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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHIIIDGI KiMID Monday, January 17, Tourist route study proposed A study of tourist routes in southern Alberta has been proposed to the federal Local Initiatives Program. Approval for the project, sub- mitted by the Travel and Con- vention Association of Southern Alberta, is expected any day from the Winnipeg office ol Canada Manpower, said travel association manager Frank Smith. Mr. Smith told association di- rectors Wednesday the propo- sal includes hiring three statis- tics clerks and "some staff from the University of Lethbridge" during January to May, 1972. The study would find the most popular tourist spots in south- ern Alberta and the areas where promotion campaigns should be aimed, said Mr. Smith. Traveller origin and destina- tion information could be gath- ered from information centres at Lethbridge and Fort Mac- leod, and from border crossing and national park offices, he said. New class approved A new general learning dis- ability class has been approved for the Lethbridge public school system. The new class, the sixth of Its kind, will be opened at Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School. It will involve children at the primary education level. Bob Gall, director of special services, told the braid's Tues- day night meeting that there are now 14 children in the class, with four more on the waiting list. He said such a class Is de- signed for a maximum of 10 children. "We are really hard at this level, which is the most said Mr. Gall. He said low classroom enrol- ments allow these children to receive more individualized in- Bfruction which cfiten to ttdr special needs. The cost of establishing the new class is estimated at 000. A provincial government grant of is available for such programs.. LET ME IN This shopping cart appears to be trying to scale the fefice without much luck. Now it can't go up or down and there's probably a female shopping cart waiting inside. Perhaps it should have Iried the gain. Gvil service reduction sought The Alberta government is at- tempting to reduce the number of civil servants employed at Edmonton, Lands and Forests Minister Allan Warrack said Wednesday. At a ratio of one civil ser- vant per 90 residents, Alberta has the highest proportion of government employees on its payroll in Canada, he said. "It will be a slow process to get that into some kind of re- spectable position. I would think it will take two he said. "Really it has to be done by a process of attrition." Indians must cut through red tape in order to get loans for new homes By RUDY HMJGENEDER Stiff Writer Contrary to popular belief, treaty are not pro- vided new homes indiscrimi- nately by the department of In- dian Affairs. In order to obtain new homes, treaty Indians must prove financial responsibility. Involved with the conitruc- tion and occupation of house on an Indian reserve are the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, die band council and the department of Indfea affairs. The the Blood reserve la Alberta, the band council pools its resources with those of in Indian Affairs housing grant to provide a portion of payment on the new home of an Indian applicant. The new home application must obtain a CMHC loan for the balance of the price of a dwelling. The housing grant provided by the federal government covers a maximum of for a home. The federal grant is provided on a decreasing scale in rela- tion to Income. The more in- come a native earns on a job, the lew federal housing grant he Although the CMHC loan to a treaty Indian guaranteed by the minister of Indian affalri, the band housing authority is made responsible to ensure that the payments art met. The money the band provides to an Indian housing applicant b made in the form of a Ore per aent loan, combined with toe 8% per cent CMHC loan. A native family which de- faults in payment can bee their home hi !ta same faMilon M non-Indian home owners. Flying Club will continue; Jack Tiffin named president Despite financial problems, the Letfabridge Flying Club has decided to pool together the resources of its "backbone" members to continue opera- tions. At Its annual meeting last night, six of the nine directors win stood for re election were re-elected. Jack Tiffin, a 31 year old farmer, took over the presidency from Norm Bullied. Other officers elected were vice president Ken Branch, taking over from Dale Morri- son; Peter Lewko remaining ai treasurer manager; and Bruce Durfee as secretary, taking over from Jim Doyle. Directors were Mr. Bullied, Mr. Morrison, Mr. Doyle, Morris Thompson and Stan Erode-. As a means to Improve Its financial situation, the meeting passed motions to inc r ease hourly rentals across the board, charge a monthly assessment fee which will be Bloods get incentives grant The Blood Indian band In southern Alberta has received a federal Local Incen- tives Program grant. The money will be used to renovate Senator Gladstone Hall on the reserve and will create temporary jobs for an estimated 35 men. The grant was one of three provided totalling to fi- nance three projects in the province. Truck trailer jackknifes No Injuries and dam- age resulted when a trailer luck struck a snowdrift, jack- knifed and overturned on High- way 4 about three miles south of the city Saturday. The truck and trailer are owned by Keith Brmkernoff of Salt Lake City, Utah. The unit was returning to the U.S. from a trip to Calgary where it had delivered a load of bananas. Two heavy towing trucks were required to right the over- turned truck. The accident was believed to have been the result of high winds and heavily blown and drifted snow. In other police weekend busi- ness: A total of nine break-ins were reported to the Blairmore de- tachment: of the RCMP during the weekend. An HCMP spokesman re- ported cash was taken from the local businesses. Canadian 50-cent coins totall- ing were taken in one break-in, and worth of Ca- nadian and U.S. bills were taken at another. Merchants are requested to advise the nearest office of the RCMP if any purchases are at- tempted with a large amount coinage or one dollar bills. If the local RCMP detach- ment is not available callen are requested to use the New Zenith 50000 phone numbdr. Under the LIP, a non-profit organization or group of private citizens or a municipal or terri- torial government may obtain a federal grant of up to 000 to create projects which provide substantial new em- ployment and which have a significant effect on the over- all betterment of a community. The 35 people employed en Uv grant, administered by Can- ada Manpower as part of tnc federal government's Special Employment Flan, are Indians. Other projects receiving grants are a grant to the County of Flagstaff for renova- tion of a gym, creating 16 jobs; aw'i a grant to the Erk- shine Curling Club at Erkshine, creating eight new jobs. {'Credited toward the flying ae- 1 counts of sustaining members, add Initiate a drive for new members. Although the club has more than 100 members, only 24 at- tended the annual meeting at Kenyon Field. However, this was an Improvement from last year, when only 15 members attended. "We will try to promote our membership, our Hying train- ing, reactivate inactive members and put our finance on Bound Mr. Tiffin, the new president, said. The club, which provides the only training in Alberta south of Calgary to men and women interested in flying and avia- tion careers, urged its mem- bers to use club facilities more often to help pay. In Ms annual report, Mr. Bullied said "should the club have to close its doors, each member is responsible for a share of the liabilities." On the other hand, 13 stu- dents, including two undertak- ing commercial pilots' licenses, will graduate on Wings Parade Day Feb. 5.- Another 18 are en- rolled as students. A major event of the club will be the April 30 aviation seminar sponsored by the Al- berta Aviation Council and the federal ministry of transport. Attendance is expected from all over Alberta and parts of British Columbia and Saskatch- ewan. BISSETT ELECTRIC (1971) 226 UHi St. A North Phone 327-7501 Owner LEON J. GAJKOWSKI AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVICE CENTRE TOR PIONKR CHAIN SAWS f Special.. 20% Off OR An Extra Pair Of Trousers For..... 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