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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Tuetday, August City Scene Station tender shocker Skyrocketing costs has the proposed Lethbridge Research Station complex on the ropes. The complex, which is to house both the federal and provincial departments of agriculture, was estimated to cost million. But when tenders were opened July 26, the low bid was Ed Andrews, director of Lethbridge Research Station, said this morning the tender call has been sent to the federal treasury board. The board doesn't meet until Thursday. Dr. Andrews said once the federal treasury board discusses the tender, the provincial government will have to be contacted. He said the discussion could be prolonged but the deadline for acceptance or rejection of the low tender is Sept. 24. The contractor stipulated a 30-day deadline with options to extend the deadline to 60 days. The option has been exercised. Indian educator named The University of Lethbridge has named a recruitment officer and councillor for its new Native American Studies program. Roy Cunningham, 36, has been appointed to the position for a one-year term, effective August 1. Mr. Cunningham is of Cree descent and for the past two years has been employed as a councillor and aide with Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek. In announcing the appointment, Dr. F. Q. Quo, dean of arts and science, said Mr. Cunningham has "considerable expertise in helping Indian students in southern Alberta." The new councillor's duties will include recruitment, counselling, orientation and tutorial service for native students. Mr. Cunningham feels that his primary responsibility will be to act as a liaison between native students and the university. He feels students will find it easier to talk to "one of their own." "They can look at me and see I'm Indian and perhaps won't be so hesitant about coming to me with, their he said. Time Air fliers to train Time Air's pilots and engineers are involved in an intensive ground school at Lethbridge Community College in preparation for the use of a larger, faster aircraft. Flight crews are being instructed in all systems and operat- ing procedures for the Fairchild F-27 by instructors from Nord- air in Montreal. The crews will spend at least 50 hours in ground school before going to Pittsburgh, Pa., for simulator training. Actual flight training will be at Kenyon Field. Vandals' damage reported Vandals did about damage to a ditch-digging machine and a bulldozer at Dorren Electric, 226 22nd St. N., on the weekend. Lethbridge city police were told Monday. Gauges on both machines were smashed, police said. Bridge players meet here More than 200 bridge players from Alberta. British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Montana gathered at Sven Ericksen's Restaurant at the weekend for the Lethbridge bridge unit summer sectional. The bridge sessions began Bym Sports BAGS Back-to-School SPECIAL 2O% OFF Call Sporting Goods 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Friday and ran until the final session, the Swiss teams championships, on Sunday evening. Winners in that event was an Edmonton team, Don Urquart, Doug Rankin and Mr. and Mrs. Art Skeel. The winners in the open pairs session were I.D. FLock and B. Datta, both of Calgary. Men's pairs winners were I.S.J. Resnick and E.G. Brelingham, both of Saskatoon, while Ev Heal and Ann Dunn of Moose Jaw won the women's pairs. The masters pairs championship was won by I.C. Roberts and R. Spackman, both of Lethbridge and the consolation final was won by I.J. Miron and J. Anderson, also of Lethbridge. A Calgary team won the 49- ers pairs championships. They are L.R. MacAllum and S. Jenkins. The novice finals was won by I.R. Mattock and A. Nykolyn, both of Calgary. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SchwirUBIdg. 822 5lh St. S. Phone 328-4095 No Fuss! Convenient! Delicious! Ready to Serve Ideal for: STAFF PICNICS FAMILY GATHERINGS Choice of or: SLICED CUTS OF BEEF, HAM or TURKEY With Salads Buttered Rolls Pastries Attractively Displayed Ready for Your Buffet Table! DELIVERED ANYWHERE! FOR FURTHER DETAILS FOOD and PASTRY SHOP 2201 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE 028-7751 Landlords use loophole to bypass 90-day rule The practice of giving tenants a one-month eviction notice unless they accept a rent increase does not appear to be a problem yet in Lethbridge. "We've had only one complaint that I can recall in which a tenant was told he had to either accept a rent increase or face said Kay Jensen, secretary to the Lethbridge Landlord and Tenant Advisory Board. ''It's an area that there's a real hole there's nothing stopping a landlord from a month's notice of an Mr. Jensen said. The Landlord and Tenant act requires three months notice in writing of a rent increase, but there's no protection from a one-month eviction notice as no reason has to be given, he said. According to newspaper reports, some Calgary landlords are evading the act's requirement of 90 days' notice of rent increases by giving renters just one month to get out of the building unless they sign leases providing for higher rents. Consumer Affairs Minister Bob Dowling says the provincial government has no immediate plans to plug the legal loophole. He said in an interview Monday the government has referred the problem for study by the Alberta Institute for Law Research and Reform and will await the report of that body before deciding what action to take. The institute is a group of leading Alberta lawyers who study legal problems in the province and recommend possible changes in legislation to the government. "If there is a finding that there is a serious deficiency in the law a really bad loophole there then we will attempt to remedy the minister said. Mr. Dowling added that no deadline has been set for the institute's report. Monthly tenants of River Tower Apartments in southwest Calgary complained last Friday that they were given notices at the beginning of the month to vacate their apartments by Aug. 31 if they refused rent increases of between and a month in one-year leases. Ed Awid, chairman of the Calgary Landlord and Tenant Advisory Board, said use of eviction threats to force quick rent increases as a means to get by the act appears to be on the rise in Calgary. In the last month, he said, the board has had 30 to 40 calls complaining about landlords demanding rent increases with only a month's notice. Aid. Ed Oman said he will ask city council to urge the provincial government to amend the act so that landlords cannot evade the 90- day rule. "It's obvious that the intent of the act was that rents will not be raised without a three- month notice and this is obviously a way of getting around that." Aid. Oman said as the apartment vacancy rate is lower in Calgary now, "landlords will be tempted to take this route more often as the market gets tighter." Kainai successfully finishing north job By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer House number 50 will soon be northbound from Kainai Industries at Standoff to a Metis family in northern Alberta as Kainai tidies up a Metis housing contract. Many of them grumbled about late delivery and installation, but 50 Metis families will spend this winter in new four-, five-and six- bedroom homes built by Kainai and bought by Alberta Housing Corporation. AHC is happy with its "catch up" program for Metis, and overjoyed that each house purchased from Kainai for will be worth by the time it is occupied. Kainai is happy, too. Happy an expensive lesson in northern construction is just about over. The contract signed last fall called for construction, within a year, of 50 new homes in 28 communities up to 400 miles apart. "We got our feet says Gilbert Eagle Bear of Kainai. Labour was the biggest problem, with the Standoff sectional home manufacturer having trouble finding skilled tradesmen to travel hundreds of miles between remote northern communities to install one or two homes at a time. "No one wants to go up explains Gilbert Eagle Bear, "and nobody up north wants to work." "We're trying to get away from installations "All we're hoping to do is build he says. Heavy winter snows which became severe spring floods throughout northern Alberta slowed delivery of houses. "Most of the bridges up north seemed 10 be the Kainai salesman adds. Along with floods, spring brought unexpected price hikes of building supplies, sending Kainai's construction costs "sky high." Many Metis families complained about late delivery and sloppy on-site work, but few complaints ever reached Kainai or AHC. Running interference was Stan Daniels, just re-elected Calgary man injured in collapse of roof Gardener of the year Dave Allen, 229 N. Mayor Magrath Dr., was named gardener of the year on the weekend by the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society at its annual flower show. Here he admires a display of gladioli. A 32-year-old construction worker is reported in satisfactory condition today in Municipal hospital following an industrial accident in Lethbridge Monday. Alvin Zak of Calgary was standing on a roof of a building in the Woodward's downtown development Potato bug control needs good spraying practices Nominee Muriel McCreary, 39- year-old Okotoks farmwife, was nominated Sunday to contest Highwood riding for the NDP at the next provincial election. Incumbent Socred Ed Benoit was nominated in the seat south of Calgary in May. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Thuraday Evening till p.m. PHONE 328-0372 2716 12th Ava. South By STU MCDONALD Insect Toricologist Lethbridge Research Station The Colorado potato beetle is an annual pest of potatoes in Western Canada. Its effects are particularly serious in Alberta where this crop is grown commercially on about acres. Insecticides provide the only means of controlling this pest, but to be effective the chemicals must be applied properly and at the correct time. As with all insect pests, the life cycle must be known to protect the crop properly. The adult Colorado potato beetles are hard-shelled and three eighths of an inch long. They are yellow with 10 black stripes along the wing covers. During May and June, they emerge from the soil and fly in search of potato plants. The bright orange eggs are laid on the undersides of the lower MIKE HANZEL Extra wMr For Every Pair 371 -7th Street South DR. W. R. BATTING OPTOMETRIST is pleased to announce that DR. D. C. HEGLAND is now associated with him in the practice of Optometry. 430 7th Stnwt 8. Dftntal Bldg.) PhoiM 327-2959 leaves in June and hatch five to 10 days later. The larva is brick-red with a black head and a row of black spots along either side. Larvae cause more damage than adults and are capable of eating plants to the ground. Also, they may move from one plant to another. When mature, the larvae burrow two to four inches into the soil and pupate. The new adults emerge within five to 10 days and feed until late August. They do not produce a second generation but spend the winter in the soil. Timing of spray application is important. Control of adults in early spring is impractical because they emerge over an extended period. Chemical control is advocated when eggs are found on two percent of the plants and when the newly hatched larvae are first noticed. In the past, DDT was used to control this pest. However, the insect became resistant to DDT and its use was stopped in 1964. Recently we found that the insect has lost its resistance to DDT and larvae from Southern Alberta are again as susceptible as they were in 1957. At the Lethbridge Research Station, we have been evaluating new insecticides for control of this pest. Of 36 insecticides tested in the laboratory, 23 were from four to 90 times more effective than DDT. Several of these new insecticides were applied with a row-crop sprayer in experimental plots on the station. The sprayer has three nozzles per row and delivered 45 gallons of spray per acre. Rates of four to eight ounces of insecticide per acre killed all stages of the insect within 24 hours. Some were effective at rates as low as two ounces if spray coverage was complete. We found that low-pressure weed sprayers with a broadcast boom did not provide adequate coverage. Most cases of poor control of this insect have been the result of poor spraying practices. The results of our experiments will provide the basis for new control recommendations for the commercial grower. assisting a crane loading metal sheets on the roof when the roof collapsed, according to Lethbridge city police. Police say there was approximately pounds of sheets placed on one area of the roof. A.E. Baldry, accident prevention officer with The Worker's Compensation Board, told The Herald Mr. Zak fell between two bundles of the metal sheets. He said the injured man was extremely lucky in his fall from the 12-foot roof that one of the 2.5-ton bundles did not fall on top of him. Mr. Zak was foreman of the crew assembling the roof. president of the Metis Association of Alberta. The MAA president says many complaints came from people worried that the contractor had forgotten them. AHC official Barbara Reynolds says most of the complaints were simple queries about the date of oc- cupancy "With Kainai's houses, everything is done in stages Even though a house isn't finished, it may look finished to the local fellow who wants to move she says. "Kainai went out and completed a very difficult contract." she says, and saved AHC some money at the same time. This saving. AHC's Reynolds says, will be passed on to Metis families living in their houses. Next year, those renting will be able to mortgage their new homes through the housing corporation for the original tendered price of She describes the involvement of Kainai as praising the Blood industry for its quick work on the contract tendered in September last year. Many building sites were inaccessible, she adds, "and in some cases we even had to build roads." The rent-to-income homes, she says, are not specifically designed for Metis families. As a provincial corporation, bound by the provincial Human Rights Act, AHC cannot discriminate by limiting houses strictly to Metis purchasers. All houses were intended under the program to go into northern communities suffering inadequate housing. These communities are populated almost without exception by Metis families, the AHC official adds. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Proud Service It is unfortunate that so many in our country have been erroneously taugnt to equate the phrase "all men are created equal" with the idea that to serve is to be degraded. To keep our society strong and healthy, we all have to serve each other in some capacity or other, and a man who performs his work, whatever it may be. in a responsible and competent' manner, should have the respect of all. We are proud to call our professipn "Funeral Service" and will continue to do our best to perform all of its functions in a sympathetic manner, as our contribution to the common good Gordon Blair SALMON 327 lOlh STREET SOUTH PHONE 327-2802 Established 1927 FUNERALHOME LTD. ____LETHBRIDGE, A'.BERTA CONDITIONING ;