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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta rll - THI ItTHMfDOl HERALD - Saturday, Marcli 20, 1971 - No decision made on school band NOBLEFORD (Special )-The home and school association of Noble Central School met recently in the auditorium of Noble Central School. It was decided to take another look at all the costs involved, before a school band was finally decided upon. On the subject of drugs, it was decided to keep the films in mind for showing at future Many view mine film at Natal NATAL (HNS) - A near-capacity crowd was present in Sparwood Secondary School to view the premiere showing of the National Film Board documentary "This is the Price." The picture was filmed in the Sparwood and Fernie areas and attempted ro depict the impact of the resurgence of mining activity brought to the area by Kaiser Resources coal sales to Japan. The film commenced showing two retired miners, Tom Reid and Alex Henderson of Fernie, during a stroll at Coal Creek. The pair recalled the past mine disasters and the lives that were lost in the area. Moving to Sparwood, the scenes showed the massive new machinery and resultant pollution of water from past and present operations. A large portion of the film is devoted to the problems of urban renewal under which many residents were displaced from their places of residence or business. There are also interviews with business and civic leaders of Sparwood, much of which, due to changing conditions, is no longer pertinent. The documentary was directed by Michael Scott, who later presented a copy of the film to Sparwood council for future use by the District of Spar-' wood. i meetings. It was also decided with regard to supervision at record hops and school dances. The purchase of crests for the championship junior girls basketball team, was tabled until the costs were further investigated. The tentative date for the showing of Andy Russell's "Grizzly Country" film has been set for April 19, in the auditorium of the Noble Central School. Further announcements win be made concerning this film. A bake sale has been scheduled for "Trackmeet Day." A committee of Mrs. Farough, Mrs. Margaret Hann, Mrs. Isabella Stoller, Mrs. Jake Groon-enboom and Mrs. Van Esveld was formed !,o organize the bake sale. It was decided the Grade 12, awards be ordered promptly, in order to make sure they arrive in time for graduation. The revision of the bylaws of the Nobleford Association of the Home and School, was discussed at some length, with a committee of Glen Peters, Herman Hann and Mrs. Lucinda Lochia formed to present a draft of the new bylaws. The president, Mrs. Hilgonda Harbors, presided. Industrial course draws Earl Mcllroy PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) -Town secretary Earl McDroy will attend the industrial development course at Lethbridge March 23, 24 and 25 Town foreman Gibb Drake will attend a pesticides seminar at Olds April 1. Councillor James Foreman has been named town representative on the Lethbridge County 26 north region recreation board. Mayor Alex Chronik and councillor Duane Oliver reported to council on their recent Edmonton trip. INTERMEDIATE CHAMPS - Picture Butte Senior Women's Provincial Intermediate Basketball Champions are, front row, from left: Joyce Ober, Marlene Doram, Kathy Benson, Jean Jenson and Jeanene Casson; back row: Rosalie Hanna team captain; Barbara Ronney, Betty Lou Mazutines; coach Roy Jensen; Rita Tolley and Peggy Watson; They whipped Pincher Creek 44-34. Ronney and Doram were top point-winners with eight each. - S. P. Johnson Photo. Drug seminar March 26-27 Queen unable to open school at Sparwood, trustees learn NATAL (HNS) - Fernie school District trustees have approved the employment of an additional Grades 3 and 4 teacher for the Sparwood Elementary School. Some classes in the school are crowded and the board approved the appointment on the recomendation of the district superintendent of schools. A classroom is available for the new split Grades 3 and 4 class. Word was received from those arranging the Royal visit to British Columbia this year that because of a very heavy schedule the Queen is not able to include Sparwood and Fernie in her visit. No further action was taken at this time to invite anyone else to officially open the new Sparwood Elementary School. Bids for the purchase of a trailer owned by the board were opened and a report was made to the meeting the highest bid was $1,400. Members of the board rejected all bids on the basis that all were too low. The trailer is to be advertised again by bid with an upset Chicken supper ENCHANT (HNS) - The Catholic Women's League held its annual chicken supper recently. A crowd turned out and the door prize was won by Mrs. Williamson of Lomond. The raffle was won by Father Mc-Cullen of Vauxhall. It was a set of stainless steel knives, forks and spoons. price established at $2,000. Succesful bidder for gasoline was Pacific Petroleum. Successful bidder for the fuel oil contract was Imperial Oil. SEX EDUCATION In response to a letter received from the East Koote-nay Medical Society there was a discussion by board members of the need to offer an unproved sex education program in the school district. The district superintendent of schools, along with the principal, is to discuss the matter and make recommendations to the board. Sex education in British Columbia schools tend to originate with the local school authorities working in co-operation with medical authorities and parents. Once a program has been devised it can be submitted to Victoria for approval. The district superintendent reported several successful programs have been undertaken in various parts of the province. The district superintendent estimates the enrolment in the district will increase to 3,000 students by September. He also reported the report on "learning difficulties" in the district is being prepared with the help of the principals and that it might be ready for presentation at the April regular meeting. REGIONAL COLLEGE The district superintendent requested a motion from the board that the director of vocational and technical education for the province visit the St. Eugene Mission near Cran-brook to investigate its possible use as a regional college. IRON SPRINGS (HNS) -Committee members Walter V. Boras and John Hormoth have completed plans for a drug seminar, sponsored by the Picture Butte Knights of Columbus. It is to be held in St. Catherine's School at Picture Butte March 26 and 27. Mr. Boras and Mr. Hormoth have worked in close co-operation with the department of youth and the North County Recreation Department to secure resource people who are well qualified to discuss the various aspects of the drug situation as it exists in today's society. Resignations accepted by Taber school division TABER (HNS) - Teacher resignations, leaves, and retirements were accepted at a meeting of Taber school division's board of trustees. Effective at the end of the school year in June, Kevin Russell Jrr' Vauxhall High School, Miss C. Ann Walker of W. R. Myers High School in Taber, and Mrs. Debbie Batchelder now on leave from Central School, Taber, will leave the teaching staff of the Division. Robert Pawlowski of Vauxhall High School was granted leave of absence from Monday, June 21 to attend summer school at the University of Oregon at Eugene, Wash. Retiring at the end of the school year are Mrs. Arvilla J. Anderson of Barnwell, and Dar-rel Peterson, principal at the Kinniburgh School. However, Mr. Peterson will only legally retire, and will continue as principal and part-time teacher. Reduced enrolment at the three-teacher school has prompted a reduction in staff, and Mr. Peterson's part-time service will effect the necessary reduction. In other teacher centred business, the board was in receipt of correspondence from the ATA Taber Local requesting the board's position on the subject of the teacher-board advisory committee. Considered in the light of the fact that all teacher working conditions are now subjects for salary negotiations, the board found that the committee will be phased out. There is now little non-negotiable business which such a committee could handle. The board also felt that in the past, communications between the committee and the teachers had been poor, results of committee decisions having not been brought back to the teachers. Specifically, the board referred to the matter of time off for extra curricular activities, particularly in the sports field, when agreements reached around the committee table died there, and teachers concerned threatened strike action. 12 attend tea ENCHANT (HNS) - A Tup-per tea was held at the home of Mrs. Jessie McLeod recently. There were 12 women present and the demonstrator was Mrs. RebaUrin of Vulcan. Games were enjoyed by all and Mrs. McLeod served lunch to bring the afternoon to a close. Adults and youths from throughout the County of Lethbridge have been extended an invitation to attend and participate in the session. Panel members will include Eric McCorkell, a special projects officer with the department of youth, and formerly academic dean of Alberta College in Edmonton; a marriage and family counsellor, a staff psychologist, a youth worker, a counsellor, as well as local panel members who will include an RCMP officer and representatives of the medical, nursing, and teaching professions. The first session will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, when Mr. McCorkell will ask "Why Are We Here?" During the evening session a survey of basic information on drug misuse will be presented. Another topic will be drugs in society, an overview of some of the social factors which give rise to drug misuse and their implications for society. The evening will conclude with an open session at which time participants will be urged to engage in an open discussion of the subject. The seminar will resume at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and topics for discussion will include the problem which arises with regard to communication between youth and adults; role playing-involvement of youth and adults to drugs by resource people. At 11 a.m. they will identify local problems, with the local panel and audience participating. After lunch a film will be shown, after which the solving of problems will be discussed in groups. Following this a local panel from the County of Lethbridge will speak on special areas. The afternoon will conclude with a panel of resource people, followed by a question and answer period. Bow Island hospital busy BOW ISLAND (Special) - At the March meeting of the Board of Bow Island Municipal Hospital, the first part was a joint conference committee meeting presided over by Dr. C. W. Dick chairman of the medical staff. The group reviewed the space problem and the preliminary plans prepared by Rus-sel and Needham, architects, for a minor addition to the hospital. Note was made that some of the books ordered for the medical staff library have arrived. Dr. Kowalchuk gave a detailed report of the meeting of the Infection Control Committee attended by Dr. Racette. Dr. Dick Welcome to AGR0RAMA 71 GRAIN MARKETING THURSDAY, MARCH 25 EXHIBITION PAVILION LETHBRIDGE TIME 9:30 A.M. GET THE FACTS FROM THOSE IN THE KNOW - Exporter - R. I. M. DAWSON, Vice-Pre*., Corgill Groin, Vancouver, B.C. Grain Exchange - E. McWIUIAMS, Pres., Winnipeg Grain Exchange Miller - R. C. ELLISON, Pres., Ellison Milling, Lethbridge Line Elevator - W. MADILL, Maager, Alto. Wheat'Pool, Calgary Speakers from Vancouver to Winnipeg to tell you what's actually going onl reported on a seminar in Edmonton which he had attended pointing out particulary the significance of the section on the legal aspects of hospital service. The board meeting first heard the monthly report of Mrs. D. Mullaney, director of nursing. Her report noted a busy February with over 90 per cent occupancy. Note was made of nursing staff co-operation in cost-cutting; a doctors - nurses liaison meeting; an administration, doctors, director of nursing, ministerial association liaison meeting. Authorization for Mrs. Mullaney to attend a meeting for directors of nursing in Edmonton was granted. The board turned to regular business' and approved sending the preliminary plans for the hospital addition to the department of health for study and approval. The attendance of the hospital administrator, N. Vucurevich at the southern regional meeting of the Alberta Hospitals Association was approved. Associate memberships in the medical staff were granted to two Taber doctors and a Medicine Hat doctor. The major item of business was the 1971 budget which had been discussed in February and referred to the March meeting. The budget was approved subject to approval by the department of health. It projects a two-mill supplementary requisition in order to achieve a balanced budget, pay most of the 1970 deficit, pay the first third of major roof repairs and provide most of the capital items requisitioned by various departments. The board received an inter- esting statistical report from the department of health showing hospital services for 1969. This report indicates that the hospital provided only about 35 per cent of the hospital care for patients of this district, while 65 per cent was provided by other hospitals, particularly Medicine Hat, St. Michaels, Lethbridge Municipal and Taber. The report also shows that over 90 per cent of hospital service was for patients from this area. Bobolinks are found in meadows and hayfields and are commoner in Eastern Canada than in the western provinces. Angela Haw is accepted by faculty TABER (HNS)-Mlss Angela How, second year pre-med student at the University of Calgary, has been accepted in the faculty of medicine at both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Keith MacCannell, chairman of admissions committee, University of Calgary, and A. L. Darling, assistant registrar at the University of Alberta, made the announcements in separate official notices forwarded to Miss How recently. It was � also noted that Miss How was one of 46 successful applicants out of more than 450 who applied for admission into medicine at the U. of C, and one of 120 successful applicants out of over 1,000 who applied to the University of Alberta. Angela How, a former W. R. Myers High School student here, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy How. Among her numerous recognitions in school here, she achieved top standing in each school year while in high school, being awarded the Governor General's Medal in grade nine, and she was class valedictorian in grade 12. Judo club organized COALDALE (HNS) - A Readymade Judo Club has been organized for all children in the Readymade area. Les Beres is president of the club. Miro Tomasta was elected secretary-treasurer. Local instructor is Bill Jan-zen under the direction of Yosh Sends of Lethbridge. About 30 to 34 children meet every Wednesday evening for practise. A public judo demonstration was recently staged by the club. Demonstrations and instruction was given by Mr. Senda, holder of a black belt and Mr. Janzen, who is a brown belt holder. Mrs. Senda, holder of a brown belt, also participated. To hold dance COALDALE (HNS) - An adult dance, co-sponsored by the Lethbridge County Southern Regional Recreation Board, will be held 8:30 p.m. March 26, in the Coaldale Community Hall. According to W. D. Geldert, recreation director the name given to the event is "The Spring Wing-Ding." Refreshments will be served. Proceeds will go towards the Coaldale and District Sports-plex Fund. The dance is open to members and guests. Tickets are available from the Coaldale Recreation office, or any member of the Kinsmen Club or recreation board. Hillsvieiv Wl COUTTS (HNS) - A resin craft demonstration, by representative of Tandy Leather Craft Shop, was given at the Hillsview W.I. meeting which was held at the home of Mrs. R. Hulit. Eight members and three visitors were present. Samples of finished products including a red raspberry swag lamp were shown. Mrs. Hulit reported on the district conference. Six members of the branch had attended. A discussion was held concerning the placing of Mrs. Alice Campbell's name in the Alberta Women's Institute Book of Remembrance. The Pot Luck Supper and Bingo proved most successful with a profit of $127. These Are The lethbridge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area NATAL, B.C. PAUl CHALA ..................... P.O. Bex 287 LOMOND MRS. LEONARD CHASE .......... Central Delivery CARDSTON MRS. CATHERINE HULL............General Delivery COWLEY CLARENCE WEEKES .................. P.O. Bex 7 STAVELY MRS. VIOLET CLANCY .................... Box 52 Contact these people for your District New* or Clanified Advertising OK improvements to Magrath park MAGRATH (HNS)-Magr�th Town Park will have improvements for fiald and track, football, Softball and other sports. The horse racing track will be moved to an area south of town along Pothole Creek. The Oldman River Regional Planning Commission is nuking plans for a (ix-furlong track to be ready for July 24, Magrath's birthday. J. C. Alston told ratepayers the town's financial position is good. There are no debentures, the new civic building is paid for and the homeowner grant has boosted tax collections. Arrears are only $2,300. Almost 50 per cent of taxes go for education. "Our capacity to handle fires has increased," said Fire Chief Rukn Thomson. "Most fires can be put out in 10 minutes. Councilman George Grunln-ger said the Civil Defence room will be in the Fire Hall. Chief Mountain Health Unit had served this district well, providing school check up and immunization programs. A motion was passed that the health office be kept In Magrath irrespective of a slight additional cost. Dr. R. M. Dehl feels there would not be the service there is. now if the unit operated out of Cardston as some advocate. Mayor Swen Jensen feels Magrath can do as well for its streets as it did in putting up the hew civic building without debenture. About 17,000 is required for each block: It could be made payable over 10 years while citizens pay half and enjoy freedom from dust, less road repairs and expenses on equipment. "We plan to oil all sideroads joining main street and feel the Improvement will be well worth the cost." Ratepayers moved that the Town of Magrath progress as fast as possible to improve roads and investigate the possibility of paving seven blocks a year. Secretary H. C. Poulsen spoke regarding new housing in the town. Brochures will soon be available at the town office for those interested in building new homes. Council has applied for a survey on public housing this spring to see about low-cost homes. Application has also been made for a nursing home and senior citizens' home here. Hospital food costs total 52 cents per meal COALDALE (HNS1) - At the Coaldale Community Hospital last year the total food costs were $8,186 for 15,975 meals or 52 cents per meal. Total operating budget for the hospital in 1970 was $169,-760. In presenting the financial report administrator Frank F. Wiens said the 1969 figure was $155,805. In-patient earnings were $14,558. Out-patient earnings amounted to $13,360. Grants totalled $146,782. Total salaries cost $118,845 compared to $108,562 in 1969, $99,-973 in 1968 and $90,562 in 1967. Operating expenses were $50,915 ($47,242 in 1969). There were 5,366 days of patient care. Surplus for the year was about $4,500. The daily cost of an occupied bed was $31. In 1969 it was $26.75. In 1968 the cost was $22.25. While the average Alberta cost was $36.85 and the Hold dance IRON SPRINGS (HNS) -The Iron Springs Old Time Dance Club is nearing the end of a series of Saturday night dance sessions during which people from six to 60 learned many dances including the Gay Gordons, the Valeeta, the Road To the Isles and many more. To conclude the club's activities for this season they will hold a dance in the Huntsville School Auditorium Friday, March 26, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Canadian average cost in 1968 was. $45. Cost of drugs was $4,795 or about 89 cents per patient day. Medical and surgical costs were $3,665 or about 68 cents per patient day. 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