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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 IE1HBRIDGE HERALD Monday, August 31, 1970 Transit System Discussion Tonight The city's transit system will the mam Item on the agenda of the city council finance com- mittee meeting tonight. Charges by Northern Bus Lines of Lethbridge that the transit system was encroaching on its charter service business were referred to the finance committee at last week's meet- ing of council. A report by Tom Nutting, city manager, was tabled at that time answering the North- ern charges. In it he stated the city has not been cutting prices to compete with Northern for charter business. Evening Courses At ICC More than 100 general inter- est evening courses will be of- fered this faU by the Leth- Alderman V e r a Ferguson said at the meeting it was time for council to decide on a def' inite policy for the transit sys- tem. Should it, she said, be a public service or a profit mak- ing venture. Tabled June 15 was a com- plete report on the transit sys- tem operation by Oli Erdos, utilities director. Prepared at the request Aid. Steve Kotch, president of Northern Bus Lines, the report is tabled pending the obtaining of legal advice by Aid. Kotch. Mr. Nutting has also prepar- ed a report on the tfansit sys- tem's school bus operation. Representatives of the city school systems will be present at tonight's meeting and it is possible the report will be made public at that time. Mr. Kotch, who has a con- tract with the city to provide part of the school bus service, has said purchase of another bus by the city or school bcfird would likely result in a serious loss of business for his com- pany. His contract with the city may be cancelled at any time. During the last three months of the school year this spring Northern earned an average of Attend Meetings Tuitions are nominal, rang- operations. ing from to and in most cases the courses are held fr'om 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., one night a week. i CJ "Our objective is to give people in the community train- ing operations in all areas, and to make learning said Dale Heyland, acting direc- tor of LCC's school of continuing education, which arranges the courses. "People can learn to do things they've always wanted to know how to have several interesting evenings of recreation while they're at it." Buses are being arranged for the courses, but times have not yet been finalized. This year the courses offer- ed have bean broken into sev- eral basic categories, including h a n d i crafts, business eluca- tion, agriculture, technical-vo- cational and language training. Each course must have an enrolment of at least 10 people before it can be given, and in- Jtrudion is from LCC faculty members and also in spe- cialized courses, from experts who work in the field. Therfe are no pre-requisites TOBACCO PlANT5-Me! Johnston, associate district agriculturalist for the Lethbridge area, examines a plot of tobacco plants being tested at the Brooks Horticultural Station. According to officials at the station, the prospect of growing tobacco in Alberta is not at all far-fetched, the only real problem being adequate wind protection. The tobacco plant ripens from the bottom up, so a grower could get five crops a year as the ripening progresses up the main plant stalk. First Decline In 10 Years Lumber Sales Show Drop Four Lethbridge Research Station scientists are attending meetings in Tucson, Arizona, and another is slated to give a report at a Washington, D.C. meeting. Dr. D. C. MacKay and Dr. J. D. Bole are attending the Soil Science Society of America meetings and Dr. M. N. Grant and Dr. S. Freyman are attend- ing the American Society of Agronomy meetings in Tucson. They are to visit the Salinity Laboratory at Riverside, Calif and return to Lethbridge the first week of September. Dr. W. A. Nelson is to report on parasitology research at the Research Station Lumber sales in Lethbridge tin's year have declined at sev- eral yards for the first time in 10 years. While most retail dealers say their sales are down about 10 per cent compared with last year they also say business in Lethbridge is better than in most places in Canada. Managers of most of the city's lumber yards say they are not alarmed at the slight slump in Lethbridge this year, and most are optimistic of bet- ter days to come. "Calgary and Edmonton are way one manager said. "Lethbridge is not bad at all. There's nothing to cry about yet. Saskatchewan is real bad. Sales of all building materials throughout our company are down sharply but in Lethbridge we're only down slightly." "Business hasn't been as ex- citing this another man- ager said. "Our home sales out of the Lethbridge yard are down about 50 per cent but our walk-in traffic has increased resulting in a net sales loss of about 10 per cent this year. It's the first time in a number of years that we've recorded a drop in sales. "Home construction is down considerably. Farm homes and farm buildings are way off this year. If the farmers could sell [heir grain the lumber business would be better here. "Farmers have been diversi- fying this year and going into cash crops. This should help us. I look for a good fall and a good start next year. I'm op- timistic." Only one dealer in bridge painted a rosier picture. "Our sales are up quite a bit this he said. "Building here is possibly better than any place in Canada. "Rural trade, however, is off. Tight money, the unavailability of Central Mortgage and Hous- ing Corporation mortgages in Lethbridge, is being felt. The "overnment has to release some money for housing. "The over-all lumber busi- ness picture is not good but at the Second International Congress of Parasitology i n for general interest courses, and no examinations. _ Advertisements containin Washington, D.C. Sept. 6-14. the full schedule will appear in The Herald next week, and fur ther information is availabl, (rom Mr. Heyland's office. Several new programs ar being offered this year, includ ing meat buying and prepara Bon; care and servicing motor bikes, motor Uke safety; automotives for the w o u 1 d-he repairman; motor toboggan care, service and aafety; how to buy building materials for do-it-yourself car A hairstylfflg course for women; several agricultural nutrition courses; bookkeep- ing; other business courses; a special course in income tax; homecrafts such as sewing anc knitting. The college will also offer courses in drama and in cho- ral singing, and present a se- ries called "A Study of The World" with slides and lectures from a number of world travel- lers. A "Housewives' Special" will offer special studies in floor care and maintenance, carpet care and maintenance, clean- ing and sanitation of washroom Kd food areas and information concerning what various brand-name products win do won't do. Other courses include social dancing, golf, fly-tying, crea- tive writing, photography, cer- amics, cooking for men. fi- nance, carpentry (including a father and son per- sonality and charm courses, human relations, typing, short- hand and others. Language courses include ba- sic and advanced English, French, Spanish and Japanese. Welding, electronics, drafting power engineering arc among the technical-vocational courses. Park Plaza Casli Register Stolen Sunday Thieves entered the Park Plaza Motor-Hotel nbout 2 a.m. Sunday and carried off the cash register and the in it. The night clerk, David Vair, discovered the theft. A fisherman, Gordon Scrog- gie, of Lethbridge, found the cash register in Henderson Lake Sunday, minus the money. Police are investigating. LAMR Meeting September 10 The annual meeting of Association for the Mentally Retarded will be held 3ept. 10 at 6.30 p.m. in the Plaza Hotel. Guest speaker for the occa- ion will be Dr. D. F. McPher- on. The financial report of the Dorothy Gooder School and the ssociation, along with commit- x reports will be circulated at 10 meeting, with a review of 10 association's activities for ic past year given by presi- ent Mrs. Joyce Dunlop. Aubrey Teal, provincial exec- live will be on hand install the new officers for 970. Tickets for tile dinner may e obtained from trie Dorothy ooder School at 327-2911. we're doing okay in Lethbridge. Another dealer said Leth- bridge lumber yards are for- tunate with the building here. "While all building material sales are generally he said, "our masonry sales are as good or better than in the past. Sales are down about 10 per cent. That's nothing alarm- ing." Another dealer said there was a depressed market the first of the year and a lot of mills were trying to get rid of their lumber. It was a buyer's market, he said. However, in the last three weeks the mar- ket has been strengthening. Some mills have shut down now because of union problems and production has ceased. Threatened strikes could have a serious effect on the lumber, industry if carried out. "A lot of housebuilders not doing much this a dealer said. "Where last year they would build 10 to 12 houses, this year they are only building one or two. "The large amount of apart- m e n t building construction doesn't mean much to lumbei yards. What we need is house- building and that's what we're all wailing for. An increascc supply of. mortgage money and a lowering of the qualifying re- quirements would certainly help us a lot." The Ontario Lumber Manu- facturer's Association was told recently that lumber sales in Ontario have reached their lowest point since 1950. Tire as- sociation's president said gov- ernment support, such as a bonus for winter construction, an immediate reduction in mortgage interest rate? and re- moval of the federal sales tax, would help the industry and Cafeteria Planned For University Plans have been finalized by the University of Lethbridge for a two-level cafe- teria on its West Lethbridgc campus. The cafeteria woulc people an accommodate hour. Dwight Jensen, U of L hous- ing director is responsible for planning lafeteria, and furnishing the which he says will likely be the only full-fledged dining establishment on the west side of the Oldman River 'or several years. The cafeteria is designed to feed the lex is provided direct eleva- or access to all floors. LCC Adult Classes Start September 2 might be needed to bring sales jack up. JILTED AGAIN Playground Jungle bars in a 23rd St. N. park, which for the past two months has been a hive of activity for vacationing children, were bereft last week when most of Lethbridge's elementary and high school students started the 1970-71 school term. The bars' constant companion will probably be snow. Sigh. Draft Of Recreation Survey Likely Ready For Tuesday RED CROSS BLOOD DONORS CLINIC Soumminsfer Church Hall SEPT. 1-2-3 Tues. p.m. Wed., 1 3 and 6 9 p.m. Thurs., a.m. and 6- 9 p.m. QUOTA 900 PINTS Neorly 100 persons drop out each clinic due to ill health, moving or death therefore new donors are constantly needed. A fitst draft of the study on recreation in the riverbottom area in Lethbridge should be ready by the previously set target date of Sept. 1, Neil Andrew, the parks and recrea- tion department consultant in charge of the project, said Fri- day. He emphasized that final ap- proval of all projects contained in Uic study would come through city council, which should be presented with the plan in finished form within the next two months. After analysis by the parks i and recreation department, the Oldman River Regional Plan- ning Commission and city di- rectors, the first draft will be referred back to Mr. Andrew for consideration. It will Ihon bo presented to council for study. Mr. Andrew said there was I port. some concern that the fina plan be a practical one and he was trying to ensure that il would be. At present his work is in a transitional phase, with site evaluation and statistical re- search work now ready for in- tegration into the first draft ol the report, he said. A major concern in making Grass Fire The city's fire department was called upon to extinguish a small grass fire near the University of Lethbridge west- side site at 11 p.m. Saturday. There was no damage, ex- cept to the terrain, officials re- the plan practical, were two concepts he said, with the technical terms "use capabil- ity" and "use suitability." The first refers to the inher- ent features of the site ynd the uses to which it might pos- sibly be put. The second takes into consideration other factors that might effect the practical implementation of plans for the site. Mr. Andrew said he had received excellent co-operation from everyone during the study and that he was confi- dent it would achieve optimum development of the river valley and surrounding ai'ea. Included in the study arc plans for a trail ride, part of which will go through the Blood Reserve, a nature preserve in the rivctbottom and an area to be set aside for motorbike trail ridins and hill-climbing. LDS Girls Attend Conference Carol Erickson, M a r c i a Focks, Ramona Lee Johnson Sandy Steed and Gladys Hill all of Lethbridge, were sched uled to return home today from Provo, Utah, where the firs Laurel conference was held las week. The conference, was attendet by 16- and 17-year-old members of the Young Women's Mutua Impr o v e m e n t Association (YWMIA) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. Aide from formulating number of resolutions on pres- ent day political and moral problems, the girls who attended heard President Harold Lee of the church's First Presidency givfi .counsel on the role of women in marri- IRENE'S TUCK SHOP Specializing In HOME MADE CANDY Cashew togs Brazil Logs lady Caramels Coco Rock Peanut Rock Marshmal- lows Peanut Brittle Can- died Peanuts Butterscotch Fudge Sea Foam Candy Turkish Delight. 1101 4th Ave. S. Lethbridge Community Co! ege high school programs fo dults start Sept. 2 and 3 (hi ear, with all courses hel wiee weekly from 7 p.m. to 9 ,m. Grade 10 and 11 courses of ered include Biology 20, Tues ay and Thursday; Chemistry 20, Monday and Wednesday English 120, Tuesday ant Thursday; French 120 Monday and Wednesday; Mathematics 110 and 120 Monday and Wed- nesday; and Physics 120, Tues- day and Thursday. Tuition is per course. Grade 12 courses designed for students aiming at matricu- lation, include Biology 130, Monday and Wednesday: Chemistry 130, Tuesday and Thursday; French 130, Tues- day and Thursday; English 130, Tuesday and Thursday; Mathe- matics 130, Monday and Wed- nesday; Mathematics 131, Tuesday and Thursday; Phys- ics 130, Monday and Wednes- day; and Social Studies 130, Monday and Wednesday. Tuition is per course for these as well. Courses numbered 110 are equivalent to Grade 10; those numbered 120 are equivalent to Grade 11; those numbered 130 are equivalent to Grade 12. The Grade 12 courses may be used for general program credits, and students wishing ie 30-Ievel matriculation cred- its will be required to write the Alberta government depart- mental examinations. In addition, the college Is of- ering a special .adult up-grad- ng program, for adults lacking ligh school education who wish to persue further studies. These include Basic English, Tuesday and Thursday; Mathe- matics 80, Monday and Wed- nesday; English 80, Tuesday and Thursday; and Science 80, Monday and Wednesday. Tuition for these is per course, books included, and they are held evenings from 1 p.m. to 9 starting Sept. 29, ending Dec. 10. Adult privileges will be ex- tended for all die above courses for eveiyone over 18 years of age, which allows most adults to start high school courses without ever having received a Grade 9 graduation certificate. Further information is avail- able from the LCC school of continuing education, at 327- 2141. City buses will be running to the campus from the downtown area for people needing trans- portation, although times have not yet been finalized. City Youth Breaks Leg A 15 year old Lethbridge youth, Brace Wayne Brooks of 320 12th St. A Kf., is in satis- isctary condition in Lethbridge Municipal Hospital with a brok- en leg after the motorcycle he was operating was in collision with a car Sunday afternoon. Driver of the car was Roy Kemp of 319 19th St. N. The accident occured on the h Ave. N. approach. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 ;