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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW? That It coste no mere to beck all yeur travel arrange- with a qualified agmt. Art Williams Travel Centra Village Mall City is 57th on income list Tbe average annual income of Letbbridge residents was in 1971, according to statistics compiled by the revenue department in Otta-, wa. Hie figure places Leth- bridge 57th on the list of Canadian cities and compares with the 1970 figure of when the city ranked 61st. Tbe city with the highest average income was Oakville, Oat. Residents there earned sr average of m Lethbridge, in- come tax forms were filed and of these persons re- ported incomes in the to range. In the to range there were persons, according to tax forms, and in the to range there were persons. hundred seventy eight persons report- ed incomes in the to range and 494 report- ed incomes of or more. The figures are .the most recent ones released.by the department. Senior citizens high rise plans near completion A model of the proposed senior citizens' apartment wiU be revealed to members of city council within 10 days. The architect's version of the lOMmit apartment to be built on the central school block at 8tfa Street and 6th Avenue S. will go before Fire damages truck NOBLEFORD The trac- tor truck of a semi-trailer unit hauling 36 head of cattle was heavily damaged by fire five miles northwest of here Friday afternoon. Tbe fire hi the tractor unit, owned by Juris Livestock Ltd. of Picture Butte, did not affect Driver Malcolm McManus of Picture Biitte received mi- nor burns when be left the burning tractor unit to un- hook Che trailer and then re- entered the tractor to drive ft ahead of the trailer. He said he was just driv- ing along Highway 23 when "there was one big smoke bomb and mat was it." _ He said he returned to the burning (nick to move it be- cause he was afraid it would encode, possfcly tiffing the cattle. MOVING? OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES council before it is made pub- lic. Some aldermen have com- plained in recent months about projects being made public through the press be- fore they see them. Aid Vera Ferguson's flare-up at coun- cil Tuesday over the release of the airport study was the such case. Height of the proposed apartment has caused some controversy. Originally planned to be five storeys, later reports indicated it could go as high as 10-12 storeys, drawing protest from some senior citizens who feel a Mghrise would not be suitable for people of their age. Tbe height of the apartment likely won't be disclosed until the model is unveiled but the building is still being referr- ed to as a highrise in city ball circles. Architect on the project is the local firm of Robins, Mitchell and Watson. The city in the meantime till awaiting wwr provincial regulations governing financ- ing and rental senior citi- zens apartments. 671 students at university Six hundred seventy one students have taken courses during the first two sessions of the .University of Leth- bridge summer program, statistics released this week by the registrar's office show. The majority of summer sdrsion students are from Lethbridge but students have come from other southern Alberta centres, as well as centres throughout Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Registration lists stu- ckf its from Montreal and Fairview, Quebec; Red Sucker Lake, Man.; Ember- ley and Dawson Creek, B.C.; Toppenish, Wash.; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Edam and Moose Jaw, Sask., and Grande Cache, Ft Chipe- wyan, Grande Prairie and St Albert. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINK DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz tWfl. Ml 5th St S. Phone 32M095 Beat The Heat! ADMIRAL B.T.U. AIR CONDITIONERS While They Last IETHBRIDGE APPLIANCES 90S 3rd Avenue South Pfcene 377445ft WINDOW COOLER SPECIALS! 5000 BTU 4000BTU MOO BTU Other rim and at Comparable law CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Phono The Uthbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, July 21, 1973 PAGES 15 TO 26 lETHMIDOl OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lewer level 7lh Straot Stwpplnffj Mall (4M) 32S-74! 1 ADDING MACHINES The city Briefly .Speaking 9 apply for fire chief joh Nine applications have been received for the posi- tion of Lethbridge fire chief soon to be vacated by eran firefighter Wilf Russell Four of the abdications are local, two are from Calgary, two from Edmonton, and one from Yelknvtamfe, N.W.T. Tbe last day for applications was today. Chief Russell, who has served 44 years on the force, ll of them as iire chief, will retire next month. U of L profs, promoted Thirteen University of Leth- bridge professors have been promoted to higher academic positions, the U of L board of governors announced Wed- nesday. Heading the list was Dr. Stanley Perkins, in the facul- ty of education who was pro- moted to full professorship. The others were promoted in the faculty of arts and science, 11 appointed as as- sociate professors. The pro- motions were: Prof. Herb Hicks, in the art depart- ment; Dr. Luke Stebbins hi biological sciences; Dr. Babir Bilgm in economics; Dr. George Zieber in geography, Dr. Dieter Mueller, history, Prof. Louise Chapman in music, and Dr. Ken Hicken in political science. Dr. AMra Icbikawa and Dr. Edwin Webking were promoted in psychology and Dr. Lloyd Delude and Dr. Peter Lette- Dr. Robin Fry was the tone promotion hi the department of physical education, mov- ing to the position of assist- ant professor. Cooling off while cutting figures Local rider wins event Games legal, but not easy Skating a summer pastime Skating may be well known as a winter pastime but some 65 to 70 Lethbridge skaters are finding it, an enjoyable .way to spend a hot Monday or Wednesday night The Henderson Ice Centre, used six days a week by the figure skating and hockey schools, is getting a great deal of use from public skat- ing and casual bookings, Bffl McDonnell of the city recrea- tion department says. Ice time is available for public skating from pjn. to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wed- nesdays. The main activities at the centre are the schools but groups can rent ice tune for hockey or other activities at an hour, Mr. McDonnell said. Public skating costs 20 cents for children, 30 cents for students and 60 cents for adults. fee not needed City Manager Tom Nutting, in clarifying a story in the Friday edition of The Herald, says Here will not be a real estate fee involved when the titty land sales commit- tee considers a Lethbridge County 26 offer of for the old city annex building. The buQdmg is on the corn- er of 4th Ave. and 9th St. S. "My request for the real estate fee is not required said Mr. Nutting. "Our listing has expired." ASTRO REALTY LTD. rir'ny BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Cuitotn Ph. 3210372 2716 12 Ave. S. By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer The exhibition is a ber's delight with a little for everyone ami a lot for the people running the games. Watting the midway with a Ml wallet is like sailing off between the mythological Scylla and Charybdis, with hungry baiters from both sides calling you in to win, but most often, to lose. All the games are checked by city police and mis year have been given a clean bin of health, but the fact mat game is legal doesn't mean It's easy to win. "As long as there's a suck- er's chance of a game is legal, one police of- ficer said. Die gaming concessions ere not owned by Thomas Shows but the operators rent space from the midway at a flat rate and the show does take some respoaabtttty for ensuring fee legality of the booths. Bernie Thomas, owner of the midway, claimed the prizes offered in the gamb- ling joints range in price from 25 cents to But Mr. Thomas doesnt call the concessions gambling joints, he genteely refers to them as "merchandise games" or "games of skffl." Tbe type of show on the midway strip varies but most are variations on seemingly common skills, like throwing a basketball through a hoop or shooting a red star out of a target with a machine gun that fires BBs. In the basketball game, the ban is made of robber and the hoops are smaller but if you can overcome these diffi- culties, you too can take a lovely, adorable, cuddly stuff- ed dog to impress your girl friend or your children. Diane Shaw, 19, wasn't im- pressed. She spent throw- ing a ball hi a basket and came away with a big, stag- ed, yellowjdog. It was filthy, the styrofoam stuffing trickling out through rips in the material She complained, but with- out success. In fact, the con- cession operator and the mid- way manager for Thomas Shows seemed definitely on- impressed. As P. T. Barman said, "a sucker is born every so why worry if a customer isn't happy. Irving Zaitsbik is UK mid- way manager and Miami, where he fives in the off-sea- son, is a long way from Lett- bridge, so why be care if the concessions take their money and run back across the border? "If people didn't come here and gamble, ve'd ga some other he said. And when asked if it wasn't true that people in this city helped pay his salary, Mr. Zaitshik replied, "You're too stupid to be a reporter" and walked away. But regardless of the atti- tudes of the people running the show, or the qualify and value of their prizes, or the chances of winning, people wffl still place their money on the tables. Dr. Lawrence Kottas, a lo- cal psychiatrist, says it's be- cause people are punishing themselves for guilt feelings, or because, whan they win, despite the odds, it makes them feel the system is on their side. For others, he says, it's the excitement and suspense of not knowing the outcome of the games. "Gambling can become a compulsive thing and is mix- ed up with, alcohol and offier things people do to male themselves feel good." Even if you do happen to win, you still lose, because the people who are runaigg the shows aretft in Leffi- bridge as a chanty. Some concession operators can make as much as in six months, Mr. Thomas said. He says people gambte be- cause it's in their blood. "It's born in us to gamble why Fm in business." Wendy Nugent of Leth- bridge, a perennial winner on the hone show circuit in Southern Afterta, won the basic seat equitation at the recent Lethbridge Exhibition Light Bone Show. This class, open to riders 14 to 18 years of age, is judg- ed on rider ability. Professor to 'study whales A University of Lethbridge psychology professor is among a group of stud- ents and scientists who will study the behavior of (he be- luga whale at Fort Owrchul this August. Dr. L Q. Wishaw will par- ticipate in Project Jonah, sponsored by the Manitoba government The project, which wffl test two weeks, Drizzle Project running uttfe help out of customers wffl deal with the ecology and Me style of the small wMto whale. During the study research- ers will live on an island next to a large whale community and attempt to observe the whale's normal behavior and record (he manner in which tu6 Because of Dr. Wishaw's background in behavioral sci- ence, be was invited to par- ticipate in the program as a resource person. Dr. Wishaw says the Manitoba govem- ment interested in protect- ing the whale, rather then it bunted to the point of An Opportunities for Youth project designed to help sen- ior citizens with home main- tenance is slowly running out of customers, an official with the project says. Brian Trenhobn said the 14- week project is looking for a wider range of jobs to do. So far the project has helped numerous pensioners and sen- ior citizens with home repairs and jobs including garden- ing, painting, carpentry and cleaning. However, the project has seen a "slowing down" in the number of people who need jobs done, Mr. Trenbotm said. Tbe project, which has been operating for seven weeks, supplies manpower for jobs with the owner left to supply materials. The group will try to obtain some tools if the homeowner cannot, he added. Nine students from the uni- versity and high school are working on the proj- ect The money is to pay for salaries and tool rentals. A similar project ran last year in Letbbridge but the workers are all new, Mr. Trenbolm stated. Tbe project is again operat- ing from the Golden Mile Sen- ior Citizen Centre where Dor- othy Anderson handles the listing of JOBS. "People that are not wealthy but own their own homes and can't do much work themselves should be efcte to keep and maintain Mr. Trenbolm said in justifying the proj- ect The project has not bad any problem with doing jobs for people who could do them by themselves. "Most even help with what we are be Tbe government keeps a check on the project through area supervisors. Tbe senior citizens project, though, has received only one complaint someone didnt like the length of one of the workers hair. EXTtA WEMFOR EVBtT MIKE HAMZa SHOE REPAIR 317 TAi STRICT SOUTH SMILEY'S PLUMBING CUSS LINED WATER HEATERS S120 MSTAUED Phono 32S-2176 PARK'S-NEIISON'S Dry Cleaners ltd. SUPERIOR DRY CLEANING 311 Mi St. em! 1514A Mi AveJS. PHONf 327-4141 327-5151 327-7771 hour tailoring blocking end leather procctsing pleat drapery processing Despite light rain today, there is little relief in sight for thirsty Southern Alberta farms this weekend, accord- ing to the weatherman. "No foreseeable significant rainfall" was his forecast today. Temperatures were to climb to 75 today and Sun- day wMb gusty westerly winds. Those winds further lead the weather office to predict "we can continue to expect little or no precipitation." The thermometer climbed to 88 degrees Friday and fel to 59 last night There was no precipitation. E. S. P. FOX FOX (Uth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 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