Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, December 20, 1974 ,500 orientations, camp proposed By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald staff writer A request has been made to the city for to help es- tablish an orientation program for senior citizens moving to the new high rise and an outdoor camping program for single-parent families. The Canadian Mental Health Association is trying to establish the programs. In its brief to the city's com- munity services department, the organization says the programs would be designed to prevent mental problems from occurring. "Apartment living creates a good deal of isolation and alienation for the dwellers and this is a major reason for High-rise goodies optional Air conditioned hallways and showers are considered non-essential items in senior citizens' apartment accom- modation when budgets are tight, an Alberta Housing Cor- poration official said Thur- sday. said Hank Starno, the new general manager for Southern Alberta for the cor- poration, "we welcome the resolution from city council and will give it every con- sideration." Council passed a resolution this week asking that showers and air conditioning be put back in the project. Mr. Starno said both could City Scene United Way total The United Way has collected so far, the executive director of the Lethbridge United Way said today. Dave Wilson said the total represents 79.8 per cent of 000 goal. He urged anyone planning to contribute to do it before the campaign ends Dec. 31. The amount collected so far puts the fund well ahead of 1973, when was collected. Car, flagpole taken this week Blanche Cook, 4009 24th Ave. S., reported her 1971 white Mazda stolen from the Civic Centre parking lot to police about 4 p m. Thursday. The car is valued at about A flag and flagpole, valued at were reported stolen from Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant, 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive, on Wednesday. The restaurant's owner, Sven Ericksen, told Lethbridge city police he saw a Ford half-ton truck driving away about 11-30 p.m with the flag and pole in the rear. Minor injuries in accident A two-car accident in the Simpson Sears parking lot Thurs- day resulted in two minor injuries and damage. Lethbridge city police say Dennis G. Derasp, 23, 1222 12th St. C N. was east bound in the parking lot about p.m. when he was in collision with a car driven by Adella Marie Vesseling, 17. 617 24th St. N. who was northbound in the parking lot. The accident is still under investigation Businessman joins U of L staff A Lethbridge businessman has been appointed to the new- ly created fund development Proctor Silex ELECTRIC Ice Cream MAKER 4 quart size Reg. 35.98 SPECIAL 28 88 Call Housewires 327-5767 DOWNTOWN officer position at the Univer- sity of Lethbridge. Jim R. Dunstan, now manager of Richardson Securities Ltd., will assume his new position Jan.l. The position was created to establish and develop funding for university development. It will be Mr. Dunstan's duty to make a list of projects and facilities the university cannot fund from regular resources and solicit donations and gifts to fulfill the needs. He is also to give executive and staff support to the Alumni Association. Mr. Dunstan has been ac- tive in the Friends of the University organization and participated in its scholarship drive. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. 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Other surveys, Mr. Starno added, show that less than one in four senior citizens will use showers. The two items were removed, Mr. Starno said, as a value judgment, when the corporation, facing severe budget restrictions, negotiated with the low bidder on the project to bring its price down "There are some luxuries we can't afford if we're going to try and provide good basic housing and enough units around the Mr. Starno said. "We felt in this case, the money we saved (by not putting in air conditioning and showers) could be better used in other parts of the building, such as better quality he said. However the decision is not irreversible it's happened before with a seniors' high- rise in Calgary. Hardieville family told to clean lot A Hardieville family, left homeless after fire destroyed its trailer Nov. 25. has been ordered to clean a lot before Jan 1. The Barons Eureka Health Unit and the County of Lethbridge are pressing Wells Collier to remove fuel oil tanks, junked cars and per- sonal effects before the coun- ty removes the Collier's charred trailer, an abandoned outbuilding and derelict privy. Although the county has volunteered its help, Mr. Collier is giving the county "no co Coun Steve Slemko told county council Thursday. "We're getting the same old runaround we always get with the the councillor complained "His attitude is that no one can do anything to him in Har- said Coun. Slemko. Lethbridge residents have responded to his family's predicament, he added, but "as soon as you ask him for something, you get nothing." Clean up requests from the county, made to the Colliers before the Nov. 25 blaze, also received no response "We've sent several registered letters as soon as the Colliers know it's registered, they don't pick it up" Phil North, solicitor for the county, said the Colliers have been warned they face legal action if they refuse to clean up their Hardieville lot before Jan. 1. RENDER'S PLUMBING 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 INSURANCE HOME FARM We Can Save You Money SEEUSSOONI FOKSTfR HGfNCY 706 3rd. S. 327-2783 mental illness in people who are retired. "We would hope to prevent mental illness in this group by providing a knowledge of facilities available in the city and teaching new skills which are necessary in a changed the organization says in the brief. Many of the people who will be moving to the senior citizens' high rise have already faced a great deal of stress because they have been moved from their homes because of downtown redevelopment. "Now they face the tremen- dous stress of moving into a completely new environment in an apartment the submission says. CMHA has asked for to help fund this program which would include educa- tion in coping with new appliances, social programs and information about city facilities. The application for a city grant on both programs will have to be scrutinized by the community services advisory committee which will make recommendations to council. "With senior citizens com- prising a large part of the pop- ulation, activity and social programs for the older person cannot be considered as frills, but must be considered integral to community the CMHA says. In its other program, the organization proposes to organize a week-long camp for single-parent families to strengthen "normal aspects" of each family member's lives. "Many children of divorced or separated parents are termed "high risk" because of the emotional disruption of losing one parent. "Our basic goal in this program is to assist each child and parent to strengthen the child's potential to become a full, functioning, human being and help the parent gain self confidence as new communication and 'parenting' skills are the agency says. "The closeness of living together for a week in a com- munity of others, stimulated by the outdoor experience can accomplish more in growth than a year of counselling in weekly the CMHA says. "The camp we propose would provide an opportunity for families to have fun, to share and to grow together. "They can expand their sense of togetherness and to express jointly their feelings about being a family." The mental health associa- tion points out the rental of the Canyon Church camp near Waterton is set at Shooting bylaw misfires The County of Lethbridge may have missed the mark with its anti-shooting bylaw, but council has renewed its efforts to make the bylaw stick. The bylaw, approved Sept. 18, prohibits shooting on county road allowances and im- poses a minimum fine of for first offences and for subsequent violations. But the bylaw, which came under fire from the Alberta Fish and Game Association, has failed to receive necessary approvals from two provincial ministers. In a letter read by council Thursday, Bill Isbister, deputy municipal affairs minister, says the coun- ty's anti-shooting bylaw contravenes recent amendments to provin- cial law. Bill 30, which modifies the Municipal Government and Fish and Wildlife Acts, allows gun control bylaws like the county's only after approvals from the ministers of both lands and forests and municipal affairs. Mr. Isbister's letter, which fails to give his department's approval, asks the county to reconsider the bylaw. "It looks as if our bylaw was out of Reeve Dick Papworth said. "I'd like to see the bylaw fired Coun. Lloyd Trapp. "So Joe Balla (past president of the provin- cial fish and game association) wins shot back Coun. Steve Slemko. Council decided 5-1 to refer the misfiring bylaw to its solicitor for further study. Most Games spectators expected from South About 95 per cent of Winter Games spectators are ex- pected to be Southern Alber- tans and commercial accom- modation for the other five per cent should only be a problem for the first few days Commissioner not yet appointed A conciliation com- missioner has yet to be ap- pointed to mediate talks between the Alberta Hospital Association and the Health Sciences Association of Alber- ta, a union official said today. Kathy Trefanenko, ex- ecutive secretary of the HSAA, said in a telephone interview from Edmonton that conciliation was applied for when salary talks broke down. The union moved down twice from its starting proposal, but the AHA held firm at a month, she said. The HSAA represents several paramedical professions in Alberta Hospitals. The AHA holds bargaining rights for most hospitals in the province. Certified Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. Lower PHONE THOMAS ORGANS AT PRUEGGERS "LARGE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM 530 5th Street South Phone 329-3151 of the event, a Games official said Wednesday. Doug Dunlop, public relations chairman for the Games, said the Games socie- ty here has done little national advertising to attract tators from other parts of the country. A Herald survey published Monday showed most city hotels are already booked solid, with many reservations made by Games organizers for visiting dignitaries, sports officials and media personnel. The survey showed there were not many commercial beds left for out of town spec- tators. Mr. Dunlop said most of the VIP accommodation should be available for others after the first few days of the events. He added Games organizers have not done an extensive selling job nation-wide and most publicity has not been a pitch to "come to the Games." Most advertising in other provinces is left to provincial sports directors to organize, he stressed. The Games has spent about 85 per cent of its advertising budget in Southern Alberta, about 10 per cent provincially and five per cent nationally. Direct advertising, publici- ty tours and paid ads, has lightened Games' coffers by he said. This included a national publicity tour in which of- ficials spoke with media and government officials in other provinces about provincial in- volvement in the Games. The direct advertising ex- penditure has been the largest of all areas in public relations for the event. Other ads such as posters and billboards have been largely sponsored by cor- porations and government, he said. RICK ERVIN photo Sore-looking nose An angry-looking pooch had a nose to match his master's crumpled van following an accident at 5th Ave. and 7th Street South yesterday about 11 p.m. The driver of the van was William Hasulak, 63, 526 7th Ave. S. Four persons were injured slightly in the other car, a station wagon driven by Robert Browning, Calgary. Recreation plan suggested By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer The County of Lethbridge must replace its "harum scarum, belter skelter" ac- tions with a recreation policy that is "spelled one councillor says. Freshman councillor Lloyd Trapp said Thursday that county ratepayers "are not getting a fair shake." Guilty plea changed to innocent A 44-year-old Calgary man who pleaded guilty Nov. 20 to a charge of assaulting a 2Vz- year-old Lethbridge girl caus- ing her bodily harm changed his plea to not quilty in provin- cial court Thursday. The man, Elwin Frank Jensen, is charged with assaulting Nicole Wright on Oct. 26. A new charge of assaulting the girl's four-year- old sister, Natalie, on the same day and causing her bodily harm was read in court. The girls' mother, Koren Wright, 24, 82117th St. S., has also been charged in connec- tion with the incident. She's charged that on Oct. 26, know- ing Mr. Jensen had assaulted Nicole, she helped him es- cape. On the charge of assaulting Nicole Wright Mr. Jensen was remanded until Jan. 8 for preliminary hearing. On the charge of assaulting Natalie Wright he reserved his elec- tion and plea, as did Mrs. Wright on her charge, also un- til Jan. 8. Since the incident Mrs. Wright's children, Nicole, Natalie and another child, seven have been made wards of the Department of Health and Social Development. Mr. Jensen's lawyer, Ross Wilde, in requesting his client be allowed to change his plea on the charge of assaulting Nicole Wright said: "It has come to my attention someone else caused the bodi- ly harm that came to this lit- tle girl." His client pleaded guilty to the charge to protect someone else, he said. Crown Prosecutor, Vaughn Hartigan, strongly opposed Mr. Wilde's request. He said the accused knew what he was doing when he entered his plea. He entered the plea, in the presence of counsel, in "unmistakeable and unambiguous terms." Fear of punishment should not be a reason for changing a plea, Mr. Hartigan said. Provincial Judge A. H. Elford said: "It's dangerous for me not to allow the accus- ed to withdraw his plea." Provincial Judge Elford said if the accused had heard the particulars of the charge at the time it was read he might not have allowed him to change his plea. George Baugh, 60, 1822 19th Ave. S., who pleaded guilty Dec. 4 to a charge of placing poison in a position it could be easily consumed by dogs on Sept. 14 was given a two year suspended sentence. A charge that Mr. Baugh had done the same thing on Dec. 2 was withdrawn by the crown. The outspoken Barons farmer said county taxpayers are paying for recreation ser- vices enjoyed by residents of towns and hamlets. Recrea- tion spending, he added, is hidden. "We say we're only spending one and one half or two mills on recreation. "The reatepayer doesn't know how much he's spending on Coun. Trapp said. "I feel we're going to have to sit down and assess recrea- tion Every meeting'we have in this room, we deal with recreation." "I feel we should be in recreation, but we shouldn't be in it on a chicken feed basis. "We should have a he repeated. Coun. Trapp's comments followed a request from the Monarch community hall board, asking council for to help renovate the outside of Monarch Hall. Coun. Miro Tomasta said community halls like the one in Monarch "have to be looked after." "If they get into difficulty, it's up to the council to bail County helps fill fund cup The County of Lethbridge bought cups of milk dur- ing its annual review of charitable donations Thur- sday. Among donations to nine in- stitutions totalling county council agreed to contribute to The Herald's Cup of Milk Fund for needy Bangladesh children. Other grants included: to Iron Springs Unifarm local 1435; Iron Springs Reformed Church; Monarch Reformed Church; Canadian Cancer Society; Salvation Ar- my; Canadian National Institute for the Blind; Canadian Mental Health Association; Heart Fund. To All Our Valued Customers and Friends A Very Merry Christmas and All the Best in the Coming Year RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN POR8CHE AUDI 3rd Aw. Wd 8. them Coun. Tomasta said. Coun, John Murray said the Monarch request won't be the last: "Two months later, someone else will come in here with another request for Council agreed to table the grant application from the Monarch hall board. Borrowing bylaws approved Bylaws allowing the County of Lethbridge to borrow million for two school pro- jects received final approvals from county council Thurs- day. Council gave final reading to a bylaw to borrow money for extensive renovations to Coalhurst High School. Also receiving final reading was a bylaw for renovations to Noble Central School in Nobleford. Total cost of the two pro- jects has been estimated by architect George Robins at million in mid Octiber, but soaring construction costs have since pushed costs to million. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4095 PHARMACY FACTS from O.C.STUBBS 3ft Let's Be Sure It's Really A Merry Christmas With all the holiday ex- citement I certainly don't want to sound like a wet blanket. But, for just a moment at least, isn't it worthwhile to calmly consider safety for your family during the Christmas-New Years season? Every year we hear of fires caused by the faulty wiring of Christmas tree lights as well as shocks and even electrocutions. And I well realize you're going to be seeing and hearing endless admonitions against driving while drinking. 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