Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Scouter Lew Blair telb why ho is interested in youth November 12, 1973 THE LFTHBRIDGE HEIIAID _ Bj JEAN SH'HIAIIT Special Correspondent FOHT MACLEOD (Special) Recently Lew Blair left the CPR station here to end a 44- year association with Lhe com- pany. Mr. Blair began his career July 21, 1928, at Eastend, Sask. "the best town He was agent operator at points on the Manyberries to Shaunavon line and at Gull Lake on the main line in Saskatchew- an. He has served at points all over Alberta. Mrs Brown honored by shoiver GRANUM (HNS) Mrs. Bobby Brown, nee Joy Ducc, was honored recently at a com- munity s-ho.wer held in the United Church Hall. The screen behind the bride and the gift table were decor- ated in a western motif. Mrs. Brown was assisted in unwrapping her gifts by her sister, Miss Jerri Ducc, and her cousin, Miss Sharon Mc- Allister, of Calgary. Mrs. J. Kroetsch recorded the gifts and Miss Renee Cesar was in charge of the guest book Mrs. H. Hoge introduced Hie program: A reading by Mrs. K. Lane and a duet by Misses Wendy and Renee Cesar. The committee gift was a pair of Attending the shower from out-of-town were Mrs. R. Jen- sen, Mrs. 0. Jensen and Mrs. T. of Cardston. The last few years ho has been serving al Raymond, Pin- cher Creek, Taber and finally to Fort Macleod in 1967. An avid scouter, Mi-. Blair took his retirement early be- causG he has 22 Boy Scout lead- ers to train. Asked why he is so interested in youth, Mr. Blair said he didn't know what it was to be a kid. He started work at 14. Me feels young boys need training and fun, a combination that Scouting gives. He was leader of a Junior UFA group and liked working with youth, so in 1945, while working at Brant, he started a Scout troop. The 35 boys were from Brant and Ensign. The next year he was appointed as- sistant regional commissioner. Every move he made, news of his talent with boys preceded him, and he was Scouter Blair before the unpacking was done. In 1901, at Pincher Creek, he served as regional assistant commissioner and as district commissioner, at the same time. He has attended World Jam- borees for Scouts in Greece, 19C3; Idaho, 1967; Japan, 1971; and hopes "I won't be too old to go to Norway in 1975." "The Porcupine Hills District is the best. We have 11 leaders with Wood Badges. I'm really proud to lie district commis- sioner "I'd lie fini.shcd with Scouts if they ever paid leaders. It's hard to get good leaders but the ones we gel are in the work because they get satisfaction from helping boys. They are leaders because they want to do Ihe job." His retirement will be spent teaching first aid to CP Rail men, working in the Masons and Eastern Star lodges, and writing about Scouting. He is a member of tlje United Church of Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Blair will con- tinue to live in Fort Macleod. They hope to do some travelling and will go to visit their son in Calgary and their daughter in Fort McMurray. Mrs. Blair, just as enthusias- tic about scouting as her hus- band, knows that the travelling will be in connection with Scout- ing tor a long time to come. New fire chief GRANUM (HNS) Alfred Brisby was recently elected fire chief for the Granum and District Fire Department. The former fire chief, Harold Clark, resigned recently. Other officers for the coming year are: Alan Munro, deputy fire chief; Don Douglas, secre- tary and captain in charge of fire prevention; Tom Blair, caplain in charge of training; and Len Bailey, captain in charge of pre-planning. Members of the department will be conducting fire inspec- tions of all schools, churches, mercantile businesses and all dwellings in the town this win- ter. Mini-movies COALDALE (HNS) Nu- merous recreational programs for the south county region are being planned. Mini movies for youngsters are shown every Saturday morning in the Coaldaie and District Sportsplex. Bantam and pee wee hockey will start shortly. Tentative programs, to begin early in 1973, are women's keep fit classes, stretch and classes, girls floor hockey for Grades 5 and 6 and floor hock- ey for boys ages 7, 8 and 9. Coaldaie council tackles chores More district on page 11 COALDALE (HNS) There was no civic election here this year. Voting takes place every three years, next in 1974. Nevertheless, town council held an organizational meeting. Named as deputy mayors for the 1972-73 term, four months each, were: John Gossen, Mrs. Frank (Erna) Goertzen, and William Martens. Public works Abe Ens and William Martens. Water and sewer Earl Fox- all and Mayor A. F. Blakic Employees and salaiy Pe- ter Letkemann, Earl Foxall, Abe Ens anl Mayor Blakie. Fire and ambulance Wil- liam Martens. Land development and sales a y o r Blakie, councillors Letkemann and Foxall. Insurance committee John Gossen. Police commission council- lors Letkemann and Mrs. Erna Goertzen. Library board Mrs. Goert- zen. Green Acres Foundation Mrs. Goertzen. Economic development com- mission councillor Martens. Barons-Eureka Health Unit board councillor Gossen. Sportsplex construction com- mittee councillor Foxall. Cemetery planning council- lors John Gossen and May- or Blakie. County of Lethbridge south- ern regional recreation councillor Martens. Coaldaie trout pond anl park development councillors Fox- all and Ens. Oldman River Regional Plan- ning commission Mayor Blakie. The entire council [orms the budget and finance committee. Fernie district school libraries substandard says superintendent NATAL (HNS1 Dislricl schools superintendent Don Hartwig dropped a "heavy book" at Hie recent school board meeting when he inform- ed trustees that school libraries in the Fernie school district are "not even close to stand- ards" set by the B.C. Teach- ers' Federation and are "even further behind Canadian or Am- erican standards." He suggested that it will take an expenditure of to bring the libraries up to a minimum standard. Mr. liar twig said he had read the SOLO project, a re port prepared for and endorsed by Uie scliool board, one of the key features of which was the role played by school libraries "not just as an important facil- ity for research and recreation, but also as a key component for improving the learning en- vironment within our schools." After reading Ihe report, Mr. Hartwig asked district librari- ans to provide him with up-to- date inventories of the school libraries and also Lhe number of volumes for school libraries suggested in recent studies con- ducted by the BCTF and the Canadian Library Associalion. 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Mr. Hart w i g commented, "The libraries have been per- petuated at inadequate stan- dards." and added that, "With our present allocation for li- brary materials, and consider- ing Ihe rising costs of books, we can do nothing more than maintain our present level of library resources." He said that, based on an es- (imaled cost of S5 per boolt, the total amount required would be and suggested the nicncy could perhaps come from either capital or referen- dum funds. Board secretary K T. Cham- bers said thai "to Iry lo bring the standard up all at once is prelly harsh." lie .suggested j that some sort of program be 1 devised. j lie said Hie mailer was not; simply cue of nulling 5S5.0001 inio the budget, because pro- cessing would lin a big joh, "I don't Ihink this office could handle it all at he said. Reviews Bible COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Rev. ,1. Hagcl spoke at (he November meeting of the Cole- man Catholic Women's Ix'aguc. It was held following mass. Father llagcl spoke on the Hible and writings of the Old Testament and how Ihtve were j In tic Report indicated the recent! sponsored by Ibr I was successful. A donation of} SfiOO made lo Ihe pnrisli couiu-il. The December meeting will he held Dec. 5 when plans for Ihe annual Christmas parly for children (if Ihe parish will he niat'e. The parly will he held al p.m., Dec. 10, and SI, Nick Ma consculed to visit party. To sell trees COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldaie Kinsmen Club will sell Christmas trees beginning early in December. Most service stations will be handling trees for the Kinsmen. Ed Eichards is chairman for this project. Another fund-raising project s Lhe sale of Mandarin oranges. Doran Templeton, committee :hairman, says the blitz date be announced as soon as 'inal arrangements are made. To serve church STIRLING (HNS) Sunday evening church was a farewell o Brian Drewry, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Drewry. He has been called to srve as a missionary hi central Cali- "ornia for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Lethbridge Inst i t u t e Jhoir sang and members of the "anu'ly expressed themselves. Bill Lister, formerly of Aus- ralia and now of Coaldale, ipoke. LEW BLAIR LEAVES CP RAIL AFTER 44 YEARS Hoop leagues keep county courts busy PICTURE BUTTE County of Lethbridge men's and wo- men's basketball leagues are in fall swing. A team of women from the Nobleford Barons area de- feated the Picture Bulte Red Devils 31-20. High scorers were: Jeanene Casson, 8 points, Picture Butte, and Kathryn Molenaar, 11, No- bleford The Coaldaie men's team has shown strength by upsetting Iron Springs 100-21, and Coal- hurst 69-19. The Picture Butte team, head- ed by Elroy Nieboer, defeated the Picture Butte school teach- ers in a hard-fought game with a score of 43-42. Coalhurst men defeated the Nobleford men's team with a score of 73-71. Picture Butte school teachers won over NoWeford 62-32, while the Picture Butte team Iron Springs 95-17. Ken Kariatsumari wr.s the leading scorer in the Picture Butte Iron Springs game uith 29 points. Snow rig parley PICTURE BUTTE An or- ganizational meeting for snow- mobilers will be held in t h e north county recreation office today at 8 p.m. The meeting will determine whether or not there is enough interest in the area to form a snowmobile club. Christmas parry NOBLEFORD annual children's Christmas party, sponsored by the Noble- ford Branch of the Royal Ca- nadian legion, is set for Sun- day. Dec 17 at p.m. in the Legion Hall. FOR COMPLETE BOOK CONTACT The Lrthbridrie Herald PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHY DIVISION PHONE 327-3203 or 328-4411 m n CO en m X O z to MUSIC Corner of 4th Ave. and 5th St. Downtown During eur Expansion to our New Store mast items at reduced prices ideal for your Christmas shopping. 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