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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, June LETHBRIDQE The South In short Pincher achievement day set PINCHER CREEK (Special) Members of 4-H calf clubs from Cowley, Glenwood and Pincher Creek will hold their annual achievement day June 10 in the Memorial Community Centre Arena here. More than 60 calves have been entered. The show will be judged at 2 p.m. and the evening session starts at 7 p.m. Calves will be sold by public auction, sponsored by the Community Auction Sales Association. Pee wee calves will be judged but as they are not eligible for the competition their calves will be sold at the Pincher yards June 12. Workers to use Scout Hall COALDALE (HNS) A STEP (Summer Temporary Employment Program) has been approved by the provincial department of manpower and labor for Coaldale. Students will upgrade and paint the Boy Scout Hall here. It will be used for a native drop in centre for migrant sugar beet workers. STEP workers will manage the Coaldale Tot Lot wading pool and paint it. The public works supervisor will supervise the work. The town plans to employ four students in the program from June 28 to Aug. 31. Kidney Foundation organizes FORT MACLEOD (Special) The Kidney Foundation of Canada has organized a chapter in this town under the direction of president Margaret Moses. Testing for kidney disease will be undertaken in local schools during the next two weeks. The foundation has devised a means of mass testing children to screen out those who do not have a minor congenital bladder defect. A relatively small percentage of children are then further tested by their doctors. Letters of consent are sent to the parents for signing or rejection. Claresholm seeks industry CLARESHOLM (HNS) Claresholm town council is seeking to obtain more industry and business enterprizes to establish in town and at the Claresholm Industrial Airport. Several small enterprizes have taken out options to purchase land in the industrial subdivision, including a carpet outlet and a ladies wear plant. One firm is planning to manufacture building products. Council this week passed a resolution to advertise for a full time industrial promoter to work in conjunction with the town and the chamber of commerce to promote the town and area. A committee of Mayor Len Bach, Councillor Dan LeGrandeur and the town secretary will meet soon to draw up a job description and establish the promoter's function and responsibility. U of A grads announced The University of Alberta has announced the following students graduated from the faculty of business administration and commerce during spring convocation. They are: Clair Stone Batty and Robert John Broder of Lethbridge, Paul Nicholas Burns of Brooks and Garnet Lloyd Robson of Medicine Hat. The following students received bachelor of medical science degrees: Daniel John Hryciuk, Sheila Lynn Hughes and George Arthur Rice (with distinction) all of Lethbridge, Dennis Mark Dahl of Magrath. Marse McNaughton of Cardston, and Wayne Wickert Jr. from Brooks. The following students received doctor of medicine degrees: Kenneth Buchanan of Pincher Creek and Marvin Wray of Hanna. Social service program 'pays' TABER (HNS) The progressive economic benefits of social services and preventive social services in Taber are clearly demonstrated by social service figures, according to local director Ray B. Evanson in a recent report to the town council. Mr. Evanson said the cost of social services in Taber in 1970 was (figures in 1971. in 1972, and in 1973. Until last year, when provincial government grants covered 90 per cent of costs, the town received 80 per cent of the total costs from Edmonton. Mr. Evanson said the improvement was achieved by encouraging those able to work to obtain jobs, thus reducing the ranks of the employable unemployed in the town. However, he said that "Uiere are a number of recurring faces" that seem to be unable or unwilling to associate themselves with the self supporting people of the community, and that further reduction on calls from the public purse is possible. Colemanfire chief worried about communications COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Fire Chief Henry Zak of the Coleman Volunteer Fire Brigade has warned town council that on occasion Coleman is without fire protection service due to flaws in the communications arrangement. It was indicated that a local resident has been engaged to look after a fire phone but this R QT f -i-leU. I sought BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The OFY group here is promoting the annual Crowsnest Pass Raft Race and is looking for interested groups to sponsor and organize the event. The race was organized by the Pass pool committee last spring and proved a most successful event that drew many entries and attracted large crowds despite cold, rainy weather. The race will again be held July 1. It will start at the mill bridge in west Blairmore and proceed down the two mile stretch of Crowsnest River to the highway bridge at Frank. No streamlined boats, factory made craft, dingies or rowboats will be allowed in the race. Competitors must create their own water vehicle to be eligible to compete for the prizes. An entry fee will be charged competitors and will be used for prizes. Prizes will be for winning the race; most original craft; best costumes in the race; best attempt to win the race, and others. Groups or organizations interested in sponsoring the race may contact the Crowsnest Pass recreation office at 562-2633, Blairmore. 225 boys join cyclathon TABER (HNS) The recent cyclathon from Vauxhall to Taber attracted some 225 Boy Scouts and Cubs of the Flatlands District, representing nine scouting groups. District president Jack Gray, doubling as project chairman, says that the number of participants was down from previous years. All- f unds raised in the event went to the respective groups. In previous rides, the money raised was split between the groups participating and the district. This year groups will be assessed by the district on a per registered boy basis. The district provided hot dogs and punch for those participating in the 20 mile bike sprint. First to arrive at the finish line here were Barry How of the Taber 5th pack and Derek D'Cunha of Taber 2nd. John Fujimagari led the pack most of the way until a tire blew out. Donation BARONS The Order of the Royal Purple has donated to the Barons Community Hall board to assist with the cost of electric wiring renovations. Phones: Bus. 328-2732 Res. 328-7462 WILDE ROSE HOMES Karl Wild! NOW OPEN at 2102.2nd Avenue North (1 Block North of tht Wrttr Tovrar) Chinook Bonavista Wilde Rose MOBILE HOMES Take Advantage Now Of Out Introductory Opening Specials On All MOBILE HOMES person can leave the phone and is not obligated to advise anyone the phone would be unattended. Council is proceeding with getting fire phones installed in the firemens' residences but this has not yet been done. Chief Zak is concerned that this problem should be corrected without delay. "I would never forgive myself if anything happened due to he said. Council is taking steps to correct the matter and will push to get the firephones installed. Council approved Chief Zak's request to increase his force from 15 to 18 firemen. It also approved raising the firemens' hourly rate to for the first hour and per Oscar Fransen man of many talents Busy Claresholm old timer ill in hospital By PAUL ANDERSEN Herald News Service CLARESHOLM Oscar Fransen, 89, of Claresholm, a man of many talents who once trained coyotes to pull his sleigh and then discovered a goat did the job better, is seriously ill in hospital here. Mr. Fransen. a jack of all trades, is one of Claresholm's best loved citizens. He came here from Sweden in 1914. Small in stature but big in generosity, Mr. Fransen has worked as an artist, stone mason, house painter, sheep and cattleman, car designer, fireplace builder, mechanic, trout grower, gardener, wood carver, tree surgeon, naturalist and practical joker. He didn't make any money with his practical jokes but his other professions paid off handsomely for the life long bachelor. "I've just been too busy." said Fransen recently when'someone asked him why he never married. He was broke when he arrived here but he paid for his first handout supper by Achievement Days set by 4-H clubs. Two additional Achievement Days have been announced by southern 4-H clubs. The Brooks area clubs will hold their Achievement Day Saturday in the Brooks Arena. The calf show will start at 11 a.m. The sale starts at p.m. John Hay of Innisfail is show judge. There will be 194 calves sold from the John Ware. Tilley. South Slope. Happy Jack, Rolling Hills. Brooks and Jenner clubs. On July 2 and 3 the Taber area clubs will have an Achievement Day. The calf show will start at 1 p.m. July 2 in the Vauxhall Civic Centre with Andy Brown of Lethbridge show judge. The sale will start at 1 p.m. Julv 3 in the same building. I District calendar The Diamond City Community Clnb will hold a 15 game bingo at 8 p m Thursday in the Diamond City Community Hail A tennis clinic held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McNally School tennis court The Springpoint Community Homecoming will be held al the Springpoinl Community Hall, about 20 miles west of Fort Macleod. at 2 p rn Sunday. June 30. painting a landscape with housepaints scraped together in Edgar Fenton's garage. Later he had enough money to buy a place of his own west of town. Oldtimers recall how Mr. Fransen trained a pair of coyotes to pull a sleigh and acjt as watchdogs. One morning they presented him with a dozen freshly killed chickens from his own pen. He decided to use a billy goat to pull the sleigh and turned the coyotes loose. The goat often accompanied Oscar into the local beer hall. One night a tippler painted the goat red. Mr. Fransen operated an auto paint shop here on the site of the Cornish Clark Medical Dental Building. In his spare time he shaped his Model T into a fish and painted it with the markings of a rainbow trout. "Wherever I went there would soon be a small crowd of people gathered to look over the car and ask questions." Mr. Fransen recalled. "I sure had a lot of fun with it." Then he started raising sheep and cattle. He used a shovel and wheelbarrow to build a trout pond on his ranch and stocked it with fingerlings. The water came from a spring. During the Second World War RCAF members who trained here found relaxation at the Fransen trout pond. All this time the diminutive Swede carved hundreds of wooden figures, animals, birds and nudes. His ranch home was filled with these interesting sculptures and paintings.'He gave many away to visitors. His skill as a mason and his generous nature brought him lots of work building fireplaces.- His own was the talk of the town. Its intricate stone work and venting system was engineered to circulate the smoke several times to generate a maximum amount of heat from each firing of coal. He designed and built a wind charger generator to supply his place with power. His kitchen cupboards could only be opened by operating a set of hidden levers. This was "to keep the visitors' youngsters from going through my things." Later, he moved to town and built an aquarium. The arched, concrete backdrop featured a mural of sky. mountains and foothills. Red Cross clinic set An objeclive of 160 pints of blood has been set for a Red Cross blood donor clinic in Garesholm June 13 The clinic, at the Willow Creek Composite High School. will run that Thursday from to 9 p.m additional hour for attending fires and the rate for practices was raised to per hour. The matter of the fire department being paid an hourly rate while attending fires in the Improvement District No. 5 was brought up. It was the opinion of council that the ID should contribute towards the cost of the fire equipment, insurance practices for firemen, clothing, chemicals, oxygen tanks and many other items of expense the town pays and which the ID has use of at no cost. The brigade covers the area from the Crowsnest Consolidated High School west to the Alberta B.C. border, a distance of about 12 miles, and from Coleman north to the Vicary Creek mine, a distance of about 14 miles. It covers all of the improvement district skirting Coleman. The town fire committee will set up a meeting with the improvement district committee to discuss new costs for the fire protection service. 'Pass women asked about day care need BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The feasibility of establishing a day care centre in the Crowsnest Pass is being investigated by a group of local women. The survey will determine if there is need for such a service here. It is to be conducted early in June. 'Pass citizens will express their views on day care. Organizers of the project feel there is a need for such a centre in the 'Pass but wish to acquire some hard data through the survey. This will determine what the exact need is before they continue with the project Persons wishing further information on the day care survey (if they are not contacted by a surveyor) may phone Joan Trotz, 563-3230; Colleen Rittwage, 563-3351: Connie Klassen. 563-3512 or the preventive social service office at 562-2331. A successful carnival, Gas co-op meetings announced Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. plans to conduct a series of meetings in the Willow Creek area to sign up applicants for natural gas service. The area proposed for servicing under the franchise granted to the Willow Creek Gas Co op Ltd., is generally west of No. 2 Highway and between Fort Macleod and Cayley. The company says natural gas will be made available to all rural residents at a reasonable cost provided all' participate in this program. Rural residents in this area are invited to attend one of these meetings: Wednesday, at 8 p.m., Fort Macleod United Church Hall: Thursday, at 8 p.m., Claresholm Odd Fellows Hall, or Friday, at 8 p.m. Nanton Canadian Legion Hall. Further information may be obtained by phoning Canadian Western Natural Gas in Fort Macleod. Claresholm or High River. organized by students of the Isabelle Sellon School, netted the Student Council which will be used for various student functions and charities. The council recently donated to the Crowsnest Consolidated High School Band as aid on the trip to Expo '74 at Spokane, Wash this summer. Recital at Pincher Wednesday PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The Matthew Halton wind ensemble, under the baton of C. 0. Strom, will perform a recital at p.m. Wednesday in the Canyon School auditorium here. In a recent recital here, an appreciation of the performance by Lethbridge musician Margaret Foster of Henri Rabaud's Solo De Concert was evident by the resounding applause she received. The young guest artist was accompanied by her mother, music teacher Mr. J. P. Foster, who displayed her own usual superior musicianship. At the recent Alberta Music Festival, Miss Foster won the senior woodwind award. She will represent the province in the National Music Festival at Toronto in August. Turin bride honored TURIN (HNS) A recent community bridal shower honored Mrs. Don Shearer, the former Denise Hammon. It was held in the Turin School auditorium. Ellen McBeath introduced the program. It included a jazz number by Anita Juhar and piano selections by Gail Trofanenko and Terry Juhar. Members of the C.G.I.T. presented a skit. Cable work Nobleford UCW meets COALDALE (HNS) Alberta Government Telephones is installing underground cables and equipment on 18th St. here. It is the firm's responsibility to return the street to its original condition after the work has been done. NOBLEFORD (HNS) Nobleford United Church Women met recently at the Margaret Hann residence and heard new member May Erickson's comments about her European trip. Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON OECOUX, RMktont Discover The Low Cost of Lasting Beauty With New F1L OPLA ON TRANSLUCENT FIBERGLASS PANELS Guaranteed quality saves you money on home improvements. That's why it will pay you to build with new FH OPLATTD FILON, the fiberglass panels with an exclusive armor-hkc surface that protects and preserves the panel surface and color as never before possible. the beamy h guaranteed to JaM. save countless dollars, even compared to panels lhat may cost a few pennies less. Don't specify less than FJI.OPLATED HLON. 24" x 96" SHEETS 3 Colors to choose from per Sheet j. 6 75 ADVANCE LUMBER CO., LTD, 2nd A ve. and 13 Streets. "Your Pioneer Dealer Since 1925" ;