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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IETHIIIDCI HEUID J.nu.ry 7, 1972 Flu outbreak beaten Canadian movie Faceoff The tide of an influenza type virus outbreak and an acute shortage of blond seems to have been set back. Both Lethbridge hospitals re- port an "adequate at the mo- ment" blood suplly with which to conduct operations. Both hos- pitals had, earlier this week, restricted operations to emer- gencies only, when a critical shortage of blood was noted. Volunteer blood donors in Calgary were reported to have replenished depleted stocks for the central blood bank which supplies southern Alberta. The donors attended emergency clinics. However, while the blood supply is there certainly is no surplus, hospi- tal spokesmen say. The virus with flu-like symp- toms, that has been reported throughout the province, has not struck the Lethbridge area with the same severity it has other places. Although some companies and other public and private businesses report some sick- ness layoffs, the virus situation sot pifflciently serious to "cause alarm." City hospitals say they have not been notified of any large outbreak, although some hospi- tal personnel at St. Michael's General Hospital have booked off sick. A spokesman for a Letli- bridgc doctors' clinic says there may be tome sort of flu- like outbreak but that it is mi- nor. County of Lethbridge school principals nave not notified the school board of any major ab- senteeism due to sickness nor do officials at Lethbridge Com- munity College have any report of a major flue outbreak. better than expected? By RON CALDWELL Staff Writer now playing at the Paramount Cinema is a Canadian version of the great American movie production of Love Story. Although it will nnver be ac- cused of being a potential Aca- demy award winner, Faceoff is much better than expected. U involves a young hockey player named Billy Duke (Art Hindle) in first year of pro- fessional hockey with the Tor- onto Maple Leals, and hta ro- mantic entanglement with a young rock singer who becomes heavily involved with the drug scene. Trudy Young plays Sherri Lee Nelson, the rock singer, and plays her quite well. The complications caused by the need for a hockey player Wheat growers' association favors elevator sale THE SHORT OF sideburns and haircuts ore considered on important part of the RCMP uniform. Nole the short sideburns and over-all short haircut worn by Lethbridge RCMP Constable B. J. Dills. Failure to comply with the uniform haircut regulation could ultimately result In dismissal from Ihe force. RCMP won't join long hair fashion By LARRY BENNETT Staff Wriler If you want long hair and sideburns below the ear lobe, don't join the RCMP. "Long hair is simply not the proper image for the said W. L. Higgitt, federal Com- missioner of the RCMP, in an Interview from Ottawa Thurs- day. "We feel our haircut tions simply encourage mem- bers of the force to be sensible. Regulations on the length of haircuts and sideburns prevent member's hair styles from go- ing to extremes. "Sideburns down to the bot- tom of the jaw and hair over the collar do not look accept- able for a man in uniform, and do not present a dean and neat public image. "Hair length regulations allow ridebums to be grown to one Inch above the base of the he said. "The length of hair worn by most constables now is longer than it was 10 years said Commissioner Higgitt. A spokesman for the southern Alberta subdivision of the RCMP, however, said regula- tions state sideburns "must be kept no longer than even with constable's eyes, and the hair on the back of the neck must be kept neat and short." "I'm sure the hair regulations will not change, no matter what The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE fashion he said. "Short, neat hair gives a con- stable a much better public ap- pearance." Members of the force are also allowed to grow moustaches, as long as they are kept trimmed, clean and neat, but beards are not allowed. "Artificial side burns are available and I am sure no constable would be reprimand- ed if he wore them on his off- duty said the RCMP spokesman. VACCINATION The goal of the United States Venezuelan equine encephalo- myelitis vaccination program is to vaccinate all horses In 19 southern states extending from coast to coast before Nov. 1. After this date, the threat from VEE will be reduced as mosquitoes and other vectors are killed by cold weather. These 19 states have about half the horses in the United Stales. By RIC SWIHAIIT Staff Wriler REGINA, Sask. The sale or lease of the 1.25 million bushel capacity Canadian Gov- ernment Elevator in Leth- bridge was termed "okay" to- day if the new users will oper- ate it to the mutual benefit of Canadian farmers. College has boom in 1972 enrolment The provincial government boosted the Lethbridge Commu- nity College when It announced its Priority Employment Pro- gram, resulting in an over- whelming enrolment boom on UK Lethbridge campus. Legitimate registration fig- ures released today show more than students will be at- tending the college this spring compared with slightly more than in the last semester. Of the students register- ed so far, 609 are attending un- der the government's Priority Employment Program, a spe- cial project aimed at providing specialized job training to the unemployed. Jim MacNeil, director of stu- dent services, who has been guiding the birth of the PEP program, is "turned on" by the figures. "People were doubtful when we predicted we would get 400 students in the PEP program. We have gone over 600 and we havent's even hit the he said. Mr. MacNeil said it now ap- pears that final registration fig- ures for the program will hit 690 "because we still have peo- ple coming in." In addition to the PEP regis- trations, students have registered for regular day courses while 65 students are taking part in the apprentice programs. Registrations for regular courses will not be accepted past Jan. 13. City gets for ivinter works The city has had a ,OW winter works project approved by the provincial and federal governments. With the approval, the city can take steps toward con- structing a two million U.S.- gallon reservoir in West Leth- bridge. Under the federal program, the city will have for- given for labor costs of the pro- ject. That means the city will have to absorb the remaining 000 cost. A related project, a extension of the water main on the periphery of phase one in West Lethbridge to the reser- voir, has also been approved. Of the total cost of that pro- ject, the federal government will forgive in labor costs. Mayor Andy Anderson told The Herald the 1972 capital budget program will have to be adjusted to accommodate the two projects. He expects the matter to be brought to coun- cil's attention at the next regu- lar meeting. The projects must be com- pleted by May 31 this year Orville Reber of Bunlett, Al- berta's only director attending line Palliser Wheat Growers' Association annual convention here, said he Is not in favor of the sale or lease unless It is put into a position with a grain handling company that will increase grain handling and grain movement with the facility. "If this condition is met, the sale or lease is a good he said in a Herald interview. "I would like to see the facil- ity in competition within the grain handling industry. Thus factor would add to the ef- ficiency of the grain movement system." He said if grain handlers don't want the facility, the gov- ernment should force competi- tion with the private and co- operative grain handling com- panies. Mr. Reber said there were rumors through the farm com- munity that an American con- cern was showing strong in- terest in the purchase of the elevator. He said this idea would not sit well with him because it would do UK Canadian farmer absolutely no good. With grain marketing and grain movement the theme of the convention, Mr. Heber call- ed for federal government own- ership of all railway tracks in Canada. In an interview prior to the opening of the sessions today, Mr. Reber said if the govern- ment owned the tracks, it would ensure service to all outlying areas for all products. "The government wouldn't have to subsidize the railway companies when they get into financial he said. "It seems better to put money into the tracks than to just give them money." He said this approach to the situation would give the rail- way companies a "chance" for competition. "if the present companies can't handle the business, bring in other rail firms to operate on the government- owned tracks at a saving to the Canadian he said. to have a low-key, emotionally stable girl and the failure, of Sherri Les Nelson to fit the role makes for some moving entertainment. The plot is simple. A young hero falls in love and when the affair dips to Its lowest ebb, the emotional pendulum tegins an upward swing. John Vcmon, a Canadian boy who made good in Hollywood, plays Billy's coach, the typic- ally heavy-handed individual, and is a major factor in de- veloping the plot. George Armstrong's perform- ance was adequate but he is not about to displace Chief Dan George on the Canadian Indian acting scene. Faceoff is an all-Canadian production, but unlike many Canadian efforts in the past, it doesn't look like it was slot in a closet. If Faceoff is an Indication of a trend in Canadian movie pro- ductions, then Canadians will no longer have to be embar- rassed by their borne grown product. Sea LIVE IN WATER turtles are completely aquatic, and their limbs are ac- tually flippers with claws. SANITATION CREATION The johnny-on-the-spot appears anachronistic against the backdrop of the new secondary sewage treatment plant. While the million facility was being built to process city's waste, the archaic facility was assuredly as treasured as the key to Ihe men's washroom. -Phil Faulds Photo the United States. A related project, a -pleted by May 31 this year.__________________________________________________________________rn Many persons not using eight-cent stamps a radio advertis- seven. Before July 1, 1971, the lie to be totally aware of the a letter carrying a seven-cent Business and other large "It has cost u nress announce- rate was six cents Dew rate-" stamp. mailers are notified immediate- work, but the si _..... Letters with underpaid DOS- With a few exceptions, most i, tl_ __, K-J, In spite of a radio advertis- ing campaign, press announce- ments and post office notices six months in advance, 10 per cent of first-class mail dropped in Lethbridge mail boxes this week carried insufficient pos- tage. The national average of first- class mail carrying insufficient postage is 15 per cent, a post office spokesman said in Ot- tawa. New Year's Day brought the second postal increase in six months, raising the first class letter rate to eight cents from HAIG CLINIC Is Pleased To Announce KENNETH W. HOLT, M.D. has joined the staff in the Department of Family Practice seven. Before July 1, 1971, the rale was six cents. Thft post office said the pos- tal increase was economically necessary. It was estim a t e d that the post office lost mil- lion in revenue last year. "A grace period of 10 days, later extended to 17 days, was given last July because the pub- lic did not have advance no- Lethbridge postmaster Art Lewis said. "But the latest change was notified six months in advance." Mr. Lewis said the Lethbridge post office handles out- going letters in an average day, which means "close to outgoing first class mail items have not carried suffi- cient postage every day in the past few days." The situation is improving, as evidenced by the number of in- coming letters which carried in- sufficient postage. "We received 400 letters with insufficient' postage yesterday, compared with 500 on Jan. 5 and 900 on the he said. 'It will take approximately 10 days to two weeks for the pub- lic to be totally aware of the new rate." Letters with underpaid pos- tage are delivered, but the ad- dressees have to pay double the unpaid portion two cents for a letter carrying a seven-cent stamp. With a few exceptions, most of the addressees pay the un- paid postage and the penalty, Mr. Lewis said. Business and other large mailers are notified immediate- ly if the post office finds they have not yet adjusted their pos- tage meters'to the new rates. Wild turkey farm to open By RIC SW1HART Staff Wriler Fort Macleod turkey breeder Herman Lowen has been grant- ed the first licence in Alberta to raise wild turkeys in cap- tivity for the purpose of com- msrcial sale. The game bird farm regula- tions were changed late in De- cember 1971 which enabled peo- ple to raise the wild birds in captivity. Mr. Lowen received birds and eggs for breeding stock from the Jumping Rain- bow Ranch in Montana, and will have birds ready for the com- mercial market' this summer. He said the Fort Macleod Fish and Game Association had 10 birds on order. "Groups like these associa- tions or individuals can buy the birds for sport hunting. If wild turkey can be established in Alberta, it would add to the tourist he said. "The French hunters pay lots to hunt small plieasants. Ima- gine what they would pay to hunt 12-pound hen turkeys or 18- pound toms." Gordon Curr, director of the fish and wildlife division of the department of lands and for- ests, said wild turkeys were introduced into the Cypress Hills in eastern Alberta in 1961 and later into the Porcupine Hills. Three years ago the Stettler Fish and Game Association re- ceived a special permit to bring wild turkeys for release to the wilderness. In 1970 the Foremost Fish and Game Association released some birds along the Milk Riv- er. "Now, Mr. Lowen has receiv- ed the first licence which al- lows these exotic birds to be raised in he said. "In order for .any person or group to raise pheasants or wild turkeys they require a licence from our division. "Birds that are native to the region are not allowed to be raised in captivity." Mr. Curr said he dldn'l feel wild turkey raising would be- come a common thing, as it is t specialty item. It has cost us some extra work, but the situation is not the postmaster said. ASPHALT J PAVING 1 TOLLESTRUP 4 Construction Co. Ltd. SAND and GRAVEL J f PHONE dl 328-2702 327-3410 1 Distinctive PRINTING Just Leave The Printing To WORK SHEETS FILE CARDS CHEQUES LEDGERS INVOICES STATIONERY ETC., ETC. All an integral port of business. W h a te v e r your printing neiidi de- pend on us. The Lethkidge Herald Printing and Lithography Division Phone 327-3203 or 328-4411 AND LET US HELP YOUI LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. 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