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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Tueiday, May 18, 1971 LECTURER-Col. William Little, member of the Board of Lectureship of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, will give a public address Thursday at 8 p.m. in St. Augustine's Church Hall. The meeting, open to the pubKc, is sponsored by the First United Church of Christ, Scientist, in Lethbridge. OPP book off press The One Prairie Province conference is alive and well and living in a book. The one-volume edition of conference proceedings and selected papers started rolling off the presses this week, one year after the three-day event was held in the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. The conference, attended by about 300 persons, attracted representatives of business, universities, labor, government cod the mass media to its investigation into the feasibility of union by Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Sponsored by the University of Lethbridge and The Lethbridge Herald, the conference made no recommendations on union. The first-ever definite attempt to discuss Prairie union publicly, it looked at both the pros and cons of amalgamation, and left further pursuit of the subject up to those who were interested. The 455-page edition of the OPP's sessions, entitled One Prairie Province? Conference Proceedings and Selected Papers, was edited by David Elton, assistant professor of economics at the U of L and a conference speaker and or ganizer. Published by The Herald, it features speeches in six major areas: constitutional considerations, sociological considerations, political implications, economic implications, regional development, and the alternatives to Prairie union. Included are the remarks of the three guest speakers: James Richardson, federal minister of services and supply; Alberta Premier Harry Strom, and Jean Marchand, federal minister of regional economic expansion. Thirty-one speeches are recorded in all and the discussion which followed them. The edition also features three selected papers bearing on union, including B.C. Premier W. A. C. Bennett's suggestion for distillation of the 10 Canadian provinces into five, and former prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier's speech, To Unite or Divide? The initial press run will produce 2,000 copies, of which about 500 will be sent to con' ference registrants and speak ers and those who have already ordered copies. Developers 80-acres by seek A proposal for an 80-acre residential subdivision in south Lethbridge was brought before city council Monday. The proposed development is northwest of the Lethbridge Bike routes suggested A proposal that bicycle safety routes be established in the city was presented to city council Monday. Greg West, president of the Chinook Outdoor Club, suggested in a letter to council that bicycle routes, marked with signs, be designated in various parts of the city, and that lines be painted on major city streets to indicate bicycle lanes. Aid. Vera Ferguson agreed provision should be made for bicyde paths. She said bicycle use, especially among small children, is increasing in the city. The matter was referred to the city manager for a report. In other business, council: -Approved a $250 contribution to a relief fund to aid the victims of the St. Jean Vianney landslide, which claimed 31 lives. -Granted a permit to the Gen. Stewart Branch, R oy a 1 Canadian Legion for use of Henderson Lake for its annual fishing derby June 26, and gave authority for use of a motor boat during the derby for safety measures. -Approved a request by B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 37 to stage the annual Elks carnival Sept. 17-18 in the Civic Sports Centre. Community College and south of Scenic Drive. The developers, H o 1 g e r Frandscn and Emil Phaff, are seeking approval in principle, after which a subdivision outline plan will be submitted to council for approval. On a motion by Aid. Jim Anderson, the proposal was referred to the Parks and Recreation Commission, and the city manager, for consideration. Aid. Anderson said he wanted it to go to* parks and recreation first, although this is not the normal procedure, because the proposal "affects the coulee area." The developers said the land is in one parcel, so "there is no question of assembly". It would be available for development immediately. The area would probably be developed in two stages, half one year and half another. Employees honored Five city employees were honored by city council Monday night for long - term service. William Ponech, the city's purchasing agent for the past 10 years, received congratulations from Mayor Andy Anderson for having completed 35 years of service with the city. Three men from the fire department, deputy fire chief Ernest Holberton, James McKen-na, and Leonard Bailey, and public works department employee Peter Gaetz, received recognition for 25 years service. The five men were presented silver trays from the city. Council briefs City council Monday: -defeated a motion by Alderman Camm Barnes that would have put council on record as being opposed to further demands for wage increases from city employees. Alderman Barnes, Vera Ferguson and C. W. Chichester voted for the motion, which would have limited increases to any rise in the cost of living. -lifted from the table and defeated a bylaw that would have reduced the number of councillors to six, plus the mayor. There are now nine persons on council, counting Mayor Andy Anderson. -approved the use of the old electric line shop on 24th St. N. for the Environmental Crusade pollution control group. The shop, no longer in use by the city, will become a depot for recycling paper and glass this summer. -referred to the budget committee a request from Pollution Control-Southern Alberta for a grant of $653 to cover part of the cost of the group's Mayday campaign. -approved a recommendation that the 1971 lane paving program be undertaken by W. A. Cooke and Sons Ltd. at a cost of $91,600. Under a new arrangement, the city itself bid on the job. The city bid was $105,000. -simply filed a request from City Manager Tom Nutting that the bylaw outlawing motorized vehicles in the river valley not be implemented until July. Mr. Nutting had left on holidays after submitting the written request and Oli Erdos, acting city manager, said that contrary to previous information, the police department was able to implement the bylaw. Alderman Jim; Anderson LETHBRIDGE GARDEN CENTRE 1211 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE 328-7633 NOW OPEN HONOR WITH Sm us for a fin* selection of EVERGREEN SHADE and FRUIT TREES SHRUBS AND PERENNIALS-10% OFF Agent* for Boughen Nurseries W. M. JONES, Manager LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE STUDENTS DR. I. WILKINS on site now urged immediate action providing an alternative for motorbike activity, that the river valley is out of bounds. -received a notice-of-motion from Aid. Vaughan Hembroff that the city proceed with a new central library in 1972 and that the library board be offered its choice of sites, including Gait Gardens, the tennis courts behind city hall and the Oliver Block at 6th St. and 5th Ave. S. -passed a bylaw setting the business tax at eight per cent. -removed from the report of unfinished business a directive to the city solicitor to comment and recommend on rumors of misappropriation of city funds by city officials. John Hammond, city solicitor, said the provincial attorney-general's department had been in contact with the city and the matter had been referred to the co-operatives branch of the department. Mrs. Oral Boy-eh.uk and Mrs. Linda Gallant had asked May 3 that a "full judicial investigation be made of the tenure of office of Mr. Frank Sherring" while mayor. BILL COUSINS Cousins heads ATA at Lethbridge Bill Cousins, a science teacher at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute has been elected president of the Lethbridge local of the Alberta Teachers' Association. He succeeds George Castles, principal of Wilson Junior High School, who has held the post for the past two years. Mr. Counsins i ;s born in Coleman, and has ooen in Lethbridge since 1954. He has taught at Gilbert Paterson Elementary - Junior High School, as well as at LCI and worked closely with the ATA in local and provincial activities. Water running in south canals Hut girls are hired Three girls have been chosen by the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta to staff two tourist information centres in the city this summer. Susan Edmundson, 18, of 502 Dieppe Blvd.; Linda Dubetz, 19, of 2018 23rd Ave. S., and Debbie Williams, 18, of Fort Macleod, all first year university students, were selected for the summer jobs. They will work at the Brewery Gardens centre, which is open all year, and the Henderson Lake centre, which opens May 30. May 30. By RIC SW1HART I Staff Writer The southern Alberta irrigation systems, including Lethbridge - Northern, Taber, Eastern and St. Mary River irrigation districts, have started water movement for 1971. Full operation of all systems depends on the demand for water from the suscribers and all districts report a lack of demand due to the one and two-inch rainfalls the past week. Jake Thiessen, manager of SMRD, said water was turned into the main canals May 1, from the St. Mary Reservoir. He said once the main canals are opened they are left running unless something drastic happens. The water for SMRD leaves St. Mary Dam to Ridge Reservoir south of Raymond, and runs through tne system, filling the Chin Reservoir, Horse f 1 y Reservoir east of Taber, Sauder Reservoir north of Winnifred and Murray Reservoir near Seven Persons. Bob Wells, manager of Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA), said his department started turning water out of St. Mary Dam into Ridge Reservoir May 3 to keep up with the demands of the SMRD. PFRA is a federal branch which controls all headwater and provides water for the provincial irrigation districts. Mr. Thiessen said the recent rainfall has been more than welcomed by the agricultural industry, allowing crop germination and setting the stage for effective irrigation use. He said the new cement lateral canal south of Lethbridge, to. by scheduled for completion morrow, will be usable Monday once all preparations are finished. Ken Anderson, manager of the Taber Irrigation District, said all canals in his district have been primed since May 12 and are ready for the expected demand in about 10 days, depending on the weather. "There is a token supply of water flowing in the canals now and we are ready to supply water when the demand arises," he said. Bob White, manager of the Eastern Irrigation District at Brooks, said crews are now priming the canals in the EID, using small flows of water to thaw the canals caused by the late spring. EID takes water from the Bow River to Lake Newell as the main reservoir. He said the water flow in his district now is generally to top the levels in the other four main reservoirs at Rolling Hills, Cowoki, One Tree and Rock Lake. Smaller canals from the Bow River-Lake Newell main canal are running water to the Tilly-Princess areas. Mr. Wells of PFRA said no water was being taken from Waterton Dam although work on the main canal is in process. Water from this dam eventually ends up in the St. Mary Reservoir. More sunshine April 1971 at Lethbridge had 215.5 hours of bright sunshine which was slightly above the long-time average total of 210 hours. CATHY CUTHBERT TCASA officials in Edmonton Representatives of the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta are in Edmonton today to meet officials of the Alberta Government Travel Bureau. Main item on the agenda Is the problem of government grants. TCASA president C. W. Chichester, manager Frank Smith, and Hugh Craig, President of the Travel Industry Association of Alberta, are attending from Lethbridge Girls ready, and grateful, for work There's sometimes little joy in mudville-especially if you're a girl. Cathy Cuthbert, a University of Lethbridge student employed at the Canada Manpower Centre for students office, says most of the jobs opening for girls at present are "still the old s t a n d b ys - babysitting, working around the house and clerking. Such jobs are accepted "with the greatest thanks" Miss Cuthbert said, but there are many other jobs girls can do "and in most cases the girls are really willing. "Lots of the girls have grown up on farms and done other types of fairly hard work. They're prepared to do the same jobs now, if they become  available." She said the general job picture for both male and female students "looks pretty good" and jobs are coming in regularly to the office, at 328-9265. Many of them are for around-the-home work such as gardening and fence building or painting; others are for business, the service industries and construction work. Full-time babysitting and housework positions have also been available. Miss Cuthbert said students are also still streaming in to register, including high school students looking for part time work and university and college students looking for full-time jobs. She said the students need their social insurance numbers with them when they register, or to apply for them In they haven't already done so. 1.2 inches of rain The rainy weather of the last three days is officially on its way out according to Leth-bridge's meteorologist this morning. Since Saturday night, 1.2 inches of rain were recorded at the airport. Showers are expected to peter out tonight as the sky clears. Wednesday is supposed to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the high 60s. Hole-in-one sends child to camp Lethbridge and district golfers who get a hole-in-one this year will he doing more than inflating their ego. They will also be sending a crippled child to camp for one week. Molson Breweries will pay to send a crippled child to camp for a week for every hole-in-one scored in the four western provinces from today until Sept. 30. The Alberta Golf Association has sanctioned the program and assisted in establishing the following general rule: To qualify, the golfer need only score his or her hole-in-one while playing in a threesome or foursome on an affiliated Alberta Golf Association course. Lethbridge's two courses qualify. The golfer will be presented with a suitably inscribed scroll attesting to his or her feat As many as eight aces have been chalked up on Lethbridge links in one year. If that could Scouts needed The Southern Alberta regional council of boy scouts needs 313 more boys to reach its goal of a five per cent increase over last year's enrolment. be accomplished this year, eight crippled children selected by the Alberta Rehabilitation Council for the Handicapped, would get a week at camp. The council has two camps in Alberta: ACT Camp He-Ho-Ha at Lake Isle, 50 miles west of Edmonton and Kinsmen Camp Horizon at Bragg Creek west of Calgary. Molson's project began in Manitoba last year where 85 children attended camp as a re- School patrols receive awards The annual Lethbridge and district school patrol rally was held here Saturday morning, with most school patrollers present. Lethbridge Mayor Andy An-dreson, addressing the patrol members and policeman attending, said their work had been sufficiently successful that there had been no major accidents in school zones where they work. The mayor presented Paul Bryant of John Davidson School in Caoldale with the Coaldale patrolman of the year award. Paul will attend the National City agrees on uniform with provincial plan building standards By MYRON JOHNSON Staff Writer The city of Lethbridge is in basic agreement with a provincial government proposal to establish a uniform building standard for Alberta. In a meeting Monday with the Alberta Uniform Building Stand a r d s Committee, Lethbridge Development Off i c e r Tosh Kanashiro said the city supports the concept, although he had some questions about specifics in the proposed code. The committee was established to study the feasibility of a uniform building standard based on the national building code OPEN HOUSE (In the Cafeteria) Wednesday, May 19th - 3.30 p.m. WE INVITE ALL FORMER STUDENTS AND FRIENDS TO ATTENDI Everyone Welcome! There will be a short program for mandatory use throughout the province. The committee will also make recommendations on procedures for dealing with appeals, amendments and interpretation of such standards, enforcement of building standards and building inspection, and all provincial legislation and regulations pertaining to building standards. In its brief to the committee, the city also recommended: - The establishment of a standing code interpretat i o n committee to provide official interpretations of standards. - The establishment of a provincial appeal board to hear all appeals of decisions. - Minimum qualifications for building inspectors, and courses to train or upgrade inspectors. - Steps be taken to ensure there is no conflict of jurisdiction between provincial authorities such as the fire commissioner officer, and the municipal departments inspecting the building. Erwin Adderley, executive director of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission, concurred with the city's recommendations. After the meeting, Mr. Kanashiro said even if a uniform code were adopted, provision would have to be made for some local changes to meet peculiar local conditions. He sug-gested proposed municipal changes to the code should be approved by a provincial board of review. The committee indicated it was quite possible this would be done. Although the National Building Code would provide mini- Break-ins overnight Break - ins were reported overnight at three city businesses, with an attempted break - in at a bank. The break and entry offences occured at Parson Hardw are Ltd. and Tamblyn Drugs, both at Shoppers' World Ltd., and at United Motors on 3rd Ave. S. An attempt was made to enter the Bank of Nova Scotia in Shoppers' World. All incidents are under Investigation by city police, and no further details are available. Drier April April was relatively dry In southern Alberta. Less than half the normal amount of rainfall for the month was recorded at Kenyon Field. April 1971 recorded .98 of an inch, compared with the long-time average of 1.36 inches. mum standards, the provincial legislation could be somewhat more stringent in parts. "The code would be based on these minimum standards to ensure safety and health standards are met," commit tee chairman John Polonuk said. He added that in meetings across the province, lie has discovered that nearly all municipalities want a provin c i a 1 code. The committee's recommendations will be prepared within a few months, and will probably be dealt with at the next session of the legislature. There was some discu s s i o n about the desirability of applying the code to farm homes. "I don't see why farm homes should be built at a lesser standard than any other home in Alberta," one committee member stated. "Farmers want to be sure they are getting their money's worth " Asked about the advantage of a uniform code, Mr. Polonuk said it could reduce housing costs through greater mass production, as well as create uniform housing standards. Less wind The average daily wind speed at Lethbridge during April this year was 12 m.p.h - below the normal average of 15 m.p.h School Patrol Rally in Ottawa May 20 to 23. Laura Kenwood, of Assumption School in Lethbridge was named as the Lethbridge patrolman of the year last week, and will attend the same rally. Other awards presented Saturday include: Lethbridge Alberta Motor Association branch trophy, to Assumption School as top Lethbridge patrol of the year," Lethbridge city police trophy to Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School; Lethbridge school patrol banner to Immanuel Christian School as patrol of the month; Coaldale police patrolman of the year awards to Conrad Suy-ker, of St. Joseph's School, and to Bill Gergely, of R. I. Baker School; School patrol committee patrolman of the month trophies to Oriano De Bella, of St. Patrick's School in Lethbridge and Ted Van Dyk, of St. Joseph's school in Coaldale; Claresholm AM A patrolman of the year award, to Lorraine Roller, of the Claresholm Junior High School; Trips to summer camp at Red Deer this August, to award winners Lorraine Roller, Bill Gergely and Conrad Suyker, and to Tony Monaghan and Donna Hucik, of Lethbridge, and Gary Gurgess, of Pincher Creek. suit of the number of holes-in-one scored in that province. Alberta should be able to do considerably better. Sicks' Lethbridge Brewery is a subsidiary of Molson's. MPC meeting The Municipal Planning Commission will consider a report on home occupations at its Wednesday meeting. A review of home businesses had been under way for some months. There will also be an application from Bob Wallace of Medicine Hat for a family arcade, including games and a vending machine, at 1518 A 3rd Ave. S. 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