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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Uurtclny, December 30, 1971 Downtown .Merchants' Assci-ialion will iho aici dcvcliipmeiit amimiltee to ion sidfr Hie dowmown urea wist of r.tli St. S. as llu- location for (ho proposed major ice arena. Bill linker, pri'sidcnl of the association, said he expects 10 make a formal presentation to the committee early in Janu- ary. An arena, perhaps as part of a convention centre, would help to consolidate the donwt o w n area and impetus to fur i.her expansion." he said. Tiie association considers the downtown locution as logical for an arena in view of the de- velopment of West Uthbridgc. In a recent letter lo city coun- t-ii, Mr. linker said tire city "could count on considerable tangible support for this devel- opment if it were linilt in the downtown At this Mage, the arena de- velopment committee is in the process of deciding between two consulting firms, one of which will do a study on the location of the facility. The Exhibition Grounds and (.he Lethbridge Community Col- lege are also being considered as possible locations. j OPPOSES BILL Minister of archives Neil Hughes of Calgary rises in was passed by the House. Approximately 80 the proposal that censorship be banned. The resolution in the debating sessions.__________________ opposition to Alberta yauths -Ed F' participate Tuxis parliament wants to end all censorship Two men plead guilty Two Lclhbritlse area men will I be sentenced Jan. in connec- tion with a Christmas Day li- quor sUirc break in. j Francis Zugo and Allen Carl j Desjarlais pleaded guilty to a charge of break and enter wrben they appeared in court. A third man. Julius Vincent Wolfe, pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was remanded In custody for one week to await trial. The three were apprehended by RCMP and Lethbridge City j Police at Ilardieville, abo three miles norUi of the city. The arrest was made after an off-duty city policeman spotted i the robbery and called for as- j sistance. Several bottles of whisky and wine were taken in tho break-in at 334 l.llh St. N. It was recov- ered by pojice. Dy MARLENE COOKSIIAW Staff Writer Tiie banning of all censorship of communicative devices was advocated by the Taxis and Older Boys' Parliament Wednesday. "Censorship is an expression of society's lack of confidence in Calgarian Alan Kidd said. Many members were con- cerned with the consequences of such a drastic proposal. Minister of archives Neil Hughes of Calgary agreed that j the laws must be changed but posure to violence has been definitely not eliminated. He foresaw thc collapse of society if censorship was completely re- moved. House leader Bill Douglas of j Vauxhall expressed consterna- tion at the possibilities for poli- tical indoctrination of children without some censorship. Another delegate referred to the deadening effect on huma shown to cause. However, Mike Checkland of Edmonton expressed the views of the majority group when he said human independence of thought was the basis of Cana- dian Parliament. He felt that censorship had become meaningless and there- fore ineffectual in its supposed sensitivity which repeated ex- service to citizens. Mr. Checkland said that the banning of censorship would teach people to cope with the responsibility of choice, and en- courage tolerance for the opin- ions of others. The earlier motion promoting the legalization of marijuana j w a s defeated unanimously. Tuxis said however that the bill was so poorly constructed as to leave them no other choice. The general opinion was that, had the resolution been suit- able, the legalizaiion of mari- juana would have been advo- cated. During its last sittings, the parliament will discuss post- secondary learning institutions, tariffs and economic priorities. The public is welcome to at- tend these sittings afternoons and evenings in Room C740 of the U of L until Friday. St. Augustine choir Lethbrige job range from to fair' If you ask me... By JUDE TURIC The people ot our city cannot read. They aren't illiterate. They aren't blind. They just cannot read. Proof awaits any homeward bound motorist who dares to venture onto 13lh St. and 6th Ave. S. between 4 and 6 p.m. On any given night, in any type of weather, some boob can be seen holding up traffic through four red lights and being com- pletely oblivious to the mouthed curses pouring at him from every direction. I don't use that "he" as a reference to the sex of the offender, but rather in the sense of the uni- versal referral to all of "us" as human beings. He, IJhe wheel clutching idiot on our streets, cannot ever imagine what is being said about him at that infamous intersection. Even the most meek and mild of little old ladies have been seen slowly curdling in frosly ears with muffs moving in well-rounded four-lettered words. And one can never tell just who the next trans- gressor of the law will be. Only that tell tale mock- ing red blinker, winking "I want to turn left" rhythmi- cally at you from in front gives the criminal away. 'it could be your best friend (now former) or it could be your hated Grade 10 teacher. Or worse, you could find out that after honking relentlessly at him for 10 minutes, it's your boss (now also But whoever he know that the turning- against-the-flow-at-the-wrong-time-of-day disease strikes all shapes, all sizes, and both sexes. (Repent ye who have cursed the woman driver.) It is still a mystery as to where the affliction came from, and some say it fell from the very signs suspended above the intersection proclaiming the law. Others secretly whisper that it is a curse brought in by subversive elements to cause traffic jams. But the grisly fact remains, Lethbridgeites have not been watching the friendly giant, and haven't learned to look, way, way. up. Children entitled to govt. pension Sales jump B.C. Su.L'ar Refinery Limited showed sales receipts S17 mil- lion above figures at the end of the 1071 fiscal year. Thc subsidiary companies in- volved in the .sales figures are The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited, Canadian Sugar Factories Limited (in southern Thc Manitoba Sugar Company Limited and Bclkin Packaging Ltd. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. 32S-76R4M forming The formation of a boys' choir is planned by St. Augus- tine's Anglican Church in Leth- bridge. It will be under the direction of Edward Greenwood, the church's organist and choir- master. The group, named (he Can- Choristers, will partici- pate in singing services at St. Augustine's parish. The choir will be affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music, and seme concert appearances are also planned. Any boys aged eight to 12 years are eligible for member- ship. Those interested may register at St. Augustine's Church, 4th Ave. and llth St. S. on Jan. 6 or Jan. 13 between and 7 p.m. Ii> Tll'DY HAfGEXEDER Staff Wrilcr The winter employment pic- ture in the I.cthbridge area is One of the few brighter spots grading programs southwestern Alberta is in! the unemployed. the Crowsnest Pass area where mining companies are still hir- ing people. A mining company occupy 1 Ltd., has laid off 500 seasonal I workers it employs during peak iir.g people. A mining company imumy ci-jugu spokesman said: "Anyone (crested people to fill the pro-j their duties Depending on the type of job i looking for work before Chnst- an unemployed worker is look- j mas should have found cue by ing for. (he job scene ranges I now.'1 PEDESTRIANS TOO A substantial proportion of adult pedestrians hit by vehi- cles are under the influence of alcohol. NOTICE EXACT CASH FARE Effective January 1st, 1972 Adult Fare lOc exact cash Student Fore lOc exact cash Chiidrens Fare lOc exact cash NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD NO CHANGE WILL BE MADE Please deposit your own fare City of Lethbridge Transit Department frcm dismal to fair. Construction workers and as- sociated trades are the hard- est hit according to union and company spokesmen. A major proportion of those employed in the. construction field are union members. Carpenters and laborers are suffering a 35 (o 40 per cent unemployment rate, followed; by painters who are suffering j i 2.i per cent jobless rate. Ail senior Lethbridge Canada Manpower officials are cur- rently eillrer on holiday or at- tending business elsewhere, so no accurate comment could be obtained. However, they have as re- cently as three ago claimed the job situation i? better than it has been in psst winters. Union spokesmen claim Manpower officials are overly- 11 is believed that the sugar beet processing periods, bridge CMC is having difficulty These workers are primarily finding erough sufficiently in-1 farmers who have completed farm and work for the company dur- ing the processing period, for extra cash. Year round workers are ja- affectcd by the layoffs. Wilf Bowns, manager of the Lethbridge Chamber of Com- merce, says the Alberta eco- nomic and employment picture looks bright. He said unemployment in md this region is low and that tha Electricians, plumlwrs and bricklayers are suffering a j fig- high and increasing unemploy-! J ment rate, union leaders say. Sheet metal workers are [optimistic in their outlook and say, while unemployment fig- ures for the province are rela- tively low. unemployment. gram vacancies that exist. i Two of the province's lead- ing mobile home manufac- turers located in Lethbridge, have indicated that they won't be laying men off this winter. Haico Manufacturing Ltd. has stated it will double its pi-eduction staff to 160 men scun. This is due to increased retail and wholesale sales. BcLse Cascade Home GUM j.....- --p.........-...........- Land Ltd. says it has a surplus j south is better off than other of its product on hand for sale, parts of the nation, but will not lay off any produc- A number of firms are con- templating setting up opera- tion workers. Canadian Western Gas Co. Ud. has indicated a considerable number of work- ers have been laid off from its construction sites. This is due, tions in the city while others are planning expansion lo cur- rent facilities, he added. George E. Illslcy of Edmon- ton, the president of the Al berta Chamber of Commerce also says the provincial econo- my is in pretty good shape. number of iob trainin" or un-' in the work stops. j he warned de- job up said js ml velopment of secondary Indus at libcriv to tliscoise the num- tries is essential for Alberta s Albert, is very high. the job market but heavy un-i The federal government, tare of the digging work the; employment is anticipated as through CMC, has introduced a j company does. When frost the winter progresses. The Canada Pension Plan CJ- ists not only to provide money I for the aged. It also provides a living al- j lowance for disabled former contributors and their children, i However, before the child of a disabled person can receive any money the following condi- tions must be met: 0 unmarried the natural or adopted child j of the contributor, or a child in j the custody and control of the j contributor; i under age 18, or between 18 and 25 years if the child con- j tinues to attend school or uni-1 vcrsity full time; 1 not disabled within the meaning of the act, if between i 18 and 25 years eld. j For a disabled female ran.: tributor's child to receive bene-! fits, the child must meet all the j conditions and must have been wholly or substantially main- tained by the female contribu- tor. The child of a disabled con-! tributor is entitled to per month up to a total of' four children, after which a sum of is paid to each additional child. ber of men laid off. Canadian Sugar Factories economic future to remain bright." However, each child of the disabled contributor receives the same amount of benefit since the total amount of the children's benefits is divided equally among them. Benefits cease when the child either dies or is legally adopted by another person, or when the contributor stops gelling a dis- ability pension. Benefits to chil- dren are also cut-off after the child no longer meets the re- quirements of a dependent See lights NOBLEFORD (Special) t'ome 80 senior citizens took the Christmas light tour at Lelhbrklge. It was under the sponsorship of the ncrth country recreation board. They were entertained at the Golden Mile Drop-In Centre. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 Gills of firearms illegal under certain conditions HECK OF A PLACE TO PARK James Critchfield 964 9lb 51. S., was not injured when the car ho was driving skidded off highway 3 West near the brewery hill, crashed through Iho guard rail, rolled over and plummclcd lo the boltom of thn Brewery Rock Garden, II look Iwo low trucks to remove the car. Damage to Ibo car totalled It is illegal to supply a per- son under 16 years old with a firearm. Tile Criminal Code of Can- ada says, one who sells, gives, lends, transfers or delivers any firearm or am- munition to a [wrson under the nge of 1G years, who is not the holder of a permit under wlu'ch he may lawfully possess it, is guilty of an offence punishable on a summary conviction." "If a parent wishes to buy a gun for a youth who is not yet Ifi years old, he must make sure he is present at all times when the youth has thc gun in his possession." said city police sergeant Bill Brummitt. "This ruling also applies to the possession of an air rifle or air pistol by a person under the I age of Ifi years. I "It is unlawful (o discharge a firearm within the city lim (s without first obtaining a specnl permit from the police chief. "I! is also unlawful to fire any firearm in the basement of a private house." Stewart named by housebuilders Walter Stewart has been named president of the Lctli- bridgc Housebuilders Associa- tion. He succeeds Alf Fazio. Jim Shigeliiro way- elected vice-president and Ray Mc- Dougall was elected secretary j of (he association. The association is made up of local housebuilders, sublradcs and .suppliers. A close liaison is I m.'unlfiined nmnng members, togcllicr with municipal, pro- vincial nnd federal aiit.horil.ics in an effort to provide better! living conditions in tin area, I CONESTOGA MOTOR HOME 1502 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, AIM. McDONELL MANUFACTURING 22 and 24 ft. capacity Motor Homes with twin or double beds THE smoothest riding Motor Home made today THE Home with the least noise inside while travelling THE only Motor Home available toe-ay with the riding qualify of a largo automobile THE Manner of construction of the 22 ft. capacity motor Home with recessed bumpers Iho only Motor Home known today with twin gauclio beds and gaucho tfinetto that can be lawfully parked at a parking meter of any city THIS Motor Home has more upper cupboard and stor- age space than most other makes CALL at our factory and see for yourself, check the conrtruction and moke comparisons ;