Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE September Some want to talk resources, others just want all we have By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer EAST GLACIER, Mont. The United States has a great respect for Canadian nationalism, says a veteran of American politics. His attitude, however, is not universal at a conference of Rocky Mountain states being held here. Wayne Aspinall, 79, former chairman of the House of Representatives committee Bill Povey, city building maintenance supervisor, turns on the tap while John Enns of Whittick Mechanical gets a good view of the Stan Siwik Poo! filling up at the rate of 500 gallons per minute. The pool was tested out this week but it's likely to be a couple of weeks yet before the sounds of splashing swimmers echo in the pool because of a delay in delivery of light fixtures. on the interior, says develop- ment of Canadian resources is up to Canada. "The only way we can move is to sit down with our Cana- dian brothers. I wouldn't dream of making any decisions without them across the table from me." In an interview Thursday, he said most Americans feel the same way. The former Colorado congressman, with 48 years behind him as an elected representative, has travelled extensively in Canada. He said in an interview plans to divert water from Canada to the United States could materialize in 20 years. He estimates that one plan to send water south from the Hudson Bay to the U.S. could cost billion, one third of the United States' total annual budget. But any such "visionary" moves could only follow com- plete consultation and agree- ment with Canada. At least one delegate to this conference holds a different view. "You people will just have to ship more of it (resources) says Loran Laughlin, Salt Lake City investment broker. City Scene Three incumbents quitting Three of the six elected members of the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital board have decided not to run in the October Civic election. Board chairman John Moreland, Blaine Thacker and Bill Skelton have indicated they will not seek re-election. Don LeBaron has not yet made a decision of whether to run. Running for re-election are Dick Williams and Henrietta Hatt. The other three positions on the board are appointed and one of the current appointees has said he will not seek re- appointment. James Graham will not serve on the board again but Frank Russell and Steve Slemko have said they will accept re-appointment. Red Cross clinic tops quota The Canadian Red Cross Society blood donor clinic drew to a close Thursday evening with a total of pints of blood collected, well over the quota set at 980. Thursday's clinic brought in 437 pints. The 1973 September clinic received pints. The next clinic will be held Dec. 10, 11 and 12. Damage in mishap A 35-year-old Lethbridge man escaped serious injury Thursday when the car he was backing out of an angle park- ing stall came in collision with another vehicle City Police said James Hand Made CRYSTAL 3 pc. Salad Bowl and Servers Made in England Reg. SPECIAL Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Arthur Wood, 1503 10th Ave. A. S., received minor whiplash injuries at p.m. Thursday when his car collid- ed with a northbound car on 6th St. S. in the 300 block. Police said Mr. Wood was not injured seriously enough to be taken to hospital. The driver of the northbound car, Ernest Besseling, 40, of 617 24th- St. N., was not hurt. Damage in the accident was estimated at OPEN HOUSE 1 p.m. 5 p.m. View the fine line of Baldwin Pianos and Organs BERTI SCHOOL OF MUSIC 2646 S. Drive PUMPS Available at OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236- 36 St North PhOlM 327-1571 or contact ttw "OLIVER DEALER" immnt you. Request for raise rejected A request for a cost of living increase for health sciences workers in St. Michael's Hospital was rejected Thurs- day by St. Michael's board. Sister Mary Clarissa, hospital administrator, said today the brief, presented by the Health Science's Associa- tion of Alberta, should have been presented to the Alberta Hospital's Association rather than the local board. "It was the general opinion of the board that the contract was through the AHA which is the bargaining unit for the she said. The AHA has indicated that no hospital should re-open negotiations with workers during the lifetime of existing contracts. Local HSAA representative, Irene Scarth, said today because the association has already been turned down by the AHA a meeting of local members will have to be call- ed to decide what course of ac- tion will be taken next. The association's current contract ends in April and bargaining for a new contract should begin early in the new year. The HSAA was turned down in a similar cost of living re- quest by the board of the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital in August. Godspell makes enjoyable playground gospel trip By MIKE HARROP Assistant City Editor Godspell, the playground gospel trip at Yates Memorial Centre, is right on. The Gazebo Theatre One production is a touring version of a show which was successful in Santa Barbara, Calif where the company is based. It ran there for the respectable period of 19 weeks before being taken on the road, according to cast members. The musical casts eight youths as children who zoom through three hours of a playground gospel trip to rock and jazz licks under the leadership of a beaming, teen-age Christ. The play strips the gospel of the pomp and obscurity with which it is sometimes inflicted and presents the audience a kindergarten view of right and wrong It also points out that people remain children in the eyes of God. There are no stars in the production, nor does the cast outshadow the band. Instead, there is a nearly uniform level of excellent theatre in which each character becomes memorable. The band is a strong union of competent musicians who carry the musical in places where electronics fail the singers. Particularly well done was a rock guitar solo at the crucifixion of Christ which passed the threshold of pain as the cross and its torment were blasted with alternating hot red and white light in one of the, most effective portrayals of agony this viewer has seen. Brad Murdoch plays a Christ who wears candy striped trousers and boasts a Superman symbol on his chest. Mike Driscoll portrays a succession of characters which merge from John the Baptist in the opener through a parade of child- images and merges smoothly into a Judas who does "what you must do" to swell the play's progress, rather than to destroy Christ. Jeanette Collins performs well as the narrator in a school program during a play within the play. Bob Emmens is a teddy bear figure who manages everything from infantile lust to self-importance and greed through a blur of characters. Paula Byron vamps her way through the tangle of skits and subplots as a foil for Brad Murdoch's Christ. Michael Goss, Sandy Sorah, Norman Neil and Cathy Mclnnis are equally versatile and each shines upon occasion. Because Godspell is neither a conventional play nor does it present a conventional God ruling conventional people, some may be affronted by the speed with which sacred cows are milked and put to pasture. Others, who haven't learned to listen, may be put off by a portion of the music. Godspell may not be a play for those with precise ideas of the proper order of things. But it is one which can be recommended. Christians will like the message and may find the treatment interesting. Children will love the show and those of undetermined religious intent will find the production to be good theatre. Performances are scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night at at Yates. A special matinee for students will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Special ticket price is An extra performance will be held at 7 p.m. Sun- day. Tickets are available only at the box office. Residents protest day care centre Some 40 residents of Bridge Villa Estates met the cwner of the mobile home park. Ray Chambers. Thursday night to discuss a petition presented to development appeal board against the North Lethbridge Day Care Centre operating in the Bridge Villa recreation building. The appeal will be heard at city hall Sept. 12. The petition against the day care centre was originally signed by 120 mobile home owners, (93 per cent of those contacted) however, Mr. Chambers said the meeting CLOSED Uimi SEPT. 9ft CntiMd OcnW Mechanic CLIFF BLACK BLACK DENTAL LAB PHONE 327-2S22 was necessary to clear up conflicting information about the petition. One of the petitioners defended the petition, saying that although some arguments are not as valid as when they were first presented, everything supports the view that the hall is not the proper place for a day care centre. Arguments against the day care centre were: Residents were given no prior notice of the intention to rezone the park to allow for the day care centre: the hall must be licensed as a commercial operation: a city bylaw requiring a fixed number of laundry facilities has not been fully carried out: proposed plans for the hall's recreation facilities are not complete: extra traffic in and out of the park, would create a bottleneck and a hazard to resident children: a new play area for the day care centre would subtract from the 10 per cent area provided for playgrounds, and the fire department could be handicapped because of infractions of a bylaw regarding fire hazards. If the day care centre is allowed to operate in the building, it is expected to open Oct. 1 The main opposition appeared to grow from the fact that the recreation building is not open to resident children under 16 years of age. according to an agreement set up by original owners in the park. Also, the building would not be available for resident use when used for day care. Home owners pay a percentage of their monthly rent for the building, which also houses the laundry facilities. Palti Wigelsworth, co- ordinator of North Lethbridge Preschool Services, explained that the day care centre would be in operation between 6 a.m. and p.m. After that time., Mr. Chambers said, the building would be available for use on the same basis as it is at present. A good deal of discussion centred on why the building is not used more now. JOIN THE AIR CADETS No. 11 Squadron will commence the New Training Year on TUESDAY, SEPT. p.m. Pick-up will be at the usual points as fast season. We welcome new interested boys who have reached ihsJr 13th birthday by Sepiemoer 1. 1974. For new boys, parents may bring their boys on their first night and see our training program and facilities and enquire about courses and 'career opportunities available Parents are welcome at any of our parades. 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"I drive my car to the cor- ner store with the time I save I can do something he says Cement supply 'short of By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer The cement shortage currently hitting Alberta concrete firms looks like a case of demand exceeding supply, a provincial consumer affairs officer said Thursday. George Blochert, of the Alberta department of consumer affairs, said in a telephone interview from Calgary the department doesn't think the shortage is artificially created. With artificial shortages, there is usually a major price increase, he said. "The reason we don't feel that the manufacturers have created an artificial shortage is because the price is still substantially the said Mr. Blochert. The department is looking into the shortage, but its initial information is that demand is greater than supply, he said. The only thing which might help would be a drop in construction, but the province appears to have at least one bad year ahead of it, he said. Pat Tompkins, sales manager for Arctic Transit Mix and Concrete Products Ltd., said the firm was buying all its cement from Inland Cement when the shortage hit. After it hit, Arctic Transit Mix began buying from Canada Cement LaFarge as well. To meet demands the company has had to take cement made in the United States, he said. The American cement is designed to produce a concrete with a longer setting time to strength. As a result, 10 per cent more cement has to be used to set to the required strength on time, which costs more money, he said. Stu Norman, Lethbridge manager of Artie Transit Mix, said the company took four to seven loads a day before the shortage. Lately, it has had to take an average of 1.5 loads a day of American cement. A load is 22 tons of cement and produces about 70 to 100 cubic yards of concrete, depending on the required strength, he said. John Husch, dispatcher for Tru Mix Ltd., said the company had a problem with cement shortages last week, but the situation has improved. Tru Mix uses from one to three loads a day. he PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave S. Phone 327-4121 NEW 1974 VW '2989 USD CMS (Partial camper! Fully equipped and cflean 2 Oow HaixJxsjJow 1974Bfibcit wUIUPn 1973YWSiHr 20.00G fnrtes RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 32S-4SM said, and buys from both Canada Cement and Inland Cement. Bill Littau, assistant manager of Revelstoke Transit Mix in Lethbridge, said his company has managed so far, though it did have to shut down for part of Wednesday. Revelstoke uses 10 to 15 pound loads a week, he said. Before the shortage it bought all its cement from Inland Cement, but now deals with Canada Cement as well, he said. Arnold Arens, general manager of Lethbridge Concrete Products Ltd., said it can usually manage to get one load a day. It got two or three a day before the shortage, he said. "I think all of us have had problems getting sufficient he said. Lethbridge Concrete buys all its cement from Canada Cement, said Mr Arens. The company is owned 51 per cent by Canada Cement and 49 per cent by Mannix, he said. Des Griffin, vice president and general manager of Canada Cement's western region, said cement manufacturers were trying to give everyone as fair a share as possible A splurge of business in the last six to eight weeks has caused the shortage, he said. The cement industry knew supply would be tight this year, but did not expect the demand surge of July and August, said Mr. Griffin. A million expansion of Canada Cements' Exshaw plant will not be ready until late 1975, he added. "We have not been favoring our own subsidiaries because that would not be fair to the rest of the people in the he said. In addition to Alberta made cement, large amounts were coming by rail from Winnipeg, he said. Alberta production by the company is to tons a week. 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