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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Uthbridge Herald p Local news Second Section Lethbridge. November 1973 Ptgea 17-32 Motley crew of local Active 20-30 club members visited Lethbridge hospital children's wards. goblins... goblins and ghouls of every size and description had a great day. nursery kindergartens and neighborhoods got the youngsters in the mood with parties during the day. Then as the shadows lengthened in the the weird creatures emerged. Police say the evening was fairly quiet no reports of sick tricksters handing out razor blades in apples and the like. But seven complaints dealt with teenagers hijacking the goodie bags of youngsters. Photos by WALTER KERBER and RICK ERVIN Lonny 418 15th St. with 35-pound pumpkin. Kim Stainsby mans the citizens band base station which helped city police co-ordinate extra Halloween patrols. Two of Kent and Nadine Zalaski 809 7th St. S. Youngsters at nursery school at McKillop United Church wide-eyed as teacher Marlene Lamont reads ghost story. Ronny 619 9th Ave. S. Sportsplex needs college's money to break even By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge Community College use of the million Sportsplex thrown in doubt last week when the college board of governors decided the facility would be inade- quate for the college's needs is once again a real possibility. The change of heart follow- ed a meeting Wednesday between the city's sportsplex committee and college representatives which resulted in an agreement to work in the next three or four months towards an arrange- ment -vhich could see the college being the major user of the facility. ball is in the college's said Bob LCC board of governors after the meeting. The he agreed to look at its see what it can fit into the sportsplex and let the sportsplex committee know what hours it will need to use the facility effectively. It will be up to the sportsplex committee to then fit the college's requirements into the sportsplex schedule. don't think there is any doubt that if we can fit them in within the limits of we'll be bending over backwards to accom- modate said Deputy Mayor Vaughan who is chairman of the sportsplex committee. need them and we need their he said bluntly. We can't see the sportsplex paying for itself un- less there is one very major around and it's got to be the Mr. Hembroff said the sportsplex committee's at- titude from the start has been that the college be the single major user of the facility. Mr. Babki said the college could conceivably require 50 per cent of the sportsplex operating time. He said that if the schedul- ing problem can be worked out the college would be interested in a long-term use arrangement. If it can't the college would have to seriously consider other he said. But Mr. Babki said he per- sonally favors joint use and added that the provincial government also favors joint- use. only makes he said. we would like to have another building but the economics of it being what they we have to try to fit our programs into the sportsplex.v Originally the college was to contribute some to the cost of the sportsplex which would have' included a large gym at the south end of building. There would then have been a joint ownership and managerial arrangement for the operation of the sportsplex. But the city needed a firm commitment by the end of May in order to meet construction scheduling for the 1975 Canada Winter and when the college couldn't get this commitment in time from the provincial the plans were changed. The south end of the building as it is now being built is designated as an area for future seating expansion of some seats. In the meantime it will have a good gymnasium a high ceiling and will be petitioned off from the rest of the building. In other it. can be used as a gym. But the college in its meeting Oct. 22 concluded it was really too small and decided it would not put the money it had available into the facility. The feeling at the time concerning the main part of the building was that its chief purpose was for ice events and a portable floor for the ice surface area could not be put down and taken up with enough agility to meet the college's requirements. But Wednesday's meeting appears to have changed that thinking. Deputy Mayor Hembroff says the floor can be taken off in four hours and put down in hopefully less once crews have had some practice at it. see the college as the major daytime he said. would occur as evening programing is there was a hockey game in the evening perhaps the college would have to shut down its programs an hour earlier. hope we can fit their programs in so other users can be accommodated as he said. the college can be flex- we'll do our darndest to be flexible Both Mr. Babki and Mr. Hembroff said that if the scheduling problem could be worked out they didn't see financial arrangements between the college and the city posing any problems. Mr. Hembroff said the com- mittee believes it has figured out what it will cost to operate the Sportsplex and that figure will be provided to city coun- cil Monday. With the college in on the sportsplex could be operated on a break-even he said. Fire hazard colony school be closed By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer A schoolhouse that school officials knew was a fire hazard to children for more than two years will be closed this month. An Alberta fire more than two years recommended the old one-room provincial government stucco school house on the Standoff Hutterite colony be renovated or replaced because some of the fire hazards it presented to children even common The school will be replaced by a modern mobile classroom as soon as the foundation to mount it on has been an of- ficial of the Cardston School Division said Wednesday. Cal Durfey says the if the weather will be poured next week. Members of the Hutterite colony installed the water lines for the school in October. The mobile one-room classroom will include indoor plumb- ing and rest rooms. The old school is serviced by two outdoor toilets. Dr. Durfey says the mobile unit is similar to others in the province that have been used temporarily in new growing com- munities and in areas where the population growth is unstable. The even though it will be placed on a can be easily moved to another location if it out-lives its usefulness to the Standoff colony. There have been a variety of reasons given by the govern- ment and the Cardston School Division for the long delay between the replacement of the school and the recommendation from the Alberta fire commissioner's office that it be replaced. Everything from government red tape to the lack of available mobile units in the province that would meet the specifications of the Cardston School Division seemed to add to the delay. 22 children have been attending classes in the old one-room schoolhouse since the beginning of September despite dangerous fire hazards such as the furnace that sits next to the only exit in the building. Man gets 7-month term A Lethbridge man was sentenced in provincial court Wednesday to seven months in jail for stealing pounds of copper wire. Three other men involved in the same theft received 18- month suspended sentences. Bennie Van 1126 19th'St. received the jail sentence because of previous offenses. Receiving suspended sentences were Theodore Glenn both of 112619th St. and Danny of Dia- mond City. The men pleaded guilty Oct. 24 to stealing the copper wire from Davis 15G5 2nd Ave. S. Oct. 10. A Lethbridge man who pleaded guilty in provincial court Wednesday to driving while impaired and driving while prohibited was fined a total of Robert Archibald 130 22nd St. was fined for second offense impaired and for driving while prohibited by the court. He was also prohibited from. driving for a year. U of L baffled but will implement animal care suggestions The University of will take steps to nake sure its staff and itudents know who is respon- ible for every animal they ise for experimental pur- the university's vice- said Wednesday. Dr. 0. G. Holmes was esponding to a provincial inspection report Tuesday that claim- id it appeared K I i used in laboratory ex- periments at the U of L when its team of inspectors visited the university recently. An animal welfare com- mittee is responsible for every experimental animal at the university and it is also responsible for seeing that the care of the animals satisfies federal and provincial govern- ment Dr. Holmes said. tion Wednesday with one of the Edmonton inspectors who inspected the U of L animal Dr. Holmes was still not aware of circum- the inspection team was referring to when it reported the U of L was overcrowding animals used in experiments. He said the report of animal overcrowding was a to because the inspectors the'care of the animals during their inspection. The inspectors will be forwarding their report to the U of L so the university will know the specific concerns of the inspectors. The inspectors had also noted marked overall im- in the U of L's care of animals used in ex- periments. Dr. Holmes says the provin- inspected the animal rooms at the U of L since the university building was completed so they must have been basing their statement on a comparison with a federal government inspection report completed two years ago. The federal inspectors had recommended the university install a ventilation system for the animals that was total ventilation system. The animal's ventilation system was also to include 15 changes of air per hour. Dr. indicated the university had compiled with the federal regulations. The provincial report claim- ed the U of L animal rooms in the department of psychology lacked adequate air change. Since the U of L had tors and the provincial inspec- tors didn't indicate dis- satisfaction with the ventila- tion system when they last visited the U of L officials will now have to wait for the inspection report before any action can be taken. welcome their recommendations and. we're prepared to implement what they Dr. ;