Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 -THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, April 26, 1974 Board scuttles new bid for halfway house A second attempt to establish a halfway house for recovering alcoholics and dependent drug abusers in Lethbridge lias failed. Theft sentence suspended 16-year-old Lethbridge youth charged with stealing a truck April 1 was given an 18- month suspended sentence in provincial court Thursday. The court was told Anthony Michael Tedesco. 706 12th St. C N., and two other persons took a pickup from Aneca Construction. They drove it to Magrath and back and around the city before police arrested them. Tedesco pleaded guilty to the charge April 4 and was remanded to April 17 for sentencing but did not appear then. He was fined Thursday for being unlawfully at large. A Cardston man has been charged with break, enter and theft in connection with the burglarizing of a popcorn stand adjacent to Gait Gardens Wednesday. Vernon Eagle Child appeared in provincial court Thursday and reserved election and plea until April 30. He is still in custody. Shortly after the popcorn stand was found to have been broken into, city police arrested a man in Gait Gardens carrying a large bag of popcorn and two cartons of gum with him. The Development Appeal Board Thursday upheld an appeal by land owners in the area of the proposed house a duplex in the 3400 block on Spruce Drive to disallow the centre's establishment there. The Municipal Planning Commission last month approved establishment of the facility at that location for a one year trial period. The land owners, claiming the house would lower property values, appealed the decision. The Halfway Recovery Acres Society initially tried in February to establish such a centre 709 6th Ave. S. but after MFC approval the owner of the building decided not to rent because of pressure from residents in the area. The society wanted to buy the Spruce Drive duplex and had appealed the one-year MFC restriction because it made it impossible for the society to acquire the type of mortgage it was after. Norm Cowie, regional director of the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission and promoter of the house, said today society officials will have to "back off and reassess where we are and take a run at it from a new The society will probably discuss with the city what type of approach the society should take and where the best location for the halfway house would be. The appeal board, in turning down the request, said the proposed use of the house did not conform to zoning bylaws. "We will ask the city where it can be established and then tell them whether these areas are satisfactory for our purpose." he said. Spring Cleaning RENT A CARPET SHAMPOOER Really makes your car- pet cleaning easy. For Only S3.00 Per Day Call 327-5767 Thief selective Lethbridge city police are on the lookout for a clothesline thief. A selective thief went to three different residences in the vicinity of 10th Street and 10th Avenue N. late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning and made off with a total of 22 towels, three bedspreads, two sheets and one pillowcase. The items were among clothing hanging on clotheslines in the back yards of the residences. CcrtHtod Mechanic CLIFF ILACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL UN. Lavvl PHONi 3Z7-M11 LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. Commercial Refrigeration Specialists WALK-IN FREIZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 11th Street South Phone 321-4333 THE AUCTION BLOCK 2508 2nd Ave. N. 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On the whole, the play's probably more entertaining than most of this week's television programs and a worthwhile alternative to the movies. "Breath of Spring" traces the adventures of Dame Beatrice Appleby (Cherie Baunton) and her merry band of geriatric thieves who take up fur- stealing as a means of enlivening the "teatime of life" as well as raising money for worthy causes. Looking decidedly younger than her years, Ms. Baunton brought excellent diction and presence to her role, but somehow did not come across as the dotty, eccentric old dame we were led to expect. Ah. but she had two priceless side- kicks: Kaye Robison as Miss Nanette Parry and Hazel Skaronski as Miss Elizabeth Hatfield. All bouncy bustle, Ms. Robison was perfect as the energetic teacher of language and diction. Her confidence and casual approach are the perfect foil to Ms. Skaronski's Elizabeth Hatfield. Wringing her hands, cringing, fluttering, ever in a tizzy of jumpy nerves and uncertainty, Ms. Skaronski created an inspired "Hattie." Draped in a stolen fur, her slight frame dwarfed by pelts, her delivery of "Now I know why women become wicked" was priceless. Her one fault: occasionally in her agony of final words in her sentences were inaudible. Frank Featherstone obviously enjoyed himself as spit-and-polish Brigadier Bertie Rayne, whose precision-planning and 'pinger' clock make the fur raids so successful. Pulling faces, moustache a-bristle, Mr. Featherstone explodes with "Rathers" and "Oh I says'' which would do jus- tice to the most florrid pukka colonel ever to guard her majesty's colonies overseas. Fran Rude was a charming cockney maid, playing her role with casual assurance. Winifred Smith, on the other hand, might have been trying just a trifle too hard. We were made too aware that she was playing the character of a somewhat proper British lady. Due to sudden illness, Bill Matheson, was unable to play the role of Detective Pape a deletion detracting from some of the drama of Act Three, though Ed Bayley filled the gap as best he could. Although it played just over two hours, excluding intermissions, the "Breath of Spring" lagged in places. The first 15 minutes of act one plodded and act three could also have been paced more briskly. And speaking of intermissions, why two each of 10- minute duration? The few changes made between act two and three could have been accomplished merely by darkening the stage for a few moments. "Breath of Spring" continues tonight and Saturday; curtain time is 8 p.m. Two for the see-saw The sun may not have stayed up long enough Thursday for these two lads as they play on a see-saw merry-go-round at the Adams Ice Arena playground. Silhouetted by the setting sun are six-year- olds Kelly Shigehiro, left, 1306 23 St. N., and Mark Ikle, 1707 8th Ave. N, They should have plenty of evening light next week when Daylight Saving Time begins. And the weather office also has good news for the boys, predicting a sunny weekend. Grain producers urged to insure 1974 crops Communication between government, public vital to political system The exchange of information between the government and the public is vital to the political system. Without it, the system couldn't operate, says MLA Dave King (PC Edmonton Highlands.) Mr. King told the Southern INSURANCE HOME-BUSINESS FARM We Can Save You S Money S SEEUSSOONI 706 3rd. S. 327-2793 Alberta Council on Public Affairs Thursday "we, as politicians, have to communicate to the public and they must understand the programs." 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To him, the important issue is the content of the communication. He explained that one political parly always seems to have an access to free media and resources. The party in power enjoys the free access, putting the other parties at a disadvantage. "Political problems are in disparity of parties' access to the media." There is a very blurred line between political functions and administrative functions. He said he is a member of the legislative assembly as well as the Progressive Conservative Party, with only a thin line between the two. It is becoming increasingly important to recognize the right of the citizen to have access to the parties, he said. Mr. King feels strongly that government decisions should not be made in isolation from the public it serves. To help provide citizens with answers to immediate questions, 35 special telephone systems will be installed throughout the province, he said. Citizens will be able to call toll free to an operator who will transfer the call to any government department. The system has already been installed in 17 areas and will be set up in Lethbridge at the end of the year. Grain producers who are not already insured under all- risk crop insurance and who have not been contacted by crop insurance agents are urged by the Alberta department of agriculture to get in touch with their nearest agent before the end of the month. The deadline for new applications for insurance is April 30. Policyholders who have not yet made their election of coverage, crops or price options for this year should also contact their agents the department says. Hugh Homer, minister of agriculture, says in a news release with higher price options being offered for all spring-sown crops, because of the improved market prices for grains, there is a need for fethbnidae more protection due to escalating costs. 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