Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, October 29, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-15 Taber stores fined for late hours By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer TABER Three stores here were each fined in Provincial Court Monday after pleading guilty to break- ing liiis town's controversial store hours bylaw. Stedman's, Macleod's and Robinson's Stores were charg- ed two weeks ago when they remained open after the clos- ing times outlined in the bylaw. Stedman's owner, Ed Engwer, told the court he would rather spend time in jail over the issue than pay the fine. However, Provincial Judge E. N. Macdonald said if the fine was not paid a seizure would be put on Mr. Engwer's store. Because the charge was made against the store and not an individual a jail term was not offered. All defendants representing- the three stores blasted the town council for keeping in effect the bylaw which dic- tates the hours of each store. Mr. Engwer said the bylaw is "ridiculous" and makes it impossible for Taber merchants to compete with Lethbridge stores for Taber consumers. "When we have the attitude of the council here it is hard for the small town to survive. "Lethbridge has 11 hours more shopping a week... and we have to compete against he said. The three stores are part of a group of merchants who want this town to extend shopping hours to include one evening of shopping as well as Wednesday shopping. Current hours only allow stores to remain open until 6 p.m Monday through Satur- day, except Wednesday when stores close at noon. Ed Olheiser, manager of Macleod's, told the court the businesses have proposed a motion to the Taber Businessmens Association to have the hours changed "The law is outdated and we want the hours revised for the benefit of the community, not he said. Provincial Judge Mac- donald, although admitting "there certainly seems to be a problem in the Town of said the stores were wrong to "openly flaunt the law." "The remedy for this situa- tion is not through this court at all but through council and the people who want it (the law) changed. "Continual abuse of it (the bylaw) can only lead this court to keep giving he said Terry Smyth, manager of Robinson's, said he hoped the court case would be a solution to the problem because it "brought the issue to a head." Ponderosa school plan approved FOREMOST (Staff) County of Forty Mile school superintendent Cliff Elle said Monday the school committee and the Ponderosa Hutterite Colony south of Grassy Lake have signed an education agreement. "We will be running the said Mr. Elle. "We are looking for a teacher right now." Earlier the school com- mittee said the Hutterites would not be allowed to hold school in their church building but this policy has been relax- ed temporarily. School for 11 students will be held in a separate room in the church building until a school is built by the Hutterites. At the regular meeting Coiin. Frank Romeike said, "We have got buses and good school facilities it doesn't seem right. We have the school buildings available. Any other family would have their children in school the day they arrived there. However, this is a different story." YAMAHA ORGANS Mew and Used COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 Site of new packing plant A gravel pit immediately east of Fort Maclebd on the junction of Highways 2 and 3 could be removed within 18 months with the construction of a million meat packing plant. Palmont Packers Ltd. of Montreal has an option on 360 acres of land for including the pit. It would employ about 200 workers. bridge scored by county councillors FOREMOST (Staff) County of Forty Mile coun- cillors scored the provincial highways department for erecting a bridge at Many berries that is "too narrow." "Why didn't they put a culvert asked Coun. Frank Romeike of Seven Per- sons. "They said they were afraid there would be an ice said Coun. Lyle Nattrass. "We wrote to them and ask- ed them for a wide enough bridge-at the Coun. William Kenneth Babe. Coun. Romeike said "the road is three or four feet wider on each side, wider than the bridge." 9 Seed cleaning plants will be advised they must come up with alternate proposals to benefit from the provincial funds available to fight wild oats. Rolling oats is not the answer, says Coun. William Kenneth Babe. "Those slim little wild oats would just go through there a whistling and never hurt their said Coun. Babe. Administrator Roy Wallman was instructed to engage Foremost insurance agent W. J. Phillips to process applications for the provincial government's a calf cash advance program. His remuneration would be per application, whether accepted or rejected. Mileage and long distance telephone calls ex- penses are also covered. District agriculturists refused to handle the processing, council learned. The department of agriculture is requesting thoughts and suggestions for possible programs for the up- coming year, said Coun. Ge- jdos. Joseph Fiest was granted time to settle an agreement of sale after council considered information that he has all risk crop insurance on the land and hasn't quite finished harvesting. "He expects he will have some revenue and he would like a couple of months to get this said Coun. William George McFall. "If he can't make the paymept he RUMPUS ROOM SOTS 2x4 Studs Each Studs Construction Grade, Men 1x2 dippings 89' 49< 3( VINYL ASBESTOS FLOOR TILE 12x12.080 Gauge 4 colors to choose from lineal foot PREFINISHED WOOD GRAIN PLYWOOD 4x1 pvranMrt HARDBOARD 4xS shoot Honey Pecan per sheet 4 59 5 would be better off to sell." Reeve Dan Vanden Berg and councillors Ed Torsher, Lyle Nattrass and William Kenneth Babe were named to a refuse disposal systems committee. It will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, with represen- tatives of towns and villages to settle garbage dump problems, one of which is burning garbage at dumps in contravention of the provin- cial law. Conn. Babe said the matter is urgent "We have got to cover them up and dig new holes before winter sets in." Council ratified the appoint- ment of Sheldon Steinke of Calgary 'as iministrative assistant to administrator Roy Wallman at a salary of per month. He commenc- ed duties Oct. 15. The council committee interviewed four applicants. The decision to hire Mr. Steinke was un- animous, said Coun. Russell Scratch. Council approved the ap- pointment of Ken Schacher as utilities officer effective Oct. 21 at a salary of per month. His job is to supervise the construction of natural gas co operative pipe lines. He will take a government spon- sored course Nov. 25. His field of operations does not include the improvement district. Mr. Schacher will provide a written monthly report. Foremost High School teacher Yosh Kabayama has received a 15 year service pin, for which he thanked council by letter. The school committee will include a clause of notice of termination in its upcoming contract with school bus operators. "We think they should be liable to pay us when they don't give proper said one councillor. "One bus driver gave only two days' notice." Council learned the county paid qff the notice period in two cases. Shifting population necessitated cancelling one Coon. Frank Romeike. ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. "Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer Since 1925" Cor. 2nd 13th Hearing? free offer of special interest to those who heir tot do not nderstand words has been anonced by iBeltone. A Boa-operating model of the smaDett Bdtone aid ever made wffl be given absotatdy free to anyone re- qaestiogit. Send for this free model now. It ft not a real hearing aid, bat ft wffl show you bow tiny bearing bete can be. 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The bylaw states that no one under the age of 16 years is allowed on the streets after p.m. Council will attempt to locate three bus stops in town at the east and west ends and in central Blairmore off of the main street for workmen en route to work. It was reported by foreman John Gibos that the installation of water and sewer lines in the new subdivision in southeast Blairmore are completed. Big turnip harvested PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Mrs. Inger Petersen holds the title Pincher Creek and District turnip growing champiqn. She dug a Laurentian Swedish turnip out of her garden last week. When defoliated it weighed 10 pounds and measured 25 inches in diameter. ETZIKOM (HNS) A farewell and retirement party for and Mrs. Clovis Sheltgen was held recently in the Etzikom Community Hall He was stationed here by the Alberta Wheat Pool in September, 1963, and is to retire Thursday. They are retiring to Bow Island. Barney Gogolinski of Orion was master of ceremonies He said Mr. Sheltgen served as a grain buyer with the McCabe Grain Company in 1942 at Kayville, Sask. He moved to Purple Springs in 1956 and was employed by the Ogilvies Members and staff gave him a wall clock and matching sconces. Mrs. Sheltgen receiv- ed a bouquet of flowers. Ashmore pick for llth mayor term WARNER (Special) Jack Ashmore was named mayor for an llth term by the village council at its recent organizational meeting. Ernie Reid was named deputy mayor. The finance and police com- mittees comprise Mayor Ashmore and councillors Bert Nilsson and Reid Crowsnesl Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, ftop., 582-214! Hfc're d We want to hear from you if you have a question, a problem or an opinion about your automobile or general insurance. We're a group of insurance experts and consumer representatives from your national, provincial and local consumer organizations. 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