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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald- District Town administrator Mrs. Rae Yamasaki uses diplomacy when dealing with Coaldale ratepayers. It takes years of study to learn how to administrate a growing town. Watering protects evergreens evergreens, or winter injury, I rust injury, tlie chances of winter mjur. frost injury, .sun.scald. and drought damage, the Alberta Department ol Xgncullure leporls The department says that watering the trees thoroughly before freeze- up will reduce the chances ol winter injury, which cause them to turn vellowish-green earlv in the winter It may dis- appear in the sponng or the branches ol the entire tree turn n deep reddish- brown Sun.scald. a reflection of solar radiation by snow, iiiav cause needles on the lower sides ol branches to I urn icd or brown. It can also be reduced by a ppIying plenty of moisture at the beginning ot winter The new growth on a tree that has been damaged in the spring will droop, blanch, turn brown, and die. Drought damage causes a tree to turn brown Iroin the top down and from the outside in to the centre Edward Redshaw. plant physiologist with the Alberta soil and feed testing laboratory, says that it is important to see that evergreens have enough water all year round, but. especially just before Iropze-up and again in the Cranbrook residents take classes CRANBROOK, B.C Six- ty Cranbrook residents have enrolled in Selkirk College open university in East Kootenay. Forty persons have enrolled in Cranbrook for a single course, 19 for two courses, and one for four courses. Successful completion of each course offers three credits, with 15 credits each of the two semesters equalling one recognized university year. Headquarters lor closed cir- cuit telecommunication with Selkirk College at Castlegar is at Mount Baker School which is also terminal for the ex- press library service included in this experimental plan. Mount Baker School study space is available to students into evening hours as are laboratory facilities. Selkirk" faculty will attend classes in person for each course every three weeks. Basketball meeting A men's basketball league meeting lor people residing in Coaldale Noblelord, Barons. Picture Bulle or the County ot Lellibnclge will be held on Thursday in Picture Butte. The meeting will begin at 9 p m. in the North Oldman recreation ollice It will be necessary for any teams wishing to enter the league, to have a representative present. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPRINTING Rmktont COWMEN'S CLINICS featuring OR, IAN SCOn McFARLANE from SOUTH AFRICA OCTOBER 15, 1973 A.M. EXHIBITION GROUNDS LETHBRIDflE TOPICS: CONFORMATION Md FERTILITY REGISTRATION Ptr Ptraon Wntmi Stock drown' AuiditlN Coaldale lady administrator aims to serve By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor COALDALE This story should answer all the things about a town administrator that you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. Mrs. Rae Yamasaki is administrator for Coaldale, a rapidly expanding town with a population of ap- proximately located six miles east of Lethbridge. With an office staff of two assistants, Mrs. Yamasaki still works an average of 10 hours a day. In addition, there arc various evening meetings she must attend Mrs. Yamasaki is also secretary of the Police Commission. "Some weeks I am only home one night." she says A night school student at Lethbridge Community College for the past five years, Mrs. Yamasaki stuck to the grind and has completed a bunch of tough courses. These include Law of Local Government 1 and 2, Secretarial Practises of Municipal Government, and Municipal Government Meetings. These are all under the Certified Institute of Secretaries program. "I am now taking municipal accounting every Friday night lor five hours at LCC" she says, with the deter- mined look of someone who went right to work alter high school and appreciates the opportunities that go along with continuing education. With all these courses to her credit, Mrs. Yamasaki still linds some problems can really stump her "But then. I not only have six councillors and a mayor to consult on those, but the expertise and technical knowledge of the various town supervisors to draw on Discussing her job, Mrs. Yamasaki says it is always challenging and interesting. She attends two regular council meetings each month "Ol course, you have to know how to do the minutes. but having a successful meeting is largely dependent on the work done BEFORE you start. Council requires all available mlormation on any subject under their con- sideration: it is my responsibility to see they have this mlormation." It takes about half a day after each meeting to write up the minutes and answer correspondence as directed by the council. INFORMATION CENTRE Coaldale town office, like many small town olliccs, is regarded by visitors and residents alike as a centre ot mlormation Mrs Yamasaki and her slatl take many phone calls a day requesting iniormation that would not. in a larger centre be considered their province. For instance one day's sampling included requests ior houses to rent, for sale, lots for sale, recreation ac- tivities, location of churches and times ol service, where a lost dog might be located, what youth groups were available and what the library hours arc. As the town ollice also answers the tire alarm and ambulance calls. Coaldale is a busy office' Mrs. Yamasaki co-ordinates the work of various town foremen, prepares budgets lor each department lor council's consideration, implements council's policies iind carries out their decisions. She is available tor discussion ol any problems the citizens ol Coaldale may have, works on projects in- itiated by the provincial government's department of municipal altairs. also works with the department oi social service and the planning commission Does this conjure up a vision ol a super-el I icient businesswoman clad in the glossy mantle ol the lady- executive1' Wrong. Mrs. Yamasaki is a charming, friend- ly. intelligent woman, well-groomed and very feminine. FIRM There are times when she has to be firm. "It is up to rue to pass along council's and it is mostly up to me to see that it is carried out. But it is my job to servo people, not to fight with them Does a woman town administrator have an edge on a man town administrator? "No." says Mrs Yamasaki. "Sometimes it's a disad- vantage For a while I was also land development ollicer II 1 had to inspect something that involved climbing over buildings. it wasn't as convenient as it I were a man. But as far as personaliffes go I haven't found anv dis- crimination She started as an assistant a year ago last January, was appointed treasurer in April. 1972. and became town administrator July 1 this year. "I guess we are all civil servants, but I don't like that it gives the wrong connotation." With attractive and efficient Mrs Yamasaki. it rather does. October 10, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Construction plans for under way SPARWOOD (HNS) Pav- ing at Elkfprd is well un- derway and is expected to be completed next week. Resurfacing of the road from Elkford to the minesite is not likely to be done before snowfall, however all the roads within the village are scheduled to be paved Work has also started on the Elkford shopping centre. The mall will contain the post of- fice, bank, liquor store and hotel. Also under construction are 50 new homes. Beavers FOREMOST i The annual meeting of the Foremost and District Boy Scouts Ciroup Committee has re-elected Joe Trckolski as head of the scouting movement in the area. The supper meeting, attended by Cubs. Scouts and parents, elected Larry Wolle as vice-president and 1'aulme Klatt as secretary-treasurer The meeting unanimous- ly gave the go-ahead to form a new branch of the organization, the Beavers, lor boys five to 7'a. An illustrated talk on the movement was given by HCMP Cpl. Bernie McKeever of Lethbridge. He and his wile organized the lirst branch of the Beavers at Hcgina. The Beavers will be sponsored locally by the Ciroup Committee and the leader will be Hazel Tagg. Other leaders are expected to join her soon. The move- ment requires one leader lor every five boys. Fall bazaar, raffle set (Special The Catholic Women's League commenced fall activities with a pot-luck supper in Christ the King Church Hall recently with 17 present They discussed the annual bazaar and raffle to be held Nov. 3. Insured TAHKH (HNS) Liability insurance coverage for .000 on Tabor's licensed municipal airport has the approv.il of HIP lovvn council. The premium is per an- num. Pebbl painter Clurcsholm artist Mrs. Paul Balcaen poses with hundreds ot "little people" she creates for souvenir shops. The happy faces are painted on pebbles the artist linds along the banks of the Oldman River. Figure-ens are made by glueing the pebbles together. The South in short Five girls will sing COALDALE (HNS) Five Coaldale teenagers will sing in the coining Three In One fall concert at p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 at the Yates Memorial Centre. Lethbridge. Members ol the Southminster Junior Girls' Choir here arc Penny and Shannon Harrison, Karen and Lori Blakie and Starley Ann Hranec Mrs. Thompson honored NOBLEFORD (HNS) Mrs. Annie Thompson was recently honored on her 85th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Lelioy Thompson of Nobleford held a party lor her. Mrs. Thompson was born in 1888 She was the oldest ot nine children. She moved to Leaoings, now Granum. with her parents in 1906 In October. 1906. she married Ole Thompson of the Granum area Mrs Thompson now resides at the Devon Nursing Home. Lethbridge Basket of gifts for Jackie IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Miss Jackie Elliott, former- ly ol Lomond, was the guest of honor al a recent shower at the home ol Mrs. J. Osterbrook. She presented Miss Elliott with a basket of gifts for her neu home. She was assisted in opening the gifts by Miss Diane Erno A bullet lunch was served. Breakfast social at Magrath MAGRATH (HNS) "Come as you are" was the theme lor the Magrath First Ward Relief Society opening, a breakfast social. President Norma Pilling, councillor Ann Pilling and secretary Freda Fletcher welcomed guests. All the women enjoyed this party, coming arrayed in pyjamas, nighties, dusters and casual at-home wear Lomond folk travel LOMOND (HNS) Rhonda Ost. Leeanne Volesky. Colleen Dorain. Nancy Oake. Colleen and Maria Bennett. Liebreich and Sherry Murray recently spent a at Ottawa in Ihe Educanada program. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Smith and their daughter Carmen were guests of Ihe Interior Provincial Exhibition at Armstrong. B.C., recently. Mr Smith judged 4-H beef and showmanship classes and the open beef livestock classes. Marv Maronda of Lomond recently left for Carleton University. Ottawa, where he will study meteorology. Sunshine club meets ETZIKOM i HNS) Members of the Etzikom Sunshine club met recently at the home of Mrs. Elmer (Gladys) lie-iino to discuss plans for the annual smorgasbord to be held Nov 13. Roll call involved an exchange of aprons. Mrs. Hilmar i Katie) Halvorson will host the Nov. 7 meeting. SILVERWOOD DAIRIES We invite you to ship your Churning Cream to Silverwood Dairies, Lethbridge. SPECIAL PRICE 74 Ib. BUTTERFAT Pilot meets navigator Second World RCAF pilot Cliff Emeny. left, of New Zealand, met hisMosquilo lighter-bomber navigator John Yanola of Blairmorc again recently. Thirty >ears have elapsed since they fought together. FIGHTER AIR CREW AT BLAIRMORE BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Second World War pilot Cliff Erneny ol New Zealand recently visited Ins old navigator. John Yanola ol Blairmorc They first met at a Mos- quito lighter-bomber training base at High Er- call. England, in June. 1943 Mr Eineny had (ought in the Battle ol Bri- tain with the 409 Canadian Night Fighter Squadron. Mr Yanola had been trained as a navigator and wireless operator m this country and England. They were sent to Burma to lly low-level operations against the Japanese About one veur later they were attacked by Japanese lighters and shot down. were captured and interned in a prison camp in Rangoon They were released the Allies captured the city in May, FRAME STYLES From AROUND-THE- WORLD 'OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. OCTOBER 7-13 Why Does A Farmer Stay A Farmer? It not nun h MTIM' lo you, Why should A lonq. hours ,mrl, m riMnv .isrs. .1 mi mm urn w. f. rll. v Hr hr Ilk to l.irm. ot lilo. Mr m.u he .1 hit .1 rom.mfu wlw> likes to think dl (lie 4K people hi1 is working h.irrf to leed here .in- I. 1.000 l.unis in AlherM on .ihoul 1 i million ,u res ol l.inH While llie I.urn popu l.ilion h.is de W r need lo (.row ,is l.imiers. ,md 4nd riir.il peoplr. m.iinlHin our rlti u-nt .inrl productive .icrif ullur ,iI ;