Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Games countdown party Monday Line to housing Inching their way through the frozen earth along 22nd Avenue N., work crews install the initial phase of a stprrff sewer trunk line that with a parallel sanitary sewer line will open up the northeast end of the city for housing development. The first stage of the lines is being built by the city from 13th to 18th Streets N. under 1972 and 1973 money bylaws. Extension of the lines along 18th Street N. to 26th Avenue. N. and from 26th Avenue, east eventually to 28th Street N., will depend on discussions with developers of the area, Engineered Homes and Krahn Homes. Mental health association told 'Needs of community must come first9 Community mental healt.- services must foster health and not just focus on repairing illness, the regional director of Alberta Mental Health Services said Tuesday. Ed Benning, speaking at the annual meeting of the Canadian Mental Health Association Lethbridge, said programs must be brought to the people and staffed with qualified workers willing to adopt to the "ever-changing needs of the communities." "To do this, the needs of the Geographer to discuss parks, dollars Dr. Harold Bockemuehl, University of Montana, geographer will speak Monday at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Bockemuehl will discuss the financial influence of parks on residential property at 2 p m in Room B- 780 of the U of L academic- residence building. He will present an illustrated lecture on the Views and viewpoints of New Zealand at 8 p.m. in Room 233 of the physical education-fine arts building. Both lectures are open to the public. No admission will be charged. community must take precedence over professional and personal he added. Mr Benning added he hopes participating members and organizations can demon- strate a willingness and ability to focus on the recipient of the service more than the provider. One program Alberta Mental Health Services is wanting support of is the establishment of an approved home program for mentally handicapped people. "The purpose of the approved home program is to provide a warm, home-tike atmosphere in which psychiatrically or mentally handicapped individuals can improve their ability to live in a normal community setting and hopefully to move on to an independent or semi- dependent Mr. Benning explained. An approved home is a private living facility operated by a manager for not more than six people and preferably three or less The home must be located in reasonable access to a training area or work program for handicapped persons, be added. Participation between the mental health services and other health services is under way now to provide a day therapy program for former mental patients The program would help patients from three general categories. They would be those in hospital who require additional treatment, to facilitate discharge from hospital, those discharged but who require a follow-up program and those needing care as an alternative to hospital admission. Executive director of the Lethbridge branch of the CMHA, Jesse Snow, said she hopes the day therapy program can work in co- operation with a new program. The new program, organized by occupational therapist Audrey Cartwright, is a crafts-type activity involving hospital patients, former patients and "any other people interested in learning these new skills." Woman, man given jail sentences A Hardieville woman who pleaded guilty in provincial court Tuesday to stealing cash and a watch from a Lethbridge man was sentenced to three months in. jail. Marie Gostin, 27, Sunday took ISO and a watch from Andrew Brugos. A lengthy record of theft charges was read to the court. Miss Goslin was recently released after serving a 60-day jail sentence. A Standoff man was sentenced in provincial court Tuesday to two months in jail for being in possession of a stolen wallet Sam Black Plume, 47, was arrested Monday on an intoxication charge and was found to have the wallet which was taken from a downtown store Local firm gets Yukon job A Lethbridge soil testing consultant firm, R W. Peake and Associates Ltd., has been commissioned by the Yukon territorial government to conduct a study of agriculture in the territory. UK firm wffl stndy existing agricultural data, field observation of production, ivcununend an agricultural policy and draft enabling legislation. Suitable agricultural areas will also be identified and the economic aspects of farming and ranching iwtewed. Final preparations arc under way for Monday's gala party that will begin the 365-day countdown to the 1975 Canada Winter Games. The party, scheduled for the Exhibition Pavilion, begins at G p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. when some partygoer will win a pound steer In between there will demonstrations of some of the sports that will be contested, when the Games are held in Southern Alberta next February, and a half-hour ceremony. The rest of the evening will consist of usual party fare music and dancing. At 6 p.m. the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute band will perform until the first of the sports demonstrations begin at 6 30 p.m. It'll be table tennis from until p.m., boxing from until 7 p.m., wrestling from 7 until p.m and weight lifting from until There'll be another half-hour of music from until 8 p.m., then the half-hour ceremony At 8-30 there will begin four 15-minute sports demonstrations judo, gymnastics, fencing and volleyball. At party goers will dance in the 4-H Building. And the draw for the steer, donated by the Fort Macleod Auction Market, will end the party at 11 p.m. Admission is Children under 12 years will be admitted free Tickets can be purchased at the door or at Bond Street Men's Clothes, Black's Men's Shop, Doug's Sports, Dunlop Ford, Gentlemen Three Men's Shop, Leister's Music, Lethbridge Exhibition office, McGuire's Menswear, Musicland, Simpson Sears, Singer's Men's and Boys' Wear ana the Canada Games office in the Holiday Village shopping centre. The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, February Pages 13-20 FEWER SALES Farm implement dealers squeeze for more profit By RIG SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Farmers can expect equipment prices in 1974 as implement dealers scrounge more profit out of a dwindling supply of farm machinery. A survey of implement dealers in Lethbridge confirms earlier reports of shortages of new and used farm machinery. Don Dalke, owner of Southland Ford Equipment Sales in Lethbridge and recently-elected director from Southern Alberta to the Alberta Retail Implement Dealers Association, says fewer sales when faced with a fixed overhead expense is forcing him to increase his gross profit to 15 to 18 per cent from 12 per cent. He is faced with about one third less used equipment stocks than the same time last year and some types of new equipment won't even be delivered in 1974. Other new equipment requires 60 to 120 days for delivery if and when he can get it from the manufacturer, he says. Volume Without the volume of sales required to maintain his business he will have to cut back parts inventories, lay off embployees, move to a smaller building or make more profit on each business transaction. He has decided to add more to the price of the equipment. And the same picture faces Ken Supina, manager of International Harvester Co. of Canada Ltd. in Lethbridge. "I've got to make better deals because there are fewer deals to be he said. "I have to try to retain the same profit as last year with less business." Mr. Supina has been told by International Harvester what he can expect to receive for equipment stocks in 1974, and it's far below what he had ordered. And used equipment is getting harder to find all the time most of bis used carryover stock is gone already. Trucks He says he is better off than other dealers because of the truck division in his plant Bat even this area of farm equipment sales is Weak. Three and four ton farm trucks are all sold and any fanner wanting a diesel engine in his truck will have to wait one year for delivery. Any special order pick-op truck will take five to six months for delivery. George Smith, manager of Canadian Co-operative Implements Ltd. in Lethbridge, says he is still short some items and used equipment is nearly sold out. Since prices for the co- operative company are set by bead office, Mr. Smith won't do any price joggling to maintain a certain profit picture. Bat be will still have to make better deals on what he does sell to try to reach a predetermined budget of sales for the year. He says tractor buyers can expect to wait until July, August or September for delivery, depending on the tractor. With farmers increasing the demand on farm machinery because of bulging bank accounts. Mr. Smith termed the situation "a depression in reverse." Last year at this time, farmers had little money and implement dealers had lots of equipment. Richard Colley, sales manager of Super Sales and Service in Lethbridge, said he has already received his allocation for 1974 and he expects some tractor deliveries each month right through to December. And he says there is a chance he can get more. Haying equipment is coming in regularly and he has a good stock of it. The majority of all his equipment coming in now is already sold and this will continue through to July. Mr. Colley says there is a good stock of equipment sitting in depots at most manufacturers, all waiting for rubber tires before they can be shipped Lynn Williams, manager of Williams Ranchland Farm Supply, said he learned of his equipment allocation for 1974 last Friday and "it was sick." He says tractors are straggling through one at a time. It has been some time since a truckload of tractors was delivered at one time. "If we can't sell new equipment, we'll be able to fix the old he said. Education is What you made it, says convention theme Topics ranging from "motivating the educationally uninvolved" to "what the experts didn't tell you about teaching" will be included in two days' of workshops, speaking sessions and panel discussions during the South Western Alberta Teachers Association's annual convention in Lethbridge Feb. 21 and 22. The 75th annual convention will feature many speakers including Harry Wong, a teacher from California who will be making a multi-media presentation, Sen. Sidney Buckwold, former mayor of Saskatoon, and Harald Gunderson, president of the Alberta School Trustees Association and chairman of the Calgary Public School Parents cool to organization No hands were raised in support of a formal organization of Winston Churchill High School parents at a meeting Tuesday. Assistant principal Jim Anderson drew a blank when he asked for a show of hands by those in favor of formal organization. The consensus seemed to favor more time to consider formation of a school council. Alternative organizations considered were a school council composed of a representative sample of students, parents and teachers; a home and school association affiliated with local and national home and school federations, an independent parents' organization; and the informal meeting as needed as is now used Mr. Anderson said he liked the school council idea because surveys were hard to run and be wanted a fair sample of parent opinion An earlier parent organization had folded, he said. The home and school idea was received coolly in the low- key discussion. The school also reported to parents on various activities, including progress of the staff advisor plan. Students' next report cards, in the first week of March, will be prepared by then- teacher advisors who will receive data from subject teachers, said Mr. Anderson. The assistant principal later told The Herald he hoped the advisor-student ratio would be reduced to 1 to 30 from the present 1 to 60. Advisors would assist with course selection and would be the first-line counsellors for students, he added. Board. The theme for this year's convention education is what you make it stresses the importance of individual effort and accomplishment in the school 'and society. Southern Alberta resource persons will conduct workshops on the second day of the convention with a specifie emphasis on early childhood education, English, modern and classical languages, learning difficulties, good literature criteria, home economics, business education, fine arts, science and music. A panel discussion on politics and education will involve a local student, teacher and principal following addresses by keynote speakers on the same topic. There will also be special sessions to provide some valuable and interesting information for those in attendance including a presentation on planning an estate, education in revolution and "a look at China" slide presentation. South western Alberta educators and all interested persons are invited to attend the two-day convention. The convention officials in a press conference Tuesday issued a special invitation to parents to join any or all sessions. "Parents share with the school the tremendous task of providing learning experience for the student. We encourage you to take advantage of this they stated in the invitation. EIWOOD F5EBGUSON WWlo Look again Most people have been awed at some time in their lives by an illusion some- thing mat appears other man really exists. Like the wheels of the television western stagecoach that appear to be rotating backward while the vehicle hurtles forward. Uke the magician's bag of tricks. Here's another one. As it sits here it is clearly a photo of the depressions in the snow caused by car tires. But turn it up- side down and where did the depressions go?