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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Thurtdiy, 6, 197S THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Solvency helped by hole card in Games financial juggling By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer The Winter Games Society has an ace in the hole if their final financial figures show an operating deficit. The Games has worth of sports equipment that it will sell "at cost" to the 12 recreational areas in Southern Alberta if the event ends with a deficit. But if all goes according to plan, no deficit emerges, the equipment will be divided among the areas free. Tom McNab, who developed the final policy for sharing the Coleman wage plan okayed, city workers get raises COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Town council has accepted a wage agreement that provides its employees, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, a hourly, increase in two stages. Employees' wages will be raised 80 cents .hourly from Jan. 1 to July 1 and an ad- ditional 20 cents hourly from July 1 to Dec. 31. It was the proposal of Con- ciliation Commissioner R. A. Campion of Calgary. The employees also gained other fringe benefits. Council decided to advise Coleman Collieries by letter that. the dustfall here con- District youths acting with travelling troupe Two Lethbridge and area actors are performing with TC Caravan, Theatre Calgary's travelling company currently doing the two one act plays in city schools. Charles Schott, son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Schott of 1505 St. Andrew Rd., and a graduate of LCI, and Kim Hall, from Taber are appear- ing in the two plays collective- ly entitled, Boom! The plays, Consurria and the Apprentice Detective, and "Rock Cakes and Oil Wells and Dear Old Doctor are being presented in elementary schools for grades 1-3 and 4-6 respectively. Their Lethbridge stand ends Friday. As well as performances here and a number in Calgary, the group, which includes Calgary thespians Barbara Campbell Brown and John Crawford, are staging the show in centres from Leduc to Foremost and Rocky Moun- tain House to Oyen with stops in Red Deer and Medicine Hat. The tour started Jan. 14. Mr. Schott, after graduating from LCI, trained for two years at the National Theatre School in Montreal 'and then enrolled in the Jac- ques Lecoq School of Mime and Movement in Paris. After graduation he returned to Canada to play the role of the Volunteer in The Hostage the Regina Globe Theatre's first production for the 1974-75 season. Mr. Hall received a business diploma from LCC, and while in Lethbridge appeared in such productions as You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Fan- tasticks, Thurber Carnival, Oliver, and South Pacific. He attended the Banff School of Fine Arts on scholarship in 1973 and 1974 and most recently appeared in The Threepenny Opera for Theatre Calgary. tinuously probed by depart- ment of environment'tests, is still too high. The coal com- pany will be requested to take additional steps to control the dust. Under the present system, the town may not have to increase its natural gas rate to consumers, Mayor John Holyk and Town Secretary John Kapalka told council. They met 'recently with the director of gas rebates at Ed- .monton. Town gas company Foreman Joe Beigun told council 95 per cent of all homes in town, and 91 per cent in Improvement District 5, are now connected to the town's natural gas service. The local zoning bylaw will be amended to rectify truck parking, said to be creating a hazard along Highway 3. Council directed a letter be written to the provincial "board of health asking why burning refuse is not allowed at the Coleman dump. Council wondered why burning of refuse seems to be allowed at dumps in neighboring towns. Signs will be erected prohibiting dumping of raw sewage at the nuisance grounds. The Nez Perce Creek bridge near main street has been repaired, said Town Foreman Ruby Szymanek. A sewer ex- tension is being installed in the Pineview subdivision. Work has also started on in- stallation of a gas line to the town office complex. Council will advise Calgary Power it has no objection to a power transmission extension to Tent Mountain. The water resources branch will be asked again how well-water tested here. 2716 -1211) AVI. S. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS AND CARPET CLEANING w MlOM 328-0372 PRO CUSTOM CUTTING PHONE 327-2631 Freezer Special SIDES OF BEEF, 220-240 FRONTS OF BEEF, 110-125 At art tram HINDS OF BEEF 110-125 ptRLI 75' 1.09 custom cut nraat for your freeitr CALL: CONVAMUUHEN If JEMMAIN A. 80ENEN equipment, says the arrange- ment is designed to give each area a chance to acquire the equipment they want. POPULATION-BASED The total worth of the equipment, what the Society paid, will be totalled by the Games officials and each area will be able to acquire a cer- tain amount of that value, depending on population of the area. Each recreational area will list, in order of priority, the equipment they want, Mr. McNab says. Following this the groups will meet and each priority will be filled. If more than one area wants a certain piece of equipment their names will go into a hat and a draw made to see which area takes home the goods. If a region wishes to acquire more equipment than the pop- ulation formula allots, it can supplement this with cash to the Society, Mr. McNab says. "For example if an area wanted worth of equip- i ment and was only alloted then it could get the extra equipment by paying he explained. The population .formula, which decides what total value of equipment an area can acquire, is the same for- mula used by the provincial government in its dealings with recreational areas, Mr. McNab says. LEFTOVERS In the event some equip- ment is left over that no area wishes to acquire the City of Lethbridge has said it will accept it as part of its allocation. If a deficit is incurred by the Games each area's allotment will be smaller and areas will have to pay for the amount of equipment necessary to make-up the says. If no buyers can be found among the recreation groups, the city has said it will buy all of the equipment. Keith Lees, Games' manager, says the worth of equipment, which was purchased last year, is likely worth well over at current prices... If it is necessary to sell some of the equipment it will be done at the price the Games paid. POLICY 'FAIR' Roy Blais, regional Games' co ordinator, says the policy, which he initially roughed out, is fair to all the areas par- ticipating. "You certainly can't argue with he says. "It's pretty well left up to the areas in Southern Alberta to get what they want." The total region will benefit and not just Lethbridge, the Taber recreation director adds. "We couldn't really have done it (divided the equipment) any other way." One of the main features in the plan is an agreement that if an area, in the future, wishes to use equipment ac- quired by another region it may borrow the supplies for the cost of transportation. "All the equipment will be available to all of Southern Mr. Blais adds. The regions involved in the equipment division are the Crowsnest Pass; MDs of Pincher Creek, Gardston, Willow Creek arid'Taber; the counties of Lethbridge, Warner, Forty Mile, and Vulcan, the Blood and Peigan Reserves and the City of Lethbridge. South In short Centre to be ready Sunday PINCHER CREEK (Special) The Senior Citizens Drop- In Centre here will be furnished and ready for use Sunday. It is located in the southwest corner of the Pincher Creek Memorial Centre's new extension. The centre will have a billiard table and shuffleboard. Trophy night plans to be laid COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The Coleman Fish and Game Association .will plan its annual trophy night at a meeting Mon- day in the Coleman Union Hall. Rentals ready in two weeks CRANBROOK (Special) Two three bedroom family rental housing units will be ready for occupancy in about two weeks, H. T. Fraser of the Central Mortgage and Housing Cor- poration says. All 44 units, erected by four local building firms under a million contract awarded last October, will be finished by March 15. Trade board member named COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Coun. Ted Kryczka has been named by town council to the Coleman Board of Trade and Commerce. Coun. Jerry Rejman is alternate. Mayor John Holyk has received an invitation to attend opening ceremonies at Lethbridge of the Canada Winter Games. The Coleman Community Library is seeking financial assistance for a new library from the department of culture, youth and recreation, Coun. Rejman told council. Council decided to advise the Coleman Elks Lodge to make a written application regarding its proposed new Elks Hall and land requirements. The town wants to purchase land to enlarge eemeteires' _here. The secretary was directed to write for information in this regard from the department of lands and forests. Council decided to write Marathon Realty and offer to purchase its land on which a portion of the Coleman arena is situated. Residental program planned COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) A Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program may be started here in April, says Terry Stephens, co ordinator of the east Coleman Neighborhood Improvement Program. The plan provides homeowners and landlords with grants and low interest loans of to improve dwellings. The Blairmore road area has been added to the NIP program and will be represented on the citizens' committee. A minimum standards bylaw has been approved for east Coleman. Hazardous dwellings must be upgraded. The next step is the hiring of a building inspector. A total of is available for this area under the NIP program. Engine purchase proposed .FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council Monday night decided to offer the Canadian Western Natural Gas Company for a natural gas engine that is no longer suitable for use in the local skating rink. Council learned the gas company is going out of the engine leasing business. Skating rink officials want to install an electric motor to run the ice machine. The natural gas engine is only five years old and is suitable as a pump engine, possibly for fire protection at the industrial airport, said Coun. Ralph Webb. Painting contract awarded FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council Monday night awarded a contract to Alan Grier to paint the RCMP sta- tion here. His tender covered inside painting at and exterior work for Other rejected tenders were for and Coun. Ralph Webb took exception to RCMP list of suggestions for alterations and improvements to the town own- ed building. Council approved the list of recommendations, including the installation of Vi-ineh boiler plate in the cells. Eleven permits issued CRANBROOK (Special) Eleven building permits were issued here in January, authorizing construction valued at says Building Inspector John Davis. Twelve permits were issued in the same month last year, authorizing construction valued at A pizza parlor and five houses were authorized last month. There were six housing starts in January, 1974. Crowsnest Pass Bureau VHNON DICOUX, ftMfctmt itop., MM14I Cool beef A herd of feeder steers and heifers on the Palmer Ranch about 5 miles southwest of-Hillspring munched their way through a cold day, their world snow- covered and crunching with chilly temperatures. ACIC may collect money from crop loss payments TABER (HNS) The Alberta Crop Insurance Cor- poration has been asked by the Alberta Vegetable Growers Marketing Board to collect growers' fees from crop loss payments. Delegates to the annual convention of the marketing board voted to back irrigation districts that are seeking government assistance to up- grade the irrigation system. Other resolutions passed by 25 of 27 eligible delegates concerned price negotiations and contract conditions. Delegates voted to hold a growers' bus tour of the lower B.C. mainland and into the northwestern U.S. to view vegetable crops and processing: James H. Tanner of Barnwell was returned as chairman. Robert Klok of Burdett is Man remanded in shooting on reserve A 25 year -.old man charg- ed with wounding with intent was remanded in Cardston provincial court Wednesday until Feb. 12 for election and plea. Renfrew Tallow, of the Blood Reserve, is charged with wounding Robert Delaney, 25, of Gleichen. Mr. Delaney is in satisfactory con- dition in Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary. RCMP say Mr. Delaney was shot in the right, shoulder with a 7 mm. magnum rifle in an incident at a residence on the Blood Reserve at p.rrn Saturday. Mr. Tallow was remanded in custody. vice chairman. Directors are Miro Tomasta, Fred Hranac and Harry Penner, all of Coaldale; George Friesen of Vauxhall; and Mike Putici of Taber. Tom Krahn of the Alberta Horticultural Research Centre at Brooks discussed research and extension ser- vices of the agriculture department. Mr. Krahn said that current trends in eating habits have required changes in produc- tion methods. These include frozen and dehydrated foods, freeze drying and vacuum packing. Said Mr. Krahn: "With high capital costs, the processor needs economic assurance in developing new production systems. This requires the confidence of growers in the industry." High density planting could increase net returns per acre, he said. There are also a number of specialty crops not being produced in this area. Revenue totalled last year, including growers' licence fees of and a government grant for promo- tion purposes of The board spent This included promotion ex- penses of Of this, 050 was drawn from a reserve fund for promotion. Assets at the Oct. 31 fiscal year end totalled FARM FOR SALE ENCHANT DISTRICT Seven quarters deeded half section grazing lease adjoining. Fully modern 3 bedroom dwell- ing; steel quonset 40'x80'. Pos- session immediately. GIBBS REALTY GIBB Phone 757-3820 BEEFALO HEIFERS BLOODS Only 40 head Lefl. 6-7 Month Old Available By 20th of February, 1975. Contact the Following for Information: ALBERTA SASKATCHEWAN MANITOBA MELALGAR Calgirv 282-1514 or 262-1375 Riniori 7464664 ALDEUTSCH Hmilti 764-2774 fiUYPOMERlEAU J. PICKETS 289-9319 AifjUtk 329-4659 VALHALLA HOLDINGS JACK HORSMAN Canary 283-665C Mu HnJ 727-4W3 JERRY ALIEN Mury 274-9231 RUDYDEUTSCH IW Our 347-2984 ALLEN OLSON Wrtn 843-8781 The only Beefalo Blood bred heifer sold at auction in Pierre, South Dakota for dollars BEEFALO CATTLE CO. Of CANADA 531-550 6th S.W., CALGARY, AIJMrta. 282-1514 262-1375 ;