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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta CHRISTMAS HOCKEY SPECIAL CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS VANCOUVER CANUCKS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26th Return Air Faro, Accommodation1, Admission Only For reservations and information contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centre Village Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Lethbtickje Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, December 1, 1970 PAGES 9 TO 20 PLANNING A PARTY? SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE (Special Prices on Bulk Orders} ERICKSEN'S 202, 3rd s. Ph. 328-8161 ,705 WMi Drivo pn 328-7751 FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION IT ISNT Shannon Watson, 22 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Watson, of Lethbridge decided visiting friends at 2501 Scenic Drive wasn't the sort of thing a young man could do without leaving a memento. So he piled up cakes of snow left from city snowplowing operations, to build his friends a snow fort. No doubt to protect them from snowballs? Danger: lake ice unsafe City police are warning par- ents to keep their children off the ice at Henderson Lake. The Ice is thin and extremely dan- gerous. The city parks and recrea- tion department has been test- ing the ice at intervals but it is only a little more than an inch thick along the shoreline and at the middle of the lake the ice is paper thin in some places. Bill Brown, superintendent of the parks and recreation de- partment, said there are sev- eral factors which determine COMPLETE CARPET AND liNOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. PH. 327-5454 how fast and to what thickness the ice will freeze. Chinooks will cause ice to melt rapidly on the surface. Six inches of snowfall will act as an insulator and in some in- stances where the water is deep, the snow will keen the ice thin all year unless it can be scraped of f. Another factor of course is the temperature. We need a good cold spell to freeze the ice through to sup- port the weight of a person. The parks and recreation de- partment will keep checking the ice and advise the police when it is safe for winter rec- reation. Blood Indian election invalidation sought An appeal has been made to the department of Indian affairs asking that the recent Blood tribal council elections b.e ruled invalid because two candidate names were omit- ted from the lists. IDEAL, CONVENIENT AND APPRECIATED Available in BULK ORDERS For SMALL or LARGE Parties! Now Available In Any Quantity! DELICIOUS ALBERTA ROAST BEEF-ON-A-BUN DELIVERED HOT1 WB recommend your taking advantage of EXTRA SAVINGS by also ordering the following in bulk: SALADS PARKERHOUSE ROLLS From our PASTRY DEPARTMENT DELICIOUS FRENCH CRUSTY BREAD AND ROILS MINCE TARTS CHRISTMAS COOKIES TOP QUALITY DARK AND LIGHT FRUIT CAKES sen s 2021 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE 328-7751 Ed Fox, band manager, said this morning two names were left off tlie lists for the Nov. 19 election which saw the re-elec- tion of Jim Shot Both Sides as chief and the naming of 12 councillors. Those making the appeal, Maxwell Wadsworth and Ches- ter Bruised Head, have asked Ottawa to have the election run over again. The council elections are held under the jurisdiction of Otta- wa and are not valid until des- ignated so by the federal de- partment. Council votes to close section 4th avenue controversy settled By HERB JOHNSON City Hall Reporter Amid veiled hints of libellous statements against the city's aldermen and a last ditch appeal from Glcndale area residents, city council last night voted to close 4th Ave. S. Some technical procedures I still have to lie performed by the city solicitor and the clos- ure will not take effect im- mediately. The closure, according to the bylaw as it was amended at the meeting, was for the pur- pose of "selling, leasing or holding" of the street. No commitment was made on council's part to close the thoroughfare for any particular development. In keeping with previous meetings on the topic of clos- ing the avenue and considering a proposed hotel complex in Shoppers' World, the meeting was the occasion for some emotion laden speeches. Dr. Bob Kasting, speaking for the Gleudale committee for the non closure of 4th Ave.. reiterated his plea that council "not be a part of this com- mercial venture." He termed the leasing or selling of a city street to a private developer become part of a park, but not for the profit of a private de- veloper. Later hi the meeting Aid. Vaughan Hembroff. took strong exception to an advertisement placed in Monday's Herald by "citizens of Glcndale area against closure of 4th Avenue South." The ad was, he said, an in- sult to himself and members of council. He singled out one particular sentence, which he of the highest question irresponsibility order." In response to from Alderman Rex Little, Dr. Kasting he would support closing the avenue if it were to First reading 011 zoning amendment An amendment to the city's zoning bylaw allowing multi- 'amily dwellings in some com- mercial zones passed first reading at Monday's meeting of city council. The amendment, was the re- sult of a request by Schwartz Agencies Ltd. for permission to iuild a combination commer- cial building apartment block on 13th St. just north of the Centre Village Mall. The amendment, if it goes through second and third read- ings, will allow similar devel- opments in three of the eight commercial zones. The multi-family units are to be built only in connection with uses already permitted under the bylaw, such as offices or retail outlets. The proposed amendment also restricts them from being on the ground floor and limits the building height to a maximum of three storeys. Rezoning rejected City council Monday turned down a request from N. B. Peat and Co. for rezoning of a lot in the Scenic Heights sub- division to allow a multi-family dwelling. The area adjoining Scenic Drive is zoned for such devel- opment, but the lots across the road into the subdivision have been set aside for single family Special session on fire bylaw A special meeting of city council is to be held in Jan- uary to consider the city's pro- posed new fire bylaw. The inchrthick document was handed out to aldermen at Monday's meeting of council. Budget motion is defeated A motion by Alderman Vera B'erguson that the city man- ager be instructed to prepare a budget for 1971 that presents alternatives and that one bud- get should be prepared on not more than 24 mills was defeat- ed by city council Monday. There was no discussion on the motion, which was support- ed by Aid. Vaughan Hembroff ,nd Rex Little. Aid. Ferguson was not pres- ent at the meeting, but Mayor Andy Anderson assured coun- cil it was her wish to have the motion considered. In her written motion Aid. Ferguson noted the city's bond- ed debt has risen almost 15 per cent in the past five years, in contrast to a population in- crease of only 7.5 per cent, and now stands at per capita. She called for careful assess- ment of capital expenditures and an end to automatic tax in- creases. The municipal mill rate in 1970 is 25.9, out of a total mill rate of. 68.4. The tribe had 11 candidates f for chief and 101 for council. urals- Council recently rejected a request that some of these lots be split into smaller ones and at the same time reiterated its original intention that they be reserved for "high quality sin- gle family residences." Council also approved a rec- ommendation from Tom Nut- ting, city manager, that storm sewers costing be install- ed to collect run-off from the roofs and parking lots of the About members of the Blood Indians were eligi- ble to vote. Mr. Fox said the lists of nominees were posted two weeks before the election. Mr. Wadsworth and Mr. Bruised Head wished to run for council positions. HARMFUL INSECT In the United States alone, termites annually cause more than million worth of prop- erty damage. apartment blocks being adjoining Scenic Drive. built Be Sure To Attend the I.O.D.E. CHRYSANTHEMUM TEA and CHRISTMAS SHOW Wednesday, Dec. 2 TO P.M. FRACHE'S GREENHOUSES DOOR PRIZES FLORAL DEMONSTRATIONS FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th ST. S. PHONE 327-5747 At the suggestion man Jim Anderson, of Alder- it was de- cided to ask for representations from the public regarding the bylaw. Tom Nutting, city manager, indicated a synopsis of the ma- jor changes included in the by- law would be prepared for those persons Interested in making submissions to council. As it stands at the present time, the bylaw would mean the adoption of the national fire code. Included are a ban on any open fires without a permit and severe restrictions on the sale and setting off of fireworks. Ted Lawrence, engineering director, has recommended that if the city adopts the "no- burning bylaw" it be instituted in the winter when there is less garbage, such as grass clip- pings and garden refuse. Youth's condition is A 15-year-old Lethbridge boy is in fair condition in hospital in Lethbridge following a car- motorcycle collision on 18th St. and 10th Ave. S. Monday morn- ing. The youth received a broken left arm and head injuries in the collision. City, police are not releasing any names at this time. Damage in the accident amounted to 5350. 1970 building permits approach iniUion mark For the second consecutive month major building projects have pushed the building per- mit total for the city over the million mark. A million permit for the city's secondary sewage treat- ment plant was the main con- tributor to the November total of In October a million per- mit for work on the University of Lethbridge campus helped bring permit values to almost 58% million. The total to date this year now stands at which is more than the figure for all of last year. The 1969 total stood at less than million and was exceeded in October this year. Apartment block construc- tion, including two of 30 siu'tes and 32 suites, contributed 000 to the November figures. Duplexes, most of them low- cost experimental units being built by Engineered Homes Ltd. and Nu-Mode Homes Ltd., were responsible for in permits. A total of 18 single-family houses were started, contribut- ing Capital budget Lethbridge's 1971-1975 capital budget was distributed to members of city council at Monday's meeting. No discusion on the budget took place. It was referred for consideration to the budget committee, which consists of all members of council. BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL PENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 Throw a Little Light On The Subject Your Christmas Pictures will bo very much beller by using on efficient flash units from our large selection. ELECTRONIC UNITS COMPACTI INEXPENSIVE TO OPERATE! 39.95 22.50 22.95 REGUtA. From KAKQ, From SUNPAK. From BULB-TYPE FLASH UNITS TILT-A.MITE by Honeywell CUBE FLASH by Konica ZEISS IKON IKOBLITZ 6 DON'T FORGET! We also hove a wide variety of Movie Lights suitable for every need. Priced from...... 19.95 THIS WEEK'S PHOTO INFORMATION: Now's the time 1o let us give your camera flash and batteries a complete free check to avoid disappointment Christmas morning! McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S., lethbridge CALL 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY Also Operating Watcrton Pharmacy Located in Waterloii Lakes Nalional Park read and commented tliat he would "not accept such an ac- cusation." The sentence reads, "We, therefore fail to understand why any member of City Coun- cil could possibly Ire in favor of such a closure unless some former commitment was made." Replying to a query from Aid. C. W. Chiehester as to whether he was saying the sen- tence was libellous, Aid. Hem- broff said he would leave the aldermen to draw their Own conclusions. Council, in passing the bylaw to close the avenue between Mayor Magrath Drive and 23rd St., did not necessarily do so for the purpose of providing parking area for Shoppers' World. Aid. Jim Anderson, Rex Lit- tle and Vaughan Hembroff all stated the view that it should be closed strictly for traffic reasons. Aid. Little said it was the opinion of the city's traffic consultants that access to Mayor Magrath Drive be Unutcd. Aid. Steve Kotch questioned John Hammond, city solicitor, to make sure the bylaw made no reference to the Shoppers' World development. Developer Art Batty, schedul- ed to make a presentation at the meeting, did not attend. A special meeting of council has been called at the request of Mayor Andy Anderson for 8 p.m. today to allow Mr. Baltt to present a revised project plan. The vote on the controversial issue, which has seen one pub- lic hearing and several delega- tions to council, was unani- mous. Aldermen Joe Balla and Vera Ferguson were absent. First tvest side fire doused An historic and fortunate- ly relatively minor fire was put out early Sunday morning on the West Lethbridge campus of the University of Lethbridge. The fire marked the first time city firemen have been called upon to fight a blaze in the newly-annexed western part of Lelhbridge. Only about in damage was caused by the fire, report- ed by fire phone at a.m. Sunday by a university watch- man. It was on the fifth floor of the U of L building, and started when a tarpaulin was blown by the wind into a pro- pane heater. The fire was contained in wooden forms supporting ce- ment columns, and firemen were f o r c e d to cliitib incom- plete stairways and ladders to reach it. Two pumper trucks were sent to the scene and the fire was put out shortly after their arrival. Firemen could see a column of smoke pouring from the building from the eastern side of the river as they drove over. Chamber meet on Wednesday R. S. Comstock, development officer for the University of Lethbridge will be the featured speaker at the regular meeting of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, to be held Wednes- day p.m. at the El Rancho Motor Hotel. Mr. Comstock's talk will per- tain to works and development of the university site. Cold will stay Below zero temperatures and intermittent snow are expected to characterize the Lelhbridge weather scene for the next few days. With the arrival of a cold arctic high pressure system last night, the mercury dropped to eight degrees below zero and about three tenths of an inch of snow fell on the city. Today's high temperature should be near five above, dropping to about 10 degrees below zero overnight. Winds should be light. Monday's high and low temperature were 26 above and zero. The forecast temperatures for Wednesday are zero and 10 below. R. AKROYD LTD PLUMBING-HEATING and GASFITTING 2634 21st Ave. S. For New and Alterations Phone 328-2106 FREE ESTIMATES The Clean Economical Convenient Fuel Manufactured from wood fibres, evenly __ compressed to 4 times the density of natural wood Free from dirt, pilch and slivers Assures sparkless long burning constant even heat. Per Carton Containing 6 Logs Kindling wood will be supplied free of charge with each order of Presto logs if required. ;