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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SKI VACATIONS Inquire re Ski Holidays available Banff Laurentians Colorado ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Phono 328-3201 The LctWnridgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, December 28, 1971 PAGES 9 TO 18 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA SEE US FOR AIL YOUR OPTICAL NEEDS Buses holiday season By RIC SWIHAHT Staff Writer Tilings are busting out all over for the Lofhbriclgo Grey- hound Bus Lines depot this fes- tive season, with slaff increases and new scheduling necessary to cope with the added work. William Beatlie, depot mana- ger, said business, both passen- ger and express, has increased by three time during Decem- ber, compared with November. There are now five daily re- turn trips to Edmonton origin- from the city. The spe- cial executive coach leaves Lethbridge each morning at a.m. and six arid a half hours later arrives in the capi- tal city. Passengers who go to the end of the line do not have to leave their seats during the trip. The other buses leave at a.m., a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. This special schedule will be in effect until Jan. 15. In addition, the a.m. and 2 p.m. buses are non-stop ex- presses to Calgary. The executive coach leaves Edmonton at p.m., arriv- ing back in the city at p.m. Mr. Bcaltie said there is only one bus into and one out of the city each day which carry ex- press freight, and during this Christmas season, both have been packed every time. Storage space is congested to the point the employees don't know where to put it, he said. "We have had to increase our express room staff to three full- time he said. "We are using all the space available, even the garage." He said the passenger service from the city is just as busy. "Mrs. Seeley is in the ticket booth from a.m. to 10 a.m. and she never gets a chance to leave. "It has run this way the whole holiday season." Mr. Beattie said road condi- tions haven't helped or hamper- ed business. He said many peo- ple are "just plain afraid" of the intoxicated driver during the holiday season. "They would rather use the bus than face the dangers from the intoxicated driver, and this is a big part of the increased passenger he said. "This is especially true be- tween Lethbridge and Edmon- ton." He said the runs wilh connec- tions in Fort Macleod to Van- couver are exceptionally busy this season. There are two buses which connect for the coast, at a.m. and 2 p.m. The 2 p.m. bus arrives in Vancouver at a.m. the next day and is a favorite with many passengers. Another reason for the in- creased pcssenger use is the lack of a train dayliner service. Mr. Beattie said even some people with CPR passes are now using the bus. In addition, he said, the ex- ecutive coach connects with east west CMP passenger trains in Edmonton. The bus even stops at the Edmonton railway station. Bent Thomson handles record express shipment King Cole ends tonight Tonight is the last perform- ance of Old King Cole. The show is the sixth annual pantomine produced by the Al- lied Arts Council. Winstan Jones is Old King Cole, and Kirk Jensen and Lin- da Johnson are featured as comedy and female leads. The show was written and directed by Muriel Jolliffe. The program begins at this evening in the Yates Mem- orial Centre. Tuxis parliament suggests increase in Canada's foreign aid spending Canada's foreign aid policies were high on the agenda of the 52nd session of the Tuxis and Older Boys' Parliament as it convened for its second sitting Monday at the Univers- ity of Lethbridge. The model parliament con- forms to House of Commons procedure but positions are provincial, except when nation- al concerns are dealt with. The parliament feels that the lack of parties simplifies the sessions and also assists great- ly in objective discussions and decisions. City council talks budget City council and the adminis- tration got together today to hash out the budget for 1072. Last week, City Manager Tom Nutting presented the bucl- HUMIDIFIERS AND FURNACE AND REFRIGERATION SERVICE Charlton Hill Ltd. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-3388 get to council asking for appro- val of a 2 mill increase over the 1971-70-mill levy. The proposed budget calls for expenditures of next year. The projected revenues equal that amount with to come from the tax levy. For 1971, the estimated ex- penditures to the end of the year total and the revenues are estimated at Mr. Nutting has asked coun- cil to approve the budget be- fore the end of the year. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 the was After a short question period, there followed a discussion oi an amendment to the speech from tiie throne. The amend- ment, which questioned government's leadership defeated. The first resolution of the sitting was concerned with Ca- nadian policy for foreign aid. It was suggested that Can- ada's economic aid to under- developed nations be increased to one per cent of the Gross National Product, to be ad- ministered by i n t ernatiinal agencies. Tuxis said a national orga- nization would be biased and not in the interest of the world in general. The cost of redis- tribution by a national agency was estimated at three times the financial aid. In opposition to this, delegate Don Teeuwsen questioned why Canada was sending money to other countries at all when il was needed to resolve such in- ternal problems as slums and unemployment. He said that to feed the world population, complete world co- operation was essential and he could not foresee this. In referring to the amount spent by Canada on defence, director of visitations Michael Check-land asked the House "If Canada can spend that much on destroying people, why can't we spend that mucih on helping Neil Hughes, minister of ar- chives, said he considered for- eign aid to he the best way for Canada to exercise her role in CAMM'S AFTER-CHRISTMAS I HOLIDAY SALE! 3 DAYS ONLY-DECEMBER 29th-30th-31st HURRY FOR THESE NEW YEAR BARGAINS AIL TEEN CHUNKY HEELS GOING AT LESS THAN Vl PRICE (5 ALL LOW CUT SNOW BOOTS AFTER.CHRISTMAS SALE 9.99 ALL DRESSY SNOW BOOTS 20% OFF Wet Looks, Leathers, and Sucdci, ALL TEENAGE FLATS Regular to 15.00 AFTER.CHRISTMAS SALE FAMOUS JOYCE SHOES Short and Discontinued Lines. Reg. to 13.00. AFTER.CHRISTMAS SALE 13 ,99 THIS WEEK'S STORE HOURS: Wednesday 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Fridny 9 a.m. 6 p.m. CAMM'S 403 Sth Street S. SHOES i the world. He felt that in the last 40 years Canadians have been completely without for- eign policy. The discussion of the foreign aid question was continued in the Tuxis third sitting Monday evening. The resolution was passed with a vote of 50 in favor and 20 opposed. Topics for discussion in the next few days include Cana- dian nationalism, AlCan, com- pulsory joh corps and legaliza- tion of marijuana. The resolutions to be dis- cussed are drawn up in the fall during a meeting of the Tuxis government and opposi- tion. Any decisions or opinions ex- pressed during the annual ses- sions which tire parliament feel are pertinent are passed on to the Alberta government for consideration. Tdc public is welcome to at- tend the sittings held after- noons and evenings in Room C740 at the U of L until Dec. 31. receivers By JIM MAYBIE Staff Writer Purity Dairy Co-op Limited lias been in receivership since Dee. 17. J. G. Davidson, an Edir.on- ton chartered accountant, was appointed receiver when the provincial Treasury Branch, to which Purity owes million, called its loan. Mr. Davidson said his job is to take over as manager of the company to get it back on Its feet again. A full time manager will hired in the near future, he told The Herald in a telephone interview, to operate Purity'? plants at Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Taber and Medi- cine Hat. The five plants employ 160 persons a.nd have an annual payroll of 51.1 million. New policies were adopted by Purity prior to going into receivership on tte recommen- dations of a management, con- sulting firm which had been working with the company for three months, Mr. Davidson said. The company definitely will be carrying on, he said, and H plans to increase volume b y obtaining additional accounts. No great changes are planned immediately, such as consolidation, and there will be no further cutbacks, Mr. David- son said. Unsecured creditors had their accounts frozen at the Dec, 17 level and have been guaranteed payment on all sup- plies and sendees provided after that date. When the company gets back on its' feet, payments are to be made to creditors whose ac- counts were frozen on Dec. 17. The majority of suppliers have agreed to tli3 scheme, Mr. Davidson said. A reappraisal of the success of the company iinoer receiver- ship is to be made in sb: months. There will be no problems with staff, Mr. Davidson said. Salaries, wages and staff bene- fits are priority and will be maintained. The Treasury Branch lias se- cured sufficient assets to cover ilw Purity debenture, Mr. Davidson said. The co op also owes Purl'ly Dairy Ltd. (the Fahbis of Lethbrklge) more Time Airways traffic up 30 per cent for holiday For Stub Eoss, president of Time Airways Ltd., the gift from Santa Clans this year was a boost of up to 30 per in the payload of the Leth- bridge based scheduled air- Business has been so good this; year thai for the first sum- mer in the airline's year history, there was no cut-down in sendee last July and Au- gust, normally a slow season for commercial air traffic m Alberta. "The volume of passenger and c-argo traffic was 20 to 30 per cent up from normal last Thursday and Friday and is again expected for Mr. Ross said. U of L-ers Instructors and employees at the University of Letlibricig.') were delayed in getting to work today by a four-foot snow drift. The drift blocked the access road to the campus until about a.m. when it was cleared by a snow plough from the uni- versity. The four aircraft of Time Airways two de HaveUami Twin Otter 18s, carrying 38 passengers each, one Cessna 402 and one Beech carrying eight passengers each norm- ally service 150 passengers a day, he said. According to Mr. Ross, the rush was due to holiday visits and reunions throughout the province. The volumno of traffic is also expected to rise, "but during the New Year holidays. BISSETT ELECTRIC (1971) 226 12 St. A. North Phone 327-7508 NOW UNDER THE NEW OWNERSHIP OF LEON J. CZAJKOWSKI Authorized Dealer and Service Centre for Sip' BRITISH SEAGULL The Best Outboard Motor for the Worldl SEAGULL McCready-Baines Pharmacy A Friend the family can rely on! Prescription? Phone In It Gets There Fast! When you're confined to bed, or just when you don't feel well enough to pick up a prescription call us. We deliver! McCREADY-BAfNES PHARMACY LTD. CHARGE? 614 3rd Avo. S. Phono 327-3555 LEROY'S PLUMBING AND GASFiniNG Phone 328-8403 LEROY ER1ENDSOM STRETCH STITCHES GIT THI FACTS riff, ago ELNA FAIL Strttch Now conpitlton am getting vxclttd Our 1956 (15 SUFPRMATIC can do than our pttluri' 1071 moduli. enrr. ELNA SUPER. rAWi: MATIC h rot.d the OONTtinr UNTIL you nr P fur frat Mntou SEWING CENTRE 401 Sth Sfrt.l South Phon. 397-M77 or than SI million, he said. Purity Dairy Ltd. has socrmcl call on the assets. Purity Dairy Co-op Limited purchased the opera- tion from Purity Dairy Ltd. Prisoners CT! hnstmas Santa was good to and conduct record A handful of prisoners at (h? provincial jail. Lcthbridga Correctional short term releases have tute were given special leaves o go home and visit excellent therapeutic value and relatives over the the prisoners said a prison mas Sixteen prisoners, both young and old, were given leaves lauded the provincial legislation allowing the practice one to three days, to spend time at it is claimed, has an enormous rehabilitative value. The length of leave depended on distance to the balance of the 104 prisoners, currently guests of so- destination, family circumstance men with families and government, were .rented lo spacial seasonal acti- younger offenders- with such as good entertainment and food. entertainment consisted Cars sports and bingo, and were supplemented by various entertainment groups from the Lelh- fence., crea who volunteered their time. Those who were not issued each leave passes were eith er visited by friends and rela- or shared a special fee Tliree injuries and atxnil damage resulted of comradeship over the holiday period, the spokesman said night when cars driven hv Monte Harker, 2300 23rd Ave. S. and David Robertson, 1117 prisoners, Including those who did not have anyone visit St. S., coDided with cadi other, a fence and a house. City police report the Keith Johnson home, 2010 20th St.. S., was struck by both vehicles were said to be in as best a frame of mind for Christmas, as circumstance would permit, he said. Prison officials say the prisoners will receive additional owing a glancing collision at New Year's, but lhat 'M St. S. shortly after a special leaves will be issued Mr. Harker and two that day. oors Barry Blumel of and Richard Lanz of were taken to Lethbridge Municipal Hospital where this ing they remained in police investigated a An investigating police constable said before the in at the Lctlibridge public school district school struck the house they 1703 2nd Ave. N., up about 50 feet of a morning. Nothing was re- stolen. HAVE MOVED FILM DIETRICH LOWEST CLINIC FAST PICKUP -Sth St. S. DELIVERY 122 Sth Street BLDG. Phone 328-2862 (24 ;