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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, 7, 1974 Forty-Mile councillors 'don't know what they are talking about The federally-funded Opportunities For Youth program, which is providing almost HOO jobs for Southern Albertans, has been defended by the local officer in charge. Scott McKinnon, reacting to a motion passed by the County of Forty-Mile council which recommended abandoning the program, said "they don't know what they are talking about." Mr. McKinnon said he can't see the logic of such a motion. County Coun. William George McFall said in his motion thai because of the extreme shortage of labor in most areas of the country, the Opportunities For Youth program should be "cut out to put the youth on labor where they should be." Mr. McKinnon said, "We are past the concentration camp period. We can't force people to work." He said the OFY program was designed to provide work for college and university students between school years so these people can earn money to learn skills needed to make a living. He said the OFY doesn't appeal to trained craftsmen, the group of people he feels are most in demand for work. Mr. McKinnon pointed to several OFY projects in the South which support his argument. He said one project will provide a booklet for disabled persons, telling them which buildings in the city are accessible for handicapped persons. Many of the persons working on the project are handicapped themselves. Another project provides jobs for 10 young Indians on the Blood Reserve. The boys are learning a carpentry and painting trade and their practical experience is gained by working on and improving houses occupied by older residents of the reserve. Third and fourth year law students are employed in Lethbiidge at a legal guidance clinic, said Mr. McKinnon. These students provide a service, free of charge, to.people who can't afford a lawyer. They handled 300 cases last summer. Jugs bacteria free, says inspector Plastic milk jugs from Lethbridge's Silverwoods Dairy tested for germs showed almost no trace of bacteria, according to a local public health inspector. Pat Hirsche said three plastic milk jugs were selected at random along with three glass milk bottles and sealed empty after they had gone through the dairy's cleaning system. They were tested at the Municipal Hospital laboratory. Mr. Hirsche said the dairy is using jugs made of a new, less-porous type of plastic. He said they can be just as easily disinfected as glass bottles. He did agree plastic jugs not properly cleaned could have slipped by when the random selection was made but he said the same case was possible with the glass bottles. Mr. Hirsche said the dairy drivers are instructed to check the plastic jugs as they pick them up from homes and then the person on the washer also checks the 'plastic jugs. "After the containers have been in use in Lethbridge for a while we will make more tests to see if there is any Mr. Hirsche said. City youth admits pointing firearm A 17-year-old Lethbridge youth, who pleaded guilty May 30 to charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, possession of an unregistered and restricted firearm and pointing a firearm, was remanded in provincial court Thursday to June 13 for sentencing. Robert Kroeker, 1504 4th Ave. N., was charged May 30 after he fired a firearm in the direction of another person. He was remanded in custody and is to be examined by a psychiatrist before sentencing. Rear-end truck crash kills Pincher man A 30-year-old Pincher Creek man was killed at a.m. today when the half-ton truck he was driving ploughed into the rear of a tractor-trailer unit about one mile west of Lethbridge. Kenneth Laraun Bevans died at the scene of the accident. Richard Waldon. 37, of Edmonton was the driver of the tractor- trailer. There has been no decision regarding an inquest. Thieves take food, bikes A hungry thief made off with some ham steaks and canned goods at the Stockman's Inn in the Stockyards early today. Police say the thief gained entry through a small window in the bathroom. He also took some cigarettes. Bissel Custom Gemini CARPET SWEEPER Sweeps all floor sur- faces including linoleum and carpet. SPECIAL 88 17 Call Housewires 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Three 10-speed bikes valued at were stolen Thursday. One bike was taken from Catholic Central High School, one from Hamilton Junior High School and one from a southside residence. S. Sgt. W. J. Brummitt of the Lethbridge City Police advises bike owners to buy a license at city hall and also to put their own identification marks on their bikes. Two notches or the owner's initials filed in the chrome of the bike will enable the owner to identify his bike if it's stolen. A bike license will register the bike all over Canada and lasts for the life of the bike S. Sgt. Brummitt says. He especially advises people who buy bikes without serial numbers to put their own identification marks on their bikes. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-CM5 E. 8. f. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHMMD6E DENTAL LAI 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. For The First Time Ever 25% SAVINGS SALE! A limited time offer of world famous in Ireland CRYSTAL Now Through 15th. Champagnes Goblets Clarets 11 patterns 1o choose irorn: Lisrnore. A1ana. Donegal, Kyle- more. Glenmore. Colleen. Kne- mcre. Maureen. Trarnore, Ash- long. -and Kensdaie. Every piece is lovingly made by hanfl in Ireland every piece a signed original. 15% on oihvr tMKtod ttwm Call 327-5767 DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Avanua S. Uthbridga Ife KEEP THE WEST STRONG" Chieftainship president Headquarters open Political parties in the Lethbridge constituency have been gearing up their campaign headquarters for the July 8 election. Above, Ken Hurlburt, Progres- sive Conservative candidate, offers some advice to party supporters decorating his headquarters at 1806 3rd Ave. S. Below, Sven Ericksen, Liberal candidate, proudly displays his campaign central in a mobile home at 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive. New Democratic headquarters opened Thursday night (see picture, Page 2) and Social Credit headquarters are expected to open Monday in the Hunt Building at the corner of 5th Avenue and 7th Street S. Motorcycles Highest collide A 16-year-old Lethbridge youth was treated at Lethbridge Municipal Hospital Thursday for a broken leg after the motorcycle he was driving was in collision with another motorcycle at 13th Street and llth Avenue N. Dairy! Vogt. 1703 2nd Ave. N.. was proceeding north on 13th Street when he braked abruptly and veered to the right and was in collision with a motorcvcle driven by Ronald J. Solvey. 1823 13th Ave. N. Mr. Solvey sustained scrapes to his hands and knees. turnout in 10 years The best turnout of blood donors in 10 years has pushed the Red Cross blood donors clinic's set objective of 950 pints to 1.013 Thursday. A special televised appeal showing the need for blood for hemophilia victims was one of the reasons for the generous amount of blood donated by Lethbridge residents. Clinics held in June are generally the smallest ones of the year. Some 1.012 pints of blood were received at the June clinic in 1964. Metis form local association branch FOR SALE BY OWNER This beautiful 3 bedroom back end split has a mortgage at For only down you can own this home on the green strip in Agnes Davidson Area. With P.I. side drive, enclosed patio, beautiful landscaped corner lot. Family room, cold room and work shop in basement. For appointment to view About 30 non-status Indians met in Coaldale Thursday to set up a local branch of the Metis Association of Alberta. Darryl Sturrock, elected secretary-treasurer of the local, said today there are no programs in the district for Metis people. She estimated there are about 200 to 300 non- status Indians in the Lethbridge area. The provincial association co-ordinates many programs for Metis, she said, and these programs, involving housing, education and welfare, and hunting and fishing rights, will A rmy rep on United Way board A Lethbridge Salvation Army officer has become a member of the United Way board of directors. Joan Pierce who does youUi work, counselling, preaching and other social services for the Salvation Army was accepted as a board member Tuesday. Major Pierce makes a week not a month as was reported in The Herald Wednesday. now be established in Southern Alberta. Executive members elected at the meeting are: Frank McDonald, president; Roderick Bellhomer. vice- president: Joe Blayone. director: Elsie Doell, director; and David Belhumer. director. Jethbtudae FURRIERS Fur Coat Storage Time The Lethbridge Furriers PHONE 327-2209 to retire A former prominent Lethbridge businessman and one of the originators of the Kainai Chieftainship has announced his retirement after 24 years as president of the organization. E. R. McFarland, of Nelson, B.C.. made the announcement at the organizations' annual meeting recently in Fort Macleod. Mr. McFarland moved to Lethbridge in 1937 to join the staff of Imperial Motors Limited and during the years he lived here he was involved in many community organizations. He was one of the founders of the Lethbridge Flying Club and was also active in the Lethbridge Air Cadet Corps. During the Second World War, Mr. McFarland assisted in the loan drives and the chieftainship organization of the Blood Indian tribe. He was instrumental in the founding of the Southern Trans-Canada Highway association which sought the building of a highway from Medicine Hat through Lethbridge to the west coast. From 1940 to 1945, Mr. McFarland was public relations and publicity director for the Southern Alberta Bond and War Savings Stamp campaign and a director of the chamber of commerce from 1938 to 1948 when he was made president. He was director of the Alberta Interfield Gas Line Limited, director of Crown Silver Mines and was involved with several charity groups in Southern Alberta. N. R. Crump, a retired president of CP Rail, was elected to succeed Mr. McFarland as president of the Kainai Chieftainship. Appointments to the chieftainship are limited to 40 living persons who are chosen by the Blood Indian tribal Colleagues choose city man A university of Lethbridge engineer has been named to the Council of the Association of Professional Engineers. Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta for a three-year term. R. F. Comstock, co- ordinator of the university's physical plant operation, was elected as a councillor at the 7.000-member association's annual convention held in Banff this month. AKROYD'S PLUMBING. HEATING AND GASFITTING rMM tor Mnlor cltiMnt PhOfW 321-2106 NEW 1974 VW BEETLE SMtlW CHEC Boys In Action At Our Showroom Saturday a.m. Until p.m. At RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI S4M 3rd Aw. and St. S. council because of their work with the tribe or for their national or international contributions. The Kainai Chieftainship undertakes various projects on behalf of the Blood tribe, including providing financial and other forms of support to several activities. Included in the chieftainship are John Diefenbaker, J. Grant MacEwan, Roland Michener, Joey Smallwood and Pierre Berton. Candidates for four vacancies in the chieftainship are being considered. Premier Peter Lougheed has been accepted as a candidate and under consideration are Governor-General Jules Leger; Rev. Antonio Duhaime from the Blood Reserve; Deane Gundlock, former member of parliament for Lethbridge; Alberta Lt.-Gov. designate Ralph Steinhauer, and RCMP Commissioner M. J. Nadon. McKillop students honored Students from Grades 1 to 3 at George McKillop Elementary School were awarded' trust scholarships today at the schools' closing ceremonies. The George McKiliop Trust Scholarship, for students demonstrating a combination of scholastics, sportsmanship and citizenship, was awarded to Kent Schroeder and Patricia Story, Grade 1: Tommy Terashima and Karen Willms, grade 2: and Reed Shimozawa and Susan Oesterle, grade 3. Lyle Moore and Marion Harnos were awarded the James Martin Memorial trophy for good sportsmanship. Tracy Billingsley, Todd Ojala, Jean Man. Diane Parker. Elizabeth Kocsis, Cameron Bain, Kevin Hutton. Terry Teichroeb and Magda Varga all were awarded the Home and School Association award for showing the most improvement during the year. CcrtHM DMtUM CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL ILM. PHONE 377-2M2 PHARMACY FACTS frcr.i Q. C. STUBBS From time to time all of us "take and for your own protec- tion here are some of the basic rules you should always pay attention to. (1) Read and ciearly- understand the directions we put on your label. (2) Don't ever try Jo take med- icine in the dark! (3) Keep your medicine containers tightly-closed, and be careful not to change the tops oi these containers <4) Be certain to care- fully-shake the liquid pre- scriptions when direc- tions call for Ibis. And (5) finally piease make certain all of your med- icines of any type or kind are kepi securely out of the reach of all child- ren. ST1IBBS PHARMACY LTD. Open daily a.m. to pm Sundays arid Holidays 12 noon to p.m. ;