Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, February 26, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 Fete for former reeve planned for Saturday PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Former Pincher Creek Municipal District reeve Thomas V. Hammond, first elected to the Municipal District of Livingstone in March, 1938, at the age of 29, will be honored here Satur- day. He will be honored for a lifetime of public service at a community appreciation night "to begin with a barbecue supper at p.m. in the Pincher Creek Community Hall. About 600 people are ex- pected to attend. Mr. Hammond served the area continuously for 36 years of public life. He was elected reeve his second year in office and served as a councillor or reeve continuously until November, 1974. He was on the council of the Liyingstone MD from 1938 to 1944. When the municipalities of Kerr, Castle River, Livingstone, Peigan Reserve, Livingstone Irrigation District 4 and part of Bright were amalgamated to form the Crowsnest Municipal District, Mr. Hammond was elected to the first board and served as reeve from 1944 to 1947. The name Crowsnest was later changed to Pincher Creek MD. In the period 1938 to 1944, nearly all travel was by team and sleigh or saddle horse, which meant travelling 17 miles from the farm to Lundbreck for meetings. Councillors received five cents a mile. The per diem allowance was "In those says Mr. Hammond, "the main council business was applications for relief, grasshopper programs, uncollected taxes and feed and seed assistance. Most families on relief received per month for groceries and per month for coal." Mr. Hammond recalls that in 1941 each councillor was THOMAS V. HAMMOND Amended tax scheme commended FOREMOST (Staff) For- ty Mile County Administrator Roy Wallman says he is look- ing forward to an amended Alberta Property Tax Reduc- tion Act. because it "will greatly simplify the whole procedure." Bill 15 to amend the act has been presented to the legislative assembly. "It appears that for 1975 we won't need to levy the School Foundation Program levy and then farmers won't need to make applications, for a he told the county council here last week. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRGULATION-JOBPRINTING VERNON DECOUX, n.iid.nt Hep., 562-2149 allocated for public works and any expenditure over that amount in excess of had to be paid out of his own pocket. "Most road work was done by farmers working out their taxes. Three dollars per day was the going wage for man and team and' 50 cents of this was paid in cash. The other was applied on taxes or seed or feed assistance." By 1944, things were im- proving. The mill rate was raised to mills and the MD purchased its first motor grader for Mr. Hammond was always progressive in his thinking and ready to consider new ideas. As a result, the Pincher Creek MD was one of the first to have an agriculture service board program, the first MD to pass the interim develop- ment bylaw to incorporate some semblance of planning into rural development. This was before the Oldman River Regional Planning Commis- sion came into being. A resolution was passed in 1939 recommending that the provincial government take over the full cost of education in the province. This idea is just winning acceptance now. The first major road project undertaken by the new coun- cillor was the hiring of Sangren and Carlson to high grade the road from Pincher Station to the north.side of the Oldman River. In 1946 the people who used the joad each donated for a total of which, together with a govern- ment grant, made it possible to gravel the road. This was one of the first gravel projects in the MD. In July, 1967, during Canada's Centennial year, Mr. Hammond received the Centennial Medal. In November, 1967, he received the 25 year award from the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties. The following year he received the 30 year ser- vice award for service from 1938 to 1968. ALAN HYLAND Your Progressive Conservative Candidate In Cypress Asks you to help him make Cypress a better place to live. Join the Hyland team together, we can make things happen. Inserted by the Cypress Progressive Conservative Association ,MACLEODS feature value Windshield Washer SAVE .40 KODACULOR II FILM 143 C-126-20 Reg. 1.83 SAVE 4.00 5-BAND RADIO Pack Of 3 MAGICUBES SAVE .41 COLA TUMBLERS Reg. Four Hashes per cube. Box of 12. 7 oz. Reg. i.45 jgfliliiS COUPON VALUE 3 ACADIAN BRIEFS 327 3-60 minute blank lapes. KBBili COUPOM VALUE Miii BE SUBE TO CHECK YOUR FLIEH FOB MORE SPECIAL SIMPLY CUT OUT THESE COUPONS and BRING THEM TO MACLEODS FOR GREAT VALUES! South in short Taber school dates set TABER (HNS) Taber Catholic School District No. 54 has set its 1975-76 school year to commence next Sept. 2 and end on June 25, 1976 conforming with the pattern established by most school administrations in Southern Alberta. Taber School Division 6 recently announced that its schools will start a week earlier on Aug. 25 in order to maintain a 200 day school year. The separate schools' first semester will run from Sept. 2 to Jan. 1976 allowing a Christinas vacation period of 16 consecutive days as well as three statutory holidays. The second semester will run from Feb. 2 to June 25, 1976 allowing for a two day teachers' convention, a nine day Easter recess and one statutory holiday. School division buses are used, under agreement, for trans- portation of Catholic students to their respective schools in Taber. During the last week in August, however, public school students only will be. using the transportation system. Corn meeting set March 12 Growing and feeding corn in Southern Alberta will be dis- cussed at a special meeting in the 4-H Building at the Exhibition Grounds March 12 starting at a.m. Economics of production by Marvin Gaits, regional economist with the Alberta department of agriculture and economics of feeding with Blake Holtman of Lakeside Feeders in Brooks will kick off the meeting. Various farmers and corn specialist Fred Mehlhaff of Lethbridge will discuss the crop during a panel presentation prior to noon. In the afternoon sessions, Len Ring of Lethbridge and Colin Nilson, of Medicine Hat irrigation specialists with the ADA, will discuss equipment and.irrigation scheduling necessary for corn production. Mr. Mehlhaff will also discuss weed control in corn fields. To wind up the meeting, district agriculturists from the corn production regions of Southern Alberta will feature highlights from the meeting. Poster contest winners named CARDSTON (HNS) Results of a poster contest were an- nounced at a meeting of the Cardston Municipal Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. They sponsored the contest for the Heart Fund drive. The four senior classes of the Lee Creek Elementary School participated in the contest. Winners were: Grade 3, Peter Vandeheide, Heather Johnson and Darcy Quintal. Grade 4, Gerald Bevans, Terry Healy and Stephanie Williams. Grade 5, Georgina Prete, Tonia Heavy Runner and Marianne Burfoot. Grade 6, Kareldean Russell, Barbara Burfoot and Rita Kae Nelson. Ciaresholm campaign under way CLARESHOLM (HNS) A local committee is conducting a house to house campaign here this week' to raise funds for the Alberta Heart Foundation. Ciaresholm Preventive Social Services director Lee Anderson says this year the Alberta Heart Foundation is sup- porting the research efforts of 29 Albertan medical'scientists for a total of Coleman could gain arena COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) A new arena could be built here if a provincial government grant becomes available, Coun. Jerry Rejman told council last week. The planned recreation capital assistance program of per capita for 10 years would provide for Coleman, said Coun. Rejman. Ratepayer's meeting tonight STIRLING (HNS) The Stirling school board will hold its j annual ratepayers' meeting at tonight at the Stirling School. Rummage sale Friday, Saturday BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The United Church Circle of Service will hold its annual rummage sale from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the basement of the church here. People who want to donate rummage may telephone Margaret Hereford. Former city man is water boss Routing contracts hold roads FOREMOST (Staff) County Administrator Roy Wallman Friday told county councillors "half'a dozen road plans are in the surveyor's of- fice" waiting for right of way agreements with landowners. Mr. Wallman said surveyors have completed the plan for a five mile section of road but cannot register the plan un- less everyone agrees to give the right of way. Councillors received regulations .and forms re- quired to be used under the Alberta Expropriation Act. It was felt the councillors should be familiar with the regulations when they are preparing a road program. When landowners won't agree on the right of way, council must proceed with ex- propriation proceedings. Coun. Russell Scratch said the landowners should be con- tacted again. "Then take the proper steps if there is no other he said. Burdett youth wins bursary FOREMOST Robert Keith Dykstra, 18, of Burdett has won a County of Forty Mile agricultural committee bursary to further his studies in agriculture mechanics at the Olds Agricultural College. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dykstra of Burdett and is now enrolled in his first year at the college. Former Lethbridge resident George Brown has been nam- ed chief of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Ad- ministration's water develop- ment service centred in Regina. A graduate of the Universi- ty of Alberta_who attended primary and secondary schools at Lethbridge, Mr. Brown has served as resident engineer for the PFRA on the St. Mary River Irrigation pro- ject and surveys engineer for the South Saskatchewan River Project. He also worked as resident engineer on the Qu'Appelle Dam east of Regina, an integral part of the South Saskatchewan River Project. In the late 1960s, Mr. Brown was responsible for develop- ing irrigation projects associated with the South Saskatchewan River Project as well as irrigation and drainage projects throughout Saskatchewan. He was chief of water plann- ing and management for the federal department of the en- vironment until 1974, when he rejoined PFRA as .contract engineer. Pincher town employees accept mediator's plan PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The Town of Pincher Creek and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Mon- day accepted a mediator's recommen- dation for a one year contract that gives 11 'employees wage increases in two stages. Eight public works and three recreation department employees will receive an average of 20.25 per cent increase retroactive to Jan. 1 and another 7.41 average percentage increase July 1. Town Secretary Treasurer Terry Lyon emphasized that all workers won't receive these exact percentage increases they are average figures. Prior to mediation, the town offered a 20 per cent increase in salaries. Fair trade proposed SPARWOOD (HNS) Fair is impor- tant to developing nations of the Third World, according to Father Reginald McQuaid, Toronto, who spoke to a workshop here recently. Aid is needed by the starv- ing millions of the world but the long term solution to massive poverty and over- population is to allow .the Third World to sell its produce on a fair world market, he said. Using the world sugar market as an example, Father McQuaid said that the change from a controlled market to an uncontrolled market benefitted the sugar produc- ing nations of the Third World only temporarily. Canada changed its policy in 1972 under influences of the nation's sugar refining in- dustry and led a move for no fixed price. The sugar producers are now enjoying temporary profits, but expect a glutted market to force them to sell sugar for less than production costs next year, Father McQuaid said. It SOCIAL CREDIT' NOMINATING CONVENTION Lethbridge East will be held Monday, March at p.m. Park Plaza Motor Hotel 1009 Mayor Magrath Drive Guest Speaker: WERNER SCHMIDT Everbody Welcome Refreshments will be Served! Inserted by the East Lethbridge Social Credit Constituency Association Campaign 10 Ave. 'A' South IN-STORE DEMONSTRATION COALDALE Phone 345-4441 Z-BRICK Saturday, RUMPUS ROOM ESTIMATES March 1st 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. MISMATCHED MAHOGANY PANELS 4x8'. Each TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE SPECIALS ROTARY MAHOGANY SLAB DOORS From RIBBON W4HOOANY SLAB DOORS From LIGHT MAHOGANY PANELS 4x8'. Each EMBOSSED DARK CHESTNUT PANELS 4x8'. Each PLYWOOD A MASONITE PANELS Selection of 12 wood grain patterns. 4x8' Each..... ASPENITE Sheet ASPENITE Sheet 3M 3" 475 596 335 395 728 ROTARY MAHOGANY BIFOLD DOORS From.................... RIBBON MAHOOGANY BIFOLD DOORS From MAHOGANY DOOR JAMBS 1x5. Set.................... SPRUCE SHEATHING Sheet.............. SPRUCE SHEATHING Sheet................ 12" 13" 15" 595 395 450 CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Phone 329-0037 GEORGE BROWN THE TABER RALLY Come and meet PETER LOUGHEED on PETER LOUGHEED Premier of Alberta Thursday, Feb. 27th p.m. in the Taber Commmunity Cmtrt Auditorium BOB BOGLE Candidate Taber-Warner Progressive Conservative candidates from Cypress, Little Bow, Lethbridge East, Lethbridge West, Cardston, Medicine Hat and Fort Macleod will be present. THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AND HEAR OUR PREMIER IN TABER! invite you to attend! BOB BOGLE Progressive Conservative Candidate Taber-Warner Taber Rally Co-ordinator JIM OSHIRO The Taber Polka Band and Spirit of 75 will be in attendance! HELEN WENTZ by Tibir-Wiriwr AitocUlion Campaign Chairman JOE ORBAN, JR.