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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Ttmday, March 19, 1974 Town briefs Ambulance study begins in Macleod FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Councillors John Davis and Ron Tilbe Monday were named to a committee to study a proposal that the town Gov't shies from seat belt law Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Alberta government does not plan to introduce legislation at the spring session of the legislature to make use of seat belts in cars mandatory, Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne said Monday. Mr. Copithorne was replying in the legislature to Ralph Sorenson (SC Health Minister Neil Crawford, noting that the Ontario government has introduced legislation making the use of seat belts compulsory, said such regulations would be extremely difficult to enforce. Woman injured in coulee crash A woman whose car plunged off the highway into the coulee two miles south of Lethbridge early this morning was treated for minor injuries at Lethbridge Municipal Hospital and released. Alice Powelson, 55, of Raymond was northbound on Highway 5 at about a.m. when her car skidded on the icy road and went over the guardrail. The car rolled about 150 feet and landed on its wheels. A passing motorist helped Mrs. Powelson out of the car and took her to the hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises. Const. W. G. Singer of the RCMP said he was amazed the woman was alive. The car was demolished, and damage was estimated at about Limited Time Offer! Cornflower Emblem MENUETTE SET Freeze, cook or serve. Set includes 16 oz. and 24 oz. covered saucepans and eVz" covered skillet. Reg. 16.M Special 12" Call Cfciii 327-5767 DOWNTOWN purchase a new ambulance in the price range. They will meet with the fire chief, medical health officer and local physicians to determine which type of ambulance is most suitable. Council was informed by Mayor Charlie Edgar and secretary treasurer Roy White that the Willow Creek MD had an agreement with the Town of Nanton to grant the town per annum for 10 years to pay half the cost of a new ambulance. This was several years ago. -Fort Macleod is hopeful of the same kind of assistance. Councillors received a copy of an Edmonton bylaw governing building practises in the city. Councillors were asked to bring in their recommendations for a proposed building bylaw at the next council meeting. Mr. White said the National Building Code is too big and unwieldy for anyone not using it continually. Regarding bylaws, Coun. Ron Tilbe said it is time council "looked over those bylaws we have and throw half of them out." Mr. White agreed. Mayor Edgar and Coun. John Davis were named to a committee to look at a proposal from the Macleod Feed Mill Ltd., 1505 2nd Ave., to close a lane between four lots. The firm would give up 20 feet on the west side of one of these lots to allow the lane to make a right-angle turn. Councillors agreed the town would have to retain sewer line easements and the firm could not build any structures on the lane area. It would have to be advertised for possible citizen's objections. Council approved Nanton's entry to the Willow Creek Foundation area and Nanton will now be assessed a fee for belonging. This action has no bearing on whether Nanton will be the site of another senior citizens' home. But if a home is built at Nanton, all Willow Creek MD citizens will share the increased tax burden. Council gave first reading to a bylaw to close the lane between 24th and 25th streets west of 2nd Ave. It will be advertised before final passage. Council declared the week of May 4- to 11 as clean-up week, in answer to a request by the Fort Macleod Rotary Club. Students will be allowed to miss school May 6 to pitch in and help clean up the town for its Centennial celebrations this summer. Youths will collect garbage and refuse in the alleys and take it to the A and W parking lot. Town trucks will load it there and take it to the garbage dump. Every bag of garbage brought to the A and W will earn a youngster a ticket for some refreshment. Council approved switching yield signs for the stop signs now up at 15th St. and 2nd Ave. N. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Sri- Si 5 Phone 328-4095 ready to serve ROLLS -CAKES -PASTRIES PARTY BARBELS PERFECT FOR GATHERINGS SVEN ERICKSENS [FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP! Nearly out of sight BILL GROENEN photo True, the ground has been a trifle soggy the past few days, but these two city workman are not sinking out of sight. Actually they are working in a ditch as crews relocate water and sewer lines at 6th Avenue and 5th Street S. City engineer Randy Holfield said today the lines are being moved to make way for a cut with the slope beginning about 5th Street and leading to the new bridge across the Oldman River to West Lethbridge. Russian pianist in Lethbridge Career decided by her parents Pianist Marina Mdivani began her musical career at the age of six was decided for me by my but she considers her real debut as a concert pianist to have been the performance which won her the Grand Prix in Paris in 1961. Since then, she has enjoyed international acclaim. Miss Mdivani said in an interview Monday the most dramatic moment of her career was her scheduled appearance at the Carnegie Hall in New York in November, 1963. She had practiced the previous night until six in the morning, and had left strict instructions that she was not to be disturbed until shortly before the performance. Only then did she learn that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated, and that the concert was postponed. However, the performance took place four days later and was a great triumph. "I practice whenever I have the opportunity; at home it is necessary to practice seven or eight hours a day." In addition to this, she has a family. Her husband manages a large Moscow department store, and she has two children, a nine-year-old and a baby aged 10 months. She said she manages well on three or four hours' sleep a night. Asked to comment on her impressions of North Timely advice How to get more back from your 1974 tax return will be discussed by a representative of the department of taxation Thursday at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Tom Chancy, public relations officer for the department of taxation in Calgary will also discuss how someone who has already sent his return in probably could have got more. He will speak to the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs at a noon luncheon. America, where she has been several times on tour, Miss Mdivani said she enjoyed her visits very much, whether playing in large centres such as New York and Montreal, or in smaller centres such as Lethbridge or Kimberley. She seemed particularly pleased with the auditorium at the Yates Memorial Centre. The practice of giving a standing ovation is somewhat unusual in the Soviet Union, and it was rather puzzling to her the first time that she encountered 'it at a performance in Indianapolis, thinking that this meant that the audience was in a hurry to leave. It is also not the practice for criticism of the performance to appear in newspapers the next day. "Your main criticism comes in the size of the audience. If they like you, they will ccme." She also related that in her country an audience will show its disapproval by whistling and throwing ripe tomatoes and even .riper eggs. she said, "I am my own worst critic, and am very hard on myself. I am very rarely satisfied with my performance." Asked who her favorite Canadian performers were, she mentioned, among others, pianist Glenn Gould and bassoonist George Zuckermann. For budding artist, she has the following advice: "Work hard, and love your profession." A review An unforgettable experience By PAT ORCHARD One soon learns to take publicity blurbs with a grain of salt. However, no amount of praise could have prepared us for the unforgettable musical experience we received when Marina Mdivani, a concert pianist from the Soviet Union, performed at the Yates Memorial Centre Monday- evening before an audience of 200. The program began with several of Tchaikovsky's works. Six Album Leaves, Nocturne, Capricioso Theme and Variations and three of the Seasons. It was immediately obvious that Miss Mdivani was a commanding pianist, capable of exploring the sensitivity as well as the excitability of the composer's temperament. -She brought exceptional gifts to the improvisatory character of the Theme and Variations by making each thematic return a new dramatic experience. Similarly the Nocturne in F major (an epitaph to a gay love affair that did not endure) was beautifully played. Her performance of The Seasons was somewhat self-indulgent. One could not help, but feel the instrument was unequal to the demands placed upon it as the larger, louder chords emerged somewhat clangy. The first half of the program concluded with the piano arrangement of Stravinsky's ballet suite Pelrushka. This was a breathtaking performance, during which the artist underlined the sharpness of feeling behind the story. Her ability to convey Petrushka's rages of self-torment, as well as the humor and spirit of the ballet was excellent. The contrast. whether of emotion, texture or of simple dynamics tended to be a little exaggerated, but I have never before-felt so involved in a performance of this ballet. The intermission was followed by a group of Brahms' piano works. Opus 10, Nos. 1 and 3, and four movements from the Fantasiestucke. The artist's response to each piece was warm and well- proportioned. She had all the vigor necessary for the big dramatic climax.of the famous "Edward" ballad (from the Scottish poem about a youth who killed his and the No. 3 was truly magical. The evening concluded with three of Liszt's Paganini Etudes. These are very difficult and complex compositions in virtuosity, and present an immense challenge to the pianist. Miss Mdivani allowed for each of the Etudes to emerge as a living experience, so inspired was her execution of the demonic Liszt. Her exceptional depth of tone and intensity of feeling completely banished the popular image of the Etudes as mere encore-type finger-dazzling exercises of no great musical worth. The virtuosity was all there, but she had the ability to play this element down and elaborate on the poetical quality of the concert studies without ever letting us forget that their aesthetic quality stems from the complicated gymnastics of the piece. Since critics in raptures always emerge as faintly ridiculous animals. I shall just conclude by commending the Overture series for allowing us the privilege of hearing this exceptional pianist. BERGMAN'S 271t 1201 Am. S. is Spot a lawbreaker? Dog's fate up to friends FOX DENTURE CLINIC EM. 1922 PIIOMC 3I7-4MS t 9. f. POX, CJOM. ftt LETMMNE lEflTM. 141 JnJ An. 1 3ZM1I1 3ZI-775I LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 1101 Stnwt South PhOfM As long as the three mailmen are willing to accept responsibility for Spot Jones, the pooch that has been following them around, the dog is not violating a city bylaw. Glen Anderson, city poundkeeper, said Monday a dog most be under control of his master while using city streets. But is Spot Jones under the ma'Jmer.'s control? Bill Brawn, superintendent of parks and facilities, says if the mailmen are willing to be responsible for the dog and the dog is close at hand then the dog would not be violating the law. Meanwhile at city hall, a dog may be a man's best friend, but not the taxpayer's, some aldermen noted Monday. While looking over budget details, aldermen noted that revenue from dog licences and fines (his year is expected to be while cost of the dog- catcher and dog pound operation is put at Macleod council asks for price of sewage plant FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council Monday night decided to ask its consulting engineers about the cost of a new sewage treatment plant. Coun. Phil Hodnett said the cost will be from to but secretary treasurer Roy White said it will run much higher with the new water intake project tacked on. The engineers will study these two projects and a new sewer line as well. It is slated for 8th Avenue. Said Mayor Charlie Edgar: "The only thing we can do is get the engineers in here and get a grade on it. We have to find out where we are going. This will open up some of the east country. Once we know what it is going to cost us we can go to the department of the environment and see if we can get a grant." Coun. Ron Tilbe said inclusion of a sewer line on 8th Avenue is a priority. Town foreman George Bota said. "I think if you are going to look at a new sewer plant, you had better look at development at the east end and a line up 8th Avenue." But secretary treasurer Roy White wanted to know if people would build south of 18th St. with the livestock auction market located there. Mr. White noted there have been no complaints from the school about the smell of the auction livestock yards. Pasture plea has sympathizer FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Coun. Phil Hodnett, while admitting he doesn't know the difference between the north and south ends of a horse, Monday night took over the reins for horse-lovers here who want to lease pasture from the town. Leases for 10-acre plots on the south side of town come up for renewal at the end of March. There are 10 of them and the rents may be raised. Coun. Hodnett urged council to consider extending the pasture area farther west. "We have the water he said, adding the pastures are making a lot of young people who love horses very happy. Several more townspeople are quite interested in pasturing horses too, he said. Secretary treasurer Roy White said the town could lease four more pastures immediately. But Coun. Ron Tilbe said town workmen will have their hands full this year without the added job of fencing off pasture plots. Taking the bit in his teeth, Coun. Hodnett said he would round up six volunteers to do the work for nothing. All the town would have to do is supply barbed wire, he said. Council agreed to get a cost estimate of fencing some additional pasture plots. But Coun. Hodnett was advised to come up with volunteers who are willing to work and not just make promises. Town backs girls' World's Fair effort FORT MACLEOD (Staff) The Fort Macleod Centennial Singers, a group of 75 girls directed by Marjorie Hart and accompanied by Louise Collar, want to go to the World's Fair at Spokane this summer and town council Monday was all for it. Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Collar received assurance by council that secretary treasurer Roy White will write a letter extolling the singing abilities of the Centennial Singers. Grants available The Lethbridge Symphony Association can get provincial grants if it is invited for out- of-town performances in the 1974-75 concert season. Bill Nelson, of the association's fine arts committee, said Monday the Lethbridge symphony was one of several groups eligible under the performing arts tours program. "It's up to the community that wants the orchestra to invite us and send a copy to the cultural development branch in he said. Dr. Nelson said the branch would pay towards a maximum of three performances in smaller centres up to 100 miles from Lethbridge. The community issuing the invitation would have to guarantee the other "We could go as far as Medicine Hat." he said. The program was intended to allow smaller centres the opportunity to hear the groups involved, he added. The women will include the letter of recommendation with their submission to the World's Fair people. The singers have an invitation to appear all that was needed was council's blessing, which they now have. At the same time, local groups will be asked to support the "once-in-a- lifetime" opportunity for the girls. It would be a five-day trip. Coun. Phil Hodnett noted the girls would be taking part in Canada Week festivities at the fair. "It is going to cost a lot of money." said Mrs. Hart. "First of all the girls have to be accepted', then we'll put on a campaign." She added the group is hopeful of getting school buses for the trip. With parents and chaperones. about 100 people may finally decide to make the trip. Mayor Charlie Edgar suggested councillors meet with the Fort Macleod Centennial Committee and the school board and try to work out a budget for the proposed trip. Said Coun. Grant Day: "I don't think Fort Macleod has ever had anything else this good to send to represent the town." GUFF MIX. BLACK DENTAL LAB KKM.IOTM.HN. moNE FURNACES (IN STOCK) SHEET METAL WORK POWER HUMIDIFIERS MR CONDITIONING URnTllJWIHJn 2214-4MSLS. PtWfM 327-Sttt We Care Death is the eternal inevitability, the most real of all realities. Yet, it is perhaps the hardest of all realities to face. The fun- eral director, more than most people, has a sym- pathetic understanding of the nature of grief. He is there, a consoling sup- port, when a bereaved family need someone to be there. Someone who cares. PhOiw 327-2M2 ;