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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta TRAVELLING TO EUROPE Let us arrange your ground lour accommodation and U drives For bookings and further information contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 320-3201 The LetKbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, March 21, 1973 PAGES 17 TO 28 UTHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7lh Street Shopping Moll Lclhbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 CURRENT STORE HOURS: to Men., Tue.., Wed. and Frl. to Closed Saturdays Woodwards, gov't plan here could be model By GREG MclNTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON An experi- mental leasing arrangement being tried lor a commercial complex in LethbrWge may be accepted by the provincial gov- ernment for other buildings in the province, Public works Minister Winston Backus- told the legislature Tuesday. In the Lelhbridge proposal, tha municipality is assembling the land, a private company is to build the entire complex and rent space for provincial gov- ernment offices. Replying to questions from Dick Gruenwald (SC Leth- bridge Dr. Backus said Woodward Stores Ltd. has been asked to create a leasing ar- rangement to accommodate the provincial government in the proposed complex, between 4th and 6th Avenues at the west end of downtown Letlibridge. The city has already assem- bled six square blocks of land to sell to the province and Woodwards for the develop- ment. "This is very definitely a de- parture from the process in the past it is one that we are looking at generally throughout the province with a view to en- couraging participation by local said the public works minister. Construction is to begin next year for occupancy by 1975, he said. The provincial government and Woodwards have agreed on Edmonton architect James Wensley, caid the minister "so that we can get co ordination between the two developments and, we hope, provide a more beautiful centre for the city." Deputy Public Works Minis- ter W. A. B. Saunders told the Herald a Lethbridge architect may also be involved in the de- velopment. He said Mr. Wens- ley' has only rlone preliminary plans and negotiations are still underway with Woodwards to determine the final plan. Dr. Backus said Woodwards has been asked to develop the .entire scheme and draw up a lease back arrangement to rent space to the province. Teachers., students at local school quit smoking The staff and students of a city junior high school have mutually agriad to quit smok- ing cigarettes on the school- grounds. During a school assembly mealing on Tuesday, Kendrick Smith, principal cf the Hamil- ton Junior High Schcol, asked his students "if I stopped smok- ing would you do llie same." The students and other staff members felt it was a positUe step and all agreed to follow suit. It all got started on Monday when four students were caught smoking on the school grounds. Under the regulations of the school board handbook, stud- ents are not allowed to smoke on the school grounds. If caught, the penalty is expul- sion. Mr. Smith said he took the problem home with him so as to come up. with a new ap- proach U> the smoking problem. The decision to involve him- self stemmed from not wanting to appear as an adult who told kids to quit a habit he failed to reject himself. He said Lhe result of Tues- day's assembly meeting is a "no-pressure" agreement be- tween students and staff. "I trust the staff and stud- ents to follow it he said. An added bonus to the quit- smoking agreement is that many of the students and staff members plan on using it as a crutch to quit smoking com- pletely. Mr. Smith said he's definitely going to make an effort to kick Ihc habit. About one-sixth of the stufcnts at Hamilton Junior High smoke. Oniy four of tha 34 staff members smoke. "It may fall flat on its chuckled Mr. Smith, "but it'i worth the try." :ilFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL MKICAl DENTAL BLDG. Lower level PHONE 327-2822 Retent ruins BILL GROENEN ptioto The forlorn remains of this bench decorated a park at 8th Ave. and 13lh St. N. before being cleaned up by city crews. But Er won't be replaced for the time the parks department doesn't have any spares left. Just how the bench came apart seems to be anybody's guess, but vandals are suspected. A parks department official said vandalism is a problem and the department is now keeping a record of such occurrences for policing and insurance considerations. EXPERIMENTATION DOWN Hard-core drug use constant By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer While the number of people n Lethbridge experimenting with drugs has decreased, the number of hard-core users has remained fairly constant, Det.- Sgt. Frank Bathgate said in a Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. Open Thuri., till 9 p.m. "A lot of people who'd' experi- SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd SAIE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Domestic electric sewing machine in cabinet; Desk; Dresser and mirror; 2 Chests of drawers; Viking Portable T.V. and stand; Table saw wilh motor; Wood lathe; Nice dinette and 4 chairs; Moffat late model fridge; Moffat 30" gas range; Good selection of beds and mattresses; Bath- tub; Console radio-record player; Goxl selection of bicycles. SUZUKI 125 MOTOItBIKl-; JAWA M MOTORBIKE 2 good gas lawn mowers; 2 old wagon wheels; Gas and electric ranges; Elto outboard motor; Viking h.p. outboard motor; Oval nig; Sinks and basins; Nice chester- field; Chrome chairs; Aluminum easel; Valet; Lawn chairs; H'xlO' wall tent; Chrome coat rack; Coffee table; Step table; Wood extension ladder; Aluminum ladder. CARS ISCS Buick 1962 RAMBLER STATION WAGON 1965 MORRIS 1100 4-DOOR 1X3 CHEVROLET 4-KOOK 1553 CIIEV. Many more ilenu too numerous Jo mention. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1MO 2nd'AV6. S. UTHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN lit. 41 tic. 458 the adverse the city detective said. But, the number of people experimenting with cannabis has probably not declined, Det.- Sgt. Bathgate said. "Mind you, some people who several years ago would have smoked pot are now drinking liquor because .of the reduc- tion in the age limit." If the number of people ex- perimenting with cannabis has decreased, Mrs. Jo-Ann Critch- fieid, a counsellor with the Al- berta Alcoholism' and Drug Abuse Commission, attributes it. primarily to lowering of the drinking age. "It's easier, to get high on booze. It's legal, and few peo- ple are going to go through all the hassles of getting busted when they can get a legal Mrs. Critchfield said. Both Mrs. Critchfield and Det.-Sgt. Bathgate singled out young people as the major of illegal drags, with Mrs. Critchfield adding that drug abuse is most prevalent in the schools. The drugs most commonly used by school students are LSD and liquid hashish, she said, but solvent sniffing is quite common among younger children. And despite the fact that many hallucinogens are repre- sented by the dealer as or mescalinc, Det.-Sgt. Bath- gate said at least 99 per cent of the hallucinogens sold are really LSD. "The younger element, 10 to 14 years old, are solvent sniff- ers. They don't have the money for any other drug, and it's easier to get hold oE solvents because they probably don't know the contacts to get Mrs. Critchfield said. "There must be something terribly wrong with the lives of eight or 10 year-old kids who are sniffing glue. I just can't believe that young kids would have problems that would give them the need for a she said. Part of the reason for juven- ile drug abuse lies with fact that "we live in a completely V of L canoeing class set for interior B.C. There's a way to get into cur- rent activities at Oie University of Leihbridge. Oanoc for credit. For the third straight year, the U of L Physical Education Department will offer an Out- door Education class as a cred- it-course. The class consists of a 90- mile canoe journey around a circular chain of lakes in the Bowron wilderness area, 70 mites southeast of Prince George, B.C. The trip will lake eight and 11 days, involving several miles of overland port- age. Prior to the trip, students are prepared for the expencoco with canoeing lessons and ba- sic methods of wilderness sur- vival. A. D. Perchuk of the U of L Physical Education Depart- ment says, "It's a very popular course." "In fact, students who took it earlier, want to come again The course is to handle up to 17 students and is offered for credit to any Uni- versity student. Scheduled to begin Aug. 20, the class is to be rated as a half-course in the fall session. The cost is per student which will .include food and transportation. chemical oriented society There's a pill for she said. She also castigates parents for their attitudes towards th drug problems of their ch'Xreri "Parents annoy me with thei stupid attitudes. If their kid i smoking pot, they'll say, 'if yoi must do something, drink. They never knock their own Mrs. Critchfield said "And instead of helping thei son, they say, 'why don't yoi get the filthy pusher.' Gov't refuses funds to college for arena By RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer The college has been told no :ur.ds are available from the >rovince to contribute toward he cost of the Canada Games Sportsplex at least. for the time being Talks are continuing, how- ever, between LCC and city Iciais to come up with a joint- use philosophy for the facility. Following a rnraeting Tuesday between a committee of city council and college representa- tives, LCC President C.D. Stew- art told The Heralti he is still hopeful the college will get funds from the province. Cost estimates for a new sports facility for the college have been worked out as have estimates for the college's joint- use with the city of the Sports- plex and the comparisons are known to the department of ad- vanced education. But, the province will not commit any funds at this time. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff, a member of the council commit tee dealing with the Sports- Dairy cows added to Alberta herds The Alberta government is dairy animals from Eastern Canada to supplement provincial herds. In a new program just in- itiated, Alberta Minister of Ag- riculture Hugh Korner has au- thorized the purchase of dairy animals for Alberta producers. The first shipment of animals is expected to arrive this week. It will go to an Iron Springs farmer. Dr. Horner said the major- ity of tlie animals are allocated for Southern Alberta. He said an announcement wasn't made earb'er because it could have caused the price of the animals to increase. He said the purchase pro- gram is part of a totally new dairy program which will be announced in the legislature within the next few weeks. The animals being brought to Alberto include bred heifers, open heifers (not pregnant) and young heifers. Because of the lack of pub- licity regarding the purchase program, local dairy farmers are waiting for official an- nouncement. One producer said the reason for the program is a drastic shortage of milk supplies throughout the province. Several milk producers from Southern Alberta have started shipping to Calgary to help al- leviate the shortage in that city. Hospital non-medical staff i contract settlement near A tentative contract agree- ment has been reached between negotiators for the Alberta Hos- pital Association and the Ca- nadian Union of Public Employ- ees, The Herald has learned. Nap Milroy, CUPE business agent in Lelhbridge, said Mon- day that draft agreements have been prepared and will be going to the boards of the 32 hospitals involved ar.c! to CUPE mem- bers for ratification. Between and noti- medic'al staff in the 32 hospi- tals are involved. There are about 240 non-medical staff in Lethbridge hospitals included in the total. Negotiations on the new two- year contract started in Jan- uary. Tne present contract ex- pires March 31. Mr. Milroy said it would take about 10 days before it is known if the proposed contract is rati- fied. The union was seeking a basic wage of an hour or E. S. P. FOX Certified Denial Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Eldg. Phone 327-6S6S a week the same as unem- ployment insurance benefits. The lowest rate now of applies to housekeeping and di- etary aides. Don't Forget thai Special Mother in Britain on April 1st "MOTHERING DAY" Order early ID i sure your gift flowers arrives time from ihe of MARQUIS HOWER SHOP Ph. 327-1515 Another producer questions the purchase program. He claims the labor problem is the milk producer's biggest head- ache today and with more cows entering the industry in the province, he wonders who is go- ing to milk them. Nutting hopes for assistant in 6 weeks City manager Tom Nutting hopes to have an assistant with- in six weeks. Mr. Nutting said Monday he is reviewing applications from a number of well-qualified per- sons and would make a deci- sion on the position in three to six weeks. He has been without an as- sistant since last November when Wayne Quinn resigned. ART DIETRICH OENTURt ClINtC OENTAI MECHANIC Schwartz Bids. 52J Sih St. S. Phone 328-4095 plex, said from the city's point of there are still ways for co-operation between the city and the college in con- struction of the facility. One prospect is for the col- lege to rent the arena for its athletic programs, Aid. Hem- broff said. The city is not prepared, though, to build more facilities into the arena with the expec- tation those facilities will ha rented in the future, he said. The college can still get in- volved before the arena Is com- pleted either through funds to- ward the main construction costs or llirough funds for ad- ditional facilities, such as a rifle range or an extra basket- ball floor, Aid. Hcmforcff said. There are provisions fcr an indoor track in the plans ac- cepted by council Monday, but no track surface. The college could contribute a tartan track, he said. The architects, Phillips, Bar- ratt, Hillier, Jones and Part- ners, will not tender all parts of the arena at once and could accommodate additional facilities such'as the rifle or track surface while construc- tion is in progress, he added. FISHERMEN'S SPECIALS! Fish Landing Net Reg Oft Special All Fishing Rods 20% OFF All Hedden Plugs 25% OFF Sporting Goods Dcpt. DOWNTOWN PHONE 327-5767 For Spring '73 You'll love all the new Froiii casual to dressy to half way in belween wlielher you fake the hi rood or the Jo road you'll be walking pretly and loving every minute of it in wo In While or Block Ci kle palent wet look Bone Glove; Black ove, or While Glove. See (hose plus olhcr Step Styles only ol "Fluff- In Navy or Block Kid under Gloss. In Block or While Wei look Crinkle Patent. Open Thurs. and ft'. 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