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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Tutiday, May 5, 1970 THE LETHMIDGE HERAID 17 FRIENDSHIP CENTRE OPENS Rose Yellow Feet, director for the Lethbridge Friend- Centre unlocks the doors for the first friendship centre for Lethbridge. The 'hours as indicated are from 10a.m. to 12 noon and to p.m., six days per week. The centre will be closed Sundays until further notice. The friendship centre is just that. A place for people of all colors, creeds and religions to gather for informal discussion, relax- qtion or games. The location of the centre is 1st Ave. and 5th St. S. in the former Tria- non Dance Hall. '____________________ Improvement Can Be Made Council Told In Report Special Committee To Study Cultural Field Lethbridge is in a sound cul- lural development position, but improvements can be made in most city' agencies and groups involved, according to a report received by city council Mon- day evening. The report was prepared by Max Gibb, the Alberta depart- ment of youth's recreation con- sultant. Council directed Mayor Andy Anderson to appoint a special committee to study the report and return to council with re- commendations which could be implemented by January, 1970. The report-recommends that the proposed position of cultu- ral development superintendent for the city be established as part of the parks and recreation department, with special consi- deration to allow the cultural superintendent to act freely within terms of his position. It says the Yates Memorial Centre has been used success- fully by community groups in "a most comprehensive manner (at) reasonable rental rates but use of the centre and its staff as an educational (school) aid can be substantial- ly expanded." Mr. Gibb suggests in the re- port that a complete review be made to assess the successes and difficulties, of the present Yates Centre administrational structure. He says general administra- tion of the building is effective, but for efficiency's sake the Yates administrator's duties should become part of the spe- cified duties of the proposed su- perintendent of cultural develop- ment. The Yates staff, the report says, has worked "considerably in excess" of the normal work week. Mr. Gibb scored the Yates set- up in two areas: publicity and workshop space. An active publicity campaign is needed, he said, to encour- age broader use of the centre and show people what facilities are available. "Urgent consideration must be given to providing an adequate workshop area if (community theatre) activities are to con- tinue and he adds. "It would be preferable if this area was adjacent to the Yates Centre. He lists nine schools involving about 700 students, and 11 com- munity groups involving about the same number of people as regular users of the theatre's "inadequate" facilities for set construction and painting, "and we can expect an ever-greater growth." The facilities have been used to a far greater extent than was envisioned during the initial planning of the centre, the re- port says, but it "has not yet reached its full potential as the cultural hub of Lethbridge. Mr. Gibb's report touches on a number of other cultural seg- ments of Lethbridge life, and recommends a full-time secre- tary-manager for the Allied Arts Council "to ensure that a con- tinuing and progressive program is a constant reality." It suggests that cultural activ- ities in the city's school systems are governed by the ability and availability of qualified teaching personnel, and "where there is talented and enthusiastic lead- ership the quality, enthusiasm and participation of the students is outstanding." However, Mr. Gibb says, "I have not seen one school dram- atic production in seven years that was more than mediocre. The three high schools have all produced musicals or variety shows involving a large number of participants. "What is needed is an avenue for talented students to achieve superior standards from this basic he says. Forest Wardens Plan For Displays In conjunction with National Forest Week, to May 9, mem. bers of Lethbridge two Junior Forest Warden's clubs will pre- sent a display on conservation and fire prevention in the Col- lege Mall throughout the week. They will be identified by their red shirts and hats. The Junior Forest Warden Clubs are sponsored by two parent bodies, the Alberta Fish and Game Association and the Independent Order of Forest- ers. Under the direction of the department of youth for Alber- ta, the local director is Milo Barf us. The program consists of training in wildlife, good-sports- manship, conservation and for- ests. Boys nine years of age and up are encouraged to partici- pate. There is also a division of in- terest to girls. They are called Forest Guards and follow much the same program as the boys with the same age priority. The University of Lethbridge has a "fledgling" drama so- ciety that "is progressing thanks to the dedicated work of its di- rector (Brian Tyson) but suffers somewhat from haying to deal in raw arriv- ing from high school with no training in dramatic technique." As major contributors to the various arts in Lethbridge, Mr. Gibb mentions the Oldman River Potters Guild, the Lcthbridge Sketch Club, the Handicraft Guild, the Copper Enamelling Club, Uie Lethbridge Musical Club, Overture Concert Series, University Music Series, Regis- tered Music Teachers' Associa- tion; The Lethbridge Symphony As- sociation, Jolliffe Dance Ac- ademy, Playgoers of Leth- bridge, Our Town Workshop, Lethbridge Musical Theatre, the Alberta Dance Festival and the Kiwanis Music Festival. "There is a great need for a progressive degree of co-oper- ation between Mr. Gibbs concludes. "In this context every group must be prepared on occasion to sacri- fice some autonomy for the good of the community or re- gional cultural development. "Future development of cul- tural growth will depend to a large degree on fte adaptibility and compatibility of all cultu- ral agencies in the city." Council News In Nutshell City council Monday filed a letter from the St. Michael's General Hospital requesting to cover its 1969 operat- ing deficit. The St. Michael's board of directors now ap- proach Health Minister James Henderson for permission to levy a supplementary hospital tax similar to the one set In the Lethbridge Municipal Hos- pital district for the same pur- pose. If permission is granted, the hospital will receive from the city a 72 per cent share amounting to about three- fourths of a mill. The remain- ing will be received through a smilar supplemen- tary tax levied against other communities in the Lethbridge M u n i c i pal Hospital District, since they are also served by St Michael's. Tlie General Stewart Branch No. 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion was given permission to use Henderson Lake for the Le- gion's annual fishing June 6. Authority was also granted for operation of a mo- tor" boat for safety purposes. The derby is open to anyone in the community ages 16 and un- der and 65 and over. The Playgoers of Lethbridge, who will represent Lethbridge at the Dominion Drama Festi- val in Winnipeg May 18 to 23, were given a grant of by city council to help with ex- penses. It was noted DDF will pay for only 24 cast members but the group will take 30. Aldev- mar. Vaughn Hembroff said the extra cast members were necessary for the production of the show, and the was little enough since the players are putting money and time put themselves and in turn giving Lethbridge national recognition. CBC-TV crews visited the city recently to film Hostage scenes and some local color. Council gave permission to the B.P.O. Elks Lethbridge Lodge No. 37 to stage the 42nd annual Elks Carnival Sept. 11 and 12. City council Monday en- dorsed a declaration from the Victoria, B.C., city council which supports federal govern- ment legislation extending Ca- nadian territorial waters to 12 miles from the present, three, and establishes a zone stretch- ing 100 miles off-shore from the Canadian Arctic mainland and islands of t h e Arctic Archipel- ago, in which Canada would claim authority over shipping for pollution control purposes. Council will send Prime Min- ister Trudeau a letter support- ing his government's legisla- tion. A tender from Smith Bros. Motor Bodies Ltd. for for a truck body with aerial boom and bucket was ap- proved. The tender met all city specifications. Funds for ac- quisition have been provided in the 1970 budget. A tender by Gillett Construc- tion Ltd. for for renova- tions to the city hall basement vault was approved Monday ri.ght. Furds for the work have been provided in the 1970 bud- get. One other bid was submit- ted, higher. The H. K. Porter Co. (Can- ada) Ltd. was awarded the con- tracts for and to supply 70 transformer of 25 KVA and 6 of 37% KVA respectively. Government and commer- cially licensed vehicles will have to pay per year for parking meter permits; The price is effective Jan. 1, 1971. Mayor Anderson declined a free permit when it was sug- gested by Alderman Bex Little. Tenders for cable and wire, required for all types of in- stallation in 1970 were awarded to two companies. Phillips Cables Ltd. will supply and Northern Electric Co. will supply worth for street lighting, traffic control, new subdivisions and house connec- tuns. Funds are provided in the 1970 budget. Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd. was awarded a tender for to supply street lighting equipment. Canadian Westinghouse Co. Ltd. was awarded a tender for and Mackay-Morton Ltd. was awarded a tender for for simih'ar equipment R. L. Brews and Son Ltd. was awarded the tender for to supply seven three- phase Padmount transformers. Delivery date for the trans- formers is satisfactory as they are required for school addi- tions and commercial construc- tion now under way. Funds have been provided In the 1970 Electric department budget. Leonard E. Rook was hired as weed inspector for 1970. Mr. Rook will be paid a salary of per month for five months starting May 11. He has com- pleted the first year of a two- year course at the Olds Agri- cultural College and the related training he has received to date qualifies him for the duties of the position. At the request of city Polio Chief James Carpenter, city council amended a traffic by- law changing from two days to seven days the length of time for payment of a traffic tag. The amendment brings the by- law into conformity with the regulations under the Highway Traffic Act. The amendments to the schedule are to permit the issue of traffic tags for additional offences to those al- ready covered by the bylaw. Coneeo Equipment Ltd. was awarded the tender for pur- chase of a mechanical street sweeper for This was the second lowest bid but due to a return of already paid as interim rent, the re- maining price to be paid is 850. JOTTINGS Four Lethbridge residents were among the more than distributors at the recent llth International Convention of the Amway Corporation. 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