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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Sidewalk improvement plan ready to go at Cardston The Herald District March LETHBRIOOE New director sought for preventive services CARDSTON (Staff) Town council Monday night approved Coun. Stan Johnson's motion to advertise for tenders for a wide-ranging sidewalk improvement program. Monolithic sidewalk will cost residents per front foot and per foot flankage. Four foot sidewalk will cost per front foot on 4th St. E. between 3rd Ave. to 5th Ave. on the west side. Curb and gutter will cost residents per front foot and Nobody wants job Angry residents fling flack at dogcatcher per foot flankage. About 25 blocks of sidewalk will be installed; about 30 blocks of curb and gutter; and any street or avenue not surfaced with asphalt is subject to oiling and sanding or oil chip coating if council considers it beneficial. Town supervisor Don Sudo said the town will follow the lead of Lethbridge and Calgary and install sidewalks without using a gravel base. "The City of Calgary for the last three years have used no base under their said Mr. Sudo. He said crossings will be seven inches thick instead of five and the strength will be increased from pounds to "Because of the problem we have of getting gravel, I think we should go ahead with he said. He told Coun. Alma Summerfeldt the cities have experienced no problems caused by frost heaving. Coun. Don Caldwell cautioned Mr. Sudo to be "very careful you don't have a water trap under your sidewalk. We may have to redesign the grades surrounding the sidewalks." Coun. Johnson also won council's support on a motion to install a two-way radio'in the assistant foreman's truck. "We are going to have a heavy work load this summer and it will be to our advantage to have he said. Mr. Sudo said one could be purchased for with antenna. CARDSTON (Staff) When Linda Meldrum told her seven children they would have to send their German Shepherd Husky cross Finnegan away, the kids all broke down and cried. Cardston dogcatcher Otto Skoog has impounded Finnegan twice, the first time for running free in a field near his home and the second time. The second time Mrs. Meldrum got angry. Neighbors Mike Hatch, 14, and Randy Prete, 13, were bringing Finnegan home because "the dogcatcher is out to get dogs." They say Mr Skoog took Finnegan away from them. David and Linda Meldrum paid to get their big, friendly dog out of the pound a couple of months ago. His brief stay there almost ruined his health. He suffered from distemper. "I don't think I would let a pig live in that Mr. Meldrum told town councidl Monday night. "It sure is dirty. There is food all over the floor." Mayor Lloyd Gregson said nobody wants the job of dogcatcher. Mr. Meldrum said the dogcatcher won't impound halfwild dogs running in town. "He's afraid of the dogs from the Indian sayd Mrs. Meldrum. "He goes after Finnegan because he's friendly and comes when you call him." She wondered why the dogcatcher didn't fire tranquilizer bullets into the half-wild dogs. Mayor Gregson said this can't be done because if an individual was ever hit the town would be faced with a lawsuit. "I am not the only one that' is having said Mr. Meldrum. "Maybe the others haven't got as growly and come to council." "There is just no easy solution to said Mayor Gregson. He added Mr Skoog picks up the dogs he can catch. "He seems to be picking on the same particular dog all the said Mr. Meldrum. Council agreed that Finnegan was unjustly arrested and had committed no crime. But today Finnegan is tied up on a chain. He won't be running free in the nearby field. "There is no way we will let him go loose any more, even to play with the says Mrs. Meldrum. Town bypasses annual meeting 'Pass hospital lab scheduled for upgrading MAGRATH (HNS) Town council Monday night bypassed the annual ratepayers' meeting for the first time in 72 years, instead presented reports at an open Teacher-hiring policy okayed FOREMOST (HNS) A policy concerning1 the engagement and placement of teachers was passed at the March meeting of the County of Forty-Mile school committee. On the authorization of the school committee, staff members are normally appointed by the superintendent of schools. However, in his absence, this task is usually carried out by the- county administrator or some other person designated and by the school specifically authorized committee. To make certain that the new teacher fits into the total program planned for the school, the principal is consulted before a vacancy is filled. meeting in the Magrath Civic Building. Local citizens are invited to pick up copies of the reports at the town office. Two potential citizens, Scott Bogden and Conan Miller, Grade 6 pupils, attended council to learn how their town is administered. They learned the Town of Magrath is in good financial condition with in the bank. Sewer improvements are paid for and debenture payments on the new sewage lagoon will not be due until October. The payment this year is The total cost of the new disposal system northeast of town is In other business, J. A. Spencer, president of the Magrath Historical Association, met with council to discuss purchase of a copier machine for albums and files for the New Horizons history book project. The New Horizons grant of will be used for four albums and files with alburns going to the Magrath Public Library, the provincial archives, the archives at Ottawa and one to be retained by the local history association. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Medical laboratory facilities at the Crowsnest Pass General Hospital are scheduled for an upgrading as tentative approval has been received from the Alberta Hospital Services Commission. It has been recommended by the AHSC that the physical facilities of the laboratory be expanded. Equipment facilities will be enlarged to increase services from the laboratory. The Crowsnest Pass General Hospital medical laboratory has joined the Southern Alberta Regional Laboratory, Lethbridge. Dr. R. A. Bainborough of Lethbridge has joined the local hospital staff on a consulting basis.' Pincher Creek woman named to education committee Cranbrook okays grant for industry showcase CRANBROOK (HNS) The city has approved a grant and a loan for 1974 to the newly- formed Moir Park Civic Properties Commission. Its function is to develop a multi-industry showcase for a massive display of purebred animals, logging and mining machinery and a midway for Sam'Steel Days here. The LIP grant for its development is A total of in volunteer labor and loaned heavy equipment is included in the 1974 site development already under way. The city grant and loan puts 1974 financing over the top. PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Inga Marr, provincial vice- president of Women of Unifarm, has been appointed to the advisory committee on further education to the minister, by Jim Foster, minister of advanced education. More than 200 nominations were received from across the province, put of which eight were appointed at large. The purpose of the six committees is to provide open communication to the minister and the department on all aspects of higher and further education. Mrs. Marr served on the Alberta Association for Continuing Education provincial board of directors for a three-year term and is now education committee chairman of the provincial Unifarm board. RCMP history presented PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The Pictorial History of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, an official history written by S. W. Horral. RCMP historian, was presented to St. Michael's High School and Matthew Halton High School. The presentations were made by Sgt. Dennis Minion and Cpl. Moe Larson of the Pincher Creek RCMP Covering the early history of the police, the book portrays in one of its many pictures several members in front of the local barracks prior to the turn of the centurv. Bridge Rug College Mair MARCH 28-29-3Oth SPRING SALE 3MtnOfhmm Jute Back Shag Back Shag Outdoor Carpet 895 795 550 Indoor Outdoor Kitchen Carpet Kitchen Carpet ABOVE PRICES NOT INSTALLED MANY MORE CARPETS ON SPECIAL PRICES FREE ESTIMATES PHONE 329-4722 District I calendar Organizational meeting of the Coaldale and District Figure Skating Club will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the basement of the Town Office Building. For further information, contact Mrs. James Fair at 345-3232... an oldtime dance will be held Saturday at p.m. in the Fort Macleod Elementary School. Instruction is scheduled for 8 p.m. the Mtoight Sqwes will hold its regular dance at p.m. in the Fort Macleod Elementary School. Round dance practice is at 8 p.m. the annual meeting of the Taber Warner Progressive Conservative Association will be held Friday in the Wrentham Community Hall at 8 p.m. Dr. Allan Warrick. minister of lands and forests, will speak. Pincher MD sets road ban PINCHER CREEK