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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta f Thursday, March II, 1971 - THE ICTHMIDGI HERALD - ; Hike for Tykes scheduled April 9 The fourth annual Hike for Skes In Lethbridge is sched-d for April 7. Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Lethbridge, the hike will be from Lethbridge to Coal-dale and then to Picture Butte, a walk of some 30 miles. Reglrtration starts at 7:30 a.m. and will continue to around 9:30 or 10 a.m. Organizers would like to see hikers get off Great Falls professor Jiere Friday Dr. Christian D. Stevens, chairman of the English department ait the College of Great Falls will be featured speaker Friday in Lethbridge Community College journalism and history classes. Dr. Stevens will discuss problems and rewards of the journalistic and creative writer with a magazine article writing class, and the Irish literary revival with a modern European history class. He has been active in both academic and communications media fields, has been a newspaper and magazine writer, a novelist, playwright and poet. to an early start as there will be no walking allowed after sundown. Registration forms are now available at all junior and senior high schools in the city and at local stores and banks exhibiting the Hike for Tykes sign m the window. These forms are used by prospective hikers to compile a list of sponsors. Most of the money collected in the annual hike goes toward the work of the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded. In the last three years the Optimists have donated $23,-000 to the association's Sunrise Ranch at CoaldaJe, a part of which has been named The Garden of Optimism. Other projects that benefit from the kike's fund-raising campaign include the Head Start project, the 17th Lethbridge Scout Troop at the Dorothy Gooder School and the Cup of Milk fund. Last year's hike raised $10,000, a drop of $8,000 from the previous year. In an effort to expedite collection of deflations this year the organizers have arranged for four weekly draws to be held for prizes donated by local merchants. Only those who have turned in their money will be eligible for the prizes. MO 1.1 til V Building owner must testify in hearing following fire John Pietramala, the owner of the Italian Importers building, 546 13th St. N. will be required to give evidence at the Minister has poem published A former minister of the city, Rev. Keith W. Mason, now rector of St. Mark's Church, Leominster, Massachusetts, recently had one of his poems published in a devotional booklet. Father Mason's writing A Meditative Poem - Prayer, was published in the booklet Forward, printed in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is distributed internationally through Anglican (Episcopal) and other churches particularly in Canada and the United States. Father Mason was formerly an assistant priest (1952-54) to the late Canon Leslie L. Grant of St. Augustine's Church. Lethbridge. Open Monday and TuMday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wwfnasday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Thunday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.mj Saturday 9 am. to 6 p.m. fire inquest into the Jan. 4 fire, Supreme Court Justice J. V. H. Muvaine ruled In Lethbridge Wednesday. L. D. MacLean, Pietramala's lawyer, refused to allow Pietramala to take the stand at the March 2 fire inquest presided over by Fire Commissioner A. E. Bridges. MacLean questioned the right of the fire com missioner to call a person and require a testimony from him, Justice Milvaine ruled an accused person has the right to not' testify or give evidence when the evidence might be self-incriminating, but because Pietramala had not been accused there was.no reason for him not to be required to give evidence. February was warmer than usual The weather for the month of February was much warmer than the long-time average. The mean monthly temperature was 27.7 degrees above zero, compared to the average mean temperature of 19.3 degrees. There were onlv five days during the month when the mercury dropped below zero. The warmest temperature of the month was 55 above oc curring twice - on Feb. 12 and Feb. 14. The coldest temperature was 16 below, on Feb. 27, Precipitation was up marginally, with 1.14 inches from .11 inches of rain and 14.6 inches of snow. The average for Febru ary is 1.05 inches from .01 of an inch of rain and 10.4 inches of snow. The number of sunshine hours was down slightly, with 118.6 hours compared to the normal of 126 hours. The average wind speed for the month was also down slightly, with the anemometer recording 12.3 m.p.h. daily average. The normal is 15.6 m.p.h. Convention set for Banff The Electrical Contractors' Association of Alberta will hold its 5th annual convention in the Banff Springs Hotel April 23 and 24. The convention's theme Is Grow with Alberta in the 70s. A. R. Patrick, minister of mines and minerals for Alberta, B. W. Ball, executive officer of Pioneer Electric Limited, Dr. F. D. Muir, of the University of Alberta and Inspector A. R. Roberts of the Calgary City Police Department will be featured speakers. $12,000 permit A $12,000 permit has been J taken out by Bird Construction Co. Ltd. for a gas regulating station on the city's west side. A spokesman for Canadian | Wetern Natural Gas Co. Ltd. said the station is designed to serve the entire west side development. It will be a high-pressure station, eventually serving several smaller sta-1 tions. Its purpose is to reduce the high pressure in the gas transmission line to lower pressure for distribution to the University of Lethbridge and other users in the area. Ski conditions The West Castle Ski Resort reports general ski conditions on the slopes are excellent, with one-quarter inch of new fallen snow on a settled base of 46 inches. The trail slope conditions are dry, and weather conditions are cloudy and fairly steady at 25 above. All lifts will be running Sat-1 urday and Sunday through Easter, and roads into the re-1 sort are in very good condition. Cadet news There will be a band practice tonight aboard ship - RCSCC Chinook. The practice will be followed by boxing. IMPORT CAR SHOW THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MARCH 18th, 19th, 20th IN THE MALL - COLLEGE MALL Ste the latest models from Datsun - Mercedes-Benz - Mazda - Volkswagen. DATSUN - The more-for-your-money car See all the Datsun models while you are at College Mall this weekend. FOREIGN CAR (LETHBRIDGE) LTD. 3rd AVE. AND 11th STREET SOUTH PHONE 328-9651 Mercedes-Benz a luxury car at reasonable prices. See the newest models for 1971. ALSO ON DISPLAY A COMPLETE SELECTION OF MAZDA THE BEAUTIFUL BUY FROM JAPAN PRO MOTORS LTD. 1520 2nd AVENUE SOUTH PHONE 328-4021 Get set for summer - See the Volkswagen Camper Special on display this week, along with the other 1971 models including the VW 411 4 door. RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. 1519 3id AVENUE SOUTH PHONE 328-4189 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive College Shopping Mall College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive ;