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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, June 3, 19'4 City man presumed drowned after fall off coulee cliff A 28-year-old Lethbridge man is missing and presumed drowned after falling off coulee cliffs and into the fast moving Old Man River, Saturday, about one-half a mile west of the Lethbridge Research Station. Kenneth McManus, 825A 16th St. S., was with friends about 5 a.m. when the accident occurred. RCMP and the Lethbridge Fire Department used motor boats and the RCMP used a light aircraft and ground crew in a hunt for Mr. McManus after the accident. A police spokesman said the river was moving too fast for dragging operations. The RCMf are continuing the seaich. Meanwhile, a 44-year-old Coalhurst man ir in critical condition in St. Michael's Hospita. after a steel form fell on him Friday at thi construction site of the 6th Avenue bridge. Keith Johnson, a carpenter, and his 30-year old helper, Ray Smith, also of Coalhurst were putting up a steel form for a beam when the form fell on them. Mr. Smith is reportec in satisfactory condition in hospital. 'Profit not ploughed back' into city plant Senior citizens 'better off here' Health Minister Neil Crawford said in Medicine Hat Saturday Alberta offers more benefits for its senior citizens than any other province. Mr. Crawford told a news Annand campaigns in Pincher CHEEK NDP candidate Bessie Annand spent Saturday afternoon campaigning here, visiting businessmen on main street and talking to customers She talked to more than 100 people during the course of the afternoon. The candidate plans to be back in Pincher next weekend to attend the junior horse show. Corning Ware 100 OZ. DUTCH OVEN in oven for roasting in micro-oven on top of range for freezing or re- frigerating Reg. 16.95. Special 13 Call Chine 327-5767 DOWNTOWN conference "British Columbia has never taken the lead in helping senior citizens and it isn't in the lead now, despite what some people think." The minister had been asked whether Alberta would match B.C.'s "mincome" plan of guaranteed minimum income for all people 60 years of age or more. That system provides a minimum income of a month for all senior citizens. "It is meaningless to talk about senior citizens incomes in terms of disposable income said Mr. Crawford He said his department has calculated the values of all benefits made available to senior citizens by provincial governments and the figures show Alberta offers senior citizens more than does British Columbia. The minister said he does not recall the exact figures for each province, however. "One must take into account, for example, that Alberta is the only jurisdiction in Canada in which there is not sales tax and no education tax on private said Mr. Crawford. He was in Medicine Hat to take part in opening ceremonies for the community resource centre, a three year pilot project for the co-ordination of health and social services throughout southeastern Alberta. AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING rmttt tor Mfitor 328-2106 CwtHtod DwrtM Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL UN. Lower Level 327-2H2 THE AUCTION 2508-2 Ave. N. Dl flPlf Lethbridge DLUUIV License No. 077855 Regular Tuesday Evening Sale June 4th, 1974 7p.m. Again this week we are offering many fine quality household furniture and effects, a brief sampling fol- lows: 19" Magnavox Color TV Light green tone on tone contemporary chester- field suite Dark green Herculon hide-a-bed 5 piece bedroom suite, dark wood Bunk beds A few choice antique items from our antique and bygone sale Thursday Sale p.m. John Binny, No. 067449 Wide-awake marathon Grade 10 students Sherry Wesselman and Marion Stoffer from Coalhurst High School look understandably fatigued. They were taking part in a weekend wake-a- thon to raise money to enroll in a swimming course. The 24-hour waking spree could raise up to if all the pledges come in. The two-week course at the Fritz Sick Pool in Lethbridge will cost Sixteen girls will participate in the course they couldn't afford until they struck upon the fund-raising scheme. ,000 willed to UofL An estate of belonging to a former Champion resident, has been willed to the University of Lethbridge for the purpose of establishing a collection of Canadian studies resource materials. The donation was made by the late Leroy Woodworth following his death at 81 last year. Mr. Woodworth lived and fan. ed for many years in the Champion area, northeast of Claresholm. His bequest Parolee returned to jail A 37-year-old Prince George, B. C., man, released on parole April 17, has been sentenced in provincial court to three months in jail. Robert Kenneth Riddell pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of stolen property. Court was told Riddell had in his possession several credit cards that did not belong to him when he was arrested May 23. Riddell will return to a federal penitentiary where he will serve the remaining 14 months of a five-year sentence for armed robbery in Prince George. The three- month sentence will be concurrent with his remaining sentence for armed robbery. A 27-year-old Lethbridge man and his wife, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, were remanded to July 19 for election and plea. Blair Orr and his wife Lorna. 415 13th St. S., were charged April 3. Orr is also charged with possession of an offensive weapon. A charge of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, laid against a 20- year-old Medicine Hat man. was withdrawn by the Crown- but Robert Bruce McPherson pleaded guilty tc a charge of possession of cocaine and was fined will be used to establish a collection of microform material on a variety of Canadian subjects including history, sociology, literature and anthropology. Approximately three-quar- ters of the estate will be used to gradually establish the collection in the U of L library, while the interest from the remaining funds will be used to update and maintain the resource. The data, to be known as the Woodworth Collection will be located on level five of the U of L academic residence building. U of L librarian D. E. Wick says the donation will give the library much-needed depth in Canadian studies and "will be of particular value to students requiring detailed resources for independent study projects Series on drugs starts Tuesday An series on Drugs and our Society will be presented at the Lethbridge office of the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission beginning Tuesday. Alcoholism counsellor, Jo- Ann Critchfield said in a release the p.m. sessions will run on the Tuesday of each week. There will be three sessions "Our Chemical Society." "Illegal and "Legal Drugs" each about 1-Vz hours long. worth of cloth gone About worth of suiting and upholstery material was reported stolen Sunday from a van parked at the Holiday Inn, city police said today. Eighty rolls of material weighing about 40 pounds each, belonging to Michael Mitchell of Creston, B.C., are missing. Police are still investigating. Vandals slashed the tires of 10 automobiles parked in front of southside Lethbridge residences Sunday, causing about damage, city police report. About damage was caused on the weekend at Fleetwood Bawden School when vandals broke the glass windows on two doors. And in another weekend incident vandals broke a window at Mo-Tires, 305 13th Street N., causing damage. Police are still investigating all incidents. In an accident Saturday, about damage was caused when a vehicle driven by Melodee Faith Horhozer, 19, of 1128 llth St. N. was in collision with a vehicle driven by Hilpry Sorochan, 17, of 1911 Lakeside Road. Welsh Black Cattle Society officials visiting in South FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX lETWIHME DENTAL LAI 204 MEDICAL CENTAL BLDG. IETHBRID6E REFRIGERATION LTD. Refrigeration WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 11th Street South Phone 328-033 By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer Western Canada is playing host to three executive members of the Welsh Black Cattle Society of Wales. O. G. Thomas, chairman of the council: H. 0. Tudor, chairman of the finance sub- committee and past president of the society, and G. W. Edwards, the society's secretary, are in this country on a good-will mission. "Since the Black Welsh breed was introduced here in 1970 we have been invited to come over and view conditions here and offer any advice we can from our 100 years experience as a Mr. Edwards said. Black Welsh cattle originated as a dual purpose breed but today the emphasis is on beef production. "Because of their background they are excellent mothers." Mr. Edwards said. "They are docile animals and extremely hardy and thrifty." "They adapt well to Canadian winters. It is cold and wet at home in the winter and this makes it easier for the animals to adapt to your cold, dry winters here." The life expectancy of the breed is another asset. "They are at their peak at 10 years of age and still calf at 15 to 18 years. The oldest female I ever saw calf was 24 years old." Mr. Edwards said. A small percentage of the breed are used as milk producers and the milk has a bulterfat content seldom below four per cent. Mr. Edwards feels the breed is on the threshold of world-wide expansion. "We are confident the breed The 1969 contract the city signed with Calgary Power Ltd., combined with the negligence of city officials to maintain the municipal power plant, has placed the city in a poor position to effectively provide for future power needs, a University of Lethbridge professor says in a brief to city council. In the brief, to be presented to council tonight, Sam Kounosu says city council will have to be "ingenious as well as diligent" to maintain continued municipal ownership of power generation. But, he says, he does not support the argument made by other city residents ques- tioning the proposed sale of the power plant to Calgary Power that the 1969 contract left the city no other option. The city made about million profit from the electric system, and part of that profit was to have been spent up-grading the river valley generating station, Mr. Kounosu states. "Yet the city has not added any generator to the plant nor has it improved heat the brief says. At the same time, Mr. Kounosu charges, the city has had a 35 per cent profit rate from its electrical system, compared with a 25 per cent rate in Calgary. Sale of the plant, as recommended by council's future power needs committee, has been supported partially on the basis that city residents pay more for electricity than consumers in Edmonton or Calgary because of the inefficiency of the present plant. He also criticizes council for failing to take advantage of new technology which could increase power supply from the present plant without raising fuel costs. Generators now in place have a high heat loss and Mr. Kounosu suggests a heat converter could drive another generator. He notes Medicine Hat, which owns its power plant, recently employed this method to double the output of its plant. He also questions the price for the plant offered by Calgary Power, pointing out the city assessed the plant in 1970 at over million. Calgary Power has offered to pay the city for the plant and equipment. Checking out the rodeo O. G. Thomas, left, and G. W. Edwards Ronald K. Tsujikawa Bsc. M. 0. (Family Physician) wishes to announce the opening of practice in association with M. F. Simpson Bsc. M. D. family physician at 2609-1 Oth Ave. "A" South Lethbridge, Alberta Office 328-7470 Res. 329-0954 is in this area to he said. "The rancher has to be educated in the role this breed can play in his operation and that's one of the purposes for our being here." One notable difference the group noted in cattle operations here was the prevalence of feedlots. Most of the beef produced in Wales is raised on grass. Their tour has taken them to points in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. They will return home June 9. The trio have viewed 20 thus far in Alberta and got their first look at a rooeo ir. Vauxhall over the weekend. "That is an exciting entertaining Mr. Edwards said. "H looks very dangerous, but it's great to watch." The host Cor their tour through the Vsuxhali area was Dr. D. C. Lund of Taber, who also showed the visitors his as a rodeo cowboy when he won the steer wrestling fethbnidae FURRIERS Fur Coat Storage Time The Lethbridge Furriers PHONE 327-2209 Mr. Kounosu asks council to explain the discrepancy between the 1970 assessec value of the plant, and the amount Calgary Power ir willing to pay for it. Until all questions have been answered regarding alternatives to the present plant, he suggests the city keep the station in operation. "This may not be an unrealistic alternative to the proposed sale There seems to be no particular reason for hasty sale of the the brief states. He admits the city is in difficult position- and tha continued municipa ownership will not be easy. But, he says, if council sincerely wants to keep the city in the generation business, methods can be found to secure a cheaper power supply without turning to Calgary Power. Strike won't hinder vote at Coleman COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Nine striking Canadian Union of Public Employees members will remove their picket signs from the Coleman town office Wednesday, a union official said here today. The picket lines will be removed to enable Coleman citizens to express their opinion on the town's proposed borrowing bylaw for construction of a new town office and library complex. The CUPE members began their strike against the town at 6 a.m. last Tuesday. The union official said there has been no progress in a settlement. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz 222 5th StS. Phone 328-4095 Now is the time to consider AIR CONDITIONING from your 'Air Conditioning Centre of the South' CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262-2nd Ave. South Phone 328-3388 MEN OF MYSTERY LEFT THEIR MARK In a small Georgia city call Etowah. the people of a mysterious society built mounds which still remain today after ten to twenty thousand years. Why these mounds were built and the fate of these men is unknown. They are referred to only as the "Mound We often wonder what mark our society will leave on this planet. Will the true potential of modern man be realized? One thing is for cer- tain, the full potential of an individual can never be realized if he is not good health. You can assure yourseJJ of better health by having a yearly checK-up. GEORGE end ROD SAY... Acupuncture is nothing new; my boss has been needling me for years DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE 601 Ave. S. Call RODNEY Free Otflhrerjr Cell 327-3364 ;