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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW? Special reduced senior citizen and youth fa ret available on Air Canada, CP Air and Time Air. Also new reduced fares to Europe available August 10th; when you plan te travel call BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Phone 328-3201 328-6858 PERSONALIZED SERVICE-NO EXTRA COST The Letltbtidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lellibridgc, Alberta, Saturday, August 15, 1970 PAGES 11 TO 18 cn-y A. E. CROSS an d' ti J-ltJ. Where Every Thursday is "Kiddies' Day" Phone Now For Your Appointment 327-2673 You Ask Me.. by JUDI WALKER I think I'll form a club called the A.M.W. (Asso- ciation of Movie and then buy all the members one-way tickets to Timbuktu. Movie wreckers have a fantastic way of turning a good movie into a bad temper. Voici: "Dum dee dum" you hum cheerfully as you slide down into the movie theatre chair. With a little yoga, you manage "gracefully" to cross your legs. As the lights dim and the roar of voices simmers, you suddenly become very aware of a large head directly in front. You move to the right, the head moves to the right; you move to the left, the head leans also to the left. Finally, you compromise and watch the back of his head. Then you no more get the hero of the cartoon tossed over a cliff and blown up by a piece of dyna- mite than you realize you're blocking the path of a man holding three packages of popcorn and two precarious looking glasses pf cola. You unravel and stand up, but not quite soon enough to avoid a sticky shower. Ah, but it's okay, you assure the fellow what's a little cola on a suede jacket? And then, just as you begin to get involved in the mishpas of Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis, you become aware of a voice. An. M.W. is busy at work. Now, an M.W. is a very knowledgeable person. In fact, he's probably the most informed person in the theatre as far as the movie is concerned. He's seen it before. At first you don't really mind. Actually, you'd kind of like to know what's going to happen next. And then be begins to give a point by point monologue of what's happening: "It's going to rain Ya see, told rain- ing. And then they go the wrong way. They get soakin' wet. D'ya want me to tell ya what happens at the No! no! no! You scream to yourself. You turn and give him a vicious glare, but the attention you're giving him is unrequited and he merrily rattles on. "Then they go to You can feel your temper roaring up through your stomach, you grit your teeth, hold onto your chair, and shake ivith fury. Finally, you stand up to tell the movie wrecker to "S-h-u-t But M.W. has gone for popcorn. You sit back down and wonder what's been happening in the movie. Blood Indians Call Tenders For Standoff Construction The actual physical start for lie first subdivision in the plan- ned total community at Standoff on the Blood Indian Reserve began this week with tender calls for essential services and road construction. Sealed tenders for the supply of materials and construction Of water and sewer extensions and street grading and gravel- ling for the townsite will be received until Aug. 28. Included in the tender call are feet of watermain, feet of sewei', common earth- work and grave! base for road work. The work will centre around SCHOOL DAYS Are Here Again! SOUTHERN ALBERTA'S ONLY COMPLETE SCHOOL CENTRE BINDERS REFILLS TEXTS _ WORKBOOKS and various other requirements. We trust we can look after your Office Needs Brides-to-be Hobby crafts Special Occasion Cards Wine Makers Supplies THURSDAY NIGHT SHOPPING "Keep lhc Southern Habit" In the 7th St. Shopping PHONE 328-2301 the Kainai Industries plant site and the area between the plant and the Kainai Sports Centre, where the planned community will be established. T. A. Turner, superintendent of the Blood-Peigan District, said 35 lots will be serviced tills year with water and sewer. Tenders have also been called for construction of a paved ac- cess road and parking areas for Kainai Industries Ltd. Involved in the tender will be cubic yards ol earth- work. square yards of new base preparations and 14.- 600 square yards of asphalt surfacing. Included mil be areas for storing the finished trailers built by the plant. HOMES FOR STUDENTS? This is the kind of base- ment accomodation that has been ihe centre of recent- discussions between the city and the of Leth- bridge. One suite (top) complies with U of t standards; neither has a window large enough for city regulations. Pictures of obviously substandard housing were not obtainable no one to have their suite photo- graphed at a time when housing is hard to find because of possible reprisal from the landlord. City Holds Line On Suite Regulations SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 CUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 By HERB .JOHNSON Herald City Hall Reporter The M u n i c i p a I Planning 'ommission this week re- ffirmed its tough line on base- lent suite regulations. Chairman Joe Balla said the ommission's policy would re- nain unchanged, following a iscussion of permits being aken out for developed base- ments in single-family houses. Tosh Kanashiro, city build- ig inspector, told the meeting lore people are now taking out 2rmits for basements that in- lude kitchens for their own se. These are permissible, he said, as long as they arc used by the owner, possibly as a summer kitchen. Problems arise when another family unit lives in the base- .ment. ?.s happens when the family of a married son or daughter moves in. He suggested the paying of rent by the family living in the basement should not necessar- ily be the criterion for whether the house would be classified as a single or two-family resi- dence. This should be determined on the basis of the actual number of family units in the house that are maintaining separate living facilities. A factor in de- irmining this, he said, should j 3 whether there were scpar- to the planning commission lists the minimum specifica- tions required by the National be ate kitchen facilities for each cial board of health. made regularly for infractions of the regulations. If a basement suite is found Million In Bids U of L Tenders Below Budget Hume and Rumble, of Vancou- ver, bid S914.922; Industrial Power Installations, of Calgary, bid and Canadian In- dustrial Comstcck, of Calgary, bid The job had been budgeted at Low bids on other major con- tracts are as follows: Laboratory furnishings equipment: by An ecstatic Dr. Bill Beckel, acting president of the Univer- sity of Lethbridge. said he was "well, well pleased" with S6 million in tenders on major U of L construction projects open- ed Friday afternoon. One official estimated the bids were about below bud- geted figures. "On the basis of what we've seen, we're in business." he said. The building is to be completed by September, 1971. Officials had been concern- ed that the bids could come in above the amounts originally budgeted due to current econo- mic and construction situations in fact low tenders mostly came in lower, and their total ___ ___, is up to several hundred thou- S300.000; sand dollars below estimates. Painting: by Park More than 85 tenders were Derpchier. of Calgary: received in the many categories Acoustical work: by few from Lethbridge j Industries: firms. I Ceramic tile and quarry tile: and Art Laboratory Furniture, of Ed- monton: Food services equipment: by McKinley and Tay- lor, -of Edmonton: Drywall: Western Lathing, S514JCO: Windows and entrances: sev- eral complicated bids, at about Only two complete bids were received for the mechanical supply and installations con- tract: Lockerbie and Hole, of Calgary, bid the job at and Canadian Industrial Comsteck, also of Calgary, at The work, which includes plumbing, air conditioning, ven- S77.317 by Hinglcy Terazzo, of. Calgary: Roofing and sheet metal work: by Charllon and Hill, of Lethbridge the only bid- ders on Uie job: Contracts will be awarded within the next 10 days, fol- lowing a detailed analysis of all lenders, according to Den- tilation and 'Dealing, was bud-1 nis Wilson, project manager for geted at j Poole Engineering, which is in Three bids were received for charge of the university's con- [cctrical installation work: I slruction. Unemployment Blamed Budget Overspent The city's welfare budget for Mr. Findlay said a recent de- 1970, nearly depleted at the end by the provincial govern- of June, now is over-expended t to disconlinue its contri. by more than Social service assistance fi- buuons to lhc iures compiled Friday show household allowance portion of more than the estimated the social assistance payments :par- Building Code and the provin- i t0 be lacking, he aid, the own- saph pinl hnflrri (if health. n..r- In im.o family unit. While both lists of rules arc The discussion was a follow-1 concerned with the welfare and .........safety of the occupants, there are some differences. The university, for example, up to last week's decision by the commission to refuse a re- quest from Dwight Jensen, housing officer for the Univer- sity of Lethbridge, that the city relax its regulations concern- ing basement suites in order to requires that there be at least one window in each room. The board of health and NBC re- quirement is that the window dents. In written submission to provide more housing for stu- area be at least 10 per cent of the floor area and that at least half of the window7 can be opened for ventilation, unless some other means is provided for admitting fresh air. Mr. Kanashiro also recom- mended that an NBC require- the commission Mr. Jensen said there were only 20 base- ment suites and 25 housekeep- ing units listed with his office for the 1969 fall term. This year, he said, there will be at j ment specifying that each least 100 suites needed. ;n hmr, The submission contains a list of minimum specifications for university-approved bous- ing, covering such things as space requirements, lighting, furnishings and kitchen facili- ties. A report by Mr. Kanashirc As Unmatchable Records Of Your Greaf Occasions, A Portrait Has So Much To Offer And We Have So Much To Offer In The Making Of Your Portrait Call Soon To Arrange The Portrait Of Your Very Next Great Occasion J c la n a A. E. Cross "The Unmatchobles' Lunar Eclipse A partial lunar eclipse be- ginning Sunday night is expect- ed to be visible in Lethbridge. The eclipse will reach its maximum at p.m.. the wea- ther office reports. The moon will be completely out of the earth's shadow by p.m. A weather office spokesman says there is a good chance the skies will be clear enough for a good look at the partial eclipse. QUALITY DRY CLEANING AT NO EXTRA COST BENJAMIN'S CLEANERS-TAILORS 317 lOlh Street South PHONE 327-5771 ing unit in a house have at least two separate exits be retained. The university rules contain nothing about the num- ber of exits. A spokesman for the Lefh- bridge Health Unit said there are other health department rules, put into effect this year, that his department is respon- sible for enforcing. Rooms used for sleeping may not contain a gas cooking range it must be electric and heating facilities must be suf- ficient to maintain a room tem- perature of at least 70 degrees. The spokesman said the health unit has an extensive list of houses that have been inspected and that checks arc ers are instructed to have changes made. If these are not done, the department has the authority to have the building, or a part of it, condemned. The regulations apply only if the suite is being rented. Own- ers may use a basement room with no windows, for example, but they may not rent it. Another consideration is brought out in a report to the MFC by Erwin Adderley, exec- utive director of the Oldman River Regional Planning Com- mission. He notes that requirements for minimum lot size and floor levels would have to be re- duced for all development, both present and future, if the city is to avoid discriminating against those persons building new two-family units. Special rules for suites al- ready built would discriminate against future developers and 'across the board" relaxation would seriously interfere with the maintenance of high-quality over-all development, he said. had been spent for pro- isions such as clothing and sundries. The budget for room and board, estimated at was over-spent by and the itilities budget was over he estimate. AUister Findlay, city finance director, said last month when t became apparent that Leth- bridge was being faced with he same problem encountered this year by many cities across Canada, that there was noth- ing to do except spend the money that was required. He emphasized that the prov- ince picks up 80 per cent of the cost of welfare payments and that the current deficit works out to about: for the city. A total of 219 persons re- ceived social assistance in July this year, compared with 206 in June and 205 in May. This is in sharp contrast to previous years, in which iha welfare rolls show a decline in the summer months. Unemployment problems have been blamed for the continued high welfare payments during what is usually a period of peak employment. would not have any great effect on the deficit. When the province stopped sharing these costs July 1 the city adopted its former policy of paying clothing and house- hold allowances as necessary. These payments are now made only in cases where it can be illustrated that there is a definite need. The cost is then shared on an 80-20 basis, as before. MOVING? QUALITY DENTURS CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE 32S-7654> COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES RESIDENTIAL COOLING SYSTEMS CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-3388 NOTICE JONES REFRIGERATION WILL BE CLOSED For Holiday Time Until Sept. 15th 320 3rd Street S. Phone 328-5122 PHONE 'N' EAT Tantalizing Chinese Food Lotus Sunshine Fried Chicken Delivered to your door steaming hot. No extra charge for orders over Jusl Call 327-0240 or 327-2297 LOTUS Across from CPR Depot Open Weekdays 7 a.m. 2 a.m. Sundays 11 a.m. 9 p.m. MUSIC LESSONS-I.IUSICLAND-PHONE 327-1056 ;