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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Octobtr 4, 1974 Locker firm closes, 200 without storage next March 1 About 200 Lethbridge residents have until March 1, 1975 to eat or move their private meat supply from Lethbridge Lockers and Seafoods Ltd. when the pioneer firm closes out its downtown operation. Bill Coutts, owner of the said when he finally closes the door it will be the death of the locker industry in Honey growers nix commission Southern Alberta beekeepers have voted against implementation of a marketing commission for Alan Graham of Coaldale, one of the largest beekeepers in The South, said the majori- ty of the 21 beekeepers at a special meeting in Coaldale voted against the proposal. Bill Avrarnenko of Nanton, Southern Alberta director to the association said Peace River beekeepers were in favor of a commission. Had all four meetings favored implementation of the commission, it would have become a reality without a special vote by association members. Mr. Avramenko said he favors the marketing commis- sion and a program it would encompass. Through the commission, a levy of one half cent per pound of honey produced would be paid by all producers to finance a research program. Mr. Avramenko said the most important research needed by beekeepers in Alberta is work on Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BUCK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOB. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 CORNWALL ELECTRIC HOT TRAY Overall size Heated size Compare our price ONLY 7 99 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN overwintering of bees. Under present management techniques, most beekeepers must kill all their bees each fall. Cardston resident dies at 86 Ryerson Meyers Christie, 86, pioneer civil engineer and community leader, died in Cardston Thursday. Mr. Christie first came west after graduating from the University of Toronto in 1906, settling in Cardston in 1917. He started an active par- ticipation in the affairs of his community, serving as chairman of the school division, town councillor, president of the chamber of commerce, Red Cross and cancer campaign organizer and chairman of the town planning commission. Active in Rotary Inter- national, Mr. Christie organiz- ed Rotary clubs in Claresholm in 1948 and Fort Macleod in 1955 He became a member of the Masonic supreme council, honorary 33rd degree in 1956. His try at provincial politics was in 1930 when he ran on the Liberal ticket in the Cardston riding but was defeated by George Stringam of the UFA party. He married the former Ada Helena Dunning of Toronto in 1917. He is survived by his wife Ada; and two sons, Brock of 'Edmonton and Herbert of Lethbridge. He was predeceased by two sons. Richard and Ryerson. DON'T FORGET RE-ELECT Camm Barnes for COUNCIL on Oct. 16th FLUORIDATION PLEBISCITE NO. 5 WHY? At a meeting of city council, Monday. August a plebiscite on fluondation was requested by the Leth- bridge Dental Society. City council complied with- out any questioning or a request for a legal petition by the citizens In city council at Calgary and Fort MacLeod gave a positive council ex- plaining thai the citizens ihere had defeated three and furthermore council feit the citizens should be free to make their own personal choice oJ whether they fluoride or nol- We thereby let it be known thai the cozens of Leth- bridge have defeated four plebiscites since 1957 plac- ing a great financial burden on all Jhose who fought to f.eep our water supply tree of the prescriptive FLUORIDE in our opinion it is illegal for any city council to ap- propriate funds to finance such a procedure which in the tmai analysis may lead to comou'sion of a large segment of the population. Dr C B Ross. 8 A. M.D C M, of G'avenhurst. On- taro said "i am opposed to fiuondation because it is ar infringement of human rights soile of all casuistical arguments to the contrary is Mass Medication Unlike chlonnation wtiich is a treat- rent of the water itself and a true pufcuc health mea- sure because it kills off harmful bactena fluondation is a medical treatment of the individual everyone being obliged lo submit to the medication for the limited benefit of a few." October Your Op- position To Compulsory Medication By Lethbridge Safe Water Committee 920-2nd Avenue A North Phone 327-7142 Lethbridge. And he credits all ou< public acceptance of home freezers for the decline of the industry. After Mr. Coutts closes his business only Coaldale Meat Market, Cardston Co-op Butcher Shop and Taber Frozen Foods Ltd. will provide locker service in Southern Alberta. Richard Clarke, who bought Taber Frozen Foods July 1, said he has 200 lockers in his plant and they are all full. He has products stored in boxes and anything he can get. But for the present Mr. Clarke isn't going to rush into a big expansion program. He is afraid the high demand for locker space is seasonal and may be only an offshoot of the shortage of home freezers. But if the demand is warranted, he is willing to add more locker space. Mr. Coutts said home freezers came on the scene in the early 1950s and the decline of the locker industry started at the same time. He bought the Lethbridge business from Mr. Jensen in 1952 and claims he "bought a dead because the in- dustry peaked in that year and had been declining ever since. But with the prospects of a new abattoir in Lethbridge, added scope in meat sales un- der a new government inspec- tion and licencing regulation, Mr. Coutts said the public will get better service from all meat processing plants in the province. Under the new regulations, abattoirs will be able to sell .meat anywhere in the province. Grave matter Persons responsible for about 75 grave sites in St. Patrick's Cemetery are be- ing asked by the city to improve the condition of the sites. As part of a continuing maintenance program at the cemetery in northwest Lethbridge, the city community services department says grave covers, copings and fences in blacks A, B, C and D of the cemetery, "that through age or neglect appear objectionable" will be re- moved. Canada 'risking Wounded Knee, ecological harm9 in pipe deal Canada risks its own Wounded Knee as well as "permanent ecological damage" to the North if Ot- tawa hurries the Mackenzie Valley pipeline project. Bob Page, national chairman of the Committee for an Independent Canada said Thursday that the CIC "isn't saying there won't be a pipeline... but we need more time" to study the impact of the mile project on the delicate ecological system of the valley and delta of the Mackenzie River. "And we need more he repeated, to settle the ques- tion of native rights and land ownership in the area affected by the scheme. Federal authorities have a "moral and legal" respon- sibility to settle native land claims. Ottawa has "never taken the trouble to negotiate PHARMACY FACTS from O. C. STUBBS You're undoubtedly seeing or hearing the warnings about unrestrict- ed use of ordinary drugs which do not require a doctor's prescription? Well, let's talk for a moment about drugs which actually have been prescribed by a doctor. Please for your own sake and your family's sake don't "try"