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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 1b THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, December 31, 1974 Blizzard flak drifts in council chambers Verbal fallout from the blizzard that dumped mcheb of snow on the city Dec 21 and 22 landed on city council chambers Monday It included some slight cnticibm of the city snow removal and street sanding opeidtions a defense of City Manager Allister Fmdlay's decision to use salt on a few citv streets and praise for the Coulee Kruzers jeep club and the Lethbndge Citizens Band radio club Aid Bill Cousins raised the slippery subject of the condi- tion of city streets in council's inquiry period "1 can't understand why the snow is not removed before it has a chance to thaw and real- ly freeze into a sheet of he said But when Engineering Director Randy Holfeld said every piece of equipment the city could lay its hands on was mobilized and crews worked around the clock, Aid Cousins City Scene gone from groceteria About cash was reported stolen in an incident at Ing's Groceteria 902 9th St S early this morning Lethbndge city police say a policeman on his beat dis- covered a large window of the groceteria broken about 5 45 a m Groceries were knocked off shelves and cigarettes and groceries were thought to have been stolen Money was reported missing from the till The break-in is still under investigation Rock causes damage rock was thrown through a truck window at MacDonalds Consolidated Ltd on the weekend, 2825 2nd Ave S causing about damage Lethbndge city police say the incident was reported Mon- and was thought to have occurred sometime Sunday night or Mondav morning Grand Centre women won car The second car awarded in the Canada Winter Games has been won by four women from Grand Centre The women Mildred Howatt Josie Kohlruss, Mary Ann Fleming and Bev Brown had bought the winning ticket from the Alberta Association for the Mentally Retarded Irish setter returned safely Hdppv a six month old registered Irish setter reported stolen on Boxing has been returned to its owner Brad Roulston 19, of Sherwood Park Mane Roulston of 102118th ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwirtz BUg 222 5th St S Phone 328-4095 St S said a friend, Danny MacDonald, 18, of Sherwood Park, was walking the dog near St Michael's Hospital and tied the dog to a sign post to help push someone's car out of the snow Mrs Roulston said a man returned the dog Friday night and told her the dog had jumped into his car Happy and his owner are now back at Sherwood Park Mrs Roulston said STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd St. S. Phone 327-3024 said he had actually defended their efforts to callers and raised the question only to br- ing out a report on what the city had done Mayor Andy Anderson said the city crews should be com- plimented "They just can't do all the streets right now, which is what some people seem to ex- he said But Aid Bob Tarleck said there were several bad areas on the north side including 15th Avenue N between 18th and 23rd Streets, 23rd Street between 10th and 15th Avenues and 9th Avenue intersections at 23rd and 13th Streets "Can these be given a higher priority9" he asked City Manager Fmdlay told council he made the decision to use salt on the Mayor Magrath Drive and 13th Street underpasses, the 9th Street overpass, the brewery hill and the 5th Street N hill the morn- ing of the storm after city crews found them impassable because of icy conditions Salt was used in a mixture of one pound of salt to 50 pounds of sand, he said, ad- ding "That is what is causing all the fuss 'I've heard so much just plain crap about it, it's ridiculous the city manager said His decision was applauded by Deputy Mayor Vera Ferguson who said "Council should commend the city manager for using common sense, and if he had to spread a little salt in with it, then so what9 Mr Holfeld told council suf- ficient salt is used to hold sand on grades, but not enough is used to melt snow on the roadways The ironic part of said Mr Fmdlay, "is that if you go west on Highway 3, the minute you get down to the river bottom, the provincial government is using a salt mix up the other side The city manager had nothing but praise for the Coulee Kruzers, who, he said, made 500 trips during the storm ferrying doctors, hospital and nursing home staff and Alberta Government Telephone employees to and from work, as well as handl- ing emergency calls At his recommendation, council voted to give the club a hororarium for its members efforts, as well as expending for a two- way radio for the city manager's use during emergencies, and a citizen band base radio for the public works department MIKE HANZEL Eitn For Evwy 371 -7th Street South HAPPK NEWtYFAR As the old year fades away we turn to Greet the New Year with happy expectations. Here's hoping it's a prosperous and peaceful one for all. We will celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 1975. Warm grati- tude for your valued patronage and the pleasant relations we have enjoyed. The Management and Staff of ADVANCE LUMBER CO., LTD. Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th St. S. Phone 328-3301 Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer Since 1925" Stores, offices to be closed New Year's Day is just another statutory holiday for most Lethbndge businesses and institutions Operations at city hall will stop Wednesday and resume normal operations Thursday City Manager Allister Fmdlay said Monday all emergency services will be operating No city recreational facilities will be open Wednesday Both liquor stores will shut their doors at 6 p m instead of the normal 11 30 p m tonight The stores will remain closed until noon Thursday to allow time for employees to take stock Both regional agricultural offices and the Lethbndge Research Station will close Wednesday, resuming normal operations Thursday Time Air will operate with a normal Sunday schedule with five flights from Lethbndge to Calgary, two to Medicine Hat and one to Edmonton No flights will go to Grande Prairie or Red Deer RICK ERVIN photo Pretty thin The gnarled beauty of a shoreline tree is silhouetted against frozen ripples of snow on Henderson Lake The ice patterns and setting sun are pleasing to the eye but too tempting to skaters Henderson Lake is being patrolled by a commissionaire warning skaters away from the thin ice Officials say the ice is only 1V4 inches thick in some places Parking fines tabled How big a fine should an overparked motorist be handed' City council split three ways on that question Monday before finally deciding to table it until two absent aldermen Cam Barnes and Vaughan Hembroff are back at the council table Aid Bill Kergan and Mayor Andy Anderson led the defense of the motorist urging retention of the fine Aid Bill Cousins and Aid Don Le Baron felt if there should be an increase a 100 per cent jump to would be sufficient Deputy Mayor Vera Ferguson and Aid Bob Tar.eck were all for the fine while Aid Tobm said he would prefer to spend time spelling out council policy on the merits of public transit compared with the wholesale use of the private automobile Aid Kergan agreed with recommendations by City SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327 6565 ESP. FOX, COM FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG Manager Allister Fmdlay that penalties should be increased for people who don't pay parking fines within the time limit but he defended the fine 'You just increased meter rates 100 per cent and now you want to go after the poor motorist again, he told council "Fifty per cent of the trade is from the area people who can t use the city transit he added 'It s nice for them to come here and not be hooked by city slickers The mayor agreed saying, If we raise it to even or to we'll have this brought back before council by a tremendous number of people Aid Cousins said council could be m for a lot of static It affects everyone he said Everyone can identify with a parking ticket" More important he suggested is that increased fines would stop people from corning downtown "That's not fair or he said Aid Tarleck related increased fines to the need for parallel parking to improve downtown traffic flow 'The statistics say parallel parking is safer and traffic moves faster, but before it can be instituted we have to provide more parking and we have to be able to move cars HOLIDAY HOURS TUESDAY, DEC. 31St NEW YEAR'S EVE 11 a.m. 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 NEW YEAR'S DAY 11 a.m. 9 p.m. KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN TAKEOUTS TUESDAY, DEC. 31st NEW YEAR'S EVE 10 a.m. 10 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 NEW YEAR'S DAY 12 Noon 8 p.m. IN THE OLD TRADITION OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY C1 OVC1 1 family restaurant in the parking stalls we do have he said "A fine is just not a deterrent and if there's no deterrent we will be unable to institute parallel parking and will be unable to solve the traffic problems persisting at this time A question was raised at one point in the discussion as to whether or not a motorist can get more than one parking ticket during a day Aid Don Le Baron said he wanted a report on that question, after a call to the police department suggested present policy is to ticket an ove'-parked motorist only once With that policy in effect, a person working downtown can park all day at a meter for only 20 cents more during an eight-hour day than if he took the trouble to plug his meter every hour Deputy Mayor Ferguson said she was all for encouraging measures which make it difficult for people to take their cars downtown instead of taking a bus Meter penalties should not be less than and other penalties recommended by the city manager are too light, she said Council voted initially 4-3 against a motion by Aid Kergan that would have left meter violations at with the mayor and Aid Cousins supporting Aid Kergan Aid Tarleck then submitted a motion calling for the fine, but a tabling motion from Aid Kergan was carried 5-2 with Aid Tarleck and Deputy Mayor Ferguson opposed Committee members changed Two new members were appointed and three incumbent members re appointed to the Community services advisory committee by city council Monday Named for a second term on the committee were Jim Anderson, former alderman and school principal, Fritz Heinnch, manager of Leisters Music Ltd and Elizabeth Hall, a former member of the old city parks and recreation commission New members are Dr Barbara Lacey who has been active on such community groups as the pre school services board and Albert Paskuski, vice principal of the Lethbndge Collegiate Institute Members of the committee were chosen in a secret ballot by council from among 13 people who applied to serve on the committee Their terms run to Oct 20, 1975 The committee faces the immediate task of reviewing preventive social service program budgets and civic grant requests Greyhound will operate a normal schedule, adding as many buses as needed to meet the demand The city will run buses throughout normal routes un- til 4 a m Wednesday, accom- modating residents wishing to leave their cars at home The city post office lobby and wicket service will be closed Wednesday Home delivery will also stop The Snowball Express will be run by the Lethbndge Family Y starting at 10 a m Wednesday For residents can go for a run on the Civic Centre track, receive a steam bath in the Y and eat a light breakfast of rolls, toast, coffee and juice Drinking drivers face checks Although ice and snow con- ditions have kept Lethbndge RCMP and city police from setting up any Check Stops so far during the holiday season both will be out in force tonight Poor road conditions have kept RCMP and city police from setting up any formal Check Stops on Lethbndge streets or surrounding highways, spokesmen for the forces say A bare and dry stretch of road is needed before a Check Stop can be set up to check for drinking drivers RCMP and city police have been stopping cars and mak- ing Spot Checks RCMP say they have stopped several cars but no one has been charged However city police have charged several people with impaired driving and suspend- ed several driving licences for a 24 hour period Spokesmen for both forces say road conditions have im- proved sufficiently to allow the setting up of Check Stops and several will be set up tonight and Wednesday Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6 Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION At The WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd Avenue South THURSDAY, JAN. 2nd, 1975 Tinns Cash Sile starts p m No Baycrest Color console TV, Kitchen china cabinet, Wood wardrobe RCA port TV, Oak dining table 4 oak chairs, New Enterprise 24" gas range (slightly Chrome table and 3 chairs, Westmghouse 30 gas range, Chesterfields and chairs Radio Record player, Trailer table, Awning, Copper boiler, 8 mm projector. Film splicer. Light bar, Heat lamp, Trike, golf cart. Trailer gas hot plate, Chrome tables, Crocks, Vacuum, Folding camp table, h ver Washer- spin dryer, Floor polisher, Cupboards for trailers campers, Complete beds, Bathtubs, Basins, Complete toilet, Trailer heater, Barbeque, Combination door. Many more items too numerous to mention SALE CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phone 328-4705 1920 2nd Ave. S., Lethbridge Auctioneers TED NEWBY Lie. 010283-41 KIETH ERDMANN Lie. 012116-458 LOTUS RESTAURANT FUN INN 25 amusement Games Free Music Till 3 a m New Years Eve SPECIAL (New Years Eve and New Years Day Only) DINNER FOR 4 Pineapple Chicken Chicken Chow Mem Chicken Fried Rice Deep Fried Shrimp Sweet Sour Spareribs Steamed Rice Seeds 9 50 Open till 3 a.m. on New Years Eve HAPPY NEW YEAR ;