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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December 21, 1974 t If Westcastle can't be used: Red Deer Games offer An offer of Red Deer's Ca- nyon Ski Hill to stage Canada Winter Games ski events if Westcastle can't be used was made as a serious alternative, the city's mayor says. Mayor Roy McGregor, in a letter mailed this week to Marc Lalonde, federal health and welfare minister, said the offer is made "to provide the Canada Games committee a suitable alternative. Otherwise, the committee may allocate additional money to a "bankrupt opera- tion which conceivably could be seized by its numerous he said. Asked Friday in a telephone interview if his letter hinted at a "we told you so Mayor McGregor said: "Oh heavens no, Mayor Anderson is a good friend of mine. If it was implied, it certainly wasn't intended." Red Deer was one of five other Alberta communities bidding to stage the Winter Games, which were awarded to Lethbridge Southern Alberta in February, 1973. "It's just an alternative if they've got a problem I don't know if they do, but I heard they Mayor McGregor said Friday. In his letter to Mr. Lalonde, the mayor referred to the ski jumping events having been moved to Devon and added "that possibly the balance of the ski competitions could be relocated to ,the Canyon Ski Hill at Red Deer." Mayor McGregor said he hadn't received a reply as yet, but hadn't expected one this soon because of the Christmas mail rush. Canyon Ski in the Red Deer River valley six miles from the city, has been open since mid-November, using snow-making machines. A new lodge that's one of (he largest in Alberta, has just been opened, Mayor McGregor said. Winter Games officials meantime, have said they anticipate no problem in holding ski events at West- castle. The ski hill is under contract to provide its facilities to the Games, and, Winter Games officials say they will run the hill themselves if necessary. Pot charge reduced to possession A charge of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking against a Lethbridge man Friday was reduced in provincial court to a straight charge of posses- sion of marijuana. Gary Peter Tompkins was charged Sept. 23 after RCMP found two ounces of hashish and a quantity of "elephant weed" a top grade of mari- juana inside the right front hubcap of his car, police said. According to testimony, Mr. Tompkins had gone to Van- couver, bought drugs, cut the insides from two magazines City Scene SMIUEY'S 9 PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 Philips ni-j. OWIIUI DiailB Electric KNIFE with storage tray. In Avocado or Harvest gold. SPECIAL 34 95 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Proposal tabled for discussion A city chiropractor's proposal to develop a 28-acre subdivi- sion two miles west of Lethbridge has been tabled by the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission "pending further an official said Friday. Lawrence Smith, director of ORRPC said Friday further meetings will have to be held with county and possibly city of- ficials before a decision will be made. Seal campaign at 82 per cent The annual Christmas seal campaign has reached 82 per cent of its Lethbridge objective, a director of the Alberta Tuber- culosis Association said Friday. Russ Scarlet said replies, with donations of have been received. The campaign objective is in quest of which letters were sent out. Contributions can be made by mail or through drop boxes in city shopping centres. Persons wanting Christmas seals should the seal office, 415 Canada Trust Building. Fair executive stays election Election of a new executive for the Lethbridge and District Exhibition Association board of directors has been postponed. Doug Shackleford, undergoing surgery in Edmonton, was first vice president in 1974 and is due to take over the president's position in 1975. 'Pass white Christmas likely It won't be a white Christ- mas in Lethbridge if current Chinook conditions persist, but the Crowsnest Pass promises suitable Yuletide conditions. The Kenyon Field weather office reports little hope for MIKE Extra wear For Every Pair 371 -7th Street South Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 wishes for a Christmas season filled x f with merry moments and jolly spirits. And, a big bundle of cheer. precipitation, though temperatures may cool slightly. But in the 'Pass, snow- mobilers can go all the way into British Columbia, says Gene Maruca, Blairmore, vice president of the Crowsnest Pass Trailblazers Snowmobile Club North from Blairmore, enthusiasts follow the pipeline, avoiding the plowed logging road. To the south, the Blairmore Sawmills road is good for snow vehicles, he said. To the west, it's possible to get as far as the Flathead Valley in B.C. North from Bellevue, snow is passable to Daisy Creek. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121, where he put the drugs and shipped the magazines by bus to Taber where he picked them up, court was told at Mr. Tompkins' trial Dec. 13. Following the trial Provin- cial Judge L. W. Hudson reserved his decision until Friday. He said he was not convinc- ed Mr. Tompkins bought the choice grade of material "the best you could get." If he was going to sell it he wouldn't get the best, Judge Hudson said. Court was told Mr. Tompkins has a problem with drugs and would continue to see a psychiatrist. Fred Wasilenko, of Coaldale, who had pleaded not guilty to a charge of placing poison in such a position it could easily be consumed by dogs was remanded until Jan. 3 for trial. He was charged following an incident in Lethbridge July 23. Philip Dusty Horn, 19, of Quinton, Sask. who pleaded guilty to stealing a 1973 CMC truck on Dec. 13 was sentenced to three months in jail. Court was told Mr. Dusty Horn was pursued by RCMP throughout Lethbridge in the truck before he was finally stopped on Mayor Magrath Drive. On Saturday, Mr. Dus- ty Horn was sentenced to 60 days for driving with a blood- alcohol level greater than .08 per cent in connection with the incident. The truck was owned by Terry Anderson of Taber. Sam Yellow Feet, 42, from Cardston was found guilty of unlawfully being in a dwelling and sentenced to two months in jail. Mr. Yellow Feet was charg- ed in October after a man entered a Lethbridge woman's apartment while she was away and ate some food. Leslie Curtis, Rideau Court who pleaded not guilty to a charge of possessing stolen cupboards, was remanded until Jan. 29 for preliminary hearing. Robert Brown, 20, 529 12th St. C N., who has pleaded not guilty to escaping from custody, causing a distur- bance by shouting, refusing to blow for a breathalyzer test and impaired driving was remanded until Jan. 3. Joseph Laszynsky Jr., 19, 930 10th St. S., charged with theft over was remanded until Jan. 3 for election and plea. Mr. Laszynsky was charged after salvage proper- ty of Wawanesa Insurance Company was repotted stolen in August. FOR SALE 2 YEAR OLD "REGENCY" OLDSMOBILE Maroon color, only miles, loaded with extras. In top condition. Contact L. Kohn at: ANGLO STEREO PHOTO or Phone 327-0789 after hours There's Still time to place your order for FLOWERS for CHRISTMAS The MANAGEMENT and STAFF of FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th Street S. Lethbridge Phone 327-5747 SPECIAL Family Dinner FOR 2 ADULTS 1 AND 2 CHILDREN Chicken Chow Mein Sweet and Sour Spareribt Deep Fried Shrimps, Breaded or Pineapple Chicken Chicken Fried Rice ALL FOR ONLY........................ Delivered to Your Hot! 4 95 OPEN WEEKDAYS A.M. TO 2 A.M. NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 11 A.M. TO 9 P M. PHONE THE 327-2297 LOTUS Across From The CPR Depot "Hod" L. Seamans, 83, who was officer in-charge of the Lethbridge Dominion En- tomological Laboratory from 1921 to 1944, died in Ottawa Dec 17. Dr. Seamans won honors for his entomological research and for his activities in the community. In 1938, Prime Minister McKenzie King presented him with the Professional Institute gold medal for meritorious ser- vice. He was an honorary life member of the Entomological Society of Alberta and receiv- ed an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary. He had an interest in youth and sports. He was on the board of directors of the Y.M C.A. and the Henderson Lake Golf Course. For many years he coached the "Y" Aces basketball team, which won honors for Southern Alberta on several occasions. He was also a charter member of the Lethbridge Gyro Club. In 1944, he transferred to tawa to direct Canada's research on crop and livestock insects until his retirement in 1957. He is survived by his widow, Mildred of Ottawa. Drive raised Pupils at Fleetwood Bawden School raised in their annual CARE drive, the school's principal said Friday. Lloyd Flaig said the 480 pupils in Grades 1 to 6 raised the money. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz 5ft St. S. Phone 328-4095 MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information Phone 327-7990 Member of Community Social Service SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. We Service what we sell and guarantee what we service. sur tschnisisr.s gs: your car ready for winter now. SHORT STOP AUTO LTD. 6 Ave. ft Street S. Phone 32V.0lvo 328-6586 Some workers to get five days off WALTER KERBER photos Cup of Music About 400 people heard music ranging from clas- sical guitar to ragtime piano Friday at the Buck Krispie Cup-of-Milk-Fund Concert at the Yates Memorial Cen- tre. Some was raised for the Lethbridge Herald Cup of Milk Fund for starving children in Bangladesh. Ernie Bensler, top, played folk guitar, Garry Kohn, centre, played blue grass and Mark Nelson, bottom, classical guitar. 6HocP Seamans dies Some civil servants will get a five-day Christmas holiday, but many Lethbridge residents will be back at work Dec. 27. All but essential services and the majority of businesses will be closed Christmas, Box- ing Day and New Year's Day. City hall and provincial government offices will also be closed Dec. 27 giving most employees a five-day weekend, with only essential services such as fire, police, and the water treatment plant maintained. Civic employees earned the extra day off by working to- day but the Fri- day holiday for most provin- cial civil servants was granted by Premier Lougheed. Such federal government of- fices as Canada Manpower and the Unemployment In- surance Commission will be open Dec. 27, but closed Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Letter carrier service will stop those three days with the post office lobby closed and no wicket service given. On Christmas arid New Year's all services in and out of Lethbridge will be cancell- ed and on Boxing Day there will be one clearance of all street letter boxes on the Sun- day schedule. The city transit system will operate on its Sunday schedule Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, with one bus serving the north side and another bus the south side on an hourly run from p.m. Banks will be closed on the three holidays, but for the most part will maintain nor- mal hours on Dec. 24, 27 and 31. The two city liquor board stores will close at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and will be closed over Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Both stores will be open regular hours a.m. to 11.30 p.m Dec. 27 and 28. On Jan. 2 they'll remain closed until noon to take stock. Most city retail stores, including department stores FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIOGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. and supermarkets will close by 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, but open normal hours Dec. 27 and 28. For travellers, Greyhound Bus Lines will keep its normal service right through the holi- day season, putting on extra buses as needed. Time Air will be grounded on Christmas Day and will fly its weekend schedule on Box- ing Day and New Year's Day and will also attempt to put on extra sections on flights before Christmas, if needed. City skating rinks and swimming pools will be closed only on Christmas and New Year's Day, with extra ser- vices extended for recreational hockey, family and public skating and swimming on other days. A pee week hockey tourney is set for Dec. 26 and 27 at Henderson Arena. The public library will close early at p.m. Christmas Eve and will be closed Christ- mas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. It will be open as usual Dec. 27 from 9 a.m. to p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 28 from 9 a.m. to p.m. and to 5 p.m. on Sunday, the 29th. It will also close early at p.m. New Year's Eve Both the YMCA and YWCA will be closed Christmas, Box- ing Day and New Year's Day. The YW will keep normal hours otherwise, but the YM will close at 2 p.m. on Christ- mas Eve and New Year's Eve. Plan refused A request by Glen Little Construction Ltd. to build an office addition to the tourist hut on the Highway 3 West brewery hill was refused by the Municipal Planning Com- mission Wednesday. The commission ruled the tourist hut location was un- suitable for permanent office use. MOVING? GUARANTEED SERVICE To SONY, LLOYDS, PIONEER, NORESCO. and moil other of ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 to Serve You ANGLO STEREO A PHOTO SERVICE DIPT. 419 5th Street South Phone 328-0575 CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324-9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Announcement! Bride Books Tnank YOU (24 Hour Service If Necettary) We provide complimentary personalized head table place cards with eacfi order' FREE CUSTOMER PARKING May this Christmas bring you spiritual peace and contentment. It's been a pleasure to serve you. OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 36 Street North, Lethbridge Phone 327-1571 ;