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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE WTHMIDOE HERALD Ihundny, Jonvmry t, 1971 Services looking good By MARLENE COOKSHAff Staff Writer Community services in fire ci'y have undergone a reorgan- ization under Bob Bartlett, and the result looks promising for Lethbridge. Mr. Bartlett was bom in the city but moved to Calgary where he was employed as co- ordinator of social planning. He returned three months ago to take the newly created job of community services director. Mr. Bartlett said that in some ways Lethbridge is far ahead of Calgary in its services pro- gram, but he did not see this as reason to slow its present progress. While the individual services offered locally are primarily the same as they were before the reorganization, they have been combined under one pro- gram, which improves their op- eration economically and en- courages the development of a more beneficial relationship with the public. The new organization is com- posed of four areas of public concern. Each is given as much freedom of operation as pos- sible. The division of parks and his- torical operations is adminis- tered by Bill Brown and deals with city maintenance in gen- eral Dick Mells is chairman of the cutlure and recreation divi- sion, which is associated with the Allied Arts Council as well as the YMCA and the commu- nity summer program. The division of social ser- vices, which provides short- term monetary assistance to those who require it, is direct- ed by Kay Jensen. One of the more well-known committees is the division of preventive social services. These are services provided to involve citizens with some con- structive and enjoyable activ- ities. The areas covered by the div- ision, directed by Tony Tobin, include the YMCA, the Central School and Golden Mile drop- ins, Meals-on-Wheels, the Head Start program and the Family Bureau's Hometnaker Services. Many of these committees are staffed by volunteers. Of the funds required, much is raised by the organizations and some is provided by the city. Home started Construction has started on a senior citizens' home at 1431 16th Ave. N. Construction Ltd. Is the contractor for the job. Completion is scheduled for September. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1911 Lowir Floor 517 4th Ay.. S. Phone 327-1541 PEARL DIVERS IN TRAINING? It did n't toko much persuading to get these youngsters into the family Y pool. The reason? There are handiful of pennies wait- ing at the bottom. The penny dive was started to attract youngsters to swimming and the idea obviously holds water. Kerber Photo City chamber of commerce to avoid misunderstandings Olson's bouquets for Trudeau not necessarily electioneering By R1C SW111ART SUlf Writer TABER Bouquets heaped on Prime Minister Trudeau and the Liberal government by Agriculture Minister Bud Olson Tuesday can't be construed as electioneering with the next federal session slated to start Feb. 16. Coming on like a ball of fire, Mr. Olson told 100 farmers that it tool: a great deal of political intellectual courage for Mr. Trudeau to move Canada into the field of international rela- He said the Prime Minister set out several years ago to make .Canada a leader in inter- national relations, at a time when this was not' a thing to do. "He knew it was right at the time and he knows it is right said Mr. Olson. "From this move, a visit to Russia and the recognition of Communist China followed. "This helped lead to the ac- ceptance of Communist China into the United Mr. Olson said the key to the move was an attempt to lessen tension between nations to get away from cold wars some- thing which would help lower the risk of conflicts. He said he couldn't under- stand all the criticism, espe- cially when people say it hurt Canada's relations with the U.S. "The U.S. is sending Presi- dent Nixon to both Peking and he said. "I think Mr. Nixon wauls to improve relations with both countries, also to lower Hie risk of confrontation with them. "Another reason for the vis- its is a chance to improve dip- lomatic relations for the bene- fit of better trade relations." He said Canada Is ahead of the U.S. in this field by several months and in some cases, sev- eral years. Council approves feasibility study By JIM MAYBIE Stall Writer Lethbridge Chamber of Com- merce committee members were advised Wednesday to be explicit when speaking to news- men on whether they are giving personal opinions or stating chamber policy. The advice was given follow- ing some misunderstandings involving recent Herald stories on transportation. Steve coordinator of the chamber's highways and transportation committees, told the chamber directors he was misquoted in the two stories and that he would like to clar- ify the matter for the cham- ber and for those who were concerned about the reports. The stories could possibly have been misconstrued by some indicating that Mr. Kotch said air fares from Toronto to Vancouver were cheaper than hose from Toronto to Leth- bridge. "This is not Mr. Kotch said. He said he had not done any research on the matter and was taking the reporter's word lor it that there was discrimi- nation. Goods transported by air from Toronto to Lelhbridge cost the same as goods from Toronto to Calgary, he said, so Lethbridge is actually receiv- ing preferential treatment rath- er than being discriminated against As far as ah- passenger rates are concerned to Toronto, per- sons flying by Time Air out of Lethbridge do so at half the nor- mal rate to Calgary, so Leth- bridge and district passengers are also receiving preferential treatment. Mr. Kotch, thinking that Lethbridge was being discrimi- nated against, nan reported as saying he would bring the mat- ter up at the chamber general meeting to get the campaign going to. correct the situation. Representatives of Time Air said they were alarmed at the reports and attended the cham- ber meeting to determine the stand of the chamber and com- munity. Chamber president "Terry Bland said Time was providing excellent service and that al- though the company recognized there are "some inadequacies which you'd like to improve, It takes time." The directors appluaded the service Tune is providing and indicated they were happy with the sen-ice. Mr. Bland also explained that committees and their chairmen can only make recommen- dations to the directors and can draw no specific conclu- sions. Chamber policy will be decided by the directors, he said. There has been no policy ex- pressed by the chamber except to promote upgrading of the airport, Mr. Bland said. The chamber was advised to start working now for upgrad- ing of the runways to accom- modate DC8s and DC9s in the future. It is hoped that east-west CP Air or Air Canada flights will land in Lethbridge, providing improved service, Mr. Kotch said. It may be three to five years before it becomes a real- ity, he said, "but we have to start now." A Time Air spokesman said that when that time comes, it will be looking for an east-west franchise. City council Tuesday approv- ed an arma development com- mittee recommendation that Phillips, B a r r a 11, Hfflier, Jones and Partners be hired to do a feasibility study on a ma- jor ice facility for the city. An upper limit of was set for the cost of the study, which is expected to take about six weeks to complete. Committee chairman, Alder- man Vaughan Hembroff, told council the study is to show where tire similar and dissimi- lar interests are among the city, the Lethbridge and trict Exhibition ami the Lett- bridge Community CoUege. Exhibition and college offi- cials have both expressed a de- sire to have the facility built on flieir property. The Downtown Merchants' Association has also asked that i a site in the area west of 5th St. S. be considered as a pos- sible location. On another matter, Alder- men BUI Kergan, Vera Fergu- son and Cam Barnes were ap- pointed to a committee charged with investigating the possibil- ity of having the 1972 Winter Games in Lethbridge. If the committee finds such a proposition is feasible, (he city could be expected to make a bid early this year for the games. The choice will apparently be made between the smaller ci- ties in Alberta. The suggestion was brought to council by community ser- vices director Bob Bartlett. Mr. Trudeau was in Washing- ton UK past week with Fi- nance Minister Edgar Benson. According to Mr. Olson, Mr. Benson came out with almost everything Canada had asked for. This included the dropping of the 10 per cent trade surcharge and an agreement that Canada would not have to peg it's dol- lar. Mr. Olson said it is not the deliberate trade policy of the U.S. that Canada will always have a deficit of payments which would require increiied trade to keep the integrity of the Canadian dollar. Mr. Olson said this was a good point because it it unac- ceptable to him and unaccept- able to most Canadians to Mil more of Canada into foreign ownership in order to pay the international debts. President Nixon sftid tit is definitely not the policy Of the U.S. government Are you comin r 'Faceoff is all-Canadian Him An all Canadian production is currently being shown at one of the local theatres. "Faceoff" is a story about a young man and his efforts to join a professional hockey club. The movie cast is primarily Canadian and features George Armstrong and the Maple Leaf Hockey Club. Council also passed a bylaw j adopting a portion of the Na- tional Building Code of Canada 1970 as a guide for building regulations in UK oily. Another bylaw given three readings Tuesday brings snow- mobiles under the same restric- tions as other vehicles in the parks bylaw. The bylaw amends UK Parks bylaw to prohibit the use of snowmobiles in the city except in 'Jrise areas designated by the city manager. City Manager Tom Nutttcg said he wxild designate the In- dian Battle Park area for snow vehicle use. It is hoped the column will perform a dual purpose, as a reminder for members and an invitation for other youths to Join in on the leisure-time activities. FRIDAY. Jan. 7, at 4 p.m., the Junior Kennel Club will hold its first meeting in Boom 4 of the Civic Centre. For further Information, con- tact Mrs. L. G. Hoye at 327- 0586. TUESDAY. Jan. 11, at 6 p.m., the Canadian Girts In Training will hold an execu- tive meeting at McKUlop United Church. The regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. TUESDAY, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. the No. 11 Squadron RC (Air) Cadets parade will be held at the 20th Field Battery Building at Kenyan Field. Transportation will be provided by military trim- port. For information phone Lt, Bullied at 327-11U or 6759 evenings. Two more arrests Two arrests Tuesday after- noon brings to four the number of juveniles arrested as a re- sult of police investigation of 12 break-ins in the city during December. A city police official said not all of the juveniles were in- volved in every entry. He said there were two break- ins performed by one person an-' most of the other entries were performed by a group. The police feel this group, singly or as a whole, was re- sponsible for the majority of the break-ins during the month. The four youths, all from Lethbridge, are aged 14 to 15 years. The final estimate of dam- age caused during the break-in of Westminster School has been set at down from the first estimate of Police estimate the damage and loss of goods in the other incidents at Numerous stolen articles have been recovered by police. The youths will be tried in juvenile court. No dates have been set. Tax laws meetings on Jan. 19, Feb. 2 Public meetings to acquaint Lethbddge and district resi- dents with the new tax reform are slated for Lethbridge Jan. 19 and Feb. 1. At the Jan. 19 meeting a panel of experts is to discuss the capita! gains tax aM how federal tat reform affects the individual, farmers and ranchers. At Feb. 2 meeting the panel will discuss how me re- forms affect the professions, corporate taxes and business and property income. Panelists are members of the Lethbridge and District Char- tered Accountants Association. Both sessions will be held at Ericfcsen's Family Restaurant. Reception will start at p.m., with dinner and the agen- da starting at Cost of each session is per person. Ticket? are avail- able at Leister's Music, the Lethbridge Chamber of Com- merce office, or from mem- bers of the local chartered ac- countants association. The sessions are presented by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta under the auspices o[ the Lethbridge and District Chartered Accoun- tants Association and the Leth- bridge Chamber of Commerce. Academic council set The board of governors gave its approval Wednesday to the establishment of an "academic council" at the Lethbridge Community College. The council, to include rep- resentatives of students, staff and the administration win rec- ommend to the board on nut- ters of courses and conduct at the college. Establishment of the council is provided for in the CoUege Act, a provincial statute. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATU HEATERS S120 AND W Phont The YWCA and COMMUNITY SERVICE DEPT. LADIES' CLASSES In KEEP FIT, YOGA, VOLLEYBALL and SWIM ALL STARTING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 10th For further information check the insert that wot in Monday's Herald or call YWCA 327-2284 ANNUAL JANURY 1 ONLTI 5-PIECE DINETTE SUITE Olive Green. Reg. NOW' ONIY 5189 1 ONLYI 5-PIECE DINETTE sinn (INTERIORS) LTD. STORE-WIDE LAMPS TABLES PAINTINGS CLEARING AT 30% OFF ALL GIFTWARE 10% OFF ON ALL SAVINGS TO 25% FURNITURE TREMENDOUS SAVINGS ON COMPLETE LINE OF COLONIAL FURNITURE TABLES, LAMPS, CHAIRS Drapery Materials 10% off Free Estimates on Custom Drapes ODDS and ENDS COFFEE and END TABLES CLEARING AT PRICE A SELECTION OF OCCASIONAL CHAIRS CLEARING NOW AT 1 ONLY 2-PIECE CHESTERFIELD SUITE Gold cover. Reg. 495.00. NOW ONLY S 395 CONVENIENT TERMS MAY BE ARRANGED TO SUIT YOU "Where Fine Furniture Costs Less Than You SALE ENDS JANUARY 29th (INTERIORS) LTD. 912 3rd Avt. S. Phone 328-5777 OPEN THURSDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. ;