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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald' District Committee seeks better medical understanding CRANBROOK (Special) The medical ad- visory committee of the East Kootenay regional lospital district has received i massive dose of medication. A set of guidelines may salvage the committee's jsefulness, says the East Kootenay regional hospital district. The district has agreed to a meeting with the advisory committee to arrange a better jnderstanding of the role of the committee in the job that the district does for area lospitals. Seldom does the committee get a request for advice any more. But the board still feels it leeds the "experience and Drofessionalism" within the committee. District calendar The New. Dayton Catholic Women's League planned a tea and bake sale Prom to 4 p.m. today in the New Dayton Stadium...The Cardston Trall- Khana Family Riding Club will hold a general meeting at p.m. May 9 in the Cardston Municipal District Building and a trail ride beginning at 10 j.m. May 11 at the Cardston Rodeo Grounds with Ken Woolford as trail DOSS...Wendy sleet of Brenton Harty, will be lonored by the Sacred Heart Catholic Women's League with a shower at Etzikom, May 5. Several members of the Etzikom TOPS Club will take part in the provincial Recognition Day event to be icld May 10 and 11 at Dalgary...Dr. Jim Chipman, jxalted ruler of the Taber Elks, recently presented to Ray Edwards, Southern region commissioner, toward Boy Scout programs. "It is there, if only we can bring it to our says administrator Frank Bertoia. Guideline suggestions came from several sources. Dr. Ron Johnston of Ximberley suggested the medical advisory .committee should be comparable to the technical planning committee of the Regional District of East Kootenay. This is comprised of technical personnel from provincial government departments to advise on land-use problems. "It is reasonable to ask for professional advice on the medical needs of the says Dr. Johnston. "But it hasn't been working that way." Mr. Bertoia says the district has had to rely increasingly on the technical advice of the B.C. hospital insurance service because its own advisory committee was not functioning as it should. Hospital administrators should be committee members, said Mayor H. Delesalle of Invermere. WALTER KERBEH photo Yesterday's tools Resting in a deserted 'farm yard just north of Vauxhall, this assortment of machinery lies idle, replaced by modern implements now preparing the harvest fields for a new crop. chairman B.C. lumber men told appointed develop new markets NATAL Resources Ltd. recently announced that Stephen A. Girard has been elected chairman of the board, succeeding Edgar Kaiser. Mr. Kaiser, who has served as a member of the board since the company was founded in 1967 and as chairman of the board since 1972, will continue as a director. Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr., president and chief executive officer, was elected chairman of the executive committee to succeed Mr. Girard. PENTICTION, B.C. British Columbia lumber manufacturers should look to the Middle East and China for new markets and not rely so heavily on the United States, a Vancouver lumber exporter said this week. "The world is our market and diversification is a good approach. Don't underestimate the value jf the offshore C. D. Roberts, Seaboard Lumber SINGER VACUUM CLEANERS AT SPECIAL LOW PRICES! Clean up on savings get an efficient Singer vacuum now at bargain prices! Hurry down. Phone orders also accepted. 1MB Singer Power NOW ONLY 44 Singer ONLY IT1 Singer Triple-Action vibrator brush beats and sweeps as rugs are suc- tion-air-washed. King-Size Disposable Bag. Brilliant Headlight. Vinyl bumper guard. Reg. This lightweight canister cleaner weighs under 11 IDS.! But it gives heavy- weight suction for super- efficient cleaning. Air-Jet Blower to clean out corners. No-mar wrap-around bumper pro- tects furniture. Complete set of cleaning attachments. HURRY! DON'T MISS THIS SUPER VALUE! "Singer vacuum cleaners are just as great as Singer sewing machines." CREDIT TERMS AVAILABLE. SINGER SEWING CENTRES AND PARTICIPATING APPROVED DEALERS 'Trademark ol Singer Company of Canada Lid Sales Co. Ltd. president, told an Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association meeting. "Two new markets should be given full said Mr. Roberts. "These are the Middle East and China." He told the 200 delegates that B.C. must increase lumber exports to develop its forest resources and that B.C. manufacturers are part of the world scene. He said the U.S. now takes 65 per cent of Canada's lumber exports. The housing starts in the U.S. this year were originally forecast at two million, but it now appears only 1.6 million will be made. Mr. Roberts said this means the demand for Canadian lumber will be reduced. He said 3.7 million starts were made in Europe last year and that British demands for 1974 have already been met. France and Italy offer little prospects because of their current sluggish economies. Japan, which imported 500 million board feet in 1973, could be a better customer, although its economy has slowed down, he said. The Middle East, which imports about 378 million board feet annually, will be able to buy more this year because of increased oil royalties, said Mr. Roberts. Mr. Roberts said information is limited on the lumber needs of China's tightly controlled, but rapidly growing economy. However, figures from 1971 show the country used 900 million board feet and figures show 21 billion board feet will be needed by 1980. "Canada is in a good position to bid for some of the increase." Dr. Gordon Shrum, former co-chairman of B.C. Hydro, told delegates the solution to the so-called energy crisis is to move to a nuclear-electric system. "There is really no energy crisis. It's just a shortage of cheap fuels such as oil and natural Dr. Shrum said. He said nuclear power production is competitive with oil at a barrel and suggested going to nuclear- electric power would conserve 'existing supplies of fossil fuels. He said the shortage of petroleum and natural gas will stay with us. COLLEGE SHOPPING MALL PHONE 327-2243 Open Dally a.m. to 6 p.m. Thurt. and Frl. IIIF9 p.m. Song and dance artists Linda Layton and Michael Harding delighted a Talent Night audience with a bouncy Charlston and a snappy rendition of Five Foot Two at Taber re- cently. Picture Butte skater busy in community BY MARIE SORGARD Special Correspondent PICTURE BUTTE-Petite, charming, attractive, and industrious are but a few of the adjectives one might use to describe Ann Watson. She has a zest for living and shares her capabilities and talents willingly with the community in which she lives. Her first involvement with the public began when she, as a teenager, was a member of the executive in Teen Town at Port Macleod. She also taught catechism at the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church. In the seven years she has been here she has done everything from being campaign manager for defeated ML A candidate Dan LeGrandeur to being a queen candidate. During the past two years she has served as chairman for the cancer drive for the Picture Butte, Iron Springs and Turin districts. Reducing club names leaders ETZIKOM new leader of the Etzikom TOPS Club, Val Wiggell, has chosen former leader Ethel Slimmon as recorder of weights for the club. Ruth Collins continues as reporter and scrapbook compiler; Neil Slimmon is treasurer and photographer; and the program co-ordinator is Marion Collins. She conducted the recent investiture. Mary Eckstrand was named secretary and Myrtle Schmidt is the co-leader. Award winners: Best teen-age loser: Garnet Lanz. Best division five loser: Leona Chesney. Best division four losers: Pat Schile and Neil Slimmon. Best division three loser: Myrtle Schmidt. Best division two loser: Merle Collins. New Dayton farm sold NEW DAYTON (HNS) The Harry Gorrill farm here has been sold by Doris Thirsk to Terry and Ron Kaupp. Mrs Thirsk, daughter of the late Harry Gorrill has lived on the farm the last few years. It has been in her family since 1923. The new owners are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Kaupp. She is secretary-treasurer of District No. 10 of the Order of the Royal Purple which includes eight lodges throughout southern Alberta. What many people don't know about Mrs. Watson is that she is a professional figure skater. She started training at 12 and for five years attended a summer skating school. She practiced from seven to nine hours a day under the direction of the mother and daughter team of Peggy Currie and Sonja Jacobson. This year she started a figure skating club in Picture Butte and donated her services as instructress for several weeks. She was asked to be chairman of the figure skating competitions for the Canada Winter Games next year but the rules of the Canadian Figure Skating Association forbid professionals to organize amateur sport. She is also presently involved in another community program in Picture Picture Butte Agricultural Society. She is the only woman member on a steering committe of 14. Their present project is a covered arena for Picture Butte. It is still in the initial stage and she has been put in complete charge of arrangements for a fund- raising dance to be held in the near future. Ann Watson driving force for a new arena Health centre may be sold CRANBROOK (Special) The East Kootenay Community Health Centre, which houses public and mental health units for all of the East Kootenay, may be sold by the City of Cranbrook to the Regional District of East Kootenay. The RDEK board has agreed to consider payment to the city of at least part of its equity in the building. Crar.orook's share of costs nas been Other contributors: Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood, provincial government, federal government, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Cancer Society, TB society, Rent iitation Foundation of B.C., and the Mount Baker graduating class of 1967, Cranbrook has for several years been trying to get some kind of assistance with operating and capital costs of the building. Appeals to the provincial government have been to no avail and the East Kootenay union board of health is not allowed to own property. A plan for expansion of the building was proposed late last year by Margaret Vogan, acting director of the East Kootenay Health Unit. The plan involved provision of more room for outpatient treatment in co-operation with the Cranbrook and district regional hospital. The RDEK has agreed to financing of health unit 'buildings throughout the region where required because provincial government grants to RDs would go to 80 per cent whereas municipalities can get only 60 per cent assistance' DO IT NOW-AT SAVINGS! 4 HOME fflPROKME FENCING LUMBER Choose the design of fence you like best from 28 sets of plans We will be pleased to give you a free esti- mate on any type of fence. dried spruce Prime Utility Grade Random lengths 8' to 20', per lin. ft......... 31 PLEASE NOTE In addition to our regular working hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays we are now open ALL PAY 5 p.m. ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. 2nd Ave. and 13th St. S. Phone 328-3301 "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 1925" ;