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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 'JOIN THE FUN' AT THE C.N.E. In Toronto. Special departure from Calgary Aug. 16fh. Limited ipace. AIR FARE ONLY S174.00 ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The LetKbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridgc, Alberta, Tuesday, July 18, 1972 PAGES 9 TO 18 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4lh AVE. S. PHONE 328-7121 "Do you have a ipare pair of glatiel for holiday Postal delivery is really speedy By JOE MA Herald Stalt Writer WiLh the excepliun or Christ- mas Day and New Year's Day, the Lelhbridgc Post Office, for 363 days a year, handles 000 pieces of mail, bags and parcels every day. That figure does not include newspapers, magazines and other prinled matter, and par- cels under two pounds, assis- tant postmaster Henry Schauf. cle said. Of the volume, are letter mail, are bags of up to 66 pounds, and 415 are par- cels two pounds and over, Mr. Schaufele said. The post office has a staff of 90, including 33 full time and three part-time letter carriers. The postmen deliver all of the letter mail, plus news- papers, magazines and other printed matter, and parcels under two pounds. Bags and parcels over two pounds, and special delivery mail received after hours are delivered by the Lethbridge Messenger Service, -which is contracted by the post office. The postmen work five days a week, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an one hour lunch break. However, the post office sor ing staff works around U clock, and so does the mail which Iravels weekend day rainy days, stormy days, snow days. The post office claims ne delivery day service of fir class mail if posted in Let bridge before p.m. Calgary, Cranbrook, Edmo ton, Lethbridge, Medicine Ha Rcgina, Saskatoon, Vancouv ar.d Winnipeg. For Cranbrook, Lethbridj and Medicine Hat, next deli ery day service is assured first class mail is posted Lelhbridgc Wore 5 p.m. Day after tomorrow d livery is accorded to first da: mail for other major centres Canada. Because of human negligenc and other factors, mail doe not always arrive at its destin tions in time, but Mr. Schauu. ele said "assured mail is tru 98 per cent of the time." The assistant postmast e showed a chart of samplln checks, which the post offic conducts regularly. The pe centage of on time delivery ranges from zero to 100. Delay reasons Explanations cited for the delay of delivery include- Post offices in destination cities fail lo make commit ments. Mistakes in the Lethbridge post office. Failure In transit (strike delay cancellations of transport Poor weather. 1 Power failure. Late posting. Bomb scares, lu'jacking. "We are constantly trying to learn from our mistakes, but the Canada Post Office is one of the best in the world." Mr. Schaufele said. Because of the human factor and other circumstances be- yond control, Mr. Schaufele said 98 per cent on time de- livery is a good record. Besides the main post office, there are 12 sub post offices and 114 street boxes in the city. Of the 114 street boxes, 33 have white and two tone blue stripes. The post office collects mail from the street boxes twice a day, once at p.m. and once at 5 p.m. The collec- tion is for all boxes, but the 5 p.m. collection is for striped boxes only. For persons who want their mail out in a hurry but miss the p.m. and 5 p.m. deadline for street boxes, Mr. Schaufele said they can still make it if they post at the main post office before 5745 p.m. and p.m. respectively. The mail leaves at p.m. and p.m. Because of the volume ac- cumulated over the weekend, only first class mail and news- papers are delivered Monday. The postmen's routes are ar- ranged in such a way that all business firms will receive their mail before a.m. except for Monday, also be- cause of the weekend load, Mr. Schaufele explained. Special delivery mail is pro- vided only in communities with carriers (postmen who deliver mail lo households and busi- ness In Alberta, carrier service is available in Lelh- bridge, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Camrosc, Slienvood Park, SI. Albert, Ed- mor.ton and Calgary, and co sequently special delivery available only in these com munities. Ali Special delivery mail r ceived between 0 a.m. and p.m. will be delivered within two hours after it is receive! Mr. Schaufele said. Special di livery mail received between p.m. and 8 a.m. the next da will be delivered before 10 a.m the next day. Ordinary mail Is delivere only once a day. Which is wh business firms rent post offic boxes, because they can ge mail received after 8 a.m. Ihe same day. Mr. Schaufele said all mai to be delivered by carriers cleared by 8 a.m. and all ma received after the deadline, eji cept for special delivery, is de- livered the next day. If an ad dressee has a post office box mail received after 8 a.m. wi be placed in the box the sam day. Persons Living in com munities without carrier ser vice have to go to post offices to find out whether they hav any mail. Most persons these communities rent boxes. There are houses, apartments and 9lil busines offices in Lethbridge. Eacl postman has to cover ahou 400 walks, that is, deliver mai to 400 different addresses every day. With the introduction of the Postal Code, the city is divide( nto 36 districts according t< the coding, with each postman assigned to a specific district Mr. Schaufele asked city resi dents to inform their corres wndents of their codes, :ause it will speed up mail landlir.g, "which ultimately vill benefit the residents." Post office is a public ser- 'ice and it is losing money in most Canadian communities vith the exception of a few big ities such as Montreal, Toron- o and Vancouver. In Lelhbridge, sales from tamps amounted to in iscal 1971 (April 1971 to March 972) but the expenses during lie year, excluding rent, total- ed a loss lo the gov- rr.ment of VACATJON CHECKLIST Sava exlrn shopping trips by checking your needs from McCready-Baines nowl First Aid Kits Deodorants O Toothbrushei 9 Shampoo Sunlan Preparations 4) Travel Sickness Pills Make-Up Shampoo Film Camorai Insect Repellenli Aspiran Sunglasses Insoct Repellents Hand and Body lotion Vitamins Insect Bile Modicalioni "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3555 Alit, oporaling WATERTON PHARMACY LTD. in Watorton National Park WET OPENING Rain may have dampened the but if didn't affect the spirits of those attending the opening day of the Lethbridge Exhibition. Some hardy individuals ventured out in Ihe damp weather to participate in the beginning of the week-long event. The number was daw n from opening day in 1971. -Phil Faulds Photo Murder hearings packed for Baird and Threinen By LARRY BENNETT Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge provincial judge's ourt was filled to capacity londay as two local men barged with non-capital mur- er were remanded, one for hree days and the other for a Lonth. David William Threinen, 24, f 908 IHh St. S charged with ic June 27 murder of Angela iuemer, 10, of Ihc city, was re- landed in custody without plea ntil 10 a.m. Thursday. Bill Gorcwich, agent for the Homey-general in Lethbridgc, cquestcd the r e m a n d for 'lireincn because he had not ecu able lo arrange for a psy- liatric examination of Ihe ac- ised man. John David Baird, 23, of elhbridRC, charged with non- apital murder following the me 10 death of Jack Slanley .ollys, 20, of the cily was re- would be held, bul assured the court it would be held within the month. Baird had previously been charged with attempted mur- der following an April 15 inci- dent at his homo in wliich Soltys received a severe ab- dominal wound. Following an earlier prelim- inary hearing on the attempted murder charge against Baird, Judge L. W. Hudson ruled he could not direct a (rial be held SummerfaMow Wheat sown on summerfal- low land in the Prairie prov- inces in 1371 averaged 27.3 bu- shels nil acre, compared with an average of 22.1 bushels for lhat sown on stubble. Statistics Canada reported lasl week. The 1870 summerfallow figure was anded for one month follow- an application by Ihe I..... rowii for Ihe lengthy remand. I In his second appearance of! c day Mr. Gorcwich asked for e remand lo give the Crown dequalc time to conduct nn quest into Soltys' death. Ho told Ihe court he was un- :rtain of when Ihe inquest bushels and Ihe stubble nn the basis of the evidence presented. Baird released and the charges were persued no fur- ther. A charge of non-capital mur- .der was laid against Baird after Soltys died. At the lime Lhe charges were laid, a police official said it was a way of officially clearing Ihc books. "When Soltys died the case took on an entirely different light. When a man dies of a gunshot wound the law must establish what has happened and those accused must either lie brought to trial, or the charges the police spokesman said. Baird will remain free bail and will be appear for each S2.000 cash required lo additional remand and check in with a police official once a mnnth. The bail bond prohibits him from leaving Alberta until the case has been settled. LEROY'S PLUMBING GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 358-8403 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC tSwarti Blrlg. Ill 5lh SI. S. Phont 328-4091 Manpower doesn't inspect quality of beetworker homes Not Riiilly. Frank BespluR, Lclhbridgo Canada Manpower Centre man- ager says his office docs nol inspect Ilic quality of bccl worker accommodation. "All CMC docs is recruit workers nt Ihe olhcr end (northern Alberta or Saskal- chcwnn) and nrrange transpor- lie snirt. federal-provincial Man- power committed is in charge of checking Ihe quality of work- er housing, he said. Mr. Bcsplug said tho group Is nclually run by (he province joinlly by the federal govern but financed province nnd mcnt. A slory appearing In Mon- day's Herald wrongly said Ihc housing check was done by CMC. It is the provincial com- milloo u-hich is in charge of inspection. Heavy agenda faces city council Air service, a major ice arena, municipal provincial financing and future energy needs are all topics for discus- ion by city council starting at 0 oclock tonight. A study of airplane service in and out of Lethbridge may be initiated by the city. A re- quest by a company willing lo do Ihe sludy was tabled July 4 pending information from Time Airways Ltd. of Lclhbndge. Time presidenl Slubb Koss aid a brief from lus company is coming "soon." A major ntw Ice arena Is in limbo. A Vancouver consulting firm, Phillips, Barralt, Hillier, Jones and Partners, has recommend- ed a S2.7 million arena be buill either downtown or at the site of Lethbridge Community Col- lege. Council has yet to decide where the money will come from and when or where the arena mil be built. Lelhbridge has prepared a brief on provincial municipal Farmers jubilant with all this rain financing for presentation to provincial government commit- tee planning to recommend changes to legislation in 1973. i The brief, or some of its con- tents arc expected to be dis- jcussed tonight. i City solicitor Jack Hammond 1 has been instructed to prepare a brief on futile energy needs Jin the local area, also for pre- sentation for provincial gov- ernment consideration. On the city council agenda is a recommendation that a com- mittee be activated to investi- gate servicing of lots at the city's industrial park in the vi- cinity of 28th St. and 5th Ave. Farmers in western Alberta are jubilant at the continuous rain that has fallen since Mon- day evening. Farms in southeast Alberta and Saskatchewan which were in most critical need of mois- ture, however, have not re- ceived the wetting that the outhwest part of the prairie did. One Lethbridge-area dryland farmer called the weather of- fice here praising the rain. 'Slow it down just a he said, "and give it to us again in about a week." The rain started in Leth- bridge with thundershowers about suppertime and by 10 a.m. today more than an inch had fallen. Heaviest rain was in the foot- hills west and southwest of here. A comparison of rainfall in the 24 hours ending at 0 a.m. today follows. Calgary .63 of an inch, Brooks .19 of an inch, Lelhbridge .79 of an Inch, Pin- cher Creek .83 of an inch and Medicine Hat, not reported, but less than the other locations. Rain since Monday has been continuous and moderate to heavy at Pincher Creek, light to moderate at Lethbridge. but only light at Medicine Hat. AGT explosion injures one man N. The site is Ihc proposed lo- j cation of a distillery and a j bottling plant, among other in- dustries. Arrangements for a fall city J census, required for finance i calculations esch year, are also i expected lo be discussed. Aid. Tom Ferguson has serv- ed notice he will propose scrap- ping initial plans for a bylaw to prohibit garbage burning on Sundays. Current city regulations pro- hibit burning on Mondays. Only tentative plans have been made lo prohibit Sunday burning. The Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta has asked the city for Ihe final of a grant ear- marked earlier in the year. The association is currently shorl of funds due to members who have been tardy in paying their dues. The association bud- get this year is up from In 1971. Also on council's agenda Is an application to close a lane between 6lh Ave. and 6th Ave. A S. west of 13th St. A dangerous build up of vol- itile acetone vapors, a faulty electric cord plug, a proof electric motor and com- placency have been blamed as the cause of an injury and ex- plosion Monday afternoon in the new Alberta Government Tele phone building here. Andrew Tarnoivski, 41, of Cal- gary, remained in satisfactory condition in St. Michael's Gen- eral Hospital this morning with severe burns to his face and arms. City Fire Inspector Doug Ko- melz said Mr. TarnowsM re- ceived burns to about 20 per cent of his body when a danger- ous collection of acetone clean- ing fluid vapors were ignited by an electrical park while he was cleaning a washroom in the AGT building. "To compound Ihc hazard of using the acetone in a confined area it appears the ground plug-prong on the plug of an electric cleaning machine was broken off, greatly increasing the danger of a he said. Inspector Kometz said an In- terview with the injured man's wife revealed the same clean- ing process had been carried out by him for the last six years. "Nothing happened for a long time and complacency set in, and his dangerous practice con- tinued until an explosion and injury said Inspector Kometz. The force of the explosion de- molished a wall of the wash- room, pushed another wall back nearly a fool and lifted all (he ceiling tiles in tiie room. An estimate of the damage was not available from the AGT business office this morn- ing. Gooder conference Thursday The first and workshop sponsored by Youth Across Canada for the Mental- ly Retarded will be held in the Dorothy Gooder School, 1805 9lh Ave. N., Thursday through Saturday. The program Includes rap sessions, films and lectures. Dr. A. It. Stewart of Edmon- ton, a pediatrician and presi- dent of the Alberta Association for (he Mentally Retarded, will outline (he medical aspects of menial rclardalion. Aubrey Teal, executive dir- ector of the association, will discuss (he role of volunteers. The banquet will Iw held nt Ihe Holiday Inn Friday even- ing, with featured speaker Neil Crawford, minister of health nnd socinl development. Kiddies' zoo is quiet One of the quieter corners In the light and noise and music of the fair grounds is the Kid- dies' Zoo. The zoo seems to have dim- inished greatly in size and var- iety over the years, (jut there are a few attractions for the youngsters. A small fawn, several lambs and a young donkey were the most popular with the visitors. The "baby" pigs prov- ed a disappointment judged by some to be "60 or 70 pounds at least." Although most visitors seem- ed coutenl to just watch the an-1 imals or pet them, a few chil- j dren unaccompanied by adults i proved annoying and some-1 times cruel to the small mals. One man who visited the zoo reported the management lo! Ihc Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. fawn is obviously too young to lie away from its he "Many cf the smaller animals are in ham- ster-size cages with no room to move.'' The SPCA bad advised the. man they would look into il. Agenda release is agenda item City council tonight vill re- ceive for first reading an amendment to its procedural bylaw that will allow the news media to obtain council agendas at 4 p.m. on Friday before each Monday evening council meet- ing. Currently, agendas are not available to the public until the morning of the Monday meet- ing. WHOOP-UP DAYS SPECIAL! FIRE-KING OVENWARE 8-INCH CAKE PAN 114 Quart 9 CASSEROLE Oval or Round with cover I'.i Qunrl BAKING DISH Regulor 3.25 each TAKE YOUR 1 PICK, EACH I CALL CHINA 327-5767 DOWNTOWN CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower Lovel MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. PHONE .127-7822 Makes A Nice Day Nicer! FOOD and PASTRY SHOP 7021 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE 328-7751 ;