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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta RO5EBOWL PARADE 15 Days Depaillng Dae. 23 28E.50 double occupancy For Information oncl bookings contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL FHOHi 328-3201 The LetHlniclcje Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbriclge, Alberla, Thursday, October 12, 1972 J'AGES 17 TO 32 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION. CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BIDG. 740 4lh AVE. S. PHONE 328-7121 Now Arriving; THE NEW EUROPEAN FAIL EYE FASHIONS (or 1973 Milers have 26-member song group "I'm was the term Mildred Laqua used to describe her involvement in initiating a singing group at the GoMcn Mile Drop In Centre, Her encouragement and Ihe people's interest has brought tho group from a small begin- ning of six singers in 19G9 to its present of 2fi. Tlie Golden Mile Singers sing "purely for our own but obviously they pleased someone else too, placing first in their class in the 1972 Ki- waxus Music Festival. Milton Strong is choral di- rector for the group. Accompa- niment is provided by Rcna Martin, on a piano bought with donations to the centre. Their songs, Iwth new and old tunes, are performed for peo- ple in the senior citizens' and nursing homes in the city. If funds increase, the group hopes to make frequent visits to out- of-town shut-ins, in such places as Macleod, Raymond, BeUe- vue and Carmangay. Henderson campground closing The tourist campground 3 Henderson Park will close for tho season Oct. 16, the com- munity services department an- nounced Wednesday. The casual camping area on the west side of the river ant north of the present highway bridge will remain open unti freeze-up to accommodate late- season travellers. Jr. Achievement program starts Junior Achievement com- ranies have been organized for [he 1972 73 season, and metn- >ers will begin selling shares next week. Junior Achievement is an or- ganization sponsoitd by Lelh- bridge businesses, where high school students can gain prac- tical experience in the opera- tion of a business. Each of tfic six companies sells shares to the public at SI per share, with a limit of one share per person. Names of the new com- panies, their sponsors and pro- ducts are: CANQASCO (Cana- dian Western Natural Christmas candles; TEACO (T. Eaton pop and beer can lighters; KASHKO (Royal Bank of chore boys; SUPOCTCO (Bank of Nova chenille octopus; I1EI- DLEPUSS (The phcn- tcx octopus and beer glasses; S-S NOVELTY CO. (Simpsons- stationery products. Company charters will be la- sued Oct. "31 and Nov. 1. Future plans include a choco- late drive Nov. 13 and an offi- cer training session in Calgary Nov. 18 and 19, in which Ma- grath and Taber companies will pariicipate. A total of 68 Btudecli members of JA to date. Any other bigh school stu- dents Interested in participat- ing may come to the next meet- ings, held Tuesday and Wed- nesday at 7 p.m. In the city Nail annex, across 4th Ave. S. from city hall. Homeowner grants Homeowner grants receivet at city hall from the province now total for the year. The assessment departmen Is processing the latest batch o grants, totalling to be sent to hoineowners this week. LAST CHANCE TO PLANT 9 HOLLAND BULBS AND AFRICAN AMARYLLIS BULBS NOW AVAIIABLEI Call 327-5747 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322-6th Street South Lelhbridge GOLDEN VOICES The 26 members of the Golden Mile Singers practise weekly to keep their voices in shape for frequent appearances. The singers entertain at nursing homes, senior citizens' homes and hospi- tals in the cily and in neighborng towns. Above left is Doris Blacker. In the right picture is the group's pianist, Edie Rutledge, flanked by Anna Al- First oi three articles corn, W. F. van der Lelie and John Barclay. Singing is one of the Golden Mile Drop-In Centre's many activities, which also include pool, shuffle- board and card games and tournaments, keep-fit classes, bingo, and frequent chartered tours, some as far as Vancouver and Ottawa. Kerber Photos Pensioners concerned at urban renewal By nUDY 1IAUGENEDEII Heralil Staff Writer "I feel like I've Been in jail all my life." An unusual comment for a pensioner to make after spend- ing only six months hi an old age home. However, the pensioner, like others, prefers the freedoms of- fered by private life and was totally dissatisfied with regi- mented life. And that's the way it is, said most pensioners asked in a Her- ald survey. The original intention was to seek out some of the common below-normal standard housing just rooms with kitch- en facilities and publicize the pensioners plight. Although pensioners would like more money, they are pre- pared to live on Ihe per month offered by the govern- ment instead of In organized ART DIETRICH DENTURE ClINTC DENTAL MECHANIC ScWartz BWg. 222 5th St. 5. Phono 328-4095 ionics where a time clock rule applies to eating, recreation d sleeping hours. Almost all the pensioners alked to complained in vary- ng degrees about their "small" xmsioiis but said they could or .Imost could make do. The degree of complaint va- ried with the personal budget- ng system each applied to the money he or she is getting. As for recreation, they say here is a camaraderie among jenstoners that is usually miss- ng in younger people. Walking, having a beer In a >eer parlor, and visiting or playing cards are moments reasured by the pensioners. A common complaint was Lhat "too damn many people are :aking housing surveys about but not really asking what we want." One landlord of a pension centre complained the survey- ors upset the pensioners. The pensioners are happy until surveyors tell them they are unhappy because there isn'l enough money or modern enough housing." They are applying theoretical principles learned in schools to COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TCIEPHONE 328-7883 This Friday and Saturday FEATURING "THE SUNSET 4" 8 TO 12 P.M. NO COVER CHARGE tt TW ctn TWADfTWN or iweTnnw famil amly PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS crrgrttcritc JEWELLERY LTD. Presents '7 HE DAY YOU BUY A DIAMOND'7 Any time yo-j ilond before .howcase lo consider the aurchaso of the King of experience is al- unique. Even experts who nave spent many years with diamonds ore eagerly fnlerested every ti they look at a new packet of stones. For each diamond In Na- ture is different from every niher diamond. Each dfamond 1 irmj own palfernj o! dancing light and dazzling color as you hold ft in your hand. And each diamond be- comes a completely individ- ual possession when it given lo mark your engage- ment promise or a very spe- cial occasion. Tho "day" you buy a dia mond may no moro than a shining hour or short len minutes. But Nature prepared for thor momen million! of years ago. Find out more about by gelling your Free Booklet at JEWELLERY ITD. COLLEGE MALI .1 pensioners what they need, I t never ask pensioners what ey want, she said. She knocked on three pen- oners' doors and asked them lat they would do if asked to I to an old folks' home. The ost printable reply was: "I'd II them to go to hell." No pensioner inter viewed anted his freedoms restricted. With the news of a massive owntown urban renewal plan Lethbridge, many of the ensioners who live in the re- ewal area or nearby are fraid their freedom is in eopardy. Once the rooming houses, sln- ie-room furnished suites and her forms of accommodation ley currently used are ac- uired by either the city or oth- r developers the pensioners eel "Imprisonment" in re- ricted homes be imposed y Lethbridge civic administra- on. At one rooming house a pcn- ioner shouted: "I've lived here or 22 years and they'll never et me to move. "I'm happy here. They (the ity) can't force me out. :Tve lived here for 22 years, t's the cheapest and best place n the west and I'll die Tlie area will probably be lesignated for redevelopment. One older and obviously well iked landlady who rents self rooms to some pen loners for lo per montJ txpects a "pensioners' revolt' f the land Is expropriated. The dwelling housed a large number of pensioners anc while old, it was clean. Thompson, says misquote was by radio stations only EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR MIKE HANZEL SHOE REPAIR 317 7th STREET SOUTH :'If they lake (his land, she asked pointing to- a group of intently lis- tening pensioners, 'will go, and will they keep they their By HOX CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer There is no existing move within tlie Progressive Conser- 'ative Party to dump Robert Stanfield as leader should the 'Cs suffer a decisive defeat in the Oct. 30 federal election. However, there would in all ikelihood be R national PC eadership convention called, 'because that's the type of man Robert Stanfield says Rob- ert Thompson, a B.C. Conser- vative candidate. Mr. Thompson said state- ments made by him during a >ress conference in. Lethbridge Monday were twisted in radio versions across Canada, re- ceived via their wive service. It was made to look as if I am associated with a 'dump Stanfield' said Mr. Thompson. "That is simply not the case. Party unity has never been greater." The former national Social Credit leader said Canadian Press newspaper versions of press confer- the story in Fines bylaw referred to commission A bylaw to increase the fines to juveniles committing of- fences under local bylaws to SI from 50 cents was referred to the police commission by city council Tuesday. The commission should study the bylaw before it is consider- ed by council to determine its repercussions and possible con- flicts with other laws. Alder- man Vera Ferguson said. Aid. Ferguson said the bylaw makes no reference to the fine being a minimum amount and suggested tho word "min- imum" be adfcd. Aid. Bill Kergan disagreed with the SI fine saying it is "ridiculous to think that kids can damage property and only be fined The bylaw is Intended to cor- rect a juvenile, not punish him. "It allows the police to impose a slap on tlie city soli- citor John Hammond said. Mr. Hammond stressed the fine would refer only to of- fences committed under local bylaws and that more stringent punishments for similar of- fences are provided for in pro- vincial statutes. JOHN BORAS Boras re-elected John I. Boras has been re- elected to a one year term as chairman of the Lelhbrldge separate school board. It will be Mr. Boras's second term as board chairman. Frank Pet a was elected vice- chairman, succeeding Paul Matisz. Mr. Peta was elected to the separate board In tha civic elections last October. The board elections held Wednesday night prior to (he regular board meeting. the Lethbridge ence, including The Herald, gave an accurate account of his comments but radio stations took his state- ments out of context. The story on the press con- ference was filed to Canadian Press by The Herald. It was then distributed by CP wire services to newspaper and radio stations across the coun- try. Mr. Thompson, in a telephone Interview with The Herald from Yellowgrass, Sask., said his concern is with radio versions of the story. CtlfF BLACK, Certified Denial Mochanlc BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. tower Level PHONE 327-2822 SMI LEY'S PLUMBING EASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 BINOCULARS! Just In Time for HUNTING SEASON! BUSHNELL "The mosl distinguished name In sight" brings you the BUSHNELL EXPO 8x30 BINOCULARS Powerful, Shockproof, Fibre glass. NOW ON SALE ONLY.......... .95 "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. CHARGEX 614 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3555 Executive Office Furnishings Tho Willis executiva desk pldured here fin- ished In genuine wofnut veneer, with lotin oil finish features iclect ook guidei, pencil fray, drawer itopj ond file drawer lotlc, Available with olid wainul !cgj, or chrome odjustabla nylon gl ides. 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