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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Tucjday, June 23, 1970 - THE lETHBRIDGE HERALD SPARWOOD OPENS AS RELOCATION PROGRESSES - Gerard E. Balsley, lower left photo, vice-president and general manager of Kaiser Resources, and former mayor Orlando Ungaro, top centre photo, open the new town-site of Sparwood in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Top right, A. R. Pasini of Edmonton, a director of Underwood McLel-lan and Associates, consulting engineers and planners, unveils the plaque commemorating the official opening. Top left, from left, Mrs. Teresa Doratty, Natal resident for 56 years. Aid. Mrs. Molly Latka and Mrs. Anna Kaisner, both of Sparwood, converse at the opening. Mrs. Kaisner arrived at Michel in 1903 when three years of age. She was the citizen attending who has resided there for the longest period. Sparwood replaces Natal and Michel in an urban renewal scheme. Sparwood Townsite Holds Promise Of Bright Future SPARWOOD (Staff) - It was Sparwood's great day and they made the most of it. They laughed in i^he sunshine. Spai-wood is British Oaium-bia's newest town. It was officially opened Sunday by former mayor of Natal, Orlando Ungaro, dedicated worker for urban renewal; and Gerard E. Balsley, vice-president and general manager of Kaiser Resources, dedicated worlcer for the land ass e m b 1 y sclieme. There was time for remembering. Mrs. Teresa Doratty, native daughter of Scotland who arrived at Fernie in 1907 and who airived at Natal in the horse and buggy days, remembered highhghts of her 55 years in Natal. "It's not the place, it's the people," she said. "And the people ir Natal are happy people." Her sons. Jack, Bob and Brian, work for Kaiser Resources as fireboss, tipple worker and mechanic. Her husband, the late Ben Doratty, was the tailor at Natal for 41 years. Mrs. Anna Kaisner of Sparwood, area resident for the longest time, recalled the "friendly town" of Michel where she grew up. She arrived there in 1903 at the age of three. Orazio De Luca of Fernie, native son of Italy, recalled his 51 years in the area and his work in the preparation plant of CNI cleaning coal. To Mr. De Luca Sparwood looks "very good, very active and very prosperous." Charles Kozler and his wife Euphemia, married in Michel in 1930, rocaUed a life that revolved around his work in No. 3, No. 8, B seam and 8 south. He was a coal miner for 51 years, his wife a daughter of Scotland who Uved 47 years in the boom or bust coal mining towns. Fernie Mayor Reno Lenar-don and his wife Ruth were on hand. Mayor Lenardon sees a great future for Sparwood, his wife recalls when there were only one or two homes. "One house got only as far as a basement and we used it as a swimming pool." While Sparwood booms, Mi- $3 Million Expenditure For Hospitals Wins OK chel is bust, or nearly so. Ninety per cent of the old coal-dust caked houses at Mi- CRANBROOK fSpecdal) -East Kootenay Hospital Regional District's four hospital districts solidly endorsed the proposed expenditure of $3,320,-000 in construction facilities over the next few years. Less than one-fourth ratepayers within the municipal and rural areas voted but 86.69 per cent of the voters approved. The referendum) required 60 per cent majority. Two-thirds the amomt \vdll go toward a new and adequate Red Shield FORT MACLEOD (Special) - Five Salvation Army officers were here recently to conduct the annual Red Shield campaign. Among the officers was a former Fort Macleod man, Capt. Ron Butcher. Rebekahs Busy PINCHER CREEK (Special) -Alexandra Rebekah Lodge had a surprise visit from Fort Macleod, Clare s li o 1 m, and Stavely lodges when district deputy president Kaye Carlson of Stavely read her commission and welcomed Alexandra into District 14A. Each visiting lodge put on a skit. Recent visits were made by the Pincher Creek lodge to Blairmore, Fort Macleod and Lethbridge. The president of the Rebekah Assembly of Alberta, Mrs. Mary Reeves, paid her official visit to Alexandra. At this time two members were initiated. Members will hold a social evening June 23. A project is the annual cancer campadgn, convened by Mrs. Mae Robinson. To date the sum of $1,600 has been received. Picnic Set mUi RIVER (HNS) - The annual picnic of the Milk River-New D a y 10 n-Coutts pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada will be held June 28 at the Elmer Penrose Rancli. Worship will begin at 11 a.m. Social visitation, relaxing and games are scheduled. All persons attending are asked to provide their own COUNTRY NEWS These Are The tctlibridgc Herald Correspondents In Your Area MAGRATH MRS. MILDRED HARKER ............ P.O. Box 97 MASINASIN MRS. FRANCIS MUEllER .... P.O. Box 329, Milk River MONARCH MRS. JACOB DEKKER ............... P.O. Box 61 NANTON MRS. MARY BENSON ..............P.O. Box 314 MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS. MAXINE HANSON .............. Gen. Del. Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising equipment and food, except for coffee and ice oreasm which will be provided by the UCW and the Sunday School. Clean Grounds FOREMOST (Special) - Pupils in Grades 1 to 6 here recently undertook a spring cleaning of the school grounds and field. Each grade was assigned to a different area to clear under the supervision of a teacher. It is estimated that about four truck loads of waste was removed from the area. Golf Tourney FOREMOST (Special) -Foremost Golf CIuIj's annual open tournament, postponed June 14 to free people to attend the delayed Mardi Gra.s. will take place Sunday, June 28. Action will commence at 10:30 a.m. Pitch Horseshoes COALDALE (HNS) - Persons in Coaldale and district wishing to pitch horseshoes may do so at the new horseshoe pitch west of the library here. W. D. Geldcrt, reci-eation director, reports the old pitch north of the library has been mioved to the west end. Another pitch has been constructed. Honor Couple FORT MACLEOD (Special )-Salvation Army captains Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cullen have been posted to The Pas, Man. Friends gathered at the Citadel recently to wish them "good luck and (Jod's Blessings." Rev. George Peters expressed the feeling of the assembled friends. The honored giiests responded to the good wishes. A social hour followed. Wins Contest FOREMOST (.Special) - Winner of the water safety contest held here recently was 10-year- old Roddy Granberg, a Grade 5 pupil at Foremost School. The contest was held during water safety week and more t3)an 300 entries were received in Foremost. The draw for the winner was made by Mardi Gras queen of 1969 Janet Hamling at the Gras Ball. Need Teachers NOBLEFORD (HNS) - The Nobleford United Church board called a recess until September. Sunday Scliool classes have closed until September. Two teachers are needed. There will be no church services during July. Wins Tourney NOBLE FORD (Special) -Lethbridge golfer Nick Onofry-chuk is the champion of the 1970 version of the Keho Park Annual Golf Tournament. He defeated Ken Blanev cf Vaux-hall. Keho Park Golf Club president Lloyd Fraser presented the trophy. Strawberry Tea ENCHAJsT (HNS) - The Ladies Comniunity Association held its annual strawbeiTy tea and bake sale along wth a sale of aprons in the hall. A very lerge crowd attended. They also had a table of handicraft, all made by people well - known in tlie district. .Mrs. Edith Wiest and Mrs. Flo Re>'nolds poured the tea and coffee. Tlie bake ."^ale and apron sale were looked after by Olivia Wiest and Esther Gillespie. hospital for rapidly growing Fernie - Sparwood area, while the rest will be divided on a priorities-cf-need basis for additional beds and building condition improvements at Kimber-ley and at Lalte Windermere Hospital, and 15 additional beds in Cranbrook's extended care section, to bring its total to 50 extended care beds to serve the four hospital districts. 50 Lots Plotted At Taber TABER (HNS) - A proposed subdivision of annexed town property south of Highway 3 east of 55th St., and a replot plan in northwest Taber, to make available some 50 residential lots and highway commercial sites, were approved recently by town council. The proposed south Taber development comprises the Barton farm property, and involves closing the present Barton road in favor of 55tli St., and the extension eastward of 45th Ave. to the present tire shop and macliinery agency properties. The subdivision plan prepared and approved by the Oldman River Region Plaiuiing Commission includes all of the land annexed Jan. ]. extending 45th Ave. and 45A Ave. east to 64th St. chel have been destroyed by Kaiser. Tte rest will crumble to the bulldozer soon. Only Nvidows oi ex-miners and retu-ees are allowed to stay on. Some immigrant families live in row housing; pay $25 a month rent. Their chOdren breath the smoke from the bipi-cduct plant of Michel No. 1. The greenish smoke pours out of half a dozen smokestacks, veils the gi-een hillside background with a haze of pollution, chokes the lungs of tourists whipping through on Highway 3. Farther west. Natal hangs on to life. The province owns most of it but did nothing until the early 1960s to make life brighter for its citizens. Former Mayor Orlando Ungaro dedicated himself to that task, succeeded admirably in many ways. "Work together," urged Mr. Ungaro. "Only in this way will Sparwood become the town it deserves to be." Probes Costs TABER (HNS) - The board of Taber School Division No. 6 recently directed transportation committee chairman T. J. Parkinson of Vauxhall to study the division's transportation system in an attempt to reduce capital and operating costs. Areas of concern will include bus routes, equipment both privately and division - mvned and personnel. Five school buses recently purchased by the di\ision will be driven from the eastern Canada factory dming July by regular bus drivers. FISH STORY Nearly 4,000,000 pouJids of fish are caught at Florida's Lake Okeechobee annually. Crowsiiest Pass Bureau NEWS -:- CIRCULATION -:- JOB PRINTING Vernon Deeoux, Resident Rep., Blairmore - Phone 562-2149 AGRA MART LETHBRIDGE GIANT CLOSE OUT WE ARE CLOSING OUR LETHBRIDGE OPERATION! VERSATILE PARTS I 20< WHILE THEY LAST Off Regular list Price Cash Price Only SMALL LOADER ENGINES 20% OFF! 7.25, 9 and 10 h.p. SWATHERS VISITORS WBLEFORD fHNSI - Mr. and Mrs. LauTCnce A. Mills, Mr. and Mrs. William Mac-Millan and son Bill of Cran-brook, B.C., Miss Gladys Coons and Edward Mills of KimbtT-Icy. B.C.. were recent vl'itorf. at the homes of Mrs. Edith Borggard and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Krai. 2-18 fl. new Versatile propelled V.G. 4 motor. Regular $3067.00. Closing Out Special . . . Model 103 Self Propelled IS ft., VH 4 motor. Regular $2867. C 4 7(10 Closing Out Special . . 4'   WW 1-Pull Type Swather Regular $7S. Closing Out Special . 103 self- $1900 Transport. $55 USED EQUIPMENT SPECIALS TRACTORS H.D.n.B. -Ready to Closing Out Special . . . Allls Chalmers Go. Regular $2000 Crawler. $4000. John Deere 830D - Electric Start - Recent motor overhaul - New paint. Regular $3500. C9QOn Closing Out Special .... ^COUU Allis Chalmers D21 - 791 Hrs. - Duals - Cab - Turbo Charged - Excellent. Regular $9000. $6500 Closing Out Special Minneapolis Moline G1000 - Factory change overs done. Regular^ $6200. Closing Out Special ......... $3850 COMBINES I I I Case 600 - Self Propelled - Cab and Cutting Equipment. Regular $4500. Closing Out Special .......... $3000 Masse/ Ferguson 410 Self Propelled, Cab - 10 ft. McCoy Renn Pickup. Hesston Straw Chopper. Good. Regular Closing Out Special . . . . $4200 Massey Ferguson 300 Self Propelled. 8 ft. McCoy Renn Pickup. Straw Spreader. Good. Regular $4500. Closing Out Special .......... $2500 SWATHERS 1-19'/2 foot I.H.C. Model 175 Self Pro-polled. VG4 motor. Excellent unit. Regular $2650. Closing Out Special . . . 1-19", ft. I.H.C. Model 175 Self Propelled. VG4 motor. Excellent unit. Regular $2250. Closing Out Special . . . ALL EQUIPMENT AND PARTS NEV/ OR USED LISTED ON SPECIAL PRICES WILL BE SOLD ON A CASH NO TRADE BASIS - F.O.B. LETHBRIDGE. THESE PRICES ARE IN EFFECT UNTIL JUNE 30, 1970. Shop and Office Furnlluro will be sold at reduced price* - May be viewed at cur stoiel ;