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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta JMMVy M, 1174-THI LtTHMVDOl HMAL0-17 Program expanded to cut pupil failure Park will have enlarged boating facilities, picnic sites and reduced but controlled trailer and camping accommodation. Little Bow Park plans to be reviewed TABER A program designed to reduce pupil failure in the elementary grades has been expanded in the Taber school division. A recent meeting of the Taber school board approved a request for an additional teacher to work in the learning disabilities program and Joan De Maere of Lethbridge has been hired. She will work with Alice O'Dwyer, hqad of the program. It has become impossible for Miss O'Dwyer to handle the increasing work load. Miss De Maere's appointment will make it possible to increase the instructional service in learning disabilities programs at Vauxhall, Enchant and Hays schools. Hiring the additional teacher will also facilitate the extension of the program to a number of Grade 1 pupils who have been making "less than satisfactory" progress during the first half of the school year. The learning disability program provides specialized instruction for elementary pupils who are having severe problems in gaining a mastery of the basic skills reading, spelling, and mathematics. These pupils are of average, or above-average intelligence, but have not learned nearly as well as most of their peers. The goal is to reduce pupil failure in the elementary grades. Most school failure is directly attributable to incompetency in the "three Rs." Another objective is to develop elementary school "alumni" who are better prepared to cope with the more sophisticated skills developed in the junior high program. Town wants work on underground wires to start BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Town council has approved plans for ACT underground wiring in town VULCAN A meeting will be held at the Champion Community Hall Feb. 6, to review renovation plans and future developments of Little Bow Provincial Park, now having its trailer and camping sites reduced in number. The meeting will start at 2 p.m. A. Drinkwater, director of parks for the provincial government, will speak on behalf of Lands and Forests Minister Dr. Allan H. Warrick. Little Bow MLA Ray Speaker will attend. He helped in negotiations between the province and the Champion Lions Club, sponsors of the meeting, and district residents. Mr. Drinkwater has answered several questions mailed from local residents in regard to the renovations. Asked about dirt being hauled two miles to the park, he said "We did not wish to take dirt from the park and we obtained the dirt free of charge from an adjoining landowner who was excavating on his own property. Sunshine Gas Co-operative elects first executive Residents wanted to know if there will be a cutback in the number of potential camp or camper areas from 400 to 270 in 1974. "It is not possible to indicate what the campground situation will be in 1974 at this time. In the final development of this park, 235 formalized campground units will be provided as maximum. In addition, there will be about 160 day-use car parking units provided in the day use area. "There will be a total of about 400 vehicle units permitted in the park at any one time when the development is completed." Asked if toilet facilities will be adequate, Mr. Drinkwater said 33 individual sanitary units will be available "very adequate for the new design." He said the operating budget for Little Bow Provincial Park for 1973-74 was The capital budget. was The potential budget for 1974-75 has not yet been presented in the legislature. Pulp, paper employees sign 2-year agreement CRANBROOK (Special) A two-year agreement has been signed by Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd. and the Pulp and Paper Workers of VULCAN John Green of the Herronton district has been named board chairman of the Sunshine Gas Co- operative. Two hundred members attended the recent annual meeting to elect officers and 15 directors. The board chairman was head of the provisional committee which brought the co-op to formation. Pat Roe of Vulcan is vice- chairman, Lawrence Yeomans of Blackie will continue as secretary, and Bill Kabeary of Blackie is treasurer. Directors are Gordon Newman, High River, Barry Bricker, Blackie, Ralph Oberholtzer, Arrowwood, George Gooch, Vulcan, David Wark, Mossleigh, Pat Roe, Vulcan, Fred Payee, Brant, Gordon McKay, Vulcan, John Green, Blackie, Milton Ryan, Blackie, Allan Hurl, Mossleigh, Gilbert Vooys, Milo, Gordon Leadbeater, Shouldice, Ervin Brown, Ensign, and Blain Middleton, Vulcan. Subdivision approval i assures building lots TABER (HNS) An adequate 1974 supply of residential building lots is assured as the result of recent town council action in approving a subdivision. Council approved in principle a subdivision plan for the north west corner of town north of 58th Ave. and west of 50th St., including the 44-acre rodeo grounds location, and involving a site for a public school development. A replot approved by the council includes the area east of 48th St. from 58th to 64th avenues in which 118 residential lots will be available. Immediate plans leave the rodeo grounds intact. An additional 91 building lots will be provided south of the rodeo grounds as demand requires. All of the land area can be serviced and drained with minimal expense from existing water and sewer mains. Council had previously established a policy of servicing building sites before sale, the servicing costs to be applied directly to the land sale values. Surveying for plan registration will proceed at an early date. Possible locations for a mobile home subdivision were discussed but no firm decision was made, whether in the new subdivision or in the area north of 62nd Ave. west of 58th St. at the industrial park. Meeting with the council was Code Clements, planner with the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission. He discussed also the new parking and lighting arrangements at the community recreation centre. Council approved the subdivision in the N. A. Long property providing three lots, the centre one being the location of the new Heritage Motor Hotel. The approval was subject to sufficient parking spaces being provided on the hotel property. Assessment appeal board cases increase five-fold CRANBROOK (Special) A court of revision for city assessment appeals has been named. Members are retired businessman and former alderman, Ed Leonard, retired decorator Frank Edmunds, and insurance agent Malcolm Killam. Assessor Joe Stropky reports five-fold increase to about 34, the number of appeals. The majority is from motels and hotels. The sessions will be in council chambers starting Jan. 31. The same personnel will be the court of revision for rural Cranbrook assessment appeals. Home Recipe Plan Takes Off Ugly Fat It's simple may lose pounds of unsightly fat right in your own home Use this home recipe dietary plan It's easy, no trouble at all and costs little Just go to your drug store and ask for Naran Reducing Plan Pour liquid into a pint bottle and add enough grapefruit juice to fill the bottle Take two tablcspoonsful twice a day as needed and follow the Naran Reducing Plan If your first purchase does not show you a simple easy way to lose bulky fat and help regain slender more graceful curves, if reducible pounds and inches of excess fat don't disappear from neck. chin, arms, hips abdomen, calves and ankles just return the empty carton for your money back. Follow this easy wav endorsed by many who have tried this plan to help bring back alluring curves and graceful slenderness Note how quickly bloat disappears, how much better you feel More alive, youthful appearing and active The co-op has assets totalling with 622 fanners in the area being financially involved. There are 34 fully paid members and two partially paid up above the deposit of and the membership Thirty-one members have multi- installations. The co-op will contract for yard installation materials for farmers wishing to do their own yard installations. A government permit is needed for this work. If the work is awarded to a private contractor, supplies would be up to the contractor's responsibility. A motion that community halls and churches be supplied at cost was tabled to allow directors to study the financial implications. Plastex Pipeline Systems Ltd. of Calgary was represented by Ray Cottrell and Cliff Fenske. They said the pipeline project would be completed in 1974 if the weather held favorable. Steve Beaudoin, field representative of the rural gas utilities division of the department of telephones and utilities, said there are about farmers south of Red Deer who want gas from co- ops. "Many of these won't be installed for three years so if you are looked after on the proposed schedule you'll be among the fortunate ones." When the line is ready, the co-op will have negotiated with Gas Alberta, a government agency that secures gas contracts on long- term (15 or 20 years) agreements and -supplies all co-ops. Average farm consumption of natural gas is rated at 300 million cubic feet or the equivalent of gallons of propane. The line will have a maximum operating pressure of 80 pounds for peak hour winter consumption and this will be dropped to five pounds at farm yards. Gas will be fed from at least five wells "that are still tight holes and about which little is being explained Mr. Cottrell, but he added he was assured that it is good gas. Most wells are situated in the Herronton Mossleigh districts with the southeast corner of the co-op (southeast of Vulcan) to be served from the Dome plant near Lomond. Gas for some points along the western boundary will be contracted from Canadian Western Natural Gas Company Ltd. In explaining the "bypass penalty" which applies to farmers who want to sign up in the future, Mr. Beaudoin said they would be charged 30 per cent of the grant above or with two- thirds of the penalty going to the grant fund and one-third to the co-op for construction costs. A booklet explaining installation procedure is given to the applicant when he seeks a permit from the gas protection branch, department of labor. The Herald- District Magrath fire volunteers quick to answer MD calls MAGRATH (HNS) Magrath is proud of its 12-man volunteer fire department. No major fires have occurred in recent months but firemen have been quick to answer calls in the Cardston MD as the department is financed jointly by the town and the MD. Equipment includes a municipality pumper; tank truck; auxiliary panel truck for air masks; auxiliary pumps; and topis. An auxiliary power generator and smoke ejector have been approved for purchase by council. Floodlights will make firefighting less hazardous. Fire Chief Rulen Thomson says the brigade does well with what its members have them Office names economist Elizabeth Treloar has been appointed to the Claresholm agricultural office as district home economist. Miss Treloar succeeds Carol Aschim in the position. A former employee for Woodward's Teen and Twenty Council with one year's employment in Europe, Miss Treloar also gained ex- perience in crafts as an assis- tant director at Camp Easterseal in Saskatchewan and cooking instruction at the Vancouver Community Centre. She assumed her duties in Claresholm about the middle nf December, Gov't ignores private sector says Socred Little Bow Socred MLA Ray Speaker says the Alberta government is turning its back on the private sector with its announced intention to participate in the steel industry. Commenting on the recent announcement by Cal Lee (PC Calgary McNight) that Interprovincial Steel and Pipe Company offered the government an option on shares to develop the industry in the Peace River region in partnership with the province, Mr Speaker said: "Because this company has its head office, as I understand, in Regina and not in Alberta. but would like to see have more equipment. New materials like plastics and chemicals prove a boon to firefighters. "Our men do a good job, when distance is considered, for we service from here to the border and all the municipal district. We have good radio communication in the trucks but the farther we go the harder it is to give service. We are improving all the time and hoping for new he said. Whenever training courses are available Chief Thomson sees that the department is upgraded. He has noted many changes since he became a fireman in 1946. After being deputy fire chief for several years, he was made chief nine years ago and has Eldon Coleman as a deputy. Local businessmen respond willingly as volunteers and only get remuneration when on call. Preschool for Taber TABER Taber school division has received approval for a kindergarten to involve 45 children. The Early Childhood Services operate under the direction of the local advisory council. Suzan Horovitch has been named president of the council. Kindergarten will be held until June 20 in the White Room of the Taber Civic Centre. Classes for town pupils are held mornings, Monday through Thursday. Rural pupils attend day-long sessions Tuesdays and Thurs- days. Staff members are Donna Morrison and Gloria Barton, both teachers, and Rita Prosper, a teacher aide. Mary Cunningham is the board's represen- tative on the ad- visory council. Other members are Sharon Platt, secretary; and Margaret Ratcliffe, Betty Donner, Christina Landreth, Darlein Stolk, Jack Herman, Ray Evanson and Vaughn Caldwell. Canada, local 15, retroactive to last July 1 and expiring June 30, 1975. S. R. Pearce, CFI manager of industrial relations, and Skookumchuck pulpmill manager K. W. Hall signed for the company. Local 15 president Kevin Kennedy signed for PPUC following an employee vote in which 60.5 per cent of the employees approved the contract. Over an uneasy eight months of negotiations, actual work stoppages were minimal. The new agreement makes an 8.5 per cent increase retroactive to last July 1, and a second 8.5 per cent increase is effective next July 1. Various categories were reviewed and wage scales revised. A new fringe benefit covering up to 80 per cent of dental care was introduced. Controversial matter of travel time allowance was dropped. The pulpmill was located deliberately, for environ- mental reasons, a fair distance from residential centres in southern East Kootenay, and it was made clear at the time residence of employees in its vicinity would not be encouraged. Lions plan music festival BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Blairmore Lions Club has announced that this year's Crowsnest Pass Music Festival, sponsored by the Lions, will be held in the Isabelle Sellon School here March 11 to 14. Edward Lincoln, piano professor at the University of Alberta and chairman of the Western Board of Music, will adjudicate the festival. but will strongly recommend that the firm "get with it" so that more of the town's newly paved streets do not have to be dug up. It was indicated on the plans that 14 crossings will already have to be made on streets in south Blairmore. These were paved last summer. The town will urge the ACT to do its work in the areas on the south side and on the north side of town which are not yet paved. These are to be serviced with curb, gutter and paved this summer. The December RCMP report showed two assault charges, three reports of disturbances, four thefts under nine possession of drug cases, two drug trafficking cases, six Criminal Code complaints; three reports of hit and run accidents; three impaired driving; four motor vehicle accidents; 20 traffic tickets; three parking tickets; one indecent exposure report; and an egg-throwing complaint. Since there are many requests for purchase of lots in town, council will check with the planning director to find out what the delay is on registering of new subdivision. Population in town, according to census taken a few years ago, stands at Vulcan club to tangle with Stamps VULCAN "Think of Fred James or John Helton rubbing you into the Vulcan Kinsman Doug Maisey is thinking about it. His club has challenged the Calgary Stampeders Football Club to a hockey game. Worse, the challenge has been accepted. It will be played at the Vulcan District Arena Feb. 15. moaned Doug. "You don't know how bad shape a fellow can get in and those guys may not all be able to skate good but man are they ever big." Empty and unwanted? The former Claresholm General Hospital stands unused and unwanted. Potential users Hospital board considers tearing down good building are reluctant to take on the financial burden of remodelling the buiiding. CLARESHOLM (HNS) The Claresholm hospital board may be forced to wreck a perfectly good building to get it off its hands. But the cost of wrecking the former Claresholm General Hospital building is expected to run into about as much money as it would take to remodel the structure. The grounds are so beautifully landscaped that many local citizens want it preserved as a neighborhood park. A local citizens committee has been formed. It will determine a use for the building. It served the community as an active-treatment hospital for more than 20 years with a capacity of 50 beds. The provincial government looked here witfl a view to using the building as a rehabilitation centre alcoholics. NOTICE PURVIEW SUBDIVISION- PROPOSED SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM A meeting will be hrld Thursday, January 31, 1974, at p.m. in the Sunnyside School Auditorium, to receive the preliminary report and cost estimates of the Engineers. Those interested are invited to attend. COUNTY OF LETHBRIDGE NO. 26 ;