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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW? For yoyr convenience, we ore open Thursday and Friday evening! until 9 p.m. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CINTRE VIL1AGE MALL PHONE 3211201 The lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, January 25, 1972 PAGES 11 TO 20 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL ILOO. 740 4th AVE. S. LETHIKIDGE, ALHITA SEE US FOR ML YOUR OPTICAL NEEDS THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE Student: in the Head- itort program of St. Patrick's School eagerly thumb through a of new books donated to the class by the Tau chap- ter of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Looking on are, left to right, Verno Blair, president of the chapter, Lorraine Cardukes, Headsrart teacher and Dr. Stanley Perkins, chairman of the Headstart board of directors. Headstart is a city preventive social services department program designed to give disadvantaged five-year-olds a "head- start" in preparation for Qrade 1. Indian discrimination charges made against some city department stores By RUDY HAUGENEDER Staff Writer Big business in Lethbridge discriminates against Indians The Herald has been told. Blatant discrimina tdon against Indian youths by ma- jor, usually United States-own- ed, department stores is report- ed by a well-respected Leth- bridge white woman. The Lethbridge Friendship Centre's Teen Organization the majority of whose mem- bers are Indian' youlh have been conducting a store-to- store canvass to obtain gifts for a bingo Feb. 2. The profit realized from the bingo will be used to continue the financially-plagued Friend- ship Centres youth' activities. Evidently the major shop- ping centre-located department stores have adopted "a shove Off, you Indian" attitude when approached for donations In contrast the smaller, pri- vately-owned shops located pri- marily downtown, have offered substantial gifts, the woman said. Among the downtown stores which contributed gifts are the chain stores located there. The purpose of the Friend- ship Centre and its teen or- ganizations is to improve un- derstanding between whites and Indians and to provide so- cial services including personal counselling and recreation, In both groups. Examples of "blatant dis- crimination and prejudice" pointed out by the white wom- an were: don't contribute to' that type of organization." When the reasons for asking for Hie donation were outlined the store manager replied, "That's not our problem, it's followed by a loudly- voiced "no department store manager told the white woman to "come out" to Hie store and when she arrived, accompa- nied by two young Indian girls, a noticeable change resulted on the part of the manager, who said, and also im- plied: No gifts to type" of organization; manager of yet anoth- er major department store, who knew the purpose of the donation, has conveniently been out every time someone has been sent to pick up the gift. Some of stores have tiie contributing also exercised a form of discrimination, the woman said. Whenever she personally went to pick up a gift it was usually larger than originally anticipated. However, when well-dressed Indian youths went to pick up gifts they were usually much less in value than expected. "It seems Indians are only as good as their money or are good as long as the money the woman said. "Open discrimination and prejudice like that makes me so darn mad. "And it certainly isn't prac- ticing she said. CUFF BUCK, Cirtifiid Dental Mechanic frLACK DENTAL LABfl Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 317-2823 John Lee Hooker tries again John Lee Hooker didn't make it to town Sunday, but Leth- bridge will still have a chance to see the great blues singer perform tonight at in the Exhibition Pavilion. Hooker, and the Hooker Blues Band have had a few unfortunate experiences in starting off their six-city West- em Canada tour. The air strike caused changes in travel plans, and the group was forced to jour- ney through the U.S. by ear on its way from Victoria to Nel- son, B.C. They faced a further delay when they were stopped by U.S. border officials while at- tempting to re-enter Canada. Border guards detained them for three hours and made a thorough search of both men and equipment before allowing them entry. The tour arrived in Nelson in time to perform, but weather conditions on leaving were so Ideal for SOCIAL GATHERINGS i Clubs Lodges Sororities Weddings AVAILABLE IN BULK ORDERS special savings for small or largo parlies! DELIVERED READY TO SERVE TO ANY PREMISES Wi recommend your taking advantage of EXTRA SAVINGS by olio ordering lht> following in bulk: SALADS PARKERHOUSE ROLLS' From our PASTRY DEPARTMENT DELICIOUS FRENCH CRUSTY MEAD AND ROILS FINE FOODS and BAKERY 1021 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHQNF. 311-7751 bad that their average speed was 10 miles per hour. Road conditions were extremely haz- ardous and when they were in- volved in one near-accident, they made arrangements to postpone their Lethbridge con- cert. As of Sunday, 600 tickets had been sold and when refunds were offered because of the postponement only six were re- quested. Advance sales have in past represented about 20 per cent of the number of people in at- tendance. Hooker has been around the world several times and his performances in Europe drew larger crowds than the suc- cessful "Cream." According to Hank Zevallos of Vancouver's booking agency Earth Breeze, which arranged Hooker's concert tour, the agency had been "a little wor- ried" about public responses to a figure who had such little previous publicity in Hiose cities. However tickets have been sold out for his .first concerts on the tour and if a similar re- sponse is experienced locally, Earth Breeze has many big entertainers planned for future dates. cost Tenders coming for west side reservoir By RICHARD BURKE Staff Writer The administration was in- structed by city council Mon- day to call for lenders for the construction of a water reservoir in West LeLnbridge. The project has been approv- ed by the federal government under the Local Incentives Pro- gram for winter works, and will cost the city an estimated An additional for labor costs will be borne by the federal government by way of forgiveness grants, if the pro- ject is completed by May 31. City Manager Tom Nutting said the project should be started as -oon as possible to take advantage of the forgive- ness grant. He also said the reservoir will give the council committee now negotiating with land de- Advisory group named Five citizens-al-large were appointed to the community services advisory committee by city council Monday night. D. E. Munton, Ron Viney, Ken Sailer, James Gough and Dorin Berlando were selected from a list of about 20 names to serve on the committee for the next year. The committee -will meet once month to discuss cur- rent community service, pro- grams with a view to making recommendations to and pro- viding information for city council. The bylaw establishing the committee authorizes it to act as a liaison between commu- nity groups and individuals, and to work in cooperation with the various levels of govern- ment and their agencies. The committee will also rec- ommend policy to council for grants and municpal aid for community service programs. The bylaw allows the com- miitee lo establish ad hoc com- mittees from other local citi- zens on specific subjects within its jurisdiction. In order lo comply with the bylaw, it is expected the com- mittee will hold its first meet- ing Wednesday. velopers to go into West Leth- bridge an added incentive to of- fer developers. Council also gave tentative approval of the capital budget, modified lo include construc- tion of a 37 acre lake in West Lethbridge at a cost of Another modification in the five year capital budget in- cludes a expenditure this year for a bridge and road approach design for the 6th Ave. S. crossing of the Oldman River to the west side. West Lethbridge devel o p- meat got a further shot in the arm from council when the hiring of a consultant to render planning, architectural and landscape designs for the first phase of development was ap- proved. Interform Planning and De- sign Ltd. will act as an advisor to the council negotiating com- mittee. The firm will produce pre- liminary designs and concep- tual drawings of commercial service centres and buildings, street fixtures and graphics and landscaping for parks, the lake and open space. The council negotiating com- mittee is talking with several large developers, but no details are available. The first phase is lo include acres and is expected to cost an estimated 510 million private funds. Aid C.am Barnes was sent from the meeting. at- No budget yet The 1972 operating budget was not approved Monday, pri- marily due to a protracted de- bate on the local transit sys- tem in particular the request for the purchase of a new bus. The administration submitted a report on the costs of the transit system with and wiBiout BK school bus service. The report was requested by council last week after the question arose as to whether a new bus was to be purchased for general transit service or for the school bus runs. Aid. Sieve Kbtch said if the requistion was for school ser- vice, two school buses should be ordered at apiece rather than one passenger bus at 000. City Manager Tom Nutting said analysis of the transit sys- tem could not properly be brok- en down into general service and school service. He stressed that the passen- ger buses used on the school runs are also used on the city runs. Aid. BiU Kergan took that a step further. He said since the bus service is for the citizens and that he is "under the im pression that the children are citizens of the there should be no question about buying a passenger bus. Utility director Oliver Erdos said a new passenger bus would be needed even without the school service. The expenditure for a passenger bus remains in the budget. Marshall Wells closes out city and Alberta operations Controversy developing in hog slaughter plant issue By RIC SWI1IART Staff Writer The province and the Alber- ta Hog Producers Marketing Board are looking with disfa- vor on the procedures of North American Integrated Food Pro- cessors Co. Ltd. in establishing a million hog slaughtering and processing plant in south- em Alberta. Dr. Hugh Horner, Alberta minister of agriculture, said in a telephone interview this mor- ning that the only basis on which the project can go ahead is if the company remains in the processing and marketing end of the industry. Fernando Ricafort, director and technical manager of the company, has told producers in two public meetings that he proposes a head multiplier herd to produce some of the necessary breeding stock. This is apparently in the original plans for the project. "I'm not impressed with all this nonsense I've stressed time and time again that Mr. Ricafort is restricted to producing only an experimen- tal unit of less than 100 hog in his multiplier said Dr. Horner. "We welcome him lo Albcr- LEROY'S PLUMBING AND GASFITTING IEKOY Phons IRLINDSON 311-1401 ta to process and market hogs but he can't get into hog pro- duction." Dr. Horner said the produc- tion of hogs for this project must lie with the Alberta hog producers. If Mr. Ricafort will tell the producers the quality o[ breed- ing stock he is looking for they can supply all he needs. There are enough produco-s to supply the seed stock. All he (Mr. Ricafort) has to do is outline the specifications. Dr. Homer said until Mr. Ricafort meels with the Alber- ta Hog Producers Marketing Board and gets clearance and until he gets clearance from the department of agriculture, he will receive no assistance in the form of incentive grants. Federal Agriculture Minister Bud Olson indicated much the same information would be needed before a federal incen- tive grant would be forthcom- ing. Mr. Ricafort must also ne- gotiate with the marketing board to establish a method of buying the hogs through the marketing board's teletype sys- tem. The board has a controlling factor in the sale of all hogs in Alberta. Slen Berg, chairman of the marketing board, said Irom his office In Edmonton Mon- day, thai Mr. Ricafort is go- ing ahead with plans without the marketing board's cerllfi- i cation. I He Mid this is impoulble since he needs the okay of the board lo operate in Alberta. "He must negotiate with the board to set up the proper framework before he goes any further." Another m a j or downtown store has closed its doors. Marshall-Wells RetaU Store, 318 6th St. S., has sold its stock to Madeods Family Shopping Centre in Centre Village Mall. Marshall Wells, which last year had eight company-owned stores in Alberta, now has none. The Lethbridge and We- taskjwin stores were the last to go- Ken Latimer, district manag- er, said the dosing of the Leth- bridge store and others was a corporate decision made by Gambles of Minneapolis. Gam- bles also owns Macleods and Stedmans stores. Gambles is building up its franchise business and getting out of the retail business, be said. The move has proven suc- cessful in the U.S. and now is under way in Canada. The Lethbridge Marshall- Wells store was among the most successful stores in Al- berta. Closure in Lethbridge because the store was not successful, he said. The Marshall Wells staff has been offered jobs at Ma- deods. Mr. Latimer will re- WITNESSES CONFER Jehovah's Witnesses from two Lethbridge congregations played host to more than 826 people at a three day conven- tion at the Sports Centre last weekend. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 Sin St. S. Phone 31B409J McCready-Baines Pharmacy A Friend the family can rely on! Prescription? Phone in It Gets There Fast! When you're confined to bed, or juil when you don't well tneugh to pick up a prttcripllon call ui. deliverl McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd AVI. S. Phone 327-3555 main with Marshall-Wells. He will be transferred from Leth- bridge later. No new tenants have been signed up for the property. Marshall Wells has a long- term lease and "there is notb ing in the cards yet for sub- leasing." __ __ The closure of M a r shall- Wells in the downtown area follows closely on the heels of the Metropolitan store across the alley. Marshall Wells stores will continue to operate in Alberta on a franchise basis. LOCAL DENTIST When pioneers of early Can- ada had a toothache they called on the local blacksmith who had the kind of tools needed to pull out the painful teetii. Water study planned Associated Engineering Ser- vices Lid. of Calgary will be hired by the city as consultants to do a study on improvements to the local water system. City council Monday ap- proved hiring the firm at an es- timated cost of The study will entail a re- view of the original design of the water system and comple- tion of a new design for reno- vation of Hie water treatment plant, reservoir and pumping station. Warmer weather? Forget it What can you tell me good about the weather this morn- ing "Nothing, and I think I'll hang- up right now" replied foe weatherman. Is it going to get any warmer today? "Oh, the temperature will soar to about 15 degrees to H> degrees below zero he said. But it's already 18 degress below right now! "That's right, it doesn't look like it will change much today does he snorted. The fearless weather prefllo- lor then went on to explain that the cause of the current chill in the air was a cold front center- ed in the Yukon, with a ridge extending south and east, well into the states. In an attempt to rub salt on the frostbite he quickly added- the high pressure area wag currently moving, but would make little difference in the weather because it was backed up by another stationary high pressure area over the Pacific. He muttered something about the Pacific high, which he call-1 ed an omega high because or1 its shape, acting as a barrier and preventing any other weather fronts from entering. "It won't be getting any wanner until the Yukon high dissipates or another weather front moves in, and I don't see any of that happening very soon at least not in the next 36 he said. After a to roll his dice, cast his whale bones and spit into the wind his prediction was "Keep your coats buttoned, your furnaces on and cars plugged in, its going to be cold for a while yet." ORGANS NEW and USED MUSICLAND WE TAKE GRAIN! ;