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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL PRESENTS FREE TRAVEL DISPLAY - SCENIC MOVIES ON BRITAIN AND EUROPE Thursday, Friday, Saturday - Mar. 18�h, 19th, 20th 1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Centre Viltaga - Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184 West End The LetKbtridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, March 13, 1971 PAGES 15 TO 30 lt'( a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITI 1 (Special Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 170S M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 THE LETHBRIDGE ARENA ... THE RAGING BLAZE AT ITS HEIGHT -Bryan Wilson Photo Police investigating Drugs slipped into food of five students Five Letbbridgfi students have become recent victims of an unlortunate form of ding abuse. Dr. C. D. Stewart, president of the Lethbridge Community College, and Dr. Sam Smitii, president of the University of Lethbridge, said at a joint news conference Friday the five students, all from the university and college, had apparently had drugs of some sort placed in sometliing they had eaten. Dr. Smith said that while the actual circumstances were not clear at the present time, there was no doubt the drugs had AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES been involuntarily ingested. According to Dr. Stewart, the first incident occurred several weeks ago and probably was related to a sugar cube from the college's food services. A urinalysis Monday had confirmed that the' studient, a girl, had been given LSD, he said. Since then there have been four more cases. Tliree girls were taken to hospital Wednesday after having taken what was thought to be "speed." All thriee had been drinking soft drinlts and it was thought the drug may have been dropped in their drinks. Dr. Stewart said two of the girls were released the same day, but he was not sure about the condition of the t'hird. The final incident, again hi-volving a female student, occurred Friday. The student was taken to hospital, Dr. Stewart said, but there was no information as to the nature of the drug or the girl's condition. Following the last incident an assembly of students, staff and faculty was called to inform everyone of the situation. Dr. Smith said that while he did not want to cause undue concern or panic he felt it was best that those concerned should know as much as possible about what was happening on the campus. Dr. Stewart added that making the situation public was an important step in controlling it. In addition, steps bad been taken in the college's food services department to elinunate as much as possible any recurrences. Bulk sugar and im-wrapped sugar cubes, for example, have been removed. Francis Chaplin to play March 15 see us for fast, expert PHOTO INISHtHS If Anglo Distributors Stereo & Photographic Centre 419 5th Street South Phone 328-6922 SST K I ^ mmmm WEEKEND SPECIAL FAMILY DINNER FOR 2 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN  ChiclhbrMi� _ irmiiiuiiiiiiir' 328-7411 Landmark destroyed in two hours City arena is in ruins but history lives on By RON WATMOUGH Herald City Editor The home of 49 years of Lethbridge sports history disappeared Friday ni^t in a raging inferno. The cheers of victory and silence of defeat of hundreds of thousands of spectators over the years, were drowned out in 90 minutes of roarmg, crackling flames. The blaze which destroyed the 49 - year - old Lethbridge Arena broke out at 10:30 p.m. Friday. Within two hours the structui-fi was in smouldering ruins. The fire, almost poetically, came at the 19-second mark of the thu-d period in a junior hockey game between the Lethbridge Sugar Kings and the Edmonton Maple Leafs. The Kings were behind 2-1. The third period of the game will be played in Taber tonight at 8 o'clock. The arena was home-ice for some of the most memorable games in the annals of Alberta hockey history. During the pre-SeCond World War years, the Lethbridge Maple Leafs were a senior power, featuring such names as Bob Kirkpatrick, Kenny Stewart, Andy Young, Pete Slo-bodian, Garth Boesch, Mel Lunde and others'. In later years it was the home of the Lethbridge Native Sons junior team which produced such players as Eddie Dorohoy, Bill Ramsden, Guyle Fielder, Earl Ingairfield, Vio Stasiuk and a dozen others. In recent years it has been headquarters for the Lethbridge Sugar Kings. The Lethbridge Kinsmen played in an intermediate hockey league in the early years of the arena. The Lethbridge Maple Leafs senior club played in an Alberta loop during the 1937 to the early 1940's period. Mi'lk River businessman Her-man Thole bought (he arena from the city in 1937 for $18,-000. It was enlarged and the artificial ice put in for the senior league play. A group of busin.essmen bought the arena in 1940. It was later sold to Sicks' Lethbridge Brewery. The city took over operations of the arena again in 1959, and in 1963, bought the arena back for $47,-500. A major renovation was given the faciUties in 1965-including an entire new front, new concession and washrooms and pamting-at a cost of $171,' 000. Additional changes were planned for the arena. The city's 1975 budget estimates listed $105,000 to be spent - with some $65,000 for concrete bleachers and $40,000 for dressing rooms and conces-sion alterations. . No estimate has been given on the replacement cost of the arena. No word has been given on whether it will be replaced. Bill Brown, director of the city's parks and recreation de* partmjent, said Saturday some announcement will likely be made early next week. The city has recently been considering its need for additional ice facilities. Some possibility of a new facihty at the Lethbridge Exliibition grounds has been "on the dra^ving board" for the past couple of years. Slate elected John Howard sets goals for the year Frank Harper, a researcher at the Lethbridge Research Station, was re-elected president of the John Howard Society Lethbridge branch Friday. Dick Cook, a field officer witli the Veterans' Land Administration was elected to the newly-created position of vice-chairman, and Earl Ross, purchasing agent for Baalim Wholesale Ltd., was elected treasurer of the society. Mr. Harper said the two major goals of the society for 1971 will be to "increase our income to match our needs," and to develop the existing volunteer progrL-A. "We're planning to run a course this fall for framing more voliuiteers to carry on some of our counselling work and other work with former prisoners," he said. He said the society also elected 15 directors. The large number is designed to encourage community involvement in its work and to make workers available through a greater cross-section of the city. Directors elected are: Dr. R. A. Bainborough, Mrs. Jean Block, Mrs. PhiUlp Butterfield, E. W. K. Elliott, Father E. B. Field, Mrs. D. R. Graham, G. J. Haibeck, L. C. Halmrast; Mrs. I. Ichikawa, Peter Let-kemann, W. G. Olafson, T. Schimmel, D. K. Walker, R. W. Williams and Mrs. L. A. Wiley. Honorary chairman is Todd Haibeck, and past chairman is Judge F. T. O'Byme. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic LACK DENTAL LAB lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. _PHONE 327-2822 i^fSSff^ COMPLETE AIR CONDITIONING FEDOR'S REFRIGERATION Ph. 327-5816 C & A Sheet Metal Ph. 328-5973 Automotive Franchise Opportunity For An Exclusive Automotive Product For Soutiiern Alberta. Write Box 38, Lethbridge Herald TOP SALESMAN OF THE MONTH �iiiil KEN UNCASTER We ore pleased to on-nounce that Ken Lancaster woj our top salesman for the month of February. Ken Is consistently on� of our top sales representatives. Our congratulations are extended to Ken on this achievement. FLEMING MOTORS Corner 1st Ave. and 7th St. S. Phone 327-1591 mmm MEN'S CLOTHES OPENING SOON! -With a- Completely New Look and Brand New Stock "Every single piece of merchandise which was In the store at the time of the fire has been sold and shipped to a salvage firm in Toronto". Watch for the Opening Date announced soon! 321-7th ST. SOUTH LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA PHONE 327-2073 WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE "IF YOU HAVE A ROLLEI -YOU HAVE EVERYTHING" That We Have Been Selected To Handle The Rollei Line Of Cameras In This Area Now With Expanded Products, Including- 35 mm and Movie Cameras, Slide Projectors And Electronic Flashes Sea Them Now at- = CROSS "pl^^ugrctpkyj JZil Lethbridge 327-2673 - Taber 223-2402 5444 ;