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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Tuesday, August Council delays boneyard move Mail assault BILL GROENEN photo Boy Scouts Rob Overn, 12, left, and Mike Benoit, 12. stuff envelopes for the United Way's mailing cam- paign. The scouts are one of 15 agencies receiving support from the annual campaign, which hopes to raise in Lethbridge this year. United Way drive to hinge on PR Education and good public relations will have to over- come Lethbridge's resistance to giving, the campaign chairman for the United Way said in an interview. Those involved in the cam- paign will have to work harder this year, said Leona Hopkins. Residents are obviously not enthusiastic about the cam- paign, or it would be reaching its goals she said. The campaign will run from Sept. !fi to Oct. 15. It will depend on better public knowledge of the United Way. Its 15 member agencies benefit the com- munity, as campaign organizers must tell the people, she said. HOOVER MODEL 4018 STEAM DRY IRON Fabric guide. Right or left cord. Stainless steel soleplate. Regular 20.95 SPECIAL 17 88 Call Housewares DOWNTOWN To that end, the United Way will be using a "did you know" approach to spread facts about the agencies through advertising, said Mrs. Hopkins. A speakers bureau will also make public speakers available to address groups on the campaign and agencies, she said. The agencies involved are the St. John Ambulance, the Victorian Order of Nurses, the Canadian Red Cross Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Canadian National In- stitute for the Blind, the Cana- dian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, the Centre for Personal and Community Development, the John Howard Society, the Salvation Army, the Navy League of Canada, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Guides, the Lethbridge Family YMCA and the YWCA. Dave Wilson, executive director of the United Way, says the campaign's advan- tage is that people are solicited once rather than 15 times. A sixteenth agency, the Big Brothers organization, has been invited to join, he said. The United Way will con- duct a mailing campaign before canvassers approach businesses, said Mrs. Hopkins "We hope to make them aware of the canvas before canvassers get to she said. Most of the campaign will be conducted by mail or at businesses, she said. A small door to door canvass will be conducted toward the end of the campaign, to reach retired people, home businesses and farmers living in the city, she added. But those working down- town or in the inudstrial area will be solicited at work, not at home, said the chairman. Saying, "I gave at won't fool the canvasser. Employees solicited at work can contribute by signing a pledge card authorizing a payroll deduction, so Contributors can spread their donations over the whole year if they want, she said. Many firms will be "self canvassed" by someone from within the office or plant rather than by an outside can- vasser, she said. Mr. Wilson said one problem with the self can- vass is the person appointed canvasser might not be in- doctrinated, and thus might not have answers to convince the reluctant to donate. He said he hopes canvassers and other volunteers will turn out in force for the indoctrination, which should give them the answers to most questions. Indoctrination will be Sept. 4 for the speakers' bureau, and Sept. 5, 10, 11 and 12 for other volunteers, he said. Most of the United Way drive is conducted by volunteers. Mrs. Hopkins es- timated at least 300 are work- ing on the campaign. The only paid employees are Mr. Wilson and a part time secretary. Marshall Auto Wreckers Ltd. won an extension until June 1, 1975 Monday to com- plete its move from 2nd Avenue S. to the Sunnyside district. City council voted un- animously to grant the exten- sion after Abe Bickman, a local contractor handling the move for Marshall's, said he couldn't get the job done before that date. One council member predicted the delay won't make Woodward's happy, but added "they'll just have to live with it." "Mr. Bickman has never let us down before and if he says they'll be out by June can live with said Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff. The city made a committ- ment to Woodward's to have the Marshall property cleared of all buildings and vehicles by the time Lethbridge Centre opens in the fall of 1975. Mr Bickman told council delays in getting the necessary permits for the Marshall operation in Sun- nyside, plus a local labor shor- tage made it impossible to move the auto wrecker's building this summer. "A fence around the new location is now finished, and we Can start moving some of the he said. The city was to take posses- sion of the remainder of the Marshall yard at 2nd Avenue S. by Oct. 20. Part of it has already been cleared for park- ing lot development. City council gave two readings to a bylaw authoriz- ing purchase of the Turbo Resources property at 606-614 4th St. S. for The city has already paid for a strip of the Turbo land it expropriated for the 6th Avenue S. bridge approach road. The total property was appraised at a year ago and the city offered 000 for it, but no agreement could be reached and ex- propriation of the strip of land needed for the bridge approach went ahead. Expenditure of another 000 to combat mosquitoes and flies was approved by city council Monday, with the provision that any of the money not needed be returned. "If we get a couple of good killing frosts next week we won't need said Aid. Tom Ferguson who asked for the money in his position as chairman of the city board of health. Much money is spent to spray one festering spot out- side city limits to protect the Lakeview area from flies, he said. An offer of to be made to the public school board for two parcels of southeast Lakeview land was approved by city council Mon- day. The school board originally bought the land for in 1962 but decided to sell it this year after deciding it would not be needed for a school. City council Monday asked for a report from its ad- ministration on what to do with the received fmm the sale of the Lincoln Hotel. The property was willed to the city by the late Peter Zbratti who stipulated that if it was sold, proceeds were to be used for cultural or charitable purposes. Council had already asked if the money could be turned over to the Lethbridge Foun- dation, which administers be- quests made to the city, but apparently the city is still awaiting a reply from the foundation's lawyer. Council Monday had a re- quest from the Kiwanis Music Festival Committee that con- sideration be given to a dona- tion to a trust fund for annual scholarships. Shoplifting increases, thefts from cars down City Scene Board readies negotiators The public school board is to take its first step today in preparing for 1975 contract negotiations with its teachers this fall. The trustees are expected to choose a two-member com- mittee to undertake negotiations in a regular meeting today. The school board is also expected to reach a decision as to how it will approach negotiations with its non-teaching staff members who belong to the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Teachers are expected to make a strong case for a salary increase of from 12 to 16 per cent over one year. Bicycles bring Lethbridge city police have collected from the public sale of 25 bikes and parts Aug. 12 to 16. The bikes were found and turned in, and were not claimed at the police station. The money from the sale goes into the city's general revenue fund. Sifton House reputation said unfair By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Last of two parts The Lethbridge based provincial government receiv- CLOSED UNTIL SEPT. 9th Phone for Appointment Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK BLACK DENTAL LAB PHONE 327-2822 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 ANYWHEREI FOR FURTHER DETAILS FOOD and PASTRY SHOP 2201 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE 028-7751 ing home Sifton House, has developed a reputation as a place where juvenile offenders slept prior to com- mitting another offence. Such a reputation is unfair to the home and the staff working there. The centre never was designed to be a detention centre and when the youth assessment centre opens this fall, Sifton House will be able to concentrate on its role of housing neglected children. Even though police reports during the past six months have indicated that juveniles walking out of Sifton House EXPERIENCED PAINTERS Required immediately for house painting. Phone 328-7005 without permission have been a constant problem for authorities, house supervisor Kay Bluekens has never con- sidered the juvenile offenders to be a serious problem to the home. Occasionally, problem children would leave on their own and not return, she says. "We don't try to hold them back." Sifton House doesn't have doors that lock internally to prevent someone from leaving because it is designed to provide a home setting for the youngsters. The rules of the house are similar to those in many homes. Disobedient youngsters often have privileges taken away. The punishment varies with the age and personality of the child. Children in the centre range in age from infants to 17 year olds. Determining Factor In this age of specialization, people expect, and indeed demand, advice from those to whom they go for services of all kinds. However, at our funeral home the professional viewpoint is not an arbitrary thing. We consider the essence of service to be a willingness to respect the wishes and desires of those we are to serve. Therefore, while we give our families professional guidance from the initial interview to the final graveside farewell and even afterwards, if we can be of assistance in any way we firmly believe that their wishes are the paramount and determining factor in the funeral arrangements. BOB SALMON s. SALMON 327 ibih STREET SOUTH___________ PHONE 327-2802 Established 1927 FUNERALHOME LTD. ------IETH8RIDGE, ALBERTA Confining a youngster to the home isn't difficult. It is the teenagers that cause the con- finement problems. Ms. Bluekens says some of the youths who have been placed in the centre "really want help but don't know where to get it." It is "hard to reach them in the 10 to 15 days" they reside in the centre, especially those youngsters who are emotionally withdrawn and afraid to trust anybody. Sifton House is designed to be a temporary receiving home for youngsters until they can be placed in foster homes. The youngsters in Sifton House come from all walks of life. Some have lost their parents, others are from broken homes and then there are those who can't get along with their parents. The centre averages about 23 young residents each day, six less than its capacity. Some stay for only a day while others are there for months. The youngsters are required to do regular chores and are given an allowance to spend as they wish in return. "A lot of them don't even have a clue how to do chores and handle the responsibility for the condition of their own rooms" when they are first placed in the home, Ms. Bluekens says. But, "by the time they leave they know how to do chores and take care of themselves." Local ATA plans letter City teachers will have their own news letter following a decision by local Alberta Teacher's Association representatives to sponsor three issues during this school year. Communications officier Murray Coleman suggested the first issue would not be distributed for about two months. The news letter is to intorm teachers about their organization's actions and ac- tivities. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209-2nd Ave. S Phone 327-4121 The number of shoplifting offences in Lethbridge in July tripled in number over June but the number of thefts from cars was one-third what it was in June, says the Lethbridge city police July statistical report. Thirty shoplifting offences were reported in July, compared with 10 in June. Thirty thefts from cars were reported in July compared with 69 in June. Thirty-two assaults were reported in July and 31 in June. The 30 break and enter reports in July were up two from June and theft of goods valued at more than increased from eight to 12 cases. The number of reported thefts under in July was 147 down 37 from June. There were 18 possession of stolen goods cases, down one from June, and 16 cases of fraud, down three from June. Ninety-four other criminal offences were reported in July, down from 123 in June violations were one more than in Six drug reported June. In July city police attended to complaints compared with in June and police took 434 prisoners compared to 495 in June. There were 115 people charged with being drunk in a public place in July compared with 102 in June and 167 people were picked up for being drunk but were not charged, compared with 211 in June. The traffic division reports the number of 24-hour suspensions was 18. down from 44 in June. Three hundred and two speeders were tagged in July compared to 380 in June. Traffic accidents reached a total of 248 in July, up from 220 in June. The number of injuries also increased from 58 to 73. There were 54 hit and runs compared with 44 in June. There were parking violations in July down from 5.428. City accidents up slightly One hundred and twenty- nine traffic accidents were reported in Lethbridge during June, 1974, up 25 from June, 1973, according to the Alberta Safety Council. However, injuries only increased from 56 in June. 1973, to 58 in June, 1974. Lethbridge man holds rifle title A Lethbridge man will be among those defending titles Sunday and Monday when the 9th annual Rifleman's Rodeo is held near Ponoka. Frank Leffingwell took 50 points in the team event last year. The competition this year, sponsored by the Ponoka Fish and Game Association, will be held on a farm six miles south and miles east of Ponoka. Targets in the rifleman's rodeo are life-size reproductions of big-game animals. Competition will run from a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Edmonton was the only Alberta city showing a drop in accidents, deaths and injuries for June, 1974, compared with June. 1973. In June. accidents in Alberta were reported, 518 more than June, 1973. Injuries reached down from 13 a year ago. Deaths are down 2 for a total of 50. Twenty-seven drivers, 16 passengers, four pedestrians, two bicyclists and one motor- cyclist were killed during the month. Total accidents in the first six months have reached 31.106, up 15 per cent from last year. Injuries are down 17 per cent and deaths are also down at 11 per cent from last year. Property damage in June totalled million, up million from June 1973. 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