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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Golf fees hiked Northside pool name suggested County limits colony education support The community services department has recommend- ed that the new North Lethbridge swimming pool be named the Stan Siwik Family Pool. City council, which has beer, unable to decide on a name for the pool, will consider the recommendation from Bob Bartlett, community services director, at its regular meeting Monday night. "As you are aware Mr. Siwik gave unselfishly to the cause of swimming during 25 years of residence here, "Mr. Bartlett says in a letter to aldermen. Mr. Siwik is now a resident of Regina. "In recognition of his achievements with the Lethbridge Amateur Swimm- ing Club and other local com- munity swimming programs, he has earned the esteem of those associated with the sport at both the national and County is still unsure on gas man FOREMOST (Staff) With three gas co-operatives within its boundaries, the County of Forty Mile council is still hesi- tant about hiring a utilities of- ficer whose salary would be paid by a per annum provincial grant. The county council Friday decided it wants the grant but it is undecided if it wants the officer. But Coun. Frank Romeike is all for both. "If the gas lines are going to be installed this spring, 50 per cent of his knowledge is deriv- ed when that line is said Coun. Romeike. "The person responsible knows that that line is going to be his chicken for a number of years." He added, "I think we would get our money's worth out of him very well seeing as it's costing us nothing." But -Cflun. George McFall not sure it is a ser- !vice to be paid for by taxes." He also said, "I don't think you will be able to get a man and give him a truck and keep him on the road all for Coun. Russell Scratch favors splitting the grant three ways to enable the co- ops to pay engineer's fees. Coun. Romeike argued strongly for hiring a utilities officer and said, "there will be problems with the line and I don't think it would hurt a thing to have a person available." It is very said Coun Romeike. Secretary-treasurer Roy Wallman noted that govern- ment inspectors have to in- spect everything before the gas is turned on. But Coun. Ed Torsher said the inspector couldn't, no matter how small the job, make repairs to the line he in- spected, whereas the utilities officer could. Coun. William Kenneth Babe's motion that "we get a little more information and see if we can get money to apply it as Russell (Coun. Scratch) has indicated to three co-ops within the coun- ty" was approved. Spray adhesives international Mr. Bartlett says. The community services directorate also suggested council could name the pool the North Lethbrige Family Pool. But Mr. Bartlett says that name "would merely designate the area of the city where the pool is located." Members of the Henderson Lake Golf Club will be paying higher tariffs in 1974, club general manager F.J. Heartley has informed coun- cil. The following is a list of 1974 membership dues and green fee rates with the rate for shareholders first and non- shareholders second with the 1973 rates in brackets: (9120, family (Juniors to 16 years in- clusive juniors (To 16 years in- students (17 to 25 years full-fime seniors (Age senior locker ren- cart storage cart storage Green fees are per day and when darkess does not permit the playing of 18 holes. Initiation and non-playing fee is after June 1. In 1973, juniors could be as old as 17 years and students had to be 18. Aid. Bill Kergan will ask the city to continue entering a float to promote Whoop-Up Days in the city parade and others throughout Southern Alberta excluding Calgary. The city manager recommends that council approve construction of sidewalks this year in a North Lethbridge area as a local im- provement. The streets affected are 10th, 12th, 12th A and 12th B streets between 2nd A Avenue and 3rd Avenue North. The administration also recommends council ex- propriate lots 606 to 614 on 4th Street S. required for con- struction of the bridge roadway to West Lethbridge. By D'ARCY RICHARD Herald District Editor FOREMOST There are five Hutterite colonies within the boundaries of the County of Forty Mile and an accord has been reached on education of Hutterite children in county schools on the colonies. But this happy state of af- fairs won't last forever, Coun. Frank Romeike told the coun- ty councillors Friday. In effect, he served public notice on the Hutterites that when their holdings exceed five per cent of the assessed value of lands in the county, they will have to run their own schools. A Percentage of assessed land value the Hutterites now hold in the county was not revealed. "When they get above five per cent, then this contract with them is null and asked Coun William Kenneth Babe. He was informed that if the Hutterites "insist on over running the county then tfcjljr might as well have their school system." 1Coun. Romeike said five per cent level was deckled upon when the Communal Properties Act was undergo- ing court tests. (The Communal Properties Act was taken off the statute books of Alberta March 1, Coun. Romeike said it had been decided that when SECOND SECTION The Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, January 26, 1974 Pages 17-32 cleared Spray adhesives, at one time suspected of causing genetic damage, have been given a clean bill of health and are again appearing on local shelves. The federal department of consumer affairs analyzed blood cells of people exposed to spray adhesives and could find no significant difference in chromosome structure of those exposed and those not. The United States reported findings in August that pointed to spray adhesives as being the cause of chromosomal damage and birth defects in a few people exposed to the substance. Consumer affairs minister Herb Gray says in view of the findings there is no need for withholding products from sale at this time. Canadian manufacturers and distributors, voluntarily removed products from sale in August. Local retailers, who took the product off their shelves, told The Herald they will bring the back. Countdown to Games is Feb. 11 A countdown party, one year from the Winter Games kickoff, will be held Feb. 11 at the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. The party, scheduled to stimulate interest and to preview the Games, will feature a display and demonstration of the 16 sports to be held during the Games Feb. 11 to 23 next year. The public is invited to view the displays between 6 p.m. and p.m. and between p.m. and 8 p.m. in the pavilion. The sports will be demonstrated between p.m. and p.m. and between p.m. and p.m. A brief ceremony will be held between 8 p.m. and p.m Details are to be an- nounced later. Admission of to the count- down party entitles the purchaser to a chance on an pound steer donated by the Fort Macleod Auction Market and to a dance in the 4- H Building between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Children under 12 years will be admitted free. Draw for the steer will be made at 11 p.m. in the 4-H building. Additional tickets for the draw can be purchased in the Exhibition Pavilion. Tickets to the countdown party, now on sale, can be purchased at the following outlets: Bond Street Men's Clothes, Black's Men's Shop, Doug's Sports, Dunlop Ford, Gentlemen Three Men's Shop, Leister's Music, Lethbridge Exhibition office, McGuire's Menswear, Musicland, Simpson Sears and the Canada Winter Games office! Tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the party. Head-on crash injures woman A women is in satisfactory condition in Calgary hospital following a head-on collision two miles west of Brocket. Hazel Maslin; M, of Calgary MS injured in the collision which took place at about I: IS p.m. Friday. Brocket is 40 west of Lethbridge. The drivers of the second car escaped injwy. Quiet, frosen Winter brings beauty of its own to Waterton Lakes Na- tional Park. While wind-twisted trees shiver beside the lake, a bank and most other business on main street hud- dle with board- blinders awaiting May 24 weekend when the summer season begins. The Prince of Wales Ho- tel, itself boarded against the ele- ments, stands guard at the entrance to the townsite. BILL GROENEN photos Hutterites own more than five per cent of the assessed value of the land they become a drain on local communities. "The five per cent level wai upheld by the Supreme Court of he said. After reporting for the coun- ty school committee, he told The Herald: "We administer schools in Hutterite colonies on the basis that they supply the schools, plus a teacherage, and we are responsible for their educa- tion as though it was a one- room school. "We have centralized schools in this county over the years because we feel this is in the best interests of education, over the protests of parents involved. "If centralization is beneficial to the rest of the population and the proper thing for the best possible education for all the students, that includes the Hutterites. "We feel in their education they are being discriminated against by their elders deny- ing them the right of a higher education." The county operates schools at the Hutterian Brethren of Winnifred Colony, northeast of Winnifred, (east of Bow Island) and at the Rosedale Colony 10 miles south of Et- zikom. Three new colonies have been established since the repeal of the Communal Properties Act. Reporting on a meeting of councillors and Ken Hepner of the liaison committee on com- munal property and land use held Jan. 15, Coun. Bill Geidos said a new Hutterite colony south of Legend is "getting all of Jacob Krause's range. "What they are anticipating is the farmers swapping land back and forth and getting theirs into a said Coun. Gejdos. He said the liaison com- mittee was told again the county would be losing eight students' transportation and school grants. "There will be another school set up on the colony which we are not in favor said Coun. Gejdos. He said little places like Legend and Skiff are on their way out "this will mean it will be that much faster." He said that although it had been stated there would be no further colonies coming into the County of Forty Mile, "these colonies come in, apply for acres and end up with acres." Coun. Russell Scratch, also at the meeting, said "Bill said it pretty well. A motion said there wouldn't be any further colonies established for a number of years." Said Coun, Gejdos: "There is a 3V4-mile spread from one colony to another there now." He said the county is closing down schools and putting students in larger schools and the Hutterites are providing one-room schools right on the colonies. "We lose the per pupil grant and transportation costs go said Coun. Gejdos. Coun Romeike corrected him by saying "we get the per pupil grant from the Hutterites." Coun. Babe, opposing the idea Hutterites kill small communities, said "Skiff was nearly dead anyway, it's just a matter of having laid down." Coun. Gejdos said the purchase was made quietly. "Nobody knew about il. Waldner and Platt (Jacob Waldner of the OK Colony at Raymond and Arnold W. Platt, chairman of the special advisory committee) came around but the titles were already in their name." Coun. George McFall's worded a motion, that "we write the liaison board a very emphatic letter that we are definitely opposed to further expansion Coun Scratch said "we go along with the school com- mittee they shouldn't go above the five per cent limit." Coun Romeike said "the in- ference is that over five per cent (Hutterites) have an adverse affect on the com- munity." Coun. McFall reworded his motion to say "advise the different parties emphatically the county council is definitely opposed to colonies es- tablishing, developing to a point beyond five per cent of the assessed value of the coun- ty." Coun. Marg Dragland asked "what percentage have they got Nobody knew. Archaelogical group to meet The archaeology of Jasper National Park will be discuss- ed Saturday by a professional archaeologist when the Archaeological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge Centre, meets at the Lethbridge Com- munity College. ;