Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, November 8, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 Herald South In short ecreation director sought BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Crowsnest Pass creation board is seeking the services of a recreation director lopes to obtain by Nov. 22. The board services Blairmore, Frank and Improvement itrict No. 5 since Bellevue and Coleman opted out more than 3 year ago. The applications for the position of director will be studied a meeting Nov. 22. The new director will replace Mrs. Bonnie y who resigned this fall. Attempts are being made to have Coleman and Bellevue re- n the recreation board. rs. Driver wins food fair FORT MACLEOD (Special) Dianne Driver of Fort icleod tallied the most points at the recent M.A.E. Belle ib's 9th annual food fair at the Ardenville hall south of here. Beth Fraser and Rita Fowler tied for second place. A draw break the tie resulted in Miss Fowler winning the picnic >ler. Mrs. Driver won a portable gas stove and grill. About 60 people consumed the fair entries at a supper. District home economists Karen Gilmore of Pincher Creek 1 Elizabeth Ayers of Claresholm judged the show, assisted by Donahue and Denise Chester. eologist chairing CIMM SPAR WOOD (HNS) Fording Coal Company geologist ly Austin has been named chairman of the Crowsnest branch the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Nigel Stonestreet of Kaiser Resources Ltd. is vice lirman and Stuart Jones of Fording Coal, secretary asurer. innipeg man gets B.C. post COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Terry Stephens, formerly of nnipeg has been named Neighborhood Improvement ogram co ordinator for Improvement District 5, east of eman. Mr. Stephens has degrees in psychology and sociology. The NIP program has received in provincial grants. Stephens says he plans to launch a program concentrating municipal and local housing improvements. He will hold a series of community meetings early in the :w Year. ance club fete Tuesday MILK RIVER The Milk River Belles and Beaux Square mce Club will play host to members of the Southern Alberta astern Dance Association at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the local Elks 11. venues may close TABER (HNS) The safety of elementary school pupils ssing 54th St. between the Central and W. R. Myers schools prompted action to protect lives, following a recent ac- ;nt. A proposal from the school is to stop all traffic on the street ween 54th and 56th Avenues at times when school buses are ding and unloading. Council is investigating the costs involved in the best means -estricting vehicular traffic during specified periods each 100! day. heque presented mayor TABER (HNS) A cheque for was presented to vor Arthur H. Avery at this week's council meeting by Taber ms Club president Ivan Black and treasurer Russell Bradley. It is the town's share of the receipts of the Taber Centre session booth operated by the club. There was a net return of out of total sales of profit was divided evenly. ;rvice awards presented SPAR WOOD Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr., president and chief :utive officer of Kaiser Resources Ltd.. presented 15 year rice awards to R. W. MacPhail, vice president and general lager, and John Harvie. vice president, marketing, at the ?nt awards dinner here. About 900 people attended the company's first service rds dinner and heard Mr. Kaiser thank them for "the time dedication you have given this company." Howard Cadinha. vice president, finance and planning. 'ived a 10 vear award. Deserted road A gravel road five miles south of Magrath stretched into the distance, inviting passage through the lonely fall countryside. Coal prices released in rate hike squabble Rebuilding branch lines 'profitless' WINNIPEG (CP) Relax- ation of the freeze on railway branch line abandonment should be the first step toward rationalizing Canada's grain handling system, the United Grain Growers Ltd. annual meeting was told Wednesday. Donald Dever, secretary general of the Canada Grains Council, estimated the cost of revitalizing these light traffic lines on the prairies at million a year for 10 years. However, given the volume of grain moved on the lines, the cost of such a program would be equal to about 47 cents a bushel annually, "a tremendous price to nay for EDMONTON (CP) The Public Utilities Board decided Wednesday that Alberta Power Ltd. must submit its coal purchase contracts to persons contesting its rate increase application. William Abercrombie, chairman of a hearing by the board into an application for rate increases ranging from 15.2 to 24 per cent, announced the decision after more than three hours of legal arguments. Individuals and groups op- posing the rate increase say information on coal contracts is vital to their cases. Ex- ecutives for the privately owned utility, which serves 186.000 customers in northern and eastern Alberta, countered that making the contracts public may hamper negotiations in the future and ultimately result in higher prices for electricity customers. Mr. Abercrombie said the Water study okayed contracts must be made available to intervenors because fuel costs are a major part of the rate increase application. The contracts for coal, used to fire Alberta Power Ltd. power plants, may not necessarily become public in- formation. Counsel for the intervenors said they did not intend to release information in the contracts to the news media and would only seek to enter the material as evidence at the hearing if they decide it is relevant. Alta-Fresh sale likely TABER (HNS) The present owners of Alta-Fresh Produce Ltd. are preparing to negotiate the sale of the plant to a group of producers, Alta Fresh president Sven Ericksen of Lethbridge said this week. Mr. Ericksen declined further comment on the end of fresh vegetable packing operations here at the year end by the pre- sent owners. Taber town council was informed by Alta Fresh this week that the present owners will cease operations not later than Dec. 31 There are about seven vegetable packaging and processing plants in southern Alberta. convenience." he said- Mr. Dever said these figures illustrate the problems associated with the statutory Crowsnest Pass rates for rail shipments of prairie grain. "I recognize that with the Crowsnest rate producers won't pay the 47 cent a bushel transportation charge to revitalize branch lines, but who "Can you expect the railways to make this invest- ment when 47 cents a bushel is needed to break even and they can recover 12.5 cents average under the Crowsnest Mr. Dever said the im- plications of altering the preferential rates should be examined, but the benefits should be preserved for western grain producers. The federal government's freeze on branch lines is to ex- pire at the end of the year. CLARESHOLM (Staff) Town council approved this week a study of the water distribution system and water tower by its consulting engineering firm. Underwood. McLelland and Associates. The engineer told council the existing plant produces 600 gallons per minute. The new plant will provide an ad- ditional 500 gallons per minute. planning body system set up CRANBROOK (Special A new system of advisory plann- commissions is being set up by Regional District of East planner Eugene Lee. H is an attempt to generate more public input into planning sions by the RDEK. There will be four advisory commissions for the East itenay. These will comprise appointed representatives who meet regularly to discuss local reaction to issues involving RDEK. Mr. Lee says he fiopes the advisory bodies will eventually 'e as sounding boards on all RDEK issues. fteen parks in works :RANBROOK (Special) Fifteen parks are going to be by Regional District of East Kootenay planner Eugene next month. lis preliminary report on a system of RDEK parks will isc that the 15 parks be created in stages, lie plan will urge three major regional parks in the Elk 'V area, another for the Columbia Valley and a third for the ibrook Kimberley region. "he remaining 12 smaller parks will be located throughout 5ast Kootenay. 'he RDEK now owns three parks and is negotiating with 3.C. Forest Service for a fourth area. MP Johnson for riding overhaul CRANBROOK (Special) Okanagan Kootenay MP Howard Johnston is the lone rider on the legislative redistribution bandwagon at Ottawa. He says the electorate may not view redistribution with the same urgency as inflation and food prices but it may eventually affect the outcome of those very issues. Mr. Johnston lavors a system of redistribution put forward by Calgary Progressive Conservative Harvey Andre which would increase the size of the House of Commons to 270 scats from 264. "Every B.C. member of Parliament should be concerned about this issue." he says. Unde? the Amalgam proposal, to be put forward by the government for debate in Parliament. B.C would gain three seats and Saskatchewan would gain one seat Council learned it still may not be able to distribute the required flow through all the present lines. This is due to "dead ends" and small mains. The engineering firm will new study the distribution system to determine where larger mains are needed. At the same time, council learned that progress is being made in storm sewer construction. Frog Creek channel will be upgraded and culverts will soon be installed under the spur track and at the west end of town under Highway 520. It is a contract with the town receiving assistance for all but from the provincial government. Council took steps to put the recreation board firmly under its control by repealing two earlier bylaws ihe recreation board as town ap- pointments were Marguerite Whitehead. Mike Fry. J. N. Redding and A. C- Grabowsky, The board also includes Coun. Joe Heward: Willow Municipal District ap- pointees Larry During. H-ibei i McKee and Reeve (jiore" Whilebead: Ray .of the :-.chool board Council named the following to Ibe library board: Arthur Grant. William Roos. George E. Margaret Hart, Kern Wiig. S. O Hillerud and Margaret Smith. Coun. Harold Seymour is also a member. The preventive social ser- VKTS hoard comprises Dr. B Mir-hrll. George Lane FslhcT O Riordon. Alan Virginia romish. Lynn Baxter, Rev Richard Hanson. Conn Mao- Stewart and Art Fjordbotten of Gramim. See. thought. Wiser's Northern Light One of the smoothest whiskies ever blended in Canada.