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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, APRIL Go To Polls June 13 Fernie's Civic Reins To Be Restored To Elected j tojjj dowa to make room for tite Scores are- also ia the j Motors Ltd. The house camns wniCil ftlil i___i__ DISTRICT NEWS PAGE FIVE Early Landmark, 'Hat, Being Razed LBercussonAt High River Meets Charter Day Of High River Today, Wednesday. April 10. is Charter Day of tfce I Cardstoa branch of the Canadian Legion, B E.S.L, and a. gay celeora- J tion is planned al the Temple City social cen-re. All in the Cards- Junior Farmer Sets Forth Suitable Goals For Western Agriculture At i eJecirfScas-os, r merit that t farming (By Staff Reporter) FERSIE, B.C.. April owners of this southeastern British Columbia city are scheduled to gff j dropped from nearly 4.000 to a len- DROP IX Family after family left the city as men" ay in search of and the population of rtrme to the polls on June 13 in the lirst civic elections here since 1934, and 12 days later the authority to opar- ate the ciiy is to be restored to elected representatives of taxpajprs. Smce Jan. 15, 1935. this city has been of just over of those who remained were on relief and could not pay prooerty taxes, and ihe city took possession of one property after an- other, becoming the largest I2nd- entirely by a lord in the isoner. who was appointed f At one time, recalled Mr. Con- largely few lumbering camps which still, TCas buy- Wm. 4 A. A. i____ by provincial government to j nick, the city more than half operate tne municipality after it fell the business property along Vic- into serious financial difficulties and failed to meet interest pay- j ments oa its debeatures. In announcing the date of the voting to The Herald, act- ing Commissioner J. C. Con- nick explained that the follow- ing officials are to be elected: A and six aldermen, tne public school board trustees and two members to form the board of police commissioners. The commissioaer of the city and the man directly responsible to the provincial goiernment for the ad- ministration of the city is J. B. Fasher of Victoria, deputy minis- ter of finance for British Columbia. Mr. Connick has been acting com- missioner living here since commis- sion form of government replaced a aad council. WIDE POWERS Under the present method of ad- ministration, the commissioner is with the powers of mayor and council, public school board, board of police commissioaers, city clerk, city treasurer and city asses- sor. When the change in government took place in 1935 and the elected civic officials relmqmsned their powers, Fernie had a bonded debt of This was completely paid off by 1942 and the city is free of debt and has "a substan- tial nest Mr. Connick ex- plained. He added that citizens are. gen- erally speaking, satisfied with the present form of cmc administra- tion and little interest is evident in the forthcoming elections. Femie's last major was H. E. Douglas, local agent for the Great Northern Railway until he retired and moved to Victoria. At the time Mr. Connick was ap- pointed acting commissioner, he was employed by a local grocery wholesale firm. cwice a Dooming coal mining and lumbering centre, Fernie was faced with the prospect of becoming a ghost town early in the depression "30's. The city "had completely re- covered from its disastrous fire of August 1. 1908. which left ?boat half a dozen buildings standing, and tsas bustling with prosperity when rears. The vear before toria Avenue, the city's mam thor- oughfare. Moss, of it by this time has been redeemed by private own- ership after pajment of tax ar- the province placed Fernie under commission form of government the city's tax rate of prooertv was 50 This (HNS) L. Bercusson of Edmonton, from tse ton district have been invited to at- operate in tne district. LUMBERING DECLINES ___. industrially from stasdpcsas et >me from busa fused to moie tae house, support enough to sHow such through forests s the structure. spOrts as. ping pong. which old and GLHN _ _ S f r -1-lJfl jacks who have co: camps unu! roads l_____ can be used again f ollowiEg the J The long rambhag house can be spring thaw, and the men who are seen in practically every general considered ucemplojable for health, new of the city. or age reasons. Ferine has virtually were taken curing e said. uaiil praise provinces. A; oUsoed In taat lzer the cry of tlie world was ftr no homes to spare in to take u resi- joung enjoy. Another suggestion was that a lea photographs comoianuy hail be not too large Pff- the "Hat's early s Better, he said, for an assembly Ka. desi been he __________ .___. more was trict is seetmng with activity aa the uulustaal development might be food, acd taat !s tae call formation of Careen groups this allowed so go forward ine wess is oest fitted to answer. past week The aim is Jor a without artificial susrjla'ws. He' At the Eg- T. C. "Weiden- for those wishing to take up resi instanced the :u'.ure :n irrigated hamer. was appointed the iantis j; capita! can be croduced: peraiaaen- representative ca ibs cf the produce in the com- of rail and" highway War Memorial CcuxsA has been reduced by slashing ex- deuce here. Manv are looking for. pendiiures until the 1945 rate is. a place to live but the housing J 35 im.lis. The city's annual bud- j shortage is not as acute as in other get is now kepi at about j KP-IT Included m "that budget are the: profits from the owa utilities; and than for it to be juss ctt l o- Sate Women's produce profits. Citizens pay per for I by a brewery worker. Ko residen- j "ome and gardens during the summer." There is a 25 per cent discount on bills oaid promptly. LIGHT KATES Eiectpc lisht and power rates are 1 miles by road from Lethbridge. elevation of feet, the cuy is lile Osrea tome j consider carefully before it is too' surrounded by snow-covered peaks au tfie mothers or the girls 5 It mainly a question and which tower iir> to about 6.000 te special guests, as well as i meeting informally earned over the townslite. It is exactly 138 presidents 01 Chia. and Coal- i ?rf BARNWELL NOTES as lollows: cents per kilcP- watt hour for the first 20, four cents per k.w.h. for the next 80. two cents per k.wJi. for the next 100, and a cent and a half for the remainder. A discount of five per cent is allowed on bills paid prompt- ly. The minimum bill is SI plus a monthly meter rental of five cents. "THE BIG XIGHT" For many jears Fernie had the distinction of being "a single man's j 5" town" and "a Saturday night town." j The former descriatibn fitted the community precisely and no less 1 dale WJ. i The Maple Leaf W.I. (Chin> i planning a party for the Wi girl: donated ,c A; Rotary in High Paver. Mr. j Bercussoa chose as his topic "Xames in the suggesting that the j year to a grand conclusion summer activit.es begin. Among confer- Property is ence from the Albert Stake at comes T.C.A. Salt Lake City are- President W L. Project Advances j Smith. President G. Srewertan, itr. and Sirs. 3 H. Nelson, and caugh- BARNWSLL. Mr. ter Jean. Mr. and Mfs. E. J. Card, t towards the girls fund conveuuon at Lunch was served than 14 hotels and many rooming b% Lassiier and Betty Kein- houses were once required to house s the unmarried men working here. Xow only eight hotels are in opera- tame celebrities in and Mrs. Harold Peterson and Bishop L. D. CaJsoon. O. D Steec., i-rimr.ey nan interested, and he, faculy are beme raused from local Bisaop Teti Greene. Mr. and Mrs. anc aspnait snicg.es J _ __ ._ irifT -aTrf the crash came The first jolt eame when the aits. tion and. while Femie is no longer i cents per k.w.h.. j "a single man's town." is sull irh o rvr rent ri.sJ-niinr the "a Samrdav nieht tmrn" WARNER NEWS audience would aami whom they were would trv to give some information, circles since they moved to Medicine Van Lybbert. The people oa whom he spoke were Hat, wliere ha work has taken him. Several new businesses have Sir Harold Alexander. Tim Buck, and La Gusrdia and Joseph Stalin. i sold to The tne old- styles Arrangemenss were made for numbers to attend the W_A. confereixe a; champion on April 30. The annual Mothers' Day pro- win held :n May. The reported rhat the nari seen conipieted were now ce- ing laid on the roof. with a per cent discount, the Tnipimiim bill being SI plus a monthly rental of 25 cents. Small power and window lighting 'a Saturday night town." and loggers are paid everv second j par day brings "the big night.'' GLENWOOD NOTES j on comer JUK west _ of ililcs two mites Welcomed by Former old timers Visit in District northwest of Barnwell. one c: the -Thrift? owned bv Mrs. dand Ted Han. Meet 3Iork Comptetion New Work Enjoyed Reunion Calls Away Residents acd latest and best dwellings m the dis- 1 tnct, Mrs Peterson was a member i sto_, s.o..? 1.T.-IV4. .11 .-i. ,_--.--_ _ U O S UlUuch-UiC i-WUt and a half cents per k.w.h., As m the past Fernie continues WARNER. Mrs. O EaJth the Association wita up tor with a ten per cent discount, the to have one of the most cosmopoli-j Soice and Mrs. Geo. Tuff enter-' is a" guest at. Resident Uiciie Pierson and jag Cardstcn NB-AS offio min.vn.irv. T-i-a rMiirso- C7 1 ft Tvar-'ffln nnnislsflriTic nf QrtTr fiT-TT ?rr I ..-.__-i_j__ __ i JSVeSOIl Oi sTcn in rnlS Or-______: t.-. The rsga- nieenng Of ihe "Women's Gro- i issntute was neld at home oi _____j Dale 3unn on Wednesday, Apiti 3. Ail members and zoor TISI- tcrs were preseai. OEC rare being SI.10 per tan populations of any city of its Great Northern Railway changed over from Fernie coal to Montana oil 'or firing its locomotives, the large Montana oil reserves having been discovered and brought into production. Until then the Ameri- can railway was taking the lion's share ot trie coal from the Fernie field. Then came the world-wide de- pression. and with it the closing of most of the 20-odd sawmills which had been operating in this region. Unemployment soared and at one tune about two-thirds of the peo- ple in this city were on relief. The number of miners working dropped from 1400 during ban- ner" year to 150, and these worked only part time. horsenower olus a monthly meter rental of 25 "cents. Citv Four cents per k-wJx The electricity is purchased in bulk from, ths East Koptenay Pow- er Company and is distributed by the city. A total of 50 persons are em- by the city, the number in- cluding 25 teachers a; the large Central and Technical schools, at- tended by some 600 students. size on this continent." Alberta Wheat Pool Agent Retires ber was received thai cay. tamed the Monday house at ferent co were Mrs. J i_____.._______________ honored, a pretty decorated birth- some years ago. day cake centering the table. Place cards were an attractive feature is coming back now but the general feeling is that it will never again be a boom town. As a. matter of fact the city's businessmen would rather see it progress slowly but sure- Iv. and their feeling is that the present progress is of a stable nature. Tae city's population is back to just over and the impact of increased coal mining and lumber- ing activity is felt by the improved business turnover. About 500 Fernie men are work- ing in coal mines. 375 of these at the Klk River colliery four mites to the east and 125 at the Michel mine. 23 miles northeast of Femie, the latter being transooned to and from, their work daily in buses (HNS) and eacn one took home a prize. W. Ritcnie, who has been the repre- I Mrs. C. McNeely received one for j _ _ ff Bishop and Mrs. Ted Greene left. on Tuesdav last to attena general conference'an Salt Lake City. Miss T CJi. course preparatory to flving' where he is completing his sentative 01 the Aloerta Wheat Pool here for the past 19 years, has been retired from the service. He reach- ed the rearing: age two years ago but was asked to remain in the work until men returned from war services. The family moved here in being first guest to arrive and Mis. E. Rams for cemg last. A tasty lunch was served to about a dozen ladies. Lorane Wight went with them to attend the missionary training school. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Quinwn of WAKXER NOTES WARNER. ?EN3> Mrs. De- members expect to tins year. A; the ness special the" tae the west. He is not assigned to mar Hussell and daughwr. Sandra' Lunch was served by ie hostess, his post as yet. but will hseiy be Kay. of Taocr. spent the past week assisted ny Mrs. a_c. west of Winnipeg I at the Conlon home. Mio. Freda, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Plate of Cal- Oa Sondav- las; the Conlon home will be a; the home or i-T-i rtf ?1 OT 1 Cardston were Glenwood visitors oa were weekend visitors acre was the scene of a celebration or i Dunn. The farmers are over the Sunday, iisiuag with their daagn- j brother. Ben. who with his three birthdays la the familr. Mrs. j A-JB iiujiers dre tinr! tamilv i r___._____> TO..T. moisture recer.ed week. Not much to West OGVtN'S Rolls Best July. 1927, and it is estimated that done as yet on tne land, but if con- tinued fair weather lasts work will be general soon. Hocert Rams is spending the week at home from Calgary, where iie is attending techaical school. Mrs. Harvfy Johnson is a patient in Gait hospital, their oldest daugh- ter, Sharon, is staying at the J. Eeppler home, acd Mrs. C. Mc- Neely has the seven-month-old baby daughter for a short time. Mr. and Mrs. August Degenstien have arrived from Champioa and up residence on the F. Mc- Kenzie farm for the summer. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Culler enter- tained about 60 of their neighbors DOWN ROLL WITH OGDEN nearly three millioa bushels of wheat passed through the ele- vator here since Mr. Ritchie took over. Mr. and. Mrs. Ritchie plan to mcvs to Tisdale, Saskatchewan, where Mr Ritchie will take a positioa with the Gibbs Construction company for the summer montns He is a charter member and past president of the Men's club, has been man, :3ie civilian committee of the Air Cadets and chairman of the swimming pool committee and for a time TV as a member of the board of tne United church. Mrs. Ritchie has been very active in community life being president of j and fnends at their home on Tues- tae local branch of the Red Cross I dav e-.eaing last, on the comalenon j a past president of the Hospital! new modern work shop. Aj Aid Society and a past president of the United Church Women's as- sociation. Easy to roll delightful to smoke 'PIPE SMOKEBS' ASK FQP CGCEN S CUT PLUG Glenwood. ston is a--------_ Mrs. Tom Irishman was a guest j ry a visit Sherrv EUmaston. Miss Jean Conlon! BRIEFS _ and irtle tinea Lee Ccalon. Those SUNDIAL. Mrs Elva present were Mr. and Mrs. Sherry worth, of Sachans spen; iast weei.- i Asplund were selected as counsellors i ELcgst-on. son, Clare, aac. oaay, end m the for Presideau Lucile Pierson of the daughter. Mary Esther. ofLeth-j Mr. and Mrs. vfiapa and. Pnrcarv Association on; bridge. Mr. and Mis. D. Russell and family of Taoer TCatea in ca- of Mrs. Mattie Sandra Kay of Taber. Mr and Mrs. i tries last weekend earattte to Peterson and Mrs. Mable Howells. C. Dunk, daughter, Velma. and, gary on business a buthdav dmaer m honor of Mrs. Workman's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Parley Leavitt and Mr. aad Mrs Thomas Leavitt were .w .jM-cvn n-n 51 'famiiV j ana xiuwciio. o. n-in, AUU t ncfc of i who were released after several, Oliver Stromea and Mrs. Geo. Ac-; _Mr. Mrs. Os.e f ,f vears of eamess efforts in this ton of Warner, aad Geo. of visitors at tee Moa, inrk- Letabncge. Tuna Sunday. Buna, were Mossca. hcmfr in -ork. The Lethbndge stake cannery project is getting under way this in Cardstoa on Friday at a family week, with Taber and Barawell as- i gathenag ta honor their moth- sistiag materially with the con- i ers Mrs. Marv Leavitt EUosoas struction of the plant near Dirthaaj. j the Taber church, which have Glenwood people wish to con- j about S2J5GQ equipment also when gratulaie Edwia Bead, a Gleawood j completed. Tbjs cannery Is to boy now teaching at Claresholm. I serve the entire Letnbridge stake on the success of the Club i frOrn Edmonton, north, to Macleod. Burdett. i V School band he is direct- -rest_ east GRANUM NEWS Let Our Expert Mechanics Take Care of: Motor Tune-up Gas and OH Check Tire Re-Caps if Brake Control if New Paint Job if Steering Adjustment NORTH LETHBRIDGE MOTORS AND AUTO WRECKERS Authorized GOODYEAR TIRE DEALERS 301-307 13th Street N. Phone 4268 Bride-Klert is are Shown at Club-'Meetingr (HNS) Miss Hazel Nelson, R.N., a bnae-elect, was the guest of honor at a well-attended shower held in the I.O.O.F. hall on Saturday afternooa. The hall was tastefully decorated in green and pink colors. Misses Mable Nel- son aad Huddle assisted the guest of honor in unwrapping the many and beautiful gifts which were brought in a decorated basket by two little girls. Marcella Dunlop aad Katie Jseufeldt. Mrs. Art Fjiordbotten and Mrs Johnson placed the gifts on a white hnea covered table centred with tall green tapers and a bouquet of yel- low daffodils. The gift of the com- mittee was a lonely chenille bed- spread. Miss Nelson exoressed her siacere appreciation to the assem- bled fnends for their good wishes and beautiful gifts Miss "Jacfcy" Boyle sang a couple of manners, accompanied by Miss Lilhan Wells. Mrs. Nelson and Mrs Huddle pre- sided at the coffee table curing the lunch hour. Mrs. Donald Douglas went to Cal- gary to attend the wedding of her nephew on Saturday. There was a good attendance aw the Full-a-Peo program held in the community hall on Tuesday eve- ning. There were three -very inter- esting films shown after which numbers were called out and the gone and helped him m the lag of it after he lost his other shop 5jy f_re last fan. Bridge and whist were plajed during the evening and prizes given and a lonely lunch was served. Mrs. Agnes Goodall and her daughter. Miss Agnes, of Regma, are visiting Mrs. H. Dicksoa aad Mr. class met at the Dickson for a short time. Miss Kamona Storfie is visiting of Mrs. Bertha Buck. PAIXFCi ACCIDENT Don- t na Wood met with a very painful j CARDSTON NOTES Closing Sccial of MXA. fs Enjoyed Attend Salt Lake City Conference f clos- Income and Excess Profits Tax Service SECRETARIES LIMITED P.O. Box 940 5 and Acadia Bid-.. 612 3rd Are. S. Phone 2819 acident on Satin-day. As she ap- j ing social for the first and second her sister, Mrs. E. Culler, and Mr. Culler for a tune. She has been at- tending techaical school la Calgary all winter Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Tenny have came to their farm home from Lethbndge for the summer. They were accompanied here by their daughter (Etheli Mrs. Andy Flet- cher, aad Group Cast. A. Fletcher of the R.AF., who have receatly returned from Eaglaad. Mr. and Mrs A. G. Johnson en- tertained on the occasioa of their 32nd wedding anniversary oa Thurs- day evening at dinner bridge. After dinner four tables were in play, high honors going to Mrs F Siedel and Mr. Siedel and seconds to Mrs. H. M Sr acd Mrs. G. L. Berry. Danas the eveair.? Mrs. Flora Kaschel presented the couple dark red roses from iled guests. A number of the BP.O-E- at- tended the district meeting in Lethbndge on Fndav evening. Mr. and Mrs lager Frandsea re- turned recently from spending the winter in Utah and California Mrs. Abe Lawson is enjoying a from her mother. Mr.'. Grace Popkes of Spokane, and her uacle. R. McClure, from Moine, Iowa. proached the shop door, the emery stone flew off and struck her on the leg just above the ankle, oak- ing a aeep cut. and causaig profuse bleeding She was takea to Card- stoa. where several stitches were put it. She was aole to return home. ward was held in the social centre Friday evemag. Aa mteresUng DTO- gram. was presented with Bruce Burt, president of the first ward TJMLMJ.A-, master of ceremonies. Three playlets known as "Black- were directed by Lee RolUns: Gordon Wclfe gave tnree numbers contestants took part m ..he quiz___________ program. Among the lucfcv winners j j-or 3 time were Gertrude Duffeild. Miss Byrle M G o? Leth- i Tiffin. John Marsh. Clara DeWui visited her parent. Mr and GOES A 10910 WAY TO FRIENDS weekend visitors in Calgary. a srood attendance i The free put or: bv McCoH Xh'1' Frontcnac Oil on TiuixSay msht held a farewell organist. lowing choir practice _ Mrs S'reich has played the organ few days from Lethbndae here for over a year and is now _ he Is employed in tne R C A i" o. movine to Grande Praine where her husband will be employed A __ EXCH NEWS NOTES plastic compact v as presented to her in appreciation for her faithful Mrs K. J. The cnoir also took the was taken to occasion to honor Mrs. W. E. Atkin- j last. Thursday ?nd entered who has beer, a member of the n hospital choir for 26 years and who is now retiring from active work. PRESENT PLAY Hill- spnng Dramatic Company pre- sented the three-act fantasy. "Cm- 1 to a packed house m Glenwood on Friday evening. The play was. in every respect up to the usual high standards. The 'Os- turning and lighting set off the fine acting, and the play, which fol- i lowed closclv the old fairy tale for !be da'.s On Fndav aftrrnoon C. Johnson and Son the G A Skrettins; house into totm ar.d on to Mr lot at the north end of town, from former property of town on the irrigation orojec. The mor-thly the Todies' Sewing Circle was held at the home of Mrs Hows: on Thursday afternoon with a good at- tendancp of present. Wiest returned to his home sn Fndav evening from Calearv GENERAL complete with fairy godmother and wiiprc he received bis discharge a fairy reader, was enjojcu by ail. jlcom the Canadian Army. "Rice Kmoies- trade iwr1c of IN- KclVxn! Co-npany oi Canada M lU brand of popped rice. Top-Quality means Trouble-free Mileage Good friends wear well i s and it's loag-weaxing Top-Quality thai faas pat the General Tire far ahead in mileage, safety, and reliability. For General has proved itself "with a reputation For top performance that goes back 30 years. General's famous Silent-Grip tread gHes you loag evert -wear acd quick safe stops. Don't in and see as noie! 9 SafeTiard your tires make oar shop TOOT "Quality Tire Headquarters" for inspection and repair service. DISTRIBUTED BT HOYT HARDWARE LTD. LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT DEALERS TIRE DEPOT Cardstcn FLEMING MOTORS 5th St and 5th Ave. S, HYDE AND SUNDAI. Picture Bctte BEAVES GACAGE Glenwood A. H. FRAXKISfi Foremost HINES HARDWARE Bow Island IMPERIAL GARAGE Pincher Creek WARD'S GARAGE CHARLIE'S SERVICE Cardston HIGHWAY SERVICE Monarch GT-J .PWSPAPFRI ;