Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Herald grocery survey Family portrait A proud mother mountain goat keeps a close and on the two latest additions to her family. The two young goats were born Friday morning at the Stewart Game south of Lethbridge. ESTABUSHED BYSTATUTE Holiday poll unavoidable There will be three advance polling stations in Lethbridge on June 29 and on July 1 for the July 8 federal election The location of the polls will be printed on the preliminary voters lists. Returning Officer E. N. Davidson says the advance polls will be open on the two days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. He hopes people who will be out of the cily on election day will make use of the advance polls that will be set up in the city want to get as many people out to vote as Mr. Davidson says He says his office is anticipating some problems because of the holiday season. have no control over when polling dates are set.' When July 8 was chosen as the election day the other dates followed The itinerary of elections is established by statute Even the enumerating started on a statutory holiday. find out why the advance polling dates are on a holiday you would have to ask whoever decided on the election Mr. Davidson said. He 'said more than people are expected to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election In 73 per cent of the constituency's eligible voters cast ballots. Mr. Davidson said voters needing information on the election can call the returning office-at 328-0552 and 328-0653. But he that any information voters would want are on the preliminary voters lists that are forwarded to peoples homes. ''There is detailed information about revision and the times and locations of the advance polls and the polls on July he said He said the polls on July 8 will be open from 7 a.m to 6 p m. Strike provisions planned Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Canadian Dressed Meats in Lethbridge and other packers not affected by a possible strike of meatcutters June 5 will be aided to meet shortages if the strike materializes. Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner said Friday plants not affected now process 25 per cent of Alberta's meat. Assistance in packaging and storage will be offfered to boost that capacity to 50 per cent of total production. Outside the he said Alberta consumers would not be immediately affected by the strike which could hit Swifts and Canada Packers. Consumers to the east now account for the production that would be immediately affected and feel the pinch first What's new.. .food prices climb again By KATHIE MACLEAN Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge consumer's food bill took an upward swing this month after prices seemed to be on a slight decline during the past two months. Consumers stalking the shelves for savings are again being out-manoeuvered by penny-here-penny-there in- creases which have resulted in a food bill 3.6 per cent higher than in April. The Herald's grocery price survey of 54 items carried out this week showed that a margin of 12.50 pulled the total up from last month's bill of and set it at The survey while not an exact monitor of food is an indication of costs of common food items that an average family would need regularly. The money-wise shopper could help take the edge off the grocery bill by keeping a watchful eye on Of the 54 items 27 remained at the same price registered in April. Eight had gone down in price while 19 took a step up. Sugar prices have been climbing since the first of the year with only a few-cents drop in last month's price. The price of a ID-pound bag has jumped from 13.23 to a high of A 15-pound bag of potatoes that cost in April now costs canned and have played a part in the increase with prices up for celery and three-pound bags of carrots. Dairy products are fluctuating with eggs dropping from 98 cents a dozen to medium Cheddar cheese up to from milk up to 73 cents for a half gallon of 2 per cent from 65 and butter and ice cream remaining at the same price as recorded last'month. Meat played only a small part in the increased food bill with pot roasts up to a pound from 95 leg of pork roasts up 10 cents and top round steak up to from Bacon and ready-to-eat ham dropped 10 with prices for other cuts of meat remaining the same as noted in last month's survey. Of the items that dropped in only slight decreases were revealed. Macintosh apples dropped four cents a lettuce went from 39 cents to 33 cents a head and soup dropped two cents a can. Household including laundry hand soap and all took a 'step up with the biggest increase noted in the price of deodorant. A nine-ounce bottle that last month cost and this month costs The LetKbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION May 1974 Pages 17-32 Calgary firm buys 4 New life for city's old hotels By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Life seems to be looking up for the city's older hotels in the downtown area. Four were recently purchased by a Calgary and one of them is being converted to a another will emerge with a new name after and plans are to improve the other two later. And three other downtown hotels the the Alec Arms the and the Lethbridge have undergone facelifts or interior renovations of one sort or another in the past year. The four hotels purchased by the Calgary firm Robar Equities Ltd. are the the the Garden and the Plainsman. The which the city sold to Robar for has been vacant since 1971 when Peter Zoratti bequeathed it to the city as a gift on the condition it be used for charitable or cultural purposes The city found the old building too costly to renovate so exercised the other option Mr. Zoratti gave them of selling the building and using the money for cultural or charitable purposes. The has been set aside in a special account for the time being. Edward who founded Robar Equities with a Calgary Barry said in a telephone interview from the Lincoln will be turned into a semi-fast food specializing in a steak and lobster menu. There will also be a dine and dance area and a he said. building has a great deal of appeal from the he says. inside will have to be practically gutted it'll be a matter of using the old Mr. Fry said he hoped to open the restaurant in September but it will depend on the availability of material and construction labor for renovations. Meanwhile renovations are nearing completion at the Dallas Hotel which will be renamed the in reference to the city's first name. Mr. Fry said when he originally got involved in the hotel business in the city he wasn't aware of the Woodward's downtown but after learning of it added two hotels to the first two purchased. It will give the downtown core the central identity it he said. TS 4 of 16 wells have gas Four natural gas discovery wells have been drilled in the Coaldale area by a consortium of independent Calgary oil companies. Monterey Petroleum Corporation and Sulpetro of Canada one of the companies which will be supplying gas to the proposed Alberta Ammonia plant in are exploring a 144- section lease in the Coaldale area. To 16 wells have been the president of Monterey Petroleum said Friday in a telephone interview from Calgary. The gas reserves of the field are not but there is a potential for gas production in the W.G. McMahon said. If the field does become a the gas will be used by the Alberta Ammonia fertilizer but Mr. McMahon said the exploration program in the area had been under way long before Alberta Ammonia decided to build the plant. was just gratuitous that the plant came down he said. Alberta Ammonia will pay premium prices for natural he and because the field is far away from either the Alberta Gas Trunk Line or the Trans-Canada the fertilizer plant will make marketing of any gas from the field much easier. Mr. McMahon said Sulpetro and Monterey plan to drill another 10 wells in the in addition to the 16 already completed. Monterey has a 12 per cent interest in the field. According to the company's 1973 annual .Monterey showed an accumulated deficit of about after a loss on 1973 operations of 1973 revenue was while expenses were The old Lincoln will get dresssing up then will serve steak and lobster set Coutts smuggling attempt nets Calgary man jail term A 22-year-old Calgary man charged with possession of 112 pounds of marijuana for the purposes of trafficking was sentenced in provincial court Friday to two years in provincial jail. Terry Kenneth Forbes was charged Nov. at Coutts when he was found to be in possession of 51 kilo bricks of marijuana which police estimated to be worth about Court was told Mr. Forbes' picked up the marijuana in a trunk at the Great Falls Airport.When he was a few miles from the airport he threw the trunk into the ditch. He began to hide the bricks in his car. He soon found he had too many bricks to hide. He hid the last few bricks under the front seat and when he crossed the border at Coutts the marijuana was easily detected. A 19-year-old Lethbridge man charged with the possession of marijuana for the purposes of trafficking was remanded to June 7 for preliminary hearing after he pleaded not guilty to the charge. Pat William Linggard. 258A 13th St. was charged April A 27-year-old Prince George man who pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of stolen property and fradulently obtaining lodging was remanded in custody until Monday when a trial date will be set Donavin Louie Norquay was charged May 23 Robert Kenneth also of Prince and also charged with possession of stolen was remanded to May 31 for plea He was also charged May 23 Warburton will be Zorba A Lethbridge insurance agent has been given the lead role in the Lethbridge Musical Theatre's fall production of Zorba. Jack Warburton will play Zorba in the production that will be presented in mid-November. Other cast members named are Madame Sheila Wes chorus Ellyn Wendy Burrows. About 32 including singers and dancers will be participating in the production which will begin rehearsals in September. of L project to standardize Blackfoot language By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer A program to develop a standard written Blackfoot language is being undertaken by the Ninastako Centre on the Blood Reserve and the University of Lethbridge. A written Blackfoot language already Leo co- ordinator of the centre said this but there are several different versions. Three Indians from the Blood including Mr. will begin work this summer under the direction of Dan a linguistics professor at the U of and hope to finish the project within .a Mr. Fox said. There is enough material written in including a but there isn't one unified system for writing the he said. Mr. Jurisich said all of the proposed systems for the language have been developed by non-Indians and it is very difficult for Tndians to accept those interpretations of their language It would be the he if the Chinese developed a universal standard for English. Mr. Fox said when the program is curriculum and teaching methods will be developed so Blackfoot can be taught in Indian schools through all grades. The project is being funded by the but Mr. Fox said he hopes that when the university's Native American Studies course is financial assistance will be available. Ninastako Centre has been in operation for two based in the old St. Paul's residential school on the south end of the reserve. It is financed by a grant under the cultural centres education program of the Indian affaits department. Last with expenditures of jut the centre offered 32 classes to about 425 most of whom were from the reserve. Most students taking classes at Ninastako are with an average educational level of Grade he said. The centre began after the band council asked for money for a technical vocational school on the reserve and was turned down by the Indian affairs department. instead of the the band asked for centralization of adult education on the reserve and the centre was started In order to get the centre had to get involved in cultural Mr. Fox adding he was surprised last year's budget was approved under the cultural education program when many of the courses are standard up-grading and technical classes. Blackfoot and a class in Plains Indian music and dance are the only cultural classes but other courses in irrigation home typing and bookkeeping are offered. The centre also sponsors high schol credit classes and a few university-level courses carrying credit from the U of L. Some people on the usually in the 20 to 30 age are afraid to get involved in education after failing in high but Mr. Fox said the centre is having a gradual affect raising educational standards One having taken up-grading at is registering in the Lethbridge Community College nursing program in September while another has now finished high school and will be taking university classes. The response to the centre could be Fox but considering Ninastako's short been Ninastako is also setting up a library in the Standoff administration using from its budget to buy books from the U of L bookstore. The which has received from the Lethbridge public library and the Blood will stress North American Indian themes. Mr. Fox said the centre hoped to start a museum along with the library but has had trouble getting artifacts from various organizations and museums. Many artifacts have been sold off the he and even offers to buy them back have been refused.