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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, January 21, 1971 Forgery and theft brings jail term A city youth was sentenced, by Judge Lloyd Hudson to four months in jail on forgery and theft charges. Ray Gregory Mikkelson, 18, of 953 14th St. S., pleaded guilty in magistrate's coxirt to theft of gasoline Jan. 10, forging a $225 cheque Dec. 22 and forging a $450 cheque Dec. 28. Court was told he was on probation at the time the offences occurred. Restitution of $600 had been made on the bad cheques. Mikkelson was sentenced to four months in jail on each of the forgery charges and 30 days on the gasoline theft. Sentences are to be concurrent. He will also serve time instead of paying the court $73 he owed for traffic offences. Later in the day Mikkelson also plea-Jed guilty to other traffic offences and was sentenced to two days in jail for failing to produce a driver's li Czech troupe here tonight Fewer than 100 tickets remained unsold this morning for the performance tonight at the Yates Memorial Centre of the Theatre on the Balustrade of Prague, starring Ladislav Fialka. Lethbridge is the smallest centre which the Czech troupe of mimes, acrobats and ballet dancers has scheduled in its approximately 10-city tour of Canada. The group's production of Button, Button opened its 75 stop North American tour in New York and travelled across the U.S. to Los Angeles, win ning rave notices and audience acclamation with every performance. Fialka, a mimist compared to Charlie Chaplin and Marcel M a r c e a u, and the entire Theatre have also appeared in Moscow, London, Rome and West Berlin. The Lethbridge performance, to start at 8:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Allied Arts Council. Tickets will be available at the Yates box office prior to the performance. cence, four days for failing to stop at a flashisg red light and two days on each of two charges of failing to show proof cf insurance coverage. Sentences are to run concurrent with the four months. At the suggestion of Mikkel-son's lawyer, Judge Hudson made a recommendation that the youth receive psychiatric help at Ponoka. Court was told that Mikkelson was very troubled and that psychiatric help is warranted. He has to answer to society but we also have to look after Greg," his lawyer said. Court was told he had used liquor and psychadelic drugs. Judge Hudson said: "We gave him a break. He doesn't respond to probation. Greg has never suffered one iota" for what he has done. Others have had to pay. "Greg appears to have never learned to pay for his errors," he said in passing the four-month sentence. In another forgery case, Ron aid George Lazarick, 17, of 527 19th St. N., was remanded to Jan. 29 for sentencing after pleading guilty to charges of forging and uttering a $200 cheque Dec. 22 and forging and uttering a $41 cheque Dec. 23. Young artists perform Much talent displayed By DEAN BLAIR Ten recitalists Wednesday night at the Yates Memorial Centre proved themselves to be indeed the "Young Artists" they were billed as in the first University of Lethbridge Concert Series program of the New Year. The Lethbridge and district Young Artists' Recital, opened with a performance of Beethoven and Haydn works by guest sitists, the Foster Trio. Revealing a good deal of talent all around, the family trio featured Mrs. Beatrice Foster on piano with a performance of technical clarity and sensitive musicianship. Already distinguished as a piano teacher, Mrs. Foster proved herself Home occupation review planned STUDY GROUP GETS FUNDS - Hugh O'Neill, right, chairman of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission, presents a $4,800 cheque to F. W. Sickoff, mayor of Bellevue. Mr. Sickoff is a member of the C rowsnest Past Local Government Study Committee that is investigating possible new g overnmental set-upt for the 'Pass. The funds, made available through the planning commission by the provincial government, ore to cover the committee's expenses for the coming year. The presentation was made at Wednesday's meeting of the planning com mission- Tires9 safety value shown in tests Ralph Couper, president of the Alberta Safety Council, has warned motorists not to overestimate traction aids on bad roads. Mr. Couper says snow tires, studs and tire chains help, but adds that drivers should be fully aware of their limitations. He said he is concerned about advertising claims made by some companies which lead the buyer to believe all winter starting, stopping and skidding will vanish when he buys their product.. He feels many accidents occur because drivers are led to believe they have a far greater margin of skid protection with the traction aid they bought than is actually the case. Mr. Couper cited recent findings of the National Safety Council's committee on winter driving hazards during its annual testing program. "The tests gave accurate and unbiased measurements of performance on snow and ice," he sadd. "Few drivers know for example, that snow tires with- out studs are actually slightly inferior to regular tires in stopping on glare ice." The test showed that with regular tires the average braking Development training course to aid community leaders A special industrial development training course will be offered to southern Alberta municipal councillors in mid-March, the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission was told Wednesday. I. R. Huene, industrial development officer with the Alberta industrial development branch, told ORRPC members the course would last three days ,>1 and include eight specialized instructional sessions. It will be limited to 30 people, and cost $15 per participant. To be held in Lethbridge. the course is designed to acquaint community leaders with industrial development practices and to enable them to as sess their community's resources and plan for its future. Instructors will be drawn from Ottawa and Edmonton, and similar programs will be offered in other Alberta regions. Mr. Huene said the course was developed by the federal department of regional economic expansion in co-operation with provincial industrial development offices. Various sessions will include economic background for industrial development in Canada; the role of the community in industrial development; organization and financing; land, buildings and industrial parks; types of industry and what their establishment means for a community; internal promotion; and industrial prospecting - finding industrial prospects and seeking industrial development. distance at 20 m.p.h. is 149 feet, wfaeras with snow tires, the distance is 151 feet. Mr. Couper said the best results were obtained with rein' forced tire chains, which cut the braking distance to 75 feet. Studded tires made the stop in 120 feet. Conventional snow tires scored better in pulling and starting on glare ice than in stopping. Here they are 28 per cent better than regular tires. Studded tires give three times the pulling power and chains seven times that of regular tires. On loosely packed snow, tests show snow tires are 51 per cent oetter than regular tires while chains supply three times the pulling power. The tests also indicated it is much better to use traction aids on all wheels rather than just the back as is often customary. "The driver can feel the marked improvement in pulling ability, but he doesn't realize this increased traction has no influence on his steering control or stability," said Mr, Couper. PORTRAIT OF A TEACHER - Miss Upti glit, the title of this astringent, student-drawn picture of a high school teacher, is one of 1 2 student canvases currently on display at the Bowman Arts Centre. The show, organized by the cultural development branch, department of the provincial secretary, features oil, pastel and poster paint works, some more flattering than Miss Uptight, by students 16 years old and younger. The exhibition, which runs to the end of January, also includ es a return display of 21 explanatory and representative panels on art styles, such as surrealism, futurism, and pop art. Viewing hours at the gallery are 2-5 p.m. Monday t hrough Friday. Independent Order of Foresters GENERAL MEETING ELECTION OF OFFICERS at PHIL'S PANCAKE HOUSE Thursday, Jan. 21st - 8:00 p.m. Pensioners' meet The meeting of the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Auxiliary will be held as scheduled Friday at 2 p.m. in gym i 2 of the Civic Sports Centre. After the meeting bingo will be played and lunch will be served. Dam to west side instead of a bridge? Boating? Water skiing? Lake front property? For Lethbridge? This and more would be made available if a suggestion to the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce council to build a dam instead of a bridge for entrance to West Lethbridge were undertaken. Dick Rittenhouse, member of the Chamber's civic affairs committee said the construction of an earthen dam would provide many things for the citizens of south Alberta. And the estimated costs of construction for a bridge or a dam would not be far apart. "Since the dam would be built upstream from the power house, it would create a water storage area and still provide transportation to West Lethbridge," he said. "The water storage would stabilize Lethbridge's water supply, ensure adequate water, and give the city one of the best water skiing, boating and recreation areas in Canada." He said this idea would also result in miles of lake front property for residential development. S200 FINE Richard Gullage of Lethbridge was fined $200 and prohibited from driving for six months after pleading guilty in Lethbridge magistrate's court to impaired driving. The Municipal Planning Commission Wednesday served notice it is serious about a review of the rules governing home occupation businesses. Under review for some time, the home occupations question has surfaced from time to time in recent months with no definite action taken to date. The commission again ran into trouble dealing with applications Wednesday. Alderman Steve Kotch moved that all applications be tabled but this was defeated. Aid. Kotch made a modified motion later in the meeting that would have accomplished the same thing, but this was withdrawn when Aid. C. W. Chichester, acting chairman, questioned the MPCs right to do this without city council approval. Although no formal motion was made, it was mentioned the commission could simply table applications as they were made, from week to week. The problems Wednesday were largely a matter of how to apply the regulations set out in the city's zoning bylaw. There are definite rules on who may qualify for a business in his home and how it must be operated. The commission found itself approving an application for a gun repair business, but refusing a sign-painting operation until Aid. Kotch pointed out that the two were very similar. The commission could not, he said, refuse the sign painter because of the danger of stored paint on the premises and still approve the gun repair business, which would involve using varnish and gunpowder. The other members agreed and the sign painter application was reconsidered and approved. This process of dealing with every home occupations application has been a time-consuming business for the commission, one City Manager Tom Nutting indicated the commission might well rid itself of. This may be one outcome of a revision of the rules. Another aspsct of the situation is the matter of fees. There have been suggestions at pre v i o u s commission meetings that an increase from the present $30 a year might be in the offing. A survey of how other cities across Canada handle home oo cupations has been done by Tosh Kanashiro, development officer, and a reoort from Mr Nutting on the situation is expected by next week. Folk-rock at citadel Saturday The Hallelujah Sound, Salvation Army folk-rock combo from Calgary, will perform Saturday night at a coffeehouse in the Lethbridge Salvation Army citadel. The visiting six-member group appears regularly at tde Ark's Inn Coffee House in Calgary, a church-sponsored establishment which opened about P/i years ago. The Hallelujah Sound will al�o perform Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Centre Village Mall. The evening performance begins at 7:30. The citadel is located at 4th Ave. and 13th St. S. Union honors four members The members of Local 373, Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union honored four of the ori ginal members of the union at a banquet and award night recently. Honored for a combined 174 years service in the industry were Fred Seaman of Value Village, Ludwig Stein of Canada Safeway Ltd., Leo Groftolo of L-Mart, and Jack McCallum of Graham Foods. Mr. McCallum, who is now self-employed, will retire from active service soon. more than a competent performer. Young Perry on cello and Margaret on clarinet held up their end of the performance well and showed considerable emerging musicianship. Second on the program was Navee Herbst of Warner, pianist, who performed works by Bach, Brahms and Liszt. Her opening Bach was a bit inflexible but well-played in general, flie Brahms was considerably under the usual tempo which made musical shaping difficult. But the concluding Liszt work revealed a real musical sensitivity and ability to shape a musical work. As to the two following works on accordion, I was frankly quite skeptical of what to expect from a performance on this somewhat limited instrument. The result was one of the musical highlights of the evening, given by Margaret Korvath, indeed a young artist. Playing the Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld and Lecuona's Malaguena, the Lethbridge player seemed to transcend the limits of the instrument and displayed exceptional musicianship and more than enough technique. GOOD INSIGHT Edwin Gnandt, pianist, appeared next playing Variations and Scherzo by Mendelssohn. Mr. Gnandt has the beginnings of a strong technique and performed the Variations with fine insight into the over-all shaping of the work with a well-built musical climax. A missed note here and there and an occasional pedal blur were but small distractions to a quite exciting performance. The tempo in the Scherzo was just a bit fast to keep under firm control. Following intermission pianist Joanne Pritchard played a Brahms Intermezzo and Scherzo by Morawetz. The Brahms performance revealed a genuine musicality but was too lrcarred by multiple memory slips to be effective in performance. This Scherzo fared a good deal better and revealed a pianist with technique and ability. With pianist Jeffrey Caiman we reached another category - young professional, if you like. His performance of the Prelude, Arioso and Fughetta on B.A.C.H. by Honegger and the Davidsbundler Dances of Schumann were on a level quite acceptable in the professional concert hall. His strong, well-developed technique was put to good use in a musical performance which showed amazing artistic maturity. Mezzo-soprano Terry Wolsey performed a group of songs which included works by Handel, Horn, Strauss, Thiman and Williams. Miss Wolsey possesses a full, rich vocal tone which is consistent and well-controlled throughout her range. Vocal ease cf production and flexibility marked her performance. Musically she is a mature artist singing with teste and sensitivity. Coaldale pianist Marion E?eu concluded the evening with works by Bach and Chopin. Clarity of articulation combined with the ability to musically shape each line characterized her performance in the liacK. The Chopin performance revealed that Miss Esau possesses the strong, controlled technique required for an effective performance of this work. Her energetic performance of the Chopin Ballade lormed a fitting finale for the recital. Besk'es proving there are some fine young artists in the Lethbridge area the recital strongly suggests the presence of some excellent and dedicated teachers. They too should share the praise. OFFICES OFFICIALLY OPENED - Mayor Andy Anderson does the ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to officially open the new premises,of the Lethbridge Real Estate Board at 522 6th St. S. Assisting are, left to right, Stan Klassen, second vice-president of the board, Woodrow Stringam, president, and Leo Davidson, first vice-president. Draws line Debby Pace of Standoff was fined $i5 and $10 costs in Lethbridge magistrate's court for fit'ling lo pay two parking meter violation tickets and a ticket for parking in a restricted zone. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS $120 AND UP Phone 328-2176 Heart Sunday February 14 Heart Sunday is Feb. 14. Chairman for the Heart Fund drive in Lethbridge, Mrs. Remo Baceda, announcing the date Wednesday, said a meeting has been set for Jan. 25 to develop plans with area chairmen. The meeting will be held at Mrs. Baceda's home, 1105 15th St. N. All former leaders are invited. Newcomers to the city who wish to take part in the Heart Fund canvass are asked to call 327-5605 or 327-6870. Mayor Andy Anderson of lethbridge is to make a proclamation Feb. 1, declaring Feb. 14 Heart Sunday in Lethbridge. Publicity chairman for the Lethbridge drive is Mrs. D. W. McMuilin. FIVED $30 Michael Bauman, 19, of Lethbridge was fined $30 when he pleaded guilty in magistrate's court to common assault. WEST COAST SEAFOODS TRUCKLOAD SALE OF FRESH FISH AND SEAFOODS Will be held at FORT WH00P-UP SERVICE Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22 FROM 11 A.M. TO 8 P.M. A shipment of lake Whitefith, Pickerel and Northern Pike will bo included in this salt. ;