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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Grocers take wait-to-see attitude toward milkmen's 3-day weekend By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge still somewhat sceptical about only four days of milk delivery each are taking a wait-and-see attitude to the change' that gives milkmen a three-day weekend. Hong owner of Bonnydale said he ran short of some types of milk. He simply didn't have the cooler space tc stock sufficient amounts of the different types and sizes of milk to meet the needs of customers He said there were definitely more milk customers on the weekend since dairies and the provincial government agreed to allow milkmen to work Thursdays and Fridays for both home and retail milk deliveries Milkmen haven't worked Wednesdays for several years Mr. Wong said he will work along with the trial period for a while to see how it affects his business before taking any steps to better his service Doris Jang of Henry's Grocery said she didn't run out of milk because she took extra stocks Friday Ann owner of Kobal's said she took extra stocks on Friday so didn't experience any shortages during the weekend. But next weekend causes her some concern Besides the lack of deliveries Saturday and small stores especially will have to remain open without milk deliveries a civic holiday. Mrs. Bavais said it will take two or three weeks before stores will be able to determine what stocks of milk to order for weekend sales She said the shorter delivery week shouldn't cause any problems during the summer because many people leave for the weekends anyway. Ron owner of Ron's said it is top soon to tell how the shorter delivery week will affect his business. Because he has extra cooler he feels the weekend was just like any other weekend with sales of lots of milk of all types and sizes. He claims the good service provided by the dairies will eliminate any problems If he runs out all he has to do is call the sales manager at the dairy and he can get more milk. Herman manager of Palm Dairies Ltd. in said retail sales won't be affected by the shorter week until school resumes this fall. He said many people go on holidays or out for weekends during the summer and that takes the pressure off. He kept a girl in the office during the past weekend just to monitor the telephone switchboard. There were only eight calls and most of them were just enquiring about the delivery situation. Al manager of Silverwood Dairies Ltd in said most people seem to accept the short work week quite well He said drivers told people on their routes about the change and letters were sent to all retail customers Mr Wiggins said there could be some problems in deliveries for a short time but deliveries should be regulated once the program is fully implemented District SECOND SECTION The Letlibridfie Herald Aldermen eye .3 million July 1974 Pages 11 to 20 City gardens 1 will be judged Friday you guess what they're portraying Amateur gardeners in Lethbridge have until Wednesday to submit an entry to compete m the an- nual grounds and garden sponsored by the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society Seven categories of including yards 50 feet wide and yards more than 50 feet new composite yards gardens and land- vegetable unusual yards and com- mercial yards will be judged Aug 2 Stephanie a competition said all city residents can submit entries to her at 726 22nd St N Entrants do not have to stay home for the long weekend to have their yards she said. I Pantomimes are a popular thing at the Henderson Lake Day Camp this week. the group of youngsters in front are pretending they're an airplane. The rest are trying to guess what this combination of arms and torsos is. Day camp registrations for youths nine to 12 years of age are taken every Monday at 9 a.m. at the east end of Henderson Lake. A fee of covers the five-day program. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp finishes one week before school starts. Aldermen uneasy in delegating wide power in event of disaster Calgary Power will pay for power plant Friday City Hall has called a press conference Friday morning when Calgary Power Ltd of- ficials will turn over for the city's power plant According to a news release from Dennis direc- tor of business development and public officials of the company and city of- ficials will be present to dis- cuss the transaction. The press conference will start at 10 a m While Calgary Power is making the payment the formal sale agreement between the city and the power company has yet to be signed and is dependent on approval from the Public Utilities Board and The Energy Resources Conserva- tion Board. City council gave third reading to the disaster ser- vices bylaw Monday after be- ing told it had no choice in the matter On an inquiry from Aid. Vera City Solicitor John Hammond told council the provincial Disaster Ser- vices Act passed last year makes it mandatory for municipal governments to pass a bylaw delegating authority to deal with emergencies. act says thou shalt pass said Mr Hammond exactly my said Aid. Ferguson. we're doing is rubber stamp- ing something Edmonton says you are going to But Aid. Steve Kotch was not about to rubber stamp anything. Aid Kotch made an im- passioned statement against the calling the Disaster Services Act of the most dangerous pieces of legislation I've cross this council His he was that in the event council can- not get together in an one the can assume all the powers delegated under the act These include acquisition or utilization of control of entry without warrant onto any removal of livestock from property and demolition of trees and he said. said Aid. under the this person would not be libel for any damage as a result of his action. To recover damages would mean a long and expensive civil suit. There should be a plan drawn up for members of council to get together in an Aid Kotch said. For his Aid. Bill Kergan termed him not knowing anything about and un- duly has to be one authority you need a said Aid Kergan Aid Vera Ferguson com- mented may take a dis aster to see how it will And City Manager Allister Fmdlay remarked- 1967 there was a real disaster when we had seven feet of snow and somehow or other we manag- ed to overcome it without all of Aid Kotch was adamant not here to rubber stamp everything the govern- ment throws at he said He was advised at that point by Mayor Andy Anderson to write your minority report and let it go at that' 'Hat growth study goes public Wednesday By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer MEDICINE HAT A 20-year growth study of Redchffe and Medicine Hat goes before a public meeting here Wednesday. The growth forecast prepared by Calgary planners McLellan and Associates is expected to deal with proposals submitted by 21 Redcliffe and 'Hat com- munity groups Three areas of concern among citizen groups are relocating the airport and Trans-Canada Highway and eliminating further industrial expansion in Brier Park to the and of the 'Hat. Of eight briefs from citizen five favor upgrading the Trans-Canada in its pre- sent location. Three com- munity groups recommend moving the highway south of Redcliffe and the 'Hat Four groups support reloca- tion of the airport. In its sub- the Professional Engineers Association of Alberta demand for passenger and cargo service by air will result in the need for much larger planes than are now handled present limitations on runway extensions and objec- tions to noise over the hospital and residential areas will make relocation of the airport necessary The association and the Medicine Hat Real Estate Association both recommend converting the airport land to residential and light industrial use. Three community groups support further industrial ex- pansion in Brier west of the but two are opposed to industry locating upwind of the city. Students at McCoy High School say m their sub- should all be located in one area in Brier and not scattered around the city. We don't want the city surrounded by pockets of industries which would be engulfed by later expansion of the In a well-documented brief to the St Mary River Irrigation District warns against careless residential use of irrigated farmland The irrigation district represents about a third of Alberta's irrigated land The districts's brief says country residences are depleting a primary resource in the form of highly productive agricultural land Its brief said- while irrigation is practiced on only four per cent of the arable land in the province ac- counts 20 per cent of the total agricultural produc- tion The brief estimates today's cost of constructing the irriga- tion system at million from the high cost it is physically im- possible to develop new iniga- tion areas in Ihe Seven Pcr- sons-Medicme Hat ared 1 o w c o s g r a v 11 v f 1 o w methods It concludes irrigated land south and west ol the City of Medicine Hat should re- main strictly m agricultural production country residences arc should bo developed on non-inigated areas where the i eduction in productnih will ho much less pronoum od expansion aid By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer City council will press the provincial government to finance an 3 million expansion of the city's north-side industrial area. Council Monday appointed Mayor Anderson. Deputy Mayor Vaughan Aid Cam Barnes and City Manager Alhster Fmdlay to a committee to negotiate with the province The would be used for land purchase and development The industrial park proposal will be the number one item on coun- cil's list ol topics tor dis- Growth objective questioned Aid Vera Ferguson may vet see her long-standing request for a council discussion of city growth policy fulfilled City council voted Monday 6-1 to table a report from Den- nis director of business development and public stating broad objectives for his department should have a special meeting if necessary to dis- cuss this in every detail said Aid Bill Kergan in proposing Ihe tabling motion Mr O'Connell suggested among other things in his report lhal the citv should be able to attain a three per cent annual growth rate which would bring its population to 51 010 in five years Aid Ferguson said while she felt Mr 0 Connell's report was a good she would not vote to adopt it because it was a case of administration suggesting policy 1 As lar as 1 know council has never discussed it she said A philosophy is needed she said for what For growth s sake or for enrichment of the qual- ity of Aid Steve Kotch voted against the tabling motion He termed Mr O'Connell s recommendations excellent and said We need this policy to ensure continuity from vear to year and from council to council Mr 0 Connell said in his report his department's objec- tives should include attracting new industry to broaden the citv tax base to pay for com- munity amenities and ser- vices and to increase the number of local job oppor- tunities Tight cash slows land purchases The effect of the current light monev situation on house building showed up at citv council s meeting Mondav Council was asked to okay extension of three 'ot pin chase options on the west Granted extensions to Dec 31 on the balance owing on west side lots were Homes Ltd Blue Star Homes Ltd and Michael and Mane Popson Ml throe will have to add .molhei 000 to their initial si 000 deposit on lots liowevei COUIH il told light moiu'x siiu.iiion i osponsi bio let oxlonsion roquosls cussion with Municipal Af- fairs Minister Dave Russell in his visit here later this Aid Ed Bastedo told council the citv should develop only the north hall ot the expansion area if it can t get the requir- ed help from the province 1 II the government will provide the and not strain the purse strings of the ciU laxpaNer I m all for it total development i he said Council was told the north half of the land in which is already owned by the could be developed at a cost of about creating some 300 acres of in- dustrial park Most of the south halt acres is owned bv Lethbridge Theatres Ltd operated bv former city A W Shacklelord The city has a option on the propertv due to expire Oct 15 Cost of the land would be 000 Deputy Mavoi Vaughan Hembroll said skip development does not make good sense but if the province is not prepared to back the cih in the purchase council will have no real choice but to stick to the north The development is seen as paving for itself in live vears according to an administra- tion icport to council The at present has no more industrial land available Playgoers call audition Theatre will be the focus of the Allied Arts Council during the next few weeks for both participants and viewers For theatre participants there will be auditions for the Playgoers fall production of either Arsenic and Old Lace or Ten Little Indians The auditions will be Wednesdav at 7 30 p m at the Bowman Arts Centre A creative drama class will be presented at the Bowman for voungsters 13 to 16 years of age The Lethbridge Youth Theatre annual production has been set for Aug 15 and 16 at the theatre in the Lethbridge Public Library Members of the librarv staff will present and act in the free show The annual allied arts summer musical Damn Yankees will be presented Aug 20-24 at the Yates Memorial Centre Curtain time is 8 30 p m There will be a Popevc cartoon festival Aug at the Public Library from llam to 5 p m Summer hobby classes at the Bowman running from to 16 will photoci.iphv crafts drawing ;