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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 1HI ItTHBRIDGE HERAIO Thundoy, March 15, 1973 'NO NAKED MPC rejects duplexes By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer "We don't need any more naked women running down (lie street in the nu'ddle of the a resident opposed to a developer's application to move duplexes into her neighborhood Big Band plans concert at Yates The Big Band In concert will honor Frank Hosek at the Yates Memorial Centre Sunday after- noon. For more than 40 years Mr. Hosek taught Lethbridge and Southern Alberta youth and or- ganized and led many prize- winnmg bands. They won many first prizes at music festivals, parades and concerts. He taught music In the city for 27 years. His bands were sponsored first by the Alberta Commercial Travellers then by his parents' committee of the students. The Club of Lethbridge then took up the cause. Schools started teach- ing band music as a credit course and it became a down- hill struggle to operate the tend. Mr. Hosek is to receive var- ious presentations Sunday for his dedicated and distinguished service to Southern Alberta in his promotion of band music. The Big Band will present some 16 numbers and The Jazz Scene featuring three numbers. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are toid the Municipal Planning Council Monday. The resident of the 23th street and 3rd Ave. S. area didn't elaborate, but said she wanted assurances from tire MFC the duplexes would be rented only to senior citizens as proposed by the developer and not lo "some garbage as we have there now." Hers was the most vehement of opposition expressed by a number of residents who came to the meeting to back a 32- signature petition against the four duplexes proposed for 331 28th St. S. The developer proposed to move the duplex units from Calgary where they had been used as motel units, and after making improvements rent them to senior citizens at a month. The residents, some of whom own what were termed "very costly" homes on the east side of the street, expressed fear that the duplexes would lower the value of their homes, in- crease the density of the area and create additional parking, noise and safety problems. They said they had been told when they built there tlie neighborhood would be single family only, but there were al- ready two four picxcs and some town houses in the area and they were enough. The MPC agreed with the residents' objections and re- fused the application. The MPC also lumed down an application to build a four- suite apartment at 433 Nor- mandy Road after again hear- ing of objections from neigh- tors who felt the single-family dwelling nature of their neighborhood would be violat- ed. Even the original owner ob- jected to the apartment, the MPC was told, but the land had changed hands three limes in the six or eight months since he sold it. Approval was given by the MPC to Pustaseri Construction to build a shop and office build- ing at 442 10th St. N. and to Henry Hardy Construction to build an addition to the Leth- bridge Central Saving and Cre- dit Union building at 311 8th St. N. Native centre homeless The- Lethbridge Native Friendship Centre is without a home, and because of that may also be out of a federal grant to operate its programs, Required to moye from its lo- cation at 5th Ave. and 1st St. S. when its lease expired at the end of February, the bridge Native Friendship Soci- ety sought to use a house at 800 6th Ave. S. on a temporary ba- sis but was turned down last week by the Municipal Plan- ning Commission. Faced with the prospect of no centre and no funds, and the April 1 deadline for federal core funding applications draw- Ing near, the Friendship Soci- ety tried unsuccessfully Wed- nesday to have the matter re- opened by the MPC. I THE SALVATION ARMY ANNUAL TURKEY TAKE-OUT HOT TURKEY SUPPER DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR Sot, March 31 Phone 327-3742 or 328-8611 or 328-0523 ticket) Should Forehand by March 21. The commission decided last week that the house in ques- tion, one of six on the south- west corner of the old Central School lot which are slated to be removed possibly within three tnonths, was not suited Photo club elects officers New executive of the Leth- bridge Photography Club elect- ed at its recent first annual meeting are Mel McCaugherty, president; Bob Pisko, secre- tary treasurer; Ed Lilly, pro- gram director; Shu-ley Thomp- son and Doug Johnston, com- mittee and information direc- tors. Formed last November, the club has some 36 members. It conducts workshops and meets the second Friday of each month at the Gas Company auditorium. A member of the National Association of Photo- graphic Art, it is also planning community projects including a slide presentation at the re- habilitation centre. even for temporary use as a centre, although permission was given for its use as an of- fice and storage area. MPC chairman Aid. Bill Kcr- gan introduced a resolution that a Friendship Society dele- gation be heard, saying the so- ciety was in a sevious bind and needed the house as a centre for funding, but the motion was defeated. Deputy Mayor Cam Barnes said he was sure anoth- er building could be found. Friendship Society spokes- men said outside the meeting however they have encounter- ed little success in efforts in the past week to find another building, with "exorbitant rents" being charged for what buildings were available. They said they bad hoped to upgrade the programs offered by the centre, with seminars and workshops, language class- es, sewing classes, basketball and dancing, and hoped to get a grant for as much as "We can't see why in a city this big and prosperous a cen- tre isn't they said. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINTS OPENING SALE BRULENE PAINTS AND WALLPAPER 321 -6th ST. S. PHONE 327-8321 George Bruchefr and the staff extend a hearty welcome to all their friends and customers to come in and take advantage of their many opening specials. FREE COFFEE and DONUTS KkM-GLU Quoits Reg. 3.B4 No ,w 2-99 7i99 O49 Quarts Reg. 3.08.......Now Gallont Reg. 12.72......Now Gallons Reg. 10.16.....Now CHINOOK EXTERIOR OIL PAINT CHINOOK INTERIOR OIL PAINT 3-85 CHINOOK RED BARN PAINT CHINOOK GREEN BARN PAINT Mpn................................ SHERWIN WILLIAMS LATEX SHERWIN WILLIAMS SEMI GLOSS 7-99 STOCKED WALL PAPER 25 49" IV Now 1 -69 MOHAIR ROLLER KITS Re, 2'29 ROLLER REFILLS _ 1-49 MASKING TAPE 27' ROLLERS 71V Reg. 230 ROLLERS Reg. Now R6g 252 Now FREE DELIVERY Scene from Phoenix David Mann and Patricia Parks A review Drama students short of mark By LYNNE VAN LTJVEN For revival and rejuvena- tion, nothing can surpass the phoenix, that fabulous fabled fowl symbolizing rebirth and eternal life. Unfortunately, the Wednes- day evening drama produc- tion at the University of Letlibridge did not do justice to the concepts represented by the mythical bird. Nor did the U of L drama stu- dents' presentation totally capture ths barbed wit, social comment and double enten- dre of Christopher Fry's play, "A Phoenix Too Fre- quent." The three-member cast Patricia Parks, Patti Robi- son and David Mann un- der the guidance of student- director Michael Wright, set themselves a difficult task. Within the play, set in an an- cient tomb, they are to main- tain a one-tour comedy "trialogue" on the philos- ophical vagaries of life, death and human fidelity. That's a Urge order to fill, even for accomplished pro- fessionals. F-Dr amateurs still learning the complexities of their trade, perhaps it was an overly-ambitious effort. Despite facility with their lines and evident enthusi- asm, the students' interpre- tation of Fry's comedy was not often successful. In some scenes, the actor's tuning seemed off-base, in others, they seemed to be in such a hurry to reach the "punch- line" that they raced through their lines, stinting on inflec- tion and audibility. However, they were in constant com- petition with the background noises and poor acoustics in (he U of L's (temporary and makeshift) drama theatre. Student productions, how- ever, must be judged if the critic is lo be considered fair the context of their presentation. And thus, in quite another way, "A Phoenix Too Frequent" was a success. It was a work- shop where the drama stu- dents 'put into practice the theoretical knowledge they had gained in their classes. It was, if you will, a cul- minating exercise which not only reflected what the stu- dents learned but also gave them the opportunity to learn further. That they conducted their assignment surely a diffi- cult one with such vigor and courage is to their cred- it. The three characters in the play were fairly evenly matched: all began on a somewhat uncertain note but strengthened their perform- ance as tlie plot progressed. To the serving maid Doto, played by Patricia Parks, fell the difficult task of launching the play with an overwrought monologue. Her interpretation of Dolo was consistent, although at times she overplayed the servant's "broad" camedy aspects, Patti Robison made a pretty Dynamene and David Mann was a suitably perplexed lover, Tegeus Chromis. The couple were best in their comedy love scenes in the last portion of the play their ardor unabated by the chilly presence of Dy- namene's husband's corpse. The set, by Geri and Har- old Beaulieu, was effective. The costumes (by Geri Beaulieu) were very well done indeed. The presentation concludes this evening at eight in the U of L drama theatre (lo- cated in the basement, phys- ical-education-fine arts build- Special class for hearing handicapped set Concerns of Interested par- ents and a special article by Tile Herald Jan. 23 are credited wilh the approved for- mation in Lethbridge of a spe- cial class tor hard of hearing students. The program, to be established during the 197J-74 school year, has been support- ed by public trus- tees. Special services director Dr. Bob Gall says tliere has been growing concern for children willi a major learning dis- ability because of impaired hearing. He said there are now 18 students, in both the public and separate systems, who could benefit from the project. "The Lethbridge Herald re- cently ran an excellent series of articles which accurately de- scribed the agonies faced by these children and their fam- ilies when local facilities are not available. "Tn addition, we have re- ceived numerous formal and informal contacts which indi- cate strong support from the community for these services in Dr. Gall said. To accommodate a class for (lie deaf locally, trustees have approved cancellation of a spe- cial program for emotionally handicapped cl-ildren. They said there are now only seven such students in the city's school system. A class for hard of hearing will be organized in Gilbert Palerson School. The program for emotionally handicapped children will be closed by trus- tees June 8. Dr. Gall said treatment of emotional problems requires a "total approach by agencies and something which is not now available within the school system. "We are hard pressed to deal totally and effectively with it. Sometimes we do more harm than good for these stu- lie said. Dr. Gall said classes for the deaf could be delayed if "qual- ified, competent personnel are not available." However said no problems with staffing are expected. In past years, public trus- tees have placed seriously af- flicted student's in schools at Calgary or Edmonton. Although tha board pays spe- cial tuition and boarding costs "the' problem is often compli- cated by the emotional strain of separation from home. The recent Herald article demon- strates this problem Dr. Gall said. Assistance in operating the liard-of-hearing class will be provided by the Albsrta School for the Deaf at no cost lo local taxpayers. Financial assistance from the ASFD is not avail- able. Dr. Gall said Lethbridge has received commendation from the ASFD for its pioneering ap- proach to its local hearing problem. University staff join civil servants A spokesman for the Civil Service Association of Alberta said Tuesday more lhan 70 per cent of nbn academic staff members at the University of Lelhbridge have been certified by the CSA. Peter Zubersky, president of the campus local, said the first meeting of the new association was held March 9. Attending that session were two CSA employee relations officers from Calgary and CSA president W. T. Broad of Edmonton. Mr. Zubersky said 152 persons are eligible to join the U of L association. About 40 non-aca- demic staff have not yet signed memberships, he said. He said the campus local is now negotiating for part time memberships, about nine work- ers, and is formulating proce- dures for the first CSA contract at Ihe university. Mr. Zubersky said guidelines for the contract will be based on an existing agreement be- tween the CSA and the Uni- versity of Calgary. He said onoe worker classi- fications are received from II of L administrators, informed of the CSA certification Mon- day, financial aspects can be considered. Mr. Zubersky said contract issues should be generally known by the CSA local by Fri- day. He estimated salary in- creases of to per month for the campvis local. He said a letter of support for the CSA has been received from Ken Bartlelt, newly- IVo soil-drift problem seen Fears of a large-scale land drifting problem in Soutlwm Alberta have been alleviated by spring weather conditions, ac- cording to Ben Nyhof, fieldman for the County of Lethbridge. A general lack of winter snow cover in the south caused con- siderable concern late in Jan- uary and many areas could still be susceptible to land drifting and blowing if precau- tions are not taken, said Mr. Nyhof, especially if heavy freezing conditions return. Bill Toews, provincial soil conservation specialist with the department of agriculture, said in a release today that farm- ers in the south-central and southern regions should be pre- pared to implement emergency measures to prevent soil drift- ing. He said high winds and soil drifting in January has left the soil in the region suscepti- ble to drifting for the next three months. Mr. Nyhof said farmers in Southern Alberta should "be out of the woods" because warm spring conditions since lie January drifting problems lias thawed the ground, making it possible lo worlc Uie land with cultivators. The act of loosening the top soil prevents the wind from digging huge tracts of earth from the sur- face. During the January problem, Mr. Nyhof said about 18 writ- ten notices were presented to farmers in the county demand- ing that they work their farm land to slop drifting. He said only one farmer was unco-operative. Under the Soil with a written notice. If no action is then' iaken by the farmer, the fieldman lias the right lo put machines on the farmer's land and apply Iht charges to his tax role U he won't pay. Mr. Nyhof said during the January drifting problem many farmers asked for the county's maintainer to work the frozen land. "Some of them even of- fered to pay in advance." As the land thawed, as many as 02 farmers look to the land with their own equipment to stop the drifting. Mr. Nyhof said part of the problem steins from a growing sloppiness on the part of many farmers. He said in Southern Alberta strip farming is a nec- essity not a luxury. Many farm- ers are making their strips too large. Strip farming is a practice developed during the 1920s and 1930s to prevent soil drifting. Fields ate broken into narrow strips wilh alternating crops and summerfallow patches, us- tural fieldman can present Mm ually running north and south. Conservation Act, farmers are responsible for keeping their land under control, If the land starts to blow, the agricultural service boards for the various counties and municipal districts ap- proach the farmers responsible to ask them to do something about the problem. After an alloted time, usual- ly two days, if the farmer hasn't done anything lo recti- fy the problem, the agricul- elected president of the U of L Students' Society Council. Mr. Zubersky said the attitude of university administrators has been very co-operative during CSA formation. "The CSA is the only group that can represent a Crown institution such as the univer- sity. Tlie CSA can give us bet- ter communication between ad- ministration and personnel and stronger voice in griev- ances or contract improve- Mr. Zubersky said. Lund use bulletins available Information bulletins relating So public hearings on land use and resource development in Alberta's eastern slopes area are available at the Lelhbridge Chamber of Commerce office. Tlie initial bulletin, the first in a series to be issued, out- lines the area on which briefs will be accepted at the public hearings and gives other basic data of interest in preparing a brief. Something Is Happening At RQKLSTOK6 5 GUARANTEED YEAR LIGHT BULBS PRICE ALL POPULAR SIZES 1602 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5777, 327-5881 Open Montfay Ihru Friday a.m. 10 p.m. Saturday a.m. to p.m. FREE DELIVERY "CHAPGEX" RtvasroiK COMPANIES LTD. ;