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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, Dccombcr 23, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGB HERALD 3 80th birthday FOREMOST (SPECIAL) Eighty years young is a term that might tally bo applied to Foremost's S. C. (Sol) Weber, who celebrated the occasion with a family gathering at Foremost Community Hall re- cently. A large number of friends and relatives took advantage of the open house to pay their re- spects to the long-time, well- known local personality. In attendance helping the We- i hers celebrate the occasion was i daughter Mrs. Helen Hansen of Foremost and four grandchil- dren, Gilbert Hansen of Fore- most, Brenda Hansen of Fore- most; Mr. and Mrs. Don (Carol) Allen of Lethbridge and Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Dolores) Huis- man of Foremost. Four great- grandchildren were also pres- ent. The special birthday cake marking the milestone was made and decorated by Mrs. Claude (Thelnta) Stevens. For Mr. Weber the 80th birth- day seems to have made little difference. He can be seen most nights of the week curl- ing in the square draws of the Foremost club showing a pro- c i s i o n and enthusiasm that would put many people much younger to shame. SOL WEBER RCMP e COALDALE (HNS) The Barons Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant 'and pre-school clinics: TABER: Tuesday, Dec. 29, in the Health Unit Office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. COALDALE: Thursday, Dec 31, in the Health Unit Office (upstairs in the Town Office Building) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. TABER: Thursday, Dec. 31 in the Health Unit Office in the Administration Building from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. GRASSY LAKE: The clinic In Grassy Lake will be can- celled on Friday, January 1st due to the holiday. Fluoride tablets are available at all clinics free of charge. Dr. G. R. C. Palmer, medical officer of health, urges parents to ensure their children are fully protected against conta- gious disease. robbery BLATRMORE (CNP Bureau) Two masked thieves, one carrying a revolver, entered the home of Blairmore taxi driver Anna Kropinak at 11 p.m. Dec. 18. The thieves wore silk stock- ings over their heads and, after relieving Mrs. Kropinak of more than in cash and other items, tied Mrs. Kropinak and two other occupants of the home with a bed sheet. HCMP of the Blairmore de- tachment are investigating the robbery. Recreation contract awarded NATAL (HNS) Dowes Agencies Limited was award ed the contract for insurance coverage of the Fernie school diitiict fleet of vehicles. The firm submitted the only bid. The new rate at repre- sents an increase of between and over the rale for the previous year and reflects compulsory added coverage. A request was also received for permission for kindergarten students to use the bus during the winter. The board's policy does not permit the use of buses for kindergarten students. Employees are to be given Dec. 28 as a holiday in lieu of Boxing Day. At Elk Valley, opposition was expressed to the amalgamation of East Kootenay School Dis- tricts proposed by the minister of education. Other meetings were held at Waldo and Jaff- ray. Frank Basarab, construction program coordinator, reported the Sparwood Elementary School stage 2 addition will be available by Dec. 31. This means that the shift classes will end. E. T. Chambers, secretary- treasurer, reported the antici- pated operating expenses for 1970 will exceed the budget by Purvis is manager Bank opens By 1'AUL CIIALA llmihl News Service SPARWOOD Spanvood's second hank will open shortly, it was announced recently by newly appointed manager Steve Purvis, The new bank, a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada, is opening temporarily in a trail- er, pending space in a proposed shopping centre or building of its own. Mr. Purvis moved here from Vanderhoof where he held the post of assistant manager. He has been 10 years with the Royal Bank, having worked also at Prince George. He is a native of Vancouver. Opening of the Royal Bank follows opening several months ago of a sub-branch in Spar- wood of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. CIBC also has a branch in Natal anc another in Fernie, where for several years it was the only bank represented. The S p a r- Tagg photo NEW LIBRARY Foremost has a new library for its elementary schools. Teachers w.ere largely responsible for organizing and redecorating a former lunch room. Jan Streifel, standing, high school librarian, assists elementary librarian Jo-Anne Haszard work on Dewey classified books. Willow Creek trustees form committees CLARESHOLM (HNS) The >oard of trustees representing Ihe Willow Creek Claresholm Auxiliary Hospital, re-elected W. A. Henker as chairman for he ensuing year. H. Peeters, Pincher Cree was re-elected vice chairma and the following committe were appointed: Management: W. Perrin, Fo Macleod; W. A. Henke Honor family FORT MACLEOD (Special) Lionettes have honored a local family, who, though plaqued with adversity have shown courage and determina- tion. The Ron Maxwell family re- ceive the best wishes of the Lionettes. The election of officers took place at the annual Christmas meeting. Elected: Mrs. Ann March, president; Mrs. Jean Carmichael, vice president; Mrs. Nina Bent, secretary-trea- surer tor region okay wins PINCHER CREEK (Special; Pincher Creek MD, the Town of Pincher Creek and the Village of Cowley have enterec into an agreement to establish a regional parks and recreation board for the entire Pincher Creek MD. The regional board will fos- ter, co ordinate and promote the development of parks and public facilities. The agreement was signed by the mayors of Pincher Creek and Cowley as well as Reeve H. R. Pharis. It is hoped that through such co-operation, more community involvements and recreational development will take place. Charles for Pin- cher Creek recent- ly presented special financial assistance in the amount of 073 to the regional board for its joint co-operation. This agree- ment will also allow for in- creased current and capital fi- nancial assistance to the region n the next few years. FIRST SURGERY The first surgery for congen- tal heart disease was perform- ed by Robert E. Gross in 1938. hristmas activities under way at Warner WARNER (HNS) Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Millhaem of Warner, will celebrate their 60th wed- ding anniversary December 24. Their family, Mr. and Mrs. Matt (Lorraine) Heppler; Mr. and Mrs. Halsey (Eunice) Bix- by; and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Venia) Millhaem are holding a "calling reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Warner Mem- orial Library. All their friends are Invited to come to honor them; no gifts please, they request. A Christmas party find pot- luck supper was held recently for the children and grandchil- dren of the women of the Order of the Royal Purple. Santa Claus arrived to give out gifts and bags of candy. At the last regular meeting of the Order of the Royal Purple, a motion was made to purchase a Safeco Oxygen Ventilator, which will be given to the local Volunteer Fire De- partment. The Memorial Evangelica Church Sunday School held i annual Christmas program re cently. The White Gifts will b taken to the Receiving Horn in Lethbridge. Following tl program a family fellowsh hour with lunch was held in th basement. Sunday evening the Night Music by the senior, youth an junior choirs of the Memori Evangelical Church was w e I presented to a capacity audi ence. Special music was e joyed by Mr. George deSouz son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs Hugh Dickson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George Souza, Tanzania, Africa, spending the Christmas seaso with her parents, Mr. and Mrs Hugh Dickson, Jr. Thursday evening, Dec. 24 a 8 p.m. there will be a candli light service at the Warner Memorial Evangelical Church Students stage concert FOREMOST (Special) Stu- dents and staff of Foremos School's elementary and junio ligh sections enjoyed an hou ong Christmas concert stagec jy the music classes of Cheri Edlund recently. Eva Greer UCW installs new slate; Saddle Lake Indians grateful for gifts COALDALE (HNS) High- lights of the final meeting of the Eva Greer United Church Women was the installation of officers conducted by Rev. John Moules. Mrs. Eugene Gregorash was installed president; Mrs. Les- ter Handley, secretary and Mrs. James McQuillan, treasurer. Committee, made. reports were Reports from the 1070 execu- tive showed it had been a suc- cessful year. Mr. Moules was in charge of devotionals. Love, he said, still is the main message of Christ- rnas. Unless we can rise above worldy and material things we cannot truly celebrate the com ing of Christ. Roll-call by the 22 member and guests was a contributioi to the Lethbridge Herald Cup of Milk Fund. A total of was collected. Mi's. L. SI. Vaselenak, retir ing president, thanked mem bers for their fine co-operation In appreciation each member received a miniature foliage plant. A letter of thanks was re- ceived from the Saddle Lake Indian Mission for the usec clothing and quills received. Loo How Ming, UCW's foster son in Hong Kong, expressed Wonder Confectionary 432 13th St. N. Phone 328-5465 For Your Convenienca We Will Remain OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year his appreciation by letter to the group's assistance and kini ness. A Christmas lunch was servec by Mesdames W. McGillivray E. Richards and S. Hutt. The next meeting will be hell Wednesday, Jan. 20. Logging firm closing down WINNIPEG (CP) Mani- toba Industry and Commerce Minister Leonard Evans has blamed Churchill Forest Indus- tries for (lie shutdown of its logging operation. The minister told a news conference that the company lad enough cash on hand to continue the logging operation if it so chose. Earlier, a spokesman for the company announced that the company was closing down its ogging operation for an indefi- nite period near the northern Alanitoba community of The 'as. More district on page 19 The program opened with the combined Grade 4 choirs presenting the nativity scene and a selection of Christ mas songs. The Grade 5, children pre- sented an original play based on the Dr. Seuss classic: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas.1 Three seasonal songs were sung by the Grade 6 students The Grade 8 choir sang three carols. The program concluded with items by the Grade 9 choir. The choirs were accompanied on the piano by Cherie Edlund. assisted by Evelyn Jensen. Bride-to-be honored ETZIKOM (HNS) A mis- :ellaneous shower was held in ,he Hoping Community Centre :o honor Miss Joanne Faye Ni- [iwski. Mrs. Math (Dorothy) iaily introduced the bride-to- be and presented her with the gifts. Assisting in the unwrapping vcrc her sisters Chyrle and Peggy who recorded the gifts. Aiding in the unwrapping and displaying was Mrs. Dave (Car- Lunch was served by the 'aitii Catholic Women's League ;lio also sponsored the shower. A short comedy dress up of le future bride and groom fol- owed the lunch. Miss Nikiwski will be mar- led to Michael George Harty n Jan. 2. Claresholm; and V. J. Horejsi, Administrator. Finance: R. C. Hunter, Park- land; H. Pharis, Lundbreck; and W. A. Henker. Public relations: H. Fergu- son, Pincher Creek; J. de Ko- ning, Fort Maceod; V. J. Hor- ejsi; and W. A. Henker. Buildings and grounds: W. Perrin; H. Peeters; and W. A. Henker. Joint conference: manage- ment committee and president of medical staff. Nursing home: W. Perrin, "H. Peeters and W. A. Henker. On bail CRANBROOK, B.C. (Special) Christine Panko of Prince George and Edgewater. 17, charged here with traf- ficking in LSD and hashish and with possession in considerable quantity, has elected county court hearing. In the meantime she has been committed for tri- al and is free on bail, con- ditional on returning to Prince George in the meantime. Preliminary hearing has been set for Jan. 4, in provincial court by Judge David Limn. Sing carols FORT MACLEOD (Special) than 60 Junior Girl Guards, Junior Forest Wardens and theu1 leaders sang carols here. They were giving their Christmas present to the peo- ple of their home town a gift of the story of Christmas i music. After the tour the group re- tired to the Scout hall where wood sub-branch has just com- menced full-time operation. Up to two years ago, apart (rom Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce branches in Fer- nic and Natal, there were no other banks. Him, the Toronto-Dominion, (he Bank of Nova Scotia and the Bank of Montreal have opened branches in Fernie. Mr. Purvis, a member of the Kinsmen Club of Vanderhoof, attended the last meeting ol the Kinsmen Club in Fernie and looks forward to helping- re-organize the defunct Kins- men Club at Sparwood. He's keen on curling, skiins and the outdoors. He said that liis bank had hoped to occupy space in the Greenwood Shopping Mall in Sparwood, due to bo completed next April, and wanted to lo- cate its trailer on the shopping centre site temporarily. Failing that, he hopes another location for the trailer-bank will be found. It should be open within ticularly in view ol the largo coal payrolls now and in the future. I think the growth po- tential of Spanvc-ul is excellent and that the lloyai ting in on the that new romrnu! a week or 10 days. "I feel that there's ample room for another bank in the said Mr. Purvis, "par- at FERNIE sawmill is Bank is get- uwi floor in mill (HNS) A new under construction at Elko, some 20 miles west of Fernie. It is expected to he into pro- duction early in 1371. It is being built at a cost oj about The new mill will include a planer, chipper and barker with a capacilv of 000 board feet per sliift. there will be approximately :o em- ployees once production begins. The owner of the mill is Wol- verine Valley Lumber Limited of Vancouver. They are at present logging in the Flatliead Wigwam area, in the Libby Dam Basin, IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS OR RELATIVES COMING FOR CHRISTMAS OR NEW YEAR'S AND FIND YOU ARE SHORT OF ROOM WE WOULD BE PLEASED TO HAVE THEM AS OUR GUESTSI at a very low rate. PLEASE PHONE THE MARQUIS at 327-3191 For further Information THIS OFFER GOOD ONLY UNTIL SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 1971 BATH OR SHOWER COLOR TV PLUG INS Come on over to the friendly flavour of Golden West Golden wedding FOREMOST Mr. and Mrs. scar Wallman will celebrate j their Golden Wedding anniver- sary from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, in the Foremost Com- munity Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and help them celebrate. No gifts please. GoldenWest tastes the way Alberta beer should taste Cheerful, bright, and inviting. ANOTHER FINE PRODUCT OF THE CALGARY BREWING CO. LTD. ;