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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, September 21, 1973 City Scene House, garages for sale Houses and garages in the downtown redevelopment area are being offered for sale through tender by the city. The land being cleared at the moment is south of 5th Avenue S. between 2nd and 4th Streets and the city will sell house and garage units from the area but not individual items, the community ser- vices department says. Some houses and garages can be moved but the two- storey houses are being offered for demolition only because moving such houses in the city creates problems, says Bill Brown, superinten- dent of parks and facilities. No trees and shrubs will be available from the area, and demolition of commercial property is to take place at a later date. Copies of the tender call are available to people interested in bidding on the properties offered for sale from the city's stores department. Art display in Toronto The works ot Lethbridge ar- tist Jeff Olsen are on display at the Electric Gallery in Toronto Mr Olsen. a University of Lethbridge professor, will show his works of abstract art until Oct 4 He teaches three dimen- sional design, sculpture and ceramics at the university. The exhibition, a one-man showing, is his first although he has been in many group shows across Canada. Mr. Olsen works mamly in neon and acrylic and his art must be interpreted at an abstract level. Locals attend Banff meet Seven Lethbridge and dis- trict accountants attended the 35th annual convention of the Dominion Institute of Accredited Public Account- ants at Banff Local delegates to the 150- person convention included Peter Huising, Ken Dalgliesh, Helmut Nirk, Wes Jacobson, Me! McKague and Ted Peteris of Lethbridge, and Earl Fox- all, of Coaldale. The institute considered an updated educational program, continu- ing education for members, and more comprehensive by- laws. Educational seminars were also held, and a new dominion council elected. Carpenter wins contest William Cahoon, 284 7th Ave. S., an employee of Gillett Construction Ltd placed fifth in an international appren- ticeship contest held in Omaha, Neb. The competition was spon- sored by the National Associa- tion of Housebuilders of Canada and the U.S.. the Association of General Contractors of America and by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. Competition consisted of a four-hour theory examination, a half-hour exam in the use of surveying instruments and work on three projects that had to be completed in eight hours. There were 42 competitors, four from Canada. Mr. Cahoon, a journeyman carpenter, qualified in a contest for fourth year Alberta apprentices. More comedy scheduled The second session of the University of Lethbridge film series, Great Movie Comedy Teams is scheduled for 7.30 p.m Tuesday in the Yates Memorial Centre. Films scheduled are Sons of the Desert and Way Out West, While Stock Lastsl SUPER HEALTH CAST ALUMINUM TEFLON FRY PAN Completely immersible for easy cleaning. Cast aluminum conducts heat evenly and 1 Heavy gauge will not warp or buckle Element cast in pan. not brazed on bottom, assures trouble-free performance. Colors Harvest Gold, Avocado or Poppy. Reg. 0 99 Special 1O Call Houuwans 327-5767 DOWNTOWN two of Laurel and Hardy's fun- niest classics. The university announces openings in this course and in a non-credit oral German course which begins Oct. 4. Applicants can register for the film course through the U of L registrar's office. Fees are for adults and for senior citizens. Fees for the German course which will run Thursdays are ?10 for adults and for senior citizens. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BUCK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. Lowtr Laval PHONE 327-2822 INSURANCE HOME BUSINESS FARM AUTO AND LIFE We Can Save You Money SEE US SOONI Phone 327-2793 At Centre Village These are bottles? By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer You'd never think they were bottles. They look more like statues but the tops of their heads unscrew and they have held or will hold 25 ounches of quality liquor. There are car-shaped bottles, a scenic bottle of a man skiing, animal figures and historic figures. Some of them are so realistically designed if you talked to them you would expect an answer. They are all part of a dis- play at Centre Village Mall sponsored by the Rangeland Bottle Club. Displayed are several hundred bottles worth between Nine of the bottles are insured for Highlighting the display are two bottles on loan from Don Q. Rums of Puerto Rico. The art work was done in Colorado. The bottle will be china fired in Japan and after being handfilled will be available to the public in 1975. Mr. Tom Randall, in charge of the display, says the Manitoba Bison Centennial Bottle when filled with Hudson Bay rye whisky in 1970 sold for Now the enpty bottle is worth between and They have become collector items because the molds were destroyed and only bottles were made. A bottle depicting the Canadian Non- such filled with Hudson Bay whisky sold for in 1971 but now empty is worth about Mr. Randall says a historical flask of George Washington made when he became president has fetched a price of Mr. Ran- dall himself has paid for one bottle. Most of the bottles dis- played are special and take years to design. First the art work is done, then the artist takes it to the distiller for approval and may have to make several changes until it's just right. A mold is made and then the distillers contract the reproduction to the china firm of their choosing. Reproduction may take up to one year. Then the bottles have to be hand-filled because they won't fit on an automatic filler. Mr. Randall says one bottle designed, won't be ready until 1980. He says bottle collecting is the third most popular hobby in North America behind coin and stamp collecting. He es- timated there were 20 million bottlecologists in North America. There are 35 members in the Lethbridge club and about 700 bottle collectors in Calgary. Special bottles can be purchased at specialty li- quor stores. These are designated by the Alberta Liquor Control Board to carry special kinds of liquor and liquor in fancy bottles. There isn't a specialty store in Lethbridge but there are two in Calgary. The display at Centre Village is located on the north side of the mall just two doors down from Simpson Sears. It is open for viewing Wednesdasy to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. except on Saturday when it closes at 6 p.m. There is no admission charge. On display .through chicken wire crude barriers in the mall RICK ERVIN photo Councillor miffed over city deal MIKH'.'IM'J "Festival" by Air Slip Available in Black or Brown Crinkle patent wet look. at CAMM'S .your Style Centre Although the County of Lethbridge Thursday gave third and final reading to a- bylaw authorizing purchase of the city hall annex site, one councillor still isn't happy about the arrangement. Coun. Henry Nummi said that if city council was an honorable body, they would have given the county the land for The city the county the land on the north-east cor- ner of 9th St. and 4th Ave. S. for under the condi- tion that the old building be demolished within a year and that a new county office be completed on the site within three years. At last month's county coun- cil meeting, councillors gave two readings to a bylaw accepting the city's offer, with an amendment that they be given four years to com- plete a new building. The city accepted the coun- ty's change, but when the time came Thursday to finalize the agreement, Coun. Nummi balked. He attempted to start dis- cussion on the purchase, again pointing out that the county owned a parcel of land south of Hardieville which could have been used for a new of- fice. But Coun. Jim Nicol said the council should recognize that it is a responsible body. He said the county has already endorsed the offer "and we should go ahead with it." Coun. Otto Wobick said, "We should either drop the whole thing or get on with it." After council gave un- animous support to the bylaw, Coun. Nummi remarked: "We just blew bucks." No firm decision was made at the meeting when the annex now standing on the site will be torn down, but under the city-county agreement, it must be demolished within one year. Woman, 79, hurt in crash "Uprise" byJoyci Fri tins Available in Brown Calf! or Brown Crinkle Patentl New Play Pans So popular for the high I school and Campus set. I In navy, brown, or burgun-1 dy wet look Crinkle patent I also in sub-teen sizes. Chlldrifl's Tits In the new look-by Savage I and Classmates. Misses I in leathers, wet looks, and I Suedes Solids and 2 tones. See the latest at I Camrn's. Boys ties too are all new this fall. CAMM'S 403-5th Struts. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Lelh.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Bldo. Phone 327-8565 A 79-year-old Lethbridge woman is in satisfactory con- dition after she was injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-car intersection collision. Vesta Ayers was a passenger in car driven by Mary Anne Dittmar., 64, of 1028 18th St. S. The Dittman vehicle was attempting a left turn from 3rd Ave. to 13th St. S. when it was in collision with a gravel truck driven by Jerry Fress, 24, 1720 7th Ave. N. Damage is estimated at Foresters invite members AIR CONDITION NOW with the ROUND ONE ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES. SHEET METAL ind HEATING AIR CONDITIONING 2214-43 St. S. Ph. 327-5816 The Lethbridge Council for Junior Forest Wardens and Girl Forest Guards invites boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 16 to attend weekly meetings. Junior Forest Wardens meet Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Girl Forest Guards meet Wednesday at the same time. Meetings are held at the Fish and Game Clubhouse, 9th Avenue and 10th Street South. The organization provides training in forestry, conserva- tion and firefighting. For further information call Milo Barfuss 328-9686 or Fred Tyrrell 327-6853. Cycle finalists honored Two winners will be selected from 24 finalists when the Jaycee sponsored AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASFITTING Special tor senior New 328-2106 pedal pusher program holds its city finals at 10a.m. Satur- day at Alan Watson School. Trophies will go to winners in the Grade 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 division. Finalists were selected this week from schools which have par- ticipated in the bicycle safety program. FEW THINGS IN LIFE RUN AS WELL AS A VOLKSWAGEN 1971 Mustang Low mileage, completely equipped. 1967 VW Station Wagon 1965 Ford 2 door hardtop RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 328-4539 3rd Avt. and 14th St. S. Producers open new bean plant at Bow Island By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer BOW ISLAND Sod was turned here Thursday for a new bean cleaning plant which will provide producers in Southern Alberta with a cash crop market worth 000 in 1974. Alberta Bean Growers Ltd., a completely producer-owned and operated company in the Grassy Lake-Burdett-Bow Island district, is the first company to establish in this community's new industrial park. The plant will be located on a five-acre parcel and will employ four persons initially. V. C. (Lud) Prudek, presi- dent of Alberta Bean Growers, said a minimum of acres of field beans (different from garden green beans) will be needed for 1974 to keep the plant busy. He said acres have already been committed to the legume crop, up from about 900 acres this year. The production of two million pounds of beans expected this year is more than twice the amount grown last year, he said. Export market bright The crop, after cleaning and processing is marketed to canners (pork and beans) and packagers in Vancouver, Calgary and Taber. The product is sold in hundredweight bags to provin- cial institutions and the export market includes France, Phillippines, Germany and Venezuela. Japan has made strong inquiries about the crop. Beans from Southern Alberta fields have been used for chili con carne, baked pork and'beans, and packages of beans in stores throughout Western Canada. Four main varieties are grown in the south, including small red, pinks, Great Northern and pinto. The new plant will be able to clean and process beans from up to acres. Storage facilities will limit initial capacity to about acres, said Mr. Prudek. The premium beans will! primarily be used in Canada.! Some premium beans and No. j 2 beans will be sold on the ex- j port market. The 12 shareholders expect the plant to be in operation by December. Strom stresses quality Cyprus Social Credit MLA Harry Strom told about 100 area residents during a drizzle that the beginning of the plant signifies a great step forward for Southern Alberta, adding it will take the co-operation of primary producers to make the project a success. He stressed that marketing will be the other possible problem area for the com- pany, something which will be lessened if the farmers con- tinue to grow only top quality product. With top quality product and a continuity of supply, the former Socred premier said he was sure Southern Alberta was looking at an industry, which will be important toj consumers throughout the, world. Ray Dickson, product' development officer for marketing division of the' Alberta Department of Agriculture, told the crowd beans are an important crop because it is protein food in a, protein-hungry world. Bow Island Mayor Fred Mellon proclaimed Thursday a red letter day, a culmination of almost three years of work. He said the new bean plant will attract new industries to settle in Bow Island. Researcher praised Mr. Prudek, who showed praise on former Lethbridge Research Station employee Bill Hay as the man to recognize the crop's potential for Southern Alberta, pointed to the research being done to improve the varieties and agricultural methods. The Alberta Horticultural Research Center in Brooks has conducted tests at Brooks, Strathmore and Bow Island. The Lethbridge Research Sta- tion has tests underway also. In an attempt to interest more farmers in the crop, an abbreviated field day was held at the Prudek farm, six miles south of Bow Island. Mr. Prudek told the gather- ing that beans represent cash for the farmer when delivered to the cleaning and processing plant and will help increase yields on other crops grown on the land in following years. ALBERTA SCHOOL TRUSTEES He said the legume crop has' a property which adds nitrogen to the land. This will help cut the fertilizer costs for farmers, he said, and increase hay crops one to two tons per acre and cereal crops five to 10 bushels per acre. When the beans are taken to the plant, they will be moved through a scalper unit to remove initial dirt and chaff. They then go into one of four storage tanks or into one of 200 steel boxes capable of holding pounds of beans. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Custom Installations Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S? ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC ________HUM 328.-4095________ MR. A. M. BROOMHALL Dr. Lowell L. Williams, Executive Director of the Alberta School Trustees Association, is pleased to an-, nounce the appointment of Arthur M. Broomhall to the position of Director of Economic Services with the Association. In his new capacity, Mr. Broomhall will direct a staff responsiblevfor assistance to school boards in Alberta in the fields of labor and personnel ad- ministration, collective bargaining, grant structure interpretation, and other economic areas relating to the administration of public school education. The new Director of Economic Ser- vices has been employed by the Association for the past four years and has extensive background in labor relations in this province and in British Columbia. PHARMACY FACTS FROM 0. C. STUBBS We're asked all kinds of questions about vitamins, and one of the least under- stood is Vitamin C. This is the vitamin which is so necessary in the forming of the intercellular, cement- like substances which hold the body surface cells together. It keeps your bones in a healthy condit- ion as well as keeping your teeth and gums in their best working order. Another function of Vitamin C which has had little attention paid to it, until there is an emergen- cy, is its definite aid in the healing of wounds. We're always glad to answer your questions about vitamins, so don't hesitate to ask next time you come in. Open daily a.m. to Sundays, and Holidays 12 noon to ).rn. ;