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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta For Pincher Creek MD Cash reserves $348,204 PINCHER CREEK (Special) - The annual meeting chaired by Frank Lyneh-Staunton, showed that the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 ended its fiscal year Dec. 31, with a surplus of $29,672. As a {grants) amounted to $1,326,000. result its cash reserves now stand at $348,204. Total revenues for the past 12-month period ($874,000 from taxation, and $343,000 from Operetta a success PINCHER CREEK (Special), - The operetta Tom Sawyer, produced by the Level Six teachers of Canyon School, played to standing room only audiences for two nights, when the public was invited to see the accomplishment of 70 lively students, able instructors, and a good script combined. The students, singing, dancing and speaking portrayed the fun and excitement of Mark Twain's classic. Village girls, barefoot boys, sunflowers, skel-tons and old men in nightshirts complemented solo performances by Leslie Lang, Michael Sproule, Grant Dyck, Sharon Bensler, John Kobza, Sheralyn Rowledge and Gail Warren, and such group numbers as Dern Thet Oat, Skeletons Dance and the rousing finale Our/Boys Are Back Again. The realistic scenes and spectacular lighting were also also handled exceptionally well by the students. Through the enjoyable experience of working together to produce an artistic entity, the Sixth Year students of Canyon School learned the value of cooperation, the basics of stage presentation and provided the community with two hours of delightful entertainment. Cranbrook Library ready for full operation in May CRANBROOK (SpeciaD-Cranbrook Public Library board expects to be operating its library fully by May in its $116,000 building off East Baker Street near 17th Avenue North. The colorful steelclad panel structure on concrete slab is near final finishing, with a tenant already assured for lease of slightly under half the approximately 16,-000 square feet of floor space. Library entry is on the north side of the building with open area for exchange desk, open shelves and reading space, and board room, librarian office and washrooms at ist southern end. Tenant on an annual lease for remaining floorspace is Cranbrook District School board which plans to locate three or four overflow classes from Muriel Baxter Elementary School in separate open plan quarters from the south entry.- The board reports of the whole cost of the building about $83,000 in cash is available, almost half of it city contribution, an additional $2,000 in early pledges, and certain federal construction material rebates. M a x i mum $35,000 loan will complete payment and will be liquidated over five years through rental revenue. The school board annual lease for pupil accommodation will be approximately $8,400 and the school board will employ the building care staff for its quarters. Actual expenditures recorded were: general government $47,462; fire and ambulance $6,949; agricultural service board $19,249; public works $487,442; social welfare $8,374; recreation $2,034; debt charges $1,529; capital expenditures $147,967; Health and hospital $9,454; miscellaneous $23,075 and provisions for reserves $2,500. A petition is to be circulated calling for the initiation of. a compulsory warble fly control program in the MD of Pincher Creek. The petition would require signatures of 80 per cent of the cattle raisers and must represent 60 per cent of the livestock population in the area before council would act to bring about such legislation in respect to compulsory warble fly control The 50 ratepayers present endorsed a resolution requesting the RCMP to operate radar installations on the secondary roads in the MD in an effort to stop speeders. It was felt this should apply in particular to the Beaver Mines road which is subject to heavy traffic. H. Hasselmann, president of the agricultural society, commended the council on the mu nicipality's participation in the regional recreation board's program. The suggestion that the provincial department of highways be approached to improve campground facilities at the old Castle River stampede grounds was heard. CRANBROOK, B.C. (HNS) -City council has reverted to its December stand in resolution form that the Shops Closing Bylaw limitations be removed. Pre-Christmas merchant campaign aimed at altered standardizing hours of store operations was given council consideration and decision made Hobson heads credit union BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - Archie Hobson was returned as president of the Blairmore Savings and Credit Union at the annual meeting held recently. Also returned to the board of directors was vice president Fred Schilling, John Al-bizzati, Alex Wells, Eric Price, Louis Biafore and John Vigna. Credit committee members are Alrik Tiberg, Tino Catonio and A. G. Marcial and supervisory committee members are John Lloyd, John Yanota and Milo Marcial. Mrs. Jean Hobson remains as secretary treasurer, The meeting approved paying 5% per cent interest on shares and loan interest remains at one per cent per month on the unpaid balance. A total of 144 loans were made last year amounting to $254,762 to bring the total loans out to $372,949.90. Following reports of committees lunch was' served and the one hundred present enjoyed an evening of bingo. Cranbrook shopping hours to be thrown wide Crowsnest Festival dates set BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - Plans are now complete for the forthcoming annual Crowsnest Pass Music Festival sponsored by the Blairmore Lions Club. The four-day event will be held March 29, 30, 31 and April 1 in the Blairmore Isabelle Sel-Ion School auditorium. Adjudicator this year will be Dr Manus Sasonkin of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. A grand concert of award winners from the 349 entries in the festival will be held on the evening of April 1 to wind up the event. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. sharp and will be followed by the presentation of prizes and awards. Flic Valley zoning CRANBROOK (Special) -Though an actual Elk Valley zoning bylaw by the Regional District of East Kootenay is not imminent, better understanding appears to be developing on both sides. RDEK chairman S. W. Eilson Wilson, electoral area directors Lloyd Phillips of Elk Valley and Lloyd Sharpe of South County, four directors of the Elk River Land Protective Association and RDEK planner Alfred Miller met recently. A zoning bylaw seems to be coming slowly, as the concept of planning appears to be gaining acceptance. open then to remove all operating hours restrictions. Merchant committee of  the chamber of commerce filed serious objections to wide-open hours in December and Were given until mid-January to come up with concrete recommendation of shops hours limitations. Their recommendations represented only minor limitations based on floor space of the shop. The old bylaw, and revised bylaw proposal, have been under review and this week city council resumed its original stand, and gave three readings eliminating all hour restrictions. It will be given final reading and immediate enactment April 5. Purchase of a new fully-equipped pumper-firetruck at $45,246 from King- Seagrave Ltd. of Ontario, to be delivered here was authorized, brings to more adequate standards fire protection for the expanded city, a portion of which was protected only to Feb. 2, as extra-municipal fire protection area since city equipment was unable to meet potential increased requirements. No city protection service will extend beyond city limits leaving mile - long King Street west of Cobham Avenue unprotected. City council also decided to give 60 days notice to Kootenay Airways Ltd. of termination of its municipal airport management contract The flying school - charter aircraft firm has managed first the municipal airport near the city, then the new airport for many years. Saturday, March 20, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD -11 Support sought for lake project MAGRATH (HNS) - F. F. Balderson, president of Tyrrell's Lake Fisherman's Association says plans are under way to stock 500,000 Rainbow fingerlings this spring at a cost of $14,000. "To raise this amount we WHERE IS ELFLAND? - Mayor David Romanchuk of Elfiand, or the Grade 5 class at John Davidson School at Coaldale, rules the people in the Imaginary town of Elfiand. During the recent open house at the school visitors to thit room were given a lour of the classroom by His Worship Mayor Romanchuk. He gave a comprehensive presentation of the entire classroom. Then the visitors were directed to the various departments where pupils explained what was being taught in each of the subjects. Mrs. Les (Clarisa) is the teacher. Financial statement read at Willow Creek meeting CLARESHOLM (HNS) -About 70 persons attended the annual meeting of the Willow Creek School Division with most of the time taken up with the reading of the financial statement by secretary-treasurer Ray Congdon. Former secretary-treasurer Art Grant caught what he said was "never done," the listing of a $25,000 loan from the bank in the revenue column on page three of the financial statement. It was pointed out that it was a temporary loan for operating expenses. Grant said the loan should have been added to the deficit of $23,280 to make a total deficit of $48,280. Mrs. Kathleen White, chairman of the board, expressed regret that the superintendent of schools was not at the meeting to give his annual report on the education aspects of the division. She said the board would see that the report was made public at a later date. She reported that Mr. Ross would be retiring at the end of the year after over 40 years in the education field. There had been 38 applications for the position and the board would make a decision soon. The duties of the new superintendent would start in September. Dr. Frank Baker expressed strong opposition to the serving of liquor at the annual Clares-holm Volunteer Firemen's Ball held last January. He said the Nanton Advisory School Board had sent a brief opposing the serving of liquor and asked the Board of the Division why they had not accepted the recommendation. Trustee Gerald Loree said "we feel the buildings belong to the people of the Willow Creek school division." The board wasn't compelled to act on the request of the advisory boards, he said, but judge each situation on its own merit. In his report, Mr. Congdon said the division operates a fleet of 58 school buses to transport some 1,280 students. In 1965 the board adopted a policy of leasing buses rather than purchasing them and, as a result, now only own three. The division will shortly submit requests to the department of education to seek financial support for renovations and upgrading of a number of older schools in the division. The adoption of the new school election act has resulted in the terms of all trustees being extended eight months Elections will now be held in October to coincide with municipal elections. Enrolment at the composite high school reached 390 as of September 1 last year compared to 345 last spring. In other business, the board approved a constitution for an organization to be known as the Willow Creek Athletic Association. The association will be made up of such people as principals, coaches and interested persons of the schools in the division with a secretary and chairman to be elected at a later meeting. The association will have a separate commission for each of the different sports. The board also passed a motion to proceed with an application for construction of .library, junior high science room, shower and dressing room and a gym storage room at the J. T. Foster School at Nanton. Weed control successful PINCHER CREEK (Special) - Duncan Kettles, agricultural fieldman, for the Municipal District No. 9 in his annual report for 1970 stated the weed control program was more successful than the previous year due mainly to better weather conditions. Some 195 miles of road were sprayed for weed control and spraying was also done on private and waste lands. Ratepayers in the MD may receive chemicals at a reduced cost for spraying of infestations of hoary cress, field bindweed, toad flax, Russian knapweed and leafy spurge. Twelve miles of new grade was seeded to grass and tree planting was sharply increased, the Agricultural Service Board alone planted 28,-000. Eight 1080 baits were put out for coyote control and over 200 strychnine pellets were distributed. Over 3,000 head of calves on R.O.P. test were weighed on the A.S.B. livestock scale. Library aided TABER (HNS) - The Kin-niburgh public schol library will be some $175 better off as the result of dissolution of the Kinniburgh Mutual Telephone Company. The Taber school division's share of assets of the company stood at $175 which the trustees agreed to donate back to the community library. Share of assets sold to date amount to $152 and this amount was granted to the library at a recent meeting of the school board. Nursing officials visit 'Pass Home, school has new slate COALDALE (HNS) - Mrs. Ron Chizmazia recently was elected president of the Ready-made Home and School Association for 1971. Mrs. James Chabay is the vice-president and Mrs. Jerry Virgmello was elected the secretary-treasurer. The association meets in the school at the call of the chair. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - Mrs. Claire Marconi, president of the Crowsnest Pass Chapter No. 10 of the Certified Nursing Aides hosted provincial president, Mrs. Sylvia D'Hulster of Edmonton; past-president, Mrs. Kay Bjornda-len of Calgary and co-ordinating secretary, Mrs. Edith Kiehlbauch of Edmonton while they paid an official visit to the local chapter. Also visiting the Crowsnest chapter were provincial secretary, Mrs. Marion Johnson of Cowley; membership chairman, Mrs. Myrna Wright of Pincher Creek; Pincher Creek chapter president, Miss Gail Visser and 30 members from Blairmore, Coleman, Hillcrest and Bellevue. Discussion during the evening embraced license, negotiations, labor relations, nursing aides schools, graduation exercises, the advisory council, educational features of the association after which a question period was held. Mrs. Dorothy MacQuarrie of Coleman, who organized the certified nursing aides chapter in this area April, 1961, was called upon and presented with association spoons. Recognition was also given to Mrs. Chris Malzenski of Bellevue who was the first certified nursing aide employed at the Crowsnest Pass Municipal Hospital in 1949. Mrs. Anne Fantin was also recognized for having come to the hospital in 1950. The first chapter executive of 1961 was present at the meeting, and Mrs. V. Proc and Dorothy MacQuarrie were introduced as being the first chapter president and secretary treasurer respectively. Chapter president Mrs. Marconi called upon provincial president Mrs. D'Hulster and on behalf of the local group presented her with gift. need support from all sportsmen and others interested in the well-being of Southern Alberta. Until the new provincial fish hatchery is in production it would take at least 25 per cent of fish produced in Alberta to stock a lake the size of Tyrrell. This would not be feasible, so it is up to us to help ourselves until the new hatchery is in operation," he said. The 1970 stocking was very successful with rainbow trout doing better in Tyrrell than any other comprable known lake. Hundreds of fishermen, women and children enjoyed excellent fishing during the fall and through the winter. Trout from three-quarters of a pound to over two pounds have been taken from the big lake southeast of New Dayton. Fishing there should be second to none this summer and more parking space will be available for boat trailers, campers and all. It is an ideal place to take the family for a weekend or an evening of fishing. Donations of $5 or more automatically make the donor a member of the Tyrrell's Lake Fisherman's Association. Donations can be made to local fish and game clubs, mailed to Box 495, Lethbridge, or Box 86, Magrath. Orders must be in soon to assure delivery of trout by late April. Life saving award made NATAL (HNS) - A native of Michel and now a resident of Nelson, B.C., Mrs. Rose Marie Ebbinghoff, daughter of Mrs. Millie Kotek of Sparwood, recently received a St. John Ambulance life saving award from Joe Carter, president of the Nelson branch. Mrs. Ebbinghoff and Mrs. Donna Claire Keefe gave oral resuscitation to two - year - old Visnia Asnic after she was pulled from Chain Lake, near Cas-siar, B.C., in 1969. The child was cyanosed, bloated and not breathing when her father, Sam Asnic, pulled her from the water after seeing her floating face down in five feet of water. Although Mr. Asnic thought the child was dead, the two women went to work at once and revived her after 15 minutes of resuscitation. More district on page 12 J. I. CASE HAS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Available At MILK RIVER BOW ISLAND PINCHER CREEK J. I. Case Franchise Offers Sale Potential Of $500,000 Most Aggressive and Growing Company In the Big Tractor Market Interest Free Wholesale Financing up to 17 months on machines and parts Rental, Leasing and Rental Financing Available For Detail* Contact R. O. MOORE, Sales Manager J. I. CASE CO. 351-10th Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta Telephone 263-7140 Probes school districts CRANBROOK (Special) -Former provincial superintendent of education F. P. Levirs of Victoria has completed an intensive study in East Kootenay zone for the B.C. School Trustees Association. His project is a feasibility study of existing administration of Fernie, Cranbrook, Kimber-ley, Lake Windermere and Crcston-Kaslo School Districts, with about 13,000 pupil enrolment, with reference to possible amalgamation of al* five or any practical combination of All roads do not lead to Rome says LDS Church official TABER (HNS) - "It does matter to which church one belongs," said Elder Mark E. Peterson, of the LDS Church's council of Twelve Apostles, as he addressed more than 1,500 people attending the Taber Stake conference. Mr. Peterson said that Christ is not divided, though the existence of some 250 Christian sects in the United States indicate the Christian world is not united. All roads do not lead to Rome, he said. The church must show evidence with conformity with the gospel as set down by Jesus Christ during his ministry, must conduct ordinances with authority and must have revelation through prophets, Mr. Peterson said. Other speakers were stake president Kenneth Anderson, first counsellor Garth Harris, Alberta - Saskatchewan mission president Nelo Rhoton of Calgary, regional representative Ray Evanson, and Alberta Temple president Heber Jensen of Cardston. Mis Reva Piatt was the youth speaker. A leadership session stressed the teacher development program introduced by Burns W. Wood of the stake presidency and Roscoe F. Gibb, director of the program in the Taber First Ward. A film was shown, after which Elder Peterson gave instructions on teaching from the Standard Works of the Church -the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Pearl of Great Price. any of them into a single school district. During the week he met separately with the individual boards. His report now goes to the B.C. School Trustees Association for spring consideration by its East Kootenay zone. Church tvomen hold meeting COALDALE (HNS) - Many items of business were discussed at the recent meeting of the Eva Greer United Church Women at the home of Mrs. John Palsky in Lethbridge. President Mrs. Eugene Gregorash presided. Mrs. J. R. Perry gave the reading from the study book, a report on the annual meeting in Medicine Hat was given by delegates with the announcement that the 1972 convention will be held in Lethbridge. The 1971 budget was discussed and accepted by the executive and final arrangements for the Spring supper at the Coaldale United Church Hall Wednesday, March 24, beginning at 6:30 were completed. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS -:- CIRCULATION -:- JOB PRINTING Vernon Dmoux, Rtsidant R�p., Blalrmer* - Phon� 162-2149 STOCKMAN PREGNANCY TESTING A.l. TRAINING SCHOOL FORT MACLEOD, A1BERTA 4 Days Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Fri., March 30, 31 and April 1 and 2 CONTACT PRAIRIE BREEDERS RR8 CALGARY, ALBERTA OR PHONE 253-3808 cusa piow ? STRENGTH OF A 3-ROW FRAME - TRASH CLEARANCE OF A 4-ROW FRAME ? CHOICE OF RIGID OR SHOVEL-SAVER TRIP RELEASE SHANKS ? OIL-HARDENED AND TEMPERED SHOVELS ? HYDRAULIC WING LIFTS OPERATED FROM THE TRACTOR SEAT SEE OUR FU THE SEED 11 LINE If MACHINERY AT AIR-MARCH 23 24 25 NOBLE SALES AND SERVICE NOBLEFORD - TABER ;