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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, February 26, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Herald- District Snowmobile races set for Blairmore Sunday BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Snowmobilers from all over Southern Alberta will be gathering in Blairmore this Sunday to take part in the Blairmore Lions Club first snowmobile races. The Lions Club, assisted by the local snowmobile Club and the town crew, is preparing the course for the races in the Blairmore playgrounds immediately west of the arena. Bleachers are being set up for the audience and admission has been set at for adults and children under 10 are admitted without charge. Registrations for the races will be taken at the Blairmore arena starting at 10 a.m. and races will begin at 1 p.m. with elimination events and the finals to follow. The races are class "C" and will feature family stock, stock and super-stock races. The family stock is open to anyone in Blairmore and will feature a 300 cc A and B main event; a 340 cc A and B event; a 400 cc A and B event and a 440 A and B event. The John Kerr machine, Prayer service on Friday COALDALE (HNS) An annual World Day of Prayer service here will be held at p.m. Friday in the Coaldale Mennonite Conference Church. The theme is Builders of Peace. Anne Kornelson will speak. Local churches are participating in this prayer service. driven by Garry Enzol, and the Jim Wright machine from Coleman will be competing in the main events. The stock division, open to any member of the North West Snowmobile Association, will feature 300 cc A and B, 340 cc A, B and C, and 440 cc A, B and C events. The super-stock races will have a 300 cc main race, a 340 A, B and C race and a 440 cc A, B and C race. Schoolyard to be upgraded COALDALE (HNS) As a result of pressure brought to bear on municipal officials, the staff and students of R. I. Baker School will see the school grounds upgraded. Work is to begin early this spring. The Town of Coaldale, in co- operation with the County of Lethbridge, is working out the arrangements. Until now it has been a bumpy field. A park map was drawn up by the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission with suggestions on the design received from the R. I. Baker staff and students. Attending a recent meeting with the County of Lethbridge school committee were Coun. Abe Ens and Rae Yamasaki, town secretary treasurer. Town council presented the following points to be considered for development of the grounds: the county is to be responsible for grading and levelling. Housing confusion angers school board NATAL (HNS) Fernie school trustees are unhappy about accommodation accorded to Elkford teachers by the Fording Coal Company Ltd. Herbert Wiens, school principal at Elkford, says, "I Town encounters funding problem Here are the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ PART I: 1-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; 2-b; 3-France; 4-a; 5-Marc Lalonde PART II: 1-c; 2-b; 3-a; 4-e; 5-d PART III: 1-e; 2-c; 3-a; 4-b; 5-d PICTURE QUIZ: Labor Leader Harold Wilson In distress Fresh fallen snow can provide lots of fun for young people but to Gini Decoux's pet poodle the fresh snow almost proved disastrous. Ginj was out toboganning in the hills behind her Blairmore home and was accomp- anied by her pup. The snow clung to the dogs fur and packed so tight that he was unable to walk and had to be carr- ied home. A warm bath solved the problem. School bus insurance cost nearly doubles at Fernie NATAL (HNS) Board secretary E. T. Chambers of the Fernie school district has informed trustees that school bus insurance costs will rise from to However, a good performance by the buses may drop that cost considerably by the year end, since 30 per cent of the new premium will be payable "dependent on experience" during the course of the year. Thirteen buses are covered under the board's policies, for third-party liability, deductible on collision damage and deductible on comprehensive insurance. In 1973 insurance costs ranged from on some buses to a high of COALDALE (HNS) This town can borrow as much as it needs for water and sewer installations but then it can't borrow any more. A town official said Wednesday it is a "dumb law." Coun. Earl Foxall, head of the water and sewer Voters list advanced CRANBROGK (HNS) City council has assigned city clerk Robert Watson to advance the new city voters list enumeration to March instead of May. June 30 is the deadline. This procedure is required under a 1973 municipal act amendment scrapping all B.C: municipal lists Dec. 31 and altering voter qualifications. New qualifications are a minimum 19 years age, Canadian or British subject, municipal resident, and six months provincial residence. An estimated persons will qualify. The reason for the advance is the possibility of a city ballot for the million increase to the 1973 approved million water improvements bylaw. Petitions against the unauthorized increase meanwhile will be judged on their own merits, since previous municipal act requirement was the objection by five per cent of the registered voters. committee, says more money will be needed for general water and sewer projects this year. The Alberta Municipal Finance Corporation has advised the town that is available to Coaldale. This is based on a population of at 60 cents per capita. Proposed water and sewer projects, to cost could be financed entirely this year. However, J. M. Currie, general manager of the corporation, says if the town does this, it cannot borrow for other purposes this year. Coun. Foxall says pressure should be brought to bear on senior government officials outlining the town's need for more funds. A letter to this effect will be sent to Municipal Affairs Minister David Russell. feel that if the school is not important, I don't want to be part of that school." He says the matter is "really one between Fording Coal and the school staff." He told trustees that teachers are being constantly frustrated in their attempts to secure housing, rental accommodation or even lots upon which to place mobile homes. "The teachers are not asking for something for he said. He mentioned that, in his own case, he went to Fording Coal on 10 separate occasions before being allowed to purchase a lot. Don Hartwig, district superintendent of schools, said he felt most of the Elkford teachers will leave "on account of complete refusal by Fording Coal to make housing available for teachers." He also said that one teacher had been told three times that purchase of a home was possible but was now being refused. Trustees decided to inform the department of education at Victoria of the situation and to ask for a meeting with Robin Porter, president of Fording Coal, to discuss the matter. Barons area residents BARONS (Special) About 25 persons gathered recently in the local community hall to express their opposition to the proposed Hutterite colony here but Hutterian leader Rev. John Wurz of the Wilson colony said plans will proceed. The Waterton colony has options on three sections of land in this area. Hutterites attending the meeting said the colony will be started with the three sections with the hope the holdings later. can be expanded Two sections are in Lethbridge County and one in the Vulcan county. Lethbridge County Coun. Otto Wobick of Barons and Barons mayor Dennis Johnson both spoke against the new colony. Local citizens suggested the property could be sold readily to local people if the Hutterites decided not to locate in this area. spring, ntinues to March 23 Imagination meets Co-op interior paints. Beauty happens. CO-OP SUPER LATEX FLAT FINISH Easily cleaned, easily applied. Scrubbable vinyl latex paint brushes or rolls on smoothly, dries quickly. Equipment cleans with soap and water. Choose from white and a wide selection of custom mixed colors, and give your livingroom and bedrooms a fresh new look. White or light tones. GALLON QUART 7.97 DEEP OR ULTRA DEEP TONES PERFECT FOR ACCENTS. QUART GALLON CO-OP SUPER LATEX ENAMELS Choose from two enamel finishes, featuring the same convenience and colors as flat finish Super Latex. Eggshell: a beautifully subdued sheen. Satin Enamel: a semi-gloss finish. Your choice. GALLON 9.97 QUART CO-OP VELVA-GLO ENAMELS Prefer an oil base paint? Velva-Glo offers three durable, stain-resistant finishes: Eggshell. Satin Enamel, or High Gloss Enamel. Dries in 3-5 hours. White or custom mixed colors GALLON 9.97 QUART CO-OP SUPER WHITE ENAMEL A fine quality, high gloss enamel in non-yellowing while. Non-toxic, safe for children's furniture. And il's great for sparkling woodwork, cup- boards, kitchen or bathrooms. GALLON 11.44 QUART GALLON TIM-BER-GLO CLEAR COATING A rugged plastic (urethane) coating for wooden floors and furniture. Dries to a hard finish in 3-5 hours Wooden floors require no polishing or waxing. 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