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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, December 10, 1971 Overnight hostel needed in Lethbridge, say hotel operators iiy (J HUDY IIAUGENEDKn Starr e e vcv of hotels and molds lo dis-1 When asked where ''else- would not rent reruns to. but thins more than sympathy for; body for financial support, K-tahcr Indians, trans-. whore" was. no answer could said they could not risk Ihfir those facing Lhe clement. If a building, such as the icnls awl Kirar people were dis- be offered. inveslments and livi-lihoud'-i for The Salavalion Army views city-owned Lincoln Mold were Asked whether a liosld such a small minority. Hie uilire problem as a commit-1 provided for use it could be overni'Ml ioiiging centres, answer I lie hold pcrsoancl i Groups of citizens concerned r.ily and rocial problem which converted into a multi-purpose By Ron Cdlclwell Lclhbridge needs an over- t nigiit hoslcl to accommodate All overnig.il loiigtng...... transients and people who conlr.cled denied they said, yes. not find lodging in city hotels nated against anyone, or motels. Various ivtier find a way of disposing of human V chics are eventually going to lie over-run c.f arousing tire ire of those who have a fana- icct lor the dead. 1 am going to attempt to delve lo wlwl i.-. bm'.niuiL' an ever-increasing problem in the werld's to do with people who keep on dyiup. Amiruiii: !i> figures supplied by the Lethbridse parks and rec-reatiiin department. -llli.OCfl graves can be put in a square mile. Thai is allowing K! square feet for each grave. Nov.- I he fact that nearly half a million bodies can be accommodated in one .square mile does not appear to be somclhini! tl'-al people should be overly-concerned with, but they should be. Consider for .1 moment hmv many living people can occupv a square mile and you will see the seriousness of the situ.rion. A nrrtnal iMorey apartment building can house up to people, with each family consisting of four people. If bn.-ic. floor .--pace of such a building is square feet, then '-en con put enough 10-storey apartment buildings in a squrre mile to accommodate people. And, that is allowing 30 per cent of the space for streets, driveways and other space requirements. then, if the apartment buildings were built 20- storcvs high, people could live in one square mile of space. If tliev were 30 storeys high. 2.3-12.7S8 human beings could live in the same space. In the world's most heavily populated people are dying a! the rale of approximately a year. So, in Hist four years one square mile of land is taken up by ne-.v And, are.i that is used is almost always prime land. That is. not just any area is suitable for a graveyard. It has to be in an that ccuiri undoubtedly be put to better use. At the rate people arc dying in a year- it would lake approximately 50 years to populate one grave- j-ard as large, us the entire city of Lethbridge. The number of people who will die in Canada by the year will require 11 square miles of cemetery space. The situation is naturally a perplexing problem for ad- ministrators of large cities. It is difficult to give priority to the dead over the living, but something must be done with the bodies and there is just so much useab'.c space to go around. Although we will never reach the stage of being pushed Into the ocean by graveyards, the problem of the growing need for cemetery space is one that must be solved. More people are dying now than ever More and the death rate will continue to climb in proportion to our soaring popula- tion figures. C'nion. Be a sport. Have yourself cremated. community groups including the Salvation Army. They said the only who were not rented were those who were unneces- The hostel could lie operated people i by either provincial or city wel- fare agencies and aided by oth about people having lo live oul- i could be cased but not climi- side or in make-shift shelters i naled by the establishment of groups, concerned have been striving to obtain sarily unruly or very drank, j suggested. i such a centre but have encoim-' These people were not rented Hotel operators tercd difficulty locatm" an ap-i rooms for two reaons: to pro-1 sympathized with propriate building. lect the comfort of other over- The urgent need for a hos-! night patrons and lo prevent tcl-type of centre was outlined j property damage in rooms, recently by city youths who ex-! The same rules applied to all pressed concern about people races and ethnic groups, the who are net rented rooms at j managers and desk clerks said citv overnight accommodation! Desk clerks said they told I centres. people who were not rented 1 The Herald conducted a sur-! rooms to look elschwere. during the winter, have in the past approached city council to j it was i do something. hostel. Salvation Army officers say they are more than willing to centre, they say. Such a centre could also be turned into a half-way rehabili- tation centre and a place where released jail inmates could re- said those they However previous city coun- j establish a hostel, but require lax while attempting to find eils have branded the groups j concrete written support before their ways back into society they as "do-gooders" and offered no-1 it can approach the national I in a useful capacity. Canada Pension Plan has ceiling for contributions on annual earnings Unlike national income tax, the Canada Pension Plan has an earnings ceiling towards which contributions are made, says J. C. Bouchard district CPP manager. Contributions to the plan are based on earnings between and during 1971. The first GREAT BIG KID Poor Santa Clausl Santa went out to the tethbridge Community College a few days ago lo see what he coud find out about the wishes of college students. From out of nowhere, ICC President Dr. C. D. Siewart bounded in, said hello to the reindeer with Santa and plunked himself in Santa's lap. Did he want SI million extra for the college? Uh, uh. "Could I have a little yellow dumo Or. Stewart asked. 5600 earned contributions is exempt from but is, neverthe- less, included in calculating i Full retirement pens ions benefits. Mr. Bouchard said a retirc- i first become available in Janu- ment pension is 25 per cent of annual earnings averaged from the year the CPP was incor- porated January 1, 19B6, or from age 18. The lowest age at ary. 19J6, he said. Otherwise contributors receive reduced retirement pensions if they be- come eligible before iliat date. Pensions at age 65 are not (lie only benefit available from Better than average prices and top quality stock highlight- ed the sheep and swine classes at the Rocky Mountain Live- stock Show and Sale. There were 48 boars and gilts on offer in the swine class, sell- to a disability pension If ft physical or mental disability severely restricts him from employment. Disability pensions are paid when a worker is incapacitated regularly, and prolongedly or when his problem is likely to result in death. To qualify for a disability pension in the period February, 1970, to January 1976, a con- tributor must have contributed to the plan for at least five whole or partial calendar years in tlie period January. 1966, to December, 1975, he said. "Beyond this period, tho ing at for an average dale purchased the most ani- j qualifying condition becomes which a retirement pension j CPP. under the plan can begin is 65 j Mr. Bouchard said a contrib- years-old. utor is considered to be enlitled Sheep quality, prices high price of Only two sheep sold. i mals during the sale. Auctioneers for the sale were Canada fills 28 permits for importing Chianina cattle Exhibition grounds crem nith livestock show Wfitcrlon Park supplies sheep Wall Disney Productions The Rocky Mountain Live- stock Show and Sale in the Ex- it for the size of the show with the present equipment and fa-1 hibition Pavilion is a pilot pro- cilities. ject for Canadian winter agri-j The major problem to over- ____ cultural fairs, but for the ex-; corao was the last minute j picture to be filmed ii hibition grounds crew, it means' fm. many small pens to i ington Slate. Water-ton Lakes N" a tional is supplying eight big-1 sheep t. Walt Wash- i Proriucjons for use in a continuing experiment in fa-; hoid the hogs and sheep, cility use. i "We weren't prepared Gerry 1-Iakze. head grounds keeper, said hui'ding prepara- tion was started Nov 29 for the Dec. G tn 10 show, "This is new for us, and j and rest areas between shows, because it is a new removing manure, changing people keep coming up with for that, but had to make do with what we had." Mr. Hakze said. I A steady staff of six men is j kept busy cleaning the display David' Eadie. Waterton su- j gGllllOll Oil pcrintcndent, said the three better ideas which we want to try." he pen arrangements, changing i them to mountains on rams and five ewes were cap- tured by park wardens through use of tranquilizer dart guns. Disney personnel were ex- pected to pick the animals up today cr Saturday, and to truck Wash- SIOll balding straw, delivering feed J ington's Olympic Penninsula. and cleaning up (he entire ex- "Every spare and corner of hibiiion area, the building is in use and all; The crew is also responsible the equipment and facil- for setting tables on the mex- ities available to us are being zanine fioor for banquets and utilized." clean up duty in the 4-H Build- He said (his is about the lim- i ing, which houses the Flea Mar- i-_i mim. 'xi ant' Casino. C One barn and several lean- y tos close to the Pavilion are f ACOLJAIT [jgjjjg for cattie, and the crew is responsible for their upkeep. .Mr. Hakzc said the Pavilion is capable of handling 345 cat- ASPHALT PAViNG TOLLESTROP Construction Co. Ltd. SAND nnd GRAVEL FHONE 328-2702 327-3610 The film will be based on book by Ernest Thompson Sea- ton which concerns the life of a mountain ram. When the picture is finished in about two years, the sheep will be recaptured and given to a United States public agency or stale game department, ap- proved by the Canadian gov- ernment. Mr. Eadie said 10 to 15 years the park's sheep popula- tion gets too high, which Dr. Robert McChire. former moderator of the United Church of Canada, will give a sermon in every church in Alberta on Sunday, Dec. 12. The message will be delivered via television and has biwn timed to ecincide with regular church services. Canada has filled 28 permits for importation of Chianira cat- tle following agreement with the Italian government in Octo- ber, 1970. becoming the first country in North America to handle" the breed. Jack G. Stothart, director of the Lacombe Research Station in charge of selection of the government animals, said the big problem was to make cer- tain of the health standards for the animals while they were still in Italy. i He said he inspected many I Italian farms and ranches and only 13 passed Canadian health i regulations which would allow international Chianina trade. i Import permits were filled i for 13 private breeders and the 1 Canada department of agricul- ture filled 10. The research station received four bulls from the '22 imported, and all six heifers. Mr. Stothart, who has select- ed Charolais and Simmental exotic cattle for the department since 1967, said be went over all the available animals Several swine breeders mdi- Ken Hurlburt of Fort Macleod cated the prices Tuesday were and Joc perlich Of Lethbridge. better than the prices received i siilu UIVIL wt-.e extremely good breeding stock in both boars and gilts, from many name herds in Western Canada represented. Consignors brought stock which has been shown through- out western Canada and this is indicative of the quality show put on by the exhibition board, he said. The buyers were quite selcc- tive although the quality stock isold readily, he said. Other i stock was harder to move. They also spent some time In quarantine in France on the 1 rather complicated." The amount of a contribu- tor's disability pension consists of a flat rate component amounting to S27.06 a month plus 75 per cent of the current value of the monthly retire- emnt pension, said Mr. Bou- chard. Upon approval of an applica- tion, a disability pension com- mences four months after the month in which the disability is determined under the CPP Act or until death, whichever comes earlier. At age 65, the disability way to Canada. automatically re- placed by a retirement pen- pension Library- given Trustees' salaries must be limited., Alberta judge says The library lioard Tuesday received a clreque from the estate of Herbert and Con- bcrta regional conference of the Alberta Hospital Association in stance Tuffs, long time Leth-! Tollbridge, he said trustees are bridge residents who died last: usually wealthy enough to con- duct board business without re- repre- i quiring heavy financial reim- How much should elected i elected trustees who required civic trustees be paid for their I it should be paid an tonorar- services to the community? him. Alberta Chief Judge, Nelles The rate, he said, should be V. Buchanan says civic tnio-1 guaged by the trustees them- tees should not boost their sal-1 selves who usually use good aries by large margins. judgment and discre t i o n in Speaking at the southern Al- j monetary matters. Otherwise year. Mrs. Virginia Talbot, senting Mrs. F. Stahl, a niece of the Tuffs from Lakewood, Ohio, said the library had been bursement. The judge's comments were sparked by a delegate who ques- tioned trustee pay rate in view Italy. There were 70 bulls and i 40 'heifers of the appropriate j _ appropn age and health standards eligi- ble for import. He said the animals were quarantined in Italy Nov. 9, 11970 and brought to Canada in May. 1971. They arrived at In Lethbridge. the spec i a 1 I Lethbridgc Sept. 9 and were 11 released from quarantine Nov. broadcast will begin a.m. on CJOC-TV Dr. Hectare's broadcast >s part of a United Church cam- paign aimed at focussing irarc attention on the needy of the world, particularly Pakistani refugees. Church members arc being Judge Buchanan said those chosen for the donation be- i of a recent GO per cent solf-im- cause "the meriion of a classi- posed salary increase by Cal- cal book brought a smile to gary public school board trus- Tuffs' S. Russell, chairman of the library hoard, said the money would be used for ac- cessories for the new library "beyond what the public purse will permit." One possibility mentioned is a microfilm reader printout j machine. the rate should be fixed in ad- vance. Because most elected trustees are already wealthy, they should be prepared lo make some financial and time sacri- fices, he said. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniturt Bldff. PHONE 328-76841 SUPERB FARM LAND FOR SALE 960 Acres One Chunk I1.} miles by 1 mile NO BUILDINGS Priced to Sell! To see this property Contact GIBBS REALTY Phone 757-3820, BARONS tie but with the variety of anl-1 starvation. suits in a large die-off due to to 05 par cent mals, the 280 entries are just about maximum. He said the excellent co-oper- ation shown by the animal breeders helps keep the work load and the problems lo a min- "Supplying a few animals for i this purpose, when we're sure of their continued safety and health is one way of avoiding having to hunt them in the park to keep the numbers down." he said. cf what they spend at GIBSON TITANO VOX ACCORDIONS Alt s zos rVom F29.95 UP 120 Bass Mcdo1! from UP GUITARS OVATION, GIBSON, HAGSTROM ARE ALL GREATLY REDUCED INSTRUMENT CLEARANCE! Prtcfis are now reduced on our entire stock of NEW and USED STUDENT ond PROFESSIONAL INSTRUMENTS ORGANS Benuliful Thomas Or- gans ond Chord Organs. PRICED TO CLEAR AMPLIFIERS Vox, Acetone, Arc ARE AIL REDUCED. SoKd Stale Models. From S39.50 "P DRUMS 9 ply sots with 4 pieces, Hi- Hat and cymbals. From up P.A. Heads Columns and Used Guitars Greatly Reduced! PRUEGGER'S ACCORDION COLLEGE LTD. 530 5 St. S. Phono 327-7524 would normally tmas to the un- derprivileged of the world. Dr. McClure has recently vis- ited Pakistani refugee camps and will be interviewed by com- mentator June Calhvood during tho broadcast, on uhut lie sa-.v during his last visit. Organizers stress all re- ligious denominations are in- vited to view the program dur- ing their regular church ser- vice. The broadcast will bo shown on seven stations in Alberta. Surprise them with a Smith-Corona in December and they may surprise you with better grades in June! face ight look- After the holidays your teenagers lough year. Thai's when a Smith-Corono ing like the greatest Christmas present ever. With our electric portable, for Instance, they can lear to type twice as fast as writing by hand. Tlieir spoiling can improve 5oo. i'A typed word misspelled just begs to be corrected.1 Thinking can gel a joll also, becauit? a typewntr- can accept ideas as fast as they come up. 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