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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, August LETHBRIOGE South in Short MacEwan to judge show RAYMOND (Staff) More than 100 entries are expected for a light horse show with former lieutenant governor Grant MacEwan in attendance here Wednesday and Thursday It is organized by 12 4-H light horse clubs in Southern Alberta with the assistance of the department of culture, youth and recreation. The first class, showmanship, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Raymond Indoor Arena with Mr. MacEwan judging. This will follow a special breakfast, now being organized, for Mr. MacEwan. Thursday the show will resume at 9 a.m. in the arena. Three divisions of competition will be judged first year riders, juniors and seniors. Seniors are considered those riders 14 years old by Jan. Juniors are 13 years and under. First year riders can't compete with juniors and seniors. Competitio'n includes showmanship, barrel races, trail riding, jumping, English equitation, musical tires, egg and spoon race, halter class, western pleasure and pole bending. Town office delayed again COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) There will be a further delay before work begins on the proposed town office and library building. New bids must now be submitted. Council hopes discussions with contractors may begin about mid October. A situation earlier this year, when two money borrowing bylaw votes were taken before approval of the project could be given, placed contractors in a bad position. They could not wait for the town's decision. Now tenders must be called again. Volleyball at Blairmore BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Blairmore has officially contracted with the 1975 Canada Winter Games committee to provide a site for the volleyball preliminaries These will be played in the Crowsnest Consolidated High School. Under the contract, the school will get worth of equip- ment which will include lights, volleyball standards, a public address system and bleachers. The town will pay one third of upgrading costs Most of the new equipment will be acquired by the school and council will approach the school board to ask for a portion of the cost. Picture Butte couple honored PICTURE BUTTE (Special) Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mcllroy were the guests of honor when their family entertained them on the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary. A family presentation and several individual presentations were made during the afternoon. Barbecue for delegates IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Haney entertained with a barbecue at their home in honor of 60 members of the Co-operative Insurance Services Board who were in Lethbridge for the annual board meeting. Delegates came from several provinces. Wildlife office opening BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) A provincial fish and wildlife division, department of lands and forests, office will be opened this month in the courthouse building here. Formerly the nearest office was at Pincher Creek. Test coal shipped east COLEMEN (CNP Bureau) During July, Byron Creek Collieries shipped the first tons of a ton order of Corbm area coal to Ontario Hydro The test coal is loaded at the McGillvery Loop and is shipped east at the rate of about tons a week TV relay almost ready COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) A television relay tower on Bluff Mountain near here is almost ready to begin rebroad- casti-g CFCN-TV to Crowsnest Pass viewers. Equipment is ready for installation. There may be a delay before the tower begins functioning to enable Calgary Power to string a power line to the site. Taber schools to open TABER (HNS) All schools in Taber School Division No. 6 will begin the school term, Aug 27. Schools will operate during the forenoon only for registra- tion classes will begin on Wednesday, Aug 28. Teachers will be on duty one day earlier and will spend Aug. 26. in preparing for the school year. Kindergarten classes for schools in the division will get un- derway the following week. An orientation period for children and parents will be held from Sept 3 to 13. Regular kindergarten classes will begin on Sept. 16. Letters will be sent to all parents providing details of this program Parents of school age children who have recently moved into the district may contact their school principal through the school division office. Stable grassland burned HIGH RIVER An old stable building and corrals near the High River- dump grounds were destroyed recently in a spec- tacular blaze that burned over several acres of grassland before it was brought under control by local firefighters Firefighters used two tank units to wet down the site and extinguish smouldering fence posts and other debris They were hampered by the condition of the area, broken by large hedgerows of bushels and piles of wood refuse. Later the rural crew was called to a burning half-ton truck on Highway 2 north of the overpass The front end of the truck was in flames when the crew arrived. Firefighters cooled a tank of diesel fuel in the back, preventing a possible explosion. RCMP officer transferred BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Sgt. Al Dirk of the RCMP detachment here has been transferred to St. Albert. Sgt. Dirk has been replaced by Cpl. Jim Rice, formerly posted to Brooks. Senior citizens request higher basic pension PHIL ILLINGWORTH photo Before nightfalls The setting sun outlines a whitetail buck with white on the Mclntyre Ranch south of Magrath. PINCHER CREEK (Special) About 185 delegates to the Alberta Senior Citizens' Organization recent annual meeting here reaffirmed its support of the Senior Citizens' Affairs Act that was introduced at the Spring session of the Alberta legislature. Given first reading, the bill provides for a "senior citizens' advocate" and a special cabinet committee on senior citizens involving seven existing government port- folios The act calls for ap- pointment of a minister of senior citizens. The measure will come up for further consideration at the fall session. Reports from groups in seven southern Alberta towns were heard at deliberations in the Pincher Creek Community Hall. These were from groups at Coleman, Blairmore, Bellevue, Fort Macleod, Taber, Lethbridge and Pincher. They covered the opening of oldtimers' drop in centres and holding of bingos, teas, walkathons and bus tours Effie Harper, president of the Alberta Council on Aging, said: "There is no greater waste anywhere than wasting the abilities and strengths of these people who have made the way for others. Power in numbers, headed in the same Honored Leonard K. Haney of Iron Springs was hon- ored at a special cere- mony when he was ad- mitted to the Olds Col- lege Agricultural Hall of Fame. Mr. Haney, a Mas- ter farmer, rancher, seed grower, livestock feed- er, and senior member of a family farm corpora- tion has also held educa- tional positions at the local, district and pro- vincial level. He is a Robertson Associate of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association, is serving on the national level as a director and is vice-president of the Al- berta Seed Growers' Association. A graduate of the Olds School of Agriculture, Mr. Haney was presented with a plaque to commemorate the occasion. direction, is necessary if the government is to listen to the needs of pensioners." A life membership was presented to Florence Stewart of Taber. The meeting decided to urge the federal government to raise the basic old age securi- ty pension to per month and the guaranteed supplementary income to per month The oldtimers decided to ask Ottawa that old age security be made available to 60 year olds because people of that age are unable to ob- tain work Both federal and provincial governments will be asked to provide more low rental housing and all types of special care housing for senior citizens. Both governments will be asked to continue the old age pension of a deceased person to the. surviving member of the union if older than 60 years of age. Greyhound Bus Lines will be approached with regard to giving reduced fares to old- timers. The meeting approved a resolution asking that govern- ment funds be used to com- pensate senior citizens for paying increased electric and natural gas rates. A rebate on the purchase of eye glasses is not good enough, the convention decided, asking for a "no charge" policy under the Vulcan pool may be retired VULCAN The Vulcan Lions Club has decided to pull the plug oh the Vulcan Memorial Swimming Pool. H has served for 28 years and must be replaced. The Lions, original builders of the pool, have been aware for the past 10 years that the day of the wrecking crew was approaching The pool would be emptied for the last time this fall if the Lions could be sure financing for a new pool is available. It could cost as much as to replace the pool that cost to build iu 1946. Lions President Wayne Ericksen and club member Ron Pelham have inspected new pools at Vauxhall and Milk River and the cost figures at these centres were from to Although the pool contains clean water and the plant operates up to health stan- dards, the operation has been getting by only with the help of an understanding health inspector, club officials say Several thousands of dollars have been invested in a new furnace and filtering system which is portable and suitable for a larger pool. The club will investigate the possibility of government grants. A fund raising program may also be under- taken locally. Alberta Medical Care program. They want the homeowner's grant as a straight payment instead of the government's present policy of using the money to reduce the school tax. Isabel Ambrose was ap- pointed to the courtesy com- mittee. Greetings were brought from the town by Mayor Juan Teran. He said the resolutions were good and the town has a keen interest in making life better for senior citizens. MLA Charles Drain read a letter of greeting from Premier Peter Lougheed. He thanked the pensioners for their contributions to the growth of the province. MLA David King of Ed- monton presented a cheque to the host branch from the provincial government. A. A. Neddow of Fort Macleod was named president; Betty Waldren, Lethbridge, first vice president; Dave Bouthillier, Coleman, second vice president, and Marion God- dard, secretary treasurer. The Herald District Threat of fire continues high Threat of forest fires in Southwestern Alberta remains high to extreme and forest officials are hoping they can ride out the rest of the summer fire free. Jim Hereford, chief ranger for the Crow section of the Bow Crow forest, said to date there have been 13 forest fires in the Crow section but they were all small and fairly easily ex- tinguished. "Access to the fires was easy and we got to them fast, before they could he said. He said though the hazard is high everything is clear and there are no fires in Southern Alberta. "We'd like to keep it that way but August is usually a bad month for forest fires. The only way we can keep them clear is with hope and co operation of people camping or going into the he said. Meanwhile, more than 150 men, supported by four helicopters and 10 bulldozers, are fighting a acre forest fire 40 miles southeast of Grande Prairie The blaze is under partial control. Mr. Hereford said there is a province wide restriction on open campfires. He said campfires may be built only in established camp- stoves at campsites. The restriction stems from the high to extreme fire hazard which exists in the foothills forests from Grande Prairie south to the U.S. border. Cranbrook body shops introduce surcharge CRANBROOK (Special) The proposed action by area automotive body shops to add an hourly surcharge to repair costs has prompted the In- surance Corporation of B C to go to the two estimate system for Cranbrook Owners of accident vehicles in the Cranbrook area have been advised to get two es- timates as to the cost of repair work. The body shop would be bidding on the work to be done The ICBC adjuster would accept the lower of the two es- timates This system is designed to counteract the recent an- nouncement by five Cranbrook body shops to add a per hour surcharge to the current ECBC hourly rate of It was effective Aug 1 With the rapidly rising cost of operating their shops and demands of workers for wages relative to the cost of living, body shop owners say the government offer of per hour is unrealistic One body shop manager here says they wanted to try and achieve parity with the mechanical shops, now receiving a reported to 50 per hour The owner stated he ran the risk of losing his workers to higher rate paying shops if he couldn't bring the current hourly rate into line Body shop managers here say journeymen workers receive a basic 30 per hour plus fringe benefits which add about 25 an hour The body shops said the sur- charge money would have had to be paid prior to the release of the vehicle from the shops Customers would be inform- ed of the additional charge before the work was started GIRL GETS WISH MADISON HEIGHTS. Mich (APi One of the things Geneva Smith wanted most from hie was a high school diploma She received it Wednesday, just 5'a hours belore she died of leukemia The 17-year-old girl, who had battled cancer for three years would have been a high school senior this fall For one low price Esso experts will give your car Oil change, including up I to 4 quarts of any Esso j warranty-approved motor oil i New oil filter 'We know tiow much you depend on your car." All work guaranteed Mays o< -1 000 i'i i s You pay no more than pn< es quoted at tsso Cornplctp Care Retails I se ycur fssn or Charqpx rredit card O'lor quod ui August 17 1974 ;