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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ft - THI UTHMIOQI NIRMD - Totidoy, Marcli 30, 1971 30-days grace on licence While midnight Wednesday la the official expiry date for 1970 licence plates in Alberta, motorists have one more month in which to buy and install new plates without penalty, according to L. T. Millard, manager of the Lethbridge motor vehicles branch. "Motorists have until April 30 to put on their 1970 plates," Religious players here Friday BRIDGE REPAIRED - Repairs to the bridge on Highway 3 over the Oldman River west of Lethbridge were completed Monday. Ted Lawrence, city engineering director aid this morning only the painting of the new section remains to be done. The repairs cost slightly over $2,000. The bridge was damaged late last fall when a truck involved in an accident ran info the railing. A religious musical  drama entitled I Wonder will be staged in the St. Augustine's Parish hall Friday at 8 p.m. Presented by the Agape' Players of Miami, Florida, the drama portrays situations in a college class room with a professor and a number of students who do not believe in God. The Agape' Players is an interdenominational troupe of 25 college-age young people. Their performance is accompanied by a piano, flute, guitar and percussion. Choir plans Messiah numbers Southminster Senior Choir will be presenting part 2 (Passion) and part 3 (Easter) ;of Handel's Messiah, Pain: Sun. day, April 4, at 3 p.m. Soloists will be soprano Katie Johnson, contralto Mary Thomson, tenor Walter Goerzen and bass Peter Hunt. Director of music for the production is Wilfred Wool-bouse. Cadet news Navy League Wrenette Corps No. 26 will parade this evening aboard the ship, 10th Ave. and 17th St. S. at 6:45. New recruits are welcome. Mr. Millard said "after which they are liable to a $10 voluntary payment fine." However, a motorist driving a vehicle without current plates after April SO involved in an accident or fails to pay his line, is subject to a court appearance. In court he may be fined up to $100, jailed up to 80 days, or bo*, on conviction of a first offence and for ail subsequent offences may be fined up to $500 and jailed for six months. In addition, a oar with expired plates parked on a public street after the deadline is liable to be towed away and the owner required to pay both the towing charges and a ticket. Sales of new licence plates in Lethbridge so far this year continue to lag behind last year's totals by more than 1,-000 unite. Up to noon, Monday, sales of all classes of p 1 a t e s totalled 11,805, compared with 12,886 at the same date in 1970. Mr. Millard said he had no explanation of why the si of plates is down so significantly locally unless it could be blanid on the "general state of the economy." Zone drama in Coaldale The Southern Alberta zone high school drama festival will be held in R. I. Baker School in Coaldale Friday at 7:30 p.m. 100 Copies $3.30 plus tox t>^ ,K >\ ^ : HitII Bull sale this week in Pavilion The annual Lethbridge spring purebred bull sale will be held Thursday and Friday in the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. There are 301 bulls entered in the sale, including 112 Here-fords and 89 Aberdeen Angus. Showtime for the Hereford* is to be at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, with the sale beginning Thursday at 9 a.m. Showtime for the Angus will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday with the salt slated to start at l p.m. PC meeting Wednesday The federal Progressive Conservative Association has scheduled a public meeting for Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held in the Park Plaza Hotel at 8 p.m. ORAS1 nM - The Lethbridge fire department1 responded to a grass fire near the east end of the CPU high level bridge at 2 p.m. Monday. Apparently a railway work crew had been clearing the area near 1st Ave. S. when the fire went.out of control due to prevailing winds. ' _ ' :' ' ��� ' f OR nAll V INSPIRATION Dial A Thought 327-4581 again before MPC Holiday Inn plans I Federal Progressive Conservative Association Business note Leo Reinbold of Calgary has been appointed sales representative for Canadian Technical Tape Ltd. and will be responsible for sales and service in southern Alberta. Wednesday's meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will have before it a somewhat revised plan for the Holiday Inn to be built in Snop-ers' World. The MPC last week decided the new plan was sufficiently different from the original, which has been approved, that a new application would have to be made. Developer Art Batty told The Herald that the plan meets the requirements for parking facilities and that if the structure is enlarged in the future the parking space will be increased. Adequate parking has bean one of the commission's concerns and some members last week reiterated the MPC's position that parking space be pro-vided for all developments along Mayor Magrath Drive. Because of the changes in the plan, parking requirements have dropped to 386 from 455. The new plan eliminates the top two floors, including a "sky lounge" on the top floor, bringing the total height to 10 stories. An eight - storey tower will be built on a two-storey base. A convention centre, which was to be located above the Glendale Bowl, has been moved to the main floor. Some of the commercial space on the second floor has been eliminated and the swimming pool has been moved so that it can tm either an indoor or outdoor pool, using glass doors. Also on the MPC agenda is an application from- Mount Royal Estates Ltd. for a combination apartment - office complex at 233 13tn St. N. PUBLIC MEETING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 - 8:00 P.M. Pork Plaza Motor Hotel EVERYONE WELCOME! Instant Print & Copy Div. 1269 Third Ave. S. Lethbridge Three plays are entered, all from Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale. The event had been planned for the Yates Memorial Centre in Lethbridge but the location was changed when all the plays entered were from Coaldale. Adjudicator will be Alice Polley from Edmonton. The winning play will go on to the Alberta finals in Red Deer May 1 and 2. The three one-act plays are The Still Alarm, Great Smokies and The Man in the Bowler Hat. MODERN TOBOGGAN The moderan toboggan was developed in Canada about 1880. Held Over by Popular Demand Pentacostal Church plans sod-turning RHEA RECORDING STAR J "RUSS MARSH 4 and The Country 3" 1 APPEARING TONIGHT AT THE 1 MINERS1 LIBRARY < 735 13th St. N. m MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS! ^ On April 4, a sod turning ceremony will take place at Lethbridge Pentecostal Tabernacle. A $40,000 extension to the existing building at 520 7th St. S. has been planned for some time, and the ceremony will be attended by Premier Harry Strom, Mayor Andy Anderson, Rev. Carman Lynn, members of the Lethbridge Ministerial Association and the incumbent pastor Rev. W. J. Gamble. The Lethbridge Pentecostal Assembly has a long history in Lethbridge beginning before 1919, through the efforts and interests of one of its earliest workees Rev. Charles M. Neve. In 1919 Rev. W. E. McAlister came to pastor the assembly, followed by his father Rev. J. McAlister. In 1920 the noted evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson was invited to hold a campaign in Lethbridge and the invitation was accepted. In order to accommodate the crowds which attended from as far away as Prince Rupert, and Winnipeg, the curling rink was rented for the occasion. This effort spurred local attendance on and made it necessary to secure a larger hall. In 1922, the old Presbyterian church, which after the move of this denomination to larger quarters had served for a time as a courtroom, was purchased by the assembly. It was here the congregation worshipped for a time until the present building was erected on the site. In 1923 Rev. J. Saunders came to Lethbridge, intending to stay only for the weekend, but was so intrigued with the j area, remained for four years. j On Saturday and Sunday evenings an open air service was held where the National Store now stands. Attendance at these meetings was so great police officers warned that they could only allow a certain number on the streets and in the area as they were impeding traffic. During those early days, many outstanding conversions took place. Among them were some of the infamous Picarello gang. These men operated one of the worst bootlegging organizations in western Canada, operating a fleet of 21 Buicks, running contraband liquor from Lethbridge down to Colorado. Rev. C. Scratch followed Rev. Saunders in 1926 and remained until 1928. In 1929 Rev. C. Nelson assumed the pastorate and it was in that year that he launched the radio broadcast - The Sunshine Evangel Hour. This has become one of the longest continual broadcasts in Canada. It has run for 42 years, the broadcast now being given Sunday evenings instead of the morning. The following have pastored the church in the years that have followed: Rev. G. A, Bombay, Rev. J. Cooke, Rev. A. A. Lewis, Rev. G. W. Allen, Rev. J. H. Hazlett, and Rev. W J. Gamble. It was during the ministry of Rev. J. Cooke that the present church was completed. The lower part of the building was commenced under Rev. Bombay, and the educational unit during Rev. Hazlett's ministry The sod - turning ceremony will take place at 3 o'clock April 4 and the public is cor dially invited to attend the ev ent. Think a bit about Alberta. Think a bit about'Blue'. And smile. ;