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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SPECIAL ROSEBOWL PARADE TOUR IS day lour via Air Conditontd Luxury Coach Dtpart Dtc. 23. Prlctd from par ptrson doubla oc- cuponcy.Limited Sioli Avollablt. Conlatl: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 32B-3J01 The Lethbndcje Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, November 23, 1972 PAGES 13 TO 24 Whot'i Ntw On Thi South Alberta Farm and Rural Scene? Find Out In The Herald's Next "CHINOOK" INCLUDED WITH THE TUESDAY, NOV. 28, ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Financial problems could force symphony orchestra to disband By RON CALDWELL Herald Stuff Writer The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra may be forced to hang a "going out of business" sign on the podium before too long. Lucien Needham, the orches- tra conductor, told The Herald he has heard rumors that the city is considering reducing its annual grant to the or- chestra. He said the orchestra is on such a tight budget that it needs every cent It can get. Mayor Andy Anderson said he doesn't think the orchestra's share of city contributions will be changed in 1973. "As far as I know, we are not thinking In those he said. "Howevec, if they made a lot of money and didn't need city support, they wouldn't get it." Last year, the orchestra fin- ished the season in the red. Mi1. Needham said, however, that he has heard from a num- Iwr of sources that the orches- tra may not get its usual grant next year. "This is an impending catas- he said. "The orches- tra likely could not continue without the money." The 48-member orchestra op- erates on an annual budget of nearly Mr. Needham said such a group should have a year to do the things it needs to do. NOT ENOUGH "We can't even afford to buy certain pieces of equipment which are badly he said. Mr. Needham said the Leth- bridge orchestra has been just getting by for years while or- chestras in other cities have been receiving sizeable grants from city council. The City of Hamilton, with a population of gives its orchestra a year while Kingston, Ont. donates a year to its orchestra. Kingston has a population of Mr. Needham said he esti- mates a reasonable contribu- tion from the city would be about a year but if the Lethhridge grant was calculat- ed on a per capita basis with Hamilton, it would be annually. Lawrence Leonard conductor of the Edmonton Symphony Or- chestra, said in a long-distance telephone interview Wednesday the Lethbridge group has achieved a remarkable stand- ard, considering the size of the city. "I was very impressed with the quality of the orchestra when I heard he said. "Even though it is still of ama- teur standards, it is developing very rapidly." Mr. Leonard said he has per- sonally written to the provincial government suggesting an in- crease in provincial support for the orchestra. "I would say its (the city grant) loss would be very seri- ous for he said. No parking, no Mr. Mike's ..An application from Bauer- Hupka Franchise Services Ltd. to open a Mr. Mike's Restaur- ant at 1020 3rd Ave. S. was turned down by the Municipal Planning Commission Wednes- day. The proposed restaurant site lacks enough parking spaces for a restaurant, the commission decided. A spokesman for Mr. Mike's, a Kelowna based restaurant chain, said most of the trade would be "walk-in" during the day. The restaurant would be catering to persons working downtown who could walk to lunch or dinner. Fewer park- ing stalls than at a convention- al restaurant would be need- ed, he suggested. Admission deadline Dec. 1 The deadline for applications for admission to the Unversity of Lethbridge spring semester is Dec. 1. Late applications for the sem- ester, which begins Jan. 9, will not be guaranteed, says Ray McHugh, assistant registrar of the U of L. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dintol Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB0 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lewir Level PHONE 327-2822 The city development officer said permission was originally given for construction of the building (already under con- struction) on the condition it would be used for office space. "There's no way it can be approved now for a restaur- he said, because of the parking shortage. ZONING BYLAW Parking requirements for new developments have caused problems for the MFC and de- velopers since the zoning bylaw was passed in 19G8. As a result, the MPC has turned the matter over to the Oldm an River Regional Plan- ning Commission for a detailed study. The formula for determining the number of parking spaces a business needs on its property should be changed, the com- mission members feel. FORMULA The formula now requires parking to be provided on the basis of 100 per cent occupan- cy. In other words, a business must provide enough parking for the maximum use of its facilities. For example, a restaurant must provide one parking stall for each 100 square feet of floor area. An office must be accom- panied by one stall for each 300 square feet of floor area. On olher MPC business, an application from Canada Safe- way Ltd. to build a supermark- et at 707 3rd Ave. S. was tabled until Dec. 1 for an agreement between the city and the com- pany concerning the city's sale of a lane on the property to be signed. COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 Ideal for SOCIAL GATHERINGS Clubs Sororities 0 Lodges Weddings AVAILABLE IN BULK ORDERS special lavlngi for imall or large parlies] DELIVERED READY TO SERVE TO ANY PREMISES recommend your taking advantage of EXTRA SAVINGS by aljo ordering the following in bulk: SALADS PARKERHOUSE ROLLS From our PASTRY DEPARTMENT DELICIOUS FRENCH CRUSTY BREAD AND ROLLS FINE FOODS and BAKERY 2021 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 1701 M.M. DRIVE PHONE 328-7751 THAT TIME AGAIN It's that time of year when city employees Bob Conine (left) and Rusly Zonolll go through the annual fall exercise of trimming those long, unstable tree branch- es. If they didn't, the weight of winter's snow could send the branches' crashing to the street or Into power lines. Possession of hashish brings man fine A 20-year-old Lethbridge man was fined Wednesday after he pleaded guilty in provincial judge's court to a charge of possession of hashish. Court was told Donald Zief- flic of 1820 13th Ave. N. had been in the company of a 15- Remember that "SPECIAL LOOK" on slides with a SLIDE PROJECTOR from McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY KODAK CAROUSELS MODEt 600H S3.91; MODEt 650 97.95 MODEL 750H 151.35 MODEt 760H MODEL 800 133.95 MODEL 850H 2O5.OO BELL AND HOWELL DUO 69.00 CUBE PROJECTOR 129.9S CUBE PROJECTOR willi Auto-Focus 1P9.95 ARGUS HOLIDAY 505 48.95 SYLVANIA FLASH BULBS STANDARD CUBES-Pkg. of 3...... MAGICUBES-Pkg. of 3 HI-POWER CUBES-Pkg. of 2 No. 25B BULBS-Pkg. of 12 AG1 or AGlB-Pkg. of 12 M3 or M3B-Pkg. of 12 M2B-Pkg. of 12 F126-Pkg. ol 12 1.39 1.84 1 R9 2.54 1.P9 249 3.09 "Whero Salci Art Backed By Service" McCREADY-BAINES i'Jf'i 614 3rd South Delivery year-old girl when he was ap- prehended. In setting the fine Provincial Judge Hudson told the young man. "Anyone who is turning juveniles on to drugs deserves to pay a higher fine." Usual fine for a conviction on the charge is about 5150. Mr. Ziefflie said that he had never offered the under-age girl any hashish but Provincial Judge Hudson replied, "No mat- ter what you say the possibil- ily that you might have still exisled." The young man asked tlic court if he might have time to pay the fine and asked he be allowed four months. Both the police and the judge objected and IK was until Jan. 31 pay the fine or be placed in jnil for Ihree months. Local costs eased The provincial has eased the municipal of health unit operating costs. Health Minister Neil Craw- ford Wednesday announced a grant to the prov- ince's health units. The money will be used to improve health unit services Province still unsure on RCMP celebrations Herald Legislative Bureau EDMONTON The provin- cial government still hasn't de- cided how it will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Moun- ties in 1973. Advertising agencies h a ve been asked to propose plans for the RCMP centennial, Bob Dowling, minister responsible for tourism, told the legislature Wednesday. Four advertising companies have qualified "and the deci- sion as to which agency will spear-head the RCMP centen- nial celebrations and what we'll be doing should be announced within the next few he said. Doug Miller (SC-Taber-Warn- er) asked if the government will re-create the North West Mount- ed Police barracks at Writing- On-Stone Provincial Park as part of the celebrations. Mr. Dowling said that was among a number of proposals. Premier Peter Lougheed said In an interview that proposals for the 1973 budget should be submitted by December for con- sideration when the budget Is drawn up in January. Frank Smith, executive vice- president of the Travel and Convention Association of South- ern Alberta, has criticised Mr. Dowling for leaving the RCMP celebration plans so late. Until the province announces what is planned, local groups cannot go ahead with local plans, he said. The celebrations will honor the formation of the force in 1873 and arrival in Alberta in 1874. The first Mountie fort was at Fort Macleod and the second at Fort Saskatchewan. government I and help defray municipal costs icipal share "that have become a great burden on their local financial resources." The grant, part of an annual supplementary grant given to health units near the turn of the year, was considerably higher than Southern Alberta health units had expected, they told The Herald. Introduced about five years ago, the supplementary grants are supposed to balance the provincial and municipal shares of the health unit operating costs. Originally the government was to pay two-thirds of the operating costs and the munici- pality one-third. The provincial share was based on a fixed per capita grant basis to all health units. However, since the scheme was conceived, municipalities find themselves paying the higher share because of in- creasing costs. There is n o cost increase clause in the provincial-muni- cipal scheme. All Southern Alberta health units expressed elation at the ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th SI. S. Phone 32B.4095 SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 THINKING About What To Give For Christmas? Send The Perfect Gift FLOWERS from FRACHE'S P.S. Save added foshl order overseen flowtrt NOWI Call 327-5747 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th St. S. amounts Ihey were getting, but criticized the government for releasing the information to the media before contacting the health units. Distribution of the Southern Alberta portion of the grant is: to the Barons- Eureka Health Unit; to the Chief Mountain Health Unit (Card- to the Chinook Health Unit (Fort to Lethbridge; to the County of Warner; and 57.M5 to Medicine Hat. JEWELLERY LTD. 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