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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta A review Chorus conductor skilful singer too Budget backtracking divides city council By PAT ORCHARD The Lethbridge Symphony conducted by Walter Goerzen and accompanied by Ruth gave its final concert of the season at the Yates Memorial Centre Monday evening to a crowd of about two hundred persons. The program began with a concert version of selections from Gounod's opera Faust. The chorus sang with a wide dynamic from a practically inaudible pianissimo to a full-blown fortissimo. The women tended to be a little tremulous in the quiet but for the most part their tone was unfailingly warm and their diction excellent. the atmosphere conveyed was one of artificiality. In order that vocal chunks from an opera such as Faust be elevated to the realm of the one needs a type of theatrical performance which unfortunately these singers are not yet capable of producing. Mr. and Mrs. Kaufmann went on to Sing a duet from Verdi's opera ballo in The Kaufmanns both have beautiful which they used with sensitivity and intelligence. I did feel that Mr. Kaufmann had a tendency to and did not establish character as clearly as his wife did. But his ability to light up the words with the implied facial expressions did much to enhance the performance. The duet was most enjoyable. The highlight of the evening was Mr. Goerzen's tender and pliant rendering of die feme by Beethoven. Our conductor has already distinguished himself in Lethbridge as a both in oratorio and in opera. Needless to we welcomed the opportunity of hearing him perform some Lieder Mr. Goerzen was in excellent voice and' managed to handle very skilfully the related and developing tempos of the six poems so exquisitely knit into one by Beethoven. Mrs. Goerzen's accompaniments were well judged and sympathetic throughout. The second half of the program began with a woodwind quintet comprised of Walter Falk Sandra Weaver Brian Thorlacius Lorraine Boughen and Tom Last They performed two Voxman Koepke's and the Rondo from Beethoven's Quintet in E flat. Although Mr. Voxman is obviously a vigorous composer of other men's his compositions were intelligent -and deft. The players blended happily and apart from some rough spots in the their distinctive woody timbre was delightful. I do hope this quintet will be encouraged to perform again. The sparkle of Lehar's magical entertainment was glowingly caught by Mr. and Mrs. as they went on to sing solos from 'Shoen ist die of and The latter performance was accompanied by Mr. Blech The evening concluded with choruses from Die Fledermaus. The singers did not conjure up the atmosphere of Strauss's comic yet one could not fail to be charmed by the performance. the latter three desert never walk and Mendelssohn's praise of were the usual makeweights for the miscellaneous recitals from which Lethbridge has suffered for so long. Mr. Goerzen is to be congratulated for his enterprising with its variegated pattern of musical entertainment. Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff accused some of his fellow city council members Monday of lacking the guts to stick by earlier council budget decisions. He made his charge as council deliberated on a request by the Lethbridge Society fbr Meals on Wheels for reconsideration of a council decision which resulted in its budget being chopped from to voted against cutting the preventive social services the deputy mayor once having done it becomes established council principle and we should live with agree that Meals on Wheels is one of the finest organizations in the but I'd rather work for it myself than go against our Odds against LCC using Sportsplex Hope for the Lethbridge Community College's use of the Sportsplex facility has almost dwindled but LCC's board chairman is still convinced there is a slight possibility co operative use can be accomplished. Th'e college board of governors received a letter from the city Monday that to make it pretty darn clear that they are not interested in our co- in the use of the Sportsplex Bob Babki said in an interview today. But still believe in trying to work something out because I believe it is the right way to he maintained. The college administration and some of the other board members believe the letter from the city provided the final blow and are prepared to investigate the cost of constructing their own facility. C. D. Stewart called a press conference today to explain the college's attitude and the alternatives it may now take. Kiwanis club to offer 3 scholarships The Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge is establishing a scholarship fund to encourage Lethbridge high school students to attend the University of Lethbridge. The club announced today that it will offer a scholarship valued at next fall at each of the three high schools in the city to aid three students Dtnul Mechanic CLIFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL SLDC. Lower PHONE 327-1122 Cornwall 4-cup HOT POT Boils 4 cups of water in just 5 minutes. Super Special 6 49 Call Housewares 327-5767 Downtown entering first-year studies at the U of L The club decided to offer the scholarships to assist the U of L in its efforts to attract more students to its says the Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge president Tom Cuthbert says the awards are a of our support for the U of L's contribution to the quality of life in our The under its new scholarship will pay the university tuition fees rather than just turn the money over to the student and not have any control over where it is being Mr. Cuthbert said in an interview. The scholarships will assist the the university and the three high schools by encouraging academic he said. The Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge also provides awards to Lethbridge Community College students and music festival participants under its youth services program. The university tuition scholarships will be offered annually if finances Mr. Cuthbert said in making the announcement. MIKE HANZEL Extra wear For Evtry 371 -7th Street South ready to serve ROLLS -CAKES 'PASTRIES PARTY BARRELS PERFECT FOR GATHERINGS SVEN ERICKSENS iFOOD AND PASTRY SHOPJ 3ZMI61 Dnvi Visitors view dairy operation A group of businessmen from Osaka. tour- ed the Lethbridge Research Station Monday as part of its two-day stay in Lethbridge. The group will tour Saskatchewan- and the Northwest Territories on a Rotary International exchange visit. The six-week visit ends June 12. Park Royal project suffers cut Park Royal's loss turned out Monday to be Glacier Drive's gain. Bob community services told council Monday that if ordered to put the Park Royal green strip program back into this year's he would have to cut a similar project on Glacier Drive. The decision to put off the Park Royal project at a cost of and go ahead with the Glacier Drive project at was made because the dust problem there seems he said. Council earlier heard from a group of Park Royal residents who complained bitterly about the postponing of their which they said had already been deferred from the 1973 budget and had then been promised them for this year by council last fall. The area in said the residents' Ronald is a rapidly deteriorating eyesore becoming an excellent .breeding ground for weeds and also developing into a secondary highway with access to the nearby apartments. At times it forms a quagmire and during dry a dust bowl. He asked why the project was being cut in a completed subdivision when so much more money is being spent on landscaping in West Lethbridge where there are as yet few houses and taxpayers. Recalling that council did make a promise to the residents last Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff moved that the Park Royal project be reinstated and the cut be made elsewhere. It was then that Mr. Bartlett revealed that the only place the cut could come from was the Glacier Drive project. During last month's council council had ordered him to trim from his department's capital expenditures budget for this year This couldn't be done by chopping a few hundred dollars here and Mr. Bartlett said Monday. Mr. Bartlett also pointed out that his department's budget for East Lethbridge this year was actually lower than in 1973 even before council ordered a cut. right to the he said And he reminded council members they had also been petitioned last year by Glacier Drive residents for landscaping their median. But Deputy Mayor Hembroff he still felt Park Royal was more deserving of the project simply because it has been around for 10 years while the Glacier Drive area is only about four to five years old. His went down to defeat with Aldermen Vera Ed Bill Kergan and Steve Kotch opposed. Aid. Cam who lives in Park didn't vote. Macleod to tender sidewalk work FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-3M5 E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. FORT MACLEOD Town council Monday decided to call for tenders on the construction of two blocks of south side of 16th St. between 4th and 5th avenues and the south side of 22nd St. between 5th and 6th avenues. Coun. Ron Tilbe and a town work-nan will walk over every inch of sidewalk in town to determine which areas are ripe for patch jobs. In some other areas of town. Determining Factor In this age of people and indeed advice from those to whom they go lor services of all kinds at our funeral home the professional viewpoint is not an arbitrary thing We consider the essence of service to be a willingness to respect the wishes and desires of those we are to serve. while we give Our families professional guidance from the interview to the final graveside farewell and even if we can be of assistance in any way we firmly believe that their wishes are the paramount and determining in the funeral arrangements. Established 1927 SALMON FUNERALHOME LTD. 327 lOlh STREET SOUTH________________ about one-half a block has been paved and the rest left unfinished. These areas will be studied with a view to completion of the work. we are going to pave them we are going to have to spend about said Coun. Tilbe. Mayor Charlie Edgar drew a number of drainage problems to council's attention. Secretary Roy. White said his own curb was only two inches high and water flowed over it. are not gaining at sai'l Mayor Edgar. are just standing he referring to sidewalks that should have been built and jobs that should have been done but were not because of procrastination and lack of manpower. Mayor Edgar suggested that Coun. Tilbe hire some extra if need and get some of 'these jobs done. But Coun. Tilbe insisted that the sidewalk construction be put out to tender. There is too much in town about odd jobs being contracted without the calling of he said. established he said. we give them their how will we prevent all those others from coming back to Nearly all seven preventive social services projects in the cKy suffered budget cutback after council ordered a cut in PSS funding last month during city budget discussions. Norah president of the Meals on Wheels told council her agency couldn't live with its cut. The cost of meals has she and the agency has increased the number of clients being served hot meals. she its co- the only paid staff was getting a part- time salary for what has become a full-time job. fear we won't be able to keep her at that Mrs. Hawn said. Aid. Bill Kergen said that perhaps the agency's budget had been cut too much and moved that it's allocation be increased by with the city's share coming from the city's contingency fund. His motion won support from Alderman Vera 'Cam and Tom Ferguson and Mayor Andy and passed 5- 3 Deputy Mayor Hembroff's position was supported by Aid. Steve who have established a principle...and we have to Anti-crime tactics mulled Organized crime is a reality in Western Canada but it can be kept to a minimum through efficient police work This is the purpose of a criminal intelligence conference held Monday and today at the Holiday says Brian Calgary city police chief and member of the information committee for the conference. Chief Sawyer said Monday's discussions dealt with commercial fraud and white collar crime. conference is confidential in he not confidential in broad About 40 persons are attending the including representatives from all major municipal police forces in Western Chief Sawyer said. Also participating are members of the Ontario and Quebec provincial police forces and experts from RCMP headquarters in Ottawa. stick with it or throw it all out the door and start all over this line of thought was questioned by Aid. who remarked that in his six years on council he's observed that if people come to council often enough and long council usually gives in and gives them a few dollars. why we have the contingencies he said. This provoked Deputy Mayor Hembroff to were we so foolish then to tell the community services director to cut and then not have the guts to stand by 2 weeks of burning allowed A moratorium on the open burning ban will be instituted May 7 to 19 inclusive. City council voted unanimously for the spring clean-up burning period Monday. A bid of for the Scenic Drive overpass structure construction was accepted by city council Monday. Poole Construction Ltd. will build the overpass as part of the 6th Avenue S. bridge project. The contract was the last major one to be let for the bridge scheduled for a December completion. City council Monday approved a contract to bring the Ice Capades to the Canada Winter Games Sportsplex Oct. 10 to 13 for six shows. A dilapidated building at 308-310 13th St N will be torn down by the city unless its owners can convince city council it should be left standing Council Monday passed a resolution requiring the owners to appear before council June 3 after which an order may be issued for removal of the building. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 DAY A 1 V 1 I'U ind uk 1 L F.T.D. 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