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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 11-THE LETHBRIDQE May Public worth increases by million Ottawa wasn't concerned with natives9 welfare 'I The inflationary economic situation in Canada has caused replacement values of Lethbridge public school buildings and their contents to increase by million over listed values of a year ago. The listed values were based on an appraisal of the buildings administered in the fall of 1973 and an appraisal of the buildings' contents that was completed 11 years ago. The public school board will be informed at its meeting today the inflationary increases in public school replacement cost values will result in about a hike in its annual insurance coverage. The total value of public school buildings and contents is appraised at The value of the building and contents of Lethbridge Collegiate Institute is appraised at 15.62 Winston Churchill High School at Wilson Ju- nior High School at Hamilton Junior High at million and Gilbert Paterson School at million. The Fleetwood-Bawden School and its contents are valued at million while all other elementary public schools are valued under million. Due to current economic the board of trustees will also receive a recommendation that calls for an annual revision on all school buildings and contents replacement costs. The appraisal would cost the school board about annually. Ag. minister should be westerner Representation in Ottawa from all political parties in the Prairie provinces is the best way to assure Canada a western minister of says former federal agriculture minister H. A. Olson of Medicine Hat. Mr. who has not yet decided to contest the Liberal nomination for the July 8 federal election in the Medicine Hat said Monday a Tory call for a western minister of agriculture can't be argued with. South Conservative MPs Ken Hurlburt and Bert Hargrave Friday claimed a western minister of agriculture would be beneficial to western agriculture. Mr. Olson said if the Tory MPs support more Liberal members from the Re is all for their suggestion. But if they argue they should be in the can't agree Mr. Olson said the fortunes of agriculture started upward before the present administration was elected in the year he was defeated by Tory MP Hargrave. Palliser 'opens' June 19 Palliser Distillers Ltd. will officially open its new Lethbridge distillery June 19. While the million plant in the city's north-side industrial park has been in production since last fall and was introduced to local residents at a brand presentation ceremony in the June opening will be more of an official says Jim Palliser vice-president and general manager. Robin the managing director of Oneida May Place Setting SALE COMMUNITY SIUVERPLATE 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING Reg. 19.00 H O99 Special PATTERKS Artistry 0 Spanish Crown Modern Baroque Affection Offer ends May 30th Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Palliser's parent International Distillers and Vintners Ltd. of and Hugh provincial Deputy Premier and Agriculture will be here for the opening. To mark the there will also be a presentation to the University of probably in the form of a number of entrance scholarships for Alberta residents. City scouts take awards A group of Cubs and Scouts from the Lethbridge district has returned from a Scout exposition in Great after taking the top awards from that event for the third year in a row. The group consisted of 32 Cubs and 35 Scouts from the Lethbridge Troop and 10 Junior Forest Wardens from Coleman. The Cubs won the top the Presidential at the Lewis and Clark Scouting Exposition Saturday. The event consisted of a parade and displays. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz IMg. 222 5th St. S Phone 328-4095 WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT US for all your BAKERY NEEDS We offer HIGHEST QUALITY PREPARED BY MASTER BAKERS BAKED FRESH DAILY REASONABLY PRICED SVEN ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP Telephone Cor. 3rd Avenue Mcyor Meojrith Drive Parliament's indifference to western affairs and a change in the leadership of Canada was an obstacle to the establishment and posting of the North West Mounted Police to the West. This is the opinion of S. W. RCMP historian from who was speaking at the Mounted Police conference Monday at the University of Lethbridge. The sponsored by the university and The Historical Society of continues through Wednesday. would have to look hard to find any strong concern for the welfare of the native peoples of the territory. In spite of the Ottawa still remained woefully ignorant of conditions Mr. Horrall said. Once the need for a police force of some sort on the Prairies was politicians in Ottawa argued for some time over just what type of force to send. The Indians in the West needed control and mainly from the whisky traders. From reports that reached Ottawa it seemed that much of the trouble was in the South. But the mounted police who were sent to the West in the to travel North and establish bases there. Commissioner G. A. a royal artillery officer whom Prime Minister John A. Macdonald had chosen as the force's first realized after travelling West that a post close to the border was the only means of controlling the whisky trade. Mr. Horrall said a force stationed at Fort 300 miles to the would be powerless to stop the traders or anyone else from crossing the boundary. a policy would leave the southwest still under the domination of the American-based he said. Mr. Horrall the NWMP were River country. Mr. Horrall said when the police force eventually reached Fort Whoop-Up at the junction of the Belly and St. Mary's a few miles south of they found the whisky traders had long since left their notorious post. can only but it seems to me that the manner in which the NWMP made its debut on the Prairies in had lasting consequences for the j future of Western he said. He said that to have dispersed the force at the Hudson's Bay posts along the North Saskatchewan trade route in the long only have increased the difficulties of establishing order in the West. Mr. Horrall said the establishment of a post at Port Maclepd enabled the police to reach a friendly understanding with the Blackfoot Indians. meetings between the police and the chiefs in 1874 led directly to the successful signing of Treaty No. three years he said. Other posts were such as Fort Walsh and Fort Calgary in and settlements grew around these Mr. Horrall as they did around many others that soon appeared. He said the mounted as agents of the federal had an important influence over the nature of the society that evolved. a recent study has the police worked zealously to ensure that the young Canadian communities were patterned socially and politically after Eastern he said. Drizzle no help The cold wet drizzle that fell on the city Monday may have been just what the farmers ordered for their recently planted crops and saved city dwellers the cost of watering their gardens and lawns this week but for the custodian of the new city the rain was of no assistance. Ewald Bier still had to go through his daily routine of hopping up on the window ledge and watering the Trichosorums. MD can't find site for seed cleaning plant CARDSTON There have been worth of shares sold for the Cardston Municipal District seed cleaning Coun. Ken Beswick of Spring Coulee reported to council Monday. Chief says every week police week No police week activities have been planned by Lethbridge city police city police because of manpower problems and lack of the city's police chief said Monday. week is police Chief Ralph Michelson and no plans for special events or displays have been made. Police Week began Monday and continues through Saturday. He said the force couldn't spare any officers from regular duty for a police exhibition outside the station and the second floor of the police where the force has held previous is used for courtrooms. RCMP in Lethbridge have set up exhibits in subdivision on the theme of safety. The displays will be open until from 1 to 5 and from 6 to 8 p.m. It is now virtually certain the plant will be built this council was told. Half the necessary share money has been raised. Another is still needed. But the MD is encountering site problems. It wanted to locate the plant at Spring a central location and handy for farmers who work the on the Blood Indian Reserve. Farmers at Spring Coulee are balking at supplying a site but not for any good says Coun. Beswick. He says he has checked out several desirable locations at Spring Coulee and has received a negative response. Said. Coun. of the farmers say 'I won't have anything to do with that planning commission.' haven't got the land but if we haven't got the land in a it is going to go to Coun. Beswick told council. Council learned George a farmer who operates about six miles west of may supply a site for the plant. one or two of you go and talk with them and even agree to do all the work with the planning asked Coun. Keith Olsen of Glenwood. have tried said Coun. Beswick. Council heard the Thompson Farm Company owns almost all the land surrounding Spring Coulee. will volunteer a piece from my said Coun. Beswick in response to Mr. Legge's suggestion that Mr. Dudley almost volunteered a FOX DENTURE CLINIC 1922 i. P. C.D.M. raXLETNMNEKNTALLM 304 HEBiCAL DCKTM. tLBC. Turns off Mayor Magrath prove costly manoeuvres Over damage resulted from two separate traffic accidents Monday on Mayor Magrath Drive. About William Lee Sth Ave. was about to make a left turn from Mayor Magrath Drive onto 6th Avenue S. when a car was in collision with a vehicle driven by Larry Grant Picture Butte. The Powis vehicle then collided with a car drivemby Audrey K. 3520 South Parkside Dr. No one was injured in the accident. Damage is estimated at A block away and several hours three people were slightly injured in another collision involving a car making a left turn from Mayor Magrath Drive. As John Thomas 20th St. was turning onto 7th Ave. his car was in collision with another vehicle driven by Sergio 104-1021 27th St. A. N. Mr. a passenger in his and a passenger in the Boyer were all treated and released from hospital. rtamaoo ic At Policy hammered out Gravel pilferers irk Cardston MD By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor CARDSTON Cardston Municipal District Council Monday hammered out a new policy to prevent pilfering at MD gravel pits. No one will be allowed to take gravel from any MD gravel pit unless the operation is supervised by a checker. There will be no charge for gravel taken by ratepayers for private roads. For other such as the MD will charge ratepayers a yard. with the exception of irrigation will not be allowed to take gravel from MD pits under any circumstances. Introducing the subject to secretary-treasurer Roy Legge think we have to have some kind of a policy. I think maybe we have got to start fencing our gravel pits. You they are not making any more of this Reeve Harold Jensen agreed gravel is getting scarce in the MD. The secretary-treasurer said from 25 to 60 per cent of gravel stockpiles are being lost. Coun. Bob Arnold of Del Bomta suggested that the ratepayers have got to have gravel. But the secretary-treasurer in the Aetna for guys are in hauling every gives it to asked Coun. Arnold. let's them do will come and make a deal for one said Reeve Jensen. haul off 10 or Said Coun. Keith can get in the one in my area unless I have got a checker and they pay for the The secretary-treasurer only pit we don't lose any gravel out of is the Magrath that's because there isn't any gravel in that quipped a councillor. It was emphasized losses are heavy at other especially Del Bonita and Spring Coulee. should have a checker said Coun. David Wilde. prefer a checker there instead of our providing we have got a checker that will do the said Coun. Olsen. have got to take a long look at that because it is being abused so said Reeve Jensen. have to have a system for the whole said Mr. Legge. like to go down and take care of the gravel pit in my said Coun. Arnold. think it should be the same all Coun. Wilde. I did that out in the gravel pit in my I would be sitting there all the said Reeve Jensen. isn't council's job to sit and check said the secretary-treasurer. Coun. Olsen suggested a lock and key is the answer. Ratepayers would just have to ANGLO RECORDING TAPE lower pncps 419 Sth Street S wait for gravel until the councillor could put a checker in the pit. has got to be done because we are just running said Coun. Norman Henderson. Said Coun. has got to be checked. Slips are brought then you know who got what. It's paid for and so on. You've got a checker that will take care of have been so many buildings go up said Coun. Henderson. need of them will pay for if you bill said Coun. Olsen. Coun. Wilde suggested the cost of providing a checker should be included in the price of gravel. Councillors Arnold and Olsen agreed the MD should provide free gravel to ratepayers who need it for their private roads. Coun. Shelton Ririe of Magrath opposed the idea of not providing gravel to non- ratepayers. He said organizations like the United Irrigation serving Hillspring and need gravel and they have to get it somewhere. Reeve Jensen suggested the matter could be held over but Coun. Ken Beswick of Spring Coulee refused to leave for lunch until it was settled. settle it he said. Five youths charged following paint damage A plea by the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute to its students Monday resulted in two students owning up to the paint damage to several buildings in the city following the school's graduation ceremonies Friday. The school eventually obtained the names of six students who were involved in the unpopular act of painting among other on the walls of the' building. Damage is estimated between and The city on the request of some businessmen who had their walls have charged five of the youths with wilful damage and set their court appearance for Wednesday. Guns stolen Antiques and valued at about were stolen Monday afternoon from a house under at 1102 7th Ave. S. The which belong to Ted 2019 7th Ave. included an old roll-top a collection of old silver dollars and old paper a derringer several rifles and old rings and jewellry. Police are continuing their investigation. The whole school is embarrassed and that the school name was connected with such an the acting principal of the school said today. hate to see the majority of students get a black from the work of a half a dozen Reed Erickson continued. To show their concern for the reputation of the some students who weren't involved in the wilful damage volunteered to do the scrubbing and painting necessary to restore the appearance of the walls. Some business firms have indicated they will supply the materials if the students provide the Mr. Erickson said. Some businessmen felt the damage caused to their buildings by the LCI students was real kick in the because only about a week earlier they had given financial support to help send an LCI band to compete in a band festival in Eastern Canada. CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MBNCAL DENTAL KM. PHOHI 127-naa LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. Commercial Refrigeration Specialists WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 11th Street South Phone 328-4333 Transcendental Long ago. when I was new to Funeral 1 asked an old man with pseudo-humility what was the most important thing I might possibly have to learn. you can't bring your own problems to work with he snapped This establishment has been built around that dictum and anyone unable to grasp it has not remained here very long. The only reason for our existence here Is to assist people whose need is transcendental and It must be done with wholehearted concentration and concern SALMON 327 I0lh STREET SOUTH___________ Established 1927 FUNERAL HOME LTD. PHONE 327-2802 ;