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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta ,-tTHBRIDGE August City Scene Student housing short A critical shortage of housing is again facing students filter- ing back to Lethbridge to attend the Lethbridge Community College, the college information officer said today. Gordon Colledge said the situation is as critical as it was last year and seems aggravated because of a large number of construction workers who have taker, residence in Lethbridge to work on various projects in the City. "We told students last spring to come in early and find a place and it seems many started coming last week, but we have nothing we can give them at this time." Mr. Colledge said. The college operates a housing office that lists all available accommodation for students and LCC is again asking city residents to list any available housing with the college. This year's shortage is developing only a few months after the college approached the government asking for a campus residence for students. "The government as yet has not realized the need for a residence a need that we face each year." he said. About 800-1.000 students at the college are searching tor ac- commodation at the end of each summer, he said. Secretary may strike One of Lethbridge's smallest organized labor forces is currently awaiting news of the progress of negotiations being conducted in Ottawa. Barb McKenna. secretary at the Canadian Union of Public Kmployees' office in Lethbridge, is the only member of her local in this city. The unit. Local 225 of the Office and Professional Employees' International Union represents CUPE office staff across Canada, she said. Supervisor named here A program supervisor for the employment opportunities division of the provincial health department has replaced Cam Bracken as administrator of the Lethbridge regional office of that department. Robert Rechner. 29. took over the position Tuesday. Mr. Bracken, who was with the Lethbridge office for 10 years, has taken over a regional office of the department of health and social development in Calgary. Paperbacks at library Paperback books will now be available to borrowers at the Lethbridge Public Library, Chief Librarian Duncan Rand has announced. Mr. Rand said most libraries already stock paperbacks, and the sharp rise in the cost of hardcover books makes the move economical. The range of titles and subjects will be virtually the same as for hardcover books, he said. DIET SCALE with CALORIE CHART QQc ONLY WW DIET SCALE TRAYS with MEASURING SPOON ,19 Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 UMROVAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA iM RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee HHBHH MILES 75% MORE HAZARD 20% MORE CAR CONTROL' 12% MORE TRACTION- AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety let 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 (HARC.KX KIRK'S LETHBRIOGE TABER CALGARY 1621 3rd Ava. S. 620150th Ave. 1210 45th Ava. N.E. Phone 327-5985 Phone 223-3441 276-5344 TIRE SALES LTD. Store owner finds thief A trespasser at Bing's Grocery. 1111 3rd Ave. S. netted early today. Store owner Chan Bing sur- prised the trespasser in the .store at about this mor- ning. The man fled with the money and police were unable to locate him on city streets following the incident, they said. A 30-inch bar was used to pry the store's front door open in a manner similar to that used to gain entry to other Lethbridge stores, police said. Old street names die as walks go Replacement of deteriorating sidewalks down- town means ripping up the old to lay down the new. Many of the old sidewalks still have the city's original street names engraved in them, dating them back to the Auto taken A Lethbridge resident Wednesday reported to city police the theft of a 1964 Pontiac from the front of his residence. Greg Trenholm told police he works night shift and was returning from work about a.m. when he noticed his car was gone. PENNER'S PLUMBING Specializing in service Work. Water Heaters, and Basement Plumbing. 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 decade after the turn-of-the- century. Street names were replaced by the number system in 1910 ai'ter the great land rush from !D05 to 1910 when the city's population jumped from 3.000 in more than Street numbering was adopted at the request of the postmaster general to ex- pedite home postal delivery, but names like Dufferin Street, Baroness Road, London Road. Redpath Street. Bompas Street, and Argyle Street to name just a few- have lingered on in concrete. Now with the sidewalk renewal program even those traces of history will dis- appear. Portions of sidewalk on 5th. tith, 7th and 8th Streets and 4th Avenue S. will be replaced in the next two weeks, while sidewalks on 12th St. 'C' N. and Ifith St. N. have already been replaced in this year's program. A similar amount, is set aside for sidewalk renewal in the 1975 and 1976 capita! budget. Celebrating a BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY or OTHER SPECIAL OCCASION? Let ERICKSEN'S help 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 ODDFELLOWS" SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FAMILY DINING 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. IN THE OLD TRADITION uF WESTERN HOSPITALITY cSvcn Kricbens family restaurant c Sidewalks to go A special bucket on a crane rips up sidewalk in the 300 block of 7th Street S., top, as the city replaces about five blocks of downtown sidewalk. One of the old street markings that will disappear forever is shown below. Accidents injure three Three people are in.satisfac- tory condition in Lethbridge hospitals following three separate traffic accidents in the city Wednesday. Theresa Marie 6'Flaherty. 21. of 75 Bridge Villa Estate, KHh St. N.. driver of the southbound car. is in satisfac- tory condition in St. Michael's Hospital following a motor vehicle accident at 5th Avenue and Kith Street N. The O'Flaherty auto and an eastbound car driven by Katherine Megella. 27. of Lomond. Alberta collided. The Megella car and a car driven by Edward Kisel, 38, of 1710 14th Ave. N. th'en collided. The accident resulted in 500 damage and is still under investigation. Elaine Handsaeme is in satisfactory condition in St. Michael's Hospital after another three-car collision at 17th Street and 3rd Avenue S. Police said she was a passenger in a car driven by M. J. Handsaeme, 72, of general delivery. Lethbridge. The westbound Handsaeme car and a westbound car driven by R. H. Vos, 39, of 939 7th Street A S. collided. Mr. Handsaeme's car and a car driven by Ellen P. Ersmine. 29. of Fort Macleod then collided. Mr. Vos has been charged with careless driving. The ac- cident resulted in damage. .Jay Martin. 17, of 2218 18th Ave. S. is in satisfactory con- dition in Municipal Hospital after his bicycle was in colli- sion with a car driven by Richard Malitowski, 19, of Suite Scenic Heights. Mr. Malitowski was travell- ing north on the 700 Block of Mayor Magrath Drive South when he was in collision with the Martin car. About damage resulted and the acci- dent is still under investiga- tion police said. Grassy walkway may enhance downtown area A proposal to enhance the downtown area opposite city hall by converting a lane to a grassed walkway was made Wednes- day by the architect for the County of Lethbridge office building. George Robins of Robins Watson and Associates told the Municipal Planning Commission closing the north-south lane for 100 feet between the planned two-storey office building at the corner of 9th Street and 4th Avenue S. and St. Patrick's Church would create a 40 to 50-foot-wide space. It would match the appearance of the city hall and Yates Centre grounds across the street, Mr. Robins told the com- mission. Plans are for county council chambers to open onto the green area, he said. Mr. Robins also said the county was prepared to have its proposed office building constructed near the building line of St. Patrick's Church to allow for a green space in front of the building. While members of the planning commission appeared to favor the lane-closure idea in the public part of the meeting, the commission later tabled the application for a building permit for further consideration. Closure of any public thoroughfare in the city has to go to a public hearing at a regular city council meeting before it can be approved. In other business Wednesday the planning commission approved an application by Western Diversified Leisure Ltd. to convert the old Lincoln Hotel at 411 3rd Ave. S. into a restaurant. Dan Rooney of the Calgary firm told the commission the first floor of the hotel would become a dine and dance area, the second floor a steak and lobster operation and the third floor would become restaurant offices. Mr. Rooney said the interior of the building has already- been gutted in preparation for restoration. He said later the firm hopes to open the restaurant operation Oct. 1. City council earlier this year had approved sale of the hotel to the Calgary group at on the basis that it's restoration scheme fits in with the phase II downtown rejuvenation plan for the area between 1st and 4th Avenues and 1st and 5th Streets S. Also approved by the commission Wednesday was an application by the North Lethbridge Day Care Centre to es- tablish a centre in the community building at the Bridge Villa Estates mobile home court at 2220 13th St. N. The day care centre, which wil! operate with preventive social services funding, will provide child care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay with a priority given to single parent working families. The Jerry and Jane Kindergarten Association received per- mission from the planning commission Wednesday to move its operation from Assumption Hall at 2405 12th Ave. S. to St. iMary's School at 1923 5th Ave. S. Kenwood Engineering Ltd. received approval for construc- tion of an addition to the city sewage plant laboratories in the river valley. Meatcutters'' contract may be reached soon Contract talks between a__________________ Lethbridge packing house and the meatcutters' union are go- ing well, the company manager said today. Archie Murphy, of Canadian Dressed Meats Ltd.. of Lethbridge said negotiations are not quite finished, but he hopes for a contract soon. "I don't think there are too many differences there." he said. The workers at COM, an independently operated sub- sidiary of Burns Foods Ltd.. are members of Local 740. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th 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 12th Ave. S. PUBLIC NOTICE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12th Our New Address and Phone Number will be as follows: 1020-20 St. S. Phone 329-4877 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CITY OF LETHBRIDGE) FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. STUDIO ON TlPTW ART J GALLERY U ARTISTIC PICTURE 1 SINCE AVE S HEINO DEEKEN Manager COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 MOVE YOUR GRAIN WITH GRAIN LOADER 7" OR 8" HIGH CAPACITY PORTABLE LOADERS New gearbox with spe- cial gear it made to last. Available at OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236 36 St. North Phone 327-1571 or contact the "OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. ;