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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta YECI D0 BO0" I EJ. Wordalr Sun Toure United Econalr NEW LOW, LOW RATES for further information and bookings contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CINTRS VILLAGE MALI PHONE 3H-3201 The lethbrldge Herald SECOND SECTION Lfethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, March 29, 1971 PAGES 17 TO 28 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LID. Level 7th Street Shopping Moll Lethbridgo, Alberta Phone (103) 328-7411 HOME AND OFFICE SAFES Rabies warning issued in south By RIC SWIHAKT Herald Slaff Writer Southern Alberlans should bs- ware of possibly rabid animals, following the first confirmed case in Southern Alberta this year. "This doesn't mean people should go out and shoot any- thing that says Dr. Bill Dorward, rabies specialist at the federal Animal Diseases Kesearch Institute west of Lethbridge. "If people feel something out of the ordinary is occuring with their pels or if they see a wild animal acting peculiar, they should have the animal checked or the health of animals branch the Canada Depart- ment 01 Agriculture." He said there are five subdis- trict veterinarians in Southern Alberta that the animals can be taken to oi' who can be no- tified. They include Dr. H. L. Lancasler in Fort Macleod, Dr. R. S. Little in Medicine Hat, Dr. W. A. Wickert in Brooks, Dr. R. J. Brewster in Coutts and Dr. C. H. Chapman in Lethbridge. Brain used veterinarians can also be called for assistance. Dr. Dor-ward said the case of the rabid dog in Grassy Lake is a prime example of an action which hampered the diagnosis. He said the dog in question owned by the Joe Sincennes family, was shot in the head dsstroying the brain. The brain is used to confirm rabies, usu- ally the day the specimen is received. If the brain can't be used, the dianostic period is much longer. Tell-tale symptoms of the disease will alert persons to take action, says Dr. Dorward Early action is the one positive way of ensuring that Ibc disease is stopped. Stray In the Grassy Lake incidence the rabid dog was a stray whicl was adopted by Paul Sinccnnes 13, .about years ago. Paul said the family noticix that the dog was acting up kicking in the air and droolin, quite a bit but then it seemex to act normal. Then the dogs behavior detev iorated and it seemed to go int fits. On March 6, Paul's hrothe Laurnt, 12, was watching th dog when she began to growl a the boy. Launit notified hi father and the dog was sho and buried. Common victims Neighbors notified Clarence Kunz, mayor of Grassy Lake that the dog had been shot and at the advice of a veterinarian the dog was taken to a Tabei veterinarian. It was then shipp- ed to the research institute. It's Time Jo Order and traditional EASTER LILY PLANTS home or church Place Overseas Orders Now to Avoid Disappointment! FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th St. South Phone 327-5747 The diagnostic period was tarted March 13 and rabies confirmed March 27. The roglonged period is a result of he brain being destroyed. Dr. Dorward says the dog md cat are the most common abies victims of domesticated animals while the skunk and oyote are the most commonly afflicted wild animals. He says the change in the of the pet is the first symptom noticeable. A normal dog may become shy or a nor- mally shy dog may become un- usually friendly. Drools, bites During this stage, the dogs roice becomes hoarse and its ippetlte diminishes. Soon the dog will begin to vander for miles, drooling sai- va and biting at anything and everything it meets. Paralysis then sets in, fol- owed by unconsciousness and death, about four to seven days after the first symptoms ap- pear. In cats, the symptoms are similar to those of dogs. Symptoms The symptoms of rabies in cats usually appear three to six weeks after a bite from another rabid animal. In dogs, the symptoms may take up to sue months to appear. When a person is bitten by any animal, medical treatment should be sought. If not immed- iately available, the wound should be scrubbed tt> the full depth for 15 to 20 minutes with a strong soap and then an an- tiseptic should be applied. Any animal thought to be infected with rabies should not be touched with bare hands. Tho virus can be passed on through an open wound. Dr. Dorward says any wild animals which appear to be sick or excessively tame should also be avoided with bare hands, Squirrels, chipmunks, gophers and bats often bite children when they try to pick them up. If rabid, the disease would be passed on. Protection Once a human starts to show signs of rabies, treatment is limited, he says. Only one per- son has survived the disease once it has reached the symp- tom stage. Pet owners do have methods of protecting their animals. In areas where rabies exists, dogs and cats should be vaccinated against the disease every year. When the disease is in an area, dogs and cats should not be let loose and all stray ani- mals should be reported to a dog-control or police officer. If a person or animal is bit- ten by another animal, the bit- ing animal should be captured for rabies tests. If the biting animal has to be killed to stop it, the head should not be des- troyed. An animal which has been bitten should be confined. E. S. P. FOX CtrlHied CXntal Mechanic FOX filth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 304 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 CUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mwhank BLACK DENTAL LABg MKKAL DENTAL lower Level PHONE 327-1122 Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. Thun.. Fri. till 9 p.m. YOUR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES KNOW THE THREE SISTERS MOTEL IS THE BEST ACCOMODAT1ON IN THE CROWSNESTI DO YOU? 3 Bisters jllotrl COLOR TV FREE LOCAL TEL CALLS D.D. PHONES ICE ft NEWSPAPER FERNIE'S NEWEST RESTAURANT ADJACENT RESERVE FERN1E 423-4438 Not much help Hurlburt questions boundaries None of the 10 speeds on 15-year-old Gerry Morris- sey's bike are much good him here. The Catholic Central High School student was caught by Herald photographer Rick Ervin at the beginning of what looks like one of those endless mazes, at a coulee east of Indian Battle Park. KEHO REMAINS COUNTY-OWNED South parks to be improved By GREG McINTVRE Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON With a sim- ile no Wednesday, the minister it lands and forests ended 'ears of speculation that the ;overnment might take over Lake 20 miles norlh- ivest of Lethbridge as a pro- 'incial park. However, improvements are store for other Southern Alberta parks in Cypress Hills, Kinbrook Island, Little 5ow, Park Lake and WriUng-On Allan Warrack said in an in- erview that "the provincial jovernment taking over Keho wouldn't expand recrea- ion facilities at all." The County of Lethbridge current operators of Keho Lake Park have a more intensive use of the area, which includes a golf course, than would be supported under provincial parks policy. Dr. Warrack said "There are something like 200 municipal parks in the province and we just can't take them all over. There wouldn't be the diversity there is now if we did." He added, "Personally, I'd rather see that money used to improve Park Lake." The provincial government is currently considering the pur- chase of land to expand Park Lake to the southwest, he said. Park Lake is located about 15 miles north of Lelhbridge. The largest chunk of the million provincial parks budget this year will go to Cypress Hills the largest of Alber- ta's provincial parks, located on about acres of 40 miles southeast of Medicine Hat. While there is BO capital im- provements planned this year, is earmarked for main- tenance and operation and an- other for planning fu- ture expansion and upgrading at Cypress Hills, he said. Writing-On-Stone located 2C miles east of Highway 4 on the Milk River is to be in- cluded in the province's major plan to celebrate the UCMP Centennial in 1974, said Dr. Warrack. Decisions haven't been made yet, but an archeological dig could be undertaken at Writ- ing-On-Stone before construction is done. A possible plan is to resur- rect the rforth West Mounted Police post that once stood at the park, he said. Little Bow Provincial Park 50 drinkers lost licences By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer It's too early to tell whether or not a policy of suspending drinking drivers' licences for 24 hours is having an effect on the number of traffic accidents, the Lethbridge Police Commis- sion was told Wednesday. Accidents are down, but we don't know if the 24-hour sus- pensions are the Chief Ralph "Micbelson said. He estimated that about 50 drivers liavc had their licences suspended for 24 hours for sus- picion of impairment. To the end of February, city police had carried out 28 sus- pensions. Under the Highway Traffic Act, a licence can be suspend- ed for a 24-hour period, if the policeman has "reasonable grounds" for suspicion of ex- cessive alcohol consumption. The motorist under suspicion can appeal the decision by tak- ing a breathalyzer test, but traffic Insp. Bill West told The Herald that since the force slarted the program in August, 1972 only one person out of about 38 has demanded breath test. For the purposes of 24-hour suspensions, police strength is concentrated around liquor out lets, Chief Michelson said. "The whole idsa behind it is to get the guy off the road be- fore there's an he said. "When we took down to the station, he blew .15, (in ex- cess of the legal limit of .08) and we charged Insp. West said. Sven Ericksen, a police com- mission member, said that Liquor Control Board is too .eaient in its liquor licence in- spections. "There are some restaurants n the city where they serve iquor until 2 while leg- ally, they are required to stop serving at 1 a.m.. he said. The commission also accepted the force's year-end financial report for 1972, which showed total expenditures for the year at Salaries accounted for about 87 per cent o! the total police cost, at while automo- aile expenses, including up- p and new purchases, rep- resented an expenditure of 000. Revenue for (he year totalled made up of penalties paid at desk, fines, fHO.OOO; police services, 000; and from other cate- gories. The commission accepted a letter from Provincial Judge C. B. Maedonell commending Const. Doug Harris on his job in handling provincial court. The commission voted to in- clude the loiter in Const. Har- ris' personnel file. STUDIO 'ON FIFTH OVENUE flBTfSTIC WCTOOE .ART GAUERV OPEN DAILY SATURDAY 10-5 710-S AVt S I located in a coulee 13 miles east of Champion is slated 'or a major expansion and redevelopment this year. Plans for I.ittlo Bow include redevelopment of the sewer and ivnler system, roads, paths, landscaping, signs, a cliildren's playground and a boat dock on Travel's Reservoir. Little Bow is badly in need of upgrading due to the heavy use by people from Calgary, Leth- bridge and other locations, said the minister. A study is to be commission- ed this year to determine liow to'improve Kinbrook Island situated at Lake Newell, 10 miles south of Brooks. Large fluctuations in water level in the man-made irriga- lion reservoir create numerous I park problems, said Dr. rack. A lot of work needs to be done at Kinbrook Lsland and we're hoping the study will have some ideas and we can slart development next year." Only routine maintenance is planned this year for other pro- vincial parks in Southern Al- berta, he said. Major provincial parks spending this year is proposed for Aspen Beach near Lacombi and Lesser Slave Lake said Dr. War- rack. By ANDY OGI.E Herald Slaff Writer Only one submission was re- ceived by-the A Iberia Federal Electoral Boundaries Commis- sion at a public hearing in Lethbridge Wednesday. The submission came from Letlibridge MP Ken Hurlburl who, in a letter to the three- man commission, questioned the population size of the new Lethbridge riding. _ The proposed riding has 900 residents making it the largest in population of Alber- ta's 19 new ridings. Mr. Hurlburt said in his let- ter he was happy to have Wa- terton Park and the Crowsnest Pass area and north to the southern outskirts of Nanton in his constituency. But he added: "I realize it is representation accord ing to population, but naverlheless MP can service popula- tion in a city much easier than in the country. "I also question Hit new boundaries as Lethbridge con- stituency is growing and should be well over the popula- tion in four or five years.1' Commission chairman C. C. McLaurin read Mr. Hurlburt letter into the record and add- ed Ihese commenls: The commission in prepar- ing a map of the Lethbridge constituency found it necessary to have recourse to the statu- tory provision permitting an in crease in population beyond the quota (average population) of "In so doing the Taber area which is commercially adjacenl to Lethbridge had to be in eluded in the Medicine Hat con stituency. "Any reduction in lhe .ferri torial limits of the conslituen cy would have presented diffi cullies. The only way in'which the population figure coult have been restricted was by reducing the constituency boun daries and it is obvious that i this had been attempted the commission would have been open to criticism for bringing the boundaries very close t the corporate limits of Lcth bridge. "It is the opinion of the com mission that this constituency represents the area that is with in the Letlibridge commerci; trading zone." The commission met Li Mec icine Hat Tuesday and wil meet later in Grande Prairie Edmonton, Red Deer and Ca! ;ary to hear public opinion en he proposed readjustment of be boundaries. The readjustment, based on he 1971 census, gives Edmon- on and Calgary, which have 52 Jer cenl of lhe population, 10 "eats creating a new riding in Edmonton and two new ridings n Calgary. To do so and to keep Alber- a's representation at 19 seats, he riding of Vegreville in the east-central riding is combined vith Bailie River to form the single new seat of Baffle River. Crowfool in the south is split up among three surrounding constituencies and the giant Rocky Mountain constituency which ran half-way up the wovinces western boundary would be absorbed into four ridings including Lethbridge in south. Alter the hearings the com- mission will make final recom- mendations to Otlawa by July 1. The re-adjusled boundaries then be debated by a ses- sion of Parliament and then the electoral commissions in each province will consider a Han- sard copy of the debates before making their final decisions. The new boundaries could lake effect, under this pro- cedure, as early as next Jan- uary. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODEUING Phone 328-2176 x The Valley sprinkler irrignlion syslem will irrigate up to 250 ceres at a time- without Toborl Besides saving 1imc end labor 1he Valley self propelled irrigation system will give you better grass for cattle grazing and increased yield potential for your Available now at IRRIGATION DIVISION 236 36th STREET N., LETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-3357 ART DIETRICH DfNTURE CII.NIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 522 Slh S. Phono Nursing home plan discussed An application for a nursing home at Taber was referred Wednesday to the planning committee of the Lelhbridge General Auxiliary Hospilal and Nursing Home District Board. Spring Season Opening Golf Special! 7-PIECE GOLF SET Men's right or left (land Ladies' right hand Cameiot golf cart by Bag Boy Golf bag 3 belli Pkg. plastic ieei Mfg. Sugg. List 96.95 SPRING SPECIAL 69.95 Call Sports 327-5767 DOWNTOWN COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 Celebrate Your P_vs Special Occasions at Ericksen's! and This Friday and Saturday Evening 'THE SUNSET 4' 8 to 12 p.m. No Cover Charge Phone 328-7756 for Reservations THE OLD THAOfnON OF latnily ;