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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta VISIT HAWAII with Bill MATHESON 16 ddyi 15 nightl for Information and bookings call ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL 321-3201 The Lethkidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, January 7, 1972 PARES 11 TO 24 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PHOFfSSIONAL llOfi. 740 4th AVE. S. _ LETHMIDOE, ALBERTA SEE US FOR ALL YOUR OPTICAL NEEDS Fording to start work By JIM Slaff Writer Fording Coal Limited plans to start producing coal for the Ja- panese market in about a month. The company's mining and processing facilities, located 40 miles north of Sparwood, B.C., are in the process of being com- pleted and tested, a company spokesman told The Herald in a telephone interview. Pre production mining from the truck-and-shovel Clode pit is continuing and raw coal k being stockpiled and blended ahead of the wash plant. Construction is winding up at the wash plant, storage and load out facilities. The 34-mile rail spur line lias been completed. Unit trains will carry the Fording coal to Rob- erts Bank, near Vancouver, for loading on ships. Stockpiling at Roberts Bank will likely start In little over a month with the first ship loading in April, the company spokesman said. The million, 60 cubic- yard dragline which will be used in another strip mining op- eraton in the is in the process of tuning-up. The Fording project is being managed and operated by Co- minco Ltd. of Trail, which has a 40 per cent interest in the venture with Canadian Pacific Investments holding 60 per cent. The production schedule calls for shipment of three million tons of coal a year to Japan for 15 years. The coal contract is valued at million. Because of a slump in the Ja- panese economy, world mone- tary problems, and a slow-down in the Japanese steel produc- ing industry, the Japanese requested a cutback to 2% mil lion tons a year. "Our production schedul calls for three million tons year and that's what we'll be a Comineo official said. Other persons in the Canadian coal business are pptimisti that steel production in Japan will experience an up ware swing this year now that the monetary crisis is resolved. MINING UNDER WAY Fording Coal Limited has started mining its coal deposits north of Sparwood, B.C., in preparation for shipping three million tons a year to Japan. Here a 15-eublc-yard shovel loads 100-ton electric wheel trucks with overburden at Fording'; Clode pit on Eagle Mountain. Note size of man and bulldozer in bottom right com- pared with trucks and shovel. At the nearby Green Hills range, a million, 60-cubic-yard dragline will strip 11 million cubic yards of coal and overburden a year. The walking dragline, now tuning up, weighs tons, stands 160 feet high, has a 305-foot boom, and can dig 200 feet below in base. Horticulturists meet Monday The regular monthly meetinf of the Lethbridge and Distric' Horticulture Society will bs helc at Hie Civic Centre Monday at 8 p.m. Featured speaker will be Dr. W. E. Torfason, of the Leth- bridge Research Station. His topic will be Greenhouses and Gardening under Glass, a timely subject since it will soon be time to start planting for next summer. Members and non members may attend. PHARMACY FACTS from O. C. STUBBS Have, you ever heard about the historic Chinese doctor patient arrangement in which the doctor was paid only so long as the patient remained good health, land the patient {paid nothing iwhen sick? While I Ihis kind of ar- Irangement is, of I course, the anti- I thesis of (he way is done today in Canada, it could be a work- able arrangement if the doc- tor's responsibility for the pa- tient's health was on an active basis ot disease prevention. It would have to be fully under- stood that regular physical check ups were mandatory, and the patient would have to con- tact the doctor at the first sign of any physical disability, no mailer how slight. Whilo we don't use this old Chinese syslcm and tend to think it rather humorous, aren't our present health insuranco plans working somewhat along these same lines? Of course you like lo trndo in a friendly and helpful at- mosphere? Then Slubbs Phar- macy is Hie plnco (o bring your proscriptions. We enjoy and take pride in being ot service to you here nt 1506 9th Ave. S. Open dnily a.m, lo p.m. Sundays nnd Hollflnys p.m. lo p.m. and p.m. to p.m. City gets federal grant The City of Lethbridge has received a grant of un der the local incentives pro- gram of the federal govern- ment. In a release from Agricul :ure Minister Bud Olson's of fice, The Herald was told abou 50 jobs will be created by the 'rant. The money will be used to create a natural park and rec- reational area in the Indian Bat- le Park area of the riverbot torn. Included in the new area will riding trails, hiking and cy- cUng paths, childrens play- jrounds, and picnicking anc camping areas. There is expected to be a itairway from the park area to the river valley flood plain in- cluded in the plan. Fences wil be constructed to protect park users from the coulee embank- ments. Theatre surplus TORONTO (CP) For the irst time since Metropolitan 'oronto bought the O'Keefe Centre in 1967, the theatre has eported an operating surplus. The surplus in the year nded last August 31 compares lift a deficit of the ear before. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABfj lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL FIDO. PHONE 327-2822 Under the framework 'of the grant, it is also proposed to beautify the city by pruning and relocating 150 trees and re- moving hazardous and blighted trees. Under the local incentives Air traffic may be stopped here Air traffic could be grounded in southern Alberta as acres other areas in Canada if negc tiations between the depart ment of transport and traffic controllers should fail If no agreement is reaehec by the two sides, the union ma go on strike legally on Thurs- day, Jan. 13. 'If the strike should tak place, Lethbidge will be affect Kenyon Field airport man ager Don Fifefield said today 'Naturally, we hope ihis wil not happen." Supervisory personnel may operate a restricted air ser vice, he said, "but I am no going to predict what will hap- pen should ilace." the strike taki The union's contract with the ranspnrt department expiret Sept. 30, 1971, and numerous ssues, including salary in creases, remained in dispute. IWe Specialize in the! Proper fitting of Savage and Classmates children's shoes dressy nylon ties -Misses' wet look slip ons and ties with natural crepe soles leather dress shoes new look fi Hushpuppiea Unimold Savage oxfords BONNIE STUART TODDLERS Whilo in sizes 2 to 7. B, C and nr E widrhl .....0.73 teathcr sole with Good- year welt. C QC andEwldlhi IWtTj Misses' Snow Boots WalcrprooF with warm orlon pile lining. Boys' Snow Boots In all iliei program, non profit organiza- tions or groups of private citi- zens or municipal or territorial governments may obtain a fed- eral grant to create projects which help the employment pic- ture. Ray MaePhersoD, assistant to the city manager, said officials were excited to hear of the grant. He said it will be used pri- marily to make the natural en- vironment of the riverbottom area more accessible to the public. Power outage strikes The entire southern Alberta area was hit by a brief powe outage at p.m. Thursday The power was off for con siderably longer in Lethbridge however. A Calgary Power Ltd. spokes man said the outage wa caused by an air breaker a the company's thermal power plant at Sundance, west of EC monton. Industries and othe xnrer users throughout the sys em, from Edmonton south were affected to varying dc grees. A fault hi that part of the system caused a plant serv ing the southern end of the >rovince to drop off the line. The power in most of the area was restored almost im mediately, but in Lethbridge where a breaker between the ocal system and Calgary was not functioning iroperly, the lights were off for ibout 12 minutes. Here, the frequency dropped o 55 cycles per second from the normal 60 cycles per sec- ond, setting off alarms in the riverbottom power plant. The city was able to msin- ain power at .the local hospi tals during the outage. Opfn Friday mill v p.m. CAMM'S 403 5th Si. S. SHOES I Construction down by third in 1971 HUMIDIFIERS AND FURNACE AND REFRIGERATION SERVICE Charlton Hill Ltd. 1242 2nd AY.. S. Construction in Lethbridge for 1971 dropped by' from the previous year. Last year, building permits were issued totalling compared with. in 1970. The largest drop was in school and public building con- struction, down to from The new University of Leth- bridge 1970 start accounted for much of the difference. Housing took over the lead in terms of dollar value, with 347 jermits issued for Single family residences in 1970 accounted for 201 permits totalling In duplex and apartment con- struction, 56 permits were ta- ken out totalling com- Mred witi 64 permits for the previous yesr. A permit for con- struction of the Holiday Inn ac- counted for more than half of be in commercial al- erations and additions. Forty- five permits were issued last year, six more than in 1970 when the dollar value was The 1971 building summary includes: 52 permits for 250 in warehouse, factory and office construction, down from in 1970: hospitals (South land Nursing compared with in 1970, and residential alter- ations, an increase from Bateman situation Board still is confused By RUDY HAUGENEDER Slaff Writer Four days after Richar Beteman resigned as a direc tor on the four member city portion of the Lethbridge Mun cipal Hospital board, no on yet knows how to replace him Andy Andreachuk, LMH ad ministrator, says current leg! slation leaves the situation i city council hands. John Hammond, city solid tor, has not been officially no titled about the situation b hospital officials, and coul not, without searching throug the Alberta Hospitals Act make an accurate comment. It appears that city counci will have ,to decide whether replacement board member is appointed or elected to fill the vacancy. Mr. Bateman resigned be- cause his wife is an LMH em ployee, contrary to existin regulations that a board mem ber or spouse cannot work fo the hospital during a term of office. It was pointed out that Mr Bateman innocently sought th office last fall while his wif was employed at the hospital making him an ineligible can didate as an LMH board mem ber. He defeated the incumben Stan Verlinden for the position Mr. Verlinden and Elaine Thacker, also an LMH board member, were elected by ac- clamation to fill two Lethbridge seats on the Lethbridge Aux iliary Hospital board. Both hospitals and the South and Nursing Home, currently under construction, will soon be served by one amalgainat ed hospital board. The seven seats on the exist ng two boards will be merget n make up the five Lethbridge ward positions on the new board. If Mr. Verlinden, the runner up to Mr. Bateman during the elections, were to fill he vacant seat, four members would represent five positions Charles Virtue, an Alberta Hospital Services Commission member and Lethbridge lawyer thinks that the vacancy wil have to be filled by the city He said it is probable tlia itr. Bateman legally occupiet the seat, by virtue of ballot count, until the discrepancy 1972 census to start soon with 125 local enumerators Music in the community The Allied Arts Council is sponsoring a follow up to last year's "Theatre in the Commu- nity." "Music in the Community" is a meeting of free and open dis- cussion of the problems, pro- jects and programs of all in- volved1 or interested in music in Lethbridge and district. The meeting will be held at 8 ).m. Feb. 1 in tile Bowman Arts Centre. About 125 enumerators will begin collecting forms Sunda for the local 1972 census. .'Jlips have been mailed to residents in the city and are to be gathered by the census tak era sometime in the next twi weeks. The city clerk's office asked that the forms not be mailed back to city hall unles the resident "will be out of tow during the next two weeks. If a pel-son expects to be ou of the house during the day the forms can be left at the front door to be picked up by the enumerators. A spokesman for the city clerk's office said the census takers gather the forms at their convenience and they could be around on the weekend starting Saturday. PERSONS INTERESTED IN FORMING AN 'OFF ROAD VEHICLE CLUB' (EXCLUDING MOTORCYCLES) Write Box 144, Lerhbridge Herald NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION OF AlBERTA LETHBRIDGE EAST CONSTITUENCY Wednesday, January 12th, p.m. Sven Ericksen's Restaurant Guest Speaker: ALLAN WARRACK Mlnlittr Landi and Fomti Province of Alberta Each enumerator receives 11 cents per name collected. LEROY'S PLUMBING AND GASFITTING LEROY Phone ERLENDSON 321-1403 WE HAVE MOVED ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC 221- -5th St. S. SCHWARTZ BLDG. 358-4095 was noted and acted upon. In addition, the regulations stale that it is up to city coun- cil to decide whether its hospi- tal board members are elected or appointed. The question still unsolved at present is whether Mr. Verlin- den is democratically entitled to the seat vacated by Mr. Bateman because Mr. Bateman was originally an ineligible can- didate. Also, it is not known whether hospital business signed by Mr. Bateman, remains legally bind- ing. Mr. Verlinden wasn't con- cerned about the problem. Information he had received notes that the new amalgamat- ed board was formed on Jan. 1, 1972. Because the current prob- lem did not evolve until after that date, when the LMH board no longer existed as a separate entity, all that remains is for the city to appoint its fifth member to the board. Earlier this week, John Gerla the city election return- ing officer said he felt, but was not certain, that Mr. Bateman legally occupied his position until the discrepancy was noted. Former city man dies Funeral services were held Wednesday for Dr. Thomas Mervyn Vant, president of the Alberta Podiatry Association. Dr. Vant, 66, was also sec- retary of the Canadian Podi- atry Association. Podiatry is the investigation and treat- ment of foot disorders. He is survived by his wife and one son. Dr. Vant was a long-time resident of Lethbridge, very active in minor baseball and rugby circles. He was also a trainer for the Cincinnati baseball team In the National Baseball League for some time. RELIEVES GAS PAINS 1970 FORD 2-door hardtop Fully Equipped 1971 VW SUPER BEETIE Gas heater and radio New Car Warranty S2195 RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. 3rd Arc. and St. S. Sales 326-4539 Car Lot 328-4396 Our Popular and Returns Friday and Saturday Evenings THIS WEEK "THE SUNSET 4" B TO 12 P.M. NO COVER CHARGE W THC OLD THAbfTtON OF WEST LBN MOSPrTAUTT Siren PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS ;