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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE October One disgruntled landlord's point of view... 'Revenue' suite brings hassles, little profit, sloppy tenants By TERRY McDONALD Herald Staff Writer Duane Gliege flings his arms in the air, his voice getting more and more shrill. "This used to be blue. Look. Now it's a filthy kind of Mr. Gliege, 310 23rd St. S., is a landlord and is explaining why he kept the damage deposit of the tenants who moved out of this basement suite this past week. Leaving the living room, Mr. Gliege points to the kitchen walls. They are a dull, dour shade of yellow. "And these used to be he says. The suite is clearly dingy, and the numerous nail holes in the walls and ceiling indicate the place was well lived in to say the least during the year the middle aged couple lived here. But Mr. Gliege was stretch- ing things a bit, surely, when he claimed he painted the liv- ing room a light blue and the kitchen white a year ago. Detecting doubt on the face of this reporter, he poured some ammonia cleaning fluid on a scrub rag and vigorously rubbed an eight inch strip on the kitchen wall. Ten seconds and some considerable elbow grease later the real color came through. white! "I, painted this living room three years ago. And the paint usi'd in the suite's living room just a year ago was the same stuff from the same gallon he claimed. "Would you believe he asked. Quite frankly, no. At least not if I hadn't seen it. In fact, even now that I have seen it I can hardly believe it, but Mr. Gliege has no cause to lie. The experience has further soured Mr. Gliege and his wife, Diane, on renters. In eight different groups of tenants over four years of renting out four suites, they've grown steadily em- bittered by the hassles of "landlordism." They have already sold one other "revenue house." And this last one is slated to go next year'. "It's been a good investment, though. And it would go on being a good investment (not the rental revenue but the appreciation of the house and property) but the hassles just aren't .worth it. according to the Gliege's. The Gliege's say they sym- patlpe with people who can't find decent rental accom- modation during these days of near zero vacancy rate in the city. But there is another side to that story. Their side. How do you find tenant's wo will treat their accommoda- tion decently? SOUNDED IDEAL "A middle aged couple with no children sounded they said, describing the couple who left the base- ment suite with only a half month's notice. (Mr. Gliege says he doesn't insist on a full month's notice that is provid- ed for in the Alberta Landlord Tenant Act.) Look how they left that place." Mrs. Gliege says. "It's not easy finding good tenants. But we don't want to be too hard on people who haven't got a place to live. I used to live in a basement suite too I can remember what it's like." "Maybe we should rent to people we suspect wouldn't make good tenants. After all, they couldn't be any worse than some "of the people we've had who seemed to be ideal at first." Challenging me, she said, "Why don't you rent this suite for us and you can see how hard it is to look after'your investment and be good landlords too." "Yeah, why don't you be the rental Mr. Gliege says. "I'll charge rent (that's up from the last tenants) and you can keep for your trouble." No thanks. Women's Place appoints- part-time co-ordinator Acceptance of the Women's Place as an integral part of the Lethbridge community is one of the aims of its newly appointed co ordinator. Diane Paynton, 23, says the WP has already made good DO YOU THINK THIS WAY ABOUT FUNERALS? spent on elaborate funerals would be better spent on, the living "I don't, want my body put on public display want to record my wishes be- fore my death so that my next if kin need not make painful decisions under stress want to support a non- profit group working for simple. dignified and inexpensive funerals If so. ask for free folder Memorial Society of Southern Alberta Phone 328-6335 1132 16th SL S., Lethbridge contacts within the communi- ty through its bi monthly newsletter and its weekly public presentations at the library. Ms. Paynton was last week appointed part time co- ordinator at the Women's place. Her immediate duties include contact with women's groups in the Lethbridge area and organization of the centre's volunteer workers. Ms. Paynton has taken two years of physical education and recreation courses at Mount Royal College in Calgary and has working ex- perience in several com- munities as playground super- visor, camp director and recreation worker. Her most recent job was as supervisor of playgrounds and summer programs in Salmon Arm, B.C. F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13th ST. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. S Cards for1 .OO or Each Three 7 Number Games JACKPOT Games and Free Cards DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money NOW YOU ARE FINISHED SCHOOL And Desire to Leam a Profession... WHY NOT BECOME A HAIRDRESSER? We have 3 fully qualified full time mtructresses anc we teach all phases of beauty culture, hair styling and cutting, bleaching, tinting and permanent waving You'll enjoy our new remodelled and air- conditioned school Fill Out Coupon For Information CITY Alberta Beauty School 405 Sth SL S. Lethbridge NAME ADDRESS >..t Paynwnta Starting Now Low Monthly Tuition If you are not a member of Weigh! Watchers- Have a meeting onus! Sept. 3Oth-Oct. 20th. II you ate overweight you re mviled lo wsiJ a meeling dOTng National OPOT Wiggling jT, SepiemfeeT 301h- You 11 receive a FREE WeigM Program '-DAY MENU PLANNER- 21 complete meals like the ones enjoyed by our members while we helo thgm Jose weight There's no obligation Jo join1 Gall us lor the lime and place o1 the open meetings scheduled in this area. FOR MORE INFORMATION. CALL ZE-06124 ur for packag-ng and handling MIGHTY MIGHT EL-5 12 inch blade 1249S ALSO AVAILABLE MIGHTY MIGHT 14 blactegss cs''lDTy rr-buiH 1 Pea NOW 99 Other lo criooM from MOTOR MOWQR LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA 71J OH6 Club corner The regular meeting of the Major Burnett Past Noble Grands Club will be held Tues- day in the Oddfellows Hall. A potluck luncheon will precede the meeting starting at p.m. Visiting Rebekahs welcome. The regular meeting of Har- mony Ladies Auxiliary will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in the Hall. Oddfellows, Rebekahs and friends are invited to the first series of card parties to be held at p.m. Tuesday in the IOOF Hall. Christian will hold a lunchefui at p.m. Monday at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Helen Griscowski of Medicine Hat. The feature will be porcelain lace draping presented by Mary Dyck. Solist will be Harvey Boldt. Reservations can be made with Anne Dalgliesh at 328-6897. Nursery service available. The Women's Federation of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will hold the annual tea and bazaar Nov. 6 in the church hall. Mary Webster is convenor. The literary department of the Mathesis Club will meet at p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Winnifred McKendry, 1504 6th Ave S. The Whirl A Ways square and round dance at 8 p.m. Monday in the Moose Hall, 1234 3rd Ave. N. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to take a box lunch. Coaldale Community Hospital Auxiliary will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the hospital board room; a film on New Zealand will be shown. Sunbeam Sewing Circle's second annual homemakers' harvest sale and tea will be hefd from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Coaldale Ice Arena, featuring handicrafts, baked goods and bazaar articles from Haiti and Jordan. The Anglican Women of Lethbridge are inviting men, women and children to come to St. Mary's Church at 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday to hear Miss E. Stahl, RN, talk of her mis- sionary work with the people of Morogora. A light lunch will be served. Learn to square and round dance with Southminster beginners group at 8 p.m. Monday in Southminster Hall. New dancers welcome. Women are asked to bring a box lunch. For information, phone 328-4778 or 327-3604. The Lethbridge 4-H Light Horse Club will meet at p.m. Monday at the Bowman Arts Centre. People between the ages of 10 to 21 years who have a horse are welcome to join. The regular meeting of Laurel Chapter No. 43, OES, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in the Masonic Hall. Visiting members are welcome. The Lethbridge Christian Business and Professional Women's Council invites all women to a dinner at p.m. Monday at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Cooking with honey will be featured by Marilyn Tatem, district home economist. Neil Siemens, a local businessman, will provide the music. Guest speaker will be Helen Griscowsky of Medicine Hat. For reservations please phone 327-7009. First United UCW units will meet as follows: Annie I. Chappell, at p.m. Tues- day with Audrie Hegland, 1512- 4th Ave. N.; Jubilee, at 8 p.m. Tuesday with Sara Hunter. 811 12th St. C N.; Emily Lytle, at 2 p.m. Thursday with Win- nifred Jones, Suite 404 Staf- ford Place, 1103 5th Ave. S.; Magawan Harlemen, at 2 p.m. Thursday with Ina Hub- bard, West Lethbridge; and Whitmore Johnston, at 8 p.m. Thursday with Rachael Chumik, 1709 6th Ave. N. iNEWll UKRAINIAN GREEK ORTHODOX BINGO No.B21990 SUNDAY, OCTOBER P.M. EAGLES HALL 13th St. N. Mini Jackpot SSO Won Each Weak JACKPOT IN NUMBERS Increase and number par week. 22 Games-Door each or S Cards SI NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE ALLOWED TO PLAY DID YOU KNOW? That we have a full time service man for VACUUM CLEANERS ONLY All Kinds, all Types We Stock all Vacuum Cleaner Parts RfDlicaimnl Motors wWl Double Fan 2495 (tortallatf) 5 year Guaranteed HOSES 095 (ifWUHad) AT FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. IZ44-3riAn.SMIft Ptow 327-6070 Poultry specialist lecturing at schools By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON Every junior and senior high school in Alberta and the Northwest Territories offering home economics courses has receiv- ed food promotion material from the provincial poultry in- dustry. Students in Calgary and Ed- monton schools will reap ad- ditional benefits from class demonstrations of uses, methods of preparation and nutritional value of poultry products from Sharon Kristensen, home economist for the provincial turkey and chicken marketing boards. In just one year the poultry industry's program has sent more than recipe booklets to the schools. Mrs. Kristensen said school demonstrations may be ex- panded this year to include Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. As part of lectures at the schools, Mrs. Kristensen shows a film on the poultry in- dustry and often provides students with a taste of deep fried turkey. Promotion of poultry products through schools is a big part of Mrs. Kristensen's jobs, in addition to providing assistance for the consuming public through recipes, booklets and promotional material. She said the public general- ly writes to her about poultry problems, but she is also available for telephone con- sultations. Because of the restricted budget and demands on her time, Mrs. Kristensen feels development of more resource material, including more slides and films, will be the most efficient way of carrying her job to the public. This new material would be added to the main promotional booklets Cook- ing Alberta Chicken and Cook- ing Alberta Turkey and several new recipe pamphlets developed for the marketing boards by Mrs. Kristensen. 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Who can ask for aiu thing more froni of 1974 CALL CHINA 327-5767 DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Avenue BRUCE PLANSTEINER Wishes to the Opening of newest Optical Dispensary, effective October PROFESSIONAL OPTICAL LTD. 303 Sth St. South Phone 327-7704 Specializing in: CONTACT LENSES Ask about system 2000 Computer contact lenses Newest conception SOF lenses EYE GLASS WEAR Exciting fashion from around the world such names as Christian Dior, Silhouette, Viennaline and Metzler Remember... for the fines) in quality and service it's PROFESSIONAL OPTICAL LTD. 303 Sth St South, Downtown Lethbridge ;