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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUPERIOR 13 DAY MEXICAN FIESTA FOR CO-OF MEMBERS Departing from Calgary January 19th, 1971 Only per person Based on double occupancy For reservations and information contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Cenlro Village Phono 328-3201 or 328-8184 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The LctWnridgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lcthbridgc, Alberta, Tuesday, December 22, 1970 PAGES 13 TO 24 PLANNING A PARTY? SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE I (Special Prices on Built Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Avc. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 MM Dnvt Ph 3287751 Lethbridge and Medicine Hat not part of ACT cable TV plan By JOIN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer It appears that Lethbridge and Medicine Hat cable sys- tems will not form part of the Alberta Government Tele- phones' 10-city cable television plan. Under the plan, an ACT mic- rowave set-up would transmit one commercial and one edu- cational American channel to Alberta viewers in 10 centres. Transmission is expected to start next fall in the first of the centres, Edmonton and Cal- gary. However. Lethbridge and Medicine Hat have had cable systems for about five years, neither of them requiring mic- rowave. Both systems utilize an I off-air pick-up which a provin- cial microwave system would not affect. Doug Shackleford, manager of Cablevision Lethbridge Ltd., indicated the company is not interested in opting into the microwave system because it will carry a U.S. educational channel. The Lethbridge system cur- rently carries two commerical American channels from Great Falls, Montana. Mr. Shackleford said viewers would not appreciate the re- placement of a commercial sta- tion for an educational. Also, the Great Falls sta- tions between them carry items from all three American net- works, CBS, NBC and ABC The ACT plan proposes transmitting both its educa- cational and commercial chan- nels from Spokane, Washing- ton, but each of the three com- mercial Spokane channels are affiliated with a different net work. Instead of receiving a samp ling of programs from all three U.S. networks. Alberta viewers will presumably be forced to watch only one. Mr. Shackleford also suggest ed southern Alberta v i c w ere would be dissatisfied with the U.S. educational channel, which features National Educational Television shows over the Pub' lie Broadcas ting System because PBS does not schedule as many hours daily as commercial channels. The Canadian Radio-Teleu sion System has set out guide- lines requiring that cable tems carry one educational and one commercial channel. However, Mr. Shaekleford said both Lethbridge and Medicine Hat systems have channels available for local and-or pro- vincial educational programs, but neither municipalities nor the province has taken the offer up. He said he doubted if the CRTC would look favorably on a competing system which at- tempted to enter the southern Alberta market tlirough the ACT plan. The CRC is "not in the habit" of granting license for over-wiring of an area already getting cable. If the CRTC did indicate in- terest in a competitor, Mr. Shackleford said Cablevision Lethbridge "would be forced" to join the microwave system. However, "we'd scream bloody murder over the educa- tional channel being A m e r i- can" MFC appeals to be heard January 14 January 14 has been set as the date for a Development Appeal Board hearing regard- ing the Municipal Planning Commission decision approving a high rise hotel in Stoppers' World. Also on the agenda for the p.m. meeting are appeals on MFC rulings on a crema- orium in Mountain View Cemetery and a small apart- ment block to be built by Fio- rino Homes Ltd. Both the hotel and the crematorium have been ap- >ealed by residents of the ad- acent neighborhoods. Delega- ions to MPC meetings have stated in both cases the de- were considered unsuitable for areas close to private residences and would detract from the value of resi- dential property. MERKY CHRISTMAS-Students at the Leth- bridge Collegiate Institute, taking advantage of their school's new addition and its large windows, have paint- ed a number of Christmas murals for passers-by to see. Multi-lingual signs saying "Merry Christmas" are added under each window mural: in this picture, on the left the English version, and one the right the German ver- sion, Froehliche Weihnachten. The colorful paintings will be left up throughout the holiday season. Fish eye lens composition by Walter Kerber Some blame shopping hours Christmas sales sli Indications f r o m a variety of Lethbridge merchants are that while sales may be down slightly this month compared with a year ago, things aren't as bad as they had thought they might be. Mistletoe, holiday hazard for gals like Carol Hancock CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB tower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BIDG. PHONE 327-2822 Snow ridges being cleared The ridges of packed snow on city streets are being attacked this week by a team of road- graders. For Your Christmas Table IT CAKE (Dark and Light) PLOM PUDDINGS MINCE PIES TARTS CHRISTMAS COOKIES SVEN ERICKSEN'S FINE FOODS BAKERY With an above-average snow- fall and only half-hearted Chi- nooks, the ridges have been building up in recent weeks. Some of them in the median strip of major traffic arteries have become almost a foot in height. The graders put the snow into windrows, where it is picked up by a loader. The main areas to be cov- ered are I3th St. S. and down- town. ANCIENT CURE Seaweed, used as a poultice nearly 5.000 years ago, still is placed under bandages to pro- mote healing. Warm air makes bid in south The ridge of arctic air which during the past week deadlock- ed with the southerly low pres- sure system, has finally won out bringing a return to sunny skies and slightly warmer tem- peratures. The ridge advanced east ward overnight, and while temperatures this morning al Lethbridge and west to the mountains hovered around zero, Medicine Hat was shiver- ing at 30 below zero. The over, night low at Lethbridge Mon- day night was 11 below. Today and Wednesday, tem- peratures at Lethbridge should ire about 15 above during the day, and about 10 below over- night. Winds will be light. Monday's high and low were six above and 23 below respec- tively. Folk singer at Pavilion Wednesday Folk-singer composer Tom Norlhcott of Vancouver, one of the latest young Canadian en- tertainers to approach nation- al and international stardom, will appear at the Exhibition Pavilion Wednesday at 9 p.m. Northcott, who has been seen on both national Canadian tele- vision networks, has made such hit records as 1941, Sunny Godge Street, Girl from the North Country and the recent I Think It's Going to Rain. Last November he appeared with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a performance of his own composition, God Created Woman. Formerly with Warner Bros. Records, he and two partners have since established their own recording c o m p a n y, Studio 3. Also on Wednesday's pro- gram will be a six-man rock band from Regina, Flying Colors. Tickets will be available at the door of the pavilion. McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. xmm STORE M MMI 29.95 Open til! 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for your Christmas Gift Shopping Convenience NEW BUSHNELL EXPO BINOCULARS. Powerful shock- proof fiberglass they float rugged yet lightweight. Only OTHER BUSHNELL 44 QP 1 OQ I BINOCULARS. From OH.53 I ZEISS BINOCULARS...... We have many, many more wonderful gift ideas sure? to see our big displays! 99.00 10 249.00 Don't Forget! to stock up on: FILM FLASH BULBS BATTERIES for Christmas morning and the holidays! McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3RD AVE S., LETHBRIDGE CALL 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY Fencing Wednesday The Lethbridge men's fencing championships will be held Wednesday night at in the Bowman Art Centre. The matches are open to the public, and are free of charge. Prospective new members are also welcome, and club members lend newcomers their equipment so they can try their hand at fencing. Most merchants appear fairly well satisfied with the way things have gone this month but several said: "They could al- ways be better." In a survey by The Herald var- ious merchants, notably out of the downtown area, kept com- ing up with the same solution for improved business: get longer shopping hours in the period prior to Christmas. "We are in business to pro- ride service to the public and make one department store manager said. "It is diffi- cult for many workers to get their Christmas shopping done with the present hours. Out-of- town residents have trouble making it to the city stores be- fore closing time. Longer hours one or two weeks before Christ- mas would help these people and benefit all city mer- chants." In two instances downtown merchants were blamed for the restrictive hours and the hard- ships they work on out-of-town residents as well as city resi- dents. One store manager who said his business was about the same as last December said he will not be satisfied until there are more hours of night shop- ping before Christmas. He sug- gested four to six days of ex- tended hours. Another suggested there should be morn night shopping I two weeks before Christmas. "There is no question longer hours would help both the cus- tomers and the merchants. It would have helped everybody it we had late night shopping two weeks before Christmas. It's been proven in other centres. We would be able to get more people in from the outlying areas." Wheels are going to be put into motion in January in an attempt to circumvent the ob- jections of the downtown mer- chants and obtain rorc late night shopping for Chrisunas next year. Most businesses polled said business this month was on par with last year or down slightly. Somr3 businesses were down drastically while others were up sharply, but thev were the ex- ceptions rather than the rule. It was conceded that the re- cently opened Centre Village Mall had attracted some new business to Lethbridge but it also made the slices of the busi- ness pie a little smaller for the previously established busi- nesses in the city. Most also agreed business had been slower at first but that it was picking up now. The manager of a dime-store said he was happy with busi- ness this year. "We expected more of a loss this year be- cause of the increased compe- tition. "Our sales are down but be- cause of good management our profits are up." It was generally agreed that customers are slightly spending less this year and shopping more. People are buying more essentials and they're not buy- ing as much as in the past. They are shopping much more carefully. Another department store manager said he had projected a slight decrease in sales this month because of the new com- petition but that his store is exceeding expectations. "We're j down from last year hut not clown as much as we thought we'd be. We're quite happy but it would have been better this year without the added compe- tition." One store manager whose sales already are more than for Uie full month last year and whose business in October and November jumped 50 per cent, said he was glad the Cen- tre Village Mall opened. "A check of prices there shows oars Uie same or lower. Our success secret is in diversification and the development of faitli in us." One hobby store reports sales in all areas have suffered. It is difficult to assess the entire picture for some busi- ness is up. for oihers it's down sharply, for still others it's down slightly and some say they are holding their own. For some, toy sales are tremen- dous, for olhers they are down. The true picture will not be known until the end of the month but it doesn't appear that many merchants are suf- i fering. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 R. AKROYD no PLUMBING-HEATING ond GASFITTING 2634 21st Ave. S. For New Installations and Alterations Phone 328-2106 FREE ESTIMATES from Camm's your family Shoe Store LADIES' HANDBAGS In Morocco leathers and wot Ic crinkle patents. Priced from SNOW BOOTS Men's and ladies' simulated seal, from LADIES' SNOWBOOTS Make lovely gifts, Hi cut 14" and 16" glove leathers, offer ski and low cut snow boots m 1 O 40A nylon, suedo or leather, from to v DRESS SHOE AND HANDBAG SETS By Joyce, Air Step, lisa Debs and other brand names. 9 MEN'S PACKARD SLIPPERS In several styles and shades. 4 1 0 i 1 0 Priced at ...................J and? <5 FOR HER A PAIR OF JOYCE SHOES South Alberta ladies just love the hue comfort and up-to-lhe- minute styling by Joyce. m 4i Si a i 1 1 Open All Day Wed. Dec. 23rd until 6 p.m. O Thurs., Dec. til S S m :fzr M P-m- 403 5th Street South ty SHOES spirit of Christmas is in tJie air. ringing tnii joy utni will. Wo. lake this time to extend lo all greetings and ihanlis. ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEAIER SINCE 1925" Cor. 2nd Avo. and 13th St. S., Lethbridgs Phone 328-3301 ;