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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, September 10, 1973, Tractor spill near Edmonton kills driver Two persons died in a rear- end crash near Humboldt. Sask.. Sunday, pushing the weekend fatality toll on the Prairies to a' least six A Canadian Press survey from 6 p m Friday to mid- night Sunday, local times, showed three dead in t ch e wan two in Manitoba and one m Alberta The names of the 76-year- old man and a 54-year-old woman killed on Highway 5. about 100 miles east ot Saskatoon, were withheld. KCMP said victims were in the same car The other Saskatchewan death was that of Robert Stovall. 19. ot Comox. B C.. who was killed Friday when his parked car was hit by c'nother vehicle on the Trans- Canada 50 miles west ol Swift Current In Manitoba. Dean Phillip Zagozawski of Selkirk, was killed Saturday when his motorcycle collided near Lynn Lake in the province's northwest. 2 men killed in ear fire MEDICINE HAT (CP) Two Elkwater. Alia men were killed Sunday night when their car went into a ditch and burst into flames on Highway 3 about 10 miles west of here RCMP said Robert Dolgopol and Garth Salus were trapped inside the vehicle Planned hog plant zov't aid gets no g' S25-million hog processing plant to be built in Taber will be constructed without any special considerations, concessions or grants from the Alberta government, ac- cording to a department of agriculture spokesman. Murray Finnerty. executive assistant for agriculture minister Hugh Horner. told The Herald this morning that North American Integrated Food Processing Company Ltd of Saskatoon had agreed to meet three main points which in the opinion of Dr. Horner were necessary before it could be built in Alberta This satisfied Dr Horner. said Mr Finnerty He has told the company that if they feel the project is economically feasible, the> should go ahead and build it The points met by the com- which satisfies Dr Horner are that proof of financial viability be provided and that the money be located in a bank in Canada rather than a banking institution outside this country that the company main- tain only a minimal research develop hog herd and not un- dertake to provide all the breeding stock tor farmers suppling hogs for the plant This would stop a move toward vertical integration whereby the plant would control all aspects of produc- tion and processing. that Alberta producers be given a chance to raise the hogs for the plant Once the hogs are produced, they must be taken off the domestic market to ensure a continuing AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE by ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES. SHEET METAL and HEATING AIR CONDITIONING 2214-43 St. S. Ph. 327-5816 stable hog population and price for Canadians The plant is to also buy feed gram from area producers Taber industrial co- ordinator Ross Gibb said the company is expected to an- nounce within 30 davs when construction of the plant will begin The plant will process 640.- 000 hogs a vear when in full production. It will create up to 1.500 jobs, making it one of the largest hog processing plants in the world Original proposals for the company were to supply specialh-flavored hog meat to markets m Japan. China and southeast Asia The hogs processed would be fed a sptcial feed ration and they would include the top 10 per cent quality hogs produced an- nually in Alberta The pork would be processed, canned or frozen with about one quarter of the production designed for fresh consumption In addition to the slaughter- ing facility, the companv would operate a tannery to make use of the hides The plant will use three million bushels ot teed grams annually The new plant will mean up- grading facilities m Taber. said Mr Gibb. Planning for an additional five million gallons of water weekly will include enlarging the irrigation water storage capacity at the town's south treatment plant The Oldman River plant will also have to be "beefed up" to meet the requirements of the plant Sewage disposal re- quirements will likely mean an increase in lagoon winter storage lor effluent and the acquisition oi more waste land for irrigating additional hav crops the plant will be located on municipally owned land north ol Taber's present boun- daries The plant will be within easy access of both water and sewer services Railway spur lines will be required to suit construction and shipping requirements. ART DIETRICH DENTURE DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg 222 5lh SI S Phone 328-4093 A SLOW LEARNER MAY HAVE OTHER PROBLEMS Oft'Mi i no c' Id clor-5 not koop up with f of t- c'tiss is smiled 0 i b v his C M s S i i'1 t >Lihiort ifisriq This in turn causes I-- t Mn" t by the child ,im1 can lead to definite anti- >i M i it -lohiviof til problem Very frequently the reason for so-called slow i' if 11 jy dur to H impairment such i fioor cyesiqht bad hearing or a speech problem H vf> i have a child who is domq poorly in the early grades it may not ho his fault Have your physician t fMM k it out before the problem gets serious WF ART MOST CONSCIOUS OF IT clny we fill a proscription for a brand new baby ind then before you know it he s a toddler Then it almost overnight that parents are telling us about in special report card or successful tryouts for ittlo I fMgue DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN FREE CITY WIDE DELIVERY GEORGE Kaifl Medical Bldg. 601 6th Ave. S. Call 328-6133 RODNEY 401 5th St. S. Free Delivery Call 327-3364 'Handicapped cut off from much of city' KARLY START Getting a head start on her homework is Leslie Lilja. The 17-year-old Lethbridge Collegiate student of 1322 17th Ave. S is in Grade 12 and was waiting for a ride home Current programs ineffective 'Change drug education' The methods oi drug educa- tion in Canada and abroad need to be revised researchers at the University ol found this summer Three I' ol L students inter- viewed more than 100 tran- sients travelling throughout Mberta from one vouth hostel to another "From the majority of the responses to our interviews it seems that the various drug- education programs now in operation just aren't working Art Dyer one of the student researchers Matthew Lipton. another researcher, says "We hope that our findings will help to establish a better program ot drug education in Canada." The other researcher is Les Omatani The reseai chers say it is dif- ficult to obtain generalized results in this particular type of drug study, since the people involved are but a small por- tion of the population The project was based on a proposal dratted and devised In the students and financed In a 900 grant from the non- medical use ot drugs direc- torate ol the department oi national health and welfare the data has been and the final report ol the research project fin- dings sent to the drug direc- torato this fall, the lesearchers plan to pursue an independent study of the non- medical use ol drugs in the form oi a university credit ( The course will be under the supervision ot the sociology department Crashes injure 4 Foui persons were taken to Le'hbndge Municipal Hospital on the weekend as Revised feedlot bylaw going before council A shghtlv revised bylaw to control leedlots in the city goes before council's town hall meeting tonight The pioposed tnlaw which first went to council two weeks ago now includes fur farming, hog operations and poultry production as well as cattle teedlots. but exempts the holding pens oi packing plants auction marts or sale lots ASTRO REALTY LTD. Hurrav Hurray i o m p 1 1 ui a sold a p seil PHONE 328-7748 II passed the bylaw will make it possible iorcitv coun- i il to declare a feedlot business a nuisance and order its removal from the city. solicitor John Ham- mond savs in a submission to council that the Alberta Department of Environment is on a code of prac- tice lor teedlots, but it is not vet ready tor release initial proposals in the code is one that suggest no leedlots be permitted within five miles of a city Present regulations under the Public Health Act stipulates only a one-mile limit The town hail meeting starts at 7pm in council chambers I he result of two separate trailic accidents Lome and Mary P'erguson, Devon, Alta were injured Sunday afternoon when the car in which they were riding, by Arnold Wayne Ferguson.'21, 2015 18th Ave N was in collision with the car driven by Rein H Vos. 939 7th St A S at the intersection of 17th Street S and 18th Avenue S Two persons were taken to the hospital after a motorcy- cle collided with a bicycle on Hid Avenue S on 18th Street Saturday afternoon Lori Szentes. 12. 114 22nd St N was riding her bicycle west on 3rd Avenue when she turned out into the traffic lane and collided with the motory- cle driven by Casey Thomp- son. 20. 1203' 5 Ave' N By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer The groundwork, for an ac- tion group designed to make the City of Lethbridge accessi- ble to physically handicapped persons, was constructed at an organizational meeting last night Chairman Frank Merkl told more than 20 people present the action group will deal with eliminating the problems ol housing, recreation, transpor- tation and architectural barriers handicapped people face Lethbridge is the only city in Alberta without an action group tor the handicapped, he said The starting point for the action group will be a survey ot various public buildings to see how many buildings are accessible to handicapped people We want a group that can get together as a body, not as individuals, and use its numbers to bring pressure to bear on the civic government to bring about change Maybe we could get an alderman to getting around for a day in a wheelchair to show him our he added. Mr Merkl claimed govern- ment buildings are almost totally inaccessible to anyone in a wheelchair The city hall is especiallv bad. he claimed When civic, provincial and federal departmentbuild, they bumld for beau v ofof the bull Idd dndiinningng n nottotttt ff fllltfiototoono Mr Merkl also mentioned movie theatres as prime olfenders. Theatres refuse to take out seats so people in wheelchairs can go watch a movie, and sitting in the aisle is against fire regulations so we cannot go This is an infringement on our he said Mr Merkl, confined to a wheelchair himself, said the group would not pursue any action on building accessibili- ty through the courts although there is a test case presently underwas in the United Stales The test case regards a US city's ordinance that every person has the right ot accessibility to public buildings 'We are not a militant group, we want to bring change through talking with officials Mr Merkl added Mr Merkl expressed dis- gust at the inaccessibility ot Lethbridge schools to the physically disabled The c r t v schools in Lethbridge cannot educate the handicapped because they are not designed to accommodate handicapped students We have to send han- dicapped children to schools oul ol the city and for a Lethbi idge this is appaling he said Mr Merkl added a han- dicapped person could probably go to a school but would need constant help to gel trom place to place "This demeans a person One should be able to get an education without having to be helped around all the time For every one handicapped person you see. there are ten to twelve at home who we want to bring out into society We can do that by showing them things can be changed by AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITT1NG 24-Hour Service Work New Installations Phone 328-2106 E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Lath.j DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medlcfil Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS In ill ilmns Ph. 328-03T2 2716 12 Ave. S. DR. R. S. FABBI OPTOMETRIST 314 8th Street South APPOINTMENTS PHONE 327-3331 No. 11 Lethbridge Air Cadet Squadron Fall activities commence again with our first Parade at 715 p m Tuesday September 11th Parade Lo- cation Kcnyon Field Armories. Now Program will include familiarization and in- structional flying coupled with regular air oriented classes Sports, rifle range instruction, and some drill are part of our program Roys 13 to 18-years m good health, are elegible Uniforms are provided and there is no enrollment costs Onntfif t Captain Norm Bullied for further information Day, Evenings SUMMER CLEARANCE STACKING SIDE CHAIRS Vinyl hack Fabric Assorted colors Hiflh gloss chrorno frame Perfect for 1101110 or olfice Reg. Now Till Sept. 15 16 CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 319 7th St. S. Phone 327-4591 handicapped people Through the action group more of these people can become better integrated into society by saying what it is tht-v "eed. what problems the'v run into. Mr Merkl added "The handicapped are too used of sitting around and hav- ing others do things for them. It is about time they got up and did things for he said. Rehab centre not doing 706, meeting told The Lethbridge Rehabilita- tion Centre lor the Han- dicapped is not doing the job it was designed for, han- dicapped action group organizer Frank Merkl said Sunday. Mr Merkl was replying to a question at the organizational meeting lor the action group One handicapped person at the meeting asked n the ac- tion group was associated with the centre adding the centre is making the physical- ly disabled so uncomfortable they are leaving" Mr Merkl said the action gioup would be operating independently and has nothing to do with the centre The group has different objec- tives Mr Merkl explained the role ot the action gioup was not sheltered workshops" as in the centre but lor ichabihtation I attended the rehabilitation centre tor two years and in that time I have never seen handicapped person rehabilitated Mr Merkle said he was not trying to attack the centre but claimed it is not providing the plnsically handicapped with any sort of rehabilitative ser- vice The centre provides sheltered workshops where people undertake arts and crafts type projects but they are not integrated into the mainstream ol society The centre provides some services to the mentally han- dicapped but lor the physical- Is disabled it is nothing more than a baby sitting service, he said. The name of the centre should be changed it has n o t h i n g to do with rehabilitation, he added. Mr Merkl also criticized the centre for charging the handicapped for transporta- tion on a bus donated to the centre To me this is unfair that get grants irom the government and still charge the handicapped to ride on a bus donated lor the transpor- tation of the handicapped" gallons DDT destroyed since 1970 CFB SUFF1ELI) Onlv a few barrels ol DDT solutions are now known to exist in Canada and will soon be destroyed About 117000 gallons have been mcmcerated at the defence research establish- ment here since the pesticide was banned m 1970 The government si ill holds emergencv stocks oi DDT powder The powder can be as a means to kill mice The station has 100 barrels Inquest asked An inquest has been ordered into the death ol John Earl Rempel 24. ot Biooks. Alta who died while working on an excavation two miles east oi Brooks M r R c m p e 1 w a s electrocuted when he drilled into a water main with an olcctnc drill. oi solution ready to burn and 11 more barrels arc on their wav from Frobisher Bay, of- ficials say The destruction has cost En- vironment Canada 30 cents a gallon or about the original cost ol the mixtures, officials here estimate Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 Make HOYT'S inn H intinq Headquarters HUNTER'S SPECIAL YOUR CHOICE: REMINGTON 870 or WINCHESTER 2200 PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN lln 1? qnuqo only) Your choice h 99.95 Reo Line 12 Gauge SHOT SHELLS Box of 25 only Call Sporting 327-5767 O.95 DOWNTOWN THE AUCTION 2508 2nd Ave, N. BLOCK License 1553 Regular TUESDAY SALE Sept. 11 p.m. Along with our usual regular fine selection of household furniture, appliances, and effects, we wish to highlite the following: Large solid birch counters 11 Vz ft. by 2 ft. 4 ins. Artistic wrought iron fence 50 feet long Four chrome slot wheels (New) Set of new maple bunk beds Three beautiful white cement bird baths 3 piece contemperary bedroom suite, dark wood, bed. Plus many more items too numerous to list We wel- come complete liquidation sales and consigned good? 8 30 a in to 5 30 p m Monday thru Saturday Pick-up available Phone 327-122? Auctioneer: John Berezay No. 903 ;