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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THE LETHBRIDGi NERAIO - Saturday. May 16, 1970 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 bottomt 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 25-lb. bag ........ 1.8S 50-lb. bag ........ 2.95 Free us* of ipreader with every purchase FREDDIE'S PAINT LTD. 16 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5540 prize of $15. Clarence Hunt, a Grade 3 student at Lakeview school 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: MargaTet Keenan, 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; Tanela Ryostcck, Grade 1, Gilbert Patterson; and John Jacohson, Grade 3, Central. In the poster contest, sponsored by the College Mall Merchants Association, the winners were: Grades 4-6- first, Marilyn Michelson, Grade 5, HEINITZ PRINTERS & STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th Sf. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS  Invitations  Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necessary)  Bride Books  Napkins  Matches * Thank You Cards We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table 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 TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely the monument to honor your loved ones. We will be pleased to assist you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS "We Have Been Satisfying Customers For Over 60 Years" 325 8lh St. S., Lethbridge Phone 327-3920 Central; second, Lavette Czen-ber, Grade 4, Agnes Davidson; third, Beverly Wensveeo, Grade 6a, Central. Grades 7-9- 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 Assc~ Tourist Group Has Name Change 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 the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta, who attended this week's conference in Calgary, says the name chnage reflects major re-struc-turing of the entire organization. , One of the changes involves the setting up of regional offices across the country, one of which will serve Albert* and British Columbia. Elected president for 1970-71 was Lawrie Adams of Montreal, replacing Dalton Waller of Tor-onto. First vice-president is F. G. Brander of Montreal. ciatian and in the form of $25, $15 and $10 gift certificates. There were only two essays entered in a contest planned 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. Accidents Double In March 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 dearths compared to 364 traffic accidents, 68 injuries and one death in 1969. During the month of March, traffic accidents in Alberta to-balled almost 5,000 causing 718 injuries and 23 deaths. One quarter of the deaths occurred within the city cf Edmonton. Throughout the province, March was marked by the continuation of the trend which has seen accidents increasing more than 10 per cent a year. In-juries are already 31 per cent ahead of the same date last year. By the end of the first quar ter 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 rates 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. 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 k. needed to advertise the country's attractions. He also dealt with the development of Canadian tourist attractions, noting that Canadian cities must, in his 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. 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 Apri/. Total construction permits for the month were valued at $1,594,600, including the new LDS Church, at $672,000. Horse Sale May 22-23 The annual Lethbridge spring horse sale will be hskl at the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion, May 22-23. Perlich Brothers Auction Ltd. will be managing the all-breed registered ami grade horse sale, vvilli about 450 horses expected to be listed. Sale time starts May 22 at 1 p.m. with grade horses. Pure-breds sell at 7 p.m- Sale time Saturday is 10 a.m. Horses will l>o arriving from A1 b e r ta, B.C., Saskatchewan, Montana and Washington, and will include performance horses, breeding stock, kids ponies, pleasure horses and ranch horses. WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Machinery-Tractors-Truck* Industrial Scrap-Machinery-Demolition Anything Made of Iron! COPPER - BRASS - RADIATORS - BATTERIES - CAST IRON-Elc. - Truck Leads-Carloads-Truck Scales-Magnet Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North "Scrap Is Our Business" Phone 328-1721 HEADS ACT-W. G. (Bill) Evans was recently elected president of the Associated Canadian Travellers. He is a past-president 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 8,000 ACT members in 48 clubs In Canada. Stop-Smoking Course Tuesday The Lethbridge unit of the Canadian Cancer Sociey, will begin its educational course on smoking and health, in the Gas Company auditorium Tuesday at 8 p.m. The theme cf the four-session program is "SOS," (Save on Smokes-Stop Smoking) and will feature Vh hour sessions, with films and group therapy. To date, the society has SO 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 S p.m. INSURANCE  LIABILITY  BONDS  AUTO  FIRE R0SSITEP AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1PM lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 // You Ask Me.. By Stan Fruet A/fOST 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 if the proper care when flying kites. ', 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 Mm. 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 clanger 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. 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. APRIL WEATHER Month End Mean Highest Lowest Inches Inches Snow Depth Htt Lethbridge Temp. Snowfall Preclp. Inches Sunshine 38.8 66 19 12.1 1.29 - 166.1 Calgary 35.6 62 18 20.0 1.39 - 222.2 Cranbrook 38.7 58 21 4.8 .86 - Edmonton 39.9 59 21 .9 .27 _ 265.8 Medicine Hat 39.8 68 23 6.6 .95 - 171.9 Pincher Creek 35.3 60 12 30.2 2.51 - Red Deer 36.8 62 11 8.3 .68 - N0RBRIDGE MARINE SERVICENTRE 1252 3rd Avenue North lehbrldge, Alberta Phono 327-6960 Now Is the time to bring In your lawnmoweri, boats and outboard* for spring tune up er repairs. JOHN BACEDA YOUR SERVICENTRE FOR. . Outboard. Motors.. t).Boat and Trailer Repairs. Er~^S**,  Air. Cooled. Engines ffc-~�? -J* * Snowmobiles.. All work backed by years of experience - Free pickup and delivery.service... Smitfy's Pancake House Franchise Available Excellent location In Marathon Development in City of Lethbridge to be open about October, 1970. Cash required approximately $30,000. Capital investment returned in approximately four years. For further information please write or phone SMITTY'S PANCAKE HOUSES LTD. 709 8th Ave. S.W., CAIGARY, Alberta. 263-5683 (403) JET AWAY TOURS PRE fllGHT MEETING 4 AIL STUDENTS 0RIGINAUY REGISTERED STUDENT EXPO - JUNE 16 FLIGHT A MEETING FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS WILSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th at 7.30 p.m. ;