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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta If THE LEIHBRIDOt HERAIO Wtdntday, 14, No City Funds For Youth Hostel By HERB JOHNSON Herald City Hall Reporter The City of Lethbridge has decided to withdraw financial support from Odyssey House, the local youth hostel. The city council finance com- mittee Tuesday voted down a request from William Kergan the city's director of preventive social service, for a 5500 grant to carry the operation over the next three months. The hostel's budget, approved this spring with the province paying 80 per cent, runs out Thursday. The fate of Odyssey House is in doubt. Mr. Kergan said it is now up to the Youth Ser- vices Council which is respon- sible for the house, to raise the money to keep it going. Other- wise it will have to be shut down. The. hostel is currently oper- ating as a student co-op. The grant was needed to keep the co-op going until the YSC could come up with1 a brief ou1 lining plans for a drug infor mation end crisis c e n t r planned as part of the hoste operation. Alderman Rex Little told The Herald he was "all for a stu dent but felt any dm information centre needed con siderable study and should in volve ss many people in the community as possible. (The finance committee re- solution approved the idea of a student co-op in principle, bu voted against additional funds to support Aid. Vera Ferguson agreec there was a need for a hosle and that all available infonna tion poirjte to a need for a dru information centre, but she fel the two should be kept separate as they serve different needs She suggested an operation similar to Alcholics Anon; mous, backed up with informet medical personnel, might b. an answer to the drug abuse problem. Health Council To Head Groups On Drug Abuse A meeting is to be heM in the near future under the auspices of the Lethbridge and Region Mental Health Planning Council to plan methods of meeting the drug abuse problem in Leth- bridge. In a letter released by Alder- man C. W. Chichester on be- half of Dr. Scott 'Angus, chair- man of the planning council, the council expresses its will- ingness to act as a co-ordinat- ing body to help local groups and individuals implement their ideas for combatting the prob- lem. Copies of the letter are being sent to such organizations as the Chamber of Commerce, city council and local service clubs. As soon as replies have been "received from the various groups a meeting date will be set for initial discussions. The letter notes that many organizations and youth groups in the city have "voiced their concern and a willingness to Hereford Men Plan Station For Testing By early November, Hereford cattle breeders in Alberta will be delivering bull calves to their own test station. The test station, 80 miles north of Calgary, will serve as a centre for any cat- tle breeder wishing tc obtain acurate rate of gain records on registered stock. Although designed primarily for Hereford breeders, officials of the station say no restric- tions will be placed on the test- ing of other registered breeds. Up to 10 bulls will be accept- ed from any one breeder, but no small breeders will be turn- fid aside because they have no more than one or two to enter. aid in the forming of a program designed to combat the (drug) problem-." The purpose of the meetinf would be to organize and co- ordinate the efforts of the var ious groups. Aid. Chichester said the org- anization growing out of the planning council's efforts woulc be designed to provide a link between the young people anc the medical experts who coulc advise them. SCHOLARSHIPS Jerry Mezei of Lethbridge has been awarded in scholar- ships, including the Percy Hermant Centennial Scholarship and the Al- berta Optometric Association Scholarship. He is a second year student of optometry at the University of Waterloo, Ont., and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mezel of Leth- nridgc. RIPLEY OPTICAL DISPENSING OPTICIAN "Where service means serving people" 618 3rd Ave. S. PHONE 328.7626 Bottle Drive The 5th Lethbridge Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers are hold- ing a bottle drive Saturday. They will cover the area south of 3rd Ave. and west of 13th St. S. People in this area are asked to have bottles ready for a fast pick-up. ANNOUNCEMENT Dr. Douglas S. Cooper Formerly of Vancouver will be associated with Dr. F. T. Wood IN THE PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY Effective October 31st, 1970 Appointments may be made now by calling 327-8333 Lakeview Medical Dental Bldg. Finnsheep flock sires at Tofield, Alberta, imported from Finland in 1968. Prolific Breed Native To Finland Finnsheep From Alberta Shipped South The first shipment of Finn- sheep from Finnsheep Ltd., were trucked recently from the firm's farm near Edmonton to several centres in the United States. The group of 77 head was sold to universities and re- research stations for project work. Finnsheep, native to are best noted for.fertility. The average ewe gives three lamb crops in two years. Multiple )irths are common. A mature ewe will average three lambs each birth. Seven lambs at one birth have been recorded. Finnsheep- are used mainly n meat, production. Crossbreds show rapid growth and good winter hardiness. They are about the size of Cheviots. At first the lambs seem extra small because of multiple birth size but grow to 250 pounds -as two-year-olds. Survival rate is good with crossbreds, according to Finn- sheep Ltd. officials, including Jr. Lavon Sumption, former animal science researcher at he Lethbridge Research Sta. ion. He is president of Finn- sheep Ltd. Finnsheep Ltd. flew in 200 lead of the breed from Finland n 1968. They are raised on small family farms there. Some of the centres buying the Finnsheep from Alberta are: United States department of agriculture, Clay Centre, Ne- braska; University of Minne- sota; Virginia Polytechnic In. stitute, Blacksburg, Virginia, and a private operator in North Carolina. Comedy Needs Backstage Help Lethbridge Musical Theatre is in need .assistance in con- tracting sets for its forthcom- ng production of My Fair iady. Anyone wishing to join the musical comedy's backstage Tew is asked to phone the fates Memorial Centre Mon- ays through Fridays. The Lerner-Loewe Broadway it will rim Nov. 23-Dec. 7 at le Yates. Tickets will go on sale Oct. at the centre's box office. KCs Plan TV Bitigo The Lethbridge council of the Mghts of Columbus will again his year hold a three car Revision bingo, Kcinovision, Vov. 4. at 8 p.m. on channel 7. Major prizes this year will be hree cars: a 1971 Maverick, VIontego and Datsun, with other rizes including portable tele- raion, tape recorder and kitdi- n equipment. Proceeds from the bingo will o toward Kcinovision chari- The sheep sold for de- livered per ram or ewe from twins. Rims from triplet births Bold for and rams from quadruplets, for each. There are several other pure. bred Finnsheep flocks 'in Can- ada, including one in Quebec, the federal government has some at Ottawa. Laval Uni- versity In Quebec City also has some stock. Norman Carlson of the Card- ston district has 15 Finnsheep rams from the Finnsheep Ltd. stock. Student Liberals May Form Here A student Liberal organiza- tion is expected to be formed for the first time next week at the. University.-of Lethbridge following a visit Tuesday by John Variey, president of the Canadian Student Liberals. About 30 students turned out to hear Mr. Varley, 23 a, grad- uate student of York University in Toronto, give a short talk on the national association. Mr. Varley, who plans to re- turn to York next year for his doctorate in public policy (ad- said1 the national body had influenced the Liberal government to take another look at widening abortion avail- ability, publish the LeDain re- port on.the non medical use of drugs and open for hitchhiking students during the summer. He said the Canadian Student Liberals favored the legalizing 'of cannibis (hashish and mar- ijuana) with control guaranteed as. to its purity. No stand has been taken on harder drugs prior to the sec- ond report by the LeDain com- mission, Mr. Varley said. The national organization Has also come out for abortion on demand, following the advice of a doctor. (Legal abortions currently depend on the recom- mendation of hospital appoint- ed, three member boards who base their decisions on the probable effect of a birth on the Junior Achievement Plan Presentation For Students The Junior Achievement pro- gram will be presented to the students of Lethbridge's three senior high schools Thursday. Participating students from the Calgary program will make the presentations. The objective is to set up four companies, with a total of 80 to 100 students. Each company would select a product to manu- facture or service to provide, and operate under strict busi- ness principles, winding up its operation and .distributing the profits at the end of the season. Quarters and equipment would be rented from a senior sponsoring group in Leth- CADET NEWS The .Navy. League Cadet Corps No. 50 will parade to- night at the ship. Parade rou- tine and training syllabus ac- cording to the bulletin board. There are still openings for xiys 10-12 years. bridge. Counsellors will be sup- plied by Pre-Built Industries, Calgary Power, the Royal Bank and Sicks Lethbridge Brewery. Swiin Passes Go On Sale The city parks and recreation department has announced the fall and whiter season family swimming pass will go on sale at the Fritz Sick Pool Wed- nesday at 4 p.m. The cost of each ticket is and admits the entire family to all public swimming sessions from the date of purchase to May 15, 1971. The passes will be available during all public swimming hours after Wednesday. WORLD'S LONGEST The world's longest ocean- going highway stretches for 100 miles, linking the Florida Keys. mother's physical and mental- well-being.) said the group's abortion stand did not mean student Liberals 'are affiliated with Women's Liberationists. "Ttey're too be said. Group Talks About Needs In Recreation The recreation at southern Alberta over the next decade were discussed in gen- eral terms Tuesday night by about SO persons representing 20 southern Alberta communi- ties and organizations. The meeting, ca-spomored by the Southern Alberta Rec- reation Administrators and the departnent of youth, was in preparation for the minister's conference on recreation scheduled for Edmonton this weekend. For the past several months communities throughout Alber- ta have been holding local con- ferences on recreation needs, trying to decide what pro- Crams, facilities, leadership will required. Tuesday's meeting was designed to bring together the thinking of south- ern Alberta for projection at he Edmonton conference. Irt was felt Tuesday's meet- ing was too short it brought out some general philosophies but there was insufficient time or detailed study of specifics or southern Alberta. The need tor an area organizer, to or- ;anize projects of regional cope, such as the summer games; and establishment of summer camps for use >y all groups and communities in the region, were proposed by recreation administrators. It was generally agreed that fishing and hunting habitat needs improving but nothing specific was decided upon. Collision No injuries resulted when two .'ehicles driven by Cathy Fled- er, 17, of Coaldale and Ter- rance Pocza, 17, of Lethbridge were in collision on Highway 4, one mile south of Lethbridge Tuesday. Damage from the accident was estimated at ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT INUTE UFFLEPI Phone 32S-B134 509 6th Avenue South The wine that's winning the West! Galona Red Dry is winning new friends every day. The reason: superior quality and consistent good taste! 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