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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, January 22, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 Firemen hope for money from provincial coffer KIMBERLEY (Special) Fire prevention officials here are confident the provincial government will make more money available for rural firefighters following a meeting last week with Hugh Keenleyside. Kimberley Fire Chief Dick Keiver and former chief Jim Dickens returned from the meeting optimistic that some of their suggestions, such as more money for rural areas South In short Gas plant contributes PINCHER CREEK (Special) The Shell Canada Waterton gas plant has contributed to the Pincher Creek Community Band to help it purchase additional band instruments. Dancing class begins today PINCHER CREEK (Special) Mr. and Mrs. Norman Clark will instruct basic dance steps at a course in dancing tonight in the Matthew Halton Community School here. Centre proposal tabled PINCHER CREEK (Special) Town council has tabled a proposal from Preventive Social Services Director Brian Chambers that a family life centre be established here. Council will decide whether to accept or reject the proposal Monday. The centre would provide counselling, treatment for children with learning disabilities, and make child care infor- mation available. Chamber to install Jan. 31 CRANBROOK (Special) Urla Meckling will be installed president of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce at its annual dinner Jan. 31. Formerly a successful motel operator and now retired, Mrs. Meckling succeeds Norm McEvoy. Wally Armstrong has been named vice president. Mrs. Meckling is trying to revive the merchants' section of the chamber, long dormant here. Its chief function in recent years has been operating the tourist information centre here. Nominations are being solicited for the "citizen of the year." The first, winner was Veronica Main, director of Juniper 1 School for the Handicapped. School retains counsellor PINCHER CREEK (Special) John Braun, formerly guidance counsellor at Wilson Junior High School, Lethbridge, has been employed in the same capacity at the Matthew Halton Community School he're. He will develop a family life program, integrate elemen- tary and junior high programs in special education and develop special programs for students with learning disabilities. Election set Feb. 3 PINCHER CREEK (Special) The Capt. McPhail Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire here will elect officers at a meeting to be held at the Rose Wollman residence here Feb. 3. Grant will furnish centre PINCHER CREEK (Special) Culture, Youth and Recreation Minister Horst Schmid has provided a grant to furnish the Fred Huddlestun Senior Citizens' Drop-in Centre now being renovated here. The money will be used .for fur- nishings. Anyone 50 years or older is eligible for membership. Cardston construction down CARDSTON (HNS) Building permits issued by the Town of Cardston for December authorized construction valued at compared to for December, 1973. Permits for the year amounted to compared to for 1973. Residential permits for December amounted to compared to in December, 1973. Residential permits for the year amounted to compared to in 1973. These included nine mobile homes and 30 houses as well as several additions in 1974. The year 1973 saw 25 houses and several additions constructed. Disaster services chief named CARDSTON (HNS) Don Caldwell has been named unit co ordinatbr of the Chief Mountain Disaster Services area. Mr. Caldwell, Dr. Glen Jones and Clarence Eby will attend the Disaster Services conference at Calgary Thursday. The local area includes Magrath, Cardston, Glenwood, Hillspring and the Cardston Municipal District. Emphasis is now placed on natural disasters, rather than war. Province wide meetings are held annually, unless dis- asters such as floods or storms make other meetings necessary. Legion installs officers COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Robert Langille has been in- stalled president of the Coleman branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Other officers installed by Zone Commander Al Goddard of Fort Macleod were: Robert Schaap, vice president; Jack Hummel, second vice president; Walter Wasylyn, sergeant at arms; and James Park, secretary treasurer. The executive includes Fred Ashby, Nick Cytko, Don Fleming, Jack Kuftinoff, Nick Szmaef, Jack Smith, Norm Hammer, Tony Cocciolone, Glen Poulton, Bill McAdam and Ed Amell. and regional fire offices, will be incorporated. These measures are needed, they say, to fight the mam- moth firefighting problems that face this province. Dr. Keenleyside and Colin Evans, his executive assistant, are conducting an inquiry on behalf of the provincial government into all aspects of fire protection. Firefighters here are awaiting their report, ex- pected within two months. The two commissioners held a fact finding session at Cranbrook. They met with four fire chiefs and other volunteer fire chiefs from East Kootenay centres. Dr. Keenleyside admitted he knew little about firefighting .before his ap- pointment to head this com- mission. "I'm learning he said. He impressed Fire Chief Keiver and Mr. Dickens with his intelligence and tenacity in tackling the problems. Fire Chief Keiver says it is perhaps better to have an investigator who could start fresh on the issue and not have his ideas clouded by previous bias. "The largest said Mr. Dickens, secretary manager of the fire chiefs' association, "is that the ser- vice from the provincial fire marshall's office, in training, investigation, and assistance, 'is not sufficient. This is because they are under- staffed." He says regional fire marshall's offices must be es- tablished. "Another problem is the es- calating costs of apparatus and manpower." Areas out- side city boundaries were also discussed. Many people here and at Cranbrook believe these areas should receive more assistance for fire protection. Sewer report anticipates bigger town BROOKS (Special) A report on sewer services presented to town council an- ticipates that the population of this town may treble to 000 in the next 16 years. Rolf V. Johnson of Stanley Associates Engineering Ltd. of Calgary told council his firm has assumed the max- imum growth rate will be to in its analysis of re- quirements in the sewage dis- posal area. Stanley Associates provided alternates to cope with the need for additional sewage disposal facilities and recommended the expansion be in stages. Stage one would be the addi- tion of two aerated lagoons at a cost of with chlorination facilities costing The addition of chlorine would protect downstream users of One Tree Creek from possible con- tamination. Stage two would provide storage ponds with seven months holding capacity. Stage one would provide the best opportunity to satisfy Alberta department of the en- vironment requirements and to alleviate odor and maintenance problems now being experienced. The firm has conferred with Works Superintendent Bill Prentice on chemical use to reduce the odor problem. Council learned the domestic population now contributing to the lagoons is estimated at people. The local steel plant is the major industrial contributor with a flow equivalent to people. This brings the total equivalent population to about now using a sewage system designed for people. Council is studying methods to reduce the flow of in- dustrial water waste into the system. Cranbrook Council takes raise 'equaV to workers9 CRANBROOK (Special) City councillors have granted themselves a 12.5 per cent increase in their indemnities and a per month cost of living bonus. Aid. Art Beresford says "the cost of living bonus we gave ourselves is a distor- tion." Councillors should not get the same cost of living bonus as paid to city employees, he said. Council work is a second job, he says, not the one from which councillors make their living. So the entire bonus should not apply. Councillors should take only a percentage of the bonus, he says. But no other councillor would second his motion in this regard and open the ques- tion for discussion. Hence council refused to discuss the recent pay raise they gave themselves. It is the same raise and bonus they gave all city employees. Councillors' indemnities have increased by 130 per cent since 1972, Aid. Beresford says. The indemnities are now about for the mayor and about for the aldermen. Other councillors defend what they pay themselves. Mayor Ty Colgur says Cranbrook indemnities are lower than those in similar B.C. cities. Aid. Don Sherling says councillors are under- paid. He says he gets a "pit- tance" as an alderman. Aid. Sherling and other councillors say they work longer hours than the pay justifies. Since for them the city is a second job, they must take these hours from their free time. Dead man choked in hospital FERN1E (Special) An inquiry into the death of Leon Javorsky, who died in the Fernie District Hospital in November and whose death was mentioned as one of the reasons for resignations of hospital trustees, has revealed that the man died of food suffocation. The enquiry was carried out by Coroner Dr. Nihad Fahmi. He released the following statement: "I find that Leon Javorsky's death was the result of food suffocation and no foul play has been attributed to be the cause." Dr. Fahmi said that certain of the man's vital organs had been sent to a pathologist in Cranbrook for ex- amination. The pathologist's report also supported food suffoca- tion as the cause of death. Sworn statements in connection with the man's death were ob- tained by the RCMP from various hospital employees on duty at the time. Javorsky had been confined in a special room of the hospital pending removal to Rivervievv Hospital at New Westminster. Farmers' classes set TABER (HNS) The Taber district agriculturist's office has announced winter courses for farmers. Applications must be made at the Taber administration building by Friday, January 24, according to the news bulletin. Engineering Coal mining may return in big way The coal mining industry may see revitalization in the Lethbridge district shortly if CanPac Minerals Ltd. goes ahead with plans to open million mine meeting Set employing 270 people. The coal field Canpac has in mind is north of leth- bridge and west of Diamond City and Shaughnessy (heavy lined This map also shows abandoned mines in the Lethbridge district (light lined Though company officials haven't designated a pithead site, they have indicated it will probably be slightly west of the Picture Butte highway between Diamond City and Shaughnessy. High River marks building record HIGH RIVER (Special) This town enjoyed another record breaking year for building with permits authorizing construction valued at in 1974. This is an increase of 754 from the previous record of set a year earlier. October was the best month as a million construction total was authorized by residential permits. There was in commercial construction and in in- stitutional construction. These figures include three Contract talks fail COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Town council and Canadian Union of Public Employees of- ficials here failed this week to Band to perform Saturday PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) The University of Calgary Chamber Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Pic- ture Butte High School. The chamber band is com- prised of selected music ma- jors from the larger universi- ty concert band, it plays traditional band music, despite its name. reach an agreement for a 1975 contract for town employees.. Dick Campion of Calgary, an industrial relations officer, has been named to solve the dispute. Council has applied for a grant to undertake a street improvement program here. It has been approved by the department of highways. The Crowsnest Pass highway impact study group, probing the new location for Highway 3, has requested council to meet Feb. 7 with department of highways engineers at Coleman. Council learned from D. M. Black of Calgary, representing a firm interested in building a shopping centre here, that more information is required on land available for the project. new homes, a motor hotel, the new ambulance garage and a number of private garages as well as repairs and renovations to existing buildings. Construction totals for various types of building per- mits last year were: single family residences: multiple dwellings, nil; dwell- ing repairs, private garages, commercial, commercial alterations, in- dustrial, government buildings, (ACT and provincial and in- stitutional, FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council Monday night decided to hold a special meeting soon with consulting engineers Underwood, McLellan and Associates, to take a hard look at the propos- ed sewage lagoon system. At the same time, the new water intake system will be discussed. No date has been set, Coun. Marg Moses, police commission chairman, will discuss with the local RCMP a proposal to designate 5th Avenue as a through truck- route. Both 1st and 3rd Avenues are now truck routes. Council decided to join with Pincher Creek, Cardston and Claresholm in declaring a holiday during the upcoming Canada Winter Games. A date will be set that is mutually agreeable. A government conciliation officer will be named to solve a wage dispute between the town and 12 outside workers represented" by the Canadian Union of Public Employees. At Taber, a one day course is to be conducted at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 in the department's lecture room on the subject of labor relations how to find and keep labor for farming operations. Also at Taber, on five successive Wednesdays com- mencing Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. a swine production course will be held. Registration fee is Weekly subjects discussed will be facilities, ventilation and manure handling; nutrition; diseases and herd health and economics. In competition with the Canada Winter Games, two courses are scheduled for Vauxhall, for which pre registration is necessary. Five days a week, five hours per day Feb. 3 through 21, the subject of irrigation manage- ment will be aired. Topics include .soil characteristics, soil water movement, water holding capacity, plant water requirements, fluid mechanics, irrigation systems, surface, sub sur- face, trickle and sprinkler systems, and legal im- plications of irrigation. Feb. 10 through 21, beef production will be discussed. Lack of sufficient registrations for any of these courses will result in cancellation, according to the DA's office. Homemakers' class set BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) A homemaker's course will be held here for Crowsnest Pass women for six' Wednesdays beginning Feb. 26. Crowsnest Pass Preventive' Social Services director -Alan Wilcke says the place will be announced later. It will be free and baby sitting services will be provid- ed for mothers taking the course. Karen Gilmore, home economist in this area, will lead three sessions. Other per- sons who are skilled in child development fields will par- ticipate. Women's rights, family life skills, cooking, weaving, family planning, sell improve- ment or group leadership may be discussed at the final ses- sion April 2, depending on the interest shown. It could be ex- tended beyond six weeks, said Mr. Wilcke. CATTLE BUYERS NEEDED NOW No buying experience neces- sary. Train to buy cattle, hogs and, sheep. The growing live- stock industry needs qualified buyers. A good aptitude is re- quired for today's competitive markets. You should have a farm or agricultural background. Must enjoy working wiih livestock. Good earnings secure fu- ture for those who qualify. Write today with your personal background and qualifications. Include: name, age, address phone number. We will arrange art interview for you, near your home town. No phone calls, please. AMERICAN CATTLE CO. 175 W. 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