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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 Wl LETHBRIDCE HEKAID Thursday, Octobtr 22, 1970 A PRACTISE SESSION FOR CAR BA5HES at the College Mall parking lot is handled by two sledgehammer-w Hiding members, Gea Cohen (atop the car) and secretary Sister Nora Sullivan, of the southern region of the Canadian Mental Health Association. The car bashes, to run tonight, Friday night and all day Saturday will be. operated by Lethbridge Jaycees. In addition, merchandise from downtown and mall merchants will be auctioned off Saturday at 1 in an Action Auction, also at the mall. All proceeds will go to the mental health association, a U nited Appeal agency. Costs Rise ORRPC Okays 1971 Budget Of By HERB JOHNSON lierald Staff Writer The Oldman River Regiona Planning Commission Wednes day approved a pre- liminary 1971 budget, up al most from last year. A major item in the increase was a predicted rise of six per cent in salaries, which wouk bring the total staff wage pay ments to Erwin Adderley, executive director told the commission tin salaries were "plugged in' to the provincial civil service wage scale, which was likely to go up about six per cent next year. Chamber Hits Column On United Fund The Lethbridge Chamber o Commerce Wednesday took ex ception to a column in the Oct 17 edition of The Herald, term ing it "poor judgment in time- liness." The column referred to was an opinion column by reporter Jim Wilson which raised objec tions to several agencies served by the United Appeal, stating "at least four of the groups i assists make it a mockery." Ossie Stubbs said it was poo: judgment in criticizing the ap- ieal. "The time of protest is at any meeting of the United Ap peal, not during the campaign.' Chamber vice president Ter- ry Bland said the column re- lected on the efforts of the lundreds of people who hai 'worked their butts off and it actually was a kick in the same place." Cliff Black said the column _id what many things have done to worthwhile projects in he community if anything pod happens, the syndrome seems to be to knock it. Increased River Floiv Opposed Towns Could Lose Water Supply The St. Mary River Irriga- tion District has sent a brief to the provincial cabinet opposing a resolution by the Oldman River Regional Planning Com- mission requesting increased minimum flows in four South- ern Alberta rivers. The ORRPC resolution was passed Aug. 19 and endorsed Monday by city council. It asks for increases in the flows of the St. Mary, Belly, Waterton and Qldman rivers from the present legal minimum of 30 cubic feet per second. The suggested-increases would be to minimums of from 75 to 200 cfs. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS S120 AND UP Phone 328-2176 The purpose of the revised I plants were examples of indus- ,_. being served. Taking exception to the resolution's call for better de- velopment of the recreation po- flows would be to provide an "adequate supply and quality of water to all users, particu- larly domestic and industrial water supply, flood control and recreation." The SMRD brief contends that the present river diversion system supplies all these needs. J. W. Thiessen, SMHD man- told The Herald there are about domestic users in towns and villages that receive their water from the system, in addition to rural users. The town of Coajdale, he said, which, as a member of ORRPC had supported the resolution, was one example of a town that received all its water sup- ply 'from the system. Industrial concerns in ths same areas also received wa- ter from the system, he said. Sugar factories, oil companies and agricultural processing 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 lethbridga 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. Man Remanded On Drug Charge Robert Me Con ville, 21, charged with possession of marijuana, was remanded in custody until Friday, for sen- tencing when he, appeared in court in Lethbridge Wednesday. Magistrate Lloyd Hudson said he was remanding the man in custody so he could get a taste of Jail. McConville was arrested Sept. 28 along with a Letn- bridge youth after the city police and RCMP conducted a search of their residence. McConville pleaded guilty to the charge Oct. 14. SWIM BACKWARDS Shrimp swim backwards, pushing themselves with their [an-shaped tails. tential. of the river diversion system, Mr. Thiessen said there .were 13 main reservoirs on the Oldman River system that wers used for recreational pur- poses. No one, he said, had ever been chased, off a reservoir. He also noted the dependency of the pheasant and migratory game bird population on the system's water. Golf courses too, such as Henderson Lake golf course receive all their water from the irrigation system. Mr. Thiessen said he was willing to "go along" with the idea of a uniform flow, but con- tended that flows above the current minimum would very likely make it impossible to maintain the reservoirs at an adequate level. If the law were changed to increase the minimum, he said, it would mean the depletion oi the reservoirs and the possible cutting off of the domestic sup- ply to. some communities in a dry year. There is simply not enough natural flow in the four rivers, he said, to maintain the flows asked for in the ORRPC resolu- tion. CHOW MEIN SUPPER AND BAZAAR SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH WOMEN JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH 9th Avenue and 9th Streot North Saturday, Oct. 24th-4-8 p.m. (Meal includes Sweet and Sour) Take-outs Available EVERYONE WELCOME! The commission will also be paying the usual annual incre- ments. In the case of the exec- utive director, for example, this combines with the six per cent increase to push his salary to up 18 per cent from 1970. Another part of the increase was attributable, he said, to two staff additions needed to handle the increasing amount of menial work .associated with the commission's expanding work load. The commission's member- ship has increased by eight so far this year and Mr. Adderley predicted more municipalities would join in 1971. One reason for this, he said, was the fact that non-member municipalities are requisitioned by the province to support the commission and for many of them it would be more econom- ical to become members as Study Not Shelved Single Govt. Supported The Oldman River Regional Planning Commission's subre- gional study on the Oowsnest Pass is not "sitting on the George Davey, the com- mission's assistant director told members Wednesday. In a report on follow-up' ac- tivities to the recently com- pleted study, Mr. Davey said a number of projects had been undertaken as an outcome of the study. One of the main items was the setting up of a local gov- ernment study committee, which has had four meetings to date. Although he said he could not predict what the eventual out- come of the committee's ef- forts might be, he said there appeared to be enthusiasm at this point for soirie form of uni- tary government in the area. He also said special area designation was being sought under the federal government's incentives grant program through MP Alien Sulatycky. Progress was also being made, he said, in devising and adopting, updated zoning and development control bylaws in several communities. Committee To Study Rail Service The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Wednesday referred any decisions on the Canadian Pacific Railway application for d i s continuing dayUner service between Medicine Hat, Calgary and Lethbridge to the trans- portation committee for study. Vice-president Terry Bland said it was difficult for any responsible 'body to make a representation to the Canadian Transportation Commission when the railway company has lost what amounts to about in the last three years. He said the chamber realized many people would be 'affected if the service were tinued but any decision would have to come from the CTC. The commission also adopted a streamlined meeting policy designed to deal with problems that will be encountered as membership grows. General meetings will be held'only every two months in- stead of monthly, beginning next year. More of the detailed work will be assumed by the executive committee and va- rious commission committees. A speedier method of dealing with subdivision applications was also adopted, most of which will now be dealt with immediately by the executive director. Erwin Adderley, executive director; reported on the com- mission's operations for the first six .months of the year. He said it had been a partic- ularly busy time, with eight municipalities being granted membership. Major projects during the year; were the Crowsnest Pass study, the South Saskatchewan river basin study and the pre- liminary regional plan. The last two, he said, will carry on into 1971. they are paying for it anywav. Total membership is now M! there are 5 non-member mu- nicipalities that will add about to the 1971 budget. Lethbridge's share of. the requisition comes to per cent of the total. This is up about from 1970. Other municipalities contrib- ute another 20 per cent The amount for most of them will be up slightly from lagt year. Blairmore, for example, will pay compared with last year. Vulcan will pay compared with In cases where the popula- tion increase in the past year haj put the municipalities into different categories the in- creases are larger. Raymond goes up from to The budget must still be ap- proved by the provincial gov- ernment, which pays 60 per cent of the commission's oper- ating costs. A rchaeological Society To Meet The Archaeological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge Centre, will meet Friday, at 8 p.m. in the lecture theatre, Lethbridge Community College. Break-In City police are still investi- gating a break-in at Wilson Junior High School sometime Tuesday evening or. early Wed- nesday morning. Nothing was reported stolen. Entry was gained by break- ing an office window. Your Attention Gentlemen Please! ARE YOU IN THE MARKET FOR A FAIL OR WINTER COAT? EXAMPLES: REPLICA FURS and stylish TOPCOATS and Worsteds, Imported cloths LEATHERS and SUEDES T -Glove leather, suede, and pigskin S WINTER HIP LENGTH JACKETS AND WINDBREAKERS Many of these are imported from foreign countries Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, England and Scotland. Select any of these garments now and save 20% MEN'S CLOTHES 321 7th Street S. phone 327-2073 OPEN THURSDAYS UNTIL P.M. S'rs 'nTovrfi %nnfc. 7th CINOVISION WED., NOV. p.m. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 1490 CAR TV BINGO CJLH-TV DONATION CARDS j TU DllirA EXTRA CARDS EACH 3 IAK IV DlNUU EACH ONLY ONE EXTRA CARD AT AILOWED WITH EACH CARD MAJOR PRIZES 1071 NEW MODEL I CARS If you have 4 cards in your name and win one of these new 1971 cars you also win a trip for 2 to fabulous Las Vegas plus extra bonui prizes. Buy your donation card early and qualify for a draw on 12" GE Portable TV, Bell Howell Cassette Player and Reecorder, and a Sunbeam electric cooker deep fryer. Mail your entries together with your name and address to P.O. Box 1133 lethbridge, to be received not later than 6 p.m., Monday, November 2nd, 1970. ;