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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, April a, LCI nemwuc i The South in short Accident policy passed FOREMOST A policy regarding student accidents was passed by the April meeting of the County of Forty Mile School Committee. It states that when teaching assignments involve the possibility of student accidents, supervision should be that which a reasonably prudent person would exercise under the circumstances. It will be the duly of every teacher to report all injuries to pupils or teachers to the principal, and to complete the appropriate accident reports forms. In cases of emergency, the teacher is expected to use good judgment as to what to do. but the school committee does not undertake to pay any medical bills incurred. Teachers are not permitted to take sick or injured children home during school hours, unless authorized by the principal. If it is necessary for the principal to take a seriously injured child home or to a hospital or doctor when the parents cannot be contacted, he must arrange for adequate care of the child and will receive mileage at regular rates which will later be charged to the parents. Pincher urges participation PINCHER CREEK The Pincher Creek parks and recreation department has requested citizens of Pincher Creek and district to join in whole heartedly in the 1974 Southern Alberta Summer Games to help Fort Macleod celebrate the town's and the RCMP's centennial. The games will be held in Fort Macleod Aug. 7 to 10. Persons competing should arrange for holidys of time ofl for that time, the department urged. Principal fenian in charge'' FOREMOST "The principal of a school can be regarded in the same capacity as a captain of an ocean bound ship. He must admnister and organize the staff so that the entire organization operates at maximum effectiveness for the development and growth of all students and personnel." This is, in effect, the substance of a new policy on the duties of principals, passed by the County of Forty Mile School Committee recently. The policy acknowledges that, the principal is the professional leader as well as the school committee's senior administrator within each school, and it is his or her responsibility to carry forward the policies of the committee and the department of education with the constant aim of providing those educational services which are in the best interest of cverv child. Coleman CWL names officers COLKMAN (CNP Bureau) Mrs. Minnie Lacroix will head the Coleman Council of the Catholic Womens League this term. Elected with Mrs. LaCroix is the following slate: first vice- president. Mrs. Helen Dancoisne; second vice-president. Mrs. Violet Wavrecan: third vice-president. Mrs. Veronica Proc; treasurer. Mrs. H. Pickering, and secretary, Mrs. S. Baruta. A Peace and Development Tea was held at the home of Mrs. H. Pickering and catered by Mrs. H. Dancoisne, Mrs. A. Hawkins and Mrs. Angie Owen which realized a sum of Inlerfaith service June 30 FORT MACLEOD The Ir.terfaith committee met to finalize plans for the oentenriial interfaith service, the event heralding the beginning of HomecoiTuniJ Week, The 90-minute service of thanksgiving will be held on June at 2 p.m. in the Fort Macleod arena. There will be 11 churches participating. ALL EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL are invited to take advantage of a FREE LEGION SERVICE Mr. Colin McKay, Provincial. Service Officer from Calgary will be a! the General Stewart Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion on Thursday, April 25. 1974 during the hours of p.m. to p.m. and p.m. to p.m. to give advice on veterans benefits etc. Anyone wishing to see Mr. McKay is asked to call or write The Secretary of Branch No. 4, who will arrange an appointment. Phone 327-6644. At the fishing hole A multitude of South Country youngsters tried their luck at the old fishing hole during the recent days of warm, spring weather. At Indian Battle Park Karen Ging- rich, 11, left, of 283-7th Ave. A S., and JoAnne Cahoon, 11, of 284-7th Ave. S. joined the anglers. County will evaluate computer bookkeeping FOREMOST (Staff) The Countv of Forty Mile council Friday heard a sales presentation from Lynn Deislets of NCR Canada Ltd. on a computerized bookkeeping machine and was impressed enough to decide on a trip to the County of Vulcan to study one in operation there. A month ago the council heard a similar presentation from William Gray of Lethbridge, sales representative for Burroughs Business Machines. Council is looking at a possible expenditure of more than for whichever machine it chooses. SecretaryTreasurer Roy Wallman said the county now has a reserve fund of set up for equipment. At the same time, Coun. William George McFall urged that the secretary go ahead with his plan to have a representative from the Alberta School Trustees Association at a future meeting to advise the council on data processing. Coun. Marg Dragland asked, "Can't a simpler bookkeeping method be used rather than spend money like Coun. Frank Romeike noted, "You are looking at mechanizing the operation as opposed to hiring more people." "It looks like wild spending to said Coun. Dragland, adding, "The last machine was put into use four years ago." Crown counsel named for East Kootenay CRANBROOK. B.C. Current provincial alterations in administration of justice on a district basis has continued with appointment of an East Kootenay Crown counsel. He is" Dirk Rynevold, 27. formerly law partner in Graham, Worley and Stewart of Cranbrook and Kimberley. Attorney-General Alex Macdonakl announced this effective April 1. East Kootenay Provincial Judge L. A. f. Nimsick's appointment became effective Feb. in this new court structure which covers provincial and family court matters in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Creston, Fernie, Sparwood, and the upper Columbia valley including Golden. Provincial courts in the six administration areas of the province, established under the new legislation, will handle some 90 per cent of criminal judicial matters in British Columbia, with county court and assize court the remainder. County of Forty Mile track meet at Foremost FOREMOST A track and field meet for Grade 1-9 students in county schools was approved for Wednesday June 12 by the County of Fort Mile School Committee at its April meeting. The meet will be held at Foremost School, with the alternate date set for June 19 in case of inclement weather. The committee also gave approval to two county badminton tournaments, and approved the purchase of trophies for the winners of respective divisions at each. The junior high tournament will be staged at Senator Gershaw High School in Bow- Island, and the senior high school tournament will be held in Foremost. Resignations were received from two County teachers. W. .lack McDonald, industrial arts teacher at Foremost School has resigned as of (he end of the current school year. Ken Joseph's resignation as a social studies and art teacher at Senator Gershaw High School is effective April 22. Mr. Joseph will he replaced by Bill Bradv of Edmonton. CPP officer lo visil (Glareshoi in Claresholm residents will have a chance to talk with a fieldworker for Canada Pension Plan this week. According to CPP district manager J. C. Bouchard, G. R. Stewart will visit the senior citizens centre in Claresholm lo help area residents with their applications and answer questions about CPP, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement. Mr. Stewart will be at thg drop in centre April 25, a.m. to p.m. and April 26, 8 to 10 a.m. Public road eyed to Forty Mile Lake FOREMOST (Staff) Coun. Marg Dragland's efforts to broaden recreation and picnic areas in the County of Forty Mile are paying off. Friday the county council took steps to put a public road through to Forty Mile Lake, about 12 miles north of Foremost. The road access will be required in Section 14, Township 8. Range 11 on a parcel owned by Mrs. Christian Lantz. The exact location of the access road was not pinpointed but it appears to be in the southwest quarter. Secretary-Treasurer Roy Wallman will contact the department of lands and forests and the St. Mary River Irrigation District regarding the road and recreational area plan. This action follows a tour April 8 by 20 people, including Councillors Dragland, Frank Romeike, Ed Torsher, and William Kenneth Babe; Utility officer's duties considered She was referring to a Burroughs machine. Apparently newer equipment is needed because there is a demand now for more detailed analyses. Said Reeve Dan VandenBerg: "Education wants things broken down more than we used to have." "They want said Coun. Dragland, "but do they have to have answered Reeve VandenBerg and Coun. Romeike in unison. The county has about properties but only from to 1.600 taxpayers, said Mr. Deislets. Accounting data recorded on cassettes and buzzed through the computer could enable every taxpayer to receive tax notices detailed right down to the last quarter section if the county so desired. He said the computer couid provide Canada Pension Plan calculations. Unemployment Insurance Commission calculations and print out all fixed deductions. T4 slips would be prepared much more easily. The machine sells for less trade of for (includingsoftware charges of Council learned it would cost a year to use such a machine on a contract basis. Coun. Russell Scratch suggested council appoint a committee to work with the secretary-treasurer to evaluate the machines. Mechanical gopher-killer discussed FOREMOST (Staff! Coun. Ed Torsher is investigating a mechanical gopher poisoner. He told his fellow councillors he is sure he read about such a machine somewhere. Reeve Dan Vanden Berg said it is not new to him. Back in the 1930s he had an extra drill box on his seeding machine that would drop gopher poison into the tire track. He put a round of gopher poison on every field. Coun. William George McFall said he prefers to use propane gas piped deep into the burrows by a long hose. Another councillor cautioned him not to drop a match down tiie hole after the operation. "A 20 gallon tank that will put propane in a lot of holes. I will tell you." said Coun. McFall. "Where do you bring up a complaint about shooting off loo many coyotes'1" asked Coun. Marg Dragland. "Now we have got too many gophers." She was advised to contact fish and game groups for help. FOREMOST (Staff) Coun. Frank Romeike brought the rejected proposal to hire a utilities officer back to the County of Forty Mile council Friday and said the county needs one "If it can be shown this man can be used effectively and not to sit on his butt." The county council decided Feb. 22 it" didn't need a utilities officer and therefore would pass on the provincial government's offer to grant per annum to pay his salary and expenses. Friday Reeve Dan VandenBerg submitted once again that there would be nothing for a utilities officer to do in the Countv of Forty- Mile. In other areas of the province, these officers are busy helping to organize natural gas co-operatives. The three co-ops in the County of Forty Mile have been operating for many years. But Coun. Romeike says the county should hire one and Ihen decide what his duties would be. "The county could employ the person, get the funds, and let his duties be spelled out by the suggested Coun. Romeike. Countered Coun. Dragland: "Doesn't sound like a lol of money when you can't put your finger on what this fellow would be "I think we are wrong by not getting an absolutely clear-cut interpretation of his duties would be." said Coun. Romeike "Could he report back to the asked Coun. William George McFall. "Just for the sake of saving lives. Would that be Coun. Homeike said "this fellow would be in charge of the operation." Reeve VandenBerg wondered if it was a good idea to spend of the taxpayers' money "just because we are getting a grant for it." He noted the co- ops are already organized. But Coun. McFall said, "I think Frank is on the right track. The position could be used for other things, not just what is in this letter (a letter from the provincial department clarifying the duties of a utilities communities hope to solve dog problems COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Towns in the Crowsnest Pass are ganging up to clear up the dog problem in the area. The incorporated areas in the district have joined forces to hire a dog control officer to look alter the "Pass towns and this week Mayor John Holyk received affirmation from Phil Stonehouse. administrator of Improvement District No. 5. that this area would also participate in the plan. The will share the cost of the dog control officer. It will supply its own pens but the town will be responsible for heat, light, building and operating the pens. The cost is to be charged to Improvement District No. 5. The towns concerned have animal control bylaws which indicate that animals must not be left to run at. large but must be under the care and control of the owner at all times. Fines up to can be imposed for various infractions of the bvlaws. provincial recreation officials Max Gibb and Doug Marker, both of Lethbridge, and Bill Hickman and Roy Bolston of the Medicine Hat Regional Planning Commission. They visited the lake, Granlea Dam. Red Rock and Golden Sheep parks. Coun. Dragland said a road into Red Rock was also discussed. Work will be done to develop the Forty-Mile Lake area and with a view to raising the level of the lake. Said Coun. Dragland: "It suits some people. Maybe not everybody but some people can't afford to go to Waterton every week. But as it is there is still a good-sized lake there. "I would move that steps be taken to obtain access to Forty-Mile said Coun. Romeike. He was supported. Coun. Babe said development of the lake would come faster if a highline ditch were constructed. Coun. Romeike agreed the county would be prepared to up the tab for any survey work." Secretary-treasurer Wall- man said the provincial government is going to take a look at Golden Sheep Park this summer with a view to realizing its recreation potential. Unifarm conference at Pincher PINCHER CREEK Seven zones represented by 46 members attended the annual spring conference of the Women of Unifarm. Region 12. which was held recently in the Pincher Creek Municipal District building. Mrs. Lola Lange, alternate director, conducted the meeting. Mayor J. Teran welcomed the women to Pincher Creek and praised their objectives. The Rev. Ron Harris gave the invocation. Ken Nichol, zone chairman of the Alberta Fish and Game Association, spoke to the women on the aims of the organization and how they could help in getting their husbands to join along with them. Mrs Betty Pederson. provincial president, of the Women of Unifarm. spoke on the role of women in today's society. WATCH AND WAIT FOR ELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 Day Only Thursday, April 25th 516-3rd AVENUE SOUTH nk of Montreal) (Next Door I Super speed. Super Mercs. I I I I I V if you're ready for the ultimate in outboard speed, get a Maxi Merc These three powerplants from Mercury are 57 ways better for 1974. With improvements and re- finements -to make them stronger, faster, more efficient. For big-water cruising or snappy skiing, you can't match a Maxi Merc! See why at your Mercury dealer's. MERCURY. Power to do the thing you really want. UFA TOTAL FARM SUPPLY SERVICE Aluminum Car Toppers, Trailers COMPLETE LINE OF Mercury Fishing Motors 4, 7Vs, 9.8, 20 H.P. Available at UFA Centres in LETHBRIDGE and VULCAN 3l31-2nd A've. 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