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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August City Scene Suitcase worth taken A suitcase with about worth of items in it was reported stolen Wednesday from a car parked at a downtown hotel. George Yates from Saskatchewan told Lethbridge city police a small suitcase with a portable radio, an electric shaver, a polaroid camera, some slacks and shirts and cash in it was taken from his car. Academic honors awarded The University of Lethbridge announced the awarding ot 21 scholarships and other honors for academic excellence today. Lorraine Boughten, Lethbridge. won the faculty of educa- tion gold medal and Joseph Chenger of Lethbridge received the Rose Scotter award in the faculty of arts and science. Gold medals were awarded to Mark Lenchucha and Marlene Ponjavic of Lethbridge, Karen Krystoff of Coleman, and Marilyn Potter of Coalhurst were awarded scholarships Jim Stewart of Lethbridge and Christina Bexte of Picture Butte were awarded bursaries. Malcolm Lowings of Lethbridge received a Canadian Sugar Factories award. Petherbridge, Lethbridge, was awarded a gold medal Honored for outstanding achievement in subject work were Linda Eklund, Lethbridge music, John Kloppenborg, Lethbridge humanities, Roger Snow of Hardieville social science and John Dormer of Lethbridge art. Other awards were made to Marcia Swanston. Patricia Tompkms. Patricia O'Connell, Navee Blair, Lynne Lowe and Marilyn Sinclair, all of Lethbridge and Mary Schwindt of Fort Macleod Six tours set at Brooks at horticultural day The Alberta Horticultural Research Center will feature six tours, offered at three different times during the day, when the provincial government facility at Brooks holds its annual field day Friday Tours of fruit plots, vegetable plots, ornamental shnjb plantings, Macleod Farm for forage and commer- Proctor Silex ELECTRIC CAN OPENER Upens cans quickly and easily. White only. One year warranty. SPECIAL 9 88 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN cial production plots, a trickle irrigation demonstration and a general visit of the station will be offered at 10 a.m., p m. and 3 15 p m. Demonstrations by centre staff will also be held three times during the day. The times are a.m., p.m. and 3 p.m. The demonstrations include pruning, budding and grafting on trees, oriental flower arranging, home gardening tips and a question period on diseases, insects weeds. Films on horticultural work will be held at 10-45 a.m. and p.m. Fruist and vegetables grown on the station will be on display in a special tent during the day. Home economists will be available in the tent to answer questions. An official welcome to the station will be held at p.m following a free meal of corn on the cob, vegetable plate, coffee or a cool drink. Free babysitting is available for parents. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. UNROYAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA iM RADIAL 1 Ironclad Guarantee MILES 75% MORE HAZARD 20% MORE CAR CONTROL 12% MORE AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety let our Service Department give you a Safety Check on: BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work it performed by to assure complete safety and satisfaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR CHARGEX KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBRIDGE TABER CALGARY 16213rd AVI. S. 620150th An. 1210 AM. Hi. Ptiow 327-5985 Ptioni 223-3441 276-5344 Whisky Gap railbed may be on skid row By TERRY McDONALD Herald Staff Writer Too soft in spring. Too dangerous to be ploughed in winter. Rails popping out of place in the summer heat. Trams can pass over CP Rail's Raley- Whisky Gap branch line the rest of the time but only at speeds slower than 10 miles per hour. CP trainmen say the 21-mile-long branch line is unsafe. And elevator agents and some farmers fear it soon won't be fit to carry any grain cars at all. Only CP management of- ficials say the branch line is adequate and safe "as long as trains don't exceed 10 miles per hour." The fate of the Raley-Whisky Gap line, which branches south from the CP line to Cardston in the southwest corner of the province, is one of hundreds the federal government is expected to announce this fall. Spokesmen for the save-the-branch-lines movement which is flourishing in the farming community of Magrath, 20 miles west of here, fear the dilapidated condition of the Whisky Gap line and other branch lines across the Prairies will influence the government's decision against their position. They are afraid the government may find it easy to allow abandonment of rail lines that are already neglected and inefficient. And that would force farmers to haul grain much greater distances to elevators. They see this as costly for the farmers and a grave economic threat to hundreds of small com- munities served by branch lines. The save-the-branch-lines movement, head- ed by the Magrath Chamber of Commerce, advocates restoring the branch line network, claiming that with restoration will come economic efficiency and the rural economy will be saved. Martin Lypka, assistant superintendent for CP Rail in Southern Alberta, says the rail company maintains the Whisky Gap and other branch lines just enough to do the job they are needed for to carry trains pulling grain cars. He disagrees line is unsafe and says the Hotel inquiry outcome withheld by officials National parks officials have completed a week-long investigation of a complaint that the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton is over- Americanized. But they are not releasing the results of their investiga- tion until authorized by Indian Affairs and Northern Develop- ment Minister Judd Buchanan. Bill Perks, dean of en- vironmental studies at the University of Calgary, com- plained to the minister that reservations at the national park hotel had to be made through a Montana booking of- fice It is expected Mr. Buchanan will reply to Mr. Perks in a letter soon, as the results of the investigation are on his desk. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Thursday Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 326-0372 2716 12th Ave. South The Calgary academic had said that individual Canadian guests played second fiddle to Lectures on drink Sept. 10 A series of lectures on alcoholism will be held at the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission office, 316 5th St S., beginning Sept 10 at p.m. The lectures will go for four weeks and there will be a different topic every week The topics are: Alcoholism, An Illness and Phases Of Alcoholism, Effects Of Alcohol On The Body And Emotions, Alcoholics Anonymous and Hurdles In Continuing Sobriety The lectures are free and open to the public EXPERIENCED PAINTERS Rtquired immediitely for housfl painting. Phone 328-7005 American tour groups when it came to making reservations He said prospective guests were told to call a Montana booking office at their own ex- pense to make reservations Hotel officials have said it was their policy all along to pay for calls to the Montana office by Canadians One of- ficial said requests by the hotel that guests call Montana themselves must have been mistakes After Mr. Perks' complaint and the resultant publicity, Don Hummel, head of the American chain which operates the hotel, officially authorized the management to pay toll charges to the central booking office in East Glacier, Mont Potts opens Friday at Fort Saturday DINE DANCE THIS WEEK FEATURING THE 4 K's WEST WINDS DINING ROOM to p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations He spills the beans, names the names, tells the truth, blows the whistle and washes the dishes. That's how it's billed Gone With the West, Potts. It's a musical comedy about Jerry Potts, frontiersman, guide to the Northwest Mounted Police and one of Southern Alberta's folk heros Potts opens Friday in Fort Macleod for one night, then moves to Lethbridge's Yates Memorial Centre Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. Staging and direction is by Glen Mundy and choreography is by Vicki Adams. FAMILY DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FAMILY DINING 12 P.M.. 10 P.M. (SPECIAL CHILDREN'S) MENU ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4095 company would never endanger lives of employees by having them drive trains over unsafe track. Several CP employees told The Herald they feel the Whisky Gap line is unsafe "at any speed." "It's not fit for a train to run over said one trainmen. Others echoed his sen- timents." Mr. Lypka admits the roadbed is so soft in the spring that it is temporarily closed each year. Employees, Alberta Wheat Pool agents and area fanners also say the track can't be ploughed in winter because plough trains can't operate properly on the loose, poorly- supported track. In the summer, trainmen say, the track suf- fers from "sun kinks." The kinks occur when hot weather expands the rails "and there is nothing to hold them in place." "So they pop out of place. And it happens suddenly and if it happens when a train is passing over it could put the train on the says an employee who asked not to be named. He narrowly missed an accident when sun kinks popped track on the Whisky Gap line two summers he says. After the incident, the company had the spot repaired but did nothing to other portions of track where sun kinks seemed likely to oc- cur, the employee says. Mr. Lypka says the Whisky Gap line is inspected regularly, as are other lines. He maintains inspection prevents accidents. CP has had no accidents on the Whisky Gap branch because of track being poorly main- tained, he maintains. Fred Miller, the Alberta Wheat Pool agent at Whisky Gap, says the loading track behind his elevators is so unstable he is afraid a car will overturn. He regularly sees cars sway precariously as he moves them on the loading track, he noted. Making his grain loading duties even more difficult are weeds growing so thickly it is dif- ficult to see the track. At several places on his loading track, the rails have sunk lower than ground Mr. Miller says. Languishing on neglected rails Fred Miller, wheat pool agent, says railroad cars sway precariously at Whisky Gap Eight projects approved It was approval day for the Lethbridge Municipal Plann- ing Commission Wednesday. Only eight items were on the agenda, including four development applications, three home occupation applications and one item carried over from the last meeting. McLean Investments was granted permission to erect a five-foot-high fence in front of their property at 648 12th St. S. Peter Herauf will develop Jail ordered A 46-year-old Claresholm man who pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud was sentenced in provincial court Wednesday to six months in jail. Adam Patterson Smith was charged June 6 after a man cashed a-worthless cheque at a Lethbridge stationary store Court was told there was an outstanding warrant for him from Cranbrook on a charge of fraud. A 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to the theft of 24 stereo tapes from a car was given a nine-month suspend- ed sentence. Henry Martin Vanderberg. 1120 13th St. S., was charged after the tapes were reported stolen Tuesday from Bob Hansen's car, park- ed at his residence at 227 15th St. N. PENNER'S PLUMBING Specializing m service W Water Heaters and Baser' plumbing 1209-2nd Aye. S. Phone 327-4121 an accounting business in his home. Canada Winter Games was granted permission to es- tablish temporary offices at 1804 3rd Ave. S. Fred and Irene Itveldt will be permitted to build a two- storey single-family residence at 14 Loyola Place. The building plan went to MPC because the height exceeds 18 feet. Lethbridge Custodian Ser- vice will be allowed to es- tablish a home phone and of- fice for a janitorial service. Allan Durocher received permission to establish an of- fice in his home for a freelance photographer's business. Tony's Dry wall was per- mitted to move a home office to 619 20th St S. from 410 5th Ave. S. George Money and Son Ltd. were granted permission to build a prefabricated warehouse at 3320 3rd Ave. S. CLOSED UNTIL SEPT. 9th Phone for Appointment Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK BLACK DENTAL LAB PHONE 327-2822 STUDIO ART GALLERY ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINCE 1958 710 5 AVE S tETHBBIQCE-AlTA HEINO DEEKEN Manager BE SURE TO VISIT THE "FLOWERS CANADA DISPLAY All This Weak at Centre Village Mall FRAME'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th Street S. Phone 327-2666 Jerry L Zezulka A.A.C.I. Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute Real Estate Appra'ser Consultant Market Value Valuation Day Value Estate Settlement Fire Insurance Mortgage Feasibility Studies Rental Analytia RELIANCE AGENCIES 822 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-9216 IN THE OLD TRADITION OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY Svcn ErickcserVeS family restaurant COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTINGS INSERT COUPLERS LINE TEES LINE ELBOWS THREADED ADAPTERS Available at II INS ll INSERT TEES OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236 36 St. North Plume 327-1571 or contact the "OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. ;