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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Gtizeiis' homes delegation set to meet with minister 3, 1971 TIU LETHBRIDCE HERALD 27 Ever-changing weather poses street problems a record Januar} snow-: The Iocs! practice is unvrjal.: est away at concrete curbs A cross Canada survey sev-i and gutters, fall of 25.5 inches meant there; ma., Don Le Baron, administrator of the Green Acres and Golden Acres Lodges, and Mayor Ray- HaroldDupen re-elected i to board Harold Dupen of Hardieville was elected to his seventh term as chairman of the Greenacres Foundation board at the groups annual meeting. Elected to a fourth term as vice chairman was M. S. Moulton of Nobleford. Both have served on the board since its inception some 11 years ago. It was announced at the meeting that the board will ake no requisition this year -om participating municipal es. The board is the only le of the 70 senior citizens somes in the province that has ever requisitioned funds from nember municipalities to fi ance its operations. Coaldale, Nobleford, the City Lethbridge and the Count Lethbridge are the fou lunicipalities involved in th jeration of the home. IOOF AMBLYOPIA TEST Donna Reed, 2206 19th Ave. special vision test to find out if Barbara Pankoyin suffers from "lazy-eye." Tests given for 'lazy eye' Free eye screening clinics to test four and five year-olds for amblyopia (lazy eye) are scheduled for Lethbridge dur- ing the next few weeks, spon- sored by the Independent Or- Permits for 20 residences issued in month of January Single family residences, which fell behind apartments and duplexes in total value last year, made the biggest contri- bution to building permits is- sued at city hall in the first month of 1971. Permits for 20 residences were given out. The total value was Fifteen of the permits were issued to En- gineered Homes Ltd. for homes in the new Ventura Crescent. Only one apartment permit was issued, comp a r e d with none in January last year. Challenger Holdings took out a permit for a 12-suite apartment at 3319 20th Ave. S. Renovations also made fair- ly substantial contributions to the January total. The Leth- bridge Municipal Hospital was given a permit for worth of work to the obstetrics ward which will be part of a projecl to provide a 21 bed psychia- tric ward hospital. Texaco Canada Ltd. started on a warehouse renova tion project. The total for the month, while only was considerably above last January's figure o der of Odd Fellows. Amblyopia, according to met cal statistics occurs in up t hree per cent of all children :t is the result of two eyes no developing at the same rate and if defected prior to schoo age it can usually be correc ed with professional care. The clinics will be held from to a.m. and 1 to p.m., according to the folhn ing schedule: Wilson Junior High Schoo 9th Ave. 'and 20th St. N., Fe' 3 and 4; Christopher Bob Nursery, 1011 19th St. S., Fe 8; St. Patrick's School, lot Ave. and 8th St. S., Feb. 9 an 10; Lakeview Elementary Schoo 12th Ave. ana 31st St. S., Fel 22 and 23; Assmnption Schoo 14th Ave. and 24th St. S., Feb. 15 and 16; General Stew-art Elementary School, Corvette Crescent, Feb. 17 and 18. mond Clark of Burdett. vice- chairman of the Provincial Homes Association, are to be the Southern Alberta represen- tatives at a meeting Thursday with Ray Sneaker, minister of social development, and other members of the provincial cab- inet. Mr. Te Baron is secretary- easurer of the associat i o n, uch will also be represented the meeting by chairman jck Ware of Wetaskiwin. Mr. Le Baron said the group ill be presenting to the cab- net committee resolut ions assed at the 1970 meeting of te association in November. The resolutions deal primar- y with the need for extension the senior citizens' homes rogram, he said. He addtt hat he intends to hold infor mal discussions with govern nent officials regarding the sit ation in Lethbridge. was a lot of snow on sal( calcium for about half of the annual streets the city's chloride or both in with the cost of keeping the streets in deoartment savs the big prob-1 gravel. 'good travelling condition. Snow lem vras the fast switches be- This speeds melting and al- removal takes up the rest of [men melting and freez i n g, lows the gravel to dig into the! the budget, last year about temperatures. i ice, rather than get pushed off I 000. ______________ A depart m e n t spokesman i to the edges of traffic lanes, i out Thursday There will be a power ou ge in an area bounded by 20t and 24th streets and 16th an 9th avenues S. Thursday a :30 p.m. Scheduled to last until abm p.m., the outage will allo city crews to make a chang in the electrical distribu t i o system. The work is part of continuing program to increa. the main voltage in the city volts from volts. Work will proceed only if t weather is fan-. id co-ts of srovf removal and reel sanding wouldn't be ailable until about the mid- e of the month, but he was irly certain the extra snow adii't put any great dent in e budget. The only extra cost, e said, would be for lere had been an increased emand on the city's gravel ockpile. This, of course, was a result f the alternating freezing and letting weather that was a fea- ire of January's weather. The greatest temperature lange ever recorded 65 de- grees took place January 15. The city uses inch crush- d gravel on icy streets to help ictorists get some traction. meeting The Southern Alberta Rape- seed Growers will meet Feb 3 at p.m. in the Lethbridg Exhibition Pavilion. The meeting has been callec to discuss giving the associ tion provincial coverage, fo lowing the formation of the A berta Rapeseed Associatio last fall. The featured speaker will b Jim McAnsh, executive direc tor of the Canadian Rapeseec Association. PLANTS CLOSED More than 100 processin plants in Kentucky have had close down because they coU not meet standards of the F J eral Wholesale Meat Act. It also means a finer grade of gravel or sand can be used. The disadvantage is that the chemicals corrode automobiles STUDENT POPULATION About 4.2 million students are enrolled in primary and second- ary schools in the Philippines TREASURE ISLAND NOVA SCOTIA for 176 years for- tune-hunters have been trying to unlock the secret of Nova Scotia's Oak Island. They've been seeking buried treasure but just as each group nears the rumored site, water floods them out. Now a Canadian-American venture may find out whether pirates really did bury their treasure on the island. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE FINAL DAYS OF OUR ANNUAL CLEARANCE BALANCE OF WINTER BOOTS PRICE GOOD SELECTION SHOES 1 RACK OF SHOES Reg. to NOW 9.00 WORLD OF SHOES 317A 6th STREET SOUTH HOME IMPROVEMENT CASH SALE HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE OUTSTANDING BARGAINS PROPYLON Semi-Shag Carpet An ideal carpet for heavy traffic areas. Choose from a colcrful selection of 8 popular decorator shades. Regular price, sq. yd. SALE SPRUCE STUDS 2x3-7'8" SPECIAL, each W PREFINISHED MAHOGANY PLYWOOD 2 COLORS Regular SALE PER SHEET OPEN THURSDAY Till 9 P.M. DURING SALE Corner 17th Street and 3rd Avenue South ERVIN H. BUCK, Manager BUILDING MATERIALS LIMITED STAINLESS STEEL HOLLOW GROUND SWING TOP TIDY ALL Reg. 4.29 9-89 IRON CORD HOLDERS Paring Knife DELUXE Dish Drainer Roller and Tray Set EASY ON Spray Starch CHRISTMAS CARDS BATTERY SCISSORS COLONIAL RECLINERS TABLE LAMPS ROUND, SQUARE, HEXAGON HASSOCKS 318 6th St. South Phone 327-6527 Lethbridge GREENBUCK Open Thursday and Fridqy Till V p.m COLONIAL Chesterfield And Chair RUSSIAN WALNUT DOUBLE DRESSER PANEL BED DELUXE Credenza ORANGE Garbage Can 3-PCE Bedroom Suite Skies Ski Bocts Ski Equipment 17" THROW CUSHIONS ;