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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SKI VACATIONS Inquire re Ski Holidays available Banff Laurentians Colorado ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Phone 328-3201 The LetKbtulge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, December 14, 1971 PAGES 13 TO 28 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP 3rd M.M. Drlv. i. Phone 328-8161 "The Pioneer and Leading Retail Shop in Letlibridge" FINEST QUALITY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS s-f, V Rotary Singers to perform Chirstmas is a time for joy and singing. On Wednesday the Leth- bridge Botary Club is sponsor- ing "Christmas is Carols" by the Rotary Singers at the Yates Centre. The mixed chorus led by Bruce Barrow kicks off at p.m. Admission of will go to- wards Rotary community funds. Tickets for the show are available at Leister's Music. HARK, THE HERAID ANGEIS SING Southminster Church was filled Monday night for the annual festival of carols sponsored by the Rotary Club. Choirs from 11 city churches participated events. the 25th of these annual -Walter Kerber Photo Strip hearing Wednesda mining ay the Is strip mining worth cost to the environment? This question will be raised at a public meeting on the strip mining of coal in Gym 2 at the Civic Sports Centre Wednesday at 10 a.m. The meeting is sponsored by the Alberta Environment Con- servation Authority. Welfare vouchers are degrading says local social development man By RUDY HAUGENEDER Staff Writer The voucher payment sys- tem used by the provincial de- partment of health and social development should be done away with, says a local wel- fare department executive. Cam Bracken, regional so- cial development manager said he was gratified to hear that Alberta Health Minister Neii age 55. People under those I of university degrees, Is class- ages receive cash unless they j ed as unemployable although capable and willing to work. These individuals receive pay- ment vouchers. In Lethbridge some stores treat voucher recipients well, are family heads or suffering from a severe handicap. Mr. Bracken said, society is still applying outdated rules in classifying employable work- ers. Some people, healthy but cannot handicaps problems, cause of emotional who work Crawford intends to do away capable of working, with the systein. Mr. Bracken agreed with a Calgary-based welfare rights group claim that voucher pay- are degrading and emotional distress LIQUOR DELIVERY SERVICE 328-6177 VENDOR HOURS ONLY CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 ments cause through embarrassment to the recipient. Welfare vouchers are forms which allow a recipient to pur- chase a type of commodity. The forms clearly indicate that the buyer is on welfare. About 15 per cent of the prov- ince's welfare cases are on the voucher system, Mr. Bracken said. These are usually people the government has classified as unemployable because of age, physical or mental handicap or single parents or heads of fam- ily's usually women with children to support. Other recipients, who are classed as employables, are given cash to meet life's needs, he said. The department of social de- velopment r e g u 1 a tions state that any male over age 60 to 65 is considered unemployable and is therefore placed on the voucher payment system. The same is applied to women over whereas others do not, he said. The elimination of the vouch- er system can mean a consid- erable saving in time and money to the social develop- ment department, Mr. Bracken said. such as are not while so- ciety insists they are. Accord- ing to society's rules, anyone who is simply strong and healtliy is capable of doing heavy labor, he said. He cited an example where I "month Transit fares are dropped to 10 cents Transit system fares will be, fare and to submit a report to a 50-year old man with a Grade 3 education, and suffering from arthritis, is classed by the gov- ernment as employable until he reaches age 60. This recipient gets cash al- though, because of age and sickness, will probably not find work. The paradox, by comparison, said Mr. Bracken, is an in- dividual around age 70, who is physically and emotionally healthy, and may have a list period between Jan. 1 and June 31, 1971. City council Monday directed the city administration to im- plement a straight 10 cent For Your Christmas Table FRUIT CAKE (Dark and Light) urn Mince Pies Tarts Christmas Cookies BAKERY 2021 3RD AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 1701 MM DRIVE PHONE 328-7751 Stores open until 9 o'clock tonight Major retail stores in the city and some independents are open until 9 p.m. today. Stores in the major shopping j malls will remain open until 9 p.m. daily until Thursday, Dec. 23, closing by 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24. Major mall stores will also be open until 9 p.m. Satur- day, Dec. 18. Most of the downtown stores and other independents will close by 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. Some be open lale. Those stores not opening late today will observe regular hours for the rest of this week. The majority of independents in the city will not be opening late until Monday, Dec. 20. All council in June as to the effec- tiveness of the move. Bus tickets now are sold six for for adults and 12 for for children, an average of 12 cents per fare. Alderman Vera Ferguson, who submitted the resolution, said the city should regard the transit system as a service rather than as a utility. She said the fare standard- ization should encourage people to use the bus and leav their cars at home. Aid. Sieve Kotch said use of the bus system will not in- crease merely by manoeuvring fares. A better service must be j offered, Ire said. He suggested the existing lime sciicdule is not desirable for most people and that more frequent runs be tried. Council took no action on hii suggestion. Utility director Ollie Erdos said the 10 cent fare system will necessitate phasing out tic- kets and that the exact change will be required for a bus ride. For new Aldermen Central By RICHARD effect, however, unofficial Staff has been given be- the entire council sits on City council took a of the whole. step Monday toward t h e recommendation a cultural centre around passed, a motion by Alder- Central S'chool Bill Kergan that the city A committee of the annex property remain as recommended designated site was defeat- 200 feet by 300 feet of by the same margin, four property be set aside for three. new library and that 5th supporting his motion, between 8th St. and 9th St. Kergan said the Central be closed. The vote was four property is too valuable three in commercial development Council must now be used for a library. the recommendation and said the city "can't afford consider the matter at a luxury of putting a library lar meeting next property worth City highways to end of City council Monday objected to the plans for a bylaw providing for a freeway to cut across the way system in the city for directly north of the rest of the The bylaw includes Manager Tom Nutting amendment defining its recommended that prop- with respect to the be zoned for the college 24th Ave. S. the new general plan is The amendment came out a meeting last month Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne, the city administration and Dr. C. D. bylaw also designates Cth Ave. S. between Mayor Magrath Drive and Scenic Drive president of the a major arterial route. Community routes are also plan- An understanding was for 5th Ave. N. between ed that the section of 24th 3 on the west and 43rd S., west of 20th St., is not to on the east, and the 1st permanently fixed now and S. expressway between 3e considered more St. and Mayor Magrath ly within the next five Dr. Stewart had strongly plan is to be incor- josed the bylaw at a with the over-all high- rearing in network for the province. Assault sent to Lethbridge Provindial with a baseball bat. L W. Hudson ordered Barker remained in the Krawec, 50, of Magrath be sent lo the Alberta Hospital hospital this morning for 30 days when he fair condition. His wife was SOLOIST Linda John- son, distinguished Canadian soprano, is one of three solo- ists in the Rotary Singer con- cert in the Vales Auditori- um at Wednesday. The others are Nora Hose and Judy Brittner. lirucc Barrow will lead the choir In 1C spe- cially arranged Christmas carols. Proceeds from (he concert will go for Ilotary Cluh community service work. will close by Dec. 24. Those who 6 p.m. Friday, ODD CONCERN Strange as it may seem, some people are more concern- ed about losing their driver's licence than about losing their are not in the I Christmas season majority include independents who say they will not open late until Wednesday, Dec. 22. Safeway and L-Mart will make sllrc "Mt are well below the .03 blood alcohol level before driving your car. Have a safe and happy holi- open until 9 p.m. starting Mem- youreelf' day, Dec. 20. IGA will he open late every night from now until in court this morning. Krawec was arrested in Ma- grath early Monday morning after a man assaulted 15-year- old Bryne Brewerton with a baseball bat during a break-in at the youth's home. Shortly before the break-in at the Brewerton residence Reulon llarker and his wife Lottie were attacked during a break-in at their home. Mr. Barker was assaulted with a knife and his wife was LEROY'S PLUMBING AND GASFITTING LEROY Phone ERLENDSON 328-8403 HUMIDIFIERS AND FURNACE AND REFRIGERATION SERVICE Charlton Hill Ltd. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phono 328-3388 Dec. 23. Most Herald advertisers will list their hours of operation in their advertisements. 9 O 0 o o n CHINOOK OFFICE MACHINES 620 13th ST. N. PHONE 328-6868 Conic in and see our Christmas selection of ROYAL PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS Wo also have a good selection of NEW and USED ADDING MACHINES CHINOOK OFFICE MACHINES KODAK Introduces Existing-Light Movies with the Kodak X L 55 Movie Camera and Ektachrome 160 Film. Fast f 1.2 lens allows more light to reach the film. It's Ihe fastest lens in any known movie camera. New, 230 degree shutter delivers 40% more ex- posure than conventional 165 degree shutters. Superimposed image rangefinder-this aid to focjs- ing helps you take sharp movies throughout the zoom range. The zoom is from 9 to 21 mm and is electric. Ektachrome 160 movie film when used with the XL 55 makes movies possible under an extremely wide range of lighting conditions from candle- light to sunlight. See our lilt of "Chrislmai Gift Suggestions" On Pago 15 of ihii section. 'WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Avo. S. Phone 327-3555 reported in good condition. The break-ins at both the Barker and Brewerton homes were accomplished by smash- ing large front picture win- dows. The city hall annex property is worth about Aid. Ed Bastcdo and Deputy Mayor Cam Harncs were in fa- vor of Aid. Kcrgan's resolution and opposed lo ihe recommen- dation passed by the commit- tee. To Aid. Kergan's resolution, Aid. Steve Kolch said he would "bale to think council would be restricting a mulli-use cultural centre'1 by approving the city ball annex property. On the other hand, he said c library board "isn't making Lhat strong a case against that site." Aid. Tom Ferguson refuted :hat statement, saying the li- brary board "isn't the hard- nosed pushy type" and gen- uinely favors the Central School site. He said if the library' Is built on the city ball annex location, ic can visualize a building sur- rounded by concrete. Concep- ual plans for the Central School site call for areas of ;rass and trees. Aid. Vera Ferguson said it would be "short-sighted lo look at the commercial aspects of .he Central School property." She said the Central School site blends in with the civic centre complex, which she said the city's "greatest asset." The closing of 5th Avc. will facilitate the establishment of cultural complex based on the library and the Bowman Arts Centre. Tentative plans Include a reen strip and moll area be- .ween the two buildings on what is now 5th Ave. Aid. Chick Chichester did not attend the meeting. Mayor Andy Anderson did not vote on the recommendation. DEALER REQUIRED Fantastic opportunity to be- come an area dealer for, FJbreglass Homes of Canada Lid., offering a superior mod- ular housing concept at a sur- prising low price. Market ac- ceptance already established. Dealers should be acquainted with construction in order lo perform the on site assembly, which is easily completed. Principals only need enquire. Write to 10013 101A Ave., Edmonton, Alberta. Supply business address, ex- perience, phone number and bank reference. ADVANCE ATTENTION FARMERS and STOCKMEN! 2x12" FIR DIMENSION PRIME UTILITY GRADE RANDOM LENGTHS Ideal for Stockpens, Corrals and almost any other farm buildings. Can be ripped to your specifications. SPECIAL WHILE STOCK LASTS! 21' ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD CORNER 13TH ST. and 2ND AVE. S. PHONE 318-3391 PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE ;