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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HOLIDAY IN EUROPE Toko advantage of thfl Special Youth now In effect Only return Only return For Travel between June 20th and July 251h add on For Information and reiervatioru contort: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END Phone 328-3201 or 321-11114 The Lethbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, July 21, 1971 PAGES 13 TO 28 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP 3rd Ave., M.M. Drive S. Phone 328.8161 "The Pioneer and Leading Retail Shop in Lelhbridge" FINEST QUALITY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS Business as usual Work at hotel site continues By LARRY BENNETT Staff Writer Work is continuing on the new Holiday Inn Hotel at the Shop- pers' World site, following a collagpse of part of the old structure Monday. Businesses were at normal operation. The cause of the collapsed wall has not been determined. The force of the buckling threw a part of the wall four feet wide and eight feet long more than 40 feet from the original foundatlon. A family living on 23rd St. in the rear of the shopping complex said they heard a loud noise like thunder at about 7 p.m. "I'm thankful got hurt." that nobody So said Gordon Jahrig, a con- struction engineer, as he look- ed at the crumpled wall and sagging roof of the Glendale Recreation Ltd. A suggestion to use a large crane to attempt to shore the sagging building was vetoed when it was concluded that if the rest of the building fell the crane would be dragged into the wreckage as well. It was reported excavators recently hit at least one sew- age line and a. water line, of had no previous breaking them which they knowledge, both. Excavation operations had apparently been carried out to the very edge of the foundation, greatly reducing its strength. The excavations are part of construction of the new high- rise Holiday Inn hotel being built on the site. Much concern was generated when the radio tower of CHEC radio began io Jean. City police diverted traffic from Mayor Magrath Drive and the fire department and officials from the city public works branch and the city elec- trical branch were summonded to the site. Business in the shopping complex functioned normally Tuesday and the Smith Broth- ers and Wilson Construction firm continued its work in prep- aration for building the founda- tion of the new hotel. The base of a 75 foot high climbing crane was erected on the site and will soon be in operation. The crane is used to transport the forms and con- crete needed for the new struc- ture. City building inspector Tosh Kanashiro was at the site Tues- day, but was not available for comment. Art Batty said today a joint press release will be issued by the Smith Brothers and Wilson Construction firm and the new- ly organized Holiday Village Ltd. as soon as all of the ne- cessary information has been gathered by the insurance in- vestigators. "We do not wish to make any he said, "until have all of the facts." The Shopper's World project was first conceived in 1950 by Strike settled Gerald P. Carrothers, a city planning consultant, frtim Win- nipeg. City Council laid aside the land for the project that same year. Shopper's World was com- pleted and opened in Nov. 1956 at a cost of At the time of its comple- tion it was the only major shopping centre in Southern Al- berta and it was heralded as a merchandizing dream come true. Late in 1970 Mr. Batty de- cided to convert his shopping complex to a hotel complex Holiday Village. On Jan. 26, 1971 after Uie purchase of additional land the city council gave its final o.k. to the proposed hotel. Since its 3956 opening the complex has been plagued by fires, the most recent, only three weeks ago, resulted from the use of cutting torches in the salvage work to make way for the new hotel. South gets needed rain Thunder showers which drop ped almost one-third of an inc of rain on Lethbridge overnigh gave general but varyin amounts of precipitation ti most southern Alberta points. No hail or destructive win was reported from any centre throughout the soulh althoug lightning was believed respon sifale for a fire which destroye a double grain elevator at Vu can early this morning. Construction has resumed to- day at the new Lethbridge uni- versity site, following settle- ment of a province-wide oper- ating engineers' strike early this morning. Contractors and representa- tives of Operating Engineers Union Local 955 signed a mem. orandum of agreement at 2 a.m. this morning in Edmonton, af- ter a lengthy bargaining ses- sion. Both sides refused to reveal details of the settlement, which still requires ratification by union membership. The strike started July 13, but picket lines were not set up until Monday. Work on major projects in the province stop- ped when the picket lines were established, as other unions re- fused to cross them. The million university see us for fail, expert PHOTO INISHIKG Anglo Distributors Stereo Photographic Centra 419 5th Street South Phone 328-6922 project was the only construc- tion site in Lethbridge affected by the strike. The operating engineers were earning a base rate of per hour under the old contract which expired April 1. Injured youth still serious A Lethbridge youth injured in a July 14 car and motorcycle collision remained in serious condition in St. Michael's Gen- eral Hospital. Thomas Martens, 17, of 327 16th St. N. was rushed to St. Michael's Hospita] after the motorcycle he was driving col- lided with a car at the inter- section of llth St. and 3rd Ave. S. Hospital officials declined to comment on the extent or na- ture of the young man's injur- ies, but one official said his condition had improved slightly since he had been admitted. The driver of the car was not injured and damage re- sulted CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING and WINDOW COOLERS CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 Construction continues at site of Monday's collapse. Veterinarians meet here Sept. 9-11 The summer meeting of the Alberta Veterinary Association will be held in Lethbridge Sept. 9-11 the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta announced this morning. Meetings of the association are held twice a year with the mid-winter session held in P.ed Deer and the summer meeting rotated among Lethbridge, Cal- gary and Edmonton. The meeting is held mainly for continuing education and professional papers will be pre- sented to the 100 delegates ex- pected. Representatives from Montana, British Columbia am Saskatchewan are also expect ed to be in attendance. The meeting will be held in the El Rancho Hotel. Quebec students leave citv today Twenty-one high school stu denls from Sherbrobke, Que left today for Edmonton, after week-long exchange visit to Lethbridge. The students, travelling un- der the Young Voyageurs pro- pram of east-west student ex- changes, spent the week tour- ing throughout southern Al >erta, the guests of the East Lethbridge Rotary Club. While ia Lethbridge they were hosted by city students of .he same ages, and lived Iheir hosts' homes. The Quebec students, traveli- ng by bus, will now pay a quick visit to the Alberta capi- .al, before returning home. A similar group of Lclh- jridge students will soon leave or Quebec on the second half if the exchange program. In another Quebec-Lethbridge txchange, 21 students from Saint Laurent, Lethbridge's sis- er city, are still in southern CAMM'S GIGANTIC JULY SHOE SALE CONTINUES WITH THE LOWEST PRICES IN TOWN NATIONALLY ADVERTISED JOYCE SHOES Reg. to ?23. 1 Q Lowett Price in Town 1 OF ENTIRE STOCK OF SLATER AND GOLDEN PHEASANT DRESS PUMPS tp CHUNKY HEELS All colors. Hog. to 9 Lew than Vi price SANDALS Tan, Beige, White. On sale at 1 and W FAMOUS LISA DEBS Short llnei and discontinued Cif A patterns. Reg. to 123. 01 J Loweil Price ever 1 SHOES Reg. to Lowest Price over on sale pair CHARG Open Thursday and Friday Until 9 p.m. CAMM'S 403 5th St. S. SHOES Alberta, and tonight will be feted at a formal banquet. They are staying in the homes of their exchange-host students, who have already made their eastern visit. Lethbridge has also had a number of other student visi- tors from Quebec, in several Augur program buses. Augur, also called Travel' Canada, is a federal government-funded youth travel program designed to enable Canadian young peo- ple to travel throughout their country. For each registrant gets a 30-day trip by bus, including all travel costs, meals anc lodging fees. All that is re- quired is a sleeping bag and pocket money. One Lethbridge Augur bus left with 28 young people, male and female, July 20, bound for a 12-city tour of Ontario and Quebec. Another Augur bus has been scheduled now for deparlure from Lelhbridge about Aug. 1, returning in time for fill col- lege and universiy classes. Furhter information on the second trip, at the same price, is available at 328-7144. OUR OSCAR flRT STUDIO ON FICTH OVENUE ARTISTIC i PICTURE FILMING ARTISTS' supplies cAiLtnv 710-5 AVE S UTHKRIOCIE-AITA "My horoscope said pack a suitcase if you go to the horse races, but it didn't work ouf that way. I had it packed alright when I got home." New principal for St Mary's Steven Shaw, a teacher from northern Alberta, has been designated as the new princi- pal of St. Mary's Residential School on the Blood Indian Re- serve. Mr. Shaw is currently con> Dieting his M.A. in cross-cul- Lure education at the Univer- sity of Alberta. AIC meeting dollar value is estimated As much as may have been spent in Lethbridge by delegates and families at tending the recent Agriculture Institute of Canada convention in Lethbridge. Estimates ranging between SI and the higher figure have been made, but the persons attending the mec made it the largest convention ever held in Lethbridge, ant also the largest AIC convention ever held. Admitted to bar William Wakerich, formerly of Lethbridge, was formally ad- mitted to the Alberta Bar As- sociation by Justice A. J. Cul- len and Judge H. S- Tow- botham in a cer'emony in Cal- gary June 23. Mr. Wakerich is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Wakerich of 708 14th St. N., Letlibridge. MIKE HANZEL SHOE REPAIR EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR 317 7th STREET SOUTH TO 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A S9.95 MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE JNSrAllATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT INUTE UFFLEFI Phono 328-8134 509 6th Avenue South Rainfall varied from a trace at Cardston, Pincher Creek and Vauxhall to more than one inch in areas around Taber, Taber itself received three- quarters of an inch. Most of the precipitation was concentrated on centres in a line from Fort Macleod to Fore- most with both Fort Macleod and Granum receiving .2 of an inch, Lethbridge getting .32 of an inch. Warner, Wrcntham and Fore- most all received between .4 and .5 of an inch of rain al- though some areas east of War- ner remained dry. Tire Alberta Wheat Pool said in its crop report Tuesday that rain was urgently needed throughout southern areas. Intermittent showers or thun- dershowers are expected to con- tinue this evening and Thur- day evening according to t h e Lethbridge weather office. A high temperature of 92 de- grees Tuesday should be dupli- cated today although maximum readings Thursday are expect- ed to be about five degrees cooler. Indian youth tour leaving for Europe A grant from the de- partment of Indian affairs of- fice in Edmonton put the bud- get over the top Tuesday as 40 Blood and Pcigan high-school students leave for Europe to- night. Almost seven months in the planning, the tour by the stu- Hospital hospitality appreciated During this week o[ Whoop- Up activities and self-indul- gence, one may tend to for- get the less fortunate. But a letter from a pafient in St. Michael's General Hos- pital proves that good old Western Canadian hospitality and kindness still exist. Mrs. Patricia Benefiel, of the San Francisco Bay area, was holidaying in this area in April when her car left the road, fracturing one of her legs. She has been in traction in the hospital since April 24. She was feeling somewhat "down" Monday when she knew she would not be able to see one of her nurses, Hosemary Mahon, riding her horse, Amos Moses, in the Whoop-Up Days parade. But Mrs- Benefiel was not down for long. After the pa- rade Miss Mahon and Amos appeared on the hospital parking lot and performed just for Mrs. Benefiel who was able to view the pair from her hospita Iwindow. Mrs. Benefiel told The Her- ald that many Lethbridgc cit- izens have visisted her "and I no longer feel 'foreign.'" Baud class winners announced Judging look place in two categories in the band section of Monday's Whoop-Up Days parade. The Cardslon band look top honors in the brass category. Winner in the drum and bugle class was the Ed- monton All-Girls Band. There were 13 bands in this year's parade. DRIVING LESSONS by (he Hour! A.B.C. DRIVING ACADEMY Phone 327-1241 denls, several chaperones and a representative of Kainai News is a pioneering effort by the organizer of the affair, Knud Norbjerg. The tour is being financed half by the secretary of state under various travel pro- grams. Each student was also required to contribute to- wards his cost and pay for the required passport. Mr. Ncrbjerg, a teacher at St. Mary's School on the Blood Reserve, was the centre of con- troversy over the trip in June. A series of public meetings cleared the air and allowed planning for the tour to pro- ceed smoothly again, however. Students ar'e to leave the school this evening at 5 o'clock for Calgary where they will board a chartered jet for the flight to London. The students will be In Eu- rope 29 days and periodic re- ports of their progress are ex- pected to apper in The Herald. Youth hurt in collision A Lethbridge youth is in satis- factory condition in St. Mi- chael's General Hospital follow- ing a car and motorcycle collis- ion about noon Tuesday. William David Falconer, 19, of 1143 23rd St. N. was rushed (b St. Michael's Hospital after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car at the inter- section of 2nd Ave. S. and Mayor Magrath Drive. The driver of the car, Harris Mark Hall of 521 2Glh St. A N., was not injured and damage to both vehicles was about ?400. We hope You enjoy Yourself of Whoop-Up Days Pay us a visit when downtown MARQUIS FLOWER Shop Marquii Hotel Bldg. Phone 317-1515 HOYT'S MID-SUMMER LAWN MOWER 5 OTHER MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5767 Uie our own Convenient Credit Termi or your CHARGEX Card ;