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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta EASTER IN tAS VEGAS Depart Calgary April 19 -Return April 24 RETURN AIRFARE, ACCOMODATIONS (Union Plaza) Transfers, Tips and Gratuities Many extras Priced at only $198.00 return Per person based on double oecup. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, February 3, 1973 ' PAGES 17 to 32 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 ADDING MACHINES Crime under control, chief tells his men CHIEF MICHELSON The Lethbridge Police Force has crime, traffic, and other police problems under control, Chief Ralph Michelson said Friday night. Last year, there were 3,362 criminal offences committed in the city, an increase of 23 over the 1971 figure of 3,339. He made his remarks at the annua1! Police Awards Fund night. The chief also said that with an increase of 3,447 motor vehicles in 1972 over 1971, traffic fatalities have gone down from five in 1971 to one in 1972. Lethbridge is a quiet town but standards must be upheld to meet unexpected incidents, the chief said. And, he said, "there are those who expect the same high standard of performance as elsewhere, but expect it for less pay. "As long as I am chief, and as long as you maintain the high standards that these awards and certificates acknowledge, I will do my best to see that comparable wages come your way," Chief Michel-son said. Receiving police medals for 20-year service to the force were Det.-Sgt. Frank Bathgate and Station Sgt. R. G. Marnoch. Const. William Zaychuk received a special award and a .$25 cheque for outstanding police work. Const. Zaychuk arrested a Browning, Mont., man for importing stolen cattle into Canada. The arrest resulted in 13 71 other charges, involving head of stolen cattle. Const. Len Kolpak received a trophy and $15 for high score in the annual police shoot-off competition held in October. Const. Kolpak scored 99.9 per cent. Others receiving trophies and cash for marksmanship were Const. M. P. Soroka with a sccre of 948, and Const. Doug Harris, scoring 88.8. Fifty-six other members of the force took courses or received promotions in 1972. m? - Going . . . Going . . . RICK ERVIN photos E-e^e-k! HOME OWNERS! If your home Is left unattended for even one night you should have a HONEYWELL WINTER WATCHMAN This unit plug3 into any wall outlet and a lamp is then plugged info the unit. If the temperature drops to danger point the lamp comes on and your neighbor can call Charlton and Hill Ltd. to check the heating system. EACH .95 Sold fay 1262 2nd Avenue S. LETHBRIDGE Phone 328-3388 Penny Green and Dale Smith, students in the Lethbridge Community College's program of conservation and wild life management, find their first experience of dissecting a rabbit a bit of a queasy go. The girls and their classmates visited the Provincial Diagnostic Laboratory a week ago to watch how its done. The watching was easier than doing, as these photos, indicate. Merrick to appear Feb. 28 A 21-year-old Lethbridge man will appear hi court Feb. 28 to plead to charges of possession of a dangerous weapon and pointing a firearm laid follow- r ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th SI. S. Phone 328-4095 BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom C\! Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. Open Thurs., Fri. till 9 p.m. E 'N EAT r TANTALIZING CHINESE FOOD # LOTUS SUNSHINE FRIED CHICKEN DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR STEAMING HOT NO DELIVERY CHARGE FOR ORDERS OVER $3.50 327-0240 OR SO | |JS INN from ths 327-2297 faV B **** ""^CPR Depot ing a shooting incident Thursday. Frank Clark Merrick, of 405 Rideau Court, appeared on the charges Friday morning and was committed to Alberta Hospital in Ponoka for a psychiatric examination. Court was told Friday that Merrick was examined prior to his court appearance by Dr. James Thompson. Dr. Thompson testified that Merrick could be suffering from mental illness. At 11:19 Thursday night police received a complaint that a window at the Leonard Rook MOVING? AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES residence, 11*35 29th St. S., had been broken. A car was sent out to investigate, and patrolmen found that the window had been shattered by a shotgun blast. As this information was relayed to the station, a man walked into the police station and pointed a gun at Sgt. Gordon Stevens. Another sergeant, Donald Hunt, attempted to persuade the armed man to put the gun down, and the gun was then trained on Sgt. Hunt. Sgt. Hunt eventually talked the man into putting the gun on the counter top, and moved towards it. The man then grabbed the gun, and a shot was fired into the floor. Between the time that the window was broken and the man turned up at the police station, a shot was fired at a car driving down 3rd Avenue. No injuries resulted from the episode. ' SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS $110 INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 Equipment tender for laundry awarded The new regional hospital laundry will begin operation this fall and all participating hospitals in Southern Alberta are expected to be using it early next year, it was announced Friday. The main equipment tender has been awarded, for $415,000, to Jensen D'Hooge Ltd. of Toronto and Texcare Equipment and Fabric Ltd. of Calgary, said Andy Andreachuk, administrator cf the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. He said the equipment is expected to arrive in six months. In the meantime, Robins, Mitchell and Watson of Lethbridge, the architects, are drawing up designs for the new laundry building addition to the LMH, he said. Construction of the building, estimated to cost $800,000, will begin in the spring and be completed by September. Tenders for constructing the building will be called shortly, Mr. Andreachuk said. "We expect the regional laundry will begin operation shortly after the completion of the building," he said. There will be four stages of use. He said the LMH will be using it first, followed in the second phase by the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital and the Southland Nursing Home, in the third phase by St. Michael's General Hospital, and in the last phase by hospitals outside Lethbridge. Ten hospitals in the city and the region will be using the hospital. Mr. Andreachuk said the total cost of the project is estimated to be $1.4 million. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABI MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. tower level PHONE 327-2822 City ans in secre By RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writcr Preliminary plans for the 6th Ave. S. bridge to the west side have been completed and have been in the hands of city officials since Tuesday. But officials say they would prefer to show them to the provincial government before making the plans public. The preliminary designs, showing the basic specifications of the bridge and approach roads, and the detailed plans, to be completed when the preliminary set is approved by the city, will cost $176,000. The city's share is $44,000. Stanley Associates Engineering Ltd. is the design consultant. A source at city hall said the bridge will stand about 40 feet above the surface of the Old-man River. He said the roads leading to the bridge are shown as "quite steep" in the plans, at the maximum allowed seven-degree grade. The city has approved a $100,000 allocation this year for the first construction stages of the bridge. In a telephone intrview from Edmonton, a spokesman for the department of highways said the cabinet has approved money for the bridge to be spent this year. The provinces share of the 1973 construction expense would be about $300,-000. The entire budget, including money for the bridge, requires final approval by the legislature. "The legislature is not in the habit of chopping out specific amounts for specific projects from the budget," the spokesman said. Orphan bear cabs die The two tiny bear cubs brought to the city earlier this week after loggers shot their mother, have died. The cubs, taken to the home of Dr. C. D. Stewart of the Stewart Game Farm by fish and wildlife officers, were ice Cold, when they arrived. It is thought they died from exposure. The mother bear Is reported to have attacked loggers in the Orowsnest Forest. The tiny cubs were found in her den after the mother bear was shot by the loggers. AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING Alcon Refrigeration Ltd. For the best buy in year round Comfort Phone 327-5816 PARK'S-NEILSON'S Dry Cleaners Ltd. SUPERIOR DRY CLEANING 311 6th St. S. and 1514A 9th Ave.S. PHONE 327-4141 327-5151 - 327-7771 -2 hour service -Expert tailoring -Hat blocking -Suede and leather processing -Perfect pleat drapery processing "If the plans have reached this stage, you can count on the province making its financial commitment for the bridge over the next three years," ha said. Although the final cost of the bridge has been estimated, the spokesman said it is up to the legislature to release the amount at budget time. contract for 165 A new contract for the 163 hourly rated employees of Automatic Electric's I-ethbridge plant, providing wage increases of 13 per cent over two years, came into effect Friday. The union voted by two to one to accept the contract, said Joyce Harding, president of the International Union of Electrical Workers, Local 586. A management announcement said the employees, who are now paid between $1.85 and $2.90 an hour, 150 hours a month, will receive increases of between 16 and 26 cents in the first year, and between 14 and 17 cents in the second year. Over the next two years, the monthly income of the employees will be increased by a minimum of $45 and a maximum of $64.50. Currently, they are making, on a monthly basis, between $277.50 and $435. Vacation and welfare benefits have also been improved in the new contract, said E. M. Dawson, plant manager. They include three weeks vacation after seven years' service, instead of three weeks after eight years, and a long-term disability plan during recovery from prolonged illness or accident. The contract was agreed to after some give-and-take. Mrs;. Harding said the union originally asked for three weeks vacation after six years of service. Automatic Electric manufactures telephone and other tele-communica tions equipment. More than 90 per cent of its employees are women. EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR MIKE HANZEL 317 7fh STREET SOUTH FOUR LEG ADJUSTABLE IRONING With all tho easy ironing features. Colored baked enamel finish. 13.95 DOWNT6WN Phone 327-5767 S .95 24 * . 34 THESE ARE TWO PRICES OF OUR TWO NOW 'SPRING PORTRAIT DECORATOR SPECIALS' EACH REPRESENTS A SUBSTANTIAL SAVING ON THE REGULAR PRICE Choose the ll"xl4" or the 16"x20" size, mounts and textures, ready for framing. NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR GROUPS Ask about our Special Prices on Display Photographs MAKE NO MISTAKEI You know th� name but . . . the address Is new 1224 3rd Ave. S. Opposite the Elks Club Phone 327-2673 or 327-2565 ;