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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta LONDON ONLY S273.OO RETURN 22 to 45 Day Excursion Effective November lit, 1972 For Booking and Further Information Contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VlllAGE MAIL PHONE 328-3201 The LctWnidgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lcthbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, September 12, 1972 PAGES 9 TO 18 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. 5. PHONE 328-7121 "Do you have a iparft palr( of for holiday Council high on angle parking Parallel'parking remains the villain, angle parking the superstar. With a scoff and a chuckle, city council Monday gave no- tice it will not even consider re- placing existing angle parking lanes with the parallel variety. Hoots ot "sneak" and "junk" heralded the rejection which council accomplished by sim- ply filing a city engineer's re- port on the easiest way to wid- en ya street. Tho report came at the re- quest of Aid. Bastedo, who had questioned the engineering department's wisdom in tear- ing up a sidewalk on 5lh St. S. and replacing it without widen- ing the street to make four traf- fic lanes. The report suggested four traffic lanes could be provided by simply eliminating angle parking, making it unneces- sary to move utilities. "Aid. Bastedo had a dream about a wider street and we get back information that we should ban angle A14 Cam Barnes interjected. "We dm't need that kind of in- formation." Emergency number rejected Installation of a 911 emer- gency number system for the city in the new fire department headquarters has been rejected for now by city council. A report on the operation of the system was filed by coun- cil Monday with aldermen un- convinced that the city needs it. Aid. Bill Kergan said the city Isn't big enough to warrant such a system, which would send all police, fire, and am- b u 1 a n c e emergency calls through one number. The per month charge for operation of the system was questioned by Aid. Steve Kotch. A spokesman for Alberta Gov- ernment Telephones told coun- cil an automatic alarm hooked up to the system to indicate a break down contributes to the high charge. The installation would cost City Manager Tom Nutting said the system is designed to save lives. "If an emergency arises in your home, it is diffi- cult to keep your mind on find- Ing a number in the telephone 'Abe Lincoln of Alberta'? Liberals choose Andy Russell By GREG McINTYRE ada's Herald Staff Writer should THE WINNER Liberal candidate Andy Russell (centre) with Justice Minister Otto long (left) and Agri- culture Minister H. A, Olson Finlay Pholo Community groups given grants totalling Six community organizations wil receive a total of in grants fo: the remainder of the year. City council Monday approv- ed the grants after discussing recommendations of the com- munity services advisory com- mittee and making one change. Tho following organizations will receive financial assis- tance from the city: Victorian Order of Nurses, Cana- dian Mental Health Associa- tion, Lethbridge Sym- phony Association, Lcthbridge Regional Science Fair, YMCA, Leth- bridge Boxing Club, A recommendation that the CLIFF BLACK, Certified Danfal Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB MIDICAL DENTAl BLDG. lower Level PHONE 337-2822 Southern Alberta Native Friendship Society be given a grant was unanimously opposed by council. Aid. Bill Kergan said the ser- vice provided by the Friend- ship Centre is a duplication of services offered by other orga- nizations. Much of the discussion cen- tered around the city's respon- sibility toward the VON and CMHA. The aldermen suggest- ed it is up to the province to subsidize health oriented orga- nizations. Ken Sauer, chairman of the community committee, tions from sen-ices advisory said the applica- the two organiza- Council agrees camping facilities need upgrading LEROY'S PIUMB1NG GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-6403 City council has pledged to give "every consideration in its power" to assist private enter- prise in developing new trailer and camping facilities in the city. In answer to a letter from the chamber of commerce, council agreed upgrading existing campsites and developing new ones is overdue. Aid. Chick Chichester said at least two private parties have approached the city with camp- site proposals but have been "stymied by the city's zoning particularly in the river valley area. They were THIS IS THE VITAMIN SEASON ARE THE CHILDREN ACTIVE OR LISTLESS? Be lo ask your Doctor's advice regarding a beneficial program for aclive youngsters lo ensure good health during these busy back-to-school days! McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY HAS A COMPLETE SUPPLY OF ALL YOUR VITAMINS AND TONIC NEEDSI "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 6T4 3rd Ave. S. Priori. 327-3555 urned away, he said, because hey came with ideas only, no plans. A suggestion by Aid. Steve Kotch that Ihe city manager idvertise for campsite develop- ment proposal submissions re- ceived little support. "Let private enterprise come o Aid. Vaughan Hembroft srJd. Aid. Vera Ferguson suggested ;he chamber ot commerce come back to city council with some ideas on the subject. Reunion planned A reunion of sluder.l council members will he one of the events taking place during the official opening ceremonies of the University of Lethbridge nexl weekend. Students who served on the council since the U of L open ed in 1967 will be meeting on Sept. 23 at p.m. About 80 former members o the council arc expected to at lend the reunion. lions were judged with the others as objectively as possi- ile, according to a criteria list o check their contributions lo he community. Which level of government had financial res- xmsibiiity In assist the VON md CMHA was not considered, ic said Committee member Jim Gough asked council if it was "looking at money first and the patient or vice versa. Grants for the two organiza- tions were approved. A grant for the Com- munity Chest was not, how- ever. Aid. Cluck Chichester caid, "If the citizens won't cough up for the Community Chest on their own, we shouldn't be granting tax money for the same purpose." Irrigation agreement approved The city solicitor was Instruc- ted by city council Monday to prepare an agreement between he city and the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District concerning irrigation water in [he new west side subdivision. The agremeont will see the city indemnify the LNID for claims from any flooding or seepage damage which might occur from either the West- bridge lake or an irrigation canal running through the sub- division to the University of Lelhbridge. The irrigation canal will be in the form of a brook, co-or- dinated with a green strip-park area in the subdivision. The agreement will eliminate any problems there might have been in obtaining mortgage money from Central Mortgage and Housing Association for houses in the area. Consulting firms to be engaged C? The luring of two consulting firms tn do functional plan- ning studies for 43rd St., 5th Ave. N. and 1st Ave. S. was approved by city council. DeLeuw, Gather, consulting engineers of Calgary will study the feasibility of improving 5th Ave. N. and of turning 1st Ave. S. into an expressway. Reid Crowtner and Partners, also of Calgary, will design improvements for 43rd St. Final agreements between the city and the two firms re- quires further council approval. The province will pay 75 per Defining "environment" as an all encompassing issue, Andy Russell Monday won the Liberal nomination to contest the Lethbridge seat in the up- coming federal election. The 56 year old Waterloo Lakes area naturalist author was described in glowing terms by two city residents who nom- inated him before more than 500 cheering Liberal supporters al the Civic Sports Centre. A 'DOER' Bill Matheson, radio talk show host and unsuccessful Liberal candidate in Fort Mac- leod in 1963, described Mr. Rus- sell as "a modest wrangler and bronc buster, a native Leth- bridgian, a thinker and doer." In seconding the nomination, Joan WaterUeld, local televi- sion personality, called Mr. Russell "the Abe Lincoln of Al- berta." Otto Lang, minister of jus- lice, and H. A. Olson, minister of agriculture guesl speak- ers at the meeting urged del- egates to send Mr. Russell to Ottawa to join the "small team Liberal MPs from the West." DO BEST As results of balloting were announced (no figures were given) Mr. Russell came on "food potential" and be combalted, partly through reform of immigration policies, he said. Bolh Mr. Russell and Mr, Boras appealed for the youth vote. There will be about threa million young people aged 18 to 21 voting for the first time In the election. Ministers claim opposition has ''divided country' stage with his wife and said "I thank you very much. I re- alize that you've handed me not only an honor but a great responsibility. I will do the best I can with it The loser in the two-way race was John Boras, 49, a lawyer and the Liberal candidate in the 1963 federal election. MAJOR ISSUES Mr. Boras said the two ma- jor issues in the election will be the "integrity Canada" and labor-management relations. Mr. Russell said "proper managemenl of the environ- ment" is the major issue. In addition to preservation of soil, air and water, he said "eood environment also de- and The Trudeau government has worked for 'paticipatory de- mocracy" and farm reforms while the Opposition has tried to divide the country, two Lib- eral cabinet ministers claimed before party supporters here Monday. H. A. Olson, minister of agri- culture, told more than 500 people who nominated Andy Russell as a Liberal candidate for the Oct. 30 federal election: "Here you are tonight selecting a man that could be a member from Western Canada that would help us rather than hind- er us He said the majority of West- ern MSs are Conservatives "that great block of Opposition members who stand In the way of everything that they think might make the Liberal gov ernment a little more popular in Western Canada." Otto Lang, minister of Justice and minister in charge of the Canadian Wheat Board, eddec lat since he and Mr. Olson vent to Ottawa in 1968, the Yudeau government has been nore understanding toward Vestern problems. He said wheat sales abroad have reached record levels, 'with understanding and assis- ance from our colleagues (fel- ow Liberal ministers) from every part of this country." In a news release earlier Mr. Lang said the opposition's last complaint, low grain prices, is disappearing. He said government policies had resulted in depriving the opposition of things to com- plain about and its last refuge was world prices, which were not set by Canada alone. Wheat and barley prlcea were up and were going high- er. "Twenty five cents for wheat and similar rises for barley definitely means a higher final payment on the wheat and barley being deliv- ered now." Two break-ins reported in city cent ot the cosi 01 uie siuuiea. The city will pay the on commumcauuii unu >ilingual language being an is-'ue in Canada perhaps we do well to consider the cost of separatism. OUT "If Quebec steps out of con- the St. Lawrence will no longer be Canadian on one side and the sea- A Lethbridge youth, agreement with the Uni- stole 42 cases of beer with States will likely be wiped help of three juveniles, given a two-year suspended sentence when he appeared continued: "Unemployment Is bad environment and court now I can see great op- Stanley Flippl, 16, of 826 to cut this to an ab- St. S. and the juveniles minimum through a na- the seal on a CP Rail box cleanup program such on a riding in the city Aug. has been started by our stole the beer and hid it minister in his talks with. bushes president of the United The youth was also and their subsequenl in-doors daily by 10 p.m. lo cleanup Ihe Great 11 p.m. on weekends for can cut Can- Public meets tonight The Lethbridge Public questionnaire will later Board meets in regular distributed to a number of Police report two attempted burglaries, one at a bank, at the Westminster Shopping Cen- tre overnight. Nothing appeared missing in either incident. A constable noticed the rear door of a branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia had been jarred open. Investigation showed nothing had been taken but paper had been strewn over the floor. Apparently the burglar alarm system wasn't working. The second attempted break- n occured at the Rug Shoppe. 5ntry was gained through a ear door. The office was ran- acked, police said, and papers igain strewn over the floor. But lothing was missing. Police are continuing their nvestlgations. MEALS ON WHEELS Will Hold A BAKE SALE THURSDAY, SEPT. 14th 9 P.M. At EATON'S-MAIN FLOOR A pick-up lervicA will ba available for anyorw wishing to contribute baVed good's, home made pickles, jams, etc. Contact the convenor Judith Walker 327-5693. Proceeds to Meals On Wheels. tonighl al 8 p.m. in the board offices. The board will discuss ap- pointment of a consultant for the elementary French pro- gram, additions to Gilbert Pat- erson School, Lakeview School and Senator Buchanan School and a request for an additional sidewalk at Wilson Junior High School. The board also has a special meeting set for p.m. Wed- nesday to conduct a test run on its educational goals project. About 23 persons, representing a cross-section of Uie commun- ity, will fill out a question- naire prepared by the board in an effort to determine what people want from education. Rattlesnake warning is issued Lethbridge City Police offi- cials today issued a warning to hikers and trail riders in the vicinity of the Lelhbridge air port to watch for rattlesnakes Reports of 15 snakes being run over on the highway neai Ihe airport and on the soutl edge of the city were received today. City police report that all citl zens should use extreme cau [ion when venturing near thi areas affected. homes in the city. The separate school board also meets Wednesday night in regular session. That board will deal with matters related to teacher sal- ary negotiations, the Grade 12 departmental e x a m i n afion question and the addition to As- sumption School and St. Mary's will begin at p.m. in the separate school board offices. WESTBEND AUTOMATIC CORN POPPER With through Texan cover and no stick finlih- ed Priced At Only 17.95 Call Housewarei 327-5767 DOWNTOWN School. The meeting ART DIETRICH DENTURE CUN1C DENTAl MECHANIC Schwartz Bldcj. 222 5lh St. S. Phone 328-4095 CHINOOK STATIONERS have MOVED to 319 7th Street South, LETHBRIDGE CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD., formerly located in 13lh St. North, have now completed their move to 319 7th STREET SOUTH, IETHBRIDGE. Now conveniently located downtown to offer you tho utmost In service ond satisfaction for all your OFFICE FURNITURE, OFFICE SUPPLIES, PRINTING and RUBBER STAMPS. We oxlend a personal Invitation To our many frlendi and customers, both old ond new, 1o In and ice our new premises CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 319 7th STREtT SOUTH PHONE 327-4591 McGUIRE'S FALL SALE STARTS THURSDAY! WE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY WEDNESDAY IN PREPARATION FOR THIS TREMENDOUS SALE! ;