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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 1973 21 cattle herds quarantined to stop brucellosis spread Twenty-one Alberta cattle herds have been quarantined against the spread of a disease which causes abortions in cattle six to nine months pregnant. Elmer Young of assistant district veterinarian in Alberta for the Canadian health of animals said one animal affected with Province cops out on VON The provincial government is copping out in not totally supporting the Victorian Order of Nurses and the Cana- dian Mental Health Association. Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff said Mon- day. Both are health and health services are the responsibility of the Deputy Mayor Hembroff said. The organizations should be putting more pressure on the provincial government to get them to carry the he said His remarks were made during council's discussion of the 1974 civic grant recommendations made by the community services ad- visorv committee. Council approved all recommendations of the com- mittee which included grants ol to the CMHA and 000 to the VON. Aid Vera Ferguson carried Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroif's argument one step lurther and voted against the grants to the two organizations. It's the principle not the she said. long as we keep sup- porting the provincial government is not going to lake care ol it Grants also went to St. John's Ambulance the Lethbridge Symphony Association the Lethbridge Horticultural Society and the YVVCA. a grant equal to its 1974 property taxes. Organizations turned- down lor grants included Big the regional science lair. Canyon Church the Volunteer Action Disabled on the the Lethbridge Collegiate In- stitute Band and the Whoop- Up Historical Society. Give this grail Christmas Gift -lor Year 'round Convenience RONSON 7 SPEED ELECTRIC BLENDER Push crushes tray loads ol ice without attachments. Exclusive wide base design with largest blades for fast blending. Takes whole fruits and vege- tables without pre-sllclng. Powerful V4 H.P. .motor. 48 oz Carafe designed for table serving. Detaches for easy cleaning. 95 SPECIAL Call houMWins 327-5767 AQ Downtown the disease was discovered in two Fort Macleod herds and a couple of animals have shown reaction to tests in the Vulcan region. One herd is affected in Taber. The spread when the germ in the aborted calf is passed to other causes an abortion to calf but has no affect on the mother animal. Milk from affected cows is unsafe for human consump- tion. Dr. Young said the depart- ment has had to buy a number of aflected animals already during the small including a complete herd in one instance. In another herd south of the department has had 200 positive reactions in the past year to tests in a herd ol 711 animals. Dr. Young said all the affected animals are sent to slaughter where the meat is cooked and processed as packaged product. The cook- ing stops any threat of the dis- ease. Dr. H. N. director of the provincial veterinary ser- vices for the Alberta depart- ment of agriculture in Edmon- said during the three years before last no brucellosis organisms were found in any .of the aborted fetuses submitted to the laboratory for examination. To prevent the spread of Brain drain The results of four mo is of studying will soon be on paper as students in Lethbridge public and separate the Lethbridge Community College and the University of Lethbridge write their examin- ations this week. secondary and college students begin a lengthy Christmas break University students have been writing exams Dec. 7 and are to begin their holiday break exams have been completed. Dec. 21. since when GOV'T SEEKS MORE INFORMATION Homecare request stalled The department of health and social development wants more information on a request by the Lethbridge Homecare Committee for to set up a homecare program. The committee asked for the spread over a seven-month in a brief presented to the department Sept 18 during the cabinet lour of Southern Alberta. The program would reduce ihe number of elderly persons and others under institutional care and assist persons to re- main independent and to con- tinue living in their the committee told the government. In a the department asks the committee to in- dicate the criteria for the selection of patients and any restrictions on referrals. And it asks the committee if it has the co-operation of the medical profession and to state the degree of support and commitment of the city. Committee chairman Peggy Flaa says the committee will approach the city. The in June granted funds to the Victorian Order of Nurses with the provision a committee be set up to design a comprehensive homecare program. The committee comprised representatives from agen- cies including Meals-On- Wheels. and the and included representatives from the preventive social services division of the city community services department. Discus- sion which began in October last resulted in the brief being presented to the government The department also asks who will set the policy and guidelines of the committee. The committee could become says Mrs or could be respon- sible to an established board a medical or social services board. The letter also asks the committee how the program will be evaluated in terms of its effectiveness to citizens. of these questions arose because the committee ielt the details would be work- ed out on consultation with the department and now this is happening. A dialogue has says Mrs. Flaa. Copies of the department's reply have been sent to members of the committee who will meet as a group in January. The committee has representation from the St. Michael's and Lethbridge Municipal hospital the Centre for Personal and Com- munity the city health unit and the medical profession. Rent subsidies approved despite some objections CLIFF BUCK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDB. LmrlnH PHONE 327-2822 City council almost delayed a decision Monday on rent subsidies to old-age pen- sioners relocated from the downtown redevelopment area because it was felt those whose rents had not increased much were losing out. it asked Deputy Mayor Vaughan someone whose rent went up only will get less ol a subsidy because he was He wanted to see if some other subsidy system could be worked out. although making it also retroactive to Dec. 1. After some council eventually approved the sub- sidy method recommended by community services director Bob Bartlett. But the subsidies will be paid only until April 1 and will be terminated should any of the recipients move from their present addresses. The subsidies are based on public housing rates which are determined according to abili- ty to pay and are retroactive to Dec. 1. They range from to a and total per month for the 18 people in- volved. In setting an April 1 limit on the council indicated the provincial government would be pressed to take it over by then. Several aldermen expressed disappointment in the inabili- ty of the Alberta Housing Cor- poration to come up with a rent subsidy program. really frustrated with the provincial level on said Deputy Mayor Hembroff. promised a based on what the AHC told us Ag-Expo space sold out All the space for Ag-Expo has been sold with the excep- tion of a few says the general manager of the Lethbridge and District Ex- hibition Association. Council briefs the health of animals branch is attempting to test all female cattle sold at auction except those intended for slaughter. Dr. Vance advises cattlemen to have all ad- ditions to their herds tested. Dr. Young said all cases of brucellosis in Alberta have resulted when cattle were added to herds without proper precautions. In cases where cattle can't be tested before being brought on new they should be isolated from the basic herd until test results can be obtained. While vaccination against brucellosis isn't compulsory in cattlemen are ad- vised to treat their herds in areas where the infection is known to exist. Vaccine is available from veterinarians but cattlemen are advised to seek help from the veterinarians before cm- barking on any treatment program. Dr. Young said although there are 21 herds affected with the there is nothing alarming. Toll-free service may come by default Aid. Vera Ferguson warned Monday that a proposed ex- tended area toll-free phone service which would increase monthly residential phone rents in the city by a max- imum of 52 cents could get in by default. A very light vote could bring it in. Aid. Ferguson because those who want it will vote for while those who don't may not be too concern- ed until it's too late. Fund requests upset council Most of the space was sold by the target date for selling Andy Andrews said Monday. Ag-Expo will be held March 5-9 in the Lethbridge Pavilion City council got itself hung up on a familiar budgetary quandary Monday. The city's 1974 operating budget is not yet but aldermen were asked to approve a number of expen- ditures for equipment that must be ordered soon to en- sure delivery next and they didn't like it. we are required to defer purchase orders until the operating budget receives council we are sure that much of the material and equipment will be received too late in the year to be of assistance in operating said City Manager Allister Findlay in a report to council. The total expenditure re- quested was The city's 1973 operating budget was nearly million. While the aldermen agree with the necessity of placing orders for material and equip- ment they object to hav- ing to do it without being able to look at the expenditures in the context of the total budget. disturbs me to pass this kind of money on the basis of a department said Aid. Vera Ferguson. have no policy as to priorities. If we accept this we're letting the administra- tion direct us and say these are the priorities. do I know we won't need the money later when we have no Aid. Ferguson suggested council needs a public works committee to look at expen- ditures with the engineering director and come back with proposals. being asked to spend a phenomenal amount of money on equipment in the engineering and community service departments 500 and Council spent three meetings last spring debating the same topic when asked to approve expenditures on buses and other equip- ment before the budget was ready. This year the budget should be ready but problems of and delays in delivery equipment are expected. don't see how we can look at one side of the said Deputy Mayor Vaughan if equipment is needed we've got to buy we like it or it's forced on us by the cir- cumstances of the After some 45 minutes of council decided to send the pre-budget requests back to the administrators to try and draw up priorities and alternatives. A special meeting of council will likely be held on the matter later this week. Council was told by W. G. Sutherland of Alberta Govern- ment Telephones Monday that balloting in communities around Lethbridge indicate that at least eight of the nine are in favor of the system. It would end long distance charges between the com- munities and the but increase phone and Lethbridge residents have to approve it before it will come in. a raise a lot of people could do without only a small minority will benefit from said Aid. Ferguson. But Aid. Ed Bastedo said city businesses would while Aid. Tom Ferguson remarked that only three toll- free calls a month would pay for the increase in rent. Mr. Sutherland told council that the system would be in- stalled if a simple majority of the ballots returned are for it. Ballots go out to all Lethbridge phone subscribers Jan. 4. Mr. Sutherland the earliest new cables and office equipment would have to be installed in the surrounding towns. Calls would increase 10 to 11 times he said. Council won't pay 1974 CFMM fee Despite accusations by Aid. Bill Kergan that city council was bunch of council decided Monday not to pay its 1974 membership fee to the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities. exn6ct these other communities to pay the way while-we take the said Aid. Kergan. But Aid. Vera who has always supported the other side of the recurring debate on the said the city wasn't getting much from its membership in the CFMM anyway. a practical point of this is really set up for the large she said. the ones that control and they're the ones that benefit from Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff seems to me we really don't get anything from this not designed to help communities like Mayor Andy a long-time supporter of the national said while the CFMM conventions may not be that rewarding to aldermen their resolutions are taken seriously by the federal cabinet. the smaller cities like Lethbridge are going to cop out of it. the large cities will rule the he said But Aid Ferguson countered do A resolution submitted by Deputy Mayor Hembroff that council not pay the 1974 fee of carried 4-3 with Mayor Anderson. Aid. Kergan and Aid. Tom Ferguson voting against it. ART STUDIO ON FIFTH City employees honored FOX DENTURE CLINIC 1321 PHONE 327-8565 E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB. 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. I I Silver trays recognizing 25 years of service were presented to five city employees by council Mon- day. they went to police chief Ralph police S. Sgt. Bill Brummitt. city assessor Art power plant man Walter Ciok and transit i Available in any amount at our Restaurant or Take Home Stores GREAT CHRISTMAS We Invite Your For further Inlormrtlon phorw our UMKMMEflHMMW ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SctnvirtzBldg.2225thSt.S. Phont 328-4095 department mechanic George Price. City homeowners who pay their 1974 property taxes early will get an increased rebate next year Council Monday passed a bylaw upping from five to per cent the interest paid by the city on pre-paid taxes. Anyone who pays his taxes before March 1 will collect the interest on the amount of his taxes from the date he pays them until June 30. Council accepted an in- surance settlement of close to Monday on the Henderson Lake baseball stadium destroyed by fire this summer. An initial payment of about is to be paid the city and the balance paid on com- pletion of replacement of the stadium facilities. PAINTINGS and DRAWINGS by Judith Nickol. B.A. and Don Frache 710-5 AVE S LETHBttlDCE-ALTA HEINO DEEKEN Manager WANTED DENTAL RECEPTIONIST Please reply in writing stating qualifications and age to Box Herald. FURNACES SHEET METAL WORK POWER HUMIDIFIERS AIR CONDITIONING by Carrier and Alcon Refrigeration yi4-43rd8t.S. Phone 327-5616 Santa' Attache Case Pen Sets Desk Calculators CHINOOK Steno Chairs Desk Pads Desk Sets CHINOOK STATIONERS 327-4591 JUST ARRIVED A New Shipment of the Fantastic POLAROID SX-70 CAMERAS Film and Flash Bulbs TERRY BLAND PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. 'CARRIAGE HOUSE' 1238 3rd Ave S Phone 327-2673 COLLEGE MALL Phone 329-021 1 TABER STUDIO Phone 223-2402 ;