Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, March 26, 1971 SMRID awaits word on funds The St. Mary Irrigation Dis-| trict continues to await final word on a federal grant for upgrading irrigation water distribution works in the district 'promised' by Agricultural Minister Olson last year. This was one of the key points stressed by the district's chairman and board of directors at the annual meeting of the west block of the SMRID held in Coaldale Thursday. The meeting was told that Mr. Olson informed the annual meeting of the Alberta Irrigation Projects Association last year that several millions of dollars would be made available by the federal government for the improvement of irrigation water distribution works in southern Alberta. It is estimated that $50,000,-000 will be needed to upgrade the various irrigation projects in the south during the next 10 years. Out of the total, $15,000,000 is required by the west block of the SMRID and $4,000,000 by the east block, and also for repairs to the main canal. In an operations cost shar ing agreement, the provincial government contributed $292,- 534 during 1970, and in addition supplied, free of charge, all engineering and investigation services. The meeting was told that the district will have to keep a watching brief on the city of Lethbridge and the town of Ta-ber, which applied to the water resources branch last year fo runcreased riparian water flows in the Oldman River. The application was made through the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission. "The problem," the meeting was told, "is not one of a shortage of water, so much as it is a pollution problem. Therefore, we feel that those agencies contributing to pollution should be responsible and when extra water is turned into the system, they should be charged for the service similar to the charge levied against the irrigation districts." The board decided to hold the line on irrigation water rates at $2.50 per acre for the west block and $3.50 per acre for the east block. The second, and last portion of the district's annual meeting, moved today to Bow Island to meet with water users in the east block. Feedlot auctioning a Hirst? for Alberta Feedlot auctioning of cattle, believed to be the first of its kind in Alberta, took place this week at. Highway 52 Feeders near Raymond. The sale started at 8 a.m. Wednesday and was over 20 minutes later with 201 head being sold at some of the high- BIG BOOM - While the average homeowner it still in the technological dark agoi, messing around with step-ladders, this crew has a more efficient method of trimming tree tops. Doug Dean of Edmonton rides along at the end of the boom, keeping trees below the power lines. The crew does work for Calgary Power ltd. and comes to the Lethbridge area about once in three years. In the summer, the equipment is used for spraying trees and roadsides with insecticides. Head Start group seeks budget help Local production brisk and well-timed The Sound of Music cheerful earful 80 cent boost is major item in wage dispute An increase of 80 cents an hour, spread over a two-year contract, is the major item in the conciliation commissioner's recommendation in the wage dispute between Local 551, International Typographical Union, and The Lethbridge Herald. The present rate is $3.80 an hour. Extension of several of the fringe benefits is also recommended. "The recommendation represents an average annual increase of 10.5 per cent, compared with 7.9 per cent last year for the printing and publishing industry in Alberta, and 8.8 per cent for all of Canada, and is well above the government guide-lines and the inflation index," said T. H. Adams, general manager of The Herald. "Nevertheless, in the interests of labor harmony, management is prepared to accept the award," he said. "Our membership will be reviewing the matter in the next few days," Charles Buijert, president of the local, said Friday morning. est prices paid in the province this year. Under the direction of Hurl-burt Auction Service Ltd. of Lethbridge and Fort Macleod, top price was $33 per hundred for a pen of fat cattle owned by Mel Depue of Raymond. All the animals were sold in pen lots and auctioneer Ken Hurlburt says that bidding was active. Buyers on hand were from Canada Packers, Canadian Dressed Meats and Swift Canadian, all of Lethbridge; Alberta Western Beef from Medicine Hat and Intercontinental Packers of Red Deer. "I believe," Mr. Hurlburt said, "other feedlots in the Lethbridge region will soon be providing this service also. After all, this area has developed into one of the largest beef producing areas in Canada and it won't be long before there isn't even a close second to Lethbridge and district. "It doesn't mean that auction sales yards are going to go out of business. They'll be as busy as ever. Feedlot selling b y auction is just another service that is being provided. "It's been done in Australia and many parts, of South America for years." Mr. Hurlburt said that "it's important that livestockmen remain on a free and open market. Feedlot auctioning is another step in strengthening that stand. We don't need, nor do we want marketing boards in the cattle business." Sales at Highway 52 Feeders will continue on a regular basis every Wednesday morning. By JIM WILSON Herald Staff Writer Maria Augusta Trapp would have enjoyed Thursday evening's Winston Churchill High School production of The Sound of Music. It has some rough edges, but was generally brisk, well-timed and certainly cheerful. Too often in high school productions the age of the cast gets in the way, but this w?�s seldom a problem in the WCHS Sound of Music. Wendy Grigg, in the leading I role of Maria Raiser, carried a considerable part of the show, with her bright voice, her glis-, tenimg eyes and her quick smile. With her lively mischievous antics she made a most un-likely nun-postulant, but a most likely and likeable mistress of the musical Family von Trapp. Miss Grigg seemed to have a few problems with stiff lines and in making her voice carry some songs, and at times was turned too much away from her audience, but otherwise offered a creditable performance. Albert Azzara, as impres-sario Max DetweUer, was cer-ainly one of the show's stars. Always in character, with an excellent but clear accent, he easily carried the scenes where other actors encountered difficulties. He had excellent stage presence and will be a welcome addition to the Lethbridge theatre scene in coming years. Alan Burrows, in the leading role of Captain George von Trapp, offered his part great aplomb, and certainly looked in character. Hit major drawback was that he is simply not a singer. He also has a tendency too often to sound as though he is reading, his lines - if he relaxed into his part he would sound much more natural. Pauline Erno as Liesl, the oldest daughter in the family, shows great promise as a capable actress. Her singing voice needs some training to soften it, but she managed her often-coy part nicely. Linda Rosenfett worked hard as Els a Schraeder, Captain von Trapp's fiancee before he discovered his love for $110,000 permit for apartment A $110,000 building permit has been taken out by the local firm of Bickerton and Neu-dorf for an apartment block on the north side. The 12-suite block will be located at 1137 27th St. N. No justification for prejudices By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Tibetans arriving Saturday Seven Tibetan refugees and their families are to arrive n Lethbridge Saturday. The refugees, about 30 in all, will settle in Southern Alberta as part of an arrangement worked out between the federal government and Tibet. The men will be employed on row-crop farms. They are part of a limited number of carefully - screened immigrants who have been living in camps in India since the Chinese invasion of their Himalayan homeland in 1950. Lethbridge is the only city in the prairie region to be selected to receive refugees in this particular program. Collision victims in hospital Thomas Dickie, 56, of Calgary, injured in a two-car collision near Nanton Thursday is reported in good condition in the Calgary General Hospital. He received a broken nose, chest and foot injuries. Three women, all nurses at the Calgary General Hospital, are in satisfactory condition in the CGH. They were occupants of the second car in the collision. They are Linda Scott (neck injuries); Theresa Larson (head and chest injuries) Vicki Dippner (head, neck, rib injuries). Another woman, also a nurse at CGH, Leah Milton, was treated for minor injuries at the hospital following the collision and released. Prejudices against a minority, whether it be black or other, never is justified when it has been passed on from parent to child or from child to child, said Reggie Newkirk, occupying the Hot Seat Wednesday in the Lethbridge Friendship Centre. The Hot Seat program is sponsored by the Napi Friendship Association of Pincher Creek. Mr. Newkirk, a black student at the University of Lech-bridge, said the most damaging prejudice shown is perhaps that of the educated young against the uneducated young. Continuing with the theme Black Minority, he said religious prejudice is the most insidious. "One who feels he has Allah on his side and can do all, is capable of taking away liberties in many ways," he said. Mr. Newkirk, who has lived in Lethbridge for three years, said the middle class suburbia with all the modern bungalows was strange when he first arrived from Brooklyn, New York. The slower pace of life in the city and the peaceful way of living bothered him at first - he had nothing to do. He felt Lethbridge had not changed in the three years, but indicated his family and the city had given him, as a man, a chance to catch his breath and to gather a new perspec tive to what was happening around him. When I first came here, was super-sensitive. If anyone took a second look, I thought they were bigots," he said. 'This aspect has changed." He explained the term "nigger" or "negger" as being between nigger and Negro. The newer term is something which would be used by a liberalized clansman in the deep south He said the term nigger to him means "one who doesn' act right" whether it be black or any other color. Mr. Newkirk told the 30 people attending that he felt there was a black culture in North America. "There is a fantastic and dramatic heritage of Negroes in the United States," he said. "Many broadway plays were written by black men. Othello was actually a black man but it has been just the past few years one has been cast in the role." In explaining the situation in New York city, for the black minority as well as other minority groups, he said it "is filthy garbage can." He said he is worried about his family which still lives in the neighborhood he grew up in. Most of my friends I grew up with are either members of the Black Muslims, dead, or using drugs. They seem to have three choices." This is the reason he doesn't like to hear the term "pig" applied to anyone. "This term, like the environment of New York city, dehumanizes people," he said. Chamber buys 600 Kainai News The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and the Indian affairs committee of the chamber have purchased 600 copies of the Kainai News for distribution to chamber members. Wilf Bowns, chamber manager said the paper will be going in the mail Monday. He said the paper is being sent to the members to make them aware of the situation and the thinking in the Indian community. Mr. Bowns said if any inter-sted members subscribe to the paper before April 1, they will pay only $3 instead of the new rate of $5. The new rate was set when the paper began to publish bi-monthly. Maria. Miss Rosenfelt looked and dressed the part, but was often too tense and strained to do the role as much justice as she otherwise might. When she relaxed, she did much better. little Susan Scott, as Gretl, the youngest member of the family, was a scene-stealer as is usually the case with small children on stage, and the cast did well in keeping her surrounded with the attention she should have. Generally the rest of the cast offered interesting performances, although a number suffered from a lack of naturalness in their dialogue. Again, if the actors and actresses would think of themselves as real Austrians instead of as WCHS students pretending to be Austrians, the effect - and their voices - would be much more realistic. The nuns' choral numbers were beautifully and effectively done. The costumes (except for a few un-nunlike shoes) were terrific, and costume mistress Fran Bayly must be congratulated for their variety and in the case of the nuns, their realism. Sets too were imaginative, as one would expect from designs by Ed Bayly. The orchestra, conducted by Willie Mathis, was enthusiastic and able, but a few times seemed a bit too loud for some of the singers. Muriel JoUiffe's choreography was simple and effective, and fit well with the show. Eilyn Mells, producer - director of The Sound of Music, has shown once again in her first time in charge of a local production that there is an encouraging talent pool for theatre arts in Lethbridge high schools. The Lethbridge Head Start program board Thursday voted to ask for a meeting April 13 with M. W. Finlay, southern consultant for preventive social services, in an attempt to obtain a favorable decision on funding of the program for the coming year. Mr. Finlay is scheduled to meet on that date with the local preventive social services advisory committee to outline the committee's function and role in the community. The advisory committee last week reaffirmed an earlier decision not to extend funds for the Head Start program beyond Aug. 31 this year, a deci sion that still must be ratified by city council. Bill Kergan, director of preventive social services, told the board the decision had been based largely on expenditures (the total Head Start budget for the coming year is $22,100, 20 per cent of which is paid by the city) and the lack of parent participation. Mr. Kergan read a letter from Mr. Finlay which emphasized the social development department's concern that the entire family unit be included in a Head Start program. Such programs are designed to provide preschool training.for culturally disadvantaged five-year olds. Mr. Finlay, in his letter, also said he hoped no firm decision on the future of the Lethbridge Head Start program would be made before the April 13 meeting. Several board members were of the opinion that continued financial support for the program since it started in 1968 implied government approval for the way it had been carried out. It was designed, they said, to meet specific 1 o c a needs and should not be compared closely with programs in her communities. The board passed a motion that Mr. Finlay should be informed of what has been done by the Head Start board and the preventive social service advisory committee and thai the board has done what it felt was expected of it and that a full resignation would be advisable" if the advisory corn* mittee is unable to accept the Head Start program. Band concert on Sunday The annual band concert by the Lethbridge Kiwanis Band will be held Sunday at 2:15 p.m. in the Yates Memorial Centre. Guest performers at the con cert will be the Wilson Junior High School chorus. Frank Hosek will conduct the band. Funds from the concert will be used to assist the band to continue in its community role - training bandsmen and supplying appropriate music for community events. Family tickets at $1 per family and single admissions of 50 cents per person will be available at the door of the Yates CARPET and LINO (Complete Installations!) Free Estimate*! No Obligation! PHONE 327-B57I CAPITOl FURNITURE "The Cerpet House of the South Man jailed for robbery at Raymond Theodore Webster, 21, of La-combe pleaded guilty to a charge of break, entry and theft arising from a robbery in Raymond early in March and was sentenced to two years in the Penitentiary in Prince Albert. Webster was arrested March IS in conection with the robbery at Raymond Motors Ltd. Brian Gary Matthews, 21, also of Lacombe was arrested with Webster. RCMP report some $3,000 was taken in the Raymond robbery. About $1,500 wu recovered when the two were arrested. Matthews apeafed in court in Red Deer on a charge of possession of stolen property relating to the Raymond incident. He pleaded not guilty and the case was set over to April 27. TB fund over top The Lethbridge and District TB Christmas Seal campaign just made it over the $26,000 objective. Lethbridge and area residents donated $26,028 in the 1970-71 camp a i g n compared with $25-119 last year. It marks th* second time residents have pushed over the top of the objective. The Alberta Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association reports that nearly-102,000 Albertans donated $292,000 to the campaign, up slightly from the previous year. ASHPHALT 1 PAVING 2 T0LLESTRUP SAND and Construction PHONI 328-2702 - 3 WELCOME Visiting RANCHERS and STOCKMEN to the More city news on page 25 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX Home Recipe Plan Takes Off Ugly Fat It'� simple how quickly one may lose pounds of unsightly fat right in your own home. Make this home recipe yourself. 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