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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 10, 1971 BLlTZKRIEG-What looks like a bombed-oul build- ing from World War Two is really the old Central School building after a few weeks under the hammer of a demolition squad. The school has been split completely in half to speed the destruction. -Bill Groenen photo Indians consider mass march Alberta Indians may join the National Indian Movement's protest marches on provincial capitals eventually. Don Cardinal, northern vice- president of the Indian Associa- tion of Alberta said a march on Edmonton may be the only "alternative" if the provincial and federal governments don't act on Indian requests. The Alberta Indians are ask- ing the provincial government to pave a 17-mile stretch of Highway 58, r.ear High Level, in northern Alberta, so that it connects with an Indian re- serve in the vicinity. The unpavcd portion of the road right-of-way was cleared "years Mr. Cardinal said. Highway 58 was part of a pro- i vincial federal make work program. The provincial government has given the pa-.lj.g "low pri- ority for the past five and the Indians want the road completed soon. Mr. Cardinal says a paved road should service the reserve which has a population of 800 and extensive cattle, agricul- ture and lumber interests. In Eddition, he said, Indians don't want the provincial gov- ernment to take over social 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX welfare for natives. Mr. Card- (inal said the federal govem- j ment is currently trying to pass the administrative aspects of the service to the provinces. The provincial and fede-al governments should get more involved in training and educat- ing Indians on the reserve rath- er than transporting students to institutions in cities, he said. However, hs said the most j serious repercussions would re- 1 suit if the social welfare ad- I ministration were transferred. Oty man gets three months for passing bad cheque Richard William Dunlop, 13, of 306 26th St. S. was sentenced Thursday to a three-month jail term, to be followed by one year probation, after he was found guilty of uttering a fraud- ulent cheque. The charge resulted from a LN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE d Street S. Phone 327-3024 TILL SELLING FOR LESS! ORIENTAL CULTURAL SOCIETY GET-TOGETHER SUNDAY, NOV. 12th 2 p.m. Park Plaza Motor Hotel FEATURING: Live entertainment direct From Hawaii Smorgaibord and Entertainment per person Future lour plani will be diicuued and arranged at sub- tavings to and friends. COM" AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS cheque issued by Dunlop lo a local business July 27. He was convicted of Ihe charge Oct. 26 and remanded to Thursday for sentence. Provincial Judge L. W. Hud- son issued the jail lerm and ordered the probationary peri- od after the court was told Dun lop had been on probation twice before for different offences. "I have to do something to call your attention to your ac tions, and I hope after your time in jail you will be able to mend your Provinda: Judge Hudson told Dunlop. Separate board meets Wednesday The Lethbridge Separate School Board meets In regular session Nov. 15 at p.m. in the school district office. A total of six items are sched uled to be dealt with Including a request from two teachers that they be allowed to apply for overseas teaching positions with the department of Nation- al Defense. The meeting is open to the public. The National Indian Move- ment, bom In Manitoba and still In its early stages may eventually field candidates in provincial elections. "We are thinking very ser- iously of forming our own pol- itical party, beginning in Mani- toba, which will be truly rep- resentative of native the group said recently in a statement. About Indians and Meiis people marched on the Mani- toba legislature in Winnipeg during a snowstorm on Oct. 27. Rural delegates lo meet Gas policy will be urged The immediate announce- ment of the provincial govern- ment's natural gas policy will be urged at next week's annual convention of tho Alberta Asso- ciation of Municipal Districts ard Coun'ies in Edmonton. The convention, to run Mon- day through Friday, will vote on 26 resolutions and will elect officers and hear speeches by the premier, cabinet ministers and Opposition Harry Strom. Between meetings on resolu- tions and association business, delegates will hear Premier Petev Lougheed, Agriculture Minister Dr. Hugh Homer, Highways Minister Clarence Coplthorne, Education Minis- ter Lou Hyndman, Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell, Mr. Strom and Edmonton May- or Dr. Ivor Dent. Environment Minister Bill Crawford, Provincial er Gordon Miniely and Labor Minister Bert Hohol will parti- cipate in a forum moderated by Mr. Russell Thursday. A panel discussion, to be called "what should properly tax pay will be held Wed- nesday with association secre- tary-treasure" J. M, Masson moderating. Election of officers will Ije held Thursday after- noon before Mr. Strom address- es delegates. The resolution urging an im- mediate announcement of the government's natural gas poli- cy, and an executive order-in- councit to freeze natural gas installations in the meantime, will be introduced by the Muni- cipal District of Starland. DKAINAGE The Municipal District of Smoky River will ask the gov- ernment to return to giving fi- Yurko, Health Minister Neil naricial assistance to drainage projects that would improve the environment. The resolution says tha government has not given any financial help to- ward such projects this year. Other resolutions to be voted upon include: County of AYelaskiwin, pro- posing that a municipality which supplies water to a neighboring municipality be al- loived In tax individuals and corporations in that municipal- ity for using the water, BURNING Municipal District of Rocky View proposing changes in sanilavy landfill regulations so that burning be a method of waste disposal. The association executive proposing elections of rural and urban officials 'and school trustees to be held on the same date so as to cut down separate campaign costs and avoid the lack of interest in electing school trustees. The association executive proposing (hat school principals and teachers be exempt from responsibility for any damages claimed after authorizing medi- cal treatment for students when parents cannot be contacted for their permission. Other resolutions include the proposal that mobile homes, whether occupied or unoccu- pied, be taxed, and that the government introduce legisla- fioi. to control firearms. Delegates will also deal with the coloring of school buses, the taxation of revenue-produc- ing reservoirs, the enforcement o[ boating regulations and a review of the Domestic Animals Act, which was last re-written 17 years ago. The association is the collec- tive voice of 30 municipal dis- tricts and counties in the province. Officials ponder blackout cause By JIM MAYBIE Heral Staff Writer Workers [or Calgary Power and the city's electrical depart- ment were continuing their in- vestigations this morning in at- tempts to determine the cause of Wednesday night's 10-min- ute power outage in most of Lethbridge. Today Calgary Power and city officials were still of the opinion there were malfunc- tions In bath systems. The problem appears to have originated in the city when power was tripped off because of a gac build-up in a trans- former in northeast Lethbridge. Samples of (he gas, generated from oil in the transformer, are being sent to the transformer manufacturer. Speculation is that the gas was caused when a piece of the transformer equipment had to be welded on tile after the equipment was installed. The gaa samples and sug- NO PARKING ANY TIME hft invented the Screwdriver? mirnoff The Vodka that leaves you breathless. gestions from the city to the manufacturer on welding pro- cedures, may prevent any fu- ture problems of this particu- lar type. Calgary Power, thinking the outage was caused hy a fault in its lines, flew along the lines from Lethbridge to the Brocket substation Thursday. A dead swan was noticed close to the lines, near a slough, during the flight. On re- turning to Lethbridge a Calgary Power employee drove to the area to discover the "swan" was a goose which had been dead for about a week. The three-hour truck trip proved there was nothing wrong with Calgary Power lines. Relay technicians from Cal- gary are in the area today to check a Calgary Power break- er which appears to have mal- functioned when the city's transformer went on tlie fritz. A Calgary Power official said Prisoner back after hospital escape tripped off because of the transformer gas build-up, the seldom-used Calgary Power cir- cuit breaker did what it shouldn't have done and threw the entire city demand on the city's power plant. The load was loo much for the city plant so most of the city power was cut off. Calgary Power technicians are expected to know later to- day or tomorrow the cause of the circuit breaker malfunction and to make the required changes. A 17-year-old Calgary youth j is back in the Lethbridge Cor- rectional Institution this morn- ing following a brief interlude with freedom Thursday. IT DOESN'T HELP TO COMPlAIN-Cily police liu.a been deluged with calls fri'm irate curlers complaining of receiving parking tickets after parking In front of Jho Civic Centre. Conslablo Mlko Soroka writes another onn for a car parked directly in front of iho no parking signs. The signs were placed in front of the Civic Conlro to im- provo vision of drivers at the 9lh Avo. and 6lli Si. S. intersection. Police Inspector Bill West says tho signs havo boon up since July, but arc only being noticed now since the curling season startod. Committed for trial A Lethbridge man has been committed to stand trial at the next Lethbridge session of :he Alberta Supreme Court later this month on 11 charges of "theft by a person required a account." Hugh Llewellyn Graham, of the Graham Collection Agency Lid., 1410 17th SI. S., was com- mitted to stand trial on the 11 charges following a prelimin- ary hearing Thursday before Provincial Judge C. D. Mac- donnell. In a previous court appear- ance, Oct. 5, Mr. Graham pleaded not guilty to six charges. An additional five charges were laid agalnsl him by city police Nov. 6. He elect- ed Irial by jury. Following I h c committal order, Judge Macdonnell allow- ed Mr. Graham to remain free on bajl originally set Oct. S. The Alberta Supreme Court is scheduled lo convene in Leth- bridge Nov. 27. Two break-ins overnight Investigation is underway in- to two overnight break Ins, one to the Lethbridge Col- egiate Institute, and the other ;o a private residence. Police say the break in at LCI resulted in no thefts or damages. Entry was gained by jreaking a wint'ow in a rear loor and opening the latch rom inside. The second break in lo the >asement suite rented by Bob rfedley at 1134 ISth St. S. not- ed thieves about in change and small bills. Police say Ihc house is for ;ale and lefl open much of Ihe time. The money reported slolen was in a piggy bank knpl on a resscr in Ihe bedroom of the uitc. RCMP report Paul MacMain was undergoing temporary treatment at Lethbridge Muni- cipal Hospital Thursday even- ing when he "simply decided to eave and walked out of Ihe lospital." Mr. MacMain was picked up by Taber RCMP later in Ihe evening as he was hitchhiking near the outskirts of the town. He Is currently serving a nine-month jail term for brcak- ng and entering. Boys caught aling the merchandise Two 14-year-old LelhbrirJge )oys have been charged with a ireak in to tne North Side Bakery, CIO 13lh St. N., Thurs- day. Police say the boys entered .he business through a rear window and were caught by he manager in th3 act of eal- ng some pastries and throw- I ng cakes at the wall. They 1 caused S50 damage. The police were called, the joys were .turned over to them, and later released In their par- ents' custody. 400 tickets remain for La Mancha Approximately 400 tickets re- main for Lelhbridge Musical Theatre's 10th anniversary pro- duction of Man of La Mancha. Sold out dates are tonight, Saturday, Wednesday and Nov. 17, 18, 24 and 25. The seals remaining are pri- marily single seals. The production will run (or 15 performances, Tuesday to Sunday, with no shows Mon- days. The Yates Memorial Centre box office is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spe- cial hours for the Remem- brance Day holiday will be 4 p.m. to curtain lime at 8 p.m. Saturday. SAND f GRAVEL ASPHALT WE WILL BE CLOSED NOVEMBER 13 Canadian Western offices will be closed Monday, November 13, in recognition of Remembrance Day. As always the company will be available for emer- gency service. The emergency number is 327-4551. Requests for service calls relating la normal applia- nce adjustment, meler account inquiries and general business should be made during normal office hours on days other than (lie above. caridDian western natural, ear company umrreo FRED KEIVER ANNOUNCEMENT Ray Chambers, owner and operator of Bridge Villa Mobile Home Sales and Bridge Villa Estates, is pleased to an- nounce the appointment of Fred Keiver as Manager of Bridge Villa Mobile Homes. Fred has a wealth of Mobile Home sales experience and is looking forward to showing you 1'ie Canadiana, Century and Atco line of mobile homes. ;