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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Tuesday, January 26, 1971 Telephone improvements planned Major telephone installations have been planned for the Spanvood, Elkford, Fording River, Fernie, Cranbrook and In-vermere areas, as part of B.C. Telephone Co.'s $4.3 million expansion program. The program is planning to bring about improved long dis tance service through the dls tricts, provide facilities for growth in local service, and bring entirely new service to some developing areas. Norm Wilson, manager of B.C. Telephone Co.'s East Kootenay district, said the cash outlay of this program will be the largest in any one year in the history of telephone service to the area. Grain quotas increased Further changes in producer delivery quotas for wheat, oats and barley were announced recently by the Canada wheat board. Quota increases effective im mediately include: four bushels per quota acre for wheat at Lethbridge; IS bushels for oats for all Prairie shipping points and 20 bushels per quota acre of barley at Brooks, Lethbridge and Vulcan. With the latest changes, delivery quotas are at the same level at all Prairie delivery points. The current quota position is. wheat four bushels per quota acre; barley, 20 bushels; oats 15 bushels; rye, eight bushels, flax, eight bushels; rapeseed 12 bushels. Also in effect are advance quotas of 10 bushels per quota acre for rye delivered to distil lers, 12 bushels for flax deliv ered to processing mills and bushels per quota acre of rape-seed delivered to processing mills. LEADERS AT WORK - Mrs. Remo Baceda, chairman of Heart Sunday, and Mrs. D. W. McMullen, publicity chairman, plan the areas to be covered by the all volunteer canvassers. The Heart Sunday drive w ill be held Feb. 14. It is hoped that the $13,500 total of last year's drive may be met and exceeded this year. More canvassers are still needed for the Heart Sun day drive, any interested persons should contact Mrs. Baceda, 327-5605, or Mrs. Me Mullen, 327-6870. Brigade has new home The St. John Ambulance As- sociation will move quarters at 1205 3rd 15 Feb. l, giving the association nursing. SI__L ___A__1 1____1 i to new class rooms, and an area for a Ave. S. training course in home its first central headquarters in Lethbridge. The new quarters, a renovated house, will offer office Desire to stop drinking only requirement in AA Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Cadet news The Navy League Wrenette Commander Jerome Corps No. 26 will parade tonight at 7 o'clock aboard ship at 10th Ave. and 17th St. S. Any girls 13-18 years interested in joining the corps are welcome to be at the ship by 6:45 p.m. or phone 327-5547. The No. 11 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets will host its annual parent's night Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the 702 Wing RCAFA Building at Kenyon Field. All cadets and their invited guests are asked to be in the building by 6:45 p.m. There will be no city bus service. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. It is self-supporting through members' voluntary donations. AA is not allied with any denomination, politics, organization or institution. It does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. The AA primary purpose is to keep members sober and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. Alcholism is considered by the public health service to be the No. 3 public health problem in the U.S. Only three per cent of alcoholics are on skid row. The other 97 per cent are found in homes, offices and factories. In Lethbridge there is an AA meeting every night of the week Monday to Saturday starting at 8 p.m. with a Sunday meeting at 11 a.m. There are an estimated 200 members in Lethbridge. Further information may be obtained on AA by phoning the numbers listed in the telephone book under AA or by referring to the advertisement in the personal column of The Herald's classified section. LETHBRIDGE LIONS AMATEUR SWIM CLUB Invites Young Swimmers To Try Out As Potential SPEED SWIMMERS Apply MRS. KEMMET Phone 327-6388 space, equipment storage It will be headquarters for the association's Lethbridge brigade. Stan Coxson, the St. John Ambulance area staff officer south of Calgary, said the new quarters will mean an increased opportunity for class instruction, enabling more people to take the training. The association is supported 100 per cent by the Community Chest. Mr. Coxson said this is the only source of income and it is enough to look after the rent and upkeep of the building, and provides working capital for association and upkeep of the brigade. "We will find it difficult to obtain furnishings for the building, such as stacking chairs, a desk, a gas or electric range, and some comfortable chairs and a chesterfield," he said. "All we have to do is bring our problem to the attention of Formation meeting for SPCA A organkational meeting has been set for this evening (Tuesday) for the formation of a Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Aniamals for Lethbridge and district. The meeting is to be held at the home of Mrs. Vi Kandel at 1319 9th Ave. S. at 7:30. Those who are interested in activities of the SPCA, but cannot stay for the meeting, are being asked to stop by to register. Organizers of the meeting report that a real need exists for the revival of an SPCA chapter for Lethbridge and district. They point to the four horses near Edmonton that died from exposure recently. It is suggested that similar neglect exists in the Lethbridge district "and there is no one to check up and report on the situations." from the public "so we can in crease our service to meet the demand." Any person with furnishing, suitable for use by the association are asked to call Stan Cox or Gerry DeHeer at 327-5193 night $100 million likely in 1971 1970 livestock value$83.9million The estimated valus of livestock which passed through Lethbridge public stockyards and federally Inspected packing plants during 1970 was $83.9 million. This figure indicates an increase of $7.3 million over 1969. The numbers of animals in- volved in the total are as follows: cattle 263,649, calves H,-875, hogs 113,517 and nheep 17,-277. Receipts of cattle at the public stockyards decreased by 856 head in 1978 over the previous year, while calves showed a marked decrease of 2,175 head. Council briefs Mayor Andy Anderson said I A seven  foot strip of a part Monday there was no need in of the lot is needed for ths Lethbridge for firemen to be widening of 13th St. N. and is recruited to aid the city's to be purchased at $2.50 per police department. square foot from Paul Kohut. Mayor Anderson was com- FIRM RE-APPOINTED menting on a report from The firm of Young, Parkyn, Saskatoon that Mayor Slid McNab and Co. was re- Buckwold has suggested fire- appointed by city council Mon- men take on some police du- day as the city auditors for ties, including riding in squad 1071. cars. The suggestion was the The company's fee will be result of a request from the $4,500 for the year not includ- police department for an extra ing any special audits that may 50 men. be required. Mayor Anderson said the CANVASS APPROVED local situation did not require Authority for a residential such a move and it would not be feasible in any event because firemen would not have the training or authority to carry out such duties. RATES APPROVED City council Monday filed a copy of public utilities order No. 30122 received from City Solicitor John Hammond. The order approves the interim rates to be charged by Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. Ltd., granted by the board at a hearing in Calgary last month. Mr. Hammond represented Lethbridge at the hearing. PLANS OKAYED Plans and specifications for a switchgear station for the University of Lethbridge .were approved by city council Monday. The station is needed to allow the university to set up its electrical power supply on a permanent basis. Estimated cost is $35,000 for She building. The approval was opposed by Alderman Jim Anderson, who the public and from past ex perience, we know we won be let down." Mr. Coxson said the associa-1 -7----- �� tion is asking for assistance objected to council approving specifications for a complex piece of equipment it knew little about. TO BUY STRIP City council Monday authorized the city solicitor to com- son at 328-7777 during the day plete negotiations for a portion at of the property at 135 13th St N. Social program to he investigated The preventive social services advisory committee is going to recommend to the city's budget committee that the budget of the Lethbridge Family Service homemaker program be approved for only the first six months of this year. The committee approved the budget for Jan. 1 to June 30. A meeting of the committee and board of the Lethbridge Family Service is to be arranged in the interim to decide what is going to happen after June 30. The committee wants an in-depth study of the homemaker program with special emphasis on the fee structure. Last year the program had expenditures of $38,546 and revenue of $9,491 including fees and United Appeal donation leaving a net cost of $29,055. The net cost is shared 20 per cent by the city and 80 per cent by the province. This year's budget calls for an $8,000 increase in expenditures ($46,405), a $2,000 drop in revenue ($7,270) for a $10,000 increase in net cost $39,035). In the revenue section only $4,100 is recorded for fees charged for the service. In the past the city has been denied the right to investigate the fee structure of the pro gram. The advisory committee is to recommend that $19,500 be given the program for the first six months of the year and that it's future operation be based on the results of the proposed study. The committee felt the program is a worthwhile and and bwtness canvass in Leth bridge by (he Alberta Heart Foundation was given Monday by city council. The canvass is traditionally held sometime in February. The main area c! increase was in slaughter cattle whV?h increased by 6,652 head or three per cent over I960. Lethbridge federally inspected packing plants slaughtered 26 par cent of the cattle slaughtered in Alberta packing plants during the year. Receipts of hogs Increased by 50.2 per cent in 1970. The Increase was due largely to the Lethbridge stockyards being designated as an assembly point for market hogs in southern Alberto when the Alberta Hogs Producers' Marketing Board began operations late in 1969, Export shipments of hogs to the U.S. from Lethbridge totalled 15,272, representing the largest number of hogs ever exported from the Lethbridge center. Hog exports to the U.S. in the past 10 years have previously been negligible. In 1970, total deliveries of sheep and lambs increased by 18 par cent, while in 1969, there, was a decrease of 38 per cent. Officials say the increase may be due in part to the unsaleable grain surplus of early 1970. Livestock officials expect 1971 to be even more active than 1970 at Lethbridge centers. With the establishment of the new Swift Canadian Ltd. peek" ing plant, (expected to begin operations in March), the total value of livestock handled in Lethbridge during the year should pass $100 million. Table shows progress The following chart shows the increase in volume at the Year 1970 1S69 1968 1967 1S66 1965 1964 1963 Stockyards 118.5 17.3 15.9 14.8 16.8 13.9 12.9 15.0 packing aollars. plants from 1983 Plants Total Value $65.4 $83.9 59.3 76.6 53.0 68.9 48.0 62.8 38.4 55.2 32.8 46.7 25.1 38.1 19.8 34.8 Vietnam veteran weeps over 'cruel, dirty" war By JIM WILSON Herald Staff Writer Emotions are not always pretty things, particularly when they reflect death and are visibly engraved on the face of a tearful man who just returned from a war he says be was forced to fight. Jimmy Flomond, a resident of Billings, Montana came to Lethbridge Monday to visit his sister. He was in Vietnam until less than two weeks ago, when his tour of duty - including 14 months of jungle warfare - came to an end. In tears and in obvious grief, he visited The Herald before returning home, so he could "tell the people of Canada how cruel and terrible that dirty war is." Mr. Flomond, who is 22 years old. was in the Third Marine Battalion's 26th Marines, and said he was "right in the middle" most of the time. He fought at Da Nang, Apbon Bang, Plei Kou, the Mekong Delta and "other places where all I remember is blood and filth and gore and death and more death all over." He was wounded several times, including once in the stomach, and has the scar from a Viet Cong butt that hit him on the side of the face. "I had to fight," he said. "I was drafted, and that's why I was there." He said no one remains human when they are fighting in a war. "There are lots of little babies, lots of mothers killed- shot by American forces and shot by Viet Cong forces and shot by everyone else. "Once I saw a little girl walk- needed service but that the es calating costs and dwindling revenue warrants investigation The homemaker service, which provides families with a homemaker in the event of emergencies, has been operat ing in the city for a number of vears. Persons receiving the service are charged a fee. The Catholic Family Service and the Lethbridge Family Bureau, both operating similar programs, joined forces and became the Lethbridge Family Service. uuvc x aaw a nine gin waiK- The $19,500 net cost approved ing toward us down a jungle by the committee would be roa