Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
TuMday, February LETHBRIDOE HERALD-13 Students to aid Cardston with clean-up campaign The Herald' District CARDSTON (Staff) About school pupils and students here will take part in a campaign May 6 to 10 to clean up and beautify the town. Coun. Alma Summerfeldt received council's blessing for the clean-up program at the regular meeting of town council Monday. "Could we use all the schools for a general town clean-up or would we have so many we wouldn't know what to do with he asked. Council decided a program could be planned that will make use of all available bodies. "I think the first thing we should do is clean up that road down to the garbage said Coun. Wanda Jensen. "I think this program is real good because it gives the kids a certain amount of pride in said Mayor Lloyd Gregson. Assistant municipal secretary DeLoy Leavitt suggested that "some high school kids could team up and pre-plan the clean-up and help older people who want old posts and barbed wire taken down." Meanwhile, council decided to advertise a local improvement program to get, in the words of municipal secretary Keith Bevans, "the will of the people." Citizens will pay at the rate of 30 cents a front foot and 20 cents per foot flankage for street oiling and sanding. They will pay at the rate of per front foot and 75 cents per foot flankage for a street oil chip coat program. It will be billed under the local improvement provisions of the Alberta Municipal Taxation Act. Monolithic sidewalk will be installed at a cost of per front foot and per foot of flankage. Four-foot sidewalk will cost per front foot. About 25 blocks of sidewalk will be installed; about 30 blocks of curb and gutter will be installed; and any street or avenue not surfaced with asphalt is subject to oiling and sanding or oil chip coating if council considers it beneficial Cardston briefs Town police 6on thin ice' CARDSTON (Staff) -Town council Monday night studied a letter from the Cardston police chief that compared police salaries in Cardston and Taber. The letter said Taber has a seven man force with a town population of and Pupils to buy bus passes CARDSTON (Staff) Elementary school children here will buy school bus passes from the Town of Cardston under a new agreement between the town and Cardston School Division. Town council Monday approved an agreement whereby the town will collect fees by selling passes. "Was there some question about fees charged this asked Coun. Wanda Jensen. "There was quite a push to have fees said municipal secretary Keith Bevans Town prepares sports event CARDSTON (Staff) -Wade Smith, hired by the department of culture and youth to direct recreation here, will be asked to get the ping pong tables ready for the mini Winter Games set for March 29 and 30 and April 5 and 6. Coun. Stan Johnson told town council Monday Cardston has been asked to send representatives to the Games committee at Lethbridge. Eight sports events will be held. Cardston has a three-man force with a population of "I would say the boys are treading on thin ice under the said Mayor Lloyd Gregson. It was turned back to the police committee for a recommendation at the next council meeting. Lethbridge optometrist Dr. W. L. Mitson will be charged a per annum licence fee by the Town of Cardston to do business in the town. Council decided Monday that although Dr. Mitson only does appointments one day a week here, the licence will not be waived as he had requested. It is a reasonable fee, councillors agreed. Town council will begin meeting Tuesday nights on the second Tuesday of April instead of Monday nights as in past. April 9 the court of revision will be held at 7 p.m. Electrical inspector J. L. Trebor informed town council by letter Monday that two electrical workers should work as a team near high voltage lines. Grant Lamb, a town employee, has been working alone in dangerous situations, the inspector said. Town supervisor Don Sudo advised council that now is a good time to start an apprentice with Mr. Lamb. "It amounts to about six months of the year when construction time is said Mr. Sudo. It was tabled for more study. Coun. Don Caldwell, reporting to town council Monday night, said "in three more years under our present spending we will have our town well lighted." Report your news to.... The Lethbridge Herald CormpMdMt in Ywr Am PICTURE BUTTE S P JOHNSON P1NCHER CREEK MRS EOLUNN RAYMOND DAVID TMOBNH1U MASINAS1N MRS FREOMUEU.EB SHAUGHNESSY MRS AUCE E WADE SPRING COULEE MRSRONHANSEM STAVELY MRS VIOLET CLANCY 732-4449 627-3257 752-3572 647-2463 327-9661 7584662 228-3920 Contact for your District Hows or ClMtJfiod Advertising to do so. Said Mayor Lloyd Gregson: "Any place where we have got a good foundation you should definitely do the chip." Coun. Alma Summerfeldt brought the plan before council. Cardston curlers will help build new town rink CARDSTON (Staff) Coun. Alma Summerfeldt had some advice regarding the construction of curling rink floors for town council Monday night. Cardston curlers will get the benefit of Coun. Summerfeldt's leg work some Industrial officers returned TABER Taber Industrial Development Committee, at its reorganizational meeting for 1974, re-elected H. George Meyer as chairman and Dr. N. Stuart Boyle as vice-chairman for their second successive one-year terms. The appointments were to have been made at the January meeting of the committee, but due to the absence of some members, was delayed until the February meeting. Roscoe F. Gibb continues and industrial coordinator for the town. Telltale signs of spring When Betty Meyers sighted a huge golden eagle between Tempest and Chin, she was reminded that the bird is the Plain Indians' symbol for God. It was also a sign of the coming spring. Lyle Nattrass of Manyberries spotted four and 20 blackbirds near the town's grain elevator. Kathryn Bossert of Wrentham said she saw two gophers on two separate days. It couldn't have been the same one twice, she said. The sightings were 10 miles apart. Mini-Games official named TABER (HNS) Brian Conrad of Taber has been appointed a coordinator of the 1974 Mini-Games, a prelude to the 1975 Canada Winter Games to take place in Southern Alberta. Mr. Conrad, working with Taber Assistant Recreation Director Chris Landreth, is already involved in organizing the Mini-Games playoffs for the Taber area, in preparation for the Southern Alberta Minis. Taber will be the setting for many of the major events in the 1975 Canada Winter Games. "This will b- a dry run in which we hope to determine what hitches there might be, and eliminate them to make a smoother run for the If75 Mr. Conrad said. 2 churches get together NEW DAYTON (HNS) The New Dayton Catholic Women's League will invite members of the United Church and their minister to coffee after church services at the hall March 10. The CWL convention will be held at LeUibridge Apnl 26. The next local meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Howard Kaopp March 13. time in the future. He said Claresholm is building a 4-sheet curling rink for With curlers donating part of the work it is going to cost The sheets are 60 by 150 feet with no partitions between them. The town is lending, the curling association for the facility. "They will put down five inches of cement with two layers of reinforced steel criss crossed and three -feet of gravel fill underneath to prevent heating." Coun. Summerfeldt said a Fort Macleod source said tile and gravel will not insure heaving from frost won't occur. "He says there is a chemical seal you can put on gravel to keep the water from coming up and frost from heaving. I don't know if we can put mat in now. Pipes imbedded in the cement they have got to be near the surface. We have got to have some kind of reinforcing so the sement will not curl and buckle." Coun. Don Caldwell said the cause of heaving at Cardston's present skating rink is from interrupting the ice plant. Hand labor for the project, to begin in the summer, would be done by the curling club, he said. "The construction people would oversee the laying of the steel mesh. Skipping from curling to tennis, Coun. Dr. Burns Larson said the tennis court has to be repaved and new steel posts installed. Said Coun. Summerfeldt: "You are Answered Coun. Larson: "I might be dreaming but I want it to come true." Assistant municipal secretary DeLoy Leavitt said two poles are needed but "a felloe came here and said this is one of the best tennis courts he has ever seen." "Where's he asked Coun. Larson. "In He said a specialist was needed to pave the court. "Talk to Raymond, see how they got it done." Said Mayor Lloyd Gregson: "Get all this information, put it in an envelope and send it to Siberia." "Along with the quipped Coun. Larson. Ratepayers get chance to view funds statement 'Pass queen Deborah Zeller was crowned Valentine Queen at a party and dance held at the Crowsnest Consoli- dated High School on the weekend. Also named in the event was first princess Sandy Shigehiro and sec- ond princess Sonya Jurouloff. Debbie Dirk was crown- ed junior princess by Chris Lindholm and runner up was Cathy Poulsen. Ron Smaniotto was named Pep- permint prince. Cattle auction brings for 114 head FOREMOST (Staff) "The big says Coun. William Kenneth Babe, "Is the fine He was referring to the financial statement. It will be presented to the annual meeting of the County of Forty Mile at 2 p.m. March 4 at the Legion Hall at Bow Island. And no doubt county ratepayers will have their magnifying glasses out to read the fine print. They will discover that the grand total revenue for 1973 was And the grand total expenditure was Reeve Dan Vanden Berg will report that 36 miles of road were built or rebuilt and 322 miles were gravelled or regravelled, slightly less than 1972, when the totals were 45 miles and 331 miles. The provincial government finished paving secondary Highway 879 between Foremost and Highway 3 this past year. "The county hopes to make a start on oiling roads in 1974. The.government will provide a special grant for this purpose. This grant will only cover a limited number of miles. However, we hope to be able to do more than this by curtailing some building and gravelling." Reeve Vanden Berg will note that "in 1973, we realized a surplus of on school operations and a surplus of on municipal operations for a total surplus of He will report that tax collections were good in 1973. "Collections of current taxes were 74 per cent of the current levy. Collection of arrears and current taxes amounted to 103 per cent of the current levy. This was slightly more than 1972, when comparative figures were 70 per cent and 101 per cent." There was an expenditure of for teachers' salaries. Expenditures are listed in the annual statement as follows: General government. protection to persons and property, public works, social welfare, education, requisitions other than county school committee, (separate school, school foundation program, recreation and community services, debt charges, provisions for reserves, contributions to general capital and loan fund, the Alberta Property Tax Reduction Act, special expenditures (Homes for the Aged Act, seed cleaning plant, BYU music chairman conducts Magrath band CRANBROOK (HNS) Cranbrook Sales Point year- opener in Community Auction Sales Ltd. sold 114 mixed cattle last week at its yard here. Total return was with steer calves 350 to 400 pounds at 55 to 58 cents, and 450 to 500 pounds 48 to 54.5 cents; heifer calves up to 400 pounds went at 42 to 44, and 400 to 500 pounds 40 to 42.5; yearling steers brought 45 to 47.5 and yarling heifers 33.5 to 35; fat butcher cows sold at 26 to 28.5 and baloney bulls 32.5 to 35 cents. Entries were from Creston, Columbia Valley, Wycliffe and Bull River Fort Steele. Prices on the average were about a dime lower than last fall. Most animals went to Southern Alberta. The Sales Point will conduct the annual Kootenay Beef Breeders registered bull sale Saturday with good entry of six breeds. It is also scheduling an extra sales event of mixed cattle Tuesday, March 12 with entry of 250 to 300 head expected. Price of hay at to a ton, if it can be found, is thinning size of beef herds with no prospect of grazing until mid-May, and possible restrictions on crown grazing even then. Park Lake group to meet MONARCH The annual meeting of the Park Lake Rural Electrification Association will be held at p.m. Wednesday in the Monarch School. The association is now working on a program to strengthen unsafe power poles. The Park Lake REA covers the area adjacent to Lethbridge reaching from Picture Butte on the east to Fort Macleod on the west and from Barons to the Oldman River. Fifteen farmers joined in 1973 and a few rural domestic services were also added. MAGRATH (HNS) Harold Goodman, chairman of the music department at the Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, conducted Magrath Concert Band in its winter concert at the elementary gymnasium. Director Boyd Hunter introduced the clinician who said: "It is a thrill to come back to the finest school band in Canada." There are not many bands I'd take a chance with on this he said and then led the band in the Finale from Symphony No. 4 by Tschaikowsky. The result was thrilling for a capacity audience. Grant Them Rest, by Fayre-Buechman showed superb- shading and expression. Bugler's Holiday featured a trumpet trio of Ted Haynes, Tom Alston, Scott Robinson and Mr. Hunter on trombone. Fedelio Overture was a pleasant interlude before the Colorburst March by Kenney. The percussion section was superb in Masque by MacBeth. Man of LaMancha proved a fitting conclusion for an honor performance by the band. Delores Felger announced raffle tickets for a free trip to Victoria when the band performs there May 20. A bake sale was held after to help finance summer parade tours for the Marching Band. District calendar A Women's World Day of Prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. March 1 in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church at Milk River, sponsored by the St. Paul's United Church Women's Auxiliary St. Michael's Catholic Women's League at Pincher Creek will hold its regular St. Patrick's tea and bake sale March 16.. the CWL regional meeting will be held in Blairmore 10. Trinidad native shows students slides of island ADVANCE IRON SPRINGS (HNS) The West Indies was the topic chosen by Rev. Albert Baldeo of Coaldale when he addressed the pupils and staff of the Huntsville School recently. Rev. Baldeo, a native of Trinidad, showed slides of the island which is located off the mainland of South America. Its main agricultural crop is sugar cane. Other crops include coffee, cocoa, coconuts, oranges and grapefruit It is also noted for its oil deposits. A million people live there, half of them having originally come from Africa. Many came from India to work in the sugar cane fields. It has a very high rate of unemployment, between 25 and 30 per cent. It has no social welfare program. A rugged island in a warm climate, it maintains a climate of re to 80 degrees. There are many dense rain forests and flowers, such as poinsettias, grow year round. Mr. Baldeo also told of the many religions in Trinidad and showed pictures of a baptismal service, and of the annual Carnival which is held each year on the two days preceding Ash Wednesday. 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