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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta PLAN YOUR EASTER VACATION EARLY VISIT DISNEYLAND AND LAS VEGAS FOR RISIRVATIONS and PACKAOI TOURS Contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centre Village - Phone 338-3201 or 328-8184 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Letlibridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, January 11, 1971 PAGES 9 TO 16 �|| PLANNING A PARTY? 1 SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE Ktntiidty fried Ikfejcttt / i (Special Prices en Bulk Orden) &J ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-8161 328-7751 DESIGN IN ICE - No one seems to be quite sure what this ice sculpture on Parkside Drive represents, but whatever it is, it took Dr. James McNally and son Michael, 14, most of Sunday to lovingly (and freezingly) create it. The McNally*' answer to the problem of unwanted driveway snow, the study in ice is glued together by freezing water and will probably endure well into spring. Mrs. McNally, away for a couple of days in Edmonton, said she returned to find it guarding the driveway, but didn't dare ask.what it is. A see-through rabbit? Eskimo totem pole? Gray and white nightmare? Cold here for at least three days No letup is in sight for at least three days in the North Pole weather Lethbridge is getting. "We're not too optimistic for the rest of the week, either," the weatherman said. Low temperatures of 20 to 25 below zero are forecast for the next three days, with highs perhaps 10 below. Last night's low was 23 below zero. Tory women postpone meet The annual meeting of the Lethbridge Women's Progressive Conservative Association which was to have been held Tuesday has been postponed due to the inclement weather. Announcement of the new date will be forthcoming. On Display Lindy Smiths Stock Car and Trophies Winner Of 1970 B Class Stockcar Races On Display Until Jan. 16 Bo Off to the Races With our "Speedy Specials" 316 7th St. S. Phone 328-2301 Winds will continue to be low, however, since Lethbridge is almost in the middle of a stationary arctic high pressure area which extends throughout the Prairies and into Ontario. The same weather front, coupled with a low pressure centre off the B.C. coast has brought heavy snow and strong winds to the Pacific coast, with rear-blizzard conditions developing in some areas. With the bus strike adding to the Vancouver and Victoria situations, driving conditions have become extreme 1 y hazardous, and the Second Narrows Bridge, which links Vancouver and North Vancouver, was closed by police for a time due to a 12-car pileup on the bridge. Use breathalyzer What would you do if you were at a party and found that you had exceeded the .08 blood alcohol limit? Chances are, if you knew the percentage of alcohol in your blood stream that ynu would take a different action than if you were totally unaware of it. Don't drink and drive is still the best approach for holiday safety, but failing that, at least make use of a pocket breathalyzer, and know for certain that you are capable of operating your car. DRINKING DRIVERS Drinking drivers are responsible for 44 per cent of the deaths of "not-at-fault" drivers. ?cuff buck, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower level MIDICAl DENTAl BIDC. PHONE 327-2822 Snow on the Trans-Canada Highway ranges from two to 14 inches deep, and there is high tvalanche danger in the Rogers Pass area. Lethbridge district highways are suffering from ice conditions, with long sections of ice Church to meet Tuesday The southern Alberta presbytery of the United Church of Canada will hold a regular bimonthly meeting Tuesday at First United Church in Lethbridge. Sessions will start at 10 a.m. arid continue throughout the day. The agenda will include committee reports, nomination of officers and special research reports. The public is particularly invited to attend the evening session, starting at 7:30, which will feature about 24 representatives of Naramata, the church Christian education and youth training school near Penticton. Abjut 50 persons are expected to attend the entire meeting. The presbytery comprises United churches south of Krooks. ; and packed snow. Motorists are advised generally to drive with extreme caution on southern Alberta highways, and near Calgary, RCMP suggest driving only if absolutely necessary. Fortunately for the motorist, blowing snow conditions and high wind chill factors are not expected to develop in the south, and winds will remain light. Clouds are expected to continue covering the south, mod-crating the extreme cold temperatures of the north. Edson this morning reported a 40-degree below reading, and Dawson Creek was 46 below. Schools throughout the district reported business as usual this morning, although it was not known if all rural school buses would be operating. The record low temperature fcr Jan. 11 in Lethbridge was 38 below, set in 1916. The high temperature, set in both 1902 and 1928, was a balmy 52 above zero. Lethbridge police report that from midnight Saturday to 8 a.m. Monday there were 15 minor accidents in the city causing $3,535 damage. EFFECTS � OF ALCOHOL Scientific research shows that the higher a driver's blood alcohol concentration: - The disproportio n a t e 1 y greater is the likelihood that he will crash. -The greater is the likelihood that he himself will have initiated the crash. -And the greater is the likelihood that the crash will be severe. DR. R.W. TAYLOR, M.D. Announces the opening of his office in Family Practice at 626 13th St. N. Phone 327-0411 - Res. 327-6763 Alberta dean named fellow EDMONTON (CP) - Dr. Harry E. Gunning, head of the department of chemistry at the University of Alberta since 1957, has been elected a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. In making the announcement, the university said election to fellowship is a distinguished honor, conferred on a limited number of members of the academy who have done outstanding work toward the advancement of science. Dr. Gunning, born in Toronto in 1916, received his doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of Toronto in 1942. IMPAIRED DRIVERS A person who is seriously impaired as a driver may not be legally intoxicated according to the .08 blood-alcohol level deemed presumptive of intoxication in Canada. Quick decision needed on sewage charge bylaw Lethbridge city council, faced with the need for an early decision, will begin discussion tonight of proposed amendments to the sewage service charge bylaw. City Manager Tom Nutting, in a preamble to the two suggested amendments, emphasizes the need for the new set of sewage charges to be ready by next month. The reason for this, says Mr. Nutting, is to give local industries a chance to plan ahead for the installation of pollution abatement devices such as holding tanks, grease traps or even primary treatment works. If these are to be planned and constructed by the time the new bylaw comes into effect in January, 1972, it is essential that "adequate advance notice be given all of these industrial concerns," Mr. Nutting said. Mr. Nutting explains that a new bylaw should contain surcharges for heavy loading of the new secondary sewage facilities that will encourage industry to construct their own pollution abatement equip-ment. If this is not done and the quantity of flow not reduced, he says, it is "entirely possible" that the new plant will be operating at full capacity within a few months of the time it opens next fall. He forecasts a five-year period in which the new plant could operate without additions being made, provided a "maximum effort" is made by the heavy users of the system to clean up their effluents in the next three years. Without this effort, redesign of the plant or expansion of it may be needed late this year or early in 1972, he says. The two proposed amendments are modifications of earlier plans by the city to restructure the service charges. Under one proposal the domestic charge would be $3.25 a month, compared with the present $1 charge. All other users would be charged 15 cents per 100 cubic feet of water consumed, plus surcharges for heavy polluters. The domestic rate equals approximately 32Vi cents per 100 cubic feet. Revenue produced would come to $390,000 from domestic users and $246,000 from commercial and industrial firms. Surcharges for industry would be in addition to the $246,000 and would go into a special reserve fund for the construction of pollution abatement facilities. The other amendment would set the domestic rate at $2 a month, with other users paying 13 cents per 100 cubic feet. Domestic revenue would be $241,000, with industrial and commercial firms contributing $205,000. This would not cover the actual operating cost of the plant - $190,000 a year - which would have to come from a general levy of 2.054 mills. This amendment also contains the surcharge for heavier users, intended to encourage industry to clean up their effluent and spread loading over more than the usual eight-hour shift. Building extension sought by Marathon A request from Marathon Realty Company Ltd. that it be allowed ah extension on its building commitment on the old Hull Block property will be considered by city council tonight. The present agreement calls, for building valued at not less than $1 million to start by Jan. 15, 1971. The firm is asking that this clause be deleted from the City census under way for 1971 More than 100 enumerators started work this morning in Lethbridge, as the 1971 census got under way. The enumerators will call on every home in the city, and are scheduled to have their job finished by Jan. 22. The primary use for the census is to establish the city's borrowing power. Lethbridge can barrow up to $50 per person from the Alberta Municipal Financing Corporation. It is also used for per capita grants from senior governments. Last year's official population was 39,552, resulting in authorized borrowing power of $1,977,600. The city's population increases at an average 2% per cent per year, so could jump by almost 1,000 people when this year's figures are in, increasing borrowing power by about 550,000. agreement, or that an extension of one year be granted in the period in which the city can exercise its option to repurchase the land. The land sales committee is recommending that the building commitment be extended to July 1, 1971 and the repurchase option be extended to the same date. It is also asking that Marathon be required to submit a full report on the status of the development of the property. The land, along with the adjacent former Stern Estate property, is the proposed site of a $3 million, 232-room, nine-storey hotel to be owned and operated by Wales Hotel Holdings Ltd. of Lethbridge. Plans for the project were announced early in September. Plans for a project in the riverbottom area are to be presented to council tonight. Allan Collins is to outline plans for a campground in the riverbottom. A similar application received some time ago by the Municipal Planning Commission was tabled pending the receipt of the final version of a report on recreation development in the river valley. The report is expected soon. Council will also have before it a new procedural bylaw. The rules of debate, committee appointments and rules governing public hearings have all been revised in the bylaw being submitted by Ald.ermen Vaughan Hembroff and Jim Anderson. Also on the agenda is a report from Tom Nutting, city manager, on the condition of city streets. Compiled at the request of Aid. Jim Anderson, the report concludes that the condition of the streets can be attributed to the fact that "our chi-nooks have failed us this winter." HaiCo expands Brooks station changes name The provincial horticultural station at Brooks, will be known in the future as the Alberta Horticultural Research Centre. The name change, according to H. A. Ruste, Alberta's agricultural minister, was made so the public will become more 1,400 workers back on job near Edson EDSON (CP) - More than 1,400 construction workers were back on the job Monday at the nearby Chevron Standard gas-processing plant after a one-day walkoff. The workers, employees of Ralph M. Parsons, Ltd. of Los Angeles, Calif., prime contractor on the plant, walked off the jobs Friday after one man was killed when the crane he was operating tipped over and pinned him. Company spokesman said no disciplinary action would be taken. CRASH VICTIMS Approximately 20 per cent of the passengers killed in single-car crashes HAVE been drinking. aware of the added emphasis currently being placed by the station on horticultural research. Established in 1935, the station consists of about 390 irrigable acres located two miles southwest of Brooks. Since its inception the station has carried out applied research and extension programs aimed at developing and promoting all aspects of horticulture in Alberta. Art Olson, station superintendent, said the station now is involved in four main areas of horticultural study. They are vegetable production, pomology or fruit production, environmental horticulture and storage physiology. Over the years, the station has helped Alberta residents develop productive and attractive home gardens and fruit orchards. In the area of commercial vegetable production, the station has won national and International a c c 1 a i m for its breeding, varietal and cultural trials, and through storage and quality studies. I HaiCo Manufacturing Ltd., of ' Lethbridge has opened an expansion plant in a hangar at the Kenyon Field Airport, to meet what the company terms Southminster coffeehouse to be opened A Saturday night coffeehouse, featuring local singing talent and light refreshments, will open Jan. 30 in the basement of Southminster Church. The coffeehouse, open to visitors of all ages, is being sponsored by Southminster's Hi-C and Young Adult groups. It will be open every Saturday night and expand into Friday if attendance is high enough. Any folksinger or folk group interested in performing in the coffeehouse is invited to contact Don Doram at 328-3920. a "heavy increase" in demand for motor homes. HaiCo has been producing motor homes in its other plant on a smaller scale to date. The new plant, now in operation, will employ about 50 men by the end of January, and will be geared to produce two motor homes per day by the end of February. The homes are worth $15,000 and up. The motor home operation in the old plant will be replaced by an increase in travel trailer production, according to company officials. Drug charge Edward Patrick Kane, 23, of Lethbridge and Humboldt, Sask.* is scheduled to appear in magistrate's court Thursday after pleading not guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana. Kane was arrested by RCMP on Friday at a local trailer court. Bail was set at $500 cash or $1,500 property. B DEFECTIVE PARTS MAY BE REPAIRED Anything that hat moving parti should have a periodic check-up to keep it in good reliable working order. Not only will it latt longer but it will be more economical to operate, will perform better, will look better and will give greater pleasure and pride to the user. . .While the above facts could and do easily apply to a toaster, a two-wheeler, or a lawn mower, they have their most practical and logical meaning when applied to your body. Make sure all your parts are in good working order by scheduling a physician check-up. When medicine are needed to help - we have them. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 PRIME SPACE FOR RENT DOWNTOWN - NEXT TO POST OFFICE PROFESSIONAL BLDG. # 4500 Sq. Ft. - Main Floor # 6000 Sq. Ft. - Lower Floor May Be Divided to Suit Tenant CALL 327-6747-1:00-5:00 p.m. PAHULJE CONSTRUCTION LTD. FAMILY PRESCRIPTION RECORD A new look in 'Prescription Service' to our many customers - commencing immediately -we are keeping an individual record of every prescription supplied to your family on a personal cord. This will enable us to assist you with respect to possible ailergie, sensitivity and drug reaction control. This highly individualized service makes instant information available to your doctor, rapid location of prescription if container is misplaced, and no problem on Blue Cross or Income Tax information. Keep all your prescriptions records at your finger tips by selecting this voluntary service at Draffin's. Ask George or Rod for details. ly DRAFFIN'S _ DRUG StORE _ PRESCRIPTION CHEMISTS DRUG STORES Downtown 327-3279 - Dispensary 328-6133 FREE DELIVERY ;