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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, January 3, 1975 City construction passes record mark Spurred by Woodward Stores' Lethbridge Centre project, the city reached a record construction high in 1974 for the second year in a row. Figures released Thursday by the city building develop- City Scene Weapon brings sentence A 28-year-old Hardieville man was given a two-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty in provincial court Thursday to having a restricted weapon in his ear. Court was told Jack Paul Helle was apprehended by police after a high speed chase Dec. 11. He was cut off and forced to stop by a police car at the north end of the 9th Street Bridge. A sawed-off .22-calibre rifle and some ammunition were found in his car, court was told. One of the conditions of Mr. Helle's probation order, given with the suspended sentence, is he not have a firearm in his possession for two years. Mr. Helle was fined and had his driving licence suspended for nine months after pleading guilty to an impaired driving charge. Clean-up begun at fire site A Hardieville family, left homeless after fire destroyed its trailer Nov. 25, has begun a lot clean-up ordered by local authorities. Lethbridge County Coun. Steve Slemko said today the Wells Collier family is trying to clean up the lot. He said he will check on it further today or Monday. "The sooner he cleans it up the better it will said Coun. Slemko. Neighbors had complained about blowing soot, he added. Bottle drive Saturday The 4th Lethbridge Scout Troop will hold a bottle drive Saturday to raise money to send two scouts to the World Scout Jamboree in Norway in July. The drive will begin about 9 a.m. and finish about 1 p.m. and will cover the area east and west of 13th Street South. Campaign moving to objective The annual TB Seal campaign, with three weeks to go, has attained 85.3 per cent of its objective. Lethbridge and district residents have returned Seal envelopes with Wilson students start over again Re organization of timetables, improvised classroom facilities and a hunt for new locker space fac- ed many of the 223 Grade 7 students who returned today to fire stricken Wilson Junior High School. Clean up operations and timetable re organizing should be finished at the school early next week, the public school board's director of curriculum said today. George Sevan said students will have to arrange timetables today and find their makeshift classrooms which replace the 10 destroyed by fire Dec. 9. New classroom areas now include one of the school's home economics rooms, the cafeteria, gymnasium stage, shop and library, Dr. Bevan said. The stage, which will replace the detrdyed drama PHARMACY FACTS from 0. C.STUBBS The hair on your head is a rather fascinating subject (particularly if you happen to be losing Since hair root cells are known to double themselves every twenty- four hours hair will us- ually grow up to one half inch in an average month. At least ten per- cent of normal hair re- mains dormant while the rest of it is busily-produc- ing more hair at all times. Some diseases and infec- tions, as well as cold weather and radiation, have been proved to re- tard its growth. The aver- age person who doesn't lose his (or her) hair will grow between fourteen to sixteen pounds of it dur- ing a normal lifetime. So it really does make good sense to pay attention to and lake good care of your scalpl STUBBS PHARMACY LTD, Open daily a.m. to p.m. Sundays and Holiday! 12 noon to p.m. classroom, is still affected by the clean up but will be ready early next week. Dr. Bevan added all other classrooms will be fully utiliz- ed where before they may have been vacant at various times during the day. Grades 8 and 9 will not be drastically affected by the changes because the fire struck in the Grade 7 wing of the school. An inventory of text books will be taken today to find how many were lost in the early morning blaze. An order for new books will be sent im- mediately, Dr. Bevan said. Some texts were recovered after the fire, sent tb be rebound and are expected back at the school shortly. Students whose lockers were in the destroyed wing will have to double up with other students for the remainder of the year, he said. Wilson began the spring semester today to gain one of several school days they lost when following the fire. They will attend school for 15 minutes longer each day to make up another five days of classroom instruction. Other schools in the city re open Monday. ment office placed the value of construction permits issued in 1974 at well above the previous high of in 1973. While inflated construction costs likely contributed to the increase, the total reflects the construction activity in the city. Woodward's accounted for nearly one third of the total, with construction valued at The construction pace is ex- pected to continue into this year, although one major pro- ject, the million Lethbridge Research Station complex, won't be reflected in city building figures as it is outside the city. A February start is planned, however, for the provincial government's million ad- ministration centre down- town. Industrial construction ac- tivity may slow this year, simply because the city has used up all it's serviced in- dustrial land and won't likely get any more on the market in the area slated for industrial expansion until the latter part of the year. Permits worth were issued in 1974 for factory and warehouse construction. Residential construction dipped only slightly in 1974, with 421 building permits for single family houses issued, down just 22 from 1973. That figure contradicts the national trend in the housing industry. Beset by tight money conditions, the in- dustry saw housing starts dip from in 1973 to last year. The value of the houses un- der construction here in 1974 rose to from in 1973. Part of the reason the hous- ing slump elsewhere wasn't reflected here was due to a rapid residential construction pace in the first part of the year before mortgage money became harder to get, city of- ficials say. They also say demand for housing is high in Lethbridge and will likely remain high in 1975, with a requirement of 000 new dwelling units predicted, half of them for single families. Permits for 13 apartment buildings valued at were issued in 1974, as were 51 permits for duplexes and fourplexes worth In 1973, permits were granted for construction of 27 apartment buildings including fourplexes. They were worth a total of Another 29 permits for duplexes worth were issued. After the Lethbridge Centre project, the largest single construction project started in the city in 1974 was the senior citizens' apartment tower at million. post office .M. vF.1. A loses cash About was reported stolen from the Canada Post Office in the College Mall Thursday after two men ap- parently kept the clerks busy while a third man entered the post office and made off with the money. Lethbridge city police say about 5 p.m. two men came into the Special Occasion Shoppes Ltd. where the post office is located. One of the men kept one of the clerks in the store busy questioning her about the purchase of some glassware items. The second clerk told police the other man pestered her about items in the store even though she told him she couldn't help him as she was in charge of the post office. At this point a third man allegedly entered the store, went to the post office and stole the The two men in the store then left abruptly. The one man who was interested in the glassware left without purchasing it, even though he had asked the package be giftwrapped. The two men who entered the store were described as being between 20 and 30 years old. One was medium height and medium build while the other was medium height and stocky: The third man was about 20, slim, medium height and wore a brown leather coat. Police are still investigating the in- cident. The Ice Rink Cometh City employee Jim Vickers floods part of the speed skating oval at the Sports- plex in preparation for next month's Canada Winter Games. The oval will be ready in about 10 days. Ice-bound streets anger city businessman Wrecks result in Four babies rate banner Four district towns had their first babies of the year between Thursday and press time today. New Year's babies were born in Cardston, Raymond, Taber and Magrath. In Raymond, a nine pound, seven ounce boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Heninger at a.m. Thursday. Aaron James Heninger is their second child. Cardston's New Year's baby was born in Cardston Municipal Hospital. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Den- nis Allred was born at a.m. today. At a.m., a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs'. Greg Henry at Magrath. A six pound, six ounce girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Walters at Taber General Hospital at a.m. today. A downtown businessman is attempting to buy television and newspaper advertising to complain about the condition of city streets. "My aim is to embarrass city council into doing something about it that's all I'm trying to said Garry Kohn, manager of Anglo Stereo and Photo. Claiming that the attitude of council towards the snow removal operation has been irresponsible, Mr. Kohn said he wanted to buy advertising because he thinks the news media hasn't done the proper job of exposing the situation. "It's totally disgusting and high time something like this was brought to a said Mr. Kohn. "Driving in the city is treacherous it's caused a lot of accidents and a lot of discomfort and there's no ex- cuse for it with the taxes we pay-" Mr. Kohn said he wouldn't even notice if his taxes were raised or even or ?10 to pay for snow removal, but added: "I maintain council has the money, it's only a case of priorities where they put it." People should get on the phone to the aldermen, he said. City snow removal efforts, meantime, are still being carried out by day and night shifts, with busier streets be- ing graded at night, city Engineering director Randy Holfeld said today. The grading and removal of snow and ice is being done primarily on main streets, but busier residential streets with deep rutting, or intersec- tions that suffered from heavy drifting are also being done, the engineering director said. The city has three graders, two large and two smaller front end loaders as well as dump trucks and sanders on the job. "We're still at it, but when you work the equipment con- tinuously as we have, you have to shut down occasional- ly for Mr. Holfeld said. Review halts press COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The Coleman Review has ceased publication because of a lack of advertising and com- mercial printing revenues against high operating costs. The final issue of The Review was published Dee. 18. Grain shipping to increase in 24-hour catch-up try injuries About damages and two minor injuries were reported following an acci- dent Thursday morning about a.m. at the traffic circle on 5th Avenue and 9th Street North. Lethbridge city police allege Wayne Douglas Englehutt, 26th St. S., was eastbound on 5th Avenue North and entered the traffic circle. His car jumped a curb and went 96 feet before strik- ing a parked truck owned by Lethbridge Electric, 914 5th Ave. N. The truck was then pushed into two other parked trucks. Mr. Englehutt and his wife were taken to St. Michael's Hospital where they were treated for superficial cuts and bruises. Mr. Englehutt has been charged with careless driving. In another accident an New Year's Day, some damages and two minor in- juries were reported. It oc- curred at the 13th Street sub- way. Police allege Lee Murray Bolton, 30, 302 A 23rd St. S. was southbound on 13th Street North when he lost control of his car and collided with a light standard. Mr. Bolton and a passenger, James Faulk, 1741 13th Ave. S., were treated and released from a Lethbridge hospital. Mr. Bolton has been charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level greater than :08 per cent. Loot recovered Three Standoff boys, aged and 15, have been charg- ed with break, enter and theft in two break-ins in Lethbridge New Year's Day. The boys were arrested at their homes this morning. Two rifles, a handgun and some bullets taken from Plainsmen Sports Ltd., 329 7th St. S., in one of the break-ins were seized at Standoff. A quantity of jewelry and other items that filled four suitcases taken in the other break-in at F. W. Woolworth and Co. Ltd., 601 4th Ave. S. were recovered at the Greyhound Bus Depot. The boys also face a charge of ear theft after a car was stolen in Lethbridge New Year's Eve. It was recovered by police. Two other juveniles will also be charged with car theft in connection with the in- cident. Police say following the break-ins the boys took a cab to Standoff about 3 a.m. New Year's Day after they cashed in some change at a local hotel. The change is thought to be from a cash register at Plainsmen Sports and from muscular dystrophy drive containers. The three juveniles will also be charged with wilful damage in connection with several windows broken at city businesses New Year's Day. The juveniles are being detained in juvenile cells at RCMP headquarters. A court appearance is scheduled for them. (Picture, page 2) FOX DENTURE CLINIC Esl. 1922 PHONE 3Z7-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 2M MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Coleman man wins COLEMAN (CNP Bureaau) Don Filafilo won first prize in the Christmas homes decoration contest sponsored by the Town of Coleman. Jasper Jones won second prize and William Kozak third prize. MARTONAIR CYLINDERS Martonair cylinders have automatic cushion effect which reduces shock. Pistons and bosses are fitted with self-sealing rings. Piston rod gland is self ad- justing sizes from to diameter. Available at: OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY 236-36IN Street N. Phone 327-1571 The Canadian government elevator in Lethbridge will swing into 24-hour operation Monday to catch up with huge trucks hauling grain from out- lying country elevators for cleaning and export. Jack Waterhouse, superintendent of the 1.25 million bushel capacity elevator, said Thursday a third work crew will be hired to man the grain cleaning un- its in the facility to clean the grain for direct loading in ships waiting in Vancouver. This is the second time the elevator has had to put on ad- ditional crews to move extra grain into export position un- der a special trucking program sponsored by the Canadian wheat board to max- imize grain shipments. Under the first program from February to July, 1974, some 7.5 million bushels of Southern Alberta grain was trucked to the government elevator, cleaned and moved to Vancouver via unit grain trains. The second trucking INSURANCE NOME-BUSINESS FARM Can Save You t Money SEEUSSOONI dGjENCjf 7M 3rd. S. Photx 327-2713 program started Oct. About 1.75 million bushels have been shipped from Lethbridge aboard six unit grain trains. Another train of 35 hopper cars was shipped since the start to create more space in the elevator. All the grain hauled to Lethbridge under the program has been No. 1 Red Spring Wheat, said Mr. Waterhouse. The trucks have been haul- ing from about a 100-mile radius of Lethbridge. Centres on the perimeter of the haul- ing area include Vulcan, Milo, Arrowwood, Blackie, Lomond, Vauxhall, Travers, Bow Island, Winnifred, Foremost, Etzikom, Orion, Warner, Milk River, Coutts, Magrath, Whiskey Gap, Card- ston, Claresholm, Fort Macleod and Brocket. Many other centres within this radius are also providing grain for the shipping program. The second program is scheduled to end Jan. 31 but there is an option clause that could extend the program to the end of April. This program differs from the first as trains leave Lethbridge as robot units with a power source spotted in the centre of the 82-car train. The first program called for the cars to be taken to Calgary to be formed" into the unit train. The latest push to increase throughput in the Lethbridge elevator means 20 extra jobs in Lethbridge. These casual jobs at the elevator are in ad- dition to the 16 permanent jobs at the facility. About 30 trucks are involved in the program, making a combined total of 90 trips dai- ly to the government elevator. ART DIETRICH DENTUflE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC 321-4095 DURAFLAME LOGS 3 hr. logs. 6 per case, Case 50 2 hr. logs 8 per case, Case 2-3 hr. logs 6 per case, Case 7 750 Flames in color. Gives a safe long burning fire ClIIHirdwin 327-5787 DOWNTOWN CwtHM MMlwnlc CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL ILD6, PHONE 327-2122 RELIEVES GAS PAINS NEW VW's from S3195 THE AUDI FOX Front wheel drive Large car roominess Small car gas economy THE CAR 2 YEARS AHEAD OF ITS TIME RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI THEW.C.B. CLAIMS ADVISOR will be in LETHBRIDGE January at the W.C.B. Office Phone 328-2040 1277 3rd Avenut South Phone Lethbridge 328-2040 NOW for an ap- pointment. State your claim number or date of ac- cident, name of employer at the time and type of injury sustained. Correspondence is also welcom- ed from persons who require claims advice. Write Claims Advisory Service, Workers' Compensation Board, Box 2415, Edmonton. WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD-ALBERTA ;