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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMday, March 19, 1974 LETHBRIDQE HERALD New ground for water supply By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK Breaking tew ground on municipal Finance, city council has 'approved borrowing million for improvements to the Joseph-Gold Creek water supply. It is new ground because last year the ratepayers approved borrowing of only million. But the city consultant recommended this be raised in view of rapidly rising construction and material costs. With provincial government wipeout last Dec. 31 of all municipal voters lists, and Community society healthy PINCHER CREEK (Special) A surplus of is shown in the Pincher Creek Community Hall Society's report on activities and operation of the hall. Events in the hall during the past year brought in receipts of Expenditures for operation amounted to More than one-third of the expenditures were from interest charges. Assets of the society, including building, furniture and fixtures, are in excess of Building permits TABER (HNS) An application' for a building permit for a 7-EIeven Food Store was the largest of worth of permits approved by Taber for February The new store, first of its kind in the town, will be located just north of the Taber General Hospital on 50th Ave. The estimatee cost is The Taber Irrigation District plans a new steel shop building at the intersection of Highways 3 and 36 in west Taber. at a cost of Eight of 'the 14 permits issued were for renovations or additions to existing buildings, most of these business places. District calendar The Hoping Shortgrass 4-H Beef Club will hold its beef show and sale June 7 A card party will be held in the Vulcan Lodge Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday Saturday, April 20. there will be a Vulcan Senior Citizens Fund- Raising Sale in the Vulcan Arena and saleable articles are solicited Friday. March 22. the OORP birthday dance will be held in the Vulcan Civic Centre for members and invited guests.. Friday. April 5, the second annual Champion Lions Casino Night will be held in the Community Hall at 8 p.m. new voter qualifications, it appears impossible for a municipal vote on the additional amount. The municipal affairs department permitted public notice of the increase and the frontage tax and service rates it would establish to give the public opportunity to petition against the increase. Not a single petition was received. Tenders have been called, closing April 2, for the earth and concrete dam and installing approximately five miles of pipe from the new damsite. Municipal Affairs department approval and lieutenant-governor order in council are necessary to the thrice-read amendment before final reading and adoption. grants aid child program FOREMOST (Special) The Foremost Early Childhood Education Services committee heard recently that it has been granted per child by the-Alberta government to operate its program, backdated to September, 1973. The committee was formed early in 1974 to promote and co-ordinate the activities of the kindergarten and to I provide auxiliary services to (outlying communities who were unable to send children to Foremost. This would be done through home study groups. According to ECES chairman Ann McNaney, the group can expect an increase to a child when their program is approved by the County of Forty Mile school committee. This is being studied. A similar program' operating in Bow Island, 30 miles north, received county support recently. It is believed that about 20 youngsters will be affected by the Foremost program. money slows expansion CRANBROOK (Special) The Cranbrook Savings Credit Union annual membership meeting was told only a "tight" money situation curbed its enormous expansion in 1973. Its total assets rose 60 per cent to nearly million. It added 609 new members to a total of members. Deposits rose more than 60 per cent to almost million. Loans granted tallied million and total outstanding loans were million, up 59 per cent compared to 1972. Mortgage loans now account for 83 per cent of this portfolio. W. J. Belding, retiring after consecutive terms as president, was re-elected to a new three-year term as a director and continues as Kootenay member of the seven-man provincial executive committee and advisory council. Former vice president AI Manjak was named new president with William Finch, vice-president and also elected three-year director, along with George Austin. James Kennedy is secretary, and full-time treasurer and staff member is D. G. Hellrud. The million in loans went to 519 applicants. Available services at its llth Ave. office now include share savings, chequing accounts, short-term and term interest- bearing deposit accounts and an endowment savings plan. Audited financial statement for 1973 showed net income up 25 per cent to of which was transferred to undivided earnings. Race track approved COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale and District Motorcycle Club has received town council's permission to establish a three-eighths of a mile flat race track at the former sewer lagoon site. Recreation director W. D. Geldert brought the request to council and it was approved on a short-term basis. Skating CWL names contest executive COALDALE (HNS) The St. Ambrose Church Catholic Women's League has elected Pat Kingston, president; Mrs. Bobby Smith, vice president; Rea Beekman. secretary; and Bonnie Sturm, treasurer. The CWL decided to donate towards the community band fund. Mrs. E. J. Nicolay, convener for the local drive for funds for the Alberta Heart Foundation, says the drive is continuing. About has been collected. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Crowsnest Pass Figure Skating Club has announced that competitions will be held in the Bellevue arena starting at a.m. March 30. Fees for entry must be turned in to the club 'professional Miss Ramona Shemko on or before Saturday. The figure skating club will hold its March meeting in the Blairmore arena at 10 a.m. Saturday when reports on the recent carnival will be presented and photos of the Ice Show will be shown. The Herald- District Customers dispute gas agreement GEOFF TAGG photo Hands across the border Cascade teens meet Foremost students Lions help promote international knowledge By GEOFF TAGG Special Correspondent FOREMOST Four teen- agers from Cascade, Mont., recently shook hands with four from Foremost on the Canada-United States border at Sweetgrass. It marked the beginning of a two-week international youth exchange sponsored by Lions clubs of both communities. The Cascade youngsters, Bruce Kesler, David Minehan, Diane Bauch and Kareene Creek, all 16 and in Grade 11 at Cascade School, met their counterparts at the border and then proceeded to Foremost for the first week of the visit. The two towns are similar in size and population but the Montana students found things very different from back home, especially at school. They received an unexpected holiday Thursday and Friday as the Foremost school was closed by a flu epidemic. Activities were the Foremost Lions Club for each evening. The Montana party was introduced to the Canadian sport of curling as they took part in a mini- bonspiel at Foremost. They attended a Lions women's Taber school dates reviewed TABER (HNS) The Taber school board has invited comment from parents in the division with regard to proposed dates for the 1974-75 school term. The board is delaying its final decision on the dates until it has had some comment from parents, says school superintendent James L. George. Monday, Aug. 26, is opening day but no other dates in the school year have been firmly established. me proposal has received approval from area teachers. It has been under study by the board. It suggests schools be closed Feb. 11 to 21 inclusive next year so that students may have the opportunity of seeing the Canada Winter Games. It is further proposed by the teachers that the nine days lost would be made up by having a shorter Easter holiday and closing school for the year a little later than usual June 27. The board is not yet convinced the degree of participation in the Canada Winter Games warrents closing the schools, although, it was agreed, such action would indicate support for the games. The gariies cuiuuiiiiee has asked that schools be closed so that all students and teachers would have an opportunity to "take advantage of the once-in-a- lifetime experience." Many of the events for the 1975 Canada Winter Games are to be staged in Taber. night and dance, and went to visit internationally noted hunter and conservationist Alva Bair at his home near Milk River. They also visited the University of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Community College and were guests of the University of Lethbridge Senate for lunch. Travelling with the Montana party were hosts for .the first week, Denise Roxanne Wallman, Rina Stovel and Elaine Nelson. These four 17-year-old girls are all in Grade 11 at Foremost. They are enjoying the hospitality of the Cascade Lions Club and school this week. On hand at the border ceremony were officials of both Lions clubs, customs officers from both nations, and a number of parents and well-wishers. TABER (HNS) A group of natural gas users in the Big Bend area, north of Taber and south of the Oldman River, are claiming that Canadian We'stern Natural Gas Company is not living up to an agreement it made with farmers in the Big Bend in 1968. At a meeting in Taber, the company and the users failed to reach agreement. There is now a possibility the dispute may be taken to the public utilities board. The 1968 agreement set the initial cost of installation at The agreement states that after a five-year period gas "may" be installed at the cost of service lines only. Big Bend gas users, headed by Clyde Conrad, say the company has reneged on its Safety award earned NATAL (HNS) Two crews, a pit operations crew and one from the Elkview preparation plant, ail employees of Kaiser Resources Ltd., recently received the B.C. Safety Council silver award for safe' work and for injury-free performances. Crew I of the Harmer pit operations has worked more than man-hours since April without a lost-time injury. It won both the bronze and silver awards. General foreman of the 85-man crew is Lanny Kniert. Other crew foremen were Warren Draper, G. McDonnel, Ray Corcoran and Al Amundson. The proficiency certificates were presented to Lawrence Riffel, superintendents, pit operations, by safety supervisor Paul Dyer. word. The company, however, claims that since Feb. 21, 1974. it is no longer bound by the agreement setting the maximum charge of Dan Saga of Canadian Western said a sum of which represents a contribution by the customer toward the cost of the distribution network, has been established as the minimum fee for service. In addition, the customer must pay for service line footage. Surplus cash at Pincher PINCHER CREEK (Special) There will be a healthy cash surplus in the 1973 financial statement to be issued at the annual meeting of the Town of Pincher Creek, March 27, at 8 p.m. in the large meeting room of the town hall In the past two years attendance at the annual meetings has been good. The court of revision will be held March 25, at 7 p.m. prior to the regular meeting which will be held at 8 p.m. There are eight appeals to be heard. SEED CONTRACTS High Prices Contracts now aniliblt for PEAS and other SEED CROPS COLUMBIA SEED Co. Ltd., Vauxhall Phone 654-2535 WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 Day Only Thursday, March 21st 516 3rd AVENUE SOUTH (Nmct Door to Bank of Montreal) Report your news to The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent In Your Am MONARCH MRS JACOB DEXKER MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS MAX1NE HANSON NANTON MRS MARY BENSON NATAL, B.C. MR PAULCHALA NEW DAYTON MRS B.TON0UEU. 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