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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 The printed word in decline: Birney By JOAN BOWMAN HeraU Staff Writer Writers must face the fact hat the "printed word is in says Earle Birney, 'ancouver based CanadUn editor, critic, teacher and iovelist. Dr. Birney, two time winner I the Governor General's ledal for his work, was in this week for day- ong sessions of teaching and poetry reading sessions at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Birney, author of 11 books of poetry and two novels, Turvey and Down the Long Table, said he oar. "no longer reach people with the number of words I know. I must take time to explain my words to those under 25 years of age, even if they are university stu- Grid with contours forms new numbering system New address system a step closer The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE By HERB JOHNSON Herald Staff Writer How does Fred, who lives at 4360-1460, find his way over to visit his friend Cynthia, who resides at 4140-1452? (X on The question, purely the- oretical right now, could bo- come a real one if city council gives its blessing to the new SAVE-SAVE-SAVE FREE CABLE TV HOOKUP (Offer expires February 28) 5 NETWORKS 4 CHANNELS 24-HR. WEATHEREYE 2 FM MUSIC CHANNELS 1 FM RADIO CHANNEL house numbering plan ap- proved Wednesday by the Mu- nicipal Planning Commission. Presented as part of the sub- division plan for the area just west of the University of Leth- bridge, the new system is a solution to the problem of get- ting from point A to point B in a maze of crescents and curved streets. Erwin Adder- ley, executive director of the Oldman River Regional Plan- ning Commission, described it as "a lot simpler than Lake- view." The MPC members agreed, although there were a few minor reservations. Under the plan, Fred will be able to use the grid system shown on the map to find his way around. He knows that the house numbers get smaller as he goes south, so he travels in a southerly direction until he gets to 4140. The road takes him past this number so he knows he has to go back north a short dis- tance. He also has to go west. He goes west along the main boulevard and takes the first street north. As Cynthia lives on a crescent, he could get there taking either entrance to it. With a little trial and error, and some knowledge of how the system works, he's on his way. Actually, his job will be greatly simplified because the house numbers will also have the names of street attached to them. If the proposed names re- ceive final approval, Fred will live on Carleton Crescent. He will simply go south to McGil Blvd. and go west until he finds Trinity Crescent because he knows Cynthia lives at 4140- 1452 Trinity Crescent. All the names in Varsity Vil lage subdivision relate to uni versities Acadia, Trinity Carleton and McGill. The over-all system is tech nical highly complex. It i tied in with a world-wide sys tern and will be used to pro vide legal land descriptions, f three-foot-square piece of lane can be pinpointed by the gric system. The city planners have sim plified it and adapted it fo house numbering. The plan ha been commended by the con- trol surveys section of the de- partment of highways and transport. If it works it may be extended to the entire city sometime in the future. Liquor store will open March 1 The city's first sell service liquor store is scheduled to open March 1. The present downtown liquor store on 7th St. S. is to sell its ast stock Feb. 27. The new store, located immediately east of the present downtown store s expected to take a week t o stock. Stocking is to start this weekend and will continue hroughout next week. Sid Ashmead, manager of the iresent downtown store, will manage the new facili- ty. For the hopefuls, Mr. Ash- mead was adamant that there will be no sales or opening The new store, with square feet of space, is larger than the present facility. There will be off street parking for about 20 vehicles. The store will operate like a supermarket. Customers wil have grocery carts to use i! they plan on large purchases All beer, wine and liquor will be displayed on shelves and the bottles will be individually pric- ed. Once a person has picked up his supply of "groceries" he will have his choice of four check out counters to go through and pay for his pin- chases. Initially there may be only three checkouts in opera tion but a fourth is ready to go as soon as a cash register is obtained. Mr. Asnmead said the new store will eventually have girls at the checkout counters oper ating the cash registers. Wo- men are being used in this ca pacity im self service liquor stores in Calgary and Edmon ton. The entire present staff in the downtown store will trans fer to the new building. Mr. Ashmead said he was not allowed to divulge the value of the inventory to stoc the new store. The Alberta Liquor Contro Board is expected to call ten ders soon for demolition of the old downtown liquor store. ents. Children today are earning from television and, to smal'. extent, from radio." He said there has been a constant diminishing of vo- cabulary. Newspapers use a inch more limitec1 vocabulary lan they used to." It is for this reason that Dr. Bimey, now 66 years of age and still eagerly practising his vriting crafts, has ir. latter ears experimented with "in- ermedic poetry." This includes poems written n the shape of their subjects; found" poetry; words inscrit ed on objects and alongside lictures. Writers should delve he idea of combining visual mpact with the actual mean- ng of the words, he said. Former writer in resi- ence at the universities of To- ronto and Waterloo, Dr. Birney aid he remained "and edu- cationist in some ways, al- hough the things T would have said about universities hi the sat, have to qualify now." He said universities as part at a social revolution are "lag- ging like mad, but trying to atch up." The "deadening thing about old English departments" was heir emphasis on "publish or perish." The "publish" ex- meant critical volumes other writers' works, and not original pieces by the fa- culty member. When Dr. Birney was a mem- >er of English departments, he had to "fight the refusal to ac- :ept my poetry as part of pub- lishing." Universities were too far be- nnd. While the poet wrote as art of his contemporary tradi- ion, English deparments were intent on studying the past and working gradually to the pre- sent, be said. The reason the current de- jartmente are "catching up" s that younger members are 'rebelling against cold aca- demics." Dr. Birney, educated at uni- versities in British Columbia, California, Toronto and Lon- England, suggested uni- versities and the "entire fabric of society must change with a terrible speed if the human race is to continue." He said the tuning of the ex- tinction of he race is now de- fineable because of the con- tinuing threats to life. These threats include pollution, indus- rial progress turning on itself lo produce harmful byproducts and wars which the United Na- tions up to now has not been able to cope with. However men have prevailed in the past, even when no so- lutions to their predicaments were evident. "The hope of his- ory is that we will find solu- tions again this time." Hose laying competitions February 27 The 3rd annual Lethbridg fire department indoor nos coupling competition will be held Feb. 27, 10 a.m. in the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion About 30 mens' and 15 ladies teams are expected to atten the competition, coming from three provinces and two states Admission is free. Greystone ALL FOR PER nwiv MONTH vl vLI I I PLUS CHANNEL 2 LOCAL PROGRAMS on tonight YES! THERE IS MORE TO SEE WHEN YOU HAVE CABLE TV INSTALLED 1018 3rd Avenue South PHONE 328-1222 FOR INFORMATION The 55-voice Greystone Sing- i ers from the University of Sas- katchewan, Saskatoon campus. i will give a recital tonight at i 8: at the Yates Memorial Centre. The choir, directed by Robert Solera, associate professor of music and music education at the U of S, will present a pro- gram of religious arid modem t serious choral works. Included i will be Six Chansons by Paul i Hinricmith, Make We Merry by Hcaley Willan, and Dieu! Qu'il i La Fait by Claude Debussy. Tickels for the concert will i be available at the Yates box office. The recital is rponsnred by the Allied Arts Council of Leth- bridge. Bring a Little "SPRING" into your home early this year! HALF PRICE AND LESS! Decorative accessories created for your needs (Wicker Patent Leather lace Hampers Sholf Waste Spray Cev.r Tissue Towel Ring Hold All Johnny Brush "WINDSOR" 1.99 1.25 .50 .56 TOWELS Bath Hand Wash Tips "SUMMIT" 2.25 1.38 .57 .57 SHOWER CURTAINS AND UPWARDS AT THE STORE YOU'LL LOVE MOSTI GOLDEN DOLPHIN BATH BOUTIQUE 104 CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL 327-1323 CHARGEX SOON Poet-novelist-teacher Earle Birney NAGY'S BARBER SHOP WILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS Tuesday, February 23rd LOWER FLOOR McFARLAND BUILDING, LETHERIDGE Drive out and see us at COALHURST MOBILE HOMES PARK THE BEST IN LOW COST HOUSING LOCALLY MANUFACTURED BY DESIGN. Show Homes from 480 to 1288 sq. ft. LOW DOWN PAYMENTS Lovely Country Setting Only 10 minufet from City Centre via Divided Highway No. 3 West. 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