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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Lethbridge, Alberta Left hand Corner 10% property tax increase in sight Lethbridge residents could be look ing at a to per cent properly tax in crease for City services next year the highest of five cities surveyed by the Herald. That s the goal the City administration is aiming at in the 1933 operating budget to be handed City Council next month Council this year appeared headed for a 12-pcr-cent tax increase until a last minute move to use surplus funds to keep taxes Down lowered the City s share of the tax Bill to 10.3 per cent. The 1982 surplus is smaller but Council is still in a better fiscal Posi Tion than the other cities surveyed. Please turn to a3 for details. Gift of speech Ottawa up when Gordon Hinther wished his Molher a merry Christmas she could t believe her ears it was the first time he had spoken in More than 3v4 years Gordon 29, was in a coma for 18 months after april 24, 1979, when he lost control of his car and suffered massive head injuries in the resulting crash. When he came out of the coma Gordon could t speak walk or feed himself. He was transferred to a hos Pital where his needs could be specially cared for. Last week his Mother Clara was admiring the Christmas decorations in the sunroom of the Hospital where she or her husband David have visited every Day since their son s Accident. Know Gordon there s Only one thing that could really make this a perfect she said. To hear you speak that s when Gordon replied merry Christmas As the news spread nurses from All Over the Hospital paid visits to Gor Don s room. Cup of milk Southern albertan sometimes do Nate More than Money to the her Ald s cup of milk fund. Some also give of their time. One who did is Larue Richie of Bellevue. She took the time to write a poem to let us know How she feels about the cup of milk and its purpose. Please turn to a9. Today More than Luck an improved social Structure not Luck has kept the. Extremism of the 30s from mounting with the unemployment figures says Flora Lewis a6 Index City classified d4-6 comics d7 comment .d3 entertainment lifestyle marketplace Region bl-4 theatres b7 weather a4 weather Low tonight near 4 High tuesday near 3, a few Clouds Only 10 shopping pays left maybe i 4houip make. A list. Seen and heard about town fort Macleod administrator Louis Damp Home claiming he has been away from Home so much on business that even my dog barks at me thirteen year old Judy Bri Ico Riding Home without her glasses mistaking a Large Orange City truck for a giant pumpkin Ruth Melvln in lung Impromptu guests to nibble on some overcooked Granola Only to have one of the guests find the Good stuff in open containers on the Kitchen counter. Poland to suspend marshal Law at year s end from Reuters a Warsaw up government spokes Man Jerzy Urban announced today that martial Law in Poland will be suspended and most restrictions lifted on dec. 31, and that the Sejm parliament will meet on Satur Day to pass the necessary legislation. Urban made the announcement to report ers As the Sejm began the process of suspension of martial Law exactly one year to the Day after military Rule was imposed. The Sejm began studying three Bills pre s in led by the Council of slate. One would empower the Council to order suspension and if necessary reinstatement of martial Law. Another set out Legal relaxations which would accompany suspension. The third Bill detailed interim restrictions for the period until military control is ended completely. Urban said the Sejm would vote on All three Bills on on saturday dec. 18. A session earlier scheduled for dec. 23 has been can said. A further session is scheduled some time before Tho end of the year which will make the formal. Decision of suspension he added. The Billon relaxing martial Law would end the system of internment under which about 200 officials of the now outlawed Soli Darity Union Are still held without trial. All internees will return Home except those who Are arrested on criminal Urban said. The Bill would end summary court proceedings except in special cases and end routine censorship of mail and Telephone Calls. Many of the economic and employment restrictions applied to militarized enter Prises under martial Law will be retained during he interim period under the third draft Bill. Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski the Premier. Communist parly chief and head of the ruling military Council warned in a Tel Evl Sion address sunday night that the regime will not tolerate any social unrest and that the Council will retain some of its sweeping Powers to control workplaces and officials made it Clear that Jaruzelski s Promise of a limited amnesty would not apply to the most Radical opponents of mar tial Law. The the Lethbridge Herald 1907-1982 seventy five years xxvi Lethbridge Alberta monday december 13, 1982 30 cents two children die in morning fire photo by Vanhy r1eouiubef1 firefighter photographer Paul Little in living room of Home where two died Johanna just gets older healthier by Judy Koskewich Herald staff writer Taber Johanna Evanson celebrates her 100th birthday tonight and about 185 descendants will be there to help. Johanna said today she feels a Little scared about her birthday party planned for tonight. I m nol used to having my picture taken. I never had time for this when i was congratulatory telegrams were received today from Queen Elizabeth prime min ister Pierre Trudeau opposition Leader Joe Clark Premier Peter Lougheed several maps and Las and Many others wishing her a Happy birthday. Johanna has 10 children 44 grandchild Ren 144 great grand children and seven great great grandchildren including 94 male descendants and 91 female. Born in Spanish Fork Utah in 1862, Johanna said she feels Fine i m catching a cold is Johanna came to the Taber area when she was 25, she married John Evanson in 1907, and has lived Here since. Johanna and John settled Down to farm ing and one son John still farms the Origi Nal Homestead near Barnwell. Her husband died in 1s42. Their 10 Chil Dren include Edna Bennett of Taber Vir Ginia Hall of Cowley Johnny Evanson of Taber Deana Moller of White Rock b.c., Ray Evanson of Taber Archie Evanson of Calgary and Ruth Harding of Willard Utah. Daughter Eva and sons Harold and Richard have died. In her younger years Johanna was interested in photography and has Many albums containing photographs of her fam ily. I be still got a camera and All that but there s no Lime for that she says. Johanna still Calls Utah her Home and has managed to go for two or three visits Over the years. Her son John says his Mother has Al ways been a quiet and gentle lady. Every body likes Johanna. She has never Gol in the Way and spent All her life looking after us. Now it s our turn to care for Johanna spends her time staying with her seven remaining children. She feels very comfortable and secure when she s around says John. She s a i talc scared staying on the wide open Prairie and feels better staying in town where she can see the houses All around she was ill when she was around 50 years old and we thought we were going to lose says John. Now she s celebrating her 100th her family says Johanna s favorite say ing is the older i get the healthier i by Brent Lannan Herald staff writer two children Are dead and a third in Seri Ous condition after an Early morning Blaze swept through their North Side Home Loday. Their parents Dirk and Tantzen Scholten and four other children escaped unharmed. Leimer Scholley eight and his four year old brother Benjamin were dead on arrival Al St. Michael s Hospital Al about . After they and their 12-year-old sister Dina Johanna were removed from the fire engulfed Home at 120 15th St. N. By City fire fighters and policemen. All three suffered severe smoke and fume inhalation in the Blaze first sighted at . By a up rail employee and shortly after by neighbors. Kire prevention officer Ted Bochan said Loday it is very very fortunate the whole family did t perish in the Blaze which engulfed Ibe Home. Or. Scholley was Able to get As Many children As possible from the to Chan said at the scene where an investigation has begun. When firefighters and City police arrived they were informed an unidentified number of persons were still the children were found on the second floor where most of the children slept to Chan said. While an investigation has just begun the source of the Blaze has been traced to the living room near the front of the building he said. We believe in was soldering for be tween two and vhf hours before breaking into he said. All we Are Able to say at this Point was that it originated in the living one of the Scholtens neighbors who har bored he family Early Loday expressed stunned Shock and grief. The woman who asked her name not be used said she could nol understand How something like this could happen to such a Beautiful family especially Al this time of she described the youths playmates of her own children As Good honest a similar description of the children As courteous co operative and Bright was Given by Dale Morden principal of West Minster school where the Scholten children attended school. T outside Morden s office a bulletin Board Posler proclaims Ricer Scholten As his school s Model citizen in november. The citizen of the week is nominated bar each class and Ihen we choose from those Morden said. That gives you Good indication of what kind of students they Benjamin Scholten would have celebrated his fifth birthday dec. 23 and his brother Riemer his ninth Only three Days later. Bochan said investigators will dig through the living room area either today or Early tuesday in it forms to determine a cause. The tragic Blaze comes Little More than a year after Lethbridge s worst residential fire. That fire nov. 21, 1981, claimed the wife and two children of judge Ronald Jacobson. 1 Cut Rale phone service pact ties in Calgary Washington up Cut rate Long disc Tance Telephone services Between Dian cities and major . Centres will introduced next year under an agreement Between Tran Canada Telephone by Stern and ecu communications corp. Of the United Stales Sci announced today. The Deal is subject to governmental approval. The Washington based company which competes for Domestic Long distance Busi Ness with the . Bell system said its . Subscribers will be connected april 1 with Toronto Montreal Ottawa and Calgary. Some callers in those four cities will be Able to Call . Points through Sci beginning next july 1. However Only about 10 per cell of Cana Dian telephones will have Access to the new service initially Sci officials said because Only some of the exchanges in Montreal and Toronto have switching equipment that can he properly programmed. Service to Vancouver must await develop i ment of the Sci system in the . North Wesl which is expected at the end of 1983, the company said. Tran Canada is to file details of the proposal shortly Wilh the regulatory Canadia radio television and telecommunications commission in Ottawa. Sci will do the same Wilh the . Federal communications commission in Washington. Both photo testifies that Johanna Evanson was Beauty at 25 tragedy joined Hunt Edmonton up a lost teenager car ried his dying Friend for several Kilometres through a night darkened Bush near the Sile of the Lodgepole wild Gas Well in a futile at Empl to find shelter from sub Zero temperatures. Robert Cebulla 17, died while Dean hut Chanson 17, was in serious condition in hos Pital after the pair got lost thursday while looking or Christmas Trees and taking photographs near the Amoco Canada Petroleum co. Ltd. Blowout 130 Kilometres Southwest of Edmonton. Hydrogen Sulphide was not a actor in the said Amoco spokesman Don Smith in an interview from his Hospital bed Sal urday Hutchinson said he and Cybuliak both Draylon Valley High school students drove to Lodgepole to find Christmas Trees and Lake photographs of the Blowout for a school biology project. They parked about seven Kilometres from the site and Clad Only in ski jackets jeans and running shoes walked Down a outline looking for suitable Trees. Bul darkness fell quickly and they Golloso in the Bush. Hutchinson said As the temperature dropped he and Cybuliak weakened. I made him said Hute Hanson who added he had wilderness survival training. I carried him dragged him four five six or seven Ian Kinnell Ken Lyon Mildred Leffingwell William Paulenne Short shrift for drunk Drivers should drunk Drivers get a Manda tory 48 hours in jail Lethbridge West my a John Gogo thinks so. Gogo head of the Alberta alcohol ism and drug abuse commission believes Public sentiment is swinging in favor of harsher punishments for Drunken Drivers. A Herald sampling of opinions in downtown Lelh Bridge saturday con firmed that View. Ian Kinnell of Lethbridge said to supports the mandatory 48 hours in jail. I think they should be Kepi off the Ken Lyon of Rocky Mountain House said he also favors jailing people charged with Drunken driving because they re a menace to everybody he said he would like to see an even stronger punishment enforced on Drunken Drivers by having their licences suspended completely. Mildred Leffingwell of Lethbridge said she is definitely in favor of the two Day imprisonment because Drunken Drivers Are a danger to the Public. William Paulenne of Lethbridge said the Short jail sentence is a Good idea since it will keep them off the Gordon Wilson of Wanton said he would prefer to Sec a Drunken Driver sitting in jail than driving on the Road. Laws against drinking and driving have been in place for a Long time now they just have to be enforced he said. Marj Long of Lethbridge said she supports the proposed imprisonment for two reasons to get Drunken Drivers off the streets and to Jar them that they will be thrown into jail if they drink and drive. Kirk Ramsay of Lethbridge said he is in favor of the idea of putting people in jail bul thinks the length of time is too severe. Nobody gets so drunk that they do nol sober up within 24 hours he says. I really Don t object to the Bonnie Smith of spa Wood b.c., said she strongly supports he idea. I think they should slap them with everything because it s not right. They Hurt too about convictions for impaired driving Are handed Down annually in Alberta. Gordon Wilson Marj Long Kirk Ramsay Bonnie Smith

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