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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta U-THE LETHBniDOE HERALD WwfcMMday, January 2, 1974 Com-Serv committele seeks nominations Public concern, bus service make traffic difference Some rode buses free New Year's Eve just to see the city. By DAVE BLY Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge's welcome to the new year was relatively quiet, thanks to the Alberta Check Stop program and the free bus service provided by the city transit system. Only one impaired driver was charged during the holi- day period, and that was following an accident at 9th Street and 2nd Avenue N. ear- ly Monday evening. A police spokesman said the check stop program has in- creased the public's concern about impaired driving, and more and more people are becoming aware of the seriousness of drinking and driving Another policeman said he felt the free bus ser- vice really made a difference Jinuiry HOCKEY SWEATERS and SOCKS 20% Off! All HOCKEY STICKS PRICE! Call Sporting 327-5767 DOWNTOWN to the New Year's Eve traffic. Thrpugh donations from several businesses and in- dividuals in Lethbridge, the transit system extended bus service from p m New Year's Eve to 4 a.m. New Year's Day. John Frouws, superintendent of the system, had no statistics but said the free service was well used Buses were still carrying passengers at 4 a.m., he said. In addition, several organizations had chartered city buses to carry celebrants home from their parties. "It was a busy night for Mr. Frouws said. Because of the success of the free service, it will probably become an annual event, Mr. Frouws said. During a check stop shortly after midnight Tuesday, police stopped about 150 drivers and suspended five of them for 24 hours. It was a light night for the check stop, too, as police usually pull over about 230 drivers during their check stops. The only major accident to mar the holiday occurred when John Wall, 721 20th St. S., driving north on 9th Street, was in collision at 2nd Avenue N. with the car driven by Terence Bassett, 1106 7th Ave. S. Mr. Bassett and his passengers, C, S. W. Harte, Mary Harte and Jane Harte, all of England, were treated for minor injuries at St. Michael's Hospital and released. About damage resulted. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SckmrtzMi. 222 St. S. Phone 328-4095 Fur Sale See the many melting furs and at guaranteed Sav- CANADA MINK JACKETS AND COATS OBEY AND BLACK PERSIAN LAMB Natural Mvakrat Fun Pur Coats ChooMYour SIZE DRESS Now and 1f% lo 10% OB NEW YORK FURS Others used service between parties. Slaughter hog supply low in U.S. Nominations for persons to serve on a board of governors which will direct the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally "Com- Serv Project" are being sought by the association's Com-serv committee. Malcolm Jeffreys, associa- tion executive director, said Monday nominations for the 18-member board will close Jan. 15 and members will be selected from each of the six provincial electoral con- stituencies in the Lethbridge area. It is important that the board has representation from the total area the project will serve, Mr. Jeffreys said. Dr. Stan Perkins, co- chairman of the com-serv steering committee said the board would be responsible for providing a comprehen- sive service to the retarded in the area served. Hiring of the board of gover- nors is the first step in the pro- ject which will expand ser- vices for the mentally retard- ed throughout Southern Alber- ta The project, first of its kind in Canada, will decentralize care for the retarded. The Comprehensive Community Services will co-ordinate ser- vices and bring retarded peo- ple into the mainstream of society rather than isolating them. Dr. Perkins said the project would be an entirely new type of service with a modern approach to delivery of ser- vices. The program emphasizes the use of foster homes for the handicapped rather than large residential institutions which remove the retarded from society. The board members need not be professional people but should be able to effectively represent the needs of the retarded in their area, Dr. Perkins said. The steering committee for com-serv will be phased out once the board of governors has been selected. The first step for the board will be to advertise for and select an ex- ecutive director for the pro- ject, Dr. Perkins said. The direction of com-serv will depend on the strength of the governing board and members will have to unders- tand the rationale behind the new project. They must realize the men- tally retarded have a right to special services and it is society's duty to provide them, Mr. Jeffreys said. In an extensive brief presented to the Alberta cabinet the com-serv com- mittee pointed out retardation is not a primary health problem. "It is not an illness curable in a hospital setting. And thus the hospitals found themselves housing ever- increasing numbers of in- curables. "They have deteriorated into large residential in- stitutions, mere custodians of the retarded." Mr. Jeffrey explained the retarded are born with their condition and this is different than mental illness which is acquired. "Retardation n a condition rather than an 'and people should realize this, he said. Inner-tube spill kills Calgary man By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least two perspns were killed across the Prairies dur- ing the New Year's Day holiday, both of them in Alber- ta. A Canadian Press survey from noon Monday to mid- night Tuesday night showed no accidental deaths in Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Daniel Richard Lane, 21, of Calgary, died in a Calgary Hospital about two hours after he was thrown from an inner tube being pulled by a snow- mobile on Chestermere Lake, 20 miles east of Calgary. Debra Lynn Bruno, 10, was killed early Tuesday when fire swept through her Home at Wetaskiwin, 40 miles south of Edmonton. The survey does not inblude industrial deaths, known suicides or slayings. B.C. interior drought was costly to ranchers CRANBROOK (HNS) The prolonged drought in the southern interior of British Columbia has ended. Precipitation in September, October and November was above normal The long-term forecast is for above-average precipitation. A. H. Bawtree, range management specialist with the B.C. 'department of agriculture at Kamloops, says the drought has been costly to ranchers. He says the precipitation records at Kamloops il- lustrate the severity of the. drought. Research Cattle numbers affect hog prices Hog prices in Canada will be determined by the number of cattle put into feedlots throughout the United States early in 1974, says an economist with the Alberta Department of Agriculture. Jim Dawson claims if the number of cattle placed in U.S. feedlots is really low, hog prices will go higher than the record highs this past summer. But if the feedlot replacements are heavy in the next few months in the U.S., both beef and hog prices could be held down. Mr. Dawson reports that the supply of slaughter hogs in the U S. is low but that the beef supply is approaching the high MIKE HANZEL Extra Wtir ___ For 7th Street South levels of a year ago. At the same time, consumer demand is rather slack following the summer's high prices. Mr. Dawson claims the shortage of energy has created some pessimism in the market because of possi- ble plant shut-downs, un- employment and threats of trucking strikes. Using the Chicago futures market as an indicator, Mr. Dawson predicts hog prices in the first half of 1974 could be above7 per hundredweight. Hog slaughterings in Canada for the last three months of 1973 were one to two per cent above the 1972 level for the same period. In the U.S., for the same period, the marketings were down about eight per cent. On the basis of a September survey, and reports of an above normal level of preg- nant sow slaughter, it looks as if Canadian hog marketings should stay at least two per cent below those of the first half of 1973. Since there is likely to be lit- tle reduction in feed grain prices for the rest of the 1973- 74 crop year which ends July 31 and the number of breeding animals has decreased it is unlikely that Canadian hog marketing in the last half of 1974 will show any increase. False pretenses charge brings 3-month term scientist retires One of Canada's premier grasshopper researchers has retired from the Lethbridge Research Station. Seward Smith, 59, who worked as an entomologist at the Brandon, Man. research station from 1936 to 1940 and from 1945 to 1949 following service in the Second World War before coming to Lethbridge, retired Dec. 27. He worked mainly on grasshopper nutrition before concentrating to reproduction and population build-up sur- veys in an effort to better con- trol the pest which annually cause millions of dollars of damage to Canadian farms. A member of the Lethbridge public library board and a Kiwanis club, Dr. Smith worked for 15 years helping to organize the annual Lethbridge Music Festival He was also a member of the Lethbridge Symphony Association board and the Allied Arts Council From April, 1972, to September, 1973, precipitation was 58 per cent of normal. The tota' was only 8.62 inches compared to the average IS inches for Kamloops during that 17-month period. During the last six months of the period February, 1973, to September, 1973, the total precipitation was only 35 per cent of average. Forage production on non irrigated range land is'never very great and when annual precipitation varies as-little as one inch from the average, it can have a major effect on range productivity. The light snowfall last winter also resulted in greater depth of frost penetration which adversely affected spr- ing growth and caused severe damage to alfalfa crops, for many ranchers. The drought meant insufficient water which further reduced yields on irrigated crops. The result was a serious "shortage of winter feed supplies throughout the interior. Reseeding of irrigated lands is rapidly taking place in an effort to increase hay produc- tion next year However, range "land seeding is more difficult and the results are less predic- table. Mr. Bawtree says careful management and light graz- ing may be sufficient to renew the productivity on range land In areas where productive grasses died during the drought, reseeding may be the only solution, even though it is difficult and unpredictable. INSTALLATION HUMIDIFIERS 1709 2nd S. 321-5173 STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE I in Minus. "Sorw'ca and OuaWy for ovsr 35 A former Lethbridge man pleaded guilty in provincial court Monday to a charge of false pretences and was sentenced to three months in prison. Charles Holtom, 23, was ac- cused of defrauding the Mar- quis Hotel Nov 17 with nine worthless cheques for a total of He is also charged with the theft of a car from Fleming Motors. He reserved election and plea on that charge and was remanded in custody to Jan. 8. Holtom was arrested by American authorities in Las Vegas, Nev. Dec. 8, and then was flown to Los Angeles for a deportation hearing. He was put on a plane to Calgary where the RCMP detained Christmas seal returns short Less than 50 per cent of the residents in the Lethbridge area receiving Canadian TB seals have returned a donation to the Tuberculosis Association. And because of this the association may not reach this year's objective, campaign secretary Anne Jeffreys said Monday. The returns are much lower than other yean and the association has collected f25T- 500 bat may not reach its 000 target by the campaign's finishing date of Jan, 31, she said. him up for the Lethbridge city police. Police said Holtom faces other charges from Toronto. Three members of a rock band from Missoula, Mont., felt a little less like making music after their appearance in provincial court Monday. James Roberts, James Taylor and Robert Dobbins each pleaded guilty to charges of possession of marijuana and were fined and costs apiece. RCMP arrested the men on Highway 4 near the U.S.- Canadian border Sunday evening. Taylor also pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon. Police told Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson that the switchblade Taylor had was very likely a keepsake, and was not intend- ed for criminal purposes. Taylor was fined and the knife was confiscated. CKtifMOMMMMliiiiic CLIFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. Lower Lwral PHONE 327-2S22 FUEL SAVING! YOU will fM eomfortabto at lower provided humidity right Have a POWER HUMIDIFIER Inalcltad by CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262-214 S. PIMM 328-33U SMILEY'S PLUMBING BATHROOMS MMOOfLUNQ SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 2nd AVE. S. Thursday, January 3 TERMS CASH SALE STARTS P.M. NO RESERVE Philco port. TV; 2 dressers; Marconi TV-radio- record player; wood crib and mattress; rollaway bed; Admiral port. TV; table saw; Kelvinator deep freeze, 17 cu. ft.; 2 chests of drawers; Fairbanks-Morse TV; single Hollywood style bed; wardrobe; wringer washers; electric dryers; chesterfields and chairs; oil heater; 4 chrome chairs, 9x12 oval braided 'rug, 2 small oval braided rugs; stepladder, Lloyds tape recorder; Hoover upright vacuum; small platform scale; com- ponent record player; kids car seat; crocks; floor lamp, ash stand; small desk; baby buggy; stroller; portable typewriter; portable sewing machine; tire chains; saw blades; air cooler; head rests; ceiling tire; Viking vacuum, power mower; moulding; gas and electric ranges: bathtub, row boat; basin; oc- casional rocker. Many more items too numerous to mention. SPECIALS Otowi Overhead Heater FOX DENTURE CUliti C.O.W. .niTM.i. SMMPICM.DINTAVWLM. TON niRTMf R mrOMMATlON CONTACT HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE imam an. t. LETHMIOOE TEDNEWBY AUCTrONIERT KEITH .41 ;