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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta AUTUMN IN THE ORIENT Special "Expo 70" Wind-up Tour (described by many as the greatest exhibition ever See for yourself at low charier prices. All Inclusive 22 days. BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE From CALGARY only ------S824 Departure Dale From VANCOUVER only S799 September 8 The Lcthbridcjc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, July PAGES 13 TO 24 ingers (current name is un- cnown) feature show band lusic, with choreography, Muriel Jolliffe, principal of le Jolliffe Academy of Dan- ing, is also scheduled to chor- eograph a young dancing line- up for the grandstand show, bu so far dancers have not b e e available. Mrs. Jolliffe is awaiting word from the Calgary produ cer to see if dancers are aval able from Calgary. (Most of th dancers in Lethbridge are on Also appearing in the sho' will be Paul Baron's Harmonica Rascals, a quintet of harmon ica players: Tommy Bleeker comedian, juggler and mastei of ceremonies; The Eoselles, a comedy car act; aerial per formers; and Irene and Tonga a comedy variety act center ing around a gorilla. CLIFF BLACK, R.D.T., C.D.M. JBLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Open Saturdays Evenings by Appointment PHONE 327-2821. SUBWAY CONCRETE PRODUCTS CONCRETE PRODUCTS SEPTIC TANKS, etc. 128 North Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 328-2298 PHONE 'N' EAT Tantalizing Chinese Food Lotus Sunshine Fried Chicken Delivered to your door steaming hot. No extra charge for over Just Call Mft 327-0240 III T IIS Across from or 327-2297 the CPR Depot Open Weekdays 7 a.m. 2 a.m. Sundays 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Were The "Good Old Days' Really Better Than Today? By HERB JOHNSON City Hall Reporter On May 11 city council s the 1970 mill rate at 66 mill including 37.1 mills for educ tion. On Aug. 3, 1896, the Munii pal Council of the Town of Let bridge in Council assembled e acted as follows "That I rate of taxation for the ye 1896 shall be 7% mills on tt dollar for Municipal purpos and that the rate for school pur poses shall be five mills a cording to the last revised a sessment roll of the said towi of Lethbridge." The minimum poll tax wa set at two dollars per yea There was also a 10 per ce rebate allowed on proper taxes paid before Oct. 31. Persons concerned about th "quality of life" in the 20th eel tury can make comparison [ike this by consulting the o bylaws on file at city hall. Some of the old regulation would seem to indicate earl residents had a simpler kind i existence. In 1899, for example, a byla' was enacted setting the spee limit for carriages, horses o "any other animal" at 10 mile an hour. There was also obvious con cern for law and order in th town. Bylaw 10, passed in 189 stated "No person shall cas Droject or throw any stones o jalfe of snow or ice or othe aissiles dangerous to the pub ic or use any bow and arrow in any of the streets or publi places of the Municipality." A few years later council fe t was "expedient to pass a b; :aw for the suppression of Vic Bus Pass Renewals Now Due Bus passes held by Let] iridge residents are now du 'or renewal. The passes are renewed ever six months, in July and Jan uary. Under present regulation, passes may be obtained by per ions over 60 who have reside in the city for one year an who have a medical servic treatment card. Blind persons-and war vete rans receiving disability pen sions also qualify. A change in the regulations may be coming up. A transit department study i now reviewing the whole bus pass system and a recommen dation may be made to til council in the near future. You and your family are non-drinkers. Ab- stainers' Insurance Com- pany can probably offer you dwelling insurance at lower rates than you are now paying. How are we able to do this? Abstainers' believe that non-drinkers are gen- erally more responsible people and are less likely to have fires through carelessness the main cause of fires. Therefore, vya can in- sure non-drinkers at a preferred rate. This means you save money with no reduction in in- surance protection. Why not compare Abstainers' premiums with your present rates now? HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-7777 Representing A ABSTAINERS' COMPANY Evenings 327-2011 or 327-6091 and Immorality." Bylaw 94 pro- vided a penalty of or 30 days in jail for keeping a "baw- dy house, house of ill fame or disorderly house." Persons found entering such a house were liable to a fine, unless it was for a "good and lawful purpose." It's not known if these penal- ies proved ineffective, but in 1904, the fine was raised to or six months in jail, although ;he fine for entering re- mained unchanged. Other problems have remain- ed remarkably similar through jie years. Lethbridge's present a n 11- noise bylaw was anticipated by several regulations at the turn of the century banning "the blowing of horns, hallooing and engaging in chariyaries." Even the vending machine, seen everywhere today, had made its presence known in 1903. Council gave first and second reading, but then dropped, a bylaw requiring a license fee for persons keeping or operat- ing automatic vendors. Except that at that time it took only a nickel to "set the machine or device in motion." On CityPOW Camp Internment Camp 133 is be- coming an industrial park. But the history surrounding the old prisoner of war camp in North Lethbridge will be preserved, argely through the efforts of people like Andru Teteris, Juanne Gurr and Peter Etkjar. These three Grade 9 students rom Hamilton Junior High School recently completed a comprehensive history of the camp as part of their language cour'se studies. Not content with merely re- leating what they could find in ]ooks, the boys searched out several ex-prisoners and got irst-hand reports from them. They also went through all the old news stories on file at The lerald, contacted the depart- ment of national defence and talked with anyone who could give them reliable information on the workings of the camp. The result is a 10 page re- port that covers all aspects of :he camp from the summer of 1940 until the last contingent of prisoners left in .December, 1946. A copy of the report has been sent to the department of na- QUALITY DRY CLEANING AT NO EXTRA COST BENJAMIN'S CLEANERS TAILORS 317 10th Street S. PHONE 327-5771 tional defence in Ottawa. Local persons wishing to acquire some background on the sub- ject could check with the Gait Museum, which also was given a copy. The report itself makes inter- esting reading. According to in- formation gathered by the three students, the camp was the largest in Canada. Built at a cost of million, it could hold up to pris- oners. Camps in other parts of the province brought the total number of prisoners to making Alberta responsible for the detention of most of the 000 prisoners held in Canada during the war. MOVING? CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES CHEC-FM The Station That Makes It Worth Listening To In More Ways Than Music Pictured above, left lo right, Conrad Plellell of Color TV and Appliances, Boss Jock Chuck Holiday, and Jana Clark, winner of the 420 Zenifh Royal 7000 Trans Oceanic Radio on the CHEC-FM "Name the Boss Jock" contest. "CHEC FM's MEN FOR MUSIC" Chuck Holiday 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. 4 p.m. lo 7 p.m. John David Horn 9 ti.m. to 1 p.m. Tom Mitchell 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Shawn Kelly 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. CHEC-FM LETHBRIDGE'S 3rd FULL TIME RADIO STATION 6 a.m. -3 a.m. 21 Daily FEATURING THE PROGRESSIVE TOP 40 100.9 ;