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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta MRS. BERNICE VOTH has just returned from Hawaii. Drop in and enquire about your HAWAIIAN VACATION NOW! ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VIUAGE MAlt PHONE 328-3201 The senior citizens high rise will be a reality by next spring Mayor Andy Anderson told a gathering of senior citizens Tuesday. Montana high school band here An 80-member high school band from Montana will be performing at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Thursday at 2 p.m. The Bozeman High School Band, under the direction of Gordon Wickham, has had top ratings in Montana festi- vals as well as the annual festival at Moose Jaw, Sask. The band will also be per- forming at Canyon Elemen- tary School, Pincher Creek Thursday evening, at Crows- nest Pass Friday morning and at Milk River Friday evening. No admission will be charg- ed at the concerts. Cancer fund drive hits The Lethbridge Cancer So- ciety reported Tuesday a total of has been collected toward its 1973 goal of Only five of 38 rural points have completed their final tabulation of funds collected. When the remaining points report, the society feels it will pass its goal. The reporting rural points have all exceeded their pre- vious years' collections. The society has received from urban mail-ins and in rural mail-in con- tributions and are hoping to receive many more mail-in donations to help the cancer fund obtain its 1973 objective. The Lethbridge business canvass is still S950 short of its objective for 1973, but funds are still trickling in and the society feels it will reach its goal. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BUCK, BUCK DENTAL IAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lower Level PHONE 327-2822 BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. Speaking at the annual ban- quet of toe Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society of Lethbridge at Sven Ericksens Family Restaurant, Mayor Anderson said construction of the apartment next to the new library at 8th St. and 6th Ave. S. will hopefully get under way early in August. Mayor Anderson didn't mention any other details of the building which is now be- ing designed by Lethbridge architects Robins, Mitchell and Watson, but it is be- lieved it will contain 75 units and possibly a drop-in cen- tre. It has also previously been said that a second senior citi- zens apartment is being plan- ned, likely in the phase two downtown redevelopment area, but no official an- nouncement has yet been made concerning it. In his speech to the 260 se- nior citizens at the banquet, Mayor Anderson lauded the accomplishments of the older generation and said Leth- bridge was the envy of every other city its size in Canada. Lethbridge has met the de- sires of all its citizens, he said, and "we've established all the amenities you require and you're not paying any more than people in other cities." The city's tax structure, Mayor Anderson said, is com- patible with the growth pat- tern of the city. "I must admit we're spend- ing lots of money, but we're spending it to the advant- age of the citizens of this he said. President of the Society, former MLA and provincial cabinet minister Leonard Halmrast, told the gathering that senior citizens have ac- complished a great deal over the last few years, largely through the efforts of such groups as the Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society. He also reminded the mem- bers of the weekend confer- ence in Red Deer of the Al- berta Council on Aging. A number of Lethbridge se- nior citizens are expected to attend the conference which will continue the exploration of ways senior citizens can continue to make active con- tributions to their communi- ties. The Pensioners Society also honored some of its own at the banquet Tuesday, present- ing a life membership cer- tificate to William Ryan and an honorary membership cer- tificate to Mrs. Rose Chomiak. Driving Lessons By the Hour Phone 327-1241 ABC DRIVING ACADEMY We pick you up in the city! SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. THURSDAY, MAY 10th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Combination chest of Kodak Veri- fax Copier; Fairbanks Morse fridge; Beatty washer-spin dryer; Good selection cf doors; New 54" box spring and mattress; Chiome table and 4 chairs; Old kitchen china cabinet; Frigidaire dishwashsr; Linoleum; Speed Queen mangle; Beaver table saw h.o. motor; chesterfields and chairs; 2 chests of drawers; Vanity dresser; Com- plete beds; Pop cooler; Set rinse tubs; Lawn Boy power mower; 2x2's: Bicycles; Gas and electric ranges; 2 com- plete toilets; Set longhoms. Suzuki 250 Motorbike Suzuki SO Motorbike Steel Tool Box for Ton Tnick Pole lamp: Barbeque; Coffee table and 2 step tables; Large 20'' fan; Stroller; Large air compressor and tank with h.p. motor; Good pressure pump and tank; Guitar; 2 C.B. radios; T.V. stand; Playpen: Philips tape recorder; 4 small propane bottles: Pipe threader; Small bookcase; Suitcase; 2 kid's car seats; Garden tools; Dishes, pots and pans; Vacuums; Ski rack; Mirrors; Elec. baseboard heat- er; Jack; Trike. 1959 Slndebaker I95S Pontiac 1963 Ford Console 2 Utility Trailers Many More Items Too NnmtToiis To Mention. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 TED NEWBY Lie 41 1920 2nd AVE. S. AUCTIONEERS KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 458 LETHBRIDGI The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge Alberta Wednesday, May 9, 1973 PAGES 17 TO 32 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lowtr 7th Strict Shopping Mall Uthbridge, Alberta Phon. (403) 328-7411 CURRENT STORE HOURS: to Men., Tues., and Frl. Thuri. to Clotvd Saturdays Mayor praises senior citizens Obstacle course It was a case of lunch-later-than-usual or back-to-work-later-than-usual for some motorists during noon-hour Tuesday when this semi-trailer owned by Law Transport, of Calgary, stalled on the 9th St. bridge at p.m. Southbound traffic was tied up for half an hour until the truck was towed away. ________________ MUSTARD, BUCKWHEAT Crop contracts ready A serious lack of mustard and buckwheat stocks in Can- ada has brought a challenge to Southern Alberta farmers to supply the necessary dom- estic and export grain. Both crops have been suc- cessfully gorwn in tha Leth- bridge region and they offer farmers an alternate cash crop, with payment on de- livery. Contracts are now available to producers for brown and Oriental mustard at six cents a pound and yellow mustard at'eight cents a pound. Buckwheat can be contract- ed for S2.50 per bushel. Yields for buckwheat are expected to average 20 bush- els' per acre. Mustard grow- ers received about pounds per acre in the area last year. The companies offering contracts include Alberta Wheat Pool in Calgary, United Grain Growers in Calgary, Demster Agro Ltd. in Leth- bridge, Ellison Mailing in Lethbridge, O'Loane, Keily and Co. in Lethbridge. Milk River Grain in Milk River, Diversified Crops Ltd. in Ed- monton and Pioneer Grain Company in Winnipeg. Dave Durksen, export mar- keting officer for the Alberta government, reports that The Prairies are the main source of mustard production in Canada. Tha majority of the mus- tard production in Alberta and Saskatchewan is grown for export markets in Japan, Kurope and the U.S. Mani- toba grows yellow mustard mainly for the domestic mar- ket, Europe and the U.S. The reason for the push for the crops in Southern Alberta is that all surplus supplies of mustard and buckwheat were sold by the end of 1971. Con- tracting for the 1972 crop year was well behind schedule. Mr. Durksen says it is im- portant for Canada to get adequate supplies of both crops in order to maintain tils established markets. Japan has used Canada as its sole source of mustard and relies heavily on this country for buckwheat for its noodle industry. He says in the face of a world-wide shortage of both crops, contract growers prices have about doubled from 1972. He says that when farmers are planning a seeding pro- gram, mustard and buck- wheat should be given serious consideration to help prevent the loss of traditional Cana- dian markets and to give farmers an opportunity to grow these cash crops. U.S. youth fined for illegal entry CHILDREN'S SPECIAL FOR MOTHER'S DAY A Carnation or Rose 1 Crystal Candy Jar MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Phone 327-1515 A 19-year-old Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, youth who had been deported to the U.S. twice in the past month and a half was fined or 50 days in jail, after pleading guilty to a charge of entering Can- ada without going through a port of entry. Argyll Thomas Countryman was arrested and charged under Immigration Act April 30 in Coutts, the same day he had been deported. Countryman was first de- ported when as an American citizen, he was convicted of a criminal offence (using a forged credit He was deported April 3 at the com- pletion of his sentence and came back to Canada the same day, was-charged, con- victed and sent back. A deportation hearing will be held when Countryman either pays his fine, or serves his default. A 20-year-old Lcthbridge man was fined in pro- vincial court Tuesday after pleading guilty to a charge of possession of one gram of cocaine. Gary Peter Tompkins had originally pleaded not guilty to the charge laid Feb. 4 but on May 1 he changed his plea. Court was told that on Feb. 4 city police met Tompkins as he got off a bus from Cal- gary and a search cf his luggage turned up a small package containing the co- caine. Defense counsel Martin Hoyt told tlje court Tuesday that Tompkins hasn't used drugs for over a week, since lie was prescribed a series of medication by a local psy- chiatrist. Mr. Hoyt said it was the psychiatrist's opinion that a thyroid problem which Tomp- kins was diagnosed as hav- ing could have led to involve- ment with narcotics. Course instructor reformed drinker By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer A man who describes him- self as having been "one of the worst drinking drivers around" is now the instruc- tor for the impaired drivers' course in Standoff. Roy Fox, a native of the Blocd Reserve, says he was involved in several single-ve- hicle night accidents follow- ing drinking sessions. "My vehicle accidents in- cluded such incidents as run- ning off the road and hitting rocks, poles and ditch banks." he said in an interview. "In one two-week period it cost me for auto body re- pairs to my car following sev- eral small accidents." He said he wasn't a hard- core alcoholic because he didn't get shakey if he quit drinking, but the urge to go on a drunk struck him about every three weeks. After taking an impaired drivers' course in Lethbridge he decided to restrict his drinking to his home, but he said even the restricted drinking was causing prob- lems in his family life. Mr. Fox, also counsellor with Kainai Community Ser- vices, has stopped drinking altogether and is now devot- ing much of his time to con- vincing others that drinking and driving is a dangerous combination. The impaired drivers' course is sponsored by the attorney general's depart- ment with the support of the department of highways and is co-ordinated by Mr. Fox. Jail terms and fines ha- ven't been effective as a de terrent for the drinking driv- er so the course was design- ed in an attempt to change the habits of problem drink- ers through education, he said. The course was originally set up for people convicted of driving while impaired, but it is also open to other mem- bers of the driving public. It is hoped that the course reach drivers before they are charged by the po- lice for impaired driving since one out of every three people convicted of impaired driving has been in an acci- dent, Mr. Fox said. Most of the students in the course are there on referrals from various district courts following an impaired driv- ing conviction. In the last two courses at Standoff there were 40 refer- rals from the courts includ- ing both white and Indian convicted drivers. Only 20 of the 40 drivers completed the first two courses, but those failing completion are given a chance to participate in the next impaired drivers' course tentatively scheduled to be- gin June 19. If a convicted impaired driver takes the course, the courts are usually more le- nient and the driver's fine is reduced substantially. A representative of tha Crown, an RCMP officer, a member of the department of high w ays, an insurance agent, an alcoholism and drug commission member E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 CANADA'S FINEST COLD FUR STORAGE Call 327-4348 for Rapid Pick-up CANADIAN FURRIERS Paramount Theatre L.C.I. GRADS 73 COLOR PORTRAIT SPECIAL Two 5x7 6.89 Mounted "CAPS AND GOWNS SUPPLIED" A. E. CROSS STUDIO 3284111 710 3rd Ave. S. 328-022J and a provincial judge act as guest instructors for the course. The drinking driver is def- initely a problem on the re- serve, but the magnitude of the problem isn't any greater than anywhere else, he said. Liquor was involved in 59 per cent of all reported Blood Reserve motor vehicle acci- dents, according to statistics of the attorney-general's de- partment. Liquor was also involved in all motor vehicle accident deaths in the past year involving people from the Blood Reserve, according to the statistics. Kainai Community Services are also planning a driver training course for Blood In- dians and it is expected to be offered in their native tongue. The course is being design- ed because of an ever in- creasing number of people on the reserve being charged with operating a vehicle with- out an Alberta driver's li- cence, said Mr. Fox. The driver training course should be under way some- time this summer, he said. Local tourism given Tourism in southwest Al- berta will receive a provincial grant the third largest of 14 tourist zones in Alberta. A grpt. the larg- est in the province's history, was announced for the 14 zones Tuesday by Bob Dow- ling, the minister in charge of tourism. Mr. Bowling, in making the announcement in a news re- lease, said the province spent million in promotion of tourism during 1972 while visitors pumped about million into the A1 b e r ta economy. Frank Smith, manager of the Southern Alberta Travel and Convention Association, said the provincial grant will allow the local zone to do an adequate job for the first time in years. John Neal, president of the local zone board of directors, said "the increased grant in- dicates the gover n m e n t's pins awarded Three five-year awards from the provincial govern- ment were given to senior executive members at the Ju- nior Forest Wardens parents night Tuesday. Receiving the five-year pins were Gertrude Pohn. George Pohn and Ralph Larko, all of Lethbridge. The three each, served on the senior council of Junior Forest Wardens for at least five years. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phona 328-4095 faith in local communities to do the job.'' The grant to the local zone 1 which extends from the High River area to the United States border and half way east to Medicine Hat is up about over the past two years. It will help with the zone's budget, which is to in- clude an extra six weeks and longer hours for the two tour- ist information centres in Lethbridge. The centres, one at Hen- derson Lake and the other at Brewery Hill, will open May 15 and close at the end of September. Last year they opened June 1 and ran to Labor Day, Money will go toward 000 zone maps to be distribut- ed within the region and 50.- 000 brochures promoting the human and natural history of the area to be distributed outside the area. Looking for Mother's Day Gifts? Se Hoyts for Great Ideas WOODEN CHEESEBOARD 0.98 With see thru cover. ONLY ____ MAHOGANY HANGING MUG RACKS Hangs 10 mugs. ONLY ,79 Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN See Camm's now for the largest selection ever of Summer Sandals Ideal for your Graduation or for cool comfort all summer long. White Sandds With regular sole. Several styles 1o choose from. Platform Several styles to choose from. The Bark Look by WILD WOOLtEYS As shown in Dark Brown, Amber, or White with inch platform tale. See us for a selection of DR SCROLLS EXERCISE SANDALS Ses the "New Look" in HUSHPUPPIES Open Thurs. and Frl. Until p.m. 403 5th Street S. SHOES ;