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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW? YOU CAN IAVI ON A 14-21 DAT CANADIAN VACATIONS IT MOKINO I MONTH! TO TRAVIl ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CWTU VILLAOI MALL PHONI MI-MO 1 The Lethkidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, January IB, 1972 PAGES 11 TO 24 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PIOFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4lh AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA SEE US FOR ALL YOUR OPTICAL NEEDS 1908 BREW KETTLE Sicks' Lethbridge Brewery took this gallon solid-copper brewing kettle out of service in December because the scrubbing and cleaning during Its 63 yean of continuous ute had worn the metal thin in spots. The dome of the 17-foot-tall, pear-shaped vessel now sits in the yard as a conversation piece. It is current- ly being replaced by a kettle made of stainless-steel, a more durable and easy to clean metal. -Walter Electrical workers join air strike Electrical technicians han- dling radar, navigational and communications services in Lethbridge and across Canada staged a 24-hour walkout today as a "test of will" to get a better contract from the federal ministry of transport. The walkout of the Interna- lional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers came on the heels of air traffic controllers, now on LEROY'S PLUMBING AND GASFITTING LEROY Phone ERLENDSON 3J8-8403 their second day of strike, grounding air traffic in Canada. Air traffic is most adversely hit in major cities. Restricted scheduled and charter services are still available in southern Alberta. Time Airways president Stubb Ross, speaking to The Herald from Calgary, said to- day his aircraft will fly during good weather and daylight hours to Edmonton, Bed Deer, Deer, Medicine Hat, Calgary and Lethbridge. "The services batween Leth- bridge and Calgary and ba- tween Medicine Hal and Cal- gary have been reduced, but service between Edmonton and Calgary has been in- Mr. Ross said. If the weather is favorable, landing and takeoff after dark are now possible, since negotia- tions for airport lighting to be provided have been completed, ic said. Ideal for SOCIAL GATHERINGS i Clubs Lodges Sororities Weddings fifty fried tfkfctot. AVAILABLE IN BULK ORDERS iptcial tovingi for imoll or large parties! DELIVERED READY TO SERVE TO ANY PREMISES rKommtnd your tailing advantage af EXTRA SAVINGS by also ordering the following In bulk: SALADS PARKERHOUSE ROLLS From our PASTRY DEPARTMENT DELICIOUS FRENCH CRUSTY (READ AND ROLLS Siren FINE FOODS and BAKERY 2021 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 321-8161 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE 328-7751 Asked whether the walkout by tlie technicians would affect operations, Mr. Ross said if the equipment remains serviceable until 8 a.m. tomorrow the electrical walkout ends op- erations will not be affected. The same visual flight rules enabling Time Airways to op- erate during the strike also ap- ply to the two local chartering services, Lethbridge Air Ser- vice and Fowler Aviation. Don MacKenzie, Lsthbridge airport communications station manager, said the walkout, which started at 8 a.m. today, is to protest a conciliation board report on contract nego- tiations, and will be followed by NWMP uniforms donated a vote among members Wednesday night to decide whether a nationwide strike will be called. Despite the strike and the walkout, designated controllers and technicians are on duty prepared to help :n cases of emergency, mercy and search and rescue flights. Postal service is plowed down but not seriusly affected, Leth- bridge postmaster Art Lewis said. Eastern mail will go to Medi- cine Hat, southern mail to Great Falls and western mail to Vancouver, all by truck. Mr. Lewis said northern mail goes to Calgary by eir and truck. A letter from Japan, which normally takes three days to deliver, may now take five days, the postmaster said. Parking and traffic hot council items By RICHARD BURKE Staff Writer Perking meters nuy be e! initiated in tbe downtown are in the not-too-distant future. Under considerable pressure from the general public and th Downtown Businessmen's Asso- ciation, city council Monday in structed the city manager t form a committee consisting o administration members an representatives of the DBA t study the possibility of bavin the meters removed. At the same time, council de- cided to rescind a previous re- solution tb Increase the mete rates, and re-established th existing rates. Until the committe has stu died the parking situation and made its recommendations, th 12-minute penny meter will re- main, as will the five-cent per hour rate. Bill Baker, president of the DBA, appealed to council to re- consider its decision on raisin, meter rates on tbe basis tha "the downtown is suffering enough." He said the meters were pu in for turning over traffic, no for revenue purposes, and tha ibe existing system is adequate 'or accomplishing the turn over. Alderman Vaughan Hembroff said OK proposed increase in rates would create a better urn-over by "driving staff into he parking lots where they be- ong." Mr. Baker countered that the extra cost will drive more peo- )le out to the shopping centres. Two letters submitted to con- til from rural residents south f the city attested to that statement. AM. Hembroff argued that 'instead of screaming bloody murder after tbe fact, you (the >BA) should come to us and ell us what is needed." Aid. Vera Ferguson said the nuisance .value of the meters should be enough to have them eliminated. She suggested the car tires be chalked, the license numbers recorded and a fine be hand- ed out after one hour of park- rig. Each additional hour viola- tion should be met with a S fine, she added. No action was taken on her suggestion. City Manager Tom Nutting defended UK administration's proposed rate increase by minting to a comparative study of parking rates in other west em Canadian cities. He said the study shows the recommended increase, to five cents per half hour and 10 per isn't out of order. In Calgary, Edmonton, Sask- atoon and Regina, for example, the rates are all above 10 cents per hour and go as high as 25 cents per hour, he said. The resolution passed by council includes the suggestion that all public parking lots be rented out by the month. The committee will study that ques- Horn, Dan George and William Wuttunee expected The Rand McNally Co. has offered to contribute authentic reproductions of early North- west Mounted Police uniforms for use in the proposed "The Sight, The Sound and The Fury" pageant to be held in Lethbridge this summer. Frank Smith, manager of the Travel and Convention Asso- ciation of Southern Alberta said the prints were commis- sioned by the ECMP, successor of the Northwest Mounted, for their centennial celebrations in 1973. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5lh St. S. Phone 328-4095 Top national Indian experts will be in Lethbridge this week end to discuss prejudice am discrimination. A Lethbridge Community College student council sup ported workshop entitled "Hu- man War" will be held at tbe school this weekend. Outspoken critic of the cur rent Indian way of life, Cal wage boost VASCOUVER (CP) The New Westmin stcr Local of the Internationa Wood workers of America wants a genera wage increase this year, high- est demand in the union's his- tory. It would be a 53 per cenl increase on the present rate 01 We're tougher7waya JANUARY SNOWMOBILE CLEARANCE '480 Travelcraft Sales Ltd. 9 only moto-iki models, (niw machinn) ai lew at 9lh Strot and 2nd Avt. South Phont 327-4064 gary lawyer William Wuttunee Indian is expected to views with the fiery proponent of Indian rights Kahn-Tineta Horn. Miss Horn and Vancouver film star Chief Dan George are expected to attend the work- shop. Also attending the meet are representatives National In- dian Brotherhood, the law en- forcement system, and others. tion along with the proposed meter elimination. The resoltuion was passed by a 6-2 margin with Mayor Andy Anderson and Aid. Bill Kergan opposed. Aid. Chick Chichester was ab- sent from the meeting. Community service may get A expenditure for the community services de- partment was given prelimin- ary approval by council Mon- day but further consideration will be necessary before the entire 1972 budget receives official sanction. That budget is estimated at with a 70-mill tax levy. No significant cuts have been suggested by council yet to nullify the proposed two-mill ncrease. Under the preventive social services section of the com- munity services department, a requisition was ap- proved for programs in general. Community services director Bob Bartlett told council ihc goals of specific projects under the program will be presented before Feb. 15 on an individual basis. Council will then have the re- sponsibility of approving or re- jecting the projects. City Manager Tom Nutting said the directors of such pro- vice, home makers service, Head Start, Golden Mile Drop- in Centre, the youth hostel and Meals on Wheels, have been in- formed of the philosophy that each is an "independently vi- able program and not a whim of the city." He stressed, however, the city has an obligation until March 30, and none are la jeopardy at least until that time. Councjl also requested that a part of the capital ex- penditure under the commun- ity services department go to- ward building and furnishing a lounge in city hall. The city manager was also directed to bring a report bick to council concerning the pos- sible construction of new coun- cil chambers. The budget discussions will resume next Monday. Transit, garbage collection be changed by council may Monday's budget discussions eft a bint that council is lool ng toward major changes he transit system and in ear rage collection. A requisition for a new 000 passenger bus was tablet pending a justification by administration for continuing he school bus runs by the city Alderman Vera Ferguso asked the city manager, iring back a report outlinin the cost of the transit system with tile school bus runs an without. The city has a contract wi he school board to provide I buses each school day for th itudenta. Council is asking for the ect of the city's obligation he school board on the entir ransit system. Alderman Steve Kotch said appears the new buses are being sought so the city can fu ill its contract with the sdwo loard, not to replace old buses He said under the system here, the local taxpayers ar saying for the school trans ervice when the provinc hould be. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff tuf ested the school service by eu minated from the transit sys em and taken over by the chools. "The schools will just add the cost to their "Aid om Ferguson said. On the subject of garbag olledion, the city manager vas instructed to advertise fo Anders from private collection irms to take over commercla and residential garbage pickup Council also suggested a sue cessful bidder be required to ORGANS NEW and USED MUSICLAND NO MORE SLIDE STORAGE PROBLEMS WITH THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW SLIDE CUBE PROJECTOR FROM 139.95 BELL AND HOWELL MODEL 977 Q SLIDE CUBE PROJECTOR are in a CUBE not In a ipace taking tray. Remote control, Quarti Iodide lamp MODEL 981 Q SLIDE CUBE PROJECTOR addi the convenience of Automatic Focuiifig 1 TO AC to the tafe, imooth handling of your illdei I We offer demonitrationi with no obligation, ui right away for fine quality projection oqvipmenf. "WHERE SAIES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S. Phone 317-3SSS purchase the city's collection equipment. City Manager Tom Nutting said he envisions two holding garbage pick-up fran- chises in the city in competi- tion with one another. The city would set the stan- dards on collection, Mr. Nutting said. Burning of garbage was also considered by council. A mo- tion to ban burning in all com- mercial and residential areas was defeated by a 5 to 3 mar- gin. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff said such a move would be poli- tically unpopular "but you have to start somewhere to im- prove the quality of life." Aid. Steve Kotch included in "ban-burning" motion that the possibility of the city set- ting up a recycling program be investigated. A majority of council was op- posed to both suggestions. End road? Homer Iiere Wednesday Dr. Hugh Korner, Alberta minister .of agriculture will be in Lethbridge Wednesday. In the morning he will be meeting with local irrigation officials and at 2 p.m. he will attend the public meeting to discuss Purity Co-op at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. CUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic :jBLACK DENTAL LABfj Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLOC. 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