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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, January 14, 1975 Planning proposal dies at Cardston MD meeting By U'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor CARDSTON The Cardston Municipal District council Monday tabled a proposal that it draft its own regional plan and took no ac- tion on a suggestion by Coun. Bob Molcak of Leavitt that the MD own planner. Council discussed the possibility of setting up its own regional plan that would set aside an area where peo- Seed plant plan meet Wednesday CARDSTON (Staff) The proposed Spring Coulee seed cleaning plant will be up for further discussion at 2 p.m. Wednesday at a meeting oi shareholders and interested citizens in the Cardston Municipal District Building here. Financing will be by 33 per cent from each- of three par- ties shareholders, the MD and the.province. Shareholders have and will probably have to raise another to meet their one third share of the total costs. The MD council has pledged and will probably have to pledge another Council decided Monday to turn its contribution over to the seed cleaning plant provisional board so that construction can begin at the site one mile west of Spring Coulee. "A lot of people think the first step is to get the shovel said Coun. Ken Beswick. "It's the wrong way, but it will probably work." Meanwhile, council has applied for from the department of agriculture's wild oats control program. This money will go to plant financing. Secretary Treasurer R. W. Legge told council two com- panies are interested in erecting the plant. He noted preferred shareholders will be those who participate before the plant is built. Sixty per cent of agricultural producers in the MD will benefit from the plant. The other 40 per cent are ranchers. Said Coun. Beswick: "The amount of land being broken up on the Blood Reserve is simply unbelievable. I can't believe it. There is going to be a lot of grain in this country. A lot more grain than we have been accustomed to." Motel burns at Cranbrook CRANBROOK (HNS) One of The Strip's longest operating motels, The Root nee at 711 Cranbrook Street, was destroyed by fire early Friday morning. The 16 unit, two storey modern structure was occupied at the time the fire broke out, in a storage space, but guests were safely evacuated. It was operated longest by Mrs. Godderis and her late husband, Art Godderis. Present manager and partner is D. Evans, formerly of Kamloops. Official damage is yet to be estimated but is probably between and The two-storey duplex adjoining it was not damaged, nor was the trailer court on the property. The property is flanked by Finning Tractor Ltd. and the Anco Motel. A few months ago, fire demolished the Stop and Go Inn on the Strip four blocks southward when the damage was a quarter million. Cardston MD requests cemetery improvements pie could buy 1C acres parcels for "recreation residences." Said Secretary Treasurer R. W. Legge: "Bill Maclntyre (of the Oldman River Regional Planning Com- mission) expects us to have a lot of applications this year for recreational residential rather than permanent residential projects." Councillors talked about drafting a plan that would provide industrial and country residential zones. "It might be wise to have an area outlined, in case an application does come in we will be prepared to look on it on that said the secretary. "If some sort of plan is go- ing to be drafted, wouldn't it be wise to have someone other than the Oldman River Regional Planning Commis- sion draw it asked Coun. Bob Molcak. "If we use the' planners, aren't we going to get all their Coun. Ken Beswick said he agreed with this suggestion to some extent. "After we figure out what we like, we could take.it to the planners and ask what changes should be made." He said the planners are aware of problems. This way, "at least we won't be saddled with ideas we don't want." Coun. Molcak suggested that Linn Uibel of Mountain View be hired as the MD planner.. "He is likely forming his own said Coun. Molcak. "He is someone rais- ed in the area, until he went to college. He is familiar with both rural and urban planning. Someone like this might be able to help us." 'That is council's said the secretary. "That could cost us quite a bit of said Coun. Beswick. "But it would be well spent said Coun. Molcak. "If we got some control back to us it might be well spent money." But Councillors Mike Schneyder and Beswick said the planners should devise the first plan and council could amend it, or try to fit its own plan to it. "Hopefully the two plans will said Coun. Beswick. Cardston town council is against zoning an industrial area west of town because of sewage problems and because prevailing winds would blow pollution into town. School closure authority sought by superintendent The superintendent of schools should be given the authority to close schools in emergency cases, a to be Public School Board states. Superintendent Bob Plaxton makes the recommendation to presented to the Lethbridge prevent a repeat of the situa Resolution defeated on foreign influence CARDSTON (Staff) The Cardston Municipal District council Monday decided to apply for about 15 separate grants for historical cemeteries improvements from the department of culture, youth and recreation. Coun. Bob Arnold of Del Bonita said the MD should not become involved in cemetery work. He said communities or relatives of those buried in prairie graves should shoulder this responsibility. Council decided each coun- cillor will be responsible for cemeteries and graves in his own division. A motion to this effect, by Coun. Ken Woolford of Cardston, was finally passed. Cemeteries at the Standoff and Riverside Hutterite colonies are counted as well. Others are at Glenwood, Hartley, Caldwell, Mountain View, Beazer. Leavitt, Card- ston. Aetna, Boundary Creek, Taylorville, Owendale, Woolford, Spring Coulee and Magrath. "Very few. if any, of these The Aspen' ELECTRIC FONDUE by Cornwall For easy entertaining let the guests do the cooking. For family fun. For festive fun a fondue. SPECIAL 24 95 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN cemeteries are said secretary-treasurer R. W. Legge. "A lot of them are on private land. They have never been surveyed or anything." "How did we get mixed up in asked Coun. Bob Molcak of Leavitt. "Because most people are not aware of this said Mr. Legge. The plan is to upgrade inac- tive cemeteries of historical importance and to mark the graves of people who made a historically significant con- tribution to the -area. Citizens' groups or concern- ed individuals may apply. There is a limit per cemetery. But council can't contact separate centres or citizens because the deadline for applications is Wednesday. "Each community should said Coun. Arnold. "I don't think we should be in- volved in taking care of it." "Don't we have any respon- asked Mr. Legge. "It's a little bit of history and heritage and we should do something about said Coun. Ken Beswick of Spring Coulee. us spearhead said Coun. Bryan Smith of Hillspring. "My said Coun. Smith, "Is find out how many cemeteries there are and apply for that much money. Then ask the com- munities to get organized and say 'here is the money.' It won't take long for this to catch fire." Council agreed. But Coun. Arnold said there should be an extension to the deadline. "They just dropped this on he said. Skate-a-thon slated Jan. 25 A skate a thon sponsored by the Lethbridge Kinsmen Club and the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association will be held Jan: 25 at the Sportsplex ice oval. Bill Robertson, chairman of the skate a thon, said skaters from local clubs are welcome to participate. He said in the past, groups such as Cubs, Scouts, YMCA and the YWCA have par- ticipated in the annual event. Skaters are required to have sponsors pledging money for each lap made and prizes will be awarded to the skaters: for the skater with the most money earned, for second place and for third place. Other prizes include hockey sticks for all skaters earning more than and hockey- pucks will be given to all par- ticipants. There will also be a minor hockey team prize of club jackets for the most money earned by a team. "Proceeds collected from the skate a thon will be dis- tributed among the par- ticipating clubs and some funds will go to future Kinsmen projects in the com- Mr. Robertson said. Those interested in entering the skate a thon may con- tact Bill Robertson or Glen Manyluk. Any youth organiza- tion can participate. The skate a thon will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the ice oval at the sportsplex. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff called it tilting at a rather large windmill with a rather small spear, but he voted for it anyway. Aid. Bill Kergan said it smelled of socialist propaganda on behalf of the New Democratic Party and the Committee for an Independent Canada and he voted against it. Aid. Tarleck, who proposed the motion that drew such widely different responses, said he was merely concerned that trading policies of in- dustries that may locate here and on which Lethbridge workers depend can be deter- mined by a foreign government. At issue was the United States' Trading With the Enemies Act which provoked controversy recently when it was revealed the act prompted American head of- fices of more than one com- pany to halt sales by their Canadian subsidiaries to Cuba. City council, said Aid. Tarleck, should deem being subject to such extra- territorial legislation a negative factor in determin- ing the suitability of in- dustries seeking to establish in Lethbridge. Aid. Kergan called the resolution dangerous and ask- ed unsuccessfully to have it withdrawn. Aid. Bill Cousins said it was a federal matter and a little beyond the municipal govern- ment level. He found Aid. Tarleck in agreement that the federal government should be doing something about it. But as it turned out, city council did not set an example for the federal government to follow. The vote against the resolution was-5-4, with Aid. Hembroff, Aid. Tony Tobin, and Deputy Mayor Vera Ferguson joining Aid. Tarleck in a losing cause. Christian school gets tax break Immanuel Christian School in North Lethbridge will get an exemption on its 1975 property taxes, but it will have to pay taxes it owes for 1973 and '74. City council voted 5-4 Mon- day to forgive the 1975 taxes for the school, which is operated by the Society for Christian Education in Southern Alberta. But it was decided the school will have to make up its tax arrears for 1973-74 of Trustees for the school told council Monday, the school is operated much the same as any other in the province and as such should be tax exempt. But City Manager Allister Findlay said the city has the authority under provincial legislation to assess the school the municipal portion of its taxes. The previous council decid- ed not to exempt the school in 1973 and 1974, he said. Through a complicated procedure, council can ex- empt the school by first collecting the taxes and then giving the school a civic grant in the same amount, he said. Aldermen who argued against the exemption, said it would set a precedent for other non-profit societies to ask for the same treatment from ,the city. today tion he faced Dec. 9 when fire destroyed the south wing of Wilson Junior High School, just prior to school opening for another week. The public school board was of the opinion in December that the minister of education must approve closure of a school if the school is required to remain closed for a lengthy period of time. The fire necessitated the closure of the Wilson school for the period Dec. 11 to the Christmas break and the trustees instructed Dr. Plax- ton to write .Education Minister Lou Hyndman for closure permission. The department of educa- tion reply to the board request pointed out the board did not have to obtain the permission of the minister to close the school in emergency situations where the health and safety of students is en- dangered. In emergency situations, no time limit for closure is specified. Since the School Act also allows the school board to delegate its authority for closure to the superintendent, Dr. Plaxton has asked that it does so. Getting it all together Among the jobs that must be done before the Canada Winter Games open Feb. 11 was assembling ribbons. The colors are blue for competitors, red for service people, gold for guests and brown and white for medical personnel. Thirty-five volunteers met in the Alberta Motor Association auditorium Monday evening and finished assembling ribbons, ac- cording to Mrs, Canice Verlinden, who organized the work party. An earlier group of volunteers assembled some ribbons. A similar work session is plan- ned for Jan. 27 when volunteers will meet at the Haig Clinic to make up 3.QOO kits for competitors. Free driver training to be offered board A driver education report recommendation calling for free driver training for all interested Grade 11 students at a cost of to the public school board is to be heard by trustees today. The school board sponsored report, in a survey of all high school students, found a "widespread student interest in a free two credit driver education course that can be offered during school hours. In an emergency situation it may "be very difficult to con- tact all board members or to call a special he ex- plains. The board will also be in- formed today that the school district has written to the department of education for permission to restore all areas of Wilson Junior High School destroyed by fire. "This restoration is essen- tial because the school is now operating near capacity and according to our pupil popula- tion projections will continue to do so for a number of the letter states. With the exception of a 000 deductible clause, the total fire loss was covered by insurance. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC 32I-4MS Dtnlil Mtclunlc CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLM. PHONE 327-2822 Man hurt, cars wrecked A flat tire resulted in two cars being demolished and a Ray- mond man admitted to Raymond Hospital Mon- day night after a two car collision just north of Wilson Siding on Highway 4. RCMP said a car own- ed by the injured man, Gary Schneider, 24, was parked at the shoulder of the highway when the accident happened at p.m. His 19-year old brother, Reid, was with him at the time. A southbound car, driven by William Nelson, of Stirling, allegedly struck the rear of the Schneider vehicle. Mr. Nelson was not hurt. Reid Schneider said he and his brother were stopped to fix a flat tire on the left front of the car. He said the right front of the Nelson vehi- cle was in collision with the left rear of his brother's car. Stamps judged here Members of the Lethbridge Philatelic Society voted on what they considered were Canada's best and worst stamps issued in 1974. The 25 stamp collectors used the London Free Press stamp popularity poll in setting out their choices from among last year's 15 stamp issues. A tabulation of their ballots, later sent to London, showed the Christmas issue of four stamps was voted the best design, the Marconi stamp the worst: the inven- tion of the telephone stamp was considered the most significant issue and the cycl- ing championship stamp the least significant. Results of the Free Press' Canada wide poll should be available in about six WPCks. Man fears new wording The referendum proposed on Lethbridge Community College Student Association building fund fees will not be- the one asked for by petitioners, a college student charged today. "They are not holding the referendum we asked forj' student Tony Dimnik told The Herald. He said the petition cir- culated at LCC last semester called for a referendum on abolition of the per stu- dent per semester building fee. The question on the referendum will be whether or not to lower the fee to he suggested. The petition called for refunding this semester's fees, and submitting any future fees to a later referen- dum, he said. Student Council President Hal Gallup said today the wording of the referendum had not been set. "The proposal hasn't gone to council he said. The wording and scheduling of the vote are to be set at a student council meeting tonight. The cost of providing the driver training for all high school students is an es- timated in the first year of operation and about for every year after. The report recommends against providing the training for all high school students because of the excessive cost and the problem of accom- modating as many as students within one school year. Other alternatives the report presents include spon- soring 50 per cent of the in car cost and all classroom costs in providing the training to all high school students who wished to take it during or out- side the school day. The other alternative in- volves the same cost arrange- ment for a course offered out- side the regular school day. The public school board struck the driver education committee in November to study the feasibility and costs of offering free driver educa- tion to all high school students in response to a public referendum. A referendum, conducted in conjunction with the Oct. 16 civic election, showed that 86 per cent of those who respond- ed to the referendum approv- ed of the expansion of driver education programs in public schools. The trustees are expected to accept one of the report recommendations or delay a decision until formation of the 1975 budget. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Esl. 1922 PHONE 327.6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBBIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. CORRECTION On the front page of our Action Days (Iyer the following copy 'Printed knits' should read PRINTED PRINTS and 'Summer weight cotton knits' should read SUMMER WEIGHT COTTON PRINTS ;