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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, May 20, 1970 AN ACCIDENT Fire broke out Tuesday about 6 p.m. in several cars at Marshall Auto Wreckers Ltd., just north of the Gait Museum. John Babick, general manager at Marshall's, said the fire was due to an accident when a cutting torch was being used to carve up some of the cars in preparation for shipment to a stee! company for salvage. "We had to move a few cars away from the top, or it could have been quite a Mr. Babick said, adding that it would have taken quite a strong wind to really cause much of a fire, although most of the cars on top of the coulee bank still contain their gas tanks. The smoke billowed from the Marshall's coulee for several hours until the fire burned itself out. New Program For Health Unit The Barons-Eureka Health "But Hie people on the health Unit, comprising nine commu- nilies exclusive of Lethbridge in the Lethbridge district, wilii a population of more than now has a preventive social ser- vices branch. The new program results from a brief presented by Barons- Eureka to the provincial gov- ernment last September urging expansion of, the health unit into a health and social services board. Ray Speaker, Alberta social development minister, announc- ed recently in Taber that the ;overnment has approved the change, which will likely in- crease Barons-Eureka's staff by one person and increase its budget in 1971 by about -to a total of "This thing goes back to 1966 when we first started to. operate n some of the social services explained Earl Foxall, secretary-treasurer of the new Barons-Eureka Health and So- cial Services board. !We first applied for social services grants in 1967, but were refused because the government was reluctant to allow such a arge area to go under one ad- ministration. Driver Fined A Lethbridge man, Armond Allen Bercier, 19, was fined and costs recently when he pleaded guilty to a charge of having care and control of Joan Bowman Reports From Drama Festival Facelifting Needed In Winnipeg a motor venicie wnue impaired. A police report said Bercier was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car which was sitting in the ditch. He had breathalyzer readings of .21 and .20. Bercier was also prohibited from driving anywhere in Canada for eight JOAN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer WINNIPEG The Playhouse Theatre here, in which the Drama Festival entries are being staged this week is like an aging actress: gobs of character, but a facelifting would help. The seat house, owned by the City Of Winnipeg, was about one third filled Monday night for the opening DDF production, The Hostage, by The Playgoers Of Lethbridge. A one third house in Lethbridge at the 500 seat Yates Memorial Centre may be a source of unhappiness, but at The Playhouse Theatre, it's more like a gift from heaven. The 57-year old theatre has no air conditioning. As it was Monday, temperatures in Winnipeg were in the low 80's and people in the theatre, with its crowded lobby, would have off the audience along with Ed Bayly (the ill fatec hostage in the The theatre comprises aboul 900 seats on the lower floor and about 500 in the single balcony. The bakony is designed in that maddening Edwardian style: tipped up at a perilous angle so as to take advantage of all the space in the hall. Jack Warburton (Pat in The Hostage) said he expected any minute to see the phantom of the opera come leering out along a wire from the ceiling. Underneath the balcony is a second smallish balcony which has no seats and affords only a glimpse of the forestage. NO COVERING The balcony is presumably for intermissions, but unfortunately it has no covering on .he floor. Restless spectators Tuesday during Spoon River anthology took to ambling back and forth during the It sounded as if an armor ed infantry division was prac tising for Remembrance Day. All along the walls and ove the stage are medium and deer, reliefs of flowers and shrub bery and a few faces. High over the stage is a huge face rather like a Norse god, will his chin turned into a wave (The theatre manager says the identity of the head is a grea source of argument among Winnipeg On the same stage on which The Hostage appeared, many years before Jack Dempsey fought, Sophie Tucker, Al Jol son and Eddie Cantor warblec in their different styles. And if that isn't character for you, bricks on the sides of :he building are becoming dis-odged and the dressing rooms n the basement have the old-ime gritty, used look about them. (They are also about 10 degrees hotter than the main Youths Remanded Two youths pleaded guilty in magistrate's court in Lethbridge to a charge of theft over The two were caught stealing automobile parts valued at May 7. The parts were the property cf Acme Television Ltd. The pair was remanded to May 26 for sentencing. A pre-sentence report is being prepared for that feet and BOB and EVA DEIMUTH HAVE PURCHASED LYLE'S HARDWARE and are celebrating with a part of the The stage is about six narrower than the Yates, The Hostage set tad to be pushed together a bit. A door was cut out of the lath-work on stage right. To allow for activity in front of the stage, level with the audience, set builders Ern Bayly and Charlie Scott had to build a 35 foot long riser over the sunken or- chestra pit. The footlights were covered with boards and a painted tarpaulin. BY HAND Some lights were mounted on the loge seats (there are 12 loges) and all the lights had to be cued by hand. The Playhouse Theatre, buffi in 1913, was one of the pant- ages chain of theatres across Canada. Its outside banner an- nounces "unequalled vaude- ville." Apparently there have been moves to tear the theatre down, but still it endures. It stands cheeck-by-jowl with the two year old Manitoba Centennial Centre and. the Man- itoba Theatre Centre, which is scheduled August. for completion in The two muffi million dollar centres, plus the civic buildings nearby are white, modern and lavish. But they don't have that certain something of the play- house, with its tucked away staircases and heavy ropes for the flies and thick pillars. Dick Mdls, director of The Hostage, said the 17 member cast felt right at home in the r-v ONE STOP PATIO PACKAGES BUY NOW AND SAVE old place. ''It's got atmosphere. It's bigger than The Yates, but its the somehow more intimate." Call it atmosphere, or weight of years, or the ghost of audiences past, call it hot. Better stffl, unit's board still wanted to ex- communities involv- ed have everything in common even if it is a large area, and to split the district up would mean a needless duplication of the same services and staff. And we needed the extra ser- vices. "We can do a better job than that for less finally this time the government went along with Mr. Foxal! said. The nine communities include Coaldale, where the program is centred, Picture Butte, the County of Lethbridge, Barons, Npbleford, Taber, the Municipal District of Taber, Vauxhall and Grassy Lake. Most services supplied by the health and social services pro- gram will be financed on a cost- sharing basis, with the provin- cial government supplying 80 per cent of the funds and the nine communities splitting the rest on a per capita basis. The program's welfare officer and social worker, plus an as- sistant to work with both, will travel regularly among the com- munities involved, offering mar- riage and financial counselling, medical services counselling, re- habilitation, welfare financial assistance, school guidance counselling and liaison services among various related agencies. _ The board also hopes to estab- lish new services including an expanded counselling program, day care services, a pre-school program similar to the Leth- bridge Head Start Demonstra- tion Project and a psychiatric referral service. The Barons-Eureka Health Unit has been providing many of these services, but the finan- cial burden has become top great as the district's population expanded, which stimulated the move to seek government fin- ancing for the complete preven- tive social services program. Cadet Graduates Officer cadet Stanley Cock- ertll of Lethbridge graduated May 16 from the Royal Mili- tary College of Canada in King- ston, Ontario, after completing an extensive course in academ- ics, leadership and athletics. He also received a bachelor of science degree and his commis- sion in the Canadian Armed Forces. Mr. Coekerill is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Coekerill, 812 13th St. S. He is a grad- uate of the Lethbridge Colle- giate Institute and on gradua- ion entered Royal Roads Mil- itary College before joining Eloyal Military College. Fines Two Nanton youths, Roy Ver- non Shaw and Edward Nelson, appeared in 'magistrate's court in Lethbridge and were each fined and costs when they pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally obtaining liquor. Shaw was also fined an addi- tional ?50 and costs or 20 days in jail when he pleaded guilty in court to a charge of littering. Two-Gty Teachers' Group To Meet On Bargaining C5 24" Motor! Barbecue ted PACKAGE ONE 27.95 ......1.39 ......5.98 ....11.76 2.79 ......2.25 5.98 980 7.50 66.48 12.87 Charcoal....... Electric Charcoal Lighter 2 Lawn Chairs Pafio Table Barbecue Tools, Set of 3 Chicken Basket Hickory Smoke Polio Lights Our Regular low Price...... PncJcago Discount PACKAGE TWO .......13.50 ........1.29 990 2.25 .........980 ........1.69 2.79 ......23.49 4.80 24" Charcoal Charcoal Lighter Fluid Tool Set 3 Piece J Hot Dog Roaster Hamburger Broiler Patio Tablo Our Regular -low Price Package Discount Teacher representa t i v e from the public and separah school districts in Medicine Ha and Lethbridge will meet tonight at the Park Plaza to discuss contract bar'gainiflj terms to be presented to the newly formed Lethbridge Medicine Hat City School Au thorities Association. The meeting will be the firs formal discussion by the teach ers following a recent teacher- association meeting in Medi YOU PAY ONIY YOU PAY ONLY 18.69 Other Packages Arranged On Request Use Our Convenient Charge Account Owned and Operated locally by Bob and Eva Deimuth. LYLE'S HARDWARE 414 13th St. N. Phone 328-3541 FUR COAT STORAGE TIME THE LETHBRIDGE FURRIERS PHONE 327-2209 cine Hat to decide whether or not to organize as a zone. Jim Trebble, originally the Lethbridge ATA's contract ne- gotiating committee chairman, said there could be some prob- lems arising in the terms under which the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat joint bargaining takes place. There would be little value to either the four school boards or the four groups of teachers if bargaining is designed to ac- commodate differences in each school system: "If we get too much dispar- ity we're not going to be bar- gaining as a zone, so we'd all better off bargaining as we have in the he said. The teachers' regional as- sociation will include five Leth- jridge public and two Leth- jridge separate school teach- ers, and four public and two separate school teachers from Medicine Hat. Others at tonight's meeting will include Nick Leskiw, the provincial ATA's contra c t negotiator, a district represent- ative, a public relations consul- ant and a professional devel- opment consultant all from the two city district ATA's. Mr. Trebble said all teacher ;roups are prepared to begin largaining. Grain Quota The Canadian wheat board has announced a Uiree-bushcl grain delivery quota, effective immediately, at Whiskey Gap. HIGA'2 MEN'S and BOYS7 WEAR 406 13th STREET NORTH PHONE 327-7610 2 for the price of 1 During our exciting sale choose one item and receive another Free. 1 RACK SPORTS COATS Values to 2 FOR 1 PRICE I OF J, All Sales Final CASH ONLY! ALTERATIONS EXTRA Values to 2 FOR PRICE I OF 1 TABLE DAYS CAULFIELD, GWG CASUAL SLACKS Values to 1 TABLE! OLYMPIC MASTER AND NORTH STAR RUNNING SHOES VALUES TO 4.95. 2 GASLIGHT-DAYS DRESS SLACKS VALUES TO 16.95. 2 1 TABLE GOOD QUALITY SHOES 2 Including Ritchie, Huih Puppiei, etc. VALUES TO 19.95. For of 1 While Shopping During Our Sale, See Our New Shipment of COUNTRY STYLE SPRING SUITS OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. DURING THIS SALE ONLY! HIGA'2 MEN'S and BOYS'WEAR 406 13lh STRIET NORTH PHONE ;