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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta band in Gait Gardens Monday The free pancake breakfast sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association to get Whoop-Up Days off to a hearty start has been revived this year. The breakfast was not held last year and Blake president of the says merchants didn't know how popular it was until it was cancelled. Monday from to merchants will be serving sausages and coffee in Gait Gardens. If the free food won't bring the people the three bands playing might At 9 a m the Alberta All Girls Show Band from Edmonton will begin performing in the Gardens. At 10.30 the Edmonton band wili be replaced by the Royal Irish Hussars from England. These will be just two of several bands that will be performing throughout the city during the mor- ning The association is recommending that members decorate their stores for the but Mr Bartel said the decision is left to individual merchants. The breakfast and the band concerts are a prelude to the Whoop- Up Days parade which will begin Monday at 1 30 p m A woman who has come from Hawaii to represent the state as its queen and a 95-year-old RCMP veteran will headline the official party in the Whoop-Up Days parade Anna Lindsey Perry-Fiske will officially represent Hawaii in the while Fred Bard will represent RCMP veterans who served the force during its 100-year history in Alberta. Inspector John commanding officer of Lethbndge RCMP Mayor Andy Anderson and Lethbndge and District Exhibition President Fred Pritchard will occupy the first three official cars in the parade. Local news The LetHbridge Herald SECOND SECTION July 1974 District Pages 15-28 Yurko says city must act responsibly Sewage plant assistance offered Motorcycle mishap victim's condition reported worsening A 15-year-old Fort Macleod youth was reported in extreme- ly critical condition today in Calgary's Foothills Hospital after a motorcycle-camper collision July 6 in Fort Macleod Richard Allan earlier reported in critical was said to have taken a turn for the worse He remained uncon- scious m hospital today a 26-year-old Cardston man remained in critical condition today m Foothills Hospital with injuries sustained in a June 24 farming accident Hospital officials said Terry Smith was still unconscious with head and chest injuries Mr Smith was driving a tractor at Smith just south of when his tractor pinning him un- derneath. RICK ERVIN photo Whoa gitty up horse Jayne Schmidt of Magrath rounds the third barrel in the ladies' barrel race at the Lethbndge Dreeds Light Horse Show Thursday and gives herself a lift to the championship by stopping the barrel from tipping over. A record of 380 entries competed in the second of the two-day show at the Exhibition Grounds outside showing photo on page 16. With 984 parking spots are you always car Power interrupted when crane hits line Power was out for about 15 minutes Thursday afternoon in various parts of Lethbndge after a crane's boom hit a 138.000-volt power line at 26th Drama class Creative drama classes for eight- to 12-year-old children will begin Monday at the Bowman Arts Centre The part of the Allied Arts Council summer are intended to teach the basics of creative drama and improvisation techniques. Two classes will run daily until Aug but the 9 a m. class has been filled. A nominal fee is charged Avenue and 23rd Street N. The crane's operator was uninjured because he stayed in the crane after it hit the line. Utility authorities said the machine's rubber wheels protected him from the current Jack a city utilities said the man was given the rest of the afternoon off as he was shaken up. Mr Peake said Calgary Power crews were being call- ed to repair the line. Power was going though the line but the line required repair. Mr. Peake hoped the line could be repaired without further power interruptions. There was no damage es- timate available. By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge's growth has brought the city many of the features of life in bigger centres including a down- town parking shortage it could do without The downtown core has over 900 parking says city traffic co-ordinator Peter Bowkett There are 708 park- ing meters in the and 276 stalls In the city car he says. That is a total of 984 places to park from 3rd Avenue S to 5th Avenue S and from 5th Street to 8th including both sides of the area's boun- dary roads. A two-hour un- metered zone is adjacent to the core going to be a shor- I says Mr lot of it depends on the new developments and how much is provided Parking in Lethbridge isn't as bad yet as it is in Calgary or other metropolitan centres. People who drive downtown in Calgary match wits and manoeuverability in the battle for metered space. Or they pay 25 cents an hour and up for space in a parking structure Finding a parking spot in Lethbndge is not so difficult but it can be maddening On a Saturday afternoon or- a shopping you either arrive early or take pot luck and walk the last stage of the journey. Trying to get to the bank on a day I parked a block away and walked That was getting the space of a car that had just pulled out there were no other spaces open for a block and two other drivers apparently wanted the same slot Mr Bowkett says parking is an expensive commodity Large amounts of land needed for at-grade parking and the structural cost of car parks make it expensive He says he hasn't heard of any discussion in city hall of Aid. Steve Kotch's suggestion that an underground car park be built beneath Gait Gardens But a committee is con- sidering the parking problems of he says Aid Kotch says the sugges- tion was made to show the need for imagination in con- sidering downtown parking problems The Gait Garden idea might not work because of the exten- sive tree root but im- agination has to be used to attract people he says bulk of the city's tax base is in those six square he we can- not have the downtown area go out of business The average businessman and consumer should consider the fact of the seven or eight- month says Aid Kotch. could fire a cannon downtown in winter and not hit but College Mall and Centre Village Mall are he says Lethbndge should consider a large downtown mall different from all perhaps covered. The Houston Astrodome would more than cover Lethbridge's he though people might think the idea bit of a lark The provincial government will pick up the tab for upgrading the Lethbridge sewer treatment Environment Minister Bill Yurko told The Herald Thursday After a speech to the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission outlining Conservative government policies fostering balanced economic development in Mr Yurko said in an interview the province will pay the upgrading costs if the city acts a responsible City council must prove it is responsible by limiting the sewage discharges various in he said But he added city council promised during a meeting here Thursday it would change its bylaw to require industrial plants to limit the volume and type of sewage they pump into the city system There are at the provincial government's disposal if the city does not meet standards of effluent discharge into the Oldman he said One of the levers that might be used to bring the city into line would be limits on growth he the department will not approve any new industries for the city where at-plant sewage treatment is not provided In a report to city council last City Engineering Director Randy Holfeld said the city treatment plant has conformed to standards for effluent discharge only about 30 per cent of the time A letter in March from Mr Yurko's department states the situation must improve by Oct 31 or the city could be asked to upgrade the plant Mr. Yurko said he told council Thursday that even if plant performance the city should begin to plan for additional treatment capacity to accommodate future growth The Herald has learned a major food processor will install treat- ment equipment estimated to cut its input into the city sewage system by 60 per cent York a division of Canada plans to have the waste settling equipment m operation by September It will cost about and remove many suspended solids associated with potato and pea processing. Aldermen and city industry officials met last week on sewage treatment problems They viewed material which showed the food processing plant contributing a major portion of the total industrial sewage load in the first quar- ter of this year York has been closed since mid June along with the city's two major packing Swift Canadian and Canada shut down by a labor dispute City officials confirmed that the closures significantly reduced the city sewage and improved operation of the treatment plant to a level meeting provincial re- quirements. But they emphasized the three should not be blamed for treatment problems as the closure of any three other sewage contributing plants might have the same impact. To solve the problem could cost million to million in capital expenditures at the treatment plant RORY CALHOUN .Rory's still helpin' folks settle the West The script has but Rory Calhoun is still helpin' folks settle the West After 30 years on the silver screen and 70 stints in the the 51- year-old film cowboy has exchanged films scripts and camera sets for sales pitches and real estate sales promotion meetings Five years ago the graying star bought land in Arizona halfway between Tucson and in an area Rory's sales jargon calls the corridor He later bought into Arizona City Development Corp becoming its vice- p'resident in charge of public relations. His movie days are almost over not going to die in the saddle Rory is a one-third shareholder in Shamrock now planning to shoot a satirical Western dealing with train set in the '20s in Mexico The film's entitled the Hell's the But the gold isn't in the or thar hills The gold is in Arizona and Wednesday night Rory circulated through a crowd of 65 prospective Alberta land buyers eating a complimentary dinner under a 20-foot-wide poster reading Rory Calhoun Asked whether his name helps sell Arizona land Rory replies don't sell People aren't buying Rory they're buying investments Rory's career wasn't confined to saddle Of 110 movies in 30 40 were non-Westerns And he's just returned from filming two documentaries in Hawaii which he plans to narrate this summer His horse is out to pasture and his Colt 45 is hung on the wall Today s moviegoers don t buy predictable plot and simple moral tale of traditional Westerns Rory shares in the current preference of movie buffs He likes Clint Eastwood's 'spaghetti and spoofs like Saddles Rory calls funniest thing I've ever seen His fans may be disappointed that he has unsaddled his horse to climb on the real estate buckboard On his current swing through the mid- western United States and Western Canada Rory visits eight cities in eight days Roping .n land buyers takes a different talent than punching but Rory's fans can follow him to the gold m those Arizona hills Regional plan goes to province With only one negative the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission gave final reading Thursday to the preliminary regional plan The which sets land use and development policies for Southwestern now goes to the Provincial Planning Board for approval before becoming law The sole opposing vote came from Reeve Harold Jensen of the Cardston Municipal who despite his opposition didn't say a word during the discus- sion proceeding the vote spoken up before and it's done no Reeve Jensen said after the meeting When planning board approval comes all municipalities in the region will have to include provisions of the plan in their bylaws Lawrence ORRPC executive said the Taber and Cardston municipal districts might be hesitant to legislate according to the which has been in preparation for several years Last year Taber MD re- jected a development control bylaw to remain the only ma- jor municipality in the region without one Two of the briefs presented to a public hearing last month on the planning document were from Taber groups and both strongly op- posed the plan Reeve Jensen said he felt provisions in the plan restricting the location of and development policies for the area outside Waterton National Park are too strong The only amendment made to the plan at Thursday's regular commission meeting will require a formal public hearing before any future amendments can be made The amendment also allows the commission to call public meetings to discuss planning matters A representative of the provincial agriculture depart- ment suggested to the com- mission the plan be amended to include land with a soil classification of 3 under the1 Canada Land Inventory stan-. dards in the section restricting development on prime land for agricultural purposes only Class 3 soil is slightly poorer than land with class 1 and 2 soils But Lawrence Smith said the suggestion would be too restrictive He told the meeting any municipality within the region can appeal to the provincial planning board for amendments to the or for complete rejection Reeve Jensen told The Herald he would ask the MD council to consider such ac- tion ;