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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta IKING YOW KIAIIVIS AND HtrlNW WOM IOTOW TO VISIT. For travel arrangement! and information contact: BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Phow MUM1 or 3JMIM "BUTTE TKAVEl SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUH TELEPHONE" ThcLcthbrid aid SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, February il, 1971 PAGES 13 TO 28 h'l o CHEAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 323-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 By HERB JOHNSON' Herald City Hall Reporter The Municipal Planning Com- missicn Wednesday tied 'ith the problem of how to han- le an application from Henry [omes Ltd. for a 10 storey motel on Mayor Magratli Drive nd came up with a comprom- se solution. While the application was re- used in an evenly split vote, ie commission intends to pre- are a recommendation to city ouncil that density standards n C-8 commercial zones bo re- ised. If approved by council, he revision would allow double APPRECIATES HEART SUROERY-Jerry Elder of Leth- bridge, 31, who underwent open-heart surgery twice in, the past six years, is working full time and hopes to participate in sports again this summer. Two operations in six years Heart surgery means life' to city nmn By BEVERLY-ANN CARLSON Herald Staff Writer "If it wasn't for research into heart disorders, I wouldn't ie here says Jerry Elder, 31-year-old operations manager of a paper wholesale firm in Lethbridge. "My heart has been weak since I had rheumatic fever at foe age of 14. The fever en- larged my heart." In May, 1965, Mr. Elder underwent his first open-heart surgery to repair a leaky valve. Six months later, he could again do the things he bicycle riding, skating, swim- ming. Heart fund blitz Sunday Many young people in Leth- bridge will be taking part in the one day heart fund cam- paign in the city's resident i a 1 area Sunday. Groups represented in c 1 ude SPEDAPSO (Catholic youth nurses from St. Michael's Gen e r a 1 Hospital; girls from the LDS Church; the De Molay; SATO Southern Alberta Teen Organization; Winston Churchill High School. Meanwhile, the Weight Watchers clubs of Alberta have indicated they will give a pen- ny for every pound lost by members in the month of Feb- ruary. It is thought some pounds might be lost, provid- ing a donation of returned to work, and fulMime on Jan. 1, 1971. Mr. Elder anticipates that when summer comes, he will again be able to participate in sports. "Many improvements in Communication is object of separate school group CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 In July, 1970, he suffered a heart attack and had surgery, on Oct. 5. By Dec. 1, he had technique and equipment have been made since my first oper- he says. One improvement is in the reduction of intensive post- operative care to four from seven days, and the discovery of new types of heart valves. A soundwave technique to A school board.- teacher ad- visory committee on educa- tional affairs is being establish- ed in the Lethbridge separate school district to facilitate greater internal communica- tion. The committee will have about 12 members, including teachers, princip a 1 s, admin- istrators and trustees. The separate school board Wednesday approved the final draft of the committee proposal drawn up by a committee of the groups to be represented. It will meet monthly, consid- ering suggested new policies and programs originating from any group in the school district, and present its recommenda- tions to the board or teachers or other groups involved. It will also act as a problem- solving body to attempt to meet special difficulties as they may arise, and may itself ini- tiate discussions for program and policy revisions, making recommendations on its find- ings. It will also attempt to in- volve as many people as pos- sible in separate school district In other business Wednesday, the board heard that progress in application for the. St. Mary's School addition has received an- ither two week setback due o a request from the depart- ment of education school build- ngs board for more informa- 'on. Existing plans and specifica- ions were returned to the board rom Edmonton, and then sent sack to Edmonton dropping them into the depart- ment of education's assessment machinery for a third time. Since trustees would like to see the addition opened by Sep- tember, a special meeting may >e called to approve final cost estimates as soon as the de- lartment signifies its approval. Dine and Dance FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHT! Marvellous Food Soft Lights In the Luxurious WESTWINDS DINING ROOM Featuring THE MOONGLOWS to p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations c f sen s check proper operation of the heart and valves has been de veloped, and the length of re covery time, at all levels, ha been reduced greatly. A large step was made when the new heart lung machin was introduced. Originally, th hospital would have to have a least 19 pints of fresh blood in order to operate. With the machine, tills amount is cu drastically, as the machine self-priming. In post operative care, th patients are now kept on respirator for the first full day which lessens the strain on th patient's body. "The first three days afte surgery are very rough. It is shock to be sitting normall one day and then wake up th next day and not know if you'r going to b've or die." But Mr. Elder says, and his wife agrees, that it is worth th to be alive an able to do the things I reall enjoy." Philadelphia invitation to Gruenwald Dick Gruenwald, a Leth- bridge separate school trustee and Lethbridge Community Col- lege governor has been invited to be a luncheon speaker April 2 in Philadelphia, at a confer- ence of the Council of Ameri- can Junior Colleges. He has been asked to address deleg a t e s on vocational and technical education programs in Alberta. The special conference pre- cedes the annual conference ol the U.S. National School Boards' Associa tion, in Philadelphia, April 2 to 0. The NSBA is similar to the Canadian School Trustees' As- sociation, and Mr. Gruenwalc will attend its conference as a delegate of the Alberta School Trustees' Association, of which he is past president. Scout meet March 13 The annual meeting and ba quet of the Boy Scouts, soul ern Alberta region, will be he! March 13, in the Grenadie rloom. Marquis Hotel, at p.m. Special speaker at the ever Will be L. E. Halmrast, forme provincial minister of heal and welfare. Entertainment be pro- vided, followed by the pre- senation of honors and awards. Tickets may be obtained from district council officers, or at the region council office, 217 12 St. A Lethbridge. commercial scope sought city's Mayor Magrath Drive water reservoir north of the site, which was considered to be a part of the development. Alderman Steve Kotch said a precedent had been set by the Shoppers' World approval. The MFC and city council had "bent over backwards" for one de- veloper and should do so for another he said. "We have changed, by default, the density standards on Mayor Magrath he said. It was suggested by develop- er Henry Gretzinger that if cot comparable to the green rip- Various figures on parking brought forth, however it as generally agreed that re- uirements could be- met with- ut w a i v i n g the bylaw stan- ards. The actual vote was tied, teve Kotch, C. W. Chichester nd Oli Erdos favored the ap- lication; Joe Balla Tom Nut- iroposed tlations. Density standards refer to the atio between the total floor area and the size of the site. A ratio of .53 is now allowed; t was indicated that the rec- unmendation wculd be for a 1.0 ratio. A bylaw that would have made this same revision was cted down by city council on second reading last summer. At he time a similar application rom the same developer was leing considered by the MFC and was a part cf the review council did of development along the Drive. When the by- aw amendment was rejected, he application was refused. Density standards and park- ng provisions were the t w o main items consk. rpj during Jie at times spirited discus- ion. The proposed motel has a density ratio of ,83, the same as the recently approved motor hotel in Shoppers' V.'orld. The density requirement was waived 'in the case of Shoppers' World, taking into account the open area provided by the city open green areas were to be considered in calculating den- sity that a 25-foot-wide green ne revisiuil uuuuic v D he present density and put the strip separated from the site proposed motel within the rcfr on on this suggestion. Aid. Kotch argued in favor of ising the green strip; Erwin Adderley, executive director oi he 01 d m a n River Regional lanning Commission, said the near the Shoppers' Potters' Guild elects officers Rena Whitmore was elected president of the Oldman River Fetters' Guild at the group's recent annual meeting. Also e'ected were: Fran Van Schaik, first vice president; Audrey Davidson, second vice president Elsie Kitchener secretary; June Smith, trea- surer; and Gerta Patson Helen Flaig and Diana Howell convenors. The guild, one of about 3t member groups of the AUiec Arts Council, ho'd children's classes every Saturday, I1 a.m. to noon, at the Bowman Arts Centre. Each class i complete unit and children may take as many, or as few as they wish. Special children's potterj classes are planned again this year for the Easter weekend. New adult members of the guild receive a full set of six lessons each fall. Membership is available at any time of the year. The guild has workshops in glazes and sculpture scheduled for the late spring. Chief guild instructor is Elaine Harrison. demise of the EDC object of motion .Vorld hotel was a special case getable growers meeting here About 50 southern Alberta vegetable growers met in Leth bridge today for the annua meeting of the Alberta Fresh Vegetable Growers' Associa tion. Tom Krahn, special crops supervisor, Alberta Horticultura Research Centre, says 1970 has not been a particularly year for Alberta's vegetable in dustry, and discussion at th meeting will concern problems in research, production, ban riling, storage, and implications of national marketing legisla tion. "Prices on some commod ties have been very low and th federal task force on agricul hire did not paint a very brigh peiture for the industry with il recommendation for free trad with the United sai Mr. Krahn. The Alberta Fresh Vege- tables Commission, also mee ing here this week was formec last year, and its first annua meeting will be held Friday a a.m. The commission's operations and regulations are expected t be a major topic for discussion To attend meet Witt Bowns, manager of the Lethbridge Chamber of Com- merce, is to attend the West- ern Canada chamber man- ager's conference in Saskatoon March 12-13. UN deadline is extended The registration daaffine for the 7th annual Mcde! UN in Lethbridge has been extended to Feb. 15. Persons to register can do so by cent-dins; Kim Ankers at the Lethbridge Col- legiate Institute. About 150 people are expect- ed to attend the sessions this year, April 12 and 13 in the LCI auditorium. All sessions are open to the public. City men attend Calgary meet Alderman C. W. Chicheste and Bill Falconer, emergenc measures co-ordinator, are a tending the Alberta Municipa Conference on Emergenc Measures in Calgary this wee] Mr. Falconer attended a spe- cial one-day conference for c crdinators only Wednesday Both he and AM. Chicheste will represent the city at mee ings of co-ordinators and elec ed municipal officials Thursda and Friday. Main speakers at the confe enee are C. R. Patterson, n tional co-ordinator of civ emergency measures, a n Burke Stannard, scientific o ficer of the Defence Reseaic Board. ting and Ted Lawrence voted against it. There were indica- tions that some of those voting against it did so because they felt it was better to recom- mend a change in the density standards rather than w a i v e them in a particular case. The location for the hotel is 1307 Mayor Magrath Drive, the same as Mr. Grctzinger's ap- plication last year. Deputy Mayor Rex Little ays the performance of the nomic Development Com- mission has been "lacklustre" nd the commission's con- inued existence is a "waste of ime." Alderman Little filed a no- ice of motion at city council wo weeks ago, the intent of i'hich was to do away with the commission. While the motion was not cted upon at Monday's meet- ing because of a lack of time, t is on the agenda for coun- cil's meeting this coming Mon- day. Council did accept another ______ resignation from a member of he commission at Monday's meeting. Alan White left the ranks, reducing the eight-mem- jer commission to only three. Elmer Ferguson resigned in November. The terms of chair- man Dr. Herb Axford, Sven Ericksen and Bob Parkyn ran out at the end of 1970. Re- placements have not been ap- pointed by council. Remaining on the commis sion are Al Packard, City Man ager Tom Nutting and Mayor Andy Anderson, as ex-officio member. Mayor Anderson's term rum indefinitely; Mr. Nutting and Mr. Packard's terms expire a the end of 1971, assuming the commission isstill in e tence. If Aid. Little has his way the commission will be re- placed by a "task force" ap- proach. A special group of re- source persons would be set u] by the director of economic de- velopment, in consultation with the city manager, to work on a particular project. Aid. Littl said these people could b drawn from the community particularly the university, th research station and the col lege. The task force would be goal oriented, with the policy the would follow established b city council. Aid. Little said th commission has not fulfilled it role in helping set policy an that this must be done by coun til, not delegated to a commis sion. In the past, he said, the com mission has "dealt with gen eralities and procrastinated. Because Lethbridge is begin ning to feel the effects of th unemployment situation it important that this kind of foo dragging be avoided and development be actively sough out, he said. He emphasized that any tas force woud work with the d rector of economic develop ment and his motion to d away with the commission wa ot a reflection on the director r that particular office. Dr. Herb Axford, whose term .3 chairman expired at the end f December, had no comment n.the situation. He said ear- ier he did not intend to serve gain on the commission. Vhether new members were appointed or not was strictly a wlitical decision to be made by :ity council, he said. Another former member, .vho asked that his name not be used, said it was "pretty much i waste of time" for volun- to serve on the commis- sion because all decisions were made behind closed dccrs be- fore or after commission meet- ngs. All the commission did, ie said, was "cross i's and dot ,'s and decide whether it should sit at a round table or a square one." Local firm iven federal grant Jean Marchand, federal min- ister of regional economic ex- pansion, has announced a 000 incentives grant for Fre- built Industries Ltd. of Leth- bridge. The grant will aid in a 000 expansion project at the firm's north-side plant will create 54 new jobs. A com- pany spokesman said renova- tions to the main production building should be finished in about a month. A new produc- tion line will go into operation later. The extra room in the main building is the result of moving component production into the Tenant Building at 2nd Ave. and 7th St. N., which Prebuilt has purchased. The expansion will mean in- creased production of the com- pany's present line of recrea- tion vehicles and industrial and commercial relocatable build- ings. OLD TOOTH Scientists recently reported finding a tooth fossil believed to be from an ancestor of the ele- phant that lived four million years ago, near Taipei, For- mosa. EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR MIKE HANZEL 317 7th STREET SOUTH McCREADY-BAINES STILL HAS PLENTY OF BEAUTIFUL Valentine's Day Sunday, Feb. 14th! For Her Moirs Heart Shaped Boxed Chocolates 6Si I"