Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
TRAVELLING TO EUROPE VIA CHARTER? LIT US ARRANGE YOUR GROUND TOURS AND RHINI CRUISIS For Further Information and Reservations Contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Contra Village Wott End _ Phono 3214301 or 328-8184 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, March 23, 1971 PAGES 11 TO 20 If It's a GREAT DAY to f SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE K�ntokij tried Ikkkeit (Spocial Prices on Bulk Orders) ERICKSENS 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 TOURIST SEASON APPROACHING - Miss Leslie Allison, 21, new full-time counsellor for the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta, contemplates the busy tourist season which is fast approaching. Initially duties of the third full-time staff member of the association will be receptionist at the tourist hut adjacent to the Sicks' Lethbridge Brewery rock and flower garden, and counsellor for mail, telephone and counter inquiries. The lethbridge native, an English g&duate^^ succeeds Mrs. Kitty Dunlop who now is senior counsellor and convention co-ordinator for TCASA. Firecrackers are out Lethbridge has new fire bylaw By HERB JOHNSON Herald City Hall Reporter The City of Lethbridge now has a new fire prevention bylaw. Defeated two weeks ago because of a clause that would allow fire inspectors entry into homes, the new bylaw was quickly approved by city council Monday after the clause had been removed. Perhaps because the aldermen were nearing the end of a 6% hour session or possibly because the air had been cleared by previous discussions, there was no debate on the bylaw. Of the two contentious issues in the bylaw one had been removed some time ago and the other settled at the last session. The question of open fires, which includes burning barrels, was deleted early in the discussion of the bylaw and will be dealt with later. Burning barrels are still legal and air pollution is dealt with by provincial regulations. Fireworks, a topic of heated debate last summer, are strictly controlled. Efforts by Alderman Joe Balla at the last session of council to modify this section were voted down. Firecrackers are not to be sold, advertised or distributed in the city. Nor shall they be set off in any manner anywhere within the city boundaries. Fireworks are less severely restricted, although they cannot be sold to persons' under 21. Number on council remains the same Members of city council Monday had second thoughts about reducing their membership from nine to seven. Alderman Jim Anderson, although he defended his original arguments that had led to the necessary bylaw being prepared, moved that the matter be tabled. The bylaw amendment had been up for third and final reading; it is now in limbo for an unspecified length of time. Alderman Vaughan Hem-broff said he thought it was "arrogant" of council to reduce its own size without consulting the public. He also mentioned the fact that the larger council gave two more persons a chance to participate in the democratic process. Aid. Anderson replied that council's size had been increased without consulting the public and that the public had no way of gaining any real opinions on the matter anyway since very few of them had served on council. On the matter of participation he suggested that extending the argument would mean an even better number would be 30 aldermen, which was obviously not realistic. He said the main question was how to best meet the complexities of modern urban government. Council had been "ineffectual" in the past year or two, he said, and size had been a debilitating factor. Deputy Mayor Rex Little delivered what may have been the decisive argument when he pointed to the need for a variety of opinion that can be obtained only from a larger group. He said if council, is to function increasingly as a policy-making body it will need as many "inputs" as possible. Hospital forms psychiatry department By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer A full department of psychiatry was established at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital in a closed session of the board Monday night. ' Appointment of a chief of the department is to come before the board later. Dr. Scott 100 Copies $3.30 plus tax 0 Instant Print & Copy Div. 726? Third Ave. S. Lethbridge Angus is pro-tern chief of (he department. Establishment of the full department was made on the recommendation of the medical staff. In the past, psychiatry has been a subdivision of the medical department!. Besides medical and psychiatry, the hospital also has departments of surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, anesthesiology, pathology and radiology. The board spent considerable time in open session discussing new provincial legislation which gives justices of the peace and officers of a municipality certain authority to have persons whom they believe are mentally disordered committed to designated hospitals. LMH is one of the designated hospitals. The board decided to ask local provincial judges and police not to invoke the new sec- We can Accomodate 15 or 300 In Our Beautiful Private Banquet Halls THE SCARLET THE GALT THE MAGRATH WE ALSO OFFER . . . SEMI-PRIVATE SECTIONS In the beautiful Weitwinds Dining Lounge Ideal for family celebrations Let's Talk It Over - Phone 328-7756 BOUQUETS ... To the public spirited citizens who have offered their services for public office in the forthcoming Provincial Election. BRICKBATS ... To the party or parties bragging and bolstering former notorious criminal character Alvin Karpis' past record in the 1930's. Our young society does not need to be reminded and encouraged of such deplorable past behavior. tion without consulting the hospital as the LMH doesn't have adequate facilities to accept certain types of patients. The section also states, that providing certain conditions are met, patients may be detained in the designated hospitals (including LMH) for 60 days. The board decided it would review its policy when the 21-bed psychiatric unit at LMH is completed near the end of August. It was indicated that even with the psychiatric unit, the hospital would not be adequately equipped to handle certain types of patients, especially over a long term. The hospital is seeking a psychiatric wing of 60 or more beds. Other "designated" hospitals in the province expressed opposition to the proposed legislation before it was enacted. Even Foothills Hospital in Cal- Society meeting The Lethbridge Historical Society will hold a general meeting Tuesday, 8 p.m. in the Sir Alexander Gait Museum. BEAR-headed LTD. R. AKR0YD PLUMBING - HEATING and GASFITTING 2634 21st Ave. S. For New Installations and Alterations Phone 328-2106 FREE ESTIMATES gary, which has rather extensive psychiatric facilities, was opposed to the present legislation, the board was told. In other business in closed session, the board accepted an offer made on its behalf by the Alberta Hospital Association to the Canadian Union of Public employees, representing service staff at the hospital. The local employees accepted the AHA wage offer last week. The wage increase is expected to cost LMH an extra $30,-000 this year. The waiting list at LMH for OUR OSCAR "Don't go out without your hat dear. Stubb Ross's planes fr/ing over might get confused by the reflection." MIKE HANZEL EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR 317 7th STREET SOUTH CUSTOM CORRAL CLEANING! Will Do Custom Corral Cleaning and Spreading! CAN MOVE 700 TONS PER DAY Reasonable Price - Available Immediately WE CAN ALSO MOVE AND SPREAD THAT STOCKPILE OF MANUREI Call 327-5701 beds continues to grow, the board was told. At March 15 there was a total of 580 persons waiting for a bed compared with 499 at the same time last year. At the same time 10 psychiatric beds were occupied and 22 persons were waiting for admission. February's high was 13 patients with 32 waiting for a psychiatric bed. In the first two months this year the hospital's occupancy rate climbed one per cent to 88.7 per cent, compared with the comparable period last year. There were 10,047 patients, an increase of 114 over last year. The board confirmed that convocation ceremonies for nursing, laboratory and radiology students will be held June 18 in Southminster United Church. Persons over that age may hold private displays on their own land or where permission has been given by the owner. Displays are not allowed on public land unless the sponsor- the provisions of the national ing group has a licence and fire code of Canada - a com- furnishes a bond or public li- prehensive set of regulations ability insurance. covering all aspects of fire pre- The bylaw generally follows vention. Back to the drawing hoard for Drive density question The question of density standards along Mayor Magrath Drive still is not settled. City council Monday defeated on second reading a zoning bylaw amendment that would have raised the floor area ratio to 1.0 from 0.5. It was the second defeat for the same amendment; the first came last year. Council at the same time authorized the preparation of new amendment, suggested by the city planner, raising the ratio to 0.8. This will require another public hearing, no date for which was set. The public hearing last night attracted a very small turn out. A representative from the firm that is planning a 46-unit motel at 10th Ave. S. and Mayor Magrath Drive told council the project could be lost if the company cannot proceed soon, thereby losing an estimated $15,000 a year in tax revenue to the city. He also suggested council adopt a "direct control zoning" approach, under which each project would be evaluated on its own merits. Henry Homes Ltd., which is planning a high-rise motor hotel for the Drive, was represented but made no submission. No private citizens spoke out or were in evidence. Both the planned hotels have been turned down by the Municipal Planning Commission because they exceed the density standards. Both would be within the proposed 0.8 ratio. Planner Erwin Adderley, in explaining the new proposal, noted that it was a compromise solution. He also pointed to parking requirements as a limiting factor. The larger the development, the more parking is needed and the higher the building must go in order to leave room on the site for parking space, he said. The resulting towers are a concern, he said, because of the loss of privacy for adjoining residences. There was also a need to screen parking from view, he said. His proposal included a 30 foot setback for parking areas for more than 10 cars that were located adjacent to a street. These were also to be screened by a grassed berm COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR .COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 WATCH AND WAIT FOR . . . SHELDONS 12-HOUR promotion SALE J day THURSDAY ONLY! MARCH 25th McCready-Baines Pharmacy Ltd. -Is pleased to announce their appointment as Franchised dealers for the World Famous STILL AND MOVIE CAMERAS Now in stock - The World's smallest 35 mm Full Frame Camera ... THE ROLLEI 35. Actual size of the Rollei Is VA"x 3Vt"x2%", ideal to slip into the shirt or coat pocket. 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About the only effect the intrusions of the warmer low arc is the snow Lethbridge and district have received. A total of 1.4 inches fell Monday night following a 3.7 inch snowfall over the weekend. Water equivalent for all the snow is .23 of an inch. High and low temperatures Monday were 19 above and zero respectively. Skies today should be mostly cloudy, with intermittent snowflurries and brisk southeasterly winds. The high temperature will likely be near 15 above, and the overnight low about zero. The record temperatures for March 23 are 72 above set in 1939 and 13 below set in 1965. The temperatures recorded one year ago were 51 above and 21 above. though the matter had been on the agenda, it would take a little more time for suggested proposals to be worked out. A meeting has been held with the Lethbridge and District Exhibition Board and Mayor Anderson indicated more would be held before the next meeting of council. A proposal might be made by the board at that time or perhaps at the finance committee meeting next Monday, he said. The city was Investigating several possibilities, he said, including an arena built jointly with the Lethbridge Community College between the college and Scenic Drive. The only sure thing at this point, he said, was that a new facility would not be built on the old site. Council also dealt with a request from the Lethbridge Sugar Kings that the city refund the $447 arena ice rental for the night of the fire. After some discussion of the city's responsibility in the matter, the refund question was referred to the budget committee. The hockey club is to be asked to submit a financial statement to support its claim of financial problems. IfCLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. 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