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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE UTKBKUai KEUtB Tundar, V- Nice days mil stay The mild weather will con- tinue. Southern Albertans have been pampered by a series of warm Pacific systems passing over the area during the past two weeks, and the way things have shaped up, the warm spell should "hang in there." The weatherman says a mild spell of this duration at this time of the year is unusual, but quickly added, "if any weather in southern Alberta could be called unusual." Figuring on the long time average, temperatures are marginally above the usual. High and low temperatures today should be 40 above and 30 above. Winds will be from the west at 25 m.p.h. gusting to 40 m.p.h. Record temperatures for Feb. 16 are 63 above set in 1907 and 41 below set in 1936. Monday's high and low tem- peratures were 47 above and 34 above. TAX EXPERT L. J. Smith, president of the Cana- dian Institute of Chartered Accountants, will address a dinner meeting co-sponsored by the Lcthbridge Chamber of Commerce and the Leth- bridge and District Charter- ed Accountants' Association Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Park Plaza Motor Hotel. Mr. Smith Is the. author of the book How to Prepare Your Income Tax Return. Committee of ORRPC backs health report A report from the Oldman River Regional Planning Com- mission's housing and social development committee says the committee is in full agree- ment with the recommenda- tions of the Blair Commission's report. The conclusion is one of 10 contained in the report on re- gional mental health planning to be presented at Wednesday's meeting of the ORRPC. Prompted by a letter from Dr. Scott Angus, chairman of the Lethbridge and Region Mental Health Planning Coun- cil, the report takes into con- sideration the Blair Commis- sion report, task force reports on the cost of health services in Canada and several other studies. Published in April, 1969, the Blair' Commission report advo- cates reducing mental hospitals to manageable size, with the provision of more psychiatric care facilities in general hospi- tals. It recommends new or- ganizational and administra- Woman hurt in collision Mrs. Florence Sauder, 89, of 309 7th Ave. S. is reported in satisfactory condition in Leth- bridge Municipal Hospital fol- lowing a car pedestrian colli- sion Monday at 15th St. and 6th Ave. S. Driver of the car was George Knowles of 1276 3rd Ave. S. live set ups to ensure better integration of mental health care with the general health services. The housing and social de- velopment committee's report, in going along with the Blair Commission, notes that it is in particular agreement wkh the recommendation for provision of mental health services at the. local community level within iio total health delivery svs- em. The committee also supports he idea of a 50 bed psychia- ric unit within the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. It says, too, that it is of the mpression that general hospi- tals in the region have not been utilized to their maximum po- tential and that this can be rec- :ified by centralization of the various health services. The committee suggests the report should form the basis of a study on health and social development to be undertaken n connection with the prepara- tion of the preliminary region- al plan for the area served by the planning commission, PLAN IS STARTED-The Lethbridge Lion's Club has initiated a quarter-century award program. In the above picture, standing left to right, are first recipients of the award, Austin Graham, Dr. E. V. Spackman and Earl Ross. Seated is ten Cave, club secretary. Other mem- bers of the new quarter-century group are Leonard Coyne, Barney Gwatkin, Nazim Kirk, Marvin Culler, and Bill Sanders. Old Monarch awards were also recently pre- sented to 30-year members Charles Leinn, Barney Gwat- kin and Earl Ross; 25-year member Bill Sanders; 15-year member Bill Hardie; and Louis Bickman and Darwin Leinn, 10-year members. Mr. Gwatkin, Mr. Ross and Dr. Spackman are charter members of the Lethbridge Lion's Club. Ten-year perfect attendance awards were made to members Len Coyne, Dave Graham and Andy Holmes. Traffic deaths decrease in 1970 Traffic deaths in Albert.a dropped nine per cent in 1970 compared with 1969. The fatality count was the lowest recorded since 1967. The count is the first major drop in any category of the an- nual unofficial traffic summary done by the Alberta Safety Council since 1961. The council also noted a sub- stantial drop in the number of traffic accidents report, the re- ports are down by three per cent. The mid year change in the requirements for a re- portable accident, however, is believed to have had a pro- nounced affect. LAST WEEK'S WINNERS In the ALBERTA EGG FARMERS MINUTE .CONTEST Vr Walter FSH! WCr.Y MOUNTAIN HOUSE CALGARY Kiistyk ATHABASCA Sponsored by the ALBERTA EGG FOWL .MARKETING BOARD ALBERTA PRODUCfD BUY FRESH EGGS EVERY WEEK! Property damage of S100 or more meant the accident had to be reported, current regula- tions require an accident of or more property damage be reported. Air exercise over Prairies The occurence of traffic in- juries is up by five per cent and the total amount of prop- erty damage is up million from 1969. A comparison of statistics for the months of February, 1969 and February, 1970 in the Lcth- bridge area revealed an in- crease of reported 123 in 1969, 133 in 1970. For the same time periods there was a decrease in in- in 1969, 27 in 1970. A comparison of all the sta- tistics for the years 1969 and 1970 revealed an over all de- crease in the number of report- ed accidents to in 1970 from in 1969. Personal injuries also show- ed a decrease in 1970. Forty eight fewer injuries were re- corded in 1970 (401 injuries than in 1969 (449 There were two traffic fatal ities in Lethbridge in 1970, com pared to four deaths in 1969. Injured persons satisfactory Yvonne Kuz of 1408 18th Ave. N. and David Alan Krook of Cold Lake, Alberta, are both in satisfactory condition in Leth- bridge hospitals following a car power pole collision Mon- day. Krook received head in- juries; Kuz had cuts and a pos- sible concussion. The accident occured at 5th Ave. and North Mayor Ma- grath Drive. Damage to the Kuz car was estimated at Another passenger, Jerome Floyd Mutch of 2405 9th Ave. N. was treated at hospital and released. TRICKS OF THE TRADE-Wrestler Dave Ruhl talks wrestling with members of the 19th Lethbridge Boy Scout troop, all studsnts at the Dorothy Gooder School. Learn- ing the fine points are, left to right, Leonard Newton, Danny Melvin and Ralph Plait- ed Hair. The visit by Mr. Ruhl is one of several made to the Scout troop by local ath- letes, including members of the Lelhbridge Sugar Kings hockey The United States Strategic Air Command will fly a train- ing exercise over southern Al- berta during this evening and tomorrow morning. Planes will also fly over other Prairie regions and the north central U.S. Tne mission is part of a North American Air Defense Command and SAC joint training program. Most exercises will be at high altitudes, and supersonic portions of the flyovers mil be at least seven miles from any Fireworks mav remain j Alderman Joe Balla present- ed a notice of motion at Mon- i Sprinkler defect sounds alarm F. W. Woolworth and Co Ltd. of Lethbridge received a visit Monday afternoon from the city's fire department. Three fire trucks twoj pumpers arid an aerial ladder j truck were used to transport the visiting firemen. There were indications the firemen's professional services would be required, hut these fears were not realized. The alarm was traced to a defect in the sprinkler system in the men's washroom, rather than an actual conflagration. sions during the flyovers, to meet the SAC bombers as they stimulate attack. New members on boxing city's new fire bylaw covering fire- j crackers and fireworks be re-j moved. j He said the intention was to remove it completely, not take it out temporarily for special study as has been done with the section on open fires. "Let the kids have some he j said. The section in question would ban the sale of firecrackers to: anyone, regardless of age. Fireworks would be sold or.iy to persons over 21 and their j Four vacancies on the city's use would be strictly control- Boxing and Wrestling Commis- led. sion were filled by city council; The bylaw is currently umler- Monday. going revisions before Appointed for two-year terms presented to council. were Garry Allison, G. i______________ Bowie. Beit and Don commission being Motion asks for reduction j iu aldermen i A notice of motion that city council be reduced in size from j its present nine members to! only seven was presenter! by Alderman Jim Anderson at j Monday's meeting. Aid. Anderson, when ques- tioned regarding his reasons, said he preferred to wait until the motion was discussed at the next, meeting of council. Le Baron. Already on the com- mission are Dan' Roycr and G. W. Morrison. Council also passtd a bylaw to regulate all aspects of boxing and wrestling in the BOTTI.K DRIVK The 19th Lcthbridge (Dorothy. Gooder School) Scout Troop new will hold a boltle drive March 6 in the Lakeviev: area Any penple in this area '.nth city. The regulations, prepared j bottles they can give to the in consultation with the boxing I scouts arc asked to have them and wrestling commission, re-j at the front door to assist the! place an earlier bylaw. I boys with their collection. I Cadet news Members of I.ethbridge's army cadet corps will parade tonight nt. p.m. in the armory' at K e n yon Field according to training cr ders issued by Capt. X. E. Price, chief instructor. Regular transport is laid on. The Lcthkidge Herald THIS WEEK'S OMILENGE!