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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IETHBRIDGE MERAID Tucidny, IS, 1971 Holiday Inn opening is set for next week By JIM MAYBIE Ilcrnld Staff Writer The 52.5 million deluxe Holi- day Inn expects to start rent- ing rooms next week, innkeep- er E. R. (Letty) Wilson an- nounced at a press conference Monday. Everything is scheduled to be in operation by the end of the month with the exception of the 250-seat entertainment lounge on the lower floor, wldch is not expected to be completed until the middle of July. Main access to the Holiday Inn is from a 236-car parking lot north of the hotel. A cano- pied entrance is also provided from the 130-car Holiday Vil- lage parking lot south of the hotel. The north lot is for hotel guests and the south lot for vil- lage merchants' customers. Exterior decor is dark brown and buff ivory. On the main floor is the hotel lobby featuring ceramic and carpeted flooring, uphol- stm-d furniture, vinyl cov- ering, separate reception and cashier wickets, United Store, two high-speed elevators and entrances to the cocktail lounge, ballroom, coffee shop and dining room. A Holidex system, which is connected with computers in 100 Copies S3.30 plus tax 7269 Third Ave. S. ielhbridga the U.S., can confirm reserva- tions for guests at any of the Holiday Inns in the world within seconds. Elevators can carry 19 pas- sengers each from the main floor to the ninth in only 17 seconds. An elaborately appointed ballroom can cater to 400 per- sons, or it can be divided into three rooms of 200, 100 and 100 or two rooms for 200 each or 300 and 100. Unique telescoping doors, the first ever used in a Holiday Inn, provide rooms as soundproof as one can get. The ballroom features oak panelling; vinyl walls; chande- liers, wall sconces, ceiling spot- lights and ceiling fluorescent lights with rheostats to provide any degree of lighting desired; an inlaid hardwood floor for dancing, surrounded by car- peted flooring; round and rec- tangular tables and a remov- able stage. Off the ballroom is a mod- ern, stainless steel kitchen which serves both the ballroom on the south end and the din- ing room-coffee shop on the north end. The 120-seat coffee shop-din- ing room, soon to be com- pleted, features orange, brown and gold decor and chandeliers. It looks over the north parking lot through a glass wall. The 60-seat cocktail lounge, with access off the lobby, fea- tures a cherry-finished bar with It too, is expected to be completed soon. When the elevator doors open on one of the guest room floors, a brightly colored, striped orange, brown and purple rug staggers one. Each air-conditioned hallway has ice and pop machines. Guest rooms are carpeted In I bright red, green or black-gold Healing Substance... Shrinks Piles, Checks Itch Exclusive healing substance proven to shrink hemorrhoids...and repair damaged tissue. A renowned icsearch institute has found a unique healing sub- stance with the ability to shrink hemorrhoids painlessly. It re- lieves itching and discomfort in minutes and speeds up healing of the injured, inflamed tissues. One hemarrhoKUI case- his- tory after another reported "very striking improvement." Pain, was promptly and gently relieved actual reduction or retraction And most improvement was maintained in cases where clinical observations were continued over a period of many months. Furthermore, these tests and observations were made on patients with a wide variety of hemorrhoidal condi- tions. All this was accomplished with a healing substance (Bio- Dyne) which quickly helps heal injured cells and stimulates growth of new tissuc.Bio-Dyne is offered in ointment and supposi- tory form called Preparation H. In addition to actually shrink- ing hemorrhoids, Preparation II lubricates and makes elimina- iion less painful. It helps prevent infection which is a stated came of hemorrhoids. Just ask your druggist for Preparation H Suppositories or Preparation H Ointment (with a special Satisfaction or your money refunded. Preparation pTj shag with co-ordinated furnish- ings. There's no such thing as a single bed in the Holiday Inn. !ach room has one or two double-sized beds and each has extra length. Tiled bathroom floors are electrically heated from be- leath. A bedside switch allows operation of the color television 'rom the prone position. Sliding window doors allow an unobstructed view of the city. A call boy system wakes tho guest up at the desired time. Opposite the bathroom are Hollywood mirrors with lights around the edges. Rooms will rent for for a single to for a double. A Gideon Bible is left open on the desk in every room. The Book of Mormon will also be supplied in each room. The 140 guest rooms are im- possible to break into when locked from the Inside, claims project, developer Art Batty. Other features of the hotel include a 20- by 50-foot swim- ming pool, weighing 150 tons, on the second floor. It is the first covered swim- ming pool with sundeck in a Holiday Inn. The pool has a southern exposure- Beyond the glass doors is a sundeck with live trees and bushes and a six- foot fence. Two saunas, with a capacity of 10 persons "if they are friendly and use Eight offset the carpeted pool area. The hotel also has two li- censed meeting rooms with a capacity of 25 persons each; and a board room on the ninth floor, complete with board table, bar and fridge, offset by two bedrooms. Another room is equipped for paraplegics, featuring hand rails to aid getting in and out of bed and on and off the toilet. An extra-wide bathroom door allows easy access for wheelchairs. MOKE MORE MORE MORE Several rooms have connect- ing doors. Of the 19 guest rooms per floor, comer rooms are singles, for individual guests. A doctor, dentist and chap- lain will he on call to the hotel. There is an elaborate sound system for the ballroom and entertainment lounge. Access to the 250-seat enter- tainment lounge is off the south entrance to the hotel. The lounge will offer draft and bot- tled beer and hard liquor. A small stage is provided for en- tertainment there will be no dancing. The entire complex, including the mall, is air conditioned. Value of the total complex is million, said Mr. Batty, including the million hotel, and in renova- tions in the mall. The hotel will employ 65 per- sons full-time and 35 part-time for an annual payroll of said Mr. Wilson View from ninth floor of Holiday Inn, looking north. HOME IMPROVEMENT NOW IS THE TIME TO ADD A FIBREGLASS PATIO FILON FIBREGLASS PANELS Size 26" x 96" 4 oz. 5 colours White, Mint, Yellow, Green, Blue. We will bs pleased to quote an the complete job. 4 .85 PER SHEET WEATH6R-TESTED EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT Manufactured exclusively for Advance Co. "JC White only. PER GAL..... I Excelife Fibreglass Awnings Permanent decorator colours. We will be 10 pTeaied la your windows and quote I you prioi Installed. nwning. AS LOW AS ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. 2nd.Ave. and 13fh St. S. Phone 328-3301 "Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer Since 1925" By UON CALDWELIj Herald Staff Writer CALGARY The provin- cial government will pump an extra million into educa- ion of the handicapped this year, Lou Hyndman, minister if education, announced Mon- day at the opening session of ha Alberta School Trustees' Association special meeting in Calgary. Mr. Hyndman told the 600 delegates attending the two-day meeting there will be a 40 per cent increase in the grants which the provincial govern- ment awards school boards to >ay the salaries of teachers in landicapped classes. The grant ceiling will increase from fs, KK) to a year for each eacher employed in teaching the handicapped. "This will hopefully result In more and better education for the handicapped and will en- More special education funds to be available courage a number of school1 jurisdictions to expand their special education said Mr. Hyndman. In an interview, Mr. Hynd- man said the million could be extended to million or more if there is a sudden surge of interest on the part of school boards in operating classes for the handicapped. The minister said school boards that become involved in starting or expanding social ed- ucation classes will be given money from the fund to spend as they see fit "whether it is for teachers or teacher-aides or whatever." Mr. Hyndman also announced that a review of school bus traiisportaUon is now under way with the aim of removing the "inequities which have de- veloped in this area." lie said six alternatives have been looked at, and the govern- ment has settled on developing an entirely new transportation cheme which should be ready or implementation In 1374. The details of the new plan still lave to be worked out. Commenting on the Worth Retail sales tax called for by trustees' president Trustees reject sales tax proposal school' trustees sent a resolution sup- porting implementation of a five-per-cent retail sales tax down to a crushing defeat Mon- day in the opening session of the special meeting of the Al- berta School Trustees' Associa- tion. Lethbridge public was one of the few boards that came out In favor of the resolution dur- ing the 45-minule debate. Carl Johnson, chairman of the Lethbridge board, said the sales fax is just another sourco of revenue for the province and "hopefully we will get some of the revenue to educate our chil- dren." Vern Johnson, Edmonton public school trustee, took a different point of view. "We will get the blame but we won't get the he said. Several delegates argued that it is not the job of trustees to tell the government how to raise money. "We should tell the govern- ment how much money we need and let them get it any way they said Bill Pen- rose of St. Albert. The resolution stated that a general retail sales fax would result in an estimated J114 mil- lion in annual revenue. If food and drugs were exempt, million still could be raised through a sales lax. Supporters of the motion tried unsuccessfully to sell the idea that a sales tax should be implemented to draw money from tourism. "You go anywhere else in Canada or the United Stales and you pay a sales tax, so why shouldn't they have to pay when they come said one delegate. "We support their program., through their sales tax so they should have to pay to help finance our programs." Harald Gunderson, presiden of the ASTA, was among thi, thin ranks of supporters for the motion. RECEIVES MEDAL Donald Royce Wright of Bea- zer received the Arthur D Cumming Gold Medal in the faculty of dentistry at the Uni- versity of Alberta spring con- vocation. ARE WE Canadians have ctefinlle causes? Are we really involved in such things as women's lib, op- preision of native peoples, and civil riohls? No, says Norman Hartley who conducted a survey of bookstores ond librarians to find out what we really care about. Learn what we are interested in, and how fads develop and spread. IN YOUR IETHBRIDCE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Commission Report on Educa- tional Planning, which is to be released Friday, Mr. Hyndman said he hasn'i read Uie 331-page report and doesn't know what it contains. "We will be looking for ex- tensive feedback from various e d u c a t i onal organizations. Some changes could come in the fall but I don't think any- thing major will be done as a result of the report until the spring of 1973." CALGARY The provincial government should finance edu- cation from a wide variety of sources, including a retail sales ax, Harald Gunderson, presi- dent of the Alberta School Trus- tees Association said Monday. Addressing, delegates to the first special meeting of the as- sociation since 1961, Mr. Gun- derson said the provincial gov- ernment is in an enviable posi- tion because it has more sources of revenue than either federal or municipal govern- ment's. "The provincial government has the widest taxation base. This means there are more areas for our province to tap If additional finances are requir- he said. "We favor supporting educa- tion through a combination of sources, including property tax- ation but we also urge less reli- ance on properly taxation and more reliance on general pro- vincial revenues.1 While stating that school trus- tees are aware that the public purse is not a bottomless well, Mr. Gunderson said the public is still willing to pay more for quality education. "The strong social concerns exhibited by Mrs. Al berta today show they want good education and are prepar- ed to pay for H. "They are prepared to pay when we convince them of our efficiency.' He also took a verbal polshol at the Alberta Teachers Asso- ciation, accusing it of eroding public confidence in education continually questioning the motives of the ASTA. 'I am deeply troubled at the efforts of the ATA, which seems more intent on calling [he motives of its employers into public question than in helping us form a solid wall of defence against those who are continually a 11 a c k ing the schools. That continual criticism ol school boards can only hasten the day when the public with- holds its confidence and sup- port from the schools of this province. If that sad event oc- curs it is wel on the way- children will be the losers." The ASTA president also had some unkind words for the pro- vincial government for its fail- ure to inform trustees about what kind of money they can expect to operate the schools next year. He said it is completely un- acceptable that no school board in this province knows what to expect for its dollar supply in 1973. Mr. Gunderson said educa- tors are in a dilemma because some segments of the public are demanding better educa- tion and, at the same time, cry "foul" when they are asked to pay for it. 'The people who protest high education costs arc the same ones who demand the best edu 'cation for their said Mr. Gunderson. He said education and the general public are on a colli- sion course, but the head on confrontation still can be avoid- ed if educators are successful in convincing the public that a good job is being done In tha schools. 'Bui we need to do more, to snow more about what the pub- lic is thinking so that public opinion can be tuned in and not turned he said. The special meeting was call- ed to enable trustees to their thoughts known on vari- ous educational issues before the fall session of the legisla- ture. About 30 resolutions will dealt with during the meeting, which concludes Tuesday. Johnson welcomes new grants news CALGARY Education Min- ister Lou Hyndman's announce- ment that an additional million will be made available to school boards for financing education of the handicapped was welcomed Monday by Car! Johnson, chairman of the Leth- bridge public school board. Mr. Johnson said the school board's budget has been re- strained to the limit already in this area, and any additional funds will be of great help. "I'm certain that board PHOTOGRAPHERS PORTRAIT WEDDING COMMERCIAL SAME CONVENIENT LOCATION 710 3rd Ave. S. A. E. CROSS STUDIO 328-OTll PHONES 328-0222 will be very happy that more money will be said Mr. Johnson. He said one advantage of the tact that more money is now available is that parents of handicapped children may bo encouraged to make the prob- lem known to school officials. Some parents are reluctant to ask for help because they are not sure help is available and this makes it difficult to Iden- tify children with learning problems, Mr. Johnson said. It may also mean that more handicapped children from the rural areas could be helped through special school board programs, he added. STAMPS The sale of postage stamps, postage meter settings and cash receipts at the Lethbridge post office increased from 140.64 in 1971 to in U72. car wash people Reciuce the price of your car wash- when you (ill your tanK with gasoline at a Pacific 66 Car Wash! SUPERSOniC Car Wash 1819-3 AvenueS. It's easy and convenient to drive a clean car! We honor all Cfedit cards approved by dealer before purchase including CHARGEX. We Care about you and your car k That's a promise ;