Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD February 28, 1974 YWCA organizers recall formation plans of 25 years ago It's been 25 years since a handful of women gathered in their living rooms to plan the formation of a local Young Women's Christian Association. Several of these same women Wednesday night observed the local organization's 25th anniversary, recalling with pride the history of the association. They said at the 24th annual local YWCA meeting that they set out in the beginning to provide a nice residence for out-of-town girls, a place where the girls would feel welcome Joan Ferguson, Marg Wilton and Betty Edmunson said soon the idea mushroomed into a YW with the complete backing of the community "I can still remember the times we met in the residence office and there were so few chairs that most of the board members sat on said Mrs. Ferguson. The women at first planned to rent a house in town which would serve as a residence. But with the help of real estate advisors, they instead purchased two adjoining houses. These two homes still serve as the YW residence and offices, although renovations have since updated them, said Mrs. Edmundson. Organization of the YW took place very quickly with the Calgary Y often serving as a model, said Mrs. Wilton, now a resident of Vancouver Programming was not at first included in the plans, as most young women took part in YM activities. But as the need grew within the residence, so did the programs. Prime mover in the organization was Ann Peters, who also served as first president, said Mrs. Ferguson. "Now the list of things we're involved in is terrific It's absolutely amazing the activities offered for women in the she said. During the business meeting it was noted that the association had a surplus of It is the second year in a row the group has shown a surplus. The New-To-You Shop was of major help in achieving the surplus with a revnue of more than and expenses slightly over The shop is run entirely by volunteer help and depends on the generosity of community donations in providing used clothing at minimal charge. Myrtle Christie, who was re-elected president for another term highlighted the year's activities. She said the expanded recreational programs in co-operation with the city of Lethbridge, received the best response during the year, but have brought on the need for more facilities if the programs are to be expanded further. The goals and priorities of the YW were under scrutiny as well, with the implementation of the task force study conducted on the use of the YW buildings during 1973. Mrs. Christie said the development of the inner person as well as fitness was to continue to be stressed in the coming year. Mrs. Wallace Allen was elected vice- president, Linda Francis, treasurer; and Nat Kozub, secretary. Elected to serve on the board of directors for three-year terms were Carol Blom, Gladys Shorthand, Sharon Gibb, Mary Barton, Linda Francis, Mies Wagenaar, Carla Neuboldt, Gloria Hyde and Barbara Jensen. Named to the nominating committee for one year were Carla Neuboldt, Sharon Gibb and Jean Findlay. Guest speaker at the meeting was Bette Lockwood of Calgary, Alberta representative to the national board. 6 area co-ops set for gas installation By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer NEW DAYTON Six farmer-owned natural gas co- operatives in Southern Alberta will be part of a province-wide program aimed at giving farms natural gas in 1974. Tom Christie, part owner of Palmer Engineering Ltd. of Edmonton, told 75 farmers at the annual meeting of the Triple W Natural Gas Co- operative here Wednesday his firm will build parts of all six co-operatives eligible in this area. With a possibility that an extra one million pounds of resin will become available and with the use of aluminum pipe, Mr. Christie predicts the 1973 total of farms serviced with natural gas will U Way director quits The executive director of the Lethbridge United Way resigned Wednesday, the organization's president said today Joe Csaki told The Herald the resignation of Al Purvis was accepted by the United Way board of directors at the special meeting. Mr. Csaki said the resignation was accepted "with regret." Mr Purvis gave no reason for his resignation, Mr. Csaki said. The Lethbridge United Way ended its 1973 fund campaign some short of its objective of Mr Purvis said today he had recommended changes to the board in December and these changes didn't appear to be forthcoming, so he told the board he wasn't prepared to stay for another year Brocket to have gas this summer Homes in Brocket and its immediate vicinity will be serviced with natural gas by the end of the summer, the secretary of the Peigan band's natural gas co-op said Wednesday Natural gas services on the reserve east of Pincher Creek Special! "Country Inn" Cast Iron COOKWARE A practical and glamorous addition to any kitchen 3 qt saucepan and 1 Vz qt Dutchoven with covers. 10" skillet with wooden handle Procelain finished heavy cast iron for faster more even cooking. Reg. 35.88 Special 00 7 7 Call 327-5767 DOWNTOWN will be installed over a two- year period beginning this spring. Supply and distribution will be handled by Canadian Western Natural Gas under a contract to be signed before March 15. Buffalo Gas Co-op would be given an 87 per cent interest in the Peigan gas system under the proposed agreement The co-op will borrow the approximately re- quired to bring gas to the reserve FURNACES (IN STOCK) SHEET METAL WORK POWER HUMMFIERS MR CONDmOMNG by MCM Refrigeration 2214 43nJS.S. 1327-5816 DINE DANCE Friday Saturday This Week Featuring- "The 4 K's" Westwinds Dining Room to p.m. NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 tor Reservations Sunday FAMILY DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FAMILY DINING 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MENU) l-j -rut OLD OF WESTEP'J lestaulant be doubled in 1974. He said the use of aluminum pipe will be extensive in the Triple W co-operative. This co-operative was formed in 1971 and initially took in the areas surrounding Wrentham, Warner and Wilson Siding. The original natural gas users included 62 farms and four Hutterite colonies. The franchised boundaries of the co-operative to come under natural gas service this year has been greatly expanded bringing the potential number of gas users to 450, including an additional six Hutterite colonies. In order to oversee expansion of the natural gas lines in the co-operative, another 12 provisional board members were given policy setting powers The new board members, elected for a one-year term, will join eight members from the existing board. The chairman will vote only to settle tie votes Triple W Natural Gas Co- operative has the distinction of owning, "lock, stock and the gas wells, transmission system and equipment needed to supply its members, says Ted Rudd of Lethbridge, one of the founding directors of the co- operative. Through a contract purchased with the system, the co-operative can buy natural gas for lOVa cents per thousand cubic feet for another 16 years. This compares with a minimum of 32 cents per thousand cubic feet co-operatives can buy natural gas for from Gas Alberta. In order to pay for the system, natural gas users in the co-operative pay 65 cents per thousand cubic feet. The four Hutterite colonies pay only 50 cents per thousand cubic feet, a lesser fee the co- operative is charging to help pay off large loans the colonies provided when the co- operative ran into financial difficulties soon after it started. When the system is paid off, all subscribers will pay the same amount. Mr. Rudd said the Hutterite colonies are the backbone of the cc-operative. Al Stanford, co-operative officer for the Alberta department of agriculture in Lethbridge, said the acceptance of the co- operatives in rural Alberta has been tremendous. Bus zone decision delayed The separate school board indicated Wednesday that it was not prepared to spend on a school bus loading zone until all alternatives have been explored. The city informed the school board by letter Wednesday that it would provide a school bus loading zone to the east of Catholic Central High School, if the separate schools pay for it. Early thaw Receding ice and rippling water are signals for boaters and anglers to prepare their equipment for non-winter uses of Henderson Lake. Recent mild temperatures have aided the transition and the milder temperatures are to continue with highs of 30 to 35 degrees expected today. The thermometer should register a low of 15 degrees tonight and rise to 35 or 40 degrees Friday, with the help of brisk west winds. Teachers want meeting on salaries with board Meeting set to discuss nursing home for Taber Separate school teachers agreed in a special meeting Wednesday to ask their school board to meet with them to discuss salary matters. The teachers won't be making a formal request to reopen salary negotiations on their 1974 salary contract if they meet with the separate school board. Instead, they hope to use the meeting to have a frank discussion with the trustees about separate school teacher salaries and the escalating cost of living, the president of the local Alberta Teachers Association said in an interview Wednesday. The teachers received a 6.7 per cent increase in their salaries this year under a two- year contract they signed in December, 1972. A committee formed by the teachers is expected to approach the separate school board within a week. Hotel proposal tabled A proposal by Henry Homes Ltd. to convert the top two floors of Heidelberg House at 1303 Mayor Magrath Drive to 16 motel suites was tabled by the Municipal Planning Commission Wednesday. The commission had earlier allowed Henry Homes to add on the top two floors which were to be restricted to recreational use. But the firm purchased an adjacent lot for additional necessary parking and applied to add on the suites. The application, which also involved the addition of a ground floor lobby, was tabled for clarification of the plans. Henry Homes also plans to eventually build a separate dining room and lounge which would be connected to the main building by the proposed lobby. The planning commission approved an application by Glen Little Construction to build a warehouse at 614 35th St N.. and an application from Gillett Construction to erect a building for warehousing and general industry at 2926 7th Ave. N. An application by Nelson Auto Distributors Ltd. to establish the sale and re- conditioning of used cars and trucks at 128 North Mayor Magrath Drive was refused as it was judged to be incompatible with the surrounding area. A meeting between the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital board and the Taber hospital board is being arranged to discuss Taber's application for a nursing home complex. The Lethbridge Municipal Auxiliary and Nursing Home District board decided at its monthly meeting Wednesday to discuss with Taber what that town wants regarding nursing home care. The Taber board has submitted a brief to the Alberta Hospital Services Commission asking for the complex. But the commission Heart fund nets More than was collected in Lethbridge by heart fund volunteers during heart month February. The exact figure for the campaign in the Lethbridge area will not be known until July, however, because the rural and business donations are not known. has said nothing can be decided until s health study in the Lethbridge area has been completed. It will include the need for more nursing home beds. The meeting was also told a helicopter that landed on the LMH grounds Wednesday was part of a trial run by the Calgary Fire Department to see how long it would take an air ambulance to reach the hospital. 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Two 17-year-old youths pleaded guilty in provincial court Wednesday to charges of theft and misleading a policeman. Robert Emil DeJong, 543 12th St. N., and Terry Pool, 2005 1st Ave. N., told a city police constable that a car had been stolen Feb. 14. They later admitted the statement was false. The car had actually been involved in an accident a day earlier. The two youths also admitted to stealing a guitar, a cartop carrier, a .308-calibre rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun over the past three months. DeJong also pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson remanded the youths to Mar. 13 for sentencing. A Lethbridge woman accused of four counts of false pretences, three of them under assumed names, was remanded in provincial court Wednesday to Mar. 20 for plea. Joanne Kluserits, 22, 102 Ashgrove Rd., is alleged to have defrauded four city businesses with worthless cheques. 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