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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD uvcemovr Man fined on driving charges A member of a travelling rock band was fined nearly in provincial court Thurs- day on four charges arising DUt of a chase through city streets Christmas Eve. Mervin Dwane formerly of Saskatchewan and Medicine pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving while his licence was possession of another person's licence and no .aillight on his motorcycle. Police tried to stop Jeske 'or the taillight violation when le fled. Police chased him hrough the downtown area at speeds of up to 75 miles an and through several red ights and stop signs. not from leske told Provincial Judge L. N. Hudson. said he cops here were and I Then he police iren't so bad after College Mall plans addition An application has been made by College Mall Shopp- ing Centre Ltd. to build a 300 square-foot Field's Department Store at the shopping centre. The Field's store would be Duiit onto the north end of the L-Mart food store if the plan jets approval from the Municipal Planning Com- The application will be ieard at the planning com- regular meeting Wednesday or the week wing. PHARMACY FACTS FROM 0. C. STUBBS It's interesting to note that many of the ancient Egyptian formulas called for drugs and chemicals we still use today. Such substances as castor opium and turpentine were as were lead and iron. There is good reason to believe that the Egyptians used the juices of Indian hemp and poppy as the mild anesthetic of that day. Doctors of that time were all members of the and re- ligion entered into their practice of 'medicine' to a very high degree. Open daily 8.30 a.m to p.m. Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to p.m. Jeske was fined and costs on the dangerous driving charge and was prohibited from driving in Canada for nine months. He was also fin- ed and costs for driving while and costs for possession of another per- son's operator's licence and and costs for the equip- ment violation. Court liaison officer Doug Harris told Provincial Judge Hudson he objected to giving Jeske tinie to pay because Jeske was a member of a rock band travelling through Lethbridge. Persons who are not residents of the area are not normally given time to pay fines. A 17-year-old Lethbridge youth who was released at the end of November after 18 months in jail pleaded guilty in provincial court Thursday to two charges of breaking and entering two city high schools. Wood broke into Catholic Central High the night of Dec. 20 and caused about damage. A short time later he broke into the Lethbridge Collegiate causing damage and stealing a car from the LCI shop. Wood was apprehended when he wrecked the car after driving it out of the school shop. Wood was remanded to Jan. 3 for sentencing. A 25-year-old man who spent 18 months at Alberta Hospital in Ponoka was sentenced in provincial court Thursday to one day imprison- ment for two burglaries com- mitted in 1972. John David no fixed pleaded guilty to breaking into Haig Clinic and Traders Group Ltd. premises. He will be escorted to Bur- to face charges there. Ballet pantomime Carol who portrays Peri in the stage play Sinbad now showing at the Yates Memorial runs through her ballet routine. The presented by the Allied Arts features seven acts ranging from the Baghdad market place to the slave market and Caliph's gardens. A sold-out audience has enjoyed the first three performances. Another performance will be staged tonight with a matinee and evening performance Saturday. Most gift exchanges reasonable By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Mrs. Lucille Dick has handl- ed customer complaints for Simpsons Sears in Lethbridge for more than 10 years and said Thursday she wouldn't have any other job in the business. in all people are very she said in an inter- view during the rush of post- Christmas returns to the department store. can see their point of view and they can see Her comments echoed those of major store managers who were of the unanimous opinion that 99 per cent of their customers are reasonable in their requests for exchanges or refunds. One gift shop operator said her most annoying problem is returns by children who see something in another store they like better. But she said it was a minor annoyance. The major factor in returns' is wrong color or size. people are choosing more carefully these says Mrs. Dick. Consumers are reading the brochures and guarantees on articles before they buy. The return and ex- change business is 'lot slower this the customer service department doubles its staff to 12 to handle the seasonal rush. The department is also responsible for such things as the installation of hot water tanks and car engines. After more than 10 years with the company in Mrs Dick says she knows lot of and that she likes her jc'j because it does not restrict her to one facet of the business. in touch with every department in the whole store and all the customers. You definitely have to be a In between phone reveals that returns double during May and August. Those are the most popular times for with the resultant upsurge in duplicated gifts. At the College manager Gary Seher said the return business was falling off in favor of exchanges. People were also spending more money after Christmas because they were receiving more cash gifts and Christ- mas bonuses. noticing quite a change in January Eaton's handles customer services on a decentralized department by department. Manager Ken Rooke says he prefers the system to one centralized department. He says the customer probably doesn't have to wait as long during busy periods and can deal with the sales people directly responsible for the merchan- dise. One of the occasional problems his store ex- periences as a member of a chain is a sales tax. While Alberta does not impose the other provinces do and the store must refund it up to a certain amount on merchan- dise returned from stores in affected provinces. South students overseas United Way campaign cnnffiApn Alhprtans Rntouuana at fJahnrnnp in -C C7 still short by Three southern Albertans will serve in Canadian Univer- sity of Students Overseas pro- jects during the coming year. Southern Albertans are Lawrence Gillot of who will take up his duties as a pharmacist with the government of THE AUCTION 2508 2nd Ave. N. BLOCK License No. 077855 SATURDAY. DEC. 29th 1 P.M. On offer this week along with our usual fine selection of appliances and household effects are the Set of six Slavonian Oak cane Bentwood chairs Philco 21 in. color television 1970 Scorpion Mark 3 snowmobile Round Oak pedestal table New Maple chests of drawers Longines Stereo component set Our next regular sale will be January 1974 For Pick-up and Delivery Service Call 327-1222 John Berezay Auctioneer No. Botswana at in Southern Harold of ap- pointed as a farm manager at the Rice Research Station in Sierra and Winona of Pincher who takes up nursing duties in the General Papua-New Guinea. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Eat. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB. 204 MfeDICAL DENTAL BLOG. New 1974 PORCHE 2 litre Now on Display In Our Showroom RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI Selee 328-4539 3rd Ave. end 14th St. S. The Lethbridge United Way has collected now short of the figure it hopes to reach in its annual drive for funds. The canvass was extended Dec. 11 by its board of direc- tors until the end of January because the drive to collect remaining funds conflicted with the Christmas season. Publicity chairman Ron Sakamoto said Thursday the residential drive has been completed but returns are still _. outstanding in the business section of the campaign. About 35 to 40 firms have yet to respond with their contributions. United Way collected 000 a year ago and is hoping for a seven per cent increase from this campaign. department has box number for complaints Unhappy and baffled con- sumers can now write to the provincial department of con- sumer affairs through a special box number. Box 1616 will see that problems get to the right Bob con- sumer affairs said in announcing the new service in Thursday. Where cases will be individually investigated by consumer affairs department officers. times people just don't know where to turn for help and advice when it conies to an unsatisfactory SAND GRAVEL TOLLESTRUP and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-27G2-327-3S1C equipment that doesn't work or even contracts they don't Mr. Dowling said. they'll drop a line to Box 1616 they'll get an Extra staff has been hired in the Edmonton and Calgary offices of the consumer af- fairs branch to handle the ex- pected response. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz 222 5th SI. S. Phone 328-4095 INSURANCE HOME -BUSINESS FARM AUTO AND LIFE We Can Save You Money SEE US 70S 3rd S. Phone 327-2793 City welfare moms 6not prostitutes' by MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge welfare officials say they have not heard of any instances of welfare mothers committing prostitution to get extra money for Christmas presents for their children. don't know of any. I've never had anything like that brought to my said Cam regional ad- ministrator for the depart- ment of health and social development.. The issue was first raised in a story in The Calgary which said three welfare mothers there actively solicit before Christmas to buy presents for their and at other times of the year when desperate for funds. Mr. Bracken said there is no longer a special Christmas allotment to social assistance but personal expense money or family allowances could be used to buy presents for children whose families are on welfare. He said family allowances were intended to buy children Run-off could be useful Lost Lake study to check flooding About acres of land near Lost Lake in the Bow River Irrigation District may be used to ease flooding problems caused by high amounts of run-off during the irrigation season. A feasibility study is now under way by the Alberta department of agriculture to encourage more farmers in the vicinity of the about 10 miles northwest of Vaux- to use some of the excess water from the Bow River Irrigation District before it reaches the lake. The problem of flooded land and roads is caused by a rising lake level from the flow of ex- cess irrigation water. With no outlet for more roads and areas were Flooded this year than in previous years. This is in spite of a high lift electric pump that was used to try to maintain the level of the lake. Because of the high cost of installing larger pumps or digging a deep-cut drainage control of the irrigation spillwater is considered the likely solution. Shing head of the land management branch of the department of said farmers will be offered the excess irrigation water at a lower rate. But only a few farmers are showing interest in having'their dryland developed into he said. Other plans and further studies are being made to check public lands sur- rounding Lost Lake to deter- mine their desirability for irrigation using the excess water. These lands are nnorly said Mr. Lee. Many parcels of native range land arc being leased for grazing which contributes little to the provincial economy. Adding to the said Mr. is the fact that the demand for land in the district is very high among young farmers wanting to set up their own farms. If some of these lands could be developed and new farm units the irrigating could be done by setting up sprinkler systems to take water directly from the he said. The demand for land would be satisfied and the lake level would be automatically con- trolled. Drainage problems would also be resulting in more land being reclaimed for agricultural use. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. 328-7684 AKROYD'S HEATING AND GASFITTING Special for senior New Inttallationi Phone 328-2106 FURNACES SHEET METAL WORK POWER HUMIDIFIERS AIR CONDITIONING by and Alcon Refrigeration 2214-43rd St. S. Phone 327-5816 Mr. Lee said there is no doubt that better use of the land would result in better crop growth which would in- crease production in the area. This would generate more revenue for the Municipal dis- tricts and the Bow River Irrigation District. If the study results are the multi- purpose project will be carried out gradually in the near he said. Pioneer dies at 94 years Former Southern Alberta farmer and historian Bob Hodges died in the city Wednesday at the age of 94 years. Mr. Hodges came to the Barons- district in purchasing the first of four quarter sections of land. Between farming Mr. Hodges worked for Imperial Oil hauling barrels of oil and kerosene from Champion to Barons. He was made an honorary life member in the Lethbridge Historical Society and was an active supporter of the Sir Alexander Gait con- tributing a number of early- day pictures of the Barons dis- trict. His funeral service will be handled by Martin Bros. Funeral Chapel Monday 3 p.m. in the Traditional 812 3rd Ave. S. Inter- ment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Ho b Hodges CartifiedDintil Mechanic CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 clothes. They were not counted as income when welfare budgets were calculated and the budgets in- cluded a clothing so the family allowance could be used to buy gifts. He also pointed out that if someone in the family the first per month is not deducted from welfare payments. This could also go towards Christmas he said. While a welfare budget is a very restricted budget and must be spent he many people not on welfare were also on restricted budgets. Mr. Bracken said any cases of welfare mothers prostituting themselves would be exceptions. is often the impres- sion that people receiving social allowance are lesser or have different moral stan- dards than the rest of he this isn't are people like the rest of in different circum- he said. Laurette social ser- vice administrator for the City of said there are probably not too many prostitutes in the city because of low demand. just don't see Lethbridge as a place where prostitution would she said. Mrs. Simon stressed that her comments in this regard were opinion. Single-parent families are a provincial responsibility and are not on her though it does include some single women without dependents. There are a lot of sexual relationships among people under 25 in Lethbridge where money is not she said. think younger people are more interested in having a relationship than using a said Mrs. Simon. Some single women have boyfriends who do not live with them but occasionally help out at she said. This can hold true for any widowed or single not just those on welfare. It would be Christmas good spirit and not a sex she said. It is not prostitution. a woman had a relationship with some man he would probably help out over the holiday know- ing she was short of she said. Clearnace Pricedl CGE HARDTOP HAIR DRYER Professionally styled hood with height adjustment. 3 heat selec- plus cool for summer- time comfort. Lightweight and portable watts. Folds to hat box size Only 90 Call Houiewaret 327-5767 DOWNTOWN IFOR THOSE FESTIVE SEASON Dressy Occasions Select a Pair of these Lovely Slings by Available in Gold and Silver combination for your Gold and Silver evening also in Brown and Navy. Kid under glass .See theee lovely Gold or Silver EVENING SANDALS With high dressier and wafer platform soles. All sizes f.om to 9. ALSO AVAILABLE Gold and Silver Clutch Bags To match your shoes A must for gala occassions. New Shipment of 1974 JUST ARRIVED large selection of tamoui TENDER TOOTSIES Gold or Silver Open Thurt. end FR Ill 8 Black Pliant Dress Shoes CAMM'S 403 5th Street B. ;