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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta District The Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday. October 5. 1973 Pages 15-28 Most get holiday weekend Sunny weather is forecast for the long weekend. Mostly clear skies with highs between 65 and 7.') degrees and lows ol 35 are predicted by the U.S Weather Bureau's long range forecast. Although the forecast is only up to Saturday, the local weather ollice says there should be good weather for the entire weekend. Following is a resume of what will be opened and clos- ed on the coming Thanksgiv- ing weekend. Federal and provincial government's offices will close Friday at the normal time and will not open until Tuesday morning. All major retail outlets will be open Saturday but will close Mon- day City hall will be closed all d a y M o n d a y with t he automatic secretary providing emergency numbers. Essential services such as lire, police, the powerhouse and water treat- ment plant will be main- tained. There will be no milk and bread deliveries Monday Nor- mal service will resume Tuesday All the banks' main branches will close at 6 p.m. Friday and all banks will close Monday Most of the branch banks will stay open until 8 p m Friday The court house, provincial judges court and lawyers' ol- lices will be closed Monday Doctors and dentists will not have ollice hours Monday. There will be no mail delivery by carrier or Lethbridge suburban service and highway mail service will be curtailed Monday The lock box lobby will remain open but no wicket service will be given and the wicket lobby will be locked However, special delivery mail will be delivered and collection from street letter boxes will be made Sunday. Stamps may be obtained from vending machines at the side ol the post ollice. There will be no postal ser- vice at any ol the Lethbridge sub-post oil ices on the ho 11 davs The Lethbridge Public Library will not be open Sun- or Monday The Fnt7 Sick I'ool will be open from 10 a m to 5 p ni Monday Time Air Ltd. will operate on a Sundas schedule Mon- day. hound Bus Lines will maintain its normal Mon- day schedule1. The YMCA will be closed and the YWCA will be closed until f> p m when the office will open The Sir Alex- .mdiM (i.ih Museum will be open Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m but will close Mondav Out-patient information system set More comprehensive data regarding patients treated at St Michael's Hospital will be kept starting Jan 2. ad- ministrator Sister Mary told the monthly meeting ol the hospital's board ol trustees (lu t -pa t lent s t hose treated and released im- mediately will be listed by name, doctor and treatment with each given a cor- responding number The numbers will then be sent to Edmonton where the Alberta Hospital Services Commis- sion can keep track of the in- formation The system was requested ol provincial hospitals because the commission wanted more detailed infor- mation on out-patients. In- palicnt records are now kept under a similar system. The system will help reduce abuses of facilities but will in- volve increase in staff and a considerable amount of extra work. Sister Clarrissa said. The board accepted the Out- Pat ient Informations System release as information. The trustees also agreed to renting space in the old nurse's residence at the hospital to the Lethbridge Branch of (he Alberta Mental Health Association. The volunteer organization las been trying to acquire in- creased facilities for their irescnl operations and future iroprams. County says 6no9 to Jarvie plan Peaceful Five-month old St. Bernard Clarissa found a comfortable place in the sun Thursday with a furry pillow to rest her weary paws, and the pillow doesn't seem to be minding at all. Clarissa was taking her nap at the Jarvie Farm. By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer The County of Lethbridge refused Thursday to give its blessing to a local businessman's dream of a residential-recreational sub- division east of the city In a tie vote at a special council meeting, county coun- cillors turned down a motion from Coun. John Nicol which would have allowed J. A. Jar- vie to subdivide 320 acres of land south of the jail road. A tie vote has the same effect as defeating the motion directly Mr. Jarvie proposed in late August to subdivide a section of land he owns east of Lethbridge. The project, nam- ed Ranchland Recreation, would be focused on horses. It would include 113 one- and-three acre residential sites, a townhouse develop- ment for retired farmers and ranchers, a restaurant and clubhouse, stables and an equestrian riding area Post office sales down Business transacted at the Lethbridge post office in September was down more than from the same month last year, according to Post Office figures. Sales of postage stamps, postage meter settings and cash receipts for mail posted amounted to 91. com- pared with 96 in September 1972 Postmaster A. D. Lewis said he did not know why business had dropped Turkey prices to increase soon By RIC SW'HART Herald Stah Vriter People should take advan- tage of turkey sales this week because prices will increase through to the Christmas season, says the manager of the Alberta Turkey Growers' Marketing Board.' Wholesalers bought large stocks of frozen turkeys much earlier than normal this year. said Don Potter of Edmonton, secretary manager of the marketing board. Thev were able to buv their stocks at prices much lower than prevailing wholesale prices and according to adver- tised specials, they appear to be passing those savings on to their customers, he said. Because of constantly in- creasing production costs, retailers and wholesalers can't replace their present stocks even at the current prices, said Mr Potter. "This means higher turkey prices for customers once the present stocks are depleted." he said Mr. Potter said growers are getting excellent returns for their birds this year and even with feed costs tripled in the past year, they are making money. "This is only the third year in the last seven in which profits have been made by turkey growers in Alberta." said Mr. Potter. And in a move to maximize profits. Alberta's producers have been switching to new white turkey varieties which have proved a more hardier Develop life-long attitudes Texts stereotype women By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Women are stereotyped as inferior beings in elementary school textbooks and it is having a lasting adverse affect on the personal development of children, an Alberta Human Rights officer said in an interview. Reg Newkirk says he is particularly con- cerned with the elementary school age group because the children are at a stage in life when life-long attitudes are often developed. The Alberta Human Rights Commission has examined a large sampling of text- books now used in Alberta elementary public schools and has referred its findings and concerns to the department of educa- tion for further examination. "I won't hazard a guess as to what will happen, but I would hope that changes in the way women are portrayed in the text- books will be forthcoming in the near future." he says. The Human Rights Commission report on textbooks to the government claims the role of women in elementary textbooks is "generally unfavorable" because "the girls in these books are generally passive and less productive than their male counterparts." The main character in adventure stories is most likely to be a boy. while the female characters are stereotyped as housewives, mothers, teachers or librarians, the report says. in stories about children, the boy's playground has no limitations while girls and their activities are usually confined to the house and the yard. The father, according to the report, is portrayed in the elementary school text- books as being the breadwinner and family protector. Mother's role in life is to tend to the home. The report took a quote from a Grade 1 social studies resource unit for teachers to illustrate how elementary school text- books define the role of men and women. "Mother mother cooks for us. Mother washes our clothes. Mother reads to us. Mother buys toys for us. She does many things for father. Father father goes to work. He earns money He helps the family." The report claims defining roles of men and women so explicitly causes a girl to feel she is deviating from the norm if she pursues a career in the work force. Due to the definition of roles presented in the textbooks, a boy, later in life, may never discover the total joy of fatherhood because he will have been led to believe it is unmanly to help with feedings, baths and diaper changing. The report also extracted an excerpt Iron1 :m elementary grade textbook that il- lustrate males in professions and women in supporting roles. The changing situation within some families may lead to confusion. But still a boy is clearly a boy and a girl is clearly a girl Starting at an early age. boys are raised in different ways than girls.' The report suggests that quotes like the one above lead children to believe that deviation from the prescribed norm is a dangerous thing. In an information series for elementary on the importance of being a Canadian. Canadianism is demonstrated by male choirs, male photography clubs and the boy scouts. The only woman shown is a traditional mother, the report states. In the books examined during the Human Rights Commission study, women are presented as dependent, un- imaginative, frightened, timid and non- creative. The report concludes by questioning the textbooks' discriminatory presentation of the female character. "Instead of en- couraging such confining, imbalanced models for our children, wouldn't it be much healthier to present textbook characters who are independent, well- balanced and able to show emotion? The Human Rights Commission doesn't intend to sit silently to one side while the department of education examines its study on the textbooks. The commission has already presented the report to women's organizations in Ed- monton and is offering its findings to any interested group in Alberta, Mr. Newkirk said. He says if school boards in Lethbridge wish to discuss the findings of the report, the Alberta Human Rights Commission will "be glad to talk with them." type with definite growing ad- vantages over the traditional gobbler pictured with the arrival of the Pilgrims, said Mr. Potter. The traditional bronze turkey just can't compete with the new white strains. The processors prefer the white turkeys also because the feathers are more easily removed. Jim Ball, a turkey breeder at Ardrossan just outside Ed- monton, still ships bronze turkeys across Canada but Mr. Potter predicts there won't be a bronze turkey left in the country in two years. Mr. Potter said the bronze turkeys have lasted this long because of a particular strain which Mr Ball has developed that has produced good birds But even Mr. Ball, the largest independent turkey breeder in North America, is switching to white varieties The other breeding firms in Alberta. Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. in Edmonton. Canada Packers Ltd. in Wetaskiwin and Chinook Belt Hatchery in Calgary, all use a white variety. Mr Potter said these hatcheries use artificial in- semination methods to im- pregnate the turkev hens. starting about the beginning of January each year. The eggs hatch through a three-month period starting February through to the beginning of May. About 70 farmers throughout the province receive the one-day-old turkey poults during this period. About one million turkeys were raised in Alberta in 1973 with about 400.000 in Southern Alberta. It takes 20 to 24 weeks for the poults to be raised into heavy birds ready for market Processors in the province start receiving the turkeys about June 1 and continue kill- ing them almost until Thanksgiving The first birds off the processing lines are quick- irozen and stored until ready lor sale. Ralph Etfler. manager of Lilyd-ale Poultry Sales in Lethbridge. said the move- ment of heavy turkeys has been good during the past few weeks. With Thanksgiving approaching. Mr. Effler said more fresh turkeys are being delivered to retail stores. Whether the turkeys are delivered fresh or frozen, public demand determines the outcome of the industry, said Mr. Potter. 10 days of canvassing nets for fund The United Way campaign has collected during 10 days of canvassing, compared with collected during 10 days of canvassing a yeai ago Mr. Purvis, campaign ex- ecutive director, said three canvassers have turned in kits to the United Way office for a total of 15 calls of the 950 calls which must be made, but he says there are many can- vassers who have completed their calls but who have not turned in their kits. Canvassers are to report back to the United Way office during the week of Oct. 15 when the business canvass is scheduled to be completed. However, call backs will mean that the business can- vass will not likely be com- pleted until the end of November. Mr. Purvis said The bigger firms do not usually complete their payroll deductions until the end of Oc- tober, he said The campaign kicked off Sept. 18 a year ago. while this year's canvassing started Sept 24. Mr Piu-.-is said the 1972 campaign had the advantage .i pie-campaign canvass .inducteJ by letter and per- sonal ciills during three weeks before kick-off. "There seems to be some misunderstanding regarding the United Way's residential canvass this year." he said. Containers, which were delivered to residences by Lethbridge Messenger Ser- vice are intended to involve all those people who are not contributing at work "This applies basically to housewives and their children, who are isked to put their pennies, nickels and dimes into the containers as their contribution to the residential canvass." Mr. Purvis said. "The container donation concept is not intended to duplicate or overlap the business canvass." The containers are to be picked up between Oct. 15 and Oct. 17. Coun Nicol's resolution a compromise motion which would have allowed only part of the Jarvie scheme The county would have to amend its zoning bylaw to ac- commodate Mr Jarvie's plans for residential acreages Under the present bylaw, acreages are not acceptable in that area Even if the councillors had a m e n d e d t li e b y law. Ranchland Recreation would still have run up against the Oldman River Regional Planning which has jurisdiction over sub- isions Reeve Dick Papworth com- mented that "we're like children we say yes. the 'Old Man' will say no." And there is little doubt that the planning commission would refuse the project, on the basis the Ranchland Recreation would be built on prime agricultural land. "This is some of the best land m Alberta." said Jay Simons, an ORRPC planner who attended the meeting "People don't need the best land in the country to have a lew horses He also challenged the scheme on the basis that it would set a bad precedent He questioned whv the coun- ty should pass a zoning bylaw and then amend it to accom- modate development not allowed under the 'original bvlaw One councillor noted that at least 20 people have approach- ed the county for subdivision approval in that area. They have all been turned down. "It's going to set an awful precedent il you approve it.' Mr Simons told the coun- cillors "Then people will say money talks Coun. Henry Nummi said that it Ranchland goes through, it "will deprive someone else of food II approval is given, "you're not even thinking gentlemen Coun Steve Slemko. while not disagreeing with the con- cept, suggested that Mr Jar- vie build the development on marginal land zoned lor country residences, south of the land he now owns He suggested that Mr Jar- vie discuss trading his land for property in the country- residential zone. One councillor opposed Ranchland on the grounds the development could lead to a situation similar to City Packers hassle. Coun John Murray noted there are several leedlots in (lie immediate vicinity ol Mr. Jarvie's land hen t he resident la 1 parcels .11 e sold to individual owners, people buying the property could complain about the smell, he said. This, he said, could even- tuallv force the feedlots to re- locate When City Packers was built in 1910. Coun Murray said, it was not close to the city, but no w. with a neighborhood across the street, it is being forced to move While admitting the plan would take prime land out of farm production Coun Otto Wobick expressed approval of the project. He said he would rather have small parcels out of production centred in one location, rather than spread throughout the county Some councillors seemed unable to make up their minds about the merit of the proposal Reeve Papworth voted for approval, after saying "I know it contravenes every bvlaw we've got Councillors Slernko. Num- mi. and Murray voted against the project, while the Reeve, and councillors IN'icol and Wobick to accept it Coun Miro Tomasta was not at the meeting The meeting, which dealt with various development applications, accepted a proposal from Brian Strmgam. oi Lethbridge. to build an overnight trailer park on land he owns south of Highway 3 east of the city Approval is conditional on a new plan ol development to be prepared by a professional planner. Final approval is subject to department of highways regulations Planner Jay Simons people will say money talks South drought proven by weather office figures Rainfall from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 was only 61 per cent of the 30-year normal, the Kenyon Field weather office reports Weather of I ice supervisor Ted Wilson said Thursday that September was the first month in 1973 to have precipitation greater than the 3fl-vear normal. "Of course that proves the drought thing." said Mr. Wilson The city was warmer and wetter last month than in Sept 1972. although it had much less snowfall than in the previous year. The mean t e mperat u rc w a s 55.4 degrees, compared with 48 3 degrees in 1972, with a high of 89 compared with 78.5 and a low of 25 compared with 14 6 a vear e.irlier Precipitation in Sent 1973 was 1 76 inches, including one- tenth of an inch of snow. A vear earlier precipitation was 1 68 inches, with 8.5 inches of snow Lethbridge had 197.4 hours of sunshine last month, and 164 7 hours in Sept 1972 Let hbridge's mean temperature and high made it one of the warmest centres in the province in September. Calgarv had a mean temperature of 51.5 degrees and a high of 82 degrees. Ed- monton had a mean of 52.5 and a high ol 79. Medicine Hat had 55 3 and 88. Pincher Creek 53.8 and 88. and Red Deer 50.2 and 79 C r a n b r oo k outdid l.elhbridge as the region's over all hotspot, with a mean temperature of 55.8 degrees, although its high was onlv 87. ;