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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thurtday, January 17, 1974 Ruins at Rockport Hutterite Colony smoulder after fire swept cookhouse Mrs. Whipple, co^op will be served Fire at colony Water well drilling starts i i i ernmpnt-hirpH watf>r hnrnp hv hnth thp nrnvinrial from the new well into Mrs.  ^�AO Am A l^X/AA^i/ A government-hired water well driller started work near Jane Whipple's house Wednesday, four miles north of Fort Macleod, in an attempt to end an eight-month dispute that cut 130 families off from drinking supplies for several months. Jack McCracken, head of the soils branch for the Alberta department of the environment in Lethbridge, said the well drillers were to cap a flowing well adjacent to Mrs. Whipple's house and drill a new well. The expense will be borne by both the provincial government and the Municipal District of Willow Creek. Part of the agreement which would allow the North Macleod Water Haulers Co-op to get a licence for its flowing well drilled on leased land in view of Mrs. Whipple's house, is provision for the provincial government to pipe water from the new well into Mrs. Whipple's home. Water from the pressurized well will also be piped to a house used for hired help and to the barn. After all the water systems on Mrs. Whipple's farm are hooked up, there should be no delay on the issuance of a licence for the water hauler's co-op, said Mr. McCracken. CHEESE BOARD With see thru dome cover. Only 198 CALL CHINA 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Talks to resume Friday on contract at Elkford ELKFORD (Staff) -Bargaining between 602 striking members of local 7884 of the United Steel Workers of America and the Fording Coal Company, a subsidiary of Cominco, will resume here at 9 a.m. Friday. Oscar Johnson, manager of the Fording Coal Company here, replied Wednesday to a letter from Lome Ryder, union local president, and agreed to resume bargaining. The letter was sent by registered mail Tuesday and Mr. Johnson telephoned the union Wednesday. Steelworkers began the CMlifMOiMalMKlliilc CLIFF BUCK. BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL ILDG. LewMr L*vai PHONE 327-at22 Strike Dec. 31 after negotiations with the company ended Dec. 28. Correction A typographical error was the villain that rendered erroneous a Herald story Wednesday that said City Packers Ltd. asked assurances from Lethbridge City Council that "20 other" rendering plants would ever be allowed to locate within city boundaries. In fact, City Packers wanted assurances that "no other" rendering plants would be allowed to locate in the city. A fire early this morning left the Rockport Hutterite Colony, eight miles south of Magrath, without a cookhouse. Volunteer firemen from Magrath answered the call shortly after midnight. They were assisted by trucks from the Lethbridge and Cardston fire departments. The blaze was well underway when it was discovered, a colony resident said. Firemen fought for over three hours to bring the fire under control and to keep it spreading to other buildings. The 50-year-old frame cookhouse was completely levelled, and an adjacent building housing a walk-in freezer was heavily damaged. The cause of the fire has not been determined, and an estimate of damage has not been made. No one was injured. The cookhouse is the communal eating place for the colony's 100 residents. Much of their food supply was stored there as well. A resident said nearby colonies would help Rockport until a new cookhouse could be built. Rockport is about seven miles from the Crystal Springs Colony where, less than two weeks ago, fire destroyed a garage housing all but one of that colony's tractors. When the fire started, the colony boss and some of the men were at the Big Bend Colony near Cardston helping rebuild a hog barn that burned last fall. Hutterites do not carry insurance on their buildings or equipment. Cattlemen to discuss domestic^ export sales WADE'RAIN announces HYDROSTATIC POWEROLL FIRST TIMt ottered tor Sprinkler Irrig.ition FURNACES (In Stock) SHEET METAL WORK POWER HUMIDIFIERS AIR CONDITIONING by �nd AlGon Rifrigarition 2214-43rd tl. S. Pheiw 327-SI1S Domestic and export sales and problems of expansion for Alberta's beef cattle industry will be highlighted at a one-day seminar at the Exhibition Pavilion Friday. The Lethbridge meeting, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., is the last of four seminars in the province. A speaker and panel, with representatives from the consumer, processor and government sectors, will discuss BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINBS CmIor iMlllllllOU Opan Thur*. and FrI. Evanlnga Phon* 328-0372 2716 12th Av*. 8. You can regulate Speed and Power to fit the load and land contour. Gome in this week ...test drive this new Poweroll Available now at... OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236 - 36lh St. Lathbridg* Phon* 327-1571 or ih* "OLIVER DEALER" naarMt you mmmmf^m._________ ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 12S1 3rfll A.VENUb SOUTH EVERY THURSDAy 8 p.m. leOAMES NEW 9000 BLACKOUT Playad Till Won (No Numbor Limit) no one under 16 years allowed Pl'BLIC - UPSTAIRS ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTairq WEEKEND ^MTERTAiwMEMT ^ Thursday, January 17th-"VARIETY MEN" Friday, January 18th-"VARIETY MEN" Saturday, January 19th Upstairs-"SOUTHERN PLAYBOYS" . DownstaLrs-"MUELLERS MUSIC MAKERS" reactions to increasing food costs. They will ask the question, "are beef prices really to high?" A producer, exporter and importer will then discuss domestic and international beef markets in the future. A third panel, following a luncheon speaker, will discuss expansion of the beef production in Alberta. Included on the panel will be a cow-calf operator who raises cattle for breeding purposes, a feedlot operator who fattens cattle for slaughter and a government representative. General discussion will follow. New buses to arrive The city transit system's three new 52-passenger buses are expected to arrive in the city Saturday. John Frouws, transit system superintendent said Wednesday three transit employees - office manager Jim MacLean, foreman Dick Ash, and operator Dan McEwen - left Lethbridge Sunday to pick up the buses from the London, Ont. factory. The GMC diesel buses were originally scheduled to be delivered to the city last fall, but production delays were encountered. Two of the buses will replace aging buses purchased in 1947, while the third will be an addition to the transit fleet. COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328 7883 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC 8chwir1zMd|.Z2ZSIIi�.S. Phon* 328-4095 NKE HMZEL iilra WMr For Ev*ry Pair 371 7th SUMt South Halfway house is step closer for alcoholics, drug users in city By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer A first step was taken Wednesday for the establishment of a half way house for alcoholics and dependent drug users in Lethbridge. The Municipal Planning Commission approached "favorably" a request from the Half-Way Recover Acres Society for a Lethbridge halfway house, city development officer C. W. Cameron said. The commission decided before acceptance of the facility could be granted the society must post a public notice for two weeks pointing out the intended use of the house they want to rent. Norm Cowie, director of the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission office in Lethbridge presented the request to the planning commission. The two-week posting will give people an opportunity "to rebut the intended use of the house," he said. The society, which is under the auspices of the alcoholism commission, wants the halfway house in Lethbridge to fill a gap in the cycle of treatment for alcoholics and drug abusers, he told The Herald. Coupled with the alcoholism facility in Claresholm, which is expected to be opened in April, the centres will provide alcoholism recovery for both those who need intensive and medical treatment and those needing help in coping with everyday life. Tlie Claresholm project is a "live-in, 28-day stay facility with emphasis on group involvement," whereas a halfway house would be involved with persons having problems with their work, family or community living, because of alcohol. "The house will providing living accommodation, wherein, the atmosphere is conducive to the recovery process in a person recovering from dependency on any drug including alcohol," Mr. Cowie said. He added he sees no problem with the community accepting the house if residents realize its purpose and function. The house, which would accommodate a maximum of nine persons, would provide individual and group counselling that would be evening oriented so residents could work during the day or seek employment, he said. "Each person applying for the house would be screened before admission to assess motivation and chances of rehabilitation. Each person is expected to be employed or look for employment. "It is not a place for a bunch of stumbling, falling down drunks but will be a more rigid community than a high-rise or neighborhood boarding house." Mr. Cowie pointed out there will be a strict set of rules each resident must follow. Rules at the half-way house in Edmonton include no liquor or drugs on the premises, no smoking in bed and set hours for a person to be in or out. All regulations are strictly adhered to and residents are fully aware of them before they enter the house. The resident can be expelled if he does not follow some of the regulations, he said. The house would take referrals for alcoholics from various agencies including the hospitals, police, family court and the in-patient facility in Claresholm. The socity aims at providing proper counsellors and community workers to help the alcoholic back into the community in a responsible role. "We hope these people would, after a reasonable time, be employed, leave and rvf/.-i'-.'i'n- become independent with follow-up treatment through other supportive groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous," Mr. Cowie said. "The half-way house will be a non-medical residence where people are employed or seeking employment and taking part in counselling." Mr. Cowie pointed out the average length of stay in a half-way house is usually about four to six weeks with a maximum stay of about three months. "Most people using it will be anxious to progress in their ART STUDIO ON FIFTH ftV/�NuE PAINTINGS and DRAWINGS by Judith Nickol. B.A. and Don Fricha 710 - 5 AVE S LETMBRIDCE-ALTA recovery and those staying would be encouraged to move on. Each would have to be assessed by a group before leaving," he explained. The society now will be seeking members from Lethbridge to set policy decisions. "We can add up to 10 more members to the board and would like to get local people on it. This would have more relevance to the community," Mr. Cowie said. The half-way facilities in both Edmonton and Calgary come under the direction of the half-way acres society. Deadline is Jan. 31 for science fair entry students from junior and senior high schools throughout Alberta have until Jan. 31 to complete entry forms for the annual Lethbridge regional science fair March 23 and 24. Forms can be obtained from the schools or from the Lethbridge Research Station. Completed forms must be submitted to Dr. Dave Bowden at the research station. Two categories for the fair are biological and physical. Individual and group classes are included in both categories. Each exhibit should illustrate original scientific research, a scientific principle, process, application, technique, collection or innovation, said Blair Shaw, regional plant industry supervisor for the Alberta department of agriculture in Lethbridge. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners and several scholarships and tuition awards are available to participants. Hearing set for Taber radio station Hal Brown, president and general manager of radio station CHEC says his company's application for a Taber station will be heard March II at Vancouver. The hearing, by the Canadian Radio Television Commission, will consider expansion of CHEC to provide a satellite radio station for Taber. Anyone desiring to file an objection to the station must do so one month ahead of the hearing date, says Mr. Brown. Deadlines for such sub-' missions to the CRTC will be Feb. 11. "An interjection could defeat the proposal, but if not, it certainly could delay the opening of the station, so therefore we hope there will be none," Mr. Brown says. If there is no delay there is a possibility the Taber station could be on the air by September of this year. Winners from the Lethbridge fair will be eligible to compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair to be held in Calgary in May. 175 register for PEP at college Some 175 persons are registered in 12 Priority Employment Project courses at the Lethbridge Community College but a 13th course needs two more students before it can begin next week. The course in jeopardy teaches exterior and interior painting, an LCC spokesman said today. Three courses under way can also take more students. The courses are building maintenance, drapery construction and agricultural service. The latter teaches a variety of farm and ranch skills. Prospective students have a week to register for these courses. A course in sheet metal work begins in March and another in heavy duty machinery operation starts in April. . The PEP project is aimed at persons who need upgrading in specific skills in order to find jobs or who are employed and want to improve skills to help career advancement. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-eS6S E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBfllDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Express your love or Concern with a . . , Forget-Me-Not Bouquet only........... $10 Call 327-5747 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322-6th St. S., Lathbridgt HEINO OEEKEN - Manager DINE & DANCE Friday Saturday This Week Featuring "Starlite Trio" WESTWINDS 8:00 to 12:00 p.m NO COVER CHARGE Phone 328-7756 for 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) IN THE OLD TRADITION OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY I amllxj 'testauiatd ;