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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta South In short Kennard named directors' chief CARDSTON (HNS) Dr. Ralph Kennard, director of bands for Cardston schools, has been named president of the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Band Directors Association. Dr. Kennard is in his third year with the local school division. He is music chairman for the Cardston stake of the LDS Church and of the Music Makers, a local community chorus. Lervae Cahoon of Cardston was elected second vice president. He is associate director of bands for local schools and the music director for the Leavitt ward of the LDS Church. Boyd Hunter, band director at Magrath and conductor of the Magrath Cardston Marching Band, was named to the board of directors. School representatives named TABER (HNS) Representatives and delegates to various municipal councils, boards and associations have been announc- ed by Taber School Division 6. Named to Zone 6, Alberta School Trustees Association, were trustees Allen Wolfer, Heber Anderson and board chairman Thomas J. Parkinson. E. B. Bud Peterson, with Mrs. Mary Cunningham alternate, will represent the division at meetings of the South Alberta School Authorities Association. School superintendent James L. George and trustees Ray B. Evanson and Mrs. Cunningham will serve as liaison with the Taber town council, while Mr. Parkinson has the same responsi- bility with the Town of Vauxhall and William Penner with the Village of Grassy Lake. Heber Anderson is liaison with the Taber Municipal District council; Mr. Evanson and secretary treasurer Lyle R. Johnson are appointees to the recreation boards and Mr. George to the Taber industrial development committee. Instructional materials co ordinator C. Kenneth Anderson is the representative to the Southern Alberta Educational TV Association; Mrs. Cunningham and Jack Herman to Early Childhood Services; and Mr. George and Mr. Herman to the Further Education Council. Band performs Tuesday COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale R. I. Baker Junior High School Concert Band, a 50 piece ensemble, will perform at p.m. Tuesday in the school auditorium. The conductor is Bob Findlay. Also scheduled to play are the 12 bandsmen in the German polka band and the 17 member stage band. Proceeds will be used to buy a electronic tuner for the school. The Herald District v> 'J.'.V'V'V IS I lW Jfc'.'i. Thursday, Novembtr 21, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 21 Alberta farms report states Macleod council ups reward, appoints man FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council Monday night approved the recommenda- tion by Coun. Phil Hodnett that David Coutts be ap- pointed to the recreation board. Coun. Jim Coutts, his father, quipped that he was opposed. Coun. Hodnett noted the meetings are held at 7 a.m. Council raised the reward from to for informa- tion leading to a conviction on acts of vandalism. Coun. Webb said the door of the local IGA store was kicked in recently. His suggestion that vandals be fined upon arrest without recourse to the law was bypassed by council. Coun. Coutts doubted that will buy any information because people won't talk. Coun. Webb agreed, saying. "My goodness, these darn kids will get together and talk about an informant. They come down and tear your house apart." Mabel Collar thanked Coun. John Viens. councillor in charge of the fire department, and council for the firefighters" quick action in saving her barn. Rick Kennedy was ap- pointed assistant recreation director at a salary of per hour. The job will last un- til spring. He is to be in charge of the arena, leaving recrea- tion director Leo Bourassa free to take charge of the Canada Winter Games ac- tivities here. Coun. Hodnetl said the 988 Loca) Initiatives program grant announced Monday for recreation here will be used to hire two permanent arena workers. 1 o hire a slonopr.iphor and to assist with Canada Winter Games activities. Mayor Charlie Kdgar questioned the need for a strnn. Coun. Ralph Webb, coun- cillor in charge of public works, was authorized to send a grader into the alley behind Scougall's Garage and bring Ihe gravel up to the level of surrounding properties. Conn. Hodnelt said 1he garage should pay costs as it caused the problem Conn Coults. in charge of sewer and water, said the town is still awaiting word on when government engineers will come here to study plans for a new water intake and sewage disposal system. Coun. Coutts inspected the sprinkler system at the in- dustrial airport. His recommendations were aired later when council went into a secret session. Coun. Ian Bennett, in charge of electricity, said that firms using Calgary Power direct will be contacted to have them switch over to the town system. Failing this, a sur- charge will be levied. Prairie beacons Grain elevators sit arrayed on a railroad siding at Welling, their tall sides serving as landmarks for farmers and townsmen alike. Kaiser mining system is television clip topic Vandals get signs Coun. Margaret Moses suggested that 2nd and 4th avenues be posted as off limits for trucks. Works superinten- dent John Bota said two color, no truck symbol signs cost each. First, 3rd and 5th avenues are truck routes. Councillors Moses. Webb; Mr. Bota; and an RCMP officer will inspect sites for signs. Reega Gregson's applica- tion for a subdivision for his property on the Mckenzie Bridge road west of town was tabled until the next meeting. The Willow Creek Municipal District development control officer says it doesn't conform to the MD plan. Mr. Gregson wants to turn over part of his land to his daughter. He also wants to keep a small piece to enable his horses to get to a pasture. Council will study the applica- tion further. Ed Merrill was given per- mission to install a mobile home on his property and rent his home. Council waived in tax- es on a building at the Fort Marlrnd Auction Market that burned March 6. This is for ihe period March 6 to Dec. 31. Coun. Hodnett recommend- ed that Kred Wright be transferred from the town's outside crew to the arena crew for his last two years before retiring. Dave Simpson will attend Ihe Dec 2 council meeting to review his plans for about eight acres of land he obtained about two years ago from the town. At that time he intended 1o use il for a riding academy. His option has expired. NATAL (HNS) CBC Television plans to feature the mining and reclamation technology of Kaiser Resources Ltd. in a program early next year on the resurgence of the coal in- dustry in Canada. The presentation is to be one of a new, half hour series. This Land, scheduled to start in January, 1975, on the national CBC network. Filming of the part Kaiser Resources is to have in the presentation took place at the Sparwood Operations. Film crews recorded sur- face and hydraulic mining, coal preparation and reclama- tion activities of the company, and interviewed Walter Riva. vice president, mining operations and Louis Cherene, superintendent, environmen- tal control. In addition, the TV crew filmed and interviewed Jim Hearn, operator of a 200 ton truck, and Jim Grocutt, retired employee and veteran coal miner of Sparwood. Writer Anthony said the Kaiser Resources operation was selected to represent the new era of mountain coal min- ing in Canada because of the company's reputed mining technology and reclamation program. The Sparwood operations will have about a six minute part in the production that will trace the history of coal min- ing from Xova Scotia the West, from the early use of coal as domestic and commer- cial fuel to its current demand ior steel making and electric energy production, and possi- ble future applications. The CBC's fi! ning at Sparwood covered a shovel truck operation; a blast at Harmcr 2; surface in- stallations of the hydraulic mine; the Eikview prepara- tion plant; the McGillvray pit and tailing pond reclamation projects: the nurserv and train loading. The director said the presentation on coal will probably be telecast in mid January. The series, This Land, is scheduled for an evening or prime time slot. The exact day and time is ex-' pected to be announced in the near future. Pincher committee named PINCHER CREEK (Special) A six man com- mittee has been named from the town and Pincher Creek Municipal District councils to direct financing for construc- tion of the new airport here. Representing the MD are councillors Robert Toney. Daryl Carlson and Lome Higgenbothen. Mayor Juan Teran and councillors John Olyslager and Rollie Cook represent the town. Town council has applied for federal and provincial grants and is awaiting word from both governments The new airport will likely- he built on an 80 acre site about three miles northwest j of town. Council has an option on the land owned by the j Pincher Creek Hutterite Coiony The town is now served by an airstrip on private land known as Cook's airstrip. Council has rejected two offers for a Main St. business Jot. Both offers were for 85.000 council considered too low. They were submitted by former councillor Ken McGurk and Archie Petrone. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Vandalism of signs on Highway 3 and in the Hamlets of the Crowsnest Pass area continues to be a serious problem, officials say. J. A. Glowach, District Highways engineer of Lethbridge and department of highways and transport of- ficials are expressing concern that signs removed and broken down by vandals could contribute to serious motor vehicle accidents resulting in loss of life. The officials have pointed out that each sign is so erected for a reason and motorists who are unfamiliar with a particular highway or street system rely on signs to forwarn them of unforseen hazards. They asked Crowsnest Pass residents to be alert for in- dividuals tampering with highway signs. EDMONTON (CP) The consulting firm of Hu Harries and Associates Limited says summerfallow is an inef- ficient use of land. In a report prepared for the land use forum, the firm says 25 per cent of the cultivated land in Alberta is being used inefficiently as summer- fallow. The position was contained in one of more than a dozen technical reports prepared for the land use study now being conducted throughout the province. The consulting firm also said government agriculture policy should be aimed to meet the needs of 35 per cent of the farmers in the province, who produce more than 80 per cent of the goods. The report said about 40 per cent of the Alberta producers received less than in 1971, not enough to provide a satisfactory living standard. Farmers earning less than the limit should ex- pand, find part time work away from the farm or get out of farming, the report ad- vocated. Agriculture policies that set floor prices, control supply through marketing boards or provide cash compensation for crop losses are stop gap measures that provide no long term solution, the report said. Although farm incomes have increased greatly from 1971, recent cost increases and inflationary effects leave the relative financial position of farmers almost unchanged. The consultants also said summerfallowing reached a peak of 36 per cent in 1970, compared with about seven million acres in summer- fallow of the normal 28 million cultivated acres. The information was men- tioned in a suggestion that Alberta could double its agriculture production without opening new acreage. The firm suggested full use of existing cultivated land, plus full use of herbicides and pesticides, is required. It is difficult to understand why almost two thirds of the cultivated crops are not fer- tilized when it has been demonstrated so often that a dollar invested in fertilizer will return at least or un- der normal circumstances. The report also said Alberta farmers must become more efficient if they are to meet demands anticipated in the year 2000. It was predicted that Cana- dian population would reach 30.5 million by 2000 and that beef and poultry demand per capita will double, while pork and egg demand will remain stable. The report estimated per capita consumption of 161.6 pounds of beef, 55.5 pounds of pork. 70.5 pounds of poultry, 32 pounds of eggs and 770 pounds of milk, butter and cheese. Building banned on lots CRANBROOK. B.C. (HNS) Ten owners of barely extra municipal scenic expensive lots have found themselves cornered by regional district zoning rules which prohibit issue of building permits. The half acre lots developed by Tomka Holdings Ltd. are in the vicinity of 14th Avenue south of llth Street. Above them and south a keyhole development already supports several prestige houses, each with its own water supply and septic tank. Their construction was legal because they were already there when the RDEK Zoning bylaw was proclaimed July 21. 1973. The whole development area amounts to 30 acres and the bylaw sets a five acre site minimum for a residence, unless it has community water and sewer installations. The city's new million water system will join 14th Avenue in their vicinity in 1975, but it is still under Regional building rules. A solution, city council suggests, would be immediate annexation into city limits. Developers have reportedly offered owners refunds but have found owners not interested, in view of land "a lues which continue to rise. The right taste. The right price. Ihe right rye. Hiram In Alberta Right now TROJAN is coming ;