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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETHBRIDGE July Shopping for best deal aldermen City bypasses usual system in purchasing carpeting WALTER KERBER photo Farming in the past today Oat stookes appear to run endlessly in a field seven miles south of Taber. Stookes are made from several individual bundles of oats that have been tied together by a binder. Council agreed with a city rug merchant Monday that improper procedure was followed in city purchase of about worth of rugs for renovations of the old southsirle library for com- munity services department offices. But some aldermen defend- ed the practice of purcharng by 'shopping around for the'1 best rather than by public tender. Gil Ostrom of the Rug and Drapery Shoppe complained in a letter to council that he was not given the chance to bid on the rug supply even though he noticed the renovations and asked about it. He said he was told the budget was tight and carpeting would not be in- Articles taken from automobile but later saw carpet being put in. When he asked about he said he was told the carpet was purchased on sale through a Lethbridge dealer. my if the city wishes to purchase carpet at competitive the proper procedures are to call tenders and keep these purchases above he said. Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff told council he respected Mr. Ostrom's views. For that all public spending above a cer- tain amount has been by public tender until recently. But it's been proven that shopping around for the best deal is as good a way as any. he said. Kven the provincial govern- ment is deviating from the tendering he said. both he and Aid. Yera Ferguson agreed that in this particular case. Mr. Ostrom had been unfairly dealt with since he had initial- ly inquired about the carpet supply. And Manager Allister Findlay admitted there was an administrative error. The purchasing dc-parlmunt was bvpassed. and the employee involved has been ho said. An eight-track stereo player was stolen from a southside Lethbridge apartment Sunday. A Lethbridge city police investigation reveals entry was gained into the apartment of Melaniee Fortier. 1119 3rd Proctor-Siiex Electric fCE quart size Brings back the good days flavor 'or indoor or outdoor family fun. Call Housewares 327-5767 Ave. S. through an open kitchen window. The rear wheels and tires of a car at Enerson Motors Ltd.. Stafford Drive and 3rd Avenue N. were stolen over the weekend. The car had been towed to Enerson following an accident. The wheels and tires were valued ai The own e r s n a me was n o i available. A wallet containing S300 was reported stolon from Linns Pool. 411 ifnh St. N.. Sa'urday. Clinton Yanderhyde 15. of 5th Ave told Lethbridge city police roiled up his clothes and put them in an open forgetting his wallet was in his pants Joseph Dagnone. 2077 19th St. reported to city police his box and A jack valued at SI00 were taken from the rear of his truck Friday at 2nd Avenue and 5th Si S. City Scene Worn-ens' jobs low-paying Women in typical female jobs will be the topic of discussion Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Lethbridge Public Library. .Jointly sponsored by the Women's Place and the the forum is the ninth in a series of seminars on women's issues held this summer. A recent Alberta labor force study indicates women form one third of the Alberta labor force but they also occupy 97 per cent of the force of jobs paying less than a year. The presentation is open to ihe free of charge. Lodging needed for kids The Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded is looking for billets for about 50 mentally retarded younsiers who will be converging on Lethbridge in September fur a athletic games. Final plans for the Olympic-type games have been rear hed but the association has started to look for homes the out-of-town participants can stay. Malcolm Jeffrys. association says 60 to 70 people- will be participating from areas in Alberta including Lethbridge and accommodations are needed for participants and chaperones for one night. Crops need if drought said near By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer General rains are needed in Southern Alberta if farmers ex- pect to harvest average crops this year. A survey of agriculturists and elevator agents in the South indicates spring seeded crops are starting to deteriorate under seasonable high temperatures and a lack of rainfall. The consensus is that although it hasn't reached drought conditions yet. is close to Reinhold elevator agent for United Grain Growers in said fall seeded crops are being harvested. Rye yields have been in the 18 bushel per acre range with winter wheat bringing about 20 bushels per acre. He said the wheat has all been graded No. Bui if rain isn't received this farmers will be lucky to harvest 15 bushels per acre on their crops they seeded this he said. With the yields could reach 20 bushels per acre. Del district agriculturist for the Cardston said swathing has started on winter wheat crops and production is expected to be to Crops which were planted on land that was summeiiallowed in are holding up well under weather while late seeded crops and crops planted on stubble land this spring are showing stress. Mr. Steed said general rainfall would help to fill the kernels in growing heads. Pasturelands are definitely suffering from the heat. Delton district agriculturist at said without more rain crops will be poor in his area. Farmers have started harvesting winter wheat and fall rye in the Warner area while all spring seeded crops and pastures are starting to especially close to the ground. Alan district agriculturist at said crops look good in his particularly crops seeded last fall. Hay crops were good this particularly in the western portion of the which received more moisture than the eastern area. He said crops could use more moisture but the condition won't be considered critical for another week. Bob district agriculturist for Pincher said all spring seeded crops are deteriorating. Without more rain farmers might have to resort to baling their wheat and barley crops for livestock feed. Swathing of winter wheat is expected to start in about 10 days. Farmers have reported average winter wheat crop expec- tations with yields expected to be 35 to 40 bushels per acre. Yields of 55 to 60 bushels have been reported in previous years. Pastures in the foothills areas are good while those on the prairie away from the mountains are to go Walt district agriculturist for Lethbridge. said crops are in generally good condition with flax crops in par- ticular suffering heat stress. He said farmers are expecting average and above yields this year. Swathing has started in the Lethbridge area on rapeseed. winter wheat and timothy. He said swathing should start on spring seeded wheat and barley in two or three weeks. Ylr. Pearson said farmers who have delayed their haying operations due to weather conditions should wait another two or three weeks. said the next few weeks is a critical growth period for crops and if they are cut now. the root systems won't be to build up food stores to survive the winter. Broken probations .JL I wo were decided Mon- no part of anv City council day it wanted big-city lobby in Ottawa. Council voted unanimously to file a from Ed- monton citv council on the possibility of having an in- dividual wiih the workings of 01 set up an office in Ollywa to advise programs and funds thai may be available to Alberta municipalities. don't want any par' of this sort of lobbving we- can do as well on our said Deputy Mayor Jk'mbrcff. The 4.'ird Street functional planning study was formally approved bv citv council Mon- dav shows die upgraded four- lane roadway curving slightly to the east along it's entire i length. The curved alignment planned in order to avoid more expensive 'and acquisi- tion costs involved in widening the present straight roadway The land to the east is less developed thus reportedlv less expensive. Seminar delegates etilbridgv is sieei in ji'iii- the Certified Denial Mechanic CLIFF BUCK DENTAL LAB MEDiCAL DENTAL BLOG. A lire burned a barn to the ground on the old Coaldaie road Monday night about 5 p.m. causing about jli.OOO damage Tiii' barn was Fred Weathi'rup his across j a owned Dy- wlts from the 1 in AJR CONDITIONING FROM 03 2nd Avs. South Phoiic 32S-5973 The Canadian Mental Health Association in leaking for Leflibridge social service agencies ing a CMHA member to Ottawa 16 for a on community action for troubled people. An offie'ial with says th.e sponsored in C.MHA and federal secretary of s'a'e. will feat how groups can deal with the government and Iv services. The CMHA is looking for 55 repre.-'en'a'p.vs Alberta and iiiure than one soulii Svinie iunds available for other grouos. Tlie association would like arrange financing and transportation with other groups. Construction costs soar Wildly rising construction material prices have born blam- ed lor a much higher-than-expected tender lor proposed laboratory and administration building of the Canada and Alberta depart moms of agriculture Lefhbridge. Rid director of the i.cliibndge Research Slalion. told The Herald Friday three tenders were received for construction of the complex on station estimated cost S14.9 million. The lowest ot i.he throe tenders received was S22 million. Dr. Andrews said agriculture olficials will review and study both the ion lan.- before decision is reached to be-ljin Bbirmore men. who convicted of indecent assault May 17 and had been serving one year's pleaded guilty in provincial Mondav to breaking heir probation and were g i vej -month jail sentences The vi-.ilaiion of probation C--IIH- up when Kdwin Hans Cabcrdiel. and Ronald Sydney Price. 24. were con- vk'lrj iii assault in Ulairiiir.i-e provincial court July i.i ami given tiiree-month nu-ne'es. 'i'he tv.o were convicted of assault in Alberta Conn in For i 17 when they probation and Judge L. W. 'nee and Gaber- the idea they law. He said ih seniencfs -.ei-utive wilh the sentence's they erving. r old Kdmonton cliargeei with fraud has reiii.'-tifleti Sepl. 11 charged with defrauding William A. Kientopp of Coaldaie of in w An accident at 20th Street and Slh Avenue S. Sunday resulted in three minor in- juries and damage. Lethbridge city police said a car driven bv Judith Dobson. 24. of Red Deer and a southbound car driven by Hi-enda Balla. 17. of 8th collided. rs Coverings hearing. Franks lo FOX DENTURE CLINIC PHONE 327-6555 E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Open Thursday Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 0372 2T16 12th S. MAuRATH The City's 75fh anniver- sarv parade Saturday was ihe longest on rco scare i ii polie.i L M O N PHONE 327-2802 ;