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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 1VT4 TIM M Coaldale ratepayers advued Riverside hazard With the arrival of spring breakup, ice flows have formed along the banks of the Old Man River, offering a hazardous temptation to those hiking along the river's edge. Though the ice in the flows appears solid, it is not. One might try walking out to the water's side but the rotten ice can unexpectedly give way, dumping a person into the cold spring runoff. The South In short Firearm safety course offered COALDALE (HNS) Six boys received trophies from the south Lethbridge County 26 recreation board and Scotia Insurance for being honor students in a firearm safety program here Winners were George Bohner, Robbie Bodie, David Chalmers, Jody Mayer, Clifford Bohner and Kevin Wahl Receiving honorable mention were Daryl Cale and Gary Gettman The participants were judged on their performance in a six- session course conduct, attendance, handling of firearms and scoring A total of 19 boys aged 11 to 16 tuuk the course Instructors were members of the Coaldale police department Judges for the winners were George Oshiro and Wayne Stewart, members of the Coaldale po'hce commission I Firearms and materials were supplied by the recreation COMflCll department. Vauxhall band concert Tuesday a Fort MacLeod, RCMP at odds over station FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Mayor Charlie Edgar tossed a few barbs at the RCMP's five- man detachment here at Monday night's regular council meeting over rental rates for a proposed town police station "I have tried to talk to said Mayor Edgar, "but they double talk They have got 'maintain the right' on their badges but the only right they want to maintain is their own right." Mayor Edgar said he is disturbed over costs of maintaining law and order in Fort Macleod at the 1973 pace for guards' wages this town is paying double for police protection that Claresholm pays. Council was informed a new building would cost but under the federal government's winter works scheme, 30 per cent of the cost would be paid by Ottawa. (Labor costs would total 30 per cent and winter works offers 100 per cent forgiveness of winter labor Council was told the town would break even on the FOREMOST (Special) The Vauxhall Viking Band will stage a concert performance in the school gymnasium here April 9. at 7-30 p m The two-hour concert will be sponsored by the high school music class of -Foremost School The Vauxhall Band has been invited to represent Alberta and Canada at Expo 74, the World Fair to be held at Spokane, Wash., this summer Proceeds from the concert will go towards the group's expenses South Pacific opens Thursday The Foremost Theatrical Society will stage the two-act musical South Pacific Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Players include children Kim Berntson and Lome Buis, Bryan Dillenbeck and Geoff Tagg as officers, and stars Bill Butterwick and Joyce Pisko. Youths allowed in pool hall STIRLING (HNS) Fifteen-year-olds will be allowed to enter the local pool hall when a propsed bylaw is passed by the village council. Elks plan Fernie meeting FERNIE District deputy grand exalted ruler Don Harrod of Fernie has announced the Elks' district meeting will be held April 27, in the Fernie Elks Hall with members attending from Fort Macleod, Granum, Pincher Creek, Coleman, Blairmore, Fernie and Elkford. Figure skating club organizes COALDALE (HNS) Shirley Farr recently elected president of the newly-formed Coaldale and District Figure Skating Club. Others elected- Shirley Holmes, vice-president; Karen Steinbrenner, secretary, and Vera Reynolds, treasurer. Lorna Smith is badge chairman; Lynn Glbbs, testing chairman, and Phyllis King is in charge of publicity. Directors are Ruth Blakie, Lorene Harrison, Rosemary Neufeld and Douglas Reynolds. The next general club meeting will be held in the fall. The group is anticipating a larger enrolment. Figure skating will be taught In the newly-opened Sportsplex arena here. FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Joe Navratil of Fort Macleod plans to move a 24-by 62-foot building from Calgary to this town if he can buy IVi lots here to put it on, causing Mayor Charlie Edgar to comment, "Mayor Rod Sykes won't like this." Town secretary Roy White noted Mr. Navratil bought one lot and found it wasn't big enough. Unfortunately there isn't a vacant lot next door so another location will have to be found. J. A. Toogood has succeeded in having the Alberta government liquor store shifted half a lot from its proposed location on lots three and four south of 24th Street. He owns lots one and two Council agreed to ask the government to move the store half a lot east if Mr. Toogood agrees to purchase the half lot for He agreed. A meeting will be held between Mayor Charlie Edgar, Coun. Ron Tilbe and members of the centennial parade committee to discuss the parade route. The RCMP sergeant told council there are numerous breaks in the parade and traffic can be allowed through on Highway 3 without slowing the parade down. "It is agreed the sergeant, "that the parade route cuts through the highway." Two local citizens appeared Crowsnest Piss Bureau NEws-ciiirauTim-JMmiimm VfllNON DfCOUX, BeiMlH (tat-. I District I calendar I Flicker Creek Caiyoi Schtel sixth year students will present the two-act operetta All Baba and the Forty Thieves at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday the annual meeting of the CwMate Mhwr AsMCtattm will be held at p.m. April 9, in the before council to complain about 10 or 12 dogs running loose all day and scattering garbage down the lanes. Mayor Charlie Edgar said owners will be notified they must keep their dogs under control then the town will crack down on the problem. G. D Yorgason of the town applied to purchase Lot 20 on the south side of 12th Street west of 5th Avenue. He already owns Lots 21, 22 and 23 He wants to erect another building. The lot will sell for the commercial price of Coun. John Davis and Mayor Charlie Edgar will meet to discuss the application further. Bobby Eden of MEMO (disaster services act rescue club) showed one of 30 centennial signs club members are constructing and painting for the town to earn money for their group. About two feet square, it has a large red maple leaf on a yellow background and the words, "Centennial, 1874- 1974." Council was pleased with progress to date. The local RCMP sergeant told council it isn't up to the local detachment to drop into the pool hall "every 15 minutes to see if there is a drunk in there." He said the pool hall proprietor is not co- operating in notifying the police. The sergeant agreed drunkeness is a problem with youthgs attending the hall. Seven mark 90 years PINCHER CREEK (Special) Coun. Thomas Hammond told the Pincher Creek MD council recently that seven people residing at the Crestview Senior Citizens' Lodge here are older than 90. They are Louise Kunkel, Annie McTavish, Brldgit Aschacher, Maude Allison, Emma Tustian, Jack Lockhart and Henry building if it charged the RCMP a month rent. The RCMP has offered to pay per month and the town is demanding Monday night it was revealed the town has pegged its rental demand to pay for the cost of prisoner accommodation. It was suggested the town work out ah agreement with the RCMP "hereby every out of town prisoner held in the cells, would have his accommodation paid by the RCMP. Coun. Phil Hodnett said his experience with winter works projects led him to expect only one project would be granted per town. He said the town would be helping the RCMP only to deny itself another possible project. Coun. Hodnett said the local citizens are going to pay another three or four mills for a building that might not turn out to be an asset after amortization in 25 years. "It might just be a hunk of lumber and a lump of said Coun. Hodnett. Council was informed the RCMP won't pay i monthly rentals because the force doesn't know, council's position on prisoner accommodation. Figures have been worked out whereby the costs are based on 20 per cent for the security section of the building and six-elevenths for the rest of the building. The town built a station for the RCMP in 1966 which was to have been adequate for 15 years Now it is said to be inadequate for the.force here. Councillors will take another look at the proposal. Applications for federal winter works assistance must be submitted soon for the 1974- 75 program. Native women show films MILK RIVER (HNS) Rose Yellowfeet, Annie Cotton and Carrie Cotton were special guests at the February meeting of St. Paul's United Church Women's Association meeting. Rose works with the Native Counselling service of Alberta and Annie teaches the Blackfoot language at the Lethbridge Community College. They brought two interesting films: The Bitter Wind snowed how the lives of a happy, industrious Indian family in Ariaona wen ruined by the parents becoming alcoholics, and the of the older son to try to reclaim them. The other film portrayed the disastrous effect of drug on groups of young people of various stratas of society. Rose said that the native people and other young people need understanding, friendship and education to help them overcome these Green Acres Lodge rates have gone up COALDALE (HNS) Room add board rates for residents in a Green Acres Foundation' Lodge at Lethbridge nave been raised to and for single and double rooms. This was done by provincial islatton. was awaited for sometime Councillor Mrs. Erna Goertzen recently informed 42 people attending the annual town ratepayers' meeting. Mrs. Goertzen is council's representative on the foundation board. She said 12 persons from the Coaldale community resided in the various facilities last year. There is a waiting list of 85. Coun. Goertzen gave the highlights from the Coaldale Centennial Library for 1973. There were 97 free memberships awarded There are 147 adult memberships and 382 for children. Membership from the district totals 190. There are about volumes in the library. up from the previous year at Of this, books were taken children and by adults There were 187 books rebound Some 399 new books were purchased. Coun. John Gossen, reporting for the Barons- Eureka Health Unit and its social preventive services, said a speech therapist appointed last year works with preschool and school children who suffer speech impediments A psychologist is on staff and counselling is a large part of the service. Health literature is available. Coun. Peter Letkemann said the town has 19 full-time employees, plus four on the police department. Last year, in the peak season, the payroll totalled He said members of. the police department want to be know as "peace officers." "They are your employees and your Coun. Letkemann said A fourth person was hired on the police force and there was one replacement made during the year. A total of in fines was collected for the province and for town coffers. A total of 454 summons were issued, compared to 319 in 1972 Fire and ambulance department reports for 1973 were given by Coun. Abram Ens. He said 21 fire calls had been made. Nine in town and 12 in the country Property damage in town was about and in county. The Coaldale volunteer fire department spent hours in training. The town ambulance answered 70 calls. Of these, 39 were in town, 13 in the county and the reminder to Lethbridge and beyond. A report was not given on the activities of the recreation department. No explanation was given for absence of the report. Reporting on public works, Coun. William Marines said the department has a busy crew with regular maintenance and needs to stockpile a lot of gravel. Parks were prepared in Krahn subdivision and the former sewer lagoon. A large number of young trees have been planted which will be available for local citizens when large enough. A total of 133 lineal feet of sidewalk were laid, costing For 1974, plans are to have lineal feet of sidewalk 'laid, the same amount of streets paved and a like amount of streets prepared for paving. Band committee i seeks funds COALDALE (HNS) Two thousand dollars is needed for transportation, registration, chaperones and other costs by a committee recently appointed to make plans for the community band to attend the International Band Festival at Moose Jaw, May 16, to May 19. Bands from R. I. Baker, St. Joseph's and Kate Andrews High school will participate. The band will be comprised of about 78 students, who must donate toward accommodation and meals. One chaperone per 10 students is required and 10 have now unlnnij The Herald District Indians welcome firm media grant For the first time in four years, Indian News Media in Standoff will know how much revenue to expect from the federal and provincial governments. Les Healy, executive director of the society, which published the twice-monthly Kamai News, said Monday that since 1969, the organization has been hampered by inconsistent funding. He welcomed an announcement made last week that the federal and provincial governments would contribute a year over the next two years to the Standoff-based operation. In the past, he said, Indian News Media has been unable to plan programs because it never knew when the government grants would arrive, or how much it was getting At the beginning of the 1973- 74 fiscal year, it knew the provincial government was providing Later, in July, the federal government announced Indian News Media would get and two weeks ago, the province said it would contribute another People were afraid to apply for jobs because they would never know when they would get paid, Mr. Healy said "It was a frustrating experience." Now that funding has been placed on a more consistent basis, he said, Indian News Media can begin to develop programs that will better serve the native ronununity, including Metis, in Southern Alberta. In the past, Kainai News has focussed on events on the Blood Resr but the staff will now try and change that orientation, he said. Meetings with Metis leaders and band councils in the Treaty 7 area will be set up in the next two months to develop better contact with areas outside the Blood Reserve, Mr Healy said Coleman rec board planning anniversary COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Coun. Jerry Rejman told 26 ratepayers at the recent annual town meeting the Coleman recreation board carried out "an excellent program of activity all during its nine months of operation in 1973 despite the fact it had operated on very limited funds." The board hired Gary Nelson as recreation director in September. Last summer the recreation program included bus trips for Transport manager moved COUTTS (HNS) Glen Hacke, Coutts terminal manager for Hill and Hill Transport of Canada Ltd. for two years, has been transferred to Anchorage, Alaska where he will be terminal and public relations manager. The move was made necessary by plans for the Alaska pipeline being- built from .the North Slope to Valdez. At a recent farewell party held in the fire hall for Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hacke, recognition was given Mr. Hacke by Everett Ford, the Border Counties instructor for EMO and St. Jonn Ambulance first aid. Etzikom CWL names officers ETZIKOM (HNS) Joice Harty has been named president of the Faith Sacred Heart Catholic Women's League. Other officers are Charlotte Herbst, vice president; Dorothy Harty, secretary; Marion Halvorson, treasurer, and Lottie Gaetz, convener visits to the sick. youths and senior citizens, campouts, playground activities, and arts and crafts classes The board is completing plans for Coleman's 70th anniversary celebrations this year. The board has received its per capita operating grant from the government in the amount of and has applied for a capital assistance grant of The greater portion of this money is earmarked for repairs and improvements m the local arena. Mayor John Holyk mentioned that facing council this year are the selection of a location for a new nuisance grounds, arena repairs and supervision, drainage problems on Second Street, Phase 2 development of Pineview subdivision, local government issues, increasing water pressure in Pineview subdivision, street numbering and other projects. Town plans trailer site COALDALE (HNS) Establishment of a new town owned trailer site here is under way. Town council has set policy that all trailer hook-ups would have to meet set standards which have been upgraded recently. Total cost of the 14- unit site, to install services including some gas lines, will be about The present eight-trailer site will probably be phased out when the new site is ready. 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