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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Oclobtr 7, 1972 THE IFTHBRIDGl HERAID 3 Planners recommend town develop parks KNEES UP MOTHER BROWN Atlired in hot pants end ponty hose, Kate Andrews High School swingers Wayne Ens, left, and Richard Hranac, both of Coaldale, lake part in Grade 10 initiation celebrations. Other photo: Peter King gels a lifr over the threshold from Malcolm Loree. set for big trucks By ROSS GIBB Herald News Sen-ice TABER Town council has approved a traffic policy rec- ommendation announced ear- lier. It follows a committee meeting with local sugar beei growers. Recommendations included setting a maximum speed limit in town of 20 miles per hour, except on the Highway 3 truck route, for all trucks rated high- er than pick-up trucks. Also approved was the rais-1 [rucks are allowed for delivery ing of the load limit on Taber and pick-up of goods. streets, except where necessity established, from to pounds. The speed limit will reduce damage to pavement and the hazard to pedestrians. The increase in load limit will allow unloaded farm, and other, trucks to use the through-town route to con- venience farmers in their busi- ness trans actions. Heavier Ban the pill says Mrs. White CLARESHOLM (HNS) Mrs. Kathlcne White, chairman of the Willow Creek selicol di- vision board, remarked at a re- cent meeting: "It used to he ban the bomb: now I think it should be ban the pill." She was referring lo a re- ported drop in the enrolment of students in schools in the divi- sion- A drop in enrolment v means a drop In government grants, she said, and the pill was one of ttie many reasons suggested for a drop in the number of students. Some classes are as low eight and 10 pupils in Ihe firsl and second year. A total of 620 pupils attend Grades 1 (o I classes in Fort Macleod Claresholm schools have MS pu nils in the same years; Nanton lias 218: Slavely 107; Gran um, fifl pupils, Some ii the vocational aira were as Im as four and five students hu they were being combined wit Dramatic arts course for teachers gets okay jlher classes to make economi units. A G r a n u m couple was sue cess fill in a request to Ihe! icard lo get permission for heir son and daughter to at- end school in Fort Macleod ratlicr than Granum. Scliool trustee Agnar Johnson fell if permission was given there would be R dozen others who New provincial governmen covering track ra ngs may influence the reviseeriod of 10 weeks. The trustees voted In favor of allowing 23 students from the Willow Creek Composite High School to attend Ihe Young Voyagers exchange program with the high school ot Hay Kiver, N.W.T. A committee ml pick the students. Principal Dan LeGrandeur said lie and his wife couk chaperon the students for the week. In the past the exchange program has laken place in Ih summer holidays but the gov eminent now feels it is better o have it in the winter months when the schools are operating. The school division has pur By MAKY TY.MHUHSKI Ili'rakl News Service COAI.DALE The outdoor recreation, parks and open spaces plan for the Town of Coaldale, prepared by tiie Old- man River Regional Planning Commission, was accepted ir principle by lown council re- cently. Ten specific recommenda- tions were contained in the plan from ttie ORRPC. In addition, numerous sug geslions on parks and ouldoor recreational improve ments outlined- H was stated thai "recreation areas, parks and open spaces re important elements in on nvironment. It would be desir ble for Coaldale to provide a 'ariety of recreational facilitie and parks (or the residents." The goal should be to pro- vide a balanced system of ou door recreation facilities atlractive public spaces withi the lown. The objectives should be develop existing park and re reation areas, create new par! and recreational facilitie where needed, undertake a pr gram of beaulification for pu lie areas, promote citizen pa Ucipation in contributing to t overall appearance of encou aging landscaping, and to i plemenl a comprehensive p gram for the maintenance public areas. Council said it planned give further study to the ommendations and procee with tliem gradually. ndscaping and planting of ees should be done- imnie- tciy, according to the tltPC: A neighborhood park on 22nd e. which councillor Martens i 11 spearhead. Another park d tol lot in the new trailer ach site area, 24th Avc. and- rd St.; The town should undertake a autificalion program in both chased dark room equipment 'or the schools of Nanton, Stavely and Granum. This is lo je used in junior high shop classes. the residential and husines section; Landscaping and tng in the Krahn Irec-plant- suhdivisloa tecrealion ojuimssion larts over SPARWOOD (HNS) The Lrtrict of Sparwood has an- that a new recreation ommission will be appointee! Oct. 11. R. D. Bridgcr has accepter: lie position as pro tern chair man and is examining possibili ies of reorganizing the com mission's operating system. Mr. Bridger says "a thoroug examination of existing policies relative to the operation of the recreation commission is need Homemakers ilect Nelson vould want to attend school in another town. The parents told Ihe board lliey planned to move lo Mac- leod. Trustee Art Grant remarked: "Never once lias the board suc- ceeded in forcing students to attend a school they didn't want to attend." The board was divided In a lie vote of four Lo four on res- olutions (o allow some teachers lo atlenfl seminars. In the alter- noon one trustee had a change of mind and permission was granted. Council meets BARONS (HNS> The sec ond Monday of each month in the village office, town counci meets at 8 p.m. Lately Hie lown has started t construct a new reservoir or Ihe south side of the two now in This monthly meeting dat being Thanksgiving, the mee ing has been postponed- CLARESHOLM (Special) Organizing for the season, Ihe Homemakers Guild held its an- nual meeting here recently. About 30 women from Stave- y, Granum and Claresholm areas attended. Presiding was Miss Carol Ascliim, district home econom- ist. Elected: Mrs. Don Nelson secretary; Mrs. Joseph Bui man, treasurer; and executive Mrs. Ray Chatterton, Mrs Stanley Lamb, Mrs. C? o r d o n Herman, Mrs. Gene Fulieu Mrs. Charles Pcdersen, Mrs Stan Beingessner and Mrs Marvin Sargeant. It was decided lo hold basic sewing courses to be taught by local women in the three towns. Other classes will be "sew with taught by Mrs. Harry Clay; knitting classes, by Mrs- J. Bulman: and ad- vanced setting with knit, Mrs. Ted Acorn. District doings Be friendly WARNER (HNS) Warn. LioneUes, as host club, led a community meeting with repre- sentatives from organizations in this area. Mrs. Leigh Hutchinson pre- sided and the recording secre- tary was Mrs, Sandra Peterson, Mrs. Carol Hutchinson h rougtit a report from the schcol committee regarding the school kitchen. It has been noted thai new wiring has been done in tho kitchen to accom- modate a .stove, a new hot water tank and hopefully the coffee makers that, are used at the banquets. Uenters were asked to he more careful to return all the etjuipmenl they borrow lo right- ful! owners. There was a suggestion from the floor to be a little more friendly to new neighbors. The women of Unifarm Mill host the 1973 comnuinily meet- ing. 3 new families BARONS (HNS) The com- munity lias welcomed three new families from Maple Creek, Sask. They are Mr. and Mrs. Rich- ard Phillips (M. Liptak Mr. and Mrs. Robert Phillips and Mr. and Mrs. Gal- van, (Gladys Manulak's The men are employed al No- hleford in Ihe Noble Blade factory- si or; One recommendation will given immediate attention. II for n neighborhood playgroun area on Uie west side of at the end of 22nd St. Councillor William Marions' was assigned to spearhead the development of this neighbor- hood park (or tot lot'. Mayor A. F. Blakie urged Councillor Martens to have the citizens in the area become in- terested and involved in this project which they have felt was needed. Plans are to landscape, plant' grass, trees and other shrub- bery. A picnic area is a pos- sibility. will make contact to obtain trees and shrubs for boulevards and park areas in the town. Other recommendations in- cluded were: The town improve the play ground areas in the four school grounds. Kate Andrews and R- I. Baker need the most de- velopment as they are more centrally located north-south; The John Davidson tot lot be Improved by landscaping ant removing, replacing or screen ing parts of the chain link fence. The town will contact the school committee immediately to di SOILS s the recommonda ed before rushing headlong into another year. It is my prime concern that the new commis- sion includes a representative of every club and organization registered in the district." letters have been sent to all clubs and organizations in the area. It is hoped there be 100 per cent response. portion now being developed; Plans for northsidc park and possible sports field should bo incorporated into the north- side replot scheme; As maintenance is a major and expensive problem, citi- zens be encouraged to main- tain the public trees around their property. Summer and winter employment schemes should be utilized. coun- cil plans to see if some of this type of work can be done under tlie federal governments Local Initiative Program this win- The abandoned- lagoon site lias potential for a park and could be developed as such. Council saw this as an ideal project for the future with va- ried possibilities. It involves about 3S acres- "The town has about 2-1.32 acres of usable recreation area and parks. Three acres are oc- cupied by buildings on the Sportsplex site. About 68 cent or 14.32 acres of the usable outdoor area is on school grounds. Aside from the hvn picnic tables on the Coalt'-ale Tot Lot on Ifith St. there is no area in Coaldale which serves as a neighborhood or commu- nity park. The town needs more devel- oped tot lot area. Playgrounds on (he school grounds could serve multiple functions if de- veloped. They are now Hie most important link in the rec- reation svstem in the town. Bridge totters in controversy tions relating to the school BMC ask for its co-operation. Rev Peter Relzlaff is the town's rep resenlalive on the count school commitctc; The 0 R R P C recommend ed thai the IGth St. Coaldale To Lot lie improved by landscai ing tlie northwest corner into neighborhood park with mor shade trees and park bundle. The children's play area need shade trees. (The main attra tion on the tot lot is the wadin The development of a lot lo playground and park on the r serve lantV for recreational pu poses which has been set asi on the Krp.lm snlxlivision, fo mcrly the Loewcn subdivisio "A SIMPLE TRUTH" It Is tlio hobi! of Irte world lo persecute Irie saints and llie propTic-1s, but when Iricy are gone, the people PAUL TWITCHEU THE TIGER'S FANG ECKANKAR ANCIENT SCIENCE OF SOUL TRAVEL Box 1053, Lalhbndga COUNTRY NEWS These Are The Uthbndge Herald Correspondents in Your Area GRANUM MRS. ED. CESAR Osnernl OsliyMY GRASSY LAKE MRS. MARY TURNBUU........... Genlral Delivery PICTURE BUTTE S P JOHNSON Gtm. Bol. RAYMOND MRS. OEUA'WOOLF C-sn. Del. TURIN Mrs. Paulin Juhnr................ Phono 738.4394 Confficl these pcopln for your DJsUicI News or Classii'icd Advertising Coaldale develops trailer sites Dy NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK A mythical city Horatio apparently plans to Id the bridge the city con- ructed over Joseph Creek in e southeast end of the city, lii one terminal on public and .e on unauthorized private St. Mary's parish public chool owns the acreage. Joseph Creek, in spring a irrent, meanders diagonally cross the parish property. More than a year ago the par- h school board offered the city feet on its 5th St. frontage for >ot traffic convenience, in ex- liange for certain fencing to rotect trespass by public chool children on the rest of he property. Five weeks later the city said lown signs uider study COALDALE (IINS) A com >leie revision of signs here is coming. Signs along the highway are of t h e greatest concern. These nclude traffic, directional, pro- motional, fraternal, church and commercial signs. Some of the fraternal signs are outdated. The actual value of the church sign was questioned by some councillors. There is a sign on each side of town nam- ing churches in the community- It w a s erected several years ago by the Coaidalo Ministerial Association. As council gives permission (o erect any sign, il also has the right, to remove any sign. "no" In a letter and that con- cluded the discussion. Last week a railed, wooden footbridge materialized over tll9 creek in its southeast area, one end on school properly and the other on public property. City engineering says it's go- ing to stay right there. It channels city public school children, which is acceptable to the parish school board. But the board is concerned over its possible liability in spring flood. Over the years two children have drowned in this vicinity- Brookview subdivision, south of the school property, joins the parish school board about the aesthetic sense of city engineer- ing dumping 20 loads of "fill." including a vast quantity of dis- carded concrete sidewalk blocks, upcreek on the school property. It was possibly an emergency measure during Jo- seph Creek's dangerous upris- ing in spring runoff this year. St. Mary's school board mem- ber William Sochowski, in citi- zen capacity only, was rebuffed by city administration when ha called to enquire why the city refused a year ago the parish board's proposal. He asked what the estimate for the proposed fencing cost in exchange for the creek-free 10-foot width was. He was toldi this was private infor- mation b e t w e e n engineering and council. Mr. Socliowskl headed the small school board delegation allowed to talk to council. Some years ago a previous administration, prior to this southward city development beyond the Gold Creek lload, endorsed in resolution grecn- IjcH public park fianks for Jo- seph Creek to city limits. By MAtlV TVJIBUnSKI Herald News Service COALDAI.E Trailer coach sites will continue lo be owned and operated by the Town oE Coaldale ami an increase in the number of sites will made. Tomi recently ap- proved a ne-.v trailer coach site lease agreement form. It nmst signed hy the lown and per- sons wishing lo Icnsr a trailer site. Al present IV.c toun tins eight sites Another IG in the exlreme southwest end of town arc be- ing developed. The plot plan is being pre- pared. Cost of power, gas lines installations and the prepara- tions necessary to locate a trail- er on each site is also under study. Council approved Ihe installa- tion of water and sewer ser- vices for the area. Landscaping will also be done. Each site is about 4.000 square feet, as re- quired by Ihe municipal act. Site width is 39 feet. Included in the rental rate arc and sewer services. Gar- bage services are extra. A dam- age deposit equivalent to two months' rent is required before Skaters meet Oct., 13 to welcome Miss Uglem occupation of the site. The site j must. kept in a good and clean condition during res- idence and must be cleaned j when moving. Thirty days no-; lice must he given by the lown and (lie lessee when wisliing to terminate Ihe agreement, Ttie person renting the site j will receive a refund of the damage deposit, less unpaid j rent and less any costs of re- pair or cleaning at the site. Children's clinic goes to Fcniic SPARWOOD