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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUPERIOR 13 DAY MEXICAN FIESTA FOR CO-OP MEMBERS Departing from Calgary January ]9lh, 1971 Only per person Based on double occupancy For reservations and information 'contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centre Village Phono 328-3201 or 328-8184 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" e Herald SECOND SECTION Lellilmdgu, Alberta, Wednesday, December 1C, 1970 PAGES 17 TO 32 Treat Everyone To Delicioui I Alberta Roast Beef-On-A-Bun Iffp Available Only at "Xto' .Out No. 2 1705 M.M. Drive S. Phone 328-7751 Transit deficit climbs The Letbbridge transit sys- tem deficit stands at with figures for December yet to be compiled. The deficit for the year was originally estimated at However, city council was told in April when it reversed an earlier decision and decided to retain bus service after 10 p.m. that the move would probably cost an additional The original estimate was made on the assumption the service would be cut. Adding the to the ori- ginal deficit forecast results in an unofficial estimate of 300, leaving the system about J overexpended. Oli Erdos, utilities director, says several unanticipated fao tors have been responsible. One of leap to from in bus insurance would in itself be enough to cause the unforeseen deficit. There have been extra costs in other areas, such as wages and repairs, but these have been counterbalanced by in- creased revenue from some op- erations such as special buses. Last year's deficit, estimated at was Snow seen for few days For anyone dreaming of white Christmas, it appear their hopes may come true, a the forecast calls for cloud colder temperatures and snow To 9 a.m. this morning, Leth bridge had received two inches of snow with more to come. During the past two weeks much above seasonal tempera' tares had been experienced. With the Chinook situation whipped, tlie path was cleared for the emergence of a cold arctic front which swept down onto southern Alberta over- night. This combined with moist Pacific upper distur- bance has created snow and cloud which will last for the next couple of days. Tuesday's high and low tem- peratures were 40 degrees f.bove zero and 21 above over- night. MFC's hotel decision PLANT DEVELOPMENT SET-Marcel Jutras, left, re- gional director of the department of Indian affairs, J, B Bergevin, assistant deputy minister and R. D. Ragan, senior regional liaison officer with the department discuss the ramifications of the housing agreement with Stephen Fox, Ed Fox and Denis Chatain, officers of Red Crow Develop- ment. Aii ofticiais of private industry, government and the Blood Indian Reserve lauded the signing as a big break- through in low-cost housing for all Canadians. Order Christmas FLOWERS and PLANTS NOW! MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Marquis Hotel Bldg. Kainai house selling contract said exciting- development By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer CALGARY An agreertren signed Tuesday by Kainai In dustries Ltd. of Standoff HaiCo Manufacturing Ltd. ant Schwartz Agencies Ltd. o Lethbridge for the sale of production from the Kaina housing plant on the Blood In dian Reserve was termed "the most exciting economic devel opment for an Indian commu nity for many by Jean Chretien, federal minister ol Indian affairs and northern de- 'elopment. Mr, Chretien said he sees the ilant, the first big manufac- uring operation on an Indian in Canada controlled ry Indians, as a financial suc- cess. He said the Blood Indian Re- erve is the most advanced re- erve in Canada in the field of money and contracts. He said the Blood Indians ave made own breaks in conomic development which ave put them in front. "The reasons for this ad- sncod situation are many but .ainly because the reserve is ess isolated than the e said. "The people are closer to a city and have received a better education because of the edu- cation program of the Indian affairs department." He said the reason for his trip west to sign the agreement is to focus attention of all other reserves in Canada on the eco- nomic development program I started by the Blood Indians. "We hope other reserves will be more aware of these devel- opments and of the examples set by the Blood he said. Blood Indians in the areas of economic development." The minister said a new fund, providing million a year has been set up for eco nomic development. "Our department is spending more for economic develop- Continuation of divided year recommended by committee The Lethbridge public school board Tuesday received a rec- ommendation from a special committee that the divided school year experiment be con- tinued for as many years as is necessary in order that a com- plete evaluation may be car- ried out. The committee comprised professional personnel, parents and students from both the Lethbridge public and separate school districts. Discussions at the meeting of the previous system, and it is likely it works better. Dr. 0. P. Larson, public schools superintendent, told trustees he believes the divided school year's evaluation must really be spread over a three or four-year period, and sug- gested the department of edu- cation should be approached for permission to continue it on that basis. Bob K i m m i 11, separate schools superintendent, has also suggested the experiment should be lengthened so fab- evaluations can be made. he committee centred on vhether there was a need for urther evaluation of the pro- ect, and what form they could Dl. Gcorge Bevail] djrector of curriculum and instruction While a pilot evaluation r in the public school district greatly enhance available eval- uation techniques, and added that he hopes some tie-in can be made with the University of Lethbridge computer or with larger computers in Calgary or Edmonton. He also told trustees the Ed- istricts by Dr. Vern Dravland of the University of Lethbridge, no in-depth study has been made of actual educational benefits according to testing and statistical procedures. Dr. Dravland's study focused on an extensive public opinion poll, whose findings were that ment each year and the amount for reserve develop- ment last year was about ?25- 30 he said. "We think this project at Standoff is a good sign of in- creasing economic develop- ment. Not all projects will be handled in the same manner. We look at the economics of the projects initiated by the various reserves and if" they are sound economically, we will assist the Indian people with them. "We are not in the service to lead the Indian to failure. We must make sure of the projects economically." ORRPC meets Thursday The final meeting of the Oldman River Regional Plan- ning Commission will be held Thursday in the city council chambers. A Christmas gathering is scheduled for the Green Room at the Yates Memorial Centre icllowing the meeting. The commission in the New Year will implement a policy 'f meeting every second nonth, rather than once a nonth as is now the case. The Dec. 2 decision of (be Municipal Planning Commis- nn approving a million nigh rise hotel in Shoppers' World lias been appealed. The appeal, filed at the city clerk's office "on behalf of cer- tain concerned Glendale resi- means the develop- ment, plagued by problems board, (he project could not go ahead as originally planned. Developer Art Batty could come back 'with revised plans and make another application Char in Red Crow case Insufficient evidence led the crown to drop a charge of non- capital murder against Al- phonse Red Crow, 20, of Card- ston, when he appeared in mag- istrate's court in Cardston Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Red Crow was committed to stand trial on a charge of causing death by criminal neg- ligence. The trial will take place at the next Supreme Court sitting in Fort Macleod in May, 1971. The charges arose Oct. 31 af- ;er the accused's father, Allan led Crow, 46, was killed near the Cardston town limits. The youth's mother was seriously Injured in the same incident, when tiie father and mother were in collision with a car driven by their son. since its announcement in An- j to (he planning commission, gust, must now go before the No date lias been set for the development appeal Iwcrd. hearing by the appeal board, If lira planning commission's but it probably will sit somt- ctecision is reversed by the time in January. The project, involving a S2Wi million hotel and renovations to Shoppers' World that would bring the total cost to mil- lion, was turned down by the MFC Nov. 25. The matter then went to city council Dec. 1 for approval in principle, but was referred back to the MFC. Revised plans were approved unanimously by the MFC Dec. 2 and council Monday okayed the sale of a portion of 4th Ave. S. to Shoppers' World. The plans that finally re- j ceived MPC sanction had pro- Red Crow was released after I vision for 455 car park stalls, he signed a bail bond in the amount of Suear firm's o offer expires Canada and Dominion Sug 2o. Ltd. of Toronto, decid :oday not to take any of t shares deposited by Weste Canadian S e ed Processo shareholders, under the com iany's recent offer. The eastern company's off if per common share Vestern Canadian Seed expire Dec. 14, and was condition upon 51 per cent being depos ed. The sugar company repor the 51 per cent figure was n attained. The offer by the sugar cor pany made earlier this fa' was consideraly above tl trading price of Western C nadian Seed shares at the tiir of the offer, but company ficials of the Lethbridge base company felt it still was ni indicative of the shares' tn worth. If the offer had bee accepted, it would have me; investment of about million by the eastern firm. The seed company felt anoth er offer would be forthcoming jut to date no word has bee received. "I am more optimistic about the future and with the growing educational programs, I feel more reserves in Canada will meet the standards set bv the Jogging is Good for You So Jog Round to Terry's Place And see the greatest selection Of photographic equipment and cassette Recorders, darkroom equipment and supplies Handled by the people who know Photography Becaues they are photographers. the divided school year system was popular with students, par- ents and teachers at all levels, although some people had res- ervations about particular as- pects of the experiment. Dr. Dravland has said that at the very least, the divided school year is no worse than CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 monton public school district is starting a divided school year experiment modelled on the Lethbridge system, but involv- ing only about of the sys- tem's students. The Edmonton school year will start and finish the same times as the Lethbridge sys- tem, with the semester break at Christmas. However, only j the city's high schools which are semesterizeu will take part in the experiment. The re- maining schools, including non- semestered high schools, will retain the traditional school TOYS FOUND A box of plush toys and a wicker chair cover, lost in the city Saturday, may be claimed by the owner at the Lethbridge city police station. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 CAMM'S SHOE STORE For your footwear needs plus Gifts! "TELESTAR" by Joyce A complete range in Black, and Grey. Wet Look Patent. by That's at A. E. CROSS j n leJhbridge 327-2673 Taber 223-2402 Sure To riuce appointment! CHRISTMAS Dark and Light FRUIT CAKE (Plain or Decorated) MINCE PIES MINCE TARTS MINCE CUSHIONS Oraers cariy To Avoid Dis- SHORTBREADS CHRISTMAS COOKIES To All of our good friends and valued customers from Ray Wiese, Manager and Slnff Our Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Yearl MARQUIS BAKERY Located In The Marquis Holel PHONE 327-4441 LISA DEBS for Holdciy Dress-up Wear In springs or pumps. Navy and Red Leathers Black, Navy, and Red Wet look Crinkle Patents. mas and New Year's Occasions. GOLD and SILVER Pumps or stings So (ovely with your evening gown or evening pant suit. See our new Strip Sandal by Lisa Debs. 'I Sniff ing case heard: first here A Lethbridge youth, Barry Ewing, 16, pleaded guilty in magistrate's court this morning to a charge of sniffing nail polish remover. Magistrate Lloyd Hudson re- maded tire youth one week in custody for pre-scntence re- port. The case was the first of this type to come up in court in the city. Sniffing intoxicating vapors is a contravention of the Alberta public health act and carries a maximum penalty of a fine or 30 days in jail. including a 113 -'car parkade. Parking and the associated traffic congestion is one of the concerns of Glendale residents j that has been brought out at j public hearings on the project. I There lias also been some fear of decreased property values, although some residents of the area have stated they feel the values will not decline if the hotel is built. Wednesday shopping Christmas shoppers in Leth- bridge have the opportunity of buying gifts this afternoon and next Wednesday afternoon. The city's closing bylaw al- lows the stores to remain open all day on the two Wednesdays before Christmas. No additional shopping hours, apart from regular night open- ing by various merchants, have been cleared under the shop- ping hours regulations. CHINOOK CHRISTMAS SPECIALS IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR DAD! OFFICE DESK PEN SETS Regular Prices from 7.50 to 38.95. SPECIAL TO CLEAR............. 25% Off SELECTION OF OFFICE CHAIRS ........25% Discount TO CLEAR CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 306 13th St. N. Phone 327-4591 GIFT SUGGESTIONS Handbags Hobo Dags..........Special 5.95 and 7.95 Men's Packard Slippers Ladies' Snowboots Men's and Ladies' Simulated Seal Snowboots Shoe and Handbag Sets Open Thurs. and Fri. Until 9 p.m., and Wed., Dec. 16th and 23rd all day. CAMM'S 403 5th Street S. SHOES THE LOVELIEST GIFT OF ALL A FINE FUR FROM CANADIAN FURRIERS Never before have we been able to offer such a sensational selection of magnificent furs. Choose from full sweep, d a u b I breasfeds, and Longuettes in Canadian Mink, Persian Lamb, Mus- krat, Beaver, Linx and Many, Many More. FURS for MEN! You haven't seen anything until you've seen the fur in our Men's collection. PRICED FROM IF IT'S GREAT FASHION IT'S HERE AT: ;