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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HOUDAY IN EUROPE Taks advanta8e of the Special Youth Fore, now In effect Only return Only return For Travel between June 20tlh and July 25th add en {20 For Information and conloct: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VillAOE WEST END Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184___________ The City tax receipts increase City Finance Director Alli- ster Findlay said Friday the city was off to "an excellent start" in tax collections for 1971. TIJS enthusiasm stemmed from the fact that at the end of June (the cut-off date for penalty-free payments) collec- tions stood at almost or 83.9 per cent of the esti- mated levy of Last year at the same time only or 76.1 per cent of the 1970 levy, had been paid by local property owners. Payments for the final week in June amounted to Mr Findlay said during the last few days the rush was on and the city was taking in more than million a day. _ A probable reason for the in- creased tax payments this year he said was the prov- ince's upping the homeowner tax discount to from (Persons qualifying for the in- come supplement receive a Application for the discount now has to be made in the current tax year, Mr. Findlay said, and this has been a factor in getting people to pay their taxes. OUR OSCAR SECOND SECTION Lcthbridge, Alberta, Saturday, July 3, 1971 PAGES 13 TO 24 II ll'i a GREAT DAY la !l SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVOKITI (Special Prlut on Bulk Ordert) ERICKSEN'S J021 3rd Axe. 5. Ph. 328-8U1 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 Building deadline passes as Hull Block land idle By HERB JOHNSON Staff Writer July 1 has come and gone and the Hull Block property east of Gait Gardens is still a city- operated parking lot. The property is owned by Marathon Realty Co. Ltd. and according to the terms of its agreement for sale with the dty a hotel valued at a minimum of million was to have been started by July 1. Marathon paid the city 000 for the land and was to have begun construction by Jan. 15. This deadline was later extend- ed to July 1. The city asked Marathon Fertility selection to be explained THAT'SALL FOLKS Lloyd "Miles" Roadhouse, left, nnd Sam "Smoky" Shaw brought in their final before retirement, helping to bring to a close CP Rails passenger .ervice to Lethbridge. Miles' trairr, the 6-40 p m dayliner from Calgary, was the final service from Calgary. The same train left this morning with another bound for Calgary the absolute final Wh- oridg. rail passenger service. Smoky's last tram was th. a.m. from Medicine Hat, the dayl ner from that city. -Photos by Ed South African animal expert Dr. Jan Bonsma will address south Alberta cattlemen at the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion Monday at a.m. Dr. Bonsma has become world famous for his ability to show cattlemen how to visual- ly select bulls and cows for fertility. After many years of expe- ience he is able to relate visual anatomical and phys- ological features to the breed- ing potential of the animal. His ability to look at a cow and then relate its sex history and also its future potential is almost uncanny, said Chris Mills, secretary of the West- ern Stock Growers' Associa- tion. Mr. Mills said Dr. Bonsma is Miles, Smoky, take different tracks i_ ni fft 9 otia "If you're not going to hack out those ash and elm seedlings in the back yard, call parks superintendent Bill Brown and we'll donate them to the city free. The people at 253 15th St. N., are going to do the same thing." MOVING? CALL By JIM WILSON Staff Writer "Smoky" and "MUes" have a lot of years of railroading be- hind them, and it spices their talk, their attitudes their very lives with a special atmos- phere. They retired Friday along with CP Rail's last Leth- bridge passenger runs. "Smoky" is a nickname giv- en years ago to Sam Shaw, a 65 year old CP Kail engine- man. It is said that when Smoky1 lit up his corncob and stood be- side the old steam engines, it was difficult to tell which was the pipe and which was the train's chimney. Sam retired from CP Friday morning with the a.m. train to Lethbridge from Medi- cine Hat. He'd spent a total of 49 years on the trains, watch- ing them change from, the "small" 50 car steam pulled chains to the, more modern ISO- car diesels. He started in Cranbrook in 1923 when he was 16 years old in the railway's most junior "wiper." A wiper had the dubious priv- ilege of lighting up the engines, cleaning out the fireboxes and generally "messing Smoky says. He spent some time working his way up the ranks, and final- ly became a fireman the man responsible for keeping the train's engine running and also helping to watch for whatever problems might appear on the tracks ahead. He moved to Medicine Hat in 1927, and came to Lethbridge in 138. In 1945 he was "wrote up' to engineer, following success in a number of examinations. "I got to take runs all over the place, particularly when I was on spare board and they'd send me Smoky says. bus. Ho started on the dayliner about four years ago, having worked on it as a relief engi- neer for several years prev- think that's the area I've seen change most, he says. "When I started out, pas sengers and freight were botl mportant, but today the pas >enger service has r e a 11 AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES CUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic JBLACK DENTAL LAB lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. PHONE 327-2822 PHONE 'N1 EAT _ Tantalizing Chinese Food Lotus Sunshine Fried Chicken Delivered to your door steaming hot No Delivery Charge for Orders over JUST CALL I AT Iff 327-0240 OR I I 327-2297 L V I U J CPR DePot Open Weekdays 7 a.m. 2 a.m. Sundays 11 a.m. p.m. ropped off people don't take rains anymore." Retirement? Not likely inac- ve, he says. "I like to fish, you know. And lien (his wife) and I will visit pme people we haven't seen in awhile." They plan to remain in jethbridge at 318 12th St. N. "MUes" 'Road house or Joyd, as most people know him says he came by his nickname because he used to be fond of saying his job "is nothing but happiness as long as we're making our miles. Miles retired after bringing in the p.m. dayliner from Calgary. He started working for UP Kail June 22, 1922 at the age of 15, in Penticton, B.C. He start- ed right in as a fireman first big challenge." He moved to Calgary in 1928 then to Lethbridge in 1941. In 1945 he too was "wrote up" to engineer. He has 49 years o' CP service. Most of his work has been within the province. "I fired out of Calgary In all he says enthusias tically. "But railroading went out o the railroads with the diesels All the challenge left what user, to be an exciting job. Busy time at Time If the old adage that time, Sunday morning and fly th T a asses more quickly when a e r s o n is kept busy is true, me should really fly for Time Mrways Ltd. tomorrow. Sunday will be a busy day or Time. With the Agricultural nstitute of Canada convention Larting Monday, an estimated 50 to 200 persons will arrive y air in a three-day period. Tune owner Walter "Stubb" [Joss is facing the situation vith equanimity. He estimates a peak load of about 55 arrivals to be transported from Calgary to Lethbridge Sunday night and feels sure the airline can handle them with no real iroblems. Time has four planes, with a total seating capacity of 42. These will all go to Calgary delegates to Lethbridge hey arrive. Mr. Ross says n one will have more than a two hcur delay at Calgary. His jlanes will simply just kee Hying until everyone is safe ir Lethbridge. Just in case and Mr. Rns is confident it won't be neede is a Boeing 737 stanefore city council. Deputy Mayor Rex Little said he was not willing to speculate on whether council would decide on another extension. Up until the time of the ex- piry of the building permit at noon Thursday the city had the right to repurchase the land at the same amount Marathon paid Dr. Bonsma spoke to a group of cattlemen in Lacombe S'at- urday. 'It used to be a challenge to our skill as a fireman or an gineer to decide to pass up a ater tank or a coal drop, ant t a few hours off your run. "That way you'd change your meets' (meeting a train com- g toward you, so being side- acked) and see how efficient ou could be." Today, Miles says, that's all one there are no water or stops because diesels "run orever" without fueling up. "I think my best memories are firing up the old type en- pies on the Kettle Valley run southern B.C.) but it was 11 fun, even the past two years n the dayliner here." Miles says he and his wife Dorothy plan to stay in Leth- iridge in their home at 1607 th Ave. S., but will likely pend the three deep winter months in Arizona every year. "We'll also take in a little travel time, and we hope to get o Europe this year." Appointments seen soon An announcement is expected soon from the office of Attor- ney-General Edgar Gerhart on the appointment of Lethbridge's new police commission. City council Monday ap- proved Aldermen Jim Ander- son and Vera Ferguson as the two council appointees; the re- maining three board members will be named by Mr. Gerhart Mayor Andy Anderson has made recommendations to Mr Gerhart on the selection o these members, one of whom will be the chairman. College has top opening The Lethbridge Community College is seeking its first vice- president through an extensive Advertising campaign, with ap- plications deadline set at July 1. It will be the first time since he college's opening in 1957 that the second-in-command has existed at LCC. Applicants must possess a east a master's degree, with E varied background of adminis xative experience, preferabl., in educational or business inst tutions. The job will involve planning organizational work and admii istrative duties under the direc tion of LCC President Dr. C.D New police commissions ar being unpointed throughout th province, in line with provincia legislation that came into effec July 1. MIKE HANZEL SHOE REPAIR EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR 317 7th STREET SOUTH J WINNERS OF 5 CAR SWEEPSTAKE DRAW DRAWN ON JUNE 26, 1971 UKRANIAN CATHOLIC DIOCESAN RECREATION BRANCH, EDMONTON 1." Ticket No. 146070 _ Buick. Leanne Roe Morcenuk. 10303 84lh St., Edmonton, Alberta. 2. Ticket No. 4087 Buick Dianne Chamoschuck, Bowview Motor Hotel, Banff, Alberta. 3. Ticket No. 120275 Pontiac Joe Poznicki, 1327 Child Ave. N. E, Calgary, Alberta. 4. Ticket No. 127147 Pontiac Ross McDonald, 1781 Madore Street, Coquitlam, B.C. 5. Ticket No. 3224 Pontiac Raymond Kaijor, 11032 158 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Aid. Little said he "couldn't see" the city trying to buy it back. It was his personal be- lief, he said, that "with that amount of money invested they're going to do something. "No company is going to pay that much and then just let the property sit there. You'vo ot to have a return on your in- estment." Aid. Vaughan Hembroff said hat while he didn't want to scotch any deals that might pending by starting a ka- it might be interesting o see what the courts would do the city initiated foreclosure roceedings against Marathon. He emphasized he was speak- ng in general terms and from legal standpoint as a lawyer. He wondered if action by tta ity would cause Marathon to oe concerned enough to more quickly on construction plans. City Solicitor John Hammond said he had received no instruc- ions to investigate the legal aspect of the sale agreement and its building commitment clause and did not Stewart. The post is to assist all academic acitivites of th college. The vice-president will like begin work prior to the start the fall semester. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 see us for fosf, PHOTO Anglo Distributors Stereo S, Photographic Centra 419 5th Street South Phone 328-6922 RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING and WINDOW COOLERS CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE DR. R. W. TAYLOR Wishes to Announce that DR. C M- STEWART Has joined him in the practice of Family Medicine 626 13th Street N. Phone 327-0411 24-HOUR ANSWERING SERVICE SCHWARTZ AGENCIES LTD. are pleased to announce tho DOOR PRIZE WINNERS WICKES HOMES OF THE 70's RECENT CONTEST 1st PRIZE 25" COLOR TV Mrs. Ed Snyder, 718 21 Street S. 2nd PRIZE TRIP FOR 2 TO CALGARY Mr. Howie Heggedal, 1110 5 Avenue S. 3rd PRIZE TRANSISTOR RADIO Mrs. Sharon Whitson, 1116 26 Strtot N. 4th PRIZE COLORPACK CAMERA Mrs. Allan Dorigatli, 1620 3 Avenue N. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LUCKY WINNERS FROM SCHWARTZ AGENCIES LTD. EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENT FOR WICKES HOMES COLLEGE MALI PHONE 328-3331 WANTED Working Women 1048 22% of married women were working In 1970 40% of married women were working FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE PICK UP AND DELIVERY Weekdays 8 o.m.-8 p.m. Sat. 8 o.m.-12 noon Phone 327-4141 or 327-5151 from 8 a.m to p.m. WE CLEAN EVERYTHING HATS CARPETS WOOLENS AND SYNTHETIC GARMENTS DRAPERIES Perfect Pleat RE-SIZING WATERPROOFING MOTHPROOFING FIREPROOFING APPLICATION FOR MONTHLY CHARGE ACCOUNT I NAME I ADDRESS..................... PHONE EMPLOYED BY CREDIT REFERENCE............................ I CUP AND MAIL TO I PARKS-NEIISONS 1 DRY CLEANERS LTD. I 311 6th St S 1514 9lrl Ave- S- I 3" LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA ___________________I Changes are in the Off ing! We're pretty excit- ed about it and we'll you In- formed as time gofti by. Jjtancl In LETHBRIDOI Phon. GERI at 327-2673 In TABER VELMA ot 223-2402 ;