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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THt LETHMIDOE HERALD January Town council checks invitation list Herald Staff Writer FORT MACLEOD Dr. Charlotte Whitton, 77-year-old former mayor of Ottawa who has the Indian name, of Mawakee, (the Peigan Indians made her an honorary princess in will be invited to the Fort Macleod Centen- nial Homecoming Weekend July 5, 6 and 7. The outspoken, peppery Dr. Whitton was named Mawakee after a prominent Indian woman. At the time she said, "the name means pretty woman which would obviously be a mis- nomer." She has been outspoken on such sub- jects as the royal commission on the status of women which she labelled "an exercise in futility." She has also said, "A woman has to be twice as good as a man to be thought half as good. You not only have to prove yourself, but you have to counter generations of prejudice." She was made an honorary princess by the Black Horse Society the Peigan Indian Reserve at Brocket in 1961, shortly after her re-election as mayor of Ottawa. The list of VIPs to be invited was inspected by town council here Monday night. The list includes the new Officer Commanding, Lethbridge subdivision, RCMP, Insp. John Bentham; a former Lethbridge Officer Commanding, now assistant commissioner at Edmonton, Insp. V. M. Seppala; Reg Jennings, an oldtimer of the district of Standard Gravel and an engineer who built many roads; Jim Flaherty, head of the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Kainai Chieftainship; all the former RCMP commissioners; descendents of Col. James MacLeod; Alberta Mines and Minerals Minister Bill Dickie and consumer affairs minister, also responsible for tourism, Bob Dowling; Gov.-Gen Jules Leger; Prime Minister Trudeau; Lieut.-Gov. Grant MacEwan; Premier Peter Lougheed; and the present RCMP com- missioner. Town councillors said they, too, would be invited. They were asked to suggest names ot possible invitees. Council agreed all the VIPs to be in- vited wouldn't come but, hopefully, some would. And most hopefully of all, council hoped Dr. Charlotte Whitton would be on hand for Homecoming Weekend festivities. These will include everything from a beer garden dance to a broomball club reunion. Festivities include an agricultural convention; Little Royal Show and Sale; Midnight Days and Centennial Parade, (councillors learned the float is sitting out in the weather now and rapidly becoming decrepid. Guaranteed bottom beet price sought PICTURE BUTTE A The stabilization payment is In fact, Mr. Nieboer said guaranteed minimum price issued to farmers only in producers would likely be fac- Hint prices ing a ceiling price for their CHARLOTTE WHITTON for sugar beets was advocated at the annual meeting of the Lethbridge Northern Sugar Beet Growers Association here Monday. A motion seconded by newly elected vice -president John Zeinstra of Picture Butte would set the minimum price for sugar beets at a ton, up from the government floor price of (15.98 per ton es- tablished in 1966 to save the in- dustry from distress prices. The Canadian Sugar Beet Growers Association has been unsuccessfully pressuring the federal crop stabilization board to set the floor price for sugar beets at per ton. Blairmore decides to go ahead with road-paving plan BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Town council Mon- day night decided to go ahead with a paving program here despite rising costs. Council signified its inten- tion to proceed with paving, curb and gutter work, sidewalk and storm sewer construction this summer. But costs have shot up since last year's program. Information received from Wes Filo of Underwood, McLellan and Associates Limited, engineering con- sultants, showed costs for paving have increased to from per foot. Curb and gutter costs have leaped from to per foot. New figures submitted last night show the paving program had increased from an estimated to curb and gutter costs had increased from to The sidewalk program had jumped from to and the storm sewer project will now cost The total program will cost of which the town can borrow and the balance, will come from general revenue. Some revisions will be made, coun- cillors agreed. Council approved the sale, to the federal government, of a piece of property 135 by 200 feet for construction of new offices for the RCMP. The property is immediately north of the town office complex. Approval was given to make a grant of to the Blair- more Municipal Library for 1974. Stock growers plan meeting The 78th annual meeting of the Western Stock Growers' Association is scheduled for the Calgary Inn Feb. 4, 5 and 6. Key note speakers for the convention, based on the theme land use, include Alberta agriculture minister Hugh Homer, George Engler, supervisor of Lewis and Clarke National Forest in Montana, Gordon MacEachern, president of the Agricultural Economics Research Council of Canada and Doug Allen, partner in McKinnon, Allen and Associates. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC 22251ft St. I. PhoiM32t-4M5 STRATFORD WEATHER STATION QM WovM chtnii In tuwd MCTAQ nnhril IfW fOCfll I bumWtty nwtor. SPECIAL cm .97 87-1717 DOWNTOWN Last year's grant was 9500 and this year's grant is based on a per capita figure. The provincial government will add to the town's grant with a 75 cents per capita grant. The town will recover a good portion of its grant through services charged back to the library. Councillors Roy Amundson and Sam Goodman will repre- sent the town on the library board. Tourism importance stressed COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Ken Cyr of the Travel Alberta Association, Edmon- ton, and Ken Noble of Tourist Industries Association of Alberta, Calgary, spoke to more than 50 people at the Crowsnest Pass Citizens' Tourist Association's first an- nual meeting here Monday night. Both men stressed the im- portance of tourism as a ma- jor industry. Dr. John Neal and Frank Smith of the Southern Alberta Tourist and Convention Association of Lethbridge were present to discuss the advantage of Zone 1 to the Crowsnest Pass. The Crowsnest Pass Citizens' Tourist Association made its feelings clear to the meeting what zone I should do for the area and what had not been done with regard to promoting the 'Pass. A new executive was elected. It comprises Rudy Andrist of Bellevue, president; Jim Kerr of Sen- tinel, vice-president; and committee nominees Joyce Brown, Morden McNeil, Otto Krugg, William McAdam, Dr. John Irwin, Betty Linderman, Fred Bradley and Ferucio Dececco. Candle core change asked The federal department of consumer and corporate af- fairs has urged candle manufacturers to find sub- stitutes for lead in the core of candle wicks. In a release, the depart- ment says the amount of lead given off during burning is "minute and does not present an imminent health hazard." But it adds that any un- necessary addition of lead to the home environment adds to the total exposure to a cumulative poison. Eaton's in Lethbridge is holding some stocks of the candles back from sale. As yet, the store has received no instructions from the chain's head office on the matter, Ken Rooke, store manager, said Monday. BEHMMN'S 1MI Am 8. years when the sell: of refined sugar falls low enough so sugar manufac- turers can't afford to pay at least 115.98 per ton of beets harvested. This year, sugar beet growers are benefitting from skyrocketing world sugar prices. They have received a per ton initial payment for their beets and Saturday received another per ton. Officials at the meeting said final returns for the 1973 beets could reach per ton. The government floor price won't come into effect for the 1973 beets because the farmers will make more than per ton. But the farmers claim their costs of production have increased so much since 1966 that is unrealistically low and they want the floor price increased to a point which will guarantee them adequate returns in future years. When asked if per ton was realistic, out-going association president Bernard Nieboer told the 75 producers at the meeting that the stabilization board has been unsympathetic to the wishes of the farmers. Preparation for service RICK ERVIN photo Lethbridge Transit System superintendent John Frouws attaches a licence plate to one of three new buses just acquired by LTS. Polished steel bumpers will be installed as soon as the bumper bars arrive, says Mr. Frouws, an example of the parts shortages which delayed delivery. LTS now has 19 transit buses and 11 school buses, but two transit buses will be retired shortly. 38 more lots to be provided Mobile home park plan okayed FORT MACLEOD Town council Monday night approv- ed town secretary Roy White's plan to enlarge the town mobile home park by 38 lots. The town already has 36 lots for mobile homes on the south side of the tracks here. The new lots will be about 44 by 69 feet for trailer purposes. Mr. White said his plan will give five additional full-size lots and 33 smaller ones. "That gives me 11 more lots by making them two-thirds the size of a full he said. "Would it be possible to ser- vice two trailers with one sewer and one water hook- asked Coun. Phil Hodnett. Deputy Mayor Charlie Edgar turned thumbs down on the idea. "I think there is a bylaw in town or in the province that no two houses can be on one sewer." He said arguments always ensued as to who plugged the sewer up. The town secretary said he would check that question out. Councillors agreed if a sewer line does plug up it is the town's responsibility to unplug it "right to their trailers." Deputy Mayor Charlie Edgar said, "If we are going to have a trailer park we better submit plans to the health authorities before we get our neck in a sling." Coun. Ron Tilbe "We can still go ahead with the size of the lots." The secretary's plan was approved by council, subject to approval by the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission. The big lots will be reserved for double-wide mobile homes, said Mr. White. Rentals were listed as: full- size lot, a two-third lot, one a one-half, Prime lot sales approved for proposed lumber yard FORT MACLEOD Town council paved the way for a new lumber yard here Monday night by approving the sale of three lots and giving an option of purchase on two more lots to Francis Feyter of Fort Macleod. Council may raise rents on 10 south pasture areas FORT MACLEOD Ten pasture areas on the south side of town will have their Granum-area residents seek toll-free phone service FORT MACLEOD Nine- teen residents of the Granum area want a toll-free Alberta Government Telephones ser- vice to Fort Macleod. There may be more, but 19 people signed a letter to W. G. Sutherland of ACT at Calgary saying toll-free service from the Granum area to Claresholm seems assured but will be of "no real benefit to them." The Granum area people "receive their mail in Fort Macleod, have their doctor and hospital facilities there and their children attend high school there." The matter was aired at a meeting Monday night of the Fort Macleod town council. Town secretary Roy White was requested to write to AGT authorities and urge that the people of the Granum area, north of Fort Macleod, be given the option of toll-free service to Fort Macleod. Earlier they had been given the option of toll-free service to Claresholm only. "We feel this is dis- criminating against the Town of Fort the letter to AGT was to say. leases expire April 1 and then the rents may be raised, town council noted last night. "Everybody seems said Coun. Phil Hodnett, ap- parently referring to the ren- tal now in effect. "I would never have thought 10 pastures would be used in he said. Coun. Grant Day said several pastures could be add- ed if needed. Apparently equestrian enthusiasm is on the increase with the town just through the RCMP Centennial year and now moving into its own Centennial The lots are located on the north side of 15th Street west of 3rd Avenue here and are be- ing sold at the prime commer- cial zone price of each. They are lots 19 to 23. As noted in Coun. John Davis' motion, Mr. Feyter has until the end of 1975 the option to purchase the final two lots in the block. Asked Coun. Grant Day: "Why not let him buy all the lots Coun. Davis answered by saying, "We don't want to sell land to people unless they are going to develop it." The town will service only lot 19 now. "If he is building a lumber yard he will want to buy the whole said Coun. Day. Said Coun. Davis: "If he builds a lumber yard we will sell him the lots just as fast as he can develop them." The sale of all five lots will dispose of all town property on 15th Street. Pasture request refused FORT MACLEOD Town council Monday night refused permission to Van Tol of Fort Macleod to lease 40 acres near the airport here for a hone pasture. Coun. Ron Tilbe said, "We have refused to sell this before and we have refused to lease it. I don't think we should." beets. Hand in hand with the minimum payment resolution was a call for a national sugar policy. 21.95 tons per acre top crop PICTURE BUTTE Matt Perich of Picture Butte was awarded a trophy for produc- ing the highest tonnage per acre in 1973 at the annual meeting of the Lethbridge Northern Sugar Beet Growers Association here Monday. He grew 21.95 tons per acre, well above the 10-year average of 15 tons for the area. In other award presen- tations, three growers receiv- ed 25-year pins denoting the number of years they have been involved in the sugar beet industry in the region. Beet producers elect directors PICTURE BUTTE Only one member of the board of directors for the Lethbridge Northern Sugar Beet Growers Association was returned at the group's annual meeting here Monday. Herman Stroeve of Picture Butte was the director re- elected. Elected to new positions on the board were vice- president John Zeinstra of Picture Butte, Gordon Davy of Shaughnessy, Cor van Raay of Iron Springs and Frank Kubik of Turin. Norris Taguchi of Picture Butte was re-elected from the association to the central board of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association. Walter F. Boras of Iron Springs was elected to his first term on the central board. In a separate election between the directors to the central board, Mr. Taguchi was named president of the local association. Retiring directors include president Bernard Nieboer, vice- president Walter V. Boras, and directors Lawrence Fletcher, Allan Holthe and Nester van Vaerenbergh. Man to appear on theft charge When contacted by The Herald, Mr. Van Tol said he has no idea why the town won't lease the land to him. He requires the land for pasture for his children's two horses. The town council will con- sider the new RCMP contract for policing the town for two years at its next meeting. An Edmonton man, arrested early this morning in a down- town restaurant in possession of jewellery, was scheduled to appear in provin- cial court at 2 p.m. today to face charges of theft from Klga's Jewellery and Men's Wear. The theft was reported about p.m. Monday -by store owner Tom Higa. Mr. Higa had returned to the store, 406 13th St. N., and found the glass door and one window smashed. An alarm system failed to sound. He reported that about 200 worth of men's rings and watches had been stolen. City police arrested Robert Charles Protheroe, 43, of Ed- monton. The restaurant owner told The Herald this morning that a man walked into his business this morning. He looked drunk but was quiet. The owner asked the man if he wanted anything to eat or drink. "It was at this time that I noticed he had rings on all 10 fingers and watches all over the place, even on his he said. "I started to talk with the man, asking where he got all the nice rings and watches. LCI band, Songbird set Lethbridge rock fans will be in for a musical treat this weekend. The occasion a perfor- mance by Vancouver recording artist Tom Middleton and his musical troupe Songbird appearing in concert with the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Band at 8 p.m. Saturday in the LCI auditorium. Mr. Middleton, whose tune It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference made it into the top 10 nationally, will be per- forming as part of a tour ot 19 different Canadian centres. "He told me he bought them when he was drunk. "He then took three watches out and wanted to sell them to me. He wanted for all three. United Way directors appointed The Lethbridge United Way has announced the appoint- ment of three new members to its 15-member board of directors. The appointments are Fern Bouchard, who is on the current campaign committee, Barbara Jones, a team cap- tain, and Jim Evans, who will also serve as the federal government campaign chair- man. Publicity committee member Norm Giesbrecht said the board of directors is still looking to fill two more vacancies caused by transfers and resignations. It hopes to fill these positions by the an- nual meeting in early March. The United Way board and agency representatives had scheduled a meeting to dis- cuss more agency participa- tion in the next United Way campaign. The agencies are seeking more participation in this fall's drive for funds. FOX DENTINE CUINC I. P. FOX, C.D.M. M4 MIDfC AL Df HTM. KM. FURNACES (IN STOCK) SHEET NETM. WORK MM XT-Mil ;