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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, May 5, 1973 Soaking it Jip RICK ERViM photo This long hpe of lovelies ore getting o head start on %un tans as they lie on the rocf cf the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital Nurses Residence. With the coming of the warm weather to Southern Alberto, such sights will become more common. New faces for Shrine Circus By BERMCE HE RLE Herald Staff Writer The only old act is the eie- pbanis. The 1973 Lethbridge Shrine Circus is featuring 20 new acts June 4 and 5 at the Lethbridge Exhibition Grounds. The Hubert Castle Interna- tional Circus of Texas will present four shows, two eacn day si 4 and R p m. Admis- sion is S! foi children and S3 tor adults Bert Ecc'es, circus chair- man, sajs all of the acls are entirely different from last He said the Hubert Castle company is booked by Shrin- er's Clubs all over North America and will be arriving in Lethbridge after perfor- ming at Calgary-. "Approximately chil- dren will receive free ticket? io the show that have been oonated by Lethbridge and district Mr. Eccles said. He explained that this ap- plied only to children up to Grade 6 in Lethbridge and surrounding areas "The Hubert Castle Inter- national Circus company put. on a good show and a clean show. Their animals are always clean. Some shows don't look after their animals but this one Mr Eccle? said City mar convert fleet The city is considering an offer from Canadian Western Natural Gas Ltd to convert some of its venicles to run on natural gas. The gas company already operates several of its own vehicles here on natural gas which is said to reduce erating costs to about one- third that of vehicles using conventional fuels. Conversion units cost S600 installed, but Canadian Western has offered to buy them back at a reduced cost if the cify decides it doesn't want them after a one-year trial period. One or two vehicles would probably be used for the trial if 'he city goes for the deal. Another advantage of using natural gas is that it is much cleaner burning. producing less air pollution and adding to engine and exhaust sys- tem life. Chief disach antages a i e that a compressor station is required, and range of vehi- cles on a tank of gas is only 80 to 120 miies Canadian Western has a compressor station here used IT: the fueling of natural gas vehicles, but the city would also have to build one if it v as to convert its entire fleet to r.HwUrPl gas Vehicles that are convert- ed to natural gas can still inn on gasoline. In fact they then have a dual fuel sys- tem and can change from to the other at the mere flip of a switch. Last year approximately people attended the Slmne circus. Mr. Eccles the people especialh the kids seemed to like the animal acts best Pie said last year the dogs vere beau- tiful and went over well. Tne animaJ acts for 1971} include Arabian hordes, pon- ies, monkey? and dogs per- forming together, trained but untamed lions and tigers and several huge Iware Other acls feature an equil- ibrist from Spam, perform- ances on the aerial motor- cycle, acrobats performing in high stilts and a trapeze artist doing his act with no hands and standing on his head. .Jack circus publi- city chairman, said a1! the acts will be perfo-rned out- side in front of the Exhibi- tion grandstand will a bear- ing on how many people at- tend but the shov. gees on regardless of the weath- he said Clare Waddell. president of the Lethbridge Shriners said the money raised by the cir- cus is used to transport crip- pled children to and fiom hosoitals. Processor, Horner differ on Peace rape seed plant 21 WEST LOTS SOLD FRIDAY Twenty-one lots were sold in West Lethbridge Friday, including We to a Calgary developer and five to a Leth- bridge builder. "It looks good. We're quite said city property administrator Tom Band, who is handling the sale. The last time the city put west side lots on sale last fall, they got less than six option agreements before the sale was called off. But sales were a good deal brisker this time with 11 lots in the stage one subdivision and 10 of the more expensive lots in the stage two area ad- jacent to the planned park and lake being picked up. The sale will continue at city hall on the same first- come-tirst-served basis until all the 108 lots currently be- ing offered are gone The city Itself will build on seven of the lots, putting up show-homes to illustrate the designs purchased from a Calgary architect and the cluster concept in which the houses are grouped around a public open space. People waiting Friday to put down their money on a west side lot seemed gen- erally enthusiastic about their choice to go across the river. "There's going to be some inconveniences at first but it seems worth 'said Mrs. Elaine Oliver, who with her husband were among the first in line when the sale started at 10 a.m "We've seen Lake Bona Vista in Calgary and if the city can build a lake devel- opment like that, it will be terrific for she said. Another couple in line said they were attracted by vi- sions of plenty of open pas- ture land nearby. They had lived in a new subdivision in Calgary previously and said they really liked it. A local mortgage lender, who purchased two lots, pre- dicted the west side will move slowly this year, but next year it will take off. Serviced lots in West Leth- bridge sell for to S125 per front foot, depending on lo- cation. Lot sizes range from 58 feet to 80 feet although there are some 45-foot lots available for duplex con- struction. Auto clean-up proposal to face council Monday A suggestion that a policy with some teeth in it to at- tempt clean up of junked and abandoned autos on private property in the city be devel- oped will be before council Monday The suggestion comes from City Manager Tom Nutting, who says in a submission to council: "I frankly think that something should be done as an effort to prevent neigh- borhood deterioration and un- sightly auto hulks from being scattered all over some of the proper- ties Mr. Nutting says, if council j-i desirous of seriously at- tempting the clean-up of junked vehicles on private property a policy can be de- veloped in co-operation with the city police that will pro- Thief jailed A 29 year old Calgary man was sentenced to two years less one day after ha pleaded guilty Friday in dis- trict court to a charge of theft of about from Thrift way Pharmacy, 702 13th St N 19 Gordon John Ramchuk look the money from the slore office while he was waiting for his brother who was having a prescription filled, court was told He then took the money and stashed it behind a wail a: the El Rancho motel where it was found by police and an employee at the mo- tel. Richard Simms, several hours later. Ramrhuk was arrested the same dav. for equitabihty of en- forcement on a systematic basis throughtout the city. issue had previously come up at council in con- nection v.ith complaints about miked autos on a properly on Scenic Drive Council will also ba asked give all three readings to a bylaw setting the 1973 tax rate at 73 mills, approve a bylaw authorizing borrowing of for the Sports- piex development and to okay more flexible Lethbridge development con- trol guidelines than those originally proposed. A letter complaining about the killing of the beavers in the Oldman River at Indian Battle Park and another let- ter from a farmer complain- ing that his land has become a second city dump since the city began operating the sanitary land fill next to his property are on the agenda Tne farmer alsa says he has to put up with disposal trucks depositing refuse from city packing plants on land adjacent to his, and threatens legal action unless the land- fill is moved and packing plants required to install proper equipment to dispose of their refuse within six months. Other matters of business coming before council in- clude bylaws to amend the service charge bylaw and the public cemeteries by- law The sewer bylaws particu- Urly affect the nine maior industries in Lnhbridge and have a letter bsfore council sajing they are not totally in accord with the re- visions and ask that third reading of the bylaw be de- ferred. Indian media staff worked through money squeeze By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer The staff of the Indian News Media based m Carri- ston were commended Fri- day for keeping Kainai News and Blackfoot Radio opera- tional during a three-month period of financial difficul- ties in the past fiscal year Staff members worked witho ti t financial remimera- tion even though they were offered the opportunity to lay off work until the grants were received. Frances Weasjl f a t. acting executive oirector of the Indian News Media said. Speaking at the third annual meeting of the Indian media in Standoff, Mrs. Weaselfat said the media is funded by provincial and fed- eral grants and each year due to changes in govern- ment, portfolio cnanges and policy changes, it is neces- sary for the Indian media to acquaint itself with the nex' personnel before the gran's are approved Man-in Fox, president of Mian News Media, also ap- plauded the efforts of the when he they cis- played a dedication to serve their people even in times of crisb. Mr Fox said both levels of government are increasmgh aware of the importance of oommunica 11 o n programs and they are presently in the process of establishing a communications policy for Indian media There have been several consultation meetings be- tween the governments and the native people with re- gards to the over-all policy and the Indian News Media should know hov it will be affected by the new polio this summer Mr Fox pleaded with nstive people to support their news media in a positive way rather than negatively com- menting "the paper is no good He suggested n a 11 e s Miould throw on the switch and let their organization benefit from the light they haw in them II people don't to con- tribute in a positive manner, "than let's turn our member- ship cards and he haul Caen Ely, editor of Kainai News, says the bi-monthly paper ceased giving free sub- scriptions to all Blood Indian householders after receiving complaints suggesting Kainai News was too Blood Indian orientated The result has been a de- crease in subscriptions bu! she said it does not mean people don't buy the paper localise more copies are now being sold on a single issue basis Kainai News grossed 792.62 during the past fiscal >par without the services of an advertising manager Mr. Ely said advertisers have been very receptive to- ward buying space in the pa- per and it is hoped a salas manager will be obtained to crcourage local and national advertisers to buy space. Djnng the second days ac- tivities of the annual meet- ing today it was to be pro- posed that members of the Indian News Media be in- eligible to become a member of the society's board of di- rectors if they hold office in another native organization The two-day meeting will up tonight with a ban- quet and pow wow. Members of the head table will include representatives from most of Alberta's re- serves, Harold Cardinal. president of the Indian Asso- ciation of Alberta. Linda White, representing Alberta's Metis, Alberta minister re- for northern af- fairs, Al Adair, and Larry of tlie Alberta Na- tive Communication Society. Floyd Westerman, a SiOux from the Sisseton reserve in the US will speak about the Knee issue and oth- er North American Indian current issues. By RIC SW1HART Herald Staff Writd If the proposed rapeseed crushing plant at Sexsmith does go ahead, it will be in the face of a great over ca- pacity of processing facilities in Canada, according to a Lethbridge official. High Michael, president of Western Canadian Seed Pro- cessors Ltd. in the city, Can- ada's largest rapeseed pro- cessing plant, told The Her- ald he seriously doubts if the proposed plai.t will ever be built. He said farmers in t h s Peace River district don't know anything about the competitive aspect of rape- seed, or how much mr.iey and sen-ices are needed to support such a plant He said mHion doesn't go very far in a crushing plant. Dr Hugh Horner. Alberta minister of agriculture, said in a telephone interview this morning that Mr. Michael may know more than he doss, adding "but he shouldn't stert to kncck the comne.ii.iiin Mr. Michael had said the establishment cf a crushing plant in Sexsmith wouldn't af- fect Western Canadian Seed Processors because none of the local plant's raw ma- terial comes from the Peace River district He added that if the p'ar.t was built, it wouldn't be ab'e to get much of the domestic market. "We stiff com- petition Irom the already-es- tablished plants in Canada." Dr Horner said according to his information, the plant is on schedule. He said there is no government money in the plant although the A'lber- ta government will guarantee loans for farmers wanting to join a co-operative which will own 30 per cent of the com- pany Many of the centres in the Peace River district have? been arguing lor the past months about the location of the plant. Many farmers feel the plant isn't centrally lo- cated. Terry Nugent, president of the Northern Alberta Rape- seed Processors Ltd.. report- ed that the plant would be built in Sexsmith according to a feasibility plan which was drawn up for the company. Dr Horner said he was happy with the announced plans" of the company. "We need a strong group of pro- cessors in Alberta, not under the control cf one company, to continue a strong market- ing thrust in he said. "For too long now we have been shipping raw grains when we should have been shipping processed grains." Dairy loans planned Alberta dairy farmsrs will te allowed a il2.000 interest- free loan under the new pro- vincial dairy policy to be an- nounced shortly, The Herald has learned Dr Hugh Horner, Alberta agriculture minister, said in a telephone interview Friday that the province is stepping up activity to help assure that producers will be able to maintain their participation in the national milk and milk products supply. .Albetta has entered the na- tional milk market share t-uota sjstem and presently is the third largest producer of milk behind Ontario and Que- bec Within the next few years, each province will be allotted a quota of milk to supply within the framework of the rational a :d international needs produced by Canada. If the province can't maintain that production, part of the guota will be allocated to c her provinces. Since prcduction in Alberta has been dropping slightly, the province instituted a dairy cattle purchase program. The province is now buying dairy cattle frcm Ontario and Que- bec for Albeita producers. Dr. Horner said this isn't going to be enough "We have to encourage people to milk cows And to do this, Dr Horner has introduced a new dairy policy which includes the new- credit clause. The guaranteed loan will be used to expand and up- grade milking facilities in general, he said. Irrigation expert leaves Lethbridge The continuing role of gov- ernment in the irrigation in- dustry will be to service more acres with the same amount of water, says an irrigation specialist Stan Noreika. who with Cy McAndrews of Edmonton ori- ginated the irrigation exten- sion branch of the Alberta Department of Agriculture in 1950, has worked with irri- gation farmers in Southern Alberta since then Under the recently tarmed irrigation dixision with headquarters in Leth- bridge, Mr. Noreika has bssn irrigation specialist tor the Lethbridge area. Effective July V. he will become irrigation and con- servation spscialist tor all of Alberta mrth of Claresnoim and Brooks. In taking the new position in Calgary, he will work pri- marily with irrigation farmers the Western Irrigation District and with individual irrigation projects as far north as the River district He will also work ciOsely with dryland farmers who need assistance in learning how to conserve moisture for crops and livestock. The irj-ial work done by Mr Noreika was to each parcel of land in South- ern Alberta to determine the number