Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
-Wednesday, December 9, 1970 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 3 Six seek Sparwood MD seats S'PARWOOD (HNS) - Election for aldermen for the Municipal District of Sparwood is assured. For the three vacant seats 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 Louie Ungaro entered. Earl Tabor submitted his nomination earlier. In Electorial Area A of the Regional District of East Koo- tenay there is also a contest between incumbent George Fedorek 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 197 here of the Royal Canadian Legion. Other officers are Ken Schmidt, first vice - president; Herb Rode, second vice-president; Bob Lyczewski, secretary; Jim Wallwork, treasurer; service officer Ronald Hyland, and chaplain Rev. John Petro-vicius. The executive includes Jack Elliott, Rex Hopkins, Ed Schaufele, John Kemer, 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 (�>'p e c i a Inspirit of Christmas is pervading Cranbrook business area, fully decorated and with two Wendy Rasmussen speaks TURIN (HNS) -Arecrea-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. The society now boasts a membership of over 170 from north to Nanton to south to Fort Macleod. Steve Sears of Nanton and .his executive were returned for a fifth year. He is president and his wife Margaret secretary. Vice - president is Mrs. Jean Hoare and treasurer is Mrs. Melba Whithead. Direc-tors 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 Mrs. Stan Hoare 10 years ago. Mrs. Dan Douglass was the first president. WINNERS WARNER (HNS) - Winners of the Lions Club Grey Cup draw were Stan Pes'zat, Leth-bridge, Nyle Stromsmoe, 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 north 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 these 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 half a mile from town. The job is completed except for fencing and grassing which will be completed next spring. The cost of the lagoons and force main amounted to $45,000. A 25 per cent forgiveness grant is forthcoming from Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation when the contract is fulfilled. WINS MEDAL - Nolan Van Gaalen, left, receives a cheque for $50 from Garry Law, president of Local 12 of the Alberta Teachers' Association. Mr. Van Gaalen is this year's winner of the Governor-General's Medal for County 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 all-out goodwill programs underway. First show on the road was Santa Blitz, at Tenth Avenue and Baker Street, courtesy of Ross Leyden and the Bank of Montreal which recently transferred to new quarters. Mrs. W. R. Johnson and Mrs. Don Miles are in charge here, open 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, which means even dinky toys can be restored to pristine state. All the magic thus wrought through goodwill will be tissue wrapped, tied and tagged at the old bank depot for pre-Christmas 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 through stores soon toward best possible mass buying of turkeys and groceries, and arranging for distribution to where they are most needed, along with toys and children's gifts. LDS Church parley held TABER (HNS) - Taber Stake, 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 conference 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 Mr. and Mrs. Grant G. Wooley (former stake and mission president), Dale LeBaron, Pat Sinclair, 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 teacher development. .A leadership meeting centred on the Aieme "Making the best use of time" with a panel discussion and a film "In His House" supplementing a number of speakers. Coutts church marks anniversary COUTTS (HNS) - The con gregation of the Coutts United Church, with friends and visitors, celebrated the 12th anniversary of the dedication of the church recently. Socrccl women meet Dec. 10 BOW ISLAND (Special) -The Busy Bee Bow Islander Social Credit Ladies Auxiliary will meet at the home of Mrs. William K 1 o d y Thursday afternoon, Dec. 10. There will be an exchange of gifts. Rev. John Moules, minister for Coutts at the time of the dedication, was again present, through an exchange of pulpits, to conduct the Sunday service. Many who had been at the d e d i c a tion service, retiu'ned from afar to be with the congregation to commemorate this occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Vic Brosz of Calgary; Mrs. Verda Tolton 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 dinner was enjoyed. Letters 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 from Fort Macleod, Granum, Claresholm and Stavely attended a recent scouter's meeting in the Granum School. Lew Blair of Fort Macleod and Wilf Sullivan of Granum presented films. A study course was given by Lew Blair and John Strang of Stavely, 20-YEAR SERVICE AWARD - Mrs. Marie Dillenfoeck receives a 20-year service award from school board representative Ewald Zielke 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 Urban renewal nears completion 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 the hospital. An average 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 the construction of the new hospital in Fernie. 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 hallways and extra beds placed in many wards of the hospital to facilitate the sick patients. Service areas such as laundry, dietary, lab, x-ray and many other services can not keep up with this additional work load, and immediate action is necessary to deviate these problems. Approval has finally been received from provincial government for the appointment of an Architect, the Board's recommendation for the appointment of Paul Smith Associates of Vancouver has been accepted both Regional and Provinciaily. 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 this firm that every effort will be made to start construction on this project in 1971. Board Chairman Michael Slavens, welcomed two new trustees to the recent meeting of the Board. Mrs. Glayda Wilkinson of Elko, B.C. and Mrs. Dorothy Stafford, of Fernie, B.C. have volunteered their s.ervices to fill unexpired terms of trustees who have had to resign because of business and personal reasons. Financing problems discussed PINCHER CREEK (Special) - The advisory board of St. Vincent's Hospital gave preliminary consideration to the new government policy regarding the proposed responsibility to be placed on local municipal authorities for the partial financing of voluntary hospitals. It was recognized that while the hospital is now operating within its budget, it was obvious that it would, in the near future, have to approach the municipalities and make arrangements to obtain some financial support, in order to continue as an independent ana voluntary hospital. F u r t h e r hospital business will be senior students of Matthew HalLon High School receiving work experience in different hospital departments, winch would give them some prior experience of the work in which they are interested, before leaving school. The board also approved tine purchase of a new garburator and hot water booster unit for kitchen use. A contentious issue has developed in the East Kootenay Area with regard to the ownership of hospital land. The board of trustees has gone record as supporting the resolution passed at a recent British Columbia Hospital Association conference. This resolution reads as follows: "Therefore be it resolved that the members of the B.C. Hospitals Association are 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 (HNS) - 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-Kootenay. Mr. Andras said that to date, the federal government has paid $794,084 of its approved contribution of $1,046,105, which represents 50 per cent of the estimated total cost of the project. He said that up to Nov. 13 of this year, the three levels of government have paid out a total of $1,538,168 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 following brackets: property acquisition, $1,-345,545; professional fees, $113,-850; clearance, $66,400; salaries, $7,228; relocation expenses, $28,808; municipal services, $25,000; sundry expenses, $1,336. He said that of the 294 properties in the area, 214 have been acquired and 153 of these demolished. He added that the Sparwood 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. Christmas 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. Reports indicated the auxiliary made a generous donation to the hospital board to assist in the purchase of an hyclo-colator. It is now in use in the hospital therapy room. The draw for the quilt and the bake sale held in September proved successful. The auxiliary is anxious to have representation on the group from Coleman. The next meeting will be held Jan. 6. Kaiser launches program NATAL, B.C. (HNS) - Kaiser Resources Ltd. has undertaken at $10 million modification and improvement program for its coal preparation plant (Elkview) in Elk Valley. This program will not only overcome present preparation plant limitations, but will also increase the plant's operating availability and help reduce costs, said president Jack J. Carlson. The changes and additions reflect engineering studies by Kaiser engineers of Canada, as well as consultation with the Japanese steel industry concerning the basic design of the new plant. Construction of the new facilities will be under the direction of Kaiser engineers with completion scheduled in approximately 12 to 14 months. WINDIEST SECTION In the settled parts of Canada the windiest section is the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 'Ladies night' December 14 TABER (HNS) - The Alberta Institute of Agrologists - Agricultural Institute of Canada, Lethbridge 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 be Harry Hargrave, recently returned from his trip to Japan. He will discuss experiences of his world-wide travels. Mr. Hargrave is a native of Alberta, and was appointed as marketing commissioner to the Alberta department of agriculture last year. Branch members and their guests 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 orchestra. What to do with the money you save buying Melchers Maxi Dry. Mclchcrs Maxi Dry. That says it all. It tastes Very Dry-and Very Good. Try Maxi Dry. Soon, you'll have enough left "^SK'/ff over to buy her some perfume-the fancy kind. 'Mm lit Melchers Maxi Dry. A nice, inexpensive gin' SMALL FORCE The strength of Canada's military forces is about 100,000.