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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta We invite you to drop In and see BERNICE VOTH for all your European travel arrangements. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, February 12, 1973 PAGES 9 TO 18 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 CHAIRS Church group asks Sunday position By NOEL BUCHANAN Herald Staff Writer A definition of Sunday business and city recreation policies is still being sought by Rev. Ken Jordan and the congregation at First United Church, Lethbridge. An initial scrimmage Jan. 15 saw the First United team rebuffed when they asked Leth-britge city council to support letters protesting Sunday Grey Cup football games. The church members asked council to petition the Canadian Football League commissioner and television networks. Aldermen replied negatively, pointing out game times and dates are in the hands of television networks. Council noted it was unfortunate, in their opinion, that Alberta is in the wrong time zone when Grey Cup games are played in Eastern Canada. "Our Grey Cup protect has possibly been misunderstood," Mr. Jordan said in -an interview. "We chose the event because it is readily identifiable. However, the issue we are trying to draw attention to is the fundamental freedom of choice." Commercialization Mr. Jordan said he is concerned by social changes which indicate an increasing commercialization of Sunday and other formerly sacred public holidays. "We are not saving that if other influences are not around people would come to church. But, when more competitive sports and business appear to be tolerated on Sunday, we would like to know what is city policy." Mr. Jordan said parents find it extremely difficult to encourage a child to attend Sunday school when the youngster knows his school friends are playing hockey' at the same hour. Lethbridge Ministerial Assot ciation president, Rev. Harold Jost of the Evangelical Free Church, echoed this concern "We are grateful for all those individuals who work.with little league and minor hockey competition in the city," Mr. Jost said. "But it seems to me more and more playoffs are being conducted on Sunday. Surely there is sufficient time on a Friday evening and ' all day Saturday for playoffs." Church over hockey The Games 1972 Saskatoon experience will help Southern Alberta Mr. Jost says he knows of a few instances where parents have withdrawn their sons from Sunday hockey games in favor of church attendance. Several other church leaders shared Mr. Jordan's concern. "We ought to remember we are not keeping the fourth commandment," said Rev. Robert Deasley, Church of the Naz-arene minister. "However, I'm sure God won't let us off the hook for abusing the Lord's day. We need to go all out to preserve it." "It is not enough for churches to erect social barriers that will drive people to worship," said Henry Nikkei, coordinator at Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church. "Ministers need to offer spiritual food, not book re- FACTS of LIFE 7HAT ACTIVE VOLCANOES ARE IN THE U.S. PROPtR ? fAT. lassen, california alt. \0,4iS . aitwougw the only one that can Bf considered Mill smoking, others wavc f ruptk in the last century,,,. mt.baker in TUB state Of wash. Here's another fact you should know . . . Southern Stationers have Postal Scales and Parcel Post Scales in 1 lb., 2 lb., 5 lb., and 25 lb. capacities. SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316 7th Street South Phone 328-2301 views, if they intend to help people." H. Melvin Jubber, high councilman for the Lethbridge Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, added his comments. "It is good to take time to enjoy good recreation, but it is more important to take time to live one's religion," Mr. Jubber said. The LDS church recognizes everyone needs good recreation to refresh their minds and bodies, Mr. Jubber said. "The sabbath day has been ordained and arranged to bear record of Jesus Christ and His suffering on our behalf," he said. "Attendance at sacrament meetings and Sunday school is extremely important. There should be no unnecessary work of a temporal nature, no recreation, no unnecessary travel. The Almighty set a great example when He rested on the seventh day." Major Joan Pierce said the Salvation Army supports a quiet Sunday. Local corps officers try to make the Lord's day meaningful for young people through special programs. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz BlcJg. 222 5lh Sf. S. Phone 328-4095 AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING 24-HOUR SERVICE WORK New Installations Phone 328-2106 Biffy brigade An organized team of about 20 Lethbridge Community College agriculture students raided lavatory facilities at the University of Lethbridge lote Sunday in an attempt to flush out donations to the Dorothy Gooder School The aggies picked up 36 toilet seats, from men's and women's facilities of the academic-residence building at the U of L, which will be ransomed back to the i nstitution. College marauders hope to raise $1 apiece for each fixture. The biffy brigade preceded opening ceremonies Sunday night of the LCC Chinook Winter Carnival which continues through Saturday. Historical society meeting Park named Historic Site The Historical Society of Alberta elected a new slate of officers at its annual meeting, which was attended by about 50 people, Saturday, in Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Carlton R. Stewart, graphic arts specialist with Noble Cultivators, was elected to the position of regional representative from Southern Alberta. Other officers are W. R. Sampson, Edmonton, president; Grant L. Weber, Calgary, vice-president; Georgeen Barrass, Calgary, secretary; Gordon Chandler, Calgary, treasurer; and region representatives are Alan Ridge, Edmonton and Max Foran, Calgary. It was announced that the site of the Indian battle of 1870, commemorated in Indian Battle Park, has been designated a National Historic Site. An inscription, to be placed on a plaque at the site has been approved. The Historical Society of Alberta approved a motion asking that the inscription be in English, French, and an Indian language, rather than in the two parent languages alone. Other resolutions passed at the annual meeting included one of support to Fort Macleod in its efforts to have the Queen visit on her forth-coming trip to Canada. Support was also expressed for Indian chiefs, who have requested that the Queen visit them. Another resolution supported Lethbridge's Philatelic Society in their efforts to have an RCMP commemorative stamp issued in 1974. Alex Johnston, range ecol-ogist at the Lethbridge Research Station and a well-known local historian, received annual awards from the Canadian Historical Association and the Historical Society of Alberta at the annual banquet. Both awards were for outstanding contributions to local and regional history. About 100 local historical so- R R1? R fl R B R V- R G K g R j? 'tj Q ft 'GOOD" DRUGS AND "BAD" DRUGS The word "drug" probably gets as much abuse as do drugs themselves. For many people a drug has now come to mean a substance associated with crime and the criminal underworld. Actually, a drug is any substance which by its nature has an influence on the structure or function of the living organism. This influence can of course be either good or bad for the organism. In our prescription department, we have always in stock thousands of "drugs". When they are prescribed by your doctor for a specific condition these drug* usually perform with "good" result*. Japanese garden society elects new president Kyoto Shigehiro was' elected president of the Lethbridge and District Japanese Garden So- FREE CITY-WIDE DELIVERY FROM EITHER LOCATION DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE Hals Medical Bldg. 601 6th Ave. S. Call 328-6133 RODNEY 401 5th St. S. Free Delivery Call 327-3364 p l DM : � \ i n "  M �, \! - AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING Alcon Refrigeration Ltd. For the best buy in year round Comfort Phone 327-5816 E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 ciety as its first board of directors meeting of the year. Freda Allen was chosen as first vice-president, Dr. Gavin Kemp as second vice-president, and Tosh Kanashiro as third vice-president. Doris Bal-covske was made treasurer. The other directors are Frances Hoye, Dr. Bob Hironaka, George Brown, Bill Brow, Dr. Frank Jankunis, Aid. Tom Ferguson, Aid. Steve Kotch, Frank Smith, Mun Takeda and Cleo Mowers. Anne Aanestad will continue to serve as recording secretary. AUCTION BARN REGULAR TUESDAY EVENING SALE February 13th, 1973 6:30 p.m. MANY ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST Phone 327-1222 for further information ciety members and their guests attended the banquet Saturday evening in Sven Erickson'sRestaurant. Mr. Johnston spoke on "Early Agriculture and the Dominion Experimental Station, Lethbridge." A set of binoculars, once owned by Sir William Lethbridge, after whom the city of Lethbridge is named, was presented to the Sir Alexander Gait Museum by Redvers, Kingsley, and Leighton Perry of Balzac at the banquet. The presentation was made by Redvers Perry on behalf of his brothers and himself to Jack Elliott, museum supervisor. Sir William Lethbridge died in 1901. The binoculars, which were part of his estate, were presented to a cousin, the late Clement William Perry, upon his departure for Canada. Clement Perry homesteaded in the Balzac area in 1901 and the binoculars have been in the family's possession ever since. It was Clement Perry's wish that the binoculars be presented to the City of Lethbridge and that they be exhibited in the Sir Alexander Gait Museum. The binoculars, represent the only physical link in the museum's possession between Lethbridge and the man after whom the city was named. The first Canada Winter Games left the host city with about $300,000 in the bank, a 300-1'oot "mountain" where there had once been bald prairie on the shore of a small lake. And pride. "I've never seen such community response," Mayor Bert Sears says of the effort residents of Saskatoon extended to make the 1971 games successful. Lethbridge residents - and all Southern Albertans - are hoping today that they will measure up when their turn comes in 1975. Mayor Sears has offered "as much assistance as possible." And according to him, all the work and worry will be worth it. 2,100 athletes More than 2,1'DO athletes converged on the Saskatchewan city in February of 1971 to compete in 16 sports. They came from all 10 provinces, from the Northwest Territories, from the Yukon. Nearly half of the athletes were housed in a unique "village" - an empty three-floor department store in which were pitched about 200 tents and which contained over 100 truck campers and trailers. The rest of the competitors and their coaches and officials filled hotels, nurses residences and college dorms. Most of the city's doctors gave free services to the athletes as did over 200 nurses. The symbol of these first games was Blackstrap Mountain. Scooped up Made 25 miles from the city by scooping soil up and pushing it into a 300-foot-high mound, Blackstrap was to be the location of skiing events. But it looked for a while like fate had other ideas. Games officials cussed the dry weather and had their gnow - making machinery in high gear for weeks prior to the games. What nature wouldn't provide, they were determined to. High winds made it so half of all the snow manufactured by the machines was blown away. Still they labored. And when the skiing events were scheduled to begin, old Blackstrap had a five-foot snow base. But the officials hadn't won yet. As the skiing events began, so did a bout of unseasonably mild weather. Then disaster. A fire destroyed the snow-making apparatus valued at $125,000. Officials WE HAVE MOVED ALTASAN REALTY LTD. to 1277 - 3rd AVE. S. pondered cancelling the rest of the skiing. At the last minute, the mild weather turned colder and the siding continued as 5,000 spectators a day looked on. Blackstrap Mountain, which had cost $400,000 to make, had earned a place in history. When Gov.-Gen Roland Mich-ener closed the games in the Saskatoon Arena before a packed house of 3,500, more than 150,000 people had attended at least one event. If the 1971 games were any indication, Southern Alberta can expect nothing but good from the event, Mayor Sears of Saskatoon has said. The impact of those games has been a lasting one for the Saskatchewan city. Skiing fs now a major winter sport in the middle of the Prairies. Tourism and convention! have increased. Industrial development has come as a result of the games, says Mayor Sears. People went to Saskatoon for the first time during the games from across Canada and throughout the world and were "amazed" at the facilities. They weren't aware such a modern city existed there, Mayor Sears told The Herald. "The pioneer spirit was most apparent throughout the preparation and the Games." With the $300,000 surplus from the Games, Saskatoon is constructing a 50-metre swimming pool. V of L plans film festival An international film festival, featuring between 150 and 200 films from around the world, will be held at the University of Lethbridge March 17 and 18. Details have not been finalized, but organizers say they hope the films, raining anywhere from 10 to 90 minutes, will be divided into seven groups and individuals can choose the films of particular interest to them. The event is being jointly sponsored by the Southern Al- berta Council on Public Affairs, the extension division of the University of Alberta, the Lethbridge Community College, and the host university. Dr. J. M. Meyers, coordinator for the film festival, said arrangements are still being made with the various embassies and film distributora and more details will be announced next week. The film festival will be open to the public free of charge, he said. Thieves take store safe with $256 A local clothing store has last a safe containing about $256, and an imdetermined amount of clothing following a break - in which was discovered last night at 11 p.m. The Sweet 16 Shop, on 7th St. S. was entered when thieves sawed off the front door lock. A police investigation is continuing. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABI MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lower Level _PHONE 327-2822 SUPER-HEALTH 12-INCH CAST ALUMINUM FRYPAN Cast aluminum frypan.' Completely immersible for easy cleaning. Cast aluminum conducts heat evenly and quickly. Heavy gauge will not warp or buckle. Element cast In pan not brazed en bottom assuree trouble-free performance. Reg. 23.95 SPECIAL 18 Call Housewares [email protected]> DOWNTOWN TUESDAY FAMILY SPECIAL! with every purchase of a BIG BUCKET You Get:  $1 Box of French Fries - and -  16-oz. 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