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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August Chinese immigrants hope to bring families By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer Years of waiting are over. Now its only a matter of time, as 48 Lethbridge and district Chinese families await reunion with loved- ones from the Peoples' Republic of China. The agreement between Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Chou En-Lai made last year to facilitate the reunion of families is in full swing as the first "new Szeto York Ching, this week left China for Toronto. Mike Diduck, officer in charge of immigration in Lethbridge. termed the new program "a real break-through." "It's hard to say just how much this means to our Chinese-Canadians. Before this program the people were required to reach our embasssy in Hong Kong for an interview. "That was almost impossible they had to escape This is a big step." Mr. Diduck said. He said the Lethbridge area has had 48 applications involving 101 persons. The applications include all those filed between October 1971 and the present. "Those that were filed before Oct. 24. 1973, when the agreement was signed, will probably receive priority in said Mr. Diduck He said when his office received an application it is sent to Hong Kong and then referred to the authorities in the Peoples" Republic of China. "If the Chinese authorities decide to allow the person or persons to leave mainland China, they are referred back to the Canadian Embassy in Peking for processing." Mr. Diduck said. SUPER HEALTH BUFFET PAN Completely immersible for easy cleaning. Cast aluminum conducts heat evenly and quickly. Heavy not warp or buckle. Element cast in pan not broyed on bot- tom. Assures trouble free performance. Regular 31.95 Oft 88 SPECIAL atO Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Retiring merchant to be honored A long-time employee of the Lethbridge Eaton's store will be honored Tuesday morning before store opening. Bob Williams, assistant manager of the furniture department, started in sporting goods and hardware in 1934. He will retire at the end of August after 40 years' service which was interrupted bv four years in the RCAF Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Bride Books Thank You Cards Matches (24 Hour Service It Necessary) We provide complimentary personalized head table place cards witM each order1 FREE CUSTOMER PARKING during the Second World War. He was first hired by a baseball teammate who was Eaton's sporting goods manager. Eaton's and Hoyt's were then the only suppliers of sporting goods in Lethbridge, he said. Hardware in those days was mostly coal stoves and heaters. He moved to the furniture department after his RCAF discharge in 1945. Furniture styles have remained about the same in the last 29 years, he said, but upholstery fabrics have changed and the prices are up five times. Sales of are now common, but years ago a dining room suite might sit on the floor for six months. Mr. Williams, who has been active in minor sports for many years, said he plans to spend his retirement, golfing, fishing and curling. DR. GARY W. COOPER would like to announce the opening of his office for the practice of CHIROPRACTIC Thursday, August 1st at No. 308 Professional Building 740 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-6567 Jerry L Zezulka HA.C.L Accredited Aporaiser Canadian Institute Real Estate Appwser Consultant Market Value Valuation Day Value Estate Settlement Fire Insurance Mortgage Valuations Feasibility Studies Rental Analysis RELIANCE AGENCIES 822.3rd Avenue South Lethbridge Phone 328-9216 He said the reason there are 101 people involved in the 48 applications from the Lethbridge area is one application can cover an entire family. "How long it takes is up to the Chinese authorities. If there is a holdup, it is on the part of the he said. Mr. Diduck said there are three types of applications; sponsored, nominated and independent. Sponsored applications cover immediate families husbands, wives, unmarried children under 21 years old, and mothers and fathers over 60 years old. Nominated applications cover brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and parents under 60 years old. "The independent application doesn't apply in China. They are filed within a country where it is allowed, and in China, it's he said. In November 1973, Robert Andras, manpower and immigration minister, said processing of applications began almost immediately after the agreement was signed. "Priority will be given to applications for immediate family members. We are confident that the co-operation of the Chinese authorities will allow the rapid and efficient processing of the applications and the happy reunion of many Mr. Andras said- Mr. Andras said the length of time required to process applications depends on the accuracy of addresses of residents in China, the distance from points of interviews or medical examinations, and "even the time required for mail to reach them and be returned to the Canadian Embassy in Peking." City Scene Flower show among best Close to 500 entries were set up this morning in the 4-H Building at the Exhbition grounds for the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society's 52nd annual show. Stephanie Wolstoncroft, secretary treasurer of the society, said the show looked like the best in years, though the number of entries was not a record. A craft display is a new feature of the show this year, she said, and gladioli will be a featured as floor decoration as well as a competition category. The show is open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is 50 cents. The gardener of the year will be announced at 8 p.m. today and awards will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday. LCC soft-pedals housing Lethbridge Community College has been using radio and television publicity in an attempt to improve the critical student housing shortage, the college's acting director of student services said Friday. Dean Stetson said LCC is moving slowly to avoid a panic. He said he did not know if a panic about the housing situation would scare students off. There has been no change in the situation, said Mr. Stetson. College officials earlier reported the housing crisis was aggravated this year by the large number of construction workers living in the city. About 800 to students seek housing in the city at the end of each summer. LCC operates a housing office and hopes residents will uifer accommodations to students. Immanuel school begins Students of Immanuel Christian School. 802 6th Ave. N.. will return to classes Wednesday, principal Herman Konynenbelt said Friday. Teachers will be in the school Monday and Tuesday preparing for opening day. Mr. Konynenbelt said enrolment in Grades 1 through 9 at the school should reach 350 this year. Kindergarten classes are due to begin in January. Home show winners named Mobile home-owners were honored Friday at the judging of the Mobile home and landscaping contest held at Bridge Villa Estates, 2300 13th St. N. In the best landscaping category, Mr. and Mrs Frank Adshead, Lot 48, placed first; Mrs. Beatrice Moore. Lot 109, second; and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Couttes, Lot 110, placed third and also received recognition for having the best lawn. The best building award, including additions and patios, was given to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kane, Lot 99. Best special effects was presented to C. Holt, Lot 47. One dead, six hurt in head-on wreck A Fort Macleod youth is dead and six other people are hospitalized, five in critical condition after a head-on collision Friday afternoon, between a car and a half-ton truck, just south of Pearce. RCMP said Graham Schuitema, 13, a passenger in the truck, was apparently killed instantly. The youths' brother, Darrall, 17, driver of the truck was taken to Municipal Hospital in serious condition. Another passenger in the truck Billy Thompson, 10, of Edmonton, was taken to Foothills Hospital in Calgary in critical condition. A Calgary family was in the other vehicle and all were taken to Foothills Hospital in critical condition. In hospital are Wayne Holbrook, 34, Victoria, 31, Barry, 5, and Donna, 7. Fort Macleod RCMP said the accident occurred .2 miles south of Pearce at p.m. on a secondary road about a quarter of a mile away from Highway 3. Police said the Holbrook family was travelling north and the Schuitema vehicle was going south. The head-on collision occurred at the crest of a hill. Coroner Dr. John E. Morgan has made no decision yet on an inquest. RCMP are still investigating. Former Lethbridge man helps African tourism Canadian international aid is welcomed in such African countries as Tanzania because Canadians are not overbearing, says Kurt Steiner, a former force in Lethbridge tourism promotion. Now employed by the Canadian International Development Agency to advise the Tanzanian government on enlarging its fledgling tourism industry, Mr. Steiner was in Lethbridge Friday for a short visit. He is project manager and director of marketing for the Tanzania Tourist Corporation. From 1963 to 1965 he was Lethbridge's first full-time tourism promoter. He was also a prime mover behind creation of the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, a popular tourist attraction. From 1965 until 1972, Mr. Steiner ran his own public relations firm in Calgary and handled such accounts as Western Canada national parks information. In 1972, he took on his present post. "The Canadians have a very high prestige in he says. "It is largely because we're not overbearing. Canadian aid is extremely pragmatic. It is not a question of national prestige." He praises an external affairs "sensibility" program which prepares CIDA employees for their postings as being partly responsible. "We're briefed in great detail on the prides, aspirations, culture, strengths, weaknesses of Tanzanians." he said. "The course taught us how to deal with cultural shock. As guests, it was up to us to adapt to their culture. We're not going there to implant our way of doing things." Since the east African country began building a tourism industry five years ago. and Canada agreed to help, the number of visitors has grown by 18 to 22 per cent a year, he says. Most of the 170.000 visitors this year were attracted by the "exclusive and superlative wild game viewing." He says the country's game parks are the "best in the world." Overseas tourist agencies are being established in Europe as well as Canada and the United States. Mr. Steiner and his wife. Andree. have been home in Canada for two weeks. They visited the city from Calgary where they are staying with a son. They will be returning to Tanzania and the "friendliest people in the world" next week Man continued in slammer Warner man named to board An 18-year-old Foremost man, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, was remanded in custody in provincial court Friday until Aug. 19. Donald Wayne Stevens, charged with the offence July 15 in Lethbridge, reserved his plea until his next appearance in provincial court. Driver thrown clear A 19-year-old Lethbridge man was lucky Friday night when the jeep in which he was a passenger rolled three times and threw him clear. Treated and released from Municipal Hospital with a broken collar bone was Joseph Gatner, 1305 Stafford Drive. The driver of the jeep, James Campbell, 35, 1307 Stafford Drive, was not hurt. City Police said the two men were driving near the CPR shales by the high level bridge when the accident occurred at p.m. Weeds bother fishing Campground use and fishing prospects range from poor to fair for the South this weekend, an Alberta Department of Lands and Forests spokesman said. The cool, rainy weather has resulted in low pressure on most lakes and streams, but weeds may cause some 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. Dr. V. Penner Dentist wishes to announce the relocation of his practice to 2621 10 Ave. 'A' S. (Behind the Park Plaza) The new phone number is 327-7781 problem for shore fishermen. Best results for trout and perch are reported in Henderson Lake, average results for pike at St. Mary's Reservoir, average results for trout at Beaver Mines Lake and low ratings are givpn tn most other lakes in the area. In the provincial parks, Beauvais Lake is expected to have 80 per cent campground use this weekend and fiar f.'shing. Fair fishing is also reported at Pake Lake, and poor fishing at Taber and Willow Creek. Campground use is expected to be 90 to 100 per sent at Park Lake, capacity at Faber, 40 per cent at Writing Dn Stone and 80 per cent at Willow Creek. A second Southern Alberta resident has been appointed to the Alberta Farm Machinery Appeal Board, the board chairman announced Friday. Leo Doenz. of Warner, has been added to the board, joining Mike Putici. of Taber, who has been a member for about two years, Steve Haley, the chairman of Athabasca said. Mr. Haley said he was very pleased to have men of the calibre of Mr. Doenz and Mr. Putici on the board. The 10-man board investigates complaints about farm implements, he said. Besides the chairman, there are six farmers, two dealers and a manufacturer on the board. Farmers can make complaints to board members or to inspectors located at Edmonton and Olds. Mr. Haley said the farmer is now protected by a clause in the Farm Machinery Act which requires satisfaction within 10 days. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. DR. W. R. BATTING OPTOMETRIST ;'s pleased to announce that DR. D. C. HEGLAND now associated with him in the practice of Optometry. 430 7th Street S. (Medical Dental Bldg.) Phone 327-2959 SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS L'NED WATER HEATERS Installed Phone 328-2176 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5lh St. S. 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