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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 - THIIITHMIDOIHIRAID - Wednesday, March 10. 1971 U of L work issue not settled Settlement has not yet been reached among University of Lethbridge construction management officials, the electricians' union and a non-union electrical contractor on the university site. Roy Berlando, Lethbridge secretary of the building construction tirades council said he had met with the group this morning, but that no agreement had been made concerning the possibility of issuing the nonunion men with special work permits. He said he was awaiting a decision from the electricians' union international office in Calgary. Mr. Berlando said he did not anticipate problems to arise again, which resulted in a one-day work stoppage by union employees of other trades working on the new university building. In the over-all labor picture, Mr. Berlando said the carpenters' local union will be meeting Sunday, March 21 to discuss a settlement proposal with the Alberta building construction contractors' association. Contracts for six trades expire April 1, and university officials are concerned that lack of settlement in the trades could force construction work on the campus to a halt Emergency meeting in Edmonton Three Lethbridge civic officials are in Edmonton today attending an emergency meeting of the executive of the Alberta Urban MunitipaMties Association. Mayor Andy Anderson, Deputy Mayor Rex Little and Finance Director Allister Find-lay are representing the city at discussions on the provincial government's announced ceiling of $38 million on grants to municipalities. The cutback in grants has caused concern in Lethbridge and elsewhere about lack of funds in the coming year. City Manager Tom Nutting told city council Monday it could mean the city might be $80,000 to $100,000 short this year. Deputy Mayor Little says the move is added evidence that the whole tax system should be restructured to give the municipalities greater control over their own financing. Open house The students and Home and School Association of Wilson Junior High School are to hold an open house Wednesday at the school from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The program will include a bake sale and tea, teacher visitations, guided tours of the school and student displays, INSURANCE  LIABILITY  BONDS  AUTO  FIRE R0SSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1911 Lower Fleer 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 GOING WELL - Thoso licence plate holders, provided by the Tourist Industry Association of Alberta, are "selling well' in the southwestern Alberta tourist zone, says Frank Smith, manager of the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta. They are available at Treasury Branches, the Lethbridge office of the Alberta Motor Association and TCASA office for $1 each. With the Alberta tartan, Alberto rose and Alberta flag, they are designed to promote tourism for the province. Profits from sales are to be split amongst the 12 tourist zones and the Alberta association for further promotion. The plate holders are to be made available in the zone through service stations and Treasury Branches. So far, they are available in Lethbridge, Pincher Creek, Fort Macleod and Claresholm. TCASA directors picked up plates for their areas Tuesday night. Illegal importation Tourist map for south progressing favorably Seven-year term on drug charge Drafting of a tourist map for southwestern Alberta is progressing favorably, the board of directors of the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta was told Tuesday night. It is expected the map folder will be presented to the board at next month's meeting for approval or additions. Th3 folder features a large map of the southwestern Alberta tourist zone. It will have 35 or more points of interest symbolized in the zone. Circle tours are to be designated for the motorist, showing what attractions can be taken in from any point in a specified time. On the reverse of the large zone map will be a city map showing the points of interest in Lethbridge. Opposite will be a map of Waterton Lakes International Park and one of Waterton Park townsite. The association is planning on printing 50,000 copies of the folder for distribution to tourists throughout the zone and as mail staffers. In other business it was indicated the directors have to get cracking on memberships. There are 125 members paid to date for 1971. Last year paid up memberships totalled 289. The association has to have its memberships into the province by the end of the month in By LARRY BENNETT Herald Staff Writer Vincent Thomas Brown of the United States was sentenced Tuesday in Lethbridge to seven years in jail for illegally importing drugs into Canada and for illegal possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Brown, a, of no fixed abode in the U.S., was found guilty when be appeared before Justice J. V. H. MUvain in Alberta Supreme Court in Lethbridge. A seven year sentence was given for importing the drugs into Canada and a concurrent two-year sentence on the marijuana charge. It was the first time the seven-year sentence (minimum for the charge) was banded out in Lethbridge. A third charge, possessing LSD for the purpose of trafficking, was dropped. Brown was taken to the Lethbridge Correctional Institution (jail) to await the transfer of the drug charges from Victoria, B.C. to Lethbridge. Brown's appearance on those charges will be made in Lethbridge. Brown, a deserter from the U.S. Army, was arrested Dec. 5 in Cardston by the RCMP, when a search of his pack revealed eight blocks of what proved to be marijuana, along with 99% orange-colored tablets which later proved to be LSD. Larry James MarcHant, 20, of Calgary, arrested Dec. 5 with Brown, offered testimony under the protection of the Canada and Alberta Evidence Act. The act, whsn asked for by the witness, allows him to answer questions which are s e 1 f-incriminating. The answers to those questions may never be used in court against him. If the witness had been an accomplice in a crime and chose to testify against the other involved person he could not be convicted on any testimony he offered while under the protection of the evidence act. Marchant testified he had first become acquainted with Brown in Victoria, B.C. Brown faces three charges there of illegal possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. The two men decided to visit the California coast for a few days. At the Blaine, Washington, border crossing, said Mar-chant, "we had difficulty crossing because we had long hair and smelled funny and they don't let long Haired people across the border without a While in California, Mar-chant said, the eight blocks of marijuana were purchased, but he could not recall if he or Brown had paid for the drugs. On their return to Canada the two decided it was unsafe for Brown to attempt to cross the border at a point of entry. Though Brown did have false identification he did not want to risk the crossing, especially with the drugs in the car, court was told. Within three miles of the Alberta-Montana boundary, near the Carway port of entry, Brown left the car and Mar-chant, and walked across the border with the blocks of marijuana and LSD tablets in a pack he carried on his back. Marchant drove to Shelby, Montana and then to the Coutts border crossing where he reentered Canada. Plans bad been made for the two to meet again in Cardston at the bus station. After crossing the border Brown stopped to ask directions from a farmer, the farmer became suspicious and notified the RCMP in Cardston. When Brown was stopped in Cardston he informed the officers he was to meet a friend at the bus station. "There is no bus station in Cardston and his actions were nervous," said one of the RCMP officers, "as we took him to be questioned he pointed out his friend's car and gave us his description." An RCMP officer said he went to the restaurant in front of which Marchant's car was parked. When he entered the restaurant he saw a man fitting the description of Marchant, sitting alone. It was Marchant. He was taken into custody. Both Marchant and Brown were taken to the RCMP detachment in Cardston. Brown was charged with illegally importing drugs into Canada, illegal possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and illegal possession of LSD for the purpose of trafficking. Marchant was charged with the illegal possession of marijuana. Marchant is scheduled to appear in Lethbridge magistrate's court March 15 to face the drug charges made against him when he was arrested with Brown. Before he left the Lethbridge court room, Tuesday, after he was sentenced Brown told the court: "Your honor I would like to say, it is not really relevant and it is sort of difficult for me not to speak in anger, but once again you won der why so many young adults go to drugs, and once again you have shown why, because maybe the laws of your society show no mercy. Show no feeling! Maybe because the people in your society have lost their ability for compassion, and before you are going to do anything about the problem of drugs you are going to have to solve these problems." LITTLE PEOPLE Laplanders of northern Europe are that continent's smallest people. Dance winner fails to gain medal Marathon session at festival Trade meeting The Canadian Imports Association Inc. will hold a World of Trade conference in Toronto March 24. Registration for the one day conference is $2. Additional information is available by telephoning the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce office at 327-1586. order to qualify for matching grants. The board regretfully accepted the resignation of Sven Ericksen. B e r n i c e Costanzo was appointed a director for the city succeeding A. L. H. Somerville. Ted Brule was appointed a director for Pincher Creek, succeeding Charlie Wood. One city director is required to occupy the seat formerly held by Mr. Ericksen. Dr. John Neal, association first vice-president, was named chairman of the budget committee for 1972. The province has said it wruts tourist association budgets for 1972 by Oct. 1 of this year in order to review the programs, discuss them and have ample time to prepare its own budget. The board was also informed the province might be interested in staffing border crossing information centres. There are three such crossings in this zone. A new system of provincial financing in the 12 tourist zones has left the zones in the 301 bulls entered The annual Lethbridge spring purebred bull sale will be held at the Exhibition Pavilion April 1 and 2. The exhibition office has recently completed details of the sale, and has mailed nearly 700 sale brochures to consignors and buyers over the past few weeks. There are 301 bulls entered in the sale, the same number as were entered in 1970. The number includes 112 Here-fords and 89 Aberdeen Angus bulls, all from Alberta breeders. awkward position of not know ing where they stand. After  lengthy discussion on grant! the TCASA board decided they would just have to waft until April 1 to see how the new program works and what the zone's grants will be. Water system analysis planned An analysis of the city's water system is to be undertaken and the building of a water reservoir in the northeast part of the city delayed until the study is completed. The study'is to be done by a qualified engineering firm specializing in the hydraulics field. Some $780,000 has been set aside in the capital budget for the reservoir and feeder main. The facilities have been planned to meet deficiencies in the water distribution system during times of maximum demand. City Manager Tom Nutting has recommended that the reservoir be delayed because it may not be the best answer to the problem of meeting the demand for water. City council lias approved the study, which would cost an estimated $15,000 More city news on page 19 By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer The Yates Memorial Centre underwent the first day Tuesday of its annual invasion by dancers, teachers, adjudicators, committee members and visitors involved in the Alberta Dance Festival. The festival, sponsored by the Lethbridge Ballet Auxiliary and the Lethbridge Gyro Club, is experimenting this ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING Lethbridge Community Chest UNITED APPEAL WED., MARCH 17th 8:00 P.M. Canadian Red Cross Building 1120 7th Avenue S. AGENDA: 1. President's report 2. Campaign Chairman's Report 3. Auditor's Report 4. Election of Directors 5. Appointment of an Auditor 6. Any other relevant items of business that may be brought before the meeting. 7. United Appeal Film NOTE: Financial statement available to all 16 Aatncics. Any contributor of th� United Appeal it a member, has voting privileges and should attend to get the focli. year with use only of the Yates. This is in contrast to previous years when three city centres were employed for competitions in ballet, Highland and Irish, and tap and stage dancing. The schedule set by the festival committee indicated the 211 classes would run late into the evenings, and opening sessions Tuesday proved to be no exception. Thirty-two classes in tap, stage, Highland and Irish dancing began at 8 a.m. and the concluding adjudication terminated about 11:40 p.m.- a lengthy close to 16-hour day for all concerned. The non-ballet classes usually amount to a seesaw battle between students of Edmonton and Calgary teachers. (Of the 38 teachers represented in the five-day festival, 30 are from these two cities.) But Tuesday was clearly Edmonton's day for high marks. Top mark went to Myrna Lecky of Edmonton, a consistent winner in previous festivals. Miss Lecky, dancing in the solo tap class for contestants 13-14 years of age, received an 87 from adjudicator Brian Foley - but was not awarded a first - place gold medal or first place in the class. Mr. Foley announced he had taught Miss Lecky the dance routine during summer school last year and although her performance had "improved 100 per cent," he deemed it unfair for the competitor to be presented with a medal. The dance bad "70 per cent of the things I'm looking for because I taught her." Instead first place in the class went to Collette Hrynew on Edmonton, who received a noteworthy 85. Among the other 17 tap and stage classes, Steffi Skrzypc-zak of Edmonton came within a hair breadth of Miss Lecky's mark for her performance in the solo jazz class for competitors nine to 10 years. Miss Skrzypczak, praised for her "dynamic" presentation, received an 86. In the 14 Highland and Irish classes, the day's top mark of 85 was awarded to two Edmonton girls in two different classes. Adjudicator Sandra Bald Jones gave the mark to Kathy McKenzie for her performance in the Highland Fling class for dancers nine to 10 years; and to Joanne Nicholson for her appearance in the Highland National class for students 11-12 years. Both girls won praise for their dancing in classes which featured 16 or more competitors. The closest marks of the day were given in the Irish jig class for students nine to 10 years. Adjudicator Jones awarded a winning mark of 83 to Karen Joanne McMullan; an 82%, to Duncan Cox; and an 82, to third-place finisher Judy Lynn Turin. All are from Calgary. One trophy which will not be awarded this year is the Aos Trophy, given annually for the highest mark in the Highland National class for students six years and under. None of the four competitors, who danced Tuesday, received the necessary mark of 80 for a first place. All sessions in the festival, which concludes Saturday, are open to the public. Wednesday evening's events will again feature alternation of Highland and Irish, beginning at 6 " p.m., and tap and stage, starting at 8:30. Thursday morning at 8 a.m., the first classes in ballet will be held and will alternate throughout the day with the non-ballet classes. About 900 entries have been registered for the festival. Dance festival results on page 30. NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY OUR NEW STORE HOURS Will be as follows: MONDAY AND TUESDAY - 10:00 a.m.-5.30 p.m. WEDNESDAY-10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY-10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. SATURDAY-9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Statutory Grape Boutique 325 7th St. S. 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