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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wocln-jday, 2, 1973 THE IETK6RIDGI HERALD 3 PINCHER CREEK (Special) The possibility of Pincher Creek securing permission rom the Canadian Television and Radio Commission to es- tablish and operate a low-power elevision signal booster station s close to reality. The engineer's studies have jeen completed to the federal department's satisfaction. The application for the boost- er station was made by the community hall society. The hope is the Pmcher Creek satellite station will be operational by this fall. The Celebrate 57th tvedding anniversary S. P. JOHNSON phots Friends and relatives gather at the Happy Oldtimers' Drop-In Centre Burns and Martin and then for Harry Watson, farm implement dealer, at Picture Butte to honor Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas on the occasion of until his retirement. A son, Stanley, lives at Picture Butte, and a daughter, their 57th wedding anniversary. Married at Swan River, Man., they Mrs. Abe (Fern) Bickman at Lethbridge. They have five grandchildren and moved to Picture Butte in 1936. Mr. Thomas worked as a mechanic for one great grandson. Picture Bulte couple honored on 57tli wedding anniversary PICTURE BUTTE (Special) More than 80 guests met in the Happy Oldlimers Club meeting rooms here last week to honor Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomas on Hie occasion of their 57th wedding anniversary. Married at Swan River. Man., in the vestibule of the Method- ist Church, April 24. 1916. the couple has shared many happy as well as disastrous expe- riences. These were outlined in a poem written by their daugh- ter-in-law, Mrs. Stan (Coral) Thomas, a teacher at the Dor- othy Dalgliesh School, and read by Miss Dorothy Dalgliesh. The program, under the di- rection of Oscar Taveirne, also included a telegram from their daughter, Fern, and family of Calgary, unable to attend. The couple was presented with corsage and boutennier by Mrs. Sylvia McKay, secretary- treasurer of the Happy Old- timers. A lovely lunch was served by the club women under Mrs. Toots Gillies. Fernie school probed NATAL (I1KS) The depart- ment of education at Victoria is going to take another look at the matter of a new secondary school at Fernie. J L. Canty, superintendent of administration services in the department, will send in a team to survey the problem. Mr. Canty said that while all were agreed that present facili- ties should be improved, "the difficulty lies in determining the method to be used, particu- larly since we must in recogni- tion of the fact that there are not unlimited funds available, take into account in every school district the total facili- ties available." "We foresee a need for some additional accommodation by September, 1975. for elementary pupils." Mr. Canty said. The district school board will ask for discussions with pastj official of the West Fernie Community Association with re- spect to a proposal to use the old West Fernie School as a combined museum and tourist information booth. The district school board is interested in obtaining the ground occupied by the depart- ment of highways at Fernie when that entity to a new location outside the city. The school board hopes to use the area for its own main- tenance department. The mat- ter of eventual disposal of the land is in the hands of the pub- lic works department. No deci- sion is expected "foi about one year. The school board's transpor- tation committee has been handed a problem to solve: What to do about transporting students who live on the west Bide of the Kootenay River. Bob Marcer, rural represen- tative for the Newgate area, at- tended the school board meet- ing here and asked what could be done about bus transporta- tion for the eight students who live in the area. The children who live in New- gate are taking correspondence courses at the present time. Others are taken to school by their parents. They receive transportation allowance from the board. More district pages S, oO Figure skaters elcd slate PINCHER CREEK (Special) At the recent meeting of the Pincher Creek Figure Skating Club a new slate of officers was elected. Mrs. Pat Kempf is president: La Von D e e r i ng, vice pres- ident: Sharon Davis, secretary; and Alice Cook, treasurer. Directors are Louise Elliott, Gwcn Baxter and Joan Richardson. A iudgcs school will be held at Fort Macleod during the early fall. Anyone interested in tliis or in trial judging should contact Mrs. Shirley Shemko. The club will again be spon- soring a sale of bedding-out plants about mid-May. CO-OP IMPLEMENTS VOLVO ALL-ROUNDER DEMONSTRATION SLE. THIS UNIQUE DEMONSTRATION OF THC VOLVO ALL-ROUNDER LOADER Thurs., May 3rd 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: LETHBRIDGE CONCRETE PRODUCTS BLOCK PLANT For additional information, contact your local Co-op Implements' Depot for exact direction to demon- stration site. GEORGE SMITH 344 31st STREET NORTH PHONE 327-8232 TV signal booster imminent at Pincher project will hopefully be within the range allocated by the ratepayers of the town. The commission contacted lo- cal authorities, asking that a telegram' of confirmation be sent to the effect that a notice of application had been posted on the Pincher Creek post of- fice, that it is a private appli- cation on behalf of the commu- nity hall society, and request- ing all pertinenl information in connection with the society. The commission meets monthly at Ottawa. It is antici- pated the local application will be viewed with favor at tht May session. Rummage, lea GRANUM (HNS) A rum- mage, tea and bake sale will be held in the Christian Reformed Church from 2 to 5 p.m. May S by the Golden Hour Bible Cir- cle. All proceeds will be sent to Dr. and Mrs. Reedyk, working at a mission in Nigeria. PAUL ANDERSON photo Second World War relic placed in museum This B25 will be viewed as a permanent display at the Alberta-Montana Museum at Coutts. It's the last Royal Canadian Air Force bomber to leave Claresholm, scene of a Service Flying Training School during the Second World War. House on Spruce blocked by cars NATAL (HNS) District of Sparwood council recently re- cehed a complaint from a res- ident on Spruce about access to property being blocked sines the new union hall opened at Sparwood. People participating in activi- ties at the hall have been park- ing in front of houses on Spruce and have blocked driveways of residents there. Parking facilities for the hall have not yet been completed. In the meantime the complaint Pinchcr museum a step closer PINCHER CREEK (Special) The Town of Pincher Creek has noted that the local histori- cal society is making good pro- gress towards its goal of estab- lishing a pioneer museum here. To further aid the project, council lias agreed to lend as- sistance for the year as fol- lows: Since the title of Lot 45 has been transferred to (he his- torical society and all taxes are up to date, this lot will be in- cluded in the historical society grounds and given tax-free status: the town crew will change the existing chain link fence to include Lot 45; the town will level the grounds once but will not commit itself to hauling topsoil and gravel: the town recreation department LIP and volunteer labor could undertake to build the proposed scroll fence, plant grass and trees; and the town crew will place the proper signs showing the historical society Prounds where applicable. Miss Greidaiius reports on club GRANUM (HNS) Calvm- ettes held a successful tea, bake sale and display of work recent- ly in the Christian Reform- ed Church. A program was presented. Joanne Greidanus gave a re- port on club activities for the past year. Adrianna Havinga gave the treasurer's report. Leaders are Mrs. Tom Genesis, Mrs. Marvin (Lorraine) Vander v a 1 k and Mrs. Klaas (Clara) Vecnland. lias been turned over to the RCMP for further action. A letter was received from the department of highways re- questing council's comments on a proposal to grant a highway access to Eraser's Texaco On the Elk Valley Road. It was since learned that the access had been granted by the de- partment. Concern was express- ed that because so many ac- cesses had been granted in the area any further subdivisions would also have to be granted accesses. Council decided to set a meeting with the recreation commission to discuss a num- ber of matters. Matters to be discussed are the duties of the maintenance man for the rec- reation complex, the develop- ment of tennis courts and rentals of equipment. The recommendations of the a d v i sory planning commis- j-ion were approved by council. Thfsc included a plot plan for '.ho pistol club, a Ifi-pod exten- sion for Spardel Trailer Court, carports for the B.C. Telephone building at Spas-wood and a number of o'.her subsidiary building plans far various loca- tions in the area. In his report to council, the public works supervisor report- ed work had commenced on an access road to the CPR sialion at Sparwood. The supervisor also request- ed and received permission for the use of one of the fire trucks from time to time for munici- pal work on the provision that it be handled by members of the public works crew who are also members of the fire bri- gade. "The cement work on the new rotor for the pollution control plant was said to have been done without supervision and council requested that the su- p.rvisor report the situation in writing to the contractor and the contract supervisor. He also will ob'ain plans of various public works projects which haie recently been completed without such plans. Take It Easy delights fans PINCHER CREEK (Special) Take it Easy, the recent farce-comedy presented by the Windy Hollow Players, of Pincher Creek and district, was a definite success. The cast of Henry Hammond, Imelda Irving, Joe Jenkins, Sheila Paulson, Brad Sawyer. Jr., Jopie Sawyer, Lynne Smith, Barrel Vance, Art Vogelaar and Ron Watrin were ably di- rected by Art Gray. Sets and stage decor were by Ann Booker and Paul Carlson. Performed on two evenings. Windy Hollow Players was de- lighted at the audience Atten- dance and warmth. FOR ANHYDROUS AMMONIA NITROGEN 0 FERTILIZER CAIL J LUCO YOUR ESSO AGENT LETHBRIDGE PH. 327-3535 NOTICE OF HEARING RE: THE NEW TOWN OF GRANDE CACHE NOTICE is hereby given that the Commission appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor-in- Council, pursuant to The Public Inquiries Act, to investi- gate the history and circumstances of the establishment and development of the New Town of Grande Cache will hold public hearings, opening as follows: at GRANDE CACHE, in the Court Room, Provincial Building, commencing Tuesday, May 29th, at a.m. at EDMONTON, in the Law Courts, commencing Monday, June llth, at a.m. The matters to be investigated are to: 1. Ascertain any undertaking, commitment, or repre- sentation given by the previous or present government administrations to any company, group, association or person which could involve a continuing responsibility for public funds upon the Alberta Government; 2. Determine the extent of the representations or under- takings made by Mcfntyre Porcupine Mines Ltd. to any employee or group of employees as to long term employment security or any other representations or undertakings made by the company, either to employees, to the citizens of the community, or to the Government; 3. Determine the economic viability of the operation of Mclntyre Porcupine Mines Ltd. and of the community itself, and make recommendations as to steps which could betaken to strengthen such economic which should include a review of the pricing provisions of contracts for the sale of coal, the cost of production and a review of the reports supporting management's decision to make major changes in policies affecting production; 4. Review the actions taken to date by both the previous and present government administrations in providing support and public funds for this community and to recommend to the Government alternative courses for future government policy and programs for this community. All persons or organizations desirous of making submissions or representations are urged to be prepared by the above dates in order they, their agents or counsef, may be ready to proceed when called upon. Every effort will be made to meet the convenience of persons interested. All such persons and organizations are requested to communicate with Mr. W. A. Stevenson, Commission Counsel, at Ste. 202, 11111-87 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, or telephone 439-3991 as soon as possible and advise him of the general nature of the evidence to be submitted. DATED this 16th day of April. 1973. N. R. CRUMP, Chief Commissioner T. H. PATCHING, 0. GRAHAM, Commissioners ;