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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta PLANNING A TRIP? For All Travel Arrangements, Accomodation and Passports CONTACT ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Conlro Village - Phono 338-3201 or 328-8184 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, March 2, 1971 * PAGES 9 TO 20 It'* a GREAT CAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITI (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 DARWIN WALKINGS HAW Kinsmen award presented Darwin Walkingshaw formerly of Lethbridge, was awarded the Harvey Green-way Merit Trophy for the most outstanding Kinsman of 1969--1970, at Friday's 33rd Anniversary dinner. The recipient of the award is chosen by a committee of five Kinsmen, usually past trophy winners. Selection is based on the nominee's character, conduct and activities during current and past years as exemplary of the aims and objectives of Kinsmenship. The award was first presented in 1949. Previous winners include Joe Lakie, 1949; Mor-ley Tanner, 1957; Bob Parkyn, 19S9; Bert Eccles, 1961; Rex Little, 1965 and Jim Wallace, 1969. Mr. Walkingshaw, an employee of Alberta Government Telephones, was recently transferred to Edmonton. Optometrists to meet in Edmonton The Alberta Optometric Association will hold its- 51st annual convention March 6-9 in the Holiday Inn in Edmonton. Dr. W. L. Mitson of Leth-bridge, retiring president of the association, said the educational courses presented during the convention will enable each particpating optometrist to receive full credit for the 12-hour post graduate studies required in 1971. Time adds Medicine Hat to service Time Airways Ltd., with headquarters in Lethbridge, has rec e I v e d authorization from the Canadian Transport Commission to include Medicine Hat in its commercial air service. Time now serves Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. Time has been operating two flights daily in and out of Medicine Hat on a temporary licence. Traffic has been steadily increasing on the Medicine Hat flight wihch is served by a Cessna eight - passenger craft, a company spokesman said. No immediate schedule changes are planned now that a permanent licence has been approved. The air transport committee said in an order announced today that it is satisfied present and future public convenience and necessity required grant-ting of the application. Interr vention was filed by Pacific Western Airlines Ltd. and Mel Air Ltd. University journal out April 1 A University of Lethbridge Journal of poetry short stories and photographs is expected to be released April 1, one month later than originally planned. The first major creative publication by the university, it is being organized by a committee of six faculty members, headed by Martin Oordt, assistant professor of English. Editing of copy was to start Monday. However, Mr. Oordt said submissions would con' tinue to be accepted within the next several days. The publication was initially to deal with a general theme, The Student in the University, but the theme concept has since been waived, and material is welcomed on any subject. Submissions have been received from students and faculty. Mr. Oordt said the journal is open to works from community members, although none has yet been received. The journal is backed by an $800 grant from the U of L students' society council and the administration. The number of items accepted by the committee will dictate the size of the book. McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. KODAK INSTAMATIC CAMERAS AT SPECIAL CLEARANCE PRICES!  MODEL 134 COLOR OUTFIT With meter warning system. 4A AC Regular 36.50. CLEARANCE PRICE ........OX.TJ  MODEL 174 COLOR OUTFIT Features spring motor winding. t%M AF Regular 38.95. CLEARANCE PRICE.......... Also Those Other Name Brand Cameras At Clearance Prices!  AROUS INSTANT LOAD 164 COLOR OUTFITI Regular 20.00. | J A( CLEARANCE PRICE ...................... -with case (regular 27,00) Clearance Price .... 18.75  KEYSTONE MODEL 225 Featuring electric eye. A] n[ Regular Price 29.95. CLEARANCE PRICE ........* � �~3 Check The Specials On Our Drug Sundry Display Stand ALL Vs OFF! WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE iDn4 McCREADY-BAINES A*XPL PHARMACY LTD. mniT 614 ^ ^ ^ lethbr|t,8e CALL 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY Permits value ahead of 1970 CAR-TRAIN COLLISION - John Sylvester McMahon of Lethbridge received minor undetermined injuries this morning when the car he was driving was in- collision with a CP Rail freight train at the crossing on Highway 4, two miles east of the Greenacres Drive-In Theatre. The mishap occurred about 9:25 a.m. The car, a late model station wagon, apparently collided with the front unit of the train. McMahon was taken to St. Michael's Hospital by RCMP. An ambulance was called to the scene but apparently was not required. Damage to the car is estimated at $2,000. Damage to the train - $50. Mr. McMahon is managr of Service Master - carpet and upholstery cleaning of Lethbridge. - Photo by Bryan Wilson Recycling for pollution control topic of public meeting tonight Recycling of various waste products in Lethbridge, as a contribution to both pollution control and preservation of natural resources will be the subject of a special meeting tonight at 8 p.m. in the Bowman Arts Centre. The meeting is open to the public, and offers a firm basis for what the individual and the family can do to fight pollution of the environment. Sponsors are Pollution Control - Southern Alberta. An average family of five No rush reported for licence plates The sale of motor vehicle licence plates in the city was reported as slow and very quiet this morning by both the motor vehicles branch and the Alberta Motor Association. Jack Terliske of the city was the first to purchase his plates at the AMA and Stanley Sproul, also of the city, was the first to obtain his plates at the motor vehicles branch. It is thought the inclement weather Monday was responsible for the lower sales. Both establisments reported groups waiting at the doors Monday morning. There were three persons in front of the AMA as early as 7 a.m. When the doors opened 25 persons poured in at 8 a.m. The AMA has more than five tons of licence plates available for members. Following is a list of some of the plates sold by both estab- LTD. R. AKR0YD PLUMBING - HEATING and GASFITTING 2634 21st Ave. S. For New Installations and Alterations Phone 328-2106 FREE ESTIMATES lishments Monday with first-day figures for last year in brackets: passenger, 891 (1,-028); farm, 115 (335); X, 72 (96); motorcycle, 27 (23); trailer, 84 (111). Licence plates this year are dark green with reflective white letters and numbers. Deadline for obtaining 1971 licence plates is April 30. Motorists are urged to buy their plates early to avoid the lineups which occur closer to the deadline period. Licence plate holders provided by the Alberta Tourist Association are available at $1 each at the AMA, Treasury Branches, and Alberta tourist centres. The metal holders are on a background of Alberta tartan. The lower left corner has the Alberta rose and the lower right the Alberta flag. The top of the plate holders has reflectorized white letters advising: "Drive carefully - make every day 'Safe Driving Day.' " "Holiday in Alberta" is the advice offered on the bottom of the holders. Proceeds from the sale of the holders will be split equally between the 12 tourist zones in the province and the ATA to further tourist promotion. IIUUTE UFFLER INSTALLATIONS 509 6th Ave. S. - Phone 328-8134 MUFFLER If you give us $5.99 to install our muffler on your car, we will sell you our muffler for lc. This applies to 1954-64 FORD, DODGE and CHEVROLET 6 CYLINDER AND SMALL V-8-SINGLE EXHAUST EFFECTIVE MARCH 2, 3, 4. creates 75 to 100 pounds of garbage a week, in table and cooking scraps, bags and other containers, and general organic household debris. The same family produces 50 to 70 pounds of raw sewage every week. In addition, several hundred pounds of waste can be attributed to each family from the food processing industry in production of food the family eats. The result is that while the world's population gets hungrier and hungrier, in Canada and the United States about 10,000 calories of natural energy is spent for every 2,500 calories people eat - a wasteful proposition. Ecologists say that at the rate human beings are using up the world's natural resources there will not be enough raw material to feed and house the earth's population within 50 years. Recycling of waste products has been gaining ground in recent years as an effective way of avoiding some of these dangers, and recycling can be done on an individual basis, a community basis or a provincial, national and intern a t i o nal basis. Speakers this evening will include Sylvia Campbell, discussing what the individual can do in recycling; Fran Schultz, discussing how recycling can and should be organized on a city-wide basis, with actual city support; and Jim Wilson, discussing what has been done in recycling waste materials in other cities and countries. Moderator for the meeting will be Ted Wilson, Lethbridge weather office meteorologist. Following the panel presentations, the meeting will be brok- OUR OSCAR "Parking meters downtown- BAH. I got the bandit loaded and I still get a ticket." COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 09 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 en into smaller groups which will each discuss a specific project which could be quickly implemented in Lethbridge to foster and encourage recycling. Cash advance on tax refund not used here A check of several local firms, tax accountants and the chamber of commerce indicated the advance on tax refunds plan is not being used in Lethbridge. A Calgary welfare rights group has accused some firms offering cash in advance on known income tax refunds, of taking advantage of the poor. John McNamara, chairman of local 101 of the Calgary Wei fare Rights Association, said "needy" people take their T-4 forms to firms because they cannot afford to wait for government refunds. The taxpayer agrees to give the firm his refund in return for immediate cash in an amount less than the refund. He said the amount paid the taxpayer is sometimes as little as one-third to one-half of the refund. "Unless the client is a good talker and determined, he will get the least return on his tax refund that these firms can get away with," he said. The firms are apparently operating within thle law, Mr. McNamara said, but their operation would be controlled if governments and the public were aware of the situation. The value of building permits in Lethbridge is running well ahead of last year. Permits totalling $1,200,000 were issued at city hall in February, compared with only $654,000 in the same month last year. The total for the first two months of 1971 stands at $1,-700,000, about double the 1970 figure of $800,400. Last year, which ended with a record total of $27,600,000, started out with only $147,000 for January, compared with $508,000 this year. The actual number of permits for February this year was down somewhat from last year-to 61 from 64-despite this year's higher total. Apartment blocks, six of them, made the biggest single contribution. The $808,000 in this category came from three major developments and three smaller ones. The largest was a $225,'l,0 permit to G. R. McLean for a 30-suite block at 1607 Scenic Heights. Two 24-suite apartments are being built at 1611 and 1615 Scenic Heights by Martin Developments; permits for these totalled $426,000. Fiorino Homes Ltd. took out a $65,000 permit for a six-suite apartment at 2711 Scenic Drive. Henry Homes Ltd. $12,-000 worth of permits for foundation work for three four-suite apartments at 236 North Mayor Magrath Drive. Smith Bros, and Wilson took out an $80,000 permit for four additional units on a high-rise being built at 2201 32nd St. S. Alf Fazio, president of the Lethbridge Housebuilders Association, recently predicted a surplus of apartments in the city if the current pace of building is maintained. He forecast a swing back to single-family units, in line with a national trend. The trend apparently has not yet hit Lethbridge; single-family units accounted for only $166,000 in February, compared with $530,000 in the same period last year. There was no apartment building in the city in February last year; this year apartment construction was more than four tomes that of single-family units in terms of total value. The only other major permit taken out in February was one for,. $102,000 for a moving .and storage terminal for L and W Moving. The terminal is being built at 3510 5th Ave. N. There was also a total of 29 permits taken out for additions or alterations to residences. Of these, 21 were listed as being for work to be done in basements, including rumpus rooms, additional bedrooms and kitchens. The city's building department is now acting on instructions from the city manager to keep an eye on such renovations. Where applicable, permits are stamped with a warning that renovations are to be used only by the family living in the house and must not be rented out as a basement suite. Follow-up inspections may be carried out by the development officer to see that the regulations are complied with. Magazine editor Robert K. Depner of Lethbridge has been named editor of the Technometer, a quarterly magazine published by engineering and architecture students at Washington State University at Pullman Washington. CLC SPEAKER - George. Home, director for the Canadian Labor Congress, will address a public meeting in the Labor Club Thursday at 8 p.m. His theme will be the federal government white paper on taxation. Mr. Home will also be the speaker at the wind - np banquet Saturday. He was invited to the city by the Lethbridge and District Labor Council, sponsor of a three-day educa t i o n institute, Thursday through Saturday. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. PHONE 327-2822 It's Here Now . . , The New 1971 Yamaha 100 LI The top contender in the lOOcc class with its new parallel twin carburetors for instant response and higher acceleration. A 2 stroke parallel twin with 9.7 h.p. powered through a 5 speed gearbox. See the complete 1971 Yamaha Line Available Now! YAMAHA CYCLE SALES & SERVICE Located Under the Water Tower Phone 328-6977 ADVANCE SELF-STORING ALUMINUM WINDOWS # Amazing strength and quality at low cost. # Glass and screen panels easily removed from inside. # Each window is custom made to fit all openings. You will not have any further painting problems. f> The finest aluminum windows you can buy. .00 AS LOW AS 21 We Will Be Pleased To Measure Your Windows And Quote You Prices Installed. ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. CORNER 13TH ST. and 2ND AVE. S. PHONE 328-3301 "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 1925" ;