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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thuriday, February 27, 1975 City Scene Automobile accident cost An accident at 18th Avenue and 23rd Street North Wednes- day resulted in damage but no injuries were reported. Lethbridge city police allege Harold P. Young, Coalhurst, was attempting to make a left turn onto 18th Avenue from the northbound lane of 23rd Street when he was in collision with a car southbound on 23rd Street. The car was driven by Lloyd Procure, 112 17th St. N. Mr. Young has been charged with making an unsafe left turn. Tools reported stolen Tools valued at were reported stolen from Lethbridge Centre Wednesday. Edward Lato who works for Johnson Control of Lethbridge at the centre told police he last saw the tools on Friday. Churchill High display opens Winston Churchill High School is jumping the gun on Educa- tion Week by opening a display today at the Centre Village Mall. Education Week begins Sunday and many schools are offer- ing special programs to mark it next week. The presentation by WCHS will use video tape and slides to offer the public a perspective of the school's philosophy. Home warranty detail offered Details of a New Home Certification Program of Alberta will be announced Friday at p.m. at Sven Ericksen's Fami- ly Restaurant. Anyone wishing to know how the home warranty program will work may question the program director and his staff, who will attend the meeting. It is open to the public. Pemmican Club elects president Dan McEwen of Lethbridge was re elected president of the Lethbridge and district Oldtimers Pemmican Club at the group's annual meeting Wednesday. The vice president and secretary treasurer will be named at the club's first board of directors meeting on March 3. George Mitchell was named honorary president. Directors for this year are Jack Hunt, Bert Leys, Mrs. Lila McKenzie, Mrs. Bunny Scott, Miss Molly Copland, Carl Fraser, George Strain, and E. "Frenchy" Lahdry. It was announced Wednesday that plans for special events will be discussed at the March 3 meeting. The special events will be to celebrate the club's 9flth year. Youth convicted in cycle death A Claresholm man has been found guilty of criminal negligence causing death. Hugh MacOldrum, 19, will be sentenced March 11. Provincial Judge C. V. Bennett delayed sentencing for a pre sentence report. Mr. MacOldrum was charg- ed following the death Sept. 6 of motorcyclist Terry Mark, 23. Maximum penalty for criminal negligence causing death is life imprisonment. STEAMER BASKETS Just arrived a new ship- ment of steamer 'col- lapsible baskets made of pure aluminum, fits all saucepans. 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The force was recently in a bind for police cars, he told the monthly meeting of the com- mission. "We try to hold our ex- penses to a he said. A review The commission passed a motion in favor of Chief Michelson's request for two more policemen in June. The request will go to city council with the 1975 budget for the police force. The budget was discussed at Wednesday's meeting at the police station but was in camera and the budget won't be made public until it's presented to council. Aid. Bill Kergan said the city is growing, especially in West Lethbridge. Last year the force requested seven more men and was only granted four by city council. "The force was three short a year ago, it's got to be three short Aid. Kergan said. String group drew 300 NDP LEADER MOTLEY WATCHED BY CANDIDATE WISHAW Notley continues criticism of Syncrude-provincial deal Provincial Leader Grant Notley re affirmed the New Democratic Party's opposi- tion Wednesday to the government's involvement with the Syncrude consor- tium. Mr. Notley, retracing previous policy statements, said at an NDP nomination at the Rainbow Hall the develop- ment of the oil sands should have been done by Albertans. "If we Albertans are going to underwrite the risk, why should we cut in the oil com- he asked. "It should be owned by Albertans and Canadians." But, Mr. Notley, said, the Conservative government has been telling people Alberta and Canada do not have the resources to develop such a large project. "They are saying we should be hired hands in our own country while committing more than billion of our money." The leader said the total commitment includes the government's share of construction costs, loans to the oil companies and other construction the government will be carrying out. Mr. Notley spoke to about 75 people at the meeting which nominated Ian Wishaw, a University of Lethbridge psy- chology professor, to contest the riding of Lethbridge West. Mr. Wishaw defeated 20- year old university student Trevor Cook in the two way race for the nomination. By PAT ORCHARD The University of Lethbridge presented its fourth recital in the concert series with a performance of the Purcell String Quartet before an audience of 300 at the Yates Memorial Centre Wednesday. The program began with Haydn's Quartet Opus 33 No. 2. These artists have only been playing together as an ensemble since 1969, but their quality has already brought them into prominence. The opening number revealed them to be technically ac- complished, with impeccable intonation and beautiful tone. The quartet admirably reflected the refined beauty of the first movement, and while their voices were excellently blended during the scherzo, largo and rondo finale, their interpretations were plain to the point of being dour. The players were just too genteel and cultured to convey the earthiness and humor of the invention. A little more im- agination and sparkle could have turned this eminently sound performance into an outstanding one. The highlight of the evening was Ravel's Quartet in F Ma- jor. The players took all the opportunities the music had to offer in terms of vivid colorful playing. Their sweet lyrical tone and somewhat thoughtful approach enhanced the tran- Commission claims editorial MIKE HANZEL Eitra WMr For Ewy Pair Street South A January editorial in the Lethbridge Herald was in- correct in its criticism of city police, a member of the Lethbridge Police Commis- sion claims. The editorial said police set up a speed trap shortly after the new 6th -Avenue Bridge opened but this isn't so, said Laurie MacLean at the monthly meeting of the com- mission Wednesday. The police went to the bridge after receiving two complaints from city hall of- ficials that cars were COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7M3 RELIANCE ELECTRIC MOTORS ing the new route at un- reasonable rates of speeds. The police car parked out in the open with its red and blue lights flashing and when cars continued speeding, the of- ficer began issuing warning tickets, Mr. MacLean claimed. The meeting was presented with a letter to Police Chief Ralph Michelson from R. F. Comstock, physical plant co ordinator at the University of Lethbridge. In the letter Mr. Comstock asked the chief to withdraw all tickets issued Jan. 27 and 28 for speeds up to about 45 mph. Chief Michelson in reply to that letter wrote the lowest speed at which a ticket was issued was 44 mph. The average speed of the 14 cars tagged was about 48 mph, figures in the Chief's letter in- dicated. The letter of reply was also presented to the commission. The average speed of the 14 motorists receiving speeding tickets was about 48 mph, figures in the Chief's letter in- dicated. The letter of reply was also presented to the commission. The reply letter also stated: "There were workmen on the bridge, sanding trucks and electrical crews in the area and there was a threat to walk off work if something wasn't done because of the danger from speeding vehicles." Commission Chairman Harold Vosburgh said the fact there were workmen in the area made it necessary for police to do something- about the speeding vehicles. "We don't enjoy this type of editorial it's not he said. The facts should be corrected in the paper. Mr. MacLean said the speed limit in the city, unless otherwise posted, is 30 mph and considering the fact there were workmen in the area a speed limit of 20 mph could have been justified, he said. He claimed one of the responsibilities of The Herald was to uphold the image of the police force. It's also the paper's responsibility to criticize the force when it has done wrong. However, before it criticizes the force it should be sure it's right and in this FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESI. 1922 PHONE 327.6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 2M MEDICAL DENTAL BLDQ. DUTY MASTER A-C Polyphase Induction Motors Design B. Ambient 60 HZ, Class B Insulation. DRIPPROOF Sizes from 30 to 200 H.P. Tola! Enclosed Fan Cooled. Sizes from r. to 25 H.P. We carry a Electric Motor for every industrial need. 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They were marvelously light and delicate in the second movement's all-muted prestissimo and the pizzicato fourth movement, yet their perfection of ensemble was unruffled by the stress of even the most extreme tempos. The astonishing combina- tion of physical exhilaration and intellectual density in which this work abounds sometimes gave rise to a feel- ing of breathlessness, but the quality of the music was ideal- ly matched in performance. I do hope that the players Norman and Frederick Nelson, violinists; Philippe Etter, viola, and Ian Hamp- ton, cellist, will charitably construe the applause between movements as being occasioned by the virtuosity of their performance, rather than any gaucheness on the part of a Lethbridge audience. Chief Michelson said last year the force asked for four men for patrol and got them. It also asked for a man for traffic, a man for criminal investigation and a spare man to fill in when someone is'sick. He said the force can get along without the spare man. Aid. Bill Counsils told Chief Michelson if he needs the men he should ask for them. Chief Michelson replied that he thinks the force can get along with two more men. There are 60 men on the force. The chief said he needs to hire two men to replace two who have left. The two re- quested from council would bring the total to 64. Commission member Laurie MacLean said the police force "has been operating under a lot of pressure" lately with sickness and similar problems. This can be a grave "factor in he said. One of- ficer has been sick since June. However, he said, the police commission has always had the policy of "keeping the number of men down and keeping the pay up." The men get more work but they also get better con- ditions. This is okay "as long as we are not overworking these fellows." Chief Michelson said the force has always operated as close as it can with man- power. In the past, the force would run short for two or three years to get enough men to make a training program worthwhile. However, the force doesn't do this now as it recruits its men from the graduating law enforcement students at the Lethbridge Community College. GRADUATES Chief Michelson said this is why he is requesting two more men for June. This is when students graduate from the LCC course. Commission Chairman Harold Vosberg said having men trained at LCC was much cheaper than the force operating its own training program. Chief Michelson said there was a bit of a manpower shor- tage during the Winter Games but now the Games are over the force only requires a minimum number of new case it wasn't, he said. A motion by Mr. MacLean was passed that stated the commission would make a recommendation to the city traffic department that it take immediate steps to study, determine, post and publicize the speed limit on the 6th Avenue Bridge. DenU! 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