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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, July t, 1971------ Rainmaking potential water resource By RUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Staff Writer RalnmakinK and salvaging river runoff into oceans nrc be- ing studied by the United Slates for its future freshwater needs. Ellis L. Armstrong, commis- sioner ot the U.S bureau of reclamation said his depart- ment Is studying the possibility of transmitting river runoff to water-short areas via an under- sea aquaduct. Speaking to (he annual meet- Ing of the Canadian Water Re- sources Association here Fri- day, he outlined a Colurado River basin area cloudsceding experiment. "The basic objective of this scientific research is to leam how we can manage precipita- tion in water-deficient he said. Experiments to dale have re- sulted in a 10 to 15 per cent yield increase in the Colorado River. Mr. Armstrong lauded Can- ada-U.S. co-operation in devel- oping water resources. "The great river basins of the world were not formed by po- litical lie said. Through conferences and meetings both countries can understand each other's prob- lems and can be dealt with "in fin atmosphere of mutual co- operation and responsibility." The planning process fpr fu- ture water needs has undergone radical change. Mr. Armstrong said today's planners are aware "there is a practical limit in population that a nation's resources can support at desired standards of Jiving." Almost half the American population is under 25 years of age and represents a built-in population increase which mil h a v e to bo accommodated in Iho next generation, lie said. To meet the needs of yet-un- born generations, resource de- velopment will have to be plan- ned In a way which Is com- patible with nature. Despite political boundary di- c i s i n n s, freshwater systems should be considered a single international entity, he said. And through mutual co-opera tion the solutions for maximum flnd realistic water resource de- velopment cnn be found. Environment Canada QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldf. PHONE 328-7684M Research, Management used The federal government pol-1 of national baseline standards, j The comprehensive water lulion control department, En vironment Canada, has approach toward water tion. Les deputy Edgeworth, minister of dua pollu assistanl Environ ment Canada Friday said Ihe approaches are best practica technology combined with com prehensive water management, The practical technology ap' proach involves development Henderson clay camps start Monday Monday is the start of the Henderson Lake Day Camp which will conclude August 11 The camp is divided into week-long sessions and is open to children eight to 12 years old for a registration fee of ?2 which covers all costs except transportation. The day begins at a.m. at the campsite and includes such activities as group games, arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, tours, camp-outs, music drama, puppets, stories and adven- tures. The Henderson Lake Day lamp Is sponsored by the Com- munity Summer Program. Participants may register by honiag 323-oa76, Monday lo ?Yiday, or those who wish to register for the camp begin- ning Monday may register at the campsite Monday morning. he said. Developed i n consultation with the province and industry, anti-po'.Iution regulations have been Issued governing the pulp and paper industry. Tho development and admin- istration of pollution guidelines set for the pulp and paper and other priority industries includ- ing petro-chemical "are the re- sponsibility of the environmen- tal protection service in Envi- ronment Canada." The national baseline stand- ards are keyed to practical re- cycling and recovery technol- ogy, Mr. Edgeworth told the annual meeting of the Canadian Water Resources Association here. This covers the maximum wastage allowed in direct rela- tion lo production. management approach ensures that current and future econ- omic, recreational, ecologica! and esthetic values are proper- ly accounted for in water man- agement programs. "Studies of these values, ec- onomic and population growth, people's desires and alternative ways of management from the principal he said. It is designed to provide the basis for longer term water- quality managment, as com- pared with the short-term as- pects of the practicable technol- ogy approach. "Generally, Ihese two ap- proaches complement and sup- port each other, one dealing with the immediate, the other with the longer Mr. Edgewortti said. Ecology impact study is possible The federal government may establish an Environmental Inr pact Study patterened after a United Stales model, says Les Edgeworth, assistant deputy fcr MEN'S SUCKS LADIES' SLACKS 1 MEN'S SUIT JACKETS IADIES' PtAIN SKIRTS White Shirts Laundered to perfection Folded or on hananr TWO LQCATIONSi ZELLER-SAFEWAY WESTMINSTER SHOPPING CEN7RJ SHOPPING PtAZA Mayor Mngroth Drivl I3lh Slrnel Norlh Phono 326-7576 Phono 327-6726 Cocaine charge nets fine David Arthur Moline, 19, of 1319 1st Ave. N. was fined and placed on probation for one year after he pleaded guilty n Lethbridge provincial iudge's court to a charge of xjssession of cocaine. Another charge, possession ot the drug MDA, was dropped. In sentencing Moline, Judge W. Hudson told the court he was becoming increasingly aware of a progression of drug use, especially hard drugs, and noted marijuana cases were becoming uncommon while hard drug charges were defin- itely on the increase. A city police official Involved In the arrest of Moline said after the trial that "people who are using cocaine are often using heroin as well." "Cocaine counteracts the downer (depressive) state caused by the use of he said. "There are several ways to in- gest the cocaine, the most com- mon are to sniff the powder, or to melt the powder on a spoon above a small flame and inject it directly into a vein. Related problems, not direct- ly caused by the drugs often result. Among them are infec- tious hepatitus, infections from unsterile needles, or com- munity shared needles, blood poisoning and infections caused from absesses which .often de- velop, he said. m mister of environment Can- ada. "We are taking a hard loo! at it" and "watching U.S. de- velopments he said Friday during i press confer- ence in conjunction with the Canadian Water Resources As- sociation annual meeting here. U.S. conservationists have been using an Impact Study re- port to successfully block devel- opment of the proposed Alaskan pipeline. The study in the U.S. Is re- sponsible for summarizing the impact of major projects on the environment. The formation of a similar Canadian group could weigh considerably on a proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline to carry Arctic gas. Lake ready at youth golf course The lake at the 15 to 25 Golf Course is finished and will be filled with waler beginning Monday. Directors of the course met with Calgary Power Ltd. offi- cials Friday to arrange for in- stalation of a 440 kilovolt trans- former to run the main pump- ing system for the course. Wa- ter must be pumped a mile and a half to the one-acre lake. When the lake is full, it will be used to irrigate the fair- ways, which will be seeded within two weeks. Six fairways and greens are planned this year. Future plans call for an 18-hole, layout. The course is located east of 28th St. N., immediately north of the television station. VERSATILE ENTERTAINERS Gerri Beaier (lefl) and Debb Hartly (right) of 'The Roys of Sunshine" are shown during a duet, part of the musical program presented by their Opportunities for Youlh-sponsored summer entertainment tour lo correction- al institutions, hospitals, and nursing homes in Alberta. Each program consists of basic- ally Canadian material and includei instru mentals, songs and dance interpretations by members. The programs are free of charge to each institution ihey visit. The Rays of S unshine play at correctional institution By LARRY BENNETT Herald Slaff Writer 'We are all a little afraid or nervous, because we don't know vhat the audience reaction will e." So agreed the 13 members of a musical group who presented high-quality and delightfully irofessional program to about 5 inmates of the Lethbridge Correctional Institution Friday Jght. The Rays of Sunshine, as iey are called, Is a group of tudents travelling about south- rn Alberta and Western Can- ada presenting musical pro- grams to inmates of penal in- stitutions, mental hospitals and nursing homes. The group received a grant of more than from the Opportunities for Youth pro- gram. The age span of the enter- tainers is from 15 to 40 years, and they represent students from high school, the Leth- bridge Community College and university. Veia Lovry organized the group and serves as its direc- tor. "All of us are from Cardston, some have had experience in bands and others said Mrs. Lowry. The Rays or Sunshine made Its debut at the Alberta Hospi- tal at Raymond last week. The young musicians plan to spend the rest of the summer presenting musical programs of "basically Canadian content" to shut-ins throughout Alberta. "The grant we received was based on a 12 member group, but we have since found a real- ly cool drummer and we hope lo get an additional grant for him right now he's playing for Mrs. Lowry said. "When you figure it all out, each member gels only a little more than a month, and with our budget we will have to pay for some of the transporta- tion out of their incomes. But at least we arc involved and Taxes paid The local assessment depart- ment has received 84 per cent of the estimated for this year. The total for property taxes paid to date is At the end of June last year, had been paid to the city. New tennis courts are still on the way Officials hope those six new tennis courts under construc- tion at Henderson Lake will be ready by mid-August. "But emphasize the word 'hope' said the city of Leth- bridga's community services di- rector, Boh Bartlett. The hoped for date at one time was June, and now may be September. A southern Alberta open ten- nis tournament is slated lor town the weekend of Aug. 12 and local tennis club president Marv Kirchncr hopes the new MEALS ON WHEELS AT NOMINAL COST For Further Information Phone 3277990 courts will be ready in time. "They were supposed lo have taken six weeks' work this spring, hut boy they've been he said. Glenn Tollestrup, president of the construction firm putting in the asphalt and painting the courts, said if Ihc city gives the go-ahead, the courts should be ready in time for the tourna- ment. Tollestrup Construction Co. Ltd. is awaiting approval to begin a paint job, he said. All the asphalling was completed two weeks ago. Cost of site preparation, drainage and nsphall was 300. City crews are doing light- ing, fencing and other work. Total cost of the six new courts, plus a clubhouse to be let for tender in August, is said Mr. Bartlelt. The courts and clubhouse will he owned by the city and leased, on a year-lo year basis, to the tennis club. A contract will be drawn up when the fa- cilities are built. The tennis club leases (our courts now, located south of city hall. Mr. Kirchner said the club may or may not continue to lease the old courts when the six new ones arc ready. The lenni? club is responsible for maintenance of the exist- ing courts and pays a year to the city for Iheir use. Mem- bership in the lennis club is n year for adulls, and non- members arc required lo pay court fees to play. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phoni 328-1778 FOR YOU? COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invllolloni Announcemenlt (24 Hour Sorvlto If Neceuary) I Brldn Doolo Thank You Cardi I Napklni Matches We complimentary pononollzed head fable placo cards wilh each erderl FREE CUSTOMER PARKINS The club will rent the new courts on a similar arrange- ment, accepting responsibility for upkeep. The clubhouse will be rented unfurnished and the club will provide furniture and a concession bar. There are lo be lockers, washroom and showers, a so- cial lounge and a full basement that can be used for storage. There is onry a small cover- ed bench and equipment shed located at the existing four courts in the civic centre com- plex. doing something she said. Members ot The Rays of Sun- shine are Mrs. Lowry, 40, Tia Lowry, 18, Rod Lowry, 17, Chuck O'Dell, 18, Brent Wood, 22, Ken Nish, 15, Jane Isfeld, 18, Ron Hartly, 17, Debb Hartly, 38, Gerri Beazer, 18, Olive Spot- ted Bull, 20, Mary Spotted Bull, IB, and Sharon Hough, 17. Intersection cliange under way Survey crews began staking the boulevard on the south side of 6th Ave. at 13th St. S. Fri- day lo mark the way for an additional lane at the intersec- tion. Work Is scheduled to start Monday on cutting back the boulevard 12 feet to provide for a right-turn lane for eastbound traffic on 6th Ave. Whoop-Up open seven days a iveek Fort Whoop-Up officials of the Kinsmen Club of Lcthbridge announced today that due to increased attendance, Whoop- Up Country, located In Indian Battle Park, will he open seven days a week for the rest of the summer. The complex, which Includes a replica of the notorious Fort Whoop-Up as well as a genuine coal mine train, has been closed on Tuesdays. Now it will be open daily, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rod Draffin, co-chairman of the club's fort committee, said the paid admission up to June 5 exceeded He said this summer Is ex- pected to be the most success- ful of the Fort's five year his- tory. For further information as to special rales for groups and organizations telephone t h e Fort at 323-0680. Do you need Page 106 Free pages of the 1972 edi- tion of the City of LelhbridgB zoning bylaw manual are avail- able at city hall. Why? Well, because the first 200 or 300 copies run off the press contained an error on sage 106 under zoning regula- ,ions for warehouses. The omission of regulations for warehouses makes it ap- pear there are no regulations, whereas in fact there are. said ilanning commissioner William Mton. "So people who bought defec- tive copies can stop hy city hall and pick up that page free." Only a few hundred of the total copies have the error. JUST ARRIVED A New Shipment Of Old Furniture WOVEN CONE CHESTERFIELD ARMCHAIRS originally from (he Banff Springs Hotel TEA WAGON BRITISH INDIA CARPIT AT THE UNICORN ANTIQUES AND DECORATOR ITEMS 405A 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-090] Named Salesman of the Month Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobile is pleased to announce thst Murray Bullock has achieved the honor of "SALESMAN OF THE MONTH" for June, 1972. Murray has had a weallh of experience in the sales field in the auto- mobile industry. He wel- comes his many friends and customers lo see him for I heir every motoring need. He will be pleased lo assist ihem in any way. BENY MURRAY BUUOCK CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE OK SUPERMARKET CAR IOT PHONE 327-3148 RENT-A-BOBCAT Available by Ihe Day, Week or Month (wilh or wllhout operator] Back Filling Landscaping Driviway Excavating. Hog Pen Cleaning Corral Cleaning Hauling Phone 328-4765 EQUIPMENT RENTALS 1410 2nd Avonue S. ;