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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta OPENS NEW HALL - Mrs. Staphie M. Tkachuk, president of the Maple-Vue Community Association, gave a complete resume of the work done by her committee to remodel the former Maple Leaf School, now converted into a community hall. She is speaking to a banquet supper attended by more than 250 persons. Mrs. Tkachuk called on Mayor of Bellevue Jim F-rsher to cut the ribbon to officially open the hall. Seated, from left, are Charles Drain MLA, Mrs. and Mayor Jim Fisherr Mrs. Tkachuk, and husband Mike, secretary of the Maple-Vue Association Rudy Ruzek and his wife. An evening of dancing was enjoyed with music provided by the "Outriders." -Vern Decoux Photo Senior citizens' accommodation studied by John Boon, churches COALDALE (HNS) - According to results of a survey conducted in Coaldale and district to obtain accurate information regarding the possible need for accommodation here for senior citizens, it is apparent a large number of people feel there is a need for two or even three facilities. Some suggested a dual-purpose accommodation be built, a joint senior citizen's and nursing home. John Boon, director of preventive social services, Barons- Eureka Health Unit, conducted the survey. He said about 600 questionnaires were handed out. A total of 192 were returned to his office or 32 per cent. The questionnaire dealt with three categories of accommodation as follows: A total of 164 persons said they were interested in having a home for the aged in Coal-dale. To the question, "If a home for the aged were available to you now would you actually give up your present res- Referendum date set at Sparwood SPARWOOD (HNS) - The date of January 29 was proposed for referendum number 8 for essential classrooms within the district. The proposed referendum was submitted to Victoria for approval with the hope of holding the referendum in conjunction with the Municipal Election December 11. The necessary approval was not received in time to do this. The referendum now submitted to Victoria amounts to approximately $1,-800,000. Pistol club stages shoot NATAL (HNS) - The Spar-wood Pistol Club held its first shoot recently in the range below the Municipal Hall in Natal. About 40 people came out for the shoot and about 10 of these signed up as new members. The club is steadily increasing in membership. It has taken steps to affiliate with national and international associations which will give its competitions recognition. They are also planning to establish an open air range in the recreation area of Spar-wood and to build a club house there. It is also hoped to obtain permission to double the present indoor range if they should be permitted use of the building after it is vacated by the District of Sparwood. Application for continuing use of the building has been made to the Regional District of East Koote-nay. Included in the referendum are a new eight-room elementary school and an industrial education shop, plus other additions and modifications at the Sparwood Secondary School. Secretary Treasurer of the school board, Ernie Chambers, gave a report on a meeting held with am official of the department of education, Victoria, and a delegation representing the school district. The delegation included Bruno Bevalaqua, Norman Gill, Percy Pullinger and Mr. Chambers. The delegation went to Victoria to obtain approval to arrange intermediate planning for the secondary- school requirements for the district. The tremendous growth in the district in elementary school enrolments will' mean that a much larger than normal provision will have to be made to accommodate the enrolment as the students reach the secondary school level. Scholarship for hoop star MAGRATH (HNS) - Donald Hamilton, a student at the University of Lethbridge, has been awarded the $500 Parsons Electric scholarship. A member of the university Pronghorn basketball team, he received two most valuable player awards last season in the St. Francis and Raymond basketball tournaments. He was also valedictorian for grade 12 and band major for the Magrath-Cardston High School band last year. What are you waiting for? You can join Weight Watchers'rrii* week-and be on y~'" wav to a slimmer figure. Meets: Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. ST. AUGUSTINE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH llth STREET and 4th AVENUE SOUTH WEICHTrWATCHERS. Some talking, some listening, and a program (hat works!' WllOHTWAICMltS" 'MB'() *�! IIGISll�DII'DIM���SO�WIIONI WICHfU tlUNUIONM, INC CUM NtU. tilCWtUHl W�)UUti WIMUONM. IV*. idence and move into it?," the "yes" answer was given by 50. A total of 73 replied yes to the question, "Would you be interested in having self - contained rental accommodation built in Coaldaile?" Only 13 persons said they would actually give up their present residence and move into self - contained rental accommodation if such were available. The question, "Do you feel there is a need for nursing home facilities in Coaldale?" resulted in 89 persons answering in the affirmative. This section of the survey indicated the majority rated a home for the aged as a priority. To the question, "Which of these three facilities do you rate a priority?", the reply was 136 for home for the aged; rental accommodation was preferred by 26; and nursing home was rated first by 28 persons. Only two said they had no priority choice. Priority rating was 70 per cent for a senior citizens' home. A total of 85 per cent replied in the affirmative to the question, "If there was an opening for you in a home in Coaldale and also Lethbridge, would you prefer to remain in Coaldale?" A total of 165 said "yes." In summarizing the results of this survey, Mr. Boon said, "We have come to the conclusion that at present there appears to be an urgent aind immediate need for a senior citizens' home here. The priority rating was 70 per cent, interested were 85 per cent and 26 per cent were willing to move immediately." Mr. Boon commended the invaluable assistance received from churches and church organizations. Those involved in the survey were: the Coaldale Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Women's League; Coaldale Lutheran Church, Rev. Emil Lu-kas; Coaldale United Church, Rev. Albert Baldeo; Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Ch u r c h, Herb Klassen the representative; Mennonite Brethren Church, Coaildale, (representative Peter Regier spent three days travelling to get questionnaires from people of this church completed); Coaldale Mennonite Conference Church, Rev. Peter Retzlaff. Communists hehind separatists says Walsh of League of Rights MAGRATH (HNS) - Patrick Walsh told a Magrath audience why the Canadian League of Rights does not want to see Quebec separate from Canada. Mr. Walsh lectures for the Canadian League of Rights and travels all over Canada. He was in the RCMP security branch for four years, is from Quebec and dedicates his time to informing Canadians of "Communist trends and infiltrations." He was invited to speak in the Magrath Assembly Hall by private citizens. A total of 30 were present. This is his second appearance in Magrath. "Can we afford to let Quebec go?" he asked. "We know Communists are behind the separatists. The FLQ is controlled by pro - Castro and pro-Maoists who want a state like Quebec in Canada as a training ground. Problems would start the next day as the majority of Quebecers do not want to separate. A minority government plans to take Quebec out of Confederation. Only 23 per cent voted for separation and 90 per cent of the farmers are not for it. It is not an ideal tiling as the separatists want us to believe," said Mr. Walsh. Problems to consider were outlined by Mr. Walsh: "The Maritimes would not be able to survive economically. Quebec would take Labrador and Newfoundland with the giant electro - hydro plant, iron ore reserves to supplement depleted ones in the U.S. and probably that part of Ontario which has 90 per cent, of the world's supply of nickel. "Tbere would be a mini-war with Labrador people who built it up and with the people in Ontario who don't want to be annexed. "Then there is the St. Lawrence Seaway which is vital for shipping wheat. It might be closed to the Prairie provinces. Farmers would be affected and taxes would be increased to finance uprisings wlrieh will come from those who do not want to be annexed." Mr. Walsh feels 1972 will be a decisive year. The Canadian League of Rights has been proclaiming what communistic take - over will mean to farmers and laborers. "Stalin and Trotski murdered peasants who rebelled against them. Communists will do the same," said Mr. Walsh. Heads board CRANBROOK (Special) -Cranbrook realtor Maxine Caldwell of Caldwell Agencies Ltd., Cranbrook, has been named president of the Kootenay Real Estate Board for 1972. Mrs. Caldwell succeeds Vic Arcurri of Trail in this office, and Buck Lambert of Nelson is vice-president. Two-year board members named were Howard Anderson of Castlegar and Ted Burns of Nelson. Monday, Detember 6, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 3 ROYAL TRUST CO. Phone 328-5516 PICTURE BUTTE BRICK BUNGALOW For family living - enjoy small town life in this we'll maintained 3 bedroom home - new W-W in living room. Large rumpus room. Storage and bathroom in basement. Lovely yard and garden area. Single garage. Many extras included in full price of $16,000 with down payment as low as $1500. Elizabeth Dykstra ..................... 328-5928 John Penner ......................... 328-6523 Peter Carroll ......................... 327-4859 Stella Grismer........................ 327-5656 Ray LaValley......................... 345-3462 COALDALE - The Barons-Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and pre-school clinics: TABER: Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the health unit office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. COALIIURST: Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Royal Canadian Legion Hall from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. NOBLEF O R D: Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. V A U X HALL: Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the elementary school from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. COALDALE: Thursday, Dec. 9, in the health unit office (upstairs in the Town Office Building) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. TABER: Thursday, Dec. 9, in the health unit office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. SHAUGHNESSY: Friday, Dec. 10, in the school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fluoride tablets are available at all clinics free of charge. For social service appointments telephone: Coaldale 345-3388; Taber 223-3911. Proposed school plan announced CRANBROOK (SpeciaD-Soliciting school district-wide support Dec. 11 of its $958,000 school plants program, Cranbrook school district board has detailed its proposed plans of which is an additional 12 equipped classrooms and additional repairs and alterations of other plants. Original proposal of $1,196,000 was scaled down. Major item would bo doubling at ground level the eight-room Muriel Baxter Elementary School serving the southeast city. This modular school was designed and located on a large acreage for economic addition of similar modules as required. The other four classrooms would be a small, new primary - elementary with site ready centering Gordon Terrace on the city's south hill. The city's newest school, Parkland Elementary - Junior already filled to capacity,' is some six blocks west off South llth Street. The plans include for this additional science, industrial and home economics facilities. Further item is a $28,000 automatic intruder - fire alarm system toward coping with spi-raling costs of vandalism in city schools over the past two years. Complaints are aired SPARWOOD (HNS) - Dick Clarke, Community Development Officer, gave a report of the survey he is conducting in the Sparwood Area. Several complaints have been made by residents regarding construction of the homes they have bought from Dawson Developments and Macon. A number of the residents have indicated that the development companies have not taken care of complaints submitted within the one-year guarantee period. All complaints are being reported on forms and these will be sent by the homeowner to Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation for further investigation. RCMP official details plan RAYMOND (HNS) - RCMP official A. H. Calveiiy met here with Mayor Robert Graham, town council and members of the police force committee. Purpose of his visit was to lay before council details of RCMP contracts for policing towns in Alberta. For some time it has been known members of council have favored a change to RCMP policing Raymond but Mayor Graham said, following the meeting, "we have not advanced far enough in our study to make any announcement at this time,'' i 56 attend birthday banquet IRON SPRINGS (HNSI - A pioneer of the Iron Springs community, Mrs. Harry M. (Leone) Hancy was the guest of honor when her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Howard B. Haney entertained in compliment to her recently on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Born in Wisconsin Nov. 11, 1891, Leone Kane, a twin daughter of the late Tom Kane, came to southern Alberta with her parents in the fall of 1906. Her father rented an 80-acre farm from Earl Kirkbam five miles southeast of Lethbridge so that three younger daughters could drive to school. Leone completed Grade 8 at Central School. Among her classmates were Nellie Parry, now Mrs. Sidney Johnson, of Lethbridge, the late Gladstone Virtue, and the late Bill Frame who became the deputy minister of education. Principal of Central at that time was the late W. A. Hamilton. By the year 1910 the Kane family had become established on their homestead in the Iron Springs district and the twin daughters Leone and Lillian, who had just completed their formal education at Central School in Lethbridge, were ready to begin their career. Armed with a permit to teach school and lots of nerve they began their teaching career. Leone's first assignment was at the Ban-hill School and among !ier pupils were Herman Trapp, Edith Benningfield (now Mrs. Clinton Talbot and Flora Warnock (now Mrs. Harry Orcutt) all of whom are living at Lethbridge. Her next teacliing position was at the Cameron School, north of Coaldale. Just recently Roy Lavalley of Lethbridge, formerly of Coaldale, was heard to remark that it was 60 years since Leone Kane had been his teacher. She married Harry M. Haney in 1912 and after spending a year on a farm in the Barrhill area their travels took them to Cutbank, Mont, where they homesteaded. They spent the next 13 years there. In 1926 they returned to Canada and settled on a farm southeast of Iron Springs. MRS. LEONE HANEY HONORED New building RAYMOND (HNS) - Work has started on a new business building in the town's business area, a $4,000 addition to the Stone building which will house a beauty parlor operated by Evelyn Stone. The building should be ready for occupancy by mid-December. Mrs. Taylor reports on Edmonton parley PINCHER CREEK (Special) - At the recent hospital auxiliary meeting Mrs. Harry Taylor, the delegate to the convention in Edmonton, gave an informative report. There were 21 members present. The date for the Christmas party is Thursday, Dec. 16, in the St. Michael's Parish hall. It will be in the form of a pot-luck supper. Christmas favors will be dis- tributed to hospital patients Sunday, Dec. 19. Members are asked to have their contributions at the hospital not later than 2 p.m. Dec. 17. The Chinook Local Unifarm will donate oranges and fill baskets on that day. Mrs. Leo Schmidt will be the delegate to the regional conference at Lethbridge. Tlie Installation of officers will take place at the Decent" ber meeting. From | Mackenzie's � Import I Collection... Leather Covered Wine ' Decanter |1||'< Rich Italian leather Hi covered decanters in ||||| your choice of red, ton and green. Each Mx expertly handcrafted /^ with artistic designs. A variety of styles to choose from. CHARGEX CHARGE...OR BUDGET ArFILIAFtD WITH MAHPIN S LIMITED MACKENZIE'S DIAMOND MERCHANT & Jt WELLERS REGINA  CALGARY  LE1HBRIDGE IN LETHBRIDGE: 613 4th Ave. S. - Telephone 328-4214. ;