped down and refuse to insure certain motor sizes provide coverage for Jess a yeyi, is cxpcctcd a move will be hunched to make insurance for motorcyclists cheaper in the future. Kates are as high ird higher than ?60 for six months' coverage. t h r e e -man committee, which acts as a watchdog on the Algeria insurance business, reporting directly to the provin- chil is keep- ing an eye on insurance rates and practices anil is doing a continuous assessment of the compulsory program. The com- mittee cat: recommend to the new legislation to iron out hugs and grey iirens in the legislation. The committee undonbttdh will he paying close attention to the plight of the el 1sts. Paul Gahvay of Grande Prai- rie, a member of the commit tec, told The Herald it will be quite awhile before there art sufficient de'r.ils on which I o base a report to Hie general and the public. He was of the opinion that this year's motor vehicle insur- ance rates are not out of line. APPOINTED The new safety officr-r for llic1 city is Joe Karl, who succeeds Bill falconer. Mr. Kail, 27, lias worked with the city for three the In si twn as accounting ejerk for the com- munity services department. Licence plate sales are up with only 10 days to deadline The total number of license plates sold to dale this year is running slightly ahead of the number sold by this time last The. prcnt est i ncreasc i n plate sales to dute this year has been recorded in the pas- senger vehicle class. A total of such plates have been sold at the I.eUibridge Alberta Motor Association office and the Motor Vehicles Branch of- fice for ail over-all increase of over last year's sales. The only decrease in licence plate sales occurred in the mo- TALK ABOUT 312-Bth Street South 327-0025 Phones Evening 327-0083 11 QUALITY PIANOS torcycle class. A total of 451 such plates have been sold at both offices to date, represent- ing n decrease of 74 plates from the 525 total sold at this time last year. I A general increase in farm plate sales totalled more plates sold to date than the farm plates sold at the same time last year. A decrease in the sale of farm plates total- ling 30 plates was noted at the AMA this year. The sale of X-plales and trail- er plates increased at Ijotli of- i fices to a total increase to dale of 2S9 plates, and 323 trailer plates for a total of X-pIates and trailer plates sold this year. The sale of other plates in- cluding the categories of gov- ernment and restricted use plates increased by only 90 j plates this year over the total of such plates sold by this time last year. Plates of tills kind are only available at the Motor Vehicles Branch office in the Provincial Building at the intersection of 9th St. N. and 3rd Ave. A total of such plates have been sold to date. RUSSIAN VISITOR Dr. Viktor Dragovlsev of Ihe USSR Academy of Science examines a wheat experiment with Dr. Ruby Larson, geneiics specialisl at the Leth- bridge Research Station. Dr. Dragavtsev, senior research scientist in Ihe laboratory of plant genetics, leave lethbridge Sunday for a five-day visit at the University of Alberta. -Ph'1 Foulds Photo. ist visits city MFC hears applications An application to establish an .111 hue ticket office, taxi cnb md car rental service at 1415 Xliivor Magralh Drive was tabled for further information by the Municipal Planning' Commission Wedneday. lie application, from Melon Services, had liceti previously submitted on the basis the of- fice would be in the Holiday Ullage. decision was made on tno original application pending so- lution on Ihe parking situation at the Holiday Village. The ap- plication hr.s since been with- drawn and the new one sub- mitted. The commission approved advertisement signs, one for Ihe north anil one for the south side of the El Hancho Motor Hotel. Signs were also approved [or the new Clulf Oil service station aixl bulk plant r.t 3316 1st Ave. S. Two applications for permis- sion to build semi-detached res- idences in R-l single family zones were turned down by the commission. An application from IS'u-Mode Homes to build duplexes at 1811 and 1815 181h St. N. were re- fused land is available immediately -south of the two lots in question which is al- icuiy ?.oncd for multi-family dwellings. The other application, from G. was refused be- CT ise Ihe lot at 1011 Great j Lakes Road Is loo small for a i duplex. AT REAL SAVINGS 1 ONtY 48" YAMAHA PIANO Reg. I ONIY NEW YAMAHA SPJNFT Walnut. Reg. 1 ONIY NEW 45" YAMAHA ebony. Reg. 1 ONIY tESAGE-BEU Italian wtilnut. Reg. 1 ONLY fESAGE-BEtt Wolnul. Reg. 1 ONIY SHERLOCK-MANNING Walnut. Reg. 1 ONtY Rebuilt Electrified MENDOLSSOHN PLAYER PIANO wilh new rolls................. 1 only rn condi PUMP ORGAN 1 only reconditioned PUMP ORGAN 1 Williams reconditioned UPRIGHT........... 1 used reconditioned GERHARD HEINTZMAN UPRIGHT TRADES TAKEN Chamber blitz .nets 29 members Thursday's one-day member- ship blitz by t n e Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce result- ed in the signing up of 29 new memhers. The results of the blitz are not completed, however. The 29 new members were reported by five teams. Three teams stil had not reported by Friday morning. While the drive was sched uled to be just a one-day blitz several chamber members have volunteered to make call backs where business owners or managers were not available. In the one-day effort, sever; local businesses which do n< i belong to the chamber were no 1 visited. Any business or pro I fc-ssional person interested in th work of the chamber or havin questions regarding, the cham her, is invited to phone th chamber office. SALVAGE 1961 SHUITZ 38 x 8 FT. TRAILER Contact Crosland, Peacock lethbridga Co. Lid., 515 jJ7lriSt. S. Phone 327-154S. IK SWIIIART Herald Staff Writer A continuing "hands across .0 ocean" scientific visilaUon continued this week ith the visit to the Lethbridgc esearch Station of Dr. V. A. ragavtsev, scientific secre- ry of the science council for roblems of genetics and selec- on for the Academy of Sci- ice of the USSR. Dr. Dragavtsev arrived in Ot- ,wa from Moscow Feb. 14 and spending time in various anada department of agricul- ure research centres and sev- ral university science depart- ts to exchange information nd materials to further re- earch in both countries. As the senior research scien- st in the laboratory of plant enetics, Institute of Cytology nd Genetics for the Siberian ranch of the USSR Academy f Science, he specializes uantitative genetics of plants nd the theory of plant gene- jcs selection. He suggested two main inter- :sts in Canada, including borough disovery of the co-op- rative tests by Canadian scien- ists in the field of wheat, bar- ey, oats and other main agri- cultural plants. He said the Canadian system 5 very good and that it has a ery long tradition. He implied ,hat the first wheat tests in Canada were done in 1938 and hat Canada has amassed more experience in the field of plant [enetics than many others. Dr. Dragavtsev said lie was ilso most interested in ex- changing ideas and actual seed with Canadian scientists. As part of his duty, he must also recommend to the Russian government Canadian scientists who should be invited to study and do research in Russia. In his field, Dr. Dragavtsev las been working closely with the plant science section at the Lethbridge Research Station. Also on his trip he has visit- ed the plant science section of CDA in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and will visit Beav- erlodge. He visited the University of Manitoba and will be at the University of Alberta and the University of Montreal before returning to Moscow. Dr. Dragavtsev stressed that part of the reason for his trip to Canada was to forlify the Russian systems of reserach with work and ideas from Can- ada. He said both countries share and work on very importan' common problems, like cole hardiness of crops, rust resis- tance of grains, soil, climate and drought problems. Much o] LIFE MEMBERSHIPS Paddy Bowman, former CP Rail superintendent, and Ted Lawrence, former cily en- gineering director, presented life memberships at the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicisls of Alberta annual meeting Thursday night. Left to right. Bob Wells, provincial council member who made the presentation, Mr. and Mr. Lawrence, is country Is like Western anadian prairie land. "In Lethbridge, the scientists re .working with Russian rains of winter wheat and rye he said. "In Siberia. have many ifferent strains of grass which ill be sent to Canada lo faeiU- ate the research work." Dr. Dragavtsev was most ex- berant about a test sample Jven liim by Candian scientists in Winnipeg regarding some of his grain rust resistance work. He feels that the samples will Negotiations adjourned Negotiations between the city and International Union of Op- erating Engineers, Local 995, have been adjourned until ear- .Ciwaitis 'estival mcler way The 42nd annual Lethbridge nd District Kiwanis Music festival got underway today vith performances in the nstrumentat solo divis i o ns, bands, duologues, and poetry recitations. The festival Is being held in 'our places, the Yates Memori- al Centre, the Paramount The- atre, and Southminster and St. Augustine's Church Halls. This year's participation has ncrcascd to in a total of entries. Two awards new to the 1972 festival are the Effie Reid Award of for the Doy's unchanged vocal solo and Bailey's Keyboard Award of in the junior piano solo class. All of the 61 sessions are open to the public. Approxi- mate hours are 0 a.m. to noon; to p.m. and to p.m. save him up to three years of work. Along with the actual physi- cal assistance parlayed be- tween Canada and Dr. Drag- avtsev, he is happy with the "optimal direction" he is re- ceiving. "Canada has much more ex- perience in plant be said. Dr. Dragavtsev left his wile end of this month. Natalie, a research scientist who specializes in inorganic chemistry, and two daughters Helen, 12 and Halena, nine, for his trip to Canada. His daughters attend1 an En- glish speaking school in Akadc- mogorodok (Academic ly May. A city hall spokesman Eaid Friday, following negotiations Thursday, that "We are hopeful for an early settlement in May." The local represents 30 em- ployees in the city's power The contract with the op- crating engineers expires tha "Hie only courses where Rus- sian is spoken are Russian lit- erature and history. There are 10 levels or grades In the 930-student school, and his daughters will move on to university when they finish at the age of 17. SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT TOLIESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-2702-327-3610 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT a tolally new concept In are pleased to announce Ml Industries, manufacturers of leisure ond Holiday Trailer Units thar W. P. and S. Safes have been awarded the distributor- ship of truck campers slide-in campereltes truck cops for standard and foreign built half ton pickup trucks contained lakeside cabins in models of 820 and 1020 series. FOR INFORMATION CAU W. P. S. SAIJES 326E )0th St. N. Phone 328-6878 DIRECT AND SAVE' Custom BuiU Units on request. 514 3rd AVENUE SOUTH FREE SPEEDY PICK-UP RKTYLING RELINING REPAIRING CLEANING AND GLAZING Phone 327-2209 DRIVING A NEW CAR from your FRIENDLY CHRYSLER DEALER! Corner St. and 1st Avenue S. Phone 327-1591 ;