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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, December 21, 1970- v 35 s A record number of calls is expected by the Alberta Gov- ernment Telephones this Christmas Day. ACT completed Clirist- mas-day calls a year ago. This FINDERS KEEPERS Three-year-old Tom my Buckler, of 635 15th St S went bound- inq out the door the other morning and the first thing he spotted was someone s lost snowball! It was nice, big (boy-height) snowball, almost perfect in shape. Tommy tried to pick it up and throw it, but found it was just a little bit too big for him But next year he'll be big enough. Now if only his mother can find a giant-sized snowball freezer for her home, Tommy will quit silting overnight guard on his new possesion, waitng for next winter.__________________________ Christmas %ellos', break record Loan okayed for low-cost housing plan A loan has been ap- proved to Frandsen Deyelop- ments Ltd. for construction of 16 low-cost experimental hous- ing units in Lethbridge, Cen- tral Mortgage and Housing Corp. announced today. The announcement brings the total mortgage funds for low- cost housing in the city to Engineered Homes Ltd. and Nu-Mode Homes Ltd. have both had projects ap- proved and these are trader construction. A start has also been made on the Frandsen development, in the east Lakeview area. It was begun earlier this month following a ministerial order from Fred Colborne, minister of municipal affairs, author- izing the start. Shirts needed The Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded has issued a request for men's used shirts, required for children to wear when they are finger painting. Anyone with donations of this nature can send them to (he association office at the Dor- othy Gooder School, or leave therri with Mrs. Em Schoepp, 533 18 St. S. year it expects to handle well over the mark. Last year outgoing calls from the Lethbridge area included 1.667 operator-placed calls and directly dialed calls, for a total of long distance calls. Medicine Hat had a total of calls and Brooks had1 a total of 978. Last year's Christinas calls represented a 250 per cent in- crease over those put through on an average business day. Direct-dialed Christmas calls (or the equivalent) placed be- tween 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and 6 a.m. Boxing Day will be put through at reduced "sta- tion night" rates. Calls direct- dialed (or the equivalent) be- tween midnight and 6 a.m. will receive the further reduced "late night 50" rates. The "late-night-50" rate is a 50 cent charge for the first three min- utes anywhere in Alberta. VIC rules for holiday Special arrangements to en- sure the payment of unemploy- ment insurance claims over the festive season were announced today by the Unemployment In- surance Commission. A. E. Freeman, district man- ager of the UIC said, warrants produced by the pay centre Dec. 24 may be picked up by the claimant at his district office be- tween 8 a.m. and noon Dec. 26, Warrants produced by the cen- tre Dec. 31 may be picked up at the district UIC office Jan. 2. Mr. Freeman emphasized that claimants must have their so- cial insurance number cards with them to establish positive identification. in No doubles for drivers is the r Alberta Safety Council rule of thumb for holiday party goers this season. The council is urging party hosts to serve drinks to all drivers in moderation, on the average no more dan one drink per hour. Since double drinks are equivalent to two drinks, hosts should act ac- cordingly. Safety Council surveys indi- cate alcohol consumption is in- volved in 50 per cent of fatal traffic accidents. The chances of causing a traffic accident rise steep- ly with the amount of alcohol a driver has in his blood stream. A level of .15 means chances of causing an accident are 25 times higher. A legal blocd alcohol eon- tent of .08 still means a driver's chances of causing an accident are five times more than normal. Alberta Safety Council gen- eral manager. R. P. Lawrence' said the best way to avoid trou- ble is to refrain from drinking. "If one does drink, limit them to one drink per hour and then Inks out prog wait at least one hour after the last one before dri1 in0 said Mr. Lawrence. Ths council stresses drivers can be assisted in refraining or limiting their drinking by the host if there is a free choice of non-alcoholic beverages ail able on the buffet, especially for that final "one for the road" drink. Games, dancing and other activities will take the central focus from alcohol consump- tion and a variety of party snacks, followed by something hot and filling near the end of the evening, will go a long way to ensure the guests will arrive home safely. "A good way to help people remain in control of their drinking if they will he driving later is to close the bar an hour or so before people begin to said Mr. Lawrence BURN TREATMENT The Canadian Red Cross uses donated blood to derive the blood byproduct, serum album- in used by medical teams in the treatment of cxtens i v e burns and shock. THIS CHRISTMAS GIVE BEAUTIFUL GIFTS OF See our complete selection of gifts of genuine leathers of all types. WALLETS AND KEY CASES UTILITY CASES-BRIEF CASES LEATHER CLUB BAGS Writing Cases C Coin 9 Pocket Secretaries 9 Manicure Sets Jowel Cases Uquor Ccnci Pass Cases S Cigarette and Cigar Cgses Saddles Bridles