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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta J2 1HE tnHBRIDCE HERALD Tuesday, Moreh 13, 1973 United Appeal to change name A proposal to change the name of the Lcthbridge Com- munity Chest and United Appeal to Lclhbridge United Way mil be presented to the annual pub- lic meeting of tho Appeal Wed- nesday. Community Chest executive director Allan Purvis said Mon- day the name change would be "keeping up with the t i m e s" and could result in savings of several hundred dollars in cam- paign literature expenses. "By 'using the United Way name we could cash in on the mass campaign literature put out in Eastern Canada head- quarters, instead of having to print most ot our own mater- he explained. It also emphasizes the con- cept of the United Appeal, lie said. "That concept is changing from just fund raising to unilec' social planning." The annual meeting day at p.m. at the Cann dia'n Red Cross Building, 1120 7th Ave. S., will hear reports from the president, and cam paign chairman and will include election ot six new directors. The campaign last year rais- ed more than for 1 member agencies. No officia objective had been announce after the campaign had failec to reach its objective for th three previous years, but it sue ceeded in raising some more than the 1971 total. The objective is usually d' cided about, llie end of May' after Hie Community Chesl bud- gel commitetc has sat down with the member agencies and discussed their needs. Mr. Purvis said be didn't link there would be any change i the number of member agon- ,es tlu's year. Some groups ave dropped out in previous ears Iwcause Ihey felt they -ould do better with their own und raising drives. "We'll have lo show a sus- ained increase for a few years efore we can start attracting lew members, Mr. Purvis ad- mitted. Six people have been nomin- ited so far for the Um'led Ap- board of directors, They ire Eric Plausleirner, Norm Jeisbrccht, Howard Yanosik, Ron Sakamoto, Dorothy Bechel md Elaine Bartel. Five new directors are elect- ed each year for three year terms to the 15-membcr board, but a sixth will be chosen this year because one director has relired early for heallh rea- sons. Mr. Purvis said attendance at the last tiiree annual meet ings has been around 40, am comprises usually people from the member agencies and othe "interested individuals." The meeting is open to any one and any contributor to the United Appeal has voting privi- leges. Expropriation proceedings launched against Shell The city solicitor has been in- structed to begin expropriation proceedings against Shell Oil Canada Ltd. for three lots on the northwest corner of 5th Ave. and 5th St. S. in the downtown redevelopment area. Ownership rf the property is in dispute with Shell Oil and P. M. Hoot Enterprises in- volved, John Hammond, city solicitor told city council Mon- day. Council decided not to wait until that dispute is settled be- fore taking action to sec ownership of tile land. Mr. Hammond was 100 Copies plus tax thorhed lo offer for the property. Another piece of property in he redevelcpmenl area, owned by Central Alberta Dairy Pool, will bo bought by Ihe cily for The agreement was approved by council clearing the way for a move out ot Ihe area by the Dairy Pool and bringing Ihe city another step closer to own- ing all Ihe land in Ihe area. The city plans lo have own- ership of Ihe land and have ex- isling owners off Ihe property by Nov. 15 lo make way for the development cf a shopping complex and government office huiiding by Woodward Stores Ltd. and the province. City council amends hours bylaw again By ANDY OGLE Herald Slaff Wriler "I hope this is Ihe last lime we ever see this bylaw" Aid. Vera Ferguson remarked as city council approved an amendment to tha business hours bylaw Monday. Only Aid. Ferguson, with Aid. Vaughan Hembroft ab- staining, voted against the amendment which increases from. to square feet the floor area for confection- eries allowed lo stay open from 7 a.m. fo midnight daily. "I'm. gelling tired of this merry-go-round." said Aid. Fer- guson, and added: "I'm not pre- pared to amend the bylaw ev- ery time sonw store comes cry- ing to us." The floor area amendment was proposed after Currie Foods Ud. complained tliat it would be forced out of business it it was restricled to tlte same hours as supermarkets under an amendment passed by coun- cil in February. Deputy Mayor Cam Barnes said another store, ICrol's Grocery North, was in the same position. That amendment restricted grocery stores larger than square feet to hours of 8 a.m. to fi p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and Information centre okayed WALTER KERBER phclo My favorite Daphne Baraton, 5, of Fernie, gazes at her favorils photo Photographers meet here A citizens' information cen- tre to serve as a clearing house of information to the public and social service agencies will be established at city hall. The information centre pro- was contained in the com- nunity services department so- ial sendees program and bud- get approved by city council tlonday. AW. Vera Ferguson question- ed the need for such a centre, saying it was not new and that she doubted the requests for In- ornvalion from cily hall not al- ready being mel were llial nu- merous. A similar proposal called AID had been rejected by city coun- cil about two years ago. Community services director Bob Bartlctt explained that be- tides providing information to ths public, the centre would serve as a communications cen- tre for social planning involv- ing the numerous agencies in the centre would Family counselling and lie education, An expenditure of on the birth control and informa tlon centre had earlier been ap- proved by council, while for the youth centre program deferred for "further clari fication of the project." a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 'riday. llie hours bylaw, in one orm or another, has been the ubject of continuing debate In ouncil chambers off and on for soarly the past two years. Aid. Barnes called Ha very, workable bylaw and one that, jolh the big and small busi-' lessman can live with, but said ,700 square feet was loo small' an area to begin with. He said there was nothing, jtopping llie smaller stores rom getting bigger. "I'd like to- see the little guys get >ecome their own Aid. Vera Ferguson 'Not everyone wants fo be "If we open the door to this, where will il all end she asked. Council tad before it a let- ter from the solicitor for 27 in- dependent grocers, protesting, tho amendment because, would force the smill con- venience type store in the fecu'onery category to compete with stores selling fresh fruit-; and vegetables and meat. AH. Hembroff, a proponent.; in previous discussions of un- restricted hours, ruled himself> out of Monday night's debate. saying he had previously as solicitor for one person now- affected by the particular area' under discussion and was there- fore in a conflict situation. of interest City involved in school plan that area. He said Bow Island historic site Eow Island has been declar- ed a historic site by the pro- vincial museum and archives. A sign will be erected near Eow Island esplainng the de- velopment of the natural gas 3269 TfijrcJ Ave. S leffifaridga industry in the region. Professional photographers from across Canada and vari- ous parts of the U.S. are sched- uled to attend the annual semi- nar of the Alberta Professional Phot ographcrs Associa- tion being held at the Holiday Inn in Lcthbridge this week- end. It is file first time the APPA has held an annual semi- nar in Lethbridge. Activities will include judg- ing of members1 prints Salur- day afternoon, show opening Sunday morning and provincial awards banquet Sunday night. There will be speakers from Minnesota, Montana, New York and New Brunswick. Members attending the semi- nar will tour the A. E. Cross Studio, De .Tourdan's Studio Ltd. and Terry Bland Photog- raphy Ltd. studios. A display of 134 prints by the Professional Photographers of Canada has been established on the main floor of Eaton's store. The prints will be on display until late Friday when they will be moved to the Holiday Inn. probably be operated from one of Ihs "nooks and crannies" in city hall and t the main staff person would come from within city hall staff. A total social services bud- get of about involving seven programs was approved unanimously by council, subject to provincial government ap- proval. Tiio province pays 80 per cent of the program costs. Included in the program brought to council by the com- munity services advisory com- millee were: Citizens' information cen- tre, Pre-school services, 000 Golden Mile senior citizens centre, Meals on wheels, Homemakers service, 308 A proposal for the ciiy to be- come financially involved in renovations to Gilbert Patter- son School for Joint community school use was passed by city council Monday. The commitment to spend about one-third of the total cost of the project, came after a resolution by Aid. Vera Ferguson to reject the proposal came to a tie vote, effectively defeating it. Aid. Ferguson suggested the cily already has a heavy in- vestment planned hi recreation facilities for the 1975 Canada Winter Games and shouldn't build just another gym for bas- ketball at the school. Bob Bartlett, community ser- vices director, countered thai the dty's contribution wxilt provide for more than a basket- ball floor and would go toward facilities wliieh would establish a family community a the school. AW. Tom Ferguson backet the proposal saying the idea is "a thin edge on the wedge of community involvement." People have been advocating etting more than Just five ays a week use out of schools or many years and this was a hance to see if llie concept would work, lie said. "If it works here, it will work elsewhere in the city." Aid. Ferguson hinted that urther community involvement n the use of schools could come later this year with a rec- ommendation from the library board that branch libraries be moved into the schools. Deputy Mayor Cam Barnes, who is substituting for vacation- rig Mayor Andy Anderson, said tha thought of the school becoming a youth centre made him "very nervous." Mr. Barlleit assured Aid. Barnes the idea was to provide a family centre not restricted to use by youths. When the resolution to accept the proposal came fo a vote, Aid. Barnes switched sides on the issue to vote with Aldermen Steve Kotch, Vaughan Hem- broff, Bill Kergan and Tom Ferguson in favor. Aldermen Vera Ferguson, Ed Bastedo and Chick Chichester were op- posed. WITH A HOME SPA DO-IT-YOURSELF PACKAGE BUILD A POPULAR FAMILY SIZE SAUNA THIS HE-55 DEIUXE PACKAGE: Model HE-55, Eloclri Heoier. Model CR-1 Control Unit. Wooden" Sauna Pail. Ladio Sauna thermometer Vapor proof, seal-light light fixture. Non-glare wooden light shade Head rest Bar of saL-na soap. User's instruction for above products. PLUS 16 PAGE ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET ENTITLED "HOW TO RU1LD YOUR OWN SAUNA" All THIS FOR ONLY If you would prefer that we complete the total job for you, wo will be pleased to give you a free estimate. DVANCE Lumber Co. Ltd. 2nd AVE. ond 13th ST. S. PHONE 328-3301 "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 1925" Council briefs New city hall to be considered A request from the city man- ager Lhat arciiitecls be instruct- ed to design either a ma- jor addition to city hali or a new city hall will be consider- ed by city council at a special meeting next Monday. The request came Monday after City Manager Tom Nut- ting told council the courthouse at 4th Ave. and llth St. will not be made available lo the cily so the building cannol be used in plans for cily hall office space. A tentative capital budget approved by council earlier this year included a expen- diture for purchase and renova- tion of the court house for city use. A council commitlce will like- ly be formed nexl week to look at the various alternatives, in- cluding city hall expansion, ren- tal space for Uie commu- nity services department and new city hall. At nest Monday's meeting, council will also consider a pro- posal for the city to have the houses in (he block south of the new library site removed. Deputy Mayor Cam Barnes brought (he mailer up saying the cily's finance direclor has been having difficulty collect- ing rents from lenants in the city-owned houses. Mr. Nutting said the houses are more of a nuisance than a benefit to the city. He said Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation hi approver! Ihe site for a high- rise senior citizen's home and that if the property was clear- ed Ihe project cotild get under- way as scon as all Ihe details have been approved. The houses are on 8th St. be- tween 5th and 6th Ave. S. and on 6th Ave. between 8th and Dili St. S. The city solicitor will adver- tise for residents who wish to serve on the landlord-lenant ad- visory board. A report from the council nominating committee recom- mending persons to serve on the board was to have been pre- sented to council hut the com- mittee failed to meet. The bylaw would also provide lor the appointment of specla constables to check on such things as tarpaulins on truck! carrying garbage to the land fill site and private haulers dumping unbundled paper the site. The constables, employees with other positions at city hall would be authorized to giv tickets fo persons violating Ih bylaw. The proposed arnendmen was tabled for council to scru tioiize the various fines set the bylaw. It. A. (BOB) Nu-Wodc Realty wish to congratulate Bob Sopsford for hfs achievement on reach- ing jull under in the months of January and February, 1973. Bob invites you To call him ycur enquiries wheiher buying or selling at 328-B01 I or 328-8641. NU-MODE REALTY Exclusive Agents for Nil-Mode Homei ltd. An amendment to the waste bylaw, which would provide fines for various violations to the bylaw, was tabled by coun-j cil after the first reading was passed. West Lethbridge campaign proposed A city special council meet-1 ing has been called for April 2 in the Yates Memorial Centre for the city manager to submit a detailed proposal on a "hard- hitting marketing for West Lelhbricige. A report on the progress of plans to get development un- derway across the river was to have been before council Mon- day, but City Manager Tom Nutting said he preferred lo have special meeting to go over the entire proposal. Mr. Nulling said 620 lols will Iw available in Ihe city this year for house construction, ex- cluding those in West Leth- hridgc and that the city must compete with builders and de- velopers with plans for the cast side of the city. A proposal with Central Mortgage and Housing Corpora- tion concerning mortgage ar- for houses on the west side depend on council's approval of the 6th Ave. bridge, [Mr. Nulling said. "Otherwise, we need commercial develop- ment there now." Planned construction of a 27- acre lake in the new subdivi- sion may have to be delayed un- til the fall, he said. Earlier Monday, Deputy. May- or Cam Barnes suggested the scale of development this year on the west side would be con- siderably larger than original- ly proposed. Initial plans called for about 58 lots to be sold for house con- struction tliis year. ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHEST AND UNITED APPEAL Mar. 14, p.m. CANADIAN RED CROSS BUILDING 11 JO-7 Avtnue South Any contributor to the United Appeal has voting privileges, and is cordially invited lo attend. Following mMlins coffee and tandwichei will be served ot Sv.n Erickrtn'j Family Restaurant. will a etollor charge far this. ;