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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BOOK YOUR SUMMER ALASKAN CRUISE Now Complete information upon request Contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The letltbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, April 22, 1972 PAGES 17 TO 28 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BIOG. 740 4lh AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Summer U ecming. ready with a pair of Prescription Sungloiiei. Last of a series New major city ice arena would be well utilized By RTCHAIin BUHKK Herald Staff Writer Who wpuUI ad- miniMcr ti n e w arena is a ma- jor q u o s I i on which may he determined by the location of the structure. A logical choice I for tlie adinini- SslratLve task is I the community services department ot the city. That department is now re- sponsible f o r scheduling times at the three community ice surfaces. It's a dfficult job. Time must be found Cor games ami practices for tbe Junior A, juvenile, minor, in- dustrial an tl rec rcat ion hoc- key leagues, public and sep- arate school hockey and phy- sical education, University of Lclhbridiie physical educa- tion, figure skating, girl's hockey, broomball, child and adult'skating inslruction and public skating. Spokesmen for the depart- ment say they can fit all the groups in, with some jug- gling. The groups, particular- ly for minor hockey and fi- gure skating, say they do not have enough ice time, how- ever. Out-of-town groups were out of luck during the past ye.ir the facilities were booked full for local use. Community services direc- tor Bob Barllctt said his de- partment is working in con- junction with the arena con- sultants on the feasibility of a new facility. He will lie mak- ing a submission to city coun- with some recommenda- tions concerning management of an arena and the "feasibil- ity of operating iL without los- ing our shirt." That means finding a use for the arena during the sum- mer months, or whenever it is not used for skaling. Medicine Hat, two-thirds the size of Lethbridge, has had a new scat arena in oper- ation since October, 1970. In the first full year, there was an operating deficit of about the revenue was offset by a oper- ating cost. Hay Lambert, manager of the Medicine Hat arena, says he expects to "just about break even this year." During the hockey season, the revenue is set, Mr. Lam- bert said. The Medicine Uat Tigers of the Western Canada Hockey League, drew fans for 37 league nnd play- off games. In the summer, there is a six week figure skating school and a two week hoc- key school. Non-ice events in- clude the Shrine Circus, bln- gos, a horse show, western stage shows and wrestling, among others. "We take whatever bookings come Mr. Lambert said. A lot of the events can be fi- gured on an annual basis, ha added. Tlie Exhibition Pavil 1 o n here now accommo dates many of these events and the Exhibition board plans to dou- ble the size of the building to handle more. structure is now used 270 days a year, which Ls almost capacity, Andy Andrews, Lethbridge and District Exhibition man- ager said. "And we turn down quite a few." The expansion of the pa- vilion will not In elude seats, Mr. Andrews said. It will in- clude pipes under the con- crete, as part of an ice-mak- ing process, and possibly an ice-making plant. "The new part of the build- ing will have the space for seats (to add to the ex- isting but someone will have to come up with the money." Money. That Is what city council will be thinking about when the question of a arena comes up. What will it cost? The Medicine Hat are- na was built for million. At a preliminary meeting two months ago, the arena consul- tants suggested a million figure for an arena here. The cost will be determined by the quality of building de- sired. It could be considerably less. If the downtown sile Is cho- sen, the taxpayers would foot the bill. It the arena is lo- cated cither near the IjMh- bridge Community College or at the Exhibition there is a chance of finan- cial assistance from one of the two senior levels of gov- ernment. Some of the local taxpayers aren't opposed to paying a little extra in taxes to have an arena: "Taxes will go up anyway, so it might as well be for a good purpose" an- onymous. T. D. Alien of 521 121h St. C N. said lie would be clad to give a little extra tax money for the arena. "We need an arena for 5.000 people, but it shouldn't be a William Chand- ler of 2208 Mayor Magrotli Drive said. Martha Gallinger of C21 10th St. S. says she will support construction o! an arena here "if they don't overlook things like figure skating." Wilfred Mass, 820 18th St. S. is in favor of an arena and says "if going to build anything of a major n-iture, it s II o u 1 d be big enough to make it pay off." "An arena should be locat- ed where the kids can get at it for free says John Reedyk of E02 8th St. N. Sixteen people were asked If we need a major arena; only one gave a negative re- sponse. "The expense doesn't wiinanl it. There are other areas in the city we should concentrate says lyn Larson, 523 19th'St. S. What can an arena be used for? Hockey, figure skating, the obvious uses. (It has been suggested there would have been an extiibition game be- tween the Phoenix Roadrun- ners and the Toronto Leafs here tlu's year bad there been an Ice Capad.es, name bands, indoor track, agriculture and horticulture exhibitions, horse shows, circuses, Billy Gra- ham type shov.s, car and boat slmus, indoor rodeos, basketball, national curling events, commercial promo- tions, meetings and conven- tions are some others. Do we need on arena? The answer has to be "yes." The groups which most feel tha effects of a lack of ice facil- ities unanimously agree. Tlio.se wishing lo have a high calibre of hockey to witness- say yes. The people in well over -5.COO homes contacted by the Instant Ice Council are in favor, The question may be an- swered by city council Mon- dav. Recreation land lacking in sonth By ItlCKAKD 11URKE llcrald Staff Writer Studies conducted by the Old- man River Regional Planning Commission slmw southern Al- berta with a deficiency in rec- reation-orient cfi land of more than acres, Envin Adder- ley, executive director of the OHRPC said Friday. Mr. Adderley, in opening the 13th annual workshop at Sven Ericksen's Family Res- Fined Floyd Nelson, 21, of Wren- tbam was fined SlfMl or given the alternative of 35 days in jail he pli'aded guilty in Lethbridge Magistrate's courl to a charge of possession of cannabls resin. Court was told the charge resulted from an RCMP raid on a North Lethbridge house March 4 when Nelson and four other persons had been charged. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th SI. S. Phono 328-1095 AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES aurant, said "recreation is one the critical topics on the ids of people Sijice h c population concentration as moved to the urban areas, >cople have to look outside the rban municipalities for recre- tion, To introduce the workshop ipic, Recreation in the '70s: A egional he pointed to he problem ot who should pro- ide the space for he rural area, the cities or the rovince. One of the purposes of the vorkshop, he said, was to "find from as many people as lossible what their thinking n this regard." The workshop was part of the jrocess toward compiling >reliminary regional plan, ol vhich recreation is one phase Hiat plan Ls required by the )rovincial govern menl this rear and is to be a detailed in- dication of the direction this area is to take in the future, in all aspects of development. Mr. Adderley outlined the :iree areas with potential rec rcation use: the foothills anc mountains; the existing parks ind the river valleys and reser voirs. He then turned the discus sion over to the first of three panels by alluding to "the lam ;ame. There is plenty of lant available, but everyone has hi? own idea as to how U shoult used." Anglo Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 Street South Phone 328-6922 NOW OPEN t Government licensed Technician t Repaid lo Radios, Television and Tape Recorders. SONY LLOYDS DUAL NORESCO ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS Fine quality malerial at low. low pricei HOUSE OF FINE ART 409-5 St. South Phone 328-1314 3rd door north of Greyhound Bui Depo Slore Hourt: Won., Tues., Wed., and Sat. 9 n.m. to p.m. Thurs. nnd Fri. 9 o.Ttl .to 9 p.m. CRIME'S CALLING CARD Cily police believe the same rwo men 1ha1 broke into 1he Sun Life Building Friday morning also smashed this safe, used by tha Maclntyra Ranch, Summit Lime Works Ltd. and Mountain Minerals Ltd., located in the Beech Build- ing at 525 6th St. S. Said to be the work of amateurs, the culprits used an iron bar and sledge hammer to steal an undisclosed amount of properly. Police are continuing their investigation. -Ed finlay Photo Red Deer storm- causes city voltage dips The storm wbicb caused road warnings in tbe Red Deer area Friday night was held respon- Next Week Is NATIONAL SECRETARY WEEK (APRIL 24 lo APRIL 30} Show your appreciation by sending her A Rose Call 327-5747 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6lh Street South sible for power difficulties in Lethbridge. Oli Erdos, city utilities direc- tor, said low voltage dips were caused by the storm, making city lights flicker. He said there never was a period when the power was cut off completely. The city crews never had to supplant the pow- er source with units at the city power house. There was nothing the crews could do to remedy the situa- AIR CONDITIONERS STARTING AT Charlton Hill Lid. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phono 328-3388 lion, he said on Saturday. Lcthbririge is serviced b Calgary Power. No o similar power difficulties been reported in southern A berta. New complex planned Research station seeks million development By RIC S Will ART Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge Research tation has submitted proposed lans for the construction of an square foot office and aboratory complex valued in xcess of million. Dr. J. E. Andrews, director T the station, said the proposal alls for a three slorcy build- Ing which would supplant the mixture of old buildings pres- ntly being used by the 65-man esearch scientist staff and upporting employees. Cost of the actual building lousing the offices and labora- ories has been estimated at Filcles heads professional association John Fildes ot Canadian Western Natural Gas has been elected chairman of the I.eth- jridge branch of the Associa- ,ion of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists, succeeding Bob Comstock of .he University of Lethbridge. Other executives elected were: Berry Temple of the city engineering department, vice- chairman; George Gette of Un- derwood McLellan and Asso- ciates, secretary-treasurer, and membcrs-at-large, D. E. Darby of the department of agricul- ture, H. M. Hayward of Cana- dian Sugar Co., ami F. A. Ross of the department of the en- vironment. So.7 million or fsi per square 'oot. The other million will be i spent on auxiliary buildings and additional costs, including in attached greenhouse s y s- :em, power plant building and system for heating the entire research station, site develop- ment, including provision for separate sewer and water faci- lities and consultant fees for the final designing work. Dr. Andrews stressed that the proposal is just that, but expressed hope that prepara- tion work could be started soon. The whole project is solely dependent on the availability of he said. "We have submitted a pro- posal for future development at tho Lelhbridge Research Station to provide adequate facilities for the scientists." The new facility would con- solidate all the research work into one building and result hi a closer liaison between scien- tists. He suggested that because a large number of the buildings are obsolete converted barns nd houses, they are not only unsuitable but are a hazard to the staff and operating equip- ment. "There Is a large inventory of scientific equipment and an extensive library housed in one building which is entirely in- adequate, especially for fire he said. Dr. Andrews said that if the new facility is built, many of the present buildings would ba dismantled. ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANERS C and A Sheet Metal 1709 2 Avo. S. Pn. 328-5973 CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Machanlc BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Lovel MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. 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