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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta iliesday, June 11, 1974 LETHBRIDGE HERALD An office more like a home EDMONTON (CP) Klaus Hoffman and Associates employees can go to work when they please, leave when they want to, dress as they please and take 2Vz hours for lunch. The office, 18 miles from downtown, has piped-in music, exotic plants, a 20- acre yard surrounded by trees and a relaxed atmosphere in which employees can have an outdoor barbecue for lunch, pick berries or pussy willows or shoot tin cans off fence posts. Klaus Hoffman and Associates, design specialists, call their country office-retreat Aspen West Design Centre. There is a kitchen where everyone pitches in to do the domestic chores at lunch and a large relaxation room complete with reclining chairs and a muted hi-fi The grounds are artistically land- scaped, a speciality of the firm. The unique office is the brainchild of Klaus Hoffman, 39, the founder of the firm who two years ago tired of the stereotype office He came to the conclusion that he and his staff would be happier and more productive in relaxed working conditions. "It is a type of Mr.-Hoffman said "We have succeeded in putting the personal element into the business world "It's a new experience for us. The staff (two associates and nine employees) enjoy going to work and we are more in tune with life." For the convenience of clients, the firm has a second Rural office near Edmonton has piped in music. PNE home for roller coaster VANCOUVER (CP) Carl Phare spent a lifetime designing and, building roller coasters and all the while he was working on a super roller coaster, hoping someone would come along and want to build it. The result is Mr. Phare's last machine, the giant roller coaster at Playland on the PNE grounds. Built at a cost of in 1958, which Playland General Manager Gerry Crawshaw says now would cost 000, the Playland coaster is one of the three largest in North America. Mr. Phare was one of the last roller coaster designers. "It would take an architect a year just to figure out what the problems were in building Mr -Crawshawsaid. Since the Playland coaster was constructed it has been used more than 3.5 million times. The three sets of cars, 16" people in each set. are pulled up the first slope by a 75 horse power motor driving a chain. After the first 73-foot drop the cars are on their own. turn and drop in the 2.840-foot ride is designed for optimum thrills and safety. The ride costs a year to maintain, plus about in labor. The main item involved is screws inches long which hold down the tracks. There is one every 30 inches on each track. "They keep falling out because of vibration." Mr "rawshaw said The other major maintenance cost is the imhrr Centre Village again presents.. FUN AND BARGAINS FOR ALL DAYS SALE BEGINS TUESDAY, JUNE 11th through SATURDAY, JUNE 15th CARNIVAL DAYS SALE This Coupon and .00 Cash good for 5 AMUSEMENT RIDES of your choice S at Intermountain Midway Rides I June 11 to 15. 1974 I Centre MaM I CARNIVAL DAYS SALE This Coupon and Cash good for I 5 AMUSEMENT RIDES of your choice g at Intermountain Midway Rides I June 11 to 15. 1974 I Centre Village Mall CARNIVAL DAYS SALE This Coupon and Cash good for 5 AMUSEMENT RIDES of your choice at Intermountain Midway Rides June 11 to 15. 1974 Centre Village Mall Clip out Coupons for Rides INTERMOUNTAIN FANTASTIC NEW AND EXCITING MIDWAY RIDES Pick up coupons at any Centre Village Merchant for Big Discounts on rides! Centre Village "The Mall that has it air ;