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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 'JOIN THE FUN' AT THE C.N.E. In Toronto. Special from Calgary Aug. 16th. Lirnitod ipace. AIR FARE ONLY S174.00 RETURN ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 32B.320I The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberta, Monday, July 24, 1972 PAGES 9 TO 18 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BIDS. 740 4th AVE. S. PHONE 328-7121 "Do you have a ipare pair of alaltn for holiday PEP report out Specific recommendations have already been prepared fo a follow-up to the provincia government's Priority Employ ment Program of last winter. The recommendations, whic will be implemented if there a serious unemployment tion this winter, were presente to the cabinet by Dr. B e r Hohol, minister of manpowe and labor. The Lethbridge Communit College was one of several pos secondary institutions to orga ize and conduct courses unde the program. In the eyes of college off cials, PEP was an outstandin success and they have expres ed hope it will be offered agai this year. More than 700 unem ployed southern Albertans reg istered in courses at LCC unde the program. "The comments and observa dons in the report generall spoke favorably of the trainin and employment programs, said Joe Button, govemmen executive council press secre- tary. "The majority of the partic pants surveyed by question naires regarded ths training an employment programs to b well run and personally bene- licial." It is estimated that mor than Albertans took part in the PEP program belweei Dec. 1 and April 30. 310 attend Rotary meet at Waterton Dick Williams, a Lethbridg lawyer has been elected a di rector of the Waterton-Glacie International Peace Park Asso- ciation. The annual meeting of thi association, a Rotary project was held at Glacier Nationa Park.. Among the Alberta delega tion were: John Gogo, presi dent of the Lethbridge Rotary Club, Frank Johansen, pas president of the East Lethbridgo Rotary Club and Julius Lang president of the Cardston club A keynote address on the topic of international relations was given by Roy Hickman president of Rotary Interna tional. Next year the annua peace park ceremony will be in Waterton National Park. About 310 people attended the ceremony marking the 1932 formation of Waterton-Glacler International Peace Park, a gesture of goodwill between Canada and the United States. Bob Gall awarded PhD Bob Gall, director of special services for the Lethbridge pub' lie school board has been awarded his PhD from Ihe University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Gall becomes the fourth person in central office to hold a PhD. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schworti Bldg. 222 Sid SI. S. Phone 328.4095 AIR CONDITIONING Alton Refrigeration Lid. For the bast buy in Air Conditioning Phone 327-5816 WINDMOBILE EXPRESS These resourceful managed fo catch a gust of weekend wind in their im- provised sail and qway they -went. While it may not be the most comfortable vehicle on four wheels, it sure beats walking at least until you come to a turn. Speaking of the weekend, the improved wealher that moved into the area on Sunday may or may not last. The weather office describes Ihe weather pattern as "unsettled." However, can expect sunshine today and Tuesday with possible afternoon and evening thundershowers. The highs bolh days will be 80 while the low tonight will be around 50 degrees. Adderley leaves ORRPC Alta. Planning Act resignation cause By GREG MclNTYTlE Herald Staff Writer Erwin Adderley mentioned 'extreme frustrations" in a elter to the board of directors if the Oldman River Regional banning Commission announc- ng his resignation as executive director. Frustration" is the result of rying to plan the orderly grow- th of Lethbridge and the sur- rounding area "with the prob- emsome Alberta Planning Act, ic said in an interview. Municipal Affairs Minister )avid Russell has recognized he inadequacy of the set and las initiated a complete revi- ion of the act. Mr. Adderley is pessimistic, that the new act is ikely to be even weaker than he current law. Chief of planning for the ORRPC since 1969, he leaves Sept. 1. The commission takes in the region from the United Stales and British Columbia borders half way to Calgary and Medicine Hat. Mr. Adderley, 32, has accept- ed a "more responsible" job as director of planning for the Bermuda Islands, located of! the east coast of the United States, where he was born and raised. He likened the planning act to a mousetrap being used to tackle a lion. Under the act, the majoi legislation governing munici- pal development in the prov- ince, local government can not adequately cope with major problems like decay of down- town areas and excessive land prices, he ssid. 6No comment5 says Yurko Alberta environment minister ill Yurko declined comment oday on federal agriculture linister Bud Olson's statement ailing his announcement of the federal-cost sharing in oulhcru Albevla's iiTigalion rejects "premature." "Read my speech and evcry- u'ng will come into the proper erspeclive" was all Mr. Yurko as willing to say. In his speech to the Canadian 'aler Resources Association inference in Lethbridge July Mr. Yurko said: "The Government of Alberta as found the above proposal or the federal government to ntribute million toward c ?S5 million project) ccepLable and has so inform- ed the Government of Canada. "It is my opinion that the terms of an acceptable agree- ment have been established ami all thai remains is formal- izalion of that agreement. "There is good reason to be- lieve thnt the federal govern- ment will also find the above proposal acceptable and that implementation will be expedi- ted over a period of approxi- mately 10 years." Mr. Olson said the announce- ment was premature because Ihe arrangement hadn'l been presented to or approved by the federal government and "it's rather unusual for (he minis- ter to first of all announce a policy on behalf of another gov- ernment." Things will likely get wors because big business, whic has grown stronger in receu years, will probably oppose tough new act that would im pose further restrictions, h predicted. Business can be a powerfu lobby on the decision makin in Edmonton. High land prices arc at th centre of many planning prob lems, he said. If planning is to be effeclne then local government, wit the assistance of senior govern ment, must maintain contro through of sufficien land in all areas critical to tl: development of a communiU said Mr. Addcrley. This public-owned land mus be made available to prospec live developers at reasonabl prices, he said. Lack of planning Control ha: resulted in far too much land in Lethbridge zoned for com mercial use, said the planner Legislation is pending, ac- cording to the minister of mun- icipal affairs, to allow the Al- berta Housing Corporation to assist municipalities to assem- ble land. Mr. Adderley said some ol s frustrations 2s a planner icre have resulted from the in- ability of local councils to di- rect development to desirable locations. Municipal government is too of I en forced to bow to a devel- oper who says he wilt cither locate industry on cheap land in an undesirable area, or go elsewhere. Developers are often correct when they complain I hat land prices are loo high in desirable commercial locations like the downtown. Three main [actors behind decay of downtown areas arc: high taxes: high property costs: a large proportion of obso- lete buildings. Together, these factors make SYLVANJA COLOR TV WITH GIBRALTER 85 CHASSIS 85% SOLID STATE WITH TRANSISTORS. NEW PICTURE TUBE THAT IS 100% BRIGHTER, TRUE HIGH FIDELITY SOUND. FULL RANGE OF STYLING FROM CONTEMPORARY FRENCH PROVINCIAL AND MEDITERANEAN FULL SEVICE COVERAGE BY MAC'S RADIO T.V. LTD. 315 7lh ST. SOUTH PHONE 327-3232 Takoyaiu the downtown expensive and unaltractive to new develop- ment. To slimulale developm e nt ERWIN ADDEHLEY downtown, he said municipal ;ovommenl must step in and >ay some of these costs. Indian Days ends fifth colorful year By RUDY IIAUGENEDER Herald Staff Writer STANDOFF With the marked casualness typical of Plains Indians, the Blood re- serve's fifth annual Kainai In- dian Days concluded Sunday. A pamde consisting of 400 traditionally-garbed I n A i ans highlighted the four-day event on Canada's largest Indian re- serve. Sunday's colorful parade lead by Blood Chief Jim Shot Both Sides and Canadian and Amer- ican flag bearers saw Blackfoot Indians from throughout the Canadian and United Stales west participate. Blackfeet nation Indians from Washington, Oregon, Mon- tana, Idaho, and other stales joined Alberta's Blackfoot bands in the horse-led parade. Soggy weather resulted in the postponement of an all-In- dian rodeo until this coming weekend. But the rains couldn't ed by another 150 or so con- ventional tents housing more than Indians provided non-native visitors with a taste of pre-modcrn native living styles. A spokesman for the Blood keep the estimated 800 dancers band council and administra- from performing nor the stick lion-sponsored event blamed game gamblers from risking'" their money. Near-perfect weather condi- tions on the last day of the four-day event drew half of the estimated turn- out. Ten Indian drum groups pro- vided the rhythmic beat to which Chicken, Hoop, Grass and Round dancers performed. About 60 teepees supplement- Youth volunteer group aids mentally retarded Delegates to the first provi cial Youth Across Canada wit the Mentally Retarded confe ence on mental retardation s, they will promote the YA movement throughout Alberta The three-day conference Dorothy Gooder School cnde Saturday. Lethbridge and Medicine Ha Enrolment keeps pace with 1971 Enrolment applications at th University of Lelhbridge ar keeping pace with last year. So far, 503 students hav submitted applications, wliich i about the same number tha had applied at this time las year. However, more students been accepted than at the sam time last year, indicating tha students are following up the applications faster than the did in 1971-72. The university has to enn at least 384 new students to fi Iho gap left by last year's grad ualing class. University officials say th situation "looks firm" becaus most enrolment applications aren't submitted until Augus The U of L will hold an on enlation seminar Aug. 10 fo Grade 12 students who gradu ated in June and are consider ing attending university fall. thi Accident victim satisfactory Mary Atkinson, 515 llth St S. is in satisfactory conditior at St. Michael's Hospital, fo] lowing a car-pedestrian acci dent at 5th Ave. and llth St. S Saturday morning. The car involved in the ac cident was driven by Alfrec Bruchet of 102 Dieppe Blvd. H lias been charged with failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. ____ Summerfun FUN CLUBS (For boys and girls six to eight years old.) Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon at Itidcau Courl, Kinsmen and Lakevicw playgrounds. Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9 a.m. to noon at Staffordville, Kiwanis and Lions playgrounds. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Itideau Court playground. Gyro is open every day from 9 a.m. to noon. Friday is Special Event Day featuring pollution week. i'l.AYGHOVND CENTRE (For boys and girls over eighl years old.) Civic Centre hand and ilring puppet workshops ev- :ry Tuesday and Thursday aflcrnoons. Arts and crafts, swimming, volleyball tourna- ment every weekday night. Norbridgc hiklnk, games, nrls nnd erafls, (ours, films, swimming, special events. Day Camp Hender- son Luke Day Camp is under normal operation starting this Monday. Registrations will be taken at the camp site wliich is in the northeast corner of the disiin- quishable by a large orange trailer. OTHER EVENTS (For people eight to M years old New sessions start this week for canoeing, music, indoor outdoor games. These are two week sessions and registrations will be taken at the sites. Canoeing at Henderson Lake cvciy weekday after- noon. Indoor outdoor games at the Civic Centre with weekly trips to Ihe college. Music nt (ho Yates Centre every weekday afternoon. Field trips, guest nrllsls, and productions will bo featured. For moro Information about the summer program nnd A Summer of Fun call the Com- munity Summer Program 32M876. have so far provided leader- ship for the YAC movement, in Alberta. Lethbridge has 15 ac- tive members and Medicine Hat has 13. YAC, an organization of vol- unteers aged 13 to 25, works with the mentally retarded through the Alberta Association for the Mentally Retarded, started in Alberta four years ago. However, in most communi- ties, including Edmonton and Calgary, the YAC movement ha? not yet gained momentum. Outside delegates to the con- ference were from Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Stony Plain, Fort Mc- Murray and Vegrevillc. The delegates heard Aubrey Teal, AAMR executive director, speaking on the role oE the AAMR and volunleers in work- ing with the mentally retarded Saturday before breaking into small group discussions. Mr. Teal said an important task is to change community attitude toward the mentally retarded, who are people with less I.Q. due to brain damage, nut "insane idiots." He also re- minded the delegates that there is a difference between the mentally retarded and the mentally 111. Most of all. the mentally re- tarded have rights as other cit- izens of the province. "Work with the menially re- tarded started in Alberta in the early 1950s following a long per- iod of neglect of the he said. "The need of working with the menially retarded is very urgent." Delegates said they found the conference, which included films and speeches on how to provide recreation Tor (he men- tally retarded, the medical as- pects of mental retardation and the government's position on mental. retardation, most edu- cational. A Medicine Hat delegate paid tribute to organizers of the Lelhbridge conference and said Medicine Hat will try to hosl a similar conference. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial BLACK DENTAL LAE lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BIDG. PHONE 327-5822 three days of poor weather for delays and postponements. Blood Indian constables en- sured the encampment's safety by picking up would-be trouble makers or drunks before any incidents evolved. However, both the Indian constablery and RCMP turned a blind eye to ancient forms of Indian gambling. The rhythmic beat of stick game players drew quizzical glances from non-Indian spec- tators. The game involves 10 ornate sticks and two stubbier and shorter ones, Each side gets five sticks mill one side holding the twoi shorter ones. One of the two short ones is marked and the other is not. The opposing side is to guess whether or not the plain stick is being held out in the player's palm. Each wrong guess costs one of the five sticks. The side that loses all ILs sticks loses the cash pot in the middle. Throughout the game, the side with the short sticks chant and beats tom-loms or wood to bring luck and distract the op- posing gamblers. Witnesses confer here Aug. 3 to 6 One of the largest religious conventions ever held in Leth- bridge is scheduled for the ex- hibition pavilion Aug. 3 to 6. It is the Divine Rulership District Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses, a four-day seminar sponsored by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. More than people are expected, some coming from as far away as Africa. GIANT CLEARANCE! ALL SWIMMING EQUIPMENT SNORKELS FINS MASKS etc. 25% OH! Call Sporting Goadl 327-5767 DOWNTOWN WE HAVE "PEOPLE CONDITIONERS" It was only a relatively few years ago that the process was developed of cooling the oir in summertime to make people feel more com- fortable. Bur, we think it takes more than con- trol of the environment to really put a person at ease. in our pharmacy we have developed a pro- cess is called "people conditioners." Ir is a com- bination of several ingredients friendlineit, professional service, courtesy, informed sales- people, and a genuine desire to please you and every other customer. By creating this type of atmosphere we feel that you will want to rely on us for your health needs no matter what temperature may be inside or oull CAPSULES of WISDOM by ROD and GEORGE "Label as 1o "Generic" "High Cost of We are avvure of all these terms and modern prescription developments. We handle your doclors orders as he directs. Our "Prescriplion Service" is controlled by Alia. Pro- vincial Govcrnmonl "Professional Service Fee" Cost Accounted Agreement. A borrower is a man who tries to liva within your means. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN GEORGE RODNEY Holg Mgdicol BldQ. 401 Jlti Si. S 401 Ave. S. Free Delivery Call 328-6133 Call 327.3364 ;