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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta May THB LETHSftlDQB HCftALD Gasoline spill at Twin Butte PINCHER CREEK Leon proprietor of the Twin Butte Trading Post south of lost about 350 gallons of gasoline after a recent power failure. One of his fuel pumps was in operation at the time of the power failure. It was not closed properly when the nozzle was placed on the pump. The next morning the power came on and the pump went into spewing gasoline over the snow. The Pincher Creek Municipal District fire truck stood by for about four hours while the gasoline-saturated snow was cleared away. The South in short RCMP seeks missing flags PfNCHER CREEK The RCMP are seeking clues on the theft of the Canadian and Canada Winter Games flags from flag poles at the town hall here. The Town of Pincher Creek is offering reward for information leading to a conviction. The flags were stolen on the day they were first flown here. Later the thief returned and took the ropes. Cardston boys post victory CARDSTON Rod Beazer and Shane Phillips of representing the southwestern zone in the recent provincial high school badminton tournament at Red won the boys' doubles division. Lost-time accidents reduced NATAL Lost-time accidents have been reduced by more than two-thirds in the last two months at Kaiser Resources Ltd. Sparwood says Henry manager of industrial relations Time-loss accidents were reduced to eight last month. There were 26 accidents in February and 17 in March. safety campaign appears to be paying says Mr. Volkmann. believe we are on the right The 1974 safety campaign was launched in March. Then a special supervisors' safety training course began. Says the United Mine Workers of America Local recognize that safety must be a joint objective of management and the union and we wish to assure you of our fullest co- Pincher swim club opening PINCHER CREEK Pincher Creek Swimming Club registrations will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. May 13 in the town hall. Ted Watson is president and Carol Ferguson secretary- treasurer. Taber track club organized TABER Practices will be held Tuesday and rhursday evenings here for the newly-formed Taber Track and Field Club. Practices will be held from 7 to p.m. in the Taber Centennial Park. Resource people will be on hand to set up a program. The first few sessions will concentrate on general conditioning with jogging and loosening and strength exercises. the emphasis may be placed on training for Darticular track and field events. Okotoks man wins seat HIGH RIVER James A'Hara of Okotoks has won a seat on the Foothills school division defeating J. M. Heidt of DeWinton. Mr. A'Hara polled 62 votes and Mr. Heidt 31. It fills the vacancy left'by the resignation of Lee Coyne. Mr. A'Hara is a consulting engineer. In the October municipal elections all seats will be open for nominations and the winners will serve three-year terms. Taber groups may merge TABER The possibility of merging the Taber Businessmen's Association with the chamber of commerce will be further explored when chamber representatives attend the PBA meeting scheduled for May 28. The subject was introduced at Thursday's general chamber neeting when chamber President Gordon S. Saunders juestioned the need for two organizations with basically the lame purposes. He- said such a merger would simplify the iresent dual dues and would lend weight and iredence to proposals of the businessmen's organization. Snapped off like twigs Alberta Government Telephone poles along a two-mile stretch of Highway 5 near Cardston were snapped off by high winds. A chain reaction of whipping wires took the poles down in the recent spring snowstorm. The pole line service here has already been replaced by buried cables so only a clean-up job remains. Montana briefs Shooting autopsy planned Honored The Alberta School Bus Contractors' Associ- tation recently awarded plaques to two between have operated school buses for 60 years without an ac- cident. The awards went to Ronald V. Thompson of who re- tired this year with 31 ac- cident-free years of and Lloyd Pen- ning of Car- wno has a 29- year accident-free record. Mining seminar completed SPARWOOD Kaiser Resources Ltd. employees here have completed a nine-week seminar on the impact of rnining on the environment. Speaking were Professors Lou Adamovitch and John Errington of the University of British Columbia faculty of Ray DeMarchi and Ken Sumanike of the B.C. fish and wildlife Ian co-ordinator of habitat B.C. and wildlife and Dr. Ian Allen of the B.C. Research Council. Lou superintendent of environmental control services for Kaiser said the objective of the seminar was to establish daily work practices which will result in the least adverse effect. He said those attending have become aware that proper work practices are vital to good environmental control. One three-hour session each week dealt with the nature of basic environmental forms such as plantlife and wildlife and how damage to them can be limited or repaired. Mont. An autopsy is scheduled in the shooting death of Robert of Butte. Phelps died Friday several hours after being shot. Police said the weapon was a .22 calibre pistol kept in the apartment of Phelps' sister- in-law because of prowlers. Police Chief Robert Russell said no charges have been filed. Authorities said police were called to the apartment of Pam about a.m. after Phelps reportedly broke into the woman's apartment looking for his wife. The young woman said Phelps returned about 40 minutes after the first incident and tried to get into the apartment through a window he had broken in the rear door. That was when the shooting occurred. Mont. Another shakeup may be in the offing for the controversial quota system that governs liquor licence issuance in Montana. A committee of the Montana legislature is studying ways to change the quota system in an attempt to better serve the public and the liquor industry. Sen. Paul Boyland complained Friday that many liquor licenses in Bozeman and Missoula are worth more than the bars which hold them. He said liquor licenses are the only licenses issued by the state that are worth real sometimes small fortunes. State liquor agency administrator Kenneth Wynn said it may be possible to implement a statewide quota for rather that the present system of issuing licenses to cities and towns based on population. Montana operates a liquor with all spirits purchased by the which then sells the liquor to the public or retail outlets. Mont. A young Montana girl has been Athlete honored TABER Ken Kerkhoff of Taber has been named intramural male athlete of the year and most improved Trojan volleyball player at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology at Calgary. He contributed to the Trojans finishing third in the Alberta College Athletic Conferen-ce Volleyball Championships. a former Taber is enrolled in SAIT's structural engineering technology program. killed in a Bizarre highway accident. Authorities said two-year- old Marcie Smith fell from her father's truck on a county roan Friday afternoon and was run over by its rear whells while her mother witnessed the accident in a trailing pickup truck. The child died at the about two miles east of Wibaux. The highway patrol said it appears the door latch came open and the girl tumbled out. She struck the pavement and rolled under the vehicle. School to close for Games BLAIRMORE The Crowsnest Consolidated School Division board has accepted the resignations of Eleanor James and Lynn Watson. Miss James is a physical education teacher at the Isabelle Sellon School here. Miss Watson is a school stenographer at the Crowsnest Consolidated High School. Mary Bodio received a one- year leave of absence on the condition that a suitable vacancy exists when she returns. The Crowsnest Consolidated High School will be closed for four days during the Canada Winter Games next year. Other schools will be closed one day and students will visit games events at the high school. The board approved a contribution to the professional development committee fund. This matches the Alberta Teachers Association local contribution. Elizabeth Neddo was appointed half-time clerk for the high school. Tenders will be invited for installation of hot water facilities in the Coleman Central School. Taberpermits top '73 TABER The value of building permits issued during April by Taber's development officer Ross Gibb brought the four-month total for 1974 to The corresponding figures for 1973 were for the month and through April. Housing starts so far this year total 22 as compared with 11 last year. New homes for Beaver Lumber Ltd. Matt Martinelli Cor Hoogerdyk and Tina Lutz made up the April quota. A new office building at 4720 51st St. to be built by Price and and a bank building at 5816 53rd St. to be constructed by Highfield Development Corp. of Calgary made up the commercial construction starts. The of institutional construction involved improvements at the community including pool basement arena and outdoor signs. Applicant is the Town of Taber. Cranbrook school tax rate reduced CRANBROOK An assessment increase and in government grants has enabled the school board to reduce the 1974 mill rate to 33.25 a reduction of nearly two mills from the rate last year of 35.02. Operating and debt costs for 1974 will be Last year it amounted to The City of Cranbrook will pay 67 per cent of the district's share or Rural taxpayers will be assessed or nearly 33 per cent. The two figures total as the district load. The balance comes from provincial grants of miscellaneous grants and combined with surplus funds from last year's budget of or 2.5 per cent of the total amount. Provincial grants cover 58 per cent of-the total budget A total of received from the provincial government is an outright grant which may be applied to any section of the budget. The remaining is designated' for teachers' salaries. Harry schools substantial sum of money will enable us to follow through with the education minister's suggestion to lower the pupil- teacher ratio in the and to improve learning He says the ratio of professionals to students will be reduced to 20 to one next term. Mr. Sayers number of classrooms available will affect reduction of the unmber of students per class.1' Pot charge nets term in jail A Hardieville man was sentenced in District Court Friday to' 18 months in jail for possession of marijuana for purposes of trafficking. Allan Eugene was arrested at a Lethbridge hotel Oct. 24. He was committed to stand trial in District Court on the basis of evidence heard during a preliminary hearing in provincial court Jan. 18. RCMP narcotics agents told the court they arrested Bettger after they found 79 lids of marijuana with a street value of about in the accused's car. A fingerprint on a plastic bag containing marijuana was found to be the agents said. District Court Judge P. H. Quigley from Calgary said he could not accept Bettger's story that indicated someone else placed the marijuana in the car. Expanded camp ground sought CRANBROOK Nomad Kamps Ltd. is negotiating with the Regional District of East Kootenay to expand its campground in the Fort Steele area. The firm is seeking a land use contract from the district. Nomad just south of Fort owns about 80 acres of land. Owner Dan Mclntee wants to expand the camping area. The property must first tfe exempted from the agricultural land freeze before a land use contract can be issued. Don Waurynchuk of the lawyer acting for Nomad says an application for exemption has been submitted to the B.C. Land Commission. He said there is a true need for camping facilities in the Fort Steele area. Tin- Herald- District 6Pass bus to carry senior citizens on Kalispel weekend BLAIRMORE Senior citizens in the Crowsnest Pass will have the opportunity of enjoying at May 18 to 20 as the result of efforts put forth by the local preventive social service office. The buses will leave May from the Bi-ilevue at 8 proceed to Michael Finn Pharmacy Blairmore to load at and then to Pep's Restauraunt at Coleman to pick up Coleman senior citizens at a.m. Several stops will be made on the journey but persons wishing to may take box lunches for the trip. The bus will arrive in Whitefish in the early afternoon of May 18 where accommodation will be arranged. An afternoon trip will be made to returning to Whitefish in the evening. Sunday morning the buses will take the group for breakfast and then proceed to Kalispel where the Canada Days picnic will be held in the Kalispel park. Sunday afternoon the buses will return to Whitefish for the night and on Monday morning the buses will return to the arriving here about'2 p.m. The cost for the trip has been set at per which includes bus and accomodation of six persons to a cabin and two persons per bed. Senior citizens interested in taking the trip may contact the Bellevue municipal Jenni Katcheluba at or Nora Goulding at Coleman. The Kalispel events last year included a reception at the Kalispel Senior Citizens Centre on Saturday a reception for Canadians by the Elks on Saturday a dance on Saturday night for the senior citizens and on Sunday there was a Canada Day picnic with free lunch sponsored by the Kalispel Chamber of Commerce. Social service director in Pincher Creek PINCHER CREEK Brian Chambers is the new director of preventive social services here. Mr. Chambers said he will work towards establishing a homemaker's service. He plans to assist senior citizens and work with the Napi Friendship Association. The counselling service will continue but more as a referral to specialists. Mr. Chambers is a native of Prince Edward Island. He holds a bachelor of arts degree and is working toward his master of arts degree in political science. Preventive social services is designed to assist people before they need a social worker. The office is located in the basement of the Pincher Creek Municipal District Building University of Lethbridge students Pat Mook and Gerry Carpenter are studying mental. health resources and requirements here. They are working for the co- operative 'studies program. They work in the community as full-time employees to gain experience and knowledge of their areas of study. They are employed by the Canadian Mental Health Association under a Local Initiatives Project for regional development of mental health services. SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT CLOSING OUT The Clothes Cache EVERYTHING MUST GO Specialize In and G.W.G. AIM Top Quality Used Clothing. 309-5th St. S. Phont 329-3131 oung Sweats AT The May at 8 p.m. Planned to honor veterans of the Second World 1939-45 and Korean the General Stewart Branch No. 4 of the Royal Canadian will hold a Night in the Memorial Hall on May at 8 p.m. While the purpose of the evening will be to honor the younger an Invitation by the executive of the Legion is extended to all First World War who wish to join with their younger comrades In an evening of entertainment and refreshments. The ovenlng will commence with a short memorial service. A nominal charge of 2.00 per veteran will be made. It will be an annual affair. All veterans planning to attend are asked to leave their names at the Lealon Office or teleohone 327-6644 if ;