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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 32B-3201 The Letlibtidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lclhbridgc, Alberta, Saturday, April 22, 1972 PAGES 17 TO 2B NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL Bl'JG. 740 4lh S. LITHBRIDGE, A1BERTA Summer coming. ready wilh a poir oF Preicriplion Sungloiiei. Last of a series New major city ice arena would be wei! utilized ny IIUIIKE Hc-rald HUH Writer Who wrmld ad- minister anew arena is a ina- 4L jor u c s t i on whicli may lie determined by the location of the structure. A logical choice for tlic adinini- islratlvc task is l the community services deparlment of the city. That department is now re- sponsible f o r scheduling times at the three community ice surfaces, ll's a dfficult job. Time must, be found for games anil practices for the Junior A, jiu'cnile, minor, in- dustrial nml recreation hoc- key leagues, public and scp- arate school hockey and phy- sictil education, University ot Lclhbridije physical etluca- lion, figure skating, girl's hockey, broomball, child and adult skating inslruclion nnd public skating. Spokesmen for the depart- ment say they can fit all tho groups in, w i t h 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 durini; the past, yc.ir the facilities were hooked lull for local use. Community services direc- tor Dob Barllctt said his de- partment is working in con- junction with ttic arena con- sultants on the feasibility of a new facility. He witl be mak- ing a submission to city conn- 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 skating. Medicine Hat, two-thirds the size of Lethbridgc, 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 and 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, bin- BOS, a horse show, western stage shows and wrestling, among others. "We lake 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 lo dou- ble the size of the building lo handle more. Thst structure is now used 270 days a year, which is almost capacity, Andy Andrews, Lethbridge and District Exhibition man- ager said. "And we turn down, quite a few." The expansion o[ the pa- vilion will not Include scats, 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 lor scats (lo 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 new arena comes up. What will it cosL? The Medicine Hat are- na was built lor Sl-2 million. At a preliminary meeting two montlis ago, the arena consul- tants suggested a 52.5 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. If the arena is lo- cated either near Hie IjMh- bridge Community College or at the Exhibition Groimd.s, there is a chance of finan- cial assistance from one of the two ssnior levels o[ gov- ernment. Some of the local taxpayers nren't opposed to paying a little extra in taxes lo have an arena: "Taxes will go up anyway, so it might as well be for a good purpose'1 an- onymous. T. D. Allen of 021 12lh St. C N. said he would be clad to give a liltle extra l a x money for the arena. "We need an arena for 5.000 people, but it shouldn't be a William Chand- ler of 2208 Mayor Mngratli Drive said. Martha Gallinger of C21 St. S. says she will support construction of nn arena here "if they don'L overlook things like figure skating." Wilfied Mass, B2G IClh St. S i.s in favor of nn arena and soys ''if -.ve're (joing to liuild anything of a major nature, it should he big enough lo make it pay off." "An arena should be locat- ed whore the kids can get nt it for free says John Itccdyk of E02 8th SI. N. Sixteen people were asked If need n mrijor arena; only one gave a negative re- sponse. "The expense doesn't it. There are other nreas in the city we should concentrate says Mari< lyn Larson, 523 19lh'St. S. V.'hat can an arena be used for? Hockey, figure skating, the obvious uses. (It has been sugRcsled there would have been en cxlubilion game be- tween Ilic Phoenix Roadrun- ners and the Toronto Leafs here this year bad Lher9 been an Ice Caparics, name bands. Indoor track, agriculture and horticulture exhibitions, horse shows, circuses, Uilly Gra- ham [ype shov.s, car and boat shows, indoor rodeos, basketball, national curling events, commercial promo- tions, meetings end conven- tions are sonic others. Do ue need nn arena? The answer has lo be "yes." The groups v-hicb most fee] tha effects of a lack of ice facil- ities unanimously agree. Those wishing lo have a high calibre of hockey lo witness say yes. The people in well over -1.000 homes contacted by the Instant Ice Council are in favor, The question may be an- swered by ciiy council Mon- day. Recreation land lacking in south By IUCIIA11D IHTIIKE Ilernld Slaff IVrilcr Studies conducted by the Old- man River Regional Planning Commission show southern Al- berta wilh a deficiency in rcc- rcaticm-orienleri land of more than acres, Envin Adder- ley, executive dircclor of the OHRPC snid Friday. Mr. Addcrlcy, in opening the inth annual OHHPC workshop at Svcn Erickscn's Family Res- Fined Floyd Nelson, 21, of Wren- tliam was fined or given I lie alternative of (15 days in jail when lie pleaded guilty in I.elhbridRc Mnpislrate's courl lo a charge of possession of cannabis resin. CourL was told the charge resullcd from an KCMP raid on a Norlh I-cthbridRe house March 4 when Xclson and four olher persons had been charged. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz BltJg. 222 5lti SI. S. Phono 328-1095 MOVING? auranl, said "recreation is one if Ihn critical topics on the minds of people Sijice h c population concentration IDS moved to the urban areas, reoplc have to look outside the jrban municipalities for recre- ition, To introduce Hie workshop .epic, Recreation in the '70s: A regional he pointed lo the problem ot who should pro- vide the space for .he niral area, the cities or the province. One of the purposes of the workshop, he said, was to "find out from as many people .is lossible what Iheir thinking is in this regard." The workshop was part of the rrKess toward compiling a preliminary regional plan, of which recrealion is one phase That plan is required by the provincial govern ment this year and is to be a detailed in- dication of the direction (his area is to take in the future, in all aspects of development. Mr. Adderley outlined the three areas with potential rec- reation use: the foothills and mountains; the existing parks, and the river valleys and reser- voirs. He then turned the discus- sion over to th? first of three panels by alluding to "the land game. There is plenty of land available, but everyone has his own idea as to how U should be used." OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES Anglo Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 5lh Street South Phone 328-6921 NOW OPEN I Govern men! licensed Technician t Repaid lo Radios, Television and Tape Recorders. SONY LLOYDS DUAL NORESCO ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS CUSTOM FRAMING Fine quality malerial at low, low pricei HOUSE OF FINE ART -109-5 St. Soulh Phone 32B-1314 3rd1 door north of Greyhound Bui Depot Slore Hauri: Mon., Tues., Wed., nnd Sat. 9 o.m. to p.m. Thurs. and Fri. 9 o.m .lo 9 p.m. CRIME'S CALLING CARD Cily police believe ihe same fwo men thai broke into the Sun Life Building Friday morning also smashed this safe, used by ihe Maclntyre Ranch, Summit Lime Works Lfd. and Mountain Minerals Ltd., located in the Beech Build- ing ot 525 6lh St, S. Said to be Ihe work of amateurs, the culprits used an iron bar and" sledge hammer to steal an undisclosed amount of properly. Police are continuing Iheir invostigalion. Finlay Pholo Red Deer storm causes city voltage dips Tbe storm which caused road warnings in the Red Deer area Friday night vvns held respon- Next Week Is NATIONAL SECRETARY WEEK [APRIL 24 lo APRIL 30) Show your appreciation by lending har A Rose Call 327-5747 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 371 6lh Street Soulh siblc for power difficulties in Lcthbridgc. Oli Erdcs, cily utilities direc- tor, said low voltage dips were caused by Ihe storm, making city lighls flicker. He said there never was a period when the power was cut off completely. The city crews never had lo supplant the pow- er source wilh units at Ihe city power house. There was nolhing Ihe crews could do to remedy the situa- AIR CONDITIONERS STARTING AT Charlton Hill Lid. 1262 Ind AVI. S. Fhan< 328-3388 Lion, ho said on Saturday. Lcthbririfie is serviced by Calfiary Tower. No reports o similar powi'r (Hfficullies rinv been reported in southern A] bcrUi. New complex planned Research station seeks million development By RIC SWHIAUT Herald Stall Writer The Research StaLion has suhmilted proposed ilans for the conslruction of an square foot office and aboratory complex valued in excess of S7.5 million. Dr. J. E. Andrews, director )f the station, said the proposal ;alls for a three slorcy build- ing whicli would supplant the mixture of old buildings pres- ently being vised by the G5-man research scientist staff and supporting employees. Cost of the aclual building housing the offices and labora- ;ories has been estimated at Fildes heads professional association John of Canadian Western Natural Gas has been elected chairman ol the I.eth- ]ridgc branch ol the Associa- Lion of Professional Engineers, Geologisls and Geophysicists, succeeding Dob Comslock of the University of Lethbridge. Other executives olccled were: Berry Temple of the cily engineering deparlment, vice chairman; George Gctte of Un- derwood McLcllan and Asso- ciales, secretary-treasurer, and members-at-large, D. E. Darby of the department of agricul- lure, H. M. llayward of Cana- dian Sugar Co., and F. A. Ross of the deparlment of the en- vironmenl. So.7 million or M7 per square foot. The other million will be spenl on auxiliary buildings ind additional costs, including an attached greenhouse s y s- tem, power plant building and system for heating the cnlire research station, site develop- ment, including provision lor separate sewer and water faci- lities and consultant fees for the final designing work. Dr. Andrews slressed that Ihe proposal Is just lhat, but expressed hope that prepara- tion work could be slarted soon. The whole project Is solely dependent on the availability of he said. "Wo have submilleri a pro- posal tor future development at Ihe Lelhbridge Research Slation to provide adequate facilities for the scientisls." 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 Ihe buildings arc obsolele converted barna and houses, Ihey are not only unsuitable but are a hazard lo the slaff and operating equip- ment. "There Is a large inventory of scientific equipment and an extensive library housed in one building which is enlirely in. adequate, especially for fire he said. Dr. Andrews said that it the new (acilily is built, many of Ihe prescni buildings woulrj be dismantled. ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANERS C and A Sheet Metal 1709 2 Avo. S. Pn. 328-5973 CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Miuhnnlc BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Lovel MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 -3-3 -DO 06 JO uDug aas 30VM3AOD joj. 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