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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, June 21, 19.4 County rejects land bid Lethbridge County will not go into the real estate business. A submission from citizens in Coalhurst. six miles west of Lethbridge, requesting that the county buy land in the hamlet and subdivide it for residental lots, was turned down on the recommendation of Coun. Jim Nicol, who represents the area. Coun. Nicol said he has look- ed at the land supply in the hamlet since he received the request last month but could find no reasonably-priced land there. Reeve Dick Papworth said that having the county sub- divide the land would not guarantee lower lot prices. There is no cheap land in Coalhurst because worth of sewer and water ser- vices are planned for the hamlet. Coun. Nicol said. The county administration is now preparing money bylaws for the sewer and water systems. J.C." Neufeld and Associates, of Lethbridge, will be the project engineering firm. County Manager Bob Grant said Thursday he could give no date when construction will begin. Auctioneers' convention opens here Some 150 delegates are ex- pected in Lethbridge today and Saturday for the provin- cial convention of the Auc- tioneers Association of Alber- ta. The auctioneers will meet at the Park Plaza Motor Hotel. Les Handley is in charge of local preparations being made for the conven- tion. Guest speaker for the clos- ing banquet, at p.m. June 22, will be author W. 0. Mitchell. Graduation goes on COALDALE (HNS) The St. Joseph's School Grade 9 graduation will be held at p.m. tonight in the Kate Andrews High School here. St. Joseph's School was damaged in a fire Thursday morning. GOING AWAY on a summer visit? Why not take a SOUVENIR See the greatest selection of souvenirs in town! Call china 327-5767 DOWNTOWN A mill rate of 59 was set Thursday on residential property in Lethbridge Coun- ty, but farmland and commer- cial property were hit with a 90.6 mill rate, a 10 mill increase compared with 1973. The 1973 mill rate in the county was 80.3. The 1974 county budget of is about nine per cent higher than the budgeted for in 1973. School expenditures this year are es- County residential tax rate 59 mills Power plant sale made Herald headlines in 1927 By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer Sale of the city's power plant isn't a new issue Lethbridge residents were debating it 47 years ago. In 1927, International Utilities, the corporate parent of Canadian Western Natural Gas, offered the city million for the plant, with the street railway thrown in. The offer was later reduced to with the company, assuming debt charges against the utility of Calgary Power, which will soon own the plant after a decision of council Monday night, also bid on the plant, offering an exchange of power and lease of the system. After a heated public discus- sion and calls for a referen- dum sound familiar council rejected the offers. A copy of the Sept. 3, 1927, issue of the Lethbridge Herald, taken along with other newspapers from the corner- stone of St. Patrick's Separate School, recently demolished to make way for a proposed Lethbridge County office building, at 4th Avenue and 9th Street South, indicates a CwtHtod Omul MachMlc CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL KM. PHONE lar-am Mr. Cliff Black, of the Black Dental Lab in the city has been accepted by the Swissident Foundation of Glendale. Cal.. for a course of study in improved denture construction. Mr. Black will be at the foundation from June 23 to June 29. The Foundation was established by a Switzerland firm for research in design and construction of artificial dentures. further similarity to the re- cent debate. A consultant hired by the city recommended keeping the plant, and his report was under as much fire as the CH2M-HU1 report recommending sale 47 years later. The cornerstone and its contents were turned over Thursday by the county to the" Lethbridge Separate School Board. The Herald reported farm labor shortage was an issue in 1927. with about men re- quired for work during harvest. The Alberta Employ- ment Board doubted the men would be available. "Take it From a com- edy with Reginald Denny was showing at the Empress Theatre, and new Chev trucks were selling for The lobby of the Palace Theatre was being redecorated for the fall open- ing and "presents a fresh and bright appearance." A "ladies" washroom was also being constructed off the lob- by. E. Anderson. 908 12th St. S.. was up in court for using obscene language in public. It was alleged he swore at his neighbor Mrs. Heustis, who called the fire department to put out a fire in his back yard. An ad for the lona-Otone Health Clinic offered magnetism as "health's great restorer." and the organizers of the 30th annual Lethbridge Fair were expecting record crowds. Children could get on midway rides and into sideshows for a nickel. Catching up on events of 1927 Following the opening of St.Patrick's School cornerstone Thursday, county and separate school board officials looked through the old newspapers inside: The Lethbridge Herald, Calgary Albertan and Western Catholic. At the opening were: Reeve Dick Papworth, left, Andy Mittalik; School Board Chairman John Boras, Superintendent Ralph Himsl and Frank Peta, board vice-chairman. Logan Pass highway open for daytime use Workers are breathing easier as the worst snow and rock slide conditions in Mon- tana's Logan Pass area in 43 years have ended. The pass, on the Going-to- the-Sun Highway in Glacier National Park, was hit by un- Motorcycle reported stolen A motorcycle valued at about was reported taken from the rear of Honda Centre, 2nd Avenue and 10th St. S.. Thursday. Police say the motorcycle' was parked at the rear of the shop when it was taken during the afternoon. They are still investigating. Gregory E. Kovacs. 809 6th St. S.. reported to police Thursday a theft of cash. He told police he last saw the money Monday. It was taken from a metal cash box in a chest of drawers at his home. usually heavy snow about a month ago which caused several avalanches, rock slides and drifts ranging from 30 to 80 feet. One worker said conditions were the worst he had seen in 43 years. Dick Munro, park manage- ment assistant, said the snow- covered area included some 35 miles of road. It took some 600 man hours with the 14-man crew working 10 hours a day, six days a week to clear the road. The road was opened Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is open now to traffic from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. "We are keeping it closed at night because of the potential of Mr. Munro said. He said they are still ex- periencing small slides in the day and must sometimes delay traffic up to 15 minutes while workers clear the road. "Last week, a cliff broke and fell down the side of the mountain onto the road. Some of the rocks were as big as automobiles and gave us a lot of Mr. Munro said. No biasing was used to clear the road. Workers used bulldozers, rotary plows and mechanical shovels to move the snow and rocks. Another park official said the winter had no unusual snow depths, but the month of May was particularly bad. "It snowed on both sides of Logan Pass during the month of May and there were high snow drifts along the the park official said. Mr. Munro said the difference this year was the quantity of snow, as the pass is closed every year. "It's always a problem to open the road but this is the latest we've ever he said. The road was scheduled to open this year around June 8 but unusually heavy snow in May delayed the opening. The road is posted with cau- signs and is constantly patrolled to keep the road clear and warn people not to stop by the snow drifts, Mr. Munro said. The visitors" centre in the Pass is under several feet of snow but Mr. Munro said it will open by Saturday. Provincial court hears of break-ins AIR COMPRESSORS Mounted Mounted Air Cooled Water Cooled OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236-36 St. North Phone 327-1571 or contact the 'OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. An 18-year-old Saskatchewan man pleaded guilty in provincial court Thursday to three charges of break, enter and theft and one charge of break and enter with intent to steal following AKROYD'S PLUMBING, HEATING AND GASF1TTING TMM lor Mrrtor ctttewn Hum Installations Phonf 328-2106 break-ins at four city buildings Thursday. Alvin Brian Muskaug of Buf- falo Narrows, Sask. pleaded guilty to breaking into city hall. Silverwood Dairies, the Alberta government telephones building and the provincial court house. Police said nothing was taken from the ACT building and small amounts of money and a hard hat were taken from the other buildings. Muskaug was remanded until June 28 for sentencing. An 18-year-old Lethbridge man charged with auto theft pleaded not guilty and was remanded until July 24 for trial. Max Theodore Whiteford. 211 10th St. S., was charged June 13 after a car was stolen. The vehicle smashed into a parked vehicle, failed to remain at the scene of the ac- cident and was recovered by police. A 21-year-old Cardston man. already serving eight months FUR STORAGE TIME i FREE SPEEDY PICK-UP RESTYLING RELINING REPAIRING CLEANING AND GLAZING for break, enter and theft, was given a three-month con- current sentence for breaking into a popcorn stand at 3rd Avenue and 5th Street S. Vernon Eagle Child was charged in April after a bag of popcorn and two packages of gum were stolen from the stand. An 18-year-old Lethbridge man was found not guilty of stealing wood from Henderson Lake Park. Provincial Judge Hudson said there was no real evidence lo convict Steve Douglas Groko, 912 8th St. S. The LETHBRIDGE FURRIERS 514 3rd AVENUE SOUTH Phone 327-2209 INSURANCE HOME-BUSINESS I HnM We Can Save You Money SEE US SOON! 706 S. timated at over million, up about from 1973. Municipal expenditures for 1974 will be about million, compared with the spent last year. Debt charges are down from to while contributions to the capital fund are about higher in this budget year, at Despite the increase in the mill rate, taxation will bring the county only about more than last year. Revenue from taxation, including money paid by other municipalities in the county school district, is estimated for the current budget year at about million. The 90.6 mill rate on farm property will be applied but farmers can apply to the coun- ty for a rebate of 31.6 mills. The provincial government announced earlier this year it would relieve taxpayers with residential and farm land from that portion of municipal mill rates required to raise money for the school founda- tion program. Later the government an- nounced farmers would be assessed the mill rate for the program but could get a full rebate on application to the collecting municipality if they meet certain requirements. This year's municipal mill rate was set at 40.4, compared with 34.4 mills in 1973. The 1974 supplementary school re- quisition, applied to all property in the county, is 15.6, .3 of a mill lower than last year. However, because the assessment in the county, increased from last year, the amount raised by the lower mill rate is still higher than the money generated in 1973 by the higher rate. School boards in the province are limited to i seven per cent increase i year, but the increase is basec on expenditures, not the mill rate. The school committee se the supplementary requisition last month at 17.3, but County Manager Bob Grant said tht rate was set before the tota amount of the assessment was known. The rate for regiona recreation remains at one mill, but the county has leviec an additional two mills for special recreation purposes. The extra levy was adoptee by county council last month after long debate. That didn' save councillors from going through the whole discussion again Thursday. When its inclusion in the budget bylaw threatened to prevent passage until July Reeve Dick Papworth askec the councillors to treat the budget more seriously. He said the county ad- ministration wants to send oui the 1974 tax notices by July 31, and if third reading of the budget bylaw wasn't un- animous, final reading would have to be postponed until the July council meeting. The two-mill levy was first designated in the bylaw for operation and maintenance 01 recreation facilities in urban areas within county boun- daries. But some councillors wondered how the money would be distributed, while others felt recreation facilities in the county should be eligible for some of the money, as well. After defeat of several motions and amendments, and considerable confusion, the bylaw was amended to allow council total discretion on what recreation needs the money would be used for. City voters' deadline arrives tonight at 11 Urban residents have until 11 p.m. today to get their names on the voting list for the July 8 election. Three courts of revision in Lethbridge are open from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Voters should not be confused by the different hours listed on their voting lists. Those hours are "local standard" time. Alberta is on daylight sav- ing time so the hours differ. The returning office reported today that voters are not as apathetic about this summer election as was predicted by some. "An un- Provincial craft shop starts today BROOKS The provincial culture, youth and recreation department will hold its sixth annual outdoor weekend crafts workshop today and Saturday in Dinosaur Park, just north of here. The workshop includes children's as well as adult arts and crafts such as painting, drawing, weaving, spinning and photography. usual number of people are concerned about being sure they can a spokesman said. The spokesman said the of- fice has dealt with about 200 smaller errors at that courts of revision sitting since Wednesday with about 25 to 30 more serious omissions from the voting lists. People leaving for their summer cottages or vacations are scheduling departures to fit around the advance polls June 29 and July 1, she said. City residents who have summer cottages are not allowed to vote outside the elctoral district in which they make their permanent home. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL UB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. NEW 1974 VW BEETLE OTHER TOP VALUES 1972 Toyota Mark II STATION WAGON -mites. automatic, radio 1969 PLYMOUTH 1 owner. 37.000 miles 1971 Plymouth Cricket Clean economy car Beady to go at 1961 ENVOY S195 At RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 3rd end 1-ffh St. S. PHARMACY FACTS from O. C. STUBBS We always appreciate your looking to us for help. 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