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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUPERIOR 13 DAY MEXICAN FIESTA FOR CO-OP MEMBERS Departing Calgary January 19th, 1971 Only per person Based on double occupancy reservations and infonnolion conlucl BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centre Village Phono 328-3201 or 320-8184 "BUFTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" SECOND SECTION Lclhbridgc, Alberta, Thursday, December 31, 1970 .PAGES 15 TO 28 'I Best Wishes for a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at ERSCKSEN'S ready in spring The first families should start moving into Lelhbridge's low-cost experimental housing units in the spring, about one year from the time efforts be- gan to get the project under way. City council in April last year directed the city manager to investigate the merits of a re- cently announced program b y the federal government which would make available mil- lion for low-cost ownership housing and to find out if the program could be extended to Lethbridge. The government's policy a t the time was that lower income families in smaller centres were able to find adequate housing more easily than peo- ple in large cities, and Calgary and Edmonton were the only Alberta cities included in the first plans. At a meeting May 19 of the city council housing committee it was decided to investigate the possibility of abandoning plans for subsidized rental homing in the city and switch- ing to the new plan, in which the units were owned by the oc- cupants. At city council discussions on the matter it was emphasized that the cost to the city would be minimal at most and the problems of upkeep would be handled by the owners, result- ing in much better main- tenance at no cost to the city. On May 28 the city sent a brief to Robert Andras, the fed- eral minister responsible for housing, presenting the city's case for inclusion in the experi- mental housing plan. Early in June Mayor Andy Anderson and Alderman C. W. Chichester, chairman of the housing committee, met with Mr. Andras while in the east Canadian Association of May- ors and Municipalities. Mr. Andras indicated he was willing to switch funds already allocated for low-rental housing to the new scheme, thereby set- ting in motion negotiations on a series of technical matters that hart to be cleared up before the local builders who had sub- mitted plans could start con- struction. Under the plan million was to be made available in mortgage funds for three pro- jects in Lethbridge. The inter- est rate of 7T's per cent was to be brought down to 5% per cent by a further subsidy by the provincial government. City council decided the local contribution would be in lower land prices. At the suggestion of Aid. Chichester, council voted to sell serviced land to developers at per front foot. Official release of mortgage funds for 56 units to be built by Engineered Homes Ltd. and Nu-Mode Homes Ltd. was an- nounced by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation Nov. 4. Official approval for Holger Fransden's 16 units in east Lakeview was delayed until December, but the project was under way already on the strength of asurances the funds would be available. ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING ARTIST'S SUPPLIES ART GALLERY TOWN FIFTH AVENUE Gasoline fumes tracked down By LARRY BENNETT Herald Staff Writer The origin of gasoline fumes reported by many North Leth- bridge residents Tuesday and Wednesday was likely a leak in an underground gasoline storage tank. Doug Kometz, city fire in- spector, said the Bee Line Transport Company, 1231 2nd Ave. A N. reported 750 gallons of gasoline had leaked from its tank. Mr. Kometz said this was likely the cause of the fumes. Fire inspectors tested many north side houses and in at 1970 memorable': MacEwan Lt. Gov. J. W. Grant Mac- Ewan today wished "the peo- ple of Alberta and far beyond our province" peace, health, happiness and "reason able amounts" of prosperity. "As we stand at the back oJ one year and the threshold of another, we should seriously consider he said in his New Year's message. "The outgoing year has been memorable in many ways. "It saw exciting advances in medic i n e and technology and the exploration of outer space. It saw dedicated people work- ing unselfishly for peace and understanding. "But it saw, also, warfare in Magpies set for pow-wow The Magpie Society of the Blood Indian Reserve will hold its annual New Year's Eve pow- wow in the Senator Gladstone Hall starting at 7 p.m. Lunch will be served. There is no admission. Everybody is welcome. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS AND UP Phone 328-2176 Good health and good fortune to yoy. We ore truly fortunate Io be ft favored with your good will. CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 306 13th ST. N. PHONE 327-4591 some defiance of law, riots, mounting hatreds and violence. "Why these increased con- flicts and resorts to force? No doubt there are many factors but much of it stems from Albertans fortunate says Strom Albertans are lucky they live in a province with one of the highest living standards in the world, Premier Harry Strom said in his new year's message. "We have met many of the challenges of social and eco- nomic he said in a prepared statement. "Yet the standard of living is only one aspect of social and economic development and it is frequently not a particularly re- liable index of the extent to which a society has progressed toward social and economic equality of opportunity. "Despite our high standard of living, or perhaps in part be- cause of it, we are faced with great challenges." These include poverty which "co-exists beside dis- crimination which flourishes amid "social, economic and political equality" and aliena- tion of the young, the aged and the under-privileged that spoils an "enviable level of so- cial, economic and political in- 1 tegration." Mr. Strom said personal chal- lenges are the challenges of the 1970s. "We can, and indeed, we must strive for economic se- curity and social justice. We must strive to create condi- human greed and this may be an appropriate time to rede- fine what we think best in human purpose." He said mankind may have to find ways of measuring pro- gress other than in terms of dollars and luxuries. "We could and should empha- size understanding and good will and stewardship in nature's community rather than the pur- suit of material wealth and those pleasures money will buy; in conserving rather than exploiting; in sharing rather than grasping." Youths remanded 'David Allan Hervey, 17, and Gordon King Hall, 18, both from Raymond, were remanded in custody to Jan. 7 when they pleaded guilty in magistrate's court Wednesday to possession of marijuana. Hervey also pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of can- nibus resin. The pair was stopped by R C M P Wednesday morning. Police found seeds on the floor of the car which were purport- ed to be from marijuana. They also found a pipe with resin in the bowl. Both youths admitted to po- lice to smoking marijuana. least one case, tests revealed the presence of dangerous amounts of fumes. Irv Fraser, city waterworks engineer, said the smell of gasoline should not penetrate people's houses if their sewer drain is functioning properly. He suggested persons who de- tected the odor have their house drains checked. Another official reported it was not necessary to take any additional safety precautions at the south side sewage disposal plant where the gasoline final- ly drained from the sewer sys- tem. The question of how the gaso- line drained uphill for seven blocks, against the sewer's flow, has been left to specula- tion, but one official's opinion was that the leaking gasoline followed the ground strata until it encountered a crack in the sewer, where it finally seeped in. Fire department officials be- lieve that discovery of the leak- ing storage tank and flushing ol the sewers have ended the haz- ardous conditions. A danger of gasoline in the sewer line is the build-up oi fumes that could result in an explosion if set off by a spark or flame. Stores close early tonight Most city businesses will be closing their doors by 6 p.m. lions where men live freely and this New Year's Eve, opening creatively. "More. importantly, we must each of us undertake a commitment to strike out be- yond the golden rule: to go one step further than treating others as we would have them treat for business again Saturday. Major department stores and shopping centres will not slay open for late night shopping tonight, although some drug slores will be doing business j until 9 p.m. Tax forms being mailed next week Local mailmen's bags, some- what lighter after the Christ- mas rush, will not stay that way for long. Starting Monday, their letter bags will be stacked high with personalized tax forms. During that week some Tl short and genera! income tax forms will be delivered in every part of Canada. The income tax forms being mailed during the week of Jan. 4, were sorted and prepared for mailing by one of Canada's largest mailing houses, operat- ed in Ottawa by the depart- ment of national revenue. The annual distribution of tax forms is the first reminder of the April 30 filing deadline. DRIVING HAZARD The combination of alcohol and the highway was first rec- ognized as a problem in 1904, and was shown to be a serious one in 192-1. Letter protests ban on bun lly HERB JOHNSON Hcriild City Hall Reporter Lethbridge city council re- cently received its first letter protesting the proposed ban- ning of burning barrels. If re- cent submissions io council on olher matters are any indica- ;ion, there probably will be fur- :her expressions of opinion. The banning proposal is con- tained in the ciLy's new fire by- iaw, which has been formu- lated and distributed to mem- bers of council for study. It will coming before council for approval sometime in the New Year. The present document is massive, a full inch thick, jased on the national fire code of Canada. Section states "No pereon shall light, ignite or start or allow or cause to be lighted, ignited, or started a fire of any kind whatsoever in the open air without first hav- ing obtained a written permit to do so from the Fire Chief." This would ban all outdoor burning except in those cases where there were some unusual circumstances and a permit could be obtained. As the bylaw stands now, burning barrels would be in- cluded. This would cut down on air pollution in the city and el- iminate one possible cause of fires or false alarms. It would also increase the cost of garbage collection in the city, by an estimated 000 to a year. A survey conducted by the engineering department in two residential areas showed an average household using a burning barrel also required an average of 1.8 garbage contain- ers. Those not using burning Christmas phone calls up sharply Christmas wishes by tele- phone in Alberta showed a marked increase this year com- pared to 1969, according to an Alberta Government Telephones report. Operator handled calls this Christmas Day were up 18 per cent. Direct Distance Dialing calls were up 29.9 per cent. Operator handled calls at Lethbridge in 1969 totalled This Christmas there were DDD calls at Lethbridge in 1969 numbered This Christmas there were Rates in effect for New Year's Day, midnight to mid- night Jan. 1, will be the regu- lar evening rates. Calls made from midnight to 6 a.m. Jan. 1, or the same hours of Jan. 2, will receive the additional late- night-50 rate reduction. Man dies crash n William Earl Atkinson, 85, of Claresholm was killed in a two- car crash four miles north of Claresholm on Highway 2, Wednesday. He was the driver and only occupant of one of the cars. Janet Elaine Laqua of Barons, driver of the ether car, suffered minor injuries. Other occupants in the car were not hurt. Coroner Dr. S. J. Cornish of Claresholm, has made no de- cision about an inquest. barrels needed an average of crease estimates were chal- 2-1 containers. lenged in the one letter re- It is estimated that implcim-n- i ccivcd by council. This citizen tation of the no-burning bvlaw predicted a 100 per cent in- would result in a 14 per ecu! in-, crease, and suggested a three crease in the volume of garbage month trial period to more ac- to be handled. The volume and curately assess the cost and de- in- i lermine public reaction. siness courses The Lethbridge Community j College school of continuing ed- ucation will offer 26 credit and non-credit courses in business education this spring, stalling in mid-January. Credit programs have some pre-requisites. primarily involv- ing a high school diploma or in the case of secretarial science, 67 high school credits. 'Non-credit programs have no pre-requisites. Most courses last 12 weeks, with students attending twice weekly from 7 to 9 p.m. Aver- age tuition is about per course. Two special credit programs are being offered: an execu- tive administration program, affiliated with the Chartered In- stitute of Secretaries. CIS is an examining organ- ization, and only students who are registered in the CIS pro- gram at LCC may take the or- ganization's examinations. Another affiliated program is offered for Society of Industrial Accountants, granting Regis- tered Industrial Accountants certificates. The RIA program at LCC offers several courses Two special non-credit pro- grams developed by the Ameri- can Management Association were purchased by LCC for its own use. The two-part program in- cludes basic principles of sup- ervisory management, lasting 10 Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. be- ginning Jan. 21, i'.nd the sec- ond part, supervisory manage- ment and leadership skills, lasting io Tuesdays and start- ing Jan. 19. Topics covered'in the two parts include management re- sponsibility, the conference ap- proach, business planning, de- cision-making, communications in management, the nature of leadership, knowing your em- ployees' individual differences, understanding personality and Behavior, handling complaints and grievances and other topics. A complete list of the credit and non-credit courses follows: CREDIT: Business admini- stration courses, year one: ac- counting, data processing, eco- nomics, effective speaking, mar- keting, -jciology, typing and shorthf! .1; business admini- Year Two: manageri- al ?tatistics, personnel admini- stration. I'lON-CREDIT: Basic princi- ples of supervisory manage- ment, supervisory management and leadership skills, clerk- typist receptionist, computers and how they are used, invest- ment management; Shorthand speed practice, stencscript ABC shorthand, typ- ing theory and practice, window and store interior merchandis- ing. Small business management training program (credit or bookkeeping for small businesses, effective sup- ervision in administration, in communications, in human re- lations; finance and taxation, marketing for the hospitality industry, personnel (emptoyer- employee) relationships. Many of the business educa- tion programs offered for credit can also be taken on a non- credit basis with permission of the college. Further information is avail- able from Dale Heyland. LCC continuing education acting di- rector. Decision Jan. 27 Magistrate Lloyd Hudson re- served decision until Jan. 27 at the conclusion of the trial of Donald John Kliparchuck Wed- nesday. Kliparchuck appeared inLethbridge magistrate's court on a charge of driving cd. City vehicles don't bum hay City of Lethbridge vehicles j will use an estimated gallons of gasoline and gallons of diesel fuel in 1971. The total cost will come to more than The gaso- line, at prices ranging f r o m I about 21 cents to 37 cents a gallon for the various grades, will cost about Diesel fuel will come to approximate- ly >CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR MIKE HANZEL 317-7th STREET SOUTH Happy New Year! from 0. C. STUBBS And let's say it again "HAPPY NEW YEAR" to you and yours with the under- standing that we want 1971 to be the year in which you pro- jgress and be hap- py during all the twelve months of it. This, of course, ,'is the time when I most of us try to flake a good look jna' our plans, so, as a part of this thinking, why don't we all resolve to help make Lethbridge a still, better place to live during all this next year? HAPPY NEW YEAR can be a reality for all of us if we'll do our best to help each other, and that's what we all want for our families and ourselves and aur whole community, isn't it? So, let's look forward to the new year with both the hope and confidence that it will be our 'best yet', and then do our level best to make this come true in every possible way. Let's say "HAPPY NEW YEAR" and resolve to make it continue that way straight through December 31st! Here at Stubbs Pharmacy, we're always glad to answer your questions. We always have time to explain how to use your prescriptions, or anything else we have for you here at 1506 9th Ave. S. NOTICE KITSON'S WHOLESALE LTD. AND ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS 427 5th Slreei Seuili WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, JAN. 2nd FOR STOCKTAKING ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS STEREO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE 419 5th Street Soulh WILL BE OPEN SATURDAY, JAN. 2nd BUT WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JAN. 4th FOR STOCKTAKING ;