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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta EXPLORE CANADA Call us regarding the many tours available including Eastern and Western Canada. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 The Lethbmtge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, May 31, 1973 PAGES 13 TO 24 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower level 7th Street Shopping Mall Lethbridfe. Alberta Phone (403) HOME AND OFFICE SAFES Car counters Sitting on the corner watching all the cars go by is a summer job for Kathy Kovacs (left) and Janet Patter- son. They were at 13th St. and 6th Ave. S. Wednesday keeping tabs on the traffic flow. The counts are taken each year at all intersections with traffic lights, some school crosswalk intersections and any intersections where congestion or accidents seem on the increase. From this basic information the city traffic co-ordinator decides what changes need to be made in intersection control. RICK ERVIN photo Native centre director quits at board's request Welcome APEGGA DELEGATES To "Resources for Tomorrow" Your annual convention of Professional Engineers, Geolo. gists and Geophysicists of Alberta. W hope your visit to Leth- bridge is very enjoyable! FRACHFS FLOWER SHOP 322.6th St. S. Phone 327-5747 Brief endorsed Lethbridge separate school trustees approved support Wednesday for the city's ear- ly childhood services commit- tee, which has sent a brief on ECS to Education Minister Lou Hyndman. The committee, comprised of local educators and about 30 local professional people, is not favored by board chair- man John Boras. SMJIEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 Certified Dental Mosnanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LABH MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lower '.evel PHONE 327-2822 R. S. FABBI OPTOMETRIST Is pleased to announce the opening of his new office located at 314 8th Street South LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Appointments can be made by phoning 327-3331 By JIM GRANT Herald jStaff Writer The former director of the Lethbridge Native Friendship Centre says he wasn't given a fair chance to operate the centre the way he felt it should be. Mike Keewatin said Wed- nesday he was capable of ad- ministering friendship centre programs but was unable to do so because the friendship society couldn't obtain a building in Lethbridge from which to operate. The Lethbridge Native Friendship Society board said Mr. Keewatin ask- ed to resign earlier this month because he was ap- pointed director on a tem- porary basis in January un- til the board was able to open the position for com- petition. board accepted Mr. Keewatin's resignation at its bi-monthly meeting Wednes- FOR YOUR FURS Friday Saturday tHIS WEEK FEATURING WESTWINDS DINING ROOM to p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations IN THE OLB TRADITION OF WESTERN nt'ly testaulant EXPERT mrcni F1IRS INSURED PUR STORAGE [NEW YORK 604A 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3276 day then invited him to sub- mit an application to com- pete for the position he just vacated. During the meeting Mr. Keewatin was obviously dis- turbed about the board's de- cision to open the director position for competition rath- er than automatically move him into it permanently. But he said after the meeting that he fully understood he was installed on a temporary basis. He plans to reapply for the position which was opened for competition until June 21 a new director to be named by July 1. Mr. Keewatin says he feels the differences he had in the past with the board will not effect its decision to give him a "fair shot" at the director's job. He claims he was able to effectively organize pro- grams at the centre until the lease expired at the end of February on the society's rented premises at 5th Ave- nue and 1st Street S. "It was up to the board to deal with the community in finding another centre, be- cause I lacked thz education to be able to effectively deal he said. After almost a month of searching fora centre and being turned down on pos- sible locations because of ob- jections from people not wanting the centre in their neighborhood, Mr. Keewatin on March 26 charged the Lethbridge public with dis- criminating against the na- tive people. He said Wednesday that people discriminated against the centre being established COLDAIRE EVAPORATIVE CAB COOLER "Designed with your comfort in mind" 850 cu. ft. per minute of cool air coming in the cab will reduce the tempera- ture 10 to 30 degrees. Made of 20 gauge galvan- ized steel, rust resistant. 13 gallon water tank. Field proven. AVAILABLE NOW AT OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 36th Street North Lethbridge, Alto. Phone 327-1571 803 46th Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alta. Phona 243-5551 or the ''OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. in their neighborhood be- cause they didn't fully under- stand its objectives. He says the society has had its share of problems, but people should accept them as growing pains and allow the three-year-old or- ganization to develop. Mr. Keewatin claimed the society's newly acquired quarters in the city-owned old Eaton's warehouse, 324 St. S., combined with the objectives being set out by the new board elected May 5 will help the society improve its image in the Lethbridgia community. The society expects to pay about ?300 to per month rent for the renovated facili- ties and 300 square feet of floor space. E. J. Clark, society vice- president, says if everything progresses as planned, the building should be operation- al by July 1. board also passed a motion Wednesday to spend on furnishings and equipment for the new build- ing. In other business, the board expressed concern over the failure of resource people to attend the society's workshop on alcoholism held May 28 and May 29. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Leth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 To meet cheese demands Glenwood factory expansion starts By KIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer crews continued pouring cement Wednesday as members United Irrigation District Cheese Factory Co op offi- cially broke sod for a new facility. The present cheese fac- tory, built in 1941 in this tiny village 50 miles southwest of Lethbridge, will continue to operate seven days a week at least until the expected No- vember opening of the new plant. The six employees, under the direction of master cheese-maker Ned Davidson, will work in the new factory, equipped with the most mod- ern cheese manufacturing equipment available, officials say. There are now only six similar cheese factories in the world but when com- plete, the Glenwood factory wil] be the 60th. Bryan T. Smith, president of the co-op board of direc- tors, said in an interview following the sod turning ceremony that the decision to build was made a year ago. He said the board and gov- ernment officials, headed by dairy specialist Tony Aspes- let of Lethbridge, made com- plete studies of the project before any equipment was ordered. The new factory will in- crease the handling capacity to gallons per day from, the present Mr. Smith said with the addition of some equipment in the square foot building, the handling capacity could reach gallons of milk daily. There are now 23 farmers hauling milk to the factory but some are being turned away because the plant can't handle all this stocks. With the new factory, cur- rent suppliers can increase their herds and new shippers will have to be found. Mr. Smith said more dairy animals will have to be brought into the area. Fred Hutchings, Alberta dairy commissioner, told the gathering of about 250 farm- ers and school children the dairy industry has received more attention from govern- tht fiRT STUDIO ON FIFTH AVENUE ART GALLERY ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING V SINCE 1958 710 5 AVE S LETHBRIDCE-ALTA HEINO DEEKEN Manager PRE-INVENTORY OFFICE FURNITURE SALE EXECUTIVE DESK 60" x 30" Matching credenia and executive chair. Reg. value SPECIAL SECRETARY DESK and typewriter table and chair. Walnut finish. Reg. value SPECIAL ROYAL METAL FILING CABINETS LETTER SIZE LEGAL SIZE Reg. Cgf CO Reg. Cif A A r i H c i Vl nH Special VW Special V W Chinook Stationers Ltd. 319 7th ST. S. PHONE 327-4591 ment officials than any other segment of agriculture. He said with ths excellent record of production and quality exhibited by the Glen- wood factory, "the new plant is just the kind of plant we want." He said in British Colum- bia and Alberta, local fac- tories can't produce even half the amount of cheese consumed. The rest comes from Ontario and Quebec. He said all of the specialty cheeses sold in Canada come from outside North America. hope this new plant will get involved in specialty cheeses." He said looking into the fu- ture the dairy and cheese industry in Alberta1 will def- initely expand because in- dustry officials in Ontario "can see the writing on the wall that the amount of land which can be used for agri- culture is diminishing." They will be looking to the west for cheese supplies, he said. Mr. Smith said the board of directors is happy with the great possibilities for the new factory- He said in 1972, 99.7 per cent of all cheese manufac- tured at the plant was grad- ed 1. In that same year, the employees scored 99.9 per cent in the government test for workmanship. RCMP centennial ball attracts 450 celebrants More than 450 persons, in- cluding the commanding offi- cer of the RCMP in Alberta, attended the RCMP Centen- tennial Ball in Lethbridge last weekend. Held in the convention cen- tre of the El Rancho Motor Hotel, decorated in a cen- tennial motif for the occa- sion, the Lethbridge celebra- bration of the force's 100th anniversary of service in Canada attracted Assistant Commissioner V. M. Sep- pala, commanding officer of 'K' division Leth- bridge MP Ken Hurlburt, and the special agent in charge of the FBI in Butte Montana, Robert Evans. Other special guests at- tending the ball: Dr. John Walker, president of the Fort Macleod Historical Society; city police Chief Ralph Mi- chelson; Lethbridge Mayor Andy Anderson; Chief Judge L. S. Turcotte, of the Leth- bridge district court; and Ray Hoffeller, district direc- tor of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Helena, Montana. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom PH. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 Super Special! PYREX SCULPTURED OVENWARE 80 OUNCE COVERED CASSEROLE Regular 6.95. SPECIAL 48 oz. size. 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