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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta A revamping of the Canadian Travel Association begun last year culminated this week in a change of the organization's name to the Travel Industry Association of Canada. Frank Smith, manager of tSie Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta, who attended this week's conference in Calgary, says the name chn-age reflects major re-structuring of the entire organization. One of the changes involves the setting up of regional offices across* the country, one of which will serve Alberta and British Columbia. Elected president for 1970-71 was Lawrie Adams of Montreal, replacing Dalton Waller of Toronto. First vice-president is F. G. Brander of Montreal. Accidents Double In March John Fisher, Canada's centennial commissioner in 1967 and now head of a public relations firm in Toronto, told the convention that while Canada has done a good job of tourist promotion, more money is needed to advertise the country's attractions. He also dealt with the development of Canadian tourist attractions, noting that Canadian cities must, in Ms opinion, develop more open green areas. One of the main features of our cities that can lure visitors, he said, was that the level of air pollution in most of them was still lower than in American cities. One of the programs outlined at the conference was one whereby visiting families could make arrangments to stay with a Canadian family. The plan has been in operation in eastern Canada and has been tried out in Medicine Hat. Mr. Smith says the local association intends to take a close look at the plan, with a view to implementing it in the city. You Ask Me.. By Stan Fruet TVIOST accidents could be averted if people would take a little time to. learn a few simple rules and use a little more sense in applying them. With the warm weather upon us, a perfect example is the proper eare when flying kites. 1, Despite annual warnings a number of adults as well as children are hurt or killed each year while flying kites. Last spring a young Canadian father was teaching his three children to fly a kite in their backyard when the string came in contact with a high-tension wire, electrocuting him. The string he had unfortunately chosen to use was of plastic-covered metal. Loss of life is too high a price for a careless move. No other warning has been given more publicity than the danger in using metal or tinsel cord in the construction of a kite. Just how important this has become is apparent when you take a look out the window at the sky over our modern world. It is cluttered with high wires, radio and televison aerials and electric signs. The use of wire or metal on a high flying object is foolhardy. ? ? ? CONTEST WINNERS - Left, top to bottom: Esther Wirzba, Clarence Hunt and Kenneth Dionne receive their awards from Police Chief James Carpenter in the Letters to the Chief contest Right, top to bottom; Mayor Andy Anderson accepts award from Optimist Club member; Grades 4-6 poster winners, Grades 7-9 poster winners; and honorable mentions in the Letters to the Chief contest. Police Week Winners Honored Canadian Police Week concludes today and the winners of special contests planned for Lethbridge students during police week received their awards Friday night. In the Letters to the Chief of Police contest, sponsored by the City Police Awards Fund Board, Ester Wirzba, a Grade 2 student at George McKillop school, was awarded the first ELEPHANT BRAND 16-20-0 FERTILIZER 2Mb. bag ........ 1.85 50-!b. bag ........ 2.95 Free use of spreader with every purchase FREDDIE'S PAINT LTD. 816 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5540 prize of $15. Clarence Hunt, a Grade 3 student at Lakeview schcol received the second prize of $10 and Kenneth Dionnel a Grade 2 student at Assumption school received the third prize of $5. There were seven students who received an honorable mention and a prize of $1 each. They were: Margaret Kcenan, Grade 2. St. Patrick's; Lorrie Popp, Grade 2, St. Paul's; Gayle Hiscocks, Grade 2, Lake-view; Michael Ferguson, Grade 1, Lakeview; Gary Norton, Grade 1, St. Patrick's; Tancla Ryostcck, Grade 1, Gilbert Paiterson; and John Jacobscn, Grade 3, Central. In the poster contest, sponsored by the College Mall Merchants Association, the winners were: Grades 4 - &- first, Marilyn MicheJson, Grade 5, Central; second, Lavotte Czen-ber, Grade 4, Agnes Davidson; third, Beverly Wensveen, Grade 6a, Central. Grades 7 - d- first, Shirley Hartfelder, Grade 7, Allan Watson; second, Kathy Michelson, Grade 8, Hamilton; and third, Cindy Young, Grade 8, Gilbert Paterson. The awards in the poster contest were compliments of the College Mall Merchants Asso- ciation and in the farm of $25, $15 and $10 gift certificates. There were only two essays entered in a contest plamned for students in Grades 10, 11 and 12. The Optimist Club of Lethbridge gave a special award to the city for reduction of crime during the past year. Mayor Andy Anderson was on hand to accept it on behalf of the citizens of Lethbridge. In March, twice as many people were injured due to traffic a c c i dents in Lethbridge than in the same period of 1969. As a result of 120 traffic accidents in March, 1970, 36 people were injured compared to 17 injuries in 102 traffic accidents in 1969. In the first quarter of 1970, Lethbridge recorded 349 traffic accidents, 74 injuries and no deaths compared to 364 traffic accidents, 68 injuries and one death in 1969, During the month cf March, traffic accidents in Alberta totalled almost 5,000 causing 718 injuries and 23 deaths. One quarter of the deaths occurred within the city cf Edmonton. T h r o u g hcut the province, March was marked by the continuation of the trend which has scon accidents increasing more than 10 per cent a year. Injuries arc already 31 per cent ahead of the same date last year. By the end of the first quarter of 1970, 67 people died in traffic compared with 63 last year. Previously, the cities of Alberta have always enjoyed relatively lower deaths and injury raftes than the rural areas. However, as speeds in the built up areas continue to climb, both legal and illegal, accidents of a much more serious nature are occurring more frequently in urban areas, according to a release from the Alberta Safety Council. J F 4 HEINITZ PRINTERS & STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations  Announcement* (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Books  Napkins Matches  Thank You Cards We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Tnfale Place Cards with each Orderl FREE CUSTOMER PARKING FINISH HIGH SCHOOL AT HOME IN SPARE TIME If you are 17 or over and have dropped out of school, write for FREE LESSONS and FREE booklet - tells howl THE FASTEST AND MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO GET A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. Prepare to write Dept. of Education or College Entrance Examinations. For free book "How to finish High School at Home" NAME ........................................... ADDRESS ......................................... NATIONAL COLLEGE (ALTA.) 424 6th Ave. S.E., CALGARY PHONE 262-4867 A CANADIAN SCHOOL III' \ l|-S SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY hooso wis mcnt to honor your love '�i NEW NUDGES OLD-The spread of Lethbridge resulted in this interesting picture at the southeast area of the city. Modern houses, backed by an eight - storey apartment, for the backdrop for a dilapidated wagon of yesteryear. Statistics from the engineering department at city hall show permits were issued for a $65,000 apartment building, a $27,000 duplex and 20 homes valued at $434,000 during April. Total construction permits for the month were valued at $1,594,600, including the new LDS Church, at $672,000. Hoi se lay Sale 22-23 e monu ones We wi to assist you e please LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND WORKS We Have Been Satisfyi n 325 For Over Lethbri Years ustomer Phone 327-3920 The annual Lethbridge spring hcrse sale will be h2kl at the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion, May 22-23. Perlich Brothers Auction Ltd. will lie managing the all-breed registered and grade horse sale, with about 4no horses expected to be listed. Sale time starts Mav 22 at 1 p.m. with grade horses. Purely reds sell iX 7 p.m. Sale time Saturday is 10 a.m. Horses will bo arriving from A 1 b e r ta, B.C., Saskatchewan, Montana and Washington, and will include performance horses, breeding stock, kids ponies, pleasure horses and ranch I horses. NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Machinery-Tractors-Trucks Industrial Scrap-Machinery-Demolition Anything Made of Iron! COPPER - BRASS - RADIATORS - BATTERIES - CAST IRON- Etc. - Truck Loads-Carloads-Truck Scales-Magnet Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 4* Scrap If Our Buiineit if In addition, the atmospheric electricity that may accumulate in an exposed wire of several hundred feet creates an extremely dangerous electric force. In conversation with a city police official recently, I was offered the following recommendations to anyone flying a kite. Fly your kite in a safe area - select a level, open space where the wind has a chance to level off and blow steadily. Keep away from electric wires and poles, buildings, street and highway traffic, ditches, electric signs, railroad tracks, construction sites, reservoirs, and radio and television aerials. Fly your kite only in dry weather. A wet string can be a conductor of electricity; wet shoes on wet earth increase the danger by enabling a charge to be grounded more readily. ? ? ? Never climb a tree or pole to retrieve a kite from an overhead wire or roof. It is better to lose a kite than risk your life. Notify your .local electric company if a kite becomes tangled in their lines. Use a string that is considerably stronger than the kite's .estimated pull, but not one made of wire or tinsel cord. Accidents which happen during the course of hazardous work are a part of life but even most of those could be avoided with safety sense. But to have someone seriously injured or killed during such a happy pastime as kite flying is really a sad situation. HEADS ACT-Wt G. (Bill) Evans was recently elected president of the Associated Canadian Travellers. He is a past*prcsident of the Calgary club and has served as Canadian vice-president for the Alberta region. He is now a member of the Edmonton-south club. There are 6,000 ACT members in 48 clubs in Canada. APRIL WEATHER Lethbridge Calgary Cranbrook Edmonton Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Red Deer Mean Temp, 38.8 35.6 38.7 39.9 39.8 35.3 36.8 Month End Highest Lowest Inches Inches Snow Depth Hr� Snowfall Preelp. Inches Sunshlnt 66 62 58 59 68 60 62 19 18 21 21 23 12 11 12.1 20.0 4.8 .9 6.6 30.2 8.3 1.29 1.39 .85 .27 .95 2.51 .68 166.1 222.2 265.8 171.9 Stop-Smoking Course Tuesday The Lethbridge unit of the Canadian Cancer Soriey, will begin its educational course on smoking and health, in the Gas Company auditorium Tuesday at 8 p.m. The theme of the four-sessdon propratm is "SOS," (Save on Smokes-Stop Smoking) and will feature Wz hour sessions, with films and group therapy. To date, the society has 50 persons registered, with places for about 20 more people. There is no charge for the sessions. The remaining three sessions will be held May 27, June 10 and June 15, all at the Gas Co. auditorium and all at 8 p.m. N0RBRIDGE MARINE SERVICENTRE 1252 3rd Avenue North Lehbrldge, Alberta Phone 327-6960 Now is the time to bring In your lawnmowors, boats and outboard* for spring tune up or repair*. JOHN BACEDA �A YOUR SERVICENTRE FORi .Outboard.Motors. . .Boat and Trailer Repairs. .Air. Cooled .Engines Snowmobiles. . AH work backed by years of experience - Free pickup and delivery .service... Smitty's Pancake House Franchise Available Excellent location In Marathon Development in City of Lethbridge to be open about Octo-1970. Cash required approximately $30,000. Capital investment returned in approximately four years. For further information please write or phona SMITTY'S PANCAKE HOUSES LTD. 709 8th Ave. S.W., CAIGARY, Alberta. 263-5683 (403) Jibuti �. u , JET FLIGHT TOURS MEETING All STUDENTS ORIGINALLY REGISTERED STUDENT EXPO - JUNE 16 FLIGHT A MEETING FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th SCHOOL 7.30 Tourist Group Has Name Change ;