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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tucidny, rnbrucry 1977 THE ItTHBRIDGr HRAID 3 tit stake in FernlK School District, Referendum gains green light NATAL, (HNS) Schoo I board secretary treasurer E. r. Chambers has said that ap- pi-ova) has been received from Victoria wilh respect lo the board's application for approv- al to hold a referen- dum to cover estimated capital projects in School District No. I Decision on Hie matter has brcn pending since November of last year, and two tentative dates for the vote have come and gone since it was submit' led lo Victoria. In p r c v i o u s meetings, trustees expressed concern that delay in receiving permission to hold Uie referen- dum may mean needed build- ings will not bcv ready in time accommodate district slu- dents. Mr. Chambers .said a spe- cial meeting has been called at which necessary moves will bo decided upon in order that tlio referendum may be presented at the earliest dale possible. Asked about recent reports that school boards whose f.al- ary agreements with teachers pi wide more than Ihe 0.5 per cent increase suggested by the government will have lo apply through referendum to the vot- ers for permission to raise the extra money, Mr. Chambers said he has heard nothing from Victoria officials on the matter. "AH J know at the present lima is whal. I read in the newspa- Mr. said. Also unclear at this time is whether Fernie District school board may apply the 110 per cent factor to its budget, al- though it has, in effect, already done this. At a recent special meeting, the board trimmed its operat ing budget down to 110 per cent of the basic education cost. Un- certainty stems from an an- nouncement from the minister of education several weeks ago that some areas will be allow- ed to go only to 108 per cent of the basic education costs, wliiie others, tinder certain con- ditions, may apply the 110 per cent factor. The matter has never been made crystal clear. In Fernie's case, Mr. Cham- bers said, he is assuming the 110 per cent factor will be al- lowed. The operating budget must be submitted by Feb. ]5, al- though district assessments and government grant structures will not be known by that date. GIVES PIANO TO Mrs. Agnes Pedersen sits beside the new piano shs recently gave lo 1he Coaldale United Church in memory of her sons, the late Charles and Edward Pedersen. Standing are grandmother Mrs. Dan (Shirley) Rose; daughter- in-law Mrs. Mabel Pedersen; and grandson Charles Pedersen of Medicine Hat. Tymburski Photo Church receives piano from Mrs. Agnes Pedersen By MARY TYMBURSKI Herald News Service COALDALE Mrs. Agnes Pcdersen recently presented a new piano to the Coald a 1 o United Church. Hie piano was presented and dedicated to the "Glory of God in loving memory of the late J. Charles Pedersen (1908-27) and R. Edward Pedersen sons of Mrs. Agnes Ped- ersen and Uie late Ollie Peder- sen. Mrs. Pcdcrson performed tho official unveiling. Hev. Albert Baldeo, minister, conducted the dedication ceremony during a recent Sunday morning worship service. Mrs. Ivan Meyers gave re- marks on the Pedersen family, Coaldale pioneers. Mrs. Peder- pen has lived here longer than any person now living. Slie is 31 years of age. The family ar- rived in 1908. Just recently Mrs. Pedersen took up residence in the Golden Acres Lodge, Lcth- bridge. Biographies compiled by Don- ald Baldwin, of Coaldale, Ralph Evernden, Lethbridge friends of the Pedersen family and Mrs. Mabel Pedersen (wi- dow of the late Edward Peder- sen) were read by Mrs. Mey- ers. Mr. Baldwin stated "diaries and Edward were the only local youngsters who continued their trips to Lcthbridgc for music lessons during the hungry '30's, Both boys were very musical. Albcrlans aboard wrecked yacht VANCOUVER (CD Most of the 24 pci-sons rescued when a Vancouver bound yacht wrecked on a Caribbean reef last Tuesday have been flown here, while the yacht's owner is expected to return later this week. The 24 passengers and crew were taken off the 11 Wool ketch Raven by ships of the Haitian Navy the yacht ran aground on the reef. Jan de Groot of Van- couver was bringing the yacht to Vancouver via the Panama Canal for use at his Vancouver Academy of Sailing, a charter sen-ice and navigation school. Aboard the boat were a crew of five and 19 passengers, 17 of them Canadians. Most of the Canadians were Vancouver residents. Others reportedly in- cluded Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Ringham of Stony Plain, Alta., and Joan Whitely, of Van- couver and Calgary. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blair more Phona 562-2149 Charles was a pianist and Ed- ward a violinist. For a long time Charles served as llio Coaldale United Church choir pianist. Accompanying Mrs. Agnes Pedersen as special guests al the presentation were her daughter-in-law, Mrs. M a b e I Peclersen, tier grandson, Char- les Pedersen and Mrs. Peeler- sen, her granddaughter Mrs. Dan f Shirley 1 Rose and sever- al of her grcal, grandchildren, all of Medicine Hal. MANY VEHICLES In 1968, there were motor vehicles registered in Canada. Brawls erupt in British coal strike BIRMINGHAM. England (AP) Britain's nationwide coal miners' strike entered its fifth week Monday and erupted into brawls as picketing miners clashed with police outside a giant coke depot. The violence began as 300 po- lice linked arms in a bid to hold back more than 580 angry miners. The miners were trying to stop trucks from entering or leaving the depot containing tons of biggest fuel store left in the industrial Midlands region of England. Earlier, the miners managed lo chase away most of the wait- ing trucks with a broadside of pies, fruit and eggs. Then two trucks forced their way through the picket lines and the miners turned on the police. One officer was punched in the stomach and had to be taken to hospital. Others had (heir helmets knocked off as they grappled with the miners. The 230.000 miners are de- manding an 11-per-ccnt wage in- crease. They have rejected a national coal board offer of a 7.9-per-cent increase. An under- ground worker cams the equiv- alent of as a basic weekly rate. Dentists indicate Sparwood interest COUNTRY NEWS These Are The tetlibridge Herald Correspondents in Your Area VAUXHAU MRS. PAT POWERS P.O. Box 23? STIRLING RUTH ZAUGG General Delivery TABER ROSS GIBB P.O. Box 2187 TYRRELl'S LAKE MRS. MARY HAMLING ......P.O. Box 97, Wrentnam WARNER MRS. PEARL UEBEIT General Delivery Contact theia peonto tor your District Newt or Classified Advertising NATAL i HNS) At the reg- ular meeting of the Spanvood j Community Development Asso-1 nation, the Spanvood Conimun-' ity Development Officer, Dick Clarke announced tnat an in- terim dentist will be in Spar- wood for a period of six weeks in October and November, and in Elkford for weeks in Xo- veniber and December. The dentist is Dr. James A. Rob- son. Sometime after school starts again in the fall ar- rangements will be made for the appointments for Uie den- tist. Mr. Clarke also reported to the meeling that dentists have also indicated establish- ing practices in Spanvood in the near future. The survey of housing prob- lems conducted recently by the Association has resulted in a representative of Dawson De- velopments Limited visiting the area to interview people who have purchased houses built by that company. The representa- tive has been in the area for a couple of weeks. A discussion uas also held about the formation of a senior citizens group to represent all of Hie senior citizens in the area. The present socioly is primarily concerned wilh the residents of tho Senior Citizens Villa. Tlie p-oup will be prim- arily concerned with (he rec- reation and enlcrlainmcn I needs of the senior citizens in the community. Plans for a Health Week in Spanvood in June were also discussed al Ihe meeling. The purpose of Hip will be lo incus attention on all aspecls of boalth. The association hopes to focus attention on all as- pects of health. The association hopes to do this through a lec- ture series, displays and par- ticipatory events. Additional de- tails will become available as the week approaches. The association also disclosed j plans for two safety programs j and a baby-sitter training pro- gram. One of the safety programs will be the "Elmer Eelephant" road safely program for young- sters from kindergarten to Grades 5 lo 6. It is being held I in co-operation with the Ele-' mentary sehool and the local RCJIP. The program is based on that of the B.C. Safety Coun- cil. It will feature posters, talks and demonstrations. The pro- gram will be under way in the next few weeks. The second program is one on bicycle safety. It will be held in the spring and will be held in co-operation with tho Elementary School and t h c The Baby Siller Training Pro-1 gram will be for youngsters in Grades 6 to 7 in the Element- j ary Sehool and for secondary j school students. II win include! basic first aid. general care for the baby and training for oner-; gcncies. RAHMAN ON NOTES DACCA (AP) Bangladesh currency nnles will bear the portrait of Prime Minister Mnji- bur Rahman on one side and a piclure of royal Rental ligor on Hie oilier. A. 11. llamidiillah, governor nf Bangladesh Hank, announced hnrc. 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