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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta MING YOU! RELATIVES AND FMENDS FROM EUROPE TO VISIT. For Irovel arrangements and information contact: BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Ctntr. Village Phcn. 32M201 -r 32S-SU4 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, February 4, 1971 PAGES 15 TO 26 Iff a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 !705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 AWARD FOR SAFETY Eldon Graf, manager of Safety Supply Co., left, presents Doug McCarthy with the special-Gold Cap Award after Mr. McCarthy escaped serious injury in what could have been a fatal accident. The award is presented to any worker who, by using safety equipment, has had his life saved or has escaped serious injury. Mr. Graf points to the place u 25-pound cinder block struck the regular hard hat worn by Mr. McCarthy, an employee of Paul's Plumbing and Heating Ltd. Five MLAs attend breakfast The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce's "G-Day" Wednes- day was termed a success by officials as five Members of the Legislative Assembly turn- ed out for the annual MLA's breakfast. The breakfast is an informal gathering of south MLAs with chamber and community lead- ers to discuss area problems. MLAs John Landeryou Lethbridge; Leighton B u c k- well, Maeleod; and Charlie Drain, Pincher Creek Crows- nest, also met with: the regular Mobile home park decision deferred No action was taken by the Municipal Planning Commis- sion Wednesday on an applica- tion by Tollestrup Construction Ltd. for permission to build a mobile home park and tourist accommodation in the river- Russell elected W. S. Russell was elected chairman of the Lethbridge Public Library board Tuesday. Mr. Bussell was one of three city residents appointed to the board recently by city council, and was elected chairman by the entire board. The other two new appoint- ments are Mrs. G.- W. Maclejd and L. H. Watkinson. The three vacancies resulted from retire- ment of Mrs. J. G. Doyle and Dr. Seyward Smith, and re- signation by Dr. Harry Afa- ganis. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 bottom area north of the High- way 3 traffic bridge. The commission tnree weeks ago requested a report from the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission on plan- ned uses for the area. The re- port, based on a recreation use survey done last summer by a consultant hired by the parks and recreation department, was handed out to the commis- sion members but was not made public. The decision on the Tol- lestrup application has been postponed until the recreation survey is made public. The special report from the plan- ning commission allows the MFC to take some action be- fore the long-awaited survey comes before city council. While the survey is still con- fidential, the parks and recrea- tion department Tuesday ap- proved in principle land uses recommendations in the sur- vey. Approval gives city coun- cil some indication of what de- velopments can be accommo- dated in the river valley. POSTAL BUSINESS The Lethbridge post office did worth of business in postage stamps in January, 1971, compared with in I January, 1970. Dine and Dance FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHT! Marvellous Food Soft Lights In the Luxurious WESTWiNDS DINING ROOM Featuring Marv Qually's Sunset Trio to p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations C chamber councillors at the bi- monthly noon meeting and were open to questions from council members. Alvin Bullock, Cardston and Doug Miller, Taber Warner, attended the breakfast but due to other commitments were not available for the council meet- ing- Breakfast meeting discussion ranged from highway construc- tion to fish and game activities. Seme areas of concern discuss- ed included: apprenticeship board expansion at the Leth- bridge Community College; post graduate courses at the University of Lethbridge; pol- lution problems; expanding hospital costs; and the federal area incentive program. In other council meeting business, chtanber health com- mittee chairman Dr. G. R. C. Palmer asked the attending MLAs if a system of foster senior citizens homes couldn't be set up. Dr. Palmer asked why a per day hospital bed should be used because of the lack of auxiliary hospital facilities. "It would be better to pay per month to a young couple to look after some se- nior citizens." Dr. Palmer also pointed out the need for the proposed psy- chiatric wing for the Leth- bridge Municipal Hospital and a possible day night hospital care system to help alleviate the hospital space shortage. Cliff Black, chairman of the chamber's committee, dealing with the Le Dain Commission's report on the non medical use of crugs, reported group dis- cussion on the non medical use of drugs was much better and broader than expected. He said the committee seems to comprise people searching for some type of truth for their report due about the end of March. Demolition of T and C under way The general contract for con- struction of a high-rise hotel in Shoppers World will probably be awarded early in March, de- veloper Art Batty said Thurs- day. Construction is scheduled tc start March 15, although there may be some short delays, Mr. Batty said. Structural, electri- cal and engineering plans are now being completed and should be ready late this month. Demolition of the Town and Country Food Store, which will be replaced by the new hotel, got under way this week. Crews are working inside at present but will move outside when the weather improves. Heinen and Sons of Picture Butte were given the contract for the demolition work. HIGH POPULATION Nearly million tribesmen inhabit some square miles of The Congo, an area larger than Texas and Alaska combined. People lack "moral and social commitment" Search for youth home fails The M u n i c i p a 1 Planning Commission was told Wednes- day the people of Lethbridge are going to have to make some "moral and social com- mitment" regarding a group home for youngsters in the city. John Lackey, from Uie de- partment of social develop- ment's Edmonton office, said the department had been look- ing for a suitable location for a group home for 10 months and the project should have been in operation six months ago. He emphasized that Lethbridge was being looked at as a pos- sible site because the depart- ment wanted a local facility for local young people. He added, however, that if efforts con- tinued to run into opposition the department would have to consider another centre. So far the department has had two applications turned down by the MFC, largely be- Beetmen meet Growers push public relations A resolution asking that very close supervision be kept on contracts, housing and labor conditions drew unanimous ap- proval from delegates attend- ing the annual meeting of the Alberta Sugar Seet Growers' A s s o c i a tion Wednesday in Lethbridge. The resolution suggested the accounts of all beet labor should be itemized into one to- tal and be published in news- papers to inform the public exactly how the growers' mon- ey is spent. The association also agreed to approach the Canada Man- power centre to ask that they improve recruitment of work- ers by bringing in adequate and desirable laborers for the upcoming crop year. Financial aid also drew much discussion at the meet- ing, with one resolution saying that the industry is being con- stantly attacked by various groups who claim it is too heavily subsidized. The as- sociation asked that the cen- tral board allocate funds to promotional programs to be set up to explain .the industry's position. Other resolutions submitted and carried include: central board is to ask the provincial and federal gov- ernments to assist further fi- nancially in the repairs, addi- tions and maintenance of labor housing. the Barber Com- mission of Farm Machinery has brought farmers a new awareness of the price situa- tion of machinery, the fi- nal findings of the commission have not been made public. The association will make re- peated representations to gov- ernment to hava all findings made public. farmers already have a difficult time meeting present tax obligations, the as- sociation will continue to op- pose a study being carried out by government which would place taxes on farm buildings to small acreages characteristic to irrigated farms, sugar beet growers feel they are at a disadvantage on Ruste speaks Henry Ruste, provincial min- ister of agriculture was fea- tured speaker Wednesday at a meeting of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers' Association. Mr. Ruste discussed .develop- ments and statistics centering on the sugar beet industry, and also discussed the hog growing industry with several hog grow- ers attending the meet. grain quotas. It was resolved that the central board press the Canadian wheat board to allow sugar beets and corn acreage to be eligble for grain delivery quotas. capacity of modern harvesting equipment is far in excess of factory processing capacity, and sugar beets in storage are being subjected to loss and deterioration. The as- sociation will request sugar factories to commence opera- tions on the same day harvest begins to minimize these los- es. as the present agreement with Canadian Sug- ar Factories does not allow sugar beet growers a sufficient carryover hi case of a bad year in some areas, it was resolved the centra! board should press for an acreage carryover to ensure at least 100 pound bags of sugar. -The use of envelope sugar in local restaurants and hospi- tals is increasing at an alarm- ing rate, and since the sugar in these envelopes is cane sugar, southern Alberta sugar beet g r o we r s are suffering fi- nancially. It was resolved that sugar companies be urged to use only beet sugar in these packages. 18TH TERM Lalovee Jen- sen of Magrath was re-elect- ed to his 18th term as pres- ident of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers' Association at the annual meeting held Wednesday in Lethbridge. Burns Wood of Tabcr was re- elected vice-president. The association directors, John Vaselenak, Coaldale; Gil Evans, Raymond; Steve To- knriuk, Lethbridge; Bernard Nieboer, Iron Springs; Norris Taguchi, Picture Butte; Wal- ter Boras, Iron Springs; Waller Strom, Bow Island; Jerry Kiiryvial, Taber, will be up for election at their respective dis- trict meetings. Just Arrived! at McCREADY-BAINES PAMPERS for your Baby It's the new Disposable Diaper! NO PLASTIC OR RUBBER PANTIES REQUIRED NOW AVAILABLE AT McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S., Lethbridge CALL 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY cause of protests oy residents in the areas chosen. This was one problem which came in for some discussion at Wednesday's meeting. Cam Bracken, regional director of the department of social devel- opment, suggested that such protests should be seen by the commission in the light of the fact that a group home was a necessary community service. He compared a group home to an essential service such as a fire hall and said the commis- sion should not give too much weight to protests, some of which came from people not close enough to the proposed site to be affected, when rejec- tion of the application meant the entire city had to do with- out the benefits offered by the home. City Manager Tom Nutting said the crux of the matter rested with the commission it- self. It was up to the MFC, he said, to approve such a pro- ject if it was felt to be for the general good of the commun- ity. Both Mr. Bracken and Mr. Lackey emphasized that the j'oung people in the home would not be "socially danger- but were youngsters who needed a family atmosphere in a community setting. Mr. Lackey said they were selected very carefully and five years of experience with Feed mill plans shed An application by Southern Feeds Ltd., at 3227 2nd Ave. N. for permission to build a small shed on their property Wednes- day resulted in a request from the Municipal Planning Com- mission for a complete site plan for the development. Commission members noted that the proposed shed was close to the avenue and there could be increasing problems with trucks Mocking traffic during unloading operations. and' loading similar operations in Edmon- ton and Calgary had shown the group homes made a definite contribution to the communi- ties in which they were placed, rather than being a detriment. He added that the depart- ment was attempting to decc-n- i tralize its operations and put fa- cilitics in the communities where the need fcr them exist- I ed. If a home could be located here, he said, local youngsters I could be kept in the city, rath- i er than being taken to Edmon- 1 ton or Calgary. MFC decision is overruled The Developm e n t Appeal Board Wednesday overruled a Jan. 13 Municipal Planning Commission decision that would have terminated the Lethbridge Telephone Answer- ing Service's home occupation licence at the end of this year. The appeal board ruled that the business should be con- sidered a non conforming use and, as such, could continue to operate from a residential area indefinitely. Renovations to the residence at 714 ;th St. S., the reason for application to the MFC, were allowed by the board. When the answering service applied in January for a permit to make some structural changes, the MFC ruled that they could not be made and that the business, because of the fact it hsd hired staff, could not be considered a home occupation business and would have to move to a commercial zone by 1972. The appeal board was told that tbs business had been using seme hired help when it moved into the residence in and that approval at that time had been made on that basis. It was also told that if the answering service were forced to move into a commercial zone the house, which was also the family home, would have to be sold, staff would have to be reduced and there would probably be a reulting loss of efficiency and customers. The planned renovations, the board was told, were not part of any expansion of the busi- ness, but simply to give more privacy to the members of the family. Another appeal scheduled for Wednesday's meeting, from the El Rancho Motor Hotel, was set over until next week. Crackdown called on illegal suites Stricter enforcement of city bylaws regulating the con- struction and operation of basement suites will result if city council approves a recom- mendation passed at Wednes- day's meeting of the Munici- pal Planning Commission. The recommendation asks that council take immediate action to terminate the illegal use of all premises built after the passing of the zoning by- law in June, 1968. Chairman Joe Balla said it was almost impossible to en- force the regulations with the present staff and the recom- mendation, if approved by council, may give the building inspector some extra person- nel needed to check on illegal suites. The recommendation grew out a request by Tosh Kana- shiro, development officer and city building inspector, for guidance in how to handle the "increasing amount of prob- lems in enforcing various city bylaws relating to the develop- ment of basement Mr. Kanashiro's report to the com- mission said there was an in- creasing number of illegal basement suites in the city. While it is not illegal to have a self-contained suite in the basement ofahomeina sin- gle-family zone, it cannot be rented. Apparently more and more such suites are being rented and the city has had only limit- ed success in getting the suites vacated. NEW PRESIDENT Doug Schindeler, administrator of the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital, was elected presi- dent of the Lethbridge branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society at the group's annual meeting Wednesday night. Sir. Schindeler suc- ceeds former president Bob McGregor. Her our Hearts and FLOWERS SPECIAL! FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th Street S. PHONE 327-2666 Watch and Wait for SHELDONS 12-HOUR PROMOTION SALE 1 DAY ONLY! FEBRUARY llth! SAFETY FIRST Clear that Rear Window of SNOW, DUST and EXHAUST See it Today! DEFLECT AIRE 727 ROOF TOP DEFLECTOR Firs Most Station Wagons 21 .95 Priced from LOCKING AND NON-LOCKING SKI CARRIERS Roof Top or Trunk Models STEERING WHEEL COVERS and SEAT COVERS MIDLAND AUTO SUPPLY LTD. 421 5th Street Sooth Phone 327-4951 ;