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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THI LITHMIDOI HKAID _ Wednesday, January 19, If 72 First of four parts Transportation in south Alberta generally adequate for needs By JOE MA SUff Writer Transportation facilities in southern Alberta are I reasonably adequate and satisfactory. However, as in all human endeavors, "there is always room for improve- says Clarence Copithorne, Al- berta minister of highways and trans- JOI MA Good facilities and services are taken for granted, be- cause this is what governments are for. The Herald, in pre- senting this review on transportation, follows the wisdom of former Newfoundland Premier Joey Smallwood: "Discontent Is the mother of progress." Therefore, emphasis is placed upon facilities which need improvement. At a Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce meeting earlier this month, chamber presid e n t Terry Bland said there had been no policy expressed by the chamber on transportation except to promote upgrading of runways at Kenyon Field air- port. It is hoped that in the future east west CP Air or Air Can- ada flights will land in Leth- bridge, chamber highways and transportation committees co- ordinator Steve Kotch said. There are other more cur- rent issues, however, includ- ing: Discriminatory rail freight rates, where in some cases goods are transported from Tor- onto to Vancouver at less cost than goods transported from Toronto to Lethbridge. Worries expressed b y farmers that CP Rail has filed applications to abandon cer- tain branch lines. CP Rail confirmed that four branch lines in southern Alberta are on their abandonment list, but added that "no unilateral ac- tion can be taken by us." The buck passing situa- tion on 43rd St. N. and S., which Southland farmers in par- ticular want to see improved. Some understanding is said to have been reached between the County of Lethbridge and the City of Lethbridgc regarding this road. Mr. Copithorne pointed out that in Alberta, only the Trans- Canada Highway was partly fi- nanced by the federal govern- ment. Like his predecesor Gor- don Taylor, Mr. Copithome is not pleased with "favoritism treatment" toward the Marl- time provinces, where certain roads are financed entirely by possibility that the Lethbridge-Waterton and Leth- bridge Picture Butte runs may be dropped by Northern Bus Lines because they are losing money. Northern is also apply- ing for a Letbbridge Calgary- Ottawa. The Edmonton route, currently ser- ved only by Greyhound Bus Lines. A second Trans Canada highway, which Mr. Copithome said the federal government has the responsibility to see built Lack of progress on t h e secondary road system on the Blood Indian reserve. Negotia- tions to build and improve sec- ondary roads on the reserve failed, and it is not certain when negotiations will be re- sumed. Lethbridge city transit: better scheduling and more modern vehicles are needed. Three of the transit buses are one million miles old, and ac carding to Ottawa, standards, transit buses should desirably be retired after miles. Facilities for the air trans- port of large, bulky cargoes. The need is not very great at the moment, but in the long- term interest of trade, Indus- trial development and tourism in southern Alberta, this should be tied in with the upgrading of the runways. The possibility of south- bound air traffic from Leth- bridge. In the past, Fowler Air- craft Rentals went to Great Falls, Mont., but the flight is no longer operated. The increase of maximum oad rates to pounds on five sections of highways in southern Alberta. BACKGROUND Lethbridge, with a population of is the cultural, social, educational .-Mid business cen- tre for a nch and diversified agricultural region that includes one million acres of irrigated and and produces sugar beets, grain, forage and specialized crops, and livestock. Former city man honored for medical research in (7.S. A native of Lethbridge has won world fame for medica research in Rhode Island, Unit- ed States. Or. Ralph Redding, son of Dr. and Mrs. H. D. Redding of Lethbridge, was recently hon- ored in the U.S. for his re- search to help prevent a lung Southern Alberta is series topic Etzikom, Seven Persons, Slide-Out, Robber's Roost, Beaver Mines, Porcupine Hills all evocative place names in southern Alberta. These and many others will be discussed by Dr. Ernest G. Mardon, profexor of English at the University of Lethbridge, during the U of L's non-credit evening course, Southern Al- berta: A Regional Perspective. The class begins on Thursday at p.m. in Room D 638 on the west campus. It will con- sist of nine weekly lectures, each to be given by a differ- ent teacher on a specific as- pect of southern Alberta, and a 10th class meeting for gener- al discussion. Dr. Frank Jankunis, profes- sor of geography, is the pro- ject director. The first lecture, on Surficial Geology and Resources, will be delivered by Dr. C. B. Beaty, of the geography department. A member of the registrar's staff will be on band before the class begins to register those who have not registered in ad- vance for the course. There are no entrance re- quirements and everyone is welcome. The fee is S3 for stu- dents and those of retirement age, and for all others. disease which kills babies In that country eac year. The disease killed assas sinated president John F. Ken- nedy's infant son, Patrick. Dr. Redding, who lost his left arm to a rare type of cance nearly three years ago, is di rector of the pulmonary divi- sion at Memorial Hospital at Providence, Rhode Island. Educated at Fleetwood flaw- den School and the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute before aU tending the Universities of Al berta and Toronto, Dr. Redding has discovered, through re- search on rats, what causes the disease and how to preven it. For his research, Dr. Red ding has been named co-winner of the Cetile Lehman Award given by the American College of Chest Physicians to re searchers under 35 years o age. The 35 year old doctor says his bout with cancer has given "a lot more Immediacy' to bis personal feelings, anc has made him work harder for 'direct" results in his re- search. His research involves, a lung ailment which prevents the lungs of newborn infants from expending to normal size be- cause of the absence of a na- tural fluid which must coat the lung surface between the air and blood. It will take at least two more years of research before the treatment can be tried on in- fants, he says. Tax panel tonight A panel discussion of ne ederal tax laws begins tonight at with a reception at Sven Ericksen's Family Res- taurant. Dinner and the agenda starts at p.m. ALBERTA COLLEGES COMMISSION OPEN MEETING "The Alberta Colleges Commission ii conducting special meetings in each of the lix public colleges ta hear pre- sentations by interfiled groupi, aulhorillei, and Indi- viduals regarding the operation of Alberta') public col- lege system. The third meeting will be held at p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at lerhbridge Community College. Those wishing to be heard are requested ta contact: MR. GUN E. YOST Information Officer, Alberta Colleges Commission, 11160 Jasper Avenue, (dmonron, Alberta. He has begun experiments on lambs and puppies. Dr. Bedding and three Brown University, Rhode Island, re- searchers are on the verge of synthesizing a disease curing drug, which if produced, would be in the form of a spray that would be inhaled into a patient's lungs. An assistant professor of medicine at Brown University, Dr. Redding will share Ms award with Georg-Fried- rich Kessler, a German re- searcher studying asthma at the lardlo Vasuclar Research In- stitute in San Francisco. Among many manufactur- ing establishments, major ones are concerned with food pro- cessing, equipment manufac- turing, and iron and steel fab- rication. Population of the Lethbridge district of southern Alberta is estimated to be close to growing at the rate slightly under one per cent per year. The economy of southern Al berta can be described as sta- ble. Unemployment is not too serious. The water systems in south- ern Alberta are not considered suitable for navigation, although generations ago S.S. Baroness, S.S. Minou and S.S. Alberta sailed down the Oldman River. Tourism is an important rev- enue earner for southern Al- berta, and tourism depends to a large degree on the ready availability of quick and con- venient transportation facili- ties. There have been suggestion that a road be built to connect Waterton Lakes with Poison, Montana, through the Akimina- Kishmina Trail in British Co- lumbia, but conservationists are against it. Also proposed is a rail branch line for the extreme southwest of Albsrta to hooK up with the Great Northern Railroad of the U.S. and then to Vancouver for tha transport of coal CP Rail, however, -says it has no major expansion plan in southern Alberta. Urban population is increas- ing, rural population decreas- ing, the. Oldman River Region- al Planning Commission says. In 1951, the percentage of ur- ban population and more m a community) was 45 per wit in the region. Today, ur- jan population constitutes 60 per cent, and is projected ta reach 70 per cent by 1965. Of JK population, the city of Leth- bridge alone accounted for 21 xi cent in 1951, 'M per cent at jpesait, and is projected to reach above 40 per cent by 1985. Based on existing population and future population trends, the transportation facilities are generally adequate, the ORRPC said. Population growth in the ORRPC area increased slowly [rorn in 1566 to ast year. MORE TOMORROW Reubart in piano concert tonight The University of Lethbridge resents Dale Reubart in I piano concert tonight. Mr. Reubart is professor of piano at the University of B.C. and performs regularly in solo and orchestral recitals, The program begin at p.m. in the Yates Memorial Centre. Tickets are available at the box office prior to the per- formance. Carpenter will speak to historians James Carpenter, recently retired Lethbridge police chief, will be featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Alberta. He will speak on the history of the Lethbridge police force. The meeting has been sched- uled for 8 p.m. Jan. 25 in the assembly room of the Sir Alexander Gait Museum, let St. and 5th Ave. S. Mr. Carpenter is working on a written history of the local tolice force, and would appre- ciate the loan or donation of any documents, pictures or oth- er memorabilia from district residents. ACT gets permit A building permit was issued to Alberta Govern- ment Telephones Tuesday by the city inspection and develop- ment department. The permit is for construc- struction of a new building for offices and telephone equip- ment at 804 4Bi Ave. S., adja- cent to the existing AGT build- ing. The Lethbridge Municipal lospital also took out a permit Tuesday for a addition to the dietary service depart- ment. BISSETT ELECTRIC (T97T) 226 12th St. A North Phone 327-7SOI Owner LEON J. GAJKOWSKI AUTHORIZED DEALER AND SERVICE CENTRE FOR PIONEER CHAIN SAWS CIVIC RECOGNITION About 50 persons attended a city-sponsored dinner of Sven Ericksen's Family Rettaurant. Tuesday in recognition of the retirement of a dozen persons including: George Watson, Andy Slayiko, Gsorge McKillop, Clarence Geiger, Alex John- ton and Lucille Dalkia of the Sir Alexander Gait Museum; Ted tawrence, former city en- gineering director; end former alderman Jin Anderson, Rex tittle, Joe Balla, Ed Rice and Sven Erickien. Here Mr. Wation, left, and Mr. tawrence share some memoriei. THE "BEST MAN" FOR YOUR WEDDING IS THE PHOTOGRAPHER FROM A. E. CROSS STUDIO Introducing ED KEELING "THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA" A. E. CROSS STUDIO 710 3rd Ave. S. Convenient Location 328-0111 Phone 328-0222 enerson s 7th annual January exhibition pavilion 5p.m.- 10p.m. Acres of New 72's and 71s and USED CARS and TRUCKS Indoors at 72 0 ;