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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE L.ETHBRIDQE HERALD Ftbruiry 21, Vehicle for handicapped remains city project Efforts to obtain a suitable vehicle for transporting the handicapped will be continued by the city. A resolution to that effect was passed unanimously by city council Monday, after City Manager Aiiister Findlay told council he had found it impossible to lease such a vehicle. Mr. Findlay said he has ask- ed the community services Disturbed students may be helped here A treatment the progress of the designed to keep disturbed students in Lethbridge instead of in psychiatric hospitals or residential treatment centres outside of the city is to be proposed to the public school board agencies working with emotionally disturbed children can either send the students to Calgary or Edmonton for care. The program would be ly operated by the and public schools, Alberta Mental Health Services and the department of health given social development. The proposed program is to provide therapeutic days educational assistance "behaviorally disordered and socially assault children" between the ages eight and 14 and serve as 22-year-old Cardston man transition experience a four month prison children returning from for possession of stolen stitutes for the was found guilty in a provincial court A jointly operated of assaulting a police of- project involving for two students since mid Gambler was fined December has convinced or 60 days in jail, with no three agencies to to pay the fine. Provin- the program on a Judge L. W. Hudson said, basis for as many as the 60 day jail term run concurrent with the The 12 would be under the supervision of a teacher he was already serving. City police Const. Dennis half the day and under testified he and Const. care of psychological Holberton arrested Mr. for the other and another man Services provided 26 at about 11 a.m. at the students are to bus depot for being intox- educational assistance, chological or constable said the two assessment and gave them no trouble un- and therapeutic they were at the police sta- Parents of the and were being admitted would also be provided with the cells. He told the court training program on how other prisoner began to handle abnormal with Const. Those involved with the and then Mr. program are to ran at him, hit him assistance to the teachers the chest and pushed him the students home school a doorjam. they are aware of the hit the door jam and cut ment techniques being left cheek. We struggled into the admittance Const. Reimer said. Raymond Watson, a guard the police station cell block, 14 the court Const. Reimer and Mr. Gambler were at his when a scuffle broke out jetween Const, Holberton and the other prisoner. Reimer turned to Solid state, and Mr. Gambler took a big 44 oz. tyril container, swing at Mr. cord storage, removable cutting Gambler testified when he arrived at the police Retail tion Const. Reimer pushing him as they were go-Jt Q5 inf> downstairs. Uf 1 Once in the room, "the officer told me take my jacket off and he CALL HOUSEWARES helped CLINIC f MECHANIC 328-4M5 when you buy a bucket or barrel of Kentucky Fried Chicken at the regular price. SVIN IRICKSINS POOD AND PASTRY SHOP KR1 M I. Pirn Ktlltl 1715 M.M. PIMM tu-rnt Titar SOU -471 An. PMM tn-tnt department to send someone to Calgary to investigate the operation of that city's handi bus service. And he showed council pamplets on a "busette" a small bus equipped with a hydraulic lift or ramp, spaces for wheelchairs to be locked into the bus frame, and seats for additional passengers. Cost of the bus is to he said. City council will hold a special meeting Mar. 17 to review the city's general plan. Lawrence Smith, Oldman River Regional Planning Commission executive direc- tor, told council an outline report on the plan will be available by mid March. It's main purpose is to form long and short term policies for planning, he said. It will look at such questions as "what type of city we want in the future, and where we want to expand if we want to he said. A brief from the Lethbridge Housing Association suggesting ways the city could help alleviate current housing problems was referred to city administrators by city council Monday. Council asked for a report on which it can base future ac- tion on the brief. The association, made up of most of the city's housebuilders, said it is prepared to meet with the city on the brief. A requisition Of for 1975 operation of the Green Acres Foundation, was approved by city council Mon- day. Other municipalities in the foundation the county of Lethbridge, Coaldale, Nobleford, and Picture Btftte will make up the balance of the levy the foundation says it needs this year to run its senior citizen lodges. The lodges paid for themselves until three years ago, but Aid! Bob Tarleck, council's representative on the foundation board said even a rent increase this year to new ceilings allowed by the province won't meet increases in costs. Bull show April 1 at pavilion The 24th annual spring bull show and sale sponsored by the Southern Alberta Associa- tion is set for the Exhibition Pavilion April 1 to 3. Joe Perlich, co owner of Perlich Bros. Auction Market of Lethbridge, said 250 Herefords, 51 Aberdeen Angus and four shorthorn bulls have been entered for the three day event. Perlich Bros. Auction Market are managing the sale for the first time. At the association annual meeting in December, several breeders asked for a change in sale promoters. The Lethbridge and District Exhibition Association has been the promoter. Banners will be presented by the Southern Alberta Hereford Club to the grand champion and reserve cham- pion bull of its breed. Awards will also be presented for the best pair of bulls and the get of sire class of three bulls. The Hereford bulls will be shown at 7 p.m. April 1, with judge Doug Jones of Balzac in charge. The Hereford bulls on offer will be sold starting at a.m. April 2. The Aberdeen Angus and shorthorn bulls will be shown at 10 a.m. April 3 before judge Rod Mackenzie of Mountain View. The Angus sale will start at 1 p.m. April 3. How 'ya fixedfer blades? Happily ignoring Gillette's question are four city employees declared winners Monday In city hall's Winter Games beard-growing contest. Winner by a whisker for best moustache is Leo Vanden Heuvel, left, best beard and moustache, Willie Golia and "scruffiest" facial hair, Oil Erdos. Getting a playful tug on the chin is Peter Bowkett; gold medalist in the best beard event. Tax brochure idea scrapped Would the average citizen take the time to read a specially prepared brochure telling him where his tax dollars are going? Yes, said Aldermen Bob Tarleck and Tony Tobin Mon- day. No, said the rest of coun- cil, during discussion of a resolution by Aid. Tarleck calling for the city to send out such a brochure starting in 1976. Waving a 1974 tax informa- tion brochure put out by the City of Edmonton, Aid. Tarleck said a similar brochure here might help Lethbridge residents unders- tand how their tax dollar is spent. "I have confidence a good number of citizens would make the effort to make some sense of he said. But other aldermen doubted City Scene the willingness of people to spend time poring over columns of figures on city revenues and expenditures. Council was shown a full page newspaper ad taken out every year explaining the city's financial position com- plete with pie graphs, which most aldermen felt was ade- quate. "The flyer is a waste of said Aid. Bill Cousins. "People don't read them. The figures don't mean anything. The pie chart is the best way." Deputy Mayor Vera Ferguson said the kind of in- formation given in the news- paper, ad is complete and easy to read. "I'm always giving people credit for being intelligent enough to get the information if they're she said. "AH it takes is a phone call to an alderman." "We can only go so far in spoon feeding citizens. If they're not interested they won't bother." Aid. Tobin sharply dis- agreed. "It's good for council to demonstrate in the most effective way it can, exactly what the priorities he said. Aid. Tobin said as a layman he couldn't understand the' city's official annual financial statement. It's available at city hall, but costs and aldermen were told only eight were purchased last year. "I couldn't understand what the priorities are it's a very technical said Aid. Tobin. "In the interest of being accessible to the public, coun- cil should initiate, not wait for them to come to he said. Aid. Bill Kergan suggested people have confidence in council and city ad- ministrators. "They're satisfied with how the city is being run. They just won't read this he said of the proposed brochure. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff said he wasn't so sure people were totally satisfied, but suggested they don't really care enough to go into the niceties of it. He described the likely public attitude towards a tax brochure as "one more piece of garbage that comes to the door." "People are more interested in: Can I burn gar- bage on Tuesday? Can I let my dog run loose? How much money did you spend on Winter Games he said. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Esl, 1982 PHONE E. t. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETMMME DENTAL LAI M4 MfMCAl DENTAL K.OO. Airport workers back on jobs Lethbridge airport employees returned to their jobs today, following a one day absence Monday connected with the selec- tive federal blue-collar strikes. Only five airport workers were involved: Postmaster Art Lewis said there was "quite a big drop" in mail volume today, because of the strike. Pension cheques went out today, he said. Council denies arena grant Markstay, Ont., pop. 290 families, won sympathy but no money from Lethbridge city council Monday. The village had asked for a donation to its arena fund saying it is too small to be allowed to raise all the money it needs by normal borrowing procedures to build a community arena. Thief traded blood for cash Strike action looms A thief apparently used his fist to break a window of the Chinook Club, 13th Street and 3rd Avenue S. before taking in cash on the weekend, it was reported to police Monday mor- ning. A "considerable amount of blood was left behind. Art group to elect Wednesday A board of directors and officers for the executive of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery Association will be elected Wednesday at 8 p.m. at a special meeting in the Gallery building oh 3rd Avenue and 6th Street S. (former School principal gains banner William Hartley, 65, principal of a Hutterite school at Win- nifred was nominated at Medicine Hat Monday night to contest the Medicine Hat-Redcliff constituency for the New Democratic Party in the March 26 provincial election. Pedestrian survives accident A Standoff man escaped serious injury Saturday evening when he was struck by an automobile as he walked along Highway 2 near Fort Macleod. George Good Dagger was released from Fort Macleod Memorial Hospital Monday morning after being treated for cuts and scratches. RCMP identified the driver as Sam Red Crow of the Blood Reserve. No charges are pending. Tax instruction Thursday Canal talk popular A sell out crowd of 125 is expected Thursday at p.m. in the Bow Island Legion Hall to hear Alberta irrigation division director Jay Purnell discuss the progress of the high line irrigation canal in the district. The high line canal, propos- ed for the district on a line from Chin Reservoir east to near Foremost and north to near Bow Island, would bring thousands of acres of land un- der irrigation. A survey of farmers in the area concerned was com- pleted last summer. Fred Mellon of the irriga- tion district and one of the organizers of the meeting from the Bow Island Chamber of Commerce, said farmers in the Bow Island .Foremost districts are hoping for en- couragement from Mr. Purnell. Mr. Mellon said confirma- tion of the high line canal pro- ject would "be one of the biggest things to hit our area." When irrigation was brought into the area the first time, the population of the town and district doubled, said Mr. Mellon. Two suffer whiplash in wreck A woman and her 10 year old daughter suffered whiplash in a three car mis- hap Monday morning at 23rd St. S., but hospitalization was not needed. The name of the daughter was not released by police but the mother, Corrine Hamilton, 1125 20 St. S., was driving north on 23rd St. S., and stopped between 8th Avenue and the entrance to Rideau Court. Police said the woman was about to turn when her car and two others were involved in a three car rear end chain collision. Also involved were automobiles driven by John Edward McTavish, 2318 22nd Ave. S. and Franklin Andrew Tuttle, 2018 19th Ave. N. Damages were estimated to be Returning offices begin work INSTALLATION FURNACES 170t-and Aw. Phone 12S-W73 Billed as "the cheapest tax advice in the Southern Alberta Council of Public Af- fairs will present an income tax session Thursday noon at Ericksen's Restaurant. Speaking on the income tax department, its services and guidelines for filing 1974 returns will be Rick Boyack, public relations officer for the Taxation Office. SENTINEL (CNP Bureau) A legal strike of workers at Phillips Cables Ltd.'s Sentinel plant may take place here Wednesday midnight if com- pany and union officials can- not come to terms at a meeting to be held here at 2 p.m. today. A government supervised strike vote at the plant Mon- day saw 90.5 per cent, or 171 employees, vote in favor of strike action, while 9.5 per cent, or 17 employees, voted against. Frank Houda, president of Local 2 of the Canadian Association of Industrial, Mechanical and Allied Workers, served strike notice on plant manager John Hollinghurst Monday evening. The employees are seeking a an hour increase in wages and a one year contract. The company has offered the employees an increase of an hour effective Feb. 13 when the agreement expired, plus an increase of 20 cents an hour July and a further increase of 56 cents an hour Feb. and an 18 month contract. Meanwhile, the strike possibility has derailed a tour of the plant planned for Solicitor General Helen Hunley on a political visit to the'Pass. "We had to cancel it because we are arranging to close down the plant if we have Mr. Hollinghurst said. "As soon as the situation becomes normalized, we will be pleased to accommodate visitors again." Miss Hunley's tour on behalf of PC candidate Fred Bradley was to include other plants in the 'Pass, the central hospital, senior citizens' homes and coal mining operations. She was to open the PC Pincher Creek Crowsnest headquarters in Blairmore tonight. Two rural returning offices in Southern Alberta for the March 26 provincial election have shifted into high gear and others are following close behind. Rural enumerators were to start listing voters Monday in the ridings of Pincher Creek Crowsnest, Cardston, Little Bow, Macleod, Taber Warner and Cypress. Most returning offices were still having phones installed and could not be readied Mon- day. The ridings of Macleod and Taber Warner were set and ready to begin enumerating. Art Fjordbotten, Macleod returning officer, said about 60 enumerators there will be tracking down some voters. The Taber Warner return- ing office reported about 30 enumerators started Monday to track down the voters in that constituency. CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB HHHCAL DENTAL ILDfi. "HOME M7.-2I22 BERGMAN'S NEW LOCATION PALLISER DISTILLERY AVENUE NORTH CONDUCT CARPET JiMtgtton KMMAN'8 FLOOR COVEMMS mt CARPET CUANNN SPECIAL WAREHOUSE PRICES Nh AvtniM North md go Ewtl BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERING lli Avpiilip N ;