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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednttday, December 4, 1974-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD -13 Lot sale bylaw passed FOREMOST (Staff) The County of Forty Mile Council Friday passed a bylaw to authorize the sale of county lots two and three, block six, plan 6454 at Etzikom for The lots are needed, said William George McFall, because a granery, sitting on the street for 25 years, must be moved. Etzikom will mark its 60th anniversary next year and local citizens want the town cleaned up. Council learned from Reeve Dan Vanden Berg that sections 158 and 159 of the municipal act can be used to instruct people to remove old buildings and piles of rubble from their lots. Council approved a bylaw authorizing the sale of lot six, block six, plan 6454, at Etzikom to Merle Collins for He will build an aircraft hangar on it. Coun. Ed Torsher and works superintendent Frank Heck, reporting on a recent labor seminar they attended, told council that problems are caused by varying interpretations of the articles of agreement in contracts "by first-line administrators try- ing to prove themselves to be professors of the English language." Coun. William Kenneth Babe, public works chairman, noting the budget has been ex- ceeded by almost "over and above our regular road program. Coun. Bill Gejdos of Skiff suggested, to no avail, that council consider a bylaw re- quiring people who peddle literature door to door to get a permit at the county of- fice. He said a neighbor is complaining that Jehovah Witnesses left his aluminum door open twice. A permit system, said Coun. Russell Scratch, would be just a waste of time and ef- fort." Coun. Torsher, noting that world traveller Coun. McFall is getting a three month leave of absence from council meetings, quipped that his mileage will be paid from Etzikom to Foremost when he comes back and not from Vladivostok to Foremost. Council changed the date of the next tax recovery sale from Dec. 12 to 2 p.m., Dec. 30. F. C. Christopherson of Orion purchased a tax recovery lot at Manyberries in 1972 and will be informed he owns it. The first letter from the county was misplaced. "It got stapled to a said county ad- ministrator Roy Wallman. Coun. Lyle Nattrass of Manyberries noted the Orion Community Club is receiving county tax notices on an old church at Orion it is now ad- ministrating as a community hall. Mr. Wallman said the property is exempt from tax- ation. Council approved a bylaw authorizing 1974 grants as follows: Christian Reform Church, Burdett, Manyberries Community Association, Etzikom Evangelical Church, and Foremost Fish and Game Club, Tyrrell irrigators elect NEW DAYTON (HNS) Milton Peterson has been named chairman of the Tyrrell Lake Water Users Association. Other officers are, Ray- mond Culler, secretary treasurer and directors Forest Greeno, Oscar Mueller, Donald Duncan and Tony Van Deurzen. Thirty attended a recent meeting to hear Allan Strome of Edmonton, director of the water resources management division of the department of agriculture, speak about financial assistance for water management projects. The water users must work through Warner County to ob- tain assistance with stock watering, irrigation, recreation, drainage, water for hamlets, water for farmsteads and flood control projects. The first project will be for drainage at the east end of Tyrrell Lake where flood water spreads out and covers a lot of potentially good farm land. The provincial government has a 50 50 cost sharing program which could be used in this case. To date the people who would benefit have not com- mitted themselves to putting up half the cost. Water users are now studying costs and these should be known next month. Also in attendance were Ron J. Knight of the Lethbridge water resources branch; St. Mary River Irrigation District manager Jake Thiessen; Bob Smith of the department of the en- vironment; and Reeve J. H. Otto and Coun. Leif Trockstad of the Warner County. Council anxious to see sculpture Road refusal draws criticism Airport scene Planes are landing on Cardston's new airstrip miles southeast of town. A jet used the oil surfaced airstrip recently. Above, the tail section of Don Severt's twin-engine aircraft that brought exotic cattle businessmen to Cardston from Cody, Wy., a two-hour flight. By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald Staff Writer FOREMOST Coun. William George McFall of Etzikom says the County of Forty Mile should help Annetta Dorsey with her road problems. After Coun. William Kenneth Babe, chairman of the public works committee, said the county will do nothing to help the woman, Coun. McFall fired a blast at his fellow councillors. "It is a despicable and low deal we are giving said Coun. McFall. "I think it is something this whole council should take a good look at if they are going to be fair about it." Mrs. Dorsey, a widow, says she and her late husband, J. V. Dorsey, paid taxes for 55' years "and we are the only ones in the county without a built-up road." She asked the county to build up a 4V2-mile section of dirt road so she can get from her home to a gravel road. "It's a prairie trail for one mile on my own she says. "The rest hasn't been built up for a long, long time." She lives 16Vz miles south of Etzikom. She says in 1970, when her late husband was in the hospital, the county had a new road all surveyed out but didn't go ahead with it because a neighbor, Tom Sunderland, had leased the road allowance. The present road is difficult Snowmobiles reported Taber ex gone from motel elects officers Nanton RCMP are re- questing assistance in locating two yellow snow- mobiles and a white trailer stolen Nov. 30 in Nanton. The snowmobiles and trailer, belonging to Jim Cooper, Calgary, were hooked to his car which was parked in a lot across the street from the Nanton Hotel. RCMP said Mr. Cooper and a friend were staying at the hotel while on a hunting trip in the Nanton araa. When the two men left the hotel about a.r.i. they discovered the snow vehicles missing. Police said witnesses saw the snowmobiles and trailer being towed away about a.m. The snow vehicles had Saskatchewan licence plates and the trailer had an Alberta plate. Value of the vehicles and trailer was put at The snowmobiles were iden- tified as a 1968 Super 370 Ski Doo and a 1972 Elan Ski Doo. The trailer is a white wooden flatbed. RCMP ask if anyone has in- formation regarding the vehicles they may call Nanton RCMP. Library appointments made at Fort FORT MACLEOD (HNS) Coun. Margaret Moses Mon- day night was instructed by her fellow councillors to name two more library board members for the Fort Macleod Centennial Library. Council approved her mo- tion appointing the following to the board: Mrs. G. R. Davis, Eileen Mason, Eva Pedersen, Alvie Larson, Donna Campbell, Coun. Ralph Webb, Chester Davis and Noel Doherty. Mrs. Dsvis has serv- ed the library here for about 45 years. Joyce Nowicki of Fort Macleod has been hired as a part time librarian. There were five applications. The new library board will meet Dec. 18 with John For- sythe of Edmonton of the regional library board. Paul Viens and businessmen from the Sunset Motel re- quested better lighting at the west end of town as well as a hydrant near his mobile home park. Mayor Charlie Edgar, in answer to Mr. Viens' request for paving, said 19th St. will be considered in the 1975 program when services for a new subdivision are installed. A survey for this subdivision will be completed this month after secretary Roy White meets with Oldman River Regional Planning Commis- sion planner Bill Hickman. Fort Macleod businessman Tom Story asked council about land sales and was told larger blocks may be sold after the Palmont Packers Ltd. plant is erected and new sewer mains are installed in the east end of town. Albert Zoeteman was asked to attend the Dec. 16 meeting to discuss pasture he leases from the town. TABER (HNS) Retiring president Gordon Saunders heads the list of 18 directors elected at the recent annual meeting of Taber Exhibition Association. Directors are elected an- nually, and name the officers of the association. Directors are Mr. Saunders, chamber of commerce; Wesley G. Dunz, rodeo association; Mike Powell, Town of Taber; John Enns, Elks club; John W. Winkler, Lions club, Gary Jensen, Kinsmen; Louis Turcato, rop- ing club; Edward W. Sparks, Sugartown Saddle Club; Mrs. Nancy B. Platt, fair board; Betty M. Gilbert, race meet; Howard E. Francis, E. E. Butch O'Donnell, and Lynn S: Grant, department of agriculture; and Harold Collett and Leland Wilson. The directors will meet Dec. 11 to name officers. Mr. Saunders' report to the membership covered the areas of the annual race meet, the community fair, proposals for a multi purpose building, the rodeo parade and the an- nual horse show to be operated by the association next year. Reporting on the finances for the year ending last Sept. 30, the secretary noted total receipts at and expen- ditures of The association's year end balance stood at with government grants receivable covering the race meet and the community fair. Progress on planning for the proposed multi purpose building was reported by Gary Jensen. to travel in winter, she says. "Maybe a man could drive on it but I can't." Coun. Marg Dragland told council Mrs. Dorsey has to drive an additional six miles every time she goes to Etzikom. She says the woman deserves a gravelled road. The District By JEAN SWIHART Special Correspondent FORT MACLEOD Town council Monday night was anxious to see Jerry Potts, Crowfoot and Col. James Macleod in life-size, statue form. Council ordered the statues in August, 1973, from an Ed- monton sculptor at a price of each. To date, no statues. Now council wants some ar- tistic action. They agreed to make a partial payment to the sculptor if the statue of Col. Recreation department gets funds SPARWOOD (HNS) Howard Johnson, member of parliament for Okanagan Kootenay has announced two local initiative grants for Sparwood. The largest amount, goes to the Sparwood Parks and Recreation Department. Macleod is delivered im- mediately so it can be erected in the new Fort Macleod Centennial Library Building for the official opening at 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Secretary treasurer Roy White will write a letter to the sculptor urging that the statues of the legendary Jerry Potts and Crowfoot be sculpted immediateldy. These were to have been erected at the ends of 23rd and 25th streets here. Now it looks like they will join Col. Macieod in the library. Council received a grant from the Alberta RCMP Century Committee for the statues, about half the cost. After a noon luncheon Dec. 14, Insp. A. J. Niedzwiecki, of- ficer commanding the Lethbridge RCMP sub- division, will open the RCMP Centennial Building. Minister of Youth, Culture and Recrea- tion Horst Schmid will open the library and A. A. Neddow twill cut the ribbon to the 'senior citizens' drop-in centre portion of the building. Furnishings for the library are expected to arrive at the end of the month.