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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta We invite you to drop in and see BERNICE VOTH for oil your European travel arrangements. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, February 19, 1973 PAGES 11 TO 20 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 CHAIRS . . . Dogs at school An estimated 150 Grade 1-3 students at Galbraith ness and praise are important in training dogs. The School were treated to an exclusive Schipperke dog show- show was sponsored by the Grade 4 students to raise ing Saturday afternoon. Ethel Kehough of Lethbridge, funds for a five-day excursion in May. Next Saturday the owner and trainer of the show dogs, stressed that kind- dogs will be shown'for Grade 4-6 pupils. Will lay charges ast warning By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer Vandalism at a downtown shopping mall may not be ton an epic scale - but it's constant and has cost local businessmen nearly $5,000 in the past years; Art Batty, president of Holiday Village Ltd., told The Her- FACTS of LIFE W D0K THE.MOON APPEAR Mi&efc HiAtm HORJZON? >V>$TW PayCHDLOtlCAL.THE.Wfl3* IfiOkS LAE6&B IK THU POSIT/OH, BKAUSi THE. EYE 15 ACC- UJTOME0 TO tSTlM ATE. SHE 0>� eejecvrs in compabison w irw THINGS OH EAETH. Here's another fact you should know . . . Southern Stationers have Chalkboards and Bulletin Boards, either oak or aluminum framed in sizes 18x24, 24x36, 36x48. SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316 7th Street South Phone 328-2301 aid this week he doesn't intend to reason with mall vandals anymore. "There'll be no more warnings. From now on, we'll be laying charges right away," Mr. Batty said. The mall manager has already appealed to the city's public and separate school boards to keep pre-teen students away from the shopping centre during school hours. Separate trustees didn't discuss Mr. Batty's plea at their meeting Feb. 14. Public officials have written Mr. Batty stating they are helpless to prevent youngsters from using the mall. Costly Damage has not been spectacular in the mall, but it has been costly - in dollars and cents and man hours. A fountain in. the main mall foyer has been turned off: youngsters have removed the fountains s c r e e n ing filters, ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th Sr. S. Phone 328-4095 , ; R WHAT DO YOU ASK US ABOUT MOST? It is no secret that our customers frequently ask our advice about many of the health products that we regularly sell in cur pharmacy that rea.uire no-prescription. And, it is also established of course, that we recommend a person see their physician for all but the most simple ailments. The produ:ts that we are most often asked to recommend are, in order of frequency, as follows. 1. Cold remedies 9. Suntan & Sunburn 2. Cough relief pro- Lotion 10. Acne products ducts 3. Vitamins 4. Analgesics 5. Antacid & Indigestion 6. First aid antiseptics 7. Antidiarrheals 8. Laxatives 11. Ath'-te's Foot Pro-duets 12. Eye preparations 13. Feminine Hygiene products 14. Vaporizers & Hum-. idifiers 15. Heating pads Naturally, we carry a complete stock to fulfill all your needs. FREE CITY-WIDE DELIVERY FROM EITHER LOCATION DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE RODNEY Haig Medical Bldg. 401 5th St. S. 601 6fh Ave. S. Freo Delivery Call 328-6133 Call 327-3364 r.fi rS.r y r n rhr^r o r''Sr;5p;or dropped m a tc h e s, wrappers, cigarette butts, sandwiches and soft drinks in the system. With screens removed, the fountains filter genera tors have burned out. Cost $300. Benches and waste receptacles have been removed from the mall area. The few remaining receptacles have been scratched, bent and smashed. Cost of repair, about $40 each. Six-foot gilded mirrors have been taken from the mall connecting centre shops and the Holiday Inn. Hotel direc'donal signs have been broken, fire doors have been forced. Glass display cases in the mall have been looted. A Tam-blyn Drug display was stolen, resulting in a $40 loss of merchandise. Today, the display case remains empty, its lock removed. College Mall manager Gary Seher said damage at his centre is "far below normal, probably because we're not as close to the schools. He said his vandalism estimate would be far less than the figure listed by Mr. Batty but would not hazard a guess on annual loss. At the Centre Village Mall, manager Dave Wilson said building damage .has been "almost negligible. "Of course we have a security man on at all times and we certainly don't encourage any loitering," he said. Mr. Batty admits security arrangements at Holiday Village are not sufficient - but he is reluctant to pass the extra cost of patrols onto mall tenants who, in �turn, could pass the cost ol'f on their customers. "Ninety per cent of the kids here are good. We get along with them. Only about 10 per cent of them are giving us problems. , ~- Patrols "Do you have any idea how much security patrols would cost? We'd need two eight-hour shifts at about $900 a month," Mr. Batty says. AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING 24-HOUR SERVICE WORK New Installations Phone 328-2106 INCOME TAX INDIVIDUAL, FARM, and BUSINESS RETURNS F. M. DOUGLAS 917-27 Street 'A' N. Ph. 328-0330, 328-1705 With 15 merchants and 10 offices using the mall, a $900 monthly cost could be picked up-by each tenant at $36 per month. Mr. Batty hesitates to impose the extra levy. "Our tenants aren't responsible for mall maintenance, we are." Roy Brooks is maintenance manager for the mall. He estimates he spends 25 to 30 hours a month just washing^ walls, posts and windows. He can't estimate the time spent on repairs and replacements. "We've tried to cope with these kids in a nice manner but they talk back' to you and it kinda gets your nanny.  Grab 'em "You'd like to give 'em a kick in the rear end, of course that's illegal. So we grab 'em by the ai-m and put 'em outside and they just stand there and eventually work their way back in," Mr. Brooks says. He and Mr. Batty believe they receive the brunt of vandalism because of the mall's proximity to schools. "We see the same faces all the time," Mr. Brooks says. There is no stipulation in the Alberta School Act for student control by teachers or trustees outside a school building or grounds. Students may be suspended, but only if an offence has been found within the school or its grounds. Local trustees, and Mr. Batty, believe the only method of halting student vandalism is through police action. That's exactly' what Mr. Batty and Holiday Village will be doing from now on. Robbery defendant remanded A 27-year-old Taber man, one of the three men charged with armed robbery Feb. 5, has been remanded without plea to Friday. Charles Dennis Avery and two other men were charged after a Hardieville man was held-up several miles south of Kenyon Field. The other two men were to appear in court today. Irrigation agreement near Whelan tells city meet By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer South e r n Alberta irrigation-ists received a glimmer of hope Saturday that the federal-provin. cial agreement on the rehabilitation of irrigation capital works is in the final stages. Federal Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan told a meeting of the Alberta Irrigation Projects Association, "I don't think we're very far away from final agreement. I guess that is safe to say." Association members outlined for Mr. Whelan the history of irrigation in Southern Alberta-its value to farmers, the economy of the area, the province and the nation; the deteriorating conditions of the systems and other problems; practices and experiments to overcome some of the problems; and the urgent need for a federal-provincial agreement to rehabili tate the systems. Slides were shown to acquaint Mr. Whelan with local systems, structures, practices and experiments. Following the presentation and answers to several questions by Mr. Whelan, the minister said, "I have a greater knowledge of your problems than I did six weeks ago." He then made the statement he didn't think the final federal-provincial agreement was far off. Negotiations between the federal and provincial governments for a three-level cost-sharing agreement have been under way for about six years. $90 million needed An estimated $90 million is needed to update and* rehabilitate the capital works of the irrigation systems in Southern Alberta. The 13 irrigation districts in Southern Alberta provide water to almost 800,000 acres of lend. The smallest district, Ross Creek at Medicine Hat, has slightly more than 2,000 irrigated acres and the largest district, St. Mary River Irrigation District, has more than 200,000 irrigated acres. While the irrigated areas of Southern Alberta comprise only four per cent of the improved arable land of the province, they produce approximately 20 per cent of the gross farm revenue. Seventy-five per cent ,of the irrigated land in Canada is in Southern Alberta. Parts of some systems were built more than 70 years ago. The two-mile Brooks aqueduct was cited as one of the typical problems in the present systems. It started to fall apart in 1920 and although 50 per cent of it has been replaced, in bits and pieces each year, it now is falling apart faster than it can be replaced. Another problem needing urgent attention is seepage from canals, Mr. Whelan was told. An estimated 10 per cent of the irrigated acreage in Southern Alberta is affected by canal seepage. Seepage brings alkali and salts to the surface making land go bad for future generations, he was told. EUGENE WHELAN Government elevator could be ideal ior com Construction discussed There was considerable discussion and questions from Mr. Whalen relating to costs and the practicability of concrete and polyethylene - lined canals. About 125 miles or two per cent of the canal mileage in the south has been polyethylene lined to prevent seepage and damaged lands. Immediate work is needed in the Eastern Irrigation District, Mr. Whelan was told, because 24,000 square miles rely on the system for usable water. Underground water sources cannot be used, he was told. To avoid further delay and risk of total failure of major capital structures, it is imperative that the federal - provincial agreement be completed as soon as possible, Mr. Whelan was told. The irrigation districts of Alberta are prepared to accept the responsibility for operation and maintenance costs on the water distribution systems which would run $1.50 to $4 an acre per year, he was told. These annual costs now are being borne by all districts except the Bow River Development at Vauxhall which is owned and operated by the federal government. Major capital works construction and rehabilitation, however, must be performed with financial assistance from senior levels of government if the irrigation economy of Southern Alberta is to survive, the minister was told. The association said that since the transfer of the Bow River Projects from federal to provincial jurisdiction has been the subject of much debate, it should be dealt with under a separate agreement. All irrigation districts in the province should receive equal treatment, association directors feel, but negotiations surrounding ,the transfer of assets of this one project "should not jeopardize a rehabilitation program on all other districts. Motorcade day will be holiday The schools in Vulcan County will be closed Friday to enable district families to be in Edmonton when the town's chamber of commerce presents its brief on land use to the government. The country's school committee has authorized the closure. And Friday will also be a civic holiday in Vulcan in support of the chamber's stand, the town council declared Saturday. The chamber will ask the Alberta government to place an immediate freeze on land sales. The chamber says it is concerned about large corporate farms, and land holdings by Kutterites and large United States and Canadian corporations. A motorcade will leave Vulcan for the legislative buildings in Edmonton, where the chamber is scheduled to present its brief at 1:30 p.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 The federal government grain elevators in Lethbridge may soon be back in use. Eugene Whelan, federal agriculture minister, and Canadian Wheat Board members toured the facility during a brief stop in Lethbridge Saturday prior to flying to Windsor. ' The elevators have been advertised for sale "and I wanted a first-hand look at them" before a decision is made, Mr. Whelan told The Herald. Some major work, electrical particularly, is required before the facility would be useable, he said. The minister indicated the facility would be ideally suited for the area's budding corn industry - both for drying and storing corn. When the city's new distillery is in full swing, it alone will require 800,000 bushels of corn a year. The potential for South-era Alberta corn is tremendous, he indicated. Besides the Lethbridge market, there arc other Alberta markets and there is a great market in B.C. just waiting to be taken from Minnesota corn growers. The elevators could be ideal for the south's corn industry, he indicated. CLIFF BLACK,' Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB! MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 The subsidy offered Southern Alberta farmers to get started in the corn-growing business should assure the success of this new crop in the area, he said. He would not elaborate further on the possible disposal of the elevators. PRE-SEASON FISHING SPECIALS! CASTING - TROLLING FLY RODS 25% Off! k ~k ~k ALL LURES - PLUGS 20% Off! ~k ~k ~k SELECTION OF COLORADO SPINNERS Reg. 29c jc Special, each .... � ��� ZEBCO ROD. AND REEL SET WITH LINE Reg. 9.95 5^5 Special Call Sporting 327-5767 DOWNTOWN WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDON'S PROMOTION SAL 1 DAY ONLY - THURS. FEB. 22 516.3rd. Ave. S. -Next to Bank of Montreal Y SPECIAI with every purchase of a BIG BUCKE You Get:  $1 Box of French Fries - and -  16-oz. Cole Slaw Regular retail $6.10 TUESDAY SPECIAL......ONLY $4.75 COLONEL SANDERS AND HIS BOYS MAKE IT FINGER LICKIN' GOODI Sven. ErickSen's TAKE HOME STORES  1701 M.M. Drive - Phono 328-7751  2021 3rd Ave. S. - Phone 328-8161 ;