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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, October 8, 1974 Price reduced from to an acre Fort Macleod councillors give packing plant option By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FORT MACLEOD Town council Monday night agreed to give Palmount Packers Ltd. of Montreal a three year option on about 360 acres of land at per acre, a total of on which the firm will build a packing plant. This means the plant, to employ about 200 workers at peak production, is virtually assured. The firm is now negotiating with department of environment officials at Edmonton. The plant is to be located south of the railway tracks and east of town. The agreement calls for leaving out the right of way for the new highway and the dump grounds, also the area from 5th Ave. to 9th Ave. south of the proposed new highway alignment. Price too low, location wrong, woman states FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Florence Baker of Fort Macleod told council Monday night she is opposed to the location of a packing plant at close proximity to the town. Miss Baker said the City of Lethbndge had a packing plant problem and she doesn't want the same "smelly" thing to happen here. She is said to have substantial interests in Fort Macleod property "How come Lethbridge spends almost million to move the abbatoir out of that residential area? Why don't we think of that9" She also told council the land is worth far more than the price tag council placed on it "I would give this packing plant all 70 acres for if they Gothic Glass FANCYWARE ASSORTED Oval celery Square pickle dish Hexagon pickle dish Bud vases Choose from green, amber, or prismcut Special each Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN build that said Coun. Grant Day Mayor Charlie Edgar then said, "You didn't make an ap- pointment, (to see Not subdued, Miss Baker urged council to review its bylaws and list them for new councillors. She also suggested that all the names of former councillors be listed in a booklet so "you won't be forgotten." She said industrial airport users could afford to pay for their own fire protection. "They got in there very cheap at a building. I think they can afford to Claresholm was paid for their buildings Shouldn't they help themselves a little Said Mayor Charlie Edgar: "We have missed lots of op- portunities Today we don't want to miss any more or we will just go on stagnating." He told Miss Baker the town is in the process of reviewing all the old bylaws and up- dating them. Miss Baker said she wanted council to put a brief into the government to change the election procedure back to the way it used to be. "This doesn't seem fair we are to have a whole council come out every three years. I like the old she said. Said Coun. Ron Tilbe: "Before we went out every year." "That seemed a more fair said Miss Baker. Cwtifiad Daniel CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 I FLUORIDE POLLUTION I Reports over the past few years point out that] across the country are greatly con-J Icerned regarding the ever-increasing pollution on lair, sea and land. 'They fail however to recognize] most hazardous pollutant of all... FLUORIDE.I I In October of 1971, a prominent University! warned Calgarians to be extremely! about adding fluorides to the city water! I I Dr. Clancy Gordon, University of Montana! who has specialized in fluoride pollution! Ifrom industrial plants, says Calgary residents do! Inot know how much fluoride is already being con-J Isumed from the daily diet and from the at-1 Imosphere. I I Tests conducted by Dr. Gordon in his! laboratory have shown that domestic animals had! Ian incredible accumulation of fluoride poison in! bones He said it was common to find! (domestic dogs with up to 1500 ppm dry fluorides! Im the bone while it was rare to find more than 3001 in wild animals like coyotes of similar age. I I Dr. Gordon went on to say lhat fluoride, thel Imost reactive element known to chemists was non Ian essential nutrient for animals or vegetation. Ex-1 Kremeiy toxic, it had caused deformation inl lansmals in the vicinity of Trail, B.C. Deer hacfl Ibecome dehydrated because they could not dnnkj lenough water through sore gums. Cattle suffered! above-average disease I I Dr Gordon thus confirms an earlier state-l by American consumer Ralph Nader whol people were already suffering from excessive! of fluonaes from air, water and food I I Recent studies show that artificial! rock fertilizer which is being used ex-l Itensively across the nation contain approximately! per cent fluoride and is contaminating this soiil lacross the nation with fluoride. I I We find it ironic that many of those who now! more government controls to deal with the! of pollution, allegedly designed to prevent! decay, has been promoted by government! and it has enabled a section of in-J Idustry to turn a problem of waste disposal into a! Financial profit I The firm's cheque of 10 per cent of the purchase price, was accepted by council to initiate the deal. Council has been negotiating with Larry Ptlatta of Palmount Packers Ltd. of Montreal. It was the last act of the pre- sent council with Coun. Ron Tilbe dissenting. He said he wanted his vote recorded with the comment that he favors the packing plant but wanted to delay the land sale until council could hear a report from Underwood, McLellan and Associates, its consulting engineering firm. Palmount Packers rejected the second of two offers in council's letter of Sept. 27. This was an offer to sell the area between 8th and 9th Avenues from the alley between 25th and 26th streets south to the railway tracks, plus the area covered by title number 63-J-33 north of the railway tracks, for an amount of per acre. Council offered to service this area with sewer and water at the town's cost. It is an industrial parcel of about 60 acres. Coun. Tilbe said the town was parting with the land for too little at an acre. He said the land at the dump ground is worth at least an acre and the' area south of the new highway an acre Coun Phil Hodnett asked: "Are we going to listen to a He suggested coun- cil's time was being wasted by Coun Tilbe But Coun. Tilbe said it was his privilege to speak "and I don't think the mayor is going to deny me that privilege." He said: "This is complete- ly contrary to the planning board and the engineer's es-. timates he gave us his opinions of values." "He was looking more at said town secretary Roy White. Said Mayor Charlie Edgar: "This offer, either we go for it or we turn it down." Said Coun. Tilbe: "I am very much in favor of it com- ing here. I am quite concerned about the cost to treat this water if we have to come to the point of treating it." "According to their statements, their water will be more pure than our sewer said Mayor Edgar. Mr. White said "skimming" is done in eastern plants and this apparently takes care of pollution problems. Coun. Tilbe said he wanted to delay "until we have further information." "You need technical advice on it so we are not going to solve anything this said Coun. Hodnett. Coun. Grant Day said, "You are getting a million plant and the money you are going to put out is going to be paid back within a two year period." Mr. White said he estimates the town will collect for water and sewer services and in annual taxes from Palmount Packers. Coun. Tilbe still maintained, "Our engineers should see it." MINISTERS DR. WINSTON BACKUS DON GETTY STUDY MAP AS HELEN HUNLEY MAKES A POINT Highway repair projects need more contractors City Scene Fire in truck costs A fire at the traffic cirlce on 5th Avenue N. Monday at p.m caused about damage to a 1967 IHC five ton dump truck The truck is owned by Pinetree Equipment Rentals, 233 31st St N., and was driven by Carl Haff of Coaldale.. No injuries were reported. By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FOREMOST The priorities of highway im- provements held the spotlight here Monday morning when Solicitor-General Helen Hunley, Public Works Minister Dr. Winston Backus and Federal and Inter- governmental Affairs Minister Don Getty met Village of Foremost and Coun- ty of Forty Mile officials. After the county told the trio of ministers which roads it wants improved and why, Mr. Backus said the govern- ment has committed itself to financing highway im- provements throughout the province. But now the govern- ment can't find the contrac- tors to do all the work that has already been approved. "We are waiting on contrac- tors and he said. Listed in the order of priority, road improvements were requested as follows: Secondary Highway 887 from Seven Persons to Orion. "Twenty-four miles of pave- ment which we know should be built to a pound road said Coun. Frank Romeike. Primary Highway 61 from Wrentham to Skiff. "We would press for a steady im- provement on Highway said Coun. Romeike. "A contract for 18 miles starting at the west was awarded but as far as we know, no work has been done Highway 3. "The contract was let for 13 miles (Bow Island area) but because of the inadequacy of the contract, only eight miles will be completed the other five miles will not be completed." Etzikom Highway, connecting Highway 3 at a point three miles west of Whitla to the Montana Gap camp south of Etzikom, a 45- mile stretch. "It carried a lot of heavy traffic and is high on our priority said Coun. Romeike. The hamlet of Etzikom pressed the ministers for upgrading of this highway at a later Monday meeting. Extension of Highway 61 east to connect with Highway 21 in Saskatchewan. "This would connect with the ex- isting road 10 miles west of Govenlock, said Coun. Romeike. "This is a road that Aldermanic forum tonight South political meetings continue tonight, later Residents will have probably their last chance to challenge council candidates on issues they think important at an election forum at the Yates Centre tonight. The forum, sponsored by the U of L political science students' association, starts at p.m. and is the last council forum scheduled before the Oct. 16 civic election. Man pleads guilty of charges A 19-year-old Lethbridge man pleaded guilty in provin- cial court Monday to two charges of break, enter and in- tent to commit an indictable offense. Brett B. Bailey, 1929 21st Ave. S.. was remanded until Wednesday for sentencing. The charge was incorrectly reported in Monday's Lethbridge Herald. MIKE Fof Pair 371 -7th Street South According to the charges, Bailey entered the Ethel Jack home at 911 9th St. S. about 1 Sunday morning carrying a white picket in his hand. He was once given a two- year suspended sentence for assaulting Mrs. Jack in September, 1973. In Sunday's incident, police found Mrs. Jack and her daughter Charlene hiding beneath beds, court was told. Bailey also pleaded guilty to entering an apartment at 1001 2nd Ave. S. The tenant, Keith Rae, was away at the time. The accused was scared away by the building's caretaker, court was told. ready to serve ROLLS -PASTRIES A round of Southern Alberta political gatherings this fall continues tonight in Coleman with an address by the leader of the Alberta New Democratic Party. Grant Notley will address a public meeting sponsored by the NDP association for the provincial constituency of Pmcher Creek Crowsnest. It is to be held in the Coleman mineworkers" hall at 8 p.m. Progressive Conservatives in the Cardston constituency were to decide at an executive meeting tonight where to hold their nomination for a can- didate in the next provincial election. The nomination is set for Nov. 13. Wednesday, Social Crediters in the Cypress con- stituency will hold their an- nual meeting in the Medicine Hat Library at p.m. A nomination date probably won't be set, however, until after the party's annual meeting in Edmonton Nov. 28 to 30 Conservatives in Cypress meet in the Medicine Hat library at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 to nominate a candidate for the next election. Lethbridge East Socreds hold an annual meeting Oct. 21 at 8 pm. in the Lethbridge civic centre. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave. S. Phone 227-4121 FOX DENTURE CLINIC ESL1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C-O.M. FOX IHfflMDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOC- PARTY BARRELS PERFECT FOR GATHERINGS SVEN ERICKSENS [FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP] 3n1 An. S. Phone 328-8161 M.M. Drive Pboiw 328-7756 STORAGE SALE TAKE NOTICE McLean Moving Ltd. 614 35th St North, Lethbridge, Alberta under me terms of the Warehousemen's Lien Act the following goods: MR. R.O. OEWAR, LOT NUMBER WHITE T chester- field and chair, 3 stacking chairs, kitchen table and 4 chairs, mattress and box spring, hiboy. dresser and mirror. 2 cartons personal and household effects, nes! of 3 tables, coffee table, picture, 2 sets bed frames, foot and head board. LORRAINE CHIEF BODY. LOT NUMBER GREEN A kitchen table and 4 chairs, sectional, chest of drawers. MISS L GRUNDLE, LOT NUMBER BLUE 2 desk, trunk, sani-can, 7 cartons, 2 barrels, suitcase, TV trays, 2 folding chairs, TV and stand, portable typewriter, boot mat, plastic mat, end table. will be held al HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE 1920-2 Avenue South Thursday, Oct. 17th, 1974 it p.m. has been repeatedly requested to give an outlet to cattle country and the people in Saskatchewan. We have a brief (presented later at Many berries) which you can read at your leisure These five highways are in urgent need of upgrading, Coun. Romeike said, and the county council has agvr-ed on the priority of each project, as presented to the ministers. At the same time, the coun- ty council stressed that 24 oil tankers each day are hauling oil from the Manyberries field to a Montana refinery. The provincial government recent- ly provided a special grant for this artery. The county took a special oiling grant, put it with the grant, and put the entire on the road. This highway is generally designated as Secondary Highway 501 from east of Manyberries to Aden on the border. "We do feel it is not consistent that the county should bear the cost of main- taining this road. We request your assistance in keeping this road in a reasonable con- said Coun. Romeike. Said Coun. 'Bill Gejdos. "Our county supervisor thinks it could cost a year just to keep it gravelled." The oil is hauled out of the local im- provement district to the east. Said Mr. Getty- "I am glad we did not bring Clarence Copithorne (the highways minister) here. I can see where you have given us a pretty good description." Coun. Romeike, answering a question on road priorities from Mr. Getty, said the oil- haul route "could be on the top of the priorities. I think this would be our top priority because we want that oil to keep moving. But we don't want to pay for it from county funds." ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phom 328-4095 BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN Thursday Evening p.m. PHONE 329-0372 2716 12th South The Kick-Off Meeting For The 1974 Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign will be held October 10th at the Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Hall at p.m. Everyone interested in helping in this important Legion Campaign is invited to attend. m ED FILAN for Lethbridge School Trustee Businessman and P.Eng. with 7 years teaching experience, grades V to XI, Edmonton Public Schools Lethbridge resident since 1971 and father of 3 school aged children Will strive for businesslike manage- ment in our city educational system ;