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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 1W4-THE LtTHSRiOOB HERALD-11 Cranbrook revises 1974 tentative budget estimate CRANBROOK (Special) Withdrawing its original required provisional budget for 1974, the city has issued its revised estimates. The provincial government requires this in January, a listing of what the city hopes to do, while various department revisions are then made by city departments toward May 15 striking of the mill rate. Though court of revision to hear assessment appeals may make some small alteration, a mill of taxation for general purposes and debt will return this year compared to in 1973. This rise is partly due to compulsory reassessment but mostly to city building during 1972-73. B.C. gov't. favors fort acquisition CRANBROOK (Special) It looks like the provincial government is in favor of the Fort Steele historic park acquiring the Wildhorse Ranch across the highway from Fort Steele. Recreation and Conservation Minister Jack Radford recently informed the Regional District of East Kootenay that, although no final decision has been made on purchase of the ranch, "there appear to be some obvious advantages for addition of this property, not the least of which is .that it will ensure a very strategic buffer zone at the entrance to the park." Earlier the RDEK told Victoria it supports the proposal in principle but that it advocates a long-range plan first and the purchase of individual holdings within the park before other expansion. Mr. Radford said the ranch could also provide accommodation for park staffj -be useable for "illustrative historic farming methods" and provide crops for "our increasing complement of livestock." At the same time, Bob Broadland, chief of the historic parks and sites division of the department, told the RDEK a long-range plan for the park is expected to be completed before the end of 1974. He said it is unlikely that all private holdings within the park would be bought soon, "as some owners are not prepared for an early settlement and in any event, we do not have adequate funds to complete all sales." Another change for land map CRANBROOK A land reserve map, scheduled to be approved with the passing of a Regional District of East Kootenay bylaw Feb. 23, received one change by RDEK directors recently Directors reversed a decision that had seen land zoned for Rl, the most dense rural residential, included in its land The specific parcel was at Wycliffe. Administrator Frank Bertoia said that inclusion of the land zoned Rl in a reserve was inconsistent with practice in the rest of the region. The board agreed and changed the consensus. The reserve map will go to the B.C. Land Commission late in February. A recent special meeting reviewed 176 briefs and made decisions on the included requests. The map is now being redrawn. Revenue from all sources It budgeted at compared with actual budget in 1973 of which allowed a surplus. City property and other tax return is budgeted at compared with actual budgeting last year of Other major revenue sources on the same scale are other government transfers. Short-cutting to the 1974 individual tax bills issued in June, property tax requirement, is listed at compared with in 1973. The rate to cover this was 48.39 mills. However, the bill also includes school tax, which was 3S.02 mills, and hospital tax, which was 1.84 mills, for a total ratepayer bill based on 83.25 mills on full land assessment, and three-quar- ters improvements assessment. Homeowners seem least affected by the reassessment, and only small alterations are expected in their tax bills. The Herald- District Expenses more than Hospital budget hiked CRANBKOOK The East Kootenay Regional Hospital District has approved a provisional budget of an increase of from last year's budget of Seed policy for Prairies sets uniform treatment A uniform seed treatment policy for the three Prairie provinces has been announced by the Alberta department of agriculture. Coaldale considers pool law COALDALE (HNS) In accordance with new provincial legislation on billiard room regulations, town council is taking action on setting up a new billiard room bylaw. The town council and police commission are interested in hours of operation, age limit, (which is and conduct in the local premises. seen for state farm forum More than farmers, ranchers and agricultural businessmen from the northwest United States and Southern Alberta are expected to attend the 8th annual Montana Farm Forum in Shelby Feb. 6. Ken MacMillian, confidential aide to U.S. secretary of agriculture Earl Butz, will be the lead speaker. Ralph Durham of the Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas will explain happenings and trends of the livestock industry during the last few years and will delve into the future of the industry Dwight Seegmuller, national president of the Future Farmers of America, is also scheduled to speak. Campers said hazardous COALDALE (HNS) Small trucks, carrying various types of campers, are very hazardous when parked in busy thoroughfares and council has noted some action should be taken At this time, council is not prepared to make definite restrictions on locations. Sidewalk intersections on the town's main street must be so designated to not allow parking as close to the corner as at present. The policy recommends rye and flax always be treated because they are susceptible to seed decay. Seed crops should be treated if smut is observed, it says, but pedigreed seed, seed of smut- resistant varieties and seed of susceptible varieties known to be smut-free should not require treatment. Seed of susceptible cereal crops should be treated every two to three years, depending on the degree of susceptibility, if the presence of smut is uncertain. The policy says wireworms, which attack grain crops, and flea beetles, which attack mustard and rape, should be controlled by insecticide. The jump is in response to a hefty jump in the debt load of the EKRHD. A total of million was issued during 1973 for hospital construction, mainly on the new Fernie Memorial Hospital. Debt charges are expected to be compared to last year. Other major expenditure will be for grants, equipment and minor capital improvements, expected to be this year. That item and other minor expenses, making up the balance of expected expenditures for 1974, total in the provisional budget compared to for 1973. The two senior governments contribute the largest budget item under revenue: is expected this year, compared to in 1973. A close second is the item for taxation of member municipalities. In 1974, the levy is expected to be In 1973 it was Enrolment drops to 129 at elementary school MILK RIVER (HNS) Enrolment at the elementary school has decreased to 129 pupils, the school principal told a recent meeting of the town school board. Craft projects are available at noon and during spare periods, alleviating ''rowdyism" in the halls, the principal said. In other board business, the high school band has lost members because of a conflict in timetables with other classes. High school principal Cal Steinley and schools Superintendent Garfield Potvin agreed to try and ad- just the timetable to improve the situation. The "deplorable" state of kitchen equipment was once again discussed with no action taken. Acoustics in the elementary school gym were also criticized, but county councillor Ed Pitman said something is being done about that problem. Senior citizens head named BLAIRMORE (CNF Bureau) Tony Patera of Frank was installed as president of the Blairmore Senior Citizens Club by Nora Goulding of Coleman, president of the South Alberta Senior Citizens Association. Also installed to office were secretary treasurer, Ruby Decoux; audit committee members Helen Fontana and Steve Vasek and provincial convention delegates Tony Patera, Mrs. Decoux, Joe Bobrosky and Ann Viravec. Undercover agent speaks CARDSTON (HNS) Patrick Walsh, a former undercover agent for the RCMP spoke on "Ottawa the Biggest Rip-off of at the recent meeting of the Canadian League of Rights. He said he was not only interested in denouncing communism but in offering an alternative. He spoke of the abuses of government grants, unemployment insurance and immigration. He gave a lengthy explanation of his views on the F L.Q. in Quebec. He explained that there is now an anti-FLQ party in Quebec with members. The break-away group called the Confederation of Democratic Trade Unions offers some hope for Quebec, he says. He spoke on the energy crises and tried to make his listeners aware of his concept of what is going on behind the scenes. Assets up by SMART EXECUTIVES I vfwll 1AHO ring I Leasing can be lete expensive than buying Leasing is time saving end convenient I Leasing simplifies your tax records No cash Investment required I KOMSWNKOV, mttm Mrf I BENY CHEVROLET OLD8MOBILE I LEASING AND INSURANCE DIVISION 2nd AVB. and Ml STRUT S. MlMW MS-11H INOBLEKORD (HNS) The annual meeting of the Nobleford Savings and Credit Union learned from director Paul Goldale that assets are up from last year. It was recommended that a per cent dividend be paid on all shares. Marion Moulton presented the secretary manager's report. Joe Konynenbelt reported for the credit committee. There were 57 loans over the year for the value of an increase of from 1972. Elected to the board of directors were William Titsing and Ed Sanderso, filling positions created by the retirement of Paul Goldade and William VenHuis. Marion Moulton was elected to the supervisory committee filling a vacancy created by the retirement of William Titsing. Administration bylaw set in I COALDALE (HNS) -Town council recently approved a bylaw regarding t'he administration of the Coaldale police commission. The commission has been in operation for some years. New members, recently appointed, are Robert Harrison, Wayne Stewart and George Oshiro. Council representatives are Peter Letkemann and Abram Ens. i Clothes for Kenya Rosa Bowden, Lily Bly, Harry Billet and Marie Collett show clothes they are preparing to send to Kenya. Residents answer call for clothes CLARESHOLM (HNS) When residents of Claresholm's Porcupine Hills Lodge heard that there is a need for baby and children's clothing at a missionary hospital in Africa, they responded, at once. Dr. Larry Hoogeveen, one of Claresholm's medical doctors, left here a year ago to serve for two years at a Church of God-sponsored hospital. Local citizens have Service designed to enhance teacher-child relationship CLARESHOLM (HNS) The Willow Creek school board has approved mileage at 15 cents a mile so the Early Childhood Services kindergarten teacher can travel and call on parents of children in her classes. The board decided this trustee of each town where school is located, school principal and superintendent; and Mr. Grant was named representative on the Southern Alberta School Authorities Association as well as a director on the Southern Alberta Educational Television Board. CP Rail employee honored for 48 years of Services program. This will help the child adjust to school life, the board decided. Dr. Alan MacLeod, superintendent of schools in the division, said it is important to provide speech therapy for some pupils but it is a costly service with some specialists charging an hour. Nothing new could be established for several years, he said. Willow Creek trustees decided to close schools for nine days of the 1975 Canada Winter Games scheduled to be held Feb. 11 to 21 so that students will have the opportunity to participate or witness the events. Boxing events will be held at the Claresholm high school gymnasium and the CBC will televise events. Gasses will be in session until June 21 next year to make up time lost for the games. Trustees were appointed to recreation boards as follows: Lloyd Barr, Fort Macleod; Jack Marshall, Stavely; Agnar Johnson, Granum; Ray Chatterton, Claresholm: and Dr. Frank Baker, Nanton. Trustees will alternate in attending principals' meetings. Committee members: Salaries, Art Grant of Claresholm, Dr. Baker and Frank Eden of Fort Macleod; teacher selection, local Town buys new trucks COALDALE (HNS) The town of Coaldale has purchased two new trucks. One is a large unit to be used by public works. At present the town also has two small trucks operated by public works and general town services. Plans for a new fire truck are being studied and will be dealt with at budget time, Mayor A F. Blakie noted. Credit union manager quits NOBLEFORD (HNS) The secretary manager of the Nobleford Savings and Credit Union, Marion Moulton, has resigned. Mrs. Moulton was secretary manager for the group since it was formed in March, 1987. A gift from the members was presented by the vice- president Karl Lang. Mrs. Faye Beanie has accepted the position. NOBLEFORD (HNS) An employee of more than 47 years for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Karl Lang, was honored by, that organization on his retirement. The event was held at Lethbridge recently. Mr. Lang came to this country from Hungary in 1926 as a young man of 18. He join- ed the section crew at Mazeppa, a point south of Calgary. In 1933 Mr. Lang returned to Hungary to get married, and, on his return, he was stationed with the section crew at Midnapore. He was also stationed at High River, Manyberries, Nashland, Sask., then Bullshead, Mossleigh and finally Nobleford, in 1947. When Mr. Lang arrived at N6bleford, the section stretched the vast distance of eight miles, and in 1969, the stretch was increased to 45 miles. Mr. Lang was one of the few Canadian Pacific employees, chosen to appear in the Pierre Burton television movie, The National Dream, to be shown in this area March 3. Mr. and Mrs. Lang are looking forward to enjoying their garden and various hobbies in their retirement home in Lethbridge. Worthy is installed CLARESHOLM (Special) Mrs. D. A. Mouser was recently installed worthy matron of the Claresholm chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. continued to take a keen interest in his activity through letters and some visits. Marie Collett, manager of the lodge, reports the old timers have collected enough money to send three parcels of clothes to the hospital. Another one is being made ready and will be sent soon, she-said. "We sent more than worth of new clothes and have enough for a money she said. "The clothes were put through the laundry so they could be classed as used clothing to make it free from duty." Miss Collett said, "It makes us feel a little better to help someone in greater need than Staff and residents all chipped in to help raise the money for the work of the popular Claresholm doctor who they hope will return after his two years are up. Mr. and Mrs. David Bower of Claresholm are on their way to Kenya to visit the doctor and his family. He worked with them with the CGIT and High C group of the local United Church. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. Established 1911 Uwnr Floor 117 4ttl T-1S41 District calendar The Coaldale Community Hospital Women's Auxiliary will meet at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the hospital boardroom and a film entitled The Hospital That Couldn't Burn will be screened The Coaldale Home and School Association will meet at p.m. Feb. 6, in the R. I. Baker School here and the topic to be discussed is, "Parents, do you know what is going on at a reception for Mr. and Mrs. Lonny Prince will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lee Creek Education Centre, kindergarten section. Officer saves man's life PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Special Const. Gordon Provost, while patrolling the Peigan Indian Reserve, recently saved the life of George Little Moustache after he noticed names in the Little Moustache house. Const. Provost found Mr. Little Moustache still in the house, his clothing op fire. 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