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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHMIDGE HERALD Wednesday, October 71, GM Strike Not Affecting Lethbridge Parts Supply Automotive repairmen in the city said today the effect of the General Motors strike is not a serious matter yet but the large stocks of parts can't last for- ever. Morris Irvine, parts mana- ger at Beny Chevrolet Oldsmo- bile, said the GM leaders in the province saw the light several months ago and made adjust- ments in inventory build up during July and August. He said the fast moving parts Police Take Action On Noisy Mufflers The noisy muffler problem in Lethbridge, according tc Jnsp. Bill West of the city po- lice force, isn't as big a p'rpb lem as some people would like to believe. In September of this year when police clamped down there were 18 convictions for inadequate mufflers 12 car and six motorcycles. Insp. West said someone started the campaign agains motorcycles and someone new keeps jumping on the band' wagon everytime they hear a motorcycle go by their house. This time a letter has been Student Businessmen Meet Tonight About 100 Lethbridge senior high school students are expect- ed to be involved in the Junior Achievement program being launched here. This was reported to a meet- ing Tuesday by T. C. Haibeck, chairman of the sponsoring board. First meeting of the students will be held in the newly-rented quarters, the old Regional De- velopment Building, tonight. The students are already di- vided into four groups, each of which will form its own com- pany to produce and market some product or service. Main purpose of the program is to acquaint the students with the operation of a business. Cal- gary Power, the Koyal Bank, Prebuilt Industries. and Sicks' Brewery are each sponsoring one of the junior companies and providing advisory personnel. The Ledbridge business com- munity will be canvassed for to obtain essential equip- ment, which in turn will be rent- ed to the student companies, and to finance the promotion and co-ordination. written to city council asking why the problem has not been solved. >The woman is to be in- formed enforcement under the existing legislation is being done. The letter asked why the motor vehicles act governing inadequate mufflers is not be- ing enforced in Lethbridge. Insp. West said the act is be- ing enforced. There are only so many members on the force and ev- ery noisy vehicle is checked, Insp. West said. Schools are checked once or twice a month for noisy motor- cycles. If people really want to cut down on the number of noisy vehicles in Lethbridge, he the responsibility lies with the parents of the children that continue to use inade- quate mufflers. Co-operation is needed between the police and the parents if the problem is to be eliminated. were especially heavily orderec and they are still in a good quantity. Brad Goodman, parts and tire manager at Encrson Motors Ltd., said his company always keeps a large stock of parts on hand and they are far from being depleted. Mr. Irvine said all GM deal- ers can draw parts from ware- houses in all major cities in western Canada. "These cen- tres made huge stock increases in all car parts, even the slow moving parts, when the wort was received there may be strike action. "Since the mam parts depot in Oshawa has shut down opera- tions all our parts not in stock must come from the warehouses from Winnipeg to Vancouver." He said if the demand for a certain part is great enough the dealers can go to the U.S. ware- houses which are not affected by the strike but this causes in- creased costs shipment and duty costs. Mr. Goodman said the GM dealers in the city have a good working relationship and they buy and sell needed parts on demand. Mr. Irvine said most body re- pairs are made if they are minor but if an accessory part not in stock, the customer will have to wait for the strike to end. He said the dealers have most of the parts in stock'to keep vehicles mobile and if they don't, they, do everything in :heir power to.get them. Demolition Awaits Decision Of City Demolition of the roof of the ormer Town and Country fooc store in Steppers' World has jeen delayed to fit in with a decision by the city concern- ing the closing of 4th Ave. S., Art Batty, president of Shop- pers' World said Wednesday. The roof demolition would be the first construction of a major hotel, part of complex planned for the Shop- pers' World site. Tenders for the job close "hursday and Mr. Batty said he contract may be awarded next week. The closing of 4th Ave. is needed for parking and is one if the hurdles that must be leared before construction be- gins. Hezoning of the site has been pproved and council Monday voted to sell the developers a strip of land along Mayor Ma- Council Appoints Aldermen Appointments to several com- missions have been made by city council. In all cases the representa- tives named had served in that capacity for the past year. The reappouitments were made be- cause of a technicality, under which these commission mem- bers must be named on a year- ly basis. Aldermen Joe Balla, C. W. Chichester and Steve Kotch were named to represent coun- cil on the Municipal Planning Commission. Aid. Balla, Aid. Chichester were appointed to the Oldman River Regional Planning Com- mission, with Aid. Vera Fergu- son and Aid. Kotch as alter- nates. The Lethbridge Police Com- mission representative will again be Aid. .Jim Anderson. Aid. Vaugban Hembroff was named to the Green Acres Foun- dation, with Aid. Ferguson as alternate. The Parks and Recreation Commission representative will be Aid. Anderson. The appointments were ques- tioned by Aid. Ferguson, who said she did not like the proce- dure. Aid. Ferguson said she felt there should be room for dis- cussion of the wishes of the in- dividual aldermen as to, which commission they wanted to serve on. Mayor Andy Anderson said this had been done at the tame of the original appointments and the reappomtments were made on that basis. grath Drive, also needed for parking. A public hearing on the 4th Ave. closing. has been set for AT THEIR OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Jock Butlin, left, president ef and Bill Larson, chairman of the annual sucker drive, check over in- ventory of bags of suckers which are being sold in a door-to-door canvass this week. To date, approximately half have been sold by the 10 teams of Licni. The candies are a bag, and all proceeds will go to help support the St. John Ambulance mobile first aid unit .The cam- paign will end Friday night. Projects Planned By Youth Theatre Lethbridge Youth Theatre, a woject begun last May by the Yllied Arts Council, is to pre- ent one hour drama programs in mid November during the vublic library's annual open- Muse. The programs, given at the Bowman Arts Centre, will prob- ably entail a selection from a full length play, presented for Nov. 16. If council approves the. children visitors to the library, closing at that time, demolition j Youth theatre, under the di- of the roof could then proceed. rection of Lethbridge actress Theatre Canada Joan Watertield, is designed for persons, 13-30 years, who are interested in learning all phases of theatre. An initial meeting Monday for the 1970-71 season attracted about 25 persons, most of them university, high school and ju- nior high school students. Youth theatre is to make a thorough study of A Man for All Seasons, the production planned for late March by the University of Lethbridge Dra- matic Society. The study will involve design- ing sets, and costumes, acting out selected scenes and re- search of the period of the play. The result will be a kind of production on paper which youth theatre members will compare with the actual U of L play. Plans are being made for in- volvement in the arts council's Festival of One-Acts, to run in January, and for backstage, ush- ering and coat check work in My Fair Lady and the annual pantomime. The theatre may also rent buses for trips to Theatre Cal- gary productions. Date for the next youth the- atre meeting has not been set. Dance Troupe Here Contemporary Dtncers, a 10- inember Winnipeg dance com- pany which last year gave more performances than any other Canadian troupe, will ap- pear at the Yates Memorial Centre Tussday. Under the leadership of Its Rachel Browne, the modern 4ai.ce group give 133 performances 'n the 1966-70 sea- son, compared with the seven it presented in its first season, 1964-65. Miss Browne, born and raised in Philadelphia, started ballet training at the age of six, even- tually joined the New York Dance Drama Company and was for five seasons classical ballet soloist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She gave up the RWB posi- tion to establish a company which would stress modem ra'-er than classical dance. The group has a repertoire of 30 works, 23 of them chore, ographed by Mto' B r b.w n e. Since the company was formed, it has visited more than 100 cen- tres in western Canada, north- western Ontario and the north- ern U.S. The troupe performed at Expo 67 in, Montreal and ap- pears regularly with the Winni- peg Curtain time for- the Leth- bridge performance is p.m. Tickets are on sale at Leister's Music Store. Mayor Plans Tour North American Air Defence Command headquarters in Col- orado Springs will be the main stop on a NORAD tour Nov. 5-8 in which Mayor Andy Anderson will take part. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Ctrtifi.d Dintal Mechanic Metropolitan J2W095 V- of L, Playgoers Ponder Showcase By JOAN BOWMAN Arts Centre, selected by the or i. tut STEVE'S QUALITY MEATS CONFECTIONARY -COALDALE- Takes this opportunity To Thank All who came to our Grand Opening Saturday, Oct. 17th. A Special Thanks To HENRY HARDY CONSTRUCTION of lethbridge for our fine building. 5 DRAW PRIZES Sat. Oct. 24th p.m. ONE FRONT QUARTER OF BEEF ONE HAM ONE SLAB OF BACON ONE PICNIC 5-LBS. HOME-MADE SAUSAGE Come in and fill out your Form Open Daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Herald Entertainment Writer Dick Mells, Alberta regional representative for Theatre Can- ada (formerly Dominion Drama has notified the organization that two Leth- bridge groups are interested in participating in a new, national theatre showcase next May in Ottawa. However, the two groups. Playgoers of Lethbridge and the University of Lethbridge Dramatic Society, will prob- ably not meet the Nov. 1 dead- line set for completion of ini- tial application forms. The forms call for the names of the plays to be produced, complete cast lists and other definite information which the Playgoers at least are not now in a position to give. The U of L society com- pleted casting for its 1971 an- nual production, A Man for All Seasons to run in late March at the Yates Memorial Centre. Some Playgoers members are tied up with the forth- coming Lethbridge Musical Theatre play, My Fan- Lady. And the group does not usually select plays seven months in advance of production. Mr. Mells said the annual musical seems to "stop every- thing" in Lethbridge drama circles during the autumn. He said there is really no reason why other groups couldn't plan projects prior to Christmas since not all the amateur talent is involved in musical theatre. The U of L society and Play- goers shared all 10 prizes at the 1970 Alberta Regional Drama Festival in Lethbridge, with Playgoers winning six and sharing in a seventh award. The group, with its produc- tion of The Hostage, was later selected as the western Cana- dian representative in the Dom- inion Drama Festival's final competitive festival in Winni- peg. Theatre Canada, DDF's suc- cessor, has since dropped both the competitive angle and in- ganization. Unlike the DDF Theatre Canada will not be re sponsible for travelling penses of participating groups Mr. Mells, Lethbridge's cul rural affairs superintendent said he preferred the way" of the DDF. He suggested universities wil gradually take over the show case and "community theatre will fall by the way. "At least with a competitive system, there was a chance that if you kept improving your standards you'd get. to the finals by and by." He said the Ottawa showcase favors Ontario productions which have less distance to cover than non-Ontarians. Par- ticipation may develop token representation from the west, Quebec and the Mari- times, and over-representation by Ontario. volvement wift vals. regional festi- The new showcase will fea- ture both amateur and profes- sional plays, at the National Car Bashes This Week The Canadian Mental Health Association of Lethbridge i lold a car bash on the parking lot at College Mall on the eve- nings of Thursday and Friday and all day Saturday. The event will be operated by members of the local Jaycees. In conjunction with the car bash, an "Action Auction" in the mall will be held Saturday be- ginning at 1 p.m. Merchandise from downtown merchants as well as from College Mall mer- chants will be auctioned by pro- fessional auctioneers. All proceeds will go the as- sociation, a United Appeal agen- cy. Damage Damage amounted to in a three-car rear-end colli- sion Tuesday on the corner of Scenic Drive and 10th Ave. S. Drivers of the cars were Albert L. Hanson of Magrath, Mary Janet Wirth and Leah D. jue, both of Lethbridge. ART WILLIAMS and HOWARD YANCSIK WISH TO ANNOUNCE that they have purchased BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE PLAN NOW! HAWAIIAN VACATION 2 Weeks in Beautiful Hawaii! Price includes air fare, transfers and accomoda- ONLY Butte Travel Service is now affiliated with Art Williams Wonder- ful World of Travel. Having been established in 1952 ii now is one of the leading Travel bureaus in Southern Alberta. 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