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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Scouter Lew Blair telb why he is interested in youth November M, THE LFTHBRIDOE HBMID 3 By JEAN SWIIIART Special Correspondent FORT MACLEOD (Special) Recently Lew Blair left the CPR station here to end a 44- year association with the 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. Mr? Brown honored by shoicer 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 the program: A reading by Mrs. K. Lane and a duet by Misses Wendy and Renee Cesar. The committee gift was a pair of blanX'rts. Attending the shower from out-of-town were Mrs. R. Jen- sen, Mrs. 0. Jensen and Mrs. T. Duce of Cardston. The last few years he has been serving at Raymond, Pin- cher Creek, Taber and finally to Fort Macleod in 1967. An avid scouter, Mi'. Blair took his retirement early be- cause 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. He 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, 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 be district commis- sioner. "I'd be finished with Scouts if they ever paid leaders. It's hard to get Rood leaders but the ones we get are in the work because they get satisfaction from helping boys. They are leaders because they want to do (he 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 the 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 for 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, captain 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 Coaldale 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 sew classes, girls floor hockey for Grades 5 and 6 and floor hock- ey for boys ages 7, 8 and 9. Coaldale 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 (Etna) Goertzen, and William Martens. Public works Abe Ens and William Martens. Water and sewer Earl Fox- all and Mayor A. F. Blakic. Employees and salary Pe- ter Lctkemann, Earl Foxall, Abe Ens anl Mayor Blakie. Fire and ambulance Wil- liam Martens. Land development and sales a y o r Blakie, councillors Lelkemann 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 ccsuncillor Martens. Coaldale trout pond anl park development councillors Fox- all and Ens. Oldman River Regional Plan- ning commission Mayor Blakie. The entire council forms the budget and finance committee. Fernie district school libraries substandard says superintendent NATAL (HNS) District schools superintendent Don Hartwig dropped a "h e a v y book" at the 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. Hartwig said he had read the SOLO project, a re- port prepared for and endorsed by the school board, one of the key features of which was the role played by school libraries "not jiiEt 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 the report, Mr. Hartwig asked district librari- ans to provide him with up-to- date inventories of the school libraries and also the number of volumes for school libraries suggested in recent studies con- ducted by the BCTF and t h e Canadian Library Association. Books referred to come under nine general headings: Primary fiction, intermediate fiction, non-fiction, encyclopaedia, At- lases, dictionaries, paperbacks, Superb Fashion Leader Carpet now featured fit spectacular Savings ANNUAL SALE OF FINE BROADLOOMS Cheap carpet at a cheap price is not good value! The smart shopper will buy the best quality at the lowest possible price a nd deal with someone she can trust. Jordans reputation has been built on 43 years of quality and value service and integrity. Enjoy These Outstanding Bargains Now! No Down Payment, Convenient Terms Bequine 100% All-wool lush plain velvet mosl ele- gant of all SAtE .35 Sq. Yd. Saxony Plush Lush, deep, plain and shimmering nylon 12 glorious colors....... 17 .95 Sq. Yd. Cabled Nylon Vftry thick, hrnvy yarns tufted In unique npw tex- tures, beautiful color selee- lion.................. JA 13 SALE .95 Sq. Yd. Sundance Luxury nylon twist with ihimmerinq hipli gloss yarn tightly hvisteri and hpat set.............. Sq. Yd, Saxony Tweed Nylon Delicate colour blended into high-gloss yarns SALE .95 Sq. Yd. Escapade Till" morn subdued, "civil- bod" nylon %hfiq moM Humble onn1 proriicol in o polo cdltuir uplpction 11 SAIE .49 Sq. Yd. "We Have Carpets Far Out of Town Resid- May Phone Col- lect for Service Right In Their Own Home! HBoa- Phono 327-1103 Opon Daily Till p.m. Tliuri. Till 1 p.m. DOWNTOWN at 315-6th ST. S. Convenient Termi Use Jordans Budget Plans No Down Payment To sell trees COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale Kinsmen Club will sell Christmas trees beginning early in December. Most service stations will be handling trees for the Kinsmen. Ed Richards is chairman for this project. Another fund-raising project is the sale of Mandarin oranges. Doran Templeton, committee chairman, says the blitz date will be announced as soon as final arrangements are made. To serve church STIRLING (HNS) Sunday evening church was a farewell to Brian Drewry, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Drewry. He has been called to srve as a missionary in central Cali- fornia for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Lethbridge Inst i t u t e Choir sang and members of the family expressed themselves. Bill Lister, formerly of Aus- tralia and now of Coaldale, spoke. 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 full swing. A team of women from the Nobleford Barons area de- feated {he Picture Butte Red Devils 31-20. High scorers were: Jeanene Casson, 8 points, Picture Butte, and Kathryn Molenaar, 11, No- bleford. The Coaldale 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 Nicboer, 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 Nobleford 62-32, while the Picture Butte team Iron Springs 95-17. I Ken Kariatsumari WES the leading scorer in the Picture Butte Iron Springs game with j 29 points. i Snow rig parley PICTURE BUTTE An or- ganizational meeting for snow- mobilers mil be held in the north county recreation office today at 8 p.m. The meeting will determine whether or not there is enough interest to the area to form a snowmobile club. Christmas party 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 j Legion Hall. FOR COMPLETE BOOK CONTACT he Lethbridge PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHY DIVISION PHONE 327-3203 or 328-4411 periodicals and general refer- ences. Compared with the B.C. stan- dard of volumes for schools of their size. Isabella Dicken, Ridgemont and Spar- wood Elementary School book numbers are and In lower category are Elk- ford, J a f f r a y Elementary, Baynes Lake, Elko and Gras- mere schools, which have 134, and 4C2. The B.C. standard is volumes. Somewhat similar figures are applicable for the secondary schools. Mr. Hart w i g commented, "The libraries have been per- petuated at inadequate stan- and added that, "With our present allocation for li- brary materials, and consider- ing the rising costs of books, can do nothing more than maintain our present level of 1 library resources." He said that, based on an es-; imated cost of S5 per book, the j total amount required would be i S55.000 and suggested the money could perhaps come from either capital or referen- dum funds. Board secretary E. T. Cham- hers said thai "to try to bring j the standard up nil at once is j pretty harsh." Me suggested that some sort of program be devised. He said Ihc matter was .not simply one of putting j into the budget, because pro- ceasing would In1 a hip job. "1 don't Ihink (his office could handle it all at. he said. Reviews Bible COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Rev. ,1. llagcl spoke at the November meeting of the Cole- man Catholic Women's League. It was held following mass. Father llagcl spoke on the Bible and writings of the Old j Testament and lunv were to ho interpreted. Reports tl'r recent! sponsored by the TWL. I successful. A donation of SfiOO mafic to tho pnrish counril. The Dcc'cmber meeting will be held Dec. 5 when plans (or the nnnunl Christmas parly for children of the parish will be IIIJK'C. The will be held at p.m., Dec. 10, and St. Nick MB consented to visit tlw party. m -o 70 m h I 2 (75 tn m i i rn X TJ O z to MUSIC Corner of 4th Ave. and 5th St. Downtown During our Expansion to our New Store most items at reduced prices ideal for your Christmas (hopping. 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