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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta M, TNI LITHWHMI HERALD It Gazette plans to reproduce original issue By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FORT MACLEOD Alberta's second oldest newspaper, the Port Macleod Gazette, has all the character of a Charles Dickens' novel. It has been kicked around, but, under all that dust and publishing-day turmoil, beats a heart of pure gold. Or lead. We decided to visit a country newspaper. We decided it had to be the Fort Macleod Gazette, owned and published by Anna Jessup of Fort Macleod. The first Gazette was printed in 1882, eight years after the arrival of the NWMP. When we watched the press churn out the latest edition, clanking and groaning, we figured it was the original press. But editor pressman-com- positor Cliff Moses says the paper has worn out several presses and plans to wear out quite a few more. "We are reproducing the first Gazette ever published for this year's Centennial said Mr. Moses. "We will put it in our regular paper. All subscribers will get one free. The Glenbow Foundation is taking it off their microfilm for us." A total of prapers come off the old press Wednesday afternoon; 180 copies are delivered by paper boys, 400 go into the stores for sale, and the rest are mailed. "This used to be a livery says Vicki Scott, office worker, reader, advertising salesman, reporter, office supplies salesman and part-time janitor. Linotype operator and paper folder Jack Murphy agreed the newspaper plant was indeed a livery barn. "And if the energy crisis keeps up, we'll probably go back to norses here says Mr. Murphy. He was operating a linotype that came out of the factory in 1917. It quit about four years ago. Now it consents to run Friday afternoons so they can have some type for the first four pages Monday. Then it usually quits again. "Our linotype says if it isn't deadline day, to heck with says Mr. Murphy. The fourth and youngest member of the staff is John Turuk. He melts down the old type, puts forms in the press and generally helps out The average paper is about 16 pages in size and contains news written by reporters Jean Swihart, Lucille McRoberts, both of Fort Macleod, and Fran Cesar of Granum. "Deadline for front pge is probably Tuesday says Mrs. Final stages Vicki Scott proofs pages while Cliff Moses feeds the press. Scott. "We get a copy of town council minutes (lack of staff prevents them from covering the meetings) and the last four pages are put together. Wednesday afternoon the flat-bed press churns out Mailing preparations Jack Murphy and John Turuk handle more than 900 Gazettes. the paper." The scene at the Fort Macleod Gazette is bedlam. Only the Calgary Herald, now in its 92nd year, is older. But the Gazette has that old- fashioned integrity that is never out of date. The front office looks like something out of Oliver Twist. Or maybe Riders of the Purple Sage. Huge calendars cover cracks in the walls and Charles Russell's horsemen ride the Montana foothills in vivid hues. Mrs. Scott knows exactly where everything is. It looks like a newspaper office, with piles of old Gazettes, agendas, annual reports and corres- pondents' scribblings gathering dust in every corner. "We" do job work Thursday and says Mrs. Scott. "Our job work is fantastic. People are coming in all the time for printing. By Friday afternoon young Jack is back on the linotype, starting to get ready for the next paper. They never get sick. If one of them got sick well, if they had pneumonia they'd still be sitting at that linotype That's the Fort Macleod Gazette Friendly as a pup and wise as an old, old dog. Pincher Creek briefs Library boards combined Symphony orchestra given ,000 grant by province Herald' District 9 Pass school budget deficit BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The 1974 budget for the Crowsnest Con- solidated School Division has been approved by the board of trustees. The budget of is planned for a deficit of which the board will attempt to balance with 1973 surplus. Marjorie Lockhart of Saska- toon was hired and will be assigned Feb. 1 to replace Mamie Quarin as the home economics teacher at the high school. Mrs. Quarin has been helping the division out since last September. Auditor Alex Wells recommended that the board adopt the computer method of processing school division, planning, accounting and budgeting The board approved Lorraine Aiello will repre- sent the board on the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission and Dr. Victor Martinez and Geraldine Mon- talbetti will be the boards' representatives on the recrea- tion board. The board rescinded an earlier motion to hire a half- time teacher for the Isabelle Sellon School since it was learned enrolment has dropped by 10 pupils. Wage increases for clerical, stenographic and the bookkeeping staff was approved. The annual general meeting will be held in the McEachem School, Bellevue March 11. Group set to apply to province Preschool foundation laid Parents in the Picture Butte Shaughnessy district work- ing to establish a preschool in the area plan to apply for in- corporation under the provin- cial Societies Act after Feb. 5. Aldo Bianchini, principal of Dorothy Dalgleish School and an advisor to the parents, says incorporation as a society is one of the conditions which must be met before the group is eligible for funds from the Early Childhood Services branch of the province. A group of about 15 parents is pushing for the establish- ment of the preschool by this September. Location has not been decided but parents of 45 children in the area have ex- pressed interest in enrolling their children in the program. The number of parents who have shown an interest in the program has grown slightly, said Mr. Bianchini. And another 10 have shown they would be interested if the details can be worked out. After the advisory com- mittee is incorporated it must submit an application to the Early Childhood Services. Mr. Bianchini would not forecast when this application would be made. The advisory committee is looking at two alternatives un- der which it would be eligible for ECS funding, and both op- tions seem now to be open, said Mr. Bianchini, with the project still in the formative stages. The group could run the pre- school as a private society or contract its services to the school board. Programs, to be effective, must have a strong commit- ment on the part of the parents and the local com- munity involved, the govern- ment says in the handbook Operational Plans for Early Childhood Services Minor amendments to East Kootenay map PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Horst Schmidt, minister of culture, youth and recreation has consented to the operation of the Pincher Creek and District Public Library by a body of both town and district library boards The move follows the minister's approval of an agreement between the MD of Pincher Creek library board and the Town of Pincher Creek Board. The expansion is designed to create a higher standard of public library services. The range of fictional and non-fictional books is growing. During 1973, was spent This lovely new custom built home for Sato IN COALDALE... i 1' on new volumes. Students of St Michael's and Matthew Halton High Schools in Pincher Creek will be visited by information teams from the University of Lethbridge Feb 14 The teams consist of a representative from the University of Lethbridge student body and administration, as well as a member from the arts and science and education facilities. The visitation programs is part of a U of L program to give Southern Alberta high school students a chance to receive information and ask questions about its educational opportunities, facilities and programs. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Crowsnest Pass Symphony orchestra has received a grant of f from the cultural activities branch of the department of culture, youth and recreation. The grant was forwarded by Horst Schmidt and assures the orchestra, whose roots go back more than 40 years, of continuing operation This confirmation of support was obtained by Charles Drain, (SC-Pmcher Creek.) The symphony includes about 35 members and functions as a training ground for music students and as a recreational outlet for adults. Membership extends from Pincher Creek, west through all the Pass towns to Sparwood There are about 20 string players in the orchestra of varying stages of accomplishment in the orchestra Members of the orchestra vary in age from eight to about 60 years. CRANBROOK.'B.C. The Regional District of East Kootenay land use map re- quired by the B.C. Land Com- mission has been amended slightly prior to Feb. 23 adop- tion. Professional staff planner Eugene Lee and professional land use consultant Michael Strong have dealt with all the 176 private briefs protesting their land use classification, which could be costly and time-consuming to alter once the map is incorporated into the provincial map and the Land Commission Act beings to function, Top classification Land Reserve 1 is for prime agricultural soil areas reserv- ed for farm use, and 10 owners otherwise classified wanted inclusion as LR 1. The other 166 briefs for various reasons wanted release from LR 1. East Kootenay covers about square miles with altitude ranging from to feet in the Rocky Moun- tain Trench. Its map alters the boundary's for a total area of about 500 square miles each in LR 1, and LR 2 which has the soil of farmland but is alternatively recreational and game range land. RDEK was the province's maverick when the commis- sion displayed here its propos- ed province-wide map last June. The RDEK board protested its failure to recognize the uniquely varied climate, soil, resource and in- dustry it harbored, and it was allowed and 60 days for its own professional remapp- ing on a realistic basis. RDEK public showing of its own map and hearing for ob- jections were held in December at three key points, drawing attendance of to people examining it from personal viewpoints. Only briefs were recognized by the board At this point the map bylaw had two readings and public interest coupled with the 176 briefs by the professionals, gained extension from 30 to 60 days the interval before final reading Interim study of the briefs made a few very small changes. NON- DRINKERS deserve to pay less for fire insurance They do at Abstainers'. Because our experience has shown that abstainers have fewer accidents, fewer home fires. That's why we can in- sure for less. If you're a non-drinker, can you afford not to look into Abstainers' insurance for your home HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201 3rd Ave.S. Phone 328-7777 I Redcoats plan return match BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Redcoats will go at it hammer and tong in the Blairmore Arena Saturday at p.m. when the Nelson subdivision of the RCMP meets the Lethbridge subdivision in a return hockey match. The last meet was held "i Fort Macleod earlier this season when the British Columbia force showed the Albertans how the game should be played Score was 10 to 6. Proceeds are to be split between the minor hockey groups in the Crowsnest Pass A nominal admission will be charged Built by Parade Ltd. SONM 01IM illtim IHdHM: Bum In even, dtoh- Attached (_ Covered sundack with 2 Ptut fiMrtfy ntora Contact May La Valley Res. Phorw 329-4634 Trades accepted 2 years free fire insurance ROYALTRUST NOTICE FAIRVIEW 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 LETHMIOGE NO. 26 OFFERS FOR THE PURCHASE AND REMOVAL OF A WOOD FRAME TWO STOREY BUILDING (AiproxiMtDy Size 40 by SO ft. Fomirty Forto Golf Country dii-Hoiso) For Further Information Write FERNIE GOLF ft COUNTRY CLUB, Secretary, N. CR088PIELD, P.O. 1OX 1507, FERNIE, AMSTERDAM Fly Wardair to Amsterdam Springtime and Tulips Holiday Intervac Charter f> Airfare Return Depart Calgary April 1st-Return April 30th 70% non-refundable deposit to be placed uary loss if fare insurance available Flight subiect to Canadian Government ABC regu- lations tafWwr MtntwdM ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL ;