Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE NERALD-Wednesday, September Fire code still unheeded at some city businesses By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer Fire officials are finding it difficult to check local businesses for lax safety procedures because they are short stalled, ac- cording to one tire preven- tion officer. Ed Kurtz, said for a time this summer he was the only officer on duty. There are two other officers Doug Kometz, on sick leave, and John Kolibas, who was on vacation. Last month The Herald carried a story that some city businesses unlock only one of two doors at entrances, creating a bottleneck which may pre- vent people from leaving a building in the event of a fire. According to Mr. Kurtz, city codes say the doors must not be locked. Re-checking the businesses following the story. The Herald found the establishments are still keeping one of the two doors locked. All the men have return- ed to work but Mr. Kurtz said "even when the other two men are on duty, it still takes time We'll be checking the other businesses as soon as possible.' Among those buildings observed with locked doors are a number of local banks, the front entrance to the Lethbridge RCMP detachment, the entrance to the Alberta provincial court house at the City Police station on 5th Street S and the main entrance to the Lethbridge Herald. Ken Barnett, office manager at The Herald, said one of the two doors at the main entrance to the Herald has been locked for some time and "fire of- ficials have been here a number of times and never said anything." Mr Barnett said if keep- ing one door locked is against regulations it will be unlocked. Mr. Kurtz said most peo- ple with businesses in town don't know it is against regulations to keep one door locked, "but they can be charged and fined." He added that if fire of- ficials had checked the Lethbridge Herald building and said nothing about the doors, ''they were probably regular firemen and they don't know everything to look for A spokesman at the Lethbridge RCMP detach- ment said the fire inspec- tors were through the building in June and he couldn't remember anyone saying anything about the locked door. received a copy oi their (fire inspectors) report and I don't remember seeing anything in the the spokesman said. He added that the door is kept locked, possibly just for convenience. An employee at the provincial court house at the City Police station said she didn't know that keep- ing one of the double doors locked was against any regulation. She added she didn't know that the door would unlock but said in the future both doors will be unlocked during business hours Some of the other es- tablishments Mr. Kurtz said he will be checking are some of the local taverns, cabarets and restaurants. At night when it is busy some of the taverns lock one of the entrances to keep people out. But if there was a fire those already inside would have considerable trouble es- he said. He added that the tavern managers are not allowed to lock the exits and "if they want to keep people out, they can hire a doorman." City may lease campground City council was told Mon- day it can lease the river valley campground area to private operators for campground development if it wishes. There had been some ques- tion whether the city could turn it over to a private YES! WE CUT KEYS WHILE YOU WAIT! Call Hardware 327-5767 DOWNTOWN 606-6083rdAve.S. operator as the province stipulated in 1971 that the site could not be used for private gain. But a letter from Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne said the city's proposal to con- sider leasing eight acres of the site was acceptable. Council approved a resolu- tion Monday instructing the city's director of business development and public relations to begin negotiations with developers on the campgrounds. Three private groups are said to be interested in setting up a campground operation in the city, and negotiations would include cost sharing of providing sewage, water and electrical services to the site, lease costs, and operation of the Henderson Lake campground. Frost expected A threat of frost is predicted to continue tonight, following scattered snow and rain throughout the South. Most of the district was protected from a predicted hard frost early this morning by clouds, which prevented the air from cooling as heat radiated into space. As much as .71 of an inch of ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC S Phone 328-4095 SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION At tin 1920-2nd Avtnoe South THURSDAY. SEPT. 1 2th Tims Cnk Silt starts No flrnm Lovely woocS bedroom Inple dresser chesi of and bed. 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The high temperature today is expected in the and the low tonight is expected from 30 to 35 degrees- Frost warnings have been posted. A warming trend is expected by Saturday. Precipitation amounts elsewhere in the south were: 09. Cardston .25. Pmrher Creek 7i. Twin River of .19 Snow lying on the ground this morning at Twin River and Old car gone A whsle. 1962 Chevrolet Impala was reported stolen to J.cthbndge cily police Tuesday Stanlw Srngner. 1106 5th S told police the iour rioor srdan was parked in o! her residence Mnndav rnglj' but gone Tuesday morning PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd S PKont 327-4121 DvnM McchMtic CUFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEMCM.DEiTM.IUI6. LeOTrlOTri PHONE 397-2123 OMEN'S WEAR Thanks to YOU it's working unibed ADVERTISING IS READY FOR MONDAY'S CAMPAIGN START United Way donations work harder this year By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer There should more United Way money going to agencies and less to running the show this year if the 1974 campaign achieves its objective, association figures indicate. The projection for spending this year's campaign dollar shows 2.8 cents for adver- tising, 3.5 cents for office rent and sundry expenses and 7.6 cents for administrative ex- penses. The toal, 13.9 cents, is 4.1 cents lower than the 1973 total for the same items It works out to if the goal is reached. Of last year's campaign dollar, four cents went for advertising, five cents for of- fice rent and sundry expenses and nine cents for ad- ministration, a total of 18 cents. That is about of the collected. The relative Ci op in support costs will result in donations to agencies' rising to 84.4 cents from 82 cents. The 1974 fund will also include something missing in previous years a con- tingency fund of 1.8 cents on the campaign dollar. In 1973, 28.2 cents went to character building and youth services, 33.6 cents to health and rehabilitation services and 20.2 to family and counselling services. This year, health and rehabilitation services will get 30.4 cents, family and counselling ser- Soft sell urged on canvassers vices 22 cents and character building and youth services 32 cents, if the objective is reached. Dave Wilson, executive director of the United Way, says he thinks the dollar amount spent for ad- ministrative purposes will drop this year, as well as the relative amount. Administrative costs average between 15 per cent and 20 per cent in cities of Lethbridge's size compared with Lethbridge's projected 13.9 per cent last year. 18 per cent was spent for ad- ministration, he said. In larger centres, such as Toronto and Montreal, it runs between five per cent and eight per cent. Calgary's ad- ministrative cost in 7.4 per cent of the budget, but the campaign goal there is million, said Mr. Wilson. The Lethbridge United Way campaign opens Monday. City Scene Six youths injured in smash Six people were injured, two seriously, in a single-vehk' accident on a district road two miles south of Raymi Tuesday. Lethbridge RCMP say the accident occurred about mit night but the RCMP were not called to the scene until about 7- a.m. The car was discovered by a passing motorist. Apparently the injured people remained in the car all that time. An RCMP spokesman could not explain why one of the seriously injured persons in the car did not go for help. In St. Michael's Hospital in fair condition are Laszinskyj, 14, and Ankar Byrgesen, 19, both from Raymond. Miss Laszinskyj is suffering from a leg injury and Mr. Byrgesen from back and facial injuries. In satisfactory condition in Raymond Hospital are: Ros. Laszinskyj, 18, Warran Guminy, 15, Scott Law. 16, and Ric- Hicken, 17. all of Raymond. Police said Mr. Hicken was the driver of the car that parently left the road and entered a ditch then struck approach. More details of the accident are not available RCMP have yet to interview any of the occupants of the cai Lethbridge men get year Don't push the fair share guide. Set the prospective contributor at ease. Speak sincerely. These and other tips were offered Tuesday at an orienta- tion meeting for about 25 Lethbridge United Way can- vassers who'll be hitting the campaign trail Monday. This year the campaign goal is The meeting, attended by federal civil servants who will be canvassing their co- workers, was one of several orientation Sessions set for campaign volunteers. The program began last week. Other training groups will meet today and Thursday. The orientation used a film of several examples of can- vassers" approaches. It was interrupted for group dis- cussions, and a psychologist in the film told why some can- vassers were successful and others not. The most sincere film can- vasser was the most successful, the only one who got the prospect to cheerfully, even enthusiastically, make a fair share guide contribution. The 'fair share guide is the United Way's suggestion of what most North Americans can afford to give. It amounts to 6 10 of one per cent of in- come, or the pay for three minutes of work a day. The executive director of the Lethbridge United Way. Dave said the Western countries are the only ones in the world with private social welfare services. In Europe, they are all paid for out of tax- es, he said. The fair share guide is calculated after all other deductions from income are made, including living costs, income taxes, and church donations, he said. It is just a guide, in case people ask how much they should give, he added. Canvassers were also told givers who dislike one agency can exclude it from their contribution, or direct their entire contribution at one par- agency if they like. do we do about peo- ple who say the-YMCA is a rich man's asked one. Rich Bailey, general secretary of the Lethbridge Y, said these people can be told the Y has about 400 children on subsidized memberships. Schools and day care centres also use the Y. at about one quarter of the cost of their programs, he said. No one is turned away for lack of money, said Mr. Bailey. All a person has to do is say they can't afford a membership, because there is no checking. The Y" does run some programs to make money, he said, but the non profit ac- tivities have to be supported. Eighty five per cent of the budget comes from fees for services, the rest from the United Way. Two Lethbridge men convicted of break, enter and theft Taber last week were given concurrent one-year sentences breaking and entering in Lethbridge. Keith Allan Godsalve, 18. and Dennis Robert Dodd, 19, 613 5th St. S. pleaded guilty to break-ins at concession booths Dave Elton and Henderson Lake ball parks between July 29 Aug. 20. Youth eSCapeS Dodd pleaded guilty to five counts of break, enter and the and Godsalve to two. Earlier, the men were convicted of similar acts in Tabp after two town businesses were entered Sept. 3. injury A 21-year-old Lethbridge youth escaped serious injury Tuesday night after the car he was driving hit a curb, Lethbridge city police say Paul Kwok Wing Chau who lives at a University of Lethbridge residence was travelling east up the 5th Avenue N. approach to Staf- ford Drive about p.m.. did not see the curb curve to the right until too late and struck it. Three men remanded Two Victoria men who pleaded guilty in Lethbridge provincial court Tuesday afternoon to taking about in cash from Graver's Gas and Oil Sales. 334 4th St. S.. Mon- day were remanded until Sept. 17 for sentencing. Henry Derepentigny and Patrick David Nicholson, both 18. gained entry to the business through a small rear window, according to Lethbridge city police. Arthur James Moffit. also 18. Vancouver, pleaded guilty to possession of stolen proper- ty after police found money taken in the break in in his possession. A 19-year-old Lethbridge man pleaded guilty to two counts hit and run and one count of driving without insurance and w? fined a total of Court was told Ronald B. Svrcek, 2606 23rd Ave. S., w? operating a vehicle that hit a car Aug. 4 and failed to remain the scene of the accident. He was fined For a second hit and run offence Aug. 17, Svrcek was fine He was fined for driving without insurance. An 18-year-old Lethbridge man who pleaded not guilty provincial court Tuesday to failing to leave his name with person injured in an accident was remanded until Sept. 23 trial. Patrick W. Middleton was charged Aug. 28 after a worn: cyclist was struck by a car. Police say the driver of the stopped but left without offering assistence. University enrolment higher The University of Lethbridge has experienced a slig' increase in its full-time student population this year, statistic: taken at the end of the first week of classes show. Province should pay A resolution urging the provincial government to take over the entire cost of education, was sent by the city to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell by the city Tuesday. Suggested by Aid. Cam Barnes the resolution calls for the province to" remove the education lax from commer- cial property and to remove the supplemental education requisition from all proper- ties. The provincial education lax was taken off residential and apartment building levies by the province last year, but S left on ronimencaJ and industrial property. The supplemental requisi- tion is levied by the local school boards on top of the provincial education tax and amounted to 14.48 mills out of a total tax rate of 50 mills in 1974. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-4M5 E. S. P. FOX. C.O.M. FOX LETHNNDGE DENTAL Ul 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PLUMBING MSEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING I Upright move A jeep, owned by a Colorado couple enroute to Alaska, is being put right side up by a city tow truck. The jeep was being towed behind another truck Tuesday on the brewery hill when the hitch on the front of the jeep broke, sending the jeep into the ditch. Traffic slows in the background to see what has happened. BERGMAN'S Floor Covtrings SALES liSTALLATHMS By DON BERGMAN PHONE 27W Support NATIONAL FLOWERS OF CANADA WEEK Sept. 16lo22 See The BEAUTIFUL FLORAL DISPLAY AT CITY HALL MARQUIS Shop PhOM 327-1515 40) Ave. Tfh St 3.