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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March 13, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 3 Parking lot talks held at Blairmore BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - Mayor George Wait reported to council that a meeting has been held between officials of CP Rail and interested local businessmen regarding a parking lot for the merchants' customers on CP Rail property. CP Rail advised they would consider leasing a portion of the property in the vicinity of the area where the former section house was located for parking purposes. Arrangements are to be completed by the two parties. The town act- Bursaries approved TABER (HNS) - Bursary and budget recommendations of its agricultural service board were approved by the Taber MD council Monday. Two $250 bursaries will be offered annually, preferably to a young man and a young woman of the MD area who require assistance in continuing education in the agricultural field. Selections will be made by a special committee on the basis of need and ability, and invitations are extended to applicants currently attending high school. The awards may go to two boys (or two girls) if in any year there is not a boy and girl qualifying. The MD council approved the ASB budget for 1971 in the total amount of $50,725 of which $22,840 will come from current taxation revenue. Tentative agreement with the Department of Agriculture will provide the means of earning grants up to $23,835, the balance of revenue coming from service fees. Sportplex work starts COALDALE (HNS) - Construction of the first phase of the Coaldale and district Sports-plex is under way. The initial stage is the excavation for the dressing rooms with the work to be done by the public works department. Many local and district people with trucks volunteered to haul the dirt to the rodeo grounds where it is needed in the construction of seating facilities. ed only as a liaison group between the two. Council went on record as opposing the application of the Pass Dairy for an increase in the price of milk. The application will come before the Board of Public Utilities at a hearing April 26. Council authorized Underwood McLellan and Associates to call for tenders on the project of laying a new water main line the entire length of town down the main street. The contract cannot be awarded until a money borrowing bylaw by the town has been approved. The Preventive Social Service Program will conduct a drug seminar in the 'Pass on April 16 and 17. The Preventive Social Service Requisition this year was set at 69.5 cents per capita. Deadline for the purchase of dog tags was set at March 22 after which council will take action to dispose of unlicensed animals. A membership in the Chamber of Commerce was apt-proved. Rev. Lane and wife honored . BOW ISLAND - Recently Rev. and Mrs. W. Lane were honored at a banquet held in the Bow Island United Church basement in appreciation of eight years' service to the local congregation. A turkey banquet was served to 175 guests. Special guests included Haven Lane, their son, and his fiancee. Judy Hammel, and Rev. and Mrs. Wilson of Vauxhall; Mrs. Wilson is Mrs. Lane's sister. Mrs. Marge Corraini, clerk of session, paid tribute to the ministry of Mr. Lane. Gordon Blanchard presented a purse of money on behalf of the congregation. Mr. and Mrs. Lane both expressed appreciation for gifts and the loyalty of the congregation, Mr. Lane will retire the end of June after 30 years' service to the United Church of Canada. PLAN MEETING BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - The Blairmore annual ratepayers meeting is to be held in the Credit Union Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. the. SPOTLIGHT'S on |CAPITOL'S EXCITING... SPECIAL FURNITURE SHOW and SALE COMMENCING THURSDAY, March 18-9 a.m. Sharp! Cheek pur ad in Wednesday's Herald for all the details-There'* never been anything like it ever before in Lethbridge! ciAlEfillfol1 ....... futnduM 326 5th STREET SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-8578 FORM F THE IRRIGATION ACT, 1968 (Section 59) NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the water users of the St. Mary River Irrigation District will be held at the Coaldale Community Hall, Coaldale, Alberta on the 25th day of March, 1971 at 1:30 o'clock in the afternoon and at The Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Bow Island, Alberta on> the 26th day of March, 1971 at 1:30 o'clock In the afternoon for the purpose of the presentation of the year-end reports sf the chairman, the Manager and the Auditor of the Board, and any other business of the district. Dated at Lethbridge this 8th day of March, 1971. J. W. THIESSEN, P. Eng. Manager. POOL FUND SWELLS -Henry Rowbotham, left, chairman of the Pass Pool Project committee, accepts a $1,000 cheque from Fernand Paquette, plant manager of Phillips Cables (Western) Ltd. The company has donated the sum of $5,000 towards a swimming pool for the Crowsnest Pass and four more equal annual instalments will be paid. Mr. Rowbotham says other industries in the 'Pass area have indicated their intention of making grants towards the construction of the pool. Napi has oldtime dance on tap Busy schedule planned PINCHER CREEK (Special) - After a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Napi Friendship Association, Ed Yellowhorn, president, announced that Napi would be undertaking its most intensive programing to date, for the forthcoming eight weeks. On Wednesday, March 24, the association will be holding one of its popular Hot Seats at the Lethbridge Friendship Centre. Entitled Black Minority, the prograii will feature Reggie Newkirk of Lethbridge and others as guests, and have Peter Cresswell as moderator. Friday, April 2 is the date for the Indian and Western Dance at Twin Butte. Old time music will be mixed with the sound of drums as each culture presents entertainment for everyone to enjoy. The dance commences at 9 p.m. William Wuttunee, outspoken Calgary Indian lawyer, will be the guest on the Hot Seat on April 16, in Pincher Creek. Reggie Newkirk will moderate what promises to be one of Napi's most interesting programs to date. This year the all-Indian art exhibit will run for three days in Pincher Creek. It will be held in the MD Building in Pincher Creek on April 22, 23, and 24, and participation is open to all persons of native ancestry. Entry forms can be collected at the Peigan Band office, Harvey's Texaco, the Lethbridge Friendship Centre, and the offices of the Indian News Media in Cardston. The third annual meeting of the association will be held in Brocket on Tuesday, April 27-All members are urged to attend. Minor hockey auxiliary organized SPARWOOD (HNS) - At a recent meeting here a minor hockey ladies auxiliary was formed. Mrs. Sybil Peebles was elected president; Bev. Hutchinson, vice-president; Alice Podrasky, secretary; and Bertha Morgan, treasurer. Mrs. Peebles said the women would help with fund-raising, transportation, laundering and mending uniforms. Irrigation Equipment Rainbird-Buckner and Raintrol Sprinklers Don't start the season with worn out sprinkler heads, trade for new ones. $1.50 trade-in allowed (for limited time) BEFORE BUYING YOUR SPRINKLER IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT, CHECK MAJOR'S ATTRACTIVE PRICES We use the best ALCAN aluminum tubing Major Irrigation Co. 2125 2nd Avenue South PHONES 327-5455, 327-5525 For May, the association is hoping to hold a giant powwow in conjunction with the Lethbridge Friendship Centre, in Lethbridge. Scheduled for Sunday May 30 is the annual family picnic at the Summer-view Bridge picnic grounds. Mr. Yellowhorn also announced that Napi will be re- ceiving increased grants from the Peigan Band Council, the Town of Pincher Creek and the MD No. 9, this year. With other friendship centres in Alberta, Napi is also hoping to encourage further financial recognition from the provincial and federal governments for the 1971-72 fiscal year. Warble Fly topic highlights meeting CLARESHOLM (HNS) -About 75 people attended the annual meeting of the MD of Willow Creek in Claresholm and there was a considerable discussion on such matters as upgrading of roads, the proposed plan to make the MD a Warble Fly free area by making treatment compulsory. Farmers in all seven divisions of the MD seemed to feel that they each had the most heavily travelled roads in the division and should have them upgraded. Ross Bertrand, field supervisor for the Agricultural Service Board, reported that the weed inspectors had visited over 100 farms in the MD and there had been complaints of Dredging progressing BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - Work is progressing favorably on the dredging program in the Crowsnest River through the town limits of Blairmore. The work, being done by Drain Contracitng of Blairmore, is to cost in the vicinity of $4,000 to be shared equally by the town and the Provincial Department of Water Resources. Reports indicate the river channel will be lowered by approximately three feet which will also benefit the towns sewer system that takes in considerable water through seepage into the pipes. thistles. He said more grasshoppers were expected to hatch this year according to a sstudy made last fall. Chairman of the meeting was Allie Streeter of Nanton who said he didn't like the compulsory aspect of the Warble Fly restricted area regulations. George Whitehead' said the annual meeting a year ago had asked for a petition to be circulated to establish such an area. "We are only trying to find out if people want it." Sherm Ewing who ranches west of Claresholm said "what if you buy 50 calves in December from B.C. . . . how are you going to treat them?" Treatment is not recommended in December and January. Former Councillor Tom Blunden expressed concern that the meat would be affected by residue from the chemical treatment. Other farmers also expressed opposition to the compulsory nature of the proposed Warble restricted area regulations. Steve Sears of Nanton made a motion to have the government add a dollar to the fee for hunting licences to pay for damage done by hunters when they used stop and yield signs on roads for target practice. More district news page 21 Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS -:- CIRCULATION -:- JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmore - Phone 562-2149 These Are The isthbtndge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area BLACKIE MRS. MARGARET MONTGOMERY ...... P.O. Bex 148 CRANBROOK NANCY MILES (Special) ............. 304 Sth St. S. ETZIKOM MRS. THEKLA EHNES .................. Gen. Del. FOREMOST GEOFF TAGG ........................ Box 381 FAITH MRS. THEKLA BHNES...................Gen. Del. Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising Tenders will be called for Magrath sewage lagoon MAGHATH (HNS) - Ma-grath's annual meeting of ratepayers was told tenders will be called for a new sewage lagoon costing about $85,-000. The old system has been in use for over 40 years. New facilities will be located farther East along Pothole Creek. Council feels any new connections can be handled on the old lines so no extensions will be made at this time. Councilman Gerald Irishman also reported distinct improvement of roads since the main irrigation ditch was lined with corrugated tarred culverts and covered with dirt. A total of $3,500 was used to oil streets adjacent to it and paint cross walks last year. COALDALE - The Barons-Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and pre-school clinics: ENCHANT: Tuesday, March 16, in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. TABER: Tuesday, March 16, in the health unit office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. TURIN: Tuesday, March 16, in the school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. COALDALE: Thur s d a y, March 18, in the health unit office (upstairs in the Town Office Building) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. TABER: Thursday, March 18, in the health unit office (in the Administration Building) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. HARDIEVILLE: Fri d a y, March 19, in the school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fluoride tablets are available at all clinics free of charge. Dr. G. R. C. Palmer, medical officer of health, urges parents to ensure their children are fully protected against contagious disease. The plan to hard surface side roads was turned down by ratepayers last year. Block residents can apply by petition to council for this service. A motion was passed by citizens present that the Town of Magrath progress as fast as possible to improve roads and investigate ' the possibility of paving seven blocks a year. Councilman John Moors suggested waiting to see if sewer lines have to be replaced when the new system works. A most successful year was reported by library secretary Mrs. Glen Holman. A total of 8,000 books circulated with as many as 90 in one day. The provincial grant of $915 was used for new books. Some $300 was realized from sale of birthday calendars and cash donations totalled $329. The late H. S. Taylor gave $1,000 for new book cases. Councilman David Lowry stated the provincial government is becoming more recreation minded because of proposed shorter working hours. The grant of $1,000 was used for swimming pool labor. Several repairs are necessary before the pool can operate this year. Magrath entered the Summer Games last year with very successful results. Participation of young people was rewarded with 45 medals for the School District of Magrath. This helped the Municipal District of Cardston win the Summer Games. Entries were ba sically track and field but archery, swimming, horse shoes, equestrian and Softball won honors. Thanks was given Tom Karren who was hired by the Municipal Districts as coordinator. The new tennis court in the town park went into full operation with Mrs. Lewis Stevenson giving lessons to students and adults. Arts and Crafts membership has jumped from 15 in 1970 to 100 now. An attractive program of pottery, art, Diamond Willow work, rock polishing, flower making, bead work, candles, liquid embroidery and requested crafts keep young and old occupied. The new kiln is used often. Mr. Lowry expressed gratitude to the Cardston School Division which agreed to use of the elementary school gymnasium without cost for keep fit and charm classes or activities sponsored by the Recreation Committee. A successful Day Activity program was directed by Misses Debbie KaiTen and Christine Harker. Seventy children attended twice a week- The outdoor skating rink was enjoyed at a nominal fee this winter. Magrath's 18 hole golf course operated successfully on a $15,-000 budget. A sprinkler system had added to this popular attraction. Road improvements have been made from Highway 62 with plans for hard surfacing. This fine course brings visitors from all surrounding communities so a better road was considered necessary by the Municipal District and the town. TAPE SALE Regular C OC $7.95........... 0.90 MUSICLAND Cor. 13th St. and 3rd Ave. S. NATIONAL SEEDS MEETING Monday, March 15th-2:00 p.m. Bow Island Community Hall - PURPOSE - The Contracting of Grain Corn and Alfafa Seed An Expert On Corn and Alfalfa From The Corn States in Attendance New Cambridge Trident, a superb cloth for summerweight suits tailored in the shape of today, boldly striped to complement the aggressive masculine styling. In crisp cool Pure Virgin Wool...the last word in miracle fibre. CLOTHES BY BLACK'S DON'T COST MORE . . . THEY JUST LOOK THAT WAY MEN'S SH0P_lto. on FOURTH AVENUE PURE VIRGIN WOOL ;