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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, February 22, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 1. Textbook rents raised for county students FOREMOST (HNS) The textbooks used by a Grade 2 pupil in the County of Forty- Mile are worth Allowing for the fact that some books last for several years, and others such as workbooks must be replaced annually, the cost of each Grade 2 pupil's books is approximately a year. These figures, prepared by County of Forty-Mile purchasing manager Gordon Nicoll, were presented to a recent meeting of the county school committee to indicate that an increase in textbook rentals was necessary. The rental of books is an item in the budget where income should approximately equal expenditure. Mr. Nicoll says revenue this year of is more than less than the average expenditure for the years 1971-74 of Because of this, the school committee took the decision to raise the rental rates for textbooks by in division one, and in all other divisions, effective Sept. 1. Pupils in grades 1 to 3 will pay this fall, those in grades 4 to 6 will pay in grades 7 to 9, and in grades 10 to 12, for the basic kit. It is anticipated that the increase will bring the total revenue up to more in line with current expenditure. Study program 17 students plan trip to France FOREMOST (HNS) The County of Forty-Mile school committee has approved a French travel study program to be conducted by Foremost school students and staff at Easter. The program will take 17 students and their adult escorts, led by Dale Tousignant and Dorothy Dyck, to France. In other business: Changes in the formula to calculate field trip mileage resulted in an overall increase of 50 per cent in the mileage allowed. Each school's allowance is Teacherage rents won't be raised FOREMOST (HNS) The County of Forty-Mile school committee approved a residence lawns policy at its recent meeting and also announced there will be no increase in teacherage rentals for the 1974-75 school year. The education portion of the property tax has been deleted and committee members decided it will not be necessary to increase rates. The new lawns policy acknowledges that the appearance of the residence is a matter for co-operation between landlord and tenant. Because of a plentiful supply of water for growing and maintaining a lawn in the communities of Foremost, Bow Island and Burdett, the policy instructs tenants to maintain their lawns. In other centres, individual cases will be determined according to the adequacy of the water supply and the willingness of the occupant to start or maintain a lawn. Where a lawn already exists, it is the responsibility of the occupant to water, cut and fertilize it when necessary. Where a lawn does not exist, the county, through the maintenance supervisor, will make arrangements for top soil, some levelling if feasible, and lawn seed. It will be the occupant's responsibility to do the remaining work. Back yard gardens and lawns are optional, depending again on the supply of water. Arrangements for the supply of material will be made with the Maintenance Supervisor. calculated on the formula which takes into consideration enrolment, grades taught, and the number of miles from major centres. Approval was given to a accompany them, policy regarding damage to property occurring during extra-curricular activities where it appears that members of the student body are involved. The policy lays down guidelines to be followed in cases when students are caught committing damage, and in the case where the responsible party cannot be determined. A new professional development policy was given final approval. It acknowledges that in these days of rapidly changing curricular developments in teaching and education, the teachers and the school committee recognize a responsibility and a need to keep abreast of developments for the betterment of the school system. The policy outlines the type of activity for which professional leave can be granted, the financial support that will be given, and requires teachers to submit a written survey of each workshop or seminar attended, to be distributed to all interested teachers. The final policy approved payment for the attendance of county students at provincial athletic play-offs, and subsistence for coaches and adult supervisors who School budget approved FOREMOST (HNS) The County of Forty- Mile school committee has approved a budget of The figure is an increase of from the 1973 total of A committee spokesman says the school committee can function adequately within the nine per cent increase in the foundation program funds and the per cent increase in the supplementary requi- sitions. According to the financial statement for the year ending Dec. 31, 1973, published recently, the 'school committee enjoyed a surplus of on the year's operations. Weekes funeral Saturday COWLEY (HNS) Funeral service for C.A. (Rocky) Weekes of Cowley, who died Wednesday at St. Vincent's Hospital 'at Pincher Creek, will be held in the Cowley United Church at 2 p.m. Saturday. Lunch will be served following the service at the Cowley Community Hall. Mr. Weekes was 66. He wrote a Boy Scout column for the Lethbridge Herald and was a district correspondent at Cowley for many years. He also taught in Hutterite colonies in the area and was a veteran of the Second World War. Migrants9 centre School year planned More district page 20 advanced FOREMOST (HNS) Approval has been given by the County of Forty-Mile school committee to adopt a modified school year for 1974- 75 to accommodate the 1975 Canada Winter Games to be held in the region and Lethbridge in February, 1975. Teachers in county schools will return to classrooms Aug. one week earlier than usual, with students beginning school Aug. 27. This will enable schools to close for one of the two weeks of the games. Weightlifting events will be staged at Bow Island. Superintendent of schools Cliff Elle says this modification will be for one year only. The school year will return to normal in 1975- 76. The revised timetable will mean that other holidays during the year will remain unchanged. The Christmas vacation will be from Dec. 21 to Jan. 5 and Easter from March 28 to April 6. The year will finish on June 26 for students, and June 27 for teachers, allowing for a school year of 193 leaching days. COALDALE (HNS) If the provincial department of social development approves, the proposed Coaldale Drop-In Centre for Migrant Labor will be in operation here this year, says John Boon, director of the Barons-Eureka social services and preventive social services programs. Total cost of the program for the 1974 sugar beet harvest period is expected to be about The provincial government would pay 80 per cent of the costs with 20 per cent being borne by the Town of Coaldale. Town council recently allotted as its share for the proposed program. The Herald- District Red Cross drive under way COALDALE (HNS) The annual Canadian Red Cross drive for funds will again be conducted by the Coaldale Rotary Club in town and district. Letters containing information and return envelopes have been mailed to all residents. The Rotary committee in charge of this drive is comprised of Henry Kroeker, chairman; Marguerite Knapp, secretary treasurer; and Alton Knapp. Last year's quota of was exceeded. Sport group names officers DEL BONITA (HNS) The Del Bonita Athletic Association has elected Russel Rasmussen president. Other officers: Albert Gruninger, vice-president; and Linda Hoyt, secretary treasurer. Norma Arnold is booth helper; Roger Hough ton, men's horseshoes; Irish Henry, women's horseshoes, Alfred Jones, boys' horseshoes; Avilda Jones, girls' horseshoes; Corey Graveland, men's Softball; Del Jones, women's softball, Wendell Carter, junior men's softball; Dorothy Barnett, girls' softball; Randy Newton, little league, Marilyn Harrison and Margaret Robinson, pee wee boys' ball; Michelene Stacker, pee wee girls' ball; Fred Stacker, volleyball; Janet Henry, women's badminton, Wayne Mehew, men's basketball, and Ray Powlesland, track and field. Heart fund poster winners CARDSTON (HNS) The Cardston Municipal Hospital Ladies Auxiliary sponsored a heart fund poster contest for Grades 3, 4 and 5., Winners were. Grade 3, Gerald Bevans, Kim Van Orman and Kristina Benn. Grade 4, Tracy Kennard, Karen Little and Vicky Lynn Hegedus. Grade 5, Tammy Weasel Moccasin, Julie Jensen and Barbara Barfoot. The posters are now displayed around the town and district to advertise the heart fund blitz Feb. 21. It is requested that citizens keep their porch lights on that night. Members were asked to bring their old magazines from home for the patients. The auxiliary decided to purchase 12 pairs of pyjamas for the children's ward. The next meeting will be held March 20. Customs officer transferred Golf club president re-elected PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) Robert Rainbow was re- elected president of the Picture Butte Golf and Winter Club recently. Other officers: James Murray, vice-president; and Bill Rae, secretary treasurer. Directors are Menno Housenga, Ernie Porkka, Tom Fukami and Darrell Orcutt. Since acquiring the property the club has landscaped, planted trees, and last year installed grass greens. A 32 by 60 foot building has been purchased for use as a clubhouse and will be moved to the property soon. The fee schedule has been revised. Rates for 1974 will be for a single shareholder; 180 for a family membership; for women; and for juniors. Non shareholders, ex- cepting juniors, will pay an additional Green fees will be on week days and on weekends and holidays. Shares are still available at per block. Members are looking forward to a busy and successful year of golfing with the added facilities. League games are scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cock on a rock Sometimes its hard to interpret modern sculp- ture. But it's easy to recognize this bantam rooster in front of the Brooks Composite Highschool. Brooks, 86 miles northeast of Lethbridge, is the potato capital of Canada and a popular pheasant hunting area. COUTTS (HNS) Doug Myskow, a customs officer at the Coutts Port of Entry since June, 1965, has accepted a transfer and will be leaving to take up duties at Pleasant Camp, B.C., Port of Entry on the B.C.-Alaska boundary. A farewell party was held at the McPhillips home for Mr. and Mrs Myskow. Mr. Myskow was also a member of the Coutts volunteer firefighting brigade. Mrs. Myskow was the presiding worthy matron ot Iris Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, at Milk River. BRING YOUR HOOVER VACUUM CLEANER IN FOR 10-POINT TUNE-UP BY FACTORY REPRESENTATIVE Agitator Greased e Oil Wheels Replace Belt Check Motor Bearings Check Motor Brushes e Check Wiring Replace Paper Bag Replace Lamp Check Suction Check Agitator Brushes REG. VALUE No Service Charge (Charged for parts only) Restaurant owners seek project zoning change ALL BREEDS EXOTIC CATTLE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th p.m. KILLAM AUCTION MARKET KILLAM ALBERTA Featuring Blood BraadSimmantalHaifars Blood Anfou Haifara Blood Bred Anjou HaHara 15-Vj Blood CManina Plus ottMr mpocMd by Salt Phofia or wiila for further datafla. AUCDONEeM: OTTO and DENNIS STREBERG Lie. 010098 and 010097 Phona (403) Write Box 1808, CAMROSE, Alberta CRANBROOK (HNS) Owner-operators of the Stop and Go Inn in the 200 block north, Cranbrook St., Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wong, are proposing a zoning amendment for a planned project Their restaurant on former arterial highway occupies an eight-lot frontage with 25-foot sidewalk setback and off- street parking spaces. Amendment would allow the restaurant relocation to sidewalk for a 275-seat, square-foot restaurant with IS off-street parking spaces. Floor area would leave outdoor ground space adequate for relocation of Greyhound bus terminal facilities from the present Baker St S. lane west of 8th Ave., they report. Preliminary discussions with Greyhound Ltd. are under way. Downtown core area of Cranbrook between Cranbrook St. as former arterial and Van Home SL, present arterial, has lost out heavily commercially with new local business area development on and off Baker St from Cranbrook St east to Hth Ave. mall location. VACUUM CLEANER BAGS for all Vacuum cleaners District calendar Claresholm Guides and Brownies second annual Thinking Day tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Roman Catholic Church Hal] the St. Frances de Sales Parish Council invited members and guests to the Longview Players' presentation of River Boat RambJings at 8 p.m. Saturday in the High River Highwood Memorial Centre .St.' H buls. n it nrttps ilctems Eitia dispouble Vinyl outci Kcfcei newt a dwlv odor FOR ONE LOW PRICE To pttd inoloi SOX mnt UKtion Roth on nifanh Cw thmtnmtn Imptcl jfcwbitij Not Exactly as 5-YEAR GUARANTEED VACUUM HOSE AH Carpi Indoor-Outdoor Thru Saturday, Feb. 23rd, Tuesday, Feb. 26th listen to CJOC for further details LTD 1244-3rd Ave, South Phone 327-6070 ;