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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta EASTER IN LAS 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 occup. ART WIILIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The LetKbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, February 7, 1973 PAGES 15 TO 23 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-741T CURRENT STORE HOURS: 9:00 to 5:30 Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri. Thursday 9:00 to 9:00 Closed Saturdays CMHC satisfied with modifications to West Lethbridge plans Central Mortgage and. Housing Corporation is prepared to lift a freeze on residential development in West Lethbridge, the CMHC Lethbridge manager says. Ron Pushkarenko said he met recently with city officials and was satisfied that modifications have been made to plans for tlie subdivision to clear the way for CMHC to approve National Housing Act financing. City Manager Tom Nutting told city council two weeks ago that the sale of lots in West Lethbridge was suspended because the federal finance agency was not satisfied with plans. Mr. Pushkarenko said Tuesday the city has agreed to modifications and if the subdivision plan is submitted for CMHC approval, it will likely be approved. Because West Lethbridge is separated by a seven-mile road from the east side and downtown area, some basic amenities must be available if residential lots are to be sold, he said. There must be: "  some form of minimal fire protection;  schools when the population readies a certain size;  some kind of playground for children;  improved public transportation;  and, a corner-store type of commercial development. Mr. Pushkarenko said he is satisfied that arrangements have been made by the city that all these amenities will be provided when needed. t Value Village fate unsure after blaze By LARRY BENNETT Herald Staff Writer As city fire inspectors sift through the rubble, the owner of the Value Village Shopping Centre rem a i ned undecided about its future. Mrs. Ian Wood told The Herald she "simply has not had enough time to make any decisions" concerning what the future of the three - store complex, destroyed Tuesday by fire, will be. City Fire Inspector Doug Kometz said the major pail of the investigation started this morning. More photos over page. Boarded up Value Village, 13th St. and 6th Ave. S., after fire $325,000 goal Heart Blitz on Feb. 26 The Alberta Heart Foundation Is trying to raise $325,000 this month for research into the causes and prevention of heart and blood vessel diseases. "Heart and blood vessel diseases are the largest single cause of death in Canada," says Dr. G. S. Balfour of Lethbridge, the foundation's provincial campaign chairman. "Heart and blood vessel dis- Don't Forget Ker! Send her a 'LOVE BUNDLE' for Valentine's Day! For only $12.00 from MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Phone 327-1515 eases are on the increase as the standard of living is getting bettor in Canada. Today about 51 per cent of Canadians die of heart and blood vessel dis- Thieves grab Two brothers from Rimbey, Alta., have been charged with break, enter, and theft after a "smash and grab" last night at the Swap Shop on 2nd Ave. S. A front window was broken at the store, and two men grabbed a 12 - gauge shotgun and an electric guitar, and ran away. Anthony Tony Day, 16; and Darrell Day, 24, were arrested a short time later. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABI! MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lower Level PHONE 327-2822 BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. Open Thurs., Fri. till 9 p.m. Armed robbery suspects remanded to Friday eases. It will affect most of us in the end." February has been designated the Heart Month in Canada. The Heart Blitz will be held in the province either on Sunday, Feb. 25, or Monday, Feb. 26. In Lethbridge, the Heart Blitz will be held on Monday, Feb. 26. The local branch of the foundation is still looking for canvassers and volunteers should should call Eda McMullin, local campaign, at. 327-6870. More than 75 per cent of the money the foundation receives is spent on research and 10 per cent on education. Campaign and administration costs take away 15 per cent. Dr. Balfour said the foundation has always exceeded its objective in Alberta despite its larger objective every year. The 1970 objective was $250,000 (final $250,038), 1971 objective $255,000 ($295,804) and 1972 objective $300,000 ($317,044). The campaign in Lethbridge netted $17,975 last year. Three men charged with the armed robbery Monday night of a Hardieville man have been remanded without plea to Feb. 9 after a court appearance Tuesday. Samuel Wayne Teague, 22, of Vancouver; Michael Patrick Henry O'Neil, 21, of Lethbridge; and Charles Dennis Avery, 27, of Taber were arrested Tuesday after three men stole $2,300 from Lory Edward Kennedy at gun - point south of Lethbridge. The men will remain in custody until their next appearance. RCMP report that some of the money has been recovered. New hog selling mechanism will open export markets Alberta hog producers will be able to sell animals for export markets through a contract as far as five years into the future by next week. In a telephone interview, Wayne Smith, Southern Alberta director for the Alberta Hog Producers Marketing Board, said plans are being finalized today to arrange a system which will allow Alberta producers to offer long term contracts for export through the provincial selling mechanism. Since the Alberta Hog Producers Marketing Board was started, all hogs marketed in 8 Cranbrook young people face break-in charges Eight Cranbrook, B.C., area youths, including four juveniles, will appear in provincial New Arrivals at Camm's For Spring 1973 "Condor" by Joyce This dressy Joyce tie comes in red, pecan, black or white crinkle patent wet look. "Perfect" by Cloud Soft Originals This lovely shoe has leather support and is available in crinkle patent. Other styles in JUST ARRIVED - 500 PAIRS OF SUMMER SANDALS Just In time for your sun-fun winter trip. OPEN THURS. AND FRI. UNTIL 9 P.M. "Empress" Strip Sandals This lovely dress sandal is available in black, navy, or red kid under glass. AAA, AA and B widths in sizes 5V4 to 10V4. See, too, the many new styles for Spring in our exclusive "Lisa Debs" CAMM'S 403 - 5th Street S. SHOES court today on charges arising from three break-ins Monday night. Richard James Crooks, 18; and Michael Theodore Desbar-nais, 20, were arrested last night charged that they broke into Acme TV, Circle Mohawk, and Superior Gulf, and stole cigarettes, eight-track tapes, and two television sets from the three businesses. Rodney Patrick Cavelle, 19; and Barry R. Pedersen will also appear in court today, facing charges of possession of stolen property. Police also arrested four juvenile girls in the same raid. Two have been charged with breaking into Circle Mohawk, while the other two have been charged with possession of stolen property. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 Alberta have had to be offered over a tape selling mechanism. The tape machine starts recording the selling prices for a given lot of hogs above the current market price and shows a decrease of five cents a hundredweight every second until it has dropped $1. To buy any hogs, buyers in locations served by the tape mechanism simply push a button when the price reaches their desire. Under the special export selling arrangement, the price the tape machine starts at will be significantly above the price set for hogs for the domestic market. The machine will show a decrease of five cents a hundredweight ' each second until it reaches a price designated by the seller as the lowest price he will sell his animals for. If it reaches this reserve price before an exporter acts, the hogs will be taken off the market. Any producer will be allowed to offer a minimum of 300 hogs on a three - year basis and for as long as five years. The sale of hogs on the future contract system will not be allowed for hogs entering the United States. Mr. Smith said the future contract will ensure that producers have a guaranteed price for their animals for at least five years (if that is the length of the forward contract). FOR SALE THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR An International Daily Newspaper At The CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM Corner 12th St. & 4th Ave. S. Open 12 Noon to 2 p.m. Tues., Thurs.and Sat. EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND LEGAL HOLIDAYS A basic part of the inspection involved a meeting with Fire Inspector Kometz and a postal investigator at the fire scene this morning. The investigation centred around the post office section of the Value Village Drug Mart, where it is thought the fire started. Damage bas been loosely estimated at about $75,000 for the building, which was first built in 1949 and recently renovated, plus the stock of the bakery, pharmacy and grocery store. Only one person was injured. Carol Lowery, wife of the pharmacist in the drug store, suffered minor burns on her arms and was treated at St. Michael's General Hospital and released. The fire started shortly after noon Tuesday and was discovered by Mrs. Lowery. Ed Crowe, employed at the food store division, said he was first aware of the fire when Mrs. Lowrey ran into the store with what looked like cuts on her arms yelling there was a fire. Shortly afterwards he said Ms section of the store filled with smoke. He ran to the rear where he heard bottles breaking in Hie fire. He threw a couple of buckets of water on the blaze and left. Margaret Gregory and Marilyn Geklrich said they weren't aware the fire was serious and remained in the building until the smoke got "really bad." Then they went to the back of the store and carried out the business records. Smoke prevented them from returning to the store. While they remained in the store the girls called the fire department. Flora Groenen, had just purchased some groceries in the food market and had left them there while she went to the drug store to shop. She saw the smoke and went across the street from the already blazing building and also made a call to the fire department. The fire department also received calls stating that there had been an explosion, but no evidence of an explosion was found. Mr. Kometz said a loud noise could have been made if superheated air in the buildirg "blew the windows out of It." The blaze was finally extinguished shortly before 3 p.m. leaving the building's three sections gutted and large portions of the roof collapsed. Through - out the entire battle firefighters were hampered by thick smoke which required them to wear special oxygen breathing devices and tanks. Mr. Kometz said the fee continued to sprout up out of control because it was burning in an inaccessible portion of the HOME OWNERS! If your heme is left unattended for even one night you should have a HONEYWELL WINTER WATCHMAN This unit plugs into any wall outlet and a lamp is then plugged into 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 1 0-95 Sold by CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd Avenue S, LETHBRIDGE Phone 328-3388 building between a false ceiling and the actual roof. "When a fire is in a space like that you can't get at it from below and you can't safely try to fight it from the roof, because you never know where it will sprout up," he said. During the raging blaze a total of ,36 firefighters, four pumper trucks, the hook-and-ladder truck and the emergency equipment vehicle of the city fire department were on the scene. Mop-up crews of the firefighters were deluged with curious school children'as they passed the inferno site on their way home. Traffic in a four block area around the building was rerouted by police until late Tuesday evening. General News faces strike General News of Lethbridge is facing a strike by 17 members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Clerks union. In a supervised strike vote Friday, 11 members voted in favor of strike action with six opposed. Since the strike vote the union representative has met with the company lawyers. No information has been released on the talks and no strike notice has been delivered to the company. General News manager Len Herring said today he had received nothing from the union and did not expect to know anything before the weekend on what action Is planned. The strike vote was held after a conciliation board award, reported to call for a 31 per cent wage increase over the next two years, was rejected by the company. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5t.h St. S. Phone 328-4095 General News distributes magazines and books to retail outlets in the city. Employees can strike two days after giving the company notice of intentions to strike. Look! HALF PRICE Corning Ware 80 OUNCE COVERED SAUCEPAN (Butterscotch Round) Reg. $9.95 Value Clearing M 07 while stocks I* last, only ..... Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE - 1920 2nd AVE. S. Thursday, February 8fh SALE STARTS 6:30 P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Double dresser; Chrome table and fi chairs; Comp. 54" bed; Vanity dresser; Desk; 2 old dressers; 8 light oak chairs; Good selection of T.V. sets; Stainless steel sink in cabinet; Double porcelain sink with spray; Wardrobe;-Hi-boy chest of drawers; Gas and electric ranges; Lovely red velvet chair; Colonial rocker; Piece cushion floor linoleum appro*. 12'xl5'; Good commercial cooler with compressor; Ice cream cooler and showcase; Frigid aire fridge; Frigid-aire portable dishwasher; Kid's saddle; Doors; Apartment size gas range; Bicycles; Frigidaire and Viking dryers; Coffee tables; 2 gas heaters; Wood heater; Treadle sewing machines; 9'xl2' rug and undermat. Roof rack for station wagon; Wagon wheel coffee table; Mirror; Vacuums; Radios; Ice cream chair; 2 speakers; Suitcases; Battery charger; Coffee tables; Light fixtures;-School desks; Guitar. Many More Items Too Nnmerous To Mention. SPECIALS ARCTIC CAT SNOWMOBILE 1951 FORD % TON TRUCK 1959 CHEVROLET FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 41 Lie. 458 ;