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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta i HBRIDGE HERALD Friday, August 16, 1974 Water ton Park future planned By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer WATERTON There are some fundamental questions to be considered in the construction of the master plan for Waterton Lakes National Park, a planner said Thursday. Al Lubkowski. townsite planner for Parks Canada, said Waterton was made about as urban as it could be many years ago. The park's future direction and the degree of urban development are fundamental, as was the degree of refurbishing of existing facilities to be carried out, he said. Several of the approximately 70 persons attending the meeting had suggested improvements or refurbishing of existing recreational facilities in the townsite, including the playground and the tennis courts. Mrs. A. G. Virtue, a Waterton cottager since 1925. later told The Herald some facilities have not been kept up. 'They shouldn't wait for years to do things." she said, "That's what the taxpayers are paying for; that's what the renters and leaseholders are paying for." Other subjects discussed at the meeting, called to discuss public recreation facilities and the use of the lakefront, included ecological effects, green space and marinas. Mr. Lubkowski said park officials are taking action to ensure Waterton Lake remains unpolluted. They do not want its plant and animal species to change, he said. The secondary sewage treatment plant can be expanded to tertiary treatment if necessary, he added. Tertiary treatment leaves the sewage discharge as clean as a national stream. The planner also said room to expand marinas was limited. "The problem is. we have very few options." Any one use on the waterfront would be at the expense of something else, he said. He also said he hoped the park could be brought back to the townsite with trails and the interpretive focus of the park thus increased. Mr. Lubkowski later told The Herald the current series of public meetings is a novelty because public discussion usually begins much later in the planning process. Parks Canada is starting from scratch with informal public meetings before we get our minds half made he said. The circumstances of park use are explained to the public along with planning options, and ideas given by the public can be incorporated in the preliminary plan, he said. The next step will be to prepare a preliminary plan for public comment, and that is the usual stage for the first public hearing. The next informal meeting, on traffic and parking, will be held at p.m. Aug. 21 in the Lions' Hall at Waterton. New 'phone book is big but light Lethbridge telephone subscribers may be hard put to dispose of their old directories without increasing the world's garbage supply. John Nienhuis. a public relations supervisor for Alberta Government Telephones, said today in a telephone interview from Calgary the books should be recycled. AGT doesn't take them back, and in Calgary children and youth groups collect quite a few old books to be recycler1. he said. The Calgary -J District directory for 1974 na a page suggesting book? L recvcled or contributed to Bo; YES! WE CUT KEYS WHILE YOU WAIT! Call Hardware 327-5767 DOWNTOWN 606 608 3rd Ave. S. Scout or home and school paper drives, he added. It also gives the phone number of a Calgary recycling group, said Mr. Nienhuis. A call to Information Lethbridge produced the intelligence that there is no recycling group in the city, and the closest is in Calgary. Mr. Nienhuis also said AGT alone salvaged between and books for recycling this year. There were Lethbridge and District printed this year, ,.nd 453.000 Calgary and :-istrie t. The City of Jmonton, which runs its own ?lephone system, probably produced as many books as AGT did for Calgary, if not more, he said. He also said AGT had saved tons of paper this year by printing directories on lighter- weight paper. Less paper had been used to print the directories for Calgary even though this year's press run was more than last year's. The Herald weighed the new Lethbridge directory and found it tipped the scales at one pound. 3V2 ounces two ounces less than last year's one pound. ounces Yet the new book has 452 pages, compared to 408 pages in the old book. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 Gorman Rupp "high and dry" sump pumps SHAFT SEAL Assures Long, Trouble-Free Life! REMOVABLE WEAR PLATE STRAIGHT IN SUCTION Increases Capacity, Efficiency and Lift Available at OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236 36 St. North Phone 327-1571 or contact the "OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. RICK ERVIN photo Sun lover Considered a bothersome weed in some areas, the wild sunflower ranks as an attractive addition to the country scene in this region. It occasionally grows in farmers' fields but generally restricts its presence to roadside ditches, according to Bill Torfason, plant research scientist at the Lethbridge research station. City ends free park at meters Start digging into your pockets for those nickels and dimes the city parking meters are going back into operation Monday. Some 1.150 meters have new heads and new rates, double the old five cents per 2-hour and 10 cents per hour. There's also a quarter slot which will buy you two hours if you're out of nickels and dimes. Fifteeen minute meters will cost a nickel, and 12 minutes of parking for a penny is gone forever. Commissionaires will be back on the job in full force Monday, tagging motorists who haven't plugged the meters. It took the city two weeks to change the meter heads at an estimated cost of but the city expects to take in an additional annually at the new rates. Telephone is changed TABER (HNS) The Taber General Hospital telephone number was changed to 223-4461 Friday. Another trunk telephone line has been added to the two lines that served the hospital previously. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 2225th St. S. Phone 328-4095 INSURANCE HOME-BUSINESS FARM We Can Save You Money SEEUSSOONI 706 3rd. S. Phone 327 2793 City Scene L of L registration longer The University of Lethbridge has extended the registration period for the fall semester to accommodate part-time, off- campus students. Regular registration for part-time students will be Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. In addition, the registrar's office will remain open from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4. and 11 to register part-time students particularly those from out of town. Academic advisors will also be available at these times. Part-time students taking off-campus courses and registering by mail must submit a completed registration form postmarked no later than Sept. 20. Full-time students will register Wednesday, Sept. 4. Freshman student register from to 3 p.m. and all other full- time students from 3 to p.m. Registration deadline for evening degree classes has been set at Sept. 13. July warm but dark Although July was a warm month, sun lovers had to search for the sun most of the time with the major portion of the month at least partly cloudy and only eight days of clear blue skies. Total sunshine for July was 332 hours, compared with 394 hours of sunshine in 1973. July 13 the mercury dipped to a low of 38 degrees. The all- time low for that was in 1910, when the temperature dropped to 33 degrees. The high for the month was reached July 18, with 93 degrees, compared to 102 degrees on the same day in 1973. That 93 degrees came with partly cloudy skies and light winds. Total precipitation for July was 1.01 inches, compared with 5.95 inches in 1902. May 11 and 12 winds got up to 40 miles per hour from west- southwest, with gusts up to 52 miles per hour. Road segment finished soon Widening of 12.4 miles of Highway 5 between Magrath and Spring Coulee should be completed by the end of October. Completion of the section at a cost of million will leave about 15 miles into Cardston for widening some time in the future. The stretch now being widened will be left with an oil surface but will receive a 44-foot wide paved surface later. Obedience classes set The Lethbridge and district kennel club will sponsor evening obedience classes in September. The classes, starting September 11 at the 4-H building at exhibition grounds, will be held once a week for 10 weeks. The first session will be for beginners. Dogs will be six months and older. They will be taught basic manners, including walking on a leash and learning to heel, sit and stay on command. The dogs will learn how to conduct themselves in crowds by ignoring other dogs and people and to pay attention. In later sessions the canines will learn command jumping and retrieving and as they become more advanced the dogs will be taught scent discrimination and tracking. The kennel club recently held their elections and Stan Long, of Coutts will succeed Dick Judd of Milk River as president. Other club executives elected are Barbara Bezeua, Lloyd Delude, Sharon Derrick, Scotty Duchan, Suzan Horovitch, Frances Hoye and Bonnie Price. Cabinet shuffle costs City police reported today an expensive cabinet shuffle sometime between Aug. 10 and 15, as an enterprising thief made off with worth of cupboards from a northside house under construction. The theft, from 2410 16th St. N., was reported to police by Krahn Homes. Police said the thief or thieves took complete sets of kitchen and bathroom cupboards, but left behind the moulding strips and the cupboard end-pieces. Merchant asks for vote on store hours issue TABER (HNS) Taber variety store operator Ed Kngwer. already hailed into court four times over this town's shopping hours bylaw, has offered to pay the expense of holding a referendum on the issue. Mr. Engwer, who manages Stedman's Store here, has asked town council to include a referendum on shopping hours with the Oct. 16 municipal election voting. Council says it wants the advice of the Taber Businessmen's Association. The association doesn't meet until the third week in September, says Mr. Engwer. This would make it too late. He says council is stalling and doesn't want to hold the referendum. To back his stand for late shopping one night a week. Mr. Engwer has submitted a petition signed by 206 ratepayers, 58 renters and 157 rural residents who support his stand. "I have offered to pay for the ballot on this if they would accept Mr. Engwer said Thursday. "I really want to stay open because I think we should. Council told me they didn't necessarily have to hold a referendum." Mr. Engwer says he has been here for 25 years and has paid taxes on both his home and his store. "I don't see how they can stop us because all governments have he says. "But it can easily be sluffed off because the businessmen's association is not meeting until the third week in September." Taber stores now close at 6 p.m. and are closed all day Sunday and half a day Wednesday. Mr. Engwer wants to remain open Friday evenings. "I have been taken to court four times in attempts to close says the Taber merchant. "I stayed open Saturday evenings before. There is no night shopping here at all. They won't let us stay open. Lethbridge has 11 hours more shopping each week than we do. Each year they are open 14 months to our 12 he says. He says Taber merchants "owe it to their customers" to stay open at least one night a week. "I would be happy with one night. That is all we really need in a small town." He says some couples run two businesses, the man running one and the wife another. "They won't stay open because they have housework to do." says Mr. Engwere. "And they don't hire any help." He says he would hire high school students to serve his customers during evening shopping hours, if allowed. "This gives them a chance to earn some money and they are darn good workers, too." Mr. Engwer says if council balks at holding the referendum, he will seek help from the Alberta ombudsman. He says he has a lawyer too. "I am not going to give he says. "I am really going to press it." Taber druggists lengthen hours TABER (HNS) Two drug stores here, exempt from the town's early closing bylaw, will remain open Wednesday afternoons after seven years of observing the general half- holiday. Murray Johnson, on behalf of his Taber Drugs and Oddie's Central Drug Store, advised town council of the decision by letter which was presented at the recent council meeting. Correspondence also read at the meeting indicated the possibility of the department of highways and transport purchasing CPR right-of-way between the mainline tracks and Highway 3 through Taber. Winners named for skill in Raymond Show RAYMOND Only two riders managed double victories in the final day of the Southern Alberta 4-H Light Horse Show here Thursday. Ten classes in junior and senior competition were run off before show judge Grant MacEwan, former Alberta Lieutenant Governor. Maxine McKenna of Lethbridge won the senior western pleasure and senior stake race while Tami Peters of Pincher Creek won the ju- nior pole bending and junior stake race. Laurie Stevens of Fort Macleod managed a first place ribbon in the mature gelding halter class for ju- niors and a second in junior western pleasure. Showing before about 200 people in the Raymond Arena, 50 riders from 10 4-H clubs in the south watched Marr Draper of Hillspring top the club leaders competition. Vivien Goodrich of Diamond City, one of the show committee organizers, said the 1974 light horse show was one of the best yet. Plans for the 6th annual show next year will be getting underway soon. Winners of the classes held during the second day of competition include Renee Barton of Lethbridge. junior western pleasure. Laurie Stevens of Fort Macleod. mature gelding halter class for junior riders. Don Kerr ol Cardston. senior pole bending. Maria Snow of Raymond, mature gelding halter class for senior riders, Bonnie Lund of Glenwood, mature mare halter class for junior riders, Judy Linderman of Medicine Hat. mature mare halter class for senior riders. Maxine McKenna of Lethbridge. senior western pleasure and senior stake race, Tami Peters Of Pincher Creek, junior pole bending and junior stake race. Flood compensation Homer's decision Government compensation for flood damage to two Southern Alberta homes when an irrigation canal broke will become a ministerial prerogative once the problem has been assessed. K.E. Tyler, director of Alberta Disaster Services, said Thursday in a telephone interview Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer will make a decision whether to pay for damage done Aug. 1 to the Gabruek Tajcnar and Norman Fenske farms. Both farms were damaged when the main canal, operated by the St. Mary River Irrigation District, near Barnwell, burst pouring millions of gallons of water over the land. Mr. Tyler said provincially- appointed assessors were to view damaged farms Thursday before making a report to Dr. Horner. In addition to the damage to the farms, the Alberta irrigation division is assessing crop damage in the area. Mr. Tyler said initial reports have set the damage to crops below original estimates because of rapid drying in the area. The actual damage to the main canal is being assessed by the Alberta department of the environment. Mr Tyler said he expects both the SMRID and the Taber Irrigation District to make representation to government for money to restore the main canal. Mr. Tyler said the reason the government has become involved in the situation in Southern Alberta is because flooding is not covered by insurance. He said high premiums for flood damage is the reason for a federal-provincial agreement to help people in times of a disaster. He said Alberta Disaster Services operates on the guideline that it won't make payments to persons if the damage is covered by insurance. Final government compensation will be governed by the amount of money received from insurance companies. PENNER'S PLUMBING Specializing in service Work. Water Heaters and Basement Plumbing 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. NEW 1974 VW USED CARS 1967 FORD 2 door hardtop, fully equipped. 1971 MATADOR 2 door hardtop, nice clean unit. 1963VW Good mechanically 1973VW CAMPER DELUXE Automatic, radio. 6000 miles left on new car warranty RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI SilM 328-4539 3rd and 14th St. S. PHARMACY FACTS from O. C. STUBBS You're undoubtedly seeing or hearing the war- nings about unrestricted use of ordinary drugs which do not require a doctor's prescription? Well, let's talk for a mo- ment about drugs which, actually have bee-n prescribed by a doctor. Please for your own sake and your family's sake don't "try" (take) medicines which your relatives or friends offer you as having cured "ex- actly what you've Our newly-discovered, wonder drugs are much more powerful and effec- tive than the drugs we were dispensing only ten to fifteen years ago. Today's drugs are prescribed for exacting reasons. Your doctor is the only person qualified to prescribe drugs for your personal use. STUBBS PHARMACY LTD. Open daily a.m. to p.m. Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to p.m. ;