Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, Decamfatr 17, 1971 - m IfTHBRIDG! HERALD - 3 A GIFT FROM THE JOHN DAVIDSON SCHOOL STAFF Teaching for 31 years Mrs G By I\IARY TYMBURSKI Herald News Service COALDALE - Mrs. Dorothy Pickering retiring after 31 years of leaching sendee, was recently honored at an open house in the John Davidson School. It was sponsored by the staff of the school. She has taught in Coaldale schools since 1943. Peter Slemlco, principal, introduced guests. To open the program portion Mr. Slemko rang an old, hand schoolbell. More than 220 people atten-ed, many of whom were colleagues. Others vmable to attend sent wishfis in messages, cards or telegrams. Mr. SlemJco read several of these, bringing back many fond memories. Mrs. Pickering is known to be the teacher ^ith a smile for each child. Each student she meets is greeted with a smile. Walter Goerzen, well-known vocalist, sang Bless Tliis House and With a Song in My Heart. Pianist was Mrs. Goerzen. Some community singing was then enjoyed. Voices blended to sing three oldtime favorites: School Days, Grandfather's Clock and The Little Brown Church. A poetic biography was read by Mrs. Jennie Emery, a friend and co-worker for many years. Tlie title was TOD (To Our Dorothy) or tm-ned around spelled DOT (abbreviated form for Dorothy.) Tlie reading revealed many humorous and intei-esting anecdotes in the life of Mrs. Pickering. They were presented by Mrs. Emery in her talented, warm, dramatic way to delight the audience. Sevei-al presentations were made. Mr. Edwin Davidson presented a miniature wishing well on behalf of the community. Students gave floweirs, presented by Miss Louise Takeda. Mr, Slemko, on behalf of tlie staff, presented a gift of stainless steel flatware, and from the school, a scrapbook con-t a i n i n g many interesting events held at the school in the past. Ml-. Slemko offered congratulations and appreciation to Mrs. Pickering for her service. He said the staff had appreciated working with her over the years. Mrs. Pickering had been enjoyable to work with, not boastful, always creative and helpful He stated: "She made our lives richer, we owe her gratitude." Mrs. Pickering said teaching was becoming so exciting with all the innovations. "But a time comes when one Police wm hike COALDALE (HNS) - Town council has approved a $75 per month increase for each member of the police force effective in January. The recommendation for this type of increase, rather than a percentage hike, came from the commission. It was passed by council by a four to tliree vote. The commission is consider-bg the need to hire a fourth man on the force. No final decision was made on the matter. The 1972 police department budget was presented to council but only the salary section was approved. The remaining portion is mider study. Mayor A. F. Blakde thanked Mr. Bergen for his presentation. Chief of Police Mayer also was present to answer council's queries. Office hours COALDALE (HNS) - Coal-dale's town office houi-s will most likely be changed in 1972. Council recently gave the employees committee permission to set a new schedule of office hours. The town office will be open untU about 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, and remain closed, Dec. 25, 26, 27, 28 and also Jan. 3. WIN LIFE MEMBERSHIPS - Vern Price, left, and Ted Malmberg, right, receive life memberships from Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks district deputy Texas Gostola. Picture Butte Elks are preparing for the annual Nev/ Year's Eve Ball. has to lay down the ruler," Mrs. Pickering said as her closing remark. Present were Mi-s. Pickering's two sons, Maurice Pickering and Marvin Pickeriiig, and families, all of Calgary. Mrs. Pickering plans to do some ti'avelUng eaaiy in 1972. Tea and coffee poiirers were Mrs. Ichio Ibuki, Mrs. R. I. Baker, Mrs. James Oshiro and Mrs. Peter Slemko. Miss Edna McVeety was in charge of the guest book. Mrs. Pickering ^ill be retiring at the end of the month. She will be missed. "Those who look after tlieir own children are good - those who look after other people's children are blessed." District igs Okay grants COALDALE dlNS') - Tlie next council meeting is slated for Monday, Jan. 10. A full picture of the costs on the Sportsple-x to date will be forthcommg early in 1972. Costs to date are bout $145,-000. The council approved 1971 grants to the Victorian Order of Nurses for .'i!250; John Howard Society and S't. Johns Ambulance Association, $25 each. Thin walls COALDALE (HNS) - Thci-e must be closer scrutiny on house construction in the town, council said recently. Sometimes plywood it attached as the only outside wall. The seams are covered and then painted. (Councillors felt some type of wood siding is in order. A stricter policy will be enforced. All the bills come at once COALDALE (HNS) - Town coffers will have to swell for requisitions payable as follows: municipal hospital, $8,828 ($11,-000 was the total); County of L e t h b r i dge supplementary school requisition, $22,514; Barons Eureka Health Unit, $13,-147, fprovincial govei'nment bears 80 per cent of the health unit's costs while the munici-palitity is responsible for 20 per cent.) Council has approved an application to borrow $175,000 for the northside water and sewer extension program. The application is to be made in 1972. Council is still not definite on when the project will commence. , A representative from Canada Manpower met with town officials to discuss winter works projects. Further talks are to be held. CUP OF MILK SPIRIT SPREADS - See the children above? Notice the difference? Our's are healthy; their's are suffering with hunger. Our Christmas gift to them Is a cup of milk. Send your dimes and dollars to Cup of Milk, Lethbridge Herald. The money will buy Canadian skim milk for refugees of East Bengal, victims of a current war and an earlier political struggle. At Lethbridge, Doug Smith of The Brown Earth soys musicians ore coming forward to perform in the three-hour Buck Crispy Benefit for the milk fund under master of ceremonie* Terry Gietz at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22. It will be held in the St. Francis Hall of Catholic Central High, Lethbridge, Performers on deck: Vol Depner, local singer, a local jazz ensemble with University of Lethbridge professors ond Dale Ketchison, guitarist supreme, Felix Harqi, musical sow, Bonnie Jeon Dobek, folk singer Linda Johnson and Jan Patterson, folk group and The New Wine. Carol festival Sunday RAYMOND (HNS) - Singers from Cardston and Lethbridge will join with home town people for the annual Rotary Christmas Carol Festival Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Culture Centre. There will be two groups Crosswalk COALDALE (HNS) - The highway pedestrian cross walk needs to be repainted. (Councillor Peter Letkemann, council representative on the police commission, said it is a priority concern of Police - Chief Victor Mayer, the two constables and the police commission. Councillors, too, feel it Is time the crosswalks are painted. VIEW PICTURES OF INDIAN CHIEFS - Cardston Public Library librarian Mrs. Gertie Worth, far right, shows 17 pictures of Indian chiefs to young readers at the library. Mrs. Worth, attired in an Indian dress loaned by Mrs. James Gladstone of Cardston, obtained the portraits from the Glenbow Foundation, Calgary. It took place during Young Canada Book Week. Also displayed were drawings and paintings by young Indian artists. -Catherine Hull Photo from Cardston and one fi-om Lethbridge. Tlie festival will feature all singing groups from Raymond, the church choirs. Ladies Music Club (one of the oldest singing groups in the town having been organized In 1936), the Glee Club and the LDS Seminai-y singers. Grant Erickson will conduct the Raymond High School Band. The story of the first Christmas will be read �rom the Bible text. The festival is scheduled for 7 p.m. All are welcome. It Is the Raymond Rotary Club's anmiail gift to the people of the south. HOUNDS, 'PASS GALS BACK POOL - Bonnie Porter, Crownest Pass recreation director, hits the ice after being cJumped by one of the Lethbridge Hounds. Crowsnest Pass gals and the Hounds played an exhibition game to raise $113 for the 'Pass community swim pool under construction at Blairmore. The city boys had to agree the 'Pass girls ore rugged. -Vern Decoux Phota Wage increase COALDALE (HNS) - Town councillor Peter Letkemann is chairman of the employees committee. Tlie 1972 salary schedule for town employees was adopted. There was a 10 per cent average increase in wages for the employees. This does not include the police de-pai-tment. 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