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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 42 THE IETHBRIDGE HKAID Wednesday, July 14, 1971 orest fire ndget fattened EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta budget for fighting forest res was increased by rail- on through an order-in-coun- il handed down by the pro- uicial cabinet. The allocation was set at million for the 1971-72 fiscal ear. A special grant of vas awarded to the University f Calgary for construction of a 50-metre swimming pool. The Alberta Association for he Mentally Retarded re- ceived the town of Syl- van Lake the Con- sumers' Association of Canada the Alberta Registered ilusic Teachers' Association and the Festival Chorus Soci- ety each, and the Edmon- ton Chamber Music Society Don Rickles has surgery LOS ANGELES (AP) Co- median Don Rickles, noted to his insulting and sarcasti humor, underwent foot sur gery Monday for a rupturec achilles tendon. Rickles will be unable to per form for six to eight week due to the injury he sufferec playing tennis, a spokesma said. AMVUAL CONSUMPTION Members of Newfoundland labor force consume about gallons of beer each annually. Nordegg prison is really great -if you have to be in jail NORDEGG (CP) "If you've got to be in jail, this is the place to be." That was one prisoner's comment about the camp Salvation Army withdraws from fund EDMONTON (CP) The Salvation Army announced here it will withdraw from the Edmonton United Com- munity Fund in July, 1971 t( allow a capital-expansion rune campaign which otherwise would conflict with UCF f eg illations. Spokesman for the fund am the Salvation Army said in i joint statement the proposed larger Salvation Army pro- gram also would require a considerable increase in op efating costs. The army plans several new buildings as part of the expan- sion, and will raise funds through a public campaign, in- cluding payroll pledges from employees of companies. UCF regulations permit capital fund drives, except through em- ployee payroll deductions. where prisoners and staff live in the deserted remains of a coal-mining town 130 miles southwest of Edmonton. Started in 1961 on an experi- mental basis, it is run in connection with Bowden Insti- tute, a provincial jail in cen- tral Alberta for youthful of- fenders. The average age of prison- ers is 23 and most are single with about Grade 8 education. The men are selected from other institutions and go through Bowden before being transferred to the camp site. The town looks like what a ghost town should look deserted homes with some shattered window panes, fall- ing with still-vis- ible reminders that people lived there less than 20 years ago. There have been as many as 100 prisoners, the majority living in what was once the town's boarding house and others at a bush camp. The boarding house has some institutional characters tics but there are no bars on the windows. FEW PROBLEMS Donald Hyatt, the deputy superintendent in charge of the camp, says: "We have few discipline problems here we have few visitors be- cause of the location and the conditions of ths roads." The prisoners are paid 50 cents a day while working Western choral groups win WINDSOR. Ont. (CP) Cho- ral groups from Western Can- ada were lop winners in recent national choral competitions, he board of directors of the federation of Canadian Music festivals announced here. The Gallery Singers of Van- couver won top senior honors while Kelvin High School of Winnipeg won the junior com petition. Junior runners uj were St. Patrick girls choir of St. John's, Nfld., and the John Oliver mixed choir of Vancou ver. EASE DETENTIONS KUALA LUMPUR (Rcuter) The Malaysian governmen has announced that 74 persons held without trial under the In ternational Security Act hav been released since March, bu that still were in detentio camps up to May 1. around the town or in one of two camps. But they get an hour for fighting forest fires and are eager to do this. Last year they logged hours fighting 16 fires. Everything is done for a purpose. "The men don't move snow for the sake of moving snow or cut trees for the sake rvf cutting Mr. Hyatt said. They work along roadsides. rolled; pine cones for seed nnd cut wood for highway camps. "Some have said the only difference in being here and being on the outside is that the pay isn't as good said Mr. Hyatt. "They are not criminal but rather socially delinquent. They have just gone wrong." The provincial government has 10 camps similar to the one here. Mr. Hyatt began his career as a military policeman and then worked with a motor company in Windsor, Ont Later he bought a farm south of Bowden and began working part time at the institute. He found he could not keep up with both jobs and took the rhance to work at the Nor- degg camp. Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT EXHIBITION July 19th thru 24th STAGE SHOW-GRANDSTAND p.m. Won., Tuei., Wed., July 19, 20, 51 CHUCKWAGON RACES AND RODEO 7 p.m. Fri., Sol., July 22, 23, 24 BEER GARDEN OPEN DAILY from 12 noon featuring The Travelling People Won.- Wed. from 5 p.m. and the Taber Polka Band Thun.-Sat. CASINO-KALEIDARTS BLDG. Open dally from Noon-2 a.m. YOUTHORAMA-MEZZANINE FLOOR Open dally from 1 p.m. WHOOP-UP COMPOUND and the World" Children's zoo-75 years progress in the poultry Induilry i THOMAS SHOWS MIDWAY i ARTS AND CRAFTS DISPLAYS i COMMERCIAL AND AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITS GIANT PARADE Won., July 19 at 9.30 a.m. Hon. Parade Marshall It.-Gov. Grant MacEwan Pari- Mutuel Betting p.m. MART ADMISSION 1 Admlstlon-to all actiivties on grounds including horse races I Adults Children (7-14) 50c (under 7) FREE 1 BEER GARDEN after 5 p.m. i COFFEE HOUSE ADMISSION 50c after p.m. GRANDSTAND-STAGE SHOW-RODEO 1 RESERVED and RUSH I WHOOP-UP PACKAGE (SAVE Originated In Alberta For Alberta Families DISCOUNT FOOD CENTRES 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive College Mall 420 6th Street South 324 Mayor Magrath Drive ;