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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, January 10, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 r 7- A V .A--A' f" 's Brief urges home-owned farm land BROOKS (Special) The Kastern Irrigation District brief on land use says that in order to control the use of agricultural land in Alberta it will be necessary to limit the ownership of land to citizens of Alberta. Presented to the Alberta Land Use Forum here, the KID board's brief said that restrictions on land should be limited to what are necessary lo keep enough agricultural land in agricultural produc- tion lo supply our future needs. 'We 'would place this responsibility for the control of use and disposition of agricultural land on government. "We do suggest, however, that as the need for agricultural products increase, the productive value of agricultural land will also increase, which will in some measure reduce the demand lor agricultural land for other uses. "Government could make non-agricultural Crown land available for some of these other uses." the brief says. The EID board says it is concerned, and based its briel. on "the extent, if any. to which the historical right of a landowner to determine the use and disposition of agricultural property ought to he restricted." The KID brief says it is concerned "because of the disappearance of agricultural land and the erosion of the rights of ownership." The E1D would like to see "stability of the base from which agriculture operates, namely, the land." This would ensure "adequate food production for the increasing population." The most suitable solution, says the EID. would be "pari- ty of price for agricultural products with all other products." Other possible solutions: Government control of land i STOKES SEED CATALOG 1300 Vegetables Flowers. i Old favorites cxclusivcs J from England, Europe, South America. Send Today! I STOKES SEEDS 3615 Stokes Blrjg.. St. Caiharinss. Onl. saies by legislation; sales by government of non- agricultural Crown land for non-agricultural purposes; prices for agricultural products which will enable those in agriculture to meet the compotiton in the market lor agricultural land when it is sold: and additional protec- tion of the landowner from annexation, expropriation and confiscation of his land through lack of proper long- range planning." The brief says food is "not produced on pavements, boulevards, housing developments, .airports, wastelands or many other places but an developed agricultural land." The EID board asks if Alberta's responsibility for agricultural production is on a provincial level, national level, or is it worldwide? "Before we proceed with further restrictions of the rights of the landowner in land that he has bought in good faith in order to earn a livelihood, that we recom- mend a study by qualified per- sons he undertaken. This would be to determine our need and our responsibility for agricultural production. "Along with our ability to produce these needs, we must ensure that, depending on our responsibilities in food production, those for whom we are responsible must be assured of adequate food supplies." Classes drew HIGH RIVER (Special) The Foothills Department of Continuing Education says about 1.000 people took part in 70 courses it offered in the fall session. Craft, and special interest courses were offered in the foothills communities of Prid- dis. Okotoks. Millarville, High River. Cayley. Longview. Blackie, Turner Valley and Black Diamond. The program receives special subsidies from the province. Tuition is usually no higher than a course. Eight courses were offered free to senior citizens. Any kind of course can be offered providing there is a minimum registration of eight people. Most popular were interior design, meat cutting, photography, hoof care, kite flying, pottery and Yoga. White passage Saturday storm may hit the Crowsnest Pass, but highway department plows are reported keeping ahead of the snow. Trucks like the one above, heading west through the 'Pass, enjoyed relatively ice-free con- ditions despite a storm Wednesday which dumped six inches of snow in the region. South In short Graveyards may be improved FOREMOST (Special) There are between 25 and 30 inac- tive or semi active graveyards located within the boundaries of the County of Forty Mile, and many of them may soon take on a new look if funds are approved. The cemetery Restoration and Survey Program ad- ministered by the Alberta department of culture, youth and recreation may be a fund source. A letter has been sent to Culture and Youth Minister Horst Schrnid by county administrator Roy R. Wallman requesting an extension of time for applications. No reply has yet been received. Meanwhile, councillors have taken application forms and will distribute them to interested individuals or groups within their areas when re- quested. School program presented FOREMOST (Special) Elementary pupils of the Foremost School recently staged a two hour program of plays, skits and choral performances for parents. Junior high students gathered to hear six numbers of the teaching staff, under the direction of vice -.principal J. Derek McNaney, perform folk, country, rock and gospel music. It end- ed with a drum solo by Mr. McNaney. College meeting Jan. 20 CRANBROOK (Special) Frank Beinder of Trail has slated a meeting here for Jan. 20 to discuss the proposed new east Kootenay junior college. It would serve six East Kootenay school district areas Golden, Lake Winderrnere, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Fernie and Creston-Kasio. Separate plebiscites will be held to discover the view of ratepayers on financing arrangements. The capital cost would be the provincial responsibility. Operations would require 40 per cent funding by school districts involved. At present, Selkirk College is designed to serve both East and West Kootenay with closed circuit television from the Castlegar college centre. Contract voided by town PINCHER CREEK (Special) A contract with Wagner Construction of Blairmore was ended Tuesday by the Town of .Pincher Creek because work is late on the project. The firm was building an addition to the police building and providing alterations. The work was to have been completed Aug. 18, 1974. The town's engineering consultants recommended that the town cancel the contract and pay for services rendered to date. Two honored for weight loss ETZIKOM (HNS) Merle Collins and NeU Slimmons have received desk sets for weight loss registered with the Etzikpm Take Off Pounds Sensibly (Tops) club. Property tax discount continues CLARESHOLM An eight per cent discount on 1975 property taxes can still be obtained by Clareshohn residents paying their taxes within the next two months. The discount is in effect until March 1. The bylaw allowing the discount was passed by Claresholm council in December. Dinner meet set Jan. 14 FORT MACLEOD (Special) The Fort Macleod Historical Association will hold an annual dinner meeting in the new centennial building inside the fort compound on Jan. 14th. The building, constructed partly with government grants, will house Indian artifacts. The regular summer staff will go on duty early this season to have the exhibits prepared for spring opening. Larry King is secretary-manager of the museum. CENTRE VILLAGE IGA 13lh STREET NORTH, LETHBRIOGE at Prices Centre Effective village Friday and ,GA 4-1 __ LUnLUALt tnir- liAKlii'.A and 11th, 1975 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES CANADA TABLERITE CHUCK ROAST Grade Al and A2 Steer Beef, Ib. 65 ALL MEAT EXCLUDING FREEZER ORDERS EVAPORATED MILK MACARONI Top Valu 16 fl. 01. tins DINNERS Catelli with Cheese. 7% oz. net wt pkg. LUNCH MEAT BATHROOM TISSUE Roy-all 12 oz. net wt. tin Red Leaf whits or colored, 4 roll pkg. TIDE 10lb.netwt.box DETERGENT I I Li k Chase and Sanborn Regular grind Mb. net wt. pkg. BURNS FANCY FROZEN STRAWBERRIES RED LEAF MARGARINE ORANGE CRYSTALS 15 oz. net wt. pkg. 3 Ib. net wt. pkg. Nabob Sun-gold Twin Pack. FRESH FROM OUR IN-STORE BAKERY CENTRE VILLAGE IGA PHONE 327-0353 CRUSTY BUNS 389' 5i99< 69< 449 99' 179 2i85 0 2i119 CHOC. LAYER CAKES FRESH PRODUCE %OFF ;