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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta IB THE lETHBRIDG! HERALD Solurdcy, October 16, 1971 FUTURE INTERCHANGE The Municipal Planning which traffic conditions are not expected to demand Commission has recommended city council approve the until sometime between 1985 and 1990. Sixth Avo. would proposed plan for an interchange at Scenic Drive and be constructed to go under Scenic Drive and continue 6th Ave. S. Shown here is stage two of the development westward to the Oldman River crossing which is tentatively planned for construction in 1976. The first stage would see 6th Ave. constructed at grade with Scenic Drive. The on and off ramps are also part of the first stage which corresponds in time with the bridge construction. Approval of the plan is necessary from the provincial department of highways as well as city council. Council installation to be held Monday Swearing-in ceremonies for Lethbridge's new city council will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in council chambers. The meeting will begin with the invocation by Reverend L. D. Hankinson of St. An- drew's Presbyterian Church- The agenda for the meeting will consist of the swearing-in oE the aldermen and considera- tion of appointments to the va- rious boards and committees on which council members must serve. Council will also choose a deputy-mayor and an acting mayor. The latter fills in when neither the mayor nor the deputy-mayor is available. Newly-elected aldermen tak- ing the oath of office will be Tommy Ferguson, Bill Kergan and EM Bastedo. Returning to the council table will be Mayor Andy Anderson, Vera Ferguson, C. W. Chichester, Vaughan Hembroff, Cam Barnes and Steve Kotch. The meeting Is open to tbi public. You Ask Me.. by HERB JOHNSON Unifarm seeking more jobi for fanners during winter Unifarm has requested more employment opportunities for farmers. Dobson Lea, president of Uni- farm, said the opportunities for Dairy herd management seminar set Mastitis and dairy herd man- agement will be the theme of a one-day seminar at the Cal- gary Exhibition Grounds Tues- day. Sponsored by the Calgary Quality Milk Control Program, Calgary Milk Producer's As- sociation, Alberta Dairyman's Association and the Alberta de- partment of agriculture, the seminar will feature Dr. John C. Dahl of Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Dahl is a veterinarian ex- pert in the field of dairy herd health and management. Preregistration through the local district agriculturist will assist the seminar organizers. WARDS RENTALS Appliance Trucks, Sanders, Drills, Ladders, Cribs, Cols, etc., etc. PHONE 328-8775 off farm employment for far mers during the winter seaso have been seriously curtailet by a shortage of timber aval able to independent mill op erators. In a letter to Allan Warrack minister of lands and forests Mr. Lea requested an annua percentage of merchantabl timber be set aside for farm permits and small contractors "Not only would this mak increased employment opportu nities for rural people, but i would make building materia available at a more reasonabl cost in local areas and sav transportation cost to and froi the company he said "If the request is granted and we have reason to expec it will, it should apply to a] timbered areas outside of res ervations and parks. "We would expect the norma regulations in the interests o conservation would be observ ed." Minister Inirt Higher Education Minister Jim Foster is in hospital recu- >erating from an injury he suf- ered while opening a new phy- sical education facility in the northern part of the province. Mr. Foster slipped and hurt lis back. He is expected to eave hospital within the next ew days. MY THANKS to all those who supported me in the Civic Election. REG. TURNER TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely the monu- ment to honor your loved ones. We will be pleased to assist you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS LTD. "We hav- been Satisfying Customers for Over oO Years" 3JS 8lh St. S., lethbrlda. TpODAY is a red-letter day, a day of semi-momentous propoi tion. This is the day all the loose scraps of paper that hav been sitting in the basket for weeks on end are consolidate into one column. Loose scrap of paper Number one contains random thoughts on the civic election, most of which will be depositec in the waste basket. But there is one question that might be di Tommy Ferguson do it? No one ever doubted Mr. Ferguson would be elected, man with his experience and well-deserved reputation for fairness is a natural for cHty council. But isn't it traditional for politicians to at least through the motions of making some kind of policy state- ment? Granted, Mr. Ferguson knows as much as anyon about civic affairs. His "elect experience" platform was valid But wouldn't it be nice to know what be intended tc do with that experience? Mr. Ferguson accomplished a nea lead the polls without making one public statement to my knowledge, on any local issue. It is to be hoped that once he sits down at the council table, he will concentrate his efforts on formulating policy, no the administrative details that often take up so much time a council meetings. The same applies, of course, to all members of council As Alderman C. W. Chichester said on election night, it', time to stop petty wrangling about insignificant details. Loose scrap of paper Number two has something abou glass on city the kind of thing council could ignore completely for the simple reason that the administri tion (and the citizens of Lethbridge) should be able to han- dle the problem. Glass is a pain in the bicycle tire, among other things, Your average automobile can drive through a mountain o: glass with impunity, but skinny bike tires are much more vulnerable. Things have reached the point where damage has been inflicted on the rear tire of my 1943 COM runabout, prob- ably as a result of someone breaking a bottle on my drive- way. Clear glass is hard to spot during that early-morning dash to work. It would be nice to see a city-wide effort to halt the thoughtless breaking of glass containers on the streets. Bar- ring that, let's stop busting bottles on my driveway. Also on bicycles-if you ever want to find out what it is to be a non-person, try riding a bike. Most Lethbridge motorists are considerate, but there are some who refuse to rectognize your existence. It becomes essential that the bicyclist stops assuming that cars will make any allowance for his or later there's a driver that acts as if you aren't there at all. There's been some talk at council meetings about handling the problem of increased bicycle traffic. Good idea, let's have some action. One final scrap of "turning the city into a rilderness area" project this summer was a dismal failure, (see a column last spring sometime for details of the The wild grass project in the back garden was over-run with weeds and the "let the lawn grow" movement was stymied by the landlord's arrival with a lawnmower. But things look good for next year. The federal de- partment of agriculture, I discovered, can tell one how to raise sagebrush and black-eyed susans. Now is the time to plan for next summer's establishment of a prairie environ- ment in Lethbridge yards. Attention Datsun Owners! NOW IN STOCK! ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT WINTER TIRES OUR CASH AND CARRY PRICE, PER TIRE WHILE THEY LAST! FOREIGN CAR Corner 3rd Ave. and 11th St. S. Phona 321-9651 City plans bid for federal funds Lethbridge is prepared t o take advantage of the federa government's financial aid to municipalities for job making projects, Mayor Andy Ander- son said Friday. Mayor Anderson said discus- sions had already been held to determine which local projects might qualify for assistance. The new central library, wa- ter mains and reservoirs in northeast Lethbridge and on the west side and upgrading of Indian Battle Park may qual- ify for assistance, he said. He gave lower priority to new tea nis courts for the city. It was important that the pro- jects chosen be consistent with the federal government's aim of creating jobs and getting people off the welfare rolls, he said. Details of the regulations were not yet available and the exact method of ensuring that jobs were given to those who needed them most had not been worked out, he said. "We'll have to concentrate on those projects that are primarily la- bor oriented." Mayor Anderson said timing of construction to avoid slack periods in the industry was vi- tal and the city would attempt to update projects that had been "on the books" for some time in order to take advan- tage of the federal aid. He sug- gested the proposed major ice arena might qualify if it is started in time. The aid program announced by Finance Minister Ben son contains a provision that would return to provincial and mu- nicipal governments for every spent for on site labor costs incurred up until May 31, 1972. Also listed is million in loans to provincial and munici- pal governments for projects to aid employment and mil- lion in grants to municipalities and community organizations for the same purpose. Mayor Anderson said the Lethbridge proposals would be put forward at a meeting Thurs- day with David Russell, pro- vincial municipal affairs minis- ter. Representatives of all Alber- ta urban and rural municipal- ities will attend the meeting to discuss the programs that may qualify for federal aid. Mayor Anderson said the funds would probably be handed over to the provincial government for dis- tribution- The Lethbridge and District Exhibition Association may also benefit. The plan includes million in loans for construc- tion of multl purpose exMbl- tion buildings. Andy Andrews, exhibition board manager, said the board would discuss the federal an- nouncement at its Monday meeting. The board has been planning for expansion of facilities for some time and the federal gov- ernment was contacted some months ago regarding financial help. Mr. Andrews said he felt the board was "well up on the list" at the present time. 750 new jobs needed yearly Lethbridge proper and south- ern Alberta in general will have to provide 750 jobs each year through 1976 to satisfy local educational gradual i o n requirements. Dennis O'Connell, city eco- nomic development director, surveyed the Lethbridge school district, the Lethbridge sepa- rate school district, the county of Lethbridge school district, the Lethbridge Community Col- lege and the University of Leth- bridge to determine more def- initive material projecting the labor force entries from these institutions. Also included in the city study are facts about the total school enrolments, total school grad- uations, graduations by grades, graduates continuing then- edu- cation and where, the type of course graduated from and stu- dents entering various positions in the labor force or entering graduate school. At a press conference Fri- day, Mr. O'Connell said it is important to provide job oppor- tunities in this area for people graduating from school be- cause, if not, the community will lose those qualities con- nected with youth. These qualities are needed in any community, especially in Lethbridge which is developing as a unique centre in Canada, he said. "The other reason more op- portunities should be provided in the community to keep the students here is the large amount of money spent on the Haste makes waste three speeders discover Three Lethbridge and district drivers paid a total of in hies when they pleaded guilty n Lethbridge magistrate's court to speeding. Peter Jahn, 24, of 510 27th it. S., was fined or in de- ault of payment 21 days in ail. Court was told an RCMP air- craft patrol observer calculat- ed Jahn had been driving in xccss of joo m.p.h. before he was stopped on Highway 3 east f Lethbridge Sept. 18. Danny Christie, 22, of 2133 th Ave. A N., was fined or 14 days in jail for exceed- ng a posted speed limit of 65 m.p.h. Court was told the Christie vehicle had been paced by an ICMP highway pursuit car with its lights on and siren en- aged. Christie was noted to ass another vehicle and cross a double yellow line while main taining a speed of 90 m.ph. Paul Mitchell, 19, of Coaldal was fined or 21 days i jail for speeding at 90 m.p.l in a 55 m.p.h. zone. Because of the magnitude o the fine and the age of the dn ver Judge L. W. Hudson gran ed two months to pay. Under the Highway Traffi Act the minimum fine for ex ceeding a posted speed limi by 21 or more miles per hour is For speeds 31 m.p.h above the posted speed limi the minimum fine to be im posed is QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Meehai Capitol Furniture M PHONE .128-7AR4 I ink u 328-2439 CALL 328-2439 MAINTENANCE REPAIR RENOVATIONS CUPBOARDS HOMES, APAKTMINTS, MOTELS, ETC CLIP THIS AD FOR FUTURE NEEDS To all my friends and to All the people of Lethbridge a big THANK YOU for your support at the Civic Elections from DICK BATEMAN Policy set for students Student cards will be accept- ed at Lethbridge theatres for all movies except those classed Restricted Adult. At a Famous Players meet- Ing in Calgary it was decided that university and college stu- dent cards throughout Alberta, would be accepted except for Restricted Adult entertainment (18 years and In Lethbridge the theatre rates are for adults, for students, and less than for children. It is believed that these rates art from 25 to 50 cents lower than ill some other Al- berta cities. education of the he said. "There should be as much of the investment retained as pos- sible." He said there will be some jobs which are unavailable to the youths who graduate from the city's educational systems but there should also be jobs in large enoijgh numbers to draw youth to this community to replace those leaving be- cause of a lack of specific jobs. He said job opportunities will be hi Lethbridge and district but, because of the trend to ur- banization, they will be concen- trated in the city. Mr. O'Connell said that al- though the study is aimed at use by the school systems, the Canada Manpower Centre and all other interested groups, it will be used to form the basis for economic development plan- ning in the city- He has started to consult with groups in the city to determine how it can be made useful in the development of the city. 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