Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
District The Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, October 4, 1973 Pages 17-32 LCC unveils prospective course list By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge Community College unveiled its list of prospective programs for future development at a meeting of its board of governors Wednesday. The programs ranging from horticulture and irrigation technology to tourism management and dental assisting were approved for further research by the board of governors. "Early indications provide evidence of a need for residents in this region which is not being met at the present time" and which could be fulfilled if the programs on the development list were activated, a report presented to the LCC board by Dr. K. V. Robin. LCC dean of instruction, suggests. Me recommends a program in horticulture or floristry be added to the college curriculum because "this area has no ac- tive program operating in Southern Alberta at this time." The program is a natural extension from facilities now be- ing planned for in the LCC's School of Agriculture. Dr. Robin, in his report, suggests the proposed irrigation technology and agri-business and management programs would be valuable to the irrigation industry and the farming communi- ty in Southern Alberta. The travel counsellor program is being proposed in response to u leisure travel industry which is rapidly expanding and needs trained personnel to provide travel advice. The tourism management program proposal is geared toward providing trained personnel for hotel-motel facilities. The proposed academic remedial program is designed to provide adults with the opportunity to upgrade their education to enhance employment opportunities or prepare them for ad- mission to post-secondary educational instruction. For those people seeking to learn more about the outdoors, the equestrian studies and land use planning programs are in- cluded on the list of programs for future development. The report suggests audio-visual technology and photographies are two programs that would help expand the law enforcement and journalism courses now being offered at the college. A building construction program for carpenters, painters and decorators, electrical workers and plumbing and heating workers is also on the list of program proposals. "Although the demand lor barbers has been reduced of late many authorities predict a reversal in not distant times which will improve demands for trained cosmetologists." Dr. Robin states in his report to the LCC board. Thus, a program in cosmetology is being proposed for development. He says (he mining technician program is being proposed because of indications of a shortage of trained mine workers who are willing to work underground Thorn is also an unlimited demand for workers trained to operate and maintain heavy-duty road and excavation equipment. To meet (he demand, a program in heavy-duty equipment operation is proposed in the report. A health services unit administration program, a child care worker program, an auto body repair program and a program in upholstery are also included in the list. Dr. Robin said he expected that about four or five of the proposed programs could be researched, developed and presented to the board of governors before the end of the year. "You might call this report a submission for the mission of the college." Dr. Robin concluded. New crisis centre on college land? There is a possibility that a community and crisis centre lor the seriously menially retarded will be built oh property to be purchased by the Lethbridge Community College. The LCC board of gover- ,nors. at a regular monthly meeting Wednesday, withheld confirmation of its involve- ment in Ihe Lethbridge Moonlighting rule adopted; faculty rep unhappy The instructional staff al the Lethbridge Community College will only be permitted to moonlight al Ihe college for two sessions of hours per session, according to a motion approved by the LCC board of governors Wednesday. Previously, the college didn't have a policy that gave a clear indication of the max- imum amount of lime Ihe academic stall could spend in- structing extra continuing education courses in the evening. An instructor leaching un- der 18 hours a week can still he required lo make up the number of hours he (caches under that limit by teaching without pay in the continuing education evening program. Ken Riley. LCC faculty representative on the board of governors, opposed any type of controls on (he number of hours an LCC instructional stall member could spend moonlighting. "If you're going to control moonlighting then you have to start at ihe lop and work he insisted. The present hourly rates for academic Kin IT (caching in continuing od ucalion programs ranges from lo per hour. Association for the Mentally Retarded's project Until detailed information about the project is presented to them. The crises centre is part of an experimental project that is designed to integrate the handicapped into society. The local association is to present the project proposal to the provincial government for approval in November. The association for the men- ially retarded has informed the college that it feels the LCC campus be the place to build the ccnire if govern- mcnl approval is given to the project. The role of such a centre would be lo care for the seriously mentally retarded with the intcnlion of moving them out of Ihe cenlre and into foster homes within a 12- month period. Malcolm Jeffreys, executive director of Ihe local association, has said. Dr. C D. Stewart, college president, suggested lhat it may be beneficial to LCC to have the crisis centre near it. Some students, such as those in the college nursing program, may be able lo take practical training in recrea- tion therapy for the mentally retarded. The Herald reported Tues- day lhat LCC intends to ex- pand its land holdings by ac- quiring as much as 100 acres adjacent to the college cam- pus. PROVINCIAL RICK ERVIN photo Bridge project machinery closes in on old pound home Pound finds new home An exhibition grounds office has been found for the city animal shelter bul it could- take another couple of days to complete arrangements for a temporary location for the pound itself. City parks superinlendenl Bill Brown said Wednesday il is difficult to find a location for the pound because it can't he put in residential areas and Ihe necessary services don'l always exist in other areas where it might be located. He said his department was doing everything possible to relocate the shelter in the time given it. The old river valley shelter is about to be buried under fill for the approaches to the 6th Avenue S. bridge. The con- tractors had actually given Agrologists' group plans sessions on agriculture the city until Tuesday to vacate the sheller bul because no work will be done over Ihe weekend and water and sewer services had to be dis- connected, the pound was shut down this week. Mr. Brown --.aid everything possible was salvaged from the building, but the structure itself will likely be demolished. He said the pound will lake calls at its new office, but its effectiveness will be limited until temporary impoundmenl quarters can be found. Approval 6likely' for new 10-storey high rise plan By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Revised plans for a 10-storey Lethbridge senior citizens" apartment building accom- modating about 150 people were to be discussed at a meeting of the Alberta Housing Corporation in Edmonton today. Fred Weatherup. a housing corporation director, said Wednesday he expected the new plans would get speedy approval from the crown corporation's board of directors. A 12-storey. 110-unil ver- 12 million man hours Chamber hears Syncrude 'vitals' By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer The success or failure of the massive Athabasca tar sands development is vitally depen- dent on two details, the engineering _ manager of Syncrude Ltd. said in Lethbridge Wednesday night. Ron Gray told a banquet of the Lelhbridge Chamber of Commerce that if the project is to be a success, the syn- thetic crude oil it will produce must be allowed unrestricted access to the markets and also (he provincial oil royalty must remain an income tax deduc- tion for the company. Mr. Gray told the chamber that the power plant for the project would produce more than 200 megawatts, "enough Shackleford honored by chamber A prominent city resident was honored Wednesday by the presentation of a life membership in the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. Alfred William Shackleford received the award at the an- nual chamber banquet. Mr. Shackleford has been mayor of the city, an alderman, chairman of the Community Chest (now the United Way) and president of the chamber. Ho has also made great con- (ributions to the Lethbridge Exhibition and is a member of the Agricultural Hall of Fame. Development model shown The models of the downtown redevelopment schem are again on display in the main foyer of city hall. The two models of the Woodwards Lethbridge Centre project and the provin- cial government's new ad- ministration building were set up briefly last month, but came down when the Woodwards model made a fly- ing trip to the company's Vah- head office. After quick repairs to one of the high-rises damaged in transit on the trip back the models were again on view on red velvet behind glass at city hall. lo supply the requirements of a city the size of London. Ont." Syncrudc's extraction plant would be one of the largest construction jobs in Canadian history, taking 12 million man hours to build and creating about 3.000 jobs on site in 1975-76. Elsewhere in Canada, the project's requirements would create 10.000 to 11.000 jobs permanently, with 1.600 per- manent jobs at the site. The cost of the project has been estimated at billion, com- pared with SI billion for the giant Churchill Falls power project in Labrador and S900 million for the St. Lawrence Seaway. Seventy-five per cent of the billion payroll would be spent in Canada, he said, and job training for natives and Metis in the area would provide permanent employ- ment for many. Personal in- come tax would amount lo million per year. "The technological and engineering skills involved in the project will remain in Canada when it is com- pleted." he added. Mr. Gray said that the pro- ject must be developed because existing reserves of conventional crude oil are rapidly being depleted. Half of the total oil production since the industry began in 1859 has taken place in the last decade, and Alberta's reserves are now down to 12 or 13 years from 31 years in 1968. Reserve estimates are based on con- sumption current at the time the estimate is made, he said. Demand for petroleum products may soon exceed the supply of crude oil produced, he said. Conventional produc- tion will probably peak in 1974 or 1975 and the Syncrude Athabasca plant is expected to be in full scale production in late 1977 or early 1978. Mr. Gray said that the com- petitiveness of synthetic crude oil depended on the price rise of conventional crude. Production costs for conventional crude had risen from 31 cents per barrel to per barrel within the last few years and are still rising. He told the chamber that the overburden would probably be removed by wheel buckets or draglines and the sand then transported to the plant for conversion. For every ton of sand (about one cubic yard i removed, three- quarters of a barrel of oil would be piped to Edmonton. The ground would be reclaim- ed by refilling and revegctation. sion of the building was re- jected in September by the board as too costly, and the architects. Robins Mitchell and Watson of the city were asked to redesign the building to cut down on the per-unit cost. Mr Weatherup said the un- its were just loo large to be considered acceptable at the estimated cost. lie also said the price of the land was noi involved in the figuring of costs and thai il is still to be negotiated with the city. The1 Herald has learned, however, that the housing cor- poration feels Ihe land costs arc contributing to a large part of the cosl of the project and the corporation has asked or will ask the city to donate the land for It was also learned that the estimated cost of the 12-storey vc'rsion of the building was more than ?2.5 million or just under per unit. The housing corporation's executive director Jim Landsky said in September the per-unit cosl was double what projects ol a similar nature in other cities have cost. One of the latest building put up by the corporation a high rise in Calgarv accom- modating 420 senior cost about Thr land in that case and in others ivas put up lor SI the cities involved, but Mr. Weatherup said this was done before new legislation reorganizing the housing cor- poration's operations was passed last spring. Under the old guidelines, the municipalities paid for a share1 of the cost of construc- tion of such building. Under the new arrangement, the housing corporation will pay the entire cosl. "City hall has nol been a s tumbling M r. Weatherup said. "They've been in o re than co operative." He added, however, that he will ask the housing corpora- tion staff to resurvey ihe ac- tual needs now and the pro- jected needs in the future for such housing for Lelhbridge senior citizens, terming the apartment building four years behind the problem. Man injured A Magralh man was taken to Lethbridge Municipal Hospital Wednesday after- noon with minor injuries following an accident at 4th Avenue and 4th Street S. Warren Harold Benson. 18. of Lethbridge was making a left turn onlo 4lh Avenue when his car was in collision with a vehicle driven by William Roy Olson. 19. of' Magrath. A passenger in Iho Olson car. Herman R. Olson, was Ireated for head cuts at the hospital and released. Damage totall- ed The Alberta Institute of Agrologists is organizing a s p o a k o r's bureau for agriculture week. Oct. 7 to 13. The institute has compiled a list of knowledgeable people who will discuss agricultural topics ai meetings of service clubs, church groups, and other organizations. Speakers are available in all parts of the province and will discuss such topics as the significance of agriculture to our economy, the quality of food available in Alberta and the availability and variety of food. Interested groups in the Lethbridge area should con- tact Jack McCracken. head of soils branch, Provincial Ad- ministration Build'ing, Lcthbridge. 328-4471. Dairy to cut back deliveries COURT Treasury suit adjourned An IB-year-old Forl Maclcod man charged with trafficking will be scnlcnced Friday in Fort Maclcod. Daniel Plourde. 18. has pleaded guilty to the charge laid last month in connection wilh a province-wide round-up of suspected drug pushers, A case before the Alberta Supreme Court, challenging Ihe constitutionality of the provincial treasury branches, was adjourned in Lethbridge today to the November sit- ting. The treasury branch is su- ing Kenneth Long of Cardslon who guaranteed a loan of to Brown's Auction which went bankrupt. I 'nder the UNA act, only the federal government can control banking and the point at issue is whether or not the treasury branch is a bank said Steve Denecky, defence sounsel. Silverwood Dairies Ltd. in Lethbridge has begun a program to cut back on the number of home deliveries each day. claiming a declining profit margin necessitates the move. Bob Noss. head shipper at the Lethbridge Silverwood plant, said Wednesday the new system is working oui "not too bad." Through Ihe regular route salesmen, the dairy is re- questing customers to reduce Ihe number of home calls needed each week. If a customer regularly uses six quarts of milk, getting at least one each day during the five-day delivery week, perhaps thai customer wouldn t mind taking two quarts on only three of Ihe delivery days. Mr. Noss said Ihe system is designed to speed up service and limit the time the customer spends waiting for the milkman. "There is nothing man- datory about the move." said Mr. Noss. "It is simply an arrangement between the route salesman and the customer to best fit the needs of all involved." Mr. Noss said with fewer calls to make each day, delivery mem would be able to spend more time canvass- ing for other products sales along their routes. Th.e average route for a Silverwood milkman has about 400 customers. Herman Moltz. manager of (he Lelhbridge Palm Dairies Lid. plant, said no move has been made by his firm in the south toward curtailed ser- vice. He said the plant is now reviewing all routes lo provide boiler service. Both dairies in Lethbridge deliver milk lo homes Mon- day. Tuesday. Thursday. Fri- day and Saturday. Mr. Moltz said some customers have c1 u r I a i 1 e d deli v eric s themselves, asking the milkmen to call only on cer- tain days. And this is the basis of the "card in the window" system said Mr. Moltz. "There's no sense in having a man come to the door if the customer doesn't want anything."