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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, January 24, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 Cardston council continues business licence action against Lethbridge dairy Cardston town council has promised merchants it will further consider implementa- tion of a business licence of to be levied against any outside dairy to do business in the town. LeRon Pitcher, mayor, told The Herald in a telephone interview this morning coun- cil promised to go over a bylaw requiring the business licence of following a Tuesday meeting of council, merchants and board members for the Cardston Co Operative Ltd. creamery. At the last regular council meeting, the bylaw was given three readings and passed un- animously. The bylaw is designed to protect the creamery from outside com- petition since the creamery by law can't compete with other dairies outside Cardston. Mr. Pitcher said the issue has been blown out of propor- tion and there seems to be some people who want a con- tinuing battle. He said the dairies' in Lethbridge have never been billed, they have never refus- ed to pay the licence fee and there has not been any com- munication between the town and the dairies. The town was to serve notice on the Palm Dairies Ltd. plant this week but will withhold action until direction is received from the next council meeting Tuesday. Mr. Pitcher said the added discussion about the bylaw by council is on the agenda, but the order of business will determine whether council can accommodate the bylaw. Mr. Pitcher said a petition presented to council at the hearing was simply a sounding board for the feeling of the residents. He said nobody seems to want to take responsibility for' circulating the petition and council doesn't know who the sponsor is. He said there were a lot of Coaldale police at full strength WALTER KEHBER photos IAN CONEYBEER, LEFT, WAS HELPED BY BOB BARBER AT THE FIRST FLY TYING CLASS Record turnout i drawn by flies South In short The Coaldale police force is at full strength again, with three constables, a police chief and three part time constables from Lethbridge Community College law en- forcement program. Earl Foxall, chairman of Farmers' shots advised Another three instructors will help teach a record tur- nout of fly tying students Sun- day afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association, 9th Avenue and 18th Street. Between 25 and 30 students of different skill levels attend- ed the first class last week, said Gene Scully, head instructor. He is a machinist at Baalim Wholesale who has taught fly tying for six to eight years. Students learn to tie wet flies and nymphs first, then progress to dry flies. They also learn which flies are "good" locally and which ones work in other places. The classes are free -to members of the association. Children under 12 are also ad- mitted free. Memberships in the association cost From to in equipment is needed for the classes. Ad- ditional students may enrol Sunday. Rod, gun club chief dislikes deer kill CRANBROOK (SpecialL- Creston Rod and Gun President Earl Brennan says he does not recommend that Kimberley and Cranbrook hunters go to the Creston area for deer. Creston area fruit growers, fish and wildlife officials and sportsmen say the extension of the deer season in the Creston area is only a tern- Wild beasts may control own disease BROOKS (Special) Attempts are being made to get wild animals to vaccinate themselves against rabies, Dr. H. N. Vance, director of Alberta's veterinary services division, said here recently. Dr. Vance said an oral rabies vaccine for wild animals is being tested at Con- naught Laboratories in Toron- to. So far the vaccine has been tested mainly on foxes, the main carriers of rabies in Eastern Canada and the eastern United States. In the western areas of both countries the disease is carried mainly by skunks, Dr. Vance said. A freeze dried vaccine virus is placed in plastic bags and set out for the animal to find. The curious foxes tear open the gab and eat the vac- cine. It immunizes them against rabies. But whether skunks will react as readily, says Dr. Vance, remains to be seen. If the method, or a modified version, does work with them, it will mean the disease may be controlled' without using depopulation method now used. "It could also mean a more effective rabies control program than we have at the present Dr. Vance said. porary solution to the problem of deer in the orchards. The temporary solution appears to be having its desired effect. The hunting of whitetail deer is helping chase them out of the orchard area, officials say, but there is some fear of overkill because the extension stretches to Feb. 16. Mr. Brennan says the death rate has dropped radically, however, since a heavy first week kill. "The deer seemed to dis- appear after the second he says. "There were some fellows from Kelowha around last week who never saw a deer the whole time they were here." Mr. Brennan's unhappiness with the extension is twofold. He wants more action on alternate habitat and more local control of the extension. "The extension .may have been, necessary but not too many people are very happy about it. There should have been planning much earlier for alternate winter grounds." He says the rod and gun club would like more controls on hunting.' 'We would like to see permits limited to 20 a day and the local conservation of- ficer have the power to close the season anytime he sees fit." He says feeding is helping pull the deer from the hunting area this year but the fish and wildlife branch "can't rely on their feeding stations as a per- manent answer. "They even increased the problem last year, the first year of feeding, by being too close to the orchards." Mr. Brennan says the fruit growers should come up with .a spray to keep deer away from their orchards. But the growers say sprays, scare devices, fences and loss payment plans won't work. The fruit growers do en- dorse the club president's proposals on alternate winter habitat and will present a resolution to the B.C. Fruit Growers Association at Kelowna to this effect. Square dance tonight at 8 FORT MACLEOD The Midnight Squares square dancing club will hold its regular dance at p.m. tonight in the Fort Macleod elementary school. There will be a round dance prac- tice at 8 p.m. Evening course grant upped BROOKS (Special) The provincial department of educa- tion has announced an increase in grants for evening credit courses, says Russell Wiebe, Brooks school superintendent. High school credit courses during the 1974 75 term will cost adult students only per course. This fee will include textbooks and supplies, said Mr. Wiebe. Higher grants will mean higher salaries for instructors. Se- cond semester classes begin in February. Wood by-products recycled FERNIE (Special) Wood shavings formerly burned are now being sold by Crows Nest Industries. CNI President Bruce Pepper said this week his company is now selling sawdust and wood shavings to a fibre board plant at Columbia Falls. The material involved amounts to units per year. A unit is about pounds. CNI has obtained an export permit from the provincial government in order to ship from the province.. Vulcan man graduates VULCAN (Special) Chris Irwin, son of Dick and Helen Irwih of Vulcan, has graduated from the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronic Engineering at Kingston, Ont. He attained the highest class standing and is now serving as a radio technician at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake. Fort game association elects FORT MACLEOD (Special) Joe Tarness has been named president of the Fort Macleod Fish and Game Association. He succeeds Julius Moltzahn. The new executive also includes Boyd Loyst, Elmer Driver, Bill Havinga, Art Chilton, Heber Beazer, Gene Koopman, Bob Moses and James Vander- valk. Lions to sponsor boxing BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Blairmore Lions Club will sponsor a 10 bout boxing card here in March date and place to be announced. Carmen Rinke, a local boxer, will highlight the card. Proceeds will be used to help pay for Lions community pro- jects. Lions Dr. Dennis Pitkin and Vern Decoux are collecting used eyeglasses for India and they solicit donations. Enchant woman to be honored ENCHANT (HNS) Edith Wiest of Enchant will be honored at an open house at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Enchant Community Hall on the occasion of her 80th birthday. A widow for the past 16 years, Mrs. Wiest has spent 63 years in the Enchant community. She has been a member of the Women's Community Association for 26 years and a member of the Enchant Chamber of Commerce for 15 years. She. will entertain at tea in her home Saturday afternoon and will be guest of honor at a family dinner prior to the open house. Dance to honor ex-reeve MILK RIVER (HNS) Former reeve and councillor Ed Pittman, recently retired from the Warner County council, will be honored at a public "appreciation night" dance at 9 p.m. Jan. 31, in the Elks Hall here. Women are asked to bring sandwiches or cake. VULCAN (Special) District Agriculturist Dennis Stretch of Vulcan advises farmers to keep up their polio and tetanus injections. "Farming is one occupation which has the potential for many small cuts and says Mr. Stretch. "Although these injuries may not appear dangerous, they are an opening for bacteria to enter the body. It is therefore advisable for farmers to keep up their polio and tetanus in- jections." the town's police commission, said the force has been at full strength for about a week and generally "everything is quiet." Art. Schmidt, the force's new chief, has been in police work for about 18 years in Saskatchewan, and the con- stable who stayed with the force after the others resigned, Art Nernberg has about 15 years experience on Saskatchewan police forces. Constable Bob Shuster, who came to Coaldale from Calgary, has eight years ex- perience with the Yorkshire Constabulary in England and Constable Robert Coe came from a police force at Okotoks, south of Calgary. names of residents under 16 years of age on the petition which is not indicative of the thoughts of all the people. The licence fee or tariff was set at because that is about what the Cardston creamery pays in total tax to the town. The creamery tax bill is about for proper- ty and business tax, electrici- ty and utilities. The fact that should the Lethbridge dairy decide to pay the tax and the possible resulting increase in price for dairy products has been a concern for council, said Mr. Pitcher. But several merchants have indicated to council they are not concerned. They can go through their direct wholesalers in Lethbridge to get extra products, said Mr. Pitcher. Coun. Robert Russell, chairman of the committee which introduced the dairy licencing bylaw, said Thurs- day in a telephone interview town council was acting in the interests of consumers when it passed the bylaw. He said many people have said if Palm is forced to quit servicing Cardston, the monopoly situation which would develop and take all choice of product away from the consumer goes both ways. If council didn't implement the licence, the Cardston creamery would have been forced out and the consumer would still be left without a choice. Dr. Russell said council had one of three choices to make. Cardston could have been absorbed into the Lethbridge milk control area which would have shut off all other outside dairies from entering the area and again, would have eliminated competition and choice. Or it could take the licenc- ing route to bring the competi- tion factor for outside and local dairies into equality, he said. JANUARY SPECIALS! S I SPANISH CONSOLE In Autumn Oak. SUM. 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