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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta EXPLORE CANADA Call us regarding the many available Including Eastern and Western Canada. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Vlllaf e Mall Phone The Lethbridgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, June 5, 1973 PAGES 11 TO 20 UTHMUDOI OmCI PURNITUIte ITO. I I__-" Vl IWvl y (403) HUNG CABINETS Town hall session airs highrise, dog complaints By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer The senior citizens' apart- ment, a vicious dog, delays in getting the St. Paul subdivi- sion under way and a motor- cycle park were concerns raised at city council's town hall meeting Monday. About 25 people were on hand at 7 p.m. to use the op- portunity to discuss matters of concern with council but they ran out of questions well before the allotted hour was up and council got down to its regular business by p.m. Several women in the au- dience wanted to know when a start will be made on the senior citizens apartment slated for the Central School block. "There's no way we can tell you yet when it will get Mayor Andy Ander- son told them. He said the city was still awaiting new provincial gov- ernment legislation concern- ing financing of such build- ings and couldn't move until it came through, but the pro- ject's architect was doing in- vestigative work and a plan could be submitted to coun- cil by the end of this month. The ladies also wanted to know why the apartment 12 storeys after the number they didn't want a highrise. Mayor Anderson said the height of the building hadn't been finalized. "There's some vociferous opposition to a Mghrise, but there are even more people in favor of he said. It had been suggested the building could go as high as 12 storeys after the number of apartments planned for the building was increased to 110 from 75. A man who said his son and a neighbor's boy had been bitten by a German shepherd dog that the poundkeeper called a friendly dog was promised the matter would be investigated. The man said his nine- year-old son needed five stitches to close a wound he received from the dog. He said he had called the police but they had told him to phone the next time the dog was out. The problem, he said, was ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. Phone 328-4095 FORYOUR FURS INSURED PUR STORAGE NEW YORK FURS< 604A 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3276 he couldn't identify the dog although he had a pretty good idea where it was from. Another man who said he had been waiting two years to build a house on land he owns in the St. Paul subdi- vision also got some satisfac- tion. The would-be home build- er was told he should be able to get his building permit soon as Local Authorities Board approval had just been obtained for the subdi- vision. Garbage changes fail Proposed amendments to the city waste bylaw setting out fines for violations failed to get council approval for the second time Monday. Council sent the amending bylaw back to the ad- ministration March 26 asking that it be rewritten and a better means of enforcement be provided. But some aldermen weren't much happier with the new version, particular- ly Aid. Vera Ferguson, who noted it still contained sec- tions covering overflowing containers and overturned receptacles and she re- peated her opinion that en- forcement of these was im- possible. A debate also ensued over a section that proposed a fine for dumping at the land- fill after closing hours and that the site be closed except during operation hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. six days a week. Aid. Ed Bastedo felt it was better to keep the landfill open 24 hours a day or other- wise people will dump out- side the gates and all over the city. City manager Tom Nut- ting said the city would have to conduct a strong advertis- ing and enforcement pro- gram to keep people from dumping wherever they want to. "It's the only way to elim- inate the problem of blowing paper, he said. "The city has got to get used to controlled dumping no matter where the landfill is." The bylaw was voted down 4-3 with Mayor Andy Ander- son, Aid. Tom Ferguson and Aid. Ed Bastedo in favor. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 Council stands pat on bus fare hike Awaiting business Taking advantage of a summer forecast, Kelly Labonte-Smith, 7, (left) and sister Cindy, 9, opened up a lemonade stand near their home at 828 16th St. N. Sales should be brisk today and Wednesday, with temperatures expected to soar between 75 and 80 degrees. No rain is in sight for Southern Alberta until, you guessed it, the weeeknd. City council stood by its original decision on bus fares Monday and as a result it will cost 15 cents to ride city transit buses after July 1. Only Aid. Tom Ferguson switched his vote, joining Aid. Vera Ferguson and Mayor Andy Anderson in seeking to retain the 10 cent fare that has been in effect since January 1972. The original decision to up the fares was made about a month ago. The debate Monday again centred on the issue of how great an attempt should be made to make the transit system pay for itself as much as possible. Aid. Vera Ferguson con- tinued to argue as she has in the past that the transit system is a service that is run as economically as all tte other services in the city. "I don't know why the transit system is always sin- gled out as a revenue gain- she said. Deputy Mayor Cam Barnes said he didn't mind provid- ing a service but the 1972 def- icit of was just too great a cost for the service. Aid. Tom Ferguson said every time fares are raised, revenues go down. But. Aid. Vaughan Hemb- roff said he never heard any- thing so ridiculous in his life. "If by increasing the rates, revenue is decreased wouldn't it make sense that by decreasing rates, revenue would go he asked. Fare revenue decreased by about last year with the 10 cent exact change fare in effect, while five per ceiii, more people rode the city's buses than in 1971, according to the transit system's an- nual report. Utilities director Oli Erdos predicted the 15 cent fare could bring in about more per year in transit sys- tem revenues. City Manager Tom Nutting told council that by looking at the question in another light, it could be considered the city is spending about this year at the ser- vice of the "almighty auto- mobile." "That's what we're spend- ing on roads and to my mind that's mostly deficit and it's coming out of the property tax, not gasoline he said. Mr. Nutting said the five per cent. increase in people using the transit system was a direct result of the fare re- duction in 1972. "The transit system hasn't shown an increase like that for he said. Aid. Steve Kotch said fares don't really make much dif- ference, it's the type of ser- vice given that puts more people on buses. "The type of servics we give is like in most for the he said. "If it's not convenient for people to ride the bus they don't ride." Aldermen hoodwinked claims angry parent City council was accused Monday of being hoodwinked by its administrators over a report on the Mayor Magrath Drive and 5th Avenue S. in- tersection issue, but voted to accept the report anyway. The action appears to end the latest controversy over the intersection that concern- ed parents in the area say is too dangerous for their children to cross. Holiday near Nearly Lethbridge students, from Grades 1 to 12, will be free from classroom schedules this Friday, the last day of the 1972-73 school term. City public division stu- dents number Combin- ed with separate div- ision students, local drivers will be keeping a careful eye (and a light foot) around Lethbridge parks and recrea- tion areas. Friday is a school holiday for rural Alberta students. Classes in the County of Leth- bridge end June 22. They had asked for an overpass or underpass and received support from the separate school board in a petition submitted to council two weeks ago. A spokesman for the group of parents, Pat Barry of 202 26th St. S., said Monday he didn't think aldermen got what they asked for in file report which said the walk- ing time across Mayor Ma- grath Drive would be length- ened but recommended no other changes in the inter- section traffic controls. appears the report you asked for was made up a week before you asked for said Mr. Barry referring to traffic count figures taken May 14 that were included in the report. "And in any case we hadn't asked about the effectiveness of the signals; we had asked for an he said. Aid. Vera Ferguson re- minded Mr. Barry that the city really didn't have com- plete control over the situa- tion as the province would not allow an overpass there. New fire headquarters approved -OL ATantVttiMM- IIQC Approval was given for construction of a new fire de- partment headquarters but a smoke tower training facility was rejected by city council Monday. Kenwood Engineering Con- struction Ltd. won the con- tract to buiRt the headquar- ters at the No. 2 fireball for The training facility went up in smoke, however, when Aldermen Vera Fergu- son, Ed Bastedo and Cam Barnes voted against it. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff abstain- ed and the resulting 3-3 tie vote meant the motion to build the smoke tower was lost. City manager Tom Nut- ting told council the city's firemen have lacked the op- portunity to get much train- ing because the nearest training facilities are in Cal- gary and the department just can't spare the men to send them there. But Aid. Vera Ferguson said she was never convinced the training facilities were necessary, "just a nice thing to have." "It seems to be a very ex- pensive she added. ttt, A policy recommended by community services director Bob Bartlett that priority be given locally owned and op- erated franchises in the de- velopment of Junior A hock- ey in the city was adopted by city council Monday. Mr. Bartlett said in his submission to council the Sportsplex development has created a great interest in the future development of Ju- nior A hockey. V Faced with the prospect of battling weeds along some 71 miles of back alleys, city council Monday passed a by- law making the weeds the re- sponsibility of homeowners. The bylaw actually leaves the weed control situation ex- actly as it was before the provincial government pass- ed a revised weed con- trol act. The new act appar- ently hadn't stipulated as had the old one that home- owners were responsible for the weeds on the half of the lane behind their property. pick up !S FO The city will _ 395 of the Green Acres Foun- dation operating deficit. Allocation of the sum from contingencies was approved by council Monday. The re- quest for additional support was the first made by the foundation which operates three senior citizens' homes in the city. Travel group convincing Student Manpower has job openings today for cocktail and restaurant waitresses, babysitters, car hops, cooks, mechanics, bus drivers, wait- ers, bus boys, dish washers, janitors, gardeners, furniture movers, technical representa- tives, meat cutters, sales- men, farm and ranch lab- orers, a painter, and taxi driver. Interested students can contact Student Manpower at 327-2111 or visit the Student Manpower office at 424 7th St., between a.m. and p.m. Kawasaki Dots your motorcycle meet government regu- lations? All cycles are required to have a headlight and tail light if ridden on forest reserves. SI-250 3 cyl. 27.5 H.P. Only 330 Ibs. Reg. Ml 250 22 H.P. 6500 rpm 21" front wheel Alloy Wheels Reg. SI099 "JUST ARRIVED" Ultimate Mini-Enduro, street legal, 5 spd, transmission, 16" front, 14" rear wheels 90 ec, LETHBRIDGE KAWASAKI 13th ST. and HARDIEVILLE RD. PHONE 327-6117 FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE ONLY Full Six Warranty Coverage KAWASAKI Z-1900CC ONLY 12299 Bank Financing Available (O.A.P.C.) With No Trade In Backed by a nine-page brief and a slide presenta- tion, the Travel and Conven- tion Association of Southern Alberta won their grant from the city Monday. But association president Dr. John Neal and executive vice president Frank Smith had to work hard to con- vince council the city's mon- ey was being used to its best advantage. Council had balked previ- ously at handing over the money and had a rec- ommendation from its ad- ministration that only be given this year with the city looking into promoting tourism on its own. Although the association gets from the prov- ince and from its members, it would have had to shut down one of its two information booths this sum- mer without the full city grant, Dr. Neal told council. Besides operating the booths, it also has prepared visitors maps of the city, and tourist bro- chures and will erect a sign board outside Medicine Hat to try and lure tourist traffic off the Trans-Canada high- way to the Lethbridge area, he said. Some of the association's information presented to council backfired just a bit, however. Aid. Vera Ferguson noted that according to a pie graph 52.3 per cent of the tourist dollars go on hotels, meals and beverages. Yet, she pointed out, only 23.5 per cent of the associa- tions budget is paid for by member hotel and restaurant operators who benefit most directly from tourist promo- tion. Heady to -sprite Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, IBLACK DENTAL lABfi MHHCAL DENTAL BLD9. lower Leva! PHONE NEW! NOW AT HOYT'SI DANBY GAS FIRED BARBECUE GRILL Completely portable easily converts to natural gas or propane with no conver- sion problems whatso- ever. Features: Heavy gauge metal and perman- ent fire bricks. INTRODUCTORY PRICE ONLY 49 Call Sporting 327-5767 DOWNTOWN AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE to Carrier ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACIS, SHEET METAL and HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING 2214 43 St. S. Ph. 327-5816 Kentucky Fried Chicken Salads French Fries Buttered rolls Breads cakes pastries PERFECT FOR AUCTION 2508.2nd AVE. N. Bl Of If TONITE REGULAR TUESDAY AUCTION p.m. GITANE BOYS' 10 SPEED BICYCLE In excellent condition Made in France Parties or Picnics Family Gatherings SVEN ERICKSONS FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP 2201 3rd S. Phone 3284161 1715 M.M. Drive Phone 328-7756 Oak book shelf, chrome kitchen suite, lovely white cement bird baths, 2 large wooden planters, older style buffet, vibra- tion pillow, metal lined fish tank, two bumper jacks, electric putter, hand tools, electric and gas ranges, good Frigidaire automatic washer, trunk, fridge, chesterfields and chairs, portable television, selection of baseball gloves, chord organ, many beds and mattresses, excellent bar-b-que, water tank, nice crib and mattress ,record player, picnic coolers, bar with padded front, youth bed, lamps, variety of televisions. MANY MORE ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST. 1967 PONTIAC 2 door with 396 motor, automatic, PB. ANTIQUE BYGONE SALE SATURDAY, JUNE 16th Such items ast First model G.t. refrigerator, early Canadian rockers, beautiful China and glass Items. For further Information call 327-1222 Auctioneer: JOHN BERIZAY-No. 903 ;