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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wedne�doy, December 9, 1970 - THE lETHBRIDGI HERAID - 3 Six seek Sparwood MD seats S'PARWOOD (HNS) - Election for aldei-men for the Municipal District of Sparwood is assured. For the three vacant scuts there are six contestants: incumbents Joe Altomare and Molly Latka and newcomers Molly Doratty, Dick Hughes, Jock Myles and Reginald Taylor. The mayorality election was assured last week when l^ouie Ungaro entered. Garl Tabor submitted his nomination earlier. In Electorial Area A of the Regional District of East Koo- tenay tliere is also a contest between incumbent George Fedoi-ek and Lloyd Phillips. Bruno Bevelacqua was the only nomination for representation on School District No. 1 and was elected by acclamation. Caswell heads Legion at Bow Island BOW ISLAND (Special) -Ted Caswell will head Branch 397 here of the Royal Canadian Legion. Other officers are Ken Schmidt, first vice - president; Herb Rode, second vice-president; Bob Lyczewski, secre-tai7; Jim Wallwork, treasuier; service officer Ronald Hyland, and chaplain Rev. John Petro-vicius. The executive includes Jack Elliott, Rex Hopkins, Ed Schaufele, John Kenier, Ken Conquergood, Martin Zacker, Ron Calder and Doris Hyland. Zone Commander Ron Hyland presided. Plans were made for a New Year's Eve dance. It will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall and will feature a turkey supper. Christmas goodwill events are under way at Cranbrook CRANBROOK (S'peciaD-Spirit of Christmas is pervading Cranbrook business area, fully decorated and with two Wendy Rasmussen speaks TURIN (HNS) - A r e c r e a-tional meeting was held in the Turin school recently. A discussion on bids for capi- Steve Sears returned to society post CLARESHOLM (HNS) - The Willow Creek Historical Society held its annual Christmas season party with over 100 members in attendance. Tlie society now boasts a membership of over 170 from north to Nanton to south to Fort Macleod. Steve Scars of Nanlon and his executive were returned for a fiftli year. He is president and his wife Margaret secretary. Vice - president is Mrs. Jean Hoare and treasurer is Mrs. Melba Whithead. Directors are Ed Johnson of Pinch-er Creek, Bert Patterson of Fort Macleod, Mrs. Donald Douglas of Granum, Mrs. Pearl Dobbie of Stavely, Mrs. Roy Boulton of Nanton, Netty Ware of Vulcan and Elmo S'wanson of Claresholm. The society meets once a month at the Flying N and has experienced steady growth since it began at the Drift Willow Ranch of Mr. and Mis. SLan Hoare 10 yeaj-s ago. Mrs. Dan Douglass was the first president. WINNERS WARNER (HNS) - Winners of the Lions Club Grey Cup di'aw were Stan Pes'zat, Leth-bridge, Nyle Sti'onismoe, Gtzi-kom, Wayne McCoy, Milk River and Charles Kaupp, New Dayton. tal grants, for recreational purposes in these communities, took place. Miss Wendy Rasmussen, recreational director for the nwth half of the county, was the speaker. This meeting was called by the directors of three communities; Barry Reiter for Iron Springs, Chester Oseen for Sundial and Tony Hormoth for Turin. Bow Island lagoon now in operation BOW ISLAND - The newly-constructed Bow Island sewage lagoon is now in operation. It consists of two small anerobic cells and two larger ones with a maximum detention of up to 180 days of sewage. Effluent from tliese cells is drained twice yearly, once in the spring and once in the fall, into the SMRID drain which eventually leads to the South Saskatchewan River. The sewage is transported from the town's sewage mains to the lift pumps which pump the effluent under pressure in a six inch main, out to the lagoons situated a Ivalf a mile from town. The job is completed except for fencing and grassins which will be completed next spi-ing. The cost of the lagoons ani force main amounted to $45,000. A 25 per cent forgiveness grant is forthcoming from Cc;-tral Mortgage and Housing Corporation when the contract is fulfilled. Urban renewal nears completion all-out goodwill programs un-dei-way. First show on the road was Santa Blitz, at Tenth Avenue and Baker Street, courtesy of Ross Leyden and the Baiik of Montreal which recently transferred to new quarters. Mrs. W. R. Johnson and Mrs. Don Miles are in charge here, oi^en 2 to 5 p.m. daily with expandable hours if responsible volunteers turn up. They are receiving used toys and "gifts for tots into teens there, and the window posters were by the Bob Wheeler family. Woodworking repair service for the toys left here has been volunteered by R and M Store's Gary MacDonald who has his home workshop at 69 Pine Drive in Parkland. Professional metal repair and paint service for donated broken toys has been offered by Dick Fochler of Redstone Fuel Injection at its 1700 Cranbrook Street workshop, wliich means even dinky toys can be restored to pristine state. All the magic thus wrought through goodwill will be tissue WTapped, tied and tagged at the old bank depot for pre-Chi-istmas distribution. Second phase, co-ordinated with the Blitz is Turkeys Anonymous, a bank account opened at the Royal Bank where Laurie Signs has donated the reminder poster. This account will be spent entirely on the 100 or so food hampers estimated necessary for Cranbrook families of limited budget. Treasurer is bank staffer Peter Lundsgaard, and the rest of the anonymous committee will be circulating thi-ough stores soon toward best possible mass buying of tui'keys and gi-oceries, and ai-ranging for distribution to where they are most needed, along with toys and cliildren's gifts. 20-YEAR SERVICE AWARD - Mrs. Marie Dillenbeck receives a 20-year service award from school board representative Ewald Zieike of the County of 40-Mile. Mrs. Dillenbeck teaches at the Foremost School. The award was presented at a recent Alberta Teachers' Association banquet in the Foremost Community Hall. -Geoff Tagg Photo Fernie hospital faces new crisis WINS MEDAL - Nolan Van Gaalen, left, receives a cheque for $50 from Garry taw, president of Local 12 of the Alberta Teachers' Association. Mr. Von Gaalen is this year's winner of the Governor-General's Medal for (iounly of 40-Mile and Medicine Hat school divisions for high achievement in Grade 9. He is a student at the Burdett School. -Geoff Tagg Photo LDS Church parley held TABER (HNS) - Taber Slake, LDS Church, quarterly conference, o r i e n t ed toward youth and missionary work, was conducted here recently by stake president Kenneth P. Anderson. The 982 persons attending represented 40 per cent of the stake's membership. Music for the confei-ence was provided by the stake youth chorus directed by Calvin Lay-ton with Renee Harris accompanist, together with an organ solo by Bernarr Harris "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and a vocal solo by Rell G. Francis with Mrs. Lulah Gibb accompanist. Besides members of the stake presidency, speakers were Mi-, and Mrs. Grant G. Wooley (former stake and mission president), Dale LeBaron, Pat Sinclau-, Eric Johnson and Roy Thompson. Business included the appointment of Ronald R. Hill to the stake High Council succeeding Lyle M. Piatt who became stake executive secretary, a position previously filled by Roscoe F. Gibb. Mr. Hill will be the stake's director of t^aclier development. .A leadership meeting centred on the Aienie "Making the best use of lime" with a panel discussion and a film "In His House" supplementing a number of speakers. FERNIE (Special) - In a recent report to the board of trustees, administrator R. C. Williams, indicated the extreme over - crowding situation which is in existence in tlie hospital. An cveragc occupancy for the month of October of 92.7 per cent has created many problems in the areas of financing as many of these days are not paid for by the Provincial Government. A meeting with heads of local Industry, City Officials, Regional Hospital District and provincial government has been suggested in an effort to make every one aware of the seriousness of this problem and to speed up tlie constiniclion of the new hospital in Femie. A 66 - bed hospital has been approved to replace the existing 43-bed unit which is taxed over its normal limits. Patients have had to be placed in hall ways and extra beds placed in many wards of the hospital to facilitate the sick patients. Service areas such as laundrj', dietary, lab, x-ray and many other services can not keen up with this additional work load, and immediate action is neces-Eary to elevlate these problems. Arprm^al has finally been received from provincial government for the appointment of an Architect, the Boanl's recommendation for the appointment of Paul Smith Associates of Vancouver has been accepted both Regional and Provincially. This firm is very well known in hospital construction throughout the Province of British Columbia and 90 per cent of their work load is concentrated in this field. The Board have received assurance from tliis firm that every effort will be made to start construction on this project in 1971. Board Chainnan Michael Slavens, welcomed two new tiiislees to tlie recent meeting of the Board. Mrs. Glayda Wilkinson of Elko, B.C. and Mrs. Dorothy Stafford, of Fernie, B.C. have volunteered their s.orviccs to fill unexpired tenns of trustees who have had to resign because of business and personal reasons. A contentious issue has developed in the East Kootenay Area with regard to the ownership of hospital land. Tlie board of tnistees has gone record as supporting the resolution passed at a recent British Columbia Hospital Association conf.erence. This resolution reads as follows; "Therefore be it resolved that the members of the B.C. Hospitals Association ai'c opposed to the principal of Regional Hospital District Boards acquiring and upholding title to hospital property on behalf of hospitals. Soil testing of the site for the new hospital was recently conducted and from preliminary reports it appears that an excellent site has been chosen. NATAL (IINS) - The urban renewal program at Natal-Michel is now about 75 per cent completed, Hon. Robert An-dras, minister responsible for housing, said recently in a letter to Doug Stewart, MP for Okanagan-Koolenay. Ml". Andras said that to date, the federal government has paid $794,084 of its approved contribution of $1,040,105, which represents 50 per cent of the estimated total cost of the project. He said that up to Nov. i;i of this year, the three levels o( government have paid out a total of $1,588,168 on the project. The province, which is responsible for 25 per cent of the costs, has paid $397,042 while the municipality, also responsible for 25 per cent, has paid $397,042. Mr. Andras broke down the costs into the followuig brackets: proi)erty acquisition, $1,-345,545; professional fees, $113,-850; clearance, $66,400; salaries, $7,228; relocation expenses, $28,808; municipal services, $25,000; sundi-y expenses, $1,336. He said that of the 294 properties in the area, 214 have been acquii'cd and 153 of these demolished. He added that the Spanvood Federal - Provincial Land Assembly Project of 216 lots is sold out except for one lot. Bottle drive GRANUM (HNS) - A successful bottle drive was held recently by the Granum Boy Scouts and Cubs. Boys, under the direction of Doug Barnes and Roy Fjord-botten, canvassed the town and collected old batteries and bottles. Clmstmas party held by auxiliary BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - The Ladies Auxiliary to the Crowsnest Pass Municipal Hospital ended the season with a short meeting and Christmas party recently. The event was held in the hospital dining room. It was decorated for the occasion. Following the turkey banquet, gifts were exchanged and five visitors who have assisted with knitting during the year were presented with a gift. Repoi-ts indicated the auxiliary made a generous donation to the hospital board to assist in the pui'chase of an hydo-colator. It is now in use in tho hospital therapy room. The draw for the quilt and the bake sale held in September proved successful. Tlie auxiliary is anxious to have representation on the group from Cbleman. The next meeting will be lield Jan. 6. Kaiser launches program NATAL, B.C. (HNS) - Kaiser Resources Ltd. has undertaken at $10 million modification and improvement progi-am for its coal preparation plant (KIkview) in Elk Valley. This program will not only overcome present preparation plant limitations, but will filso increase the plant's operating availability and help reduce costs, said president Jack J. Carlson. The changes and additions reflect engineering studies by Kai-scr engineers of Canada, as well as consultation with the Japanese steel industry concerning the basic design of tho new plant. Consti-uction of the new facilities will be under the direction of Kaiser engineers with completion schcduletl in approximately 12 to 14 months. WINDIEST SECTION In the settled parts of Canada the windiest section is tlie Gulf of St. Lawrence. 'Ladies night' December 14 TABER (HNS) - The Alberta Institute of Agrologists - Agricultural Institute of Canada, Lothbridge branch, will hold a "ladies' night" at Erik-sen's Family Restaurant Monday, Dec. 14. Publicity director for the branch. Dr. Peter Bergen of Taber, said the speaker will bo Harry Hargrave, recently re-turaed from his trip to Japan. He will discuss experiences of liis world-wide ti-avels. Mr. Hargrave is a native of Alberta, and was appointed as marketing commissioner to the Albeila department of agriciil-tui"e last year. Branch members and their giaests are welcome to the evening's entertainment including cocktails at 7 p.m., dinner at 7:30 and dancing at 9 p.m. to music by Grant Erickson's or-chesti-a. Coutts church marks amiiversary COUTTS (HNS) - The congregation of the Coutts United Church, with friends and visitors, celebrated the 12th anniversary of the dedication of the church recently. Socred wonieu meet Dee. 10 BOW ISLAND (Special) -The Busy Bee Bow Islander Social Credit Ladies Auxiliai7 will meet at the home of Mrs. William K 1 o d y Tliui-sday afternoon. Doc. There will be an exchange of Rifts. Rev. John Moules, minister for Coutts at the time of the dedication, was again present, through an exchange of pulpits, to conduct the Simday service. Many wiio had been al, the d e d i c a tion ser\ncc, retiu-ncd from afar to be with the congregation to conunemorate tliis occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Vic Brosz ot Calgary; Mrs. Verda Toltoii and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Tolton, Taber; Mr. Fred Faust, Raymond and many friends from Milk River attended. Following the service a fellowship pot-luck dmner was enjoyed. L c 11 e r s of congratulations were received from, distant members and friends who were unable to attend. These were read by Mrs. E. Selk, president of the UCW. Scouters meet GRANUM (HNS) - Forty scouters fi'om Fort Macleod, Granum, Claresholm and Stavely attended a recent scouter's meeting in the Granum S'chool. Lew Blair of Fort Macleod and Wilf Sullivan of Granum presented films. A study course was given by Lew Blaii" and .lohn Strang of Stavely. Filiaueiug prolilems discussed PINCHER CREEK (Special) - The advisoi-y board of St. Vincent's Hos]3"ital gave preliminary consideration to tlie new govei-nment policy regarding Uie proposed responsibility to be placed on local municipal autliorities f o r the paiiial financing of voluntary lios-pitals. It was recognized tliat wliile the hospital is now operating within its budget, it was obvious that it would, in the rear futui-e, have to approach the municipalities and make arrangements to obtain some financial supiwrt, in order to contuiue as an independent ano volimtary hospital. F u r I h c r hospital business will be senior students of Matthew Walton High School receiving work experience in different hospital departments, wltich would give tliem some prior experience of the woi-k in which they are interested, before leamg school. Tlie board also approved tlie purchase of a new garburator and hot water booster unit for kitchen use. What to do with the money you save buying Melchers Maxi Dry. Mclchcrs Maxi Dry. That says it all. It tastes \'cry Dry-and Very Good. Tr\- Ma.xi Dry. vSoon, you'll have enough left u\cr to buy her some pcrfume-thc fancy kind. Melchers Maxi Dry. A nice, inexpensive gin SiMAlX KOUCE The strength of Canada's military forces is about 100,000. ;