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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE tETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, April 24, 1973------ Parkade rates increased United Nations sits in Lethbridge sittings conclude tonight at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute GROENEN ptiotos Table pounders support Model UN speakers Bv JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer Memories of Khrushchev came to the fore Monday at the Lethbridgs Collegiate In- stitute. Ninety-eight delegates and observers to the ninth annual Model United Nations Gen- eral Assembly pour.iied their tables throughout the after- noon in support of speakers v.- h o presented common views on various issues. The tempo of the pounding should assure some sore hands and fists today as de- bates wind up. It's no won- der Khrushchev pounded his table in the UN7 with his shoe. This is the ninth year the LCI World Affairs Club has sponsored the Model UX. The project was organized in Lethbridge by Dr. Frank Simon, now with the Uni- versity of Calgary, and Jack Stead, LCI social studies teacher. The LCI project was fash- ioned after a Model UN pro- program In Calgary. Lethbridge's project has sur- vived where othsr Alberta Model UN programs have folded. The 98 delegates and ob- servers attending this year s Model UN are from B.C., Al- berta, Saskatchewan and Montana. The LCI World Affairs Club gets the project going in September by advising schools in the western prov- inces and Montana of the date in April wh2n the Model UN will be held here. Interested high school stu- dents apply for application forms which ask the in- dividuals to designated the five countries they would be interested in representing, in crder of preference. Applications are processed here and the studsnts are notified of which countries they will represent. The students receive a copy of the UN rules of pro- cedure, advice on how to pre- pare position papers on reso- lutions which will be de- bated, a list of delegates, addresses for all UN delega- tion offices in NJW York and other pertinent data. The students then write the UN, embassies and ccunivies they are to represent to get their views on the resolui- tions and prepare posit'on papers for the countries they represent. Two dozen of the 39 coun- triss represented at this year's Model UN were to present position papers this year on three resolutions. A surprise fourth zesolution was expected to stir considerable controvery this afternoon and possibly result in a few dec- larations of war. Considerable controversy raged over a resolution Mon- day involving Israel and the Arab republics. After the votes were counted, India, out of the clear blue, prom- ii s e d economic sanctions against Isreal and military support to the Arab repub- lics. The General Assembly de- cided to send a seven-man commission to the area to observe and report to the UN on matters relating to annexation of any part of the occupied Arab territories, de- struction and demolition of villages, quarters and hous- es which were formerly the property of Arab residents and the denial of the rights of refugees and displaced persons to return to tteir homes. Students have found that co-operation is generally good from the countries they are representing although some times their letters are not answered or replied are received too late for the Mod- el U.N Some countries even pro- vided suggestions for com- ments the Model UN stu- dents might make on the various resolutions. The Model UN is designed to create an interest in the UN and demonstrate to stu- dents the purpose of the UN. Participation in debates illus- trates the difficulties en- countered by the UN in re- solving world problems. The city's three junior high schools provide female pages who pick up notes from delegates and deliver them to delegates of other ratins. One student confess- ed the notes are not all politi- cal, that some ars of a so- cial nature such as "Are you going to get drunk or ''What are you going to be doing This year Dr. Anthony Par- el. University of Calgary pol- itical science professor, is the Model UN president. He was scheduled to pre- sent an address at the wind- up banquet tonight. An award is also to bs present- ed to the best delegate at the Model UN this year. Jerry Rsjman of Crows- nest Pass High School is sec- retary-general of the Model UN. Council briefs Cemetery bylaw changes tabled Revisions to the cemetery bylaw were tabled by city council Monday to give fu- neral homes and interested parties a chance to submit briefs to council. The new bylaw outlines several changes in the im- provement, manage m e n t. maintenance, control, and operation of public cemeter- ies in Lethbridge. Sale of 8.61 acres of land to Nu-Mode Homes Ltd. at per acre unserviced was opposed by five mem- bers of council Monday. Only Aid. Ed Bastedo and Mayor Andy Anderson voted in favor of selling the city- owned land north of 18th Ave. N. and west of 13th St. In opposing the sale. Aid. Vera Ferguson said she felt Breivery president set as JA banquet speaker A. L. Keyworth. president of Molson's Western Breweries Ltd., will be the featured Speaker May 2 at the -wind-up banquet and dance of Junior Achievement of Southern Al- berta. The Futures Unlimited ban- quet and dance brings to an end the past year's activities of six local Junior Achievement companies. Seventy Grade 11 and 12 stu- dents were involved in the pro- gram the past season produc- ing and selling a variety of novelty items in Lethbridge. The program i? designed to give senior high 5chool stu- dents practical experience in setting up a manufacturing company, producing a product or products and then selling. The companies are wound up near the end of each school year with a banquet, dance and presentation of awards. More than a dozen awards will be presented to Junior Achievers and their companies at the banquet in Sven Erick- sen's Family Restaurant at p.m. Banquet tickets for friends and relatives of the achievers are available at 55 each by phoning Deadline for ticket purchase is April 27. the price asked was not enough money for that land. Two separate expropria- tions were dealt with by council Monday. Unanimous approval was given to a resolution that a Public Utilities Board award and costs be paid in the ex- propriation of 3.63 acres from K.A.B.O. Holdings Ltd. The board award for'the land which is required by the city for realignment of Nortn Mayor Magrath Drive be- tween 3rd and 4th Ave. N. was In the other matter, coun- cil authorized the payment of into court for expro- priation of the Shell Oil prop- erly in the downtown redevel- opment area. Ownership of ths land is in dispute, and court hear- ings are expected to take some time, but both parfces agreed to the expropriation; council was told. Tenders totalling about S385.000 were approved by council Monday. Tehy were: to Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and to Gievron As- phalt Ltd. to provide two dif- ferc.-tt types of asphaH: fi25 1o Calgary Concrete Ltd. for the sidewalks, curbs and gutters program: and to Consolidated Concrete Ltd., and to Medi- cine Hat Brick and Tile Ltd. for sewer pipe. The city's vehicles will be insured with The Guardian Assurance Co. Ltd for a pre- mium of this year. Council Monday approved the insurance premium, down from S24.400 last year and in 1971. A sum of was allo- cated by council Monday to the city health unit for mos- quito and fly control this summer. The provincial government has taken over health unit funding, but these programs wiero deleted, council was told. Thxiy are deemed to be necessary in Lethbridge, City Manager Tom Nutting said in a written subnfssioa to council. Scots stir crowd It was a taste of Scotland through foot-stomping mu- sic and King for a capacity crowd of 950 persons at the Spring White Heather Con- cert at the Paramount The- atre Monday. The Alexander Brothers. Tom and Jack, heac.lmed the cast of stars of European and television. Rollick- ing though a variety cf fsv- orites. the accordian and pi- ano blended perfectly with the Scottish twang. Master of ceremonies Lcti Grant introduced Joe Gor- don and Sally Logan individ- ually during the first part of the show and then the pair teamed up to give a stirring duet performance with Joe's guitar spicing the songs. Edmonton's Nancy Hays demonstrated championship steps in the Highland danc- portion. Pianist Pat McCann play- ed throughout the show like the professional he is. Sponsored by the Scots Ccmmittee of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, the Fal! White Heather Concert trill be held in wiih popular Andy Steward head- ing the cast of stars. Parking meter rate unchanged after city council battle By AA'DY OGLE Herald Staff Writer "For the life of me, I can't believe that a five cent in- crease would make any dif- ference to the users." said AW. Vauffhan Hembroff and the battle of the park- ing meters was on. Deputy Mayor Cam Barnes qinckly leapt to the defense of the 12 minutes for a pen- ny, an hour for a nickel and two hours for a dime rate. "A year ago there was a tremendous hulabaloo from shopners, he said. "The parking meters are there to rotate curb traffic and that's what they're do- teg." Before council was a by- law similar to one passed and then rescinded by coun- cil a year ago increasing rates to five cents for half an hour and 10 cents for an hour, at downtown parking meters. Aid. Vera Ferguson was for throwing out the baby with the bath water. "Lethbridge came to park- ing meters late in life when many American cities were taking them out because of the expense. "We should take them out and go back to ticketing cars after one hour." But she quickly added: "I'm sure that will get no support, so to be realistic, why should we keep subsi- dizing that kind of parking biggest outcry last year was on phone-in shows from people making a big deal out of a small thing. "Compared to other cities, parking is very cheap here and an increase is justified." Complicating matters was a resolution passed earlier in the evening by council which raised rates on the city's downtown parkade to 25 cents for the first hour and 15 cents for additional hours, and S25 per month for plug-in stalls and per month for stalls without plug-ins. City Manager Tom Nut- ting reminded council that with meter rates staying the same, it would cost Si.35 to park all day at the parkade and only 40 cents at a meter. Mr. Nutting said while the parking rate increases were Industry's reaction sought A bylaw to amend the city sewage bylaw was tabled on third reading Monday to give the industries affected a chance to react to it. The bylaw provides for in- stallation of automatic sew- age recording meters and sets out sewage quality and quantity surcharges. Council was told the nine major industries affected have had meetings with the city and the majority agree with ths provisions of the by- law although they haven't seen it in its final form. City Manager Tom Nutting indicated that white quantity has not been a problem, qual- ity has. with grease arx! sol- ids overloading at the city's sewage plant. intended to make the park- ing operation pay for itself, they were also needed to provide surpluses to acquire lots for offstreet parking. The last time such a sur- plus was generated was 3971. There were losses from the parking operation amounting to in 1972 and a projected loss this year, he said in a re- port to council. Aid. Hembroff said he thought the figures were a little padded, but the city was still losing maney in an area it shouldn't need to sub- sidize. "I don't see how those who are against an increase can justify the cost to the tax- payer, particularly those on fixed incomes who are pay- ing for other people to park downtown." Aid. Barnes' firm stand against any increase was supported by Aid. Ed Bas- tedo who said the city was losing money on its parking lots, not on the meters, and alderman BUI Kergan and Tom Ferguson who felt downtown is a core area that needs special consideration. The vote against the bylaw was 5-2 with aldermen Hem- broff and Vera Ferguson in favor of the increase. Pageant group seeks city aid Vision? of an historical production presented is a un- ique manner and attracting thousands of tourists to Indi- an Battle Park were unfold- ed in council chambers Mon- day. The production, c a lied "The Sight, The Sound, and The Fury" was described to aldermen by the Alberta His- torical Production Society in a submission seeking use of Indian Battle Park and 000 from the city. Society president, George Brown told council the pro- duction would be done in tattoo style involving a series of Alberta historical events that occurred between 1870 and 1874, featuring the RCMP, Mr. Brown said the nine- day production to run from Aug. 26 to Sept. 3 would be considered a major dress rehearsal for an on-going af- fair that would be staged over six weeks in ensuing summers and could become a major tourist attraction. Some 50 performers and 50 technicians would be hired for the production, he said. Th society has already made application for to hire 31 students under the Student Temporary Employ- ment Program. The requested from the city is to defray capital costs including lighting, cos- tumes, seating, sets, public- ity, copywrite and rentals, and is needed to get the whole affair off the ground, Mr. Brown said. He council it is hoped the show will ultimately be- come self sufficient through admission charges, although no charge will be made this year. Council seemed to fed 000 was a considerable sum for a dress-rehearsal, and suggested alternate means of raising money, but promised to consider the request in their budget meetings next week. 971 emergency nmnber rejected as unnecessary The 911 emergency phone system was. rejected by city council Monday as unneces- sary and too expansive. Council had been asked to deal with the 911 system be- fore budgetary debate re- sumes naxt week in order to enter an agreement with Alberta Government Te'e- phones immediately to pro- vide the service by March 1, 1974. However Aid. Bill Kergan introduced a motion that the system, which would replace existing emergency sys- tems, not b3 approved. "I've checked with the po- lice, and they have no prob- he said. "There's not that many and most people can get to a pho.Te anyway." Utilities director Oii Erdos countered that was the rcs- icn for having a 911 sysiem. "Surveys have shown thai onJy a small percentage of people know emergency phone numbers." he said But Aid- Vera Ferguson said people alwavs remem- ber Jo diaJ "A 9U system would be great to have, but its not necessary-'' she said. The vote in favor of Aid. Kergan's motion rejecting the system was 6-1, with Aid. Vaughan Hembroff opposed. Silver stolen from garage A private garage used by members of local jeeo club was broken into Sunday night and about S70 in silver was stolen. The garage, at the rear of 18th Si. X.. is owned by Hrbcrt Marsden. a member of the Coulse Kruzers jeep cJub. Council fare hike 'Robber and cop have same attitude but on different sides' The Herald's police rrport- rr. Warren Caragaia. asked people from various social and economic groups for individual on thr mlc fif the policr is tmr society. Today's interview wiih an ex-convict. Wedtic'- day. thr police corn m cut rra {JipiF roK Tbr srrirs concludes a from today. By WARREN" CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer He has spent seven cf 32 years in federal peniten- tiaries and has "no use fw the law. or representatives of liH- iaw." "I've always resented au- Ihority, even when vras a juvemte. and sjxaXinc as former service man, I have s Irw for the armori forces loo." ihe ex-convict 'well call him Jim) says. Hfnr can jou respect tbp i-olace. he asted. when they "r-ave no respfrt either for now ted 70 cents for the i'rst one-fifth of a mile, in- stead of 69 cents for the first two-fifths ol a mile. The rest of the rate 30 cents for each additional one fifth of a mile stays the t-aTT.f LcthbrHgc cab faxes arc TKW on par with these in Cal- vary and Edmonton, council vi as told. Thr waj rcquest- "fl by the Lslhbridge Taxi Association lupreseirt- ir.f United Cabs, Taxi, Taxi awf Bridge ;