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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, February 8, 1974 City Scene More rooms for elderly seen Chances are good for additional senior citizen accommodation in the city, Don Le Baron, administrator for Green Acres Foundation sfrid Thursday. Mr. Le Baron, who recently returned from meeting with the provincial government, thinks funds for more residences will be included in the 1974-75 budget. The budget will be introduced at the next sitting of the legislature in March. "We feel chances are Mr. Le Baron said. "Our needs have been established and it looks favorable." The funds would be used to build additions to Golden Acres Lodge and Green Acres Lodge, Mr. Le Baron said. The additions would cost about and would include 10 single room additions to each lodge. Man jailed in theft case A Lethbridge man who admitted possession of a number of rings and watches stolen from a city jewelry store Jan. 20 was sentenced in provincial court Thursday to nine months in jail. Norman Richard Bengry, 41, had originally pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was Ability fund drive set The franchise to operate the "ability fund drive" in South- West Alberta has been awarded to the Rehabilitation society in Lethbridge. The ability fund provides money for services for the disabled including recreational activities, appliances such as wheelchairs and artificial limbs, and helps the society "expand and maintain" programs in their workshop. The funds collected are administered by members of a committee comprised of members of the society board but, they say, the funds are not just for the handicapped in the workshop. Any handicapped person can apply to the committee for funds, a spokesman explained. No goal has been set for the amount of money to be collected. Charity, LCC needs first The needs of the Lethbridge Community College and charitable organizations will be given first consideration when project work is carried out by students as part of their learning experience, the LCC SPECIAL! 15 02. THERMOS BOTTLE Regular Special Only 1 49 Ml HHWWirts 327-5767 DOWNTOWN board of governors has decided. Previously, project work was handled on a first-come, first-served basis but Dr. C. D. Stewart, president, said some people had expressed concern about having to wait so long to have their property repaired by the students. He felt a more harmonious situation would prevail if most project work was restricted to the work required by the college and charitable organizations. The project work varies from the repair of automobiles to the upholstering of furniture. ftrtHMDMUMicMc CUFF MACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEOKAL DENTAL KM. PHONE 32T-2K2 AKROYD'S PLUMBING. HEATING AND GASFITTING ram lor Mnfer citizens New 32B-21M Furnace Installations Humidifiers Sheet Metal Work FOR PROMPT EFFICIENT SERVICE CALL CAPITAL HEATING LTD. 1273- 3rd Avenue South Phone 327-1630 Harry Lubbers ACCOUNTANT wishes to announce the opening of his office at No. 91277 Third AvenueS. LetttahJue. Mberta T1J OK3 'Small businesses need city help9 City governments have a great responsibility to help small businesses, says an industrial engineer for the Research Council of Alberta. City administration is the first level of government that can help small businesses compete with large corporations, James Ergil told the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs at a noon luncheon Thursday at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Earlier, he told the group more advanced industry would win every time when competing with small businesses because bigger business has more advanced and sophisticated methods of operation. Civic governments can do a lot to help small businesses, he said. He gave an example of a failure of the Lethbridge civic government to help a small businessman. The man was trying to sell brooms, which he was making in Lethbridge, to Safeway. But Safeway was getting its brooms from a plant in Winnipeg. The man eventually sold his brooms to a discount store in Edmonton. Mr. Ergil said the city should have told Safeway Lethbridge residents were supporting their stores so they should support this particular Lethbridge broom merchant. Good management is the key to deciding when a small businessman should ask for government help in competing with larger businesses, he said. Locally-owned businesses are much more advantageous to a city, he said. The decisions regarding these businesses are made at the location and not in another province or another country. The decisions made by a local businessman will be made with local interests in mind, Mr Ergil said. If a business is owned by someone who doesn't live in the locality decisions may be made without concern for local interests. He gave the example of a decision to close down a plant. If an outsider owns the plant, he might not be concerned that by closing the plant he would leave people jobless. A local owner would probably be more concerned about this. arrested Jan. 22 after police searched his residence and found the stolen property. Bengry told Provincial Judge A. H. Elford that the jewelry had been left at his place by Robert Charles Protheroe. Protheroe was sentenced Jan. 30 to three years in prison for the theft. Truck parkade A caravan of trucks with a back-to-the-farm destination silently await their owners along the truck route on 1st Avenue S. After hauling in a bit of last fall's harvest, the farmers are likely taking advantage of the opportunity to do some urban shopping. Public library will get 120 new Canadian books The Lethbridge public library will get a set of 120 Canadian paperback books Tuesday morning as part of a giveaway bonanza by Toronto publisher Jack McClelland. Mr. McClelland, president of McClelland and Stewart Ltd. said Thursday he will give away Canadian paperbacks in virtually every town and city in Canada to prove "the wealth of Canadian writing that exists in Canada." During the next 10 days, Mr. McClelland said, his company will give paperbacks to Clues sought in break-ins at service station, house Police are investigating a break-in at an east side service station which occurred sometime Wednesday night or Thursday Council meet to start early City council's regular Monday meeting will begin at p.m. and adjourn at 6 p.m. for the Canada Winter Games countdown party. Council will reconvene at 9 p.m. to hear delegation and complete any remaining business on its agenda. Delegations are expected at the meeting to speak on the naming of the north side pool and on sidewalks in the 12th Street N. area north of the Centre Village shopping mall. morning. The Dieppe Service Station, 28th St. and 1st Ave. S.. was entered through a window and in cheques and in cash was stolen. In another break-in Thursday about worth of household items was stolen from a residence. Marion Swanston, 701 llth Ave. S., told police her house was entered sometime between noon and 4 p.m. and several dishes, a radio, a stereo and other items were taken. Police said entrance was gained through an unlocked door. mayors, librarians, personalities and especially people who like to read from St. John's, Nfld., to Victoria. "I'm even going to hand them out myself on the street in the middle of he said. "I'm tired of people asking me why Canadian publishers don't get into Mr. McClelland said. "We're into paperbacks we have close to 200 Canadian authors in paperback and I think it's time people realized it." He said the books will be fiction, non-fiction, poetry politics and history. The Lethbridge Library will get its books a set of McClelland and Stewart's New Canadian Library, consisting of more than 120 books by Canadian authors at 9 a.m. Tuesday. They'll be presented on behalf of the publisher by C. Les Usher, deputy minister of the department of culture, youth and recreation. Mr. McClelland says the company would also supply bookstores with some paper backs so they can give a free one to every customer who buys two Canadian paperbacks between Feb. 8 and 16. Judging schedules tonight for one-act play festival INSURANCE HOME FARM AUTO AND LIFE We Can Save You Money SEEUSSOONl fORSTCR 4GCNCY 7M 3rd Am. S. 327-27M Great New Looks for A Great New Season LOVELY'LISA DEBS' with the new higher heel and more femi- nine toe featuring the new wafer platform sole. In black crinkie patent AAA, AA and B widths HIKING BOOTS Judging of the six plays presented during the Lethbridge and district one- act play festival will take place tonight. The adjudication, to be done by Dr. Bryan Tyson, University of Lethbridge English department, will follow the performance of the three remaining plays in the program. Eliza and the Lexicon, staged by the Lethbridge Youth Theatre, Ladies of Camelot, performed by the Windy Hollow Players from Pincher Creek, and toe Rising of the Moon, by Lethbridge Playgoers, make up tonight's program, which starts at p.m. at the Yates. The winning play of the festival will be p'resented during the provincial festival March 1 to 3 in Banff. About 150 persons attended the opening night of the festival Thursday. Sunny weekend forecast Southern Alberta should be in the midst of a blizzard, considering the sunshine which prevailed on Groundhog Day last Saturday, but a warm, sunny weekend is forecast by the Kenyon Field weather office. Highs ranging from 20 degrees to 30 degrees are forecast for all of Southern Alberta, with few clouds to stop the sunshine. A high pressure system from British Columbia is credited with causing the good weather. The weather office says higher pressure heats the air and reduces cloud, and usually means good weather. The Alberta Motor Association reports that most roads in the district are bare and dry. Some have blowing snow or slippery sections. Native centre expels director for drinking A director of the Lethbridge Friendship Centre has been expelled from the board for allegedly drinking in the centre. Margaret Cotton was removed from the board during its regular monthly meeting Thursday night. A report from Gordon Keewatin. executive director, claimed Mrs. Cotton was drunk in the centre Tuesday and used abusive language when told to leave. Frank McDonald, board president, said drinking is a problem in the centre, one which the board is trying to fight swetfe try genuine Vibram 1 Special wrtti CHILDREN'S SHOES a great sp'aetion 01 new Misses Ties >n or with The lower heel EXERCISE SANDALS m Beiae or Navy also tieel tti White WAGE PUSSYFOOTS for those young growing feel In White crinkte. red crinkle, also navy and While DCD ana widths Phone 927-9090 CAMM'S FURNACES (IN STOCK) SNBTIITALVWK DUAL WHEELS on oofltt ffMt IwM of104nft1 tfK-lor flin to wtwMl. Gtra 2. Double Beveled Rhm AM IMS ftojdnp. Fits Ail Arrangements Positive Grip Fit Wheel Spacer Bands Easy, Rapid Remova? One Types OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. -M ST. North Phone 327-1S71 'OLIVER DEALER' nMrwtfN Gov'ts promise adequate stock of insecticide The grasshopper infestation on The Prairies could be one of the worst on record but all three provincial governments have vowed to assure adequate stocks of insecticide to combat the pest. At a special meeting in Saskatoon this week, provincial and federal government researchers and environmentalists were told up to million acres of farmland might have to be spayed with insecticides this year. The determing factor is weather, says Neil Holmes, head of the entomology section at the Lethbridge Research Station. If the spring is warm and dry for a prolonged period, the millions of grasshopper eggs laying dormant throughout the three western prairie provinces will hatch within a short period of time. And if the hoppers hatch early, the hoards will have an added advantage because the spring crops will be at a susceptible stage of growth and will be easy for the hoppers to eat. Dr. Holmes said the key to combatting the grasshoppers is a constant vigilance by every farmer when the hoppers start to hatch in the spring. He said crops, road side allowances and stubble fields where a crop was grown last year will be the key hatching areas. "If growers watch close, the damage can be he said. The research station will be doing regular surveys throughout the provinces when spring arrives and will report at intervals the stage of the grasshopper hatch. The hatch could be over in one month if the weather "co- operates" but could drag on for two months if interrupted by cool, damp conditions. Adding to the problems for researchers and farmers are three species of hoppers. Some of the species are more tolerant of insecticides than others, which hampers spraying operations. Farmers just miles apart could spray a similar concentration of insecticide at the same time and one could get a complete kill while the other could still have up to 20 per cent of the hoppers left to damage his crops. Dr. Holmes said this aspect of grasshopper control mil be high in the list of priorities in FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE azr-eses E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHIMOfiE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Mints fits 1973 VOLKSWAGEN 412 STATION WAGON Still Under Warranty 1969 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Automatic Transmission 1972 Meteor ftMeeii SOO- Premlum unit. MAKE US AN OFFER RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI MI Am mt ft. the development of new insecticides. And research is the key to control of grasshoppers, says Dr. Holmes. "It's not like in Biblical times. We do have a defence against the pest but we have to keep those defences up. This is the reason foi research." Seward Smith, a top grasshopper researcher, retired from active duty at the Lethbridge station last year. Dr. Holmes is hoping this position will be filled in Alberta. Presently, the majority of the research into grasshoppers in being done in Saskatoon with survey work being done in Manitoba. "There is a real close liaison between the federal and provincial governments in the battle against said Dr. Holmes. "This, combined with the co-operation of the communities, will give a good protection for farmers against the pest. German consul to visit city The West German consul for Alberta and the Northwest Territories, W. V. Stegerwald, will visit Lethbridge on the weekend. Mr. Stegerwald will attend the Anne Campbell Singers' Valentine dinner and concert at Southminster United Church Sunday and will discuss plans for the German part of the choir's European trip this summer. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4085 BERGMAN'S Phone 321-0372 2716 12th Ave. S. PHARMACY FACTS FROM O. C. STUBB6 Has it ever occurred to you that we probably have a pretty good idea of the frame of mind you can be in when you bring your prescription to us? You didn't want to be sick in first place did you. And your doctor? He's prob- ably restricted your acti- vities hasn't he. And he prescribed something for you that you didn't know you needed to treat something you certainly didn't ask to have. So? Why not go ahead and GROWL A UTTLE BIT? After ali, we don't really mind.. .because we really do understand always. Open daily a.m. to p.m. Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to p.m. ;