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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Sesame Street future doesn't look bright here The future of Sesame Street In Lcthbridgc Icokb glum. Bob Johnson, program man- ager for CJOC-TV, told about 40 people attending a special meeting of the Southern Albcr- la Council on Public Affairs Frk'ay lhat the Canadian Hadio- Tclevisiori Commission has turned thumbs down on another request by the ftation that the popular children's program bo declared neutral in content which allow the slalion to carry it without losing ad- vertising revenue. "I telephoned the CRTC Thursday and the answer was no, they will not reverse Ihuir decision." said Mr. Johnson. The CRTC has classified Sesa- me Street as foreign content. George Tirown, general man- ager of T.IOC Television and Radio, told the audience, "we arc sympathetic to your cause. We want to solve this problem which has aoprenll.v become very important in southern Al- berla." Mr. Drown look a verbal Sesame group lo organize The Committee to Save Ses- ame Street will be holding an organizational meeting Wednes- day at 8 p.m. at the Ei Rancho Motor Hotel in the Carolina Itocm. The main purpose of the mreting is to elect an execu- tive and ctia-.t a course of ac- tion for the new organization. All interesled people are in- vited lo attend. CuL hospital cowls Regional laundry plans completed Plans for a SI million region- al hospilal laund liavc been completed and will submit- ted to the Alberta Hospital Ser- vices Commission for approval r.ext week. The regional laundry will be located on the Lelhbridt'e Mun- icipal Hospital grounds, LMH administrator Andy Andrca- chuk said. Ten hospitals which v.'ill par- ticipate in the regional laun- dvy avci the LMH, I-othhridge Auxiliary Hospital, Southland Nursing Home, SL Michael's General Hospital, Magratli Municipal Hospital, Raymond Municipal Hospital, Picture Butte Municipal Ilospilal, Little Bow Municipal Hospital in Car- mangay, Oowsnest Pass Gen- eral Hospital in Blairmore and St. Vincent's Hospital in Pin- cher Creek. Six other hospitals which approached, however, have opt- ed out and will continue to operate their own laundry ser- vices. They arc Cardston Muni- cipal Hospital, Cnaldalc Com- munity Hospital, Fort Macleod Municipal Hospital. B o rder Counties General Hospital in Milk Riverr, Taber General Hos- pital and Vulcan Municipal Hos- pital. The commission's position was understood to he wishing all 16 hospitals would join the regional laundry. However, the hospitals were asked on a vol- untary participation basis. The cost of laundry in soutl cm Alberta hospitals has been Iwlwcen seven and 33 cents per pound. Mr. Andrcachuk said Ihe estimated cost pound in the regional laundry is nine cent (Feven cents for laundry, on cent for transportation nd on cent for linen Several changes have lo be made because of the regions' laundry, such as replacing cot ton materials with polyesters to facilitate quicker handling The costs will be shared 50 per rent on a pro rata basis the participating hospitals, anc 50 per cent by the NEXT FALL Tenders will be called slioiil: after the commission's approv al is obtained. Mr. Andreachii said the new laundry is expect ed to be in operation next fall with the LMII using it firs and the others phasing out Lhei old laundry equipment and join ing in gradually. All parlici paling hospitals arc expected it be using the regional laundrj by the end of next year. Recent Graduate Mr. Kenndh Foang, son of Win. Dorolhy Long of I elh bridge graduated from Ihe U of A wilh his B.Sc. of Pharmacy dcsrec. Credit union tux seminar Nov. 21-22 A taxation seminar dcsignet to guide credit union manage] in the Lethbridge district ir completing accounting and re ports consistent with the ne1 Income Tax Act Regula tions is to be held at the Holida Inn, Nov. 21 and 22. The seminar Is being con ducted by the member service! department of the Credit Unio Federation, and emphasis placed on the necessity of tendance of all managers meet the new requirements. For Ihe first time in Canada credit unions come under th Income Tax Act, having form erly been exempt as a co-ope ative.association returning can ings to Hie shareholder mem hers. At p.m. Nov. 21 a din meeting will IMJ held at Ih Holiday Inn al which the Lcth bridge Chapter of the Federr tion will reorganized. RELIANCE AGENCIES 822 3rd Avenue Soulh Phone 327-1116 MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE EXCLUSIVE EXECUTIVE RESIDENCE Quality and roominess ore buill-in-faolLrres of Ihls executive ilorey home. Tolal circa 3180 square feel, tivfng and dini area 31 x T5. All olhcr rooms ore proporlionnlcly spacious. You havo lo see Ihis homo to cipprcciole all tho many fcatni and built in extras. Coll any of Iho following for complete delai JERRY ZfZUtKA 328-0190 ELIZABETH DE ARMOND 32B-3673 LEO PRUEGGER 328-4961 KEN BRANCH 327-4263 VERNA COUTTS 327-6697 mnk out of The Herald for its nglhy front-page article when TC issue became, a controvcr- oUoVi'ing formation of the ommittce to Save Sesame trod. Holding up a copy of the rticle, Mr. Drown said, "if icy could have done it, they robably would have printed carls and flowers and run vio- n music." INANCES The entire thing boils down o a matter of finances, he said. CJOC carries Sesame Slrcef, will have to drop five hours f other foreign-content, reven- c-producing programs a week comply with CftTC regula- ions. "This would place us in an inlcnable position, because this s a hifihlv compclitivo mark- he said. When asked why Ihe televi- ion station in Medicine Hai uuld afford lo cany Ihe pro- gram, Mr. explained iat "that is a captive market nerc is only one slalion there.1 ,ONG SERVICE Mr. Brown cited the station's ong history of public service n the community lo show tba lie station takes its role as a public servant seriously. 'We donate thousands of dol ars a year to community or auizaiions in the form of free commercial said Mr 3rowu. Gordon Russell, professor o sychology at (he University o jcthbridge, spoke for the side calling for a return of Sesami Street. PAWNS lie said il. is unfortunate Ilia children have become pawns ii .he broader question of whi controls the airwaves. Prof. Russell said just be cause Ihe slalion gives awa free time to charitable orgaji zalions, L'lhis should not allow them lo lum a car to pub lie opinion." He also took issue with Mr Brown's economic arguments Arc to believe this sta tion is so marginal lhat givin up five hours programs ou of 100 hours every week woul make them go under? FEELINGS CLEAIl "I think the feelings of scull em Alberta have been mad lie said. "CJOC is m fulfilling its responsibility lo th community. Giving away fre time lo charity docs not allo them lo make program dec sions in splendid isolation." Jlr. Itussell said, in tliis case the public has spoken out deai ly. "Don't give us lame e: cuses, give us Sesame Street. Jn the question and answ 20th St. B N., and Ross Al- sop, 1123 I2lh St. B N. lolrt Judge L. W. Hudson Ihcy could pay their fines tlic same day. 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