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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUPERIOR 13 DAY MEXICAN FIESTA FOR CO-OP MEMBERS Departing from Calgary January 19th, 1971 Only S419 per perien Bated on double occupancy For reservatient and Information contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centre Village - Phono 328-3201 or 328-8184 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The LetHbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, December 9, 1970 PAGES 17 TO ,12 PLANNING A PARTY? SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE :/X�4f(4ki| fried ^kidctn (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 NEW HIOHRISE-Plans for a $1.5 million apartment block development immediately east of the College Shopping Mall have been announced by Gordon Schwartz, director of Schwartz Agencies ltd. The first phase - a 46-suite, eight-storey highrise - will cost $600,000 and should be completed by late spring or early summer. The two four-storey blocks on either side are to be started at that time and finished by the end of 1971. Manhattan Land Securities Ltd., an affiliate of Schwartz Agencies, has let the contract to Smith Bros, and Wilson Ltd. The development is to include putting greens, sauna rooms, swimming pool, fountains and private grounds. Referendum Jan. 27 Publication of Meliorist challenged By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer The University of Lethbridge student newspaper, The Meliorist, will face a student referendum Jan. 27 to determine whether or not it may continue publication. The paper will continue to publish until after the referendum, without any special restrictions on it. The move came following a lengtliy Students' Society Council meeting which discussed a 177-name petition circulated by SSC third and fourth-year representative Bob Rasmussen, COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 calling for the referendum plus immediate suspension of publication. The council opted to continue the paper, but hold the referendum. About 1,430 students will be eligible to vote on The Meliorist's .fate. Mr. Rasmussen has been a long-time critic of the paper, particularly since its publication of the FLQ manifesto earlier this fall. Allan Wilson, editor of the paper since former editor Barry Poffenroth resigned over the FLQ controversy, said he dislikes seeing its future open to a student vote because it is not in keeping with a free press. However, given the existing situation The Meliorist finds itself in, he said he is happy the problems will be finally resolved. If the paper wins the refer- Use Our Sneaky Gift Plan . . So You Know He Wants A Pliotographic Gift, But You Don't Know What? Leave This Handy Suggestion Form Where He Con See It And Tick Off Whot He Wants. Then Bring it In To Us- We Will Do The Rest. Instamatic Kit 35 mm Camera ( 1 35 mm Camera Lenses Movie Comero Movi� Lights Tripod Movie Projecfor Proiection Table Screen Filled Compartment Cose Godgel Bag Eleclfonic r-lash Gun !\ulb Flash Gun Exposure Meter 35 mm Projector Slide File Flash Bracket Filters Camera Cose I 1 Photogrophy Books Film Splicers I 1 1 Negative Files Enlarger ] Timer* ] Easels I Developing Troys ] Thermometer 1 Print Tones ) Developing Tanks 1 Graphotes 1 Projection Trays Viewers 1 Light Stand 1 Reflectors ] Focuscopes 1 Movie Editors 1 Reel to Reel Recorder j Cassette Recorder Recording Tapes 1 Recording Cassettes ] Splicing Kits A. E. CROSS Lethbridge 327-2673 - Taber 223-2402 endum, which Mr. Wilson said he expects it will, its opponents will have no further call to demand its suspension, he said. Robin Dann, president of the SSC and constitutionally publisher of The Meliorist, said he too will be happy to see the p a p e r's position finally resolved. He said he does not helieve in any form of censorship, and to the limits of tlie law he believes it should be allowed to print everything its staff wants to print, whether or not it is popular material. He refused to speculate on whether or not The Meliorist would win support in the referendum, but promised all sides would be heard before the vote is taken. Mr. Dann, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Rasmussen will meet to formulate the precise wording for the referendum. Approval sought forYWCA program A proposal by the YWCA for an $11,000 recreation program for city women and girls is to be considered by the parks and recreation commission Thursday. The progi'am is suggested as a one-year project to be continued and altered as seen fit if the initial experiment should prove satisfactory. As the YWCA has minimal facilities, city facilities such as swimmmg pools, gymnasiums and schools would be used. Theie would be an estimated 2,100 registrants in the various program classes throughout the year. There is no estimate on how many individuals would actually be served by the proposed program, llie $11,000 program requires a city subsidy of $4,300 cr $2.05 per registrant. The YWCA would seek the subsidy plus the regular relief of taxes, which last year GREENS ^ For ^ HOME % DECORATIONS 4  CEDAR  HOLLY  JACK PINE ,^  MISTLETOE ^ ^  PINE CONES % ^ 07 ' ^ Shop fMarquis Hotel Bldg.^ Phone 327-1515 ^ amounted to $1,111, for a total city grant of about $5,500. Last year the city gave the YWCA $3,239 including the tax grant and other financial assistance. In explaining its proposed program the organization states: "We also believe that an arrangement such as this would preclude the necessity of our requesting assistance from the city in any other way in the futiu-e, except for the normal and regular relief of taxes which has been granted us in the past." The eiglit - point project includes: ladies swim, involving 420 registrants at a total cost of $2,454; ladies keep fit, involving 735 registrants costing $1,782; girls junior gj-m (ages 8-16) involving 135 registrants costing $681; girls teen clubs (ages 12-15) involving 72 registrants costing $737; girls Blue Triangles (ages 8-12) involving 315 registrants costing $2,496; ladies Yoga involving 240 registrants costing $1,444; ladies volleyball involving 64 registrant costing $597; and creative dance for 90 preschoolers and girls 6-8 years old costing $691. IN OUR if ART GALLERY PAINTINGS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA BY DON FRACHE GERALD TAILFEATHERS BRENT R. LAYCOCK AND OTHERS_ DOWNTOWN FirTM AVCWUt," $25,500 worth of ETV equipment to be bought by school board The Lethbridge public school board will buy $25,500 worth of educational television equipment early in 1971, trustees decided Tuesday evening. Acting on the recommendation of Dr. Gerry Probe, director of personnel and material resoui-ces, the board opted to buy equipment instead of leasing it from Alberta Government Telephones or another leasing operation. The result will he a complete ETV package - television camera, videotape recorder and television set or sets in each public school in the city Dangerous driving brings $2,000 fine Kenneth Clinton Nlhill, 32, of the Picture Butte area pleaded I guilty in Supreme Court in i Lethbridge this morning to a: reduced charge of dangerous' driving and was fined $2,000 (or two years in jail in default of payment.) Originally Nihil! had been charged with criminal negligence in connection with the Sept. 12 death of two Picture Butte residents, Geoffrey Lionel Wyman, 63, and his wife. Alberta Bemice Wyman, 55. The couple were killed in a two-car- head-on collision two School out December 23 Public and separate school students in Lethbridge will attend their final fall semester classes Dec. 23 at noon, and will not have to return until Jan. 7. Teachers in all schools will also finish Dec. 23, but will return Jan. 5 to spend two days of preparation work for the spring semester. The Lethbridge Collegiate Institute students will follow a slightly different schedule, ending their classes Dec. 23 with the other students, but returning two days earlier, Jan. 5, due to their l.-ite start in the fall when the school's addition was not completed according to plan. The LCI semester break will start Jan. 15, with students returning Jan. 20. In all other schools Christmas examinations - marking the completion of fall semester courses - will be written before Cliristmas. Holiday party Tlie Exhibition Pavilion will be tlie scene of this year's Pemniican Club annual ball. The ball, tlie oldest continually-held holiday pai'ty in Western Canada, is expected to draw more than 800 people. Some 1,500 invitations have been sent oiit for the Dec. 30 event. miles west of Picture Butte on Highway 25. The court was told Nihill was in a highly intoxicated state at the time of the accident. A samr)lo of blood was taken from Nihill just after the accident and it was found to contain 297 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millUitres of blood. Intoxication is declared at 80 milligrams per 100 milli-litres of blood. The prosecution read to the court tlie evidence of one witness to the accident which stated the Wyman car came over a hill and was met by the Nihill vehicle which was on the wrong side of the highway. Both vehicles tried to avoid the accident but met head-on in the middle of the road. Nihill's driver's licence was suspendcscrved that tho equipment would .still work, whether or not it wasn't tho most up-to-date on the market, so would still 1)0 valuable. He and Dr. 0. P. Lar.son, schools superintendent, also said that when new equipment was purchase