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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETH8RIDQE August Mental health officials atlei to solve Raymond Home pr- !v (JKORGE STEPHENSON associa" n volunteer in a hav Herald Staff Writer Herahi i' areas -i ih- Against the fading backdrop progn'- seen of complaints launched March Sui I'hnsur. a'immiMrainr inairie w.iM I! against the Raymond Home. ilir geriatric iacilily .V mental health officials have Kavmnnd and one in the been working vigorously to says planning and Mr iron ,m; problems and bring i n i n.i the home in line with modern !he patien's mental health philosophy. well hu i.iiii: And since those complaints operali'-s the lariliiy. piibii.-h.M launched by two former nent basic skills m., patients and a mental health "e some o4 :hc: heen PHIL ILLINGWORTH photos 'aught by cops? Look up RCMP constables have been nabbing and other highway violators for about say it would be better if they couldn't find e car approaching the lines on the highway will a to the next line. If it gets there too soon, the will note its speed by the stopwatch and ra- id to the waiting police cars. AMBER CRYSTAL BEER MUGS Made in Poland Heavy base, handled. Reg. SPECIAL CALL CHINA 327-5767 DOWNTOWN San! "i meiu v.' is ir: under dirccHnn a psy- ;JIH; chiatrie social w.irker. i-i'incaiion for anv One ut the complaints against Hie hone v-.as lh.il mental 'Ic.'-''- had chialr n Tht- i ity Scene starts today FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX. C.D.M. PENNER'S PLUMBING Specializmg in seryjce Work. Water Heaters and BaSerrient Plumbing. 327-4121 Man i -1 an park for free starting today at the city's some i parking spaces, ft will be possible to park cheaply j.week and possibly two. as meters are changed. w began the job today of changing the meter heads rices, which will be double the old. finished it'll cost a nickel for Vi-hour, a dime you only have a quarter in your pocket, you'll ;y two hours parking for that. ninutc meters will take nickels, and penny parking i irever. i the changeover is completed meter parking is Nioi i 'nsts will get a couple of days warning from City ballon !he new meters will go into operation. tnon-Prebuill talks set -liter the want tc. ci.-.'ir: thorn. (.'ass Bond, a officer at. the Lothbridgi CorrecUon.al Institution, four- the hubcaps when his car o dates have been set for negotiations in the sirike at Prebuilt Industries Ltd., a union -.''.id today. riiey Phillips, spokesman for Local 2998 of the United -hnod of Carpenters and Joiners of America, said t.'0 cc-uld take place Aug. 13 and 14. The union wanted to lking until the strike was settled, he said. Phillips also said the union had wanted to meet Friday, company couldn't make it. eeting tentatively set for today had been cancelled because the union negotiator couldn't make it No Fuss! Convenient! Delicious! Ready to Serve Ideal for: STAFF PICNICS FAMILY GATHER Choice of left waiting is pleasec r.- ;Y DR. GORDON DR. EVELYN have joined the G of a quiet weekend for RCMP and City Police with no accidents or crimes, except for minor incidents which iicc going steady during the three day holiday. or: SLICED Se !ree hired court old Crop has been a> couri worker for V.'i'.ixhall and Coaldale Native C o u n s e 11 i n g Tvices of Alberta. Former r of L student, ovd Kwenin will live in itier and travel to Vauxhall d f'oaldalc to advise native appearing in c'ourt on ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 Billboards useless for traffic cops who fly airplanes By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer Everyone's heard it before you've been driving for hours and there's only a few miles left before getting home, so you press down on the gas pedal to cut down a few minutes. Suddenly you realize that those few minutes saved are going to cost money. In front you see a pair of RCMP interceptor cars and a un- iformed officer flagging you over to the side of the road. While you wonder how they knew you were speeding, the RCMP air traffic patrol chalks up another "donation" to the Alberta government. Last weekend the air traffic patrol eagle-eyed a total of 50 motorists for speeding violations. The Lethbridge and Magrath areas totalled 19, with 11 speed violations in the Lethbridge area. The Fort Macleod area had 19 and in Milk River area 12 speeding tickets were given out. The top speed was 98 miles per hour. A Cessna 172, on loan from the Lethbridge Air Service, circles above a two mile stretch of highway between Lethbridge and Kipp while motorists speed down the road. feet below, un- aware of the watchful eyes of the RCMP constable in the aircraft above. In the two one-hour flights over that stretch of highway, the air traffic patrol averaged a speeder every 12 minutes. 11 in all. For the first hour out the pilot is Will Rew. 21. and in the seat behind him is Const. Mel Dyson, who has been with the air traffic patrol since it began here two and a half years ago. At the end of that hour everyone takes a short break and Brian Huff, 24, takes over as pilot. While over the speed zone Const. Dyson holds a clip- board with two stopwatches attached to the top. The headset he wears over one ear keeps him in contact with RCMP Constables Pete Maynard and Craig Parkinson on the ground. The two men on the ground stand patiently by two marked police cars at the end of the traffic zone, about a I12-mile stretch. "Here comes one now and he's going pretty good." com- ments Const. Dyson. Const. Dyson taps the pilot on the shoulder, "Can you stay with the blue truck? He's a violator." It's p.m. and the con- stable clocks the truck on a quarter mile section at 98 miles per hour in a 65 zone. Then he radios to his partners on the ground below, "Eastbound left lane third vehicle coming to you blue pickup." He tells the pilot to follow the vehicle to the interceptors "just in case he decides not to stop." One of the officers steps out from beside the police car, looks down the highway and flags down the third vehicle coming towards him. Then the aircraft veers off and down the road to find another victim. "We've been using the sky patrol now for about two and a half years and it's more ef- ficient than patrol cars and says Const. Dyson. The aircraft patrol system to check for speeders is simple, accurate and effec- tive, he comments. Each zone is clearly marked by the words "air patrol" painted on the road, followed by a pair of aircraft silhouettes, another pair of silhouettes and a series of lines that divide the highway into quarter mile sections. 'You notice, after they've been clocked and leave the zone how they slow down when they see the patrol cars. But it's always too Const. Dyson concluded. Mail official insists patrons use postal code Complain about slow mail service all you want but as long as people continue to omit postal codes the mail will get through, all right, but slowly indicates a Lethbridge Post Office official. Postal codes in Canadian cities are relatively new, ac- cording to Lethbridge post- master Art Lewis, but it works. "It definitely speeds up mail handling and gets the letter to the receiver." Mr. Lewis said. He said if mail was sent from Victoria to Lethbridge with the proper postal code on the envelope along with the address, the mail would be sorted by machine in Victoria and sent to Lethbridge and the right letter carrier. "This eliminates second the postmaster said. Without the postal code mail has to be sorted by hand "and that takes time." He said at present the Lethbridge Post Office doesn't have machines for handling postal codes, "but letters going out of the city should have the code as should mail coming in." Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 PUBLIC NOTICE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12th Our New Address and Phone Number will be as follows: 102O-20 St. S. Phone 329-4877 COMMUNITY" SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CITY OF LETHBRIDGE) V.'ith Salads airactively Displayed i Buffet Table! DELIVERED ANYWHERE! FOR FURTHER DETAILS ,our FOOD P BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS "i G i 3 rd A V i. 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE i328-7751 S A PHONE 327-2-.5 till i p.m. 1J8.0372 12th Ave. S. KEEP YOUR 1709-2nd Ave. South Phone 328-5973 ;