Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY For your Summer Holiday Requirement* Contact Ui For Accomodation, U Drives, Tour* , For information and reservation* contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184 The Letlibridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, May 18, 1971 PAGES 13 TO 24 It'* a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE Mgb fried Ijtijfo* (Special Price* on Bulk Order*) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 $32,600 summer program back in Budget approved: mill rate of 68 By HERB JOHNSON Herald Staff Writer City council Monday approved an $8,158,000 1971 operating budget as recommended by the budget committee, with one exception - the $32,-600 community summer program was reinstated. Inclusion of the program, which had been deleted last week by the budget committee, does not affect the mill rate (set at 68 mills) as the money is to come from the contingency fund. The budget lists $90,000 for contingencies. Ice facility sure RIVULETS - As the snow comes down off the mountain (in liquid form) and the- animals go back up, Waterton lakes National Park comes to life. The Chief Mountain border crossing and the golf course are already operative and the townsite campground will open Thursday, as will the information bureau. Other opening times for park services are June 4 for the town swimming pool and June 11 for the Crandell Mountain, Cameron Lake and Belly River campgrounds. RCMP on duty at Waterton The Waterton Lakes National Park detachment of the RCMP opened for the season May 15. Two constables are currently on duty with plans for the addition of two more constables by mid-June. MIKE HANZEL EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR 317 7th STREET SOUTH Until last fall the Waterton Lakes detachment had been operational on a 12 - month basis. The decreased need for the RCMP policing in the winter allowed the responsibility for the park to be transferred to the Pincher Creek detachment for the winter months. 3,135 SCOUTS Total boy scout enrolment in Southern Alberta this year is 3,135. This Week Enjoy Everyone'i Favorites! ALBERTA ROAST BEEF 0N-A-BUN 1705 Mayor. Magrath Drive Location Onlyl PHONE 328-7752 Visit the COLONEL TAKE HOME # Kentucky Fried Chicken # Potato Salad # Cole Slaw # Macaroni Salad # BEAN SALAD SVEN ERICKSEN'S FINE FOODS ft PASTRY SHOP 2 LOCATIONS Cor. M.M. Drive, 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-8161 e 1705 Mayer Magrath Drive Phone 328-7752 Plans for new ice facilities in Lethbridge, submitted to the budget committee last week, were formerly approved by city council Monday. As proposed by an arena development committee headed by Alderman Vaughan Hembroff, the plans call for a community ice centre with seating for a maximum of 600 Cardston woman is killed GREAT FALLS (Special) -Mrs. Karen Ackroyd, 27, of Cardston was dead on arrival at Columbia Hospital Sunday, following a one-car accident on Interstate Highway 15 south of the city. Montana State Highway Patrol reported Mrs. Ackroyd had apparently swerved to miss an object on the road and lost control of her car which overturned in a roadside ditch. Mrs. Ackroyd's 2% year-old son was held in the hospital for observation and has been released. A coroner's inquest was held at Great Falls, but the findings have not yet been disclosed. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Chris-tensen Salmon Funeral Home of Lethbridge. Council meets on plan for Holiday Inn City council met in closed session Monday and will hold another closed meeting Wednesday to try to resolve problems which have arisen with the Shoppers' World Holiday Inn plan. A closed session is one where the public, including the press, is not allowed to attend. Council called the special Wednesday meeting so that a detailed report by the city solicitor can be prepared. Developer Art Batty met with council Monday and is expected to be present for Wednesday's closed session. It is not known specifically what problems have been en-countered, although Mayor Andy Anderson said there were "technical difficulties with our bylaws which I think can be resolved adequately." Council's decision will be made public after the matter has been thrashed out behind closed doors. Bus passes A total of 2,831 free bus passes have been issued to senior citizens in Lethbridge since last fall. The passes are available to persons over 65 who have lived in the city for one year or more. FOR YOUR FURS NEW YORK FURS. 604A 3rd Ave. S. � Phone 327-3276 _ persons to be built near the Henderson Ball Park in 1971. A major arena facility capable of accommodating junior hockey is to be deferred until 1972. The Lethbridge Community College, the student's union at the college and any other interested organizations may be brought into the plans for this arena. An enclosed pool in north Lethbridge, in the capital budget for 1972, is to be delayed until 1973. Alderman Vera Ferguson expressed her concern about the future of the pool, saying she did not want to see it suffer the fate of the city's long-delayed new library. She also wondered if the suggested approach might not fragment the efforts within the community to get a major arena built as soon as possible. Aid. Jim Anderson assured her that the community rink, needed even before the Lethbridge Arena burned, was the correct approach to take in meeting the most pressing needs at the present time. All the evidence pointed to a need for more recreational skating space, he said. Both Aid. Hembroff and Aid. Steve Kotch said that if the city gets organized now, a major facility could be in operation in 1972. Reinstatement of the program, which was opposed by Aldermen Vera Ferguson and Camm Barnes, came after a representation on behalf of the community summer program committee and some spirited debate. Aid. Barnes said if cuts had to be made they should be made in the program and not in the maintenance of the park system. This had been the decision of the budget committee, he said. Aid. Ferguson added that local children are "not living in a ghetto" and wondered how far the city should go in providing activities for them. Her main concern she said, was for the man who has to pay the taxes. Several aldermen echoed Aid. Vaughan Hembroff's comment that the city had always prided itself on providing opportunities for its children. The summer program is a 'people project," he said, and people are more important than things. The blame for the severe cuts in the city portion of this year's budget was laid at the feet of the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital and the provincial government by Aid. Jim Anderson. He pointed out that council had chopped four mills from the original 27.9 mills estimated for running the city and stated that the city was, in effect, "picking up the marbles" for those agencies whose requisitions had increased significantly over last year. He said he did not feel the people of Lethbridge should have to suffer for the actions of others. The LMH requisition, over which the city has no control, increased to $302,600 this year from $56,700 last year. It accounts for 3.3 mills as opposed to 7-10 of a mill in 1970. The requisition was approved by the province. Education adds 38.3 mills to the total, compared with 37.1 last year. The Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital adds 8-10 of a mill; the health unit 1.3 mills and 4-10 of a mill goes for planning costs. In achieving the mill rate of 68, council made cuts in expenditures and added revenue to come up with $370,000 adjustment on the original estimate of $8,393,000. The garbage service charge is to be increased by 50 per cent effective July 1. The new rate of $1.50 a month for resi- To study hotel offer A proposed gift to the city by Peter Zoratti of the Lincoln Hotel is to be studied before city council makes any decision on accepting or rejecting the offer. Offered to the city as a youth hostel, the hotel is to be inspected to see if it can be made acceptable for use as far as the city's building and fire codes are concerned. A preliminary report sug gested it was questionable if the hoatl could be used over a long period without considerable expenditures. Alderman C. W. Chichester said the city's building department could accurately assess the costs that might be involved in possible repairs to the plumbing and wiring, plus installing another fire exit. dential service will bring in an extra $40,000. The transit system is to cut the after 10 p.m. service and seek out new charter business. There will be no firehall in west Lethbridge this year. About $74,000 will be saved in salaries and uniforms. The snow removal budget was cut to the point where only $4,400 remains for snow removal up until the end of December. Footage item tabled After considerable discussion city council Monday decided to table for further consideration the matter of how to go about implementing an $11 per front foot increase in servicing charges. The increase to $50 from $39 was passed two weeks ago and went into effect immediately. Council Monday had before it three letters from local house builders asking consideration of special circumstances, cases in which deals for new houses were affected by the increase. There was also a letter from the Lethbridge House Builders Association stating that there had been insufficient notice of the increase and that it had come at a "most inopportune" time. Council first discussed a motion by Alderman Vaughan Hembroff that the city manager prepare a more equitable method of implementing the new charge. Aid. Hembroff said there should be some latitude in cases where deals had been made based on the old service charge. This motion was defeated, with only Aid. Joe Balla and Vaughan Hembroff voting in favor. Aid. Jim Anderson suggested cue solution might be to set a date after which the new charge would be in effect. This, he said, would be fair, but ex- pensive as far as the city was concerned. He added that the reason for the quick passage of the increase at the last council session was that there were some large subdivisions involved that the city would have to underwrite at "considerable expense" under the old rate. A report tabled May 3 by City Manager Tom Nutting showed costs to the city in several subdivisions running at about $50 per front foot for services, while the city was recovering only $39. The report suggested an increase to $50 or $55, in areas where there were development agreements in which no price was mentioned or where the city wished to extend services. Council also approved a list of priorities for servicing of subdivisions prepared by the land sales committee. A total of 10 projects are set out in order of priority. Also approved was a cut-off date of Oct. 31, beyond which no applications for servicing involving capital expenditures would be accepted. This would allow better planning for the following year's projects by the city administration. At Calgary festival Standing ovation for Anne Campbell By JOAN BOWMAN Staff Writer Lethbridge choral director Anne Campbell received a standing ovation Friday night in Calgary for consistent winning performances by three choirs she directed at the Calgary Music Festival. The choirs - Teen Clefs, Anne Campbell Singers and Southminster Junior G i r 1 s' Choir - took 11 of the 12 classes they entered. They received marks of 90 and -91 in eight of the competitions Mrs. Campbell, who normally asks a choir member to go on stage to receive a winning certificate, was invited to do the honors for one class by adjudicator Lloyd Bradshaw of Toronto. She accepted the certificate, but was unaware of the standing ovation as she talked with the adjudicator. After congratulating her, Mr. Bradshaw suggested Mrs. Campbell turn to- Car flips, youths hurt Two city youths were injured in a single-car accident Wednesday on Highway 3 west of Lethbridge when the car they were in overturned. Larry Guenther, 17, and Anthony Topolinsky, 19, both of 744 12th St. N., are reported in satisfactory condition in Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. Mr. Guenther suffered a broken ankle and Mr. Topolinsky, a dislocated shoulder. The mishap occurred about 7:30 p.m. Clea up continues The city's spring clean-up campaign moved into the area east of Mayor Magrath Drive and south of 1st Ave. S. Monday Now several days behind schedule, the campaign is expected to move to the north side, west of 13th St., later this week. ward the audience and acknowledge the applause. Mr. Bradshaw, an acclaimed Canadian choir director and choral adjudicator in Calgary for the past two years, advised Mrs. Campbell that she should take the Teen Clefs on a Canadian - wide tour of universities as a "demonstration class." His adjudications were filled with words of praise for the three choirs. The Campbell Singers, who earned the top mark, 91, re c e i v e d by the MRS. ANNE CAMPBELL choirs, showed a "complete absence of technical problems" in one piece. The choir, consisting of about 43 girls aged 14 years and older, won the high mark for their performance in the open teenage girls' chorus class, for students 19 years and under. They also received 90s in the teen - age girls' chorus class for those 16 years and under, junior vocal ensemble 19 years and under, and folk song chorus, 19 years and under. The Teen Clefs, comprising 18 singers, aged 16 to early 20s, gained a 91 in the open female chorus class. The choir displayed a "near-perfect blend balance" and "exquisite" singing which showed "refinement and super - refinement of technique." The choir also took 90s and winning positions in the open madrigal ensemble, folk song chorus and senior vocal ensemble classes. The 30 - voice Southminster Junior Girls' choir, whose members range in age from nine to 13 took first place in the open junior choir class, folk song chorus and junior church choir class for students 13 years and under. The folk song chorus class was for competitors 16 years and under, and the Southminster choir's win signified excellence beyond the members' years. The three choirs were recommended to represent the Lethbridge and district Kiwanis Music Festival in the provincial finals May 29 in Edmonton, but Mrs. Campbell has decided the competition would not be worth while, and the choirs will not be competing OUR OSCAR "I'm just trying to identify with the 659,000 unemployed." f CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. 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