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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, Moy 27, 1970 River Pollution Report Shows Areas Of Concern SUNNY GIRL Dr. George Allen of Taber, is shown with Sunny Girl, a three-year-old filly, and one of about 150 purebred Arabian horses registered in the third an- nual Chinook Arabian Horse Show. The two day event will take place at the Lethbridge Exhibition grounds Saturday and Sunday. John Howard Society Backs Corrections Act By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer The new Alberta Corrections Act, which "spells out the pur- pose and philosophy of corec- tions" has gained full support of Alberta. "The new act is an excellent start and could mean that Al- berta's correction system will be one of the most progressive on the said Howard Starkman president of ths pro- vincial society. The society, which is con- County Teachers Retiring Four retiring County of Leth- bridge teachers will be honor- ed tonight at a banquet held at the El Rancho Motor Hotel. The banquet is sponsored by the County local of the Alberta Teachers' Association. Teachers retiring are: Don- ald Baldwin, of Coaidale; Reg Bernard, of Coalhurst; Mrs. Jean Court, of Picture Butte; and Mrs. Gladys Jones, of Sbaughnessy. The ATA local's annual meet- tog will follow the banquet, at Winston Churchill High School at p.m. Featured speaker for the meeting will be ATA provincial president Ivan P. Stonehocker, who will speak on the new School Act, contract bargaining and teachers' pen- sion plans. cerned with prisoner rehabili- tation and prison reform, said clear statements of purpose are needed in every major section of the act to provide a philoso- phical guideline which will stress the rehabilitative func- tion of correctional institutions. Mr. Starkman said the role of probation officers in the cor- rections field is one of being of- ficers of the court which will sentence convicted persons, and on the other hand of having a responsibility to help the person. The society, feels until this conflict is resolved through changes in the Criminal Code of Canada, provincial legisla- tion should be used to alleviate the conflict where possible. This could be done by de- fining the role of probation of- ficers in determining the of- fender's social history, in using forensic services, and in pre- paring pre-sentence reports to be used by the sentencing and also supervision of (he offender after he has been sentenced, The society also urged sev- eral recommendations to the act, including providing quali- fied persons to run programs of behavior change of inmates to use alternatives to jailing in- stead of imprisonment for the sake of punishment, and im- proved after-care services to help keep ex-inmates from committing further crime. In order to help in prisoner rehabilitation, classification of- ficers in provincial jails should be responsible for determining the individual rehabilitative needs of inmates. RESIDENTIAL COOLING SYSTEMS CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-3388 The society also recommend- ed that various government de- partments, health, youth, edu- cation and social development should co-operate to provide services to the corrections sys- tem, rather than establishing costly duplicate services within the corrections system itself. Since the follow-up on re- leased inmates is all-impor- tant, the government should be prepared to provide funds for agencies who carry the rehab- ilitation program into its final stage into the community. The society repeated its call for a deputy minister in charge of the corrections system who would be properly qualified to implement the aims of the Cor- rections Act and to guide the corrections system throughout the province. Beet Workers Arrive Here A total of 90 sugar beet workers arrived at the Leth- bridge Exhibition Pavilion this morning, comprising the first of an estimated who will be coming to southern Alberta over the next two weeks from northern Alberta and Saskatr chewan. Overnight accommodati o n s have been arranged at the pav- ilion by the Federal Provincial Agricultural Manpower Com- mittee for workers who do not receive immediate disperal orders, and a catering service has been employed for those staying at the grounds. Reports from the manpower committee say that all efforts will be made to keep overnight stays to a minimum. North City Businessmen Reorganizing A reorganizaticnal meetin; of the North Lethbridge Busi nessmen's Association will b held June 2 in the Labor Clul at p.m. '.'The association, which ha: been relatively inactive the las few years, needs said past president Pet: Chumik at a press conferenci Tuesday. "With a potential of 200 busi nessrrien ibr tire organization one big voice can do more fo North Lethbridge and for Leth bridge than a whole bunch o businessmen trying to do thing for their own he said "The importance of this meeting can't be over-empha sized and iE it is a success, w as businessmen in North Leth bridge are going to be on th map from now on." The street widening issue on 13th St. N. will come under fire at the meeting. "Every b u s i n e sman in North Lethbridge should be vi tally concerned about the loss of parking along 13th, St. said Mr. Chumik. "Because of the importance of the issue, we expect every businessman from North Leth bridge at the Labor Club am in future meetings with the city council, we can meet as a uni Bed group." Student Awards Two Lethbridge students are to receive awards from the University of Alberta. Susan Ellen Alger is to be awarded The Library Associa- tion of Alberta Bulletin prize in the school of library science; Denise Sandra Durfee, the Dr John MacDonald Gold Medal in Arts in the faculty of arts Both awards will be presentee at the convocation Wednesday. VANP CUSTOM INTERIORS LTD. 251 12fh St. 'B' N. Phone 327-0403 MANUFACTURERS OF GRACE-LINE POST FORMED COUNTER-TOPS Ona piece construction, including bncksplasji anil no-drip front edge. Completo sanitary. No dirt catching mouldings and cracks. Easy to clean. Available in modern solid colors. PER UNEAl FOOT RETAIL DISTRIBUTORS OF COMPARABLE VALUE per sheet SALE PRICE Decorative Plastic Laminate with Melamino Surface Perstorp AB is one of Europe's largest manufacturers of lami- nate, manufacturing decorative plastic laminate as early as 1923. 3 sheets THURS., FRI., SAT. ONLY We stock a large quantify of laminates in many solid colors, patterns and woadgrains CWESLOCKg) The NEW leader in lock ideas! It is "PANIC-PROOF" It locks people out, BUT NEVER IN Passage Sets i AND PENN AKRON QUALITY HARDWARE Premium cabinet hardware at reasonable prices Self-closing OEd Colonial strap hinges. Pair 3O hinges. Pair CABINET HARDWARE PLANT and SALES OFFICE OPEN MONDAY THRU SATURDAY A.M. TO P.M. MATERIALS PRICED F.O.B. PLANT By HERB JOHNSON Herald Staff Writer The summary of the Oldman 'River pollution survey for 1969- 70 was made public at a meet- ing Tuesday of representatives of Hie provincial department of health and the local sub-com- mittee cf the Alberta Advisory Committee on pollution control. Several areas of concern are named in fte report prepared by the water pollution control section cf the provincial health services divisron of the health department. One is termed "extremely serious oxygen depletion" downstream from Taber for a period of three months, begin- ning lost December. An acceptable level of oxy- gen, according to the health de- partment, is 5 milligrams per litre. Dissolved oxygen values ranging from 0.2 milligrams to 4.0 milligrams were recorded between Dec. 15, 1969 and Feb. IT, 1970. The report notes acceptable oxygen levels were recorded prior to the December survey despite high loadings of oxygen Claims Change Announced For Insurance Benefits The Lelhbridge office of the Unemployment Insurance Com- mission has announced a re- turn to the "in-person" service to claimants drawing benefits in the Lethbridge area. Rather than mailing complet- ed declarations and having ben- efit cheques mailed to them, claimants can now deposit their completed declarations at des- ignated points and tones and call back for benefit cheques when they are due. The service is provided at the Lethbridge area office each weekday during regular office hours and at the federal build- ing in Medicine Hat on Wednes- days, Thursdays and Fridays between 9 a.m., and 4 p.m. In addition, a representative of the commission will be avail- able at the following locations at the times specffied: Tues- days 9 a.m. to noon, federal building, Taber; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., municipal office, Pincher Creek; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., federal building, Blairmore; 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., municipal office, Bow Is- land. Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., municipal office, Fort Madeod; 11 a.m. to noon, mu- nicipal office, Oaidston; 2 p.m. City Planting Expected To End Next Week Spring planting by the city parks department should be completed by the middle of next week, a department spo- kesman said Wednesday. Crews are now setting out va- rious annuals and geraniums in Gait Gardens and the sunk- en gardens in Henderson Park. There was concern during the recent strike that if the planting were delayed another week the plants would become too tall and spindly to survive the transfer from the city greenhouse. to 3 p.m., municipal office, Ma; grath. Claimants must produce their social insurance identification card in order to obtain their cheques. Schools' Speak-Off Tonight Grade 6 students from most Lethbridge elementary schools will compete in an oratorical speak off tonight at at Catholic Central High School. The speak off is the culmi- nation of a number of in-school competitions to choose the best public speaker in speech arts classes. The winner will receive the Edith Bowles Trophy from the F. W. Mewburn Chapter of the IODE. The public is welcome to attend the sessions. Sentences Suspended Two youths who pleaded guil- ty to a charge of theft over when they appeared in magis- trate's court in Lethbridge May 19 received suspended sentences Tuesday of 18 months and one year. One youth was reported to have talked the other youth into committing the crime and re- ceived the heavier sentence. The two were caught stealing automobile parts valued at May 7, from a van parked at a northside service station. The parts were the property of Acme Television Ltd. demanding materials from both municipal and industrial sources indicating that the riv- er has a very high assimilative capacity even near total ice cover. E. E. Kupchenko, hsad of the water pollution control section, explained that some waste ma- terials require oxygen to decom- pose and this is referred to as Biochemical Oxygen Demand or BOD. Herb Hayward of Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd., who is also vice-chairman of the sub- committee on water pollution in the Oldman River, told Hie meeting IBS company has enr barked on a program to reduce by 60 psr cent the BOD of the waste waters from the plants at Picture Butte and Taber. The first stage of the pro- gram, which involve changes in the processing of ths sugar beets rather than the installa- tion of pollution control equip- ment, should be ready this fall. A second stage is scheduled for completion in September 1971. An ecology survey of the riv- er delivered by Paul Paetkau, pollution research biologist with the Alberta fish and wild- life division, also expressed some concern about the lower- ing of dissolved oxygen levels. A biological pollution survey showed a sharp drop in the number of organisms able to live only in clean water. This drop, which occurred at a point five miles downstream from Lethbridge, was not as notice- able in later checks last fall. There was another signifi- cant drop in April of this year, due, Mr. Paetkau felt, to the low level of the river during the past winter. Oxygen levels are important, he said because such aquatic organisms as mayflies and cad- disffies provide food for game fish, and these organisms can- not survive if the oxygen level is low. Phosphates and odor values are also mentioned in the health department survey. Odor values rose sharply over previous years, another indication of water quality de- terioration last winter. Phosphate concentration is considered excessive, as it may contribute to algae and weed growth downstream from Leth- bridge. Ted Lawrence, city engineer- ing director, told the meeting the city's secondary sewage plant should be in operation by June or July of 1971. Such facil- ities should remove about 90 per cent of the BOD load from city effluent. The problem of phosphates, Mr. Kupchenko said, will prob- ably be solved not through in- stallation of sewage facilities, but by the use of ether chemi- cals in detergents. Several al- ternatives are being he said, and should be available soon. NEW LCC DIRECTOR Finlay McPhcrson, formerly of Toronto, has been ap- pointed director of the Leth- bridge Community College school- of technical-vocational education, effective July 1. He will replace Mel Jubber, who is taking a one-year sab- batical leave to obtain hit master's degree, and will re- turn to a post in the school of liberal education. Mr. Mc- Phcrson holds bachelor of en- gineering and master of sci- ence in agricultural engineer- ing degrees. Tax Notices Mailed Out Lethbridge residents will be receiving their 1970 tax notices this week. Allister Findaly, the city's fi- nance director, said about half the notices were put in. the mail Tuesday and the remain- der would be sent out before the end of the week. Home owner grant applica- tion forms are included with the tax notices. The standard grant is persons eligible for the old age pension subsidy receive ?100. 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