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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Warner county records surpluses WARNER (HNS) - Electors of the County of Warner attending the recent annual meeting here learned the school committee tallied a surplus of $88,252 in its 1970 operation. A total of 58.58 per cent of the county budget is spent on schools. G. D. Minion, chairman of the school committee, reported revenue budgeted amounted to $1,861,105 and expenses tallied $1,772,852. The municipal committee, with 41.41 per cent of the county revenue at its disposal, tailed a surplus of $132,528, with revenue amounting to $1,345,564 and expenses totalling $1,213,-036. General fund surplus amounted to $220,781 with revenue totalling $3,206,699 and expenses amounting to $2,985,888. Reeve E. F. Pittman and councillors J. P. Blackmere, J. H. Otto, L. E. Trockstad, D. L. Christenson, M. M Dahl, H. M. Holt, G. D. Minion and E. C. Mueller were in attendance. Fifty ratepayers attended. Reeve Pittman reported Warner has had its first experience with laying a hard-top road surface, A*k miles from Irrigation Equipment SPECIAL Vi Mile 4" x 40' USED LATERAL LINE WITH END RISERS AND MAJOR COUPLERS " Very good condition. PRICED TO SELL $1,198.00 GOOD USED MAINLINE ALSO AVAILABLE AT ATTRACTIVE PRICES We use the bett ALCAN aluminum tubing. Major Irrigation Co. 2125 2nd Avenue South PHONES 327-5455, 327.5525 Raymond to Wilson. The seal coat will be done this year. The program has proven quite satisfactory so far and the coun ty hopes to expand to other areas of the county on a plan ned program. This type of road will cut down expenses and upkeep from gravelled roads, Some arrangement must be made with individual farmers who have susceptible crops (flax, rapeseed) in the spray ing of weeds along the roadways. In 1970 grain and livestock production within the county was satisfactory. However, the marketing of grain leaves much to be desired. The returns for grain and the costs of operation seems to be getting farther and farther apart. This has had an ill effect on the over-all economy of the country, said Reeve Pittman. Public works chairman J. H Otto reported there are no contingency grants available. Therefore, the right - of, - way of a road must be obtained by the county; the department of highways builds the roads, and the county is responsible for maintenance. Public works expenditure in 1970 totalled $542,036. Projects graded 28 miles, gravelled 185 miles of roads; 4Vz miles was hard-topped, the hot pack or final coat will be put on in 1971; this has been a three year project. The initial cost of hard-top is high but costs of upkeep is much lower than rebuilding and regravelling dirt roads. Oiling of roads will continue where paving is not feasible. Several new machines were replaced. A light plant was purchased for the road camp. Ratepayers complained the maintenance of gravelled roads for two-way traffic, especially grain trucks and buses, is not satisfactory. Too many rocks and ridges of gravel are left on top, and roads are not wide enough for safe travel, some said. Highlights from other reports follow: Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital: chairman and reporter, G. D. Minion: Constitutes 16 municipalities; assessed at $144,900,220; has 100 beds with 96 at 100 per cent occupancy and a waiting list. There were 35,173 patient days, an increase of 720; there were. 160 admissions and 129 discharges. Av- erage length of stay is 161 days compared to 400 days in the old Gait Hospital; 19,184 in-patients and 3,027 out-patients used the new methods of physio and occupational therapy now available at the hospital; 81 tons of laundry was done; served 127,000 meals at .82; revenue, $573,420; expenses, $573,264; operated at a deficit of $156,000; cost per patient per day, 16.24; completed projects are, roof repairs; cracks filled; interior completely painted; 66 Lethbridge doctors and nine district doctors are on staff; the requisition from the county is one-half of a mill. NURSING HOMES EdithCavell: 100-bed; Devon, 59-bed; the new home will have 150 beds. Now receive 120 free days, the $3 a day ward rates; the new home will be at 15th Ave. and 16th St. N., at a cost of $1.2 million or $8,000 per bed This will be paid back on a 25-year plan. It will be ready for occupancy one year from beginning of construction. Lethbridge will then have 4.2 beds per 1,000 population, which is above the provincial average of 3.7 beds per 1,000 population. Border Counties Hospital, Milk River, Bert Ainscough, reporting: operating costs $40 per day; average stay 7.6 days; admissions, 572; new bom 41; out-patients attended, Concert Friday at Taber aids Indians TABER (HNS) - The Taber Stake Relief Society is staging a concert, with visiting artists, at the stake centre here Friday evening, March 26. Proceeds from the concert will be used to assist Indian children resident in LDS homes in the stake to attend a Lamanite conference to be held in Salt Lake City later in the season. The Indian students from southern Alberta recently staged their annual presentation of the pantomime From the Eagle's Bed in various church centres in the south. 2,865; operations performed, 111; e m e r g e n c y in-patients, 211; emergency out-patients 1,036; 30 members on staff payroll; paid out $153,517 in wages, other $219,176; revenue, $213,325 deficit; $5,800; received requisition of Vz mill from the county. Raymond Hospital, - James Hironaka, chairman, reporting; operating cost $221,910; revenue, $212,334; 1970 requisition was two mills; because of the age of the building, the maintenance, upkeep and replacement is the biggest cost; air conditioning has been placed in the operating room and will be added to the other rooms. Wages have increased. Cost per patient per day averages $30. There were 45 patients and six newborn. A total of 6,538 patient days; patients admitted 795; major operations 32; minor, 246; out-patients 930; 25 on payroll staff; average stay 8.2 days; 71.6 per cent occupancy;' x-rays, 1,339; donation of an adjustable stretcher and electric bed from local organizations. Ridgeview Lodge: M. DaW, chairman, reporting: Averages 46 guests, at present 49 guests; 10 on staff payroll; operated at a loss of $2,912; rent has been increased as per department of health regulations. SCHOOL COMMITTEE Six new buses have been purchased. There are 25 county-owned buses travelling a total of 295,587 miles and 24 contract or privately-owned buses travelling a total of 405,485 miles. They are also used for field trips, conveying hockey, basketball and band. A total of 7.17 per cent of 58.57 per cent of total budget is spent on transportation. A total of 36.25 per cent of 58.58 per cent is spent on salaries and school expenses. Under the new school act it is mandatory that each county hire and be responsible for its own superintendent. Mr. Minion reported the b u i 1 d ing inspector maintains that the school building structures are physically sound, with just a few minor repairs necessary. As soon as money is available major changes are in order. Walt Jones is the attendance officer for the southern zone and Ira Bourne for the northern part of the county. -. Wednesday, March 24, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 3 Foremost hockey meeting scheduled Pennance held BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - A community celebration of Pennance was held Tuesday evening in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Blairmore. Priests from the deanery assisted. Share Lent 71 COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) -St. Joseph the Worker Council Knights of Columbus has agreed to contribute the sum of 20 cents for each dollar donated in the Crowsnest Pass parish to the "Share Lent 1971" program. Several carloads of Knights will journey to Lethbridge Artificial ice coming soon WARNER (HNS) - Those attending the recent Village of Warner annual meeting heard Warner County southern region recreation director Wayne Currie report the 1970 assessment was two mills - $6,095, which means $22,164 over a three-year period. A cement floor, artificial ice and baseball diamond are recommended to be centralized at the Civic Centre. Artificial ice at the Civic Centre is planned for the immediate future. Mrs. Hedberg reviewed the finances of the Civic Centre: skating rink revenue - $6,454; expenses-$733; bank balance, $1>507; bowling alley, revenue, $4,429; expenses, $3,400; balance, $1,022. HOLIDAY TRIP WARNER (HNS) - Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Minion of Warner and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Minion of Raymond have left by car for a trip down the west coast to California. They will stop at Portland to visit relatives. It 1 ^ words Council 1490 April 6 as part of the Travelling Knight Program. Chairmen in charge of arranging transportation are John Albizzati at Blairmore, Frank Plowman, Bellevue and John S i k o r a at  Coleman. Knights wishing to travel to the Lethbridge event should contact their respectivie chairman. Bake sale BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) - The Blairmore CWL will hold a bake sale and raffle in Simpsons-Sears Mail order office from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Proceeds from this event are earmarked for "Development and Peace." Donations will be picked up for the sale. Call Moyra Lloyd at 562-2230. ; Christianity '71 COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) -Rev. Jom Gordon of Calgary will speak at the March 28 Christianity '71 meeting to be held in the Coleman Catholic Hall at 8 p.m. Father Gordon's topic will be "A New Look." FOREMOST (Special) -A meeting will be held Thursday evening, March 25, to form the Foremost Hockey Association. All persons interested in such a venture are urged to attend the meeting which will be held at the Community Hall starting at 7:30 o'clock. It is hoped there will be sufficient interest in minor hockey for the sport to be organized on a league basis next season. Organizers feel it is important to set the wheels in motion now Mardi Gras thrills 400 CARDSTON (HNS) - Members of the Cardston Figure Skating Club recently presented the Mardi Gras. It was the eighth annual ice carnival. Some 70 skaters were dressed to represent the different phases of life in old New Orleans. Gifts were presented to Miss Ramona Shemko of Pincher Creek, guest skater, and Mrs. Beth Fogal of Lethbridge, the instructor. Cathy Bentler received a gift for selling the most tickets. About 400 saw the show. so plans can be made before the start of next season. It is hoped to organize teams in four divisions: Mity Mite, Tiny Mite, Pee Wee and Bantam. Pre-registrations for players in e a c h division are already being taken, with age limitations as set by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. A good turn-out to the meeting by all those interested in any way is essential as an indication that league hockey is wanted in Foremost. The need has been felt for some time that such an organization would further the interests of a large number of the youngsters in the district. Anyone requiring further Information is urged to contact Joe Trekofski of Foremost. POT-LUCK SUPPER STIRLING (HNS) - The Relief Society of the LDS Church celebrated its anniversary in the form of a pot-luck supper and square dance. Community singing was accompanied by EUen Nelson on the accordian. More district on page 8 ATTENTION LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS! USE THIS HANDY REGISTRATION FORM AND ATTEND- "THE BEEF INDUSTRY IN THE '70'%' & SOUTHERN ALBERTA AT THE EXHIBITION PAVILION, LETHBRIDGE MARCH 27, 1971 NAME ADDRESS.......................................... PHONE [ 1 [ 1 I sholl be attending the Seminar on March 27th and I enclose my cheque or money order for $8.00. I shall be attending the Seminar on March 27th and I shall be accompanied by my spouse for dinner and I enclose a cheque or money order for $11.00. (Please indicate which of the above is applicable.) RETURN TO "THE BEEF INDUSTRY IN THE 70's" c/o DR. R. D. CLARK, LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA SUMS UNBELIEVABLE! SHELDONS DOES IT AGAIN! PROMOTION 9 A.H. TO 9 PJ1 ONE DAY SALE-THURSDAY, MARCH 25 (TOMORROW) 9 A.M. TO 9 P.M. Here's another tremendous opportunity for the budget-minded mothers of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta to clothe the family at fantastic savings! Don't Miss This Great Savings Event! LOOK WHAT WILL BUY COMPLETE STOCK OF:  Ladies' and Girls' Parity Hose, each 25c  Baby Coveralls, each.......... 25c  Kiddies' Running Shoes, pair .... 25c  Kiddies' Sandals, pair ......... 25c  Men's Caps, each ............ 25c  Dickies for Entire Family, each .. 25c  Straw Hats, each ............. 25c LOOK P AC WILL WHAT JU BUY COMPLETE STOCK OF:  Girls' Baby Doll Pyjamas, each .. 50c  Ladies' and Girls' Sling Back Shoes, all leather, pair........ 50c  Ladies' Running Shoes, pair...... 50c  Ladies' and Girls' Wrangler Hot Pants, pair .................. 50c  Men's Gabardine Work Hats, each 50c  Kiddies' Sport Shirts and T Shirts. Long or short sleeves, some flannelettes. Sizes 3 to 6x, each .... 50c  Ladies' Corduroy Slippers. Made in Canada, pair .............. 50c  Girls' Denim Jackets, Canadian Made, each ................. 50c  Ladies' and Girls' Full Slips and Brassieres, each .............. 50c  Ladies' Dresses, each .......... 50c  Ladies' Sandals, pair........... 50c LOOK WHAT n.00 WILL BUY COMPLETE STOCK OF: Boys'-Sizes 8 to 18. Kiddies'-Sizes 3 to 6x. Girls'-Sizes 7 to 14.  Jeans and Slacks including �4 Brand Name Wrangler and  1 Top Gun. Pair.............. |  Boys' and Girls' Nylon Shell Jackets, each ................. $1  Ladies' Bonanxa Shoes. Sizes 5-10. (All Leather). Canadian Made, pair $1  Ladies' Tee Kay Runners. Sizes 5-10, pair .............. $1  Boys' Sport Shirts. Long or Short Sleeve, each.................. $1 LOOK WHAT $0.00 WILL L BUY COMPLETE STOCK OF:  Men's Western Cut Pants by Wrangler. Made in U.S.A. Pair .. $2  Men's 13% oz. Blue Denim Jeans � $2  Canadian Made Ladies' Tea Kay Marie Claire Leather Shoes. Pair .  $2  Boys' and Girls' Brand Name Brave Shoes. All leather. Pair......... $2  Men's 3-Eyelet Thermal Boots, pair $2  Men's Rubber Boots, pair ....... $2  Kiddies' Stretch Slacks, pair.....$1  Men's and Boys' Toughie Sweat Shirts and T Shirts, each....... $1  Ladies' Snow Boots, Deep Pile Lined, pair........................ $1  Kiddies' Rain Boots. Sizes 6 to 3, pair ........................ $1  Men's and Ladies' Dress or Casual Spring and Summer Jackets.....$1  Men's Sport Shirts, Long or Short Sleeve, each .'.................. $1  Boys' and Girls' All Leather Shoes, Canadian Made, pair..........$1  Ladies' Wrangler Scrub Denim Jeans, pair................... $1  Boys' and Girls' Dress or Casual Spring or Summer Jackets, each . $1  Kiddies' 3 Eyelet Thermal Boots, pair ......................... $1  Ladies' Wrangler Flare Jeans, pair $1  Kiddies' Corduroy Jeans, pair .... $1  Ladies' and Girls' Squall Jackets, (Nylon Shells), each............. $1  Girls' Laminated Spring Jackets, each .......................- $2  Girls' and Ladies' Western Cut Spring Jackets ................ $2 Men's-Sizes 28 to 40. ladies'-Sizes 8 to 16.  Jeans and Slacks. Brand �^ Names including Wrangler 0  Kiddies' Winter Jackets. 4> a Sizes 3 to 6x. Each..........  Western Shirts. J  Ladies' Spring and Summer Dress Jackets. Each............... LOOK WHAT SC.OO WILL ? BUY COMPLETE STOCK OF: $5  Men's Top Coats. Zip-out Liners � � Showerproof. Each .........  Men's Winter Jackets. Sizes 36 to 46. Each....... Don't miss the biggest 1 day sale in leth-bridge's history. Unbeatable valuesl Get here somehow and get here fasti Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 25 onlyl HUNDREDS OF UNADVERTISED SPECIALS! ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES SHELDONS OPPOSITE GALT GARDENS ON 3rd AVE. S. NEXT DOOR TO BANK OF MONTREAL ;