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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THf tETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, Novcmhn 1971 You Ask Me.. By RON CAIDWEU i.- .-uincthing we all mist face bu! path rtic.-illy-liltle i? known about it other than that thr ivasfK I'.u1. hi'-A lines death actually feel" I kjii'1-'. 1 h.tv1 rxjvru'iiccd death Mv iTii-uiiiitei- with death came when I wo- por bap1- nini1 ten years old. 1 droned Thai 1 still living is almost secondary bemuse I did expo; UT.C'- t-ie kt'ling of death. It h.-.i-pi'iirtl I fell out of a boat and tang unable to swim I came face lo face with dying. The brought home some startling revelations. ririt, I discovered there are tv.-o separate and distinct phases in living. Tnr initial phase is the realization that death is near. This is lhe most terrifying. Tlic impai'i of this terror is sometliing Uiat can only be pspcrienced in dving. N'othing in life can match it. It is that every desperate attempt you are raak mg in live is failing that the end of your life is only wrond At this stage, n person loses all reasoning. A drmimng person will grasp for a floatirg straw. Foi anything that holds out a hope for life. The fight for life is so frantic that a person would even kill to save himself. 1 beii.'-ve I would have taken the lify of anyone, including my parent.--, ur any number of people, 100 or even l.noo. if it meant. I could continue to live. I think rr.ost people are like that. They would do anything to hang 'into life. me. these who have sacrificed themselves for a person or a cause were not motivated so much by courage as they u-erc by their own unconscious desire to die. Or perhaps they did not fully realize death was a pos- sibility until it was too late. Tile second phase of dying is giving up the struggle for life and letting death take over. After the "fruitless struggle for life, when you actually start to die physically, it is almost a relief. Your mint' still wants to live but ycur body mil not respond. it is like a rewarding sleep when your body ts exhausted. You have fought and lost. You are almost glad the battle is over, despite the culcome. There were two intriguing incidents which took place short- lv before I laid back into the arms of death. One '.vas that I surfaced three times before the end. Before, I discounted the belief that the third time down was the last as nothing more than an old saying. Now I know differently What I thoush was anotlicr old saying also turned out to be true. back into the water that final time. I cannot remember what I saw. but 1 know it happened. Fortunately. I was rescued from the button: of that lake. Curiously. I was found on the third, and what was to be the final, time my rescuer dove. This is as close to death as I ever want to come until it Is the real thing. Bu'. it is an experience that 1 regard with great value. Because when death does come, I will recognize it. I have been there before. Planning budget jumps A budget increase for the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission withstood mining attacks for more than am hour before gaining unani- mous passage. The budget calls for ex- penditures of including a wage increase of for taff 'members, bringing sal- aries for Iht year to Special projects new for 1972 added to the budget re- quirements and equipment ad- ditions added another A increase in printing costs, including the printing of lhe preliminary regional plan, Hochsteiii now heads Aliens club 50 YEARJ FOR IDS The five post presidents of the Lelhbridge stoke of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints gather for 50th anniversary celebrations. Left to right: Octave W. Ursenbach, Asael E. Palmer, Hugh B. Brown, Grant G. Woolley and Elmo E. Fletcher. Lethbridge stake 50 years old The Lethbridge stake of the into existence Nov. 10, 1921. Church of Jesus Christ of The decision to form the new Latter day Saints, last night i stake was made by Rudger I commemorated its SOth anni- j Clawson of the Council of versary. Twelve Apostles in consulta- Ceremonies honoring the five i lion with Heber J. Allen, presi-; past presidents of the stake, dent of the Taylor stake and were held in the new' stake: Edward J. Wood, president of 28th St. and Scenic the Alberta stake. The original Lethbridge stake boundary stretched from the came U.S. border to the north pole. As the church grew in Alberta, the size of the stake dimini-ih- A later reorganization saw the Calgary stake formed ar.d the East Lethbridge stake divided at 28th St. and Scenic I Drive. An estimated per- I attended. j The Lethbridge stake JLDS stake dedication Sunday Gt' r Southland to te sze o e sae ms-The amalgamation of the ed The stcke now extends j Lethbridge Municipal Hospital from Claresholm to iust south! Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital of the city. and Southland Nursing Home The first president of the 1 has moved a step closer to stake was Hugh B. Brown. He I reality. has since been elevated to the! The Lethbridge Municipal Council of Twelve Apostles of Hospital decided a the church. between Calgary and Leth- bridge. Grait G. Wolley was select- ed to be the fourth stake presi- dent in 1K3. He had previous- ly been president of ths East Lethbridge stake. Mr. Woolley and his counsellors were install- ed as leaders of the Lelhbridge stake. Mr. Woolley was released from his assignment in 1960 to assume leadership of the West Central States Mission. A re- organization then created the Tabcr stake. Wards and branches east of Coaldale were assigned to the n e w TrAer Stake. Elmo E. Fletcher, a Leth- bridge dentist, was the newiy- Leonard Hochstein of er Creek was elected president i of the Southern Alberta Alrer- deen Angus Club Thursday at tire group's annual meeting in ths Exhibition Pavilion. .lerry Virginillo cf Lethbridge and Mrs. Toots Hochstein of Pincher Creek were elected rice and secretary- treasurer, respectively. Directors elected were Frank Slezina of Coaldale for a three- year Doug Buchanan of Pincher Creek for a two-year term and Dave Erickson of Wrentham. for one year. Mr. Hochstein said Hie di rectory of southern Alberta An- gus breeders has been cancell- ed and money paid for the book rounds out lhe major for 1972. The 1972 budget will be taied by the provincial government for the first time from money obtained through a direct mill levy on the participating mu- nicipalities, towas and cities. Through this foundation pro- gram, ORRPC will be funded similar lo the education de- partment. Erwin Adderley, executive director for ORRPC, said mu- nicipalities will have to wait for i're government to levy i mill rale for the necessary funds, to he de.tennir.ed by the budget requirements in the eight regions of Alberta, be- fore each municipality will know how much money will be generated in each locality. The old method cf fund-rais- ing lor tl'-s planning regions was 00 pel- cent of the require- ment provided by the province and 40 per cent from: partici- pating municipalities in tile re- gion rlUSjJIUIl UU111U VILV.1UVII I meeting Thursday to endorse a appointed president of the Leth- In reply to criticisms on the salary costs, Mr. Adderley at- tributed the high turnover of OIIRPC staff to UK low wages paid in Lethbridge. He said that even with the increased sal- aries, ORRPC was still not in line with wages paid in all oth- er planning commissions and agencies in Alberta. returned to participating breed- srs. He said all the names of the southern Alberta breeders have been included in a prov- ince wide catalogue prepared by the Central Alberta Angus group. crq CMis Christ of Surdav le CllUrCll. Mr. Brown served as presi-j joint letter between itself and dent of the Lethbridge stake i the Auxiliary Hospital to the from 1W1 to 1M6. lie Vas sue-1 Alberta Hospital Services Com- i ceeded by his second counsellor j mission recommending t n e R Rrown will i Asael E.'Palmer. structure of the new board fFJL fn, waver it a Asael Paimcr Bas a nolcd As rorommcndcd m an AuXi ffer tne dedicatory at a IJ Muniemal ,h that tnc un i which pays, ercent of area o, appointed president of the Leth- bridge stake. He is the current ACllVC president. All five of the former presi- i dents of Lethbridge stake ad-' dressed the congregation. The meeting was conducted by -1. Club forming An Active 20 .10 Club Us onference eV Brown sions will boiiah St. and inn of Elmo Palmer served as Dr. about for pital ___ ..s first organizational meeting to be held Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. in the El Rancho Motor I Residents to attend homes meet The 5th annual convention of the Provincial Homes Associa- tion will be held in Edmonton Monday and Tuesday. Local representatives attend- ing the meeting are: Green Acres Foundation board mem- bers, Mrs. Erna Goertzen and Bill Kergan; administrator Don LeBaron; Leora Ness, matron of Green Acres and Kay Len- ning, matron of Golden Acres. Mr. is the group sec- retary. Neil Crawford, provincial health minister will be gueet speaker at UK Tuesday night wind-up banquet. Lethbridge stake was Work starts on 1 million feedlot has startcd a He said the directors of i cattle warranted a wholly-own-; adding stock to Dri-Lsnd Feed- j MHX) custom feedlot Southwest Barlcv Growers Ltd., led feedlot. i He said the companies would 1 With a water requirement of three miles north of Warner, i a company set up in the New Dri Land Feeders Ltd. is i Dayton Warner area to look entirely a farmer owned busi-! ness. lv a farmer owne us- It is desismed to allow I farmers feeo grain frit there formed. I pality of Tabcr, also one member. The AHSC will have to de- cide, by an order-sn-council j how the' board members shall I bo nominated. S Their decision could result in another election of hospital members. It expected that the I renovation j completed The club is open to all young j I men between 20 and 39 years I i old. i i The objectives of the club are j I to provide a practical means of _ I forming enduring friendships, The inspection and develop- j to develop intelligent i- alW rr.ent department has moved to its new location in the base- ment of city hall. Offices have been built for the chief building inspector, de- velopment officer and depart- ment staff at a cost of luilding and development also take convention. and serviceable citizenship and to create a desire '.'jc knowl- edge and self-improvement. WARDS RENTALS ness It is desismed to aow I farmers in three southern Al- i a need for a feeding or- bcita barlev grower companies j gamzation lo help use up bar- j -p j to market feed grain through and other feed grain stocks. J O116S e sa sou just phase out of the oilier cus- j gallons per day. Dri-Land on lhe board member numbers torn feedloLs and replace ihe j Feeders experts to experience I ;n three weeks. feeder cattle sold to market by I .gc expectexi uui LUC LHHHHJIQ should make a decision permits will now Iw available at thai location rather than on the second floor of city hall. their "own feedlct, primarily i The shareholders for Dri- feeding their own cattle. 1 Land Feeders all come from The feedlot, expected to be in operation June will cost the 38 shareholders S250.000 for land and facilities, including a feed mill. Value of the feedlot when full has been set at SI million by H. J. Cronkhite of New Day- ton, president of the recently formed hoard of directors. Southwest Barley Growers Ltd. East Warner Barley Growers Ltd. and Milk River Barley Growers Ltd. All members of these companies are not share- holders in the feedlot venture. Mr. Cronkhite said the three companies have cattle in custom: feedlots in Alberta and no difficulties. is a creek originating from Ridge Reservoir running past our half section and we I are now drilling wells." said i Gerry Marshall, secretary' of i the board. "We will also take a real hard look at a silage (high-cn- ergy roughage such as com. The Brian Jones bock, Some- alfalfa) concept feeding thins to Think About, is now operation. book now read1 printed. "This would allow sharehold- Copic's may be obtained at I ers to take land out of grain j CJOC or The'Herald. CJOC will CTJiLUlI- 1UCU1UIO ill rtlUVi Id ouu Ul 1 III.' ritl ttLU. in it was decided this numlrer of mni! the bock on request. Mail orders will he accepted by SEE WHAT THE LETKBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAN OFFER YOU Daytime Courses and Programs in: AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS ANIMAL BREEDING AND ANIMAL SCIENCE FARM FINANCE FARMSTEAD MECHANICS HORTICULTURE SOILS AND WATER For information on these courses and other courses starting January, 1972, LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PHONE 327-2141 production and help their econ- omv that wav HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPIETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS t Invitations Announcement! 124 Hour Service If Necessary) Books Thank You Cords Napkin! Matches We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Place Cards wilh each Orderl FREE CUSTOMER PARKING FRANK T. BYRNE, Esq. ANNOUNCES WITH PtEASURE THAT HARGE SUGA, Esq. 15 NOW ASSOCIATED WITH HIM TO CARRY ON THE PRACTICE OF LAW UNDER THE NAME OF FRANK T. BYRNE AT 5 706 THIRD AVENUE SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA BRANCH OFFICE WARREN BUILDING, PICTURE BUTTE CJOC, with remittance made out to the Brian Jones Memor- ial Fund. Price is All copies ordered in advance are now in lhe mails. The book is a collection of 100 radio talks of the late Rev. Brian Jones. All of the work in (he editing and printing was do- nated by friends. All proceeds are for the Brian Jones Mem- orial Fund. Martin Bros. Funeral Homes Ltd. (2nd GENERATION) PRESENTS ...THE SUNDAY HOUR TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely the monu- ment to honor your loved Wo will be plcciod to assist you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS LTD. "Wo hov- boon Customcrl for Ovor 60 Years" 375 Sid St. S., lolhbridfla Phone 357-19JO Silage day Tuesday The AlberU department of agriculture will sponsor an or- j ientation silage day in the Coal-' dale Community Hall Tu.'sday from in