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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Blood residents Thursday, April LETHBRIOQE ._. threaten legal action Antelope hunter Ruth Cervo of Lundbreck shows antelope antlers that won the Andy Dow Memorial Shield at the Coleman Fish and Game Association's recent annual trophy night. She bagged the antelope last fall to win 85, highest score in the big game test. VERN DECOUX photo Coleman sportsmen hold trophy night By VERN DECOUX Crowsnest Pass Bureau COLEMAN MLA Charles Drain told Coleman Fish and Game Association members at their recent annual trophy night that the provincial fish hatchery at Calgary, built two years ago, is now functioning well. Last year the hatchery fish suffered a disease and died. This year all is well and the hatchery will produce plenty of stocking fish for southern water impoundments. Mr. Drain said hunters are in conflict with cattlemen over leased Crown lands. Public relations people on both sides could do much to iron out the difficulties, he said. He spoke about the depletion of game in certain areas and said that only certain numbers of animals should be harvested from particular areas. Gino Marucca won the Bill Filewich Memorial Trophy for the largest rainbow trout. Ruth Cervo received the Andy Dow Memorial Shield for the best big game animal taken. Guide and outfitter Bill Michalski of Lundbreck showed color slides of wild animals and scenery. Trophies were presented as follows: Rainbow trout: Gino Marucco, two pounds, two ounces; Bob Salant, one pound, eight ounces. Rocky mountain white fish: Bob Salant, one pound, one- half an ounce. Dolly varden: Frank Krish, seven pounds, eight ounces; Harry Scaba, three pounds, 12 ounces. Mule deer: Peter Hucik and Garry Jordan. Whitetail deer: Paul Filewich and Wilf Lacorix. Black bear: Bob Williams. Elk: Bob Williams and John Perozak. Bighorn sheep: Paul Filewich. Antelope: Ruth Cervo. Moose: Doug Plante. The South In short Store closing question tough BOW ISLAND (Staff) Bow Island secretary treasurer V. 0. Foss said Tuesday agreement has not yet been reached by Bow Island merchants on whether to continue a half-day closing Wednesday or to close Mondays. A recent meeting failed to win agreement. It was called by Oliver Hodge, chairman of the Bow Island Chamber of Commerce merchants retail committee. "There seems to be a lot of things the merchants must iron out before reaching said Mr. Foss. Tuesday. Thursday and Friday are the only three days of the week a shopper can be sure of finding all the stores open here. Some firms close Monday, some Wednesday; some Saturday and almost all on Sunday. Granum Elks install officers GRANUM (HNS) Harold Clark has been installed as exalted ruler of the Elks. Other officers installed were: Immediate past exalted ruler, Jim Laursen: leading knight, Doug Barnes; loyal knight, Phil DeMaere; lecturing knight, Alf Brisby; treasurer. Don Douglas: secretary, Stan Byer: chaplain. Harvey Dimm. esquire, Gordy Jones; inner guard, Ray Dunlop; tyler. Alf Jorgenson, and trustee. Charley Wesley. Want 500 used tires? BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) How do you get rid of 500 used tires? The Town of Blairmore wants to know. If anyone wants them just to ask. A local firm held the tires over the winter for local people who wanted to make 500 flower beds. But they changed their minds. Now the distributor and the town are stuck with the goods. The town does not want to burn the tires at the local nuisance grounds. Michel Eagles elect officers NATAL (HNS) Michel Eagles recently elected officers and named John Letasy, president; Robert Desjardins, vice president; Walter Skura, conductor; J. T. Mitchell, secretary; J. L. Desjardins, treasurer; John Chala, chaplain: John Oswald, inside guard; Pete Letasy, outside guard, and trustees, John Kundrak, Angcle Zanon and Vic Cibulka. The past president is John Kundrak. Kainai 'confiscated' band's money By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer Two residents on the Blood Reserve say they have contacted a Lethbridge lawyer to investigate the possibility of bringing legal action against the Blood band council for setting up Kainai Industries. Duncan Bottle and Frank Cotton have alleged the band illegally used funds previously distributed among, band members on a per-capita basis to set up the sectional housing factory on the reserve at Standoff. Until the mid-'60s, much of the revenue from oil and gas royalties was distributed by the band to all reserve residents on a per-capita basis and Mr. Cotton said in a Herald interview, these payments have, in the past, been as high as per year, per individual. But, in 1966, the band began to use this revenue for capital works on the reserve and the amount distributed has gradually decreased. Last year the distribution payment was per person. Mr. Bottle claimed that since 1970, much of the money that should have been distributed has been "confiscated" by Kainai Industries. Kainai Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of the band's economic development corporation, but was set up under a 22-year agreement with Haico Manufacturing Ltd., of Lethbridge. Under terms of the contract, the band covered the capital costs of building the factory and Haico Manufacturing put up operating capital. Red Crow Development Ltd., the band's holding company, receives 20 per cent of the gross profits and Haico takes 80 per cent. The band's financial contribution to the formation of the factory was made up of private income of band members, the two men claimed, and could not be used for any other purpose without a referendum. "Haico and Red Crow have swindled this Mr. Bottle alleged. While admitting Kainai Industries has brought employment to the reserve, Mr. Bottle said the factory doesn't benefit everyone, as the income distribution did. They also claimed that Haico negotiated the deal with the band so they could get free use of reserve lands. "They purported that Kainai Industries belonged to the Indians so they could hide behind Mr. Bottle charged. Kainai Industries is solely owned by Red Crow Development, but until the contract expires in 1992, Haico Manufacturing can elect three of the six directors of Kainai Industries. Pete Swartman, Indian affairs department regional supervisor in Lethbridge, told The Herald he thinks the reason for the dispute is that many people do not understand what is happening on the reserve. But he questioned if anything illegal has been done and said the Indian Act does not require the band to distribute capital revenues among band members. "There is more long-term benefit from building capital projects than distributing before he said. Richard Mills, assistant band manager, said there may have been a need at one time for the per-capita disstribution, but improvement of social programs and aid on the reserve has eliminated that need. The money is now used for projects such as Kainai Industries, housing, the Kainai Sports Centre and irrigation. If that money was distributed, Mr. Mills said, "it would just bounce out of the reserve and the people would have nothing." Jim Shot Both Sides, band chief, said Kainai Industries has provided employment for "quite a number of our boys." Indian office report 'misleading' BROCKET (Staff) A story in the recent issue of Kainai News is exaggerated and misleading in saying the Indian affairs office may leave Lethbridge, a Peigan band official said Tuesday. "The story is exaggerating the whole said Henry Potts, tribal administrator for the Peigan band. "Two councils had a meeting but they didn't come to any conclusion." The Kainai News story says, "A total of 128 people on staff at the Lethbridge district office will be adversely affected by the possible move. It also means that Blood and Peigan Indians have to go up to Calgary Indian affairs if they want to seek any advice or help from Indian affairs if the district office is phased out." Mr. Potts said if the office was moved, the place to move it would be Fort Macleod. This would benefit both Blood and Peigan Indians. He said the meeting agreed to have more meetings and to come up with a study on the feasibility of moving the office, or possibly having two separate offices. Mr. Potts said in his own opinion it might be better to do away with the regional office and deal direct with 'Ottawa. The story reported on a recent meeting at Lethbridge on possible restructuring of the district Indian affairs office at Lethbridge. Fred Walchki, regional director for the Alberta region, said some programs are duplicated by the Indian affairs and band offices. He suggested changes might provide a better delivery service to the Indians. He asked the chiefs, councillors and staff at the Lethbridge meeting, "Do we need two sets of administration offices? It costs us money and you money (the Mr. Walchki said Indian affairs will not transfer responsibility to the bands until all changes satisfy both bands. He said agreement has to be reached on whether to reconstruct the Indian affairs office soon, before any other steps are taken on the idea. Dennis Chatain, special projects officer, told, the tribes the proposal will not jeopardize the reserve system, Indian Act, treaties, funds nor the services and programs available from Indian affairs. DUNCAN BOTTLE FRANK COTTON Tlic Herald- District Taber being 'hindered by poor traffic flow9 TABER (HNS) town is bening hindered by poor traffic flow, according to some town businessmen. The town needs traffic lights to co-ordinate the flow of cars through the downtown area. Taber Chamber of Commerce officials say. Lights are needed at the corners of 48th Avenue and 53rd Street, 50th Avenue and 50th Street and 54th Street and 50th Avenue. A light at 54th Street and 50th Avenue would stop traffic long enough to clear the intersection at 50th Avenue and 53rd Street where quite a few cars empty from the downtown core, the chamber said. A light at 50th Avenue and 50th Street seems warranted due to the number of accidents and the one death which have occurred at this corner, chamber members agree. Remarking on the lack of progress being made by town council on this matter, one member said. "As long as we want to be a small town, we'll stay a small town." The chamber also discussed trying to start a campaign against having refrigerators left in backyards and behind stores. Chamber members noted refrigerators are dangerous because children can play with them and get locked inside. Nemiscam cemetery may be fenced County of Forty Mile pioneers rest in graves on the open prairie at Nemiscam, east of Foremost and about 80 miles southeast of Lethbridge. County Coun. Marg Dragland has proposed that the cemetery be reduced in size and fenced. The county may examine the state of several cemeteries in the district. Cardston pool to open June 1 CARDSTON (HNS) The town operated swimming pool will open June 1. The town cannot water Centennial Square (the ball park) as water is not always available from the Leavitt Irrigation District for this purpose. However, town administrator Keith Bevans has assured recreation committee chairman Coun. Alma Summerfeldt he will pursue the matter further. Mr. Bevans is chairman of the irrigation board. Coun. Wanda Jensen says a map of the Cardston Cemetery will be prepared this summer by draftsman Bill Creed of Cardston. Coun. Jensen was told the street cleaner will sweep the street near the LDS Seminary. She brought a complaint to council that students were tracking too much dirt into the school. Local contractors will be authorized to haul black loam from the airport site to town lots only. The town has hired Norman Prete as a police constable. He replaces Val MacDonnell who resigned recently. A sidewalk, curb and gutter contract has been awarded to Calgary Concrete Ltd. The price includes an additional contract to "make the cuts" for the sidewalks. The town has recommended that since Strong, Lamb and Nelson of Calgary has been its engineering firm for many years that it be involved in studies by the PFRA for improvements to the town's water supply system. Terms of reference are now being worked out. Coun. Don Caldwell will attend a regional zone meeting of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association May 9, at Picture Butte. Mr. Bevans said Municipal Clerk Mildred Jensen will also Blairmore power rates going up attend to discuss financial procedures. Council will send delegates to the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission meeting at Lethbridge May 2 to discuss the preliminary regional plan. It will be held prior to the regular commission meeting. The purpose to "come to some agreement" on amendments for the preliminary plan. It will be held at p.m. in the science building of the Lethbridge Community College. Dennis Burt of the Cardston Chamber of Commerce will head up the organization of local activities for Canada Week June 24 to July 1. Council will inspect the corner of 5th Avenue and 1st Street E. with a view to agreeing to a request by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Williams that the drainage problem be alleviated. Roy F. Jasperson has an option to buy the Christie Motel property on the south hill but wants a portion of the land changed from highway commercial to residential. Council agreed his proposed residence should be placed in such a way that the 140-foot property could be later subdivided for additional homes. "You would have a large area that would not be cared for and a town official suggested if the action was not taken. Council will seek tenders on a house known locally as the Beck house. The town has received an offer of with down at 10 per cent interest for the property from Kay Vernon. Mayor Lloyd Gregson said the offer is not high enough. The town will seek to bargain jointly with the towns of Raymond, Magrath and Stirling at the Public Utilities Board natural gas hearings at 10 a.m. May 21. ANGLO sells TAPE RECORDERS at lower prices 419 5th Street South BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Due to a rate increase in electrical energy sold to the town by Calgary Power, Blairmore council has passed a bylaw to increase local residential rates. The rates, retroactive to April 1, will be a minimum charge plus 2.5 cents per KWH for the first 150 kilowatts and 1.6 cents for all killowatts over 150. Fire chiefs will revamp the present agreement between local fire brigades. Blairmore was in total agreement with the Town of Coleman. It says Improvement District 5 is not paying enough for the service the towns provide. The incorporated areas pay firemen for practices year round, pay for the cost of fire engines and maintenance, licences, insurance and telephones for the firemen. The improvement district only pays the firemen time when a fire occurs in the improvement district. Council will send a letter to the CRTC advising that Blairmore is in favor of having cable television. Two companies are interested in providing this service. Hearings are to be held at Edmonton May 15. Council discussed the curb, gutter and paving program and it was disclosed that Coho Paving, at and Calgary Concrete at were the low bidders. The contract has not been awarded. Council is planning on having the town's electrical system appraised. Underwood, McLellan and Associates advised the cost of having this job done would be about The decision was deferred to next meeting. The Coleman Volunteer Fire Brigade was authorized to hold a tag day here May 8 to .raise funds to fight muscular dystrophy. The department of the environment will be informed there are more than 30 car wrecks at the Blairmore nuisance grounds waiting to be crushed and hauled away. Council declared May 6 to 18 as annual spring town clean- up week. Reports of underage persons driving unlicensed minibikes in town will be brought to the attention of police. It was disclosed there are 20 local businesses in town that have not paid for their business licence. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPRINTIH6 VERNON DECOUX, R.p., Blilrmora-PhOM District calendar Michel Eagles and members of its women's auxiliary will mark the aerie's 65th anniversary May 4 in the United Mine Workers of America union hall at Sparwood with a social and dance The annual spring ball of the Oldtime Dance Club of Fort Macleod will be held at p.m. Saturday in the elementary school ATTENTION! Home Buyers, Contractors, Developers, Real Estate Agents. 44 Choice lots for sale in the Village of Nobleford Only 18 minutes from Lethbridge Fully serviced (underground) Paved streets and sidewalks Adjacent to elementary and junior high schools priced at per front foot Contact the Village Office before Friday May 3rd Phone C. CLEMENTS: 328-3322, _______________also a few Mobile Home Lots Available ;