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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta If THI LITHMIDOI HIRAtD Saturday, July 31, 1973 Elements of a rodeo It may not bs largest, but the fans and participants at the Whoop- Up Days Rodeo are suc- ceeding at making the event one of the most ex- citing on the fairgrounds. There's spills and laughter ond wide-eyed excitement and enough action to keep rodeo fans happy until next year. The rodeo con- tinues tonight at the grand- stand. Photos By RICK ERVIN BILL GROENEN Fair goers miss homecraft display By JOANNA MORGAN Herald Staff Writer It's perhaps the end of an era. Trips to the fair always with a tour of the old Handicrafts building. It stood on the rightband side on the road leading into the grounds from the Henderson Lake gate. A quick check would be made over the name tags prize ribbons for the cakes and the bread, the expended tbe aiea of his (tore. Ron Hossack, manager of Dietrich Denture dime, says ibe Woodwards complex will bf "a good thing" for the area. Jim OolMns, manager of Tandy Leather, agrees wfth Mr. Hossack but suggests it will only be of benefit to the street if a car park is includ- ed. Another businessman who wished to remain anon- ymous claims the drunk prob- lems will likely be eliminat- ed with the city reaming and tbe older buildings being torn down, but suggests city hall should provide stricter build- ing regulations for 3th Street S. and businessmen must ren- ovate their store fronts. Bud McKfllop wasn't alone in his fears of losing even more business to the shop- ping centres. A few business- men are a bit leery of the effect another shopping cen- tre may have on 9th Street S. and they also question wbetber sufficient parking fa- cilities wffl be provided for tbe projected influx of shop- pm. of the 5th Street S. businessmen's comments re- vealed an enthusiastic antici- pation of increased business end a favorable image change for their strest. However, during the inter- views it became obvious tbe extent of a businessmen's concern or lack of concern for the 5th Street S. drunk situa- tion and the importance of improving its shopping image depended on whst type of business fee DWMIJI was op- erating and on what side of 5th Street S. his store was lo- cated Stores on the west side of the street are bothered much more by drunks than stores on the east side. r The Herald's surveillance of the area on three different days at two different times on each day revealed only one drunk on the east side of tbe street while more than one person was spotted stum- bling down the west side of 5th Street S. on each occasion. Where next? Stores woo advertise exten- sively to, encourage people to shop for their merchandise and who are catering to the majority of people are man- aged or owned by persons who expressed a concern about drunks hanging around 5th Streets. Other businessmen gearing their business at people who don't mind shopping in an area known for drunks wH likely claim there's no drunk problem on 5th Street S. and express no desire to renovate then- store fronts. Two questions still remain. Can 51h Strert S. business- men discourage drunks from hanging around their street as long as some skid row- type business firms contxtrae to operate on their If 5th S Hoes become the central shopping street in LeUibridge, what business of town will be the next to carry the strsel-for- dnsntes banner? ;