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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, October 7, 1971 THE tETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 Air Canada, Time Air Interchange approved by MFC lor 6th Ave. tied by new computer By KIC throughout the flight Staff GPTi units provide in- CALGARY When Air to the CRT machines ada invited computer request. The information is tion and booking systems, it the use of the people instru- came tied in with 22 in reservation work and throughout the world to departures, arrivals, prove customer service and in schedules, requests line reservations, fares, immu- Time Airways Ltd. of policy and anyt h i n g bridge is one of the few necessary for air travel, level carriers to be national and international. hy agreement with Air is the centre Time and other world wide deals with for all co-opera- h ving access to on reservations, bookings, and bookings through transfer and sched u 1 e to most major airports in Eliot, reservations ser- The computer system for supervisor, said the GPTI Canada is centred in stack all requests, deter- where a Univac computer, the highest priority re- pable of retaining one in a millionth of a sec- characters and three and determines the answer entiles, corresponding to immediately. If the information is stored sheets of paper, is on 24 the GPTI unit, the answer out on the CRT display Stationed in the major immediately but there tres in Canada and about a "delay" of two or three outside the country are 29 if the Univac computer eral Purpose Transportation Toronto is used for informa- terchange computers, service cathode ray Eliot said the machine display units in Air Canada information to the agent ket offices and other the CRT machine about ev- UNICEF helping in 112 countries UN1CEF will have to double its operating budget in 10 years if it is to function effectively in serving the world's under- privileged youth. Colin Rainsbury, the national field administrator for UNICEF in Canada, told the executive council of the Leth- bridge Chamber of Commerce Ihe current operating budget for the world service organiza- tion is million per year. He said that although the budget sounded large it actual- ly amounted to less than 6 cents per child in need. Mr. Rainsbury told the coun- cil this year marks the 25th anniversary of UNICEF. (Uni- ted Nations International Chil- dren's Emergency He said the organization was originally formed to help the 20 million under-priviledged chil- dren of war ravaged Eu- rope in 1946. The organization has since expanded lo serving all of the needy children throughout the world, he said. It was the function of TJNICEF to help the children of the world's developing coun- U M C E F leaves cry city Air Canada feels is necessary for good service. "As long as the agent signs in properiy, the machine will tell him how to operate said Mr. Eliot. "If the agent makes a mistake, the ma- chine will tell him so and tell him where he made the error." At the c e n t r a 1 office, Mr. Eliot is in charge of an Auto- matic Call Distributor monitor which gives him informal i o n about the working of the sys- tem including total number of calls per hour, number of aban- doned calls, recordings and av- erage length of calls. The role of the three CRT machines at the Calgary Inter- national Airport is important to Air Canada since it allows a complete check list o f pas- sengers on flight, all local pas- sengers, through passengers, open seats once the plane has left Calgary and display infor- mation for any centre serviced by Air Canad'a. Once the information is in the machine, it is available to all stations along the flight path. U T. Keeler, supervisor at the airport, said the computer gives the complete reservation list, "Although reservations can be handled here at the airport, most of these items are pro- i cessed through the central of- fice. We do it for public ser- vice.' I Walter R. (Stub) Ross, presi- i dent of Time Air said the com- puter system is a boon to his airline. "The free sell priv- ileges we have with Air Can- ada allows us to book reserva- tions on all Air Canada flights An intersection design lor Scenic Drive and 6th Avc. b'. was approved in principle by the Municipal Planning Commission Wednesday and recommended for approval by city council. The design was introduced to the MFC at the Sept. 29 meeting as a two-stage development, with the initial stage to accommodate traffic for 10 to 15 years from the date of completion. The first stage would sec the construction of inter change ramps off Scenic Drive and redevelopment of Scenic Drive from 6th to 7th Ave. The second stage calls for the widening of 6th Ave. to six traffic lanes when the traffic warrants the change. At that time, an extension of (ith Ave. will be constjiictcd passing under Scenic Drive to connect with the Oldman River crossing. If council approves the design, it must still be passed by the provincial department of highways. The MPC also approved a request by Jake and Melvin Andres for permission to construct a truck depot at 123 North Mayor Magrath Drive. The application was tabled last week pending resolution of screening of the project from North Mayor Magrath Drive and the area to the west of the drive. The development officer MPC Hie parks and recreation superintendent had recommended the city maintain a 10-foot strip of land on the west side of the properly for screening purposes and the application was approved on that basis. An application by B and T Auto Sales to establish a used car lot at 1303 3rd Ave. S. was refused by the MPC. A request by Henry Krahn Construction for permission to build a 12-suite apartment building at 1211-1215 23rd St. N. was also refused. At the direction of city council, the MPC reclassified Ihc application of Widorsky's Furniture as being approved on an automotive use basis under the zoning the applicalion was previously approved, the MPC applied retail standards to the operation and in effect set a pri'-cedent to allow mobile home sales in any part of the city zoned for retail adjustment dues al-fecl the use of the land by Sid-orsky's. Both automotive and retail use are permisiblc on that properly under the zoning bylaw. electors t( Proprietary electors will no longer have the exclusive right to vote on bylaws if the city council elected Oct. agrees with the present council. City council Monday directed the city solicitor lo draft a bylaw which would allow a 1 voters, whether they own property or not, to vote on any vote bylaws law put before the electorate-. Edmonton and Medicine I hit have passed similar .since the Municipal Ad was amended allowing the change, Deputy Mayor liex Little expressed council's feeling when he said the consumer the taxes, not just the property owners, and should be able lo vote on fniv bylaw. country it is able to continue without request, with 48 hours all of the program because it i notice. has been involved from the "Air Canada can do the start with them and has an in- with passengers for vestment in them, he schedule for Time Air is The world service organiza- built into the Air Canada tion is currently helping in 112 j putcr in Toronto and is lo all centres serviced by UNICEF is unique among the other United Nations' system. "We had Air Canada list Leth- grams because it is fullv self- bridge as though it were a supporting, he said. served by the jets and by Mr Rainsbury urged -ill this, all people in the area members of the chamber of ved by Time Air have commerce to support h i s the whole Air Canada sys- ganization not only with instantly." ey, but with a good Ross said Time Air is ing of its function and the toward having direct ity to "clear-up" any to the display machine? standings they might hook up with the Toronto City-born singer to perform Oct.9 Linda Gay Klitlon, Leth- guitar and banjo player and bridge-born 'vocalist, will be does much of her own accom- tries to grow up healthy and well educated, Mr. Rainsbury said. "Without healthy and well-educated citizens it would be impossible for the new countries to become truly independent." He said UNICEF helps a country only when requested by the Involved government and all funds extended bv UNICEF are matched by the concerned on Channel 2 TV, Calgary, in a three-part program, the first of which will be run Oct. Educated at Champion and Vulcan, she received most of her musical training in Calgary. She received her bachelor of music from the University of Toronto in June. She now is studying at Chicago while continuing her classical singing career. Besides singing, Linda Gay is an accomplished She has appeared on American television and was recently on a tour in Asia entertaining U.S. troops. She is the daughter of Ra> Flitton, former manager of Noble Farms and former Champion resident who now lives in Calgary. Mr. 'Flitton and his son will provide accompaniment for Linda Gay on the first program. T f 1 Neiv city library facilities need square feet area .MAKILY.NN KMrCH Staff WritVr After .seven yeais of effort the librar.. board has succcdcd in getting the city lo budget for a new librarv. A regional library, it has been j said, could give the maximum in efficient, service to the read- ers of southern Alberta. Many books now are dupli- cated in several libraries. Ii one large regional library could mhc public librarv. it has been .said, has outgrown ils i hp PrelltOT mmbfr present building so oral times recons- information over A 'total of 8.1X10 square fcel i i. ______ _________ and other information media could be supplied to the people. at the main branch now serves 1 An example of the regional more than W owl people in conccyi is the Vancouv- bridgc, which amounts to only i c'' Kegional Library, op- 200 square feet per per- j Cralin8 for lhrcc .v''iirs- sons. i This library has 20 branches. It has been recommended by i bookmobiles, and assorted the International Federation of i MKr Its P'-oblem Libraries Association that there i when it began, was to produce should bo 375 square feet, of I catalogue showing all main library space per holdings of the regional li- persons in a city of between and fiO.dOl) 'population. Based on a projected popula- tion of liO.lXIO, the library kept current with the library's board's recommended size is! annual acquisition of approxi- 22.MO square feet. An extra malely new titles. They l.stHl square feel has been al-1 began a computerized method lolled to an aiidilorium-tboalrc i of listing Iheir bonks, in the new building, requiring a After lhrcc jrars a spokes- man for the Vancouver Island Regional Library said The catalogue had to be avail- able at ei'try service point and of square- feel. During pasl city council meet- in 's if has been suggested by Tom Nulling, city manager, and some city aldermen thai the librarv board should look inlo far greater supply of books than is possible with the small libraries found in this area. "To regionalize library ser- vices is the only way people outside the major centres will be able to have a good library service." said George Dew, chief librarian at the public li- brary. "In this case Lethbridge would also benefit because it does not have a large popula- tion." As Mr. Dew explained, be- sides the advantages in ser- vice of a regional library there arc also economic advantages. The provincial government gives library grants. For a pop- ulation of 'between and Ihc ceiling is S12.500. Any city of more than 40.000 jiersons could got a grant up to With a regional library there arc no ceilings on government grants. The grants arc based on so much support for every dollar given towards libraries by their prospective civic governments. Mr. Dew. previous to coming In Lothbridge. was Ihe chief i librarian at the Parkland Rc- Hie possib nf a regional library. So far the suggestion has been tabled. any branch system of libraries ional Library in Ihe area bc- Ibiit is not 'in Ihe computer field is placing ils borrowers in Ihc category of being culturally deprived." The possibilities of a regional library in soulhern Alberta could be one-day access lo a twecn Calgary and Edmonton. The only problem with a re- gional library system, Mr. Dew is the process of all communilios coining lo an agreement with each other over funding for the library. MR. DOUG DUNLOP PRESIDENT DUNtOP FORD 5AIES ITD. Beat the price freeze buy now You sa ve by getting today's high trade-in allowance for your present car, plus you'll beat the proba ble price increase which is corning soon. Dunlop Ford have over 75 brand new 1972's in stock ready for delivery this week-all at prices that comply with temporary factory "price freeze" policies. 2-Dr. H.T. V-8, full power equipped. Sporty Red exterior with o Jet Black interior. A real nice unit to move to! Now only work waaon. Good look d good mechanical con New rebuilt 327 cngin stalled (no miles'. 5 SD. mission, 2 sp. axle. 564" Good rubber, new Special at WANT A 10 PASS. WAGON LOOK AT THIS 1964 PONTIAC PARISIENNE 4 DOOR HARDTOP V 8, automatic, P.5., P.B., radio. Special at 1963 MERCURY MONTEREY CUSTOM SEDAN V.8, auio., P.S., P.B.. Kiclio. Special ot OPEN HOUn.S: a.m. lo p.m. Weekdays to p.m. Salurdny THIS IS FORD COUNTRY WHAT DO YOU DRIVE? Corner Mayor Magrath Drive, 16th Avenue S. Phone 328-8861 ;