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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ATTENTION! Watch for our Special Excursoin to the World Pipe Band Competitions and CNE in Toronto Ccming Soon ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL. PHONE 328-3201 SMRID 600 water users could miss grants By RIC SWIHAHT Herald Staff Wrilcr Six hundred water users have been warned lo start sqawking or they will miss the lioat when federal funds are passed out for irrigation improve- ments, Jake Thicssen, manager of the St. Mary River Irrigation District, sail! the Lctlihridge- Coaldale area is the oldest large scale irriEjation project in Alhcrtii and the only thing the federal government has done in 70 years is to install headgate and main canal facil- ities. In the 1950s the whole eastern area of the SMRID was built and it is still in fairly good U of L gym awaits icindless days Construction workers should havfi a fine time trying to put the roof on the new mil- lion University' of Lelhbridge gymnasium building. A total of 57 "windless" days are required for the laying of the thin, copper sheeting which will cover the roof. Windless days in Leth- bridge? Well, they don't exactly have to be Mindless. As long 'as the wind is less than 20 m.p.h. the work can be dene. There have been 53 such days since Jan 1, on a 24 hour average. However, it is normally windier during the daylight hours than it is at night and the U of L is located in one of the windiest areas of the city. So it could as long as three months to _get the re- quired number of windless days. Work on the building is about 70 per cent completed. Jt was scheduled for comple- tion by May 1st, but abnormal winter weather has forced a delay. It is now expected that tho building will be ready for use sometime in June. The building will house all facilities of the physical edu- cation department, a largo gymnasium, lockers, an exer- cise room, the art department and an art gallery. Other facilities are also cx- pacted to be included. The structure will have a to person seating capacity for sporting events. Contractor for the project is Bennett and White of Calgary. rshape, he said, but the federal government has entirely ignor- ed the Lethbridge Coaldale area. There are acres under irrigation in the region. Mr. Thie.ssen said there is n deal in the works now to turn the Prairie Farm Rehabilita- tion Administration controlled BOM' River Irrigation Project near Vauxhall over to the users. The federal government has allotted million over a 10- year period for the transfer of the project to the users. This will be used to pay for the an- nual water rates. Mr. Thicssen said this Ls pay for the users so it will be ac- ceptable. "This project has been com- pletely rebuilt over the years. It has been heavily subsidized for 20 years and now a large grant is being provided to take it off the federal government's he said. "Surely that money could have been spent more wisely." Mr. Thiessen said if (he gov- ernment would give the Lctrc- bridge Coaldale area the million, SMRID would be happy. "The government would be able to forget about mainlen- tenance and he said. "We'll look after that if we get the money." He said now is the critical lime. If the water users don't rise up, they won't get any- thing. Then they will end up paying for it themselves, he said. EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR SHOE REPAIR MIKE HANZEL 3T7 7ln STREET SOUTH Do yoj have merchandise lo consign? WE HAVE A Free Pick-Up Service AUCTION BARN 2508 2nd Ave. N. Phone 327-1222 TCASA grant news next Aveek THE HRUALD Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta should find out next week whether it will get a grant requested from the Alberta government. Bob Dowling, minister re- sponsible for tourism said until the budget is released he is un- able to comment on the allott- ed amount for any of the 12 tourist zones in the province, The budget speech is expect- ed Friday, and the budget de- hate expected to start Monday. pick GruenwaM bridge West) asked Mr. Dow- ling in the legislature whether the Southern Alberta Tourist Promotion Association will get a larger grant than last year. Last year it received which was less than the amount asked for. Gordon TayJor (SC Drum- heller) asked if it would be practical for the Alberta Gov- ernment Travel Bureau to han- dle all advertising for tourist zones. Mr, Dowling said the govern- ment would rather leave a large pnrt of tourism promo- tion with private business. He said the Alberta govern- ment is prepared to pay up to 60 per cent of the costs of tovtrist promotion projects. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denfol BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BIDG. PHONE 327-2822 PURIFYING SKIN TONER 6 or................ Swedish Formula Creams and Lotions from MAX FACTOR Swedish formula creams and lotions are afl hypo-aflcr- Ejenlc, dermatologist tested, and fragrance free. 3.50 4.00 4.00 5.00 PURIFYING CLEANSING LOTION 6 01................... PURIFYING CLEANSING GRAINS 4 oz............... ENRICHED MOISTURE LOTION 6 OT................ ENRICHED NOURISHING CREAM 4 01..................... "WE ARE OPEN MONDAYS" McCREADY-BAINES___________ PHARMACY LTD. CHARGE' 614 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3555 SECOND SECTION Lothbriclge, Aiborta, Tuesday, March 14, 1972 PAGES 11 TO 18 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BIDG. 740 4th AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Ask about Photogrciy The lens Ihct changes wilh light. West development talks planned by city council By RICHARD BU11KE Staff Writer A special meeting of city council has bacn called for March 20 to discuss detailed proposals for West Lethbridge development. The session was recommend- ed by Cily Manager Tom Nut- tiny at Hie council meeting Monday. Carxna Developers Ltd. of Calgary and Engineered Build- ings Lid. of Calgary and Leth- bridge met in a closed session with members of council and the .idministration Friday to discuss their proposals. Tlie two firms wore among ten from across Canada which were approached by the city to submit porposals on develop- ment of the west side. A theoretical proposal, based on the city developing the land, will also be compared with the two other proposals at next city census is still possible TIMMY Timmy, five-year-old Carey Mutter, starts off the Easier Seal Campaign In Lelhbridge by selling the first seals to A. W, Shackleford, svho originated the cam- paign. Carey is ihe son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mutler o.: 1618 Saint David and one of many children who have been provided assistance in speech therapy. The Green Acres Kiwanis Club has set its local campaign objective at -Phil Faulds Photo Neiv executive for CMHA A resolution lo abandon plans for a second census this year was defeated by city coun- cil Monday. A previous council decision to hire 25 "highly qualified per- sons" to conduct another pop- ulation survey remains on (he books, although the time of the speciaE census is undeter- mined. The reconsideration motion, submitted by Alderman Vera Ferguson, was prompted by considerable negative public reaction, exemplified in four letters to council. The letters were in general opposition to the expenditure of public funds to pay for a sec- ond census. Aid. Ferguson said City Man- ager Tom Nutting's suggestion that the January census figures were "impossible to accept" is "a real slap on the wrist of 125 women who went out in the coSd" to galher census forms. She said council and admin- istrative action in the matter has caused "real harm in pub- lic relations." Mr. Nutting said there were no accusations against Individ uals. One of the main reasons for requesting another census was to determine the actual growth of the city in light of the pend- ing major development in West Lethbrkige. If the January figures are correct, Aid. Van gh Eicmbroff said, "we are really in bad shape regarding West Lethbridge." The enumerators found an in- crease of 952 persons in the city's population during the By JOE MA Herald Staff Writer Dennis O'Connell, city eco- nomic develop me til officer, was elected president of the Canadian Mental Health Asso- ciation, southern Alberta re- gion, at the association's an- nual meeting Monday night at St. Michael's General Hospital. Mr. O'Connell succeeds Sis- ter M. Clarissa, St. Michael's administrator. Sister Clarissa, the regional president for the past two years, received a standing ova- tion from the more than 40 members who attended the meeting for her and was presented a gift, a book entitled "Probing." The meeting elected a 22- member hoard and a six-mem- ber executive commttce. Reviewing the year, Sis- ter Clarissa pointed out (lie growing need for more mental health facilities and volun- teers. She said without after- caro, approximately o n c-third of mental health patients will suffer relapse. critical The driver of a vehicle In- volved in a two-car collision at 12th Ave. ami 20th St. S. Mon- day morning is in critical con- dition today in the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. William P. Peterson, 20, of Kimberlcy, B.C. was transfer- red to ibc Calgary hospital Mond ay a f fern oon from (he LoMibridRe Municipal Hospital. Tho driver of the second car, Myrtle Arcanrt of 1134 ]7th St. S., and her son Andrew, 5, were treated for minor injuries at the Municipal Hospital and re- leased. The Peterson vehicle was moving north on 20th St. when it collided wilh the Arcand ve- hicle in the intersection at 12th Ave. The accident is Mill under in- vcstigalion. There is no esti- mate of the damages. While the association carried out many activities in 1071, fi- nancial trouble became evi- dent, and the association's southern region incurred a net deficit of She said "far too much time and effort is ex- pended hy our executive offi- cer in searching for and or- ganizing such scattered pro- jects for financial support." Terry Bland, presenting the association's financial report, said he could foresee two diffi- culties in the year ahead: the possibility that the city of Loth- bridge may refuse to give grants; and the continuing fail- ure of the United Appeal to reach its objective, which means the mental health asso- ciation, as a member agency, will receive less money. "Unless we can rai.se suffi- cient funds, our activities will be seriously Mr. Bland said. A national, voluntary, cit- izens' association working to alleviate mental illness and {o promote mental health, CMHA lias four basic committees: community services, education and information, social action, and research- In her report, community services committee chair- man Hazel Ross said there were times of difficulty when there was a "critical shortage" of volunteers, hut nevertheless this committee managed to more than double its activities. A total of 42 volunteers gave hours to patients. Confidentiality in medicine subject of public meeting Tlie Southern Alberts Coun- cil on Public Affairs will meet at noon sharp Thursday lo dis- cuss the Dr. David Craig case and Us repercussions on the confidentiality of the doctor- patient relationship. Dr. Douglas Arm strong, M.D., is the featured speaker for the meeting to he held at Sven Ericksen's Family Res- taurant, and the public is invit- ed. Dr. David Craig is an Ed- monlon physician charged with defrauding the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission of The medical histories of of Dr. Craig's patients, who treated at one time by Dr. Craig for menial disorders, alcoholism or drug addiction, have been confiscated by police. The police action has liccn called "an abuse of their pow- ers of search and seizure and constitutes an invasion of pri- vacy of each of Dr. Craig's pa- licnls" by the Alberta Human Kifilits Association. A news release by provincial Attorney General Marvin Leifch in February stated the documents were seized by a court order for furlher evi- dence against Dr. Craig on an- other charge of criminal negli- gence causing death. The speaker at tlie meeting, Dr. Armstrong, is an associate professor for the department of pathology at the University o! Alberta. He is also a "concerned member" of the Alherla Hu- man Rights Association and a youth counsellor in Edmonton. lie recenlly spoke on the CBC concerning the Dr. Crnig case. centre gets grant A grant for interim fi- nancing of (lie Central School cirop-in centre approved by city council Monday. The request for the grant was made by officials of the YMCA, which supervises the program. Council had previously ap- proved a budgeted as the city's share toward operat- ing the centre. The province contributes the remainder ol the for the program. The additional is need- ed to operate the facility until April 1, retroactive to Jan- uary'. April 1 is the starling date for all preventive social services projects. Cily Manager Tom Nulling stressed Ihe young people in- volved in the program have agreed to contribute an addi- tional toward operating expenses for the lirst three months of the year. LEROY'S PJ.UMBING GASFiniNG SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-8403 NEW and USED ORGANS MUS1QAND WE TAKE CRAINI ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS ANO CUSTOM FRAMING HUE QUALITY MATOIAI at LOW, LOW PRICES HOUSE OF FINE ART 5H> ST. S. PHON1 328-1314 census in January. Mr. Nutting said [lie population should have shown an increase of between and persons. One reason the figure is low is "some people probably pur- posely withheld the exact num- ber of people living in their residences because of the pub- licity on illegal Mr. Nutting said. To alleviate their fears, there will he two weeks' publicity prior to the next census to "as- sure people the answers on the forms will be used only by plan- ners and not law he said, A resolution win be on the agenda for the next council meeting to consider having the census taken in cither .Septem- ber or October, and using the figures in 1973. Monday's meeting. On ot her business, council gave its support to the Leth- bridge Philatelic Society's peti- tion to have a stamp issued by federal postal authorities com- memorating Hw arrival of James P. Mncleod, assistant commissioner of (he Northwest Mounted Police, at Fort in 187-1. The pel it ion also suggests [hat the replica of Fort Whoop- Up, north of the original site, he designated as a post office on Oct. 9. 1974 for the cancella- tion of clay-of-issue mail and souvenir postal covers. Council suggested Mayor Andy Anderson arid H. B. Mey- ers, society president, "do everything possible to imple- ment the idea." Council also approved two co m mini ity serv ices capi t al projects for A special conference room will be constructed and furnish- ed on the second floor of city hall at a cost oE Medi an and huf f er strips along 20th Ave. S. and Lake- sbore Road; 20th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive; Scenic Drive and 20th Ave. A; and Lakeview Drive and Lakeview Road will be constructed over the next three years, at a cost of per year. As an informational Item, Mr. Nutting told council the program for removal of sand and gravel from the streets be- gan Monday night. Aldermen Ed Eastedo and Camm Barnes were not at the meeting. Ice fishing okay now if yon can find any ice Ice fishermen need not leave the city any longer to dip tticir lijies. With city council approval, they can now pull in the big ones through the ice over Hen- derson Lake. At least, when the lake is frozen, snys Alderman Vaughan Hombroff. Council Monday approved a recommendation from the com- munity services director that the city provide materials for fencing an area on the lake for fishing outside His area desig- nated for skating. Tlie fishing area mil he su- pervised by the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association. The organization will pro- vide an eight-inch augur for drilling holes in the ice and "will teach the art of using it" when members arc available. An eight-inch drilled hole is the maximum allowable. Holes cannot he chopped in the ice. Tents, houses and littering will be prohibited on the lake. Ice fishing should help to cut the numbers of trout that.die in the lake each year, City Manager Tom Nutting said. About 50 per cent of ttie fish die in the lake, according to the regional fish hiologist. Part of lhat loss will now be the fishermen's palates' gain. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC ScKworiz Bldg. 222 5lh St. S. Phone 328-4095 Just Arrived! A NEW SHIPMENT OF BASKETWARE Many, many new items including picnic too! See our window display! Coif China Oept. 327-5767 Downtown MARCH SPECIAL "D" GRADE 4'x8' SHEETS SPRUCE PLYWOOD sheathing LIMITED QUANTITY ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD COSNER I3TH St. ond 2ND AVE t. noHat IWMU sutn fmci ;