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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta oeioMr THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 17 V- Abandoned it was left in 1946 with only the seasons as students. The olct schoolhouse opened in 1908 or so for child- ren of the Hyssop cist- rict, just north of Leth- bridge. Two rooms were used to give lessons to grades 1 to 12. A single coal-burning stove kepi the students and their 2 teachers warm in win- ter. Later, the school reverted to a nine-grade institution and tc six grades. Then, iJ became a one-roen school. Child health clinia scheduled for next week COALDALE (HNS) The Barons-Eureka Health Unit ir sponsoring the following in- fant and pre-schoo! ENCHANT: Tuesday. Oft. 16, in the school from 1 to p.m. TABER: Tuesday. hi. in the health unit office in the administration building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to p.m COALDALE: Oct. 18. in the health unit of- RCMP check 223 complaints RCMP received 243 com- plaints and investigated complaints here during the past six months. There were 81 traffic tickets issued and 13 motor vehicle accidents investigated. Eight cases of impaired driving and suspension of one driver's license was noted in the recent RCMP report. Council is investigating tlie parking problem in the vicini- ty of the new Treiii! Union Building shopping emv where large trailer trucks are hiding 'v.isii" from view of travellers. nee lairs in i.he town of- fice buiiiiingi from 10 a.m. to 12 r.ciin pml f.c -1 p.m. TA.TKK: Thursday. Oct. 18. in health unit ofs'ii'O in the from Hi a. HI. io 12 noon and to 1 p.m. LE: Friday. i.i li'.t school from 1 to r.ficiai serv'n-i? an- p o i n 1 r. o n s r. c i e p bone The South short 'ea. bazaer Saturday COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The Catholic Women's League will hold a bazaar and tea from 2 to 5 p m. Saturday in the Coleman Catholic Hall. No money, no snowplow officer of liealih urge.1; p-ir-iiii- io ensure tlic-ir chil.'ircn are riisoaso ioolh decay in- formation on dis- a mu'jntiiii- heaitli is available anii is i-onfideiitiai. Standoff complex The official opening of the Standoif administration shopping complex has been postponed to Oct. The official opening, orginally led for Friday. vvptks as IniiJoiii rso! CLARESHOLM (Staff) Ratepayers in the Willow Creek 1WD who neglect to pay their bills for special snovplbwing jobs won't be seeing the snowplow this winter, council decided Wednesday. They will be given a year to pay and then their names will be posted in the MD shop. Dance tonight at Taber TARE'rt (HNS) The Taber recreation department vill hold a family dance at tonight in the Taber Com- munity Centre with The King and Four Aces playing. Turkey supper Oct. 27 i'.i''! on li.e ccrn- i'V.C-rior v.'ij.'ii rail IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Iron Splines United Church hoiii a turkey supper Oct. 27 in the basement of the Iron Springs United The November meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. W. Dalgleish. Mrs. Shelley Dickout of Pic- ture Butte reported on the summer camp council of the provincial CGIT. Ski hill snowstorm planned CRANBROOK (Special) Akloo Ski Hill, south of the city, will have a snowstorm Nov. 1. Cranbrook Ski Developments Ltd. has in- stalled a snow-squirting Larcnmont gun and hydrants every 140 feet along the run. The gun will mix water, from a 2.75-million gallon reservoir, with air to produce snow. However, it won't work if the ground is too warm. About 25 above at night and 30 above during the day would be just right. TV station for 'Pass COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Coleman council will meet here with officials of the Alberta Radio Television Commission Oct. 18 to discuss installation .of a rebroadcast station to -provide better CFCN-TV reception for the Crowsnest Pass area. Steep forest road repairs rejected By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor CLARESHOLM Dwight E Tuttle of the Nanton dis- trict Wednesday lost another round in his three-year fight to get the Willow Creek MD school bus up a steep hill with safety. Highways engineer T. D. McGreer of Lethbridge said improvements to a steep forestry road 15 miles southwest of Nanton would cost about Mr. McGreer was speaking to the Willow Creek MD coun- cil and the council decided it was too costly and that Mr. Tuttle's 13-year-old and his son-in-law's eight and 11-year- old children would to walk about a mile to the bot- tom of the hill. Herald- District Garden plot project ends initial year A harvest festival rounded off the first year of a garden- ing project designed to "renew city dwellers contact with 40 miles south of Calgary. The "family 10 acres of garden plots sur- rounded by 310 acres of rolling countryside, is a project started last spring by Dave Smith and Jack Shier. Families rented space at the site for the gardens they would not have a chance to grow in the city. In addition to traditional vegetables, project par- ticipants grew watermelons, cantelopes. celery, vine- ripened tomatoes, garlic and sunflowers. At the end of the season many of these amateurs harvested worth of vegetables. The idea arose from Mr. Smith and Mr. Shier's desire to encourage people to get out of the city for a few days dur- ing the summer and to help Alberta become more self- sufficient in vegetable produc- tion. Mr. Smith is a professional engineer who grew up on a farm in the Calgary area. Mr. Shier owns and farms the land on which the project is' located. The garden plots range in size from 25 by 50 feet, which rents for by 50 feet, and 50 by 100 feet, The cost of the water from the 'irrigation system is for those who want to use it. The Alberta department of agriculture points out a 50 by 100 foot plot is large enough to supply all the vegetables used in a year by an average Cana- dian family of four. The family garden projects makes no pretence of being a camping site or tourist attrac- tion, Mr. Smith says. There is no electricity, telephone, drinking water or overnight facilities. He feels the simple and primitive atmosphere is part of the value of the project. Participants are not allowed to use power equipment such as garden tractors, portable generators, or lawn mowers. Herbicides are also banned. The idea of garden plots for use by city people is not new. Vacant lots were rented out in Calgary for vegetable growing 25 years ago. They were com- mon in Canada 50 years ago and are very popular in Speed limit bylaw held CLARESHOLM (Staff) The Willow Creek MD will wait for a month before giving final approval to a request by the Nanton RCMP to raise the speed limit south of Nanton from 30 to 50 miles per hour. Coun. Jim Lowe said there is considerable traffic on to Highway 2 from an in- tersecting avenue. Reeve George Whitehead advised only two readings be given to the bylaw to allow time for citizens to express their opinions. DIET'S IMPORTANT! According to s study by Agnes Higgins, director of the Montreal Diet Dispensary, who is one ol the world's foremost nutritionists, an ad- equate diet for pregnant mothers and m'Fints. is the only.way to ensure healthy. adults. More- over, adequate elicits for nr-.edv roij'Ct save Canadian taxp.'wars miil.'.vis c; a yeai. Re.''d about Agner; Hiogins ancl hoi this Saturday. IN YOUR LETHBHIDGE HERALD WEEKtND MAGAZINE Anniversary service set COALIMLE (HNS) The Coaldale United Church Women will celebrate its 65th anniversary Sunday with a commemorative 11 a.m. ser- vice, lunch and program. Handicraft sale Sunday MAS1N iSIN A fall supper and haiulicral; sale will be held Sunday in the Allerston Roman Catholic Parish Hall. There will be a bake sale, quilt raffle, bingo and sale of handicrafts. An Invitation from HARRY and MARION BEAZER to attend... OPEN HOUSE at CHATEAU ISABELLA In 14 miles west, 4 miles south of Cardston SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2 to 9 P.M. Europe. The demand for gar- den plots in Ottawa, which has a similar project, far out- strips the supply. Mr. Smith says he is looking for more land to establish future plots. "Having too many plots in one place would be profitable but it would defeat the pur- pose of the project, which is to provide a place where people can get away from crowds and he adds. Overtime is paid reluctantly CLARESHOLM (Staff) The Willow Creek MD is now paying overtime, but doesn't want, for shop employees working a nine-hour day Mon- day to Thursday and eight hours Friday for a 44-hour week. A new board of industrial relations regulation says anything other than construc- tion and maintenance of roads must be based on an eight- hour day. Overtime pay started in the MD when the regulation came into effect on an eight-hour day. The MD will shorten the work day. Starting time will still be 7 a.m. Old school put to use CRANBROOK (Special) The former St. Eugene Mis- sion Indian residential school, just outside St. Mary's Indian Reserve, will be used to train 65 retarded children under the possible management of the Kootenay Society for Han- dicapped Children. Don Bingham, director of human resources program for the provincial government, says, however, that a local board from the more im- mediate area is preferred for management. The three-storey, concrete block building, with red tile roof, has extensive land- scaped grounds and out- buildings and a beautiful loca- tion along St. Mary's River. It was vacated when the federal Indian Affairs Depart- ment policy ruled integration of Indians into provincial education. Formerly it had stressed in- dustrial arts, farming and domestic occupations, and was equipped for these skills. Councillor Jim Lowe said the expenditure would use up all his allotment for road im- provements in the sub- division. The highways engineer said this kind of money could be better spent on rounding out sharp corners on roads that effect everyone in the sub- division. Meanwhile, the forestry road that joins the Coulee Road and the Ridge Road back into Chain Lakes remains too steep for a school bus to climb in winter. "If you start up there and spin out you don't know where you are going to land says Mr. Tuttle. He wants the MD to put in 27 feet of fill (the council says 25 feet) at the bottom of the 18 per cent grade and cut 10 feet off the top of the hill. "The school bus won't be able to get up and down this winter and we're worried about our he says. Not involved are Erwin Fisher's two girls. John Fleming's four children, and. William Wilbern's boy. These neighbors won't allow their children to get on the school bus until it has come back down the hill from Mr. Tuttle's place. Mr. Tuttle says their kids would have to walk a rnile and the councillors think it amounts to about three- marters of a mile. Did you ever try to walk up a hill that steep in asks Mr. Tuttle. He says snow drifts, com- bined with the hill, forced their children to miss 13 days of school two winters ago. He says he started the fight to cut the hill down three years ago. "I got up one petition with 14 names of people actually using that road all the time." His last petition had 54 names of people who had travelled the big hill. He says Coun. Lowe told him he won't do any work on the road this year, next year or ever. So Mr. Tuttle visited Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne. He says the highways minister says the MD has received a good road grant and. at the same time, the province had taken over work on other MD road, eas- ing the MD's road burden. "We have been in here 45 years next spring and they haven't done anything says Mr. Tuttle." However, he says the forestry road was pushed through 15 or 16 years ago. Mr. McGreer says he thinks a new road should be built straight north of John Fleming's place. This would still leave the Tuttle family isolated in winter by the big hill. Mr. McGreer also said the hill problem would qualify for provincial grant money. Meanwhile, council decided the school bus will go to the bottom of the hill when the weather is bad and no farther. Coun. Lowe said he rode horseback to school when he was a boy and council agreed a mile walk is not too far for children, even through snow drifts. Secretary appointed BELLEVUE (CNP Bureau) Ralph Jacobs of Lethbridge is the new secretary-treasurer for the Village of Bellevue. replacing Mrs. Florence Hannem who resigned her position recently to accept a similar position at the new town of Fox Creek. Mr. Jacobs was employed at Lethbridge by Wickes Canada Ltd. in the parts, sales and warranty department. He worked earlier at Swift Current as chief clerk of the comprehensive high school. FREE ESTIMATES On All Wiring CHINOOK ELECTRIC Phone 329-4422 SILVERWOOD DAIRIES We invite you to ship your Churning Cream to Silverwood Dairies, Lethbridge. SPECIAL PRICE 74 Ib. BUTTERFAT ;