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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE UETHCRIDGE HERALD Thursday, 19, 1974 Tourist association will have surplus cash After six years of operating in the red, the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta made it into the black this year. Executive vice-president Frank Smith said this week the association will finish the year with a surplus of after wiping out a 1973 deficit on operations of "It's the first time since the association was formed in 1968 that we've had enough money to work with and do the things we were called upon to do." Mr. Smith said. "This can be attributed to the funding from the city and provincial government." The board of directors recently approved a budget of for 1974-75. Mr. Smith said the budget for 1973-74 was about but only was spent. He said economy in a number of areas resulted in the savings but declined to be more specific. Mr. Smith said visitor spending in Southern Alberta amounted to million this year. He said the tourist industry Incorrect ide ntifica tio n Blood Chief Jim Shot Both Sides, who joined an Indian delegation that met Indian Af- fairs Minister Judd Buchanan in Calgary this week, was in- correctly identified in a photograph which appeared in The Herald Tuesday. The photograph used was of David Grey Eyes. SANGO CHINA "Spanish Lace" Pattern The Sango Scroll in basic black simply formal when trimmed in gold on Sango's nm shape 9 piece set Reg. 289.00 SPECIAL 1999! "Aristocrat" and "Versaille" patterns 45 piece sets. _ AQC Reg. 239.00. 1 SPECIAL AVV Limited Quantities. SHOP EARLY Call Chim 327-5767 DOWNTOWN is one of the major inputs to the Southern Alberta economy, with a total impact of million. Mr. Smith said the provin- cial government announced in November that visitor spending in 1974 in the province amounted to MOO million. The director said success of the travel and convention association this year in Southern Alberta was because of "more money to do the job and a larger staff." "But we could have done better in 1974, and could do better in 1975 if we take ad- vantage of the history of Southern Mr. Smith said. He said the greatest visitor attracting potential lies in the "colorful history" of this part of the province. Mr. Smith said 1975 will also be a good year for tourism in Southern Alberta, forecasting a modest growth in tourism of seven to 10 per cent. "The growth percentage will be down from last he added, "because of the inflation recession problem and the energy problem." But he said the Calgary centennial and the Winter Games will help counter those problems. In 1975 the association will not only work to increase tourism to this area but also to increase the number of conventions and number of delegates coming to Lethbridge. The larger staff, Mr. Smith said, will help in the area of conventions. One employee will work solely on getting organizations and businesses to hold conventions in Southern Alberta. Crash kills Taber man TABER (HNS) Albert Linky, 61, died today in the Taber General Hospital from injuries he suffered in a car- truck accident here Wednes- day afternoon. It is the first traffic fatality here since May, 1966. Mr. Linky was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by Marvin Bowman, which was involved in a collision with a car driven by Don Rempel. The truck was backing out of a driveway at 4733 57th Ave. when the mishap took place. Mr. Linky was thrown out of the truck and his head hit the pavement. Certified Dentil Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 UNIROYAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA 40" RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee MILES 75% MORE HAZARD 20% MORE CAR CONTROL 12% MORE AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety let our Service Department give you a Safety Check on: BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work is comp performed by experts to assure ilete safety and satisfaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR CHARGEX KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBRID6E TABER- CALGARY 1621 3rt Aw. S. 6201 SOtti Avi. 1210 45th AVI. N.E. MOM 327-5J85 Phoni 223-3441 276-5344 DAVE ALLEN WITH UNBANDED MAESTRO Pigeons returned, registration gone By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer A thoughtless act ended Maestro's highly successful racing days on the weekend. Maestro and nine other rac- ing pigeons were stolen Satur- day from the coop in Dave Allen's backyard, 229 North Mayor Magrath Drive. All 10 pigeons have returned. One on Saturday, two on Monday and seven on Tuesday. However, the registration bands around their legs had been cut off. These seamless bands register the birds with the Canadian Pigeon Racing Union in Toronto. Without these bands, put on a pigeon shortly after birth, a pigeon cannot race. According to international rules pigeons cannot be re- banded. In the last four years Maestro has logged more than miles in races. He has flown 740 miles from Fort Nelson, B.C., twice and 560 miles from Fort St. John, B.C., six times. He has won the Fort St. John race at least twice and has won two races from Grande Prairie, Mr. Allen claims. Maestro travels at speeds ranging from 600 to 400 yards a minute depending on the weather. He's made the trip from Fort St. John in one day. Maestro is one of the best pigeons Mr. Allen has raced in 25 years. He says he wouldn't take for the bird. Mr. Allen said most of the 46 birds he owns came from Ken- tucky. He says they're so well bred if they could speak "they wouldn't talk to us." They COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE SNOW VEHICLE V-BELTS Specially Engineered for Snow Vehicles Special new materials and construction techniques are used to produce the new Gates Snow Vehicle variable speed belt It meets the most exacting requirements of snow vehicle transmissions and provides these out- standing benefits Low temperature flexibility Unlimited tpeed Smoother machine operation Extra long life AVAILABLE AT OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 36th St. N. Phone 327-1571 or the Oliver Dealer nearest you have pedigrees "as long as your arm." Mr. Allen believes children were responsible for the thefts because most adults wouldn't be interested in the birds. Only cock pigeons were taken. If adults were responsi- ble they would have taken some hens to breed to the cocks, he suggests. Mr. Allen thinks the parents of the children responsible saw Monday's report of the theft in The Herald, realized these might be the pigeons their children had brought home and told them to free the birds. The birds have a natural homing instinct and returned home immediately. Mr. Allen says he isn't bitter about the incident. In fact, the former manager of Sunrise Ranch, who has work- ed with children all his life, says if whoever's responsible is interested in pigeons he would gladly teach them all he knows. He isn't interested in prosecuting anyone. He claims a few years ago another member of the Lethbridge Pigeon Club had some birds stolen. The member got in touch with the person who had stolen them and instead of prosecuting him taught him about pigeons and the person is now a member of the club. Mr. Allen says Maestro and the other nine birds will be used for breeding. Not only was Maestro's band clipped in the weekend incident but so were the bands of two other birds, Mr. Allen's best prospects for the 1975 racing season. City Scene Accident costs A car truck collision Wednesday at 15th Street and 3rd Avenue South resulted in minor injuries to one person and damage. Lethbridge city police say Wilhelmina Tymensen, 1322 Mayor Magrath Drive, was treated for minor injuries and released from hospital following the collision. The Tymensen vehicle was northbound on 15th Street South about a.m. when it was in collision with an eastbound ce- ment truck driven by Gregory Nemeth, 2905 llth Ave. S., police say. The accident is still under investigation. Gruenwald discussion cancelled The board of directors of the British Control and Informa- tion Centre has re considered and decided to cancel the special meeting to discuss statements made by MLA Dick Gruenwald. The board was to have met this week but centre director Pauline Hoskins said a "general consensus" of the board members agreed not to hold an additional meeting to protest Mr. Gruenwald's Dec. 10 description of the centre as "close to a porno shop." Ms. Hoskins said the matter would probably be "casually discussed" at the board's next regular meeting Jan. 6. Youth pleads innocent Randolph Collier, 16, Hardieville, pleaded not guilty in Provincial court Wednesday to a charge, of break, enter and theft laid after the Parkside Grocery, 503 28th St. S., was broken into Aug. 4. Mr. Collier was remanded until Jan. 16 for trial. Another 16 year old youth has been charged with break, enter and theft in connection with the incident but will appear in juvenile court on the charge as he was a juvenile at the time the offence was committed. A radio and television set were taken in the break in. City teacher to head local A Fleetwood Bawden teacher was elected as the new president of the Lethbridge local of the Alberta Teachers Association Wednesday. Greg Hales, former vice-president of the local, replaces Jerry Heck who resigned as ATA'president and principal of Assumption School to assume the position of superintendent of schools in the northern community of Fort McMurray in January. Mr. Heck was elected to his second term as ATA president in September. In tendering his resignation from the association, Mr. Heck expressed hope that the organization would "continue to offer sound educational advice toward the development of quality education." The association is to choose a vice president to replace Mr. Hales at a general meeting of local ATA members in February. Christmas film series begins A series of family Christmas film shows began today at the Lethbridge Public Library. The shows are being offered Friday, Saturday and Monday at p.m. in the theatre gallery. Each presentation should last about 40 minutes. LCC employees get pay boost Objection raised to senior discount The non faculty employees of the Lethbridge Community College will be presented with a monthly cost of living bonus retroactive to Sept. 1 at the annual college Christinas get together Friday. College President C. D. Stewart will make the cheque presentations that represent a month increases for most employees who are not members of the faculty or ad- ministrators at the college. The department of advanc- ed education this weeek approved a November deci- sion of the college board of governors to grant the cost of living bonus. Concern had been expressed by the college in November that some of their sessional and clerical workers would be receiving a salary that was below the Alberta minimum wage that is effective Jan. 1, if the department didn't approve the board's decision to grant the bonus. The Alberta minimum wage increases to an hour Jan. 1 for employees over 18 years old. A request by senior citizens for the abolishment of all tui- tion fees for continuing educa- tion courses at the Lethbridge Community College for their age group will be forwarded to advanced education minster Jim Foster for response. The LCC board of governors took the action Wednesday despite opposition from chairman Bob Babki and governor Hal Gallup, the stu- dent representative on the board. The two objectors felt the elimination of tuition fees for senior citizens would dis- criminate against other students. "I appreciate the problem of senior citizens being on fix- ed but there are a lot of students who don't even have a fixed income, Mr. Babki pointed out. Mr. Gallup suggested there are students who not only have no income but have little money to live on. Governor Lorene Harrison couldn't agree that senior citizens should continue to pay the fees they do because other students too have limited funds and introduced the mo- tion to forward the request to the minister for his response. "I don't see how we can't go along" with the request when tLe same taxpayers are providing free tuition for senior citizens attending the University of Calgary, she said. The letter of request, presented to the governors by the Retired Teachers Associa- tion of Lethbridge, pointed out that the universities and technical institutes to the north offer free tuition for senior citizens. The University of Lethbridge also agreed to abolish all tuition fees for senior citizens last week in response to a request from the same association. LCC now provides free courses for senior citizens un- der its continuing education program at the senior citizens homes, but charges the stan- dard fee for courses at the college. The advanced education minister must approve all tui- tion fee reductions. However, Mr. Babki felt the board of governors would be "putting him on the spot" by approving the increase and then sending it to him for acceptance. "If he rejects it, he comes out looking like the bad guy and we're the good guys no matter he explained. "I am not too sure we are not doing the same thing" by just sending the request to Ed- monton for his reaction, he said after the board had approved Governor Harrison's motion. Man pleads not guilty, is remanded A 23-year-old Lethbridge district man who pleaded not guilty in provincial court Wednesday to a charge of driving in a manner dangerous to the public was remanded until Jan. 8 for setting of a trial date. Jack Allan Verwoerd was charged after a pedestrian was struck by a car Nov. 15 at 3rd Avenue and 4th Street South. The pedestrian was taken to St. Michael's hospital with multiple fractures. The Crown asked no trial date be set as the pedestrian, Marcus Luk, 525 26th St. A N., is still in hospital. David John MacFarlane, 16, 2017 Palm Road, reserved his plea until Jan. 8 on four charges of theft over Mr. MacFarlane is charged with stealing a wallet contain- ing on Nov. 14 and steal- ing money and air ticket coupons from Time Air Ltd. on Nov. 26, Nov. 27 and Dec. 3. A charge of purchasing a truck from Dunlop Ford in June with a worthless cheque against Mel Hanford of Pincher Creek has been withdrawn. A Dunlop Ford representative told the court the company wished to withdraw the charge. PENNERS PLUMBING 1209 -2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Sctwrtz SU. Phoiw 328-4095 It's not later than you think you can still say FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. 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