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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta i nurtoay, is. mt LtiHBRiuviE Dateline Alberta Trolleys on way out Edmonton trustees pass the buck CALGARY (CP) Electric trolley buses will be off city streets within a year if city council accepts a proposal to buy diesel units in 1975. A recommendation given preliminary approval by the finance and budget committee, calls for acquisition of 82 diesel buses at an average cost of a unit. Bill Kuyt, city trans- portation director, said the buses would be used to replace 38 aging electric buses and if the proposal is accepted trolley wires will be removed by next August. Transit officials predicted the city-owned system will incur a deficit in 1975, the largest since the system started losing money shortly after the Second World War. Booze and bingo in schools issue goes to vote EDMONTON (CP) Public school trustees passed the buck to the people on the question of booze and bingo in schools. The trustees voted 4 to 1 to put the controversial question of whether to allow consumption of alcohol and games of chance in schools after hours before the people in a plebiscite to be held in conjunction with Oct. 16 civic elections. Lois Campbell was the only trustee to vote against putting the matter to a plebiscite. She said the school board had been elected to make such decisions. "The whole business of government and democracy is being questioned by the Mrs. Campbell said. "When things get hot politicians throw the issues back at the public." "This has prompted many people to ask why do we need a government; we can decide everything by plebiscite." Trustee Edith Rogers, who introduced the motion that issue go to plebiscite, said it was an important and serious matter. "I am not against small gatherings of people where everyone has a drink or two but we will be turning our schools into 150 liquor outlets." Mrs. Rogers said she had heard that many students' unions in city high schools were planning to ask for a bar for 18-year- olds if the plebiscite passed. "I have no doubHhey will get it. We must take a firm stand against alcohol in the schools at any hour of the day." Before making their decision, the trustees heard two delegations, one against the plebiscite and one for it. Evelyn Days of the Edmonton Interschool Council said the council was against the plebiscite because there were more im- portant educational issues to be dealt with and the expenditure involved would be an extravagance. The Edmonton area council of the Home and School Association said in a letter that it favored the plebiscite because of the great public concern over the dispensing of alcohol in the schools. Booze and bingo in schools has been subject for heated debate since it was first broached in late November, 1973. Trustees took almost three months from November, 1973, to mid-February, 1974 to make a decision on a motion to introduce a trial period. A trial period was finally approved. It ended at the end of July, 1974. School administrators evaluated the trial over a 3Vz-month period which covered 26 functions in 15 schools. They obtained comments from principals, students, teachers, public school board supporters, custodians and members of parent-teacher associations. The general conclusions of the administrator's report were that the majority of people who responded to a questionnaire supported the continuation of the program because they felt school facilities should be used to the maximum for best use of the taxpayer's money. An exception were members of parent-teacher groups who favored continuing bingo and discontinuing alcohol. Students viewed both alcohol and bingo activities as having a positive influence on the community while parent-teacher association members felt that only lottery activities such as bingo had a positive effect. Youth shot accidentally MANNING (CP) A 16- year-old Manning youth was in critical condition in hospital in Edmonton today as a result of an accidental shooting. RCMP said Robert Johnn Buun was suffering shotgun wounds to the abdomen after he accidentally shot himself with a .12-gauge shotgun. The accident occurred on his family's farm in the Manning district of northwestern Alberta earlier this week. Fatal crash at Calgary CALGARY (CP) A motorcycle-car collision in the city took the life of a five- year-old boy and critically injured the man who was operating the motorcycle. It was the third motorcycle fatality in the city in a week and the 38th traffic death so far this year. Police said Cameron Raymond Simon, a passenger on the motorcycle, died in hospital from head and internal injuries. Harold Michael Frieze, 22, the op'erator of the motorcycle, was in critical condition in hospital after his left arm was amputated and his right kidney removed. New gymnasium ruling CALGARY (CP) The board of education has decided that all future gymnasium construction, regardless of the type of school being built, will be to the standards now provided for senior high schools. "Because of our climate a gymnasium is the most flexible recreation facility we said trustee Scott Saville, speaking to his own motion. "Our high school gyms are booked to capacity all the time. Elementary school gyms are too small to provide the necessary flexibility but bigger gyms can be used by community groups after school hours." The Lethbrutge Herald Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge......43 39 Pincher Creek... 43 33 Medicine Hat 47 34 .01 Edmonton ......47 29 Grande Prairie 57 39 Banff........... 43 30 Calgary......... 43 28 Victoria........ 69 47 Penticton....... 67 34 Prince George 59 43 Kamloops....... 69 39 Vancouver......66 49 Saskatoon....... 44 38 .02 Regina......... 45 37 .07 Winnipeg....... 54 36 .07 Toronto.........81 68 .01 Ottawa......... 79 67 Montreal 78 66 St. John's....... 67 47 .08 Halifax......... 65 56 Charlottetown 63 61 .04 Fredericton.....68 59 Chicago 84 70 .01 New York......83 69 Miami.......... 86 79 Los Angeles.....82 67 Las Vegas......103 72 Phoenix ........104 78 Honolulu........ 90 75 Mexico City..... 73 65 Athens 79 57 Rome.......... 84 66 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat this mor- ning. Highs about 60 to 65. Lows tonight near 40. Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs about 70. Calgary region Today and Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 65. Highs tomorrow 65 to 70. Lows tonight 35 to 40. Columbia-Kootenay regions Today sunny with cloudy periods. Few fog patches this morning. Friday mostly sun- ny. Highs both days from 60 to 70 Overnight lows from 35 to 40. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Light rain or snow ending extreme south this morning. Decreasing cloudiness and a little warmer by afternoon. Clearing sky with scattered frost tonight. Friday fair and much warmer. Highs today mostly 50s. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Friday 65 to 75. West of Continental Divide Decreasing cloudiness to- day and Friday. Wanner days but cold again tonight with scattered frost. Highs today 55 to 65. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Friday 65 to 75. GOOD IDEA! duct or In 0M Display Advertising 328-4411 The Letltbridge Herald "Serving and Selling the South" PORTS OF ENTRY opening and dosing limes: Carway 6 a.m. to 12 midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 9pm.: Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Roosevitte 9 a.m. to midnight. (Times in Mountain Daylight Ex-convict teaches university class SASKATOON (CP) A former prisoner at the Saskatche- wan penitentiary, now on parole, will teach a class in crimi- nology this year at University of Saskatchewan, it was an- nounced today. Arthur Montague, who has spent about six years in west- ern penitentiaries, said his class is an attempt at "humaniz- ed criminology, believed the first of its kind in Saskatchewan." Mr. Montague, editor of Transition, a national magazine for ex offenders, said the course is an alternate without credit. Coal's importance stressed CALGARY (CP) Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Wednesday that coal is increasingly important to Canada's achieving self- sufficiency in energy and call- ed for greater co-operation among Ottawa, the provinces and industry in making the best use of Canadian coal. He specifically asked for participation by British Columbia and Alberta in com- pleting a national inventory program on coal reserves and suggested a conference with these two provinces. The changing energy situa- tion points to new directions on managing coal, he told the 26th Canadian Conference on Coal. Transportation facilities and the freight rate structure as they affect coal needed re- examination. Canada produced a record 22.5 million tons of coal last year but domestic demand was 27 million tons. While Canada exported 11.1 million tons, 17.3 million tons were imported for use in Ontario. "In the Western provinces, the Canadian steel industry is seeking supplies from what has been, until now, the almost exclusive preserve of the Japanese export market." Mr. Macdonald said the cur- rent climate of coal supply in the U.S. and the possibility of a strike at "U.S. coal mines in November suggests "there is little chance of negotiating new long-term contracts He said U.S. suppliers to On- Rocky hearing WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Senate rules and adminis- tration committee Wednesday set Sept. 23 for the start of hearings on Nelson Rockefel- ler's vice-presidential nomi- nation. The committee asked the vice-president-designate to make public then or sooner a financial statement listing his assets, liabilities and net worth. 2 DAY SALE! Friday and Saturday Sept. 13 and 14 BIG BURGER SHAKE SALE! only Big Burger packs a Ib. of beef into a jumbo toasted sesame seed bun, and you get our Regular Milk Shake with choice of flavors. Treat the whole family and save! Dairy Queen brazier 'LET'S ALL GO TO DAIRY NORTH STORE ONLY 516 13th Straet North Phmw 327-4855 tario Hydro, with long-term contracts amounting to nine million tons a year, have in- creased the mine price by 50 per cent. "This, added to an increase in U S. railway freight rates, has made Western Canadian coal reserves not only impor- tant from a self-sufficiency standpoint, but also of interest in an economic context But current facilities in Canada could handle only 1.5 million tons of Western coal a year to eastern markets and "the upgrading of our coal transportation system is clearly a matter of immediate priority. Mr. Macdonald said the fed- eral government is encourag- ing development of a coal ter- minal at Thunder Bay, Ont. Mr. Macdonald quoted an energy report published by his department last year that the minimum target for Canadian coal production should be 37 million tons a year by 1980. The report said to improve the competitive position of Western Canadian oil it is im- portant to lower freight costs. The minister said the federal government's energy research policy needs re- exammation. Federal financ- ing for coal research was million last year, compared with nuclear and uranium in- dustry expenditures of million. Mr. Macdonald said bitu- minous metallurgical coal re- serves in British Columbia and Alberta are estimated at eight billion tons but exploita- tion is currently limited to surface mining methods, applicable to only one billion tons. New technology was needed He said the technical exchange agreement between Canada and the Soviet Union, and the visit of a Canadian coal mission to China later this month should help Canadians learn more about hydraulic coal-mining. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD Established 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th S. Phone 327-1541 FUN MACHINE IS HERE! BERTI SCHOOL OF MUSIC 2646 S. Parkside Drive Open House Every Sunday for the Month of September 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Housing crisis Sleeping in a tent is how one University of British Columbia student and her husband have chosen to beat the housing shortage. Margaret and Daniel Bossert of Hamilton, Ont., are living in a campsite in Tsawwassen, 15 miles south of Van- couver, while Margaret attends classes and Daniel looks for accommodation. THE FALL SALE WIN The full purchase price on any one item you buy during this sale. Details at Smith's. 2-Speed Portable Dishwasher Moves in and out of any storage space. Under Counter 2-Speed Dishwasher Deluxe features include self-cleaning filter, rinse conditioner dispenser and silverware tray. tUctt ITH' COLOR TV APPLIANCES 13th St. N. PbOlW 328-55411 ED COMMAC GERftRD MIKE pierrcLi W.CTTELL ;