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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, September 26, 1973 250 local equestrians find facilities totally inadequate By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer One hundred years ago horses owned Lethhridge streets. Not today. They are second class citizens in search oi a place to stretch their legs. In Lethbridge and sur- rounding area there is one trail where horses and riders can do their thing without be- ing harrassed by automobiles. The quarter-mile trail is in In- dian Battle Park. Mrs. Viven Goodrich, a 4-H club leader, says to get to the trail one has to ride in the ditch alongside the highway. Mrs. Goodrich and her children were riding in the ditch last week and one of the horses cut his foot on a piece ol glass. There are about 250 registered riders in Lethbridge and Mrs. Goodrich thinks existing facilities are totally inadequate. She likes to ride on the outskirts of Lethbridge but says this is very difficult because many of the property owners don't allow horses on their land. Fred Hess, a local horseowner. thinks it's a miracle no one has been killed. It's dangerous when horses and cars have to share the same thoroughfare. He thinks signs should be erected where riders cross the highways. He also thinks the city should purchase some land for horse trails before it becomes too expensive. Jovce Davies, secretary of the Hilltoppers Hiding Club, says. "We have to truck our horses to ljmcher Creek. Most people don't want you on their land around here." Multi-use trails, that could be used by horses, could be about one year away, ac- cording to Bill DesBarres ol the River Valley Development Committee. Plans are on the drawing boards and could be before city council for approval in early 1974. Some trails could be ready lor public use next summer. The trails would be used by hikers, joggers, cross-country skiers and cyclists They would mainly be in the river bottom area. One of the difficulties the committee is facing is to make sure the various types of recreational activities don't conllict with each other. He 'ga.ve the example of the proposed trails and an archery ranged Another step toward the creation of horse trails is a seminar to be held by the provincial government which will discuss a multi-use trail system for all of Southern Alberta. It will be held Oct. 12 and 13 in the Civic Centre Gym. Public office can be sought by teachers Teachers working for the county, separate and public school systems are not being prevented from running for public office, spokesmen for the three school boards say. Board spokesmen were commenting on an Alberta Teachers Association brief presented to the provincial cabinet which claims that at least one school board in the province is violating a teacher's right to seek public of iice The ATA has asked for an investigation to see whether the board policy in question is in vilation of the Alberta Bill of Rights or the Individual Rights Protection Act. M V. Crumley, public school board secretary treasurer, quoted public board policy which states school per- sonnel are free to participate in local, provincial and fed- eral politics if they so desire, lollowmg provisions for time ott. without pay. Bob Grant, an ad- ministrator with the County of Lethbridge school system, says. ''We have never bothered anyone from holding public office." He said a number of teachers in this city have held civic positions The county board has no written policy dealing with the matter, said Mr. Grant. X L Hollander, secretary treasurer at the separate school board, says, "We have no written policy. It has been an accepted thing." ATA officials declined to disclose the name of the otlending board because there Here's Dramatic Lighting For Your Home SLIGHT CHANDELIER Classical elegance for your hall or dining room 171; Inch diameter Fall Sale, each 12 Inch Square Bedroom Fixture Economy Priced at only Call Hardware 327-5767 DOWNTOWN was a chance the teachers' local involved might be able to convince the board to rescind the policy. The policy apparently states that the board won't guarantee that a teacher, tak- ing leave of absence, could return to a comparable job when his term of office was up. Carpenter walkout imminent Lethbridge carpenters could be on strike by the end of the week, an unofficial strike vote count indicates. If the 45 members of Local 846 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America walk off their jobs, construction of the new public library, municipal hospital laundry and Palliser Distillery will stop. But Al Potter, a spokesman for the Calgary local, said Tuesday he is optimistic a strike will not be necessary. He said the carpenters can legally walk out Friday but contractors and union officials were to meet in Edmonton to- day to try and reach a settlement. Edmonton carpenters have also voted to take strike ac- tion, Edmonton union spokesman Ai Heidebrecht said The carpenters have re- jected a conciliation board offer that would have resulted in wages of to an hour. Foundation speaker set J. O'Niel of Calgary, ex- ecutive director of the Alberta Heart Foundation, was to be guest speaker at a southern regional meeting of the Heart Foundation in Lethbridge today. The meeting was held at Sven Ericksen's at 2 p.m. Certified btntil Mechanic CLIFF BUCK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Low ir Ltvtl PHONE 327-2822 "OUR VERY EMPRESS tops in Fashion This exquisite dressy sling is available in Brown. Red and black kid under glass Sizes 5'2 to 11 in widths AAA, AA, and B All New Ladies' "Coaster" by Joyce This comfortable Joyce Casual comes in Brun- ette Crinkle patent in sizes 6 to 11, AAAA, AAA, AA, and B wid- ths. WINTER BOOTS prop in now and see our large new selection of winter boots. We carry styles to fit the gal with the heavier calf. by Holiday Kaufman Joyce I MEN drop in and see our I large selection of Men's Shoes [by Dacks, Jarman, and ATV's jfor the High School and College (fellows. J LADIES' new shipment of Fall Handbags just arrived. I Ftl. until p.m. Trophy named after him ...Nathan Medd, pioneer pensioner activist Activity is Nathan's key to keeping people alive By JUDE CAMPBELL Herald Staff Writer Independence and activity are key words in the life oi Nathan Medd, honorary presi- dent of thp National Pen- sioners and Senior Citizens Federation. Mr. Medd began his associa- tion with the pensioners of Saskatoon as a musician, and later was choosen to represent the elderly as the first presi- dent of the Saskatoon branch. Mr. Medd explains the early foundations of the association as a "lot of darn hard work, but pleasurable." He organized the first gathering of five provincial branches and those in Alberta and B.C., and headed the com- mittee which in 1945 drafted the original constitution for the Old Age Pensioners, as they came to be known. Mr. Medd went on to serve as president of the national organization and held the posi- tion for a total of 26 years, be- ing replaced only five years ago. Through it all he followed his own motto "keeping active is the best thing in life" and drove over miles per year to keep in touch with groups and prospective groups of senior citizens. Now 84, Mr. Medd still con- tinues to drive to NPSCF conventions across Canada and made his way miles to attend the annual meeting held this week in Lethbridge. He was accorded a great honor at this convention by be- ing awarded the Nathan Medd Honorary Trophy, given for the first time to the man who inspired its initiation through his efforts to further the pen- sioners' cause. The award is to be presented each year to a member of an affiliated senior citizens' organization for out- standing work. Mr. Medd expressed his desire to have the trophy "spread around to do good for the organization and to en- courage individuals to get in- volved." He thinks people should be made to become independent, to "learn to do things for themselves not just sit around." The health of senior citizens is of importance, he said, but he hastens to add that active and interested minds are "keys to keeping a person alive." Throughout his own lifetime. Mr. Medd, a native of Yorkshire. England, and a Saskatchewan pioneer, has been involved in most every aspect of community, provin- cial and national affairs. His accomplishments include being a member of the Saskatoon Centennial Com- mittee, winner of the Saska- toon good citizens award, chairman of the school board, .member of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Saskatchevvan, presi- dent of the Pensioners and Senior Citizens of Saskatchewan, and the Elks honorary life He also served for three years on a provincial survey committee for aging and.long- term illness; organized numerous clubs for youngsters, as well as continu- ing affiliations which church clubs and acting as president and editor of the Pensioners and Senior Citizens Magazine which he initiated. Previous planning caused high taxes By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer Municipal mill rates are high because of a lack of previous planning, an associate planner with the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission says. Development in many areas has been random, with little attempt made to ensure that it makes overall economic sense. Jay Simons said in an interview. He said the role of planning 'commissions is to ensure that regions are developed to their potential. "We're not negating development, we just want to make sure that it makes economic and environmental he said. He said the most vocal criticism of the planning com- mission comes from speculators who are out "to make a fast buck" without looking at long-term goals. Small Jewish community celebrates New Year About 25 Lethbridge families will observe Jewish New Year celebrations com- mencing tonight The testival titled Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest celebrations observed by Jews throughout the world. This week's event marks the new vear 5734 "n the Jewish calen- dar. A time ol prayer and meditation, Kosh Hashanah is marked by services of deep solemnity in the temple or synagogue A Calgary cantor, assisted by members ol the Lethhridge congregation, will perform services at Beth Israel Synagogue "The Jewish community is dwindling in Southern Alber- ta." reports Max Moscovich. Hebrew community leader. "From 75 families located in Lethbridge in 1955, there are about 25 families left today." Mr Moscovich said. 'The children have gone to universities and moved to larger centres." Commencing at new year. days of penitence conclude with Yom Kippur. a day of tasting and atonement, Oct. 6, and the blowing of the Shofar or ram's horn at sunset on the sabbath West tourists stop at Shield Vacationers Irom the three prairie provinces show a strong preference to remain west of the Manitoba-Ontario border, a report says "Kvidentlv the long trek across the shield country of northern Ontario inhibits many Prairie residents from travelling to destinations in Eastern it says. The report is a summary of a study done by Bill Garland tor the Canadian Government Tiavel Bureau from 1966 to 1972 It consists of the vaca- tion travel patterns of 6.000 adults It shows more and more Canadians are travelling further distances every year particularly in their own country The 1972 survey reports 5 2 million Canadian vacations included at least one night in Canada This represents a 0.3 million increase over 1971. According to the survey, there was a continuing decline ot Canadian travellers to the United States, and an upward shift towards overseas destinations. The survey indicates there were significant changes in the travel habits of provincial residents. Ontario travellers showed a greater interest in seeing Canada. Atlantic vacationers, however, showed the strongest prelerence to travel within Canada. About 7 7 million or 58 per cent of Canadians took a holi- day in 1972. an increase of four per cent from 1971. Of this figure 1.2 million were from the Prairies There is a trend towards shorter, more fre- quent vacation trips. About 22 per cent of Canadians now take more than one vacation trip annually, compared with 16 per cent in 1971. Brocket man imprisoned A Brocket man who broke into a service station early Monday morning got and two years in prison for his ef- forts William Little Plume, 20, was accused of breaking into Dundee Texaco, 1406 3rd Ave. S., and took the silver, totall- ing around from the till. He was arrested later that day. About 80 per cent of sub- divisions which come to the commission for approval are accepted, Mr. Simons said. Criticism comes from those people whose projects are refused. The commission restricts development in cer- tain areas for rational reasons where the social good out- weighs individual benefit, he said. Most of the commission's time is spent providing positive directions for growth in the area. The commission acts as the planning agency for its 28 member municipalities, including the City of Lethbridge. Development control bylaws are drawn up by the municipalities, with ad- vice from ORRPC. Much of the adverse com- ment concerning the planning commission's work results from its authority over sub- division approval. But the prime basis of ORRPC's sub-division policy is a desire to keep prime agricultural land in produc- tion. "There isn't that much prime agricultural Mr. Simons said, and Canadians have some responsibility to the rest of the world to keep farm production at high levels. For instance, he said, the J. A. Jarvie proposal for a large residential-recreational sub- division east of the city may have a far higher cost when consideration is made of the farm land which would be taken out of production. Most of the land which Mr. Jarvie wants to develop is classed as prime farmland. Mr. Simons said the goals and objectives the commis- sion has set aren't established solely by the planners. People in the region, through representatives on the planning commission, set the goals which it then has to apply to proposed developments. When asked if the commis- sion runs up against a frontier-individualist men- tality, Mr. Simons said people holding such attitudes are usually the ones who support the commission. They don't like to see land taken out of its traditional use farming and ranching and turned over to developers, he said SMSLEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SchvmizBlilg. 2225th St. S. PlioiH Talk show on abortion Ph. 328-0372 2716 12 Ave. S. The topic abortion will be discussed in the first of 15 talk shows to be presented at p.m. Oct. 5. on Channel 2 cablevision. The talk presented by a group called Community Cations will be produced and directed by Rick Hollingsworth, free-lance producer who has worked with Channel 11, the educational channel in Edmonton. Co-host and co-producer will be Vern Young, local artist who works with J Signs. Guest co-hosts during the season include CJOC radio Playgoers elect head CAMM'S 403-5th Struts. 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