Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, August 9, 1974 A first look at UofL Patti Kessler of Medicine Hat discussed courses with George Mann, chairman of the sociology department at the University of Lethbridge. She was one of more than 200 who toured the campus today during orientation for new students. They will register Sept. 4 and classes will start Sept. 5. Cooking inside store might be buyer's fate By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer Lax safety procedures in some city establishments would create death traps at doorways if fire broke out, say Lethbridge fire department officials The establishments are sub- ject to prosecution if they fail to follow proper procedures, according to a local fire prevention officer Some city businesses unlock only one of two glass doors at entrances, creating an illegal bottleneck which may prevent people from leaving a building in the event of a fire According to Fire Preven- tion Officer Ed Kurtz, city codes say the doors must not be locked. The locked doors are a hazard, according to Fire Cap- tain Clarence Jorgensen "In case of trouble there would be panic he said "People would rush IRISH COFFEE GLASSES Gold Trimmed Recipe on glass Made in Irish Republic. Only each LIBBEY'S IRISH COFFEE Glasses Set of 4 Only U sat CALL CHINA 327-5767 DOWNTOWN toward the doors and the door would never be opened es- pecially those that open into the building." "That's where trampling could occur, easily causing death. The bigger the building the greater the he added Although he could not recall the name of the building, a number of people were killed a few years ago in a Palm Springs. Florida fire, because of inadequate access to exits. "Any place of public assembly must have sufficient means to he said. If buildings do not, he said, the owner or occupant can be charged and could pay a fine Among those buildings observed with locked doors are a number of local banks, the front entrance to the Lethbridge RCMP detachment, the entrance to the Alberta provincial court house at the City Police sta- tion on 5th St S. and the main entrance to the Lethbridge Herald. Both entrances to the beverage room at one down- town hotel have one door lock- ed during business hours, as well as at least one private club on the northside that keeps one door locked. Mr Kurtz said buildings with one door must have panic release buttons or push bars. He added that when a restaurant is closing and there are st'Il people inside, operators are known to lock the door so no more customers can come in But they can't lock the door with a key. The door must be able to be opened from the inside by use of the self-releasing button or he said. Mr. Kurtz said if the door were locked with a key and a fire occurred and the person with the key was not near by, the customers would not be able to get out. Eight rigs mashed Two separate four-vehicle accidents in the Lethbridge area Thursday caused about damage but no serious injuries were reported. William D. McDougald, 46, of Raymond has been charged with impaired driving after an accident at the 1900 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South Mr McDougald was travelling south in the 1900 block when he was in collision with a vehicle driven by David ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 2225th St. S. Phone 328-4095 MOVE YOUR GRAIN GRAIN LOADER 7" OR 8" HIGH CAPACITY PORTABLE LOADERS New gearbox with spe- cial gear it made to latt. Available at OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236 36 St. North 327-1571 or contact the "OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. Greeno, 28, of Wrentham. Then the Greeno vehicle and a vehicle driven by Bessie Nordean, 57, of 744 12th St. B N. collided. The Nordean vehi- cle and a vehicle driven by Robert Cole, 24, of 1815 2nd Ave. B N. then collided. About damage and five minor injuries were reported. An accident at 43rd Street S. and Highway 3 East, just outside the city limits, resulted in damage but no serious injuries were reported. A southbound vehicle driven by James Dettman, 66, of Vernon, B.C., and a west- bound vehicle driven by Stuart McDonald, 54, of 329 27th St. S. collided as the Dettman vehi- cle was crossing the highway. RCMP say two other vehicles, driven by Kevin Keating, 22. of Regina and David Watson, 64, of Burton, B C collided when they slow- ed down. PENNER'S PLUMBING Specializing in service Work Water Heaters and Basement Plumbing 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 City Scene Tickle wrecks 'cycle A brotherly tickle Thursday resulted in a collision between a bicycle and a semi-trailer, but no one was injured seriously. L'ewis Harris, 8th St. S., and his brother Jonathon, 4, were riding double on a bike when Jonathon began tickling his brother, who was in control. Lewis lost control of the bike and was in collision with a semi-trailer driven by Ray Lewis Trower, 32, Denver, Colo. The bike sustained damage and Jonathon received a bump on his forehead. Bike clinic Saturday A bicycle repair and maintenance clinic will be held Satur- day at p.m at the Lethbridge Public Library. Sponsored by the library, the free session involves staff from Bert and Mac's Cycle Ltd. who will discuss care of a bicy- cle and how to make it safer to ride. Nobleford fair rescheduled NOBLEFORD (HNS) The annual Nobleford Sports Day and Fair has been rescheduled to Aug 24. There will be a horticultural show, ball games, craft dis- play, beer garden and a wind-up dance. Originally scheduled for Saturday, it was postponed because of the Summer Games being held this week at Fort Macleod. Rodeo to be this weekend LUNDBRECK (CNP Bureau) The 7th annual Cowley Lundbreck Rodeo Days will be held Saturday and Sunday. It will open with a free pancake breakfast at Lundbreck Saturday morning. Regular rodeo events will begin both days at 1 p.m. at the Castle River campground six miles southeast of Burmis. The rodeo arena has been improved with new corrals and chutes provided for this year's show. There will be a barbecue and dance Saturday evening at Lundbreck. Sunday afternoon reigning Cowley Lundbreck rodeo queen Heather Glen will crown a new queen. Contestants are Laurel Lang of Pincher Creek, Sheila Wemsch of Bellevue, Debbie Delinte of Cowley and Sheila Provost of Brocket. Flower show set this month The Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society's annual show will be held Aug. 17 and 18 at the 4-H building in the exhibi- tion grounds. The gardens of winners in the annual grounds and garden contest will be open for public viewing through Sunday. Winners were announced in Tuesday's Herald. Boating safety session set A free Red Cross boating clinic will be held Saturday at 7 p.m in Claresholm. The small craft safety program, designed to promote safe family boating in canoes, rowboats and powerboats, will be held in Claresholm's swimming pool. 4. LCI registration scheduled Registration for students attending Lethbridge Collegiate Institute this fall will be Aug. 19 in the school cafeteria. Grade 12 students can pick up their class cards from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., grade 11 students from a.m. to p.m. and grade 10 students from p.m. to 4 p.m. Classes will begin Aug. 21. Project begins on 9th St. Work began this week on widening of 9th Street S. between 3rd and 5th Avenues in anticipation of increased 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 (CITYOFLETHBRIDGE) traffic when the 6th Avenue bridge open. The move will eliminate angle parking in the two-block section, bringing it to equal the 5th to 6th Avenue portion of 9th Street with four travell- ing lanes and two parallel parking lanes. The city engineering depart- ment meanwhile reports work on the 6th Avenue bridge and approaches is on schedule and will open for traffic Dec. 31. The Scenic Drive overpass work at 6th Avenue is also said to be on schedule for an Oct. 31 completion date. Certified Dentil Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. Lower PHONE 327-2822 Federal mismanagement hurts employment plans, says regional official By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer An Opportunities for Youth official has blasted the federal government for its "inef- ficient handling" of government-sponsored programs Scott McKinnon, regional adviser for OFY, said in a Herald interview that poor govern- ment planning in OFY and local initiatives projects is affecting the quality of the programs. "If the government ran a business the same way as OFY is run it would be bankrupt in a he said. Mr. McKinnon said the government has been slow in sending out payments for project participants, has built up community expec- tations without following up projects and has never evaluated the success of the programs. For example, one project, he said, has been in operation since May and the participants have not yet been paid. And this situation is similar throughout project areas "It is pretty goddamn inefficient that the cheques can't even come out on time They don't seem to realize these people on projects have dependents, children and rent to pay "And these screw-ups have hurt the pro- he said. When a person does a job he is contracted for and does not get paid he gets discouraged and the participants lose interest. The projects have been of benefit to the communities and the project participants have proven their interest and dedication simply by taking a job on a project for a max- imum a week when other jobs are available, he said. The situation regarding OFY has been the same since its inception and although conferences have been held with regional co- ordinators and federal government officials, little has been changed, he said "We go make recommendations until we are blue in the face but none of them are ever implemented the programs just drift on and on and on. "The government should be forced to re- evaluate the grant system every year It isn't their own money officials are spending "But if their follow-up studies are as ef- ficient as their cheque dispensing, it will take 55 years to he said. The grant system can be improved and should not be "written off." A better system could be built to do more for the community and save taxpayers money, he said. "It's not a superhard system to set up, but it would probably be too efficient for the bureaucrats Mr. McKinnon suggested the government should develop a grant system for longer term projects. "The effectiveness of the programs could be increased per cent if they were for longer periods and given more he said. The current situation, where projects are funded for about four months, builds com- munity expectations when the project operations, then leaves a void in services when it ends. The projects are just starting to develop when they have to end. Mr. McKinnon is supported in his claim by a LIP project, Concern. Those involved have expressed disappointment that when their project ends this month, there will be nobody to continue the service. The project consists of helping senior citizen's and the handicapped with odd jobs around their homes such as cleaning floors, fixing facilities and painting. Mr McKinnon said the "whole short-term grant structure has to be renovated" because in this case senior citizens will be left without this help during the stress period of the year, winter. "We should be able to fund projects at the community level at anytime and not have to wait for OFY time, LIP time or LEAP (Local Employment Assistance Program) time. "If there are to be programs in a com- munity, then money for the projects should be given out at the community level by a volunteer board. Then people in the com- munity can see how their money is being spent and have a voice in he said. In this way, the public will have someone to go to when they feel their money is being mis- spent instead of having to be told by a Local adviser that "someone in Ottawa funded that." The OFY official also suggested that the government take a long look at how the giving of grants for community work are affecting volunteensm. "We should be seeing if the giving of grants is decreasing the number of volunteers for various things If it has reached a point where people are not doing anything unless they get paid it's getting pretty he said. Although most of the government- sponsored programs in Southern Alberta come to a close within a month, the govern- ment has not given any indication what, if anything, will take their places. "LIP and OFY have no assured con- tinuance they are implemented or stopped at the whim of the minister. If in September any more programs will be run, we should have known two months ago. "In September they will probably drop another program on us and it will be as con- fused as Mr. McKinnon said. Massage parlor homeless, called 'not acceptable' The Velvet Touch Massage Parlor which caused a brief controversy when it sought a city business licence in June is apparently without a home. The massage parlor is not moving into Holiday Village, Art Batty, president of Holi- day Village Ltd said Thur- sday "There was a lease under negotiation, but it has not been he said. "It was not he added, declining to comment on the reason for turning down the lease. An ad in the classified sec- tion of The Herald last week said the Holiday Village Massage, formerly the Velvet Touch, would be closed from July 31 to Aug. 6 when it would re-open in the Holiday Village Keith Parkinson, massage parlor owner was unavailable tor comment. An employee at his Velvet Touch in Calgary said he was on holiday. Mr. Parkinson claimed he was given the run-around by city officials when he applied tor a business licence to operate a Velvet Touch massage parlor at 1285 3rd Ave S He said he was told Lethbridge was too conser- vative an area for an opera- tion like his. but after appeal- ing to city council, got his licence and opened at the 3rd Avenue location. It now is closed. J. Howard Society tour is August 28 MIKE Extra wear For Every Pair 371 -7th Street South Fort Whoop-Up, Lethbridge Correctional Institute and five city show homes are on the itinerary of the John Howard Society's fourth annual home and garden tour. John Howard spokesman Marie Wylie said today the tour, which pumped into the society's coffers last summer, will be held August 28. No guided tours will be given, and people joining the tour are asked to arrange their own transportation and schedule. Mrs. Wylie said this year's tour will visit the jail on the Old Coaldale Road for tea from 1 to 4 p m. and Fort Whoop-Up historical park, one mile south of Lethbridge, from 1 to 9 p.m. The John Howard Society is a national organization work- ing to improve the condition of prison inmates and speed their re-entry into society. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. 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