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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE Tuesday, 13, 1974 Council may draft plan for transportation fund City council with its administrators should draft a policy to guide expenditures from its new-found transportation wealth, according to Aid. Vera Ferguson. "I'd like to see some kind of policy that looks down the road and says we've got the money, this is what we're going to she said Monday. Aid. Ferguson incorporated that suggestion in her motion, which was accepted un- animously by council, to accept a provincial grant of per year for six years for urban transportation. City council voted unanimously Monday to begin expropriation proceedings against Alcon Refrigeration Ltd. The firm is on land needed for the up- grading of 43rd Street from Highway 4 to Highway 3. A grant of was given Monday to the Lethbridge Miners Senior "A" Fastball Team to help cover expenses for a trip Aug. 24 to the national finals in Victoria. The team won the provincial championship in Edmonton recently. A bylaw authorizing closure of 4th Street S. at 6th Avenue was given final reading by council Monday. Construction of the 6th Avenue S. bridge and approach road necessitated the closure. Council also approved rezoning a triangle of land at 3rd Avenue and 32nd Street S. from public reserve to industrial. No one appeared at the public hearings on either move. The hearings are required by law to give anyone who may be affected by the changes a chance to speak. City Scene Young driver fined Failing to yield to an oncoming vehicle on his right earned Peter Heather, St. N. a fine, in court costs and a sermon in careful driving habits. Provincial Judge A. H. Elford found Heather guilty of the offence following an accident at 6th Avenue and 12th Street C N. June 23. In the mishap, a car driven by Heather collided with a 10-speed bicycle operated by 13-year-old Garry Leishman of 605 10th St. N. Court was told the Heather vehicle, with seven occupants, proceeded across 6th Avenue, striking the Leishman bicycle. Tire skids marks measured 31.5 feet from the point of impact and Leishman was knocked 42 feet from the point of impact. Women and art to be discussed A movie and a panel discussion will be part of a women in art presentation scheduled at the public library Wednesday at 8 p.m. The movie, A Film About Joyce Wieland, tells the story of Canadian Artist and film-maker Joyce Wieland. The presentation, sponsored by Women's Place and the library, is free and open to the public. Handicapped persons more mobile than were expected before survey Jarvie appeal denied By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer A survey to find the number of buildings and industries accessible to the handicapped, has turned up a few sur- prises, an organizer of the sur- vey said Monday. Frank Merkl, a member of the group Lethbridge Aid to Disabled and Elderly Citizens, said in a Herald interview the group found many city businesses were accessible to disabled and elderly citizens. The group, which checked for such things as ramps, parking, accessible washroom facilities, telephones and light switches, surveyed more than 1.200 buildings. Although many buildings were accessible to the han- dicapped only five were ade- quate in all areas, he said. Among those buildings not accessible to the handicapped are churches, recreational facilities, government buildings and schools. Another problem area for the disabled uncovered by the survey was city hotels. "Hotels are poor, on the whole." Mr. Merkl said. "Most rooms are upstairs and few have elevators." The results of the canvass are being compiled into a book tor handicapped people. The group is making recommen- dations to business owners on means of making their stores more accessible to disabled persons. The survey also indirectly revealed inadequacies in city facilities such as sidewalks and transportation as far as the disabled are concerned. Mr. Merkl will be pressing council to change them. A letter is being drafted to send to council requesting the sidewalks currently under construction in the downtown area be banked at the corners, permitting wheelchair oc- cupants to cross the street. "As it is now we have to break the law to cross the Mr. Merkl said. To cross city streets people in wheelchairs usually have to find a ramp to the roadway. These are usually alleys in the middle of city blocks and the wheelchair occupant must jaywalk to cross. is replacing the anyway and it The city sidewalks would not take much more ef- fort to add banked curbs at corners, he said. Another consideration Mr. Merkl and his group, Disabled on the Move, will be asking of council is that they recom- mend spending money to make city public transporta- tion available to the han- dicapped. "We will ask city council to accept the suggestion by Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne that some of the money given by the govern- ment should be used to make public transportation available to the he said. The provincial government has announced it will give the city a year for six years to establish a trust fund for urban transportation pro- jects. To illustrate its case to aldermen handicapped action group will be asking council to select an alderman to spend a day in a wheelchair. The request will probably be sent to council's next meeting. The Provincial Planning Board has denied an appeal by city developer J. A. Jarvie against a May subdivision refusal by the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission. The owner of the proposed country residence subdivision told The Herald he has no new plans for his farm four miles east of the city on the Old Coaldale Road. The board upheld an appeal by County of Lethbridge resi- dent Hugh O'Neill, who appeared before the same session of the Provincial Planning Board. Mr. O'Neill, operator of a small feedlot at Six Mile Coulee, appealed an ORRPC refusal to allow Mr. O'Neill to subdivide 19 acres from his land immediately south of city limits. The decision means that the commission must hear his case for subdivision once more. Damaged car recovered A car reported stolen Monday was recovered in damaged condition, Lethbridge police said today. Ray Mclntosh, lease manager for King Chrysler-Dodge Monday evening reported a 1972 Dodge missing. It was later found in the 400 block of 4th Avenue S. with a two-foot gouge in the door and a scraped fender. Late taxes cost A Lethbridge firm was fined in provincial court Mon- day on an income-tax charge. Eugene Welterlich Construction Ltd. was found guilty of failing to remit in money deducted from employees' wages before a deadline. HOOVER POT LUCK SLOW FAST MULTI COOKER 5 quart capacity. Roasts, bakes, slow cooks. Thermostat control. Reg. 54.95 SPECIAL 45 88 Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SchwirUBIdg Z225thS1 S Phone 328-4095 Two injured slightly No Fuss! Convenient! Delicious! Ready to Serve... Ideal for: STAFF PICNICS FAMILY GATHERINGS Choice of: Damage estimated at occurred Monday when cars driven by Bonnie Lou Dunphy, 222 State St., Madison, Wis., and Robert John Santa, 1729 St. Edward Blvd., collided at 8th Street and 3rd Avenue S. Both persons suffered minor cuts, and were treated and released from hospital. or: SLICED CUTS OF BEEF, HAM or TURKEY With Salads Buttered Rolls Pastries Attractively Displayed Ready for Your Buffet Tablel DELIVERED ANYWHERE! FOR FURTHER DETAILS FOOD and PASTRY SHOP 2201 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE 028-7751 PENNER'S PLUMBING m service Work and Basement 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 I RAY SINCLAIR" ASSOCIATES SOUTHERN S ELECTRICAL CRAFTSMEN LTD. For WIRING By CRAFTSMEN COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL FREE ESTIMATES Phone 328-1817 1420-17th Ave. S. Lethbridge A private developer has applied to the city to develop a campground at the Highway 3 river valley location. It was his application that prompted city council's land sales committee to recom- mend to council that city departments complete cost estimates of developing a campground there. The name of the would-be developer was not disclosed by council, which will have to decide if the city should develop the campground itself, or leave it to private enterprise after cost es- timates have been made. Legal complications may also be involved because the land was given to the city by the province with certain stipulations as to its use. SOURCES THREATENED Natural gas is being used up faster than new reserves are being found. RICK ERVIN photo Park parks plant City confectioner Roy Park took advantage Mon- day of free parking from the city and free plant-wash- ing service from the sky by parking a plant outside his store at 305 5th St. S. Developer wants land for commercial camping Subdivisions not okayed The County of Lethbridge planning committee Monday refused subdivision requests from the Stroeve brothers, Harry Fischer and Willy Holz and city realtor Ray LaValley. The county referred a sub- division application from Charlie and Frank Machacek to the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission, recommending the commis- sion allow the 2.48 acre sub- division near Turin, pending amendment of the county's development control bylaw. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS DON BERGMAN Open Thursday Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 2716 12th Ave. South FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Gordon Blair I came across some remarks recently by a man who was himself an agnostic, defending the rituals and mourning attending bereavement. "Those practices he said are the expression of affectionate yearning for the dead, the piling up of memories and intentions, thoughts and longings, the proper channel through which men give vent lo their deep in- consolable sorrows. Sacremental acts beautify death and thereby lessen :ts ugliness, beautify sorrow and thereby heal its wounds, beautify the feeling of reverence bv serving the dead as if serving the These words may seem timely, but they were written over years ago by the Chinese philosopher Hsun Ch'mg. 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