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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD -Money V By Trave City council last night awarded an interim grant ol to the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta and will consider the remainder of its request Mav 11. Mr Smith said that for Tuesday, May 5, 1970 r gently N 1 Associat association to do a proper job in promoting Lethbridge and south Alberta as a tourist centre in 1970, the money must come before the end of the month. He told council the association did not receive any Ion sidiary grants from the city other than the for 1969 and out of this grant the city was paid more man for rent of an office in the city hall annex. Alderman Steve Kotch said Frank Smith, manager of TCASA, and Mrs. Kitty Dun-lop, TCASA secretary, have worked the past six weeks without pay, with the bank balance for the association only about Council took into consideration that TCASA was in the process of paying off a debt incurred by the past two organizations that had the job of promoting Lethbridge. The majority of the debt, about is owed to Lethbridge businessmen, and Mr. Smith believes TCASA will finish 1970 debt-free. Mr. Smith said TCASA expects an increase of 30 per cent in the tourist trade for southern Alberta in 1970. "For every tourist dollar spent, is added to the Gross National Product of Western he said. He added that in 1969 Lethbridge received from conventions and this sum is already surpassed this year with slated for the 1D70 season. "Given adequate finances, this figure can easily be increased he said. "With figures like these, the association can make a strong representation to the (Alberta) minister of industry and tourism, Ray Ratzlaff, for more government support." He added the tourist industry was the largest dollar earner for Alberta in 1969. With TCASA's tourist zone approximating the trading area for Lethbridge, the city would benefit from any advertising done by the association. He said some of the expenses incurred by the association are for preparation of convention centre advertisements and a folder listing locations and services Lethbridge can provide for the U1C HEAD R. B. (Ber-nie) Gibncy was installed Monday as director of the Unemployment Insurance Commission office in Lethbridge. UIC regional director K. C. MacLcan of Winnipeg attended the brief ceremonies at the local UIC office. Mr. Gibney joined the commission in 1954 in Regina and was manager of the Yorkton office before being transferred to Lethbridge. He replaces Hugh Campbell, who has been appointed acting director of the UIC o'ffice in Edi Of Those Most adult education programs that are offered in Alberta must pay for themselves, which often puts them beyond the reach of people in the lower income brackets. This was one of the main items of concern to about 50 delegates at the Alberta Association for Continuing Education Conference held recently in Banff. Ron Con, representing the department of the secretary of state, voiced concern about the fact that courses in English designed for new Canadians are often too expensive. Other topics of concern to the delegates included the lack of programs designed specifically for women and possible overlap in the courses offered by the various institutions. Keith Robin, director of continuing education at the Lethbridge Community College, said the conference was designed as a means of providing an inventory of adult Sa In Lowei programs for the Task Force in Life-Long Education, which is part of tire Worth Commission on educational planning. The conference took the Out 0} r Income of a written submission to the commission. Mr. Robin, was the general chairman for the meeting. Dr. Glen Farrel and Dr. H a r o 1 Reach Group Baker of the University of Saskatchewan acted as consultants to the conference and were responsible for presenting a final wrap-up. Turnii] Sod-turning ceremonies will be held Thursday morning by Swift Canadian Company Ltd. [or its new Lethbridge plant at 43rd St. and 2nd Ave. N. Attending the ceremonies will be Mayor Andy Anderson For Swift's W. A. Mill, executive vice-president of the company. An announcement out of Ottawa is expected Wednesday morning on Swift's application for financial aid from the federal government through Regional Development Incentives Act. A meat-packing plant with related facilities is expected to be built on about 31 acres owned by the company, although the actual size of the development is not known. Symphon Are By HENRY WAACK The concert by the Leth-bridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the Yates Memorial Centre Monday night provided many musical moments, but for the most part the performance of both groups fell far short of their potential. The program consisted of three motets, The Hymn Of Praise by Mendelssohn, Jesu, Priceless Treasure by Bach and Psalm 150 by Sehutz. The chorus was accompanied by the orchestra in the Mfendel-ssohn work, with Wilf Wool-house conducting both groups. The chorus gave us some pleasant sound, but the balance between orchestra and chorus made the words hardly distinguishable. There was some good work in the woodwinds, but generally the orchestra proved too powerful for the singers. Throughout the performance there was a struggle for rhythmic unity and near the Motets pointing there were a few moments when the two groups became completely disjointed. Soloist Anne Rogers, a newcomer to Lethbridge has a pleasing soprano voice, but encountered intonation problems in the upper register, possibly because of the difficulty in penetrating through the orchestra. Another soloist, tenor Walter Goerzen, gave a well controlled performance. His fine tenor voice cut through the orchestra like a beacon in the night. His was a very musical performance and certainly 'the highlight of the evening. A duet by Evelyn Mills and Mary Thomson was capably sung, but again most of the words were lost. The Bach motet fared considerably better. This was conducted by Thomas Layers, with Mr. Woolhouse at the oigan. There was a much more satisfactory balance here. The final motet by Sehutz was conducted by Thomas Lavers, with Mrs. Rogers at the organ, accompanied 6y an eight member brass choir. This generally had more style and feeling. There was some good work from the brass, particularly the trombones. There was some rhythmic instability, but over all this was1 the most satisfying of the three Give It was announced today that Mayor Andy Anderson, has made a donation to the Friends of the University of Lethbridge. The announcement, was made by Leo Singer, chairman of the Friend's board of directors. Mr. Singer pointed out that Mayor Anderson has shown much more than an official interest in the development of the university, having devoted many hours of his own time to Salary on the Board of Governors and the Senate. Mayor Anderson has asked that the money be used to assist students in need of To Fund cial assistance. The represents the' total increment to the mayor's salary for this year. U] Officials of the Alberta and Saskatchewan carpenters unions will be in Lethbridge Thursday to talk with local union members about newly accepted medical benfits, union life insurance and forthcoming wage negotiations'. Edward Zachario, president of the Alberta and Saskatchewan fund administration service, Al Heidebrechd, secretary cf the Alberta council of carpenters and Jack McNeil, president of the Alberta council of carpenters, will attend To Meet meeting at 8 p.m. hi the Lethbridge Labor Club. All union members are 'asked to attend. Di Wildlife I Proposed provincial legislation governing the use of wildlife areas was discussed at last night's meeting of the Lethbridge chapter of the Alberta Wilderness Association. President Byron Rutt pointed out to the 20 members present that Bill 106, which was tabled in the legislature during the last session, does not provide for hunting in wilderness areas. It does allow for the recovery of minerals and the building of pipelines in these areas. It was decided copies of the bill should be obtained and each member should come to the next meeting with specific suggestions regarding these two aspects of the bill. Tentative plans were made for a submission to the provincial legislature before the next Rulings A letter urging the setting up of an environment council in Lethbridge was read by Joan Puckett. The proposed council would co-ordinate the activities of all groups interested in the pollution problem. It is being organized by Mrs. Puckett, acting as a private individual, rather than as a member of the wilderness association. Copies of the letter have been sent to about 100 organizations in the city. An organizational meeting is expected to be held later this month. A nominating committee was also set up to be responsible for compiling a list of nominees for positions oh the new executive. Elections will be held at the next meeting, June 1, in the Kate Andrews of L Reps In Toronto For Meeting Three representatives of the University of Lethbridge are in Toronto this week attending a workshop on curriculum innovations in arts and science. Martin Oordt, assistant professor of English and Colloquium Coordinator, Dr. Jim Penton, assistant to the Dean of arts and science, and Colloquium student Morgan Gadd will introduce the University's Colloquium program at the workshop with a video film Heads Council Mr. John Moreland, Wren-tham, Alberta has been named chairman of the newly-formed Alberta Advisory Council on Health Services. J. D. Henderson, Alberta health minister, announced that the advisory council will be working in the following areas: to advise the minister with respect to concerns of the general public in the field of health; submit proposals on ways the department of health can best meet present needs; examine existing services and aid in new areas of need; act in a liaison between the public, the minister and his. department. Fine Kenneth Hippka of Picture Butte was fined plus costs in magistrate' court Monday after pleading guilty to two charges involving liquor. Mr. Hippke, was checked by Picture Butte RCMP the evening of May 2; and found to be in an intoxicated state while in control of his motor vehicle. More Gty News Page ADVANCE LUMBER BUY ONE GALLON AT REGULAR PRICE-GET THE SECOND FOR BUY ONE QUART AT REGULAR GET THE SECOND FOR Sale Starts May 6th-Ends May 16th All First Quality Paint Regular Almatex Paint Line! 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