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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, February One-mill levy suggested to help pay for Milk River complex WARNER (Staff) The Warner County southern regional recreation committee Tuesday suggested the county levy a one-mill tax on the southern portion of the county, mainly to help pay for the multi-purpose agriculture-recreation complex at Milk River. The county council tabled the request for taxation assistance for one month to enable the southern regional board to set out the exact region affected in case the matter has to go to a plebiscite. Coun. Larry Atkins of Warner brought the matter to council's attention and said he was sure the recreation committee's proposal was to levy the tax on the entire southern region of the county. Centres in this recreation regipn' include Coutts, Masinasin, Milk River and Warner. The board said it wants the increase in recreation money due to "inflationary pressure" but the county council learned the Milk River complex is strapped for funds to pay for its recently-completed swimming pool and the multi-purpose agricultural- recreation civic centre building. The civic centre will be made by transforming the old Milk River indoor skating rink into a huge meeting hall at a cost of about "They want to get the grant and they need the money to match said one councillor. "They are short about to get the grant." This is apparently in reference to the new Provincial Operation Co-operation grant system whereby local municipalities match Edmonton's offerings. Coun. Elda Mueller of Wrentham said the provincial government has changed its grant system from a lump sum for five years to a series of grants applied-for. yearly. At the same time, Warner owes Milk River a neighbor's debt. "They were expecting a grant out of Warner and now they will only get she said. Warner was aided bv MUk River several years ago when grant money was traded to get the Warner Curling Rink operating. The county council agreed the recreation committee must get a designated area for the increased one- mill levy and then the county could advertise it. If ratepayers object, a plebiscite would be held. Hitting the new provincial grant system, Coun. Mueller said, "With prices the way they are now, if you have to wait five years you are in trouble." She said the Warner curling rink got the first five-year grant and Milk River was to get the second five-year grant but now it's all off and they have to apply every year. Reeve John Otto said, "Sometimes these grants work backwards to the way they are supposed to." Coun. Don Christensen of Stirling said, "Everybody thinks because the grant is there they will go out of their way to qualify for it." Milk River formed the Milk River and District Agriculture Society-! !to qualify for its original multi-purpose grant of The nearby swimming and wadihg pools were built last summer at a coat of It will be opened May 24, 1974. Local citizens are contributing to the project. Lowell Osing is president of the MUk River and District Agricultural Society. Shop class importance secondary Most students do not attach as much importance to industrial arts as they do to other subjects even though most teachers consider it to be a valuable part of a high school students education That is one of several findings included in a 10-page report that evaluates the industrial arts offerings at Catholic Central High School. The report will be presented to separate school trustees Wednesday. The trustees requested the report a year ago during budget discussions The report suggests the department of education confirms student attitudes toward industrial arts by not making it one of major subjects in the curriculum. Parents, the report says, "make about the same judg- ments" because only a few of them make an effort to see industrial arts teachers during parent-teacher interviews. The report found that students enjoy industrial arts but tend to believe that making something in the course is an "end in itself." Students should see their project as a learning experience with their reward being the skills they obtained while working on the project, the report recommends The repair and maintenance of equipment takes up too much of the teacher's time and in doing so distracts from instructional activities, trustees will be informed. To eliminate this problem, the report recommends hiring a laboratory assistant to perform the non-teaching tasks. The aim of the industrial arts program is to assist students to adapt to a society that is increasingly affected by technology. Industrial arts costs the separate school system just over a year SOLARAY AUTOMATIC Vaporizer Nra lock on head AitoMtte skit-fR MHriM MMiciit writ 1 apicily for ill tint Reg. 6.98 SPECIAL 499 Call HMsmras 326-5767 DOWNTOWN Applicants must stand by Training in Germany Canadian Forces photo Corporal Brad Nicholas, 21, 1326 5th Ave. A. N., sits behind the wheel of the ambulance he is driving for a Canadian Medical Support Unit at Grafenwohr training area in West Germany. Cpl. Nicholas, left Lethbridge Jan. 5, and will be re- turning at the end of this month. He is one of 60 militiamen from across Canada taking part in Militia Fly-Over Training with the Canadian Forces Europe. He is a member of the Lethbridge 20th Field Battery, RCA, and is employed with Can- adian Western Natural Gas Co. Warner county briefs Council plans conference trips WARNER (Staff) Bert Nilsson, assistant secretary treasurer of Warner County and Coun. Jim Blackmer of Coutts will attend the Alberta Disaster Services Act conference at the MacDonald Hotel, Edmonton, March 6 to March 8. Warner County council Tuesday decided it prefers to have speakers instead of panel discussions at its Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties conventions. Coun Don Christensen of Stirling said, "I think it's a FUEL SAVING1 humidity hi Have a POWER HUMIDIFIER CHARLTON ft HILL LTD. PIMM 326-3311 good idea to have the (Socred house) leader of the opposition (Robert He talks a good deal better than he did when he was in there." This caused Coun. Jim Blackmer of Coutts to quip, "He is learning to be a good listener now." Warner county councillors Larry Atkins of Warner, Elda Mueller of Wrentham, Don Chiistensen of Stirling, Murray Holt of Raymond, Jim Blackmer of Coutts; Reeve John Otto and secretary treasurer Ken Duncan will attend the spring convention of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties April 3 and 4 at the MacDonald Hotel, Edmonton. The convention business will highlight the new Alberta planning act and the education transportation study (school ART DIETRICH DENTURECLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4095 Hotel room rates have been increased to for single rooms and for double rooms and the hotel manager has apologized. Warner county Coun Don Christensen has submitted, on his own initiative, a map of Warner County for the special advisory committee on Hutterite land acquisition. This information will be submitted to the Alberta Highway plan not acceptable WARNER (Staff) Warner County councillor Elda Mueller of Wrentham Is not happy with the department of highways plan to widen Highway 61 near the junction of Highway 36 to 32 feet. "We have spent over on oiling for that Coun. Mueller said Tuesday at the regular county council meeting. It is the Wrentham access that is being widened. New Arrivals for '74 v your favorite JOYCE SHOES fCOSVO" now Camrn's fti or WMte CrmWe Patent and Tan Glove AAA. AA and 8 widths "FANTAJ A new arrival 81 Camm's by Air Step with thai famous bum-tn Cornier! ffi SlaeV inrnbled Kidalene a'so 3 ether new styles by Air S1ep In Bone Kid and Biscuit Crinkle Choose from a grew selection ol new Handbags 1o tnatcih all towty new spring Shoes Colors ol Wed. Beige. Bone etc Opm Tburfdej CAMM'S ?i Streets, HOE SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE 2nd A te- S. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 TERMS CASH SALE STARTS 030 P.M. 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The map shows the location of land holdings of seven resident Hutterite colonies in the Warner county and parts of three other Hutterian groups' holdings. Coun. Christensen says one-half of a county subdivision is owned by Hutterites. Warner County council Tuesday appointed Don McCoy, agricultural field man, as weed inspector and pest control officer. Reeve John Otto noted that Jim Robertson of the Emergency Measures Organization, now the Disaster Services Act, will go to Ottawa for a three day conference beginning March 25. Coun. Ed Pittman, who attended an earlier conference, said. "I thought it was a really worthwhile thing. When everything is going right, it's pretty hard to promote interest in it. but U sure helped when we bad that big snowstorm in 1967." Councillors' insurance premiums have been boosted by the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties insr ranee sgs-t fivHi y 4 and is "not better" says Reeve John Otto. Coun. Marvin M. Dan! of Raymond will sit on the district board, northern region, as the Warner ccanly appointee. Reeve John Otto is seeking someone to sit on the recreation board. Warner reconsiders utility officer job WARNER (Staff) Warner County may not hire a utilities officer after all, county councillors decided Tuesday. The province is offering a grant to counties and municipal districts who hire utilities officers. The county already has a list of applicants for the job. But they will be told to stand by until the county decides what to do. Reason for the sudden reversal? Four men appeared before the county council Tuesday as a delegation protesting the hiring of a utilities officer. Wild oats approved WARNER (Staff) Warner district agriculturist Delton Jensen's wild oats program was approved Tuesday by the Warner County council. Mr. Jensen and Coun. Don Christensen of Stirling drafted the program which authorizes: Two meetings to be held in the county, at Raymond and Milk River, and from four to six sprayer calibration meetings will be held. A voucher will be given to every farmer attending a meeting. Four hundred farmers are expected to get them. There will be an incentive program to upgrade equipment with farmers paying and the government matching this amount. When they buy the weed control chemicals they present the bill back to the county, providing they have a signed voucher, for assistance. One councillor claimed the province first advertised it as a million program and now it has been watered down to a program. Said Reeve John Otto: "I hope with the money they are spending on it, there is some real benefit." Coun. Christensen said he hoped so too. "One sample from a drill box at Cardston had 720 wild oat seeds in one pound of he said. Agricultural experts say 15 per cent of western cereal crops are lost to weeds. Fred Davis to speak for chamber Fred Davis, the Toronto television personality, will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce April 17. Mr Davis is wel'-known as Sie !rei of to FrOTl Page Challenge television program. They are Ernie Reid and Bill Thomas, both of Warner, Roy Nelson of Wrentham and Ken Welsh of Milk River. They are involved in two natural gas co-ops, Chinook and Triple W, that overlap Lethbridge County, the County of Forty-Mile and the Warner County. And they say a utilities officer wouldn't have anything to do in the way of responsible work. The Chinook co-op is a new one, busy signing up customers for a line that will also serve County of Forty Mile customers. That county is also doubtful about the merits of having a utilities officer and wants to know from the provincial government if the grant money can go to several co-ops in its vast territory. Milk River and Raymond are served by Canadian Western Natural Gas Company Ltd. but Warner residents are signing up for the co-op service. Chinook co-op official Ken Welsh said, "I think this Alberta gas policy snowballed on us and we are all jumping into a lot of decisions and we don't know what we are doing." Pincher Creek and Willow Creek MDs hired a utilities officer, the Taber MD and the County of Lethbridge are advertising for them, but the County of Forty Mile turned it down tentatively although it wants the grant money if it is available on another basis. Warner county Reeve John Otto told the delegation that the county will support its position and will also contact neighboring municipalities once more and see if they "feel the same Said Triple W co-op official Roy Nelson: "In our opinion a utilities officer would not be a useful employee. His responsibilities lie with the engineers on the projects." He suggested the grant of would better be used to pay the salaries of servicemen employed by the gas co-ops. "If it could be said Mr. Nelson, "They could help us hire one man for each co- op." He said the Federated Gas Co-ops annual meeting at Edmonton opposed the concept of hiring utilities officers. The money was needed by the co-ops to hire co-op managers, he said. "We can't see where a utilities man in the county would really do much good because you have your various men to take care of said Mr. Nelson. Reeve Otto suggested they would really take the place of SMILEY'S PLUMBING HCMODCLUNQ FOX DENTURE CUMC Est 1922 PHONE E. S. f. FOX. C.9.M. MEDICAL OCKT41 SLOG. LETHBRINE REFRIGERATION LTD. WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 SWh Phone SM-4333 INSTALLATION ELECTRONIC AM CLEANERS 17W 2nd Ire. S. KKiT? provincial inspectors. "It seems to us it would be better for them to increase their staff of provincial inspectors rather than do said Reeve Otto. He said the provincial government might not approve of the co-ops' plan because it appears the utilities officers would alleviate the shortage of provincial gas inspectors. Recreation program said unfair WARNER (Staff) Warner County Coun. Elda Mueller said Tuesday the provincial government's Operation Co-operation capital grants system is unfair to rural Albertans. "They don't even think about the rural people when they think of these she told her fellow councillors. Stirling, with 500 people, will get she said. But the north region of the with more than people, will get only because it will have to split its with the southern half of the county. "It seems to be the thinking on this that everything goes to the big she said. But she said provincial recreation consultant Max Gibb of Lethbridge had been very helpful. Rural residents can apply for a grant of 65 cents -per capita when they start working on special projects, said Coun Mueller. CUFF BUCK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEOKM.DBITM.IIN. 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