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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE UETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, January 27, 1975 Council agenda crowded for tonight's session Everything from inflation and industrial park green strips to Sportsplex rates and transportation of the han- dicapped during the Winter Games crowds city council's agenda tonight. Inflation is discussed in a report to council from City Manager Allister Findlay on a recent request from Local 70 of, the Canadian Union of Public Employees for a mid contract wage hike. The report puts the cost of living increase from 1974 at 12.4 per cent, 1.44 per cent higher than the 10.96 per cent wage increase the union negotiated in 1974. The second year of the con- tract calls for only a 10 per cent wage hike in 1975. "Although I am sym- pathetic to adjusting some classifications, I am afraid this would have a snowball effect with all other unions and administrative says city Personnel Director Gerry Hopman in the report. SMALLER BUFFER ZONE Another report going to council Monday suggests reducing a 300 foot wide "green strip" separating residential and industrial areas between 5th and 9th Avenues N. on 28th Street, to 100 feet. The report, from planners with the Oldman River Regional Planning Com- mission, points out that the land hides nothing because of a lack of intensive land- scaping. Screening with small hills, and trees and shrubs could be done more adequately and at less cost if the area was narrower, it suggests. The remaining 200 foot width could be sold for small one -.story workshops which would also provide screening, and the funds could be used to buy more parkland elsewhere. If council goes along with the suggestion it will have to notify all adjoining land owners, under provisions ,of the Planning Act, and hold a public hearing before the proposed action can be taken. SPORTSPLEX RATES Yet another report to coun- cil sets out proposed rental rates for Sportsplex facilities for a' six month trial period. The rates include a per hour charge for use of the Sportsplex ice surface by minor hockey and figure skating organizations, per hour for "other non profit no admission" hockey and for skating parties. A number of resolutions from Aid. Tony Tobin will also be heard, including one asking the city to lease a vehicle to transport handicapped people to various Winter Games events in the city. Aid. Tobin also asks in another resolution that coun- cil agree to provide servicing to one acre of land for the Rehabilitation Society of Lethbridge to enable it to proceed with immediate ex- pansion plans. He is requesting that all persons and business located in the phase two area of down- town redevelopment be sent a letter explaining zoning changes the bylaw passed at council's last meeting made on the area and the effect of those changes on property. Aid. Bil Kergan also has a resolution before council. He wants it known that council" reassures and in fact re emphasises that council welcomes any citizen to appear before council at any regular council meeting or at any town hall meeting. Aid. Kergan says he's sub- mitting the resolution because "it has been intimated in cer- tain quarters that citizens are sometimes not aware of what action council may take that may effect their well being." Council's meeting starts at p.m. Post-sun action set for Games Instermatic TIME-ALL 24 hour automatic portable lamp and appliance timer. discourages burglars easy to set welcomes you home PRICED AT 13 25 DOWNTOWN There won't be a lack of ac- tion for Winter Games spec- tators and athletes after the sun sets on each day's sports events. The Games' Western Hospitality Committee, filling in athletes' idle hours, has put together a succession of amusements for the public and performers: The more relaxing side of the winter competitions will begin following the official opening of the Games with a western "hoedpwn" for ceremony spectators, says Vera Ferguson, hospitality boss. The two hour whoop-up will be included in the admis- sion price to the opening ceremony and will feature two bands and the Southern. Alberta Square Dance Club. Another event that will include the public and athletes will be the Feb. 16 pancake breakfast sponsored by the city. The city will toss out for the free breakfast "as a thank you to citizens and Aid. 'Ferguson says. The VIPs attending the Games will lie partying at the expense of individual provin- cial governments. "The city thought it better to put on a pancake breakfast for the people rather than spend on a VIP she explains. Other functions that will be available to anyone during the Games include a Games revue and folk sing Feb. 12, a Youth jazz band from Nova Scotia Feb. 16, and a drama festival Feb. and 19, all at the Yates. The jazz band will also be performing at St. Andrew's Church gymnasium Feb. 17 and 19. Some events during the Games will be strictly for athletes, with many being staged at the villages in Lethbridge and Pincher Creek. The hospitality committee has arranged for games rooms and movies in the village here. A cabaret will also be put on for the athletes. In Pincher Creek athletes will have dances, a barbecue and will be able to view the NAPI Indian dancers. In each Games site, lounges have been set aside for athletes. RICK ERVIN photos Addressing the haggis Charles Mortice, insert, cut haggis with a Pipe Major Alistair Qilchrist, and Drum Major traditional dagger. Assisting in the ceremony were Archie Muirhead, right. 300 attend Robert Burns Night ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC 328-4095 Havea weekend away -our way At Calgary's Four Seasons Hotel Got a good reason to get away? An anniversary? A second honeymoon? Or just a need to be by yourselves? Come, let us spoil you. Take advantage of our special weekend-for-two plan. l( includes; Limousine service ID and from tht airport if you irriva by DftluiB accommodttion for Friday or'Siturdiy night. Your room includes color cable TV, individual heal controls, and luxurious fumfthfrtgs. A gourmet dinner tor two in the elegant Trader's Dining or the intimate Whealsheaf. Sunday brunch in the WnutthMf or perhaps breakfast in bed. Complimentary elevator putts lo Ihe Calgary Tower's observation deck, lounge and revolving restaurant. In House Movie Pamper yourself some more there's an'indoor swimming pool, and a soothing and restful whirlpool bath. There's room service around Ihe clock. Pleasant shops to browse through. Give yourself a weekend tn yourselves. You earned it and we'll take great care of you. Come and see. per person baj.ad on double occupancy (Friday or Saturday night) Extra night per person. Single occupancy add For more information and reservations call FourSeasonsHotd Calgary 266-7331 Reserve man heads program A native of the Blood Reserve will assume the new position of chairman, Univer- sity of Lethbridge native American studies program July 1. A graduate of the U jof L, Leroy Little Bear expects to receive his law degree from the University of Utah in June. He has worked in the aboriginal rights and Indian claims fields. Mr. Little Bear also was a member of the advisory board which designed the Native American studies program in- stituted at the U of L in September. The program is designed to meet the needs of native people. Mr. Little Bear is also to teach several classes on In- dian legal rights at the univer- sity. By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer A bit o' Burns, a wee bit o' haggis an' a lot o' fun. That was the result here Saturday of a celebration of the 216th anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The ceremony, held at the Royal Canadian Legion, featured drink, a meal, a dance, and haggis, of which Burns surely would have approved. It was sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Pipe band. The annual event drew nearly 300 people who dined on McGregor's blood (tomato laich cuts o' roastit beef (roast wee gree ingins chappit taties green peas and carrots. But it was the old Scots' dish, haggis, that gave to the meal its true Scottish flavor. Haggis is bits of meat, oatmeal and other ingredients cooked in a sheep's stomach. The dish was piped into the dining hall in the traditional manner. Bearing the haggis on a tray, Drum Major Archie Muirhead, followed Pipe Major Alistair Gilchrist around a table of guests and up to the front table where Charles Morrice addressed the haggis and slashed it with a dagger. The whole ceremony, with the nasal ring of the pipes, the flash of tartans and pitch of the thick Scots' ictus, kept thoughts of Scotland and Robert Burns in mind. Jack Whyte, delivering an address to memory of the poet, described Burns as a man that has "gained fame and notoriety, has been built in Scotland and abroad, who was a rogue and who wrote some the greatest love lyrics in poetry." With those words, and more added by other speakers including Morris MacFarlane and Rev. Bruce Field, the magic of Burns, a drunkard and womanizer and one of the greatest poets in Scots' history, settled on the dinner. Weekend mishaps injure some Picture Butte RCMP are an accident in which four persons escaped major injury Sunday at a.m., four miles east of Nobleford on Highway 519. Injured in the one car rollover were driver John Peters and passengers Gary Oike, Sheila Billiard and Kevin Lushia, all of Nobleford. They were treated and released at St. Michael's Hospital. Four other persons received minor injuries in two city auto accidents over the weekend. Ruth Brown Christofferson of Montana was treated in hospital and released after her car and one driven by Julius Steve Parascak, 119 17th St. S., collided at Mayor Magrath Drive and 10th Avenue S. at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Christofferson car jumped a curb, went down a boulevard, passed through a fence and came to rest on Henderson Lake Golf Course, police said. Damages were es- timated at Albert E. Dickinson, 945 14th St. S. was southbound on the 800 block of 13th Street S. when his car and a southbound car driven by David George Collis of Cardston collided. An impaired driving charge is pending against Mr. Dickin- son, police said. Mr. Collins and his wife received minor back injuries. Damages were estimated at J150. Driver condition serious A Lethbridge truck driver, Dennis Carlson, 26, is reported in serious condition today in Foothills Hospital in Calgary with multiple injuries sustained in a two truck collision near Crowsnest Lake Friday. He was driving a truck to Summit Lime Works when he was in collision with an east- bound auto carrier, driven by Daniel Gunson, 24, of Surrey, B.C. Mr.. Gunson suffered minor injuries and spent the night at Crowsnest Pass Hospital. City Man pleads guilty of theft A 21-year-old Saskatchewan man who pleaded guilty to breaking into a Lethbridge restaurant because he was hungry Dec. 4 was remanded for sentencing until Jan. 30 in provincial court. Wilfred Bird told Sever! Poulsen, 20, 976 A 12th St. A S., pleaded guilty in Lethbridge city police in a Provincial court to breaking into Hagen Electric on Saturday, statement read in court he About in tools were stolen. broke into the Scenic Drive A Entry was gained by cheating a doorlock, police say. About and W Dec 4 because he was of the stolen material was recovered Saturday afternoon hungry when police entered a Lethbridge home with a search warrant. Mr. Poulsen was remanded in custody one week for senten- cing, as court was told he has a previous record. Dorian Gambler, 22, of Cardston, reserved his election and plea on separate charges of breaking into Hopp's Garage, 301 2nd Avenue South, and assaulting a police officer. Mr. Gambler was arrested Sunday afternoon and police allege he assaulted a constable as he was being placed in a cell. Mr. Gambler, who also faces .an intoxication charge, was remanded in custody for one week. Man robbed 'through hunger' In, court testimony Friday, he said he took some ham- burger patties, some buns and some chips and then went to Marshall Auto Wreckers Ltd. where he cooked them. He said he was intoxicated at the time. Library volunteers needed FORT MACLEOD (Special) Joyce Nbwicki, part time librarian at the RCMP Centennial Library here, says she needs volunteer help to get the library ready for its opening. The date of the opening to the reading public will be an- nounced later. More than half the books from the old library are now on the new shelves. The library was officially opened Dec. 14, 1974, by Culture, Youth arid Recrea- tion Minister Horst Schmid. Three men jointly charged with break, enter and theft and assault causing bodily harm were committed to stand trial following the conclusion of a preliminary hearing in provincial court Friday. Charged are: Darrell Edward Gorzitza, 20, Vulcan; Allan Curtis Ingraham, 27, and Delmer Jones, 20, both of no fixed address. The men were charged after a Vulcan home was broken into Aug. 14 and a resident of the home beaten. The preliminary began in October but had to be adjourn- ed so trial transcripts could be. examined. Provincial Judge George Lynch-Staunton ordered a publication ban on C.P.C.D. HOMEMAKER SERVICES 327-5725 CMNMDMMMMMMe CUFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEMCAL DENTAL KM LomrLml PHONE U7-1III Library schedules busy week A violin recital, great book discussion and a few films will highlight programs this week at the Lethbridge Public Library. Tuesday, the great books discussion in the library boardroom at 8 p.m. will centre on Pompey by Plutarch. Wednesday a violin recital by Norbert Bohem, a Lethbridge string teacher, will be featured in the theatre and the next night a film, Search for the Bow Headed Whale, will be shown, both at 8 p.m. A Leonardo da Vinci display of 25 working engineering models built from da Vinci plans, will be opened 8 p.m. Satur- day with a film discussing da Vinci, the engineer. Poetry reading Tuesday The University of Lethbridge Whiteout series a poetry reading by Karen Nutting, Tuesday, January 28 at p.m. Ms. Nutting, a Lethbridge poet, will give a 30-minute reading of some recent works, followed, by a brief question and discussion period. Resisting arrest cost An 18-year-old Lethbridge man who had pleaded not guilty to a charge of resisting arrest changed his plea to guilty at his trial Wednesday and was fined J54 or 15 days in jail. James A: Hegland, 1517 4th Ave. N., was charged following an incident at of Portralt photographs of a Lethbridge home Dec. 7. Pincher Creek oldtimers, will be reprinted this year as a project of the local New Consumers' classes scheduled in A course on consumer education to begin at the University' The new edition will have of Lethbridge in February will include speakers from the Con- several additional picture sumers' Association of Canada and the Alberta department of pages, consumer affairs. Oldtimers may send photos The consumer and the law course is to be held at the for the book to Ila White, Box Lethbridge public library Thursday evenings from Feb 8 to m, or Jean Tucker, Box 1207, March 20. Pincher Creek. the in connection with th 13 hold-up of the Roya Leslie Akira Matsui, 22, in Barons was remande 16th St. N., charged with Feb. 28. for election an ing a narcotic in his sion for the purpose of Ragan's lawyer; Kei ficking, was remanded told the court hi Feb. 7 for election and wished to reserve hi Mr. Matsui is charged and plea until UK having a high grade of of a preliminar juana, sometimes for another mar elephant sticks, in his in the robbery. sion Jan. 19 for the purpose other man is Donalc Black, 24, of Barons preliminary is Feb. 27. A Gary Gold, 18, man, Pat William who pleaded not guilty to 24, Barons, is also lawfully trafficking a with armed-robbery stance represented to connection with the in- marijuana was remanded un- til Jan. 31 for have not recovered Mr. Gold was originally the taken in charged with trafficking robbery, marijuana on Aug. 20 but this charge was dropped because an analysis of the DENTURE CLINIC showed it was mainly 1922 basil a 337.6565 S. P. FOX, C.D.M. Steven Michael Ragan, 24, Barons, charged with IETHBRID6E DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDCS. Photo book reprint planned PINCHER' CREEK (Special) Memories, a book WHAT'S HAPPENED TO MASTOID OPERATIONS? Thirty-five years ago Mastoiditis, an in- flammation of the mastoid bone cells located behind the ears, was responsible for many operations which left unsightly scars. Now, a prescription for a few dollars worth of medi- cation, if taken in time, makes an operation unnecessasry. But, any pain about the ear should receive immediate medical attention. You save sick- ness time and perhaps even your life when you consult a physician. George and Rod uy... Yards Kilometers Meters Litres Cubic Centimeters Temperatures Be a real wizard came in for your compli- mentary "Metric Conversion Guide." DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN RODNEY FrMMtar cma OEORQb Ml An. -ClM 1M-I111 ;