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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SOUTHERN ALBERTA GOLFERS HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY co-hoJIl Arl Williomt end Moe Wolen, Pro. Departing Calgary Jan. 23 Return Feb. 6, 1973 For booblngi ond further contar.1: ART WIUIAMS TRAVEL CfNTRE VILLAGE MALI PHONE 323-3201 The LetWmdge Herald SECOND SECTION Ltthfori'Jge, Albtrla, Friday, December 1, i'J72 S 17 TO 28 WhaKi New On The South Alberto Farm and Rurat Scene? FIND OUT IN THE HERALD'S NEXT "CHINOOK" INCLUDED WITH THE TUESDAY, DEC. 12, ISSUE OF THE LETKBRIDGE HERALD South Alm'i Latseit Circulolion Weekend promises misery Its going U> be cold this week- end. Not cold enough to freeze everything in sight, but just a gentle that winter is upon us. The Arctic air which blanket- ed the northern part of the; province has BOW firmly es-1 tablished itself over Southern: Alberta, and Ls claimed up} against the Koekies. i The forecast is for snow to-; night and Saturday, with a low of 10 degrees tonight. High Sat-! urday will be 16 degrees. The system is expected to dump about three inches of snow over Le'.hbridge during the weekend. For the next sev- eral days, at least, the weath- er situation will remain stable cold. Elsewhere. Alberta experi- enced an 82-degree tempera- ture spread early today while Saskatchewan and Manitoba started to shiver under a cold front moving eastward after leaving up to six inches of snow in parts of Alberta. Tbe Edmonton weather of- Foo'xer Lake in Thefts blamed on 'easy' mail boxes EASY PREY this mail box pickings for thieves, soys chief. Anderson not impressed Schmidt takes cautious stance By LARf'.y BENNKTT Herald Staff UrH'-r TMJ ci'.y ha, been hi', by a rash of mail theft; v.ii-f'h has been encouraged by in adequate mail boxes, says the ijet'ribridge chief of police. "Many city mailboxes ire adequately fastened to a sup- portive base and may be very easily tipped over, making the contents very easy to Police Chief Rajph Michelson told The Herald. The chief's comments foUov; what be described as a month rash of mail thefis.'' "V.'e first became aware of a mail theft problem when many persons who were summonsed k> court for non-payment of vol- untary tickets pretested and said they had already mailed in the required fine, the police told The Herald. Another police official said 1 was impossible to tell the ex- j lent of the theft problem a-, this I time, or (he amount of mosey that had been stolen. [vehicle. No rcen'.ion was made i to assure rnai! get to where concemi.ig the mail. ADVICE To help cut-down on the car- rent mail problem Chief Michels'jn advises all city resi- dents to rxjit rnaJl containing money from the post office, ra- ther than depositing it in a local drrr box. "L'sing the post office rather than a drop box is tbe only il is etal." said the Chi'J. lit lasted a few of tv- ir.ade- rjuate mailboxes are I'yjated at the interjections of A', e arid i'Xii N'.. 2'r.h St. and 22nd Ave. S., and 14tii Ave. and Henderson Lake Bivd. The maximum sentence for a penxjn of nail theft can a jail term of up to 1'J vears. it centres had re-cord low temper- Thursdsv for his cautious mid- Sceal-nng on the topic: Is So- atures Fort Chinewvn drop- acoroach to mil- cial Credit Dead? ne said im- ped to 32 below and Fort Me- fe. 'less the party change- Murray dropped to 54 below. Schmidt. 40, vice-presi- Tne previous for the date of lyetrih-ridge Community were 31 below arid 32 below re- Coiiese. spent considerable spectively, both recorded in. at a Southern Aiberta Gxmri! of Public Affairs lunch- that was new, of the snowfall in Al-; K1U declining to connrje-t on a computerized berta was in the central Issues, explaining of the proviiice but the storm that iTirj-v answers centre was expected to expand later today. Between three and I Ebt inches'of snow were antiei-' Anderson fSC-Leth- pated in southern regions. The commented later -ICJiief praises JL local commission north was expected to remain mostly clear' and cold with temperatures tonight between 25 and 35 degrees below zero. Lows in other pans were to oe between 15 below and five above. Air, rail aid tion was on schedule in Cen- tral despite the snow and in the cities, notably Ed- monton there was the usual flurry of minor traffic cidents. dead we'need new leader- ship, new ideas and new dyna- mism." Asked what be had to offer he proposed arrangement whereby voters could telephone j in their ooiniors to government w difficult problems on public issues. Len Halinrast, former Socreo wf-lfare minister, asked whe- ther Mr. Schmidt would ran in a by-election to get a seat in 'legislature if he were tue eavv 01 .-vius-ui HW-'S: WISMS! Mph "I wasn't overly impressed thev'd him to pieces in caucus.'' After fetcrinj to Schmidt speai: for half an hour, Aid. Vera asied how Mr. the Conservative provincial governrr.ent. Mr. Schmidt replied that in The Lethbridee police com- mission is working so well it is; pie on tie police i tbe envv of other Alberta cities, i Police Chief Ralph much as E5 in them other voluntary payment tickets can go as high as S20, there is a 3o: of money in the mail in ticket payments said a police detective. In the past three-month per- iod the police have investigated several instances of mail being discovered hidden in garbage cans, or just left laying on the street. "One packet of mail discov- ith the abolishment oi lay peo-. by "a police constable coa- He sad tained several hundred dollars said the Chief. Juvenile Chase fugitive in detention A Lethbridge juvenile has been seat to Calgary for detention after" he pleaded guilty in juvenile court Thursday to a charge of theft of a motor vehicle. Tne charge against the juvenile was laid after a high-speed auto chase in the city early Thursday morn- ing which ended when the pursued car collided with a tree. Police say the chase started when a patrol con- stable sf w a car which fit (he description of one reported stolen earlier in the day and attempted to stop it. Tne car in question, a small foreign car, swerved around the police car and the chase began. Tne police say the chase lasted for about 20 min- tfes thrcragn streets, lanes and even a back yard c! a borne near the intersection of 13th St. and 8th A Ave. S. Toe pursued vehicle was finally stopped at a rof.t! block consisting o! a privately-owned vehicle at the in- tersection of 7th Ave. and 12th St. S. In trying to avoid hitting the car the pur- sued car hit a tree. The driver was no: injurc-d the car was extensively damaged. During the chase head-on collisions between tiK pur- sued car and two of three police cars were r.arrcv.viy averted, polk-e say. He Mid part of the "new ap- Local Socreds "i Alex Johnson appointed to provincial committee LEROY'S PIUMBING GASF1TTING SERVICE WORK HEW INSTAUATIONS PHONE 328-8403 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAl MECHANIC Sthwarti Bldg. 222 5ih St. S. do PHARMACY FACTS FROM 0. C. STUBBS Rec-er.tiy, we've hid U> re- fuse to refill sorr.e prc-scrip- (rinds ar.d castomers have brought to us. White we certauv their coming to ui. we are .controlled by the [fact that many (the prescrir'tioni your doctor writes require his author- izaix.n eich Lime we refill them for you. Ofttr. the slates on try: prevjrjp'.ion trie number of repeats that you rnay have. These and lav.s are in effect for your protection and good health. V.'e deefvly apfjre- ciate your bringing your pre- scriptior.1; to us, but v.e have to take both ar.d caution with the refilling of them. I'harrnacy is tbe place where your trade is alv.ays ap- preciated. Kere at Vtf> Oth Ave. yo-jr doctor's ffre-scription is filled for you ju.st as fast as careful dispensing v.ill allow. Open daily a.m. to p.m. Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to p.m. AleT lohrston of ly-t'nbridee through has appointed to the pro- vincUl 'nistor.c sites aa-asor; t committee, Horr. SchrrJd, min- j-ne Lter of culture, youth arxi rec- makes reation, has announc-ed. Johnston, president of the Lethbridge branch of the Historical Society of Alberta and past president of the Historical Society of .-Jioer.a. was ap- pointed for a three-year term. A range ecologlst with the Research Station. Johnston sairi Tnursday morning that Alberta is iosir g a lot of historic s highway and other intimated e advisor.' committee recommendatioriS to lent in- yberia be a'oolished. aldermen act as the. TOlving mEii believed to have "We have a good commission watchdog and the lay people stolen occ'jrred early and a good sys'tem here." said temper the political situation. Thursday morning when city meet aV the chief. "We have good com- LOCAL TOUCII .10 a. a damn package all trom the Bam: o: a capable city He felt tbe "local toucn" is m 13ih St N._ very necessarv on a c-omrcai-, addressed several local resi- has its problems tnar dents, m a car that had been in- Calga... has j situation, he saio, vrnereas jn a cha5e. Edmonton is not aware strictly situatiODS and] o{ a mowr could not deal with them as ef-: fee lively. j OUT OF HAND Local lawyer L. D. MacLean. with political don't see how a policeman Caleary can investigate a bank robberv with all the criticisms. government on applications for hiuhway markers, Mstoric torney-general. of TT nrr-r1f4 He can correct markers and establishment parks in Alberta. It meets four to five times year iri Edmonton. The com- of the provincial commis- miltee now has representation The pou'ce commUsioa in from throughout Alberta. Mr. Johnston's appointment -m present form. v.-as welcomed by the Travel "The police com- and Convention Association of "Mavbe thev should situation i5 at Oxbridge situation what brought about the forma- Gulf station i j closes Trie Lethbridge West Provin- cial Social Credit Associa- tion annual meeting is 8 p.m. Morxiay in room one of the Chic Ice Centre. Ken PurT.is, association pres- ident, said the adgenda includes electing a new executive picking and 25 delegates to the provincial leadership conven- tion at Edmonton Feb. 1 to 3. Onlv members holding mem- bership in the association for at least a week may vo'.e at the annual meeting, he said. i Commercial Gulf on Calgary may as well not exUl sites Southern Aiberta. Planning a Grey Cup Forty? GREY CUP SPECIAL! EFFECT SUNDAY, DEC. 3rd ONLY! With the Purchase of a BUCKET or BARREL FAMILY PAK OF FRENCH FRIES FOOD and PASTRY SHOP 2021 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 170T M.M. DRIVE PHONE 328-7751 mission, on the other hand. working 100 per cent and is the envy of Calgar.'. "Don't get rr.e Taere's enough complaints. But they are properly processed through the channels. "I don't thiri polic-e commis- sions should be abolished at said the chief. "With good appoirjtees and po- lice commissions can be effec-tive in any NO REPLY Mr. Edwards tnld the Edrr.or.- ton Chamber of Commerce- he suggested to the attomey-sc-r.- eral that "jiice comir.is- sicns be al. but had r.o: received a rtp.y. attorney-general "is hav- ing a hard look'' at the prov- ir.ce's act I pect. he's got a tiger by the said Mr. Edwards. In plate of the system, he suggested a should be ed. consisting of members of city councils. "It would give merrroers of council a better o'. the 'police) department ar.d pui them under the gun be- cause they would no lor.rer have the buffer of a board iK-f.vcen them and the department.'1 OMBUDSMAN A provincial director of po- lice services and a om- budsman would elirri'r.ate Ihe possibility of havir.g politic; volvcd in police departrr.cnts. he said. Aid. C. Cfcc'rc-sttT. a iber of the Ixithbridgf! police I commission, said he disagreed pie work here.' It was suggested the local po- lice commission has been help- fu! in boo-ting police morale _ while in other cities, throueh Puoiic ooli-'ca! iriterferencc aod pow-; A Gulf Oil spokesman in Cal- c-- ard the op- ?2ry The Herald redevelop- effect Is" resuitirz. property will likely Aid. Vera Ferguson, another get under way m February, corr-mlssion member, said the No decision has been made commission serves a valuable on what the redevelopment will be, he said, but a number of j plans, including a gas bar arid a gas bar-car wash operation. is important that it he di-' bei? considered. vorcc-1 from some politics. Tne of a commission dijxjr.ds on the quality of its members. U'e have been fortu- ci'e here." Commission chairman Harold CUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAl DENIAL BLDG. lower Level PHONE 327-2822 Ideal Christmas Giftl COUNTRY INN BY WESTBEND ELECTRIC TRIVETS Keepi your buffet favoritei delkiously hot rioh! al the toble. Avocado and Horvesl Gold. HOYT'S PRICE 7 OR ,30 Call Houseworks 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Sf 'g Moke Camm's your Christmas Shoe Store DIVORCED Vosburgh had a very concise sti'.eyric-rit trvs ''Xo Sver! Ericfcseu. the other of the commission, EC id the pres-ert Lethbridge works so well be- csLfic: o; the closeness to the rr.tr. on the force. IIKSI'KCT rr.utual respect all the- Ike." he "It is ths: you can auain that. It be done in a bigger ci'.y. in pretty good fharx? due to the sitting or. t h e but that change lie did rot a to the- probienis in the bigger cities. he said things were v.'orkirjg well in Ix-thbridge at t'r.e present. AKROYD'S PLUM3ING, HEATING AND GASFiniNG 24-HOUR SERVICE WORK New Phone 1968 GHIA MECHANICAL SPECIAL 1968 DATSUN PICKUP 1970 EPIC MILES RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 3rd Ave, and 14th St. 5. ScTei 32B-4539 This lovely new DRESS PUMP CAMM'S 403 5th Streel S. SHOES ;