Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
If THt IITHBRIBOE HERALD Soturday, June 2, 1973 Construction will continue if workers strike Monday Historic shelter Helping provide a little historic shelter from cloudy skies, in preparation for today's opening of Fort Whoop- Up, Richard Hare (left) and Hans Hulstein raise an authen- tic'tee-pee on the fort grounds at Indian Battle Park. The recreate cf the early North West Mounted Police head- quarters will be open to the public Wednesday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the summer. Care and tours of the fort, which is closed Tuesdays, handled by university students. will be Earth applications explained Glamor era in space over says U.S. satellite expert The glamour era in space is over, says the president of the Communications Satellite Corporation in Washington. D.C. "More and more we will gee space technology applied to practical problems on said Dr. Joseph Charyk, who has played a prominent part in the U S. space program Charyk, a Lethbridge native, was in the city Fri- day as the guest speaker of the Association of Profession- al Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta an- nual luncheon. The moon missions, Dr. Charyk said, were scientific explorations, but ail the things that were learned can be incorporated to applica- 'Native housing troubles more serious every Many native people em- ployed in Lethbridge are forc- ed to leave their jobs and move back to the reserve be- cause they can't find suit- able housing in this city, says the president of the Leth- bridge Native Friendship So- ciety. Rose Yellow Feet claims the problems native people have to face when trying to rent houses in tins city are getting more serious year by year. Young couples attending college face a similar prob- lem and are often forced to (drop out before they get a certificate because it is diff- icult for them to commute from the reserves every day, the says. "Some do find suitable housing, but the majority of people now renting in Leth- bridge are paying as high as year month for to S200 per an old house." The friendship society wants to help solve the pro- blem and has invited a re- passentative from Canative Housing in Edmonton to ex- plain its project to local na- tives. Caaative Housing Corpora- tion is a non-profit native or- ganization, which purchases houses with a federal gov- ernment loan and rents them to native people. Rent money collected by Canative is used to reduce the government loan. The Canative program is presently operating in Ed- monton and Calgary. The Friendship society has organized a public meeting with a representative of Ca- native to be held at the Whitecalf Hall in Standoff at 2 p.m. Wednesday. tions on earth. "We've got to see the re- lationship between space technology and the jobs it can do that are meaningful to he said, citing com- munications satellites, earth resources satellites and me- teorological satellites as ex- amples. Dr. Charyk told the lunch- eon meeting Canada has es- tablished the first domestic satellite system in the west- era world with I and II satellites. But these were built in the U S. with Canadian participa- tion, he said. "Now, Canada is develop- ing a new communications satellite, more advanced in design than any in the world, for launch in late 1974, or in 1975." The satellite the Cana- d i a n Communications Tech- nology being de- signed in Canada and 85 per cent of the program cost will ba spent in Canada, he said. Once in orbit the satellite will deploy two solar panel each 25 feet by four feet. Sufficient power will be generated so that a television picture could be transmitted to remote locations having small antennas of six feet in diameter. A global satellite system, said Dr. Charyk, has been in operation for four years through an international part- nership now including 82 countries known as the Inter- national Telecommunications Satellite Organization. Almost 100 countries, terri- tories or possessions are leas- ing satellite services on a full- time basis, he said. "High quality telephone calls can be made to more than 20 countries that cannot be reached by cable. And, one of every four people on earth could see an important event on TV. as it happens, 'live via satellite.' Dr. Charyk added: "Ways must be found for the world to take greater advantage of communications satellites, to seize the opportuniti2s that technology Las provided opportunities of communica- tion that have never existed in man's history." One such opportunity, he said, is demonstrating the feasibility of transmitting a variety of medical data via satellite. In this case, Dr. Charyk said, a small eight-foot anten- na was placed aboard the S. S. Hope which is now an- chored in the Port of Maceio, Brazil. "Connected via an INTELSAT satellite with another small antenna at our COMSAT laboratories in Clarksburg, Md., the S. S. Hope experiments demon- strate reliable transmission of medical data to and from a remote location, making it possible for medical team in the field to have rapid access to the resources of the Na- tional Medical Library at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md." A walk-out Monday by 28 members of the struction and General Workers Union local 1111, in Lethbridge will probably have no imme- diate effect on construc- tion work contracted by the three firms involved in the dispute. Gillette Construction Ltd., Kenwood Engineer- ing Construction Ltd., and W e s bridge Construction Ltd., intend to keep on op- erating as long as pos- sible despite the strike, according to a prepared release. The union is asking for S5.05 per hour to bring their members to par with other construction workers in the province, said Dave Graham, union business manager. The workers rejected a provincial conciliation report award of 85 cents per hour over two years, which was accepted by the three com- panies. Mr. Graham told The Her- ald Friday the union has ask- ed for support of the provin- cial Building Trades Council to back strike action of the local workers. "By all indications they'll support our strike he said. The executive of the coun- cil will meet Monday in Ed- monton to decide what action, if any, to take in the dispute. If the Building Trades Council backs the strike, con- struction work in the city un- dertaken by the three firms could be halted. Gillette Construction is cur- rently building an addition to the Army, Navy, and Air Force Vet erans Association. Kenwood Engineering h a f three projects underway: a addition to LeHi- bridge Breweries, a new Safeway store valued and Lilydale Poultry Sales, valued at Westbridge Construc- tion has no projects in the city but union members at the addition to the Raymond Junior and Senior High School have taken a strifcs vote and could be Wf the job Monday morning. The agreement with CGWU covers a 15-mile radius from thp Letbbridge Post Office, said Mel Murakami, man- ager of Wesbridge Construc- tion who claimed Saturday the Raymond construction is not covered in the old contract. The prepared statement from the contractors claims the union is asking for an increase of per hour, amounting to a 17 per cent increase a year on their pres- ent minimum rate of per hour. The contractors say they are not opposed to wage in- creases for skilled labor but question the validity of pay- ing unskilled labor per hour. The figures quoted to The Herald by Mr. Graham and by the contractors in their statement differ by 90 cents asked for. Only five of possibly 50 building contractors in the city were involved in the ne- gotiations which began last November for a new con- tract with the local. The general laborers em- p'oyed by of the five contractors accepted the con- cliation board award. Stretch! A New York City window-washer may not think much of it, but these two paint- ers are about as high as you can go in Leth bridge-about five stories. While people en the sidewalk below may wonder at this acrobatic feat, as .they stroll by these two paint- ing the Marquis Hotel, Bill Irwin and Guy Lane seem to shore the opinion of York Lethbridge Musical Theatre Maine chosen as '73 show A musical comedy, which was originally produced on Broadway in 1966 and ran for performances, will be Man needed 2 weeks to recuperate from drug binge A 21-year-old former Cal- gary man testified at his trial in Lethbridge Friday that for a few months he spent near- ly all the money he had to buy MDA for his own use. Charged with possession of the drug MDA for the pur- pose of trafficking, Mervin Nicholas Malischewski, said he would sometimes con- sums up to 35 capsules of the drug in a 12 to 14-hour pe- riod. He testified he would buy MDA in lets of 100 capsules for then use it all in about three days. He was arrested March 19 in the Marquis Hotel coffee shop in Lethbridge while visiting here from Calgary. The court was told Friday lhat when searched, Ma- lischewski was found to be carrying 94 capsules of MDA. RCMP Sgt. Richard Mc- Laren described MDA during testimony as a "highly dan- gerous drug affecting the central nervous system which can induce a heroin- type dependency." At the trial's conclusion, Provincial Judge L. W. Hud- son found Malischewski guilty of possessing the drug. But he reserved judgment on the trafficking part of the charge until June 15. Malischewski testified that prior to his arrest he had re- ceived over a month in unemployment insurance and most of that spent on drugs. He said he had moved to Calgary from Mikado, Sask., in September, 1972 to attend the Southern Alberta Insti- tute of Technology, receiving student loan and about from his parents. In De- cember he started using MDA in large doses and about a month later dropped out of school and applied for unemploy m e n t insurance, evidence indicated. Mnlischewski also said he used part of his student loan and the money from his par- ents to buy MDA and when there was no money, traded eight track tapes and an ultra-violet light to satisfy his habit. After a three-day binge on the drug, he would spend the next two weeks recuperating, he said. During this time he would "sit around and listen to mu- sic" or go for a walk around the city, with meals often consisting of a bag of potato chips, or supper at his sis- ter's home in Calgary. He told the court that he didn't have the drugs in his possession at the time of the arrest for trafficking pur- poses and maintained that all 94 capsules were for his own use. In testimony given by Sgt. McLaren, the court was told that MDA in Lethbridge would sell for about per capsule. He also said it would not be uncommon for a heavy user of the drug to carry 94 capsules. produced by the Lethbridge Musical Theatre as their major 1973 production. Mame will run from Nov- ember 16 to December i ex- cluding Sundays and Mon- days. Preliminary audtions for the local production will be held next weekend, a spokes- man said today. Mame has music and ly- rics by Jerry Herman and was adapted from Auntie Mame, a novel and play by Patrick Dennis. In 1966 it won the Tony award as the best musical of the year and both Angela Lansbury and Beatrice Ar- thur who were the stars of the show received Tony awards for best actress and best supporting actress. The musical traces the years 1929 to 1946, and the heroine, Mame, is an eccen- tric and boisterous lady who inherits an orphaned nephew, Patrick Dennis. The story carries Mame, her nephew and her many zany friends through the de- pression and destitution. Then, Mame marries wealthy southerner and Pa- trick grows into a young man and gets married to the right girl after getting involved with the wrong girl. The play ends with Mame trying to convert Patrick's son to her ways. The musical includes the songs Mame, If He Walked Into My Life, My Best Girl, We Need A Little Christmas, and Open a New Window. A movie version of Mame starring Lucille Ball is cur- rently being filmed. Star shows scheduled Additional star shows, have been scheduled for June at the Centennial Planetarium, Calgary. Show schedule for June in- cludes general public show- ings daily except Tuesday. Admission is for adults, 50 cents for students, 35 cents for children between six and 14, and children under six are free. In addition to star shows, Ihe planetarium observatory deck will be open during public hours.