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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Welcome HAWAIIN DAYS ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VIUAGE WEST END PHONE 328-3201 or 328-8184 City to be site of 1972 conference EDMONTON Lieutenant- Governor Grant MacEwan opened the 65th annual Alberta Urban Municipalities Associa- tion convention here Wednes- day "in the amount of time it takes to open a can of beans." The first bean to appear once the can was opened was the announcement that the 1972 convention would be held in the new Holiday Inn in Lethbridge. Edmonton's Deputy Mayor Una Evans welcomed 235 dele- gates representing 10 cities and more than 200 towns and vil- lages belonging to the associa- tion to the convention. She called for the organiza- tion to display a "unity of voice to effectively communi- cate with the two senior levels of the provincial and federal governments. Once the opening formalities were completed, the AUMA set out to establish that "voice of unity" by easily passing a series of resolutions previously submitted by individual munici- palities. Topping the resolution list was a request that the provin- cial government amend the Municipalities Assistance Act, lifting the ceiling on the provincial payment to the Municipal Assistance Fund. Appeal total: United Appeal contributions to date total The Ap- peal's 1971 commitment is [CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic HACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 Celebrate Your Special Occasions at Ericksen's! and Friday and Saturday Evenings THIS WEEK FEATURING "The Sunset 4" WESTWINDS DINING ROOM 8 to 12 p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for Reservations sen s The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, October 28, 1971 PAGES 17 TO 32 mi II'. o GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITI (Special Prices on Bulk Orden) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 328-8141 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 Mayor Andy Anderson told The Herald he was not in favor of that resolution, because pro- viding more funds to the muni- cipalities through this channel would mean cutting funds in other areas of the provincial budget. A resolution submitted by Lethbridge requesting the pro- vincial government to increase provincial support to all public libraries in Alberta was passed. Mayor Anderson suggested because some libraries, such as the new facility for Lethbridge, serve territories surrounding the city in which the library is built, the province should in- crease the grants on that basis. On a related matter, orginat- ing with the city council of Medicine Hat, the AUMA will ask the provincial government to consider setting guidelines providing more flexibility and methods as to the amounts of money a city may designate for public library operation. The Provincial Planning Act received a thorough going-over with Red Deer delegates "gen- tly and subtly suggesting it be re-written." One resolution dealt with lo- cal development appeal boards which "should not have the power to say a use (of prop- erty) can be permitted if it is contrary to the zoning bylaw. The AUMA suggests that idea be stipulated in the planning act. The only resolution so far which created any kind of dis- pute was defeated by a 129- 106 vote margin. The split was over whether the AUMA execu- tive or all the association mem- bers should decide where its conventions will be held. The policy has been to select Ed- monton, Calgary or Lethbridge as convention sites. Some of the smaller centres expressed j a desire to host a future con- vention. The executive will still make the decision. Municipalities told: PCs won't make major changes By RICHARD BURKE Staff Writer EDMONTON Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell told 550 delegates registered at the Alberta Urban Municipali- l i e s Convention Wednesday night not to expect the new government to make any ma- jor legislative changes until 1973. Mr. Russell did, however, mention one inovation to look for in 1972 televising of at least two legislative sessions live across the province. A segment of his speech was devoted to explaining the Con- servatives' approach to provin- cial-municipal affairs. Part of that explanation concerned the task force on municipal-pro- vincial financing and the lack of representation from south- ern Alberta on that body. He referred specifically to an editorial in the Taber Times which hinted that southern Al- berta might be receiving "punishment for not electing Conservatives to the legisla- ture." In refuting that editorial, Mr. Russell distinguished between a legislative committee, which in- volves all the members of the legislature, and a government task force, involving MLAs who report directly back to the government party. He said the people chosen for the task force were the best for the job, and the selection had nothing to do with the lo- cation in the province the mem- bers came from. The membership of Mr. Rus- sell's audience undoubtedly dictated the content of his speech, and he stuck largely to the government's attitude on provincial-municipal relations. The provincial government, he said, plans to establish and J. C. Superstar here on Sunday teep open communlcation routes between the two levels ol government, facilitating bi- atcral discussions and deci- sions. He also mentioned the es- tablishment of two cabinet committees: the metropolitan affairs committee which will deal with the problems expe- rienced by Calgary and Ed- monton; and the rural devel- opment committee, to formu- :ate policy to make the areas outside the two metropolitan centres equally attractive for development. Mr. Russell called on the mu- nicipal governments to assist the province in creating a sit- uation within a couple of years where all parts of the prov- ince are as attractive for in- dustrial and housing develop- ment as Calgary and Edmon- ton are now. For the provincial govern- ment's part, Mr. Russell said the concept of an MLA work- ing only during the 12 or 13 weeks the legislature is in ses- sion is gone. There will now be full-t i m e working MLAs he said. PRAIRIE SCHOONER? Not really. The Nonsuch is actually a ketch, rather than a schooner, although she is involved in an overland trip across the prairies. A seagoing replica of the ship whose voyage in 1668 led to the incorporation of the Hudson's Bay Company. The Nonsuch is being transported from Minnesota to the west coast. From Lethbridge the ship goes into Montana and then to Seattle, where she will be refitted. The Nonsuch was built by the Hudson's Bay Company as part of its 300th anniversary celebration. -Elwood Ferguson Photo Studded tires investigated A symphonic rock concert featuring excerpts from Jesus Christ Superstar will be held at the Lethbridge Exhibition Pa- vilion, Sunday at p.m. The American Rock Opera Company, with an all Cana- dian cast originating in Edmon- ton, has played this concert to sold out houses in the major cities in western Canada and in Detroit, Oregon, and Hawaii. The group's success has beer, strictly due to its music and singing, because it has no stage scenes, background, or cos- tumes. The company includes a 15- member chorus; the Privilege, a rock group which got its start in Edmonton; and lead singer Mel Degen. The main cast will be aug- mented by the 37 member Cal- gary Symphony and Chorus. Part of the 2% hour concert Are studded winterized tires worth the cost? Alberta highway department researchers are studying whe- ther the tungsten carbide metal tips installed on tires to reduce the danger of icy roads are eith- er practical or safe. Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne says the value of tire studs is "dubious." Governments in Manitoba and Ontario felt the studs didn't re- duce the winter driving hazard BEST-0-MILK Milk Powder Sensation Ask about our hot chocolate powder and powdered cream substitute. OFFICE 328-7114 RES. 328-7505 12 VOLT RE-CHARGEABLE FLASHLIGHT NEW SKI-CARRIER FITS VOLKSWAGEN TDID 12 volt auto fan, handy 12 volt shaver, QP IKIr-lVll 12 volt rechargeable lite............ I I .7J MUFFLER TAPE Repair It Yourself THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL HOT PATCHES ONIY I .39 BOX MINI-MATS IDEAL FOR FOREIGN IMPORT CARS TADDICD Trunk mount- Re Holds car skis 17.88 MAP COURTESY LAMP Plugs in Cigar Lighter ONLY I "WW SUPER SIX STEREO SPEAKER KITS ONLY 14.95 STAINLESS STEEL SPLASH GUARDS A SIZE FOR EVERY NEED ON ANY CAR MIDLAND AUTO SUPPLY (71) LTD. 421 5th ST. SOUTH PHONE 327-4951 a great degree, but did dis- close that they tore up expen- sive highway topping. Tire studs are now banned in both provinces. However the Alberta highway department researchers don't think that studded Ores are valueless or tear up the at least not until further studies are completed. Mr. Copithorne said, in a tel- ephone interview, his depart- ment is "carrying on consider- able into the matter. The number of Albertans us- ing tire studs and the winter weather conditions between this province and others may vary, he said. Fewer drivers in this prov- ince install the studs than in other areas where roads re- main almost constantly icy throughout the winter months. Because much of the central and southern portions of the Drovince's highways are free trom snow during a consider- able portion of the winter, many drivers may feel tire studs are not essential, Mr. Copithorne said. He also said tire studs are not effective in snow because the snow serves as a cushion between the tire and road. Traffic would have to be heavy, the streets bare of snow and the effect of tire studs on roads very noticeable before the government bans them in Alberta. will feature excerpts of Jesus Christ Superstar, which por trays Christ's last days on earth. The other half of the concert will offer popular songs with a religious undertone. Jesus Christ Superstar was written by Anthony Webber and Tim Rice. It was originally a recording that had 400 people in UK vari- ous bands, choral groups and the 180 piece London Sym- phony Orchestra. The American Rook Opera Company does not follow the recording, and has actually re- written all of the music to be played and sung. Be sure to enter the Down- town Merchants' Shoppers' Bonanza at Frache's advantage of this outstanding SPECIAL! FLORAL BOUQUETS MIKE HANZEL SHOE REPAIR I EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR 317 7th STREET SOUTH HEALTH FOOD CENTRE Home of natural foods, vitamins minerals herbs grains Open Mon.-Sat. 9 p.m. Thurs. and Fri. till 9 p.m. 907 3 Ave. S. Phone 327-4994 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TEIEPHONE 328-7883 STUDIO ON PICTM PICTURE ARTISTS' 9 AVE SELECTED SPECIALS NOW ON SALE at McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY 99c 1.39 69c 1.29 3.59 49c 1.09 A-S35 RUB-For Sore Muscles. Reg. 1.49 Sale Special RIGHT GUARD ANTIPERSPIRENT (6-oz.) Reg. 1.59 Sale Special NOXZEMA HAND LOTION 6.3 01. Reg. 89c Sale special DESERT FLOWER Hand and Body lotion. 6-oz. Reg. 1.79.............. Sale special RESDAN to fighl dandruff. 6-oz. Regular 1.59................ Sale special CHOCK'S Vitamins for kiddies. 1001. Regular 4.49.............. Sale special ASPERGUM To medicate sore gums and throat. 16s. Regular 65c............... Sale special DRISTAN TABLETS (24's) Reg. Sale special ____________ McCREADY-BAINES___________ PHARMACY LTD. CHARGEX 614 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3555 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Metropolitan Bldg. 328-409S EXTRA SPECIAL, ONLY .50 CASH and CARRYI PRAGUE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th St. S. This Week Is Just A Small Sample From OLD MAN WINTER See Kirk's now and be al! set for his next Icy Blast! If you need new rubber why not In- tlaI Kirk's own Brand SNOW PLOW RETREADED TIRES Completely Guaran- teed They carry the same guarantee as brand new tires. Now available at special low prices, example: Size 6.50x13. With trade, only AVAILABLE IN ALL SIZES! 14 ,95 FOR THE FINEST SERVICING TO PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR WINTER SEE US FOR BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work performed by experts because we know and appreciate the importance of safetyl Your UNIROYAL Dealer KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBRIDGE 1621 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5985 or 327-4705 TABtR 6201 50th Ave. Phone 223-3441 FERNIE B.C. Phone 423-7746 Coming Sunday, Oct. 31 Lethbridge Exhibition Pavillion p.m. Door Open 1 p.m. CJOC and AMERICA ROCK OPERA COMPANY PRESENTS MUSIC FROM JESUS CHRIST SUPER STAR Advance ticket! available at: LeliKr'i Music Ltd., Doug's Mulle and Sports, Marcel's Smoke Shop, Club Cigar Store and Musicland Supplies Lid. S2.25 EACH Starring MEl DEGAN EVEYtNN OUARTH IAN McClAIN GARY DERE THE PRIVILEGE CHORAL SINGERS THE ENTIRE CAtGARY SYMPHONY The lamo ihow ployed to lold out housoi in Dotroit, Van- couver, Hawaii. Oregon, Calgary, Edmonton, etc., and who will bo playing In Now York, London, Japan In Iho future. ;