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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta PLAN YOUR EASTER VACATION EARLY VISIT DISNEYLAND AND IAS VEGAS FOR RESERVATIONS and PACKAGE TOURS Contact BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Centre Village - Phont 321-3201 or 32M1M "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, January 13, 1971 PAGES 17 TO 28 PLANNING A PARTY? SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE y r. (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 Chain shows interest Executives of Sheraton Inns Inc. of New York have diS' closed that Lethbridge has been "pinpointed as a desired site for a franchised property." In a press release the diree tor of franchise development for the firm said Lethbridge "definitely is an area of primary interest to Sheraton Inns." Dan Royer, president of Wales Hotel Holdings Ltd. of Lethbridge, said his firm had been negotiating with Sheraton but a final decision on whether to build on the proposed site at 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. will have to be delayed until a feas bility study has been done. He said Sheraton officials had suggested a 210-room hotel, as had been planned, would not be economically feasible if Holiday Inn decided to locate here. They suggested a 120-room facility, subject to a feasibility study, which would take four to six weeks he said. The situation is very much up in the air, he said, until the study has been done. The size of the hotel, or a decision to go ahead at all, depends on the results of the study and whether a Holiday Inn is built in Shoppers' World. Plans for a $3 million high rise hotel in downtown Lethbridge were first announced by Mr. Hoyer in September. Fire dept. kept busy overnight A leaking rubber hose on a propane heater is believed to have been the cause r.f a fire Tuesday night in the gas meter room of the Stafford Place Apartment, 5th Ave. and 11th St. S. Fire damage was contained in the meter room. Some ten-nants said the building was badly filled with smoke. At 4:59 p.m. a car caught fire on 3rd Ave. S. just west of the Alberta Motor Association office. At 10:45, the department was called to 12th St. and 5th Ave. S. for a small fire. Firemen extinguished a fire in a sleeping bag at 825 5th St. S. at 3:23 a.m. today. There are no details or reports of injury in the three fires. At 1:16 a.m. today, the am bulance was called to the Larkspur Apartments, 1603 Scenic Drive. A man apparently rcalded his foot when he stepped into his bathtub. SIGNS OF THE COLD - When southern Albertans Raymond Falconer, left, Hazel Falconer and Betty-Joe Turton, all of Lethbridgs, take to muffling up like this, it must be cold. The temperature of 35 degrees below zero this morning drilled home the point. It makes one wonder if now is the time for a Florida vacation. Textbook, fees policy gains board approval City coldest in 60 years COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 90* 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-S4S4 A comprehensive textbook and instructional services fees policy was approved Tuesday by the Lethbridge public school board. The policy will limit basic student fees at all . public schools although the schools will still be free to levy additional fees for special activities under certain circumstances. The policy was formulated in answer to numerous parental complaints that fees ranged from almost nothing to relatively large sums of money depending on the school their children attended. Under the policy, affecting about 8,000 students, elementary school students will pay an annual fee of $7 per child, for textbook rental, workbooks and special instructional supplies and services. Junior high school students will pay $8 apiece for textbook rental and instructional supplies; and senior high school students will pay $18 each for the same return, including a $12 rental fee replacing a $65 to $70 per year purchase cost for texts. The special fees permitted the individual schools would be for special programs and activities such as the purchase last year by Winston Churchill High School students of their own bus (or various school ac tivitiea. The special levy would be allowed without direct reference to the school board, but fully backed by the board, if a majority of parents whose children attend the school were in favor of the special activity. Students' union fees would be entirely separate from the policy, and the concern only of the school and its students. The book rental and other fee situation in Lethbridge has become a sticky matter in the CAMM'S SHOE JAN UARY Continues with terrific Savings! FAMOUS SLATER AND GOLDEN PHEASANT HI STYLE DRESS SHOES Small sizes only left - 5',2 B black or brown leather, 6A black pat. or brown leather, 6AA black leather, 6B black leather, 6Vi AA black or brown leather, 6V2 A AAA navy, brown, black leather, 7AAAA brown or black leather, 7B brown and black leather, 7Vt AAAA brown, black, navy leather. Reg. 25.00 and 30,00. All at only . . L99 LADIES' FAMOUS Joyce Shoes Reg. $19-$22. CI 9 NOW ONLY ... 9 I C I LADIES' STYLISH Lisa Debs Slings and Pumps to $22. NOW ONLY . Req. $13 3 TABLES OF TEEN AND CAMFUS CHUNKY and BLOCK HEELS leathers and Crinkle Patent Wet look in a large selection of styles. Regularly to 13.00 - Now $5 - 5.99 - 6.99 ALL SNOW BOOTS JANUARY SALE 20% Off LADIES' - TEENS' - MEN'S - CHILDREN'S Open Thurs. and Fri. until 9 o.m. CAMM'S 403 5th St. S. SHOES past few years, and trustees expressed hopes that the policy would overcome most of the problems. Another "plus" would be universal textbook rental, which particularly, for high school students will save them money. Regular student supplies such as notebooks, geometry sets, paints, gym suits and similar equipment are also the responsibility of the student. School demolition gets green light The Lethbridge public school board Tuesday authorized a tender call for demolition of the old Fleetwood Elementary School. Trustees stipulated first, however, that the Sir Alexander Gait Museum be given the opportunity to take away any items of historic value in the school, at museum expense. Demolition of the school is necessary so that the new Fleetwood - Bawden Elementary School playground is sufficiently large to handle the school's 600 students. Fleetwood - Bawden is an nalgamation of the old Fleetwood, Susie Bawden and Central elementary schools. Central will likely be demolished later this year. Trustees also approved about 118,000 in changes in the new school's addition, bringing its total and final cost to $617,-136.72. The addition includes a 17,800 square foot, 14 - room equivalent open area instruction room, which is similar to an over - sized gymnasium. The open area is believed to be the Fined $75 A Lethbridge man, Norman J. Fredrick, was fined $75 when he pleaded guilty in Lethbridge magistrate's court to failing to leave a note on a car after being involved in a collision with it. The accident resulted in $90 damage. largest in North America, which public school officials &ay probably means it is the largest in the world. Lethbridge residents rolled out this morning to face the coldest temperature yet of the current cold snap, a frigid 35 degrees below zero, dropping later to 37 below. The record low temperature for Jan. 13 is 38 below, set in 1911. Meanwhile, the weatherman says there is not much chance the cold will let up for another couple of days, but the long-range forecast from Great Falls calls for slightly warmer temperatures towards the weekend. The synopsis shows an extensive arctic pressure system being edged eastward very slowly by a warmer Pacific front. As the systems continue their eastward trek, some modification can be expected. Temperatures Thursday are predicted to range from 10 above during the day to around 10 below overnight. Saturday temperatures should be 15 above during the day droppingto around zero overnight. Today, skies should be mostly sunny with occasional flurries of snow crystals. Daytime temperatures should reach about 10 below, dropping again tonight to around 30 below. Winds will be light. Similar conditions are forecast for Thursday. Meanwhile, cattle throughout southern Alberta appear to be withstanding the cold fairly well, as ranges remain mostly bare and winds minimal. There has been more snow in southern Alberta than normal this winter, with Lethbridge recording a total snowfall of 24.4 inches compared with the average 20.2 inches, between Nov. 1 and Jan. 11. Pincher Creek has received 30.1 inches compared with the normal 16.3 inches and Rocky Mountain House compares 34.2 inches with the normal 20 inches. Fortunately for cattlemen, nearly all of the snow except that of the past two weeks was melted or blown off before it could crust. Some bay, protein blocks and pellets are being fed. One of the big problems dur ing the cold spell that has gripped the city and district since Sunday is transportation. Simply getting from point A to point B can be a headache if a person's car decides it is too chilly to venture out. Persons with a conked-out car face a wait of at least two hours before a tow-truck can come to the rescue, according to local garages. One driver reported he had been going steady since Sunday. Last night was the first time he had had a chance to get any sleep. Several t o w-truck operators report that many cars have reached the point where they can no longer be started by a battery boost. They are so stiff ] they have to be pushed or towed into the garage and warmed up. Service stations report a steady stream of calls for help, mostly for battery boosts. One operator commented that many of the problems are caused by neglecting to keep the anti-freeze strength up to the proper level and not having the car tuned-up in the fall. Taxi companies, too, are feeling the pressure. Comments from harried dispatchers range from "we're flying" to "it's an impossibility to get them all." The minimum wait for a cab seems to be about 15 minutes. A person can wait 30 or 40 minutes during the morning rush and one company reported that if a customer was too far from any of their cars he was simply told there was no hope. While the big rush has been getting people to and from work and youngsters to school, all transportation services - garages, taxis, the Alberta Motor Association - report a non-stop crisis since the weekend. While the main problem for them has been trying to be in several places at once answering the calls, there has been some trouble keeping their own vehicles running. One taxi firm, for example, said thsy had problems with cars boiling over during the extreme cold. The city's transit system, ignored by many when the weather is fine, has had a noticeable increase in business. While no figures on the number of passengers will be available until the end of the week, there has been an increase, a spokesman said. One sure indication of this, he said, was the number of calls from people whose cars will not start and who want to know where and when they can catch a bus. He added that the buses have encountered no real problems and are running pretty well on schedule. The use of electrical power, which tends to go up as the temperature, goes down, has been near record figures. The peak this winter of 38,-200 kilowatts (an all-time high) was established Dec. 21 when many people bad Christmas lights up. For the past two nights, even without the added load of Christmas lights, the peaks have come within 200 and 600 kilowatts of the record high. In addition to the increased business for the garages and taxi companies, the cold has had one advantage - a decrease in crime. Police report a quiet night and say the cold may be a factor. Projects committee plans summer recreation study By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer A special committee has been fdrmed to consider joint use of school and city recreation facilities in a comprehensive summer activities program for all Lethbridge residents. The committee will investigate various program possibilities, and prepare a report with recommendations for summer programs. Suggested programs mentioned so far include youth activities such as day camps, films, drop-in centres, special interest courses, concerts, the Southern Alberta Summer Games competitions; Allied Arts Council programs including painting, pottery, drama and handicrafts for all ages; Cultural development department activities such as creative dramatics, summer youth musicals and others; A number of special interest and educational up - grading courses offered by the Leth bridge Community College, as well as a Grade 12 coaching school; Department of youth leadership training courses and outdoor recreation and education. The possibility was also discussed that two or more city schools would remain open throughout the summer for community use as drop-in cen tres and to provide formally' structured education programs. These might be designed to make up deficiencies and as general enrichment programs. Schools with shops might also be opened to provide woodwork and metal work facilities. School trustees to hold monthly committee meets Lethbridge public school trustees Tuesday decided they would hold monthly education committee meetings at which reports would be given them concerning specific curriculum subjects being taught at city schools. Dr. George Bevan, director of curriculum and instruction, said he could prepare tine material on a regular basis, and estimated it would be possible to cover all aspects of city education over a two-year period in monthly sessions. The trustees now meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, and the education committee meeting would likely be held on an off-Tuesday. Trustees also decided to put off until September decision on whether or not to accept the offer from CJOC and CHEC radio stations to air daily spot promotional topics at a special price. Dr. O. P. Larson, public schools superintendent, said there was some concern about PRIME SPACE FOR RENT DOWNTOWN - NEXT TO POST OFFICE PROFESSIONAL BLDG.  4500 Sq. Ft. - Main Floor  6000 Sq, Ft. - Lower Floor May Bo Divided to Suit Tenant CALL 327-6747-1:00-5:00 p.m. PAHULJE CONSTRUCTION LTD. both the time it would take for someone in the district's central office to prepare material for the radio stations' use, and that since teachers and other staff are currently in salary negotiations, it is not yet known how much the district's payroll will increase this year. Money, he said, may not be available. The annual cost for both sta-totals about $3,100. The board also authorized Dr. Larson and board chairman Bill Brown to attend a special nursery school-to-Grade 12 task force meeting in Calgary Feb. 27. The meeting is part of the Worth Commission on Educational Planning, and is co-spon- sored by the Alberta Teachers' Association and Alberta School Trustees' Association. Trustee Carl Johnson will also attend, as chairman of the ASTA southwest Alberta re gional zone. CADET NEWS The Navy League cadet parade for tonight has been postponed. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABH lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BlDO. PHONE 327-2122 ___________Jlpg"""'"'' D SPECIAIS Prices in effect Thursday, Friday and Saturday Only! Angel Food Cakes Iced ........ each 83c Orange Layer Cakes ..........,., 75c Danish Pastry..................6f.r49c Chocolate Chip Loaf Cakes.. 53c MARQUIS BAKERY LOCATED IN THE MARQUIS HOTEL BlDG. Phone 327-4441 Drugs trial for American on Jan. 25 The date for a preliminary hearing into drug charges laid against a 21-year-old American, Vincent Thomas Brown of no fixed abode, has been set for Jan. 25 in magistrate's court in Lethbridge. Brown is charged with importing marijuana into Canada, possession of marijuana and LSD for the purpose of trafficking and illegally entering Canada. He is to make one more court appearance before the preliminary hearing. By law, a person must appear in court no less than every eight days if he is being held in custody. Brown was arrested Dec. 5 in Cardston. Chairman of the committee, to be known as the summer innovative projects committee, will be Max Gibb, of the Lethbridge department of youth office. Committee members will be Dr. O. P. Larson, public schools superintendent; Bob Kimmitt, separate schools superintendent; and Nelson Ellsworth, from the City of Lethbridge recreation department. MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Marquit Hot.l Bldg. PHONE 327-1515 CANADIAN FURRIERS GREATEST 11 Fur price* have never been io low - now is the time to purchase a fine quality fur from Canadian Furriers and save as never before. This is but a partial listing of the finest fur values in town! Grey Persian Lamb Coats Reg. to $550. SALE PRICE .......... ^��XO Canadian Mink Jackets Beautifully styled in Pearl, luletia, Pastel and Dark Ranch. SALE PRICE $698 Canadian Mink Coats Magnificent creations at on unheard of price for this fine quality. Reg. to $1495. SAIE PRICE ....... $1088 Mouton lamb Coats (Dyed Processed Lamb) Reg. $325. SALE PRICE ......... $248 Natural Muskrat Coats In the ever popular horizontal or vertical styling. Reg. to $425. SALE PRICE ....... $328 CANADIAN FURRIERS PARAMOUNT THEATRE BLDG. "IN A TRADITION OF QUALITY" 86 ;