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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THE LETHBRIOGE August Medicine Hat-Redcliff population may reach by 1994 MKDICINK HAT The Combined population of Hodi-liff and the 'Hat will probably increase by 50 per cent over the next 20 years to 50.000 pi-uple. says a growth study released at a public meeting here Wednesday night. The study prepared by Calgary con- sultants I'nderwood. McLellan and Associates says the combined population of Redcliff and the 'Hat is expected to jump from 35.000 to 40.000 between 1976 and 1981. The Calgary planning consultants, hired six months ago by the regional planning com- mission, presented the 180-page brief to civic- groups, many of whom had submitted position papers. In accord with a proposal from St. Mary River Irrigation District, the 20-year growth forecast recommends that the "peripheral areas of Medicine Hat and Redcliff should be maintained free of all residential development, except that which is directly related to commercial agricultural operations." Country residences, the report adds, should be located ''in or near existing settlements, rather than denying them completely." Based on a "medium" population projection, the town and city will need new residential lots bv 1981 and 2.700 new lots by 1996. Tin- report recommends "infilling" of current residential areas and warns against housing starts north of current construction in the Cres- cent Heights area, north and west of city centre. "Expansion in Crescent Heights should be limited to retain that area as a buffer between heavy industries to the northwest in Brier Park." the study says. With heavy industry moving north of Highway 1. the report urges residential growth between the 'Hat and Redcliff "should be restricted to areas south of the Trans-Canada Highway." The study also recommends: Retaining the airport in its present location: Upgrading Highway 1 in its present location: -Relocating CP Rail yard facilities outside the 'Hat, keeping two tracks and the passenger station within city limits; and calculating natural gas reserves for "basic community needs." The report recommends that "proposed petrochemical industries should obtain their natural gas requirements from sources other than the city or town until reserves are proven to be more relocatable buildings for the 'Hat day care centre, facing "an immediate demand for 200 spaces." The child care centre "is operating at full capacity and must give priority to those children with special circumstances." -Replacing Redcliff town police with RCMP; a common boundary between the 'Hat and Redcliff to "eliminate uncertain jurisdictions over school costs, provision of municipal services and land development." The report also says the town and city could both save money by integrating schools, police, fire protection and the cost of water, sewer and gas service. The 'Hat and Redcliff earlier agreed to build a connecting sewage transmis- sion line after department of the environment of- ficials told Redcliff that the town's sewage dis- posal system fails to meet provincial standards. More aircraft joining search The search for two men lost on a flight through moun- tainous terrain between C a s 11 e g a r B.C.. and Lethbridge has been expanded to fifteen participating air- craft. The search pattern has also been extended north and south of the 350-mile route which their single-engine craft was to have taken when it dis- appeared Monday afternoon. two Lethbridge aircraft wore expected to participate in the search today, being co ordinated from Cranbrook. B.C.'.. searchmaster Kenneth Durrani said. On board the loast plane were Lloyd Fletcher. 62. and his son Ernie. 20. both of Bur- naby. B.C. Jack Reeder. 35. a part-time instructor with the Lethbridge Flying Club, participated in the search east of the Rockies Wednesday and today. George Williams, a member of the club, was to join the search Friday. High passes through the R.C.M.P. SOUVENIR SERIES Coasters Ashtrays Mugs Cups and Saucers Bon Bons, etc. LESS 25% CALL CHINA 327-5767 DOWNTOWN mountains could be covered up to 10 times. Maj. Durrant said in a telephone interview from Cranbrook. Some of the mountainous terrain has already been covered three times after 100 hours of searching, he said. The search is iti its fourth day. More than square miles have been covered by the searchers. "Very heavy coverage has been given to the route at all Maj. Durrani said. The search area is being extended north and south of the route filed in Castlegar by the men for the flight to R e g i n a via Lethbridge. Drug school Aug. 18-23 About 350 people are ex- pected to attend the third an- nual summer school on alcohol and drugs sponsored by the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission in Calgary Aug. 18-23. Ric Durrant. conference co ordinator. said here Wednesdav. the school will combine presentations by resource personnel with 'special interest sessions" to provide a complete view of drug problems and possible solutions. Registration for the school at the University of Calgary ends Aug. 5 but the commis- sion has already nearly filled its slate of delegates. The school, this year will differ little from previous ears. Certified Denial Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 UNIROYAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA iM RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee MILES 75% MORE HAZARD PROTECTION' 20% MORE CAR CONTROL 12% MORE TRACTION' AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety lei our Service Department give you a Safety Check on: BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work is performed by experts to assure complete safety and satisfaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR CHARGKX KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBRIDGE 16213rd Ave.S, Phoiw 327-5985 TABER CALGARY 620150th Ave. Ave. N.c. Phom 223-3441 276-5344 City Scene Popeye extravaganza Saturday Fans of the world's most popular spinach consumer will have the opportunity to spend 300 hilarious minutes Saturday watching their favorite muscle-bound cartoon un screen at the new library. The six-hour Popeye cartoon extravaganza, to be shown continuously from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is being made available free of charge by the library as part of its planned family programs. Japanese film-makers to visit Tokyo film producer Kan Kojima and cameraman Ryoichi Akimoto of Net-Asahi Productions of Japan will visit Lethbridge over the long weekend. Travel and convention bureau spokesman Frank Smith said the two film makers will visit Waterton. Fort Macleod and Lethbridge in a three-day filming trip through southern Alberta. He said the two-man film crew has expressed interest in seeing the city's Japanese gardens and meeting local members of the Japanese community. BBB van to be in town soon The first trial of a mobile van service to Lethbridge will be made by the Calgary Better Business Bureau Aug. 8 and 9. The van will be at the Centre Village Mall Aug. 8 and College Mall Aug. 9, and will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The trial service will come to Lethbridge regularly for the next few- months. The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce will continue to operate its business information service, with assistance from the Calgary group has assisted it, but Lethbridge is not large enough to support a full-time BBB. Tomatoes from potatoes? A fair number of Lethbridge potatoes are going to seed these days, a Canada department of agriculture research scien- tist told The Herald Wednesday. W. E. Torfason of the Lethbridge Research Station, said he has received several inquiries about small, green, tomato-like fruit appearing on potato plants. They aren't tomatoes, though the two plants are related. They're potato seeds, he says. Most occurances have been in the Norland potato variety, he adds. Dr. Torfason said the seeds will produce potatoes, but have to be started in a greenhouse Potato varieties are developed this way, but commercial potatoes are grown from eyes, he says. Potatoes have a very complex genenc inakeup, he says, and the seeds are cross-pollinated and would not have the same characteristics as their parents. If one fruit contained 100 seeds, it would probably yield 100 different varieties, he says. Vehicle strikes tree A 33-year-old Lethbridge woman was slightly injured when the car she was driving struck a tree at 12th Street and 6th Avenue S. Wednesday. Dorothy Houston, 1262 7th Ave. S., was taken to St. Michael's Hospital treated and released. She has been charged with driving with a blood alcohol level exceeding .08 per cent. Grant to be used to sod roofs A grant of will be given to the Whoop-Up Country Historical Society Aug. 9 to sod the roof of Fort PENNER'S PLUMBING Specializing m service Work, Water Heaters and Basement Plumbing 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 Whoop-Up and construct a North West Mounted Police display in the fort museum. The grant, presented by the Alberta RCMP Century Celebrations Committee, is to be used strictly for the two projects. Whoop-Up manager Richard Hare says. It is unknown yet how much the sod will cost. Now Is The Time To Prepare For The Harvest Season By Replacing Worn Belts or Chains We have a large selection of All of your Agricultural needs. AGRICULTURAL ROLLER CHAIN Available at OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236 36 St. North Plione 327-1571 or contact the "OLIVER DEALER" Rocking horses an obstacle Board order should clear the way for sprinkler irrigation works Oil well sites aim for edges Oil well sites, one of the main obstacles to irrigation farmers in Southern Alberta, will no longer be located in the centre of fields. Jay Purnell. director of the Alberta irrigation division in Lethbndge, said the Alberta Energy Resources Conserva- tion Board has passed an order that will stop oil com- panies from drilling wells in Trucks sold to Three garbage trucks assembled by a city firm are being loaded on board a CP Rail flatcar in Lethbridge for shipment to 'die V.Vsi Indies. The truck bodies called "Haul-Alls" are produced by Haul-All Equipment Systems, a division of Neufeldt In- dustries and mounted on right hand drive trucks supplied by the International Harvester Co. of Springfield. Ohio. The units will be shipped by rail to Montreal, with one destined for Granada and two for Mont Serrat. Worth the contract was obtained through the Canadian International Development Agency and is being financed by the Cana- dian Commercial Cor- poration. J.J. Neufeldt. president of Neufeldt Industries will travel to the Caribbean to provide operational and maintenance instruction to vehicle operators. The company manufactures about 200 to 250 Haul-All units psr year. The 12 cubic yard units feature a side leading compactor and are said to be more versatile for shorter runs than conventional larger garbage trucks. Operating out of a Kenyon Field hangar since 1965, the firm, which originated in Coaldale. also makes potato bulk boxes and a line of in- dustrial gas fired appliances. the middle of fields where possible. The problem has increased during the past few years with the increased use of irrigation systems which move across the fields under their own power. Wheel-move side roll units and centre pivot systems require a certain amount of clearance to operate efficient- ly and the well sites prevent this because many wells in the south require tall pumping un- its, Mr. Purnell saia farmers now are in a better position to negotiate well sites on their land. The main problem in oil companies moving their well sites to corners of each quar- ter section of land involved petroleum withdrawal rights. Where an oil company moves to a corner of a field to a site closer to another company's operations, concessions are granted the company in the middle of the field for lost petroleum products. Checked back lane for weeds? Lethbridge residents are be- ing asked by the city to help clear back lanes of weeds, ac- cording to a spokesman from the city weed inspector's of- fice. The spokesman said the city has received several com- plaints about weedy back lanes and private lots. The spokesman said the weeds constitute a definite fire hazard in the fall and tend to become a nuisance. It causes excessive snow drifting in the winter and every effort should be made to keep these weeds under control." the spokesman said. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz 2225th St. S. Phone 328-4095 BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Thursday Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 378-0372 2716 12lh Ave. S. COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-78S3 Frozen food plant wins planning approval Associated Projects Ltd. was given the go-ahead Wednesday by the Municipal Planning Commission to build its million frozen foods plant in North Lethbridge. The plant will be built at 703-719 32nd St. N. with construction expected to start this fall and a produc- tion start scheduled for next spring. Frozen dinners aimed primarily at the institutional market will be made at the plant from Southern Alberta agricultural products. In other business Wednesday, the planning commis- sion okayed the establishment of a massage parlor in the Holiday Village. It's the Velvet Touch massage parlor, which was located on 3rd Avenue S., and will now be known as the Holiday Village Massage. Also approved by the commission were two fourplex apartment buildings to be constructed by Harcourt Development Ltd.. at 2301 and 2305 23rd St. M. Theft nets jail terms Two of three Lethbridge men received prison sentences in provincial court Wednesday after pleading guilty of theft of 436 batteries from National Salvage Com- pany. 306 33rd St. N. Robert Jon Fedorak, 20. 314 19th St. N.. was sentenced to nine months in prison and one- year probation. Grant James Nordin, 18, 841 33rd St. N., was sentenced to six months in prison and one-year probation. Court was told the third man. James Karl Bach, 17, 315 10th St. N.. took the least part in the crime. He was given a two-year suspended sentence with probation. The three appeared in court last week, all pleaded guilty to the charge and were remand- ed in custody to Wednesday for a pre sentence report. 'ART STUDIO MIKE HANZEL Extra wear For Every Pair 371-7th Street South FOX DENTURE CLINIC Esl. 1322 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. DM FlCTM ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINCE 1958 710 5 AVE S HEINO DEEKEN Manager Celebrating a BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY or OTHER SPECIAL OCCASION? Let you plan your party in the "WESTWINDS DINING ROOM" COMPLIMENTARY CAKE You'll Never Know How Enjoyable Your Party Can Bel SATURDAY DINE DANCE This Week featuring "THE METROS" SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FAMILY DINING 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. IN THE OLD TRADITIOl. of WESTERN HOSPITALITY Erickscns family restaurant ;