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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, April LETHDHIDQE n His was the one voice in favor Max Gibb of I sthbridge is major shareholder in White Spruce The South In short Coleman Easter Star visited COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Lilian French of Calgary, worthy grand matron of the Alberta Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, recently visited Minerva and Leta chapters in the Crowsnest Pass. Thelma Bradley of Blairmore was named grand representative for the South Carolina lodge in the United States and Grace Franz of Coleman will be grand page at the June Red Deer meeting. Nobleford man honored NOBLEFORD (HNS) The office staff of Noble Cultivators Ltd. recently paid tribute to Murdoch Moulton on the occasion of his retirement from the firm, ending a 32-year association Blood donor clinic at Taber TABER (HNS) The next blood donor clinic here will take place next Wednesday. The clinic will be held in the Taber Centre auditorium from to and from 6 30 to 9 p.m. In charge of the clinic once again will be Mrs. J. Alfred Sloane. donated to Coaldale band COALDALE (HNS! The Coaldale Home and School executive recently announced it has decided to give a donation of to the Coaldale Community Band committee. The committee is making final arrangements for the joint bands from R. I. Baker, St. Joseph's and Kate Andrews schools to participate in the Kinsmen International Band Festival at Moose Jaw from May 16 to 19. luzikom couple honored ETZIKOM (HNS) Friends gathered at the Etzikom Hall recently for a farewell party held in honor, of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Erdman, longtime farmers of the -Etzikom area. Rev. David Shauf acted as chairman. A cup and saucer was presented to Mrs. Erdman-on behalf of the TOPS club by Val Wiggell. A replica of the Erdman barn containing a gift of money was presented to the couple on behalf- of the community by Harold Street. Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, Resident Rep., 562-2149 GRAIN CORN GROWERS Contracts are now available through Pioneer Grain Company Ltd. for those farmars interested In growing grain corn for the 1974 season. Contracts will be offered on the following basis: Guaranteed Floor Price of per Bushel Trucking allowance proportional with distance from Lethbridge Final price based on Chicago December futures, plus a premium Delivery to Canadian Govern- ment elevators, Lethbridge. For further information contact: Alf Tiessen or Gerald Ingram at Pioneer Grain Co. Ltd. at Taber. Phone 223-2024 Taber goes after better Highway 3 TABER Taber Chamber of Commerce has concluded that it would like to see more haste in the upgrading of Highway 3 between Fincastle, east of Taber, and Seven Persons, 16 miles west of Medicine Hat. Norman A. Long said he had had the opportunity to speak to Allan Warrack, minister of lands and forests, and while highways was not his responsibility, they had spent considerable time discussing Highway 3. "I feel it's time the provincial government got out of this 10 miles per year upgrading program and put out a contract for finishing the upgrading all in one Mr. Long told the chamber "It would save them millions of dollars m the long run particularly if they build another two lanes adjacent to the present Highway 3 route. Then they would wind up with a.divided four-lane road with no disruption in traffic." President Gordon S. Saunders announced a change of date for the next general chamber meeting. It will be held May 2 at Chinook Gardens. Representatives of Coaldale holiday Monday COALDALE council has agreed to give the town office staff a holiday on Easter Monday. There are about 19 other town employees which were not included in this motion. The holiday must be proclaimed by the municipal, provincial or federal government as it is not a statuary holiday. Coun. Peter Letkemann said council should know who is employed by the town. Each councillor in charge of a department must give his or her approval before a person is hired on a temporary part- time basis for the town staff Council passed this motion unanimously. As of April 1, there will be only one court sitting per month in Coaldale. In the past it has been twice monthly. Showers held ETZIKOM Fauth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Fauth, recently was showered with gifts at the Hoping Community Hall. Assisting her with the gifts were Kathy Fauth, Glenda Whittle, Debbie Lee and Joan Gunn. Bernice Harty and Dorothy Harty showed a table cloth at the door which was signed by .the women. The keepsake came from the Faith Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Women's League. A shower was held recently for Mary Jean Collins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Collins, in the Etzikom Community Hall. Assisting in the unwrapping of gifts were Debbie Slimmon and Kathy Cooper They also displayed them for viewing with Marg Davis recording the senders. the Taber Businessmen's Association will be invited to attend the meeting to discuss items of mutual concern. Harley Phillips, president of the Taber' Fish and Game Association, asked for and received the support of the chamber for a boating dock on the Chin Coulee Reservoir, about 12 miles south of Taber. Nobleford offering 40 lots NOBLEFORD (HNS) With the annexation of the new area in the southwest section of this village, 40 new lots are available. The recent annual ratepayers' meeting, attended by about 30 citizens, learned a contract for street paving has been awarded for most village streets Residents on Railway Avenue, Rubie and Cawdron Streets were advised that is still available for paving and if citizens want paving, they should circulate a petition. The bulk water meter realized Notes from the regular council meeting showed that prepaid taxes in the village were down from 1973. Residents used less gallons of water in February than in the same month last year A building permit for Gerd Voelske was approved. The Noble Central girls volleyball team won the bronze medal in the recent Southern Alberta Mini-Winter Games. The girls were representing the County of Lethbridge Members of the team are: Carolyn Phillips, Cheryl Sanderson, Carolyn Sjogren, Kathy Jankunis, Shelly Konynenbelt, Shirley Sjogren, Anita Postman, Gwen Luchia and Julie Zanoni. Chris Burton is coach Pincher folks don't want village near West Castle PINCHER CREEK (Staff) Despite promises of tax and economic benefits, residents in the Pincher Creek area seem firmly opposed to the development of a million recreational' village southwest of the town. About 140 people, spent almost five hours this week at a public hearing in Pincher Creek giving their reasons why White Spruce Landsco Ltd. should not be allowed to develop a acre site east of .West Castle. The company is proposing a 200-lot development for private cottages, surrounded by about acres which will be "left in an improved natural state." Land involved is southwest of Beaver Mines, on portions of Sections 19, 20, 29 and 30 'near the forest reserve. Max Gibb of Lethbridge, one of the major shareholders in the company, told the meeting the development would bring economic and tax benefits to. the area and a zoning bylaw would prohibit future random development. He said in a Herald interview before the meeting that if the plan is approved, tourism in the area would increase, but other such developments could only locate in areas zoned for that purpose. However, Bob Toney, a councillor for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek, where the recreational village would be located, said the increased population density resulting from White Spruce is a real cause for concern. And, he said, approval could result in other development that would be detrimental to the area. A brief from the Table Mountain branch of Unifarm stated that tourist areas like Beauvais Lake, which could be used by everyone, are preferable to private tourist resorts. And while Mr Gibb has promised the company will provide sewer and water services according to environment department specifications, residents downstream from the proposed site expressed a fear that Beaver Mines Creek could not meet the increased demands for water. They were also worried that sewage from the development might pollute the stream Of the 23 briefs presented to the meeting, only one, from Mr Gibb. supported the plan. Tlu- District WAVY BORDER SURROUNDS PROPOSED SITE Coaldale may face mill rate of 67.5 Building rules toughened COALDALE (HNS) It you move a house or any other type of building in Coaldale you need a permit. So says town council. Recently some buildings have been re-located without a permit. The owners involved will be prosecuted, council decided. Also, those erecting metal sheds on their property will first have to obtain a permit In the past, the bylaw indicated permits were not necessary. It was noted that many such metal sheds have been going up, council says. A general assessment of the town is due for this year but the town has been notified it will not be done until at least next year. It appears the provincial assessment department is too busy to undertake it in 1974. Only additions and new buildings erected in the year are assessed each year Tokariuk top speaker COALDALE Tokariuk of the Coaldale district is a good speaker. At a recent speech competition of the 4-H Beef Calf Club he took top place in the junior division. His five minute talk was on "A proud (the RCMP) In the senior division of1 the club Donna Tokariuk won first place speaking ''About Dreams" and Cheryl Tokariuk and Henny Machieise tied for second place. Gary Tokariuk also won first place for the Southern Alberta 4-H Speak-offs, junior division recently held at Lethbridge Community College He competed against 12 others to win the trophy. Gary will compete in the April 20 South-west Alberta final speak-offs for 4-H members, to be held at the Lethbridge Community College COALDALE (HNS) Final 1974 budget was not approved at the Monday meeting. Paring will still have to be done, council says.. It was expected the municipal tax levy will be about 67.5 mills compared with 42 last year. Last year the total mill levy was 84. One mill in 1974 equals about In 1973 it was about The increase is due to allocation of 14 more mills for recreation, about 10 mills of these are for recreation facility debentures, the Coaldale and District Sportsplex pool and ice arena. Part of the mill increase is attributed to the deficit in 1973 and another as projected for water facilities in 1974. For the present, the water rates will remain the same, council noted, with some consideration to further study given. No announcement has been made as to a tax discount tor those who pay their taxes early. Last year it was 10 per cent for two months after the tax notices were sent out. In previous years, a discount was given on a declining scale from 10 down to two per cent over two month intervals District j calendar The Alberta Caravan exhibits will be at Nobleford today with viewing by the general public scheduled for 6-30 o'clock tonight Deadline for the Nobleford Home and School Association talent show is today with the show scheduled to be held in the Noble Central School gym Friday, April 26 QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Cirtifted Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. STAY NOW AVAILABLE ALL AREAS OF ALBERTA Report your news fo The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent In Your Area MONARCH MRS JACOB DEKKER 327-9541 MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS MAXINE HANSON 653-2377 NANTON MRS MARY BENSON 486-2322 NATAL, B.C. MR. PAULCHALA 425-6648 NEW DAYTON MRS ELTON DUELL 733-2110 MRS STEWART SKEITH 733-2104 MRS GORDON LUCHIA 824-3346 Contact these people for your District News or Clarified Advertising FULL PROTECTION against all unavoid- able causes of loss drought, excess moisture, frost, snow, hail, insects, plant diseases, wind wildlife. SEE YOUR AGENT BEFORE APRIL 3O With high grain prices and improved marketing conditions, all you need for a successful year is a good crop. BUT a crop failure can change your profit to serious loss or disaster. Don't take a chance! Be protected! All-Risk Crop Insurance saves your investment. AT LESS THAN COST because one-half of the premium and all administration costs are paid by the provincial and federal govern- ments. COST REDUCING DISCOUNTS are allowed for cash, size and good experience, and coverage 'bonuses' for those with loss-free records. Crop In- surance premiums are deductible for income tax purposes. LOW COST HAIL ENDORSEMENT provides 'spot-loss' protection from hail at a premium of only 40% of the norm- al hail rate. FOR APPLICATIONS IS APRIL ALBERTA HAIL AND CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION 1110 FIRST STREET S.W.CALGARY. ALBERTA T2R OV2 J. A. Buchin Insurance Agency Champion, Alberta Phone 897-3747 Kreeft Agencies Ltd. Bow Island, Alberta Phone Bus. 545-2252 Res. 833-3836 Wirren-Porter Agencies Box 343 Vauxhall, Alia. Phone 654-2512 ;