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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta District Second Section Council ponders three proposals Resolutions on voter enumeration, the Neighbor- hood Improvement Program and the open burning ban bylaw will go to city council Monday. City may join fight City council will discuss intervening against Calgary Power Ltd.'s latest electric rate increase application Monday. The company is applying to the Public Utilities Board for a 17.6 per cent increase and will be heard Nov. 12 at the Calgary provincial court house. Council will consider a sub- mission from Red Deer lawyer J. W. Beanies, who represented other municipalities in the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, in an intervention against Calgary Power's last rate increase application. Aid. Bob Tarleck, who was critical of the voter registra- tion system in his campaign, is asking that the voters' list for future civic elections in Lethbndge be compiled by enumeration. Aid. Bill Kergan wants to see the burning bylaw amend- ed by eliminating the two week time period from the section allowing city council to designate, spring and fall periods when open burning is permitted Aid. Kergan said earlier he wanted an extension to this fall's burning period which ended Oct. 15. Aid. Tony Tobin and Aid. Tarleck are seeking council approval of a resolution that the city notify the Alberta Housing Corporation before the end of the month that it is interested in the potential applicability of the Neighborhood Improvement Program to Lethbridge. The housing corporation must get word of the city's interest by then, Aid. Tobin says, if Lethbridge is to be considered at all for funding in 1975 under the program. Premier to open senior village Alberta's first sectional-home senior citizen's village of- ficially opens Nov. 1 in Daysland, 26 miles east of Camrose. Premier Peter Lougheed and Gilbert Eagle Bear, president of Kainai Industries, will be among officials opening the pro- ject, the first of its type in the province: The LetHbridge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, October 28, 1974 Local news Pages 11-20 A DIVER ENTERS THE WATER THE AQUABELLES PERFORM (CENTRE) AND STAN SIWIK BEGINS A RACE AT THE SATURDAY OPENING OF THE POOL BEARING HIS NAME. Stan Siwik Pool dedicated About 250 people showed up Saturday to watch as the Stan, Siwik Family Swimming Pool was officially opened. The pool, built at a cost of about was opened by various dignitaries including Stan Siwik. The pool was named after Me. Siwik by city officials because of his volunteer effort contributed to city swimmers for 25 years. His efforts unproved oppor- tunities -for Lethbridge swimmers and he has been in- volved in all levels of program development from non swimmer to world class athlete. The Siwik pool will be the site of the synchronized swimming competitions dur- ing the Canada Winter Games. Saturday, the YWCA "Aquabelles" from Calgary gave the audience an advance previee? of-such competition The synchronized swim team gave three demonstrations following the opening ceremonies Between their performances were demonstrations of diving and competitive swimming presented by the Lethbridge Amateur Diving Club, the Amateur Swim Club and Lethbridge YMCA "Sting Rays." The pool has diving boards suitable for both reacreational and competitive diving. The pool measures about 115 feet by 42 feet and is equipped with a moveable bulkhead which allows the pool to be divided into proper lengths for swimming instruc- tion, synchronized and com- petitive swimming and diving. The pool's depth ranges from three feet, six inches to 12 feet, six inches and a per- manent 248 seat gallery has been provided. An audio visual classroom and all purpose room have been installed for community use. The pool was named after Mr Siwik following overwhelming public support of the idea. A 23 page petition of names supporting the nam- ing of the pool after him was presented to City council when it was trying to decide on a name. The naming of the poof after Mr. Siwik broke a tradition of naming facilities after people who have made financial contributions toward the buildings' construction. Mr. Siwik bad moved to Regina when council decided to name the pool in his honor. Three district residents killed in truck smashup near Etzikom Three southern Alberta residents killed instantly ear- ly Sunday when their truck plunged off a road east of Etzikom were among at least 16 who died during the weekend on the Prairies. RCMP said the single vehi- cle accident occurred at about a.m. Sunday on Highway 61, one and a half miles east of Etzikom. Killed instantly were Ronald Moss, 20, Donald Arthur Calhoun, 18, both Foremost and Karen May Traxler, 16, Etzikom. The three were travelling east in a three-quarter ton truck when the truck went out of control, overturned and went into a ditch. All three were thrown out of the truck and RCMP say they don't know who was driving the vehicle But police said Ronald Moss may have been the driver because the truck belonged to his employer, Tom Prankish, of Foremost. Coroner Dr. E G F Skinner, of Medicine Hat, has not decided on an in- quest. A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. Friday to mid- night Sunday night, showed eight traffic fatalities in Alberta, two deaths on Saskatchewan highways and four highway deaths, one drowning and one accidental shooting in Manitoba. An 84-year-old woman whose name was not released was killed when she was hit by a car Friday night at Fort Saskatchewan, northeast of Edmonton. Barbara Larson, 21, was killed Friday night when her car was in a collision with a tractor-trailer truck east of Edmonton. Arne Tenho Paavola, 18, of Prince George, B.C., was kill- ed Saturday night in an acci- dent near Thorhild, 45 miles northeast of Edmonton. Six-year-old Robert Prefpn- taine of Legal, Alta., died Saturday night in hospital from injuries suffered when he was bit by a car near his home. Roger Gour, 14, of Falher, Alta., died when he was pinn- ed beneath a tractor which overturned Sunday on a municipal road near Falher in northwestern Alberta. In Saskatchewan, 18-year- old Barry Dobko of Yorkton, Sask., was killed Friday night when the car in which be was riding hit a horse near Homefield, 70 miles northeast of Regina. The lone occupant of a car was killed Sunday when the car left Highway 21 near Kindersley, Sask. The name of the victim was not released. In Manitoba, 21-year-old Thomas Tyler of Winnipeg was killed Friday night when his car crashed into a tree in south-central Winnipeg. Gladys Dunlop, 49, Win- nipeg, was killed Friday night when she was hit by a car in west Winnipeg. John Wilson Vogan, 17, of' Winnipeg, was killed Sunday when the car in which be was riding crashed into a power pole in south Winnipeg. Bernard Isenberg, 29, of Gypsumville, Man., died Sun- day after a car accident near St. Martin, 140 miles northwest of Winnipeg. Huge network being constructed for games The largest communication venture in Alberta for a single event is underway for the 1S75 Winter Games, according to Lloyd Muir, Calgary business communications sates manager of Alberta Government Telephones. AGT is supplying technical advisors and work crews to coordinate the venture, expected to be completed before the games begin Feb. 11. "During the next few months, AGT will continue to plan, 'design, install and upgrade communications equipment and facilities for the Mr. Muir said. Bob Lidgren, AGT public relations representative, said it is not certain what equipment will be left behind after the games endFeb 23 "Also, there is so much involved in manpower and eqtnp- ment that it is too bard to say what our total cost win be until the games are he said. Several areas in the southern part of the province have already had communications tsqiupiueul installed by AGT. In Lethbridge, a switchboard was recently, installed in the Canada Winter Games headquarters, 1801 3rd Ave. S., which will give the headquarters the ability to communicate with the rest of the city and the 16 district venues "Chris Burgess, the Lethbridge AGT service advisor, is tram- ing volunteers the games headquarters to operate switchboards in Lethbridge and at West Castle during the Mr. Lidgren said. He also stated that AGT has buried a 2S-pair cable along a 28-mile route from Pincber Creek to the West Castle ski resort, where a private switchboard is to be installed. "A 100-pair cable has also been buried in Pincber Creek to service the athletes' ski village, located in Canyon School. "AGT engineers are designing additional line circuitry between the games headquarters and Pincber Mr. Lidgren In the next few months, he said, AGT will be installing a total of S3 local telephone lines, 100 pay phones, and 44 radio broadcast circuits in the Lethbridge and district venues. Claresbolm, Picture Bntte, Raymond, Fort Macleod, Pincber Creek, Taber, Stand Off, Bow Island, Coleman, Card- ston, MagraUi and the West Castle ski resort will each receive two local telephone lines, two pay phones, and two radio broad- cast circuits. "Radio broadcast circuits win be available in the event local radio stations or national networks wish to utilize the Mr. Lidgren said. The Stan Siwik family pool. Civic Sports Centre, Winston Churchill High School, Wilson Junior High School, the Yates Memorial centre, the Lethbridge and district Pavilion building win three local telephone lows and two radio broadcast circuits installed The University of Letbbridpp will receive four local Ones and two pay phones wffl also he installed at the Stan Siwik pool, the Civic Sports centre, the university and Wilson Junior High School. Fluoride group to press case The bylaw providing for fluondation of the city water system is up for second and third readings by city council Monday But the Lethbridge Safe Water Committee, hi a sub- mission to council is asking for a deferment. The group, which conducted a vigorous ad campaign against fluoridation, is seeking _a judicial recount of the fluoridation plebiscite. The "yes" majority was 348 votes of cast in the fifth plebiscite since 1957 on the question. Spoiled were 296 ballots. The Safe Water Committee is not giving up the fight, say- ing in a newspaper ad no government at whatever level has the right to "force feed" a whole population with a drug against their wishes. The ad also says: "We lost this time 'round but only for a little while." A spokesman for the group said the human rights angle would be pursued in the "last ditch" fight against fluoridation. Trustee meet set here Wednesday Southern Alberta school trustees from Zone 6 meet here Wednesday for their an- nual convention Guest speakers include Fred Jorgenson, president of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and John Thoralcius, University of Lethbndge, who will talk on teacher education Trustees will elect a executive slate for the regional zone of the Alberta School Trustees Association Supercommittee in for scrutiny "Fifteen telephones, working through the games head- quarters switchboard will be directly connected to the games results centre and the news media room, to be located at the El Rancho Hotel. "Individual line service and 12 public pay phones will also be installed in the two Mr. Lidgren said. He added that special rotary circuits will be installed by AGT to receive games results from areas where games are be- ing staged. "The games results are then sent from the news media room to machines at The Lethbridge Herald and the CSC production said Mr. Lidgren. The Sportsptex win have a push-button telephone system in- stalled along with public pay phones, radio broadcast circuits and lines for local telephones He said AGT win install telephone facilities hi the athletes villages at the LelhbrklRe Collegiate Institute and Pincber Creek's Canyon School, daring the Christmas holiday period "During the same period, volunteers will be trained to operate mobile radio be said. Five mobile radio systems will be provided for athletic events, transportation, parking, management and security per- sonnel. He said AGT will also provide facilities for radio and television broadcasting. Mr. Udgren stated that AGT will also have a special winter games telephone directory for athletes and .games personnel. The mayor's ex- ecutive committee appears to be headed for close scrutiny by city council before it gets final authorization. A resolution from Deputy Mayor Vera Ferguson will go to council Monday asking that the committee sub- mit its terms of reference and method of reporting to council, by Nov. 4 so council can then assess the need for such a committee "I haven't really heard any sound reasons for it yet." said Deputy Mayor Ferguson who was one of three veteran aldermen named by Mayor Andy Anderson to the committee Council unanimously assented to the com- mittee at its first meeting Monday, after first being promised the terms of reference of the committee would come back to it Mayor Anderson, who named Aldermen Vaughan Hembroff and Cam Barnes as well as Deputy Mayor Ferguson to the com- mittee. said it would meet only in emergency situations when quick decisions were needed. He said the com- mittee would have no power of its own to make decisions, but could decide to can the whole council together for a special meeting and make recommen- dations to it on any matters that required immediate action and could not wait for the next regular council meeting. While the committee got the unanimous approval of council, not an aldermen were en- tirely happy with it Tm uneasy about it, but it caught us by sur- prise." said one new "And I didn't feel council's first meeting was the time to raise a ruckus" ;