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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Nursing home stalled Friday, July 16, 1771 THE LETH1RIDGI HERALD 3 TABER (1INS) A request Jointly made by the four mun- icipal governments in the Ta- ber MD area, that a 50-bed nursing home be erected at Taber at the earliest opportune time has met with a delaying action by the Lethbridge Auxil- iary Hospital Board. The towns of Taber and Varahall, the village of Grassy Lake, and the Taber Municipal District, currently within the auxiliary hospital district and paying auxiliary hospital requi- sitions, made the application for the nursing home facility after considerable research to determine that such action is fi- feasible. An earlier request for consid- eration of the nurshlng home Raymond residents keen on programs RAYMOND (HNS) Senior citizens in the North County of Warner Recreation area which includes Raymond, Stirling and Wrentham are getting just a little more than average built up to the first senior citizens lour to be conducted by the Recreation Board, with Morley Roelofs as director. The tour is set for Sunday July 25. As space is limited on the bus, only those who register first will join this first tour. The tour will take the senior ci- tizens to Lethbridge to the band concert in the park, as well as a visit to other points of inter- est. In Hie meantime it is not only the senior citizens that have an interest in the summer fun and game program, the teenagers are looking towards Saturday July 17, when they will have a full day from 11 a.m. lo 6 p.m. to attend the "Paint In." Prizes will be awarded for the best ar- tiste of the day. The instruction given weekly in archery, tennis, diving, track and field as well as the ladies jogging is popular as each in- dividual makes a choice of the port he or she is most inter- .sted in. Swimming at the pool, all at the parks and golf at le golf course leaves very lit- e leisure hours that are not illed for all ages. Landmark sold by auction TABER (HNS) One of Ta- befs early landmarks is to give way to modern suite living ac- commodation. The old Dr. Alfred Hamman residence at 5107 54th Avenue has been purchased by Parker Leasing and Rentals. Two tenders for the purchase of the properly were opened by town council Monday, the offei of Parkers for being ac copied. The selling price was equal to arrears of taxes under a tax recovery tender. The second bid of came from Martinelli. Supporting his bid for the property, Kenneth Parker tolt the council that the old building would be demolished, the sit cleared, and a six-plex apart ment would be erected. The new development has al ready been approved by th municipal planning commissio pending satisfactory arrange ments for property acquisition CARPET and UNO (Complete InstatlatiansO Free Estimated No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpet Houso of South" Building okayed TABER (HNS) A four-unit esidential building is to be reeled at Bamwell by Chinook Unterprises Lid. The housing development, to e located on the main street outh of the highway intersec- ion, has the approval of the fanning commission, the MD xmncil and the department of u'ghways. here was made to the hospital board prior to the extension of nursing home facilities in the city of Lethbridge. The auxil- iary hospilal board is Ihe au- thority governing the operation of nursing homes .vilhin its area. The reply of the LAH board to the foul' contributing councils named above was to the effect that tlie Taber location would be considered when any further building is proposed. The Taber MD council took no aclion on Ihe matter, pre- ferring lo learn whal action is proposed by the other councils. The Taber town council, how- ever, determined to carry the mailer further is reactivating the nursing home committee. Possible aclion decided al an earlier joint commitiee meel- ing is to opt out of the Leth- bridge district and set up a local auxiliary hospital dislricl which 'would have responsiblity and control of any nursing home service which might be forthcoming. II is expected lhat Ihe joint committee will meel shortly to decide further aclion to be taken. The MD council wll rep- resent the four groups in mak- ing representations to the gov- ernment. Action taken-to-date has the full support of the Taber Gen- eral Hospital Board in connec- tion with its objective of estab- lishing a full health care ser- vice for the district. Race strip proposal tabled 138 convictions TABER (HNS) Prosecu- jons in Taber police court took in annual upswing during the nonth of June when 138 con- were registered in the monlhly report of Ihe police de- triment to town council. In addition, 101 people picked up in an intoxicated condition were loused in Ihe cells overnight and released wilhout charge. A year ago, the tolal convic- tions stood at 143, wiht only 57 drunks housed overnight for so- jering up. Criminal Code cases at 35 re- mained Ihe same as lasl year, up from 16 in May. Public dis- turbances and impaired driving made up the bulk of the of- :ences, one driver refusing the weathalizer tesl. Repairs lo Ihe radar rail re- sulted in a marked increase in speeding offences under hie Highway Traffic Act. Total charges numbered 48 as com- pared with 19 in May. Under the Liquor Conlrol Act, most of the 48 offences were for illegal possession, with a few charged wilh illegal con- veyance or intoxication. Also on the increase was the number of motor vehicle acci dents of Which Ihere were 2; involving one minor injury am amages of Nine of Ihesc 'ere reportable lo Ihe depart- nenl being over properly oss, Ihe oilier 14 being of minor nalure. The minor injury broughl to iree Ihe personal injuries dur- ng the year, ending a four month injury free period. Coaldale cuts back in on regional recreation COALDALE (HNS) The, creation boards in the New thermometer ST. LOUIS (AP) An elec tronic thermometer that can take a patient's temperature in 20 seconds has been developec by LaBarge Inc. of St. Louis the company said here. It re- tails for about Canadian whisky is the toast of the world ...and smooth SPECIAL RESERVE is very proudly Canadian SPECIAL RESERVE CANADIAN WHISKY TABER (HNS) A proposal to close Highway 3, from 50th Street west to the Provincial Park road, for use as a racing and test strip, was presented to the town council .Monday by Gerald Unger on behalf of the Gear Lords Car Club. Closing of the four-lane high- way would be for two-hour per- Fire service rate disputed COALDALE (HNS) There are differences in opinion be- tween the Coaldale town council and the Lethbridge County No. 26 council on how much the county should pay for rural fire protection services for 1971 to the town. Town officials say it must be as this is the cost of pro- viding the services. The amount is due July 30, 1971. The county is prepared to pay only Tiie conflict has been on for several months now. In order to maintain the high- est standard of fire protection town council states the is a must. ods only, not more often than li-weckly. Mr. linger told council that luring the time of closing, vhich would likely early Sunday mornings, traffic would lave to be rerouted to the north side of the railway tracks. How- ever, no mention was made of he disposilion of Iraffic using iighway 36, south, which inter- seels Highway 3, midway in the drag atrip. Present at the council meel- ing were police officers for the town and the RCMP Chief Gor- don Hacking of the town force was concerned about public ac- ceptance of Ihe proposal. RCMP Cpl. James Corsan was also concerned about pub- lic liability in case of accident, and agreed to find out what is done elsewhere, and what spe- Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Leavitt McCarthy photo Golden wedding BOOK COSTS Book repair costs for Leth bridge public libraries are ex peeled to come to in 1971. CARDSTON (HNS) A pio- neer couple of the Harrisville district, southwesl of Cardston recenlly celebrated their gold- en wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Leayitl were honored on Ihe occasion when their family held an open house al their home. Mr. Leavilt was born in Card- ston in 1906, son of Jerimiah Leavitt who came to Canada with his father, Thomas R. Lea- vitt in 1887. own of Coaldale will enter into :ie Regional Recreation Agree- ment wilh Ihe County of Lelh- >ridge for 1972. The motion was carried wilh our councillors in favor and hree opposed. AnJthcr motion passed per- aining to the agreement was made by councillor LeRon Low. I stated the town will limit its 972 paymcnl to the Regional ward to a one mill commit- ment as outlined in agreement. Pwo councillors voted against he motion. One mill is about The firsl agreement made be- tween the town and county was or a two-year period and ex- pires the end of 1971. There are two regional re- One is north of Ihe Oldman River and one south of the river. The town is contributing 000 to Ihe regional recreation board in 1371. For 1970 il was Ihe same. The lown in its 1971 budget has several ether recreational expenses. They include for tot lot improvements, towards the building of the Coaldale and District Sports- plex, and had Ihe Sportsplex swimming pool been complete for this summer's swimming the town had allotted for operational costs. In the town's budget estimates amounts are also set aside for the Coaldale Community Hall, Coaldale Cen tenm'al Library and Coaldal" SetUers Day. ________ ,000 donation COALDALE (HNS) Doug Ober president of the Coaldale Kinsmen Club, presented a cheque for from the Kins- men In-Trust Fund to Deputy Mayor Ben Reimer for the Coaldale and District Sports- plex fund. Tin's is the second presenta- lion made by Ihe club. The firsl was in lale 1970 in Ihe amount of The club set up the Kinsmcn- In-Trusl Fund lo raise money for a swimming pool in Coal- dale a number of years ago. The club has been a slrong force in Coaldale prodding working and raising money s that these much needed facil .lies can .be built The first stage of Ihe _ swim ming pool is Ihe administra lion block and outdoor swim ming pool. The original goa was to have the pool complete for swimming this year, bi due to lack of funds this coul not be done. Nevertheless, the K i n s m e are oplimistic and continue t be slaunch supporters. Selected whiskies subtly blondcd... tastefully mellow croato the gentle flavor and character ol Special Reserve. Distinguished by Its dashing twist-oil 'travel-cap' in black, rod or gold. The psrlect companion... tor travel or relaxation. A prestige producl of Canadian Scliertlcy Distilleries lid. Fishing poor TABER (HNS) Eleven air cadets of Taber Squadron 225 braved the rigors of mountain terrain and climate in a sur- vival camp held over the past weekend at McGillavry Flats north of Colcman. Adult supervisors were Roy Sassa and Millon Waddle, squa- dron supply officer and rifle in- structor for the squadron. This "firsl lime" experience, extended from 5 a.m. Saturday to lale eve- ning, was termed a success. The Soys constructed shelters from evergreen boughs, slept in the open, went hiking and fish- ing with line and hook and whal bail could be found, and had an excellent outing. The success of the fishing experience was thu leasl salisfactory of the week' end. STOLEN BOSTON (AP) Three youths snatched a handbag con- taining in bills from Anna Doran, 57, of Milton as she waited for a bus here in the Mallapan section, police said. Police found the straw h a n Ir. and Mrs. Leo Leavitt of Creston, Mr. and Mrs. Will Lea- citt of Cardston and tfrs Carrie Neilson of Leth- bridge, Mr. and Mrs. John Well- man, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd (Bud) Stott of Cardston. Telegrams were received from Premier Harry Strom and Lieutenant-Governor Gr'ant Mc- Ewan of Edmonton, Prime Minister Pierre Tnideau, Gov- ernor-General Roland Ktichen- er Robert Stanfield MP, and Deane Gundlock MP of Ottawa. Third place MAGRATH (HNS) Mag- rath-Cardston Band placed 3rd in Canadian Band and 3rd for Canadian Brass Band at the Calgary Stampede parade. Sixteen Canadian and 10 Amer- ican bands were competing. Director Boyd' Hunter was very pleased with the perform- ance of the 80-member march- ing band who have only been playing for two years. Five ju- nior members are participating for the first time. Magralh Cardston Marching band will be in the Cardston Parade July 17. Lethbridge on July 19 and at Magralh Birth- day celebration July 24. DONATION Doug Ober president of Coaldale Kinsmen Club presents cheque for from the Kinsmeivln-Trust Fund lo Deputy Mayor Riimtr for tha Coaldalo and District Sporttplax Fund, Warren Wuthier Wins Herb's Western Wear Champion High Point Cowboy Trophy At The Fort Macleod 'Midnight Days' Herb Shorter proudly presents Warren Wuthier of Banner, Wyo. wilh the fifth of the 11 annual Champion High Point Cowboy Trophies to be awarded. qualified to win by coming first in the Roping event accumulating the most points and money at the Fort Macleod "Midnight Days" held on July 10th and llth.___________________________ Tom Bews Wins Herb's Western Wear All Round Trophy At The Fort Macleod 'Midnight Days' irb Shector proudly presents Tom Bews of Pekisko, Alberta with the All Round Trophy. Tom qualified by participating in 3 of the 5 major Rodeo events ot Fort Macleod "Midnight Days" held on July 10th and 11th. Tom cams first in. Bronc Riding. He BE SURE TO ATTEND THESE COMING RODEOS CARDSTON RODEO-July 16th and 17th WHOOP-UP DAYS-lETHBRIDGE-July 19lh to J4th COALDAIE RODEO-July 31H CHARGE> WESTERN WEIR 308 5th ST. S. PHONE 328-4726 ;