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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, June 6, 1974 How much of that provincial schools Lethbndge schools will make an attempt to cash in on the several million dollars designated in May by the province for the upgrading of old school buildings, before the Sept. 30 deadline But public and separate school administrators said Wednesday they are still uncertain how the qualification restrictions placed on the school upgrading fund by the department of education will affect the upgrading needs of local school buildings. It was just last January that public school administrators said their 1974 budget did not provide the funds needed to restore the older school buildings which haven't been upgraded since first constructed. Mack Crumley, secretary treasurer, said Wednesday the public schools are now "better off" than they were when the budget was announced in January because of the special fund set by the province, but "how much better off, I don't know." Mr. Crumley said there are several schools in the public system that need upgrading but just which schools will qualify for assistance under the fund and what proportion of the upgrading will be covered by the government fund is not known at this time. Ralph Himsl, superintendent of separate schools, believes the fund will be of limited benefit to the local separate schools because only the St. Basil's School is over 20 years old. However, the separate school board has been attempting to obtain funds for renovations to the Assumption School and Mr. Himsl said Wednesday the school may qual- ify tor assistance under the special upgrading fund. The separate schools are now in the process of investigating how applicable the upgrading fund is to the needs of their school buildings. The department of education has established seven categories within the qual- ification structure of its upgrading fund and schools may apply for assistance under any or all categories. Structural (roof, mechanical (plumbing and electrical, code requirements (as set out by fire commission and public health conversion (for example: converting heating system from oil will be ours, officials ask to natural general upgrading and special projects are the categories established by the department. The seventh category, special projects, provides funds for the conversion of existing commercial or private buildings to school uses or for the complete updating of an existing older school. The Galbraith School is the only Lethbridge school that may qualify for funding under the special project category because it meets the most important requirement that of being constructed 50 years or more ago. The other categories have their restrictions too. To qualify for full assistance under the mechanical category the school must be at least 35 years old and at least 20 years old if it is in need of structural upgrading. In addition, the province will only pay from 50 to 80 per cent of the total tost of the upgrading of each school which can be reduced directly with the age of the school if it does not meet the age limit set for each category. What it all means is that Lethbridge schools will have a difficult task determining the amount of assistance they may qualify for. When introducing the legislation to provide the upgrading fund to schools, Education Minister Lou Hyndman said the fund is aimed at obtaining fuller use of existing school structures. Pesticide hearing set here Oct. 2 A public sounding board to view all aspects of the use of pesticides and herbicides is how Alberta Environment Conservation Authority officials describe a series of public hearings set for the fall. Doug Patching, research officer for the authority, met 30 farmers, researchers, department of agriculture officials, biologists and wildlife officials in Lethbridge Wednesday. He said the public hearings will determine the path legislators will take in dealing with the future use of the chemicals Because agricultural use accounted for 74 per cent of all herbicides and pesticides used in Canada last year, the authority hopes farmers and ranchers will come out in full force to defend the use of the chemicals and to recommend changes to better the product. Mr. Patching said the hearings will let government determine -what pesticides and herbicides are, whom they will affect and how The authority is a neutral body which will hear the views of the public at 14 CORNING WARE TWIN Includes: oz. Cov- ered Saucepan oz Covered Sauce- pan Reg. Price 14.90 Our Price 8" Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN hearings. These views will then be compiled and sent to legislators for action. The Lethbridge public meeting is scheduled for Oct 2 and 8 a.m. in the Yates Memorial Centre Blair Shaw, regional plant industry supervisor for the department of agriculture, said individuals and groups can get technical information from the department to formulate briefs to present at the hearings. Missing youth sought City police are requesting assistance of Lethbridge residents in locating a missing juvenile. Robert Hunt, 15, of 214 2nd Ave S., was last seen Friday leaving Gilbert Patterson School. Robert is five feet four inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. He has shoulder length black hair and brown eyes Outdoor pools open Saturday Outdoor pools in the city will open for the summer at 1 p.m. Saturday. Day rates at Lions Pool, 5th Avenue and 16th Street North, and Henderson Park Pool have been increased. However, a family season pass will continue to cost 825, a community services department release says. Registration for swimming instruction and day camp programs will be held Tuesday through Thursday at the Civic Sports Centre. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE E. S. P. POX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. UNIROYAL ZETA I Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee MILES 75% MORE HAZARD PROTECTION' 20% MORE CAR CONTROL 12% MORE TRACTION' AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety let our Service Department give you a Safety Check on: BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work is performed by experts to assure complete safely and satisfaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBBID6E TABER CALGARY 16213rd Avs.S. 620150fliAv6. 1210 45ft Mn. M.E. PtoM 327-5985 Ptom Z23-3441 276-5344 Want gov't vote for South Farmer, doctor seek Macleod PC banner Deadly duo Sgt. Maj. Wally McMitcheil and cart Holy parking ticket! the meter man has wheels An experiment now being tried by city police may mean more parking tickets and less commissionaires. Sgt. Maj Wally McMitcheil, one of the commissionaires hired by the city to hand out parking violations, has been using a Cushman cart since Friday and City Police 'Traffic Insp. Bill West thinks motorizing the meter man is "definitely worth it." It usually takes about two hours to cover a route, Insp. West says, but with the cart, the time can be cut to 20 minutes. If the experiment is successful, Insp. West says the city may be able to reduce the number of commissionaires hired to ticket over-parked vehicles. The city now employs four meter men. although they are paid from the police department budget. Peter Bowkett, city traffic co-ordinator, says a commissionaire on foot has difficulty covering the 15- minute parking zones and isolated meters outside the downtown area. "Meters are practically useless if they're not enforced." he says. Insp. West says the police department has not budgeted for the cart this year and whether or not one will be purchased in this fiscal year depends on City Manager Allister Findlay. A report evaluating the experiment will be given to Mr. Findlay in two weeks, Insp. West said, and it will be up to him to decide whether or not city council will be asked to app'rove purchase of the cart in this budget year. The cart is now on loan from the company. By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer A Coalhurst farmer and Fort Macleod coroner will seek the Progressive Conservative nomination for the provincial constituency of Macleod Jim Davis, 32, who also operates a sand and gravel business on his farm near Coalhurst, will contest the nomination against John Walker, 46, a doctor in Fort Macleod for 19 years. Both candidates are out to break the solid Social Credit grip on Southern Alberta. The winner of the nomination to be held June 19 in Granum, 40 mi'.cs northwest of Lethbridge, will run in the next provincial election against incumbent Socred Leighton Buckwell. Mr. Buckwell is the Opposition agriculture critic. He said Tuesday he will run again. Mr. Buckwell defeated Conservative Dan LeGrandeur in the 1971 provincial election by 591 votes Mr. LeGrandeur, 36, a Claresholm high school principal, said Tuesday he will not seek the PC nomination this time around. Mr. Davis says he wants a voice in caucus to protest lack of funding for the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District. "I think there should be a lot more money put into irrigation systems in the he says "The Lethbridge Northern system is badly neglected. It's not getting its fair allocation of funds compared to other districts." Premier Peter Lougheed, who will attend the nomination, will hear from Mr. Davis that water storage in the Oldman River Basin must be accelerated. He is also concerned that land owners have not been allowed a sufficient voice in land-use policies now being formulated by the government. Mr. Davis is a native of the Coalhurst area. "Southern Alberta needs a PC representative south of says Dr. Walker "Sometimes we're a little forgotten. There is no government member south of that city. "We should get a voice into Edmonton that will be heard loud and clear representing the South." Vice-president of the federal Progressive Conservative constituency of Lethbridge, Dr. Walker is also a member on the board of the not guilty of assault BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BEhtiMAN Open Thursday Eyening till 9 p.m. PHONE 328-4372 2716 12th AM. S. A 19-year-old Lethbridge man who claimed he assisted a friend in a fight and was later attacked was found not guilty of assault in provincial court Wednesday- Donald Terry Johnson, 407 7th Ave. S.. told the court he was leaving the cabarat at the El Rancho Motor Hotel April 6 when he noticed a fight between a friend and Joseph Androkovich Jr., 24, of 744 17th St. N. His friend was getting the worst of the fight so he broke it up. Johnson claimed Androkovich later took a swing at him and so he put him to the ground and began to walk awav. DODGE CANADA RELIANCE t tr: J.IMITFO Serving Canadian Industry TAPER-LOCK Roller Chain Drive No reboring no watting. Put POWER to work BETTER with DODGE. Available now at... OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD, 236 -38 St. North Phone 327-1571 Androkovich then rushed him from behind so he turned around and again knocked him to the ground. It was for this Johnson was charged with assault. Androkovich told the court he was leaving the El Rancho after a wedding when a man began bothering his girlfriend. He told the man to leave her alone and they then proceeded to his truck. He claimed he returned to the hotel and was walking with his head down talking to himself because he was angry. He looked up and was struck by Johnson. Kenneth Keenan of Lethbridge who saw the incident told the court Johnson broke up a fight between Androkovich and another fellow Mr. Keenan claimed Androkovich late." took a swing at Johnson, a scuffle ensued, and Androkovich ended up on the ground. Johnson began to walk away when Androkovich ran at him. Johnson turned around and knocked him to the ground In the finding Johnson not guilty, Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson said Johnson's story was more sensible and he couldn't accept too much of Androkovich's story because it was so contrary to ether accounts of the incident. Provincial Judge Hudson said it was hard to accept the story of a person who went around talking to himself. ART GALLERY V ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINC? 1958 I I 710-5 AVE S LtTHftttlftCE-AlTA WIND DtFKfN Manager COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 32B-7M3 Lethbridge Community College. He has been coroner in Fort Macleod for about six years. He is concerned that small hospitals should not be phased out, that the growth of Edmonton and Calgary be limited in favor of providing impetus for smaller centres and that family farmers be assured the right to a decent income. Youngsters leave Sifton House twice Two juveniles, 11 and 12 years old, are in city police custody today after police say they ran away from Sifton House, broke into one city business, were apprehended and returned to Sifton House, then ran away again and broke into another city businesss. The two juveniles were found by RCMP about 3 p.m. after someone broke into the Greenacres Drive-in Theatre. They are blamed for about damage. They were returned to Sifton' House, a provincial holding centre for juveniles. They left again and, according to police, broke into Allied Equipment, 1201 2nd Ave. N. The two were apprehended by city police early this morning at the York Hotel after a long foot race. City police were tipped as to their whereabouts after a resident reported seeing some youngsters looking in cars. Insp. Glen Michelson of the city police told The Herald today it's very easy to run away from Sifton House. There is a commissioner at the front door but a juvenile can easily leave by opening a window and climbing out. Police are looking for two other juveniles in connection with the incidents. Meanwhile, vandals slashed the tires of five vehicles on the city's south side Wednesday, causing about damage. On Sunday 10 city south side residents had their auto tires slashed, causing damage. He advises Lethbridge residents if they see any suspicious persons around their cars to report it immediately to city police. Man hurt A 22-year-old Edmonton man is in critical condition in Calgary General Hospital after his car left the Akimina Highway, three miles west of the Waterton townsite, Wednesday and rolled 150 feet down an embankment. Glen Hornland was taken to Cardston Municipal Hospital but was later transferred to Calgary General. CLIFF SLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEWCALDEMTALHW. 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