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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBP.IDGE HERALD Tueidoy, Augusl 10, 1971 MRV still coming C'ily council Monday decided to "make liaste sl-wly" in pro- viding a park tor motorized recreation vehicles- City Manager Tom Nutting was directed lo the implementation of an order which would have set up a temporary MRV area in ciU land soutl- of the power plant. Mr. Nutting is also to inves- tigate tlie feasibility of the city encouraging MHV operators to negotiate for use of a private- ly-owned 160-acre parcel of land near Uie southern bound- ary of the city, The latter move vas contain- ed in a report froir Lhe parks and recreation commission ad hoc committee on MRVs. The committee, which includes representation from MRV user groups, suggested Lhe city might acqmre the land or obtain recreation use rights and then sublease to MRV op- erators or help MRV users set up their own operation. Dr. Tom Atkinson, parks and recreation commission chair- man, said that while the rec- ommendation might sound like a delaying laclic it could pos- sibly be a belter solution than setting up a piece of city land on a temporary basis and then working toward a permanent solution. Tliere was general agree- ment that the problem of des- ignating a specific area for MRVs could best be handled by an organization of persons who use this type of vehicle. Dr. Atkinson said the city could probably support such a ven- ture, without direet involve- ment. Alderman Joe Balla pointed out that similar groups, such as shooting enthusiasts, have dime the same in the past. BEATING THE HEAT, FAMILY STYLE Mother and daughter cool off from Lelhbridge's current heat wave by enjoying the gentle swimming lesson at Henderson Lake pool. Sizzling temperatures, reaching a record high of 98 last week, have turned the city into a near equatorial zone since July 31. Although Monday's weather was less torrid, with a high of 81, forecasts indicate temperatures of 85-90 degrees were again expected today and Wednes- day. The weatherman sees no cooling trend at least for the next few days. Back to the pool, ladies. Another Augur tour leaves Lethbridge Eight more Lethbridge young people left Lhe city on a cross- Canada bus tour sponsored by a special travel grant from the federal government. The number brings to 27 the lotal of Lethbridge youth in- volved in Travel Canada, or Augur, which allows persons such 13-24 years of age a trip across the nation for 550 pocket money. Council authorizes brief on financing City council Monday approv- ed a motion by Alderman Jim Anderson (hat the city manag- er prepare a brief to the Al- berta royal commission on pro- vincial municipal financing. Costs of up to for the brief were authorized. Groups from industry, business and la- bor are to be consulted. The brief is to illustrate the problems of municipal finance as they apply to Lethbridge. THE BOWMAN WALLACE CO. LTD. 612 3rd Ave. S. CHANGE OF Telephone number 327-2362 on Aug. Isf Since Ihe business was started in 1891 by the late Mr. C. B. Bowman our num- ber has changed only with progress of the cily. From iwo figures to three figures lo four figures to seven figures. Now in our Eightieth year our number has changed bul our service continues. Phone 327-2362 INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE Appointment of Ihe three man commission announced re- cently by the provincial govern- ment. In other biisiwss. council tentatively set Sept. 13 as the date for a closed session on a transportation bylaw. The date may lie changed, depending on Uie availability of persons from .the provincial government, who will be invoked in the discus- sion of arterial rout.s and by- passes in the "ity. First reading was given to an money bylaw for a new central library. Council has approved the city hall annex property as the site for the library, to be built r.cxt year. Council was informed that j the city is complying with a re- quest from the provincial de- partment of highways and transport for copies of all by- laws relating to bicycles The province is studying the situation and amendments to the regulations foi bicycles may be forthcoming year. The city is also sponsoring a bicycle safety course for youngsters starting Aug. 16. More information can be ob- tained from the community summer program oftice, phore 328-8021. A notice-of-motion by Aid. Vaughan Hembrbff setting a policy for grants lo cultural, charitable and ether such orga- nizations was not considered as Aid. Hembroff was not pres- ent Monday night. Don Gray, an Augur official in Lethbridge, said fewer local youth look advantage of Lhe tours than had been expected. The first bus left in July with 19 aboard from the city. They will return on Aug. 19. The eight who died last week, with three from Moose Jaw, were not enough to fill one bus, and they joined up with another busload in Banff. Their tour will conclude on Sept. 2, the day the entire Travel Canada project termi- nates. Thier most easterly vis- iting point will be in Quebec. Mr. Gray suggested more Lethbririge youth did not go on the second trip because they had found jobs or had made other plans for August. Augur's fee gives travel- lers transportation by bus, three meals a day and lodging. Since the beginning of Aug- iwt, 26 buses from other cen- tres have visited Uie cily with about GOO persons aboard. Out-of-town visilors slay over- night at the Central' School SAVE S77 On Carrier's Already Low Price Carrier COSMOPOLITAN ROOM AIR CONDITIONER 8 BTU'S. Reg. Pre-Season Special AVAILABLE AT -f UA L FEDOR'S REFRIGERATION 2214 43rd St. S. Phone 327-5816 SHEET METAL 1709 2 Ave. S. Phone 328-5973 Youth Hostel, Veadquarters for the Lethbridge section o[ Au- gur, and have breakfast and supper at a hotel res- taurant. Aside from Uie straight tour- ism aspects of a cross-country tour, Travel Canada allows young people a chance to "dig in for knowledge" of their coun- try and themselves, according to Mr. Gray. Circus City girl not hurt in Calgary crash coming The Lethbridge Gyro Club will sponsor four performances this weekend at the Lethbridge Exhibition grandstand by the Gatti-Charles Continental Cir- cus. The circus shows, to run at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and and p.m. Sunday, will fea- ture acts from Continental Eur- ope ar.d Mexico, and include gymnasts, animal acts, flying trapeze acts, high-wire equili- brists and clowns. Proceeds will be used by the 35-member local club for iLs next major project: installation of a multi-colored jet fountain offshore on the north end of Henderson Lake. The fountain is expected to cost about and be in place at least by 1975, the year Gyro celebrates the 50th anni- versary of its establishment in Lctbbridge. The Lethbridge Gyro Club has two previous projects to its credit: the Gyro Park at 10th Ave. and 14th St. S. and restoration of the opening of the first Lethbridge coal mine in '.he riverbottom. Tickets for Ihe circus may be purchased from club mem- bers and at the grandstand gate. A Lelhbridge girl sustained no further when the medical transfer vehicle in which she was a passenger col- lided with another vehicle in Calgary Saturday. Kathy Nugis, 17, of 327 12th St. 'A' N. remains in serious condition in Calgary General Hospital this morning. Miss Kugis received severe head injuries Friday when she fell from the horse she was rid- ing at the Old West Stables one mile south of town on the Coutls Highway. She was taken to St. Mi- chael's General Hospital, held overnight and transfered to Ihe Calgary hospital Saturday. Martin Brothers supplied the iVDP hopefuls open office The Lethbridge New Dem- ocratic Party has established campaign headquarters for the upcoming provincial election at 319 5th St. S. The campaign office will serve bo'.h Doug Poile, NDP candidate for Lethbridge East, and Klaas (Charlie) Buijert, Lethbridge West NDP candi- j date. Howie Puckett is campaign manager for both candidates. Meanwhile, the Social Credit candidate in Lef.hbridge West, Dick Gruenwald, reports his campaign now is in full swing. He has decided to concentrate on door-to-door campaigning and mainsfreeling, as well as media advertising, his cam- paign manager said Thursday. emergency transfer vehicle. Enroute attempting to con- tinue through a red light, the vehicle collided with a car. A hospital official in Calgary said the girl had apparenlly re- ceived no further injuries as a result of collision and her mother, the doctor travelling wilh her and the driver of the vehicle were not injured. Calgary police report the driver of the transfer vehicle. Carl Pickles of Lelhbridge, was charged with failing to stop for a red light. OUR OSCAR "Of course 1 sow your mo- ther back to her door. Dear the door of Ihe city bus that Carelessness costs William Richard Kirk, 16, o[ 2806 22nd Ave. S., was fined ?50 in magistrate's court when he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving without due care and attention. Court was told Kirk had been seen driving in Ihe Lnkeview area at high speeds and had narrowly missed hitting some bicyclists. On one occnssion on Lake Mount Blvd., Kirk accelerated leaving tire marks HO feel long, in a second acceleration lie left tine marks 2-16 feet long. Court was also told he drove on lo n yard to turn his ve- hicle around. MOISTURE EMULSION The New Beauty Blend Moisturizers and emollients blended Into a delicate cream. Morlo Norman's Moisture Emulsion provides a dewy-fresh complexion surface that Ids mako-up glido on smoothly and evenly, Works day and nighl to nid in replenishing the lost oils and mololuro necessary for a radiant and youthful complexion. From the Shocr Sorios Norman Cosmetics. 6.50 [MERLE noRmfln COSTOETIC STUDIO STUDIO ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER Community services director proposed in restructuring Another step was taken by city council Monday toward a revised approach to cultural and recreational activity in Lethbridge. A report a council com- mittee on cultural development was approved in principle and the matter was referred lo City Manager Tom Nutting for con- sideration and report. The orgiial motion would have had Mr. Nutting imple- ment the report's recommen- dations; fire revised resolution reflected council's desire to make it clear it wanted lo con- sider the matter again before any final decisions were made The r e c o m m e ndations in- elude restrucluring several committees, wrich, a< Mr. Nut- ting pointed out, would require bylaw amendments at a later meeting in any event. In addition to the committee changes, there are also some shuffles in (he city hall admin- Action considered against Marathon The controversey surround- ing the Hull Block property could become a matter for the courts to settle. City council Monday passed a resolution instructing the city solicitor to consider what legal action may be taken against Marathon Realty as a result its apparent breach of the agreement for sale with the city concerning the Hull Block property.. The property, east of Gait Gardens, was purchased from the city by Marathon Realty Co, Ltrl., and according to the terms of the agreement, con- struction of a hotel worth at least million was to have been started on the property by July 1. No work has yet begun, and the property is still being used as a city-operated parking lot. Marathon paid Lhe city 000 for the land and was to have started construction by Jan. 15. The deadline was later extended to July 1. In June, Marathon informed the city by letter that while development the property was "not the firm was continuing to work with various prospects. Up until the time of the ex- piry of the building permit July 1, the city had the right to re- purchase the land at (he same amount Marathon paid for it. Supporting the resolution to consider legal aclion, Aid. Camm Barnes declared it was time Lhe matter was brought to a head. However, Aid. C. W. Chiches- ter suggested court aclion wouiri be "an exercise in futil- ity." Urbanization co-ordinator visits city Glenn Sinclair, newly-ap- poinled communications co-or- dinalor with Hie provincial Task Force on Urbanization and the Future, will be in Leth- bridge next week. The visit is part of prepara- tion for implementation of the province-wide three-year study of problems related to increas- ing urbanization. In addition to the appoint- ment of Mr. Sinclair, the Task Force has also announced that Frank Marlyn of Edmonton will fill the post of research di- rector. Reunion set Former residents of the City I of St. Thomas and Elgin Coun- ty, Ont. are invited "home" for Talhot Shivaree '71, a week- long home coming celebration. The -estivities will be held Sept. 6-12. istralion. Mr. Nulling said these had been worked out and would be ready for implemen- tation in early September. Central (o Ihe administrative changes is the hiring of a di- rector of community a newly-crcalod position. He is lo be on slaff by Sepl. 1 and will oversee a department of culture and history, recreation programs and co-ordina- lion and maintenance of city facilities. He will also be responsible for human resources programs and of cultural and recreation facilities. It was the proposed restruc- turing of committees that act as advisory to city coun- cil that drew some criiicism. Alderman Jim Anderson ob- jected to including preventive social services among the re- sponsibilities of a proposed new committee that would re- place two existing ones. The proposed community services advisory committee would fill Hie functions now performed by the preventive social services advisory eom- and the parks and rec- reation commission. Aid. Anderson said preven- tive social services did not fit in with the scheme and that it would be very difficult to find nine people to do Ihe tremen- dous amount of work that would be required. As envisioned by the cul- tural ccmmillec, the new body would advise council on mat- ters relating lo culture, recrea- tion and preventive social ser- vices. It was recommended that Ihree members In drawn from the present parks and recrea- tion commission, fhree from Uie business communily and another (hree be culturally- oriented citizens. 100 Copies plus tax Instant Print Copy Din. )269 Third Ave. S LelfiDndge CITY OF LETHBRIDGE SUGGESTED BIKE EOOTES The City of Lelhbridge suggest) thai Ihe following areas be utilized by bicyclisli and encourages the formation of a bicycle club that can develop some ing for the actual paving of pathways for the future bicycling generations. WRKilDt ;