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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, October 19, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 21 Hays seeks water system aid TABER (HNS) The future of the water and sewer systems in the hamlet of Hays is at stake the stake is the high operating costs in relation to the low revenue generated by the systems. Representatives of the provincial department of environment met this week with the Taber Municipal District council to explore the possibility of transferring the installations to the municipality for .operation and maintenance. But the council advised the visitors that a condition of transfer would be that the department pay any operating cost deficit so no charge would be made on the remainder of the MD to subsidize Hays residents for their domestic services. The Hays water and sewer systems, designed for a community of people which was never realized, were installed by the PFRA when the federal govern- ment had jurisdiction v over the Hays irrigation project. When the provincial government's department of the environment took over the BowHiver Irrigation District from the PFRA it was not aware of the inclusion of the two systems, council was told. It was further revealed that PFRA had been sub- sidizing the Hays people for a number of years. After hearing council's opinions, the delegation comprising Ken Nelson, Mike Yakemchuck, A. R. Strome and Glen Campbell will make further recommen- dations to department officials on the situation. With no election change in the personnel of council, Mike Ohashi having been returned to office, the statutory meeting was set for 10 a.m. next Monday, at which a reeve will be elected by the council. Committees will be struck for the coming year. Reeve's election loss has Cardston stumped Great year for cabbage South In short Joe Miyanaga of Taber is harvesting cabbage from his 10-acre plot a few miles north :of the town. He planted about 10 acres to cabbage and estimates he is harvesting about 20 tons to the acre. Most of the produce is shipped to Edmonton and Calgary. CARDSTON (Staff) Peo- ple close, to the. municipal government, scene here are wondering why -Harold Jensen, Cardston Municipal District councillor for 28 years, lost his seat in this week's election. TABER (HNS) Ollie Hammerstedt, 2607 10th Ave. N., Lethbridge, has been engaged as utility officer for the Municipal District of His duties will com- mence Nov. 1. ,400 for fishing pond PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Fire Chief Archie Petrone recently presented to Bob Burns to help finance improve- ment of facilities at the senior citizens fishing ponds on his land east of here, The money, was raised by local firefighters at a June dance. The pond has now provided two seasons of fishing for old- timers. During the past summer the large pond has been deepened, the flowing water supply enlarged, and the area sown to-grass. Trees and-shrubs have been planted and numerous picnic tables installed. The area will be lighted and music supplied. The Alberta fish and wildlife department has stocked the pond with rainbow trout. Local citizens have volunteered many hours of labor to improve the park. CouUs must choose hew mayor GOWDOy W1I1S COUTTS; (HNS) A trio of village councillors elected week will choose one .from among them Monday to succeed 111 former mayor Wally J. Gaits. Elected were incumbents Leon Orr, Erwin Thiessen and newcomer Warren Hacke. Defeated were newcomers Keith Dangerfield, and .Eva Brewster. Mr. Gaits did not seek re-election. Mr: Hacke was a village councillor some years ago. Utility officer named by Tctbef MD -M" Claresholm contract awarded CLARESHOLM A contract for roof repairs and- services construction at the Claresholm Care Centre has been awarded to Aetna Roofing Ltd., Public Works Minister W. 0. Backus has announced. Bazaar scheduled Nov. 8 TABER (HNS) The annual Taber First Ward LDS Church bazaar will be held at the LDS Stake Centre here commencing at 5 p.m. Nov. 8. The general public is invited to attend and participate. of home manufacture, clothing, pastries and other cookery items will be for sale. Funds raised at the event will go toward the operation and maintenance of the church building at 47th St. and 50th Ave. Association elects officers ETZIKOM (HNS) Helen Kraft has been re elected president of the Etzikom Home and School Association. Gladys Genno was named vice president and the education study representative. Mrs. Dave Shauf is secretary treasurer. The name will be changed to Etzikom Parent Teacher Association. Members will hold a bake sale Nov. 8. place to be an- nounced. Calgary man named BELLEVUE (CNP Bureau) Rory Campbell of Calgary has .been named local co ordinator of the Neighborhood Improvement Program sponsored by the provin- cial government. The village has not yet disclosed what its projects will be. Hear more clearly without irritating background noise. Heannq Aid 1! you find thai much of the sound you hear is harsh. irritating noise, then our new Directional heating aid, the "Royal 0" could be jusl right for you. This comfortable aid brings you clear, rich sound fit a pleasant JeveS as it serf Jens and reduces harsh unwanted background noise from the side and rear. Come in for a demonstration of the "Roya! 0" or any other aid from Zenith's Sine of more than aids al no cost or obligation. Batteries for aW makes o! hearing aids. Quality goes in foetfcwe name LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Heflping the hart til hearing since 1943 ___ 327-2872 BROCKET (Special) Butch Little Moustache of Brocket has captured the all- around cowboy crown in the All-Indian Rodeo at Washoe County Fairgrounds in Nevada. He competed in calf Toping and events. The three-day event involv- ed about 300 contestants from the Piaute, Shoshone, Blackfoot, Klamath, -Natchez, Sioux, Navajo and other tribes. It was sponsored by the Pyramid Lake Indian Rodeo Association and the Reno Junior Chamber of Commerce. Challenged with the task of roping an elusive, dodging calf with 25 feet of lariat, then dis- mounting and tying up three of its legs with a short length of rope, Little Moustache ac- complished the feat in two go- rounds that clocked a combin- ed time of seconds. In bareback riding, he split a second purse with Pete. Bruised Head of Brocket for a combined total of 121 points. Warner incumbents elected WARNER Re elected to the village council are in- cumbents Jack Ashmore, 107 votes, and Ernie-Reid, US votes. Newcomer Bert was elected with 105 votes. Defeated were Adrian McAndrews. 72 votes, and Henry Barrows, 46 votes. Elected school represen- tative on the Warner County school committee was Howard Folkins, the in- cumbent, with 101 votes. George Pitlman was defeated with 54 votes. Mr. Hammerstedt was selected by the MD council from among 10 applicants for the position because of his ex- perience in gas line installa- tion field. At 47, he succeeds Frank Blondheim who transferred to the provincial energy conser- vation board Aug. 31. The council also approved contracts for the installation of a natural gas service to the MD house and shop at Hays under the franchise of the Bow River Gas Co-operative. In- stallation should get .un- derway next.year. The council gave two readings to a bylaw providing for the sale of 2.86 acres of public land 20 miles northwest of Taber, in the Retlaw area, to the federal department of justice for the installation of a radio repeateer site for the RCMP. The matter is now referred to the minister of municipal affairs for approval prior .to third reading of the bylaw. Approval was also given to numerous land subdivisions, and oil, gas and power line road crossings and easements. Council refused a request from the Oldman River Regional Planning Commis- sion to receive copies of the minutes of council meetings. In other business, the coun- cil approved the purchase of a oil storage tank, a new pulvi-mixer at a cost of and a new IHC diesel truck tractor, all for use in the 1975 roadwork program. Town wants streets cleared BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Town council is taking a bard look at motorists who park in the way of snow-removal operations. This winter-residents who park cars on streets here will feel the bite of the law along with the cold weather bite. Each winter, say coun- cillors, town snow-removal crews experience difficulty during snowstorms trying to drive around parked cars. The bylaw prohibits the parking of vehicles, including holiday trailers, for longer than 48 hours without moving the units. Council reaffirmed that vehicles can and will be removed. I GETA.570 A CwMry llrtc NO WON THE AIR FARM NEWS fe40 wiw, am, 1230 pm, wtthVERMKOOP FwmDtractor Taber's residential 3 top million TABER (HNS) Approval of residential building permits during the first half of October, covering construction of 24 residential units to the total value of has given impetus to the building trades in Taber. The new permits-brought the year's total for residen- tial construction to covering 62 units, as- compared with and 65 units for all of 1973. October's building starts include three single-family and four semi-detached dwellings being built by Link Bros. Construction of Lethbridge, for five semi-detached residences by Holger Just of Taber for and three single family residences being built by Joseph Born, Ken Leavitt, and Dr. Norman Chychota at 5110 46th St. for The semi-detached units are intended to become oc- cupant-owned by land transfer, rather than., the customary occupant leased arrangement. Cominco net earnings much higher than "73 Only a few people can offer any explanation why Reeve Jensen went down to defeat at the polls in a contest with Ken Woolford in Division 2. It's just one of those things that happens in politics. The people spoke and rather decisively the count was votes for Mr. Jensen and 125 for Mr. Woolford. "The only word I heard from one or two people was that Mr. Jensen has been in too long.and now it was time for someone said a person close to the scene. "Sometimes experience and ability don't enter into it. "But Harold did a good job for his district." Mr. Jensen and Mr. Woolford were not available for comment and are believed to be out of town. It was thought that the former reeve for 10 years is on a holiday to Expo 74 in Spokane and will continue on to Victoria, B.C. Council is faced with the task of electing a new reeve Why did Mr. Jensen fail to regain his seat? It will be the topic of conversation for many days to come here. "I am wondering the same thing said a coun- cillor who did not wish to be named. "As far as representing his district, he did as well or perhaps better than most councillors. Maybe he was just in too long." Said another: "Harold Jensen never missed a meeting and as far as I know was never late for a meeting the whole 28 years he served the municipality. No election issues were raised that could have contributed to his defeat, observers say. Vulcan protester elected VULCAN A Brant man who refused to pay his 1973 .municipal taxes to the County of Vulcan has been elected a county councillor. Steve Dixoif withheld 127 in taxes for a short time in 1973 as a protest against the alleged privilege extended to Hutterite colonies to operate their own public schools. He said in October, that "the colonies are in es- sence operating segregated public schools." Shortly after, he paid his taxes in full. He was elected a coun- cillor in Division 4. VANCOUVER (CP) Cominco Ltd. Friday reported net earnings for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 1974, were million, with net earnings of million for the same period in 1973. E. Burnet, chairman and chief executive officer of Cominco, said in a statement sales increased to million, compared with million for the same period last year. Mr. Burnet said that although operations at Trail, Kimberley and Salmo were shut down by a strike in the third quarter, earnings in that period exceeded those of the corresponding period of 1973 because of improved .earnings from the United States and other Canadian and overseas operations. Significant progress has been made towards resolving the 3Vfe month work stoppage at Trail, Kimberley and Salmo, Mr. Burnet said, and when negotiations with the of- fice workers' union are concluded; plant start-up procedures will limit produc- tion for the first several weeks. The Kimberley local of the Association of Commercial and Technical Employees is seeking its second contract while the Trail local is seeking its first. The 4.200 steelworkers employed by Cominco in B.C. settled their contract dispute but will not return to work un- til ACTE settles. NEEDS MANY BLOSSOMS A pound of honey may hold the essence of two million flower blossoms. 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