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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, January 4, 1975 City bus shortage hurting transit plan Slow delivery of two new is giving the city transit buses ordered more than a system headaches, year ago, and an accident that "We hope to have the new took another bus off the road buses delivered in February, Piling garbage blamed on storm City garbage collection ser- vice has been the object of several complaints over the holiday period but some of them may have been un- warranted, said city engineer- ing director Randy Holfeld Friday. "We've been somewhat behind, but not that far Mr. Holfeld said. He said he suspected that in some cases pick ups were missed even though the truck went by because garbage box- es were snowed in and crews couldn't open the door or take the time to shovel them out. "I'm not saying that's the sole reason, but 1 have a suspi- cion it may be part of said Mr. Holfeld. Garbage collection, which was disrupted by the Christ- mas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day holidays and the pre Christmas blizzard is ex- pected to get back to normal next week. Some residents have com- plained their garbage was missed twice leaving an ac- cumulation of three weeks' refuse. Man remanded on charge A Lethbridge man who pleaded guilty to stealing a snowmobile was remanded in provincial court until Friday for a pre-sentence report. Court was told Jerry Sallen- back, 31, 210 North Mayor Magrath Drive, was arrested Thursday night in Lethbridge and charged with stealing a snowmobile with a value greater than from Gor- don Malmberg of Cardston. The snowmobile was reported stolen Dec. 27 in Cardston. Mr. Sallenback was releas- ed after signing an undertak- ing to appear in court in one week. One of the conditions of his release was he not associate in any way with another Lethbridge man charged in connection with the same incident. The man, Blair Orr, 28, 415 13th St. S., reserved his elec- tion and plea in provincial court Friday on the charge of stealing Mr. Malmberg's snowmobile. He was released from custody after posting cash bail. A warrant was issued for William Courtoreille, 21, of Cold Lake, Alberta after he failed to appear in court on four charges of uttering forg- ed documents. The offences allegedly occurred in Lethbridge between Aug. 12 and 19. Robert Brown, 20, 529 12th St. C N., charged with unlaw- fully escaping custody follow- ing a Dec. 15 incident was remanded until Feb. 14 for preliminary hearing. Mr. Brown has pleaded not guilty to charges of causing a disturbance by shouting, refusing to blow for a breathalyzer test and im- paired driving which also allegedly occurred Dec. 15. These charges will be heard feb. 14. Joseph Laszynsky Jr., 19, 930 10th St. S., pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft over and was remanded until Jan. 17 for trial. Mr. Laszynsky was charged after salvage property of Wawanesa Insurance Com- pany was reported stolen in August. SMILEY'S PLUMBING CLASS LINED WATER HEATERS S169 INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 Sentinel Complete Roof Electric DE-ICING CABLE KIT 80' long. Special 54' long. Special 1695 1595 Call Hardware 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Death penalty asked A Lethbridge woman has called for letters from those who want capital punishment reinstated as part of a nationwide campaign to change the law regarding the death penalty. Lana Collins, 1105 25th St. N. intends to forward the letters to Prime Minister Trudeau. She has sent telegrams to the prime minister, to Justice Minister Otto Lang and Solicitor General Warren Allmand which urge the law be changed. Her telegrams follow- ed the shooting death of a Calgary policeman last month, but she proposes making the death penalty apply to all murders. The pre- sent law allows killers to return to society, she said. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SI. S. Phom 328-4095 12 Pieces crisp tried chicken 4 Corn Fritter! 4 Dinner Rolls French Fries or Potsto Ssled Sweet and Sour Seuce DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR FOR ONLY I.75 JUST CALL 327-0240 or 327-2297 LOTUS INN Acrots from the CPR Depot but it doesn't look probable at the said city transit supervisor John Frouws Friday. The 52-passenger diesel buses were ordered from General Motor's London, Ont. plant in December, 1973. Compounding problems for the transit department is the loss of one of its 52 passenger buses damaged in a December 21 accident. The bus was on its way to the city garage and was carry- ing no passengers when it hit a power pole during the start of the pre Christmas blizzard. It will be out of service for a few weeks at least, while parts are obtained from Eastern Canada. "Having one of the big vehicles tied down really hurts said Mr. Frouws. Some transit buses are used on school runs, utilizing all city buses available at some i times during the day, he said. One of the new buses was designated for a new route to the West Lethbridge subdivi- sion to be incorporated with service to the University of Lethbridge, the transit super- visor said. The new route was to have been started after opening of the 6th Avenue bridge at the end of the month, but it will now have to wait delivery of the buses. "We haven't completed plans for the route and hope to get some feedback from residents on Mr. Frouws said. Opening of the bridge and arrival of the new buses will also result in improved ser- vice to the university including some weekend runs, he added. In addition to the two buses due to arrive, in February or later, the city also ordered two more of the 52 passenger vehicles last November. They're expected to arrive in September this year. Welsh play to run at Yates Catholic Central High School's production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood begins a four day run at the Yates Memorial Centre Jan. 23, with an p.m. perfor- mance. Under Milk Wood, com- pleted by the Welsh poet just before his death in 1953, enacts one day in the life of inhabitants of a small Welsh fishing village. The play will be presented at p.m. Jan. 23, 24 and 25 with two performances, at and p.m. Jan. 26. Admission is per person; tickets are on sale at CCHS and will be sold at the door. Students will be admitted to the Jan. 26 matinee perfor- mance for April completion date set INNISFAIL (Special) The new Innisfail Fire Hall is expected to be completed by the end of April. Contractor for the project is Hornstrom Brothers Construction'of Calgary. Work on the excavation started prior to Christmas. While construction is under way, the Innisfail Fire Brigade is mak- ing its headquarters in the town works building. Lights go up City work crews move along Scenic Drive erecting streetlights at the in- terchange to the new University road. The lights are being installed in preparation for the opening of the new bridge at the end of January. Lumber prices at low ebb, storemen say 6build now' Lumber prices are as low as they are likely to be for the next three months and increased costs for most building supplies are predicted for early spring. A Herald survey of lumber outlets Friday in Lethbridge provided a consensus build and renovate now while prices are low because they can only go up. Lyle Davis, manager of Ace Building Supplies, said most lumber items have dropped per board feet since just before Christmas with only about of this amount recovered since. Depending on the world market for lumber in the next few months, he predicts lumber prices could increase per board feet. He feels lumber prices are now optimum for the con- sumer with savings of up to 30 per cent realized now com- pared to prices six weeks ago and prices predicted for spring. Mr. Davis credits lowered interest rates and greater availability of mortgage money which will loosen buy- ing habits in the general building industry for any price increases that will occur. De- mand will increase price pressures on supply. Don Pickett, manager of Beaver Lumber Co. Ltd., said basic lumber products have decreased about 10 per cent in price since November December, 1974, especially plywood, two by fours and one inch boards. Other building supplies have remained stable. Truant officer goes, schools take over job That old-time picture of the truant officer hauling sulking youngsters off street corners and back into school will be gone for good when Lethbridge students resume classes Monday. The public school board did away with the position last month after the board's last attendance officer, as he was called, submitted his resignation, questioning the effectiveness of the job com- 'pared to other ways of handl- ing attendance problems. Now it's up to each school to deal with its own wayward students, although the board administration will still take legal action to enforce atten- dance where necessary. Public school superinten- dent Bob Plaxton said Friday such cases are rare and MAJOR OIL COMPANY requires LESSEE-DEALER For fully modern city service station. On main traffic route. Excellent potential. Please make written application., stating personal details to: P.O. Box 666 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6 or Phone 327-2762 becoming increasingly infre- quent. The normal procedure, es- pecially if the student is under 15, is to first Visit or telephone the home, he said. "Quite frequently the parents are unaware of the student's absences and in many cases that infor- mational visit is all that's necessary." ff absences by students per- sist, intensive counselling in- volving both the school and the parents is the next Dr. Plaxton said. "If counselling and other approaches fail, we have to go to he said. Under the School Act, the parent is held responsible in the end, if a child under 16 is not in school, he said. But legal action is not a very satisfactory solution because the court procedures take time and often by the time it's settled the student is above age anyway, he said. Student absenteeism itself is not'a big problem in terms of numbers, although it can take up a good deal of a school's time in counselling, he said. He claims a buildup of supplies at the lumber mills will help to keep present lumber prices stable for two or three months. Because new home starts will be limited until spring, the demand for lumber for the large home builders will be low and lumber prices will continue steady, he said. But with spring and the increased demand for lumber, supplies could be drastically taxed. Many mills have shut down operations and most won't begin making lumber until they are assured of higher prices from the wholesalers and retailers. This will contribute to higher lumber prices in the spring. The reduction of the.federal sales tax on lumber to five per cent from 11 per cent won't help consumers that much. Mr. Pickett said the reduc- tion was made at the manufacturers' level, not the retail level, so the full impact of the reduction won't be felt by consumers. Brian Quittenbaum, manager of Crestline Builders Market Ltd., said the tax reduction is "invisible." He claims the sales tax reduction won't apply to much of the lumber stocks in many yards because the tax has already been paid. But all new stocks ordered since the reduction took effect will show lower prices. The sales tax reduction has created a lag in the continuing price increase in lumber, he said. It actually delayed the next price increase. Pete Giduk. manager of Ad- vance Lumber Co. Ltd., said the time lumberyard operators could predict lower prices in the winter is over. He claims prices fluctuate all the time to such an extent it-is impossible to predict changes. He feels lumber prices have now "bottomed out" and can only go up. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lowar Level PHONE 327-2622 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324-Sth St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Announcements Bride Books Think You Cards Napkins Matches (24 Hour Service If Necessary) We provide complimentary personalized head table place cards with bach order! FREE CUSTOMER PARKING Snow chances remain good Cloudiness and a slight chance of more snow is forecast for Lethbridge dur- ing the weekend, the weather office said today. A storm centre moved eastward today and is ex- pected to leave Southern Alberta with temperatures ranging from about 10 to 32 degrees. A skiff had fallen on the city by 10 this morning, and the snow was continuing. The lows of 10 to 15 are ex- pected Sunday with highs in the low 30s. Most of the snow is ex- pected to fall on the west slopes of the Rockies Sunday but the weather office says some could spill over into Southern Alberta. But if so, it will be light, "nothing sub- stantial." fee fishing success is reported as by the department of fish and wildlife, on most lakes in Southern Alberta. Thin ice and cold weather has kept many ice fishermen at home but the department has received recent reports of mounting success, especially on Tyrell lake near New Dayton. Chain, Beaver Mines and Beauvais Lakes are also reported as good for ice fishing. The situation is expected to remain the same for a while despite a usual slowdown in success this time of year. City Scene Juveniles get 17 charges A total of 17 charges have been laid against three boys, aged 10, 12, and 17, following two break-ins at city businesses New Year's Day. They have been charged jointly with breaking into F. W. Woolworth and Co. Ltd. and Plainsmen Sport in downtown. Lethbridge. The rest of the charges stem from an incident in which a car was stolen in Lethbridge New Year's Eve and several in- cidents of wilful damage in which windows of downtown businesses were broken either New Year's Eve or Day. Man hurt in accident About damage and a minor injury resulted from an accident in the 1300 block of Stafford Drive Thursday. Lethbridge city police say Keith Belsher, 21, Number 9 St. Anne's Place, was northbound about p.m. on Stafford Drived when he collided with a parked car in the 1300 block. The car belonged to Peter Moch, 1305 Stafford Drive. Mr. Belsher received a sore knee in the accident which is still under investigation by police. Radio classes begin Monday Registration for a class in amateur radio will be held Mon- day at p.m. in the basement of the Provincial Building, 9th Street and 3rd Avenue N. Life skill class begins Monday A course in basic living skills will begin Monday at the Lethbridge Community College for the retarded. The object of the course is to help the mentally retarded- Impaired charge brings fine A 36 year old Cranbrook man who pleaded guilty in provincial court Saturday to impaired driving was fined and had his driving license suspended for nine months. Ronald Bryce Sommerfeldt was charged Nov. 19 near Coalhurst. This was Mr. Sommerfeldt's second convic- tion for impaired driving. He was convicted following an incident near Jaffrey, B.C., in November. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Esl. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information Phone 327-7990 Member of Community Social Service MOVING? CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES 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 2V4 diameter. Available at: OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY 236-36th Street N. Phone 327-1571 ;