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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD February 4, 1975 Senior rents boosted to reduce deficits Rents will be increased at the three Lethbridge senior citizens' lodges effective May 1. Administrator DOn Le Baron said today. The rent increase should drop the anticipated 1975 operating deficit for the three homes to from Mr. Le Baron said. The government announced early in January it would allow rent increases in Alberta lodges to and Present rates are for a single room and for a shared rcom. The increased revenue for the Green Acres Foundation will save local taxpayers about because any deficit must be paid through municipal requisition. The foundation, which operates the Green Acres, Golden Acres and Blue Sky lodges, had to decide whether it would be better to increase rents of people using the facilities or saddle taxpayers with a greater deficit, Mr. Le Baron said. He added the anticipated 1975 deficit is below average, compared with other Alberta lodges. City Scene Building permits down slightly Building permits worth were issued during the first month of 1975, down slightly from last January, figures released Monday by city hall show. The permits issued this January include worth of renovations to the fire damaged Wilson Junior High School, for an addition to the Golden Acres senior citizens' lodge, and for the LCC student union building in the old Fort Whoop-Up hall. Residential construction permits in January were worth TB seal campaign near goal The annual TB Seal campaign wound up with about 92 per cent of its objective, the Kinsmen TB Seal campaign chairman said today. Arnie Locatelli said Lethbridge and district residents gave to the drive, which ended Friday. Liberal leader here on tour Provincial'Liberal Leader Nick Taylor arrived in Lethbridge today for a three day swing through Southern Alberta. An outspoken critic of the Progressive Conservative government's industrializa- tion policy, the Liberal leader will attend an 8 p.m. meeting Attention! Collectors! We were able to obtain a limited quantity of Royal Copenhagen 1974 Christmas PLATES HjQSO Each I O Don 'the disappointed Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN of the federal Liberal association. The' sandwich and coffee forum at Ericksen's Restaurant is open to the public. Mr. Taylor will speak Wednesday at the noon luncheon of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and that evening, he will address the Claresholm Rotary Club at their regular meeting. The Liberal leader will speak Thursday to the weekly noon luncheon of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Af- fairs at Ericksen's, and will attend a 6 p.m. Coaldale Kinsmen meeting later the same day. After the Kinsmen meeting, Mr. Taylor is ex- pected to attend a Winter Games party at the Coaldale Sportsplex. Friday morning, Mr. Taylor will lecture to political science and economics students at the University of Lethbridge, ending his Southern Alberta jaunt with an open forum in the universi- ty foyer at noon. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Science curriculum eyed today A project for the develop- ment of a science curriculum at the junior high school level is to be studied by public school trustees today. If the school board approves the project, the three public junior high schools will jointly develop a curriculum by using a team approach with teachers from each school participating. The curriculum is to com- plement the new junior high science program that was recently revised by the department of education. The content of the new provincial program is less structured and emphasizes skill development. One objective of the project being proposed to the school board is to develop a curriculum that focuses on the local environment. It would provide science students with the opportunity to study the flora, fauna, in- dustry, geology, history and other aspects of the Southern Alberta environment. The project proposal recommends that the curriculum development be placed under the direction of University of Lethbridge education professor Eric Mokosch who helped develop the new provincial science program. The board will be asked to grant the U of L to cover the cost of materials and honoraria for nine teachers who are expected to participate in the project. The university in return would administer the project until it concludes in June, 1976. The project would include workshops this spring, a three-week summer workshop, a seminar prior to the 1975-76 school year and a monthly seminar during the next school year. All formal development ac- tivities are to take place out- side the regular school day. City drive earns more by Alberta Heart Foun- dation canvassers received in donations, more than last year, in a one night, city blitz Monday night. Said Penny Hargreaves, chairman: "We are delighted to think that already we have made more than last year. It all goes to heart research." Some 650 canvassers took part. Winter Games tradition follows 6pioneer heritage' Opposition critical of spending Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The opposi- tion in the legislature Monday pressed for reasons why the government used a special warrant to provide the Alberta Energy Company million in financing. Opposition Leader Bob Clark asked, what "immediate 'and urgent" reasons as outlined in the warrant, made it necessary to bypass the legislature. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely told Mr. Clark the AEC needed the funds to manage its operations. The Alberta government put up the money to buy half the shares in the public par- ticipation venture, for which the remaining half of the shares have not yet gone on sale. Mr. Miniely also said the money should be considered an investment, not. an expen- diture. The opposition has been critical of the govern- ment for granting million in special warrants KEITH LEES-LOOKING FOR ANOTHER CHALLENGE Games in black? Wo one knows9 Keith Lees is enthusiastic in his description of the Games success story, but less glib when discussing the financial success or failure of the Winter Games. His reticence to discuss the Games financial condition is understandable. As general manager of a multi million dollar enterprise, he is charg- ed with the unenviable task of stretching a shoe string budget struck two years ago. Revenues are not certain, many costs are unexpected Litter-check Receptacles Free Standing Ona-Wall Many sizes and colours Mel Godlonton 2219-2nd Ave. N, Lethbridge 327-7400 ALMOST EVERYWHERE YOU 00! GlHlwIololD 'Sanitation for tha Nation' Taker station opens Saturday Taker's new radio station, CKTA, will have its formal open- ing Saturday. The station, on 52nd Avenue, is owned by Southern Alberta Broadcasting Ltd. It began operating in mid-October and now has a staff of 12. Southern Alberta Broadcasting also owns CHEC radio AM and FM. Brent Seely, manager of CKTA, said 14 hours of programm- ing daily originates from Taber, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Overnight CHEC programs both stations. "We are already contemplating extending our hours from 14 to 18 or 20 hours a Mr. Seely said. CKTA plays what Mr. Seely calls "town and country" music. "About two thirds of the music is middle-of-the-road music with country flavor." The new station broadcasts on watts day and night. review and inflation continues to eat an ever widening hole in the Games budget. But will the Games stay in the black? "I get my board of directors asking me the same question all the he replies with a wan smile. "But if I can't give you a logical, honest answer, I won't give you any. "I'm not ducking the ques- tion I honestly don't know." The financial status of the Games, he explains, won't be clear until the Games are over. Most of the society's spending will be done this month, during the 13-day event. The credit consultant and former owner of Southern Collection Agency says the million operating budget from the federal health and welfare department "was set up two years ago." Since then, "costs have escalated on a day-to-day basis." "I've been trimming budgets since I started this Mr. Lees admits. "Our total expenses will be around million." The society's revenues include million from the federal government and what it can get from ticket sales, friends of the Games and rights and properties, which includes the lottery program. "A minimum of million in cash, goods and ser- vices will be receiyed from Friends of the Games (FOG) by the time the Games are he predicts. The sale of tickets to sport events could bring the society a maximum of "but if we get only from tickets, I'm riot going to be that unhappy." The lottery, which only Sports wagon reported stolen A1969 Buick Sportswagon was reported stolen from in front of Fritz Sick Pool Monday. Brian Holland, 82218th St. S., told Lethbridge city police he drove to the pool and then went inside about 6 p.m. recently began operating in the black, is another unknown quantity. Explains the Games manager: "In Burnaby (site of the 1973 Summer three or four days before the Games started, their lottery was running in the red. "But they made by the time it was air he says. The biggest boost to the Games, has come from donations through FOG, which Has already garnered cash and in goods and services. "FOG has already picked up over a third of our operating expenses. That's no small ac- complishment." "At this point, we haven't had to go to the federal government for additional he says. But for manager Lees, captain of the Games financial February .will be the month that makes or breaks the Games society. The analogy appears farfetched, but the manager of the 1975 Canada Winter Games describes his fellow Games organizers as modern- day pioneers following the courageous footsteps of Southern Alberta's early settlers. "Pioneers in their own area" is how Keith Lees speaks of visionary Games workers who, like their ancestors, will leave Southern Alberta a priceless legacy. "I know, right now, that the Games will be a says the 46-year-old former collection agency owner who took up the Games reins 18 months ago. The Games, he says, are a fait accompli. Almost two years of legwork, planning and endless meetings have already succeeded in bringing something new to Southern Alberta. The visible' part of the Games accomplishment, he says, is sport facilities like the Sportsplex and the nearby speedskating oval. But it's the intangible legacy to be left by the Games By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer that interests the meticulous stagey age? I'm 46, go- ing on Games boss. "The human resources are the key to the whole thing. "When the Games are over, we'll have to people in Southern Alberta who have gone through an experience they would not have normally had. "We're introducing a new sport with speedskating. "We've got the only out- door, Olympic size speedskating oval in the country. But Lethbridge not only has the facility to handle events like the World. Speedskating championship, it also has the expertise and a proven track record with athletic events. "We have new crosscountry ski trails near Westcastle. We've been training people for the Games. We have the facilities and the expertise. "In each of 16 sports we have a nucleus of trained people." It's this development of human resources that he sees as the Games lasting contribution Alberta. to Southern "TRY AND STOP US- Coming to 1090 CHEC Cwtlffed D.nlil CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. LOMT PHONE 327-2122 City Symphony chorus By PAT ORCHARD The Lethbridge Symphony Chorus, conducted by Walter Goerzen, and accompanied by Ruth Clarke on piano and an impressive array of instrumentalists, performed Saint-Sacns' Christmas Oratorio and Haydn's Missa in Tempore Belli for art audience of about 250 people at Yates Memorial Centre Monday evening. The membership of the ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC C.P.C.D. PERSONAL COUNSELLING 327-5724 choir is said to be approaching 30, and judging from their performance of the Christmas Oratorio, they have become a very well drilled and ex- cfellently balanced body of singers. However, the soloists were little more than respectable'. Colleen Kaufmann as soprano, although possessing a gloriously beautiful voice, had some chronic pitch problems, and seemed to be overwhelm- ed in the quintet "Arise now, Daughter of Zion." Evelyn Mills as mezzo- soprano was not as consistent as usual and only occasionally produced her full-bodied tone. However, she was at least in tune. Both Mary Thomson as contralto and Arthur Hunt as bass were adequate-but somewhat uninspired. The biggest disappointment was the tenor, Wilmer Neufeld from Calgary. He was not only the possessor of a large, rich and lustrous voice which he was neither flexible nor fluent enough to command, but also had a most irritating habit of swallowing his final con- sonants. Nevertheless, the quintet and chorus- were wonderfully cumulative, and Mrs. Clarke as accompanist was excellent. After the intermission the chorus went on to perform Haydn's Missa in Tempore Belli. The opening bars of the Kyrie were a little more deliberate than many would approve. However, Mr. Goerzen's sober tempo enabl- ed him to-set the emotional temperature for this inex- haustible masterpiece, written in time of war. The Gloria and parts of the Credo were particularly spirited, but there seemed to be a lack of tension in the Crucifixus and in the choir's casual treat- ment of the key words "homo factus est" and "passus et sepultus est." The tendency to whip up some of the faster passages in a jerkily frenzied way, tended to rob the performance of some of its devotional fervor. On the other hand, the "Et vitam venturi saeculi" was built up to a particularly effective climax, and the sopranos seemed quite un- daunted by their row of top notes. Similarly, the choir's ability to gather intensity through the beautiful and introspective sanctus, as well as their truly triumphant rendering of the agnus dei, made for some heart-searing moments indeed. The orchestra, fired by a sense of occasion, reflected Austria's critical situation, not only in their menacing use of trumpet and timpani during the agnus dei, but also in the fanfare of the wind instruments at the "Dona nobis pacem." There must also be a word of praise for the soloist Mr. Hunt, without whose contribution Haydn would have been much less of ah unqualified success. BUCKET SPECIAL when you buy a bucket or barrel of Kentucky Fried Chicken at the regular price. SVEN ERICKSENS FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP W AN. 8. PMM MI-SHI U.K. Orfw fkiM 3M-7756 MwLKMM-Titar ;