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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta ALOHA WEEK VACATION HAWAII CALLS Departs Oct. 9th Returns Oct. 24th ONLY CALGARY RETURN Join now and enjoy Hawaiian festive holiday! Ptlce includes air fare, hotel and outer Island tours CONTACT BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE 1271 3rd Ave. S. Phono 328-3201 or 328-6858 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, September 15, 1970 PAGES 9 TO 18 J e A. E. CROSS f-'hofograpfiy Your Franchised Dealer for Nikon, Zeiss Ikon, i Mamiya, Bell and Howell, Broun and Kodak Darkroom Equipment and Suppliei Frosty Weather Remains Record low temperatures fo Sept. 14 were set in three area of Alberta. Pincher Creek reported degrees, five degrees colde than the previous record estab lished in 1916. Jasper had reading of 29 degrees, c degree colder than the old rec ord set in 1961, and Coronatio reported 23 degrees, to brea the old record of 29 set in 1961 Record minimums were als tied at Banff with 23 degree and Medicine Hat with 29. Leth bridge came close to tying record, when the mercury dip ped to 27 degrees, only degrees off the old record o 26.8, set in 1909. The forecast for the Leth bridge region calls for sunn) skies and a marked warraini trend. The high and low tem peratures Tuesday should be 6; and 35 degrees. Winds shouk be from the west 20 and gusty The forecast high Wednesday is 70-75 degrees. "Howdy Neighbor" Tour Departs Fifty-three Lethbridge resi- dents left at this morning for a two-day promotional and friendship "howdy neighbor" tour of the East Kootenays and Crowsnest Pass region of Bri- tish Columbia. Travellers will visit Fernie and Cranbrook Tuesday, re- turning by train through the Kaiser Resources mining oper- ations near Sparwood for a tour Wednesday. Included in the trip are Leth- bridge Mayor Andy Anderson, Lethbridge Chamber of Com- merce president Morley Tan- ner and Judge E. B. Feir. The "Neighbors" return Wednesday evening. Sewage Plant Debate Centres Around Funds PRESENT DONATION-The Nobleford United Church Explorers, o church youth group, presented a cheque Monday evening for to the Lethbridge Green Acres Kiwanis Club for its crippled childrens fund. Fifteen girls in the Nobleford club ranging in age from eight to 11, marched from Nobleford to Park Lake to raise the money, and said one of their reasons for doing so was to return the club's support last year for a Noble- ford girl who needed special medical treatment. Karen Wurtz, left, and Barbie Siray present the cheque to Joe Green, president of the Kiwanis club. Open Main Line Switch ause Of Rail Deaths A coroner's jury Monda uled the July 28 death of tw ethbridge trainmen, Gilbe ook, 52 and Jerry A. Bra was caused by a main lin vitch being left open resultii the derailment of a nortl ound freight train at Carmai ay. Thfe jury also ruled the switc as left open by a person Jersons unknown. The jury was told the freigl ain left Lethbridge abou :30 p.m. July 27. As the trai preached Car mangay, McCready-Baines Pharmacy Ltd. FIRST AGAIN WITH THE VERY NEWEST COSMETICS New from Max Factor who creates the first foilproof automatic eye-liner. THE LINEMAKER Makes eye lining faster and easier than ever before 9 Non-stop, non-skip perfect lines every lime Waterproof, smearproof, tearproof formula lasts hours longer Available in 6 beautiful fashion shades. Black 4% QC Brownish Green-French Blue. McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S., Lethbridgo CALL 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY Also Operating Waterton Pharmacy located in Waterton Lakes National Park Serve KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN "It's Finger Lickin Good" SPECIAL SAVINGS ON BULK ORDERS FOR SMALL OR LARGE PARTIES! WE DELIVER ANYWHERE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA! PHONE 328-8161 SVEN ERICKSEN'S FINE FOODS slowed down for a turn in the track and speed of i level crossing, approximately miles per hour was maintained and when the diesel unit round- First Readin On Zoning For Hotel First reading was given by city council Monday to amendment to the zoning bylaw that would re zone to site of a proposed million high rise motor hotel complex in Shop- pers' World. The re zoning, which may turned down on second or liird readings, is needed before ie project can go ahead. Council also gave first read- ing to a bylaw authorizing the losing of 4th Ave. S. just north of the site to allow the developer to integrate it into a arge parking let. Council last week tabled the question of closing 4th Aye. pending the preparation of re- lorts by various city depart- nents of what effect it would lave on such things as traffic flow in UK area. Alderman Vera Ferguson, ponsored last week's tabling motion, said she was concerned :at no action be taken until ie public had had an oppor- unity to study the reports and ed the curve the red marker on the main line switch, indicating the main rail line would run into the siding, was noticed. Apparently the train still had time to stop but there was some confusion as to why it didn't. A-possibility, the jury was tolct, was the fact the brakes had just been applied and re- leased as the train went around the curve and when the emer- gency brake was engaged the air pressure had not built up enough to work at full capacity. It was theorized the sudden realization of what was happen- ing might have delayed the application of the emergency brake. Apparently a switch being [eft open is very rare. Mr. Braat died instantly at the scene of the accident and Mr. Cook died about a.m. :hr next morning in hospital in Carmangay. The accident hap- rened about midnight. Mr. Cook was the engineer on the train. Mr. Braat was a rainman. onsider any possible alterna- ives. Aid. Steve Kotch noted that Jving first reading to the by- aw might motivate people to ecome concerned and take a immediate interest in the ituation than they might if it .-ere tabled for another week r so. Only first reading was given nd a public meeting will he eld on the bylaw before second and tliird readings. Damage In Accident Damage amounted to Monday when two half-ton tracks collided on Highway 61, 2% miles east of Stirling. Drivers of the two trucks were Arnold Haraga of Skiff and Luee Kovacs of Lethbridge. There were no injuries. By HERB JOHNSON Herald C% Hall Reporter Problems related to the city secondary sewage treatrne continued to be a thor n city council's side Mcnda as aldermen spent most of four hourp session wrestlin with capital and operatin costs and financing for th needed facilities. Following a lengthy close session at which representa lives of the consulting fin Undenvood McLellan and A sociates Were present, counc passed a resolution that a Ie ter be sent to Laing Construi tion and Equipment Ltd. Calgary that the city intends t give favorable consideration t awarding the contract to Lain for the construction of th plant, the major part of th sewage treatment facility. Tlie letter of intent does no constitute an actual awardin of the contract at this time However it is as close as coun cil felt it could come to aware ing the contract without jcop ardizing its chances of obtain ing funds through Centra Mortgage and Housing Corpor ation in 1971. In this regard, council passed a resolution requesting assurance from CMHC that might proceed with the award ing of the contract as soon as possible without prejudicing it: chances of getting a part o CMHC's allotment to Alberta in 1971. In essence, the resolution asks CMHC to waive a regula tion stating that no money wil be allowed for a project if an agreement is entered into to start construction before ap- proval is obtained for CMHC funds. There is not sufficient money left in the million qMHC al- lotment to Alberta for 1970 to cover the additional needed to build the treatment facilities. Loans through CMHC for the construction of sewage facili- ties have a 25 per cent for- giveness clause, making them the most attractive source of money for the city. First reading was also given to a bylaw authorizing the bor- rowing of the necessary 000. The bylaw still requires sec- ond and third readings. Council's problems were caused by costs for the second- ary sewage treatment facilities escalating from an estimated million to about mil- lion. An extension of the prov- ince's July 1, 1971 completion deadline to Sept. 1 has been granted, allowing a saving of over but unexpectedly high bids on the plant have left council with still to be found. The discrepancy between es- timates by Underwood McLel- lan and Associates and bids re- ceived were investigated by a committee made up of Alder- man Vaughan Hembroff and Alderman Hex Little. Aid. Hembroff told council he was satisfied, after meetings with the consultants and with the contractors, that the bids, all of which were fairly close, were realisic and that the costs were justified. Every possibility for cutting costs had been explored, h e said, with an absolute maxi- mum of possibly being saved through re-design and construction techniques. There are simply no drastic changes possible in the contract he said. Council also passed a motion by Aid. Rex Little that a reso- lution be prepared for presen- tation to the Alberta Urban Municipalities A s s o c i a tion meeting in October that the province give some form of tax incentive to industries install- ing pollution control equip- ment. He said that if industries go to the expense of putting in this type of equipment they are al- lowed accelerated depreciation on it by the federal govern- ment, but according to provin- cial regulations the city must still assess it and tax the in- dustry for it. The problem of how to share the cost of the facilities, men- tioned at last week's council meeting, will be discussed at a public meeting Oct. 5. A priv- ate meeting between the city engineering department and representatives of industry c n the subject is planned for Tues- day morning. Aid. Hembroff noted at last week's meeting that the ques- tion was that of coming up with a formula that would provide an equitable distribution be- tween the domestic user and industry. anufacturing Plant ill Seek Approval Approval in principle for a business forms manufacturing plant in Lethbridge mil be sought by Moore Business Forms at the meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission Wednesday. Plans for the plant were an- nounced earlier this summer and Moore is now awaiting word from Ottawa on an in- centives grant from the federal government. Initial building at 2925 5th Ave. N. will result in about square feet of space; Age For Scooter Operators Debated By City Council controlling noise. What was needed, he said, was a comprehensive ap- proach involving the co-opera- tion of the entire populace. Safety factors also came into the discussion. Aid. Ferguson backed her motion fig- While water pollution and i celling their licences would be secondary sewage treatment only a "drop in the bucket" in icupied much of city counci ime Monday noise polluti also came up for discussion. Council debated, and then d :ided to table pending the :eipt of further statistics, a m ion by Alderman Vera Ferg on that a resolution be dra p to be forwarded to the erta Municipalities Associ ion recommending that the ensing age for motor scoot peralors be raised to 16 year rom its present 14 years. Aid. Ferguson's motion notec hat while millions of dolla 'as being spent on water po ution, noise pollution was al known to be a detriment to t! 'ell-being of people in 01 wdern society. Motor scooters, she sai rere calculated to be amon ie chief contributors to noi Dilution and 90 per cent of tli ners are estimated to be and1 15 years old; She contended that elimin on of those operators wou' ubstantially reduce tl mount of pollution from thi ource. Aid. Steve Kotch disagreec ointing out that, in his opi n, most of the noise cam om the larger motorcycle hich were owned by person ver 16. He felt that the smal r machines, despite their umber, were not capable taking any significant amoun noise. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff sai' e resolution would constitut scrimination against the nd 13-year-olds and that can R. AKROYD LTD PLUMBING-HEATING ond GASFITTING 2634 21st Ave. S. For New Installations and Alterations Phone 328-2106 FREE ESTIMATES More Gty News Page 10, 17 COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 men's UJEflR DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STREET S. Will Be CLOSED ALL DAY TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th! In Preparation for Our Tremendous STORE-WIDE SEPTEMBER SALE! SEE WEDNESDAY'S HERALD FOR COMPLETE DETAILS! '.f I. I I ures indicating that injuries to motor scooter operators under 16 to date in the city this year has risen to'32 torn only 19 during the same period last year. Aid. Hex Little said he was in favor of upping the mini- mum age to 16 because be felt the younger operators were not trained and competent enough to drive defensively. He did not, however, favor the motion simply for noise pollu- tion reasons. later additions within two or will increase the to square three years plant's size feet. Total estimated cost of the entire project is about mil- lion, although a spokseman for the company said this could vary according to construction costs in the next few years. Between 25 to 30 persons will be employed with the number rising to an estimated 100 when the plant is com- pleted. It will manufacture business forms related ti the computer industry. Building plans have not yet been completed, the spokesman said, and although an early start on construction is hoped for, it may be delayed until next spring. The commission's agenda also contains an application [rom Leo Singer to estabh'sh a pizza parlor at 1038 3rd Ave. S.; one from L and W moving to establish a terminal at 3510 5th Ave. N. and one to expand the present A and W drive-in at 210 3rd Ave. S. IJCLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 BE PREPARED FOR CHECK YOUR HOME FOR ALUMINUM STORM WINDOWS ,00 21 UP ALUMINUM SELF-STORING DOORS 1.95 32 CAULKING COMPOUND New Heavy Duty Plastic Caulking Per Tube PLACE 60 Weatherstrip Aluminum and Rubber PER SET YOUR ORDER NOW! INSULATION ROOFING 1 ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER'SINCE 1925" Corner 2nd Ave. and 13ih St. S. Phone 328-3301 MUSIC LESSONS- MUSICLAND-PHONE 327-1056 ;