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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 3L3 - THE 16TH8R1DGE HERAID - Wednesday, Februnry 28, 1973 onstruction start on motel Construction is scheduled to start later this week on the $1.3 million, 9-1-unit motel on 7th Ave. nnd Mayor Magrath Drive. A spokesman for Njrthalta Moldings Ltd. of Edmonton, said excavations and pile driv- Church group plans (lance to get funds The Southminster United Church Hi-C group is sponsoring a fund raising dance Friday in the church hall, junction, a relatively new I/Othbridge baud, will provide the music. Admission is $1.25. Past community 'activities attended by the group include operation of a coffee house for the past two years, assisting with the operation of Canyon Church Camp in Waterton Lakes National Park, representing the youth of South-minster Church at the United Church Adventure in Renewal convention last summer and attendance at the Tuxis Older Boys Parliament sessions. Oldtimers name officers Andy J, Staysko was named honorary president of the Leth-bridge and District Oldtimers' Pemmican Club at the group's annual meeting recently. Al Baines will lead the executive into office March 5 as newly-elected president. Other members of the executive include Bill Ewing, Carl Fraxer and Dan A. McEwan. Two plaques displaying the names of past presidents of the club have been put on display in the club rooms. Only the names of the presidents who served between 1886 and 1905 and from 1907 to 1920 are missing from the plaques. ing are expected to be under way this week. Two buildings are planned for the development. One building will contain the office, coffee shop and two-thirds of the sleeping units. The other building will contain the rest of the sleeping units. There will be 54 units 12 feet by 24 feet with one double bed and 40 units 16 by 24 feet with two double beds. Fourteen of the two double-bed units will have kitchenettes. A 20 by 40-foot outdoor swimming pool is also to be built. The coffee shop will be for motel guests only and will not be open to the general public. The two-storey development with brick and cedar exterior and cedar shakes, is scheduled for completion July 15. The development will be operated by Lodge Motel Lethbridge Ltd. Lions Club backs Games The 40-member Downtown Lethbridge Lions Club has pledged its support oi the 1975 Winter Games and urges other Southern Alberta service clubs to do the same. The club's board of directors tlii s week agreed its members would help the Games effort "in any capacity that may be needed," a club spokesman said. Wheels, wheels, wheels Sections of wheels, used for various sprinkler- Mayor Magrath Drive and 3rd Ave. S. They are stored type irrigation systems throughout southeastern Alberta, in halves to save space, are stored at the distributor's location at the corner of Bottle deposits increased MLA is guest of chamber An Edmonton Conservative MLA will be in Lethbridge Monday to discuss the provincial budget scheduled to be presented in the Legislature Friday night. Les Young (Edmonton Jasper Place) 'will address a session of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Monday at noon at the El Rancho Restaurant. Man gets special award A Lethbridge man has been ./resented with a special award for his efforts in rescuing four FRAME STYLES FROM , . . AROUND-THE-WORLD OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO, JQS-VJth ST S tETHBRiQGE Pfwih- 317 ISO* children from a burning house Feb. 5. Dennis Diesing received the award from Mayor Andy Anderson. "This was a heroic achievement. At great personal risk, and without thought of personal safety," Mr. Diesing saved four children from the burning house, the Mayor said. Only one child was injured in the blaze - 18-month-old Colin Heninger, who is now in satisfactory condition in Foothills Hospital in Calgary. STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 Bottling firms in Lethbridge Monday reduced the wholesale price paid by retail grocery stores and super markets for soft drinks while increasing the deposit required for all bottles. The price reduction, a result of the federal government dropping a sales fa* on soft drinks which ranged up to 12 per cent, was tied in with an increase in soft drink bottle deposits. The deposit increase, the first In almost 50 years, will raise the two-cent deposit for six, 10 a