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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW? That it costs no more to plan your TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS through a recognized travel agent - Contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, February 1, 1973 PAGES 11 TO 20 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 HOME AND OFFICE SAFES Draft changes in Police Act kept secret By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer A cloak of secrecy has been draped around proposed changes to the provincial Police Act, the legislation which governs policing in the province. Part of a meeting of the Lethbridge Police Commission Wednesday dealing with the changes was closed to the press. Following a series of meetings held last week in Edmonton at which changes were dis cussed with members of the po- Soil-testing lab expansion approved The "most comprehensive soil testing laboratory in Western Canada" will be in production in Lethbridge by March 1. An expansion of Agri - Analysis Ltd. to allow more comprehensive testing of soils and feed was approved Wednesday by the Municipal Planning Commission. An existing office at 120 North Mayor Magrath Drive will be renovated to accommodate the new lab. A spokesman for Agri-Analysis told the commission with the new facilities, results from the tests will be obtained within five days where now it takes between three and six weeks to get the same results. Samples will come in from all over Saskatchewan and Alberta, he said. To handle the increased testing facilities, 10 additional staff will be hired, seven to work in the lab and three in the field, the spokesman said. Agri-Analysis will cater primarily to the irrigation area and feed lot and feed mill business in the Lethbridge district, he said. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Blclg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 Time to order . . . Valentine's Day FLOWERS F.T.D. ) LOVE BUNDLES 12.50 ond 15.00 FRACHE'S > HEARTS and FLOWERS SPECIAL BOUQUET 8.00 and 10.00 Call 327-5747 'S FLOWER SHOP 322  6th Street South LETHBRIDGE lice commissions in Edmontoa Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Lethbridge, and with the RCMP, Lethbridge Police Chief Ralph Michelson declined comment on the meetings, saying, "It's so confidential I can't even discuss it with my men." Although some other municipalities, such as Coaldale and Taber, have their own police forces, only commissions from the four large centres, and the RCMP were invited to the meet ings. The Police Act was passed by the Social Credit government in 1971, setting up a provincial police commission and local police commissions, whose members are appointed both by the attorney-general and by the municipal council. Mayor Rod Sykes, of Calgary, in a letter to Attorney-General Merv Leitch calls the act "police state'legislation," and says that the Conservatives have done nothing to change it. The letter was written in response to a request by Mr Leitch that the mayor attend the meetings held last week "I understand I am being summoned to a meeting ... to discuss this matter, and in the absence of any consultation, and without even the courtesy of an inquiry as to convenient dates, it seems to me unneces sary to attend such a meeting," the letter states. Mr. Sykes said that when in opposition, the Conservatives called for public hearings on the new act, which he adds was passed in considerable secrecy. "I assume," he said, "that you have abandoned the approach which you took at the time of the introduction of the Social Credit legislation." Mayor Sykes called for full public hearings into the act and that municipalities involved be consulted. He said in the letter that the proposed changes just polish up the old act. "It was my understanding that your government had proposed to replace this legislation with something different. "This is police state legislation and you have done nothing to change it. On this basis you have a provincial police force in all but name, and I believe that the provincial government should pay the costs of its provincial police force." The letter was released to The Herald by Mayor Sykes' executive assistant. Mobile museum Marianne Schaarschmitt, 10, of 708 17th St. N. takes a close look at carving in the Caravan Museum of Indian and Eskimo Art, located at the Senator Buchanan School. Sponsored by the Ace Foundation, the caravan travels to all schools in the province. While at Senator Buchanan, students from that school, Immanue! Christian, St. Basil's and St. Paul's schools attended. u L, college to talk transfers BILL GROENEN photos 65TH ANNIVERSARY Militia unit celebrates A ART STUDIO ON FIPTW AVENUE ARTISTIC  PICTURE FRAMIN6 . ART GAlLEfW OPEN DAILY 9:30-5:30 SATURDAY 10-5 710-5 AVE 5 I LETHftftlDGE-ALTA Southern Alberta's oldest militia unit celebrated its 65th anniversary Wednesday. The 20th Independent Field Battery (Royal Canadian Artillery) Militia was started in Lethbridge in 1908 as the 25th Independent Battery Canadian Field Artillery. Founded by the late Brig.-Gen. J. S. Stewart, the unit was the first formed west of Winnipeg. It served in both world wars. Still an active group, the unit parades every Monday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. under the command of Maj. Don Graham. Although the unit hasn't been active all the time, its history is sprinkled with distinguished service records. From the beginning with 12-pounder muzzle-loader guns and an armoury located in the barn at the rear of Brig. - Gen. Stewart's home, the unit reached a peak with two batteries in j Lethbridge at Kenyon Field and one in Fort Macleod. The unit was then equipped with modern 105 - millimeter Howitzer guns. Following the First World War, the 20th and 39th Field Batteries were reorganized with the 18th Field Artillery Brigade. The 93rd Battery of Fort Macleod became a member unit in 1920. The 112th Battery was added in 1936 and three years later the 20th Battery was mobilized as a member of the 2nd Antitank Regiment in the 2nd Canadian Division which served in France,. Holland, Belgium and Germany. . The 112th Battery was mobilized early in the Second World War and saw service in the northwest area of Europe as an anti-aircraft battery attached tp the 6th Light Anti-aircraft Regiment. Although the 39th and 93rd Batteries didn't see action during the Second World War, many men trained in them moved to other batteries to serve. In 1947 the 18th Field Regiment RCA replaced the 18th Field Brigade through redesig-nation. In 1960 the name of the unit was changed to 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. Student militia training with-s the regiment has been popular with about 100 enrolled annually. The future gunners of the regiment are drawn from this reserve. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. Open Thurs., Fri. till 9 p.m. Tourisni group seeks $25,800 The Travel and Convention panding the tourist booth oper-Association of Southern Alberta ation, convention promotion, 9^ i WESTERN WEAR Riley & McCormick "Lethbridge's Leading Western Store" Centre Village Mall Phone 328-5644 | Featuring . . . New Arrivals to Match Your Levis Chambray Shirts - LEVI'S FADE-OUT JEANS GUARANTEED TO FADE "The largest selection of Western Wear and Saddlery In Southern Alberta" is asking the provincial government for a grant of $25,300 this year - the largest grant it has ever requested. And for good reasons, says Frank Smith, association executive vice - president. "A lot of tourist promotion projects need to be done," he said. "In 1973 and 1974, we will also be celebrating the RCMP centennial." The association got grants of $14,000 last year arad $7,500 a year from 1964 to 1971, Mr. Smith said Wednesday. This year, the format of grant applications has been changed with the establishment of a provincial review board of tourism, headed by Dr. John Neal, president of the local association. "The name of the grant has also been changed from the government of Alberta tourism grant to the Travel Alberta Zone Assistance Program," he said. lis said the Southern Alberta Association is proposing several tourist promotion projects, including the printing and distribution of quality brochures and information maps, ex- and putting signs on Highway 3. . Mr. Smith said funding for The Sight, The Sound and The Fury, a pageant to be held in Lethbridge during the RCMP centennial celebrations, will come from outside the Travel Alberta Zone Assistance Program. The government is setting up an RCMP Centennial Fund to be administered by Bob Dowling, minister responsible for tourism, and Horst Schmid, minister of culture, youth and recreation, he pointed out. By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer A problem involving transfer of students from Lethbridge Community College to the University of Lethbridge could reach the first stage of solution - if a recommendation from LCC vice-president Werner Schmidt is carried out. Mr. Schmidt, on leave of absence from the college to campaign for the Social Credit party leadership in Alberta, was invited by the university June 28 last year to initiate a transfer program. Lack of transrer arrangements between the two institutions has been a sore point in their relations for some time. Wednesday, more than seven months after he was first approached by acting dean of the U of L arts and sciences faculty, Mr. Schmidt said he is ready to begin discussions on student transfer. COMMITTEE Dean F. Q. Quo, in his letter from the U of L arts and science faculty, asked Mr. Schmidt last summer to "set up a committee, including members representing each of the areas covered, so we may proceed with a joint meeting between your committee and its counterpart :rom the University of Lethbridge. "The list of courses presented by your institution for possible transfer to the University of Lethbridge for credits can be categorized into three areas: business education, physical education activity courses and liberal arts," Dean Quo wrote. College officials had already been informed, in March of 1972, that a credit transfer program would be initiated by the U of L for 12 physical education courses offered at LCC. ADMITS Mr. Schmidt, contacted Wednesday his Edmonton political headquarters in the Chateau Lacombe, admitted he has taken no action on the university's request to study student transfers. In a telephone conversation with the college's information director, Mr. Schmidt said he delayed talks with the university because "the terms of reference for committees were not clearly specified" by the university. "In my absence, I would recommend that college directors *et together and talk transfer over there (the university)," Mr. Schmidt said. The six directors now authorized by Mr. Schmidt to discuss transfer issues with the university will come from the college's departments of business education, tedhnical-vocational education, agriculture, liberal education, nursing and student sendees. 'UNOFFICIAL' Because Mr. Schmidt's recommendation is termed "unofficial" by the college, it is not known how soon meetings can begin between LCC mid the university. A list of 43 college courses was presented to the university as early as May 30 for consideration in a local student transfer program. Until this week, no formal word had been received from Mr. Schmidt by the U of L to begin discussion of the courses in relation to student transfer, WAITING U of L president Dr. Bill Beckel told The Herald this week his  faculty has been waiting to discuss transfer pos-sibiliites with the college. Because no word was received from Mr. Schmidt, discussions have not been held, he said. Until this month, when charges and countercharges - partially concerning lack of transfer arrangements - have been issued through local media by Dr. Stewart and U of L vice - president Dr. Owen Holmes, relations between the two institutions had been termed "warm and cordial". Despite recent differences, and the absence of guidance from Mr. Schmidt, presidents at both the college and university say they are willing to cooperate in setting a transfer program for the benfit of Lethbridge students. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAC MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 It is not known when Mr. Schmidt will return lo his college office after Saturday's Socred convention. SEALS NET $27,386 The 1972 Lethbridge Christmas Seals campaign ended Wednesday with $27,386 - $860 more than last year. However, the returns were $2,400 short of the 1972 campaign objective, the Alberta Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association said. "Maybe we set our objective too high," a spokesman said. "But we are pleased that we got more than last year." As in previous years, the campaign was conducted by volunteers of the Kinsmen Club on the association's behalf. Further donations will be counted toward the 1973 campaign, the spokesman said. Hoyt's Feature Special! HOOVER VACUUM BAGS The Hoover Upright, Dial-A-Matic, Cannister, Handi-Vak, and Pixie Cleaners. Reg. 1.00 pkg. FEATURE SPECIAL 2 1 -49 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS SI 10 INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 8 TO 12 P.M NO COVER CHARGE M TKS OLD TKADITION OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY Sven Epicksen's jjatnilxj lestaubant PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS ;