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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Fernie chamber demands hospital FERNIE - Fernie Cliamber of Commerce has sent a petition bearing 1,603 names to Health Minister Ralph Loff-mark requesting faist action on construction of Fernie Hbspi-tal. The petition, organized by chamber member Miss Loretta Mangan, contains names from all over the area, including Jaffray area, the South Coun-tty, Elko, Fernie, Sparwood and a surprisingly large number of signers from Elkford, the new Fording Coal townsite. At the same time, a petition In favor of a hospital for Spar-wood area also was organized with many signers from all ov�r the district. Fernie chamber took the action following discussion of the length of time it has taken the provincial government to approve plans for a district Iwspital here. Questions also have been raised by the chamber about the seemingly inadequate sum, $2,000,000 set aside for construction. The local hospital board has received approval in principle for a 66-bed hospital to r^lace the already overcrowded 43-bed hospital now in use. The hospital is designated as one to serve the district although the existing facilities, Michel Hospital, serving Spar- Dump sites opposed NATAL (HNS) - The Regional District of East Koo-tenay has been attempting to acquire sites for garbage disposal. It now has chosen about seven sites on which it has applied to the provincial government for lease. One site has been, leased and may go into operation by spring. Probably months of processing are still ahead before the seven sites chosen can be used. Residents in the area of the approved site at Jaffray are petitioning against it. The dump site which the RDEK opposes is at the community of Elkford amd is operated by Fording Coal. RDEK administrator Frank Bertoia is posed to the site because it is too small and too close to the oammunity of Elk-ford. RDEK would not oppose use of the site mitU the RDEK is able to acquire its own site and operate it. wood, will be maintained imtll such time as it is replaced. Health Minister Loffmark has stated that Spai-wood will not get a full hospital but will eventually, he anticipates, receive facilities large enough to look after emergencies, some operations and have a lunited number of beds. Representatives of Fernie board expect to visit B.C. Hospital Insurance Services peojjle in Victoria in about two weeks to put a "dollar value" on recent agreements reached between the two groups on what the hospital shall contain. This does not mean that full approval has been given the preliminary functional plan, but the board feels it has made considerable pro^iess. Fanu business short coui'se March 19 TABER (HNS) - Taber's annual farm business information short course wUl be held Friday, March 19, at the community centre. District agriculturist Murray F. Wilde says this year's course should be of considerable importance. The major subjects will deal with new provincial and federal agricultural legislation and policies. Speakers will include Al Bothamley, federal provincial manpower agent; Dave Jantzie, head of the provincial field crops branch; C3ark Ferries, secretary, Alberta agriculture products marketing council; A. M. (Mac) Runci-man, president of United Grain Growers and head of Canada Grains Council; and Sheri Clark, regional poultry specialist. Other topics will include the new local feeder association policy by Taber association president S. Arnold Odland, irrigated forage crop production and a progress report on gi-ain com research and production on southern Alberta by Don Wilson and others involved in grain com work. Chairman for the 9:30 a.m. morning session will be local beet gi-owers' president Mike P u t i c i, while Lawrence Bar any is expected to direct the 1:15 p.m. session. CANADIAN STARFISH About 60 species of starfish are found in Canadian waters. OPEN SATURDAY HAPPINESS. IS LETTING BLOCK DO YOUR W� offer eonvenfenee, �quick tirvtct, ceurliiy, fluarantctd accuracy, end low eoif." That combination hot made mlilioni of BLOCK cKenh happyl We want to mak* you happy tee! Coma in today. S eUARANTEE COMPLETE q RETURNS * LIFE guarantee accural* prtparollon of tvcry tox return. If moke ony �rrflri Jhot coit you ony penolly er inleriif. ' pay the penalty er !nter�il. Canada's largest Tax Service with over 5000 offi ices in North America. 815 THIRD AVE. SOUTH 9-9 Weekdays, 9-5 Sat. - Phone 327-3712 �����bNO appointment NECESSARYBHiHii^ WOLF CUB CAPiRS - Cubs of the Flatlands district enjoy o little indoor sport cubbing around before the scout-parent banquet at Taber recently. Photographer Ross GIbb said identification was virtually impossible as the rough and tumble changed quickly into a fast game of tag. CWL to honor five members March 17 GRASSY LAKE (HNS) -Grassy Lake CWL met recently in the parish hall. Mrs. Joe (Mary) Kusalik, spiritual convener, led the opening prayers. At this time they also honored the late Rev. Kiely, a farmer priest in this parish. Sixteen members answered roll call with an exchange of valentines. Five members will receive their 25-year membership scrolls at the annual presentation supper to be held in the parish hajll March 17. Hostesses for the afternoon were Mrs. Ben (Frances) Wentz and Mrs. Anton (Helen) Heck. Hoop finals today GRASSY LAKE (HNS) -The Pantherettes, the (Chamberlain School senior girls basketball team, journeyed to Hanna recently to play in the southeastern zone C finals. The Pantherettes won their first game by defeating the Youngs-town team but lost their final game to Cereal. The team from Cereal wtQ now play in the provincial finals at Redwater today. Today the southeastern zone C boys basketball finals will be held at the CSiamberlain School here. Pledge ritual WARNER - Warner Alpha EpsUon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its fu-st pledge ritual i"ecently at the home of Mrs. Barbara Anne Elliott. Those pledged were director Mrs. Vi Mueller, Mrs. Lorraine Kuelm, Mi-s. Connie EUason, and Mrs. Diane Kubik. Village annual meeting set for Monday-j, March 8 GRASSY LAKE (HNS). -The annual meeting of the electors of the Village of Grassy Lake has been set by council for Monday evening, March 8 Snowmohile not wanted in town MAGRATH - Magrath is wide open for snowmobile operators and citizens are starting to complain. One Giarden City resident told the Herald recently "these monstrous machines and their hell drivers roam the streets and lanes day and night scaring half the population and waking the rest." Another citizen said "mothers are keeping cliUdren in their backyards to prevent them from being involved in accidents." Council may have to consider a bylaw regulating snowmobile operation, the citizens' consensus appears to be. Services held by scouters MAGRATH (HNS) - Scout week was recognized at ser-wces in Magrath First Ward CJhapel. Cubs, Brownies and Scouts were on parade with their leaders Ruth RoUingson, Mrs. David Taylor, Mrs. Don Hark-er and Cameron Atwood. Assistant Scout Commissioner Glen Fletcher compared the support of parents, scoutmaster boys and sponsor to a bow, its string, the arrow and its feathers. One is not effective without the others. Mrs K. K. Balderson and Mrs. J. A. Ririe played a cello and organ duet WALKATHON "Ramhk for Recreation" sponsored by the HILLTOPPERS GYMKHANA CLUB SUNDAY, MARCH 28th PICTURE BUTTE to COALHURST - 16 MILES 6 SPECIAL AWARDS Further Information Availoble From MRS. ELSIE lUMlEY, P.O. BOX 642, COALHURST Phone 327-9023 Entry Forms Available at the Following: Recreation Office, Picture Buttei Recreation Office, Coaldaie; Central School, Nobleford; General Store, Coalhurst; Dayman's General Store, Barons; F. M. Auction Mart, Fort Maeieod; Doug's Musio and Sports, and Ellrabefh Ann Beauty Shop, Lefhbridge. Proceeds to building fund for recreation development. and will be held in the Community Centre kitchen. The 1970 financial statement has been mailed to electors and the statement will be discussed ait the meeting. Reports of the work done in 1970 wUl be on the agenda. Cooking program set for March 15 PICTURE BUTTE - The departments of agriculture and recreation have two programs coming up here this month. Monday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. a program on vegetables, garnishes and jiffy desserts wUl take place at the recreation office. Monday, March 22, the accent wUl be on being a good hostess and pleasing the family. Betty Dufour rink wins at Femie NATAL (HNS) - Three rinks from the Spanvood area took prizes in the recent Women's Open Invitation Bon-spiel held in Femie. The Mary Mitchell rink won second place in the A event after losing out in the final. Tlie Betty Dufour rink won first in the B event while the Bebo Morgan rink took second. Tlie bonspiel was higlilight-ed by an unusual edght-ender scored by the Mrs. Evelyn Lutz rink of Pincher Creek. CD t-?i i .',^^'|.f^i.ijAi^'.y^ HIGH CLEARANCE DRILL * MAINTAINS GOOD TRASH COVER * AVAILABLE IN 7-FOOT MULTIPLE WIDTHS ACCURATE SEEDRATE ADJUSTMENT * GUARANTEED SERVICE NOBLE SALES AND SERVICE NOBLEFORD AND TABER Mi-s. O'Hara wins contest MASINASIN (HNS) - The Masinasin Happy Tops CHub held its second anniversary recently at the Lucky Strike CJommunity Hall. Members* families attended. Mrs. John (Grayce) O'Hara won the current contest as well as weekly queen and quarterly queen honors. Division winners were Mrs. Ernie (Betty) Drader and Miss Oiarlene Sturtevant. Others honored were Miss Sherry Mueller, Miss Charlene Sturtevant and Jlrs. Fred Mueller, princess, teen rimner - up and queen for 1970 respectively. Win tourney CARDSTON (HNS) - HiU-spring LDS girls of the Alberta Stake won the recent LDS Girls Regional Basketball Tournament at Letlibridge. Teams pailidpating y.'ere from Letlibridge, Welling, Raymond, Champion, HUlspring and CJardston. Tliis is the fu-st time tlie girls have participated in a regional basketball tournament. 27 permits CllANBROOK (Special) -City inspector John Davis reports 27 permits have been issued to an estimated value of $534,200, compared with 24 permits for an estimated $341,800 value for the first two months in 1970. Major item was the permit at $260,000 value to Archon Development Ltd. for a 2()-unit three-storey apartment near Hie business area at South Second Street and llth Ave, Pioneer clul) meeting set for Marcii 14 TABER (HNS) - The new Taber Pioneer Civb will be officially organized at a meeting called for 2 p.m. Simday, March 14, at the Taber community centre. Election of officers will be the main order of business. The organizational meeting follows closely the recent first annual Taber Pioneer Ball also held m the community centre auditorium with some 300 in attendance. Recognized was Dave Gardner who aiTived in 1890. Other oldtimers registered dates of 1899, 1902 and 1907, and many came from Calgary and Lethbridge with one resident of London, England, in attendance. The ball was arranged by a steering committee headed by Mrs. Sylvia Kinniburgh. Soturdoy, March 6, 1971 - THE LnHBRIDGE HERALD - 3 Hospital financing probed at Pincher Creek PINCHER CREEK (Special) - A meeting of the advisory board and councillors of the Village of Cowley, the Town of Pincher Creek and the MD of Pincher Creek was held recently. Future municipal financing of the hospital was discussed. (Councillors indi c a t e d they are in favor of entering into a voluntary agreement with the hospital to cover future deficits. The matter will l>e discussed Anderson drain cost forecast CLARESHOLM (HNS) - The WUlow Creek MD council recently leamed tlie water resources division of the department of agriculture survey of the Anderson drain project has been completed. The project would cost an estimated $32,-000. The cost would be shared 50 per cent by the water resources branch and 50 per cent by the MD. The Anderson drain would carry run off from the Jim Anderson farm located two miles south of aaresholm on to Willow Creek. Mrs. Ell wins GRASSY LAKE (HNS) -The third card party of the season was held in the Roman Catholic Parish HaU with eight tables of whist played and women's high going to Mrs. PhUomenia EU and low to Mrs. Marie Biegler. Men's honors went to Lyle Wiltshire and low to Alex Powell. PURCHASE TRUCK COALDALE (HNS)-A truck for the town's water and sewer department was recently purchased by the town for $2,960. Council did not disclose who sold the vehicle. Several bids were received. at the next respective council meeting. During January, 1971, SL Vincent's Hospital experienced a record occupancy rale of 7n.9 per cent. Admissions totalled 180, dischai-ges 183 and there were 32 newborns. Out-paticJita totalled 350. Egg war liurls Hutterites COWLEY (HNS) ~ Members of the Pincher Creek Hutterite Colony say they wiU lose "a good $30,000 income" a year if tlie crackdown by the B.C. egg marketing board continues to proliibit their egg sales in the East Kooteaay. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Gross and son Peter Gross of the colony recently were stopped from selUng eggs in the Sparwood and Femie areas. Their vehicle was followed for miles, they said, by the egg marketing enforcement officers. Customfirs include employees of Kaiser Resources who are said to be annoyed at not he-ing allowed to piu'chase fresh eggs from tlie Pincher Ci'cek colony. Tlie Hutterian Brethren havfi built up their egg route over the past 25 years, they say. They are still selling chickens in B.C. More district on page 22 These Are The LetKbtidge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area MAGRATH MRS. MILDRED HARKER ....... P.O. Box 97 MASINASIN MRS. FRANCIS MUELLER____P.O. Bex 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. Cenfacf these people for your District New* er Clatilfled Advertising Cool, comfortable newCapilano cloth, a crisp new Pure Virgin Wool weave specially developed by Cambridge for today's bold styling and colourful furnishings. Select yours now from our excellent collection of colours and patterns. CLOTHES BY BLACK'S DONT COST MOPE , . . THEY JUST LOOK THAT WAY =MEN'S SHOP LTD. on FOURTH AVENUE SOUTH riiRE VIRGIN WOOL 97 ;