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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDCE HERAID Friday, November 17, I97J Once upon a time tourists and conventions stopped coming to Letlibridge and sunny Southern Alberta 9-MR boo pap IQOO looa oooh boo" aoari and lo and behold, hotels and motels had that empty look, so town and city tax offices, food suppliers and all those who provided goods and services were a little emptier too. Restaurants went hungry and as staff members were laid off they deserted the barber and hair- dresser and some even returned Tneir TV set to the appliance dealer. Department stores had so few 'plus' sales to visitors they couldn't support the United Appeal, and their laid-off employees could no longer visit theatres, buy a beer or put anything in the churc'h collection plate. Corny as it may be, it does emphasize that every bus- iness in the city and district gets a piece of the action from the spending tourist, no matter how remote from me direct spending. City hall staff gets plug-ins City hall employees will have the benefits of car plug ins this winter if they want them. The plug-Ins are being Install- ed now in the city hall parking lot. Employees will pay a year for their use. Installation and operation of the plug-ins will be paid lor from electric department rev- enues and will cost nothing to the taxpayers, City Manage: Tom Nutting said. PRESS CLUB DANCE The preii club It In the beginning ond wa are having a danet Friday night at the Legion Memorial Hall. H's a fund-railing effort oimcd at helping ui get our club of the ground. Everyone ii welcome. event geti underway ar 8 p.m. Admiiiion Is SI.50 per person REFRESHMENTS, SNACKS and DANCING. Member! and Invited Gueirt Only Frontier Dining Room EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL Presents Dining and Dancing every Sat. Evening from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. Music by 'THE STARLITE TRIO" Vocals by "SHANNON KING" Family Dining EVERY SUNDAY 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Special Children'! Mvnu) WEEKEND SPECIAL Effective Saturday and Sunday Only AND REGULAR BEVERAGE Consists cf 3 pieces Chubby Chicken, French Fries, Dinner Roll, Cole Slaw and Regular Beverage. Reg. 1.55 NOW 99' AVAILABLE AT BOTH LOCATIONS 210 3rd Ave. S. 1607 Mayor Magroth Dr. Catering available for all social gatherings. For further Information call 328-6056 or 327-6255 hurt selves by not aiding tourist Businessmen in southern Al- berta a-e hurting themselves by not supporting tourist promo- tion efforts, says an official of tire Travel and Convention As- sociation of Southern Alberta. A conservative estimate sug- gests million in potential revenue from tourism will have been lost this year because the association does not have the money to do the things it wauls, according to Frank Smith. because we are doing an un- "If we had an operating bud- get of for this year, a 50 per cent increase in the num- ber of tourists would not be beyond the TCASA exe- cutive vice-president said in an interview Thursday. Mr. Smith said southern Al- berta would earn at least Trillion from tourists this year. "It is not a satisfactory amount satisfactory job with unsatisfac- tory money at our he said. The operating budget for this year is and only comes from membership fees. The city and provincial govern- ments have given grants of about each. "If we could get in membership tecs, we could ask tho city and provincial govern- ments to match that amount and do a real promotional he said. On the other hand, Mr. Smith said participation by the busi- nesses in southern Alberta is gradually increasing, from about 120 when the association was formed in 1968 to 338 today. But still the participation is Pollution threat looms in Tass The line levied against Coleman Collieries Ltd. in Pin- cher Creek provincial judge's court may not be the end of problems caused by a landslide last spring. Following the Nov. 10 trial a fish and wildlife officer from. Pincher Creek told The Herald he believes more slides will likely further devastate the small creek. "The evidence we presented at the trial showed the tailings of a strip mining operation on Tent Mountain had been care- lessly piled. The court agreed that that's why the slide re- sulted. "I was there shortly after the slide occurred in June. I've been back since and you can see big cracks In the piles of tailings. "Once the soil gels some moisture in it, freezes and then thaws more slides will fall into East Crowsnest he said. He also said the existing rub- ble in the small stream from the last slide is a continuing source of pollutant material. "The stream water keeps run- ning through the slide, which Disrober committed to Ponoka The man apprehended Thurs- day morning by city police as he paraded about in front of St. Patrick's Church dressed only in his wrist watch has been committed to Alberta Hospital Ponoka for examination and treatment. No charges were laid against the 44-year-old city man after he was taken into custody. Police indicated the man, who had been under extreme emo- tional stress, went to the church steps and When asked by n police offi- cer who arrived at the scene what his problem was the man told the police officer lo go ftway. "Much force wns required In lake the man into said the official police report. COST The Cily of spends more than on cemetery operations each year. formed a partial dam In the stream, and keeps carrying away small insoluable parti- cles. POOLS FILLED Last spring with the slide and Hie runoff water from the other mining wastes, the settling pools were completely filled up and the dirty water just ran straight through and into Crowsnest he said. The settling pools are dam- like structures in the stream that form large ponds where the current of the stream is reduced end all of the suspend- ed material carried by the cur- rent may settle out of the water. Once the pools are filled with the suspended material it will just continue to wash through the pool and down the stream. "The company Is cleaning out the pools to prepare for the next spring runoff, but once the pools are filled the suspended materials will again wash into the he said. "Further pollution will also result from the materials car- ried into the stream from the other tailings. Even if they don't slide, the walev will still pick up the smaller particles and wash it into the the fish and wildlife officer said. STREAM DAMAGE Another fish ami wildlife offi- cer said it would bo impossible to measure the amount of dam- age to the ecology of the stream system and the lake. He also added the stream or ]2ke will never be as clean time." "in our life- Rites Monday for centenarian Tobias Tiller Funeral services for Tobias Tern Tiller, who died hi the cily Wednesday at the age of 100 years, will be held at Mar- tin Bros. Funeral Chapels Tra- ditional Chapel, at 3 p.m. Mon- day. Mr. Tiller moved to Diamond Cily from Newfoundland in 1906. He moved to Lethbridge In 1914 and had been a city resident until his death. He re- tired as a carpenter in 1947. He was predeceased by his wile Eliza. Survivors include two sons, Norman of Lethbridge and Cecil of Victoria; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Fleet- wood and Mrs. Bertha Ellis, both of Lethbridge; 11 grand- children and 30 great grand- children. Interment will he In the fam- ily plot at Mountain View Ceme- tery. A Coleman Collieries spokes- man who wished to anonymous told The remain Herald Thursday that it was impossi- ble to predict if or when anoth- er slide might occur and said he hoped no further slide? would take place. The only corrective measures taken by the company, accord- ing to its spokesman, was the cleaning of three settling ponds in the stream below the slide. He explained the settling pools could be cleaned by scooping out all of the settled material and "placing it in a position where it could cause no more pollution." The spokesman elaborate on how would not the waste material was to be handled so it would not present further problems. only one-fifth of Ihc tolal busi- nesses In the zone which is roughly south of Calgary lo the U.S. border and east of the B.C. border to Grassy Lake. "Participation is on a volun- tary Mr. Smith explain- ed. "There is hardly a business which will not benefit direct- ly or indirectly from tourist promotion. We, of course, can- not tell tourists to spend money with our members only." Of the businesses In the zone, which has an area of square miles and a pop- ulation of about 40 per cent Is in the Cily of Leth- bridge. Likewise, Mr. Smith said, only 40 per cent of the members are in Lethbridge. Membership fees vary from to about but some in- dividual businesses pay as "I don't see why every busi- ness cannot pay In meraber- slu'p fees every Mr. Smith said. Every man, woman and child in Canada receives in tax- ation benefits from tourists each year, he pointed out. "If the government of Singa- pore fincls it necessary to open a tourist information office la- San Francisco, it must have good he said. THE ALEX TAVERN WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY "Barney and Beer Null" SATURDAY "The Happy Gang" STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Strati S. 327-3024 at the LEGION FRIDAY-Beaver 4" SAT.-Beaver TRIO" SAT.-Vimy Lounge "SUNSET 4" Members and Invited Guests Onlyl The whisky a man saves for himself and his friends. It's a matter of taste. So we take the time to 29 great, aged whiskies into .one great taste. Adams Private Stock. Do your friends a flavour. Tllomal Ajonu on ;