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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THt IETHBRIDGE HERALD August 1973 Police commission liquor law proposals By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge Police Com- mission will take its protests over proposed changes in Al- berta liquor laws to the pro- vincial cabinet when it meets here Sept. 18. A provincial committee has recommended persons be al- lowed to transport opened bot- tles of alcohol in vehicles. way out in left field as far as we are con- Commission Chair- man Harold Vosburgh said Monday. As soon as the commission receives a copy of the com- mittee's it will hold a special meeting to draft its he said. Those objections will form one of several submissions to be made to the cabinet. A request to upgrade sec- tions of the access road for the 1975 Canada Winter Ganres skiing competitions will be among the others. Winter Games Committee Chairman Dean Cooper said Monday the committee wants discuss the province's sche- dule for upgrading the road and whether it can be done before the games open in 1975. The sections in need of up- grading to the ski site at 27 miles west of Pincher are stretches from Beaver Mines to the site. there is one veal bad a long Mr. Cooper said. The province which is already contributing for capi- tal projects to do with the games will also be approach- ed for help with telephone he said. This is the third cabinet meeting the Progressive Con- servative cabinet has held outside Edmonton. The first was in Grande Prairie in and the second in Red Deer in May of this year. Submissions will be accept- ed by part of the cabinet on the morning of the 18th at The Holiday Inn while the re- mainder of the ministers complete a tour of other Southern Alberta communi- ties. The entire cabinet will meet in the afternoon. A news conference will be held afler the closed-door meeting. to holding some meetings outside Edmonton has been says Prem- ier Peter Lougiheed's pi-ess secretary Joe Hutton. has given some of the people who can't afford to travel to Ed- monton a chance to make The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce will ask that the Alberta Opportunity Company open an office in Lethbridge. Chamber manager Michael Sutherland says the com- formed to encourage development in smaller cen- should logically open an office near some of the cen- tres it was set up to aid. Submissions are also ex- pected from the University of Lethbridge and the Leth- bridge Community College. Specific concerns to be ex- presftxl by the says information officer Gordon will include student housing and government-ini- tiated training programs for unemployed persons. haven't got much to talk to the government says Lethbridge May- or Andy Anderson. do- ing pretty well but thera could be some areas of con- cern the city will discuss with the cabinet when it Park picnic Many things to many Henderson Lake means to Mrs. Brenda Jensen and four-year-old daughter Lynn a quiet spot to enjoy a picnic while Mr. Jensen attends a meeting in the dry. The Jensen's are from Foremost. Mall exhibit to display prison-made handicrafts Council briefs City to end remaining east-side pasture leases Lethbridge residents will have a chance to find out Wednesday what it feels like to be More than a 100 art works and handicrafts made by the inmates of Canadian prisons mil be exhibited in the Col- lege Mall. The display sponsored by the Prison Arts Foundation in Winalta wheat tops in state Winalta winter a variety developed at the Lethbridge Research Station in the early is again the number 1 variety in Mon- tana. Winalta gained prominence in Montana in 1969. The Montana Crop and Livestock Reporting Service reported that 1.9 million acres of Winalta were planted in the fall of 1972 for harvest this summer. This amounted to 46 per cent of the total acreage in Montana. Brantiord. is touring Western Canada for the first time. Three previous annual tours concentrated on exhi- bitions in central and eastern provinces. The city showing Wednes- day is co-sponsored here by the John Howard Society. The Prison Arts Foundation is a charitable organization set up to encourage the crea- tive efforts of inmates. The foundation considers it's pro- gram has aided prisoners' re- habilitation into normal so- and that public inter- est in Canadian correctional institutions has grown as a result. Some pieces on display to- morrow have received cash prizes cf and The money donated by pri- vate corporations to the foun- dation's contest scheme is awarded directly to the in- mates to develop their tal- ents while in on day or after release. Harold Town and Guy two Canadian art- ists were among the judges that awarded prizes in the visual arts section of the an- nual contest open to all pris- oners in Canadian institu- tions. The prison arts competition has a creative writing sec- tion. Winners in this section are to be published in From a literary mag- azine printed in AGUhaven Penitentiary and edited by poet-professor. David Helwig of Queens' University. The Prison Arts 73 tour has been transported by three university working for the foundation ur.der an Opportunities For Youth grant. Since July the three have taken the exhibit to 17 locations in Alberta and B.C. Tour organ- izers estimate that by t h e time the exhibit reaches Gra- in mid-Octo- ber it will have travelled 000 miles to 60 showings. Many art works in the show will be on sale through a mail auction system. The inmate- artists will receive the full purchase price for their since no commission rates are charged by the founda- tion on sales. City council voted Monday to terminate the remaining pasture leases on city-owned land east of the river by the end of this year. Aid. Tom Ferguson told council that at one time there were probably 25 to 30 such pasture leases inside city limits but there are now only four or five. City iconian to be tried for arson A 36-year-old Lethbridge woman charged with arson will stand trial at the Septem- ber sitting of district court in Lethbridge. At a preliminary hearing Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson found there was sufficient evidence to warrant a trial into the laid June 4 after a fire two days previous partially destroyed a house at 508 5th Ave. S. Violet Emily Vance will re- main on bail until the trial. By court publication of evidence presented to the hearing is prohibited. Burglar faces holdup charge A 19-year-old Lethbridge man who Monday pleaded guilty to 12 charges of break and enter will also face an armed robbery when he appears in court Wednes- cay. Calgary city police have charged Terry Lee 537 16th St. with the Aug. 5th armed robbery of the Sherwood on the Mac- lecd Trail in Calgary. It is alleged that Flint stole about during the hold-up. lia was arrested in after Leth- briclge police issued a Canada- vide bulletin for his arrest. The arrest follows several weeks of police investigation into a rash of break-ins in the city in the latter part of July and the first part of August. When he appeared Monday in provincial Flint ad- mitted breaking Leist- er's 715 Paramount Theatre Leonard Tire 1902 2nd Ave. Sup- ersonic Car 1819 3rd Ave. El Rancho 6th Avo. and Mayor Magrath Union 76 422 Mayor Magrath South Side Sports Car 3rd Ave. and 20th St. Mc- Cready Baines 614 3rd Ave. Park's-Neil- son's 311 6th St. Marshall Auto Ericksen's Fine and Henderson Business Ste. Woolworth Bldg. He also admitted an at- tempted break-in at Benefi- cial Ste. Wool- worth Bldg. Most of the businesses brok- en into reported nothing stol- however a quantity of needles and syringes were stolen from McC.r e a d y- in change was taken from Henderson Busi- ness from South- side Sports Car an eight track tape player from Supersonic Car and a used car radio and speakers from Marshall Auto Wreck- ers. He will be sentenced on the break-in charges Wednesday and will also enter a plea to a charge of possession of sto- len property. It is alleged that Flint was in possession of worth of records stolen during the break-in at Leis- ter's Music. He will also plead to the armed robbery charge being waived in from Calgary. Surcharge penalties set The city of Letbbridge float has won two a couple of a third and a fourth and in prize council was told Mon- day. Aid. Tom Ferguson said the float took a first prize at Fort a first place prize at Coaldale as well as coming in second in the Leth- bridge Whoop-Up Days pa- third at Milk River and Tourth at the Calgary Stam- after a report men- tioning the award of a S25 second place prize at the Medicine Hat Stampede was brought to council's attention. City council turned thumbs down on a proposal by City Manager. Tom Nir.ting Mon- day to send a two-man dele- gation to Ottawa for a Na- tional Research Council noise control symposium. Mr. Nutting said the city did not have a serious indus- trial noise but there is a great deal of traffic noise. The city has a noise control bylaw but as in other cycles it has proved ineffective in court and the feel- ing of council was that Leth- bridge can simply wait and adopt a bylaw that when one is developed by a larger city with a greater noise problem. Crash victim still critical A Lethbridge man injured Monday morning in a car-oil truck collision remains in crit- ical condition today in Leth- bridge Municipal Hospital. Elmer J. 1808 22nd Ave. was injured when the car he was driving collided with an oil truck at the inter- section of Scenic Drive and Mayor Magrath Drive. Industrial sewage controls tightened By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer A reworded sewage by- law which will result in tighter control of industri- al sewage was speedily passed by city council Monday. The new bylaw ends months of discussions bs- tween city hall and the major industries over regulation of industrial effluents. Jack general man- ager of Sick's Lethbridge told aldermen the industrialists were happy with the wording of the new by- while City Manager Tom Nutting said industry put in considerable time helping to draft the bylaw and their co- operation was appreciated The bylaw provides for the installation of sewage record- ing meters and sampling in all which wi'.l give a more accurate in- dication of the amount and type of sewage leaving an in- dustry. In addition it sets out sur- charge penalties where tests indicate the sewage contains more than 600 milligrams per liter of more than 500 milligrams per liter of bio- chemical oxygen demand and more than 150 milligrams per liter of grease. There is also a quantity surcharge spelled out. The wording of the provis- ion dealing with excess quan- tities of grease is spelled out in great detail provides a surcharge of up to 48 cents per pound and a fine of per day for industries that continuously fail to clean up after a 30-day period. The grease badings at the city's sewage treatment plant have been of particular concern on occasions in the past when exceptinally large quantities of grease got into the sewer system and knocked out much of the treatment plant's capabilities for periods of a few days. It is hoped the more strin- gent controls of industrial dis- charge will delay expendi- tures of million for expan- sion of the sewage treatment facilities. Policeman to patrol crossivalk Aid. Bill Kergan saw to it Monday night that a police- man will be posted at the cor- nsr of 6th Avenue and 12th Street south for the first two weeks of school. Aid. Kergan wanted the po- liceman there to see if there is a serious pedestrian haz- particularly for school children at the intersection and council went along with his motion although Mayor Andy Anderson and Aid. Steve Kotch were opposed. A delegation of parents from the Fleetwood Bawdsn Home and School Association appeared before council in March to ask that a flashing amber light be placed at the intersection and that a bus stop be moved to increase vision at the intersection. City Manager Torn Nutting told council that the changes couldn't be made until 1974 as there is no money in the budget for the work this year but that in the meantime the engineering department is working on a set of criteria for pedestrian controls at all intersections so that they won't be dealt with piece- meal in the future. New landfill site sought to bury city's garbage The city is definitely look- ing for an alternative site to its present coulee landfill to bury its garbage. City Mana- ger Tom Nutting told council Monday. He added that a private company is also looking into establishing a trench type IcndfiU operation in ths County of Letbbridge which could pos- sibly be used by the city. Recommendations on an al- ternative site will go first to the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission and then to council later this the city manager said. He added that the wind problem at ths coulee land fill just north of the city has been judged insurmountable. CAR WRECKERS URGED TO TAKE GOV'T OFFER City council approved a resolution Monday urging auto wreckers in the city to take advantage of a one-shot pro- vincial offer to remove dere- lict autos from their yards. The offer stands only to the end of the City Man- ager Tom Nutting told coun- cil. It means the province will pay for the removal of all the wrecks at the Marshall Auto Wreckers Ltd. but it also means the city will have to go onto the property which it doesn't officially ac- quire until Oct. 19 and physic- ally count all the wrecks to be removed before Mr. Nutting added. He estimated the provin- cial government deal will save the city about City wants out of campgrounds Aid. Steve Kotch told city council Northern Bus Lines which be op- is negotiating with Abe Bickman to purchase the river bottom property adja- cent to Highway 3 west. He said later his company is planning a mobile home park and possibly a trailer- campground development on the property which has been termed an eyesore for years. After revealing his inten- tions Aid. Kotch refrained from voting on a resolution put forward by Aid. Bill Ker- gan that the city eventually get out of operating camp- grounds in the leaving such operations to private en- terprise. The motion but it is not expected to immedi- ately affect operation of the city run Henderson Lake campground which will- be among items discussed when council and the Lethbridge Exhibition Association board meet in September or early October. Curb beautification Uthbridge'i vtrtion of the Indianapolis Scenic it bting domesticated by wild flowers grow- ing ovtr its curb. photo wai taken near 76th txit. ;