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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, March 0, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 15 The Herald District Council briefs Blairmore tax rate may top 100 mills BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Town council has learned that the tax rate this year may exceed 100 mills. Council is opening up a number of new lots in the southeast section of town and an additional four lots in the west end and the town foreman has been advised to order water mains to service the areas. The discussion, during the last council meeting, brought Magra th- Ca rds to n marching band plans Utah trip CARDSTON (HNS) The Magrath-Cardston Marching Band will travel to Salt Lake City in July to take part in its Days of '47 parade. The.Cardston school division board recently authorized the trip. The band will also perform in the Victoria Day celebrations at Victoria, B.C., in May. There will be several southern Alberta parade performances this summer as well. The band, with 100 members, staged a number of rousing performances last summer and won some top prizes., Boyd Hunter is bandmaster. Final plans and specifications for the addition to.the Magrath High School should receive department of education approval by March 15. It is hoped a tender can be awarded shortly after that date. The Jboard has given the project top priority and is doing everything possible to expedite the approval and tendering process. Action against the board has been taken through the courts by a teacher in an attempt to nullify a transfer to a Hutterite school. The first hearing in the case has been set for April 23 at Calgary. The question of adjusting the 1974-75 school year to facilitate the Canada Winter Games was again discussed. There has been very little public response to the question to date. Parents are asked to contact their divisional trustee, school principals or the divisional office and express their view on the question of closing school for the two-week period in February, 1975. The board has adopted a policy of replacing score clocks that have become impractical to repair. In connection with this policy, a new score clock has been ordered for the Magrath. Elementary School gymnasium. The school board and the Village of Glenwood plan to co-operate in the construction of an outdoor multi- recreational facility. The plan is for a paved and.fenced area that will provide for such activities as tennis, roller skating, outdoor badminton, volleyball and basketball as well as a winter ice arena. The annual meeting of the electors of the Cardston school division will be held in the Magrath Elementary School Wednesday, March 27, at p.m. Open house at Coaldale for mental health group COALDALE (HNS) An open house sponsored by the southern region of the Canadian Mental Health Association will be held from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. March 14. in the Coaldale and District Sportsplex Hall. Four topics are to be discussed. At 3 p.m. Peter O'Donnell, community co-ordinator of the Centre for Personal and Community Development for the City of Lethbridge. will speak on Marriage and the Family. At 4 p.m. Joanne Critchfield will speak on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Ms. Critchfield is from the drug and alcohol commission. At 7 p.m. a talk on Stress and Depression will be given by Dr. Alan Perry, counsellor at the University of Lethbridge. At 8 p.m. Dr. Roger Barnsley, psychologist at the University of Lethbridge, will speak on Mental Health and Illness. The general public is urged to attend and take in the sessions. Information on these topics and all programs of the Canadian Mental Health Association will be available. CITY OF LETHBRIDGE NOTICE Scenic Drive will be closed from 4th Street South to 5th Avenue South during the day of March 18th, 1974 to facilitate con- struction of the 6th Avenue bridge approach. This closure will be for approximately 6 months. The detour route will use 4th Street South and 5th Avenue South. Please watch for further announcements regarding changes in this routing. out the growing demands for the purchase of equipment for servicing and maintenance, which means a higher mill rate, town secretary Alrik Tiberg says. Mayor Ernie Fantin said he felt that either the town should remain dormant and not expand or "we get going." Councillor Wallace Aebli suggested "we've been chicken for 20 years; let's get with it." The current rate is 96 mills on an assessment of Mr. Tiberg told- The Herald Thursday. He stressed that the 100-mill figure is far from set, however, and that there is considerable work to do on the budget before it is presented to council in May. Meanwhile, council has decided to purchase a new backhoe and snowplow unit rather than spend to repair the old unit. Town foreman John Gibos and Coun. Aebli presented a number of brochures on various types of machines available. They were delegated to study the purchase and costs and bring in their recommendation at the next meeting. It was indicated that with the trade in allowed, a new unit will cost the town between to The recreation board had a surplus of from last year. Council recommended that a portion of this be used for expanding the playground program this year and the remainder placed in a reserve fund. During the discussion on creation, Coun. Frank Capron receation, Coun. Frank Cap- ron reported the paved tennis priority on the town's "operation co-operation" provincial grant program, would cost about This would include a chain-link fence, nets and other equipment for multi-purpose courts that could be used for volleyball and outdoor basketball. The town's share would be with another coming from the community assistance grant and from local fund-raising. Coun. Ernie Luini expressed concern over the renovations that are going to be needed to update the town's electrical system and to increase the service with the expansion the town is experiencing. Mr. Luini suggested that a survey should be made to find out exactly how much profit the town is making on the resale of electrical energy to consumers. He suggested that the town was at one time offered about for the system. Underwood McLellan and Associates will be asked what a study of this nature would cost. Calgary Power will also be asked for its' opinion on whether the town should increase its power intake to 160 volts from the present 2.300 voltage. Complaints that the pedestrian traffic light at Thornton's corner are to high and not visible from the road were discussed and council has now decided to look into the cost of installing proper four-way traffic lights at this point. May 6 to 12 was declared 'anti-litter week" and sub- foreman of parks and recreation, Delki Peressini, will be requested to co- ordinate to the town clean-up this week. The department of manpower and labor advised the town that a new buildings standards bylaw will be inaugurated April 1. A local bylaw will be drawn up to cover the regulations in the new act. The town will cash some of its low income interest bonds in the amount of to pay for its new garbage packer truck unit rather than borrow the money and pay high interest rates. The court of revision will be held in council chambers at p.m. Monday, April i. The date of the annual ratepayers meeting was set for March 26. Council authorized purchase of yards of crashed gravel for summer work. Healthy deer Wary mule deer stop to check out the photograph- er at Beauvais Lake, 14 miles southwest of Pincher Creek. A mild winter and plentiful feed have left the deer in a healthy condition. ELWOOD FERGUSON photo Town fire chief quits, another is appointed ,000 project planned Support sought for band COUTTS (HNS) Paul Thielen has been appointed fire chief of the Coutts volunteer fire department following the resignation of Fire Chief H. J. Hacke. Mr. Hacke has been fire chief since 1961. At that time the department was comprised of volunteers from the border towns of Coutts and Sweetgrass, Mont., and. was known as the Coutts Grass International Fire Brigade. This unique brigade was the only international volunteer brigade of its kind. Since then the policy of all volunteer fire departments has been revised by the provincial fire commissioner's office at Edmonton. The name was changed and it is now known as the Coutts volunteer fire department. Much credit is due the men who have stayed with the department through the years, helping it grow from the days when the first truck was hardly able to reach the scene of a fire. Some of these same firefighters are still giving of their time to provide fire" protection on both sides of the border. COALDALE (HNS) Support from the people and organizations of Coaldale and district is being sought so that a community band from Coaldale will be able to enter and participate in the Kinsmen sponsored International Band Festival to be held at Moose Jaw, Sask., May 16 to 19. The band would consist of 78 students from R. I. Baker, St. Joseph's and Kate Andrews schools under the direction of Robert Findlay and Sister Yvonne McKinnon. Along with Sister McKinnon and Mr. Findlay, James Parks, principal of R. I. Baker, Harold Huntrods, principal of Kate Andrews and Sister Imelda Toomey, principal of St. Joseph's, urge community support to make this opportunity a reality. To date approval has been received from the County of Lethbridge school-committee, the Coaldale Roman Catholic separate school board, the Coaldale Home and School Association and from students and administrations of the three schools involved. A meeting will be held today between school officials and parents to discuss financial support. It appears the project would cost for transportation, entry fe-es and accommodation for eight chaperones, one for every 10 students. The Pincher Creek Figure Skating dub will hold its annual Ice Revue. March 9th, 1974. Starting at p.m. at the Memorial Community Centre Arena This Sanctioned by C.F.S.A. District calendar The Coyote Flats Historical Society will hold a meeting in the Huntsville School at 8 p.m. Monday, March 11 The Canadian Mental Health Association will present speakers Peter O'Donnell, Joanne Critchfield, Dr. Alan Perry and Dr. Roger Barnsley at sessions from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Coaldale Sportsplex hall The Barons-Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and preschool clinics: Hays, Tuesday in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. Picture Butte, Tuesday in the Picture Butte high school from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Taber, Tuesday in the health unit office, in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and Wednesday in the school from to p.m___Vauxhail, Wednesday in the elementary school from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Coaldale, Thursday in the health unit office, (upstairs in the town office building) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m... Taber, Thursday in the health unit office', in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and J :30 to 4 p.m____Hardieville, Friday in the school from to p.m. Snowmobilers elect head NATAL