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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, June 10, 1974 Lethbridge expects no teacher shortage Waiting for the ambulance Police officers assist injured woman Woman injured near Fort Macleod An intersection just west of Fort Macleod, known to residents and police as a dangerous spot, has added another accident to its list of vehicle mishaps. The latest accident occurred Saturday around p.m. when a Cardston man's automobile was in collision with a bread truck. The car veered into a ditch and crashed head-on into a telephone pole. Fort Macleod RCMP said a bread truck, driven by Wilfred Weitz. 1601 10th Ave.. Lethbridge. had stopped at a stop sign on Highway 2 and then proceeded to cross the intersection of Highway 3 to enter the weigh scales. It was then, RCMP said, a car driven by Fred W'easal Head. 26. of Cardston, eastbound on Highway 3. was in collision with the front end of the bread truck. A passenger in the Weasal Head car. Joan Cochrane, 23. of Cardston. was injured in the mishap and taken to Fort Macleod Municipal Hospital. Her condition was reported Sunday as not serious. The other people involved were not injured. Damage to the Weasal Head car was estimated at and S150 in damage to the bread truck. No charges have been made but RCMP said the accident is under investigation. No statistics on the number of accidents at that intersection are available but an RCMP spokesman at Fort Macleod said there have been numerous mishaps at the crossing. One resident of the town called the inersection an accident waiting to happen, while another said a traffic light should be put there to slow vehicles down. The RCMP spokesman said he couldn't remember anyone being killed at the crossing in the last few years but he said there is always a first time. Give Dad the Best! An Electric SHAVER by Philishave Priced from 179M995 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Disaster June 12 FORT MACLEOD (Special) Disaster Day will be held at the Fort Macleod Hospital June 12 after being postponed from Wednesday. Visitors will not be allowed in the hospital during the two- hour exercise. AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING lor Mnior Mm Phoni 328-2106 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1822 PHONE 327-8585 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. CHOOSING A PHARMACY REQUIRES THOUGHT There's nothing like a June wedding, so the sayine goes. If TOO arc a June bride (or even a May bride) or any kind of bride and just scttinc up housekeeping, we know yon are in the middle of loads of important decisions. You are tryinc to cet everything off to a Rood start and want to choose things carefully. Choosinc a pharmacy is certainly something to be civcn careful thought. It's important to know that any prescrip- tions you need to have, filled will be correctly handled and any specific instructions for de- riving ttir full benefit of your medication will be explained. We will cladly order any hard- to-find item for you. GEORGE and ROD SAY... If you don'i change direction you will end up where you're going. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE Bk9g. 601 6th Ave. S. Call 32B-S133 RODNEY 401 Slh S. Free OtWvery Crfl 3Z7-33M U.S. travel writers tour South Alberta Southern Alberta got the once-over Sunday and today when a group of 80 travel writers visited Lethbridge, Fort Macleod and Waterton before leaving for tourist attractions in British Columbia. The western states division of the Society of American Travel Writers arrived in Calgary Saturday for a week-long tour of Alberta and B.C. Frank Gillespie. chairman of the society's western division, said the purpose of the tour is to gather story material on tourist attractions in the two provinces. Frank Smith, head of the FRANK GILLESPIE Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta, said this is the first time a group such as this has come to Lethbridge and their reaction is "quite favorable." Before leaving for Fort Macleod and Waterton the travel writers visited the Japanese Gardens. Fort Whoop-Up and were taken for a tour along Scenic Drive. Mr. Smith said the writers are here from California. Alaska, Texas, Colorado, and Mexico. Some have come from as far away as New York and Florida, he said. He said Alex Johnston, a local historian, spoke to the group Sunday night at the Holiday Inn on the history of Southern Alberta and the RCMP centennial. He said Alex Johnston, a local historian, spoke to the group Sunday night at the Holiday Inn on the history of Southern Alberta and the RCMP centennial. Kitty Dunlop. recently appointed meetings co- ordinator and liaison for the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta, is assisting Mr. Smith in conducting the tour for the writers. Mr. Smith said Mrs. Dunlop's job will be to work with hotel managers, convention organizers and delegates to make sure things run smoothly. By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer There will not be a teacher shortage in Lethbridge public and separate schools this fall as most teacher positions have already been filled. A teacher shortage this fall in Alberta has been predicted by the Alberta Teachers Association because of the number of teachers moving to British Columbia to take advantage of better working conditions and leaving the profession for better wages and opportunities for promotion. However, local schools had more than enough applications to allow administrative personnel to fill the four separate school vacancies and the 26 public school vacancies that resulted from retirements and resignations this spring. The number of vacancies are still unofficial because a few resignations usually occur -P during the summer months. RICK ERVIN photo The public school system has already filled 24 of the 26 vacancies and while the separate school system hasn't _____________ __.______ finalized its selections. Crime investigations show rise in 1974 Compared with a similar period last year there has been an increase in most types of crime in Lethbridge in 1974 from the period Jan. 1 to April 30. the Lethbridge City Police's April statistical report shows. From Jan. 1 to April 30 of this year there were 78 assaults, compared with 53 for a similar period last year. There were 24 during the month of April. There were 111 break-ins to the end of April, compared with 86 for the same period last year. There were 31 break-ins in April. To the end of April there were 46 thefts over compared with 33 for the same period last year. There were 14 such thefts during the month of April. So far this year, to the end of April, there have been 486 thefts under This compares with 575 for the same period last year. applications greatly outnumber the vacancies. While Lethbridge isn't about to experience a teacher shortage this fall, the director of public school personnel believes local schools "are going to have a problem in a couple of years" acquiring the teachers they need. Gerry Probe said today the teacher shortage he predicts for the near future is only based on "a feeling" he has developed because of a declining number of applications for teacher vacancies. The school system still received a substantial number of applications for each teacher vacancy but the number of applications are on the decline from what they were two or three years ago. "We have had to do more advertising for specialized positions" such as automotive and foreign language teachers. Dr. Probe also pointed out. The public schools also have three principal vacancies to fill. Twelve applications have been received for the vacancy at the Dorothy Gooder School and 23 for the opening at the Agnes Davidson School. Deadline for applications for the vacancy at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute is set for the end of June. 2nd DA at Foremost FOREMOST (Special) Jamie Williamson of Taber has begun district agriculturist duties here, backing Jim Birsh. present DA who divides his time between Foremost and Bow Island. Police follow break-ins City police are investigating several break-ins in the city over the weekend, while RCMP in' Lethbridge are handling a reported theft from a taxi-driver north of the city Saturday night. Three cheques worth were stolen during a break-in Saturday night at Stern's Cut- Rate Furniture, 314 3rd. St. S. The cheques were stolen from a safe, which was opened with tools stolen from an adjacent business. An axe and other tools were stolen during a break-in the same night at Tennant Spring and Axle 316 3rd St. Both premises were entered through second-storey windows. Friday night, someone broke into a tent trailer on display in the Zellers parking lot 1710 Mayor Magrath and stole various articles valued at about About worth of meat was stolen early Sunday morning from a deep freeze in a garage at 612 17th St. S. The complaint was filed by Katherine Wesley, of the same address. RCMP are investigating a reported theft of stolen from cab driver Louis Armstrong, 32, of 18161st Ave. A. N. Mr. Armstrong reports he was robbed by five passengers north of the city on a district road after his cab stalled and he got out to fix it. Accidents put four persons in hospital Four people are in Lethbridge Municipal Hospital today after two separate accidents this weekend in the Lethbridge district. Three Milk River men are in fair condition after the truck they were driving left Highway 4 about six miles southwest of Lethbridge and struck a road approach. Wayne McCoy. 18. the driver of the vehicle, and Bill Shampers. 23. a passenger, are both being treated for facial injuries, while another passenger. Larry Swanson. 26. is also in fair condition with a broken leg. The accident occurred early Sunday morning. An eight-year-old Coaldale boy. Russef Martins, is in fair condition after the bicycle he was riding was in collision with a truck Saturday in Coaldale. Coaldale police have not released the name of the driver of the truck, but said no charges will be laid. Meanwhile, in the city. John William Halcro. 5175th St. S.. will appear in the court June 26 charged with driving while his blood-alcohol level exceeded .08. The charge was laid after Halcro. southbound in the 1400 block Lakemount Blvd.. about 1 a.m. Sunday collided with two parked cars, resulting in damage. Also in the city. Darrell Carpenter. 172410th Ave. A S- was released from hospital Sunday after treatment for injuries received when the car he was riding in collided with two parked cars in the 1900 block 9th Ave. N. Sunday afternoon. The driver of the car. Patrick Joseph Dececco. 410 Rideau Crt.. was uninjured in the collision, which resulted in damage to all three vehicles. On the weekend at least 15 persons died accidentally on the prairies, Donald Ibey, 41. of Carbon was killed Friday night when the car he was driving struck a bridge abutment in Drumneller. Donald Nicholas Woronuk. 19. of Fairview. died early Friday in a single-vehicle accident near Rycroft. about 40 miles north" of Grande Prairie. Dale Dziwenko. 17. of Vegreville was killed early Saturday when the car in which he was riding rolled into a ditch 14 miles east of Vegreville. about 60 miles east of Edmonton. David Allan McDonald 9. of Mirror, was killed Saturday when the car in which he was riding overturned near Aliex. 25 miles east of Red Deer. Old timer The Fort Macleod fire department played host to the Foothills League hose laying competition here Sunday. Teams used the town's old fire hose wagon. Winner was the Claresholm No. 2 team. CLIFF SLACK, BUCK DENTAL LAB MEOtCAL DENTAL KM PMONt MT-JtM MIKE HANZEL Ertra 371 -7th Street South Now is the time to consider AIR CONDITIONING from your 'Air Conditioning Centre ot the South' CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262-2nd Ave. South Phone Hot item at parachute trials High winds brought competition to a halt at the Alberta provincial para- chuting meet at Clareshoim Saturday. During the break, stetson-clad Ken Hurlburt, Progressive Conservative candidate for the Lethbridge constituency in the July 8 federal election, caused a stir of his own when he passed out Canadian flag pins to the competitors. The jumping team from Kalispell, Mont., thought the flags were great. After a luncheon at the flying Mr. Hurlburt was taken for his first nde in a helicopter. "It was a little he said. FVR STORAGE TIME i FREE SPEEDY PICK-UP RESTYLING REL1NING REPAIRING CLEANING AND GLAZING The LETHBRIDGE FURRIERS 514 3rd AVENUE SOUTH Phone 327-2209 ;