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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthkidgc Herald (Special Pricei on Bulk Orders) ERiCKSEN'S 2021 Srd'Ave. S. Ph. 328.8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 For information and rtl.rvali.mi conlart: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL M CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END Phone 328-3801 or 328-8184 SECOND It'l a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITI AMA building planned The board of directors of the Alberta Motor Association this er fyluU'Vvv t f Council dibs-in more funds for ice facility derson Lake community ice fa- cility. Although loaded with compli- factors, the situation fact that office building. Approval was granted for the purchase at the regular city SSdl meeting Monday night The planned building will con- tain square feet of work- ing space on two levels, with the main office work done on the ground floor. The basement will be used for supplies Cost of the new facihte pxnected to reach 00 with work on the new eipecled before the new King, AMA board chair- thought necessary to bring Bet ter working conditions for an expanding business. The Lethbridge branch of AMA serves the area torn ttavely to the U.S. border and From the Britsh Columbia boundary to Grassy Lake. The S branch office was estab- li present building constructed but AMA used onlv a part of. the building. It took ovrf the entire building in Expanding services have meant an increase in staff to 22 this year from seven in law. Monetary transactions have in- creased to more than million from in 1964. Mr. King said the new build- ing is being designed to meet thS potential service growth oJ AMA for the next 20-30 years with expansion factors built m to the new structure. Broken legs result of collisions A 10-year-old Lethbridge boy is at home today following a car and bicycle collision at the intersection of 7 Ave. A and 19th St. N. Monday. Gary Rcgier, the son of Mr and Mrs. Bernard Regier o 1914 8th Ave. N. was treated for a broken leg at St. Mi chael's General Hospital and released. The driver of the car, Dons Muttart of number 6 Deo Court, was not injured and damage resulted. A Lcthbridge man received a broken leg Monday evening when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car in the 500 block of 13th St. N. Brian Pierson, 13, of 1248 8th Ave S. was reported in good condition in St. Michael's Gen- era1 hospital. The driver of the car, Dex- ter L. Lastuka of 1402 17th St. N was not injured and dam- age to both vehicles was 45 DRUG CASES A total of 45 cases involving drug use were brought before the courts in Lethbridge in 1970 Police seized and destroyed worth of drugs, mostly LFTX were opened Friday. The low- est bid was A report by City Manager Tom Nutting takes into account other costs. Engineering fees will take another pro- vision of services adds and operating costs tack on an additional bringing the total to about Op- erating costs would be the only item definitely not included in the debenture borrowing. Mayor Andy Anderson point- ed out to council that it could not award the contract without approval from the Local Au- thorities Board for borrowing above the previously approved the project but these and the low bid was he said. Equipment and wages had both increased drastically in recent weeks, he said. If council attacks the cost problem through suggested de- letion, such things as heating, signs, site development and a but not actually would be to scale project, perhaps by eliminating a second ice sheet, facility is designed to handle Sugar King hockey games, council is moving ahead on plans to build a major arena. It approved a request from the arena committee to be al- lowed to receive proposals from ice Intend' Consultant. letion, sucn inings community ice nterested signs, site development and a Although the community Neutral stance on west plan Cuts in were considered, amounted to only With servicing costs and en- gineering fees included in the amount required, the figure was near the mark. Council now has 30 days _ which to consider where the cuts if any, will be made. If the con tract is not awarded in tha time, the project will have t be tendered again. Alderman Vera Ferguson adamantly opposed to any cost escalation, suggested the city set a limit of and get whatever it could for that price. She could not vote for a facility, she said. She also said the complete proposition was not brought be- fore council before the project was put out for tender. George Naoum, manager of the con- sulting group that designed the ice facility, admitted that time had been very short in the preparation of plans and more figures would be available for the next meeting of council. Estimates on some of the sub-trades had caused the pro- ject to come in at a higher price than expected, he said. Electrical work, for example, had been estimated at iergan may run or council William L. Kergan, honored By MYRON JOHNSON Staff Writer City council refused Monday to commit itself on a proposed private subdivision de- velopment in west Lethbridge, although the developers were informed that the present policy of council is that city land should be given priority in ser- vicing. Westview Investments Co., a partnership of 63 businessmen would like to develop a parcel ot land, largely for single fam- ily homes, along the coulee just northwest of the new university property. Ther'e are no subdivisions llrclt: west of the river at present, al- though the city has plans to de- velop some of its own land near the Westview holdings. Murray Jones, consultant for Westview Investments, told council his clients at this time merely want an indication from council whether or not the city would even consider a private Appeals for funds get thumbs down perfect attendance. He navigated the hotel steps both u and except for knocking over same eh.na, behaved Easf uthbridge club has shuttled between purchased him at 470 pound, fed far a -sr z an inter-club barbecue an August 14, bu m y Ferdlnand and the tt, president of the East Leth- bridge cir, I shown above with Mr. _-------------------------------------- Michelson new police chief ]ommission named j H Vosburgh, Sven Erick- sen and L. D. MacLean have beer, appointed by the Board of Police Commissioners by At- torney-General Edgar Gerhart, Mayor Andy Anderson an- nounced Monday. Alderman Jim Anderson and Vera Ferguson wore previously designated by council. The new board will elect its own chairman, who cannot be citv council appointee. Mr. Vosburgh, Mr. MacLean and Aid. Anderson served on Jie previous board, dissolved June 30 under the new provin- cial Police Act. Council also approved the ap- pointment of Inspector R. I Michelson to replace Chief Co stable James Carpenter, wh retires in October. Medical-dental building discussed by city council Summer Livin' Is i Easy Livin9 with FRESH DELICIOUS BREAD-PIES-PASTRIES I BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARY CAKES From our Top Selection Kentucky Fried Chicken Potato Salad Cole Slaw Macaroni Salad BEAN SALAD SVEN ERICKSEN'S FINE FOODS t PASTRY SHOP 1 LOCATIONS I C.r. M.M. Drlv., 3rd Ave. S 3S8-8161 I 1703 Moyor Masralh Phoni 328-7752 Three voluntary agencies Monday made one last unsuc- cessful attempt to have their 1971 grants increased by city council. Although everyone on council agreed the three agencies the Victorian Order of Nurses, the Canadian Mental Health As- sociation, and the Salvation Army are worthwhile organ- izations, a majority of alder- men felt the money to keep them operating should not come from city funds. After rejecting their bids for additional funds, however1 council approved a grant to the Lelhbridge Milk Founda tion to help it sponsor the an nual convention of the Asso- ated Milk Foundation of Can da here Oct. 5-6. By votes of 4-3, council re ected the bids by the VON fo n increase to from and by the CMHA fo n unspecified increase from he already allocated. Th CMHA spokesman S'iste arissa sought more funds for at organization so that follow care for mental patients re urned to the community coul continued. Council was told that if Ih MHA request was turnet swn, council should expres e rejection by formal letter utlining its policy on granting uch funds so CMHA would ave a document from which to olicit elsewhere. subdivision development in ths area. If council was adamantly op- posed to such a project, he said, he would advise Westview to handon their plans. But it ouncil was at least willing to onsider the proposal, he would ecommend to the developers hat they undertake a study ot the economic viability of con- current development of the ily's land and Westview's and. If the Westview study is un- dertaken, it would also examine 'the housing strategy current- y being employed by the city n developing its land in west Lethbridge to determine if, with the introduction of private _ de- velopment, tliis stategy might be improved upon." Although council did not re- city council Monday on lu's etirement as the city's direc- or of preventive social ser- ces, indicated he may seek a council in the near eat on u'ure. "But I think first I'll go and ee a he said, to le amusement of taxpayers and reporters attending the meeting. Laughter of the alder men was more restrained. Mr. Kergan's career with the city began almost 35 year ago He joined the Lethbridg police force in 1936, served i he. army from 1941 to 1946 hen returned to the police de- partment. In 1948, he wa the combined position o school attendance officer an city welfare officer. He became full-time welfare officei- in 1957, and was appointed to Ins pres- ent position in 1966. He official- ly retires Thursday. 3MHA had originally sough The Salvation Army's reques or funds was turned down 5- t had requested but wi receive no money from the ci his year. Aid. Vera Ferguson, Jim Ai derson, Vaughan Hembroff an Joe Balla voted against three requests, while May Andy Anderson and Aid. Ste Kotch supported them. Depu ject the development outright, several aldermen expressed un- willingness to indicate even tentative support, fearing it might be regarded as a degree of commitment to the project. However, aldermen were di- vided on whether or not to en- courage the company's pro- posed study. Aid. Vera Ferguson sain she opposed even "implying support the project" by A spokesman for CMHA said he group had met last year vilh provincial preventive so- ial service officials and was dvised it does not come under ocial services. A Salvation Army represen- ative expressed concern that a grant not forthcoming irom the city to help support a lome for unmarried mothers in Calgary. He noted that several Letii- mdge girls have gone to the home in the last three years. Although Lethbridge has con- tributed no money to the home in the three years, he said, the cost of caring for those girls has been more than However a majority of al- dermen expressed the same at- titude toward the CMHA and Salvation Army as they had toward the province, not the city, is the logical source of funds we '-'it 1" couraging the study. "They are free to make a survey if they she said. Aid. Vaughan Hem- broff said the city should en- courage the study. "Their investigation will benefit the he said. "It will increase our knowledge, and it won't be at our expense.' Aid. Jim Anderson said the city should be willing to look at their- study, but he added: "We should make clear where we stand on servicing that our property gets priority." In the end, mural's resolu- tion passed without indicating either support or opposition to the proposed study. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dentol Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE Lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. "The post office depart ment increased the price o' mailing letters to seven cents and then the post office ran out of one-cent stamps. The pros and cons of a p posed medical-dental clinic 2931 Oth Ave. S. were presented to city council Monday but, because of the kteness of the hour, council did not consider the required zoning bylaw amendment. STW Holdings Ltd.. compris- ing doctors and dentists, needs to have a protion of the prop- erty just north of the College Shopping Mall rczoned for com- mercial use before the project ;an proceed. Lawyer R. D. Wilde, in pre- senting the case for the build- ing, ssid there was no land speculation involved. Those in volvcd will definitely go aheat with the project, one lhat wil serve the needs of the area and enhance property values he said. Lawyer Ed Rice, presenting the views of residents of Ih area said development on th access road abutting 20th Ave S would reduce the value o adjacent homes. Homeowner were prepared to accept th clinic, he said, if it were si tinted on the east side of Lake shore Road. Cany over meeting City council will meet ednesday at p.m. to con- ude business not covered onday's meeting. Although Monday's agenda as relatively light, several ems took some time to resolve. As one o'clock approached, dermen voted to call it quits and meet RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING and WINDOW COOLERS CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 when iwini oupjjwi Mayor Bex Litle supported the majority only on the Salvation Army vote. Aid. Kotch was the only member of council to note an inconsistency in funding the milk foundation while refusing the other organizations. Presenting the case for the VON, Mrs. H. A. Arnold argued that the organization's home nursing care program results in substantial savings In health costs, which ultimately benefi taxpayers. Aid. Anderson replied tha the province, not the city saves money from reducec health costs, and the V01> should therefofe be supportec by provincial taxes. Aid. Hembroff agreed, stat ing: "We're placed in the in vidious position of being asket to do what the provincial ernment won't do." He sugges ed the VON "raise some of th money then called o the organization to increase it IT'S HERE! THE NEW BOLEX MULT1MATK SUPER 8 CARTRIDGE PROJECTOR roils of film at once in the handy Bolex Cartridge. Has reverse or stop action. Fr.ur projection speeds. Zoom lens.. Exceptional Volue at MOVIE CAMERA. Only DON'T FORGET THE FAIR IS COMING! "WHEN SAIES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES- PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3555 -AUo'op.rating WATERTON PHARMACY LTD. In Walerlon National Park JULY SPECIALS ROTARY CUT MAHOGANY DOORS Suitable for new construction or remodelling older homes. f Each UTILITY HARDBOARD THICK Suitable for lining almost any type of very economically. 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