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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, September 5, 1974 More sunlight needed for sugar beet growth A few more weeks free of severe frost would help to en- sure an optimum sugar beet harvest, expected to get un- derway in the South Sept. 30. Gerald Snow, agricultural superintendent for Canadian Sugar Factories, said Wednes- day acres of sugar beets appear to be normal at this stage of development. Mr. Snow said the beets have entered a phase of growth in which the sugar development in the root starts to increase. There is about 12 per cent sugar content in the beets and this will increase to about 16 per cent within the next four to five weeks as the plants convert sunlight and fertilizer to sugar. But frost can't be tolerated by the beets in this normal beet development growing period, said Mr. Snow. Frost would stop the plant develop- ment until new leaves can be produced to continue plant growth. Growth in the beet fields is increasing at a rate of one ton per acre per week un- der ideal growing conditions. The two processing plants in Taber and Picture Butte will begin operations Oct. 2. Mr. Snow said all fieldwork in beets has been completed and final irrigation work is be- ing done. About growers will begin hauling harvested beets to 14 receiving stations Sept. 30. Two new stations have been established, one north of Coaldale and one at Vauxhall. Other beet receiving stations are at Raymond, Stewart, Broxburn, Wing, Tempest, Cranford, Taber factory. Burdett, Bow Island, Picture Butte factory, Turin and a railway receiving sta- tion at Coaldale. Mr. Snow said the Coaldale station is simply in a new location. The Vauxhall station has been established because of increased sugar beet LCC enrolment up, first count says With a slight increase in first-day registrations this year, the Lethbridge Com- munity College expects to sur- pass its 1973-74 enrolment of 1.184 students. Enrolment figures released by Registrar A. F. Blakie Wednesday showed the college with 925 students on opening day this year, an increase of 34 over the number registered on the same day last year. Mr. Blakie predicts that the Royal Doulton Stoneware CONTEST WINNER Mrs. C. Randle 928 12 Street S. She 16 Pee. Starter Set in her choice of "Forest Glen" Call China 327-5767 I DOWNTOWN college student population will increase to about students when the agriculture and apprenticeship programs begin registration. The vocational agriculture program is scheduled to begin Sept. 30 and the agriculture mechanics program is to register students Oct. 8. An increased enrolment of 37 students in the recreation and conservation education program caused increase in the total student population. Most programs registered a similar number of students as the previous year or showed slight decreases in enrolment. The college governors decided not to rent any more of its building space. It rents space to the regional branch of the Alberta departments of education and agriculture. Both departments have requested more space. Dr. C. D. Stewart, president, said the college needs any remaining space for its own purposes. CLOSED UNTIL SEPT. 9lh Phone lor Appointment Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK BLACK DENTAL LAB PHONE 327-2822 UNIROYAL ZETA ileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA 40 RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee HHEEE MILES 75% MORE HAZARD PROTECTION" 20% MORE CAR CONTROL' 12% MORE TRACTION AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety let our Service Department give you a Safety Check on: BRAKES BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work is performed by experts to complete safety and satisfaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR (H KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBRIDGE TABER CALGARY 16713rd Aw. S. 6201 SOfli An. 1210-45ft Aw. H.E. nmw327-S985 ftom 223-3441 276-5344 production in the area. Vauxhall farmers have traditionally hauled th.eir beets to the Taber factory, the largest receiving station in the system. In 1973, the peak storage at the Taber factory was tons with only expected this year due to the absence of the Vauxhall product. Following harvest, the fac- tory will haul the Vauxhall beets to Taber by truck. School enrolments dropping The declining birth rate of the past decade continues to cause dropping enrolments in city schools. Final enrolment figures for the end of August show the public school enrolment decreasing by 56 students and separate school enrolment down by 68 students from a year ago. The elementary schools again were the victims of the decline while junior and senior high schools enrolled a similar number of students or showed slight increases over 1973. Public elementary schools registered 122 students fewer than in 1973 while public ju- nior high schools increased their enrolment by five students and the public high schools registered 61 more students than last year. The largest decline in separate school numbers was in Grade 2 and 3 with each grade registering 20 fewer students. Surprisingly, the Grade 1 population increased by 10 students. When school opened Aug. 21. separate school officials an- ticipated an enrolment par with 1973, but the number of late arrivals fell below expec- tations. August permits down The value of building per- mits issued by city hall in August took a dip compared with last August's figures, but the 1974 total to date remains above that of 1973. Ninety-two permits worth were put out last month, bringing the 1974 total to 806 permits worth S21.653.000. That compares with 114 per- mits worth in August. 1973. and 779 worth S19.496.000 to the end of August. 1973. The biggest drop in construction this August was in housing, reflecting the nationwide slowdown in house-building due to the high interest, tight money- mortgage situation. Only 21 permits for new houses worth were issued this August compared with 58 worth Sl.324.000 in August last year. 'ART STUDIO i PICTURE S AVE S HEINQ OHXEN Manner City Scene Education program begun An intensive campaign to alert local electors to the respon- sibilities of local government prior to the school trustee election Oct. 16 was announced Wednesday by the department of education. The three-phase program includes newspaper and radio advertising, the issue of copies of a brochure "Be a School Trustee" and 10 seminars at centres throughout the province to acquaint school board candidates with school trustee respon- sibilities. The two seminars scheduled for Southern Alberta will be held at Catholic Central High School Sept. 27 in Lethbridge and at the Medicine Hat High School Sept. 26. Lou Hyndman, education minister, expressed hope that Alberta municipalities will follow the department of education's lead in future local government elections. Bus routes improved Improved bus service will be given the northeast end of the city starting Monday, the city transit system says. Two buses will operate on the present No. 5 route with buses leaving the downtown area and Park Meadows Boulevard and 23rd Street N. every 20 minutes starting at 7 a.m. daily. The route will now be along 23rd Street N. to 14th Avenue on the present route, east on 14th Avenue to 28th Street; north on 28th Stree to Park Meadows Boulevard; west of Park Meadows Boulevard to 16th Street N.; south on 16th Street to 15th Avenue N.; west on 15th Avenue to 15th Street N.; south on 15th Street to 13th Avenue and 16th Street to the present route. No. 5 route will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily Monday through Saturday. No. 5A route will operate from 7 a.m. to p.m. daily. On Thursday and Friday the service will be extended to p.m. United Way sessions begin Orientation will begin Thursday for United Way canvassers. The campaign will begin Sept. 16. The first session will be for business where canvassers are appointed from among the staff. Canvassers for the federal civil service and small business will receive instruction Sept. 10, other self-canvassers Sept. 11, general canvassers Sept. 12 and professional and residential canvassers Oct. 2. Special arrangements can be made to hold in-plant orienta- tion for businesses with 10 or more canvassers if there is a place to show the orientation film. Arrangements may be made by calling the United Way office. Blood drive ends today Today is the last day of the Canadian Red Cross Society blood donor clinic and 387 pints of blood are needed to meet the quota of 950 pints. Wednesday's clinic brought in 338 pints bringing the total of the first two days up to 563. Donors may attend the clinic tonight from 6 to 9 at the civic centre in Gym 1. Two projects approved Only two projects of note were approved by the Municipal Planning Commission Wednesday while another was tabled and permission for a fourth denied. Approved by the commission was the erection of an il- luminated sign by Parsons Commercial Electric for the L-Mart Store at the College Mall shopping centre, and erection of.a plywood sign at 1269 3rd Ave. S. by Anthony Signs. Pustaseri Construction was refused permission to convert a duplex residence to a fourplex apartment building at 1805 Lakeside Road, while F. R. Services' request to establish a sales and services business for the rental of fork lifts at 2938 7th Ave. N. was tabled. Woman injured in mishap A Lethbridge woman was treated and released from St. Michael's hospital following a car accident Wednesday at 3rd Avenue and 17th Street S. Lavina Matisz, 645 12th St. N., was proceeding west on 3rd Avenue S. and was in collision with a car driven by B. M. Silsbe. 18 of Picture Butte. Damage reported was 1850. The accident is still under investigation. A Lethbridge woman is reported in satisfactory condition in St. Michael's hospital after she fell from a moving car Wednesday. Loraine Gobel, 23128th St. S.. suffered cuts and abrasions to her elbows and knees and a possible broken toe in the fall from a neighbor's car. Barnwell man heads vegetable board A Southern Alberta vegetable grower has been elected chairman of the first Alberta Fresh Vegetable Marketing Board. Ed Shimbashi of Bamwell was elected chairman of the marketing board which was officially filled by the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council Tuesday. The counni selected seven members for the board from a list of names submitted by the Alberta Fresh Vegetable Growers Association. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Esl 192? PHONE 377-8565 E. S P. FOX. C.O.W. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOC. COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 Other members of the marketing council named for up to 18-month terms include Bill Nagai of Taber. Leo Juss of Brooks. Bill Thomsen of Rolling Hills. Dave Friesen of Irwin. Ted Hole of St. Albert and Dietrich Kuhlmann of Ed- monton. Clark Ferries of Edmonton, chairman of the agricultural products marketing council, said today the first meeting of JJhe seven-man board was held Wednesday. Mr. Shimbashi was elected chairman of the board by other board members then. The marketing council will provide two advisory com- mittees to help the marketing board, said Mr. Ferries. Reuben Hubcr of Hnsernary, secretary of the displaced Alberta Fresh Vegetable Commission, has been named chairman of a committee to help the marketing board establish grading stations throughout the vegetable growing region. Davr Zaychuk of Edmonton has been named chairman of a comiruUee to help guide the marketing board in setting prices to be received by producers. GARBAGE PICK-UP SCHEDULE z ;p 1 Z1 IS AVE TUESDAY I Routes overhauled A new city-wide domestic garbage pick-up schedule will go into effect Sept. 16. Garbage collection routes were revamped for the first time in several years to make the system more efficient, the city engineering department says. The new system will mean collection days for some residents will change, but others will remain the same. Copies of a map showing the new schedule will be included with residents' next utility bills. Moire classes for pensioners killed by college budget Despite protests from one of its members, the Lethbridge Community College board of governors Wednesday turned down a request by the LCC school of continuing education for additional funds to expand its course offerings to senior citizens. The board voted against the request for additional funds on the grounds that it should have been included in the 1974-75 budget and to grant such funds now would not be in line with the college's long-range program planning. Governor John Walker ac- cused the other members of the board of being too rigid and suggested it was time they spent "more money on the old people." He suggested the board was becoming just as rigid as other levels of government that have become more interested in maintaining their policies than meeting the immediate needs of people. "I don't like it and I will be vocal about it." he warned. Dr. Stewart disagreed that the board was being too rigid. "I feel some obligation to the public not to go much out of line" from its budgetary com- mitments to the department of advanced education. "Do we follow our budget or do we move with whatever comes in and appears attrac- tive." he asked. Governor Dick Johnson also disapproved of altering the college's long-range budgeting and presented the motion thai refused funding of new senior citizen courses. The proposed courses would have cost the college The new courses proposed for introduction to the con- tinuing education program included ceramics, conver- sational French, creative decorations, tour of the world by slides and resincraft. The courses were lo be oHcred at the Grean Acres Senior Citizens Home, Blue Sky Lodge Senior Citizens Home. Golden Acres Senior Citizens Home and the Coaldale senior citizens home. The school of continuing education operated a pilot pro- ject during the 1973-74 school year that offered the elderly at the Golden Mile Senior Citizen Centre a choice of several courses. Woman hurt in fall at Calgary A 21-year-old Cardston woman remains in fair condi- tion in General Hospital in Calgary after a fall Sunday from a fifth floor window in a downtown Calgary apartment building. Marina Alice Riding At The Door is suffering from several broken bones and internal in- juries as a result of a fall from the window of the building in the 100 block 7th Avenue S. E. into a court yard below. Calgary city police regard the fall as accidental. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave S. Phone 327-4121 The home has requested that the courses be continued this year and three other senior citizen homes have also asked that courses be offered to their residents. Even though the governors refused to approve the funding needed to offer the courses, there is still a possibility the courses can be made available to the senior citizens this year. The governors suggested LCC administrators should ex- plore obtaining provincial and federal funds to operate the courses. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SdMIitZlUi. 2225ft SI. S. Phone BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AMD INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN OpMTtiuradqr Evening m t p-nt PHONE 27U 12lh AM. South love is... faying it all tcith a and red rvtef. TM v.S. Pat all righte re- served 1972 by Los Angeles Times Plan to attend Mw ROTARY INDOOR HORSE SHOW Sapt exhibition FRACHES FLOWER SHOP 3226SHMIS. Phont 327-zeW Jerry LZezrikalULCl Appraiser Vrtiwtion Otf VtOot rtn Mortgage ftonttfl 922 3rtAvtnoe Sorth LcVMlrttfgw niWW 32S-9216 FOR SALE 11 Residential Lots in HARDIEVILLE Further particulars at the County of Lethbridge office 214 13th Street S. Lethbridge Phone 327-0424 offers must be received at the County office by p.m. Thursday, September 1974 The County reserves the right to accept or reject any offer. GLEN SNELGROVE Development Officer ;