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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE Stptembar Mini-buses sought for city's disabled City Scene Two parades of homes set There will be two parades of homes instead of the ciV.omary one, in this year's Lethbridge Housing Association Home Show. Fourteen builders are participating, with seven show homes going up in West Lethbridge, and seven in the Churchill Heights subdivisions in northeast Lethbridge. The home show will be conducted from Oct. 9 to 19. College student elected The student council president at Lethbridge Community College has been elected chairman of the Alberta Student Presidents' Committee. Hal Gallup will head the committee, which is comprised of student association presidents from all colleges and technical institutes in the province. Longer hours set for buses The city has announced longer hours of service for buses on the No. 5A and No. 1A routes. Beginning Monday the evening bus service on these routes will be extended from p.m. to p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Thursdays and Fridays the buses on those routes will operate until p.m. Polish drama tonight at Yates Tonight will see presentation at the Yates Memorial Centre of the University of Calgary Polish Special! 'BARIBOCRAFT" MAPLE BOARD Combination of Canadian Maple and genuine Clept slate. The 2 knives are stainless steel with black matching handles. Size 11" x Reg. 17.95 Special Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Students' production of the Polish classic Balladyna. The work of Juliusz Slowacki, the five act tragedy deals with the ascension to the throne of a young peasant girl by a series of murders. Music from the opera Goplana has been inserted between the scenes to compliment the action on stage. While the play is presented entirely in Polish, programs carry an English synopsis of each part. The production has been made possible through financial assistance from the department of the secretary of state and the Polish Canadian Youth Congress in Alberta. Curtain time at the Yates is 8 p.m. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6585 E. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL UB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Bride You Matches (24 Hour Service II Necewary) We orovide complimentary personalized t-ead labie place cards with each order! FREE CUSTOMER PARKING NOW IS THE TIME FOR MACHINERY REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE with BEARINGS, PILLOW BLOCKS FLANGED MOUNTINGS Available at OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236 36 St. North Phone 327-1571 or contact the "OLIVER DEALER" rmarmt you. Last minute entries Five council candidates who tossed their hats into the election ring at the last minute are: Nap Milroy. left, Roger Rickwood, Dick Johnston, Bill Cousins and Joe Hanrahan. Mr. Milroy, 52, a representative of the Canadian Union of Public Employees for Southern Alberta, is no newcomer to civic politics, having been un- successful in two previous tries for a council seat. Mr. Rickwood, who teaches a course in public administration at the University of Lethbridge, led the Save Our Power Plant Committee which tried unsuccessfully to prevent the sale of the city power plant last spring. Mr. Hanrahan, 63, has served as a councillor with the Town of Coleman for three years before moving to Lethbridge 10 years ago. A district foreman with the department of highways, he ran under the Social Credit banner in a 1966 provincial by-election in the 'Pass and was nosed out by the NDP's Garth Turcott. Mr. Johnston, a chartered accountant, is a member of the board of governors of the Lethbridge Community College. Mr. Cousins, 44, a physics teacher at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, is past president of the local Alberta Teachers Association. City hall hours 'tough for voter registration9 Restricting voter registra- tion to business hours makes it difficult for young workers and working couples to get on the voters list for the Oct. 16 election, a public school board candidate charged Thursday. The registration system re- quires renters to fill out a registration form at city hall before next Wednesday if they hope to vote in the civic elec- tion. The form can only be fill- ed out at city hall between 8 a.m. and p.m. week-days. Matthew Lipton finds "it hard to see their rationale for having such limited hours." The registration hours are geared to people who "have two-hour lunch breaks" and since very few younger workers or non management workers are permitted such a break, it is almost impossible Renovation slow at Bridge House Hopes of a fall opening of the Salvation Army Bridge House for prisoners released from the Lethbridge Correc- tional Institute have faded because of lack of volunteer workers, a spokesman said Friday. Capt. Ron Butcher, of the Salvation Army, told The Herald the slow progress of the centre, above the Army's Thrift Store, 412 1 Ave. S., is also caused by a shortage of workmen. "There's never been as much work around Lethbridge as there is now and contrac- tors have bigger jobs. When the carpenters can fit it in they come here. But we never know when they will show up. Sometimes they're here for a day, other times only half a day." Capt. Butcher said. As far as volunteer workers are concerned, Capt. Butcher said there are plenty of people who say they will help, "but when you call them to take them up on their offer, they say they're busy." He added that if things con- tinue the way they are now, "we can't even look at open- ing by Christmas." Capt. Butcher said the electricians and plumbers have finished their work and the carpenters are about 75 to 80 per cent through their job. for them to get to city hall and register. And, Mr. Lipton adds, it is not fair to ask employers to give their staff time off to register. It would be "good for city council and good for the city" to extend the registration hours next week so renters could also register between 6 and 9 p.m. It would not be very expen- sive to do so, Mr. Lipton points out. People don't realize how many young workers there are in the city who would like to vote but they work the same hours as city hall and it is very difficult for them to register. Mr. Lipton also expressed concern about the lack of in- formation on voter eligibility. He believes more publicity should have been given to who delayed is eligible to vote in the Oct. 16 J election prior to next Wednesday, the deadline for renter registration. "I have talked to some Mr. Lipton says, "who didn't know they are eligible to vote in the civic election." By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer A request for the city to supply four mini-buses for transportation of the han- dicapped will be presented to council within a month, says the chairman of a local han- dicapped group. Frank Merkl. chairman of Disabled on the Move, says a brief, outlining the necessity for such a service and cost es- timates, is being prepared. At its next meeting, city council will be notified of the request and impending brief although. Mr. Merkl says, he hopes to have the brief done for that meeting. The 43-year-old aldermanic candidate says the proposed bus system could help tran- sport an estimated dis- abled and elderly people in the city. The bus system would not only be used by disabled peo- ple in wheelchairs but also the elderly who have problems us- ing the current public tran- sportation system and other persons with ambulatory problems. Mr. Merkl says the figure 000 for people who could benefit from the system in the city was arrived at through national research statistics which indicate one in seven people are disabled. The brief will use those statistics plus some cost figures supplied by the city. The brief will be based on a similar request in Medicine Hat which has provided tran- sportation for handicapped in that city, he says. Marvin Foulkes, Calgary director for the Canadian Paraplegic Association and transportation organizer for that city, will be helping in the preparation of the brief. Mr. Merkl says his group is looking at the use of provin- cial funds, to be given to the city for transportation, to help finance the project. In making the transporta- tion funds available to Alberta cities. Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne, urged cities to take handicapped transportation under con- sideration. Paving Difficulties in getting equip- ment because of the construc- tion pace in the city this summer has delayed planned paving work on 28th Street N. from 9th Street to Park Meadows Boulevard until next vear. Police calls fewer in August GUARANTEED SERVICE To SONY. LLOYDS, PIONEER. NORESCO, and mott othtr makM of ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 lo You ANGLO STIRIO A PHOTO SIHVICI DIPT. 419SthStTMtSouth PhOM 328-OS75 Police were busy in August but offences in Lethbridge were fewer compared with July, says the Lethbridge City Police August statistical report. Shoplifting offences were cut almost in half with 16 cases in August and 30 in July. Theft from cars totalled 21 compared with 30 reports in July. Twenty assaults were reported in August and 32 assaults were reported in July. Also down were reports of theft over with eight in PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 Ave. S Phone 327-4121 12 Pieces fried chicken 4 Com 4 Otrmer French Fries or Potato Salad Sweet and Sour Sauoe DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR FOR ONLY 5 .75 JUST CALL 327-0240 or 327-2297 LOTUS INN Across from ttw CPR Depot August and 12 in July. Reports of theft under S200 totalled 107. compared with 147 in July. Nine reports of possession of stolen property were received in August compared with 18 offences in July. Fraud cases in August were down to 13 from 16 cases in July and 79 other criminal offences were reported in August, down from 94 in July. Police answered 1.496 com- plaints in August, compared with 1.923 in July. The number of prisoners taken by city police in August was down to 336 from 434 in July. There were 66 people charg- ed with being drunk in a public place in August, compared with 115 in July and 115 people were picked up for being drunk but were not charged, compared with 167 in July. The number of auto ac- cidents in August was also down. 245. from 248 in July and the number of injuries from auto accidents was down to 58 from 73 in July. Fifty-one hit and run ac- cidents were reported in August, compared with 54 in July. Parking violations was also down to 3.194 from in July. Drug violations in August numbered 16 cases, compared with six cases in July. Also up was the number of break and enter cases. 41 in August and 30 in July. Twenty-four hour suspen- sions climbed to 41 in August from 18 in July and the number of speeders charged jumped to 322, compared with 302 in Julv. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL. MECHANIC Fhora 328-4095 Volunteer instructors Needed to teach Jn the le'tibt nlge Area Phone Wetrtmg 327-7064 Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Unit No. 34 GENERAL MEETING MONDAY, SEPT. 23rd 8 P.M. in the Clubrooms Reports will be tabled AH Members Are Urged To Attend Mr. Merkl says his group will be seeking support from other organizations including the Chamber of Commerce in getting city council to approve such a transportation project. About 30 organizations were on hand Monday at a meeting of Disabled on the Move when the feasibility of presenting a request for buses was dis- cussed. The city transit system was not represented. Nutrition course offered It doesn't cost more and probably costs less to eat properly. This is the item of a Univer- sity of Lethbridge course en- titled "Basic Concepts of Nutritional Knowledge." The course will deal with such specific topics as: food additives, toxic components of food, exercise and nutrition, longevity and nutrition, food processing and nutritional value and special diets. The course is open to all interested persons regardless of academic background. Classes will be held in Room E-630 of the Academic Residence Building Mondays from to 9 p.m., beginning Monday. Interested persons may ob- tain registration forms from the registrar's office or im- mediately prior to the first class. Land price 17% of house cost The Alberta government must examine methods of decentralization to ease demands on agriculture land for urban use. a provincial study of land use and its affect on housing costs released this week suggests. The study, prepared by private consulting firms for the province, points out that taxation of excess profits on land, increasing the supply of lots and public assembly of land could be used as methods of controlling spiraling hous- ing costs. The greatest contributor to rising housing costs is the sub- division of land into lots. Sub- division utilities and roads, the study found, account for up to 85 per cent of the total cost of developing lots. And land accounts for 17 to 25 per cent of the total cost of a housing unit, the study states. The 169-page study investigates urban land economics, urban planning, subdivision development and construction procedures. Edmonton. Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie and Ft. McMurray were the com- munities the consulting firms selected for the study of land and housing costs. Attendance increases at Nikka Yuko Garden If the number of visitors throughout the summer is any indication to the growing pop- ularity of the Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden, manager G. E. Rhodes can say he has had a good summer. Overall attendance at the garden to the end of August was visitors, an increase of people over the previous year. Mr. Rhodes, in a report given at a regular meeting of the Lethbridge and district Japanese Garden society, showed that attendance had increased in three of the four summer months. May attendance was down 926 from May, 1973. while June attendance was 9.375. up from the same month last year. Attendance in July was up 615 from last year and August apparently was the best month for increased visitors, with 21.579, up from August, 1973. Mr. Rhodes said in his report the best Sunday of the summer was Aug. 4, with people visiting the garden. The following three Sundays saw and 1.159 peo- ple visit the garden. On Sept. 4 a film crew from the Alberta Educational Com- munication Association took motion pictures of the garden, which will be shown around mid-October on the television series "Come Alive." Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS Phone 328-2176 MOVING? Jerry LZezulkaAAC.I. 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