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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednwdoy, July 4 ,1973 City backs university theatre Completely unconcerned with the sunbathing beauty at his left, 18-month-oId Neil Roelofs, of 1904 21st Ave. N., would rather study an old popsicie stick. Tempera- What girl? What bikini? tures today are expected to reach 85 to 90 tut offer- noon or evening thunder showers are predicted. Light and clouds Thursday will bring temperatures to RICK ERVIN photo the 70 or 75 degree range. Maybe it's just as well our sunbather Debbie Plettell, left, took advantage of a tanning session early this week. Council briefs Industrial land price set Industries which have built the administration is expected this year with a con- Mayor Magrath Drive and 5th or plan to build in the new In- to complete an analysis of the tribution from the subdivision Ave. S. school crossings, dustrial Park in North Leth- cost to the city of servicing. developer. bridge will be charged Costs could go up as much approved a The Badburn Plan for an acre for property and ssr- as one-third more at that time expenditure from its park re- laneless streets in' southeast vicmg, city council has da- Aid. Vaughan Hembroff, land serve account to be strictl sales committee chairman, told money mocateA Engineered hered to f mm now on, despite The price was set Tuesday at council. Homes, deviations from the plan on several lots. The Rehabilitation Society of A report from the Oldman Lethbridge was given the green River Regional Planning Corn- light to develop two acres in mission to council states three the industrial park as a centre of four streets developed to for tiie society's manufacturing date adhere to the provisions of projects. the plan but another has sev- The society is awaiting word eral houses which have been f r om the federal government developed with no regard to re- on approval of a department of strictive convenants governing regional economic expansion design. The Lethbridge and District garden architect.Dr. Tadashi grant to assist with construe- Houses on Birch Placs, Japanese Garden Society was Kubo of Japan. tion of the facility. which were to have been built by city council Tuesday Aid. Vaughan Hembroff said The city will provide the with front and back appear- to consider taking over the en- operation of the garden might land for per year, giving the ances similar, have been con- tire operation of the Nikka become more viable (less ex- soeiety an option to purchase structed so one side is easily Yuko Centennial Garden. pense to the city) if the so- the property. distinguished as the back, the Council included the proposal ciety took it over with a yearly report states, in a resolution accepting the so- grunt from the city. A ._ to -..--ii a little too ouicklv under the frcnl at school it will send a cheque in the with the so- was referred to the near future to pay for land to council engineering department for a and servicing on 18th Ave. N. CHAIN RESTAURANT TO OPEN DOWNTOWN an acre for the land and another to service it. The city will develop a park The policy will be in effect hi the northeast Lethbridge until end of the year when subdivision, Park Meadows, Full garden operation suggested for society A new specialty restaurant is slated to open on 5th St. in downtown Lethbridge by Sept. 15. Lethbridge businessman Jim McCulIy has announced he has purchased the New World Restaurant at 329 5th St. S. The restaurant will be closed July 17 to allow for worth of renovations. The Pizza Place, featuring pizza, spaghetti, steak, hot sourdough bread, other spe- cialties and beer and wine, is slated to open by Sept. 15. The new restaurant, with booths and tables only, will 140 register at LCC f L -.a. i j The society had also asked for approval of a five-year society pres- report. for 30 public housing units. capital budget which caHed for 5dent countered that any ex- Cecily Yanosik, 2818 6th Ave. The crown corporation will an annual expense for penditures are considered S., suggested the line as a pos- develop the bousing, for low m- injprove meats suggested by "very carefully." sible solution to the hazards at come families to rent, latsr uiis year. 5th Street controversy Kergan blames gotft for drunks problem The provincial govern- ment should take most of the blame for the problems 5th Street S. merchants face with drinks, says Aid. Bill Kergan. Expanding on a letter to cty council Tuesday con- cer.Vjig Gait Gardens' con- tribution to the problem, Aid. Kergan said a govern- ment policy of "paying room and board for all these free- loaders" makes the police department "simply a baby- sitting service." The problems on 5th Sireet have come about since the change in handling "particularly the native pop- AkL Kergan said. Tbe police put them ia Jail overnight, give them a place to steep and a meal and turn them loose in the morning to start the cycle again, he said. Aid. Vera Ferpison. a member of the police com- xrusEicm. said the commis- sion has been "very dis- turbed by the proWeni" and has adopted an approach "that was effective once be- fore." She would not divulge the approach saying its release would not be in the public interest. Aid. Ferguson added, how- "some responsibility islation concerning "liquor that Aid. Vera Ferguson defends police policy to be part on those who distribution to the provincial dispense liqyor." government and offer an al- She suggested council ternative. leg- No action was Fire hall unchanged A decision to build new fire department headquarters with- out training facilities was up- held Tuesday by city council because "we just haven't got the dollars in the budget" to in- clude a smoke training build- ing. Aid. Bill Kersan presented the' motion that the decision be rescinded and that Kenwood Engineering be awarded a contract for the entire job. a disgrace for a city of to have to use a public thoroughfare (2nd Avenue S.' for training its fire fighters.'1 Aid. Kergan argued. Finance Director Allisier Findlay, acting city manager. said the 1973 capital budget proposal includes a ex- penditure for training facilities. The has not been allo- cated for any specific project, but it could at thai lime bs spoil on the smoke training fa- cility advocated by Aid Kergac. Some 140 stude'rfs have registered in the Lethbridge Community College's sum- mer high school program, an LCC spokesman says. Students are enrolled in 14 courses biology 20 and 30; mathematics 10, 20, 3D, and 31; chemistry 20 and 30; phy- sics 30; English 30; social studies 30; and typing 10, 20, and 30. The program began Tues- day and continues until Aug- ust 3. But registrations were not being cut off until 4 p.m. today. Fees run from to says Ben Brooks. There is room for more stu- dents. "Classes are fairly small now and comfortable making a good teacher-stu- dent situation. But we do have room for a few Mr. Brooks said. have seating for about 90 per- sons. There will be hostess and waitress service. Initially there will be a staff of about 20, Mr. McCully said in an interview. The Pizza Place is a chain restaurant which started in Winnipeg in 1939. There now are nine restaurants in Win- nipeg and 12 franchised lo- cations, including three in Ed- monton. Lethbridge is the second Alberta city to re- ceive a restaurant. The New World Restaurant opened in its downtown loca- tion in May, 1957. Partners in the restaurant opened the Golden Bridge Restaurant at 1517 Mayor Magrath Drive in" November, 1971. The difficulty in obtaining good cooks made the part- ners decide to close the down- town location and concentrate all activities at the Golden Bridge, said Henry Yee. one of six partners in the New World and Golden Bridge. By RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer A contingent of University of Lethbridge governors Tu- esday convinced city council to support a bid for a multi- purpose theatre-auditorium at the West Lsihbridge campus. Council unanimously en- dorsed the university's plan to pursue the project with the provincial gwarnment after U of L president Bill Beckel suggested the government could make an exception to its policy against major campus expenditures if a "con- vincing enough case" could be made for the theatre. Dr. Beckel told council the project will be considered further in Edmonton if it has the support of the general community and can generate interaction between the uni- versity and the community. There is no justification for building the 400-seat facil- ity based on current enrol- ment trends, Dr. Beckel said. "We don't expect to see a large increase in enrolment for at least the next two or thres yars." However, various programs offered at the university, in- cluding dramatic arts, music and a public service program, do justify the theatre, he said. Whsn the U of L started the public service programs, groups of 300 to 400 persons were interested but there was "no place to put them all." For performances by music and dramatic arts students; (from the city) are important to Dr. Beckel said. Groups from the corn- unity which may prefer the- atres of more intimate type than the 500-seat Yates Mem- orial Centre could make use of the U of L theatre, he add- ed. The defunct universities commission approved the pro- ject and passed a recommen dation on to the government that financing be arranged but the government subse- quently issued a policy stop- ping major capital expendi- tures until the student enrol- ment increased to Justify them, he said. The government will be asked to put up another 009 to go with the to the university al- ready has to spend on the fa-" cility, Dr. Beckel said. Aid. Vera Ferguson sug- gested, "It behooves council to support the university, es- pecially in times of difficulty.' The rest of council agreed. The matter had been tabled at the last council meeting to diseuss it with Dr. Beckel and the provincial cabinet. North side pool start decision delayed With all 'money allocated for major capital projects committed for 1973, city coun- cil indicated Tuesday it fa- vors the construction of a new indoor swimming pool in North Lethbridge at the earliest pos- sible date next year. Council referred a motion that the overall design and preparations for tendering be contracted this year for a start on construction in Janu- ary to the acting city mana- ger for his recommendation on bow the preliminary finan- cing can be arranged. Allister Findlay, substitut- ing for vacationing City Man- ager Tom Nutting, told coun- cil the Local Authorities Board would not likely approve an expenditure this year for de- tailed plans and tendering preparations for a project scheduled for a debenture loan next yaar from the Al- berta Municipal Financing Corporation. Several local swimming-or- iented groups petitioned council to make a decision on a starting date for the pro- posed facility, tenta- tively planned for property adjacent to Winston Churchill High School. City doctor honored A LeUAridge gynecologist and obstetrician has been unanimously elected to the fellowship of the Royal Col- lege of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London, England. This is the highest distinc- tion a doctor can attain in this branch of medicine. Dr. John Morgan was awarded a fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1972. He became a fellow of the American of Obste- tricians and Gynecologists in J9SO. Vehicle emission tester at Zeller's parking lot Sill. jmmt Thj Alberta Motor Associa- tion's emission testing unit will be set up at the Zellcr's parking Jot on Mayor Ma- grath Drivs for the rest of thk week The unit will lesl cars until pin. tiwsy from i run Jo 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. ?nd from 9 a.m. until S p.m. Saturday. Next week tie unit will be in Fort Macleod Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and in Pincher Creek Friday and Saturday. Where the city and country meet It's no) quite as it rppeors. These horses ere not trimming the lawn in front of the apartment building in the background. Actually they are several blocks away and the College Shopping Mall on Mayor Magrath Drive is between the animals ond the building. The illusion was created by careful photo compostion and the use of a tele- photo lens which tends to compress subjects and make them appear closer together ihey reoiiy ore. ;