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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, November 11, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 THIS STATION PICKED UP AND LEFT THE TRAIN MONARCH The train whistle doesn't blow, the lanterns are gone and workmen in stripped overalls have long stopped carrying lunch pails to an from thib building but Pat Pattern en- joys living in a converted tram station 15 miles west of Lethbridge Bought by Karel Roelofs of Lethbridge from CP Rail in 1970 moved from the track siding to a new concrete foun- dation and painted a bright cream color in contrast to the dark red which dotted the countryside early in 1900, the station now is home for three families Mrs Patten, who has lived Shooters damage rig at Pincher PINCHER CREEK (Special) The Pincher Creek Municipal District is the latest to be hit by van- dalism An estimated damage was done to a road grader situated not far from the ranch home of Dave Davies, about 15 miles south of Pincher Creek Six tires valued at each were shot at by rifles and a shotgun at close range The windows were shot out and a revolving light removed The RCMP are investigating in the station for three years, is the only person to live in all three apartments at one time or another She moved from Lethbridge about three years ago to the middle two bedroomed apartment and later moved into a smaller two bedroom apartment on one end of the building with her three children Later, she moved to the other end of the station to take advantage of three bedrooms, a large dining and kitchen area and spacious living room She now lives in what was the waiting room and ticket agent s office Her dining room is in the area used by the agent to watch for incoming trains The bedrooms are above the agent's office in what was his living quarters The other apartments are in what was the freightshed Mr Roelofs said moving the building was a problem because it was so long But when it was set down on the concrete foundation, it straightened and all that was left was to renovate the building for living He said the wood in the building is the best quality he has seen and although he questioned the expense at the time, he welcomes the income now Mrs Patten said she enjoys the apartment and while she considered it a little unusual at first, she finds it warm and well built South In short Mother saves children, is struck COALDALE (HNS) A Coaldale mother saved her 4 year old daughter and another child from serious injury Wednesday afternoon as she pushed them out of the path of an oncoming pickup truck, but was struck herself Mrs Patricia Kingston was taken to Lethbridge Municipal Hospital with knee injuries and was transferred Friday to Coaldale Hospital She is reported today in satisfactory con- dition Her daughter, Menel Claire Kingston, fell when she was pushed and suffered injury to her right hand and was taken to Coaldale Hospital The other girl Kathy Lauze, 4, of Coaldale was treated and released Coaldale town police said the accident occurred at 3 15pm Wednesday at the interesection of 20th Avenue and 18th Street Driver of the pickup truck was identified as Albert Rach 15 Coaldale Police chief Victor Mayer said investigation is continuing and charges are pending Turkey trail rails commemorated TABER (HNS) Historical point of interest signs to be erected on both sides of Highway 3 here will bear the inscription Narrow Gauge Railway The signs will recall the "turkey trail' of 1885, a 36 inch narrow gauge track built by the North Western Coal and Navigation Company It was used to haul coal from Coalbanks (Lethbridge) to CPR trains at Dunmore It replaced the company s steamboat operation on the South Saskatchewan River In 1893 the line was purchased by the CPR It modified it to the 56'2 inch standard gauge and utilized it as the first stage of the railway through the Crowsnest Pass Properly lines vague at airport FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Mayor Charlie Edgar told town Council Monday night industrial airport land sales here are dif- ficult to complete because property boundary lines are vague 1 I don t like handling anything on that airport because we laven t got a proper survey on said Mayor Edgar He made the comment when council considered an applica- tion from Alf Woods to purchase about 100 feet of land north of the old Astro Glass Company Ltd building I think a recommendation should be brought in at the next meeting said Coun Phil Hodnett "I have asked for a survey on that place for a long long lime said the mayor Secretarv treasurer Rov White was instructed to ask Mr Woods what he intends to use the property for Walkalhon raised WARNER (Special Forty of 53 entrants completed a 17 mile walkathon from Wrentham to Taber to raise for a public address system for the Warner skating rink Mike Lycar of Warner was fastest, completing the distance in just under four hours Ruth Evans of Warner was the top fund raiser among the women Lois Polvm 7 of Warner was the youngest participant to complete the course It was sponsored by the Warner and district recreation board with the assistance of the Warner volunteer fire department Ice fund drive launched BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Albert Stella, president of the Biairmore Arena Association, has launched a dnve to raise funds to build a concrete playing surface in the arena and to purchase a Zamboni ice machine The association has completed arrangements to act as sub agents for Draper Dobie and Company of Calgary to sell Canada Savings Bonds Joanne Drain, arena board member, will act as agent for the sale of the bonds An office has been set up in the Biairmore own office Mrs Drain will be at the office daily Monday through Fn- dav from 1pm to 5 p m until Nov 15 Herald' District THE LITTLE RED HOUSE ISN'T WHAT SHE USED TO BE A LITTLE PAINT, A FEW PARTITIONS AND A TRAIN STATION BECOMES AN APARTMENT BUILDING WALTER KERBER photo Long shopping hours worth this time TABER (HNS) Three Taber businesses were fined for infractions of the city s shopping hours bylaw Friday "I do not approve or con done open defiance of the law we expect all citizens to obey all of the laws Provmcia' Judge A H Elford said of the case The managers of Macleods Family Shopping Centre, Taber 5 cent to Store Ltd and Robinson and Little and Co Ltd pleaded guilty of fail- ing to close Oct 30 a Wednes- day afternoon The three firms pleaded guilty of similar infractions Oct 28 and were fined I have no comment on the merits of your reasons for staying open There is a proper way to deal with the problem try to get the coun cil to change the by law This is not the proper forum to use in trying to change it (the the judge said 'I don t think that that is the function of the court the end does not justify tne means The fine imposed last time appears to be quite nominal and proper not as a punishment or deterrent' Judge Elford then assessed fines of on each of the businesses The controversial bylaw has been lifted until December 31, allowing Wednesday after- noon shopping and until 9pm on Fridays as requested by the Taber Businessmen s Associa- tion recognized by council as spokesman The defendants agreed with Judge Elford when he hoped that the matter will be resolv- ed during the next two months so that a further appearance in court will be unnecessary Highway 3 relocation job should residents COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) A Frank Belyea, executive co ordmator of inter departmental planning of the department of the en- vironment. Thursday night told 200 people at a public meeting here that Crowsnest Pass citizens should take an active interest in the reloca- tion of Highway 3 Your participating in upcoming discussions will have a direct bearing on the route selected he told the meeting His views were echoed by Mike Vaselenak chairman of the inter disciplinary study committee of the department of the environment Both of- ficials are from Edmonton However some of those attending the meeting said the views of local people will have little effect on the route the highway will take The meeting recommended that members of the "impact studv group at Edmonton come to the Pass to meet with local citizens on the highway The purpose of these Rancher gets Tory nod in Bow Valley A 62 year old farmer will carry the Progressive Conser- vative banner in Bow Valley when the next provincial elec- tion is called Jim George a farmer and rancher at Gem 100 miles east of Calgary, defeated Donald Munch 31 a Bassano doctor, for the nomination held Saturday in Brooks About 100 persons turned out for the afternoon meeting addressed bv Solicitor General Helen Hunley It was one ot the smaller turnouts for the Conservatives during this round of Southern Alberta nominations Biairmore pedestrians may get new light meetings would be to hear the reports on findings the group has made and to hear the problems various vested interests in the Pass will face with the relocation of the highwav It was decided the local interests could draft and pre- sent a brief to the visiting government representatives for study The officials could then make recommendations to the people who will select the highway location The meeting here, called by Jackie Goulet co ordmator of the Crowsnest Pass Highway 3 impact study com- mittee, had been organized to form a committee of local citizens from all communities concerned This committee was to gather information on how the highway would affect the environment wildlife watersheds homes people, businesses and all concerned The committee was to make suggestions regarding the locations approaches to towns construction of sound buffers and to preserve all local historic and scenic spots But local citizens said such a committee would be ineffec live It was not formed Ms Goulet will make arrangements to have Ed- monton officials visit the Pass Dates of these upcom ing meetings will be an- nounced BLAIRMORE pedestrians wishing to cross the lown s main intersection halting traf fie travelling east and west on 3 Manv motorists coming through the area are unaware of the light and often have to slam on brakes for pedestrians and children who set the light in operation without using discretion Since traffic congestion is heavy at the point where mam school children cross the highway, council has decided to look into mstalla- tfon of a regular green red and amber light system for the intersection The light could cost approximately 000 Council also feeis that when the new highway is built traffic will be cut con siderablv through the towns main street Council is protesting the proposed Calgarv Power rate increase of 17 per cent man honored PINCHER CREEK (Special! Hugh DuBois of Butte Mont Lions district governor presented the one hundred per cent district governor's award to past dis- trict governor Lawrence Bonertz of Pincher Creek at a recent charter night meeting here Ho won the award for dedicated service' during his 1973 term of office If it's DRY IMPERIAL "MITEO 29 bring your own Borzoi Borzoi-when your second passion is Vodka. ;