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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Land-owners protest East Kootenay map CRANBROOK About 175 written objections by rural property-owners to the new Regional District of East Kootenay land reserve map have been forwarded to its professional consultants. The RDEK was allowed 30 days delay and for Acres Consultant Ltd. to prepare an alternative map to the one proposed by the B C. Land Commission presented here in June. The land com- mission map was considered by the RDEK as unacceptable and unrealistic. Local level hassle follows by one year the provincial agricultural land freeze pending legal framework to in a new prac- tical interests of recreation and commercialism. Administering the Act will be the Land Use Commission A recent day-long public meeting displayed RDEK's new map. and brought a deluge of protests from two general rural-by- choice and farm and livestock interests. The December RDEK board meeting here decided to forward the objections to the consultants to deal with prior to its possible passage at the January meeting. This action will precede the Land Use Commission com- pletion of a final multiuse map of the in effect massive zoning which would require board of variance hearing for any deviating use of land in the future. Plans under way for pre-school at Forty-Mile 1973 THE LETHBRIOGE HtHALU Fire victim fund set FORT MACLEOD Four year old Michael Nash will require pain- ful operations over a period of many years to treat burns he suffered in an automobile fire here Oct. 28. Burns covered 50 to 56 per cent of his body. The Fort Macleod Lionettes Club has decided to try to help little Michael. Area residents are asked to contribute to a fund to pay for the operations. All donations will be deposited in trust in the Macleod Savings and Credit Union. The manager will be entrusted with ing authority. Money received will be used for Michael's education or medical needs in later years. Donations may be sent to the Macleod Gazette. Box or directly to the Macleod Credit Union. Michael is the grandson of long-time Fort Macleod residents Mr and Mrs. Bill Bremner. The Herald District Taber consultant is former supt. FOREMOST Purchase of a video tape recording camera for use in County of Forty Mile schools was approved at a recent meeting. Two complete sets of VTR equipment are now available for use in county schools. These will be used in all schools on a rotational basis. Consideration was given to projects under the Priority Employment Program But funds for this program are already fully committed and the committee decided it would submit no applications at this time. The meeting accepted the recommendation from the principals' association for the purchase of of physical education equipment. Two machines to line grounds for sports and 16 sets of starting blocks will be purchased A matter raised by the prin- doubling the present mileage allowance for field was tabled for further consideration when the budget is being prepared. Iris a teacher at Senator Gershaw High School at Bow was recently presented with a long-service award by Dr. Phil Bryant on behalf of the board. The committee accepted with regret the resignation of Stewart a junior high school language arts and social studies teacher at Burdett School. Mr. Windrum has accepted a position at the Lethbridge Collegiate In- stitute effective Jan. 1. District calendar The New Dayton United Church Christmas Eve candlelighting service will be held at 7 p.m Dec. 24 with a Christmas pageant highlighting the service Coaldale and Lethbridge County senior citizens will tour Lethbridge Saturday evening to view Christmas lights with the bus loading at 5 30 p.m at the Coaldale recreation office and at 6 p.m at the Hardieville School The County of Lethbridge recreation board is holding a fun for boys and girls Dec. 27 to 30 at the Oldman River riverbottom with registrations accepted at Coaldale or Picture Butte Coaldale Kinettes are spon- soring a community Christ- mas card this year Next meeting of the Etzikom Com- munity Club will be held Jan. 9 at the home of Rose Burger The Coaihurst Elementary School will hold its Christmas concert tonight at 7 o'clock the annual Iron Springs Old- timers' Association dance will be held Dec 27 in the Hunt- sville School auditorium. Library board names officers COALDALE Several appointments were made at the recent meeting of the Coaldale Centennial Library board Frank Cummins was ap- pointed to replace Dr. Bryan Fmnigan. Reappointed were Mrs and R. I a member. Mrs. Jake Janzen .vas hired as an assistant in he library. The board is considering writing a history of the ibrarv. Forty-Mile approves video tape recorder FOREMOST The County of Forty-Mile school committee recently discussed Early Childhood Education services. Jacqueline Doran of Bow Island appeared before the committee to outline some of the preliminary steps already taken in that town by the Ear- ly Childhood advisory com- mittee A similar group is in the process of organization in the village of Foremost. Ms. Doran said that her group may approach the com- mittee again later with specific proposals. The plan is to assist parents in improving the education of preschool children. Superintendent of schools Students stage musical play FOREMOST Grade 6 students of Foremost School staged the 90-minute musical play Rumpelstiltskin before an audience of about 200 people at the Foremost Community Hall re'Viitly. With lyrics uy Miriam Adams and music by John it was sponsored by the Foremost Theatrical Society. Producer and director Alyce Butterwick. musical director and accompanist was Adele and assistant director and stage manager was Paul Ciesla. Mr. Ciesla and John Thompson were also responsi- ble for the lighting The play is based on the children's classic by the Brothers and centres around the miller's daughter played well by Diane Karl Cliff Elle emphasized that the key to the provincial program is allowing funds for a variety of educational experiences which might take place in the rural home as well as in more formal kindergarten situations. The government provides grants for approved projects and establishes minimum standards of service. It also provides the service of an early childhood con- sultant. Existing services provided by various government departments will be co- ordinated under the program Information on the quality of services and the needs of preschool children will be collected and distributed. Near mishap Santa's changed to when the Nelson baby from Coleman almost succeeded in unmasking Old'St. Nick. paying his annual visit to Siegelaars Hardware Store in was about to pass the baby back to its mother when the child with a lightning quick back hand took a firm hold on unsuspecting Santa's beard. VERNDECOUX photo TABER Now a professional former town superintendent Bent Madsen has offered his ser- vices to the town as a con- sultant. He told council his knowledge of the town's various services gives him an advantage with a resultant saving in consultation costs. Council discussed with Mr Madsen the various possibilities of providing storm sewers in the business district. This was recently Historical group opposes power line BLAIRMORE The Crowsnest Pass Historical Society is protesting a route through the Crowsnest Pass for a high ten- sion 240 KVA line being proposed by Calgary Power. A brief prepared by Fred Bradley and J Kerr of the society favors the alternate north route proposed by the company. They will be presented to a hearing in the Elks Hall here Jan 21 Treasurer Fred Bradley says discussions have been held regarding acquisition of land at Frank for relocation of the old Blairmore Blacksmith Shop as a tourist attraction Other buildings of historical interest would also be located on the same property. Attempts will be made to get some historical data on the Blacksmith shop from Percy Smallwood of son of one of the original owners The society is planning interviews with some of the long time senior settlers of this area with a view to recording historical facts The next meeting will be held Jan at 7.30 p m in the Crowsnest Consolidated School shelved because of high es- timated costs Mr Madsen will make a survey of the possibilities. He will provide council with a cost offer for making up a report on the proposal. By letter. Mr. Madsen. along with Roy How of the chamber of offered to serve on the in- dustrial development com- mittee. Recommendations to council will be made by the committee for appointments for 1974 Council made fast work of concluding a hearing on the zoning bylaw amendments called for Monday and approv- ed the amendments There was no submission in and no representation at the relative to the bylaw which revises zoning in certain areas consistent with development trends in Taber Council also approved the sale by lease agreement of a mobile home lot on 42nd Ave to Donald Windrum for1 the lot had recently been forteited by a former purchaser who failed to meet the building time re- quirements An extension of building time from six to nine months after the date of the agree- ment was offered to Nelson Homes Ltd. on three lots in the new west-side district Ten days was allowed the purchaser to pay for each lot for the being live per cent per month of the land purchase price Building date was extended from Oct 17 to Jan 17. 1974 Cubs get Dutch immigrants found klompen insufficient here Keep Christ in Christmas Inserted by DESIGN LIGHTING STUDIO LTD. vw t Report your news The Lrthbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area COALHURST MRS. MARGA OKKEN ..............................328-0061 CLARESHOLM PAUL ANDERSEN ..................................235-3561 M. M. GRIMSEN ................................235-3615 COALOALE MRS. PETER TYMBURSKI COUTTS MRS. HENRY HACKE ...............................344-3762 COWLEY C. A. WEEKES ......................................626-3601 B.C. NANCY MILES ......................................426-3232 DEL BONITA BARBARA JUHASZ ..................................653-2176 Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising By MARIE SORGARD Herald News Service IRON SPRINGS Twenty-five years have passed since Iron Springs was invaded by an influx of Dutch settlers. The Second World War had finished and there was very little future in Holland for large especially in the farming in- dustry. Farms were small and it was impossible for a son to follow in his father's footsteps Thus began the great migration to Canada Iron Springs was the stopping-off post for many because the fieldman. Bernard Nieboer. lived here. it was the centre of the sugar beet industry which required a great deal of hand labor. This country's vastness provided a contrast to the tiny land of windmills. There were many adjustments to be made. They had to learn a new when it rained they had to replace their klompen with rubber they found our winter very severe and the dry summer climate wreaked havoc with their causing the wood to dry and split. The beet labor houses assigned to them had very if conveniences. as a mode of were futile because of the distance usually in- volved. There were many large families but the war years had taught them frugality. The girls found domestic work during the the boys worked as farm laborers or any employment that could be found. When pay-day came the money went into a family fund and it was not long until a pay- ment was being made on a family farm. There are still several families here who arrived in 1948. Their names. Van Donkersgoed. Van Van Hell. Vander Vander Flier. Vander and Vanden Berg. Many had been engaged in the agriculture industry in Holland but found farming here to be a challenge. In nature took care of the moisture requirements. They found irrigation procedures very strenuous as the wheel move units of today had not replaced the back- breaking flooding method which required the use of a shovel. The Van Verenburhs came early in 1948. They were placed on a farm in the Broxburn district It took them some time to recover from the shock. They had been engaged in a commercial business venture in Belgium The language the feeling of the change in living conditions only aggravated the homesickness and loneliness they felt. Many times during that first year Mrs. Van Verenburgh thought about returning home. Today she and her husband are enjoying retirement in their split-level home at Pic- ture Butle and their son Nestor is farming in The Van Donkersgoeds and their family of 10 children were the only ones who did not move from the farm to which they came. They are west of Iron Springs. The year after their arrival they purchased the farm and to- day Mr and Mrs. Donkersgoed are enjoying retirement. The farm is being operated by their Arie Veluw. The year follow- ing their arrival. 50 of their looking for new opportunities in a new came here. They found life in southern Alberta too strenuous. The next year they went to Ontario which offered a more moderate climate. It was more like home The Van Zeggelaars had been farmers in Holland but needed more room to expand if they were to continue to farm. They worked on several farms in the district and today have a complex farming unit two miles west of Iron Springs which is operated by Mr. Van Zeggelaar and two of his Gerrit and John. They have a grain and beef a dairy project and a broiler unit which supplies the market with 30.000 broilers every 10 weeks. Gerrit Van Zeggelaar is the choir director in the Christian Reformed Church at Iron Springs. This year also marked a milestone for Mr and Mrs. Van Zeggelaar as they returned to Holland to visit. For them it was a nostalgic time as they enjoyed meeting relatives and friends and the fellowship of the old land Today many of the Dutch arrivals of 25 years ago own the farms on which they work- ed for someone else at one time. They brought a bit of Holland with them. They have their own their own and the countryside is now dotted with dairv barns. Expo trip VAUXHALL Vauxhall School under the direction of Bob will travel to Spokane in May to appear at the Worlds Fair They have received a for- mal invitation to appear and the Taber school division has given permission for the trip. The band will be raising money to pay for its expenses COALDALE The Coaldale Kinettes have donated to the Coaldale Cub Pack and to the local Girl Guide Company for help they gave at the Coaldale Kinsmen Rodeo grounds. Two centrepieces were donated to the Home for the Aged here The meeting held at the home of Mrs Dave and was attended bv 17 members. For the largest selection of portable electric Lighting and Batteries See LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. 715 4th Ave. S. The Easy Choice. The smooth taste of quality that is unmistakably Seagram's. Seagram's FIVE STAR Canada's largest-selling rye whisky. Blended and honied ry Joseph Seagram Lid Oni. ._____j Allen ;