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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IETHBRIDCE HERAID July 3, 1973 Carnival atmosphere Raymond-style BILL GROENEN photo Bonds and broad jumpers did their bit Monday to help create a carnival atmosphere for the annual Ray- mond parade and stampede. The one-day event, coinci- dent with Canada Day celebrations, featured the march down main street and a rodeo and races later. Rec project under OFY The old question "what is there to do'1 is being answer- ed for handicapped people during the summer months by a 13-member group under the federal Opportunities For Youth program. The group received a 740 grant to set up a project to keep handicapped and mentally retarded children occupied during the summer and to provide them with re- creational outlets. The students accommodate about 19 visitors a day from the Dorothy Gooder School. opportunity programs, as well as several adults from the rehabilitation centre. They have set up special activities including camping trips, music, drama, sports, special events, safety and arts and crafts. About of the group's budget has been alloted for trips. They have taken an overnight camping jaunt to Walerton and plan to visit the Calgary zoo and Heritage Park in the future. The bus and bus driver for these trips is supplied by the Lethbridge Associaton for the Mentally Retarded. The handicapped are also given city tours including the Japanese Gardens. Henderson Park and the museum. Other activities planned by the OFY group include a theatre puppet show and building a float for exhibi- tion days. CKUA plans await aproval Transmitter mav be in district The soutbsrn transmitter of radia station CKUA will be located in the Lethbridge district, though not neces- sarily in ths city, a spokes- man for the education minis- ter told The Herald. Some criticism has been voiced in Southern Alberta to Premier Peter Lougheed s announcement that the trans- mitter for the government- owned non commercial sta- tion would be established in Lethbridge, rather than in one of the surrounding com- munities. In a te'.ephon? Interview from Edmonton, the spokes- man for Education Minister Lou Hyndman said plans for extending the station's age are still tentative and must be first approved by the federal Canadian Radio- Television Commission. Boy Scouts ask extra UW money By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Boy scout membership in Letfabridge has been ing since 1966 and concern-c ed local organizers are bop- ing to reverse the they can obtain enough money from the United Way to do so. The Lethbridge district of fix Boy Scouts of Canada have asked the United Way for more than twice the amount of money they have "ever been alloted before next year compared with for 1973. With the additional funds the scout organization plans to hire another full time pro- fessional scout executive to assist in the education and training of volunteers in the community with the objective being a total enrolment of 1500 boys in the Lethbridge scout movement. The scouting organization in Lethbridge has 862 mem- bers at the present time- down from in 1966. The percentage of avail- able Lethbridge boys in the eight to 14 age group that belong to the Boy Scouts (32.5 per cent) is greater than the national average (30.2 per but tie percentage of older city boys hi the scout movement is much lower than the national average. VOLUNTEEKS NEEDED Boy Scout growth has been svtie in Lethbridge for a few years, but the projection for boys in the Boy Scouts tf 1975 is not unrealistic if a professional person is hired to emtforage more volun- teers, says the executive director of the Lethbridge Boy Scouts. Bob Jenkins says another full time executive staff member would put more em- phasis on the development of volunteer help which would in turn lead to a more mean- scout program of greater interest to a larger number of boys. The Lethbridge Dist r i c t Council of the Boy Scouts claims community pressures are greater on those who give volunteer time and ef- fort so the available time must be well used to be ef- fective, therefore, Boy Scouts must provide increased sup- port to improve the capabi- lity of the volunteer within the available time. If a scout executive can be hired by the local Boy Scouts, it is hoped the num- ber of scout volunteers in the city would be increased from 135 to 400 to be able to ef- fectively provide program- ming for the projected boys. NO MORE MILITARY The executive, if hired, would be employed regionally to work for tie Letbbridge district four months per year and be employed by the Southern Alberta region the other eight months. It is pro- posed that the Southern Al- berta Boy Scout region share hi paying the executive's sal- ary- It k extremely important today that the scout mow- msnt remain strong on a na- tional basis to provide the youth of a mobile population with help in getting settled quickly in a new community with a familar organization- Mr. Jenkins says Boy Scouts have moved away from the military type of ap- proach and are now encourag- ing leaders to help a boy grow and develop bis poten- tial by experiencing rather than by following specific In- structions. Boy Scouts organizations are encouraging non com- petitive participation in pro- grams and don't judge tfce boy against any standard unless he wishes to achieve certain medals for individual accomplishments, he says. UNIFORMS NOT NEEDED A year of scouting costs between and depend- ing on whether the member wishes to purchase a uniform and on how much his scout troop is able to reduce the registration fee by operating fund raising projects such as bottle drives. Uniforms are net compul- sory in Boy Scouts anymore, but most boys want to wear them, claims Mr. Jenkins. The Letbbridge Boy Scouts are preparing for their an- nual camp-out at'Camp Im- pessa at Beaver Mines Lake West of Pineher Creek. The cunp is owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of Canada, Southern Alberta Region. The five-day Regional Jam- borebte begins July 2 and pro- vides boys with an organiz- ed program or the opportun- ity to hike. fish, climb moun- tains or do whatever they like to gain enjoyment from the camp setting. Man hit by car A 59-year-old Lethbridge man is in satisfactory condi- tion today in St. Michael's General Hospital after he was struck by a car while crossing a street early Sun- day morning. Henry Grey, Castle Apis., was crossing 4th St. S. at 2nd Ave. when he was hit by a car. Kevin Da vies. 22, of 822 16th St. S., has been charged with driving while his blood- alcohol level was in excess of .08 and will appear in pro- vincial court in'the city July 18. Saw taken in break-in A Skil saw was stolen this weekend during a break- in at RF Transport, 614 St. S. The break-in occurred sometime Sunday afternoon and Monday night. Entry was gained when a giass panel in a door was broken. Gun crew efforts lauded A Lethbridge group, form- ed to commemorate early ac- tivities of the North V.'est Mount Police, has received letters of congratulation from Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Opposition hader Robert Stanfielo, Lethbridge MP Ken Hurlburt, Lt-Gov, Grant MacEwan and LctJi- tridge Police Chief Ralph MJcbelson. Known as the Citizens1 Committee for the North West Mounted Police Gun Crew of 1873, the group is spending the sumnur illus- trating artillery techniques used by the MVMP 103 years ago. The gun crew, comp'ete with authentic XVTMP urn- forms, is headed by Sub-In- spector Smith and Chief Constable Don Jarvis. The prime minister has TTtitten 1 h e gro-jp praising them for an imagina- tive and constructive project ''In bringing vividly to life the early days of tte you contribute much to Canada's celebration of the RCMP Mr. Tru- deau writes. Conservative leader Stan- field offers his "personal en- couragement to you all in your efforts at bringing a'ivs Western Canada's history. Mr. Huriburt echoes tic sentiments of both party leaders- "Th> dozens of Letbbridge, through initiative atx? concern, have chossn lo mark the centennial of the T.CMP w i t h flair and ima- gination Lt.-Gov MacEwan has ex- tended congratulations to all numbers of the local gun cfc-.v and says the pToject uill be ''another reminder of 1bc glorious part members of the have in the development of our rja- West side subdivision shaping up Bulldozers and scrap- ers outline what will be- come the subdivision of West lethfaridge. About TOO homes, a park and a lake should be com- pleted or vinder construc- lion by the end of this year. Another 325 homes will be built by the end 1975, according to the city's plans. ;