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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, April 24, 1974 Cardston airstrip progressing well CARDSTON (Staff) Flying enthusiast Alan G. Orman. a driving force bemnd Cardston's current airstrip project, said Tuesday night light aircraft should be landing on a newly-paved landing field here in June Speaking to The Herald prior to addressing town council's regular meeting on the airstrip progress, Dr. Van Orman said the dirt work at the airstrip site one mile south and IVk miles east of town will be completed in one week Then crews will start to haul gravel to the site. "I know 100 people who have planes who want to fly in here." Dr. Van Orman said He predicted the greatest influx of pilots and passengers will be people who come to this town to enter the LDS church temple. There will also be many air visitors drawn to town by exotic cattle breeders, he forecast, noting that a cattle-breed is being located very close to the landing field. The airstip will mean a lot to the Temple City because it is now virtually isolated, except for automobile travel. There is no train1 or bus service. "Seventy years ago there was a daily stagecoach to Lethbndge and Dr. Van Orman told The Herald "We haven't even got that now." The Cardston Chamber of Commerce continues to be concerned over the lack of bus service. Representations have been made to Northern Bus Lines of Lethbridge but the route is said to be uneconomical. Speaking to council, Dr. Van Orman said a grant has been approved by the provincial government. He said a letter confirming the grant will "be down as soon as the postal strike is over." "Why don't you fly up and get quipped Mayor Lloyd Gregson. Dr. Van Orman said there will be some delays regarding negotiations but provincial officials have assured him there will be no problem for Cardston being able to pay for airstrip paving by June 1. Coun Burns Larson noted it will cost "if we leave the apron off." The town is short about He said a saving' could be realized by using chip coat paving. Coun. Don Caldwell said crews working at the site are running short of dirt till. A meeting will be held with Reeve Harold Jensen of the Cardston Municipal District, Coun. Larson and Mayor Lloyd Gregson to negotiate the MD's involvement in the airstrip. There will be also delegates from the local flying club at the meeting. Mayor Gregson and council thanked Dr. Van Orman for his fine stewardship in spurring the airstrip financing. The doctor told council the government will consider Cardston's airstrip when budget time comes around next year. City has eye on youth golf course Talks are under way between the city and Reg Turner, board president of the Lethbridge and District Youth Recreation Association, concerning relocation of the youth golf course. Some 130 acres northeast of the CJOC television station were leased to the association two years ago and some work, financed by donations, was done on the course. But the city is running out of industrial land due to rapid expansion of its northside industrial park and the city is Commission rejects White Spruce project PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The Oldman River Regional Planning Commission has rejected the White Spruce Landsco Ltd. plan to develop a acre site east of West Castle. The commission says "its social impact on existing land uses in the vicinity is unacceptable." The development has been consistently opposed at local meetings. Child-care co-op given gift of life The University of Lethbridge child-care co- operative received its gift of life Tuesday when the university's board of governors granted it for another year of operation The co-operative was refused financial support earlier this month by city council and faced the possibility of having to close its doors at the end of the month. The grant from the board of governors will also allow the co-operative to remain open during the summer months A good aelction of SILVERWARE CHESTS Rich walnut finish lin- ed with luxurious red velvet. Will hold from 80 to 120 pieces. Priced from 1995 J995 Call China 327-5767 Max Gibb of Lethbridge and seven other shareholders submitted the only brief in favor of the project out of 23 briefs presented to a public meeting held here April 9. Says the commission in its written summary to the Pincher Creek Municipal District "Both the landowners and in subsequent resolution the council of the Pincher Creek Municipal District suggested that the White Spruce development implied a drastic change in land use which would only serve a very limited portion of the population "The landowners repeatedly expressed the concern that the quiet enjoyment of the lands and possibly their livelihoods would be compromised by the proposed development 'The environment conservationist authorities recommendations for the Eastern Slopes have not been released yet although it is anticipated these will focus on the provincial forest reserve. The implications for neighboring lands cannot be ignored "There is some risk the impact of the proposed development on the relatively small watershed of Beaverdam Creek would be unacceptably high in regard to changes in runoff patterns, erosion and siltage from development, pollution and effluent from the development and water consumption. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-8565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Thursday Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 2716 12th Ave. S. LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. Commercial Refrigeration specialists WALK-IN FREEZERS MAKERS 111 11th Street South Phone 328-4333 SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION at the WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd Avenue South Thursday, April 25th Terms Cish Sale starts p.m. No Ruirvi Philco console color TV, Pfaff electric sewing machine m cabinet, wardrobe, folding poker table, good Sanyo washer-spin dryer, set rmse tubs, apartment size gas range, Viking fridge, childs swing set, IHC electric sep- erator, Peugot 10 speed bike, chrome table and 6 chairs, green bathtub, good BTU gas heater, 11 boxes ceiling tile, oil floor furnace, Hide-a-bed, gas and electric mowers, 2 wood cribs with mattresses, beds mattresses, good selection of bicycles, small old desk, amplifier, trailer door, twin rinse tubs, 2 piece chesterfield suite, 6 bundles lumber, drag auger, school desk, sinks, rugs, barbeque, TV stand, bird cage and stand, stove hood and fan, 2 wicker chairs mesh playpen, Hi-chair, set TV tables, small propane bottle, carpet sweepers, boiler, hydraulic jacks, 2 trail- er jacks, speaker, kids car seat, floor polishers, bar- rel pumps, stroller, nails, floor lamp, pots and pans. Many Items Too Numerous to Mention. UTILITY TRAILER SMALL CAMPER WOOD BOAT HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE TED NEWBY Lie. 010283-41 AUCTIONEERS KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 012116-498 Making way for the high rise Behind this pile of rubble is a bulldozer. It's clearing the way for Lethbridge's senior citizens high rise that will reach 10 stories to the sky and will accommodate 160 tennants in 122 bachelor and 19 one bedroom suites. More than in luxuries were trimmed off the original contract bid when the Al- berta Housing Corporation negotiated the price down to million with low bidder, Poole Con- struction. Clearing began Tuesday and the construc- tion of the high rise.is expected to take 12 to 14 months. CIC official warns could be oil short in 10 years' By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer Canadians will be faced with an oil shortage within 10 years if the government continues to allow the export of large amounts of energy, a national executive with the Committee for an Independent Canada said here Tuesday. Jim Russell, a University of Alberta chemist and oil policy expert for the CIC, claimed Canada will begin running short of oil about 1980 to 1983 and there is a move now to export even more oil. "The evidence is we are being set up to pump out the cheap stuff, now available, fast and this will put us in even a tighter he said. These intentions, by the oil companies, are illustrated in briefs to the National Energy Board which is holding SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwaru Bldj 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 hearings to hammer out policies on energy exportation, he said. Dr. Russell will be presenting a brief to the board on behalf of the CIC. There have been two opposing views facing the board, Dr. Russell said. The oil companies are saying they will rush out and find more oil reserves if they are allowed to export greater quantities and provinces such as Nova Scotia, Manitoba and British Columbia are saying CHEC eager to hear from Ottawa Results are expected soon from a Canadian Radio and Television Commission hearing on CHEC radio's application for a satellite outlet in Taber, the station's general manager said Tuesday Hal Brown said some results from other applications at the same hearings, held last month in Vancouver, have been announced. He said he would probably see the results on the news wire or receive them by Telex, but he planned to phone Ottawa this morning in case they were mailed. Clear Thinking Very olten at time of need we receive a call from a family to whom we have been recommended by another family we previously served This is very flattering to us. but we really ihink it is much more prudent for a amily to investigate a funeral home lefore need, at their leisure when Minds are clear and untroubled -'hen seeking professional assistance, there is no substitute for knowing with whom you are deal- rng and for having a good work- ing 'nowledge of tne factors in- volved Why not drop in some time and become acquainted Come when you want to and be sure to ask any questions you want to SALMON 327 lOlh STREET SOUTH____________ PHONE 327-2802 Established 1927 FUNERALHOME LTD. LETHHRIDGE, ALBERTA "they're (reserves) not there so take care of us first." In their briefs, the oil companies are providing a "weird twist" on free enterprise in that they want money from the public in the form of higher oil prices, to search for oil that will get the companies even greater profits, he claimed. This seems to outmode the traditional free enterprise system where companies went out with their own money to haul in profits. To back their claims that more exportation is needed to promote discovery and that there are plenty of oil reserves for the future, the oil companies have produced graphs in their presentations to the board that are less than the truth, he said. The graphs, copies of which Dr. Russell circulated to the meeting, show Canada to have enough potential and operational oil regions to keep production above consumption beyond 1990. All the graphs show a decline in production around 1985 but then production rides upwards into the 1990's supported by "potential frontier regions, oil sands and other." Dr. Russell said many oil experts have said the oil sands cannot be economically developed by this date. The other reserves will never show the potential the oil companies say they have because not that many wells are productive Only one in six oil discoveries are said to be of the size of the Leduc field or larger and it would take a find of this size to make frontier drilling, such as that in the Beaufort Sea, economical, he said. The Gulf Oil brief to the board shows future frontier production increasing during 1985 by about barrels a day and ;this is just Dr. Russell said. Dr. Russell claimed the Canadian Petroleum Association brief contains a graph that does not even conform to the proper laws governing oil supply and demand. "The evidence is very overwhelming that the board has been conned on natural gas and it is going to be conned again. "Canadians must watch what they are doing. They must watch the exports and make sure they can afford to heat their own homes with their natural he said. And Canadians must ask themselves if they are willing "to tear the heart out of northern Alberta to be able to export more oil now." If the country can cut back on exports, which take 60 per cent of Canadian oil production to the United States, it can postpone the day when there will not be enough oil. By postponing a shortage situation, Canadians can begin developing the oil sands properly, prevent the destruction of the environment in the North and prefect alternate sources of energy, Dr. Russell said. attempting to expand to the north. Negotiations are also underway with a landowner just north of city limits on 9th Avenue N. and east of 28th Street N. City council also recently voted to back out of an agreement with the federal government which would have seen the city take over some 93 acres used by the Lethbridge Research Station east of the city industrial park in exchange for a quarter section owned by the city, just east of the youth golf course. The total land moves could result in the city picking up more than 500 acres for industrial expansion. What precipitated these moves appears to have been the city's quick sale to industrialists of the last of the former prisoner of war camp site it acquired from the provincial government a few years ago. All but one acre of the 55 acres recently put up for sale was grabbed up within two weeks. "When we bought that land from the provincial government we thought it would last 10 years It's gone in said one council member. That apparently left the youth golf course land looking much more attractive to the city than two years ago when it was leased to the youth recreation association for 20 years. Since all the work on the golf course has been done through donations. Mr. Turner seems determined to get a fair deal from the city. "I have a couple of good prospects for he says A lake and park line have been put in at the present golf course site, and enough material for six greens was hauled m, Mr. Turner said. One green has been finished. "We were all set to install an underground sprinkler system or wheel moved irrigation this he said. "The city had in the budget for it, then it was cut." Since the talks started, everything has been let go and Mr Turner admits the course looks a little embarassing right now. It's too dry to seed without irrigation, he said, and arrangements that had been made with neighboring farmers to look after the land didn't work out. As a result, ground prepared last year has all gone to weeds. Plant reopens Canada Packers Ltd.'s Lethbridge plant reopened this morning after being closed since Friday as a result of a dispute between the company and the Canadian Food and Allied Workers. FURRIERS Fur Coat Storage The Lethbridge Furriers PHONE 327-2209 Raymond may be site of complex The million fertilizer complex mooted for this area may go immediately adjacent to Raymond, TMe Herald has learned. The project, to be financed mostly by American farm operatives and with most of the ammonia to be exported by pipeline for further processing, has not yet cleared the Alberta authorities. It would use large quantities of natural gas as a raw material and of water for processing. The Herald's information is that Ridge Reservoir south of Raymond would be considered a suitable source for the 32 acre- feet million gallons) of water needed daily. A Raymond site is the first choice of the developers. Department hankers for old library The community services department is going after an old public library building again for offices, but art gallery enthusiasts can relax. It's the recently-vacated south-side branch at 1020 20th St. S. that the departmnet wants to convert to offices this time. It's application to convert the building was to be heard by the Municipal Planning Commission today. An April 30 deadline has been placed on proposals by community groups for use of the old main library building in the Gait Gardens. The community services department originally wanted it for their offices, but a campaign by local art groups to convert the building to a gallery resulted in a city council decision to throw it open to all interested community groups. Certified Dentil Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2122 PLANT NOW! GLADIOLI BULBS DOZEN MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Marquis Hotel Bldg. Phone 327-1515 Now is the time to consider Air Conditioning PRE-SEASON PRICES still In by Charlton Hill LTD. 1262-2nd Avv.S. 328-3388 ATTENTION! Home Buyers, Contractors, Developers, Real Estate Agents. 44 Choice lots for sale in the Village of Nobleford Only 18 minutes from Lethbridge Fully serviced (underground) Paved streets and sidewalks Adjacent to elementary and Junior high schools prfctd at ptr front foot Contact the Village Office before Friday May 3rd Phone 824-3322 also a few Mobile Home Lots Available ;