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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ATTENTION! Watch for our Special Excursotn to Hit World Pipt Band Competitions and CNE in Toronto Coming Soon ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRI VILLAGE MALL PHONE 321-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, March PAGES 11 TO 18 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Ask about Phetogray The lens that changes with light. SMRID 600 water users could miss grants By RIC SWUIART Herald Staff Writer Six hundred water users have been warned to start sqawking or they will miss the boat when federal funds are passed out for irrigation works improve- ments. Jake Thiessen, manager of the St. Mary River Irrigation District, said the Lethbridge- Coaldale area is the oldest large scale irrigation project in Alberta and the only thing the federal government has done in 70 years is to install headgate and main canal facil- ities. In the 1950s the whole eastern area of the SMRID was built and it is still in fairly good V of L awaits windless days Construction workers should have a fine time trying to put the roof on the new mil- lion University' of Lethbridge gymnasium building. A total of 57 "windless" days are required for the laying of the thin, copper sheeting which will cover the roof. Windless days in Leth- bridge? Well, they don't exactly have to be windless. As long as the wind is less than 20 m.p.h. the work can be done. There have been 53 such days since Jan 1, on a 24 hour average. However, it is normally windier during the daylight hours than it is at night and the U of L is located in one of the windiest areas of the city. So it could take as long as three months to _get the re- quired number of windless days. Work on the new building is about 70 per cent completed. It was scheduled for comple- tion by May 1st, but abnormal winter weather has forced a delay. It is now expected that the building will be ready for use sometime in June. The building will house all facilities of the physical edu- cation department, a large gymnasium, lockers, an exer- cise room, the ait department and an art gallery. Other facilities are also ex- pected to be included. The structure will have a to person seating capacity for sporting events. Contractor for the project is Bennett and White of Calgary. rshape, he said, but the federal government has entirely ignor- ed the Lethbridge Coaldale area. There are acres under irrigation in the region. Mr. Thiessen said there is a deal in the works now to turn the Prairie Farm Rehabilita- tion Administration controlled Bow River Irrigation Project near Vauxhall over to the users. The federal government has allotted million over a 10- year period for the transfer of the project to the users. This will be used to pay for the an- nual water rates. Mr. Thiessen said this is pay for the users so it will be ac- ceptable. "This project has been com- pletely rebuilt over the years. It has been heavily subsidized for 20 years and now a large grant is being provided to take it off the federal government's he said. "Surely that money could have been spent more wisely." Mr. Thiessen said if the gov- ernment would give the Leth- bridge Coaldale area the million, SMRID would be happy. "The government would be able to forget about mainten- tenance and he said. "We'll look after that if we get the money." He said now is the critical time. If the water users don't rise up, they won't get any- thing. Then they will end up paying for.it themselves, he said. TCASA grant news next week THE HERALD Legislature Bureau EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR SHOE REPAIR MIKE HANZEL 317 7th STREET SOUTH Do you have merchandise to consign? WE HAVE A Free Pick-Up Service AUCTION BARN 2508 2nd Ave. N. Phone 327-1222 EDMONTON The Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta should find out next week whether it will get a grant requested from the Alberta government. Bob Bowling, minister re- sponsible for tourism said until the budget is released he is un- able to comment on the allott- ed amount for any of the 12 tourist zones in the province. The budget speech is expect- ed Friday, and the budget de- bate expected to start Monday. pick Gruenwald bridge West) asked Mr. Dow- ling in the legislature whether the Southern Alberta Tourist Promotion Association will get a larger grant than last year. Last year it received which was less than the amount asked for. Gordon Taylor (SC Drum- heller) asked if it would be practical for the Alberta Gov- ernment Travel Bureau to han- dle all advertising for tourist zones. Mr. Dowling said the govern- ment would rather leave a large part of tourism promo- tion with private business. He said the Alberta govern- ment is prepared to pay up to 60 per cent of the costs of tourist promotion projects. TIMMY Timmy, five-year-old Carey Mutter, starts off the Easter Seal Campaign in Lethbridge by selling the first seals to A. W. Shackleford, who originated the cam- paign. Carey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mutter of 1618 Saint David Road, and one of many children who have been provided with assistance in speech therapy. The Green Acres Kiwanis Club has set its local campaign objective at Faulds Phcto CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental MACK DENTAL IAB lower Lovel MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 PURIFYING SKIN TONER 6 or. Swedish Formula Creams and Lotions from MAX FACTOR Swedish formula creams and lotions are all hypo-aller- gen ic, dermatologist tested, and fragrance free. 3.50 4.00 4.00 5.00 PURIFYING CLEANSINO LOTION 6 or..................... PURIFYING CLEANSING GRAINS 4 oz.................... ENRICHED MOISTURE LOTION 6 oz................ ENRICHED NOURISHING CREAM 4 oz. "WE ARE OPEN MONDAYS" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 6T4 3rd Ave. S. By JOE MA Herald Staff Writer Dennis O'Connell, city eco- nomic development officer, was elected president of the Canadian Mental Health Asso- ciation, southern Alberta re- gion, at the association's an- nual meeting Monday night at St. Michael's General Hospital. Mr. O'Connell succeeds Sis- ter M. Clarissa, St. Michael's administrator. Sister Clarissa, the regional president for the past two years, received a standing ova- tion from the more than 40 members who attended the meeting for her contributions, and was presented a gift, a book entitled "Probing." The meeting elected a 22- member board and a six-mem- ber executive commttee. Reviewing the past year, Sis- ter Clarissa pointed out the growing need for more mental health facilities and volun- teers. She said without after- care, approximately o n e-third of mental health patients will suffer relapse. While the association carried out many activities in 1971, fi- nancial trouble became evi- dent, and the association's southern region incurred a net deficit of She said "far too much time and effort is ex- pended by our executive offi- cer in searching for and or- ganizing such scattered pro- jects for financial support." Terry Bland, presenting the association's financial report, said he could foresee two diffi- culties in the year ahead: the possibility that the city of Leth- bridge may refuse to give grants; and the continuing fail- ure of the United Appeal to reach its objective, which means the mental health asso- ciation, as a member agency, will receive less money. "Unless we can raise suffi- cient funds, our activities will be seriously Mr. Bland said. A national, voluntary, cit- izens' association working to alleviate mental illness and to promote mental health, CMHA has four basic committees: community services, education and information, social action, and research. In her report, community services committee chair- man Hazel Ross said there were times of difficulty when there was a "critical shortage" of volunteers, but nevertheless this committee managed to more than double its activities. A total of 42 volunteers gave hours to patients. Condition critical Confidentiality in medicine subject of public meeting The driver of a vehicle In volved in a two-car collision a 12th Ave. and 20th St. S. Mon day morning is in critical con dition today in the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. William P. Peterson, 20, of Kimberley, B.C. was transfer red to the Calgary hospital Monday afternoon from the I Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. The driver of the second car, Myrtle Arcand of 1134 17th St. S., and her son Andrew, 5, were treated for minor injuries at the Municipal Hospital and re- leased. The Peterson vehicle was moving north on 20th St. when it collided with the Arcand ve- hicle in the intersection at 12th Ave. The accident is still under in- vestigation. There is no esti- mate of the damages. The Southern Alberta Coun cil on Public Affairs will mee at noon sharp Thursday to dis cuss the Dr. David Craig casi and its repercussions on thi confidentiality of the doctor patient relationship. Dr. Douglas Arm strong M.D., is the featured speaker for the meeting to be held a Sven Ericksen's Family Res- taurant, and the public is invit- ed. Dr. David Craig is an Ed- monton physician charged with defrauding the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission of The medical histories of of Dr. Craig's patients, who were treated at one time by Dr. Craig for mental disorders, alcoholism or drug addiction, have been confiscated by police. The police action hos been called "an abuse of the> pow- ers of search and seizure and constitutes an invasion of pri- vacy of each of Dr. Craig's pa- ients" by the Alberta Human flights Association. A news release by provincial Attorney General Marvin Leitch in February stated the documents were seized by a court order for further evi- dence against Dr. Craig on an- other charge of criminal negli- gence causing death. The speaker at the meeting, Dr. Armstrong, is an associate professor for the department of pathology at the University of Alberta. He is also a "concerned member" of the Alberta Hu- man Rights Association and a youth counsellor in Edmonton. He recently spoke on the CBC concerning the Dr. Craig case. West development talks planned by city council By RICHARD BURKE Staff Writer A special meeting of city council has been called for March 20 to discuss detailed proposals for West Lethbridge development. The session was recommend- ed by City Manager Tom Nut- ting at the council meeting Monday. Canna Developers Ltd. of Calgary and Engineered Build- ings Ltd. of Calgary and Leth bridge met in a closed session with members of council anc the administration Friday to discuss their proposals. The two firms were among tea from across Canada which were approached by the city to submit porposals on develop ment of the west side. A theoretical proposal, basec on the city developing the land will also be compared with the two other proposals at next Second city census is still possible A resolution to abandon plans for a second census this year was defeated by city coun- cil Monday. A previous council decision to hire 25 "highly qualified per- sons" to conduct another pop- ulation survey remains on the books, although the time of the special census is undeter- mined. The reconsideration motion, submitted by Alderman Vera Ferguson, was prompted by considerable negative public reaction, exemplified in four letters to council. The letters were in general opposition to the expenditure of public funds to pay for a sec- ond census. Aid. Ferguson said City Man- ager Tom Nutting's suggestion that the January census figures were "impossible to accept" is "a real slap on the wrist of 125 women who went out in the cold" to gather census forms. She said council and admin- istrative action in the matter has caused "real harm in pub- lic relations." Mr. Nutting said there were no accusations against individ- uals. One of the main reasons for requesting another census was to determine the actual growth of the city in light of the pend- ing major development in West Lethbridge. If the January figures are correct, Aid. V a u g h Hembroff said, "we are really in bad shape regarding West Lethbridge." The enumerators found an in- crease of 952 persons in the city's population during the census in January. Mr. Nutting said the population should have shown an increase of between and persons. One reason the figure is low is "some people probably pur- posely withheld the exact num- ber of people living in their residences because of the pub- licity on illegal Mr. Nutting said. To alleviate their fears, there will be- two weeks' publicity prior to the next census to "as- sure people the answers on the forms will be used only by plan- ners and not law he said. A resolution will be on the agenda for the next council meeting to consider having the census taken in either Septem- ber or October, and using the figures in 1973. Monday's meeting. On other business, council gave its support to the Leth- bridge Philatelic Society's peti- tion to have a stamp issued by federal postal authorities com- memorating the arrival of James F. Maeleod, assistant commissioner of the Northwest Mounted Police, at Fort Whoop-Up in 1874. The petition also suggests that the replica of Fort Whoop- Up, north of the original site, be designated as a post office on Oct. 9, 1974 for the cancella- tion of day-of-issue mail and souvenir postal covers. Council suggested Mayor Andy Anderson and H. B. Mey- ers, society president, "do everything possible to imple- ment the idea." Council also approved two community services capital projects for 1972. A special conference room will be constructed and furnish- ed on the second floor of city ball at a cost of Median and buffer strips along 20th Ave. S. and Lake- shore Road; 20th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive; Scenic 3rive and 20th Ave. A; and view Drive" and Lakeview toad will be constructed over the next three years, at a cost of per year. As an informational item, Mr. Nutting told council the jrogram for removal of sand and gravel from the streets be- gan Monday night. Aldermen Ed Eastedo and :amm Barnes were not at the meeting. Ice fishing okay now... if you can find any ice Drop-in centre gets grant A grant for interim fi- nancing of the Central School drop-in centre was approved by city council Monday. The request for the grant was made by officials of the YMCA, which supervises the program. Council had previously ap- proved a budgeted as the city's share toward operat- ing the centre. The province contributes the remainder of the for the program. The additional is need- ed to operate the facility until April 1, retroactive to Jan- uary. April 1 is the starting date for all preventive social services projects. City Manager Tom Nutting stressed the young people in- volved in the program have agreed to contribute an addi- tional toward operating expenses for the first three months of the year. Ice fishermen need not leave the city any longer to dip their lines. With city council approval they can now pull in the big ones through the ice over Hen- derson Lake. At least, when the lake is frozen, says Alderman Vau'ghan Hembroff. Council Monday approved a recommendation from the com- munity services director that the city provide materials for fencing an area on the lake for fishing outside the area desig- nated for skating. The fishing area will be su- pervised by the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association. The organization will pro- vide an eight-inch augur for drilling holes in the ice and "will teach the art of using it" when members are available. An eight-inch drilled hole is the maximum allowable. Holes cannot be chopped in the ice. Tents, houses and littering will be prohibited on the lake. Ice fishing should help to cut ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 J the numbers of trout that. die in the lake each year, Manager Tom Nutting City said. About 50 per cent of the fish die in the lake, according to the regional fish biologist. Part of that loss will now be the fishermen's palates' gain. Just Arrived! A NEW SHIPMENT Of BASKETWARE Many, many new items including picnic baskets too! See our window display! 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