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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, September 13, 1973 Possible expansion site This is the land Marathon Realty Ltd. wants to expand the Centre Village Mall on. This photo is taken looking east toward the shopping centre from the 9th Street N. bridge. Marathon says it has a major client in mind for the expansion. Details in report on page 1. week for Information Lethbridge New service cuts corners Housing was the major concern of Lethbridge residents who contacted Infor- mation Lethbridge during its inaugural week of operation. More than half the people who contacted the new ser- vice, which serves as an infor- mation dispenser and ear on the community, wanted landlord-tenant information, says Information Lethbridge supervisor Kay Jensen. The information centre functions as the front office for the new Landlord Tenant Advisory Board among its other duties and has forms available for landlords or tenants who wish to lay grievances with the board. Only one caller has so far in- dicated a willingness to go through with a formal com- plaint which would be heard by the board, said Mr. Jensen. "A lot of people just want to know where they says Diane Miedema who fields calls with Mr. Jensen at the Yates Centre office. Under the procedures of the landlord tenant board, when a grievance is laid, the board is notified and it in turn notifies the other party in the dispute requesting his appearance at a mediation meeting. The board plans to hold a public meeting Oct. 2 for all landlords and tenants to ac- quaint them with board members and to talk about its purposes and function. Besides landlord and tenant advice. Information Lethbridge is set up to dis- pense information on most aspects of city living from health and social services, cultural programs, and legal Housing board to meet A public meeting of the Landlord Tenant Advisory Board has been tentatively set for the Yates Centre p.m. Oct. 2. Steve Wild, board chair- man, says he intends to invite representatives of the public health department, sheriff's and police department, and "anvone else I feel can add to it" to sit on a panel with the board members. The format will be to introduce the panel members and then throw the meeting wide open for questions, Mr. Wild says The chairman reports the board received between 200- 300 calls in its first month even though it was operating unofficially for much of that time. Its Information Lethbridge office didn't open until Sept. 4. "It certainly shows the board is says Mr. Wild. About 35 to 40 per cent of the calls were from landlords, he added. CLEARING 10 Inch Aynsley BONE CHINA PLATES To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Mar- riage of H M Queen Eliza- beth II and Prince Philip TWO PATTERNS' Reg. 22.50 Special Ill Reg. 24.95 10-69 Special ID Call China 327-5767 60S 608 3rd Ave. S. Lethbridge Carpenter strike could halt building projects Carpenter unions have re- quested a strike vote in a con- tract despute with 62 Alberta construction companies which could halt work on several major Lethbridge projects. Carpenters voted 96 per cent- against a conciliation board recommendation. Results of BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lowir Livil PHONE 327-2822 UNROYAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires the vote in Lethbridge by a- bout 45 carpenters were not immediately available. Work could stop later this month on the new library, the municipal hospital laun- dry and the distillery, depen- ding on the outcome of the strike vote. Glen Little and Bird con- struction companies are the two firms affected here. About carpenters in the province are involved. The conciliation recommen- dation was for a 22-month con- tract that would raise the top rate to an hour from under the agreement which expired March 31. This included payments by employ- ers of fringe benefits such as health schemes. ASTRO Realty Ltd. If you've tried the rest Now Try The Best! PHONE 328-7748 ZETA iM RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee ESKEH MILE'S 75% MORE HAZARD PROTECTION' 20% MORE CAR 12% MORE AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Lath.) DENTAL LAB 204 Medical Dental Bldg. Phone 327-6565 services to service clubs and community organizations. While it is not intended to be a counselling service, says Mr. Jensen, Information Lethbridge can cut corners for people seeking assistance by steering them to the right agency. People sometimes get shuttled from one agency to another and get the feeling they're getting the run-around and they give up. says Mr. Jensen, who took the informa- tion position after 13 years with the city social service department. "If we don't know for sure which place to send an in- quirer, we'll make the necessary phone calls for him and find out." Mr. Jensen and Mrs. Miedema agree one of their biggest tasks right now is to make the information service and its function better known in the city SURPRISED Mr. Jensen says he was pleasantly surprised by the number of calls and people who walked into the office in the first few days of operations. There were some 60 callers in the first three days. The information centre is also still settling into its Yates Centre home and ironing out the wrinkles in the operation. One big complaint of callers, for example, was the lack of telephone lines into the office which meant often as not they got a busy signal. That's to be remedied soon. Mr. Jensen feels the Yates Centre is a good location for the office because people can walk in and not feel they are surrounded by officials. "It's a good he says. The centre is an information gatherer as well as dispenser. By keeping a close record of all calls it receives, it can monitor the needs of city residents and discover where gaps in services or facilities exist. "We'll certainly bring such information to the attention of whoever is in a position to do something about said Mr. Jensen. He is also working on up- dating a directory of groups and services compiled last year by the city preventive social services department. Mr. Jensen says he's open to suggestions about what the centre can and should do. "What we'll be doing a year from now will probably be much different from what we're doing today." YOUR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES KNOW THE THREE SISTERS MOTEL IS THE BEST ACCOMMODATION IN THE CROWSNEST! DO YOU? jUdotel COLOR TV FREE LOCAL TEL CALLS ICE NEWSPAPER FERNIE'S NEWEST RESTAURANT ADJACENT RESERVE FERNIE 423-4438 UNIROYAL CREDIT PLAN AVAILABLE KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. Phom 327-5985 cr 327-4705 50th Avt. Phoni 223-3441 B.C.-Phoni 423-7746 CHARGEX DR. R. S. FABBI OPTOMETRIST 314 8th Street South APPOINTMENTS PHONE 327-3331 Separate trustees determine to press city for overpass By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Stationing a policeman at the intersection of 5th Ave. S. and Mayor Magrath Drive is an unsatisfactory method of allowing students to cross that intersection, trustees at the separate school board meeting claimed Wednesday. The trustees agreed that a letter should be sent to the city expressing the board's concern about the present situation and re- questing a report on the procedures now being used to allow children to cross intersection safely. It was also stated in the mo- tion by trustee Steve Vaselenak that a recent report on the experiences of people in Calgary with pedestrian overpasses be forwarded to the city. The report on the use of overpass in Calgary indicated that the pedestrian overpass is an effective method of allowing students to cross ma- jor roads or streets in safety barriers are erected to force pedestrians to use the overpass. The board expressed disgust with the way the city handled a June letter, sent by the board to the city, that also ex- pressed dissatisfaction with the city's decision to station a policeman at the intersection rather than build an overpass. "They did an embarrassing thing with the last letter they received and filed it without said Ralph Himsl, superintendent of the separate school system. "That is a tremendous blow to a letter writer." he added. When asked by trustee R. S. Fabbi as to what the policeman does when a huge truck doesn't slow down for an intersection, Mr. Himsl replied." "He does what the rest of us do. He swears at it." Mr. Himsl did point out that the policeman does carry some control over pedestrian and vehicle traffic at the in- tersection, but danger still ex- ists John Boras, board chair- man, says one way to attack the problem is to continually approach the city about it. Mr. Vaselenak insisted "we must continue with the cam- paign to provide for the safety of our children." He also suggested that the letter to the city should in- clude a request for a reply. In other school board matters, the trustees agreed with an accreditation com- mittee's suggestion that the separate school system con- tinue the practice of having a final examination in each high school matriculation subject. The committee included the city's high school principals and vice-principals, the direc- tor of curricula and the direc- tor of elementary education and the superintendents from the two local school districts. The committee reported general satisfaction among teachers, parents and students toward the present board policy of having ex- aminations in each subject. The University of Lethbridge was also satisfied with the assessment of students the U of L had receiv- ed on the students coming from the city, the committee indicated. The trustees also supported a motion to accept an increase of 10-cents-a-mile in operating costs for the City of Lethbridge's bus service to its schools. Both separate and public systems will now be paying 85 cents per mile for the city bus service. Board members also decid- ed they weren't prepared to accept the quality of construc- tion of the new gym floor in St. Mary's school. Hotel addition rejected A request by Henry Homes Ltd. to add two storeys to Heidelberg House under con- struction at 1303 Mayor Magrath Drive was refused by the Municipal Planning Com- mission Wednesday. The additional two storeys were to be used as recreation and garden space terrace and to hide an elevator shaft, ac- cording to the Henry Homes application. The planning commission ruled there was insufficient parking available at the development for the uses to which "recreation and garden space" might be put. In other decisions Wednesday, the commission approved an application by Canada Trust Co. to build a six-suite apartment at 342 18th St. N.. refused a request by Ron's Restaurant at 1256 3rd Ave. S. to build an addition because of insufficient park- ing and tabled a Kradle Koop application to establish a day- care centre at 526 7th Ave. S. The Kradle Koop applica- tion will be considered after it has been advertised. Irrigation renovation considered Twenty-five farmers in the Lethbridge Northern Irriga- tion District have offered to financially help renovate about acres of irrigation land at an estimated cost of million. At a special meeting called by the farmers in Picture Butte, LNID manager Rick Ross was instructed to forward to the provincial government a request for preliminary study of the pro- ject. Involved in the problem area, about two miles north and south of a line from Pic- ture Butte east to the Nolan Bridge north of" Coaldale, would be relocation on a main canal and several lateral canals presently running through many fields. Mr. Ross said the farmers want the canals moved so they can work their land in one piece, farming more efficient- ly and economically. They also claim relocation of the canals would eliminate a great deal of the seepage now causing salt deposits that is taking land out of production. Mr. Ross has submitted the request for a feasibility study to the regional agricultural of- fice in Lethbridge. He expects a reply in about a week. Another meeting will be called when the results of the request to the provincial government is received, said Mr. Ross. Kink open for public Public skating will begin at the Henderson Park Ice Cen- tre Friday, the city's com- munity services department has announced. The rink will be available from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. AIR VAC 1811 2nd Ave. S. PHONE 328-0286 Power Furnace Cleaning Ralph Himsl embarrassed 'aselenntf urges campaign Arson charge nets Taber man 1 year in jail A Taber man was found guilty in district court Wednesday of arson and was sentenced to one year in prison. According to testimony given during the day-long trial, Gary Robert Mitchell, 35, set fire to the home of Mrs. Frances Wilson of Taber the night of June 15, 1973. Mitchell was arrested June 16 in Lethbridge at the home of his ex-wife, Mrs. Margaret Mitchell, 1515 16th Ave. S. Mitchell had been drinking in a Taber bar with Mrs. Wilson earlier in the evening, and the two had an argument. Mrs. Wilson left then, around 9 p.m., and went home. She picked up her three children and went to visit a neighbor. When she returned home, around 11 p.m., the windows of the house were blackened and smoke was coming out of the house. Taber firemen responding to the call found only a small flame near the front window. Fire Chief William Lord said the fire was categorized as a flash fire, and also said that a five-gallon pail was found on the kitchen floor. Testifying under the protec- tion of the Canada and Alberta Evidence Arts, Robert Allen of Taber said that Mitchell Speakers set Norm Cafik, (Lib., Ont.) parliamentary secretary to health and welfare minister Marc Lalonde, will address a national convention of senior citizens to be held in Leth- bridge Sept. 24 and 25. Also scheduled to speak is Stewart Sutton, secretary in charge of the New Horizons program. came to his home shortly after the time of the fire. Mitchell was suffering from burns and appeared to be frightened. He persuaded Mr. Allen to take him back to the Wilson residence where he retrieved the pail from the kitchen and threw it in the back of Mr. Allen's truck. He then had Mr. Allen take him to the town dump where he dis- posed of the pail. During the evening, he refused to go to the police or be taken to the hospital. Mr. Allen then took Mitchell to Lethhridge to Mrs Mitchell's home. Mr. Allen later went to the Taber police and made a statement. He also pointed out the location of the pail in the town dump, according to evidence. In his summation, Judge C. G. Yanosik stated that although the evidence was cir- cumstantial, it was strong enough to bring about a con- viction. ART DIETRICH DENTURE DENTAL MECHANIC SchwirUBIdj.2225lliSl.S. Ptiom 328-4095 JUST ARRIVED A NEW SHIPMENT OF TROPICAL PLANTS PINE PLANTS AND OTHERS Call 327-5747 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th St. S. COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 STUDIO ON FlPTW OV6NUE io siJ 3 ART i 1 GALLERY 1 j ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINCE S AVE S HEINO DEEKEN Manager FRIDAY and SATURDAY DINE DANCE This Week Featuring The 4 k's WESTWINDS DINING ROOM to p.m. NO COVER CHARGE SUNDAY FAMILY DAY Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family Dining 12p.m. to 10 p.m. (Special Children's Menu) IN THE OLD TRADITION OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY latndii lestaulant ;