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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE tETHBRIDGE HERAID Thursday, August 20, 1970 Glenn Anderson And A Boarder Dog's Life In City Pound Has The Comforts Of Home St. Laurent May Give U of L Scholarship Lethbridge's twin city, Saint- Laurent, Quebec, may provide a- annual scholarship for a stu- dent to attend the University of Lcthbridge. City Manager Tom Nutting said following the weekend visit to Saint-Laurent by a Lethbridge delegation that an informal proposal to that ef- fect had been made by a mem- ber of the Saint-Laurent city council and that it had been well received. He added that some discus- sion of future exchanges took place and that while ho specific plans were made, there were some fairly definite commit- ments to continue the visits be- gun in 1967. An aspect of the visit, he said, was the excellent exchange of ideas between east and west. His personal view of the problem of separatism, he said, was that it is not today "as serious a matter" as might be assumed by some people. As a relative newcomer to Canada he has noticed a "great concern for national- ism" in this country, he said. And he hopes that this is a Teachers Might Strike Says Secretary Of STF BANFF (Special) A teach- ers' strike could hit Saskatch- ewan Sept. 1 because of Sas- katchewan government inter- ference in provincial teacher negotiations, Stirling McDow- ell, general secretary of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Fed- eration said here Wednesday. The government has ordered all school districts to keep sal- ary increases for teachers within six per cent "or pay the difference themselves" Mr. McDowell said, and termed the order "economic blackmail." He told an Alberta Teachers' Association conference here that almost all of Saskatch- By JUDI WALKER Herald Staff Writer It may be a dog's life down at the Lethbridge dog pound in the riverbottom but to the ca- nines who lodge there it's a good life. So good, fa fact, that some of them come back on their own to visit. City poundkeeper, Glenn An- derson, with his assistant Jack Taal, runs the establishment like a combination hostel-adop- tion service for dogs, cats (and sometimes for a The animals, most of which are dogs, are not treated as prisoners, they are guests. Many of the animals are claimed by their owners with- in a few days of their arrival. The other guests to the pound are given new homes is charged for the buying of a and those who go un- claimed for a long time are destroyed. Mr. Anderson said he's been lucky in the 3% months he's operated the shelter. He has never had to put a dog to sleep. He has had to use the four-foot by two-foot box for gasing cats, however. "They don't feel he said reassuringly as he in- dicated how the gas entered the apparatus. A single animal, too badly hurt to nurse back to health, is put out of its misery by a .410 gauge shotgun. The animals are then PIANO LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS and EARIY GRADES. 635 15th Street South Phone 327-7031 ped in plastic bags and buried in their "cemetery" in the city's sanitary landfill. Mr. Anderson is a busy man. His regular business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., hut he's often on the go much earlier and later. "There just aren't enough hours in the said the man who uses affection to catch dogs rather than a net. He's been called out on two extraordinary missions once to fetch a porcupine and the other to get a marmot. Both animals were given to Dr. C. D. Stewart's game farm. His daily patrols of the city follow a different route each time. As he drives trained eyes move from side to side in his search for strays. "We've had some complaints from around he said pointing across the road to a pasture. "The cows get out and wander across the road to the residential area." He admits that he doesn't al- ways get his dog. On warm days, he explained, he picks up fewer dogs running loose than on cool days. They stay in the shade. Tramps are the "real rene- gades." They distrust people because they're always getting kicked out of people's yards. "I can tell if a dog is a he said "because it will come to me. A tramp would run away." One dog, who was mak- ing his second trip to the pound in one day, climbed right into the truck when Mr. Anderson called him. Most of the dogs brought back to the pound are im- pounded. (Some dogs, for example the dog of an out-of- town visitor, are brought to the pound until the owner can be located. This is a service and no fee is charged.) Impoundment of a d o 'g means that the owner must pay for the first 72 hours the dog spends in the pound and for each day thereafter. All infractions fall under two categories: no licence and run- nirrj at large. A ticket is is- sued to the owner of a dog which has been picked up; a S3 ticket to the owner of a do- mestic animal (cow, horse, Mr. Anderson said he is hop- ing to sell licences at the shel- ter soon. The licences, which are available at the police sta- tion, cost 53 for males and spayed females, and for un- spayed females. Treatment of the animals in the shelter is royal. Their liv- ing quarters are kept clean. "It's just as easy to keep this place clean as it is to let it get said Mr. Anderson. They are fed regularly a menu of dog food and pellets. The dog cages are big enough to give a dog some of the exer- cise he needs, he said. His son, Jim, takes the bigger dogs into the coulees to run. Conditions for the cats are not as good as those for the dogs. Mr. Anderson would like to have larger cages for the cats which would give them more room to move around. The Lethbridge pound provides more than a shelter for stray dogs and cats it gives the animals affection, and the animals' owners co-op- eration. And they have only had one problem with their guests the animals get jeal- ous when they see one of their pound-mates being cuddled. Control By-Laiv For County i The Lethbridge County coun- 1 cil Wednesday gave final read- ing to a development control bylaw which would allow the council to set up development controls in its constituencies. The bylaw received first reading in April of this year, and w a s open to public debate at a hearing held recently in Lethbridge. The bylaw would become of- ficial after approval, by the Provincial P1 a n n i n g Board, which is expected to give its decision within two weeks. Damage In Accident An intersection collision on the corner of 21st St. and 5th Ave. S. Wednesday morning re- sulted in damage to ve- hicles driven by Myles Gross- eth of Elk Point, Alta., and John GluskowsM of 620 14th St. N Both drivers were taken to St. Michael's Hospital and later released. Man Jailed John Wally Miller of no fixed abode pleaded guilty in magis- trate's court in Lethbridge Wed- nesday to three charges of false pretenses and was sen- tenced to four months in jail on each charge. He was also sentenced to 30 days in jail for jumping bail. The sentences will run con- current. DAWN'S DANCING STUDIO 1418 17 Street South 'I Classes in: ft TAP-ACROBATICS- ft BATON-CHARACTER- ft MODERN JAZZ ft BALLET MRS. W. WICK R.A.D. Instructor from England Classes in Ballet will be TUESDAY and FRIDAY Registration August 20th to 26th DAWN (HIGGINS) MAY FOR REGISTRATION Phone 328-5056 or 327-3208 CLASSES WILL COMMENCE AUGUST 24th ewan's teachers are without contracts even though negotia- tions began last October under a regional bargaining system. With a government reminder last week concerning the maxi- mum increase allowed, nego- tiations ground to a stop. School board budgets in Sas- katchewan must be sent to the provincial department of edu- cation for final approval on an item for item basis. "Right now school boards are told what changes to make in their budgets so they can get their Mr. McDow- ell said. The STF wants direct bar- gaining for teachers with the provincial government because of the stringent control exerted over local school board bud- gets, instead of bargaining with the local boards and having the government deny the agreed upon funds. Teachers have also express- ed fears that their contracts might be subject to compulsory settlement in future and their services placed under the Es- sential Services Act. Gyro Grcus August 24-25 Lethbridge Gyro Club will sponsor the Gatti-Charles Cir- cus Monday and Tuesday at the exhibition grounds. The traditional three ring cir- cus under the direction of Ma- jor Mathew .Gatti, a retired United States armed forces of- ficer, has 23 spectacular acts including clowns, trapeze acts and performing elephants. Two performances will" be given each day at and 8 p.m., and tickets are available at the box office. Special fam- ily tickets may be purchased prior to performances at Boy- er's Cigar Store. All proceeds from the circus will go into a special fund of the Gyro club. The purpose of the fund is to begin plans for a community fountain to be built in Henderson Lake. The plans include colored lighting as well as an elaborate fountain. Harry Green is the Gyro Club circus chairman. >jr I i V JJ YT Pension Plan Session Set An itinerant office of the Canada Pension Plan will be held for Pincher Creek and area in the town's council chambers Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Drug Case Involves LSD Joseph George Remi Filion, 20, of Neufchatel, Que. charged with possession of LSD for the purpose of trafficking, appear- ed in magistrate's court in Lcthbridge Wednesday for a preliminary trial. The crown proceeded by way of indictment and evidence re- vealed hi a laboratory report from RCMP in Vancouver showed the drug found on Fi- lion wrs LSD. He was found to be in pos- session of 106 tablets. Filion indicated a plea of not guilty would be entered and earlier elected trial by judge and jury. The accused has been in custody for almost a month now and the earliest he can appear in Supreme Court is Sept. 14 hi Lethbridge. The defence for Filion indi- cated they might re elect and have the case heard in magi- strate or district court so Filion wouldn't have to spend so much time in custody await- ing trial. Filion said he lias no money for bail. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Denial Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 THANK Having sold our business The Wonder Con- fectionery 1 would like 1o extend a special 'Thank You' to all who favored us with their kind patronage over the past number of years, and helped to make our years in business so reward- ing and so successful. GLEN and HELEN KEARNEY WONDER CONFECTIONERY growing feeling, as it adds to the life and dynamics of Can- ada as a federal entity. The Lethbridge delegation brought back something other than an increased understand- ing of French-speaking Canada and memories Of Hie weekend celebrations in Saint-Laurent. The twin city presented Lelh- bridge wiUi two movies, one of which is a professionally-pro- duced film on Saint Laurent. The other was done during last year's student exchange be- tween the two cities and in- cludes various stops along the way. SOD TURNING The first sod for the new Dunlop Ford dealership at 16th S. and Mayor Magrath Drive was turned Wednesday by firm president Doug Dun- lop. Others on hand for the ceremony, included William Katernechuk, executive vice- presiden) of Smith Bros. And Wilson Limited, Calgary, which will build the automotive complex. Hide Plant Permit Given A building permit for the construction of the Canada Packers Ltd. hide plant, 3718 5 Ave. N. has been registered, in the amount of Con- tractor for the plant will be Bennett and White Ltd. of Cal- gary. Fines Sylvester Schmidt and Jean L. Peters, both of Lethbridge were each fined when they pleaded guilty in magistrate's court in Lethbridge Wednesday to impaired driving. Both were prohibited from driving anywhere in Canada for nine months. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WAT1R HEATERS S120 AND UP Phone 328-2176 remover lutimi Take it off, all olf, gently, with new Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion. It makes shadows, liner, mascara, even sticky lash adhesive disappear in a wink. Eyes are ready for reapplicalion of make-up instantly. 2 oz. bottle, 52.75 Only at your. MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COLLEGE MAIL 328-1525 Gifts Costume Jewellery Perfumes TEXACO CANADA LIMITED has for lease a combination Wholesale-Retail outlet in the Town of Vauxhall, Alberta, For those who are desirous of going into busi- ness for themselves, here is the "Golden Oppor- tunity" that offers a very rewarding and profit- able future to the successful applicant. Interested parties call 327-4370 or write to Suite 3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta for further information." ;