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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Book now for thii SPORTS WEEKEND OAKLAND, CALIF., MARCH 3, 4, S. See NHL Hockey Game Basketball Game Hone Racing for information and bookings call ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 32B-3201 The LetHbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethliridge, Alberta, Tuesday, February 15, 1972 PAGES 11 TO 22 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4lh AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Aik about Phologray Vhe Ions that changei with tht lighl. City council meeting Preventive budgets approved By niCirAUD BURKE Slaff Writer The budgets for six preven- tive social services programs were approved by city council Monday allocating a lotal u[ in city expenditures for the year. The approved programs are funded both by the provincial and municipal governments, with the province's share set at With the exception of the HeadStart project, there were no questions from council con- cerning the operations of the programs in general. Alderman V a u g h a n Hem- broff s n g e s t e cl HeadStart "properly belongs under school jurisdiction" and that "perhaps the only way the schools will accept it is for the city to jn.-t drop it." He said, however, he Is con- vinced HeadStart is a worth- while project and voted for its budget, of which the city will pay City Manager Tom Nutting said there is no possibility this year for the schools to take over the program liccause of financial restrictions. However, the community ser- vices department will work Council is split a on ivest committee JAZZ QUARTET These four men provide weekly entertainment Sun- days from lo p.m. in The Coffee House, upstairs at 318 2nd Ave. S. Ron Yoshida, Billy McCarroll, Herb Hicks and Dale Kelchison have been playing as a group for four months. Three are on the staff of the Univer- of Lelhbridge and Mr. Kelchison is a private gaiiar inslrucror. The Coffee House is Ihe former Sagittarius under new management. There is a 50 cent cover charge on Sunday evenings. Snow removal to get more money A city manager recommen- dation that an additional 000 be approved for snow re- moval during 1972 was ap- proved by city council Monday. The original snow removal budget was for Since the beginning of Ihe year, all but has been used. In supporting Ihc recommen- dation, Aid. Bill Kcrgan said the city has an obligation to the citizens lo clear the streets of Enow since there is a bylaw re- quiring those citizens to clear their sidewalks. He said even if a million dol- lars was required for snow re- moval, he would he in favor of it Aid Vaughan Hembroff reaf- firmed his opposition lo snow- removal, saying the Chinook over the weekend did a better job than the cily lias done all winter. He said of at least 100 calls he has received, there were more comments for leaving the snow than for picking it up. Those same callers were 100 per cent for leaving it on the streets rather than piling it up, he said. However, piling the snow in Lhe middle ol the roads to cause accidents doesn't make sense, he said. He added it is "sheer blind luck that a child or pedestrian hasn't been killed" because of a driver being unable to see over the piled up snow. City Manager Tom Nutting said snow removal has been complicated this year and that the city has not been able to provide the kind of service ne- cessary. There Li a lack of equipment and manpower, with only two snow plows and two men who can operate them. The large expense, some per night for removal. comes from the necessity of hiring outside help, he said. The budget includes an ex- City mill rate break-down LEROY'S PLUMBING GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-8403 Do you hove merchandise lo consign? WE HAVE A Free Pick-Up Service 2508 2nd Ave. N. Phone 327-1222 Two taxation bylaws were unanimously passed by city council Monday. One officially set the prop- erty tax rate at 70 mills for 1972, to derive in revenues. The other set the business tax at eight per cent. The property lax break- down follows: Education Foundation Plan: 25.87 mills, u b 11 c and Separate School Boards: 12.19 mills. and respec- tively; bridge Municipal Hospital: 3.J5 mills, Unit: 1.32 mills, bridge Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home District No. 5: .13 of a mill, man River Regional Planning Commission: .41 of a mill, revenue of the city for municipal purposes: 20.C3 mills, priiditure for one new snow plow mis year. As far as the addi- tional expenditure is concern- ed, Ihc estimate was based on this winter and not a typ one, Mr. Nutting said. On other business: Council instructed the ad- ministration to negotiate with the Lethbridgc and District Ex- hibition Board concerning shar- ing the cost of constructing a float suitable to be entered in the Calgary Stampede and oth- er parades in Alberta. A maximum of has been budgeted for a float this year; Mayor Andy Anderson, City Manager Tom Nutting and two aldermen were authorized to attend the Canadian Federa- tion of Mayors and Municipali- ties convention in Quebec City in May; the city solicitor was di- rected to prepare a submission on behalf of the city to present at a public hearing in Calgary on a proposed major resort de- velopment al Lake Louise. The submission will oppose the development. Council's town-hall meeting draws little public interest Aug. 7 will be holiday City council Monday offi- cially designated Aug 7, a Monday, as a civic holiday. The first Monday in August has for the past few years been declared a holiday to provide one long-weekend in the middle of summer. A bylaw to establish an ex- ecutive committee with power to handle the day-to-day deal- ings involved in West Letlv bridge development was refer- red to committee of the whole by city council Monday after its secor-d reading was defeat- ed. Stern opposition to the pow- ers the bylaw would give the committee was voiced by Ald- ermeu Cam Barnes and Steve Kotch. The main issue from Aid. Barnes' standpoint was a clause which would allow the committee to borrow by debcn up to a year for development. Aid. Tom Ferguson pointed out the committee could not pass money bylaws but could recommend that council do so. It is "loo powerful a Aid. Barnes said. "There are too many dollars involved for five people to handle. ATJ coun- cil should decide." The committee would consist of Aldermen Vera Ferguson. Vaughan Hembroff and Ed Baslcdo, City Manager Tom Nutting and Erwin Adderley, IZ Heart fund blit, exceeds 1971 sum A town-hall meeting of city council Monday attracted only a handful of local citizens, three o[ whom chose lo address their rcprcscnLativos. The lack of tobogganing runs in Hie cily prompted Gene limning lo ask council it some ART DiETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwarli Bldg. 222 5lh SI. S. Phone 328.4095 property in the coulees Scenic Heights could he pur- McCready-Bciines Pharmacy A Friend the family can rely on! Prescription? Just Call 327-3555 We Deliver! When you're confined to Led, or just when you don't feel well enough to pick up a prescription call us. We deliver! McCREADY-BAINES__________ PHARMACY LTD. CHARGES 614 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3555 chasod and developed for such purpose. Winter sport was also on E. Vasclcnnk'fl mind. He was concerned thai only 22 hours a week is set aside for public skating in Uie three in- door rinks in the cily. He also questioned the wis- dom of looking al a major ice facility if, in fact, the existing rinks are not open to the public a .sufficient number of hours each week. Mayor Arnlv .Anderson Time Airways unaffected Time Airways said today Ihe increase of service between J'M- i monlon nnd Grande Prairie by CP Air, from seven (o 12 flights weekly starling April 30, will not affect ils plans on Ihe snmc route. Time is applying lo Ihe pro- vincial government, (or permis- sion to 17 flights weekly be-In ecu Kdiiionlou and Grande Prairie. Time vice-president Richard Barlon said. "It now appears thai tlic ap- proval will conic in two Mr. Barton said. filled Mr. Vaselenak's claims and said the facilities are used by G50 minor hockey players in the city. Also, he said, the rinks are open from (i a.m. to midnight, providing ample time for a wide variety of use. Miss Agnes Short suggested the city put up another street light at 4lh St. and 3rd Ave. S. lo alleviate Ihe number of acci- dents nnd assaults she said oc- cur nt that intersection. Mayor Anderson said the sug- gestions will he investigated .idd Hie enquirers informed of the. resull-s. Ten boy scouts bolstered the attendance at the meeting but left shortly aflcr some lengthy, involved discussion concerning reaming of certain property. The Heart Foundation's door- ,o-door canvass has surpassed .he total received in 1971. The 550 volunteers accepted as compared wilh 43C last year. The Heart Fund campaigners felt that the increase was due primarily to the Monday can- vass. It has been held on a Sunday in previous years. The Lethbridge business con- tribution is not available, as the business campaign is not com- Carnival continues Students at the Lelhbridge Community College will have an opportunity Wednesday t o display any pioneering talents they may have. The main activities for the Chinook Winter Carnival set for Wednesday at noon include a log- thc pleted. Don TJossert, business campaign chairman, said the businessmen will soon be can- vassed and requests that the business kits be ready when they are called for. Heart Foundation officials said they are pleased by organ- izations which donated to the Heart Fund, among them Uie Ladie's Auxiliary to the Frater- nity of Eagles who contributed from their bingo projects and the Green Acres Lodge, which collected ?200 from the 42 donors. Weight Watchers of Alberta has supported the campaign by agreeing to contribute five cents for pound lost dur- ing Heart The aver- age weight loss during that period is M.OOO pounds. The over-all results of the cily campaign will be announced when they are completed. nail-driving contest and cutting competition, in main hallway of the Kate An- drews Building. The public mny attend. NEW and USED ORGANS MUSICLAND WE TAKE GRAINI Will RONALD ALAN JACOBSON B.A. LL.B. Wishes k> announce that he will carry on the PRACTICE OF LAW Under the Firm Name of RONALD A. JACOBSON BARRISTER and SOLICITOR i Offices nt Holiday Village 415 Mayor Magrath Drive, LETHBRIDGE, AlBERTA Telehone 327-2159, P.O. Box 1106 And For) Maclcod Branch Offico Credit Union Bldg. (Thursday Mornina) executive director of the Old- man River Regional Planning Commission Aid. Kolch said he would "se- riously challenge the right of council lo lake the power out of my bonds and give it to five people." Mr. Nutting said although the bylaw is a departure from past' operations, it is meant to provide the negotiating com- mittee vrith continuity in 'closely will) the school boards during the next year to deter- i mine if llcaclSUrl can be transferred In the jurisdiction the schools in 1973, Bob community services director said. The Meals on Wheels pro- gram will work on a budget ol S3.740 this year. The city's share is i That program has been or- ganized lo "provide a nutri- tious meal five days a week to those p2rsons unable to pre- pare adequate food.'1 The Golden Mile Drop-in Centre has been established to provide for recreation and so- cial activities for senior citi- zens in the city. Council allocated of city funds lo go loward the SS.7P.5 budget for (he program. The Family Counselling Ser- vice consists of volunteers from the community who pro- vide a counselling and family life education program and at- tempt to hold together families which arc tlirealening to break down. The budget for the program is S32.766. of which the city pays The Family Homemakers Service provides four full-time and nine part-Lime "substitute mothers" who go into homes wliich for one reason or anoth- er arc temporarily without a mother. Council allocaled to go with the provincial share of for the project. The YMCA-superrised youth drcp-in centre at Central School was granled by over-all day-to-day dealings on Uie west side which would be difficult if every decision had to be made by council. j c.jly as part Of The city will be asking a do-1 of S12 MO. reloper lo make million-dollar j in" a report" to' council, Mr. decisions on the spur ol the Kuuing said it may be neccs- momcnt and the city should be sarT demolish the Central prqiared lo do the same, Mr. (his year and that Ihe Nulling said. YMCA has been advised to According to the bylaw, the hwk for other accommodations committee would be generally responsible for "the adminis- for the drop-in centre. tralive direction, and policy required to iniliale and maintain an efficient 9 BIRCH adequate development'1 West Lethbridge following the guidelines established by There is no precedent wilh colored Western Canada where such 1o provide a warm committee has been burning effect. Ap- John Hammond, dry size 24" wido by deep by 10" high. The bylaw could be used a basis for an agreement i95 tablishing a crown for West Lelhbridge development, which is still Hardware 327-5767 Mr. Nutting H g __ Council will openly ITTi the byliir at a Ihe-wiiole meeting next 1 CLIFF Certified Denial BLACK DENTAL Monday, Tues.r Wed., and Sal. Lower a.m. to p.m. MEDICAL DENIAL and Fri. PHONE 327-2B22 a.m. lo p.m. ;