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   Steinbach Carillon News (Newspaper) - December 15, 1966, Steinbach, Manitoba                                Here There This is the shopping season and experts estimate that along with the rest of Canadians will spend more money than ever before on Christmas shop ping It is estimated that close to will be spent for every woman and child in the province a nice tidy particularly f you happen to have a family of ten Yet in spite of this indication of good times more working days have been lost in strikes this year than any year since A report in the Financial Post has made calculations indicating that mandays have been lost during the first 9 months of If the Air Canada which took place later is the 1946 figure will be Just scanned an interesting little paper published at bearing the name of Taiga It is an mimeographed and was sent to Pete Funk by his daughter Gordon Gibson was transferred to Church ill from Steinbach as manager of the Royal Bank The issue of December 2 carries as its main page one as one could an item about a man freez ing to death behind the Another story tells about a malemute dog waking its master when his cottage burst into The article says the black Alaskan rnalemute was a wheel dog on his masters whatever that The weather at the time was at the height of a three day record blizzard with a windchill recording of ap proximately according to the 30 and a 70 At the height of this relates another a rock was hurled through the window of a family letting in a great deal of fresh air and A consoling factor was the fact that the rock didnt hurt any of the family who were sitting around their T V All and we think its tough up here in southern where we expect a bonspiel thaw in February The guys and gals at the Royal extend best wishes for a warm Christmas to you at Gordon and Esther Gibson We see by the papers that Franks Friendly Family Farms have become Freeds Friendly Family Farmsfl Either its quite a mouthful for the girls answering the Now that we have formed a Centennial Activities Committee in good suggestions on how to ob serve Canadas 100th birthday are coming Prize suggestions of the week is that we burn our TV sets along with the Bonfire of Friendship just to prove that jvere and dont need CBCs pornography shows as we march into the second century of Centennial Activities Committee Formed Some of the events tentatively scheduled In addition to the New Years Eve were Febru ary opening of Steinbachs Cen tennial skating April Mu sic Festival May 21 The Centennial Caravan last Kindale Last week In June and July 1 Agricultural fair and sports day special e vent at Museum Octo ber 9 November 11 Armistice Other events will be added to this list as they are For Rosalie Toews is investi gating the possibility of staging a giant Song Festival of the type Mennonite churches hold each Discussion also centered on an Old Home which will be sponsored should public inter est warrant Some organizations which were unable to send delegates to the first meeting have since indicat ed that they want to Join the The climate seems to be just right for a gala anniversary celebra A committee which will cor relate centennial events In Stein bach was formed here last week and Immediately went to work outlining and scheduling some of the events that will be Together with the rest of Can Steinbach will light a bon fire of friendship at Similar fires will be lit in all towns and cities in Can ada from coast to signal ling the arrival of Canadas 100th Councillor Loewen will be in charge of this which will include 0 Canada by a large of school a dedicatory address by a brief ad dresses by the mayor and and a song by the entire congre George expects to add a few frills to the which will be announced in detail In next weeks The whole event is planned to take not longer than half an Indications are that the Idea is being very well re At the meeting held last Thurs It was decided that every organization wishing t partici pate or having a centennial event will elect or appoint a member to the centennial Dur ing the course of the these representatives will act as chair man or organizers of their own but assisted by the whole group when Derksen was elected chair Joan Schellenberg secre The two have power to ap point additional members to the Members at the board who will participate include Reeve Joan Herman Loe of Kins Moooey tod Bill Hie Hanover Society Kindale School Jake teachers Society Ed Banman SCI student council Hanover School trustees Music Festival Rosalie Extinguish Fire At Meat Plant A potentiallydangerous fire was nipped In the bud Monday night at Bergman Meat Products in The fire broke out in early evening when a natural gas pipe broke In the smoke It had started to smoulder in a pile of shavings when first noticed by Steinbachs Fire Brigade was called and extinguished the fire without any damage to either e quipment or CARILLON Serving Southed stem Manitoba VOLUME XXI single copies 10 cents each 1966 22 PAGES NUMBER manager of CFAM by the station towards left smiles happily as he receives a cheque for from Elmer Hildebrand radio The cheque represents the first payment of a pledge made the Mennonite Village a centennial project of Manitoba CFAM Donates To Mennonite Historical Society Radio station recently announced that it will donate a total of to the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society over the next four years to be used in the societys mu seum village Elmer CF AMs presented the first cheque for to the Society Reimer at his office last In accepting the Reimer said that the contribu tion was indicative of the spirit in which Mennonites of all faiths were united In this large Cen tennial Also indicative of the spirit in which the con tributions were he were contained in a letter re ceived from Radio station man ager Elmer from which be quoted This is to advise you that our Board of Directors discuss ed your project at length at their last and they see the great potential that the Men nonite Village has for the fu Radio Southern Manitoba is therefore prepared to give your Society unqualified A sixthousand dollar donation will be payable over a four year of even greater val ue for the Society will be the publicity and advertising support that we are prepared to Radio Southern Manitoba is act ing as the cohesive element for Mennonites throughout and extensive radio support will no doubt help you reach your objective sooner and with great er During the past Rei mer has directed tus greatest ef forts soliciting contri Thisisaprojectevery one is interested in and the re sponse to our appeal has been he A partial list of firms who have contributed in cash or sign ed pldges include the following Loewen Peter Reimer Reimer Agencies Reimer Express Lines Friesen Son Penners Transfer John Penner Reimers Shoppe Dycks Containers Forest Friendly Farms Redekop Thiessen Transportation A Barkman Penner Foods Steinbach Hat chery Derksen Prin ters Defehr Sons and Bark man Furniture Needed Reimer reports further that the original farm home will be moved in from the Winkler district shortly after He pointed out that the greatest need now was for authentic fur niture to furnish this We will have to find some way to continued on page 5 FrenchCanadians Attend Conference Rebate Resolution Presented By MLA Caril lon spoke to the Legislature last week on his resolution to have the school tax rebate credited by the municipality at the time the rate payers pay their taxes instead of the present system of rebate di rectly from the provincial gov ernment Speaking to the Barkman said I am happy to present this Re solution to this Assembly for the second 1 hope this Govern ment Is not surprised to see it presented for the second In fact with 18 or so new mem bers in this which adds a lot of new thinking power and a new Minister of Municipal Affairs plus the fact that all of us here today have had an opportunity to rekindle our memories and have found out more so Just what the people of Manitoba really want when we asked them to vote for us it the last if we adopt ed this a lot of our problems would be It cer tainly would be more efficient time cost wise and much better relations would result municipal wise and most Impor tant of the taxpayer wouldnot have to loan Us own money to the Government or such a length of time without And that the ex tra money they pay into the Mun icipality at the time they pay their taxes ooes very otten not come back till months I remember the Minister of Municipal Affairs telling us last year that this would all be speed ed up slightly but its still mighty if I as a taxpayer would be behind that far I would have to pay a But the other point Im trying to make is this Many an old couple on pension or many a widow on widows who are pay ing their taxes by the could first of all have this worry of paying taxes off their minds soon and could possibly have saved the interest they may be paying the Municipality be cause they didnt quite manage to pay their taxes before the 31 Tax Payment This interest could very well be quite a proportion of the school tax re bate they receive some months And believe it or not I am still receiving calls from people tell ing me they have not received their school tax rebates from I realize that the odd per son who phones has never really applied for the but my point is if this had been deducted right at the time he paid his taxes at the municipality there would have been no confu sion at So why does the Government want to use the taxpayers money continued page 5 Annette Paranty Annette Parenty of Otterburne has been chosen to represent the French ethnic group in Manitoba at a Centennial project confer Meet Louis Bouvier of Gene vie ve will assist They respective ly attend the Pierre Collegiate and the Joseph College of Ot The conference will include 80 students representing 40 differ ent Manitoban ethnic and will be held at the Johns Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg Louis Bouvier starting January 3rd to end the They will have to prepare a display illustrating the French background and culture in Mani and must deliver several speeches on the ad and necessity of re taining ones original background and Annette will also be asked to prepare a French meal and both will have to be ready to talk on the their lan etc any time during the conference Blood Donor Clinic Held On 18 For a number of years the Red Cross has held Blood Do nor Clinics in all areas of Man The donors have been very generous in giving their time and The donors have saved many lives this past If you had not donated your a dear one would be missing in many homes this This year again an appeal for blood is Are you willing to donate your blood to save a life It is Christmas the time when presents are Will you give your blood and save a sufferer this year This years clinic will be held on December 28 from to and from to in the Steinbach Collegiate audi An appeal is made to every one between the ages of 17 and 65 living in the Landmark and Stein bach areas to donate his or her Those 1718 years of age will be accepted provided a card is presented duly signed by the donors parent or The cards are Red Cross and will at your nearest high Niverville Defeats Incorporation Vote Niverville ratepayers defeat ed a referendum to incorporate the village Monday in a close vote which drew of the eligible voters Final tally was 93 for incor 75 against with two re Although it failed to muster the required 60 ma There were 290 eligible When the petition for incorpor ation was first presented to Han over Council on September it was signed by 115 And when the final tally was only 93 voted for The ratepayers who signed the petition were in favor of Incor poration because it would allow them to pay their taxes at Incorporation would have meant that the people would not be re quired to pay on a general levy for projects undertaken by the As for public such as sidewalks and this would not mean any additional expense under incorporation since they had always paid for this them The petition had been present ed to Hanover Council by Peter chairman of the Niver ville Village Also on the committee are John Enns and David Bueckert said that in pre senting the the commit tee had studied the examples of Pierre and In order to qualify for incor an area must have an assessment of not less than over 500 inhabitants and be living close enough toge ther to warrant Gregoires Hold Opening The grand openeing of Gre goires Service station in Anne was a great Judg ing by the attendance of well wishers who came not only from Anne but neighbouring towns as The event speaks well for Denis who left a good Job as mechanic in California to take on the challenge of starting his own business back home in Can Gregoire is an exception ally wellqualified Af ter working as an apprentice in he attended a three years course in automotive me chanics at the Following that he took a course in tractor and diesel which he passed with During the war he worked with the Army as mechanic in spector in the transport Until coming to he was employed as mechanic in Winners of the top door prizes at the opening were Richard Le who won a wrist watch a toothbrush and Dobbs of who won a set of A postmortem of the vote was held by committee members Tuesday Chairman of the Peter told the Carillon what he thought was the reason for the votes failure to A lot of people were against sewer and water and felt that a vote for incorporation was a vote for sewer and We were unable to convince them that the two were entirely he I still think a good majority were for incor poration as shown by the fact that the vote itself actually pass he AsKed for a possible reason for the inconsistency between the pe tition for incorporation signed by 115 and the final tally 93 Bueckert said A lot of names on the petition werent ratepayers they were pay Ing rent in a home registered in another persons With another vote be called Not until after the general meet ing in We acted on the request of the ratepayers this time and will do so again if re Bueckert conclud Tolstoi Man Returns From DriveAway by Bially Mike Bially of Bially of Tolstoi recently returned from a newsmaking trip to Bially took part in a mass driveaway of International the largest new truck ca valcade to leave the big truck manufacturing plant The 102 new trucks were driven in procession from the International Harvester plant in Ontario to the bor where Bially took the All Canadian route while others went via the on their return trip to Winnipeg and points Together with 68 dealers and wives from other parts of Man Mike Hew to Mi chigan via NorthWest Airlines on November They travelled by bus to Ont ario where the dealers were honoured at a banquet that eve Following the the group continued on to Ontario where they spent the On November 29 they toured the International Harves ter truck plant at Chatham and were the first western dealer group to visit the plant since the huge multimillion dollar addi tion was On November at he left Chatham In the large cara van with his new trucks and ar rived home in four Provincial police officers in Ontario provided full coopera tion in watching over the safety of the truck The vehicles were well spaced out to avoid in convenience to Mike says be enjoyed the un usual driving experience very Only that he had plenty of snow and icy roads on his return trip to Arena Advisory Board Named By Town Council An Arena Advisory the function of which would be to supervise and organize arena activities was set up at a special council meeting Monday It was agreed that the board would consist of two one representative from the Chamber of one re presentative from the Playground one citizen member and one representative from the Recreation Council decided to ask the fol lowing people to act on the board Roland Johnny Vogt representing Alvin Reimer Chamber of Ernie Toews Playground Asso Dennis Guenther pri vate citizen and Smith Recreation Council also authorized a change in the rink Frame construction in the gable ends was decided on Instead of concrete This resulted in a saving of The Playground represented by Ernie re commended to Council that afull time recreation director be hired for the town to coordinate athle tic activities and make year round use of the rink when com Council discussed the matter but came to no definite In other Council de cided to approve the building pe A mit for Barkman Concrete sub ject to certain The permit called for the closing off of Arnold Notice of approval will have to appear in the Carillon so that householders will have a chance to present submissions concern ing Other from here went up north far at Biwett and report and Ed Banman Bruno Derksen John Ray Rower and Don For Ray Rower this the firmt hunting Whn caSi back with was me iirmt moose hunting When hesuddenly maw a huoa supplied by the hlm he became so excited that he couldnt hold hit gun I 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