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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta FrMcy, March 1, 1974 THI LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Residents reject toll-free service Magrath mayor asks second phone ballot By D'ARCY RICHARD Herald District Editor MAGRATH Mayor E Pingree Tanner says he hopes citizens here will vote again on the Alberta Government Telephones proposal for extended flat rate calling between Magrath and Lethbridge. "If Lethbridge goes for it, we will ask for another Mayor Tanner said in an interview He said he was disappointed the proposal failed to gain acceptance here Magrath citizens voted 49 per cent in favor to 51 per cent against the flat rate service. "We are not in agreement with the minister of telephones with the way the rates were said Mayor Tanner "Magrath will pay double as much as Raymond because we don't have as many telephones. The fewer phones you have, the more it costs (ACT officials talk in different "Another thing, we won't be able to phone Raymond We can only phone Lethbridge, we can't phone these other towns Magrath and Raymond are Miracle child returns home By JEAN SWIHART Herald Correspondent FORT MACLEOD Fort Macleod's little "miracle child" is back home after four months in a Calgary hospital Four-year-old Michael Nash Poje was playing with matches in an abandoned car with friends Oct. when he suffered second and third degree bums to 48 per cent of his body He was rushed to Calgary where doctors fought to keep him alive Each day the report was, "It's a miracle, he's still living." Four months and four operations later, Michael left his home away from home and came back to his family Thanks to the community and to the Shriners, Michael has been given a chance to live a normal life The Fort Macleod Lionettes Club set up the Michael Poje trust fund and citizens donated money in lieu of Christmas cards The fund for Michael's education and perhaps further treatment now stands at And the Shriners are standing by to assist Prior to leaving hospital the doctors recommended a special suit to prevent scarring, or at best to minimize the scarring As the bandages are taken off, parts of the suit can be worn Michael now wears the head mask and one hand mitten. It is expected he will have the other mitien and the leotards in the near future. The Shriners provide the suit as the doctors prescribe At home he is given exercises three times daily and has a daily bath, the only time he is without the mask He is now able to use his right hand some and is proud of being able to feed himself Michael's mother is high in Her praise bf the medical staff, the Town of Fort Macleod, the citizens and the Shriners who came to her aid and have made it possible for her to carry on Michael is the third of five children TV station application to be heard March 12 COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The Coleman Elks' application to set up a CFCN- TV rebroadcastmg station on Bluff Mountain north of Blairmore will be heard at Labor rejects seccession FERNIE The East Kootenay Labor Council said Wednesday its members do not want to join Alberta. The council threatened to boycott businesses which support a move to secede from British Columbia. Several chambers of commerce in the East Kootenay have urged such a move. The council said its 14 unions have worked hard to achieve their present contracts and are not prepared to accept standards in Alberta which they said are lower than in B.C. Drop-in centre proposed for elderly COALDALE