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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta ETHdRIDGE August i Fort 'phone cables to be buried CLARESHOLM (Staff) Willow Creek Municipal District development control officer Jack Derochie says Alberta Government Telephones will install buried cable in the river bottom area west of Fort Macleod from September to November. Heavy equipment will not be used. Clarence Den Boon of the Fort Macleod area is now designated as being a rural resident and will be served by the natural gas co operative in his area, Mr Derochie OPENING SOON! in CENTRE VILLAGE MALL noted during a meeting of the MD council. The MD council has approved franchise areas for Claresholm Central and Little Bow natural gas co operatives. Mr. Derochie said there are about 70 customers in Claresholm Central, people who earlier rejected natural gas. and a co op must be formed now to qualify for the provincial government grant. "It is going to cost them compared to on the other side of the said Mr. Derochie. It is the last of eight co operatives whose areas extend into the MD. The Little Bow Gas Co operative cuts through the MD but is mostly the concern of Vulcan and Lethbridge area residents, said Mr. Derochie. Mr. Derochie said Palmer Engineering Ltd. should be urged to install lines with map grid lines. It was noted by a councillor one co op is installing gas meters at the roadside, rather than at the residence, so this will increase the cost burden on the shareholder. The 29.5 acre parcel owned by Herman Lowen two miles west of Fort Macleod on the north side of the Oldman River will be retained in his subdivision and cash will be paid to satisfy the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission stipulation of 10 per cent reserve for recreation, council decided. Coun. John Zoeteman of Fort Macleod said the parcel is right next to the bridge and beside a turkey ranch. "There is no way you can get in to it without going through his said Coun. Zoeteman. "You couldn't use it as a campsite." Rancher Quenton Armstrong of the Stavely area received MD approval of his plan to build a stock watering dam on an MD road allowance. Reeve George Whitehead said it would be impossible to build a road on the road allowance. "The only way you could get across would be over the dam." said Reeve Whitehead. It's a wet weather dam to save run off water. Council closed road allowances in the southeast quarter of section 15, township 10, range 25, about six miles northeast of Fort Macleod, to allow an irrigation system to draw water from the Oldman River. "Can we close this without the fish and game club getting riled asked Coun. Wallree Daley. The property is owned by Ruby Wakelin. Reg McNab was authorized to use an unused road allowance on his property about seven miles southeast of Fort Macleod for a similar irrigation scheme. Said general foreman Dave Petersen of the MD: "I hope he has better luck than others who have had their irrigation pipes shot full of holes." 3 SCARLET COATS SINGING WIRES ONE OF A SERIES Thongs, .THE ALBERTA IDEA THAT HELPS HANDICAPPED CHILDREN ACROSS CANADA The pioneer Mounties who helped bring phone service to Alberta uould be proud of Alberta's Telephone Pioneers. They use phones to help children overcome speech handicaps. Who are the Telephone Pioneers? Telephone company people with long records, including retired telephone personnel. Small Fry telephone in children's hospitals are among the many ways in which the Telephone Pioneers help people. The little girl in the picture is one of those who first learned to talk on Small Fry systems donated and installed by the Telephone Pioneers. Today, the Small Fry phone idea has spread to many hospitals in Canada and U.S.A. A real tribute to the ingenuity of Alberta's public spirited Telephone Pioneers! H' comes aim' in irrs" I'ti'.hriiin On-r 200 i n id Mi i mm 'Jill. Kdmonhm T5-I'2SI. AG Keeps you in touch with your friends South In Short Women get life memberships NEW DAYTON (HNS) Life membership certificates and pins were presented to two long time members of the New Dayton United Church Women, Mrs. Kitty Kent and Mrs. Alice Gorrill. Mrs. Kent came to live in New Dayton in 1917 and joined the Women's Missionary Society in 1918. Then when the WMS and Ladies Aid combined she became a member of the ladies aid and has remained a faithful worker throughout the years. For the past 8 years she has knitted bandages for the leper hospital in Angola. She has knit her way through 100 bandages while viewing TV, she says. Mrs. Gorrill also began her service in WMS in 1925 and became a member of the ladies aid, then women's association and finally United Church Women in 1962. She was secretary in 1926 and has served on many committees throughout the years. Sewage to be discussed TABER (HNS) The town's policies and program of irrigating hay land with spent sewage from a 40 acre storage lagoon will be the subject of a meeting set for Aug. 23. District a i igationist Wally Chin will meet with members of a council committee and irrigation specialists from Lethbridge to discuss the crop production and improvements to the spray irrigation system. The meeting was called as the result of a decision of the council to expand the wheel-move type system in use on the half section. The possibility of converting to a pivot system will be explored. Meanwhile, a second crop of alfalfa will be harvested this week, with a third crop anticipated before the end of the season. The hay is bought in the field by Vauxhall Dehydrating Co. Cardston MD opposes plan CARDSTON (Staff) The Cardston Municipal District council Monday decided to draft an official letter, to be signed by all members of council, stating to the provincial government its opposition to the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission's regional plan. Returning officer named Tax hike proposed CLARESHOLM (Staff) Claresholm town councillor Paul Andersen Wednesday asked the Willow Creek Municipal District council to add one mill to its tax rate to obtain funds for recreation purposes. "We do have a financial said Coun. Andersen. "Our expenses have been going up for years and years. These are now in excess of a year for operation, costs and maintenance." Coun. Andersen said the Claresholm facilities get about from the MD but one-third of the people using the sports facilities are rural, not town, people. "People can come from Stavely or Granum or anywhere in the district and we don't said Coun. Andersen. "But the town is continually faced with higher costs and we don't have any other source of revenue Asked by an MD councillor if grants are available, Coun. Andersen said these amount- ed to only last year. "It doesn't amount to that much." he said. The MD is now contributing one mill, and the town is more than six mills as well as two mills for debenture costs Coun. Andersen said "there is always something breaking down" at the swimming pool or skating rink. "Another mill would certainly he said. Reeve George Whitehead suggested that the town recreation director Bill Fraser attend the next MD meeting with more precise facts and figures for the MD council's consideration. TABER (HNS) R. Wesley Jensen of Barnwell has been appointed returning officer for the 1974 elections in the MD of Taber No 14. The elections will involve the seven division councillors in j the municipal district, and five rural wards in Taber General fjrrci.Cl.er 111611 Hospital District No. 27. Nominations will be received at the MD office here from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Sept. 18 with elections to follow four weeks later on Oct. 16. For the town of Taber. secretary-treasurer T. M. Anton is the returning officer with Larry Flexhaug DRO. The town elections will involve six members of council, the office of mayor, two directors for the hospital board representing two urban wards, and all of the separate school board trustees. Nomination and election dates are the same as those of the MD. An advance poll for the town will be held Oct. 11, and an institutional poll will be held on the date of election. Public school board trustees, all of whom retire this fall, will be elected separately under the provisions of the school act. to change CLARESHOLM (Staff) The public works general foreman of the Willow Creek Municipal District Wednesday was advised to order his grader operators not to work on the wrong side of the road. Assessment roll adopted TABER (HNS) At its August meeting, Taber MD council adopted the 1974 assessment roll for land, buildings and improvements as the basis for 1975 taxation purposes. Pipe lines, power lines and oil equipment are subject to an annual assessment. A general assessment, long overdue, has not been scheduled by the department of municipal affairs. Meanwhile, current assessments are used in the assessment roll for subsequent years prior to the general assessment. Taber fitness plan begun TABER (HNS) A fitness awareness program for Taber is being promoted by the recreation department. Recreation superintendent Roy Blais and assistant Chris Landreth told the town council Monday that the program would involve the use of a mobile fitness testing unit here for 21 days for the testing of individuals and evaluation of results and counselling each candidate on physical and nutritional needs. The program, set up jointly by the departments of culture, youth and recreation and health and social services, is available to a limited number of centres. A small fee would be charged for the testing and evaluation. A co-ordinator for the program is meeting with a number of local representatives including town councillors today to discuss the program and local facilities, at which time application will be made for the service. Preferred dates are in September or October, and rooms associated with the swimming pool would be available for use. Coaldale permits slowing COALDALE (HNS) The value of building permits issued by the town of Coaldale during the first seven months of the year is running slightly behind last year's figures. The town says worth of permits were issued from January to the end of July of this year, compared with million during the corresponding period last year. However, the 1973 total had doubled that of the previous year. A breakdown for May, June and July shows the following totals (1973 equivalent in May residential commercial June residential commercial July residential i and no commercial permits were issued during Ju! of either The total number of permits issued was not available. A recent accident claim involving a motorist who suffered damages in an accident with a grader operating to the left of the centre line, resulted in in damages being awarded to the motorist, council learned. "Graders should be operated to the left of the centre line only when absolutely a letter from the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties advised. COMPLETE HOME OWNERS' INSURANCE AT LOWER RATES HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 120V3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-7777 ABSTAINER'S INSURANCE COMPANY The only Canadian Company providing automobile and lire insurance exclusively to abstainers. EATON'S BIG TUESDAY DAY Look for the Back-to-School values in the ious Departments! Watch for it! Wait tor re! It's the Eaton Sale everyone waits for... Check the big full prie Ad In Monday's Herald! ;