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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Organizational meeting turnout poor Town may lose preschool chance COALHURST (Staff) - A disappointing turn-out at a recent organizational meeting lias raised fears here tliat Coalhurst and area may lose a cliance to set up a government - funded liindergarten next fall. "We need to know now, not in August, how many children would be enrolled in the Itindergarten," said' Fiona Denhoed, of Coalhurst, one of Beef once cheap TABER (HNS) -Seven tons of beef was just so much baloney in the depths of the great depression. When Arthur Ingram shipped 14 head of cattle from Wrentham to Prpducers Livestock Commission Company at Calgary Nov. 15,1933, ' he might as well have shipped them to Dogpatch. He received a cheque for $155. The cattle . weighed 13,860 pounds. Beef was not high-priced in the "dirty thirties." The late Arthur Ingram farmed in the Wrentham area for many years. He was the grandfather of Gerald Ingram of Taber, grain buyer at the Taber Pioneer elevator. As a souvenir of the depression years, Gerald Ingram has framed the shipping return slip which was sent to his grandfather, along with the cheque for exactly $155.66. The 14 cattle included eight steers, five heifers and one cow. The cow brought $1.25 per hundredweight; four of the heifers brought $1.50; and the other heifer, a 900-pounder, brought $1.75. One of the steers also received the high grade and sold for the high price of $1.75 per hundredweight, while five others sold for $1.50 and the remaining two brought $1.40. Gross total for the shipment amounted to $202.28, but the deduction of expenses at the rate of 38 cents per hundredweight, totalling $52.62, left the net payment of $155.66. Kind of hard to imagine a cow weighing 1,-050 pounds selling for $13.12. But it was 40 years ago. Fish, game head elected PICTURE BUTTE - Dr. J. Takahashi has been elected president of the Picture Butte Fish and Game Association. The annual club banquet and awards night will be held tonight at Lee's Palace and is expected to draw about 70 sportsmen. Other officers elected at the recent meeting were Bill Vogt, vice-president; Kathy Hadford, secretary; and Asta Hage, treasurer. Named to the Lehto dam committee were members Hadford and Vogt. The membership committee is headed by Joe Mrak and Harry Sawa is chairman of the predators committee. Other chairmen will be named at the next club meeting. The club's community auction sale will be held March 30. the organizers of the meeting. "Otherwise we'll lose out." Held in the Coalhurst High School, the meeting attracted only 13 persons. Money is available through the provincial government's Early Childhood Services program for kindergartens, pre-schools and other early childhood educational programs for next fall if sufficient local interest is shown. Mrs. Denhoed said despite the poor turnout, a local ad" visory committee was formed by the people at the meeting to pursue the project further. "All we need is for parents of kindergarten - aged children to come and give us their names and to get involved if they want to," says Mrs. Denhoed. The project is not just for Coalhurst residents but for people in the surrounding area in the county as well, she added. Sparwood hospital site set SPARWOOD (HNS) - The site for Sparwood's new hospital has been chosen by the architects. It is to be located in the undeveloped area of lower Sparwood, between Englemann Spruce Drive and the Sparwood Motel. The site is a portion of a 25-acre parcel on which Dawson Developments had an option that expired in December. It is estimated that 10 acres will be required for the new hospital facilities. The Michel-Natal District Hospital Society recently requested by letter confirmation from council of the availability of the hospital site, clearance of title and cost. The site chosen was one of three that could have been utilized for a new hospital. SNOWMOBILES Incran* SpMd and HorMpowar 10% to 20% Increase fuel economy and, reduce engine wear at the same time! FOR INFORMATION Phone 327-9903 The Hev Aid- District Blairmore may borrow $144,000 for paving District calendar The Barons-Eiireka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and pre-school clinics: Picture Butte, Tuesday in the Picture Butte High School from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m.; Taber, Tuesday in the health unit office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nobleford, Wednesday in the school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Vauxhall. Wednesday in the elementary school from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Coaldaie, Thursday in the health unit office, in the Town Office Building (upstairs) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Taber, Thursday in the health unit office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Barons, Friday in the school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Japanese invest in oil refinery TEHRAN (AP) - Japan is to invest in a S00,000-barrel-a-day Iranian oil refinery, it was announced Thursday. Production of the $2-billion refinery, which also will feed a chemical refinery, will go to Japan, officials disclosed following the departure of Japan's minister of international trade and industry, Yasuhiro Nakasone. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - A $176,000 paving program is planned here for 1974. Town council is preparir money bylaw to author borrowing of $144,000 from the Alberta Municipal Finance Corporation. The remainder will come from general revenue. If the money bylaw is approved by local citizens, council will call tenders for the paving. The town's engineering con-sultants. Underwood, McLellan and Associates of Lethbridge, is planning a program that will include curb and gutters and paving of about 20 blocks. The 1973 program cost $250,000. Storm sewers will be installed at the east end of town in the vicinity of the Provincial Building. Cement sidewalks will be constructed from 35th St. S. to 16th Ave. CLAIM FIRSTS Saint John, -N.B., claims to have formed the country's first police force, chartered bank, fire insurance company, YWCA and penny newspaper. Friday. January 18,1974 - THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD -15 Legion president installed CHAMPION - Royal Canadian I.�gion zone commander Jack Duncan of Lethbridge recently installed Howard Hagg of Champion president of the local branch of the Legion. Vice-presidents J. McDougall and T. Doyle were installed along with executive members L. Hallett, A. Dunipace, R. C. Bach, C. J. Verslys and L. Lucas. Trustees are E. Farrel, E. Nowlin and W. Diemert. C. F. Verlys is sergeant-at-arms and H. K. Wallace is secretary-treasurer. New Year's baby a boy CLARESHOLM (HNS) -This town's first 1974 baby was bom to Dr. and Mrs. David Lightfoot of Claresholm and the boy is their first child. He weighed seven pounds, is a five ounces at birth. Dr. Lightfoot veterinarian surgeon. Local merchants are presenting gifta to the New Year's baby. Man faces murder charge CRESTON, B.C. (CP) -Melvin Arthur Naumann, 19, of Creston has been charged with non-capital murder in connection with the shooting deaths of Dale Delbert McMaster, 19, and Gerald Marshall Lavis, 19, both of Creston. Police said the shootingtook place at about midnight Tuesday night in a home in this Southeastern British Columbia community, following an argument. They said the youths were shot by a shotgun. Nardean named president Charity dolls Retired landscape painter Maude Ramage of Claresholm puts the finishing touches on several dolls she made for a local bazaar. The dolls will be sold to raise money for a missionary hospital for children in Africa. PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) - Melford Nardean of Picture Butte has been installed president of the Picture Butte branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Also installed recently were Cyril Noble, secretary- treasurer; and executive members Clarence Leek and Stan Thomas. Installing officer was Jack Duncan of the General Stewart branch, Lethbridge. The town will host the Legion zone curling playoffs Jan. 19 and 20. BLEMISHED RADIAL PLY SNOW TIRES Personal Shopping Please While Quantities and Sizes Last Made with 2 radial rayon body plys plus strong rayon belts for longer mileage and superior control. An aggressive tread pattern for excellent snow traction. SIZE FITS REG. 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