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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Solurday, Otlobsr 7, 1972 to City uni get neurosurgeon By JOK MA Herald Stall Prospects of having a ncuro- Eurgeon In Lcthbridge are dim, Dr. J E.. Bradley, chairman of the Alberta Hospital Sen-ices Commission said loday. Lcthbridge hospitals will not be given funds for ncuvosurg- ery equipment unless there is an' established need. Dr. Brail- ley saici in a telephone inter- view, lie added that to be econ- omically feasible, a population of to support the prac- tice of a neurosurgeon. "First, I have not been ap- proached for neurosurg e r y equipment in Dr. Bradley said. "Second, it is a question whether Lethbridge would need it." At present, there are 11 neurosurgeons in the province, all stations in Edmonton and j Calgary. Three neurosurgeons visited Lethbridge recently and had exploratory talks with the Leth- bridge Municipal Hospital and St. Michael's General Hospital. Two of them were from Ed- monton and one from Saska- toon. The neuros'jrgeoas, w h o came here to see the possibil- ity of setting up practice ap- parently left with little hopes of coming to Lethbridge. Neurosurgory has to be hos- pital supported and it needs some to acquire initial equipment. At present, patients who need neurosurgery in Lethbridge and the district" are sen! lo Cal- gary. In case of emergency, such as the case of a boy in- jured in a Iraffic accident last June, the operation was per- formed at St. Michael's while doctors held telephone conver- sation with specialists in Cal- gary. The volume of nourosurgery operations originated from the Lcthbridge territory is very small and it does not seem to suggest the need for having a neurosurgeon stationed in Leth- bridge, LMH administrator Andy Andreachuk said. Landlord, tenant brief in The working committee for a landlord-tenant advisory board bas submitted its brief to the city's community services com- mittee. The brief, full of case histor- les of landlord-tenant disputes in the city, requests that the city look into the possibility o establishing a landlord-renan advisory board to resolve sue: disputes before they have to gc to the courts. Such a board is providet for in provincial legislation. Members of the working com mittee are Wendy Rasmussen and Wayne Clark, student ac visors at the Lethbridge Com munity College, and Tony To bin, tile city's co-ordinator social planning, 30 PER CENT The cost of sales promotio represents 30 cents out of ever dollar spent by consumers drugs. Voters' lists sent to 'lectors The preliminary voters' list printed and in the mail to residents within the city. Any- me missed or incorrectly reg- stered is asked to be sure to ;et on the final list. Outside the city, the prelim- nary list is not mailed out, but instead posted in a public place, usually at a post office. The telephone in the ng office, 324-8974 was ringing .oday and Thursday as some of the electors in the id ing found errors or omis- iions. Outside the city, enumeration officers also act as revising of- icers. Each rural enumerator is required to be at home be- Lween 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday to receive names that have been missed or incor- rectly placed on the prelimin- ary list- In the city, a court of revi- sion will sit" Wednesday, Thurs- day and Friday next week to receive errors or omissions to the preliminary list. The three courts will sit from 11 a.m. until noon, and from 8 p.m. unlU 11, as follows: city south: Bill Clarke, revisal officer, 1656 County Fair Shopping Centre, for polls 86 to 121; city centre: Ralph Ten- nant, 10-Professional Building, 710 4th Ave. S., for polls 123 to 157; city north side: Reg Turn- er, 628 13th St. N., North Plaza. South could lose RCMP spotlight ORIGINAL PAVILION This picture of the original Lethbridge pavilion is from a post card mailed from the cily in 1914. ll shows ths mosque architecture which help- ed grace the 1912 Dry Land Congress on agriculture. The facility was partially destroyed by fire in 1925. The Leth- bridge and District Association is responsible for the major attraction during summer months when it presents Whoop-Up Days. Exhibition Pavilion growth started ivith 1896 fair, 1912 conference By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Today, Lethbridge and dis- Irict citizens have access to one of Western Canada's most mod- ern community and agricultur- al display centres, but it has developed through a growth pattern. The newest addition will add twice the floor space to the ex- hibition pavilion at a cost of and further the value of the centre too the community. The first agricultural society was formed in 1890 in Coal- banks, later named Lethbridge. The first fair was held in Vic- toria Park just south of the present hospital complex. The Lethbridge exhibition as it exists today was incorporat- ed in 1912. Its purpose was to hold fairs and exhibitions that promote agriculture and com- merce in and area including all attractions usually incidental to such fairs and ex- hibitions. The grandstand was con- structed in 1911 at a cost of The seating capacity still is but Ihe population of the city that year was only The Dry Land Congress, a gathering of scientists and land experts from throughout North America, was held in the city in 1012. For this occasion, a pavilion of an eleborate mosque architecture was biult. This pavilion lasted only until 1925 when fire destroyed the structure, leaving only part of it standing the left third in the above picture. An exhibit building was put up the following year on the foun- dation of the destroyed portion. In 1961, the present pavilion facility was constructed at s cost of In 1918 the Southern Alberta Amalgamated Fair and Stam- pede was held. It offered 000 in prizes and. in stampede awards. It was a con- solidation of summer fairs usu- ally held in Cardston, Leth- bridge, Magrath and Raymond, and was the beginning of the Lethbridge and District Exhibi- tion. The Second World War put a stop to everything and the grounds fell into bad repair. In 1946 a new board of directors was formed and successfully Nursing orderlies group THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA CHAMPION AND CARMANCAY Sunday Services: Champion Carmangay higher REV. J. T. WOOD PHONE S97-3B01 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9lh SI. 5. Phone 328-1778 We Are Pleased lo Announce That we are now the official Dealers for L.D.5. Books, Missionary and Genealogical Supplies For fhe 151st Quorum of the We have o large Inventory of Books and Supplier, with ample free parking to make your shopping convenient lo you. wages RED DEER (Special) The Alberta Association of Nursing Orderlies Friday called on hos- pitals to pay higher wages to nursing orderlies who are regis- tered with the AANO than those who are not AANO members. In a resolution passed at the annual meeting, the AANO said ils members are of a higher professional slanding and should be paid accordingly. The AANO has a membership of 734 out of approximately nursing orderlies in the province. Another resolution adopted was to change the association's name to the Alberta Associa- tion of Registered Nursing Or- derlies, pending ratification in the Nursing Orderlies Act. The committee on the Nurs- ing Orderlies Act reported to the meeting that the act, which will give professional status to nursing orderlies, has been fav- for members orably received by the legisla- tive assembly. The AANO has also presented a personnel policies brief lo the Alberta Hospital Association governing the employment of nursing orderlies in hospitals who do not have contracts with the AANO. About 90 delegates attended the second day sessions of the I0th anniversary annual meet- ing. Present as observers were 45 students of the nursing or- derly schools in Calgary and Edmonton. Elected to two-year offices were: Ted Suess of Edmonton, president; Bob Trowsdale of Calgary, first vice president; Carl Pickles of Lcthbridge Mun- icipal Hospital, second v i c e- president; and Paul Wolff of Edmonton, treasurer. Bert Brienes of Edmonton was elected secretary for a one- year term, INTERNATIONAL INDIAN OCT. 7, 8, 9. Saturday p.m. p.m. p.m. Sunday Monday KAINAI SPORTS CENTRE STANDOFF, ALBERTA OVER IN PRIZE MONEY 6 MAJOR EVENT0 Cabaret Friday 9 p.m., Saturday 10 p.m. Special Guesf Barbara Hoof Alberta Indian Princess Sponsored by: Indian Rodeo Cowboys Aisoc- the Blood Tribs and Harry Shade and Sons Rodeo Company. Admission: Reserved Seats Rush Seats seeking independence The movement for Canadian independence from United States based international uni- ons is steamrolling from its western origin to the east. Western Canadian union lead- ers who met at the Provincial Council of Carpenters annual convention in Calgary this week say federal legislation is needed to quickly get inde- pendence. The trade unionists want Ca- nadian-operated unions, which would remain affiliated with the U.S. internationals but not be run by Americans. They want "established Ca- nadian offices as opposed to being subjected by American a local labor leader said. The independence movement is moving than ever, and is being spearheaded by Brilish Columbia unionists who are "militant" on that issue. Ottawa must pass legislation 'to break the chain that binds us to the Americans. It's the only effective way." The theme of the conference was preparation for the con- tract battle between 11 provin- cial unions and the provincial Construction' Association. The contractovs are more strongly um'led than they ever have been before in their his- tory, the spokesman said. They are and have been in addition lo organizing bargain- ing forces, setting aside a mas- sive fund with wliich to meet the unions head on. Contractors, thvough their construction associations, no longer want to negotiate with union locals but do on a pro- vincial level. It seems likely that negotia- lions will take on a harder look with strikes and lockouts or taking on a provincial per spective instead of just a local one. The spokesman said indications are that Al- berta could be in (a: a lengthy province-wide strike or lockout after next March 31 when pro- vincial contracts expire. renewed the exhibition process in 1947. They have been held annually since. The fair continued to add var- ious events to the calendar and by 1957 included a seed fair and agricultural short course, spring bull sale, 4-H calf show, sheep and swine sales ami most recently, the winter livestock show and saJe which replaced the summer agricultural por- tion. By 19M, in the 17 years from reorganization, more than 885, 000 had been expended. In recent years, the exhibition board has added horse races and- a gambling casino in an ef- fort to raise money for expan- sion and operation of all pro- grams Fool dragging by Edmonton could lose southern Alberta much glory this area deserves in celebrations in 1973 and marking the birth and coming West of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Frank Smith, execuive vice- president of the Travel and C o n v e n t i on Association of Southern Alberta, says there has been no commilment by Uie provincial government to support efforts such as the Sight, the Sound and the Fury >ageant planned for Indian Jattle Park or HCMP celebra- ions planned by the Town of Fort Macleod. "We could well lose by de- 'ault simply because we're run- ling out of lead time to plan this sort of he said. The North West Mounted Po- lice establishes their first fort at Frot Macleod in 1874. The second was established at Fort Saskatchewan. Ideas already-though out southern Alberta could be stol- en by Calgary and Edmonton unless the southern communit- ies can get some direction anc aid from the departments o tourism and culture, youth and recreation, he said. For instance, Mr. Smith pointed to a letter in the Ca! gary Herald this week from a reader proposing a military lattoo for Calgary of the "sani format" as the Sight, the Sown and the Fury proposed fo Lethbridge. The letter from Mrs. L. C Warren of Calgary to the Cal uddenly came to me that It ould be a tremendous gesture o invite the military to partic- pate in this celebration, as well as the RCMP. "They have tremendous lusical talent to contribute 85 rell as skills." Mrs. Wan-en said "maybe hey could stage a tattoo along gary newspaper said "I woul like to make a suggestion for the centennial year celebra- tions. "While listening to the Can- adian Tattoo recording from the world1 s fair in Seatlle, it FRANK SMITH with the Stampede celebralions at the Corral. This would, I am sure, boost tourism as well. "The military and the RCMP have been part of Calgary's hisotry and therefore 1 feel they could have much to con- tribute." Mr. Smith said if local cele- bralions like the historic pag- eant proposed for Lethbridge do not go ahead, southern Al- berta will miss a "once-in-a- lifelime" chance to draw peo- ple from Expo 74 which will be in Spokane, Wash., "an easy day's drive away." Province to fund salvage of forts The profits from the fair are reinvested in the facilities of the association and title to all improvements is owned by the city. By GREG McINTYRE Herald Staff Writer The provincial viH salvage the government remains of Appointment The city's new streets engin- eer is Gerald LcMoal of Cal- gary. Mr. LcMoal, who starts in city hall Oct. 23, has worked for the last two years as spe- cial projects engineer for the City of Calflary, Mr- UMoal has n E. Sc. in civil engineering from the Roy- j al Military College, Kingston, Ont. He is 29 years old, mar- ried and has one child. TONY TOBIN Tony Tobiii electee! Tony Tobin, of IxUhbridge, has been elected vice-president of the Preventive Social Ser- vices Directors' Association of Alberta. Mr. Tobin, director of preven- tive social services for the city, was one of the 3f> Alberta mem- bers attending the association's innaugural meeting at Jasper. Lovyl Marron, of I.loydmin- ster, was elected president. Other officers elected were: Jean Lowe, of Grande Prairie, secretary; Herb Prcsney, of Lac La Bichc, treasuver; Dave Ilembling, of F'incher Creek, program and liaison co-ordina- tor; and two mcmbers-at-largc, Alan Ifagen, social planning as- sistant of Calgary; and Bcrnie St. Pierre, of Fahler-Smoky River. The aims of the association are: "To actively promote a multidisciplinary approach in preventing and responding lo social problems and and "To liaise with other ap- propriate professional groups and organizations provincially, nationally and internationally, to facilitate professional devel- opment of its mcmlxirs. North West Mounted Police o r t s at Writing-on-Stone pro- vincial park and at Fort Whoop- Up near Lcthbridge, Bob Bowling, minister responsible for tourism, has announced in a news release. They will be included In Al- berta government plans to cel- ebrate the formation of the force in 1873 and arrival of the Mounties in the West in 1874. "They range from an arche- ological excavation of Fort Whoop-Up, restoration of the RCMP barrack at Police Cou- lee in Writing-On-Stone provin- cial park, the marking of his- toric sites, to the showing of an RCMP centennial film through- out the the release said. In a telephone interview, Mr. Bowling would not be specific atxnit when the projects would be undertaken or how much money is available. He said only that they must be realized by 1974 in time to be on display during the cen- tennial in this province. Mr. Bowling said last March Premier invited Queen Elizabeth to visit Alber- ta in 1974 to take part in cel- ebrations. Many projects, including historic pageant proposal for Indian Battle Park in Leth- bridge and plans by the Tom' of Fort Macleod are among the "dozens" of proposals thai have been submitted for sup- port by the Alberta govern- ment, he said. A steering committee has I been established to oversee plans for the RCMP centennial. It includes: D. A. Hayes, exe- cutive director, the Alberta Government Travel Bureau, chairman; Peter Walls, direc- tor of planning and develop- ment for the travel bureau; Hugh Craig of Fort Macleod, former president of the Travel Industry Association of Alber- ta; and G. B. McClellan, for- mer RCMP Inspector. Eight provincial government departments are involved in the plans, he said. They report to cabinet through Mr. Bowling and Horst Sclunid, minister of culture, youth and recreation. "The departments are col- ecling data and reviewing >lans and said the ninister. "Aim of the celebrations is lo commemorate 100 years of Western Canadian and In particular Alberta growth based on the formation of the North West Mounted Police in said the release. The force arrived In 1874 into the territories which later hecame the province of Alber- (a and established in 1875 what is today the City of Cal- gary." Mr. Dowling said the prov- ince will make a "significant" contribution toward the centen- nial in 1973, but the main thrust will come in 1974, the year force arrived here." The province will also par- ticipate in Calgary's centennial celebrations during 1975. On Wednesday the Alberta steering committee will mecti with the official co-ordinatingJ committee of the RCMP from; Ottawa, he said, "Alberta will be brought up lo dale on fed- eral g o v ernment participation! in the centennial." Public response is poor for city education input Many Ixithbridge residents pletcd before the deadline, aren't taking advantage of the But, the response by the gen- opportunity to have a direct in- put into the decision on what Ihe educational goals of city schools should be. The public school board has distributed two sets of a ques- tionnaire one to special groups such as teachers, stu- dents and university and col- lege personnel, and one to members of the general public seeking widespread opinion on what directions education should be taking. The "special group" response has been exceptional. Of questionnaires circulated, have filled out and return- ed. School district officials ex- pect about will be com- eral public is another matter. A total of questionaires were distributed to households in Ihe city and, la date, only 620 have been returned. Dr. 0. P. Larson, superinten- dent of the Lethbridge public school system, said he is hop- ing for a minimum of completed questionnaires from the public. "It is a real opportunity for Ihe public to become more in- volved in the decision-making he said. The deadline for return of Ihe questionnaires has been moved from Oct. 6 to Oct. 13 to ellow for more public partic- ipation. Andy Russell CARES ABOUT YOU WILL BE CANVASING IN COALDALE SATURDAY MORNING AND LETHBRIDGE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WATCH FOR ANDY ON CFCN-TV AT 4 P.M. SATURDAY AND 11 P.M. MONDAY. ;