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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Thurtday, January 2, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 January policing 'short' as Coaldale lawmen quit Potato is royal at Duchess DUCHESS (Special) In Duchess the potato is king. The community of Duchess, about .10 miles north of Brooks, is the centre of a big potato growing area.. Potato growers have preplanting contracts with Dutch Foods Ltd. and haul their potatoes to the huge storage centre before being delivered to Calgary to be processed into potato chips. Here the big storage warehouse is busy nine months of the year during peak production time for chipping potatoes. The warehouse features 11 bins each capable of holding 500 tons of potatoes. It sports automatic temperature controls for ef- ficient low cost heating by natural gas. There are 14 natural gas over head heaters and two furnaces. Selective temperature and humidity controls are necessary to keep the chip- ping potatoes at the best possible condition for the processing of top quality potato chips. YAMAHA ORGANS I New and Used COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 South In short Playback equipment was issue CLARESHOLM (HNS) Willow Creek Consolidated High School principal Dan LeGrandeur's request that spent for video tape replay equipment be charged over a thre'e year period has been approved by the Willow Creek school division board. The board noted that no attempt has been made to repay a loan to his school for football equipment. The board therefore rejected Mr. LeGrandeur's request that this be con- sidered a grant. The board decided to ask why repayment of the 1970 loan is not considered. Assistant to be hired CLARESHOLM (HNS) The Willow Creek school division board has decided to create the office of assistant superinten- dent and hire a man for post for the term com- mencing in September, 1975. Superintendent Dr. Alan MacLeod told the board the divi- sion now has 163 yeachers on staff and many new programs. He said that most school divisions of comparable size have assistant superintendents and that the post would likely require a salary of about a year. The assistant superintendent would aid in orienting new staff to existing board policies, assist in implementing new programs from the department of education, act as attendance officer, help with curriculum development, work in the area of continuing education, and assist in writing proposals for special programs. Fly-in set June 15 TABER (HNS) The third annual fly-in at Taber Municipal Airport is tentatively scheduled for June 15, subject to approval of the Alberta Aviation Council and the Ministry of Transport. The date was announced to the chamber of commerce by its transportation chairman Morris E. Thompson, also chairman of the Taber Airport Administration Committee. The chamber will relinquish sponsorship to a local flying club now in the early stages of organization. Mr. Thompson told the chamber directors that vandals.con- tinue to damage the airport facilities despite warning signs. He said that, one of the runway marker lights recently installed has been broken off by a careening motor vehicle which was unlaw- fully on the landing strip. llll.I. GIIOKNEN photo. Highway sleeps Chief Mountain highway slumbers under a blanket of snow, closed for the winter season. It is crossed by an occasional elk or deer but its mountain beauty is to be kept quiet until spring. Taber school agreement gives hefty raise TABER (HNS) Nearly 250 employees of Taber School Division 6 will share salary increases of over 15 per cent during 1975, says secretary treasurer Lyle R. Johnson. The recently approved contract between board and teachers gives the 150 member teaching staff an average increase of 15.2 per cent on the grid scale, in addi- tion to increments for ex- perience and qualification changes. The increases for 50 school bus drivers and six caretakers is 16 per cent, while the increases for 26 school aides and five mechanics range from 15.4 to 16.1 per cent. Mileage allowances for trustees and divisional super- visory personnel was increas- ed from 14 cents to 17 cents per mile, due to increased costs of automobiles and gas- oline. Trustees will also receive an increase in per diem remuneration from to all effective Jan. 1, 1975. Meanwhile the Taber General Hospital has an- nounced interim pay increases for all staff members in accordance with recommendations from the Alberta Hospitals Asso- ciation. Wage adjustments were given to counteract the effects of inflation in the amounts of per month effective Nov. i, 1974, for registered nurses, and ?75 per month, effective Sept. for all other per- sonnel. Negotiations for the coming contract period have been un- der way, and a memorandum of agreement is now signed by the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses and the Alberta Hospitals Association. By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor COALDALE (Staff) With its four-man town police force whittled down to a single regular policeman, this town is hoping there won't be any crime wave in January. Earl Foxall, chairman of the Coaldale Police Com- mission, said Monday the commission is studying about 30 applications for the posts of chief of police and two con- stables. But January is going to be a month of long hours for the last remaining constable on the force. His only assistance will come from student police officers from Lethbridge Community College. "There is no way we can get them by the end of this said the com- missioner. "We don't expect to get them before Feb. 1." He says the applicants are serving on other, forces in various Southern Alberta towns and will have to give 30- days notice: "We will have a police force but I can't tell you right now who and what it will says Mr. Foxall. "We are going to be a little short-handed." Mr. Foxall says the town, hopefully, can call on the RCMP if it gets in a bind. "We have interviewed peo- ple and we have hired says Mr. Foxall. "It just depends on when they will be able to get here." The four-man force here works long hours and is on call much of the time. But town officials say when a Coaldale policeman quits, it's because he has a chance to "move up the ladder." "I am not prepared to say why they said Mr. Foxall. "To me they resigned because they have another position to go to. This is what we are told." At the same time, he says the local policemen "figure they may be a little insecure as far as their position is concerned when other towns around the area are changing over to RCMP." Officials here say the men have no reason to feel this way because the town wants to maintain its own police force. "We have established, as far as our commission and as far as the town are concerned, that we want to have our own police says the com- mission chairman. Salaries will all be up- graded. "I think we have got that area of concern all straightened said Mr. Foxall, adding that the resignations, effective Dec. 31, will still stand because the men who quit have already accepted other positions. Meanwhile, students from the Lethbridge Junior College law enforcement course have been taking familiarization rides with policemen in local patrol cars. The students will be attending classes in January and gaining practical experience policing Coaldale at night. Mr. Foxall hopes there will be better liaison between the force and the police commis- sion in the future. "Hopefully they will come before the commission and sit down and discuss things." He says the commission is "a little at a loss" as to how much policing Coaldale should have. "Some citizens say we should just have policing dur- ing the day and others say we must police this town 24 hours a day. "Our crime prevention is working well and crime is be- ing kept to a real says Mr. Foxall. "The Lethbridge City Police and the RCMP at Lethbridge have good forces and the benefits spill over into our area." Mayor A. F. Blakie was not immediately available for comment on the situation but town Secretary-Treasurer Earl Mcllroy said the three vacancies on the force will be filled "very soon." Meetings set PINCHER CREEK (Special) The Pincher Creek School Division will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. March 22 in the Livingstone School at 8 p.m. March 24 in the Canyon- School. Junior Red Cross active FOREMOST (Special) The Canadian Junior Red Cross at the Foremost School is enjoying one of its most active seasons. Pupils collected and made many items for distribution to the elderly and the sick. They gathered many gifts for children in hospital. "Wishing all a Happy and Prosperous New Year" Many Thanks to all Churches. Clubs, organizations and friends 'of the Salvation Army or anyone who in any way helped us with Christmas Chser. Captain and Mrs. Butcher Staff. AVENUE'S GREAT NATURALIZERS Regular to pair ON SALE AT SNOWBOOTS Women's and Teeners'. 250 pair to clear. WOMEN'S DRESS PUMPS AND SLINGS Regular to ON SALE AT HALF PRICE STOMPERS ON SALE AT ONLY 12" CHUNKY HEELS SALE PRICED AT 4" 6" 9" 515 4th Avenue South Lethbridge AVENUE SHOES Every one a money-saver! Singer's Clearance of fully-reconditioned sewing machines. Portable model sewing machines- excellent choice from 19 95 ZIG-ZAG machines in cabinets all makes from 39 95 Portable ZIG-ZAG sewing machines Singer models included from 29 95 Used Touch sewing machines by Singer from 99 95 Don't wait another minute to snap up a super sewing machine buy! Shop early for biggest selection! SINGER Sewing Centres Al Singer, you get what you pay lor...and a little bit more. College Mall Phone 327-2243 ;