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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, 16, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 South in short Taber offices may expand TABER (HNS) Expansion of Taber's civic administra- tion building is in the books if a recommendation being made by the Taber Municipal District council is approved by the town A request by the Barons Eureka Health Unit for additional office space in the building initiated the proposal of building enlargement The office premises, covering square feet of floor space, is jomtlv owned and operated by the two local ad- ministrations, the town having responsibility for the south half and the MD the north portion The health unit leases space from the MD, hence the re- quest being made to the MD council In addition to the health unit, space in the north half is occupied by Taber School Divi- sion 6 and Taber Irrigation District The south half tenants are the provincial department of agriculture, department of highways and transport driver testing, and Taber Separate School District 54 and its superintendent The addition of telephone exchange equipment for a direct service from Taber to provincial government offices has squeezed caretaker's quarters and extra space is needed The proposal is that the building be built out to the square on southwest and northwest corners, each with about square feet of area New fire chief appointed HIGH RIVER (Special) Deputy Fire Chief Oliver Perry has been named chief of the High River Fire Department effec- tive Jan 1 He succeeds Fire Chief W W House who has resigned effective Dec 31 Capt Harry Haynes has been promoted to deputy chief The department has been increased from 22 to 24 men IDB officer to visit Taber TABER (HNS) Industrial Development Bank represen- tative G T Dewar will be in Taber Tuesday to discuss term financing with clients and local business men Mr Dewar will be at the Taber Motel on Highway 3 for in- terviews Appointments may be made by phoning the IDB of- fice in Lethbndge at 328-9681 says manager J E Evans Christmas program Dec. 22 MAGRATH (Special) St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church will hold its parish Christmas program at 1 30 p m Sun- day Dec 22 at the United Church hall here Gifts for Catholic Women s League members will be includ- ed in Santa s bag CWL members and their husbands will bowl and have a Chinese supper beginning at 7 p m Saturday A church cleaning bee will be held at 9 a m Friday Dec 20 Gifts for the Raymond Home were collected by Mrs Ken Sabcv The food hamper for the Sisters of the Precious Blood will be deliveied at Calgary before Christmas Top sugar beet growers named BOW (Special) Adrian Van Ham produced 21 48 tons per acie to win high tonnage honors among sugar beet growers in the Burdett Bow Island area His brother Frank Van Ham. top grower in 1972 and 1973 managed 19 97 tons per acre this year Thev both had t.elds slightly in excess of 72 acres Bouw was third with 19 30 tons per acre on 78 8 acres In the Buulett aiea first place went to Frank J Koch with 18 06 tons per acre on 65 4 acies Stage Inn opens in Cranbrook CRANBROOK (Special) The Stage Inn olfenng41 rnotel units a tesl.uirant and coffee shop on Cianbrook Street will be formally opened Jan 11 The contractor was Career Construc- tion Ltd of New Westminster U of L seminar set for March Federal-provincial relations, specifically related to the' Alberta and Southern Alberta situation is the topic of the 1975 spring seminar series at the University of Lethbndge in March The university may take the series to several communities in Southern Alberta if it can obtain knowledgeable people in the communities willing to participate in a panel discussion on relations between the two governments The seminar committee of the General Faculties Council has asked U of L senate members to submit names of people in their communities who may participate m a discussion on such areas as oil-gas resources, the Canadian Wheat Board, egg marketing and beef production policies The committee intends to tailor the program to the interests of each community ALLARD VAN VEEN AND NEW ANTI-LITTER LOOK South country urged to tidy up for Games Allard van Veen is an anti litter man Even his name has a neat, sharp ring to it His fingernails are clean His shoes are polished And his beard is immaculately trimmed Mr van Veen, a tidy 25, is executive director of Outdoors Unlittered, a non profit organization now tidying up in both British Columbia and Alberta Mr van Veen visited Lethbndge last week to drum up interest in his campaign among the directors of the Canada Winter Games He would like to see the Games display the organization's "Tidy Man" logo now used to encourage neatness in 14 countries Athletes to the Games would also hopefully transplant some of his organization's zeal and literature in Eastern Canada The organization spends about a year in each of Alberta and B C about half coming from the provincial governments and the remainder from industry Its activities include sponsoring an anti litter week (next May 5 to publishing a monthly sponsoring ecology studies in schools, providing free information, films, litter bags, posters and stickers to schools and conventions The organization will soon approach Alberta Environment Minister Bill Yurko to institute use of the international neatness logo along provincial highways The present warning signs "are bland and people don't care says Mr van Veen "Our campaign will have a positive side Litter is only the tip of the heap, he adds "We agree littering is perhaps not very important in the overall environmental crisis we face he says "But we hope we can help instill a proper attitude in the individual It's the attitude change we are after People with the right attitude will install proper mufflers, vote to spend tax dollars for pollution control Mr van Veen's organization is not a militant one, although it co operates with other environmental groups "Militant organizations do not necessarily solve the problems In some cases they have done a great deal of harm to the environmental movement He says environmentalists should be educating the consumer to use fewer disposable items, to recognize threats to the environment he adds, "have been the least co operative in terms of even admitting they are polluters At the same time, "they have been fantastic in promoting the environmental cause "We sometimes wonder about the advertising content it creates too much bulk which should be reduced "I think newspapers should be more responsible for intensively promoting the recycling of their product, he says "But the bigger the newspapers (and thus polluters) the less interested they appear Christmas cheer refused CLARESHOLM (HNS) Mayor Ernie Patterson, has appealed to citizens here to stop bestowing alcoholic beverages on town employees. "We would appreciate it very much if the citizens of Oil well ruling may change TABER (HNS) A recommendation of the provincial Energy Resources Conservation Board regarding the location of oil wells on farm lands has received the approval of the Taber Municipal District council Present regulations require that wells be located not less than 330 feet from the boundaries of legal subdivisions comprising 40 acres in other words, in the centre of such areas which are limited to one well each The change, made on the recommendation of municipal councils and farmers generally, allow the boundary distance to not less than 100 feet, or less on the approval of the municipal council The new regulations apply to all areas east of the Fifth Meridian and south of Township 31, comprising the southeast portion of the province Council was also faced with a request from Palmer Engineering regarding the location of natural gas pressure regulators in the gas co operative systems being constructed under its supervision To protect the MD in case roadways have to be widened, gas lines may not be located less than 43 feet inside the property line However, the pressures reducing stations present obstructions to cultivation and crop production Council gave landowners the option of retaining the 43 foot restriction, or assuming all costs of relocation should the installation interfere with future land requirements for road construction Claresholm would refrain from serving or giving liquor or other alcoholic beverages to town employees during working said the mayor in a signed statement "We know that you are trying to show your thanks for a job well done but this method is creating serious problems for some of our said the mayor He appealed to residents to offer their appreciation "in non liquid form NDP minister reports "good, not so good7 FERNIE (Special) Provincial Mines Minister Leo Nimsick says grants of 5 million have been given to recreational groups in the East Kootenay since the NDP government took office Speaking to about 100 people at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall here, the Kootenay MLA said this was one of the good programs Included in his list of "not so good" government programs was Bill 71 He said this was designed to bring people holding huge tracts of land, but paying a small tax, into a more equitable rate of taxation "The government forgot about the side issues and some small people got caught in a he said. "We tried to correct it, although some Taber Ex officers named TABER (HNS) Gordon S Saunders has been returned to office for a second year as president of Taber Exhibition Association He is supported by Gary Jensen and Howard E Fnncis, vice presidents E E O'Donnell continues in the office of past president of the association Pan mutuel racing is scheduled for Taber Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29 and 30 following the Medicine Hat race meet, and preceding the meet at Grande Prairie, the association board meeting was told The dates were announced by Mr Saunders in his report of the recent annual meeting of Canada West Turf Association held at Calgary He said that the established circuit for the electronic wagering trailer would assure horses for the race meet which were difficult to come by last year The possibility of staging some harness races along with flat racing was discussed It will depend on their inclusion in the Lethbndge and Medicine Hat meets which precede the Taber event Also attending the Turf meeting was local race meet chairman Betty M Gilbert The meeting was also advised that the Taber Municipal District council had turned down a request for a grant to support the Aug 17 community fair people who were caught probably swore they will never vote NDP again He said that anyone who still feels his taxes are unjust should write to the taxation board and appeal Autoplan was another area which Mr Nimsick included in his "not so good" designation, saying the government had made this an election promise "We promised it and we went into it he said "We tried to do too much too soon It is difficult to hammer out an insurance policy out of 200 or more companies He said many people do not realize that inflation has been most severe in the past two years and for this reason auto insurance from private companies would be much higher "We set the rate at the 1972 he said The added charged on drivers' licences was included in the "not so good" list but Mr Nimsick defended the fact that under this system, every driver is insured Under the former system a driver could borrow a car, get in an accident and the onus was on the car owner for damages NATAL RELOCATION Relocation of residents of Natal is a problem he has been working on, the MLA said He said it is not always possible to make other cabinet ministers place the same priority on the matter that he does "It will take some time he said Among government accomplishments he termed good are Mincome, Pharmacare, increased hospital care, aid to recreation, rent control, development of housing, purchase of the Ocean Falls mill, student employment grants, increase in the minimum wage, development of parks and land purchases to aid wildlife Referring to the grants under the Recreational Facilities Act, Mr Nimsick listed the various grants given projects in his riding These mdlude grants to the golf club, the arena and the curling club here, and grants in all other centres aiding ski hills, arenas, curling facilities, swimming pools and others "These grants were given so that young people in outlying areas will have the same recreational facilities as those anywhere he said RENT CONTROL He said rent control is a "dicy idea "You are damned if you do and damned if you don't." he said, claiming that many good landlords do not take advantage of the maximum allowable increase but others do "Ocean Falls is still working because we bought he said "It could have been bought by outside interests, even the Japanese Seeks nod A 23 year old in- surance and real estate agent from Foremost is the first candidate to an- nounce he will seek the Social Credit Party's nod in Cypress constituency. Barry Bernhardt is cam- paigning to step into the shoes of former premier Harry Strom, the MLA for Cypress. Mr. Strom is retiring from provincial politics. The Social Credit nomination is to be held Jan. 17 in Medicine Hat. The Progressive Conser- vatives have already nominated Alan Hyland, 29, a Bow Island farmer The New Democrats have nominated Allen Eng, 41, principal of the Manybernes school. FIRST MINT IN 1792 The first United States Mint was established in Philadelphia, then the United States capital, by an act of April 2, 1792, which provided for gold, silver and copper coinage CO-OP 7 Stores TO SERVE YOU BETTER! BARONS. BOW ISLAND. CARDSTON. CQALDALE. LETHBRIDGE. PICTURE BUTTE. TABER. Pre-Christmas DISHWASHER Lethbridge. 1221-2nd AvenueS. Phone 329-0017 "Magic Chef" DISHWASHER A Magic Chef Dishwasher can lighten your kitchen chores m several ways. In addition to dis- hwashing, it can be used as a plate warmer and its full family table setting capacity enables you to economize by running fuller loads less often. There is no need to pre-nnse dishes before loading. Simply remove large particles such as bones, fruit pits, etc and the built-in soft food dis- poser will remove the rest Upper and lower spray arm assures thorough cleaning, water temperatures of 140 to 160 means dishes are completely sterilized and easy front loading are plus features you'll find in a Magic Chef. Simply connect the water connection to the kitchen sink faucet, load, and your Magic Chef Dishwasher will do the rest. Maple Cutting Board Top 6 Big Cycles Harvest Gold or White CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ;