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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 3 B.C. Telephone Expansion Set For Ferule, Sparwood NATAL, B.C. (1LNS) More! than will bo invested this year in new telephone in- stallations in the Fernie, Spai-- wood and areas as part of the B.C. Telephone Company's 1J70 expansion, the company has announced. Norm Wilson, East Kootenay district manuger, said the in- stallations arc part of the dis- trict's million capital con- struction program, one of the largest annual undertakings in the company's history- It will provide1 major cable additions in Fernie, a new tele- phone office at Elko and a start of the installation of an elec- tronic switching centre in Spar Mr. Wilson said that in Fcr nie itself, where telephone growth is expected to quadruple by Jan. more than 000 will be spent, this year o: aerial and underground cab! installations. Conduit will be in stalled north of the telephone o: Cce. Underground feeder cab! will be placed north and sout of the office and buried arx aerial distribution cable is to lx placed throughout the ex change. Mart' than will go in a 400-line addition to swilchin in the Fernie tele, lone office to meet growing eeds of the mining and other .duslries in the area. Additional circuits to Cran- rook also are lo be added this ear at a cost of about At Elko, which now is served hrough the Fernie office, XX) will be spent this year to nstall a 200-line portable witching office, distribution and toll cable and related, facili- ies. This new automatic dial fa- cility is to be in operation in the fall. At Spanvood, an electronic switching centre will be put into operation in the spring of W71, with most of the cost jeing mc'l during 1970. When used together with touch-calling telephones that have a push-button pad in place of the rotary dial, the exchange makes possible additional cus- tomer sen-ices and will com- plete calls more quickly. In Cfanbrook, more than million will be invested this ywr in a wide of fa- cilities, including a new 000 building to go up beside the existing telephone office. Con- struction is to start about May with the building to be in ser- vice about mid-1971. Coaldale Deficit: QUEEN CANDIDATES Sheryl Derochie, Beverley Travis, Karen Kane, Joyce Hall, Connie Cox and Glenda Clark are vying for the honor of being named Queen of the Willow Creek Composite High School Boll. The school will hold its first annual ball in large new auditorium April 10. The girls are all Grade 12 students and hail from Stove- ly, Gronum and Cloresholn. Anderson Photo. Roundup Of District News Blumell: 'We Face An Erosion Of Authority' Two Recover SPAIWOOD (HNS) Two District of Sparwood residents have returned to their homes after being in hospital because of accidents. Mrs. A. Whillaker was a pa- tient in the Michel Hospital after falling in her home and suffering a broken leg. T. Rothel was a patient in the Holy Cross Hospital, Cal- gary. He underwent surgeiy for an eye injury he suffered when kicked by a horse. Show Designs SPAKWOOD mem- ber of the firm of Underwood and McLellan, Calgary, attend- ed a meeting here recently at the Spanvood Secondary Schpo' to show slides of recreation complex designs erected in oth- er communities. The District of Sparwood is faced wili the project of either relocating the present curling rink and arena or having new sports facilities built on the land zoned for recreational pur- poses in the new development at Sparwood. Store Moves TABER (HNS) Taber's Vi'alkrite Shoe Store is moving from the N. A. Long Building at 48th Ave. and 53rd St. to larger quarters in the Ander- son Clothing Building. The old and new locations are text door to each other. Plan Brochure SPARWOOD (HNS1 group of Sparwood Secondary School students and teachers have undertaken the task of compiling a brochure for the District of Sparwood. It is loped the brochure will be ready for distribution 'at the of- ficial opening of the new pollu- tion conlrol centre and senior citizens units June 13. Costs Increase TABER (HNS) Taber Gen- eral Hospital's-operating costs Tyrrell's Lake Fund Boosted NEW DAYTON (HNS) Christmas card proceeds will go to the Tyrrell's Lake fish stocking fund.- This was decided at a receni meeting of the New Day Urn Community Club. Sunday recreation has been discontinued for this season. Upon completion of swim ming lessons an evening films and social will be held. A report was heard from (h New Year's dance committee An orchestra for next year' dance is required. There will be a clean-up a the local cemetery this sum have increased 143 per cent in the past nine years and have doubled since 1962. Total net expenditures for the hospital in 1962 were and in 1969 an increase of from the p r e v i o u year. Since 1962 when costs were an increase of 105 per cent is reported, which is only 60 per cent of the average pro- vincial increase for the same period, according to a state- ment released from Taber Gen- eral. Contrary opinion, ayroll costs have not in- Teased out o! proportion to lo- al costs. Wages accounted for 9 per cent of total costs for he years 1960 lo 1966, increas- ing slightly above n per cent or the past three years. Two Drives Set NEW DAYTON cer and Red Cross fund-raisinR By MILDRED BARKER Herald News Service MAGRATH-James E. Blum- ell, principal of Raymond High School, spoke at the recent an- nual Firemen's Banquet in Ma- grath Assembly HaU. "One of the vexing questions that face educationists and in- deed, society, is can we change as fast as our environment? We face an erosion of authority ev- erywhere and at every level, in the home, church and state No authority or tradition is too sacred to question or protest. "There are a number of fac tors which contribute to this unrest. Television has been sin- gled out as the greatest single influence on the lives of our children. Commercials and tele- vision shows have caused diil dren to seriously question th basic honesty of the adul world. Indeed young peo ommuuity influence or paren- 1 guidance. "This leads to serious prob- ems of delinquency, crime r drug abuse. Even here io uiet southern Alberta we face IB spectre of the dope pusher with the resultant serious prob- tms. "Although there is no single answer we can do much by means of education. We can: "Improve our curriculum by offering what students and par- ents as well as educators think important pie of ten-wonder if anything whalU.seenis.tobe. "Another factor contributin to developing different atU tudes in young Canadians is th continual trend to urbanizatior More young students live apartments often with Kit Millers Mark Anniversary On Sunday MAGKA'TH (HNS) Mr. and Mrs. Frafi P; Miller will cele- brate their 50th wedding arm versarv with an open house Sun- day, April 5, from 4 to 7 pjn. in me Relief Society Room at MagraCi. Friends and relatives are invited. "Improve our instruction by making use of the new technol- y, computers and television. "Maintain dialogue with our ludents and children through greater interest in them and n understanding of their needs. "Realize the greater need of luman concern in an ever in- creasingly impersonal technol- ogical world." Mr. Blumell concluded: 'Good teaching is and always las been part feeling, compas- sion, understanding, trust, cour- age and love." Other guests for the evening included Mr. and Airs. A. V. O'Toole of Lethbridge. Fire chief Rulon traduced them. Mayor S. A. Thomson in- Jensen com- drives will be held at New Day- ton Sunday, April 5. Residents are asked to have their donations ready. Enlarges Office SPARWOOD (JfNS) F. M. Lundgren is assisting Dr E. Luzod in his practice here. At a recent meeting called b; the Michel Hospital Society i was announced hospita board had given Dr. Luzod per mission to set up extra office facilities at his own expense on land owned by the board adja- cent to the hospital. ____ mended the volunteer firemen for their study of new methods of fire-prevention and control. Broadcast LDS Parley Sunday TABER CIINS) A resched- uling of LDS Church services here Sunday, April 5, has re- sulted from an announced tele- vision broadcast of a general conference session from Salt Lake City, Utah. The broadcast, over a Lelh- bridge station, will laks place from a.m. lo p.m. A closed circuit coverage oi Saturday e v e n i n g's genera! priesthood session of the con- ference will be heard in stake centres throughout southern Al berta, commencing at p.m Taber First Ward will bol< its sacrament and testimony meeting at 9 a.m. while and Third Ward meetings wil commence at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. By MARY TYMBURSKI 'llerald News Service COALDALE (HNS) More than 100 persons attended the recent annual ratepayers' meeting of the Town of Coal- dale. It proved lo be a very lively hours. Several ratepayers attending were determined to h a ve a plebiscite for the town's bor- rowing for its proposed sewer expansion program. Both Mayer R. D. Johnstone and Councillor Ron Low point- ed out why a plebiscite, accord- ing to the municipal act, was not required. If council bv a two third majority passes the motion for borrowing and the Provincial Local Authorities Board, ap- proves it, the mayor said, a plebiscite is not necessary. Councillor Low stressed that since 1953 the residents of the northside have been contribut- ing to the main water and sew- er system. But as they rlo not have the sen-ices yet Ihey have received no benefits. The expansion pro- gram planned is necessary, not only for the existing'system, but increasingly so when the residents north of the railway tracks will receive the sen-ices. CHAIRMAN Henry P. Nikkei was elected chairman for the meeting. Min- utes were recorded by Herb Fletcher, Ihe town's secretary treasurer. Mr. Fletcher read the mu nicipal inspector's report COY ering an examination of town's books and minutes. A financial slatement sum- mary, read by Mr. Fletcher, showed a 1969 deficit amount- ing to Total revenue was and total expen- ditures were The total current tax levy was This included real properly taxes, business, spe- iual assessments for irrigation water and water and sewer frontage taxes. Received in licences, per- mits, rents and concessions: For interest earnings and tax penalties, the town earned 569. Service charges amounted to Mr. Fletcher said other reve- nue included from recrea- tion and community services; from contributions, grants and subsidies; in homeowners' tax disc o u n t s from the provincial govern- ment which are given to the taxpayer on the expenditure side of the ledger later; taken from a previous year's surplus and used; class! fied as miscellaneous income. BITE Education took the bigges The mayor said be had found the first 'year of his term a pleasure to serve. FIRE DKPARTMENT Councillor Ron Low reported on fire and ambulance depart- ment activities. He said records bore out the fact that CoakJale has one of the finest fire de- partments in tins part of the country. CoaWale has an as- sessed value of almost mil- lion. In 1969 the per capita dam- age was only 53 cents, aboul one half of what was record ed in 1969.' AMBULANCE ance of the amount required or the expansion program is expected to be borrowed from Alberta Municipal Finance Cor- A new sewer lagoon will be developed. 11 will be situated on land one half a mile north of Coaldale. An 80 acre par- cel of land was purchased in An ambulance was purchas- ed in 1969 at a cost of Another was spent on equipment. The vehicle is prov- ing so reliable that it has been used to transfer patients to Cal gary. The old ambulance was do- nated to the volunteer fire bri gade. It is being used to take firemen and equipment to fires When the Coaldale Rura Fire Association terminated i contributed some of its funds to he local fire department. The money was used to purchase equipment for the old ambu ance. NEW SERVICES A total' of 40 new arx sewer services were instate including those to the 33 new FIVE MILLS It is estimated the expansion program will cost five mills an- nually to repay. The first debenture taken out or the sewer program will ma- ure in 1973 which is the sama as the new one. At tliat time tho otal amount required in deben- ures will reduce to the samo evcl as now. The sewer lagoon now used can after a five year period of drying out, cleaning ana dredging be used as a water homes built. A total of feet at water and sewer mains were laid. A new lift station was installed in the spring, just in time to avoid a problem when the spring run- offs occurred. The old lift pump is being kept for emergency Mr. Low said the water and sewer department experienced some problems which go along with expansion. Capacity of filtration is a cause of concern when a lot ol water is being used in the sum- mer months Also the water storage capacity is limited. The two reservoirs hold 36 million gallons of water. The town is reservoir. This may be the means to increase the water storage capacity. POLICE DEPT. Councillor Ben Ileimer said a total of 654 charges were laid, resulting in fines of It cost to operate the de- partment, in salaries. This was ths first full year that there was a three-man force. The school safety program was begun early in 1970. A new police car was pur- chased. Efforts are being made and negotiations have been un- der way for some lime to ob- tain new police headquarters. There is a pressing need lo change the courtroom location. Efforts are being made to use the fire hall meeting room. Councillor Reimer said this negotiating with the SMRID to have water arrive in the irri gation canal earlier in sprini so that the supply.can be re- tenished. Irrigation ditches unning through town are gh ng problems to town'planning Efforts are beirg made to re- route them. The need for water and sew- er services on the north side is ealiied. Since 1966 steps have been taken to provide the ser- vices. Recent estimates are hat the schedule for comple- ion is January, 1971. will be will be borrowed if possible from the Alberta Municipal Fi- nance Corporation. The debenture payment will be recovered from the frontage tax. Residents in the area will has met with opposition from be fire department. Councillor Reimer represents own council on the Coaldalc Centennial Library- Board. Oth- er members of the board aro 1. I..Baiter, treasurer; Mrs. Alan Graham, chairman; Charles Bryant, sccrelary; Harry Hoyano; Mayor'R. D; ex-officio; and Hrs. Dean Ccfell, library custodian. Total circulation in 1989 was compared lo for 1968. There were 13 full lime town employees, councillor Reimer' reported, and some seas o n a 1 part lime workers. The town office employs four persons, there are three in the police department, three for tiic lie works department, two in water and sewer department and one in the recreation de- partment. In the past year wages were increased to cor- i.respond with those paid in oth- er towns. respectively. At Barnwell, priesthood meeting has been called for 9 a.m. Sunday with the sacra TOP VOCAUSTS Jackie and Ed Northey, children of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Northey of Sparwood, won top honors in the recent Cranbrook Music Festival. Jackie, 9, won the folk song competition for competitors 17 years of age and trider with a mark of 86, Her brother won a mark of 85 in vocal solo clwses for boys 17 years of age and under. Jackie also won the junior vocal classes award. -Paul Chala Pholos the menl service following broadcast at 1 p.m. BINGO, BAKE SALE McNALLY The McNafly Home and School Association held a bingo, bake sale and raf- fle at the school. The bake sale was supported by the community women. bite: Contributions t the general capital and loan und was public works needed Others taking a bite were irotection to persons and prop- erty, home owners la discount, general gov- ernment: (administration, 748; provisions for reserves, joint or special expen- dilures (hospitalization and health dis- count on current taxes, recreation and community ser- vices. debt charges, utilities, sani- tation and waste removal cost, social welfare Mr. Fletcher pointed pro- vision for reserves is for rec- reational facilities, pub- lie works truck, police building, arid fire en- gine, In his report Mayor R. D. Johnstone said the past year saw effort to promote the town namely the sending of Coaldale cheese to the first moon astro- nauts. It proved to be a good method of promotion. Recogni lion was given to two person who served the town: Mrs. E. C. Baldry, sccrelary treasur- er for more than 20 years who retired in 1969 and the former Mayor Alan Graham who de- voted nine years to town coun- cil. be charged. A sewer expansion program is being undertaken at a cost of Approximately 000 will be borrowed from the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation. If completed in a specified time, the town receives a 25 per cent forgiveness. Aboul will thus be borrowed over a 50-year period. The bal- Centennial '71 Meeting Held SPARWOOD (HNS) A meeting was held recently to form a Centennial 71 commit- tee. Those 'elected were L. Beranek, chairman, and M. Doratty, secretary. This com- mittee will work on projects to raise funds to qualify for grants from the B.C. government. Where Your Bushel Buys More! An extra "pay doy" for rural with yovr own ofsemiiation, Unrtoa Farmers of Alborta, in CASH REBATES AND PATRONAGE DIVIDENDS in rtw pott 17 monrht. Conn in ond ctkbrott twrn yowr "pay cath into Still Moro Savingt! 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