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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 11 THE LETHBRIDOB HERALD November 73 Buck-passing stalls birth control centre By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer Confusion at the public school board over not allowing the Lethbridge Birth Control and Information Centre to place posters on school is at a peak. Fred director of pupil said Wednes- day the whole issue has become The centre since beeen trying to get permission to put up posters in schools which would students be aware of the Lethbridge ser- a program coordinator for the centre said. Judy Burgess added the County taxpayers will go to court If need the County of Lethbridge Ratepayers Association will fight the Alberta Assessments Appeal Board in court. The association decided to take the action at a meeting Wednesday night after Steve president of the newly-formed told the meeting that several points of law must be cleared up before the board can properly hear assessment appeals brought to it County taxpayers who have had their appeals against the county's general assessment turned down in court of revi- sion will have an opportunity to bring their cases to the provincial appeal board when it sits in Lethbridge at the end of November. The which is made up primarily of small- land will ask the board to rule on several points and if a ruling favorable to them is not handed they will ask for an suspending the board's hearings until the questions are resolved in court. Under the provincial taxa- tion a parcel of land over BOOK NOW For Cktifiw PARTIES-WEDDINGS ETC. From HOYT'S RENTAL DEPARTMENT Punch Bowl Sete Cutlery GlIMM PIMM CofleeUrn Cendelftbfi and Liquor Dtopeneer Call China 327-5787 608 3rd Avt. S. 20 acres cannot be classed as a farm unless the owner makes his livelihood from it Assess- ment on farmland is con- siderably lower than the assessment levied against small landholdings. Although the board has defined livelihood in terms of the old age pension plus the m- come Mr. Denecky complains that the definition has never been legally set. The association will also ask the board to place the burden of proof at the hearings on the instead of the tax- payer. Another comlaint of county ratepayers is that assessment is based on a cash basis which emans that property owners are not given credit for poten- tial. For a small land owner building up a cattle herd would be required to sell off some of his herd every year in order to make the in- come necessary to be classed as a farmer. Dial-a-bus considered The community services ad- visory committee wants to know if it would be feasible to operate a late-hours summer- time dial-a-bus system in the city. The idea came up at the ad- visory committee's meeting Wednesday night in a discus- sion of late hour bus service. Jim a member of the said a number of especially older people had complained they could not go downtown to evening functions in the summertime because the last buses leave downtown at 9 p.m leaving them stranded. CUFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL UN. LMTlMl IWBES7-8ZL. COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7889 For Utmost Safe Driving in Snow and Icy intuit UNIROYAL SNOWPLOW RETREADED TIRES Completely they are your Bett Tire Buy carrying the seme guarantee u Brand New 15 .95 including F78-14 and 078-14 and H76-14 and 15. KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. GROT PLAN AVAUAKE _ _ tltm I.C. PBJN 4tt-774l school board has been approached by both the centre and high school students for permission. The request to make a deci- sion was passed from the school board to the home and school association. Then from the home and school associa- tion to the principals of the in- dividual schools. when the centre recently approached one prin- cipal it was told the decision rested with Mr. not the Ms. Burgess said. far as I am no one has officially approach- ed this office for a decision to be made I don't think it is my decision the whole issue is utterly Mr. Cartwright said. tells me its my job to make a but no request has been given to his he said. Confusion regarding the matter is arising from publici- ty for the centre as opposed to birth control literature. Presenting literature and presenting posters are two different he said. Ms Burgess said the centre would like to put the posters up as could be the start of a valuable prevention have the type of preven- tive service we want you must contact people before they have a problem. This means contacting and helping young people and the schools are an opportune place to start such a program. centre would like the students to know the agency is available so they can par- ticipate in education programs if they want. students find sexuality just as foreboding a topic as their parents did and for one person to come to the centre is a bold move But if a group sees a poster they may all come down because each will have the backing of his Ms. Burgess said. Mr. Cartwright said the position between him and the centre seems to be that any forcing of the schools would be unwise school board has never made a decision on the and what is need- ed is for both sides to clearly lay down what they want to Mr. Cartwright said. College briefs Freezer buyers face shortage at local stores Census-taking Mrs. Mary-Jane Ward likes her census-taking job with the city because it gives her a chance to visit the neighbors. she calls om Mrs. Charles Brown of 1505 3rd Ave. N. The Browns have seen many census takers during their 50-year residence at the address. There are 92 enumerators taking Lethbndge's annual pulse this year. While residents shiver in below-normal those looking for deep freezes are facing a freezer a survey of department stores and appliance dealers shows. One dealer says his freezer supply should return to nor- mal levels by Christmas because of a decrease in de- mand and new shipments of freezers from the Calgary warehouse. Two others see no end to their freezer shortages until their manufacturers over- come problems in obtaining materials for compressors. All dealers report depleted stocks because of an increase in freezer demand this which they say stems in part from rising food prices. The list includes two major department stores who describe current stock levels with comments that range from to At Simpson Sears manager John Loewen says the level of freezer stock is critical and has been since Ted assistant manager at says a shipment of freezers was received in October and the firm was able to fill back but freezer stock is still not back to normal levels. is not as critical as it was in August but it is still he said Mr. Clark looks for the freezer situation to improve with a drop off in demand. demand slides off at this time of the he said August and September are peak months because of food processing. we are still unable to keep up with the says Mr. Clark. Dealers say demand for freezers has been greater this year than ever before And College may get master plan The Lethbridge Community College will at last have a master plan maybe. Now the only college board of governors in Alberta without a master plan which charts its institution's the LCC board of governors Wednesday night agreed to offer the job of preparing such plan to an employee of the department of advanced education in Edmonton. Dr. C. D. LCC Improved busing sought The board of governors of the Lethbridge Community College is in favor of the City of Lethbridge improving its public transportation service for people who wish to take evening courses. The board Wednesday night asked LCC president Dr. C. D. Stewart to approach the city with the college's appeal. The board was asked to approach the city on the matter by the Lethbridge Association of Life Long Education and Recreation. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Open Thurs. and Frl Evenings Phone 32B-0972 2716 12ttl AM. S. The graduates of the LCC nursing program will get their pins. The pins have been awarded annually to LCC nursing grads but were in danger of being discotinued this year because of budget restrictions. The budget problems made a direct board order necessary authorizing the pins be retained. Nursing students are the only LCC grads who get such pins but the board felt that since LCC nursing graduates are enter- ing a profession where the pins are a they should be awarded. The board emerged from its closed-door portion of its regular meeting Wednesday without finalizing the pending land deal that is expected to see the institution purchase about 100 acres nearby for future expansion. ICHARGEXI ON THE WAY TO ERICKSEN'S DINE DANCE Friday and Saturday Thfe Week Featuring FRANKLY WESTWINDS DINING ROOM P.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations Sunday FAMILY DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FAMILY DINING 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. CHILDREN'S IN THE OLD TRADITION Of WESTCRN HOSPITALITY lestaulant The land deal has gone back to a board committee for more discussion. LCC and the Lethbridge city council Sportsplex committee could be ready within a week to begin negotiations that will determine whether the college will become the major user of the sports facility that will sit at its northern doorstep. Dr C D. LCC said following Wednesday night's board of governors meeting that college physical education ad- ministrators are busy putting together a presentation that will outline the college's needs to the city council com- mittee. Dr. Stewart feels that if the negotiations work out that the LCC will become the Sportsplex's biggest single instead of building its own physical education about would be saved. was given authority to hire Neil W. J. now a special assistant with the provincial government department. Mr. Clarke has already done some preliminary work on a plan for the board He looked into alternatives of master plans and recommended LCC follow one of three routes in having its plan prepared. The LCC board prefers Mr Clark's second alternative which will cost between 000 and and take seven to nine months to complete. The LCC has been tossing around the idea of a master plan for nearly five years. Werner now the leader of the Alberta Social Credit undertook the task of preparing the LCC master plan when he was ap- pointed academic vice- president of the institution about two years ago. But the data he gathered for plan has been sitting idle since he left the LCC last winter to campaign for the Socred leadership. plan at least one board member is surprised with all the time and fuss the plan has been given Dr. John of Fort thinks the data Mr. Clark would collect for the .plan in the seven to nine months would be out of date in two years. three months should be plenty of time to put together such a he told his colleagues Important as several board members and LCC ad- ministrators think the master although demand has dropped off from August and September all agree freezer stock has not returned to normal levels. Jim manager of Fairfield Appliances and says have none on hand and haven't had any for the past seven He says he expects a ship- ment of freezers within a week to 10 days of eight deep freezes of the 12 he has ordered. The freezers should be sold in about 48 he says based on the number of inquiries from prospective buyers. Mr. Fairfield says sales have doubled last year's figures even with limited supply. He attributes the freezer shortage to two factors ris- ing food prices and an in- dustry problem in obtaining materials for compressors Plastic and steel used in compressors are in short says Mr. Fairfield and there is immediate for changes in supply until the supply of these materials im- proves. Capitol Furniture assistant manager Blake Bartel says his firm has had no problem in getting replacement com- pressors and looks for stock levels with a decrease in de- mand to return to normal near Christmas. He is expecting a shipment of about 20 freezers in about two and other shipments before Christmas most dealers agree the freezer shortage has had a marked effect on freezer sales. Gerard part-owner of Smith's Color Television and Appliances notes is not very healthy to tell our regular customers and the new customers we meet we have no freezers and we don't know when we will get some Another who reports freezer sales of about 240 tius about double normal sees the demand as part of a general upsurge in con- sumer spending. economy is good and people are spending more money than says appliance salesman Wayne Baker tnt ART STUDIO FIPTM AVENUE HTHftftlftCE-AiTA HEINO DEEKEN Manager FOX DENTURE CLINIC Eel. PHONE 327-M6S E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHMME DENTAL LAI. 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDO. CMlrillRMMtllHMHbASSOClltlOR Inco-operattonwtth Stress in Daily Frl.f Nov. e to p.m. Nov. 10 a.m. to Noon a W Avenue REGISTRATIONS FRI. AT SAT. AT A.M. 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