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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Parking habits must change with new downtown bylaw The downtown parking me- ters want, your money every weekday including Wednesday afternoon. The inclers have gone hun- gry between noon anil eacli Wednesday for Hie past four years. Now that Ihe city crews nave completed the sign :hangcs necessary lo make the recent traffic bylaw amend- i menl' cnforecahle, the meters mist be led six full days a a-cck, holidays excluded, be- :wcen 9 a.m. and p.m. Anolhcr change, suggested by Jie city adminislration, could X in clfccl by April. About parking spaces in :he civic centre lot will lie con- some by a ticket spil- ler and some by monthly reu- al. i Engineering department esli- Tialos put the cost of a ticket spiller al about. com-j pared with a projected cost ol more lhan to put park- ing nielers on each of Ihe stalls in Ihe civic centre lol. Before a ticket spiller is in- stalled, the Int will }K observed periodically for the next monlh lo delmnine the rate of turn- over. At the same time, the initial stages of a study of Ihe over- all parking situation in Ihe downtown area will be conduct- ed. At the request of city coun- j INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS 0 AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABIISHED 1911 lower Floor 517 4lh Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 Opportunities for You ill here Friday i Ray Burgess, project co-ovrli- j nator of the Opportunities lor Yonlli program for southern Al- will be in Lolhbridgc Friday. Any youths who have a dcfi- nilc projccL planned should ar- j range lo discuss iL with Mr. i Burgess. They may do so by i scheduling an appointment with Ihe department of culture, youth find recreation, phoue 323-9630. cil. the enpineerinR department will got together with downtown merchants to come up with a solution to the parking prob- lem. The Downt own Merchant's Association has called a meet- ing fcir next week to discuss parking and lo appoint mem- bers to the committee respon- sible for Ihe study. The DMA asked to be repre- sented on tiio committee last month after city council had volcd lo change parking meter rales to five cents per half hour and 10 ccnls per hour with no more penny meters. Strong opposition to that change persuaded council la drop the proposal and retain (he existing rate o[ five cenls per hour and one cent for 12 minutes. A spokesman for the engi- neering department said I hat rale will not change at least until Aug. 15, the scheduler date for completion of the park ing review. At that time, council will re ccjve a complete review of jp crational costs comparing rev cmies and expenditures of Lhi existing system with proposef systems. Some thought is expected ti be given to eliminating park ing meters in the downtowi area, although the mayor am some of the aJderrnen arc op- posed to the idea. Thursday, February 10, 1972 LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Foothills cattle ranchers have woes Southern Alberta's Cliinook- liko conditions are calling spe- cial problems lor some ranch- ers in the foothills district. Cattle are walking away from homo and iharc is liltle llic ranchers can do unless they stand guard. Sncnv drills sev- Railroad traffic is held up i UlSlrit't SHOWS eral feet high have covered attached to the crusting of lop fences, and the cattle are wali- ol snow during "warm ing out over top. Some ranchers have had lo bell their cattle, or lose Ihe wandering herds to Uie clc- mcnls. It is stressed however, that il is not a dangerous situa- linn and Li "no glut on up" periods in the weather. Coupled mth high drifts over the lop of fences, the packed snow is now strong enough in many places to hold the full weigh! of the cattle. Most of the problem is in the foothills area west of Fort Your birth certificate proves your age and identity. If you were born in Alberta, you can write for a copy of it. The Division of Vital Statistics has on file nearly a million and a half birth registrations, dating from pre- provincc days when Alberta was part of the Northwest Territories. Records are kept up to date by periodic reports from district registrars and issuers of marriage licenses. This documentation of Alberta's births, deaths and marriages means your citizenship and status need never be questioned. You aie well advised to have your birth certificate conveniently on hand for use when unexpected occasions arise. Copies of these vital documents arc available to you in either wallet size or in longform.for a fee of For full information, write to this address: Division of Vital Statistics Alberta Jasper Building Edmonton, Alberta Telephone 422-4205 BILL MATIIESON Mathesoii is Playgoers president The Playgoers of Letlibridgc held their 50th annual meeting ID elect officers and discuss fu- ture Bill Malheson was named to Ihe post of president, with vice- president Ed Bayly, treasurer Charlie ScoLt and secretary Linda Bayly. Publicity director is Jim Elliot, social convenor is Wanda Huszar, and Fran Bay- ly is costume mistress, General director Dick Mells and the Playgoers plan a pro- duction ol Shakespeare's Mid- summer Night's Dream for May. Plans were also formulated for the Golden Anniversary ob- servances of the organization next year. Playgoers is one ol the oldest drama organizations in the province, and one of the prime movers in creating the Dominion Drama Festival. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of Play- goers or is interested in any aspect of stagecraft is inviied U> attend the workshop and casting session for ;he May pro- duction, at 2 p.m. Sunday n Ihe Playgoers Room ol Ihe Bos- nian Arts Centre. It will probably be this week- end before rail traffic is moving again in parts of the Cardston district, according to CP Rail officials in the area. The lines from Haley to Card- slon and Haley to Glenwood are blocked in certain spots, and the heavy, packed snow along llie line has completely I stopped all tralfic from mov- ing The two lines are among (ho least used by the CPR in the south, and according to rail- way officials, they could have been opened up already if it wasn't for the almost continu- ous maintenance job that has to be carried out on the more- travelled lines in Ihe south. All other rail lines in the -e- i gion are said to be in good COD- j riJtiwi and traffic moving at a I "near normal winter pace." A (similar situation applies throughout most other parts of the province. The railway moved more than 700 loaded cars out of the province during (he past week. Most of the loadings were for west coast terminals. Conservatives nominate Feb. 28 The Fob. 28 Lelbbridge fed- eral Progressive Conservative Association nominating conven- ion will be lield at p.m. in -he Civic Centre, party officials announced today. Nomination papers must be 'iled by all candidates seven days in advance of the convcn- ion, with Fanny Hopkins, sec- retary of the association. All local Conservative partv members holding valid 1972 memberships will be eligible In 'ote. including persons purclins- ng their memberships nl the 'oor prior lo (he1, meeting. Announced and likely caiuli- tales include Lelhhridpe busi- ic-ssman John Gogo and for- mer Fort Mac-lcod mayor Ken iurlburt. MP Dcanc Gimdlock announced he relirn rom federal politics an is called. TCASA i i can't hold bingo I The Travel and Convention j Association of Southern Alber- i ta is not a "non profit" or- I ganization under Alberta law, and hence not permitted to op- erate a bingo. Association manager Frank Smith said the group had hopec i to raise extra money from bin- I go, but a check of its status in law revealed that this is not legal. Association director Leo Sing- er said the Lelhbridge Cham- ber of Commerce is also inter- ested in raising money through bmgo. by running the game over television. Directors doubted whether the chamber would qualify aa a nou profit organization eith- TCASA gets DAMS Since 1955 the .Prairie Farm Ichabiiitalinn Adminisirnt i o n as provided engineering and financial rssis'.auce for 91.000 small and dugouts to suu- ply for livestock, irriga- lion domestic A Local Mliatives Program grant from the federal govern- ment for a tourist origin des- tination study in soulhem Al- beria was S5.600, not as earlier reported. Travel and Convention Asso- ciation ol Soulhern Alberta manager Frank Kmilh said he made a mistake in announces the higher amount when appro- val for the grant was given in January. The money is to employ three people during February and four people during March to the end of May. They are analysing four years of information from tourist of- fices al Fort Maclcod and Leth- bridge to delermine travel pat- terns of visitors to Ibis area. The information will be used by Ihe TCASA and other inter- ested groups lo plan where and when to spend advertising dol- i lars ,48.4 Hitter bear popular ivith Yurko Environment Minister Bill Yurlto in a li'tlcr lo I In1 Travel and Convention Assoriat.ion of Southern Albrrir. hns Imulrd tli? [TCASA's