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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thunday, October 14, 1971 THE LETHMIDGI HERALD 3 New faces tackle old problems but mayors find little opposition There were a few surprises in southern Alberta's towns, villages 'and hamlets as UK electorate rejected four in- cumbent mayors and favored fluoridation in two centres. The fluoridation plebiscite at Blairmore was decided by a mere two votes while Vauxhall was somewhat more decisive. Cardston rejected Sunday sports. Coleman has elected its first woman councillor in history, Mrs- Emily Misura. While most south Alberta centres returned mayors by acclamation, there were sev- eral stiff election battles and some new chief magistrates turned up. Mayors returned hy accla- mation were Mayor George K. Wolstenholme of Nanton, May- or Dennis Johnson of Barons, Mayor Ken Hurlburt of Fort Macleod, Mayor George Wait of Blairmore, Mayor John Holyk of Coleman, Mayor Alex Chumik of Picture Bulte, May- or Jack Ashmore of Warner, Mayor Jim DuCheneau ot Slavery, Mayor Reinhold Karl of" Foremost and Mayor Cam McKay of Milk River. Mayor Robert Graham of Raymond, Mayor Arthur Avery of Taber and Mayor AJvin Blakie of Coaldale were re- elected. ?eter Stokes, former mayor of Lomond, went down to de- feat in his bid for a council scat. Mrs. Jean Noble, former mayor of Nobleford, was de- feated in her bid for council but earlier won by acclamation fl seat on the school committee of Lethbridge County 26. At Vauxhall Mayor Merv Naltress was defeated by Har- vey Blaney, 165 votes to JGI- Mayor W. J. Gaits of Coutts was re-elected. Twelve-year council veteran Warren Hacke did not seek re-election this year. Fluoridation was given a vote of approval at Vauxhall with 190 in favor compared to 127 against. At Blairmore, fluoridation squeaked through with 216 in favor and 214 against. A re- count'is likely in order. Another well-known political figure, George Buzunis, for many years mayor of Fort Macleod, was successful in his bid to gain a council seat. Results follow: COLEMAN Incumbent Mayor John Holyk was re- elected by acclamation. Six councillors elected: Gra- ham Atkinson, incumbent, 225, Ted Kryczyka, incumbent, 292; Mrs. Emily Misura, 255, Gerry Rejman, 269, William Skura, 281, and Joseph Wavrecan, 257. Defeated were Gordon Dun- ford, 211, Gino Quarn, 179, Mrs. Mollly Strickland, 129, and incumbent Earl Schmidt, 321. A total of 56 per cent of the eligible voters exercised their franchise. Mrs. Misura is the first woman ever to be elected to council here. Mrs. Misura, still not "over the shock of being said she has always been in- terested in community affairs and has taken every non-pay- ing job she could get to help her town. Her husband is miner George Misura. BLAIRMORE George Wait was re-elected by acclamation. Six councillors elected were incumbents Dr. Roy Amund- sen, 394, and Donald Dececco, 306; and newcomers Ernie Fan- tin, 332, Ernie Luira, 263, Wal- lace Ablei, 230, and Sam Good- man, 220. Defeated were Lawrence Piz- zey, 176, Eugene Rojek, 174, Michael Amatto, 158, and Jo- seph Giza, 115. A total of 44 per cent of the eligible voters voted. Croivsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmore Phons J62-2149 TABER FROZEN FOODS PHONE 223-2633 TABER NEW MANAGEMENT SALE IN EFFECT UNTIL SAT., OCT. 16 FRONTS of BEEF......Ib. 43c HINDS of BEEF.......Ib. 72c SIDES cf BEEF Ib. 57c SIDES of PORK.......Ib. 29c SIDES of LAMB......Ib. 57c ALL MEATS UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED CUTTING, WRAPPING IN ALUMINUM FOIL AND FREEZING............per Ib. CURING MAM and BACON..................... lOc CUSTOM SLAUGHTERING TUES., WED., THURS., FRI. AT TABER PACKERS Home of fine Brazier foodt BELLEVUE Five council- lors elected: incumbents Wil- liam Howard Bennett, 165, James E. Fisher, 204, and God- frey llungar, 149; and new- comers Louis Olinek, 122, Wil- liam A. White, 121. Defeated were John Borth- wick, 119, Ricardo Petronc, 111, Donovan Roil, 112, Matthew Vastenhout, (17. Council will appoint the may- or. PINCHER CREEK Mayor Arthur Ames was re-elected with 44G votes, defeating Archi- blad Wilson with 341. Six councillors elected were newcomer Geoff Higa, 698; and incumbents Oliver Haigh, 484, Francis Sorgc, 448, John Oly- slager, 415, James Burns, 372, and Bradford Sawyer, 367. Defeated were Frank Ben- nett, 350, Frank Cotton, 159, Lowell Holland, 137, Morgan Johnson, 274, JamosKiMoran, 196, William Nielson, 157, Gor- don Robb, 149, Frank Wood, 94, and Ronald Zukhvsky, 190. A total of 793 voted out of eligible. MAGRATH Pingrec Tan- ner received 214 votes to de- feat incumbent mayor Svend Jensen with 213 votes. Six elected to council were Dr- R. M. Dahl, 302; incum- bent George Gruninger, 291, Ray Barker, 286, John Moors, 275; incumbent David Lowry, 213. and John Bnmncr, 22S. Defeated were Ray Steven- son, 204, Gerald Lcishman, 192, L. B. Tanner, 191, Mark Pas- sey, 188, Gordon Coleman, 156, and Hans Raasch. A total of 80 per cent of the voters voted, 527. FORT MACLEOD Mayor Ken Hurlburt elected by accla- mation. Elected to council were incumbents Grant Day, 496, Philip Hodnett, 480, and Ron Tilbe, 479; and newcomers George Buzunis (a former 465, John Davis, 408, and Charlie Edgar, 372. Defeated in his bid' to gain a council scat was Floris Lemire, incumbent, 359. Elected to hospital board by acclamation were Jim Burger and Wilfrid Perrin. A total of 679 out of 1.573 voters exer- cized Uieir franchise. PICTURE BUTTE Filling six council seats were Duane Oliver, 253; Mrs. Mary Shaw, 197; Harry Watson, 191; Jim Kulka, 173: Jack Finch, 148; and Howard Branch, 143. Defeated were Clarence Leeck, 130; Mike Djordjevic, 122; Henry Heinen, 121; and incumbent Jim Foreman, 105. Elected earlier by acclama- tion to the Picture Butte Hospi- tal board were incumbents S. P. Johnson, Richard O'Brien, Ben Nyhof, Mrs. Betty Juris and Harry Watson. Elected by ac- clamation to the county school board was incumbent William Vogt MILK RIVER Incumbent mayor Cam McKay was return- ed by acclamation. Six council vacancies were filled by John Dykslag, 228; Bob Bogle, 221; John Reese, 205; Terry Michalis, 188; Alice Clelland, 185; and Doug SI- Peter, IBS. Defeated was Cal Salmon, 107. Bill Finlay was elected to the hospital board with 145 votes. Defeated was Betty Wachtle'r, 129. John Reese was elected to the county school board by accla- mation. VAUXHALL Harvey Bla- ney was elected mayor with 165 votes, defeating incumbent ma- yor Merv Nattress, 161. There were four spoiled ballots. Six council vacancies were filled by Bob Powers, 279; Nora Sautcr, 273; Corney Loewen, Norm ErsMne, 241; Boh Connor, 204; and John Moore, 198. Defeated were Howard Ol- son, 175; Jim Swartz, 157; and Joe McNiven, 132. The fluoridation bylaw was passed with 190 in favor and 127 against. There was a 50 per cent turn out at the polls. VULCAN Mayor D. D. Mc- Queen re-elected by acclama- tion. Six elected to council were incumbents Howard Klippart, 214, John David Mitchell, 219, Dr. Kenneth Orchard, 222, and Eugene Waskicwich, 213; and newcomers Mrs. Caroline A. Graham, 221 and George Rich- ardson, 246. Defeated was in- cumbent Caryl Melvin Johnston, 174. Elected to hospital board was D- D. McQueen, 161 votes, de- feating J. L. (Liuidy) Findlay, 118 voles. Ron Pelham was elected to school board with 195 votes, de- feating incumbent J. L. Find- lay with 80 votes, TABER Incumbent mayor Arthur Avery was re-elected, receiving 756 votes to defeat Lends Pollard with 738 votes. Sir council vacancies were filled by incumbents Bruce Mil- liken, 884, Ken McDonald, Wayne Gough, 856; and new- comers Mike Powell, Dennis Turin 695, and Helen Wentz and Peter Lindquist 663 (tie to be decided by returning Defeated were Gordon Berwick, 175, Peter Djordjevic, 566, Howard Francis, 498, and Weste Jensen, 536. The north ward of the Taber General Hospital board w a s filled by acclamation with Dale Clifton returned. The south ward was won by Robert Pat- erson incumbent with 215, de- feating Ken Kurio with 135 votes. Five incumbents elected to the separate school board were Roy Blais, 181; Joseph Chom- any, 201; Johanna McDonald, 250; Hubert Pyne, 216; and Ron- ald Williams, 204. Defeated were Lorraine Herman, 134 and Barry Ormstom, 48. COALDALE Incumbent mayor Alvin Blakie was re- elected, receiving 523 votes to defeat Brian Finnigan with 186. Six council vacancies were filled by two incumbents Ab- ram Ens, 422 and Erna Goerl- zen, 266; Earl Foxall, 389, John Goessen, 343, Peter Letke- mann, 270, and William Mar- tens, 247. Defeated were Mike Balycky, 177 Melvern Epp, 132, Eugene Dairy Queen brazier, L Fit W. An. 0 D.ft. BOTH LOCATIONS: NORTH and SOUTH 2 DAYS ONLY! FRIDAY and SATURDAY October ISIIi and 16IM sundae BUY ONE AT REGULAR PRICE AND FOR 5c MORE GET ANOTHER OF EQUAL VALUE! AVAILABLE AT BOTH LOCATIONS: NORTH STORE 516 13th ST. N. PHONE 327-4855 SOUTH STORE 1152 MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE SOUTH PHONE 327-6440 Grcgorash, 204, Bill Holmes, 223, Duncan Lloyd, 1.67, Peter Mai-tens 183, Gailen Neville, 221, Simon Overes, 39, incum- bent Hans Pfeffel 238, and Douglas Redding, 54. Rev. Peter Retzlaff was elect- ed to the County of Lethbridge school committee with 323 votes to defeat Earl Foxall with 257 and incumbent Douglas Red- ding with 41. There were 747 voters out of a possible who exercised their franchise. There were seven votes at the advance poll. CLARES1IOLM Mayor Er- nie Patterson was re-elected with 546 votes, defeating Floyd Norby wijli 448 votes. Councillors elected were Paul C. Andersen, 659, Dr. G. D. Clark, 646, Willard Honker, 715, Dan LeGrandeur, 821, Charles B. Thomas 766, and James Wannamaker, 566. Defeated were Allan C. Gra- bowksy, SIC, and Donald Green, 508. RAYMOND Incumbent Robert Graham was re-elected mayor with 434 votes, defeating newcomers David K. Elton, 182 votes, and Arlidge W. Hill, 140 votes. Elected to council were new- comers Bert L. Hall, 471, Dean Cooper. 416, W. W. Nalder, 408, A. G. Evans, (former 400 Val Grabavac, 377, and John H. Bridge 336. Defeated were incumbents Gordon Scoville, 321, and Rob- ert Hill, 307, and newcomers Wallace L. Wilde, 298, Gordon Anderson, 287, B. V. Heninger, 320, and Grant Hail, 202. A total of 766 voters cast bal- lots, 20 of which were spoiled for councillors and 12 for mayor. LOMOND Elected to coun- cil were Henry Huff, incum- bent, with 62 votes; Peter Deg- enstein and James Teasdale with 54 votes each- Defeated were Leonard Chase, 41 votes, and Peter Stokes, former mayor, with 38 votes. Elected by acclamation to school trustee was Leonard Chase. A total of 85 out of 120 voters exercised their franchise. STIRLING Three council vacancies were filled by accla- mation mill Clifford Hirsobe, Carmen Conrad and Robert Perrett returned. A single school board vac- ancy was filled by Boyd Hirsche, 105. Defeated was Robert Perrett, 31. CAHDSTON Incumbent mayor Lloyd Gregson was re- elected, receiving 579 votes to defeat Gilbert Scbaffer with 298 votes and Mrs. Veia Lowry with 28 votes. Six council vacancies were filled by Alma Sommerfeldt, 563, Stanley Johnson, 583, Mrs. Wanda Jensen, 498. Dr. Burns Larson, 492, Vera Quinton, 363 and Don Caldwell, 352. Defeat- ed were Chester AJdridge, 260, Jack Beck, 88, Lowell Hartley, 303, Roger Jorgensen, 135, Gor- don Orr, 349, Guido Pontarollo 185, Mrs. Ellen Smith, 207, Gil- bert Smith, 285, Mark Sommer- feldt, 225, and Hubert West, 325. A total of 80 per cent of the voters turned out. Sunday sport received 637 against and 280 favoring the measure. Hospital board was gained by Bruce Blirt, 694, and Bill Komm, 668. Defeated was Leo Still r, 316. WARNER 'iiirte council vacancies were filled by incum- bent Jack Ashmore, 104; Ernie Reid, 83 and incumbent Will Peterson, 71. Defeated were Arvil Dustin, 68; William Ent- zmingcr, 53; and John Schoen, 35. The mayor will bo chosen from the three men. Howard Folkins was return- ed to (he county school com miltee by acclamation. FRANK Elected to council were Milan Balog, 58 votes, Norman Richat, 56 voles, and Anlhony Patera, incumbent, 52 votes. Defeated was John Pool, 39 votes. A total of 58 per cent of the electors turned out. NOBLEFORD Elected to council were Arnold Lubbers 128 votes, Jeiinc Nciboer, in- cumbenl, 109, and Karl Lang, Jr., 104 voles. Defeated was former mayor Mrs. Jean Noble with 71 votes. Mrs. Noble gained by accla- mation a seat on the school committee of the Ijcthbridge County 26 school committee. Mr- Lubbers is a former sec- retary-treasurer of the village. COUTTS Filling three seats on council arc W. J. Galls, 133 voles, re elected mayor; Irwin Thiessen, 127 votes; and Leon Orr, 91 votes. Defeated were Ed Makel, 58 votes, and Neil McLeod, 37 voles. CARMANGAY Elected to council were Lawrence Bodie, 92; Robert Moore, 60, and Ken- nelh Voik, 77. One hospital vacancy was filled by Frank Teskey. Mr. Teskey tied with Paul Kryzan- owski with 57 votes each" and was named lo the board with a draw from the ballot box. Leonard Frazer was elected to Ihe school board with 91 voles. There were 117 voter soul of a possible 155. STAVELY Incumbent mayor Jim DuCheneau was re- elected by acclamalion. Six council vacancies were filled with Mary Sundquist, 101; Arther Scott, 106; Darwyn Moon, 8S; Alex Russell, 100; Ai-den 89; and Boyd Sorenson, 96. Defeated was Jim Bunch, 77. Sam Norby was elected by acclamation to the hospital board. FOREMOST Filling five vacancies on council were in- cumbents Reinhold Karl, 124, William Buis, Jr., 124, George Piper, 101, Ted L y n e s, 99, and newcomer George Butterwick, 65. Defeated were Thomas tte- buchi, 57, Mrs. Henny Haugen, 55, Dellon Jensen, 4-4, Veslon Granberg, 40, and Vernon nold, 29 votes. Elected by acclamation lo Ihe Bow Island Hospital board was John Bollinger and G i 1 Mchlcn won a seat unopposed to the school board- NAATW Returned by ac- clamation were Mayor George K. AVolstenliolme and council- lors T. C. Stewart, L. E. Stap- ley, Donald Kitchen, E. J. Rob- ley, M. Frickcton and R. S. Nixon. BARONS Elected by ac- clamation when two year vet- eran Mrs. June Cowie withdrew from the race were incumbent Dennis Johnson and newcom- ers Everet Schicbout and Lloyd Fraser. Mr. Johnson has served on j the village council for one year as mavor. district ori Page 18 These Are The Letltbridge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area PINCHER CREEK AND BROCKET KORINE YELLOW HORN Brocket PINCHER CREEK MRS. EDWARD LUNN (Special Correspondent) Box 213 WRENTHAM MRS. RAIPH WHITROW P.O. Bon 97 CLARESHOLM PAUL ANDERSEN P.O. 34S COUTTS MRS. ALICE HACKC General Dellvnry MASINASIN MRS. FRANCIS MUELLER P.O. Box 329, Milk River COALDAIE MRS. PETER 7VMBURSKI Box 100] Contact those peopto for your District News or Classified Advertising A quality designed and pro- duced in Canada since 1872. YEP We Sfill Make 'Em 30" AUTOMATIC RANGE A superbly styled automatic range, de- signed to fit neatly into and line up with standard kitchen counters. 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