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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta School closing affirmed TABER (HNS) Catholic separate schools in Taber will close for a week during the Canada Winter Games, Feb. 17 through 21, maintaining an earlier decision of the school board. Objection was raised at the board's recent meeting to closing the schools. A parents' delegation was concerned about the closing date of school. However, to maintain ah early closing date of June 19, the board agreed to extend each school day for eight minutes during the second semester. The trustees also approved a 200 day school year for 1975 76, with schools to get un- derway Sept. 2 and close on June 30. Band director Lee Johan- son's request for band un- iforms met with a favorable response when .the board voted a deposit to get the program into gear. In other business, the board approved the hiring of Andrew Korner, 41, as industrial arts instructor to replace Gilbert Hancock who has moved to Raymond. Mr. Korner comes from New York City, and has spent the past few years teaching in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. The board approved the convening of the annual Religion Institute held at St. Patrick's School Friday. Finally, the super- intendent's recommen- dation regarding im- provements to the St. Mary's school were given the green light. Application will be made for a new floor in the gymnasium and the lowering of lights and ceiling in the in- dustrial arts room. Monday, J.nuary 27, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 1S Rec centre bylaw approved BROOKS (Special) Town council has approved a borrowing bylaw for a family recreational centre here. The first stage of the complex, an indoor pool and auxiliary areas connected to the Centennial Arena, is expected to cost The difference of some is being made up by public donations, winter works Secondary roads and other grants. Brandi Famco (Brooks and District Family Complex) received a donation last week from the local branch of the Civic Service Association. Stephen Howe, branch president, presented the donation to Mrs. Tom Sewall, a Brandi director, further swelling donations for the recreation complex. Province to take over load-limit enforcement 200-day school year set TABER (HNS) Taber School Division No. 6 has approved a. 200 day school year for 1975 76, but has deferred setting dates for the start and end of the school year. Two proposals were placed before the trustees by Superintendent James L. George the first for school starting on Aug. 25, 1975, and ending June 25, 1976, the se- cond to start on Sept. 2, and to end on June 30. The board will consult local public school staffs and with the Alberta Teachers Associa- tion local. Input will also be received from interested parents who may call the division's office or write to Box 991. If sufficient responses are received and consultation is concluded, the decision on school year dates will be made at the board's Feb. 6 meeting. Trustees have set March 24 and 25 for the 1975 annual meetings. Ratepayers living north of the Oldman River will meet at the Vauxhall Elementary School at 8 p.m. on the 24, and those south of the river at the Taber Central School on the 25. Gnme for the Games Two buffalo were purchased from the Stewart Game Farm last week by the Canada Winter Games Society to use in a closing banquet for competitors. However, Games officials have learned many athletes will be leaving the city immediately after the closing and banquet plans have been scrapped. Now the so- ciety plans to use the meat at a post-Games banquet for the volunteers. The beasts were slaughtered by Canada packers and Frank Halluk, right, compares a 280-pound half from a recently slaughtered bull, left, with a 335-pound half from a buffalo. Forty Mile briefs County operation enters computer age FOREMOST (Staff) The Forty Mile County council Friday watched the county's new NCR Canada Ltd.- com- puterized bookkeeping machine whiz through the payroll. Councillors seemed to think the expenditure to get the county into the computer age was money well spent. Coun. Marg Dragland still has some reservations, she said. Now that the county has the machine a new payroll clerk must be found Mary Williams has resigned effec- tive March 28. Applications for her replacement will be received until Feb. 12. Council learned District Agriculturist Jim Birch is leaving to take up farming near Seven Persons where he will lease land from Roger Moore. Office worker Hazel Tagg was granted a one week leave of absence without pay. She will accompany her husband, Foremost elemen- tary school teacher Geoff Tagg, to England where he will continue his comparative study of Canadian and English education systems. Coun. Frank Romeike re- quested County Administrator Roy Wallman to write the department of highways a letter regarding the Seven Persons Orion road. It needs gravelling, said Coun. Romeike, but the county should not gravel it now if the department plans to pave it. Coun. Romeike said the county is prepared to upgrade the road with its own equip- ment if dirt moving contrac- tors are in short supply, as in- dicated by the government. "If they decide to do it next year, then we have blown 000 or worth of he said. Officials had agreed it was "an important link." Reeve Dan Vandenberg won council's agreement to his suggestion that the City of Medicine Hat take over the maintenance of Golden Sheaf Park. The Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce will be advised that with overflow crowds at Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Golden Sheaf Park should be developed. The provincial parks division has rejected Gold Sheaf as a provincial park but would offer a to annual grant to help care for smaller parks. Council learned there will be a learning disabilities meeting Feb. 4 at Medicine Hat. A recent break in at the Foremost School is under investigation by the RCMP. PLEASE NOTE: s S In order to give better service to our J customers with full staff for the bal- k ance of the week 9 2 we will be 9 Closed Mondays Effective February 3rd Open Tues. a.m. to p.m. Wednesday a.m. to p.m. Thurs. a Fri. a.m. to p.m. Saturday a.m. to p.m. it's new and it's western, you 'II find it FIRS T at 308-Sth Streets. Phone 329-4566 School bus flashing lights eyed FOREMOST (Staff) Coun. Russell Scratch won agreement from his fellow Forty Mile County councillors Friday that all is not right with regulations governing school buses. Coun. Scratch said he can't understand why a station wagon used as a school bus should not be required to have flashing lights to warn other motorists of its stops. Because station wagon type school buses convey seven or fewer students, flashing lights are not. re- quired. Coun. Scratch said these warning lights should be re- quired because other motorists don't always realize the station wagon is tran- sporting children children who may run across the highway. Everyone stops behind the big yellow school buses, he says, and yet these must have flashing lights. "The station wagons need more agreed Coun. Bill Gejdos. This was the concensus of other councillors too. South In short Irrigation meeting topic BOW-ISLAND (Special) Irrigation has been selected as the topic for the Jan. 30 meeting of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. Speakers will include R. T. White, manager of the Eastern Irrigation District; Jay Purnell, director in the province's irrigation division, and Ray Schuler of the department. Mr. Purnell will speak on present and future policy of his department and Mr. Schuler will speak on salinization, seepage and reclamation. It is a supper meeting, open to the public, and will be held at the Tel Star Restaurant here. Tickets may be obtained through District Agriculturist Carter Curran or Clive Schaupmeyer of the Horticultural Research Centre. Trailer burns at Nobleford NOBLEFORD (HNS) The Nobleford volunteer fire department was called to'a mid morning fire in the mobile home of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith recently. The fire completely enveloped the fifty four foot struc- ture in a matter of minutes and it was completely destroyed in twenty minutes. The fire started as a grandson, Brian was attempting to thaw water pipes in the sub zero temperatures. The loss is estimated to be well over and was covered by insurance. By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FOREMOST The patrol division of the motor tran- sport branch of the depart- ment of highways will soon take over enforcement of weight restrictions on secon- dary highways, Patrol Officer D. G. Coleman of Medicine Hat said here Friday: Speaking to the Forty Mile County Council, the officer said every branch of the patrol will be given a set of portable weigh scales to weigh trucks. Load limits on secondary highways in the county range from to pounds. The road north of here to Bow Island has .a pound limit in effect all year. A sec- tion of highway near Manyberries was designated at a pound limit as a special favor to trucks that haul crude oil to a Montana refinery. The patrol division officer was invited to council to clarify enforcement policy. He said his department would take over enforcement of weight limits immediately if asked to do so by council. But he said all violations, whether by cattle liners or. oil truck operators, would have to be checked. Council was hesitant to act as it favors cattle liner operators on some roads. It views with disfavor some oil truckers, mainly because council feels it is not getting a fair share of the revenue generated. It could use more money to keep these Manyberry area roads in shape. But when the patrol officer said his force will be handed the enforcement job soon, Coun. Russell Scratch said: "That solves our Council decided not to take any action at present. The patrol officer said cer- tain companies could be given a letter of authority from council to operate. over weight trucks. Tim Coremanfund stands at .A fund raising project at Stavely to pay for Tim Coreman's heart operation got off to a roaring start Friday night with a bingo and auction. The total raised to date, from the bingo, auction and a raffle for a live beef is The bingo and auction were held at the Stavely Community Hall and a TIM COREMAN capacity crowd played 20 bingo games. Profits from Friday night's fund raising event was As of Friday afternoon had been collected and tickets for the beef draw, at each, had been sold. Another are in circulation. The aim of the'fund rais- ing is a minimum of but how much the opera- tion and other expenses will total is yet to be deter- mined. The seven year old Stavely boy, whose lungs are deprived of sufficient oxygen supply because he. lacks a pulmonary artery, is in need of corrective sur- gery. Tim Coreman's condi- tion was assessed by Van- couver doctors who recommended the opera- tion and referred the boy's case to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. A spokesman for the fund raising program said an anonymous group of people went to the Air Canada office in Calgary earlier this week and bought Tim's return ticket to Rochester. Forty Mile tables fire truck purchase FOREMOST (Staff) No ratepayers of their divisions one can accuse the councillors favor better fire protection of the Forty Mile County of, and this means a new fire Agriculture courses slated He said weight limits can be raised on county roads if they abutt provincial highways. The limit would be pounds. Oil rigs, he said, apply to the department of transport for overload permits. Asked Reeve Dan Vandenberg: "If we don't ask you to enforce it, then you don't enforce said the officer. Coun. Bill Gejdos wondered why heavy grain trucks were allowed to cross Highway 61 right after a heavy rain last year. "Highway 61 is up to pounds at the present said the officer. "Until the road ban conies on in the countered Coun. Gejdos. "If the district engineer says let them go to pound we don't fight the dis- trict said the of- ficer. "We do whatever he wants." racing after fire trucks. Friday, after more than a year of deliberations at monthly county meetings, council delayed once again moves toward better fire protection. This time, council decided to seek definite information as to whether ratepayers' fire insurance premiums would drop if they bought some fire trucks. And if so; they want to know, by how much. County Administrator Roy Wallman will write to in- surance underwriters to get this information. Meanwhile, councillors are still divided as to whether new fire trucks or an additional spray truck can best fit the county's need. A council committee recommended the purchase of another sprayer. Councillors Ed Torsher and William Kenneth Babe said truck. "As far as I am concerned, I won't vote for anything said Coun. Lyle Nattrass. But Coun. Frank Romeike said it is impossible to get any real direction from the ratepayers. He favors an ex- tra spray truck. Spending more than on three fire trucks would tie up too much money for pumpers that would just sit idle most of the time. Coun. Russell Scratch said: "I would certainly be prepared to recommend that we buy a truck for the coun- ty." Said Coun. Marg Dragland: "My mind is made up for a se- cond spray truck. That's the way it should be." But that's not the way it was. Council tabled the matter for another month. Firemen ncrease Pensioners name officers BROOKS (Special) District Agriculturists Jennette Coote and Carter Curran have advised seminars will be held as follows: Feb. 3: Income tax seminar scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at geek Wage the Provincial Building here. B Feb. 7: Silage committee meeting set to start at 10 a.m. at the Elks Hall and the Eastern Irrigation District yard. March 17 Leaf cutter, bee course. onUUKa (special) Firefighters here are seeking ,a wage increase from to per hour for attending prac- TABER (HNS) Long time president of the Taber Pen- Members of the Brooks sioners organization Edward J. Hemple was returned to office Volunteer Fire Department at the recent general meeting held in Parkside Manor, the also want a rate of per senior citizens'recreation centre. member for attending Others elected to the 67-member organization's board are: Mrs. Lillian Cannon and Mrs. Florence Stuart, first and second vice presidents; Miss Sadie Brown, secretary treasurer. Directors are Mrs. Mary Cavelle, Mrs. Margaret Tverkutes, Mrs. Edith Miller, and Mrs. Isabelle Ambrose. Mrs.. Stuart is in charge of entertainment and Miss Brown is pianist. The 53 members in attendance were pleased with the new meeting place, heard committee reports and laid plans for a pot luck supper to be served at the Manor later in January. meetings. Council will study the request. Coun. Aldo Ubertino told his fellow councillors he favors the raise. "This is the first increase in four he said. Remuneration to firefighters cost about last year. Farmers and Ranchers FENCE POSTS FOR SALE and 8' Lengths. Sizes. Peeled and Sharpened. CHEAP We will arrange delivery or posts can be picked up at the mill at KITCHNER, B.C. Phone Earl at 1-604-428-2229 ;